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Volume: 103 No.153

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007 PRICE 75c /

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Speech the newly-elected FNM
government promised to pass
legislation authorising the use
of electronic monitoring of per-
sons released on bail, enact sen-
tencing guidelines in all criminal
matters in magistrates courts
and provide for non-custodial
sentences for first time, non-
violent offenders.
The government also
promised to appoint a full-time
law commissioner who will
ensure that law reform contin-
The government said it is
committed to ensuring that the
judiciary, is and is seen to be
independent and that the laws
of the Bahamas are respected
and observed by all persons,
including the government.
Government said it will facil-
itate the appointment of addi-
tional criminal law and com-
mercial law judges to meet the
requirements of all segments of
It said that it will also take
steps to ensure compliance with
the constitutional requirement
for fair trials within a reason-
able time of persons charged
with a criminal offence.
In addition, the government
said that it will introduce legis-
lation to amend the Juries Act
to allow for smaller juries in
non-capital cases, authorise in
appropriate cases electronic
monitoring of persons released

on bail, enact sentencing guide-
lines in all criminal matters in
magistrates courts and provide
for non-custodial sentences for
first time, non-violent offend-
The government said that it
also expects to restore trust in
law enforcement and in the
administration of justice.
"The Bahamian public has an
overriding concern regarding
the continued high incidence of
crime in our society. Hence my
government will give urgent
attention to public safety in all
its aspects.
"My government will employ
both short and long-term mea-
sures to address this phenome-
non. Equipment: technology
and training available to the
police will be enhanced and
innovative programmes to
address social problems will be
instituted," the governor gen-
eral said.,
The government promised
that community policing pro-
grammes will be expanded and
additional programmes to
reduce recidivism will be under-
"It is imperative that individ-
uals released from prison fol-
lowing completion of their court
imposed sentences gain employ-
ment and thereby achieve rein-
tegration into society," the gov-
ernment said.
Legislation will be placed
before the House also to amend
the Police Service Act and Pris-
SEE page 12

General Arthur Hanna
receives the Speech
from the Throne from
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday in
Rawson Sqaure.
(Photo: Felip6 Major/
Tribune staff)
Tribune Staff
HUNDREDS of pas-
sionate party supporters
gathered downtown yes-
terday, bellowing support
for their party, with
opposing groups jeering
at each other at the open-
ing of the new parliament.
The official event was
filled with fanfare. Parlia-
mentarians were smartly
dressed in dark morning
suits and dresses, while
the spouses of male MPs
were dressed in expensive
gowns, gloved and
adorned with a variety of
large, and in some cases
peculiar, hats for the
Arthur Hanna arrived
downtown to chants of
"A D! A D!" by PLP sup-
porters assembled on Par-
liament Street. before he
inspected the guard of
honour composed of
police and defence force
SEE page 12

Only 13 of possible 16 Archbishop
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Senators are sworn in ou ts
out at secret

Tribune Staff Reporter
over the nomination of the
three remaining senators to the
upper chamber, as only 13 out
of a possible 16 Senators were
sworn in yesterday at the open-
ing of parliament.
The new government mem-
bers keenly entered the cham-
ber first, in front of family,
friends and other well-wishers,

followed by the opposition
members, led by their Senate
Leader, Allyson Maynard-Gib-
The first order of business
was the election of a president
and vice-president. Lynn
Holowesko, who served as a
Senator in a previous Ingraham
government, was elected presi-
dent of the Senate while John-
ley Ferguson, the unsuccessful
SEE page 12

Sessional committees appointed

by the new Speaker of the House
Tribune Staff Reporter
IN ONE of his first acts as the new Speaker of the House of
Assembly, North Abaco MP Alvin Smith yesterday appointed
the various sessional committees.
During the present session of parliament the following seven
Committees of House will convene:
The Committee of Privilege, which is made up of Sea Breeze
MP Carl Bethel; Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney; Clifton
MP Kendal Wright: Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP
Philip Davis. and Elizabeth MP Malcolm Adderley.
SEE page 12

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Tribune News Editor
THE head of the Anglican
church yesterday condemned
the practice of secret campaign
contributions saying Bahami-
ans have a right to know who
funds political parties.
In a hard hitting statement
on the May 2 election, Arch-
bishop Drexel Gomez said the
time has arrived for citizens to
demand a national policy on
campaign financing that will
promote a truly democratic
"The existence of these pre-
sent faceless and nameless con-
tributors does not reflect a
transparent democracy. In addi-
tion, these secret donations are
made by persons and institu-
tions that have access to 'power'
and such access has the poten-
tial to exert influence," he said.
Campaign financing was one
of three issues about the May 2
SEE page 12

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Tribune Staff Reporters
GOVERNMENT yesterday
resolutely moved ahead with its
aim to complete the national bud-
get debate for the fiscal year of
2007/2008 by "no later than June
The first interaction between
the two sides during the new ses-
sion of parliament began yester-
day in the House of Assembly
with the leader of opposition busi-
ness in the House, Dr Bernard
Nottage, requesting more time to
debate the government's Speech
from the Throne.
Both Dr Nottage and leader of
the PLP Perry Christie expressed
concern over the fact that the
debate on government's policy
plans, as outlined in the Speech
from the Throne, would be
delayed until after the budget
Mr Christie said it is important
that the opposition be given the
opportunity "to truly appreciate
the direction the government is
proposing to take the country in."
The new leader for government
business in the House, Mount
Moriah MP Tommy Turnquest
said he would consider the oppo-
sition's concerns, but added that
he is bound by time constraints
and that nothing can stand in the
way of the budget being debated
and passed.
Mr Turnquest said that gov-
ernment will present its budget
when the House of Assembly
reconvenes on May 30.
By law the national budget has
to be passed in both the lower
and the upper chambers by the
end of June, otherwise govern-
ment is not authorised to spend
money from the Public Treasury,
a House of Assembly spokesper-
son told The Tribune.
An observer said that after the
budget is passed, there is suffi-
cient time to debate the Speech
from the Throne to everyone's
Among the goals outlined in
the Speech from the Throne are

LEADER of opposition
business in the House
Dr Bernard Nottage

many issues that have been fore-
most on the minds of many
Bahamians in recent months.
The FNM government
declared that it will facilitate the
construction of 6d0 affordable
homes "by providing either fully-
serviced lots or newly-constructed
In addition to this, it was stated
in the Throne Speech, the FNM
administration will introduce a
programme "to correct deficien-
cies in construction and access to
public utilities in government sub-
divisions developed during the
past five years."
The government also pledged
to ensure that Lynden Pindling
International Airport meets all
international safety standards and
that the redevelopment of the air-
port meets the needs of the coun-
try's economy.
In the Speech from the Throne,
government further announced
that it will begin consultations on
the possible introduction of local
government in New Providence
- a matter which has been con-
sidered for some time now

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Three men
are sought
after armed

POLICE say they are search-
ing for three men suspected of
robbing a business on the cor-
ner of East Street and Robinson
Road Tuesday afternoon.
According to police press liai-
son officer Assistant Superin-
tendent Walter Evans, the rob-
bery took place around 3pm on
Tuesday at Miracle Tours.
Mr Evans said three men -
one of whom had a handgun -
reportedly entered the business
and ordered those inside to get
to the floor.
The men then robbed the
establishment of a quantity of
cash. A patron was also robbed
of a handbag containing cash.
The robbers then fled the
scene on foot, heading in a
northerly direction on East
Street. .
According to Mr Evans, prior
to the incident, witnesses saw a
red Nissan Sentra just north of
Miracle Tours in the area of
Palm Tree Avenue and East
It is suspected that the three
men involved in the robbery got
out of that vehicle.
One man has been taken into
police custody for questioning
in connection with the incident.
The three robbers remain at
large and police investigations
into the matter continue, Mr
Evans told The Tribune.

Man charged
with firearm
and GBH
FREEPORT A 27-year-old
Freeport man was charged in
the Freeport Magistrate's Court
with possession of an unlicensed
firearm and causing grievous
Bahamian Marvin Fredrick,
a resident of Fortune Bay Dri-
ve, appeared before Magistrate
Debbye Ferguson on charges
of possession of an unlicensed
firearm and ammunition.
It is alleged that on May 18,
Fredrick was found in posses-
sion of a .380 pistol and .380
ammunition at Freeport.
He was also charged with
causing grievous harm to
Dionne Darling in connection
with an incident that occurred
on March 22 at Freeport.
It alleged that the accused,
being concerned with others,
shot Ms Darling.
Fredrick was represented by
lawyer Carlson Shurland. He
pleaded not guilty to both
charges and was granted
$13,000 cash bail.
The matter was adjourned to
November 6, 2007 for trial.

Cuba to sign
contracts for
$150m of US
farm goods
COMMUNIST Cuba expects
to sign contracts for much as
US$150 million in American
agricultural goods next week at
the largest gathering of US farm
producers here since Fidel Cas-
tro fell ill last summer, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Pedro Alvarez, chairman of
the island's food import com-
pany Alimport, said that talks
beginning Monday should pro-
duce enough deals to ensure
Cuba buys as much US goods in
2007 as it did last year. About
100 American farm groups and
companies from 22 US states
are participating.
In 2006, Cuba spent US$570
million for US food and agri-
cultural products, including
shipping and banking costs,
Alvarez said in an interview
with The Associated Press on
Tuesday. So far this year, his
government has spent US$225
million to purchase and import
American goods.
Washington maintains a 45-

year-old trade embargo on the
island, but U.S. food and agri-
cultural products can be sold
directly to Cuba under a law
passed by the US Congress in

Code of ethics

and freedom of

information on

House's agenda

Chief Reporter
THE passage of a Freedom
of Information Act and the
enactment of a law creating a
code of ethics for ministers will
be a part of the government's
legislative agenda, according
to the speech from the throne
read by Governor General AD
Hanna yesterday.
The government also said
that it will bring into force for
the Bahamas the United
Nations Convention against
"On May 2 the Bahamian
people voted to restore trust
in government. Accountability
and transparency in govern-

ment are fundamental to our
code of beliefs, a code that
includes the right of the people
to access information regard-
ing the process of governing,"
the government said in rela-
tion to its plans for a Freedom
of Information Act.
It said that it will also main-
tain its accountability to the
people through regular public
reports on the state of the
' The government also
promised that media access to
information, disclosure in the
House of Assembly of all
agreements with international
investors and public service
responsiveness to the concerns
of citizens will be the order of

the day.
The FNM government said
that the use of information
technology will be widespread
throughout the public service
as well as in the public educa-
tion system.
"It is expected that our com-
mitment to electronic govern-
ment services will result in a
dramatic increase in the range
of public services accessible
online. This will revolutionise
the way in which members of
the public communicate with
the government and its agen-
cies, significantly reducing if
not eliminating ineffective
automation such as telephone
answering machines," the gov-
ernment said.

Alvin Smith is named Speaker

Tribune Staff Reporters
NORTH Eleuthera MP
Alvin Smith was made
Speaker of the House of
Assembly and Pineridge MP
Kwasi Thompson was
named deputy speaker after
being sworn in during yes-
terday's opening of the new
session of parliament.
Mr Smith brings 15 years
of parliamentary experience
to his office, while Mr
Thompson, at age 32, is the
youngest member of parlia-
ment to serve as deputy
Also appointed and sworn
in yesterday were Mount
Moriah MP Tommy Turn-
quest, as leader of govern-
'ment business, and Bain and
Grants Town MP Dr
Bernard Nottage, as leader
of opposition business.
Of all of the members of
parliament asked to take the
oath of allegiance and qual-
ification, four PLPs did not
swear on the bible.
Golden Gates MP Shane
Gibson, St Cecelia MP Cyn-
thia Pratt, Yamacraw MP
Melanie Griffin, and South
Eleuthera MP Oswald
Ingraham all chose to affirm
their oaths, rather than
The Tribune understands
from House of Assembly
officials that this choice was
due to religious reasons.
Some observers pointed out
yesterday that for certain
Christian denominations,
swearing on the bible is a
In accepting the honour
of being named House
Speaker, a position previ-
ously held by Oswald Ingra-

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* ALVIN Smith

ham, Mr Smith yesterday
declared that he will carry out
his duties "without fear or
"Today is the first day in this
new session of parliament. A
new administration has taken
over the mantle of power in this
country. However, it is the same
beloved country with the same
wonderful people," he said.
Mr Smith said it is sometimes
hard to accept the decisions of
God and even harder some-
times to accept the decisions of
the people.
"Yet it is the people's right
to decide who will serve them in
this place and in what capacity
they will serve. Now that that
decision has been made for us,
let us get on with the people's
business," he said.
The new speaker yesterday
also requested respect for the
Chair from all the members

of parliament.
Mr Smith said he was hum-
bled by government's decision
to appoint him as Speaker of
the House.
"By this very act you have
expressed in no uncertain terms
that you have looked carefully
at the entire 41 elected mem-
bers and found me most wor-
thy to preside. I must assume
therefore that you will not con-
sider me presumptuous if I
demand respect for the Chair,"
he said.
Mr Smith congratulated
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham on his party's victory and
PLP leader Perry Christie for
his party's "gallant effort" in
the election.
During his 15-year long par-
liamentary career, Mr Smith has
served as deputy speaker and
as the leader of opposition busi-
ness in the House.


