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Publication Date: 4/26/2007
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Volume: 103 No.128


THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007


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* By PAUL
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
GROWING claims of corrup-
tion and "voter buying" have
been met with virtual silence by
election officials, community lead-
ers and international observers.
Parliamentary Registrar Errol
Bethel yesterday refused to com-
ment much further than to reit-
erate that cell phones are banned
from ballot booths on election
day.
While this aims at preventing
voters using their phones to pho-
tograph their ballots as proof of
how they voted in return for
bribes, the registrar has said noth-
ing about prosecuting those who
offer or accept the alleged pay-
ments.
And calls' for the Christian
Council's president to respond to
the claims were not returned. His
comments were sought, not only
in response to the claims of cor-
ruption, but also about fliers
reportedly issued by PLP cam-
paigners in Grand Bahama equat-
ing a vote for the PLP to a vote
for Jesus Christ.
This form of religious manipu-
lation reportedly offended many


in Grand Bahama and New Prov-
idence, and The Tribune received
angry calls from North Eleuthera,
after the flier was printed in The
Freeport News.
Meanwhile, the international
press and multi-national watch-
dog organizations have been
alerted to the reports of voter
tampering.
Representatives from the Unit-
ed Nations (UN), and the Organ-
isation of American States (OAS)
told The Tribune yesterday how-
ever that unless they are invited
by the government of the
Bahamas, they cannot take part
"in an official capacity" in ensur-
ing that the May 2 general elec-
tions are truly "free and fair".
OAS representative Juliet E
Mallet Philip said: "The OAS
Bahamas Office is not aware of
any invitation extended by the
government of the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas to the
Organisation of American States
(OAS) to monitor the May 2 elec-
tions."
Therefore, she said, they are
not in a position' to comment on
any allegations on voter buying.
As a member state of the OAS,
SEE page 11


0 By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 19-SEATER commuter
plane. part owned by an FNM
candidate, mysteriously "disap-
peared" from Lynden Pindling
International Airport yesterday
-- raising serious questions about
security at the airport, and the
possibility of an "inside job" hav-
ing been perpetrated.
The Western Air aircraft,
coloured red, white and blue, was
discovered missing from its spot
on the tarmac close to the ter-
minal building at 6am yester-
day by eniployees from that com-
pany. according to their legal rep-
resentative. Desmond Bannister.
However, thus far no one at
the airport bar one security
officer who reported having heard
an engine start at around 1.13am
h- as come forward claiming to
be aware of how. when, or in the


hands of whom, the plane left
Nassau.
Regional Manager at Western
Air, Tonelle Dames, said she
finds the idea that no one could
have known the plane had left
the airport, and in particular, that
air traffic control saw nothing,
"inconceivable."
She also added, in a more light-
hearted tone, that all of Western
Air's pilots have been accounted
for.
However, director of air traffic
services, Joseph Albury, said that
Air Traffic Control has no official
record of the plane li.i .i- left'
Lynden Pindling International
Airport,(LPIA).I
"A legal pilot would call us. file
a flight plan, then when he's ready
to fly he would call us, we'll issue
clearance and clear him for take
off. Now a pilot operating illegal-
ly he'll just enter the runway
and take off." said Mr Albury.


It appears that this is the case
in this instance, he claimed,
adding that it is quite possible the
pilot never turned on the .air-
craft's lights.
Mr Albury added that because
of the distance of the air traffic
control tower from the runway,
and the fact that it is a "sealed
environment", it is not unfath-
omable that a flight at this time,
having not alerted the authorities
of its imminent departure, and
flying without illumination, could
go undetected.
Mr Desmond Bannister, whose
law firm is representing Western
Air a wholly Bahamian-
owned company said that the
theft validates many of the con-
cerns raised in recent months, by
persons such as former US
ambassador John Rood, about
security at the airport.
SEE page 11


New Christian Council

president hits out at lack

of accountability in politics
THE new president of the Bahamas Christian Council has hit out at
the lack of accountability in Bahamian politics.
Bishop John Humes said that by the time candidates are nominated,
the question of their integrity should have already been settled.
"There is very little accountability in this country. When candi-
dates are nominated by the political parties, these men and women
should be above board. They shouldn't just put anybody on us. There
should never be a question of anyone's integrity," he said.
Bishop Humes was unanimously elected as the new president of the
SEE page 11


Court hearing in Dannielynn Man accused of holding


woman and child hostage

is arraigned in court


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE man accused of holding
a woman and her child hostage
earlier this week was arraigned
in magistrate's court yesterday
afternoon.
Rulfus Elvis Durham, 38. of
Yamacraw Hill Road was
arraigned before Chief magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court
One Bank Lane. Attorney
Bernard Henfield is represent-
ing Durham and Sergeant
Alexander Bannister appeared
for the prosecution.
Durham was arraigned on
four charges yesterday. He weas


charged with possession of a
firearm intending to put anoth-
er in fear. According to court
dockets. Durham is accused of
having a shotgun in his posses-
sion on Monday, April 23. with
the intention of putting
Lakeisha Mckenzie in fear for
her life.
Durham has also been
charged with kidnapping.
According to court dockets he is
accused of kidnapping Mcken-
zie on Monday, April 23. He
has also been charged with
making death threats against
SEE page 11


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE CUSTODY dispute
over the daughter of the late
Anna Nicole Smith continues
unresolved as a court hearing
on the matter has now been set
for early June.
Virgi Arthur, Smith's
estranged mother and grand-
mother of the infant, and Larry
Birkhead, Danniclynn's father,
as well as Howard K. Stern,
Smith's longtime companion,
appeared in the Supreme Courl
yesterday afternoon for another
hearing in the custody dispute.
Since the court decided sev-
eral weeks ago that Birkhead
was the father of Smith's sev-


en-month-old daughter, a two-
way custody dispute has erupt-
ed between him and Virgi
Arthur. The matter continues
in local Supreme Court.
After an hour-long court
hearing yesterday, Birkhead
stopped briefly to speak to
reporters while Arthur, accom-
panied by her bodyguard, left
for a waiting taxi bus.
Birkhead, while remaining
tight lipped about the court pro-
ceedings, again told the media
ihat he had had a good day in
courl.
"So far so good," he said. "I
guess all I can say really is that it
SEE page 11


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Giving or receiving
of election bribes
could lead to two
years in prison
ANYONE convicted of
giving or rcTciC' ini any form
of gift or bribe in return for
votes could be subject to a
sentence of up to two years
in prison.
Such a person would also
be prohibited from noting or
being elected to parliament
for seven years. Tih Tribune
has learned.
According to the Bahamas
Parliamentary Act, any per-
son who corruptly provides
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* THE walls outside the property of Harald Fuhrmann


* MR Fuhrmann padlocked the entrance to the property


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Police called


to handle row


over disputed


'headquarters'


POLICE were called in yes-
terday after a confrontation
outside a house which, its own-
er claims, is being used illegally
as a PLP campaign headquar-
ters.
German investor Harald
Fuhrmann said his rental home
on Prince Charles Drive is for
residential use only.
Yet, he claimed, PLP candi-
date Ricardo Treco had taken
over the property as an election
base, painting its walls in party
colours.
Police were called after Mr
Fuhrmann arrived to chain up
the front gate of the property. A
row broke out between Mr
Fuhrmann and PLP supporters.
Later, he told The Tribune:
"'Suddenlv. I was surrounded


by 12 police officers who came
in four cars. I told them the
property was not supposed to
be used for office purposes. I
went to town planning, and they
confirmed it is not allowed."
Mr Fuhrmann added: "I did
not make any trouble. I said I
wanted them out, but Mrs Tre-
co said they were not moving
out yet."
The property has been rented
on short lease to Mr Treco, who
has promised to vacate the
property in four weeks.
Last weekend, Mr Fuhrmann
complained that the garden was
used for a PLP campaign cook-
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Mr Treco is contesting the St-
Anne's constituency against the
FNM's Brent Symonette.


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Commissioner
offers thanks
to public and
his officers
COMMISSIONER of Police
Paul Farquharson thanked the
leaders of both major political
parties for calling for calm and
advising supporters to refrain
from violence during the elec-
tion process.
"From the law and order per-
spective we wish to publically
thank the entire Bahamian citi-
zenry for exercising patience and
good will," the commissioner
said in a statement said. "Con-
tinue to enjoy the rallies and let
us keep them in a festive mood.
Remember, the world is watch-
ing."
He also asked his officers, who
will vote today, to proceed to
the polls early, cast their ballot
for the candidate of their choice
and return to work, "because
there is much to do".
Mr Farquharson also thanked
officers for the "great job" they
continue to do.
He told his officers that he is
aware they have been working
overtime and said he is grateful
for their hard work and dedica-
tion.
"As you travel to the Family
Islands to strengthen our polic-
ing teams,be assured of the full
support of the people of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas," he said.

CDU given 12
new SUVs for
Abaco, Andros,
Acklins and GB
THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force yesterday increased the
number of specialisedd" vehicles
in its fleet with the addition of 12
new vehicles, courtesy of the
government.
The 12 SUVs brought the
number of vehicles purchased
'for use by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force to 100 over the past
two years.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security Cyn-
thia Pratt said the purchase of the
new vehicles is in line with the gov-
ernment's continued commitment
to provide the police in particular,
and law enforcement agencies in
general, with the equipment need-
ed to perform their duties.
The vehicles will be distributed
among the Central Detective Unit
(CDU) and police divisions/units
in Grand Bahama, Abaco, South
Andros and Acklins.
The purchase follows the
. recent transfer of 24 vehicles and
six mobile vans that were pur-
chased for use by the RBPF.
Deputy Prime Minister Pratt
said the purchases will provide
police commanders with the flex-
ibility to not only to fight crime,
but better manage the wear and
tear on the vehicles already in
the fleet.

Financial
services 'still
important to
Bahamas'
FINANCIAL services contin-
ue to play an important role in
supporting economic growth and
employment in the Bahamas, a
new survey has revealed.
"This industry not only played
a pivotal role in our economy
but it also makes the contribu-
tion that far exceeds references
to absolute size," the Ministry
of Financial Services said in a
statement yesterday.
In December 2006, the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board commissioned Oxford
Economics and Tourism Eco-
nomics, to conduct an Economic
Impact Assessment on the sector.
The study shows that the
direct contribution of financial
services to the Bahamian econ-
omy is 15 per cent, whereas the
direct economic contribution of
tourism is 21 per cent.
Of the 15 per cent, over one-
third is generated by internation-
al financial services providers.
Additionally, many of the
domestically licensed banks also
provide services to international
clients.
The report also notes that the
financial services sector is
responsible for "oiling the
wheels" of other industrial sec-


tors, encouraging investment and
improving the quality of that
investment, providing a secure
home for savings and access to
capital markets for firms and
households alike, as well as pro-
viding high paying job opportu-
nities for Bahamians.
Oxford Economics will also
conduct a capacity transfer work-
shop for officers in the Depart-
ment of Statistics to ensure that
they would be able to continue
to collect this type of informa-
tion for the future. Ms Carey
said.


Frustrated Sea Hauler victims




confront Glenys Hanna-Martin


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

FRUSTRATED Sea
Hauler victims yesterday
took their grievances to the
doorstep of Transport and
Aviation Minister Glenys
Hanna-Martin when they
confronted her for over an
hour outside her office build-
ing.
Lincoln Bain, spokesman
for the victims, claimed that
some of the persons were
prepared to take further
.action. He said they had to
be calmed down to prevent
the situation from escalating.
However, Mrs Hanna-
Martin said that at no time
did she feel threatened,
adding that although the Sea
Hauler victims were under-
standably upset, the atmos-
phere remained one of
"mutual respect."
She explained that the
group of victims was frus-
trated because she had to
reschedule a meeting she had
made with them for yester-
day morning, to Friday.
Mr Bain, who is officially
speaking for the Sea Hauler
victims, claimed that the men
and women crowded around
the minister's car, with one
of the victims removing his
prosthetic leg and putting it
under one of the vehicle's
tyres.
"He said he wasn't letting
her drive off without talking
to us and addressing our
problems first," Mr Bain
said.
Mrs Hanna-Martin
acknowledged that the man
in question told her that she
was not moving until he got
his money. She said he
placed his prosthetic leg
"behind a back tyre."
"That wasn't stopping me,
I was heading in a different
direction. It was more sym-
bolic for him. I think. My car
was never surrounded. I was
never prevented from leav-
ing the premises. The envi-
ronment was one of mutual
respect and trying to get the
matter resolved," she said.
Mr Bain also claimed that
there was the possibility of
the Sea Hauler victims
becoming violent.
"I tried my best to calm
them down, they were
extremely upset, they were
going to do some stuff, I did-
n't want them to do. These
are people who are going
through some serious per-
sonal drama, mental drama,
they are in a serious situa-
tion. You know a hungry
man is an angry man.
"At this point I don't
know what they are going to
do," he said.
However, Mrs Hanna-
Martin said that although Mr


One protester removes prosthetic leg

and lodges it under minister's car


Bain is undoubtedly better
acquainted with the Sea Hauler
victims than she is, she never
felt that she was in any danger
from the group yesterday morn-
ing.
Ministry permanent secretary
Archie Nairn corroborated this,
saying that he joined the groupL
at one point and together with
Mrs H-lanna-Martin "chatted"
to the men and \\omen and
their lawyer Michael Smith.
"It was all very carefree. It
was a cordial atmosphere," lie
said.
Earlier this week, The Tri-
bune reported that one of the
Sea Hauler victims, Cedric
Hart, had been reduced to
street begging.
Mr Hart explained that he


and his family were about to be
evicted from their home
because of his inability to work
from the severe injuries he suf-
fered in the two-boat collision at
sea in 2003.
When the situation of the Sea
Hauler victims reached a boil-
ing point last December, some of
the group's members handcuffed
themselves to the front gate of
Prime Minister Perry Christie's
residence in protest of what they
considered government's indif-
ference to their plight.
The Sea Hauler victims want-
ed it to be known yesterday that
Lincoln Bain and their lawyer,
Michael Smith, are the only per-
sons who officially speak from
them.
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made political.
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Is the PM telling us the truth?


IT WAS bragging time for Prime Minister
Perry Christie at the PLP's Clifford Park ral-
ly Tuesday night. And why not?
There is nothing wrong with a politician
bragging, especially when he has something to
brag about. However, as Mr Christie himself
says that this election is all about trust, he
must be careful about his facts when he sets
out to brag. To lay claim to what is not true
raises many alarm bells. The question now is:
How far can Bahamians trust the word of
their Prime Minister?
Mr Christie told his supporters that the
PLP is responsible for this country's greatest
period of economic prosperity.
"More tourists are coming now..." he said.
This is not true, say those in the industry.
-Frankly they are worried. The industry is see-
ing a downward trend, but no one can get-the
official figures. And so no one in the industry
knows to what extent the industry has fallen
off.
Usually the Ministry of Tourism releases its
tourists figures early in the year, around the
month of February. The Ministry has always
been proud to do so, because for several years
there has been a steady climb in visitor
arrivals, reaching the 5 million mark in 2005.
However, it is now April, and no sign of
those tourism figures for the year 2006. A few
weeks ago Tourism Minister Obie Wilch-
combe was asked when the figures -would be
released. He weaved and dodged, escaping
with some explanation about haviiing to analyse
the figures so as not to make a mistake. Why,
suddenly the slow-foot drag?
These figures, like the financial of a busi-
ness, are vital for hoteliers and managers in the
industry. If there is slippage, the only way to
know how to correct it, and correct it quickly,
is to be able to analyse the figures to discover
what might be going wrong. Presently, hote-
liers are in the dark. Other than guesstimates,
they really don't know exactly where they are.
It is now being whispered that government is
desperate to keep the lid on the figures until
after the election.
If the downward slide of the figures is as
dramatic as is being suggested, then we can
understand government's desperation to hide
the truth.
The Bahamas welcomed 5 million tourists
in 2005, but certainly not in 2006 and as the fig-
ures continue to drop, short of a miracle,
2007 shows even less promise.
This means that the PLP's advertising cam-
paign about its tourism figures is one grand lie.


It means that the large banners on the East
West Highway and West Bay Street proclaim
another big lie. The banners boasts that the
Bahamas has 5 million tourists "in a year."
Recently we wrote about the evils of the half
truth. These banners are the perfect exam-
ple. They are correct as far as they go, but,
intending to deceive, by not telling the whole
truth, they in fact mislead the public.
It is true that the Bahamas reached the
five million market in a year. That year was
2005 and 2005 only. The figures dropped in
2006. They continue to fall. However, the
intent of the banners is to fool the public into
believing that the tourism industry is holding
at the five million mark. The truth is that it is
slipping.
And for the Prime Minister to get on a
public platform and declare: "More tourists
are coming now..."
Just who is he trying to fool'?
According to industry reports, Nassau and
Paradise Island room nights for the months of
January and February this year are down by
30,000 lower than the same time last year.
At Pindling International Airport. US Cus-
toms and Border Protection started to notice
slippage in mid-2006. It is estimated that there
has been a five to 10 per cent drop in Ameri-
cans returning to the US after vacationing in
Nassau.
And Spring Breakers, who always made
their presence known by their large numbers,
were hardly noticed in the Bahamas this year.
On April 17, The Tribune published a
report by its Business Editor which said:
"A Central 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 concerns that the
Bahamian tourism industry may be losing its
competitiveness and moving into slow, long-
term decline."
But, not according to our eloquent Prime
Minister. He says they are still coming, and
according to PLP advertising and banners
thby number five million!
But, said the Central Bank, for the first 10
months of 2006 total visitor arrivals fell by
4.7 per cent to 3.9 million.
Does this now mean that the electorate
should take what the Prime Minister says with
a grain of salt?
As Works Minister Bradley Roberts would
probably say: It's all a matter of trust, "muh
brudder!"


Challenging





government





expectations


EDITOR, The Tribune
I READ Mr Huel
Williamson's letter, Tribune
April 11th, with great interest.
He is obviously an educated man
and writes an excellent letter,
but I find the subject matter
expresses a slightly pathetic
naively, typical of the Bahamian
psyche.
He unashamedly admits his
political affiliations, which is fine,
but he goes on to say he does
not support his party because of
handouts and personal favours,
but because of the party's phi-
losophy. He does not say what
this philosophy is, but unfortu-
nately it is very easy to spout a
philosophy, what the country
needs is a party to put these high
sounding ethics into practice.
Mr Christie began his term on
the highest of notes, but I chal-
lenge Mr Williamson to say Mr
Christie has lived up to the
expectations, they sound very
hollow to me, as does the party's
general philosophy over thirty
years. Let me ask Mr
Williamson which philosophy he
is so endeared to?
It started off in the seventies
with the "Square Deal", which
soon became a club, excluding
all but the inner circle. In the
eighties it was drug dealing, and
let me assure you "The father
of the nation" was a micro man-
ager- he knew everything that
was going on. During this time
five million dollars went miss-
ing from the treasury, never to
be seen again. Certain ministers


used Bahamasair as their own
personal airline. By 1992 the
country was being run into the
ground with scandals and cor-
ruption enough to fill an issue
of The Tribune. The economy
was so bad the country risked a
currency devaluation.
From 2002 the same pattern
has emerged. The politicians and
unfortunately the people learnt
nothing from the appalling mis-
management of a government
more intent on keeping power
than running a country. Now we
have the most dangerous scan-
dal of all, total disregard for the
separation of powers, with bla-
tant and direct interference of
the judiciary by the executive.
Unfortunately the "grass roots",
and they have an excuse, and
apparently Mr Williamson, who
should know better, just don't
see or don't care, relying on some
abstract ethereal philosophy.
Mr Williamson says he can-
not understand the change in
people's attitudes. When "God is
for the PLP", when those who
don't vote PLP are "traitors"
and victimised don't forget
the crab lady when
favouritism is rampant, when a
well known "bishop" tells people
to get out of his church if they
are not PLP, what does he
expect? I am not saying the
FNM is perfect far from it -


but it is certainly the lesser of
two evils. Mr Ingraham is often
accused of arrogance, and
maybe he is, but his is nothing to
the PLP arrogance. When Mr
Wisdom unknowingly spoke on
the answering service he- and I
paraphrase said we don't
have to give any information to
these people. These people are
you and me, Joe Public, our
elected representatives do have
to give us this information, they
are public servants paid with
public money and they owe us
an answer.
If they are caught out they
bluster with excuses and, lo and
behold, the people sympathise
with them Shane did nothing
wrong romping with Anna
Nicole! We will always be a third
world nation while we tolerate
such behaviour. It is'good that
for some reason the FNM is held
to a higher standard, but unfor-
tunate that the PLP is able to
get away with so much.
Mr Williamson said he
changed his voting pattern once,
that must have been an earth
shattering experience, but I sus-
pect it was more going with the
crowd in 1997, rather than a gen-
uine repudiation of his favoured
party's "philosophy". Nicki Kel-
ly writing in the Punch October
26. 2006 says "More than a quar-
ter of PLP's are tainted with
scandal." We will soon see if the
people care.
NOT LONG NOW
Nassau
April 18 2007


Raynard Rigby's loyalty is displaced


EDITOR, The Tribune
This is an open letter to PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby.

Raynard,
Why do you continue to con-
vey to the world that my
Bahamian brothers are an illit-
erate lot'?
For the love of God, be still
and be quiet.
The PLP in all their rude-
ness and sassiness had the
audacity to run their Ad using
the voice of the late Sir Lynden
Pindling which I might add
was edited and taken out of
context during which time,
you kept your mouth shut!
You saw nothing wrong with
using the voice of a dead man to
influence the voters and how
we as a people would be per-
ceived by our international
peers. Raynard, the year is 2007.
Wake up!
However, you see something


wrong with the FNM's adver-
tisement using the voice of the
Honourable Hubert Ingraham,
a voice that speaks the truth.
For the record, Mr. Ingraham
is alive and well and in his voice
and in his presence, one can
hear and feel honour and
respect. Again, the year is 2007.
Wake up!
We now know you don't
hear too well!
Some questions for you Ray-
nard read slowly:
How many national and
international scandals have
arisen under this "New PLP"
Administration during last five
years'?
Who are the responsible
parties'?
Are the investigations com-
pleted with regards to the scan-
dals?
If yes, when are the Bahami-
an people going to be made
aware of the findings?
The above questionnaire will


be continued.
Raynard, you know and we
know exactly who are being
referred to in the FNM's adver-
tisement! "A word to the wise
(can't take the quote out of the
context so I have to use the
word wise) is sufficient". My
grandma would ask: "Wat's
wrong wit va?"
Some advice for you and
your Desperate Political Asso-
ciates "....Loyalty to one's
country is more important than
loyalty to one's friends....".
Interesting reading, find the
book.
I really do find your press
releases comedic and self-
embarrassing.
Here's what you MUST do
- sit back, relax, "....take a
breath..." then "....be still and
be quiet...."

MARIA D. SMITH
Nassau,
April 23. 2007


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT Rodney Mon-
cur, leader of the Workers' Par-
ty, conducted an election sur-
vey in downtown Freeport yes-
terday to gauge the political
mood on Grand Bahama head-
ing into the May 2 general elec-
tion.
A display board with election
posters bearing the images of
FNM Leader Hubert Ingraham
and PLP leader Prime Minister
Perry Christie was erected near
the Winn Dixie Foodstore.
Mr Moncur and Brian Smith,
secretary general of the Work-
ers' Party and chairman of the
party's national polling com-
mission, were handing out bal-
lots for the straw poll from
10.30am to 5pm.
When The Tribune arrived in
the area after liam, several
curious motorists and passers-by
had stopped to participate in
the exercise.
At about 4.45pm, the men
had reported polling between
300 and 400 persons through-
out the day.
"Participation has been very
good and is progressing won-
derfully. We have had many
persons stopping to take part
because they were telling other
people about it and so there has
been a good level of activity
down here," he said.
On the ballot, participants are
asked to indicate who they will
vote for Perry Christie.
Hubert Ingraham, or none of
the above. They are also asked
to indicate whether they are
registered to vote.
Mr Moncur explained that
the ballots are colour-coded to
distinguish between male and
female voters.
John Young, who participat-
ed in the ballot, said he felt it
was a good idea to see w\hler
residents of Grand Bahama
stand. "We all have a voice and


I want my voice to be heard,"
he said.
Initially, Mr Moncur and Mr
Smith were confronted by
police officers who told them
that they had received a com-
plaint that they were partici-
pating in an illegal procession
and demonstration.
"We explained to them that
there was no demonstration
taking place here, and that, in
fact, we were conducting a stir-
vey to determine the political
direction that G13 was heading
into election.
"They consulted with a senior
officer at the local police head-
quarters who allowed us to con-
tinue with the survey," he said.
Mr Moncur said that there
has also been participation from
persons wearing FNM and PLP
t-shirts. At the end of the day
they will calculate and release
results of the poll.
Asked why his party wanted
to conduct such a survey, he
said: "It is always good to gauge
the political mood of a nation.
We think that a part of our
evolving democracy is to gauge
public reaction and to get a feel-
ing of people's political deci-
sion, and whatever their politi-
cal views might be as part of the
enhancement of democracy.
"We feel it always important
to go to the grass root level and


* GRAND Bahama resident
John Young participates in
Worker's Party election sur-
vey. Rodney Moncur, leader
of the Worker's Party looks
on.
(Photo: Denise Maycock)



to get political feedback from
the ordinary or common man
from the street."
Mr Moncur said that their
position is always to maintain
integrity of the survey and to
display impartiality.


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Giving or receiving of election bribes could lead to two years in prison


FROM page one
"money or valuable considera-
tion" or "meat, drink, enter-
tainment or provision to or for
any person" in order to be elect-
ed, has committed an offence.
"Every person who has or
claims to have a right to vote
at an election, who corruptly


accepts or takes any such meat,
drink, entertainment or provi-
sion shall '-3 be guilty of an
offence against this Act," it
adds.
It is also illegal to "agree or
contract for any money, gift,
loan, or valuable consideration,
office, place, or employment,"
in exchange for votes.


Members of the public have
also broken the law if they
"solicit from a candidate or
from any other person purport-
ing to be acting on behalf of a
candidate any money, gift, loan
or valuable consideration,
office, place or employment, for
himself or for any other person
in consideration of his voting


or agreeing to vote or of his
refraining or agreeing to refrain
from voting at an election."
The Act also says that any-
one who uses or threatens to
use "force, violence or restraint,
or inflict or threaten the inflic-
tion by himself or by or through
any other person, or any injury,
damage, harm or loss, or in any


other manner practice intimi-
dation upon or against any per-
son in order to induce or com-
pel such person to vote or
refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having
voted or refrained from voting,
at any election, or who shall by
abduction, duress, or any fraud-
ulent device or contrivance,


impede, prevent or otherwise
interfere with the free exercise
of the right to vote of any per-
son or shall thereby compel,
induce or prevail upon any per-
son, either to give or to refrain
from giving his vote at any elec-
tion, shall be deemed to be
guilty of offence against this
Act."


I EetrPt" L1*oth .11*1 'EeioA


THE following is Part Nine
of the Parliamentary Election
Act, under the heading: Various
Offence

94. Any person who -

(a) makes any false state-
ment, for the purpose of being
registered as a voter, or in
answer to any lawful enquiry
by a revising officer, returning
officer or presiding officer, or
for the purpose of making any
objection to the registration of
any other person as voter, or in
any oath or declaration taken
or made by him by virtue of any
of the requirements of this Act,
knowing such statement to be
false:

(b) makes an application as
some other person (whether liv-
ing, dead or fictitious) for the
registration of that person as a
voter:

(c) procures the registration
of himself or of some other per-
son (whether living, dead or fic-
titious) as a voter in any con-
stituency, knowing that he or
such other person is not enti-
tled to be registered in that con-
stituency;

(d) procures the removal
from the register for any con-
stituency of the name of any
person by making a false state-
ment which he knows to be
false, and knowing that such
person is entitled to have his
name on the register for that
constituency; or

(e) fails without lawful excuse
to comply with any order or
request lawfully given or made
to him by any revising officer
in accordance with any of the


provisions of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act, and any per-
son who aids, abets, counsels or
procures the commission of any
such offence shall also be guilty
of an offence against this Act.

95. (1) Any pers. n who-

(a) votes at an election in any
polling division in any con-
stituency knowing that he is not
entitled or has ceased to be enti-
tled to vote in that division

(b) votes at an election more
than once;

(c) votes at an election as
some other person (whether
that other person is living or
dead or is a fictitious person); or

(d) at an election allows him-
self to be nominated as a candi-
date, knowing that he is not
duly qualified therefore in accor-
dance with the provisions of this
Act.

shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(2) For the purposes of this
section a person who has
applied for a ballot paper for
the purpose of voting in person
shall be deemed to have voted.

(3) A person shall also be
guilty of an offence against this
Act if he knowingly aids, abets,
councils or procures some other
person to do an act which is, or
but for that other person's want
of knowledge would be, an
offence on the part of that oth-
er person under the foregoing
provisions of this section.


96. The following persons
shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act -

(a) every person who shall,
directly or indirectly, by him-
self or by any other person on
his behalf, give, lend, or agree to
give or lend, or shall offer,
promise or promise to procure,
or to endeavor to procure, any
money or valuable considera-
tion to or for any voter, or to or
for any person on behalf of any
voter, or to or for any person
in order to induce any voter to
vote or refrain from voting, or
shall do any such act as afore-"
said on account of any such vot-
er having voted or refrained
from voting at any election;

(b) every person who shall
directly or indirectly by himself
or any other person on his
behalf give or procure, or agree
to give or procure, or offer,
endeavor promise to procure,
or to endeavor to procure, any
office, place or employment to
or for any voter, or to or for
any person on behalf of any vot-
er, or to or for any other person
in order to induce such voter to
vote, or refrain from voting or
shall do any such act as afore-
said on account of such voter
having voted or refrained from
voting at any election:

(c) every person who shall
directly or indirectly by himself
or by any other person on his
behalf make any such gift, loan,
offer, promise, procurement, or
agreement as aforesaid, to or
for any person in order to
induce such person to procure
or endeavor to procure the
return of any person to serve in
the House of Assembly, or the
vote of any voter at any elec-


X-TRAI L SHIFT. the utur,
N',,, ,,


tion of a Member of Parliament
therefore.

(d) every person who shall,
upon or in consequence of any
such gift, loan, offer, promise,
procurement or agreement, pro-
cure, or engage, or promise or
endeavor to procure the return
of any person to serve in the
House of Assembly or the vote
of any voter at any election of a
Member of Parliament there-
for;

(e) every person who shall
endeavor or pay, or cause to be
advanced or paid, any money
to or to the use of any other
person with the intent that such
money, or any part thereof,
shall be expended in bribery at
any election, or who shall know-
ingly pay or cause to be paid
any money to any person in dis-
charge or repayment of any
money wholly or endeavor
expend in bribery at any elec-
tion;

(f) every voter who shall
before or during any election
directly or indirectly by himself,
or by any other person on his
behalf, receive, agree or con-
tract for any money, gift, loan,
or valuable consideration,
office, place, or employment,
for himself or for any other per-
son, for voting or agreeing to
vote, or for refraining or agree-
ing to refrain from voting at any
election:

(g) every person who shall,
after any election, directly or
indirectly, by himself or by any
other person on his behalf
receive any money or valuable
consideration on account of any
person having voted or
refrained from voting, or having
induced any other person to
vote or refrain from voting, at
any election;

(h) every voter who shall
solicit from a candidate or from
any other person purporting to
be acting on behalf of a candi-
date any money, gift, loan or
valuable consideration, office,
place or employment, for him-
self or for any other person in
consideration of his voting or
agreeing to vote or of his
refraining or agreeing to refrain
from voting at an election.



97. (1) Every person who
shall corruptly by himself, or by
or with any person or by any
other way or means on his
behalf at any time, either from
the date of the issue of the writ
of election under Part V, during
or after any election directly or
indirectly, give or provide, or
cause to be given or provided,
or shall be accessory to the giv-
ing or providing, or shall pay,
wholly or in part, any expenses
incurred for any meat, drink,
entertainment or provision to
or for any person, in order to
be elected, or for being elect-
ed, or for the purpose of cor-
ruptly influencing such person,
or any other person to give or
refrain from giving his vote at
such election, or on account of
such person having-voted or
refrained from voting at such
election, shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act.

(2) Every person who has or
claims to have a right to vote
at an election, who corruptly
accepts or takes any such meat,
drink, entertainment or provi-
sion shall also be guilty of an
offence against this Act.

98.(1) Every person who --

(a) upon any public road or in
any public place within one
hundred yards of any building
in which a polling station is sit-
uated, seeks to influence any
elector to vole for any candi-
date or to ascertain for what
candidate any elector intends
to vole or has voted;

shall directly or indirectly by
himself or by any other person
on his behalf, make use of, or
threaten to make use of any
force, violence or restraint, or
inflict or threaten the infliction
by himself or by or through any
other person, or any injury,
damage, harm or loss, or in any
other manner practice intimi-


dation upon or against any per-
son in order to induce or com-
pel such person to vote or
refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having
voted or refrained from voting,
at any election, or who shall by
abduction, duress, or any fraud-
ulent device or contrivance,
impede, prevent or otherwise
interfere with the free exercise
of the right to vote of any per-
son or shall thereby compel,
induce or prevail upon any per-
son, either to give or to refrain
from giving his vote at any elec-
tion,

shall be deemed to be guilty
of offence against this Act.

(2) Any person who with
intent to influence persons to
support or not support the elec-
tion of members of a political
party or to give or refrain from
giving their votes at an election,
uses or aids, abets, counsels or
procures the use of, any televi-
sion or other wireless transmit-
ting station outside The
Bahamas for the transmission
of any matter having reference
to an election otherwise than in
pursuance of arrangements
made with the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas
for it to be received and re-
transmitted by that Corpora-
tion shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(3) The court before whom a
person is convicted of an
offence under subsection (2)
may, if they think it just in the
special circumstances of the
case, mitigate or entirely remit
any incapacity imposed by
virtue of section 104 (2).

(4) Where any act or omis-
sion of an association or body of
persons, corporate or unincor-
porated, constitutes an offence
under sub-section (2), any per-
son who at the time of the act or
omission was a director, gener-
al manager, secretary or other
similar officer of the association
or body, or was purporting to
act in any such capacity, shall
be deemed to be guilty of the
offence unless he proves-

(a) that the act or omission
took place without his consent
or connivance: and

(b) that he exercised all such
diligence to prevent the com-
mission of the offence as he
ought to have exercised having
regard to the nature of his func-
tions in that capacity and to all
the unincorporated.



100.(1) Any person who at
any election behaves in a vio-
lent, offensive, disorderly or
insulting manner shall be guilty
of an offence against this Act.

(2) Any person who at any
time on the day of an election
tampers, defaces or interferes
with a polling booth or obstructs
the entrance to any polling
place, or, obstructs or interferes
with any voter or loiters or does
any electioneering within one
hundred yards or hearing dis-
tance of a polling place, shall
be guilty of an offence against
this Act.

(3) A person shall not-

(a) print or publish, or cause
to be printed or published, any
bill, placard, or poster having
reference to an election or any.
printed document distributed
for the purpose of promoting
or procuring the election of a
candidate; or

(b) post or cause to be posted
any such bill, placard or poster
as aforesaid: or

(c) distribute or cause to be
distributed any printed docu-
ment for the said purpose,
unless theI bill, placard, poster or
document bears upon thle "iace
thereof the name ,nld address
of the printer and publisher.

