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Title: The Tribune.
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Language: English
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Publication Date: 5/10/2007
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Life. Money. Balance both:


Former ZNS talk show

host was earning from

three govt contracts

Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER ZNS talk-show
host Steve McKinney has been
triple-dipping from the public
treasury. Based on documents
j; released yesterday by Prime
Minister Ingraham, Mr McKin-
S ney was receiving three gov-
ernment contracts under the
PLP, totalling a salary of more
than $140,000 a year.
During a press conference at
his Cable Beach office, Mr
Ingraham further revealed to
the nation that despite the large
salary Mr McKinney was receiv-
ing, at least two further con-
tracts of $45,000 a year each,
were being considered under
the previous PLP administra-
The prime minister made it

clear that the contracts of both
Mr McKinney and Ms Russell
have been suspended, and that
neither were journalists. Rather,
the prime minister referred to
the removed hosts as "political
"While radio hosts are always
entitled to their personal polit-
ical or other opinions, when
engaged at the expense of the
public purse, they must demon-
strate a clear commitment to
ensuring that all points of view
are heard and respected on air.
The inability of these personal-
ities to provide unbiased com-
mentary is self-evident," he said.
Mr Ingraham added that his
government will not allow ZNS,
a public broadcaster, "to be
SEE page eight

* WORK finally takes place on the Straw
Market on Bay Street. The original Straw
Market, which was situated on the same site,
burned down in 2001.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

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Cuban govt report n FNM opposed to Ingraham: people still showing up 'No leads' in
SCrown land sale to for jobs given by PLP before election Cabinet meeting
shoot-out questioned foreigners for large arson th re at
By RUPERT MSSCK Jr non-produtie By PAUL G TURNQUEST monies left in place to pay arson trea
By RUPERT MISSICKJr n-productive Tribune Staff Reporter them." investigation
Chief Reporters "National Insurance, as an i

A RELATIVE of one of the four men fired on by Cuban Board-
er.Guards last week is questioning the accuracy of the report the
Cuban government gave of the incident, The Tribune learned yes-
Two people were killed and one was wounded when the Cuban
Coast Guard was involved in a shoot-out with four persons on a
Bahamas-registered speedboat on Monday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette said that the ministry is currently liaising with the
Cuban government to get the bodies back to the Bahamas for
burial and has received "advice" from the Cuban government as it
SEE page 13

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Chief Reporter
THE FNM is opposed to the
sale of Crown land to foreigners
for large scale non-productive
purposes, such as private-gated-
residential enclaves, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said yes-
Mr Ingraham made the state-
ment at a victory rally in Grand
Bahama yesterday where he
sent "clear signals" to the
investment community with
regard to government's position
on the sale of land to non-
Meanwhile, the new govern-
ment is now finalizing its leg-
islative agenda for its first year
in office to be presented on
May 23 when Parliament is
opened in the Sunshine in Raw-
son Square.
Also, the government is
reviewing the many deals and
contracts that the former gov-
ernment, according to the prime
minister, rushed to conclusion in
their final days and weeks in
SEE page 13

THE public has "no idea" example a small example -
how many people the former several years ago downsized
government hired right before itself, offered voluntary pack-
the election, prime minister ages to many employees to get
Hubert Ingraham stated yes- its employment numbers down
terday. to an acceptable level. They
"People are still showing up have been required to hire 90
for jobs that they have been giv- people so far this year," he
en by PLP ministers before they claimed.
were kicked out of office last Mr Ingraham was speaking
week Wednesday," he said,
adding that there were "no SEE page 12

US company 'acquires stake'
in $700m resort project
Tribune Business Editor
A US real estate company yesterday said it has acquired an
undisclosed stake in the $700 million project to create a mixed-use
resort on Royal Island, located near Harbour Island, Eleuthera.
Behringer Harvard said it had purchased a "significant interest"
in the project from Cypress Equities, an affiliate of Staubach
Retail, a Dallas-based real estate firm headed by former Dallas
Cowboys quarterback and NFL great, Roger Staubach.
"Once developed, Royal Island should be well-positioned to
become the premier luxury resort in the Bahamas," said Robert M.
Behringer, founder and chief executive of Behringer Harvard.
"This one-of-a-kind opportunity is a unique and dynamic invest-
SEE page 13

POLICE have "absolutely
no leads" in their investiga-
tion into the arson threat
called into the Churchill build-
ing during Tuesday morning's
cabinet meeting, according to
Chief Superintendent Hulan
Investigations are continu-
ing into the dramatic events
of yesterday, which began
when an anonymous man
phoned in thethe great at around
1.10pm while newly-appointed
ministers, along with Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, sat
for their first formal discus-
sions as the governing party.
Superintendent David
Deveaux, in charge of Central
Division said that the man
threatened to "burn down the
Churchill Building and said ...
everyone should evacuate."
These claims instigated an
hour-long search of the build-
ing by a SWAT team and snif-
fer dog.
A fire truck also arrived on
the scene and remained

SEE page 12

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* PERRY Christie is surrounded by supporters at Government House on Tuesday

Christie 'bloodied

but unbowed'

he is "hurting inside" from the
election loss, former Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie was sworn in
as the leader of the official
opposition for the second time
in his career, during a ceremony
at Government House on Tues-
In front of loyal party sup-
porters, Mr Christie thanked all
Bahamians who backed his par-
"Permit me also, Your Excel-
lency, to express my heartfelt
thanks to the nearly 65,000
Bahamian citizens who voted
for my party in the general elec-
tion last Wednesday. I thank
them for the faith and trust they
reposed in me and my party,"
he said.
Mr Christie rallied his base
by reminding them that the PLP
gained nearly half of the vote -
47 percent while the FNM
government was unable to gain
an electoral majority, only
attaining some 49.8 per cent of
the vote.

Former PM calls for restraint

from political leaders

"I make that observation,
Your Excellency, not to dimin-
ish the victory of the governing
party, but rather to emphasise
the fact that our country is vir-
tually split right down the mid-
dle. The results of the general
election cannot be interpreted
in any other way. Politically, we
are a deeply divided nation,"
hq said.
In this environment, the
leader of the opposition called
for restraint on the part of all
political leaders in an effort to
heal the divisions.
"If ever there was a time for
national healing and reconcilia-
tion it is now. And it is precisely
because this is a time for nation-
al healing and reconciliation, that "'
the leaders of our naft on
both sides of the political divide
- must, rise to a level of true
statesmanship so that the healing

can begin," he said.
Regarding the first political
defeat of his career, Mr Christie
declared to the crowd, "I stand
before you bloodied but
unbowed. I may be down but I
am not out. All life is a journey
and this is but one step along
the way."
"I love this country. And I
love the people of this country
more than words can say. I'm
hurting inside just as we all are.
But this is the time for all of us
to be strong. This is the time for
all of us who may feel dispirited
and down, to dig down deep,
and to draw from the well, the
hope and confidence and, yes,
the strength that we will need
to endure the struggle that lies
before us; the strength we will
need to persevere, and to tri-
umph once again, as I am confi-
dent we shall," Mr Christie said.


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o In brief

Appeal for


aid to be


THE Princess Margaret Hos-
pital has asked for the public's
help in locating a misplaced
speaking aid.
The silver-gray voice vibra-
tor was accidentally left on a
route I1A bus on Tuesday, May
8 at around 1 lam. by a patient.
Anyone who finds the instru-
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hospital's physical rehabilitative
services"building on Collins
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or contact that office at 328-
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Man faces
counts of
armed robbery
A MAN was arraigned in
Magistrate's Court yesterday on
several armed robbery charges.
The accused. Eric 'Champ'
Collie. 39, of East Street,
appeared before Magistrate
Marilyn Meeres at court five in
Bank Lane.
It was alleged that on Mon-
day April 30, while armed with
a handgun, Collie robbed
Audrey Whyms of $2,300 cash
and 49 assorted cellular phone
cards together valued at $455.
Another charge alleged that
on Wednesday, May 2, Collie
was armed with a handgun and
robbed Leslie St Luc of $350
cash and 95 assorted cell phone
cards together valued $1,475.
It is also alleged that on Tues-
day, February 13 Collie, again
armed with a handgun, robbed
Mertil Norfila $300 cash and
robbed Islande Cicerone of
$500, the property of Qualif
Dorsette, on April 27.
He was also charged with
robbing Leslie St Luc of $200
cash and 90 assorted cell phone
cards valued at $1,200 as well
as a silver LG cellular phone
and sim card together valued at
$200, on April 27.
I Collie was not required to
ehter pleas to the charges and
Wa s denied bail.
i He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison and the case
was adjourned to September 5
and 6.

jailed for
A 19-YEAR-OLD Abaco
man was sentenced to two years
at Her Majesty's Prison yester-
day after pleading guilty to the
charge of possession of mari-
juana with the intent to supply.
It was alleged that Valton
Prince Maynard, 19, of Abaco
was found on Sunday, May 6 in
possession of a quantity of mar-
ijuana which authorities believed
he intended to supply to another.
According to the prosecution,
the drugs were found in a suit-
case on the bed of a truck at
the Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport.
The drugs reportedly weighed
eight and a quarter pounds.
Maynard admitted to posses-
sion of the drugs.

Bush praises
gains in
in Haiti
Bush praised Haiti's record in
keeping inflation down and in
increasing exports and acknowl-
edged to Haitian President
Rene Preval that the security
situation has improved as well,
according to Associated Press.
However, Bush said: "There's
still a lot of work to be done."
He spoke Tuesday during a
photo session after a White
House meeting with the Haitian
re sident.
Preval thanked Bush for the

"fraternal aid" the United
States has provided to Haiti, cit-
ing in particular programs to
strengthen the judicial system
and the police force and to com-
hat the (drug trade.
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investmiint ir \N clcoine in Haiti.


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Ingraham: FNM !

will not contest

seats in court

Tribune Staff Reporter
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham has announced the
FNM has "no intention" of
going to election court to
"determine the validity of any
of our seats, or anybody else's"
in the wake of the closely con-
tested general election.
"We have had the election.
Election is over," he told the
press yesterday.
However, Mr Ingraham reit-
erated that if it is determined
that "offences" were commit-
ted during the run up to the
election, he expects the author-
ities to "do their job."
The PM made these com-
ments after a press conference,
held yesterday at the Office of
the Prime Minister at Cable
Beach, which the press was
informed had been called to
respond to comments made
this week by opposition leader,
former prime minister Perry
Mr Ingraham said: "My
focus on the broad, collective
interest of the people of his
country stands in direct con-
trast to that of my predecessor
in office, who seemed singu-
larly focused on keeping pow-
er and using undemocratic
means necessary to do so."
During Saturday's victory
rally, Mr Ingraham said his
predecessor oversaw the great-
est level of political interfer-
ence in an election than at any
other time," even under Pin-
Mr Christie denied this, and
said the Mr Ingraham's further
claim that he is not a "democ-

* HUBERT Ingraham

rat" is "too stupid to warrant a
To this, Mr Ingraham stat-
ed: "I do not make statements
that I do not have evidence to
back up. I've been in public
life for more than 30 years. I
have a good track in terms of
credibility. I stand by the state-
ment I made."
Additionally, said the prime
minister, suggestions by Mr
Christie on Tuesday that he
has sought to demonise him.
"ring hollow".
This is especially true in light
of what he termed Mr
Christie's "mean-spirited,
untrue and malicious personal
attack" on him at Clifford Park
on the eve of the election -
timed, according to Mr Ingra-
ham, "so as to ensure that 1
had no opportunity to refute
his lies before the people went

to the polls."
Mr Christie said on Tucsdll.
that Mr Ingraham's speech a!
the FNM's victory rally was
"unnecessarily divisive, ungra
cious and provocative" and
proved that the FNM leader's
"statesmanship" is lacking.
Mr Christie's suggestions thal
Mr Ingraham has not been grai
cious in victory were coIuntered
by the prime minister with the
claim that courtesies provided
to the PLP leader in the wake
of their election win in 2002 -
such as allowing Christie to be
sworn in as leader the day after
the nation went to the polls -
were not extended to the FNM
last week after the PLP's defeat.
The prime minister also crit-
icised Mr Christie's protracted
decision to concede the elec-
tion, and what he said was his
predecessor's "support" for 24
hours "to ominous claims by
members of the PLP election
campaign team that the PLP
had in fact won the election",
Mr Ingraham said these
actions were only trumped in
terms of the amount of disap-
pointment they caused, by Mr
Christie's silence "even when
those erroneous claims were
repeated on ZNS radio by
clearly political operatives...
and reported as rumours on
ZNS national news broadcast."
The prime minister repeated
his promise that the FNM gov-
ernment will reduce the waste
of government funds; ensure
that programmes on ZNS are
responsible, informed and
politically unbiased: and that
investigations into election
irregularities are conducted
free of political interference.


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Unexplained Civil Service hirings

ABOUT TWO weeks before the election we
received a call from an agitated civil servant.
"If Mr Ingraham wins this election," the caller
said, "I feel sorry for him. He'll turn grey when
he discovers what they have been up to. They
have broken the country."
The caller was referring to the number of
persons hurriedly employed as civil servants by
the PLP in the days leading up to the election.
It was claimed that as voters went to the polls on
election day, 100 letters were still being dis-
One of the first things that the Ingraham
government did immediately after being swore
in last Thursday was to order the Public Service
department to stop issuing letters.
We were told that none of the new employ-
ees had been screened to determine their job
qualifications if any. Apparently, said a local
jester, "all they had to know was where they had
to mark their X on election day!"
It was claimed that persons with criminal
records were among the new recruits.
National Insurance, already overstaffed with
exorbitant administrative costs, had 45 new
employees knocking at its doors between Mon-
day and Tuesday this week. Each of them had a
letter of employment in their hand.
On Monday morning a woman, with a letter
of employment tucked securely in her purse,
reported for work at Hansard's office.
"People were still showing up for jobs that
they have been given by PLP ministers before
they were kicked out of office last week
Wednesday," said Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
"National Insurance, as an example a small
example several years ago downsized itself,
offered voluntary packages to many employ-
ees to get its employment numbers down to an
acceptable level. They have been required to
hire 90 people so far this year. Nine, O. And that
is but one example," said Mr Ingraham.
And what is even worse, the PLP govern-
ment had made no provision to pay these new
employees, according to Mr Ingraham.
Really this is a national disgrace. Although,
on becoming prime minister in 2002, Mr Christie
promised that his government would be
accountable to the people, in their five years in
office it became increasingly more difficult to get
answers from them on matters of public interest.
This matter is so scandalous that Mr Ingra-
ham should now demand that the ministers who
issued these letters justify their actions. They
should also be required to demonstrate how
the Public Treasury was expected to accom-
modate this extra load. It might be suggested
that the politicians who hired these Bahami-

ans from their various constituencies should be
responsible for their wages.
This indeed was an election of desperation.
It would be interesting to know how the
PLP, if they had won the election, would have
found the funds to finance all of these extra
bodies. There probably would have been a flur-
ry of hasty firings by the end of the month -
with some high blown excuse to cover their
inexcusable tracks.
No one need talk of victimisation when Mr
Ingraham does his duty on behalf of the
Bahamian people. In fact some PLPs were vic-
timising the public to secure themselves a safe
seat in parliament.
Days before the election there were also
reports of hasty contract signing to assure job
security for special friends. Obviously Mr Ingra-
ham will have this checked out.
Already he has promised that his govern-
ment will "review all contracts that were hur-
riedly concluded by the former PLP govern-
ment in the days and weeks leading up to the
election so as to safeguard the interests of all
He has promised to keep the public
Maybe we can also be informed about the
slippage in our tourism figures a closely
guarded secret before the election. We were
told that government did not want the tourism
figures usually released in February out
before the election. The Tribune put pressure on
the Ministry, but got the following terse reply on
April 26:
"As indicated in our telephone conversa-
tion, the Director General unfortunately is
unavailable but has however authorised release
of the following statement, regarding 2006
tourism performance data:
"It is unfortunate that the timing has caused
what for us is a usual exercise to get caught up
in political speculation, however the fact is very
simple and that is that we've had cause for fur-
ther reconciliation of immigration data before
making any official release."
Now with Mr Ingraham in the saddle maybe
we can get a coherent answer and a Freedom of
Information Act.
According to the Central Bank the total vis-
itor arrivals for the fourth quarter of 2006 fell in
New Providence by 6.7 per cent, and 4.7 per
cent for the entire Bahamas in the first 10
months of 2006.
From 5 million in 2005, the figures had
dropped to 3.9 million by 2006, although during
the election campaign, Prime Minister Christie
had told Bahamians that tourist arrivals were

Alarmed by


during election

EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me some
space in your newspaper to
express my dismay over this
entire electoral process. Firstly
as a Bahamian I am alarmed at
the behaviour of my country-
men. Stories of candidates being
threatened, shot at, and addi-
tionally almost run over has
been unheard of in our previous
elections. There were also
reports of opposing sides clash-
ing and one supporter having
his clothes torn off on Bay
Street in front of tourists should
not be taken lightly. One would
think we were not a democratic
I personally was forced off
the road by a motorcade over-
brimming with people hanging
out of car windows, many of
them young children. They did
not have a police escort and ran
every red light. There was clear-
ly no regard for order or safety.

These actions are eerily simi-
lar to what happens in Jamaica.
During their elections persons
cannot wear their party colours
without fear for their safety. As
we all know Jamaica's crime
rate has seriously impacted their
tourism sector and hence their
I am also surprised that the
political parties have not taken
more of a firm stance on the
behaviour of their supporters.
It almost appears to me that
some of these actions were incit-
ed or condoned by them.
Bahamians must realise that
no matter what side of the polit-
ical line we are on, we all should
have one goal which is to pro-
tect our way of life here in the

Bahamas. Are we so arrogant
that we think that these actions
are going unnoticed interna-
tionally by many potential
tourists? We must promote that
we are a peaceful nation with
warm friendly people, where
tourists should feel safe to visit,
not aggressive and violent ones.
We must learn to deal with
opposing views. It appears from
many police reports that as a
society we have a serious prob-
lem with regards to this, hence
so many domestic violence and
crimes of passion being com-
If we begin to accept these
types of actions and behaviour
as the norm we are spiraling
down a dark road in our history.
May 7, 2007.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
FRED Mitchell has a nerve, for the last five
years we have had to endure a Foreign Minis-
ter who travelled around the world at a cost too
big for our small country.
We became too close to losing our good rela-
tionship with the USA because every Marxist
country in the world was supported.
But now Fred calls the best person for for-
eign minister that this country will and has
ever had in the following terms.
"The Cabinet has been partially announced
- Mr Decisive did not quite have his list ready.
But he started by naming Brent Symonette
the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of
Foreign Affairs. This is an absolute insult to the
Bahamian people.
"The people of the world will now think that
Brent Symonette represents what is Bahamian.
We must quickly disassociate ourselves from

this travesty and serious mistake".
Words of Fred Mitchell bahamasuncen-
During Fred's term in office, we had so many
fights with the USA, we allowed the USA to
abduct five of our citizens and the list goes on.
Anyhow Fred is out; we will keep him out
and let him never ever return to power.
Now we must create a reason to have a bi-
election in Fox Hill, if there is not a reason, I
can invent one.
However there is no need for that if the sip-
sip that I hear is true.
The Bahamas, the capital of the world for the
sake our country, please vote FNM simply
the best way better than what we had!

May 6, 2007.

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007, PAGE 5



OIn brief

Man faces
charge of
A MAN was arraigned in
Magistrate's Court on Mon-
day charged with possession
of marijuana with the intent
to supply.
It was alleged that Terrence
Storr, 22, of Perth Street was
found on Sunday, May 6 in
possession of a quantity of
marijuana which authorities
believed he intended to sup-
ply to another.
The prosecution alleged
that Storr was found in pos-
session of 20 grams of mari-
Storr, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at court eight in Bank
Lane, pleaded not guilty to the
charge and was granted bail in
the sum of $7,500. The case
was adjourned to October 18.

US woman
fined for
of marijuana
woman was arraigned in
Magistrate's Court on Mon-
day charged with possession
of marijuana.
According to court dock-
ets, Debra Polito, 48, was
found in possession of a
quantity of marijuana on Sat-
urday, May 5.
The prosecution alleged
that she was found in posses-
sion of 1.9 grams of marijua-
Polito, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel, pleaded guilty to the
charge and was fined $750.
A second charge also
alleged that on the same date,
Polito was found in posses-
sion of a quantity of marijua-
It claimed she was fond
with an additional two grams
of the drug.
Polito again pleaded guilty
and was fined an additional

US wildfires to blame for

smoke on Grand Bahama

Tribune Freeport Reporter
smoke clouds from the wildfires
in Florida and Georgia are
believed to be responsible for
the smoky fog that blanketed
the western Grand Bahama on
Hospital officials issued a
press release on Wednesday
afternoon advising residents
that the smoke clouds from the
wildfires could pose some
health risks as a result of the
mixture of gases and fine parti-
cles from burning trees and oth-
er plant material.
"We have been advised by
the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services that the
smoke clouds from wildfires
which plagued the Georgia and
Florida areas have now reached
the island of Grand Bahama
and is affecting the western
regions of the island," said Hos-

* A wildfire burns in Flagler County, Florida on Monday
(AP Photo/ Daytona Beach News- Journal, David Massey)

pital administrator Sharon
Ms Williams said the smoke
can irritate eyes, affect the res-
piratory system and worsen
chronic heart and lung diseases.
She said it can cause: cough-

ing, a scratchy throat, irritation
of the sinuses, shortness of
breath, chest pain, headaches,
stinging eyes, and a runny nose.
"It may also worsen symp-
toms for people who have pre-
existing respiratory conditions

Critic of Pegasus may face lawsuit

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A former dis-
gruntled employee of Pegasus
Wireless Corporation who pub-
licly claimed that the company
is a sham might soon be facing a
Pegasus CEO Jasper Knabb
revealed that the company's
attorney is preparing to file a law-
suit in the Supreme Court against
a former employee who was
recently fired by the company.
The employee, who signed a
confidentiality clause in an
employment contract, has made
stinging accusations in the press
about the wireless manufactur-
ing plant in Freeport, claiming
that it is really a front and that
Mr Knabb is really here on a
treasure hunting expedition in
waters off Grand Bahama.
- In an interview-with The Tri-
bune on Wednesday, Mr Knabb
said that Pegasus Wireless is no
sham and is open, conducting

business and shipping its wire-
less products overseas.
"This plant has built $2 mil-
lion worth of Cynalynx every
single day, moving to ship every
single order.
"We have had no interrup-
tion from Customs, and the sto-
ries that have come out of the
press (about the plant being
permanently shut down) are
just untrue," said Mr Knabb.
He explained that the com-
pany decided to give all of its
employees a two-week paid
vacation leave, and reopened
as scheduled after the general
Mr Knabb said that the for-
mer employee, in question, was
dismissed for conducting alleged
moonlighting activities during
normal working hours. He also
claims that the employee had
threatened and assaulted him.
He thinks that the employee
retaliated by going to the press
and making unfair accusations
against the company.

"He (the employee) signed a
non-circumvention and non-dis-
closure of a confidentiality
agreement, and we are filing a
lawsuit, and I intend to prose-
cute to the fullest extent of the
law," said Mr Knabb.
Mr Knabb has also denied
the accusation made by the for-
mer employee about him being
a treasure hunter.
"Pegasus has been around for
11 years and is a $100 million
business ...so for that statement
to have any accuracy it would
mean 11 years ago I came up
with the idea to move to the
Bahamas, and buy a Korean
fishing boat which was not here
at the time," he said.
Mr Knabb admits to pur-
chasing the controversial Kore-
an dive boat from Bradford
Marine, which he had repaired
and renamed the Atlantis II.
"I fell in love with this odd
looking boat there is nothing
about that boat that is a trea-
sure hunting boat," he said.

such as allergies, asthma, and
chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease in the following ways:
inability to breathe normally,
cough with or without mucus,
chest discomfort, wheezing
and shortness of breath," she
Ms Williams stressed that
children, the elderly and peo-
ple will pre-existing health con-
ditions are at higher risk and
should limit their time outdoors
until the smoke dissipates.
"We have been advised by
the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services that
meteorological reports indicate
that the smoke should dissipate
in a few hours," she said.
The Tribune can report that
smoky fog affected some of the
outlying western settlements of
Grand Bahama, and some areas
of Freeport.

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Haitians angry after alleged boat ramming

SURVIVORS of the worst
sea disaster to hit Haitian
migrants in years were "angry
and revolted" Wednesday as
they accused a Turks and
Caicos vessel of ramming their

crowded sailboat twice before
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filled waters, a senior Haitian
official said, according to Asso-
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Reports about the alleged
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Caicos boat has taken days to
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vivors are locked in a jail-like
detention center and barred
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Officials say about 160
migrants were jammed in the
rickety sailboat when it capsized
before dawn Friday, flinging
most of them into the Atlantic
Ocean less than a kilometer (a

half-mile) off the Turks and
Caicos Islands, 125 miles north
of Haiti.
"They're very angry and
revolted by what happened,
because this is a problem that
we still can't clarify up until
now," Jeanne Bernard Pierre,
director-general of Haiti's
National Migration Office, told
The Associated Press from the
Turks and Caicos, where she
met with the detained survivors.
Jean-Robert Lafortune,
chairman of the Haitian-Amer-
ican Grassroots Coalition in
Miami, said his group may ask
the United Nations to investi-
"We are very concerned that
deliberate criminal action may
have taken place in the rescue
of the Haitian refugee boat,"
he said.
The British Caribbean terri-
tory's government has said it
will not comment on the
migrants' accusation pending
the outcome of investigations,
one of which is being carried
out by the local government.


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* A TURKS and Caicos police tugboat pulls a capsized migrants
boat during rescue operations off the coast of this Caribbean
island last Friday

Three government experts
also arrived from Britain to
conduct an independent
investigation, said David
Stewart, spokesman for the
Marine Accident Investiga-

r '1

(AP Photo/Vivian Tyson, file)

tion Branch in Britain.
Turks and Caicos Gov.
Richard Tauwhare said Tues-
day the sailboat capsized while
being towed by a police boat in
rough seas, contradicting earli-
er reports by local officials that
police arrived only after the
migrant boat capsized.
Pierre told the AP she has
seen no evidence of a cover-up,
but "it's too early to say that
we're satisfied with the investi-
Earlier, Pierre said Haiti
would consider the ramming of
the migrants boat to be a "crim-
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accounts are found to be true.
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Teen claims police yet to

arrest 'known offender'

A YOUNG man says that
he is frustrated and disheart-
ened that police have yet to
arrest a known offender who,
he claims, robbed him three
weeks ago.
The 16-year-old, who
wished to remain anonymous,
told The Tribune yesterday
that he is losing faith in the
police as there appears to be
little progress in the investi-
gation into the incident.
The teen said that he was
robbed at knife point at a PLP
rally, by a known offender
three weeks ago.
"This guy had a knife. I
could have been killed. I could
have been a statistic that
night," the young man said.
He said that the robber
took his $200 cell phone, as
well as a wrist chain and neck
chain, each valued at roughly
$1,000. The young man said
that he reported the incident
to police immediately and has
been inquiring almost daily on
the progress of the investiga-
tion which is being undertak-
en by the Central Detective
"Heris a known criminal.
When I was giving a descrip-
tion of the person, the police

were able to call the guy's
name before I could. One of
the persons who was there let
us know who the person was
who robbed us because they
were with the boys.
'I just want to know what's
taking them so long. This is
sad," the young man said.

