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chase


One suspected robber

killed, second man is

in police custody


M By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
A HIGH-SPEED police
chase ended in tragedy yes-
terday, when two suspected
robbers lost control of a stolen
jeep, which overturned in
bushes off Westridge High-
way.
The men, suspected of com-
mitting an armed robbery in
the Westridge area sometime
around 4.15pm yesterday,
were being pursued by police
officers. Their identities are
unknown.
One of the men, believed to
be in his early to mid-twen-
ties, was found dead at the
scene after the jeep, a stolen


'" I THE body of one of the suspected robbers is
removed from the scene yesterday. The overturned
vehicle can be seen in the background.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Ford Explorer, flipped into
the air several times and land-
ed upside down in the bush.
Police found a 9mm hand
gun near his body.
The second man, said. to be
in his mid-thirties, was found
on his stomach bleeding, but
still conscious. He was taken
to the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital where he received treat-
ment. He is now in police cus-
tody.
Near the second man, police
discovered a shotgun that had
been stolen from a home the
pair are reported to have
robbed only minutes before.
According to Chief Super-
intendent of Police Hulan
SEE page 10


Investigation into 'suspicious Morton Salt Man stabbed in 26t1h

package' found at NIB building workers plan'to murder of the year

SBy PAUL GTURNQUEST take strike vote


Tribune Staff Heporter
THE police and the bomb squad had to be called to National
Insurance Board's Clifford Darling complex on Baillou Hill Road
yesterday after a "suspicious package" was discovered in a bath-
room.
The object, which was considered a "serious threat", was dis-
covered sometime around 11.30am.
Immediately all personnel were evacuated from the building.
Initially, the internal security at NIB conducted its own "inves-
tigation" before the police and fire services departments were
notified.
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, Lennox McCartney, the
SEE page 10


* By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
WORKERS at the Morton Salt
Company in Inagua plan to take a
strike vote on Wednesday, The
Tribune was told.
It is claimed that the union
decided to carry out a strike poll
after the government appointed
arbitrator was unsuccessful in
resolving the dispute over the
industrial agreement for workers
at the Inagua plant.
Obie Ferguson, the union's
lawyer, told The Tribune that he
is certain that all of the workers
would vote to strike.
Yesterday, Mr. Ferguson said:
"The Minister of Labour had
requested a delay with a view of
resolving the matter, but Father
Palacious went up there but noth-
ing happened."
Mr Ferguson said that Father
Palacious was appointed by the
Minister of Labour to be an arbi-
trator in the dispute.
He said that Father Palacious
met with Morton Salt's Manag-
ing Director Glenn Bannister and
some of.the union's officers last
week in Inagua.
However, he said, Father Pala-
SEE page 10


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE country recorded its
26th murder yesterday when a
male, who was stabbed in his
chest, died at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital of his wounds.
According to Chief Superin-
tendent of Police Hulan Han-
na, officers were alerted to the
stabbing, which occurred in the
Rasta Camp off Joe Farrington
Road, around 2.30pm yester-
day.
At 2.55pm, the male, whose
identity is still unknown, was


pronounced dead at the hospi-
tal.
Information remains sketchy
at this time, however police offi-,
cials believe that the victim
knew his attacker.
'We are following significant
leads in connection with this lat-
est slaying. We don't know what
exactly the reason behind it may
be, but it may be that the victim
knew his assailant. We are not
entirely sure of that at this time,
but that is what may be going
on," he said.
No one is in custody at this
time.


Pastors, Christian leaders to pose

12 questions to election candidates
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A GROUP of pastors and other Christian leaders are going to
put 12 questions relating to such issues as "homosexual tourism",
marriage, gambling and Christian values to all candidates before
the May 2 election to find out their positions on what they describe
as controversial and "overlooked" moral issues.
The coalition of "concerned" individuals will forward the list of
questions to party chairmen, and will publish the candidate's
SEE page 10


Bahamian students at


site of US university
shootings are all
accounted for
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
ALL known Bahamian
students enrolled at Virginia
Tech university the site of
the deadliest mass shooting
rampage in US history -
have been accounted for,
according to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.
This follows reports that
the distressed mother of a
Bahamian student contacted
the government when she
had not heard from her
daughter after the shooting,
which claimed the lives of
32 people yesterday.
Last night, the ministry
confirmed that the mother
had spoken with her daugh-
ter, who has in turn spoken
to the other known Bahami-
an student. However, there
were unconfirmed reports
that up to four Bahamians
might be students at the
university. A Foreign
Affairs officer was dis-
patched to the university.
SEE page 10


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and political interference


N response to criticisms that
there may have been political
interference and manipulation in the
recent promotions in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt is quoted by
The Bahama Journal as asking:
"When is there not politics
involved?"
According to The Journal, Mrs
Pratt then queried whether the police
consider it political interference when
the political directorate gives the
Force money for cars, weapons and
other necessities.
Cabinet ministers and others in the
present administration seem to have
difficulty with our system of govern-
ment and the separation and delimi-
tation of functions between the var-
ious authorities and agencies of the
state, even the foundational concept
of separation of powers between the
three principal divisions of the state
itself.
From the very beginning one of
the PLP government's more knowl-
edgeable and promising ministers
publicly lamented that when he
walked into his new ministry he found
himself in an institution where he
knew no-one and no-one knew him.
He wanted to bring in a whole new
category of persons with whom he
had previously worked, who shared
his campaign goals and who could
interface with the civil servants in his
ministry. He wanted to be like an
incoming president of the United States
who changes all the people at the top.

Incidentally, both President
George W Bush and his partner
British Prime Minister Tony Blair are
now learning a valuable lesson, too
late for them but perhaps of value for
others in the future. It is that broken
forms of government more often than
not result in bad governance.
Martin Kettle of The Guardian of
London, says that both men came to
office suspicious of the systems they
inherited and eager to change them.
But in trying to circumvent their sys-
tems, they both made disastrous mis-


calculations.
Mr Bush listened to the war party
in the Pentagon and did not want to
hear voices in the State Department
and in his own intelligence agencies
while he and his arrogant neocon ide-
ologues pushed their agenda for the
invasion of Iraq.
Now his presidency is discredited
and America is locked into a war and
an occupation that is costing thousands
of lives, hundreds of billions of dollars
and the goodwill of the rest of the
world.
The one friend who might have been
-able to dissuade Mr Bush from this
reckless adventure was British Prime
,Minister Tony Blair. But Mr Blair also


circumvented the established process-
es of his own system of government.
Mr Kettle referred to the Hutton
Inquiry of 2003 which revealed the
system of so-called "sofa govern-
ment" featuring unminuted huddles
between the Prime Minister and a
small group of officials through which
Mr Blair chose to govern.
Papers were not circulated to some
ministers and it became difficult for
those not directly involved to play a
meaningful part. The result was more
miscalculation, and Mr Blair, instead
of restraining Mr Bush with sorely-
needed realistic advice, only added
to the folly.

There are people in the PLP,
including Prime Minister
Perry Christie, who know full well
what our system of government is
about. Some of them are' educated
in constitutional law. They know, or
ought to know, that broken forms of
government are likely to lead to bad
governance.
Still, the relentless attack on our
system of government has continued
for five years. The PLP started out by
hiring a slew of mostly useless con-
sultants in their haste to circumvent
the civil service. But their most dan-
gerous interference has been the
attack on the independence of the
judiciary.
All systems of government can
benefit from healthy change and evo-
lution, of course, so that stagnation
and inertia do not set in. Very rarely
does radical change become necessary
or advisable in a system that has been
steadily evolving.
The prime consideration is that those
who influence the processes of change
understand what they are dealing with
in the first place. The people who make
or are trained to maintain a Rolls
Royce engine are qualified to make
changes but a bush mechanic will
almost certainly ruin it.
The PLP minister who found it dif-
ficult to work with civil servants at the
outset is, like Mr Christie, quite knowl-
edgeable about the system. He had
made many speeches about what
should be done by way of, eform.


There has been little studied reform
but a lot of destructive interference.
Perhaps the answer lies in the arro-
gance and sudden omniscience that
afflict some people as soon as they are

The relentless attack
on our system of
government has
continued for five
years. The PLP
started out by hiring
a slew of mostly
useless consultants in
their haste to
circumvent the civil
service.

placed in positions of power. The late
Eugene Dupuch used to say that this
phenomenon was precipitated by the
"rarefied atmosphere" of the Cabinet
Room that went directly and swiftly
to their heads.

Ministers in the throes of this
affliction seem to think that
they actually have arbitrary control
over the institutions and agencies list-
ed in their portfolios and that their
remit bestows on them all knowledge
and power.
They seem to forget that our con-
stitution and our statutes are all about
the rule of law and are replete with
elaborate provisions to separate and
define the functions, and to limit the
powers, of every division of govern-
ment and every agency and authority.
It is true that there can be no
absolute separation of powers in a sys-
tem based on the will of the people
expressed through democratically-
elected representation. That is pre-
cisely why the constitution and other
laws go to such pains to set out the
extent of separation and the division of
power, and to establish buffer zones
between them.
Some of the items in a minister's


portfolio are departments that he may
have direct responsibility for and even
these are not at his arbitrary disposal.
There are others in which a minister
may be responsible for relations with a
particular agency, authority, semi-gov-
ernmental institution or non-govern-
mental entity.
Managing the relationship with one of
these agencies may mean that the min-
ister and his government are responsible
for providing money, accommodations
and facilities. It may even mean in some
cases that the minister must on a daily
basis work closely and in consultation
with a particular agency.
It does not mean that because the
minister and the government are
responsible for providing money and
equipment for an agency that they
have a right to exercise control over
it and to manipulate it for partisan
political purposes or for personal
aggrandisement.

n short, the responsibility to pro-
vide funds does not carry with it
the right to exercise political interfer-
ence and to manipulate the Police
Force for political purposes.
Perhaps the failure to understand -
or to accept this was at the root of the
confrontation over the independence
of the judiciary. This has done serious
damage to our system of government
because there is no clearer separation
of power in our system than the sepa-
ration between the judiciary and the
executive.
The money in the Treasury belongs
to the people of The Bahamas, not to a
political party nor to ministers of the
government. The people have a right to
expect that the police will be provi-
sioned without any obligation to any
politician or political party.
The people also have a right to
expect that the disbursement of public
funds to the judiciary should take place
in accordance with the legitimate needs
of that pillar not agency of the state
and that the judiciary has no reciprocal
obligation to be grateful or beholden or
subservient to the executive or the leg-
islature.
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on the passing of the CPA Examinations


Mikeiko Brown is a 2000 graduate of St. Augustine's College. She began her tertiary edu-
cation at The College of The Bahamas, and furthered her studies at Florida International
University. Brown graduated in 2004 with Honors in a Bachelor's degree, Accounting. Upon
returning home, Mikeiko began full-time employment with Deloitte's Nassau office in the
audit department.

Mikeiko credits her achievement firstly to God, "for without His help and divine intervention
this would not be possible," she said. She would also like to thank her mother, Ms. Betty
Brown, her dearly departed father, Basil H. Armbrister, siblings, Valentino, Alexandrea,
Whitley, Bernadette, Alexia and BJ and other family members who supported her in all
endeavours. Mikeiko also extends gratitude to the Rev. Dr. Philip McPhee and family, the
membership of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Cathedral, the Lloyd and Edgecombe Families, the
TOUCHDOWN Crew and her family at Deloitte.

Brown said, "The hardest thing about studying for the CPA was making the time and
putting in the extra effort to be disciplined. It's a good feeling to know that I have accom-
plished this goal and now look forward to bigger and brighter achievements in the future."





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PAGE 2, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007








TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007, PAGE 3


0 In brief

FNM rally at
Pinewood Park
moved and
rescheduled

THE opposition FNM has
announced that its New Prov-
idence mass rally, originally
scheduled for Tuesday, April
17 at Pinewood Park, has
been rescheduled.
The event will now be held
on Thursday, April 19 at the
party's usual stomping
ground R M Bailey Park.
On Sunday, the FNM
claimed that government has
been "whittling away" at
Bahamian democracy by
intentionally preventing the
opposition from having
access to major rally sites in
New Providence.
FNM chairman Desmond
Bannister said that the PLP
has forced Bahamians to
choose which party they want
to hear.
He explained that the par-
ty had tried to obtain the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
tre for its Tuesday rally, but
had to settle for Pinewood
Park, which is too small for
the crowd the party draws.
At the FNM rally in Clif-
ford Park last week, party
leader Hubert Ingraham told
supporters that it may be the
last time they held a rally at
that location as the PLP
had booked it for most of
what remains of the cam-
paign.
He also noted that the tra-
ditional site of FNM rallies
had been given over to a cir-
cus by the government,
despite the fact that it was
election time.

BREA holds
course for
potential
realtors

THE Bahamas Real Estate
Association held an entry
level course for persons wish-
ing to enter the real estate
profession.
Over 50 persons, already
serving apprenticeships with
Bahamian real estate com-
panies, registered for the
course.
BREA president Larry
Roberts noted that "only per-
sons who have successfully
satisfied the requirements of
the Bahamas Real Estate
Association, are lawfully
allowed to participate in the
sale and/or rental of Bahami-
an real estate and properties.
"Persons wishing to join
our profession should seek
an apprenticeship a licensed
BREA realtor and take one
of the entry level courses,
such as this one, which are
offered periodically by the
Association'," he said.

Chavez says
letter from
Castro proof
of recovery

VENEZUELA
Caracas

VENEZUELAN Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez said Sun-
day that Fidel Castro was
recuperating from his illness
and cited a letter from the
Cuban leader as evidence of
his recovery, according to
. -Associated Press.
S"I received a letter today
from an extraordinary human
being. His name is Fidel Cas-
tro. How are you Fidel? I am
going to show for those who
say Fidel has Parkinson's dis-
ease, that he's trembling, that
he can't walk, that he's dying.
Look at Fidel's signature,"
said Chavez, holding up the
letter signed by Castro during
the inauguration of a med-
ical school with Bolivian
President Evo Morales.
Castro announced July 31
he had undergone emergency
surgery and temporarily ced-
ed his presidential functions
to his 75-year-old brother
Raul, Cuba's defense minis-


ter.
Morales a frequent critic
of Washington's foreign pol-
icy praised Castro for send-
ing Cuban doctors to tend to
the poor overseas while rail-
ing against the United States
for waging war.


Numerologist says election




day will be lucky for FNM


THE PLP's number is up as
government of the Bahamas, it
was claimed yesterday.
By choosing May 2 as the
general election date, the PLP
has sealed its own fate, accord-
ing to leading numerologist
Jerome Carter.
In selecting the second day
of the fifth month, Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie had hand-
ed opposition leader Hubert
Ingraham victory on a plate, he
said.
For seven five plus two is
Mr Ingraham's favourite, and
lucky, number, he added.
The prediction came from a
man whose forecasts have
proved eerily accurate in the
past. Mr Carter is so respected
in the field of numerology that
he has been consulted by lead-
ing politicians on the signifi-
cance of numbers.
From his Arizona base, he
broadcasts on 66 radio stations
across the United States. He has
also been on several major tele-
vision shows.
In the year 2000, Mr Carter
predicted that, on the day of the
US presidential election, no-one
would know who the president
was. He also forecast the death
of a prominent New York rap-
per.
According to Mr Carter,
numerology expands spiritual
horizons and opens doors into


N HUBERT Ingraham


the human psyche.
In the same way that the
number 10 was significant for
the late Prime Minister Sir Lyn-
den Pindling, other numbers are
equally significant today for
modern politicians, he said.
Last year he predicted that
the PLP was going to be hit by a
scandal that would end in sui-
cide. "And that's what hap-
pened to Anna Nicole Smith,"
he told The Tribune yesterday
as he predicted an FNM victory
on May 2.
Stressing that he was "com-
pletely impartial" politically, Mr
Carter said he would have bet


* JEROME Carter


money on a PLP win a month
ago, based purely on his reading
of numbers.
But the change of election
date had also changed the
"vibrations" in the campaign.
That, he said, meant defeat for
Mr Christie and his team.
"That was a bad call," he said,
"Everything was going in the
PLP's direction. By choosing
May 2 he ruined it. They have
played right into the hands of
Mr Ingraham."
Mr Carter said his findings
were nothing to do with his per-
sonal opinion. They were based
entirely on numerology.


"I have predicted the last 22
Superbowls," he said, "These
same numbers that got me out
of the ghetto put my life at a
different level."
Mr Ingraham himself noted
the special significance of the


number seven to the upcoming
election at the FNM Rally in
Clifford Park last week.
He told the audience that he
wanted to express his "sincere
thanks and appreciation to Per-
ry Gladstone Christie for calling
the election on the second of
May in the fifth month of the
year that makes seven in
2007.
"Everything I got is seven
you know: I bought Delores (his
wife) a new car, I told the peo-
ple at Road traffic to give me a
number that adds up to seven. I
bought one for Kelly (his
daughter) and I said I want sev-
ens. And my car is 142 that's
seven. And I'm running for the
seventh time for the House of
Assembly thank you very
much Perry!"
The Tribune attempted to get
a comment from PLP chairman
Raynard Rigby on the predic-
tion, however calls placed to
him were not returned up to
press time yesterday afternoon.


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CONCERN is growing in
Inagua over an alleged gov-
ernment plan to award a $6 mil-
lion school contract to a newly-
formed company with no expe-
rience of such work.
The firm, Inagua Construc-
tion, is reportedly owned by
PLP supporter Dawson Bain, a
welder with Morton Salt.
His is said to be one of two
newly-formed companies with
PLP connections set to get valu-
able government building con-
tracts, even though their knowl-
edge in the field is allegedly lim-
ited or non-existent.
Both firms the other is B
and P Enterprises, owned by
plasterer and block-layer Earl
Burrows and Morton Salt tyre-
fixer Elvis Palacious have bid
for the school and airport ter-
minal projects.
Yesterday, an island source-
said it was important that both
contracts, which were for public
buildings used by many people,
should go to contractors with
experience of such work.
"The school is going to be a
two-storey building used by
schoolchildren every day," said
the source.
"Any contractor who is going
to put a roof over the heads of
our children has to know what
he is doing."
Though contracts have not
yet been signed, it is alleged that
at least one of the men con-
cerned is "bragging" that the
job is "in the bag".
"He keeps saying that the
PLP has the power," said the
source. "He says it's a done
deal."
Neither Inagua Construction
or B and P Enterprises have list-
ed telephone numbers and
could not be reached for com-
ment. MP for Inagua Alfred
Gray did not return The Tri-
bune's calls up until press time
last night.







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It's better to work with China


AMONG those who blame America for the
world's ills, a dread moment is coming in the
next 15 months or so: China will overtake the
United States as the world's greatest emitter
of greenhouse gases.
The Middle Kingdom's energy use is expect-
ed to go up and up, as China aims to nearly
quadruple its gross national product by 2020.
China's burning of fossil fuels climbed by 9.3
percent last year nearly eight times the U.S.
increase of 1.2 percent.
As the world's two largest energy users -
both dependent on coal for a large amount of
electric power generation the U.S. and Chi-
na have reached a fork in the road, in the view
of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Cantwell is working quietly to convene a
U.S.-China Energy Summit at which the two
countries can explore a cooperative and clean,
as opposed to a competitive and dirty, energy
future.
A bipartisan letter by 12 senators sent last
week to President Bush made the case that a
"comprehensive, bilateral" energy policy is in
the self-interests of both China and the U.S.
"The way we approach global energy issues
will affect the international economy and the
world's environment for decades to come," they
wrote. "A bilateral U.S.-China energy policy
and a summit between our nations focused on
ways to cooperate on energy issues would have
tremendous economic, environmental and secu-
rity benefits for both our nations."
Oil imports to China have increased fivefold
in the past 15 years. China's greenhouse gas
emissions totalled only 42 per cent of the U.S.
level as recently as 2001. Within five years, in a
fast-growing economy fueled by inefficient coal
plants, the total soared to 97 per cent of Amer-
ica's total releases.
China is under no formal international
restraint. It is still a "developing" nation, as
defined by the Kyoto Protocol on climate
change, and not required to cut its carbon diox-
ide emissions.
Still, global warming will have potentially
dire consequences for a country with 1.3 bil-
lion mouths to feed.
A Chinese government report out early this
year predicted that climate change will have a
drastic impact on agriculture production cut-
ting output of corn, rice and wheat by as much
as a third in the next 50 years.
The future is one of increased drought and
dusty storms in northern China, with more
flooding and more ferocious typhoons in the
south.
Hence, on a China visit just after her re-elec-
tion in November, Cantwell found a receptive
listener in Zhang Guobao, vice minister of the
National Development and Reform Commis-


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sion. The commission is in charge of China's
five-year plans and burgeoning energy invest-
ments. *
The "Gentlelady from Washington" made
her case to the Middle Kingdom.
"We can spend the next several decades com-
peting with each other for energy resources, or
we can decide to work together on alternative
energy sources, 'smart' energy efficiency tech-
nologies and policies that will push our
economies in the right direction," Cantwell told
her hosts.
The commission has committed itself to a
Washington state visit later this year to explore
U.S. clean energy technology.
A generation ago, our state's senators blazed
the trail to resumed ties with China. In 1973, in
his Beijing hotel room, Sen. Warren Magnu-
son scribbled notes from a session with Chi-
na's Premier Zhou Enlai: "'Chou (Zhou): China
can no longer be an island in the world needs
our technological help potential for hydro
power."
Sen. Henry Jackson made the trip in 1974,
and hit it off with Zhou.
"We must grasp this moment in history, when
geopolitical considerations have brought us
together, to build a web of relations which will
promote peace especially as China moves
ahead to become a nuclear and industrial pow-
er," he wrote.
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger saw the
opportunity. They acted boldly.
One result, beginning with the 1979 visit of
"senior leader" Deng Xiaoping, has been
stopovers in Seattle by a succession of Chinese
rulers.
Almost 70 per cent of China's commercial
aircraft are built by Boeing. Many of the planes'
components are made in China.
With a global energy and climate crunch, ties
between the U.S. and China need to bor-
row Mao Zedong's slogan another great leap
forward.
Apparently justifying his go-slow policy. Pres-
ident Bush told a recent news conference:
"Unless there is an accord with China, China
will produce greenhouse gases that will offset
anything we do in a brief period of time."
"Modernizing China's domestic energy infra-
structure will require an estimated $35 billion
per year in the foreseeable future," the senators
wrote, "providing a tremendous opportunity to
export existing and emerging American tech-
nologies, products and services, and lessen our
nation's trade deficit."
All that is required from the White House is
a modest use of intelligence.
(This article was written by Joel Connelly of
the Seattle Post-Inelligencer c.2007).


