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Unofficial 23-18

election victory

for the FNM


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
NEWLY-elected Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham received a
call from former Prime Minister
Perry Christie at 10.30 last night
conceding defeat after yesterday's
unofficial 23-18 election
victory for the Free National
Movement.
Thousands of Bahamians
flooded the seats surrounding the
FNM's headquarters on Mackey
Street to hear the country's new
prime minister give his third vic-
tory speech as party leader.
In the wake of the FNM victo-


to leadership race
* By BRENT DEAN
THE fall of the one-term PLP government will probably lead to a
leadership race in the party, as it is unlikely that the outgoing prime
minister, Perry Christie, will stay on as leader of the official opposition.
The unofficial results had the FNM winning 23 seats, with the PLP
taking 18. The Tribune has learned that the PLP is planning to contest
the results in at least one seat Pinewood.
Therefore, if things remain as they are, for the most part, Obie
Wilchcombe and Dr Bernard Nottage are the likely contenders to
the PLP throne when Mr Christie decides to step down and retire.
Unofficially, Mr Wilchcombe, the former broadcaster, won West End
and Bimini by 293 votes; no numbers were available for Bain and
Grant's Town, but reports are that Dr Nottage, the former CDR
leader, won by a.significant margin; and the fate of Ms Maynard-Gib-
son is still undecided, as initial unofficial estimates have her winning by
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* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr,
KARIN HERIG and CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
ALTHOUGH for the most part
the election process went smoothly
yesterday, there were some incidents
of upset in New Providence and the
Family Islands.
A voter in the Farm Road con-


stituency was seen leaving a polling
division with an unsigned ballot.
Parliamentary Commissioner
Errol Bethel said that his officers
"detected something" and "took
possession of it."
At the time Mr Bethel could not
say exactly what it was the officers
SEE page 16


Neville Wisdom, Allyson May-
nard-Gibson and Leslie Miller --
lost their seats in the House of
Assembly.
However, there are reports that
one of these constituencies may
be contested by the PLP.
Mr Ingraham will begin his
third term in office after serving
two consecutive terms from 1992-
2002.
He thanked the people of the
Bahamas who "summoned him
back to service once again" for
the victory and said Bahamians
should be proud that the 2007
election, despite a few minor inci-
QVIV'c 1MndT 4..,Lw


Mitchell appears to have

held onto Fox Hill seat
I By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE prediction that if the PLP loses Fox Hill, the party loses the gov-
ernment seems not to have come true last night as Minister of Foreign
Affairs Fred Mitchell appears to have beaten FNM candidate Dr Jac-
inta Higgs despite the fact that the FNM unofficially won the govern-
ment.
SEE page 16


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
AN OUTRAGED PLP gener-
al moved yesterday to quash
rumours that he had been arrest-
ed for being in possession of hun-
dreds of "fraudulent" ballots on
Wednesday.
The rumour caused panic
across the country after it was
alleged that Valentine Grimes
was sitting in jail accused of
attempted voter fraud.
The Tribune was inundated
with hundreds of phone calls from
concerned citizens from New
Providence, Grand Bahama and
the Family Islands.
Rumours started to circulate
when invoice no. 7701 from
Michael Symonette's Print Shop,
for 41,000 sample ballots at a cost
of $7,380 fell into the hands of
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Grand Bahama

* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Grand
Bahama is truly FNM coun-
try and FNM supporters
took to the streets in cele-
bration on Wednesday
evening after the FNM cap-
tured five of the six seats
here on the island.
Neko Grant, FNM MP for
Lucaya, was the first to win
his seat, setting an early lace
in Grand Bahama, where
the FNM and the PLP won
half the seats in the last elec-
tion.
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THE TRIBUNE


LOCALINEWS


Election

victory for

the FNM

FROM page one

dents, were free, fair and peace-
ful.
The country's new leader
thanked Mr Christie for his ser-
vice to the Bahamas and wished
him success in the future.
Mr Ingraham said that he
accepted the mandate of the
Bahamian people given to him
and expressed his thanks to those
who put their trust in the party.
A press release from former
prime minister, and now leader
of the opposition Perry Christie
congratulated Mr Ingraham and
assured him of his co-operation
for "the continued progress of
our beloved Commonwealth."
He thanked Bahamians for
allowing him to serve as prime
minister for the past five years
and thanked the people of the
Farm Road and Centreville con-
stituency for electing him to rep-
resent them in the House of
Assembly once again.
If the FNM maintains its num-
bers, the May 2, 2007, election
will go down in Bahamas history
as the first time an administra-
tion served for only one term and
the first time a government lost
an election in the midst of a grow-
VJ ing economy.
Three factors were said to have r
contributed to the FNM's viaory
the "trust factor", leadership


* FNM supporters celebrate at the party's headquarters after the election victory last night.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)


style and the weight of the scan-
dals trailing behind the PLP gov-
ernment.
The two independent candi-
dates from the four who did not
either retire or join a party since
the last election maintained their
seat.
Former Bamboo Town MP
Tennyson Wells did not win one
polling division in the area and
former SoutliAndros MP Whit-
ney Bastian lost decisively.
PLP officials and party sup-
porters, while gathered at party


FNM takes five of


FROM page one

request from residents for all six seats
was almost fulfilled, except in West
End, where it is believed that incum-
bent Obie Wilchcombe won by only
'two votes over FNM candidate David
Wallace.
Zhivargo Laing and Kwasi Thomp-
son managed to capture seats held by
the PLP's Pleasant Bridgewater and
Ann Percentie-Russell, in Marco City
and Pineridge, respectively.
Kenneth Russell and Vernae Grant
held on to the FNM seats in High Rock
and in Eight Mile Rock.
FNM supporters lined the streets Of
East Sunrise Highway; cheering and
waving pom-poms as hundreds of vehi-
cles drove by honking horns.


Many supporters gat
Grant's headquarters off
Highway, and at the Ii
Park to revel in the FNMi
Grand Bahama.
Mr Laing said that h
wards to serving the peo
City. He was very thanks
ers for their support, and
their hard work.
He believes that there
possibility that in a reco
End, the party could win
"There was a narrow
tory for the PLP in that se
a recount tomorrow and
what happens there," he
Mr Grant said that t
have demonstrated
Bahama is FNM country


headquarters last night, were in a
state of apparent shock as the
results of an extremely close elec-
tion poured in.
In fact, despite the projections
of local media around 10pm of
an FNM victory, the party's main
campaign generals Philip Gala-
nis, Raynard Rigby and Valen-
tine Grimes were unwilling to
concede their party's defeat,
instead telling the media to await
a statement from Prime Minister
Christie.
As FNM supporters took to the


streets declaring victory, PLP sup-
porters at HQ maintained that
their tallies showed a dead heat at
18-18 seats with five seats in par-
ticular being simply too close to
call Marco City, Blue Hills,
Sea Breeze, Golden Isle and
Pinewood.
Party chairman Raynard Rigby
refused to make a statement, only
saying that the recount would be
critical.
However, it was slightly after
10.30pm that reports came in that
Mr Christie had indeed conceded


six seats in Gra

there at Mr '1NiFM waited for five long
fEast Sunrise years.-it we worked hard and we
independence deserve celebration here tonight.
4's victory on "I have spoken to my colleague, Mr
Laing, who won by a small margin, but
he looks for- a win by an inch is a win by a mile.
>ple of Marco Kwasi's margin in Pineridge, and Ver-
ful to the vot- nae Grant's margin in Eight Mile
d his team for Rock, were very good. Unfortunately
we lost in West End," he said.
re might be a Mr Grant, who spoke with Mr
ount in West Ingraham earlier, said that the party's
the six seats. leader was very confident of an overall
margin of vic- win.
eat, so there is "I believe over the past 15 years, I
Iwe shall see have given Lucaya the kind of repre-
said. sentation it deserves, and they have
the residents demonstrated that today, by returning
that Grand me to office.
"Grand Bahama has certainly


the election, making him the first
prime minister in the country's
history to not be re-elected.
One PLP supporter described
the defeat as "a crushing blow"
while another said: "I thought
there was no way that the PLP
could lose. I just can't believe
this."
Another person suggested that
the civil servant vote might have
made the difference, saying that
they "can never be underesti-
mated when they want some-
thing."


nd Bahama

returned to FNM country. The FNM
has been good to Grand Bahama
between 1992 and 2002.
"The economy was in shambles
when we came to office, and we revi-
talized that by enacting the Grand
Bahama Act 1993, which brought
about Our Lucaya, the Ship
Care facility, Polymers, Bradford
Marine, and the list goes on, and those
entities provide significant employ-
ment today."
Mr Grant said that unfortunately
unemployment has increased to some
15, or 16 per cent.
"We have demonstrated we have
the capability and know-how to restore
the country. We have now rescued the
country, we've now got to restore it,"
he said.


Leadership

of the PLP

FROM page one

six votes, while others state that
she has lost by about 70 votes.
Leadership contests in Bahami-
an political parties often lead to
as much controversy as focus for
the affected party.
In 1997, when Dr Nottage con-
tested the leadership of the PLP,
he won the first round of the con-
test over Mr Christie and Philip
Galanis, but he failed to win more
than 50 per cent of the vote.
A run-off ensued between
Messrs Christie and Nottage
resulting in Mr Christie winning
the race, as Mr Galanis threw his
support behind Christie.
Dr Nottage soon left the PLP,
unwilling to follow the lead of
Mr Christie, forming his own par-
ty.
In the FNM, former party
leader Tommy Turnquest was
publicly embarrassed when in the
party's 2005 election, he was
assured by Mr Ingraham that he
was not entering the leadership
race. When Mr Ingraham did
enter, he easily defeated both
Turnquest and Dion Foulkes to
regain the leadership of the party.
Many commentators consid-
ered Mr Tamquest's career fin-
ished after the public embarrass-
ment. However, Mr Turnquest
pledged loyalty to Mr Ingraham,
despite being misled, and
retained his seat unofficially by
446 votes yesterday.
Whoever becomes the next
leader of the PLP, they will have
to secure the support of the Pin-
dling faction of the party. Dr Not-
tage was unable to do this in 1997,
and if he is again unable to woo
this group, led by Lady Pindling,
he may again be unsuccessful.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson, though
a PLP princess, and a wealthy
woman, needs to win her seat. If
she is declared the loser, it would
mean that she lost a 1,000-vote
majority in five years, which will
not reassure either her party or
the Bahamian people that she is
enough of a draw as a leader.
Mr Wilchcombe may end up
the front-runner to succeed Mr
Christie, but he has little experi-
ence in front-line politics and
would need to prove that he has
the will to lead a broken party.
Whoever succeeds Mr Christie
will have to figure out why
Bahamians rejected his style of
leadership. If not, the PLP may
find itself in opposition for a
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Four are held
after police
seize drugs
and money

TWO men and two women
are in police custody today after
a seizure of cash, drugs and
weapons Monday night.
According to police press liai-
son officer ASP Walter Evans,
officers on patrol on Monday
at around 8pm searched a man
in the Coconut Grove area.
Upon searching him, the offi-
cers allegedly discovered
$11,000 in cash.
Acting on information, Mr
Evans said, the officers went to
a house where they found a
9mm handgun, 13 live rounds
of ammunition as well as a small
amount of cash. A woman was
taken into custody.
Again acting on information.
police executed a search on
another location where they
allegedly found more than
$120,000 cash and five pounds
of marijuana.
A man and a woman were
taken into custody.
Police believe that both inci-
dents are related and investiga-
tions into the matters continue.

Customs and
DEU capture
large amount
of drugs
A JOINT effort between
DEU and US Customs led to
the seizure of a large amount
of drugs yesterday afternoon,
according to reports.
Although details were
sketchy up to press time yester-
day, ASP Walter Evans con-
firmed that a large amount of
drugs had been seized from a
go-fast boat in the Exumas
around 2pm.
Mr Evans could not say the
value of the substance seized,
as the drugs were reportedly
still being weighed.

Man charged in
connection
with smuggling
deaths
FREEPORT A Freeport
man was charged this week in
connection with an alleged
smuggling incident that resulted
in the deaths of several illegal
immigrants off Love Beach,
Eight Mile Rock.
Kingston Eugene Saunders,
49, of No 139 Hyde Park, North
Bahamia, was arraigned before
Magistrate Subu LaSalle in
Court Two on five counts of
manslaughter by negligence.
He was also charged with
stealing, and receiving.
The prosecution is alleging
that Saunders, while at Grand
Bahama on April 4, being con-
cerned with others caused the
deaths by negligence of Mona
Paul, Rosaline Charite, Gilbert
Robinson, and two unknown
males.
It is also alleged that Saun-'
ders being concerned with oth-
ers did steal and receive a 26-ft
black and white Robalo boat
with two engines valued at
$110,000 from Paradise Island,
Nassau.
Saunders was not required to
enter a plea to the five
indictable charges in connec-
tion with the five deaths.
He pleaded not guilty to
stealing and receiving.
The case was adjourned to
July 30. Saunders, who was rep-
resented by Carlson Shurland,
was remanded to Fox Hill
Prison.

American
admits to
possession of
marijuana
AN American man pleaded
guilty in Magistrate's Court
Tuesday to the possession of
drugs.
According to court dockets,.
Tamer Al-Aouri, 20, of Flori-
da was found in possession of a
quantity of marijuana on Sun-
day, April 29.
According to the prosecution,


Al-Aouri was in possession of
one and a half grams of mari-
juana.
He pleaded guilty before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel and
was fined $300. Failure to pay
the fine will result in a three-
month prison sentence.

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Mt Moriah

* By TAMARA FERGUSON
FORMER FNM leader
Tommy Turnquest secured his
seat in Mount Moriah, a con-
stituency he lost five years ago
to former MI P and embattled
Ambassador to the Environ-
ment Keod Smith.
Mount Moriah constituents
headed to the polls yesterday
to cast their ballots for the can-
didate that will represent them
for the next five years.
Polling divisions in the area
opened promptly at 8am and
residents said that they were
ready to change history in the
constituency of Moriah, which
was contested by both FNM
candidate Tonmmy Turnqucsi
and PLP candidate Keod Smith.
However, although some
voters said that the voting
process was well organized by
the Parliamentary D)pamt-
ment. other Mountl Moriah
voters said that some changes
needed to be made for the nexi
general election.
Mount Moriah constituent,
Marilyn Stuart said she had dif-
ficulties finding in which loca-
tion she was expected to vote.
"The locations of the divi-
sions should've been in the
papers for the whole week
before elections so that voters
would've been more knowl-
edgeable about \ which pAlling


U TOMMY Turnquest


division they were to report,"
she said.
Keith Bethel, another
Mount Moriah constituent,
expressed disappointment with
the polling divisions, saying
that there was a "mix-up" with
his registration card.
According to Mr. Bethel, his
Voter's caid indicated that he


was in polling division #8, but
upon arriving at the polling divi-
sion, he was told that it was to
be changed to another division.
"Parliamentary officials must
ensure that they have the cor-
rect polling division numbers
on the voter's cards before
election day," Mr. Bethel said.
In addition, Shantell New-
bold, who had lived in the area
for 13 years, said that the Par-
liamentary Department
could've made a better effort
at ensuring that voters knew
in advance where the polling
divisions were.
"I called the Parliamentary
office on Tuesday, but all the
lines were busy. I didn't know
my division's location until an
announcement was made on
the morning of elections on the
radio," Mrs. Newbold said.
According to another Mt.
Moriah constituent, Diana
Knowles, there was also an
error on her card upon arriving
at the polls. Although the error
was quickly corrected, Ms.
Knowles claims that it was very
confusing.
In addition, Martin Evans
said that although he feels that
the voting process was well
organized, stricter rules must
be enforced for those persons
wishing to manipulate voters
as they leave the polls.
"There is nothing wrong
with a final campaign, but
some party supporters and
their campaigners must be
reminded that it is the people's


choice to vote for whichever
candidate they choose," he said.
Despite concerns of some res-
idents about the voting process,
other Mt. Moriah constituents
said that efforts made by offi-
cials of the Parliamentary
Department were highly com-
mendable.
Mount Moriah constituent
Barry Lewis said that in his view
the voting process was well
organized, although the lines
were long.


"I knew where my polling
division was located and the
officials in charge were very
helpful," Mr. Lewis said.
Michael Lockhart, a security
guard, said he was impressed to
see at least one of his-candi-
dates present.
"It is very important that can-
didates are present at the polls,"
he said.
In addition, he said, the vot-
ing process was well organized
and efficient.


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* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
AN otherwise peaceful
election (l i\ in the' St ( ecili:i
coniititil\Iurnl itn d disgri'ace-
ful when i'ii ibunt repoi crs
met with hostility and a ver-
bal tirade at Cynlhia *"Moth-
er" Pratt's headquarters on
Market Street.
Arriving at the headquar-
ters at 1l)lam yesterday,
reporters asked for "Moth-
er" Pratt and were hurriedly
informed that she was not
there.
One of the workers, who
identified himself as L H
Newton, told the reporters
that it was election day and
that Mother Pratt was "in the
battle of her life'", giving the
impression that she did not
have time to see them.
Even after identifying
themselves as Tribune
reporters and saying that
they simply wanted to know
Mother Pratt's whereabouts,
Mr Newton became even
more agitated. He began to
shout and say that the
reporters should leave now.
He taunted them by repeat-
ing his name and saying to
go and tell Mother Pratt all
that he had said.
After expressing disap-
pointment with his attitude,
Mr Newton offered no apol-
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Other PLP supporters in the
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s tiile a few of them laughed.
Mother Platt was later
in, lorm.cd of Mr Newton's
b' polling divisions at St Cecilia
Pi imarv School.
She apologised on behalf of
Mr Newton and said that his
actions were not reflective of
her attitude towards The Tri-
bune.
"That is not my style. And I
will speak to him about that
because St Cecilia headquarters
is a public office," she said.


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A new government is elected


TODAY WE have a new government.
The people have spoken. They are obvi-
ously tired of promises and government by
committees. They are also tired of the scan-
dals.
A young Grand Bahama voter spoke for
many Bahamians when asked why she vot-
ed FNM.
"I like leadership," she said. "If I had to
choose a particular style, I choose Hubert
Ingraham, though I like Perry Christie I
think he is a nice man, there is nothing
wrong with him, but I like leadership."
It would be hard to find anyone who did
not like Mr Christie. He is a nice man -
maybe too nice, and too forgiving of the
transgressions of many of his colleagues
whose scandals, for which he always found
an excuse, dragged him down.
Mr Christie himself made trust the
essence of what has distinguished the two
leaders. Although well meaning, it was dis-
covered that one could seldom depend on
many of Mr Christie's well intentioned
promises. It had to be admitted that the
oft-quoted, "so said, so done" was the
Ingraham, not the Christie style.
The PLP boasted much about billion dol-
lar investments that their administration
had attracted to the Bahamas, but few start
buttons have been pushed to indicate where
these billions have been invested.
Negotiations for a management team to
transform the Lynden Pindling Airport into
the jewel of the Caribbean dragged on so
long that the airport's deterioration has
seriously affected our tourism industry. The
problem with the Christie administration
was that decision making always took too
long to get projects off the ground.
Even the planning of this election -
which considering all the roadblocks put
in its way came off better than expected
- was a confused, eleventh-hour rush.
The Christie administration was a series
of promises with little follow through, and
several rudderless cabinet ministers chasing
their own agendas to the country's embar-
rassment. One always got the impression of
a government drifting out of control.
Now with a new government, we might
get the answers to so many unanswered
questions. One of which hopefully will be
the FAA report done for government,


which apparently reveals how near the air-
port is to being condemned by the FAA
because of a malfunctioning radar system
and porous security.
The House of Assembly's finance com-
mittee, which has been blocked at every
turn in trying to investigate the state of the
people's finances, should now be able to
produce some answers.
However, the run-up to this election
reveals the urgent need for a mandatory
Civics course to be introduced in every high
school to produce responsible citizens.
It is said that there is still redemption for
one who tries to hide his evil, because it
indicates that he is aware of wrongdoing
and still has a conscience. However, when a
man boldly does his evil in public, and acts
as though nothing is wrong he is indeed
a lost cause, because he has no conscience.
The Bahamas has never had an election
in which it can be claimed that there has
never been an attempt to cheat, break the
rules, or buy votes. However, this is the
first election that we have witnessed in
more than half a century that vote buying
has been so public, so brazen and with some
candidates even trying to justify their insult
to a people's dignity.
We have to seriously teach our children
how privileged they are to be able to exer-
cise a free vote in a free country. They need
guidelines on what to look for in a political
party; how to demand scandal-free candi-
dates, men and women of integrity to rep-
resent them. Their candidates must also
have the ability to lead and make sound
decisions.
These future Bahamians should be
encouraged to reject those who would insult
them with a bribe. They should be made
aware of the value of a vote on which no
price can be placed. They should know
their constitution and what it takes to make
a good citizen. They should be encouraged
to participate in their government as a guar-
antee that the day will never come when a
group of corrupt politicians will attempt to
take away their rights and freedoms.
Today too many politicians play games
with the ignorant. It is the duty of all of us
to enlighten those who are less education-
ally fortunate so that the slick city boy can
never again take advantage of them.


Virgin.: we'll




be back in




Nassau again

EDITOR, The Tribune have received many compli-
I ments from the Virgin Pilots
ON April 16, 2007 the last and Flight Attendants on how
flight of Virgin Atlantic Air- they were treated like family
ways #62, "the Islander", each time they flew on Bahama-
departed Nassau on a bright sair. Hopefully, the great rela-
sunny day with 453 passengers ple that would fly the equiva- tionships we have developed
abroad the finest jumbo jet fly- lent of four full Bahamasair between carries will continue
ing the Boeing 747. B737's. for a long time.
While it was with deep sad- Under the leadership of There are many others-who
ness to see the final flight depart Supervisors Carla Styles and also worked hard to make the
that day, it was also with great Lavonda Spears, NFS staff deliv- Virgin Atlantic, Airways cus-
pleasure to know that during ered Virgin's award winning ser- tomer feel at home in the
the two years that Virgin vice each and every week flaw- Bahamas, among them are the
Atlantic Airways flew into Lyn- lessly. From our unique check-in staff at Security Services
den Pindling International Air- and chill-out programme where- (Bahamas), Ltd and Bahamas
port, many people who worked by passengers could check-in Inflight kitchens. They also
the flight deserved credit for their luggage and receive board- deserve a special thanks for the
delivering the top product the ing cards at seven different service they provided every
Virgin is known for worldwide. hotels on Paradise Island and flight.
Among them are the employ- Cable Beach to our eight check- In closing, I know that Vir-
ees at Nassau Flight Services in desk at the Airport that pro- gin's experience of flying into
who checked-in, unloaded and vided a fast, efficient service the Bahamas was a pleasurable
cleaned the largest aircraft fly- they made flying into and out of one and that some day we will
ing commercially today. They the Bahamas fun. I salute them all once again see the colours
were amazing. In fact, they were for a job well done. of Virgin Atlantic Airways air-
responsible for the Nassau sta- I would also like to thank the craft parked at Lynden Pindling
tion achieving a top rating four staff of Bahamasair. Through International Airport.
times within all of the Virgin the fine efforts of the Airport
cities worldwide. I was pleased Staff, Flight Attendants and RICH RYAN
to have worked alongside these Pilots, Virgin Atlantic Airways Airport and Sales Manager
fine people who cheerfully and was able to reliably transfer our Virgin Atlantic Airways
professionally handled on many flight crews between Nassau Nassau
occasions the number of peo- and Havana twice each week. I April 24 2007


Government clinics are in

real need of improvement


EDITOR, The Tribune
IT WAS recently announced
government medical clinics will
extend its hours of service until
10 to 11pm evenings.
That was welcome news, So
said, so done. However, the sad
part is patients are not treated
humanely. Here is a scenario.
My aunt recently visited one
of these institutions during the
evening hours from 4pm until.
The purpose of the visit was to
receive needed medical atten-
tion. Except for being examined
by a doctor, there was no relief.


1) He (the doctor) gave her
an order to be x-rayed. The
facility was closed until Mon-
day. So said the nurse.
2) He gave her a prescription
for oral medication pharma-
cy closed until Monday. So said
the nurse. What in the name of
creation is the use of prescrip-
tion and x-ray authorisation?
She had to suffer until Monday
morning and endure the stress
of waiting on a long line for ser-
vice.
Is this the type of service
National Health Insurance will
offer? If so it needs not be


implemented here. Staff at
these clinics must refresh them-
selves in courtesy, good bedside
manners and stop treating
senior citizens as a nobody.
After all they the (seniors)
paved the way for this genera-
tion to have these jobs.
Thank God for old time rem-
edy. That saved some of aun-
tie's sufferings. Staff at clinics
need a change.
MARY GREENE
A concerned citizen
Nassau,
April, 2007.


National Health Insurance


plan is doomed to failure


EDITOR, The Tribune
THE proposed and highly
touted National Health
Scheme is an exercise in dis-
aster.
Let us presume that one half


of one per cent of the popula-
tion or 1,750 persons have one
illness that results in $50,000.00
in medical expenses. That totals
$87,000,000.00.
Pray tell, where is the money
coming from?


The only logical source is a
national lottery!

JOHN DAVIS
Nassau
April 26, 2007.


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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


_ ......... B


0 In brief

Police
investigate
apparent
suicide
FREEPORT Grand
Bahama Police are investigating
the apparent suicide of a 25-year-
old man, who was found dead
by his mother at their Heritage
sub-division home on Saturday.
Assistant Supt Loretta Mack-
ey reported that police received
a report around 7.31pm from the
victim's mother, who discovered
her son hanging by a belt in his
bedroom.
A note was also found on the
bedroom door of the deceased,
Ms Mackey said.
When officers from the Cen-
tral Detective Unit arrived at the
house, they saw the body of a
black male dressed in a pair of
dark-coloured trousers, and one
white sock on the right foot,
hanging by a brown leather belt
in a bedroom.
ASP Mackey said no visible
signs of trauma could be detect-
ed because the body was badly
decomposed.
The body was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital. Police are
continuing investigations into the
matter.
Pair in court
on firearm,
ammunition,
drug charges
FREEPORT A Freeport
man and his female companion
were arraigned Wednesday in
Freeport Magistrate's Court
on firearm, ammunition, and
drug possession charges.
Denny Timiko Bullard, 30,
of No 5 Shaftsbury Court, and
Darlene Anika Flowers, 20, of
298 Melbourne Crescent, Hud-
son Estates, appeared before
Magistrate Subu LaSalle in
Court Two.
The couple was charged
with possession of a .40 Smith
and Wesson pistol and 14 bul-
lets. Both pleaded not guilty
to the charge.
Bullard was additionally
charged with possession of two
more firearms, 580 live bullets,
and marijuana. He pleaded not
guilty to the charges.
The case was adjourned to
September 17 for trial.
Bullard was granted $70,000
bail with surety, and Ms Flow-
ers was granted $50,000 bail
with one surety.


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Dr Minnis defeats




the incumbent




Neville Wisdom


Killarney
0 By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
and PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporters .'
DR HUBERT MINNIS,
the FNM candidate for Kil- 'B''
larney, was swept to victory
over a scandal-plagued youth
and sports minister Neville
Wisdom.
The battle in Killarney
between incumbent MP
Neville Wisdom, and FNM
hopeful Dr Hubert Minnis
was marked most notably by
the voting of two of the coun-
try's most prominent figures,
Prime Minister Perry Christie,
and FNM leader Hubert
Ingraham.
However at the end of the -e
day, Dr Minnis, a first time
candidate, defeated the
incumbent. Unofficial results
have Dr Minnis winning Kil-
larney with 55 per cent of the
votes to Mr Wisdom's 45 per cent. According to unofficial results last
night, Dr Minnis received 2,061 votes to Mr Wisdom's 1,698 votes.
These results will be verified today.
Yesterday both party leaders appeared at HO Nash Junior High
School, Mr Christie voted at polling division 11 and Mr Ingraham at
division one.
The Tribune spoke with both candidates to get their opinions on
what the outcome of the election, especially their constituency,
would be.
Youth and Sports Minister Neville Wisdom was calmly confi-
dent as he greeted voters arriving at HO Nash Junior High School,
the venue for all 16 of the constituency's polling divisions.
"I think you can see what is happening here and that is that
there is a tremendous outpour of support for the PLP and for my
candidacy which I believe is going to demonstrate itself in a victo-
ry. I feel very privileged and very grateful to the people of Killarney
and I want to ensure them that when I am (re)-elected I will not let
them down," he said.
Mr Wisdom predicted that the voter turnout would be very high.
"I believe that people who made the effort to register will make
an effort to vote."
He noted that there were some registered voters in the con-
stituency who would not be able to make it to the polls, such as stu-
dents abroad and persons with business obligations.
"But by and large most of the people who are registered in Kil-
larney will vote," he said.
Mr Wisdom is running against FNM candidate Dr Hubert Minnis,
who is entering politics for the first time. Dr Minnis said he was "very
confident" at the voter turnout thus far.
"As you can see this is completely different from 2002. In 2002,
when you came in here it was pure yellow. That's not happening
today. We were completely mesmerized in 2002. But as you continue
to look at people coming in there are individuals we have spent a lot
of time with, talking to, so a lot of our supporters are coming in," he
said.
Dr Minnis said he felt their rally went very well last night and had
these words for his opponent: "He said to me that he doesn't know
why I came in Killarney because he's going to win. I said to him, 'I've
never seen a general take his troops to battle and say come fella's
let's fight, we'll get killed, but let's fight.'"
With all of the polling divisions in one location, there was quite a
hub of activity at the school. Most of the divisions had lines of waits
for at least an hour, but all the voters were patient and quite civil and
friendly to each as they waited to mark their X on the ballot.
The most obvious concern was the overwhelming heat, which
bothered people more than the lines. In fact one man fainted appar-
ently from dehydration, but was quickly assisted by persons who left
the lines to get him water and a nurse.
The Killarney constituency vote pitted Mr Wisdom, a cabinet
minister, against first time politician Hubert Minnis an obstetri-
cian/ gynecologist.
Originally appointed as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr
Wisdom's tenure in office has been highlighted most notably by his
involvement with the $1 million Junkanoo bleachers scandal.
Mr Wisdom was also embroiled in a freedom of information bat-
tle with local newspapers over public expenditure in his ministry of
housing portfolio.


DR HUBERT MINNIS
(left), a first time candidate,
swept to victory in Killarney
over Minister of Youth,
Sports and Housing Neville
Wisdom.