(4) Any person who at a law-
ful public meeting to which this
subsection applies acts, or
incites others to act, in a disor-
derly manner or uses or aids or
abets the use by any other per-
son of a loud speaker or any


other instrument for the pur-
pose of preventing the transac-
tion of the business for which
the meeting was called together
is guilty of an offence against
this Act.



(6) Where any police officer
reasonably suspects any person
of committing an offence under
this section, he may if requested
so to do by the chairman of the
meeting require that person to
declare to him immediately his
name and address and, if that
person on being requested to
do so by the police officer refus-
es to give his name and address
he may be arrested by the
police constable.

(7) Any person who contra-
venes the provision of subsec-
tion (3) or who refuses to give
his name and address when'
requested under subsection (6)
or gives a false name or address
he shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(8) Any person who, or any
director of any body corporate
which, before or during an elec-
tion, for the purpose of effecting
the return of any candidate at
the election, makes or publish-
es any false statement of fact in
relation to the personal charac-
ter or conduct of the candidate
is guilty of an offence against
this Act, unless he can show
that he had reasonable grounds
for believing, and did believe,
the statement to be true.

(9) A person making or pub-
lishing any false statements of
fact: as aforesaid may be
restrained by interim or perpet-
ual injunction by the Supreme
Court from any repetition of
that false statement or of a false
statement of a similar character
in relation to the candidate and,
for the purpose of granting an
interim injunction, prima facie
proof of the falsity of the state-
ment shall be sufficient.



104. (1) Every person charged
with an offence which is a cor-
rupt practice under the provi-
sions of this Act shall be tried
on information before the
Supreme Court and shall be
liable on conviction of any such
offence to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding two years
or to a fine not exceeding two
thousand dollars or to both such
imprisonment and such fine and
shall become incapable for a
period of seven years from the
date of his conviction of being
registered as a voter or of voting
at an election under this Act or
of being elected a Member of
Parliament, and if at that date
he has been elected a Member
of Parliament his seat shall be
vacated from the date of such
conviction.

(2) Every person charged
with an offence which is an ille-
gal practice under the provi-
sions of this Act shall be tried
summarily before a magistrate
and shall be liable on convic-
tion of any such offence to a
fine not exceeding one thou-
sand dollars or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding three
months or to both such fine and
imprisonment and shall become
incapable for a period of three
years from the date of his con-
viction of being registered as a
voter or voting at an election
tnder this Act or of being elect-
ed a member of parliament, and
if at that date he has been elect-
ed a member of parliament his
seat shall be vacated from the
date of such conviction.

(3) Any appeal under the
provisions of the Criminal Pro-
cedure Code Act against a con-
viction in a Family Island under
thle provisions of subsection (2)
shall lie to the Supreme Court.

(4) No person shall be prose-
cuted for an offence against this
Act unless such prosecution
shall be commenced within six
months next after the offence
was committed.

(5) A prosecution for a cor-
rupt practice shall not be insti-
tuted without the consent of the
Attorney-General.









THETRBUN TURDAY ARIL26A207,PAE


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
The PLP administration has
"performed an economic mira-
cle" over the past five years in
office, according to Parliamen-
tary Secretary in the Ministry of
Finance Michael Halkitis.
The government has, and will
continue to demonstrate a com-
mitment to empowering Bahami-
ans, said the MP for the Adelaide
constituency and PLP candidate
for Golden Isles. He was address-
ing those in attendance at Tues-
day night's mass rally at Clifford
Park.
Mr Halkitis said that upon
coming to power in 2002, the PLP
inherited an economy which had
begun to stagnate.
Pressure
"Unemployment was high, the
economy was shrinking, govern-
ment revenues were under pres-
sure and sinking, deficits were
widening," he said.
However, instead of "crying
and complaining" the PLP admin-
istration "got down to the busi-
ness of ensuring that the economy
was stabilised and put in a posi-
tion to grow."
No additional taxes were put
in place, and tax breaks and
incentives were made available.
These included abolishing
stamp tax for first time home-
owners of houses valued at
$250,000 or less, and providing
duty exemptions on new taxis, jit-
neys antl tour buses.
The government also set about
its agenda of empowering
Bahamians, said Mr Halkitis.
The venture capital fund was
established in 2005 to assist
small businesses with expansion
funding, or entrepreneurs seeking
start-up capital.
Meanwhile, the Domestic


business incubator programme"
to provide support services for
businesses, and a school of entre-
peneurship at the University of
the Bahamas.
A required course. "The basic
principles of owning and operat-
ing a business", will be introduced
to the high school curriculum.
Mr Halkitis said that the party
has demonstrated its commitment
to empowering Bahamians and
will continue to build'on this
foundation.
"So I saV to vou, to secure Vour
future, to secure the future of
your children and your children's
children, vote for the party that
was conceived and born out of
the yearning and desire to uplift
every Bahamian that is down-
trodden and excluded," Mr Halki-
tis said.


MP claims PLP


has 'performed an




economic miracles


Investment Board was created to
"streamline the process
of getting approvals," he noted.
Mr Halkitis said that the PLP
will "continue its programme of
wealth creation and economic
empowerment" if re-elected.
"Our vision is to create a busi-
ness environment that will
encourage and facilitate the start
of new businesses in order to cre-
ate new entrepreneurs, to encour-
age competition and thereby
improve the quality of goods and
services offered to the Bahami-
an consumer."
In this way, the foundation of
the economy will be strength-
ened, Mr Halkitis said.
He mentioned six new initia-
tives that will be introduced in
the PLP's next term. including
the establishment of a "small


Independent

challenging

PM distributes

lettuce seeds

AN INDEPENDENT can-
didate who is challenging
Prime Minister Perry
Christie head-on in the gen-
eral election is distributing
packets of lettuce seeds,
inviting voters to "plant
these, and see what hap-
pens."
Troy Rahming has issued a
100-day challenge to voters
in Farm Road-Centreville,
saying it's time for fresh,
non-partisan voices in the
House of Assembly and the
kind of representation that
takes .care of people's inter-
ests.
Like independent Clever
Duncombe in Golden Gates,
Mr Rahming believes the
time has come for real inde-
pendent representation in
parliament.
In his election pamphlet,
Mr Rahming has pledged
active involvement in con-
stituency affairs, claiming the
area has been neglected for
many years.
He cites poorly maintained
parks, broken road signs and
abandoned homesteads as
eyesores that need to be
tackled.
Mr Rahming also promises
to promote sports among the
area's youth, work closely
with local churches, work for
the creation of two more
parks and push for speed
bumps to reduce traffic
speed. He also wants proper-
ly maintained street lights,
new road signs, and a service
club in every school.
If elected, Mr Rahming
said he would call for, among
others, a Freedom of Infor-
mation bill, an inner city
land bill, a Mayor of Bay
Street bill, and election of
senators.
He also wants a better bus
system and traffic control,
better courts and legal repre-
sentation, improved immi-
gration controls and more
help for small businessmen.


PLP rally cancelled

LAST night's PLP rally at the Golden Gate's shopping centre was
cancelled at short notice yesterday afternoon.
Senator Philip Galanis, PLP campaign manager, said: "The Pro-
gressive Liberal Party...as a matter of respect for a local church that
had previously planned to conduct services in the Golden Gates
shopping centre this evening...have cancelled plans for our rally at
that site."
The mass rally in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, went ahead,
however, and the party encouraged people to attend their next mass
rally in New Providence, which will take place at Clifford Park on
Friday, at 7.30pm.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our
loyal supporters," said Mr Galanis.
Some commentators expressed surprise at the party's decision to
cancel the New Providence rally in light of the fact that all police,
defence force officers, and parliamentary staff, will go to the polls
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The Baha'is of The Bahamas will be holding their 30th National
Convention in New Providence April 28-29. In conjunction with
this, the Spiritual Assembly of New Providence invites the
public to attend an evening of celebration, praise, song and dance
on Saturday April 28, 8.p.m. at Workers House Ballroom. The event
is free.
The Baha'is Faith, established in over 210 countries, was founded
164 years ago in Persia in 1844. It promotes the principles of the
unity and the oneness of mankind, while recognizing humanity's
diversity of thought and cultural expression. The Faith views
humanity as one-family, created by an All-Loving Creator, and
that all divine Messengers and Prophets of God are part of the
same spiritual process of the upliftment and salvation of all on
earth. Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith said,
"Let your vision be would embracing." The principles of universal
education and the establishment of world peace, the equality of men
and women and the harmony of science and religion are some of
basic tenets of The Baha'i Faith.
The Baha'i International Community has had a consultative
status at the United Nations since 1948 and has actively
participated in several international UN summits.
For more information on the Convention or Baha'i faith please
e-mail isabaha@yahoo.com or call 362-1408/424-0098 or visit the
websites www.bahai.org or www.ca.bahai.org.



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gramme to plant Lignum vitae,
the national tree of the
Bahamas, in several schools
across New Providence.
The tree planting initiative
is part of this year's observance
of Earth Day, which began
with the publication of a sup-
plement in The Tribune on Fri-
day, April 20.
"BEEP is pleased to partner
with The Tribune in this impor-
tant exercise," said Beverly
Taylor, assistant director of
education at the Ministry of
Education, Science and Tech-
nology. "The success of BEEP
has been enhanced by an
extensive network of local,
regional and international part-
ners that have provided tech-
nical and/or financial resources
for the activities that fall under
the programme's various com-
ponents.
"These partnerships contin-
ue to provide support and
guidance toward the growth
and development of BEEP.
Through their commitment, a
sustainable future in a healthy
Bahamas will become a reality
for all citizens of this nation.
The Tribune joins this distin-
guished list of partners," she
said.

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monly known as the Tree of
Life. "We chose the national
tree of the Bahamas for this
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Johnson, teacher; Janice Moss, vice-principal; Portia Sweeting, education officer; Beryl Gray,
principal, for the tree planting ceremony

in their midst, while also speak- '
ing to how important trees are
in performing the important
job of increasing the levels of
oxygen in the air and filtering
out some of the pollutants we .
produce," said Sean Moore,
marketing manager of The Tri- -- '
bune. "We also want to play a
part in making children more r"el's .tBa .
aware of trees on the Protected ,. .
Tree list in the Bahamas." .
"We have a Yellow Elder "
plant on our campus, but not a '
Lignum vitae tree," said Mrs .. ",--
Beryl Grey of Oakes Field Pri-
mary. "I was happy to allow "' '
our school to be the first to '
participate in this initiative. .
The teachers and children of "
my school join me in com-
mending the Ministry of Edu-
cation and The Tribune for
their efforts to bring awareness
to the important role trees play
in the life of the community."
The Lyford Cay Club and
Bahamas Waste donated the
trees.



BERYL Gray, principal, .
and Marvin Sands, teacher at
Oakes Field Primary School,
admire the Lignum Vitae tree
prior to planting.


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Some people are building legacy of hate


IMAGINE spending a life
time in politics and being
remembered more for Vyour haired
of another than for vyour contri-
bution to that field. This is true of
some of our politicians todav.
When we think about them, we
will not recall any outstanding
laws championed by them.
Rather, we will recall how they
vilified and demonised someone
who they thought robbed them
of something they felt was theirs.
We will not identify them with
any policies that made life better
for Bahamians. Rather, we will
remember how arrogantly they
suggested that thousands of peo-
ple could not choose to like, love
or follow that person they could
not displace or replace as leader.
Though they would have spent
decades on the political frontline,
it will seem that their contribu-
tions in those years were
mediocre compared to the out-
standing job they did trying to
put down that political competitor
they could not defeat.
The contribution of these
politicians cannot be denied. Yet,
it may be near impossible to recall
those contributions given the
much more memorable job they
do hating on certain political per-
sonalities. That is sad.
Hatred is a poor character trait
in anyone. It is especially poor in
those who say they are leaders.
Hatred is responsible for many
of our greatest inhumanities to
each other. Murder, rape and
racism all result from hatred. It
seems rather odd that people who
say they fight against these
wrongs turn around and practise
the very thing that breeds them.
THE ROOT OF HATRED

T he root of all hatred is
an inflated ego. That is,
people who are overly concerned
about their own interests and
needs are vulnerable to hatred.
They simply disregard the views,
interests and gains of others to
pursue their own.
Even people who pretend that
what they are doing is a matter of
community or national interest
are only self-deceived if they are
motivated by hatred. Ego is a me-
ism that makes personal desires
the driving force behind what one
does.
Ego makes a man blame others
for his lack of success. Take the


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fellow \\'iho runs for leadership in
a democratic process and fails.
Raliel than accept that not
enouti,'h people wanted him to
lead theCn, he turns to the one
they didl elect and condemns him
as unlit.
The truth is that his ego was
crushed by his loss. He was
embai rassed by being rejected by
the majority of those who voted.
Rather than accept this as part of
the process, he tends to hate him-
self in a sense because his ambi-
tion was denied by the free choice
of the many.
To cure his self-hatred and
restore his sense of self-worth, he
must often find it necessary to
put down the one to whom he
lost. By putting down another and
making him no good, he is lifted
up and becomes good in his own
mind.
Of course, the hater cannot see
this. He sees himself as acting as a
normal person, especially when
he is surrounded by a band of
merry-iiien cheering him on.
HATE IS HATE NO MATTER
HOW IT IS DRESSED

S sometimes, the ego-driven
hater will say that he does
not hate anyone at all. He will
say that he simply does not
believe that he is the person so
many others think he is. The truth
is. though, that he is a hater; his
venomous and injurious words
prove that he is. His obsession
over yeats with demonising that
individual both privately and pub-
licly confirms his hatred. His cal-
lous disregard for that individual
confirms his hatred.
It does not matter if you smile
with someone when you see
them; you can still hate them. In
fact, many condemn those they
hate with good gestures.
Remember Judas's kiss? It
does not matter if you admire cer-
tain qualities in a person: you can
still hate them. Indeed, jealousy
of a man s gift leads many to hate
such a man. Just saying that you
don t hate someone does not
mean you don't hate them.
The It uth is, many haters know
how petty, sma'l-minded and


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wicked it is so they are ashamed
to admit to it.
The true sign that one hates is
what one does. Miriam-Webster's
dictionary defines hatred as "prej-
udiced hostility or animosity".
The Catholic Encyclopedia online
makes the following point about
hatred: "Ilatred in general is a
vehement aversion entertained
by one person for another, or for
something more or less identified
with that other. Theologians com-
monlv mention two distinct
species ol this passion. One (odi-
um abominations, or loathing) is
that in which the intense dislike is
concentrated primarily on the
qualities or attributes of a per-
son, and only secondarily, and as
it were derivativelvy, upon the per-
son himself. The second sort (odi-
um inimniciliac, or hostility) aims
directly' atl the person, indulges a
propensity to see what is evil and
unlovable in him, feels a fierce
satisfaction at anything tending
to his discredit, and is keenly
desirous that his lot mav be an
unmixedly hard one, either in
general or in this or that speci-
fied way."
HATRED DOES NOT HELP
OUR NATION
Hatred will not serve the noble
ends of our nation. Those who
hate and who push it are not
going to help our national cause.
Whether that hatred is channelled
toward people of a certain skin
colour, political persuasion, eth-
nicity or personality, it will harm
us as a people and not help us.
Those who become better
known for appearing to hate
another than for contributing to
the national cause do great harm
to their legacy. Perhaps thev can
heal their ownil hurt by repenting
and choosing tlie path of love.
It was Martin Luther King Jr
hol said: latred paralyses life;
love releases it. I latred confuses
lit'c: love hartmonises it. Hatred
darkens life: love illuminates it."
It is only too late to repent of
hate and turn to love when death
frowns on us. This means that
noxw is Iood time lort the haters
to repenti


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CHRISTIE AND
INGRAHAM


It is hard to accept Prime
Minister Perry Christie's
harsh and often offensive descrip-
tions of Hubert Ingraham these
days. Mr Christie and Mr Ingra-
ham were law partners and
friends for years upon years.
If Mr Christie believes what he
has recently been saying about
Mr Ingraham, then how did he
manage to stay friends and law
partners with him for so long?
How is it that he could have kept
company with such a man?
Indeed, how is it that the late
Sir Lynden Pindling regarded Mr
Ingraham so highly, even to the
extent of calling him his favourite
son? Something is not right, not
with the letter or spirit of Mr
Christie's recent talk about Mr
Ingraham.
Perhaps the truth is that des-
peration has caused Mr Christie
to turn wickedly on his friend.
Perhaps, Mr Ingraham is now see-
ing that he had more an associate
than a friend. You see, Mr Ingra-
ham attacks Mr Christie's per-
formance but Mr Christie attacks
Mr Ingraham's person.
In a way, the story of these two
men is quite ironic. Mr Christie is
regarded as the gentle leader who
cares about people, yet he spits
out great venom against Mr
Ingraham. On the other hand, Mr
Ingraham is regarded as the
strong leader, yet he does not spit
out venom against Mr Christie.
This irony, however, spreads
wide, for many men who are
mounting platforms against Mr
Ingraham these days are mean-
spirited bruisers. Yet, Mr Ingra-
ham says nothing about them and
leaves them as though they are


saints whose closets have only
clean linen. I support this way; it
is the way of Christ. It is better to
leave the haters to their own
devices. They always wreck them-
selves.


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are the children of
.blindness." Sir
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Coastal awareness volunteers clear up



1,500 pounds of trash in South Beach
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MORE than 100 local volun-
teers turned out to participate in
the Coastal Awareness Day
beach clean-up as part of
Coastal Awareness Month in
the Bahamas.
The volunteers teamed-up at
South Beach to clear the coast
of an overwhelming amount of


trash.
The Girl Guides hel
own clean up at Long
beach across from thei
quarters.
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Wharf for volunteers, the Kiwanis
r head- Club of Cable Beach and Dol-
phin Encounters.
include "We all know that trash is
nviron- having a negative affect on our
as, who country impacting our social
trainers, and economic well-being," said
0 Earlston McPhee director of
sustainable development for the
Ministry of Tourism and chair-
man of the Coastal Awareness
i Committee. "During Coastal
Awareness Month we are hold-
ing a number of events such as
t the beach clean up to educate
the public and to offer real solu-
tions to people that collectively
will help us as a developing
country and as a tourist desti-
nation."
The committee, a group of
stakeholders from the private
and public sectors with an inter-
est in promoting the sustainable
development of the Bahamas,
hosted the clean-up as part of
their month-long activities
designed to educate the public
about the importance of pre-
serving our coast.
After hours cleaning up the
beach, volunteers sorted their
refuse by type and wrote down
their findings on detailed data
cards.
These data cards will be sub-
mitted to the Ocean Conser-
vancy and the Bahamas Nation-
lY al Trust by Dolphin Encounters
Project BEACH to help them
continue to track common types
of litter and try to prevent these
items from ending up on our
beaches in the future.
"The results of the clean-up
are tremendous," said Sophia
Smith, a member of the Edu-
cation Department at Dolphin
Is Encounters. "In four hours we
collected 5,553 items of debris.
cleaned one and a quarter miles
of beach, filled 50 trash bags
b and collected a total of 1,500
pounds of trash."
Volunteers worked hard to
remove the trash and com-
mented on what they found lit-
tered throughout the lush man-
groves found in the South
Beach area.
"People should really respect
the mangrove areas and not
trash them," said Andre Coop-
er, a student of the College of
the Bahamas, whose biogenetics
teacher Lionel Johnson encour-
aged his students to participate
in the clean-up. "Mangroves act
as hurricane buffers to our
coast, they filter our water, and
act as a nursery to many marine
animals. They serve an impor-
tant purpose."
Portia Sweeting, education
officer of the Ministry of Edu-
cation, Science and Technology,
who helped organise the clean
up, also saw the student's par-
ticipation as a tremendous
learning opportunity. "All the
values and skills we like to instill
in our students we cannot
always teach in a formal class-
room setting. Being outside in


* MORE than 100 volunteers spanned over a mile to clean up'
South Beach during the Coastal Awareness Beach Clean Up '"


this environment, the students
see the mangroves and learn
about why we need to protect
them. This was not just a clean
up but an opportunity to teach
everyone involved why we need
to preserve our coasts.
"Kiwanis is a global service
organisation committed to help-
ing the community," said Rudy
Cornish, chairperson of the
community service committee
for the Kiwanis Club of Cable
Beach. "We had plans for a
beach clean-up later in the year
and decided to join forces with
the Coastal Awareness Com-
mittee to participate in the
South Beach clean-up. This was
an important task and we were
happy to be a part of preserving
our coasts."
April has been officially pro-
claimed Coastal Awareness
Month in the Bahamas by the
prime minister and the com-
mittee has month-long activi-
ties planned that the public are
invited and encouraged to
attend.
There are five main threats
that affect coastlines: pollution,
invasive species, climate change,
overfishing and habitat destruc-
tion. The committee will focus
on pollution as a theme for this
year's campaign, as it is one of
the biggest problems that
threaten the Bahamian coasts.
The committee will also host,
in collaboration with its part-
ners both in the public and pri-
vate sectors:
a harbour clean-up on Sat-
urday. April 28 from 8am to
2pm; the public is invited to
attend
an educational marine exhi-
bition at the Marathon Mall
from Monday. April 23 through
Friday. April 27 at the Mall of
Marathon
a national school science
competition on Thursday, April
26 at 2pm at the Mall of
Marathon
field trips for students to
Dolphin Encounters on Blue
Lagoon Island and Dive Stuart
Cove
There will also be a National
Church Service on Sunday,
April 29 at Coral Harbour
Beach, at 10.30am. The com-
mittee said all are welcome.
As this is a national initiative,
beach clean-ups and other
coastal awareness activities are
planned for the islands of Aba-
co, Andros. Bimini. Eleuthera,
Exuma and San Salvador.
"All beneficiaries of the
tourism industry must take an
interest and active role in con-
serving the resources of this
vital industry, particularly in
growing small island develop-
ing states like the Bahamas,"
said Mr McPhee. "As we
depend on the tourism indus-
try for approximately 75 cents
of each dollar in earned foreign
exchange, the economic sustain
ability of the Bahamas hinges
on our ability to maintain the
natural beauty of these islands


* EDISON Deleveaux of the Department of Marine Resources
and students work together to clear debris from South Beach


* DR Redding of the College of the Bahamas (left) records the
data of each item collected by Earlston McPhee of the Ministry
of Tourism and student during the Coastal Awareness Beach
Clean Up at South Beach. The data is then send to the Ocean
Conservancy which tracks worldwide pollution.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11


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Silence

'FROM page one


the Bahamas is required under the terms
of the Inter-American Democratic Char-
ter- to hold "free and fair elections", and
may seek advisory services or assistance
from the OAS to strengthen their elec-
toral institutions and processes.
Similarly, a representative from the
United Nations told 77/' Tribune that if
'the UN is called upon, "the assistance will
i be given", however only with consent of
"the member state".
"Unless this request conies, the UN
cannot dispatch a group because that
would encroach on the sovereignty of the
. member state," he said.
.-" however, other international agencies
s4id they are taking note of the May 2
actionn and are documenting reports of
lobs, money, and goods being exchanged
ikP promised votes in favour of the gov-
'e4ning PLP party.
, H-owever, to some in favour of
S"encouraging voters" to one side or the
tqther, the practice of issuing $200, $300,
or $4iiII per vote is something that is not
outsidee of the norm".
'-Under the Bahamas Parliamentary
Elections Act, persons found guilty of
offering or receiving gifts for votes can
face a maximum of two years in prison, a
'%000 fine (or both), or even be banned
im taking part in any other elections for
4en years as voter or Member of Parlia-
,ont.
?*And the Corruption Online Research
aid Information System (CORBIS) calls
% direct bribing of voters by politicians
of the most blatant manifestations of
llitical corruption that exists.
#*'The practice proscribed by most
Sionallegislations is fueled by money
Fat is not properly accounted for at best,
,from criminal sources at worst," the
CORBIS website reads.
- Yesterday the Parliamentary Commis-
Psibner reissued a public notice reminding
"persons that no one shall be allowed to
'crry any recording device into any
premises where balloting is being con-
ducted. This includes cell phones, cameras
or other photographic equipment.
The statement said that this would con-
. stitute an offence under the Parliamen-
.tary Election Act, chapter seven.
Parliamentary Registrar Mr Bethel said
,that despite seeing the press reports of
,allegations of cash being given out for
'votes in Grand Bahama, and jobs in New
'Providence both in exchange for votes
;for the PLP no allegations have been
imade to him directly.
SHe said that if such claims are brought
rto him, he will turn them over to police.
The opposition FNM has said it intends
to make a formal police complaint about
the allegations in Grand Bahama, and
,earlier this week Police Commissioner
*'aul Farquharson said that all allegations
Sf'.election corruption should be brought
4Q the attention of his officers.
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FROM page one


Christian Council oll Tuesday.
Having served as the conllicil's vice president for
three years, he succeeds the Rev l)r \Villiam ''hornp-
soil, who could l not oiler or ri election,
having served the inaxiinmuiii tel I o three consecutiveC
years.
The election of IBishop I luirmes, alion;al i'overseeCCIr of
the church h o'f (od in lie ilahanias, has ended the
domination of the council's presidency I'y Baptist
clergymen.
The succession of Baptist presidents included Bish-
op Simeon H-lall. Bishop Samuel (CIeene and Dr
Thompson.
Bishop Humes is tile ilstl Pentecostal president
since Bishop Albert 1-lepburn in the early 1990s.
The annual general meeting oil Tuesday, held at the
Bahamas Baptist Convention headquarters on Baillotu
Hill Road, had a 100 per ccnl representation, accord-




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FROM page one part icutl
supposed
"If someone can get on the ramip and there is s
move an airplane without anybody veillance
being able to explain it, all of llhe con- "Our cl
cerns that we've had wiih respect io that this c
terrorism all of thIe concerns that our 0 Despite
neighbours have had with respect to the amoul
terrorism, raise their ugly headd" said at thle lii
Mr Bannister, would ha
The Bahamas' proxilmitl to Itie US ground au
makes the issue all the more alarminig, t press ti
he added. whereabo
FNM candidate for North Andros, Meanw
Shandrice Rolle. is one of the principals action, ift
at Western Air. heard the
Mr Bannister also [1NM parly check whe
chairman said that io\.I and al bo\ iiiled to 1f\
speculation about an\ possible potlicall One Ills
motivation, his. and WestCern Air'", ed that he
major concern is ihe "sately implic':l procedure
tions for Bahaniians. :boit tile safti ol0 iact that aI
our airports and the safety ol our skies;". stolen trol
The lawyer said that those "ith stitu- Fliere
tory authority for security at thle ail- l between s
port must be held to account tor tie to sav wh
lapse. le allv or'
He said: "It is inconceivable that a i "There
large commercial airplane can disap- where sec.
pear from the Nassau International Air- air traffic


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out any trace or explanation,
ly as access to the ramps is
to be strictly controlled, and
opposed to be 24 hour sul-
(at IhIe airport)."
ients are Iherelor' e m stifi'ed
anll happen in 2007."
c officials agreeing that within
it of fuel thie plane contained
ne of lake-off the aircraft
ve been required to touch
ain at some poini yesterday,.
ime no reports of the plane's
cuts wexre forthcoming.
while it is not known what
an\, the security officer who
engine start atl I. 1 iiam took to
leher the aircrafl \ias sclieid-
al that time.
ide source atl ti airport t itii
had concerns Iabouti seeuntill
S-- particularly in view of lthe
number of planes ha\ C been
m the u' port inll recent veais.
species tIo be a disconneICl
eCCuiriit arnd the control to\\ er
ether the Cuyx is operailing
illegally.
has to be stromie procedure
curitv should be ahle to call
and say I can hear tits pi lm


Arraigned in court

FROM page one

Mckenzie and of causing harmn to Mckenzie itn Wednesday. April 1S.
Magistrate Gomez told Durham that hlie would not le granted bail because
of the kidnapping charge against him. Tlie case was adjourned to. July 3 andi
transferred to Court 10, Nassau Street.
A hostage situation unfolded in the Yamacraw Hill community Tuesday
morning forcing dozens of armed police officers to block off several hundred
metres of Yamacraw Road. Initial reports indicated that a woman and child
were being held in a residence at gunpoint b\ a mani.


starting up, is it OK to leave? There
has to be a connection," said the source.
The insider suggested that there
needs to be an overhaul of security,
part icularly as it i plates to procedure
'in incidences such as yesterday morn-
ing.
Ruthll Box te Darville, managing part-
ncr a l)Desmond Bannister's law part-
nership. told the press yesterday that
she hiid acted on behalf of a man only
last vear whose plane -- although
smaller than lie Western Air stolen
tesierdav disappeared under "very
similar ciI-Ctrmistances."
I'his plane was later located in
:lama:nic:a.
i tn hel,iall t Wcstern Air. Mr Ban-
nistei slid lie w ished to advise members
i' the trua\elrlip public that the com-
pain is Joinre everything it can to inin-
iniise d'nlavs. however, several flights
\\ e set back yesterday morning.
When contacted yesterday afternoon
abotll the plane s suspicious leave ol
Absecncc. t S embassy authorities
said that they had not been made
as\\are.
However. (ire Floyd, political and
economicc ofliceri said that in light of
the information that had reached them,
th(lie embassy would alert the Federal
Aviation Authorities, and the Trans-
polt Scctirilt' Administration, and
\\ ouild wish to assure (Governnment that
they \\ill do everything they can to
iassit.
\Attempts to contact minister
of Transport and Aviation, Glenys
I lanna-Martin. were unsuccessful yes-
terday.
Permanent secretary Archie Nairn
asked Tie Tribune to contact general
manager of the Airport Authority for
collilent on llte issue, however, the
e1nreial manager wav in a meeting, and
didi 1m1 return messages up to press
time


lurch lead
Christian Council loyalty
"Also, we
ing Io Rev Dr (' C Mlss adMinisl alive assislanilt to the moral gi
tie preside,.l to blame th(
IFollowing his elic'tioni Bishop I lui -'s said lis ag n- try on the g
da will include leffors to unite the churches in the "That shi
Blahanuls. but rather il
"We have a lot ofI lliese flIIlmenCed churches, with crship beca'
differeiin personaililics,'" hI sl;lced. 1 Ilhink we have to il has over c
lo back to tile whole funldaICnental reason lor the "Our yot
chluieh, which is to lilt lup and exhort Jesus Chrisl." the manner
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not play any part in denomnlination. are not corn
"Everything is based around tih group's trust in an to worship.
individual as leader. It also brings more accountabil- and our Sal
ity in the church. The church ihas (o become effective The impact
in this nation." city."
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rs get up and speak you w Itii xh lir,'
the people arc."
eied to see the church's lc;MlCIslhii I lin .
keepers for this country. \V'W oulihl in t
escalation of violent crimes in this ci '
government, it is a sin problem.
uld not be an issue for the politicians.
should be an issue for the church's le:,-
se sin's stronghold is the power the dh\ -
ur country.
ig people are not coming to church in
hey should be coming to church. Yes. \, -i
group coming in, but the young p opt.'
ing in the manner they should he cominii
Me are saddened that our Sunday school;
bath schools are dwindling in numbci .
f the church is not being felt in th,- in'nr"

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Court hearing

set for June

FROM page one
was a good day for me i)
court."
When asked when lie woiuL.l
be taking his daughter, l)an
nielynn, out of the countn\i hI
replied, "Pretty soon."
Birkhead said yesterday I hat
a passport and a name chiang,'
on his daughter's birth cerlii':
cate are all "in the works.' Biir-
head stopped to pose for pic-
tures with several onlookeil
before leaving in a black (':dil-
lac jeep.
Howard K Stern noted ill1t
all parties had been asked not 1'
speak about the court nioc,2c-'
ings.
"I can say that I'm happy
with today's results. 'I he wholih
process has been very difficult.
he said.
The custody hearing \\ a;
adjourned to June 8. Althougli
local attorneys as well as pu m
ties involved in the matlei
appear tightlipped on all comu
proceedings, just hours aflte;
yesterday's hearing tabloid web'
site TMZ.com reported that
sources" claimed that Birk-
head had been granted permii-
sion by the court to take hii
daughter out of the Bahamas
with the stipulation that he ha;i\
her back in the country lor Ilie
custody hearing in June.
Smith gave birth to Dan-
nielynn at Doctor's Hospital in
September. days before her 20-
year-old son, Daniel. died ali her
bedside. Smith herself died in
Florida in February al the :w
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Moss walks away with ninth win


FOR the ninth consecutive
year, Phillip Moss walked his
wav to victory in the Atlantic
Medical Insurance Limited
anntff'Fun Walk while BTC
Bahamas showed the true
meaning of corporate power by
winning the coveted group
award with over 200 hundred


employees participating in (lihe
events.
Around 2,000) early birds
flocked to Montagu Beach for
the highly anticipated walk,
which began at 6.15am on Sat-
urday April 21.
Walkers followed the route
from Montagu Beach heading


west on Shirley Streel and turn-
ing north on ( churchh Streel over,
the new Paradise Island Bridge.
ThI large group then made
their way east of the bridge to
the Paradise Island Golf Course
before heading back their start-
ing point via the old Paradise
Island Bridge.


Said l);, en lthaslian, senior
aC'CoUiIIIl 'xCuliv il Alhlntic
Medical: -We aire pleased that
the public has once a_',iain sup-
ported own c\cIil is ;richI over-
wheliniii iiumh i rl .iast; year
over 2,000 people registered
iul thlis \ve:L '. :nc rigl i t ; t he
2,11111 reiirk ni p];rticipation.
"I' his is c, idcince that the
Bahaniman public believes in
what we ar' doing and are con-
cerned ihout the health of our
nation. -Hvents suchI as this are
also important to the govern-
ment's health and wellness ini-
tiative ;n(l we encourage our
people to live healthy and exer-
cise regularly.
"We iIust keep in mind that
the health of a nation is the
wealth i of na; l ion and our
future (lepi'nds on it. I healthy
living should Ie" a national effort


and a healthy nation is impor-
tant as we develop as a coun-
try," he said.
Last year almost $40,000 was
donated to the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Diabetic Association.
Once again this year, the
funds from the walk in both
Nassau and Freeport will be
donated to these charities.
"We believe in these chari-
ties and realise that is impor-
tant for us to raise the level of
awareness on diseases such as
cancer and diabetes," said Mr
Bastian.
The main objective of the
walk is to encourage and cre-
ate an increased awareness of
healthy living.
"It is our hope that this event
encourages the public at large to
"walk the walk' on a regular


basis and consider healthy living
as an investment worth it. On
behalf of our team at Atlantic
we say thanks Bahamas and we
encourage you all to participate
in the upcoming Walk in
Freeport May 19, 2007."
Here are the results of the
walk:
15 and under male
1) Demitri Forbes
2) Edwin Balfour
3) Don Davis Jr.
15 and under male
1) Robyn Sealey
2) Whitney Smith
3) Christina Chea
16 to 25 male
1) Dijonnaise Brown
2) Devard Stubbs
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LOA6 NW


at Atlantic Medical's annual fun run


16 to 25 female
1) lisa Smith
2) Krista Sheertman
3) Leandila Bro\inl
26 to 35 male
1) Ja.son \Wiliams
2) Domingo l)uncan
3) Anthony Simon
26 to 35 female
I) Phillipa Willie
2) Latasha Miller
3) Chericc Lynes
46 to 59 male
1) Phillip Moss (overall
winner)
2) Winston Ferguson
3) Michael Trotman


* 46 to 59 female
1) Lorraine Simnms
2) Joan Pinder
3) Kay Bastian


* PHILIP Moss does it for the 9th year in succession. Winston
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Bahamas


* 60 and over female
1) Anne Cook
2) Dorothy Been
3) Curlene Gibson


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Weekend stay at the Wyn-,
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Bryinda Carroll
Executive physical at Bap-
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Mavis Pratt
Crystal vase (to the oldest
person to participate)
Robert Elliott (77 year old
retiree of BTC)
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Student interviewed



for 2007 election DVD


DURING a presentation to
Garelle Hudson at St Paul's
Methodist College on Friday,
Frank Penn thanked her for
agreeing to be interviewed by
"Off Air" Television for the
2007 election DVD special.
.He pointed out that her
involvement guaranteed her
a place in the country's histo-
ry, as her remarks concerning
issues of importance to the
yquth are connected to prob-
ably one of the most impor-
tant elections in Bahamian
history.
Some of the topics
addressed in the special are:
extending school hours to help
improve the national 'D'
grade average, vehicular safe-
ty-and young drivers, public
profanity, the constitution and
anchor projects.
Mr Penn said a "Hidden
Cqnch" segment on the DVD
requires an extra click of the
remote control in order to
view it. As the menu opens,
Mr Hidden introduces himself
followed by the words "do to
others as you would have
them do to you".
This, he said, is a timely
message considering the
alarming number of stabbings,
shootings and murders being
committed.