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EDITOR, The Tribune

THE unhealthiest fact has
been brought to my attention.
All of the yachts that enter and
remain tied tup in our many mari-
nas dump their sewerage, right in
the water that not only our
tourists swim in, but our Bahami-
an citizens swim too. This is so
alarming that this could result in
an epidemic real soon.
Imagine while your family is
enjoying a day at the beach and
human waste goes floating by.
This is for real and it seems the
Minister of Health Senator Dr
Bernard J Nottage could care
less, because it does not affect
him personally.
There are inany civilised
counties where this could not
happen, but our "third world"
mentality PLP government
would prefer to stay silent just
to appease the investor, just like
how they do everything else.


They are prepared to let the
foreigner do whatever they
wish. There is no law and there
is no reasoning as to why they
do things in the Christie-led
government.
In my opinion Ron Pinder,
the Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry of Health, who
never saw a camera he didn't
like, plays games with the
Bahamian people. He pontifi-
cates, but does not address the
real issues. This sewerage prob-
lem is haunting the people who
fish because they complain
about it every day. It haunts the
people who scuba dive because
they complain about it every
day, and it disturbs the tourist
and Bahamians who expect the


water to be pristine, free from
human waste.
But no one is surprised
because the PLP government
cannot see how any of their sup-
porters can make any money
from addressing this problem.
I call on the Minister of Health
BJ Nottage and his sidekick,
Ron Pinder, to publicly address
how this is going to be rectified.
On another note how come
Haitians can bottle water in the" -
bush and sell on trucks passing
through our neighborhoods
and no one from the PLP gov-
ernment is saying or doing one
single thing about it? Do these
jokers really give a damn about
Bahamians?.I think not. We
can't take this lousy bunch any-
more. Thank God it ain't long
now.

IVOINE W INGRAHAM
Nassau,
April, 2007.


We need to enhance



our police operation


EDITOR, The Tribune

THERE is an interesting line
in one of the Gilbert & Sulli-
van operettas where the lyrics
describe the "lot of a policeman
as being too much" 1 am won-
dering with all that is going on
around us currently in the field
of breaking the law this just
might be also said of our brave
police?
The lot of a policeman in a
small community is inherent
with being difficult we are a
closely related community espe-
cially where this is aggrieved as
we know who your Ma is, but
not sure who the Pa is. Every-
one is related.
1 must congratulate Attorney
General Hon Allvson Maynard
as she has clearly identified that
there are alternative approach-
es to fighting crime and resolv-
ing a lot of our latent problems
and has embraced them fully.
In the recent debates on the
Bail Act and the more recent
debate on the Domestic Vio-


lence Act Minister Maynard ful-
ly supported the use of an elec-
tronic bracelet system to track
persons on bail and where nec-
essary persons who have retrain-
ing orders on them. After a little
research I totally agree with
Minister Maynard. I hear we
have a lot of persons charged
with serious crime only required
to attend a Police Station once
or maybe twice a week in the
meantime they roam free as a
bird and have been for years
pending their cases coming up in
the Supreme Court.
As Minister explained any
person on bail or with a
restraining order can be tracked
- if there was a crime commit-
ted the police will simply look-
up where all the persons were
with bracelets and would be
able to eliminate those who
were a distance from the crime
at a certain time or call them in
for investigation.
We do provide for bail how-
ever the State and the commu-
nity must know where these


people are and, those who have
qualified for bail must realise
that they are charged with a
serious offence.
Time is at the essence each
weekend we seem to read and
hear about two or more serious
incidents surely government
can act quickly and put in place
this system even if it covers only
a segment of those on bail?
Imagine its further use if
every police car was also
installed with a tracking device
at any time 24/7 mobile will
know where a patrol car was
and can dispatch the nearest
to any incident in a far more
efficient manner than today.
Minister Maynard Gibson has
it right, we must use all the elec-
tronic means available today to
combat crime, traffic offences,
etc, unless, of course, we wish to
attend funerals at a much high-
er frequency than we are today.

T MORRISON
Nassau
March 9 2007


Mourning loss of two trees


EDITOR, The Tribune

I WRITE again to cry shame
on the Anglican community.


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This time, the Anglican
church of St Agnes, for no
apparently good reason, "mur-
dered" two elegant, healthy
woman tongue trees that have
graced Lewis Street west, inside
the St Agnes Church site, from
that time.
One of the trees was unusual
in that its main trunk divided
into three separate trunks as it
reached for the heavens. It
reminded me of the rare two-
trunk coconut tree in Chester's,
Acklins.
At a time when we should be
planting trees, the Anglican
Church and other Christian
denominations, which teach that
God has commanded 'Do not
kill', continue to wilfully commit
tree "murder".
Why do people who claim to
have contact with God fail to
understand that trees are a cru-
cial part of creation'?
Where now do the t'rashers,
chimmies and doves, for exam-
ple, (all of God's creatures) that
used to roost in those trees, go
now? What about the role those
trees played in the oxygen
cycle?
By killing off those two beau-
tiful trees, the St Agnes com-
munity seems to be saying that
it knows better than God who
created the trees in the first
place.
I should not be surprised,
therefore, to wake up one
morning and find the lovely
Poinciana tree adorning the
front of St Agnes church or the
historical cotton trees on Cock-
burn Street West, along the
northern side of the church, all
"murdered".
The Anglican church com-
mitted an even more vexing
crime when it "murdered" the
legally-protected, many-yeared,
yet very healthy, silk tree situ-
ated on God's property on


Shirley Street, which it claims
for the purposes of engaging in
the things of this world, which
its tenets prohibit.
Bahamians must, as a matter
of priority, cease their whole-
sale assault on the environment,
including the cutting down of
hills, and disposing of garbage
any and everywhere, especially
in the sea.
Embrace the environment,
nurture and strengthen it, and it
will pay you back with interest.

GLADSTONE THURSTON
Nassau,
April 13, 2007.



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*In brief

Venezuela
and Brazil
at odds over
ethanol

VENEZUELA
Jose

BRAZILIAN President
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said
Monday he hoped to discuss
a public spat over ethanol
with Venezuela's Hugo
Chavez when the two lead-
ers meet at a South Ameri-
can energy summit this week,
according to Associated Press.
There was no mention of
Sthe discord as the two joined
the presidents of Bolivia and
Paraguay at the ground-
breaking ceremony for a new
petrochemical plant involv-
ing the Brazilian company
Braskem and Pequiven, a
division of Venezuela's state
oil company.
Before leaving Brazil for
- the summit on Monday, Silva
said he hopes to discuss
Chavez's sharp criticism of a
new US-Brazilian alliance to
promote ethanol production
in the region.
"I still don't know the tech-
nical or scientific basis of the
criticisms. I hope we have an
opportunity to discuss that
issue a bit," Silva said on his
radio programme.
Chavez, who put an arm
around Silva after the Brazil-
ian leader stepped off a plane
near the Jose petrochemical
complex, said last week that
Venezuela was working on
an alternative proposal to
"overthrow" the US-Brazil
agreement.
Chavez, who characterized
the accord as an ethanol car-
tel that will monopolize
arable lands and starve the
poor, planned to explain to
Silva his sharp criticisms at
the two-day summit.
"Only united will we be
great," Chavez said at Mon-
day's ceremony. "That great
power isn't Venezuela. That
great power isn't Brazil...
That great power will only
be known as South Ameri-
ca."
The United States and
Brazil are the world's two
biggest producers of ethanol,
an alcohol-based fuel made
from crops such as sugar cane
or corn. The new alliance
also seeks to create interna-
tional quality standards to
allow ethanol to be traded as
a commodity like oil.
Chavez has not said what
he would do to undermine
the plan, other than allude to
his lobbying efforts against
other US-proposed trade
agreements.
Top leaders of Argentina,
Chile, Colombia and
Ecuador also were attending
the two-day summit. During
the talks on Margarita Island,
Chavez was expected to seek
support for energy projects
including a South American
natural gas pipeline and a
proposed alliance modelled
after the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Coun-
tries to promote "a fair price"
for natural gas.
On ethanol, though,
Brazil's interests appear to
lie in its agreement with the
United States, despite
Chavez's disapproval of
ethanol.
Chavez used to speak
warmly about ethanol's
future, but he came out
harshly against its promotion
as a substitute for gasoline
after the US-Brazil agree-
ment. Nevertheless,
Venezuela still plans to
expand its own ethanol pro-
duction for use as a fuel addi-
tive.
Chavez denies any conflict
with Silva and pledges to
explain his position during
the summit. His concerns are
shared by some experts who
say that even if all arable land
on Earth were turned over
to biofuel production, it still
would not meet world
demand for fuel.
Silva said South American


countries "have an immense
territory" to comfortably pro-
duce ethanol and also plenty
of food.
"What we need is to be
rational," Silva said. "We are
treating this with the greatest
care."


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As the general election approaches, the issue

of where parties get the money to fight their

campaigns has yet to be addressed, despite

promises made by the PLP in 2004


Campaign finance transparency




'still essential to democracy'


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE enactment of legislation
governing election campaign
funding is fundamental if
democracy in the Bahamas is
to be preserved, and not "pros-
tituted," it has been claimed.
This statement was made yes-
terday by former Coalition for
Democratic Reform leader,
lawyer and radio host Fayne
Thompson, who recently
announced that he was throw-
ing his lot in with the PLP in
the upcoming general election.
The Tribune asked Mr
Thompson whether he felt the
same about the need for cam-
paign finance reform as he did
in 2004. Back then, he said that
reform to ensure there was
transparency and caps on dona-
tions, was one of the "most
important issues facing our
country."
This came on the heels of the
Harajchi donation scandal -
which saw Mohammad Hara-
jchi, an Egyptian national who
had recently had his banking
licence in the Bahamas revoked,
claim to have donated $10 mil-
lion to the PLP's election cam-
paign. Mr Harajchi had also
claimed that 90 per cent of the
PLP cabinet had come directly
or indirectly to him for finan-
cial or strategic assistance.
His controversial statement
was made two years after the
election, when, commentators
said, "it was time for him to call
in his debts." This in fact
occurred shortly after he lost an
appeal against the revocation
of his bank's licence.
The PLP subsequently denied
having received $10 million.
However, the party did not
deny a donation having been
made.
On August 12, 2004 Prime
Minister Christie said he was
"abundantly satisfied that the
financial contributions made to
the PLP's election campaign by
Mr Harajchi were completely
proper and lawful in all respects
and that no promises of any
advantage or preferential con-
sideration of any kind were
made to him in exchange for
those contributions or as a
result of those contributions."
Continued Mr Christie: "I can
state with complete confidence
that Mr Harajchi's claim that it
was $10 million is an absolute
lie. It was nowhere near this
amount. It was but a fraction of
this amount."
Mr Christie promised
Bahamians that he would soon
present them with the facts con-
cerning the campaign contribu-
tions. He said the PLP party is
conducting an "accounting of
monies received from Mr Hara-
jchi."
So far three years later -
Mr Christie has not made the
promised accounting to the
Bahamian people.
Since then, the question of
whether massive donations have
the potential to facilitate politi-
cal "prostitution" has not been
addressed.
This week in Jamaica -
another Caribbean nation fac-
ing imminent general elections -
the president of the Private Sec-
tor Organisation of Jamaica
called for public disclosure of
campaign donations, backed up
by criminal penalties for those
who fail to comply.
Prime Minister Portia Simp-
son Miller declared in early
April that she was prepared to
open the books of her party to
show its financial contributors.
This offer, as yet unfulfilled,
was not unprovoked, but fol-
lowed in the wake of a scandal
over a $470,000 donation by a
company which has a contract
to trade oil for the government.
In 1997, then Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham's response to
the same demand was that the
FNM would not do so "unless
the PLP would agree to do the
same thing."
Fast forward 10 years and the
Bahamas still has no laws relat-
ing to campaign funding -
something which Mr Thomp-
son said hle lints (kc1)IV (ii;i\


N MOHAMMED Harajchi


pointing.
And while the Financial
Transactions Reporting Act
prohibits businesses from
accepting money from illegal
sources, this law does not apply
to political parties.
"So theoretically a political
party in the Bahamas could
receive hundreds of thousands
of dollars from a questionable
source ... be it a drugcealer or
some other source, and does not
have to disclose to the country
where that has come from.
Whereas your little business ...
has a duty to do so," pointed
out FNM chairman, Desmond
Bannister.
In Jamaica, the Eleptoral
Commission is currently dis-
cussing ways to implement cam-
paign finance reform as general
elections loom. In the Bahamas,
the issue was touted in the
PLP's 2002 manifesto, Our Plan,
but has vet to be dealt with in
parliament.

Galanis

Philip Galanis. PLP campaign
organiser, said that the issue was
one which parliament "unfortu-
nately ... did not have the
opportunity to address" during
the PLP's first term. He added,
however, that "there clearly has
to be some sort of reform, some
rules and some penalties associ-
ated with campaign financing."
However, the third party
leader, the Bahamas Democra-
tic Movement's Cassius Stuart -
whose party is running 16 can-
didates in the upcoming elec-
tion warned the public not to
take the talk from the two main
parties about changing the laws
seriously.
"The FNM and the PLP
would allow this to go on for
another 100 years because they
don't care about the people
they only care about power,"
he said.
Mr Bannister appears to dis-
agree, yesterday stating that the
FNM is going to address these
concerns in its upcoming mani-
festo.
"Without revealing what our
manifesto says I can say that
the FNM is going to be inter-
ested in fairness in elections,
accountability with respect to
election funding, those issues
are important to us," lie said.
"The question is how can you
assure that there's a balancing
of democratic ideals by assur-
ing, one, that there is appropri-
ate disclosure of campaign
donations; two, that appropri-
ate limits are set; and three, that
there's some system of matching
funds so that minority parties
and minority candidates who
represent a vision or represent a
community can't be drowned
out by the massive machinery
that the two major parties
mobilise," said the FNM chair-
man.
The Bahamas Democratic
movement and other commen-
tators are nonetheless sceptical.
"The FNM was in power for
10 years, they could have done
it, the PLP was in power for five
years, they could have done it,"
Mr Stuart said.
He claimed thai when his par-


* FAYNE Thompson


tv was pushing its campaign for
finance reform, former PLP
attorney general Alfred Sears
told him the government was
in the process of drafting legis-
lation however this legislation
never materialised.
Explaining why lie feels there
has been little movement on the
matter, Mr Tlhompson said: "If
I sit atop a \ alley. and I sit at a
vantage point that I do not wish
to give up, a position from
which I know that if I leave I
may have to be subjected to the
scrutiny of the public, unless the
public screams loud enough I'm
not going to hear them."
Neither party has offered


"anything in terms of substance"
with regard to the campaign
finance reform, he stated.
In Jamaica, some business
leaders have said they would
fear "reprisals" from certain
sectors of Jamaican society
should it become public knowl-
edge which party they finan-
cially supported. However Mr
Thompson dismissed this objec-
tion. stating that "protecting the
process is more important."
Meanwhile, with an election
imminent, Mr Stuart claims that
now is the time when "ques-
tionable" money will start to be
offered to the major parties. He
added that persons who have


been given major contracts by
either party in the past also will
be generous.
Speaking in the wake of the
2004 Hirajchi scandal, Mr
Thompson said that the will of
the Bahamian voters will be
diluted by huge contributions,
pointing out that he does not
believe anyone makes a signifi-
cant financial offering to a par-
ty's election campaign without
expecting something in return.
In the absence of laws gov-
erning donations and election
spending, the interests of the
rich will continue to trump
those of the voting majority,
commentators say.
At the same time, foreign
nationals with "no right to vote
in this country" can potentially
end up having significant influ-
ence over the outcome of elec-
tions and at least potentially,
on the decisions that come after.
And for all their ideals, third
party's voices will often be
drowned out by the megaphone-
amplified and well-greased cam-
paign machinery of the bigger,
more established parties and the
massive and unchecked cam-
paign donations they are cur-
rently able to accept from any
and all without scrutiny.
Meanwhile, asked yesterday
if the FNM would be willing to
disclose their donations, Mr
Bannister said: "I can say that
we are scrupulous about where
we get our funding and if the
circumstances arises where the
law requires us to we have no
difficulty in doing. so."


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man wanted in connection with disappearance


MRS JOSEPHINE (Jo)
Johanson, a long-time visitor
to the Bahamas, has died
peacefully at the age of 88 in
the Royal Devon and Exeter
Hospital, Wonford, Devon,
England, after a short ill-
ness.
She had visited the
Bahamas regularly since the
marriage here in 1966 of her
daughter Fay to local realtor
and musician Erskine
Knowles.
Born in Dumbarton,
Scotland, Jo enjoyed paint-
ing watercolours and had
written two delightful but
yet unpublished children's
books "Scampi Grows Up"
and "Little Rhymes for Bed-
times".
She originally trained as a
comptometer operator (the
comptometer was the fore-
runner of the modern-day
computer) and she served in
the Women's Royal Air
Force during World War II
as a radio telephony opera-
tor, giving pilots on active
duty bearings for home.
During the war she met
and married Australian Roy-
al Air Force instrument
repairman, the late Bill
Johanson. She and Bill, a
watchmaker jeweller, later
owned a jewellery business
in Buckingham.
Eventually Jo became
head receptionist at the
Royal Clarence Hotel,
Exeter, and as her hotel
career progressed, she was
appointed manager of the
White Sands Hotel, Bermu-
da.
During her life, she also
lived in Australia and Cana-
da.
Mrs Josephine Johanson
is survived by daughter Fay,
son-in-law Erskine and
grandsons Gavin and.Rory
Knowles of Long Island and
Nassau; brother and sister-
in-law John and Margaret
MacDonald and niece Sheila
Williams of Dorset, Eng-
land; niece Kay Kirk of
Canada, and nephew
Gavin MacDonald of Saudi
Arabia.
Jo is deeply missed by her
family and many friends
here and abroad.