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Projected




election




results



This table gives a list of

results for yesterday's

election, according to the

best information available

at the time of going to

press. An amended table

of results will be printed

in tomorrow's Tribune


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CONSTITUENCY CANDIDATES VOTES FNM PLP BDM Ind

Dwane Gibson (BDM)
Bain and Grants Town Cedric Moss (Ind)
Bain and Grants Town David Jordine (FNM)
Bernard Nottage (PLP)
Branville McCartney (FNM) 1,953
Bamboo Town Omar Smith (BDM) 25
Bamboo Town Prince Strachan (Ind) 0 1
Tennyson Wells (ind) 1,516
Stanley Collie (FNM) 2,182
Blue Hills Leslie Miller (PLP) 2,112 ___
Desmond Bannister (FNM) 2,092
Carmichael John Carey (PLP) 1,620 4
Tolonus Sands (BDM) 30
Cat Island, Rum Cay Philip Davis (PLP)
and San Salvador Gladys Sands (FNM)
Clifton Jackson Ritchie (PLP) 1,504
Kendal Wright (FNM) 1,775
ht Mile Rock Vernae Grant (FNM)
Eight Mile Rock Caleb Outten (PLP)
Malcolm Adderley (PLP) 1,939
Elizabeth Elma Campbell (FNM) 1,901
Bernard Rolle (BDM) 72
Glenys Hanna-Martin (PLP) 2,243
EnglerstonRaymond Rolle (FNM) 1,284
Englerston Paul Rolle (Ind) 34
Cortez Turner (BDM) 32
Anthony Moss (PLP)
Exuma Joshua Sears (FNM) __
Perry Christie (PLP) 2,042
Farm Road and Ella Lewis (FNM) 1,197
Centreville Troy Rahming (Ind) 14
Kenneth Taylor (Ind) 5
Michael Barnett (FNM)
Fort Charlotte Jeffrey Carroll (BDM)
Alfred Sears (PLP)
Kermit Agaro (BDM)
Fox Hill Jacinta Higgs (FNM)
Fred Mitchell (PLP)
Veronica Owens (PLP)
Garden Hills Brensil Rolle (FNM)
Cassius Stuart (BDM)
Cleveland Duncombe (Ind)
Golden Gates Shane Gibson (PLP)
Donald Saunders (FNM)
Christpher Cox (Ind)
Golden Isles Michael Halkitis (PLP)
Charles Maynard (FNM)
h Rk Doswell Coakley (PLP) 1,604
High Rock Kenneth Russell (FNM) 2,147 ____
Omar Archer (BDM)
Kennedy Kenyatta Gibson (PLP)
Michael Turnquest) (FNM)
Hubert Minnis (FNM) 2,061
Killarney Neville Wisdom (PLP) 1,698

Long Island and Larry Cartwright (FNM) 1,177
Ragged Island James Miller (BDM) 445
LucayNeko Grant (FNM)
Lucaya Constance McDonald (PLP) ,
Earl Deveaux (FNM)
Marathon Winsome Miller (BDM)
Ronald Pinder (PLP)
Pleasant Bridgwater (PLP) 1,959
Marco City Michael Edwards (Ind) 74
Zhivargo Laing (FNM) 1,986
MICAL Dion Foulkes (FNM)
MICAL Alfred Gray (PLP)

Montagu Loretta Turner (FNM)
Montagu Yvette Turnquest (PLP) _
Harry Lewis (BDM) 35
Mount Moriah Tommy Turnquest (FNM) 1,977
Keod Smith (PLP) 1,531
Felix Bootle (PLP)
North Abaco Kenneth Claridge (Ind)
North Abaco Cay Mills (Ind)
Hubert Ingraham (FNM)
North Andros and Shandrice Rolle (FNM) 1,096
Berry Islands Vincent Peet (PLP) 1,270
Christfield Johnson (PLP) 1,561
North Eleuthera Alvin Smith (FNM) 1,609 __
Edwin Moss (Ind) 0
Pineridge Anne Percentie-Russell (PLP) 1,578
Kwasi Thompson (FNM) 1,866 ____ ____
Demetrius Frazier (BDM) 19
SAllyson Maynard-Gibson (PLP) 1,899
Pinewood Marvin Williams (Ind) 1,893
Byran Woodside (FNM) 16
Rodrick Brown (BDM) 40
Sea Breeze Carl Bethel (FNM) 1,927
Hope Strachan (PLP) 1,859 ______
South Abaco Edison Key (FNM) 1,500
South Abaco Gary Sawyer (PLP) 1,080
Whitney Bastian (Ind)
South Andros Picewell Forbes (PLP)
Marjorie Johnson (FNM) ___
Jermaine Higgs (BDM) 72
South Beach Phenton Neymour (FNM) 1,918
Wallace Rolle (PLP) 1,622
South Eleuthera Johnley Ferguson (FNM) 1,030
South Eleuthera Oswald Ingraham (PLP) 1,126___
t Ann's Brent Symonette (FNM)
St Anne's Ricardo Treco (PLP)


St Cecelia Felton Cox (FNM)
Cynthia Pratt (PLP)

Reece Chipman (FNM)
St Thomas More George Hepburn (Ind)
Larryetta Bosie-Dean (BDM)
Frank Smith (PLP)
West End and Bimini David Wallace (FNM) 1,527
Obediah Wilchcombe (PLP) 1,820

Melanie Griffin (PLP) 2,057
Yamacraw Pauline Nairn (FNM) 1,746

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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007, PAGE 7


THE TRIBUNE


OIn brief

Workers
Party feels
vindicated by
FNM victory
THE Workers Party,
accused by PLP supporters
of running "bogus" street
polls, said last night their
work had been vindicated by
the FNM's sweeping victory.
In three polls conducted
over the last two weeks, the
party predicted a convincing
FNM win. But yesterday,
PLP supporters accused of
them of rigging the results
for payment.
Leader Rodney Moncur
said: "We are men of integri-
ty, and had the PLP won the
most votes in our polls, we
would have said so. .
"The FNM victory vindi-
cates us. It is a great night
for the Bahamas, a great
night for democracy. After
40 years of majority rule, now
we are able to go forward
into the promised land."
Dannielynn
leaves the
Bahamas for
first time
ANNA Nicole Smith's
daughter Dannielynn left the
Bahamas Tuesday for the
first time since her birth at
Doctor's Hospital last Sep-
tember.
After a long legal battle to
prove his paternity, Larry
Birkhead, ex-boyfriend of the
former Playboy playmate,
was finally able to take his
daughter home to his native
Louisville, Kentucky.
After a brief stop in Fort
Lauderdale, Mr Birkhead
and Dannielynn arrived in
Louisville in the afternoon.
Stepping off a chartered
plane, Mr Birkhead told the
waiting media that he is look-
ing forward to finally intro-
ducing the baby to his family.
"It just feels good to be
home," Larry Birkhead told
The Associated Press.
He said that the baby had
an easy flight. "She did
great," he said.
Mr Birkhead said he plans
to show off Dannielynn to
his family in Louisville and
"relax and horse around."
His plans include attend-
ing the Barnstable Brown
party on Friday a celebrity-
packed gala on the eve of the
Kentucky Derby.
This was the event at
which he and Ms Smith first
met when he was working as
a freelance photographer a
few years ago.
Both Dannielynn and her
father will have to return to
the Bahamas in June for the
continuation of custody pro-
ceedings.


Peet pulls victory




out of the bag


North Andros

and Berry Is.

* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
PLP incumbent Vincent Peet
has been re-elected in the North
Andros constituency, beating
FNM candidate Shandrice
Woodside Rolle, according
unofficial reports.
Mr Peet picked up 1,271
votes 54 per cent of the bal-
lots while Ms Woodside
Rolle claimed 1,096 equiva-
lent to 46 per cent.
Last year, responding to
questions about Ms Woodside
Rolle's candidacy, Mr Peet said
he did not feel his position was
threatened.
"I will take on anyone and
beat anyone they send, my
record speaks for itself," he told
The Tribune in June.
Mr Peet stated that he had
brought a record 25 contracts
to the constituency during his
five year tenure more than
any other government in the
last 15 years. The FNM govern-
ment only brought five con-
tracts, he claimed.
The Financial Services and
Investments minister said that
education had been made a pri-
ority under his watch, and every
school in North Andros had
been improved during his
tenure.
Nevertheless, in December,
Ms Woodside Rolle had called
Mr Peet a "broken commodi-
ty", speaking out about Mr
Peet's alleged "mediocre rep-
resentation" and neglect of the
people.
There are inadequacies at
schools, healthcare institutions
and other government facilities
in the constituency, she said.
The FNM candidate's allega-
tions appear not to have
weighed too heavily on the
minds of the North Andros
electorate yesterday, as Mr
Peet's representation won the
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minister of financial services
and investments, would have
ever had that amount of foreign
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Zhivargo Laing, former FNM
minister and now MP for
Marco City described the
fact as "awfully strange."
After several days without
response, Mr Peet said that he
had converted the cash to pay
the fees for his daughter's edu-
cation in Atlanta.
This did not end speculation,
as some commentators noted it
was most unusual for anyone to
pay school fees in such a manner.
Ms Rolle, who lives in the
constituency, said that she was
spurred to running for the con-
stituency because of Mr Peet's
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Confusion over Bain



and Grant's Town


; Bain and

Grant's Town

* By BRENT DEAN

WIDESPREAD confusion
prevailed during yesterday's
election due to the number of
closely contested seats. Howev-
er, reports indicate that Dr
Bernard Nottage won the Bain
and Grant's town constituency,
defeating David Jordine of the
FNM and Rev CB Moss, on a
night when his PLP government
fell from power.
Dr Nottage's victory brings
to an end a soap opera that cap-
tivated the nation between Rev
Moss and the leadership of the
PLP.
The race in Bain and Grant's
Town was marked by a war of
words between Rev Moss, on
one side, and Bradley Roberts
and the outgoing Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie, on the other.
Rev Moss alleged that he was
made a promise by Messrs
Christie and Roberts to take
over the seat after Bradley
Roberts retired half way into
his term. This never occurred, as
Mr Roberts served the full term
at the urging of Mr Christie, and
Dr Nottage was given the party
nomination in what is consid-
ered a PLP safe seat.
Rev Moss resigned from both
the Senate and the PLP when
Dr Nottage was announced as
the party's candidate.
Rev Moss questioned the
integrity of Mr Christie and
Roberts for having betrayed his
trust.
The hostilities escalated
between these camps to the


* BERNARD Nottage


extent that Mr Roberts referred
to Rev Moss as the "cry baby
self-proclaimed and believed to
be sole inheritor to the Bain and
Grant's Town constituency."
With the PLP losing the elec-
tion, Dr Nottage has again
made an unlucky move. He
resigned from the PLP after los-
ing the leadership race to Perry
Christie in 1997, forming the
now defunct CDR, while his
former party won the election in
2002.
In rejoining the PLP, and
becoming the Minister of
Health, Dr Nottage was the
government's lead on the NHI
initiative. However, the party's
loss draws the entire scheme
into question.
With the PLP's defeat: and
the likelihood that Mr Christie
will retire, the events of last
night may also begin another
run at the PLP leadership for
Dr Nottage.


Earlier in the day, a PLP sup-
porter draped in yellow, antici-
pating victory in the seat, said
that she is grateful that Dr Not-
tage chose to run in her con-
stituency. "A fresh breeze is
blowing," she said, referring to
the party's 2002 slogan. "To this
diehard PLP, the challenge of
Rev Moss was never a threat."
Instead, she argued, Rev Moss
should focus on his church and
parishioners rather than getting
involved in active politics.
A confident FNM supporter
earlier in the day, from polling
division number six, was sure
that his party would wrestle this
constituency away from the
PLP.
"The FNM will win all of the
seats," he said almost prophet-
ically, echoing the party's hope-
fulness for the day. He told The
Tribune that the youth of the
FNM's candidate would
increase his support, as the
young people would naturally
support him though, time
proved this to be incorrect.
Supporters of Rev CB Moss
too had great hopes of victory,
despite early indications of fail-
ure, such as the small crowd
that accompanied him at nomi-
nation day, along with the mod-
est number of supporters who
attended his rallies.
One supporter from polling
division number 14 said that
Rev Moss has a proven track
record, and he is certain that he
would not desert the people of
the constituency, as the large
parties would.
Ultimately, this significance
of this seat is that the alleged
broken promise to Rev Moss
further wounded the public
image of the PLP, after a term
of numerous gaffs and scandals.


Gibson overcomes scandals


Golden Gates

* By NATARIO McKENZIE

UNOFFICIAL results in the
May 2 general election show
incumbent MP Shane Gibson
retaining his seat in the Golden
Gates constituency, with a vic-
tory over newcomers Donald
Saunders of the FNM and inde-
pendent Clever Duncombe.
According to unofficial
results last night, Mr Gibson
won by a total of 2,182 votes,
Saunders with 1,539 votes and
Clever Duncombe with 36.
Results will reportedly be veri-
fied today.
Polling stations opened to
long lines yesterday morning,
as thousands of Bahamians
came out early to cast their bal-
lots in the May 2 general elec-
tion.
Many voters in the Golden
Gates constituency turned out
early to vote at the Carlton
Francis and Carmichael prima-
ry schools. Eight polling divi-
sions were at the Carlton Fran-
cis primary school and four at
the Carmichael primary school.
4,109 persons were registered
to vote in the Golden Gates
constituency.
Some voters wore shirts affil-
iated with the two major par-
ties while many chose not to
expose their political affiliation.
All three candidates running


in the Golden Gates con-
stituency were at the polling sta-
tions yesterday greeting voters
and engaging supporters.
Incumbent representative for
the Golden Gates constituency
Shane Gibson was highly opti-
mistic that he would retain his
seat. In the 2002 general elec-
tion, Mr Gibson won his seat
with 2,500 votes or nearly 70
per cent of the 3,744 total votes
cast.
"This one in the bag," he
assured some of his supporters
outside the polling station yes-
terday.
When asked how he felt
about his chances of victory Mr
Gibson said, "I feel good." Mr
Gibson, once Minster of Hous-
ing, resigned from his post as
Minister of Immigration amidst
controversy surrounding the
granting of permanent residen-
cy to the now late Anna Nicole
Smith. Although Mr Gibson
stepped down, he denied any
wrongdoing in Smith's residen-
cy case claiming he was the vic-
tim of "vicious and wicked lies."
"Marquis tried his best to get
rid of me but I will be in this
country longer than he will,"
Mr Gibson told The Tribune
yesterday. "Tell Mr Marquis
that I am requesting his pres-
ence. Tell him that the next MP
for Golden Gates, requests his
presence when I win he will see
that the things he said about me
didn't move the people of Gold-
en Gates," Mr Gibson said.


Several supporters also
expressed their disgust with The
Tribune claiming that the daily
is biased in its reporting.
Some supporters, however,
were engaging and praised Mr
Gibson as a good man and rep-
resentative.
One PLP supporter lamented
that regardless of who wins the
general election Bahamians still
have to live and work together
and called for peace during the
elections.
Independent candidate, new-
comer to the political scene and
advocate for children's rights,
air condition technician Clever
Duncombe was mildly opti-
mistic of his chances of winning
the seat.
"I have my base. I have seen
them come out to vote and I
can only go by what they told
me. People seem as though they
already have their minds made
up in terms of who they are
going to vote for," he told The
Tribune yesterday. Mr Dun-
combe said that regardless of
who wins he will continue to
focus on helping to better the
community of Golden Gates as
he lives in the area.
Don Saunders, FNM candi-
date, an attorney by profession
and newcomer to the political
arena, also expressed his confi-
dence.
"Things have been going very
good. I see our supporters com-
ing out in great numbers and
there is strong support," he said.


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Pratt victorious


St Cecilic

* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Vriter
SECURING whdt is consid-
ered a PLP stroaig.old, Cynthia
"Mother" Prat emerged victo-
rious in the St Cecilia con-
stituency yesterday, beating
PNM candidate Felton Cox, a
political nevcomer.
Many voters believed that
he sea of yellow tee-shirts at
St Cecilia Primary School yes-
ferday -where 10 of St Cecili-
t's 14 polling divisions were set
was somehow an omen of
the results to come.
"I believe that the people
still have confidence in me, and
that's enough. I believe that my
performance over the first two
terms has convinced them that I
can be their voice once again.
"You will always have your
pockets of opposition, but I
believe that when the dust has
settled, I shall emerge victorious
again in St Cecilia," Mother
Pratt told The Tribune while
visiting polling stations in St
Cecilia yesterday.
Though Mother Pratt admit-
ted that many of her plans for St
Cecilia have yet to be imple-
mented, she is confident that
the impact of her leadership has
been seen and felt.
Highlighting the work of the
Urban Renewal Programme in
the St Cecilia area, Mother Pratt
said that the elderly, for example,
have been able to participate in
programmes where they felt as if
they were involved in the devel-
opment of this country.
Through the Urban Renew-
al Programme, many elderly
persons in the constituency have
had their roofs, windows and
floors repaired, Mother Pratt
said.
"And I believe that if I had-
n't done anything, that alone
has spoken volumes in reach-
ing out to those people who
most of the time we leave out to
pasture after they get a certain
age, and you just wait on
death," she said.
But many persons in the
community are still upset with


* CYNTHIA Pratt


Mother Pratt's leadership, say-
ing that she has failed to deliver
on many promises and that her
work thus far is below average.
An irate FNM supporter,
who asked not to be named,
told The Tribune that Mother
Pratt is not concerned about her
community.
"Mother Pratt is only here
for one set of the people, those
who vote PLP. But if you say
that you represent the people
and that you are part of gov-
ernment then come and check
for all your people.
"I'm not saying that helping
people means going to every-
one's door and giving them
money, but if they are in need
of a job do something to help
people to help themselves," he
said.
While Mother Pratt did
admit that there are some con-
stituents who are still unem-
ployed, she said that this is
something she hopes to address
in this term.
However, Mother Pratt said
that she does not concern her-
self with the critics since nega-
tive feedback is to be expected
in politics.
"You will never get the sup-
port of 100 per cent, but when
you know that you would have
gotten the support of the major-
ity because they feel the impact,
that makes the difference in my
life. It tells me that I'm doing
something right not just in St


Cecilia but in the entire
Bahamas," she said.
Wearing many hats in her
last term member of Parlia-
ment for St Cecilia, Deputy
Prime Minister, Minister of
National Security, and having
the Straw Market and Parlia-
mentary Registrar under her
portfolio, Mother Pratt said that
much time was taken away from
her constituents.
"I believe that it is fair to say
that because of the work
load...and then, of course, my
church family, much of my time
has been taken up with those
responsibilities and I was unable
to get into the community like
people have known Mother
Pratt to be," she said.
Earlier in the day, however,
Felton Cox said that there is no
excuse for an MP to put con-
stituents as a last priority.
"Her first responsibility is to
the people absolutely. And if
you don't have the ability to dif-
ferentiate between the two then
you ought not to be where you
are. And I am demanding that
she move if she cannot differen-
tiate between her responsibility
as Deputy Prime Minister and
her first responsibility to the peo-
ple," he said of Mother Pratt.
Mr Cox believed that the
people of St Cecilia have been
neglected by the government
for far too long. He also claimed
that the constituents were fed
up with her leadership and were
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voters say the May 2 election is
one of the most important elec-
tions ever held in the country.
The island, which has the highest
number of registered voters in
the Family Islands, has six con-
stituency seats.
Tamara Forbes, a first time
voter, said that voting is the only
time that Bahamians are able to
make the decision as to which
party will govern the country for
the next five years.
"This is my very first time vot-
ing, and it was a beautiful expe-
rience just the mere fact that
this is the only opportunity that
the public directly gets to speak
to the country, and to use my
voice, was an overcoming expe-
rience. I feel pretty good," said
Ms Forbes.
Ms Forbes was one of about
4,000 registered voters in the
Marco City that turned out to
vote at the Jack Hayward High
School gymnasium.
Two police officers were sta-
tioned at the school's entrance


ortant ever held


gate while members from the
FNM and PLP parties stood out-
side greeting voters as they
entered.
Mrs Forbes, who was wearing
a red FNM tee-shirt, said that
good leadership was a very
important factor in her decision.

Crucial
"I think that this election for
my generation the young gen-
eration, is extremely crucial
because we are going to be the
ones that make the decisions on
where we want our country and
our lives to go for the next five,
10, 15 years. I think this is one
of the most important elections
we have ever faced," she said.
Of the 148,055 registered vot-
ers in the country, young people
between the ages of 18 and 25
years make up the largest per
centum of registered voters in
the Bahamas.
Ms Forbes said that she voted
for FNM candidate Zhivargo
Laing, and the FNM, because of
the leadership style.
"I like leadership. If I had to


choose a particular style, I choose
Hubert Ingraham, though I like
Perry Christie I think he is a
nice man, there is nothing wrong
with him, but I like leadership.
"I decided to vote for Zhivargo
because as a young person, I
think he can talk for me better. I
like Pleasant Bridgewater, but
it is about who I feel is
going to represent me best," she
said.
Another female voter, who is
voting for the second time, thinks
that there is more excitement in
the air, compared to the last elec-
tion.
"Everybody is more interested
this time; everyone is looking for
a change, and I hope it all works
out for the best," she said.
One voter, dressed in a yellow
pant suit, was very confident that
the PLP would win a second
term.
"I think that voting is one of
the most important rights that a
Bahamian has. I felt great vot-
ing today, and I feel the PLP is
going to win," she said.
Although there was a steady
stream of voters in the morning,
there were no long lines at
polling stations at the Jack Hay-
ward, or St Georges' High
schools.
Voting, however, was expect-
ed to pick up in the afternoon as
many businesses closed half day
so that their employees could
have the allotted two hours to
vote, and an hour for lunch.
St Georges' High School Gym
served as the polling stations for
residents in the Lucaya and Eight
Mile Rock constituencies.
The Tribune spoke with Rev
Arnold Pinder, who despite his
illness, felt that it was important
to come out and exercise his right
to vote.
"I have been sick, and I only
came out today to support the
party of my choice. I believe that


this electric is crucial it is
going to be a very close one. I
also believe that it will bea
peaceful one and everyone will
be as one when ths is over," he
said.
A male voter in Eight Mile
Rock constituency who also
agreed that the electhn is prob-
ably one of the most inportan' in
the country's history, expressed
disappointment over recent vote
buying allegations and mad sling-
ing.
"There are so many different
things carrying on with both
sides, and it is appalling to hear of
the actions taken to gain v6fes
- it is just discouraging to see
what the country has come ,to,"
he said. m-
When asked his feelings onithe
state of the country and Grand
Bahama, he said: "To be honest,
in my 39 years, it is the worst I
have seen it."

Numbers ,
According, to Lucaya MP,
Neko Grant, some 58 per centLof
the registered voters in Lucaya
had turned out to vote at 2.30pm.
He expected the numbers.to
increase significantly after 3pm
when most of the businesses lave
closed.
He said that, except for some
minor hitches in the morning,
everything went well at the
polling stations in Lucaya. /,
"I understand that at. one of
the polling stations there was a
voter who was allowed to leave
without dipping his finger in the
ink, but he was honest and
returned to do so," he said.
Voting has also been going
well in the West End constituen-
cy, which is expected to be a very
close race between West EndMP
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,, By ALISON LOWE
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FNM Brent Symonette is the
member of parliament for the
''4ewly formed constituency of
'gi, Anne's, winning 568 more
,votes than his opponent, politi-
Sal newcomer Ricardo Treco,
according to unofficial results.
Mr Symonette scored 1682
'ryptes, while Mr Treco gained
UA(14.
o( oThe results confirmed that
?'PLP advertisements referring
-to the "airport scandal" -
"w.hich saw Mr Symonette
removed from office as the
chairman of the Airport
SAiuthority in 2001 for awarding
I'In airport contract to a compa-
hf min which was a shareholder
and to Mr Symonette as the
"UBP heir", did not have a seri-
ous impact on him or his party's
electoral aspirations.
*>,,As a consequence, Mr
,%Symonette will serve for anoth-
L-W five years, adding to his
fialfeady considerable political
'career.
IoThis belies statements made
b y Mr Treco earlier in the day,
when he declared that, in light
"6f'the response he had received
4Jr6m constituents, he felt confi-
dent that he would help bring
,home a victory for the PLP.
"During the early part of the
,dby, the polling station at St
Anne's primary school had
shown a predominance of red
tee-shirts, prompting early pre-
,dictions that the FNM could
take the constituency.
,,.. "There's a lot of red shirts
'Kind we trust that at the end of
L'the day there'll be a lot of red
shirts throughout the entire
Bahamas," Mr Symonette told
The Tribune.
--'The atmosphere at the polls
was friendly and lively, with
both PLPs and FNMs appearing
excited to finally be able to cast
tjeir ballots.
Amongst those not wearing
party colours, and with whom
The Tribune spoke, the result






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N COMMISSIONER of Police Paul Farquharson greets Brent
Symonette, the candidate for the St Anne's constituency and
deputy leader of the Free National Movement, as a team of
senior officers conducted an inspection at the polling station at
St Anne's School on Wednesday
(Photo: BIS/Tim Aylen)


initially appeared to be more
evenly balanced between Mr
Treco and Mr Symonette.
Several respondents said they
were impelled to vote for Mr
Treco and the PLP because of a
disdain for FNM leader Hubert
Ingraham.
Another said he felt the PLP
needed to be given another
term to fulfil its mandate.
Others suggested they were
voting fbr Mr Symonette
because they had had enough
of PLP "scandals."
Several noted Mr Symonet-
te's record as representative for
the Montagu area, and the fact
that he is an experienced rep-
resentative.
St Anne's was only officially
announced as a constituency in
March when the Boundary
Commission's report was
released.
Mr Symonette FNM
deputy leader since November
2005 refused to sign the
report of the Boundaries Com-
mission, of which he was the
opposition member, because of
his "disgust" at the governing
party's unwillingness to com-
promise on any aspect of the


report, according to Mr Ingra-
,ham.
However, when questioned
on Nomination day abotl run-
ning in the new constituency of
St Anne's, as opposed to Mon-
tagu, Mr Symonette told The
Tribune that he felt that the cre-
ation of St Anne's was an
attempt by the PLP to split the
old Montagu vote which would
backfire.
It was unnecessary in terms
of voter numbers and a "s'inate
gicallv wrong move," he
claimed.
Mr Symonetle said that St
Anne's has played a significant
role in his life so far. "I'm very
confident because it's home to
me. I live in the constituency."
he said.
Yesterday, outside the polls,
Mr Symonette said: "I think
people are beyond the UBP and
that whole issue, and the ques-
tion of the airport contract, I've
dealt with that enough, the facts
have been on the table for a
long time and we move on."
Mr Symonette beat his oppo-
nent, Yvette Turnquest in 2002
in the Montagu constituency by
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FOUR police officers from
the Republic of Haiti are in the
Bahamas taking part in a law
enfoircemeilnt exchange pro-
gramme.
The programme was set up
after Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of National Secu-
rity Cynthia Pratt and Commis-
sioner of Police Paul Farquhar-
son visited that country in
November, 2006.
After observing thd young
police force in Haiti, the Deputy
Prime Minister said she felt it
was necessary for the Royal
Bahamas Police Force to work
with and train the officers.
"We are sister countries,"
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another and the Caribbean itself
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Commandant of the Royal
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gramme that the officers will be
following while in the Bahamas,
at a press briefing on Monday.
Two of the officers have com-
pleted training in public order
and the other two are currently
attached to the Community Rela-
tions Division, which oversees
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themselves, he said.
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Mrs Pratt said that there are
plans to introduce urban renew- .
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would serve that country well.
"The same kind of social ills
that take place here take place -
in Haiti as well, but on a larger'
scale," she said. -'
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Bahamas may be made up of" ',',
4,000 or 5,000 people, in Haiti, -"
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ernment and the police for the
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operation is very important for us .'
and we wish it will give us the '.,)
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tion with The Tribune and the
Bahamas Environmental Edu-
cation Programme.
The students, of class Three
Potter, celebrated winning the
second round of TRASH
BASH with a campus clean-up,
tree planting, and pizza party.
Head of primary Allison Col-
lie described TRASH BASH:
"It's an environmental aware-
ness initiative started in Decem-
ber 2006 by students, teachers,
and administrators of St
Andrew's primary school. The
main goal of the project is for
students to become aware of
the role they play in keeping
the environment clean.
"Each primary homeroom is
assigned an area of the campus
to keep tidy. The class that
demonstrates the most action,
enthusiasm, and commitment


over the course of a half-term
receives special recognition and
a celebration.
"We have been extremely
pleased with the overall reduc-
tion of trash around our prima-
ry campus, and remain com-
mitted to assisting our students
develop a keen understanding
of the important role each
member of our community
plays in establishing and main-
taining a clean and healthy envi-
ronment.
"St Andrew's is delighted to
partner with The Tribune and
the BEEP programme to plant
the Lignum Vitae tree on our
primary school campus. This
activity augments our contin-
uing efforts to keep our cam-
pus clean and beautiful, she
said.
"The Tribune is happy to add
St Andrew's School to the list of
schools that have planted the
Lignum Vitae tree to com-
memorate Earth Day 2007,"


said Sean Moore, Tribune mar-
keting manager.
The tree planting programme
aims to assist schools in their
efforts to teach students the
importance of trees in removing
carbon dioxide from the air and
providing a habitat for animals.
"We also want to support the
thriving environmental aware-
ness programmes schools have,"
Mr Moore said.
"We commend St Andrew's
TRASH BASH initiative,"
added Portia Sweeting, primary
science officer at the Ministry
of Education, Science and Tech-
nology. "It is exactly the kind
of programme BEEP encour-
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FROM page one
It was reported last night that
Mr Mitchell had won by only little
over 20 votes, however, the Par-
liamentary Registration Depart-
ment was having some difficulty
compiling all the votes last night
and has ordered a recount for
today.
While ZNS was reporting that
Dr Higgs was more than a 100
votes ahead of Mr Mitchell,
Cable Bahamas was stating after
midnight that Mr Mitchell had
won by around 700 votes,
The staff at the Parliamentary
Registration Department told The
Tribune that they would not be
able to give any final results until
sometime today.
Reports also reached The Tri-
bune that there was a dispute at
polling station No 6 in Fox Hill,
but PLP Philip Galanis said late
last night that the PLP still con-
sidered it a victory for Mr
Mitchell.
Many hours before any poll
results were released, incumbent
MP Mitchell stood calm and col-
lected looking on at the voting
process at St Augustine's College.
When questioned how he was
feeling, he answered that he was
"doing fine."
He told The Tribune that he
considered his campaign for the
Fox Hill seat a complete success.
PLP supporter Derek Cooper
said that he has been a friend of
Mr Mitchell's for 25 years and
considers him to be a very "caring,
understanding person."


Mitchell
He said that Mr Mitchell has
given the people of Fox Hill won-
derful representation in the past
five years.
Speaking with The Tribune yes-
terday morning at the polling sta-
tions, Dr Higgs said that she was
very honoured by the opportuni-
ty to be representing the people of
Fox Hill.
Looking at the many people
wearing FNM T-shirts or display-
ing other red, white and blue para-
phernalia at St Augustine's Col-
lege, she said: "It is awesome."
Dr Higgs said that she was feel-
ing a "deep sense of peace" and
had no doubt that the voice of the
people will be heard in this elec-
tion.
She added that she is "abiding
by God's will."
FNM supporter Stephen Bas-
den said that he "has so much
inside" himself telling him that
Dr Higgs had won the Fox Hill
seat.
He said that yesterday was a
wonderful day for all Bahamians.
"Everywhere I look I see peo-
ple smiling," he said.
At the beginning of the year,
Mr Mitchell said that Fox Hill has
always and will always remain
PLP and predicted that if the PLP
loses Fox Hill, then the election is
lost.
Giving a fiery speech at a Fox
Hill branch meeting in January,
Mr Mitchell said that he won his
seat by over 1,000 votes and that
he had not seen any shift towards


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FNM in the constituency in the
past five years.
Mr Mitchell said that Dr Higgs
had to be reintroduced to the Fox
Hill people because she was not
really known in the area.
He claimed that the FNM's
campaign in Fox Hill was all about
"smear, hollering scam and cor-
ruption."
Dr Higgs in her campaign
accused Mr Mitchell of complete-
ly failing to follow the example of
the previous PLP incumbent, the
late George Mackey.
She said that Mr Mitchell had
failed to match the rhetoric with
action during his five-year tenure
and spent much of his time flying
off to international conferences.
Dr Higgs said that Mr Mitchel-
I's agenda is not about improving
the quality of life and building a
solid future for those in the Fox
Hill constituency, rather it is about
him.
Mr Mitchell in the past five
years was notably criticised by his
opponents in the House Assembly
for attempting to "push" the
Bahamas into the joining the
Caribbean Single Market Econ-
omy (CSME) an economic
union similar to the European
Union (EU).
Caribbean countries were
deeply disappointed that the
Bahamas, the country with the
third highest per capital GDP in
the Western hemisphere would
not join CSME.
Mr Mitchell in June, 2005 said
"there is a clear disconnect
between the government and the
wider community on this matter."
He said that government will
not sign on to the Revised Treaty
of Chaguaramas, which would
establish CSME, during their first
term in office.