.


* FRANK PENN, "OFF AIR" Television producer, and
Garelle' Hudson, St Paul's Methodist College Student.


This first re-release features
clinical psychologist Dr Pamu-
la Mills tackling issues of self-
esteem, the "black crab" syn-
drome and cultural awareness.
"The DVI1 is packed with


colorful commentary on
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neglect and abuse in the
Bahamas and in celebration
of Child Protection Month,
the Friends of the Nazareth
Centre hosted its fourth
annual fair and fun day to
aid the Nazareth Centre.
Starbucks Coffee partnered
with the Friends by donat-
ing purple wrist bands,
encouraging Bahamian par-
ents and guardians to "Love
thy Child" as is engraved On
the band. With the continu-
ing increase in child abuse
that has even led to death
for some children this year,
the Friends of the Nazareth
Centre said that they hope
their effort will send a clear
message to the community
to protect and provide for
the children in their care.
"Children are our gifts,"
said Gertie O'Brien, vice
president, of the Friends.
Pictured are James Moss,
Treasurer of the Friends of
the Nazareth Centre: Inga
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Renaldo Adderley and
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* INSURGENTS prepare a mortar to launch against government and Ethiopian positions south
of the Somali capital Mogadishu, Tuesday, April 24, 2007.
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* SOMALIA
Mogadishu

US and Ethiopian military
intervention in Somalia has
destroyed a fragile stability in this
battle-scarred nation, analysts said
Wednesday, as more than a week
of unrelenting violence trapped
desperate civilians in their homes
with gunfire and artillery shells
raining down outside, according to
Associated Press.
The leaders of an Islamic
movement that was driven from
power in December by the gov-
ernment and its Ethiopian back-
ers were still active and popular
support for the group is unlike-
lv to melt away. according to a
report b\ British-based think
tank Chatham House.
The Council of Islanlmi
Courts ruled much of southern
Somalia flor six t[Clatively peace:
ful months in 2006 belorn Ibeiie
ousted hy Somali troops and
their Ethiopian allies, alone'
with US -;pecial forces. Radio
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came as Ethiopian tanks and
artillery continued to pound insur-
gent strongholds in the wrecked
capital, Mogadishu, even as peace
talks were under way between
Ethiopian military officials and
elders of Mogadishu's dominant
clan to try and silence the guns.
"Whatever the short term
future holds, the complex social
forces behind the rise of the
Islamic Courts will not go
away," said Chatham House
writers Cedric Barnes and
Huran Hassan.
Hundreds have been killed in
eight straight days of fighting
despite UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon calling on warring
sides to end the violence and
allow humanitarian assistance to
reach the needy. The Somali gov-
ernment and its Ethiopian allies
are trying to quash a growing
Islamic insurgency that sprang
from the collapse.of the Islamic
movement but civilians are get-
ting caught in the crossfire.
Late Tuesday, an extremist
eroup claimed responsibility for
S. boiimi ittaciks L.arlicr in the
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a hotel housing lawmakers loyal
t6 Somalia's interim government.
Known as the Young Muja-
hedeen Movement, the group is
part of the Shabab, whose leader
Aden Hashi Ayro was recently
chosen to head Somalia's al-Qai-
da cell and was one of the people
targeted by a US airstrike in
Somalia in January.
The UN says more than
340,000 of Mogadishu's two mil-
lion residents have fled since
February, sending streams of
people into squalid camps with
little to eat, no shelter and dis-
ease spreading. The war-ravaged
country is suffering its worst
humanitarian crisis in its recent
history, according to the UN.
Human rights groups say
more than 350 people have been
killed in the last eight days, the
majority civilians. The last bid
to wipe out the insurgency in
late March left more than a 1,000
dead, said local rights groups and
traditional elders.
Ethiopian Prime Minister
Meles Zenawi said late Tues-
day that he believed the exo-
dus and the death toll had been
exaggerated.


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Potential kingmaker Bayrou refuses to endorse




candidate for French presidential runoff


i PARIS
THIRD-PLACE candidate
Francois Bayrou refused
Wednesday to endorse either
of the two remaining con-
tenders for the French presi-
dency, abandoning his chance
to be the kingmaker in the
tense race but preserving his
independence, according to
Associated Press.
Conservative Nicolas
Sarkozy and Socialist Sego-
lene Royal are fighting over
Bayrou's 7 million voters,
who will likely determine who
wins the May 6 runoff vote.
But Bayrou, a lawmaker
who navigates between left
and right and finished a
strong third in Sunday's first
round of voting, said Wednes-
day, "I will not give any guid-
ance about how to vote,"
adding that he didn't know
himself whom we would
choose.
"Nicolas Sarkozy and Sego-
lene Royal, in the eternal
faceoff of the eternal right
and the eternal left, will not
repair but threaten to wors-
en" the country's economic,
.social and political woes, he
'told a much-awaited news
conference.
Sarkozy slightly leads polls
ahead of the runoff, when
voters choose between two
starkly different plans for
reviving the economy and
France's global profile after
12 lackluster years under
Jacques Chirac.
Bayrou, who has sought to
put a new face on French pol-
itics by tapping voter frustra-
tion with the status quo,
lashed out Wednesday at
both Sarkozy for being too
reformist and Royal for
being to cautious.
He said both Royal and
Sarkozy had phoned him on
Monday after the runoff but
he refused to speak with
either. He said he was open to
"dialogue" with each but
remained combative as he
Savored the spotlight
Wednesday.
Bayrou's centrist UDF par-
ty has traditionally voted with
conservatives in parliament,
but Bayrou courted leftists
during the campaign and polls
show his 7 million supporters
divided between both camps.
Bayrou announced
Wednesday that he was form-
ing a new "democratic party,"
with an eye to legislative elec-
tions in June and, many
predict, to the next presiden-
* tial election in 2012.
Bayrou faced a tricky exer-
cise in keeping his diverse
electorate behind him, how-
ever, as some UDF lawmak-
ers deserted him Tuesday to
back Sarkozy.


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Paris,Wednesday, April 25, 2 ,place candidate Francois Bayrou refused to endorse either
of the two remaining contend e French presidency, abandoning his chance to be the king-
maker in the tense race between Copservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal for
the May 6 runoff vote.
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* PETAH TIKVA, Israel
Associated Press
A FUGITIVE Israeli Arab
leader is suspected of aiding
Israel's enemies and other secu-
rity-related crimes, police said
Wednesday after a gag order
on a police investigation was
partially lifted, according to
Associated Press.
The allegations against Azmi
Bishara, who has antagonized
authorities by meeting with
some of Israel's staunchest foes,
threaten to further polarize
Israel's Jews and minority
Arabs, who make up 20 percent
of the population and have suf-
fered from second-class status
since the state was established
six decades ago.
Bishara abruptly left the
country a month ago in the
midst of a police investigation.
He resigned from parliament
over the weekend, accusing
authorities of persecuting him
for his strident criticism of the
Jewish state.
The month-old gag order had
banned publication of any
details of the police investiga-
tion. It was eased Wednesday
after lawyers for newspapers
and Bshara's National Democ-
ratic Assembly Party petitioned
the court to have it lifted.
Bishara is under suspicion of
crimes against Israel's security,
aiding the enemy during war -
including passing information
to the enemy contacting for-
eign agents and receiving sig-
nificant amounts of money from
abroad in violation of anti-mon-
ey-laundering laws, police
spokesman Micky Rosenfeld
said.
Some of the alleged offenses
were carried out during Israel's
war against Lebanon over the
summer, he said.
Bishara was questioned twice
before he fled the country,
Rosenfeld said, adding the law-
maker had failed to keep
pledges to return for further
questioning.
Bishara has said recently he
would return to Israel. But after
Wednesday's ruling, his lawyer
said a final decision has not
been made.
"It is now for Azmi Bishara
to decide when he will return."
Sultani said. "It will be difficult
to press charges when Azmi is
not around."
Rosenfeld said the allegations
are serious, but it was not
immediately clear what penal-
ties Bishara would face if con-
victed.
In Doha, Qatar, Bishara dis-
missed the allegations as a polit-
ical witch hunt.
"The aim is to convene
court to turn Bishara into a pet-


ty criminal facing security vio-
lations," he said. Bishara
accused Israel of using him to
cover up for failures during the
inconclusive war against
Hezbollah.
The information that remains
classified is to be disclosed next
Wednesday, the court ruled.
The 50-year-old Bishara, a
Christian native of the north-
ern Israeli town of Nazareth,
had been a member of Israel's
parliament since 1996. His res-
ignation from the parliament
took effect Tuesday, 48 hours
after he submitted it at the
Israeli embassy in Cairo.
Jewish critics repeatedly have
accused Bishara of taking
advantage of the country's free-
doms to undermine it. He has
met with enemies of Israel
including the leaders of Syria
and Hezbollah leaders.
He also has spoken out in
favor of Palestinian rights and
advocated replacing Israel with
a "binational" state that would
include citizenship for the
roughly 3.4 million Palestinians


in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. Israel rejects this plan,
saying it would spell the end of
the Jewish state.
Following a 2001 visit to Syr-
ia, where he spoke at a memor-
ial ceremony for late President
Hafez Assad, lawmakers took
the unprecedented step of lift-
ing his parliamentary immunity.
He was then indicted on
charges of incitement to vio-
lence and support for the Syri-
an-backed Lebanese guerrilla
group, Hezbollah, which Israel
has been battling for more than
two decades.
Israel's Supreme Court late
restored his immunity and dis-
missed all criminal charges
against him.
In a separate ruling, the court
also overturned a decision by
Israel's Central Elections Com-
mittee to disqualify Bishara and
his party from running in the
2003 elections on the ground
that they sought to destroy the
Jewish character of the state
and supported the armed strug-
gle against it.


Turkish foreign minister, ruling party

candidate for president, seeks support
E ANKARA, Turkey

THE ruling party's candidate for president tried to win the sup-
port of opposition and independent lawmakers on Wednesday
after the main opposition group said it will boycott the parlia-
mentary vote on concerns about his Islamic tendencies, according
to Associated Press.
The prospects of the election of Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul
- a leading member of Turkey's Islamic-rooted government to
the presidential palace, a symbol of secularism, has upset the coun-
try's secular establishment, led by the military.
The division in Parliament reflects deep-seated mistrust of Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party,
which has been accused of raising the profile of Islam in this pre-
dominantly Muslim country with a secular government.
Gul has to satisfy a diverse and often divided audience: the
country's Islamic-oriented hinterland, its secular business and mil-
itary elite, and negotiators from the European Union who want
Turkey to become a modem nation before any entry into their club.
Erdogan declared Gul's candidacy on Tuesday to the cheers of
party members whose support in a voting process that begins Fri-
day is expected to secure the presidency for their man. The presi-
dent has the power to veto legislation.
The selection follows months of political tension over whether
Erdogan himself would run for the job, a prospect that infuriated
secularists who believed he might use his Islamic credentials to
dilute the nation's secularist traditions.
The seven-year term of the current president, Ahmet Necdet Sez-
er, ends May 16. By remaining prime minister, Erdogan will be able
to steer government initiatives, promote economic stability and bol-
ster his party's votes in general elections in November.
Gul and Erdogan have rejected the label of Islamist, citing their
promotion of sweeping reforms as a means of advancing Turkey's
EU bid.
"The president must be loyal to the main principles of the
Republic as stated in the constitution. He must be loyal to secular
principles," Gul said. "'If the Parliament elects me president, no one.'
should doubt I will certainly act within these principles and rules of-'
the constitution."
Gul's first challenge is to win enough backing in Parliament.
He met leaders of opposition parties and independent lawmakers
on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"For the first time a candidate for president is visiting lawmak-
ers one by one," Gul said. "The decision belongs to lawmakers. I
respect their decision."


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the Right to Humane Working Conditions

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South dealer.
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NORTH
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South West North East
1 V 1INT Dble 54
5 V Pass 6 V 74
Pass Pass 7 V
Opening lead two of diamonds.
It is often difficult to reach the
best contract when your opponents
cramp the bidding space with nui-
sance bids. However, such tactics
occasionally boomerang, which is
what happened in this deal from the
1966 World Pair Championship
when a Spanish pair crossed swords
with a French pair.
The Spanish South opened the
bidding with one heart, and the


French West overcalled with one
notrump! This type of overcall -
indicating a long suit and a weak
hand is known in France as the
comic notrump (le sans atout
comique). North doubled to show a
good hand, and East added spice to
the goings-on by leaping to five
clubs.
South bid five hearts, thus indi-
cating much more than a minimum
opening bid, and North raised him to
six. Perhaps East should have passed
the bidding surely would have
died then and there but he bid
seven clubs as a sacrifice against the
small slam he felt sure the opponents
could make.
This tactic backfired when it gave
South a chance to make a forcing
pass and in that way invite partner to
go on to seven hearts with a suitable
hand. Had South held a weaker hand,
he would have doubled to stop his
partner from bidding a grand slam.
North had no real problem,
under the circumstances. He realized
that his three aces were exactly the
kind of medicine South needed for a
grand slam. So he bid seven hearts,
which was easily made for a score of
2,210 points, and the comic notrump
did not prove to be so comical after
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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.
TODAY'S TARGET
,, ..x. a. 'Good 15; very good 22; excellent
31 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.


ACROSS
1 Phlons have them, youllfind (6)
7 One cleverly gathering the crew
around when I go to sea? (8)
8 A tip for making bread (4)
10 In a gazetteer, perhaps, but not a
good onel (6)
1 Land of lubricant, were told (6)
14 In various examples you can see the
deference (3)
16 Is It canted by chairmen? (5)
17 Facts helping a dunderhead at alge-
bra Initially (4)
19 Something afoot In the organ loft (5)
21 Sweel Individual In extremes of hilar-
fty (5)
22 In track events, It's passable (5)
23 To the Poles, It mean plenty (4)
26 Afte r ieverng thequrters of a
ile, It's all you can do (5)
28 A grassy, pleasant part (3)
29 Do H now-and I wont tell you
twice! (2,4)
30 Businessman a punter may rely on
(6)
31 Admits the snow is drifting (4)
32 How to handle drink, at some stage,
on the railway? (8)
33 Charmers on the rocks? (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS:1, Fr-US-t 6, Ra-t-ty 9, Co-pIlot 10, Human 11,
Model 12, Hiram 13, R-each-es. 15, Pa-h 17, I'd-le 18,
Scupe 19, AHc-e 20, Knaves 22, Fi-ne 24, Sin 25,
Braised 26, Table 27, Le-G I- 28, Ta-Gus 29, Me-DIC-al
30, Type-D 31, Belay
DOWN: 2, AB-used 3, Scar-ce 4,T-on 5, Kiwis 6,
Romance 7, Atom 8,To-ecap 12,H-aels 13,R-lsks 14,
Alban 15, Par-Is 16, He-wed 18, S-C-ore 19, Ae-rated
21, NInet-y 22, Finale 23, Nebula 25, Blair 26,Time 28,
Tab


DOWN
1 A one-river country? (6)
2 Not a due (2,4)
3 Soft-headed, ddy looking bird? (4)
4 What It s when one listens to a bit
of a yam (7)
5 Worked, in fad, educationally (5)
6 How odd that t's most enl (5)
8 Fathers time, perhaps regarded as
golden (4)
9 Volunteers a Idss as payment (3)
12 The electric one? (3)
13 Cleric said to be liable to be fredl
(5)
15 Singer who can only get one note
right? (5)
18 Have to agree to open the door (5)
19 Jut the utenli for potatoes? (3)
20 Room Inside, naturMay (3)
21 One buried in peace? (7)
22 Start breaking Ifor bread, perhaps
(3)
23 Pdce of a noteworthy picture of
Chare Darwin (6)
24 The race for Mes? (4)
25 Passes without fault, the player
hopes(6)
26 Great brew of lager (5)
27 No mud pilel (5)
28 Out with it, villain (3)
30 They're said to be themselves (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Store 6, Scope 9, Eardier 10, Waist 11, Dover
12, Macaw 13, Scented 15,Lea 17,Pert 18, Record 19,
Hired 20, Repeat 22, Dear 24, Tat 25, Remorse 26,
River 27, Stoic 28, Rigid 29, Comical 30, Greet 31,
Tenet
DOWN:2,Trence 3, Resent 4,Ea 5, Plead 6, Sedated
7, Crow 8, Prefer 12, Merit 13, Sport 14, Erupt 15, Lover
16, Adore 18,Reler 19, Harcol 21, Easter 22, Docdie
23, Aspire 25, Reult 26, Rice 26, Rat


ACROSS
1 Ancient Greek city (6)
7 Passage (8)
8 Whip (4)
10 Pure (6)
11 Front (6)
14 Playthng (3)
16 Stories (5)
17 Regarded (4)
19 Servant (5)
21 Easily frightened (5)
22 Tailed star (b)
23 Sections (4)
26 Spanish man (5)
28 Scoundrel (3)
29 Nook (6)
30 Awning (b)
31 Spoken (4)
32 Ruminant mammal
(8)
33 Sewers (6)


DOWN
1 Gravies (6)
2 Ground (6)
3 Pain (4)
4 Invented (7)
5 Model (5)
6 Desires (5)
8 Overdue (4)
9 Pig-pen (3)
12 Feline (31
13 Subtract (5)
15 Hunmped mammal (5)
18 Glowing coal (5)
19 Vigour (3)
20 Illuminated (3)
21 Whirdwind (7)
22 Deceive (3)
23 Fruit (6)
24 Objoct of worship (4)
25 Fashions (6)
26 Elch (5)
27 Lowest poinl (5)
28 Vehicle (3)
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Horoscope


By UNDA BLACK


THURSDAY,
APRIL 26


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Your idea to fund a new venture ends
up fulfilling a goal you've had for a
while, Aries. However, caution is in
order, because some of your actions
could be viewed as unethical.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
It's hard to resist friends, Taurus,
especially when they approach you
with an idea that sounds like it can't
fail. Get a professional opinion,
though, before you sign on.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Erratic behavior by a family member
makes your life difficult this week,
Gemini. With work projects on the
back burner, you're feeling pulled in
a million directions.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Be prepared to deal with the hitches
associated with a work commute,
Cancer. This week proves o be very
busy for travel. Leave enough time
so you don't end up frazzled.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Murphy's Law will be messing up
your plans, Leo. Be prepared to
deal with glitches that affect your
finances, like a credit card that won't
work or checks that bounce.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
When you least expect it, conflicts
might arise between your signifi-
cant other and your family. No
matter what is said, try to show
compassion for both sides, Virgo.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
In a rush to bring business to a close,
miscommunications could arise,
Libra. Expect to work out a few
problems when the new week
arrives. You'll be the hero.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Unexpected expenses are par for the
course this week, Scorpio. Since you
have the money to cover them, don't
worry too much about being frivo-
lous. You're not a spendthrift.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
You might notice-something about
one or both of your parents that
seems odd this week, Sagittarius.
Unless they open up to you, it's
better to let sleeping dogs lie.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You treat personal information with
extreme confidentiality normally,
Capricorn, but this week, you may
disclose something that you didn't
mean to.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Professional organizations or group
activities could raise some unex-
pected financial concerns, Aquarius.
Don't let it overly worry you ...
you'll manage.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You may have lofty travel plans,
Pisces, but no money in your wallet
to back them up. Get creative so that
you can still get away.


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Harikdishna, Spanish team
championship 2006. India's
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young grandmaster In a fast- '
rising chess nation. He Is already
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against a tdenmown Spaniard 4
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st$lghtforward. Black has an 2 a
extra pawn, while his latest turn
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hesitatingly went 1 Rd3, the GM
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memo damaged Britain's


international standing,


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INTRODUCING WENDY'S"


* LONDON
PRIME Minister Tony Blair's
senior foreign policy adviser
said Wednesday at the trial of
two men accused of leaking a
classified memo that such dis-
closures damage Britain's inter-
national standing and put lives
at risk, according to Associated
Press.
David Keogh, 50, a codes
expert, and Leo O'Connor, 44,
a lawmaker's aide, are accused
of violating secrecy laws by dis-
closing a document relating to
April 2004 talks between Blair
and President Bush.
The exact contents of the
memo, which is considered so
sensitive that much of the trial is
being heard behind closed
doors, have not been directly
referred to by counsel or wit-
nesses in open court.
But the Daily Mirror news-
paper reported that the memo
noted Blair had argued against
Bush's suggestion of bombing
Al-Jazeera's headquarters in
Doha, Qatar. The Daily Mirror
said its sources disagreed on
whether Bush's suggestion was
serious.
Keogh worked at a govern-
ment communications bunker
that relayed information to
diplomats overseas via encrypt-
ed or secure methods. Prosecu-
tors allege he received a faxed
copy of the memo to send on
to an unnamed official, before
duplicating it unlawfully and
passing it on to O'Connor.
Both men deny breaking the
Official Secrets Act.


Sir Nigel Sheinwald, a Blair
adviser present at the meeting,
said it was essential that world
leaders share their views frankly
and privately. Sheinwald will
take over as Britain's ambas-
sador in Washington later this
year.
"The unauthorized disclosure
of these views puts their peo-
ple at risk," Sheinwald said.
"When dealing with matters of
military and more sensitive mat-
ters of diplomatic relations, you
need a bedrock of trust."
Sheinwald said at the time of
the discussion, the performance
of coalition troops was under
intense pressure due to' kidnap-
pings, growing violence from
Shiite extremists and Spain's
decision to withdraw its forces
from Iraq.
The judge then asked the
public to leave the court so that
the contents of the memo could
be discussed privately. The pub-
lic were allowed back as defense
lawyer Rex Tedd began cross-
examining Sheinwald.
"If there is a discussion
between world leaders no
matter how illegal or morally
abhorrent aspects of the discus-
sion may be may that illegal-
ity or abhorrence affect whether
the cloak of confidentiality
should apply?" Tedd asked.
"I think the confidentiality
rule applies," Sheinwaldl
answered.
Blair said he had no informa-
tion about any proposed U.S.
action against Al-Jazeera. The
White I louse called the claims
"oIull lndish and inconiceivable.'"


The document, marked
"Secret-Personal," was intended
to be restricted to senior offi-
cials and was written by a Blair
adviser, prosecutors have said.
Sheinwald said the "secret"
designation was used to indi-
cate the memo's contents, if
made public, could damage
relations with a friendly gov-
ernment, threaten lives and
compromise military opera-
tions. He said the "personal"
caveat imposed a personal
responsibility on the recipients
to tightly control who sees it.








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'No


new


or increased


taxes '


in


07-08


Budget


Minister identifies timeshare room tax as area of poor tax collection,

as 'capacity constraints' impact capital spending draw down


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
T he Government's fiscal
2007-2008 Budget will
contain no new or
increased taxes, the minister of
state for finance told The Tri-
bune yesterday, with the focus
remaining on improved revenue
administration and collection -
an area a number of agencies
had been doing a poor job in.
"Generally speaking, the
quick answer is no," Mr Smith
said when asked whether the
Government planned to intro-
duce any new or increased taxes
into the Budget, \\ hose presen-
tation will be among the first
tasks of the new administration


following next week's May 2
general election.
"It'll probably be more in line
with the tax administration
we've been doing over the last
three years," Mr Smith added.
"We now have in place a Rev-
enue Compliance Office in the
Ministry of Finance, and over
the last year they;ve been going
through every revenue item to
see if we're receiving the cor-
rect, maximum amount of rev-
enue from these items before
we fiddle with the tax rates."
The minister said the Office
was "finding that slack adminis-
tration means that revenue is
being lost or not collected".
Mr Smith said one example
of revenue collection and


' JAMES SMITH


administration weakness
involved the room tax that was
supposed to be levied on time-
shares, at a rate similar to the 6
per cent tax levied on hotel
room rates.
"The agencies that are
responsible for billing and col-
lecting have not been doing a
very aggressive job," Mr Smith
said. "Particularly in the Family
Islands, people are saying they
want to pay but are not being
billed."
Once the Government had
completed its efforts to tighten
revenue collection and enforce-
ment, squeezing every last cent
possible from the existing sys-
tem, "then and only then can
you begin to look at addressing
tax rates".


Mr Smith said increasing
import duty rates on certain
items to compensate for revenue
losses and weak collection in
other areas was unfair, as the
Government would be "taxing
the same group of compliant
people" over and over again.
The Revenue Compliance
Office had hired six to eight
people, all with backgrounds in
finance, economics and business,
to work on tightening revenue
collection and enforcement.
"We're going to be doing
more and more improvement of
tax administration, relying on
technology and training," Mr
Smith said. "It's already paying
dividends."
On whether the Budget,
which will essentially be one


prepared by Mr Smith, his Min-
istry of Finance team and the
outgoing PLP administration,
will contain any incentives and
measures to further stimulate
business and the overall eco-
nomic environment, Mr Smith
said this was still being discussed
with other ministries.
Among those with an inter-
est in business development, cre-
ation and stimulation are the
likes of the Ministry of Financial
Services and Investments, the
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
and Bahamas Development
Bank.
Mr Smith acknowledged that

SEE BUDGET, 4B


Bank warns liquidity may

hit 'economic.growth levels'

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribun6-Business Editor
C commonwealth Bank has warned that the system-wide
liquidity crunch experienced by the Bahamian com-
mercial banking sector during the latter part of 2006
could sloww the level of economic growth" in 2007 compared to
last year. its president and chief executive saying the situation
would have "material implications" for credit creation and con-
sumer demand if it continued.
William B. Sands, Commonwealth Bank's president and chief
executive, writing in the bank's annual report, said that while the
bank had set itself ,.',ire.i\.i objectives" for asset, revenue
and net income growth, credit expansion was dependent on mar-
ket liquidity the surplus cash assets in the banking system avail-
able for onward lending purposes.
Mr Sands acknowledged that the Central Bank of the Bahamas
had "recently confirmed the shrinkage of available liquidity"
SEE page 9B


Guana Cay opponents ordered to pay $100k


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
OPPONENTS of the $175 million Baker's
Bay Golf & Ocean Clubl development oni
Great Guana ('av yesterdiLv said they were
considering whether to appeal a Court of
Appeal order that they pay $100,000 as secu-
rity for the developer's legal costs, the court
having refused to hear their application for an
injunction halting all work until this was paid.
Fred Smith, the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association's attorney, said he and his clients
were "considering" whether they had grounds
for an appeal against the security for costs
order, but they would make "every effort" to
make the payment if necessary.
"The court refused to hear our appeal until
we paid the security for costs." Mr Smith
said. "The Association, despite this obstacle
to hearing our appeal, remains optimistic.
committed 4nd alive and kicking, and will be
making every effort to meet the payment of
$100,000."


Work on $175m Baker's Bay project goes on, as court refuses to
hear Association's injunction appeal until security for costs paid


The Baker's Bay developers, San Francis-
co-based Discovery Land Company, had
asked the Court of Appeal to order the Asso-
ciation to enter security for its costs to help
defray its legal expenses and some costs asso-
ciated with a work stoppage.
However, Mr Smith and the Association
are claiming that this is nothing more than a
tactic to prevent them from pursuing the case
by attempting to undermine their financial
resources.
"There is a misconception that our Asso-
ciation is being bankrolled by wealthy for-
eigners. This is not the case." Mr Smith said.
-"The Save Guana Cay Reef Association is a
grassroots Bahamian organisation that also
has the support of the non-Bahamian resi-
dents.
"We are dismayed that our right to be


heard in the protection of our rights is being
obstructed by the developers, in conjunction
with our government, who are putting up
roadblocks to prevent us having our day in
court."
Mr Smith said that if he 'ever went into
government, he would look to enact legisla-
tion that would prevent cases involving "mat-
ters of grave public importance, to not be
blocked from having their rights determined
by procedural rules governing security for
costs".
Hearing the case yesterday, Court of
Appeal president Dame Joan Sawyer had lit-
tle patience for any of Mr Smith's arguments
that were not to the point of the case.
Discovery Land Company's attorney,
SEE GUANA CAY, 4


'It cannot be business

as usual for Freeport'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The late Edward St George's
family "iare not averse" to dis-
cussing the way forward for
Freeport, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) and the
Hawkshill C('reek Agreement
(HCA) with the licencces. their
attorney told 77e' Tribune vcstcr-
day, recognising that "cannot be
business as usual".
Fred Smith, a partner with Cal-
lender's & Co. said the St George
estate had already indicated to
the Government its willingness to
enter into a process "to diversify
the share ownership base" of the


GBPA.
The GBPA's ownership. and
that of its Port Group Ltd affiliate,
is currently being disputed
between the estate and Mr St
George's long-time business part-
ner, Sir Jack Hayward. He is
claiming that he owns 75 per cent
of their holding company, Cay-
man-domiciled Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (IDC).
whereas the St George estate is
alleging that the ownership is
50/50 between the two parties.
Mr Smith added that a further
impetus for change in Freeport
had come from the originating
SEE page 3B


Bahamian bank wins

verdict on escrow deal

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A BAHAMIAN hank and trust company has seen the Privy Coun-
cil uphold a ruling in its favour relating to a dispute with a client over
fees and commissions it was paid for acting as an escrow agent, the high-
est court under Bahamian law also awarding costs against the other par-
ty.
Geosurvcy I holdings Ltd had appealed to the Privy Council over a
July 28, 20015, ruling given by the Court of Appeal that favoured BSI
(Overseas) Bahamas, a decision that backed up the original Supreme
( court verdict bh Justicc John Lxyons, which awarded the bank $881,150.
(Gcosurvcv., a 13SI (Overseas) Bahamnias client, had appealed on the
grounds that it \was incorrect for the judge to determine an issue that
went against it, even though it was not in dispute between the parties
before him. l'he company also argued that it had been unfairlyy
dCleriv cd" of the opportuLnity o d evelop its argument and evidence on
this issue,
The Pri\v Council recorded that the dispute had its origins in the
I )70s, when ie Dlr lPetCr Gollmnr set uIp a business providing comput-
ctiscd g.ceOSutl cx service's, which he carried out Ihrough GeosurveyV
International (Gil.) and Gieosur'vcy G(mbll ((;co).
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* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has
pledged that if re-elected it will pursue
the completion of the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU) and, more significantly, a free
trade agreement with the US, this nation's major
trading partner.
It also promised to complete a bi-lateral
agreement with the European Union's Schengen
group to allow for visa-free access by Bahamians
into Europe.
The party said this was an indication of its
commitment to the "further engagement of the
Bahamas in trade matters, and to accomplish the
best trading agreements for Bahamians to open
new markets for Bahamian goods and services.
These agreements will ensure significant tax
concessions for Bahamian exports."
The PLP also vowed that it will give priority
to foreign investors who demonstrate a willing-
ness to partner with Bahamian investors, and
who commit to supporting through targeted
financial and technical assistance programmes -
the development of Bahamian entrepreneurs.
The PLP vowed to further assist Bahamians
by encouraging the formation of Employee
Stock Option Plan (ESOPa) in all enterprises,
particularly those benefiting from government
incentives.
The party explained that ESOP contributions/
dividends would be exempt from the calculation
of business licence fees. .
With regard to its international relations, the
Free National Movement vowed in its Mani-
festo 2007 to continue to participate in regional,
hemispheric and international organizations,
including CARICOM, OAS, the Common-
wealth and the United Nations.
In addition, the party says that if elected to
office, it will conclude bilateral visa abolition
agreements with selected countries to facility
visa travel to the Bahamas and hv Bahamians
internationally. 0
The f[ N pledged to "enh. ,ce the pre-
paredness of the economy f.r access in an
increasingly competitive internal tional environ-


ment". It plans to do this by:
Ensuring increased transparency in eco-
nomic and government systems.
Forming strategic international partnerships
with nations within the Caribbean community
and the Association Of Caribbean States.
Negotiating membership in the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) to create new markets
for Bahamian goods and services.
The FNM also pledged to maintain the
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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


Freeport

FROM page one
summons filed by the Freeport
Property Owners and Licencecs
Association with the Supreme
Court, seeking answers as to
how Freeport and the GBPA
had come to this current state
of affairs.
"The St Georges see that a
new day has dawned for the
future of Freeport," Mr Smith
said. "It certainly cannot be
business as usual, as it was in
the past."
He added that it was "not
politically palatable" for the
Hayward and St George fami-
lies to retain the current GBPA
and Port Group Ltd ownership
structures, and the former's
licencees were now moving to
assert their rights as enshrined
in the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment.
"The licencees have launched
proceedings," Mr Smith said.
"It is plain and obvious that the
licencees and residents of
Freeport are going to assert
their rights and future place as
partners in the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement arrangements.
"The licencee action is an
opportunity to begin to build
constructive and positive rela-
tions with the licencees. They
want to participate in Freeport's
future, and the St Georges are
not averse to engaging partici-
pants in positive discussions."
Meanwhile, the Hayward
and St George families, and
their attorneys, are back before
Supreme Court Justice Anita
Allen this morning. She has yet
to decide whether Sir Jack's
claim to 75 per cent ownership
has to be tried as a preliminary
issue, as the estate wants, the
St George side considering this
issue to be "pivotal".
On the Hayward side, ICD
itself has applied to the
Supreme Court to be joined as
a party to the litigation between
the two parties, arguing that it
has a right to be heard. ICD
and its attorneys have also
applied to strike out the action
brought by the St George
estate, and overturn the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd receiver-
ship, which is being handled by
BDO Mann Judd attorneys,
Clifford and Myles Culmer.
For its part, the St George
estate will be opposing the ICD
application, and is likely to
argue that it should not be
joined as a party and should
stay out of the litigation.