* By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

A $10,000 reward has been
offered for anyone with infor-
mation that would lead to the
arrest of Don Diego
Cartwright, who is being
sought by police in connec-
tion with the disappearance
of a Canadian worker last
week.
On Wednesday, April 11,
police received a report of a
missing person, identified as
34-year-old Darrell Cloutier.
Cloutier was in the Bahamas
from 2004 on a work permit as
an administrative officer with
PCL Construction on Paradise
Island. He resides at Sandy-
port.
The police currently have
in custody a 36-year-old
Bahamian female resident of
Western New Providence
assisting them with their inves-
tigations.
A male, who "may be"
known to her, 33-year-old
Don Diego Cartwright is
actively being sought by police
in connection with the matter.
Cartwright is considered
extremely dangerous and the
public is advised to contact
either the Central Detective
Unit, Crime Stoppers, or their
nearest police station if they
have information about his
whereabouts.
Addressing the local press
yesterday, Chief Superinten-


DON DIEGO
CARTWRIGHT
dent of Police Hulan Hanna
said that they have all lines of
inquiry open into the matter,
and have not labelled it as
either a kidnapping, or possi-
ble homicide at this time.
Reportedly, Cloutier may
have had a "relationship" with
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"frivolous and merely for the purposes of
delay", according to Associated Press.
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o In brief

Chaves says
reconciliation
with US is
impossible
* VENEZUELA
Caracas
VENEZUELAN President
Hugo Chavez said that recon-
ciliation with Washington was
impossible and threatened again
to cut off oil shipments to the
United States if it supports any
effort to oust him, according to
Associated Press.
He said a thirst for oil moti-
vated both the US-led invasion
of Iraq and a failed 2002 coup
against him. Chavez has often
accused the United States of
being behind the coup, and
Washington has repeatedly
denied the allegation.
"There is no possibility of
understanding for our revolution
with the government of the Unit-
ed States, with US imperialism,"
"Chavez said during a news con-
ference Friday to mark the fifth
anniversary of his return to pow-
er two days after the coup.
Chavez also said that the Sep-
tember 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
were "a gift for Bush" because
they enabled him to wage war'.
He did say "coexistence" was
possible, but warned: "If there
were another aggression against
us, there wouldn't be another
drop of oil for the United States
... We're prepared for it."
Venezuela was the fourth-
largest supplier of crude oil to
the United States last year
despite the antagonism between
the former paratroop comman-
der and the Bush administra-
tion.
Chavez alleged that Pedro
Carmona, who briefly replaced
him during the 2002 coup, tried
to have him killed in a faked
accident.
"There are witnesses that say
Pedro Carmona Estanga issued
an order from the presidential
palace to kill me ... but to make
it look like an accident, and he
had just received a call from
Washington," Chavez said at
the news conference. "The
order to get rid of me came
from Washington."
US Ambassador William
Brownfield, asked about
Chavez's remarks, listed more
than two dozen accusations that
he said Caracas has levelled
against Washington recently.
The US government "wants
to have the best relations possi-
ble with the Venezuelan gov-
ernment," said Brownfield, who
was attending a conference on
freedom of speech. "We aren't
responsible for all the evils, all
the problems in the world. If it
were so, 300 million US citizens
would never have time to sleep
and rest with so many plots."
At the presidential palace Fri-
day, Chavez gazed through
binoculars down the packed
avenue and told thousands of
supporters he had never seen
such a large crowd there. He
compared the 2002 coup bid to
the failed CIA-supported Bay
of Pigs invasion of 1961, which
was routed by Cuban troops led
by Fidel Castro.


Millionaires in


exposed in declarations


40 per cent of candidates

hit seven-figure fortunes


SOME 40 per cent of those
seeking to be elected in the
upcoming general election are
millionaires, the candidates'
declarations of financial assets
have shown.
In two weeks the country's
148,000 registered voters will
be asked to cast their ballots
for one of the 110 candidates
who are offering themselves to
be elected as servants of the
people and representatives of
the common man.
However, of over 100 candi-
dates, less than 60 per cent can
lay claim to a "common"
lifestyle.
The financial declarations of


candidates from 38 of the 41
constituencies, which showed
that at least 44 candidates can
call themselves millionaires -
many multi millionaires and
that many others are close to
achieving that one million
mark.
As expected, the incumbent
MP for Montagu, Brent
Symonette, leads the pack with
his declared net worth of $58
million.
Following Mr Symonette are
the PLP's candidate for the con-
stituency of Clifton, Jackson
Ritchie, at a net worth of $18.8
million, and the FNM's North
Andros candidate and Western


* WITH a reported net worth
of $135,441, Fred Mitchell is
the Cabinet minister with the
least personal wealth


* JAMAICA
Kingston
JAMAICAN police inves-
tigating the killing of Pakistan
coach Bob Woolmer at the
cricket World Cup say they
have have received results of
toxicology tests but decided
to delay releasing the findings
to Ithe public, according to
Associated Press.
"We have received the tox-
icology report but we're not
goiniig to go public with it right
now." Deputy Police Com-
missioner Mark Shields told
reporters at the Kingston
hotel where Woolmer's body
was found the day after his
team was eliminated from the
World Cup.
Shields, a former Scotland
Yard detective who is head-
ing the homicide probe, said
the results would "require fur-


their analysis and investiga-
tion" in coming days.
British detectives conduct-
ing a review of the investiga-
tion have delivered their find-
ings to police, but Shields did
not disclose details of that
report either.
Woolmer's death March 18
shocked the global cricket fra-
ternity and cast a pall over the
World Cup, being played in
nine Caribbean countries
through late April.
The 58-year-old English-
man was found unconscious
in his hotel room and pro-
nounced dead at a hospital the
morning after his squad was
upset by Ireland on St Patrick-
's Day.
A pathologist who conduct-
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Iv ruled his death inconclusive
but four days later announced
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Air owner Shandrice Rolle at
a worth of $16.4 million.
Close behind are Pinewood
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bent Whitney Bastian at $10
million; the ILP's candidate
for Bain and Grants Town, Dr
Bernard Nottage at $7.8 mil-
lion; the FNM's Clifton candi-
date Dr Hubert Minnis at $7.1
million, and Bamboo Town
incumbent Tennyson Wells at
$6.3 million.
Of the present Cabinet Min-
isters, Fox Hill MP Fred


Mitchell finds himself at the
lower end of the financial spec-
trum, with a net worth of
$135,441.
Although Mr Mitchell's total
assets are listed as being worth
over a million dollars, some
$888,000 of those funds are
named as liabilities.
Of all the candidates enter-
ing the race, the FNM's candi-
date for the hotly contested
seat of Bain and Grants Town,
27-year-old David Jordine, is
one of the contenders with the
least funds, with a networth of
$34,872.


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US Embassy participates in

another successful blood drive


ON APRIL 13 the United
S. tes Embassy staged the
fin of its two annual blood
dives to assist blood reserves
alt~rincess Margaret and
Doctor's Hospitals
Bahamian and American
staff members, led by Charge
d,'..Affaires Dr D Brent
TItirdt, donated blood in sup-
port of the effort. Accord-
ing, to Dr Hardt, this volun-
tetir effort is a tangible
de-mionstration by Embassy
sItlff.of their commitment to
assist with saving lives.
Blood donors included staff
-from US government agen-
c ',,US marines and foreign
service nationals.
'The blood drive was co-
oradinated by the Embassy's
r'c:-,.i stored nurse, Carol
Ckhwes in conjunction with
medical technologists at Doc-
tors Hospital Inderia Green


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and Zonja Bain.
Doctors Hospital was the
recipient of the blood drive.
The second blood drive to be
held later this year will serve
to boost reserves at the
Princess Margaret Hospital.


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left. giving blood: Leonard
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Charge d' Atffaires Brent
Hardt and marine detach-
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miles away from home at
boarding school most of the
year, sisters Natalie and
Meghan Bethel proved that
their hearts and thoughts
remain in the Bahamas
with a special group of chil-
dren.
The sisters, who are on hol-
iday from Heathfield Saint
Mary's Boarding School for
Girls' in Ascot, England spent
Wednesday with the residents
of the Ranfurly Home For
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school.
"Every year the girls at our
school select two charities to
recognize," explained Natal-
ie. "We all try to think of what
group to nominate and my sis-
ter and I thought that the
Ranfurly Home would be a
wonderful recipient."
"We told them about the
home and the children and
they were happy to support
us through bake sales and oth-


er little fundraisers" added'
Meghan. "One of the dona-
tions was in the amount of
over 730 which is the equiv-
alent of about $1,500."
It's interesting to note that a
student a year ahead of Natal-
ie at Heathfield Saint Mary's
also holds the Ranfurly Home
close to her heart. That stu-
dent is Rose Simmons, grand-
daughter of Lady Hermoine
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Plans to increase investments





between Bahamas and Brazil


increase investments between
the two countries, The Tri-
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Guggenheim, the newly
appointed Brazilian ambas-


G By TRIBUNE REPORTERdan.l


SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Mervalette Dean of
the Jack Hayward High School on Grand Bahama
S won the senior division of the 15th annual Young
Chef Contest.
She also collected a $1,750 scholarship spon-
sored by Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour.
Mervalette, with 672 points, defeated Opal
Johnson of Harbour Island All-age School with
651 points and Jessica Nixon of St Andrews, who
came third with 637 points.
Other contestants wcre:
In fourth place Marcel Gibson, Central
Andros High School with 627.5 points
Fifth place, Tracey Sweeting, C C Sweeting
Senior High School
Sixth place, Sedia Cornish, S C Bootle High
School, 595 points
Seventh place, Randia Smith, L N Coakley
High School, Exuma, 594 points
Eighth place, Chrisette Sawyer of Bimini,
535 points.
Head judge for the contest, chef Edwin Johnson
said: "I have been a judge since the Young Chef
contest began in 1993 and Mervalette was an out-
standing winner.
"Her Mahatma Rice dish roasted vegetable
and basmati crowns, salad bouquet with tamarind
vinaigrette was most creative and beautifully
presented.
"She also won the top marks for her Robin
Hood Flour creation sweet potato and lobster
roulade, lemongrass mayonnaise and honey
glazed sweet potato.
"This young lady intends to study the culinary
arts in college and I'm sure that, in time, she will
reach her goal of becoming an executive chef."
The Young Chef Contest is organised by senior
education officer in the Ministry of Education
Sharon Ferguson. It was created by Keith Parker
of P S Advertising and Public Relations.
In addition to providing almost $4000 in prizes
each year the sponsors also provide transportation
fo"NssaiUiffo" each contestant"with 'his'o6ie'f1
teacher/coach; and cash stipends for teachers and
contestants to assist with the purchase of sup-
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Queen's College, which hosted the junior sec-'
tion of the contest and C R Walker High School,
host of the senior section, each received a $200
donation to assist their home economics depart-
ments.
Since the contest began in 1993, it is estimated
that the sponsors have committed almost $300,000
to the event.
Edith V Roach, assistant director of education
-for technical and vocational education, who pre-
sented the awards, said: "My ministry views this
.contest as one of the most important events on
our annual calendar. We know that several former


sador to the Bahamas, said
that both countries could
develop a mutually beneficial
business relationship.
And Freeport, the nation's
second city, would be the piv-
otal location that connects the


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* COOKING UP A STORM: Mervalette Dean
contestants have become teachers and it is
believed tat as many as one hundred are cur-
rently employed in the hospitality industry.
Joining the judges for the final contest was
Debbie Jaramillo. manager of publicity
and test kitchens for Riyiana Foods (Mahlatma
Rice).
Ms Jarainillo said: "Having reviewed and test-
'" ereci.FisTriiiom 'previous' contestants. I was
delighted to be given the opportunity to come
and see the Pctual contest this year and join the
judges'panel. The whole event is impressive -
the actual facilities of the host schools, the stan-
dard of organisation, cleanliness and hygiene con-
sciousness of the contestants and of course the
professionalism exhibited by these very young
students is remarkable. Our company headquar-
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Brazil, officially the Feder-
ative Republic of Brazil, is the
largest and most populous
country in Latin America, and
the fifth largest in the world in
both area and population. The
official language is Por-
tuguese, and it is the only Por-
tuguese-speaking country in
all the Americas.
,Brazil also has the largest
Roman Catholic population
in the world, and its current
president is Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva.
Ambassador Guggenheim
arrived in the Bahamas at the
end of January and he. is
already optimistic about his
new post.
"1 believe that after Brazil-
ians get to know this country,
they will start doing business
in the Bahamas," he said.
The ambassador said that
he intends to visit Freeport so
that he can become acquaint-
ed with its legislation and
physical infrastructure,
because believes the city
can be promoted as an invest-
ment area for the Caribbean
region and the Americas.
"We are looking at the pos-
sibility of utilising Freeport
because I believe that in
Brazil, as in most countries of
the world. Freeport is not well
known," Ambassador
Guggenheim explained.
"And in fact, Freeport is a
big opportunity for a country
that wishes to reach the Unit-
ed States. There are many
incentives for companies that
are producing something in
Freeport and re-exporting to
the United States."
At the moment, he said, one
of Brazil's oil companies
already uses the facilities at


Asked what he wouldlike
to accomplish during his time
in the Bahamas, Ambassador
Guggenheim said: "I would
like to see Brazilian compa-
nies here. To see a few Brazil-
ians maybe buying homes and
coming here for vacation as
nationals of other countries
have done. I would also like to
see an agreement between oui
universities and the college of
the Bahamas."
The ambassador said he
would like to see Bahamian
students studying agriculture,
medicine and informatics
(techniques of information
management) in Brazil.
"And of course one day we
would like to see a Bahamian
embassy in Brazil," he said.
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Brazilian ambassador
to the Bahamas
Freeport, exporting around $1
billion in oil for redistribution
in the Caribbean region.
The ambassador said that
other Brazilian industrial com-
panies would be interested in
such opportunities.
Since arriving in the
Bahamas, Ambassador
Guggenheim said he has been
most impressed by how.
Bahamians treat each other.
"1 have lived on practically
all the continents but I have
never lived in a country where
the people are so generally
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strategy into place where we
sealol off all of the exit areas
to tls south west ridge area.
Onc; these persons came
dowa here at a high rate of
speeg, and saw our officers in
a distance, it became clear to
thenthat they needed to turn
around. And they did that.
"COn trying to move in the
opposite direction it is here
that the vehicle overturned
and actually it flipped over
several times before coming
to its~inal resting place. When
we g6t there, we met a dead
malelying on his stomach. He
is clall in a pair of blue jeans
trousers, and wearing a grey
pullo,,er shirt. He has a low
hair 4ut and appears to be in
his lSw to mid-twenties," he
said.?
Stabiding at the scene of the
accident, surrounded by other


dies


eed

officers and crime scene spe-
cialists, CSP Hanna said that
the police in this case did not
have to fire a single shot. He
warned other would-be crimi-
nals to cease and desist from
getting involved in any crimi-
nal activity.
"This sends a clear message
to those in the criminal under-
class, and that is -this, the
entire resolve of the police
force will be, and 'has been
mobilised against your nefari-
ous acts. And we will leave no
stone unturned in trying to rid
this country of this scourge of
crime or at least reducing
the number of crimes we see
happening.
"The police out here did not
have to fire a single shot. At
no time was an officer's life in
any danger. But because these
persons were in flight of police
officers, this is what hap-
pened," Mr Hanna said, point-
ing to the wreckage behind
him.
Mr Hanna again pleaded for
parents who know that their
children may be involved in
criminal activity to talk with
them particularly their
sons.
"Because what they may
have gotten away with in the
past, this Royal Bahamas
Police Force has decided, and
we're determined that we will
root them out from wherever
they are. That is the message
we want to send from this par-
ticular event," he said.


after


high


police chase


* THE overturned vehicle at the scene yesterday (Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Morton F]
direct
Salt said t]
in his
that s
FROM page one encec
"Th
cious was not able to bring for- and it
ward any changes to what the that
workers had initially rejected. police
"And therefore the workers invest
have now decided that they are Ho
going to conduct a poll," Mr. Fer- tents
guson said. unkni
Last month, officials of the are of
union and Morton Salt represen-
tatives returned to the negotiating
table to conclude negotiations
over the industrial agreement.
Wilfred Seymour, president of B
the Bahamas Industrial Manu-
facturing and Allied Workers
Union, said negotiations were
continuing. However, he did not
know why it was taking so long to S1
sign off on the contract.
"This agreement that we are in
the process of negotiating right
now, this is an elementary agree- F]
ment. You don't need a rocket
scientist to negotiate this agree- Th
ment," he said. the
Mr. Seymour claimed that the "In
plant's management has been the
"union busting" for years because t F
it is not comfortable with the of F
union's presence at the plant, cer f
"That is something that they ingt(
can't accept. They can't accept an s
that a union is in the workplace. been
People in authority in this com- O1
pany were doing (what they want- Was
ed) for so many years, and they tor t
can't accept the fact that a union Te
is here. They treat the employ- 7.15
ees how they want to, tell them go How
when they want to and tell them
come when they want to," he been
said. which
But, Glenn Bannister, Man- cam
aging Director of Morton Salt Ass(
Bahamas, told the media that the Cr
offer on the table at the time was vers
the best the company could do. publ
The Tribune tried to contact On
Morton Salt, but got no response shoe
up to press time.

FROM page one
response or non-response to the issues in an
advertisement days before the election.
The group which includes Pastors
Allan Lee, Lyall Bethel, Cedric Moss, Myles
Munroe, and elder Andy Knowles held a
press conference to announce their inten-
tions at Grace Community church yester-
day.
"We believe that it is important to know
where the candidates themselves stand on
these moral issues, so that voters can have
a better grasp of the candidate and his/her
convictions," they said.
Questions to be asked include whether a
candidate is opposed to or in favour of "ai
constitutional amendment defining mar-
riage as a union between one man and one
woman", or likewise, opposed to or in
favour of "compromising the Christian val-
ueso our nation by allowing exclusively
organisedd groups' (homosexuals, swingers,
those who swap marriage partners, nudists,
etc) who come under the umbrella of pro-
moting their cause" to visit the Bahamas.
Other queries relate to "decency in
broadcasting", capital punishment, and
whether stricter enforcement of the abor-


ROM page one NIB building


or of National Insurance,
hat this was the first time,
many years at the NIB,
such a threat was experi-
1.
ihe package-was retrieved,
turned out to be nothing
was explosive, but the
e are conth'ififig their
tigation," he said.
xwever, the actual con-
of the device are still
own but, reportedly they
f extreme interest to both


NIB's security and the police.
"This wasn't a prank. It was
a suspicious package, and
everyone is continuing their
investigation as to where it
came from. The contents of it
are really of interest to our
internal and external security.
We really don't want to reveal
what was in it at this time but
the police are investigating the
matter," he said.


ROM page one
he Ministry of Foreign Affairs released
following statement on the matter:
the wake of a reported shooting at
campus of Virginia Tech, the Ministry
foreign Affairs has dispatched an offi-
rom The Bahamas Embassy in Wash-
on to investigate whether any Bahami-
tudents at the university may have
i involved."
officials said the Bahamas' embassy in
hington will now continue to moni-
he situation.
error struck first in a dormitory at
am, when a gunman opened fire.
'ever, the majority of the deaths have
n attributed to the second attack -
ch took place in a classroom across
pus two hours later, according to the
ociated Press.
iticisms were being levelled at uni-
ity authorities for not making any
lic announcements or other warnings
:ampus until hours after the first
voting incident, and only shortly before


12 questions
tion laws or pro-choice abortion laws ar
favoured by the candidate.
"We...have come together to ensure tha
concerns important to the majority c
Bahamians, but that will likely not make
on the party's platform, are addressed,
said the group yesterday.
Although concerned about issues of house
ing, crime, illegal immigration and unehn
ployment, the group claim that these other
"vital concerns" of the "majority of Baham
ans" are going unaddressed.
The group aims to publish the response
so that the public can compare candidates
positions on the issues prior to casting their
ballot.
"Of course, those candidates who choos
not to make their positions public may b
embarrassed by the 'no comments' that wi
appear under their names," said the group
Whether the candidate advocates "usin
a Judeo/Christian value system in ou
schools" or "a values neutral education tha
leaves religion out of education," if the
are for granting same sex couples "som
form of legal recognition or status unde


NIB staff were able to report
back to work around 12.20pm
yesterday.
This latest report comes only
a week after The Tribune
revealed that the police had
received reports of four bomb
scares in one week, mainly at
the College of the Bahamas,
and the Atlantis resort on Par-
adise Island.
One package, found at
Atlantis, was described as "an
incendiary device", but the
company said it was not capa-
ble of causing an explosion.


the second attack.
Panic struck as gunfire burst inside the
classroom, and witnesses reported stu-
dents jumping out of classroom windows
to escape the bullets.
Police were still investigating the shoot-
ing at the dorm when they got word of
gunfire at the engineering building on
the opposite side of the 2,600-acre cam-
pus.
Moments after, a police commando unit
armed with assault rifles swarmed the
campus.
Authorities said they initially believed
the suspect had fled the campus after the
first shooting. Students reacted angrily to
these claims, questioning how the gun-
man could have been allowed to strike
again.
No motive for the shooting has yet been
suggested, and authorities have yet to
release the gunman's identity or infor-
mation as to whether he was a student at
the college.
Bahamians overseas are always encour-
aged to register with the nearest Bahamas
Embassy or High Commission.

law", and whether the political aspirant
would favour preserving the words "Chris-
tian values" in the preamble to the consti-
e tution are all queries included in the inquiry.
"The big question is which party and can-
at didates best supports us as a Christian
)f nation," said Andy Knowles, a member of
it the group, in an April 4th letter to the edi-
Stor pre-empting the coalition's announce-
ment.
s- "We will become the strongest moral and
I- righteous nation in the world if we elect
,r leaders who are willing to make decisions
i- that are based on a Judeo-Christian under-
standing of absolute truth," he said.
s The group's decision to quiz candidates
s' comes on the heels of a call by Clever Dun-
ir combe, independent candidate for Golden
Gates, for gay election candidates to declare
e their sexuality before seeking the public's
e vote.
11 Mr Duncombe said such a declaration
Swas important as a person's sexuality often
g affects their stance on family and social
r issues.
at Gay right's group, the Rainbow Alliance,
y described Mr Duncombe's call for candi-
e date's declaration of sexual orientation as an
act of "terrorism."


ahamian students at site of US


shootings are all accounted for


SiBethel Brothers Morticians
^. Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
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Daniel Walter

James Davies, 66


of Governors




died aat
Doctor's
Hospital on
Sunday
(15/4/07)


He is survived by his wife,
Jean; one step-son, Pierre
Jeffrey Hood; one sister,
Bridget Knight; three brothers,
William, Christopher and
Philip Davies and other
relatives and friends.