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(Photo: Fe ip MajorlTribune sfl)

FROM page one Election process
atected, but he claimed it was not serious enough for the Following the protests by the FNMs at the pol ng
ting process to be shut down in that area. station, the man was allowed to cast his ballot. ',
However, an FNM poll worker notified a policeman Mr Smith said there were also other irregular prate,
hen he saw a man trying to pass a "floating ballot" to at the polling station.
other man. "One of the agents also saw the presiding officerAgn
The poll worker said the man had two ballots. He a ballot before a voter was even at the door and they're
ited with one, and attempted to pass the second one to not supposed to sign until a voter gets to the door;Vie
meone else. said. .
The FNM poll worker said the policeman took the sec- However, the matter was quickly resolved andoe
nd ballot from him, but let him go. However, when station reopened, Mr Smith said. -
e poll worker notified the FNM's legal team he was Assistant Supt Marvin Dames confirmed that iere
structed to have the policeman find the man and inter- had been an incident involving supporters of Neivlle
ew the presiding officer. Wisdom in the Killarney consistency in the early hours of
According to the FNM, there was another incident in election morning.
ount Moriah when another FNM poll worker spotted According to an FNM campaign worker, arou '5I
man trying to stuff 25 ballots into a ballot box. o'clock on election morning several cars plastered ufth
An election upset also occurred in Hatchet Bay, Neville Wisdom posters were discovered parked inde
euthera, when one of the polling stations had to be the gates of HO Nash Junior High Schoolit outside he
osed temporarily. polling station, against election rules. The police $wre
North Eleuthera MP Alvin Smith told The Tribune notified and the owners were ordered to move their 6ars
at station No 13 had to be closed briefly when his from the area.
section team discovered "certain irregularities." Mr Dames said that during election day a numbfof
"The presiding officer (did not) allow somebody to such situations were bound to arise. However, he aid,
'te who was not incapacitated, nothing was wrong with they had an excellent team on the ground, monitoriag~al
e person," Mr Smith said. situations. ''.
Witnesses claimed that the man was intoxicated. Mr Dames said he had personally spoken with both
Mr Smith explained that the voter, a FNM supporter, Killarney candidates who expressed satisfaction tharthe
as "basically forced to a (invalid) coloured ballot." matter had been resolved effectively.


E FROM page one Rumours
Year ever!!! the Opposition. The invoice was A terse conversation between
dated April25, 2007.. The Tribune and PLP chairman


Mr crimes said ne nad
received calls from all over the
Bahamas concerning the matter.
He said he was very distressed
that someone would choose to
malign his name in this way.
Chief Supt Hulan Hanna told
The Tribune yesterday that police
had no idea where the
rumour originated, but assured
the paper that it was simply not
true.
It appears that the PLP had
printed mock ballots on flimsy
paper which made it obvious
that they were not the genuine
article -- for the purposes of
training some of their supporters
how the voting process was con-
ducted.


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Raynard Rigby confirmed' this
fact. Mr Rigby referred The Tri-
bune to Mr Grimes himself for a
further explanation.
When contacted Mr Grimes
said that not only was he not sit-
ting in jail he had never been
questioned or arrested by the
police in the Bahamas or i, "any
other country for any matter,
ever".
As for the "training ballots",
Mr Grimes said, both the FNM as
well as the PLP print hundreds
of ballots for each constituency
as a part of an exercise to show
persons how the process is con-
ducted.
The ballots the PLP used, Mr
Grimes said, had no signature, no


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the official ballots in any way.
"1, more so than anyone else,
my party and my leader more so
than anyone else, want to ensure
the fairness of the elections in the
Bahamas.
"I am just disenchanted that
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of rumour and I am sure that it
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said.
Mr Grimes said he may have
been singled out by persons per-
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was one of the national co-ordi-
nators for the PLP working to
organise the constituencies.
"I think that more than any-
thing else this made me a likely
candidate for this rumour," he
said.


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through their polling, that 'the
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election, ahead, that they resort-
ed to lies."
"I told Val Grimes a few min-
utes ago that that is a part of the
lying campaign of the FNM, and
that he should go on the radio
and dispel any of those rumors,
because someone called me ftom
the airport and said it's at the air-
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from Freeport, and you kno* I
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resort deal collapses


8 By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A US-BASED resort develop-
er yesterday confirmed to The Tri-
bune that its attempt to acquire a
Bahamian island featuring a resort
and marina complex had fallen
through, with a Bahamas-based
firm having initiated a legal action
against it over alleged non-pay-
ment for work done on the acqui-
sition attempt.
Douglas Wolk, the in-house
attorney for Cay Clubs & Resorts,
confirmed that the attempt to pur-
chase Walker's Cay in the Aba-
cos, which the company had
announced in February last year,
had fallen through although he


Bahamian firm :uing US devc

over allegedly u paid fees fo

environmental/ engineering v


declined to explain why.
When asked by The Tribun
whether the purchase of Walker'.
Cay from its existing owners, th,i
New York-based Abplanalp fan
ily, had collapsed, Mr Wo!
replied: "That's correct."
He added: "I don't want t.
comment on that [the reasons f( r
the sale's collapse], but I can co:
firm the deal has fallen through."
When asked whether the pu -


chase might be revive
replied: "Not at the I
He declined to co
whether Cay Clubs
which is based in F
looking at any other r
acquisitions or develop
where in the Bahama
Mr Wolk also cor
Cay Clubs & Resort
sued by a Bahamia
Islands by Design, 0


elopner non-payment of monies owed to
el e the Bahamas-based company for
environmental and engineering
r work it performed on the Walker's
Cay purchase attempt.
Vork Islands by Design, which is run
and owned by principal Keith
Bishop, is understood to have
ed, Mr Wolk obtained a default judgement
present, no." against Cay Clubs & Resorts in
eminentt on the Bahamian Supreme Court
& Resorts, after the Florida-based develop-
Florida, was er did not contest the action.
esort/marina Islands by Design is now said
,pmcnts else- by sources to be taking legal action
Ls. through the Florida courts in a bid
firmed that to enforce the judgement against
ts was being Cay Clubs & Resorts and collect
n company, the monies allegedly owed to it.
over alleged Mr Wolk yesterday said Cay
Clubs & Resorts would contest
any action brought by Islands by
Design, and "most definitley"
denied the allegations against it.
When asked about the lawsuit
by The Tribune, Mr Wolk replied:
"It's a matter of public record. I
know they've obtained a default
judgement in the Bahamas."
The Tribune revealed last year
that the attempt to purchase
Walker's Cay had run into trouble,
with Frank Rego, Cay Clubs
Resorts & Marinas vice-president


of operations for the US eastern
seaboard and Caribbean, admit-
ting that there were "issues" the
two sides were trying to resolve,
with negotiations "going back and
forth".
He said "environmental con-
cerns" had caused problems for
the deal, with environmental stud-
ies yet to be completed.
The 71-room Walker's Cay
Hotel & Marina, which has 62
guest rooms, three villas and the
three-bedroom Harbour House,
was heavily damaged during Hur-
ricane Frances and Jeanne in 2004,
and has been closed ever since.
The 100-acre Walker's Cay has
the advantage of being the north-
ernmost island in the Bahamas
chain, making it the first stop-off
for US boaters and yachtsmen as
they move down the Abacos chain
a well-known destination for this
market.
Cay Clubs & Resort had
planned to capitalise on this, plus
. Walker's Cay's reputation among
boaters as a world-leading sports
fishing destination. Some 80 per
cent of the world's game fishing
records are said to be held by
boats that came out of Walker's
Cay.


Apart from the 2.800 foot
airstrip, Walker's Cay also houses
the Conch Pearl and Lobster Trap
restaurants, two bars, the Trea-
sure Chest gift shop, the Sea
Below dive shop, freshwater and
saltwater swimming pools, tennis
courts and 75 marina slips. The
hotel is 50 feet above sea level,
and the island provides access to
both shallow water and deep water
fishing, with boaters in deep water
within minutes of leaving.
Hubert Ingraham, the FNM
leader, in whose constituency
Walker's Cay lies, said during his
campaign that reopening the
island and securing a new owner
would be a priority for his gov-
ernment if it won yesterday's elec-
tions.
The only facilities currently
open on Walker's Cay are the
Customs and Immigration post,
plus the utilities plant that sup-
plies nearby Grand Cay with pow-
er and water.
Cay Clubs & Marinas owns and
operates resort and marina prop-
erties throughout the Florida
Keys, Clearwater, Sarasota and
Las Vegas.
It develops waterfront style liv-
ing and communities.


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ISLE of Capri's casino win tax rate has been cut
by more than half to 7.5 per cent as a result of its new
agreement with the Government that will see the US
operator remain in Grand Bahama for at least two
more years, informed sources told The Tribune yes-
terday.
The operator of the Our Lucaya casino has seen
its casino win tax rate slashed by almost 56 per cent
from the previous 17 per cent, with sources sug-
gesting to The Tribune that other casino operators -
such as Kerzner International and Baha Mar might
soon enjoy a similar tax rate.
The Tribune pointed out yesterday the impact
Isle of Capri's incentives might have on other oper-
ators, as both Both Kerzner and Baha Mar's Heads
of Agreements contain 'Most Favoured Nation'
type clauses, which state that they will be treated no
less favourably than any other resort developer of
similar size and scale on New Providence. Therefore,
if someone receives better incentives than them,
they will automatically apply for the same treat-
ment.
While Isle of Capri is in Grand Bahama, and is
effectively outside this clause, it is not hard to see
Kerzner and Baha Mar seeking similar treatment.
Baha Mar's original Heads of Agreement per-
mits, for the first 21 years after opening the new
casino, a minimum win tax of $4.3 million on gaming
winnings up to $20 million per year.
Above that $20 million casino win threshold, win
tax of 10 per cent is applied. However, Baha Mar is
allowed to deduct from the sums payable on win tax
over $20 million of earnings some 50 per cent of
the annual tax.
Obie Wilchcombe, minister of tourism, confirmed


to The Tribune on Wednesday that the Govern-
ment had essentially agreed to all Isle of Capri's
requests in rc turn for it remaining as the operator of
Our Lucaya' casino for another two years, rather
than terminal 2 its lease on June 1, 2007, as originally
planned.
He explain ed that the talks had given the Gov-
ernment a "better understanding of what casino
fees ought to be".
"The rate was around 17 per cent," Mr Wilch-
combe said or the previous win tax rate faced by Isle
of Capri. "T hat was a little too high, and we've
been able to work out an agreement that positions it
at a level under 10 per cent."
He declined to specify the exact casino win tax
rate that Isle of Capri will pay to the Government as
a result of th' new agreement, but described it as "a
good plan to a fledgling destination. It will help us
build the industry here in Grand Bahama, without
taking all of .heir [Isle of Capri's] revenues".
Apart fro, a reduction in the casino win tax rate
from 17 per t...nt to 9 per cent, Isle of Capri had been
seeking gre: ter promotional and marketing sup-
port from the Government, including a $5 million
contribution from the administration for such cam-
paigns.
It appears that the talks may have given Isle of
Capri more than it had initially wanted, but the
decision to n main in Grand Bahama will be a boost
for both the island's economy and employment lev-
els, with the Isle-Our Lucaya directly employing
230 people. ft also means gaming is kept alive in
Grand Baha na while the island waits for Harcourt
to purchase the Royal Oasis, as the Our Lucaya
casino is the only casino property on the island cur-
rently.


Development needs

'buy-in from us all'

Attorney says multi-million
investment projects 'must
mean something' to Bahamians,
creating employment and
business opportunities

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas must move away from "devel-
opment for the sake of development", an attorney
has warned, arguing that the multi-million dollar
investment projects announced by the Christie
administration during its term had "to mean some-
thing" to Bahamian businesses and citizens
through job and wealth creation.
Saying he was speaking as a Bahamian citizen
and Freeport licencee, Fred Smith, a partner in
Callender's & Co, said he "questioned the ratio-
nale of development for the sake of develop-
ment".
Successive governments had granted multiple
investors incentives and rights that had trans-


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Privy Council has over-
turned a Court of Appeal verdict
and backed an ex-Imperial Life
agent, ruling that he was an
employee of the insurance com-
pany and not an 'agent', a finding
that may have implications for
the employment contract rela-
tionship between Bahamian
insurance firms and their agency
forces.
John Hanna had filed a lawsuit
alleging that Imperial Life, which
was acquired and absorbed into
Colinalmperial Insurance after
he launched his action, breached
his employment contract when
he was dismissed on October 1,
2001. without allegedly being giv-
en reasonable notice, pay in lieu
of notice or the appropriate mon-
etary benefits.
The Privy Council ruling
recorded that the crux of Mr
Hanna's argument was that the
November 7. 1998, contract under
which he agreed to act as an
Imperial Life agent,
was a contract of
employment". and that this could
only be terminated with "reason-
able notice". not summarily.
Justice Jeannie Thompson. on
February 17. 2004. ruled that Mr
Hanna was an employee, not an
agent of Imperial Life. as he was
"employed in the capacity of an
insurance agent for the purpose
of selling the company's policies".
After a further hearing, on
August 26. 2004. Justice Thomp-
son held that six months notice
swo)uld have been reasonable.


awarding Mr Hanna six months'
salary in lieu of notice, four
weeks' vacation pay for 2001 and
various commission and pension
payments over a six-month peri-
od.
Imperiald Life appealed the
ruling, challenging the finding
that Mr Hanna was an employee
rather than an agent, and that the
Judge erred in awarding him the
compensation.
The Court of Appeal, on Feb-
ruary 24, 2005, overturned the
Judge's ruling, but the Privy
Council noted that the court only
dealt with the issue of whether
Mr Hanna was an employee oi
agent. finding he was the latter
and ruling in Imperial Life's
favour.
Mr Hanna appealed to the
Privy Council on both substan-
tive and procedural grounds. The
court found that the procedural
claim had no merit, determining
that the entire appeal revol 'd
around the agent/employment
argument.
Turning to Mr Hanni's
employment contract, the Privy
Council recorded that hle was
appointed from Novemlbc 1.
1998. onwards as an agent to ell
Imperial Life's policies. Alfte ini-
tially working as an agent. he
became a marketing manani'cer,
supervising six staff. blorc
returning to work as ani agenit a
position he held! at the tin': of
termination.
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Under Section 22 (1)
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Industry Act 1999, a
broker-dealer (or brokerage
firm) must be registered or
incorporated under the
Bahamas' Companies Act
1992, and an application made
for registration as a broker-
dealer to the Securities Com-


mission with the prescribed fee
paid.
In relation to foreign or
overseas companies that wish
to register as broker-dealers in
the Bahamas, the Companies
Act allows companies to do so
under the Act, provided these
companies begin to carry on
any business or undertaking in


the Bahamas.
For the purposes of registra-
tion under the Companies Act,
a 'foreign company' includes
incorporated and unincorpo-
rated bodies formed outside
the jurisdiction of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas.
Likewise, 'an undertaking'
under the Companies Act
includes but is not limited to
the following activities: hold-
ing or being required to hold a
business licence for a specific
purpose; keeping a place of
business in the Bahamas; or
holding or being required, to
hold a licence to sell securities.
In terms of the actual regis-
tration process, a foreign com-
pany must have been incorpo-
rated within another jurisdic-
tion. It must deposit with the


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Registrar General particulars
about the company and a copy
of the incorporation docu-
ments, certified and authenti-
cated, under the public seal of
the country under whose law it
has been incorporated.
The Stamp Duty for a for-
eign company is $600, and the
registration fee is $50. The
annual fee for such companies
is one thousand dollars $1,000.
Additionally, it should also
be noted that under Section 22
(1) of the Securities Industry
Act the following documents
must be submitted to the Secu-
rities Commission, along with
the prescribed application fee
and registration, in order to
register a broker-dealer:
1. A written statement con-
taining the name and descrip-
tioni of the applicant; the
address of its registered office
in the Bahamas; the names,
addresses, nationalities and
background details of its sub-
stantial shareholders, officers
and directors; together with
their character and financial
references, police
certificate,and curriculum
vitae.
2. A certified copy of its
Memorandum and Articles of
Association, together with a
certified copy of its Certificate
of Incorporation or Certificate
of Registration.
3. A declaration signed by
the chief executive and chief
financial officer that the com-


pany is in compliance with the
financial requirements pur-
suant to Section 45.
The following documents
are also required
1. Financial statements for
the last two fiscal periods,
together with the report of the
auditors thereon prepared in
accordance with
standards promul-
gated by the Bahamas Insti-
tute of Chartered Accountants
(BICA) or the International
Federation of Accountants.
2. Management accounts up
to a date not more than three
months prior to submission,
,and certified by the chief exec-
utive and chief financial officer
to be true and complete, pro-
vided that a company incorpo-
rated less than six months pri-
or to the date of application
shall provide an audited open-
ing balance sheet.
3. A written statement of the
applicant's operational capa-
bilities.
4. Any such other informa-
tion or documentation which
the Commission considers
important or appropriate.
Before registering the appli-
cant as a broker-dealer, the
Commission must be satisfied,
under Section 22, that:
1. The applicant and its prin-
cipals are fit and proper per-
sons who have a good reputa-
tion.
2. The applicant's principal
business will be stockbroking
and dealing in securities
3. The applicant's opera-


tional capabilities and the qual-
ifications of the applicant, its
directors, substantial share-
holders and officers meet all
the standards set by the Com-
mission
4. The applicant has not
issued bearer shares, and must
give an undertaking not to do
so.
Section 24 of the Securities
Industry Act requires that a
broker dealer must have at
least one director who is a
stockbroker, and at least two
directors one of whom must
be a stockbroker director -
must be actively engaged in
the securities business of the
broker-dealer.
A Certificate of Registration
will be issued by the Commis-
sion on the registration of the
applicant as a broker-dealer.
@ 2007. Tyrone L. E.
Fitzgerald. All rights reserved.
NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it & substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to
seek the relevant legal advice
and assistance regarding issues
that may affect them and may
relate to the information pre-
sented.
Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is
a practising attorney with
Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald.
Should you have any com-
ments regarding this article or
recommendations for future
articles, you may contact Mr
Fitzgerald at Suite 212,
Lagoon Court Building, Olde
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E By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Family offices are a
"growing opportuni-
ty" for the Bahamian
financial services industry,
the Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board's deputy chair
told The Tribune, the report
on the sector's impact on the
Bahamian economy having
shown the "immeasureable"
spin-offs it creates for the
likes of tourism and real
estate.-
Craig 'Tony' Gomez, a
partner with Gomez Partners
& Co, said those financial,
services clients who visited
the Bahamas to meet with
their account managers and
institutions often, if they
liked this nation, would
return for a vacation with
their families. If this went
well, it in turn often led to
purchases of Bahamian
property and real estate.
Mr Gomez said: "When
I'm invited to seminars out-
side the Bahamas and like
the place I visit, you can rest
assured that soon after I will
be planning a family vacation
there.
"You look to bring your
family back to the same
place where you had a good
time once before. This kind
of thing is immesaureable in
what it means for the
Bahamas. If I like it, and my
wife likes it, you can guaran-
tee we'll be buying a piece of
real estate there."
If clients ultimately ended
up following their money
and assets to the Bahamas,
spending the majority of
their time here and turning it
into their permanent resi-
denc'e, 'is ultiiiately led ,to
family office opportunities.
These offices are set up to
manage all aspects of a high-
net worth client or family's
daily, financial and business
affairs, creating significant
employment and other spin-
off opportunities. The new
financial services products
introduced over the past five
years, such as private trust
companies, have been
designed to facilitate this
business, with perhaps the
best-known family office
example being the Izmir-
lians, the Lyford Cay resi-
dents behind the $2.4 billion
Baha Mar project at Cable
Beach.
Mr Gomez told The Tri-
bune: "Family offices are a
quiet and growing opportu-
nity in the Bahamas. It's not
on the financial services air-
waves at the moment, but is
a service that is being provid-
ed by a number of financial
institutions.
"If you're talking family
services, the spin-offs will
soon be for tourism and real
estate purchases."
The economic impact
study, carried out for BFSB
by Oxford Economics, esti-
mated that the financial ser-
vices industry was responsi-
ble for attracting 38 per cent
of all business travellers that
visited the Bahamas, gener-
ating 2 per cent or all visitor
nights or 160,000 extra room
nights.
They stayed for an average
of three to seven days, stay-
ing in high-end locations
such as the British Colonial
Hilton, Lyford Cay Club, the
One and Only Ocean Club,
Atlantis and Baha Mar's
Wyndham. Oxford Econom-
ics estimated that the finan-
cial sector's spin-off impact
for tourism revenues alone
was around 1-1.5 per cent of
Bahamian GDP.
On the real estate side,
clients of the financial ser-
vices industry had accounted
for about 30 per cent of all
foreign purchases of
Bahamian real estate com-
prising some 3.500 purchases
- over the last five years.
Assuming conservatively
that 10 per cent, or 70 per
year, of these transactions
were directly attributable to
financial services, Oxford
Economics said this boosted
the value added by the real
estate sector by 5-7.5 per


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* THE economic impact study, carried out for BFSB by Oxford Economics, estimated that the
financial services industry was responsible for attracting 38 per cent of all business travellers that
visited the Bahamas, generating two per cent or all visitor nights or 160,000 extra room nights. They
stayed for an average of three to seven days, staying in a numlier of high-end locations, includ-
ing British Colonial Hilton (above).
(FILE photo)


cent, contributing between
0.8-1.2 per cent to Bahamian
GDP.
"Clearly, we would not be
where we are presently if it
we did not have the financial
services community," Mr
Gomez said.
He added that while the
sector did not account for a
huge percentage of the
Bahamian workforce direct-
ly, employing 9,300 workers
or 6.2 per cent of total
employment in 2004, its indi-,
rect impact from institution
and workers spending sup-
ported 22,000 jobs or 13 per
cent of the labour force.
Mr Gomez said one thing
the Oxford Economics study
had shown to financial ser-
vices industry employees was
"their value" to the overall
Bahamian economy.
"The real thing coming out
of this. even for us who par-
ticipate in the industry, is
that we have taken ourselves
to lightly in the past," Mr
Gomez said.
"Oftentimes, we send out
the wrong feelers about the
financial community.
Because of the salaries paid
in this community, we don't
view financial services in the
way we ought to with the
same significance.
"Where would the legal
firms, the accounting firms,
the financial and corporate
services providers, the tech-
nology firms, the office sup-
pliers be without the finan-
cial services industry, in
terms of employment. We
cannot put on blinders to the
benefits of the financial ser-
vices sector. This brings into
focus the value we should be
putting on the financial
industry."
The Oxford Economics
study showed that for every
new 100 financial industry
jobs, another 100 posts were
created, while each addition-
al $1 million in value added
by the sector led to the
spending of $0.6 million in
other sectors of the Bahami-
an economy.
Mr Gomez said the
report's true value was the
highlighting of the employ-
ment and economic output
benefits that financial ser-
vices created for other areas
of the Bahamian economy,
adding that "it sets the
benchmark as to where we
are and where we should be
going".
The study brought"hard
evidence" to the table, Mr
Gomez said, showing that
financial services was a
"broad-based community"
that extended hevond the
international and domestic
banking industry.
Out of the 512 millihI
spent by Bahamian financial
institutions on staff training
over the past five years. Mr
Gomez said, some $6.2 mil-
lion came from the domestic
commercial banks, the inter-
national sector spending $5.8
million.


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MONDAY, May 14,2007
SESSION TO
Opening Intr
9:30 am 10:00 am
Morning : "Sti
10:30 am 12:00 pm Lean
Luncheon 'Sti
12:30 pm 2:00 pm Sen

Afternoon I n t
2:30 pm -4:30 pm PA

TUESDAY, May 15, 2007


SESSION
Morning
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Afternoon
2:30 pm -4:30 pm


PIC


SPEAKER


oduction to Seminar and Welcome Remarks

mulating 'The Workforce Through Knowledge,
ring and Opportunities"
mutating and Sustaining Growth In Anandal
vices"
e Need for Professionals to become diversified
ie Financial Services Industry"
MEL


TOPIC


"iUtigious Environment"
'Strategies For Marketing Private Trust
Companies"


Mr. Nathaniel Beneby Jr.

TBA

Min. James Smith

Mr. Michael Allen
M. Tanya Wright
Mr. Michael Fields


SPEAKER.


Justice John Lyons

AIBT


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WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2007


"SESSION
Morning
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Luncheon
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Afternoon
2:30 pm 4:30 pm


TOPIC
"Intemational Agreements & Their Impact
on The Bahamas"
PANEL
"Transparency in Company Formation
Activities; Is there a level playing field"
"The Impact of Hague Trust Agreement on
Bahamian Trusts"


SPEAKER


HE A. Leonard Archer
Mr. Bruce Zagaris

Ms. Rowena Bethel

STEP


$50


$50


THURSDAY, May 17, 2007


SESSION

Morning
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Lunch
12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Afternoon
2:30 pm 4:30 pm


TOPIC

"Is the Funds Business Dying or Dead?"
PANEL

"Entrepreneur"
PANEL
"The Link Between Pension & Long Term
Social Financial Stability"


SPEAKER
Mr. Antoine Bastian
Mr. Hillary Deveaux
Ms. Pamela Klonaris
Mr. Julian Francis
Mr. Arthur Chase
Mrs. Pauline Allen Dean
Mr. Larry Gibson


COST No. Tickets

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FRIDAY, May 18, 2007


SESSION

Morning
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm 2:00 pm


TOPIC
"Harmonizing of the Regulators and The
Power to Work Together"
"The Compliance Officers Role In Risk
Management: Insurance, Credit Unions,
Gaming Board, Accountants, Lawyers etc."


BACO


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PROPERTIES LISTED


FOR SALE
Contact Account Officer listed below by using
number code for each property.
HOSES T MENTS/COMMERCIa BUILDING


(401) Lots #17 & #18 Crown
Allotments, Love Hill Settle-
ment, Andros. Containing a
two-storey residence. Appraised
Value $100,000.
(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block 3 with
a parcel situated between Lot
#1, Block 3, containing a 4 bed-
room condominium Sunset
View Villas, West Bay Street.
Appraised Value $750,000.
(806) Lot #13, Block 4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312
N.P. bounded Northwardly by
a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004
ft. Eastwardly by lot #14 and
146.145ft Southwardly by a
reservation for a private road.
Appraised Value $530,000
(433) Lot #27 of Village Allot-
ment #14 in the Eastern District,
containing residence situated
on Denver Street off Parkgate
Road in the Ann's Town Con-
stituency, N.P. Property size
2,500 sq ft Building size 990 sq
ft Appraised value $50,000.
(304) Lot #213 containing resi-
dence in Elizabeth Estates East
Subdivision, N.P. Appraised
value: TBO
(304) Lot #2 in block#8, Steward
Road, Coral Heights East Subdi-
vision situated in Western Dis-
trict of N.P., approx. size 8,800
sq ft with a split level contain-
ing two bed, two bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen
and utility room-approx. size of
building 2,658 sq ft. Appraised
value: $322,752
(702) Lot #20 with residen-
tial property located Sky-
line Heights. Appraised value
$280,000.
(902) Lot #14, Block #23 (125
x 80) situated Rainbow Bay,
Eleuthera containing a one sto-
rey house with 2 bed/I bath,
kitchen, living room and 2
linen closets. Appraised value
$89,998.
(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150
x 150 on Queens Highway just
south of Palmetto Point with a
two storey stone building con-


training two apartments. Each
unit has 3 bed/2 1/2 bath,
kitchen, living room and 3
linen closets. Appraised value
$287,209.
(105) Lot with three bed, two
and a half bath residence, situ-
ated Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value TBO
(903) Lot #15 located Johnson
Harbour View Estate, Harbour
Island, size 6,750 sq ft with a
3 bed, 2 bath residence. Esti-
mated value $95,000.
(902) Lot (8,000 sq ft) situated
Sand's Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex
(concrete structure belt course
2,529.6 sq ft). Appraised value
$49,414.
(100) Developed property
Pinder's, Long Island contain-
ing a split level Mediterranean
style home with kitchen, liv-
ing room, dining room, master
bed & bath, two guest rooms,
full and half guest bathroom
on lower level. Also garage and
breezeway -,a gross area 4,212
sq ft. Kitchenette, master bed-
room and bath and front entry
porch features the upper level,
gross area of 780 sq ft. Porches
all around the concrete struc-
ture which is 90% complete.
Appraised value $650,000.

(400) Property situated in Cal-
abash Bay on the Island of
Andros. 75'x150' and contain-
ing thereon a small grocery
store 480 sq ft and an incom-
plete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq
ft. Appraised value $65,000.
(565) Lot #12 in Block #2 con-
taining 4 houses (3 wooden,
one partly concrete block,
partly, stucco building), 4,763
sq ft situated on Farrington
Road in the Western District
of New Providence. Appraised
value $68,000.
(505) A concrete single-family
residence located on Lot #212
Roland St, Ridgeland Park West
Subdivision. Appraised value
$72,035.
(902) Lot containing 3 bed 2
bath residence situated in the
settlement of Governor's Har-
bour bounded northwardly by


a 19ft road and running thereon
50ft eastwardly and running
thereon 100ft southwardly and
50ft westwardly. Appraised
value $90,000.
(902) Lot #17, Block# 7 of Sec-
tion "A" of the Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision situated 3
miles Northeastward of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera containing resi-
dence. Appraised value TBO.
(400) Lot #14 situated in the
settlement of Love Hill on
the Island of Andros totaling
20,000 sq. ft. Property con-
tains a two storey 5 bedroom, 3
bathroom residence. Appraised
value $185,000.
(203) Lot B situated on the
north side of Shell Fish Road,
being the third lot west of Fire
Trail Road and east of Hamster
Road with a one half duplex
residential premises. Appraised
value TBO
(723) Residence in Ridgeland
Park, valued at $72,000.
(433) Lot Number A, located
Rocky Pine Road, Pineview
Heights Subdivision, Western
District, New Providence con-
taining triplex 7,000 sq ft gross.
Appraised value $200,000.
(701) Lot of land having the
number 16 in Block number 16
in Section Three of the Subdivi-
sion called and known as a
Breeze Estates situated in me
Eastern District of New Prov-
idence. Property contains a
three bed, two bath residence.
Appraised value TBO.
(701) Lot of land being lot
number 11 in Block number 10
on a plan of allotments laid out
by Village Estates Limited and
filed in the dept of Land & Sur-
veys as number 142 N.P. and
situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence. Property
contains three bed, two bath
residence.
(800) Lot of land being lots
number 10 and 11 in block 29
of Coconut Grove Subdivision
- Robinson Road with two sto-
rey building. Lot is trapezium
in shape. Approximately 8,383
square feet. Appraised value
$490,000.00


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(304) Lot D-2,415 west of Fox
Hill Road and 659 ft. south of
Joe Farrington Road, N.P. Ap-
praised value: TBO

(565) Vacant lot #5 located
Eleuthera Island Shores, Sea-
side Drive Section B, Block
#15, Eleuthera. 9,691 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $21,805.

(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Ba-
hamia. Section IX Freeport,
Grand Bahama 90 ft wide along
Stratford Way and 150 ft along
Stratford Court. Appraised val-
ue $26,000.