Private trust boost




for financial sector


* By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
BAHAMIAN financial
services executives were
yesterday told that the leg-
islative amendments to
facilitate the establishment
of Private Trust Companies
in the Bahamas would help
position this nation as the
private wealth management
jurisdiction of choice
allowing clients to have
more control over their
assets.
"These amendments
were particularly encour-
aging, as they demonstrat-
ed unequivocally the Gov-
ernment's firm commit-
ment to ensure not only
the delivery of superior
financial services to our
clients locally and interna-
tionally, but serve to reas-
sure relevant stakeholders
of our continuing efforts
to underpin this commit-
ment by way of amend-
ments to the proposed leg-
islation.
"This is a progressive
step in the continued
growth and development of


our economy," Michael
Halkitis, Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry
of Finance, said.
He added that there was
wide consultation with the
relevant stakeholders,
including the Association
of International Banks and
Trust Companies, (AIBT),
the Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB), the
Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners ( STEP),
Financial Services Consul-
tative Forum ( FSCF), the
Central Bank of the
Bahamas, various law firms
the Attorney General's
office, the Ministry of
Finance and the Ministry
of Labour and Financial
Services before the legisla-
tion was passed.
Mr Halkitis said: "The
practitioners in the field
indicated that this vehicle
was preferred by high net-
worth individuals, that no
other jurisdiction had such
product specific legislation
at that time, and despite
the introduction of other
legislation such as the
Foundations Act. Purpose
Trust Act and amendments
in the Perpetuities Act, we


still need to provide an
even more attractive envi-
ronment for such persons."
Arguing that the indus-
try was poised for expan-
sion, Mr Halkitis encour-
aged its members to con-
tinue reviewing and
upgrading practices and
procedures pertaining to
the industry, ensuring it
remains well regulated.
Heather Thompson, a
partner with the Higgs and
Johnson law firm, and who
served as a consultant on
several important pieces of
financial services legisla-
tion, including the Acts
relating to Purpose Trusts,
Foundations and Private
Trust Companies, walked
delegates through the corn-







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ponents of the legislation.
Rochelle Deleveaux,
legal counsel for the Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas,
discussed the legal ramifi-
cations and implications


when providing Private
Trust Company services to
clients.
The seminar was held at
the Sandals Resort on
Cable Beach.


ASTRO CLUB

SUMMER CAMP
TORASTRONOMY
The Ast(lub is desiped to tqplore the oiders ofthe Caso it tdeta with
the use oftheir eyes, bioclars and teiuopes. We believe Itht scie mens b
fun. This sommerump will introduce them to an adventure with tstarsin
This unique experience is anilable nowhere die n the lhmas.Thke a Up will
appeal to students 7 years and older. It's a life time feature
Explore: The Solar System
Discover: The Constellations
See: Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn
Search For: Comets, Satellites, Meteors
Where: The Cosmos Observatory, Has 360 degree panoramic view ofthe sky
When: June19 to August 24th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
once weekly for 10 weeks, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday
Fee: $9.90 per visit ($99.00 paid i advance) only $89.00 ifpidbyAl 2
10% off for siblings. Fees include membership fee for the wholeyear.
($10.00 value) Pick up drop off service on request Make enqires.
Family 3 or more person $250.00
No charge for adults accompanying students under age 7yrs.
To Find Out More
An Exhibit aTheMar tha l. Find out ab u the dub and se
Telescopes we il be using. Saturday April 28l 10:00 m to 6:00pm
Open llHouse a Cmosmobsemrvtye. Seethe Faiity a sip p frt .
Saturday May 12th. 6:30 p to 8:30 pI
AstrClubat
SCosmos Observatory
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GUANA CAY from 1
Michael Barnett, of Graham, Thomp-
son & Co, argued that because the Asso-
ciation was able to pay for legal repre-
sentation on several occasions before
the lower courts, the Court of Appeal
and the Privy Council in London, it was
reasonable to assume it could come up
with the sum of $100,000.
However, Mr Smith argued that
because of the nature and importance
of the case, the Association should not
be asked to pay any security in costs.


He argued that the Association had
no real assets and was only formed as a
company to give the residents and home-
owners of Guana Cay a legal avenue to
voice their concerns.
Dame Joan scoffed at Mr Smith's first
suggestion, that his clients pay $25,(X00)0 in
security for costs, calling the offer unre-
alistic.
Although Mr Smith later submitted
that his clients would pay $50,000 in cash,
Dame Joan ruled that considering all
facts of the case including the lengthy
proceedings the sum of $100,000 was


reasonable.
The Court of Appeal president told
Mr Smith that he should have made his
clients' objections to the sum known to
the developers' lawyers months ago,
either in written form or verbally.
The $100,000, she said, is to be paid
within 14 days.
If the Association fails to make the
payment by May 10 the date when all
parties are scheduled to return to the
Court of Appeal the Association's
appeal will fall by the wayside.
The Court of Appeal president yes-


terday also took offence to Mr Smith's
behaviour in the court room, which she
considered too casual.
She admonished him that he was not
at a social event, but before a
court and should conduct himself accord-
ingly.
Dame Joan said her court, and the
judiciary, have in recent times been
attacked by members of the Bar, and
that she will no longer tolerate it.
"And I am sick and tired of it," she


said.
The Court


of Appeal president also


criticised Mr Smith for not being
properly prepared yesterday
morning.
This was despite the fact, she said,
that he has on numerous occasions spo-
ken to the press about the details of the
case.
On May 10, the Association can have
its application for an injunction to halt
work on the project heard if the security
for costs has been paid.
The Association's appeal on the sub-
stantive issues of the case is still sched-
uled to go ahead on May 17.


IELYNI OPPORTUNITY0I


DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS/TRAINING/PURCHASING
EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years multi-unit restaurant mimagement
SMinimum five years drive thm unit operations.
a Minimum five year build outlopenings of uits.
Minimum five years trainng/prchasing for multi units.
Proven record of positive finmcial/opertional growth & control
Knowledge of men compilation and layout
Knowledge of food cost/labour costs md analysis.
Knowledge of setting up and naming a food commissary.
Strong BOH aid FOH training and skills.
Must be willing ad able to work in the trenches.
Knowledge ofmarketing a definite plus.
Food service and handling certification a definite pin.
Excellent Organizational mid communication skills.
Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs mid POS systems.
STertiary education is esseriT .- -

COMPANY ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
EXPERBIfCX:
Minimum five yearsmulti-unit responsibility for daily restaurant administrative aid fiacial data
auditing, computing mid reporting
S Five year experience in daily, weekly and monthly restaurant environment payable and receivable
accounts entry and editing.
Total proficiency in the monthly, quarterly and yearly compilation of budgets, P&L statements, bal-
ince sheets and culh flow reports.
Exceptional knowledge of all Microsoft Office Systems and the ACCPAC Business Reportin Sys-

Exceptional direction, communication and organizational skills.
Tertiary level education in accounting or related field.
Salary based upon experience and productivity.
Please e-mail resumes to: Manag*ag Director at cykiAibarrobahamas.com






MESSAGE FROM:





THE CLEARING


BANKS ASSOCIATION


The Clearing Banks of the

Bahamas advise that






Election Day


Banking hours will be as follows:






WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd


9:30 a.m.


- 1:00 p.m.


Regular banking hours will resume on

THURSDAY, May 3rd from

9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.


BUDGET from 1
"we might want to increase" the
funding for the Bahamas Entre-
preneurial Venture Fund, the
so-called venture capital fund
designed to assist budding entre-
preneurs and start-ups, which
has received $1 million annually
from the Government since
being set-up.
Mr Smith said the 2006-2007
Budget was the first one in
which the Government had giv-
en fiscal predictions for the next
two to three years, and the Gov-
ernment was "doing our very
best to frame the Budget so we
keep pretty much within those
benchmarks".


For the 2006-2007 fiscal year,
which closes on june 30, the
Government projected that the
GFS fiscal deficit (a measure-
ment that strips out the cost of
debt principal redemption) will
be equivalent to 1.9 per cent of
Bahamian GDP, standing at
$125 million.
For this current Budget year,
recurrent revenues were fore-
cast to be $1.347 billion, while
recurrent expenditure and cap-
ital expenditure were projected
to be $1.386 billion and $196
million respectively.
For 2007-2008, the Govern-
ment has forecast that it will
reduce the GFS fiscal deficit to
1.3 per cent of GDP or $90 mil-


1 l1 Government Gouvernement
of Canada du Canada

AT YOUR SERVICE
The Canadian High Commission in Jamaica offers a registration
for Canadians who expect to be living in, or are already living
in The Bahamas for three months or more.
The service is provided in the event there is a need to contact
Canadians to offer urgent advice during a natural disaster or
civil unrest, or of a family emergency at hoie. The registration
is voluntary and personal information-provided on the registration
form is protected and used in accordance with the provisions
of the Privacy Act. For anyone who has registered with our
office in the past, we would appreciate being kept advised of
any changes to your address or telephone numbers.
You can register online at www.voyage.gc.ca. If you have any
concerns regarding the submission of your personal information
online, you may choose to register by mail, fax or in person
using our printed form, which can be picked up at our office or
downloaded at the above website.
Contact information:
Canadian Consulate
P.O. Box SS 6371 Shirley Street Shopping Plaza
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 393-2123
Fa:(-242) 393-1305
e-mails: kngtn-cs@international.gc.ca


lion, based on revenues of
$1.455 billion and recurrent
spending of $1.475 billion and
capital spending of $20 million.
Ultimately, the Government's
target is to reduce government
debt from a percentage of GDP
that was last year ar und 38.4
per cent to closer to 3 per cent;
reduce and then eliminate the
persistent fiscal deficits; and
keep the ratio of government
revenues to GDP at 20 per cent
or above.
Mr Smith said yesterday of
the public finances performance
in 2006-2007 to date: "We were
quite bullish on the revenue
side, especially for the first three
quarters. We saw a kind of
falling off last month, but that
might be a blip because of the
election. We're investigating
that to make sure it's not a
trend."
On the expenditure side, the
minister said there had been a
"widening of the gap", as capital
works projects previously
approved were now beginning
to start, drawing down on pre-
viously allocated funds.
Mr Smith said predicting the
start of public sector works pro-
jects, and when allocated capital
would be drawn, was becoming
increasingly difficult.
This was due to "capacity con-
straints" resulting from the high
level of private sector activity
relating to foreign investment
projects and residential and
commercial construction, which
were occupying all available
contractors and workers.
This, Mr Smith said, was caus-
ing time lags of up to six months
between project approval and
funfing being put in llace, and
construction on facilities such
as new schools startir.
"Going forward, we're really
going to have to find a way to
get a handle on this when it's
going to be spent, given the lev-
el of economic activity," Mr
Smith said. "It's a bit hard to
put your arms around it."


NOTICE



ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING SEMINAR FOR

THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY


The Compliance Commission, in conjunction with the
Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), will be holding
a half day seminar exclusively for the Real Estate Industry
on Friday, 27th April 2007 at the British Colonial Hilton.


The seminar will begin promptly a 9:30 a.m. and conclude
at 12:30 p.m.


The primary purpose of this seminar is to highlight
antimoney laundering issues specific to the Real Estate
Industry. Some of the subjects to be addressed are:


What makes a Real Estate Broker or Developer a
"Financial Institution";
The Compliance Commission's Registration Process;
A review of the risk-based on-site examination
process;
When and how to file a suspicious transaction report;
Impact or recent amendments on the Real Estate
Industry;
BREA as a Self-Regulatory Organization and much,
much more.


The Compliance Commission and BREA recommend
participation from all Real Estate Broker and developer
firms.


Kindly confirm your attendance with at BREA's office
telephone #322-2145 or at the Compliance Commission
telephone #702-1548.
_________________________i,-


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5B


INVETMET OPORTNIT


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


: .K LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

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

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

_DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
LOT NO.1, BLOCK NO. 45, DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES ..
E E AR3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of
sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the S one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching
subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure,
Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total
of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22,ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
encompasses a two storey building which is walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a of vinyl tiles.
wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility Appraisal: $265,225.00
room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern
under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

MURPHY TOWN ABACO

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




......... LOT NO. 6 BLOCK 13 WOODLAND WAY, WINTON HEIGHTS'(NASSAU)

. p. All that piece parcel or lot of land having an, area of 1 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the..Subdivision. kr1.wri' iin Heig his r6perty is comprised :of'a 26"yeaF c ,.:
S3 11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer,
guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units throughout
the house quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is
seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The
grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and -back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater
cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.
Appraisal: $385,369.75

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted
yellow trimmed white.

I LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS


All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The
yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which is Wimpole St., go around the
curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the
subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.


DUNDAS TOWN

Lot # 21, crown allotment, this is vacant land approximately 10,810 sq. ft. situated off s.c. bootle drive. APPRAISAL: $17,836.50

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

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00


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



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded
and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a
distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2
ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

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


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited,
and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
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drove a surge in revenue.
AirTran said it earned $2.4
million, or 3 cents per share,
in the January-March period
versus a loss of $8.8 million, or
10 cents per share, in the year-
ago period.
Sense
"We obviously feel a sense
of satisfaction with the first
quarter even though our prof-
it is not large," said Joe
Leonard, AirTran chairman
and chief executive during a
conference call Wednesday.
"The first quarter for us is
always a tough quarter."
Leonard cited AirTran's
profits despite winter storms
and continuing high fuel prices
as contributing to the compa-
ny's profitability.
"About $4.5 million dollars


in refunds were issued due to
storms and cancellations,"
Leonard said. "That's a sub-
stantial loss, but we're pretty
happy with the way we've got-
ten through it."
Two weeks ago, AirTran
told Wall Street to expect a
"slight profit." Analysts polled
by Thomson Financial were
looking for a penny per share.
Revenue jumped 21 percent
to $504.5 million from $416
million. Analysts expected
$504.3 million in revenue.
"This is a good indicator,"
said analyst Ray Neidl, of
Calyon Securities Inc. "If Air-
Tran can do well in the first
quarter, they should be able to
carry this through for the
year."
AirTran shares added 10
cents, or .86 percent, to $11.70
in midday trading on the New


York Stock Exchange. They
have ranged from $9.06 to
$15.77 over the past year.
AirTran has offered about
$389 million in cash and stock
for Midwest Air Group Inc.,
but the Midwest board has rec-
ommended that shareholders
reject the bid as inadequate
and has argued it can be more
profitable alone.
That means there could be a
showdown at Midwest's annu-
al shareholders meeting in
June. AirTran has courted
Midwest shareholders for more
than a year, boosting its bid
from an initial offer of $78 mil-
lion.
"We're confident that at the
end of the day we will prevail,"
Leonard said. "It's taking two
good airlines and making one
great airline."
Airline
A combined airline would
offer more than 200 airplanes
serving more than 70 cities,
Leonard said. AirTran's ten-
der offer expires May 16.
In AirTran's earnings report,
it said revenue passenger miles,
which measure one paying pas-
senger flown one mile, rose
19.2 percent to 3.65 billion in
the quarter. Capacity increased
20.5 percent to 5.21 billion
available seat miles.
Load factor, which measures
the percentage of available
seats filled, was 70.1 percent,
down from 70.8 percent a year
ago. Average fare rose 6 per-
cent to $94.29.
AirTran announced plans to
begin service in 2007 to St.
Louis. Mo.; San Diego, Calif.;
Charleston, S.C. and Portland,
Maine. Midwest stocks rose 32
cents, or 2.33 percent, to $13.84
in midday trading on the
American Stock Exchange.


* By JIM ELLIS
Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -
AirTran Holdings Inc., parent
of regional carrier AirTran
Airways and a spurned bidder
for rival Midwest Air, on
Wednesday said it swung to a
first-quarter profit as higher
fares and improved traffic


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NOTICE
Procurement of School Furniture/General School and Cleaning for the
Y ear 2007
1.0 The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (hereafter called the
"Purchaser") now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers for the procurement
of School Furniture/General School and Cleaning for the School Year
2006.
2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from the
Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education, Headquarters,
Thompson Blvd. from Monday, 2nd April, 2007, and obtain further
information, at the second address given below.
3.0 Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed
envelop bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject
bided on (e.g. "School Furniture").
4.0 Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address.
on or before Friday, 27th April, 2007 by 5:00pm (local time). It will
not be necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent by
mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.
4.0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of those
Bidders or their representative who choose to attend, at 10:00am on
Tuesday, 1st May, 2007 at the first address below.
(1) The Chairman Tender
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whilfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 327-1530
(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571


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UK banks


ABN


* By JULIA WERDIGIER
c.2007 New York Times
News Service
LONDON Royal Bank
of Scotland, the British bank,
and two other European
lenders Wednesday offered
72.2 billion euros, or $98.5 bil-
lion, for ABN AMRO, the
largest Dutch bank, triggering
one of the biggest takeover
battles in the banking indus-
try.
Royal Bank of Scotland,
together with Banco Santandei"
Central Hispano, Spain's
largest bank, and Fortis, a Bel-
gium banking group, offered
39 euros a share in stock and
cash for ABN AMRO.
Their offer, 70 percent in
cash and the rest in stock,
trumps a 36.25 euros all-share
recommended offer made by
Barclays, another British bank,
on Monday.
The bid by the Royal Bank
of Scotland group depends on
ABN AMRO keeping LaSalle
Bank, its American operation,
which is considered one of its
most attractive assets. On
Monday, ABN AMRO


announced that it had agreed
to sell 1 aSalle to Bank of
America in what was widely
seen as an attempt to discour-
age an approach by the Royal
Bank of Scotland consortium.
If successful, the Royal Bank
of Scotland bid would likely
lead to a break up of ABN
Amro, something the Dutch
bank has said it is eager to
avoid.
Rijkman Groenink, ABN
AMROs chief executive, has
in the past said that he would
reject any plans to split up
ABN AMRO, where he has
spent almost all of his career.
Before Wednesday's offer,
he had said that he would pre-
fer a combination with Bar-
clays, which would create one
of the woIrld's largest banks, to
any appi.Oich that would break
up ABN AMRO.
On Moniiday, Groenink said
that he did not think dividing
the bank up made financial
sense.
Some analysts said that the
battle foi ABN AMRO would
not be decided on price
because of Groenink's eager-
ness to a\oid a division of the


bids


Amro


bank. I le could argue, they
said, that there is more long-
term value or shareholders ift'
AB3N AM\RO merges with
Barclays to create ;a larger
bank instead of being split
among three rivals.
Wednesday's counitero offer
also depends onil the Royal
Bank of Scotland group get-
ting financial information
about ABN AMRO.
Other analysts said that
shareholders may still opt for
the higher t takeover offer.
The Childten's Investment
Iund, an activist hedge fund
investor in. ABN AMvlRO
whose pressure on the bank's
managemttent boatl to boost
the share price triggered the
start of takeover talks with
Barclays earlier this veart
Wednesday called the oftir by
the Royal Bank of Scotland
consortium l"compelling.'"


RENT
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The London-based fund,
which owns less than 3 percent
in the Dutch bank, also said
that ABN AMRO must now
allow the Royal Bank of Scot-
land group full access to the
same financial information it
has already given to Barclays.
It said that ABN AMRO
should recommend the offer,
and terminate the sale of
LaSalle.


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THE TRIBUNE


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THE TRIBUNE


BI SINESSI


I Fed chief urges more





financial responsibility


N By JEANNINE AVERSA
,AP Economics Writer
WVASHINGTON (AP) It
mfght be a hard sell to kids
daydreaming about prom,
supimer vacation or hanging


with friends, but Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke tried anyway: Take
time to learn how to handle
money.
"Although financial matters
are probably not at the front of


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Julius Baer, a leading global wealth manager is
: seeking to employ an experienced professional to
: join their team as:


| Portfolio Specialist

i The main tasks of this position are:

Monitor and implement global investment
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client;
Execute trades and control procedures to portfolio
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Implement Portfolio Management policies,
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Market Portfolio Management services to
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r The successful candidate will have:

Minimum three years experience in portfolio
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;P.O. Box N-4890 Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
Nassau, Bahamas Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore
Nassau, Bahamas





HARBOR SIDE
RESORT
AT
ATLANTIS
THE ATLANTIS VACATION CLUB

IIOB OPPORTUNITY

AVAILABLE

Director of Sales

SALES DEPARTMENT

Job Summary
Interested candidates must have the ability to:
Direct, coordinate, and staff the sales operation at Harborside
Resort at Atlantis.
Work in coordination with the Marketing department on the
development of Marketing and Sales Programs.
Deliver results by meeting targeted sales goals, budget
management, staff and personal development.
Participate in weekly Yield Meetings and is proactive in
developing the SVO culture at The Harborside Resort at
Direct the hiring and development of the leadership talent
necessary to achieve the goals.
Communicate all necessary information in a timely fashion to
the Project Director.
Establish and maintain a consistent, relevant training programs)
Utilizing company resources
Schedule management and sales executives in a manner that
will create a smooth flow and process to achieve company
goals.
Lead the sales operation in a constancy of purpose striving to
maintain our corporate vision and culture.
Anticipate the needs of the operation and the customer.
Create a synergistic environment with Operations, Marketing,
SVO corporate.
Constantly strives to operate the Sales department profitably.
(NOTE: Always seeking the most efficient ways to operate
the sales function.)
Direct the planning, organization, and coordination of the
morning sales meeting "Pump Sessions".
Train Sales & Leadership talent according to SVO and brand
guidelines.
SQualifications:
Proven successful track record of directing Sales and Marketing
teams.
S* A minimum of proven 5 years recent vacation ownership
experience at a Director level position. Starwood Vacation
ownership experience is a plus.
Experience gained through increasingly responsible
management positions within sales.
Strong leadership skills.
Excellent communication, listening and organizational skills.
e* College degree preferred.
All interested candidates should submit their resumes by
; May llth, 2007. Fax number 242-363-6822


your minds today, the day will
come when you will be respon-
sible for managing your own
or your family's budget or
when you find that you need to
save to get the things you want
- a college education, a new
car or even your own home,"
Bernanke said Wednesday in
remarks prepared for students
at Wilson Senior High School.


An explosion of financial
products means that people
have to be increasingly more
financially sophisticated, he
pointed out. That also means
students need to understand
the fundamentals of budget-
ing, banking, saving and invest-
ment, Bernanke said.
"It is also essential that you
know how to use properly


SALE OF GOODS
Storm Frame Windows is selling
High Quality Hurricane Resistant Casement Windows
at LOW discounted prices due to non-payment of goods.
Company willing to absorb cost, s.

For more information contact our store
on Mt. Royal Avenue

Tel: 325-6633




Computer Company Seeks Person to fill the position of
Receptionist Sales Clerk.
Applicants should possess the following:-
Good Organization Skills
Be Computer Literate
Be Punctual
Previous experience in computer equipment sales industry a
plus.

Interested applications should send restunes
and other information to
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Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
positions in the following areas:

ELEMENTARY:
Physical Education Teacher
Music Teacher
Teacher for grades 1 through six

HIGH SCHOOL
Religious Studies/Christian Values
Mathematics/;Information Technology
Mathematics, Physics
Physics, Biology
French and Spanish or Literature
English language and Literature
Food and Nutrition, Needlework Art
Male Physical Education
Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

High School applicants should be qualified and willing
to teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T. II, and AP level with at
least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, with 6 years
experience at High School levcl in the particular subject
area along with a Teacher's Certificate. A Masters Degree
in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,
would be an asset.All successful candidates should have
the following:
* An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
* A Teaching Certificate
* Excellent Communication Skills
* A love for children and learning
* High standards of morality
* Be a born again Christian

Letters of application together with a recent color
photograph and detailed Curriculum Vita (including
the names and addresses of at least three references,
one being the name of one's church minister) should be
forwarded to:

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications and
experience.
Deadline for applications is Friday May 4, 2007.


and responsibly the many
types of credit that will be at
your disposal, such as credit
cards," he added.
In pushing this cause,
Bernanke picked up one of the
passions of predecessor Alan
Greenspan.
A nationwide survey last
year found that on average,
high school seniors got a flunk-
ing grade when it came to
financial literacy. They
answered correctly only 52.4
percent of questions about per-
sonal finance and economics.
The survey, sponsored by the
Jump$tart Coalition for Per-
sonal Financial Literacy, was
released by the Federal
Reserve.


The dismal results of the sur-
vey underscored the need for
students to improve their
financial know-how.
"As you think about your
future, don't forget the impor-
tance of financial literacy,"
Bernanke told the students.
In his remarks, he did not
talk about the future course of
interest rates in the United
States or the state of the econ-
omy.
Many economists believe the
Federal Reserve next month
will keep a key interest rate at
5.25 percent, where it has been
since last June. Before taking a
break, the Fed had steadily
boosted rates for two years to
fend off inflation.


HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS
IS HIRING SALES AND
MARKETING EXECUTIVES

Are you searching for a career with an ocean
of earning potential?
Harborside Resort at Atlantis is currently seeking Sales and
Marketing Executives to join our team in generating maximum
vacation ownership sales while maintaining both a professional
personal image and upholding company standards of integrity and
professionalism in servicing our clients.We are looking for
candidates with:
* Proven vacation ownership sales and marketing experience
* Focus on efficiency, net closing, sales volume
and Owner services
* Excellent communication skills at all levels
* College education (a plus)
* Ability to perform work in The Bahamas
At Harborside Resort at Atlantis you'll discover all the
advantages you would expect from one of the world's leading
travel and hospitality companies, including outstanding
compensation and benefits. If you want a career that will help
you sail into the sunset one day, it starts with Harborside
Resort at Atlantis.
For immediate consideration, please respond to the Recruiter,
Harborside Resort at Atlantis, on or before May 4. Qualified
candidates may fax resumes to 407.418.7066, email to
recrultment-caribbean@starwoodvo.com or mail to:


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9002 San Marco Court
Orlando, Florida 32819
USA

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HARBORSIDE
RESORT
ATLANTIS


NOTICE




I Lampkinr

I company
Insumnre Brmkers & Benefit Consultants lid.

BAHAMIANS-PLEASE EXERCISE

YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

In order to encourage our staff and clients

to do the same, we will be open from

8:;30am to 12:30pm

on Wednesday, May 2nd.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

LAMPKIN & COMPANY
Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Ltd.


12 Montrose Ave. P.O. Box EE 15280

Phone: (242) 325-0850 Fax: (242) 326-8024
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THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9B


Bank warns liquidity


FROM page one

within the Bahamian commer-
cial banking system, while the
competition between banks for
deposits meant gross interest
margins on Commonwealth
Bank's "consumer-based prod-
ucts" were likely to come
under pressure.
James Smith, minister of
state for finance, while recent-
ly telling The Tribune that the
Central Bank was unlikely to
raise the Bahamian Prime
Rate to prevent it becoming
disconnected from commer-
cial bank rates, admitted that
banking liquidity was "at the
lower end of the comfort lev-
el", standing at $170 million
at the end of March.
Commonwealth Bank
acknowledged that "any sig-
nificant growth in our loan
base is likely to be tempered
by the level of liquidity in the
banking system", although
demand for credit was set to
remain high due to overall
economic growth and rela-
tively low unemployment.
The bank's analysis mir-
rored the Government's hopes
that capital inflows associated
with business expansion and
foreign direct investment pro-
jects would kick-in to boost
banking liquidity and the
Bahamas' foreign exchange
reserves.
Mr Sands also warned that
"delays in the development of
major projects", singling out
Baha Mar's $2.4 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment, and the
impact of the Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) on US tourist arrivals
and the hotel industry, would
require careful monitoring.
Commonwealth bank gen-
erated $40.4 million in net


income during the 12 months
to December 31, 2006, an
increase of 27 per cent over
the previous year, with rev-
enues up 16.4 per cent to $81.6
million.
Mr Sands told the bank's
shareholders that while it had
achieved "double digit loan
growth", the impaired loan to
total loan and total asset ratios
were "well-controlled".
Impaired loans stood at 1.46
per cent of the total loan port-
folio at year-end, and 1.19 per
cent of total assets.
Some $5 million had been
gained through credit recov-
ery during 2006, Mr Sands
said, and "a significant amount
of the bank's gross impaired
loan total resides in Grand
Bahama, which continues to
experience a general econom-
ic downturn". Consumer loan
impairment on that island
stood at 2 per cent, compared
to an overall average of 1.2
per cent.
This had resulted from the
2004 hurricane season and
subsequent closure of the Roy-
al Oasis resort, with the loss
of 1200 jobs. As at December
2005, some $2.4 loans were
being monitored, including 110
that were related to Drift-
wood, then-owners of the
Royal Oasis, totalling $0.8 mil-
lion.
Mr Sands said Common-
wealth Bank's return on assets
and return on equity, the two
most common measures of
bank efficiency and perfor-
mance, increased by 4.2 per
cent and 9.9 per cent respec-
tively in 2006, ending the year
at 34.82 per cent and 3.76 per
cent.
Its overall efficiency ratio,
which accounts for non-inter-
est expenses, compared to rev-


enue generation also improved
to 46.7 per cent.
During 2006, Common-
wealth Bank saw its mortgage
portfolio expand by 36 per
cent, or $51.9 million, to $196.1
million, slightly below the pre-
vious year's growth rate, while
the consumer loan and credit
card portfolio also'enjoyed
"double digit growth" to end
2006 at $568 million and $32.3
million respectively.
The overall loan book grew
by 17 per cent in 2006 or
$123.2 million to $828.8 mil-
lion. Deposits rose by $118.1
million or 17.3 per cent to
$798.4 million, while cash and
liquid assets expanded by
$31.9 million or 52.8 per cent
to $92.3 million.
Net interest income stood at
$72.2 million, compared to $62
million the year before, a rise
of $10.2 million or 16.5 per
cent, while interest expense
grew by 25.8 per cent to $32.2
million. Net interest margins
fell slightly from 6.7 per cent to
6.6 per cent, as pressure grew
on deposit rates.
Non-interest income rose by
$3.4 million or 18.8 per cent
to $21.2 million, while non-
interest expenses grew by $2.9
million or 7.5 per cent to $41.2
million.
Commonwealth Bank said
its total capital ratio at Decem-
ber 31, 2006, stood at 23.1 per
cent, some 2.9 times higher
than the minimum capital lev-
el required by regulators.
Its Tier 1 capital, primarily
featuring ordinary sharehold-
er equity, totalled $106.5 mil-
lion at year-end, a rise of $17.9
million or 20.2 per cent. Tier 2
capital, which comes from
preference shareholders and
cannot exceed Tier 1 capital,
stood at $85 million.


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INTERNATIONAL BANK


ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS
FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED
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Minimum of 5 BGCSE Certificates inclusive of Mathematics & English Language
(Grades of 'C' or better)
General PC Knowledge Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Fast & Accurate Keyboarding Skills
Prior banking experience, though not required would be an asset
Applicants should also possess excellent:
Written & Verbal Communication Skills
Interpersonal & Organizational Skills
Analytical & Problem Solving Skills

If you believe that you've got what it takes and want to join our team, please submit
a detailed resume, including your email address, along with copies of all *relevant
documents to the address listed below:

Miss Deangelia Deleveaux Business Associate
Human Resources Department
FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
P.O.Box N 7125
Nassau, Bahamas
(Important: Please ensure that you include your return e-mail address)

*Relevant Documents must include:

Copies of your high school diploma, certificates, professional qualifications, etc.
Three (3) written character references on your behalf
A copy of your valid police certificate
Two of your most recent (2) passport-sized photos
First 4 pages of your valid passport.
Copy of your valid National Insurance Board Card
rI
Note:
Resumes submitted without copies of certificates will not be considered.
Candidates who are contacted for an interview will be requested to provide original
documents/certificates for verification.
FirstCaribbean Bank offers a full range of market-leading financial services in Corporate,
Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We
are the largest, regionally listed bank in the English-speaking Caribbean, with over 3,500
staff. FirstCaribbean offers a very competitive remuneration package, a medical/health
program, a pension scheme and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to all of our employees.
Additionally, we have a clear talent management strategy, which ensures to prepare you
effectively to take on a leadership role within the business and provide a solid foundation
for your future career.
FirstCaribbean International Bank is an affiliate of CIBC


_____ __ __ ;"'. *


TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS

CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.



THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


wishes to announce that


applications are now


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


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


The qualification for each post is available upon request.


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


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


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



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


GN-493
















TREASURY DEPARTMENT



PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REMINDER


The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas advises all persons who have
not yet verified for the January 2007 exercise to do so without delay.

Failure to present oneself or the appropriate life and payment certificate for
verification will result in the interruption of payments for June 2007.

For further details, pensioners may contact the Pension Section of the Public
Treasury at telephone nos. 356-4224 or 322-4561


PUBLIC NOTICE- REMINDER


The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas advises all pensioners, who
have not yet verified for the January, 2007 verification exercise to do so without
delay.

Pensioners are to visit the Public Treasury Department on the ground floor of the
British American Insurance House, Marlborough St. and Navy Lion Road, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday to Friday, bringing with them
some form of Identification such as a. Passport, Voter's Card, National Insurance I
D or Driver's License with photo. Failing to present oneself or the appropriate life
and payment certificate for verification, will result in the interruption of bank
payments.

Please note that life and payment certificates are no longer required on a monthly
basis. However, pensioners must be verified during January and July of each year.
The life and payment certificates must be duly certified.

The following life and payment certificates are available at the Public Treasury:

General Form 20 Official Pension Life & Payment Certificate to be used by
retired Public Officers

21 World War I Veterans and Widows Life & Payment
Certificate to be used by Veterans & Widows of World War 1

30 Parliamentary Pension Life & Payment Certificate to be used
by retired Parliamentarians

120 Bahamas Widows' & Orphans' Pension Fund Certificate to be
used by Widows' & Orphans' Pensioners

All pensioners, in receipt of a pension that is paid by the Public Treasury, are urged
to verify during the designated months, each year, in order to avoid any
inconvenience.

For further details, pensioners may contact the Pension Section of the Treasury at
telephone nos. 356-4224 or 322-4561.


THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9B










,PAW BTHURIAI APRII L2.20---RBN


O .







B hamas Co-operative League Limited
&
Bahamas Co-operative League
Insurance Brokerage Limited


will be relocating
to our new office complex at

Russell Road
(Oakes Field across from COB campus through
thk corner of McDonald's-we're right next door)

On Monday April 23,2007


Our new telephone number is

302-0100


We look forward to serving you
at our new location.


GN 491


I
To-All Franchise Holder:


Public Notice
Road Traffic Department


Public Service Vehicle Licensing & Inspection

In accordance with Section 88 of Road Traffic Act,
Chapter 220, Statue Laws of The Bahamas, the
licensing and inspection of all Public Service Vehicles
will be carried out in New Providence and the Family
Islands beginning Tuesday May 1st thru Thursday, 31
May 2007.

Owners and operators of these vehicles must
ensure that the total numbers of vehicles covered
by ;their franchise are presented for inspection.
When an owner/operator present fewer vehicles for
ins:ection than the number covered by his/her
fruithise, the Road Traffic Authority Board in
the :absence of proof will assume that he/she no
longer needs the franchise which are not presented for
inspection. The Authority therefore, requires him/her
to show cause why his/her franchise should not be
reduced on the strength of Section 89(1) of the Road
TralhTic Act.