MEMORIAL SERVICE


A memorial service for Daniel
Walter James Davies age 66
of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera will be held on
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. at St.
Ambrose Anglican Church,
Gladstone and Carmichael
Road. Fr. Colin Saunders will
officiate.
A memorial will also be held
in Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera.


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Foundation's Roger .



Kelty retires after



46-year career


Roger Kelty has retired after
46 years of serving as teacher,
principal and scholarship
administrator with 41 of these
years in the Bahamas.
For the past 13 years, Kelty has
been the director of educational
programmes for the Lyford Cay
Foundation and the Canadian
Lyford Cay Foundation.
In a statement issued yester-
day, the foundation described
him as "a man whose name has
been synonymous with using
education as the key to a better
life and a greater country".
Appointed initially to head
the foundation's new Technical
Training Scholarship awards
programme launched in 1994,
he vowed to pursue the goal of
"restoring the dignity of labour
in the Bahamas."
His expanded role overseeing
academic scholarships enabled
him to oversee the most ambi-
tious and generous programme
for tertiary education in the
Caribbean region with awards
totalling more than $13.5 mil-
lion for Bahamian students.
It was a role, said veteran
educator and the first president
of the College of The Bahamas
Dr Keya Bethel, that Kelty
"carried out with the greatest
distinction."
"Roger Kelty is an extraor-
dinary teacher, an excellent
administrator and an inspira-
tion to all of us. I have been
privileged to have been associ-
ated with Roger Kelty both pro-
fessionally and socially. His con-
tribution to the field of educa-
tion has been immeasurable,
and he has the most wonderful
wit.
"He is great fun to be around.
In his role at the Lyford Cay
Foundation, he made it his mis-
sion to make students realise
the integral role education plays
in not only'what"they become
professionally but in leading a,
full and meaningful life," said
Dr Bethel, who has known Kel-
ty as colleague and friend since
the 60s when he joined Queen's
College, first as head of Eng-
lish and later as vice principal,
and then again at COB where
he taught the bachelor of edu-
cation courses in literature for
the University of the West
Indies from 1981 to 1987.
He spent the next seven years
as Headmaster of St Andrews
High School before joining the
Foundation in 1994.
That he became a teacher at
all let alone a national inspira-
tion was, he says, a surprising
twist of fate given his early
childhood.
Born in Indonesia the son of
Scottish parents, he escaped to
Australia during the Japanese
occupation of Java.
After surviving two years as a
refugee, he made it to Africa
and finally to Scotland where
his lifelong love affair with edu-
cation and a passion for intel-
lectual curiosity took shape.
Kelty graduated 'from
Aberdeen University, earning
an MA with Honours in English
language and literature.
During his college career, he
developed the other passion of
his life sport and went on
to become the welterweight
champion of Scottish and
British universities. He contin-
ues to serve as a judge for ama-
teur and professional boxing
matches in the Bahamas.
While he has received multi-
ple Paul Harris Fellow awards
for 30 years of devoted com-
munity service through Rotary,
both as a member and past
president of the Rotary Club of
South-East Nassau and as assis-
tant district governor in the
Bahamas from 1985 to 1988,
Kelty's first love and one that
he brought to the foundation
where he influenced hundreds
of young persons, remained
education.
"I have been a teacher for 46
years," he said recently on his
69th birthday. "If you like kids
and have a sense of vocation, I
think it is the most rewarding
job in the world and job satis-
faction is unparalleled. The dai-
ly contact with young people,
their boundless energy, their
sense of fun and laughter, their
natural high spirits, the fresh-
ness of their outlook, their can-
dour, directness, optimism and
hope keeps you young in spirit.
To watch the exciting adven-
ture that is the learning experi-
ence and see wonder and
understanding dawn in clear
bright young eyes, it makes
everything worthwhile."


* HEINO Schmid (left), Lyford Cay Foundation's first recipient of the coveted Harry C Moore
Memorial Scholarship for the Arts with Monique Moore and Roger Kelty


* MINISTER of Education Alfred Sears greets Roger Kelty at
the 2005 All Bahamas Merit Scholar reception


* RYAN Knowles, 1999 All-Bahamas Merit Scholar with
former Central Bank Governor Julian Francis and Roger Kelty


* LYFORD Cay Foundation Berry Island Donation Former
cabinet minister and member of parliament for North Andros
and the Berry Islands Earl Deveaux, centre, presented a cheque
to Roger Kelty, left, and Lyford Cay Foundation chairman
Manuel Cutillas


Lyford Cay Foundation chair-
man Manuel Cutillas called Kel-
ty's work groundbreaking.
"When Roger was appointed
to head the new Technical
Training Scholarship Pro-
gramme, he faced immense
challenges," said Cutillas.
"Technical and vocational train-
ing was under-appreciated and
there were great gaps in the
labour force as a result. Roger
had to start by re-establishing
a sense of pride in vocational
training. He succeeded with
such enthusiasm that I believe
he helped change the national
psyche.
"As his role expanded to
include overseeing our acade-
mic scholarship programmes,
he met with counsellors and stu-
dents from all over the


Bahamas and he never stopped
searching for new and better
ways to make higher education
possible for Bahamians."
Kelty will continue to serve
in a consulting capacity in edu-
cation, he still serves on the
National Scholarship Advisory
Committee and now hopes to
devote as much time as possible
to his later-in-life love golf.
The Lyford Cay Foundation
and the Canadian Lyford Cay
Foundation is the region's
largest non-governmental
source of funding for higher
education, providing scholar-
ships for technical, vocational,
undergraduate and graduate
level study as well as endowing
a $5 million scholarship fund
for students attending the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.


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FIDELITY GROUP OF COMPANIES

Anwer J. Sunderji, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Fidelity Bank & Trust International
Limited announced the following
executive appointments.


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B.ACC; CA (SA)
Appointed to President,
Fidelity MerchantBank & Trust Limited

Anwer J Sunderji said, the appointment was in
response to the strong growth of the merchant
bank's financial advisory and capital market
business where Michael Anderson had played a
valuable role over the years in developing it.


Michael Anderson said, "I look forward to leading the continuing growth of the merchant
bank both within The Bahamas and elsewhere in the Caribbean. We have an excellent suite
of products and experienced professional staff who have successfully executed several
significant transactions."

Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust has over a $1 billion of assets under management and
administration. Over the last eight years it has raised over $300 million in The Bahamas
through its activities as an investment advisor and/or placement agent for IPO's and
numerous private placements, including the Kerzner and Consolidated Water Bahamas
Depository Receipts. The bank was the lead advisor on the recent acquisition of
Winn-Dixie's Bahamian subsidiary for $56 million.

Michael Anderson has been a senior executive and Chief Financial Officer of the parent
company since 1995 and is a director on several subsidiary boards including the merchant
bank. He is also a director of BISX.



Grtgory H.J. Bethel, B.A.
Appointed to President & Director,
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited

Anwer J Sunderji said, "Greg has done an excel-
lent job growing our merchant bank which has
become a well respected fund manager and a
leading financial intermediary and corporate
adviser under his leadership. He now takes on
the responsibility of growing our retail bank
division."

Greg Bethel said that the retail banking operations had excellent potential. "We have
upgraded our premises and continue with staff improvements and training, and are now
ready to introduce some exciting and innovative products and services."

Fidelity's retail banking operation recently remodeled its Nassau downtown bank and.
moved and upgraded its Freeport premises to produce two new full service Fidelity Finan-
cial Centres in addition to its Cable Beach location. Now clients in both cities avail them-
selves of private banking services, free financial planning and the choice of select invest-
ment products, all in one place.

Greg Bethel joined Fidelity Group :of Companies in 1999 as the President of Fidelity
Merchant Bank & Trust Limited. Greg Bethel currently serves as a member of the Finan-
cial Services Consultative Forum and Deputy Chairman of the Education Loan Authority.
He serves on several private corporation boards including the Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company Limited as Chairman.


.Thomas E Hackett, BA; CA
Appointed to Group ChiefFinancial
Officer, Fidelity Bank 6& Trust
International Limited


Tom Hackett, a Fellow of the Institute of Char-
tered Accountants, is a new appointment to
Fidelity and assumes the position relinquished by
Michael Anderson. Tom Hackett, a recently
retired Senior Partner at Pricewaterhouse
Coopers, Bahamas, begins his tenure with an
extensive knowledge of Fidelity Group developed over many years. Anwer J Sunderji said
that Tom hits the ground running because of this company knowledge and a shared corpo-
rate vision for the Group. "We are exceptionally fortunate to have lured Tom from a short
retirement to join us and assume this important position in our rapidly expanding group
of companies. Tom has extensive knowledge of our company and brings a wealth of
knowledge and skill-sets to assist us in managing our risk toward further growth and profit-
ability."

Tom Hackett said he looked forward to a new chapter in his working life by working in a
highly entrepreneurial and innovative financial institution.

The Fidelity Group employs over 250 personnel in The Bahamas, Cayman Island and
Turks & Caicos. It has three banking subsidiaries and provides retail banking, financial
advisory, capital markets, trust and insurance brokerage services.


* DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Natim*tSecurity Cynthia Pratt and Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources Leslie Miller lookatjobster packaging materials as they tour
Sunshine Seafood Company after the official opening ceremonies of its headquarters on Fire Trail
Road yesterday


* M RS Pratt. second from left, and Mr Miller tourt'd e Seafood Company with its owner
Lewis Cartwright., second from right, and Neville Ad yight, chairman of the Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank
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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


'Big concerns'





timeliness and


on audit





'quality'


Existing challenges cause Wilson concern on BISX's proposed financial reporting deadlines


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A major investor
and Board
member on
se v e r a l
Bahamian pub-
lic and private companies yes-
terday said he was "really con-
cerned" about proposed
changes to BISX Rules that
would reduce the time compa-
nies had to file quarterly and
annual financial by a month,
as he was already worried by
the existing "timeliness of
reporting" and service quality
offered by many in the account-
ing profession.
While welcoming BISX's
attempts to foster greater trans-
parency and capital markets
growth, Franklyn Wilson, a
major investor in publicly-listed
Freeport Oil Holdings, said of
the exchange's proposed Rules


changes: "The thing that re llyv
concerns me is the deadline lor
getting audited reports in."
BISX is proposing that tlihe
deadlines by which listed issuers
on the exchange must pulh, i-LC
their quarterly and annual
financial be reduced from the
existing 90 days and 120 dyvs,
respectively, to 60 days and 90
days.
Mr Wilson, who is the ch:lir-
man of Arawak Homes, Sun-
shine Insurance and RoyalStar
Assurance, and sits on the
Boards of numerous other pri-
vate companies, said his con-
cerns stemmed from the fact
that some Bahamian accoun-
tants were already having dif-
ficulties in providing timely
audited reports for both private
and public firms.
Saying that he was speaking
both as an investor, Bo.ird
director and former managing
partner of an accounting fiirmi


Mr Wilson
said: "I'm
very con -
cerned witch
what is hap-
pening in the
accounting




reports."
He added that he sat on many
Boards, and in some instances,
the directors had to wait six
months or more for the external
auditors to present them with
the audited report on the com-
pany's end-of-year financial.
Although not naming the
firm, he said that one company
on whose Board he sat had a
July 31 year-end, yet the audit-
ed report for the 2006 financial
year'had only been completed
in March t il '.


Mr Wilson pointed out that
if that had been a BISX-listed
company, then it would have
been in danger of being struck
off and delisted from the
exchange. This would not have
been the fault of the company
or its directors, and was the
responsibility of the external
auditors, yet it was liKely that
the directors would have faced
sanctions from BISX for the
failure to produce timely finan-
cials.
"I encourage all of my col-
leagues in the auditing, account-
ing profession to look very
closely at the quality or service
they're giving to clients and the
timeliness of reporting. This is a
major issue in the capital mar-
kets," Mr Wilson said. "They
need to get their act together
and improve the quality of ser-
vice."
He added that it was a "very
serious matter", both for audit


Perpall Tract water plant 'not going away'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE proposed multi-million dollar
reverse osmosis plant for Perpall Tract is
"still on the table and is not going away at
all", the Water & Sewerage Corporation's
chairman told The Tribune yesterday, say-
ing that Consolidated Water had been
asked to provide a quote on expanding its
Blue Hills plant "only for comparative pur-
poses".
Don Demeritte, responding to comments
by Consolidated Water's chairman, Jeffrey
Parker, that the BISX-listed company had
been "informally asked" how capacity at
its 7.2 million gallons per day Blue Hills
reverse osmosis plant can be expanded, said
the context in which this.request had been


made required clarification.
"They [Constoldated Water] were asked
to consider expanding the Blue Hills capac-
ity and provide quote.," Mr Demeritte
said. "That was only intended for compar-
ative purposes, to see whether it made eco-
nomic sense to increase the capacity from
Blue Hills or seek another source.
"We continue to enjoy a relationship with
Consolidated Water, but Consolidated does
not and cannot speak for the Water &
Sewerage Corpoi nation and th Government
of the Bahamas."
In reference to Consolidated Water's pro-
posed expansion of its existing Wilidsor
plant, Mr Demeritte said: "That, too, is
going to be a comparative situation. We're
going to compare the costs of that-vis a vis
the costs of expanding elsewhere."


Meanwhile, The Tribune had previously
been told that the way the tender for the 2.4
million gallons per day Winton reverse
osmosis plant had been structured made it
difficult for bidders to submit offers, as
'electricity costs had not been factored in
to the tender documents.
Mr Demeritte., though, explained that
this was because the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC) was unable to supply
the required power to the Winton facility
during its first months in operation, some-
thing that would require the successful bid-
der to "provide a temporary power source".
The Winton plant would be.the third
reverse osmosis project planned for New


SEE WATER, page 9


clients and the Bahamian capi-
tal markets, and said it was
unclear what the problem was,
and whether the solution was
for accountancy firms to hire
more people or spend more on
staff training.
Mr Wilson added: "To me, in
principle we have much support
for the growth in transparency
and any effort to grow the cap-
ital markets. We believe any
effort to enhance transparency
will support that."
Several other contacts spo-
ken to by The Tribune in regard
to the proposed BISX rules
have expressed concerns about
the new reporting deadlines,
saying they are too tight for list-
ed companies, especially those
for year-end annual financial.
Some suggested that with
year-end reports, BISX-listed
companies file unaudited fig-
ures after 90 days, followed by
the audited ones later. There
were also concerns that these
deadlines did not leave life and
health insurance companies,
Colina Holdings (Bahamas) and
Family Guardian, with enough
time for actuarial evaluations
of the bulk of their liabilities.
However, the latter's actuaries


did complete the bulk of their
work for the year-end 2006
financial by mid-March 2007.
Kenwood Kerr, head of
investment advisory firm, Prov-
idence Advisors, said that while
the proposed BISX reporting
deadlines would enhance trans-
parency and the provision of'
timely information to the mar-
ket, they might also impose an
increased cost burden on listed
issuers.
He explained: "On the one
side it's great for the market
because it needs fresh, accurate
information but, at the same
time, the shoe on the other foot
is that it's very costly for these
guys to make these deadlines
with the constraints of being a
public company.
"It is the timing and the cost.
The market requires and should
expect to get timely and accu-
rate disclosures on all publicly
traded companies. That is the
direction we should be aiming
for.
"But for companies chal-
lenged already to get things out
on time, this may add to the cost
structure. There should be some
grace period for the market to
adjust to these rules."


$1.3m seafood


processor opens


By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL
Tribune Business Repoirter
SUNSHINE Seafood Company, a $1.3 million seafood processing
plant, was officially opened yesterday, and is set to serve as a major
supplier of Bahamian crawfish to the international market.
The company, which received significant funding via a loan from
the Bahamas Development Bank, is owned by Lewis Cartwright, and
represents the fulfillment of a major dream.
Mr Cartwright's career in the industry started in 1980 with three
fishing boats, and then he opened his processing business in 1994. He
operated this until a hurricane destroyed the building, faced some
challenges before his new building located in the Fire Trail indus-
trial park could be opened.
Now the new facility, which includes several work stations, mega
freezers and storage space, will be able to process up to 8,000 pounds
of seafood daily. For the next few months, the plant will employ
about 10 persons until August, when during crawfish season about
40 persons should be employed.
In addition to processing, packaging and shipping crawfish to the
US and Europe, the plant will also process conch and fish for
Bahamian consumption.
Mr Cartwright, who said he has invested "everything" into the busi-
ness, sees it as having a tremendous impact on the Bahamian econ-
omy. "It is very important. We have a lot of employees, the inter-
national market, the local market, so it is important," he said.
Chairman of the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB), K Neville
Adderley, agreed. His bank lent the company $1.2 million.
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THE TRIBUNE





Tourism concerns



over 1.6 per cent drop



in hotel room revenue


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ACentral Bank of the
Bahamas report
showing that hotel
room revenues fell by 1.6 per
cent to $68.2 million in the
2006 fourth quarter, compared
to a 17.4 per cent increase in
2005, is again likely to fuel con-
cerns that the Bahamian
tourism industry may be los-
ing its competitiveness and
moving into slow, long-term
decline.
The Central Bank's initial
review of domestic economic
developments for the 2006
fourth quarter found that a 9.1
per cent rise in average nightly
room rates was negated by a
5.7 per cent reduction in aver-
age occupancy rates in the
three months to December 31,
2006.
Total visitor arrivals to New
Providence for the fourth quar-
ter, the Central Bank found,
fell by 6.7 per cent, the declines
in Grand Bahama and the
Family Islands totalling 1.2 per
cent and 1.8 per cent respec-
tively. New Providence
accounted for 58.4 per cent of
fourth quarter results.
For the first 10 months of
2006, total visitor arrivals to
the Bahamas fell by 4.7 per
cent to 3.9 million, "extending
the 2.3 per cent decline record-
ed during the corresponding
period of 2005".
Cruise visitors, who account
for over two-thirds of visitors
to the Bahamas, fell by 7 per
cent to 2.7 million during the
10 months to October 2006,
something the Central Bank
attributed to "increased com-
petition" from destinations
outside the Caribbean.
While the economy main-
tained its growth during the


2006 fourth quarter, the Cen-
tral Bank largely attributed this
momentum to the construction
industry and consumer
demand, "which offset weak-
ness in the tourism sector".
Mortgages issued during the
fourth quarter increased in
total value to $146.9 million, a
rise of 7.5 per cent, with some
90.7 per cent of these loans
being made for residential
developments.
The total value of mortgages
outstanding in the Bahamas
rose by 16 per cent to $2.5039
billion at the end of 2006. Res-
idential mortgages had
increased by 15.9 per cent to
$2.2886 billion, while commer-
cial mortgages rose 16.8 per
cent to $215.3 million.
Central
However, the Central Bank
added a cautionary note by
warning that commitments for
new construction and repairs
- a better indicator of future
trends had fallen by 51.7 per
cent to $29.7 million during the
fourth quarter.
On the monetary side, cred-
it growth slackened to 3.3 per
cent or $217.9 million during
the 2006 fourth quarter, com-
pared to a 4.9 per cent or
$275.3 million rise in the same
period in 2005.
Private sector credit
strengthened by $148.3 million
or 2.7 per cent, compared to a
$205.7 or 4.3 per cent million
rise in 2005. During the 2006
fourth quarter, residential
mortgages rose by 3.8 per cent;
consumer credit increased by
4.1 per cent; and personal over-
drafts rose by 6.9 per cent.
Money supply growth, based
on the M3 broad measure-
ment. fell to 1.3 per cent com-
pared to 3.4 per cent the year-


before, standing at $5.15 bil-
lion.
To combat the tight liquidity
situation in the banking sys-
tem, the Central Bank said
commercial banks rediscount-
ed their holdings of short-term
government securities to boost
cash reserves. Surplus liquid
assets contracted by 61.5 per
cent to $63.1 million, reducing
the excess over the statutory
minimum to 7.9 per cent from
19.1 per cent in 2005.
On the fiscal side, the Cen-
tral Bank said capital expen-
diture surged by 49.6 per cent
in the 2006 fourth quarter,
which is the second quarter of
the Government's 2006-2007
fiscal year. Coupled with a 4.6
per cent rise in recurrent
expenditure, tota;l outlays by
the Government rose by 8.8
per cent to $352.7 million com-
pared to the previous period
in 2005.
Net lending to government
corporations rose by 26.1 per
cent to $18 million.
Meanwhile, government rev-
enues rose by 9.4 per cent to
$299.1 million, as tax collec-
tions grew by 3.1 per cent and
non-tax revenues almost dou-
bled to $40.4 million.
Equity investments in
tourism-related development
projects increased to $173.7
million during the 2006 fourth
quarter, as capital inflows relat-
ed to these projects expanded
from $155.9 million the previ-
ous year to $273.2 million. Asa
result, the surplus on the capi-
tal and financial account rose
to $415.4 million from $133.9
million.
And the slowdown in credit
growth reduced the rate of
declinein the external reserves,
which fell by $43 million or 7.9
per cent to $499.7 million in
the 2006 fourth quarter.


FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

UNIT (THE "FIU ")



PUBLIC NOTICE


Pursuant to
Act, 2000,
Suspicious


Section 15(2) of The Financial Intelligence Unit
the public is hereby notified that, the revised


Transactions Guidelines


Relating to the


Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of
Terrorism (The "2007 Guidelines") for financial institutions
within The Commonwealth of the Bahlamas 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 Uluit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Nassau, The Bahamas


RESORT MARINA
S THE OAHAMAS

The exclusive master-planned Rum Cay Resort Marina (www.rumcay.com) currently
in the early stage of planning and development will comprise 100-key condo hotel,
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Montana Holdings Ltd, owners of the Rum Cay Resort Marina, Rum
Cay, Bahamas are seeking to expand their Nassau based team with the following:

Executive P.A. to the Company Chairman.

This position is within a testing and challenging corporate environment that will
require an individual of the highest caliber to sustain the demands of various
commercial projects and assignments that demand constant early completion.

The successful candidate shall have a least 5 years experience in a senior administrative
position. Assertive and industrious you will have a high level of initiative to ensure
that all executive office matters are dealt with in an expedient and professional
manner.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, together with first
class PC skills in Word, Excel and Power Point.
The salary shall be above market rate to reflect the seniority and demands of
this position.

Project Managers and Project Executives in Sales and
Business Development

Responsibilities include:
Compilation of commercial and contractual documentation from management
briefings
Preparation of work schedules, matrices and charts
Monitoring, managing and maintaining the scheduled progress of selected
project activities, staff and contractors
Establishing well defined processes for the control of inter-department work
programmes
Efficiently resolving logistical challenges and supporting areas of delays
Liaising with suppliers, Government Agencies and legal representatives

Applicants must be capable of multi-tasking a range of commercial activities that
require initiative, creativity and organisational skills to complete on time. They shall
be PC literate, have excellent written and oral communicators and be highly productive.
Knowledge and experience of resort development and operation, property sales and
marketing, or construction activities will be an advantage.

The successful candidates will be working in a very busy high-pressure environment
where they will be expected to meet exacting time scales and be recognized as
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and career development.

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BUSINESS


ic M iami Hcral .TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007


INTERNATIONAL EDITION


THE MARKETS
STOCKS, MUTUAL FUNDS, 8B
DOW 30 12,720.46 +108.33 -
S&P 500 1,468.47 +15.62 ,
NASDAQ 2,518.33 +26.39 i\
10-YR NOTE 4.74 -.03 V,
CRUDE OIL 63.61 -.02 V



Citigroup,


report


boosts


stocks

BY TIM PARADISE
Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Wall Street
began the week with a strong
start Monday as better-than-ex-
pected profits at Citigroup and
a healthy increase in consumer
spending renewed investors'
optimism about the economy.
The Dow Jones industrials
soared more than 100 points.
Earnings reports begin arriv-
ing at a steady clip this week,
giving investors fresh indica-
tions about companies and the
overall economy. This week
nearly half the 30 companies
that make up the Dow industri-
als report results.
The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 10833, or 0.86 per-
cent, to 12,720.46. The Dow's
increase Monday put the blue
chip average back above where
it stood before the major U.S.
indexes fell more than 3 percent
on Feb. 27 as part of a world-
wide selloff. The Dow is within
about .66 points of its all-time
closing high of 12,786.64,
reached Feb. 20.
Broader stock indicators also
rose. The Standard & Poor's 500
index rose 15.62, or 1.08 percent,
to 1,468.47, a six-and-a-half-year
high. The Nasdaq composite
index rose 2639, or 1.06 percent,
to 2,518.33.
Bonds advanced, with the
yield on the benchmark 10-year
Treasury note falling to 4.74
percent from 4.77 percent late
Friday. The dollar traded near
all-time lows versus the euro,
and was mostly lower against
other major currencies.
Oil prices fell Monday, with a
barrel of light sweet crude set-
tling down 2 cents at $63.61 on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange. Gold prices rose.
Economic reports competed
with earnings news for inves-
tors' attention Monday. The
Commerce Department
reported businesses increased
their inventories by 0.3 percent
in February, the largest increase
in five months.
The New York Federal
Reserve also reported that its
regional manufacturing activity
expanded slightly in April, with
the overall index rising to a
reading of 3.80 from an unrev-
ised reading of L85 in March.
Also, the National Associa-
tion of Home Builders' index -
a measure of confidence of U.S.
homebuilders fell to 33 from
36 in March for sales of new,
single-family homes.
Investors greeted earnings
news enthusiastically as they
were eager to see how well cor-
porate earnings would hold up.
Eli Lilly & Co.'s first-quarter
profit fell 39 percent. After
adjusting for certain items, the
company's profit came in above
expectations. The drug maker
also reported a rise in revenue,
and raised its full-year sales and
earnings guidance. The stock
rose $1.52, or 2.7 percent, to
$58.40.
Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by more than 2
to 1 on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to L55 billion shares compared
with 1.41 billion shares traded
Friday.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 12.06, or
1.47 percent, to 831.44.
Japan's Nikkei stock average
closed up 1.52 percent. Britain's
FTSE 100 closed up 0.83 per-
cent, Germany's DAX index
rose 1.75 percent, and France's
CAC-40 advanced 1.25 percent.
The Shanghai Composite
Index rose 2.22 percent.


BANKING


Citigroup profit drops 11%, Wachovia's up 33%


* Citigroup, the biggest U.S.
bank, said first-quarter earnings
dropped 11 percent because of
expenses to slash 17,000 jobs.
Meanwhile, Wachovia said
first-quarter earnings were
boosted by the purchase of
Golden West Financial.
BY EILEEN ALT POWELL
Associated Press
NEW YORK Despite strong
growth in revenue, profit at Citigroup
fell 11 percent in the first quarter as
the nation's largest financial institu-
tion took a charge to cover a massive
restructuring aimed at improving
earnings.
Still, it beat Wall Street expecta-
tions, sending its shares up strongly
on the New York Stock Exchange.
Meanwhile, the nation's fourth
largest bank, Wachovia, reported that
its first-quarter profit rose 33 percent
on higher lending income, and the
acquisition of Golden West Financial.
The reports released Monday
were the first in a week packed with
bank and brokerage earnings results
that were expected to set the tone for
the year. Profits were anticipated to
be harder to come by as rising inter-
est rates make it more difficult for
some of the banks' corporate and
consumer customers to pay back
loans, including mortgages.


While some lenders who provide
mortgages to people with poor credit
have been failing, there are no signs
of a significant spillover to money
center banks. Even the big banks are
bracing for growing credit problems,
however.
"We continue to expect some
deterioration in credit as the year
progresses," said Gary Crittenden,
Citi's chief financial officer. He
pledged that the bank would be vigi-
lant about monitoring changes.
Last week, Citi announced that it
would eliminate about 17,000 jobs
and cut some $2 billion in operating
costs this year.
Like other U.S. financial institu-
tions, Citigroup has begun taking
steps to deal with weakening con-
sumer credit.
Citigroup, which is headquartered
in New York, and Wachovia, of Char-
lotte, N.C., increased their provisions
for loan losses in the first quarter.
Both held down the growth of
expenses a typical strategy in a
weakening credit environment.
Citigroup said its net income was
$5.01 billion, or $L01 per share, in the
January-March period, down from
$5.64 billion, or $1.12, a share, a year
earlier. Revenue in the quarter was a
record $25.5 billion, up 15 percent
from $22.2 billion a year earlier.
Citigroup shares advanced $1.33,


JOSH REYNOLDS/AP
INCOME DECLINES: First-quarter profit at Citigroup dropped 11 percent.
The company reported that its net income was $5.01 billion, in the
January-March period, down from $5.64 billion, a year earlier.


or 2.6 percent, to close at $52.93 on
the New York Stock Exchange.
Wachovia said its profit climbed
to $2.30 billion, or $1.20 per share, in
the first quarter from $1.73 billion, or
$1.09 per share, a year ago. Results for
the first quarter of 2007 included the
bank's acquisition of Golden West,
which was announced in May 2006.


ECONOMY


AMY SANCETTA/AP
GOOD BOOST: Shoppers try on shoes at Knuth's boutique in Pepper Pike, Ohio on Monday. Retail
sales rose in March increasing 0.7 percent, up from a 0.5 percent gain in February.



Retail sales post solid



gains in March


* Retail sales in the U.S. rose in
March by the most in three
months as rising incomes and
better weather ensured
consumers would continue to
drive economic growth.
BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON Retail sales
rose in March at the fastest clip in
three months, helped by warmer
weather and an early Easter.
Analysts cautioned that sales
were likely to slow in April, given
the recent surge in gasoline prices
that will leave consumers with less
money to spend on other items.
For March, sales rose by 0.7 per-
cent, the Commerce Department
reported Monday. And the govern-
ment revised its estimate for sales
in February from a lackluster 0.1
percent to a stronger 0.5 percent
gain.
The March increase, the stron-
gest since a 1.1 percent rise in
December, was helped by the fact
that Easter came eight days earlier
than last year, boosting shopping in
March. Warmer weather during the
month put consumers in a buying
mood after a cold and snowy Feb-
ruary.
Some giant retailers are already
warning that April is proving chal-
lenging. Consumer confidence has
been faltering because of the con-


tinued slump in housing prices and
the surge in gasoline costs.
Wal-Mart Stores, whose custom-
ers cut back on shopping when gas
prices were high last year, said
April's selling environment would
be tough while Federated Depart-
ment Stores Inc. said its first-quar-
ter sales will come in at the low end
of expectations.
Still, economists said it was a
good sign for the overall economy
that retail sales have held up as well
as they have.
"Consumer spending continues
to soldier forward in spite of higher
gasoline prices and a sharp slide in
consumer sentiment," said Brian
Bethune, an economist at Global
Insight.
Consumer spending, which
accounts for two-thirds of total
economic growth, will slow to
around 2.1 percent in the current
April-June period before rebound-
ing to around 2.5 percent in the sec-
ond half of the year, Bethune pre-
dicted.
The overall increase in retail
sales last month reflected in part
the higher price for gasoline. Sales
at gasoline stations surged by 3.1
percent in March.
Sales at general merchandise
stores, a category that includes
department stores, rose by 1.1 per-
cent last month while sales at spe-
cialty clothing stores were up an


even stronger 2.4 percent.
Auto sales rose 0.4 percent.
Excluding autos, sales rose by 0.8
percent.
In addition to gasoline stations
and clothing and general merchan-
dise stores, strength last month
came at furniture stores, hardware
stores, restaurants and sporting
goods stores.
In a second report, the Com-
merce Department said that busi-
nesses boosted their inventories
held on shelves and backlots by 0.3
percent in February, the biggest
gain since last September. The
increase came after an extended
period in which companies had
slowed restocking to make sure
inventory levels did not get too
high.
A third report showed continued
troubles in housing. The National
Association of Home Builders said
that its index of builder sentiment
dropped to 33 in April, the lowest
reading since December. The
decline was blamed on rising mort-
gage defaults which were causing
lenders to tighten their loan stan-
dards.
"The tightening of mortgage
lending standards in connection
with the subprime crisis has shaken
the confidence of both consumers
and builders," said David Seiders,
chief economist for the home build-
ers.


Revenue grew 17 percent to $8.24
billion from $7.06 billion last year.
Excluding merger and restructur-
ing charges, the bank earned $231 bil-
lion, or $1.20 per share, in the latest
quarter.
Wachovia shares rose $1.06, or 2
percent, to close at $55.06 on the New
York Stock Exchange.


COLLEGE LOANS


Sallie


Mae


to sell


company


for $25B

* SLM Corp. accepted a buyout
offer from a group led by J.C.
Flowers & Co., a transaction that
would take private the largest
U.S. provider of student loans.
BY STEPHEN MANNING
Associated Press
WASHINGTON A group of
investors announced plans Monday
to buy Sallie Mae, taking the nation's
largest student lender private in a
$25 billion deal that comes as some
regulators call for tougher standards
and lower federal subsidies for the
$85 billion college loan industry.
Private-equity firm J.C. Flowers &
Co. and three other investors will pay
$60 per share for the Reston, Va.-
based SLM Corp., commonly referred
to as Sallie Mae. The sale price repre-
sents a nearly 50 percent premium
for Sallie Mae's previously sagging
stock before takeover rumors
emerged late last week.
SLM shares traded up more than
17 percent on the New York Stock
Exchange after the buyout was
announced Monday.
J.C. Flowers and private-equity
firm Friedman Fleischer & Lowe will
invest $4.4 billion and own 50.2 per-
cent of the company. Bank of Amer-
ica and JPMorgan Chase each will
invest $2.2 billion and each will own
24.9 percent. The buyers will also
provide Sallie Mae with $200 billion
in backup financing.
John Oros, a managing director at
J.C. Flowers, said the firm was drawn
by Sallie Mae's stock price, which
had fallen to around $40 per share
before takeover talks began. The
investors also weren't deterred by
the brewing troubles for lenders and
the prospect of a clampdown on the
industry by lawmakers.
Sallie Mae is the largest school
lender, originating $23.4 billion in
student loans last year, many of them
federally subsidized such as widely
used Stafford loans. The company
has recently expanded into other
areas of lending, such as debt collec-
tion and 529 college savings plans.
But it has also been subject to
greater attention from lawmakers
and regulators currently probing ties
between lenders and college officials
who guide students toward specific
lenders for their loans.
Shares of Sallie Mae shot up $8.29
to close at $55.05 Monday afternoon
on the NYSE.


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INTERNATIONAL EDITION TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007 4B


BUSINESS BRIEFS


* RETAIL


MARK LENNIHAN/AP
CURRENCY: European-made goods and services are
becoming more expensive to Americans as the
British pound and Euro continue to climb. Above, A
British-made double decker bus drives through New
York's Times Square.


Dollar loses ground


to euro and pound

From Herald Wire Services

The dollar hovered near a record low Monday against the
euro after the 13-nation currency climbed to within 1 cent of
its all-time high, while the pound backed down from a 14-year
record.
Currency traders now turn their eyes in the forthcoming
days to economic data that could further the pound's rally.
Key inflation figures from the United States and Britain due
out today will be followed Wednesday by the minutes from
the Bank of England's last meeting on interest rates.
Movement against the dollar could drive up the price of
exports and tighten the pinch for travelers to Europe just as


the tourist season approaches.
* AZTECA AMERICA
FCC DENIES NBC'S
OBJECTIONS
Azteca America, the
fastest-growing Hispanic
television network in the
United States, said that the
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has
denied a request by NBC
Telemundo to withhold a
license renewal of Azteca
America's affiliate station in
Los Angeles. The result is a
clean bill of health for our
operations, which fully
respect U.S. regulations and
institutions.
"We have faith in U.S.
regulators and applaud FCC
actions to foment competi-
tion and create new commu-
nity minority voices within
the limits of foreign owner-
ship," said Adrian Steckel,
President and CEO of
Azteca America. "We simi-
larly invite NBC Telemundo
to respect Mexican regula-
tions, which in many ways
are similar to U.S. rules and
legislation."

* AGRICULTURE
CARGILL 3Q PROFIT
SOARS 49 PERCENT
Cargill, the largest U.S.
agricultural company, said
profit rose 49 percent in the
third quarter on strong
demand for food ingredients
and biofuels. Net income
climbed to $553 million in
the three months ended Feb.
28 from $370 million, Way-
zata, Minnesota-based Car-
gill said. Earnings for the
first nine months of fiscal
2007 were $1.71 billion, up 25
percent from $1.37 billion a
year earlier, the privately
held company said.

* DOW CHEMICAL
FIRED ADVISOR DENIES
MERGER ALLEGATIONS
A 37-year veteran of Dow
Chemical (DOW) who
spent 10 years as chief finan-
cial officer before being
fired as a senior advisor
denied the company's accu-
sation that he was involved
in a clandestine buyout
effort directed at the chemi-
cal giant.
"I categorically deny that
I have been part of any
secret effort to take over or
acquire Dow Chemical," J.
Pedro Reinhard said. "It is
regrettable that the com-
pany has rushed to publicly
condemn me in the face of
my complete denial of
wrongdoing."


* TOILET MAKER
TOTO: BIDET TOILETS
MAY CATCH FIRE
Japan's leading toilet
maker Toto (TOTDY.PK) is
offering free repairs for
180,000 bidet toilets after
wiring problems caused
almost 30 units to catch fire
or send up smoke, the com-
pany said.
The electric bidet acces-
sory of Toto's Z series
caught fire in three separate
incidents between March
2006 and March 2007,
according to company
spokeswoman Emi Tanaka.
The bidet sent up smoke in
26 other incidents, the com-
pany said.
"Fortunately, there were
no injuries," Tanaka said.
Toto will repair for free
180,000 toilet units manu-
factured between May 1996
and December 2001, she
said. A manufacturing defect
is thought to have led to the
faulty wiring.

* EARNINGS
BARBIE'S POPULARITY
FALTERS AND GROWS
These days, Barbie's get-
ting most of her love outside
the U.S.
Domestic sales of the
classic fashion doll plunged
21 percent in the first quar-
ter, Mattel (MAT) said in its
earnings report.
The drop followed four
consecutive quarters in
which Mattel saw U.S.
demand increase for its flag-
ship brand.
Outside the United
States, Barbie's popularity
kept surging, offsetting the
domestic decline and trans-
lating into 2 percent growth
in worldwide sales for the
brand in the most recent
quarter, Mattel said.

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June to sell at least 39.9 per-
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Report: U.S. allegations against bank false


BY KEVIN G. HALL
McClatchy News Service
WASHINGTON -
Charges by the U.S. Treasury
Department that a small bank
in Macau knowingly laun-
dered counterfeit U.S. cur-
rency on behalf of North
Korea have no basis in fact,
according to a confidential
audit ordered by the govern-
ment of the Chinese enclave.
The audit, obtained by
McClatchy News Service, also
suggests that the Treasury
overstated claims that the
bank laundered "hundreds of
millions" in ill-gotten gains
through Banco Delta Asia.
On the basis of the allega-
tions, the Treasury Depart-
ment on March 14 blacklisted
the tiny, family-controlled
bank, which now is on the
verge of being driven out of
business.
The Bush administration
now says it approves the
release of $25 million origi-
nally frozen in Macau at
Washington's behest, but por-
tions of this Banco Delta Asia
money tied to North Korea
apparently have not been
received by the regime's lead-
ers. Consequently, they


missed Saturday's deadline to
begin dismantling a nuclear
reactor as agreed to on Feb. 13
as part of an agreement with
the United States and four
other nations. "From our
investigations it is apparent
that ... the Bank did not intro-
duce counterfeit U.S. currency
notes into circulation," the
Ernst & Young audit said, not-
ing that large cash deposits
from North Korea were rou-
tinely screened for counter-
feits by the Hong Kong branch
of an unidentified bank with
U.S. operations.
CASTING DOUBT
The audit's conclusions
about the laundering of coun-
terfeit currency are significant
because they cast doubt on
Bush administration claims
that North Korea has engaged
in state-sponsored counter-
feiting and introducing these
fake bills via Banco Delta.
Moreover, the audit con-
firmed that the only time
Banco Delta knowingly han-
dled counterfeit U.S. notes
was in 1994 when its inspec-
tors discovered 100 counter-
feit $100 bills and turned over
$10,000 to local authorities.


That $10,000 is far from the $15
million in counterfeit U.S. cur-
rency the Bush administration
in 2005 said North Korea was
manufacturing annually.
Ernst & Young presented
the audit to Macanese banking
regulators in December 2005
in response to concerns raised
in Treasury's Sept. 20, 2005,
proposed action against Banco
Delta. The bank's lawyers
offered to present the report
to Treasury officials in Octo-
ber 2006 but insisted that it be
excluded from access under
the Freedom of Information
Act in other words kept
secret from the media. Trea-
sury refused the offer.
The copy of the audit
obtained by McClatchy News
Service excises the names of
North Korean entities and offi-
cials to protect their identities.
The names of some banks with
U.S. ties are also redacted.
Until now, the story of
Banco Delta's travails has
played out behind a wall of
secrecy imposed by U.S., Chi-
nese and Macanese regulators.
But the audit, aspects of which
were reported earlier by
McClatchy Newspapers, for
the first time spells out exactly


what Treasury's concerns
were and what international
auditors discovered.
SMALL OPERATION
Banco Delta Asia is a pri-
vate, family-run bank whose
major shareholder is Stanley
Au. Its deposits were only
about $318 million before
Treasury took action against it
in 2005, and by last July its
deposits had dwindled to $205
million. The audit reveals that
Banco Delta handled North
Korean accounts for decades.
For reasons not stipulated
in the audit, Macanese mone-
tary authorities in September
2004 asked Banco Delta to
strengthen its internal con-
trols over North Korea-related
accounts or end the risky busi-
ness of transferring North
Korea's cash deposits and gold
billions. The bank apparently
did not heed that advice.
The audit is hardly a clean
bill of health for Banco Delta,
finding the small enterprise
lacked sufficient information
about the underlying nature of
the business for which North
Korean companies or their
partners in Macau were
depositing large sums of cash.


