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By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN alleged case of victimisa-
tion was defused yesterday after
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham (pictured below) stepped
in personally to thwart an
attempt to remove a news ven-
dor from Rawson Square.
The vendor, Bertrand
Thurston, was first asked earli-
er this week to pack up his news
stand on the edge of the public
He told The Tribune that he
had good reason to believe the
move stemmed from a personal
vendetta against him by a senior
However, at the 11th hour, it
is claimed that Mr Ingraham
personally stepped in and told
the official "not to mess" with
and his liveli-
stand in the
by the eivil
;ervant's secretary earlier this
week and told that "Mr Ingra-
sam required that he move"
rom the popular spot.
Later, at a meeting with the
secretaryy in her office, Mr
Fhurston was informed that she
iad been directed by her boss
po request his removal as the
Ministry of Tourism was carry-
ing out a "beautification pro-
ject" in the downtown area,
which would encompass the
This information appeared to
be corroborated by a tape
recording, allegedly of that
meeting, heard by The Tribune.
Questions were raised, how-
ever, when a conversation with
officials at the Ministry of
Tourism proved that no such
project was underway, said the
vendor. This was later con-
firmed in a conversation
between The Tribune and
Gabriella Fraser, director of
communications at the ministry.
While minister Tommy Turn-
quest claimed the government
does have a project underway,
when asked whether this par-
ticular senior official would usu-
ally be the one to issue such
directives relating to Rawson
Square, he said: "I have no
Seeking to allay concerns,
however, he said: "There's only
one government. It doesn't mat-
ter who in the government does
it, but there's only one govern-
The minister said the official
may have been the wrong per-
son to issue the directive, but
added that his involvement in
attempts to move Mr Thurston
was "done innocently in my
While stressing that Mr
Thurston should not be vic-
timised, the minister continued
to stress that the square is "no
place for a news stand."
The official involved declined
Unexpectedly, the drama fur-
ther escalated when Mr
Thurston alleged the official
himself showed up at the stall,
asking Mr Thurston to "shut it
down and go to social services."
When Mr Thurston produced
his tape-recorder, the official
scurried away, he said.
Police Commissioner Paul
Farquharson said Mr Thurston
was not being victimised but
merely being asked to relocate.
Nonetheless, he was adamant
that Mr Thurston would be
required to move.
"There is a general clean-up
downtown and persons in
charge of those areas have
asked me to relocate Mr
Bertrand Thurston," he
However, asked who had told
him that Mr Thurston should
be removed from the square,
the Commissioner responded:
"I don't think I need to answer
Asked whether the official in
question would usually be
known to give such directives,
said: "I don't have any interest
in that at all."
Meanwhile, in a last-ditch
attempt to save the business
they have run for ten years, Mr
Thurston and his wife contacted
the Prime Minister's Office to
ask whether Mr Ingraham him-
self had been behind the origi-
nal request for his removal.
It was at this point that Mr
Ingraham is said to have driven
to the office of the official in
question and told him "not to
mess" with Mr Thurston and
"When we got to the Com-
missioner, at first he had said
he wanted to speak to us about
being relocated, but when we
got into the meeting he was like,
'OK y'all can stay'," said
Thurston. "He said it was a mis-
Mr Thurston's wife added of
Mr Ingraham:."He's really
impressive. He dealt with the
ANNA Nicole Smith's real net worth was last
night estimated at between $10-15 million by a US
investigator who has been working on her case for
the last six months.
Declared personal assets of only $10,000 and a
Los Angeles property worth around $700,000
mentioned in her will are only a small part of
her true fortune, the investigator said.
It was felt the bulk of her money could have
been stashed in a holding company called Crack-
er Incorporated, which US sources say could be
registered in the Cayman Islands.
"In my estimation, her current assets should be
around $10 million to $15 million. A company
called Cracker Incorporated was set up at around
the time the boat was bought in February," said
"My belief is that most of Anna Nicole's mon-
ey is in offshore accounts, probably in the Cayman
Islands and elsewhere."
The comments came in an exclusive interview
with The Tribune following shocked reaction to
the modest assets declared in the late cover girl's
A company called Hot Smoochie Lips, set up to
handle earnings from Anna Nicole's modelling
career, is now apparently defunct. But Cracker
Incorporated was reportedly established shortly
before Anna Nicole died in February during a trip
to Florida to buy a boat.
"Anna Nicole was worth far more than the
SEE page 2
Minister hails Royal
Oasis hotel purchase
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE FNM's new Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing yesterday hailed plans
for the multi-million dollar re-opening and
expansion of the Royal Oasis resort as the first
step to save Grand Bahama's economy in the
Harcourt Developers. it has been confirmed,
has entered into a $33 million contract to buy
the crisis-stricken resort.
The Irish property developer is now looking
at making a $150-$200 million investment in
upgrading the Royal Oasis. The upgrade will
eventually result in construction of an entirely
new hotel on the beach.
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, Mr
Laing, MP for Marco City, said the long-suf-
fering economy of Grand Bahama will imme-
diately be positively impacted as soon as work
on the resort begins.
. He said that any work to be done on the
property during this upgrading phase will mean
jobs for construction workers, and later when
the resort is up and running there will be per-
manent jobs and auxiliary benefits for all Grand
"We've seen what the loss of Royal Oasis
SEE page 8
By BRENT DEAN
and ASHLEY THOMPSON
ZNS employees were furious
yesterday when the TV station's
fire alarm failed during an
Fire trucks were alerted at
around 12.45pm as the smell of
smoke permeated the news-
When The Tribune arrived
on the scene, dozens of employ-
ees were standing outside the
One said that, while at work
in the building, he saw other
employees evacuating, was told
of the possible fire, and subse-
quently followed the crowd.
Another employee decried
working conditions at the
"Nothing working in the
building. Nothing," she said.
"They get us in the building
with nothing working no fire
The angry employee added
that some doors were locked,
raising questions about safety
if there were a real fire.
In giving the all-clear, after
an hour-long investigation
involving two fire trucks and
more than a dozen firefighters,
Supt Jeffrey Deleveaux said a
mechanical malfunction in an
air-conditioning unit was
responsible for the smell of
"When we arrived, there was
the strong odour of smoke in
the newsroom area. We pro-
ceeded to check all of the pos-
sible areas light ballast, the
air-conditioning system. We lat-
er discovered that a belt that
drives the compressor for the
air-conditioning system was
damaged, causing the smoke to
go up through the system in the
newsroom area," he said.
Everything was back to nor-
mal and there was no damage
beyond the belt in the air-con-
ditioning unit, he added.
Mr Deleveaux confirmed that
no alarm was activated, but sug-
gested that the intensity of the
smoke may have been at such a
low level that it would not have
been picked up by smoke detec-
However, working smoke
alarms can be triggered by a
small amount of smoke. If the
smell of smoke was strong
enough to evacuate the build-
ing, and have the fire authorities
called, alarms in the building
may need to be inspected, said
Attempts to contact general
manager Anthony Foster were
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CAPTAIN Hernan ZinI, master of Royal Caribbean
International's newest ship, Liberty of the Seas,
hosted chief councillor David Dean, among oth-
ers, on Saturday, May 15 for the traditional
plaque and key presentation welcoming the ship
on her maiden voyage to the Bahamas, where
she called on Coco Cay in the Berry Islands.
The world's largest cruise ship, weighing in at
160,000 Gross Registered Tons, has a capacity
of 3,634 guests, an onboard surf simulator and
cantilevered whirlpools. From left to right (front
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She is survived by her husband, Trevor Outten; father,
Andrew Whyms; mother, Pam; two daughters, Terez,
Trevoica; three sons, Travis, Trevano, Trevor Jr;
three brothers, Mark, Jamal, Jermir; sisters, Kelly,
Natasha, Vemake; grandparents, Maggelita Knowles,
Neville, Joseph Knowles; mother-in-law, Julie Outtent
other relatives, Mikey, Andrew, Anita, Jemita Pinkey,
a host of other relatives.
row): Craig Milan, president, Royal Celebrity
Tours; Captain Hernan Zini, master of Liberty
of the Seas; David Dean, chief councillor; Chris-
tine Sanders, councillor; Kevin Wallace, deputy
councillor and Ministry of Tourism representa-
tive, t.e Berry Islands. Back row: Aleksandar
Krstalc, chief engineer, Coco Cay; Glnea Wil-
son, site manager, Coco Cay; Raimund
Gschnaider, hotel director of Liberty of the Seas;
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Even though
an agreement to purchase Roy-
al Oasis has been signed, mer-
chants at the International
Bazaar are a bit concerned
about the "vagueness" of Fri-
Bazaar store owner Della
Thomas said that the informa-
tion that appeared in the news-
papers was not as reassuring as
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a resident of Stew Fish Road, formerly Hermitage
Exuma, died at Princess Margaret Hospital.
She is survived by her father, Neville McNeil Clarke;
mother, Ruth Philistia Clarke; one son, Mario Godet;
three brothers, Lynden Clarke, Nemiah Clarke,
Cleveland Clarke; eight sisters, Harriet Madar,
Cleomi Clarke, Janice Ferguson, Susan Clarke;
grandparents, Carolyn Clarke, Philistia Harriot; three
aunts, Lecita McPhee, Ida Clarke, Urella Anderson;
two uncles, Randolf Curry, Rudolf Curry.
she had expected, after two and
a half years of uncertainty.
Harcourt Development Ltd,
an Irish development company,
announced that it had contract-
ed to purchase the Royal Oasis
Resort in Freeport. The com-
pany stated that it had agreed
terms with Lehman Brothers
Holdings and was keen to begin
restoration of the resort.
Since the closure of the
resort in 2004, more than half of
the businesses in the Interna-
tional Bazaar have closed, and
those that remained open have
downsized their operations and
staff to keep their doors open.
Ms Thomas, operator of
Island Galleria, is among the
small percentage of merchants
who have struggled to keep
their businesses open at the
She said many storeowners
have grown weary because
many initial announcements of
a sale for Royal Oasis never
materialised. She thanked the
residents for their support dur-
ing difficult times.
"I have read several times in
the newspapers that the deal is
about to be close . and I've
read (Friday's) article withgreat
care, and the wording (in the
latest announcement) leads me
to believe that the sale isn't
absolutely final," she said.
"We were hearing rumours
prior to the election that the
hotel was actually sold, and that
negotiations have been finalised
and documents signed. But, Fri-
day's article didn't leave me 100
per cent sure that negotiations
were complete and that any-
'thing had been signed. It is a
little bit disturbing because we
thought that that had been
done," said Ms Thomas.
Tourism Minister Neko
Grant could not confirm the
sale, but said he believes that
the reopening of Royal Oasis
would revitalise the tourism
industry in Grand Bahama.
"I am not able to comment
on the statement (by Harcourt)
as I have not seen it, but I can
say that the government is
appreciative of what this
reopening can do to revitalize
the tourism product, as well as
the Grand Bahama economy.
So we welcome the opening as
soon as possible," he said.