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

(902) .281 acre of vacant land
off Queen's Highway in the set-
tlement of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Appraised value
$31,320.
(800) Vacant property located
Bahamia South. Block 16 lot
9A, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Appraised value $52,000.00


(717) Vacant residential lot #25
(6,513 sq. ft) in James Cistern
North Subdivision, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $12,375

(401) Lot No. 17456 Bahama
Sound off Exuma No. 18,
located approximately 2.5 miles
northwestwardly of George
Town, Exuma. Appraised value
$18,000.
(800) Vacant property
located Dumping Ground Road,
Nassau Bahamas. Rectangu-
lar shape lot at 1,850 sq ft.
Appraised value $11,000.00


OFFStERS


COMMERCIAL
BANKING CENTRE
Tel: 242-356-8567
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles
(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(806) Mrs Lois Hollis
(807) Mr. Wayne Kendall
(808) Mrs. Hope Sealey
PALMDALE SHOPPING
CENTRE BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-4426/9
or 242-302-3800
(201) Mr. David Barr
(202) Mr. Frank Dean
(203) Mrs. Cedricka Clarke
NASSAU INT'L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179
(433) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA
Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902) Mr. Brian Hanna
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel: 242-333-2230
(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda
(903) Mrs. Rose Bethel


ANDROS TOWN
Tel:242-368-2071
(400) Mrs. Vanessa Scott
NASSAU MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-8700
(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders
(702) Mrs. Anastacia Knowles
(703) Mrs. Renae Walkine
JFK DRIVE BRANCH
Tel: 242-325-4711
(401) Mr. James Strachan
PRINCE CHARLES
SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-393-7505/8
(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd
(505) Ms. Patricia Russell
CABLE BEACH
Tel: 242-327-6077
(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420
(908) Mr. Antonio Eyma
(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier
(910) Mr. Travis Spicer
BIMINI BRANCH
Telephone: 242-347-3031
(105) Mr. Kermit Curry


GRAY'S, LONG ISLAND
Telephone: 242-337-0101
(100) Mrs Lucy Wells
LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-394-3560
(716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon
(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby
(723) Mrs. Deidre King
(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs
(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
MACKEY STREET
Tel: 242-393-3097
(601) Ms. Nicola Walker
BAY & VICTORIA BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-2451/3
(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson
(303) Mr. Desmond McIntosh
(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-352-6631/2
(101) Ms. Garnell Frith
(103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-
Cartwright
(104) Ms. Jackie Knowles
(108) Ms. Sylvie Carey


Freeport licencees


urged:


muscle you have'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The attorney for the
late Edward St
George's estate yes-
terday encouraged the
Freeport Property Owners and
Licencees Association to
"responsibly assert their right-
ful place" in the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement and repre-
sent the interests of citizens
and Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) licencees.
Fred Smith, a partner with
Callenders & Co, told The Tri-
bune: "I would encourage the
Freeport Property Owners and
Licencees Association to assert
their rightful place to repre-
sent 60,000 people in this com-
munity. Were it not for the
licencees, there would be no
people in Freeport, no Port
Authority and no $150 million
in taxes per year going to the
central government.
"It is about time the
licencees appreciated the mus-
cle they have and assert their
role responsibly. I'm glad to
see they've formed the
Licencees Association, and
encourage them to engage in
positive discussions with the
Port Authority and the Gov-
ernment."
The Freeport Property Own-
ers and Licencees Association
had previously filed an orginat-
ing summons and bid for
declaratory relief with the
Supreme Court, alleging that
the actions of the GBPA and
its principals in relation to the
Port Authority's quasi-gover-
mental powers had threatened
to undermine the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement's legal


* ATTORNEY FRED SMITH


framework.
The Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment and subsequent amend-
ments to it appear to vest much
power and responsibility in the
GBPA's licencees, yet they
have yet to grasp this or take
their place at the table as the
third party to the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, alongside
the GBPA and the Govern-
ment.
For instance, Clause 3 (8)
stipulated that no amendments
could be made to the agree-
ment without the consent of at


least 80 per cent of GBPA
licencees.
And Clause 4 (2) in the 1960
amendment to the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, which
allows for the GBPA to trans-
fer all its governance, devel-
opmental,' licensing and regu-
latory powers to a local author-
ity providing a seeming exit
route for the GBPA's princi-
pals and shareholders again
stipulates that this can only
happen with the approval of
at least 80 per cent of licencees.


THE BAHAMAS INSTITUTE OF
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS SEMINAR


"Accuracy, Integrity and Fairness"

BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND ESTATE
PLANNING SEMINAR


Date:

Place:

Pre-register:


May 17, 2007


Time: 8:45 am 4:00 pm


British Colonial Hilton Hotel, The Governor's Ballroom

Fax: 326-6618 Tel. 326-6619 Email: Secbica@batelnet.com


Cost per day: Members $100


CPE hours:


Non-members $125 Lunch Included


7 (BICA licensed members
- 50 hours required over a 2 year period)


NO BILLINGS

Topics & Speakers Include:

* Business Continuity Guidelines: How will they impact our Financial
Services Sector?
Ms. Karen Rolle Assistant Manager, Policy Unit, The Central Bank of The
Bahamas

* The Proposed National Recovery Centre
Expected benefits and projected cost
Mr. Andre Knowles Regional Sales Director, Cable Bahamas

* Examining an Information Technology Contingency Plan
Preventing losses for you and your company
Presented by Encompass Technologies

* Coping with Disasters via a Recovery Program
Saving lives and providing business continuity
Presented by Humanitarian Operations

* Important Highlights of The Wills Act & The Inheritance Act
How it affects you and your estate
How do you secure your generation property?
Mrs. Ruth Bowe-Darville Partner, The Law Partnership


PROMOTIONAL BOOTHS A AVAILABLE


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

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

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

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--CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
..' MURPHY TOWN, ABACO (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
property is a single storey single family concrete building. This house family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, Appraisal: $188,406.00
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant .. .. .A p as l 1 84 60
improvementsordeterioration evident. The property is Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
delineated, corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.
Appraisal: $167,580.00
The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.
DUNDAS TOWN CROWN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY -
DUNDAS TOWN CROWN
SA LLO TMENT. -MUST SELL
SD ALLTOMN B Lot N0.83, Lower Bogue
-E miDUNDAS TOWN ABACO ELEUTHERA
ELEUTHERA
.l AII that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq. ft. ,. on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown allotment no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
this land is rectangular in shape with dimensions of 80 a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
~ ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a 1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is
,- concrete block structure with dimensions of 27 x40. also a unit to this structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately
This house is an approximate 30 year old single family, $600 to $800 per month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an
residence comprising of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
living/dining area and kitchen. This house is in fairly in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
good condition for its age with a projected future life as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is
of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately flat and properly landscaped.
15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in an hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped.
Appraisal: $177,412.00
Appraisal: $90,000.00
This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately
1,200 ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted white
trimmed teal green.

LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision, situated in the central district of New
FK Providence this property is comprised of a 35 year old single family, single story residence encompassing approximately 1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
area and inclusive of separate living and dining rooms, and an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an entry porch, of approximately
88 sq. ft. ventilation is by 2 wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and level with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting of lawns
and shrubs in the front, The subject is enclosed with stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing and a wrought iron gate in front there is
a 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading to a single covered carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also has a concrete block storage shed measuring of
approximately 143 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $133,570.00
Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th corner right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th
property on the left side painted orange with red/white trim.



.A : (Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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






ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN
All that lot of land and improvements having an areb of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco
Bahamas. This property is comprised of a two storey concrete and wood structure still under construction consisting of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of
..',_ enclosed living space. The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper storey. The lower portion
L ^ i QM. .4 .. of the building houses two units, each with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining and kitchen spaces. The building is in average condition and appears
S', I to be structurally sound. The building also demonstrates a need for schelued maintenance. The property is partially landscape with boundaries clearly
S-- delineated. All major private and public utilities are situate within one hundred ft of the property site.
APPRAISAL: $154,476.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco




LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS
-. All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
S" "" ". with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-
S~ j 380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrdoms, inclusive of a master
bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control
1 i 1 is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average.
3 IStandard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
"Al ifi liillii'a f disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements
....-;..1 ;IL ifiiuu nat il, including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed
Iun. u l Wiini I'iJlJ lt along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.
APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard,
go south and take the 4th right, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the right side painted beige trimmed white.


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PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007


STARWOOD
HOTELS & RESORT$ WORLDWIDE, INC.

Sheraton Cable Beach Resort, Nassau Bahamas
Sheraton will create a 700 room hotel with meeting space at Baha Mar.
The hotel will feature easy access to shopping, gaming and the beach

The new, soon-to-be open, Sheraton Cable Beach Resort is looking for
the following qualified candidates:
Chef De Cuisine

Amici Italian Restaurant is looking for a Chef de Cuisine for its grand
re-opening after an extensive renovation. We are looking for a suitable
candidate who is well-established with 10 years of cooking experience
in Northern Italian cuisines, a flexible attitude, enjoys the blending of
other cultures and the Island lifestyle.
Director of Revenue Management
This is a highly visible position within the hotel management team.
The qualified candidate should possess 7 years of hotel management
experience with a minimum 4 years of revenue management;
being able to successfully maximize overall hotel revenue through
development and implementation of effective transient/ group
inventory and pricing strategies based on future demand forecasts.
The candidate must be a detailed oriented team player, possess strong
organizational skills, excellent working knowledge of Hotel systems
such as Delphi, Crystal & Opera (PMS system) and Microsoft Excel
a must, as well as written, oral and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor's
degree or equivalent is required.
Revenue Manager
The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day operations
of the Reservation Department. The ideal candidate should have
outstanding customer service skills, experience in selling strategies,
inventory control, superior ability to supervise, motivate, and develop
staff. The successful candidate must also be a detailed oriented team
player, possess strong organizational and computer skills, and have an
excellent working knowledge of Hotel systems such as Delphi, Crystal
& Opera (PMS system) and Microsoft Excel a must, as well as written,
oral and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent is
required.
All qualified applicants should forward a copy of their resume' to the
Director of Human Resources at bbarnes@radissonbahamas.com or
forward to fax #327-3037. All resumes will be held in the strictest of
confidence.


FROM page one
na's employment, the Privy
Council found, but "on 29
August 2001 he was warned by
the manager of [Imperial Life's]
Nassau West Branch that he
was not meeting the required
production standard".
The manager subsequently
wrote to Mr Hanna on Octo-
ber 1, 2001, to inform him that
because he was not "meeting
the required production stan-
dard", Imperial Life was termi-
nating his employment.
The Privy Council noted that
in Clause 14 of the emplOyment
contract, which detailed the
pension plan arrangements for
Imperial Life's Bahamian
agents, employees were defined
as "a person who is a full-time
agent of the employer".
In the evidence submitted
before Justice Thompson,
Imperial Life's attorney con-
ceded that Mr Hanna's employ-
ment was not a 'bare agency'
agreement, and "that in partic-
ular circumstances the agent
'became almost like an employ-
ee'."
However, "he had main-


trained nevertheless that it was
an agent agreement because the
document which the parties
signed said so. Counsel for [Mr
Hanna] submitted that,
although the agreement was
labelled an agency agreement,
it was truly an agreement for
the employment of the appel-
lant to do certain work on the
respondent's behalf".
The Privy Council noted that
there was no challenge to the
evidence submitted before Jus-
tice Thompson, and that the
Court of Appeal appeared to
have substituted its opinion for
her's, which was based on a
review of evidence.
It said the Court of Appeal
should have assessed whether
the evidence did not substitute
Justice Thompson's conclu-
sions, and ruled: "Approaching
the question in this way, their
Lordships consider that there
was ample material before Jus-
tice Thompson to entitle her to
hold that the appellant was an
employee of the company, not
an agent carrying on business
his own account.
"He was required by his
agreement with the respondent
to devote the whole of his time,


apart from his vacation time,
to the service of the company.
All the resources which he
needed to do this, including the
accommodation and equip-
ment, were provided to him by
the respondent. A portion of
his national insurance payments
was paid by the respondent,
and he was given access to
retirement benefits that were
available under the company's
pension plan.
"It is plain that while he held
the position of manager-mar-
keting supervising a staff of six
employees, he was himself an
employee of the company. He
was not required to enter into a
fresh agreement with the com-
pany during this period. This is
a strong pointer to the conclu-
sion, when taken with the other
evidence, that he was an
employee throughout and that
he remained an employee when
the contract was terminated."
While the word 'agent' was
used throughout the employ-
ment contract, Mr Hanna was
"was not free to set his own
standards of performance. He
was required to observe the
rules and regulations laid down
by the company.......
"The description of his con-
tract in the letter of 1 October
2005, while not determinative,
is at least consistent with the
impression created by the facts
as a whole that the appellant
was working throughout the
period of his service not on his
own account but as the respon-
dent's employee."
In allowing Mr Hanna's
appeal, and finding that he was
an 'employee', not an 'agent',
the Privy Council said it would
remit the case back to the
Court of Appeal to determine
the issues surrounding his com-
pensation.


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announces


Weekly


Freight Service


BETWEEN


MIAMlI Fl.miNASSAUmMARSHfHBiUO


MIAMI WAREHOUSE


Now Receiving Cargo
First Sailing May 2nd 2007
Located 3701 NW South River Dr.
Miami Florida 33142


NASSAU DEPOT


Will Receive Cargo
Bradley St. Palmdale Opp. Kemp's Funeral Chapel
Commencing May 2nd 2007 (Dry Cargo)
May 3rd, 2007 (Refrigerated & Dry)


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ABACO


Don Mackay Blvd
Marsh Harbour
P.O. Box AB 20116
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: 1 (242) 367-0593
Fax: 1 (242) 367-0594


NASSAU


m mU


East Street North, Kelly's Dock
RO. Box N-351
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 1 (242) 322-2142
Fax: 1 (242) 322-6089


MIAMI


3701 NW South River Dr.
Miami, Fla. 33142
Tel: 1 (305) 635-4650
Fax: 1 (305) 635-4651
Located Opposite Dollar Rent A Car
airport Location)


Privy Council




backs former




Imperial agent


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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007, PAGE 7B


Development needs



'buy-in from us all'


FROM page one

formed some parts of the
Bahamas, and he added: "Now
all we have left is our land, our
coastline, so why have the word
'development' as a panacea for
everything?
"As a licencee of Freeport,
I'm not celebrating the Morgan
Stanley development, the Ginn
development as it means noth-
ing to me as a citizen or
licencee."
This taps into the concerns of
many, who while welcoming sus-
tainable, environmentally
friendly development, believe
that the economic benefits from
the various investment projects
announced by the Christie
administration have yet to real-
ly percolate and trickle down to
Bahamian businesses and citi-
zens.
In many cases, foreign com-
panies are brought in to act as
project managers and construc-
tion overseers, performing spe-
cialised work, and projects such
as Kerzner International's
Atlantis Phase III and the Bimi-
ni Bay Resort have relied heav-
ily on expatriate labour that
repatriates a large proportion
of its earnings back home, rather
than spend it in the Bahamian
economy.
Many investment projects are
financed with minimal equity
from developers, who rely on
real estate, property and land
speculation sales pre-sales to
generate cash flow to finance


construction of their projects.
These trends towards mixed-use
developments with residential
components, with guests financ-
ing projects, is a way for devel-
opers to minimise their risk.
Mr Smith said: "These few
jobs that trickle down from
these developments are nothing
to speak of." He pointed out
that engineering, architecture
and surveying firms were often
hired by investors from abroad,
their Heads of Agreement per-
mitting them to do this, with
firms such as American Bridge
and Great Lakes Engineering
working on a variety of
Bahamas-based developments.
In addition, Mr Smith said
Bahamian attorneys were often
used merely to "rubber stamp"
investment deals, the main legal
work'for developers being car-
ried out by US law firms such as
Baker McKenzie from New
York and Florida-based Hol-
land & Knight.
"What we are giving away is
our patrimony, our land," Mr
Smith said, arguing that the
incentives in Heads of Agree-
ments exempted them from pay-
ing taxes such as real property
taxes, stamp duties, import
duties, business licence fees and
other taxes that could be used to
finance infrastructure projects
in the Bahamas.
"It is time we reflected on the
rationale for development," Mr
Smith said. "Development must
happen within a social, eco-
nomic and political framework.
I'm not advocating stopping


development, I'm advocating a
change in how it's carried out. I
want licencee buy-in, I want cit-
izens to buy-in, I want Bahami-
ans to benefit. I want our busi-
ness community to grow.
"I think development for the
sake of development, and prof-
it for the sake of profit for the
developers is not a legitimate
rationale.
"It must be for the benefit of
all the stakeholders. All the.
stakeholders are, foremost, the
citizens, the investors and the
development companies."
Mr Smith said the Bahamas
needed to properly regulate
development and ensure that
this nation's environment, which
attracted investors in the
first place, was properly pro-
tected.
"It is not development for
development's sake," he reiter-
ated. "Development must be in
the context of benefiting all, and
of respect for our environment."
Mr Smith said that in the case
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA), it earned
thousands of dollars per annum
in licence fees, service charges
and other fees it levied.
Therefore, it was not unrea-
sonable for Freeport residents
to want to see percentages of
this revenue flow allocated to
projects such as schools and
education, medical facilities,
roads, industrial training, fire
stations, marine and
environmental management,
roads, the airport, and the har-
bour.


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FROM page one

Jill Haynes, Isle of Capri's director of corporate
communications, said: "Obviously, this new agree-
ment will make the property financially more
attractive from an operational standpoint, and we
will work closely with the Ministry of Tourism.
"We have a new property in Pompano Beach,
Florida, and are investigating to determine the
feasibility of joint marketing/promotional" efforts
with the Our Lucaya property.
Isle of Capri sublets the 19,000 square-foot casi-
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7


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lasted until December 2012, and paid $2 million
per year in equal monthly instalments for the first
two years ending on November 30, 2006.
The annual lease payments were increase to
$2.5 million in the third and fourth years, before
hitting $3 million for the remainder of the lease.
Many thought these lease payments were way too
high.
Meanwhile, sources confirmed to The Tribune
that Harcourt Development Company, the Irish
property developer, had signed a sales agreement
and paid a deposit to acquire the Royal Oasis for
$33 million from the resort's de facto owner,
Lehman Brothers' private equity arm.


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ABACO. BAAMAS


Assistant Controller B, Development Accounting
Reporting to the Director of Finance, Development Accounting, the
Assistant Controller, Development Accounting accumulates and monitors
all financial data for smaller, less complex resort development projects
and communicates financial data and information to appropriate
personnel on'a periodic basis. The Assistant Controller acts as an
intermediary between the Regional Director of Finance (RDOF), Director
of Finance (DOF) and various financial departments with Marriott
Vacation Club International, e.g., Fixed Assets, Financial Planning and
Reporting, Marketing and Sales, etc., that require financial information
related to specific projects and project components.

Assistant Controller, Joint Venture Sales & Marketing &
Operations
The Assistant Controller ensures accurate reporting, accounting, billing,
and forecasting for joint venture projects and activities. The incumbent
interacts with multiple teams and assists site Director of Finance in
providing timely information to joint venture projects and activities.
The incumbent interacts with multiple teams and assists site Director
of Finance in providing timely information to joint venture team in
addition to addressing questions that may arise as partner packages
are completed.

Site Director of Finance, Marketing and Sales
The Director of Finance provides finance and accounting leadership'-
and support for site marketing and sales efforts and new product to
market initiatives. The incumbent ensures accurate and timely on-site
financial management, reporting, forecasting, and budgeting of all
on-site Ritz-Carlton Club business units (sales & marketing and
development). The Director of Finance safeguards company assets
and maintains and maintains a strong environment of financial control.

Please send resumes to:
Human Resources Director
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB 20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Or
Fax: (242) 367-0392


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- TEACHER POSITIONS

for Lower Primary Grades and

Junior and-Senior High School

- for the school vear beinning SEPTEMBER 2007


IAgape
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A M'mistry of Marsh 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.aape-cooLeom 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
i is approved by the
..... 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


United States






discontinues






sales of three-






year notes


* By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
With budget deficits improv-
ing, the government said
Wednesday it is discontinuing
sales of three-year Treasury
notes.
The Treasury Department
said the last auction of three-
year notes will occur next week
as part of the regular series of
quarterly debt auctions used
to help finance the $8.8 trillion
federal government debt.
The government's borrow-
ing needs peaked in the 2004
budget year, when the federal
deficit hit an all-time high in
dollar terms of $413 billion.
Since that time, the deficit has
declined for three straight
years and is projected to drop
further this year.
Smaller budget deficits mean
less need for the Treasury
Department to sell bills, notes
and bonds to the public.


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Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
BISX LISTED' &. TWjp1o3Rft8E VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
IS"E 1..785.84 / CHG -00.04 / T.CHG 00 00 1 YTD 109.65 / YTD % 06.54
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12.05 10.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.60 0.01 5,300 1.689 0.400 6.9 3.45%
9.02 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.02 9.02 0.00 0.737 0.260 12.2 2.88%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.129 0.020 6.6 2.35%
2.60 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.243 0.060 10.7 2.31%
1.49 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.170 0.020 7.6 1.54%
10.41 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.41 10.41 0.00 0.915 0.240 11.4 2.31%
2.20 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078 0.040 26.9 1.90%
14.26 10.16 Commonwealth Bank 14.26 14.26 0.00 1.084 0.680 13.2 4.77%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.11 5.08 -0.03 0.118 0.045 43.3 0.88%
2.88 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.43 2.43 0.00 0.295 0.000 8.2 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.94 5.94 0.00 1,000 0.522 0.240 11.4 4.04%
12.49 11.25 Finco 12.49 12.49 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.7 4.58%
14.70 12.00 FirstCaribbean 14.62 14.62 0.00 0.977 0.500 15.0 3.40%
17.11 10.42 Focol 17.11 17.11 0.00 200 1.657 0.520 10.3 3.04%
1.15 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.54 0.54 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.532 0.100 13.6 1.38%
9.10 8.52 J.S. Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.588 0.570 15.4 6.30%
1Q.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.269 0.795 7.9 7.95%
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I440 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
1(9F4 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0 .4 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
432 00 -"8Q00 A BDAB 41 0j 4 -S. 1 .L':1 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
1o0 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.770 1.320 8.3 9.04%
O.W 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
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52wk' 2*.K-LGC. Funs Name NA T', L_, l12 f.cI,.,-Irs Div $ Yield %
11 q'474 1 ?R ir) OO fl, t.utruivuneyIv t Frut 17 93*


I.3o/4 1.2850 C,.olina Money Market t Fund 1.337 3
3.1424 2.8564 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.1424"'*
2.6492 2.3294 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.649189"
1.2386 1.1643 Colina Bond Fund 1.238600-"
11 446.7 10 7674 Fidelll, Prime Income Fund 11 446dd "
". 796.79 I YTD 07.34% I 2006 34.47%
Ele.." Li' "-- Le" 0I-*5 D-." ':-2= I O'."*:.* 'M r E.T T F .15 "ELL i--.. 1. ith dividends divided by closing price
62wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid S Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
B04vk-Low Lowest closing price In last 62 weeks Ask$ S Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Las- Prce Lait tr id ci ovi'r I'he-rcoinr price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS S A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
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The Treasury said it had
decided to discontinue the
three-year note in order to
keep the amounts of the other
securities at levels that would
be popular with financial mar-
kets.
The announcement was









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made as part of the govern-
ment's regular quarterly bor-
rowing process, known as a
refunding. The Treasury said
it would sell $32 billion in secu-
rities next week in the follow-
ing denominations:
A final 3-year note total-
ing $14 billion to be auctioned
on Monday, May 7.
A 10-year note totaling $13
billion to be auctioned on
Tuesday, May 8
A 30-year bond totaling $5
billion to be auctioned on
Thursday, May 10.
Financial markets have spec-
ulated about whether the low-
er budget deficits will cause
Treasury to consider halting
sales of other debt securities.
Treasury officials on Wednes-
day refused to speculate about
that possibility.
"Treasury will continue to
assess the fiscal and economic
outlook and to review the size,
frequency and issuance of
securities," Anthony Ryan,
Treasury's assistant secretary
for financial markets said in a
statement.
Analysts believe that this
year's budget deficit could
drop as low as $200 billion,
compared to a deficit in the
2006 budget year, which ended
on September 30, of $247.7 bil-
lion. That figure represented
a four-year low for the deficit.


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THF TRIBUNE


US factory





order growth


surges to


12-


month high


* By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Orders to U.S. factories
surged in March by the largest
amount in a year, an encour-
aging sign that the recent
slowdown in manufacturing
may be ending.
The Commerce Depart-
ment said Wednesday that
total factory orders rose by
3.1 percent in March, pushed
higher by a big jump in
demand for commercial air-
craft and the biggest rise in
the category that tracks busi-
ness investment in new equip-
ment in 2 1/2 years.
Increase
The increase was far better
than the 2 percent figure that
analysts had been expecting
and offered hope that manu-
facturers were beginning to
experience rising demand
after a recent weak period
brought on by troubles in
housing and auto sales.
The good news on factory
orders followed a report from
the Institute for Supply Man-
agement that its closely
watched gauge of manufac-


turning activity rose to 54.7 in
April, the best showing in 11
months.
Index
The index had dipped
below 50 in November and
January, indicating the man-
ufacturing sector was con-
tracting, as companies
trimmed inventories to cope
with the serious slump in
housing and an overhang of
unsold autos.
The improving data has
prompted some economists
to say that the worst of the
manufacturing slump may be
ending.
For March, the government
said that orders for big-ticket
durable goods rose by 3.7 per-
cent, even better than a pre-
liminary report last week
which had put the increase at
3.4 per cent.
Orders for nondurable
goods, items like petroleum
and chemicals, rose by 2.3
percent, the biggest gain since
January 2006.
The economy has been in
a significant slowdown for the
past four quarters, reflecting a
serious slump in housing sales
that has forced builders to cut
back production and lay off


workers. The domestic auto
industry has also been strug-
gling to cope with slowing
sales.
The 3.1 percent rise in total
orders followed an increase
of 1.4 percent in February and
a huge 5.7 percent drop in
January.
The March gain pushed
total orders to $400.2 billion
on a seasonally adjusted basis.
For March, the increase was
led by a 38.1 percent surge in
demand for commercial air-
craft.
Orders for primary metals
and industrial machinery were
also strong. But demand for
household appliances and fur-
niture both fell, indicating
continued troubles in the
housing industry.
Federal

The Federal Reserve
pushed interest rates up for
two years in an effort to slow
economic growth enough to
restrain inflation pressures.
The Fed's last rate increase
occurred in June 2006 and
since that time the central
bank has left rates unchanged,
a stance that is expected to
remain intact when Fed offi-
cials meet next week.


BAHAMAS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

31 DECEMBER 2006


Bahamas Property Fund Limited
(Incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas)

Consolidated Balance Sheet As of 31 December 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


2006
$


ASSETS
Non-Current Assets
Investment Property
Current Assets
Other Assets
Trade receivables
Cash with banks


Total Assets


2005
$


45,340,000 43,589,000

157,967 115,704
1,923,868 1,116,469
371,566 480,755
2,453,401 1,712,928
47,793,401 45,301,928


LIABILITIES


Non-current liabilities
Borrowings
Security deposits from tenants


Current Liabilities
Trade payables, accured expenses and other liabilities
Unearned rental income
Borrowings
Preference shares


Total Liabilities
EQUITY
Share capital
Share premium
Retained earnings
Total equity


Total laibilities and equity


16,275,716
185,500
16,461,216

465,025
56,500
1,194,987

1,716,512
18,177,728


24,070
12,010,930
17,580,673
29,615,673
47,793,401


9,708,857
169,493
9,878,350

770,556
290,500
1,510,312
6,000,000
8,571,368
18,449,718


24,070
12,010,930
14,817,210
26,852,210
45,301,928


SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD


Director
April 16, 2007
Date


V/
Director


Bahamas Property Fund Limited

Consolidated Statement of Operations
For the Year Ended 31 December 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


2006
$


2005
$


INCOME


Rental & parking revenue
Net gain from fair value adjustments
on investment property
interest income


EXPENSES


Parking maintenance
Management fees
Professional fees
Directors' fees
Maintenance cost of vacant rental space
Provision for doubtful accounts
Other operational expenses


Operating Profit
Interest on bank charges
Coupons on preference shares


Net income


Earnings per share

Weighted average number of shares outstanding


4,326,566
1,396,129
28,458
5,751,153


326,006
195,043
24,000
23,000
204,431
81,321
853,801


4,378,029
1,686,000
54,383
6,118,412


261,676
150,787
24,000
22,000
173,328
343,922
32,639
1,008,352


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E By MATT SUEDENSKY
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) Royal
Caribbean Cruises, the world's
second-largest cruise line, said
Tuesday its first-quarter profit
sank 92 percent from the year-
ago period, mainly because of
higher cruise operating expens-
es and its acquisition of Span-
ish cruise and tour operator
Pullmantur.
Net income sagged to $8.8
million, or 4 cents per share,
for the three months ended
March 31 versus $119.5 mil-
lion, or 55 cents per share, in
the prior year.
Analysts polled by Thomson
Financial expected earnings of
6 cents per share.
Company
The company said Pullman-
tur's business is highly season-
al with very strong summer
months but very weak winter
months. It also included a two-
month lag in Pullmantur's
results. The changes hurt its
first-quarter earnings, with
Royal Caribbean saying it will
also affect second-quarter
results.
Revenue for the quarter rose
6 percent to $1.22 billion from
$1.15 billion in the previous
year. Wall Street consensus
estimates put sales at $1.18 bil-


nlion.
But total cruise operating
expenses rose faster, climbing
15.2 percent to $841.3 million
from $730.1 million.
The company continued to
lament a weak demand envi-
ronment in the important
Caribbean market -- prob-
lem besetting the entire cruise
industry and hurting net yields.
Success in Europe and Alas-
ka have helped offset problems
in the Caribbean. Royal
Caribbean announced earlier
this year its largest ever
deployment in Europe with
seven ships visiting in 2008.
"I think we are seeing -
frankly everyone in the indus-
try is seeing the same type
of phenomenon," Chairman
and CEO Richard D. Fain told
investors in a conference call.
"These new markets are open-
ing up really very quickly and I
think everyone is taking advan-
tage of it and there's limita-
tions on how much new capac-
ity we can add."
Excluding Pullmantur, first
quarter net yields on a compa-
rable basis decreased 4.2 per-
cent below guidance of
down 2 to 3 percent. Yields are
a key profitability gauge that
.measure net income earned
from passengers per day from
cruise tickets and onboard
sales.
"At the end of the day we're


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doing is fighting for the cus-
tomers that are willing to pay
us most," said Brian Rice, the
company's chief financial offi-
cer.
Prices
High fuel prices have been
an obstacle for cruise opera-
tors, many of whom have
sought alternatives such as
more efficient lighting and hull
paint to save on costs. Royal
Caribbean said its cost guid-
ance for fuel was based on a
current "at the pump" price of
$412 per metric ton, repre-
senting a negative affect of 5
cents per share versus the com-
pany's previous guidance.
Despite the marked drop in
first quarter profits and weak
Caribbean market, Miami-
based Royal Caribbean kept
its full-year earnings outlook
in line with Wall Street esti-


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guidance of $3.05 to $3.20 per
share assuming fuel prices
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surveyed by Thomson Finan-
cial are looking for a full-year
profit of $3.12 per share.
Royal Caribbean also issued
second-quarter profit guidance E
above analysts' forecasts. The
cruise line sees second-quar-
ter earnings between 59 cents
and 63 cents per share, while
analysts expect net income of '
53 cents per share.
The company predicted its
soft pricing in the Caribbean l
would continue into the spring,
but the revenue picture for the
rest of the year is more encour-
aging, with load factors and
pricing ahead of the same time
last year for the fourth quarter. ,
Its shares fell 13 cents to
$41.44 in afternoon trading on
the New York Stock
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HEPBURN of Nassau,Bahamas intend to change my
name to EZRICA ELISHA SWEETING. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you Pi
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above-named Company willbe held at the office of Deloitte &
Touche, 2nd Terrace West, Centerville, Nassau, Bahamas on
14th June 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to
present to the members, the Liquidator's first and final report,
which shows how the winding-up was conducted, and the
Company's property disposed of. A member entitled to attend
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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007, PAGE 13B


World Bank chief





under fresh fire





from his Board


* By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -
The World Bank's board
expressed fresh concern Tues-
day over bank president Paul
Wolfowitz's handling of a
hefty pay package for his girl-
friend and promised a deci-
sion soon in a controversy that
has led to calls for his resig-
nation.
The 24-member board met
several hours with a special
bank panel that over the past
two days had heard from Wol-
fowitz, his girlfriend and bank
employee Shaha Riza and oth-
er present and former bank
officials about Riza's promo-
tion and pay raise to $193,590.
In a statement afterward,
the directors said they "remain
very concerned about the
impact on the work of the
bank group and are commit-
ted to the earliest possible res-
olution of the matter."
The board said the next step
is for the special panel to
"draw its conclusions from the
information obtained from the
documents and during the
course of the interviews" and
expeditiously submit a report
to the directors.
Ultimately, the directors will
decide what action should be
taken, if any. The board could
ask Wolfowitz to resign, sig-
nal it lacks confidence in his
leadership, reprimand him or
take no action. There might
also be a compromise under
which Wolfowitz would be
found to have acted in good
faith and he would resign later.
Earlier Tuesday, the special
panel was told by the former
chairman of the bank's ethics
committee that his group was-
n't consulted, and didn't
approve Riza's compensation


package.
Ad Melkert, who was ethics
chief when the arrangement
was made but now works at
the United Nations, said he
rejects "any direct or indirect
allegation or suggestion that
the ethics committee was
aware or should have been
aware of the terms and con-
ditions of Ms. Riza's contract."
Wolfowitz told the panel
Monday that the bank's ethics
committee had access to all
the details surrounding the
arrangement involving Riza
"if they wanted it."
Melkert said the committee
was not consulted, nor did it
approve details of Riza's com-
pensation package, including
"the large initial pay increase,
the stipulation for subsequent
annual increases and the stip-
ulations for subsequent pro.-
motions."
Laying out his defense on
Monday, Wolfowitz pointed
to a Feb. 28, 2006, letter by
Melkert that Wolfowitz char-
acterized as showing that the
bank's ethics committee was
aware of Riza's compensation
arrangement because it refer-
enced an anonymous whistle-
blower's e-mail that com-
plained about the size of her
pay raise.
Melkert on Tuesday
acknowledged that the anony-
mous e-mail "stated a salary
figure but did not refer to oth-
er aspects of the terms and
conditions in question."
Wolfowitz has led the bank
- whose mission is to fight
global poverty for close to
two years. Before he took
over, he was the No. 2 official
at the Pentagon, where he
played a key role in mapping
out the Iraq war.
Sen. Max Baucus, chairman
of the Senate Finance Com-


mittee, urged Wolfowitz to
step down.
"It would be my hope that
Wolfowitz finds that discre-
tion is the better part of valor
and finds a way to no longer
be a part of the bank," said
Baucus, D-Mont.
Wolfowitz has maintained
that he acted in good faith,
and his attorney, Robert Ben-
nett, said his client "is not
going to resign in the face of
this bogus conflict of interest
charge."
Riza had been working at
the bank for eight years when
Wolfowitz arrived in 2005. She
had earned close to $133,000 a
year as a communications
adviser in the bank's Middle
East department. She was
reassigned at the State
Department to avoid a con-
flict of interest but remained
on the bank's payroll. Her pay
eventually rose to $193,590.
Riza, who also appeared
before the special panel on
Monday, said she didn't want
to move in the first place,
defended her pay as being
within the same range as
employees at the same grade
level and said the ensuing
"media circus" has hurt her
career and her personal well
being.
The U.S. is the bank's
largest shareholder, and Pres-
ident Bush has said Wolfowitz
should reniain on the job. The
European Parliament, many
of the bank's staff, former
bank officials and some
Democratic politicians have
called on him to resign.
For his part, Wolfowitz was
trying to carry on with his
duties.
On Tuesday, he was still
planning to fly to an'edit aF"
tion summit in Brussels, B
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Lot#18, Rockwell Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $159,000.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn north onto McKinney Drive
and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right and thesubject
is the 3rd house
Lot # 1267 Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $108,000.00
Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree Drive;
which is the 1st corner on the right side after the Pinewood round
about heading north on Willow Tree Dr. Take the 3rd corner on
the left side which is Sugar Apple St. and the property is the 7th
lot on the left side. The lot is yellow trim with white.