The teen claimed that he
made his own inquiries and
was able to find out where the
perpetrator lived. He claimed
that he has already directed
police to the location, but
there has been no action.
"Maybe this is why people
take matters into their own
hands sometimes," the young
man said.
He even questioned
whether the fact that the inci-
dent took place at the then
governing party's rally might
have played a part in the atti-
tude of the police.
"I also want to know if this
is a political thing. Everything
seems to be so political in this
country, it's so sad. Would
they have dealt with it differ-
ently if this happened at an
FNM rally? I want to know,"
the young man said.

Chief Superintendent of
Police Hulan yesterday sug-
gested that the young man
either return to the location
where he made the complaint
and speak to the officer in
charge who would see to it
that he is brought up to speed
on the status of the investiga-
tion or call on him.
Mr Hanna said he would
ensure that the police facili-
tate the young man with the
necessary information.
"When a complaint is
lodged by a citizen the next
thing the police do is open an
investigation and the investi-
gation is based on what the
complainant tells the police.
"They either go in search of
witnesses or in search of the
accused. In the case of wit-
nesses, the police will ques-
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information they may have
and if that information is rea-
sonably good then the police
will seek to find the suspect.
"The suspect will be cau-
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such that the suspect can be
charged the suspect is charged
and is given a date to come to
court or he may even be given
police bail and that's standard
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Former ZNS talk show host was

earning from three govt contracts

FROM page one

abused as a vulgar propaganda
tool for one political party."
With the ZNS contract sus-
pended, Mr McKinney is still

earning $90,000 per year for
the two remaining contracts,
which have not been termi-
The specifics of Mr McK-
inney's contracts also draw
into question whether work

was done for all of the money
earned in each contract, or if
in one or more of the con-
tracts, money was advanced,
with little to no work having
been done.
The first contract, which

has been suspended by the
Ingraham administration, was
for Mr McKinney to host the
ZNS talk show Immediate
Response for one year, begin-
ning in July 2006. The salary
for this job was $200 per
show, which could lead to a
salary of up to $52,000 per
The second contract Mr
McKinney was engaged in is
for three years commenc-

ing on April 1, 2006 as a
consultant with the Ministry
of Tourism. The salary for
this position is $45,000 per
year with the provision for
the payment of a 15 per cent
gratuity at the successful com-
pletion of the contract.
Perks to this job include
four weeks of fully paid vaca-
tion, 10 days of casual leave,
four weeks paid sick leave
and free medical care if gov-

ernment medical officers and
facilities are used.
Responsibilities of this con-
tract encompass speech writ-
ing, producing public rela-
tions programmes for radio
and television, and any other
duties advised by the direc-
tor general or minister.
The third contract, one that
Mr McKinney might have the
most difficulty proving he
lived up to, is with the Min-
istry of Education.
In this contract Mr McKin-
ney's company, Five Star
International Network, was
awarded $45,000 a year.
Along with the responsibility
of the news monitoring activ-
ity relating to stories regard-
ing the ministry of education,
some of Mr McKinney's addi-
tional duties should include:
the creation of public infor-
mation programmes; the
organisation of montlAy press
conferences; the development
of weekly television and radio
shows; and the development
of reports for publication of
the ministry's achievements.
Interestingly enough, this
contract provides an opt out
clause of sorts that allows Mr
McKinney to renegotiate
these responsibilities, if an
agreement is reached
between him and the min-
With the contents of these
three contracts revealed, Mr
McKinney may be forced to
publicly defend the validity
of his multiple salaries.
And, with all three con-
tracts active, Mr McKinney
was making more money than
the prime minister, the
deputy prime minister and
other ministers of govern-
ment, the commissioner of.
police, permanent secretaries,
and directors of government


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Ingraham focuses on Grand Bahama

with three Cabinet appointments

* NEKO Grant

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham seems to
have already begun keeping his
campaign promises to Grand
Bahama selecting three of the
island's five new MPs to serve in
his cabinet.
Mr Ingraham had told, resi-
dents that if they gave him all
six seats Grand Bahama a
quota they missed by only one -
the island would be greatly
On- Monday; it was
announced that Lucaya MP
Neko Grant is the newly
appointed minister of Tourism
and Aviation, High Rock MP
Kenneth Russell is the minister
of Housing and National Insur-
ance, and Zhivargo Laing, MP
for Marco City, is the minister
of state in the Ministry of
Cabinet appointments in
three very important portfolios
is a sign that bodes well for
Grand Bahama, commentators
Tourism on the island has
been in a slump and it is hoped
that the FNM will be able to
improve the industry. The cost
of living on is also very high,
and there is a continued
demand forhousing in Grand
Zhivargo Laing said he is

* KENNETH Russell


delighted to have the opportu- experience as an economist and
nity to serve in the new cabi- Mr Russell's work in the con-
net. struction and design of struc-
He said that he is proud that tures saying these qualities
the prime minister has demon- makes them well suited for
strated such confidence in him their particular cabinet portfo-
by appointing him as minister lios.
of state in the Ministry of "The prime minister is mak-
Finance. ing full use of the wide range
"I intend to serve with dili- of talent, In Grand Bahama. we
gence. Right now, the focus is believe we have been given the
on preparation of a new bud- attention that our concerns
get for July 1 when the new fis- demand, and we look forward
cal year begins. So, we are to all of the elected MPs per-
working to get a budget pre- forming and fulfilling their com-
pared for the end of next mitment to the Bahamian peo-
month," he said. pie," he said.
In addition to his duties as Mr Thompson said that resi-
minister of state, Mr Laing said dents can look forward to the
he hopes to make the people of implementation of FNM poli-
Marco City proud as their rep- cies in housing that will benefit
resentative in parliament, first-home buyers. He said the
Mr Grant and Mr Russell FNM is looking to introduce
could not be reached for com- lease purchasing, lower down
ments. payments of not more than five
Freeport attorney David per cent of the total cost, and
Thompson said that the resi- easy access to mortgage fund-
dents in Gii nd Bahama are ing.
proud and pleased with the He also stated that residents
appointments of the three of can expect to see the revitali-
their MPs as ministers in the station of the tourism in Grand
FNM cabinet. Bahama, and the refurbish-
Mr Thompson believes that ment of tourist facilities and
the appointments were appro- an increase of jobs on the
private. He pointed out that all of island.
the men scr\cd as cabinet min- Mr Thompson said that
sisters in the previous FNM gov- Bahamians can also expect the
ernment. .-. I FNM to ensure that the country
..He also notld. Mr Grant's. jis fiscally sound, as well as look-
long career in advertising, pro- ing at ways of lowering the ..- i
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all rolled into one evening along
with lots of great food, unfor-
gettable entertainment and a
jovial crowd were some of the
factors which led to the AIDS
Foundation's Seventh Annual
Dine and Dash being dubbed
one of the best ever.

A total of 130 guests attend-
ed the memorable event which
featured a superb four course
meal. For each part of the
meal the group dined at a
unique location which included
stops at Lyford Cay, the Unit-
ed States Ambassador's resi-
dence, picturesque Dolphin

Cay at the Cove Atlantis (host-
ed by Nan Palmer, Atlantis'
chief operating officer and her
husband Geoff Keato) and a
private home on the Eastern
The main course, which was
hosted at Dolphin Cay, includ-
ed assorted gourmet rolls,

organic chicken breast with arti-
choke hearts and goat cheese,
grilled jumbo shrimp, vegeta-
bles and a risotto cake ... all
enjoyed while dining al fresco as
members of the Atlantis' bot-
tlenose dolphins glided peace-
fully through the nearby waters
of the lagoon.
"We are delighted, it's been a
year since we've hosted the last
AIDS Foundation's Dine
Around and we are pleased to
assist once again with such a
worthy cause," said Palmer.
Camille Barnett, president of
the AIDS Foundation of the
Bahamas, said, "We are
absolutely thrilled to be here at
Barnett thanked Atlantis for
its ongoing support of the AIDS
Foundation which is committed
to assisting persons infected
with HIV/AIDS in the country
as well as creating a greater
awareness of the disease.
She also thanked all of the
evening's dinner hosts and
sponsors including Bahamas
Experience, Bristol Cellas and
Milo Butler and Sons, who all
contributed to the event being a
huge success.
Barnett explained that funds
raised from the event would be
used to assist in supporting the
home for orphaned young boys
whose mothers have died from
"We have always had a great
success," said Dr Richard
Knowles, Chairperson of the
AIDS Foundation's Fundrais-
ing Committee. He noted that
the foundation's dine around
has always generated a large
support from the community.
Also in attendance at the


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for jobs given by PLP before election

FROM page one
ini'tf wake of being accused of
victimisationn" by PLP sup-
pWdr'ters after he made com-
fiiiis alluding to the suspen-
siiii.of radio talk show hosts
Stye McKinney and Phillippa
Ru;sell at a rally on Saturday.
.,,Ie said that the PLP will
',e, this term regularly as a
cgvyer up" in the wake of hir-
Ing;unnecessary numbers of
people onto the government
..'So when we do something
about those things, 'Oh they
asvictimized', will be their
r,etgqt," he said.
,,,Kr Ingraham said that the
( 9ger government had been
i solved in issuing contracts
ropany number of public sec-
tor projects that "are not

PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham

fundable by the government
at the moment. We can't fund
them, we can't manage them,

and we can't do them all one
time. It's not possible."
Mr Ingraham said that this
was all a part of the "political
trickery" performed by the
PLP during the run up to the
general elections.
Mr Ingraham stated that
while the Free National
Movement will not victimize
anyone, they will however
review all contracts that were
"hurriedly concluded" by the
former PLP government "in
the days and weeks leading
up to the election".
Mr Ingraham said that his
government will be under-
taking this initiative in order
to safeguard the interests of
"all Bahamians".
"I again reiterate my
promise and commitment to
the Bahamian people that we
will review all contracts that

were hurriedly concluded by
the former PLP government
in the days and weeks leading
up to the election so as to
safeguard the interests of all
Bahamians. And we will keep
the people informed with
regard to these matters," he
Prime Minister Ingraham
also reminded the now leader
of the opposition Mr Perry
Christie that his PLP govern-
ment produced little evidence
of "good governance" during
its tenure.
"Mr Christie, whose gov-

ernment produced little evi-
dence of familiarity with the
requirements of good gover-
nance namely accountabil-
ity, transparency and effi-
ciency ought to refrain
now from attempting to
advise the Free National
Movement Government with
regard to its obligations
under existing contracts and
"Mr Christie would do bet-
ter to concentrate on efforts
to become a responsible par-
ticipant in our democracy,"
he said.

'No leads'

in Cabinet
arson threat

FROM page one

parked on Rawson Square
as the search played out.
Despite the calls by
police for employees to
evacuate the building, Mr
Ingraham and his cabinet
remained inside.
Meanwhile, the police
dog was set to work inside
their government vehicles
to search for any danger-
ous substances.
All employees returned
to the building at around
2.30pm, according to

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FNM is opposed to Crown land sale to

foreigners for large non-productive purposes

FROM page one
"We will ensure that in each
case the interests of The
Bahamas is protected -
whether it be in the sale of
BTC; the sale of the Royal
Oasis here in Grand Bahama:

FROM page one
ment, considering the ongoing demand for vaca-
tion homes and the current desire by many for an
exclusive Caribbean vacation destination close
to the United States mainland."
"We have been exploring opportunities to work
with Behringer Harvard over the past year or
so," Mr Staubach said.
The planned development, for which a Heads
of Agreement was signed by the former Christie
administration earlier this year, is effectively
another high-end, luxury private residential com-
munity for foreign clients with a boutique resort
bolted on.
* The Royal Island boutique hotel will feature 80

the deal to keep the Isle of
Capri Casino at Lucaya opera-
tional; or the sale of Crown land
in Mayaguana or elsewhere,"
he said.
While he said that govern-
ment is not opposed to private-
gated-residential enclaves it is
strongly against such develop-
ments being constructed on


C lo\ n n land pu -chased front
Go\vsci ment at "concessiomi-y
I reiterate what has always
heen our position: the FNNM
welcomes and encourages for-
eign investment in our country
and that includes the purchase
of land by non-Bahamians.
"We will not seek to restrict

rooms and suites. plus 44 villa residences.
This will colipleuICeni the property's 98 beach-
front estate home sites. 102 villa lots and 15 town
The project will also contain a mixed-use village
centre, multiple restaurant venues, and beach
clubs. E\ervythihg i\ill be centred around a 140-
acre harhour, with ihe Royal Island marina con-
taining 200 slips thai can accommodate yachts
up to 300 feet ii length.
A high-speed .acht fuelling station, customs
office and a marina village w,th shops and side-
walk cafes are also planned, alone, with an 18-
hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
The project is expected to employ an estimat-
ed 200-400 Bahamians in the construction of its
first phase.

the right of any private
landowner in our country to sell
his land freely.
"if the sale is in respect of a
private residence, a permanent
resident or an established lot or
property size. no prior permis-
sion is required,'" the prime
minister said.
However.. he said, where the
purchase is in respect of com-
mercial usage, prior approval
of the Government is required.
To address the many needs
of Grand Bahamians, Mr Ingra-
ham promised that when next
there is a need for him to adjust
his Cabinet line-up, he will cre-
ate a Ministry of (Grand
Bahama Affairs.
Hie also accused the PLP gov-
ernninLnt of behaving as they did
after their political defeat in
"It is truly a shame for me to
have to say that on Perry
Christie's watch there was more
political interference in the elec-
total process than at any time
since Independence.
"Petiry Christie promised in
2002 that he would seek to
improve and make more demo-
cratki our election processes.
He failed.
"Too many of them believe
they are the only ones entitled
to govern this land," Mr ingra-
ham said.

pi Mr il AHOr

FROM page one
relates to the incident in gen-
"We are still in the process
of identifying the names of the
people and in some cases we do
have a passport but we need
more physical evidence like fin-
ger prints," the deputy prime
minister said.
However, thus far, Mr
Symonette said that the Cubans
have been very forthcoming and
Reports coming out of Cuba
was that a speedboat with four
crew members was spotted trav-
elling through Cuban territorial
During the operation to iden-
tify and intercept the vessel,
Cuban authorities said that the
boat attempted to evade the
border guard troops, did not
obey repeated calls to stop, col-
lided with the border guard
speedboat and fired shots at the
The report stated that at this
point the Cuban boat was
forced to retaliate and the bor-
der guard opened fire on the
speed boat killing two of the
men and wounding one in the
On board Cuban officials
reportedly discovered 30 pack-

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ages and 13 plastic tanks con-
taining 590 kilograms of mari-
The Cuban government, fi'a
statement, has since said thdt it
regrets the loss of human livds
while at the same time ratify-
ing its "permanent commitment
to combating drug trafficking".
Mr Symonette said that he
Bahamas obviously has to main-
tain relations with Haiti aiiid
Cuba because of their proxiiiii-
ty, but an embassy is just one bf
the ways to o this. "'
"Time will tell if we need to
strengthen the embassyrin
Cuba, or otherwise, after we
look at the finances and so
forth. At this particular point
however everything is befing
done to facilitate an amicable
outcome," the minister said."

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immigration fraud charges
against a man wanted in the 1976
bombing of a Cuban airliner,
according to Associated Press.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister
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ernment planned to seek inter-
national support for the extra-
dition of 79-year-old former CIA
operative Luis Posada Carriles.
"What will happen to Posada
Carriles is in the hands of the
US government," Maduro said,
calling Washington "that ter-
ronr t acting government."
.... H& e at a news-confer-
enceH side CubaiToreign
Minister Felipe Perez Roque,
who said the fact that Posada
is now free shows the hypocrisy
of US President George W
Bush's administration.
Maduro reiterated demands
that Posada either be tried in
the United States for the 1976
jetliner bombing off Barbados
or be turned over to Venezuela
for trial. Venezuela accuses him
of plotting the bombing that
killed 73 people while he was
living in Caracas. Posada has
denied involvement.
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that "this terrorist be put behind
bars where he should be."
"The United States makes a
mockery of international orga-
nizations, international law and
the world's conscience about
this case," Maduro said.
A US judge threw out an
immigration fraud indictment
against Posada on Tuesday, say-
ing the government manipulat-
ed Posada's statement to inves-
A longtime opponent of
Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Posa-
da was accused of entering the
US illegally and was detained in
May 2005. Authorities said he
later lied about how he entered
the country when he sought to,,
b-come a nafJlr ei.LS cilian
SCubd orrqiatsh\ e accused
PC,'st rl peafed aci' of te.r-
rorism, including a hotel bomb-
ing in Cuba that killed an Italian
tourist. He has denied the alle-
Cuba's Perez Roque said the
Bush administration has refused
to classify Posada as a terrorist
and hand him over to Venezuela
because Posada would "make

good on his threat to tell every-
thing that he knows and all that
he did for the US government
when he was a CIA man."
Some in Miami's Cuban-
American exile community
view Posada as a hero for fight-
ing communism.
Posada was acquitted in a
Venezuelan military court, but
that decision was later tossed
out and the case was moved to a
civilian court. He escaped from
a Venezuelan jail in 1985 while
awaiting his retrial.
In a letter sent to Homeland
Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff, New York Rep. Jose
Serrano condemned Posada's
release while'accusing the
H, ,h -ouse of setting a double
sta, rd on terrorism.
: "'ith the release of this ter-
iorist, we have sent the danger-
ous message that political pres-
sure from a group can deter the
US from taking actiorr-against
the worst type of person who
commits crimes against innocent
civilians," wrote Serrano, one
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Denmark says Iran

willing to compensate

for embassy attack

IRAN has agreed to com-
pensate Denmark for damage
done to the Danish Embassy in
Tehran during fiery protests last
year and both sides were still
working out the amount to be
paid, the Danish foreign minis-
ter said Wednesday, according
to Associated Press.
An angry mob protesting
Danish newspaper cartoons of
the Prophet Muhammad
attacked the embassy with rocks
and firebombs in February
Similar attacks occurred in
Lebanon and Syria, and Den-
mark has requested a total of
3.4 million kroner (US$618,000)

in compensation from the three
After a meeting with his Iran-
ian counterpart Wednesday,
Danish Foreign Minister Per
Stig Moeller said the Iranians
had partially agreed to the Dan-
ish demands.
"It's the obligation of the
Iranian government to protect
the embassies according to the
Vienna Convention and it's
good that the Iranian govern-
ment accepts this," Moeller told
reporters in Copenhagen.
"Now it's a question of'fig-
ures and I hope we find a good
result for all of us," he said.
Iran's Foreign Minister
Manouchehr Mottaki was less
committal, however, saying at
a joint news conference that

"those who have been the cause
of such problems" should pay.
But he added that "we have to
manage and find solutions" to
the issue.
Lebanon has agreed to pay
700,000 kroner (US$127,000) -
about 60 per cent of the sum
Denmark asked for but Iran
and Syria had so far refused.
The 12 cartoons first pub-
lished in Danish newspaper Jyl-
lands-Posten and reprinted in a
range of Western media trig-
gered massive protests in the
Muslim world, where the draw-
ings were seen as blasphemous.
Moeller said negotiations
with Iran on the amount of
compensation would continue.
"There is a far distance between
us," he said.

N IRAN'S Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki speaks to the press yesterday in Copenhagen,
Denmark. Mottaki on Wednesday would not acknowledge the need for Iran to pay for damage to
the Danish embassy in Tehran during the Prophet Muhammad cartoon crisis last year.
(AP Photo/John McConnico)

China detains managers from firms

linked to exporting tainted products

CHINA launched a food and
drug safety crackdown on
Wednesday, following an
announcement that authorities
detained managers from two
companies linked to contami-
nated pet food that killed dogs
and cats in North America.
State media, meanwhile,
reported the country's disgraced
former top drug regulator
would go on trial this month on
charges of taking bribes to
approve untested medicine.
The ongoing revelations have
shed a harsh light on China's
notorious food and drug safety
woes, sparking fears that
exported products could conta-
minate food supplies abroad.

Few details were given about
the detentions, which follow a
US Food and Drug Adminis-
tration investigation sparked by
the pet deaths and a recall of
more than 100 brands of pet
food made with the tainted
The FDA discovered
melamine, a chemical used in
plastics, fertilizers and flame
retardants, in the pet food and
traced the contaminated food-
stuff to the Chinese companies.
In a notice on its website,
China's government body
responsible for overseeing food
safety said investigators had
focused on individuals at two
companies blamed for the
melamine tainting, and said
local police had already brought
charges. It did not name those

under investigation or give oth-
er details.
"Relevant departments will
deal strictly with the lawbreak-
ing companies and those
responsible according to the
results of the investigation," the
General Administration of
Quality Supervision, Inspection
and Quarantine said on its web-
China's State Council, or
Cabinet, said the nationwide
crackdown would compel com-
panies to adopt "standards used
in food-importing countries ...
and test products which will be
used to make animal feed or
food for humans."
The government must
"strengthen its investigations
into protein products, especial-
ly melamine," the notice said.

That appeared to reflect con-
cern over the impact of the
scandals on China's exports of
seafood, food additives and oth-
er such products, which com-
pete strongly on price but which
have been repeatedly singled
out for contamination or low
In one such recent case, Mis-
sissippi on Tuesday banned cat-
fish from China after tests found
ciprofloxacin and enrofloxacin,
antibiotics which are banned for
use in the United States.
Tainted drugs are also a seri-
ous problem. Recent reports
have accused a Chinese com-
pany of selling diethylene gly-
col, a chemical cousin of
antifreeze, that ended up in
medicine that killed at least 51
people in Panama.

Zheng Xiaoyu, the former
director of the State Food and
Drug Administration, is accused
of taking up to $780,000 in
bribes to approve untested
medicines, including an antibi-
otic that killed at least 10
The detained managers were
identified as having worked for
Xuzhou Anying Biologic Tech-
nology Development Co and
Binzhou Futian Biology Tech-
nology Co, both listed as having
exported melamine-spiked rice
protein and wheat gluten to the
US inspectors said the tainted
gluten was used to make pet
food and caused the deaths of
an unknown number of dogs
and cats through kidney failure.
Calls to office numbers at the

companies rang unanswered on
Wednesday. The mobile phones
of managers at the companies
were shut off.
The general administration
statement said the companies
had added melamine to the
wheat gluten and rice protein
in a bid to meet the contractual
demand for the amount of pro-
tein in the products.
Melamine has no nutritional
value but because it is nitrogen
rich, it raises the nitrogen level
of feed. That makes it appear
to be higher in protein and,
therefore, garnering a better
price for the makers of feed for
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20,000 Romanians rally to

support suspended preside:

OVER 20,000 Romanians
rallied Wednesday in the Tran-
sylvanian city of Cluj to support
President Traian Basescu, who
was suspended by the opposi-
tion-dominated parliament
pending an impeachment ref-
erendum on May 19, according
to Associated Press.
Addressing the crowd, Bases-
cu accused rich businessmen
and politicians of suspending
him, and promised to reform
Romania's political class if he
wins the referendum and
returns to office.
Polls show Basescu, a former
sea captain who is Romania's
most popular politician, would
easily win the referendum by a
margin of over 20 per cent.
Basescu, who was suspended
by parliament last month on
alleged constitutional violations,
accused former President Ion
Iliescu of being instrumental in
his removal from office. The
country's Constitutional Court
had ruled that Basescu did not
violate the constitution, but its
ruling was nonbinding and law-

makers rejected it. claiming the
president fueled political dis-
putes and usurped the power of
the prime minister.
Iliescu led Romania during
most of its transition from com-
munism. His last term expired
in 2004, and Basescu, who was
mayor of Bucharest, won an
election and came to power on
a pledge to clean up rampant
In Cluj, demonstrators chant-
ed "Thieves" and "Basescu,
back to the palace, parliament
dissolved," and called on Bases-
cu to return to the presidency
and fight corruption.
"I support him because he is
against the oligarchs," said Cris-
tian Mihaescu, 35, an engineer
taking part in the rally. "I am
not necessarily for him, but I
am against corruption, just like
he is."
Also Wednesday, Iliescu's
opposition Social Democratic
Party held a smaller rally in
Sibiu, with party chairman
Mircea Geoana calling on peo-
ple to vote against Basescu.
Geoana accused Basescu of vio-
lating the constitution and said
he was a threat to democracy.


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A VIENNA gallery on
Wednesday returned an
Edvard Munch painting to
the heir of its former owner,
the granddaughter of the
composer Gustav Mahler,
according to Associated Press.
The move comes after an
advisory panel handling
claims for items looted by
the Nazis during World War
II recommended in Novem-
ber that the Austrian Gallery
Belvedere return the work.
Culture Minister Claudia
Schmied and the gallery's
director handed over the paint-
ing- titled "Summer Evening
at the Beach" to Marina
Mahler at a brief ceremony.
In 1937, Mahler's grand-
mother, Alma Mahler,
loaned the painting to the
museum for two years, the
Austria Press Agency,
reported. In March 1938, she
fled the country with her
Jewish husband after Aus-
tria's annexation by Nazi
Germany. In April 1940,
Alma Mahler's stepfather
sold the painting to the
gallery. After the war, Alma
Mahler tried in vain to
reclaim the work. Her grand-
daughter, in turn, has pushed
for its restitution for years.
As a thank you, Mahler
gave the Republic of Aus-
tria a Gustav Mahler bust
that she hopes will be put on
display in the state opera.