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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007, PAGE 3




SE,.,Li-.- .-iSTO, ,iTHE EDITOR
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WE HAVE had disturbing reports that in
certain government ministries, a few misguided
FNMs, flexing their muscles in victory, are try-
ing to take their venom out on their fellow
employees not because they are not doing
their jobs, but because they are PLP.
We understand that a lady in a certain min-
istry greeted the new FNM minister on his first
day in office with a list of names. She told him
that they were PLPs and "needed to be dealt
with". Without even reading the list, the min-
ister crumpled up the paper and threw it in the
wastebasket with the comment: "I didn't come
here for that."
We are told that another lady became so
overwrought with revenge that she went out of
her way to go to another building in her ministry
to confront known PLP employees. When she
arrived she announced that she had come to
deal with them. A loud and raucous argument
followed. A Human Resources staff member
was sent for to deal with the matter. She warned
the troublesome civil servant that there would
be severe penalties if she did not return quietly
to her post.
Another man, reportedly a brother of an
FNM MP, is supposed to have gone to a job site
and warned a PLP a fellow Bahamian -
that his days on the job were numbered.
These so-called FNMs should be ashamed of
themselves. If the proverbial shoe had been on
the other foot, and PLPs had done the same to
them, they would have been sitting on The Tri-
bune's doorstep crying victimisationn."
Well victimisation in the hands of the FNM
is just as wrong as victimisation in the hands of
the PLP. Neither should be tolerated in this
The election is over. The FNM party is the
government and politics should be sidelined
while all Bahamians work together to make
this a happier, more productive country, free of
We know that Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has much on his plate five years of
unfinished business but we hope that he will
find a moment to meet with all civil servants to
tell them what he told a thanksgiving prayer .
service Tuesday night:
"It is also your Government and it is there-
fore your responsibility to help wherever and
whenever you can," Mr Ingraham said.
"If we who are in office do our part, and you
who are our bedrock do your part then I am
sure that we will make this FNM administration
a great success.
"I assure you that we will govern not just for
FNMs but also for PLPs and for all the Bahami-
an people. You must help us to communicate

that to everyone outside our party and we must
show goodwill towards all our fellow citizens.
"By that I do not mean that things will not
change. Many things must change and many
things are changing and many things will con-
tinue to be changed."
If Mr Ingraham is unable to meet with the civ-
il service, then each Minister should call in his
own staff and ban politics during working hours,
and inform staff what is expected of them.
Civil servants must also understand that they
are there to implement the policies of the gov-
ernment in power. Too often one hears the
complaint that this or that civil servant belongs
to such-and-such a party and is trying to make
his or her minister look bad.
If this is true then that civil servant is in
breach of his/her contract and should be fired -
regardless of party affiliation. As readers of
this column must know by now, we do not
believe in recycling unsatisfactory civil servant
by siphoning them off to other government
If firing were introduced to the civil service
for breach of contract in failing to give satis-
factory service then standards would be raised
throughout the service. In the end the public
would be better served.
And PLPs wherever you are, remember that
despite years of foolish indoctrination by some
of your leaders, God did not give this country to
the PLP.
They too should heed Mr Ingraham' words
when he said: "You may remember that I said
on another occasion that we should not be so
presumptuous as to think that God is on our
side, but that we should be concerned about
making sure that we are on God's side.
"All of us in His sight are merely weak and
sometimes wayward children so it behooves us
to celebrate with great joy but also with great
"When, in the last election, we were given the
duties of being the country's Opposition, we
accepted that decision in the spirit of democra-
cy, and we gave thanks, and we went about per-
forming the duties assigned to us as an Oppo-
sition party in a democracy."
PLP leaders who are still sulking in corners
and behaving as if they have lost something
that was a God-given right, should take note,
and now shoulder their responsibilities as Her
Majesty's loyal Opposition.
They should remember, also in the words of
Mr Ingraham that "we have a beautiful and
blessed country but we also have many prob-
lems to overcome."
And only by all Bahamians working togeth-
er will these be overcome.

The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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A word to misguided FNMs

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WHILE not wishing to beat a
dead horse entirely to death, you
may wish to consider the follow-
ing for publication in your Let-
ters to the Editor column. A sug-
gested heading might be "False
and Misleading Information Dis-
seminated by Steve McKinney."
Much has been said and writ-
ten, regarding the merits or oth-
erwise of the cessation of Mr
Steve McKinney's talk show
"Immediate Response," at ZNS.
I do not propose commenting on
all of the pros and cons relating
to Mr McKinney's departure
from the airwaves, save however,
for the following.
On or about September 7,
2006 and during the early stages
of election fever, Mr McKinney
disseminated a complete false-
hood during his talk show
.regarding the acquisition of
Bahamian land by non-Bahami-
an citizens.
To further his agenda in sup-
port of the then governing party,
Mr McKinney stated that under
the provisions of the Immovable
Property Act, which was intro-
duced in November, 1983, and I
quote, "Non-Bahamian citizens
were only allowed to lease
Bahamian land and were not
allowed to purchase land out-
right" or words to that effect. He
then went on to emphasise that it
was not until the introduction of
the International Persons Land-
holding Act of 1993, which was
introduced by the Ingraham
Administration, that non-
Bahamian citizens could actually
buy land as opposed to "leasing
the same".
Mr McKinney, during that
particular broadcast and on
numerous broadcasts subseqVent
thereto, and leading up to the
General Elections, repeatedly
stated that it was the FNM Gov-
ernment between 1992 and 2002,
which "opened the floodgates"
to foreign persons in allowing
them to buy Bahamian land
without restrictions.
The statements made by Mr
McKinney regarding this issue
were absolutely false and I leave
it up to the citizenry of the
Bahamas, to form their own
opinion as to Mr McKinney's
motive for disseminating such
false information.
During the said broadcast on
or about September 7th and on
numerous occasions thereafter,
I made several attempts to call
into Mr McKinney's show, to
advise him that the information
being broadcast by him, was
false. Unfortunately, I was
unsuccessful in my attempts to
reach Mr McKinney by tele-
phone during any of his subse-
quent broadcasts.

The facts relating to the acqui-
sition of Bahamian land by non-
Bahamian citizens are as follows;
The Immovable Property
(Acquisition by Foreign Persons)
Act, which was introduced by
the Pindling Administration and
which came into effect on
November 1, 1983 provided that,
and I quote, "Section 5(1)(a) No
foreign person shall acquire or
hold any immovable property in
the Bahamas except under the
authority of a Permit granted to
such foreign person by the
Board". By this provision, a
non-Bahamian citizen, under the
authority of a Permit issued by
the Foreign Investments Board,
was entitled to acquire and hold
the fee simple or freehold estate,
as opposed to a leasehold estate,
in any Bahamian land irrespec-
tive of the size of that land and
whether or not the land was
more or less than five acres. Dur-
ing the 10-year period between
1983 and 1993, literally hundreds,
if not thousands of properties,
were sold to and acquired by
non-Bahamian citizens under the
authority of Permits issued by
the Foreign Investments Board,
headed by the then Prime Min-
ister, the late Sir Lynden Pin-
dling, as Chairman of the Board.
The only provisions in the
Immovable Property (Acquisi-
tion by Foreign Persons) Act
relating to the "leasing" of
Bahamian land to non-Bahamian
citizens, is set out in Clause
5(3)(b) which provided that no
Permit was required in favour of
a non-Bahamian citizen who
wished to acquire, by way of
lease, residential property, for a
term not exceeding seven years
and for commercial purposes, for
a term not exceeding 21 years.
Accordingly, under the provi-
sions of the Immovable Property
(Acquisition by Foreign Persons)
Act, there was no restriction on a
non-Bahamian citizen leasing
Bahamian property even for
commercial purposes, up to a
term of 21 years, irrespective of
the acreage.
When the International Per-
sons Landholding Act of 1993
was introduced on the 1st Janu-
ary, 1994 by the Ingraham
Administration, one of the main
purposes was to revitalise the
real estate market or industry,
which had previously been sti-
fled by the Pindling Administra-
tion, by providing that "Section
2(1) A non-Bahamian, (other
than a Permanent Resident or a
non-Bahamian acquiring land or
interest in land under a devise

or by inheritance) who purchas-
es or acquires an interest in a
condominium, or property
vacant or otherwise to be used
by him as a single family dwelling
or for the construction of such a
dwelling, shall apply to the Sec-
retary of the Board to register
the purchase or acquisition and
the Secretary upon receipt of the
respective fee specified in the
Schedule (to the Act) shall reg-
ister that purchase on acquisi-
tion and issue a Certificate to the
applicant, unless the property
being acquired is undeveloped
land and the non-Bahamian
would by virtue of the acquisi-
tion become the holder of five
or more contiguous acres of land
in the Bahamas." The effect of
this provision is that a non-
Bahamian citizen, who wished
to acquire property for his pri-
vate dwelling purposes, was enti-
tled to purchase such property
and was required to have his
acquisition registered by means
of a Certificate of Registration
which had to be lodged for
record together with his Con-
veyance in the Registry of
Records. It was this Act intro-
duced by the Ingraham Admin-
istration, which limited the
acreage of property to be
acquired by non-Bahamian citi-
'zens for residential purposes, to
five acres. Previously, there was
no restriction on the acreage
which a non-Bahamian citizen
could acquire under the Immov-
able Property (Acquisition by
Foreign Persons) Act introduced
by the Pindling Administration.
I have my opinion regarding
statements made by Mr McKin-
ney over the public airwaves and
whether or not such statements
were used for propaganda pur-
poses during the period leading
up to the General Elections of
May 2,2007. I also have my opin-
ion, which I am sure is shared by
the majority of right thinking
Bahamians, as to whether or not
Mr McKinney should still be
broadcasting over ZNS.
However, I state without fear
of contradiction, tlfat if Mr McK-
inney wished to disseminate
information which he claimed to
be factual, and which is set out in
the Statute Laws of the Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas, he
was derelict in his duty to the lis-
tening public, to insure that the
information being broadcast by
him over the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas, a pub-
licly owned entity, was indeed

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BEC remains silent over oil

slick in front of Clifton plant

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Electricity
(Corporation has yet to say any-
thing about their investigations
into the oil spill on the ocean
in I ont of their Clifton Pier
This is despite a pledge by a
company executive to issue a
statement on the matter "short-
On Monday, deputy general
manager Anthony Forbes told
The Tribune that his company
was only made aware of the
spill when they saw a picture of
it on the front of the paper that

Stating that the problem may
not necessarily have originated
at the BEC plant, Mr Forbes
said that an investigation had
been launched to determine its
origin and that subsequently
information would be released.
He indicated that it would be
the responsibility of whichever
entity was found responsible to
clean up the oil.
On Tuesday, Dwayne Curtis
of the Environmental Monitor-
ing and Risk Assessment divi-
sion of the department of envi-
ronmental health, and a mem-
ber of the oil spill committee -
which is mandated to investi-

gate any such incidents said
he was surprised that none of
the petroleum companies locat-
ed at Clifton admitted to know-
ing that the spill existed prior
to Monday.
It was first brought to the
attention of The Tribune last
Thursday by a concerned local
Mr Curtis said his department
was "trying to get information
about what has transpired and
what is being done."
However, yesterday he said
that BEC had not contacted
Sam Duncombe, an environ-
mentalist, said that Clifton is in

"dire need" of efforts to stop
"the kind of spills that are hap-
pening now, and to prevent
future spills."
She claimed that the incident
proves her case that a Lique-
fied Natural Gas facility should
not be brought to the Bahamas.

"If we can't handle what's
going on at Clifton how can we
possibly monitor what's going
on at Ocean Cay with LNG?"
she asked.
Meanwhile, it is unknown
whether any attempts to clear
up the spill have been made.

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FREEPORT The Freeport
Container Port has expanded
its straddle fleet with an addi-
tional 10 new straddle carriers,
bringing the total count to 60
and increasing the ports han-
dling capacity.
The new NOELL straddle
carriers powered by Mercedes
engines were manufactured
in Wuerzburg, Germany.
Sherry Rodgers, corporate
affairs manager, said that five
of the 10 straddle carriers have
been assembled. She said the
remaining five are expected to
be completed and in service
within the coming week,
Straddle carriers are used to
move containers to and from the
stacking area and the quay side.
The FCP handles about one
million TEUs per annum. The
container port is planning a
multi-million dollar phase
expansion that, will include, the,
development of an additional.
stacking area and additional
Prior to the arrival of the new

straddle carriers, Ms Rodgers
said employees of FCP's engi-
neering department travelled to
Germany to study all aspects of
mechanical and electrical sys-
tems, as well as maintenance
and repair for the equipment.
Those persons were: Robert
Johnson, straddle carrier spper-
intendent I; Rufus M rNfin,
straddle carrier super\iis.r I;
David Nesbitt, straddle "c.rier
tech III; Theodore Rolle, strad-

dle carrier tech III, and Christo-
pher Simms, straddle carrier
tech III.
FCP is operated by Hutchi-
son Port Holdings (HPH),
which is the world's leading port
investor, developer and opera-
tor with interest in 23 countries
throughout Asia, Middle East,
Africa, Europe, and the Amer-
HPH operates a total of 257
berths in 45 ports.




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An excellent opportunity exists with a Bahamian media
company for the right professional to excel as a Sales Manager.
We are seeking a sales driven professional who is challenged to
undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

Direct the advertising department and supervise a staff of
15, including sales representatives, ad design and
production and sales support staff;
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kets, the straw market, the
hotel industry and restaurants..
If a major health crisis were
to arise in the community like
malaria or tuberculosis it won't
remain in the phantom bound-
aries that people think sepa-
rate the Haitian or Haitian-
Bahamian from the "true
As for the education aspect
of this question, I think it is
obvious as to what it would
mean to Bahamian society if
you were to mix disenfran-
chisement (which many young
Haitians suffer from) with a
lack of education.
Is it expensive and inconve-
nient to provide these services?
Yes. Should we stop doing it?
How can we when the conse-
quences of the alternative are
so dire?
But the solution for the
expense incurred in providing
free health and education may
lie in the answer to the question


Ministry of Finance GN509

The Bahamas Government
Road Traffic Department/Ministry of Finance


Request For Proposal
"Motor Vehicle Registration & Driver's Licensing System and Other

The Government of The Bahamas is seeking proposals from information
Technology (IT) systems Vendors/implementers to provide the design,
development, implementation, and training for a new, national Vehicle
Registration and Driver's Licence System and Subsystem for the Road
Traffic Department (RTD).

