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me: 103 No. 147,







Police confirm incident

after PLP insider claims they

intended to conceal attack

Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE confirmed late last
night that the home of Perry
Christie's mother-in-law was
sprayed with bullets, in the ear-
ly hours of Monday morning.
Earlier, The Tribune had
been told that the police had
intended to conceal this fact
from the public because of the
"political sensitivity of the situ-
In fact, almost up to press
time last night, police were
maintaining that there was no
evidence that bullets had been
fired on the compound where
the former prime minister, his
wife, and mother-in-law live.
Only after The Tribune was
called to the scene by sources
close to the former prime min-
ister, was an updated report
released by law enforcement
Senior Assistant Commis-
sioner Elliston Greenslade said:
"This is a substantive update
to the preliminary report that
was given at approximately 4pm
by myself on behalf of the
police department.
"I'm stating now, and con-
firming, that on Wednesday,
May 16th, at about 9.30am, a
report was made by Mrs Trixie
Hanna, the owner of the resi-
dence here at West Bay, that
on Monday past, around 2am
she was awakened by the
sounds of gunshots in the neigh-
bourhood. She heard several
shots and subsequently retired
to bed.
"There was no other alarm
sounded at that point. This
morning, a check of the resi-
dence revealed what you now
see is an apparent bullet hole
to a northern window of the res-


idence. At the rear of the resi-
dence there is also a hole in an
area of the wall, just about mid-
way of the split level," he said.
Mr Greenslade said that
reports from other persons have
corroborated those of Mrs Han-
na of gunshots being heard on
Monday. He added that they
had received a report from an
anonymous caller claiming to
have seen a vehicle leaving the
neighbourhood shortly after
those gunshots were fired.
Mr Greenslade and Chief
Superintendent Miller said that
this matter is being taken
"extremely seriously."
"We have a senior team of
detectives here since this morn-
ing. We did all of the due dili-
gence and the file is now an
open investigation. We have
done all of the forensics, scenes
of crime work, and we are fol-
lowing the leads that we now
have' in this particular investi-
gation," he said.
Escorting the press to the
obvious bullet hole in the north-
ern window, Mrs Bernadette
Christie expressed her profound
displeasure at the way in which
the matter was being handled
by the police who had been to
the home earlier that day. She
questioned in fact, whether or
not politics had played a role
in the lack of interest that cer-
tain officers who visited the
scene initially seemed to take
in the situation.
Mr Christie has yet to make a
public statement. One of his
close advisers told The Tribune
yesterday that he was allowing
police to handle the matter.
However, another close PLP
source expressed his outrage
that this was the second report-
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'No mention of proposed port Call for new commission
for southwest New Providence' to review judges' salaries
in briefing notes for the PM

Chief Reporter
NOWHERE in the briefing notes prepared
for Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is there
any mention of a proposed port for southwest
New Providence nor have any plans or other
relevant information about such a' development
been brought to his attention, a statement from
Mr Ingraham's office said yesterday.
Nevertheless, the prime minister's office
emphasized that the final decision on this or any
other plans left incomplete by the PLP admin-
istration would be made in the best interest of
SEE page 12

Tribune Staff Reporter
TO PREVENT a judiciary crisis in the coun-
try, the FNM government is being urged to
appoint a new commission to review judges'
salaries as soon as possible and to open a dia-
logue between the judges and the Ministry of
In an interview with The Tribune yesterday,
attorney and former PLP senator Damian
Gomez said that the new administration should
be given some time to "settle in", but should
then immediately address the critical shortage
of judges and the dire state of the judiciary as it
SEE page 12

US to donate

four patrol

vessels for

Defence Force
-Tribune Staff Reporter
FOUR 40-foot patrol vessels
donated by the United States
of America, will be delivered
to the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force later this year, Minister of
National Security and Immi-
gration Tommy Turnquest said
Mr Turnquest, accompanied
by his Minister of State for
Immigration Elma Campbell,
made this announcement while
touring the Coral Harbour base
with Commodore Clifford Scav-
ella, and Commander Clyde
Mr Turnquest said that this
donation by the United States is
a "true expression" of the excel-
lent relations and commitments
that the Bahamas and the US
share in addressing each coun-
try's shared challenges.
"I am acutely aware that sea-
going assets alone cannot effec-
tively patrol our 100,000 square
miles of territory. I am advised
SEE page two

$ 1m seized by
DEU officers
forfeited to
the treasury
POLICE officials say that just
over $1 million, seized by offi-
cers of the Drug Enforcement
Unit last year, was forfeited to
the treasury.
Press liaison officer Assistant
Superintendent Walter Evans
told The Tribune yesterday that
the money was seized by DEU
officers on Grand Bahama.
According to ASP Evans, on
August 16. 2006, DEU officers
on that island seized $1,345,842
in US currency. ASP Evans
could not confirm yesterday
exactly where on Grand
Bahama the money had been
seized. However, he said, no
arrests have been made in con-
nection with the seizure,
although persons have been
questioned. The matter is still
being investigated.
According to ASP Evans, an
application was made to the
court to have the money for-
feited to the Public Treasury.'
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FROM page one
that the Air Wing has had oper-
ational difficulties in recent
times and I understand that the
one aircraft is now operational.
"We need to strengthen the
Air Wing and make it more
functional. My government, as
outlined in our Trust Agenda, is
committed to purchasing and
putting into service two addi-
tional surveillance aircraft to
enhance our detection capabil-
ity," he said.
Mr Turnquest said that his
decision to visit the base yes-
terday was designed to show his
commitment to the Defence
Force, and all other branches

of law enforcement as he has
already seen the Police, and will
be meeting with Prison Officers
"I wanted to show my com-
mitment early. That I'm going
to roll up my sleeves and get
things done," he said.
Commodore Scavella added
that the current government's
manifesto, "Trust Agenda", is
very much in keeping with the
Defence Force's own develop-
ment, and vision.
With this marriage of ideas,
Commodore Scavella agreed
that with government's assur-
ances, the Bahamian people will
be very pleased with the
Defence Force in the future.

* MINISTER of National
Security Tommy Turnquest

Work on Royal Island resort will

start in late 2007 or early 2008

THE developers behind a multi-million dol-
lar high-end residential community on Royal
Island, an island located near Spanish Wells,
said construction work on the marina, bou-
tique resort and golf course will start in late
2007 or early 2008, preliminary work on the
project having been completed already.
Cypress Equities, the affiliate of Dallas-based
real estate developer the Staubach Company,
headed by former Dallas Cowboys quarter-
back Roger Staubach, said work on its Pre-
view Village, consisting of three guest suites, a
fitness facility and restaurant, had been com-
The developer is now focusing on road and
office infrastructure development, while land
clearance for the golf course began in mid-
The Royal Island yacht facility on mainland
Eleuthera, to be located at the Bluffs and called
the Dock House, will also be completed "in
the coming weeks".
"This luxury resort and residential project
will be unlike anything seen previously in the
Bahamas," said Chris Maguire, president and
chief executive of Cypress Equities.
"We've assembled the finest development
team to,.ensure that we reach our goal of mak-
ing Royal Island the new standard for luxury
living in the Bahamas and the Caribbean."

When completed, Royal Island will feature a
five-star boutique hotel and spa, as well as
many fine-dining and casual restaurants.
A deep-water marina will house over 200
slips, surrounded by a village centre of shops,
cafes, customs and immigration office, emer-
gency services and a captains' club.
Beach clubs will be located throughout the
property, and the entire eastern portion of
Royal Island is devoted to the Jack Nicklaus
Golf Club of the Bahamas.
San Francisco-based SB Architects is leading
the project's design team alongside land plan-
ning firm EDSA, marina and coastal design
consultant Moffatt & Nichol, and golf course
design firm Nicklaus Design.
"Every detail of the design and placement of
the homes and amenities is being carefully con-
sidered to assimilate naturally into this island
"Royal Island will become known as the ulti-
mate destination for those individuals looking
to retreat to the most exclusive and
private estates in the Bahamas," said Mr
Royal Island is easily accessible by air via
North Eleuthera International Airport's 6,000
foot runway and a 10-minute cruise by water-
craft from Royal Island's private Dock House
on Eleuthera.

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allegedly found in posses-
sion of 357 pounds of
Williams is represented
by lawyer Ian Cargill.
The matter was
adjourned to May 23 for a
bail hearing.



Hopes that

meeting can help

to end dispute

at Morton Salt

0 In brief

Man in court

accused of sex

with girl, 13
Evans Street man was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday accused
of having sex with a 13-
year-old girl.
It was alleged that
Jamaal Omar Hanna
committed the offence
sometime between
December 2005 and Feb-
ruary 2006.
Hanna, who was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Susan Sylvester at
Court 11 in Nassau
Street, was not required
to enter a plea to the
He was granted bail in
the sum of $5,000. The
case was adjourned to
August 24.
N A MAN was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on drug
conspiracy charges.
Marvin Adderley, 31,
alias Marvin Brown, was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane
It is alleged that
between Tuesday, August
23, 2002 and Wednesday,
September 14, 2005,
Adderley conspired to
possess five pounds of
cocaine with intent to
supply it to another.
It is also alleged that
during that same period,
Adderley being con-
cerned with others, con-
spired to export from the
Bahamas five pounds of
Adderley pleaded not
guilty to the charge and
was granted bail in the
sum of $30,000. The mat-
ter was adjourned to May

TWO men were
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court on Tuesday on
drug conspiracy charges.
It is alleged that
Nathaniel Thompson, 39,
of Kenningston Gardens
and Curtis Leroy Moss,
44, of Coral Heights and
Hollywood, Florida con-
spired to export from the
Bahamas 11 pounds of
cocaine between Thurs-
day, February 9 and
Thursday, April 6, 2006.
It is also alleged that
the accused conspired to
possess the drugs with
intent to supply it to
another during the same
period, being concerned
together with others.
The accused were
arraigned before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez
it court one in Bank
Lane. They both pleaded
not guilty to the charges.
Thompson was granted
bail in the sum of $10,000
and Moss remains on
police bail in the sum of
$20,000. The matter was
adjourned to May 22.
pleaded not guilty in
Magistrate's Court yes-
;erday to possession of
$350,000 worth of mari-
Jerome Prince
Williams, 27, of Staniard
Creek, Andros was
arraigned before Magis-
rate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane
on the charge of posses-
sion of marijuana with
ntent to supply.
It was alleged that on
Sunday, May 13, while at
Staniard Creek, Williams
was found in possession
of a quantity of marijuana
which authorities
believed he intended to
upply to another.
According to the prose-
cution, Williams was

respective parties resolve
this and other outstanding
industrial matters.
"The resolution of this dis-
pute is a part of the Free
National Movement Gov-
ernment's commitment to
the timely settlement of
industrial disputes through-
out the Commonwealth," Mr
Foulkes said.
"In accord with Manifesto
2007, it pledges to institute a
more effective system for the
settlement of disputes
between employers and
employees and to further
strengthen Government's

* MINISTER of Maritime
Affairs and Labour,
Senator Dion Fouikes

labour relations through
bipartite and tripartite con-
sultation," a release from the
newly appointed minister's
office said.

Chief Reporter
MORALE at the Morton
Salt plant in Inagua is at an
all time low but with a meet-
ing scheduled between the
company, the union and gov-
ernment for next Thursday,
TUC president Obie Fergu-
son said the parties are in no
mood to let the situation
drag on any longer.
The parties have been
without An industrial agree-
ment since September 30,
The company's last pro-
posal was to give the
employees a 3.75 per cent
increase. The union wants a
4.25 per cent increase. Mr
Ferguson said that with the
company's management and
the union working between
those two percentages a
solution could be in sight.
"We take the view that
there should be some com-
mon ground as to how we
should come to a resolution.
They are not too far apart
and with a little manipula-
tion here and there we can
dispose of the matter," he
"We are not going there
to cause a deadlock or tak-
ing a take it or leave it kind
of attitude. It would not be
fair to take an emphatic
position one way or the oth-
er, but to give a range with a
view to truly to change this
situation," Mr Ferguson said.

Meanwhile the union
leader said that workers are
"very unhappy and very dis-
appointed so the morale
can't be very high"..
In an effort to settle the
continuing dispute at Mor-
ton Salt, Minister of Mar-
itime Affairs and Labour,.
Senator Dion Foulkes is
expected to meet with rep-
resentatives of the company
and the Bahamas Industrial
Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union next Thurs-
Mr Foulkes will convene
the meeting to help the

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007, PAGE 3







Morale at Inagua

company 'is at

an all time low'

Customs officer

dies after crash

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A Customs officer who lost control of his
vehicle after experiencing severe chest pains on Tuesday morn-
ing died on arrival at the hospital.
Stephen Smith, 41, of Nelson Road, Mayfield Park, was-
rushed by ambulance to the Accident and Emergency section at
Rand Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by
Mr Smith was driving his Chevy Tahoe SUV east along West
Sunrise Highway around 8.50am when he veered off the road
and into bushes, near the entrance of the Bahamia subdivi-
Chief Superintendent of Police Basil Rahming said the vehi-
cle came to rest about 260 feet into the bushes, and was slight-
ly damaged. He said passersby alerted police.
When EMS personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered
Mr Smith seated behind the wheel. He was reportedly alert, but
complaining of severe chest pains.
Smith was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead on
arrival. Police have classified the matter as a sudden death.

POLICE on Bimini arrested two men in connection with the
discovery of firearm and dangerous drugs this week.
According to reports, at about 11.45am on Monday, officers
went to a location on King's Highway in Bailey Town, where
they reported observing two men acting suspiciously.
The officers said they discovered a .9mm pistol, 33 live rounds
of .9mm ammunition, along with 25 small packets containing
marijuana in the area.
A 17-year-old resident of Hay Street, New Providence, was
taken into custody at the Alice Town Police Station.
A 19-year-old resident of Bailey Town later surrendered to


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Why didn't Christie get things done?

IN APRIL last year former prime minister
Perry Christie attended the wedding of Turks
and Caicos' Chief Minister Michael Missick and
TV star Lisa Raye McCoy.
From remarks made on his return, we gath-
er that he and former opposition leader, now
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, were guests
during the festivities at Amanyara on Provi-
Apparently Mr Christie was swept off his
feet by the resort's beauty and dramatic set-
ting. We understand that Mr Ingraham was also
Amanyara- Sanskrit for "peaceful place" -
belongs to the family of Aman resorts located in
the Philippines, Cambodia, Morocco and
Bhutan. Persons who have vacationed at these
exotic resorts say that their design and com-
fort would be perfect for the Bahamas, espe-
cially in a Family Island setting.
The Providenciales resort has been described
as "spacious and dramatic, yet intimate with
cosy areas in which to retreat." Amanyara is
always open to the elements the sun, reflec-
tions from the ponds, the breeze, and the sounds
and sights of the ocean.
On Mr Christie's return a source told The
Tribune that he and then Tourism Minister
Obie Wilchcombe approached the resort oper-
ators about the possibility of the branch being
established in the Bahamas. The informal dis-
cussions were said to have taken place while
Mr Christie was in the Turks for the wedding.
Mr Wilchcombe confirmed that indeed he
and Mr Christie met with one of the resort's
operators to follow up on Aman's "long stand-
ing interest" in the Bahamas.
If Mr Christie was so impressed and thought
it would be such an asset for the Bahamas'
tourist industry why isn't Aman already in busi-
ness here?
The impression given by the comments made
on his and Mr Wilchcombe's return was that
they had made a great discovery, which they
were now going to try to attract to the Bahamas.
What we failed to realise at the time was
that before being voted out of office in 2002, Mr
Ingraham had already signed heads of agree-
ment for a $500 million Aman resort to be cre-
ated at Norman's Cay in the Exumas. All Mr
Christie had to do was to finalise the plans and
today the Bahamas would already have had
Aman Caya in operation. So we do not under-
stand what he and Mr Wilchcombe were trying
to negotiate in the Turks and Caicos.
No wonder Mr Jonathan Breene, of the New
York/Miami-based Setai Group, which has part-
nered with Aman resorts for the 1,000-acre
Norman's Cay project, could say that his group
were "very excited that Mr Ingraham is in pow-

"We want to get this project moving," said Mr
Breene. "We think it's fantastic for the
Bahamas, and once we get this done we may
look at other projects in the Bahamas."
Mr Breene said that they "signed a Heads of
Agreement back in 2002, and we've basically
been sitting and waiting since that time to get
the project moving."
He said he was looking forward "hopefully to
getting Mr Ingraham's support again." He
described Mr Ingraham as a man of "principle
and his word." When you sit in a meeting with
him, said Mr Breene, "if he says he will do
something, he will do it."
Mr Christie during the election campaign
told voters that Mr Ingraham could not be trust-
ed. He urged them to put their trust in him -
Perry Christie.
Large billboards were erected during the
, election campaign at strategic roundabouts with
a larger than life portrait of Mr Christie pro-
claiming that in 2005 the Bahamas had 5 million
tourists. Also on the hustings, he told Bahami-
ans that tourist arrivals were increasing. The
Tribune knew that this was not true, but the
Ministry refused to release the official figures
during the campaign. To do so would have told
Bahamians that the word of their prime minis-
ter could not be trusted. It was only when Mr
Ingraham was returned to power that the true
figures came out. In 2005 the Bahamas had 4.8
million tourists not five million, and all
through 2006 visitor arrivals were falling.
And now we have the case of the relocation
of docks to Clifton from Bay Street. (See story
page 1). Apparently, this was high on Mr
Christie's to-do list. It does not seem to be a pri-
ority with Mr Ingraham.
Mr Christie was quick to criticise the new
prime minister for not taking the transfer of
the docks as seriously as he felt he should. He
blamed Mr Ingraham for putting the "econom-
ic transformation of the city of Nassau" in great
If this project were so important to Mr
Christie why was it not included in the briefing
notes that an outgoing prime minister leaves
for his successor?
In a terse note from the Prime Minister's
office yesterday, Mr Ingraham replied to Mr
Christie's angry criticism. Nowhere in the brief-
ing notes prepared for him, said the statement,
was there any mention of a proposed port for
southwest New Providence. Nor had any plans
or other relevant information about such a
development been brought to his attention.
It was all a matter of trust, Mr Christie told
voters during the election campaign, as he urged
them to support his government. On May 2,
the electorate picked the man they felt they
really could trust.


appears to be

'leading' man

EDITOR, The Tribune.
HUBERT Ingraham now
appears to be the "leading" man
and Perry Christie the "trailing"
man in the 2007 general election
campaign. Over the past several
weeks, a now obviously running-
scared PLP, "inspired" by its
"Karl Rove" wannabe, with-his-
hand-in-every-pot, chairman,
Raynard Rigby has shown that
there is no trick too low or dirty
to which the PLP will not stoop.
They've even made all the
FNM's Ingraham-haters regular
and prominent front men on the
podium of their election rallies.
And isn't it awful about
Allen? A man if he had played
his cards right set to become
the next Prime Minister, becom-
ing a cartoon caricature of him-
self during his glory days as an
FNM minister looking after the
"little darlings". At least former
Delaporte MP Floyd Watkins,
who, had his own differences
with Mr Ingraham, kept his dig-
nity intact by not joining the anti-
Ingraham "hired guns" posse.
The PLP propaganda
machine's latest "innovation" is
a T-shirt morphing the likeness-,
es of Mr Ingraham and Brent
Symonette on to one body.
Hopefully, this will in no way
be compared to Don Imus and
his producer Bernard McGuirk
mocking the looks of a bunch of
college girls, but wouldn't the
sheer size of Mr Ingraham's
head make this an impossibili-
Mr Ingraham has indeed left
his footprints in the Bahamian
sands of time. His successor, Mr
Christie, walked in the track, but
couldn't quite fill his shoes. But
he does do a mean shuffle, which
unfortunately can be compared
to Nero fiddling while Rome
Mr Ingraham, during his par-
ty's ten years in office, has
achieved an enviable record of
achievement, including truly
deepening democracy by free-
ing the airwaves. (Unfortunate-
ly, ZNS is still a political tool of
the governing party. Just ask the
now beleaguered Darrold
Other firsts by Mr Ingraham
are: the shortening to work
hours; enactment of a minimum
wage, which the Trade Union
Congress now wants to be no
less than $275 weekly; reduced
infant mortality rate which,
unfortunately for the little dar-
lings, shot back up again during
the PLP's administration; the
introduction of Local Govern-
ment: the coming on stream of
the Atlantis Resort; and restor-

ing the country's severely tar-
nished image. All the recent rev-
elations in the Anna Nicole
tragedy, which just may be the
tip of the iceberg, show that this
task is again necessary. Can the
resulting "unintended effect" of
a brief spike in tourism be really
be regarded as a form of justifi-
cation for this sordid affair?
Conscientiously objecting
after a Commission of Inquiry
found deep-rooted corruption
within the PLP, both Mr Ingra-
ham and Mr Christie found new
political lives outside the Party.
But while Mr Ingraham stayed
true to the personal, and ulti-
mately successful course on
which he embarked, Mr Christie
did not himself adhere to the
"No Turning Back" marching
orders to the party faithful.
There is only one problem.
Before you can consider the
question of "No turning back",
you actually have to be headed
Politicians, in their attempts
to rally support, are often noted
for their shameless efforts to
bypass the intellect and go
straight for the emotions. So per-
haps this new sound bite of "No
Turning Back": may in fact be
nothing more than the "new"
PLP's subtle, emotionally-
charged version of the master-
whipping-slave cartoon widely
publicised during its early, pre-
"Roots" campaign strategy.
So if we don't "turn back"
where would we be headed with
Mr Christie? What is his vision
of government? His Code of
Ethics has turned out to be a
cruel joke played on Bahamians
- witness the well-publicised
adventures of some of his Cabi-
net Ministers and other office-
oppointees. But what really
insults the intelligence of
Bahamians, is Mr Christie's
dogged determination to, instead
of disciplining those violating his
much-touted Code of Ethics, to
try and cover them up. And now
most these same folks are again
being foisted on an unsuspect-
ing electorate. If Shane wins,
could he be appointed Immigra-
tion Minister again after being
"exonerated" by the electorate?
Prime Ministers and Presi-
dents, as Richard Nixon once
told interviewer David Frost,
need to be "good butchers". On
more than one occasion, Mr
Christie really should have used
the ax, instead of now attempt-

ing to foist certain political hacks
back on the public again.
So what will be Mr Christie's
true legacy his claim to fame
- as having made The Bahamas
the "best little country in the
The Urban Renewal Pro-
gramme was visualised decades
ago, and long-mothballed. If it
had been timely effectively
implemented, it possibly would
have had a positive and note-
worthy impact on our now esca-
lating murder rate and other vio-
lent crimes.
In my opinion, the PLP has
been too soft on crime. During
the FNM's 10 years in office five
murderers were put to death in
accordance with the law of the
land, two on the same day.
Deterrence, from ancient Rome
and its punishments by death on
the cross, to England, where
public hangings were the pre-
ferred method of execution, was
seen as the only means to assist
undermanned and overwhelmed
police authorities, as local police
have readily acknowledged, is a
very real challenge. And while
on that subject, what about the
helicopters announced in a
Speech from the Throne several
years ago, that would be provid-
ed to assist in law enforcement?
The much-touted Anchor Pro-
jects have yet to take on any vis-
ible signs of becoming viable.
The legal system is practically in
tatters, thanks to a bungling
attorney general.
Will Junkanoo seating, as Mr
Ingraham has advocated, be
made once again more widely-
available to the masses, or will it
remain as a profit centre for
some greedy minister if the PLP
gets back into power. It may be
that "You can put a price on cul-
ture" provided you're in the
inner circle of deal-makers.
In my opinion, it's not so
much a question of "not turning
back", but rather a national
emergency where there is an
urgent need for Course Correc-
In the end, as the voters vent
their individual frustrations on
each other, in their private
enclaves many of the successful
office-seekers from the various
parties will probably raise their
glasses as they engage in
moments of gloating cama-
It is said that politics, like
Christianity, offers hope. In this
regard, I can only add, Thank
God for Mr Ingraham.

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leader calls
for protest
on sales tax
THE opposition leader of
St Vincent and the Grenadines
has called on islanders to gath-
er for a street protest in the
capital to pressure the gov-
ernment to do more to tackle
poverty, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Citing what he called
mounting public dissatisfac-
tion with the government,
Arnhim Eustace said in a
televised speech late Tuesday
that St. Vincentians should
join his New Democratic Par-
ty for a June 8 demonstration
in Kingstown.
"We face and are experi-
encing great hardships while
our poor become poorer and
our middle class declines,"
Eustace, a former premier,
said in this archipelago in the
south-east Caribbean.
He said a 15 per cent sales
tax introduced on May 1 has
caused a spike in the price of
goods and services. "Every-
one is feeling the pinch of ris-
ing prices," he said.
Gonsalves said Eustace's
comments were inaccurate
and politically motivated.
Gonsalves said the 15 per
cent value-added levy on
goods and services will bene-
fit islanders in the long run,
since more revenue will pro-
vide for better education and
health services.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
NASSAU can expect to he
hit again with heavy rainfall and
thunderstorms before the week
is out, chief meteorologist Basil
Dean said yesterday.
While Nassau still sits under
numerous deep pools of now
filthy rain water, Bahamians
must brace themselves for fur-
ther flooding, and with that, fur-
ther inconvenience.
A frontal system, heading
south east from Florida is due to
hit Bahamian shores late tomor-
row afternoon, while a low pres-
sure system currently develop-
ing over central Cuba is expect-
ed to move north-east, joining
the frontal system over the
Bahamas by Friday, according
to Mr Dean.

--That will certainly enhance
the shower activity, becoming
heavy at times on Friday. So
you can look forward to per-
haps some heavy thunderstorms
around the midday hour, early
afternoon," he said.
However, although residual
showers are predicted for Sat-
urday morning, the weekend as
a whole looks set to be clearer,
he said.
Torrential rainfall on Tues-
day rapidly flooded the streets,
causing as has come to be
expected a massive slow down
of an already problematic traffic
Cars broke down as their
engines flooded, or were forced
to take alternative routes, as
popular thoroughfares were
inundated with water which
would not drain off and

remained deep even a day later.
Such scenes have become
commonplace on New, Provi-
dence streets over the years,
with images of feet-deep water
making front page news on a
regular basis.
Previously, it has been point-
ed out that a lack of basic
drainage in some areas, com-
bined with blockages in exist-
ing drainage systems contribute
significantly to the problem.
However, Public Works
Director Melanie Roach has
denied that there is a significant
flooding problem.
In previous years, Ms Roach
has stated that Nassau's drains
work, but that water simply
takes a long time to run-off.
"We are a low-lying, heavily
built-up area. And there are, of

course, some challenges, but
nothing major," said Ms Roach.
Ms Roach did say, however,
that the ministry is "constantly
upgrading" the system.
Chairman of the Nassau
Tourism Development Board,
Charles Klonaris, has spoken
out previously about the poten-
tial for damage and losses for
businesses that heavy flooding,
particularly in the downtown
area, can bring.
At the end of 2005, Mr
Klonaris said that properly
functioning drains were a neces-
sity and were in fact part of the
redevelopment plans for the
downtown area.
Since coming to office this
month, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham has stated that his
government will review the

plans for the redevelopment of
Attempts to contact Mr
Klonaris for an update were
unsuccessful yesterday. Neither
Ms Roach, nor Works Minister
Earl Deveaux were available
for comment.

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Two charged with murder

0 DELRICK Carter

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama men were charged in
Magistrate's Court with the mur-
der of a Freeport businessman.
Delrick Carter, a 35-year-old
resident of Ferryhorse Lane in
Seahorse Village, and Schamal
Gardiner, a 30-year-old resident
of Beachway Drive, appeared
in court three, where they were
arraigned before-lMagistrate-
HelenJones. ;,o .; ,
It is alleged that on May 12,
the men, being concerned togeth-
er, intentionally caused the death

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of Lambert Bowe, owner and
operator of Lebco Tyre Shop.
The men were escorted in
separate police cars to the cour-
thouse around 10am.
Police officers were on stand-
by at the rear of the courthouse,
and there were only a few
onlookers watching from a dis-
tance as the accused men were
quietly led in handcuffs through
a back entrance.
The men were not required
to enter aplea to the murder '
The matter was adjourned' to
August 7. Both were remaH&dd
to Her Majesty's Prison.

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Greene and Ronald Simmons,
who were convicted of the mur-
der of a police constable nearly
10 years ago, had their death
sentences commuted to life in
prison yesterday.
Senior Justice Anita Allen
handed down the new sentences
in the Supreme Court on Sim-
mons, 32, and Green, 30, yes-
terday morning.
The men were represented
by lawyers Murrio Ducille and
Dorsey McPhee.
On April 5, 2002, after a trial
lasting just under four weeks,
both men were convicted of the
October 16, 1997 murder of
police officer Perry McKellan
Munroe, and of housebreaking.

They were sentenced to death.
During their trial it was
revealed that on the morning
of that day in 1997, the cousins,
Greene and Simmons, flew
from Nassau together to Man-
grove Cay, Andros where their
uncle owned a restaurant the
Fisherman's Club at Little Har-
bour. However, their uncle was
away at the time.
According to trial testimony,
around 7.45pm at the Fisher-
man's Club, three shots were
fired from a twelve-bore Mav-
erick pump action shotgun.
Two of the shots struck Con-
stable Munroe in the head and
killed him. Munroe and anoth-
er officer had gone to investi-
gate an apparent break-in at the
The shotgun was licensed to

Simmons. Simmons and Greene
subsequently fled the Bahamas,
flying by way of Miami to Oma-
ha, Nebraska where they stayed
for more than three years,
according to court records.


On March 27, 2001 they were
deported from Nebraska, arriving
at Nassau International Airport
accompanied by Bahamian and
US law enforcement officers.
In early March 2006 the Lon-
don based Privy Council ruled
that the mandatory death sen-
tence was in violation of the
Bahamas Constitution.
Judges may now use their dis-
cretion in determining the sen-
tence of a convicted murderer.