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will step in to
help civilians
in Sri Lanka

THE United States will try .
to help solve some of the prob-
lems-suffered by civilians living '
on a war-ravaged peninsula in
northern Sri Lanka, a senior US .
diplomat said Wednesday dur-
ing a visit to discuss the coun-
try's stuttering peace process, .'
according to Associated Press.
US Assistant Secretary of
State Richard Boucher traveled
Wednesday to the Jaffna penin- '"
sula, a predominantly ethnic .
Tamil area, where he met with
local government, military and
civic leaders, the Sri Lankan *K-
Foreign Ministry said.,
"I have had a very interesting .
visit and spoke to a lot of people .
about the situation here, trying
to understand the difficulties
people face," Boucher told
reporters in Jaffna.
"We'll try to do our part to
try and solve some of these
problems," he said, without
The ministry did not say what
Boucher discussed with the offi-
In August, the military
blocked the only land link to
the peninsula parts of which
are controlled by separatist
Tamil rebels effectively cut-
ting off some 500,000 ethnic .
Tamils from the rest of the *-'
country. The closure has led to
soaring food prices in Jaffna.
The Tamil Tiger rebels began *i
fighting in 1983 to establish an *
independent homeland in Sri
Lanka's north and east for the '':
country's mostly Hindu Tamils, .
who have faced decades of dis-
crimination by the predomi-
nantly Buddhist Sinhalese
The Jaffna peninsula is the
heart of that violent struggle. -
The war killed at least 65,000
people before a Norwegian-bro-
kered cease-fire in 2002. But
the peace process has steadily
unraveled since December
2005, and air raids, bus bomb-
ings, suicide attacks and jungle
clashes have claimed an esti-
mated 4,000 lives since then.
Boucher's visit to the north
comes just days after fighter jets
pounded rebel positions there.
Boucher met with Foreign
Minister Rohitha Bogollagama
on Tuesday and was scheduled
to hold talks with President
Mahinda Rajapakse and other
officials during his three-day
visit, which ends Thursday.

celebrate UK
win against

THE European Union has
abandoned plans to phase out ,
Britain's imperial measures, EU
officials said Wednesday, a deci-
sion which will allow old fash-
ioned feet, inches, pounds, ounces
and gallons to co-exist with offi- .
cial metres, grams, and liters,
according to Associated Press.
Some British politicians are '.:
calling the move a victory for
common sense. The Metric Mar-
tyrs, a lobbying group, said it '
felt vindicated by years of strug- ..
gle that began when a trader
was convicted in 2001 for refus-
ing to sell bananas by the kilo.
"It has been 'people power' -',
that has forced the European
Commission and the govern-
ment to abandon the enforced
metrication program," Metric
Martyrs chief Neil Herron said
in a statement. "We have saved
the pint, the mile, the yard, the
foot as well as pounds and
Britain, like almost every oth-
er country in the world, offi-
cially uses the metric system,
but imperial measures are often '
displayed alongside their metric .
counterparts. "'..
EU rules drafted in 1999 *,.
would have phased out the ,'*--
imperial system by 2009, but
new rules will allow it to live
on, EU Industry Commissioner
Geunter Verheugen's .
spokesman Ton van Lierop *..
British members of the Euro-
pean Parliament praised the *
"This is a victory for common
sense," Liberal Democrat law- .*
maker Liz Lynne said. "I have
always said that if people want -.-.
their produce in pounds and :'
ounces or in pints they should

be allowed it and if they want to -*
buy in metric also they should .
be able to. This is all about free-
dom of choice."


* ROMANIA'S suspended President Traian Basescu gestures during a meeting witi
journalists in Bucharest, Romania last week. Basescu said that Parliament suspended
because he refused to negotiate judicial and moral reforms with leading politicians, a
was confident that he would not be impeached in a May 19 referendum.



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Blair to announce intention to step down

as Britain's Labour party leader Thursday

PRIME Minister Tony Blair
will announce his intention to
step down as Labour Party
leader Thursday, setting the
clock ticking on the final weeks
of his 10-year premiership,
according to Associated Press.
Blair's official spokesman
said the prime minister would
set out his intentions to Cabinet
colleagues on Thursday morn-
ing. He is then expected to trav-
el to his Sedgefield constituen-
cy in northern England to make
a public announcement.
Speculation about Blair's res-
ignation date intensified after
he celebrated a decade in pow-
er on May 1.
In British parliamentary tra-
dition, the leader of the largest
party in the House of Commons
serves as prime minister. Blair's
announcement that he is step-
ping down as Labour leader will
trigger a leadership contest that
would see him replaced as par-
ty leader, and prime minister,
within about seven weeks.
Treasury chief Gordon
Brown, Blair's longtime friend
and rival, is the favorite to suc-
ceed him, although two back-
bench Labour lawmakers also
have announced their intention
to run.
Blair's announcement has
been awaited since Sept. 30,
2004, when he said in a televi-
sion interview that he would
serve only one more term his
third as prime minister.
The announcement, made

when he was facing a surgical
procedure to correct a heart
problem, was one he came to
regret, as opponents, party
rivals and the media pressed
him to set a date for his depar-
In September, Blair told del-
egates at Labour's annual con-
ference that it would be his last
as party leader.
Dogged by the unpopular war

in Iraq and weakened within his
own party, the once-unassail-
able Blair came to be seen as a
lame duck.
Conservative leader David
Cameron accused Blair on
Wednesday of being "a prime
minister who ... simply
doesn't understand that it's
Prime ministers recently have
tended to stay on in the House

of Commons for a time.
John Major, Blair's prede-
cessor, kept his seat for four
years, and Margaret Thatcher
served out the remaining 18
months of her parliamentary
term after resigning as prime
minister in 1990.
Ted Heath, Conservative
prime minister in 1970-74, con-
tinued in the Commons for 26

* BRITISH Prime Minister
Tony Blair. Speculation about
Blair's resignation date inten-
- sified after he celebrated a
Decade in power on May 1.
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By Steve Becker

Bidding Quiz

You are the dealer, both sides vul-
nerable. What would you bid with
each of the following three hands:
1. 4 KQ863 V AQ KQ5 + AJ7
2. 4 K9842 Y AKQ93 4 9 + 85
3. AK943 V 864 4 KQ875

ii 1. Two notrump. The only bids
that can be seriously considered are
one spade and two notrump. There
are several objections to the one-
spade bid. First, there is the danger
that partner might pass with four or
S five points, and a good game contract
Might be missed. Then there is the
possibility that partner might
I respond one notrump, which you
Should have to raise to three notrump
-- a contract that would probably
Splay better with the strong hand as
Ideclarer rather than as dummy.
Also, there is the natural ambiguity
associated with any opening of one
of a suit, a bid that can run the gamut
of high-card values and distribution.
As opposed to this, the two-
notrump bid delivers a precise mes-
sage all in one breath. It shows 21 or
22 points (some play 20 or 21), bal-
NI W anced distribution and stoppers in all
suits which is exactly what you
have. The most descriptive bid
almost always works out best
2. One spade After opening with
one spade, youi intend to bid your
hearts twice, thereby implying at
least a 5-5 distribution. You do this
even though the hearts are much
stronger than the spades.
If you were to bid hearts first and

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words In
the main
body of

SA IHOW many words of four
F letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each letter
Smay be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter

( [ CRYPTIC PUZZLE 16/2 ,4 I s

'4 Excited talk of disposal
of rubble? (6)
7 Mine pony possibly
seen as cash (3,5)
8 Be sad about a tree used
for timber (6)
10 Passed a writer in the street (5)
13 Horse pistol? (4)
14 Haul around in a dance (4)
15 To have one in the southeast is
sensible (4)
,16 Work as a miner in Cardigan (3)
17 A less than daily assembly (4)
19 figure half Ealing is
-ion-vegetarian (4)
21 lor Scott, it was quite a find (9)
23 Sucy during supper time (4)
24 In me, perhaps (4)
26 Anger at some unfair excise (3)
27 Bird you can hear
shuffling around? (4)
29 Flier with no rightto be a milk
supplier (4)
32 Handle roughly in rugby (4)
33 Nastythingto do to the
crows (5)
34 But can thehorsebemade slower by
their use? (6)
35 Sign of a high-flying product? (4,4)
36 One man's name for
Australian port (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Big top 7, Regulate 8, Cat-O 10, A-b-AC-us 11,
Ignore 14, Leg 16, Unes 17, AI-MS 19, Came-L 21, Baker
22, Wo-me-n 23, Seek 26, N-ovel 28, Meg 29, U-N-able
30, Carafe 31, He-ed 32, Steer-age 33, F-eeb-ly
DOWN: 1, Banana 2, Traces 3, Pros 4, Juggler 5, Bacon 6,
Pekes 8, Calm 9, Tug 12, Nil 13, Re-eve 15, Tak-e-n 18,
Lemor;19, C-am 20, Me-N 21, Bollard 22, Web 23,
Se-Rene 24, Egad 25, Ke-enl-y 26, N-urse 27, Vases 28,
MA-E 30, Chef

1 Like monkey tricks with a ship? (5)
2 Has wings, though one has a broken
leg(5) .
3 Having made a duck with the bat,
possibly sunk? (4)
4 Poet surprisingly bor around the 4th
of July? (5)
5 Transported to the right apartment (4)
6 The pulse of a chap when lit up? (6)
9 One playing matches in legs? (6)
11 A boxer can be a pet! (3)
12 Drain Ingeniously to the
lowest point (5)
13 Medicine for an animal that's
swallowed half a loaf (7)
15 Thus written in musicology (3)
16 Notes the early dosing time (3)
18 Uke a star upset over a novice? (6)
20 Build something in the
rectory garden (5)
21 .Jack's river? (3)
22' By way of suggesting Virginia's
out of line (3)
23 Previous, nearly finished building (6)
25 Put on enough to get 500 ahead (3)
28 Strong as a dog (5)
30 Blue blooded boys (5)
31 Times when one hears a faint hiss (5)
32 Plan to get nasty (4)
33 Moved in a less pedestrian
manner (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Adored 7, Athletes 8, Scar 10, Accede 11,
Facade 14, Odd 16, Taken 17, Date 19, Power 21, Cower
22, Sated 23, Glee 26, Outer 28, Ale 29, Brutal 30, France
31, Rent 32, Scenario 33, Grease
DOWN: 1, Afraid 2, Recede 3, Dare 4, Bloater 5, Steak 6,
Ashen 8, Scol 9, Add 12, Car 13, Deuce 15, Lower 18,
Augur 19, Pot 20, Wed 21, Caraway 22. Set 23, Glance 24,
Lent 25, Emerge 26, Obese 27, Tunes 28, Are 30,

4 Finally (6)
7 Snake (8)
8 Dig up (6)
10 Prise (5)
13 Encounter (4)
14 Appear(4)
15 Crooked (4)
16 Cot (3)
17 Wild pig (4)
19 Among (4)
21 Authenticated (9)
23 Difficult (4)
24 Canvas shelter (4)
26 Brown (3)
27 Again (4)
29 Sharp (4T
32 Was untruthful (4)
33 Slip (5)
34 Of the sea (6)
35 M East capital (8)
36 Stupidity (6)

1 Drops (5)
2 Bisect(5)
3 Entrance(4)
4 Loaded (5)
5 Animal fat (4)
6 Insulated (6)
9 Keep (6)
11 Snakelike fish(3)
12 Glowing coal (5)
13 Deserved (7)
15 Racket(3)
16 Offer (3)
18 Consecrate (6)
20 Type of element (5)
21 Tin (3)
22 Not many (3)
23 Risk (6)
25 Free (3)
28 Poor (5)
30 About (5)
31 Thick (5)
32 Swimming pool (4)
33 Celebrity (4

then follow up by bidding spades
twice, you would mislead partner on
two counts: First, he would assume
that you had six hearts and five
spades. Secondly, because such a
sequence would constitute a
"reverse," indicating 17 points or
more, partner would assume you had
a much stronger hand than you actu-
ally have.
3. One club. While it is true that
the higher ranking of two five-card
suits is ordinarily named first when
opening the bidding, as in the previ-
ous problem, an exception is usually
made when the two suits are spades
and clubs.
The reason for the exception
becomes apparent when the rebid
problem is considered. If you were to
open one spade, it would be neces-
sary to go into the three level to show
your clubs if partner responded two
hearts or two diamonds, and this
might easily get you overboard or
result in your winding up in the
wrong suit.
By opening one club, the spade
suit can next be shown on the one
level if partner makes the expected
response of one diamond or one
heart. It is true that at that moment,
partner will think you have only four
spades, but you plan to bid spides
again at your next turn, thereby
informing him that you have five
spades rather than four. At the same
time, this will tell him that you have
five or six clubs, since you would not
have opened one club with a holding
of five spades and only four clubs.

and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 15; very good 22;
excellent 29 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

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Michael Adams v Elizabeth
Paehtz, Gibtelecom Masters
2007. England number one
Adams, though ranked ninth in
the world, was absent from the
Start lists of this year's elite
tournaments at Corus Wijk and
Linares. Adams launches his
2007 world title campaign this
spring when he plays candidates
matches in Russia, so Gibraltar's
powerful open, the best of its
kind in Europe, offered a chance
to get into shape. The
Comishman, 35, began with a
pairing against Germany's
number one woman
grandmaster. White (to move) is
a pawn ahead, but there seems
plenty of play left and Black
threatens Nc6xa7. How did
Adams win quickly?

MAY 10

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Don't take a loved one's harsh words
to heart, Aries. He or she is going
through a rough time and just needs to
vent a little. Things will blow over by
early next week.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Don't try to force your views onto
others, Taurus. Everyone is entitled to
his or her own opinions. A family
friend drops by unexpectedly. Don't
rush this person out the door.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
When it comes to a heart-to-heart
talk with a loved one, be blunt. That
special someone has an important
question for you. Be truthful, but also
"assist with the decision made.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
While you need to show your
authority at work, don't step on too
many toes. Show your coworkers
some compassion. A friend asks a
favor of you.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Don't be possessive when it comes to
a special someone, Leo. He or she
truly cares for you but also needs
some time alone. You give financial
advice to a close friend.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You get caught in the middle of a dis-
agreement between colleagues early in
the week, Virgo. While you didn't
want to get involved, help them work
through the issue.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
One day this week, coworkers will
need your help with a project. A
loved one monopolizes your time
during the evening. Don't worry; the
weekend is yours alone.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
While you like to be in charge, that's
not how things work early in the
week. Let someone else take control
when it comes to a business prob-
lem. Pay attention, and learn.
A lot of people are depending on
you this week, Sagittarius.
Consider what is best for every-
one involved even if you must
make some compromises.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You have a lot on your mind,
Capricorn. If you're nervous, talk to a
trusted friend. Things will quiet down
by Friday, leaving you time to enjoy
your weekend.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Try to take it easy this week,
Aquarius. You've been busy for a
while. Now that you have a break,
enjoy yourself. Be supportive of a
loved one who needs your help.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
That special someone has a surprise
for you. Don't accept it if you're
having second thoughts about the
relationship. Consider it deeply.




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and Black resigned. White captures the pinned c6
knight, then wins easily on material.
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International investigation, grim recovery

continue at Cameroon plane crash site

* DOUALA, Cameroon
U.S. AVIATION experts
conferred with their Kenyan
and Cameroonian counterparts
Wednesday in an international
effort to determine what caused
a Kenya Airways jet to crash
into a central African swamp
and kill all 114 aboard, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The Americans, from the
National Transportation Safe-
ty Board, were meeting with the
African experts in preparation
for their contribution to the
investigation, said Lonnie Kel-
ley, the U.S. Embassy
spokesman in Cameroon.
Experts from Boeing, which
made the 737-800 that crashed
Saturday, also were expected.
Evanson Mwaniki, Kenya
Airways chairman, said the
company was also bringing in
British forensic and DNA spe-
cialists and equipment to help
identify bodies. Bodies were
being found in pieces and badly
decomposed after more than 40
hours in the water, making the
"identification process more
complicated and time consum-
ing," Mwaniki said.
Kenya Airways officials said
Wednesday that the remains of
81 of those aboard had been
recovered so far.
Kenya Airways chief Pilot
James Ouma told a Nairobi
news conference on Tuesday
that the Kenyan crash investi-
gators at the site now believe
Flight 507 crashed about 30 sec-
onds after takeoff. Officials in
Cameroon had said earlier that
they lost contact with the air-
craft 11-13 minutes into flight.
The investigation has just
begun, and the discrepancy
could not immediately be
Kenyan officials also said
Tuesday they would like the
flight data recorder, which was
discovered Monday, to be
examined in Canada, but

acknowledged the decision
would be made by Cameroon.
Officials in Cameroon refused
to say whether there was any
conflict with Kenya over the
flight recorder or crash investi-
Kenyan officials said
Wednes&g there was no tei-
sion between the two countries,
afid that they had confideneerin

the efforts of Cameroonians
leading the recovery effort and
It took nearly two days to
find the wreckage, most of it
submerged in murky orange-
brown water and concealed by a
thick canopy of trees. For rea-
sons that have yet t .be.
explained, the plane- stp.p ed
emitting signals after an initial

distress call, slowing the search.
At the crash site, one team
gathered personal effects and a
second was dedicated to recov-
ering human remains. The
stench of death and spilled fuel
permeated the air.
Xavier Clotaire Noa, a
Cameroonian firefighter acting
as foreman of the search, said
the muddy hole where the plane

fell was inundated with water.
"We tried to empty it a few
times but the water keeps com-
ing back in," he said Tuesday.
Flight 507, a six-month-old
Boeing 737-800, had taken off
an hour late because of storms.
A source close to the airline's
investigation, who spoke on
condition of anonymity because
he was not authorized to speak

RESCUE workers seen-at
the crash site of the Kenya
Airways plane in Mbanga
Pongo, Cameroon, Tuesday,
May 8,2007. Africa's air sat-,
ty record is among the worst:
in the world. The crash of ....
Kenya Airways Flight 507,;,-
which killed all 114 people on'.
board, put a spotlight on air
travel in a continent with vi~t
expanses where radar covei~"'
age is sparse to nonexistent;''
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to the press, said Monday the
early investigation focused on
a theory the plane lost power
in both engines, perhaps
because of the storm, and di
not have enough altitude'to
glide back to the airport.
Ouma, the Kenya Airways
pilot, noted that the wreckage
was found on the flight path and
close to the airport. Procedures
for losing all power in an air-
craft call for the pilot to try to
return to the airport along the
same path. The plane also
crashed nose-first, consistent
with a plane stalling as a pilot
desperately tried to coax it
along the glide path.
Among the 105 passengers
was Nairobi-based Associated
Press correspondent Anthony
Mitchell, 39, who had been on
assignment in the region. Nine
crew members also were on
While air travel in Africalis
notoriously perilous, Kenya
Airways is considered one of
Africa's safest airlines.
The last crash of an interg-
tional Kenya Airways flight was
on Jan. 30, 2000, when Flight
431 was taking off from Abid-
jan, Ivory Coast, on its way to
Nairobi. Investigators blamed
a faulty alarm and pilot eiror
for that crash, which killed 169,

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Negotiators 'beat

off EU's OECD

tax exchange

agenda in EPA

CARICOM Ambassador warns Bahamas
'must keep our eyes open' to ensure tax
exchange not slipped into trade deal
Bahamas likely to submit EPA services
bffer 'possibly in June'

Tribune Business Editor said "no way" to tax informa-
tion exchange because it had
CARIBBEAN negotiators never been discussed by the
have so far resisted the Euro- two sides and was not consid-
pean Union's (EU) efforts to ered to be part of the EPA
impose the Organisation for agreement.
Economic Co-Operation and The EPA had to be agreed
Development's (OECD) tax by both sides the EU and all
S information exchange stan- CARIFORUM members,
dards on the Bahamas through including the Bahamas and
the Economic Partnership this nation and the region
S Agreement (EPA), the CARI- would never agree to the inclu-
COM Ambassador yesterday sion of tax information
warning that this nation must exchange, Mr Archer added.
"keep our eyes open until it's However, although CARI-
beaten off". FORUM has been successful
Leonard Archer, speaking to date, there is not doubt that
to The Tribune from Geneva the EU and OECD are deter-
where he was attending a mined to get tax information
World Trade Organisation exchange on to the agenda and
(WTO) meeting, said repre- included in the EPA, despite
S sentatives from CARIFO- the Bahamas' resistance.
RUM, which was negotiating The Tribune revealed earlier
the EPA on the Bahamas' this week how the OECD was
behalf, had confirmed that the looking to use the EPA as a
EU had included compliance 'Trojan Horse' to impose its
with the OECD's 'harmful tax 'harmful tax practices' initia-
practices' initiative in its ini- tive on the Bahamas and other
tial services offer. Caribbean financial centres via
CARIFORUM had resisted the back door.
the EU's attempts to include Jeffrey Owens, director of
tax information exchange, and the Organisation for Econom-
compliance with the OECD's ic.Co-Operation and Develop-
demands for this and greater ment's (OECD) tax policy and
transparency, in the EPA an administration unit, illustrated
effort that has proven success- just how vulnerable the
ful, for the time being.
Mr Archer said the EU's S a 4
efforts had been "shot down" SEE page 4

Cable 'reaps benefits

of digital TV take-up

Tribune Business Editor
CABLE Bahamas yesterday
said it was "reaping the benefits
of a tremendous customer take-
up" of its Oceans Digital TV
product, after seen 2007 first
quarter net income and rev-
enues increase by 15.5 per cent
and 15.7 per cent respectively.
The BISX-listed company
saw net income rise year-over-
year from $4.323 million to
$4.994 million, while revenues
increased from $15.66 million
to $18.126 million for the three
months to March 31, 2007.
Barry Williams, Cable

Company's net
income up over
15%, as Caribbean
Crossings revenues
rise 15.5% and swaps
mitigate interest
expense rise

Bahamas vice-president of
finance, told The Tribune that
the company had "significant-
ly completed" the termination

SEE page 3

$500m resort 'would

become one of world's

most luxurious'

* Aman Resort developers hopeful project will proceed after 'frustrating' five-year wait
for former administration to fulfill Heads of Agreement
* Believe Norman's Cay development will be model for Family Island projects
* Project to employ hundreds of Bahamians

Tribune Business Editor

behind a pro-
posed $5o0 mil-
lion tourism
development that
"would become one of the
most luxurious resorts in the
world" are hoping the FNM
election victory will act as the
spur to get their project mov-
ing, after the 2002 Heads of
Agreement they signed with
the first Ingraham administra-
tion was never fulfilled by the
Christie government.
Jonathan Breene, of the
New York/Miami-based Setai
Group, which has partnered
with the high-end, ultra-luxury
hotel chain Aman Resorts for
the 1,000-acre project on Nor-
man's Cay in the Exumas, said
he and his partners were wait-
ing to go and just needed "the
Government to say we want
this to happen".
The resort, which will be
called Aman Caya, would
employ "something like" 250-
300 Bahamians when it
became fully operational after
a five-to-six year build-out, Mr
Breene told The Tribune,
adding that Aman's focus on
low density, niche, one-storey
developments was a model for
Family Island resort projects.
"We want to get this project
moving," Mr Breene said. "We


think it's fantastic for the
Bahamas, and once we get this
done we may look at other
projects in the Bahamas.
"We're very excited that Mr
Ingraham is in power. He's a
man of principle and his word.
When you sit in a meeting with
him, if he says he will do some-
thing, he will do it."
Mr Breene added: "We
signed a Heads of Agreement
back in 2002, and we've basi-
cally been sitting and waiting
since that time to get the pro-
ject moving.
"We're looking forward to
hopefully getting his [Mr Ingra-
ham's] support again, and
moving this project on. I think
it's great for the Exumas."


Mr Breene said the Aman
Caya resort would employ nat-
ural materials in its design and
construction, focusing on an
ultra high-end, luxury devel-
opment that was low density
but would enable the develop-
ers to charge clients the high
room rates needed to gener-
ate profits in the Bahamas'
high operating cost environ-
He added that the high room
rates would also generate
greater room tax and Stamp
Duty revenues for the Bahami-
an government, and Aman's
focus on a development scale
that was appropriate for the
islands on which it was located
meant the Norman's Cay infra-

structure and workforce would
not be "overburdened".
"Aman is regarded as the
best and most luxurious high
end resort chain, and having
this project is going to be great
for everyone," Mr Breene said.
"I think it's the style of pro-
ject the Government should be
looking for [in the Family
Islands], rather than mega
"I think Aman fits the bill
more than any developer in
the world. At the end of the
day, it will become one of the
most luxurious resorts in the
world. The beauty of Norman's
Cay, the Exumas and the style
of the development we're
doing, in conjunction with the
service and the people down
there, it's a special, unique
island. It's going to be very,
very unique."
Mr Breene said a Bahami-
an village would be located
around the Aman Caya's mari-
na. Apart from the boutique
resort, the development will
also feature at least 100-150
private villas in a residential
component, and the develop-
ers were also. considering
whether to include a golf
course and further real estate
"It ends up being quite sub-
stantial," Mr Breene said,

SEE page 5

Bahamas creates 25

per cent of CARICOM

services exports

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas generates
almost a quarter, some 24.5 per
cent, of all services exports pro-
duced by CARICOM countries,
documents seen by The Tribune
reveal, showing the need for this
nation to play a leading role in
the services and investments
negotiations on the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union (EU).
Data produced by the World
Trade Organisation (WTO) sta-
tistics division, and released by
the CARICOM Regional

Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM), showed that in 2004
only Jamaica which has a
much larger population than the
Bahamas' 300,000 was respon-
sible for a greater percentage
of CARICOM's $8.38 billion
services exports that year.
The Bahamas generated
$2.056 billion in services exports
in 2004, largely through its
tourism and financial services
industries, a figure that repre-
sented a 38 per cent increase
on the $1.49 billion produced a

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Tribune Business
The Free National
Movement is in the
process of shaping the
2007-2008 Budget to reflect the
new government's policies, new-
ly-appointed Minister of State
for Finance, Zhivargo Laing,
told The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Laing said that although
he was not completely aware of
everything that will fall under
his ministry's responsibility, he

CABLE, from 1
of its old analog services, and
the conversion to Oceans Digi-
tal TV.
"We're reaping the benefits
of a tremendous customer take-
up," Mr Williams said of
Oceans Digital TV, Cable
Bahamas having started to roll
it out in Abaco and Eleuthera
in September 2005 before tak-
ing it to New Providence in
December of that year.
"The first quarter of 2007 is
reaping almost the full benefits
of the digital conversion. We
would have had partial digital
revenues" in the same period
in 2006, Mr Williams said.
For the first three months to
March 31, 2007, Oceans Digi-
tal TV produced $2.2 million in
revenues for Cable Bahamas, a
rise of 62 per cent upon the
$836,000 realized from the ser-
vice in the 2006 first quarter.
During that 2006 period, ana-
log revenues realized by Cable
Bahamas were around $700,000,
Mr Williams said, meaning that
combined with Oceans Digital
TV it would have produced
$1.536 million. This was still 30

CARICOM, from Page 1
decade earlier in 2004.
The Bahamas' heavy reliance on its ser-
vices industries to produce jobs, wealth, a
relatively high per capital income and good
standard of living make it imperative for
this nation to safeguard its main economic
drivers by taking a leadership role in CAR-
IFORUM, the body negotiating the EPA
with.the EU on its behalf.
iThe WTO data released by the CRNM

will be work-
ing closely
with Prime
Hubert Ingra-
ham, who has
given himself
the Minister
of Finance
Mr Laing E LAING
added that
investment projects left on the
table by the Christie adminis-
tration, such as the Baha Mar
supplemental Heads of Agree-
ment and the South Ocean

per cent lower than what
Oceans Digital TV realized
alone in the 2007 first quarter.
"There's more choice, there's
more options and there's some-
thing for everyone. We think
we've given customers what
they want in terms of enter-
tainment," Mr Williams said in
terms of Oceans Digital TV.
While cable television was a
mature market for Cable
Bahamas, Mr Williams said
future growth in this segment
depended on the rate of new
home and subdivision con-
struction in the major Bahamas
He confirmed that the com-
pany was still seeing 5 per cent
year-over-year growth in cable
television subscriber numbers,
something that was achieved in
the 2007 first quarter.
Mr Williams said Cable
Bahamas felt there was
"tremendous growth" potential
left for its Internet business,
with the company having about
a 40 per cent penetration rate in
terms of cable television sub-
scribers who also had its Inter-
net service.

redevelopment, would proba-
bly be an area of focus.
Immediately after the new
Parliament convenes on May
23, Mr Ingraham will be making
the budget communication on
May 30.
Mr Laing acknowledged this
gives the Government very little
time to tailor the Budget to its
spending priorities, but said it
was not cause for concern
because of the confidence min-
isters have in the Ministry of
Finance staff, who have been
preparing the document for
some time now.