Chris Payne, vice president
of International Bazaar Own-
er's Association, welcomes the
news, but said that everything is
still very vague at moment as
to what Harcourt's plans are for
"I think that from the Bazaar
owners' perspective it is good
news, and to know that finally
the purchase is being complet-
ed, or in the process of being
completed, must bode well in
terms of the International
"How exactly it would
impact the Bazaar, we don't yet
know. But I would imagine we
will be having some discussions
with the Harcourt Group in the
foreseeable future of perhaps
how we can work together.
"Everything is very vague at
the moment in that we, in the
Bazaar, don't know the inten-
tions of Harcourt regarding the
Bazaar. I think we certainly
understand their interest in
developing the whole area, but
again, we don't know the
details. But, we understand
that part of development
would encompass the Bazaar,
or the property on which the
Bazaar stands," he said.
Mr Payne, owner of Paradise
Jewels in the Bazaar, said it has
been a long, hard road for mer-
chants at the International
"It's been two and a half
years of uncertainty and many'
initial announcements as we all
know. We are hoping for some-
thing concrete to come out of
this, as I am sure do many of
the ex-employees of Royal
Mr. Payne said it is still too
premature to say whether those
former store owners will return
to reopen their businesses.
"I am sure that will be case,
but until we speak to Harcourt
about how they envisage the
overall concept of the Bazaar, it
is a bit premature to say that. If
the Bazaar stays in its existing
form, I don't think it would be
difficult to get them to all come
back, but we also expect there
will be interest by new parties,"
Anna Nicole monies
FROM page one
will revealed," said the source,
"Apart from anything else, she
is still getting royalties from a
lot of her endorsements. And
it is known that she kept tens of
thousands of dollars in cash
wherever she went."
Concern is also being.
expressed over witnesses at the
Daniel Smith inquest due to
open in Nassau next week.
US sources believe both Jack
Harding, an American private
eye, and Anna Nicole's friend
Jackie Hatten should be called
to give evidence.
Harding was consulted by
Daniel shortly before the 20-
year-old left California for the
Bahamas last September to see
his newborn sister, Dannielynn.
He died at his mother's hospital
bedside the morning after his
arrival in Nassau.
Harding has already said on
cable television that Daniel was
afraid of Howard K Stern,
Anna Nicole's lawyer, who is
still living at Horizons on the
Eastern Road, and concerned
about his own relationship with
One source said: "Harding is
willing to travel to the Bahamas
to give evidence. Jackie has
already been to Nassau. She
had known Anna and Daniel
forever, and could give evidence
about their behaviour."
It is also thought that Ray
Martino, who looked after
Daniel when Anna Nicole and
Stem left the US for Nassau last
summer, should be called. He
would tell the inquest that
Daniel had no history of drug-
taking, the source claimed.
Meanwhile, US sources close
to the Anna Nicole story say
Stern has applied for residency
in the Bahamas, but this has not
been officially confirmed.
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The current
tourism promotion and adver-
tising campaign is inadequate
to address Grand Bahama
Island's needs, according to
In his first public appear-
ance in Grand Bahama since
being sworn in as Minister of
Tourism, Mr Grant said that
there is little awareness in key
markets of what the island has
"In fact, one can say Grand
Bahama is practically invisi-
ble in the marketplace. We
therefore need a bigger bang
for our buck in our offshore
promotions," he said on
Thursday at the tourism office
Mr Grant also noted that
there is an urgent need for
increased airlift, sustained
cruise business and new
During 2006, he said,
217,431 passengers came to
Freeport on a total 6,927
flights with average load fac-
tor of 50 per cent.
A total of 174,869 passen-
gers came by cruise vessel
compared to 297,652 passen-
gers in 2005. Mr Grant said
there is also the need to devel-
op a strategy for sustainable
cruise business between Flori-
da and Grand Bahama.
The tourism minister said
that additional new invest-
ments in beachfront resort
properties are needed to help
boost tourism arrivals and
revitalise the hotel industry.
"This means recouping
existing room losses while
attracting airlift necessary to
support established as well as
the additional anticipated
demand of the island's
planned investments," he said.
Minister Grant said Grand
Bahama will remain a priori-
ty of the government and will
receive the urgent attention
of his ministry.
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama Police have reported
a recent increase in theft of
building materials at various
construction and residential
building sites on the island.
Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said that police have
recovered a significant amount
of stolen property and have
made several arrests in recent
He noted that a greater per-
centage of thefts are occurring
at residential building sites
located in remote, or sparsely
populated areas, particularly
during dark evening hours.
Mr Rahming said that
builders should take adequate
measures to secure building
materials while left unattend-
ed, by installing fencing, proper
lighting, guard dogs, and secu-
Even though the economy is
relatively slow, the construction
industry is booming on Grand
Pastor granted 'strip
club' licence hearing
IN his fight to have an alleged
strip club closed, a local pastor
has been granted a new hearing
to exclusively consider the oper-
ating licences of the establishment,
potentially moving him one step
closer to permanently shutting
down a place he regards as a moral
The Rev Cedric Moss, who has
led the fight to have the out-west
club closed since December, 2005,
made these remarks in a press
release after his latest hearing in
front of the Licensing Authority
Rev Moss maintains that the
club is a not only a strip-joint, but
is also "allied with the commercial
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT With the
island's economy still in a down-
turn, Grand Bahamians are
hoping that the FNM govern-
ment will take steps to reduce
the high cost of living and doing
This was one of the many
election promises the FNM had
made in Grand Bahama, which
has suffered greatly over the
past five years due to the clo-
sure of a major resort and many
Residents have put their trust
in the FNM, and Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, who has
promised once again to turn-
around Grand Bahama's weak-
ened economy, reduce unem-
ployment, and create jobs for
Grand Bahama experienced
tremendous economic growth
under the first FNM govern-
ment between 1992 and 2002,
as result of the billions of the
dollars in investments in
Today, Freeport residents are
struggling to survive in a
depressed economy, coupled
with a high cost of living.
Now, residents say, rent, elec-
tricity, food, and gas prices have
Many have been forced to
leave the island in search of
jobs, and others have lost their
businesses, homes, vehicles, and
property over the last five years.
Freeport resident Bernard
Dawkins is pleased that the
FNM government has decided
to create a ministry to deal
specifically with Grand Bahama
"Grand Bahama and
Freeport are very different from
New Providence, and I com-
mend the government for cre-
ating a ministry to deal with
issues for Grand Bahama," he
Mr Dawkins believes that a
major issue confronting resi-
dents is the high cost of living
and operating a business in
"The rent and utility prices
are too, high here, and we also
need to get the prices in the
supermarkets and wholesale
stores down, as well as the cost
of health care reduced," he said.
Mr Dawkins, who is a chef
by profession, said that it is
extremely difficult operating a
business in Freeport, and com-
plained that business licence
"The board has finally decided
to hold a special sitting to exclu-
sively consider my request," Rev
"In my view, the way this mat-
ter has been, and continues to be
handled by the board, proves that
a majority of the board members
are indifferent to my allegations,"
"Further, it is my view that there
seems to be an intentional 'turning
a blind eye' to the abundance of
documents and information pre-
sented to the board, and that is in
the public domain, all of which
substantiate these claims."
Rev Moss publicly challenged
fees are too high.
"The licence fees alone kill
you, and on top of that you
have overhead expenses. And
so something needs to be done
to get the (Grand Bahama Port
Authority) to reduce its busi-
ness licence fees, and the cost of
utilities to facilitate businesses
in Grand Bahama," he said.
"I had a business and wanted
to go back to it, but when you
look at what is it going to cost
you, it is not worth it because
some days you can't pay staff,
or buy inventory because every-
thing in Grand Bahama is just
In Freeport, motorists are
also burdened with high gas
prices, which have soared to
nearly $5 per gallon.
Tourism arrivals in Freeport
are down and residents are
depending on the FNM gov-
ernment to revitalise the island's
"I am so glad that Grand
Bahama has gotten another
minister of tourism; we did have
it with Obie Wilchcombe, but
he didn't seem to push Grand
Bahama," said Mr Dawkins.
"The International Bazaar is
dead and Port Lucaya is not
doing that well either the busi-
the board's chairman, Louis
Hanchell, to defend his and board-
's actions surrounding the club.
"I believe that the board's chair-
man is obliged to provide an
explanation regarding the reason
that this matter was apparently
ignored until this year, and why
it is taking so long for them to
make a decision one way or the
other. I maintain that the longer
this matter drags on, the more one
is forced to wonder why seeming-
ly preferential treatment is being
given to the club and its opera-
tors," he said.
When contacted by The Tri-
buhe, Mr Hanchell declined to
speak publicly regarding Rev
nesses there are starved for
tourists," he said.
Mr Dawkins said that many
persons were forced to leave
the island when the Royal Oasis
He said many went to Exu-
Moss's public comment sur-
rounding the controversy.
Though the club is widely
known as a venue for exotic danc-
ing, the vindication of the strip-
pers and staff of the now defunct
Butterfly Club in 2005, on similar
charges, raises questions as to
whether or not nude dancing is
illegal in The Bahamas.
And, the fact that the club has
remained open, despite possibly
being in contravention of the law,
may suggest that, like gambling,
many Bahamians have a more per-
missive attitude towards nude
dancing. The new hearing regard-
ing the club's licence is scheduled
for June 6 at 3pm.
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ma, Nassau, Abaco, and even
the Turks and Caicos, in search
He stressed that the high cost
of living must be addressed in
order to encourage people to
relocate back to Freeport.
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Accounting. Finance or Economics major) as their field of study,
2. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all time.
3. Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at the Bank within three weeks at the end of each
4. The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per week (part time) and four (4) months per year
(full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and any other month (or parts thereof) whilst
pursuing full time studies at COB.
5. The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed at the Bank. ,
6. The candidate should choose course electives after consultation with the Program Administrator at the
7. The candidate will report to and consult with the Program Administrator who is responsible for supervision,
work assignments, advice, release of payments and all other administrative and supervisory details.
8. The candidate must be "drug free" throughout the entire four (4) year contract period.
9. The candidate should register for and successfully complete twelve (12) credits per semester as a full time
10. The candidate cannot be employed by a third party during the four (4) year period.
11. The candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program.
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited will pay for the following costs whilst the candidate is enrolled as a student at
1. Tuition and fees at COB up to $2,500.00 per annum.
2. A Housing Allowance of $1,700.00 (year one), $1,800.00 (year two), and $2,000.00 (year three).
3. A Transportation Allowance of $1.500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and $1,600.00 (year three).
4. A Book Allowance of $1000.00 per annum.
5. Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of $800.00 per annum (year one) and $1,500.00 per annum (year
6. Health Insurance (provided the candidate submits to a medical examination by the Bank's medical doctor
prior to commencing Apprenticeship Program)
7. Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Islands $3,000.00 (year one), $3,200.00 (year two). and
$3.500.00 (year three).