The Bahamas is expecting that Vendors/Implementers responding to the RFPwill
provide a comprehensive, all-inclusive proposal, accounting for any and
all hardware, software, licensing, training, support, warranty, technical
services, and any other offerings that will be needed to bring the new system
into full-scale operation. The successful proposal will demonstrate the best
overall value to The Bahamas, the Government and the Road Traffic
Department and Stakeholders, taking into consideration both the service-level
advantages and socio-economic benefits from the availability and utilization
of local resources.

Interested Vendors/Implementers should collect a copy of the RFP, inclusive
of the technical requirements from the Ministry of Finance, Cecil Wallace
Whitfield Centre, Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas-Technical Section 2nd Floor

Proposals should be delivered on or before Friday 15th June 2007 at 4:00pm in
a sealed envelope addressed to:

Tender's Board
Ministry of Finance
Attention: Ms. Ruth Millar
Financial Secretary
Labeled "Motor Vehicle Registration &
Driver's Licensing system and
other Sub-Systems"

All submissions would be opened at 10:00am on Tuesday 19th June 2007 at
the Tender's Board meeting, 3rd floor Conference room, Ministry of Finance,
Cable Beach.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

I AM grateful to a reader
of this column who sent
in a few questions following the
publication of last week's Live
Wire which dealt briefly with
problems faced by Haitian-
Bahamians in the Bahamas.
Her assertion was once the
country was able to figure out
the answers to these questions
then it will be able to grant cit-
izenship to those "brothers and
sisters who are struggling to
find an identity for them-
The questions were in part:
How will it benefit us to
educate and provide health
care for a nation of people?
How will it benefit us to
allow a nation of people nation-
al insurance benefits?
How will it benefit us to
have an unknown population
of people among us?
Before I answer these ques-
tions, however, I believe there

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does not, a sister, a brother or
As for how "will it benefit us
to educate and provide health
care for a nation of people" I
think a more important ques-
tion is how will it benefit us
NOT to educate and provide
health care for this sizeable por-
tion of the population.
Although for many Bahami-
ans the Haitian in the Bahamas
tends to be an invisible member
of society, relegated to "Haitian
villages" and pockets within
inner-city communities, they
are everywhere.
Here legally or illegally, they
work in our foodstores, weed
our yards, are on our construc-
tion projects, in our meat mar-

"How will it benefit us to allow
a nation of people national
insurance benefits?"
Again, this requires Bahami-
ans to be honest with them-
selves. The truth be told mairy
Haitians work without their
incomes being taxed like "legit;
imised" workers. Not many
people who knowingly hire ille-
gal immigrants bother to,
deduct national insurance from
their wages. In addition, not
many self-employed gardeners
or maids bother to deduct NIB
contributions from their earn-
If officials can find a way to
cause this to happen, though
admittedly there is a challenge,
to get Bahamian employers t(
do this for their Bahamian
employees, there is the sohl
tion to this problem. 4
As for "how will it benefit '
to have an unknown populf
tion of people among us?" tl6.
simple answer is: it does not.*-'
The truth of the matter is tle,
more segregated this county
of 300,000 is, whether betweod
black or white, rich or poor,
Haitian or Bahamian, the.
worse off we are.
We must work toward inte-
grating the country in the truest
sense of the word. While I,.
believe that the "melting pot" is
a myth, it is possible and vital
that we in this country learn to
go beyond our natural inclina-i
tion to "stick with our owe"
and appreciate the cultural di
ferences of one another.
As Jimmy Carter said once:
"We become not a melting pot,
but a beautiful mosaic. Diffef-o
ent people, different beliefs,'
different yearnings, different.
hopes, different dreams".
If we again were honest with
ourselves we would admit that
not many Bahamiai's have
stopped to ask or eve~' consid-,
er the story of Haitians or Hait-
ian-Bahamians (both ot .Lor4,
will be with us for a very . time ) so that they are not.
unknown to us.
Send comments to rmis-'.
sick@tribunemedia.net or visit.,
.com, a blog Mr Missick writ*
along with a group of other
young Bahamians. .

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is something many Bahamians
have to come to terms with.
There are some Haitians that
the Department of Immigra-
tion will identify, arrest and
deport and there are many
more who will remain in this
country with their children and
grandchildren until the day
they die.
Despite what many believe,
or hope, no government know-
ing the complexity of this prob-
lem is going to gather the
60,000 illegal immigrants that
the ILO estimates is in the
Bahamas and deport them.
Expense of such an exercise
aside, you still must consider
how you are going to deport a
husband with no legal status in
the country and leave a wife
and child who does, without a
father. How are you going to
deport a mother and father
who have no legal status in the
Bahamas but leave a child who
does, or a grandmother who

"Despite what many believe,
or hope,, no government
knowing the complexity of
this problem is going to gather
the 60,000 illegal immigrants
that the ILO estimates is in the
Bahamas and deport them."

I _ _

on the subject of



0 In brief

Plane full
of cocaine
crashes in
A SMALL plane loaded with
cocaine crashed in eastern
Venezuela, killing the two peo-
ple aboard and revealing a drug
shipment that was seized by
troops, according to Associated
P~ national Guard soldiers con-
Iated 1,058 pounds of cocaine
tom the Cessna that crashed
tjy Monday night, the attorney
general's office said in state-
ment Tuesday.
The wreckage was found near
Sthe town of El Tigre, about 250
miles southeast of Caracas.
The bodies of the pilot and
another person were found in
the Venezuelan-registered
plane. Authorities did not give
details about the suspected
ehuses of the crash, nor details
about where the plane departed
from or was headed.
'According to the attorney
general's office, National Guard
troops found a compartment in
the plane holding 480 packages,
' each of which held a 2.2 pounds
of cocaine.
.Venezuela is a major smug-
gling route for Colombian
cocaine bound for the United
States and Europe.

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1:00 ZNS News Update
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Daniel 'will get justice under FNM'

ANNA Nicole Smith's
mother Virgie Arthur believes
her late grandson Daniel is
more likely to get "the justice
he deserves" now that the PLP
is out of power.
The former Houston police-
woman is certain the new
FNM government will clear
the way for a fair inquest into
Daniel's death when it begins
on May 30.
Sources close to Mrs Arthur
told The Tribune yesterday
that she was always suspicious
that the PLP government
might try to block a proper
inquiry into Daniel's death last
Their claims came amid
reports that Ms Smith donated
$200,000 to the PLP in the
months before her death in
Though the figure cannot
be confirmed, an informed
US source revealed that the
late cover girl donated mon-
ey to the party during her
fateful five-month stay in
"Virgie now believes
Daniel is going to get a fair
hearing," said the source,
"There were always fears that
the PLP would somehow hold
things up, but she is much
happier now that there has
been a change of govern-
Meanwhile, speculation con-

* VIRGIE Arthur

tinues over the fate of Anna
Nicole's money, with much of
it centred on a company called
Cracker Incorporated, which
is believed to be registered in
the Cayman Islands.
Associates of Anna Nicole
believe much of her estimated
$10 million to $15 million for-
tune went into that company
shortly before her death.
A will declaring her personal
assets to be $10,000, plus the
value of her Los Angeles home,

Anna Nicole Smith's mother believes new

government will clear way for inquest

has been dismissed as "ridicu-
lous" by those close to her.
They say jewellery, expensive
shoes, Trimspa royalties, her
boat bought shortly before
her death and property at
Coral Harbour are all assets
unaccounted for in the will.


And they are speculating on
where royalties from her recent-
ly released final film, Illegal
Aliens, will go now that her
estate is in limbo.
Though the high camp,
tongue-in-cheek movie has
been trashed by critics, relent-
less publicity over recent

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months looks likely to generate
respectable returns.
US sources claimed Anna
Nicole herself invested $700,000
in the low-budget, straight-to-
DVD production, and that -
whatever its faults curiosity
value alone will guarantee prof-
Though Virgie Arthur
believes the FNM government
will produce a "level playing
field" for the Daniel Smith
inquest, she is still at odds with
Larry Birkhead over the future
of her grand-daughter, Dan-
"Virgie is dumbfounded that
Larry is not talking to her," a
source said yesterday. "People
think of him as the nice guy, but

he is now the one who is not
She is also at odds with Dr
Cyril Wecht, the private pathol-
ogist who conducted an autopsy
on Daniel shortly after his
Not only does Mrs Arthur
question Dr Wecht's report, she
also dislikes his "ballistic"
response to any suggestion that
the bodies of Daniel and Anna
Nicole be exhumed and taken
back to Texas.
"Why doesn't he want Daniel
dug up?" a friend asked. "Virgie
is likely to push ahead for
exhumation. This has nothing
to do with finding what's inside
their bodies. It's all to do with
bringing them home."

Cafe Johnny Canoe will no longer be
serving breakfast as of
Wednesday the 23rd of May, 2007.

We will continue to serve lunch and
dinner from 11:30 a.m. to
11:00 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and
11:30 a.m. to midnight on
Friday and Saturday.

We are sorry for any

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Open House
Saturday May 26

7 pm See Computer Lab at Genesis Academy
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8pm See Cosmos Observatory
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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd is pleased to invite qualified
companies to submit for tender for Fire Extinguisher Maintenance.

Interested companies can pick up a specification document from BTC's
Administration Building John F. Kennedy Drive May 22nd to May 31 st 2007
between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Tender should be sealed in an envelope marked
"FIRE EXTINGUISHER TENDER" and delivered to the attention of: -

Mr. Leon Williams
President & CEO
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd
P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Bids should reach the company's administration office on John F. Kennedy
Drive by 4:00 p.m. Monday June, 4th 2007.

Companies submitting bids are invited to attend the bid opening on Wednes-
day, June 5th 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at BTC's Perpall Tract location.

BTC reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

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MONEY stashed away in
Switzerland by former Hait-
ian dictator Jean-Claude
"-Baby Doc" Duvalier could
be returned to his family as
soon as next month, a senior
Swiss foreign ministry official
said Wednesday, according to

Associated Press.
All legal efforts to prevent
7.6 million Swiss francs (US$6.2
million) currently frozen in
Swiss bank accounts from being
released have been exhausted,
the head of the ministry's inter-
national law department, Paul
Seger, told Associated Press.
The government in Haiti

tried to recover the funds after
Duvalier was ousted in 1986,
but the judicial process ground
to a halt in the chaos that
engulfed the Caribbean coun-
try during the years that fol-
"It was never proved in a
court that the money was of
criminal origin, and that would
have been necessary for us to
be able to confiscate it," Seger
told the AP.
To prevent the money going
back to the ex-dictator or his
family, the Swiss government
blocked the accounts in 2002 in
the hope that the legal process
could be restarted or a deal
reached with the family. But
according to Seger, the govern-
ment's authority to block the
funds runs out June 3.
After that date, the Duvalier

family will theoretically be able
to access the funds via a com-
plicated chain of ownership
involving a foundation in the
tiny principality of Liechten-
stein and a company in Pana-
ma, he said.
"Unless another solution is
found at the last minute, the
freeze will be lifted on June 3,"
said Seger, adding that a com-
plex legal dispute between the
Duvalier family and its lawyers
means ownership of the mon-
ey will likely not be resolved
"But it will be beyond our
power," he said.
The Swiss government tried
for years to reach an agreement
with the family to avoid the
embarrassment of handing over
money which many in Haiti
consider to have been stolen

* HAITIAN President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier, known
as 'Baby Doc', pictured May 25, 1980
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

from public funds allegations
Duvalier has always denied.
"We had reached a resolu-,
tion, in principle, which would
have seen a large part of the
money go to charitable projects
in Haiti, and the rest returned to
the family," Seger said.
"But then the family seems
to have changed its mind" and
simply waited until the Swiss
government's power to freeze
the money expired, he said.
Switzerland's highest court
ruled in 2006 that an indefinite
freeze on privately owned funds
was unconstitutional. The case

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involved 8 million francs
(US$6.5 million) deposited in '
Swiss banks by the former '-.-
Zairean President Mobutu Sese
Seko, which are due to be
unblocked in 2008.
Seger said he did not believe
the Duvalier money could be
retained any longer.
"If we maintained the block-
ade the lawyers would go
straight to the Swiss federal
court, and we have not received
a positive response from Haiti
to our suggestions that the -'
process of international legal
assistance be resumed."