On the date side of Cable
Bahamas' business, Mr
Williams said the results pro-
duced by its Caribbean Cross-
ings subsidiary were "kind of
ahead of what we generally
expected", year-on-year rev-
enue growth standing at 16 per
cent in the 2007 first quarter.
He attributed this to
Caribbean Crossings "acquir-
ing a number of large new
clients", an indication the
Bahamian business community
had confidence in the compa-
ny's product and that its brand
name was well known in the
Mr Williams said Cable
Bahamas was running an oper-
ating income margin of about
50 per cent, adding that the
company was paying "close
attention to costs", especially
expenses and maintenance
Operating expenses rose
faster than revenues in the 2007
first quarter, jumping by 16.8
per cent from $7.806 million to
9.121 million.
Operating income for the first
quarter rose by 14.7 per cent to

also showed that in 2004 the Bahamas was
responsible for 22.6 per cent of all com-
mercial services exports by CARICOM,
generating $1.159 billion out of a total
5.131 billion.
The Bahamas' commercial services trade
output increased in 2005 to $1.26 billion,
more than double the $593 million pro-
duced by this nation over a decade earlier in
Leonard Archer, the Bahamas Ambas-
sador to CARICOM, who is acting as the
"' Tr. "d ?- ,. ...,

At the moment, Mr Laing
said the new Cabinet was still
being briefed on what is going
on in the ministries.
"We're really only getting up
to speed on what has been hap-
pening," he said.
He added that at this stage,
he could not say what new poli-
cies would be implemented in
the Budget or whether any tax-
es would be added or removed.
In the party's Manifesto
released just before the elec-
tion, the FNM vowed to adopt
"a balanced Budget" fiscal pol-
icy, maintain a 'no income tax'

$9.005 million, from $7.854 mil-
lion the year before, while oper-
ating income was ahead by 16.4
per cent at $6.263 million, com-
pared to $5.379 million last year.
Cable Bahamas saw 2007 first
quarter interest expense
increase by 59.3 per cent to
$607,000, compared to $381,000
last year.
Mr Williams attributed this
to the fact that Cable Bahamas
experienced a number of inter-
est rate increases on its debt in
the early part of 2006, which
flowed into this year's quarter
but had not happened during
the same period last year.
He explained that the interest
rates on Cable Bahamas' debt
were tied to the London Inter-
Bank Offering Rate or LIBOR,
which "increased significantly
last year".
"We did take some steps to
kind of mitigate interest
expense by entering into inter-
est rate swaps to fix the interest
rates on most of our borrow-
ings," Mr Williams said.
This, he added, had "nipped
in the bud" the major impact
from the LIBOR increases.

'point man' on the EPA talks, said the
Bahamas is likely to make its services offer
to the EU "possibly in June" 2007.
Yet the CRNM is reporting that CARl-
FORUM and the EU have already made
preliminary services offers, with the two
sides set to make proposals and counter-
proposals in the coming months as they
seek to conclude the EPA and implement it
by January 1, 2008.
The next services negotiating session is set
for May 28-June 1, 2007.

fiscal regime, reduce the heavy
reliance for balance of pay-
ments support on the sale of
Bahamian land to foreigners.
and address the huge external
imbalance created by such land
The FNM also vowed to sim-
plify customs tariffs, amalga-
mate customs duty and stamp
tax, reduce real property tax
rates payable on commercial
properties, and exempt new

homeowners from the payment
of real property tax for a period
of five years, following upoun
the completion of a new owner-
occupied residence.
Further the party pledged to
enact an omnibus Business
Licensing Act to provide for a
single license for all businesses
except for the provision of
financial, insurance and profes-
sional services, gaming and
allied building trades.

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Negotiators 'beat off' EU's OECD

tax exchange agenda in EPA

FROM page 1

Bahamas is to its 'harmful tax

practices' initiative as it nego-
tiates trade agreements such
as the EPA with the EU.
In testimony on 'offshore tax

evasion' before the US Senate
Finance Committee last week,
Mr Owens directly linked com-
pliance with the OECD's

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'harmful tax practices' goals to
the EPA negotiations, which
are attempting to preserve
'duty-free' market access for
Bahamian exporters to the
EU, and access to free grant
funding contained in the Euro-
pean Development Fund
Mr Owens said: "The EU
has linked the good gover-
nance agenda, tax compliance
and development by including
in their partnership agreements
with developing countries in
Africa, the Caribbeanand the
Pacific, goals on transparency
and effective exchange of
Quoting directly from an EU
document on its goals for the
EPA, Mr Owens said: "For the
Caribbean and Pacific regions,
the Community's priority will
be to promote good financial,
fiscal and judicial governance.
"These regions need to
rapidly implement OECD
standards on transparency and
the effective exchange of infor-
mation for tax purposes, and
to eliminate harmful tax prac-
tices. Special attention will be
paid to such problems as mon-
ey laundering, organised crime
and terrorist financing."
Mr Archer told The Tribune
yesterday: "That language Mr
Owens was using did appear
in the draft EU submission on
services to CARIFORUM, but
CARIFORUM told them in
no uncertain terms that they
were not agreeing to that."
He added that the Bahamas
best defence was to insist on
the 'level playing field' that it
had demanded on all tax mat-
ters since 2002, and that the
issues raised would be better
dealt with in another forum
such as the OECD's Global
Forum or the United Nations
Mr Archer said of the EU's
eagerness to include tax infor-
mation exchange: "It means
we've got to keep our eyes
open, as it's obviously some-
thing they want to have, and
if they can they will sneak it
by us. But we're aware of it
now, so I don't see it happen-
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"It means we've

got to keep our

eyes open, as it's

obviously something

they want to have,

and if they can they

will sneak it by us.

But we're aware of

it now, so I don't

see it happening."

CARICOM Ambassador Leonard Archer

and just have to be sharp-eyed
and look for it in every sub-
mission they make, until it's
beaten off and they understand
it's not going to fly."
The Bahamas has already
submitted a market access
offer to CARIFORUM for the
EPA negotiations, seeking to
exclude 2 per cent of its eco-
nomic sectors chiefly agricul-
ture and fisheries from the
eventual agreement's provi-
It has yet to submit a ser-
vices offer on the EPA,
although Mr Archer said this
would be done "possibly in
He added: "The Chamber of
Commerce and Bahamas
Financial Services Board
(BFSB) have been trying to
get a sense from their con-
stituents what kind of offer the
Bahamas could and should
make, and then the Govern-

ment will have to decide
whether to make an offer at
"The Government is not
going to make any decisions
that.would be detrimental to
the interests of the Bahamas
and Bahamians."
The EPA will replace the
Cotonou agreement, which is
non-compliant with WTO
rules because it is a one-way
trade preferences regime that
grants benefits to the Bahamas
and other Caribbean countries
without them providing recip-
rocal benefits.
The Bahamas' key concern
to date has been to preserve
duty-free market access to the
EU for exporters such as Bac-
ardi, the seafods industry and
Polymers International.
Mr Archer said he was con-
fident that "for the Bahamas,
there shouldn't be any prob-
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explaining that the relatively
high rates justified by the
Aman experience, together
with the real estate compo-
nents, would help offset the
hotel build-out and high oper-
ating cost environment.
The developers also plan to
extend the Norman's Cay run-
way from 3,200 feet to 5,200
feet, as stipulated in their orig-
inal Heads of Agreement with
the first Ingraham administra-
Mr Breene said it had been
"frustrating not being able to
push the button" over the past
five years, he and his partners
having spent "over $10 mil-
lion" to date on the project and
preparations for its construc-
They have already renovat-
ed McDuffs, the bar, restau-
rant and boutique hotel just
off the runway at Norman's
Cay, renaming it the Norman's

Cay Beach Club and re-open-
ing it "a couple of weeks ago".
Mr Breene did not disclose
the reasons for the hold-up
under the previous Christie
administration, but The Tri-
bune previously reported that
Perry Christie's government
wanted to amend the Heads of
Agreement signed under the
Ingraham administration in the
belief that the developers and a
Bahamian group associated
with them were getting "too
sweet a deal".
The resort's centrepiece is
planned for the former land
and properties once owned by
infamous Colombian-German
drug trafficker Carlos Lehder,
which were vested in the Pub-
lic Treasury after being seized
by the Bahamian authorities.
But Mr Breene and his fel-
low developers were also seek-
ing to acquire surrounding land
from a group of Bahamian
businessmen and attorneys
that had been instrumental in
attracting Aman to the

The Bahamian partners,
whose landholdings will form
part of the Aman project, are
financial executives Mark
Holowesko and Gregory
Cleare, plus attorneys Martin
Solomon and R James Cole.
Separate sources have hinted
heavily to The Tribune that
politics played a major part in
the delay over the Aman
Resort, and its failure to pro-
ceed under the PLP govern-
ment, as all four Bahamians
are regarded as major sup-
porters of the FNM and Mr
It is understood that the pre-
vious administration felt any
profits realized by the Bahami-
an group from real estate sales
and the overall project could
be ploughed straight back into
the FNM's campaign coffers
for the recent general election.
Officially, the Christie
administration wanted to
amend the 2002 Heads of
Agreement to obtain a greater

percentage from real estate
sales associated with this sur-
rounding land.
This was because it felt the
Bahamian group was getting
too good a deal, having
brought Aman to Norman's
Cay and increased the value
of its landholdings..
The Tribune understands
there were also concerns about
how the Aman project would
work together with a nearby
resort development on Wax
Cay, its owner being Bahamian
property developer Lester
Smith, cousin of former Hotel
Corporation chairman and ex-

PLP Exuma MP, George
Visitors to Lester Smith's
resort would have to pass
through Aman's Norman Cay
airstrip. Lester Smith obtained
a major grant of Crown Land
from the Christie administra-
tion for his project, according
to documents tabled in Parlia-
ment earlier this year.
Lester Smith acquired 71.262
acres on Wax Cay for a sum
of $448,950 paid on November
18, 2005, with the grant drawn
on May 23, 2006. He paid a
price per acre for his Crown
Land of almost $6,300.

Meanwhile, The Tribune
understands that while Aman
is in talks with the Raven
Group about becoming
involved in its Grand Bahama
resort project, it will not con-
template any more develop-
ments in this nation until the
Norman's Cay project gets the
The Raven Group project,
which has been proposed for a
1500-acre site and will take
place in four phases, will see
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The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage young Bahamians who
demonstrate talent in the visual arts.
To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas age 26 and under, who are not involved in
commercial sales of artwork.
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There are no restrictions as tothe theme of works to be entered in the competition, however, works
reflecting aspects of Bahamian culture and .f an experimep,tal nature are encouraged.
Each artist must submit only three (3) works in any of the following media:
o Sculpture
o Drawing
o Painting
o Print
o Collage
o Other pictorial presentation
Failure to present the required number of works may result In disqualification from the competition and

The entries must meet the following requirements:-
.1. Jach entry must be the authentic work of the participating artist.
2. Repeat entries will ntt be accepted and artists are encouraged to submit original works completed
within the last year.
3. Artists must demonstrate imagination in concept and in skillful use of materials.
4. Sculptures must be free standing or mounted on appropriate bases. There will be no restrictions on
size and or material used. However, wood, stone and metal will be preferred.
5. Paintings and drawings must be properly presented and should be framed unless artist chooses to
omit it as part of creative process.

6. Two-dimensional art works should be no larger than 30" by 40".
1. All art works selected for exhibition shall remain in the custody of the Bank for the entire period of
the exhibition, except for sold pieces which may be removed from the exhibition for distribution.
2. Artists are requested to indicate whether they wish to sell their work and to submit a reasonable
suggested price for each piece. All sales by the Bank, on behalf of artists, will be considered binding.
3. All works must be collected within 30 days after the end of the exhibition works. Works not collected
will be suitably disposed of.
A panel of judges will select the award winning entries which will be eligible to receive cash prizes.
Scholarships will be awarded to deserving artists based on their overall presentation and the assessment by
the judges. The scholarships will be tenable at the College of The Bahamas or any accredited College
outside The Bahamas for the study of art.
: Governor's Chuice Award This will be presented to the artist of one piece selected by the Governor
of The Central Bank of The Bahamas.
A Best Participating School The recipient of.this award will be the school with the best overall
participation in terms of the quality of work.
Special Scholarship Award This award will be given, in addition to the usual scholarship awards, to
the deserving individual for completion of a two year Associate's Degree in Art at The College of The
Most Outstanding Sculpture Award This award will be presented to the sculptor exhibiting the
most promise.
Qualities such as originality of expression, creative use of materials and presentation are among some of
the criteria considered. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry where there is doubt as to
The Central Bank stipulates that award winning entries may become the property of the Bank. Participants
therefore enter this competition in agreement that the Central Bank be allowed to display winning pieces in
any forum including but not limited to the Central Bank's website. All other entries will be offered for sale
during the exhibition.

Entry Forms may be obtained from the CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS, or from the Bank's website
(centralbankbahamas.com) or from local news papers and in the Family Islands at the ADMINISTRATOR'S
All entries must be delivered to the Central Bank of the Bahamas no later than FRIDAY, 13 October, 2006.
I. All entries submitted will be judged, however, only works of the highest quality and presented In accordance with the
guidelines will be exhibited. Works not exhibited will be stored only for 60 days after opening of exhibition.
The Central Bank of The Bahamas will not be responsible for works left beyond This period.
2. All soldpieces may be removed from the exhibition after 30 November, 2007.




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to the Central Bank's website.

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Twenty Fourth Annual Art Competlion & Exhibfiton 2007

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Monday, May 14th, 2007 P:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
8:00 Registration/Networking

8:30 Invocation,
8:35 Introduction/ Moderators

8:40 Welcome Remarks


Prayer and National Anthems
Philip Simon
Executive Director.
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Don 0 Connrer Chief Political/Economic
Public 3iOIpomno), Sector,
US Embribiy
Tanya Wright, President
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
K. Neville Adderiy. Chairman
Bahamas Development Bank
Dr. Brent Hardt. Charge de Affaires
U.S. Embassy
Janyne Hodder, President
College of The Bahamas

This opening sessionis'designed to address; ihe impao I of educ o'n us or, trhe od'. a, -rr, .:.r, rai 4r,m or nd mricrc, red
enterprises in developing economic. Ms oadaer has oer, vos cd.0- ktio me rare; or, o cidfiri. O' 3 kr..:..IdQe ai.2rn
economy in the creofon of wealth Thi ,il 'icluce rree ie oat ecnncog, eg oiiOi''in ci new mror!eis,. me mpapo.I of irFde
agreements, ingenuity/Invenffon, a"d access to capital Empho, winl trbpi.-Ted :r, 'hIe .'.' f erir--ren','ur.t, in sLfaCiO a
economic development.



Keith Stokes
Executive Director,
Newport Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Brent Goldfarb, Assistant Professor
Dir.grmaon Center For Entrepreneurship,
Ro en H. Smith School of Business,
University of Maryland

This opening sessionisdesignedtoaddress the impact ot globalizaton upcvn ine r-oi ned.-m ao'.d m. -,-ed rriinerprii Mr
Epstein hoseen asked to speak to the new choenge faced bv such a .reli e: or a enr' erere,.,. n. re rrqhnteing rhe
oppounifties forgrowthand/ orspeciafiafion fao:r n" r, a s,,tea .c.:r,:n:. ,' : *r..' :rr.r,,-,3, r,i.,v mir~e rre moo.:'
of trode agreements. ingenuitylinvention, onao:ces; t c5apr .,u ai ,.: :o r.,prE.a:,; :' t< pc,- on inc rio .. i
entrepreneurship in sustained economic development.
"Tourism as a Tool in Business Development/ Creating Entrepreneurship"
Robert "Sandy" Sands
Senior Vice President Exlernal/Government Affairs, Cable Beach Resorts

"An Overview"

"Planning the Business"
"Marketing the Business"
'Smoll & Medium Enterprise Financing"

Calvin Knowles, Managing Director
Bahamas Development Bank
Philip Stubbs, Managing Partner
Ernst & Young
Royann Dean
The Method Group
Jerome Gomez, Fund Administrator
Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund Ltd.

These presentations seek to outline the ingredients of successful venture creation. The presenters will
provide seminar participants with relevant information on setting up a business; developing the right
business plan; and the various options available for enterprise financing.
"Doing Business, Doing Business in The Bahamas Lessons Learned!"
Jerome Fitzgerald / Juan Bacardi / Fritz Stubbs / Franklyn Butler
The Bahomas may be one of the best places in the word t :i. ,.' ,r .-'- : ,.. ..'1. ,* : r. -.. .3;,e I .:c d- .: ,;row a
sustained business. In this panel discussion, successful S Eonorr .. h r .: ,,.. .- .'.'r ..., ..".: -:L, ,, : a .: .. r. :. c- k
frankly about their successes and disappointments during ie .- .: : .~. .. -.. . ...*,. ., i. .,-. '... .. i .* J" n while
tighlighting potential piffaols.
5:30 Closing


Stocks resume their

climb after the Federal

Reserve's decision

on interest rates

AP Business Writer
Street wobbled, then regained
its stride Wednesday after the
Federal Reserve told investors
what they expected to hear:
that inflation is still too high
for comfort, but the central
bank is holding interest rates
steady. The Dow Jones indus-
trials rose to another record
The central bank's Open
Market Committee as antici-
pated left interest rates
unchanged at 5.25 per cent, as
it has done since last summer.

The statement that accompa-
nied the decision was little
changed from the one the Fed
released after its last meeting
in March; the assessment said
the Fed is keeping its inflation
watch the priority despite a
slower economy.
Though some investors were
hoping the Fed would raise the
possibility of a future rate cut,
they weren't surprised by the
committee's stance. Moreover,
they were relieved to hear the
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According to preliminary
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_- All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palmetto
. Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement to Savannah
l.I I E I S Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms a
~n1 .portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site encompasses a
,' 2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry,
kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office. The entire house is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper floor
to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and equipment. There is a pool area at the
Si rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities
Sand services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00


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

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

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


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


SAlll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft
with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This house
is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5
years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above
sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane.
NI Appraisal: $30,000.00
S _1_. This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.


-- All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area oYf i4,'97sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprised of a 26 year old
11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer,
Guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, plwder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided, by wall air conditioning.units throughout..
S'the house quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is
3 -. seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The
grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater
cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.
Appraisal: $385,369.75
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted
yellow trimmed white.

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


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

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

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

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

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

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

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

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited,
and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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Clear clutter, collect

cash during spring

cleaning season

AP Business Writer
people have accumulated a lot
of stuff, probably a lot more
than they need. Spring can be
the ideal time to weed out
items that are no longer want-
ed and find a way to turn them
into cash.
The clothes that have been
outgrown or never worn, toys
that are no longer loved and
furniture that is past its prime
can find new homes through
yard sales, online auctions or
consignment shops. The seller
gets a neater home and gets
to pocket the profit as well.
Many people feel over-
whelmed by their possessions
and embarrassed that they've
let things get out of hand. But
Laura J Moore, founder of
ClutterClarity at Home in
Cambridge, Mass., says it's not
a sign something's wrong with
Clutter, she argues, "tends
to accumulate during major
transitions of our lives" such
.as the death of a spouse, arrival
of new baby, a change in jobs.
It's generally a period when
people are distracted and don't
have time to deal with things.
"Basically, their lives have
changed but they haven't
adapted to the new reality of
their lives," said Moore, who
helps guide people to unclut-
ter their homes and runs edu-
cational workshops.
Getting rid of unneeded
things can be a relief and bring
financial rewards, she said.
That's because people often
come across "buried treasures,"
including stashes of cash and
coins, unused gift certificates


and cards, or useful items that
were hidden away.
Moore adds that becoming
aware of having too much stuff
also can motivate a person to
come to grips with overspend-
She told the story of a
woman who sought help orga-
nizing all the things in her
house. The woman blamed a
lack of time, saying she worked
60 hours a week and was too
tired at night and on weekends
to deal with the mess.
It turned out, Moore said,
that the woman's way of relax-
ing after a day at the office was
to go on the Internet and shop.
"When she recognized what
she was doing, she was moti-
vated to stop," Moore said. A
bonus was that less buying led
to less clutter.
Mike Sullivan, director of
education for the nonprofit
credit counseling agency Take
Charge America in Phoenix,
said he often deals with peo-
ple who complain they can
barely make it from paycheck
to paycheck, with little left over
to save or to pay down debt.
"It hit me that there are
many things people have to
sell," Sullivan said. "If they can
spring clean their house and
raise just a couple hundred of
dollars, it can help break that
Sullivan suggests families
begin by trying to identify the
unwanted clothing, toys, tools,
kitchen appliances, furniture
and what not they want to sell.
Then they need to think about
where they can make the best
Yard or garage sales are pop-
ular in some parts of the coun-
try, he noted.

"I recommend that families
get together and try to schedule
neighborhood sales," Sullivan
said. "If you get the whole
neighborhood involved, you
can share advertising costs and
often attract more people."
People also can take used
items, especially clothing, to
resale stores, he said. Some
store operators will buy the
goods outright; others take the
goods on consignment, mean-
ing that payment is made after
the items are sold.
"If people have designer
clothes or specialty items, they
might also consider auction
sites," he said. Among the most
popular is online auctioneer
eBay Inc.
Another way to find buyers,
especially for larger items, can
be through advertising in a
local newspaper or on the
Craigslist Web site, he added.
Sullivan said getting rid of
stuff also can eliminate what
has become an increasingly
widespread expense the
monthly fee to rent storage
rooms or sheds. "Sell some of
that stuff and you can save the
$75 or $100 a month you're
paying for storage," he said.
Both Moore and Sullivan
point out that families have the
alternative of donating unwant-
ed goods to a charity, whether
it's books to the local public
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above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
1-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 14th June,
ACD., 2007. In default thereof they will be excluded
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Dated the 8th day of May, A.D., 2007.

Arthur Seligman
SShirley House
50 Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas



(CARTIER LIMITED is dissolution under the provisions of
o the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(iThe dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
S8th day of May, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
Were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(jThe Liquidator of the said Company is Arthur Seligman, Shirley
-House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
Ited the 8th day of May, A.D., 2007.


Attorneys for the above-named Company
Legal Notice

S(No.45 of 2000)
s-NjsW-ly-E~n-i iha nf a'c;oria&et. \th Sec&ion 137 (4)
1lthe International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
ZARKFORD ENTERPRISES LIMITED has been dissolved and -
truck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued
By the Registrar General on the 20th day of April, 2007.

James A. Ramsden
Harbour Reach
= Rue De Carteret
St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

is t
t4o ice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
tf the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
I~IRSTFIELD LIMITED has been dissolved and struck off the
register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
registrar General on the 20th day of April, 2007.

James A. Ramsden
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret
a St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands
A .

S.Legal Notice

S(No.45 of 2000)

US energy lease-

director resigns

Associated Press Writer
The head of the agency over-
seeing the government's off-
shore oil and gas leasing pro-
gram, which has been under fire
from Congress over a royalty
controversy, will leave the
agency at the end of the month.
Johnnie Burton, director of
the Minerals Management Ser-
vice, informed Interior Secre-
tary Dirk Kempthorne of her
plans to resign after five years at

the agency and return to
Wyoming where she served as
state revenue director before
coming to Washington.
California Rep. Darrell Issa,
the ranking Republican on the
Oversight and Government
Reform Committee's domestic
policy subcommittee, said in a
statement Tuesday that the
"departure creates an opportu-
nity to change a culture and his-
tory of failed management" at
the agency.
But Kempthorne praised
Burton and, alluding to the con-

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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the
7th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution,"which commenced on the
7th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


troversy that has surrounding
the leasing program, said she
"confronted challenges head on
with great purpose to do what
was right."
"You always conducted your-
self with the utmost grace and
style," wrote Kempthorne in a
letter accepting Burton's resig-
nation. He said Burton
increased the effectiveness and
improved accounting and over-
sight of the oil and gas leasing
Burton has faced sharp criti-
cism from some members of
Congress over whether her
agency has been aggressive
enough to collect all the oil and
gas royalties due to the govern-
ment from leases in the Gulf of
Mexico and to recover lost roy-
alties from flawed leases issued
in 1998-99.
Congress' Government
Accountability Office last
month estimated that about $1
billion on royalty payments had
been lost because of the 1998-99

lease error and another $6.4 bil-
lion to $9.8 billion could go
uncollected over the life of the,.
leases. While the error occurred'
long before Burton arrived kt
the agency in 2002, she has beep
criticized for not moving earlier
to try to correct the problem -
Last year she said she fiit'-
learned of the flawed leases ifi-'
2005 or 2006 and shortly there-"
after began attempts to renet-
gotiate the agreements with the '.
oil and gas companies. Five
companies have agreed to do
so. '
But Issa said the committee
found evidence Burton hadl
been told of the lease problems/
as early as 2004. She did not'
deny that, but said she had no
recollection of being told that
early. k",
"Had she acted at that time,,.
MMS would have had far more,"
tools to fix the problem and'
recover royalties,",said Issa in a
press release responding to the

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named,
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the! "
7th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.,
Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

....... ""o'P .ARGOSA CORP. INC.
i (Liquidator)

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the
7th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp..
Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Dr. Nigel A. Lewis

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:4cktice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
if',the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
:IlPACHGROVE LIMITED has been dissolved and struck off the
Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
registrar General on the 1st day of May, 2007.