1. No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate during the selection process.
2. The Bank shall have no obligation towards the candidate with regards to employment or scholarships at the
end of the four (4) year contract period
E) PROGRAM OUTLINE
The Apprenticeship Program has a duration and contract period of four (4) years as follows:
YEAR 1: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 2: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 3: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 4: Full time employment with the Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank's discretion.
In lieu of salary, the Benefits as per Paragraph C are paid during the first three years of the program. During
the fourth year, a salary will be paid in lieu of tuition, fees and allowances (adjusted for cost of living Increases).
NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in COB are not eligible.
,71 *. ,, <. 11// 19.9 : 5.
Twelve years and there are still tears
Tears of missing you day after day and year after year
Tears of joy reflecting on all the wonderful years .
Tears of peace and thanks for all you gave and still give us from iFay up there
We feel you Daddy is so many ways -, *
Your love is so strong and will never go away '..
We love you so much Daddy and so glad that you're still here.
Yes still here, right in our hearts. where you will always be
Da after day and year after year
With lots of joy and still some tears
We love you Daddy take your rest
We know that Jesus oves you best
Gone but not forgotten
Remembered, loved and missed by: wife, Anna; children, Virginia, Andrea, Kay,
Austin II, Robert and Joy, family and friends
PAGE 4, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007
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A handshake closes the past
JEWISH American veteran Shep Wald-
man knew exactly what he would do when he
came face to face with the former enemy at
the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat in
Approaching a German veteran equally
burdened by age and war memories, the for-
mer U.S. Army sergeant let out a friendly
greeting: "Comrade," he said.
"Comrade," pondered Alois Wuerzer,
struggling with the English, a puzzled look on
his face. Then his weary eyes lit up.
"Kamerad," he repeated which in Ger-
man also means "friend."
Weathered hands stretched out, and one of
the past century's bitterest divides was
bridged with a hearty handshake.
"Fortunately, we survived it all," said
Wuerzer, 85, his ruddy cheeks shining as the
two sized each other up amid the pristine
peaks of the Bavarian Alps.
The men were brought together by The
Greatest Generations Foundation of Den-
ver, which seeks to give veterans the oppor-
tunity to visit old battlegrounds. Arranging a
meeting with German vets was controver-
sial, as was moving deep into Germany a
journey that chilled some of the 23 Americans
and Canadians in the group.
Standing at the Eagle's Nest, another Jew-
ish American veteran could not bring himself
to join in the reconciliation.
"I was not going to get involved in that,"
said former Pfc. Cy Marmelstein, who had
already taken a big emotional step by enter-
ing Germany again for the first time since
World War II.
The encounter at the Eagle Nest took place
May 12, and the veterans had already toured
England, Normandy, Belgium and Luxem-
bourg before heading to southeastern Ger-
many among thousands of U.S. veterans
visiting Europe ahead of the June 6 anniver-
sary of the D-Day invasion of 1944.
Marmelstein, in his 80s, has long controlled
his feelings. But being in Germany again and
visiting Adolf Hitler's mountain redoubt
brought his anguish to the surface.
"Peace with the people? It is hard," he
whispered. "I know they are not from the
same generation, but it is a hard thing," he
said, explaining he had relatives who died in
Marmelstein's attitude largely stems from
the events of April 13, 1945, when he walked
into Buchenwald concentration camp two
days after it was liberated by the U.S. Army.
There, soldiers found some 21,000 starving
survivors and piles of corpses, some partially
burned; the Nazi SS and their helpers had
fled. About 56,000 people had died or been
slain in the camp.
"Buchenwald was the primary scar,"
Marmelstein said. "You can see it on TV but
once you were there with the smells, it is
indescribable. It has always been with me. It
is not in the forefront of my mind, but it is
After the war, Marmelstein sold air condi-
tioning in Florida before going into business
selling marble. He now lives in Pembroke
Pines retirement community in Florida.
There would be one constant, he said. "Per-
sonally, I would never, and I haven't to my
knowledge, purchased German goods."
Waldman's contact with the Holocaust was
less direct, although he said he knew Jews
who were persecuted before the war.
"For two years, the rabbi, it was all he
spoke about. It didn't quite register at that
moment. I could not visualize it," he said,
remembering his teenage days in Denver.
He volunteered for the Army in 1943 and
was sent to Europe. Near the end of the war,
he found himself in a German village in
street-to-street combat. Stepping around a
corner, he suddenly stood face to face with a
German soldier who was even more stunned.
"I saw him, I had him, he was meat as far as
I was concerned," Waldman, 83, remem-
bered. "His eyes popped, and that poor kid
was shivering and shaking. I said 'I can't kill
him. No way I can kill a young man like
Waldman told him to drop the gun and
run. The German did. Even though Wald-
man, then only 19, later killed a German in
hand-to-hand combat, his compassion never
left him. That made it easier to make peace
with himself, he said, and any enmity toward
the Germans slowly left him.
"I have gone through that," Waldman said
of.coming to terms with the horrors of war
and the Holocaust. "It took a long time, prob-
ably 20 years. Now, no more nightmares."
But time has not dulled his awareness of
what Jews faced under Hitler.
The Eagle's Nest, jutting out into the
mountain air at 6,017 feet, has been turned
into a visitors' centre with a restaurant, ter-
races and souvenir shop. Little reminds peo-
ple of the dark past, when Hitler was plotting
On his last day in Germany, he went to a
commemoration at the Dachau concentra-
tion camp, and read the Kaddish, the Jewish
memorial prayer for the dead.
"I am glad I went," Waldman said.
The handshake also left its mark in Kiss-
legg, Bavaria, where Wuerzer, a former
senior non-commissioned officer in the
Wehrmacht, is enjoying retirement.
"I was so totally surprised" by the hand-
shake, Wuerzer said. "They are good peo-
ple. It is good for two enemies to talk to one
(This article was written by RAF Casert,
Associated Press Writer).
EDITOR, The Tribune.
On Thursday, May 17, 2007, I
read with dismay and concern, a
Tribune article concerning a
shooting that took place at the
residence of Mr Perry Christie's
mother-in-law. In the article,
The Tribune reported that Mrs
Bernadette Christie "expressed
her profound displeasure at the
way in which the matter was
being handled by the police" as
Mrs Christie felt that there was
a "lack of interest" on the part
of certain officers. I can cer-
tainly empathize with her frus-
tration, as I recently lost my
youngest son, Jamieson. On
December 17, 2006, Jamieson
was strangled to death on Par-
adise Island. Despite conclusive
medical evidence, the police
have still not classified my son's
death as a homicide. The so-
called "investigation" has been
stagnant for months, and I can-
not even get the police to return
my phone calls. It seems as if
law and order have ceased to
exist in The Bahamas and the
rampant crime that plagues our
streets will eventually destroy
our wonderful country.
to our pollution
EDITOR, The Tribune.
AS a long term "temporary"
residents of New Providence
due to work commitments, my
wife and I have come to enjoy
many of the advantages of living
in Nassau. Family and friends
are envious; and so they should
be; it's the Bahamas.
We consider ourselves as
"locals"; and as locals we deal
with the frustrations of living
here, such as the out of control
traffic congestion, hurricane
shutters and the unbelievable,
un-policed, peace shattering din
of the Sunday night Motorcy-
cle Grand Prix. While one
remains frustrated, there is
always the many positive
aspects of living here to soothe
away such irritations, such as
the friendliness of the people
and the clear warm waters.
The-one thing that we strug-
gle to come to any terms with is
the proliferation of garbage
across this lovely island and
more specifically in the waters
surrounding it. Perhaps unno-
ticed by the tourists whose
immediate surroundings are
undoubtedly carefully mani-
cured and who we doubt are
the prime perpetrators anyway,
rubbish is strewn everywhere
to be eventually scavenged by
marauding packs of dogs, hap-
hazardly picked up by garbage
contractors or washed out to
We are fortunate enough to
live right on the beach. Warm
evenings and glorious sunsets
are simply magic. Each day, in
an attempt to "do our bit" to
keep the island (and planet)
beautiful, we gather on average
a trash can full of rubbish from
our section of the beach.
Garbage that has either been
washed up during the night, or
that has been mindlessly dis-
carded by persons enjoying the
beach during the day.
This litter comprises anything
from beer bottles (Heineken
seems to be the favourite), plas-
tic cups, building materials, life
jackets (two so far no sign of
owners!), broken glass, Ken-
tucky Fried wrappings, plastic
bags (the standard practice here
of double bagging everything is
in itself unfathomable) to bro-
ken glass and hypodermic
The beach quickly becomes
a veritable minefield especial-
ly for any toddlers.
With the weather warming
up, and the beaches becoming
more inviting (especially "ours"
because it's litter free) more
families are attracted to enjoy
the natural beauty of the island.
Yesterday was no exception.
A number of large families
gathered and spent a carefree
afternoon by the sea. It was
obvious that any concern for
the environment was not at the
forefront of their minds. Beer
(Heineken) was drunk in copi-
ous quantities, with the empties
then tossed out to sea. Those
that bobbed in the gentle swell
became targets for other bot-
tles to be thrown at. There was
little thought given to any impli-
cation of these actions. Maybe
their children's feet have soles
They left the beach. They left
Colonel Sanders for the dogs.
They left a trail of litter indis-
criminately discarded as they
staggered to their cars. They left
having had a good day.
The sad thing is that this was
by no means an isolated inci-
Keeping the island beautiful,
if these actions are any indica-
tion, is almost a lost cause. Just
keeping it clean seems to be a
struggle, not just for the enjoy-
ment of the tourists but for the
locals as well. It really doesn't
take much. But it starts with
anyone who is lucky enough to
We shall continue to clean
the beach, because it's the right
thing to do. We would rather
not have to. The world's envi-
ronment is fragile.
However, it will be around
long after we have all passed,
and will eventually recover.
People come to the Bahamas
thinking that they will be enjoy-
ing one of the few remaining
"paradises". It is sad to think,
however, that while this may be
true for other islands in the
Bahamas, New Providence
appears to be struggling with
Paradise Island doesn't count.
We doubt if you will find a lot
of discarded litter there. It's
probably on its way to "our"
beach right now.
G & D SPENCE
'shoot it straight'
NOTICE is hereby given that JOHANNE CADEAU
GOLDEN GATES No.2, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 12th day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I CANT help but wonder if
the PLP is trying to fool them-
selves or the public with its
recent campaign thanking the
people of The Bahamas for its
"popular vote". This very
same campaign of deceit,
which doctors the numbers
and the statistics, played a sig-
nificant role in the PLP's
defeat at the polls earlier this
Whereas it is indeed possi-
ble for one party to win the
general elections while the
other party wins the popular
vote, this did not happen on
May 2, 2007.
The FNM won the majority
of seats: FNM 23; PLP 18.