Lot# 1852, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 914 sq.ft
Appraised value: $107,000.00
Turn onto Pinewood Drive from East Street South and travelling
east and take the third corner on the right hand side, which is
Thatch Palm Ave. Travelling souh on Thatch Palm Ave turn through
the 4th corner on the left hand side which is Spice Street and
the property is the 7th lot on the left hand side. The building is
pink trimmed with white.
Lot#462, Pinewood Gardens, NP.
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $101,000.00
From the roundabout at Pinewood Boulevard, trave! north to
Willow Tree Avenue; turn west onto Sapodilla Boulevard, the
subject is the eleventh property on left. The house is painted
white and trimmed mustard.
Lot#1398, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,227 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $158,720.00
Travel west from the round about in Pinewood Gardens onto
Pinewood Ave, turn at the first right onto Willow Tree Avenue take
the first'left onto Guinep Tree Street, travel west onto Guinep Tree
Street and the subject is the eleventh house on the right. The
colour is White trimmed Red.
Lot#350, Elizabeth Estates Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 690 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $124, 000.00
Travel east on Prince Charles Drive turn right onto Trindad Ave.
Elizabeth Estates Subdivision travel south on Trindad Avenue to
Malaysia Way turn Avenue and the subject is the fourth property
on the right. The house is painted white trimmed blue

Lot #464 Yellow Elder Gardens Subdivision
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft
Building Size: 1,797 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $111,000.00


From Tonique Williams Darling Highway round-about, travel north
on Yellow Elder Way, turn right on Graham Drive, continue pass
the 1st corner on the left and property is the second lot on the
left.

Lot #82, Sunset Park Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,262 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $193,000.00
House #6, on the northern side of the fourth road north of
Carmichael Road Post Office, third house west of Wendal Drive
directly at lamp pole #128.
Lot#20, Domingo Heights, NP.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 4,750 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,475 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $163,000.00 .
From the Junction of East Street and Soldier Road, travel south
on East Street, take the 5th corner on the left (El-be Avenue), at
the T-junction turn left, take the 1st right (Silk alley), the property
is 100 feet on the right, white trim with aqua.
Lot "J", Montaque Bay Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence
Lower Level: Living room, dinning room, kitchen, laundry room,
studio Middle Level: Entry porch, foyer, one bedroom, one
bathroom Upper Level: Stair landing, two bedrooms, one bathroom
and storage room.
Appraised Value: 171,000.00
The property is located in Montaque Bay Estates on the North
West corner of East Bay Street and Johnson Road. The property
is on Bay EstatesTerrace, the immediate right of Johnson Road.
Lot#209, Sunshine Park, NP.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 4,944 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $205,600.00
Heading south on Blue Hill Road, take the 1st entrance into
sunshine park, take the 1st comer on left (Murray St.) The subject
property is 5th house on left hand side of the street. The house
is blue trim with white.
Lot#701, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, NP.
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 960 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $118,812.00
From the roundabout at Pinewood Gardens travel north on Pigeon
Plum Stree turn at the fifth (plane Street) and travel east on Plane
Street to the intersection of Plane Street & Buttonwood Avenue
the subject property is at the intersection and the end of Panes
Street on the left white trimmed blue.
Lot#2, Block #2, Winton Heights Estates, NP.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 14,375 sq. ft
Building size: 1,695 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $264,000.00
From the entrance to Elizabeth Estates, travel east along Prince
Charles Avenue to Culberts Hill Road; turn left and continue to
the 3rd street on the right, the subject property is the 2nd on the
right. The house is painted white with brown trim.


I VACANT LAND
Lot#19, Domingo Heights, N.P.
Vacant Land
Property Size: 4,750 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,475 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $50,000.00
From the Junction of East Street and Soldier Road, travel south
on East Street, take the 5th corner on the left (El-bo Avenue) at
the T-junction turn left, take the 1st right (Silk alley the property
is next to a white house trim aqua.

APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS I


Lot#1852, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Triplex Apartment
2 (2)Bed, (1)Bath, 1 -(1)Bed, (1)Bath
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,757 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $180,000.00
Turn south onto Thatch Palm Ave. from Pinewood Drive. Traveling
south on Thatch Palm Ave. the building is situated on the fourth
comer on the left-hand side, which is the junction of Thatch Palm
Ave. and Spice Street.
Lots#33,34,35,36 Blk#40, Nassau Village, N.P.
Commercial Building
3 (1) Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
1 (2) Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
1 Retail Store
Property Size: 10,100 sq.ft
Building Size: 4,900 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $491,000.00
Travel east on Alexandria Blvd. to the intersection of Alexandria
Blvd. and Taylor Street and the subject is on the south-west corner
of that intersection which is a commercial bldg. The building is
painted tan trimmed with brown.
Lot#342, Stapledon Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 9,600 sq.ft
Building size: 3,216 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $377,106.00
From the round -about at Sir Milo Butler highway travel west along
Tonique Williams Darling Highway (Harold Rd) to Christie Avenue,
turn right on McKinney Ave, then first right (Hampden Rd.) cross
over Walrus Rd. and property is the fifth on the Northern side of
Hampden Rd.
Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P.
Duplex
2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $204,000.00
From Spikenard Rd. travel west along Carmicheal Rd. on the left.
The property is the second on the left. It is painted rust trim with
white.
Lot "D1", of Gladstone Road Crown Land Allotment 68
Duplex Apartment
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,756 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,625 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $218,000.00
From Sir Milo Butler Highway travel south onto Faith Ave turn
through the second comer on the left-hand side (Hamster Road).
The property is located on the right hand side of the third corner
on the right. The subject building is green with white trim.


Lot#23876 & 2388, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Commercial Building -- 2 Office Space
Property Space: 20,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,440 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $431,000.00
Travel to the West entry of Charles W. Saunders Highway and the
subject is on the first corner on the right (Southside opposite
Cleveland Eneas Primary School which is a single storey
commercial building housing a laundrymat a convince store and
a restaurant. The subject is painted mauve and pink.
Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms
1- 4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill Road
take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the T-junction
Armbrister Street then the first right Francis avenue, then the first
left and the subject property is the first on the right.
Lot Joe Farrington Road, NP.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 23,400 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,800 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $366,000.00
Enter Joe Farrington Road from Fox Hill Rd. south. Travelling west
on Joe Farrington Road the property is on the Southern side of
Joe Farrington Rd, opposite the church of God Auditorium, through
an unpaved private road. Counting from the junction of Joe
Farrington Rd. and Fox Hill Rd. ten lamp poles will bring you to
the entrance of the unpaved road opposite the pole. The building
cannot be seen from the road unless one drives through the
unpaved private road. The building is white trimmed with white
on the eastern side of the unpaved road.
Lot#16, Blk#21, Shirley Heights, N.R
3 Single Storey Buildings
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,400 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $175,000.00
Located within 355 feet west of Mount Royal Avenue on the
northern side of Arundel Street and two lots east of the Centerville
Park.
Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway Drive
(intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel west on Pineway
Drive after the first corner on the left (Oleander Avenue), the
subject is the second property on the left (duplex). The duplex is
painted white and trimmed maroon.


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(3) Transport Assistant
Drive, park and retrieve guest/visitor vehicles as they arrive and depart
from the hotel, courteously, safely and efficiently according to the hotel's
standards. Provide internal transportation of guest, members and staff as
required within Club estate or as authorized off-property. Maintenance
and cleaning of carts as required. Lateral Service to other departments
as required.

(1) Spa Therapist
Primary responsibility is to deliver excellence in quality Spa services to
guests/visitors/members in a timely, courteous and efficient manner.
Escorts clients to and from treatment rooms, attending to any immediate
needs throughout Spa visit. Assists in providing information to any inquiries
and helps to coordinate all guest requests for services. Must be certified
with a minimum 2 years experience in a luxury spa environment and
appropriate protocols.

(1) Spa Attendant
Answer all incoming calls I a friendly and efficient manner. Process all
incoming reservations received. Receive guests, and direct to appointments.
Perform treatments when required on the beach or in the spa. Issue
clothing and maintain locker rooms. Responsible for linen supply, stocking,
and product dispensation. Maintain upkeep of spa, gym, and locker room
areas during hours of operation.


II


(1) Accounts Payable Clerk
Responsible for processing all invoices and authorized check payments
to hotel vendors in accordance with hotel standards. Reconciles daily
statements and month-end balancing of payables.

(1)Linen Room Attendant / Presser
Organize and stock all clean hotel linen in designated areas, shelves and
also removing substandard hotel linens from circulating inventory. Issue
designated table linens to F&B personnel according to departmental
procedures. Machine wash, dry and press linen service for F&B and
Housekeeping as required. Report all shortages, damages, maintenance
requests, problems and linen/uniform availability to manager. Monitor and
maintain the clean and orderly condition of the linen room; ensure security
of all hotel property.

(2) Housemen
Clean and maintain all corridors, vending areas, elevators and landings
and service areas on guest room floors, ensuring hotel's standards of
cleanliness. Provide linen supplies for Room Attendants and stock floor
closets. Deliver and retrieve items requested by guests and Floor Supervisor.

(3) Room Attendants
Responsible for assisting the Director of Housekeeping, Assistant Director
of Housekeeping, Housekeeping Manager and all housekeeping supervisors
Sin the successful ownership and operational execution of the Housekeeping
:.Department. Responsible for assisting the Housekeeping Team Leader
:' in providing genuine care and comfort to the ladies and gentlemen of the
.respective departments and maintaining a sense of urgency in handling
all related matters.

_(1) Loss Prevention Officer
-: Represents the management/supervisors of the company in ensuring the
, safety, security and well being of the quests and employees in accordance
S,with hotel standards and philosophy.

"(1) Asst. Housekeeping Manager
,.A Leadership role responsible for assisting the Director of Housekeeping
,-and all Managers in the successful ownership and operational execution
>of Housekeeping. Responsible for assisting the Director of Housekeeping
;;:in providing genuine care and comfort to the ladies and gentlemen of the
respective departments and maintaining a sense of urgency in handling
all related matters. Minimum 3 yeaws experience in a luxury resort
environment.

; (1) Pantry Prep-Cook
Plan, prep, set up and provide quality service in all areas of cold food
production to include, but not limited to cold menu items, cold line specials,
. displays/ presentations of cheeses, fruits, salads, dressings, compotes,
~. vegetables, sandwiches and desserts in accordance with standards and
,plating guide specifications. Direct, train and monitor performance of
Pantry Persons. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work
. areas and equipment.

>: (1) Chief Kitchen Steward
Supervise, train, and inspect the performance of assigned Stewarding
Staff, ensuring that all procedures are completed to the Hotel and R.C.
Standards, while working within the budgeted guidelines. Assist where
necessary to ensure optimum service to guests. Understanding of, and
minimum 3 years experience in, the stewarding processes of a gourmet
kitchen. .

(4) Kitchen Steward (Males preferred)
Adhere to hotel specifications and standards in operating the dishwashing
machine to wash designated restaurant and kitchen wares, clean and
' maintain equipment and dishwashing/kitchen/cafeteria/compactor/storage
areas. Assist in washing pots, pans and other kitchen utensils/equipment.
Complete other special cleaning projects as assigned. Deep cleaning of
kitchen equipment and designated areas after service hours of operation
as required.

(2) Beach Attendants
To help coordinate a comprehensive program of recreational activities for
children and adults. Responsible for leading all adult and children's activity
programs. Helping guests with the implementation of special activity
events. Promoting guest activities and events. Interfacing with resorts
departments concerning programs which require their assistance.

(4) Golf Course / Greens keepers
The Greens keeper performs a combination of duties as directed to maintain
grounds and turf on the Golf Course in optimum condition, including
operating all types of motorized mowing equipment and hand tools to
cut a variety of areas of turf-grass, identification of stressed and diseased
areas, identification of irrigation problem areas, and preventative
maintenance on all equipment
Persons desirous of interviewing for theses positions are advised to
collect and return application to Labour Board or mail application to:
The Abaco Club Ritz Carlton, Ltd, c/o Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box AB20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or fax 242-367-
0392.


II


Private mortgage



insurance makes



comeback in US


* By EILEEN ALT POWELL
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Pri-
vate mortgage insurance is mak-
ing a comeback.
Until six or eight months ago,
private mortgage insurance was
out of favor as people eager to
get into the roaring housing
market took adjustable-rate
mortgages or "piggyback" loans
or some other exotic form of
financing. But as the market has
cooled and lenders have tight-
ened their standards, many peo-
ple who want homes espe-
cially first-time home buyers
and those with little money for
down payments are choos-
ing traditional fixed-rate mort-
gages backed by private mort-
gage insurance, or PMI.
The insurance costs the bor-
rower a monthly fee, typically a
set percentage of the total mort-
gage loan. If for some reason
the borrower can't repay the
loan, the insurance kicks in and
the lender gets some of its mon-
ey back. Because of the guar-
antee, lenders are more willing
to write the mortgages.
Closed
It helped Manuel Santa Cruz,
who closed on a home last
month in Tucson, Ariz.
Santa Cruz, a consultant for a
biotech company, said he and
his wife Michelle were happy
to sign up for PMI, which will
cost them $150 a month,
because it allowed them to get
the kind of mortgage they want-
ed.
"We didn't have a lot of mon-
ey for a down payment, but we
had enough income to handle
the monthly payments," Santa
Cruz said. "And we felt strong-
ly that a fixed rate would be
easiest for us to handle."
Santa Cruz also noted that
the couple can cancel the insur-
ance once they build up more


than 20 percent equity in the
house, which has four bed-
rooms, two baths and a big yard
for their 3-year-old son Augus-
tine.
Pat Lamb, president of the
mortgage division of First
National Bank of Arizona in
Scottsdale, which wrote the
mortgage for the Santa Cruzes,
said that until about six months
ago, most home buyers who
didn't have the money for a 20
percent down payment were
opting for piggyback loans.
These loans actually involve
two mortgages. In an 80-10-10
configuration, the home buyers
puts 10 percent of the home's
value down in cash, gets a pri-
mary mortgage for 80 percent
and then takes a second mort-
gage for 10 percent. The advan-
tage of this approach is that the
interest on both mortgages can
be written off at tax time; the
disadvantage is that the rate on
the second mortgage generally
is at least 2 percentage points
higher than on the first and can
rise with market rates. "In last
six months, the mortgage insur-
ance side has become much
more competitive," Lamb said.
This is due, in part, to lenders
becoming more hesitant to
make piggyback loans because
of problems selling them to
investors, he said. Rising
defaults in subprime mortgages,
which are aimed at people with
poor credit, had made investors
shy away from second mort-
gages, Lamb said.
But these same investors are
comforted when loans are
backed with mortgage insur-
ance, he said.
A number of companies
underwrite the mortgage insur-
ance, including MGIC Invest-
ment Corp. in Milwaukee; PMI
Group Inc. in Walnut Creek,
Calif.; and Triad Guaranty Inc.
in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Data from the mortgage
insurers' trade association, the


Mortgage Insurance Companies
of America in Washington,
D.C., shows that even as hous-
ing sales have dropped, the use
of PMI has risen.
The group said that 118,214
borrowers used PMI to buy or
refinance a home in February,
up from 104,146 a year earlier.
The dollar volume of insurance
written increased to nearly $17
billion in February from $15.2
billion a year earlier.
Market
David H. Katkov, president
of PMI Mortgage Insurance
Co., a division of the PMI
Group, said the swing back to
the use of PMI grows not only
out of weakness in the subprime
market but also a sense in the
industry that "some of the exot-
ic mortgage types were inap-
propriate for many buyers" and
that conventional mortgages
with PMI made more sense.
Another incentive is that PMI
premiums are tax deductible for
mortgages closed in 2007. Cou-
ples who earn less than $109,000
a year and can deduct all or part
of their payments a one-year
tax break the industry hopes to
make permanent.
"That has been an attraction
in some cases," Katkov said.
Katkov said PMI is especially
helpful for couples buying their
first homes or those who don't
have a lot of money for a down
payment but he cautioned that
the rate on the insurance
increases with risk. That is, the
fee for the insurance is higher if
the buyer makes a very small
down payment or has a poor
credit score.
He estimated that a couple
buying a $100,000 home with a
$5,000 down payment would
pay about $62 a month for PMI.
On average, he said, most cou-
ples build sufficient equity in
their homes to cancel the insur-
ance after four to five years.


SFIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK


CAREER OPPORTUNITY
for

Supervisor Loan Review & Custodial Services

Location: Freeport


Qualifications:

* Five years in Banking at least two years in credit
* Considerable and proven ability to supervise.
* Time management skills sufficient to work in a fast paced environment
on a broad range of activities.
* Knowledge of security documentation sufficiently detailed to verify
security documents.
* Knowledge of the Laws related to the securities of the Bank as well
as the Banking Act
* Interpersonal skills to work effectively with the staff of Government
Agencies, other financial institutions and lawyers
* Ability to manage in a fluid environment while maintaining efficiency
due to constant changes in procedures, charges etc. from government
agencies
* Meticulous attention to details to ensure that errors are kept at a
minimum
* Good writing and communication skills.
* Knowledge of PC software and mainframe applications sufficient to
enter and access customer information (e.g. ICBS, On Demand, Excel,
Word, PowerPoint, and SSLBD).

General Requirements/Responsibilities:

* To provide overall supervision to the Loan Review and Control
Officers, while ensuring that perfection of securities are in order and
in keeping with the risk management policies of the bank.
* Ensure that the ongoing operation of the Custodial & Support Services
of the LPC Freeport is performed effectively and efficiently.
* Provide guidance and counsel to department staff in the resolution of
difficult or complex problems.
* Participate in and, in some cases, take responsibility for the development
and training of staff in the LPC Freeport, Abaco and Eleuthera.
* The position will require travel to Abaco and Eleuthera.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via email
by May 4th 2007 to: nicolette.deal@firstcaribbeanbank.com

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


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


ARTHUR LEON
ROACH SR., 96

a resident of Hanna Road,
formerly of Steventon, Exuma,
will be held 1:30pm on Sunday, .
6th May 2007, at Grants Town ,
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
Wellington Street. Officiating
will be Pastor Hugh Roach,
Pastor Paul Scavella, Pastor Eric
D. Clarke and Pastor John Carey.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn


at the church 12noon until service time.
I.


Gardens, Soldier Road.


Cherished memories are held by his wife, Blunetta Roach; son,
Anthony "Tony" Roach; five daughters, Dr. Clara McPhee,
Veronica McGee of Lawerenceburg, Tennessee, Leona Roach
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Annette Dorsett and Adelma Roach-
Penn; twenty-grandchildren, Cheryl McPhee, Joel McPhee,
Carina Bridgewater, Sharon Roach, Shonda Matkins, Keith
Roach, Kelsie Roach, Tyrone McGee, Tamara Anderson, Tara
McGee, Tarry Hilai, Ryan Juntila, Demiko, Foster and Anika
Dorsette, Alcott, Alexia, Anthony Jr., Abigail and Andrew Penn;
six great-grandchildren, Tanae Moss, Dejuan and Aiyana
Matkins, Kaimi and Keori McPhee and Trevor Bridgewater Jr.;
three brothers, Valban, Alban of Palm Beach, Florida and
Nathaniel Roach Jr., of Stanford, Florida; nephews, Eric, Al
and. Drexel Gibson, George and Alphonso Bonaby, Charles
Pratt and Micah Hart; nieces, Lenora Shaw, Ruthmae Seymour,
Judy Knowles and Jalena Rolle; two sons-in-law, Joe McGee
and Foster Dorsett Sr.; three daughters-in-law, Donna Ashley,
Carla Roach and Edith Vernita Roach; three grandsons-in-law,
Chad Matkins, Trevor Bridgewater and Alan Anderson; brother-
in-law, Samuel Ferguson; three sisters-in-law, Patricia, Gussie
and Coralee Roach; a host of other relatives and friends including,
Grace Marie Hamilton, Marcia Thomas and Nelta Flemming,
Pastor Hugh Roach and family, Frank Roach Jr. and family,
Edith Roach, Rev. Reuben E. Cooper Jr. and family, Cecil
Cartwright I, Derick Ashley and family, Rev. Charles W.
Saunders and family, Rev. Lavania Stewart and family, Phicol
Nichelson, Jacquelyn Dean and family, Laura Smith and family,
Elsie Wells, Maxine Lord and family.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street, on Saturday
from 12noon to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 11:30am and


John F. Kennedy Drive.
John F. Kennedy Drive.


GLADYS LENORA
BOWE, 76

a resident of Yellow Elder
Gardens, formerly of Rolleville,
Exuma, will be held 2:00pm on
Saturday, 5th May, 2007, at Salem
Union Baptist Church, Taylor
Street. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. C. W. Saunders and other
ministers. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,


Cherished memories are held by her five sons, Cpl George
Bowe, Dencil, Barryton "Barry", Ian and Stephen; adopted son,
Danny; five daughters, Peggy Smith, Sherry Deveaux, Ingrid
Adderley, Lorraine Young and Denise Willy; thirty-two
grandchildren including, PC2835 Deveaux and thirty-two great
grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy and Forrester Bowe; five
sisters, Enid and Cina Bowe, Carrie McKenzie, Mary Dames
and Ruth Curtis; thirty-two nephews and twenty-nine nieces,
four sons-in-law, Dennis Smith, Arthur Deveaux, Joseph Young
and Cpl. 75 Godfrey Willy; daughters-in-law, Velthia Rolle,
Rosemary Adderley, Jennifer and Mary Bowe and Reba Sterling;
brothers-in-law, Eldridge McKenzie; two sisters-in-law, Susan
and Hester Bowe; a host of other relatives and friends including
Ruth Curtis and family, Zelda Humes and family, Bobby and
Virgil Briggs, Kay Robinson and family, Kermit Rolle and
family, Ethel Brown and family, Sandra McKenzie and family,
Emma Hinzey and family, Creola Taylor and family, William
and Vera Rolle, Dorothy Laing, Betty Ann Hall, Jim Femander
and family, the Ferguson family, The Salem Baptist Church
family, the staff of Ocean Club, Exuma Association, Rolleville,
Yellow Elder Gardens and the Forbes Hill, Exuma communities.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson and First Street, on Friday from
12noon to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 12noon and at the
church on from 12:30pm, until service time.


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NEWBOLD BROTHERS

CHAPEL
#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street P.O. Box N-3572


Nassau, Bahamas


GLADYS
POITIER-BARNETT,


of Ferguson Street, Fox Hill, will
. : be held on Saturday, May 05th,
2007, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Paul's
Baptist Church, Bernard Road.
Fox Hill. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. J. Carl Rahming. Interment
follows in St. Paul's Baptist
Church Cemetery, Bernard Road.

She is survived by six children, Hubert Poitier, William
Barnett, Patricia Garland, Jennymae Smith, Paulette Barnett
and Harry Gardiner (adopted son); fifty-four grandchildren
including, Kenu, Tiffany, Jermaine, Meagan, Glodean,
Latoya, Jamal, Philippa, Danesha, Sherlyn, Omega, Keturah,
Sharone, Elise, William, Tammy, Anthony 'Whopper', Joanne,
Carol, Arnette, Tony, Edric and Gino; forty plus great
grandchildren including, Anston, Antoinette, Antrice, Anya,
Betsy, Rhonda, Adrian, Roshandra, Kenny, Tina, Arnaldo,
Kembral, Meoshi, Daniel, Daniella, Edrica, Kendera,
Natareo, Natalia, Audlea, Monesha, Radesha, Faith, Ke'synae,
Delbert Jr. and Derek Jr.; one great great-grand, Kendrick
Jr.; one sister-in-law, Iris Williams; two cousins, Jack and
Eloise Sturrup; two daughters-in-law, Idamae Poitier and
Michelle Barn.ett; two sons-in-law, Walter Garland and
Gregory Smith; two grandsons-in-law, Nelson Smith and
Delbert Whyte; caregiver, Donette Wallace; other relatives
and friends including, Frederick Williams, Gloria Culmer,
Dale Sturrup and family, Godfrey, Gary and Rodney Barnett,
Maria Brennen, Willamae Bowe, Rosemary Pinder, Beverly
Barnett, Jestina Bain and family, Charity Burnside and
family, Kathy Turnquest and family, Raymond Sawyer and
family, Loretta Young and family, Lucille Ferguson and
family, The Tucker family, Felix Rolle and family, Sherry
Morley and family, Sammy Saunders and family, Kendal
Rose and family, Sarah, Fayeanne McIntosh and family,
Monique, Lisa, Gretel, Dorothy, Wilda, "Little", Valderine,
Idamae, Paula, The Peter Street family, The Wellington


* Tel: (242) 326-5773


Street family, Tory, Ghost, 'D' and the rest of the Ninja Lane
Crew. The Staff at the Fox Hill Clinic, Rev. Dr. J. Carl
Rahming and the St. Paul's Baptist Church family.

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 church from 12:00 noon until service
time.


ROSELINE
CHARITE, 29

of St. Louis du Nord, Haiti will
be held on Saturday, May 05th,
2007, at 10:00 a.m., at Queen of
Peace Parish, Faith Avenue off
Carmichael Road. Officiating
will be Father Kaze Eugene.
Interment follows in the Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and


Spikenard Roads.


Left to cherish her memory, one daughter, Anakisha Suze
Lebrun; two sisters, Rosemene and Melila Charite; mother,
Ophanise; three brothers, Irael, Coniel Agenor and Kerby
Charite; nieces, Corline, Roseka, Erna, Noierochre; nephews,
Mockenley and Kenkenne; cousins, Brenise, Solange, Louise,
Maletude, Sltane, Ivette, Ermane, Louicita and Mrs Phelix;
friends including, Jean Lary, Marie Rose, Almoide, Mirlande,
Francoise, Kobine, Terancia, Asenie, Guerda, Helene, Mary
Claude, Mimine, Milene, Aniel, Cedil, Saint Helene, Marise,
Mme Joel, Mme Nicolas, Angelina, Felix family, Felix, the
Pierre, Agenor, Charite, Thomas and Auguste families.

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 church from 9:00 a.m. until service
time.


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Bethel Brothers Morticians

vnd Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


Louise Evelyn "Lady" Whyms, 67

Sof Blue Hill Estates and formerly of
Crown Haven, Abaco will be held
Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King
Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park,
West. Fr. Rodney A. Burrows a. *stec
by Rev. Deangelo Bowe and Rev. Ivan
Eldon will officiate. Interment will be
*made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

She is survived by, one daughter,
Sandra Whyms- Grant; three sons,
John, Samuel Jr., and Neil Whyms;
four brothers, Arthur, Rubin, Freddie
and Elijah Curry; four daughters-in-
,* law, Beulah, Lisa, Cassandra and Ismae
Whyms; one son-in-law, Warren Grant;
three step sons,
Ambrose, Raymond and Shannon Whyms ,Terrance Miller; three step
daughters, Mae Ferguson and Judymae Whyms; ten sisters-in-law, Mildred
Butler, Roselda Sawyer, Theresa Burrows, Judy Patrice and Rena Wemyss,
Maria Smith, Arementha and Myrtle Curry, Lorraine Curry; five brothers-
in-Law, Henry, Raphael and Joseph Whyms, Andrew Burrows, Tyrone
Sawyer; sixteen grand children, Jamaal, Melissa, Diandra, Jonique,
Samaris, Samone and Khadaff Secoya, Asa, Shaneal, Larenz, and Neil
Jr, Whyms ; D'eann, D'eandra, Jamaine and Jasmine Grant; one great
grand child, Crestello Whyms; forty eight nieces and nephews, Angela
Newbold, Ingrid Jones, Acribba Solomon, Denise, Keisha, Monlisa,
Conrad, Casey, Garcia, Alverez, Kenneth, Roosevelt Emmanuel. David,
Kevin, Raphael, Joemi, Denise,Keisha, Sonja, Tanya Keshla, Latesha,
and Ahmad Whyms; Fredericka, Jovaughn and Truman Butler of Atlanta
Georgia, Aja Burrows, Garfield, Truman and Sharmaine Butler; Patricia
Henfield, Natalie Wilson, Lavern Kelson, Jerri, Doralyn, Shirley ana
Lesashan Ferguson, Sandra, Joseph, Edwin, Lydia, Whitney, David and
Lenard Curry, Deborah McKenzie, Sherese Hepburn, Laura Gardiner and
Yvonne Mortimer; r .her relatives and friends including, Sue Humes,
Shelia Ferguson, Emily Cox, Martha Moncur, Gertrude Virgil, Mary
Burrows, Shirley, Eddie, Felton, John, and Phillip Edgecombe, James
Lewis, Lorraine Curry, Michael Cartwright, Felita Williams, Ashton
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Cartwright, David Braynen, Peter Mackey,
Dale Ferguson, Cleo Barr, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Outten, Percy Rolle, Erthmae
Morrison, Franklyn Butler, Ricardo Knowles, The Grant family, Pastor
Ada Forbes and family, Lolean Sweeting- Smith and family, Sylvia Gaitor
and Family, Mr. Frederick Curry, The entire communities of Crown Haven
Abaco, Harbour Island Eleuthra and Brakenbury Drive, Blue Hills Estates
New Providence.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44
Nassau Street of Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at
the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


Manasseh Deveaux, 83

of #32 Pear Dale and formerly of Moss
Town, Exuma will be held on Saturday
9:00 a.m. at St. George's Anglican
Church, Montrose Ave. Rev. Fr.
Kirkland Russel!, Rev. Fr. Dr. Roland
T Hamilton and Rev. Fr. Delano Archer
will officiate. Interment will be made
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.