Derek James Livingstone
Minerva Financial Services Limited
SP.O. Box 218, 43-45 La Motte Street
St. Helier, Jersey
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Senate backs fuel

efficiency strategy

Associated Press Writer

plan to increase fuel efficiency
standards to an average of 35
miles per gallon by 2020 won
approval from a Senate panel
Tuesday in a vote closely
watched by automakers and
environmental groups.
The Senate Commerce, Sci-
ence and Transportation Com-
mittee approved the measure,
which would raise the nation-
wide fleet, fuel economy aver-
age by about 40 percent from
current levels of 25 mpg for
cars and trucks. The bill,
approved on a voice vote,
would also increase standards
by 4 percent a year from 2020
through 2030.
"This is not a perfect bill,
but I think we, have reached a
stage where most parties would
say this is fair," said Sen.
Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, the
committee chairman.
'He said the bill would be
c nsidered before the full Sen-
ate in June.
IThis was lawmakers' first
step in demanding more effi-
cient vehicles from automakers
ahnid concerns about global
viarming and the nation's
dependence on imported oil.
gasoline prices have leapt in
recent weeks to a record
nationwide average of $3.07 a
gallon, or nearly 20 cents high-
et than two weeks earlier,
a cording to the Lundberg Sur-
I"Saturday night my husband
add I were in San Francisco
and we paused at a gas station
ahd we literally couldn't
believe our eyes $4.24 a gal-
Idn," said Sen. Barbara Box-
er, D-Calif.
(Fuel economy standards
h4ve made little progress in
tle past 20 years. Passenger
chrs are required to meet a
fleetwide average of 27.5 miles
pgr gallon while SUVs, pick-
up trucks and vans must meet
standard of 22.2 mpg.
Lawmakers said the bill was
compromise that would like-
ly face a number of changes
on the Senate floor. Sen. Ted
Stevens of Alaska, the com-
mittee's top Republican, and
Trent Lott, R-Miss., said they
had concerns about how it
might affect trucks and its
overall fairness.
.'Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,

meanwhile, said he would aim
for a fleet increase of up to 40
mpg by 2020, while Sen. John
Kerry, D-Mass., wants to guar-
antee 31 mpg by 2015 and 35
mpg by 2020.
The committee also
approved by voice vote a pro-
posal by Sen. Maria Cantwell,
D-Wash., to create federal
criminal penalties for price
gouging at the fuel pump if the
president declares an emer-
gency because of high energy
Republicans opposed the
plan, saying it included an arbi-
trary definition of price goug-
ing. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.,
said it "creates a new play-
ground for the lawyers."
Under the broader bill, large
work trucks and tractor trailers
would have to meet fuel econ-
omy requirements for the first
time. But the timeline was
unclear because any require-

ments would first require a fed-
eral study.
Other provisions include let-
ting the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
reform passenger car standards
to take into account a vehicle's
dimensions and requiring the
government to purchase more
fuel-efficient fleet vehicles.
The Alliance of Automobile
Manufacturers, which includes
Detroit's automakers and Toy-
ota Motor Corp., have said the
proposal would be unattain-
able and threaten jobs. Gen-
eral Motors Corp., Ford Motor
Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's
Chrysler Group have already
announced thousands of job
cuts in the past two years.
Alan Reuther, the United
Auto Workers' legislative
director, wrote Inouye that it
would force manufacturers "to
close more facilities, destroying
tens of thousands of additional

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Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister & Ministry Of National Security

Office Of The Parliamentary Commission

Notice of Result of a Contested Election




NOTICE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
which was contested; the following was elected as a Member of Parliament for the above
mentioned Constituency.

Other Names
in full

HANNA-MARTIN Glenys Margaret Elaine

and address

Attorney at Law, Nassau, Bahamas

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for.the several candidates
in election were as follows:-

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,Other Names

Glenys Margaret Elaine

Paul Michael

Raymond Alexander

Cortez Rogeby






Date: 3"' May, 2007

Sign: Melonie Roach
Returing Officer

Notice of Result of a Contested Election




IlCE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
:h was contested, the following was elected as; a Member of Parliament for the above
tioned Constituency.

Other Names
in full

Loretta R.

and address

Funeral Director, Retirement Road

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for the several candidates
in election were as follows:-




Other Names
In full

Loretta R.

Yvette N.




Date: 3rd May, 2007

Sign: Michael Turner
Returning Officer

Notice of Result of a Contested Election




NOTICE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
which was contested, the following was elected as a Member of Parliament for the above
mentioned Constituency.

Other Names
in full

Frank Edward

and address

Chartered Accountant, Winton Terrace

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for the several candidates
in election were as follows:-






Other Names
In full

Reece Dean

George Andrew

.. . ............ ........... ...............

Frank Edward

Date: 3rd May, 2007

Sign: Wade Watson
Returning Officer


..... ... -.......-.-..-..--- ..

..... ... -- ....................



Notice of Result of a Contested Election






NOTICE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
which was contested, the following was elected as a Member of Parliament.for the above
mentioned Constituency.



Other Names
in full

Neko Carlson

and address

Business, Freeport

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for the several candidates
in election were as follows:-




Other Names
In full


Constance Elrone_




Date: 3d May, 2007

Sign: Hezekiah Dean
Returning Officer

Notice of Result of a Contested Election




NOTICE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
which was contested, the following was elected as a Member of Parliament for the above
mentioned Constituency.



Other Names
in full

and address

Zhivargo Sean Businessman, 100 Magellan Crest, Freeport

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for the several candidates
in election were as follows:-





Other Names
In ful

Pleasant M.M.

Michael M.P.

Zhivargo Scan

Date: 3r May, 2007 :

Sign: Cecil Thompson
Returning Officer





Notice of Result of a Contested Election




NOTICE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
which was contested, the following was elected as a Member of Parliament for the above
mentioned Constituency.


.... ....... . . ...

Other Names
in full

Obadiah Hercules

and address

Journalist, Nassau, N.P.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for the several candidates
in election were as follows:-




Other Names
In full

David Geniece

Obadiah Hercules



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Date: 3rd May, 2007

Sign: James Rolle
Returning Officer

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Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister & Ministry Of National Security

Office Of The Parliamentary Commission

Notice of Result of a Contested Election




NOTICE is hereby given that on the taking of the Poll in the above mentioned election
which was contested, the following was elected as a Member of Parliament for the above
mentioned Constituency.



Other Names
in full

Edison McGinnis

and address

Businessman. Marsh Harbour

AND NOTICE is hereby given that the numbers of the votes cast for the several candidates

in election were as follows:-




Other Names
In full

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Date: 3rd May, 2007

Sign: Revis Rolle
Returning Officer


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Regulators to probe

Dow Jones director

* By ERIC DASH and
c.2007 New York Times
News Service
F federal regulators are
expected to examine the
role of a Dow Jones
director in the possible leak of
confidential information to a
Hong Kong couple, who were
accused yesterday of making
millions of dollars from insider
trading shortly before news of
Rupert Murdoch's takeover
Dow Jones, which publishes
The Wall Street Journal, is con-
ducting an internal investigation
into the actions of David K.P.
Li. a banker in Asia and a long-
time director of the company,
according to people involved in
the situation.
The Securities and Exchange
Commission does not name Li
as a defendant or accuse him of
any wrongdoing in a documents
filed yesterday in U.S. District
Court in Manhattan.
But his possible involvement
came under scrutiny on Tues-
day after federal securities reg-
ulators froze the brokerage
accounts of the Hiog Kong cou-
ple. Kan King Wong and Char-
lotte K a On W,,ng Leung. They
are accused or making abolur
$8.2 million lroin the "highly
suspiciou ', trading ot Dow
Jones stock.
The couple bought 415.000
shares of Dow Jones stock in
mid-April before selling them
Friday, just days after the com-
pany's stock shot up 58 percent
when news of the News Corpo-
ration's $5 billion offer became
Some of the Dow Jones stock
purchases were financed by $3.1
million that was transferred to
Wong by her father, Michael
Leung Kai Hung, a retired
Hong Kong businessman, on
April 18.
In court filings, federal regu-
lators did not outline how the
Wongs got wind of inside infor-
ination related to the deal. But
public records show a number of
ties to Li, who is known to be

both a business associate and
personal friend of Michael
No one answered the tele-
phones at Li's office on Wednes-
day morning in Hong Kong. A
Dow Jones spokesman declined
to comment.
It is possible that the Wongs
learned about an imminent offer
from somewhere else. And the
possession of insider informa-
tion is by itself not illegal. But
regulators will be expected to
look at the ties between the
Wongs and Li.
Leung, for example, sits on
the board of the Canadian sub-
sidiary of the Bank of East Asia,
I-long Kong's largest local bank
where Li serves as chief execu-
Both men were minority
shareholders of two companies,
whose stock was ultimately
acquired by an Asian subsidiary
of Avon Products. Leung is also
vice chairman of the St. James
Settlement, a Hong Kong social
service organization, where Li
is chairman of the board.
On April 13, according to
SEC filings, the Wongs began
buying tens of thousands of
shares of Dow Jones stock in
two jointly owned Merrill Lynch
brokerage accounts.
That was several days after
the chief executive of Dow
Jones. Richard F. Zannino, had
briefed several board members
on the potential offer from the
News Corp. It is unclear
whether Li was among the
directors briefed at that time.
By April 17, the Wongs had
accumulated more than 200,000
shares in Dow Jones worth
more than $7.18 million, accord-
ing to court filings. That was the
same day that Murdoch submit-
ted a formal letter to the Dow
Jones board.
Federal regulators said the
transaction was unusual because
the couple's Merrill Lynch
accounts mainly contained com-
modities investments, and the
Wongs had no history of trading
Dow Jones shares. In fact, the
only stock held in the account
was.a small position in Intel.

As a result, the initial pur-
chases of Dow Jones shares
more than quintupled th4 val-
ue of their portfolio, whicfi was
worth $1.2 million in early April,
according to court filings.:
Because the trades tookjhree
days to clear, federal regulators
said, the Wongs relied onvari-
ous wire transfers to finance the
purchases. On April 18, Michael
Leung transferred $3.19 million
into the couple's Merrill IZynch
accounts. That matched dbllar- -
for-dollar the cost of the'Dow
Jones shares the couple bought
from April 13 to Apri 16,
according to court filings.
Meanwhile, the Wongs
bought 215,000 more shares of
Dow Jones in the two weekss
before the offer was announced.
According to federal regula-
tors, an unknown individual
transferred $3.99 millionifrom
a JPMorgan bank account in
Brussels into the Wongs' Merrill
Lynch account. That anount,
regulators said, corresponded
with a large stock purchase
made on April 17. In addition,
the Wongs used a $4.8 million
margin loan to purchase, addi-
tional Dow Jones shares4And
on Thursday, regulators std, an
unknown individual 0ired
another $2.8 million froriX the
Brussels bank account to'close
the gap.
All told,.the Wongs bought
more than 415,000 shares of
Dow Jones stock from Alril 13
to April 30 at an average closing
price of $35.14, federal regula-
tors said. Their total holdings
were worth more than $15 mil-
By May 1, the stock shotfp to
more than $56 a share on~news
of the bid. When the couple sold
on Friday, they stood to niake a
profit of more than $84.million.
The SEC and the attorney
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Dow Jones options that;took
place on two separate days
before Murdoch's bid was made
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White House urges 'fair hearing' for Wolfowitz

I By JEANNINE AVERSA es Wolfowitz of circumventing nary options has been dis- good work of the World Bank,
St-si b- i dt e AP Economics Writer bank rules when he arranged cussed. It could fire Wolfowitz, its mission in the service of
for the compensation package. ask him to resign, signal that it development and the fight
rea dIsg toa WASHINGTON (AP) Bartlett said the administra- lacks confidence in his leader- against poverty," he said.
Embattled World Bank Presi- tion is not passing judgment ship or reprimand him. Riza worked for the bank
P.-It D I,..1 "Xl j.lfW 1 a ...f.. q dvet nn the facts in Wolfowit7's White House nress secretary before Wolfowitz took over in

Uent vLrdUl VYu UwVIL. U deserves a
'fair process and a fair hearing
of the facts" surrounding his
involvement in arranging a
promotion and pay package
for his girlfriend, the White
House said Wednesday.
The comments from presi-
dential counselor Dan Bartlett
came as the international lend-
ing institution's 24-member
board edged closer to a deci-
sion on Wolfowitz's fate.
The controversy over Wol-
fowitz's handling of the 2005
promotion and compensation
package for bank employee
Shaha Riza has prompted calls
for his resignation.
Wolfowitz attorney, Robert
Bennett, has been pressing the
bank to have more time for his
client to defend himself.
Specifically he wants more
time to respond to a report by
a special bank panel that accus-

case. "We are in the middle of
a process right now," he said.
"What is important is a fair
process and a fair hearing of
the facts."
Wolfowitz on Sunday night
received more than 600 pages
of materials from the special
panel, which he needs to thor-
oughly review before coming
up with his response. Bennett
has argued that Wolfowitz
should have at least 5 business
days to respond, consistent
with bank rules.
Bennett also has complained
about leaks about the special
panel's findings in the Wol-
fowitz case earlier in the week.
He called that "very harmful,
not just to Mr. Wolfowitz per-
sonally but to the institution."
The bank's board will decide
soon what action should be
taken, and a range of discipli-

CoGAIon Law and Equity Side

IN THE MATTER of all that piece
parcel or lot of land comprising Lot
31, Block 5, Section A. Rainbow
Bay Subdivision, in the Island of
Harbour Island one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The
Z The Quieting Titles Act1959
IN THE MATTER of the Petition
> of Robert Boonstra and Jane

BOONSTRA of Holland Michigan one of the United States of
Amesca in respect of:-
: ALL THAT piece parcel or lot
of land known as Lot 31, Block
5, Section A of the Rainbow
Bay Subdivision situate between
Hatchet Bay and James Cistern
in the Island of Eleuthera and
bounded as follows on the
Northeast by Lots 20 and 21 of the
said Block 5 and running thereon
SNinety (90) feet on the Southeast
by Lot Thirty (30) of the said
Subdivision and running thereon
One hundred and Twenty (120)
feet on the Southwest by Signal
Light Road in the said Subdivision
and running thereon Ninety (90)
feet and on the Northwest by Lot
Thirty-two (32) of the said Block
5 the property of the Petitioners
and running thereon One hundred
and Twenty (120) feet and which
said parcel of land has such
position shapes marks boundaries
and dimensions as are shown on
the plan filed in the Petition and
thereon coloured Pink.

Robert Boonstra and Jane Boonstra claim to be the owners in fee
simple in possession of the said land free from encumbrances and
has made application to the Supreme Court in the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have their title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by th~ Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

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

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

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

(c) The office of the Island Administrator at
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera.
Notice is hereby given that any persons having dower or a right of
dowe or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the 11th day of June, 2007 file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of
their vlaim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filed
there %ith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement of
their claim on or before the said 1.1t day of June, 2007 will operate
as a "bar to such claim.
Dated the 16'" day of April, A.D., 2007

Attorneys for the Petitioner
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas.
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Tony Snow on Wednesday
sought to debunk any notion
that President Bush's support
for Wolfowitz had weakened.
"We still support him fully,"
Snow said.


Snow on Tuesday had
referred most questions about
Wolfowitz's future to the
World Bank and to the Trea-
sury Department. But on
Wednesday Snow said that
shouldn't have been read as
any wavering of support for
Wolfowitz. "This is not hang-
ing Paul Wolfowitz out to dry,"
he said.
France, meanwhile, wants a
speedy resolution.
"We hope that the supervi-
sory board meets quickly to
speak out based on this report
and any observations that Mr.
Wolfowitz could provide,"
French Foreign Ministry
spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mat-
tei said Wednesday.
"Our concern is ensuring the

June 2005. She was moved to
the State Department to avoid
a conflict of interest but stayed
on the bank's payroll. Her
salary rose from close to
$133,000 to $193,590, after pay
Before he took over the
bank, Wolfowitz was the No. 2
official at the Pentagon. He
helped map the U.S.-led war
in Iraq.
Critics including many
European countries, many on
the bank's Staff, aid groups and
others want Wolfowitz to
resign. They contend the con-
troversy has tarnished the
bank's reputation and could
hobble its ability to raise bil-
lions of dollars from countries
around the world to bankroll
financial help for poor nations.
By tradition, the World
Bank has been run by an
American. Bush tapped Wol-
fowitz, a move that was
approved by the bank's board.
The United States keenly
wants to keep that tradition
firmly intact.

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

Interested then call for an interview
356-4512 or 356-4514

The Public is hereby advised that I, JULIO THOMPSON,
of Victoria St., Matthew Town, Inagua, General Delivery,
Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name to JULIO
ROLLE. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box SS-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


A leading Law Firm is seeking qualified candidates
to fill the position of Jr. Accounts Clerk. The
successful candidate must:

Hold an Associate's degree or equivalent in
Possess strong organizational skills;
Be able to meet deadlines;
Possess excellent communication skills;
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qualifications and experience. Qualifying persons
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Prior experience on repairs to heavy
trucks mandatory. Experience repairing
International, Mack, and Cummins
engines and Electronics necessary. Top
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furnished after probationary period.

Please come by and fill out an application,
and give us your resume at:

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Nassau, Bahamas

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C F A. Lt"
Pricing information As Of:
Wednesday. 9 May 2007
AL '" ..SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.786.56 / CHG 0.4 00.03 T fCHG 00031 ft- ."
1... IHi 51 I"-LO __ ae:u,-,l* r h 1-.9"ar.1.j D il .:.n EPj $ DIV$ 1E 'n-'_ _
1.8 0.54 Ar.3acO F.larkets 1 a 1 T ..0 .0 282 000 NM N J, .
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.548 0.400 7.5 3.45%
9.05 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.02 9.05 0.03 1,000 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%
2.70 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.60 2.70 0.10 1,000 0.243 0.060 11.1 2.22%
1.49 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.092 0.020 14.1 1.54%
10.42 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.42 10.42 0.00 0.915 0.240 11.4 2.30%
2.20 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2 10 0.00 0.245 0.080 8.6 3.81%
14.26 10.40 Commonwealth Bank 14.26 14.26 0.00 1.152 0.680 12.4 4.77%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.08 5.19 0.11 0.118 0.045 43.0 0.89%
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 0.694 0.240 8.6 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 0.500 150 3.40%
17.18 10.42 Focol 17.18 17.18 0.00 1.657 0.520 10.4 3.03%
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 0.868 0.570 10.4 6.30%
1000 1000 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.795 8.6 7.95%
.- ........- _. ... * Fle~etY Ovier-Tha-Coltntir Securities .. ' '
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid S Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Ylela
14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
Collna Over,-Tho-Ccurnter Securities
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41 00 43.00 4- 0 2 2 :
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
BISX Lisled Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3391 1.2867 Colina Money Market Fund 1.339101'
3.1827 2.8564 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.1827"*
2.6492 2.3294 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.649189"
1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286'."
11.4992 10.9739 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.4992" "',
FINDEX. CLOSE 797.26 / YTD 07.43% / 2006 34 47%-.,
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing prce NAV KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid S Buying prl-e of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 4 May 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the pnor week "-31 March 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS 5 A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 rnths
Daily /ol Number of total shares traded today NAV Ne Asset Vale 30 April 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1. 1994 = 100 ".. 30 Apnl 2007
"-.. 30 April 2007
1TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 1 FIDELITY 212-356-7764 t FOR MORE DATA & INFORM kNAia, ).394-2i503



The Department of Statistics will carry out
its Annual Household Survey during the
month of May. Enumerators with official
identification cards from the Department of
Statistics will visit selected households in
New Providence, Eleuthera, Exuma and
Grand Bahama, and will be calling upon
residents to complete the questionnaires
honestly and accurately. The information
obtained will be handled in the strictest
confidence and will be used to maintain
essential statistical data on our country.




THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007, PAGE 15t;


Bahamian dollar credit plummets

0 By NEIL HARTNELL Central Bank warns risks from oil exchange reserves grew by
Tribune Business Editor more than three-fold com-
price rises and 'signs of softness' in pared to 2006, increasing by
BAHAMIAN dollar credit $168.8 million during the 2007
growth for the 2007 first quar- US economy could hurt Bahamas first quarter.
ter fell to just $13.3 million This was bolstered by
fr thp, C,, i 9 million ex e- investment inflows, kept the ter, liquidity in the Bahamian tourism inflows.

LIlt)ll I1it- L .VJ. AA11XL1 1 I.,A^ -
rienced during the same peri-
od last year, as the Central
Bank of the Bahamas warned
that global oil price rises
"combined with signs of soft-
ness in the US economy"
could impact the outlook for
the Bahamian economy.
While residential and com-
mercial construction activity,
combined with foreign direct

economy growing in March,
the expansion in private sector
credit dropped by almost 50
per cent to $82.7 million.
Mortgage growth slackened
by $16.2 million compared to
2006, standing at $57.2 mil-
lion, while consumer credit
growth dropped by $0.7 mil-
lion to $31.2 million.
During the 2007 first quar-

commercial banking sector
grew by $160.7 million to end
the period at $170 million,
tourism inflows and the cycli-
cal decline in spending bring-
ing it up from a low point of
around $10 million at year-
Asa result of dampened
lending and credit demand,
the Bahamian foreign

For March alone, Bahamian
dollar credit expansion
declined by 48 per cent to $38
million, driven by a 31.1 per
cent drop in private sector
credit to $30 million.
Growth in mortgages and
consumer loans slowed by 11.2
per cent and 23.1 per cent
respectively, standing at $13.5
million and $20.5 million.

Fiscal deficit down 10.6% at $85.2m

Tribune Business Editor
THE fiscal deficit declined by 10.6 per
cent or $10.2 million for the first nine
months of the Government's fiscal 2006-
2007 year, the Central Bank of the
Bahamas has reported, with a 14.2 per
cent revenue rise outpacing 11.7 per cent
growth in public spending.
In its monthly economic assessment for
March 2007, the Central Bank said the fis-
cal deficit for the nine months ending
that month stood at $85.6 million, indi-
cating that while the public finances may
be improving, spending is still ahead of

The Central Bank said total revenue
and grants stood at $977.9 million for the
first nine months of fiscal 2006-2007, while
total spending had reached $1.0635 bil-
Tax receipts grew by 12.6 per cent due
to a 6.3 per cent increase in international
trade taxes, while 'other taxes' rose by
26.3 per cent.
Non-tax revenues increased by 39.9 per
cent due to "timing related increases in
property income".
On the spending side, recurrent spend-
ing on the Government's fixed costs such
as salaries and rents rose by 9.6 per
cent to $917.4 million, as consumption
and transfer payments rose by

11.8 per cent and 6.1 per cent respective-
Capital spending increased by 25.1 per
cent to $101.6 million, as a result of pur-
chases "of computer and communication
equipment", as well as public works.
The Central Bank said consumer price
inflation rose to 3.1 per cent for the 2007
firat quarter, compared to 1.2 per cent
for the same period last year, due to
increased costs for fuel products, fresh
fruits and veegatbles.
Transport and communication services
saw an inflationary increase of 5 per cent,
recreation and entertainment 7.2 per cent,
medical care and health 3.6 per cent, and
food and beverages 3.4 per cent.


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the month of May 2007, McDonald's will make a

donation to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas

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PAGE 16B. THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007

RBC Royal Bank of Canada

2007 Swimming Nationals

May 10 -13,2007

Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex

RBC Royal Bank of

Canada Salutes

CAC Games 2006

Bronze Medal

Female 4 x 100

Free Relay Team

This 4 x 100 freestyle relay team made history by
winning the first swimming relay medal and the first
female swimming medal in the history of the CAC
Games for The Bahamas. All four athletes were
participants in the RBC National Swimming
Championships for multiple years. Their historic
performance makes RBC proud and they, along with
the 300 other athletes that will participate in this
year's championships, are the reason RBC has
sponsored this event for the past 24 years.

Nikia Deveaux, 21, is a senior at the University of
Kentucky. Nikia has represented the Bahamas in
swimming at CARIFTA, CISC, CCCAN, Pan Am Games,
Commonwealth Games, CAC Games, World
Championships and at the Olympics in 2004.

Alana Dillette, 19, is a sophomore at Auburn University
where she is a member of the Auburn University
NCAA 2007 Championship Swim Team. Alana has
represented the Bahamas in swimming at CARIFTA,
CISC, CCCAN, Pan Am Games 2003, Commonwealth
Games 2006, CAC Games 2006and the FINA World
Cup. She is a multiple medalist and record holder at
CARIFTA, CISC and CCCAN, a semi finalist at the Pan
Am Games, Commonwealth Games and a finalist at
the CAC Games and the 2006 FINA World Cup.

Pictured front row from left: Arianra Vanderpool-Wallace, 16 and Nikia Deveaux, 21.
Back row from left: Ariel Weech, 15 and Alana Dillette, 19

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, 16, is presently in the
11th grade and attends The Bolles School in
Jacksonville, Rorida. Arianna hastrepresented the
Bahamas at CARIFTA, CISC, CCCANvdid the CAC
Games. She is a multiple medalist at CARIFTA, CISC
and CAC Games and CARFITA record holder.

Arel Weech, 15, attends St. Augustine's College and
is in 10th grade. Ariel has represented the Bahamas
at CARIFTA, CISC, CCCAN and CAC. She is a mulitple
medalist and record holder at CARIFTA and CISC.