The FNM won the popular
vote: FNM 68,547 (49.82%);
PLP 64,637 (46.98%);
BDM/Ind. 4,394 (3.19%)
The people of The Bahamas
deserve an honest and forth-
right opposition that is willing
to shoot it straight with the
people. There is no place in
this twenty-first century
Bahamas for the kind of trick-
ery and deceit contained in
this recent message by the
RUSSELL N BARNETT
THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MAYB 19, 2007,APAGEW5
TEACHERS and stu-
dents of the Gambier Pri-
mary School held a special
programme on Wednesday
morning in recognition of
their special guests from the
Royal Bahamas Defence
The military organisation,
through its 'Adopt-A-
School' programme, chose
several years ago to become
intimately involved with the
school, and in so doing ren-
ders assistance whenever
On this occasion, the stu-
dents put on spectacular
performances as the com-
mander of the Defence
Force, Commodore Clifford
Scavella made his first offi-
cial visit to the school.
Gabrielle Rolle, a six-
year-old first grader was
excellent in her role as mis-
tress of ceremonies, as she
led the programme.
Students from the various
classes entertained the
guests, which included par-
ents and officers from the
school's Parent Teachers
encouraged the children to
continue to maintain a high
standard of education, and
commended Mrs Paulamae
Bethel, principal of the
school, and her staff for pro-
ducing excellent students.
He afterwards congratu-
lated the sixth grade stu-
dents, and presented them
The commodore also
pledged his continued sup-
port to the school, and
vowed that the Defence
Force will assist in whatever
way they can.
Since the programme was
formally established in 1995,
members of the Defence
Force have purchased
school supplies, playground
equipment, computers and
their accessories, vided.
machines and television.
12:30 Bullwinke & Friends
1:00 King Leonardo
1:30 The Fun Farm
2:30 The 411
3:00 Matinee: "Other Women's
4:30 Sports Desk
5:00 Cricket World
5:30 Gillette World Sports
6:00 In This Corner
6:30 Sports Lifestyle
7:00 The Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Native Show
8:00 Tropical Beat
9:00 Movie: "Steel Chariots"
11:00 The Bahamas Tonight
11:30 Late Night Movie: "Runaway
6:30am Community Pg. 1540AM
8:00 In His Image: Change
8:30 The Bible Study Hour
9:30 The Voice That Makes
10:00 Effective Living
10:30 This Is The Life
11:00 Zion Baptist Church
1:00 Adventists Speak
2:00 Gillette World Sports
2:30 Sports Desk
3:00 Taking Dominion
3:30 Ernest Angley Ministries
4:30 Temple Fellowship
5:00 Walking In Victory
6:00 One Cubed
6:30 This Week In The Bahamas
7:00 The Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Practical Principles
8:00 Higher Ground
8:30 Ecclesia Gospel
9:00 "My Breastt"
11:00 Bahamas Tonight
11:30 New Dimension
12m/n Movie: "The Amy Fisher
1:30 Community Pg. 1540AM
N 1 s
Five plead not guilty
over fraud charges
FIVE people were arraigned
together in Magistrate's Court
yesterday on fraud charges.
Kenricka Sands, 21, Elliot
Minns, 32, Jace Mackey, 23,
Damarlus Curry, 25, and
Lechante Wright, 23, were
arraigned before Magistrate
Guillimena Archer at court 10
in Nassau Street yesterday on
charges of conspiracy to com-
mit fraud, conspiracy to com-
mit forgery, forgery, uttering a
false document and fraud by
It was alleged that on
Wednesday, May 9, the accused
conspired to commit fraud by
A second charge claimed that
on the same day the accused
OFFICERS and marines of
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force can expect to see an
improvement in salaries, a res-
olution of their health insurance
coverage issue and more boats
and aircraft, National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest
As he toured the Defence
Force's base at Coral Harbour,
accompanied Mrs Elma Camp-
bell, Minister of State for Immi-
gration and Commodore Clif-
ford Scavella, Mr Turnquest
said the government is commit-
ted to giving the Defence Force
"the care and attention it
"We will take care of you,
and we expect you to take care
of our country," he told officers
and marines. "I now challenge
you to recommit and rededicate
yourselves to the lofty ideals of
this great institution, as we now
strengthen our partnership to
enable you to bring true mean-
ing to the words of your motto:
'Guarding our heritage.'"
"The government and our
nation thank you," Mr Turn-
quest told Defence Force offi-
cers. "We have come through
a fractious campaign in which
you were called upon to choose
sides. But, choice is the essence
of democracy. The election is
now over and, as Bahamians,
we need to now work together
in the interest of developing our
Bahamas and serving our peo-
He said that the state could
not pay for the courage, indus-
try and determination of
Defence Force officers.
"The state, however,.to the
extent that resources permit,
conspired to commit forgery.
It was further alleged that on
or about Wednesday, May 9,
the accused, being concerned
together with the intent to
defraud, forged a First
Caribbean International Bank
draft #526451 in the amount of
$311,500 purporting it to be
It was also alleged that on the
same day at Paradise Island,
being concerned together, the
accused uttered a First
Caribbean International Bank
draft #526451 in the amount of
On the charge of fraud by
false pretences, it was alleged,
that on May 9, at Paradise
Island, the accused, being con-
cerned together with the intent
to defraud, obtained from
Kabana Boutique a at the Roy-
al Towers in Atlantis, goods in
the amount of $311,500 by
means of false pretences.
The accused all pleaded not
guilty to the charges.
All, except Curry, were grant-
ed bail in the sum of $30,000
with two sureties.
Curry was denied bail and
remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison because, according to the
prosecution, the accused was
already on bail for charges of a
The matter was adjourned to
A 35-year-old woman was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday charged with cocaine
It was alleged that Elizabeth
Florence Francis of Summer
Haven was found on Thursday,
May 17 in possession of a quan-
tity of cocaine which authori-
ties believed she intended to
supply to another.
Francis, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Renee McK-
ay, at court six in Parliament
Street, pleaded not guilty to the
The prosecution alleges that
she was found in possession of
six grams of marijuana. Francis
was granted bail in the sum of
$7,500 and the matter was
adjourned to June 5 for a hear-
NATIONAL Security Minister Tommy Tumquest is greeted by Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Clifford Scavella during his tour of the Coral Harbour base on Wednesday.
ought to be committed to
demonstrating its appreciation
to you in a tangible and mean-
ingful way," he said. "That is
why the process to review your
salaries and to improveyyour
terms and conditions of service
is so important. 5r ; ,
"The matter of your medical
insurance must be resolved
once and for all. The govern-
ment is committed to providing
training opportunities to offi-
cers and marines and we will
complete the Defence Force
Training Centre, to facilitate
ongoing training in technical
and academic disciplines."
Mr Turnquest said that in
order to carry out its mandate,
the Defence Force needs ade-
"There is no doubt that the
absence of boats the greatest
problem that the Defence Force
has," he said. "We are commit-
ted to upgrading and expand-
ing the Defence Force fleet and
I will soon be meeting with the
commodore and relevant offi-
cers to develop a plan to
upgrade your fleet, and be able
to prioritise and schedule these
assets in a phased manner."
He thanked the government
of the United States for its
donation of four, 40-foot patrol
vessels. The vessels are to be
delivered later this year. Mr
Turnquest called it a "true
expression" of the excellent
relations between the two coun-
He said he was "acutely
(BIS photo: Raymond A Bethel).
aware" that sea-going assets
alone cannot effectively patrol
the 100,000 square miles of
Mr Turnquest said he has
been advised that the Air Wing
had "operational difficulties in
recent times and I understand
that the one aircraft is now
"We need to strengthen the
Air Wing and make it more
functional," he added.
The primary threats to
national security drug traf-
ficking, illegal immigration and
poaching come through the
southern Bahamas. Strategical-
ly, Mr Turnquest said, "we must
ing date to be set.
A 39-year-old East Street
man pleaded guilty to a mari-
juana possession charge yester-
day. It was alleged that Levi
Hepburn was found on Thurs-
day, May 17, in possession of a
quantity of marijuana.
According to the prosecution,
Hepburn was found in posses-
sion of five grams of the drug.
Hepburn was arraigned
before Magistrate Renee McK-
ay at court six in Parliament
He was fined $500 after
pleading guilty to the drug
charge. Failure to pay the fine
will result in a six-month prison
choke off this access lane."
"It is therefore the govern-
ment's intention to move swift-
ly in making sure that the base
in Inagua is fully operational
and staffed from which regular
patrols can be taken. We have
talked about this for too long.
Plans were in place in 2002 to
build this very important facili-
ty, and we will review and
update those plans as necessary
to effect this-important initia-
He also touched on the prob-
lem of illegal immigration,
describing it as a "major threat
to the security of our nation."
He pledged that he and Mrs
Campbell will work closely to
give policy direction to address
"The inclusion of immigra-
tion into our National Security
Ministry will no doubt foster
optimal utilisation of our
resources, through the facilita-
tion of joint planning, joint
investigations and joint opera-
tions to curb this problem."
In addition to the base at
Inagua, he said, the government
is also committed to establishing
and maintaining a permanent
presence for the Defence Force
in the northern Bahamas, as
well as upgrading the facilities at
This would include dredging
the harbour, the construction
of a new sea wall and the instal-
lation of a fuel farm.
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IM.I*nl*ster pledges Defence Force boost
PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007
By ASHLEY THOMPSON
MEMBERS of the Centre
for Independent Living are
making an appeal to the
Ingraham administration to
be allowed to live in the
Cheshire Home until a new
facility can be built.
The president of the cen-
tre, Jerome Thompson, says
that he is merely asking for
Cheshire Home, a former res-
idence for disabled Bahami-
ans, to be allowed "to serve
the purpose it was intended
He noted that this would be
especially beneficial to those
of the group in wheelchairs,
as the home is only five min-
utes away from their jobs on
Evicted from the Cheshire
Home two years ago, its pre-
vious residents have formed
the Centre for Independent
Living in an effort to create a
new disabled friendly facility
for adult Bahamians.
The centre is a non-profit
organisation for physically dis-
abled Bahamian adults. It was
founded on October 25, 2005.
The purpose of the organi-
sation is to provide residen-
tial facilities to give persons
with disabilities in the
Bahamas the freedom to be
directly involved with and in
charge of their own lives.
At the moment, the organ-
isation does not have any
facilities and until something
can be built, the members say
they must continue to reside
in an East Street apartment
that has not been made dis-
This apartment is far from
the Dolphin Drive workplace
of those in wheelchairs, and
it takes them an hour on busy
streets to wheel themselves to
The board of this organisa-
tion consists of the men who
were formerly residents of the
Cheshire Home, as well as
. members of Gerry's Kids
Their first meeting was held
on Thursday night and they
soon plan to begin fundraising
in the hope of building a facil-
ity on a piece of property they
are trying to acquire on Dol-
They have been helped by
Giorgio Baldacci in the plan-
ning and structural design of
the future facility.
But before beginning
fundraising, the organisation
is trying to make itself more
accessible to the public by
obtaining a vehicle and an
The Chesire Home was an
independent living facility
officially opened on March 26,
1991 on Dolphin Drive.
The money was raised by
the Rotary Club of East Nas-
sau. Once opened the keys
were handed over to the Cen-
tral Anglican Deanery.