ONLINE NEWS


PAUL SAKUMA/AP
EXPANSION: Yahoo signed a deal with four new newspaper publishers in a measure to boost advertising revenue and
bolster the search engine's new service.


Yahoo joins forces with more papers


BY SETH SUTEL
Associated Press
Yahoo is greatly expanding
its relationship with the news-
paper industry, announcing
the addition Monday of four
new publishing companies to a
consortium that works with
the Internet company to sell
advertising online.
Yahoo is also broadening
the scope of the venture
beyond its initial phase of sell-
ing help-wanted ads. It will
now integrate Yahoo's search
technology across the sites of
the more than 264 newspapers
now in the group, which cov-
ers 44 states.
Yahoo and the publishers
also agreed to share local news
stories from the newspapers
across Yahoo's large news net-
work and to sell local advertis-
ing online and to use Yahoo's
graphical advertising technol-
ogy on newspaper sites.
The original partnership,
which was announced in


November, was focused on
selling job-search advertising
online and in print, combining
the large sales forces of local
newspapers with the national
reach of Yahoo's HotJobs
online job-search service. Spe-
cific financial terms weren't
disclosed.
OTHER MEMBERS
Since that time, five other
newspaper publishers have
also joined: McClatchy Co.,
the third-largest newspaper
company in the country by cir-
culation; Calkins Media;
Media General Inc.; Morris
Communications; and Pad-
dock Publications.
In late March, McClatchy
announced a separate deal
with Yahoo to allow news sto-
ries and certain online-only
material produced by four of
McClatchy's eight foreign
bureaus to appear on Yahoo.
The companies said they
would share revenues but did


not provide further financial
details.
Yahoo regularly displays
news from a number of outlets
including The Associated
Press, Reuters Group PLC and
Agence-France Presse.
The growing consortium of
newspapers working together
with Yahoo on advertising
widens a division in the indus-
try between those papers and
Gannett and Tribune, the No. 1
and No. 2 publishers by circu-
lation.
Tribune and Gannett have
been working to form a sepa-
rate national network for sell-
ing advertising online.
Gannett and Tribune are
also the largest owners of Car-
eerBuilder, a major print and
online venture that sells help-
wanted classified advertising.
McClatchy owns a minority
stake in CareerBuilder.
Seeking ways to build up
their online advertising reve-
nues is a critical imperative for


newspaper companies as read-
ers and advertisers continue to
migrate to the Internet
Many newspapers have
reported growing revenues
from online advertising, but
print advertising, which is still
the vast majority of their busi-
ness, has been slumping.
FALLING REVENUE
Last month, the Newspaper
Association of America, an
industry group, reported that
overall print advertising at
newspapers fell 1.7 percent in
2006, outweighing a 31.5 per-
cent increase in online adver-
tising. Total revenue edged
down 03 percent.
The initial deal to cooper-
ate on selling recruitment
advertising last fall included
Yahoo and the newspaper
publishers MediaNews Group
, Hearst Corp., Belo Corp., Cox
Newspapers, E.W. Scripps,
Lee Enterprises and Journal
Register.


JAPAN


Assessment of consumer spending raised


TOKYO (AP) Japan
raised its assessment of con-
sumer spending for the first
time in over a year and a half,
saying in its monthly report
released Monday that a long-
awaited pickup in spending is
now in place.
But the government report
also downgraded the outlook
for industrial production for
e the first time in more than two
years, and left its overall eco-
58 nomic assessment unchanged.
7 "The economy is recover-
*3 ing, despite weakness in
"23 industrial production in some
16 sectors," the Cabinet Office
8e6 said in its April report, delet-
Mr ing the phrase "despite some
weakness in consumption"
used in its previous assess-


ment.
The change brings the gov-
ernment's economic assess-
ment closer to the bullish view
of consumption held by the
Bank of Japan.
The BOJ has said for many
months that consumer spend-
ing, which accounts for more
than half of Japan's gross
domestic product, is recover-
ing as the economy emerges
from a state of downward spi-
raling prices known as defla-
tion.
However, the downgrade in
the assessment of factory pro-
duction suggests that the gov-
ernment will likely continue to
pressure the central bank to go
slow in tightening monetary
policy. The central bank raised


its key interest rate a quarter
point to 0.5 percent in Febru-
ary.
Behind the upward revision
of consumer spending the
first since August 2005 was
an improvement in recent
consumption data.
Personal consumption rose
a seasonally adjusted 1.0 per-
cent on month in February,
following a 1.3 percent
increase in January, according
to the Cabinet Office's own
estimates based on consump-
tion-related indicators.
The report said private
consumption was "showing a
pickup," better than the
expression it had used in pre-
vious reports: "private con-
sumption is almost flat."


But the report said that
"industrial production has flat-
tened recently." The Ministry
of Economy, Trade and Indus-
try said Monday that indus-
trial production in February
rose a revised 0.7 percent from
January, compared with a pre-
liminary 0.8 percent increase.
Still, the government
remained upbeat about the
near-term economic outlook
despite concerns over a possi-
ble downturn in the U.S. econ-
omy.
"As for short-term pros-
pects, economic recovery is
expected to continue sup-
ported by domestic private
demand as high corporate
profits feed into the household
sector," the report said.


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Colina and Providence Advisors likely underwriters/placement agents; Family Island rates below cost of production


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The proposed $50 mil-
lion bond issue by the
Water & Sewerage
Corporation, which will go to
market in June-July 2007, is
unlikely to need a government
guarantee to underwrite its suc-
cess, the Corporation's chair-
man told The Tribune yester-
day, as it aims to be "less of a
burden" on the Government.
Don Demeritte said the Cor-
poration was "looking at June-
July to begin publicly pushing
this", and was now working out
issues such as the level of par-
ticipation. These included
whether it wanted to keep the
bond to 49 major institutional
investors or less, to ensure it
was taken up more quickly and
below the limits of a public
issue, and "the best way to
allow the small man on the

SEAFOOD, from 1
the building is on, which is
leased from the Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Corpora-
tion. (BAIC). The BDB provid-
ed funding and technical assis-
tance, not only in terms of set-
ting up the plant itself, but also
in liaising with the Ministry of
Agriculture and assisting Mr
Cartwright in meeting deadlines.
Mr Adderley said Sunshine
Foods was a classic project for
financing by the BDB.
"It contributes to employ-
ment, it pays foreign exchange, it
adds value to the gross domestic
product and it exploits our nat-
ural resources. It is really what
the development bank is sup-
pose to be all about, and so we
are particularly proud," he
added.
Mr Adderley said it was a
model investment they would
like, toduplicate throughout the,
Bahamas.
A- Agriculture Minister Leslie
-Miller told The.Tribune that the
plant was a first-class facility.
"My people were just here on
Friday during their final inspec-
tion. Hopefully before Friday,
we will be able to give him his
official licence enabling him to
export and run this processing
facility. I think it will assist the
growth and development of the
fisheries sector in the Bahamas,"
he added.
Mr Miller said a study con-
ducted by the World Bank indi-
cated that Bahamians impact
less then 2 per cent of the coun-
try's fishing resources.
'There is a lot of growth in the
Bahamas for it; we just need to
stop collectively assist in stop-
ping the poachersand let
Bahamians harvest our fishing
grounds," he said.
Officially opening the plant
on behalf of the Prime Minister,
Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia
Pratt said occasions such as this
sent a message to young people
that there was a facility that can
help them fulfill their dreams.


street to participate as well".
"We have a presentation to
the Board on Wednesday
regarding the way forward," Mr
Demeritte said. "Our financial
should be complete this month,
and on the heels of that we will
begin to intensify discussions
with the guys who will be
underwriting this exercise for
us."
Underwriters
The likely underwriters and
placement agents for the bond
issue, Mr Demeritte said, were
CFAL, the former Colina
Financial Advisors, and Provi-
dence Advisors, the unit that
was bought out from SG Ham-
bros Bank & Trust (Bahamas)
in a management buyout led by
the company's head, Kenwood
Kerr.
"We're going to be going with
Colina and Providence, but Col-


ina may be the lead one on this
one," Mr Demeritte said.
"The bond is definitely the
way to help us" finance the con-
struction of potable water sys-
tems, such as reverse osmosis
plants and distribution net-
works, across the Bahamas,
especially on the Family Islands,
Mr Demeritte said, answering
"probably not" when asked
whether the $50 million bond
issue would need to be guaran-
teed by the Government.
"We're strong enough any
how, but the preliminary indi-
cations are that we should not
have to be guaranteed by the
Government.
"We're trying to be less of a
burden on the Government,"
Mr Demeritte added.
He pointed out that in many
Family Islands, water was sold
to residents there at below the
cost of production for the Cor-
poration. Price were often


around $5-$7 per 1,000 gallons
on the Family Islands, whereas
on New Providence they stood
at $16 per 1,000 gallons.
"As we expand in the Family
Islands, our subsidies will
increase, because the Family
Island rates are already sub-
sidised," Mr Demeritte said,


SPEAKER:
Dr. Theodore Turnquest
Oncologist


"and when you replace bad
water with high quality, potable,
reverse osmosis water, you talk
about increasing the cost of
water every time you turn on
the tap because water is sold at
below cost. There are higher
costs in providing the water."
The Corporation chairman


said it was trying to raise $100
million via bonds in total, with
the issue likely to be split 50/50
between this year and 2008.
He added that it could be
split 50/25/25, but said: "The
intention is that I'm trying to
land that $100 million over the
next 18 months."


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Part-time Instructor in College Prep Geography (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to
teach Geography at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the
level of BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep Mathematics (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able
to teach Mathematics at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the
level of BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep Biology (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to teach
Biology at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have at least an earned Bachelor's
Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the level of
BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep Chemistry (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to
teach Chemistry at the College Preparatory/BGCSt level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the
level of BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep Agriculture (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to
teach Agriculture at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the
level of BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep History/Social Studies (New Providence Campus) Candidates must
be able to teach History/Sqcial Studies at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have
at least an earned Bachelor's Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching
experience at the level of BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep Civics (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to teach
Civics at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have at least an earned Bachelor's
Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the level of
BGCSE in the subject area.
Part-time Instructor in College Prep English Language (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be
able to teach English at the College Preparatory/BGCSE level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's Degree in the subject area, a Teaching Certificate and five years of teaching experience at the
level of BGCSE in the subject area.
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2007. A complete
application packet consists of an application Letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form
a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)
and the names and contact information of three references addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinclana Drive
P. 0. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Part-time Instructor in Accounting for Beginners I II & III (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Accounting at ihe introductory to advanced level. Candidates must
have at least an earned Master's degree or equivalent (e.g. CPA CA) in the subject. A teaching certificate
is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Introduction to Business I & II (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Introduction to Business at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates
must have at least an earned Master's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is
desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Business Etiquette (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Business Etiquette at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates
must have at least an earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is
desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Human Resource Management I. II (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Human Resource Management at the introductory to advanced level.
Candidates must have at least an earned Master's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate
is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Computer Applications I, II (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach computer courses at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates
must have at least an earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is
desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Credit & Collections Procedures and Control I & II (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Credit & Collections Procedures and Control at the introductory to
advanced level. Candidates must have at least an earned Master's degree or equivalent in the subject.
A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Superior Customer Service Workshop (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Superior Customer Service/Course Workshop. Candidates must have
at least an earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate Is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Information Technology I & II (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able
to teach Information Technology I & II at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least
an earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in QuickBooks (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to teach QuickBooks
at the introductory level. Candidates must have at least an earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the
subject. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in PC Upgrade and Repair (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to
teach PC Upgrade and Repair at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least an
earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Effective PowerPoint W/S (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to
teach Microsoft-PowerPoint at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least an
earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Web Page Design Workshop (New Providence Campus) Candidate must be able
to teach Web Page Design at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Interior Decorating I & II (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to
teach Interior Decorating at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least an earned
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Floral Design I II & III (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to teach
Floral Design at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least a minimum of five years
working experience in the area.
Part-time Instructor in Effective Writing Skills (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to teach
Effective Writing at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at least an earned Bachelor's
degree or equivalent in the subject or related area. A teaching certificate is desirable.
Part-time Instructor in Basic of Freehand Cutting I & II (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be
able to teach Basic of Freehand Cutting at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates must have at
least five years working experience in the area.
Part-time Instructor in Drapery Making I & II (New Providence Campus) Candidates must be able to teach
Drapery Making at the introductory level to advanced level. Candidates must have at least a minimum
of five years working experience in the area. -
Part-time Instructor in Bath and Kitchen Accessories (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Bath and Kitchen Accessories at the introductory level to advanced
level. Candidates must have at least a minimum of five years working experience in the area.
Part-time Instructor in Basic Car Maintenance (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach Basic Car Maintenance at the introductory to advanced level. Candidates
must have at least an earned Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the subject.
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2007. A complete
application packet consists of an Application Letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form
a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)
and the names and contact information of three references addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas


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Supervisory Skills
Public Accounting
Project Management
Professional Management
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Writing & Research Skills
The Legal Environment
General Legal Principles
Employment Law
Company Law
Banking & Trust Law
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Management
Insurance Management & Sales
Insurance Law
E-business Practice & Management
Hotel Front Office Management
Accounting For Non-Financial Managers


All candidates must have earned Masters' Degrees from a recognized accredited institution in the
relevant area or its equivalent.
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2007. A complete
application packet consists of an Application Letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form
a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)
and the names and contact information of three references addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
PR O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute
INDUSTRY TRAINING DEPARTMENT

CULINARY COURSES
SUMMER SEMESTER 022007
-1 ( CRIIK Inonr -C11 WE. F*S TIME TI ITONA, R RF-St Sn.. M.. E""L
ADDITIONAL
0APP FF.
Olt W""
1. Bahni., L'uI,, e c COOK 106 May 17 6 ", Th. Il.urs. :00-o.00pni $225.00 S10o 12 per eck CHMI Main 15
Kitchen
2. Gourmet Coking I COOK 823 May 14 6 week Mon. 6:00.9 00p $2S'00 00 $20 per \ek CHMI Main 15
Kitchen
3 Goune.I cookingI COOK 824 May 14 6 weeks Mon. 6"00-9:00pn S225 00 $20 per week CHMI Main 15
Kitchen
4. Cake & Pwty Making I COO)K813 Ma 15 5 weeks TuesThurs 6:00.9:00pm S225.00 $10 -515 per wek CHMI harder 15
____________ ~Kitchen
5. Ckc& PA, al Makng II COOK 814 MayI5 5 weeks Tues/nhurs 6:00-9 00pm $25000 $10 $15 perweek CHIMI PItasy 15
Kitchen
6. Bread M.king COOK 810 May 14 6 weeks Mon. 600-9 00pr S200.00 S5 S10 per eek CIMI Larder 15
_________~ ____________ Kitchen
7. Cake Decorating I COOK 817 Ma. 14 5 weeks Mn/lWed -100-9 00prn $225.00 $10 -S15 per \eek CHMI Lanrder 15
________ __________ ____r____ ____________ Kitchen
8 Cake D0coration II COOK 818 May 14 5 weeks MonOWed 6 00-9 ) 00pm 225 00 510 $15 perneek CHMI Pastry 15

For further information please contact the Industry Training Department of the
Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute at 323-5804, 323-6804 or fax 325-8175.

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
STAFF VACANCY

Library and Media Services

Librarian Technical Services

The position falls in the area of Technical Services. The incumbent should be dynamic,
innovative individual with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community. The
Librarian will demonstrate successful administrative experience in a library, sound understanding
of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting and commitment
to developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment.

The duties of the Librarian will include management of the Unit, leadership in short and long
range planning to enhance and expand library services, development and promotion of library
resources and services, personnel supervision, initiation and management of appropriate
emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant internal and external groups.

The Librarian should possess a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an
accredited institution, and a minimum of two years, post Masters professional library
experience. The incumbent will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
that engender an excellent customer friendly environment. Evening and weekend work on
rotation, library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2007. A
complete application packet consists of an application letter, a College of The Bahamas'
Application Form, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts (original transcripts
required upon employment) and the names and contact information for three references
addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Please visit the College's website at for more information about the institution and
to access the College's Employment Application Form.

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND CULTURES INSTITUTE

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS

COURSE SCHEDULE
SUMMER 2007 Beginning April 16th
CONVERSATIONAL HAITIAN CREOLE I: Mon/Wed: 6 8:00 PM
CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I: Tues/Thurs: 4 6:00 PM
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II: Tues/Thurs: 6 8:00 PM
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I: Mon/Wed: 6:00 8:00 PM
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Mon/Wed: 4 6:00 PM
GERMAN I: TBA
MANDARIN CHINESE 1: TBA

LOCATION: Munnings Building (next to KFC at the COB Roundabout, 2 dFloor, Room 15)

PRICE: $ 250.00 per course

DURATION: 4 hours per week for 7 1/2 weeks, total course hours: 30 hours

TELEPHONE: 302-4584 or 302-4587

Communication: The Key to Global Understanding


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CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND EXTENSION SERVICES

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SEMESTER


SEW 802 01
SEW805 01


BASIC FREEHAND CUTTING II
DRAPERY MAKING I


6.700I m-9:0 pm i Turs iUMay 's wL o $2
6:00pm-9:00pm Tues 8-May_10 w kss $22_5


ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 (242) 328-0093/328-1936/302-4300 ext
5202 or email: persdev@cob.edu.bs

All fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time).
CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course materials.


CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND
EXTENSION SERVICES

Computer Offerings Summer 2007

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I


Course Description:




Pre-requisite:
Begins:

Duration:
Venue:
Tuition:


This course is for the beginner who knows very little about computers ',;i
and does not understand how it works. This course covers the major
computer concepts with extensive hands on practice of various software using:
(1) Microsoft Office Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (iii)
Microsoft Access Database Management.


None
Monday, 7"' May 2007
Saturday, 5'h May 2007
9 weeks
CEES Computer Lab
$450.00


6:00pm 9:30pm Section 01 (CEES)
10:00am 1:30pmSection 02 (CEES)


COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II


Course Description:


Pre-requisite:
Begins:
Time:
Duration:
Venue:
Fees


This course covers the major advanced concepts with extensive hands on practice
of various software using: (I) Microsoft Office Word Processing (ii) Microsoft
Excel Spreadsheet (iii) Microsoft Access Database Management.

Computer Applications I
Thursday, 10 May 2007
6:00pm 9:30pmn
9 weeks
CEES Computer Lab
$550.00


EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft
PowerPoint. It focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.


Pre-requisite:
Begins:
Time:
Duration:
Venue:
Fees:


None
Thursday, 31" May 2007
9:30am 4:30pm
1 day
CEES Computer Lab
$160.00


PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR


Course Description:


Pre-requisite:
Begins:
Time:
Duration:
Venue:
Fees:

QUICKBOOKS
Course Description:



Pre-requisite:
Begins:
Time:
Duration:
Venue:
Fees:


This course is a hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information
environments. The course will cover the following topics: Basic Hardware,
Operating Systems, Troubleshooting and Repairs.

None
Monday 7th May 2007
6:00pm 8:00pm Monday & Wednesday
9 weeks
BHTC Computer Lab
$500.00


This course is designed to train new and existing small business entrepreneurs
(fewer than 20 employees) how to organize and manage their accounting
activities using QuickBooks Pro software. Students will learn how to set-up
their company tiles, chart of accounts, budget, customers, vendors and employees.
None
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
6:00pm 9:00pin
6 weeks
CEES Computer Lab
$330.00


WEBPAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP


Course Description:



Pre-requisite:
processing
Begins:
Time:
Duration:
Venue:
Fees:


This course, which targets persons who would like to create their personal web
pages will covet Web page creation, Web site management, and HTML. Specific
topics will include Formatting, Graphics, Multimedia, Forms and Tables and
hosting of web pages.

Participants must be computer literate and have a basic knowledge of word-

Thursday, 14"' & 15"' June 2007
9:30am 4:30pm
2 days
CEES Computer Lab
$550.00


ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-coordinator at Tel: (242) 302-4300 ext 5201 5202 5205 or email
fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When submitting
application, kindly provide copies of the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right to
change Tuition, F'ee.s, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course


EDUCATING &6 TRAINING


International Conference


Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling the Story
The College of The Bahamas
February 21-23, 2008
Nassau, The Bahamas


Call for Papers

The College of The Bahamas will host the Conference: "Abolition of The Trans-Atlantic
Slave Trade: Telling the Story, February 21-23, 2008 at the Oakes Field Campus, Nassau.

Abstracts of approximately 200 words are invited on the following topics:

* Language and Oppression
* Religion in Slavery: Agent Provocateur or Opiate?
* Slavery and Human Sensibility
* Power and Enslavement
* Kinship across the Diaspora
* Identity: Culture, Race and Gender
* Enslavement and Liberation: Pedagogy
* Liberation: Ideologies, Contexts and Dynamics
* Liberation: Simple Past or Present Continuous?

Please send abstracts as an attached Word file to Jessica Minnis, Chair of the Conference
Committee at abolitionconference@cob.edu.bs no later than Friday, August 31, 2007.