Session 4 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12 85
68 Girls 11-12 400 IM 86
69 Boys 11-12 400 IM 87
70 Girls 13-14 400 IM 88
71 Boys 13-14 400 IM 89
72 Girls 15 & Over 400 IM 90
73 Boys 15 & Over 400 IM P91
74 Girls 8 & Under 100 Freestyle 92
75 Boys 8 & Under 100 Freestyle 93
76 Girls 9-10 100 Freestyle 94
77 Boys 9-10 100 Freestyle 95
78 Girls 11-12 100 Freestyle 96
79 Boys 11-12 100 Freestyle 97
80 Girls 13-14 100 Freestyle 98
81 Boys 13-14 100 Freestyle 99
82 Girls 15 & Over 100 Freestyle 100
83 Boys 15 & Over 100 Freestyle 101
84 Girls 8 & Under 50 Butterfly
Session 5 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12 91
76 Girls 9-10 100 Freestyle 92
77 Boys 9-10 100 Freestyle 93
78 Girls 11-12 100 Freestyle 94
79 Boys 11-12 100 Freestyle 95
80 Girls 13-14 100 Freestyle 96
81 Boys 13-14 100 Freestyle 97
82 Girls 15 & Over 100 Freestyle 98
83 Boys 15 & Over 100 Freestyle 99
102 Girls 11-12 200 Backstroke 100
103 Boys 11-12 200 Backstroke 101
104 Girls 13-14 200 Backstroke 108
105 Boys 13-14 200 Backstroke 109
106 Girls 15 & Over 200 Backstroke 110
107 Boys 15 & Over 200 Backstroke 111
86 Girls 9-10 50 Butterfly 112
87 Boys 9-10 50 Butterfly 113
88 Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly 114
89 Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly 115
90 Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly

Boys 8 & Under 50 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 50 Butterfly
Boys 9-10 50 Butterfly
Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly
Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly
Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly
Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
Girls 15 & Over 50 Butterfly
Boys 15 & Over 50 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 100 Breaststroke
Boys 9-10 100 Breaststroke
Girls 11-12 100 Breaststroke
Boys 11-12 100 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 100 Breaststroke
Boys 13-14 100 Breaststroke
Girls'15 & Over 100 Breaststroke
Boys 15 & Over 100 Breaststroke

Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
Girls 15 & Over 50 Butterfly
Boys 15 & Over 50 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 100 Breaststroke
Boys 9-10 100 Breaststroke
Girls 11-12 100 Breaststroke
Boys 11-12 100 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 100 Breaststroke
Boys 13-14 100 Breaststroke
Gils 15 & Over 100 Breaststroke
Boys 15 & Over 100 Breaststroke
Girls 9-10 400 Freestyle Relay
Boys 9-10 400 Freestyle Relay
Girls 11-12 400 Freestyle Relay
Boys 11-12 400 Freestyle Relay
Girls 13-14 400 Freestyle Relay
Boys 13-14 400 Freestyle Relay
Girls 15 & Over 400 Freestyle Relay
Boys 15 & Over 400 Freestyle Relay


Session 6 9:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13
116 Girls 11-12 400 Freestyle
117 Boys 11-12 400 Freestyle
118 Girls 13-14 400 Freestyle
119 Boys 13-14 400 Freestyle
120 Girls 15 & Over 400 Freestyle
121 Boys 15 & Over 400 Freestyle
122 Girls 8 & Under 50 Backstroke
123 Boys 8 & Under 50 Backstroke
124 Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke
125 Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke
126 Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke
128 Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke
129 Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
130 Girls 15 & Over 50 Backstroke
131 Boys 15 & Over 50 Backstroke
132 Girls 11-12 200 Breaststroke

Session 7 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 13
148 Girls 11-12 200 Butterfly
149 Boys 11-12 200 Butterfly
150 Girls 13-14 200 Butterfly
151 Boys 13-14 200 Butterfly
152 Girls 15 & Over 200 Butterfly
153 Boys 15 & Over 200 Butterfly
124 Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke
125 Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke
126 Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke
127 Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke
128 Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke
129 Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
130 Girls 15 & Over 50 Backstroke
131 Boys 15 & Over 50 Backstroke
140 Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle
141 Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle

Boys 11-12 200 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 200 Breaststroke
Boys 13-14 200 Breaststroke
Girls 15 & Over 200 Breaststroke
Boys 15 & Over 200 Breaststroke
Girls 8 & Under 50 Freestyle
Boys 8 & Under 50 Freestyle
Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle
Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle
Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle
Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle
Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
Girls 15 & Over 50 Freestyle
Boys 15 & Over 50 Freestyle

Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle
Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle
Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
Girls 15 & Over 50 Freestyle
Boys 15 & Over 50 Freestyle
Girls 8 & Under 200 Medley Relay
Boys 8 & Under 200 Medley Relay
Girls 9-10 200 Medley Relay
Boys 9-10 200 Medley Relay
Girls 11-12 200 Medley Relay
Boys 11-12 200 Medley Relay
Girls 13-14 200 Medley Relay
Boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay
Girls 15 &L Over 200 Medley Relay
Boys 15 & Over 200 Medley Relay


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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007, PAGE 3

Card Of Thanks
In loving memory of our mother,
grandmother, great grandmother

Sk P,

S (affectionately known as "Nunnon")
December 25, 1921 -April28, 2007

q'e family of the late Addie
Cartwrliht Morse would like to
thank all those who showed their
kindness and care during our time of
need. Special thanks go out to Rev'd
SBeryyHlgs, Rev'dEthan enrguson,
Mrs Jeana Hanes and thefamily o
Holy Cross Parish. qhankyou all for
your kindness.

'We'llalways cherish your memories,
until that day when we meet again.
TWe love you but God loves you best.

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I arwk of


Sa resident of Carmichael Road, a
.- native of Simms Long Island and
formerly of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera,
S will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
teSaturday 12th May 2007, at Church
SI6 ,Of God Of Prophecy, East Street.
Officiating will be Pastor Shelton L.
Beneby Senior Pastor, assisted by
Associate Pastor Pastor Arthur L. Maycock. Interment follows in
Southern Cowpen and Spikenard Road.

She is survived by her 4 children, Shirley Allen, Rev. Burke Culmer
J.P., Elizabeth Elsie Lotmore of Freeport, Grand Bahama and Rudolph
Culmer; 1 step-daughter, Christine Culmer Cunningham; 25 grand-
children, Barry, Billy, Donnie, Basil, Samuel and Jeffery Allen,
Jessica Sanders of Fort Lauderdale, Sherry Lunn, Bridgette Stuart,
Clayton, Jacob, Solomon and Newton Culmer, Virginia Woodside,
Christine Richards, Minister Colleen Culmer, Emma Culmer, Wendy
Miller, Sheila Douglas, Derek Lotmore, Prodesta Moore of Fort
Lauderdale, Jenifer Knowles Lotmore and Lionel Lotmore Jr. of
Freeport, Michelle Wilson, Remanda Seymour of Freeport; 3 step-
grandchildren, Cory Bassett of Califomia, Deandra and Randy Jr.
Cunningham of North Carolina; 1 step-son-in-law, Randy
Cunningham of North Carolina; 2 adopted grand-children, Kathy
Carroll and Barbara Carey; 60 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great
grandchildren; 2 sisters, Olive Lafleur Of Conch Sound, Andros and
Sarah McPhee; 2 daughters-in-law, Patsy Culmer and Pat Cash
Culmer; 7 grand-daughters-in-law, Clarice, Bianca and Tamika Allen,
Sheena, Barbara, Merhando and Renea Culmer; 9 grand-sons-in-
law, Pastor Anthony Sanders of Fort Lauderdale, Ricardo Lunn,
Javon Stuart, Norman Richards, Devaughn Miller, Lionel Douglas
Jr., Leslie Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Stephen Wilson And Christopher
Seymour of Freeport; 1 step-grand-son-in-law, Kenneth Bassett of
California; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives
and friends including, Lionel Lotmore Sr., Carnetta Allen of Freeport,
Prescott Knowles of Freeport, Pastor Shelton Beneby and family,
Bro. Kelson Cox and family, special thanks to Nurse Cooper, the
Hawksbill Community of Grand Bahama, the Bain Town Community,
the bishops, pastors and members of The Church of God of Prophecy.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock Of Ages Funeral Chapel,
Wulff Road and Pinedale on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and at the Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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N of Blue Hill Rd. and formerly of
Current Island, Eleuthera will be
held on Saturday, May 12th, 2007
S" at 2pm, at The Church of God of
Prophecy, East St. Tabernacle, East
St and Sunlight Village, Nassau
Bahamas. Officiating Bishop Hulan
Hanna (Senior Pastor Meadow St.)
assisted by Minister Philip D.
Ferguson (Associate Pastor) and
other ministers. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier

Left to cherish her memory is one daughter Cynthia Capron; one
adopted son, David Capron; one sister, Malvese Doris Fernander;
(7) grandchildren, Edison Capron, Willard Capron, Malvese Capron,
Brenetta Moss, Jennifer Johnson, Charlene Sweeting, Vernetta
Fergnson; (19) great grandchildren, Antonio Capron, Nicole Moss,
Ivanna, Codero, Delron David, Jessica and Michael Capron, Valishta
and Kelwin Moss, Takimbo Smith, Ashanti, Ceserice, and Aneya,
Johnson, Candia McKinney, Sanchez Deveaux, Shadmeo Simms,
Ted and Toinette Fergnson; (3) great great grand, Ashlique Capron,
Geno McKinney and Chassidy Moss; numerous nieces and nephews
including, Eloise Turner, Geneva Thompson, Genevieve Scavella,
Eloise Sands, Ida Ross, Carroll Young, George Munroe, Nathan
Ferguson, Joel and Alexander Thompson, Willie Moss and a host
of other relatives and friends including, Demetta Pratt, Sibreon Kelly,
Vanda Capron, Wilton Pinder, Edney Johnson, Michael Sweeting,
Ted Ferguson Sr. Sterling Moss, Bob Barnes of West Palm Beach,
Florida, Jennie Duncombe, George Capron and Pauline Douglas of
Michigan, Eugenie Allen, Anita Henchell, Beryl Huyler and the late
Jestina Allen, Kendal Capron and the Good Samaritan Senior Citizens
Home, Mrs. Barbara Dorsette and family, Bishop Solomon Humes
and family, Bishop Joseph M. Swann and family, Minister Edward
Virgil Sr. and family, Church of God of Prophecy Meadow Street
Senior Prayer Partners Group, John Road and the pastors and members
of the Meadow Street Church family.

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax: 328-8852

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A Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

SPontifical Funeral Eucharist

of #37 Marathon Road and formerly of
Port Nelson, Rum Cay will be held on
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road.
The Most Rev 'd Drexel A. Gomez, The
Rt. Rev'd Laish Boyd, The Rt. Rev'd
Gilbert A. Thompson and The Venerable
I. Ranfurly Brown will officiate.
Interment will be made in the Church's

Left to mourn with cherished memory are his, wife, Shelagh Strachan;
children, Cecilia, Dr. Cyprian and Jonathan Strachan; surrogate daughters,
Collonna Hepburn-Wallace and Linda Rolle; grandchildren, Cyshae,
Carlian, Malique and Mia Strachan; daughter-in-law, Yvette Strachan;
brother, Anzlo Strachan; sister, Lease Strachan; brother-in-law, Colin
Rice of England; sisters-in-law, Elmo Weekes of Barbados, Monica Wright
of Florida and Gloria Strachan; nieces and nephews including, Ronald,
Yvette, Eric and Marcia Weekes of Florida, Gwen Moncur and Family,
Elsie Strachan, Wenzil Weech, Barbara and Stanley Campbell, Edwina and
David Rolle and Willamae Allen of Grand Bahama and Catherine Williams
of Florida, Udell Black of Orlando, Florida, Sylvia Roberts and family, and
Shirley Johnson, Vivian and Ricardo Strachan, Stephanie'Lightbourne,
Paula Newton, Perry and Debbie, Selman, Hagar, Bill and Valdaria Strachan,
Michelle Minnis, Willrow Strachan and Lily Moxey of Grand Bahama,
Douglas, Theresa, Bradley, Onesimus and Lawanda Strachan,William
Brooks, Wallace Gregory and Andrew Strachan, Sonia Turnquest and Denine
Cambridge, Anzlo, Zina and Elliot Strachan, Dr. Ellen Strachan-Moxey,
the family of the late Irmath Munroe including, Eugene, Drexel, Sabrina,
Dr. Margo and Crispus Munroe; cousins, Bishop Gilbert Thompson and
family, Sir Arlington and Lady Sheila Butler, Osborne and Christine Sawyer,
Allena and Molly, Advilda Scavella and family, Earl Rahming and family,
Jack Franks and family, Ernestine Douglas and family, Brenda Archer,
Thomas Robinson and family, Corinne Thompson, Dr. Philip Thompson
and Rose Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Idris Reid and family, family of the late
Clyde Bethel, family of the late Bestelle Strachan, family of the late Milo
Strachan, Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Strachan Sr. and family; friends, Archbishop
Drexel Gomez and Mrs. Gomez, Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown and Mrs.
Brown, Canon and Mrs. Neil Roach, Fr. Donald Kerr, Fr. Andrew Toppin,
Henry Dean and the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, Mr. and Mrs. Alec Farley and
family, Fr. and Mrs. Fred Fleischer, Sharon Rose Hutchinson and Family
Mr. Terrance Jordan, Dr. Evelyn McCollin, Ms. Asaki Miller and Family,
Doctors Kevin Moss and Mark Weech, the nurses and staff of ICU, P.M.H.
and Nurse Wring and N.O.W., Mrs. Janice Munnings and family, Mr. Colin
Puckerin, Wendell and Deborah Rose Munnings, Ms. Helena Rolle, The
Rose Family, Mrs. Delores Sherman and Nellie Bain, Carole Strachan and
the Stevenson Family, Mr. Eric Stuart, Dr. Duane Sands, Mr. Rudy Stubbs,

Mr. and Mrs. William "Bill" Wallace and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Othneil
Watson, Mr. and Mrs. George Weech, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weech of Bimini,
Mrs. Cynthia Wells, The Fish Fry Crew Alverne King, Michaela Whylly
and Denise Wildgoose, Natalie Williams, Caregiver, The Parish Families
of St. Anne, Christ the King and St. George, Our Lady's and St. Stephen,
Bimini "Old Scholars" of St. John's College, All the people of Bimini, the
entire Anglican Communion, the staff of Javon Medical Centre, the staff
of Hibiscus Pharmacy, the staff of Sanpin Motors.

The body will be received at St. George's Anglican Church, Montrose Ave.
on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

The body will lie in reposefrom 10:30 a.m. on Friday until 8:00 a.m. on

A Memorial Service will be held at St. George's Church on Friday 7:30

After the Memorial a Mass will be held on the hour until 8:00 a.m. on

The body will lie in repose at St. Agnes Church, Baillou Hill Road on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

... of Minnie Street and formerly of
Bannerman Town, Eleuthera will be
held on Saturday 4:30 p.m. at New
Destiny Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road.
Bishop Delton D. Fernander will
officiate. Interment will be made in
S. Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his, sons, Michael,
Andy and Dwayne; daughters, Fayrone,
Ruth Alexander, Beryl Armbrister of
Exuma and Litania McIntosh of Freeport,
Grand Bahama; grandchildren, Crystal, Indera, Bianca, Michael Jr., lan,
Andesha, Lynden, Michelle and Danya; brother, James Mackey; sisters,
Monica Moss, Veronica Minnis, Edith Nixon and Naomi McTowan of
Miami, Florida; sons-in-law, Daniel Armbrister and Raymond McIntosh;
daughters-in-law, Ida and Grace Mackey; mother-in-law, Pearlene Davis;
nieces and nephews, the New Destiny Baptist Church family, and a host of
other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Mortician #44 Nassau
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:45 p.m. and at the church from 3:45 p.m. until service time.

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lAd9e n eune

244 Market Street P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072



of Ridgeland Park; West will
be held on Saturday, May
12th, 2007 at 10:00a.m. at
Salem Union Baptist Church,
STaylor Street. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. Charles Saunders
assisted by Other Ministers of
the Gospel. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

Keith is survived by his Mother: Edwina Smith; Father:
Isaac Rolle; Grandmother: Enid Curry, (7) Brothers:
Spence, Dwayne, Dwight, Perez, Pedro, Dwaine and
Kyle Rolle, (4) Sisters: Bernadette, Shenique & Claudine
Rolle & Elva Collie; (8) Uncles: Nathaniel & Wilfred
Rolle, Charlie, William, Calvert, Colin, Pedro & John
Curry, (7) Aunts: Nazel Johnson, Zaureen & Mary Curry,
Udean Thompson, Faye Major, Angela Bullard &
Mathilda Rolle; (4) Sisters-in-law: Joyann, Arnette,
Debbie & Anya Rolle; (9) Nephews: Mario, Jamal,
Mark, Spence, Jr., Quincy, Pedro, Jr., Steffen, Davon &
Steffon Rolle, Aja & Aresinio Brown and Christopher
Adderley; (17) Nieces: Akera, Shakera, Terrenika, Latisa,
Simone, Tiffany, Sakina, Deidra, DeAndra & DeAra
Rolle, LaAndra Clark, Darcia, Dorisa & Dorlissa Cox,
Stevette Whymns, Joheka Martin, Dawn Lightbourne;
(2) grand uncles: Paul & Robert Curry; (5) grand aunts:
Mable King, Gwendolyn Clark, Virginia Moncur, Marion
& Berlene Curry; A host of other relatives and friends
including: Nicole Strachan, Terrance Cooper, the Ramsey
& Family, the staff of the Housekeeping Department at
Atlantis & the entire Exuma Communities.

Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL
HOME #244 Market Street on Friday, May II th from
1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00am
at the church until service time.




Persis Saunders-Thompson

Long time resident of Brooklyn, New York
formally of Bluff Eleuthera, Bahamas died
at Kindred Hospital in Hollywood, FL on
May 6th at the age of 75.

She is predeceased by her two children
Edmund Stevenson and Ruth Saunders.
She leaves behind one sister Barbara
Stubbs; two brothers Charles and Thomas
Saunders; four grandchildren Christopher
Saunders, Clement, Janice and Alexis
Stevenson; daughter-in-law Tezel
Stevenson; four great-grand children
Mystique Stevenson, Khaz Albury,
Edmanda Smith and Modena Stevenson;
sister-in-law Calrita Saunders; close friends
Joy Tanis and Nathaniel Tucker and a host
of nieces and nephews and other relatives
and friends.


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


of Nicholls Town, Andros will
Sbe held on Saturday, May 12th,
2007 at 11:00 a.m..at Nicholls
: Town Gospel Chapel, Nicholls
S- l Town, Andros. Officiating will
be Pastor Fred Russell Jr., Pastor
Kevin Russell and Elder Cyril
Peet. Interment will follow in the
Public Cemetery, Nicholls Town, Andros.

He will forever be remembered by his Four (4)
Daughters; Alricka, Bergie, Natalee, and Laverne; Four
(4) Sons; John Jr., Neville, Kirk and Stanford; Two (2)
Adopted Daughters; Cleofield and Gloria; Thirty (30)
Grandchildren; Thirty-four (34) Great-grandchildren;
Five (5) Great-great-grandchildren; Four (4)
Daughters-in-law; Queenie, Eleanor, Claudine and
Adrianna; Two (2) Sons-in-law; Julius and Gary Sr.;
Thirteen (13) Granddaughters-in-laws; Two (2)
Grandsons-in-law; One (1) Great-grand-daughter-
in-law; Five (5) Sisters; Blossom, Brandhilda, Delcine,
Norma and Icelyn; One (1)Brother; Leon; Thirty-four
(34) Nieces; Twenty (26) Nephews; Two (2) Sisters-
in-law; Vergie Dames and Malvese Bonaby; Numerous
family and friends including; The Youth Renewel
Church family, The Mennonites, The Abundant Life
Church family, The Grace Community Church family,
the Winter residents, the Nicholl's Town and North
Andros Communities and others too numerous to

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on
Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday
at the Church in Nicholls Town from 5:00 p.m. until
service time.


Sof South Beach Drive and
SI. formerly of Rolleville, Exuma
will be held on Saturday, May
S12th 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at South
Beach Union Baptist Church,
Summer Haven Estates.
S Officiating will be Rev. Wilton
A. McKenzie Assisted by
Minister Harry Sears. Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by her Husband: James Munroe Sr.;
Three (3) Daughters; Registered Nurse and Midwife
Eldora Poitier, Rosa and Sharmaine Munroe; Three (3)
Sons; Police Inspector Edroy Ferguson of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, James Marvin Munroe Jr. and Stephen
Munroe; One (1) Daughter-in-law; Michelle Ferguson;
One (1) Son-in-law; Dwight "Gubber" Poitier; Two (2)
Sisters; Rev. Rachael Ferguson and Florinda Johnson;
Four (4) Sisters-in-law; Thelma Rolle, Iris Bonamy,
Marilyn Munroe and Madrina Rolle; Two (2) Brothers-
in-law; Deacon Rupert Ferguson and Martin Munroe of
Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera; Twelve (12) Grandchildren;
Three (3) Great-grandchildren; Thirty-one (31)
Nieces; Twenty-six (26) Nephews; Eleven (11) Nieces-
in-law: Eighteen (18) Nephews-in-law; Numerous
Grandnieces and grandnephews 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 10:00 a.m. until service time at church.

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

VEGA, 21 -

a resident of #21 Schooner Circle,
Freeport, will be held on Saturday,
May 12, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at Central
Zion Church, Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama. Officiating will be Pastor
Peter Pinder, assisted by Rev. Elvis
Burrows and interment will be made
in The Grand Bahama Memorial Park,
Frobisher Drive.

Fondest memory held by his parents, Richard and Pamela Williams,
father, Anthony Vega Jr.; stepmother, Selina Vega; grandfather,
Anthony Vega Sr.; grandmother, Anna Bain; 10 sisters, Richema,
Romaine, Andrianna, Reshan, Richeae Williams, Tanya Higgs, Anthea
Stuart, Shayna, Aaliya and Kavantia Vega; seven brothers, Richard,
Rodrecus, Lavar, Reynald Williams, Anthony and Ahmaad Vega; 19
aunts, Shirley, Barbara, Lavern Bain, Paula Robinson, Terry Pratt,
Marilyn Poitier, Diane, Sandra, Charmaine Musgrove, Wendyann
Vega, Helena and Velma Williams, Reina Rolle, Dorothy Knowles,
Marvie Ferguson, Grace Todd, Hartlyn Sands, Angie Bain and Martha
Beneby; seven uncles, Roy Bain, Boss and Ezekiel Williams, James
Vega, Kirkwood and Arthur Musgrove and Donald Bowe; grandaunt,
Angela Turnquest; granduncle Alvin Turnquest; other relatives
including Tekia Bain, Lorana, Harry, Lester, Arthur, Theo, Thea,
Kiria, K.J. Musgrove, Thalia Vega, Rojemae Ferguson, Tanya Smith,
Corey Rolle, Doyl Knowles, Kim Coleby, Tanya Ferguson, Leroy
and Zachaeus Bain, Craig King, Samantha and Crystal Bain, Howard
and Samuel Bain, Stephanie McPhee and family, Kevin McPhee and
family; special friends including the following and their families,
Rev. Peter and Joyce Pinder, Rev. Elvis and Stephanie Burrows,
Chief Magistrate Franklyn Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Cash,
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Laing, Mr. and Mrs Danny Fraino, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Taylor, Jella Mader, Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Martinborough, Mr.
and Mrs Raymond Culmer, Mr. and Mrs. James Cartwright, Mrs.
Lena Knowles, Lana Woodside, Claudell and Brooks Evans, Michelle
Rolle and Ashley Collins, Melba Lightbourne, Nelda Forbes, the
Benebys, Claudette Bethell, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson of Florida, Mrs.
Natasha Burrows, Gidget and Keneisha, Kenneth Flowers, Anna and
Javis Johnson, Deacon Higgs, Beverley Mader, Mrs. Lena Knowles,
Jensen and Kherson Burrows, Anthony Brown, Lisa Mader, Erica
Seymour, Shawn Reid, Gregory Lunch Bradford, Henry Johnson,
Kataran Taylor, Ryan Fraino, Brady Jackson, Kerryann Moore, J.R.,
Benjamin B.J. Beneby, Maddie Cash, Sasha Williams, Vernal Teddy
Martinborough, Davon Wilmott, Morine Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs.
Leslie Russell, Mr and Mrs Dexter Edwards, Merlean Duncombe,
Erica Seymour, Shakeela Pinder, Deshan Woodside, Maggie Jerome,
Danielle "Pinky" Smith, Trevor and Trevina Stubbs, Aaliya and
Patrice Hanna, Karl, Tally, Tina and Zig, also Caribbean and

Consolidated Electric, Class of Eight Mile Rock High School.,
Freeport Anglican High School Class of 2002, Pinedale and West
End communities, Zion Baptist Church family, Central Zion Baptist
Church, Eight Mile Rock, Freeport, Jackson Memorial Hospital,
doctors and nurses of The Ryder Trauma Centre, and numerous other
relatives and friends.

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


of 121 Malibu Reef, Freeport and
formerly of Nassau will be held on
Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
at Calvary Temple Assemblies of God,
Clive Avenue, Freeport. Officiating
will be Pastor Robert Lockhart and
interment will be made in the Grand
Bahama Memorial Park, Frobisher

Left to cherish her memory are five daughters, Veronica Laing, Agnes
Taylor, Arlene Ellis, Donna and Denise Taylor; two sons, Roderick
and Patrick Taylor; one stepdaughter, Carnetta Brown; one adopted
daughter, Claudette Johnson (CJ), 22 grandchildren, Stewart, Eugene,
Lance, Darrell, Randy, Nashad, Demond, Desmond, Dimitri, Devante,
Omar, Tex Jr., Dennis, Omar Taylor of Texas, Shawn, Lynette, Margo,
Sonia, Kendra, Eddrika, Kianna, Lashanute, Madison, Teresa, Suzanna,
Geneva, Janet and Michelle; numerous great grandchildren; one
brother, Alexander Hepburn; two daughters-in-law, Pamela and Opah
Taylor; two granddaughters-in-law, Andrienne and Patronella
Courtney; two grandsons-in-law, Cedric Hepburn and Tyron Thomas;
two brothers-in-law, George Taylor of Long Island and Fred Taylor
of Miami, Florida; one adopted sister, Violet Hopkins of Tampa,
Florida; three sisters-in-law, Zerlene and Adrianna Taylor and Eliza
Roxbury of Long Island; two nieces, Idamae Sears and Andrea
Pompey; two nephews, Leroy Richardson and Edward Ferguson;
four sons-in-law, Rodney Laing, Naaman Ellis. Godfrey Russell and
Texas Cooper; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other
relatives and friends including, Whylly, Hepburn, Sawyer, Lamm
and Cleare families all of Nassau; Laing, Ellis, Russell and Cooper
families all of Grand Bahama.