Further, all franchise holders must produce
documented proof to show that their franchise is
operational at the time inspection.4


Signed:


FROM page 1
zania, but by 1983 had run into
financial difficulties owing, in
part, to the Tanzanian govern-
ment's non-payment of sums
owed to Dr Gollmner.
As a result, a Dr Ibrahim
Kamel agreed to step in and pro-
vide financial assistance to the
companies in return for gaining
a stake in the enterprise, leading
to the creation of new entities
and agreements between the
parties involved.
These arrangements involved
a restructuring of Tanzania's
debts to the Geosurvey group,
plus new banking arrangements
with BSI (Overseas) Bahamas.
This led to a contract being
signed on December 31, 1984,
where GIL and Geo agreed to
transfer to Geosurvey Holdings
Ltd all their undertakings and
debts, including the sums owed
by Tanzania.
To effect this, Geosurvey
Holdings, GIL, Geo and BSI
(Overseas) Bahamas executed
an escrow agreement on April
15, 1985, with the Bahamian
bank to serve as escrow agent
for an account "to which it will
credit" the proceeds from col-
lecting all overdue debts.
The restructuring led to an
arrangement where Dr Gollmer
gave up majority control of Geo-
survey Holdings, retaining 49
per cent, while Dr Kanmel took
51 per cent and became chair-
man and financial controller.
A dispute between the two
broke out, and in October 1989
Dr Kamel was removed as chair-
man, financial controller and a
director of Geosurvey Holdings,
yet he was successful in regain-
ing control in late 1993.
Before that, though, the Privy
Council said that while Dr
Gollmer was still in charge, the
Bahamian law firm Callenders
& Co wrote to BSI (Overseas)
Bahamas on July 12, 1991,


enclosing three letters from
Geosurvey Holdings, Geo and
GIL terminating the escrow
agreement "with immediate
effect".
BSI (Overseas) Bahamas had
already issued a writ in Novem-
ber 1990 against Geosurvey
Holdings and GIL to recover
commissions it alleged it was
owed for the escrow agency ser-
vices, claiming it was entitled to
be paid "customary rates" for
the years 1985-1990. This period
was later extended to 2003.
GIL, in its defence and coun-
terclaim, sought a declaration
that the escrow agreement had
been cancelled as a result of the
July 1991 letters, but this was
dismissed on the first day of the
Supreme Court trial.
Geosurvey Holdings, though,
in its defence and counterclaim
alleged that BSI (Overseas)
Bahamas was not entitled to
compensation under Bahamian
law, and that the 1991 letters
meant the agreement had been
terminated, seeking a court dec-
laration to confirm this.
But then, the Privy Council
recorded: "In June 2003, Geo-
survey Holdings substantially re-
amended its defence and coun-
terclaim, reflecting the change
of control which had occurred
since its initially amended ver-
sion. The re-amendments includ-
ed deletion of the contention
that the 1991 letters had termi-
nated the Escrow Agreement.
"Instead, Geosurvey Holdings
pleaded that the 1991 letters did
not have that effect on the
grounds that the Escrow Agree-
ment could not be determined;
two of the directors who signed
the May 1991 letter from Geo-
survey Holdings were disquali-
fied from acting because there


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BM AL aITI, R .AMA8.cOM P..O MORE DATA &iNFORMATION
52'.al aecure f FI:0'HG da'6 / YTD 109 VT'Ii% 03 82
_2. 52,iik-LA Securt y Previu.,s Close Today's Close Ch,-, j... Dai. c.i EPS D ri. t r E Yielat
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12.05 10.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.59 0.00 1.689 0.400 6.9 3.45%
09.00 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.737 0.260 12.2 2.89%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 4.000 0.265 0.020 3.2 2.35%
2.50 2 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.243 0.060 10.3 2.40%
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 200 0.170 0.050 7.6 3.85%
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2.88 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.43 2.43 0.00 9,100 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 k 10.99 Finco 12.49 12.49 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.7 4.58%
14.70 11.50 FirstCaribbean 14.62 14.62 0.00 15 0.977 0.500 15.0 3.40%
17.11. 10.42 Focol 17.11 17.11 0.00 1.644 0.510 10.4 2.98%
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was a penal investigation being
conducted against them; the let-
ter had been sent pursuant to an
illegal arrangement between the
directors who had agreed to dis-
pose of Geosurvey Holdings'
assets for personal gain; BSI had
acted in breach of its duty under
the Escrow Agreement. Geo-
survey Holdings also sought a
declaration that the Escrow
Agreement remained in
effect."
During the Supreme Court tri-
al, after the Bahamian bank had
called all its evidence, Geosur-
vey Holdings made a final
amendment seeking damages
from BSL (Overseas) Bahamas
on grounds of breach of duty.
The Bahamian bank denied
the damages claim, admitted
receiving the 1991 letters and
said Bahamian law did not pre-
vent it receiving commissions for
acting as the escrow agent.
At the trial, the Privy Council
recorded: "Having dismissed all
Geosurvey Holdings' various
heads of claim against BSI, the
judgment turned to BSI's claim
for commission against Geosur-
vey Holdings and GIL. In view
of the absence of the 'separate
document' as contemplated by
the Escrow Agreement, the
judge concluded that BSI was,


Bahamian bank wins


JULIUS BAER BANK & TRUST

(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, a leading
financial institution, is seeking candidates for the following
position:

COMPLIANCE / MONEY LAUNDERING
REPORTING OFFICER

Requirements:

At least 5 years banking experience
CPA designation or equivalent
*A broad understanding of Bahamian laws and regulations
applicable to banking and trust administration
Excellent communication and computer skills
Ability to work with strict deadlines and little supervision

Duties include:
Oversight and review of the Bank's AML/KYC policies,
porcedures and transaction monitoring systems
Liaising with regulators and auditors including follow-
up on findings
Conducting investigations
Regular interaction with the Bank's legal counsel
Reporting on compliance issues to management and the
Board of Directors
Coordinating and administering compliance training for
key regulations
Maintaining the Bank's compliance with Group's standards
Rviewing new products, business relationships and
contracts

Interested person meeting the above criteria should apply in
writing, on or before May 4th, 2007 enclosing a full r6sum6
with cover letter to:


BY MAIL
Personal & Confidential
Deputy Resident Manager
P.O. Box N-4890
Nassau, Bahamas


BY HAND
Personal & Confidential
Deputy Resident Manager
Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore
Nassau, Bahamas


The Anglican Centre Education Authority
invites applications from qualified Teachers for the
following positions available in Anglican Schools
for September 2007. The public is advised that
these positions are being advertised in accordance
with the policies of the Immigration Authorities
beforeApplication for the renewal of Work Permits is
submitted. Bahamians are encouraged to apply.

Spanish Teachers
French Teachers
Home Economics Teacher
Commerce/Economics Teacher
Social Studies Teachers
Primary Teachers
Language/Literature Teachers
Mathematics Teachers
Computer Teachers
Chemistry Teachers
Physics Teachers
Physical Education Teacher
Religious Knowledge Teacher
Biology Teacher
General Science Teacher
Music Teacher
Art Teacher




Only qualified Teachers with Bachelor's Degree and
Teacher Training need apply. A minimum of two years
teaching experience is required. Teachers should have a
working knowledge of computers.
For further details please contact the Anglican
Central Education Authority on Sands and East Street
at telephone (242) 322-3015 or write to:

The Director of Education
The Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O.Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas


as a matter of principle, entitled
to be paid for acting as escrow
agent at customary rates.
"However, he decided that
BSI was disentitled from claim-
ing such commission for two rea-
sons: first, because the Escrow
Agreement had been deter-
mined by the 1991 letters; sec-
ondly, because the 1989 Act pre-
vented BSI from obtaining such
commission."
In its Privy Council appeal,
Geosurvey Holdings argued that
it was not for the judge to find
that the escrow agreement had
been terminated, as this was not
its or BSI's position at the
Supreme Court hearing. It also
alleged that Justice Lyons
unfairly led Geosurvey Holdings
to believe he would not "make
such a finding", and that it was
unnecessary for it to supply
rebuttal evidence.
The Privy Council said it was
"clear" that Geosurvey Hold-
ings' appeal "must fail", as a
claim in its pleaded case
"inevitably required the judge
to consider whether or not the
escrow agreement was still in
existence".
In addition, BSI had to make
out its claim against GIL, which
involved whether or not the
escrow agreement had survived.
As for the claim.that the judge
unfairly led Geosurvey Hold
ings, the Privy Council said no
evidence existed to show this
was the case.





I BUSINESS


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 10B THURSDAYAPRIL 26, 2007


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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11B


THE TRIBUNE


Large goods orders




hit three-month high


By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Orders to U.S. factories for
big-ticket manufactured goods
rose in March at the fastest clip
in three months, helped by the
biggest jump in orders by busi-
nesses to expand and modern-
ize in 2 1/2 years.
The Commerce Department
reported Wednesday that
demand for durable goods rose
3.4 percent last month com-
pared with February. That was
significantly better than the 2.5
percent increase that had been
expected.
Much of the strength last
month came from a 37.6 per-
cent surge in demand for com-
mercial aircraft. However,
orders for business capital
goods excluding aircraft also
posted a strong gain of 4.7 per-
cent.
That was the best showing
for this closely watched cate-
gory of business investment
since a 7.9 percent rise in Sep-
tember 2004. The rebound
came after two consecutive
4 monthly declines had increased
worries that troubles in hous-
ing and auto manufacturing
were beginning to cause other










IIGHT
FoS hesore


businesses to grow more pes-
simistic about the future.
The 3.4 percent rise in total
orders pushed demand for
durable goods up to $214.9 bil-
lion in March following a 2.4
percent increase in February,
which was previously report-
ed as a weaker 1.7 percent rise.
Manufacturing has endured
a slowdown in recent months,
reflecting troubles in the hous-
ing industry, which have cut
demand for construction
equipment, and weakness in
autos, where U.S. car makers
are struggling to reduce an
overhang of unsold cars.
The manufacturing weak-
ness mirrors weakness in the
overall economy, where
growth has been depressed for
the past year.
Many economists believe the
economy slowed to an annual
growth rate of just 1.8 percent
in the first three months of this
year, which would be the


weakest showing since the end
of 2005 when the country was
struggling to cope with the dev-
astation from Hurricane Kat-
rina. The government will
release its first look at growth
in the gross domestic product
for the January-March period
on Friday.
The strength in aircraft
orders pushed overall demand
for transportation goods up by
8 percent in March. Orders for
new cars and trucks rose by 3.3
percent, the best showing since
December, and a sign that
automakers are beginning to
get control of their inventory
levels.
Orders for computers
dropped by 4.2 percent last
month but demand for com-
munications equipment shot
up 12.3 percent and orders for
primary metals such as steel
were up 2.5 percent, rebound-
ing from a 3.7 percent drop in
February.


Independent Auditor's Report
to the members of Standard Chartered PLC


We have audited the Group (Standard Chartered PLC and its
subsidianes) and Company (Standard Chartered PLC) financial
statements (togemer referred to as the financial statements)
for the year ended 31 December 2006 which compose the Group
Income Statement, the Group and Company Balance Sheets.
the Group and Company Cash Row Statements, the Group and
Company Statements of Recognised Income and Expense, and
the rated noms. These financial statements have been prepared
under the accounting polidces set out therein. We have also
audited the information in the Directors' Remuneration Report
that is described as having been audited.
This report is made solely to the Company's members, as a
body, in accordance with section 235 of the Companies Act
1965 Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might
stateto the Company's members those matters we are required
to stale to them in an auditor's report and for no other purpose.
To the fulest extent permitted by law. we do not accept or
assume responsblity to anyone other than the Company and
the Comnpany's members as a body, for our audit work, lor this
report, or for the opinions we have formed.
Respective responsibilities of directors and auditor
The directors' responsibiloes for preparing the Annual Repon,r.
the Directors' Remuneration Report and the financial statements
in accordance with applicable law and International nancial
Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the EU are set out
in the Statement of Directors' Responsibilities on page 74.
Our responsiblty is to audit the financial statements and the
part of the Directors' Remuneration Report to be audited in
accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements
and International Standards on Auditing (UK and lreland).
We report to you our opinion as to whether the financial
statements give a true and fair view and whether the financial
statements and the part of the Directors' Remuneration Report
to be audited have been property prepared in accordance with
the Companies Act 1985 and, as regards the Group financial
statements. Article 4 of the AS Regulation. We also report to
you whether In our opinion the Information given in the Report
of the Directors is consistent with the financial statements. The
Information given in the Report of Directors includes Information
presented in the Chairman's statement, the Group Chief
Executive's Review and the Financial and Business Reviews
that are cross referenced from the Report of the Directors. In
addition we report to you If the Company has not kept proper
accounting records, if we have not received all the information
and explanations we require for our audit, or if information
specified by law regarding directors' remuneration and other
transactions Is not disclosed.
We review whether the Corporate Governance Statement reflects
the Company's compliance with the nine provisions of the 2003
FRC Combined Code specified for our review by the Usting Rules
of the Financial Services Authority, and we report If it does not.
We are not required to consider whether the Board's statements
on Internal control cover at risks and controls, or form an opinion
on the effectiveness of the Group's corporate governance
procedures cr its risk and control procedures


We read other information contained In the Annual Report
and consider whether it is consistent with the audcted financial
statements. We consider the implications for our report if we
become aware of any apparent misstatements or material
inconsistencies with the financial statements. Our responsiiies
do not extend to any other information.
Basis of audit opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with International
SStandards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) issued by the Auditing
Practices Boart. An audit include examination, on a test basis,
of evidence relevant to the amounts and disclosures in the
financial statements and the part of the Directors'Remuneration
Report to be audited. It also Includes an assessment of the
significant estimates and judgements made by the directors in
the preparation of the financial statements, and of whether the
accounting pones are appropriate to the Group's and Companys
circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed.
We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain al the
Information and explanations which we considered necessary
in order to provide us with sufficient evidence to give reasonable
assurance that the financial statements and the part of the
Directors' Remuneration Report to be audited are free from
material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or other
irregularity or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the
overall adequacy of the presentation of information in the financial
statements and the part of the Directors' Remuneration Report to
be audited.
Opinion
in our opinion:
* the Group financial statements give a true and fair view, in
accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU, of the state of
the Group's affairs as at 31 December 2006 and of its profit
for the year then ended;
te Company financial statements give a true and fair view,
in accordance with IFPRSs as adopted by the EU as applied in
accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 1985,
of the state of the Company's affairs as at 31 December 2006;
the financial statements and the part of the Directors'
Remuneration Report to be audited have been properly
prepared n accordance with the Companies Act 1985 and.
as regards the Group financial statements, Article 4 of the
LAS Regulation: and
the information given in the Report of the Directors is consistent
with the financial statements.

KPMG Audit Plc
London
Chartered Accountants
Registered Auditor
27 February 2007


Consolidated Balance Sheet
As at 31 December 2006

20O9 2006
Assets
Casha nd balances at central banks 41 7,698 8.012
Financial assets held at fair value throughprofit or loss 14 15,715 10,333
Dervafive financial instriumnents 15 13,154 9.370
Loansand advances to banks 16.19 19,724 21.701
Loans and advances to customers 17,19 139,330 111.791
investment securities 21 49,487 37,863
interests i associates 22 218 128
Goodwil and tiangOi le assets 24 6,146 4,321
Property, plant and equipment 25 2,168- 1,644
Deferred tax assets 26 538 498
Other assets 27 8,601 7,163
Prepayenits and aoctued income 3,268 2,272
Total assets 266,047 215,096
Liabitties
Deposits by anks 28 26,233 18.834
Customer accounts 29 147,382 119,931
Fianial labilties eha at fair value through profit or loss 30 9,969 6.293
Derivative financial Instruments 15 13,703 9,864
Debt securities in Issue 31 23.514 25.913
Current lax tablties 68 283
Other iatles 33 11,355 8.446
Accruals and deferred Income 3,210 2.319
Provisions for iabties and charges 34 45 55
Reirernen benefit obligations 35 472 476
Subordinated albilities and other borrowed funds 36 12,699 10.349
Total hablties 248,660 202.763
Eqity
Share capital 37 692 660
Reaerves 38 16,161 11.222
Total parent company srtarehokdis' equity 16,853 11,882
I tnonely interests 39 544 451
Total eqily 17,397 12.333
Total equity and tiabties 266,047 215.096
Thise accounts wro appioboyd y thul Boad of DOrctors' on 27 Februvry 207 and signed on its bIalf by
E M Davies P A San.s R H Metddegs
Chairman Goup hwal Fecutivo Group Finance Director



Interested persons may obtain a complete copy of the Audited Accounts from SG
Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, P. 0. Box N-7788, West Bay Street, Nassau
Bahamas


TEACHER POSITIONS

for Lower Primary Grades and

Junior and-Senior High School

for the school year beginning SEPTEMBER 2007

are now available at



Agape Christian 5choo|

A Ministry ofMarsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
P.O. Box AB20760, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Applicants with BJC. and BGCSE experience in
Language Arts, Mathematics,
Literature, Music, Spanish, French, Computer Science,
Physical Education, Biology, and Art


Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the Statement of Faith of
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. Teachers must alsohave at least a Bachelors Degree
in Education or a Teacher's Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent
resident of the Bahamas with work status. A heart for children is necessary.
Qualifying persons are asked to contact the office at:
Telephone (242)367-4777 8:30 A.M. 3:45 P.M. or fax (242)367-5777
or visit our website www.a=ame-schooLom for job or student applications


We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes
Christian values as well as a very high standard of education and
Y__ is approved by the
.r. Bahamas Ministry of Education.
We seek to train the mind, guide the person,
and love the personality.


"Study to show thyself approved unto God...." 2 Timothy 2:15


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at 1:00 P.M.




ON ELECTION DAY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 2007



We regret any inconvenience

this will cause to our customers-


P.O. Box, F-42654
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Telephone: 242-373-9550 Fax: 242-373-9551

An elegant romantic oasis of (183) Suites, spacious Deluxe, Superior
and Garden Pool View guest rooms, (3) swimming pools, famous Ferry
House Restaurant, Sabor poolside dining overlooking the lovely Lucayan
Marina for your enjoyment.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PELICAN BAY AT LUCAYA is seeking to employ dynamic energetic
and enthusastic people who enjoy working in the Hospitality Industry
for the following positions;

EXPERIENCED RESERVATIONS SUPERVISOR

If you have extensive experience in Hotel Reservations Sales Systems,
then this is a great career opportunity for you. You must have the
following;

At least three (3) years experience in supervision and training of
reservations sales staff.
Knowledgable of (HIS) Epitome System preferred.
Knowledgable of constructing Rates, Packages, Promotions,
Advertisements, Reservations.
Knowledgeable of Yield Management.
Must possess good written and oral communication and computer
skills, along with strong attention to detail organizational skills
and follow through.
Flexible work hours required for this position.
Minimum qualification required; Associate Degree in Business
Administration or equivelant.

E-mail hr(@)pelicanbayhotel.com deadline is April 27, 2007.
NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Pelican Bay at Lucaya is owned by Sundt AS, a private
investment company based in Norway. Pelican Bay is the
only investment that Sundt AS has in the Bahamas. Sundt
AS also the majority share holder of Pandox, which is a
specialized European hotel owning company, that at the
moment owns 38 hotels in Europe (8650 rooms). Pandox'
hotels operate under well-known brands such as Scandic,
Hilton, Radisson SAS, Crowne Plaza, Choice or are
independently managed.


BUSINESSsl










PAGE TURSDAAPIL 26, 2007 THE...INTRIBUNE


EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd


CLIENT RELATIONSHIP OFFICER, VICE PRESIDENT
EFG International a global private banking group headquartered
in Zurich is Switzerland's 3rd largest public bank as measured
by Tier One Capital, with over $70 billion in clients' assets
under our care. We operate in over 40 locations around the globe
with more than 400 experienced client relationship officers. EFG
offers a unique and compelling value proposition that is ideally
suited to provide solutions for the sophisticated private and
institutional investors.
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd, with one full year of operation
in The Bahamas, continues to expand as evidenced by its new
premises at the Centre of Commerce, 1 Bay Street. EFG Bahamas
has over 30 experienced professionals and offers a full suite of
private client solutions for wealthy clients around the globe. Our
unique corporate culture attracts the most entrepreneurial and
most experienced professionals in the industry. To learn more
about our unprecedented growth over the past few years, please
visit www.efginternational.com
We are looking for seasoned financial professionals with at least
10 years of sales and marketing experience in providing financial
solutions to high net worth clients and companies. The candidates
must possess a solid knowledge of investments, banking and
trust services. The ability to service and grow your own client
book is extremely important. EFG provides a unique and
uninhibited global marketing opportunity, an open architecture
platform and multiple booking centres.
The successful candidates must have a university degree and
possess either the Series 7 qualification, CSC, or UK equivalent.
The individuals must have the required qualifications and
accreditations to be registered with The Securities Commission
of The Bahamas. The flexibility to go on frequent business
development trips and work within very tight deadlines is also
a necessity.
EFG offers an attractive compensation plan that includes salary,
benefits and a bonus structure directly related to profitability.
Salary will be determined by experience and qualifications.
Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications by
May 4, 2007, to:
Fax No. (242) 502-5428
Attn: Human Resources Manager (Re: CRO/VP)
Centre of Commerce, 2nd Floor
1 Bay Street
P.O. Box SS 6289
Nassau, Bahamas









"reh Me, 0 Lr, Th W4 "*y...ant. 119:3
Shirley Street
Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers
for the following positions for the 2007-2008 School
Year.

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

Applicants must:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Chynella first Bahamian




woman to hold 'dual


positions'


* CHYNELLA FERGUSON


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, KEIHAWN
JONATHAN FENELON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to
change my name to KESHAWN JONATHAN NESBITT.
If there are any objections to. this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of
this notice.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that we, EARL LAWRENCE
and ANNETTE NESBITT, both New Providence, intend to
change our son's name from AJANI KIRK JHON NEBITT
to AJANI KIRK JHON LAWRENCE. If there aes any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may.
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box
SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that PATSY LUBIN OF POLHEMUS
ST., P.O. BOX CB- 12627, 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 19th day of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



*g swiss
financial
services
FUND ADMINISTRATOR
Swiss Financial Services (Bahamas) Ltd. is a leading investment funds N
administrator in The Bahamas seeking a professional, reliable,
hardworking, and motivated individual to join our staff.
Duties/Responsibilities:
Manage a diverse portfolio of funds with varying complexities to include:
S1. Understanding assigned portfolio of funds (PPM, Agreements,
Due Diligence, Resolutions)
2. Trade processing (subscriptions, redemptions, etc.)
3. Execution of trade confirmations
4. Liaising with fund partners (investment managers, third party N
administrators, private bankers, etc.) N
5. Proper Reporting to the Securities Commission of The Bahamas
6. Preparation of annual fund audits
7. Preparation of reports and special projects
8. Other miscellaneous duties
Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a business related subject ..,,. ,
Minimum 3-5 years experience in similar position
Team player with the ability to function with minimum supetvision
Computer proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook
Professional written and oral communication skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Detailed analytical and problem solving skills
N
Benefits include competitive salary commensurate with experience, N
pension and group medical insurance. N
If you meet the requirements specified above, pleased send cover letter N
and resume with reference: FASWISS, by May 11th, 2007 to:
Swiss Financial Services (Bahamas) Ltd, Human Resources,
P.O. Box EE-17758,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 394-9250 Email: vking@swiss-financial.6i'
YYYYYYN'N'N'N'N'Y'N'N'NYN'N'N' N'yy


at Diamonds


Chynella Ferguson has
become the first Bahami-
an woman to hold the
dual positions of human resources
director and controller of admin-
istrative affairs at Diamonds Inter-
national (Bahamas) (DI).
Ms Ferguson, whose previous
job was in human resources at an
financial institution, has been with
Diamonds. International for 18
months.
As human resources director,
she is in charge of recruiting,
retention, training and develop-
ment of staff, and assisting execu-
tives in creating new programmes
for development and growth.
As the controller of administra-
tive affairs, she assists the island
manager in managing all adminis-
trative matters.
"This job is very fulfilling," Ms
Ferguson said. "I've been in off-
shore banking, and to come into
retail with people who are even
more vicarious and full of energy
in a constantly changing environ-
ment it's exciting."
Ms Ferguson said there is no
comparison between retail and her
previous employment.
"It's different from everywhere
else. We have an exciting envi-
ronment where everyone is
involved in the growth of the com-


pany," she adds. "Human
resources at Diamonds Interna-
tional is not restricted to pushing,
paper around and making sure
everyone adheres to the rules. We
are involved in every aspect of the
company.
"To see the staff go off to school
to become gemologists, designers
and watch specialists. To see thd
administration staff pursue further
education such as master degrees
and certifications. To see them
complete courses and grow and
actually use what they've learned -
that actually gives me pleasure. .
Diamonds International has i
96-four Bahamian to foreign staff
ratio. Ms Ferguson said the com-
pany jeweller, one of the four non;
Bahamian workers, will begin t9
train a Bahamian so that they can
begin to able to manufacture jew-
ellery locally.
"And we're hoping to do that
from within, and give our staff that
opportunity to begin new careers,"
she added.
Diamonds International has
operations throughout the entire
Caribbean, with additional stores
in Alaska, Mexico and the Florida
Keys. There are four branches in
Nassau all on downtown Bay
Street, with a fifth one under con-,
sideration.- -


NOTICE
NOTICE is herebygiven that ELEFTHERIOS MITROGIANNIS OF
NO.109, SANDYPORT DRIVE, P.O. BOX CB-11493, 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 26th day of
April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, JULIANA TAMIA
LATEISHA FENDON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to
change my name to JULIANA TAMIA LATEISHA
FERNANDER. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box SS-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, LEMUEL ROLANI
FENELON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to change my-
name to LEMUEL ROLAND FERNANDER. If there are-
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you,
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty=
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


4 bed, 3 baths residential home, with large
kitchen, dining room, living room and office,
having dimensions of 56 feet by 42 feet.

For conditions of sale and any other
information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
@ 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas.

Interested persons should submit
offer in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518 Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before May 31st, 2007


extra curricular programmes.

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

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


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Minister sticks'



with fishing



catch limits


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
Despite major objec-
tions and boycott
threats by foreign
sportsfishermen, Leslie Miller,
minister of agriculture and
marine resources, has vowed
that the recently-amended
catch limits for sports fishing
will remain in effect.
The new limits drastically
reduce the amount of fish
sports fishermen can take out
of the Bahamas, something
they object to because they feel
this small amount does not jus-


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tify the expense of a boat trip
to the Bahamas.
Speaking at the official
opening of a new seafood pro-
cessing plant, Sunshine
Seafood Company, Mr Miller
said: "We changed the catch
limit by some 80 per cent, and
they crying every day to the
newspaper and trying to put
pressure on us to change."
However, Mr Miller said the


Government will not give into
that pressure, particularly as'
they have not received any,
complaints from Bahamians. ;
Mr Miller said that yhen he,
recently met with the Bahamas
Hotel Association, hie told
them that whatever decisions
were made by himself and the
Government were made for
the Bahamian people, not.per'-
sons who come from elsewhere,
to fish.
"Our job is to protect and'
enhance and upgrade whaf
God has given us," he added,
Mr Miller said the Bahamas'.,
is still having problems withl
poachers. Recently, an arrest'
was made where an illegal fish-'::
erman was found with almost*
30,000 pounds of fish. '
The minister also asked Sun-
shine Seafoods to assist the,
Government in idenntlying
fishermen who may try to sell
undersized crawfish by hiding,
them in the bottom of catches.
Mr Miller warned that per-
sons who buy these small craw-'
fish are also subject to fines.


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Emerald Funeral Notice for

Mr. Gary Kenneth
Kemp, 62
of Adderley's Terrace off Wulff
Road, will be held on Saturday, ,
April 28, 2007 at 11am at St.
Margaret's Anglican Church,
Kemp Road. Rev'd Fr. Joseph
Mycklewhyte, Rev'd Angela
Palacious and Rev'd Ethan
Ferguson will officiate and burial
will be in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.
The Radiance of this "Emerald ofA Gem" will always glow
in the hearts of his:
Wife: Gloria Kemp;
Three Daughters: Susan Morley, Anastacia Bowe and Allison
Thompson;
Adopted Son: Lamont Knowles;
Ten Grand Children: Samantha, Latoya, Brittney and
Rashad Bowe, Colyn, Crystal and Kristin Morley, Andreanna,
Anwar and Joshua Thompson;
One Brother: George Kemp;
One Sister: Loretta Kemp;
Three Sons-in-law: Bruce Morley, Bertram Bowe and Harold
Thompson;
Two Brothers-in-law: Whiffield Williams and Cecil Ramsey;
Seven Sisters-in-law: Advilda, Priscilla and Naomi Williams,
Stephanie Ramsey, Grace and Winifred Kemp and Judy Kemp-
Higgs;
God Child: Tamara Pinder;
Numerous Nephews and Nieces other loving family
and friends including: Norma, Dwight, Jackie, Randy,
Martin and Terrence Powell, Gia, Mark, Larry, Debra, Trevor,
Phyllis and Gary Williams, Janice Evans, Sharon Martin,
Ashlyn and Antoine Miller, L. C. Cartwright, Chrishna and
Cecile Ramsey, Quincy and Alvardo Jones, Joehanson and
Austine Rolle, Lavaughn Baillou, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Turnquest, Oswald and Millicent Ferguson, Keith and Mable
Mason Sr. and the community of Adderley's Terrace.

The body will be viewed in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald
Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge
Road, on Friday, April 27, 2007 from ipm to 6pm and on
Saturday, April 28, 2007 at St. Margaret s Anglican Church,
Kemp Road from loam to service time.


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NURSE EDRIS E. TURNER


Born:24th January, 1926
Died: 23rd April, 2006
I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still
The deepest impressed on my heart. .
~ E1liza Cook
Remembered lovingly by her children; Peter; Erica (Philip); Nicole;
Margaret (William); Glenroy (Ursula); and Ricardo
Grandchildren, Family and Friends
'...away from the body but at home with the Lord'


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In Lovina Memory


Maude Albertha Coleby-Wilson
Sunrise Sunset
January 5th, 1936 April 24th, 2006


Children: Mary, Helen, Vanria, Penal, Sheina, Ricardo (Rex)
Patricie, Patricia, grandchildren, sons and daughter-in-law
We are forever thankful to our families: Evans Coleby,
Wilson, McDonald, our many friends, church members.
co-workers and colleagues for your acts of kindness and
goodwill gestures to us,
We truly appreciated all that you have done and it is our prayer
that God continues to bless and sustain you and your family.


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CEDRIC DANIEL
THURSTON SR, 88
of #46 Boyd Road and formerly of New
Bight, Cat Island will be held on Sunday
April 29th. 2007 at 2pr at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road and
Cockburn St. Officiating will be The
Venerable 1. Ranfurly Brown, assisted
by the Rev. Father Bernard Been.
Interment will follow in the church
Cemetery Nassau St.

He is survived by his one daughter.
Catherine Thurston; four sons, Larry,
Stephen, Michael and David Thurston:
five adopted sons, John T, Kendrick, Fairburne, Francis and Keith;
fourteen grandchildren, Kishona, Kewanda, Stephanie. Stephen Jr.
Sharron, Jem, Brenika, Daniqua, David Jr., Qutel, Deja. Jada, Omar
and Marvin; two great- grandchildren, Remello and Devane: six sisters,
Geneva Thurston, Elizabeth Bastian, Myrtis McKinzie, Idell Alleyne,
Irene Davis and Izona Colebrook four brothers Joseph, Hubert, Jerry
and Isaac Thurston; daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyanne: sisters-in-
law, Ethlyn, Alfreda, Rachell and Sherry Thurston; brother-in-law.
Isaac McKinzie; numerous nieces and nephews including. Jackie,
John, Joseph and Charles, Arthur, Ruth, Louise and Francis, John and
Charles McKinney, Emily Cheryl and Pam, Albertha, Dorlin, Ruth,
Vandora,Suslin, Anna, Mellie, Alfred and Dave, Charles. Isaac, Van,
Welly, Andrew, Angelo, Paulette, Francis, Suzzie and Kim. Kendrick,
Diane, Janice, Fedrica and Patrice, Roachey and Rada. Randolph,
Burke Dianne, Charles, Kim, Nickie and Christine, Elkin and Sherry,
Liz, Cathyann and Trudy, Deon, Stephen, Lincoln and Stephen. Marion,
Elizabeth, Eric, Andrew, Christine, Philip, Anthony and Trcvor. Latesha.
Leanna, Dellarese, Janice and Janel: Shance Janay, Prince. James,
Bernie, Troy, Baron, Staphon, Wayde, Macella, Hubert Jr.. Monique.
Shanty, Levardo, Leshanda, Janice, Josephine, Nathaniel, Chris,
Jeremiah, Lila, Idella, Crystal and Carlos, Nelly and Nancy, Sharice,
Dwayne, Sophia, Kadrian, Mellie, Ryan, Indira,.Dryetta, Andrea,
Paula, Neil, Livingston, Susan Kenny Ann, Joe, Trevor, Anton, Bunny
and Dorha, Brendalee, Sharice and Shanay, Keva, Kenya and Najee;
numerous grand, great-grand nieces and nephews other relatives and
friends including, Patrice Saunders and family, Lilian Rigby and family,
Verneta Saunders and family, Hayden Dean and family and Michael
Dean and family, The staff of D&C Take Away and Joy's Beauty Salon.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on Saturday from 10am
to 5pm and on Sunday at the church from 1pm until service time.


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Loving Memory of my Daddy


Daddy... In
Although your smile is gone forever
And your hands I cannot touch
My life was robbed of someone,
God Knows I loved so much!
Although you're not here to encourage me,
And I can't feel your warm embrace;
Each time I took in the mirror,
All I can se is your face.
Daddy you can trust the fact that,
"Keshy" is going to behave;
And satisfy with what I have left--
Because your heart you always gave.
Daddy please always remember,
Of all the things in this world;
Not only will I be your "KESHY!"
But I'll remain...

"DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL"
Love You Forever!
Keshani K. Humes


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HUGH

CAMPBELL

CLEAR JR.

NOVEMBER 14,1929 APRIL 3, 2007


We would like to thank all those persons who gave us
comfort during our time of bereavement. Your
telephone calls, well wishes and kindness was sincerely
appreciated. We are especially grateful to friends and
family who visited and prayed for us.



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


Mr. Leon "Doc"
Rahming M.B.E., 82
of Kenwood Street off Montrose
Avenue will be held on Saturday,
April 28th 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at. St.
. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill
Road. Officiating will be The
Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown
assisted by Rev'd. Fr. Bernard Been.
Interment will follow in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau Streets.