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Limited parking for customers

brings Central Bank under fire

A CUSTOMER was out-
raged to learn that the Central
Bank's parking lot which
holds around 80 vehicles has
only eight spaces reserved for
The rest, the irate customer
was told on Tuesday, are
reserved for staff many of
them managers and high-level
"1 have never heard of any-
thing so ridiculous," said the
customer, who is also a journal-
ist at The Tribune. "Whoever
heard of a place of business
where the bosses are treated so
much better than the cus-
"In this case it's even worse,
because the situation is also an
insult to the bank's owners -
the people of the Bahamas -
who are pushed into a corner
and made to fight over a few
spaces for the benefit of a bunch
of fat cats and puffed-up
However, according to one
manager who was on the scene,
there is nothing strange about
the situation at all.
When approached while
parking his car in one of the
around 70 executive spaces, the
manager claimed that similar
situations could be found at
many places of business in the
United States. When the cus-
tomer challenged this state-
ment, calling it absurd, the man-
ager merely shrugged and said
he could not speak for the bank.
According to the customer,
there seems to be no advantage
created by the current parking

system at the bank other than
for the employees as all that
seems to result is chaos and con-
When the eight spaces are
full. angry customers are told
they must either leave the lot
and fight for a parking space in
the heavily congested sur-
rounding area, or to wait until a
space comes free while
reserved parking spaces for
executives remain empty.
Attendants are forced to
scramble around and explain
the situation to the irritated vis-


itors. Although the one person
on duty declined to cenmImcnit
on the matter, the level of frus-
traItion the system imusH t cause
for attendants is clea. t li- Ccus-
tomler said.
"The people who work it the
bank are presumably lihcie all
day: did it ever occur to those
who created this system that
people may have urgent busi-
ness to conduct or might have
to rush back to work them-
selves?" the customer asked.
Responding to the concerns,
lan Fernander, head of admin-

istiation at the I ank, agreed
that parking is a "constant chal-
He explained that the hank
has 250 slll members and that
;is it is, parking cannot he pro-
iilcd for around half of them.
[lie mailer is a suIice of con-
stant complaints fiolil1 employ-
ecs and even featured promli-
nenltlv i in recent union n inegotia
tios li he added.
According to Mr Fernander,
there is usually very little cause
for members of the public to
visit Ithe Central Bank. other

* THE car park of Central Bank of the Bahamas

Minister welcomes international travel partners

TOURISM'S international
travel partners from the United
States, Europe and the United
Kingdom were welcomed to the
Bahamas by the new Minister
of Tourism and Aviation Neko
Grant during a reception mark-
ing the oQpening of'the llth
annual conference at the
Atlantis resort.
Mr Grant saluted the strong
partnership developed between
the ministry and its interna-
tional partners and credits this
with having played a role in the
development of the tourism
One of the spin-offs from the
conference is the first ever Wed-
dings and Honeymoons Sym-
posium, currently underway in
conjunction with the confer-
"The Bahamian tourism
product includes a broader vari-
ety of vacation choices, from
the luxurious yet quaint beach-
side boutique resort to the larg-
er mega-styled fantasy of casino
play and colourful nightlife, to
an emerging eco-tourism sector
in a multi-island destination that
has capacity for growth," the

* PICTURED from left are
Michelangela Vismara,
regional manager for Italy;
Mr Grant, Glenda Johnson,
director of the Latin market
and deputy director general of
tonriismi Tommy Thonmpson.
(Photo: BIS/Derek Smith)

minister said.
He said the government is
committed to bringing addi-
tional investment to the
Bahamas that will match the
multiplicity and variety of the
Bahamian identity with projects
that enhance the beauty and
character of the islands and will
put in place supporting physi-
cal infrastructure.
"In the coming years," said
Mr Grant, "you can look for-
ward to a substantially refur-

bished and modernised intelni
tional airport: critical ipgraides
to the city of Nassau, further
extension of tourism facilities to
traditional residential and com-
mercial areas of Nassau, the
redevelopment of Bay Street in
downtown Nassau with a far
greater infusion of Bahamian
eateries and cultural enterpris-
es, including the ie-emergence
of a native Bahamian showcase
and a restored and revitalised
Grand Bahama island."

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Sessional committees

FROM page one

The Library Committee is made up of Marathon MP
Earl Deveaux; Eight Mile Rock MP Vernae Grant; South
Eleuthera MP Oswald Ingraham, and South Andros MP
Picewell Forbes.
The Committee to examine Statutory Instrunent,,
which is made up of Blue Hills MP Sidney Collie:
Carmichael MP Desmond Bannister: Marco City MP
Zhivargo Laing; North Andros MP Vincent Peet. and
MICAL MP Alfred Gray.
The Committee on Broadcasting, which is made up of
St Anne's MP Brent Symonette; Long Island and RaggW
Island MP Larry Cartwright; Golden Isles MP Charles
Maynard; West End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombc.
and Kennedy MP Kenyatta Gibson.
The Committee on House Rules and Business, which
is made up of Tommy Turnquest; Lucaya MP Ncko
Grant; Pinewood MP Bryan Woodside; Farm Road and
Centreville MP Perry Christie, and Fort Charlotte MP
Alfred Sears.
The Committee to report on the state of the Public
Treasury, which is made up of Garden Hills MP Brensil
Rolle; Clifton MP Kendal Wright, and Englerston MP
Glenys Hanna-Martin.
The Committee to examine the Public Accounts.
which is made up of Bain and Grants Town MP Dr
Bernard Nottage; Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell; St Thomas
More MP Frank Smith; South Abaco MP Edison Key.
and Pineridge MP Kwasi Thompson.


Senior Associate Advertising

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media personnel and key strategic partners / suppliers internally and extern. I y.
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* Set performance goals consistent with corporate objectives.
* Manage advertising and media campaigns to schedules and budget.
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(;,w e r'' one

n. o xix ns icuimpanied
Iri ,' tio i Chief Jus-
-, : '1 3urti1n l tall. Commis-
S,_ [1Police Paul I-arquhar-
S i, 1! *i .]; ,i iC it l 1 [i
I1. i *, -ve. Clifford Scaix

L ..1.." = polarisation oi
i; . .1 opposing par-
i -t p i -_-'red off, across
. ... i other, PLPs
.I l-'|ii it:.-s. and FNvMs
.. ., of Bay Street.
,'tchiig, .. remony, and
a king .. :' _-* participants.
-\c ?.tii. ng we still 18
si oig," a -aman PLP sup-
porter to-, The Tribune.
An-other PL? argued that "the
FNM is t-e party of money,
while we afe .the party of the
'- 'e oher side of the
st '- ,;:-e FNM supporter
remna:-eJ. to the PLPs, "Ya'll
lose, and need to accept it."
The .cirited banter, though,
becairre distasteful at times,
especi: .:!y when the spouses of
the pa namentarians left the
House a take their places in
-." v, s,' C Sqluare.
t-L_- .hecred such spouses
;s l ei .- ect2e Christie. wife of
forni e ririe minister Perry
('isti_. while boos followed

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2 0 page one

her as she walked past FNM
This phenomenon was
reversed when government
members and their spouses
passed the PLPs to boos and
heckling, while being cheered
on reaching the FNM section
of the crowd.
As the parliamentarians
made their final departure at
the end of the ceremony, PLPs
on Parliament Street, keen to
show that the results of the elec-
tion have not quashed their
zeal, began to chant "Perry, Per-
ry, Perry," demanding to see
their leader before he left the
When Mr Christie, descended
the stairs of the House, scores of
PLPs embraced him, declaring
their fidelity to him as leader,
while some FNMs directed dis-
paraging remarks at him and
his wife, Bernadette Christie.
"Bush crack and Perry gone!"
some FNMs shouted repeated-
ly at the Christies as they spoke
to supporters before leaving.
One FNM even mocked Mr
Christie's trademark Junkanoo
shuffle in front of the crowd,
which drew laughter.
With the electorate divided
by less than 4,000 votes, the
mood of these supporters indi-
cates that the intense climate of
the election persists.

":' for South Eleuthera. was I
hocn as vice-president.
Di-n F-ulkes, leader of govern- -
A.c *-ss in the Senate, con-
"r;I' oth colle ;.ues on their
.pp s. ,t: il hat ,otl will '
'1t nd fair' a h holes.
poitio Il.-dcr Allyson
S!: sP. ioisnr d ,i t -ooikes
i. rs 1 ot skO and '
S. .u e asked by OPPOSITION
S','!C out tLhe missing Sena- t OPPOSITION
\i. lh:n they will be appoint- Senate Leader Allyson
: licined to comment, stating Maynard-Gibson..
i. c decision on their appointment is a matter for the leader of
;: position and the prime minister who, to her knowledge, are
.! ;* negotiations.
:': -tutionaUy mandated, the government has appointed
S- e e opposition has selected four members,
S" ree to be appointed by the prime minister after
v- :. -- acder of the opposition.
Si--. th constitution further mandates that
S..:, *...:.' i ;ti>ain the same balance of power that exists
in tile exercise ol the functions conferred upon him by article
: : : n. e purpose ot the prime minister shall be
-e litical balance of the Senate reflects that of the
: sf sembly a. the time."
?-:..c :epo90s Ves-,rday morning on Love 97 news, indicated that
-;e -e, v!ichael Halkitis and Tanya Wright had been named
. :' last three spo:s. But none was present during the first Sen-
.g the House, Opposition Leader Perry Christie
..ade brief remarks on the controversy.
"My position is clear, I think the prime minister's position is
icar. those positions don't appear to reconcile one with the other,"
H,) said.
PLP insiders have declared that the party is prepared to mount
Ii vigorous legal challenge if the prime minister appoints three of
their ineri'be:s with the remaining selections.
-:., ]13 Senators include: Lynn Holowesko, Johnley Fer-
gnUon, Dic E Foulkes, Elma Campbell, Claire Hepburn, Jacinta
Higgs, Rev Frederick McAlpine, Kay Forbes, David Thompson,
\llyson Maynard-Gibson, Jerome Fitzgerald, Hope Strachan and
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FROM page one

election that the archbish-
op said should concern 'af
Bahamians interested i'n
democracy the other twb
being that the contest came
down to a struggle between'
two party leaders and that-
there was evidence 6f
increased polarisatioon
among supporters.
Archbishop Gomez
said there can be no
doubt that money played
"a major role" in the
recent campaign.
He said Bahamians
have never been subject.
to such a bombardment,
of paid political ads or ,
party paraphernalia.
"If this pattern contin-
ues, access to consider- ',
able funding will become-
a prerequisite for offer- ,
ing oneself as a candidate'
for any political party ,,
and this will not promote
democracy because it will
automatically exclude n
those persons who do not
have access to financial .
resources," he warned.. ',
The archbishop also.
said that the campaign,,,
although carried out on ,.
the Westminster model,',
"was in fact conducted,.
for the most part, as a "
contest between the lead-'
ers of the two major
political parties" with ,
individual candidates rel-;
egated to the back-
During the campaign ,
the victorious FNM con-
centrated on criticising
former prime minister
Perry Christie's style of
governance as weak and,
indecisive, while the PLP.'
sought to paint FNM ,
leader Hubert Ingraham'
as a dictator who takes "
hasty decisions without :
"Without detracting
from the importance of
leadership in any sphere)"
of public endeavour, we
should be seeking to
ensure the integrity of
the system," Archbishop
Gomez said. "Our pre-
sent system is predicated
on the voters in each
constituency electing a
person to represent the
constituency in the
House of Assembly. In
this system the candidate.-
in the constituency realiyK
"In a system where th6"
leader of the party plays.'
the determining role, the,'
local constituency is
reduced to 'following the,.
The archbishop criti- '
cised the "state of height-
ened polarisation"
between the supporters,"
of the two major political,
parties. ..
"The danger inherent"'
in a politically polarised
environment is the ten- -
dency to make political
affiliation an overarching,
absolute in the affairs of.'
the society. There is
ample historical evidence
to indicate that when
party politics becomes an
overarching absolute,
political affiliation
invades every sector of
the society, including pri'-
vate and public institu- *
tions, organizations and -
He said that Bahamian
society's response should
be an effort to pursue
healing and reconcilia-
"The Bahamas belongs
to all of us, irrespective
of political affiliation. '
and it behooves all of us
to contribute towards the
creation of a harmonious
environment in which the.
inherent worth and value'
of every person is recog-.
nised and respected. -\'
"We neglect this to ou,'


Exchange students come

back from Rhode Island

THE first ever College of the
Bahamas students to take part
in an exchange arrangement
between COB and a university
inr' the United States have
returned to Nassau after com-
pleting a successful semester at
the University of Rhode Island.
The two students have
demonstrated what COB pro-
fessors and administration say
they have known for a long time
COB students and academic
programmes are highly com-
petitive internationally.
"Cory Eldon and Patrick
Thompson, both seniors, came
back full of enthusiasm for their
experience in colder climes hav-
ing both achieved excellent
results," said the college in a
statement. "Thompson, a math
major, especially outdid him-
self, the college and the country
proud by achieving a perfect
4.00 GPA in the five courses he
Thompson will graduate from
the College of the Bahamas in a
few days with the laurel wreath
of the President's Award to
crown his academic achieve-
Biology major Eldon did
extremely well too, finishing the
seriester with a GPA of 3.40
and is at present on the verge of
graduating once he completes
and presents a biology research
Eldon and Thompson felt
very well prepared for the work
they faced, which augurs well
for COB's reputation and
opportunities for further
"COB requires much more
of you in terms of quality of
work," reflected Eldon and
Thompson noted, "This place
(COB) really prepares you.
Rhode Island math majors tend
to be over reliant on a comput-
er programme called Maple that
can do calculations for you so
you don't need to do them
"Now, COB requires you to
do them by hand but up there, a
lot of the students don't remem-
ber how to do calculations
The two young men quickly
realized that to achieve the
grades they aspired to would
require dedication and hard
work because the Rhode Island
grading scale gave an A only
for a mark of 95 and above."