That ruling has since brought
about the review of the sen-
tences of all death row inmates.
During her ruling yesterday,
Justice Allen noted that proba-
tionary reports suggested that
neither of the two men has any
previous convictions and that a
psychiatric report suggested that
neither of them suffers from any
mental illnesses.
She also noted that Greene
had expressed remorse over
officer Munroe's death. She
informed the men that they
were sentenced to life mean-
ing that they will spend the rest
of their natural lives in prison.
Justice Allen also informed
them that their sentence for
murder would run concurrently
with the sentence for house-

Google entrepreneur marries

fiance on Bahamas island

SERGEY Brin, the billion-
aire co-founder of the popular
Internet search engine Google,
and his long-time sweetheart
Anne Wojcicki, a biotech entre-
preneur, got married on Musha
Cay in the Exuma chain over
the weekend.
The couple exchanged vows
in a private ceremony on the
island, which is owned by magi-
cian David Copperfield.
The private 150-acre cay nor-
mally rents for $325,000 per
While the groom continues
as Google's president of tech-
nology, his bride is developing a

web site called 23andme.com.
The site will promote cutting-
edge genetics technologies.
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US media, the wedding cere-
mony on Musha Cay combined
the unconventional and tradi-
tional. The bride and groom
and other members of the wed-
ding party wore swimsuits, hav-
ing swam to an offshore sandbar
while other guests took a boat.
About 60 guests were in atten-
The couple, in accordance
with their Jewish heritage, were
wed under a traditional canopy,
the chupah.
However, the ceremony was
performed by two friends, nei-
ther of whom were rabbis, Mer-
cury News reported.
Mr Brin's 83-year-old grand-
mother Maya said that the wed-
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PARTS of central and East-
ern Nassau suffered short black-
outs yesterday, while more
lengthy electricity shutdowns
continued to plague the
Seabreeze area, according to
A spokesperson for the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion, said that the black outs
were "weather-related" fol-
lowing heavy storms that day.
Generators had been caused
to trip according to the
spokesperson, leading to the
minor power incidents across
the island.
General manager of BEC,
Kevin Basden, did not answer
calls made to his office yesterday.
According to the spokesper-
son, Mr Basden and many oth-
er senior officials at the corpo-
ration had been in a meeting
for most of the day.
However, Mr Basden did
confirm that work was being
done in the Seabreeze area yes-
terday, she said.
Residents of the very same
suburb that came to The Tri-
bune last week to complain that
their lives are being "made a
misery" by constant power cuts.
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Bahamas to Haitian parents


THE current of anger and
pain running through the
veins of the Bahamas, generally
the source of which is traced back
to the country's young and young
adult population, is at the very

least an issue of dispossession and
Nowhere more profoundly
does the complexity of this prob-
lem manifest itself than in the
plight of persons born in the
Bahamas to Haitian parents.
Despite the fact that these
young men and women were
born in the Bahamas, they are

relegated to a second-class citi-
zenry and are expected to be
grateful for the "little favours"
extended to them as the system
constantly reminds them that the
alternative to the abuses they face
may be deportation to Haiti and
certain poverty.
Yet still there are those who
would even begrudge them these
"little favours" of public health
care and education. It is hard for
them not to be embittered by this.
Consider this situation: A
young man born to poor Haitian
parents in January of 1991 will
graduate this year from a gov-
ernment high school at the top of
his class. He also has a history of
excelling academically through-
out his elementary school career.
After his graduation, however,
this is where his academic career
With no money or passport to
allow him to attend a college
abroad, there is only the possi-
bility of attending the College of
the Bahamas, if, that is, the
school's fees were not set higher
for "non-Bahamians".
The dire situation is even fur-
ther compounded by the fact that
many local scholarships are avail-
able only to "legal" citizens of
the Bahamas.
So the young man takes a job,
one he does not want or may be
ill-suited for because he is denied
the same privilege his other class-
mates have. He may even watch
another young man, born in the
same year, same community, in
the same hospital, attending the
same school, with perhaps grades
not as good as his, become a
lawyer, a doctor or anything he
Our young Haitian-Bahamian
is held back in life by one of the
things no child can control, the
state of (or rather status of) his
It is easy to see how this would
frustrate a young man or woman
who desires nothing more than a
chance to thrive in the only soci-
ety he/she knows as home.
Many Haitian-Bahamains find
themselves in the situation where
they are born in the right place, at
the right time but to the "wrong
In speaking with some of these

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young people they refer
euphemistically to their travel
document as their "newspaper"
as it becomes voluminous by the
time they reach the age of 25 -
chronicling their vital statistics
from the time they are a toddler.
One young man said that he
could tell me his weight and
height from the age of one up to
his present age of 29.
In addition, this document sig-
nifies their only legal tie to their
country of birth.
As they move about their com-
munities, they live in constant fear
of the next raid and the conse-
quences that would befall them
if an immigration officer finds
them without this document or a
As for passports, or "the blue
book" as it is called among some
Haitian-Bahamians, obtaining
one is not as simple as most
Bahamian officials would have
you believe. Citizenship can be
granted to these young men and
women if they apply for it at the
age of 18. It is not an automatic
privilege, it is at the very least a
'crapshoot' some get lucky but
most do not.
I spoke to a man, 35 years old,
who has been applying since the
time he was 18 for citizenship.
Understandably, it was hard
for him not to express his bitter-
ness at a system that seemed to
intentionally block him from
becoming nationalised in the only
country he has ever lived in. Even
more difficult for him was to hold
back the venom he had toward
ministers of the former govern-
ment who extended the largesse
of permanent residency to a for-
eigner certainly more foreign
than the Department of Immi-
gration considered him in less
than one year.
Beyond this, there is the day-
to-day discrimination faced by
Haitain-Bahamians, the "my
Haitian" this, "your stink Hait-
ian self" that is only hidden to

those Bahamians living under a
rock. One young Haitin-Bahami-
an woman told me that the first
time a store owner told her "that
she did not know why I don't take
my Haitian self back from where
I come from," she did.
"I was crying but I jumped
back on my bike and went back
to my Ma house in Bain Town. It
was not until years later that I
knew exactly what she really
meant. She wanted me to go back
to Haiti but it did not occur to
me because I was born here," she

A young man whose
father sent him "back"
to Haiti voluntarily during the
Loftus Roker era said that when
he was in primary school the chil-
dren also told him to carry his
"Haitian self" back home. When
he went to school in Haiti, how-
ever, whenever he got into a fight
there, he was told that he was not
Haitian and he should go "back
home to the Bahamas".
The frustration of this group is
real, the anger is growing, the hurt
is deep and the sins committed
by my generation and the gener-
ations before us against the
Haitain-Bahamian populace are
very real.
The Bahamas and the Bahami-
ans, whose identity floats some-
where between the history of
Africa, European migration and
British Colonialism, owes much
to Haiti and the Haitian people in
The best way for me to qualify
this statement is to quote the
famous iconoclast, freed slave and
abolitionist Frederick Douglas,
who served as US Ambassador
to Haiti from 1889 to 1891.
Douglas gave a lecture at the
World's Fair in 1893 where he
"Until Haiti struck for free-
dom, the conscience of the Chris-
tian world slept profoundly over

slavery. It was scarcely troubled
even by a dream of this crime
against justice and liberty. The'
Negro was in its estimation a
sheep-like creature, having no,
rights which white men were,
bound to respect, a docile animal,
a kind of ass, capable of bearing
burdens, and receiving strips from
a white master without resent-
ment, and without resistance. The,
mission of Haiti was to dispel this.
degradation and dangerous delu--
sion, and to give to the world a
new and true revelation of the
black man's character. This mis-
sion she has performed and per-
formed it well.
"Until she spoke no Christian
nation had abolished negro slav-
ery. Until she spoke no Christian
nation had given to the world an
organised effort to abolish slav-
ery. Until she spoke the slave
ship, followed by hungry sharks,
greedy to devour the dead and
dying slaves flung overboard to
feed them, ploughed in peace the
South Atlantic painting the sea
with the Negro's blood. Until she
spoke, the slave trade was sanc-
tioned by all the Christian nations
of the world, and our land of lib-
erty and light included. Meni
made fortunes by this infernal
traffic, and were esteemed as,.
good Christians, and the stand-;
ing types and representations of,
the Saviour of the World. Until
Haiti spoke, the church was silent,
and the pulpit was dumb. Slave
traders lived and slava-traders
died. Funeral sermons were
preached over them, and of them
it was said that they died in the
triumphs of the Christian faith .
and went to heaven among the -
There is no denying that the
Bahamas feels weak in the face of
the problem of illegal immigra-
tion, particularly from Haiti, but
not all that is good or moral is
covered in the law of this or any
country. Haitain-Bahamians
should be regularised.

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007, PAGE 9


PM's salary to be discussed in House

THE law which prohibits the
payment of more than one
salary to a prime minister in
office will be introduced in the
House of Assembly on May 23.
Parliament will reconvene for
the first time since the election
next Wednesday and the bill
concerning the prime minister's
salary is on top of the new gov-
ernment's agenda.
Newly elected Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham in a press
conference last Sunday
announced he will not be
receiving a pension while serv-
ing has prime minister of the
Mr Ingraham explained that
Bahamians would "save" the
pension payments made to him
in the amount of $114,000.
The prime minister's salary
is $86,000 per year. He also
receives an additional $28,000


* HUBERT Ingraham

per year as a Member of Par-
"I told the Bahamian people

this election was about trust and
I got elected. I told the Bahami-
an people, five-plus years ago
that if I got re-elected to the
House of Assembly: I would not
accept a nickel or dime as pay,"
Mr Ingraham said.
The prime minister said that
he would redeposit the pension
he received so far in the Public
Treasury. The money, which
was deposited to his account
"which should not have been
sent in the first place, he said.
"Payment of the pension
would be suspended until I am
out of office again," he added.
Regarding costs of cabinet
ministers and parliamentary
secretaries, the prime minister
said he thought it "best as I
could to streamline various
responsibilities between min-
istries and agencies of the gov-

Thousands of visitors expected for

religious convention in Freeport

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama Island will become a
major religious tourism desti-
nation this August when thou-
sands are expected to attend the
'Empowerment Island 2007
Encounter' convention in
Dr Jamal Byrant, a 'mega-
church' leader from Baltimore,
will bring thousands of his fol-
lowers from Empowerment
Temple African Methodist
Episcopal church to Freeport
for religious revival, worship
and relaxation.
The convention, which is set
for August 1 to 4, will be held at
the Sheraton and Westin at Our
Lucaya Resort.
Mr Byrant, who is partnering
with World Class Vacation in
Freeport, is hoping to attract
about 5,000 convention partici-
pants from the USA, London,
South Africa, and Kenya.
In addition to attending the
convention, he said, participants
will be able to enjoy a five-star
vacation experience, and con-

tribute to Freeport's economy.
"We don't want people to just
go to church, and go to the
room; we want them to jet ski,
snorkel, shop, and to experience
some of the culinary gifts that
are here, and to give Freeport
exposure," said Dr Byrant.
Bahamians of all religious
denominations are invited to
attend the convention to hear
from various religious leaders,
including Dr Byrant, Bishop
Neil Ellis, Bishop George
Bloomer, and others.
There will also be gospel per-
formances by Stellar Award
winner Byron Cage, William
Murphy, and Jonathan Nelson.
The Trinity Broadcasting Net-
work (11'N). which is the largest
Christian satellite station viewed
by some 30 million people daily
worldwide, will broadcast the
first niTht of the convention.
Day-Star, the second largest
Christian network, and Word
Network will televise the sec-
ond and thud nights.
"Thi, is the first conference of
its kind that we will be hosting
in Freeport. We hope this will
be an ongoing relationship that

will not just benefit the island,
but the body of Christ," he said.
Dr Byrant founded the
Empowerment Temple African
Methodist Episcopal Church in
Northwest Baltimore seven
years ago with 43 members.
Today, the church membership
has grown to more than 10,000.
"What is unique about our
ministry is that our main demo-
graphic is age 18 to 45 years,
which is the hardest demograph-
ic to reach and pull into church.
"We are looking to franchise
the church and to plant other
churches around the country
and ultimately around the
world," he said.
Linwood Johnson, Ministry
of Tourism representative for
the religious tourism sector, said
Grand Bahama will gain signif-
icant benefits and exposure as a
result of the convention.
"Some 10 years ago, the Min-
istry of Tourism set out to put
initiatives forth to go after the
religious market and when we
looked at all of the 700 islands,
there was no question . that
Grand Bahama has the great-
est potential," he said.

The FNM government con-
sists of 12 cabinet ministers,
eight ministers of state, and two
parliamentary secretaries.
The prime minister's salary
and allowance totals $114,000:
the deputy prime minister's

salary and allowance totals
$91,000; cabinet ministers'
salaries and allowances togeth-
er total $710,000; the eight min-
isters of state's salaries and
allowances total $520,000; and
the two parliamentary secre-

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Under the previous govern-
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totalled $1.55 million. Under
the current FNM administra-
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Jamaicans are irked by confusing

twists in Woolmer homicide probe

WITH cricket fans across the
,rild watching, Jamaicans are
ricieasingly frustrated over
tl)eir police's inability to identi-
fy a suspect in the death of Pak-
istan coach Bob Woolmer two
months after announcing he had
been murdered during the
World Cup. according to Asso-
iated Press.
The seeming lack of progress
' and media reports that
Woolmer might not have been
murderedd at all have fuelled a
l'pwing sense of anger and
.hamne as Jamaicans begin to
sense authorities may have

botched one of the highest-pro-
file investigations in the island's
"The matter has become a
global embarrassment for us,"
said opposition parliament
member Derrick Smith.
Smith has called on the
National Security Ministry to
avoid further damage to
Jamaica's reputation by publi-
cising what authorities know
about the death of the 58-year-
old Woolmer, who was found
unconscious in his Kingston
hotel room on March 18 after
the Pakistan national team he
led was ousted from the World
But many say that it is

already too late.
"The government of Jamaica
should conduct an inquiry into
what went on in the police
force," a disgruntled islander
wrote in the Jamaica Observer
newspaper. "Any officer at fault
should be fired."
In an editorial Tuesday, the
Jamaica Gleaner called the
police probe a "farcical soap
opera" that "makes Jamaica's
constabulary appear a bunch of
incompetent boobs."
The newspaper urged author-
ities to release the pathologist's
report into Woolmer's death
"to clear the air" after British-
and Jamaican news media
reported this week that sources

in Britain, which is assisting in
the investigation, have con-
cluded that Woolmer died of
natural causes. Adding to the
confusion, the media have
reported, without citing sources,
that the Englishman was poi-
soned or drugged.
Mark Shields, a former Scot-
land Yard investigator and
Jamaica's top cop on the case,
pleaded for patience.
"Please give us more time,"
he told the Jamaica Observer.
"As I have said from day one,
we will be keeping an open
mind and looking at all
Shields, who was brought
over to the Caribbean island

more than a year ago to reverse
a skyrocketing homicide rate,
blamed the news media for the
"Every theory, from weed
killer to aconite (a poisonous
herb), has come from the
media, not the police," he said
from South Africa, where he
was to meet with Woolmer's
A Jamaican pathologist ini-
tially called the cause of death
inconclusive, but four days later
he ruled that Woolmer died
from asphyxiation from manual
Speculation ran rampant
from the beginning, with some
suggesting the death was linked

to match-fixing. The frenzy
grew amid media reports that
Woolmer had been poisoned or
drugged before being strangled
- a claim police have refused to
confirm or deny.
Some Jamaicans say
Woolmer's case has received
undue focus in the former,4
British colony of 2.6 million^1
people. Few of the island's 1,000O
homicides a year are evei.
"We would like this amount:,
of attention to be paid to ordi-,
nary Jamaicans when they are,
killed," said Carolyn Gomes of,
the Kingston-based human'*
rights group Jamaicans for Jus-

Uribe defends top officials

.against warlord's charges

kAOLOMBIA Mancuso, testified Tuesday that in 1997 but said the intent was deeply involved in drug traf
pogota Vice President Francisco San- not to conspire against Samper picking.

PRESIDENT Alvaro Uribe
d ended his vice president and
defense minister on Wednesday
against a jailed former paramil-
itIty commander's accusations
tligt they conspired with illegal
rig~t-wing militias in the late
1?Os, according to Associated
I have every confidence in
tlhhonesty and moral fiber" of
bMh men," Uribe said in a radio
irarview. The officials, who are
c Clombia's most powerful polit-
ice families.
:The allegations complicate
theUS-allied president's efforts
tIcMeal with a widening political
fi storm over the murderous
niOltias' corrupting influence in
Cgombian politics and com-
-he jailed warlord, Salvatore

.tos proposed creating paramili-
tary bloc in the province sur-
rounding Bogota, the capital,
and that the defence minister,
Juan Manuel Santos, sought
paramilitary help in an alleged
plot to overthrow then-Presi-
dent Ernesto Samper.
At the time, both were pri-
vate citizens but well-known
public figures. Francisco San-
tos was an editor at the coun-
try's leading newspaper, El
Samper was disgraced and
badly weakened by a scandal
over the financing of his 1994
campaign by Cali cartel drug
traffickers and Bogota, along
with most of the country, was
badly afflicted by extortionist
leftist rebels.
Juan Manuel Santos admit-
ted meeting with the late para-
military leader Carlos Castano

but rather to spur peace talks
with paramilitaries and leftist
His cousin Francisco, on a
trans-Atlantic flight Wednes-
day and not immediately avail-
able for comment; has acknowl-
edged meeting with paramili-
tary leaders in what he called
efforts to seek peace.
Since his 2002 election, Uribe
has put the guerrillas on the
defensive. Many credit, in large
part, a nearly decade-long reign
of terror that began when Uribe
was a provincial governor and
which was spearheaded by war-
lords including Mancuso and
The paramilitaries killed
some 10,000 people, the chief
prosecutor says, and stole mil-
lions of acres of land as they
moved to retake the country's
north from rebels and became

Mancuso did not provide evi-
dence supporting his allegations
against the Santos, which the
chief prosecutor's office said it
planned to investigate.
Although coming from an
admitted criminal, the allega-
tions are yet another embar-
rassment for a government sul-
lied by the widening "para-
politico" scandal. Nearly a
dozen allies of Uribe in Con-
gress have been jailed on
charges they colluded with the
illegal militias.
Mancuso, testifying in a
closed hearing to which only
representatives of his victims
were permitted entry, also said
the Colombian state had from
the start backed the paramili-
taries, which were first created
in the early 1980s by landown-
ers and drug traffickers to
counter rebel extortion. The pri-

-mIIII -i1
* COLOMBIA'S President Alvaro Uribe speaks to university
students in Bogota yesterday
(Photo: AP/Fernando Vergara),.

vate armies later degenerated
into criminal gangs and poi-
soned regional politics.
"This statement ends the idea
that the paramilitaries grew up
and operated behind the backs
of the political and military
class," said Ivan Cepeda, direc-
tor of the Victims' Movement,
who heard Mancuso's state-
Mancuso testified in the
northern city of Medellin, ful-
filling a peace deal that requires
demobilised militia comman-
ders to confess to their crimes in

exchange for prison terms of no-
more than eight years.
Also Tuesday, Defence Min-
ister Santos acknowledged an
illegal police wiretapping oper-'.
ation against journalists, oppo-
sition figures and government ,
members included-the marn
Uribe defeated in the last elec- "
tion. He insisted top govern-.
ment officials were unaware o,
the spying operation, whose tar-
gets were reported by El Tiem-,
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* DELEGATES at the Caribbean Correctional Summit view products made at Her Majesty's Prison

PRISON officers from
around the region and the world
are in the Bahamas for the start
of a four-day workshop to dis-
cuss the myriad of problems fac-

ing prisons everywhere.
These include overcrowd-
ing, recidivism and rehabilita-
National Security Minister

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the officers to the Bahamas on
Tuesday and assured local
prison guards that the govern-
ment will do all in its power to

bring about prison reform.
It was the first opportunity
he had to speak to members
of Her Majesty's Prison ser-
vices since the Bahamian peo-

ple returned the Free Nation-
al Movement (FNM) to office
on May 2, and he was given
ministerial portfolio for
national security with respon-

sibilities for immigration.
The sessions are held at the
conference room at the head-
quarters of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, East Street.

Bank of the Bahamas appoints
head for key departments

'Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national has announced the
appointment of Tameka Bur-
rows Forbes as head of business
development, public relations
and legal affairs.
"We are pleased to announce
the promotion of Tameka
Forbes who, in addition to con-
tinuing in her capacity as direc-
tor of legal affairs, will now be
responsible for business devel-
opment and public relations,"
said Paul McWeeney, manag-
ing director of the bank. "Her
expanded portfolio includes
roles that are critical to the
bank's ongoing progress as a
trendsetter in Bahamian finan-
cial products and services. We
are confident that Tameka will
bring energy, organisation and
enthusiasm to the post."
*Forbes joined Bank of the
V Bahamas International as man-
ager of compliance and legal
affairs in 2001. Since Septem-
ber 2004, she has served as risk
"When you can identify
someone within your bwn
organisation to fulfill an impor-
tant position,- you are at a
greater advantage because the
candidate has proven himself
or herself and they are familiar
with the operations, corporate
culture and staff," said
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more than five years, Tameka
has not only met every chal-
lenge presented to her, she has
continually impressed us by
exceeding expectations. We are
confident that with her profes-
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iarity of the bank she will carry
out her duties adeptly."
Forbes views this opportunity
as a challenge and plans to bring
a high degree of creativity and

* TAMEKA Forbes

energy to her new role.
"Bank of the Bahamas con-
tinues to offer opportunities for
professional and personal devel-
opment and this is yet another
door that has opened for me,"
she said.
Forbes is a member of both
the Bahamas Association of
Compliance Officers and the
Association of Certified Anti-
Money Specialists.
In 2005, she was named Com-
pliance Officer of the Year.
An attorney by profession,
Forbes was called to the English
Bar in London and the
Bahamas Bar in 1997.
She started her legal career
the followiIrg year as a criminal
prosecutor in the office of the
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FROM page one Christie compound fired upon

ed shooting to take place on
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"This is crazy, these people
need to cut this s**t out," said
the source. "They trying to put
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Speaking on this issue yes-
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Caribbean they are well ahead of us," he said.
Justice John Lyons, in his speech at the
Bahamas Institute of Financial Services seminar
on Tuesday, warned that the country is losing
half of its judges within the next 12 months.
He said that the court system is already three
judges short, and that three to four judges will be
leaving next year because they have reached
retirement age.
"You are losing half of your judiciary in 12
months, the best half. You have to replace it," he
Justice.Lyons said that more has to be done to
attract competent and effective attorney's to the
judges' bench. The current financial incentives
for judges, he said, "will simply not cut it."
Without a strong judiciary, he said, the
Bahamas' second largest industry, the financial
services sector, could be undermined and the
country's competitiveness could be threatened.
Mr Gomez said yesterday that as it stands now,
"it seems self-evident" that the Bahamas is fast
heading into a critical situation.
The attorney criticised the fact that during the
exercise by the Judicial Review Commission,

FROM page one

the Bahamas having regard to
their "economic and financial
The statement was issued by
the prime minister's office to
"clarify media reports" that
plans for the relocation of the
shipping facilities from Bay
Street to South West New Prov-
idence had been shelved by the
Ingraham government.
A day before the release of
this statement, opposition
leader Perry Christie accused
Mr Ingraham of being influ-
enced by the "demands of cer-
tain special interest groups that
heavily financed the FNM's
election campaign" not to move
the docks from the downtown
"The Bahamian people
would be interested in knowing
why the prime minister failed
to disclose during the election
campaign that he was opposed
to the relocation of the com-
mercial docks from their down-
town location," said Mr
"He knew very well that the
entire redevelopment scheme
for downtown Nassau hinges on
the removal of the commercial
docks to the southwestern end
of the island."
However, Mr Ingraham's
office pointed out that a new
freight handling facility was not
part of the FNM government's
agenda of priorities, but the par-
ty was committed to accelerate
the upgrade and beautification

chaired by retired Supreme Court Justice Joseph *
Strachan, the judges were deprived of an oppor-*.
tunity to respond to the comments by the Ministry..4
of Finance regarding salary adjustments.
"The new administration needs a couple of
weeks to sit and gather its thoughts on this. They
heard the public debate on this, everything I said,
everything Justice Lyons said, what has been said
over the last six months.
"There has just been an election, so we should "
give the new administration some time to settle in
before we become critical, agitative about par- ,
ticular issues," he said. *
However, should the government fail to resolve
the judiciary's problems in due course, Mr Gomez
said, he will speak out about it.
The FNM in its 2007 manifesto outlined that it
will provide for the financial and administrative
autonomy of the judicial service and will "sub-
stantially increase funding to the judicial service '
to provide for its adequate staffing and opera-.
The party also stated that it will facilitate the
appointment of additional criminal and com-.'.
mercial judges to minimise delays, reduce backlog
and to address the requirements of the financial
services sector. I-,
The newly appointed Attorney General, Sen-4''
ator Claire Hepburn, at her swearing-in ceremo-
ny said she "very much concerned" about the
reports of the judges' working conditions.
Although she could give no time frame for the '
resolution of the judicial remuneration contro- '
versy, she fully expects the matter to be resolved. ',

'No mention of
of the City of Nassau, promote
and encourage the restoration
of interesting buildings in Nas-
sau and provide incentives and
concession to effect the upgrade
of Nassau's traditional
Mr Christie further claimed
that the Nassau redevelopment
scheme is now in jeopardy.
"Were that to happen it
would be a great shame because
by every objective assessment
the downtown redevelopment
project with the attendant
removal of commercial docks
and all the trucks and trailers

proposed port':
However, Mr Ingraham's -
office said that in keeping with
"the principles of good gover-
nance" the FNM administration
is open to an objective and .
transparent basis to review all *-
plans left incomplete by the for- 1-
mer administration.
"Any plans relating to the '
proposed port relocation may
be brought forward and to the'.
extent such plans support the :.
FNM's own objectives of .*
upgrading and beautifying the
city of Nassau and restoring its ,-
architectural and historical iden-
titv in a financially and eco-

off Bay Street would have nomically viable fashion, includ- '
sparked the economic transfor- ing plans for the relocation of '
mation of the city of Nassau and the port of Nassau to southwest
empowered a whole new gen- New Providence will receive '*
eration of enterprising Bahami- consideration," the statement '.
ans," he said. said. 4 ,'

$1m seized by DEU officersE,

forfeited to the treasury

FROM page one

Mr Evans said the request was granted on April 27.
"The money has been forfeited to the treasury," ASP Evans said.
According to Mr Evans police suspect that the money may have ,
been the proceeds of drug sales or somehow connected.
"The average citizen does not have that kind of money simply. -
stashed away," Mr Evans pointed out. "If officers come across* ,
such large sums of money they confiscate it." He said that as no one .*
has been arrested in connection with the seizure, police requested %
that it go to the treasury. ."
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The President of the B.C.M.C.
offers a personal invitation for persons to attend the
Spiritual Growth Conference

My dear friends:

\ write to you just days away from the beginning of our 2007 Spiritual Growth
Conference with my personal invitation for you to attend the sessions of the
Conference as will be outlined below.

The Conference will take place at Ebenezer Methodist Church, East Shirley
Street, Nassau. We are pleased to welcome to our Conference Bishop James
Swanson from the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Bishop
Swanson is very involved in the World Methodist Council and we are privileged
to have him with us. Also joining us will be the Rev. Dr. Dan Johnson from the
United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Johnson is a published
author in Old Testament studies and will give the Key Note address on Wednesday
and Thursday nights, May 23 and 24 at Ebenezer Methodist Church. He will
also conduct the Bible Study on Thursday morning, May 24 at 9.30 a.m.
Bishop Swanson will be the Key Note speaker on Friday night, May 25 and the
Bible Study on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.

I want to stress the fact that the Spiritual Growth Conference is open to everyone.
I, know you won't regret it if you come to some of the sessions. On Sunday,
May 27, 2007 all Methodist Churches in the Bahamas Conference will close for
the 11:00 a.m. services. We will all gather at the Queen's College Auditorium
for a United Worship Service. Bishop James Swanson will be the Guest Preacher.
You won't want to miss this event. I expect all of our Methodist Members and
friends to be present.

I invite you to pray with us as we prepare for a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit.
May God Bless you.

Kenris L. Carey

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
1:30 p.m. Business Session Ebenezer Sanctuary
4:!30 p.m. Communion Service
7:00 p.m. Evening Session. Worship Coordinator Rev. Bill Higgs
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Dan Johnson s, *

Thursday, May 24, 2007 .Aldersgate Day
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Worship Coordinator: Rev. Godfrey Bethell
Bible Study Leader: Rev. Dr. Dan Johnson
2:00p.m. Workshops. (Workshops end at 4:00 p.m. and will take place at
Epworth Hall)

1. Faith and Healing -Rev. Marie Neilly
2. Spirit Filled Preaching Rev. Mark Carey
3. Growing a Church John Wesley's Way Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale
4. Practicing Excellence in our Faith and Finances Rev. Philip
5. Relational Evangelism Rev. Diego Flores
7:30 p.m. Evening Session. Worship Coordinator: Rev. Mark Carey
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Dan Johnson

Friday, May 25, 2007
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Worship Coordinator: Rev. Carlos Thompson
Bible Study Leader: Bishop James Swanson
2:00 p.m. Workshops: (Same location as Thursday)
1. Transition and Change: Discerning God's Will For My Life.
Rev. Carla Culmer
2. The Life and Work of Charles Wesley Rev. Charles Sweeting
3. Implementing Changes In Churches To Stimulate Growth
Rev. James Neilly
4. Excellence in Spiritual Leadership Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
5. Foundations For Practicing Excellence Bishop James Swanson
6. Excellence: Act or Attitude? Rev. Bill Higgs
7. Into the Deep: The Truth About Spousal Abuse, Domestic Violence
and Rape Rev. Christopher Neely.
7:3 p.m. Evening Session. Worship Coordinators: Pastors Martin and
Sharon Loyley.
Preacher: Bishop James Swanson

Saturday, May 26 2007
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Epworth Hall
9:0P a.m. Special Seminar on Personal Growth and Leadership
Worship Coordinator: Rev. James Neilly
Presenter: Bishop James Swanson
1:00 p.m. Lunch Epworth Hall
2:00 p.m. Closing Worship
Youth Activity
9:30 a.m. Day Session at Adventure Learning Camp -
Coordinators: Mr. Charles Moss; Rev. Marie Neilly; Mr. Henry

Coordinator: Mr. Maxwell Poitier

Sunday, May 27, 2007
11:00 a.m. UNITED WORSHIP SERVICE Queen's College Auditorium
Worship Coordinator: Rev. Carla Culmer
Preacher: Bishop James Swanson
12:30 p.m. March of Witness immediately following worship- Queen's College
to Village Road Round-About and back to Q.C.

Further information available from all BCMC Methodist Churches and from
the BCMC Office: Phone 393-3726. Fax: 393-8135


Scotiabank makes

donation to Ranfur

Scotiabank has stepped up its
sponsorship of worthy causes
and charitable institutions that
focus on making life better for
under-privileged children in the
Senior manager in charge of
marketing public relations
Debra Wood presented admin-
istrator of the Ranfurly Home,
Violeta Gardiner with a finan-
cial donation to help assist the
50-year-old institution with its
general expenses.
Mrs Wood said, "Scotiabank

has assisted the home for a
number of years and we plan
to continue to do so as we seek
to build on our established rep-
utation as a strong supporter of
the communities in which we
live and work.
"We have a clear focus in 2007
and soon, we will roll out a
region-wide spending programme
that will crystallise our position as
a regional banking leader as well
as a corporate citizen that helps
build better communities."
The Ranfurly Home has a 13-

Pindling featu

special editio:

A SPECIAL edition of the
video magazine "Off Air" was
produced in the run-up to last
month's general election.
The production, which was
made into a DVD, includes a
number of special features that
touch on issues that are impor-
tant to the future development
of the Bahamas, and which
came to the forefront during the
recent political campaigns.
Among these features is
"Looking Back" a rarely seen
1989 interview by Frank Penn
with former prime minister Sir
Lynden Pindling on his propos-
al to introduce a national youth
service programme and extend-
ed school hours.
The DVD's commentator
notes that, currently, the nation-
al grade point average is "a
shameful D" and that "it is not
difficult to see what this means
now and can lead to in the long
term for our nation society and
Sir Lynden speaks of how
extended school hours could
work to bridge the learning gap
that separates children from
wealthy families and students
who are less well off, thereby
beginning to reverse the down-
ward trend in academic stan-
dards-in public schools, which
was alMeady a problem at the
time 6f the interview.
On'the national youth service
proposal, Sir Lynden makes
some comments that are rele-
vant to both crime and racism -
both hot button issues in the
"We must find a way to gen-
erate a national understanding a
national unity a national piece
of mind," he says. "Whether we
like to admit it or not, we've
become a divided community.
There has to be some single
institution that will bring us
together at some point in our
lives. So that whatever misun-
derstandings, misinterpreta-
tions, fears, inhibitions we have
about each other, we would
have had the opportunity to
work those out of our system,
because we worked and played
together for a certain period of


:ly Home

member staff that care for the
27 residents whose ages range
from 10 to 22 years old.
Among the home's major i
successes is the enrollment of
some of its residents at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas and col-
leges abroad, proof that posi-
tive things can emerge from any
situation despite the circum- -1
The Ranfurly Home also
holds after-school programmes .,
in the areas of music, art, tutor- 4
ing and sport.

red on*


* SIR Lynden Pindling

"We've got to get our boys,
off the blocks, we've got to our
boys who have had the advan-
tage of society and education,
mixing with them in some way.
We can't just throw the misfits
on the side ... all we would be
doing is creating a large reform
Touching on another elec-
tion issue in the section enti-
tled "Accountability", the
video commentary notes that:
"It is incumbent upon all of us
to demand accountability from
all those who are charged with
making decisions that effect
any sphere of our lives,
whether they are elected lead-
ers, church leaders, police offi-
cials or anyone, especially
those who seek to represent
In the "Hidden Conch" sec-

tion of the DVD, there-is-an.
interview with Dr Pamula Mills,
the chief clinical psychologist
for Grand Bahama and the ,
northern Bahamas in the Min-
istry of Education Science and
She speaks about the "black .P-
crab syndrome" which she .
defines as "the way in which we
tend as a people to keep one
another back."
According to Dr Mills, many
Bahamians have this syndrome, .f:.
because "we don't know who
we are" as a people.
She goes on to offer a strate-
gy to address the problem and
move beyond it. an
Other tppics discussed on the
DVD are crime (with Father
Harry Ward) and the future
moral development of the


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takes walk through history

ONE of the Bahamas' most
anticipated cultural extrava-
ganzas the Junkanoo Summer
Festival has evolved into
something brand new.
This year, the festival is
breaking new ground by com-
bining the festival with "A Walk
Through History" on Bay
"This event will provide a
unique opportunity to educate
and entertain," said Janet John-
son, director of special projects
and events, "while enticing cus-
tomers to patronise a variety of
businesses and vendors on the
historic main street of the capi-
Scenic Bay Street will be the
new venue for the festival every
Tuesday and Friday from 9am
to 6pm, and it is anticipated that
the area will come alive.
Visitors and residents will be

thrilled by sidewalk storytellers,
period costumed actors and
strolling minstrels recreating
history, including the original
Lucayans, the discovery of the
New World by Christopher
Columbus, the infamous Pirates
of the Caribbean, Emancipa-
tion and much more.
A Walk Through History will
also feature a craft fair, a farm-
ers market, face painting, cari-
cature artists, block parties,
shopping, rake n scrape music,
Junkanoo and live jazz music
to entertain patrons. Many of
the stores downtown will be
period themed and guided
walking tours will be offered
outlining the rich history of the
Bahamas, block by block.
This will include the follow-
Age of Discovery: Lucayans
and Columbus

Age of Exploration:
Eleuthera adventures
Age of Pirates: pirates and
Age of Loyalists: loyalists
and slaves
Age of Victoria: blockade
runners and tourism
Age of War: WWI 1914-18
and WWIl 1939-1945
The Junkanoo Summer Fes-
tival runs June 8 to July 29 with
Arawak Cay as the main venue
for events on Saturdays from
2pm to llpm.
This year's theme is "Roots,
Rhyme and Rhythm".
It will again include all the
familiar components of that
have become favourites over
the past years: the best in con-
temporary Bahamian music,
authentically Bahamian arts
and craft, a wide assortment
of native dishes, culinary
demonstrations from award-
winning chefs, bread baking
demonstrations by experienced
rock-oven bakers from Nassau
and the Family Islands,, a..
junkanoo museum, dramatic
presentations from the nation's
leading theatre companies arid.
stage personalities,: tradition-
al storytelling and heritage
games such as top spinning,
rope jumping, and box scooter
And of course, festival goers
can expect a spectacular
junkanoo rush-out
Events on Saturdays will be
held as follows:
Children's junkanoo rush-
out 5pm 5.30pm
All-stars junkanoo rush-out
- 5.30pm 6pm
All-stars junkanoo rush-out
- 10pm llpm
The historic and picturesque
National Art Gallery's veran-

dah is the venue for the Royal
Poinciana High Tea Party from
3pm to 5pm on Sundays.
Those who attend will relax
and sip herbal and local bush
teas, feast on culinary treats,
enjoy the authentically Bahami-
an fashion show, literary read-
ings, book signing, silent auc-
tions and raffles.
Each week's tea party will be
hosted by a local service club
with the proceeds going towards
worthy charities.
Sunday jazz takes place every
Sunday from 4pm to. 8pm with
spectacular Bahamian jazz
Visitors will listen to the
soothing sounds of jazz while
browsing through the sidewalk
art gallery.
They will also palates with
succulent appetisers and quench
their thirst at specialty mojito
and martini bars.
The public is encouraged to
attend all events.
This year there has been an
addition of the "Festive Spaces
,,art tour: a unique Bahamian
experience," a tour of several
galleries with various talented
local artists. *

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who offered prayers and expresBe
telephone calls on the death of thi
whose funeral was held on Saturday

We would also like to thank a
funeral at Sacred Heart Church an
Anselm's Church.