Conference Structure

The conference will feature 20-minute papers from all disciplines, followed by 10-minute
discussions, presented in concurrent and plenary sessions. Panel and poster proposals
will also be considered. Such proposals should be as complete as possible.

Submissions (an electronic copy) should be directed to:
Jessica Minnis
Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
PO Box N4912
Nassau, Bahamas
E-mail: abolitionconf@cob.edu.bs

Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 31, 2007.
Accommodation for Non-Resident Delegates

Information will be forthcoming.

Registration


Three Days:
Day Rate:
Late Registration Fee:
Student Rate:
Student Day Rate:


$450:00
$150:00
$125.00
$150.00
$ 75.00


For information on the availability of student subsidies, please contact:
Vice President Research, Graduate Programmes and International Relations
Tel: (242) 302 4455

Registration is open and online at http://www.cob.edu.bs/abolitionconf.php.

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
Office of Research, Graduate Programmes & International Relations
In conjunction with the Offices of Academic Affairs and Outreach

Summer Research Workshop Series 2007
30th April- 11th May 2007
Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador

An Exceptional Opportunity for Building Research and Writing Skills
Participants Completing Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Summer Research Workshop Series 2007 is designed to build research capacity through the
honing of critical research and writing skills as well as grant writing. In addition, the inclusion
of the module on marine pollutants provides a forum in which College/University faculty can
work in concert with governmental and non-governmental agencies on national issues.
Participants will select two of the following three modules:
Module I--Essentials of Technical Writing-(36 hours = 3.5 CEUs)
Facilitator: Dr. Padma T. Venkatraman, Coordinator of Graduate Diversity, University of
Rhode Island
This modules in scientific writing has three main goals: (1) to show participants how to write a
technical manuscript (including, but not limited to a scientific research paper, a proposal to a
funding agency, or a thesis or dissertation) and to make informed choices about its content,
structure, and style; (2) to show how to use the English language to communicate the desired
message clearly, unambiguously, and efficiently; and (3) to show how to use the language to
communicate the message to the widest possible audience.
Module II-Principles of Grant Writing (36 hours = 3.5 CEUs)
Facilitator: Nancy B. Bell, Ph.D., Research Image (a worldwide research infrastructure service),
Marble Falls, TX
The goal of Principles of Grant Writing is to enhance the faculty-initiated grant application. The
objectives are to: 1). Determine the grant application requirements, review criteria and organization
required by the RFP; 2). Write integrated goals, hypotheses, objects, and outcome measures for
a scholarly project; 3). Match budget requirements and limitations to the project scope; 4). Prepare
a project summary and project plan draft; 5). Evaluate project design for innovation, importance,
feasibility, and significance; 6). Use tools to streamline and organize the application preparation
process; and 7). Evaluate studies involving human and animal subjects for appropriateness.
Participants will work in groups on interactive assignments to explore academic and scholarly
multidisciplinary strengths for possible future collaborations.

Module III-Introduction to Marine Pollution (3.5 hours = 3.5 CEUs)
Facilitator: Dr. Rainer Lohmann, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Oceanography,
University of Rhode Island
This module is an introduction to marine pollution emphasizing geochemical aspects of the
sources, transport, fate and effects of pollutants in the coastal marine environment. The pollutants
include oxygen-demanding waste, petroleum, metals, synthetic organic and radioactive/solid
wastes. Risk assessment and specific case histories will also be used to evaluate the environmental
impact of the pollutants.
EXPLANATION OF CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Contact Hours per Module = 21
Group Contact/Session Collaboration = 5 per Module
Preparation/Individual Work = 10 hours per Module
TOTAL per Module = 36 (3.5 CEUs per Module)
Targeted Audience: The College of The Bahamas faculty, staff and representatives of government and non-
government organizations
Estimated number of participants: 10-15 persons per module
Cost:
$820.00 per internal participant (Includes workshop fees--$300--plus room and board at GRC)
$1,015.00 per external participant (Includes workshop fees--$300--plus and room and board at GRC)
Participants will be racconiiodated at (GRC on a first come first senred basis (all rooms are double occupancy.
Ovedrlow will be r/c( rrid to Ridingt Rock at $145 per night, double occupancy.

For further information and registration, please contact:
Dr Linda I)avis, Vice President. Research, Graduate Programmes & International Relations
Tel: (242) 302 4315
E-mail: ladavis(ticoh.cdu.bs
Mr Shan Higgs. Senior Clerk
Tel: Tel: (242) 302 4455
E-mail: shiggs cob.edu.bs


PfiIQ ~ Itii~


NO. NO. DESCRIPTION TIME DAY START DUR FEE
ACCOUNTING
ACCA900 01 ACCA FOR BEGINNERS I 6:00pm-8:00pm Mon/Wed 7-May 10 wks $250
ACCA901 01 ACCA FOR BEGINNERS II 6:00pm-8:00pm Mon/Wed 7-May 10wks $275
ACCA902 01 ACCA FOR BEGINNERS III 6:00pm-8:00pm Tues/Thurs 8-May 10 wks $300

BUSINESS
CUST900 02 SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SER. W/S 9:30am-4:30pm Thurs 29-Mar 1 day $170
CUST900 01 SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SER. WIS 9:30am-4:30pm Thurs 31May 1 day $170
BUSI900 01 CREDIT AND COLLECTIONS I 6:00-9:00PM Thurs 10 May 8 wks $225
BUSI901 01 CREDIT AND COLLECTIONS II 6:00-9:00PM Tue 8-May 8 wks $250_
COMPUTERS
COMP901 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 6:00pm-9:30pm Mon 7-May 9 wks $450
10:00am-
COMP901 02 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 1:30pm Sat ... -May _9 wks .$450_
COMP902 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II 6:00pm-9 30pm Thurs 10May 9 wks $550
COMP941 01 QUICKBOOKS 6:00pm-9:00pm Tues 8May 6wks ... 330.
COMP953 01 PC UPGRADE & REPAIR 6:00pm-8:00pm Mon/Wed 7-May 9 wks $500
COMP960 01 EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT 9:30am-4:30pm Thurs 31May 1 day $170
COMP930 01 WEB PAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP 930am-4:30pm Thurs 14-Jun 2 days $550

DECORATING
FLOR800 01 FLORAL DESIGN I ___ ___ 6:00pm-9:00pm Thurs 10May 10 wks $225
FLOR801 01 FLORAL DESIGN II 6:00pm-9:00pm Tues 8-May 10 wks $250
FLOR802 01 FLORAL DESIGN III 6:00pm-9:00pm Mon 7-May 10 wks $300
DECO800 01 INTERIOR DECORATING I 6:00pm-9:00pm Wed 9-May .0.wks $225
ENGUSH
ENG 900 01 EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS 6:00pm-9:00pm Tues 8-May 8 wks $225
HEALTH AND
FITNESS ____ __________________ ______________ _____
MASG900 01 MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS I 6:00pm-9:00pm Thurs 10May 10 wks $465
MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS
MASG901 01 II 6:00pm-9:00pm Mon 7-May 10 wks $620
HLTH800 01 GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR I 6:00pm-9:00pm Wed 9-May 10 wks $400
MANAGEMENT
MGMT900 01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT I 6:00pm-9:30pm Thurs 10May 9 wks $250
MGMT901 01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT II ___ 6:00pm-9:30pm Mon 7-May 9 wks $300

SEWING
SEW 800 01 BASIC FREEHAND CUTTING I_ 6:00pm-9:00pm Mon 7-May 10wks $225


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GALA CONCERT AND DINNER
Saturday June 16 2007 7:00 P.M.
COB Band Shett


Roscoe Dames
The Music Business
From The Islands to The World

Bujo Kevin Jones
Drummers Clinic (2 hours)

Nicki Gonzalez
The Tricks & Traps of a Solo Career
(1 hour)

Philttip Martin
Pursuing your dream and a
professional career (1 hour)

Workshop: $30.00
Students: $15.00


FRIDAY JAMZ s
Friday, June 15, 2007 :: 7:00 9:00pm
with
Bahamas Jazz Project
featuring Nicki Gonzalez
GALA CONCERT AND DINNER m
Saturday, June 16, 2007 :: 7:00 p.m.
.with
Bahamas Jazz Project
featuring Tino Richardson
(Caribbean Jazz]

Tenth World
featuring Bujo Kevin Jones
(African Jazz)

Phitlip Martin
featuring Alyson Witiams
(Smooth Jazz with R&B Vocals)


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CONCERT TICKETS

Friday Jamz $50


Gala $175
Gala Concert and Dinner
Gold $80
Gala Concert and Cheese and Fruit


For reservations,
sponsorship opportunities and
further information, please call
Office of Communication at
telephones
302-4304/4353/4354/4366
We're Taking It up Several Notches
in Entertainment and Dining


SRegister early for these rare development
opportunities in pastry making for professionals,
students, entrepreneurs and pastry enthusiasts!

NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE GEORGETOWN, EXUMA
Thursday, May 17 Tuesday. May 22
Plated Desserts Advanced Petit Fours
CHMI Main Kitchen Four Seasons Sugar Kitchen
Professionals Professionals & General Public
Max. 24 Max. 24
Fees: $100.00 (Student) Fees: $100.00 (Student)
$175.00 (BHA) $225.00 (BHA)
$200.00 (General Public) $250.00 (General Public]

;- Friday, May 18 FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
Specialty Cakes Wednesday, May 23.
CHMI Main Kitchen Plated Desserts
Professionals- Best Westin Hotel
"; Max. 24 Students, Professionals & General
Fees: $100.00 (Student) Public
$200.00 (BHA) Max. 24
$225.00 (General) Fees: $100.00 (Student)
$175.00 (BHA)
Monday, May 21 $200.00 (General Public)
Basic Cake Decoration
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CH,,, MI Main Kicnen
General Public
Max. 24
Fees: $100.00 (Student)
$185.00 IBHA)
$210.00 (General Public)

Thursday. May 24
Marzipan
CHMI Main Kitchen
Students
Max. 6U
Fees: $100.00 (Student)
$250.00 (BHA)
$275.00 (General Public)

Friday. May 25
Advanced Petit Fours
CHMI Main Kitchen
Students
Max. 60
Fees: $100.00 (Student)
$225.00 (BHA)
,i $250.001 (General Public)


10% discount wilt( e granted to
persons who register for three or
more sessions.

Session Details
* Materials will be provided
* Participants are to bring small
pastry tools
* Continuing Education Units will
be granted for all sessions.
* CEU's accepted by the American
Culinary Federation


Professional Pastry Workshop Seri

Featuring Certified Master Pastry Chef Bo Friberg of Califo


May 16-25, 2007




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CHEF BO FRIBERG is a certified
Mi P ',)st'y Chef with over 40
years of professional experience
in the industry and has taught
baking and pastry courses to all
levels of students from beginners
to seasoned professionals since
1978. Chef o80 (as his students call
him) currently holds the position
of Department Chair of the Baking
iri ( I,- v im i inr ie at the
Srol ,'.iui)l Culinary Institute in
Campbell, California. He graduated
from the Confectionery Association
School of Sweden and holds a
degree as a Master Confectioner.
He has worked in both small shops
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and Europe, and was Pastry Chef
for Swedish American Lines
Cruise Ships. In addition, he has
demonstrated his pastry artistry
on television shows including
the two highly acclaimed public
television series Cooking Secrets
of the CIA, and Cooking at The
Academy, as well as NBC's Today
Show and the locally produced
Bay Cafe. Chef Bo's celebrated
cookbook The Professional Pastry
Chef, has now been revised to its
Fourth Edition, with the expanded
material divided into a two-volume
set, Fundamentals of Baking
and Pastry and The Advanced
Professional Pastry Chef.


Show Producer Roscoe Dames "Mr Jazz"

American Airlines/American Eagle
Official AirLine of Jazz Under the Stars

Wyndham Nassau Resort
The Official Resort of Jazz Under the Stars

Catering by Alexandra (Alexandra Maillis Lynch)


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Viable projects


absence miners
the #1nwpprin0ruain
jscal3218 ,, day!


Development


* By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL ject to make a de
Tribune Business Reporter will proceed. Afte
then we can say i;
THE Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) to make sure that
extended more than $10 million in credit to place."
borrowers in the past year, with its chairman say- Mr Adderley's
ing that the bank's challenge is more a lack of cial opening of S
viable projects than funds. new fish processing
K Neville Adderley, the BDB chairman, told a BDB loan.
Tribune Business yesterday that on average the During the opei
bank has been lending between $8-10 million Minister Cynthia I
annually to Bahamian entrepreneurs for the Prime Minster, sa
past few years, well below the $25 million it has mandated role.
parliamentary approval to lend per year. "'To give some f
"We have been lending at the rate of' $8-10 commitment, last
million a year for many years, and we would like it facilities to en
to increase that," Mr Adderley said. million. Similarly
"Our limitation is a lack of good projects or prising 2002-200
reasonably viable projects. If a project comes entrepreneurs by
that is reasonably viable, we will fund it, but lion," she said.
we find that many of the projects are not viable." Mrs Pratt said
Mr Adderley said the BDB's funding remains financial entity, w
in high demand. "There is a great demand, opportunities are
because when people come, they come with a However, Mrs P
project, and most times we have to analyse the rate for small busi
project to see whether it is viable to receive ily because there is
financing," he said. go into business b
"We not only have the responsibility of financ- needed to be add
ing the project: we should also look at the pro- empowerment of


WATER, from 1

Providence, a move that the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
believes will end reliance on
barging water over from
Andros.
The Tribune has been told
that a possible fourth reverse
osmosis plant is also under con-
sideration to meet the demand
from the new port, $1.3 billion
Albany project and proposed
South Ocean revitsalisation in
southwestern New Providence.
The other two reverse osmo-


sis plants currently are Blue
Hills and Perpall Tract, the first
one having already been con-
structed. The fate of the latter
has been the subject of much'
speculation, little having been
heard since the winning bidder
was selected, but Mr Demeritte
said that expanding Blue Hills
and not proceeding with Per-
pall Tract "was never consid-
ered" by the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation Board. .
"The Perpall Tract property ...
is,still on the ,,table, T ,, til...
here. because at thi -61 fi'%
day. the Corporation intends to


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHRISTOPHER FINGER OF
BRISTOL PARK DRIVE, APOLLO BEACH, FLORIDA,
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 10th day of April, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PRO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that KINDA BELOTTE OF ENEAS
STREET, 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 17th
day of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Legal. Notice
NOTICE

ACHIEVE ENTERPRISE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 13th day of April 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Bank


determination as to wbeher it
r we've made that asstesgnent,
f it will proceed, and wgcneed
what needs to be in playc is in
comments came at thy offi-
unshine Seafood Company, a
g plant, which was financed by
ning ceremony, Deputy Prime
Pratt, speaking on behalf f the
aid the BDB is performing its
further indication of the 1ank's
year the BDB extendedCcred-
trepreneurs in excess & $10
', in the five-year periodccom-
07, the amount extended to
the bank was some $40 mil-
that showed the BDB3 as a
as committed to ensuring that
made available for Baharg3ians.
Pratt also noted that the Oilure
inesses was very high, pdmar-
s a lack of training and.persons
lindly. This was an area which
ressed, she said, to aid jn the
Bahamians.


use that plant to supply Par-
adise Island and Baha Mar Mr
Demeritte said. "That m not
going away. That is not going
away at all." ,
He declined to comrnmet fur-
ther on the Perpall Tract plant,
but other sources close to the
situation confirmed to The Tri-
bune that the recommended
bidder was a consortium, fea-
turing BK 'Water,
.Veolia/Enerserve and sable
(Bahamas).
,. "That's the only proposal on
the tal1e," a source s i jindi-
cating that the Perpall 'ract
plant was still only awaiting
Cabinet approval before it
moved forward.
BK Water is a group of
Bahamian investors fea daring
RND Holdings chaiCmnan
Jerome Fitzgerald. MarlWFin-
layson and former Burts lIouse
chief financial officer Phillip
Kemp, while Sable (Blahanas)
is headed by Bahamian "engi-
ncer Judson Wilmott. w
BK would own the P&pall
Tract plant, while Veolia Bould
operate it. It is understood that
their bid proposed supplying
the Corporation with an irlerim
two million gallons per datuntil
Perpall Tract was built. (
That model is understood to
be closer the one preferred by
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration, with the reverse osmosis
plants' ownership staying in
Bahamian hands. There is also
understood to have beei.con-
cern that giving the contrkict to
Consolidated Water wbuld
effectively give the compAny a
monopoly over water suppv on
New Providence.
The Tribune has been'told
that rather than the
build/own/operate model used
on the Blue Hills contract, some
close to the Water & Sewerage
Corporation favour a
build/design/contract one.
where ownership of the reverse
osmosis plants would remain in
the Corporation's hands, giving
it substantial assets should pri-
vatisation be considered. ',
The Water & SewerageC'or-
poration is also committed to
ending the barging of water
from Andros, and looking at
New Providence's entire tater
needs, believes this island geeds
28 million gallons of watj per
day. a
It is understood that thoi'or-
poration believes larger rcwerse
osmosis plants, such as hiose
that can produce 10 million gal-
lons per day, are required,lince
cost efficiencies and econodnies
of scale can be realisedvith
higher water production.




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Owing to unsettled weather


The College of The Bahamas
School of Communication and Creative Arts


Under the patronage of the Governor General
of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
His Excellency the Hon. Arthur D Hanna


will now present


A fusion of art and music


Thursday, 19th April, 2007

5.30 p.m.


Portia M Smith Student Services Centre
(Poinciana Drive, Eastern Entrance)
Oakes Field Campus


IIA Institute of Internal Auditors- Bahamas Chapter

Presents a Half Day Seminar


On:


Maintaining Industrial Harmony at Work
& Report Writing

Speakers:

Richard Adderley, Cable Bahamas
Beverley Saunders, Kerzner International
John Pinder, President BPSU
Tiffany Russell, Deloitte & Touche

Date: Thursday April 19th, 2007

Place: SuperClubs Breezes Cable Beach

Time: 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. (Continental Breakfast & Lunch
included)

Cost: $100.00 Members/$110.00 Non-Members


Learn About

Management's, objectives, role and strategy for harmony
Human Resources and training role in fostering harmony
The Role of Unions in maintaining industrial harmony
Effective / result oriented report writing

CPE Hours: 4.5 (BICA Approved)

Contacts: Edgar 0. Moxey Jr. 302-1449; Sandra Butler
322-6525 or Jasmin Strachan 302-8866



Please register early to secure your seat, and to assist us with our
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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007, PAGe 9B


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PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


BICA visits North Andros High



School to talk about careers in




accounting, financial services



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS CLE/qui/00205/2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT t PICTURED here giving the
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece donation (L-R) are: Kendrick
parcel or lot of land situate on No Name Cay Christie, president of BICA;
Terrice Curry, vice-principal
one of the Abaco Cays in the Commonwealth of North Andros High; and
of the Bahamas. 0 Theofanis Cochinamogolus,
BICA student education chair
AND and council member. BICA
STHE A was formed in 1971, and issues
IN THE MATTER of Quieting Titles licences to qualified accoun-
Act 1959 r tants. It provides continuing
education, participates in draft-
AND ing and commenting on vital
lanfinancial services legislation,
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of ..and generally represents the
ArhrH interest of the Accounting pro-
Arthur H. Lowe fession and membership.

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Arthur Havelock
Lowe Jr. is applying to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to
have his title to the following investigated
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act he Bahamas Institute of Char- cers, financial controllers, fraud investi- BICA because they often did not receive
1959 and the nature an d extent thereof tered Accountants (BICA) visit- gators, revenue officers and book keep- the attention provided Nassau schools, yet
199 an te nature an extent tereed North Andros High School to ers. their alumni make significant contribu-
determined and declared in a Certificate of talk about careers in accounting and finan- BICA representatives travelled to tions to financial services and to other
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance cial services, part of an initiative to visit a North Andros High, located in Nicolls sectors.
with the provisions of the said Act. A plan number of Family Island schools. Town, where the student education chair, BICA is planning trips to Abaco and
Among the many opportunities avail- Mr Cochinamogolus, gave a presentation Exuma as part of this continuing
of the said land may be inspected during able in the accounting field are financial to the entire student body. effort, and gave a financial donation to
normal working hours at the following analysts, chartered accountants, bank offi- The Family Islands were chosen by the school's Business Department.
places:

1. "ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of NOTICE NOTICE
land situate on No Name Cay one of the
Abaco Cays in the Commonwealth of the NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELINE DORVIL OF NOTICE is hereby given that MARCELLINE YIMMY OF
Abaco Cays the Commonwealth of the NEWTON CREST #39, P.O.BOX F-44619, FREEPORT, NASSAU STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
Bahamas. GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/ registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any that any person who knows any reason why registration/
Copies of the same may be inspected during person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
normal office hours at the following places: should not be granted, should send a written and signed and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 10TH from the 10th day of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible
a) The Registry of the Supreme Court of Nassau, day of APRIL, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas. Bahamas.

b) The Chambers of Andrew C. Allen Law
Chambers, 204 Lagoon Court, Olde Towne, NOTICE NOTICE
Sandyport, Nassau, The Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that JEANINE LEE OF MONTAGU NOTICE is hereby given that CINDY HILAIRE OF MT.
HEIGHTS, P.O.BOX N-1537, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is PLEASANT VILLAGE, P.O.BOX N-7776, NASSAU,
c) TheAdministrator's Office, Cooper's Town, applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Abaco, The Bahamas Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
Any person who objects to the granting of the registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
said Certificate of Title is required to file in the send a written and signed statement of the facts within granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
Sa eon twenty-eight days from thq 17TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17TH day of APRIL,
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
their attorney a Statement of his, her or its N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas. Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
Claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit served therewith, by failure of anyN T C E LEGAL NOTICE
such person to file and serve a Statement of LEGALNOTICE
his, her or its Claim as aforesaid non compliance NOTICE is hereby given that MARIO MOISE OF MACKEY
with this Notice will operate as a bar to such STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister NOTICE
Claim. responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
Andrew C. Allen Chambers person who knows any reason why registration/naturalization
204e L.Agoon Cou rt should not be granted, should send a written and signed CORP.
204 Lagoon Court statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 10th MARIT COMMERCIAL CORP.
Olde Towne, Sandyport day of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality In Voluntary Liquidation
Nassau, The Bahamas and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act. 2000, MARIT COMMERCIAL CORP. is in
dissolution as of April 13, 2007.