* CORY Eldon and Patrick Thompson

"You had to be almost perfect They also enjoyed being able
to get an A," said Thompson to borrow books from other
who achieved five As, during university libraries through the
the semester, inter-library loan service and
Both Eldon and Thompson night owl Cory Eldon found the
had positive experiences in their 24-hour study room with its cof-
classes. Eldon said he thor- fee shop and snack bar a very
oughly enjoyed the labs with attractive proposition.
their high-tech facilities and Initially, beyond the class-
equipment and particularly rel- room setting, both young men
ished the opportunities to dis- felt a little lost and were some-
sect animals and locate their what overawed by the size of
organs. the Rhode Island University
Thompson said he was happy Kingston campus with its three
to have been in small classes bus routes and 1,200 acres the
with supportive professors. college's Oakes Field campus
Eldon was very impressed is just over 30 acres but they
with the way his professors used soon felt at home.
PowerPoint presentations in all Once they had familiarised
their classes and both Bahami- themselves with the university's
ans availed themselves of layout and the locations of the
WebCT, an online facility that rooms for their classes, they
allows students to pull up notes never looked back. "It seemed
and material from classes for so big on those first couple of
clarification and explanation. days," said Cory, "but by the
Another facility that time we left it felt a lot smaller."
impressed the two young men The cold weather presented a
was the four-storey library with challenge as well the temper-
its 1.4 million volumes and over atures were regularly in the low
a hundred computer stations. 20s and there was plenty of
They both imagined that the snow. "The first time I saw
Harry C Moore library at the snow was just awesome," said
College of the Bahamas will be Eldon, "and I went out taking
just ag impressive when it is photographs and even built a
completed. snowman!"

Fortunately, both had pur-
chased winter coats, boots and
other warm clothes before arriv-
ing in Rhode Island and again
they adapted successfully.
However, one thing that they
couldn't adapt to was the uni-
versity food. They both missed
well-seasoned, home-cooked
Bahamian fare and, although
they tolerated the meals in the
cafeteria, they didn't enjoy
them. "The lack of taste was a
shock to the system," com-
mented Thompson, "and after a
while I wondered if the food
was improving or if I had lost
my taste buds."
Cory Eldon said, "I wouldn't
exchange my experience for
anything" and Patrick Thomp-
son added, "I wasn't ready to
come home in fact, I would
jump at the chance to go back."

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Forward Resume,
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AS part of its continued com-
mitment to Grand Bahama, the
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny is investing $1.6 million to
provide reliable service to the
east end of the island.
This investment extends the
existing transmission line from
Fortune Bay to South Riding
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany said in a statement that it
understands that, with major
developments forecast for this
area along with expected
growth, bringing reliable power
to the area is a priority.
"We have opted not to wait
for the new bridge, that will
cross the Grand Bahama cause-
way, connecting Freeport to
High Rock, and have instead
gone ahead with this investment
nox*" said Derick King, direc-
tor of transmission and distrib-
According to Mr King: "To
be proactive we need to think
ahead of the demand of our
island. We need to be prepared
to grow rapidly and exceed our
customers' expectations at all
It is also hoped that this com-
mitment to the east end of the
island will help fuel economic
growth in the area.
This expansion for the east
began in January, 2007, with
Arnold Adderley, project assis-
tant in the planning and sched-
uling department of Grand
Bahama Power Company,
along with other company
employees and local contrac-
"We started early in January
by digging the trench across the
channel and installing the pipes,
which are embedded in cement.
We then laid in the cable, which
is insulated in conduits, due to
the intensity of the voltage.
"We are now running the line
, to the location where we will
build the new sub-station for
.the High Rock area. We are
estimating to use about 6,000
feet of pipe," Adderley said.
The full project, including the
construction of the sub-station,


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is hoped to be complete in
November, 2007. Adderley

added: "This is the first under-
water powerline in the north-
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most technically efficient."
This ongoing project is just
one of many for Grand Bahama .
Power Ccimpany during 2007.
Others include a lightning
avoidance programme, hurri-
cane safety tests and drills,
pngoing generation improve-
ments, power-pole upgrades
and a 24-hour customer call
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Venezuela's Supreme

Court rules TV station

must stop broadcasting

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Court ruled Wednesday that an
opposition-aligned television
station must stop broadcasting
on May 28 while the high court
reviews its appeal of the gov-
ernment's decision not to renew
its licence, according to Associt-
ed Press.
*The Supreme Court
announced on its website that it
had accepted the appeal pre-
* 'nd by Radio Caracas Tele-
vision, but rejected its request
for 'protective measures".
That means the commercial
station will be replaced next
week by a public-service sta-
tion., as announced by President
Hugo Chavez, though the court
is' still reviewing RCTV's chal-
lenge to the government shut-
JTelecommunications Minis-
ter Jesse Chacon told a news
c'mnt.i _no.i that the Supreme
Court decision means: "the
channel must go off the air at
.11:59 p.m. on May 27. If it does-
n't, it will be operating illegally."
Several hundred government
supporters wearing red the
color of Chavez's ruling party
- also applauded the ruling dur-
ing a march to the Information
Ministry, where they gave offi-
cials a document backing the
ndn-renewal of RCTV's licence.
.In a prepared statement,
RCTV called the ruling "con-
tradictory'" because it doesn't
stop the shutdown, though it
"accepts that there are justified
reasons for affirming the clo-
sur.-decreed by the government
is tiegal."
It said the government action

"affects more than 200 journal-
ists, 3,000 employees and all of
Venezuelan society."
Chavez says the new, state-
financed station will respect free-
dom of expression by opening
its doors to all Venezuelans. But
RCTV, Venezuela's opposition
and some human rights groups
argue that Chavez a close ally
of Cuban leader Fidel Castro is
trying to silence criticism.
Jose Miguel Vivanco, director
of the Americas division for the
New York-based Human
Rights Watch, issued a state-
ment on Tuesday that "Chavez
is misusing the state's regulato-
ry authority to punish a media
outlet for its criticism of the
The government outlines its
reasons for not renewing
RCTV's license in a 360-page
publication called "White Book
on RCTV," which accuses the
privately owned channel of
"inciting rebellion" during a
short-lived 2002 coup against
Chavez and showing "lack of
respect for authorities and insti-
RCTV's general manager,
Marcel Granier, rejects those
Human Rights Watch said
the government book "does not
cite a single final judicial or
administrative ruling establish-
ing that the channel had in fact
committed any of these alleged
Founded in 1953, RCTV is
Venezuela's oldest private net-
work. It broadcasts a mix of talk
shows, sports, locally produced
soap operas and an immensely
popular comedy programme
called "Radio Rochela," which
regularly pokes fun at Chavez.

VENEZUELA'S President Hugo Chavez, centre, speaks
under a sign that reads in Spanish "CANTV is now national" at
the new board directors' swearing in ceremony for the
newly nationalized telecommunications company CA Nacional
Telefonos de Venezuela in Caracas on Tuesday
(AP Photo/Gregorio Marrero)

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University of West Indies Chancellor
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SIR George Alleyne, Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, paid a courtesy call on
Arthur Hanna, Governor General of the Bahamas on May 18 at Government House. Sir George
is also the special representative of the United National Secretary General on HIV/AIDS in the
Caribbean. Pictured from left are Missouri Sherman-Peter, Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet
Office and president of the University of the West Indies Alumni Association; the Chancellor,
Sir George; the Governor General; under secretary in the Cabinet Office Carl Smith, director of
the University of the West Indies Alumni Association.
(BIS photo: Raymond Bethel)

OFFICERS of the Bahamas Baptist Youth Department and contestants in their speech con-
test paid a courtesy call on the Governor General Arthur Hanna and presented him with an award
on May 18 at Government House. Pictured from left are Brian Strachan, Donna Duncombe, Elvy
Rolle, Glenis Clarke, Joyntha Miller, Thelma Smith, the president Urban Smith, Governor
General Hanna, the first vice president Deno Cartwright, Kendera Armbrister, Arlieth Rolle, Alle-
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SlPublic Utilities Commission

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was established by the Public Utilities Commission
Act 1993, as amended in 1999 to regulate controlled public utilities. It is currently
mandated to regulate the telecommunications sector. The PUC is inviting suitably
qualified persons to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager. This person
will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and will report to the Executive
Principal duties and responsibilities of the position
These will include:
Develop and recommend Human Resources Management (HRM) strategies, policies
and practices that promote employee commitment, team building, competence,
motivation and performance and that facilitate the achievement of the PUC's
business objectives.
-! :Staff recruitment and administration of workforce planning and employment
Develop and facilitate processes for effective labour/management relations and
Administer compensation, benefits, and recognition and performance management
Manage the training and development programmes and collaborate with management
in conducting needs analysis, coordinating plans, preparing manuals, and monitoring
and evaluating training.
Facilitate employee commitment to a culture which embraces the core values of
the organization and foster an understanding of and commitment to diversity.
Develop and Maintain the Human Resource Information Systems
," Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with:
'* A minimum of a university degree in Human Resources Management, Business
.V ":Administration, Education or one of the social sciences from a leading university.
A clear understanding of basic management functions and experience in management
and supervision.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience as human resources
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benefits package and excellent opportunities for continued development. Starting salary
will be commensurate with relevant experience.
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MINISTRY of Education. Youth. Sports and Culture staffll members turned out in mass to wel-
come their new minister. Carl Bethel. on May 21. in the foyer of the Ministry of Education Build-
ing on Thompson Blvd. Mr Bethel introduced Minister of State for Youth and Sports Byron
Woodside, and Minister of State for Culture Charles Maynard. Mr Bethel. the MP for Sea
Breeze, is pictured addressing the team.
(BIS photo: Derek Smith)

New supervisor appointed

at Bahamas Waste Limited

ARETHA Mackey has
been appointed to the posi-
tion of Supervisor of Abaco
Operations at Bahamas Wast-
ed Limited.
Ms Mackey is a native Aba-
conian with 21 years experi-
ence in the insurance field.
Her responsibilities will
include overseeing the day-
to-day operations of the Aba-
co branch of BWL.
She will also be responsi-
ble for customer relations and
business development in
"We are more than pleased
to.have Aretha on our team,"
said Francisco De Cardenas,
managing director of
Bahamas Waste. "She brings
to our team a wealth of
knowledge and experience
". and we now look forward to
added success in our Abaco
Bahamas Waste holds the

title of largest private waste
management company in the
Bahamas and services more
than 1,000 homes and busi-
nesses in New Providence
and Paradise Island.
The company supplies con-
tainers and regular collection
service to hundreds of con-
struction sites and also pro-
vides special collection ser-
vices to clients in Fresh
Creek, Andros.
The primary business
involves the leasing of com-
pactors and containers and
routine emptying and dispos-
al of waste.
In New Providence, the
fleet of more than 25 packer
and roll off trucks and other
support vehicles are out in
the community seven days a
week, starting in the early
morning hours.
Bahamas Waste Limited, a
public entity whose shares are


traded on BISX, is the largest
solid waste hauler in the
"BWL has had reliable,
efficient and professional
commercial hauling services
in Abaco since 2003," noted
the company in a statement.

Britain pushes forward with extradition request

for former KGB man accused of killing ex-spy

BRITAIN said Wednesday it was pushing for-
ward with an extradition request for an ex-KGB
bodyguard sought in the poisoning death of a
[former comrade, despite Moscow's insistence
at it will not comply, according to Associated
Andrei Lugovoi is-wanted in the killing of
Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent poi-
soned last year with the radioactive substance
polonium-210 after meeting Lugovoi and two
other Russian men at a London hotel.
"An extradition request will be drawn up and it
will be forwarded to the Russian government by
our embassy in Moscow," a Foreign Office
spokesman said on condition of anonymity in
line with government policy.
On his deathbed, the 43-year-old Litvinenko
said Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind
- his killing, an allegation the Russian government
rejected. Litvinenko had also said Russian author-
ities were behind a deadly 1999 apartment blast
and the murder of investigative journalist Anna
Russia has said its constitution bars the extra-
dition of nationals. But Britain is putting pressure
on Moscow: the Foreign Office summoned the
Russian ambassador Tuesday to urge cooperation.
Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei
Ivanov suggested Wednesday that the Kremlin
may not get involved in the case.
"We have a court, we have a prosecutor's office
independent of the executive power that I
hope will receive official materials" from Britain,
Ivanov told a news conference.
He played down the potential for diplomatic

repercussions in the standoff between Britain
and Europe's leading energy supplier.
"I don't see a big connection between the Litvi-
nenko case and the development of Russian-
British relations on the whole," Ivanov said.
But a Blair spokesman warned that failure to
produce Lugovoi risked worsening relations. He
said Britain has received no formal response from
Moscow, but declined to say whether Blair or
Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett planned to
speak directly to their Russian counterparts about
the case.
One Russian lawmaker, from a party that gen-
erally supports the Kremlin, urged Lugovoi to
travel to London to take the pressure off the
Russian government.
"I would appeal to Lugovoi personally that he
go to England and not create problems. If he is
convinced of his innocence, he can fully prove his
innocence with the help of a lawyer," Alexei
Mitrofanov, of the nationalist Liberal Democra-
tic Party, said at a session of the Duma, the low-
er house of parliament, RIA-Novosti news agency
Meanwhile, self-exiled Russian billionaire Boris
Berezovsky, who has accused the Kremlin of
being behind Litvinenko's killing, predicted
Lugovoi would be "killed within the next two or
three years."
"He is the suspect of the plot in London but he
is also the witness of the plot in Moscow and that
is more dangerous," Berezovsky said in an inter-
view with The Associated Press.
"I tell you there is no doubt in Russia Lugovoi
will be killed," he said.
"They don't want to keep him alive because he
is a witness of Putin's crime."