The home was given the
name Chesire Home under
the Leonard Cheshire Foun-
dation International, found-
ed by British World War II
veteran, Leonard Cheshire.
*Many such homes have
been opened worldwide in
accordance with this man's
dream of physically disabled
persons having the chance to
live with others and indepen-
The Cheshire Home was
closed in 2005 because the
management no longer had
the ability to fund the facility.
The former PLP govern-
ment said they wanted to turn
it into a home for disabled
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M SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
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11:00OAM Rev.Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
11:00AM Pastor Sharon Loyley
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
10:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting
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EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Youth Service
7:00PM Earl Pinfer
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Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
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under the theme: "Practice Excellence". Further information may
be obtained from the Conference Office: 393-3726/2355
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In this photo provided by Fox Atomic, Robert Carlyle is chased by the infected in "28 Weeks Later." (AP Photo/Fox Atomic)
'Infectious' film gives
no pause for breath
no pase g
I CHOS 1 8 1VC
By JASON DONALD
28 WEEKS LATER
Starring: Catherine McCor-
mack, Robert Carlyle
2003's 28 Days Later, with its
modest budget, big box office
and multiple super-zombies was
certain to spawn a sequel.
And here we have it, set 28
weeks after the rage virus
escaped from a laboratory and
transformed the population of
Britain into the "infected" red
eyed, hot-heeled undead folk -
a million miles from your tradi-
tional "lumbering" zombie.
The original movie suffered
from the fact that, after a fan-
tastic opening sequence in
which Cillian Murphy awakes
from a coma to a desolate Lon-
don it played its cards too
soon and meandered towards a
No such fears this time.
28 Weeks Later has a begin-
ning as strong as its predecessor,
but this time, thanks to a clever
plot, strong acting and some
stunning visuals, it never runs
out of steam.
The movie opens with Robert
Caryle's Don holed up with his
wife and several other survivors
at the time of the first movie's
catastrophe in a country home.
But,,before we get a chance to
settle into our seats, the infect-
ed are knocking at the door and
- you guessed it they're not
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S. bridges, everything goes horria
bly wrong. 4
It's a great premise and, i~;
almost every way, 28 Weeks'
Later is superior to the first film.,
Visually, post-apocalyptic Lon-
don is superbly realized with so
many well known landmark.
collecting for charity. now deserted and in a state o,
Cue a ferocious burst of decay.
action with Don forced to make This ads to the sense of grim,
a crucial decision regarding his claustrophobia as the survivors,,
escape a decision that shapes begin to shuffle into their new
the course of film. homes, all-to-aware of what
We then jump 28 weeks later happened before and may hap-,
to a tiny safe zone in post-rage pen again.
London. Guarded by US Army And there are some powerful
soldiers, the first to return to moments as Don wrestles with
Britain are relocated to few his conscience while putting on
tower blocks and under strict a brave face for his kids.
orders to stay within their allo- Once it all kicks off however,
cated border due to the mam- we fall into more conventional
moth clean-up operation in the horror film territory, but there is
rest of the country. still a stack of inspired ideas and
Don, now working in a care- it rarely stops for a breath.
taker capacity in the safe zone, There is also some suggestion
is reunited with his children, that the door is ajar for a possi-:
who were out of the country at ble 28 something else later.
the time of the infection. But, Let's hope so. If it can match,
before this fractured family the drama and thrills of this one4
and country can rebuild their I'm up for more.
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* SCORES of Bahamians are
,*ager to find out more about
numerologistt Jerome Carter,
the man who predicted cate-
'gorically that the PLP would
'lose the general election.
Since The Tribune published
'further predictions from Mr
'Carter earlier this week -
including a claim that the PLP
,would be out of power for a
'long time the phone at his
.Arizona home hasn't stopped
"My phone is blowing up,"
,he said yesterday. "People are
-asking for info left and right."
The Tribune has also received
several calls from readers anx-
ious to know more about Mr
:Carter's uncanny forecasting
' One woman said: "I need to
speak to this guy about my own
life. I want to know what this
numbers thing is all about."
Mr Carter's predictions are
carried on radio stations across
America. And the announce-
ment ol May 2 as the Bahamas
election date led him to warn
the PLP that by picking the sec-
ond day of the fifth month they
were bound to lose.
He said two-plus-five
equalled seven, which he
claimed was FNM leader
Hubeiir Ingraham's lucky num-
ber, and a surefire pointer to
an FNM victory.
Soume readers have expressed
concern about what they regard
as "satanic" powers, but Mr
Carter says all his numerical
prowess is religiously based.
"Escrything in the universe
can be reduced to numbers," he
said, "You cannot get through a
day without using numbers
unless you sleep all day. From
the moment you are born until
the day you die, you are a num-
Mr Carter said his under-
standing of numerology came
from an Ethiopian Jewish man
who married his aunt. "I attend-
ed Catholic school, attended
services at the Jewish :syna-
gogue, and played the piano at
Holy Roller Baptist Church on
Sunday. 1 also occasionally
went to a Muslim mosque with
another aunt who was staying
with us at the time.
"My gift does not come from
the devil. Do you worship Satan
when you look at your
"Is it a sin or considered
breaking a commandment when
you are comparing prices in the
"Numerology involves using a
system God created for Earth.
Numerology uses numbers and
vibrations to help individuals
prosper both spiritually and
He believes numbers can
even tell you if you are sleeping
with the right person.
In his latest political predic-
tions, Mr Carter has forecast a
successful term for Mr Ingra-
ham as prime minister, with the
PLP having no chance of forc-
ing another election next year.
He said the Bahamas was set
to prosper under the new gov-
ernment, with major improve-
ments in store for downtown
Al1 costudien[ sxipBlo]reNassau
Central Abaco Primary students and teachers took in a Tourism and Social Studies Bus Safari dur-
ing a visit to the nation's capital.
The safari is a two-hour educational excursion co-ordinated by the Ministry of Tourism.
The excursion features a dynamic presentation on tourism facts and figures.
It also includes a tour of Fort Fincastle and a visit to the House of Assembly for an overview on how
the Bahamas' government functions. ,,
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overlooking Bell Channel Bay, Port Lucaya and Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Pelican Bay At Lucaya seeks to employ dynamic energetic and
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Deadline is May 25, 2007.
NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Application in writing only.
The President of the B.C.M.C.
offers a personal invitation for persons to attend the
Spiritual Growth Conference
My dear friends:
I 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
7:30 p.m. Evening Session. Worship Coordinator Rev. Bill Higgs
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Dan Johnson .
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
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.
7:30 p.m. Evening Session. Worship Coordinators: Pastors Martin and
Preacher: Bishop James Swanson
Saturday, May 26 2007
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Epworth Hall
9:00 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
9:30 a.m. Day Session at Adventure Learning Camp -
Coordinators: Mr. Charles Moss; Rev. Marie Neilly; Mr. Henry
7:30 p.m. SPIRITUAL GROWTH CONFERENCE CONCERT -
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
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007, PAGE 7
PAGE 8, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007
Meeting to assess making
CARICOM visas permanent
CARIBBEAN experts will meet in
Trinidad and Tobago next week to evaluate
the possible permanent application of CARI-
COM visas used during the World Cricket
Cup, when over 40,000 such visas were
The meeting will issue a report on the sub-
ject to heads of government of 15 member
countries of CARICOM to convene in Bar-
bados next July.
The controversial decision has supporters
like the Council for Foreign Affairs of the
community that met in Belize this month
and opponents from other member coun-
The CARICOM Single Market and Econ-
omy (CSME) highlights the free movement
of people and services which has been oper-
ational since February 1, 2007.
The strategy is to extend that facility to
all the region alongside the CARICOM
passport, already in use in Grenada, Suri-
name, St Vincent and the Grenatines and St
Kitts and Nevis.
At a recent press conference, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said the Bahamas
had no economic interest in the CSME, but
that countries like the Bahamas, Bermuda
and the Cayman Islands could become inter-
ested in co-operating on social issues, such as
health and education.
He said he had been in touch with the Bar-
bados prime minister, who is set to become
CSME chairman in July. Mr Ingraham said
he expects the Caribbean to re-focus its
CSME agenda away from economic matters
and more towards social issues.
"They are things that places like the
Bahamas, and Bermuda, and the Caymans,
and Turks and Caicos could become inter-
ested in. And I got the impression that that is
what the incoming chairman proposes to do
to re-engage us in the process of discussion,
because the economic side of CSME is not a
matter in which the Bahamas has any inter-
est whatsoever," he said.
The CSME battle raged on for months
during the early stages of the former Christie
administration, the government's pro-CSME
stance drawing a backlash from opponents
who felt that the Bahamas would be inun-
dated with foreign workers once it signed
on to the accord.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell was the main proponent of the
Bahamas joining the accord.
Xqverside 3uncraf Chapef
.. "Where the river lies still.
( 24 HOURS A DAY
l, ".l The Bhamas With Pr"
FRANK M. COOPER Funeral Director
"ProfussioalPeope Who vCare"
Market Street & Binlni Avenue Cockburn Town
P.O. Box GT 2305 San Sa idor, Bahamasr
Nassau, Bahamas Telephone:
Telephone: 4 356-3721 (242) 331-2642
Cellular: (242) 395-8931
HIRAM DAVIS, 82
of Bluff Point, Abaco will be held
on Sunday at 1pm at Marsh Harbour
Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Officiating will be Pastor Ricardo V
Bain, Pastor Leonardo D. K.
Rahming and Pastor Michael A
Smith. Interment will follow in
Murphy Town Public Cemetery.
His is survived by his wife, Verleta
Davis; six sons, Prince, Cardinal,
Hank, Terrance, Fritz and Harrison; four daughters, Gwendolyn,
Wently, Ruth and Norma; one sister, Edith Clarke; four sons-
in-law, Eustace, Henry, Aaron, and Howard Sr; 7 daughters-in-
law, Melvease, Barbara, Anita, Leigh, Audrey and Gerry; 39
grandchildren, Edley, Fredericka, Ricardo, Rex, Steve, Timothy,
Quincy, Angela, Rhonda, Tamika, Jerome, Clinton, Marco,
Quinshikka, Kareem, Olympia, Sheriska, Henrietta, Ashney,
Ashton, Ashron, Eronique, Howard Milton Jr Tajd (Tajay),
Leotha, Talia, Terrance Jr, Fritz Jr, Adwardo, Marva, Wendy,
Mario, Anwar, Ahmard, Beion, Marcia, Renarldo, Juliette,
Anishka and Wesley; two grand daughters-in-law, Joy Swain
and Jackie Bootle; three grand sons-in-law, Terrance McDonald,
Brent Lowe, and Carl Archer; 32 great grandchildren; six sisters-
in-law, Flora Lowe, Gertrude and Willamae Dawkins, Cleola
and Lana Sawyer, and Eulamae Pinder; six brothers-in-law,
Estin and Abraham Sawyer, Leonard and Clifford Knowles,
Benjamin Dawkins and Brennen and Davis; 31 nieces, Marjorie,
Nora, Ellouise, Mahalia Lisa, Crystal, Roxaleta, Cecile, Sandra,
Joy, Helen, Florence, Deidre, Cindy, Sharon, Lisa, Donna, Misty,
Patricia and Carla; 18 nephews, Henley, Vandyke Benjamin,
Joseph, Roswell, George, Basil, Johnny, Charles, Vaughn, Tony,
Bernard, Leslie, Zander, Mark, Marvin, Ernest and Timothy;
four godchildren, Barbara, Thurston, Michael, Dawkins, Rudolph
Smith and Rodney Bootle; a host of relatives and friends
including, Ernold and Ena Swain and family, Iva Duncombe
and family, Ilma Curry and family, Douglas and Leotha
McDonald and family, Salathiel Swain and family, Eloise Cornish
and family, William Swain and family, Roland Swain and family,
William Swain and family, Labon Davis and family, Hansel
Davis and family, Kenneth Davis and family, Ivan Stuart and
family, Herman Davis and Minale6 Bodie and the entire Bootle
family, Anita Reckley and family, Grace Ahrana and family,
Francis Jones and family, George Williams and family, Prescola
Swain and family, Wadye, Agaro, Bernadette Rolle and family,
Nurse Stuart of Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau the entire
MHSDA Church family, the community of Dumas and Murphy
Town and Morse's Island.