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

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Market Street & Bimini Avenue
R O. Box GT 2.305
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-372
Cellular: (242) 395-8931

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(242) 331-2642

Eloise Francita Rosanna Bullard, 69
a resident of Finlayson Street, and
formerly of Savannah Sound
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday
12th May 2007, at Officiating will be
Residing Elder Rev. Dr. Ranford
Patterson, assisted by Rev. Faith
Maycock, Rev. Thelma Williamson '
and Rev. George Clarke. Interment
will in the Southern Cemetery
Cowpen Road and Spikenard Road.
Left to treasure her memory are,
adopted son, Javon Thompson; one
brother: William Bullard; two sisters,
Ida Rahming and Deaconess Annis Antrobus; three sister-in-law,
Rev. Dr. Marina Sands, Wilma and Eleanor Bullard; twenty-two
nephews, Alexander, Roosevelt, Stephen, John or PC 1794 Harold
Sands Jr., James and Patrick Rahming, Able Seamen's Luther
Martin, Terrance Culmer, Leading Seamen's Phillp and Reno
Culmer, Douglas Culmer, Chet and Richard Kelly, William Jr.,
Glen, Byron, Alvin, Richard, Tavan, Damian and Garret Bullard;
sixteen nieces, Winnifred Hall, Margaret Symonette, Mary, Adrianna
and Alva Culmer, Carolyn and Barbara Rahming, Idella Bennett,
Sonia Thompson, Esther Kelly-Ferguson, Brizilla Kelly-Gardiner,
Theresa Sands, Marina and Odea Johnson, Erica Bullard-Rolle and
Virginia Bullard; nephews and nieces-in-law, Pastor Cedric Hall,
Cleveland Symonette, Euna Sands, Bernice Sands, Kanria, Patricia,
Janet and Minera Culmer, Wilbert Bennett Sr., Joseph Wallace,
Richard and Stephen Johnson, Yolanda, Aruka, Jetlyn and Lashay
Bullard and Ramon Rolle; godmother, Rev. Enid Cooper; eight-
nine grandnieces and nephews, other relatives and special friends
including, Sherry Connolly-Culmer, Tanesha Brennen, Sherell
Connolly, Shade Gibson, Trawayne Williamson, Yvonne Halloway
and. family, Aliflair Berkel and family, Tony Thompson, Viola
Miller, Theresa Thompson, Marilyn Thompson-Culmer, Glorgina
Gibson-Clarke, Adrian Beckles, Mr. Neely, Eleanor and Sharon
Munroe and family, Leonard "Boston Blackie", Miller, Edith
Lightbourne, Delvera, Cory, Julian and Joann Wallace, Ellsworth
Cumberbatch, Eula Sawyer and family, Deloris Major-Culmer,
John Gibson and family, Rev. Howard F. Williamson and The
Robinson Morris Chapel family, Cousin McPhee Cathedral AME
Church family, Bethel A.M.E. Church family in Savannah Sound
Eleuthera, Clyde Charlton and family, Leroy Farrington, Edwin
Culmer and other to numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respect at Riverside Funeral Chapel,
Market Street and Bimini Avenue between the hours of 2:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007, PAGE 9

iurties fentmo1rial 4fhnrtuara
Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020- Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761



of Unity House and
formerly of Deadman's
Cay, Long Island, will
be held on Saturday at
10:00 a.m. at Angelic
Baptist Church, Joe

Farrington Road. Officiating will be Rev. Rolston
Smith, assisted by Rev. Dr.Samuel Fowler.
Interment will fellow in The Fox Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Rev. Beryl Pratt;
son, Walter Pratt Jr.; daughter, Shanique Perpall-
Mackey; four grandchildren, Letitia, Sanchia
and Talitha Pratt, Tashan Storr-Mackey; brother,
John Todd; daughter-in-law, Patricia.Pratt; son-
in-law, Bertram Mackey; six stepchildren,
Roscoe, Ricardo, Hughes, Vernekia, Sean and
-Elvardo Perpall; numerous nephews including,
John Whitney, Stephen and Beaumont Todd;
numerous nieces including, Anya and Lainen
Todd; sisters-in-law, Judyann Todd and Miriam
Major; two brothers-in-law, Lloyd and Rev. Dr.
Samuel Fowler; six cousins; six great
grandchildren and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Ms. Vera Perpall, the crew at
Arawak Day, Henrietta Bain and family, the
staff at Unity House; the entire nursing staff at
Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. IIssa Grant-
Taylor and team.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial
Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at
the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.

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

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


PAUL, 36

of #30 Baldwin Avenue,
and formerly of Milord,
Haiti, will be held on
Sunday, May 13th, 2007 at
2:00 p. m. at Francophone
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, Balfour Avenue
and Amos Ferguson Street. Officiating will be Pastor
Fritz Gerald Francois. Interment will follow in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

She is survived by her Mother: Marie Rosilia
Duvisien-Blaise, Father: Anebert Paul, Mother-in-
law: Immacula Garcon, Dejanie Exalien Paul, Sisters:
Lunique, Mercimilia, Marie Suzanne, and Nathalie
Paul and Louisemene Blaise, Brothers: Walkihe,
Donaldson, Alex, and Reginald Paul, Michel and
Leonel Blaise, Niece: Tammie, Nephews: Jeff Paul,
Emsley Desforges, Mico, Jaamal, Kervens, and Trevor,
Aunts: Yoland, Kerlie and Nelta, Uncle: Anacrayon
Pual, and Cousins: Sylvancia, Anaily, and Guito
Paul, Roland, Gina Paul, Jenane, Jenny, Jacques Paul,
Francilia, Jeanita, Elianta, Francillon Duvisien, Anouse
Jeannot, Jocelyn, Odette, Marcelle, Marie-Lourde,
Bazile, Annecie, Kamita, Damas, Variste, Wesley,
Deshommes, and Lovely.

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic Suite" at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson
and Soldier Roads on Saturday from 10:00 a. m.
until 5:00 p. m. and then again at the church on
Sunday from 10:30 a. m. until service time.


She is survived by her Husband: Trevor Farrington,
Parents: Francis Taylor and Cecil Gray, Son: Jamal
Farrington, Daughter: Travia Farrington, Sister:
Lisa Gray, Brother: Granville Rolle, Aunts: Sybline
Williams, Marie Miller, Dianna and Leortta Taylor,
Alma and Merlene, Uncles: Wendal and Eugene, and
a host of other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

of #4 Ivy Terrace, Sunset Park died
Hospital on Sunday, May 6th, 2007.

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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson andSoldier 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
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Avenue, Freeport, Grand
Bahama, will be held on
Saturday, May 12th, 2007
at 11am at Central Church
of God, Coral Road,
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Bishop
Fred Newchurch, assisted

by other ministers.

Left with memories of him are his mother, Joann
Pratt; one brother, Onan Curry; two sisters, Desirae
Cooper and Keva Lynes; his grandmother, Sister
Agnes Dorsett; step-grandmother, Gleanor
Thompson; seven aunts, Cheryl Taylor-Bain,
Bernadette Pratt-Bethel, Gwendolyn Pratt, Joy
Rodgers, Veronica Smith, Bernadette Thompson
and Andrea Saunders; numerous uncles including,
Samuel Pratt, Derek Clarke, Eugene and Robert
McKenzie, Anthony Major, Pedro, James, Jeffery
Thompson, Darin Pedican, Stephen Thompson,
Bradley Brown, Ozzie Reginald, Edward Joseph,
Crofton Bain, Brent Lynes, Glen Thompson and
Lyndred Smith, his Godmother, Mary Deleveaux;
twenty nieces and nephews, forty cousins and other
relatives and friends including, Keith and Antoinette
Smith, Michael Henfield, Denny Taylor, Alfred
Clark and Priscilla.

Those wishing to sign the book of Condolences
may do so at the "Serenity Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., 11-A
East Coral Road, Freeport on Friday from 12noon
to 6pm and on Saturday at the church from 9:30am
to service time.

Sannhire Funeral Notice for

Mr. Neville Henry
Gibson, 58
of Red Sea Road, Redland Acres Nassau
N. P., Bahamas and formerly of
Abraham's Bay Mayaguana, Bahamas
passed from his earthly Labour, to his
eternal reward at the Princess Margret
Hospital Nassau N. P., Bahamas on
Tuesday, May o8, 2007.

~ZYI The Radiance of this "Sapphire of A
Gem"will always glow in the hearts of
Three Sons: Harrison "Harry", Devon and Ormand Gibson Sr.;
Two Daughters: Alexia Bain and Carmeka Gibson;
Five Grand Children: Doranika, Brittney, Ormand Jr., Leah and Adam;
Two Brothers: El-Sito Sr. and Luden Gibson Sr.;
Adopted Brother: Clyde Miller;
Two Sisters: Dorene Woodside and Laura Gibson;
Two Uncles: Leon and Alexander Burrows;
Four Aunts: Remelda Charlton, Edelle McPhee, Rose Gaitor and Urella
Burrows; Twenty Eight Nephews and Nieces: Dennis, Anthony,
Lenwood, Tavares, Louinaihaikah, Luden Jr., Karil, Kirfgsley, D'Lamar,
El-Sito Jr., D'Alpha, D'Lavante, Lorando, Renae, Zantay, Dolinda, Nicloa,
Lajuanda, Julienne, Laurelle, Elsierre, D'Katineau, D'Sorashja, D'Cymande,
Keva, Pauline, D'Sorashji and D'Thalynd;
Three Grand Nephews: Christopher, Ashton and D'Angelo;
Four Grand Nieces: Saphyre, Deniqua, Kayria and Monasha;
One Son-in-law: Theodore Bain;
Two Daughters-in-law: Katherine and Janice Gibson;
Three Brothers-in-law: Stephen "Tony" Woodside, Preston and
Cornelius Hall;
Ten Sisters-in-law Including: Judith and Isabelle Gibson, Susan Frias,
Annamae, Linda and Janet Hall, Pat Delancy and Early;
Other loving family and Friends Including: Alfreda, Livingston,
Curtis, Daniel and Glinton Gibson, Ruthmae, Rev. Eloise, Marilyn, Lealon,
Benjamin, Gartlon, Johnilee, Wynton and Atwell Burrows, Roslyn and
Ivamae Johnson, Ruby Rolle, Lionel, Reginald Jr., Albert, Burntle "Mack",
Clyde, Floyd, Ronnie, Dorrie, Louise and Rev. Arthur Charlton, Valarie,
Bloneva and Wilkin Bain, Burnell and Sally Jones, Easerene Christie,
Minerva Gray, Carmen Clarke, Daphne Roker, Dr. Maurice Brooks,
Catherine, Frances, Joe and Ethel McPhee, Mary Scott, Sybil Sands, Mr.
Deveaux, Timothy Armbrister, Mr. Munnings and Bob Freeze.

Sapphire service are incomplete at this time, please check
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/ .' a resident of Huyler Street, will be
G4 held at Five Porches Apostolic
S Church, Market Street, on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Apostle J. Rodney Roberts, assisted
S" by Pastor Clifton Bullard.
.j. Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Debbie's radiant smile and
friendliness will forever glow in
hearts of her husband, Allen Curry
Newbold; mother, Mrs. Henrietta Farquharson; sisters, Prescola
Rolle, Elizabeth Woodside, Cecelia Brown and Patrice
Edgecombe; adopted sisters, Altamese Harris and Paula
Williams; brothers, Edward, Dion and Pastor Silvan
Farquharson; mother-in-law, Rowena Newbold; stepchildren,
Shandera and Allan Newbold Jr.; sisters-in-law, Barbara
Farquharson, Melva Gibson, Judymae Manson, Paula Newbold
and Rosemary Newbold; brothers-in-law, Edwin Rolle, Corporal
John Woodside, Andrew Edgecombe, Steven Brown, Rodney
Jolly and Glen Manson Sr.; nieces, Latoya, Nashika and Deandra
Woodside, Lakeishlyn Hanna, Cutell and Natassia Rolle,
Shaquel Sabriya Farquharson, Andrenece Edgecombe, Retia,
Regina, Barbara, Flora and Andrea; nephews, Natico Rolle,
Lavardo Greene, Javon Woodside, Devon, Silvan Jr., Simeon
and Samuel Farquharson, Solomon Jr., Glen Jr., Mario and
Jonathan; grandnephews, Raynor Davis, Levonte Hanna, Derick
Russell Jr., Zion, Daryl Jr. and Shamya; grandnieces, Whit-tia,
Clair and Geante'; aunts, Carolie Wilson, Sarah Duncanson,
Emerita Davis, Shirley Johnson, Gwendolyn, Katherine,
Mozena, Altermae, Runez and Ellen; uncles, Emmanuel Johnson
and Hubert Sands; other family and friends, Apostle Rodney
Roberts and family, Pastor Fredricka Minus and family, Minister
Sarah Ferguson and family, Constance Richards, Virginia Gray,
Deaconess Rowena Albury and family, Gloria Lewis and family,
Samuel and Leon Anderson and family, Charles Newry and
family, Rev. Munroe and Minister Thompson and Pat Bethel,
Bethel Baptist Church; Female Medical I staff; Dialysis Unit
and the family of Five Porches Apostolic Church.

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


Sa resident of Mermaid Boulevard,
Golden Gates, will be held at
Temple Baptist Church, #134
SFarrington Road, on Saturday at
S 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Pastor Cy Russell, assisted by
Pastor A. D. Moss. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

I \ Left to cherish her wonderful
memory are her sister, Effie
Sutherland; one aunt; one uncle, Milton Knowles; seven
children, Patricia Hinsey-Rolle, Brenda Hinsey, Alvin and
Rosson Greene, Lorna Anderson, Rochelle Ferguson and
Dian Bethel-Rolle; 24 grandchildren, Frederick Dames,
Krista Hinsey, Janet, Shakera and Anessa Hinsey, Margerie,
Renalda, Christine Ariel and Reka Greene, Clifton, Edward,
Kenneth, Rozanna and Samantha Ferguson, Jermaine and
Lorenzo Roxbury, Kevin Knowles, Calvin Anderson,
Shantiqa and Lynden Taylor, Kevin Rolle Jr. and Cleo
Stubbs; four great grandchildren, Mark, Aleesha, Antonio
and Antonia Greene; three sons-in-law, John Rolle, Clifton
Ferguson and Kevin Rolle; three nieces, Marion Astwood,
Verdell Sawyer and Betty Beneby; three nephews, Edward
and Frederick Anderson and Cedric Evans, two nephews-
in-law, Kenneth Beneby and Andrew Astwood; three
grandnieces, Krishi and Betty Evans and Kenya Beneby;
two grandnephews, Donald Jr, and Delano Sawyer;
numerous friends and relatives including, Francis Woodside,
Laurie Johnson and family, Kelly Stubbs and family,
Florence Small, Pastor Russell and The New Golden Gates
Church of Christ family; the East Street community, the
Carmichael community, the Russell, Knowles and Taylor
families especially Kia, Keva and Charmaine, the Downtown
Straw Market family, the Deleveaux family, the Sands
family and Mr. Desmond Bannister MP elected for the
Carmichael Constituency.

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

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a resident of Gibbs Corner,
and formerly of Duvalier
Ville, Haiti, will be held at
The Salvation Army
Church, Meadow Street, on
Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Major
Vernita Hepburn, assisted
by Major Lester Fergsuon.
Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eliza
Riley Joseph; 7 children, Elysee Joseph, Patrick
Greene, Andrea Culmer, Kevin Joseph, Trevor
Mackey, Aubrey Mackey and Portia Mackey; 28
grand children, Patrick Jr., Patrick "Lil Pat", Hervie,
Anwar, Trovano, Perez, Anthony, Carlton Jr.,
Codero, Cameron, Christian, Monique, Nadia,
Deserie, Jasmine, Patrice, Rosheda Rolle, Marcia
Gibson, Ayeola, Ayana,,Trishan, Trivette,
Koremma, Audrey, Aubreyann, Nikita, Brittany
and Brianna; 10 great grand children, Patrick III,
Tafari, Nyah, Kami, Donte, Candace, Lavandrea,
Pedronique, Christonique and Jeffery; 2 sisters-
in-law, Mizpah Antoine and Eulease Johnson; 1
brother-in-law, Alfred Johnson; 3 daughters-in-
law, Agatha Green, Daphne and Paula Mackey; 1
son-in-law, Carlton Rahming Sr.; 2 grandsons-in-
law, Don Rolle and Van Gibson; other relatives
and friends including, Lynette Deveaux and family,
Roy Antoine and family, Sgt. 2019 Jan Archer
and family, Don Hunt and family, Rudell and
family, Jestina McPhee and family, Meryl Albury
and family, the Carters family, Charlotte Brown
and family, Herman and Sylvia Rodgers and
family, Paula Johnson and family, Janet Grey and

family, Jerry Fisher and family, Angela Hepburn
and family, Alberta Rahming and family, Marilyn
McKenzie, Eureka Adderley, Beverly Finley,
Magnolia Moxey, Delbert Carrol, Francis "Bookie"
Joseph, the Gibbs Corer family, the Thompson
Lane family, The PLP Farm Road Community
and the members of the Salvation Army Grants
Town Corps.

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 9:00 a.m. until service time.


a resident of Podoleo Street and formerly of Old
Bight, Cat Island, will be held at Ebenezer Mission
Baptist Church, St. Charles Vincent Street, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Elkin Symonette, assisted by other ministers.
Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
and Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Idena
Rolle; 1 sister, Firstina Seymour; 2 aunts, Joanna
Armbrister and Bunia Cleare; 2 nieces, Marylee
and Frysline; 5 nephews, Samuel, Carlton, Treaves,
Troy and Jevon; 15 grandnieces, 6 grand nephews
and a host of other relatives and friends including,
the community of Old Bight, Cat Island, Evelyn,
Gelena Bunust, Clayton Rolle, Charles Rolle and
Roshela Dawkins.

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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a resident of Rose Street, Fox Hill,
will be held at St. Matthew's
Anglican Church, Shirley and
Church Streets, on Saturday at 3:30
p.m. Officiating will be Fr. Crosley
.. Walkine. Interment follows in St.
Anne's Anglican Church Cemetery,
Fox Hill.
SLeft to cherish many fond and
loving memory are his loving and
devoted mother, Ruby Brown;
father, Leslie Nesbitt of Freeport,
Grand Bahama; step-father, Albert
Brown; one sister, Shenique Campbell; two brothers, Leading
Seaman Marvin (RBDF) and Police Constable 409 Kenrick
Brown; one niece, Kenya Brown; seven nephews, Derren
Campbell, Marvin Jr., Demar, Dylon, Shamonte, Kenrick Jr. and
Justin Brown; five aunts, Sophie Rolle, Margaret, Deborah,
Peggy and Janet Davis; three uncles, Cedric of Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Anthony Davis, and Nigel Rolle; one grandaunt, Berylmae
Wright; one sister-in-law, Charise Brown; one brother-in-law,
Deryk Campbell, and numerous relatives and friends including,
Dianne, Gary, Deron, Shannan, Elkin Sr., Elkin Jr., Kalin, Ericka,
Marcus, Alexander, Leonardo, Kendrea, Antereu, Petiere, Antonio,
Shamark, Cordelia, Natasha, Jermaine, Joyanne, Olivia, Jabar,
Cedric, Cedrika, Ceon, Miriam, Veronica, Veramae, Leonard,
Gary, Raymond, Barbara, Patricia, Claudine, Tyrone, Dion,
Anthony, Martha Johnson and family, Leslie and Jackie Wright
and family, Alpheus and Etoy and family, Ernest and Patrice
Rolle and family, Francella Roberts and family, Mable Rolle and
family, Daphne Kerr, Sherry Bain, Gwen, Rebecca Nesbitt and
family, Andrew Ash, Rollie Rolle, Delroy Thompson, Martin
Kemp, Louise Smith, Anthony and Marjorie Knowles and family,
Veronica Hutchinson and family, Winifred Moss and family,
Estella Sawyer and family, Fredrick and Leotha Kemp, Minette
Kemp and family, Elsie Saunders and family, Fred and Florence
Ramsey and family, Samuel and Essie Ferguson and family,
Celeste Lockhart and family, Clarence and Verdell Ferguson,
Warren and Bernadette Brown, Philip and Elaine Bain, Cora
Mackey and family, Dr. Jacintha Higgs and family, Marita and
Theresa Ferguson, Kervin and Patrice Ferguson, Katrina Gardiner
and family, Tony and Tanya Gardiner, Stephen and Tyra Carroll,
Anthony and Linda Delancy, Floyd and Cynthia Kemp and
family, Mildred and James Thompson, the entire Fox Hill
Community, Member of Parliament for Fox Hill, Minister Fred
Mitchell, St. Matthew's Anglican Episcopal Church family, St.
Anne's Anglican Church family especially Father Crosley Walkine.
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 from 9:00-1:30 p.m. and at the church from 2:30 p.m.
until service time.


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of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, will be held on
Saturday, May 12,
2007 at 2:00 p.m. at St.
Francis de Sales
Catholic Church,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Father Roger
Madrazo will officiate and interment will
follow in the Public Cemetery, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.

Precious memory will linger in the hearts
of her husband, Exantus Murf Pierre; two
brothers, Edwa and Wilfred Soutien; two
sisters, Juslaine and Endre Soutien; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Vergela Laws, Celita,
Vemel, Wilvaunson and John Charment and
Milane Louis; other relatives and friends
include, Viergeline and Roberna Exantus,
Erick Dely, Marie, Md Apreson, Md Bobo,
Md Joel, Mada and the entire community
of Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Relatives and friends may view the remains
at The Chapel of Memories Commonwealth
Funeral Home Independence Drive on Friday
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and at the
church in Marsh Harbour on Friday from
5:30 p.m. to service time on Saturday.
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a resident of Conch Sound Andros
will be held on Saturday May 12th,
2007 10a.m at First Holiness Church
Of God Bamboo Town. Officiating
will be Bishop Edward Missick
assisted by Minister Gregory Collie
and other minister of the gospel and
internment will follow in the Old Trail
Cemetery-Old Trail Road. Services
have been entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel Mount
Royal Avenue and Kenwood Street.

Leff to cherish his memory are, 4 sisters, Barbara Walks, Lansirmae
Eliza Riley, Gain Mea Jones, Menera Riley; 3 brothers, Junior,
Foster, and Oscar Riley; nephews, Brain, Michael, Genets Jr. Rusty,
Rio, Oscar Jr. Latrell Wayde, Kenny Deren, Kendria, Prince Jr. and
Shawn Walks Quentin, Samon; nieces, Nioshi, Tara, Holly, Margo,
Roanda, Patrice, Deanda, Tamara and Quintin Miah, Eudia" Angelica
Rolle, Pandora Thurson, Shenna Riley; grand niece, Natarrio
Montel, Michael Jr. Donta, Rihanna, Desna Riley, Paypon Malik
Varville, other relatives and friends, Tinkin Evans and family,
Derek, Dorell, Denis Miller Carolyn Robinson and Carnetta and
Derek and Ray Berley and Keva Leslie, Kemit, Barry, Loyld, Glen,
Judy, Clarise, Willamae and Branda, Muriel Rahaming, Corell
Edwards, Merley, Richard, Alex, Menlin, Derxtel, Larry, Barry,
Vincent, Carolyn Rolle, Eyonne; 1 sister-in-law, Trecy Riley; 3
brothers-in-law, Herbert Walks and Prince Miah Asa Jones; numerous
relatives, Carolyn Robinson and family, Derek Caroll and family,
Ray Caroll and family, Cornetta and family Stephanie Rolle and
family, Shirley and family, Portia Hailey and family, and friends,
Zipha Mackey and family, Cindy and Man/in Gay, Rodeny Mackey
and family Lavern Reaming and family, Rev. Bazel Strachan and
family, The New Mount Pisgah Trinity Baptist Church and family,
Sandra and family, Whitney Miller, The Sands family, Henry Rolle
and family

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday
from 10a.m-6p.m and on Saturday from 9a.m to service time at


a resident of Baillou Hill Road South,
and formally of Wilson Track will be
held on Saturday May th 2007 at 2:00
p. m., at St. Barnabas Parish Church,
Baillou Hill & Wulff Road. Interment
will follow in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Old Trail Road. Officiating will be
Canon Basil Tynes, assisted by other
Ministers. Services have been entrusted
to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel,- Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.

Bertrum is survived by his mother, Curlene Capron McQueen, his
stepfather, Nelson McQueen; one son, Antonio; one daughter,
Brianna Capron; two brothers, Anthony and Callin Capron; two
sisters, Anthea Poitier and Agnes Clarke; one step sister, Dashi
Bullard; two grand fathers, James Jones and Bertram Capron, Sr.;
two brothers-in-law, Fernon Clarke and Greg Bullard; seven aunts,
Ruthmae and Jewel Poitier, Theresa and Carol Capron, Hyacinth
Jones, Karen Moss and Shirley Grant; four uncles, Henry and
Kenneth Grant, Delton and Tony Jones; seven grand aunts, Leona,
Curtis, Eulease Smith, Gwendolyn Smith-Brice, Matilda Stuart,
Beverly, Sylvia and Gwenith Smith; three grand uncles, Cleveland
Stuart, Patrick Smith and Ronald Jones; two great grand aunts,
Nathalie Flowers and Aurelia Brice; three nieces and two nephews
and other relatives and special friends including, Sheria Moss,
Hollecia Bullard, Captain and Mrs. Henry Curry, members of the
23rd company of Boy's Brigade, descendants of the late Henry
Smith, members of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, the Wilson Tract
family and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel on Friday from 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and on Saturday
from 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. and from 2:00 p. m. to service time
at the church.

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The Tribune

Thursday, May 10, 2007 PG 17

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Pope says politicians who

backed legalization of abortion

should be excommunicated

Associated Press Writer
Benedict XVI said Wednesday he supported excom-
munication for politicians who backed Mexico City's
decision to legalize abortion, giving a strong mes-
sage about core church teachings at the start of his
first trip to Latin America as pontiff.
Church teaching calls for automatic excommuni-
cation for anyone who has an abortion. In Mexico
City, where abortion was legalized during the first 12
weeks of pregnancy, church officials have said that
doctors and nurses who performed the procedure, as
well as lawmakers who supported its legalization,
would also be excommunicated.
"It's nothing new, it's normal, it wasn't arbitrary. It
is what is foreseen by the church's doctrine,"
Benedict told reporters aboard a plane to Brazil.
Benedict, in his.first full-fledged news conference
as pope, also said the exodus Catholics for evangeli-
cal Protestant churches in Latin America was "our
biggest worry."
But he said the spread of Protestantism showed
that there was a "thirst for God" in the region and
that he intended to lay down a strategy to answer
that call when he meets with bishops from through-
out Latin America in a once-a-decade meeting in the
shrine city of Aparecida near Sao Paulo.
"We have to become more dynamic," he said.
Evangelical churches, which the Vatican considers
"sects," have attracted millions of Latin American
Catholics in recent years.
The Vatican has promised that during his five-day
visit to Brazil the world's most populous Roman
Catholic country Benedict will deliver a tough
message on poverty and crime.
Benedict has previously told Catholic politicians
that the Vatican's stance against abortion was "not
negotiable." However, he hasn't explicitly said
excommunication would be the penalty for any law-
maker who supported it. In fact, the Vatican has
sidestepped the issue of whether Communion can be
denied to a Catholic politician who has supported
abortion rights legislation.
Several Mexican politicians who supported the
measure shrugged off Benedict's comments. "I'm
Catholic, and I'm going to continue being Catholic
even if the church excommunicates me," said leftist
Mexico City lawmaker Leticia Quezada. "My con-
science is clean."
Benedict's predecessor, John Paul II, visited
Mexico and addressed Latin American bishops just
three months after assuming the papacy. Benedict
has waited two years for his first trip to a region
where nearly half the world's 1.1 billion Catholics


Benedict defended himself against c
he was "Eurocentric" and less conce
poverty in the developing world as his p
"I love Latin America. I have trav
lot," he told reporters, adding that he wa
the time had come for the trip. He said
focused on the region enough it was b
have been more urgent problems in the
and Africa.
Benedict, who visited Brazil as th
Joseph Ratzinger in 1990, will celeb
open-air Masses, including a canonizati
for Brazil's first native-born saint, and vi
run drug and alcohol rehabilitation cent
In Brazil, many are torn between the
ditional teachings and the pressures of
world with abortion at the forefront
dure is illegal in Brazil except in cases
when the mother's life is in danger.
amount to about 2,000 abortions a yea

.f..- show Brazilians are overwhelmingly opposed to
expanding it.
On Tuesday, some 5,000 people both Catholics
Sand Protestants held an anti-abortion march in
the capital of Brasilia ahead of the pope's visit.
Similar marches were held in Mexico.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will
meet with the pope in Sao Paulo, but a spokesman
said the center-left leader does not plan to bring up
abortion or other sensitive issues, such as a govern-
ment anti-AIDS programme that distributes mil-
lions of condoms each year.
S The pope will also face some opposition from
within the Brazilian church, where liberation theol-
,. ogy which links spiritual growth to human rights
is still active among thousands of groups working
with poor and landless communities.
Benedict said those who follow liberation theolo-
.!' gy were "mistakenly mixing faith and politics." But
he stressed there hasn't been any easing of the
church's commitment to social justice.
As John Paul's close aide, Benedict led a cam-
paign against what the Vatican considers a Marxist-
inspired movement. The Vatican set the tone for
Benedict's trip by censuring the Rev. Jon Sobrino, a
3 prominent champion of liberation theology in the
S region, and condemning some of his works as "erro-
neous or dangerous."
On another topic dear to the region, Benedict said
he believed the beatification process for slain El
Salvador Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was
moving ahead. Romero was gunned down on March
24, 1980, a day after calling on the Salvadoran mili-
tary to halt its repressive tactics.
Benedict called Romero a "great witness to the
(AP Photo) Catholic faith" and praised him for standing up to
criticism that Despite inroads by evangelical groups and the
erned about legalization of abortion in Mexico's capital, Vatican
predecessors. officials say the church's scorecard in Latin America
eled there a is not entirely bleak.
Is happy that A study released in Brazil this week indicated the
Sif he hasn't flight from the Catholic church stabilized from 2000
because there to 2003, even though the ranks of Protestants con-
Middle East tinued to grow.
On abortion, the Vatican points to countries such
en-Cardinal as Nicaragua which last year banned the procedure
rate several in all cases.
on ceremony The May 9-14 pilgrimage will be Benedict's first
sit a church- lengthy trip as pope.
:er. Although he appears healthy and has never
church's tra- missed a scheduled event, he said in an interview last
the modern year that "I've never felt strong enough to plan
The proce- many long trips."
s of rape or Except for a stop in Turkey, Benedict's travels
Such cases have been confined to Europe. The only other trip
ar, and polls scheduled this year is to nearby Austria.