He is survived by his wife: Viola; Three (3) Daughters: Linda
Fitzgerald, Lavern Hanna and Lisa Young; Eight (8) Sons: Supt.
Christopher Rahming, Leon Jr., Loran, Leo, Lambert, Leslie,
Lynden and Lamont: One (1) Sister: Louise Smith; One (1)
Brother: Samuel Rahming; Cousin: Dorothy Fullerton of Kingston,
Jamaica; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Kevin Hanna and Charles Young;
Five (5) Daughters-in-law: Mary Rahming, Sharon D. Stubbs-
Rahming, Sharon Sweeting-Rahming, Christine and Germaine
Rahming; Five (5) Sisters-in-law: Gertrude Rahming, Gloria
Demeritte, Zelda Pearson, Joyce Morrison, Marina and Gwen
Hepburn; Three (3) Brothers-in-law; Samuel and Joseph Hepburn
and Rhinehart Pearson; Thirty-nine (39) Grandchildren: Tyrone,
Enrico and Dion Fitzgerald, Enesca Fitzgerald-Smith, Mai-Tai,
Unoma, Christine and Christopher Rahming II, Denia Lewis,
Mario McKay, Lamar, Leon III, Lanette, Laurel, Tamara and
Lauren Rahming, Kevval and Kevin Hanna Jr., Leosha, Leo,
Lavardo, Lavon, London, Lamanda, Lambert Jr., Lakeem, Lashan,
Lanique, Lamont, Latoya, Latrae, Tonique, Lashae, Lynden Jr.,
Lynrick and Lorneka Rahming, Charles Jr., Chet Young and
Leslie Rahming; Thirteen (13) Great-grandchildren; Numerous
Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
including: The Governor General of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna and Mrs. Hanna, The
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Christie, The Hon. Frederick
A. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Turner, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Hanna, Dr. Winston Churchill
Rolle, the Hepburn, Strachan, Sweeting, Kemp and Rahming
families, members of St. Agnes and St. George's Anglican
Churches, Members of Rhodes Memorial Church, members of
Eureka Elks Lodge No.114, members of Bahamas State
Association of Elks, Daughters of Elks, the Centerville community
"Valley", the Valley Boys and Pigs Junkanoo Groups, Stalwart
Councilors, Party Officers and members of the Progressive Liberal


Party and staff of Economy Bus Line and Charter Service,
Convenient Transit and many others too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
until service time.


MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT



Mr. Allison Lancelot
Hanna, 82

of Glinton's, Long Island and
formerly of Ragged Islan dill be
held on Saturday, April 28 2007-
at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses, Dolphin Drive.
Officiating will be Brother Glen
Colebrooke.

Mr. Hanna is survived by his Wife;
Gwendolyn Collett Hanna; Three (3) Sons; Theodore, Hayward,
and Montgomery Hanna; Two (2) Stepsons; Leonard and Steve
Grant; One (1) Daughter; Nancy Russell; One (1) Stepdaughter;
Cleopatra McDonald; One (1) Son-in-law; Anthony Russell;
Three (3) Daughters-in-law; Lisa, Anna and Wally Hanna; Five
(5) Sisters; Joan Clark, Barbara Pierre, Joyce Allen, Yvonne
Williams and Keva Hanna-Lawrence; Two (2) Brothers; His
Excellency The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna and Patrick Hanna; Five
(5) Sisters-in-law; Ethel Rodgers, Elva Ritchie, Ruth Watkins,
Effie Cartwright and Beryl Hanna; Four (4) Brothers-in-law;
Carl, Ralph, Richard and John Cartwright; Eight (8)
Grandchildren; Marvin, Lamont, Lavardo, Lavette, Laron,
Chelcee, Catherine Abigail Hanna; Fourteen (14) Step-
grandchildren,.Numerous Nieces and Nephews including;
Beatrice Wilson, Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin MP, Anatol Knowles,
Lucy Penn, Beverly McKenzie, Majorie Arnett, Paulette Smith
and the Long Island Congregation.

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets.


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CECIL LEON
JOHNSON, 72

of Malcolm Road. East and formerly of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera, who died at The Princess MNgaret .._.
Hospital on April 14, 2007. will be held on '
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. .
Meeting Street. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Timothy Stewart, Bishop Spence Pinder and
Rev. A. Dewitt Hutchinson, assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment will be in the
church's cemetery.

This jovial husband, father, grandfather. brother, uncle, cousin and friend iN, ml i\ ed
by his loving wife, Nathalie; children, Collin, Frances. Austin, Lionel, Icnita Kent
and Delinda; adopted children, Allan (Dax) Stubbs, Steve and Da\e c ohnson and
Kimble Wood; grandchildren, Rashad, Rashelle. Ryan, Ashlyn, Anthony. Laurie,
Braxton, Kiara, Michael, Linique, Lynette, Kyle, Ashley, Leshan. Amber, Anthonycia
and Delyncia; great granddaughter, Shante: daughters-in-law. Catherine. Podesta
(Patty) and Kayla; son-in-law, Ashton Pratt: sisters. Lenita Butler. Eunice and Freida
Johnson and Thelma Pinder; brothers, Blanton, Wilton and Lester Gibson, sisters-
in-law, Hazel Adderley, Cora Gibson, Gloria and Judy Johnson; brothers-in-law,
Cromwell and Ansell Stubbs and Vernon Pinder; nieces, Darnell, Naomi. Debbie,
Sandra, Jeannie, Valerie, Allison, Ethlyn, Anya, Florence, Beckamae, Princess. Jackie,
Marsha, Laurie, Marshanell, Donnie, Cathy, Jermaine, Virginia, Dianne. Jennetta,
Elizabeth, Cynthia, Patricia, Rose, Mary, Fredrica, Ruth. Densie. Sonya, Tracey and
Zhyrvette Wood; nephews, Fritz, Barry, Carlton, Bruce, Roderick, Brad, Frenrick,
Pembroke (Dee Dee), Ricky, Calvert, Larry, Michael, Alvin, Harry Jr., Patrick, Kenny,
Emerson, Ronald, Henry, Rufus, Calvin and Zendall; godchildren, Julie Dorsett and
Everette Armbrister; other family members and friends including their families, Mr.
and Mrs. Calsey, Mr. and Mrs Addielee Johnson Josephine Johnson, Henry Wood,
Val Wraing, Lyda Scavella, Hazel Pinder, Beverley Kemp, Aniska Darville. Hon.
Alvin Smith M.P., Roger Johnson, Lawrence Harrison, and Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Reuben Smith; also Dave Smith, Ronald Williams, Edney
Knowles, Errington Rahming, George Cambridge, Mervin Jones, Sean Laing. Richard
Dean, John Minnis, John Kemp, Errol Rolle and family, Edwin Thompson and family,
Harry Williams, Brian, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Elliston Greenslade,
Evelyn Pratt and family, Davia Carey, Tai Dorsette, Miguel Kemp, Capt. Lemuel
Ferguson, Capt. Gus Roberts, Kief Young, Vivia Young, Ingrid Simon, Carl Moseley
and The Original Patties staff; also the following and their families. Denise Moseley,
Mancini Wilson Ashley Outten, Hon. D. Shane Gibson M.P.. Hon. Veronica Owens
M.P., Pastor Alonzo Hinsey and Golden Gates Native Baptist Church, Reginald
Strachan, Ethlyn Saunders, Meagan Jordan, Ms Beneby, Kevin Ingraham, the Sands
and Sturrups, Clarice Jones, Ronald Adderley, George Mortimer, Hatchet Bay
community, Bahamas Customs, Word of Truth Ministries, Pastor Timothy Stewart
and Bethel Baptist Church, Accident and Emergency Department, Male Surgical I
and The Private Surgical Wards of The Princess Margaret Hospital, Bishop Rodney
Roberts, John and Curlean Gibson, Rev. Leonard Miller, Rev. Albert Brown, Craig
(Nugget) Kemp, Aunt Maydawn Culmer, Florence Scavella and Myrtis Farrington.

Special thanks extended to Mr. Philip Newton, Mrs. Jackie Lewis, Ms. Laurie
Hutchinson, Dr. Eleanor Fung-Chung, Dr. D. Farquharson and Dr. Padicurie.

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


SHEILA MAE
BROWN, 58

of t5 Se\ en Hillsk Estates will be held on Saturday
:t p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Meeting
Street. Pastor Timothy Stewart will officiate.
intienctn \\ ill be made in Lakeview Memorial
taltdcn. J.F.K. Drive.
1 hle o\ Sheila brought to our lives will forever
rcmiianii theC hearts of her husband, children and

husband. Vincent Brown; children. Gaynell.
Sh ecqua and Troy Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Joya Brice: mother, Deaconess
Pauline Humnes: sisters. Opal Bastian, Helen Johnson: brothers. James Elliott, Javis
and Guion Henry Humes: sisters-in-law. Anna Elliott. Barbara Humes and Joanna
Humes. Ivalee Brown; brothers-in-law, Wellington Brown and Tyrone Thurston of
Freeport Bahamas: grand sons. Alex Brown. Romeo Bowleg: grand daughters, Jada
Currv. Tahja Winder and Destinee Munnings; aunts, Ophelia Munnings, Cynthia
Bullard. Evelyn Missick, Rose Pierre, Ester Wells: uncles, Ernest Duncombe, Daniel
Duncombe: nieces, Kim Miller, Sonia Dorsett, Sofia Haas of Long Island, New York,
Shirelle Goodman, Rosemary and Anna Brown, Cheryl and Sonia Elliott, Keta
Gittens. Crystal Humes, Portia Humes Clarke, Mia Brown, Wanda McPhee, Daenet
Blackwell; nephews, Stanford J. 0. Bastian, Chris Elliott, Brandon Humes, Guion
Henry Humes Jr., Jovaughn Humes, John and Elvis Elliott, Leland Brown, Craig
Brown; other family and friends, Gordon and Cleveland Humes, Delores Humes
Mansburg, Michael, Ricardo and Marva Davis, Nicole Evans, Leona Sweeting, Ruth
and Inez Markland, Mary and Philip Moxey, Una and Harrold Miller, Gwendolyn
Albury, Valentino McKinney of Hamburg, Germany, Carla and Philip Armbrister,
Nicole Bethel. Juliette and ShaneTaylor, Marina and Tom Brennen, Romeo and Lisa
Delancey, Ruiz, Kendal, Carmen and Shelly Munnings, Mary and David Johnson,
Janice and Walter Missick, Lynette and Cadwell Pratt. Anna Leszczynski of Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, Jared Curry, Rodney Munnings, Edward Winder, Edison Brice,
Nora and Josh Newbold, Ethalee and David Gibson, Pearl and William Adderley,
Willamae and Adler Minus, Winnifred and Charles Stubbs, Albertha and Wellington
Hall, Simeon and Kenneth King, Maria Brown, Whitlene Woodside. Carolyn Sands,
Selena Clarke. Maljorie Galimore of Hollywood, Florida. Eugene Goodman, Algernon
Dorsett. Lottason Miller, Charles Grant, Donald Curry, Alfred Ferguson, Laura
Ferguson. Hildred Clarke, Patsy and Angie Wring, Lee Munnings, Lilly Seymour,
Antoinette Collie, Brenden Colebrook, Yvonne and Crystal Patton, Michael Bowleg,
Tyrone Roker. Kevin Seymour, Reggie and Maria Dorsett of Orlando, Florida, Martin
and Aspry Minus of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Pastor and Mrs. Timothy Stewart and
the Officers and Members of Bethel Baptist Church, Pastor, Officers and Members
of Mt. Tabor Full Gospel Church, Pastor Chadwick James and the members of
Mekaddish Ministries. The Management and Staff of Bahamas Customs, The
Management and Staff of Magistrate Courts. The Management and Staff of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited. The Management and Staff of The Ministry of Agriculture, The
Management and Staff of RBC FINCO, Dr. Clyde Munnings and The Management
and Staff of Doctor's Hospital, The Member of Parliament for Bamboo Town, Mr.
Tennyson Wells. neighbours and residents of Seven Hills and the Bain Town
Community, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau Street
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. and atthe Church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.


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MR DYSON DARRON
SANDS, 27
affectionately called "Weed"
of Talbot Street, Nassau Village. will
be held on Saturday 10am at Church
of God of Prophecy, Seven Hills.
Bishop Pastor Clarence N. Williams,
assisted by Rev. Pastor Julian A.
Johnson and Minister Pastor Rowena
S. Fawkes will officiate and interment
will follow in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.


Precious memories are held by his parents, Helen Rolle and
Harrison Sands; step-mother, Lavern Sands; two daughters,
Dyniesha and Kydiesha Sands; grandmother, Dorothy Marshall;
five sisters, Elthemease and Lornell Rolle, Delicka, Deldra and
Ashley Sands; one brother, Jerome Cleare; four nieces, Glendia
Stuart, Alexis Rolle, Tamia Cunningham and Jacoya Cleare; two
nephews, Trevor and Travis Stuart; nine aunts, Prophet Donnamae
Bodie, Lucielle Marshall, Susan Rolle, Louise Williams, Jackie
Sweeting-Laws of Port St. Lucie, Carolyn Mark, Mary Gray,
Margie Sands and Barbara Brown; twelve uncles, Ernest Rolle,
George Turnquest, Bernard and Eric Sands, Selwyn Mark, Wilson
Gray, Kenneth Laws, Bert Edgecombe, Rufus Bodie, Carvison
Williams, Danny Marshall Sr., and Harcourt Brown; cousins,
Kevin, Sharon, Rauquel, Alpheus, Gerado, Genea, Danny Jr.,
Charlie, Lashawn, Indiera, Winston, Winstana, Brittany, Gary Jr.,
Shavano, Tenielle, Renardo Jr., Rashard, Terell, Dario, Marvin,
Leshawn Gary Sr., Elda, Hervist, Petty Officer Loftann Simmons
of the United States Navy, Loftann Cooper, Bernard Jr., Lenora,
Sadie, Marie Sands, Janet Hilton, Tischka, Tiffany, Tamara Bowleg,
Tyrone, Linda. Latisha, Trumaine Gibson, Taia Bing, Elvinton
Miller, Phillip Armbrister and family and Joe Delancy; five grand-
aunts, Amanda NMiller, Cassandra Sands, Judy Brice, Edris Moncur
and Elizabeth Sweeting; five grand-uncles, Basil Rolle, Thomas,
Edgar. Talbert. Emmit and Aaron Sands; one great-grandaunt,
Evelyn Gibson: special friend, Lemra Mackey; other relatives
and friends include, Karen Conliff, Carlos Nottage, Glen Stuart,
Sybil Butler and family, Rudy and family. Marcian Major and
family. Fenton Ferguson and family. Ronald and family, Quincy
and family, Kenhugh Rolle and family. Theresa Deveaux and
lamilv. Mrs Gibson and fainily. Staff Life Guard Atlantis. Pleasant
Bow\c and family. Flaine and family. RutLie Wilkinson and family.
(,ri :i!;:, i'cn1 anJ 1 ami!\. Ricardo and family. Mark and family,
M;.rcI ;,nJ la il\.. x a cvimn a'di family. 1RIlsop Ciairnce Williams.
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Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas




WELLINGTON
AGUSTUS
SWILDGOOSE, 61

of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
will be held on Saturday,
April 28,. 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
at Church of Christ. East
Beach Drive, Freeport.
Officiating willI be
ExvanGelist James Miller.i
assisted by Evangelist
Ellison Delva. Interment will
follow in Harbour West Cemetery. Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Maude,
mother Yvonne Wildgoose; children, Wellington
"Wellie" Jr., Wildgoose, Richard Bain. Avery and
Cynthia Wildgoose, Shena Turnquest and Stephanie
Williams; seven stepchildren, Francis Balford,
Deborah Blues, Michelle and Gregory Pennerman.
Renay Nottage and Jeff Martin: three brothers. Kenny.
Stanley and John "Terry" Wildgoosc: three sisters,
Cynthia Cooper, Karen Wilidgoose and Virgil: one
uncle. Cecil Hepburn: mother-in-law, Augusta Davis;
15 grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren; t wo
daughters-in-law, Paulette Wildgoose and Florence
Bain; one son-in-law, Chester Turnquest:
stepdaughter-in-law, Karen Davis Pennerman; four
brothers-in-law, Jack Solomon, Michael and Daron
Davis and Ross Tenner-Knowles; five sisters-in-law,
Denise, Linda and Prezetta Wildgoose, Lavinia Noel
and Iva Jones; 14 nephews, 10 nieces; one
grandnephew; three grandnieces, 13 step
grandnephews; nine step grandnieces and a host of
other relatives and freinds.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's
Funeral Home, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, April 27,
2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 9:30 a.m. to service time.


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RAHMING SR., 99
7.,' of The Bluff, South Andros, will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James
Native Baptist Church, St. James Road off
Kemp Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Michael C. Symonette, assisted by Rev.
Daniel Beneby and Rev. William Hepburn.
Interment will be in The Church's
Cemetery.
He is survived by four daughters. Gloria
Cartwright. Doralene Gibson, Florence
Smith and Katherine Rahming: four sons,
Arthur Sr.. Isreal of West Palm Beach.
Florida. Daniel Jr.. and Frederick Rahming Sr., daughters-in-law. Anna
Rahmini and Mary Bolden: sons-in-law. Lucitus Gibson .Jr.. Timothy
Cartwright and Julian Perez: granddaughters. Joyce and W/Cpl 2312 Maltice
Cartwright. Sherr-mae LaRoda., Woman Reserve 621 Carolyn Forbes, Rosencil
Cooper, Debbie. Janet, Maria. Mvdon, Madine, Maxine and Tamara Smith.
Dorothy Robins. Prescola Rolle. Nethalce and W/Cpl 1768 Idell Gibson.
Danria Turnquest. Nacoya Pratt. Nakita Johnson. Kathleen John, Donette
Goodman, Carla Duncombe. Samantha Davis, Sheena Neely. Rochelle
Johnson, Gloria Frodvma of Detroit Michigan, Yvonne Charlton. Judy
Rahming-Roberts, Euta Neely, Shenique Rahming-Antoine. Vezel Curtis.
Claudine, Remilda, Bernice and Tamika Rahming: grandsons, Leading Seaman
Jacob and Prison Officer Roswell Cartwright. Alexander Smith. Eddison,
Johnathan, Kevin. Cadwell. Dave. P.C. 3097 Wade, Keith and Prison Officer
Ricardo Gibson. Nacodo Johnson. Frederick Rahming Jr.. Dereck. McDonald.
Spencer, Ephraim. Jacent, Clifton, Lawrence, Lorenzo, Arnold. Arthur Jr.,
Edwin. Albert. Kenneth, Israel. Alvin. Dan, Cleveland, Sherman and Jamal
Rahming, Dwayne and Dwight Forbes and PC Dominic Goodman: great
grandchildren. Faith. Matvin. Troy. Karen, Vallon, Vakito. Adra. Ava. Leslie,
Ernest Jr.. Rashae, Trinity. Serenity. Duran. Darren Jr., Denique. Tarez.
Vanessa, Jasmine. Sterling .ir.. Shantell. Dino. Reno. Indira. Brenda. Tevin,
Doniel. Alexandria. Alexis. Randy. Spencer .r.. Ashton, Scott. Janero. Anero.
Ternisha. Garricho. Khadesha. Eric. MeaJan. Jamal. Jacent Jr.. Neil. Ian,
Chenanda, Racquel. Rickkia. Luniquc. Shontay. Lauren. Clinton. Rashad.
Clindera, Bralexia, Brakito. Bernardo. Bralincia. Anton. Kadero. Andrea,
Sharika. Charltonique. Shawn. Pashon. Keontae. Keoshawn. Sharlatia.
A\rlimda, Trend. Kenderia. Davia. Devonya. Dave. Davaone. Shenria, Dorinda,
Kethia. Marathon Eloise. Koreo, De'Angelo, Andrew Jr., Ankia. Latonya.
Denique. Nikylc. Jada. Candice. Edmonique. Cueshia. Edisha, Eddison,
Edeca, Fdina. Ramoan. Rashad. Raquan, Kevin Jr.. Keyshawn, Megan,
D '.vishlia. Shliakir. Ai li\;.i, DIvt\e Jr.. Sliaimar. Ethan. Kel cv. L.eiandra,
Nicola. Edwina, Monique. Keisha. Shakira, Jemel, Alexis, TitTfany and Synobia
o(f Detroit, Michigan and Akeela of ,\Atlanta, Georgia, Blair. Brittany and
Tyler: 25 great. greatt grandchildren: five nieces. Dotlene and Louise Flowers.
Julia and Angela Sinith and Esther Taylor: three nephews, Joshua and Mitchell
Taylor and John i'lerusonl: nimtnerolus other relatives and friends including
Rev. Dr. Michael C Svnonetlc and family. Angela Neely-Armbrister. Ernest
Forbes Sr., Oscina Cooper. Sherene and Natasha Cartwright. Susanne
McKenzie, Louise. Larette, Yvette, Linda and Shameka Gibson, Andrew
Rolle, Mikko Turnquest. Eula, Miriam, Sybil and Stacey Rahming. Sterling
Charlton Sr., Carol McKinney. Luis Roberts. Frantz Antoine, Gary Frodyma
of Detroit Michigan, Randolph J.ohn William and Willimae Hepburn. Kate
Rahming., The Friendship Baptist Church family, St. James Native Baptist
Church family, Pastor Theophilus Neeley and The South Andros Christian
Centre family, Viola Adderley and family, Magnolia Brown and family., Estelle
McPhee and family. Ezekiel Johnson and family. Alfred Johnson and family
and the entire Community of South Andros.
The body will repose at Kuirtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and
Fifth Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.








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Herewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.
President/ilMnaging Director


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THOMAS NEELY, 74 JACQUELINE PATRICE
i LIGHTFOOT. 44


a resident of Staniard Creek Andros \ill
be held on Saturday 28th April 2007 1
a.m at St. Faith's Anl.jican Church
Stani:rd Creek. Officia.ine the c 1. .
Fath. f Donald G. keir ii il'!iment
\w\il Nidlow in the chnes cBramew,.
I Ic, ,i.)l V'lineral (Iapel \o ,:-. i.

a cherish h(isme h\ l 1.C I V
.Seas,, %Gr,.i h lmi Ba ,', ,hic-'s Illt" e,
Ge.gt ,Broi n; son. ThoniLas r. sh:p chi!,i.
Dennis. Ellmacn Mcintosh: dauchicr.
Mae Saurez, Betty Neely: brothers. George Jr. and Charic., Neelv.
sisters, Hortence Riley), and Mac Johnson: brothers-in-lah\. Richard
Riley and Lawrence Johnson; sisters-in-law. Rebecca. Florine and
Lenore Neely; numerous great grand children: 17 neices. Babarajane
Sears, Ellajane Grant, Jacquelyn Riley, Velma Bain, Juliette Scott,
Georgette Gaitor,-Callis, Brenda, Sharon, Antionette. Marsha, Marvjane.,
Alexandria, Michelle, Marvanette and Stephanie Neely, Hilda, Iris,
Pauline and Angela Gaitor; twenty four nephews, Jimmy. Steve and
Cyril Riley, Enoch, Craig, Kevin, Lynden, Wesley Gaitor, Min Vincent
Peet, KirkJyn, Leroy, Tommy, Collin, Wesley, Lincoln, Alexan'der,
Kevin, Clyde, Terrance, Marvin, Elvis, Dennis, Edney, Byron, Brian
and Philmon Neely; other relatives Iris and Rudolph Smith, Aldamae
Lloyd, Nellie Moss, Maxwell, Margaret Brown. Wilfred and Paulett
Johnson, Elizabeth Hanna, Hugh and Betty Antonio. Hiram and O!ive
Antonio, Emerald Brown, Burton Gaitor, Enid Garcia, Brent NMlacKcy,
Jerome Scott, Dennis Williams, Margo Blackweli Doctor Tatar, auid
and Dennis Kemp Thomas Porter family. Mc(Gr-e.or faiiy Ei .',
Newbold, Donna Cargill. Doreen Porter family. T'imotih .!. ohn'son
family. Ellis and Naomi WVhyins family, Arnold Fowler. 'lanaioy and
Joseph Whyms, Mavis Lynn. Chester Bain. ( yntia Ambriste' tanilv
The Mar.shallIs. Poricrte-. ,Sautndcrs. B nin, !'ishlIo, Nc klv. 'a)ii;.Jt].c
The entire co) imunini a t o i S iiid (l 'i. anid iaink' .' n!d. S '' t'
resh C -1 0. 1 linic .ii: i'r; ,.'., 1en ti ''"^ .iF i ; i .
F.,ci,.r,:M1~., ,> ', ',."


Esther Woodside, Madilyn Whitn,:y, Degry McGregar, Hlary Treco,
Prince Munroe and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Church in Staniard Creek on
Im


S" resident of Gerald Ba:tlet Estates will
Il' : held on Saltuiday- 28-h. April 2007.
.m at Christ 'he ing Anglican
S ..... ,kigeland Park 0:. Officiating
,-,, *. .. "I" thrRodn, Burnovw, ., RevFather
.I :. .: ;?..c.::-, !, Eov e an. A ; T-'. eacon I
!'", 7'*':*+ ;'.I;'wL,'\ i-hcol. nI, intern i' ,: "\ iil follow
\ Laii Gardenls SIJier Road.
SI ,.- ii.xVC been in i'.r:.sed to Gate
___ 'aivN\ Memnorial Funeral Chapel Mount
Ri\iyal A\\enue and Kenv ood Street.
Lelt to ci i isl her niemiorx itlher and mother Anvil and Ruby Lightfoot;
I dangliner. Takia Bethel. I 1 randdaughter. Bradesha Charlton; 1 sister,
Vienna Grant-.McKenzie: 3 nephews. Apostle Demarco Grant, Kendrick
Grant and Brandon McKenzie: 6 Aunts, Barbara Rollins, Stephanie
Saunders, Alice Dorsett-Nicholls, Beverly Miller, Adlain Virgil and
Clemintina Storr: 6 uncles, Lionel, Wesley, Wilbert and Lester Dorsett,
Vivian Bowe, Samuel Storn- uncle-in-laws, Philip Nicholls, Allan Miller;
aunt-in laws. Sherry Ann, Gloria and Thomasina Dorsett; grand nephew,
Kendrick Grant Jr. and grand niece, Kendra Grant; god child, Hector
Lightbourne Jr., Lashann Flowers, Yolanda Nerissa; numerous cousins
including, Viviar, Tamelar, Deidre, Camelio, Cherie, Dwaine, Dwight,
Darren. Anwar, Indira, Golda, Jajiva, Evordna, Giovanni, Schavonne,
Camille. Rochelle. Denvar. Donnamac. Kitty, Deandre, Wilkeshia,
NWi!li., Reiaido, Tristan. Leslie. Lester Jr., Ryan, Lechea and Lashaun,
Da- id. Pr esic, 1-lansel. Alton, Sherrylynn, Elva, Lawrence, Frorena
Ia:iau'. rcda. Mr. and M'rs. Robert Lightfoot, Delores Lightfoot.
N an_ Nv. ; ;: Vring. geiry Sweeting, W\iiao., host of relatives and
:i''is inc!ihin. l it, annie cKenz.ie and family. Duke Dorsett and
fanlv. ''!h n co,,.,'muni o; Williams Town Exunta. Jeffery Bethel
and I'anii t raJ. i Pian)ia i.ightbourne and fanil. Geneva Moree
iand rai'i . t ei ci v ,:id fai ni the staff of A\llantis/Ker',zner
i ;"e. i 'i : o. -, ospi a: C uch i'amilh oi Chris t 'i'he



famii\, the Rolle family, the Charlton family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from
10a.m to I2noon on Saturday from 12:30p.m to service time at church.
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NEWBOLD BROTHERS

CHAPEL
#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
RO. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773
F NERAL SEVC FO


DAVID ALFRED
JOHNSON, 54
of El Godet Avenue off Carmichael Road
and formerly of New Bight. Cat Island.
will be held on Saturday. April 28, 2007,
at 10:00 a.m., at the graveside of Southern
Cemetery. Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Officiating will be Rev. Jeffrey Johnson.


:- ''* He is survived by his parents. Pastor
7 Daniel and mother Irene. Johnson: one
son, Marco Johnson: six brothers.
Everette, Rodney, Frank. Floyd, Lynn and Rev. Jeffrey Johnson: two
sisters, Jenniemae Williams and Fair Johnson; five aunts. Louise
Gilbert, Iva Thompson, Rosalyn Johnson, Beverly Thacker and Velma
Hanna of Delray Beach FI.; three uncles, Silos Moss, Irskin and George
Johnson; numerous nephews and nieces including, Calvin and Everette
Johnson Jr., Quinton and Charles Williams Jr., Sherel Williams, Marisa
and Niska Johnson; one brother-in-law, Charles Williams Sr.; four
sisters-in-law, Deloris, Sandra, Queeny and Michelle Johnson; a host
of other relatives and friends including, Nurse Sheena Woodside, Mae
Smith, June Rolle, Rev. Dorothy Bain, Veronica Wilson, Nurse Berthily
Walkes, Melony Duncombe, Tiffany Johnson, Corporal Whitney Moss,
Leon and Edward Johnson and Duke Moss.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the graveside
Southern Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE


LEROY "ROY"
THOMPSON, 91


a resident of A & A Nursing Home, will
S- ... be held on Sunday, April 29th, 2007,
.at 11:00 a.m., at Johnson Park Seventh-
Day Adventist Church, Johnson Park,
S Fox Hill. Officiating will be Pastor
Sewell.
He is survived by one daughter: Maude
Penny Cuffe; three sons, Mario Cuffe,
Brian Cuffe and Mark Clarke Jr.; eight
great grandchildren, Turante, Brittany,
Perez, Mario, Dejalon, Shiloh, Marquise and Adia Cuffe; two
nephews, Kenneth Knowles Jr. and Cordell Knowles; five nieces,
Sheila Cooper, Judith Duncombe, Sandra Bullard, Rhonda Knowles
and Mavis Bodie; cousin, John Gardiner; friends from A & A Nursing
Home especially Mrs. Bain, Linda and Donna, the Cartwright family,
Mrs. Moses, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Mae Ward Pratt and the
Johnson Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church family.


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




MS. ROSEMARY
CLOTILDA AGEEB
of Nassau. N.P., The Bahamas died peacefully
at home on Tuesday. 24th April. 2007.
Ms. Ageeb is survived by one son, Bernard
Franklin Ageeb; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer
Ageeb: two grandsons, Joshua and Zachary
Ageeb: two brothers. George and Charles Ageeb:
one sister. Kathleen Winchell: three sisters-in-
law. Gloria, LaVerne and Karen Ageeb: four
4 nieces. E.J. Maria Ageeb. Lupita Ageeb-Rolle.
Angelique Priore and Michaelene Ageeb; ten
nephews. .lose. Thomas. Antonio. John. Gregory. Ashley. Mark. Edward. Brian
and Christopher Ageeb: nine great-nieces. Jazmin and Isabella Ageeb-Rolle, Lizbeth
Ageeb. Heather Priore. Sephanie. Rebecca. Dana, Erin and Jenna Ageeb: eight
great nephews. Shelton and Jonathon Ageeb Rolle, Thomas, Joseph. Daniel. Andrew
and Jordan Ageeb and Michael Priore.
She was predeceased by her parents. John and Mary Ageeb: two sisters, Gloria
and Theresa Ageeb and two brothers Anthony and Arnold Ageeb.
A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, East Shirley,
Nassau on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2007 at 11:00am.
Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau,
The Bahamas.














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


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


FUNERAL SRI FOR


CHERYLANN DELANE
SEYMOUR, 39

e, OF #28 ALMOND ROAD,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
S :1 StAND FORMERLY OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2007, AT
11:00 A.M AT ST. JOHN'S JUBILEE
CATHEDRAL, SETTLERS WAY,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.
OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP
GODFREY WILLIAMS; ASSISTED BY: PASTOR CAROLYN
COOPER. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her precious memories are her Husband: Ricardo
Seymour; 1 Son: Codero Seymour; 1 Daughter: Ashley Seymour; 1
Stepson: Anwar Seymour; 1 Step Daughter: Genesta Seymour;
Parents: Patrick and Vickie Bain; 1 Brother: Patrick Bain Jr.; 3
Sisters: Alisa Saunderf, Tanya Bain and Crystal Butler; 3 Brothers-
in-law: Hueleo Saunders, Jody Butler and Kevin Miller; 2 Sisters-in-
law: Jarine "Ginger" Bain and Wendy CostW e; 4 Nieces: Huelesia
Saunders, Paticia & Patiquea Bain and DeEricka Clements; 3 Nephews:
Denzell Clements, Jermal "Jay" LaRoda and Jody Butler Jr.; 2 Uncles:
Cleophus and Jackson Bain; 10 Aunts: Nellie Robinson, Muriel Smith,
Olga Garland of Miami, Florida, Glacie Dean, Lillian Roberts, Virgi
Lightbourne, Virginia Adderley, Irene Burrows of Sandy Point, Abaco,
Hattie and Ella Dean of Nassau; 7 Aunts-in-law: Louise and Verlean
Bain, Nona Green, Mary Capron, Jackie Turnquest, Gracie Raker and
Barbara Thompson; 7 Uncles-in-laws: Samuel Robin.oei;WVilbutr
Roberts, Walter Lightbourne Sr., William Adderley, Vernal Burrows,
Cyril Dean Sr. and David Green; Cherish Friend: Elkeno Bowleg
Numerous Relatives and Friends including: Anita, Sean, Nicole,
Jason and Shane Henfield, Keith, Frank, Herbie, Don and Kent
Robinson, Fred Bain, Davie, Nicola, Lun, Garrett Ruby, Ethel and
Adria Lightbourne, P.C. Chester Walker, Nikki, Oeshi, Bernie, Perry
and Kevin Adderley of Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin Morley of Miami,
Florida, Adrianna, Michelle Smith and family, Dorenda Pratt, Debbie,
Leverne, Vanny, Nelson, Cyril Jr. and Denise Dean, Manasa, Uri,
Sherrell, Suzzette and Jackie Bain, Klenson Rahming, Mary Capron
and family, Jackie, Gracie, Nona and David Green, Al, Tennie and
Jimmy, Margret Knowles and family, Barbara Thompson and family,
Kelly Cleare, Sophie Thompson and family, Salaika Styles and family,
Gary and Aretha Thompson, Shelly Hall and family, St. John's Jubilee
Cathedral Church and family, Shavanda, Sydney "Bucket" Cartwright,


Lequesha Laing, Louise and Sonia Bain, Anthony and Nicole Bain,
Dennis, Terrance, Alma, Beryl, Hazel, Karen, Norma, Leonard, Monica,
Mark, Louise, Leverne, Mary Morris and family, Patrice Hepburn,
Jack and Kym Ritchie, Thomas and Myrton King, KiShanna Wright,
Desi Bain, Monique Percentie, Angela Rolle, Michelle Bain, Tanya
Mackey, Linda Bentley, Muriel Forbes, Vickie, Cynthia and Valerie
Forbes of Florida, Ednie Gaitor, Patrick Roberts, Ricky and Monique
Burrows, Pedro, Ericka, Ghea, Cabrina Adderley, M.P. Pleasant
Bridgewater, Kayshala Ramsey, Kayla Swain, Stanley White, Sophie
Edgecombe, Sharon Bottle and family, Iris Charlton, Patsy Miller and
family Mike, Mary, Deanna and Andrew Mosko, John Whymns and
family, Sydney and Michelle Thomas, Invader for Christ Church
family, Staff of Seventeen Shop, Staff of Taino Beach Resort, Staff
of The Rand Memorial Hospital and Pioneers Loop Community, Staff
of Sunland Baptist Academy Staff; Students and P.T.A Board, Lillian
Wilchcombe and Myrtle Carroll.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "PERPETUAL SUITE" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE
TIME.



RODRIGO
TORRANO, 38

,. SOF #3 INDINIA LANE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF BTANGAS
CITY, PHILIPPINES WILL BE
HELD IN THE PHILIPPINES.

He is survived by his Uncle: Jorge P.
Caguicla; Brother-in-law: Avel C.
Mendoza; Numerous Other Relatives
including: Josln Buenviaje, Marianito Aranas, Brian Lamb, Bill
Gibson, Dencil Hepburn, Andre Davis, Gosnell Williams, Terry Gibson,
David, Dagleish, Marilyn Johnson, Linda Turnquest and The
Management and Staff of The Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "CELESTIAL SUITE" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA .ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00..A.M TO, 4:00 ,PM.