Special thanks also goes to Ft
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mass and interment. Also thanks t
provided the music for the service.
Thanks also to Drs. Kevin N
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Teresa Symonette (Caregivers 1-St

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Mrs. Dianne Kemp Dunn, and Mr. S
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eir dearly beloved wife, mother, and sister,
April 14, 2007.

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significant partnerships in the hospitality industry,
Baha Mar will provide worldwide exposure to the
beauty of The Bahamas. This can only serve to grow
the tourism industry exponentially and continue to
provide more jobs and economic growth.

That's in addition to 700 construction jobs already
created and the over 100 contracts awarded to local
contractors, some exceeding $35 million.

We're also proud of our partnership with The Ministry
of Labour and Education to offer the Bahamas
Construction Trade Apprenticeship Programme.

We've dedicated more than $250,000 to this project,
'which not only provides income for our residents, but
also provides them with valuable occupational skills.

As we move forward with the development of Baha
Mar, we look forward to building on the strong
foundation of partnership and fairness we've worked
hard to develop with the Bahamian people.

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St Anne's visit Government House
THE graduation class of 2007 of St Anne's School paid their annual visit to Government House
as part of their retreat before graduating. The retreat consists of a day's seminar on law, sexuality
and etiquette. They also have an afternoon of fun at a popular hotel. Arlene Major, guidance coun-
sellor, accompanied the graduates as they paid a courtesy call on Governor General Arthur Han-
(BIS photo: Raymond A. Bethel)

Top general: Britain's Prince Harry will not serve in Iraq

BRITAIN'S Prince Harry will
not be sent with his unit to Iraq,
Britain's top general said Wednes-
, day, citing specific threats to the
third in line to the throne, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Sir
Richard Dannatt said the chang-
ing situation on the ground
exposed the prince to too much
"There have been a number of
specific threats, some reported
and some-noteported,.that-relate
directly to Prince Harry as an indi-

vidual," Dannatt said. "These
threats exposed him and those
around him to a degree of risk I
considered unacceptable."
Clarence House, the office of
Harry's father, Prince Charles,
issued a statement declaring Har-
ry's disappointment that "he will
not be able to go to Iraq with his
troop deployment as he had
"He fully understands Gen.
Dannatt's difficult decision and
remains committed to his army
career," the statement said.
"Prince Harry's thoughts are with
the rest of the battle group in Iraq.

The Defense Ministry had long
said the decision would be kept
under review amid concerns for
the security of Harry, a second
lieutenant, and other soldiers serv-
ing with him. The 22-year-old
prince is a tank commander
trained to lead a 12-man team in
four armored reconnaissance
Harry would have been the first
member of the British royal fam-
ily to serve in a war zone since his
uncle, Prince Andrew, flew as
a helicopter pilot in the
Falklands conflict with-Argenti-
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ATLANTIS returned to the
launch pad Tuesday with
white spots on its external fuel
tank the only evidence of 2 1/2
months of repairs from hail
damage that postponed the
year's first space shuttle flight
until June, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
The 3.4-mile trip from the
Vehicle Assembly Building to
the launch pad took less than
seven hours aboard the shut-
tle's massive crawler-trans-
When the spacecraft rolled
out before dawn Tuesday, the
orange tank had hundreds of
white speckles at the top
showing where technicians
sprayed on new insulation
foam, hand-poured foam on
other areas andsfi'ded down
John Chapman, NASA's
manager of the external tank
project, said last week that the
agency had "total confidence

in the integrity of the repairs."
Atlantis last traveled to the
launch pad in February, when
a storm pounded its fuel tank
with jolf ball-sized hail that
left thousands of dings in the
tank's insulating foam.
NASA managers postponed
a planned mid-March launch
and ordered the shuttle
returned to the assembly
building for repairs. The
launch is now planned for no
earlier than June 8. A final
decision will be made at the
end of the month.
Foam debris coming off the
external fuel tank has been of
special concern to NASA
since the seven astronauts
aboard Columbia perished
when a piece of foam from the
tank struck a wing during
launch, allowing fiery gases to
penetrate the space shuttle
while returning to Earth.
Astronaut Clayton Ander-
son has been added to the pre-
viously six-man Atlantis crew
so he can replace U.S. astro-
naut Sunita Williams on the

international space station.
Until the shuttle arrives,
Williams and her colleagues
at the space station will make
do with 2 1/2 tons of fuel, air,
water and other supplies that
were delivered Tuesday by a
Russian cargo vehicle.
The Atlantis crew will deliv-
er a 17 1/2-ton addition to the
space station's truss system
and take three spacewalks dur-
ing the 11-day mission.
NASA managers hope
Atlantis' launch puts the space
agency back on a regular
schedule of shuttle missions
after a five-month hiatus. The
last space shuttle flight was in
December, and three more
missions are scheduled for this
year after Atlantis.
The space agency has at
least 14 more missions to fin-
ish building the space station
and repair the Hubble Space
Telescope before the shuttle
fleet is grounded in 2010. The
next-generation spacecraft,
Orion, is not scheduled to fly
astronauts until 2015.
SPACE shuttle Atlantis,
atop a crawler makes the
slow trek Tuesday, May 15,
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Landlocked Laos to join

whaling commission, likely

to support Tokyo's campaign

THE landlocked nation of
Laos has agreed to join the
International Whaling Com-
mission at Japan's request
and is highly likely to support
Tokyo's high-profile pro-
whaling campaign, Japanese
officials said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
Japan is on a diplomatic
drive to win support for its
bid to overturn a moratorium
on commercial whaling, but
it was unclear if Laos could
complete membership in time
for the next commission
meeting May 28-31 in
Anchorage, Alaska.
Laotian Prime Minister
Bouasone Bouphavanh made
the pledge Monday during
talks with Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe, who
afterward announced new
development aid of $1 million
to Laos for the removal of
buried unexploded bombs.
Laos has no coastline and
no tradition of whaling or eat-
ing whale meat as Japan, and
its IWCmembership fanned
accusations among anti-whal-
ing activists that Tokyo plies
impoverished nations with aid
in exchange for pro-whaling
A Foreign Ministry official,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because of proto-

Laotian PM makes

pledge during

talks with Japan

col, denied the aid package
was linked to Laotian support
in the IWC. Still, she said
Japan had urged Laos to join
- and reminded the country
of that request before Mon-
day's meeting.
"It's highly likely that Laos
will support Japan's position"
at the IWC, she said.
Such support is crucial for
Japan's pro-whaling bid. At
an IWC meeting last year in
St. Kitts, a slim majority of
members voted in support of
commercial whaling, but did
not have enough support to
overturn the 20-year-old
Deputy Cabinet Secretary
Hiroshi Suzuki said Tokyo
was pleased with the Laotian
"While I believe the deci-
sion to become a member of
the IWC was made on the
part of Laotian government
by its own decision, we think
our effort to try to increase

the level of global participa-
tion in this important com-
mittee has won support,"
Suzuki said.
A joint communique signed
by Bouasone and Abe on
Monday made no mention of
the IWC, but a statement
released afterward by the
Foreign Ministry detailed
their talks on whaling.
Bouasone "announced
Laos' plan to join the IWC,
and Prime Minister Abe
responded that Japan highly
regarded the Laotian position
and expressed hopes that the
two could cooperate at the
IWC," the statement said.
This year's annual IWC
meeting will see Japan clash
with opponents to its com-
mercial whaling bid including
the U.S., Australia, Britain
and New Zealand. New
Zealand Conservation Minis-
ter Chris Carter said Japan's
slim 2006 majority likely
won't hold up since Peru and

Nicaragua recently changed
their votes to support conser-
vation, and Japan-aided
Solomon Islands won't attend
the meeting.
Bouasone was in Tokyo this
week for talks with Japanese
leaders to promote trade with
the world's second-largest
economy and the top aid
donor to Laos. He was to
meet Japanese Foreign Min-
ister Taro Aso later Wednes-
day to sign the aid package.
Junichi Sato, an activist
with the anti-whaling group
Greenpeace, criticized the
"Laos' announcement to
join the IWC two weeks
before its annual conference
is obviously in return for
Japanese aid," he said.
Tokyo has conducted sci-
entific whaling allowed by the
IWC since its 1986 ban on
commercial hunting.
Japan claims the scientific
program provides crucial data
on whale populations, feed-
ing habits and distribution of
the mammals in the seas near
Antarctica. Tokyo also says
data show certain whale pop-
ulations are plentiful and can
be hunted without endanger-
ing the species.
Anti-whaling countries and
environmental groups say the
program is a disguise for com-
mercial whaling.

Militants clash with police in northwestern

Pakistan; five killed and 18 wounded
SUSPECTED pro-Taliban militants firing mortars and
machine guns attacked a police checkpoint in northwestern Pak-
istan on Wednesday, and at least five civilians were killed in the
ensuing gunbattle, officials said, according to Associated Press.
The clash in Tank also wounded 12 civilians and six police,
said Zuhfquar Cheema. a regional police chief. Hundreds of resi-
dents Awere reportedly confined to schools and offices fearing
injury if they ventured onto the street.
The attack came a day after a suicide bombing killed 25 peo-
ple at a hotel in the provincial capital of Peshawar. Security offi-
cials have hinted that bombing could have been retaliation for
the weekend killing of Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban's military
chief in nearby Afghanistan, although Pakistan, a key U.S.
ally in fighting terrorism, denies any role in trapping in
Police said about two dozen pro-Taliban militants attacked the
police checkpoint in Tank, using machine guns, mortars and oth-
er weapons.
"They are firing from different directions, and our forces are
also returning fire," Muzamal Khan, a police official in the town,
told The Associated Press by phone.
The bodies of five civilians caught in the crossfire were
brought to the town's main hospital, said Dr. Misal Khan.
Mohammed Din, a local shopowner, said children were among
those stranded inside buildings.
Tank lies near the tribal region of South Waziristan, where
Taliban and al-Qaida militants are believed to hide.
It has seen a spate of militant attacks and sectarian violence in
recent months.
On Monday, militants threw a hand grenade at a security
forces convoy near Tank, killing one soldier.
Pakistan has deployed about 90,000 troops in its semiau-
tonomous tribal regions, including South Waziristan, but has also
reached peace deals with Taliban supporters there to try to stabi-
lize the region.

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Africa grapples with tribalism 'even

as it moves toward democracy'

AFRICAN countries are
moving toward democracy but
tribalism remains "a serious
problem" that is holding them
back, with top officials relying
on tribal ties to secure power
on the world's most corrupt
continent, Kenya's leading elec-
tion official said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
Samuel Kivuitu, chairman of
Kenya's electoral commission,
said Africa should learn from
India, which also has many eth-
nic groups but where democra-
cy is flourishing. He credited
India's strong judiciary and elec-
toral commission.
"Once you have faith in insti-
tutions, then you will be able to
build democracy, and that is
what they have got in India,"
Kivuitu told The Associated
Kivuitu's concerns about trib-
alism were echoed by US

Concern by opposition and officials as election nears

Ambassador Michael Ran-
neberger, who said Kenya's
political system remains ham-
pered by corruption and gen-
der inequality as well.
"Tribalism rather, political
appeals to tribalism remains
perhaps the most significant
challenge to Kenyan democra-
cy," Ranneberger said Wednes-
day in a speech at the Universi-
ty of Nairobi.
Kenya is to hold general elec-
tions by December, although
no specific date has been set.
The main opposition to incum-
bent Presideit Mwai Kibaki has
claimed tle vote is- sure to be
unfair becaiie Kibaki appoint-
ed nine new-members to the
Electoral.Pommi sion in Janu-
ary. The poinents tilted the
panel's 1 i presiden-
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But Kivuitu said that there
has been no interference in the
commission's work to date,
although Kenya needs to
improve the way commission-
ers are selected so that voters
and politicians have confidence
in it.
"You can have an election
and because people are not con-
vinced the electoral commission
is independent, is impartial, they
reject the results and then you
have chaos in the country. It's
very important, it's cardinal to
have a body which inspires con-
fidence in the people," Kivuitu
This year's elections will be
the first time an incumbent
president faces a credible chal-
lenge in Kenya. When Kibaki
ran in 2002, his predecessor,
Daniel arap Moi, was barred

constitutionally from extending
his 24 years in power. Moi,
whose presidency was tainted
by vast corruption, won in 1992
and 1997 amid vote-rigging alle-


Kivuitu said Kenyan voters
have confidence in the power
of the ballot because of the
country's historic 2002 elections,
when the ruling party was voted
out of power for the first time.
And in a 2005 referendum, a
new constitution was voted
down even though Kibaki sup-
ported it.
"Now there is more confi-
dence in the electoral process
than before. I could see after
the referendum when we were

announcing the results, I could
see the satisfaction with the
people. I could walk every-
where and everyone would be
saluting me," Kivuitu said.
Kenya's ruling party, the
National Rainbow Coalition
party, has become fractured
because of infighting. Its mem-
bers, including Kibaki's allies,
have formed new parties as
election vehicles for the upcom-
ing polls.
Kibaki, however, has not
declared what ticket he will be
running on for a second five-
year term.
Kibaki's allies have formed
the National Rainbow Coali-
tion-Kenya, which includes
some senior members of the
opposition Kenya African
National Union party.
Dissenters in the National

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emergency room on Wednesday at the Nairobi hospital in the Kenyan capital after they were
evacuated from Mogadishu. A roadside bomb struck a convoy carrying African Union
peacekeepers Wednesday, killing four peacekeepers in one of the deadliest attacks on the troops
since they arrived in March, authoritiesdsaid.
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Rainbow Coalition broke away
and formed the Orange Demo-
cratic Movement-Kenya party
along with the opposition
Kenya African National Union
Both Ranneberger and
Kivuitu said Kenya must do
much more to boost the power
of women in politics.
Kivuitu, a veteran elections
official, said the electoral com-,
mission drafted a law in 1994.
that would require political par-'
ties to have grass roots support
and have more women candi-
dates. That bill is yet to be
passed by parliament.
"With the present set-up.
women will never get any-'
where," Kivuitu said.
Ranneberger said women do,
not have large enough roles in
the government.
"Women in Kenya deserve
greater representation in poli-
tics and governance," he said,
"Achieving that is in the interest
of all Kenyans."

Somalia to

allow human

rights probe,

UN says
Addid Ababa
ETHIOPIAN Prime Minisz-
ter Meles Zenawi told the'
British Broadcasting Corpora-.
tion on Tuesday that the situa-
tion in Mogadishu has improved
significantly and he wanted to
pull his troops out of Somalia as
soon as possible, according to'
Associated Press.
The prime minister said
improvements in the security
situation in the Somali capital,
had made it possible for African'
Union peacekeeping troops to.
do their job and he expected
that African countries that had
promised troops would soon
send them.
Uganda has sent about 1,700
troops to Somalia, but so far it is
the only African Union coun-
try to contribute to the peace-!
keeping force. The unioh said it
needs at least 6,300 more troops
to keep the fragile peace in
Meles told the BBC he want-
ed to end the financial burden
of keeping several tNousand
Ethiopian troops in ,Somalia.
Early this year Ethiopian
troops, with US support, (quted
the Council of Islamic CUh.t
that ruled Mogadishu and much
of southern Somalia for six
months last year. I
The US accused the group of
links to al-Qaida, which the
courts consistently denied. The
militants reject any secular gov-
ernment and have sworn to
launch and Iraq-style insur-
Ethiopia pulled out some of
its troops in January, but has
been unable to completely with-
draw because an African peace-;
keeping mission had not arrived
in the country and the Somalk
government remained fragile:
and threatened by an insur-
Jendayi Frazer, the assistant
US secretary of state for Africa,
told the BBC that an Ethiopian'
withdrawal before additional
AU troops arrive, probably in:
several months, would leave a
security vacuum in Somalia.
Somalia has been mired in
chaos since 1991, when warlords
overthrew dictator Mohamed
Siad Barre and then turned
against each other. The govern,
ment was set up in 2004, but has
failed to assert any real control:
The latest surge in fighting,
between March 12 and April 26,
killed at least 1,670 people and
sent at least 400,000 fleeing the
capital as the government and
its Ethiopian allies tried to quash
an Islamic insurgency.
The government declared vic-
tory about two weeks ago, and
there has been relative calm.'
But in a city teeming with guns
after more than a decade ot
chaos, the government has
declared victory before only to
have the insurgents reappear. ;
John Holmes, the UN under,
secretary-general for humani-
tarian affairs, said Monday that
Somalia had agreed to allow the
UN human rights chief to inves-;
tigate allegations that recent
fighting in the capital violated
international law.

He said the government "did
not accept any of the allega,
tions," but said it would allow
an investigation by UN High.
Commissioner for Human
Rights Louise Arbour.

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Putin criticises rights

groups for laying low

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* RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin, right, greets German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter
$teinmeier during their meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Tuesday

PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin
criticised Russian human rights
groups Wednesday for alleged-
ly remaining silent amid the
controversy between Russia and
Estonia over the removal of a
Red Army memorial, the Inter-
fax news agency reported,
according to Associated Press.
His comments appeared to
reflect widespread suspicion
about the intentions of human
rights groups in Russia, which
many officials have suggested
are cat's-paws for the West,
aiming at undermining authori-
The statement also under-
lined continued Russian resent-
ment over last month's removal
Af the "Bronze Soldier" statue
from downtown Tallinn, the
capital of Estonia. Putin's envoy
to the European Union indicat-
ed Wednesday that the dispute
will be a top issue at Friday's
Russia-EU summit.
' The statue and nearby sol-
diers' graves commemorated

the Red Army's defeat of Nazi
troops in Estonia in 1944. Many
Estonians, however, widely
detested the monument, seeing
it as honoring the forced incor-
poration of Estonia into the
Soviet Union.
Authorities' removal of the
statue sparked days of riots in
which one person was killed and
hundreds arrested. The statue
was relocated to a military
cemetery and authorities say
the soldiers' remains will also
be re-interred there. But Russia
has denounced the moves as fla-
grantly disrespectful and a vio-
lation of hallowed ground.
"I did not see any flurry of
activity coming from rights
groups when the remains of
Soviet soldiers were being relo-
cated in a neighboring country.
Where were our human rights
organizations?" Putin was quot-
ed as saying at a meeting of the
Public Chamber, a government-
created advisory hoard.
"I am not for fanning hyste-
ria, of course," Putin added.
However, many observers have

'hoto: AP /Sergei Chirikov, Pool)
said Russia encouraged Russ-
ian nationalist demonstrators in
Sergei Yastrzhembsky, Rus-
sia's envoy to the EU, said
before the Russia-EU summit
that "The Estonian authorities'
actions are a challenge not only
to Russia but to the European
Union and the values the EU
and its political culture is based
on ... We cannot understand
why our EU partners looked
away shyly."
"We expect a better under-
standing" from the EU, he said.
Since the statue's relocation,
Russia has announced it would
end passenger train service
between Tallinn and St. Peters-
burg, and banned heavy trucks
from the main bridge connect-
ing Russia and Estonia, saying it
was in poor shape.
Those measures were widely
seen as Russian punishment of
Estonia. On Wednesday, Esto-
nia's Foreign Ministry sum-
moned the Russian ambassador
to protest the bridge restric-


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Newly inaugurated Sarkozy

stresses EU conumnitment I

NICOLAS Sarkozy traveled
to Germany on Wednesday on
his first trip abroad as French
president reinforcing his com-
mitment to put France back at
the heart of Europe, according
to Associated Press.
Smiling broadly, Sarkozy
arrived at the chancellory just
hours after taking office. He
was greeted with military hon-
ors and embraced German
Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Sarkozy will have talks later
with Merkel, a fellow conserva-
tive whose country holds the
rotating EU presidency.
Merkel is trying to find ways
of re-launching plans for an EU
constitution stalled since
French and Dutch voters reject-
ed the original proposal in 2005
referendums. The new leader-
ship in Paris could make her
task easier.
Germany and France tradi-
tionally have been the engine
of EU integration, although
they have seen their influence
diluted as the bloc has expand-
ed over recent years.
Shortly after his victory on
May 6, Sarkozy proclaimed that
"France is back in Europe."
He has called himself a
"European in heart, thought
and convictions."

M FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy blows a kiss from his car,
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Wednesday, waving farewell to outgoing leader Jacques Chirac
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GN 507

Public Service Commission

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the
position of Facilities Inspector, Residential Care Establishments
Licensing Authority at the Ministry of Social Services and Community

The requirement for the post is:-

A Bachelor's Degree in a heaNl~hlft d obt social science field.

The successful candidate must:

Be mature, confidential and able to work with minimal

*: Possess effective communication skills both written ad

4, Not be engaged in the management of a residential care
facility or be employed by one, as defined by the Act;

*: Be available to travel to the Family Islands.

Specific duties of the post include the following:-

Conduct monthly inspections and evaluations of Residential
Care Facilities, or as often as required;

: Assist in identifying facilities that require licensure;

+ Ensure that the Administrators of the facilities are keeping
proper records and the log book of their day-to-day activities
up to date;

4+ Examine the physical premises of the establishments to
ensure that they are clean, well maintained and have proper"
fire protection;

*: Ensure that-the register and medical records are supplied to
the Residential Care Establishments Licensing Authority

+ Verify that all of the employees of the establishments are
trained in first aide care;

4- Ensure that licenses are kept up-to-date and are displayed
in a prominent place;

+ Keep accurate and detailed log of activities.

The appointment is on a two (2) year contract. The salary for the
post is in scale W16 $20,450 x 600 $28,850 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Department.

Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development, Frederick Street, or the Ministry of the
Public Service, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets.
They must be returned, complete with original qualifications and
documentary proof of relevant experience, to reach the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting and Augusta
Streets, not later than 25 May, 2007.

Public Service Commission

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North East
2 V Pass

Opening lead jack of clubs.
Assume you get to four hearts on
the bidding shown and West leads
the jack of clubs. How would you
play the hand?
When the deal occurred, declarer
won the club with the ace, drew two
rounds of trumps ending in dummy
and led a low club. When East pro-
duced the nine, South took it with the
king (if he hadn't, East's nine would
have won the trick). Then, for want
of anything better to do, declarer
exited with a club to East's queen.
East's spade return was covered
by the king and ace, whereupon West







cashed the queen of spades and
shifted to a diamond. South still had
to lose a diamond trick and so fin-
ished down one.
Declarer would have made the
contract had he played more care-
fully. He could see at the outset that
he had a club, a diamond and two
spades to lose, except in the unlikely
event that East had the ace of spades.
His only real hope, therefore, was
to find the clubs divided 3-3, in
which case a spade loser could even-
tually be discarded from dummy on
South's fourth club. Even this would
not succeed, though, if East gained
the lead while the long club was
being established. -
To neutralize this threat, declarer
should have allowed West's jack of
clubs to hold the first trick! Having
done this, South would have had no
difficulty emerging with 10 tricks.
His only losers would have been a
club, a spade and a diamond.
Note that as the cards lie, no
defense can defeat four hearts after
the jack of clubs is led. If East plays
his queen on the jack, South wins
with the ace, draws trumps and leads
a club from dummy.
If East follows with the four,
declarer plays the eight to achieve
the winning position. If East instead
plays the nine, South wins and con-
cedes a trick to West's ten to bring
the contract home.


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the main
body of

j,,j5 IB~jt' y ^ ,.* D HOW many words of four
S* -"-letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here? In
"-- makng a word, each letter may
be used once tomornly. Each must
Icontain the centre letter and
there must be at least one

nine-letter word. No plurs.

4 Simply fabulous, priceless
material (6)
7 Tea- the black stuff can be used as
fuel! (8)
8 Eighth of the month, by the way (6)
10 Choose not to go all electric (5).
13 Gosh, a Middle Eastern birdl (4)
14 Info bringing many a word
of thanks (4)
15 Forecast great conflict by the end of
autumn (4)
16 Modern verse? (3)
17 He's part Dutch, apparently (4)
19 Ueterriblyto the bitter end, hence
annoy (4)
21 The writing of a snappy assistant (9)
23 With this, better not be teelotal! (4)
24 A one woman opera (4)
26 There's no way at present (3)
27 Eager to help out around the civic
centre (4)
29 He's a bit of a toxophilite (4)
32 Read The Last of the Mohicans" if
you are able (4)
33 IIthas its own door, or
maybe gates (5)
,34 In a batting side, the openers? (3,3)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
: ACROSS:1, Bridge 7, Write off 8, Mile 10, P-lover 11,
Car-a-f-e 14, Ned 16, Nylo-N 17, Re-ar 19, Bad-ge 21,
Na-C-re 22, Catty 23, Isle(-worth) 26, D-ebut 28, Ant 29,
Ere-bps 30, A-stern 31, Chap 32, The earth 33, Ex-tort
DOWN: 1, Bumper 2, Driver 3, Ewer 4, Strange 5, Tol-a-L
6, 0-ft.-en 8, Mona 9, LED 12, Rye 13, Focal 15, F-acts
18, Eider (Ida) 19, Bat 20, Dr.-y 21, Nat-Ural 22, Cub 23,
In-tact 24, Step 25, Ernest 26, D-ebts 27, Beret 28, A-sh
30, Ache

1 Deputised on stage? (5)
2 It shows where there's something
missing (5)
3 Jazzy singing by crazy cats (4)
4 Where to dance with a novice in
raising the roofl (5)
5 Large cask, but with a tiny top (4)
6 Having the wrong idea about
Nevada, violate the border (6)
9 Nominally, he may be after
Joseph (6)
11 Put those eggs down (3)
12 Something like a stash (5)
13 Leader likely to be taken in by a
murderer (7)
15 Endlessly cautious campaign (3)
16 Seasoned in soldiering (3)
18 Could it be a chore to edit him? (6)
20 Not suitable for mixing paint (5)
21 Join in quarters (3)
22 Covered in rawhide (3)
23 Part of one's costume for a dance (6)
25 Gear in a gir's-getup (3)

Sov' stage uncle (5)
ne for Henry to master (5)
ndined to let out
ne (5)
change into UJ
thing black (4)
castles are by the sea (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Encase 7, Reverent 8, Gala 10, Gratis 11,
Dilute 14, Let 16, Zones 17, Aged 19, Beret 21, Melon 22,
Digit 23, Blot 26, Ripen 28, Ira 29. Hernia 30, Trends 31,
Read 32, Nocturne 33, Kettle
DOWN: 1, Enigma 2, Abated 3, Eras 4, Denizen 5, Begun
6, Sties 8, Gale 9, Lit 12, Lot 13, Tempo 15, Relic 18,
Genie 19, Beg 20, Rot 21, Minimum 22, Den 23, Breast
24, Land 25, Tussle 26, Rhine 27, Price 28, Ire 30,

4 Zone (6)
7 Booming (8)
8 Wore away (6)
a 10 Form(5)
13 Ship's company (4)
14 Fish (4)
15 Canvas shelter (4)
16 Wager (3)
17 Bridge (4)
19 Was indebted to (4)
21 Stammered (9)
23 Regarded (4)
24 Speed (4)
26 Loose (3)
27 Rip (4)
29 Canine mammals (4)
32 Close (4)
33 Electricity support (5)
34 Colliers (6)
35 Etched (8)
36 Disclose (6)

1 Shell (5)
2 Continental (5)
3 On one occasion (4)
4 Severe (5)
5 Black bird (4)
6 Unwrapped (6)
9 Answer (6)
11 Embrace (3)
12 Glue (5)
13 Fundamental (7)
15 Rubbish (3)
16 Cot (3)
18 Gambler (6)
20 Feeble (5)
21 Gender (3)
22 Organ (3)
23 Salty (6)
25 Self-image (3)
28 Artist's stand (5)
30 Small fruit (5)
31 Derisive (5)
32 Arid (4)
33 Harbour (4)

MAY 17

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
While you would like to help out a
loved onq who gets into trouble late in
the week, don't. If you're asked, give
your opinion, but otherwise stay out of
the situation.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Don't make any hasty financial deci-
sions this week, Taurus. Look at the
pluses and minuses first. A close
friend reveals true feelings to you, and
you are taken aback.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Don't be shy when you meet an inter-
esting person on Thursday, Gemini.
Just be yourself, and you're sure to
make a good impression that will last
for a while.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Don't back down when an acquain-
tance challenges you late in thw
week. You know that you can win
this disagreement as long as you stay
focused, Cancer.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
That special someone has a difficult
time early in the week and takes his
or her frustrations out on you.
Instead of getting upset, try to bed
understanding of this person.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sep 22
Over the weekend, a loved one turns
to you with a problem. Listen to
what he or she has to say, and give
your honest opinion on the matter. It
may not be received well.
LIBRA Sep 23/Oct 23
You have a lot to juggle this week,
Libra. In addition, people are
watching you closely to make sure
you can handle it. Don't let the
pressure be a setback.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
A loved one says something hurtful
on Tuesday. Instead of keeping
your feelings to yourself, share them'
with this person. It just may help'
strengthen your relationship. ,
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21'
Your sense of humor wins you a
new friend early in the week. Get
to know him or her better in the
days to come. You two are certain.
to make a good team.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Don't let a business associate sway
your opinion on an important matter,
Capricorn. You know where you
stand, and you're remaining firm,
even though the pressure is great.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 .
You have your eyes set on a goal this
week, Aquarius. Don't let anyone-
stop you from reaching it, especially
naysayers. A loved one turns to you
for romantic advice.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Your temper erupts when a loved
one makes a mistake that gets you-
into trouble. Try to stay calm it
wasn't done intentionally.

IOHE SbyOLonardBaren

Peter Dittmar v Pia Cramling,
Gibtelecom Masters 2007.
Sweden's Cramling is the top
woman grandmaster in western
Europe. She has always trained
with men, first her brother Dan,
then her husband, Juan Bellon, a
leading Spanish GM. Here as
Black (to move) Cramling is a
pawn up with queen, rook and
bishop homing in on the white
king. But it's not so simple, as
White has a huge threat of his
own in Qh6+ Kg8 Rd8 mate. My
own first instinct for Black
would be Qh1 + Kxe2 Bf3+ but
then Kf2 Qxdl1 Qd4 +1 forces a
queen swap which gives White
serious drawing chances.
Cramling found instead a subtle
non-checking choice which
proved so effective that White,





on realising its implications,
conceded defeat. What was
Black's winning move?