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AN AS yet unnamed baby
elephant makes his first public
appearance at the Zoo in
Berlin, Germany, Wednesday,
May 23, 2007. The little bull was
born by his mother Pori on Sun-
day, May 20, 2007 watched by
zoo visitors, weighed 117.2 kg
(258.4 pounds) and was 91 cm
high (35.8 inches).
(AP Photos/Michael Sohn)

Leaders of

Fatah, Hamas

make new

push for


with Israel
* GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip
MODERATE Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas cnd
Prime Minister Ismail Ilaniych of
Hamas made a new push Wednes-
day to restore a cease-fire with
Israel that had collapsed under a
barrage of Hamas rocket fire.
according to Associated I'rcss.
The two leaders meit for the
first time since Ilamas-Fatali
fighting broke out two weeks aro
and killed more than 50 Pales-
tinians. The two sides reached a
truce over the weekend, but ten-
sions remain high because the key
dispute over the security forces
remains unresolved.
Intensified Hamas rocket fire
accompanying the Palestinian
infighting touched olf a w.'ek of
Israeli airstrikes that have killed
more than 40 Palestinians, most of
them militants.
A Haniyeh aide, Ahmed
Yousef, said a cease-fire with
Israel would have to be compre-
hensive, and includtile West
Bank in addition to (Gaza. The
previous truce, brokered in
November. applied only to the
Gaza-Israel bo der, and Israel
rejected repeated Palestinian
demands that it also halt arrest
raids in the West Bank.
"If it is going to bc lor Gaza
onlv. then no one will be able to
convince the Palestiniani resistance
factions to coninit to that.
Yousef said.
Another Ilianivelh e dJe, Ghazi
Hamad. said tI,- two leaders
called on the inicn: tional com-
munity "to protect the Palestini-
ans and picess'ICe siactl to stop the
The meeting ended with the
two sides agreeing their factions
would meet again.
Israeli government officials
weren't immediately available lor
comment because of the Jewish
Shavuot holiday.
Salah Bardawil. a Hlamas
spokesman, said Israel must stop
its attacks if there is to be a cease-
fire. "There is no room to talk
about a truce while there is Israeli
aggression and escalation, lie
Abu Hamza, of Islamic Jihad's
military wing, said a truce should
be conditioned on Israel's ending
its attacks on militant groups,
extending the cease-fire to the
West Bank, and retracting threats
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HARRY Potter author J.K. Rowling will mark the release of
the final book in the hugely popular series by giving a midnight
reading and signing in London, according to Associated Press.
About 1,700 lucky fans in Britain and Ireland will win a chance
to have Rowling sign a copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows." The event will take place at the Natural History
Museum on July 21, the day the book is released.
The first 500 randomly selected winners will also be invited to
attend the midnight reading. Timed tickets will be issued for the
subsequent book signing, which is expected to last until dawn. All
of the winners will receive a free copy of the book.
Seven U.S. residents can enter to win round-trip tickets to
London and hotel accommodations to participate in the reading.
Entries to the free contest are available online at the Web sites
of publishing houses Scholastic and Bloomsbury, who are spon-
soring the event.
The book is the seventh and final installment about the adven-
tures of the schoolboy wizard and Rowling previously has said
that two characters die in the final book.
The Potter books have sold more than 325 million copies
worldwide with translations into 64 languages.

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(LHD 6) strike groups steaming through the Gulf of Oman Tuesday May 22,2007. The U.S. Navy staged its latest show of military force
off the Iranian coastline sending the three strike groups through the narrow Strait of Hormus on Wednesday. Aircraft aboard the three
carriers and the Bonhomme Richard were to conduct air training while the ships ran submarine, mine and other exercises.
(AP Photo/US Navy Denny Cantrell)

US Navy launches show

of force off Iran's coast

United Arab Emirates
THE U.S. Navy staged its
latest show of military force
off the Iranian coastline on
Wednesday, sending two air-
craft carriers and landing ships
packed with 17,000 U.S.
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ing members of the 13th
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The Navy said nine U.S.
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narrow Strait of Hormuz on
Wednesday. Merchant ships

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Aircraft aboard the two car-
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training while the ships ran
submarine, mine and other
The maneuvers came just
two months after a previous
exercise in March when two
U.S. carrier groups carried out

two days of air and sea
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Before the arrival of the
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If you toss a coin, there is a 50-50
chance it will come up heads. If you
toss two coins and bet that one or
both of them will be heads, the odds
of being right change to 75-to-25, or
3-to-1, in your favor.
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either way South's jack becomes his
12th trick.
The great advantage of this
method of play is that if it fails
because West has the queen of hearts,
South still has the club finesse to fall
back on. This additional opportunity
does not exist if declarer attacks
clubs first and loses the finesse, since
he can no longer afford to give up a
heart trick.
Nowadays it is not easy to get two
of anything for the price of one, but
in bridge these opportunities are as
plentiful as ever. All you have to do
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Hole made with explosive effect (6)
Bearice's poetic associate (5)
Salero's part of Cheshirel (4)
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Romp 16, Tea 17, Chap 19, Aped 21, Dia-metric 23, Pitt 24, Fat-e 26, BA-d. 27,
Trug 29, Cram 32, Real 33, L-ease 34, Safari 35, Star-fish 36, Temple
DOWN: 1, Twist 2, Gr-eat 3, Lass 4, Besom 5, Able 6, Crewed 9, Imp-Art 11,
L-a-X 12, Tacit 13, Hop-eful 15, RA-m 16, Tec 18, Ha-TT-er 20, Piece 21, Did
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ACROSS: 4, Stride 7, Acousti; 8, Icarus 10, Spare 13, Norm 14, Hero 15, Tone 16,
Fly 17, Peat 19, Dray 21, Petrified 23, Lash 24, Cute 26, Pew 27, Aden 29, Drop
32, Enid 33, Aside 34, Sudden 35, Egyptian 36, Keener
DOWN: 1, Harsh 2, Molar 3, Isle 4, Scion 5, Ream 6, Doubly 9, Credit 11, Pet 12,
Ropes 13, Noticed 15, Tar 16, Fad 18, Ethane 20, Reeds 21, Paw 22, Fun 23,
Legume 25, Cod 28, Diner 30, Rigid 31, Penny 32, Eden 33, Asps

1 Pity (5)
6 Nobleman (5)
9 Awkward (7)
10 Bum (5)
11 Scope (5)
12 Sum (5)
13 Distinguish (7)
15 Devoured (3)
17 Skin complaint
18 Joined (6)
19 Xmas song (5)
20 Evadee (6)
22 Otherwise (4)
24 Speck (3)
25 Vie (7)
26 Church table
27 Bear (5)
23 Helmet part (5)
29 Ancient (7)
30 Pours (5)
31 Flower (5)

Busy (6)
Spite (6)
Conclude (3)
Great Lake (5)
Burnt sugar (7)
Spoken (4)
Nullify (6)
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Supple (5)
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rooms (7)
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Ivan Sokolov v Andrew breet,
Gibtelecom Masters 2007.
Cornishman Greet's ambition is
to become a grandmaster, but
today's puzzle, which looked a
potential giant-killing
opportunity for him, turned out
to be a lesson from Holland's
GM Sokolov who has a good
record against English
opponents. Visually Black's
position seems quite good, with
level material and a supported
d4 passed pawn. However, the
black king has ventured out too
early. His Majesty should be
used actively in the endgame,
but here there are enough
piecesstill on the board for
White to generate winning
tactics. Unlikely though it seems,
there are hidden checkmate
possibilities. What was White's
winning move?


Chess solution 8366:1 c6! (so that if dxc6 2 Bc4
mate) d6 2 Rcl! Rd8 3 c7 and Black resigned as White
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You have a busy week ahead of you.
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If you set your priorities and work
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Amnesty: US war on terror is 'eroding human rights worldwide'
* LONDON mental principles of human rights double speak has been breath- State department officials did not human rights situation in Zim-
-like the prohibition of torture." takingly shameless." the report immediately return phone calls hawe. and, above all else, the
AS IT fights terrorists, the Amnesty's Secretary-General said. "It is unrepentant about the seeking comment. continuing violence in Darfur,
United States is also spreading Irene Khan told The Associated global web of abuse it has spun in European countries were which Khan called "a bleeding
fear and eroding rights across the Press before the launch of her the name of counterterrorism." attacked for failing to challenge wound on world conscience."
globe, a prominent human rights organization's annual report on America's unique position on the U.S. rendition scheme, while "The authoritarian drift in Rus-
group said Wednesday, accord- the global state of human rights, the world stage justified the criti- U.S. allies Britain. Australia, and sia has been devastating for jour-
ing to Associated Press. The U.S.'s response to Sept. 11 cism, Khan said. Japan were singled out for pass- nalists and human rights defend-
In its annual report, Amnesty attacks had not reduced the "If we focus on the U.S. it's ing harsh new anti-terror or anti- ers." the report said, noting the
International said politicians threat of terrorism, and was set- because we believe that the U.S. immigration laws. assassination of journalist Anna
around the world from Aus- ting a destructive example to oth- is a country whose enormous "The (Australian John) Politkovskava and new laws
tralia to Sudan were taking er nations, the report said. influence and power has to be Howard government portrayed clamping down on rights organi-
advantage of shortsighted U.S. The Bush administration's pol- used constructively." she said. desperate asylum seekers as a Zations.
leadership in the war on terror to icy of extraordinary rendition "When countries like the U.S. are threat to Australia's national The report also criticized Chi- ff
trample on liberties and stifle dis- the alleged practice of secretly seen to undermine or ignore security and raised a false alarm na's role in shielding Sudan from
sent. flying terror suspects to countries human rights, it sends a very pow- of a refugee invasion.," the report U.N. action, saving that the Chi-
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came in for particularly scathing The U.S. embassy in London
condemnation, referred questions to the U.S.
"The U.S. administration's State Department in Washington.

said. nese governiclent and companies
Russia's crackdown on jour- showed little regard for their
nalists also attracted Amnesty's "human rights footprint" on the
ire, as did the deterioration. AFrican continent.

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Fidelity plans Abaco

retail bank expansion

BISX-listed institution awaiting final regulatory approval on

branch for Marsh Harbour's Abaco Shopping Centre

Tribune Business Editor
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
is planning to expand its
operations to Abaco with
the opening of a branch
on that island next
month, it was revealed yesterday, sub-
ject to final regulatory approval.
The BISX-listed commercial bank
is planning to open a branch in Marsh
Harbour's Abaco Shopping Centre
in June 2007, tapping into the island's
population growth and expanding
economy, which has in turn created a
growing demand for financial services.
Alfred Stewart, Fidelity's executive
director, said yesterday of the bank's
expansion: "That's scheduled to hap-
pen next month. We're now just

awaiting final approval" from the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.
Of the reasons behind Fidelity's
decision to expand its retail banking
operations to Abaco, Mr Stewart said:
"Abaco is really growing. Certainly,
it's the third largest population centre,
as well as being the third largest com-
mercial centre, in the Bahamas.
"We have a presence in New Prov-
idence and Grand Bahama, and the
obvious next step is to go into Abaco
as the number three. We believe there
are tremendous opportunities in Aba-
Mr Stewart said Fidelity's Abaco
branch was likely to employ "a max-
imum of six people to start with",
adding: "We're quite hopeful of fair-
ly rapid expansion, and who knows
what we'll create in the long-term?"


The growth in Abaco's economy
has been driven largely by the second
home market and tourism, much of it
centred on marinas and boating, in
addition to the Abaco Club and Great
Guana Cay developments.
In addition, Fidelity's Western
Union money transmission business is
also likely to find a large client base
among Abaco's Haitian and Haitian-
Bahamian community.
The Abaco expansion is the latest
step in Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) ini-
tiative to resposition itself as a niche
player in the Bahamian commercial
banking market, able to operate more
swiftly in reacting to customer needs
and drawing on the capital markets
and investments capabilities of its 68
per cent majority owner, Fidelity
Bank & Trust International, to pro-

vide clients with a 'one-stop' product
Apart from offering traditional
commercial banking products, such
as mortgages and credit, Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) is also supplying wealth
creation and management tools. It is
using this to differentiate itself from
rivals by providing expertise and
products relating to brokerage and
investment management.
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) raised $15
million in a rights issue in 2006, and
has moved to rebrand its six branches
in New Providence and Grand
Bahamas as Fidelity Financial Cen-
tres. The six branches are located on
Frederick Street, Mackey Street,
Wulff Road, Cable Beach and Par-
adise Island, plus the Freeport Finan-
cial Centre.