"l. l Left to cherish his memory are his,
devoted and faithful children, Elaine,
Freeman, Linda, Phyilis, Christine and
Michelle; loving sister, Williamae
Deveaux Faithful and Excellent;
caregiver, Donna Denise Scott;
daughters-in-law, Mary Louise
Deveaux, Marjorie Deveaux and Gloria
Deveaux; sons-in-law, Walter Carey, Lawrence Russell, Deckrey Johnson
and Keith Robinson; grand daughters, Tamara Deveaux-Baptise, Hillary
Deveaux, Lecia Russell, Wynsome Carey, Kechelle "Princess" Robinson;
grand sons, Michael Ellery Deveaux, Duran Carey, Robert Carey, Thedore
Hanna, Kyle Robinson, Michael Robinson, Kristian "Bishop" Robinson,
Deckrey "Lil DJ" Johnson; great grand-son, Justin Finley; sisters-in-law,
Dorothy "Billy" Godet, Eleanor Butler, Elaine Butler Marelita Butler;
brothers-in-law, Rosevelt "Roosie" Godet, Eugene Butler, Jimmy Butler;
neices, Helen Sweeting, Viola Wimbush of Greenwood Connecticut N.
Y, Creola Taylor, Viola Gardiner, HildaMae Tucker, Evangelist Bessie
Remeiez, Patricia Deveaux, Delma Smith, Elizabeth Butler, Mae Munroe,
Charlene Neeley; nephews, Rev'd. Glenroy Deveaux of Florida, Clarence
Deveaux, James Deveaux, Gordon Deveaux-Parks, Hillary Deveaux,
Peter-Deveaux Isaacs Eric Rolle, Rudy Rolle, Alpheus Finlayson, Rosevelt
"Roosie" Finlayson, Spence Finlayson, other relatives, Patrick, Althea,
Deborah and Marsha Sweeting, Angie Rolle-Hall, John Neeley and Family,
Casandra McPhee-Thompson and family, Rev'd. Larry and Virginia
Ferguson of Homestead Florida, Dorsey and Jenifer McPhee and
family/Sheena Deveaux, Dawn Finlayson, Iris Finlayson, Patrick Gardiner
and family Sybil Deveaux and family, Irvin Taylor and family, Fr. Dwight
Bowe and family, Canon John Clarke and family Visna Bowe-Mackay
and family, Muriel Jennings, Wenzel Bowe, Armbrister and the Boys at
John Alfred Dock, The communities of Union Village, Pear Dale and
Claridge Road, St. Georges Parish family, Brenda Vanderpool of the USA,
Sharon Campbell, The Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and a host of relatives
and friends too numerous to mention,

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 8:00 a.m. until service time.

In Lieu of Flowers, donation may be sent to: St. George's Guild


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t Bethel Brothers Morticians
0ned rTelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


DEREK THEODORE
LOCKHART, 45

of Bridge Close, off Mermaid
Blvd. and formerly of Duncan'
Town, Ragged Island will be held
on Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Golden
Gates Assembly, Carmichael
Road. Bishop Ros Davis assisted
by other ministers of the gospel
will officiate. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his daughter,
Derika and son, Derek Jr.; sisters, Melanie Cartwright,
Cecelia Gardiner, Carol Neely, Gloria Reid, Margueritte
Rolle, Maxine Wallace, Corretta, Myra, Margaret and
Miriam Lockhart; brothers, Carlton and Carl Lockhart Sr.,
and Adelai Ferguson; aunts, Alma Barnett of Fort Wayne
Indiana, Olga Lockhart, Sheila, Velma, Miriam and Louise
Curling; uncles, Rodney Lockhart, Cecil and Aubrey
Curling; nieces, Aretha, Alisa, Kirktina, Sansoria, Tamara,
Tempra, Kassidy, Yasmin, Kandaisy, Carmine, Christine,
Shaniqua, Bernadette, Estella, Monet and Stephanie;
nephews, Carlton Jr., Torey, Nehemiah, Marcellus, Laterrio,
Deswell, Carl Jr., Michael, Phillip, Gregory, Stephen Jr.,
Stephon, Kervin, Julian, Tai, Cecil III, Cepal and Nikolas;
brothers-in-law, Cecil Cartwright, Leroy Gardiner and
Daniel Wallace; sisters-in-law, Gloria and Lydia Lockhart
and Agatha Wallace; god-child, Roston Johnson, many
close friends including, Denise, Elvetta, Preston, Crystal
(Dawn), Phicol, Mark, Sandra, Tyrone, Kiah, Marvin and
Lester, a host of other relatives and friends too numerous
to mention especially the Curling family and the entire
Ragged Island Community.

MA Y HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!

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 11:30
a.m. until service time.


SVIBERT CHARLES
ARCHIBALD
BARNWELL, 74

of Jabal Ave., Bamboo Town and
formerly of Georgetown, Guyana
will be held on Saturday 10:00
a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral,
George Street. The Very Revd
Patrick Adderley, Rev'd Michael
Gittens and Rev'd Stephen Davies
will officiate. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Jarrett-Barnwell; two
daughters, Cordelia Fernander and Ferron Barnwell; two
step-sons, Theron and Justin Jarrett; two grandsons, Chase
and Courtney Femander and a great grand-daughter, Destiny;
mother-in-law, Virginia Jarrett; sisters-in-law, Marcinia,
Elizabeth, Patricia and Margo Jarrett, Lorraine Rolle and
Tiffany Ferguson; brothers-in-law, Patrick Jarrett, Godfrey
Rolle and Earl Ferguson; two godsons, Percy Grant and
Selwyn Richardson; other relatives and friends including,
Dr. Claudius Walker Jr. and family, Lillian Walker-Gordon
and family, Dr. Linelle Haddox-Gordon and family, Juliette
Walker-Bamwell, Monja Walker and family; Betty Kemp
and family; Ironaca Morris-Baker and family, Nora Dorsett
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hall and family, Rev. and
Mrs. Charles Wallace and family, Lance Ferguson and family,
Garnet Nairn and family, Harrison Petty and family, Nicholas
Huntley and family, Elizabeth Davis, Nathaniel Brooks,
Baltrum Moxey, St. Michaels Masonic Lodge, Sidney Dorsett,
Rosie Grant and family, Lois Richardson and family,
Fernander family, Phil Brave Davis, Christ Church Cathedral
family, New Birth Ministries Intl, Ministry of Local
Government and Consumer Affairs, UBS Trustees (Bahamas)
Ltd., Dr. Duane Sands, Dr. Duvaughn Curling, Dr.
Farquharson, Nurses at Private Medical PMH.
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. There will be no viewing at the church.


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SBethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


Errington Marcus Russell, 37

of South Ocean will be held on
Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St.
Barnabas Anglican, Baillou and
Wulff Roads. Rev. Fr. Keith
Cartwright assisted by other
R.e ministers of the gospel will
sss. officiate. Interment will be made
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
J.F.K.

He is survived by his wife
Antoinette, son Jonathan and
stepson Theodore, Parents Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Russell, brothers, Raymond Russell Jr., Ray
Russell, Kino Russell, Adrian Archer,Robert and Derek;
sisters, Lenora Karabas, Marva Goffe, Czarina McIntyre,
Saralee Laramore, Delmae Darling; grandmother, Sara
Russell; aunts and uncles, Ida Bain and family, Rosemary
Moss and family, Thurza Williams and family, Theda Bethel,
Zena Nesbit and family, Claranell Smith and family, Donna
Sands and family, Miriam Johnson and family, lverine Cooper
and family, Stephanie and Lee; uncles, V Alfred Gray and
family, Rev. Humfrey Ferguson and family. Whitney Darling
and family, Hudley Darling and family and Sanford Russell
and family; father-in-law. Mr. I. G Stubbs. sisters-in-laws,
Dominque Russell, Ervine Moxey, Tammice Clarke, Kim
Stubbs, and Ann Stubbs; brothers-in-law, Michael Goffe,
Angus McIntyre, Michael Bowleg, Ahmet Karabas, Greig
Stubbs, Mark Stubbs,Anthony Moxey, Wade Laramore and
Anthony Clarke; numerous relatives and friends including,
Berchenal Bethel Sr., Berchenal Bethel Jr., Mr. Emile
Knowles and family, Richard Darville and family, Mildred
Knowles and family Adrian and Taneisha Capron, Greg and
Karen Carey, Kim Scrivens, Alice Rolle, Mr. and Mrs.
Dwight Malcom, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jervis, Mr. and
Mrs. Othneil Duncombe, Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Gibson, Mr.
and Mrs. Stephen Bellot, Robert Russell, Mrs. Renae McKay,
Mr. and Mrs. Crispin Benjamin, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Glinton,
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Stubbs,
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dud Maynard and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Eric Marshal and family, Dr. and Mrs. Norris Stubbs,
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Clive Gaskins,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Davis and


family, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Jason Moxey, Mr. and Mrs. Tex Turnquest, Mr. and
Mrs. Craig Gomez, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gomez, Mrs. Mae
Curry, the Humes family, Venerable Keith N. Cartwright
and Reverend Father Peter A. G. Scott and the wonderful
Church family of St. Christophers Parish, Lyford Cay, Caves
Point Property Owners Association, Management and Staff
of Natures Way Landscape, Roots Landscape, Back A Da
Bush, G.N.O crew, staff of Greenway Landscape, Credit
Suisse Group, and all others too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians
#44 Nassau Street of 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.

Fred Arnold Henfield Sr., 91
of #3 Fostor Street, North will be
held on Sunday 11:00 a.m. at
Hillview Seventh-Day Adventist
4"' Church, Tonique Williams-Darling
^ Highway. Pastor Peter Joseph
S. assisted by Pastor Leo Rolle, Elder
." Alston Rolle. Elder Clement
Maycock and Elder Johnnie Taylor
will officiate. Interment will be
k, made in Woodlawn Gardens,
VIVO Soldier Road.
He is survived by his, sons,
Everette, Earl and Fred Henfield Jr.; adopted daughter, Gwen
Brice; sister, Vera Binney, grandchildren, Donell and Elvis
Knowles, Oilin Coakley, Stephanie and Yeemon, Janet, Joey,
Earlin and Raphael Weech, Gregory, Jason Mamawie, Keith
and Keno Wilkinson; great grandchildren, Michael, Chellesa,
Dominic Knowles, Jazmin, Danielle, Jason and Jayden
Henfield, Rafael Weech, Andrew, Deysha, Keyon, Andre,
Andrea and Darnell Smith and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

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


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Jutler's funeral famrn & (1rcmatorinmn

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


Mrs. Addie Victoria Cartwright-Morse, 85

of Seagull Gardens and
formerly of Mangrove Bush,
Long Island will be held on
Saturday, May 5th, 2007 at
10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross
Anglican Church, Highbury
Park. Officiating will be
Canon Neil Roach,
S. .Archdeacon Keith Cartwright
S/ and The Rev'd Beryl Higgs.
Assisted by The Rev'd Ethan
Ferguson. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by her Six (6) Children; Winston and
Curtis Cartwright, Bernadette Tirelli, Mary Carroll,
Steve Cartwright and Rachel Knowles; Two (2) Sons-
in-law; Raffaele Tirelli and Christopher Knowles;
Two (2) Daughters-in-law; Violet and Cheryl
Cartwright; Twenty-one (21) Grandchildren; Robert,
Jonathan, Miguel, Christa, Michael, Tonya, Evan,
Curtis Jr. and Maria Cartwright, Rachela, Francesca,
Giuseppina and Nathalia Tirelli, Lisa Carroll,
Norman, Ashley and Ryan Cartwright, Neil Knowles,
Michelle Davis, Adam and Dane Knowles; Seven
(7) Grandchildren-in-law; Seventeen (17) Great-
grandchildren; Two (2) Brothers-in-law; Alvin Ritchie
and Vincent Burrows; Seven (7) Sisters-in-law; Agnes,
Iva, Edith and Verna Knowles, Jessima Darville,
Lerlene Burrows and Muriel Cartwright; Numerous
Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives
and friends too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at church.


Mr. Eric Nathaniel Roker, 63

of Coconut Grove, Blue Hill
Road will be held on Friday,
May 4th 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
at Free In Jesus Deliverance
*4- Miracle Temple, Wulff
Road. Officiating will be
Rev. Derek Feaste, assisted
by other ministers of the
gospel. Interment will follow
in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Road.

He is survived by One (1) Daughter: Gail McPhee;
One (1) Son-in-law: Wilfred McPhee; Three (3)
Grandchildren: Timothy, Kimberley and Tiana;
One (1) Aunt: Rosalee Strachan; Four (4) Sisters:
Enid, Mildred, Arnette and Rosemary Roker; Two
(2) Brothers: Philip and Anthony Roker; Ten (10)
Nieces: Karen, Audrey, Dianne, Shantell, Ashley,
Brendalyn, Cashmere, Brittany, Philipa and Daphne;
Twelve (12) Nephews: Gary, Ruenell, Jeffery,
Bradley Jr., Brandon, Anthony Jr., Deton, Marvin,
Chino, Clifford, Cedric and Ostrum; Five (5)
Grandnieces; Six (6) Grandnephews; Two (2) Great-
grandnieces: and a host of other relatives and friends
including: Pastor Trevor Stubbs and the Free In
Jesus Church family, Pastor Adeline Jones and the
New Beginning Church family, Bishop Lawrence
Rolle and the International Deliverance Church
family and many others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers'
Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York
Streets on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
service time.


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


Mr. John Eddie "Bungalar"
Beckford, 60

of Palm Tree Avenue,
Coconut Grove and
formerly of Matthew Town,
A Inagua will be held on
Saturday, May 5th, 2007 at
10:00 a.m. at Church of
God of Prophecy, Seven
Hills. Officiating will be
Bishop Clarence N.
Williams and Pastor
Rowena S. Fawkes.
Interment will follow in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

He is survived by One (1) Son; Norman Beckford
II; Mother; Edith Darling; Father; Norman
Beckford I; One (1) Grandson; Norman Beckford
III; Six (6) Sisters; Judy Deleveaux, Linda Dean,
Maria Major, Sherry Beneby, Hillie Beckford
and Lerline Moss; Three (3) Brothers; Kenneth
"Becky", Eugene and Andrew Beckford; One (1)
Brother-in-law; Todd Beneby; One (1) Aunt;
May Farrington; Nine (9) Neices; Thirteen (13)
Nephews; Three (3) Grandnieces; Four (4)
Grandnephews ; Numerous Cousins and a host
of other relatives and friends including; Olive
and Thelma Forbes and family.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers'
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m. and at the Church from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.


Mrs. Susanna Elizabeth Knowles, 88
/. of Eden Estates off Johnson
SRoad and formerly of
McKanns; Long Island will
be held on Saturday, May 5th
1,, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at St.
SGeorge's Anglican Church,
Montrose Avenue. Officiating
will be Fr. Crosley Walkine,
assisted by Fr. Michael
Maragh. Interment will follow
in St. Anne's Cemetery, Fox
Hill.
She is survived by Three (3) Sons: Wilfred, Rudolph
and Philip Knowles; Six (6) Daughters: Dorothy and
Ruth Knowles, Ivy Burrows, Lottie Rahming, Anne
Knowles and Eloise Ritchie; Thirteen (13)
Grandchildren: Alan Burrows, Marvin, Andrew,
Justin, Jonathan and Jarad Knowles, Gregory and
Julius Rahming, Daren, DeAndre and Devez Ritchie,
Catherine Turnquest and Monique Knowles; One (1)
Step-grandson: Fr. Michael Maragh; Four (4) Great-
grandchildren: Brandon Burrows, Rovaughn
Turnquest, Rosena Turnquest and Kristyn Burrows;
Two (2) Sons-in-law: Gregory Rahming and Dex
Ritchie; Two (2) Daughters-in-law: Cecile and Marilyn
Knowles; One (1) Grandson-in-law: Jason Tumquest;
One (1) Granddaughter-in-law: Michelle Burrows;
One (1) Brother-in-law: Conrad Knowles; Two (2)
Sisters-in-law: Louise Fox and Anette Knowles;
Numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Saturday
from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and at the church
from 1:00 p.m. until service time.


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& (grenmorium
Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas
10 A A,[i]0li= ~ 101aI]=


Ms. Jennifer
Natasha Rolle, 30


of Bartlette Street off
Johnson Road and
.. formerly of Freeport,
Grand Bahama will be
held on Sunday, May 6th
S" 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at.
Living Faith Seventh-
Day Adventist Church,
Old Trail Road. Officiating will be Pastor
Danhugh M. Gordon, Elder Pansy Hamilton-
Brown, Elder Alfred Brennen and Elder Earl
Thomas. Interment will follow in the Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

She is survived by her Three (3) Childern;
Michelle and Michael Munroe and Daniel
Rolle; Parents; Paul and Gloria Rolle;
Grandfather; Samuel Waldron; Sisters; Rosalie,
Pauline and Veronica Durosier; Brothers;
Alfred Waldron, Simon, Paul Jr. and Joel Rolle;
Brother-in-law; Vilius Durosier; Sister-in-law;
Marishka Rolle; Seven (7) Nephews; Five (5)
Nieces; Seven (7) Aunts; Gelita Demeritte,
Enid Waldron, Angela Smith, Pearl McIntosh,
Joyce Burrows, Dorothy Bain and Judith
Waldron; Fourteen (14) Uncles; and other
relatives and friends including; The Johnson
Road Crew and others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers'
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
York Streets on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from
9:30 a.m. until service time.


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PTinder s Funeraf Home
"Service Beyond9Measure'
PALMDALE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 CELL: 357-3617
RANNIE PINDER President



Violet Victoria Darville-Pinder

of Blair Est., will be held
at St. Mathews Anglican
Church Shirley Street on
Friday May 4th, 2007 at
2:00 pm. Burial will be
in St. Anne's Cemetery
Fox Hill. Father Crosley
Walkine, assisted by I
Father Michael Mirage
officiating.
Left to mourn her
passing and cherish her
memory are her children,
Terrance and Theresa; siblings, Rudy, Joyce and
Sheila; daughter-in-law, Remona; grandchildren,
Pedro, Amy and Danielle; great grandchildren,
Enrico and Celeste; brothers-in-law, Byll and Glenn;
nephews, Keith, Neil, Donahue, Justin and Isaiah;
nieces, Julie, Barbara, Glynda, Michelle and Kaiah;
other relatives, Dawn, Debbie, Tracey, Michael,
Freddie, Percy, David, Clevelnad, Dudley, Gregory,
Rosita, Peggy, Linda, Gregory, Cloran, Caroline,
Cheryl, Barbie, Jeannie, Geoffrey and Janet; friends,
Sylvia, Collona, Gloria, Cherly, Francis, Shirley
and Jeannie, Sherrene, Christopher, Marsha, Sherry,
Barbara, Selena and Dezi; others, Helen, Careful
Pest Management, Morley Realty, Henry and family,
Rosie, Bonnie and Philip, Brenda and Eddie, Berdie
and Geneva, David, Fathers Walkine and Mirage,
Albert, All 8 Team members of Doctors at Doctors
Hospital, all attending nurses at Doctors Hospital,
St. Anne's Church. David Key, Mary McCartney
and Staff and Citi Group Management and Staff.

Friends may pay their last respects on Thursday
May 3rd, 2007 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Pinder's
Funeral Home Palmdale Ave., Palmdale.









gurtiss BfTcnmrial 43ftlrtuarl

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 e 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761


MARY ARMSTRONG CURTIS, 93

of Farmer's Hill, Exuma, will be
held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
at the New Mount Herman
Baptist Church, Mount
Thompson, Exuma. Officiating
will be Rev. Kendal A.
McKenzie. Interment in The
Public Cemetery, Farmer's Hill.

She is survived by her sons,
Randolph Ferguson and Joseph
Armstrong; 13 granddaughters,
Dearry Hutchinson, Dorothy Pratt, Paula Henfield, Philippa
Burrows, Emmeritta Cartwright, Shirley Ferguson, Zerline
Sawyer, Jacqueline Horton, Stella Johnson, Alice, Lisa,
Sarah and Martha Ferguson; 11 grandsons, Louis, Jonathan,
David, Daniel and Richard Pratt, Leonard Clarke, Prince
Pratt, Nigel Sampson, Randolph Jr. and David Ferguson;
18 nieces including Carmen Hepburn, Shirley Armbrister,
Lois Gibson, Marina Taylor, Janet Brown, Louise Smith,
Eulamae Johnson, Leotha Newton, Deloris Smith, Cynthia
Demeritte, Lorna, Clara, Brendalee, Carolyn, Rita and
Helen Flowers; six nephews, Pastor Wesley and Bishop
Franklin Ferguson, David, Audley, Andrew and Patrick
Flowers; one adopted daughter, Ruth Curtis; one sister-
in-law, Georgianne "Effie" Curtis; grandsons-in-law,
Jeffrey Hutchinson, Leo Bain, Paul Burrows, Vincent,
Henfield and Percival Sawyer; numerous great
grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, relatives
and friends including Merlene Smith and Emma
Rhodriquez, Lionel, Leon and Wesley Flowers, Gwendolyn
Lloyd, Noralee Stuart, Alvira Moultrie, Zelma Nixon,
Shirley Brown, Enamae, Debbie and Inez Flowers, Bishop
Hartman L. Rolle, Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke, Rev. Kendal A.
and Minister Juanita McKenzie, The Mount Herman
Baptist Church family and the communities of Mount
Thompson and Farmer's Hill.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Ramsey, Exuma on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.


DEACON WILMORE
WELLINGTON ROLLE SR., 85

of Rolle Town, Exuma, will be
held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at
Mount Carmel Mission Baptist
f j Church, Rolle Town, Exuma.
Officiating will be Rev. Franklyn
', McKenzie and Bishop Samuel
Green, assisted by other ministers.
BInterment will be in Rolle Town
Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia
Rolle; 12 children, Deaconess
Maguerita, Esther, Linda, Wilmore Jr., Timothy, Jenny, Duke,
Rollins, Michael, Sarah,. Elizabeth and Christine; one brother,
Cleveland; two daughters-in-law, Betsylee and Lucia; three
sons-in-law, Rev. Clemon Ferguson, Edmund Johnson and
Philip Knowles; two brothers-in-law, Frederick and Richard;
three sisters-in-law, Henrietta, Mildred and Frances; two
nieces, Norman and Judy; two nephews, Anthony and Leo;
31 grandchildren, Elvis and Bridgette Ferguson, Pamela and
Brian Strachan, Idena and Leslie Rolle, Shanikia, Anwar,
Kelson, Elton, Shonell, Antonio, Ertica, Yvette and Gary
Kelly, Monique, Stephen, Kevin, Darren, Nicoyaa, Lorraine,
Ashton, Ashley, Ajanay, Jeremy, Denise, Sophia, Kimberly,
Melissa, Kyanna, Michael Jr., Keanna, Kyle, Courtney and
Ryan; 15 great grandchildren, Raul, Rabeen, Lexton, Alden,
Alexia, Tyler, Elkin, Devontae, Deangelo, Garineach, Angel,
Stephen, Rihanna,Trinity and Ashanti; five adopted daughters,
Sonia Morley, Sandra Clarke, Denita Thompson, Sharon
Beneby and Viola Deveaux; one adopted son, Charles
Robinson; two cousins, Florence and Leana Rolle; numerous
godchildren and a nost of other relatives and friends including
Ms. Carmetta, Justina and Nellie Rolle, Lamae Meadows,
The Community of Rolle Town, Mount Carmel Baptist Church,
the Strachan family, Zilla Rolle and family, The Lodge
Brothers, Rev. Cephas Rolle and family, Rev. Franklyn
McKenzie and family, Kenva Adderley and family, the Bullard
family, doctors and nurses of George Town Clinic and the
entire Exuma family and visitors from near and far.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey,
Exuma on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the
church on Saturday from l0:00 a.m. until service time.


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and we"maU&u&m 26e4d
FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNEAL SEVC FOR


ANNABELL MOSS
COLEBY, 43

of Sea Breeze. will be held on
Saturday, May 5"', 2007 at 3:00 p.
m. at Golden Gates World Outreach
St Ministries. Carmichael Road.
Officiating will be Bishop Ros L.
Dax is assisted by Pastor Rodrick
S Rolle. Interment vil follow in
... -Lakeview Memorial Gairdens. John
F. Kennedy DrivNe.

Left to mourn with cherished memories are her Husband: Dwight
Colebry, Sons: Pedro. Kadeem and Dwight Jr.. Daughters:
Shakera Moss-Johnson. Halltine Moss and Dwikita Colebv. Parent:
Mother Naomi Moss. Five Brothers: Jonathan, David. Lennix,
Ricardo Moss and Kevin Brown. Three Sisters: Daisy Moss-
Albury, Flora Moss-Pierre. and Natasha Brown-Taylor. Grand
Children: Shandon and Ansonique, Mother-in-law: Ortlise
Coleby, Three Aunts: Susan. Thelma, and Loti Darling, Five
Uncles: Rodney Darling, John, David, Charlie and Philip Moss,
Seven Nieces: Earne and Adessa Albury, Megan Brown, Sadie
Moss, Faliche Moss, O'niqueca and Shavaughn Pierre, Seven
Nephews: Javoghn, Samuel and Javano Pierre, Phoenix Albury,
Donathan and Gabriel Moss, Nathan Taylor, Eight Brothers-in-
law: Johnny Pierre, Wilmore Taylor, Fred Albury, and Dennis.
Lennox, Elcott, Rendall and Carson Coleby, Two Sisters-in-law:
Michelle Moss and Elscene Coleby-Pickstock. Cousins: Lenore
Scott. Ruthann Rolle, Karen Burrows. Leonard Johnson, Janice
Johnson, Eddison, Samuel and Lional Delva. Enidth "Joy" Coleby,
Luke. Anthony Nixon Lindor. Muggaritta Burrows. Ted Berry.
Sharlene and Linda Darling. Marcia DI eaux. !ngrid Darling.
Cyntyche Lundv. C&menc ine Brennen. Ruth CLlmer. Stephen
Gibson. Annastacia Roben:'. Stepharnie Cartx ht and Colcan
Roberts. and a host of other Relatives including: \xvcaiid ('arcy.
the Seymour and Dam nes Familyv. luarrta Berry and Famiy.
Special Friends include: reeilis Davis. tSe, Ann. \!rs. Grant.
Priscilia. Dorothy Miller. he VWoods \ilv Faimiv. ac Johnson
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Pc-,2 S t. Spc ai uiga 11.> C .
Dr. Denisi Pereira, Di. o
Memorial Hospital.


Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on
Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the
church on Saturday from 1:30 p. m. until service time.


CLEMENT DREW
NEWBOLD. 32

of Lumumba Lane. Kool Acres. and
formerly of Freeport. Grand
Bahama, will be held on Friday.
May 4th, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at St.
Agnes Anglican Church. Blue Hill
Road. Officiating will be the
Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly
Brown. Cremation will follow.


He leaves behind his Mother: Gayle, Brother: Dion. Sisters:
Desiree, Leslie and Lisette, Nephew: Logan, Nieces: Otishka,
Daneisha and Deshawn, Uncles: Curtis and Andrew, Aunts:
Denise, Mercedes, Daphne, Carol, Paulette and Sandra, other
Relatvies and Friends including: Trishka Pinder, Nicole Kemp,
Philip Kemp Jr., and Peter Kemp, Alvard Smith, Estella Barr,
Valencia Brown, and Annette Poitier and their Families. Thompson
Family, Yvonne Barr, Joseph Garvey, Marcia Smith. Garth
Woodside. Joseph Gaskins, Dr. Clive Gaskins and Wilhelmina
Watkins and their Families, Hugo Bethel, Bertrum Culmer, and
Clifford Davis and their Families. Andronique, Pheora. Maedawn.
Keith and Kevin Evans. Kimberley, Tara, C. J., Quya. Cameron.
Lakeisha. Kirklyn. Shanique. and Kaylyn. Anita Bernard. Mrs.
Valentine Grimes, and Hon. Obie Wilchcombe. and their Families.
Sister Anderson Prayer Partners. Cyprianna McQueenv. Levar
Carev. and Loiitha Jackson and their Families. Kendal and Samantha
Higgins. Gladvs Mlunksnaes. inr .ohnson. Nadine Lowe. Natacha
Huivier. nittaun, Tho-mson. E!oisc \ott,. Patricia C.care. Dorothea
3Bowec. array v illcr. u;nud G(*.yncii Stubbs. Chapcila Roei01 nO Ka Ia
Smith andi heir Fami-es1

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





1 THERESA MARIA
TUCKER-BETHELL, 52

of Little Hyde Park, Sea Breeze
Anderson, Sheresewill be held on Saturday, May 5th,
2007 at 11:00 a. Bm. at Kemp Road
Ministries, Kemp Rorad.e
Official, Aubrey, John, Emmanuelg will be Rev. Dr. Ivan
F. Butler Jr. Interment will follow
Roberts, Mavis Davis, L in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

She is survived by her Husband:
Hubert Bethell, Children: Teka Knowles-Missick, Tonya Gaitor-
Johnson, and Krystal Bethell, Step Children: Anna, Christine,
Anastacia and Shanequia, Charlton and Demetrius Bethell, Althea
Anderson, Sherese Hanna, Mother: Florene Anderson, Grands
Children: Teko Missick and Tahj Johnson, Brothers: Patrick
Tucker, Vernal McCartney, Andrew Capron, and Joseph Anderson,
Sons-in-law: Archaleus Johnson and Bennett Missick, Aunts:
Eulamae Brown, Gloria Rahming, Christine Thompson, Lorene
Anderson, Barbara Forbes, Sharrene Collins, Uncles: Williamt
Anderson of California, Lawrence Thompson, John Brown, Cecil
Hall, Aubrey, John, Emmanuel and George Tucker, Nephew:r
Andrew Capron Jr., Adopted Sisters: Ivy Campbell, Mary
Roberts, Mavis Davis, Ltonda, and CapRuthmae Brown, Spiritual
Sister: Deaconess Audrey Taylor, Brothers-in-law: Stanleyrd,
Bruce, Michael, Reginald Bethell, Sisters-in-law: Charlotte
McPhee and Hilda Farrington of New York, Joan Boote, Ealeanor
Thompson, Elizabeth Bethell, and Winnifred Russell, Cousins:l
David Brown, Esther Strachan, Debbie Smith, Juie Collie,a
Georgette Scavella, Joan Lees, Jackie Simmons, Clyde Forbes
Jr., Pauline, Aubrice, Fiona, Aubrey Jr., Quentin, Forster, Tayron,
Edjar Jr., and Geneive Tucker, Amiel, Dominic, Cindy, and Zarea
Thompson, Gary, Ken, Henry, and Denero, other Family Relativeds
and Friends including: Reva. .Dr. ivan F. and Dr. Joanne Butler
and Family, Kemp Road Ministries Church Family, Elder General
Taylor and Family, Annette Turnkquest, Hester McDonald, Ilene
Edwards, Bishop Delton and Calpurnia Fernander, Sandra Bethel,
Debbie Carey, Earline Bastian, Maria Wilson, Beverly Bullard,
the Staff of the Radisson Cable Beach Golf Course, Pro Shop,
and Snack Bar, Rochelle Romer, Ted Gaitor and Family, the
Johnson, Jones, Williams, and Roxbury Families, and William
Bootle.