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Bar beckons bikers for

Sunday church service

Associated Press Writer

OZONA, Fla. (AP) The pastor
wears a sleeveless black T-shirt, blue
jeans and a backward baseball cap.
The collection is taken in a motorcy-
cle helmet. And the first thing you see
as you walk in the door of this
makeshift church isn't a cross or a
stained-glass window, it's a bar.
Steve's Cape Cod, a seafood restau-
rant and bar known for all-you-can-
eat snow crab on Monday and ladies-
drink-free night on Wednesday. is
reborn each Sunday morning as the
Salvation Saloon. Worshippers who
go by names like Curly Joe and Wild
Bill file in by the dozen many hold-
ing plastic foam cups of coffee, some
biting at doughnuts for a service
they say is unlike any other.
"This is not your parents' church."
Paul White, who created the service
and serves as the pastor, tells those
gathered. "This is going to bless your
socks off."
White started Salvation Saloon
three years ago in this Tampa Bay
area town as an attempt to being a
unique, low-key spiritual experience
to others who shared his love for
motorcycles. The occasional service
has grown into a weekly gathering,
the congregation has grown to rough-
ly 100 each Sunday and attendees
now represent more diverse demo-
graphics than bikers alone.
Organizers have even taken their
ministry on the road, offering a serv-
ice in another Florida bar every cou-
ple months.
"I feel very drawn to this ministry,"
said Bill Spellman, a 61-year-old
advertising salesman from Dunedin.
"It is so powerful to be able to come
here and hear people talk about the
miracles in their lives."
Christians have long sought to
bring their faith to places outside the
traditional church, from the rapid
growth of skateboarding ministries to
smaller-scale outreach to circus and
carnival workers. While particularly
evident among evangelicals, such
efforts are seen across Christianity.
Roman Catholics, for instance, have
organized spiritual discussions called
"Theology on Tap" in bars across the
Salvation Saloon is non-denomina-

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* MEMBERS of the Salvation Saloon congregation arrive for service at Steve's Cape Cod bar on Sunday, April 15,2007,
in Ozona, Fla. This unique ministry meets in a bar and reaches out to an audience comprised mainly of bikers and those
seeking an alternative religious experience.
(AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

tional. Randall Balmer, a professor of
American religious history at
Columbia University, said it is one of
countless endeavors seeking to attract
congregants who otherwise might not
be reached.
"It strikes me as a fairly good illus-
tration of the ability of evangelicals to
speak the idiom of the culture no mat-
ter where they find themselves." he
said. "I see this kind of thing as the
successor to the megachurch to try
to be all things to all people."
It is, admittedly, a motley bunch of
black leather vests and Harley-
Davidson T-shirts, of tattooed arms
and patches that say "In Memory of
Congregants' own personal experi-
ences are a centerpiece of Salvation
Saloon. The ministry's Web site
acknowledges many attendees are
former thieves, drug dealers and
addicts and murderers "a bunch of
outcasts and misfits."

The service includes, at its start, a
performance by the "Posse Band"
which gathers on a small stage with
swordfish mounted on a paneled wall
at the back. They sing "Boulevard of
Broken Dreams" by Green Day as a
projection screen features cartoon
characters Ren and Stimpy with the
message "Welcome Saloonatics."
White says they try to keep discus-
sion of Bible stories or Jesus' works
simple and relevant. There are no
church songs; communion is served
once a month.
There are, however, jokes ("This
big gnarly biker walks into a shop
..."), trivia ("Name that Saloonatic,"
complete with a member's baby pic-
ture and the theme music from
"Jeopardy!") and the reading of the
"Saloony Report" (comical, fake clas-
sified advertisements).
"We don't have any spiritual super-
stars here," White says. "We believe
that serving God shouldn't be a spec-

tator sport."
Several people leave their seats
among lines of tables to share their
own spiritual stories of overcoming
hatred for a former spouse, of over-
coming a drug habit, of accepting
White takes the microphone at the
end of the testimonies. "You know
where Jesus is?" he asks. "He's right
here, baby."
As the service closes. White hands
out three shiny gold trophies with
cross on top to the winners of the
Salvation Saloon's hike show.
Outside, motorcycles rev up. hugs are
exchanged and burly men and women
say things like "stay blessed" and
"love you, bro."
One of the members. Mark
Perryman, says he can't imagine
spending his Sunday any other way.
"I can't think of a better way to
worship the Lord," he said. "than the
way we get together."


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Thursday, May 10, 2007 PG 19

The Christian identity


Gustave Dore once lost
his passport while travel-
ling in Europe. When he
came to a border crossing, he
explained his predicament to one of
the guards.
Giving his name to the official,
Dore hoped he would be recognized
and allowed to pass. The guard, how-
ever, said that many people attempt-
ed to cross the border by claiming to
be persons they were not. Dore
insisted that he was the man he
claimed to be.
"All right," said the official, "we'll
give you a test, and if you pass it
we'll allow you to go through."
Handing him a pencil and a sheet
of paper, he told the artist to sketch
several peasants standing nearby.
Dore did it so quickly and skillfully
that the guard was convinced he was
indeed who he claimed to be. His
action confirmed his identity
Christians have always had the
problem of how to tell the world who
they are. At some periods in history
and still in some places in the world,
uniforms have played a very impor-
tant role in announcing our identity
to the world. Think of the various
uniforms of the various Christian
societies of consecrated life, which
distinguish consecrated people not
only from ordinary Christians, but

also from one another according to
their institutes.
In some Christian Churches many
people were white garments to sym-
bolize their identity. Or some anoint
themselves to be seen by others;
some have rosaries hanging from the
mirrors in their vehicles, some even
require their members to wear uni-
The quest for uniforms, habits,
badges, banners and pinups designed
to distinguish believers from non-

believers does indeed have its place
in the celebration of who are. We are
symbolic beings who need to express
our faith in symbolic ways. Jesus
himself wrestled with the question of
how to distinguish his followers from
the non-believers around them. But
his prescription goes much farther
than external habits and uniforms.
For Jesus, the essential mark of dis-
tinction between Christians and non-
Christians is not in the way we dress,
but in the way we live.
I give you a new commandment,
that you love one another. Just as I
have loved you, you also should love
one another. By this everyone will
know that you are my disciples, if
you have love for one another (John
Love is the Christian identity. Love
is the Christian uniform. Love is the
Christian habit. If you are wearing
the habit of love, you are in. If you
are not wearing love as a habit, you
are out.
Jesus wants the world to recognize
us as Christians. We need to evangel-
ize and witness to people around us.
But effective evangelization and wit-
nessing has less to do with how flu-
ently we speak and more to do with
how faithfully we live.
In the evangelization of some
countries, many missionary groups
came early and focused on making
converts. Others came later, but
focused on service to the people,

providing needed medical care and
integral education. These latter
groups succeeded where the former
groups failed. Words are only a small
part of our witnessing for Christ. As
St Francis of Assisi told his friars,
"Preach the gospel at all times and
use words if necessary."
The great Mahatma Gandhi was
asked about his view of Christianity.
What he said could show us what
probably is keeping two-thirds of the
world away from the Good News of
"I have a great respect for
Christianity. I often read the Sermon
on the Mount and have gained much
from it. I know of no one who has
done more for humanity than Jesus.
In fact, there is nothing wrong with
Christianity, but the trouble is with
you Christians. You do not begin to
live up to your own teachings."
The greatest homage we can pay
to the Christian faith is to live in
such a way that through us people
begin to have a glimpse of the
unbounded and unconditional love
that God has shown us in Christ.
So for many of us who are
Christians in our country now that
election is over we need to come
together as one, allowing the true
meaning of Christianity to be seen in
our daily lives. We must mirror the
true image of the risen Christ, who
seems to have been forgotten during
these past few months.

Let's Talk: Where are You, God?

Presented by Universal Truth Ministries


UNIVERSAL Truth Ministries is a member of
the Universal Foundation for Better Living
(UFBL), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The
first principle supporting the UFBL and all its
member churches is the omnipresence of God.
That is to say that we believe in and strive to prac-
tice the conscious awareness of God's presence
everywhere in its fullness.
So many of us earnestly seek God, not realizing
that God is always present he is here.
The story is told of some little fish that went to
school one day and learned about something called
water. These young fish thought that water sound-
ed like an absolutely wonderful thing, something
worth having so they decided that they would
leave home and go find it. That is what they did -
all of them except one.

Years later, when they were old and tired, they
came back home to find the one fish who stayed
still young and vibrant. "How come you look so
good and are so full of energy?" they asked him.
"Did you find the water? We never did."
Their childhood friend answered with a smile, "I
never went looking for the water because we were
in the water all the time!"
We are like those little fish in our seeking. We
are in the Presence and can never be out of it no
matter how we may think so or how we may try to
get out of it it is simply not possible to get away
from God. Not even in death are we separated
from God.
"Wither shall I flee from thy presence? If I
ascend up into heaven, if I make my bed in hell,
behold, thou art there. Even there shall thy hand
lead me and thy right hand shall hold me." Psalm
139: 7, 10.
At Universal Truth Ministries (UTM) we strive.
through classes, workshops. Sunday Celebration

services, and prayer meetings to remind ourselves
as often as necessary, to be intentionally aware that
we are always "in the water"- always in God's
We don't have to seek God God is already here.
What we seek is the conscious awareness of this
Truth "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
Joshua 1:5

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ministry for thinkers. We are a teaching ministry and
we invite you to join us in our classes. Our spring
semester began April 16. Please call for information
on how to register for classes.
Monday: The Game of Life at 7pm
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The Tribune

Brazil's most infamous

evangelical couple awaiting

cash-smuggling trial in US

Associated Press

(AP) As Brazil's most
infamous evangelical couple
waits in electronic ankle
bracelets for a cash-smug-
gling trial in United States
federal court, Brazilians are
taking a closer look at the
husband and wife team
whose case has been com-
pared to that of Jim and
Tammy Faye Bakker in
Their adoring followers
refer to them as Apostle
Estevam and the Bishop
Sonia. But Brazilian authori-
ties say Estevam Hernandes
Filho and Sonia Haddad
Moraes Hernandes used the
faithful's donations to buy
mansions, horse farms and
other luxury properties in
Brazil and the United States.
Brazil is now seeking to
extradite the couple from
Florida, where they await
trial Monday in Miami on
federal charges that they
smuggled $56,000 cash -
including $9,000 stashed in a
Bible and $10,000 in their
son's backpack on a flight
from Sao Paulo.
The two pleaded not guilty
and have been confined to a
4,634-square-foot house,
worth $717,325 as of last
year, in an upscale Boca
Raton gated community on
the edge of the Everglades.
Ankle bracelets allow
authorities to track their
The former Xerox market-
ing executive and his wife
started the Reborn in Christ
Church in the back room of
a Sao Paulo pizza parlor,
building over the course of
two decades an evangelical

empire that now boasts
newspapers, TV and radio
stations, a recording compa-
ny and the Brazilian patent
on the word "gospel."
The church now claims
hundreds of thousands of
followers around the world
and some 1,200 temples in
Brazil, the United States,
Argentina and Italy. Its
"March for Jesus" rally last
year drew about 3 million
faithful twice as many as
in 2005.
The Hernandeses' follow-
ers say they see their arrest
in Florida and the charges in
Brazil as part of general per-
secution against evangelicals
in Brazil, the world's largest
Roman Catholic country,
and proof there are demonic
forces at work.
"I can't imagine anyone
who can build a church like
this one can be guilty of any
evil. I feel the apostle and
bishop are innocent and
Jesus will prove them inno-
cent," said Alessandra
Vieira, a 22-year-old student,
as she stood outside the
church's cavernous Sao
Paulo temple peddling
bracelets and necklaces
bearing the church's motto
"God is Faithful."
But Sao Paulo state prose-
cutor Jose Reinaldo
Guimaraes Carneiro, who is
seeking the couple's extradi-
tion on charges of money
laundering, larceny, embez-
zlement and fraud, says they
built a personal fortune with
the money they took from
congregants' donations. The
donations, according to local
press reports, average than
more than $770,000 a month.
Neither government nor
church officials would com-
ment on the value of the
Hernandeses' assets or the



* BRAZILIAN evangelical Estevam Hernandes-Filho
(right), leaves United States Federal court in Miami with a
bodyguard after an arraignment on charges of illegally smug-
gling money into the United States in January.

(AP Photo: David Adame)

amount of their personal
wealth. The couple's U.S.
lawyers declined comment
on the case in Florida and
their lawyer in Brazil did not
return a call seeking com-
Launching their church in
1986, the pair capitalized on
the increasing popularity of
evangelical Protestant
churches, which have drawn
millions through their
dynamic services appealing
to younger, working- and
middle-class Brazilians.
"Reborn in Christ is an
exponent of the same
Pentecostal line created by
American televangelists like
Rex Humbard, Jimmy
Swaggart and Jim and
Tammy Bakker," said Edin
Sued Abumanssur, a reli-
gious studies professor at

Sao Paulo's Catholic
University. "They all preach
or preached the gospel of
prosperity according to
which the more one gives to
God and the Church the bet-
ter are his of her chances to
Jim Bakker was sent to
federal prison in 1989 for
bilking supporters of $158
million. He was released six
years later.
But the prosperity mes-
sage has growing appeal in
this country of 187 million
with one of the widest gaps
between rich and poor in
According to the 2000 cen-
sus, 74 percent of Brazilians
classified themselves as
Roman Catholics, down
from 84 percent in 1990. At
the same time, 15 percent

classified themselves as
evangelical Protestants, up
from 9 percent in the 1990
And in the seven years
since the last census,
Abumanssur says, there's
been steady growth in the
number of evangelicals a
term used in Brazil to define
several Christian but non-
Catholic bodies, including
Pentecostals, Baptists,
Methodists and Lutherans.
Reborn in Christ is not the
first Brazilian evangelical
church to have been tainted
by scandal.
In the early 1990s, the
Universal Church of the
Kingdom of God, Brazil's
largest evangelical church,
also was investigated for
embezzlement and tax eva-
sion, but nothing was ever
proven and the church just
grew stronger.
Today, the church headed
by Bishop Edir Macedo
owns a television network, a
newspaper, several radio sta-
tions and is believed to have
at least 5 million followers,
among them several politi-
cians belonging to right-of-
center parties.
Abumanssur said because
most of their followers view
them as martyrs, the
Hernandeses' legal woes are
unlikely to damage the
church's popularity. Most of
the faithful do not care if
their donations are used for
charity or to buy a yacht for
the founders of the church,
he said.
"The average parishioner
feels that he completes his
part of his prosperity bar-
gain with God when he seals
his donation in the contribu-
tion envelope," he said.
"What happens to his money
afterward is of no concern."


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Thursday, May 10, 2007 PG 21

PASTOR Allan Lee (centre), senior pastor of Calvary Bible Church, is scheduled to be one of the main speakers for the conference.
He is shown here with executives and members of Toastmasters Club 7178.
(Photo: Anthony Longley/DTM)

38th Annual United Bible Conference

Conference 2007, which holds close ties
with the church group of the
Association of Assemblies of Brethren
in the Bahamas, will be held.at the Cable Beach
Resort, Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27.
The board of directors of the United Bible
Conference (IBC) first visited the Bahamas some
five years ago. Having been blessed by excellent
Christian fellowship in the Bahamas, the over-
whelming hospitality of the Ministry of Tourism,
and the beautiful tropical atmosphere of the
island, they decided to visit the Bahamas for a sec-
ond time to host the annual Bible Conference.
The main speakers for the conference are Al
Whittinghill. minister-at-large for Ambassadors for
Christ. with offices in Atlanta, Georgia. and Pastor
Allan Lee. senior pastor of Calvary Bible Church,
Nassau. Bahamas.

The conference was started 38 years ago by
Bahamian, Dr T Michael Flowers of Andros.
Shortly after moving to the -United States many
years ago, Dr Flowers felt a call of God to move to
Savannah, Georgia. From there he went on to
expand his Christian outreach to many areas of
the southeast boarder of the United States. His
ministry was greatly facilitated by associates who
partnered with him in forming a non-profit organi-
sation Southern Gospel Mission Association
(SGMA), now headquartered in Atlanta. GA. and
currently chaired by Pastor Clifford Ice of
Community Bible Church in Atlanta.
Since this early beginning, a number of churches
were started on the eastern seaboard moving from
Valdosta, GA to Atlanta, Birmingham. AL. and
South Carolina.
Originally, the conference was started with a
focus on missions, but has since broadened its
scope to address other needs among Christians

such as spiritual life development, social awareness
and interaction, evangelism and family life con-
cerns, to name a few.
The directors of the conference have expressed
a desire to be able to meet and fellowship with as
many Bahamians as possible who wish to attend
this year's event in Nassau.
Members of the local UBC Bahamas committee
are: Chairman, Elder Herbert Johnson of the Blue
Hill Gospel Chapel: Vice chairman Marcel
Lightbourne: Secretary. Bloneva Johnson:
Treasurer. Winston Wallace: Pastor Emeritus Rex
Major and Theodore Jackson, member. The com-
mittee is supported by a number of auxiliary per-
sons in preparation for the conference.

Persons wishing to register for the conference
or purchase banquet tickets may contact Elder
Herbert .Iohnson at 341-7366 or Blue Hill Gospel
Chapel at 341-4598.

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"But woe unto you, Scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up
the kingdom of heaven against men:
for ye neither go in yourselves, nei-
ther suffer ye them that entering to go
Matthew 23:13

Christian nation) we've
mastered living the hyp-
ocritical life. It's of the
utmost importance that individuals
have a personal relationship with
Jehovah Yahweh through His Son
Yeshuwa Messiah.
In reading this article you have the
right to think and believe whatever;
but for your information I'm not an
FNM or a PLP
The question that I would ask the
many political bishops, apostles and
pastors of today is this; what would
Yeshuwa Messiah call you? Would

He call you brothers or hypocrites?
As educated and as anointed as
these religious leaders' claim to be,
it's so sad to know that they're still
ignorant of the fact that politics is a
divisive tool of the enemy. Political
rallies, elections and governments
come and go, but the true church of
Yeshuwa Messiah will stand and last
forever (Matthew 16:18).
The enemy has done an effective
job in deceiving the people; especial-
ly most of the religious leaders into
believing that this general election
was and is about the PLP and the
FNM, but to the contrary, the elec-
tion is a positioning of the One
World Government/New World
Order which is fast approaching and
if it was possible even God's very
elect would be deceived.
The fact that most of the leading
religious leaders of this country are
so spiritually blind and worldly, the
events and result of the general elec-
tion has effected them one way or



another. In the course of their reli-
gious and political persuasion many
act as if God is a PLP or FNM; on
both sides of the political divide reli-
gious leaders can be heard praying to
their God for victory.
In the book of Galatians 3:1, as the
apostle Paul said to the churches, so
I say to the churches and their lead-
ers throughout the Bahamas "O
Foolish Bahamians, who hath
bewitched you?" If the church is dis-
connected from God and can't walk
with the foot soldier right now, how
would it be able to run when the
horsemen come?
Political sermons mixed with the
word of God have been the messages
of most churches today. Now that the
general election is over what are


those political bishops, apostles and
pastors are going to say to their con-
Has the god of the PLP failed and
the god of the FNM delivered his
party? What wicked hypocrisy we've
got in this country especially within
the church; the organism which is
supposed to be a repairer of the
breach, but rather has become the
political instrument, where bishops,
apostles and pastors pimp their con-
gregation for their political party.
No matter which political party is
governing this fine country, the
enemy will always have a stronghold
upon it because of the wicked
hypocrisy of the church leaders. As a
result our young men and women are
dying in record numbers while the
powerless churches stand by help-
lessly. Jehovah Yahweh has raised up
sons and daughters for this hour that
are not going to conform to this
world and political systems as did
most of the leading religious leaders
of this country did.
After crying over the results of the
general election maybe, just maybe
these religious leaders would give
some consideration to I John 1:9,
which states "If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all
The bible teaches that we should
pray for those in authority for this is
good and acceptable in the sight of
God (I Timothy 2:1-3). PLP religious
leaders, despite how and what you
may feel about our Prime Minister
the right honorable Hubert A
Ingraham, you are commanded by
and from the bible which you use
every Sunday to pray for him (that's
pray for him, and not prey on him).
Also, you FNM religious leaders
are to do the same for the right hon-
orable Perry G Christie, the authori-
tative voice of the official opposition.
If not, the wicked hypocrisy will
never cease in this country as the
enemy continues to wreak havoc in
our land.

Join Pastor Brendalee and I
along with the family of Kingdom
Minded Fellowship Center Int'l, every
Sunday Morning @ 10:30am and
Thursday Nights @ 7:30pm at the
Bishop Michael Eldon High School
Auditorium for more of God's
uncompromising word. For questions
or comments contact us via e-
mail:pastormallen@(yahoo.cor or
ph. 1-242-351-7368 / 1-242-441-2021.

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to identify with th e
love of those who are
mothers and mother-
figures, even as we continue in the
after-glow of Easter, and we. ponder
the personal implications of the
The following story came to me
via e-mail years ago, but it still
speaks with great power. Allow the
story of a heroic rescue prompted
by a mother's love to open your
eyes to the depth of God's love,
soften your heart to believe in that
love, and guide your feet to follow
the cross by showing love to others.
"Our Character Is What We Do
When We Think No One Is
Looking" H Jackson Browne
Some years ago, on a hot summer
day in South Florida, a little boy
decided to go for a swim in the old
swimming hole behind his house. In
a hurry to dive into the cool water,
he ran out the back door, leaving
behind shoes, socks and shirt as he
He flew into the water, not realiz-
ing that as he swam toward the mid-
dle of the lake, an alligator was
swimming toward the shore. His
mother, in the house and looking
out the window, saw the two as they
got closer and closer together.
In utter fear, she ran toward the
water, yelling to her son as loudly as
she could. Hearing her voice, the
little boy became alarmed and made
a U-turn to swim to his mother. It
was too late. Just as he reached her,
the alligator reached him. From the
dock the mother grabbed her little
boy by the arms just as the alligator
snatched his legs. That began an
incredible tug-of-war between the
two. The alligator was much
stronger than the mother, but the
mother was much too passionate to
let go.
A farmer happened to drive by,
heard her screams, raced from his
truck, took aim and shot the alliga-
tor. Remarkably, after weeks and
weeks in the hospital, the little boy
survived. His legs were extremely
scarred by the vicious attack of the
animal. And, on his arms, were
deep scratches where his mother's
fingernails dug into his flesh in her
effort to hang on to the son she
The newspaper reporter who


interviewed the boy after the trau-
ma, asked if he would show him his
scars. The boy lifted his pant legs.
And then, with obvious pride, he
said to the reporter, "But look at my
arms. I have great scars on my arms,
too. I have them because my mom
wouldn't let go."
You and I can identify with that
little boy. We have scars, too. No,
not from an alligator, but the scars
of a painful past! Some of those
scars are unsightly and have caused
us deep regret. But, some wounds,
my friend, are because God has
refused to let go. In the midst of
your struggle, He's been there hold-
ing on to you.
The scripture teaches that God
loves you. You are a child of God.
He wants to protect you and pro-
vide for you in every way. But
sometimes we foolishly wade into
dangerous situations, not knowing
what lies ahead.
The swimming hole of life is filled
with peril apd we forget that the
enemy is waiting to attack. That's
when the tug-of-war begins and if
you have the scars of His love on
your arms be very, very grateful. He
did not, and will not, ever let you
Please pass this on to those you
love. God has blessed you, so that
you can be a blessing to others. You
just never know where a person is in
his/her life and what they are going
through. Never judge another per-
son's scars, because you don't know
how they got them.

"Mother's Day allows us to

identify with the love of those

who are mothers and mother-

figures, even as we continue

in the after-glow of Easter,

and we ponder the personal

implications of the cross."

Rev Angela Palacious


Break Away To Break Loose

Annual Women's Conference

Wednesday, May 9th Family Night 7pm

Friday, May 11th Anointed Service: Minister Brenda Pratt, Trinity Assemblies
Saturday, May 12th Prayer Breakfast: Minister Katherine Hamilton, Evangelistic Temple
Venue: C. C. Sweeting Sr High School


Assemblies City
Of Praise
Daughters of Zion
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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007

Calvary's faithful to be

honoured at banquet

Special event to mark church's 25th anniversary





ebration of its 25th anniversary. The banquet will be 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.