Chess solution 8371: 1...Rd2! and White resigned. If 2
Rxd2 Ba6+! 3 Kel Qgl+ 4 Bfl Oxfl mate, or 2 Rxd2
Ba6+ 3 Re2 Qxe2- 4 Kgl Qe3* and Black gains more



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36 Anameofdra
character (6)

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New Providence/

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at the bottom of

visitor repeat tables

Tribune Business Editor
THLE new
minister of
tourism and
aviation yester-
dclay urged New
adclise Island to
generate "a
greater level of
repeat visitor N GRANT
business" that
matched the Family Islands,
with the former's 51.8 per cent
repeat visitor rate for 2006 well
below the 65.7 per cent Family
Island average.
Neko Grant said: "It would
appear the bulk of the tourism
business is generated on New
Providence, so you can imag-
ine how much better [off] we
would be if New Providence
had enjoyed a greater repeat
business rate at the level of the
Family Islands."
New Providence/Paradise
Island's 51.8 per cent repeat
visitor rate was well below the
Bahamas' national average of

Minister urges
main tourist centre to
improve 51.8 per cent
2006 rating and match
Family Island's 65.7 per
cent repeat average,
with Abaco leading
the way at 69 per cent

55 per cent for 2006, with
Grand Bahama also enjoying a
higher repeat visitor rate of
54.6 per cent albeit just below
'the national average.
Mr Grant said the Family
Island that enjoyed the best
visitor repeat rate in 2006 was
Abaco, at 69.4 per cent, fol-
lowed by Eleuthera at 68.4 per
cent and Bimini at 67.6 per
The minister said the
Bahamas had to ask questions

SEE page 12

Judicial woes damage

arbitration centre


* BFSB advocated creation of commercial court

* Dispute resolution delays and perceptions could harm financial

services industry at time when it faces multiple potential threats

Tribune Business Editor
T he "dysfunctional"
nature of the
Bahamian court
and judicial sys-
tem will make it
"extremely difficult to market
the Bahamas as an internation-
al arbitration centre';, a leading
Bahamian attorney told The
Tribune yesterday, as this nation
would lack credibility unless the
situation was tackled.
Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, and chairman of the
Financial Services Consultative
Forum, said the problems with
the judicial system as outlined
to a public forum by Supreme
Court Justice John Lyons had to
be fixed before the Bahamas
could look to market itself as
an international
arbitraltion/commercial dispute
resolution centre.
This had been one of the

ideas suggested as providing a
platform for growing the
Bahamian financial services
industry, with spin-off benefits
for the legal, accounting and
tourism sectors. Feasibility
reports on it had been produced
for the previous government.
But Mr Moree said yester-
day: "I believe it would be
extremely difficult to market
the Bahamas as an internation-
al arbitration centre if we can-
not establish that we have a
highly dependable court system
that is operating in the country
at this time.
"We simply would not have
the credibility to market the
international arbitration/dispute
resolution centre if we cannot
establish that we have an effi-
cient court system.
"Nobody is going to take us
seriously unless we can demon-
strate our own house is in order,
and in our context that means
we have a court system that is
operational, and operating to a

standard that is seen interna-
tionally as being consistent for
an international arbitration sys-
In a presentation to the
Bahamas Institute of Financial
Services annual week of semi-
nars, Justice Lyons warned that
the judiciary was currently three
judges short, and another three
to four more were set to retire
within the next 12 months.
Two judges were currently
doing the work of five, he
warned, and the fact that com-
mercial trials were taking as
long as 10 years to resolve, as
opposed to 18 months, was
putting the Bahamian financial
services industry at a competi-
tive disadvantage compared to
the likes of Cayman and
Bermuda, as high-net worth
clients wanted confidence that
their commercial disputes
would be resolved quickly by a
competent, independent judi-
Michael Paton, a former

Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) chairman and
attorney who heads the Lennox
Paton law firm's financial ser-
vices practice, yesterday told
The Tribune that the BFSB had
"been advocating the creation
of a commercial court for some
Mr Paton said the current
state of the court system and
judiciary was "certainly a con-
cern", and although not a cri-
sis, "perception is probably a
bigger issue than reality".
He added that "not having a
commercial court in some quar-
ters" is regarded as a weakness
on the Bahamas' part, saying:
"We certainly want to be seen
as having a competent, func-
tioning judiciary. I'm hopeful
something will be done."
The international arbitration
centre idea would have attempt-
ed to establish the Bahamas as a

SEE page 13

SBahamas 'pricing

itself out of market

on hotel room rates

Tribune Business Editor

MINISTRY of Tourism offi-
cials are concerned that the
Bahamas "could be pricing
ourselves out of the market"
as a result of the relatively high
room rates its hotels charge,
the new minister of tourism
said yesterday.
Neko Grant said of concerns
expressed by the Ministrt's
director-general of tourism,
Vernice Walkine: "In rterms
of our room rates, we could be
pricing ourselves out of the
market, so there's a need for a
review of room rates and to
categorise the various hotels.
"She was very concerned
and made an excellent case."
The Bahamas has targeted
the high-spending end of the
tourist market with its hotel
industry product, looking for
relatively high-earning, quality
tourists who are likely to turn
into repeat visitors and pur-
chase real estate in this nation,
either through timeshares, frac-
tional ownership, condotels or
second homes.
However, the high-end
tourist market is relatively
small, and numerous rival des-
tinations are now competing
with the Bahamas for this busi-
ness. Room rates in other
Caribbean destinations, such
as Cuba and the Dominican
Republic, are much lower than
in the Bahamas, making them
more attractive to Canadian
and European tourists.
Operating costs for hotels in

Hotels' customs duty
exemptions contingent
on maximum use of
things Bahamian

the Bahamas are much higher
than for their counterparts
elsewhere in the Caribbean
and US, meaning operators
and owners have to charge
high room rates to enable them
to earn a return and profit on
their investment.
Yet these higher room rates
an only be justified to guests
by providing a five-star plus
experience that 'blows the cus-
tomer away', a la Kerzner
International's Atlantis prod-
Consequently, there have
been calls for the Bahamas to
develop mid-priced resort
options. especially when Baha
Mar's $2.4 billion Cable Beach
redevelopment proposal came
along, Kerzner executives sug-
gesting it should target the
mid-market price points to pre-
vent the two from going head-
to-head and splitting the high-
end market.
Meanwhile, Mr Grant said
that the Government would
require all foreign direct
investment products in the
tourism industry to maximise
their use of Bahamian-pro-
duced materials, goods. ser-
vices and products in the con-
struction and operation of their

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'compromised our economy'

Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas would have
"compromised our eco-
nomic future" if it had
signed on to full member-
ship of the Caribbean Single Market
& Economy (CSME), a prominent
attorney yesterday saying such a
move would have been against this
nation's interests.
Commending Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham for "his straight-
forward and transparent approach" in
saying that the FNM government
would not sign the Bahamas -on to
the CSME, Brian Moree, senior part-
ner at McKinney, Bancroft & Hugh-
es, said joining the economic and
political bloc would have created "no
real advantages" for this nation's
"I think it would have had a nega-
tive impact on our economy," Mr
Moree said of the potential impact
from CSME membership. "I think it
would have been against our nation-
al interests, counterproductive and
have exposed us to a number of dis-
advantages without any real advan-
"It is a well-known fact that we
don't engage in any significant level
of trade with CARICOM members,
less than 1 per cent, and if we'd
joined the CSME it would have com-
promised our economic future. The
CSME had no economic benefits or
advantages, in my view.
"It would have inevitably involved
a significant level of political inte-
gration which would have further
diluted our sovereignty."
The stance adopted by the Prime
Minister, signalling that the Bahamas
has no interest in signing on to the
CSME or its economic aspects, is in
marked contrast to the previous PLP
Fred Mitchell, the architect of the
Christie administration's foreign pol-
icy, was defeated in his attempt to
drag the Bahamas into the CSME in

"...The CSME had

no economic

benefits or

advantages, in

my view. It would

have inevitably

involved a

significant level

of political

integration which

would have further

diluted our


Brian Moree

2005 by significant opposition in this
nation. Although the notion of join-
ing the CSME was dropped, it was
never abandoned and would likely
have been revisited if the PLP had
won a second term in office.
The major areas of concern for the
Bahamas on the CSME were the cre-
ation of a common or single currency,
which would have inextricably linked
this nation's economy to other
CARICOM members and led ulti-
mately to monetary union; freedom
of labour movement; the Caribbean
Court of Justice; and the Right of
Although Mr Mitchell said the
Bahamas would have been able to

reserve its position on these issues,
refusing to sign on and taking them
off the negotiating table, this nation -
with its relatively high per capital
income consumer base and proximi-
ty to the US would be an attractive
market for CARICOM nationals and
Mr Moree said that based on what
Mr Ingraham and his minister of state
for finance, Zhivargo Laing, had said,
"it would certainly seem the Gov-
ernment of the Bahamas is not inter-
ested in becoming a member of the ,

CSME, or participating in the objec-
tives of achieving economic union
between member CARICOM
Arguing that this was "consistent
with the national interests of the
Bahamas", Mr Moree added: "I think
it is extremely helpful having an
unequivocal statement coming from
the chief executive of the Bahamas."
He said Mr Laing's comments
again indicated the FNM government
did not see CSME membership as
generating synergies with tfi'e

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Bahamas' economic interests, as it
was "not something compatible with
the economic interests of this coun-
Mr Moree said in the past that the
Bahamas' main economic interests
and future lay northwards with its
main trading partner, the US, rather
than south with the CSME, which
consisted of small island states with
weaker economies, relatively lower
living standards and economic struc-
tures and interests incompatible with
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Bahamas market

access offering

'accepted' byEU

Tribune Business
The European Union
(EU) has agreed to
the market access
offer the Bahamas
submitted for the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA),
The Tribune was told yesterday,
meaning Bahamian companies
currently exporting products to
that continent will not see any
loss in revenue.
CARICOM Ambassador A
Leonard Archer, head of the
Foreign Trade and Economics
Affairs Division at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, said the offer
been accepted entirely.
"Nothing has been taken
back, so the Bahamas will con-
tinue to send its goods to
Europe in the same way that it
has been sending it before, there
will be no less of market," Mr
Archer said, remarks likely to
reassure the likes of Bacardi,
Polymers International and the
seafoods industry.
Currently, exports of rum,
seafood and polymers to the EU
by Bahamian companies- are
allowed to enter that market
duty free under -the Cotonou
Agreement, which was signed
in 2000. However, goods export-
ed to the Bahamas and the rest
of the Caribbean from the EU
do not enter these markets duty
This type of one-way prefer-
ence regime is contrary to
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) rules, and that organi-'
sation's refusal to renew the
waiver for Cotonou beyond
2007 has forced the 79 nations

that make up the African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
group to negotiate the EPA.
However, Mr Archer dis-
agreed with any suggestion that
signing the EPA was a "back-
door to the CSME".
"I am not sure that this is so.
Europe is not trying to force the
Bahamas to be a part of the
CSME, nor is it trying to force
the Dominican Republic, which
is also a part of CARIFORUM,
to join CSME," he explained.
"Europe believes there are
some benefits to integration. It
looks at its own experience, the
way that countries became
members of the European
Union; the impact that it had
on their economy, Ireland for
"They believe that integra-
tion in itself is a good thing, and
yes, it is trying to say to the
Caribbean countries: 'You need
to integrate further in order to
get the benefits of the integra-
Mr Archer said this does not
automatically mean there will
be full movement of labour as a
result of an EPA.
"There will be temporary
entry for some workers to pro-
vide services, both in terms of
Caribbean workers going to
Europe and Europeans coming
to the Caribbean. All of that
will be by agreement, and it
won't, for instance, apply to per-
sons who are not from the Euro-
pean Union or from CARIFO-
RUM," he said. "The rate will
be different for each country
because not everybody will have
the same level of openness in
their services."
Mr Archer said that while
there will be some movement, it

would not be unrestricted and
full access to the Bahamas.
"The agreement that is con-
templated by the EPA will
mean that people can only move
as they are permitted to move,
not that they will have free
movement. There is a difference
in concept between the two
ideas," he.explained.
Mr Archer also discussed the
grant funding potentially avail-
able to the Bahamas under the
10yj European Development
Fund (EDF)'
"The grant funding to the
Bahamas is not a big issue," he
said. "The Bahamas is consid-
ered to be too wealthy to attract
grant funding. Remember that
the GDP of the Bahamas per
capital is much higher than a
number of the new countries
which are coming into the Euro-
pean Union, and therefore the
amounts that we would get
would be relatively small.
"My own view is that we
don't really #ed a lot of grant
funding. I think that what the
country needs we can provide
most of it ourselves, and I think
the grants need to go to the
countries which really need
Mr Archer added that the
10th EDF will be much the
same as the ninth EDF, and it
has been agreed that funds will
be used for islands in the south-
ern Bahamas as part of the pro-
gramme to alleviate poverty and
provide opportunities for citi-
zens and relatives there.
Mr Archer spoke with Tri-
bune Business after giving a pre-
sentation to the Bahamas Insti-
tute of Financial Services' week
of seminars yesterday at San-
dals Resorts.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has a vacancy in its Nassau Office for Audit Managers
whose qualifications make the individuals eligible for membership in the Bahamas
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Candidates are also required to have a high level of computer literacy.
The position offers challenging work in the financial services industry and other
areas of industry and commerce. The salary scale, which recognizes different
levels of experience and skill, is designed to reward high performance. In addition,
the Firm provides excellent medical insurance and provident fund benefits.
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ALLEYNE, Kenneth
ARCHER, Jacqulin
ARANHA, Artherine
BAIN, Larry
BETHEL, Marsha
CANTON-KANE, Kimberley
CLARKE, Antoine
COVE, Norman
DAVIS, Anthony
ENEAS, Cleveland
FERGUSON, Sparkman
FORBES, Charles
FRANCIS, Emmanuel
FRANKS, Russane
HOLFORD, Richard
KNOWLES, Hadassah
LEE, William
LOCKHART, Mitchell
LOUIS, John H.
LOUIS, John V.

BAIN, Raynell
BARRY, Deborah
BEAL, Claudette
BROOKS, Cheryl
DEAN, Giovanna
FERGUSON, Samantha
FORBES, Sandra
GIBSON, Jacqueline
HANNA, Della-Reese
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STRACHAN, Charlene

Bahamasair raises

prices to mitigate

airport fees

Well Established Company seeking to employ on
the road Sales Person.

Having own transportation
Outgoing and personable
Well groomed
Confident, Honest, reliable and motivated

Salary to be discussed.
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management company, Van-
couver Airport Services
(YVRAS), the Nassau Airport
Development Company is
introducing a passenger facility
user fee and a security fee to
finance upgrades at the airport
that will eventually result in the
construction of a new $250 mil-
lion terminal.
The upgrade is designed to

bring the airport up to a level
consistent with the five-star plus
hotel industry model, led by the
likes of Kerzner International
and Baha Mar.
The Bahamasair e-mail read:
"Please note further that effec-
tive July 1, 2007, international
ticket taxes (YVRAS) will
increase by $22 and $10 domes-
tically. All tickets written for

travel on July 1, 2007, and
beyond will show the new taxes
It urged travel agencies and
tour operators to pass this infor-
mation on to their clients,
adding: "These taxes are not a
result of Bahamasair increas-
ing air fares, but rather a func-
tion of the regulators and air-
port operators."

Tribune Business Editor

increase the taxes
added on to its tick-
et prices for inter-
national and domestic flights
by $22 and $10 respectively, the
increases set to take effect from
July 1, 2007.
An e-mail sent out by
Bahamasair said the increases
were not driven by the airline,
instead hinting that they were
designed to fund the enhance-
ments and security upgrades so
badly needed at Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport.
Under the guidance of new

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McMILLAN, Curtis
McWEENEY, Vincent
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4- All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
R property is a single storey single family concrete building. This house family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, .-' Appraisal: $188,406.00
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significantA -...0
improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained
and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
delineated, corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.
Appraisal: $167,580.00
The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.
.Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue ELEUTHERA
S S AIII that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this
M I site encompasses a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452
S'- sq. ft. There is also a unit to this structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately $600 to $800 per month. There is also 2
covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is in very
.--... good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the
.. -.,' ,. Ministry of Public Works. The land is flat and properly landscaped.

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


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

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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

All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco
Bahamas. This property is comprised of a two storey concrete and wood structure still under construction consisting of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space. The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper storey. The lower portion
_, :',-'. - of the building houses two units, each with 1 -bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining and kitchen spaces. The building is in average condition and appears
to be structurally sound. The building also demonstrates a need for schelued maintenance. The property is partially landscape with boundaries clearly
delineated. All major private and public utilities are situate within one hundred ft of the property site.
APPRAISAL: $154,476.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-
S- .... 380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master
s ''bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control
gil ris provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average.
Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
ii ,filli... .II ,' disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements
APP '.AISAL:'\ $ 0nn0 11 including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed
amualong the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.

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

!B"-4M.. -- ~ ( All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No.
S' 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit
l u wfEr 'i consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
S.*, covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a
o standard that was acceptable to the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00
........ ~ ," ~, - l., per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00

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

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

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Bahamas tax and

non-trade areas

Tribune Business Editor

such as the Euro-
pean Union (EU)
are using negotia-
tions involving the Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) and World Trade
Organisation (WTO) mem-
bership "to exert leverage"
over areas of Bahamian life,
an attorney has warned, with
this nation likely to see its
import duties-based tax
regime and access to its mar-
kets come under increasing
Responding to a Tribune
Business report that the work
permit fees charged by the
Bahamas could be viewed as a
non-tariff barrier to trade
under the EPA and WTO,
Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, said this nation had to
protect its own interests as
these negotiations could
involve substantial trade-offs.
Mr Moree said the Bahamas
"could lose a lot more" than
some $10 million in import
duties on EU-produced goods
"if work permits were on the
table" in the EPA talks.
Currently, the Government
earns about $20 million in
work permit fees per annum,
but under the EPA the fees
charged on work permits for
top executives and profes-
sionals might be seen as a


trade barrier that reflects their
movement as cross-border ser-
vices providers.
Mr Moree said this might
mean changes to Bahamian
immigration policy, and "to
what extent we can continue
to use work permits in the way
that we're using them as part
of the current immigration
"We must be very alive to
the fact that our trading part-
ners all have their own agen-
da," Mr Moree added. "In the
name of negotiating an EPA,
they are seeking to affect
social, economic and trading
policies in these countries, and
to use the opportunity to exert
leverage in 6ther areas of our
national life not restricted to
trading issues.
"We are going to see that
with regard to our tax system,
customs duties and market
access issues such as work per-
The attorney, who also

chairs the Financial Services
Consultative Forum, pointed
out that the EU and Organi-
sation for Economic Co-Oper-
ation and Development
(OECD) had been attempting
to use the EPA as a 'Trojan
Horse' to ensnare the
Bahamas into signing up to
their tax information exchange
policies and network of
And the EU was also look-
ing to encourage greater inte-
gration between CARICOM
member states through the
EPA, something some
observers feared could lead to
'CSME through the back
The EPA talks, Mr Moree
warned, could degenerate into
a 'horse trading' exercise,
where in order to get some
incentives or concessions from
the EU, the Bahamas might
have to give up something in
"We have to be very careful
that we only give up what we
regard to be in our national
interests, and make sure we
get reciprocal benefits in
return," he added.
Mr Moree also called for
greater transparency and pub-
lic discourse over the EPA
and WTO talks, as this would
"promote a greater level of
collaboration, awareness and
interest in the subject, which
will enhance our chances of a
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CORAL HARBOUR BASE (RBDF) The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is
presently conducting a Recruitment Exercise. Applications can be obtained at
the Ministry of National Security 3rd Floor of the Churchill Building, Rawson

The deadline for submission of Applications is 25th May 2007. Commence-
ment date for training of successful applicants is scheduled for August 2007.

Applicants Should:
* Be a Bahamian Citizen
* Be between the ages of 18-25 years
* Possess a minimum of (5) BJC's or equivalent including Math and English
with 'C' passes or above.
Obtain two Character references and a Police Character Certificate.

Applicants are required to be successful in all the following:
A Psychometric Evaluation
Recruitment (written) Examination (Math, English and General Knowledge)
Physical Fitness and Swimming Tests
Vetting Assessment and Medical Examination
Interview Assessment

Emphasis for recruitment will be placed on candidates with:
Strong Character and leadership qualities
Desire to maximize potential in a disciplined environment
Willingness to spend time at sea
Willingness to conduct tour of duty at satellite base on a Family Island or
outside the Bahamas.
Good Academic background
Proficiency in a second language
Proficiency in a musical instrument

Interested persons may contact:

Lieutenant Commander Gaye Major
Personnel & Recruiting Officer
Defence Force Headquarters
P.O.Box N-3733
Coral Harbour, New Providence

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We wish to inform the" general
public that effective Monday, May
(&MELISA HALL & CO. will be
i2cating to Cumberland Court
s t ate at #1 Cumberland Street
which is next to Majestic Tours,

Bahamas 'pricing

itself out of market

on hotel room rates

South of British

Colonial Hilton

Hotel. Our telephone number
325-5741 remains the same.

aker' ?Bap
lp" Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

Employment Opportunity

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

4BA..in Accounting
c:,erience in club or resort development

Key Responsibilities
Accounts payable
"1'. QCash management
5rr, Job cost entries
Preparation of accounting reports
General ledger reconciliation
Journal entries

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a
'6 hing and dynamic organization to be a self-starter, team player,
fAf at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

-1K;1 are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit
your resume to the attention of:

jRjqctor of HR & Training
sbowe@,bakersbayclub.com ...u '". a -
40y fax at242-3670- .


PHILLIPS late of 221 Burgandy E.
Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Floridra,
United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons having any claims or
demand against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the Undersigned
on;, or before the 20th day of June,
2007, after which date the Executrix
E proceed to distribute the assets
ing regard only to the claims of
which she shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that
all persons indbted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.
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Attorneys for the Personal
Representative Chambers
P.O. BOX N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore,
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

FROM page 1

This, he said, would be "a
pre-condition to access cus-
toms duty exemptions".
Mr Grant hinted that the
Government would move
away from the previous admin-

istration's 'anchor property'
strategy, adding: "If we're
going to remain competitive,
we have to start thinking out of
the box."
He confirmed that the Gov-
ernment was looking at nego-
tiating a new Cruise Overnight
Incentive Act with the major
cruise lines, the previous one
having expired in 2003 and

is looking for

Sales Persons
with knowledge of the Marine Industry.
Must be self driven.
Please fax resume to: 394-3885



with Peripheral Vascular

Surgery Training.

5 years experience required

CALL 242-326,2346..i

Small Retail Store specializing in girls
accessories is seeking a dynamic,
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Manager with prior retail managerial
experience to handleall aspects of
store operations.

Please send resumes by e-mail to

Phone: 324-2970

never being replaced.
Mr Grant said he hoped that
"as a result of the incentives
we will offer", the cruise lines
would make Nassau or
Freeport, rather than their pri-
vate islands, first port of call
when they visited the
Bahamas, ensuring the indus-
try's benefits were maximised
by Bahamian-owned business-
es and their employees.
But he added: "If we're
going to be asking these people
to do all these things, we've
got to make our destination
new and exciting."
Mr Grant also said the
Bahamas had to "improve the
quality of the product in the
Family Islands", adding that
the Ministry of Tourism would
focus on the need for a more
businesslike approach by small
Bahamian hotels in the Out

The minister said there was a
need for improved service
quality and standard, proper
reservations and room inven-
tory systems, and IT systems
to boost the maintenance and
management of front office
Mr Grant said Ms Walkine
had "expressed concern about
any number of Family Islands
where we could initiate tours,
but the sites or pathways to the
sites are not in an acceptable
state. That is what I call the
low-hanging fruits".
He added that marketing the
Bahamas as a destination for
film and television production
filming would be "given all the
attention it deserves by" the
Ministry of Tourism, and while
he was always looking to
increase airlift, night flying into
the Family Islands was not on
the agenda at the moment.

Professional Qualification is Engineering/Architecture
Locally and /or Internationally Licensed
Familiarity and Basic knowledge of Bahamas Building Code
Strong Computer Literacy (i.e. AutoCAD)

General Requirements/Responsibilities
Dynamic, energetic and highly motivated
Team-Player with ability to work with minimal supervision
Study architectural and engineering drawings and specification
Exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational and
administrative skills

A competitive compensation package offered commensurate
with qualification and experience. Send Fax: (242) 327-8126 or
e-mail to forbes.'vanessa@:gmail.com

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Tel: 356-3004, 328-6606 Fax: 356-3854
Now offering eat in or take out lunch special,
Monday thru Friday, 12 noon thru 3pm daily

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Fresh garden salad Mix
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Fresh garden salad Mix
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Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX" CLOSE 1.770.88 1 CHG 00.07 t .
52a,..- _...k-Loa Se-curri Pr,...us ClOse T..-5, ClO.e Cnange Daily Vol EPS $ Dv S PE Yiela
1.45 C.54 bacc. ,..1 r.r t 11 1 16 0 00 -0 282 0 000 N,M 0 00%
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 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.737 0.260 12.2 2.88%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.129 0.020 6.6 2.35%
2.70 1.29 Bahamas Waste 2.70 2.70 0.00 0.243 0.060 11.1 2.22%
1.49 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.067 0.020 19.4 1.54%
10.42 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.42 10.42 0.00 3.435 0.949 0.240 11.0 2.30%
2.10 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.245 0.080 8.6 3.81%
14.31 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14.31 14.31 0.00 1.152 0.680 12.4 4.75%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.18 4.95 -0.23 0.112 0.049 46.3 0.95%
2.76 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.43 2.43 0.00 0.234 0.000 8.2 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.94 5.96 0.02 8,000 0.694 0.240 8.6 4.03%
12.49 11.25 Finco 12.49 12.50 0.01 11,000. 0.779 0.570 16.0 4.56%
14.70 12.22 FirstCaribbean 14.37 14.37 0.00 0.977 0.500 14.7 3.48%
17.18 10.50 Focol 17.18 17.18 0.00 1.657 0.520 10.4 3.03%
1.05 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 7.20 -0.05 2,500 0.532 0.100 13.5 1.39%
9.10 8.52 J.S. Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.868 0.570 10.4 6.30%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
52k-.H. _'2Ak.Lc,.w S,mrnbol Bia $ Ask Last Price Weeky Vol EPS S Div S PiE Yield
14 6FC- 1; B.aBnamas Superrrarkels 14 60 15 60- 1600 100 1 234 1 185 126 8 12%
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 0.034 0.000 26.2 0.00%
Collna Ovar-The-Counter V., '., '
.1 1'1', --. l:,-6 EB 1 0-i4, J ":" I1 00 2 220 00 0 19 4 00 0 /z
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 Listed lMuItal FL"-
2AK4.-ci ", Ah-L, Fur, Name N YTD Last 12 M rontlh Div S Yield raj
1 3391 1 2867 Co-lr.a Mona, Market Fur.a 1 3391r 1"
3.1827 2.8564 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.1827.*"
2.6629 2.3560 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.662852**
1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286""
11 4992 10 9739 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11 4992 .....
,- 'FINDEX- CLOSE 791.71 I Y/ 0 6
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1.000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Cofina and fidelity 4 May 2007
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PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007



Bahamas is urged to

sign tourism treaties

Tribune Business
THE Bahamas could boost
its economy by signing bilat-
eral tourism agreements with
other nations to make the
industry more competitive, a
leading professor of interna-
tional law said yesterday.
Bruce Zagaris, who has
taught law at several presti-
gious US universities, said
there was nothing to prevent
the Bahamas from signing such
agreements with other coun-
tries or US states who agreed

to cooperate in tourism ven-
In particular, he said it could
be beneficial for the Bahamas
to sign such agreements with
states in the southeastern US,
and with countries whose citi-
zens were likely to stay in the
Bahamas for lengthy periods
of time.
"If you can utilise this and
put packages together around
this, it will make the Bahamas
more competitive," Mr Zagaris
However, he stressed that in
negotiating treaty agreements,
it was important to ensure that
small countries have rights of



2 to 4 years public accounting
experience. Computer literate.
Respond to infol@gtbahamas.net
or P.O. Box N-8285, Nassau.



Road to City Dump after Premix


M&E Limited

As a privately-owned, mid-sized Bahamian
Company and the authorized Caterpillar dealer
in the Bahamas, we are seeking individuals
who are Heavy Equipment Technicians. The
candidates must be able to support Caterpillar
Tractors, Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Backhoe
Loaders and other machines in the Bahamas.
Applicants must have experience in diagnosing,
troubleshooting, repairing of Hydraulics,
Engines and Vehicular Electricity. Computer
skills are also required for this position.
Applicants with formal education in mechanics
are preferred.

Send complete resume with education and work
experience to M & E Limited, P. 0. Box N-3238,
Nassau Bahamas, Attention: Human Resources
Department, or e-mail me@me-ltd.com.

Only persons being interviewed for this
position will be contacted.

A Leonard Archer, CARI-
COM Ambassador and head
of the Foreign Trade and Eco-
nomics Affairs Division at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
added that Bahamians need-
ed to invest outside the coun-
try, saying that this nation cur-
rently risks the possibility of
remaining small and isolated.
He pointed out that Bahami-
ans can not sit idly by and
expect the success currently
enjoyed will remain the same.
For example, he pointed out

that the Dominican Republic
may have already surpassed
the Bahamas in terms of the
sheer number of visitors com-
ing to that island.
He went on to say that in
addition to increasing their
tourism performance, a num-
ber of Caribbean islands are
also stepping up their financial
services performance.
"If we are not innovative,
then we may be a player, but
we will not be the player that
we want to be," Mr Archer

Share your news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

by owner
Indigo- Gated Community. (Just West of Orange Hill)
Vacant residential lot
7200 sq. ft. Infrastructure already in place. Just down the hill is a beach.
Swimming pool and tennis court nearly completed.
No realtor involved, so lowest price around.

Contact: Me. Johnson 393-3725, 395-336&

Well Established Company seeking to employ a
Warehouse Assistant.



Ensure ethical and sound business practices when
investing, and protect national & organisational
integrity and performance
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified
and Galanis & Co., Chartered Accountants &
Present a seminar on

British Colonial Hilton
Nassau, Bahamas
May 21, 2007
9.00 am to 4.00 pm
ACCA & BICA Members: US $200
Non Members: US $250
6 CPD Units.
Seminar conducted by
Kenneth M. Krys, Chartered Accountant
Partner RSM Cayman Islands
KENNETH KRYS is Managing Partner of RSM Cayman Islands. Kenneth is a
Chartered Accouant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Fraud Examiner,
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Chartered Business Valuator. He
has over 15 years experience in corporate recovery, forensic accounting and
regulatory compliance matters in the Caribbean. RSM Cayman Islands established
its Corporate Advisory Group in 2004 and since that time has been involved in a
number of high profile and complex cross-border engagements.
Topics include:
* Identifying and preventing fraud
* Management & contract fraud
* Money laundering
To attend or for more information
please contact tel: (242)328-4540 or
email Linda Morley at Imorley@galanisco.com

The Business Licence Act Chapter 3f9,
Subsection 15(1) requires that "The holder of
licence shall display the licence in a conspicuous
place on any premises occupied by him for the
carrying on of the business".

Any person who fails to comply with Subsection
15(1) is guilty of an offence and is liable:on
summary conviction thereof, to a fine of One
Thousand Dollars, and in addition to the fine a
sum of Five Hundred Dollars for each day the
offence continues subsequent to the date to which
the conviction relates.

The public is also reminded that the grace period
for renewal of all business licences expired on
30th April 2007, and every effort should be made
to renew business licences.

The Ministry of Finance will be taking steps to
ensure that business owners are complying with
the provisions of Law.

Ruth Millar (Mrs.)
Financial Secretary






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Prithr avnorigant-i n*n roAireA ^fn h*antf

IIUI or experience o n repa I rsv iieavy.
trucks mandatory. Experience repairing-..
International, Mack, and Cummins
engines and Electronics necessary. Top
wages and incentive program. Uniforms,..
furnished after probationary period.

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

Bahamas Mack Truck Sales Ltd.
Rock Crusher Road
Nassau, Bahamas

0i.S TRilB BUn


Pilot House Management Company offers for
sale by virtue of liens registered against the
hereafter described Condominium Units and
the power of sale vested in the CondominiCun
Association pursuant to the provisions
contained in the Law of Property and
Conveyancing (Condominium) Act 1965.

Unit No. 201 2 Bedrooms I 2 Bathrooms
Unit No. 207 2 Bedrooms I 2 Bathrooms
Unit No. 307 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms
Unit No. 308 2 Bedrooms I 2 Bathrooms
Unit No. 406 1 Bedroom I 1 Bathroom
Unit No, 606 1 Bedroom I 1 Bathroom
Unit No. 507 2 Bedrooms 12 Bathrooms

All offers should be in writing and tendered
in sealed envelopes by Friday, June 8, 2007
to Pilot House Management Company:

These sales are subject to a reserved price,
and the right is reserved to reject any or all

- 10 years experience
- Supervise warehouse staff
- Computer skill (Must)
- Dependable, Honest, and Motivated
- Organized and thorough skills

Salary/Hours to be discussed.
Good Benefits
Monday Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please email resume and telephone contact to:

Resume w/Reference
Contract Information




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New Providence/Paradise

Island at the bottom of

visitor repeat tables


M&E Limited

'As a privately-owned, mid-sized
.Bahamian Company and the authorized
:Caterpillar dealer in the Bahamas, we
,are seeking an Electrician. The
candidatess should have proven
experience in Generators with more than
:150KW's, Transfer Switches, and
*Generation. Applicants with formal
education in electrical work are preferred.