Friends may pay their last respects at Riverside Funeral Chapel,
Market Street & Bimini, Avenue, from 2-7pm on Friday and at
the church in Abaco on Saturday at 4pm and on Sunday from
11:30am until service time.
Venezuela TV station
loses licence battle
By FABIOLA SANCHEZ
Associated Press Writer
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)
- Venezuela's Supreme Court
has dismissed a challenge by an
station seeking to remain on the
air despite the government's
decision not to renew its license.
The Supreme Court of Jus-
tice, in a decision announced
late Thursday, declared inad-
missible the challenge by Radio
Caracas Television and its top
executive Marcel Granier. The
ruling is a setback for RCTV,
a channel critical of President
Hugo Chavez that is due to go
off the air at midnight May 27
when the government says its
The channel and its support-
ers argue Chavez is trying to
silence criticism, while the gov-
ernment says it will be replaced
by a public-service station and
that freedom of expression is
Supreme Court president
Luisa Estella Morales said in a
statement that it is up to the
Commission to decide on the
issuing, renewal and revocation
of broadcast licenses. The court
left open the possibility that the
channel could seek redress
through other legal means, and
other challenges are pending
before the court.
"It's clear that the RCTV
case is still in dispute. We are
going to continue the fight
before, during and after May
27," Oswaldo Quintana, a
lawyer for RCTV, said in a
Chavez announced in
December that the government
would not renew the station's
license, accusing it of supporting
a failed 2002 coup against him.
The government also accuses
RCTV of violating broadcast
laws, and Chavez says it pro-
duces "grotesque shows" that
promote consumerism and vio-
The government is creating a
state-funded foundation to
launch a new public service
channel in place of RCTV.
Chavez opponents, who plan
a march in favor of RCTV on
Saturday, argue that the public
service channel will simply turn
out pro-government propagan-
da. Government officials deny
is a 'great step'
"Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless offinancial condition."
7th Terrace, Collins Avenue (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 Nassau, Bahamas
LOUIS FRANCOIS, 37
SHome, Rosa Parks Blvd,
of PPaterson, New Jersey.
Officiating will be Frheld on
folSatlourdaylow in, May 26, re2007 at
Left t cherish his memory is his mother, Silvia Francois
of Pittsburgh, PA; one daughter, Shaiqua T Funerancois
of Pittsburgh, PA; 3 sisters, Emma Stoballers of n, New Jaterseyn,
NJ, Christine Francois,ine Sfficia of Pittsburgh ToPA;
1, follow in Laurel Groves,
Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Silvia Francois
NJ, Christine Francois, Aline Stfeu of Pittsburgh PA;n
2 brothers, Carlos Francois of Pittsburgh, PA, Fremont
Francois of Fremont, Nebraska; five nieces, Carleen,
Cynaijah, Talaysha Francois, Islude Souverin of
Pittsburgh, PA, Mauldine Stfleur of Bell Glade, PA;
one grandniece, De'Asia Souverin of Pittsburgh, PA;
12 nephews, Jeffery Souverin, Michael Williams,
Nature Askew, Calil Francois, A.J. Johnson, Cy'Jir
Francois, Carlos Francois Jr, Rasawn Francois,
Rayshawn Francois of Pittsburgh, PA; Matthew
Souverin of Atlanta, GA, Sanice Francois Jr of Fremont,
Nebraska, Jerry Stfleur of Belle Glade, Fl; three
grandnephews, Caizier Francois, Kaheem Struvidant,
Ishawn Souverin, all of Pittsburgh, PA, one brother-
in-law, Avary Johnson of Pittsburgh, PA, and a host of
family in Haiti, Miami, Florida and Boston, MA too
numerous to name. Special thanks to Tamara and The
Minnie Street crew and a very special thank you to Mr
Kirsch Ferguson for his hard work and efforts.
FINAL FAREWELL TO THE BAHAMAS
The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel
at Ferguson's Funeral Directors, 7th Terrance Collins
Avenue on Saturday fom 7 to 8pm. The remains will
be shipped thereafter.
has been neglected since 2004 -
when its former owners Drift-
wood turned their back on the
property and its $22 million lia-
bilities it is unlikely it will
reopen before 2008.
In addition to the reopening
of this key resort, Mr Laing said
it is now also of utmost impor-
tance that Grand Bahama Port
Authority resolves its various
issues so it can join with the
government in participating in
whatever developmental and
promotional programmes are
necessary for Freeport and
"That would be a greater step
in the right direction," he said.
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, KHARIS PHILIP MICHAEL
HEPBURN of Malcolm Road West, P.O. Box SS-19778, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to KHARIS PHILIP
MICHAEL HUMES. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas, no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this
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FROM page one
has meant to the economy of
Grand Bahama, so obviously a
bigger and more functional
Royal Oasis can bring that
much more benefit to Grand
Bahama. There is no question
that the people are looking for-
ward to this," he said.
Mr Laing said he is looking
forward to seeing details of Har-
court's strategic plan for the
resort. "I want to see for myself
what the roll-out period is for
those plans," he said.
According to The Tribune's
information, because the resort
C F A L"
Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 18 May 2007
Frida 18 Max.. 2007s uRiTIES VISIT WWVVW BISXEAHAMAS COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
A .. CLOSE 1.771.10/CHG 00OO 00 / CHG 00.00 / YTD 94 91 / YTD%05.66
52 kih-H e 52 K-Low Se.-ur F-y Pre .I.:.u .':i:,-. T 5 : :. -'- *r.-.- i: ED .i -, E i L I ... I F E '1e
1.85 0.54 Abaco M.arKets 1 i i i :, ..' ..: i.. .:..: r1 irIi ..i ....
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 690 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%
2.77 1.29 Bahamas Waste 2.77 2.77 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 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 5.01 5.13 0.12 0.112 0.049 44.9 0.98%
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 5.96 5.96 0.00 0.694 0.240 8.6 4.03%
12.49 11.25 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.779 0.570 16.0 456%
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 75 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 7.20 7.20 0.00 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 3.6 6 00%
Fidal-, Ovpr-Tn,.Co,r.ter S-cturFi.I
52z.sk-.M 52wiK.LoA Symno3i 8-..] 3 i -1 .-- ....-ekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14 60 12 2- Baramas Supermarkets 1.1 i r:. i-: .-, i- .l,1 100 1.234 1.185 12.6 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%
S ,I Cofna Over-The--Counler Securities
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19 4 0.00%
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 L,slad Mutual Funds
52v.-.H, 52k-LGo~ Fur.a Name 0 TL, L .: I r I nths Div $ Yield %
1 3391 1 2667 Colrnna M..r-, P.l arker Pur., 1 i1,.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*'***
I .4 .#..: ..,''.,'-- ' FINDEX CLOSE 791.55 I YTD 06.66% / 2006 34:47%
rS< ^l.0a la-AO iNC-t *."."... *,..,.~ c i* YIELI s li 1: nonli, r-i..r,. li. lio Lr y l01ng1p9ict. NAV KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid S Buyrng prc lf Cotr f ir Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selln, ric- of Cohn;i rr1 fidelity 4 May 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price L-st traded over thi counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weeoly Vol reading volume. of the prior week -30 Aprl 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS s A company's reported prniings per ,share for the last 12 mlths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net As-,t Value ". 30 Aprl 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months W/M Not 1Meanigful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDF-X The Fideliy Bao-1mir l Silck Incire January 1 1994 100 O0 April 2007
30 April 2007
_. 0..l FIDELITY 242-356-7764 t FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007, PAGE 9
Pictet Overseas Trust Corporation Limited
(Incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas)
As of 31 December 2006
(Expressed in Swiss Francs)
Cash at bank Parent
Demand and call deposits
Trustee fees receivable
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Authorised, issued and fully paid
1,000 shares ofCHF 1,310 each
SIGNED AS APPROVE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD:
SGDAS r ROV
D c or
15 May, 2007
Notes to the Balance Sheet
31 December 2006
1. Incorporation, Business Activity and Group Structure
Pictet Overseas Trust Corporation Limited (the Company) is incorporated under the
Companies Act, 1992, of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is licenced under The
Banks and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000, to carry on trust business within The
Bahamas. The Company is also empowered to act as an authorised agent to receive
securities into deposit on behalf of customers. The address of its registered office is Bayside
Executive Park, West Bay Street and Blake Road, New Providence, Bahamas.
The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pictet Bank & Trust Limited (the Parent), a
bank incorporated and licenced in The Bahamas, which is one of a group of entities (the
Pictet Group) controlled by the partners of Pictet & Cie, Geneva, a private banking
partnership organised under the laws of Switzerland. Pictet & Cie and other entities directly
or indirectly controlled or significantly influenced by the partners of Pictet & Cie are referred
to as related parties. All significant balances and arrangements with related parties are
disclosedin either the balance sheet or these explanatory notes.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Significant accounting policies applied in the preparation of the balance sheet are set out
below. These policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless
(a) Basis of presentation
The Company prepares its balance sheet in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS) and under the historical cost convention.
The application of amendments to published accounting standards and interpretations
that became effective 1 January 2006 did not result in substantial changes to the
Company's accounting policies. .With the exception of the new disclosure
requirements of IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures, and amendments to IAS
1 Presentation of Financial Statements regarding capital disclosures, that become
effective 1 January 2007, the application of new standards and interpretations issued
but not yet effective will not have a material impact on the Company's balance sheet
in the period of initial application. On adoption, IFRS 7 will supersede IAS 30 and
the disclosure requirements of LAS 32.
(b) Use of estimates
The preparation of the balance sheet in conformity with IFRS requires management to
make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and
liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the balance
sheet. Actual amounts could differ from those estimates.