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REPORT
i A East Coral Roaa, Freeport, G.B., 3ahamas
-C. Box F-12312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


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


DEACON HUGH
FRANZ JOLLY, 49


I ^ OF #46, CORAL REEF ESTATES.
ji, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
S AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU.
BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28. 2007. AT
N 10:00 AM AT GRACE BIBLE
It FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, NANSEN
AVENUE, FREEPORT. GRAND
BAHAMA.OFFICIATING WILL BE
PASTOR AUDLEY L. SWAIN:
ASSISTED BY: DEACON JOHN SWAIN. INTERMENT WILL
FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK.
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Cherished Memories will forever linger in the Hearts of his Loving,
Devoted Wife and Best Friend: Sharon Jolly; Children: Renaldo
Jolly of Orlando, Florida, Dorrell Andrews, Tanika Pinder and Tamiko
Gardiner; 10 Sisters: Ellen Howell, Jacqueline Jolly, Judy Mae Knowles,
Sherill Bowen, Sheila, Andrea and Karen Pinder, Harlene Saunders,
Judy Barry and Valerie Evans; 5 Brothers: Lynden "Rickey" and Carl
Jolly, Gary and Hartley Pinder and Andrew Moss; Mother-in-law:
Beulah Gardiner; Son-in-law: Dave Pinder; 4 Grandchildren: Kenrick
Jolly, Dayshanique, Taivea and Dave Pinder Jr.; 4 Aunts: Doris and
Cicely Ewing, Dazel Jolly and Sarah Missick; 2 Uncles: Colin Ewing
and Perry Missick; 9 Sisters-in-law: Bernadette Jolly. Cestina Wilson,
Gestille Bain, Annis Kemp, Barbara, Vivian. Gleomie, Deandrea and
Paula Gardiner; 10 Brothers-in-law: Samuel Knowles, Terrance Bain,
Irvin Kemp, John Wilson, Aaron, Edwin, Franklyn, Carlton, Llewlyn
and Stephen Gardiner; 26 Nieces: Kate Knowles, Pasha, Payton and
Peri Lockhart, Jennifer Deveaux, Verna Stubbs, Audrey Hanna, Gesille
Taylor, Sheena Laing, Theresa Delancy, Shanique and Sherry Bowe,
Destiny, Adonika, Britney, Cassandra, Laverne, Tiffany and Shufel
Gardiner, Diane, Carla, Anya, Cindy, Susan, Genie and Simone Wilson;
36 Nephews: William Lightbourne, Kyle Knowles, Paul Lockhart Jr.,
Lynden and Ricardo Jolly, Maxwell Laing, Delano Taylor Jr., Corrie,
Aaron and Giovanni Bowe, Diego, Denton, Devard and Dr. Dervin
Kemp, Tyrell, Devontea, Destin, Jason, Shawn, Mark, Kippage, Edwin
Jr., Jarred, Alexus and Amardo Gardiner, James, Charles, Dayle, Jerrell,
Oswald, Alfred, Micheal, William and Freddie Wilson; 9 Godchildren:
Destin, Paul-Vashawn, Clavontea, Achara, Jarred, Lashanda, Shenne,
Brandice and Nathaniel; 21 Grand nephews; 11 Grand nieces; Other
Relatives and Friends: Paul Lockhart Sr., Reverend Audley & Sister
Ervina Swain and Extended Family Grace Bible Fellowship Church,
Horatio Smith and the Staff of Saybolt, Te Staff of Freeport Gospel
Chapel School, Mr. and Mrs. Haven Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Brister
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mullings, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Williams,
Mr..and Mrs. Simeon Robinson, Rev. and Mrs. Gregory Bowe, Rev.
and lMr.i Grdg)Bul1drU, Mr.,atid) Mrs. iNtirhin Chatltdn, Pastor'rid'd


1Irs. Joseph Ta lor. \Vivian \illiams and Family. Dr. Pail Cannings,
Mrs. Cannings of" Houston. Texas. Dwavne and Shanna Ruff of Savannah.
icoruga. Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Knowles of Abaco, Ocelia Billings of
Orlando. Florida. Natasha Barry. Ja'ir Stubbs, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph
Taylor, Brenda Robinson and family. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gibson, Dr.
Eric Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bowe, Mr. Derrick Bodie and
I Alandria Anderson.


VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "IRENIC SUITE" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
LIMITED. I I-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 8:30 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE
TIME.


DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT


~It


MR. CLEAVENSON
McARTHUR ROBINSON,
48
OF HOUSTON TEXAS AND
FORMERLY OF FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA DIED AT ST.
LUKE'S HOSPITAL,
JACKONVILLE, FLORIDA ON
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 18, 2007.


Left to Mourn his Passing are his Wife:
'*. Gail Robinson: Children: Cyd-Sheldon
and Brianne Robinson; Mother: Wally
Robinson; Mother-in-law: Adella
Dillon-Hunter; Father-in-law: Bernard Hunter; Brothers: Anthony and
Royal Robinson; Sisters: Linda Turnquest, Sherry and Rhonda Bastian,
Olive Patton, Kym Davis, Nickoya Hall and Marie Robinson; Sisters-
in-law: Christine and Eldora Robinson, Georgia Melville and Giselle
Dillon-Hunter; Brothers-in-law: Kendal Patton, Greg Davis, Gevon
Hall, Brent Neville Sr. and Chase Dillon-Hunter; Nephews: Anthony
Robinson Jr., Courtney, Lyndon, Royal Jr. and Jamell Robinson, Aharon
Bastian, Ryan McKinney, Kasar Patton and Brent Melville; Nieces:
Tonya and Tara Robinson, Roydoya and Royelle Robinson, Clenae
Howell, Tre nae Johnson, Grier Davis and Brittany Melville; Adopted
Father: Edwin Bastian and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends.

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


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


FUEAL SEVIEO


LATOYA NAKETA
DEMERITTE, 31

of Garden Hills Estates, will be held
on Saturday, April 28th, 2007 at 2:00
p. m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church,
Blue Hill and Wulff Road. Officiating
will be Rev. Cannon Basil Tynes,
assisted by Fr. Shazzasbazzar
Turnquest and Associate Priest, Fr.
Rodrick Bain. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F. Kennedy Drive.

Left to cherish her precious memories are her Parents: Joseph Demeritte
and Adena Fox, Step Parents: Oxley Fox and lisa Demeritte, Grand
Parent: Nora Jones Newbold, Adopted Grand Parent: Dorris Burrows,
Brother: Navado Demeritte, Step Brothers: Deandre Forbes, Revie
Fox Jr., and Terrence Fox, Adopted Brothers: Jerome Guillouet and
Suhuba Pratt, Sisters: Josette Demeritte and Gier Williams, Step
Sisters: Bridgette, Samantha and Valentina Fox, Adopted Sister:
Sarah Guillouet, Uncles: Glenville, Clifton, Clyde. Jefferey, Ray, Basil,
Cyril, John, Bruno, Don, Gregg, Fealy Jr., Elvis, Sidney, and Alfred,
Aunts: Willisy, Thecla, Glenda, Yvonne, Olga, Arnette, Cora, Florinda,
Moiah, Sherika, Lynn, Kristin, Theresa, Pamela, Judy, June, Theiry,
Sylvia, and Maria, Brother-in-law: Tyrone Williams, Nieces: Diajha,
Naejha, Jade, and Gabriella, Nephew: Deanza, God Children: D'asia,.
Carlin, Charles, and Alex, God Parents: Elva Moxey, Marsha Rolle
and Madrona Johnson, Cousins: Sonia, Camille, Rochelle, Diana,
Glenice, Geisha, Camilena, Shanti, Ra-Jone, Davia, Alivia, D'andra,
Padrey, Therisita, Eugene Jr., Blondelle, Allistine, Antionette, Lakita,
Odia, Ena, Tonya, Christiana, Franka, Ivy, Regina, Sabrina, Lashan,
Leanora, Sherrell, Dr. Munroe, Wade, Algernon, Julian Randol, Alonza,
Kurth, Ernie, Raymond, Nari, Leroy, Clyde Jr., Cephas, Alvin, Ario,
Dwayne, Dillian, Alan, Keith, Aleric, Adrien, Josh, Quentin, Clifton
Jr., Alriel, Rasheed, Devon, Devaughn, D'shon, Amral, Ella, Marion,
Renee, and Antoinette, Special Friend: Michael Jones, other Family
and Friends: Aunt Freda and Family; Charlton and Levy Families,
Ragged Island Family, Sheila Curling, Gwen Moncur, and Elsie Strachan
and their Families, Carolyn, Anne, Marsha, Edberth Joyous, Peterson
(Daddy P), Nathan Heastin, Rowena and Laura and their Families,
Driscilla, Verlene, Margaret, Marcy, Wilma, Jasmine, Leanthe, Kelda,
Andrea, Zammy, Charmaine, McQuela, and Lynette, Bridgette Johnson,
Raynard Rigby, Emilyn Petty, Enith Cooper, and Icelyn Thomas and
their Families, Jones Family, Evelyn Shaw and Family, St. Barnabas
Church Family, Management and Staff of British America, Management
and Staff of Hair International & Day Spa, Mr. Elvin Taylor, Dud
Maynard, and Andy Maynard and their Families, Freddy Gray, Ms.
Ester, Ms. Hanna, Ms. Culmer, Ms. Deveaux, Mr. McMillian, Ms.
Ritchie, Ragged Island Family, Garden Hills Community, Members


and Staff of Doctor's Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, especially
Dr. Munnings, Dr. Curling, Nurse Stephanie Lockhart, Nurse Arlene,
Shanti and Bell.
The family of Latoya would like to extend a special thanks and
appreciation to Dr. Locksley Munroe.

Viewing will be held in the "Celestial" Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 and then again at the church on Saturday
from 12:30 p. m. until service time.



Memorial Service



ARTHUR ROY
"Eventon"
DORSETT, 32

of Fire Trail Road and formerly of
Jamaica, will be held on Saturday,
April 28h, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at the
Chapel at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd.,
Robinson and Soldier Roads.
Officiating will be Evangelist Winston
Coakley. Cremation will follow.

He is survived by his Three Children: Omega, Adoni and Arthur Jr.
Dorsett, Father: Berti Lawrence, Four Sisters: Carol Thurston,
Claudette Birch, Nicole Leary, and Novellete Lawrence, Two Adopted
Sisters: Rosemarie Dorsett and Marcia Beneby, Two Brothers:
Winston Coakley and Earl Lawrence, One Adopted Brother: Hamilton
Dorsett, Three Brothers-in-law: Michael Thurston, Tristan Leary and
Dwayne Beneby, Two Sisters-in-law: Tammy Coakley and Caroline
Dorsett, Nieces include: Deandra Munnings, Kimberly and Keisha
Thurston, Sheniqua Douglas, Vandekia Rodgers, Ashley Norville, and
Bryann Beneby, Nephews include: Tevin Hall, Natario Evans, and
Tristan Leary Jr., Aunts: Ivy and Bobs Campbell, Cousins include:
Joan Pinder, Orion and Marino Dean, Jacqueline James, Donnovan,
Sharon, Dwight, Dayton, Dyqon and Daniella Lamey of Miami, Fl, and
Phillip Pinder, and a host of Relatives and Friends including: Jancis
Brown of Jamaica, Marcian Bowleg, Siean Todd, Kadian Hanson Wells,
and Marcia Sands and Family.

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic" Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on Friday
from 10:00 a. mi. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the Chapel from
9:30 a. in. until service time.


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


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


MMRAL SEVC FOR


JOHN "One Brown"
KNOWLES CAMPBELL, 43

of Elizabeth Estates, will be held on Saturday, April 28th,
2007 at 2:30 p. m. at St. Paul's Baptist Church, Bernard
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Carl J. Rahming. Intenrment
will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.

Left to cherish his memories are One Son: John Knowles
Jr., Sisters including: Katherine Clarke, Patrice, Gina
and Margaret Knowles, Clarice Knowles-Rousseau, Alice
of Miami, Fl, and the Campbell Family, Nieces: Monique,
Shonell, Tamicka, Ginet, Royiesa Williams, and Jennifer
Rousseau, Nephews: Tony, Quincy, Shavargo, Elvardo,
Kevin, Owen, Christian and Lawrence Rousseau,
Christopher, and Remi, Brothers-in-law: Anthony Clarke
and Jean Rousseau of Miami, Fl, Uncles: Wellington
and Samuel Knowles and their Families, Aunts: Sally
Lundy and Yvonne Johnson and their Families, other
Family and Friends including: Joan Clarke and Pat
Higgs and their Families, Deborah, Poinciana Inn Family,
Kathy Sturrup, Keith Bell, Evangeline Hamilton, Cora
Pratt and Family, Ingrid and Debbie, Elizabeth Estes, Fox
Hill, and Nassau Village Families.


There will be no viewing.


DEATH NOTICES


Deaconess Theresa Maria
Bethell, 52

of Little Hyde Park, Sea Breeze, died at the Princess
Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007.

She is survived by her Husband: Elder Hubert Bethell,
Mother: Floraine Anderson, Daughters: Teka Knowles,
Tonya Gaitor-Johnson, and Krystal Bethell, Brothers:
Patrick Tucker, Vernal McCartney, Andrew Capron, and
Joseph Anderson, and a host of other Relatives and
Friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.



Mrs. Annabelle
Moss Coleby, 43

of Sea Breeze, died at the
Princess Margaret Hospital on
SSunday, April 22nd, 2007.

e aShe is survived by her
Husband: Dwight Coleby,
Mother: Naomi Moss, Three
Sons: Pedro Moss, Kadeen
and Dwight Jr. Coleby, Three Daughters: Shakera
Johnson, Holltine Moss, and Dwikita Coleby, Three
Sisters: Daisy Albury, Flora Pierre, and Tasha Taylor,
Five Brothers: John, David and Lennix Moss, Ricardo
Moxey, and Kevin Brown, and a host of other Relatives
and Friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


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STANLEY RUFUS PRICE. 77


a resident of Ambrister Street, Fox Hill.
Sand formerly of Rum Cay. will be held
A! ";. at St. Mark's Native Baptist Church,
Romer Street, Fox Hill. on Saturday at
t11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Carrington S. Pinder. assisted by other
ministers. Interment follows in Fox Hill
Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
Left to cherish his precious memory are,
I son, Steve Price; 8 daughters: Margaret
Kinlock, Lulie Thompson. Remilda
Walkes, Elvira, Tammy, Ruth and Janet
Price and Toppie Brennen; 3 sons-in-law: Roland Kinlock, Felix
Thompson and D'urville Walkes; 32 grand children including,
Leonardo, Shannon, Keisha, Deon, Adre, Ray, Ashley, Delvon,
Christine, Simaria, Delvon, Kareem, Tomiko, Rashard and Yvette:
22 great grand children, and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Matthew Brown, Dudley Adderley, Henry and Jean
Rolle, Samuel and Thelma Dill and family and the entire Fox Hill
Community.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.



BERNADETTE MAJOR, 49

a resident of Ponderosa Subdivision off
Faith Avenue, will be held at First Baptist
Church, Market Street, on Sunday at 2:00
p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Michael
Coakley, assisted by Bishop Livingston
Lynes. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to mourn the passing of this
Beautiful, spirited and courageous woman
are, her husband, Stanley Major; step
mother, Ramona Smith; daughter,
Candina Farrington-Newry; son, Jefferson Farrington; mother and
father-in-law, Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Martha Major; son-in-law,
Toyel Newry Sr.; daughter-in-law, Margo Farrington; adopted
daughters, Lukana Hayes, Kathera Jones and Anya Clarke;
grandchildren, Andriel Newry, Toyel Jr., Triyel Newry and Jayden
Farrington; aunts, Cybil Dailey, Willamae and Annie McKenzie
and Carolyn Taylor; sisters, Sandra Clarke, Margaret Rolle, Genese
Toussaint, Patricia Peters, Myra Rodgers, Tizel Whitfield, Deborah
Sands, Sherry Hamilton, Naomi Sumner, Geanette Johnson,
I i . 1. 1 1H j ,,,'* 1 1. l I I' 1 1 ) .- I ,


arincnte StrachnIn and Sheila Roberts: brothers. Kenneth and
.',i.,un Miller. ., nnion\. Tvyrone. Micheai, Kirkw\ood. Aired.
"rick, LanIl. ;nLiarcian. Bradley and Leo McKenzie, James and
Jackson Rolle and Charles Johnson: sisters-in-laws. Beverly and
Glenda Miller. Edith Vernell. Sheila. Andrea and Amanda
McKenzie. Patricia Johnson, Ann Major, Vanrea Thompson and
Naomi Major: brothers-in-laws, Arlington Clarke Sr. Inspector
682 Kipling Rolle. Sgt. Danny Toussaint, Raphael Peters, Jackie
Rodgers. Robert Sumner and Allen Sands: numerous nieces
including, Sharlene Miller. Shena Buggs of Atlanta Georgia. Erica
Greene, Almonique Clarke, Roena Rolle, Kentel Missick. Bridgette
Farquarson. Aramenta Collins, Cleotisa, WPC 5005 Tyronique
and Shaquelle Mckenzie. Janell and Anastacia Miller. Shaniece
Toussaint. Lakeisha Johnson. Sheniqua, McKell. Janay, and Destiny
McKenzie. Latisha Davis. Mychaella Davis. Meshay Cooper and
Tennille Darling; numerous nephews including, Mervin Greene,
Jamal Samuels, Arlington Jr. and Antonio Clarke, PC. Zhivargo
McKenzie, PC. Kipling Rolle. Ricardo, Earnel. Jamie and Ryan
McKenzie. Dylan Miller, Donniel Rolle, Codero and Danaj
Toussaint. Ramon, Alex, Omar, Oniel, Micheal Jr. and Jamal
McKenzie, and Jamyren Rodgers; numerous cousins including,
Rosemary Smith, Joseph Abraham, Helene Smith, Lillian
Armbrister, Ena Culmer, Wellington Henfield, Haverson Mckenzie,
Cecil McKenzie of Orlando Florida. Cecil Mckenzie of Nassau,
Brenda and Dario Ferguson, Dan-en and Deshan Knowles; other
relatives and friends including. Pastor Michaeal and Diana Coakley
and the Latterday Ministries Family, Madlyn Ferguson, Dion
Coakley, The Major Family, The Newton family, The Hudson
family, The Ingraham family, The Gardiner family. Gloria Gardiner,
Geneva Gardiner and family, Clarabell Cooper and family, Clara
Burrows and family, Betty Davis and family Eleanor Barry and
family, Naomi Smith, Prudence Bain, Loretta Knowles and family,
Lenora Black and family, Geraldine Pratt and family, Theresa
Hepburn, Idamae Bain, Dell Lundy and Beverley, Gloria Flowers.
Bloneva Rolle, Paulette Lloyd. Stephanie Lewis, Ruth Evans and
family, Renae Arty, Denck and Stephanie Edwards, Travis Morley,
The Rigby family, Miss Erma, The Taylor family, The Aranha
family, Miss Carrie, The Ramsey family, The Sands family, Dorothy
Curtis and family, Jeanette, Nita and Hellen McKenzie, Unay
Gibson, The entire Gibson family, Eric Riley and family, Gregory
Farrington and family, Bradley Munnings Nurse Donnel Johnson
and the Dressing Room Staff, Miss Kerlean Rahming, Ivan
Knowles, Linda and family, John Woodside, The Entire Staff of
Laundry Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital, The
Principal, Staff and Students of the Stephen Dillet Primary School,
The Principal Staff and Students of the Government High School,
The Dialysis Staff, the staff of Female Medical 1 and 2 and Female
Surgical I Wards.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and on
Sunday from 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until
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SHAVARDO SHAKAN WRIGHT
BROWN, 14

a resident of Wild Guava Ave.,
Pinewood Gardens, will be held at
Zion South Beach Baptist Church,
Zion Blvd. on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop B. Wenith
Davis. Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard
Roads.


Left to cherish his memory are his
mother, Eslina Brown-Stephenson:
father, Craig Wright; stepfather, Walton
Stephenson; 4 brothers, Gregory Wright I, Lavardo, Moses and
Gregory Wright II; 2 sisters, Velma and Lashunte Wright; 1 step
brother, Omar Stephenson; 2 step sisters, Shadesa and Medesa
Stephenson; grandmothers, Velma Taylor Santiago and Lillian
Wright; step grandmother, Gloria Stephenson; grand father, Hilton
Brown of USA; step grandfathers, Esterez Santiago and Menocal
Stephenson; great grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lewis; step
great grand mother, Midora Laggie; aunts, Cleopatra Cozier of
Ft. Lauderdale, Nurse Evelyn Hanna, Rosalie Minnis, Nikita
Taylor, Barbara Wright, Gail Johnson, Mildred Curry, Deann
Arnett, Eleanor Hield of Freeport, Ida Hill of Ft. Lauderdale,
Vivien, Debbie and Heather Stephenson, Shannie Black, Wmnifred
Knowles, Chanell, Sharlene, Carmen, Carley, Jackie, Janet and
Antoinette Brown; grandaunts, Deaconess Nellie Thompson,
Portia Small, Sonia Smith and Brenda Fenton of Salt Lake City,
Utah, Beverly Ambrister, Cheryl Clarke, Lenora Lewis, Gertrude
Adderley, Erma McPhee, Penny Ferguson, Patrice Adderley and
Deborah Armbrister; great grand aunts, Daisy Nottage of Behring
Point, Andros and Merlene Mackey of Mastic Point, Andros;
uncles, Deacon Stephen Taylor, Lenny, Devon, Kirk, Calvin,
Kevin, Matthew, Hilton Jr., Kenneth, J.J.,-Carlton and ahos
Brown, Dalton, Cabel and Andrew Stephenson, Glen, Godfrey,
John, Patrick and Kendal Wright, Chris Black, Kebal Simms and
William Minnis; grand uncles, Kenneth McPhee, Kenneth Smith,
Franklyn Adderley, Patrick Ferguson, Edward Armbrister, Marvin,
Jason and Lloyd Lewis; cousins to numerous to mention; special
family and friends, Woman Inspector Althea Porter, Princess,
Jennymae and Sheryann Porter, Linda Regis and family, Paul
and Nathaniel Tucker, Michael and Samuel Johnson, Anthony
Bain, Sonia Thompson, Ruthmae Francis and family, Ms. Riley
and family, Dorothy Moss, Vaughn Saunders and family, the
Hanna, McPhee, Williams, Taylor, Adderley, Armbrister and
Finton families, Rosalie Knowles and family, Nathaniel Knowles
and family, Mr. Mason and family, the Pinewood, City Market
and Stapledon School families, Theresa Horton and family,
Eleanor Goodman and family, Beatrice Smith and family, Tracy


Johnson and family, Darella Lafrance and family, Indera Kelly
and family, Leotha Mackey and family, Lavease Edgecombe and
family, the Duncombe, Mackey and Whyms families.

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


ELWOOD FREDERICK JOHNSON, 62
a resident of Labour Street, will be
held at Our Lady of the Holy Souls
Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Oficiating will
be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc., assisted
by Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming and
Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson.
Interment follows in The Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.
Cherished memory will forever linger
in the hearts of his two daughters,
Paschal Johnson and Sasha Johnson;
one adopted son, Christian; four
grandchildren, Candace, Latoya, Alexis and Lucas; great-
grandchild,: Riley; five sisters, Vernita Johnson, Joycelyn
Armbrister. Andree Swales (Anchorage, Alaska), Cherine Bodie,
Nicole Gibson (Miami, Florida); six brothers, Joseph Johnson,
Jeffrey Johnson, Kendal Johnson, Brister Johnson (Freeport,
Grand Bahama), Everette Johnson, Kevin Eve; brothers-in-law,
Ronald Swales and Philip Bodie; sisters-in-law, Sheila Johnson,
-Francita Johnson, Desiree Johnson, Faye Johnson, Lola Johnson;
aunts, Viola Gibson and Audrey Wright; nieces: Dr. Larissa
Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Darnell Grant, Charmayne Bullard,
Chanel Green, Kim Scriven, Janice Longley, Lavelle Johnson,
Tiffany Bourne, Racquel Johnson, Shara .Johnson, Keeva Johnson,
rKenya, Kacy, Shonell, Candice, Christavia, Dr. Nyree McDonald,
Taja-jihan Swales, Amanda Johnson, Bria Johnson, Tavara
Johnson, Cherelle Cartwright, Xynea Johnson, Knisia Johnson,
Tone' Johnson, Shawntee' Gibson, Nikeva Eve, Narissa Eve,
Shakira Eve, Christal Eve, Latoya Eve, nephews: Lamon Johnson,
Trevor Thompson, Sheldon Bullard, Chino Armbrister, Marlon
Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Damien Johnson, Ronnie Holmes, Keith
Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Greg Johnson, Maceo Johnson,
Jermaine Johnson, Jason Johnson, Kenrod Johnson, Kenrick
Lockhart, Kendal Johnson Jr., Kendall, Lwayad, Kelsey Johnson,
Lamar Johnson Jr., Kevin Eve Jr.; and a host of other relatives
and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday. There will
be No viewing at church on Saturday.


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SIS. BETTY SAUNDERS, 62
a resident of Flamingo Gardens, will be
held at New Bethlehem Baptist Church,
Independence Drive, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Everette
Brown, assisted by Rev. Erold
Farquharson, Rev. Joseph Saunders, Elder
Yvonne Deveaux. Min. Derek Munroe
& Min. Sharon Cleare. Interment follow's
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by her husband, Prince
L. Saunders: one son. Prince A. Saunders:
two daughters, Cheryl L. Rolle and
Georgina K. Reckley: father. Dudley
Cooper; one sister, Dorothy Cooper; four grandsons. Jamaal and Javon
Reckley, Joshua Lockhart, and CeRon Rolle: one granddaughter.
Simone Rolle; five step-sisters, Mrs. Antoinette Symonette, Mrs. Anita
Williams, Mrs. Patricia Haughton, and Ms. Cordele Phillips: four step-
brothers, Dr. Winston, Shawn, Allan and Christopher Phillips: four
adopted daughters, Vemice Heastie, Elizabeth Sands, Anita Cooper
and Sharon Richards; one uncle, Charles Bill Rolle of Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama; one son-in-law, Simeon H. Rolle; two sisters-in-law,
Alsaida Atwell and Louise Saunders: best friends, Delores and Emily
Coakley; nieces, Miriam Rolle and Debbie Fawkes: nephews. Charles.
Winston, Stephen, and Jerry Johnson, a host of relatives and friends
including, Natshia Ferguson, Sandra Smith and Shane Moxey, Anthony
Johnson, Samuel Rahming, Petty Officer Lawson Clarke, Kevin Clarke.
Ella Rolle, Whitlane Gilbert and family. Thelma Gibson, Louise Dean.
Carolyn and Samuel Hield, Leon Fritzgerald Hepburn, Reverend Father
Mervyn "Buck" Johnson, Ronald "Buck", Arlington. Levi and Carlan
Johnson, Gladys Dames, Hilda Douglas. Dr. Ellamae "Jello" Dennard
of Jacksonville, FLA., Terez Curry, Dellaresse Bethell. Henry and
Rodney Thompson, Tyrone Saunders. Steven Atwell of Jacksonville,
FLA. and Neville Atwell, Ethral Knowles. Joycelyn Campbell. Helen
and Olga Thompson, Audrey Dorsette, Geraldine Martin, Claudine
Hutchinson, Anita Glinton, Eloise Ferguson, Glendina and Jeanette
Saunders and Valencia Boehner of Missouri. Sis. Madge Grant and
family, Hattie and Keith Prosper of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dorothy
Rolle and family and numerous god-children, special thanks to the
nursing staff of the Oncology Department of the Princess Margaret
Hospital, Dr. Theodore Turnquest and Dr. Curling, Dr. Monroe and
Team, Principal, staff, faculty and students of Sir Gerald Cash Primary
School, Staff of National Insurance Board, Management and Staff of
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., and UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd. Bishop Albert
H. Hepburn and.the entire United Christian Cathedral family, Pastors
Sterling and Marcia McPhee and the entire family of Julibee Christan
Center, Rev. Kenneth H.B. Adderley and the entire family of Temple
of the Word Ministries, Evangelist Angela Cooper, prayer partner, Mrs.
Joseph and Mrs. Miller of the Soup Kitchen, Apostle Carmel Gibson
and the entire family of Higher Ground Ministries, The Flamingo
Gardens Community, Lodgers, Commonwealth Masons and Order of
Easter Star, Love and Charity, Good Samaritan and Household of Ruth,
and Admiral Collie, neighbour.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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BARRINGTON
BARRY
"Butch"
TINKER, 56

of Claridge Road, will be held
on Sunday at 1pm at
Centreville Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 5th Terrace,
Centerville. Officiating will be
Dr. Leonard A. Johnson,
assisted by Pastor Valentino
Campbell. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,


Soldier Road.


He is survived by his mother, Althea Tinker; siblings, Lynda,
Telicia and Karen, Keith and Kevin; in-laws, Jerome Bethel,
Oscar Fowler. Karen Tinker. Betty Tinker; children, Nicole,
Troy. Kayla and Akili Hamilton, Kim and Terry Styles and
Darius and Stacey, grandchildren, Ryan, Warenique, Nikieqa,
Kevin, Victoria, Phinea, TJ, Topaz and Theophilus; uncle,
Harry Papageorge and family; other uncles, Dudley, Ezra,
Donald, Vincent and Tim; aunts, Leona, Jenesta, Jean, Lucille
and Ethelmae; numerous neices and nephews including,
Nekkel. Romanoff, Kevin Jr., Kyle, Keson, Dominic, Letaj
and Wayde; nieces. Dominique, Zenobia, Karla and Patrice;
and a host of other relatives and friends including. Evelyn
Gibson and family, Ida Glinton and family, Genevieve Albury
and family, the Clarke family, the Thomas family, the Hinds
family, Jackie Darrell and the Claridge Road and Peach Street
Communities, the Centreville SDA Church family, Lilly Smith
and family, Kevin Brown and the "Coppit" family, Ruthmae
Adderley and family, the Browns Plumbing and National
Plumbing families, the staff of the Male Orthopedic Ward,
Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and
again on Sunday from 9:30am to 1 lam and at the church from
noon until service time.





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"MULTIPLICATION
TOPIC:
"THE MULTIPLICATION FACTOR"
Part 1
By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley

Read: John 15:1-2
My brothers and sisters, we are in a season of multiplication,
increase. Multiplication is always increasing itself. Multiplication
is a factor or apart of what already exist. It enlarges what is there.
Multiplication always needs something to start with. Many of you
are wondering why am I going through these situations, struggles.
pains, crisis, and problems. If I am in a season of Multiplication?'
God is pruning you. Why am I decreasing, things are more difficult
now: if God has multiplication, increase on His mind. God is Pruning
you.

Mv brothers and sisters. God \wants to continue to hear truiits
(Multipiv). If voul want to be! -nor ie fruits /nr c:asec. faliu God
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2.1Miake surn sunlight can -.c ~ alt ar, r -,.n t:. trnccs. It is
letting go of things. It is G6 ,"d ,- 'i1 "i ,ic oues in our lives.
3.Increase the size and quaii:\ ,; it. ,I Is ,o putting things
in order.
4.Encouiracge new fruits to develop I' is Go i testing your faith.
James 1:2-4; Isaiah 54:1-3

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


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'Stand up, stand up for truth'


PASTOR DEANZA A CUNNINGHAM
Senior Pastor
Christ Community Church
As I look at the political and spiritual land-
scape today, it is clear that those of us who
claim to be the custodians of absolute
truth can no longer flow with the tide. We are
urgently called to an intense defense of the truth by
our proclamation and presence because absolute
truth is in a verbal and visible battle in our world.
This was glaringly evident last week as I listened
to talk radio regarding 12 moral questions, posed by
a coalition of pastors and concerned Christian lead-
ers. The questions were given in order to ascertain
the moral positions of potential members of parlia-
ment.
1 was troubled by the responses of se iral callers.
who understand so little about the gospel of Jesus
Christ. In fact, so removed were some fli on the
understanding of the gospel that a few expressed a
desire to shut up the mouth of the church o. Jesus
Christ. I wondered whether thev were fuliy sei/ed of'
their statements. I became immersed in the under-
standing of Jesus' words to be careful not to cast
pearls before swine.
I believe that a question needing attention is how
do we contextualize the gospel so that it remains rel-
evant in a world of pluralities dogged by cultural
arrogance and religious bigotry? What say \ou?
Without addressing the obvious in this small
space, I ask several questions of those \\ ho seek to
shut up the mouth of pastors who are seeking to ful-
fill their roles as God's prophets:
Is God concerned about the affairs of this
world?
- The answer is emphatically, yes. because God is
sovereign and his people live here.
Who is it that speaks for God in the world?
The answer is the church God's commununity of
Christian believers, in blood covenant wi' I-l1im.
who have been commissioned by Himi,,lf ,o contin-
ue the redemptive-evangelistic and dis'.ipl'ship min-
istries of Jesus Christ on earth.
What are the aims of the gospel?.
The gospel of Jesus Christ has twin i.m> i he sal-
vation of the soul and the humanizaito i ii the soul.
This is what the 12 questions are aboil
The church is not called to be ai hI! .-) politi-
cal entity; we are called to be the ch Lch, \\ rich is
lhe preserver and depository of l ut1h. Ite' i ,'e,. wc
must be in the business of influencing the ltransfor-
mation of our nation and the medium for I his is the
liberating power of the'gospel of Jesus, C(Ihrist. with
its twin aims of salvation and humani/;ttion.
God expects His church to call into questionn.
expose and challenge the forces, powers and struc-
tures of injustice, unrighteousness, oppression, cor-
ruption, violence and greed that are at work in our
society, and that imprison our people.
No doubt there are imperfections present in mem-
bers of the church, for if we say we have no sin we
are liars; notwithstanding our imperfections, we are
nonetheless the moral gatekeepers and it would be
ungodly for the church not to pontificate and
demand high morals from those who wish lo lead as
God's ministers in the institution of government.
As Archbishop Patrick Pinder wrote in his Easler
pastoral letter, "our first step (in making election
choices) is to examine the candidates offering to


* PASTOR DEANZA CUNNINGHAM


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serIe as vour representative in parliament." I le con-
tinues, "lhere are some questions you should ask
about all candidates: has tit(' candidate conducted
hmi; or herselff in a manner wvorithy of bcing your rtcp-
rcs('entitlive il Parliamentci'? Is he or she ipu' t'cid to bc
/hole',t, has bht'I'l fIree.l)om si,' canldal or unhIeco'ninig
condndct? lHas tIhe' person by action or word promoted
the protection of family life, the sanclity of family life,


etc.?" I say, "Amen", to the Archbishop's concerns
and instructions. The church must guard the city.
As the church, we must respond to our societal
needs through the proclamation of the gospel, which
leads to the salvation of the soul, but we cannot and
must not ignore the humanization of the soul
because people live in a community affected by aca-
demics, politics, class, economics and poverty. And
people must be taught how to and helped to survive
because this emphasis of the gospel is at the heart of
national transformation. This is where the gospel
comes alive. It liberates.
Statistics indicate that one out of every ten
Bahamian young men will go to prison. Seven out of
every ten young women will end up pregnant. Of the
1500 rapes reported between 2000 and 2004, 952
were against children. Our girls. 10 19, are con-
triacing AIDS at an alarming rate, more than our
bots. Should the mouth of the church be closed to
these and other matters in the public arena? I dare
sav no.
Again I sav that the church is called to the busi-
ness of influencing the transformation of the nations:
therefore God expects His church to call into ques-
tion. expose and challenge the forces, powers and
structures \which imprison people from realizing
their fullest potential. This is part and parcel of
preaching the full gospel.
As I grew\ up on Crooked Island in the sixties, the
general elections were especially exciting as truck
loads of flour, rice, grits, sugar and salt beef made
their way to various homes to cause support. And in
an economically depressed area as it was, such was
glor\ to behold. But what was most depressing to
me \w as the separation of friends and family because
of their different political persuasions during those
general elections,
The island iand its churches were polarized by the
politics of the petty lords. This occurrence should
net ir he among, .he people of God or the nation at
large because it is simply demonic.
As \Ce xol on Wednesday, let the important spiri-
'ia ; ilek of 1:I a'nony. peace and mutual cooperation
pI L\ I \\ hatle Ji\ergence of political opinion may
exisi because oi i tire success in any institution there
nilusi be uni, ,al! upon all to vote their con-
scie"k e. m't iuc" ;t forget that ihec : onily one
RBa l;.'.iis. AiLd L'tlhetl \ ou party or the other
wins o hol to ., ) and work for tour family in
'l ', iv lBTC iand so on.
L tI is pult ..e a tisan politics on May 2. 2007
and losgeher Oitii I his most blessed little country in
the -o tirld uindcEi ;od. Forward. Upwa',d. Onward,
'lo". Iher.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 PG 19


Sister Mary Jacinta Neely




Sitting atop a hill not far from the city of Nassau, Saint Martin Monastery is the home

of an independent Benedictine community of religious women serving the Roman

Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau in the Bahamas. Their foundation in 1937 was to

pursue sanctification of community members and engage in apostolic work for

the spiritual and temporal welfare of the underprivileged. Each month, the

Monastery will shine a spotlight on one or more of its members.