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


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Garnet Funeral Notice for

Mr. Angelo Wellington
Brent "Welly, Roach" ..
Johnson, 28
of Queen's Highway Lower Bogue Eleuthera,
Bahamas and formerly of Nassau N. P., Bahamas .
will be held on Sunday, May o6, 2007 at lo:3oam
at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church, Blue A. *!
Hill Road South. Pastor Kent Price, assisted by
Pastors Dr. H. A. Roach, Ednol Cash and Jimmy
Jones will officiate and burial will be in Southern -
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
The Radiance of this "Garnet ofA Gem" will
always glow in the hearts of his:
Wife: Vanessa Camille;
Daughters: Angelic; '
Parents: Sandra and Wenzal Sands Sr. and ..
Wesley and Arabella Johnson;
Six Brothers: Burton, Bronson and Wenzal Sands Jr., Jason, Quinton and Wesley
Johnson Jr.;
Eight Sisters: Wenzina Sands, Sylvia Ash, Bernel, Pearline and Lorista Johnson,
Anastacia Moultrie, Vicrese Duncombe and Lynn Woodside;
Three Grand Parents: San Johnson, Isis Williams and Sylvia Roach;
Thirteen Uncles: Samuel Higgs, Pedro Skippings Sr., Michael Roach, Stephen, Petty
Officer John F., Maurice and Chief Petty Officer Solomon Hall, Axel Goodman, Oredius,
Ephraim and Stafford Johnson, Mike Sands and Franklyn Delancy;
Fifteen Aunts: Nurse Shaureen, Sonia, Tanya, Paula and Viettle Hall, Jacqueline
Goodman, Jacqueline Skippings, Angela Higgs, Maria Roach, Berndalee Neely, Louise
McDonald, Nurse Ellamae Johnson, Veronica Minnis, Teresa Sands and Paula Albury;
Seven Nephews: Philip Mackey, Hensel Ellis, Christon and Lavante Stuart, Markcus
and Michael Marshall and Taraire Dorsette;
Nine Nieces: Ziandria Sands, Eureka Woodside, Kenya, Jarnee, Jarell, Jaylyn and
Tiana Johnson, Jodei Forbes and Joenese Smith;'
Eight Grand Uncles: Jimmy and Fletcher Jones, Pastor Huge A. and Frank Roach,
George Brennen, Daniel Narin, Bernard and Ronald Johnson;
Eleven Grand Aunts: Ruth Narin, Paula Brennen, Olga Roach, Rose and Francis
Jones, Dorothy Ferguson, Angela and Ivy Hepburn, Margaret Miller, Vivian and Evelyn
Johnson;
Mother-in-law: Sandra Albury;
Eleven Brothers-in-law: Ernest Scavella Jr., Miguel Albury, Philip, Cranston,
Valentio, Vernon, Shawn and Jamaal Rolle, Naron Ash, Antonio Moultne and Elrick
Woodside;
Three Sisters-in-law: Samantha Ferguson, Shekia Scavella and Valencia Rolle-
Hutchinson;
Six God Children: Vernon Neily Jr., Raynard Bethel, Dayshanae Collins, Courtney
and Gerrika Cooper and Don Johnson Jr.;
Other relatives and friends including: Pandora Cash, Adrian Whyte, Vernon Neily
Sr., Ena and Cecile Pinder, Sidney Brown, Mr. Gordon Cash, Mr. Mekiel McDonald
Elroy, Ernest Scavella Sr., Police Constable 277o Demaris Ambrister, Brad, Leander,
Jermaine, George, Derrick, Cyril, Tommy, Bloneva Rolle, Laura Roberts, Daphne
McIntosh, Andrea Williams, Winton, Andy and Bishop Dudley Kelly, Elijah Clarke,
Marie Johnson, Yvette Charlton Rolle, Jan Carey, Mr. Alvin Smith, Orean Cash, Andrew
Sid, Linda Lewis, Laroma Seifert, Edmund and Oliver Hunt, Pernel and Al Schieft,
Knowles, Johnson, Williams, Bodie, Mackey's of Water Ford Eleuthera, Dan Williams
and Crispand Basden and their families, the staff at Rock House Hotel, Harbour Island,
Exquisite Construction Company Lower Bogue, Johnson's Grocery Lower Bogue, Save-
More Convince Store Lower Bogue, Highway Convince Store Nassau, Bethany S. D. A.
Church, Bain and Grants Town, Red Cross, Cabinet Office, Start to Finish, J. B. M.
Construction, Batelco, staff and students of Dandy Lion, Naomi Blatch Primary Schools
and Class of "97" C. R. Walker Secondary School.
The body will be viewed in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument
Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road, on Saturday, May 05, 2007 from ipm to 6pm and
on Sunday, May 06, 2007 at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church. Blue Hill Road
South. from 9:30am to service tin'.








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


FUEA SEVC SFO


CLEAVENSON
McARTHUR
ROBINSON, 48

OF HOUSTON, TEXAS AND
FORMERLY OF FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, MAY 5,2007 AT 11:00 AM
AT ST. JOHN'S JUBILEE CATHEDRAL,
SETTLER'S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE
BISHOP GODFREY WILLIAMS;
ASSISTED BY: MINISTER STEVE
MARSHALL. INTERMENT WILL
FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA
MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER
DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.


Left to mourn his passing are his Wife: Gail Robinson; Children: Cyd-Sheldon and
Sheridan Brianne Robinson; Mother: Wally Robinson; Brothers: Anthony and Royal
Robinson; Sisters: Linda Tumquest, Sherry Bastian, Olive Patton, Kym Davis, Rhonda
Bastian, Nickoya Hall and Marie Robinson; Mother-in-law: Adella Dillon-Hunter;
Father-in-law: Bernard Hunter; Brothers-in-law: Kendal Patton, Greg Davis, Gevon
Hall, Brent Melville Sr. and Chase Dillon-Hunter; Sisters-in-law: Christine Robinson,
Georgia Melville, Giselle Dillon-Hunter and Eldora Robinson; Aunts: Myrtis Hamilton,
Muriel and Annie Stubbs, Estelle Higgs, Annie Gardiner, Hazel McIntosh. Marilyn
Talbot and Sarah Robinson; Uncles: Robert, Danny and Richard Stubbs, Edgar,
Wellington, Franklyn, James and Rev. Nathaniel Robinson and Eugene Hamilton;
Grandaunts: Fairlaine Lightbourne-Smith. Cecilia Smith and Florabelle Penn; Nieces
Tonya and Tara Robinson, Clenae Howell, Trenae Johnson, Grier Davis, Roydoya
and Royelle Robinson; Nephews: Anthony Robinson Jr., Aharon Bastian, Ryan
McKinney, Kasar Patton, Royal Jr.. Courtney. Jamaal and Lyndon Robinson and
Brent Melvillle Jr.; Adopted Father: Edwin Bastian; Adopted Grandmother: Eunice
Penn; Adopted Brother: Ricardo Stubbs; Adopted Sisters: Beverley Lewis and
Miyoshi Higgs; Adopted Nieces: Zoraida Beckford; Adopted Nephews: Trevor
Saunders; Adopted Uncle: Richard and Rodney Penn; Adopted Aunt: Onella Basden.
Rose Nelson, Marsha Brown, Cynthia Penn and Patty Williams; Step Grandmother:
Cecilia Robinson; Godchildren: Dr. Regina Bowe, Tenisha Cox, LaV'onda Dean,
Tristan Bain, Derron Donaldson, Trevonne Butler and Zane Peters and a Host of
Other Relatives and Friends: Fred and Melanie Bowe and Family. Carrington
Donaldson and family, Pastor Harrison and Dianne Butler and Family, Clarice Fulford
and Family, Hugh and Valaria Solomon and Family, Elaine Clarke and Family, Bishop
Godfrey and Min. Iris Williams and Family, Pastor Ken Strachan and Family, Pastor
J.D. Phillips and members of Westbury United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas,
Curtis and Helen Simmons of Houston, Texas, Joe and Jessica Swann of Houston,
Texas, Byron Outten and Family, Patrona Johnson-Blake, Sherry Farquharson,
Georgette Outten, Stacy Martin, Devon Robinson, Ricardo Davis, Cleomi, Ellsworth
and Sean Burrows, Terrance and Annette Stubbs, Larry, Dr. Barry and Lynden Russell,
Barbara Mullings, Gary, Eddie, Keith and Godfrey Higgs, Eudene, Clifford, Joe,
Lloyd and Dee Hamilton, Lavaughn Dean, Isadora Bain, Carolyn Ward, Marsha Storr
and Denise Leathen, Sonya Cox-Hamilton, Lewis, Albert and Ernest Forbes, Faye
Robinson, Thomas Gardiner, Coleta Forbes, Benjamin Campbell, Timothy Dean,
Elaine, Unettie, Hazel and Vernita Gardiner, Ida Williams, Nancy Henfield, Almeda
Lightbourne, Evelyn Lois-Perez, Christine Mitchell, Ester Dorsette. Patrice Forbes,
Hopeful, Lorna, Yvette, Hartlyn, Ivy, Jessica Campbell, Karlansia Mills, Holly,
Kennedy and Family, Hilgrove, Utah, Emmanuel Lightbourne, William, Timothy Jr.
and Inspector Stephen Dean, Rodrick, Hayward, Dwayne and Rodney Forbes, Clifford
Outten, Wilfred and George Arthur, Harry, Alexson and Ferdinard Gardiner. Petgrove,


Simeon and Peter Campbell, Glen, Larry and John Robinson, Susan Gardiner, Orla
and Janice Dean, Nelda Forbes, Virginia Williams, Anishka Gray, Victoria Robinson,
Curly Rahming, Beatrice Carter, Mack and Clifford Stubbs, Andrew Barnett, Ralph
McKinney, Dwayne Turnquest, Jackie, Kesprintina, Kaisnell and Kailin Stuart, Staff
of Water Wise Landscaping & Irrigation, The Doctor's & Staff at The Rand Memorial
Hospital, Freeport, Grand Bahama and The Doctor's & Staff at St. Luke's Hospital,
Jacksonville, Florida.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "IRENIC SUITE" OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY & 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.


JUANITA V.
INGRAHAM, 82


.. -- OF #24 CRESWELL ROAD, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF
BARRANQUILLA, COLUMBIA, SOUTH
SAMERICA WILL BE HELD ON

AT MARY STAR OF THE SEA
CATHOLIC CHURCH, EAST SUNRISE
HIGHWAY, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE REV.
MSGR. J. AMBROSE MacKINNON,
S.F.M.; ASSISTED BY: REV. DEACON
NIXON LINDOR. INTERMENT WILL
FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA
MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

She is survived by her Husband; Sherman Barnes Ingraham; 1 Daughter: Hida
Teresa Ingrahamn-Kemnpski; I Son: Sherman Bias Ingraham; 1 Granddaughter: Kiara
Alexandra Kempski. 1 Brother: Hugo Viloria of New York; 1 Brother-in-law: Leslie
Ingraham; 1 Sister in-law: Sybil Ingraham; Nieces and Nephews: Jonas Klimavicius,
Henry Klimavicius. Richard Klimavicius, Vachy "Max" Klimavicius, Hugh Viloria
Jr.. Hida Patricia Viloria, Doris Lillian Viloria of New York, Orlando Martinez,
Marina de Mazzenet, Melinda de Mazzenet and Luis "Lucho" de Mazzenet of
Barranquilla. Colombia, Gertrude Wright, Gloria Cox, Anna Storr, Lincoln Deal,
Vernon Deal, Cedric Deal, Fredrick Deal. Franklyn Deal, Arthur Deal, Edward Deal,
George Deal, Rose Ingraham, Bernadette Ingraham, Bridgette Ingraham, Leslie
Ingraham Jr., and Kendal Ingraham of Nassau. Bahamas, Paula Leone of Freeport;
Nieces and Nephews-in-law: Ruth Deal, Doreen Deal, Stephanie Deal, Mildred Deal,
Patrice Deal, Nickollete Deal, Dr. Frumentus Leon, Richard Wright. Franklyn Cox
and Ivan Storr of the Bahamas; Grand Nieces and Nephews including: Matthew &
Sara, Heinrich Jr., Valerie, Francine, Diana and Claudia of New York. Orlando Emilio,
Patricia Margarita, Vytas and Linda of Barranquilla, Colombia, William, Vemando,
Kirklyn, Frerick Jr. Shaquinia, Mychelyn, Fermentica, Melvon, Arthur Jr. Atia, Aniska,
Anista, Franklyn Jr. Telica, Nenesia, Lynette, Inderia, Lincoln Jr. Felica, Felise, Ian,
Vantae, Czaine, Leslie III, Dion, Alera, Kyle, Amiel, Sharitha, Thea, Benjamin,
Vaughn and Lesley of the Bahamas and Numerous Other Relatives and Friends

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "SERENITY 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. ON SATURDAY FROM 9:00 A.M TO 11:00 A.M. AND AT THE CHURCH
FROM 12:00 NOON UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


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X CversidCe luneraf Chapcf
iM "Where the river lies still.
MWIF 24 HOURS A DAY
"Sen'ing The Bahamas [i'"7h Pr7,"
FRANK M. COOPER Funeral Director
"TProfessional Peop, IfWho C..- ",


Market Street & Bimini Avenue
P.O. Box GT2305
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellular: (242) 395-8931


Cockburn Tj -n
San Sj!'j.b": .; I a.ia
Telephone:
1242) 331-2642


DEDRIE
CARMETA
DAVIS, 65


a resident of Sea Breeze
and formerly of Smith's
Bay, Cat Island, will be
held at Mission Through
Faith Church of God,
Soldier Road East, on
Saturday 5th May, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Carringtion Pinder, assisted by Bishop
Rupert W. Johnson and Rev. Carroll Johnson. Interment
follows in St. Marks Baptist Church Cemetery, Romer
Street, Fox Hill.

Left to cherish her precious memory and to rejoice
her home going are her husband, Calvin Davis Sr.; 8
children, Vandria Forbes, Cindy Cartwright, Kim
Thompson, Janet Rolle, Calvin Jr., Jill, Marvin and
Troy Davis; 16 grand children, Valentina, Jamaal and
Jermaine Forbes, Nikera, Indera and Cecelia
Cartwright, Illeana McFabio and Kathern Thompson,
Rudolph and Rianna Rolle, Mecedes Hanna, Tanestia
Marvin, Trasltea and Calvin III Davis; 1 great grand:
Malina Smith; 7 brothers, Harold Osbourne, Bishop
Rubert, Jack, Holdstan, Emerson and Rev. Carroll
Johnson; 1 sister, Victoria Munnings; 1 aunt, Thelma
Symonette; 3 sons-in-law, Jonathan Forbes, Kyrle
Cartwright and Jeffery Rolle; 1 daughter-in-law,
Anastacia Davis; adopted children, Christine Forbes,
Marsha Daniels, Angela Sweeting, Bernidine Rolle,


Carmetta Rell. Nurse Patricia Johnson, Michelle, Tiska,
Karen, Nicole. Gw\en. Carolyn, Ashley, Lynden, Dereck
Johnson and Christojpher Ferguson; 8 sisters-in-law,
Amanda. Leonie, Alice. Christine, Dabrina Johnson,
Vernell, Cora Davis and Sylviia-Brown; nieces,
Christine. Nurse Patricia. Marsha Mitchell, Tiska,
Karen. Pamela, Mizpah. Carolyn, Laqueta, Nataha,
Diane, Katherine, Rosanna, Drusella, Alsida, Golear.,
Melody. Dr. Elease Jensen. Gail, Peggy, Sherel ,
Sherese, Sharona. Shabrika, Lakeish, Jacqueline-.
Advilda, Donna and Patsy; nephews: Johnlee, Harold
Jr., Dennis, Jason, Ryan, Michael, Carlos, Emerson
Jr., Anthony, Michael, Larry, John, Lynden, Dereck,
Holston Jr., Rev. Anthony Brown, Bob, Roderick,
Timothy, Fredrick, Valentino and Iklin; numerous
grand nieces and nephews, numerous cousins including,
Dr. Harzil Simmons, Rev. Don Simmons, Clement,
Eric, Bishop; Elkanah Hepburn, Erstine, Kenneth,
Bob Joseph, Pedro, Berkley, Manie, Minister Edna
Hart, Carnetta, Esther Coralee, Earlean, Ellamae,
Rowinia, Ulean, Madimae, Loylean, Marilyn, Lenora,
Pearlamae, Loretta, Beulah, Zelma, Madline, Adnell,
Emily, Theresa, Stephanie, Florence, Rosa, Marlian,
Alvina, Deborah, Idamae, Hazel and Louise; special
friends, Barbara Rahming, William Pinder, Petral,
Lorraine, Enid Burnside and Mazie Simmons; other
special friends and family including, Helen Forbes
and family, Rebecca Smith and family, Kayla Ferguson
and family, Mag Knowles and family, Hazel Brown
and family, Vernice Storr and family, Rev. Dr.
Carrington and Sister Sabrina Pinder and family, the
St. Mark Church family, the John S. George family,
the Poop Deck family, the American Embassy family,
the Scotia Bank family, the Kelly's family, the Bay
Street Straw Market family, the Clarke family, the
entire Davis family, the entire Johnson family, Deacon
James Dames and family, the Strachan family, the
Styles family, the Mackey family, the Garrett family,
the Stubbs family, the Thompson family, the Symonette
family, the Saunders family, Francis Cox and family,
Sharon Campbell and family, the Edgecombe family,
Francell Pratt and family, Anthony Headley, Crigg
and family and the Hepburn family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Riverside Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 2:00- 7:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until
service time.


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FUNERALi^~n'T SERVICE FOR









mIommonrnealtb 3uncral rome

4 Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055

A AOR
11J


DORIMATE CLARKE
SANDS, 72 "
affectionPaiely called "Doreen"

ofL wi Close Ridgeland Park
,AXastand formerly of Forbes Hill
Exuma, will be held on Saturday
11:00 a.m. at First Baptist I
Church Market Street and
Coconut Grove Avenue. Rev.
Dr. Earl Francis assisted by Rev.
Diana Francis and Rev. Harold
Bodie will officiate and interment will follow in the Western
Cemetery Nassau Street.

Precious memory are held by, her husband, John Sands;
daughters, Sharon, Melony, Katherine and Arnette;! grand-
children; Demarlus, Lakera, Adrian, Ladirra, Jenay, Thea,
Okoya, Tiara and Dario; brother, Reuben Clarke; aunts,
Eulah Morley and Hilda Bridgewater; nieces, Pearlean,
Paulette of Australia, Keva of Miami Florida, Eldece and
Twyla of New York;: nephews, Rodney, Willard, Kenneth,
Warren and Delon; son-in-law, Joseph "Rocky" Saunders of
Harbour Island; sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Clarke and Beatrice
Clarke of New York; grand-nieces and nephews, Danielle,
Michael of England, Kavaughn of Florida, D'idron Autherine,
Kenequa, Kenya, Kendale, Kandace, Jade, Kareem, Kenneth
Jr., Delon Jr., Delano and Carlye; other relatives and friends
include, Janet Cunningham, Granville and Eddamae Weech,
Winston and Jenny Munnings, Kilroy and Leroy Farrington,
Ehan Weech, Ennamae, Sybil, Gwenddolyn, Ivamae, Theresa,
Brenda, Rosie, Mary and Martha Ferguson, Curlene Higgs
of Harbour Island, Durie Smith and family, Harcourt and
Agnes Sands, Theresa Hepburn, The Cdiarke, Morley and
Cooper families, Runks and Oreo (Dogs), Sylvia, Lockhart
and family, Cedric, Idell and Felecia Newbbld, Holly Darville
and family, Ms. Chisholm and family, Ms. Minus, Rosemary
Wilson and family, Dianne Taylor and family, MsJ Roxbury,
King and Keva Johnson, Ruthmae Finley, Karen Burrows
and family, Peggy Swan and family, Ms. Nola and family,
Mrs. Sheba Rolle and family, the Dean family and the entire
Ridgeland Park East family, Nurse Beatrice Arthur and family,
Larry Bullard, Jeffery Darling, Mavis Rolle, Mrs. Brenda
Armbrister, Maureen Hepburn, and Melissa Rolle, Pascale
Saunders, Eloise Knowles, Rose Armbrister, Sister Doris
Burrows and family, Sister Althea Rolle and family, Sister
Donnimae Munroe, Rozelda Humes and family, Herbert and


Shauneille Oembler and family, Sheena,. Lashay and Marcey,
Henry Orales and Julianna Jerimere, Leslie Moncur, Alexis
Coakley, Kenny Vilmond, Abby, Christine Darling, Margo
Forbes, Barbara Storr-Rolle, Prince "DS"iMcIntosh, Tamara
Burrow's, Sherrie Smith, Slim, Julia, Ernestine Stubbs, Melony
Hanna and family, Janielle Brathwaite, Steve McKinney and
family, Rev. Harold and Mrs. Bodie, The Department of
Housing, Scotia Bank Bahamas Limited family, Harbour
Island Clinic Staff, Robert and Carolyn Nihon, Ms. Roslyn
Roberts, The Staff and family of the Senior Citizens Home
Yellow Elder, Security Department Kerzner International,
Lighthouse Church Of God family, and First Baptist Church
family

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 12:00-6:30 p.m.
and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. to service
time.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE


1YVONNE YVETTE
-PERCENTIE, 37

of Shady Tree Street
Culmersville. and formerly of
Harbour Island will be held on
Saturday 12:00 noon The
Chapel of Memories
S Independence.Drive. Rev. Felix
Millel will officiate.

Left to mourn her passing are,
her mother, Fl ssie Catherine Percentie; adopted special
mother, Edna ands; husband, Michael Allen; daughter,
Amanda Percentie; sisters, Anuska Deal and Jerisha Percentie;
grand-daughterl. Africa Ferguson; nephew, Tyler Percentie;
numerous aunts and uncles include, Maria Barry, Winifred:
Johnson, Roselyn Clarke, Member Of Parliament Anne
Percentie Russell of Freeport Grand Bahama Newell, Elliot
and John Percentie, and Steven Percentie of Freeport Grano
Bahama, other relatives and friends include, the communities
of Harbour Island and Shady Tree Street Culmersville and
others too numerous to mention.


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4s' Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055
FUNEAL SRVIC FO


ROSALIA
JOSEPH, 60
of Mckinney Avenue Stapledon
Gardens and formerly of, Russell
Island Spanish Wells Eleuthera,
will be held on Saturday 2:00 p.m.
at Metropolitan Church of The
Narzarne East Street and Bahama
Avenue. Pastor Nelson Pierre will
officiate and interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier
Road.


Cherished memory are held by, her husband, Sira Joseph;
5 sons, Ernest, Sinord and Guemel Dorcely, Harry Harris,
and Lennard Lafrance; 3 daughters, Monique Ariste, Judith
Nita and Julianna Woodside; 1 Step-son, Yovn Joseph; 3
sisters, Marcial Oudath, Ms, Silvia Joseph of Haiti and Mrs.
Theogard of Miami Florida; 16 grand-children, Richard,
Ricquel, Rayshad, Savannah, Guelin, Dahsha, Geno, Deiago,
Malik, Joshua, Mason, Sarah Brenden and Gabreila; 7 nieces,
Joseline, Alette and Floriene of Miami Florida; Mathania,
Sara and Veritte of Haiti and Mrs. Dieudisa of Exuma; 16
nephews, Martier, Matirin, Marteville, Clevor and Norless
of Miami Florida, Odeleus Paul of Chicago, Martino,
Marciadin, Markins, Marrisney, Claris, Moise Rosney of
Haiti, Michelot, Ronald Joseph, Sivilian of Nassau, Odis
and Matthew; 8 grand-nieces, Rokertha, Romysha, Rokelle,
Rowia and Robeka Joseph, of Miami Florida Rochins Joseph
of Miami Florida, Fionagrace and Grettalisa Paul of Chicago;
2 sons-in-law, Amador Nita and Maceo Woodside; 1 sister-
in-law, Anelouise; 1 niece-in-law, Mella George; cousins,
Amalia, Natalie, Carlyn, Elizee, William, Elvita, Jean and
Alfred Joseph, Julie, Bernadette, Felicia, Nesly, Nelson,
Michael, Davince and Mrs. Fradelle and family, Joseph
Figaro, Martial, Daddycool, Savior, Orinor and Civid;
special friends, Lance Brozozog, Antoinette Russell and
family, Roscoe Sands and family, Leanza Whylly and family,
Paulette Whylly and family, Rosemary M Phee and family,
Marilia Gustave, Mila George, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bain,
Francois Solomon, The Gibson family, Carolyn Forbes and
family,
Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 1:00- 7:00 p.m.
and on Saturday at the church from 12:30 p.m. to service
time.


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.4 a resident of #27 Colony
Village, and will be held at
Church of The Epiphany
Anglican Church, Prince
i Charles Drive, Saturday, May"
5th, 2007 at 10am. Officiating
will be Rev. Father John
Kabiga. Interment, Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of
33 years, Emerald; loving children, Tiffany, Michael
and Edwardo; mother, Eunice Deleveaux; mother-in-
law, Evelyn Ferguson; grandchildren, Tesha, Tamarco,
Tamesha and Mickell; sister, Karen, Annamarie,
Nancy, Allison, Francis, Daisy and Tirzah; brothers,
Keith, Eric, Richard, Perkins, Charles, Anthony, Levant
and Henry; aunts, Isabella; uncles, Prince and Alfred;
sisters-in-law, Cynthia, Deborah, Barbara, and Natasha
Ferguson, Bettymae Lookie and Angela Moss;
brothers-in-law, Michael Beckles, Davis, Charles,
Calvin, and Cecil Ferguson, Neville Moss and Lynford
Lookie; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and
friends including, Ms Kara Armbrister, Mr and Mrs
Leslie Smith, Mr and Mrs Winston Bonaby, Mr and
Mrs Leslie Rolle, Mr and Mrs Patrick King, Mrs
Worrell, Mr Philip Delancey, Troy Culmer, Neville
Toote, Kenneth Johnson, Wendell Barr, Ricardo
Walker, Greg Bastian, Frankie Ferguson and Benjamin
Rahming.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock of Ages
Funeral Chapel, Wulff Road and Pinedale on Friday
from 10am to 6pm and at the church on Saturday
from 9am until service time.


MARIE CLEMENE
GEFFRARD, 35


a resident of Nassau Village,
and formerly of Haiti will be
held at Last Day Gospel
..-- Assembly Church, Forbes
Street Nassau Village
Saturday May 5th, 2007 at
2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Pastor Ishmael Martin, interment follows in Southern
Cemetery Cowpen and Spikenard Road.

Left to cherish her memory one daughter, Fallone
Pinclinat; father, Geffrard Vincent Dacuis; mother,
Merisena Fedelus; two sisters, Gerthrine Geffrard and
Yolande Geffrard; two brothers, Noe Clairvius and
Luc, Sauveur Geffrard; sister-in-law, Mrs. Robertha
Jn Baptist Clairvius; aunt, Mrs. Derigeue Genevil;
uncle, Derigene Genevil; three nieces, Gerdie Geffrard,
Julienne Geffraid and Yoldine; one nephew, Robertho
Clairvius; 17 cousins, Milord Pierrefils, Tony,
Sonthona, Dieu Monfort, Miranel Geffrard, Volvic
Senatus, Analyse Genevil, Nadrine Genevil, Malaine
Desinor, Emmanuel Desinor, Monque Vilmius,
Lurbens Geffrard, Remy Geffrard, Yelva Jn. Baptist,
Hedna Dorlean Pierrefils, Yvon Clerisier, Leanna Cius
Pierrefils, and Esther Biennaise and a host of other
relatives and friends including Chez Willie
management and staff.

Friends may pay their respects at Rock of Ages Funeral
Chapel, Wulff Road and Pinedale of Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 12:00 until funeral time.


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



EVELYN VERONICA BEVANS, 83

r of Hunters, Grand Bahama will
be held on Saturday, May 5th,
2007 at 11 am at St Vincent De
Paul Catholic Church, Hunters,
Grand Bahama. Officiating, Fr
Reginald Demeritte; assisted
by, Deacon Jeffrey
Hollingsworth. Interment will
be in Hunters Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish her fond
memory are her six sons, John,
Wildred, Clement, Alexander,
Patrick and Roland; five daughters, Advilda Grant, Priscilla
Bevans Hagen; Paula Bevans-Hanna, Ismae Stuart and
Stephanie Garland; four sons-in-law, Evertt Eden, Fredrick
Grant, Pastor Frank Hagen and Kevin Hanna; four
daughters-in-law, Denise, Phyllis, Karen and Sherelle
Bevans; grandchildren, Brian and Josephine Edden,
Winifred and Lyron Sr Pinder, Everette and Jonette Edden
Jr, Charlotte Edden, Eleanor and Dennis Bain, Ulrich and
DlYalacia Edder, Norrica, Adam Edden, Dianne Ashley
Lewis, Christopher and John Bevans Jr, Dave Pinder,
Viola Moss, Allison Bevans, Bruno and Idella Grant,
Delores and Garth Brown, Neshae Grant, Orvey Gordon,
Stacie Bevans, Kristin and Walter Bevans-Wilkins, Quincy,
Rameash Bevans, Talaimoana, Tamla, Frank Jr, Earnest
and Isaac Hagan, Katrina and Keith Bevans LaShan,
Jasmine, Antwan, Avia Bevans and BeShone Strachan;
adopted grandchildren, Alexis and Jorisha Grant; great
grandchildren, Kaylor, Lyron Jr, William Pinder, Suzette,
Sherice, Ekan, Jeliza Edden, Renice, Jerome, Fantasha,
Jarard Baip, Eldelica, Sabrina Edden, Tawonyah Brown,
Adanay, Jihmere Edden, Shenelle Baptiste, Johnyk,
I'Vrica Beyans, Aristotle, Garbrielle, Kenyon and Kendra
Lewis, Cai'men, Dre, Denae and Dajuan Bevans; and a
host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Family will receive friends on Friday, May, 4th, 2007 at
Sunrise Burial Society, Lewis Yard, Grand Bahama from
1pm 7pm and on Saturday, May 5th, 2007 from 10am
until service time at the church.


a resident of Blue Hill
Road, and formally of
Mortimer's South End,
Long Island, will be held
at St. Agnes Anglican
Church on Saturday 5th
May, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Officiating will be
Venerable I. Ranfurly
Brown, Assist. by the Rev.
Fr. Bernard Been, Cannon
Warren Rolle, and Apostle
Ed Watson and Interment
will follow in the Church
Cemetery, Nassau Street.


Left to cherish his memory are one daughter, Sanovia
Watson; one son, Peter Storr; two grandchildren, Peter
Storr Jr. and Dominique Storr; five brothers, Edward,
Ralph, Donald, Cedric Watson, Herbert Major; seven
sisters, Winifred Roberts, Eva Lightbourne, Nolly and
Mythlyn Watson, Geletta Turnquest, Rowena Miller and
Dorine Turnquest; two brothers-in-law, Gordon
Lightbourne and Valance Turnquest; three sisters-in-
law, Lee Watson, Euricka Watson and Blanche Watson,
One Aunt: Jenatta Dean; seventeen nephews, George,
Andrew Johnson, Kevin, Robert, Robin, Ansel, Clint,
Shervaughn and Clyde Watson, Gordon Lightbourn 2nd,
Garrard Lightboum, Barry, Mario and Vardo Turnquest,
Donald Jr., Dioniand Earlin Watson; ten nieces, Myrthlyn
Knowles, Domrnel Watson, Gweneth Beneby, Laverne
Marshall, NicolA Watson, Valencia Tumquest, Nickara
Cartwright, Nichole Watson, Deborah Watson qnd
Genaye Lightbourne, and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Delphonse Newbold and family,
Allison Major and family, Dorna Moxey and family,
Staria Ferguson, Watson's family, Mortimer family and
Melinda Bethel.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints
Sweeting's Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84
Blue Hill Rd. from 11.00am on Friday until 6.00pm and
on Saturday from 9.00 a.m. until 1.00p.m at the Church
from 1.30pm until service time.


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a resident of Sandi lands Village
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Beach Baptist Church, Zion Blvd.
on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Bishop B. Wenith Davis,
assisted by other Ministers.
Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.


Fond memory will forever remain in the hearts of her children,
Angela Wynette, Charles Ordrick, Preston Tony; adopted son,
Tyrone North; her baby brother, Ordrick Balfour; her special
daughters-in-law, Carol and Elizabeth; her grandchildren,
Fonda of Atlanta, Fredericka, Francelia, Timothy 'Tino',
Barrian, Charles Jr., Ashley and Blair; great grandchildren,
Keyron Knowles and Akari Johnson; sisters-in-law, Dorothy
Simms of Inagua and Theresa Rose Balfour; nieces, Geneva,
Ernestine, Rose, and Judy; nephews, David, Earl, Patrick,
Ernest and Rev. Mark Sandilands of Tennessee; nephew-in-
law, Horatio Ferguson; cousins, Evelyn .Gibson, Ida Glinton,
and Althea Tinker; special friends, Doris Lotmore, Sylvia
Forbes, Lillian Fernander, Millicent Munroe, Maxie Daxon,
Ethlyn Smith, Mae Sweeting, Edgebert and Etta Rolle, Barbara,
Rodgers, Virginia Smith, Bro. Dorsette, Sis. Ketura Ferguson,
Pastor Jeffrey and Rennece Knowles, Pastor Arthur Leroy
Maycock, Bishop Arthur and Ivamae Ferguson, Bishop Cephas
and Clotilda Ferguson, Bishop Joseph and Barbara Hall, Joye
Ross, Ann Sweeting, Robert Moss; god children, Jan Gibson
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Lizzy Rodgers and Ralph Kemp
of Abaco; other relatives and friends include, The Brown,
Collie, Sandilands, Hepburn, Smith families, David Wallace
of Eleuthera, Valarie Clarke, Sheila Simms Stainton and Vema
of Atlanta, Sis. Rolle and the Outreach Team of Zion South
Beach, Rodgers family, Bishop Samuel J. Alleyne and family,
Rev. Dr. Prince Hepburn, Pastor Steve Hepburn and family,
Eleanor Cartwright, Valarie Clarke, Monalisa, Okie, Anthony
Clarke, Eliza Stubbs and family, The Thompson family, The
Sweeting family of Sandilands Village Road, Shirley of
Washington, Tilly of Florida, Alicia, Father Johnson and Cora,
Gweneth, Michelle, Elise, Chigura, Papa Anthony, Maxie,
Angelo, Kenneth, Anthony Clarke, Curlene Forbes and family,
The Whites, Kemps, Cooper and Ferguson families of St.
James Road.


Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 12:00-6:00 p.m.: on Friday and
on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and at the church from
2:00 p.m. until service time.


Mary Davis, 46

a resident of Key West Street, will
be held at Mount Ararat
SEvangelistic Temple, Malcolm
Road East, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Edna
Louise Williams. Interment follows
in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail
.,.Road.
She will be tenderly and forever
missed by her loving two (2) sons,
Carlton Young and Emmanuel Johnson; one (1) grandson,
Devon Young; three (3) brothers, Grandville, Kenneth and
Gordon McKenzie; six (6) nieces, Godrica, Godnika, Granite
and Kendera McKenzie, Winfred and Jennifer Johnson; seven
(7) nephews, Justin, Godinal and Kenneth McKenzie Jr. Eric
Thurston, Jermaine Frazer, Arthur Johnson, Valentino and
Jimmy Richardson; two sisters-in-law, Yvonne McKenzie
and Maxine Mackey Richardson; one (1) aunt, Rosilda
Mackey; one (1) great grandaunt, Presilitta Nesbitt; numerous
cousins and friends including, Mrs. Maritha Smith and family,
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rodgers
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Habakkuk Ferguson and family,
Evangelist Dinahmae Mackey, Mr. Richard Ambrister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Dedon Patrick Mackey, Mr. and Mrs.
Ezekiel Major and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mackey and
family Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Saunders and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Junior McCartney and family, Mrs. Rosetta Brennen
and family, Ms Frances Colley, Mrs. Gwendolyn, Mr. John
Cash, Shantia Johnson, Bernadette Godet Pedro Godet,
Mario Russell, Frederick Russell, Denise Sands, Mrs. Glinton
and family, Key West Street north of Cordeaux Avenue family,
the Seventh Day Adventist family East Street, Mt. Ararat
Evangelist Temple family, The Straw-market family, staff of
the Sealy Ward and other patients, and the community of
High Rock Grand Bahama.

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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KENNETH
JOHN
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of Tampa, Florida and formerly of Nassau. Bahamas passed peacefully from this earth on 27th
March, 2007, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary; his beloved mother, Carolyn Baxter
and his uncle Danny Saunders.

Left to mourn his loss are his father. Kenneth B. Saunders and step father, Alexander Grant Baxter;
mother-in-law, Mrs Brown: brothers, Alexander Grant Baxter Jr., George Saunders; sisters, Ellen
Maria Weindorf, Samantha Claire Finch and Margaret Saunders-Kokias; brothers-in-laws, Richard
Weindorf, Jeffrey Finch and Pete Kokias; sister-in-law, Jean M. Baxter; nephews, Richard and
Brandon Weindorf, Jeffrey Finch, Alexander Grant Baxter III; niece. Nicole Finch; cousins, Matthew
Carey and William Russell Jr.; uncles, Daryl Collins, Douglas Robb, Charles Saunders, Robert
Stewart; aunts, Patsy Collins, Jackie Robb, Nora du Plessis, Ellen Kronberg, Norma Kelin, Diane
Wise, Barbara Saunders, Margaret Toll, Marvanne Saunders; special friends, Jeff and Karen May,
Greg Andrews, Nicola and Lulu and a host of other relatives and friends.

Those who wish may send donations to the Diabetic Society of The Bahamas.

Johnny you filled our lives with joy and happiness we miss you Sweet Prince.

The family wish to express sincere thanks for the cards, telephone calls, prayers and just being there
for them during this time of great sorrow and loss. May God bless each and every one of you.






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We all seek something
that will lend to what we
call prosperity.
Prosperity, as We have agreed.
refers to us feeling complete and
whole in all areas of our life, health,
relationship and finances.
Most of the time we find our-
selves feeling that we are 'in need'
in one of these areas. If we do, then
we are not prosperous. You know
what I mean, someone has the
money and doesn't have a good
relationship with family, friend or
spouse. Someone has the spouse
and good children, and is sick.
If there is an absence of, there is
"a lack". If there is a lack, there is
the absence of prosperity.
Why is this happening
and is there a remedy?


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You are a spiritual being. Are you
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"human"? We say it everyday,
'Well, what do you expect I'm only
human.' It's time for us to begin to
accept our true origin, nature and
purpose.
The first thing that the law of
fearlessness asks us to do is make
an effort. You must begin to at least
think about who you are. This is
not something that you are accus-
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what effort indicates.
Then the law asks you to accept
that you are the only person that
has been given authority and mas-
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can control your thoughts. You
must exercise your right.
As a child of God the only power
that you have is to watch your
thoughts and make a choice as to
whether you want to keep that
thought.
You always have a choice, use
that power, and then know that as
you use the power to choose you
are actively involved in the process
of life. You are here to live. so start
exercising your right to choose.
Until next week. let's live as fear-
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Thursday, May 3, 2007 PG 25


SIT IS FINISHED!

Text: John Chapter 19:27-30


Pastor Ben Bailey
The Prophetic Voice
P. 0. Box N-9518
Nassau, Bahamas


"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said,
'It is Finished': He bowed His Head, and gave up the
Ghost."
The Supreme Counsel in Heaven determined before the
creation of the world, what would take place on this
fateful day in man's history: Biblical writers were given
the task of recording these prophetic events according
to the three dispensations decided. They are: The Word
in Creation; The Word in Redemption and Resurrection;
and The Word in Revelation.


In the 'Supreme Court of Heaven;' Jesus, as our Lawyer,
our Advocate, stands before God, the Almighty Judge: He has just completed His
Presentation on the Lawsuit brought against us: We are the Defendant; Defendant
here is Singular; we all stand accused together as one, when you accuse One of
the Brethren, you accuse us All: Satan, the 'Accuser of the Brethren' is the Plaintiff:
According to his presentation of the facts, the Defendant is Guilty, and the Penalty
Satan demands, is Death of the most vicious kind. Satan will not be satisfied with
just a pound of flesh; it must be accompanied with a bucket of blood. What Satan
demands is 'Death of a messy kind.' God, the Righteous Judge pronounces the
Death sentence: God's Summarization of the case, stated, "In Adam, All have
sinned." We are all Guilty, though you and I were not born yet!
Paul the Apostle, as Court Recorder wrote at Romans 5:12: "Wherefore, as by one
man sin entered into the world, and Death by sin; and so Death passed upon all
men." Jesus, our Lawyer, our Advocate, turns, and addresses the Bench; Your
Honour, My Client, the Defendant, is unable to satisfy the Debt: If the Penalty is
enforced, all Mankind must Die, and they will forever be Lost. The Penalty is set!
The Judge Eternal is unmoved by the Plea, and remains silent, The Penalty is Death,
and Death it shall be. Then Jesus, our Lawyer, our Advocate, does something
extraordinary; He proposes to God, the Almighty Judge that He alone possessed
the capacity to become our Eternal Substitution, as a Gift to All who would receive
it.
According to the various passages on the Passion of Jesus the Christ of God; we
find Him nailed on the Cruel Cross of Calvary; beaten, battered, bruised, and
bloodied; and with His Dying Breath His Soul shouts, "It is Finished." What you
ask, "Is Finished?"
The 'Letter of the Law' which kills, and brings Death, "is Finished!" The 'Letter
of the Law' has given way to the 'Intent of the Law' which gives Life. We have
gone from: The 'Letter of the Law' which state: Touch another man's wife
sexually, and you die physically; to: the 'Intent of the Law' which gives Life
and state: Think about touching another man's wife sexually, and you have
committed the sin, sin when it is fully matured eventually leads a person to the
path of Death. "It is Finished."
The Ceremonial Laws of the Pharisee, and the Sadducee is Finished; because
men who rely on the sacrifice of another creature; failing to present their own
bodies a living sacrifice, Holy and Acceptable unto God, demonstrate they
possess a form of godliness, but deny a place for God's Mighty Power to work
in their lives. "It is Finished."
The Penalty and the Power of sin to cause pain, inflict suffering, bring sickness,
bring condemnation, aid poverty, gender strife, and eventually kill us prematurely,
has been replaced with Salvation. Salvation interprets loosely from the Hebrew:
Saved/Healed: Nothing broken, nothing lacking. We have been restored to
Wholeness!
Paul records this closing statement, "Now therefore, there is no condemnation.
Peter concludes the following, "Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, He
was-bruised for our iniquity." One songwriter penned these words as a summary,
"On a hill, far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame."
Another song titled "It is Finished" in its first stanza reflects on the execution of the
Death sentence, "There is a line that's been drawn through the ages; on that line
stands the old rugged cross; on the cross a battle is raging for the gain of man's
soul or his loss." Jesus with His Last Breath, uttered, "It is Finished" and gave up
the ghost.
Here is a question asked of everyone reading this article, "Will you voluntarily die
to the man of the flesh; and be resurrected to the man of the spirit?" Hard and
Fallow ground must be broken to receive God's Promised Rain! If you want to be
anointed and fruitful; you must surrender to be bruised, battered, and broken. It
is in your brokenness that you feel the surge of God's Mighty Power working within
you! "Is it Finished?"


SCORES of members (shown) were in attendance and pledged their
love and continued support to this awesome ministry team.



First Baptist Church


family honours Francis


team for 43 years of


caring leadership



Gala luncheon held in grand style


The First Baptist Church
family honoured their pas-
tor, Reverend Dr Earle
Francis and organist, Dr Marjorie
Francis, for 43 years of committed
and caring leadership in grand style
at a gala luncheon held at the
Sheraton British Colonial Hilton on
Sunday afternoon.
Scores of members were in atten-
dance and pledged their love and
continued support to this awesome
ministry team.
Over the past 43 years, Reverend
Dr Francis, in the capacity as pastor
of the First Baptist Church, located
on Market Street and Coconut
Grove Avenue, has ordained
numerous ministers, deacons and
deaconesses to the gospel ministry.
Gifted with great vision, he has
started more than five mission
churches and it is through this effort
that thousands of souls have been
added to the Kingdom of God. As
one of the most sought after mar-


riage officers, Dr Francis has offici-
ated more than 500 wedding servic-
es.
As the Earle's "Sweet Potato", as
she is affectionately called, Dr
Marjorie has been a pillar of
strengthand support to her husband
and to First Baptist Church (former-
ly called the Salem Grove Mission).
She achieved the highest honour for
a mother in this nation by receiving
the prestigious Mother of the Year
Award in 1996. This is a testament
to her love and dedication to her
own 13 children (two now deceased)
and the countless others who look
up to her as a role model.
Hats off to these great servants of
the living God for their faithful serv-
ice that has truly provided a blazing
trail for all to follow. We love you
and it is our prayer that the bless-
ings of the Lord continue to over-
take you.
"With long life will 1 satisfy him
and show him my salvation."


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W Davis graduates


worship at St Matthew's


* D W Davis visits St Matthew's: Visiting at the 10:30am morning service at St Matthew's Anglican Church was the graduating class of D W Davis High School,
9A1. With them in this photo are: Vanda Moss, homeroom, English Language and Literature teacher; Father Don Haynes, Abraham Stubbs, principal; Father
James Moultrie, rector; and Debbie Johnson, librarian.
(Photo: Anthony Longley/St Matthew's Communications)


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RELIGION


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The Christian's responsibility to Government


By PASTOR DEANZA
A CUNNINGHAM
Senior Pastor
Christ Community Church
Because God is sovereign, I'm
not overly concerned about
political, economic, social,
and civil issues in and of themselves.
However, I do have a reasonable con-
cern about those things as they relate
to the most important issue, that is the
souls of lost men and women.
All Christians need to be concerned
about the souls of the lost, but we also
have a responsibility to the
Government of the day whether we
voted forthose in Government or not.
The quest n the Christian faces today
is how do te respond to the tension of
being preoccupied with the Kingdom
of God yet desiring to be a good citizen
in this world?
God has called us to do two things.
The first is in Romans 13:1: "sub-
mit to the governing authorities".
The second is in Romans 13:6, 7:
"pay taxes".
That's our duty as Christians.
Beyond that we ought to be busy doing
the things that are eternally valuable to
the Kingdom. That is not to say the


other things aren't important; it's just
that they pale in importance when
compared with the work of the
Kingdom.
Be subject to the Government and
pay your taxes. That's what Jesus
meant when He said, "Render to
Caesar." What does Caesar want?
Submission to the laws and payment of
taxes. Whatever the form and whoever
the ruler, civil government should be
obeyed and submitted to by Christians.
The Christian has a duty to his nation.
even if the ruler is a Nero or a Hitler.
We are to submit to the government
because it is from God, to rebel against
it is to rebel against God, and to resist
it brings punishment. Government
serves to restrain evil. Even those gov-
ernments that we -wouldn't want to
identify with or be subject to have
some understanding of right and
wrong.
Paul, in Romans 13, gives seven rea-
sons for being subject to the govern-
ment. And this subjection is unquali-
fied. It is not determined by the kind of
government, the benevolence of the
government, or the theology of the
government. Our subjection is simply a
matter of obedience to the plan of God
because of the following:


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1 The Government is decreed by
God (v lb)
2 Resistance to Government is
rebellion against God (v 2a)
3 Resistance to Government results
in punishment (v 2b)
4 Government serves to restrain evil
(v 3a)
5 Government serves to promote
good (vs 3b-4a)
6 Government has the right to pun-
ish with death (v 4b)
7 Submission to Government builds
the conscience (v 5)

As Christians, our self-sacrifice to
the Lord should make us model citi-
zens of our nation. We should not be
known as protesters as those who crit-
icize and demean people in authority.
We should speak against sin, injustice,
evil, and immorality fearlessly and
without hesitation. But we should give
honour to those who are in authority
over us. That is the biblical pattern for
every age, every nation, and every
Christian.
No doubt, the level of disrespect for
those in authority, experienced during
the "silly" season of politics, was in
many respects despicably, ungodly and
should never again be tolerated by
political parties because it strengthens
the unwanted chord of disrespect and
violence.
For those of us living in the
Bahamas, it isn't that difficult to sub-
mit to our Government because the
laws are just for the most part. But they
are changing fast, yet we are to submit.
I venture to say that we are essentially
living in a post-Christian Bahamas,
although our nation has never been
Christian. The truth is there aren't
Christian nations, only Christian peo-
ple. Although things are changing in
the Bahamas, we still have the same
duty.
Some additional responsibilities to
our government are as follows:
a) I Timothy 2:1-3 says, "I exhort,
therefore, that first of all, supplica-


tions, prayers, intercessions, and giving
of thanks, be made for all men, for
kings, and for all that are in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable
life in all godliness and honesty. For
this is good and acceptable in the sight
of God, our Saviour."
God wants us to live a life that is
peaceable. We should make peace; we
should not make trouble or protest. We
should live quiet, peaceable lives in all
godliness and honesty. We affect the
society from the inside by changing the
hearts of the people, not the structure
of society. That is not to say that we
must not speak to the ungodly struc-
tures which imprison the people.
b) Titus 3:1-2 says, "Put them in
mind to be subject to principalities and
powers, to obey magistrates, to be
ready for every good work, to speak
evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but
gentle, showing all meekness unto all
men."
It bothers me to see people suppos-
edly in the name of Christ speak
against the leaders of our nation, no
matter if those leaders are adequate or
inadequate, just or unjust, fair or
unfair. But does this mean that we are
to submit to everything without limita-
tion? No! There is one limitation.
The one time we have a right to dis-
obey the government is when it com-
mands us not to do something God has
commanded us to do, or when it com-
mands us to do something God has
commanded us not to do. I hope that
we will never have to disobey because
we will stand resolutely with the truth
of God.
We, as Bahamians, ought to thank
God for the privilege of living under
one of the best forms of human gov-
ernments in the world for the last 34
years. Let us as Bahamians submit to
our Government and be model citi-
zens. Let us continue, under God, to be
the envy of the world as the greatest
little country in the world. Forward,
Upward, Onward Together.

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


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We the officers and members
Invites you to celebrate with us on our
Pastor's 8th year anniversary.

Starting Friday 4, 2007 at 7:45 p.m.
and on Sunday Ma. 6 at 3:00 p.m.

Our dynamic guest speaker will be
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Thursday, May 3, 2007 PG 29


And the winner is...


By PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN
Who is the real winner of this general
election? First of all; is it the Bahamian
people, who went to the very extreme
in supporting their political parties?
As you're reading this article, by now the nation
and the entire world would have known which
political party won the Bahamas general election.
For the next few months one side of the political
divide will be celebrating their victory and the
opportunity to govern the affairs of the Bahamas
and the Bahamian people.

The three phase celebration/victory party
Parties in all kinds of back yard (foods, alcohol
beverages and music) parades and Junkanoo rush-
out through the streets (more .nking). And final-
ly a religious service where a Caiaphas, Annas or
Nicodemus would proudly stand before the nation
and give his politically motivate speech; as to say
that he's declaring the word of God too and over
the nation. And let the church
say..............Amen.
After the smoke is cleared and we're back to
reality, whichever political party has been declared
the winner of the election, picks up from where the
last government ended.
Unlike the American system where, whenever a
new administration takes office; there are signifi-
cant / strategic changes made in key departments
that would and could affect the smooth and suc-
cessful operation of that new administration. The
system in which the Bahamas operates, was not
designed with and for the best interest of the black
Bahamians. To ensure that this system continues
for generations, the implementers even though
they might not be physically in power or control-
ling the masses of the people; have made sure to
indoctrinate our past and present level of leader-
ship who upholds and preserves their system.
The only difference between our present system
and that of (Willie Lynch) the white slave owner of
the 1700's, is that the blacks are now sitting in the
seats of authority; but are still subjected to the
powers to be of this system. The only
institution/organism that can effectively bring
about a positive change for tb' betterment of the


* MATTHEW ALLEN


people is the church system; which Yeshuwa
Messiah established through the Kingdom of God.
Being fully aware of the influential power of the
church among the people, the political and world
systems stopped at nothing to gain access and a
place or voice of authority within the church,
through wicked compromising church leaders.
Therefore, at any given time or upon any major
move which would affect the lives of and swing the
people, the Government would always find their
religious Caiaphas, Annas or Nicodemus (the
political bishops, pastors and apostles) to pacify
and manipulate their followers to go along with the
programme.
Stop! Think about it, who are the real winners
here? I know that a political party won the major-
ity of seats during the general election, but what
has been won by and for the people? The political
and the world systems are doing and being exactly


Senior judges: Muslim women should be allowed to wear veils in court


* By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) Muslim women
should be allowed to wear a veil in
British courts, as long it does not
interfere with court proceedings, sen-
ior judges said in guidelines pub-
lished recently.
Decisions on whether to allow the full
facial covering, known as the niqab,
should be made on a case-by-case


basis, the Judicial Studies Board's
Equal Treatment Advisory
Committee said.
The guidance was issued after an
immigration judge adjourned a case
in Stoke-on-Trent, in central
England, last November because he
could not hear a Muslim lawyer who
refused to remove her veil.
The case resumed after her firm sent
another lawyer to represent her client


in court.
Forcing a woman to choose between
participating in a court case or
removing her veil could have a "sig-
nificant impact on that woman's sense
of dignity" and could exclude and
marginalize her, the panel said.
The issue of face-covering veils has
stoked debate over religious toler-
ance and cultural assimilation in
Britain, which is home to 1.6 million


Muslims.
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw
provoked a stir in October when he
said he requested but did not insist
- that Muslim women remove face-
covering veils during one-on-one
meetings.
Prime Minister Tony Blair said at the
time that veils were seen as a "mark
of separation."


what and who they are.
What troubles me the most is the state. of the
church; throughout this Bahama land we've got
hundreds of churches but due to compromising
leadership, the lack of integrity, the strife, compe-
tition and division, the political leaders and world
system will forever have a stronghold upon the
people.
If Yeshuwa Messiah was to walk the earth today
as He did back then, He would be faced with the
very same wicked religious and corrupt political
system as He did during the days of Pilate and
other leaders. The past few weeks and months
should have given those who are Kingdom Minded
a glimpse of what and who this nation really is.
Which is nothing more than just a religious nation
that's mixed with and given way to many the dif-
ferent types o ligion.
Watch this! During most of the events that go on
in this country, isn't it strange how anyone of the
religious leaders would be called upon to pray to
their God for some kind of blessing or thanksgiv-
ing; and after which the secular music is played and
the alcohol beverages are served.
If I didn't know better, I would have asked these
religious bishops, apostles and pastors as to which
God they're praying too; because obviously it's not
Jehovah Yahweh that they're praying too for the
blessing of their cocktails, wine and spirited events.
In I Kings 18:21 Elijah, confronting the false
prophet of Mount Carmel, said "How long halt ye
between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow
Him: but if Baal, then follow him?"
In Revelations 3:15 -16, Yeshuwa Messiah spoke
to the church at Laodicea about the same compro-
mising lukewarm spirit that's now reigning over the
churches throughout the Bahamas.
There's so much more to be said but space and
time won't allow it.

Join Pastor Brendalee and I, along with the
family of Kingdom Minded Fellowship every
Sunday Morning @ 10:30am and Thursday nights
@ 7:30pm at the Bishop Michael Eldon High
School auditorium for more of God's powerful
teaching. For questions or comments contact via E-
mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or telephone 1-242-
351-7368 or 441-2021.


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Resurrection Presence


By FATHER JAMES MOULTRIE

"The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, 'It
is the Lord!"'

After the events of Holy Week and Easter
Sunday. we would have expected Jesus to
write Peter off as being weak, cowardly,
and unreliable. Had He done so. most people
would say that Jesus had no other option. After all,
Peter was the leader of the apostolic team given to
him by Jesus at Caesarea Philippi. He had set a ter-
rible example for the others by denying Jesus, and
now, after all that had happened, he and his col-
leagues returned to their commercial fishing busi-
ness, which they were involved in when Jesus
called them originally, seemingly oblivious of the
events surrounding the Resurrection.
This is puzzling. Why would Peter, James, and
John and the rest of them abandon the ministry
Jesus gave them (John 20:21-22) and return to
their former way of life? One way of resolving the
puzzle is to take the incident as representing what
happens in the ordinary lives of disciples. Most of
us have jobs and other responsibilities that have
meant sleepless nights. Most of us have worked
hard at something and had little to show for our
efforts. Many of us are not sure of the presence of
the Resurrected Jesus who sometimes is seemingly
absent. What did they have to show for their time
with Jesus?
That was the situation with the disciples. They
had returned to their fishing business and were
fishing in Galilee their first night back. Their fish-


* JAMES MOULTRIE


ing had been unsuccessful.
In all of their disappointment and confusion, the
Resurrected Jesus appeared to them. The appear-
ance of Jesus at dawn was followed by tremendous
success. The scene continues the Gospel of John's


theme of darkness and light, and also emphasizes
the earlier admonition of Jesus, "apart from me
you can do nothing" (15:5).
In fact, Jesus was fixing breakfast for them, but
they were unaware of His presence. All they were
aware of were fatigue and sore muscles and empty
nets. Then Jesus made His presence known and
gave them a wonderful catch of fish.
The climax of the account of this post-resurrec-
tion appearance by Jesus occurred when the
beloved disciple (John) recognized and identified
Jesus to Peter, "That disciple whom Jesus loved
said to Peter, 'It is the Lord!'" The scene highlights
the special love and intuition of the beloved disci-
ple and the unique place of Peter in the future
apostolic ministry. Though the beloved disciple
had the instinct, it is Peter who jumped into the sea
and hauled ashore the great catch of fish. And we
are told that "they saw and believed."
The huge catch symbolically represents the
apostolic mission Jesus gives to His disciples. The
huge number of fish caught emphasizes the univer-
sality and completeness of the mission. We are
reminded of the words of Jesus as part of the Holy
Week experience, "When I am lifted up from the
earth, I will draw all people to myself" (12:32). Just
as He appeared many times after His resurrection,
He is with us, even if we are not aware of His pres-
ence. We need eyes of faith and love to recognize
His presence and detect Him in any disguise.
Just as in that meal on the beach, He continues
to feed us with His Body and Blood. Come, then,
and feed on Him in your hearts by faith and with
thanksgiving!


Biden says Democrats must convince voters on faith issue


JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) Democrats must con-
vince voters that the party is comfortable with religion
-or else risk losing the presidential race next year,
Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden said.
"I think my party has to demonstrate that it's not
afraid to deal with the faith issue, and has a candidate
who the public thinks knows there's something bigger
than he or she is and is comfortable with that," said
Biden. "We treat it like a third rail within our party."
Biden, who is seeking the Democratic presidential
nomination, spoke April 20 during a taping of Iowa
Public Television's "Iowa Press" program.
Biden said Democrats don't have to demonstrate
deep religious faith, but they must make clear their
understanding of religion's role in the nation's life. He
said religious Americans accepted President Clinton,
flaws and all, because he understood the importance of
faith for the country. "When Clinton sat in my Catholic
church, people didn't think he was a paragon of virtue,
they thought he respected them, they thought he was
comfortable with them," Biden said.
Vice President Al Gore, when he ran for president in
2000 against George W Bush, was far more reluctant to
talk about faith and never connected with voters on the
issue, Biden said, even though "Al Gore was as pure as
the driven snow, fidelity was everything about him."
Biden has barely registered in polls, even though he
sought the Democratic nomination in the 1988 election
cycle and campaigned heavily in Iowa before dropping


from the race. He said many people are making a mis-
take by treating those early polls seriously. He said
most voters are willing to change their minds.

Southern Baptist baptisms
drop for second straight year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The number of bap-
tisms in Southern Baptist churches has fallen for the
second consecutive year despite a push by top leaders
to evangelize.
At the same time, national membership increased by
less than one per cent, but more churches were built,
according to the 2006 profile of the Southern Baptist
Convention.
Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian
Resources, a Southern Baptist agency that conducts the
annual survey, said the findings show that denomina-
tion has not been effective in "stepping up to the task
of sharing the Gospel with a lost and dying world."
Baptisms dropped from 371,850 to 364,826, or 1.89
per cent, last year, the lowest annual total since 1993,
according to Baptist Press. In 2005, baptisms decreased
by 4.15 per cent.
National membership reached 16,306,246, up by
nearly 36,000 in 2005. The number of churches across
the country increased by 524, or 1.2 per cent, to a total
of 44,223. The Southern Baptist Convention is the
nation's largest Protestant denomination.


Malaysia's Muslim men shirk financial
duties to divorced wives, activists say
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Many
Malaysian Muslim men who divorce their wives are
ignoring their responsibility to provide for their chil-
dren because the Islamic legal system fails to punish
them, a women's rights group says.
Sisters In Islam said women who were unable to get
their ex-husbands to pay child support comprised near-
ly one-third of the 214 complaints it received in the first
three months of 2007, adding that those cases constitute
"only a small fraction of what is happening."
"Mothers are forced to beg from their children's
fathers so that their children have sufficient food, cloth-
ing, shelter and education," the group said in an April
21 statement.
Sisters In Islam said Malaysia's Muslim women are
suffering a lack of legal protection in a wide range of
issues such as polygamy, where men who take multiple
wives sometimes neglect the economic and emotional
welfare of their families. Some Muslims interpret
Islamic teaching as allowing a man to marry up to four
women.
The Islamic Shariah Court is the legal authority in
disputes involving families, morality and religion for
Muslims, who form nearly 60 per cent of the 26 million
people in Malaysia, which has Buddhist, Christian and
Hindu minorities.


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Banquet



honourees


In celebrating its 25th anniver-
sary, the 1,200 member-strong
Calvary Deliverance Church,
pastored by Bishop V G Clarke, will
hold a special banquet Saturday,
May 11, at Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort.
The banquet is held in honour of
those men and women whose faith,
prayer, and commitment to the work
of the Lord, the building up of the


Calvary body, and the sharing of
their time, talents and resources,
have helped to 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, an oasis
for those hurting, lost and seeking
refuge.
* See next Thursday's Religious
section for the remaining honourees.


* DORITH GRANT E MERVIN SWEETING


* DR ADA THOMPSON


* THERESA DELEVEAUX


* MICHAEL SWANN


* HUBERT WONG


N KATHLEEN FERGUSON


* BISHOP WILLIAM JOHNSON U CAROL BODIE


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Should Church and State work




together to build our nation?



Baptist pastor says Government should be consulting with Church before making decisions


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows@tribune
media.net

While opinions abound
regarding whether
Church and State
should work together
for the building of this self-professed
Christian nation, many pastors and
ministers in the Bahamas believe
that there is no need for debate in
this matter.
With the election now behind us,
and as the Bahamas moves forward
with a Government that has made
many promises and constructed
many plans for the building of this
nation, the Church an institution
which is acknowledged as our moral
compass is calling for its voice to
be heard.
In the Free National
Movement's "Manifesto 2007", while
there was a section detailing the
party's relationship with the media,
no reference was made to its rela-
tionship with the Church.
And in the Progressive Liberal
Party's "Action Agenda" no section
spoke to a proposed relationship
with the Church as far as the deci-
sion-making process is concerned.
This leaves Bahamians to wonder.
exactly how the Church will be rec-
ognized for its significance as a
nation-building entity by this newly
elected Government.
Rev C B Moss. a Baptist pastor
who also ran for candidacy in the
Bain and Grants Town Constituency.
said there is no need to debate
whether or not there should be a


union of Church and State.
He told Tribune Religion that the
Government should be consulting
with the Church before it makes any
decision in any sector.
"Why is it that when the
Government is in trouble. they are
always asking us for our help? Why
is it that when crime is rampant-they
always want our advice?" Rev Moss
asked.
"I think that it is hypocritical of
any Government to not want to get
the ( ui'-,h involved in decision-
making. But I think that maybe if wec
were sitting around the table xIhen


some of these plans were being put
into place, we wouldn't have the
crime issues or these other issues."
he added.
Rev Moss went out on a limb say-
ing that grave consequences could
result for society, if the Government
refuses to involve the Church in
State matters.
In 1 Samuel chapter 8. Rev Moss
noted that God desires a country to
be run by His priests and leaders.
However. the people in that day
demanded to have a secular govern-
ment.
"And if we are a Christian nation.


everything is a matter of what God
would want.
"And clearly in I Samuel chapter
8, we see the intent of God for
priests to run the country. But the
people demanded secular leaders
because they wanted to enjoy the
pomp and pageantry that other
countries around them were enjoy-
ing."
In I Samuel, after the people
demanded a king, Samuel consulted
with God. And God granted the
people it's king but with a warning
of what was to come under the
hands of secular leaders.
Not that God was pleased with
their request. At times He opposes
our choices with love, while at other
times He grants our wishes in wrath.
And He did so here. God knows
how to bring glory to Himself. and
serves His own wise purpose, even
through men's foolish counsel.
He warned that if the people
would have a king to rule them. as
the eastern kings ruled their sub-
jects. they would find the yoke
exceedingly heavy. Those that sub-
mit to the government of the world
and the flesh. are told plainly what
hard masters they are. and what
tyranny the dominion of sin is.
These would be their grievances.
but, wherr they complained to God.
he would not hear them.
Rev Moss believes that anyone
who continues to find something
wrong with the union of Church and
State is making an argument "out of
ignorance".
"People are debating this. but it is
not debatable." he told Tribune
Reli-iow.


* REV C B MOSS


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