(c) Trustee fees receivable
Trustee fees receivable are recognized initially at fair value and subsequently
measured at amortised cost, less any provision that may be necessary for impairment.
A provision for impairment is established when there is objective evidence that the
Company will not be able to collect all amounts according to the original terms of the
receivable. The provision is the difference between the carrying amount and,present
value of estimated cash flows discounted at the original effective interest rate. Trustee
fees receivable are typically supported by assets held by the Company as trustee;
accordingly, the Company has not established a provision for impairment.
(d) Fiduciary accounts and assets under administration
The Company acts as trustee and in other fiduciary capacities that result in the holding
or placing of assets on behalf of individuals, trusts and other institutions. These assets
and income arising thereon are excluded from the balance sheet, as they do not belong
to the Company.
(e) Translation of foreign currencies
The Company's functional and presentation currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), as it
best reflects the economic substance of underlying events and transactions relevant to
the Company. Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional
currency using the exchange rates prevailing as of the dates of the transactions.
Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions
and from the translation at year-end exchange rates of monetary assets and liabilities
denominated in foreign currencies are recognized in the income statement.
(f) Income and expense recognition
Trustee and other fees from the administration of trusts are recognized when earned
based on the applicable service agreements, generally when billed to clients. The
Company's billing cycle is such that fees charged to clients are usually billed.and
collected in-the same accounting period that they are earned. Interest income is
recognized using the effective interest method.
All other income and expenses are recorded on the accrual basis.
(g) Corresponding figures
Where necessary, corresponding figures are adjusted to conform with changes in
presentation in the current year.
3. Financial RiskManagement
The Company is exposed to various types of risks in the normal course of business. These
risks include fiduciary, credit and liquidity risks. The Company's financial performance is
dependent on its ability to understand and effectively manage these risks. The Company's
challenge is not only to measure and monitor these risks, but also to manage them as profit
(a) Fiduciary risk
The Company is engaged in significant trust activities, principally through the
provision of trustee services to third parties unrelated to the Pictet Group. These
activities give rise to fiduciary risk, which is the risk that the Company may fail in
carrying out certain mandates in accordance with the wishes of its clients. To manage
this exposure, the Company generally takes a conservative approach in its fiduciary
undertakings for clients.
(b) Credit risk
Credit risk arises from the potential failure of a counterpart to perform according to
the terms of the contract. From this perspective, the Company's credit risk exposure is
primarily concentrated in its deposits placed with banks and trustee fees receivable.
The Company places its deposits, which are primarily denominated in Swiss Francs,"
with the Parent. Receivables from clients for trustee and other administration services
are typically supported by assets held by the Company as trustee.
(c) Interest rate risk
Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or cash flows of a financial instrument
may fluctuate significantly as a result of changes in market interest rates. The
Company's exposure to fair value interest rate risk is minimal as the relevant financial
.instruments are usually at interest rates which frequently reset to market rates, and it
considers the cash flow interest rate risk to have a minimal impact on its profitability.
(d) Liquidity risk
This is the risk that the Company might not have the necessary liquidity to meet its
contractual obligations. The Company has minimal exposure to liquidity risk because
its normal business activities are such that they generally do not result in material
liabilities. If necessary, the Company may arrange to obtain, on relatively short
notice, credit facilities from other entities in the Pictet Group to assist with its
4. Related Party Arrangements
(a) Administration and service support
As part of the restructuring of the Company's operations, the Parent arranged for
personnel to be dedicated to the management and administration of the Company's
affairs. In 2006, the Company entered into an agreement with the Parent whereby the
Company is charged an annual fee in respect of the cost of accounting and
administrative services provided by the Parent and associated with the conduct of the
Company's business. The agreement is renewable annually. In previous years, the
Company received these management and administration services from the Parent
(b) Cash at bank Parent
Demand and call deposits with the Parent do not earn interest.
5. Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Financial instruments utilised by the Company primarily include those types of recorded
financial assets and liabilities shown in the balance sheet. The majority of the Company's
financial instruments are either short-term in nature or have interest rates that automatically
reset to market rates on a periodic basis. Accordingly, the estimated fair value is not
significantly different from the carrying value for each major category of the Company's
recorded financial assets and liabilities.
INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
To the Shareholders of Pictet Overseas Trust Corporation Limited
East Hill Street 0
Websilt: www.pwc.com n
Telephone (242) 302-5300
Facsimile (242) 302-5350
We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Pictet Overseas Trust Corporation Limited
(the Company) as of 31 December 2006 and a summary of significant accounting policies and
other explanatory notes.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of this balance sheet in
accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibility includes:
designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair
presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to
fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting
estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this balance sheet based on our audit. We
conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards
require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance whether the balance sheet is free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and
disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'
judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial
statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider
internal control relevant to. the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial
statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but -hot
for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An
audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and 'the
reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a
basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the accompanying balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the
financial position of the Company as of 31 December 2006, in accordance with international
Financial Reporting Standards.
Emphasis of Matter
Without qualifying our opinion, we emphasise that the accompanyilnl, Ihalince sheet does not
comprise a complete set of financial statements in accordance with Intctnilaioil l'in:incial
Reporting Standards. Information on results of operations, cash I1ui~i, .aild hli.c- il cq(iiiy is
necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the financial position. ipeI lOmianc, .nud changes
in financial position of the Company.
Chartered Accountants /
15 May 2007
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with fire at sea
This week, In Days Gone By
looks back at the burning of the
Nassau-bound vessel Yarmouth
Castle, the worst disaster in
North American waters since
the Noronic burned and sank
in Toronto Harbour with the
loss of up to 139 lives in 1949.
Critically-injured people were
taken by helicopter from the
cruise ship Bahama Star to Nas-
Eighty-seven people went
down with the ship, and three of
the rescued passengers later
died at hospitals, bringing the
final death toll to 90.
Of the dead, only two were
crewmembers: stewardess Phyl-
lis Hall and Dr Lisardo Diaz-
Toorens, the ship's physician.
While some bodies were recov-
ered, most were lost with the
Yarmouth Castle left Miami
for Nassau on November 12,
Captain of the Bahama
Star Carl Brown
1965, with 376 passengers and
176 crewmen aboard a total of
552 people. The ship was due
to arrive in Nassau the next day.
The captain on the voyage was
35-year-old Byron Voutsinas.
Shortly before lam on
November 13, a mattress stored
too close to a lighting circuit in
a, storage room 610, caught fired.
The room was filled with mat-
tresses and paint cans, which
fed the flames.
At around lam, a badly
burned passenger emerged
from a stairway and collapsed
on the deck. Crewmen who
rushed to the man's aid found
the stairwell filled with smoke
and flames. Captain Voutsinas
was immediately notified of the
fire by the watch officer. The
captain ordered the second
mate to sound the alarm on the
ship's horn, but the bridge went
up in flames before the alarm
could be ,sounded. The ship's
radio operator, who had been
off duty, found the radio shack
to be completely ablaze by the
time he reached it. By this
point, Yarmouth Castle was 120
miles east of Miami and 60
miles northwest of Nassau.
The ship's fire alarms did not
sound and the sprinkler system
did not activate. Passengers
were awakened by screaming
and running in the corridors as
people frantically tried to find
The fire swept through the
ship'! superstructure at great
speed, driven by the ship's nat-
ural ventilation system. The
flames rose vertically through
the stairwells, fueled by the
wood paneling, wooden decks
and layers of fresh paint on the
walls. Many passengers had to
break windows and squeeze
through portholes to escape
their burning cabins. The whole
front half of the ship was quick-
ly engulfed, causing passengers
and crew to flee to the stern of
the ship. Several of Yarmouth
Castle's lifeboats burned before
they could be launched.
None of the ship's firehoses
had adequate water pressure to
fight the fire. One of the hoses
had even been cut. Crewmen
also had difficulty launching the
lifeboats. The ropes used to
lower the boats had been cov-
ered in thick coats of paint,
causing them to jam in the
winches. Even the boats that
were successfully lowered had
no oarlocks, and had to be pad-
dled like canoes. By the end,
only six of the 13 lifeboats were
There were tales of both
courage and cowardice among
the crew. Many fled the ship
without helping the passengers.
Others ,pulled passengers from
the windows of their cabins and
directed them to rope ladders
on the side of the ship. Some
crew members had to physical-
* A victim of the Yarmouth Castle is being taken to the hospital
ly throw weak and panic-strick-
en people off the side of the
ship, away from the spreading
flames. Several sailors even
gave away their lifejackets.
The passenger liner Bahama
Star was following Yarmouth
Castle at about five miles dis-
tance. At 2.1am, Captain Carl
Brown noticed rising smoke and
a red glow on the water. Real-
ising that this was Yarmouth
By this time, Bahama Star
had arrived on the scene. The
ship stopped 100 yards from
Yarmouth Castle and launched
its lifeboats, which lined up
against the starboard side of the
burning ship. Some people
jumped into the water and .
climbed aboard the lifeboats.
Others descended ropes and ,
rope ladders. Finnpulp lowered
SThe Bahama Star comes into New Providence
*The Bahama Star comes into New Providence
Castle, he ordered the ship
ahead at full speed. Bahama
Star radioed the Coast Guard
The first ship on the scene
was Finnpulp. The first of
Yarmouth Castle's lifeboats,
which was only half-full, rowed
to the freighter. Captain Lehto
was angered to find that only
four of the people in the boat
were passengers. The other 20
were crewmembers who fled at
the first alarm, among them
The four passengers were
taken aboard the freighter.
Voutsinas claimed that he had
come to Finnpulp to request a
radio distress call. Lehko turned
Voutsinas and the crewmen
back to Yarmouth Castle say-
ing, "Go back and look for
more survivors." The next two
lifeboats launched from
Yarmouth Castle contained
a motorboat, which towed some
of the boats to Bahama Star.
Coast Guard pilots in four
planes flying 4,000 feet over-
head later said they were near-
ly engulfed by the smoke and
flames, which could be seen for
All survivors had been pulled
aboard Finnpulp and Bahama
Star by 4am, by which time
Yarmouth Castle's hull was
The water around the ship
was visibly boiling. Just before
6am, Yarmouth Castle rolled
over onto its port side. There
was a roar of steam and burst-
ing boilers, and it sank beneath
the surface at 6.03am.
Bahama Star rescued 240
passengers and 133 crewmen.
The Finnpulp rescued 51 pas-
sengers and 41 crewmen. Both
ships arrived in Nassau on
MINISTRY OF LANDS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
THE PRICE CONTROL (GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)
(AMENDMENT) ( ) REGULATIONS,2002
The public is advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for LEAD FREE
GASOLINE sold by SUN OIL (Shell), DIESEL OIL sold by FOCOL and LEAD
FREE (95) GASOLINE and DIESEL OIL sold by TEXACO will become effective
on May 14,2007.
MAXIMUM WHOLESALE MAXIMUM
SELLING PRICE PER U.S. RETAIL
GALLON SELLING PRICE
PLACE ARTICLE PER U.S.