Fidelity expands Western

Union through Bahamas

Supermarkets sub-agency


* By NEIL HARTNELL KOll Out to increase
Tribune Business Editor money transfer
(Bahamas) yesterday unveiled outlets from six
plans to expand its Western with
Union money transfer business to 21, with City
from six to 21 locations in the
Bahamas, announcing that 12 Markets on Rosetta
extra sites would be rolled out
through Bahamas Supermar- Street and Sea
kets' City Markets stores
through a sub-agency agree- Grapes Shopping
Peter Smith, Fidelity Bank Centre the first
(Bahamas) vice-president of new SiteS
money transfer services, said new sites
the bank, which acts as the
Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and mission to appoint Westeri
Cayman agent for Western Union sub-agents, and hac
Union International. had pre- approved the roll-out of the
viously been restricted by the business to the first two City
regulators to only offering the Markets stores on Rosetta
service through its six-strong Street in Palmdale, and the Sea
branch network in New Provi- Grapes Shopping Centre it
dence and Freeport. June.'
But the Central Bank of the
Bahamas had now given SEE page 6
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) per- ge 6

Domestic banks 'underpin

entire Bahamas economy'

PUC to investigate 'anti-competitive' claims against BTC

Tribune Business Editor

THE Public Utlities Commission
(PUC) has pledged to investigate alle-
gations that the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has been
behaving anti-competitively by bundling
Internet access with inter-island calling.
In its statement on the results of the
public consultation on price regulation
of BTC's Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) or ViBE service, the Bahamian
telecommunications sector regulator dis-
puted the state-owned incumbent's asser-
tion "that it has exclusive right within

the Bahamas to provide voice services
over the Internet or VoIP networks".
The PUC stuck to its long-held position
that BTC's competitor, Systems
Resource Group (SRG), which trades as
IndiGo Networks, could provide voice
services over the Internet or VoIP net-
works within the confines of its licence.
"The Commission considers that BTC
remains obliged to offer interconnection
or wholesale VoIP/ViBE services to
another licensed operator in the
Bahamas," the PUC said in its results
"The Commission intends to follow-
up the allegations of anti-competitive or

unlawful behaviour arising out of the
bundling of broadband Internet access
with inter-island calling by BTC."
The anti-competitive behaviour alle-
gations were contained in a dispute filed
with the PUC by IndiGo, which alleged
that BTC was acting against the inter-
ests of Bahamian business and residential
consumers by "giving away inter-island
calling" to its ViBE division free of
charge, but charging IndiGo on "a high
toll per minute basis" of $0.13 per minute
for the same service under an intercon-

SEE page 6

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamian domestic
banking industry is the "glue"
that binds all other sectors of
this nation's economy together.
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional's managing director told
The Tribune, adding: "We're
the foundation underpinning
the entire system."
Responding to the findings
of the Oxford Economics sur-
vey on the Bahamian financial
services industry's total eco-
nomic impact. which was com-
missioned by the Bahamas
Financial Services Board
(BFSB). Paul McWeeney said
the results revealed the scope
of the contribution made by
the domestic commercial and
retail banking industry.
"I think what it really
demonstrates is that the
domestic banking sector
underpins the entire financial
services sector." Mr
McWeency said. "We're the
major ernptl',r ;'n !d prvm ide

banks with funds for external
transfer. It shows in my mind
that we're the foundations
underpinning the entire sys-
The commercial banking
-sector was critical for both the
Bahamian economy and wider
financial services industry, Mr
McWeeney explained, as nei-
ther would exist at the level
they are at today without the
"Domestic banking is so
important to allow the machin-
ery to move forward.," Mr
McWeeney said. "It technical-
ly supports everything. It's a
critical element, as if you
remove domestic banking from
the system, tourism and con-
struction would not be where
they are today. It's almost as if
we're the glue that keeps
everything intact."
The domestic banking indus-
try, according to the Oxford
Economics study. was respon-

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With regard to services or
facilities, a consumer is "any
person who employs or wishes
to be provided with the services
or facilities (otherwise than for

the purpose of any business of
his)". In relation to the provi-
sion of accommodation, a con-
sumer is "any person who wish-
es to occupy the accommoda-
tion (otherwise than for the pur-
poses of any business of his)".
A provider in relation to
goods is any person who sells
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Investment Act

Tribune Business
THE FNM government will
review the country's investment
policy to ensure there is a 'level
playing field' for Bahamian and
international investors, the Gov-
ernor-General said in the Speech
from the Throne yesterday.
In the address, which outlines
the FNM's policy objectives for
the new parliamentary session,
Governor-General Arthur Han-
na said the FNM intends to assist
in the expansion of Bahamian
"The FNM recognizes the
need to create jobs and expand
Bahamian business ownership
in the Bahamian economy.

Therefore, my government will
undertake a review of the
National Investment Policy of
the Bahamas, and legislation will
be placed before you for the
enactment of a National Invest-
ment Act," he said.
"It will consolidate all invest-
ment incentives legislation and
provide transparency, clarity and
a 'level playing field' for invest-
ing in the Bahamas for both
Bahamians and international
The Government also intends
to simplify the process of starting
a business in the Bahamas, so
that entrepreneurs can convert
their ideas into businesses as
quickly as possible.
This will be done through the
creation of an Omnibus Busi-
ness Licence Act, which would

provide a single licence for all
businesses except for financial,
insurance and professional ser-
vices, gaming and the construc-
tion industry and allied building
The government said that
overall strong economic growth
will be fostered by the adoption
of a balanced budget, fiscal pol-
icy, further simplification of cus-
toms tariffs and maintenance of
a no-income tax fiscal regime.
To further assist Bahamians
in their business ventures, the
Government intends to further
simplify the government loan
guarantee programme in sup-
port of small and medium-sized
businesses, particularly in the
tourism, food processing and
light manufacturing sectors, the
Governor-General added.

Government concerns on sustainable development

Tribune Business Reporter
ALTHOUGH the FNM Government has com-
mitted itself to encouraging international invest-
ments in the tourism industry, it remains conscious
that too rapid or poorly-managed economic expan-
sion can result in unintended social dislocation
and alienation.
In reading the Speech from The Throne yes-
terday, Governor-General Arthur Hanna said the
FNM administration will continue to deliver an
improved tourism product and protect and expand
the country's share of the tourism market.
"My government continues to encourage and
facilitate international investments in the hotel
and resort sector, accelerate the upgrade of the
City of Nassau, and extend the tourism sector to
include "Over-the- Hill residential and commercial
neighborhoods of New Providence," he said.
"The expansion of Bahamian-ownership of high-
end, boutique style guest houses, bone fishing
lodges and inns will be encouraged and promoted,
particularly in our Family Islands. Great care will
be taken to ensure that tourism-related develop-
ments in our Family Islands are environmentally
sustainable and socially compatible with their loca-
The GovernorGengralsaid tourism and finan-
-' cial services UntiueTo dtiinate the economy,
and the Government will ensure they receive '

focus attention'.
"Encouraging and facilitating investments will
therefore continue to be a priority. However, my
government is also conscious that too rapid or
poorly managed economic expansion can result
in unintended social dislocation and alienation," he
"This is particularly so where development
results in the proliferation of privileged enclaves
which serve to block the people's access to sea
and land."
The Governor-General said attention would be
given to ensuring that investments and trade agree-
ments agreed and entered into serve the best inter-
est of Bahamians.
He added that the Government intends to make
Crown Land available to Bahamians at conces-
sionary rates for home construction and business
endeavours, particularly in the Family Islands.
The Government also intends to review the pro-
visions of the International Persons Landholding
Act, and will further revisit the tax structure
payable on undeveloped Bahanmian real estate
held by foreign persons. The Governor-General
said the Government was committed to facilitating
continued investment and to promoting trade.
"To this end, legislation will be placed before
you to eliminate, to the extent possible, bureau-
cratic requirements that reduce transvarenc n-
tribute to delays in decesion-making and o'adCTto
the cost of doing business," he added.
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Domestic banks 'underpin entire Bahamas economy'

FROM page 1
sible for the bulk of the 9,300
direct jobs created in the
Bahamas by the financial ser-
vices industry. Together with
the international sector, it gen-
erated average salaries of
$48,000 per head in the finan-
cial sector, double the average
national salary of $24,000 as
determined by the Department
of Statistics.
The Oxford Economics
study found that for every 100
jobs created in the financial
services industry, another 100
were created elsewhere in the
Bahamian economy, and every
$1 million in financial industry
output produced a further $0.6
million in 'value added' out-
put in other sectors of the

The study found that the
Bahamian financial services
industry boosted this nation's
gross domestic product (GDP)
by an extra 2.2-3.4 per cent
through spin-off benefits for
other industries, boosting
tourism's output by between
1.1-1.4 per cent; real estate by
0.8-1.2 per cent; construction
by 0.1-0.2 per cent; and invest-
ment and efficiency gains in
other industries by between
0.3-0.6 per cent.
Mr McWeeney, who spoke
to The Tribune just before the
general election, compared the
financial services industry's
international promotion and
marketing budget to that of

tourism, and suggested that the
survey findings could be used
to encourage increased gov-
ernment support and funding
of the sector.
"This really demonstrates
that perhaps reconsideration
may be made to give financial
services and extra budget for
marketing," Mr McWeeney
"I think this has the potential
to influence decisions being
made that affect the outside
portion of our industry."
Through the Oxford Eco-
nomics study, Mr McWeeney
said the Government would
be able to see "how deeply
financial services penetrates
the economic fabric, and how
it's promotion could expand
the economy in general".

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I physical Education Teacher
Music Teacher
teacherr for grades 1 through six


Religious Studies/Christian Values
\ mathematics/ Information Technology
Mathematics/ Physics
Physics; Biology
Ficnch and Spanish or Literature
English language and Literature
I ood and Nutrition NeedleworkiArt
Male Physical Education
Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

High School applicants should be qualified and willing
to teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T. II, and AP level with at
least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, with 6 years
experience at High School level in the particular subject
ii ca along with a Teacher's Certificate. A Masters Degree
in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,
'\ would be an asset.All successful candidates should have
the following:

An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
A Teaching Certificate
Excellent Communication Skills
A love for children and learning
High standards of morality
Be a born again Christian

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

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas
Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications and

THE Bahamas Institute of Char- Cochinamogulos, told the grade 10 and students.
tered Accountants (BICA) visited L. 11 students to stay in high school and BICA is the representative body for
N. Coakley High School in Exuma as explore a college education, and to Chartered Accountants in the
part of its initiative to educate Family view accounting as a career option. Bahamas, and was formed in 1971. It
Island students about career opportu has a membership of some 450 accoun-
nities in the accounting profession. He is pictured ABOVE with the tants, which includes about 225 licensed
BICA's education chair, Theofanis accounting teacher, Ms Brain, and the accountants.

Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of ACHIEVA ENTERPRISES LTD. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
th(lie company y has therefore been struck off the Register.





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(a) KAMOLA INVESTMENTS is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of International Business
Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the 27th
March, 2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Diodatd Holdings Ltd.,
Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146, Road Town, Tortola, British
Virgin Island.

Dated this 24th day of May, A.D. 2007

Diodata Holdings Ltd.


Bookkeeper/Office Assistant
Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction
Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment
Reconcile vendor statements
Data entry duties
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
1-3 years experience in a similar role

IT Support
Will support a Construction Management Team using a variety
of software applications on both stand alone systems and in a
networked environment.
Well experienced in day to day troubleshooting and problem
solving of IT hardware and software issues
Part-time position

Construction Project Manager
Minimum 5 years experience in construction management
Working knowledge of timber and masonry construction methods
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in performing material take-offs and placing material
Working knowledge of construction materials
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Good communication skills

Resume should be sent to Nick Sims, Development Department,
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco or fax # 242-367 2930.


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All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palmetto
Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement to Savannah
ll I Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms a
y portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site encompasses a
9 2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry,
kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office. The entire house is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper floor
to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and equipment. There is a pool area at the
rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities
.... _and services available.
SAppraisal: $513,959.00

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

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

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

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprised of a 26 year old
.. 11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer,
i i guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units throughout
the house quality of construction and'maintenance is fairfas a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is
seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The
grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at tlhe froitaind back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater
cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept. ;..
Appraisal: $385,369.75
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted
yellow trimmed white.


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


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

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

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

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

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

ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

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

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

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Please fax resume to: 394-3885

The Public is hereby advised that I, TERRY TYRONE SMITH
of the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence one
qf the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas intend
to change my name to TERRY TYRONE GIBSON. If there
are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
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PUC to investigate


claims against BTC

FROM page 1

nection agreement.
Paul Hutton-Ashkenny,
IndiGo's president, had alleged
that as a result, BTC was
"abusing its position as the
monopolist for fixed-line local
service in the vast majority of
the Family Islands, and anti-
competitively using its signifi-
cant market power as the dom-
inant operator to manipulate
the market to its own advan-
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
claimed that BTC was "dis-
torting" the Bahamian inter-
island calling market as a
result, and was also restricting
capacity for IndiGo subscribers
by refusing to provide addi-
tional joining circuits for inter-
connection. The latter issue
had left his company's cus-
tomers "severely restricted" in
their ability to make or receive
inter-island calls with BTC sub-
The PUC said in its results

statement that it would also
investigate the alleged failures
by BTC to provide intercon-
nection with IndiGo and other
In its response to the PUC
consultation, BTC had argued
that ViBE should not be price-
regulated because the compa-
ny did not have exclusivity or
dominance in the VoIP or
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
It also asserted that ViBE
was not a telecommunications
service in its own right, but was
instead a 'value-added' feature
for subscribers to its broad-
band Internet I-Connect prod-
uct, and that ViBE was not a
commercial substitute for
fixed-line voice telephone ser-
BTC had also charged that
price regulating ViBE would
amount to over-regulation,
leaving the company "non-

competitive, unable to respond
to its competition and inflexi-
ble to market forces".
In its response, the PUC said
its designation of ViBE as a
price regulated services was
not based on BTC being a
dominant or exclusive opera-
tor, but on the Telecommuni-
cations Act and the company's
interim licence.
BTC's licence declared the
company to be dominant in
'automatically switched inter-
national calls' and 'automati-
cally switched inter-island
calls', agd the PUC added:
"The Commission is of the
view that ViBE involves both-
circuit switching and packet
switching of signals."
As a result, VoIP fell under
both these definitions.
The PUC it understood
BTC's over-regulation con-
cerns, but found itself con-
strained by the Telecommuni-
cations Act and BTC's interim
It pointed out that in mar-

kets where VoIP was seen as
being a substitute or equivh-
lent of commercial voice self-
vices, providers were subject
to the same regulatory codes as
fixed-line voice telecoms ser-
vices providers.
However, the PUC dangled
a carrot to BTC, saying it
would review its ViBE pricing
policy. The timing of this effort
would depend, it said, on fur-
ther liberalisation of the
Bahamian fixed-line voice tele-
coms market; replacement of,
BTC's interim licence with
long-term fixed and cellular
licences that established a pric-
ing regime giving BTC greater
flexibility, and allowing it to
operate more efficiently and
deliver better services; and
BTC offering interconnection
for VoIP or wholesale VoIP
service to "other licensed oper-
ators on reasonable terms and