Sister Mary Jacinta Neely, OSB
S aint Benedict, Father of
Western Monasticism, wrote in
his Holy Rule (58:1) "Do not
grant newcomers to the monastery an
easy entry, but as the Apostle says 'test
the spirits to see if they are from God (I
John 4:1)". As Sister Mary Jacinta
Neely, OSB, reflects on what led her to
the religious life 47 years ago, she con-
cludes that it was the grace of God
because she did not receive an easy
entry.
At the age of fourteen when she was
determined that she had a vocation to
the religious life her mother supported
her, however her father kept asking her,
"Don't I provide a place for you to stay,
clothes for you to wear and food for
you to eat?"
Yet, despite such discouraging inter-
rogations, countless and endless inter-
views by her pastor, Father Cornelius
Osendorf, OSB, Bishop Paul Leonard
Haggarty, OSB, and the mother superi-
or of Blessed Martin de Porres
Convent, Sister Marie Agnes Rolle,
Sister Jacinta was not deterred from
her vocation. The only restraining force
was that she had to wait until h. if-
teenth birthday.
The date and time was set for 4pm on
September 8, 1960 and despite the
threat of hurricane Donna, and the pre-
cautions not to venture onto the streets,
Sister Jacinta left her "home in
Dumping Ground Corner to begin her
formation programme at Blessed
Martin de Porres Convent, on Nassau
Street. These formative years exposed
her to the traditions and customs of the
Church and religious life and prepared
her to live the Benedictine molltto "Orai
et Labora" (pray and work).
She advanced in wisdom and grace as
she not only mastered Ilhe Lilin which
fortified her spiritluial lile bitl also hier
comniunil lile which eicoiiipIs.isci \ -
ious !,)I'm : reponsibilitic,- '. cil .1,
ikmfiI :Ii (' 1rieacs Io the cIli c i '-l.
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SISTER MARY NEELY

cow at Blessed Martin Convent and
planting and harvesting beans and glad-
iolas at St Benedict, Convent, St
Joseph, Minnesota (1962-1965) as the
native community went through the
amalgamation process which trans-
formed the 25 year old Blessed Martin
conlimmunity.
Sister Jacinta, a native of Mangrove
Cay, Andros admits that her spiritual
life was deeply nurtured by the exam-
ples of her father, Alpheus C Neely Sr.
the Catechist at St Benedict's Roman
Catholic Church, Mangrite C .,
Andros, and her nolher. Mhirilyn A
(nec Nairn) Neel,c who ser\veC as sac-
rislan, first atl Outr L.id s C hurclh. andZ
lhen at St Joselphis ( 'huch. both in Ne'\\
Pio idclncc. .Si'l r I'1 : c us crs


impact on her, especially Arnold (three
years her senior) and Alpheus Jr. (two
years her junior), who taught her how
to become tough by the many tricks
and practical jokes they played on her.
Being inseparable from her brothers
taught her many life lessons.
She quickly learned the place of
females in the Church on one occa-
sion when she followed her brother
into the sanctuary while he was serving
Mass.
Being teased as a three year old for
being in the boy's line, when her broth-
er was in kindergarten.
And delighting in shooting marbles
and climbing trees with the boys, pro-
vided further opportunities for her to
be programmed into how young ladies
should act.
Her sisters, (Marie, Florence and
Angela and her last brother, MACC)
all younger than she, enriched her skills
of compassion, honesty, sharing and
basic human values, which have proven
to be most helpful in community life.
Love and quest for knowledge were
instilled into Sister Jacinta at a very
young age, while she was being taught
by her parents. She still remembers the
day when she became aware of the ;act
that the true ar I of reading consisted of
going from word to word. line to line
and page to page: up to that lime of
enlightenment she was able "to read"
the whole story about "Old Dog Tom
Met Mr Wolf", from one page, holding
the book upside down.
All of Sister .acintas fornimal educa-
tion was within the Catlholic School
Svsiem. In Nassau she attended Our
I ady's School (1 50-1 58: Aquinlas
(College (1959 & 1960): St Benedict's
I lgh School. St Joseph. Nliicnneso
(16 -I) 5S): Sl LeneIdicis College Si
John'sl" m ersi ( H,\ in l)70/) ain'


Other than being a religious sister,
Sister Jacinta's long-term goal was to
become either a secretary or a teacher
and she has achieved both goals. Her
secretarial skills enabled her to serve
her religious community as secretary
for 29 years (1978-2007) and gave her
wings to many Caribbean Islands as
secretary for the Conference of Major
Superiors of the Antilles.
Her teaching career began at St
Vincent de Paul School, Hunter Grand
Bahama where she taught grades four
and five (1966- 1968). After attending
Bahamas Teachers College. (1968-
1970) she was assigned to Holy Name
School, Bimini, as a teacher (1970-
1974) and then as a principal (1976 -
1981). Being loyal to her vow of obedi-
ence, she served as principal of St
Bede's School, Nassau and taught
English at Her Majesty's Prison (1981-
1984), then was transferred to Grand
Bahama Catholic High School (1984-
1991). From 1993 to the present she
teaches Religious Studies and Civics at
Aquinas College, Nassau. grades eight
through twelve.
Sister Jacinta's zeal for growth and
development has propelled her to
pact vast areas of academics, and her
commitment to service and spreading
the Gospel afforded her with opportu-
nities to evangelize on numerous fami-
lv islands during the summer months.
She has been integrally involved with
spiritual development programmes.
(CCD, RCIA. TEC. marriage prepara-
tions, Diocesan Catechetical Institutes.
and the permanent deaconate pro-
graimme) throughout the archdiocese;
served on Diocesan (General
Assemblies as presenter anld secretary
:, \well as the Diocesan
( cOmllillU ici tiol Boalrd.
Continuing to stand on the shoulders
W' c aIt iC olinal .;-ia l s. SisleI .lacilll;
c ',> l1det"s hicrseCIl to lie '; /calotiS sIe\\-
,"* \\ lii's' ,',t*c. daes'le is lo ]ass on It.
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RELIGION


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THE Spiritual Assembly of
Baha'is of New Providence pres-
ents "The Promised Day of God -
Songs and Dances of Praise", a
Free Concert at Workers House
ballroom, Tonique Darling Way,
Saturday, April 28, at 8pm. For
more information call 362.1408 or
424.0098.


By REVEREND ANGELA
BOSFIELD
PALACIOUS

"THEN you will call upon lit'
(nil coLnli' intl pra) y to inc., t1 l I
will listen to YoU. "
Jeremiah 29:12
0here comes a time in
most of our lives w hen
we hai\ to call out to
God. On al television programme
wheree people are pleasantly sur-
prised bh a ne\\ interior design in
their home or the acquisition of aI
prize, the expression -0 mI
God" may be used. l'his is not
the kind of call that I mean.
It is not a call of the name, hut
a plea to the Person. lhe coming
is the active indicator of an inten-
tional move to approach God in
prayer. It is the coming to \wor-
ship, the search for a place to
pray. the shifting of the locus to
the presence of God.
The guarantee given is that \\e
will be heard. We \\ill be listened
to i a aln accommodating wav. Isn't
that a hopeful assurance? What
do you need to say to God todav
if vou know that you will be lis-
tened to. and responded to, inll


REV A C B PALACIOUS

some waV? Open \ouC r N h'i. t 1nd
cry out from its depths. I) i ll b
praying for God to touch ex er\
reader in a special wa\x.
In fact. let us all join to-etCler
in a prayer that the heaii-cries of
all who call out to God toda\ \will
be felt by all of us as a burden to
carry for each other. Let us pray
to be a part of the solution if God


desires for us to be. Let us pray
for consolation and comfort for
all in pain.
Let us make a collective cry on
behalf of this nation in every con-
ceivable area even as our prayers
go up for a peaceful election day
on May 2.
Let us pray: Lord Our God, we
vour children cr out to oun even
as the Hebrew slaves cried out to
vol and voil deliv ered then from
I'Phara11 t. Lord. w:. ;he descen-
dants ol slaves a:. slave masters,
the people of hii' l/nld wiloi YOU11l
hlave called to he Youir people.
come be/t'fore yol ; ii pra\'er to
illtrc'de for the/, s, i i are bro-
'ken il hoSd.: wou;.'.:ecl ;i soul,
prnissci in spirt. '.' need Peace in
Ill h' ii 'ts antd h,,nes, love in all
o ;' diie i intli joy inI ourt
.i/;l"t(tht'!i :o gra iie i'' g,;nur tili -
.11 s' c' rn p /'rical differencess .
AIllow 'tle spri f Easter: 0
(a, 'o i>cll /it rhin us forever
liat r ct' iila" he a resurrection peo-
Pi ,', e i'pot'erd ii o turn V'our
iworlid upsitie down. Mlav we con-
iinlue to call out to voIl each day
as we open ourselves to know ou
more intimately. Lord hear our
prayer, and let our cry come unto
thee. Amen.


'Don't be afraid...It is I'


By CLEMENT JOHNSON

THIS coming Sunday the readings in
Christian Churches will continue to
highlight the spirit of Easter, the spirit
of the Risen Christ.
Saint Luke, in the gospel reading,
describes what seems to be the begin-
ning of a normal day in the life of the
Apostles during those first few weeks
after the resurrection of Jesus. He had
appeared to the women, to Peter and
to the disciples on the road to
Emmaus.
The Gospel tells us how he appeared
to the eleven. It was Sunday and they


were gathered together. They had
heard what the two disciples had told
them about how they had talked with
our Lord on the road to the town
called Emmaus and how they had
known it was Jesus when he broke the
bread.
It was then that they heard the
words, "Peace be with you." When
they heard these simple words, this
very common Jewish greeting, the
apostles understood that Jesus was in
their midst and they were afraid. That
was why he said to them, "Don't be
afraid. It is I." He wanted to show
them that he was not a ghost so he


invited them to touch him. He showed
them his hands and his feet and imme-
diately sat down with them to share the
meal they were having.
During those days after the tri-
umphant Resurrection of our Lord it
was simple gestures, like these, that
were important. By sitting down to talk
with his disciples as they shared a meal
together Jesus wanted to show them
that any person who wants to discover
him anew must look for him in the sim-
ple, little occurrences in life.
And this is the great lesson that this
Gospel Reading teaches us this
Sunday. Jesus invites us to look at him
through the eyes of faith. And he tells
us that we should not be afraid. He
promises us that he will always be a
faithful friend to those who are faithful
to him.
Throughout the history of salvation
God has show that he is faithful. He
keeps his promises, even when his peo-
ple do not keep theirs. He promised to
send us a Messiah who would save us


from our sins and he kept his promise
by sending us his only Son. Jesus
Christ. At times, in our relationships
with others and with God, we do not
show the true love that Jesus asks us to
show. It is difficult for us to see Jesus in
the members of our family or in the
brother or sister who has offended us
or who has failed to live up to the trust
we placed in him or her. We are used to
testing others, and even God himself,
constantly demanding that they show
us. through extraordinary deeds, that
they are worthy of our friendship and
our love.
The readings teach us that, even as
we celebrate the triumphant
Resurrection of our Lord. it is in the
ordinary events in life that we really
discover the Risen Christ in our lives.
We should always try to remember that
the Resurrection of our Lord mav not
change our daily lives, per se. but it
should show ui hiw to look at life dif-
ferently, how to !ive 'ur li e 1 n. faith
and with failh.


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Thursday, April 26, 2007 PG .21


'A God of second chances'


By FATHER
JAMES MOULTRIE

"Simon, son of John, do you
love me?
(John 21:17)

It has been said that the
only person who does not
fail at anything is the one
who never attempts anything.
There is much truth in that, in
both the physical and the spiri-
tual realms. Is seems strange
that we often judge failures
more harshly in spiritual mat-
ters. Someone makes a mis-
take, often foolish and tragic,
and it is never forgiven or for-
gotten by other people.
Fortunately God is more mer-
ciful.
Complete obedience to God
is always difficult. The early
disciples were no different
from us in this respect. They
had seen the Risen Lord on
more than one occasion. Yet
Peter returned to his fishing
business on the Sea of Galilee,
seemingly frustrated that Jesus
had not established His
Kingdom in Israel before
Good Friday. He forgot that
Jesus had said, "My Kingdom
is not of this world". Six other
disciples joined him. Was this
simply a night of recreation, a
trip to catch fish to satisfy
hunger, or a return to their
fishing business after the disap-
pointment of the events of
Holy Week? Whatever the rea-
son, they toiled all night with-
out success. But things were
about to change.
As dawn broke, they saw
someone standing on the
shore. The man enquired how
successful they had been with
their overnight fishing. When
they admitted that they had
caught nothing, He called to
them to cast their net on the
right side of the boat. When
they did they caught so many
fish that they could not drag
the net onto the boat. John, the
beloved disciple, recognized
that the man on the shore was
the Lord, "It is the Lord".
Peter acted in typical fash-
ion. When he learned that it
was the Lord, he put on his
clothes and swam ashore, leav-
ing the other six to bring the
boat and the fish to the shore.
The lesson is clear: no matter
how.hard one may work, suc-
cess is always in the hands of
the Lord. Only when people
obey him do their efforts have


beneficial results. While our
Lord's directions may not be so
explicit today, it is nevertheless
only as people obey Him that
success comes.
We live in times of diminish-
ing physical resources. People
worry about what will happen
when natural earthly resources
run out. We have that fear with
oil today, which is why it costs
so much. There are only finite
amounts of things we use to
make life comfortable. But
there are no such limits with
God. Just as Jesus took five
loaves and two fish and fed five
thousand, so God can supply
the needs of His own today.
The disciples discovered that
Jesus had already made provi-
sion for their breakfast. He had
fish and bread available. No
one dared to ask Him where
they came from. They had
learned that He could supply
whatever was needed.
Although this is true, God
also makes use of what people
can do. The net full of fish was
still in the water, and Jesus
instructed the disciples to bring
some of the fish they had
caught to supplement the
breakfast menu. God gives his
people strength, ability, and
opportunity. He expects us to
make use of what we achieve
through His help. He never
promised to supply our needs
without our cooperation. God
still helps those who help
themselves.
The climax of this story
comes in the conversation of
Jesus with Peter. After what
happened on Maundy
Thursday night, we would have
expected Jesus to write Peter
off as being weak, cowardly,
and unreliable. Had Jesus done
so, most people would have
said that He had no other
option. After all Peter was the
leader of the apostolic team.
He had set a terrible example
for others. Here was a man
who had denied three times
that he even knew who Jesus
was, let alone that he was one
of Jesus' disciples.
Yet Jesus did not write him
off. He did not even demote
him, and there was no recrimi-
nation. Judas' betrayal was a
planned thing, and was carried
out in a cold, calculating man-
ner. Peter's denial was not a
planned thing, and was the
result of weakness rather than
malice. Jesus, the reader of
hearts, knew this. Jesus knew


FATHER MOULTRIE

that there was another and bet-
ter side to Peter. Strength and
weakness can co-exist in the
same person. Jesus kept no
record of Peter's sins.
Although Peter did deny his
Lord, the other disciples, with
the exception of John, had
gone into hiding. They did not
have the courage to follow
along to see what might hap-
pen to Jesus. And this must
have been at least as serious as
the denials of Peter.
Peter probably felt as much
as we do when we fail. There is
a sense of sin, of guilt, of being
unworthy and not deserving
another chance. Although
Peter had seen the Risen Lord
on at least four occasions, his
doubts must have continued as
he thought about his relation
to Jesus and his place in Gods'
plan of salvation. Jesus acted
to dispel Peter's doubts and
restore him to his place of lead-
ership among the apostles.
Peter had denied his Master
three times, and three times
Jesus asked him whether he
loved Him. As Jesus questions
Peter three times about his
love for Him, Jesus is provid-
ing Peter the opportunity to
reverse the three-fold denial
during the awful night in the
courtyard of the high priest.
The charcoal fire with the
fish and bread on the beach
recalls the charcoal fire on
which Peter warmed himself
that fateful night. Each time
Jesus asked the question, he
replied "Yes". The third time
must have brought back all the
shameful memories of his
denials, and he was grieved
because Jesus insisted on ask-
ing him the question a third
time. But this was necessary so
that Peter might realize for-
giveness and restoration.
I am sure that Peter never


forgot the fact that he had
denied Jesus. Yet. I doubt if it
haunted him the way some
people are haunted by their
sins. He learned a great lesson
from his fall. He learned that
he was not as brave as he
thought he was.
It is a far better and more
salutary thing, to learn a lesson
than to be taught a lesson.
When we learn from a fall, the
recalling of it is more likely to
evoke gratitude than self-
recrimination. And he learned
a wonderful truth about Jesus.
He learned that in spite of his
denials, Jesus still loved him. It
was that love that brought
Peter back to life.
It's an amazing experience to
be loved in one's weakness and
sinfulness. To be loved in one's
goodness is no big deal. But to
be loved in one's badness, that
is tremendous. That is what
grace is all about. Peter had the
guts to get up again after the
fall. We can imagine that he
made a good leader, a leader
who knew his own weakness.
The experience rid him of
pride and blind reliance on his
own resources. At the same
time it enabled him to under-
stand the weakness of the oth-
ers. We must learn to forgive
our momentary weaknesses
and failures. We must not
judge ourselves and others by
momentary lapses, but by com-
mitment over the long haul.
Notice that each time Peter
affirmed his love, Jesus gave
him a commission: "Feed my
lambs" (v 15); "Tend my
sheep" (v 16); "Feed my
sheep" (v17). Three denials,
three questions, three commis-
sions. We see in this something
of the mercy of God. We might
say that Peter did not deserve a
second chance. But God saw
differently. The same is true for
us. We do not deserve a second
chance, but God gives it, and
more. We fail many times, and
many times we receive God's
forgiveness and restoration.
While today's Gospel singles
out Peter as the leader within
the community, it in no way
means that such providential
care for the church, the flock of
God, is the sole responsibility
of authorized leaders. Rather,
it is the responsibility of all the
baptized. The flock of the Lord
is under the care of the shep-
herding community. All are
called to feed and to tend the
flock of God.


In the world in which we
live, a world of extensive dehu-
manizing poverty, of terrifying
and continued violence, of the
exploitation and criminal
abuse of the defenseless. the
church is rightfully judged by
the character and extent of the
care it provides to the most
vulnerable. Those called to this
service, as Peter was called.
should respond out of the same
kind of humble love Peter did,
for they should know it is only
the saving power of God that
enables them to persevere.
Without it, they to might deny
they even know Christ.
The apostles have crossed a
threshold and through their
preaching and teaching have
led others across as well. They
moved from one understand-
ing of God's presence and
activity in the midst of the peo-
ple to another. This new under-
standing had the death and res-
urrection of Jesus at its core.
The light of the resurrection
had illumined their former reli-
gious convictions and aspira-
tions, and they were unde-
terred in their commitment to
the spread of the good news.
We are in a situation in the
church today that bears some
resemblance to this earlier
period. Our religious convic-
tions and aspirations seem to
be floundering, sometimes
even languishing. The rapid
pace of social change has
caused many to relinquish any
sense of religious purpose. The
number of people not raised
within a religious culture has
increased sharply. There may
be more need today for effec-
tive preaching and enlightened
teaching than in the recent
past. In a very real sense the
Risen Jesus is made manifest in
the preaching and teaching and
catechizing of committed
Christians, women and men
who. take seriously their bap-
tismal responsibilities, as did
the early Christians.
How do you answer the
question posed by Jesus to you,
"Do you love me?" Who has
Jesus given you to love and
care for? How is your loving
them connected to your loving
Jesus? All vocations are voca-
tions to love, love the Lord,
and love of the lambs and
sheep of His flock, our broth-
ers and sisters in the communi-
ty. We are just like Peter, and
God can and will use us, if we
let Him!





PG 22 Thursday, April 26, 2007


RELIOION


The Tribune


A few


good


men?


By PASTOR MATTHEW K ALLEN
The US marines motto bares these words:
"A Few Good Men" as to say that they
are looking for a few good men. Also,'
within the last few years there was a movie made
which was called "A Few Good Men." The lead-
ing stars of the movie were Tom Cruise who
stared as (Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee) a young
Marine attorney, Demi Moore as a Navy attorney
and Jack Nicholson as a Marine (Colonel Nathan
Jessep).
An intense examination took place of Colonel
Jessep by attorney Kaffee who was asking the
Colonel for the truth; the Colonel replied in a hos-
tile tone "You can't handle the truth".
This is also true within the body of Christ today:
as a vast majority of the leadership in the body of
Christ "can't handle the truth." In John 14:6, Jesus
said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by ine.
Also, John 8:32. And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.
The truth that you know and submit to shall
make you free from religion, tradition, and the
schemes and devises of the enemy. Therefore, for
the believers to do the greater works which
Yeshuwa Messiah said we would do, whole truth
would have to be embraced.
The world system has its own definition and
standards of good and it's their view point and
standards that the modern day church has suc-
cumbed too. The Kingdom of God system is not
looking for "A Few Good Men" but for the
"whosoever will" those who are sick and tired of
doing things their own way and are willing to sub-
mit to the King's way of doing things.
There are leading men and women of God all
around the world and throughout the Bahamas
that are constantly falling. Every other day one
can hear of a bishop, pastor or some other church
leader that is involved in a financial or moral scan-
dal. There are higher standards and requirements
for leaders especially those who are a part of the
body of Christ.
Luke 12:48. But he that knew not, and did com-
mit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with
few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of
him shall be much required: and to whom men
have committed much, of him they will ask the
more.
The church we're seeing today is somewhat like
a box of cereal; we've got a lot of flakes, fruits and
nuts in church leadership. There are confused,
spiritually blind bishops and pastors who are so
disconnected from the all powerful God, to the
point that they" are now fighting for the limited
earthly power of politics. As a result the church
has become even more divided and powerless,
while the enemy, through his schemes and devices,
tears this nation apart.
A weak church symbolizes a weak relationship
with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The church
can have conference after conference, revival
upon revival, we can sing, dance, preach and shout
about God all we want, without integrity and
Godly character we're just a tingling symbol with


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a form of Godliness and no power. The Father
knows the conditions of our wicked hearts and
stubborn ways; therefore He will never hear or
answer our prayers and cry. If the leaders are cor-
rupt and wicked then don't think it strange when
the gates of hell are unleashed upon the land.
In I Corinthians 5:1-13, the Apostle Paul dealt
with a moral issue in the church at Corinth. Here
he did not say to the church "pray and fast about
the matter" as most of us are doing today, hiding
behind what we call prayer rather than con-
fronting the person and situation as the case may
be.
There are people within and outside the church
that are sick and dying from all kinds of disease
and sickness as the enemy wreaks havoc in our
land. Poverty and lack seems to be the order of
the day as the powerless church does its religious
duty whenever it has services. Here's the empow-
erment of a kingdom minded disciple of Yeshuwa
Messiah (Jesus Christ). Luke 9:1. Then He called
his twelve disciples together, and gave them power
and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
God has given His disciples/saints power and
authority over devils and diseases, and it is not His
will that any should perish. So then, why is it that
the enemy is taking out the saints of God as he
sees fit? Could it be that the saints themselves
really don't know of the power that's made avail-
able to them or they don't know how to properly
execute the power and authority? Hosea.4:6. My
people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing
thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also
forget thy children.
We're calling whosoever; the few good men or
women who are tired of doing the religious, tradi-
tional, fruitless and powerless acts of today.
James 5:14-16 -
Vs 14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for
the elders of the church; and let them pray over
him, anointing him with oil in the name of the
Lord:
Vs 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have
committed sins. they shall be forgiven him.
Vs 16 Confess your faults one to another, and
prav one for another, that ve may be healed. The
ef'fectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availerh
much.
Continue to walk in the FOG (Favor of God)
To join Pastor Brendalee and I along with the
family of Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center
Int'l, every Sunday Morning at 10:30am at The
Bishop Michael Eldon High School Auditorium
(Formerly Freeport Anglican High) East Sunrise
Iw'y. where we continue to share the unadulterated
word of God, thereby seeing peoples lives trans-
formed as they renew their minds through the
washing of the Word of God. If you or a love one
is sick from whatever come, just bring a little bit of
faith and a spirit of expectancy as God moves on
your behalf. Contact us via e-
mnail:pastormallen@yahoo.conm, ph 441-2021 or
351-7368





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The Tribune


RELIGION


Thursday, April 26, 2007 PG 23


'Pastoring is hard work'




'An Obedient Leader with Divine Authority': Friendship Baptist pastor

and family to give God thanks for eight years of service to church


By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows@tribunemedia.net
Seeing a pas-
tor is an
awesome
task. Charged by
God with the
responsibility of
shepherding His
flock, the man or
woman of God
must be a person
of tremendous
faith and prayer to s BISHOP DAVIS
overcome the
many challenges the position often
faces. Speaking the truth in love, and
with a heart full of compassion, they
must stand tall, with unflinching deter-
mination and steadfastness as they do
the work of the Lord.
Held to such a high level of accounta-
bility, it is a wonder that anyone would
willingly answer such a call. But as
demanding as this position is, most pas-
tors will tell you that it is rewarding on
many levels.
For Archelaus Burrows, pastor of
Friendship Baptist Church, who is on
the verge of celebrating eight years of
pastoral leadership, the ministry, even
with all of the challenges, is still worth
it in the end.
"Pastoring is hard work because you
are the leader and you have to under-
stand and discern the spirit of every
member in the congregation. You have
to coordinate all of the varying gifts in
the body and you have to pray to find
the right person to lead auxiliaries," he
told Tribune Religion.
And this isn't easy work. "Have you
ever heard about the square peg, round
hole syndrome? Well, you don't want
that in the church. You want to know
who fits in a particular auxiliary. It is
that kind of challenge," Rev Burrows
continued, pointing out that as a pastor
one must have a heart for the people,
compassion and empathy.
"But at the same time you can't let
the people lead you, you have to lead
them.
"At the end of the day, you are
accountable to God or them. Leading
them is your assignment from God."
On Sunday at 3pm, Rev Burrows,
along with his family, members of the
Friendship Baptist Church, and well-
wishers will meet at the church on
Laird Street to give thanks to God for


* PASTOR AICHELAUS BURROWS


(Photo courtesy)


"Pastoring is hard work because

you are the leader and you have

to understand and discern the spirit

of every member in the congregation.

You have to coordinate all of the varying

gifts in the body and you have to pray to

find the right person to lead auxiliaries."
Archelaus Burrows


eight years of service to the church.
The service will take place under the
theme, "An Obedient Leader with
Divine Authority", Joshua 1: 1-13.
Bishop Ross Davis (FAR LEFT), pas-
tor of Golden Gates Assembly World
Outreach Ministries will be ministering
in the service.
Rev Burrows said that he is looking
for a move of God where souls will be
blessed and lives will be changed.
Serving as a teacher since 1971. Rev
Burrows gave up a career of 32 years in
2003 to focus on the ministry on a full-
time basis.
His love for education however, has
lead him to the C C Sweeting School
Board where he serves as chairman.
"It has been a spiritually rewarding
experience." Rev Burrows reflected on
his pastoral experience.
"As you watch people's lives change
and you see the way they respond to
the gospel messages, it is fulfilling.
When you are able to impact people's
lives it is rewarding."
He also said that while pastoring can
be materially rewarding, pastors should
not join the ministry for this reason.
God will reward as you take care of His
business, he said. "Seek ye first the
kingdom of God and all of these things
will be added unto you."
No doubt, effective pastoring
demands special qualities, but no two
pastoral styles are alike. Described by
his members as a humble pastor, Rev
Burrows is content to lead and let God
give the results.
Pastoring a congregation is obviously
a 'learning your job on the job' experi-
ence. But as he gains experience, the
challenges will become greater.
And by confronting the challenges in
faith and learning those lessons God
has planned, the pastor will become
even more effective in his ministry.
Friendship Baptist Church is a mem-
ber of the Zion United Baptist
Convention, where Rev Burrows serves
as the assistant executive secretary.
A third generation minister, Rev
Burrows was ordained into the ministry
in 1992 while the Baptist convention
was in session.
He served as associate minister at
Angelic Baptist Church until 1999 when
he was called to Friendship Baptist
Church. Under his pastorate, the
church has seen steady growth and
physical expansion. They are currently
constructing a two level multi-purpose
centre next to the church.


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CHURCH ACTIVITY


I E S,


AWARDS


THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007


25


years of Calvary


A number of people to be honoured during special


- banquet for those committed to 'work of the Lord'


By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Tribune Features Editor
In celebration of its 25th anniver-
sary, the 1,500 member-strong
Calvary Deliverance Church. pas-
tored by Bishop V G Clarke, will
hold a special banquet Friday, May 11, at
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, in hon-
our of those men and women whose
faith, prayerfulness, and commitment to
the work of the Lord and the building up
of the Calvary body, have helped position
the church where it is today a sanctuary
of believers whose presence in the midst
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
serves as a beacon of light and an oasis
for those hurting, lost and seeking refuge.
"For us, 25 years is a milestone we get
the opportunity once," Pastor James
Newry, director of Ministries for Calvary
Deliverance, said during an interview
with Tribune Religion.
"When we look back and see where
God has brought us from and how he has
blessed us, we thought it fitting to give
God thanks in banquet form and rec-
ognize and say thanks to the honourees,
while they are alive and can appreciate
it."
Some 23 individuals and families are
expected to be honoured.

From the business sector:
John Wright (Family Budget
Auto Sales)
Dorith Grant
Mirriam Hanna
*'Mervin Sweeting (Bertha's
Go Go Ribs)
Ron Stubbs (Ron's All Brand
Import Truck and Car Sales Ltd)
Dr Ada Thompson
Hurai Ferguson (Big One
Shoe Store)
Theresa Deleveaux (Ministry
of Agriculture)
Jane Miller
Kathleen Ferguson


Founding Members/
Families


The Clarke Family
Bursil Brown's Family
The Stubbs Family
Livingston Austin
and Family
Brenetha Whyms and Family
Carol Bodie
The Newry Family
The Pinder Family
Terry Forbes-Smith

The recipients of the Reverend
Clementina Stubbs Excellence Award
are credited with making an outstanding
contribution to the forward progress of
the ministry of Calvary Deliverance.
They are:
Michael Swann
Hubert Wong
Bishop William Johnson, former
national overseer of the Church of God
The late Bishop Phalmon Collie
Among those who will be recognized is


the church's first convert, Sis Carol
Bodie. Another person who has played a
pivotal role in the building of the church
is Livingston Austin, whose ministry as a
media person has allowed the church to
have rich historical perspective on the
growth of the body secured through a
visual medium.
Michael Swann, a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy East Street
Tabernacle, who will receive the Rev
Clementina Stubbs Excellence Award,
was instrumental in forming the church's
choir at great sacrifice to himself and his
family and at no cost to the church.
Pastor Newry said.
Along with recognizing the people that
have played an instrumental part in the
growth and development of the church
within the East Street South community
and beyond, Calvary is also seeking to
raise funds so a contribution can be made
toward Faith Village, a $1.5 million sen-
ior citizens retirement complex, which is
expected to break ground in October,
and a youth centre.
"Our senior citizens are not given the
dignity and respect that they deserve in
their golden years and the Government is
not able to do it all, so from a social
aspect this is what the Church is called to
do. We saw it fitting to give back to the
community and this is giving back."

Growing from strength to strength
Started in the home of Clementina
Stubbs July 17, 1982, Calvary
Deliverance, with a membership of 20.
moved to the auditorium of the E P
Roberts Primary School on Lincoln
Boulevard. With God's guidance, the
work grew and in some three years, the
congregation was able to purchase the
property that the sanctuary is currently
located on. In 1990, the cornerstone of
the church was laid.
Over the course of the church's 25-year
history, Calvary has made significant con-
tributions to community organizations
such as the Sister, Sister Breast Cancer


Support Group, the Cancer Society of
the Bahamas. the Heart Foundation, the
Ranfurly Home. the Prison Ministry,
Teen Challenge Bahamas and also local
schools such as S C McPherson and C V
Bethel.
From an internal perspective, some of
the other highlights for the body include
the construction of an administrative
building that was added to the church,
and the opening of Calvary Deliverance
Christian Academy in August 1999.
"Calvary Deliverance has been a
benchmark in the community. Our mem-
bers will tell you how their lives have
been impacted for the better. The unem-
ployed were able to find jobs,
families/marriages were saved, children
brought under subjection. There are sin-
gle mothers who couldn't afford homes,
but because of their connection/involve-
ment in Calvary. they were able to get a
house." Pastor Newry said.
Pivotal in the church's development.
has been the role that Bishop Clarke, the
church's senior pastor, has taken on.
Taking over the leadership helm June 26.
1993. Bishop Clarke has seen the min-
istry grow into one that reaches the far
corners of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and beyond. And it is his testi-
mony and witness as a believer and his
outreach and evangelistic efforts that
have seen him elevated to the position of
regional director of the World Harvest
Ministerial Fellowship, the US-based
church headed by Rod Parsley.
"Even though [Bishop Clarke] has
been branded as a prosperity teacher, he
will tell you that without money, your life
will be one of the most miserable lives.
Bishop Clarke lives a life of honesty: he
walks in righteousness, believes in holi-
ness and doesn't compromise the word of
God. He stands for truth. He is respect-
ed," Pastor Newry said.
Persons interested in ,atindiiQi the
banquet, May 11 at Sandals, can contact
the church at 325-1802 or 323-3153


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