Send complete resume with education
and work experience to M & E Limited,
P. 0. Box N-3238, Nassau Bahamas,
Attention: Human Resources Department,
or email me@me-ltd.com.

Only persons being interviewed for
*this position will be contacted.



:The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas is
Seeking a suitably qualified company to provide
JAir-conditioning Maintenance Services for its three (3)
plants located in New Providence.

'Interested parties should contact Mrs. Sharnett
Ferguson, Executive Assistant to The General
Manager at 242-502-3945, between the hours of
fa.m.- 5p.m., Monday to Friday to collect a copy of the
Tender documents, from our headquarters located on
-+larcar-(R1Usty- Bethel Drive, formerly 3rd Terrace,
6entreville, Nassau.


Reiterating the theme
advanced by the previous gov-
ernment that tourism was
becoming an increasingly com-
petitive global business, Mr
Grant said the Ministry of
Tourism would look to pro-
mote a national awareness
campaign, as well as beautifi-
cation and anti-littering initia-
Alluding to the competitive
threat that Cuba would pose
once travel restrictions to that
island were lifted by the US
government, Mr Grant called
on all Bahamians to energisee"
the tourism product, raise ser-
vice levels, "create more
authentic Bahamian experi-
ences" and brand and market
each island as a unique desti-
nation in its own right.
"Our goal is not just to be
competitive, but to stay ahead
of the pack,".Mr Grant added,
saying growth of the Bahamian
economy in turn depended on
the sustainable, environmen-
tally-friendly growth of the
tourism industry.
To achieve this, he said the
Government would, seek to
"enhance and deepen the
tourism product" through
greater 'Bahamianisation',
increasing both Bahamian
ownership of tourism-related
enterprises and the quality of
employment and participation

Government support for
Bahamian-owned, high-end
boutique-style resorts would
be increased, and there was set
to be more focus on Bahamian
shows in the tourism product,
as this would provide further
ownership and employment
Another focus, Mr Grant
said, would be heritage and
cultural tourism, the aim being
to incorporate more Bahamian
restaurants and eateries into
the tourism product.
Acknowledging that Bay
Street and the rest of down-
town Nassau were in need of a
major upgrade, Mr Grant said:
"There are too many derelict
and neglected buildings and
properties in the city of Nas-
sau", which Were turning the
city into an "eyesore" and
turning away both cruise and
stopover tourists from spend-
ing their money with Bahami-
an-owned businesses.
The minister also pledged:
"It is important to extend the
tourism industry beyond tra-
ditional areas of New Provi-
dence into Over-the-Hill
areas." He added that the con-
servation and preservation of
Bahamian buildings, monu-
ments and artefacts would also
be a priority.
Reaffirming the Govern-
ment's manifesto commitments
to viable and sustainable
tourism development, Mr
Grant said the costs and bene-
fits of projects, including the

needed infrastructure, would
be weighed carefully.
He warned that the
Bahamas had to be careful to
ensure tourism developments
did not "overwhelm" the com-
munities that had to host them,
and avoid projects that could
have "adverse consequences"
or cause "irreparable damage".
Mr Grant said the final main
objective was "to restore and
revitalise" Grand Bahama's
tourism industry, building
upon and exceeding previous
performances, "recouping"
room losses and attracting new
airlift to the island.
Grand Bahama rieeded to
be marketed as a new and dis-
tinct tourism brand, Mr Grant
said, encompassing the whole
of the island from east to west.
The word 'Freeport' had been
"dropped from the vernacu-
lar", he added.
Other initiatives were set to
focus on upgrading Lynden
Pindling International Airport;
improving the infrastructure at
the Prince George Dock and
its Welcome Centre to give
cruise ship passengers a better
first impression of the
Bahamas; "perhaps standard-
ising" the taxi fleet and
devleoping a code of conduct
and service standards; and the
development of new tours
encompassing Over-the-Hill
historic sites.

At any one moment.

there are a million ways
to have fun.

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from Miami

from 429*

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P.O. Box N-9670
328-0264 / 328-0257

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from Miami

from 499*

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Rates are per guest, double occupancy, capacity controlled and
cruise only. Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. Government
taxes/fees ($21-$136) and gratuities are additional per guest. Rates
available on select sailings only. Restrictions apply 2007
Carnival Cruise Lines. All rights reserved. Ships' Registry. The
Bahamas and Panama.


FROM page 1

about why its visitor repeat
rate was not better, why more
tourists were not returning to
New Providence, and what had
to be done to change this.
Repeat visitor business is
vital to tourist arrivals and
spending, not least on the con-
version of cruise passengers -
with their $73 per capital visitor
spend into stopover tourists
who spend more than $1,000
per head.
Mr Grant's address yester-
day focused on the FNM's
main tourism objectives, and
concentrated on what the Gov-
ernment wanted to achieve,
rather than going into the
'how', strategy and details.

Bids must be returned in a sealed

Mrs. Ferguson No Later Than Thursday, May 31, 2007.

R E a OR T

Crptal ?alac< Cesiwo


The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and
maintenance of all aspects of the facilities operation in all hotels, golf course and
' casino, including the physical buildings, service structures and buildings, all
"mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, laundry, landscaping, site utilities, and
related equipment in accordance with energy conservation, preventative
maintenance programs and property standards. The qualified candidate must be
able to direct and maintain a service and management philosophy, which serves
as a guideline to respective staff.

A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is essential, as well as-a minimum of 10
years experience as a Facilities Director, Director of Engineering, or related
management experience preferably with an upscale/luxury hotel/resort is

-; The successful candidate must have previous experience working in a union
= environment, as well as previous experience working with golf courses, laundry,
waste management, generator and related facilities.

Additionally, the potential candidate must have thorough knowledge of building
automation systems, reverse osmosis, water treatment, HVAC and Microsoft
computer systems.

" All qualified applicants should forward a copy of their resume' to the Director of
Human Resources at sebasden@cablebeachresorts.com or forward via fax
to 677- 4140 on or before May 23, 2007. All resumes will be held in the strictest
of confidence.

Fodd Art By Cacique, a subsidiary of Cacique International Group
of Companies is seeking to employ suitable candidates for the
following positions:

Warehouse Supervisor
Creative and Design Associate

Creative and Design Associate- requirements: The suitable candidate
should have a minimum of two years experience in floral design
and event design for events or party set ups, be a team player, be
computer literate, self motivated and excellent with time

Warehouse Supervisor requirements: Suitable applicant should
be computer literate, have 2 years minimum in working with
inventory. Be able to supervise staff

Excellent compensation and opportunities exist for you at Cacique

Resumes can be faxed to 242-377-7720 or
Email resumes to jbeneby@caciqueintl.com

'H~ "~I "'-'--------r------



THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007, PAGE 13B

Judicial woes damage

arbitration centre plat

FROM page 1

regional and international cen-
tre for settling commercial dis-
putes, filing a potential niche in
the Western Hemisphere, which
currently lacks such a facility.
John Delaney, managing
partner at Higgs & Johnson,
yesterday said that on the issue
of the court system, the
Bahamas was in danger of "neg-
atively disadvantaging our-
selves" when it came to finan-
cial services competitiveness.
This was at a time when it still
faced multiple potential threats
from the Financial Action Task
Force (FATF), Organisation for
Economic Co-Operation and
Development (OECD) and
European Union (EU) through
the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) and Savings
Tax Directive.

"Certainly, the ability of this
jurisdiction to compete, and
timely and fairly ajudicate com-
mercial disputes, is absolutely
critical to the financial services
industry," Mr Delaney said.

"Business people who use the
Bahamas, or Bahamian legal
structures trusts, companies,
investment funds, foundations
and bank accounts thay also
need to know that this jurisdic-
tion can appropriately deter-
mine disputes that might arise."
Disputes were "inevitable" in
this line of business, Mr
Delaney said, and high net
worth clients and investors
needed to have comfort that
they were governed by Bahami-
an law and that this nation's
court system would resolve mat-

Legal Notice




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the dissolution of
VERBATIM HOLDINGS LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 27th April 2007.


Are you searching for a career with an ocean of earning potential?
Harborside Resort at Atlantis is currently seeking Sales Executives
T.OsiClosers to join our team in generating maximum vacation ownership
sales while maintaining both a professional personal image and
upholding company standards of integrity, and professionalism in
servicing our clients. We are looking for leaders with:
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For immediate consideration, please respond to the Recruiter, Harborside
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Qualified candidates may submit resumes to:
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ters in a timely, independent
and fair manner.
'That's how we make a liv-
ing; that's how we're able to run
the second most important
industry in this country," Mr
Delaney said.
"As a jurisdiction, we also
compete with other nations on
our judiciary and ability to
resolve disputes.
"With it being as serious as
it is, and having to contend with
issues that may or may not arise
with the OECD, FATF and
EU, we don't want to disad-
vantage ourselves, having
dropped the ball on account of
our own neglect" of the court
Mr Moree said the problems
with the court system and judi-
ciary had "developed as a result
of a systematic neglect of the
court system over many years",
resulting in it not obtaining a
large enough allocation of
national and Budgetary
He added: "The connection

between an efficient, indepen-
dent and competent judicial sys-
tem and the development of our
economy has been document-
ed in numerous studies.
"Businesses and commerce
require an efficient mechanism
for resolving disputes. It is an
integral part of doing business
in the global economy, and the
business community musty have
confidence in our judicial sys-


"Firstly, it's going to have its
disputes resolved by a compe-
tent, independent bench, and
secondly that it will be resolved
in a timeframe consistent with
international standards.
"I don't think it would be dis-
puted by many people that if
we are not able to deliver a high
quality of justice within an
acceptable time period, it is
going to adversely affect our
international status as a finan-
cial centre."

Legal Notice




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the dissolution of
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 30th January 2007.


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Legal Notice




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the dissolution of
WHEELBARROW LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 27th April 2007.

Legal Notice




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the dissolution of
OPEN VIEWS FUND LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 13th April 2007.


Legal Notice




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 A& ACORPORATE
SERVICES CORPis in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of. dissolution was 16th May
2007. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., Build-
ing 2 Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of A & A
CORPORATE SERVICES CORP. All persons having claims against
the above-named company are required to send their address and'
particulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 16th June 2007..



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57 years
of Brazil and formerly Nassau, Bahamas, died on Wednesday 25th April,
2007 at Sobral Heart Hospital. He was laid to rest in Brazil.
Precious memory will forever lingers in the hearts of his beloved and
devoted wife, Rosineide Batista Donaldson; 6 daughters: Le'Trice of
Tennessee, Mia McPhee of Turks and Caicos, Leaneide, Nycerena,
Emmilyn and Nicoly of Brazil; 7 sons: Dion and Leo II of Tennessee,
Anton and Larone of Alabama, Gustavo, Leonardo and Mateus of Brazil;3
grandchildren 2 sisters: Mrs. Coralee Deveaux and Ms Iris Donaldson; 2
brothers: Drs. Archie and Elwood Donaldson; 2 sisters-in-law: Mademes
Selena and Ruth Donaldson; 23 nephews including Richard Greene,
former General Manager of Water and Sewerage Corporation, Adler
Minus, Leslie Minus of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Archie Minus, Rodwell
Shootes of Tennessee, Trevor Shootes of Florida, Keith Donaldson of
Georgia, Stephen Donaldson of Colorado, Pierre Donaldson of Florida,
Dr. Darren Donaldson, Franklyn Donaldson, George Anthony Donaldson,
Kenth, Jerome and Garvin Deveaux and Deshon Albury; 17 neices
including Mrs Melverne Brown, Mrs Patricia Swaby. Mrs Meltoria Rolle,
Mrs Michelle Treco, Ms Denise Donaldson of New York, Ms Gwendolyn
Shootes of Florida, Dr. Lavendra Shootes Dandy of Georgia, Dr. Shirean
Denise Donaldson-Romas of Connecticut, Mrs Shaerif Kaye Capron of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Ms Joye Deveaux, Mrs. Tanyna Mckee of
Virginia and Mrs. Jemika Smith; 57 grandneices and grandnephews
including Mrs Pratice Wilson of Florida, Mrs Corlette Wilson of Florida,
Mrs Paulette Crossby of Florida, Demon Brown of Exuma, Ms Dawn
Brown, Dr. Indiria Minus, Mrs. Megan Sweeting, Omar Butler of California
and Tamal Colebrooke; 18 great grandnieces and grandnephews;and a
host of other relatives and friends including Dencil Barr, Oscar Porter
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Mrs Bessie Nottage of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Mrs. Joyce Bannister, Mrs Oralee Smith, Mrs Angela Turnquest,
Mrs. Joyce Berkley of Florida, Mrs Coral Bosfield, Mr. Henry Ferguson,
Mr. T. Baswell Donaldson, Mr. Roosevelt Shootes of Florida, Mr Godfrey
Young, Mr. Kevin Carey, Mr Albert Archer, Mr John Jones of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, Mr Hilary Deveaux, Ms Astrid Frazier, Ms Maria Monteiro
of Brazil, Mrs Sharron Miller of Alabama, Ms Barbara Johnson of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, Dr. W. Saunders, Dr. Savio Pontes, Dr. Daniel Vidal, Ms
Maria Felix, Dr. Ary Portela, Dr. Camiel, Dr. Patricia and Dr. Pedro Aurelio
of Brazil.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007, PAGE 3

22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas


of Blair Estates, Nassau,
The Bahamas will be held
at Ebenezer Methodist
Church, East Shirley Street,
Nassau on Thursday, 17th
May, 2007 at 4pm.

Pastor Martin Loyley,
Reverend Charles A
Sweeting and Pastor Clint
Kemp will officiate and
interment will be in Ebenezer Methodist
Cemetery, East Shirley Street, Nassau.

She was predeceased by her husband, John
Estwick (Ekkie) Lowe and is survived by her
brother, Sir Durward Knowles; her sister,
Violet Weech and her brothers, Herbert,
Percival and Emerson Knowles; sisters-in-law,
Lady Holly Knowles, Loma, Yvonne, Shirley
Knowles, Sadie and Jeanie Lowe; one brother-
in-law, William Saunders; many nieces and
nephews, other relatives and friends and her
caregivers, Pearl Taylor, Zelpma Hamilton,
Pearl Reid, Audrey Davis and Sandra Vil.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
The Bahamas Association for the Physically
Disabled (B.A.P.D.), P.O. Box N-3709,
Nassau, in memory of Mrs Maud E. Lowe.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home
Limited, #22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale,

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



of #598 Pinewood Gardens and
formerly of Peter Street, Nassau,
will be held on Saturday, May 19,
2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of
God of Prophecy, Pinedale, Eight
MIle Rock. Officiating will be
Bishop Hulen Hanna, assisted by
Bishop Cleophas Capron, Bishop Solomon Humes and Pastor
Philip Ferguson. Interment will be made in The Harbour West
Cemetery, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Bernadette and
Roderick Forbes; three grandchildren, Stacy, Odisa and
Roderick Jr.; three great grandchildren, Stephan, Berneke and
Donisha; three nephews and nieces, Dorothy Butler, Wellington
and Cleo Ferguson; 13 grandnieces and nephews including,
Tony, Joey, Theresa, Patricia, Lawrence, Destone, Ezekiel,
Stella, Deon,.Patrick, Cherise, Darnell and Patrice; 13.great
grandnieces and nephews including Sharina, Shankia, Lamour,
Shavonne, lone, Magan, Lisa, Teniel, Kingsley, Lawrence
Jr., Le-andrea, Joey and Jamie; seven adopted children, John,
Rochelle, Susan, Carolyn, Clarence and Betty Rolle and
Doris; three adopted grandchildren, Arlene, Jalissa, Sharakar,
Shaquanie and Shantera; six stepchildren, Roselda and Vernon
Ford, Minty, Langston and Harold Longley, Armelette Ramsey,
godchildren, Laverone, Betty Ching, Diane Ferguson, Stephan
Rolle, Stephanie, Patsy, Simeon and Simmon; cousins, Virginia,
King Butler, Alexander and Zephaniah Rolle, Fritz and Sheila
Grant, Donna Delancy, Estella, Vernell, Joyce, Hilda, Julie,
April, Joey, Dwight, Robie, Corolyn, Grace and Sylva, and
many other relatives and friends including the following and
their families Bishop Solomon Humes, Bishop Hulen Hanna,
Pastor Philip Ferguson, the Meadow Street Choir, Pastor
Nottage, Ms. Davis, Ms. Dean, Ms. Fountain, Nurse Josey
(Nassau), Jane Hulh, Dr. Rolle, Dr. Ohuey; nurses of Female
Medical Ward, Rand Memorial Hospital, Hestine Morris,
Pastor R. Greene, the Walkins. Mr. H. Missick, Yvonne
Saunders. Nurse Hall. Eight Mile Rock Clinic: Jackie and
Shlnn tbh, Simnmonl i Si 0t',- Anni C'onp ', the Forh-,. ....

Jones and other relatives too numerous to mention.

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 at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to
service time.


Sof 159 Inagua Place, Hawkesbill,
Freeport and formerly of
Chaguanas, Trinidad will be held
on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 11:00
a.m. at Freeport Seventh Day
Adventist, Gambier and
SBeachway Drives, Freeport.
Officiating will be Pastor Henry
Moncur and creamation will follow.

Left to cherish his memory are three sons, Stewart, Eugene
and Leon Courtney; one daughter, Enneika Courtney; six
sisters, Adlyn Harris and Madonna Taylor of England, Elma
Williams, Glanda Allen and Linda Rahming of Grenada and
Claudette White of Nassau; one brother, William Courtney
of Grenada; two sisters-in-law, Andreine Courtney and
Patronella Courtney; one brother-in-law, Chris Allen of
Grenada; numerous nieces including Juliette Seymour, Regina
Sealey, Tricia and Stacey Courtney and Valarie Williams;
numerous nephews including Romeo White, Tracey Major,
Hubert Simmons and Nicholas Simmons and other relatives
including Jacqueline Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Laing,
Mrs. Idamae Sears, the Sears and Taylor families, Mr. Roy
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Springer, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Sweeting, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dean, Mr. Ethelbert Thornhill,
Mr. Bernie Collie, Victor, Mr. Gray and others too numerous
to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral
Home and Crematorium on Saturday from 12:00 noon until
6-00 n m and on Sundav al the church from 9:30 a.m. until
S- ;',

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C(ebar Creot funeral 30ome
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

of Sapphire Ridge, San Souci
formerly of Stanyard Creek, Andros
will be held at 2:30p.m. Saturday,
19th May, 2007 at Our Lady's
Catholic Church Deveaux Street.
Officiating Fr. Michael Kelly, SS.
CC., and Deacon Peter Rahming and
Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment
follows in the Catholic Cemetery
Infant View Road

Cherished memory are held by five
sons, Bruce, George, Norbert,
Jerome, and Martin Elliott; one
stepson, Alphonso Elliott; three
daughters, Verona Missick, Lorna Robinson and Nicola Elliott; one sister,
Victoria Saunders; one sister-in-law, Maria.Forbes; two sons-in-law, Ervin
Missick and Charles Robinson; daughters-in-law, Diana, Trudy and Lillard
Elliott and Edris Wilson; one brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Saunders;
goddaughter, Adalee Wisseh; adopted daughters, Dorothy Hanna, and
Rhonda Bain; twenty-six grand children, Chanel Brown, Mutahi Elliott,
Sasczha Missick, Suzette, Bruann, Danielle, Laurel, Jasson, Deonte, Brent,
Dominic, Alexander, Adrian, and Meagan Elliott; Michael, Covance, Anwar,
Rhyan, Rhandi, Thea, and Alia Elliott; Micah Valdez, Kira Horton, Tanya
McCartney, and India Mackey; five great grandchildren, Laurie, Lauren,
Floyd, Jr. Amadi and Aaliyah; sixteen nieces, Emmie Richardson, Camilla
Johnson, Dora Walkine, Barbara Gibson, Sheila Seymour, Evelyn Wanjuki,
Deborah Clarke, Cyprianna Saunders, Gail Clarke, Icelyn Cartwright, Sylvia
Ross, Elthreada McPhee, Patricia Horsford, Sandra Coleman, Mabel
Moultrie, and Norma Elliott; eleven nephews, Byron and Emmett Saunders,
Jameel Salaam, John Smith, Larry Clarke, Algernon Rolle, Neville Cartwright,
Kirkwood Forbes, George Walkine, John Wanjuki, Oswald Brown, and
Alfred Elliott; Numerous Grand Nieces and Nephews Including: Gregory,
Natalie, Dale, David, Rhonda, Kendal, Teshalla, Angelo, Alethea, Lauren,
Lydia, Samantha, Wagatwe, Wanjiru, Victoria, Brent, Desmond, Romeo,
Kim, Derek, Valdres, Evelyn, Mathielde Theda, Wendy, Decarlo, Tammy,
Elston, Raul, Zanna, Sylvan, Bevie, Patrika, Katuria, Debra, Verdell, Sophia,
Laveme, Sonia, Nadia, Rashida, Norma, Mavis, Deborah, Dr. Gerald Forbes,
Antoinette, Sonia, Rochelle, Nathan, Pierre Jerome, Dwight, Leonardette,
Leonard, Lenroy, Lendrex; Numerous Relatives and friends including,
Kenris Carey, Patricia Sawyer, Audrey Deveaux, Constance Munnings,
Alonzo Butler, The Honorable Earl Deveaux, Levarity Deveaux, Jewel
Dean, Deveral Deveaux, Anthony Woodside, Arlene Newbold, Minilee
Hanchell, Cynthia Elliott, Marcella Elliott, Ella Lewis, Marion Wright,
Doris Cash and family, Marsha Thompson, Valerie King, Ruth Hield, Louis
Dames, Beverly Taylor, Crecola Glass, Anita Missick and family, Matthew
Missick and family, Cleola Wilson and family, Cynthia Damalie, Cynthia
Mortimer and family, Edith Bowe and family, Francis Pinder, Brion Roxbury,
Lynda Wildgoose, Michelle Martinez-Amor, Marjorie McIntosh, The Laings,
Thomases and Pinders of McClean's Town, Grand Bahama, the Our Lady
of Holy Souls Church family, the Naomi Blatch School family, the Legal
Department Staff of The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited,
the staff of Freeport Primary School and many others too numerous to list.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00p.m to 6:00p.m at the
Funeral Home.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar Crest Funeral
Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12 noon to 6:00p.m
and on Saturday from 10:00a.m to 12:30p.m and at the church from 1:00p.m.
until service time.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007, PAGE 5

Cnmmtniualt^ nuntral pImow

Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055


of The Bluff, Eleuthera, will be held
on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Wesley
Methodist Church, The Bluff,
Eleuthera. Rev. Carlos Thompson
assisted by Brother Dereck Glico will
officiate and interment will follow in
the Public Cemetery, The Bluff, -.

Precious memory held by his mother, Zearley Gibson -Newton (pre-
deceased); father, Charles Gibson; stepmother, Marilyn Gibson;
brothers and sisters, Ena Gibson Sweeting, Evan and Burchinald
Gibson, Sgt. #1467 Sean Gibson, Gia and Bianca Gibson and Vanria
Kemp; stepsister, Aniska Hudson; stepbrothers, Michael Hudson,
Gerard and Tamal Cooper; nieces, Monalisa Evans, Feleshia, Shanisa,
Alicia, Janicia and Equoia Gibson; nephws, Quincy Kemp, Kenyon,
Renaldo, Burchinald Jr. K'Shon, Samaaj and Sedeeq Gibson; aunts,
Wealthy Winters, Adrella Knowles and Rev. Marina Carey; uncles,
Archie Winters and William Knowles; grandaunts, Thedosia Dorsette,
Winifred Pedican, Nellie and Olivia Johnson; granduncles, Bertram
Sawyer and Leon Johnson; sisters-in-law, Sheila, Marsha and Lynn
Gibson; brother-in-law, Keith Sweeting; cousins, Romell and Ian
Winters, Carolee and Mark Ballard, Linda and Donnnie Johnson,
Natasha and Eugene Arthur, Nia and Brad Cooper, Howard and
Tanya Knowles, Pamela, Graylin, Dwight, Hank, Barbara, Kelda
and Shantell Gibson, Edith Sturrup, Melrose Butterfield, Renee
Etienne, Gail Archer, Beverley Smith, Shona Davies, Diedra Gibson-
Cook, Levar Carey, Pearl and Erma Johnson, Sylvia Saunders, Merill
and Brenda Dorsette, Juliette Ward, Bernadette Whylly, Eurie
Mackey, Patrick, Mercia, Alfred, Wendel and Richard Pedican,
Margaret Parks, lona Stubbs, Madlyn Kelly, Freddie, and George
Johnson, Marion Carter, Grace Darling, Murietta Seymour, Gaye
Huyler, Sammy Johnson, James, Adella and Andrea Gibson, Alice
Bullard, Sidney and Luella Whitfield, Thomas and Maybell Gibson,
Emmaline Richardson and Sylvia Burton.

Other relatives and friends including Sophia Gierszewski, Vernessah
Munnings, Latoya Walker, Mrs. Rosetta Hudson, Mrs. Jean Newry,
Mr. Carl Stuart, Mrs. Eunice Saunders, Yoland Seraphin, Angeline
Deliverance, Mrs. Laura Anderson, Mrs. Joan Gibson, all the
fisherman and crew from Sea Side, Mr. Alvin Smith, Member of
Parliament for North Eleuthera, the Gibson, Johnson and Pedican
families, the entire communies of The Bluff, Upper and Lower
Bogue, Harbour Island and Rock Sound Eleuthera; and the Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road family.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of
Memories, Commonwealth Funeral Home Independence Drive on
Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and at the Society Hall in The
Bluff on Friday from 8:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

urties fmonrria1 fortuary

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


of Conch Sound, Andros, will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Church
of God of Prophecy, Blue Hill Road.
Officiating will be Bishop Caleb Evans,
assisted by Minister Manerva Pratt.
S !Interment will be in The Southern

He is survived by his wife, Rainadell
Marshall; four sons, Alvin, Joseph Jr., Nathaniel and John Marshall;
five daughters, Sonia Charles, Doralee Burows, Mildred Miller,
Grace Strachan and Mary Rolle; 35 grandchildren, Paulette, Antonio,
Lynden, Ivan, Glendinning, Kingsley and Asha Charles, Alverne
Major, Alister, Alton, Alexis, Andrea, Andrew, Nathaniel, Rogina,
Stephon, Stacy, Joron, Jermaine and Celina Marshall, Pamela
Morrison, Mark, Dudley and Kevin Burrows, Deandra Sargent,
Timothy Curry, Clement, Amanda, Marcus and Dedra Strachan,
Christina, LeAnn, Lavone and Christopher Rolle Jr.; 10 great
grandchildren, Algreina Goodman, Jadea Williams, Chanavi, Chamiah,
Arianah and Ivan Charles Jr., Jeremy Major, Chad Marshall, Stephon
Burrows and Jaheim Thompson; four sons-in-law, Lelio Charles,
Joseph Miller, Mark Burrows and Christopher Rolle; five daughters-
in-law, Melanie, Lisa, Charmine and Rena Marshall, Mauvette Brown
Marshall; two uncles, Johnathon Marshall, William Pratt Sr., one
aunt-in-law, Pastor Manerva Pratt; two brothers-in-law, Leonard
Williams and Jacob Lightbourne; one sister-in-law. Adline Fowler;
three granddaughters-in-law, Charo, Kyla and Denise Charles;
godchildren. Iris Dean, Ezra Pratt, Eramae Adams, Dizzy Rolle,
Mary Brown, Jessica and Ernest Pratt; special Medicare Taker. Debra
Finley and family: cousins. Ralphie Pinder, Jannie Winder, Beulahmae
Fowler. Mary Rolle. Marie Evans. Eleanor Marshall, Laura Kemp
and family, Dorothy Walkes and family, Nurse Patricia Gilbert and
family, Cyril, Hugh, Patrick and Sgt. 1589 Larry Marshall, Pastor
Bradley Marshall and family, Pastor Jennifer Roberts. Pastor Nathaniel
Pratt and family, Pastor Alma Russell and family, Mable Dean and
family, Alberta Davis and family, Allavese Godfrey. Edwain Strachan,
Florence Myer, Glenroy, Esther. Samuel, George. Benjamin, Ernest
and William Pratt Jr., George Griffin, Betty Major, Ruth, Garnet and
Rudolph Brown. Herbert. Alexander, Floyd. Cressville and Rosco
Walkes, Wilfred Johnson and family., Ismae Sands and family, the
Marshall family in Andros. Ivan Marshall, Ivy Marshall of Freeport
and Audley Fowler and family: host of other relatives and friends
including Barry Hall. Patsy Hamilton. Vera LaFleur and.family. Rev.
Basil Strachan. Francita Strachan. the Strachan family, Esther Rolle.
Epsie Clarke. Dwight Marshall. Florine Knowles and family. Dr.
George Sherman. Wilfred Mackey and family, pastor and members
of The Church of God of Prophecy and the entire Conch Sound and
Bare Community.

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 10:00 a.m. until service time.


#6 Price Street, Nassau village, will be
held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at New
Bethlehem Baptist Church,
Independence Drive. Officiating will
bd Rev. Dr. Everette Brown, Rev. Victor
Cooper, Rev. Sterling McPhee and
Evangelist Denie Fountain. Interment
will be in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

She is survived by her parents, Detective Sergeant 497 Timothy and
Carolyn Bailey; one sister, Tamecia Bailey; one brother, PC 3079
Loran Bailey; grandparents, Mae Fawkes and Revis Stubbs; nine
aunts, Evangelist Denie Fountain, Nicole Scott, Yvette Adderley,
Andrea Thompson, Verencha Bain, Carolyn Swift, Eva Shafter, Janice
Cleare and Nathalie Bailey; six uncles, Richard Fountain, Michael
Bain, Carrington Woodside, Arlington Humes, Rev. Benjamin and
George Bailey; four grandaunts. Evangelist Patsy Fawkes, Icley
Mackey, Dorothy Woddside and Cynthia Chung; two granduncles,
Wilbert Fawkes and Gregory Mackey; numerous cousins, Rudina
Miller, Donovan Fountain, Kersch and Bridgette, Patisha, Pattina,
Keith, Keille Mackey, Brandon Maloney, Cathy and Terrance Fawkes,
Rev. Victor Cooper, Vallis Johnson, Margaret Robinson, Barbara
Darrel, Ayisha and lantha Cleare. Vera Humes, Laurelda Woodsde,
Shavoughn Bain, Quencia Forbes, Princess Edwards, Sophia Holmes;
godparents. Rev. Sterling McPhee, Min. Sharon Cleare and Icley
Mackey; numerous friends including Apostle Paul and Elder Maxine
Butler and family of Bahamas Christian Fellowship Centre. Rev.
Everette and Min. Sheila Brown and family of New Bethlehem
Baptist Church. Department of Environmental Health. Drug
Enforcement Unit of The Royal Bahamas Police Force. Dr. Edwin
Demeritte. Dr. Paul Hennis. Min. Steven Clarke. Mr. Frank Gallagher,
Mr. Charles Watson. Rev. Reginald and Minister Sandra Saunders
and Deacon Rudolph Miller and family.

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 10:00 a.m. until service time.

PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007



. .... .,-

Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.
Presidenft/lfenegln Director

; R ceu r-ou )now6;T1us

Elder George Livingston Greenslade 89

/' a resident of Garden Hills # I formerly of
Pine Field Acklins will be held on Saturday
May 19th 2007 at 10:00a.m at New
Covenant Baptist Church, Independence
Drive. Officiating will be Bishop Simeon
B. Hall assisted by other ministers of the
... Gospel and interment will follow in the
Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery Soldier
Road. Services has been entrusted to
Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount
Royal Avenue and Kenwood Street.