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

LIQUIDATOR




I.EGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) of
ihe International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
Insignia, Inc. is in dissolution. Ms. Joneka A. Wright is the
Liquidator and cma be contacted at Winterbothani Place,
Marlborough & Queen Streets, P.O. Box N3026,
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 dthe 10th day of May, 2007.

Si qda- __
SJquidstto


C, F A. L"
Pricing Information As Of
Monde .10 rl N200 7

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Securnt y Previous Close Todaysa Close C ar.ge Dail. .1 EPY. b, CD.. I, P E Vela
1 85 054 Abaco Markets 1 05 1 08 0 .3 ,. '8..' 0 ::,,,, NM 00 .:0
12.05 10.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.59 0.00 800 1.689 0.400 6.9 3.45%
9.00 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.00 9.00 0.00 1,300 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%
2.40 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.30 2.40 0.10 2,000 0.199 0.060 12.1 2.50%
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.170 0.050 7.6 3.85%
10.41 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.41 10.41 0.00 1,600 0.915 0.240 11.4 2.31%
2.20 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078 0.040 26.9 1.90%
14.26 9.99 Commonwealth Bank 14.25 14.26 0.01 1,100 1.084 0.680 13.2 4.77%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.98 4.94 -0.04 1,403 0.118 0.045 42.3 0.90%
2.88 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.46 2.43 -0.03 2,000 0.295 0.000 8.2 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.94 5.94 0.00 0.522 0.240 11.4 4.04%
12.49 10.99 Finco 12.49 12.49 0.00 700 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%
17.11 10.42 Focol 17.06 17.11 0.05 1,000 1.644 0.510 10.4 2.98%
1.15 0.50 Freeport Concrete 0.50 0.50 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 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 0.00 600 0.588 0.570 15.4 6.30%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.269 0.795 7.9 7.95%
W",.. 'l SOouritles
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ AskS ., La i P.II '.....I. -I Ff. FE- E :.I
14.30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 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%
$11(0 Wliy:mi 5aillSagy r er Securities
4300 2800 ABDAB 410 00130 4,'i 2220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.770 1.320 6.3 9.04%,
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
J .. in I Funds
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD. Lila 1.1.:,..II._ C I *t
1 3358 1 3034 Colira Money .tMaKeat Fund 1 335761"
3.0988 2.7451 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.0988**
2.6492 2.3294 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.649189**
1.2386 1.1643 Colina Bond Fund 1.238600"***
11.3945 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.3945*****
"- a 'w.e 2008. 5'... .*.".i,.. L-aa"a,, 0.2 I 2 0oo0 34 47%,
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1.000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KiY
52wk-HI Highest closing price In lent 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity 6 April 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded ovel-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the priol weak 31 March 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per vshaeo for the lnst 12 4ilhs
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value "* 31 Jnnuary 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bnhamas Stock Index Jan.vry 1. 19941- 100 -31 Mard, 2007
.... i F.oMA 4ry 2007
jI7t~R M910% DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2803








TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007, PAGE 11B


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


COMICS PAGE


APARTMENT 3-G
A PAOwE- CALL /MTERRPTS I7im WHO WAS
O/I/-,7ON,.. THAT, YOUR
C/ E TOO. GHOST?
HELLO. OH, H/I. YES... e'>yE
THAT SOUND LOVELY.
ONE O'CLOCK AT THE,/ *
TEA ROOV) -I'LL // j
JE THERE. ,,i'MM. ]) .


, Dennis -I


"IF YOU GET --TE1, WIT AGE, MR. WILSON,
YOU MUST ALMOeT f9fE'CTr Y NOW."


BLONDIE


MARVIN


NON SEQUITUR


CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS DOWN
9 Making do, I tear out the inside (8) 1 Allowed to alight, declined (7,3)
10 Attack to get money for dope (3) 2 Tolerable- just (4)
11 Nothing but YukI 3 How far your aloofness
Not carrying that!" (6) gol you? (8)
12 Pluck and make off with (6) 4 In the little taste I had, found to be
13 Really old (2,5) bland (7)
14 Go off, giving you a shock (4) 5 When you're old enough to develop
15 Remember to tie the drunken marine motivation? (3,2,6)
in with it (4,2,4) 6 It's owing, but he's not badly
17 Check the support that water got to overdue (2,3,5)
(8) 7 Has to get back again, we gather (6)
18 Having cooked the perch caught, 8 Quickly, being rather intelligent (8)
eats, cut in pieces (7) 10 Thought "A muttonhead and old" (5)
19 Returning to a time zone (4) 16 Book, though it's a
21 It's a way, yes, to conceal formality (7)
disinterest (6) 20 Calls for some means of identifying
24 In being unselfish, is acting the birds (5)
improperly (10,7) 22 "Anyhow, sage,"the man put in, "is an
27 Pop back to catch the returned fish evergreen" (7)
napping (6) 23 After a warning, do they attack as
29 Took off the emblem (4) forecast? (5,6)
30 Pete's damaged the gable end and 25 Show to be a previous job (10)
Jack will repair it (7) 26 Answering questions in the form
33 Not all the rest are off to the about gaining weight? (7,3)
country (8) 28 A potential killer's in prison running a
35 Do the same, showing you, too, have business (8)
a heart, perhaps (6,4) 31 They're just what I had
36 See the light (4) in mind (8)
37 Order in a little more than you need 32 A man helibenl on getting into the
(3,4) plant (7)
38 By golly, it's a boy! (6) 34 This one or that one or the one in
40 Get as far as "total" (4,2) there folded (6)
41 Lengthen the article about home? (3) 35 Establish to have been the
42 The cat wanders in and pug flies at, locater of (5)
misbehaving (6,2) 39 Admits the dresses are topless (4)


YESTERDAY'S CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 1, AM-bll 6, Fin-al 9, S-
ample-r 10, Dr-0-op 11, Silly 12,
Masts 13, Faraday 15, Mum 17, 0-dor
18, Lo-cal-e 19, Chain 20, T-high-s
22, Sign 24, Ye-t 25, DI-Stan-1 2(0,
Sprat 27, S-trip 28, Ja-MM-y 29, Line-
out 30,Wrile 31, Tansy
DOWN: 2, M-yriad 3, Isob-a-r 4, Tap
5,S-PR-ay 6, Fesloon 7, Is 8, Alloul
12, Maths (ma-lhematic-s) 13, For-ty
14, Remit i5, Man-lA 16, Me-ant 10,
U-MI-t 19, Chap-pio 21, Hector 22,
Strata 23, Gnomes 25, Dates 26, Si-
1 -1 28, Jul


YESTERDAY'S EASY SOLUTIlOIS
ACROSS: 1, Manor 6, React t,,
Refuted 10, Broad 11, Signs 12, Slopt
13, Accepts 15, Boa 17, Ward 10,
String 19, Grate 20, Report 22, Corn
24, Eve 25, Baronet 26, Carol 27,
Ocean 28, Apron 29, Replace 30,
Asked 31, Erred
DOWN: 2, Africa 3, Orated 4, Rod 5,
Pulls 6, Respite 7, Edit 8, Canton 12,
Start 13, Aware 14, Cnrpe 15, Bison
16, Agent 10, Steal 19, Groaned 21,
Evicts 22, Copper 23, Remote 25,
Boils 26, Care 28, Ace


West dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH
484
VAK 5
*AK64
+AK72
WEST
*4AKQ 105
VQJ9
+J873
+5
SOUTH
4J92
V84
Q 1095
+QJ96


EAST
4763
V 10 7 632
+2
+10843


The bidding:
West North East South
1 4 Dble Pass 2 +
Pass 4 + Pass 5 +
Opening lead king of spades.

Assume you're in five clubs and
West, after cashing two spades, shifts
to the queen of hearts, which you win
with the king.
Barring a 5-0 trump break, your
only real concern is that one oppo-
nent might have four diamonds to the
jack, in which case you might lose a
diamond trick.
You start by cashing the A-Q of
clubs, noting the 4-1 division, and
then lead the spade jack, ruffing with
dummy's king as East plays the


seven. You then draw East's two
remaining trumps, taking the marked
finesse against the ten.
On the last trump play, you dis-
card a heart from dummy. West, in
the meantime, has parted with two
spades and a heart on the last three
trump leads.
With five tricks to go, your only
worry is the possible diamond loser.
If the suit is divided 3-2, it doesn't
matter how you tackle it, but if the
suit is divided 4-1, you'll have to
handle your diamonds with care.
So, after taking the ace of hearts,
you cash the ace of diamonds, on
which East plays the deuce and West
the eight. West's eight might lead
you to think that he had either the
singleton eight or the doubleton J-8.
But if on that basis you were to
cash the king next, you'd go dow4
one. However, the correct play of a
low diamond to your queen exposes
the actual 4-1 diamond division and
allows you to make the contract.
The decisive clue is that West
can't possibly have a singleton dia-
mond because that would mean he
started with + AKQ105 V QJ10976
* 8 + 5 and with that holding he
surely would have bid two hearts
after you bid two clubs.
Therefore, if the diamonds are
indeed divided 4-1, it is West, not
East, who has four of them.


HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and there must be at least
one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb forms
ending in "s", no words with initial capitals and no
words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted. The
first word of a phrase is permitted (e.g. inkjet in
inkjet printer).
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 17; very good 25; excellent 33 (or more).
Solution Monday.


Yesterday's Solution not received


4 5 6 7
910

1 1314

s e17


1 -i I


- I


i- I !Ii -


is19 20 21 1 22 1
23


2425 26

2728 29 30 31
32
3334 35

3738 39

4041 42


ACROSS
9 Demote (8)
10 Make mistakes (3)
11 Set of clothes (6)
12 Unquestionable
truth (6)
13 Ground (7)
14 Pigs grunt (4)
15 Without fail (10)
17 Unnecessary (8)
18Cyclone (7)
19 o fare 4)
21 Destructive
insect (6)
24 Alsatian (6,8,3)
27 Small cupboard (6)
29 Male voice (4)
30 European
language (7)
33 Blood vessels (8)
35 Cut of beef (10)
36 Employs (4)
37 Say in
passing (7)
38 Votes in (6)
40 Sulky, morose (6)
41 Label (3)
42 Permanent (8)


UUVN '
1 Soon (6,4)
2 Shed tears (4)
3 ConvicI (8)
4 Pagan (7)
5 Type Ol
battleship (11)
6 Adviser (10)
7 Saunter (6)
8 Piano players (8)
10 Premature (5)
16 Disregards (7)
20 Happening (5)
22 Hugs (7)
23 Kill a political
figure (11)
25 Accomplishment (10)
26 Area for
spectators (10)
28 Delphinium (8)
31 Decompression
sickness (3,5)
32 Face cloth (7)
34 By far (6)
35 Sharp tingling
pain (5)
39 Hearing organs (4)


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A


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White to move and win.
Materially Black has the edge.
queen and two pawns against
rook, bishop and three.
Moreover the passed d3 pawn
only two squares from
touchdown would be a serious
problem for White In a nonnal
game. The hidden trick is the
awkward position of Black's
king, combined with tactical
danger to the queen. Master
composer Leonid Kubbes
answer Is a winning six-move
sequence where, unusually for
a composed endgame, every
white move is a check. How
does White force victory?


H Contract Bridge

By Steve af Kna

How to Capture a Knave


8153


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' Tribune

Horoscope


ByLNDAMBACK.


TUESDAY,
APRIL 17

ARIES March 21/Apri 20
Aren't you ready for a vacation
Aries? Think about a trip to thi
coast or a nearby lake. Wpgr cai
have spiritually healing powers
Old friends stop by for.aquicl
hello on Saturday.
TAURUS April 21/My 21
Try to cut back on your Wc(rkloa.
this week, Taurus. Others are get
ting into the habit of expecting yoi
to do all of the work. Besls, yoi
need time for yourself.
GEMINI May 22/Ju e 21
Make. time to help a new romance
blossom this week, _.Gmini
Relationships require more than on
person to really make theNa, world
Try staying in for dinner on Friday.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Almost there, Cancer, you have jus
a little further to go to reach you
goal. Don't let others distract 'you -
you're meant to win this rmee. Tak
time to celebrate with loved ones.
LEO July 23/Augustfl
Beware of neighbors' gossip early i
the week. You have enough-on yot
mind this week. Take advantage c
the Great Outdoors this wee;qnd.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Find less expensive ways b6 ,enjo:
yourself this week, Virgo, ever
though your friends are sihing
you to enjoy the high life.
Remember, they don't have to pay
your bills later. :1
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23.-
Have fun at work this week, Libra.
Things have been far too serious a
the office. Your energy makes yo
an ideal morale officer, and other
will appreciate your efforts.i ,
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have a habit of man'iHatin
people to get what you Nyi;. B
careful others will get wise t
your tricks sooner ori.; atei
Reconnect with family on Thursda.
SAGITARIUS Nov 23/DI 21
You will be irresistible tlhi teel
Sagittarius. Your energy, your sty.
light up any room you dinTer thi
week. Make the most of xyMt~r'nev
found influence.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 21
Don't be so quick to judgethos
around you, Capricorn. Thrruth
often stranger than fiction Opc
your mind and have some;falth.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Don't be afraid to say no to an invi
station this week, Aquarius. Even i
your social calendar isn't packed
you could use a little "down time'
every now and again.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
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Great Romances Nova "First Flower" The origin of America at a Crossroads "Gangs of Iraq," failed efforts to build up Iraqi
* WPBT of the 20th Cen- flowers at a remote mountain region forces; "The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom." (N) A (CC)
tury of China. (N) t (CC) (DVS)
The Insider (N) NCIS "Once a Hero" Suspicious ac- The Unit "Report by Exception" 48 Hours Mystery n (CC)
B WFOR n (CC) tivity surrounds a decorated Marine Jonas must assassinate a Latin
veteran's death. 1 (CC) American official. ( (CC)
Access Holly- Dateline NBC Three families are Law &,Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0 WTVJ wood (N) (CC) devastated by the 1996 murder of a Goren and Eames seek the com- An accident leads detectives to
t little girl in Georgia. (N) /1 (CC) missioner's missing daughter, 1 questionable practices. (CC)
Deco Drive American Idol Martina McBride House A 6-year-old girl collapses at News (CC)
B WSVN mentors the finalists before they day care; tension develops between
perform. (Live) n (CC) Cameron and Chase. (N)
Jeopardyl (N) George Lopez George Lopez Dancing With the Stars "Results (:01) Boston Legal Alan finds him-
* WPLG (CC) Nicotine with- An offensive art Show" (Live) 1 (CC) self pitted against Jerry in a case;
drawal. (N) (CC) display. (N) (CC) Denny's fate is decided. (N)

:00) CSI: Miami CSI: Miami "Dispo Day" Routine Dog the Bounty Hunter "Rusty Driving Force Driving Force
A&E Simple Man" A disposal of drug evidence goes Cuffs" Dog fights extradition. (N) Brittanycrashes. John's igh-
(CC) awry, leaving two officers dead. (CC) (N) school reunion.
Hardtalk BBC News World Business BBC News Kill or Cure BBC News World Business
BB (Latenight). Report (Latenight). (Latenight). Report
BET College Hill (CC) ** SOUL PLANE (2004, Comedy) Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold, Method College Hill (N) Run's House n
BET Man. Passengers and crew party aboard an airliner. (CC) (CC) (CC)
DB 00) NHL Hockey Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 4 -- Ottawa CBC News: The NHL Hockey: Red Wings at Flames
CBC senators at Pittsburgh Penguins. (Live) (CC) National (CC)
1:00) On the Fast Money Deal or No Deal Contestants get a The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch
CNBC Money chance to win money. 1 (CC)
(:00) The Situa- Paula Zahn Now (CC) Larry King Live Katie Couric inter- Anderson Cooper 360 (CC)
CNN tion Room views Larry King. (N) (CC) ___________
Scrubs "My Of- The Daily Show The Colbert Re- Chappelle's South Park Mind of Mencia Mind of Mencia
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liot compete. n art (CC) Kery. (CC) Cartman. (CC) _
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DISN Zack & Cody / Bailon, Kiely Williams. A teenage vocal group attends a music festival in Casey called ture "Where's the
(CC) Spain. / 'NR' (CC) "Klutzilla." (CC) Wizard?"
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DIV 1 (CC) (CC) Building a deck. vations vations Must Know "Welding"
DW Euromaxx Journal: In In Focus (Ger- Journal: Tages- Politik direkt Journal: In Euromaxx
DW Depth man). theme Depth
EC The Daily 10 (N) * THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) Jeff Bridges, John Goodman. An The Girls Next The Girls Next
! L.A. slacker gets caught up in a wacky kidnapping plot. Door Calendar. Door
NFL Live (Live) SportsCenter Special (Live) (CC) The Contender Challenge UK Baseball Tonight (Live)
ESPN (CC) v ys. USA (N)
ATP Tennis: Boxing Willie Gibbs vs. Raymond Joval. From New York. (Taped) Bull Riding Dodge Xtreme Bulls
ESPNI Masters Series Tour. From San Antonio. (Taped)
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FIT TV Blast 0 (CC) Carb Kitchen Carb Kitchen 'Crane" (CC) Balance. (CC) tors look for support.
F C Fox Report- The O'Reilly Factor (Live) (CC) Hannlty & Colmes (Live) (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
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GOLF inside the PGA Best Ever (N) Big Break VII: Reunion Big Break VII: Reunion (N)
GOLF Tour(N)
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11 (CC) pull one last heist. (CC)
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away to church. n (CC) (CC)
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TBN Scenes (CC) Enjoying Every- day (CC)
day Life (CC)
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house. (CC) res. (CC) memorial piece for her father. skull tattoo for closure.
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(CC) (DVS) nal to save a child, /3 crime investigation. (CC) rapist takes a twist. (CC)
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ments "55-34 (N) (Part 3 of 5)
(N00) Duelo de La Fea Mais Bella Lety es una nina Destilando Amor Nuestra Belleza Latina
U N IV Pasiones dulce, romantica e inteligente, pero
apenas atractiva. (N)
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USA der: Criminal In- Arab-American women are brutally son, Robin Wright Penn. A train-crash survivor discovers an extraordinary
tent n (CC) raped and murdered. n talent. (CC)
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WGN Funniest Home People C (CC) People C (CC) People n (CC) People l (CC)
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WPIX Loves Raymond Rory brings Logan home and shows Search for the Next Doll The Tong, Jim Watkins (CC)
A silly fight. A him around town. (N) (CC) women go on a mock media-tour.
Jeopardy! (N) Dr. Phil A (CC) Jeopardyl (CC) News Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier
WSBK (CC) dates a notorious escorts prom
attorney, queen. (CC)

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HBO-E WAR OF THE Susan Blommaert. A re-creation of the doomed flight plays out in real Sack copes with more bad news.
WORLDS (2005) time. n 'R' (CC) (CC)
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H BO-P KINGDOM OF A mercenary pursues two clones on the run in 2019. C 'PG-13' (CC) TRANSPORTER
HEAVEN (2005) 2(2005) 'PG-13'


*** MADAGASCAR (2005, Comedy) Voices of *** WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise,
HBO-W Ben Stiller, Chris Rock. Animated. Zoo animals must Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto. A man and his children try to survive an
learn to survive in the wild. l 'PG' (CC) alien invasion. ,n 'PG-13' (CC)
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HBO-S Weber, Maria Bello. A woman blackmails the married Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini. Two cowboys maintain a secret ro-
salesman she seduced. 'R' (CC) mance over many years. 0 'R' (CC)
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MAX-E FULL METAL Freeman. A blind man teaches an enslaved fighter humanity. ( 'R' (CC) Ford. A bank security expert battles
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comes a murder suspect. l 'PG-13' (CC) vacation turns competitive. n 'PG' (CC) NESS (CC)
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