MAXIMUM MAXIMUM GALLON
PRICE PRICE S
NEW INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
SUN OIL LEAD FREE 4.12 4.12 4.56
TEXACO LEAD FREE(95) 4.21 4.21 4.65
DIESEL OIL 3.17 3.17 3.36
FREEPORT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
COMPANY DIESEL OIL 3.19 3.19 3.38
GRAND BAHAMA INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
SUN OIL, LEAD FREE 4.02 4.20 4.62
TEXACO LEAD FREE(95) 4.11 4.29 4.71
DIESEL OIL 3.05 3.21 3.40
ABACO,ANDROS NOT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
SUN OIL LEAD FREE 4.12 4.35 4.74
TEXACO LEAD FREE(95) 4.21 4.44 4.83
DIESEL OIL 3.18 3.34 3.53
ALLOTHER NOT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
SUN OIL LEAD FREE 4.13 4.37 4.77
TEXACO LEAD FREE (95) 4.22 4.46 4.86
DIESEL OIL 3.19 3.34 3.54
MAY 19, 2007
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Razzle-Dazzle Declarer Play
Both sides vulnerable.
4Q 1092 +-
4KQ 104 48632
South West North East
1 4 Pass 2 NT Pass
3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass
Opening lead king of clubs.
Performing the impossible is a
contradiction of terms, but there are
times when declarer can give a good
imitation of the feat.
Examine this deal in its entirety.
South has a heart to lose and, as the
cards unfortunately lie, two trump
losers. It isn't easy to make a slam
when you start with three losers, but
Spp4t,,aur hero, managed the affair
West led the king of clubs, taken
by dummy's ace. With a view toward
avoiding the heart loser, declarer
Iuffed a club at trick two, hoping the
c jueen would fall on this round or the
r iext time clubs were led.
South then cashed the ace of
s pades, learning to his horror that
WVest had two apparently certain
trump tricks. Undaunted, he played
f or the only distribution that would
p ermit the contract to be made.
At trick four, he led a heart to the
a ce and ruffed the nine of clubs. Next
h e cashed three rounds of diamonds
e: pding in dummy. He then ruffed the
j ilck of clubs.
West by now had been shorn of
a, 11 his clubs and diamonds. And
'hen South next cashed the king of
h arts, West ran dry in that suit also.
V lith three tricks to go, West's hand
c insisted of the Q-10-9 of spades,
v thile declarer had only the K-J of
s: pades and six of hearts.
Having won the first 10 tricks,
S ,outh now led the six of hearts, and
s suddenly the three losers he had
s tarted with dwindled to one. West
v /as forced to trump the heart, though
il: was his partner's trick, and had no
choice but to return a spade into
S ;outh's K-J.
: Thus South, in one motion, found
a; way to telescope three losers into
c me, and a bewildered West could do
r. o less than offer his congratulations
c'n a well-played slam.
m V :I
HOW many words of four letters
______________,_ _. -or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
S, . No plurals
_______________.__._ Good 18 very good 27; excellent
35 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
T I CRYPTIC PUZZLE U- 2 3 4 5 6 *
3 Mined material? (5)
8 Damaged as one did gardening work
round the corner (5)
10 Transport by coach and railway (5)
11 Express speed from Euston? (3)
12 Jellied snake, I seel (5)
13 Freedom to look statuesque? (7)
15 Cliff's face is white! (5)
18 Deserter from the artillery on
19 Gradually becoming clever about
being mean (6)
21 Papa has a pain but shows spirit (7)
22 He will use that infernal expletive! (4)
23 A little entertainment when you sit
around for the weekend (4)
24 Chloe maybe has the right to
26 Steady enough to be fit to go on the
29 It's knotted in patience (3)
31 Sort of joint you need a hat for? (5)
32 Notes from sound singers (7)
34 Steer clear of a hole (5)
35 Bad swimmer? (3)
36 How the boy stood on the burning
37 It's worth arranging the time about
38 What a rider might get after a fall at
the water jump? (5)
ACROSS: 9, Ti-reso-me 10, Co-0 11, Me-Ag-re 12, Fillip
(Philip) 13, Over-due 14, Ramp 15, Mind-reader 17, In-
action 18, Shelves 19, Part 21, (W)lnches(ter) 24, Devils
on horseback 27, War-re-n 29, wn-(Pai)s(ley) 30, Apr-I-
cot 33, Ca-rous-er 35, Back-stroke 36, Miss 37, H-old-s on
38, Par-AD-e 40, Screen 41, Nun (none) 42, Airc-ralt
DOWN: 1, Di-mini-she-d 2, Well 3, Complete 4, Seconds 5,
Word picture 6, Imperative 7, Carrol 8, Prim-rose 10,
Ch-E.er 16, Deliver 20, A-she-n 22, Crazier23,
Colour-blind 25, Lends a h-and 26, Knocked off 28, A-' a
p-inch 31, Pass-port 32, Scan-dal 34, O-usted 35, Bi-son
1 Gained entry into, maybe after a
good start (3,2)
2 Not a local officer (7)
4 Like a rider in no hurry, we take it? (4)
5 Spike, it seems, has a hangup, in
6 Manly companion for mother, if
nothing else (5)
7 That boring regular routine (5)
9 Highballl (3)
12 In one case, a diplomatic specialist
14 Did something in frantic haste? (3)
16 Came round, all right, in deep respect
17 New Tokyo? (5)
19 That little man caused electrical
20 In figures, is bound to be void (5)
21 A dressy little fold (5)
23 Slightly sylphlike (7)
24 Figure always to be smart (6)
25 Can be an extract of platinum? (3)
27 Her cash drawer has the last of the
28 Trade mark used by players around
the end of the pier (5)
30 All round circulation (5)
32 Timothy East's father? (4)
33 Somewhat heartening personal
ACROSS: 9, Argument 10, Tie 11, Loafer 12, Wallet 13,
Trident 14, Hide 15, Hit the roof 17, Beetroot 18, Enlists
19, Fair 21, Alaska 24, Labrador retriever 27, Select 29,
Dull 30, Grenade 33, Massacre 35, Squandered
36, Bill 37, Largest 38, Gentry 40, Permit 41, Eat 42, In
DOWN: 1, Irrational 2, Purl 3, Seat belt 4, Stetson 5,
Reverberate 6, Glitterati 7, Father 8, Deadlock 10, Thief
16, Thimble 20, April 22, Advance 23, Cold-hearted 25,
Articulate 26, Red herring 28, Examines 31,
Renegade 32, Sustain 34, Salami 35, Sleet
3 Bens (5)
8 Dead language (5)
10 Proportion (5)
11 Transgression (3)
12 Large (5)
13 Performance (7)
15 Jewelled headdress
18 Egg cells (3)
19 Embedded (6)
21 Thin (7)
22 So be it (4)
23 Coarse file (4)
24 Determines (7)
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12 Allowed (1)
14 Previous day (3)
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By LINDA Lac
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You receive top marks at work, '
Aries, but this week you're not win-
ning rave reviews at home. Brush up ,
on your interpersonal skills with the
ones you love.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 '
Don't put off till tomorrow what you
can do today, Taurus. That's because
this week offers little time for pro'-
crastination. Check one task off your
list at a time.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Don't underestimate the. power you
have over those around you, Gemini.
You'll.put your charm to work when
you are faced with a project this week
that you vwxnt to wiggle out of.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
A friend may betray you this week,
Cancer, and that may leave a sour taste
in your mouth. You've been close with
this person for a while and wonder if
you should end the friendship.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
you're aggravated about your
Lrancial situation, Leo, do some-
thing about it. It just may be time to
t6ss away those credit cards and start
saving for a few months.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You're feeling a lot of pressure to
make changes in your personal life,
Virgo. However, if you're happy in
your current situation, continue to do
what you're doing.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You're enjoying your newfound
independence, Libra, but someone is'
ready to jump on that bandwagon'
and foil your plans. You'll figure out
how to work through it.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
If you've been lashing out at others
because you're feeling stressed, it is
certainly time to ask for help or take
a break. A few days away will lift
your spirits immensely.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21'-
Feeling on top of the world,-"
Sagittarius? This is about to change'..,
when an event brings you closer to.
reality. It'll take a while for every-
thing to reach a resolution.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Stop playing games with a loved one.
This person will only tolerate so
much before he or she gets fed up and
leaves. The joke is over; start acting
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You're on thin ice financially,
Aquarius. It's time to re-evaluate
your spending habits and quickly.
A professional might be able to offer
sound advice in this area.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
Just when you were feeling great, a
health concern pops up and knocks
you down for the count. It could
take a while to overcome.
Loek van Wely v Lev Aronlan,
Corus Wijk aan Zee 2007. White
(to move) was bishop for pawn
ahead against a world top-10
grandmaster, and justifiably
anticipated victory. A choice like
1 Be2 would consolidate the
advantage, since the black king
can't snare the g7 bishop
because of Kf7 Bh8 Kg8? Bxf6.
However, Dutch champion van
Wely remembered the maxim
that a player with material
advantage should swap pieces,
so went 1 Rh5? planning Rxh5 2
gxh5 followed by Bxh6 and the
h5 pawn waltzes to the eighth
rank and promotion to queen.
But this selection turned out to
be just the last-ditch error that
Armenia's Aronian hoped for.
How did Black save the game
after 1 Rh5?
Chess solution 8373:1 Rh5? Rxdl+! 2 Kxdl Kf7! and
the double threat Kxg7 or Bxg4+ followed by Bxh5
forces a drawn ending.
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PAG F 14 SATURDAY. MAY 19. 2007
CAPTU R E D
Opposition stands tall
at Government House.
ONE FAMILY Former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, Perry Christie, is surrounded
by family members. From left are daughter Alexandria, Mr Christie, Mrs BernadetteChristie and
eldest son Steffan. Missing from this photo is his son Adam "
Former Prime Minister and now Opposition
Leader Perry Christie with former Minister of
Health, National Insurance and Public Informa-
tion Dr Bernard Nottage during swearing-in cer-
emonies for the PLP opposition.
Despite a close losing the 2007 general elec-
tions, Opposition Members turned out in full
force to be sworn in at Government House last
week. Governor- General Arthur Hanna admin-
istered the oaths. Eighteen MPs were sworn in.
Long-time supporters of the PLP turned out at Government House last week. From left are Mr
Andy Gomez, driver of taxi No. 967, former Senator Calvin Neilly, driver of cab No. 52, and Mr Ker-
mit Williams, driver of taxi #341.
From left above are Basil L Sands, the first Bahamian char-
tered accountant, presently managing partner at Pannell Kerr
Foster and Honourary Cousul for Japan; attorney Sidney A Cam-
bridge, partner in the firm of Callenders & Co; and well-known
banker and businessman Gary Christie.
Attorney Malcolm Adderley, MP for the Elizabeth constituen-
cy, and a former Acting Justice of the Supreme Court is pictured
at Government House
Dame Marguerite Pindling along with the PLP Candidate for St Anne's, Ricardo Treco, and his wife.
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