He is survived by, five children, Rosalie
Farrington, Bobby Jane Smith, Donald
Greenslade, Stephen Greenslade Sr., Garry
Greenslade Jr., Leading Seaman Royal Bahamas Defense Force;-one sister,
Gloria Greenslade; one sister in-law, Florinda Stephens; two daughters-
in-law, Natalka and Bahamas Prison Services Woman Sargent Monique
Greenslade; two sons-in-law, Rudolph Farrington and Wilberson Smith
Sr.; fifteen grandchildren, Christine Ferguson, Clarice Farrington, Rudolph
Farrington Jr., Chance, Kevin, and Francis Farrington, Crystal, Chireko and
Wilberson Smith Jr., Brittany, Brenay, Brianna and Stephen Jr., Garry Jr.
and Corderro Greenslade; one grandson-in-law, Hubert Ferguson Sr.;
fourteen great grandchildren, Hubert Jr., Candice, and Chakelle Ferguson,
Alicia, Cavez, and Chico Farrington, Delvon Daxon, Aniska and Dwight
Farrington, Chakelle, Fe'bron, Shaquille and Lavardo Farrington, and
Vastonique Greenslade; three great-great grandchildren, Shaniah and
Tamara Farrington, and Delvon DaxonJr.; thirteen nieces, Gweqnie Johnson,
Oleana Meadows, Virginia Sands, Lucien, Winifred Sands, Maureen Storr
Judy Deveaux, Althea Clarke, Shirley Samson, Betty Greenslade, Verona
Tumbella (of Australia), Linda Moss, and Beverley Samson; host of other
relatives and friends including, numerous grand nieces and nephews,
Elizabeth Brown, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Ellison
Greenslade, Asp Ashton Greenslade, Sgt. 464 Kevin Greenslade, Sgt 1719
Alice Gilbert, of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Desmond Greenslade,
Maudrina Lewis, Rosemary Lewis (Ft. Lauderdale Florida), Carolyn Stilwell
(Kendall Florida), Andrea Missick, Willadale Francis (Norfolk Virginia),
Michael and Eric Lewis Jr., Deon Edwards, Teshura Wright, and Ariel
Griffith, the staff at Twighlight Homes, Nurse Newton (South Beach Clinic),
Father John Johnson, Father David Cooper, Ms Margaret Major, Ms Irene,
the Godet family, the Black family, family of the late Rev Carlton E. Francis,
Minister Sonia Marshall, Mr. Dion Foulkes, the community of Church Hill
Subdivision, Vanessa Farrington, Police Constable 2853 Gerrard Wilson,
Ms. June Watson, and the living Legends of Hobby Horse Race Track.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on Friday from

9:30a.m to 6:00p.m and on Saturday at the church from 8:30a.m to service

Laverne Theresa Maynard age 47
a resident of Dundas Town Abaco will be
held on Saturday 19th May 2007-11:00a.m
at The Church Of Christ Marsh Harbour.
Officiating Pastor Jason Quashie assisted
by Minister Leslie Rolle and interment will
be made in the Dundas Town Public
Cemetery. Service has been entrusted to
Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount
Royal Avenue and Kenwood Street.

Left to cherish her memory is, four sons,
Edward, Terran, Valton and David; four
daughters, Inez, Merilyn, Noella and
S Brittany; two grandchildren, Omar and
Meldeka; one daughter-in-law, Peaches;
five brothers, Ruel Smith, Sultan Sands,
Anthony and Stephen Douglas and Nehemiah Saunders; three sisters, Evelyn
Henfield, Olive Forbes and Kariss Gray; two brothers-in-law, Bishop Clifford
Henfield and Pastor Cecil Forbes; five sisters-in-law, Vemie Smith, Almeta
Sands, Debramae and Jacqueline Douglas and V enetta Saunders; two
uncles, Arnold Hepburn and Samuel Davis; four aunts, lleen Mackey,
Rebecca Simms, Dendelia and Modena Hepburn; numerous nieces and
nephews including, Min. Darren Henfield, Clifford Jr., Carlos, David,
Sydney, Toyan, Trevan, Ryan, Alonzo, Michael, Rudy, Sultan Jr. Neil, Justin,
Jamaal, Darronn, Jerrod, Mark, Zhivargo, Treyvaughn, Stacy, Sabrina,
Genova, Ann, Jacqueline, Triad, Julia. Daneisha, Lynn, Cecilia, Jennifer,
Tiffany, Amanda, Natasha, Nekhira, Nemara, Nerissa, Mispah, Priscilla,
Lakeisha and Lateisha, Jada and Sanfa; five nieces-in-law, Diedre, Judith
and Etilda Henfield, Lakeisha Douglas and Beryl McIntosh; six nephews-
in-law, Shawn Robins, Ramon Adderley, George Wilmore, Javares McIntosh,
Johnny Saunders and Lavar Emile, 50 grand nieces and nephews and a host
of other relatives and friends including, Antoinette, David Smith, Greta
Culmer and Family, The Rt Hon. Hubert Ingraham and family, The Cornish
families of Dundas Town, Blackwood and Cooper's Town, The Cooper
Family, The Mills Family, Pastor Jason Quashie and the Church of Christ

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on Thursday from
l:00p.m to 6:00p.m on Friday 9:00a.m to l:00p.m and at the church in
Marsh Harbour from 5:00p.m to service time on Saturday.



17, 2007, PAGE 7


SBethel Brothers Morticians

ke Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

Sylvia Elizabeth
Joseph, 59

of #1 Horse Shoe Drive and formerly
of Gregory Town, Eleuthera will be
held on Saturday 2:00 p.m. at St.
Agnes Anglican Church, Gregory
Town, Eleuthera. Fr. Jonathon Archer
will officiate. Interment will be made
in the Public Cemetery, Gregory

She is survived by six children,
Gilbert Hanna, Bridgette Ranger,
Jamal, Nakita, Alicia and Jervonda Joseph; four step children, Mellie,
Fannie, Oslin and Wesley Joseph of Miami, Florida; grand children,
Ivan, Gazel and Lenric Petty, Gildasha, G.J., Crystal, Jamae, and Gizar
Hanna and Janus Shepherd, Romeka and Caiaya; sisters, Sandra Forbes,
Freda Cleare, Annie Pinder, Carolyn Scavella, Murdis Roberts, Emily
Johnson, Eloise and Anita Wilson of Miami Florida; bothers, Clearance
Gibson, Walter Scavella, Felix, Vince, Gary and Robert Johnson of
Miami Florida; step sisters, Ramona Rolle and Bessie Scavella of
Freeport Grand Bahama; step brothers, Robert Scavella, Darren and
Charles Scavella of Freeport Grand Bahama; nieces, Cecilia, Renae,
Jennifer and Tamisha Gibson, Veronica and Vanessa Pinder, Cornell
and Cutell Cleare, Michella Rolle, Najaine Kenton, Cindy Burnette
Rolle, Makella Daville, Samantha Russell, Tasha Parks, Lashond, Keva,
Jewel, Andrea, Marsha and Lashonda Scavella; nephews, Eugene,
Panston, Bernard and Kendal Gibson, Romell, Adrian and Dee Parks,
Whitney Albury, Omar Davis, Arthur Johnson, Police Constable 387
Treco Johnson, Dumonte Scavella, Jaydian and Decordre Curtis, and
Lawrence Johnson; aunt and uncle, Mary Sweeting and James Scavella;
sisters-in-laws, Willamae Gibson, Royanne Scavella, Jean Parks
Georgina; brothers-in-laws- Edward Cleare, Lionel Forbes and Vernon
Pinder, daughter-in-law- Bernadette Hanina; other relatives including-
Rowena Sands, Judy Johnson, Henry Woods, Carmetta Rolle, Geraldine
Wilson, Teddy Johnson, Patrice and Gregory Bodie, Wilda Mather,
Eulene and Dennis Johnson, Mary Belle, Lonnie Rolle, Margaret
Cunningham, Arnette Rolle, Cedric Bethel, Walter Curtis, Maxwell
Moss, Stephanie Culmer, Sidney Bethel, Elaine Stubbs, Sonya Sands,
John Shepherd, Romeo Belizare, Gladys Thompson, Dell Thompson,
Helen Belle, Hommer, Chris Scavella, Nurses- Priscilla Scavella,
Patrice Johnson, Monique Roberts, and Sanna.

Special friends, Pauline Williams and family, Member of Parliament
Alvin Smith, and the entire community of Gregory Town, Eleuthera.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians,
Nassau Street on Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm and at St. Agnes Anglican

Church, Gregory Town, Eleuthera on Friday from 6:30 p.m. until
service time on Saturday.

Brendan McDonald
Turnquest, 59

of Love Beach, will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Central
Gospel Chapel, Christie and
Dowdeswell Streets. Elder Brentford
Isaacs assisted by Elder Basil Butler
and Elder Sidney Burrows will
.. officiate. Interment will be made in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Brendan's survivors include his wife,
Laura Patricia; sons, De'von, Brendan
Jr., and Omar; stepson, Rashan; daughter, Latisha; granddaughter,
Lashonte; sisters, Nellie Thompson and Anita Turnquest; sister-in-law,
Paula Fountain; brothers-in-law, Lawrence and Augustus Fountain;
aunts, Adrana Este of New York and Rosena Cartwright of Rock Sound,
Eleuthera; niece, Gena Curry; nephews, Wallace Thompson Jr., Daron
Thompson and Jason Bethell; grandniece, Nya Thompson;
grandnephews, Delaune Curry, Tyler, Zane and Kayden Thompson,
Terry Bethel and Jahrian McKinney; other relatives and friends including
Chanelle Thompson, Glen Curry, Brenda Major and Colin Edgecombe
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Joey, Cynthia and Deborah Cartwright of
Eleuthera, Sandra Ingraham, Rosebud McIntosh, Vernon Nairn, Albert,
Edmond and Herbert Taylor, Agnes and Art Moore and family Bert
and Ray McGray and family of Florida; Joan Hepburn and family,
Frank Walker Sr., Magnol, Edgar, Gloren and Paulette Walker and
family, Herbert Diah and family, Mildred Diah and family, Dorothy
Austin and family, Phil and Susan Kemp and family, Winton Isaacs
and family, Donna Greene and family, Renee and Glen Este, Sherrie
and Gary Marshall, Drucilla Marshall, George Wilmott, Sheryl, Patrick,
Lenny and Rupert, Michaelangelo Baccelli, Katherine Ferguson. Abigail
Forbes, Aretha and David Ferguson, Geoffrey Symonette, Glenice
Thompson, Brian Thompson, Eddy Bethel, Margaret Elizabeth, Desiree
Chisholm, Olga Balfour and special friend, Felicity Ferguson.

We accept God's will and give him all thanks and praise for the time
he allowed Brendan to share and be with us. The void he has left in
our hearts can never be filled.

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


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SBethel Brothers Morticians

0,c1 Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

f-F AM

Jane Victoria
Douglas, 87

of Curacao Street, Golden Gates #2 and
formerly of Port Nelson, Rum Cay will
be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St.
George's Anglican Chruch, Montrose
Avenue. Rt. Rev. Gilbert A. Thompson,
Rev. Dr. Roland Hamilton, Rev. Fr. G.
Kingsley Knowles and Rev. Fr. Kirkland
Russell will officiate. Interment will be
made in The Eastern Cemetery, East
Shirley Street.

Left to mourn with cherished memory are children, Ernestine J. Douglas,
Brenda B. Archer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Robinson, Rev'd and Mrs. James
McQueen of Miami Florida, Mr. Donald Douglas of Miami Florida and
Lorenza Douglas; adopted daughters, Makeba St.Jean and Lorraine Turnquest;
grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Strachan Jr., Willisie Clerguste, Ronald
Douglas, Sean Tynes and Indira Gibson; great grandchildren, Rishanda and
Shuranda Strachan, Hanchell Collie, Ramon Pinder, Quetell and Samason
Deveaux, Brittany and Charles Mortimer and Joshea McQueen; great, great
grandchildren, Brianne Blatch, Renee Curry and Jaylin Deveaux; nieces and
nephews and their families Merline Gorden, Daphne Scott, Cheryl and Rosa
Dorsett, Madline Scott, H. Vincent Coleby, Althea and Clarice Bain, Shirley
Strachan, Madrick Strachan, Ruth and Malena Robinson, Jean and Sylvia
Taylor, Susan Hunt, Karen Bullard Jordan, Dionya Robinson, Judymae and
Kirkland Knowles, Michelle Knowles, Kingsley Robinson, Earl Strachan,
Franko and Errol Dorsette, Adrian and Andree Archer, Anthony and Nicolette
Archer and Dechavonne Emmanuel; cousins and their families, Mr. Anzlo
Strachan, The Rt. Rev. Gilbert Thompson, Gwen Moncur, Dr. Philip Thompson,
Lease Strachan, Sir Arlington Butler, Barbara Campbell, Mr. Edward Gardiner,
family of the late Irmath Munroe, Alonzo Major, Oswald Sawyer, Coral
Sawyer, Sylvia Roberts, Coraine Fountain, family of the late Pearl Douglas
Ruffin, Rev'd Lavina Stuart, Lyn Russell of Grand Bahama, Williamae Allen,
William McKenzie of Miami, Florida, Gloria Strachan, Perry Strachan, Jean
and Sylvia Taylor, Jane Bethell, Rose Thompson, Shelagh Strachan, Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Rahming, Carolyn Strachan, families of the late Jane Hanna and
Ruth Culmer, Andil Laroda, Nurse Miriam and Dominick Rolle, Zelda
Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Riehhart Pearson, McKinney, Butler and Strachan
families, and family of the late Bestelle Strachan; also friends and their
families The Rothkrugs, of New York, Adrian Rolle, Algier and Lewis
Cartwright, Alfred Williams, Jefferson Turnquest, Alma Sands, George
Capron, Shenique Hanna, Elvis Collie, Samantha Roberts, Yvette Roach,
Anton and Chase Miller, Nurse Geneve Scavalla, Shirley and Carla Braynen,
Bloneva Pratt, Lelia Gibbs, Yvonne Sherman, Barry (Gardiner), Ann Culmer,
Arthur Hepburn, Ruth Miller, Castella Bowleg, Kenneth and Ivonne Quenton
of Canada, Dr. Ellen Strachan Moxey, The Guild to Help The Sick and Needy,
St. George's Parish, Rev'd Fr. Kingsley Knowles, Rev'd Dr. Roland Hamilton,
Rev'd Fr. Kirkland Russell, Rev'd Fr. Ivan "Timmy" Eldon, The Rum Cay

Social Club, The College of The Bahamas, and Golden Gates community.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Francis Mable "Mae"
Bain Wilson, 83

of Winton Heights and formerly of Mastic
Point, Andros, will be held on Saturday
at 8:00 a.m. at St. Anselm's Church,
S Bernard Road, Fox Hill. Msgr. Preston
A. Moss will officiate. Interment will be
made in St. Anselm's Cemetery.

Mabel is survived by her son Peter Wilson
and spouse, Hilaria; daughter, Dorothy
and spouse, Philip Hilton;
grandsons,Michael Wilson and spouse
Gillian, Peter, William Alexander, Cleveland and Albert; granddaughter,
Yolanda Collie and spouse, Craig; great grandchildren, Zara Wilson and
Codie and Christopher Collie; sister, Bertha Gibson Bain; first cousins and
families, Marcus and Antionete Lightbourne, Osbourne and Nathalie Higgs,
Lorena Hart and Dorell Higgs; nephews and nieces and their families, Howard
Barr, Beatrice Beadle, Christabel Johnson, Gina Craig, Castel, Hugh, Keith
and Eric Morrison, Kendal Pinder, Laverne Gardiner and Andrew Bain,
Rhonda Duncombe, Sharon Knowles, Deborah Kikivarakis, Courtnell and
Tanya Bain; other relatives and friends and their families, Deborah and
Howard Richardson, Patricia McGregor, Yvonne Lockhart, Dilith and Damien
Nairn, Rochelle Bethel, Patricia, Ethan, Rodney and Mark Johnson, Frances
Smith and Ruth Brown, Sir Clement Maynard, Judy Munroe, the Claire and
Bain families, Dorith and Charlie Grant, Charlie Sweeting, Ella Bain, Audrey
Wright, Sheila Johnson, Pearl Turnquest, Donald and Letitia Curry, Gloria
Reid, Henry and Jocelyn Campbell, Reggie and Sheila Armbrister, Edward
Laing, Marsha and Bianca Ferguson, Phillip and Joan Hilton, Raymond and
Sharon Meadows, Kelly Banks, Mike Ferguson, Karen Lockhart, Remelda
Moxey, Marcia Thomas, Garth, Rupert and Cleveland Rahming; the following
and their families, Nurses Mortimer, Nicholas and Hanna, Boyd, Colebrooke,
Edney Pickstock, Munnings, Johnson, Symonette, Munroe, Bethel, Grant-
Kinnear, Moxey, Williamson and Williams of Winton Heights, Hepburn,
Ferguson, Hanna, Smith, Conliffe, Elliott, Coakley and Watkins of
Chippingham; special friends from St. Anselm's Parish, Veronica Hutchinson,
John Tucker, Monica Rahming and Roxanne Chipman.

Friends may pay their last respects a Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:00
a.m. until service time at the church.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007, PAGE 9


Bethel Brothers Morticians

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

from. 1:00 p.m. until service time

Ferguson, 78

of Major Subdivision will be held
on Saturday 2:30 p.m. at Bethel
Baptist Church, Meeting Street.
Pastor Timothy Stewart will
officiate. Interment will be made
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
JPK. Drive.

\l. ./ Cleve is survived by, sons, Dr.
Sparkman, Silbert, Tommy, Ray,
Earl, and Able Mechanic Sean Ferguson; daughter, Charmaine
Smith; grand-daughters, Dr. Sherise, Sherelle, Kelly, Tominique,
Ivina, Valencia, and Celine Ferguson; grand-sons, Sharad, Jaddai,
Rashad, Nevado and Chartom Ferguson; daughters-in-law,
Lillian, Dawn, Arlene, Staria, Charmaine and Greta Ferguson;
son-in-law, Sharmond Smith; sisters-in-law, Ellen Winters, Maria
Lloyd Lena and Ruth Winters; nieces, Lily Wilson of Boston,
Shirley Pratt, Lillis Coakley, Judy Winters, Barbara McKenzie,
Carolyn Robinson, Gardina Ferguson, Arlene Cartwright, Camille
Forbes, Felicia Pratt of Miami, Letisha Smith, Cherisse Cogan,
Brendalee Lloyd, Eldica Austin, Pearl Prosper of Freeport, Grand
Bahama. Portia Newbold of Miami Fla.. Yvette Cargill of Boston,
Janet Roach, Marilyn, Deborah, Samantha. Joyce and Jennifer
Winters, Patricia McKenzie, Anishka, Joan and Alicia Lloyd,
Elizabeth Pratt, Latoya, Shantel, Shashanya. Sedania, Dorothy
and Susan Pratt; nephews, Vernal, Sam, Mark, Arlington, Hubert,
Wilfred, Walton and Alexander Winters, Sirdonne Sr., Alvin,
Sirdonne Jr. and Mario Lloyd, Brandon, Akeem, D.J., Fabian
Bridgewater of Miami Fla., Ramon Cargill of Boston, Edwin,
Whitney and Sean Barrett, Dwayne, Sedanio and Serron
Cartwright, Hugh and Omar Pratt, Kenneth and Orthnel Williams
of Miami; numerous other relatives and friends including, Victoria
Beneby and Family, Hattie Johnson Family, Arthur and Brenville
Ferguson and Family, Marie Etienne and Family, Pastor & Mrs.
Timothy Stewart and The Bethel Baptist Church Family, The
Crooked Island Family, The Major Subdivision Family, The One
Family Junkanoo & Community Organization, The Valley Boys
Junkanoo Group. ,

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians
#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 11 :00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and atthe church

Alva Sinclair
Knowles, 51

of Dundas Town, Abaco will be
held on Saturday 11 :00 a.m. at
Abundant Life Bible Church,
Abundant Life Road. Pastor Dr.
F. Edward Allen assisted by
Prophet Lawrence Arnett will
officiate. Interment will be made
in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his loving
wife, Kathleen; his children, Kenva, pre-deceased by Corey his
son, Gino, Jimmy, Nicky and Tracey and sons and daughters in
Abaco; his mother, Sheila Knowles; sisters, Belinda, Barbara,
Lynn and Portia Knowles, Thelma Saunders and Janet Sargeant;
brothers, Alexander, Derek, Vance and Wilfred Knowles; aunt,
Ivy Gibson; uncles, Davie Gibson and Endell Adderley; nieces,
(11) Shamon, Alexandria. Delcara, Shanell, Ashley, Samantha,
Devonia, Toya and Melissa; nephews, (20) Alexander Jr.,
Demerick, Shawn. Delinson. Leonardo. Ronald, Derek Jr., Keith,
David, Aruthur, Narada, Philip, Vernon Jr., Melvin Jr., Mychab,
Stephon, Joetiko and Vanhuesen; mother-in-law, E.V. Sands;
father-in-law, George Sands; sister-in-laws, Maxine Knowles,
Sandra, Mary, Bibi, Brenda, Regina, Melanie, Tanzania and
Betty Sands, and Albertha Edgecombe; brothers-in-laws, Aruthur
Saunders, Vernon Sargeant, Sam Huyler, Henry, Bruce, Perry
and Gary Sands; grand nieces, 6; grand nephews, 4; relatives,
Althea and Sherwin Stuart, Donna Darville, Larry Darville; also
a host of family members, relatives and friends too numerous
to mention.

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Our Land Family
Crises Centre of which he was a founder in care of Scotia Bank,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco A/C # 903317.

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SBethel Brothers Morticians

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

Sidney Raymond
Brown, 60

S., of Dumping Ground Corner will
be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at
Bahamas Faith Ministries,
Carmichael Road. Rev. C. B. Moss
will officiate. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
Left to mourn are parents,
Petronah and George Brown (pre-
deceased) wife, Beryl Brown;
daughters, Maxine, Nadia and Verna Brown, Monique Eneas;
sons, Randon, Sidney, Jr., Van, Romeo, George and Gerard Brown,
Sidney III; sisters, Beryl L. Brown, Coral Dean, Nicola Cash,
Lily Brown-Dean, Harriet Ferguson, Ernestine Deveaux; brothers,
Van and Stephen Brown, Don Brown (pre-deceased) Michael
Bubb (pre-deceased); aunts, Victoria Rolle, Morley Kemp, Maria
Ferguson, Agnes Thompson, Estelle; uncles, Salathiel Cooper,
Thomas "Handsome" Cooper, Cleophas Cooper, Nehemiah and
Robert Cooper; nieces, Zina, Sakina, Sasha and Lashanda Deveaux,
Carlisa and Jaimie Brown, Nichelle Roberts, Courtney Cash,
Jerelin Dean, Corey Dean-Francis, Natasha and Tasja Brown,
Tamika Brown-Bowleg, Harmony Brown, Natalie Sweeting,
Michaela and Adria Bubb, Ladawn and Nikita Brown, Georgette
Scavella, Paulette Clarke, Aubrice and Fiona Tucker, Bernadette
Galanis, Brenda Prince, Allenell Smith and Glenis Armbrister;
nephews, Dennis and Tracy Brown, Nicholas Cash, Ricardo
Woods, Van Brown, Jr., Don Brown, Jr., Cyril, Henry, Wellington
and Wendell Coakley, Tyrone Woodside, Edmund Clarke, Robert
Scavella, Quentin and Aubrey Jr. Tucker, Conrad Smith, Michael
Bubb Jr., grand-children, DeCarlo, Dominique, Ashley, Derenikia,
Genoa O'Brien, Joshua, Denay, Leonardo, Devon, Princess,
Shaqui, Sammy, Romeo Jr., Romeka, Brenika, Joanika, Janique,
Branique, Romeko; daughter-in-laws, LaToya, Jackie and
Shameka Brown; brother-in-laws, Norward Dean, Gary Cash,
James Wallace, David Brown, Ft. Lauderdale; sister-in-laws,
Vera Coakley, Warfield and Elery Wallace; friends and relatives
including, Jeffery "Iron" Stevens, Kenton "Bucket" McIntosh,
Harcourt "Boom" Stevens, Amos Saunders, The Bain Town family

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians


#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on
Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Burnside, 87

of Parker Street will be held on
Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Zion Baptist
"" Church, East and Shirley Streets
41 Rev. T.G. Morrison assisted by
Rev. Ulric Smith ,Associate
Ministers and Deacons will
officiate. Interment will be made
in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memory are: 3 daughters, Freda Darrell,
Rosemary Miller, Donna Pinder-Price of Florida; 4 sons; Kendall
Babbs, Phillip, Lloyd and Paul Whyms; 28 grandchildren, Erica
Fox, Wayde Beckford, Monique Deveaux of Florida, Deshand
Elusma, Inderia Strapp, Marcus and Tyrone Miller, Kadesha Rane,
Delano Cash, Raquel, Valerine, Joey, Christopher, Paul Jr., Rejo,
Lathario, Philliper and Devardo Whyms, Lathera Johnson, Kendal
Jr., Keva Armbrister, Troy, Marvin, Kayla, Wellington, Arnette
and Kevin Babbs, Malesha, Kashell and Hendrick Pinder; 33
great-grandchildren, 2 sons-in-law, Deacon Tyrone Miller and
Charles Price; 1daughter-in-law, Rosetta Babbs; 1 grand son-in-
law, Prophet Emmanuel Elusma, Mr. and Mrs. Naronha and
family, Victoria Gibson and family, Shirley Simmons and family,
Gweny Simmons, Geneva and Henry Pinder, K.C., Cynthia Davis
and family, Rose Green, Ms. Dolly, Phillip Gardiner and family,
Maud Demeritte and family, Jamal, Liddy-Bell Adderley Peet,
David Strachan, Bald Head, Sharon Williams and family, Caroline,
Patrice, Sonia, Danny Miller, Vincola, Toya, Ms Bosfield and
family, Rev T.G. Morrison and family, Apostle Lynes, Rev. Glen
Miller, The Hon Dr. Bernard Nottage, Rev C.B. Moss, the Parker
St. family, the entire Bain Town community, and a host of relative
and friend too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians
#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and
on Saturday from 10:00 until 12 noon at the church from 12:30
p.m. until service.

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

of #10 Marathon Estates and
formerly of Pompey Bay, Acklins
will be held on Friday, May 18th
2007 at 3:00 p.mi at St. George's
Anglican Church, Montrose
Avenue. Officiating will be The
Rev'd Fr. G. Kingsley Knowles
/ Assisted by Fr. Kirkland Russell
and The Rev'd Dr. Roland
Hamilton. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
She is survived by one (1) Daughter; Rowena Kerr; One
(1) Adoped-son; O'Neil Hanna; One (1) Adopted-daughter;
Claudette Young; One (1) Brother; Eric Hanna of Las
Vegas, Nevada; Two (2) Daughters-in-law; Sybil and
Carolyn Hanna; One (1) Son-in-law; Gregory Kerr;
Seventeen (17) Grandchildren; Charmaine, Gary, James,
Frederick, Alphie, Chris, Simone, Warcara, LaRon and
Dalton Hanna, Kayla Ward, Kayla Wilson, Michael Young,
Kyle Kerr, Monique Bain and Yvette Francis; Five (5)
Grandchildren-in-laws; Janet, Monique and Janet Hanna,
Eric Ward and Wendal Francis; Thirty-one (31) Great-
grandchildren; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including;
Copeland, Rupert "Manny", Cedral Rolle, Cyslin Cooper,
Coralene Poitier, Warren Hanna, Orry Sands, Billie Hanna,
Nicolette Strachan, Gwendolyn Willis, Pauline Holmes,
Shayne Arnette, Aura Maycock, Flo Moncur, Jennifer Jones
and Sheena Dawkins and a host of other relatives and
friends including; Gertrude :Cutie" Gordon, Fr. Kingsley
Knowles, St. George's Social Outreach Ministry Guild to
help the sick and needy, the A.C.W., The Marathon Estates
family, The Hon. Earl Deveaux and many other too
numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Guild for
the sick and needy of St. George's Anglican Church.
Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Thursday from

10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m.
until 1:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. until service time at


of Vesey Street and formerly of
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
will be held on Saturday, May
19th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Living
Water Kingdom Ministries,
Warren Street, Farrington Road.
Officiating will be Rev. Patrick
Paul Assisted by Minister Bruce
C. Davis. Interment will follow
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving Wife; Deborah
Sands; Adopted-mother; Shelia Knowles; Two (2)
Daughters; Mrs. Tanya Rolle and Mrs. Patrice Rose; Three
(3) Sons; Henry Butler, Franklyn McKenzie and Herndon
Sands; Grandmother; Ennale Moss of West Palm Beach,
Florida; Two (2) Sisters; Karen Sands Sarah Pinder of
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera; Three (3) Brothers; Hugh
and Nigel Bethel and Osborne Pinder of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera; Five (5) Aunts; Florence Brown and Lavinia
Johnson of Ocala, Florida, Marilyn, Flossie and Veronica
Sands of Eleuthera; Three (3) Uncles; George, Gordon and
Rev. Charles Sands of Eleuthera; Nine (9) Grandchildren;
Shania, Gary, Garet, Claudisha, Carlos, Henry Jr., Frankquel,
Franklyn Jr. and Daunta; Two (2) Sons-in-law; Claudius
Rolle and Charles Rose; Two (2) Daughters-in-law; Donell
Butler and Izmona McKenzie; Sixteen (16) Sisters-in-law;
Twenty-one (21) Brothers-in-law; Six (6) Nieces; Three
(3) Nephews; Four (4) Grandnieces; Two (2)
Grandnephews; Numerous Cousins 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 the church.

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piutler's unnral famns & (rumatnrium

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


S -- of Golden Gates 'll and formeriv
of Bannerman 7Town. Eleuthera
will be neld on Friday. May 18th,
2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Georg's
Anglican Church. Montrose
\ Avenue. Officiating will be The
Rev'a Fr. G. Kingsley Knowles
assisted by The Rev'd Fr. Kirkland
Russell, The Rev'd Fr. Dr. Roland T. Hamilton. Fr. Dwight
Bowe and Fr. Stephen Davies. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens. Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her Two (2) Daughters:
Margaret Thurston and Sheralyn McCartney; Two (2) Sons-
in-law; Lawrence Thurston and Dr. James McCartney; Nine
(9) Grandchildren: Annette and Benson Russell, Stephen
and Shervin Seymour, Shavaughn and Donna Thurston,
James, Matthew and Francinia McCartney; Four (4) Sisters;
Catechist Alice Gray of Bannerman Town, Eleuthera, Louise
Ina Willis, Dillis Alfrieda Ingraham of Deerfield Beach,
Florida and Mildred Cooper-McKinney; Two (2) Brothers-
in-law; Gladwin Gray of Bannerman Town, Eleuthera and
Prince McKinney of Tampa. Florida: One (1) Sister-in-law;
Earla Thompson; Fifteen (15) Nieces; (14) Fourteen
Nephews; Numerous Grandnieces and Grandnephews,
Cousins and a host of other relatives and friends including;
The Guild to help the sick and needy of St. George's Anglican
Church, Fr. Kingsley Knowles and the St. George's Church
family, Fr. Stephen and Italia Davies, The Bannermnan Town
Community, The Golden Gates family, The St. John's College
family and others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the C hapei of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium. Emest and York Streets on Thursday from
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m.
until service time at the Church.

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of #19 Seville nu- e -,th
.. : ., Beach and forrne- ,'t ThC. :. rry
Islands will be held on Saturiay,
May 191h. 2007 at 10:00 a oi at
All Saints Anp, an C',h.,
Jloan's Heights south h BRuah.
Officiating will be Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell Assisted
by Rev. Fr. Carlton J. Turner. Interment w'ill follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her precious and lasting memories are her
Daughter; Ruthie Newbold; One (1) Step-daughter; Minarn
Rolle: Step-son James Newbold Adopted-daughter Mildrec
Johnson; Eighteen (18) Grandchildren Senior Nursing
Officer Patricia Newbold. Stephen Newbold, Minister Lincoln
Newbold, Evangelist Anthony Newbold. Yvette Newbold.
Tameka Lundy, Nursing Officer Sandra Moncur, Gregory,
Patrick and Lernix Williams, Royanne Rolle, Paul Newbold.
Sterling, Willis, Claudine, Wentworth, Anne and Ali
Newbold; One (1) Sister-in-law; Elma Gaitor; Three (3)
Daughters-in-law; Annamae, Nora and Norma Newbold;
Two (2) Grandsons-in-law; Three (3) Granddaughters-
in-law; Twenty-seven (27) Great-grandchildren; Five (5)
Great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relative
and friends including; The All Saints Church family, The
Staff of Accident and Emergency Department of PMH and
the Seville Avenue family.

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

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


of Blue Berry Hill will be held
on Friday, May 18th 2007 at
4:30 p.m. at St. Anselm's
_ __ Roman Catholic Church,
Bernard Road, Fox Hill.
Officiating will be Monsignor Preston A. Moss and Fr.
Reggie Demeritte. Interment will follow in the church's

She is survived by Parents: Perry and Rosalie "Gigie"
Strachan; Daughter: Azasha Strachan; Sister: Perrika
Strachan; Grandparents: Bejamin Demeritte and Eulease
Storr of San Salvador; Aunts: Eula Edwards, Lorie and
Marsha Demeritte, Jewel-Ann Bethel, Lilly and Velda
Knowles, Betty Poitier, Carolyn, Patricia, and Monique
Demeritte, Patrice Chisholm-Demeritte, Sybil and Vernise
Strachan; Uncles: William, Benjamin Jr. Rev. Father
Reginald, Derickland Jason Demeritte, Courtney, Carlton,
and Anthony Strachan, Patrick Edwards, Edbert Jones,
Michael and Rodney Knowles, and Quincy Poitier; Grand
Aunts: Miriam Roker, Ida and Doris Demeritte, Sarah
Storr, Rowena Ferry of Toronto Canada, yivien Joseph
and Vietha Ward; Fiance: Regina Storr; numerous Cousins
and a host of other relatives and friends including the
Management and Staff of Commonwealth Bank, Mr.
James Roberts and Staff of Avis Car Rental, Hon. Fred
Mitchell, M.P, Senator Dr. Jacinta Higgs, Msg. Preston
Moss and St. Anselm Church family, St. Vincent De Paul
and St. Agnes Church community of Grand Bahama, Dr.
Clyde Munnings, the Eastwood boys, the Blueberry Hill
boys and the entire Fox Hill community.

Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes & Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Thursday
from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. and at the church from 3:30 p.m. until
service time.


"Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition."
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of #18 Miami Street, will be held
on Saturday, May 19, 2007, 1pm
at Ebenezer Baptist Church,
Charles Vincent Street. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Elkin Symonette,
assisted by Bishop Harry Collie,
Rev. Randolph Beneby and Rev.
Howard Williamson. Cremation
will follow.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian
Saunders; four sons, Derek, Chief
Inspector William Jr. and Robert Saunders, Patrick McPhee;
five daughters, Grace Douglas, Charlotte and Venice Carey,
Sarah Sturrup and Clarice Cartwright; five sons-in-law, Lorenzo
Douglas, Andrew Sturrup, Clifton Cartwright; predeceased by
Gary and Franklyn Carey; four daughters-in-law, Laverne
McPhee, Marion, Arnette and Lisa Saunders; twenty eight
grand children, Gizelle, Lamont, -Kevin, Patrick Jr., Clarice,
Tiffany, Owen, Demarco, Christina, Alisa, Alivia, Aleah,
Shanria, Zhivargo, Tamaria, Tamea, Gianna, Kito, Robert Jr.,
Ravonn, Joshua, Riche, Krystal, Kendra, Khadijah, Candice,
Tevin and Jessica; twenty great-grandchildren, Kwanzaa, Koa,
Tamar, Tanaz, Terez, Tarell, Saviean, Kevineek, Keziesha,
Kelliesha, Estethan, Rakiam, Kevin Jr., Shamar, Alysa, Ras
Tafari, Demarco Jr., Nia, La'Wren, Reairah; six sisters, Juliet
Hanna, Eloise Albury, Genevieve Hanna, Venus Bonimy,
Evangeline McBride and Shelia Ferguson; nine brothers, Emile,
Livingston, George, Astor, Burlington, Weston, Whittington,
Walt and Solomon; and a host of other relatives and friends,
numerous nieces and nephews too many to mention including,
Ebenezer Baptist Church family, Robinson Morris Chapel
AME Church family, Harry Collie, Valarie Duncanson,
Saunders, Forbes, Ferguson, Lavarity, Ritche, Carey, McPhee,
Albury, Hanna, Bonimy, McBride, Ellis, Dames, Perpall,
Williamson, Ifal, Pratt, Davis, Brown, Pinder, Sawyer, Evans,
Longley and the Engleston Urban Renewal family.
The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at
Ferguson's Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on
Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturday at the church from
12noon until service time.


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James Hubert "Mongo" Neely, Jr., 73

a resident of West Street South, will
be held at Apostle of the Endtime
Church, Ferguson & West Streets, on
Saturday at 1 :00 p.m. Officiating will
be Rev. Carlos Wallace, assisted by
other ministers. Interment follows in
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
S- Left to cherish his memory are his wife,
Aneta Neely; children, David, Derick,
Perry, Keith, Dangelo, Paula, Barbara,
Michaela and Denise; grandchildren,
Gregory, June, Rhonda, Derrick Jr.,
Shanique, Durrell, Rodgenae, Breneka,
Navardo, Nadia, Nikieto, Astreya,
Danuneka, Karen, Keithshan, Delvin,
Keith Jr. and Shanquille; mother-in-law, Ida Price; 3 sisters-in-law,
Mavis, Mariam and Irine; 2 brothers-in-law, Vincent and Rudolph;
1 uncle, Albert Sands of Miami; 4 aunts, Angela Simmons, Eloise
Stamp, Barbara Sands and Jackie Sands; 3 daughters-in-law, June,
Hortense and Sophia Neely; 2 sons-in-law, John and Rodger; 4
nephews, Wayne, Brian, Franklyn and Mark; 3 nieces, Monique,
Princess and Winifred Neely; grand nieces and nephews, Michnique,
Morissa, Sophia, Christopher, Britne, Toya, Kendra, Antoine, Bryan,
Sonie, Soumone, Jeromey, Delano, Christopher and Antoine; numerous
great grand children including, Ryan, Nathaniel, Nichollas, Nichollette,
Tyler and Navardo Neeley Jr., Geovanti Oliver, Joshua and Akeem
Cooper and Lamar Wright Jr.; god children, Nadia McQuay and
Terrance Charlton; 1 godsister, Karen Bonaby; other relatives and
friends including, Ruth Bynoe, Merline Baptise, Mr. and Mrs.
Wellington Rahming and family, Shirley Ambrister Francis, Ida
Rahming and family, Rose Sands and family, Suelyn Higgins, Violet
Clarke and family, Michael Kerr, Rebecca Rolle, Elvria Hart, the
Lamm family, the Lord family, Apostle Carlse Wallace and family,
Rev. Carlos Wallace and family, Cherine Hart, Brenda Hepburn,
Garnet Deal, Bersel and Pat Gibson, Thelma Ferguson and family,
Eric Bethel, Andrea Bain, Karen Bethel, the Burnside family, Pamela
McQuay, Jack.Davis, Austin, Scavella, William Nabby, Kirk
Lightboume, Kirk Stuart and family, Matilda Capron, Anna Ingraham,
Evelyn Sawyer and family. K-'dal Lightbourne Jr., Acheil Moss,
Violet Miller, Monica Dillio-. the Strachan family, the West and
Augusta Street family and the staff of Male Medical I and II of the
Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home.
Market-Steet, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m.-11 :00 a.m. and at the church from 12:00 p.m. until
service time.

Evangelist Bertram Alexander Saunders, 41

a resident of Murray Street, Sunshine Park, will be held at Five Porches
of Deliverance Centre, Market Street and Poinciana Ave., on Saturday
at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Apostle J. Rodney Roberts, assisted

by associate ministers. Interment
.',. follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
and Spikenard Roads.

^Left to cherished his memory are his
4* lovely and committed wife, Joycelyn
:y Saunders; one daughter, Bertranique;
'. one son, Bertram Jr., adopted
daughter, Pria Sweeting; five
; brothers, Edward Jonathan and Nathan
I Saunders, Austin Swain and Joseph
Sweeting; two adopted brothers, Kent
and Terry Hodgkins; four sisters,
__Rudell Swain, Sandra Smith, Joan
Knowles and Alice Higgs; ten aunts,
Maria Rolle-Cox, Francis Rolle of Grand Bahama, Rosemary Dos
Santos of England, Paula Bell, Marian and Beauty Saunders, Zelda
Gray, Ethel and Pearlee Green and Ida Morrison; ten uncles, Allington
Morrison, Henry, Ralph and Harold Saunders of Andros, Erie Cox,
Birthell Pratt, Buster Morley, Cardinal Greene, Clifton Rolle, Matias
Dos Santos of England; mother and father-in-law, Henry and Inez
Pritchard; thirteen brothers-in-law, Johnnie Knowles, Adrian Smith,
Jerome Higgs and Timothy Russell Sr., Fred, Apostle J. Rodney
Roberts, Tom, Benson, Barry, Tyrone, Felton, Kevin and Burkley;
twelve sisters-in-law, Christian Swain, Jennifer Saunders, Katie and
Melonie Hodgkins, Nelrose, Curlene, Valerie, Karen, Andrea, Marinda,
Bonnie and Jennifer; nieces, Alicia Turnquest, Sandrian Smith,
Johnniece Knowles, Leauqusha and Stacey Swain, Harriet Bain,
Ravennya Saunders, Jill and Sandra Sweeting, Krishanda Swain and
Timesha Russell, Keandra, Rosanna, Nathalie, Whitney, Genea,
Patricia, Marissa, Amelia, Alexandrea, Lana and Maliyah; nephews,
Deangelo and Denyel Turnquest, Oquendo Smith, Johnnie Jr. and
Jayvardo Knowles, Nathan Saunders Jr., John Saunders, Javon
Saunders, Daniel Stuart, Edwin Greene, Arlington Pinder, Timothy
Jr., Terrell Russell, Javaughn, Von'Rico, Kevin, Doran, Jakim, Kenson,
Jabez, Felton Jr., Ali, Dave Newbold and Tavaree Missick; cousins,
Andrea Russell, Brendalee Greene, Monique and Carolee Rolle,
Samantha, Kayla Greene, Karen Bowe, Deniece Bell, Monique Bell,
Junior, Aaron and Adrian Cox and Stacey; adopted mothers, Winnifred
Russell and Mother Walkes; aunts-in-law, Lona Gardiner, Erma
Laing, Hetti McIntosh and Minister Adelina McIntosh; uncles-in-
law, Rev. Elviin McIntosh, Shelton Gardiner and James Dames;
numerous relatives and friends including, Vachel Sweeting, Alvera
Rolle, Diann Hanna, Prophet Silvan Farquharson and family, Prophetess
Fredericka Minus and family, Pastor Patrick Humes and family,
Minister Shane Newchurch, Garnell Forbes, Opal Knowles and family,
Rev. Stafford and Mrs. Symonette, The Full Gospel Assembly, Treasure
Cay, Abaco, Minister Zhivago Dames and family, The Bullard family,
the Hodgkins family, the Bootle family of Treasure Cay, Abaco,
Alexander Forbes and family, Pastor Walter Taylor and family, Prophet
Stefan Russell and family and The Officers and Members of Five
Porches Of Deliverance Centre.

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 a.m.-ll:00 a.m. and at the church from 12:00 noon until
service time.


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Bertram Maxwell "Daddy Bowe", Bowe, 80

a resident of Vista Marina, and
formerly of The Ferry, Little Exuma,
will be held at Community Holiness
Church, Bahama Ave. and Amos
Ferguson Street, on Saturday at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Gladstone
M. Patton, assisted by other ministers.
Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.
"- -' Fond and cherished memory will
'--- always be held by his faithful
companion, Bertha; 5 sons, James,
i / Anthony(Freddy), Bertram, Kenric
and Bradley; 4 daughters, Donna
Bowe Adams, Marion Bowe, Brenda Albury, and Keenan Knight;
4 sisters, Catherine Saunders, Lillian Ward, Joan McKay and Visna
Bowe; 2 brothers, Nigel and Kenneth Bowe; 3 sons-in-law,
Franklyn Adams, Martin Albury and TheiRick Knight; 1 daughter-
in-law, Velma Bowe; 2 sisters-in-law, Rosalind Morley and
Stephanie Bowe; 1 aunt, Lenore Gibson; 32 grand children,
Franco, Cha-lee, Adam, Robert, Denise, Robin, Diva, Jaimie,
Hovia, Lebran, Annishka, Shaniqua, Lashaun, R'obert (J.R.),
Anthony, Jason, Lakeisha, Brendan, Trevor, Anthony (Lil Freddy),
Philip, Gertrude, Constance, Villadale, Marguerite, Bertram III,
Geo, Aaron, Stacey, Lamont, Peter Jr.; 14 great grand children,
other relatives and friends including, Ward family, Wellington
Bullard and family, Lou Ferguson and family, Rose family, Ceva
Sweeting and family, Rev. Clemon Ferguson and family, Jean
Sellmeyer and family, Romer family, Priscilla Morley and family,
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation family, City Lumber Yard family,
St. John's College Staff family, Premier Importers family, Marcia
Mortimer and family, Nixon family, Rudolph Bowe and family,
Columbus Stafford and family, Potters Cay Boys, Dr. Dean
Tseretopoulos and family, Deveaux the Meat man, Cedric Parker
and family, the family of the late Montgomery, Bowe and family,
the family of the late Leonard "Bowtie" Bowe, the family of the
late Alvira Bowe, the family of the late Madeline Bowe-Ward, the
family of the late Lillian Bowe, the family of the late Charles
Bowe, the family of the late Kathlean Bowe-Nixon, the i'amily of
the late Ismae Bowe-Ferguson, the family of the late G(eraldine
BoweHolgerson, the family of the late Stafford Bowe, the family
of the late Ethel Bowe, the family of the late Eglon Bowe, the
family of the late Leon Bowe, the family of the late Leon Bowe,
the family of the late Maurice Bowe, the family of the late Elijah
Bowe, the family of the late Eloise Bowe-Ritchie, Renee Burrows
and family, Godet family and a host of other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.

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.

Jazmaine Lennette Ferguson, 9

i. a resident of Haven Subdivision will
be held at Mount Horeb Baptist Church,
Sandyport, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Lloyd C.
Smith, assisted by Rev. Dr. George
Kelly and other ministers of the Gospel.
Interment follows in Lakeview
B" IMemorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

SLeft to cherish her memory is her
mother, Gernia Bethel Ferguson; her
father, Jermaine Ferguson Sr.;
stepmother, Angelique Ferguson;
sister, Jasmine Ferguson; brother,
Jermaine Ferguson Jr.; grandfather,
Leonard (Line Scavella) Ferguson; grandmother, Debbie Ferguson,
and Sandra Bodie; great-grandmother, Millicent Pratt, Emily Johnson,
and Lucille Pennerman; uncles, Giovanni Ferguson, Carlton Ferguson,
Derrick and Christopher Pennerman, Jermaine and Franco Bethel,
and Carlton Johnson; aunts, Samantha Ferguson, and Wendy
Armbrister; grand aunts, Collett, Johnson, Conjette Greene, Diana
Cox, Lizette Woods, Terry Ferguson, Dianne McKenzie, Francia
Martin, Althea Ferguson, Glendina Newton, Michelle, Sabrina,
Prescola, and Joan Pratt, Sharon Hanna, Wilma Moss, and Barbara
Dorsette; grand-uncles, Marcian, Geno, Michael, Briscoe and Alonzo
Pratt II; Stephen Johnson, David Cox, Drexter Greene Alfonso
McKenzie, Gilbert Woods, Charles, Edgar, Ernest, Vernon and Jude
Ferguson; great-grand aunts, Nathalie Miller, Alberta and Joyce
Pratt, Ethel Edgecombe, Sybil McKenzie, Clara Christie and Cheryl
Ferguson; cousins, Philippa and Valentino Knowles, Monalissa
Levarity, Jahrad Greene, Kendria Mcphee, Damia Bowleg, Eugene
Sears; Marcia, Marcianna, Taylor-Paige, Janae, Shakera, Ashton and
Alonzo Pratt III, Eugene-Dominic, Dominique and Alexander Sears,
Davina and Davincia Cox, Judy, Deangelo, Elizabeth, Shawn, Q'Tell,
Minister Antonio and Deaconess Sophia Mackey, Matty, Anna,
Tameka, Neil, Caleb, Dion, Denera, Walton Jr., Lisa, Bernard, Dinario,
Sahndell, Allan, Tavalia, Olivia, Aquaria, Shannell, Charles Jr. 1, 2
and 3, Roger Jr., Peter Jr., Renaldo, Natasha, Alpanique, Vernita,
Wilamina, Edgar Jr.; godparents, Rev. Gregory Major, Apostle G.
Elton Major, Ian Ferguson, Corporal 1519 Vincent Forbes, Evangelist
Ann Fowler, Ruth Brown, Dianna Cox, Nola Dean, Samantha Ferguson
and Wendy Ambrister, host of other relatives and friends including,
Ettiene Johnson, Marvin Colebrooke, Winnefest Gilbert, Valretta and
Leanne Saunders, Antoinette and Jennilee Thompson, Kayshanna
Ranger, Janet Zierszew and family, Troy, Darcell, and Cheryl Sands,
Staff of Lily's Take Away, Braquelle Newton, and the staff of Cleveland
Eneas Primary School, Members of the Metropolitan Baptist Church,
Stephanie, and Peggy Armbrister, Lashan and Jeffrey Taylor, Sam
and Fran Pinder, Ida Saunders, Lester and Malene Poitier, Rev. Shiley
Evans and the staff at Cable Bahamas.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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Penwrittes Jural Paimie
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782


a resident of Wild Guava and
Guinep Tree Streets, Pinewood
Gardens, will be held at South
Beach Union Baptist Church,
Summer Haven, on Saturday at
.- .. 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor
Ivan Rolle. interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens. J. F.
K. Drive.

He is survived by his wife, Sheva:
children. Zyron and Myra: siblings.
*- Stanley Colby. Judith Robinson,
Barbara Moree, Lisa, Monique and
Leviticus Hoover Bain and Sydney Russell: sisters-in-law. Sandra
S' ubbs, Carlette Charlow, Camille, Chifundo, Janene and Tahesha
Stubbs; brothers-in-law, James Knowles, Trevor Moree, Roger,
Kenny, Eric and Leslie Stubbs, Fedner Dorestal and Marcello
Charlow; nieces, Cynara and Samantha Knowles, Kathonia and
Kyshna Bain, Sasha Moree, Bentinique Brown, Mikandrea Stubbs,
Marcia Charlow and Lauryn Stubbs; nephews, Jasper Knowles,
Anver Robinson, Tavian Moree, Levitt Bain, Leslie and Lavar
Stubbs and Marcello Charlow; aunts, Minister Rachel Ferguson,
Florinda Johnson, Stephanie Crawley, Helen Johnson and Cleome
Ferguson; uncles, Deacon Joseph Rolle, Rev. Carol Johnson and
family and Bradley Crawley; cousins, Jenny and Angela Rolle,
Rowena Teri Dames, Eldora Poitier, Kristin Ree Johnson and
Stephanie McKenzie, Sandra Miller, Sonia Bain, Jennifer Darling,
Cleotha Collie, Nyochie Ferguson, Donna Ramsey, Sydney Ifill,
Alston Rolle, Kermit Strachan, P.C. Edroy Ferguson, Vincent
Troy Johnson, Deacon Livingston Rolle, Jr., Minister Leslie
Knowles, Arthur Ferguson, James Munroe Jr., Basil Sears Jr.,
Eddie Rolle, Dorniel Ferguson, Pastor Ivan Rolle and family,
Stephen Munroe, Gerrad Ferguson, Antonio Rolle, Marcian and
Patrice McKenzie; other relatives and friends including Ken
Major, Selvin Richards, Sharon and Canieca, Charlie and family,
Mr. Forbes and family, Bernard and family, Donna, Dawn and
Danielle, Edward and Betty Fox, Bernadette Gomez and family,
Ida and Ricardo Bullard, Jackie Gardiner, Cleo Clarke, Francis
Cartwright, staff of Marine Resources, Mrs. Arlene Nash-Ferguson,
John Burrows, Sharon Poitier, staff of Training and Education
Department Ministry of Tourism and Associated Lectures, family
of Free Town Lane, members of The Band Club, Felix Rolle and
family, David Moss, Ulric Smith, Mr. Edsil Cartwright, Deanka
Edwards, Ingrid Tynes-Kerr and the St. Augustine's College class
of 1978, Comfort House Ministries, Derevia Humes and family,
St.Augustine's College class of 2009, Nurse Linda McPhee, Dr.
Duane Sands, Dr. Turnquest and staff of Oncology Consultants,
PMH nursing staff Private Surgical Ward and Doctors Hospital's
nursing staff Intensive Care Unit.

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 time.



"A New Commitment To Service'

Dennis Wellington Sands, 60

of Smithville, Fox Hill will be held
on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Anselm's
Catholic Church. Bernard Road.
Officiating will be Fr. Noel Clarke
and Monsignor Preston Moss and
interment will follow in the Church
Cemetery. .
:. He is survived by his wife, Janet
Sands; 4 sons, Kevin of Miami, Fla;
.I- Dennis Jr., Dwayne and Devin Sands;
6 daughters, Carolyn Walkins,
Marvlyn Miller, Camille, Tia,
Deyountela Sands and Tina Sands;
4 brothers, Lenoard, Ivan, Leslie and
Bradley Sands; 2 sons-in-law, Harrison Walkins and Anthony Miller;
1 daughter-in-law, Sheretta Sands; mother-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Smith;
2 brothers-in-law, Dario Johnson and Marcus Williams; 4 sisters-in-
law, Elaine and Annamae Sands, Dennese Smith and Natasha Williams;
25 grand children including, Robert and Ivoree Tinker, Amanda,
Anthony, Anita and Anton Miller, Andenisea, Peter, Migquel and Andi
Neely, Jayden and Davante Sands; 1 aunt, Eugenia Rolle; 10 nieces,
Dania Johnson, Kimi Thurston, Minister Alice Carey, Samantha Evans,
Renee Johnson, Evangelist Crystal Ferguson, Cherise Major, Shandles
Williams, Stacy and Anastacia Sands; 17 nephews, Pastor Barry and
Dwight Johnson, Marcus Williams, Leonardo, Quintin and Corp.
Aaron Sands, Leslie Jr., Devaughn Sands, Tavin Sands, Raymond,
Kirk, Gregory, Kevin, Brian and Stephen Williams and Ronald Kelly;
other relatives and friends including, Cathy Woods, Wellington Brown,
Sheila Miller, Iron Stevenson and family, Harold Thurston, Dennis
Carey, Tremeco McDonald, Dremeko and Keva Knowles, The Storr
Family, Pinky, Eloise, Amos Saunders and Family, Sylvia Wallace,
Sylvia Bain and Family, McKinney Family, Margaret Hanna and
Family, Harold Miller, Mary Moxey, Fredericka, Edna Joseph and
Family, Pedro Neely and Family, The Hairz Haven Family, Greg
Woodside, Chester Woods and the Chico Family, Pamela Plumber,
Kameshi Rolle, Paula Emmanuel, Ronald Rolle, Duke Kerney, Anthony,
Tom, Karen and Myrtis Young, Charlene Marshall, Kevin Farrington,
Felix Johnson, The Dunkin Donuts Family, the entire Bain and Grants
Town and Kevin's Close communities and Cameron Street Family.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Church from 1 p.m. until service time
on Saturday.

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Sapphire Funeral Notice for

"Shine" GIBSON, 58
of Red Sea Road, Redland Acres Nassau N.
P., Bahamas and formerly of Abraham's Bay
Mayaguana, Bahamas will be held on
Saturday, May 19, 2007 at hiam at Final
Hour Apostolic Cathedral, Fox Hill Road
South. Bishop George 0. Fowler and
Prophetess Saveletta Fowler will officiate
and burial will be in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

I I The Radiance of this "Sapphire of A
Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his:
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., Karfl, Kingsley, D'Lamar, EI-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: Katrina and Janice Gibson;
Mother-in-law: Effie Hall;
Six Brothers-in-law: Stephen "Tony" Woodside, Preston, Cornelius, Simon,
Wellington and Obrey Hall;
Ten Sisters-in-law: Judith and Isabelle Gibson, Susan Frias, Annamae, Linda
and Janet Hall, Pat Delancy, Early, Clotilda Gardiner and Oleta Missick;
Other loving family and Friends Including: Alfreda, Livingston, Curtis,
Daniel and Glmnton 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 and Louise Charlton, Valarie, Bloneva and Wilkin Bain, Burnell and Sally
Jones, Easerene Christie, Jamal and Minerva Gray, Carmen Clarke, Daphne
Roker, Dr. Maurice Brooks, Catherine, Frances, Joe and Ethel McPhee, Mary
Scott, Sybil Sands, Deacon King Deveaux, Timothy Armbrister, Simeon Munnings
and Bob Freeze.
The body will be viewed in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary &
Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road, on Friday, May 18, 2007 from
ipm to 6pm and at Final Hour Apostolic Cathedral, Fox Hill Road South on
Saturday, May 19, 2007 from loam to service time.

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o opm and on Saturday at the church from 12:30pm to service


the West End Public

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of West End. Grand Bahama and
formerly of Haiti, will be held on
Saturday, May 19th. 2007 at
11 am at St. Mary Magdalene
Anglican Church, West End,
Grand Bahama. Officiating will
/ be The Rev'd Fr. Stephen Grant,
Rector. Interment will follow at
Cemetery, West End. Grand Bahama.

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Officiating w !il De I-'a or
Lawrence G. Pinder. assisted by
other ministers. Interment will
follow at the High Rock Cemetery, High Rock. Grand Bahama.

Left to cherish his memories are his parents, Dwight Laing
and Daydremae Williams; grandparents, George and Emily
Bevans and Wesley Williams; four brothers, Dwight Jr.,
Orlando. Devon and D'Andre; three sisters, Gaylean. Kenrika
and Krystal; three uncles, Jimmy, David and Robert; three
aunts, Sandra, Juliet and Gaylean; one uncle-in-law, David
Wilson of West Palm Beach; godparents, Jackie, Ricardo,
Andrea. Jeaka and Renard; immediate cousins. Emmanuel
Lewis and Elizabeth Wilson; four grand uncles, Preston, Isaac,
Lawrence and Ivan; three grand aunts, I'clean, Princess and
Linette; special friends, Ronchino, Peaches, Alvin, Acheco.
Neville, Eudell, Leon and Dentre and host of relatives and
friends, Sharon, Debbie, Yvonne, Loraine, Mel, Ralph, Cathy,
Ben, Eddie, Allan, Louella Claudine, Cleomi, Mr Bannister,
Richard Sands, Mural Laing, Freeda Roberts, Oddeita Cooper.
Keva Williams, D'eondra, Rochell, The Newman family,
Tinker family, Bethel family, Pinder family, Ministry of
Education including Cecil Thompson and Sandra Edgecombe,
Leisure Max Spa, staff at the Rand Memorial Hospital and
Sires. Pine Ridge Urban Renewal, MP Kwasi Thompson and
MP Kenneth Russell, Freeport Taxi family, Morris Moore
and High Rock Primary School. Officers and members of
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Tri Eastern family, staff and
members of Christ The King, students and staff of Freeport
Primary School, especially Ms. LaFleur, Ms. Smith and Mrs
Roberts. last but not least the Wu Tang Crew and the Whole
Ghetto Clan.

Viewing will be held in the 'Serenity Suite" of Rest\ iei'v

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Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Henry Pinder;
one son. Hinlo Saintil; one daughter, Yvette Saintil; six
grandchildren, Christina, Bradley, Dunley Comete, Steve
Pierre, Hinla and Hinlena Saintil; numerous nieces and
nephews, Nyrdelle Vilsaint, Mirline Martelvs, Yvette, Erline,
Luckson, Jean, Charles Jean Philipe, Hanton; two sisters-in-
law. Charlotte Ferguson and Eleanor Butler: two brothers-in-
law. Cleveland Ferguson and Leonard Butler; cousins, Marlene,
Tiroulo; best friends, Jackie and Mrs Mary Johnson; numerous
other relatives and friends including, Patricia Smith and family,
John, Gubba, Eliza Russell, Indell Kerr, Estella Hepburn,
Capt. Hugh, Danny Wright, Joe, 'Reds', The Communities of
Pinder's Point and Mack Town and the Boating Community
of West End.

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic Suite" of Restview
Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Limited. I11-A East
Coral Road. Freeport. Grand Bahama on Friday from 10am
1o 6pm and on Saturday at the church from 9:30am to service



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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



of Royal Valley Subdivision,
Eastern Road, Nassau and formerly
of West End, Grand Bahama, died
at the Princess Margaret Hospital
on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007.

She is survived by her children,
Leanna Bain, Jennifer Williams,
Denise Adderley, Sherry, Sheena and Marion Bethel, Edward,
Donald, Preston and John Bethel; five brothers, Wheatley,
Kirkland, Edwin, Roger, Lawrence Russell; three sons-in-
law, Holston Bain, Kendal Williams and Alvin Adderley; two
daughters-in-law, Renee and Arlene Bethel; twenty six
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and
nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

BOWE, 38

of Caneby Terrace, of Fortune Bay
Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
died on Saturday, May 12th, 2007.

SHe is survived by his mother, Rev.
Edris Bowe of Nassau; his father,
Chief Prison Officer Earnest Bowe;
his children, Lambert Jr. and
Eltavous; his sister, Stacia
Williams; two brothers, Alexander Bowe and Jermaine Bowe;
his adopted brother, Conrad Maycock and a host of other
relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

brothers and two sisters.


of Pine Dale, Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama, died at his residence on
Saturday 12th, 2007.

Funeral arrangements will be
announced at a later date.


of #22 Increase Way, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, died at the Rand
Memorial Hospital on Friday May
llth, 2007.

He is survived by his parents,
Herman Dixon, Gaistlin Artist;
grandfather, Alfred Dixon; nine

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


of Hunter's, Grand Bahama, died
at his residence on Wednesday,
May 16, 2007.

Funeral arrangements will be
announced at a later date.

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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



of #4 Ivy Terrace, Sunset Park, will
be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2007
at 2:00 p. m. at St. Margaret's
Anglican Church, Kemp Road.
Officiating will be Rev. Fr. Joseph
SMycklewhite assisted by Rev. Angela
Palacious. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Precious memories will forever be cherished by her Husband:
Trevor, Children: Jamal and Travia, Shannon and O'Neil, Parents:
Frances Taylor and Cecil Gray, Mother-in-law: Althea Farrington,
Two Brothers: Granville Rolle and Hurbert Gray, Three Sisters:
Lisa Gray, Lisa Mortimer and Monique McKenzie, Grand Child:
Malik Rolle, Three Nieces and Four Nephews including: Anna
and Ryan Major, Gia and Geo Rolle, Darrenique and Darron Mortimer
Jr., and Steven McKenzie Jr., Brothers-in-law: Gregory, Larry,
Brent, Dexter, Tyrone, and Dewitte Farrington, and Leroy Bullard,
Sisters-in-law: Cora Fay, Linda Bullard, Dearalean and Genevieve
Farrington, Uncles: Wendell and Eugene Taylor, David Spence,
Wenzel, Clifford and Peter Gray of Abaco, Maxwell King and Frank
Williams, Aunts: Sybilene Williams, Marie Miller, Marilyn Lewis,
Diane and Loretta Taylor, Alma Martin of New York, Alma Pratt
of Cocoa Beach, Fl., Merlene Hepburn of Miami, Fl, and Judy
Williams, a host of Relatives and Friends including: Marva, Linda
and Wilfred Williams, Sonia and David Tinto, Ingrid and Tina Foster,
Christina, Latoya, Lateisha, and Latrell Lewis, Trevor and Tamara,
Charles, Demeko and Sean Miller, Anthony, Andrew and Melanie
Albury, Atayo Williams, Charmaine Ferguson, Valention and Shonell
Romer, Gail and Kevin Miller, Colene Wright, Tanya Sands, Crystal
Taylor, Jefferey, Rodney, and Charlie Lloyd, Adrianna, Richard,
Michelle and Annie Munroe, Violet Bannister, Inez and Leonard
Miller, Elizabeth and James Roxbury, Renora Brdgette, Grace Morton,
the Charlton Family, Emily Miller, Tonya Williams, Gloria, Betsy,
Patrice, Teresa, Orentheia McKay, Dellereace James, Tevard Bastian,
the Coleby Family, Toni Lottmore and Family, the Dorsette Family,
Leotha Edgecombe, Nacia Newbold, Portia Jackson-Clarke, Christine
Butler, Ivy Cornish, Pevan McIntosh, Alfred Bullard, Nancy Storr
Myrtis Nixon, and their Families, Christine Rolle, Desrean Rolle
and Family, the Johnson Family, Mr. and Mrs. Sweeting, the Daxon
Family, Sylvia Forbes, the Staff of Butler & Sands Co. Ltd., Fr.
Mycklewhite, Rev. Angela Palacious, and the St. Margaret Church

Viewing will be held in the "Celestial Suite" at Restview Memorial

Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on
Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the
church on Saturday from 12:30 p. m. until service time.


of #9 Klonaris Acres, and formerly
of Cat Island, will be held on
Saturday, May 19th, 2007 at 10:00
a. m. at Holy Cross Anglican Church,
Highbury Park. Officiating will be
Canon Neil Roach, assisted by Canon
Warren Rolle and Deacon Ethan
Ferguson. Cremation will follow.

SSidney will be sadly missed by his
Wife: Beverley, Children: Neil,
Krystal, Sanelisa, Aneuyron, Dawn and Timothy, Grand Children:
Cydnee, Michael and Meghan, Siblings: Zona Moncur, Edna and
Lester Russell, Felix "George" Russell, Clayton Newbold, and
Frederick Armbrister, Mother-in-law: Florida Butler, Sons-in-law:
Wallace Rolle and Andrew Dean, Daughters-in-law: Gwendolyn
Bennett-Russell and Shenique Bethel-Russell, Brothers-in-law:
Brendolph Butler, Maurice Thompson, and Sidney Moncur, Sisters-
in-law: Verna and Sylvia Russell, Julie Armbrister and Leana
Newbold, Numerous Nieces and Nephews including: Shane, John,
Darryl, Tamara, Anya, Adrian, Julian, Denise, Nadia, Nadine,
Christine, Jean, Astrid, Melissa, Abdul, Dwight, Brent, Art, Youman,
Michalene, Latney, Pamela, Fae, Fern, Patrenella, Portia, Brendolph
Jr., Rhett, Jeffrey, and Jamilla, and other Relatives and Friends
including: Justice Joseph Strachan, Canon Warren Rolle, Rev.
Quinton Brown, Dr. Prince Bonamy, Berkley J. Smith and Family,
Dorothy Butler, James Farrington and Steven and Diedre Miller and
their Families, Deacon Edmund Stubbs and Kendley Smith and their
Families, Claudia, Leon, and Lenny Leslie, Jackie Smith, Galey
Swan, Stan Smith, John Rodriguez, Charlie Poitier, Anthony Gibson,
Gwen Hamilton, Rene Wickland, Roscoe and Agatha Francis and
Family, Louise Moxey, Mary Storr and Family, Luther and Dorothy
Cleare, Alexander and Carey Major, Vera Chase, Frances Harden,
Nurse Bonamy, Frank and Janet Dean, and many more too numerous
to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on
Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the
church on Saturday from 8:45 a. m. until service time.

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



of Australia Avenue,
Elizabeth Estates, died at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007.

-She is survived by her
Mother: Vera Glinton, Son:
Reno Thompson,
Daughters: Marie and Maria Glinton, Raquel and
Ericka Thompson, Sisters: Margaret North, Hilda
and Winnfred Glinton, Brother: Solomon Glinton,
numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of other
Relatives and Friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


of Victoria Boulevard,
Bamboo Town, died at
Princess Margaret Hospital
on Friday, May 11th, 2007.

He is survived by his
Parents: Adrian Bethel and
Ileen Goodman, Two Sisters: Patricia Wilson and
Lathera Goodman, Three Brothers: Wayne, Michael
and Eugene Goodman, Grand Parents: Viona
Goodman, Dedrie and Edwin Scavella, and a host of
other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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103 Mt. Royal Ave. & Talbot St.
P.O. Box EE-17228
Telephone: 328-4900
Fax: 328-4903 Cell: 456-9062,436-3586

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,, of Mars End, Eastern
Estates will be held on
....Saturday at 11:00a.m. at
.-'- St. Agnes Anglican
, Church, Baillou Hill
Road. Officiating will be
. Archdeacon I. Ranfurly
Brown. Interment will
follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street.

She is survived by children, Brent Johnson, Kishno
and Kendea Jones, and Savaleetha Morrison; two
grandchildren, Kinza Johnson, and Briana Jones;
three sisters, Brenda Pinder, Rev. Princess Culmer
of Miami Florida, and Clementine Butler; three
brothers, Rev. Stanley Ferguson, and Oswald
Moore, and Warren Morrison; one daughter-in-
law, Eulona Dean Johnson; two aunts, Pearline
Nairn, and Lucille Cleare; one uncle, Thomas
Cleare; four sisters-in-law, Mavis Moore, Caroline
Morrison, Jennifer Ferguson, and Ceedrick
Ferguson; numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins, and a host of many other relatives and

Special Thanks is extended to Brenda Pinder
(sister), Alana Morrison (niece), Steve Morrison
(nephew), and Betty Russell (friend).

Viewing will be held in the State Room of Jones
Brothers Morticians, Mt. Royal Avenue and Talbot
Street on Friday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. and
at the Church on Saturday trom 10:00a.m. until
service time.


We the family
of the late


would like to thank
everyone for their love
and support during our
time of bereavement.

Special thanks to Pastor Randy Frazier and
the Pilgrim's Baptist Church family, The
Batelco family. The Doctors & Staff on the
Female Medical Ward II. The Eye Ward &
Vaughn Jones Memorial Center.

The Tribune

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 PG 25

Let's Talk:


Presented by Universal Truth
The Daily Inspiration
(published by the
Universal Foundation
for Better Living and
available at UTM) reading for
April 19 says this:
"Thank you, God, for the power
of renunciation my ability to for-
Thank you for my ability to give
loving thoughts and feelings for
unloving states of mind.
Thank you for my awesome abili-
ty to eliminate, let go of unhealthy
attitudes and false beliefs, whose
nature it is to form in my body and
experiences after their own kind.
Thank you, God, for the power
to say "no" to negativity, and "no"
to gossip (hearsay about others, and
personal opinions of others).
Thank you for healings that man-
ifest when I deny, with absolute
conviction, any power or reality in
my experiences that are unlike your
perfect nature.
Thank you for empowering me
with dominion over my thoughts
and feelings. As I exercise that
authority, I bring about changes in
all that pertains to me.
Thank you, God, for the power
of purification, the ability to cleanse
my mind, to be transformed by the
renewing of my mind, thus setting
my soul free to experience a healthi-
er, happier, and more prosperous
DO we really know how impor-
tant it is to forgive, or renounce
people or things that we think have
hurt us in such unforgivable ways?
It is important enough for Jesus to
tell us that we ourselves will
remain unforgiven if we do not for-
give; "Forgive us our debts, as we
forgive our debtors." Matthew 6:12
Unforgiveness is like drinking
poison and expecting the other guy
to die. That is because unforgive-
ness hurts only one person me.
Most of the time, the thing I
have been holding against you for
the last one hundred and fifty years
is something you never knew you
did. But that hatred shows up in

my body as arthritis, headaches,
ulcers, meanness, wrinkles from
that sour expression I always wear.
This is what the writer means when
she refers to unhealthy attitudes
and false beliefs forming in my
experiences after their own kind.
The healing comes when I let go
of the thought that "he did this to
me" and replace it with, "Forgive
them, for they know not what they
do." Luke 23:34
Free your mind right now from
unforgiveness. Yes, you can, and it
benefits you when you do. Quietly
say to yourself, "I forgive and I
bless you." You don't have to say
anything to anyone else they
don't know you are carrying a
grudge anyway. Just repeat these
words to yourself whenever you
feel the emotion rising, and you
will, in a short time, find that you
are healed.
The Universal Truth Ministries
is a Bible-based ministry for
thinkers. We are a teaching ministry
and we invite you to join us in our
classes. Our spring semester began
in April. Please call for information
on how to register for classes at tele-
phone 242-393-8460 or 242-328-
Classes: Wednesdays: The Game
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Universal Truth Ministries for
Better Living
Dewgard Shopping Plaza
Madeira Street
PO Box SS-5391
Nassau Bahamas
Senior Minister: Rev Deon

Jesus Christ ofThe Heart Defiverance Ministry
The Church where the heart is for the people.
P.O. BoxN-3355 Nassau Bahamas
Tel:(242) 323-0901 Cell: (242) 556-0694

3rd Annual Church Anniversary

Sunday May 20th, May 25th 2007

The theme is:

Repent Ye, For the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand
(Matthew 3:2)

Host Pastor
Dwayne Saunders

Bishop Ervin Hart
Sunday May 20th, 2007-7:
Soul Winning Church of God
Lyons Road

Minister Glenroy Roberts
Tuesday May 22nd, 2007- 7:30pm

Prophetess Sandra Newton
Thursday May 24th, 2007- 7:30pm
Golden Gates Assembly

Pastor Stanley G. Ferguson
30 pm Monday May 21st, 2007 7:30pm
Christ, New Community Holiness Church,
Malcolm Allotment

Minister Lawrence Elliot
Wednesday May 23rd, 2007 7:30pm
Bahamas Faith Ministry

Pastor Janean Hart
Friday May 25th, 2007 7:30pm
Soul Winning Church of Christ,
Lyons Road

PG 26 Thursday, May 17, 2007


The Tribune

Princess Butler: A proud Bahamian

mother with 'a golden heart'

With faithful service to
her God, Princess
Butler was honoured
over the weekend for
her dedicated service to the building
up of the many young lives at St
Matthew's Anglican Church.
As early as age fourteen, and
under the tutelage of Nellie
Thompson, Princess Butler began
her faithful and long ministry teach-
ing the young. Her fond memories of
the early days of the church create a
picture of many of the great workers
of the church.
She highlighted great men and
women like Bishop Donald
Knowles, who was once the Rector
of St Matthew's parish, and others
like Bernie Thompson, former
church school principal; Dorothy
Johnson, Monica Johnson, Halson
Butler, George Kerr and Barbara.
Strachan. She also reflected on the
times when Bishop Michael Eldon
served in St Matthew's, before being
sent to St George's Parish.
Under her guiding hands, she
remembered persons like Malcolm
Adderley and Sharon Ferguson, and
many who today have joined the
priesthood Fr Delano Archer, Fr
Sean Brennen, Fr Jonathan Archer
and Fr D'Angelo Bowe all would
have passed through her hands.
Outside her role as superintendent
of the church school, Mrs Butler's 50
plus years of service have also
caused her to participate in many
other ministries of the parish. Today,
she still stands as an active member
of the senior choir, a lay minister and
chalice bearer.
Mrs Butler is also a member of the
Anglican Church Women, an associ-
ate organist, and a long-standing
vestry member. Mrs Butler's active
role in the work and life of her
church have caused her to share this
love of Christ with scores of young
people within the Anglican commu-
The Church School thought it then
fitting to celebrate her as the
'Woman with a Golden Heart'.
During the special Mother's Day
treat, the students of the church
school began in a special prayer for
Mrs Butler's ministry, led by assistant
parish priest-Fr Don Haynes. Mrs
Butler was then given a musical treat
by Lorenzo, a member of Ebenzer

Church School. She was also sere-
naded with a solo by Kervanique.
Sonia Thompson, an associate
teacher at the parish school, present-
ed Mrs Butler with a plaque for her
service and dedication to the church
as a mother to all whom she leads.


In looking to the future of the
school, Mrs Butler praised the focus
of the parish to build the
'Foundation of Faith' complex. She
made an invitation to all who had
passed through the school to lend
their energies to the further building
up of God's Kingdom.
"I would like to see all those many
persons who have passed through
the church school lend their many
talents to the current student body, if
it is only a word of encouragement
to the many young persons who

attend the school every Saturday,"
Mrs Butler said.
"I would also love to see the chil-
dren study music. This would allow
greater use of the instruments during
the services, and also in this we
would see the parish band move in a
great gear of worship," she noted.
Mrs Butler also welcomes the tal-
ent of more teachers to join the
school and to lend their efforts to
the building of the children's lives
within the church. Mrs Bulter noted
that she also welcomes greater fel-
lowship throughout the parish
schools and hopes to see much more
activity within that area of the
Looking to her family, Mrs Butler
has given birth to four children,
Jerome, Faye, Joan (deceased) and
Jonathon, and is a proud grandmoth-
er to three grandsons, Christopher,
Ryan and Bentley and a grand-

(Photo: St Matthew's Communications)

daughter, Danielle.
As she named her family, she
noted that her words to them, as she
shares to all children of the
Bahamas, are, "I want you all to
grow up decent! And stay close to
In her words of wisdom to the
scores of parents across the
Bahamas, Mrs Butler noted, "Take-
care of your children, serve God,
and live simply. And be honest in all
your dealings." She also said that it
is important for all parent to make
certain that their children are given a
sure educational foundation, and
that they should follow-up with them
in regard to their schoolwork.
She also encouraged parents to
make sure that their children were
given a sure Christian foundation.
"Send your children to Church
School as God is the head of every-
thing we do."

* PRINCESS BUTLER, superintendent of St Matthew's Church School, thanks the students
as they honour her as "The Mother with a Golden Heart".


The Tribur


Thursday, May 17, 2007 PG 27

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United Bible
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 excel-
lent Christian fellowship in
the Bahamas, the overwhelm-
ing hospitality of the Ministry
of Tourism, and the beautiful
tropical atmosphere of the
island, they decided to visit
the Bahamas for a second
time to host the annual Bible
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,
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 facil-
itated by associates who part-
nered with him in forming a
non-profit organisation
Southern Gospel Mission
Association (SGMA), now
headquartered in Atlanta,
GA, and currently chaired by
Pastor Clifford Ice of
Community Bible Church in



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 con-
ference 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

'Stay Focused': 68th annual session of Bethel Baptist Association to be held at New Covenant

THE 68th annual session of the
Bethel Baptist Association will con-
vene at New Covenant Baptist Church,
East West Highway, on Friday, May 18
through Tuesday, May 22.
This year's theme is 'Stay Focused',
deduced from Matthew 7:13-14.
The Bethel Baptist Association is a
group of churches that have come
together with a strong and common
need for improved fellowship, harmo-
nious working relations and the desire
to make a profound impact through
Christian witnessing in New
Providence, the Family Islands and the
international arena.
The focus of the Bethel Baptist
Association is to build the kingdom of
God through Christian ministry. educa-
tion and fellowship, so that each mem-
ber of the association will be better
equipped to carry out the mandate that
Christ has given to His Church.
Through this network of churches
and ministries, the association, with the
help of God, will do its best to posi-
tively impact the family. our institu-
tions. our communities. our nation and
our churches. as we together attempt
to find solutions for the many chal-
lenges with which x\e are faced in this
21st century.
Rev Timothy Stewart is the modera-

tor of the Bethel Baptist
Association, with churches
in New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Andros, and
Eleuthera. Bishop Simeon
Hall is the host pastor for
this 68th annual session. ..-

This year's events include '
the following:
Evening Events begin at

Youth Night Friday. ---
May 18
A drama presentation
entitled "Fatal Attraction":
special music by the combined vouth
and children's choirs, bands, and praise
teams: special selections bx the com-
bined dance ministries.
Speaker: Rev Christina Bethell
President. Youth Departmentc
Bethel Baptist Association

Banquet Saturday. May 19 at 7pm
At Nec\ Nit Zion Missionary Baptist

Official Opening Sunday. May 20
at 7:30pmr
Speaker: Rex Timothy Stewart


> Bethel

Women's N
Monday, May 21 at 7
Y Speaker: Rev Pat I
Women's Departn
the Bethel

: esav* Fellowship N
Tuesday. May 22 7:3(
--- Speaker: Bishop Si
WART Senior Pastor.
Covenant Baptist Ch

Morning Events begin at lOa
"Stav Focused: The Church
The morning sessions will
business. lectures, group dis
and special presentations that x
closely at evangelism, church I
and ho\\ the Church is to res]
the challenges and crises that I
families, churches. and the n
the 21st C('enlu .

MondaN Morning Session -
"The Preaching of the (Gospe
John Svmonettc

Baptist "The Church in Ministry" Rev Dr
Marilyn Thompson
"The Plight of our Creole
eight Population" Rev Jean Paul Charles
3ethell Tuesday Morning Session lOam
"Stay Focused: God's Investment
nent of Plan" Rev Alfred Stewart
Baptist "Vision for the Association 2007 &
Beyond" Rex Timothy Stewart

eight We look forward with great anticipa-
)pm tion and excitement as the pastors, dec-
meon B gates. fellowship churches and other'
invited guests come together for this
Ne\x special time of praise and worship, fei-
urch iowship. singing, and dynamic preach-
ing and teaching from God's Word.
mi We will experience the glorious
of Jesus singing from the association's conm-
bined praise team, senior, youth,
include gospel and children's choirs: the rhyth-
cussions mic beats of praise by our combine
\ill look marching hands. and the angelic move,
ninisltr. bv our combined dance minister .
lond to, Special music \\ ill e rendered by the
ace oui BCIrean Baptist rolee ('hureh ('hoir
nation in and their gospell Band.

A/ll/ are invited to aitted and parinic-
I)am ipate in thi\ 6thli Anlumal xse.sion of the
l" ReI Bethel BaptisitA.s.sociatio. Comic, (God
has (a hle.s sing illn store )for ou.

awareness and interaction,
evangelism and family life
concerns, to name a few.
The directors of the confer-
ence have expressed a desire
to be able to meet and fellow-
ship with as many Bahamians
as possible who wish to
attend this year's event in
Members of the local UBC
Bahamas committee are;
Chairman, Elder Herbert
Johnson of the Blue Hill
Gospel Chapel; Vice chair-
man Marcel Lightbourne;
Secretary, Bloneva Johnson;
Treasurer, Winston Wallace;
Pastor Emeritus Rex Major
and Theodore Jackson, mem-
ber. The committee is sup-
ported by a number of auxil-
iary persons in preparation
for the conference.
Persons wishing to register
for the conference or purchase
banquet tickets may contact
Elder Herbert Johnson at 341-
7366 or Blue Hill Gospel
Chapel at 341-4598.


The Tribune

Happy Mother's Day: Anglican


* HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY- Shown are Father Kingsley Knowles, Rector
of St George's (centre) with his wife Sandra Knowles and David Ferguson, pres-
ident of the ACM.

Photo: 5438: Pictured is Ms Swan, who received a basket on behalf of Rhoda
Lightbourn, the oldest mother present in the church. Standing next to her are
Fr Kingsley Knowles, Rector, and David Ferguson, ACM president.

N STANDING (L-R) are Jacquelyn and Father Kirkland Russell, Curate at
St George's, and David Ferguson, president of St George's ACM.

* PICTURED is Betty Smith, who received a basket on behalf of Rev'd Dr
Roland Hamilton's wife, Ramona Hamilton. Standing next to her are Fr
Kingsley Knowles, Rector of St George's (centre), and David Ferguson, ACM

PG 28 Thursdav, May 17, 2007


men show their appreciation


* THE Anglican Church Men
(ACM) of St George's Parish
gave a token of appreciation to
the wives of the priests of that
church, and the oldest mother
present, on Mother's Day,
Sunday, May 13. Here, David
Ferguson, ACM president, used
the opportunity to present a bas-
ket to his mother.
(Photos: St George's
Communications Ministry)

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Fr Kingsley Knowles;
Evelyn Ferguson, mother
of the ACM president;
Simeon Dawkins, and
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clear path'

CHRIS Rosebrough, who heads
the Christian Accountability
Network, and authors the blogs
ExtremeTheology.com and
ALittleLeaven.com, is calling on
Pastor Rick Warren, author of the
Purpose-Driven Life, to discipline
media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, for
owning and expanding a network of
pornographic channels in Europe.
Said Rosebrough, "Rupert
Murdoch is a born-again Christian
and Rick Warren claims to be his
pastor. As a Christian, Murdoch is
committing an egregious sin by
owning, expanding and profiting
from pornographic channels and
Rick Warren, as his pastor, has a
Biblical duty to call Murdoch to
repentance and/or put him out of
the church."
"Sadly, Murdoch's actions have
already damaged his credibility as a
Christian" said Rosebrough. "If
Pastor Warren does not act swiftly
and call on Murdoch to dismantle
his porn distribution network, then
the credibility of the Christian mes-
sage will be compromised around
the globe."


According to Rosebrough, "This
is a clear case of a Christian openly
committing a monstrous and
unthinkable sin. The Bible,.clearly
states in I Corinthians 5 that when a
Christian brother is openly and
unrepentantly engaging in sins of
this magnitude the church must dis-
cipline that person. As his pastor,
Rick Warren has a Biblical duty to
call Murdoch to repentance for this
sin and/or put him out of the
Some speculate that the reason
that Warren hasn't already acted on
this is because Murdoch's News
Corp owns Zondervan, the compa-
ny that published Warren's run
away best seller The Purpose-
Driven Life.
Said Rosebrough, "Warren and
Zondervan are currently working
on an updated and revised edition
of the Purpose Driven Church. That
book is scheduled to be released
later this year. We hope that
Warren's business ties to Murdoch's
company haven't clouded his judg-
ment and impacted his resolve to
carry out his Biblical duty as
Murdoch's Pastor."


There is a way (or path) which
seemeth right unto a man, but the
end thereof is the way of death.
Proverbs 14: 12
(In the Hebrew the word way is:
derek, deh'-rek; which has several
meanings: (1) a road; (2) a course of
life or mode of action; (3) a conver-
sation, a custom or culture; (4) a
path or high way.)
In John 14:6, Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way (or path), the truth,
and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me.
(In the Greek the word way is:
hodos, hod-os'; which has several
meanings: (1) a road; (2) the route,
act or distance; (3) a mode or means
of a journey; (4) a high way.)

One would have to be
spiritually blind,
dead or just plain
down right stupid,
not to see and know
that we are reaping what we've
sown. As a religious, Christian
nation we've opened our doors,
arms and hearts to the many foreign
gods and cultures of this world's sys-
The Bahamas is a God ordained
strong nation that's destined for suc-
cess, just as Father Yahweh led the
children of Israel out of Egypt as
He established and provided for
them, so are His plans for the
In Exodus 20:3, the Lord gave
Moses a commandment for the peo-
ple, "Thou shalt have no other gods
before me." In our pursuit for pros-
perity as a nation we've bent over
backwards and bowed down in wor-
ship to the god of tourism of which
some 80 90 per cent of our people
rely on for their daily bread.
As a people, we are very good
when it comes to quoting scriptures,
just listen to the radio talk shows on
any given day or check the print
media; this is just one aspect of us
having a form of Godliness as we
deny His power.
I've heard it said time and time
again that the Bahamas would be
finished, if America closes its
tourism doors to us. What's so
alarming and sad about this state-
ment is that, it's not only coming
from those in the tourism field, but
also from some of the religious
leaders. As I sought God in prayer
concerning this, He said unto me


"The Governmental
leadership of this
country, be that PLP
or FNM, will always
face the same giants
because of the foreign
gods and pagan altars
that they've allowed
to fill the land."
Pastor M Allen

"don't be perplexed by what you're
seeing and hearing, for many of
these religious leaders are parading
around as if they know me."
The Governmental leadership of
this country, be that PLP or FNM,
will always face the same giants
because of the foreign gods and
pagan altars that they've allowed to
fill the land.
The church, which is supposed to
be the most powerful organism in
the land, is powerless against these
gods because of its many compro-
mising religious leaders. Listen, and
remember this! "The hardest spirit
to drive out is the one that we've
invited in." We have sold our Godly
heritage for the tourist dollar; as a
result we've invited the many spirits
of these foreign investors who used
their financial means to gain and
have free course in this once God

fearing country.
These spirits operate in many
facets. their sole purpose is to rule
and reign; one of their methods is to
distract the leadership with money
and riches whiles the spirits of death
and destruction have their way
among the youth of the nation.
Stop! Take a good look and see
how many of our young men and
women have died senseless, tragic
deaths in the past 10 -15 years. The
many theologians and scholars
we've got throughout this country
love the idea of being called upon
to speak on and dissect the fruit of
the many problems that are now
being harvested here in these
Bahama Islands.
I am persuaded that one or two
dynamics are at work as it relates to
some these spiritually blind/dead
theologians and scholars of today.
1 They've spent countless hours
talking and praying their powerless
prayers about the fruit of the
nation's problems and but are
unable to deal with the root which
produces the fruit. If they would
humble themselves and do things
Yahweh's way and not their own
way, they would be able to kill the
root, which would eliminate the
2 There's so much division,
strife, competition and compromis-
ing among these religious knuckle
heads; to the point that they are in
no position to gain the victory in
this spiritual war that has been
unleashed upon the Bahamas.
But thanks be unto our heavenly
Father who has raised up young
sons and daughter for a time such as
this. These are the anointed ones
who've got the revelation and pur-
pose of unity embedded in their
hearts. For we understand that it's
in our obedience to His word and in
our unity where God commands His
blessings upon the land and people.

Let's go to the clear path and stay
in the FOG (Favor of God)

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 powerful word. For questions
or comments contact us via E-
mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or
ph. 351-7368 or 441-2021.



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Thursday, Mav 17, 2007 PG 31

Do you know

neighbour's n




the book of Judges is a little known
story about the peril of living selfishly,
which has relevance most profound, to
all of us who 'live and move and have our being'
in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas at this cru-
cial moment in our historical development as a
"And they took the things which Micah had
made, and the priest which he had, and came
unto Laish, unto a people that were quiet and
secure: and they smote them with the edge of the
sword, and burnt the city with fire. And there was
no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and
they had no business with any man: and it was in
the valley that lieth by Beth-rehob. And they
built a city and dwelt therein." (Judges 19:27-28,
Remember reading it?
It's about a community which dwelt in a district
called Laish.
Now, let me tell you about the dwellers in
Laish! They were a small community of farmers
and herdsman, who lived in a fertile valley in the
northern section of the promised land. They were
hard working, honest, and reliable folks, who cul-
tivated their crops and livestock, enjoying what
was then considered an enviable measure of
peace and prosperity. But they had one short-
coming selfishness. Complacent, comfortable
and satisfied, they had no treaties or alliances
with neighboring communities.
Well, the Danites, one of the tribes of ancient
Israel, lived in the south, in a rather barren strip
of land. So, in due course, they migrated north,
seeking arable land. To them, this fertile valley,
occupied by this peace loving community, loomed
as a most attractive prize. So, they went in and
seized it, encountering very little resistance from
the inhabitants of Laish!
Why did they prove such an easy prey for the
marauding Danites? The answer is at the hand!
They had no friends, no neighbours who would
come to their rescue when they came under
attack! So, having no one to assist them in com-
bat, they were easily deprived of the fertile valley
in which they had dwelt (in apparent security) for
a long time. Yes, their undoing was their lack of
good relationships with their neighbours!
Is there not an extremely important lesson for
us at this time? Does it not demonstrate, most
vividly, the butter importance of keeping in good
terms with our neighbours?
You know, growing up as a boy in Nassau, I
lived in a closely knit community 'on the hill top'.
Everyone knew his/her neighbours very well, and
they really 'looked out for each other', so much
so that we could go to sleep with doors unlocked


"As a pastor, it is my pleasant
responsibility to visit members
wherever they live. Sometimes
I go into a community and when
I knock on a door and ask,
"Do you know your neighbour's
name?" far too often the answer
is, "Rev, I don't know his/her
name"!!!! This is not good.
Certainly there is much to be
gained by knowing your
neighbours if only for your
own benefit!
Pastor JE Weir

and windows open 'to catch the cool breeze' (no
air-conditioning!), without a worry about anyone
"breaking in" and robbing or harming us in any
Yes, that was how "The Hill Toppers" lived (Sir
Cyril Fountain, Bishop Michael Eldon, Cynthia
'Mother' Pratt and Archdeacon Ranfurly Brown
all lived in that community).
Today the situation has radically changed in
many of our Bahamian communities! As a pastor,
it is my pleasant responsibility to visit members
wherever they live. Sometimes I go into a com-
munity and when I knock on a door and ask, "Do
you know your neighbour's name?" far too often
the answer is, "Rev, I don't know his/her
name"!!!! This is not good. Certainly there is
much to be gained by knowing your neighbours if
only for your own benefit!
Recently, in the normally quiet community in
which I reside here in Freeport, there was a brush
fire which rapidly destroyed all vegetation except
the hardy pine trees! It appeared that the home
of a neighbour of ours was on fire. Another alert
neighbour brought this to our attention. My wife
contacted the lady who resides there, who soon
rushed from work. Meanwhile, another neighbour
had called the Fire Department and soon a fire
engine was 'on the spot'.
Providentially, it transpired that the house was
not on fire! But, that experience certainly rein-
forced the importance of knowing and caring for
each other in the same neighbourhood or apart-
ment complex!
Now, Jesus taught the priority of being sensitive
to the needs and willingness to help our neigh-
bours in the parable of The Good Samaritan
(Luke 10:30-37). Moreover, He summed up the
esthetical teaching of the Law and the Prophets in
the two-fold exhortation to us, to love the Lord
our God with all our.heart, mind and strength and
to love our neighbour as much as we love our-
selves (Mark 12:28-32).
Concisely, the exhortation to love our neigh-
bour is next only to the command to love God.
And John bluntly challenged, "how can you claim
to love God whom you can't see if you don't love
your brother/sister (ie neighbour) whom you can
see?" (I John 4:16-20).
Now, we realize that we have to go back and
work alongside, and 'get along' with all those with
whom we had such sharp difference, in order to
build our young nation.
Just bear in mind that the entire population of
these Bahamian Islands about 320,000, does not
ever rank as a "big city" in the large nations with
their teeming millions!
So, again I ask you, "Do you know your neigh-
bour's name?" which, incidentally, is just another
way of asking, 'Do you love your neighbour?"
My friend, continue to walk in the light.

RF1I II hrdy My1,20 G3

REI Ir~lr)hl


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007

Religious leaders: Marry good governance

with high moral standards and ethics

Tribune Feature Writer

F aced with a previous gov-
ernment that was riddled
with accusations of cor-
ruption, and that faced
one scandal after another,
the Christian community in the
Bahamas is raising its voice and calling
on the new Government to marry
good governance with high moral stan-
dards and ethics.
They also encouraged the new
Government to be diligent in keeping
the promises it made to the people of
the Bahamas.
Voicing their expectations for the
new Government, religious leaders
from various denominations spoke
with Tribune Religion recently, and
while there were a range of concerns,
the general consensus was that there
needs to be a call toward greater

Kenris Carey, head of the Bahamas
Methodist Conference, said that
though elections often cause people in
the community, as well as in the
church, to be divided, the Government
should look to unify the Bahamian
community regardless of who they
voted for.
"I know that the Government brings
about divisions in the country, but
now that the election is over I expect
the Government to work real hard in
bringing our Bahamian people back
together again. I also expect this
Government to work in a timely fash-
ion to address the social ills of this
country, and I expect the church to join
in with the Government in attacking
the hate, greed and anger that seems to
be taking over the lives of our people.
"I want the Ministry of Social
Services to pay urgent attention to the
social ills connected to our children
and teenagers. Abuse of children is to
rampant in our city and Family

Islands, and I want some-
thing to be done about
this. I especially want the
Ministry of Youth and
Sports to be pro-active in
dealing with the young '1
boys and young men in
our country. This is great
big job, and I expect the
church to assist the
Government. as we have
done before, in bringing
about programmes that
will improve the lives of
our young men."
Moral standards and KEN
integrity, she also noted, U KENF
should be the
Government's greatest priority.
"I want the Government to have
integrity. Ministers and MPs must
maintain their standards, and as they
are public officers we expect them to
live their lives with the highest integri-
ty, sobriety, ethics and fair play, this is
so very important. We will pray that
God will guide them while in power
because God sets up governance.
"In this regard I will like the mem-
bers of the Government to be regular
in their church attendance and to live
honest and godly lives."
And if a government minister is
found to be consistently acting in a
way that is contrary to the moral con-
tract that has been signed with the
country'? Mrs Carey believes that swift
action is necessary.
"I would like to have that minister
removed immediately because the
young people are looking for standard
bearers and to let something like that
ride on will not do the country any

Allan Lee. senior i.istor o)
Abundant Life Bible Church. in an
interview with Tribune Religion. said
that he is verve iirm about the
Government subscribing to their
promises, and the answers that they
gave to the 12 questions that were

addressed to them prior to
the election.
"My expectations for
this new Government is to
see them endorse the
promises that were made
to the people, and of
course if this is done they
I will be commended."
Pastor Lee said.
One of the issues that
he wishes to see addressed
is the way in which immi-
grants ar:e handled once
they are captured.
"There are suggestions
S CAREY that were given as it
relates to immigration
that were presented to both
Governments PLP and FNM on
how immigration procedures could be
utilized and be a little humane in their
executions. This is one area that we
hope the Government would look
into. We also desire to see a
Government that is focused more on
the social ills that plague our people.
"We want to also be sure that the
important areas that we as pastors con-
sider to be important, such as sticking
to the preamble of our constitution,
and governing with the attitude of
observing the tradition of our
Christian principles, are maintained."
Pastor Lee took a different stance to
Mrs Carey however, when asked about
the repercussions of ministerial mis-
conduct. According to Pastor Lee, the
circumstances of the misdeed should
be taken into account when determin-
ing what disciplinary action should be
'I think that it depends on what was
done. There should be a proper proce-
dure to everything, exerxone makes
mistakes and errors of judgment.
Whatever it is I believe that they
should be given an opportunity for
rectemption, to say i'm sorry and that I
will not do it again, and apologize."

Pastor Reginald Saunders. minister

for Intercession and Counselling
Outreach Programmes, Bahamas
Christian Fellowship Church, who
spoke on behalf of Apostle Paul
Butler, listed their expectations for the
new Government.
To be men and women of integrity
Diligent in doing the people's busi-
Having appropriate conduct both
in public and-private
To report periodically on the
progress regarding promises made in
the national manifesto
To seek Godly counsel from pas-
tors of integrity.
To report to the public on the
progress made in their constituency.
To be God-fearing men in our

Congratulating the Government for
a peaceful election was Bishop
Gregory Kirkwood Minnis, senior pas-
tor of the New Jerusalem Kingdom
Ministries International.
Bishop Minnis said that he would
like to see immigration officials do
their best to assist those individuals
who were born in the Bahamas to for-
eign immigrants, to be granted citizen-
Representing the United Covenant
Churches of Christ International.
Bishop Minnis said that he would also
like for the Government to seek ways
in which they can help bring the
national grade average up to a "B' or
possibly to 'A'. This, he said, can only
be done if children are placed in i il-
er groups so that those who are behind
are aiven more attention to help them
catch up.
Like ;dl ;he other pastors, Bishop
Minnis saiu that integrity. ethics and
commitment are ail characteristics that
he hopes to see displayed amone gov-
ernment ministers.
He added also that he wishes Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham and his
'eam God s grace as they serve this

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