Fidelity expands Western Union through

Bahamas Supermarkets sub-agency

FROM page 1

Mr Smith said Fidelity
believed the remaining 10 City
Markets stores would be able
to,offer Western Union mon-
e, transfer services before the
end .of 2007.
The 12 City Markets loca-
tions will bring the number of
Western Union locations
throughout the Bahamas to
18. The three remaining sites
will include the planned Fideli-
ty Bank (Bahamas) branch for
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, which
is scheduled to open in June,
The final two, Mr Smith
said, would be rolled out
through sub-agents in the
Carmichael Road area,
although they and the loca-
tions have not been finalised
yet. Mr Smith said Western
Union served "thousands of
people" in the Bahamas, both
residents and expatriates,
every year with money trans-
mission and receiving services.
Alfred Stewart, Fidelity's

executive director, added:
"Our Western Union pene-
tration will certainly provide
a much-needed service to res-
idents and non-residents
throughout the Bahamas."
The Western Union sub-
agency agreement is a natural
one for Bahamas Supermar-
kets and Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas), given that the lat-
ter's affiliate, Fidelity Mer-
chant Bank & Trust, put
together and invested in the
BSL Holdings $54 million
acquisition of Winn-Dixie's 78
per cent majority stake in the
City Markets parent.
The sub-agent tie-up will
expand the Western Union
distribution network into a
business that has longer open-
ing hours and a wider popula-
tion reach, boosting consumer
convenience and likely gener-
ating more business for the
money transfer business from
better service delivery.
The sub-agency agreement

will result in both Fidelity and
City Markets earning a per-
centage of the profits.
Peter Gourdie, Bahamas
Supermarkets' human
resources director, said.the
Western Union sub-agency
agreement would result in the
company taking on additional
staff. The Western Union
operations would need at least
one full-time operative at each
store, plus additional person-
nel to assist.
Raymond Rolle, Bahamas
Supermarkets' systems spe-
cialist, said training For the
company's staff on the West-
ern Union products anm: ser-
vices had been ongoing )
two months.
Employees had been
trained in money procedures,
what to accept and what to
refuse, all Western Union's
processes, security, compliance
and Know Your Customer
(KYC) and anti-money laun-



There will be an urgent

membership meeting with the

Field Director for all

registered members and followers of




Thursday, May 24, 2007

at 7:30pm

at the Family Life Centre,

Prince Charles Drive

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Freeport, Grand Bahama, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Telephone: 242-373-9550-Fax: 242-373-9551
An upscale boutique resort featuring 93 elegant suites and 89 hotel rooms
overlooking Bell Channel Bay, Port Lucaya and Grand Bahama Yacht Club.


Pelican Bay At Lucaya seeks to employ dynamic energetic and
enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working in the Hospitality
Industry for the following position;

If you have extensive experience in Hotel Reservations Sales
Systems, then this is a great career opportunity for you. The
following is required:

At least three (3) years experience in supervision and training
of reservations sales staff.
Familiarity with Epitome (PMS) System and (HIS) preferred.
Knowledge of constructing Rates, Packages, Promotions,
Advertisement, and Reservation.
Knowledge of Yield Management.
Good written and oral communication and computer skills,
along with strong attention to detail, organizational skills and
Flexibility in work hours.

Minimum qualification requires; Associate Degree in Business
Administration or equivalent

Applications are available at the Security Gate or e-mail:
hr@ pelicanbayhotel.com
Deadline is May 25, 2007.
Application in writing only.



US and China fail to

solve currency dispute

Associated Press Writer
The United States and China
concluded two days of high-
level economic talks on
Wednesday with a variety of
.minor agreements but failed
to make progress in their dis-
pute over China's undervalued
"While we have much more
work to do, we have tangible
results for our efforts thus far,"
Treasury Secretary Henry
Paulson, the head of the U.S.
delegation, said at a briefing.
"These results are like sign-
posts on the long-term strategic
road, building confidence and
encouraging us to continue
,moving forward together."
Paulson said the two coun-
- tries agreed on steps to be tak-
en in such areas as financial
* services, energy and the envi-
ronment and civil aviation.
But he indicated no break-
.through on the contentious
issue of currency, only repeat-
o ing that it is in China's interest
..to allow its currency to be
American manufacturers
contend that China is manipu-
lating its currency to keep it
undervalued against the dollar
by as much as 40 percent, mak-

ing Chinese goods cheaper in
the U.S. market and Ameri-
can products more expensive
in China.
The issue has added to grow-
ing resentment among U.S.
lawmakers, who are consider-
ing a spate of bills that would
impose sanctions on China for
what critics call predatory eco-
nomic practices. Many blame
America's soaring trade
deficits and the loss of one in
six manufacturing jobs since
2000 in part on claims of Chi-
nese currency manipulation
and copyright piracy.
Vice Premier Wu Yi, the
head of the Chinese delega-
tion, and other ministers were
scheduled to meet Wednesday
with House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi. Wu was to meet on
Thursday with President Bush.
Paulson said the Chinese
delegation would likely hear
"some strong views" from U.S.
Wu, in her concluding
remarks, called the talks "a
complete success."
"Through the dialogue, we
have reached much consensus
and realized positive results,"
she told reporters. But Wu said
through an interpreter that the
talks should serve a construc-
tive purpose and keep the
countries from reverting to the

"easy resort to threat and sanc-
In an aviation agreement
struck Wednesday, daily pas-
senger flights between the
United States and China will
more than double by 2012, and
air cargo companies will have
virtually unlimited access to
Paulson said the two sides
would also cooperate in the
development of clean energy
technology, something critical
in China, a country that
depends heavily on coal-fired
power l~lants.
Senior U.S. officials had
tamped down expectations of
major breakthroughs at the
talks, which they described as
strategic discussions, not nego-
tiating sessions.
The U.S. side made a point
of noting simmering frustra-
tion. U.S. Commerce Secretary
Carlos Gutierrez described the
"need to make progress in all
areas as soon as possible."
Gutierrez said the United
States would like to see better
market access across a range
of industries. "Competition will
sharpen Chinese industries,"
he said.
Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johanns said the U.S. raised
the issue of food safety, which
has been highlighted by such

incidents as the deaths of pets
who had eaten pet food made
with tainted wheat gluten
imported from China. Johanns
said there would be more
meetings on the issue this week
between the delegations.
Paulson created the talks last
year as a way to get the coun-
tries' top policy makers togeth-
er twice a year to work toward
reduced trade tensions. The
first meeting was in Beijing last

International Offshore Bank is seeking

Familiar with back office duties,
trading confirmation, SWIFT. Spanish
spoken would be a plus,

Proven knowledge of MS Office

Please submit your resume to:
HR Manager
P.O. Box CB-11903
Nassau, NP.



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


parties should contact


Assistant to

Mrs. Sharnett
The General

Manager at 242-502-3945, between the hours of
9a.m.- 5p.m., Monday to Friday to collect a copy of the
Tender. documents, from our headquarters located on
Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, formerly 3rd Terrace,
Centreville, Nassau.

Bids must be returned in a sealed


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

To our Valued


Please be advised that all our offices in Nassau will be closed
on Friday, May 25th 2007 between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm
for the Company's annual Awards Ceremony. Our offices in Freeport,
Exuma & Abaco will be closed for the entire day.

We apologize for

any inconvenience


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A well established Media Company is
looking for a hard working male
10" work as a Pressroom Assistant.
.UQalified applicants should be able
tbuwork nights between the hours of
.m. to 5a.m. and be prepared to
submitt job references and clean police

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FROM page 1

functions, among others, are to:

1. Advise the Minister
responsible for consumer affairs
in relation to consumer issues.
2. Formulate and implement
standards in relation to the con-
sumer protection policy (the
aims of the Minister responsible
for consumer protection as pub-
lished by the Minister from time
to time, according to Section 2
of the Act).

3. Carry out at the request of
the consumer, who has been
adversely affected, such inves-
tigations in relation to the sale
of goods and the provision of
services as will enable it to
determine whether the goods
were sold or the services pro-
vided in contravention of the
Act, and to make such report



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or recommendation to the Min-
ister as it thinks fit.

4. Promote the development
of organizations formed for the
protection of the consumer.

5. Collect, compile, analyse
and publish information in rela-
tion to any trade or business.

6. Provide information to
consumers on their rights as
consumers, and any other form
of consumer education.

7. To resolve disagreements
between consumers and

Consumer Complaints and
investigations by the Consumer
A complaint may be made,
orally or in writing, to the Con-
sumer Commission by any per-
son who feels that he/she may
have suffered a disadvantage in
relation to the acquisition of
goods or services.
In special circumstances,
where the complainant is a
minor acting through his/her
parent or guardian, or an
informed or deceased person
through their personal repre-
sentative, the Consumer Com-
mission may assist the com-
plainant in litigation of the mat-
ter, subject to the complaint
being made in writing to it.
The Act gives the Consumer
Commission the discretion not
to investigate or continue to
investigate a complaint, if it is of
the opinion that the complaint is
"frivolous or vexatious, nor
made in good faith". It can also
take this course of action if the
complainant is unreasonably
late in making his complaint,
does not have sufficient interest
in the subject matter of the
complaint, or if the issue would
be more appropriately be dealt
with by another body.
The Consumer Commission
also has the power under the
Act to summon any person to

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9.30 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.05 9.30 0.25 2,6880 0.737 0.260 12.6 2.80%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.129 0.020 6.6 2.35%
2.77 1.30 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%
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14.40 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14.31 14.40 0.09 3,563 1.152 0.680 12.5 4.72%
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2.6629 2 3560 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.662852"
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appear before it, in relation to
any investigation being con-
ducted by it, and to give evi-
dence or produce a document in
their possession or control.

Minister may restrict imports
or exports
Section 15 of the Act gives
the Minister responsible for
consumer affairs very wide
powers to restrict, by Order, the
importation or exportation of
goods of any class or descrip-
tion from or to any country
(except under the authority of a
licence granted by the Minis-
ter), or which may be regulated
by the following Acts:

(a) The Animal Contagious
Diseases Act
(b) The Export Control Reg-
ulations Act
(c) The Fisheries Resources
(Jurisdiction and Conservation)
(d) The Food Act
(e) The Import Control Reg-
(f) The Plants Protection Act

The Minister may also regu-
late the distribution, purchase
or sale of goods, or any class or
description of goods; provide
for the recall of certain goods
that are dangerous or hazardous
to safety, and the refund by the
vendor of the purchase price
paid (subject to the conditions
of Section 16); and require the
provision and maintenance of
some means for consumers to
ascertain the weight or mea-
surement of goods offered for
sale by retail, at the place of

Notice of Compulsory Recall
Under Section 16, the Minis-
ter may by notice in writing in
the Gazette, require a provider
of goods that will or may cause
injury, and who has not taken
satisfactory action to prevent
such injury, to take action with!.
in the period specified in the
notice to recall the goods. The
Minister may also require them
to disclose to the public or class
of persons specified in the
notice, the nature of a defect or
dangerous characteristic of the
goods specified in. the notice;
the circumstances in which the
use of the goods is dangerous;
and the procedures for dispos-
ing the goods.
Under the notice of compul-
sory recall, the provider is also
required to inform the public
that it undertakes to either

repair the goods (except where
the notice specifies a danger-
ous characteristic of the goods);
or replace the goods, and/or
refund the price of the goods
to the person to whom the
goods were supplied (whether
by the provider or by another
Where a person contravenes
Section 16 by supplying goods
of a kind in relation to the
notice, fails to comply with the
requirements of the notice, and
another person suffers loss or
damage, then the consumer of
the goods is deemed to have
suffered loss or damage, which
may be actionable.
The notice of compulsory
recall is subject to Section 19 of
the Act, which requires the
Minister to prepare the notice in
draft and provide a summary of
his reasons for the provider to
be mentioned. This will allow
the provider to consult with the
Minister before publication.
Section 20 of the Act allows
the Minister to immediately
publish a notice of compulsory
recall in the Gazette without
the need for consultation with
the provider, where it appears
to the Minister "that goods of a
particular kind create an immi-
nent risk of death, serious ill-
ness or serious injury".

Provider's Duty to tnform the
consumer, and consumer's right
to measure goods
A provider of goods is
required to provide, orally or
in writing, all information in
English to the consumer regard-
ing the goods to be sold. The
information provided will
include details such as origin,
price in Bahamian currency,
care terms, components, haz-
ards, proper use, assembling,
installation, weight, size,and
professional fees of the provider
being charged in respect of the
A consumer is entitled to
check the weight, volume and
other measurements of goods
to be purchased, particularly
where such weight, volume or
other measurements material-
ly affect or determine the price
of the goods.
Section 23 of the Act stipu-
lates that a consumer who pur-
chases goods or services from
a provider is required to be giv-
en a receipt by that provider,
showing the amount paid by the

SEE page 11


The Ministry of the Public Service, will
host an Essay Competition as one of the
activities for Eight Annual Public Service
Week. The Competition is open to Junior
and Senior High School Students.

Students interested tn participating should
write a 250-300 words (Junior High),
-mand 450-500 words (Senior High), essay
,on the topic: "The Public Service -
Promoting Quality Service in the

The deadline for entries, which should
be referred to the attention of Ms.
.Antionette Thompson, Deputy Permanent
.:Secretary, Ministry of the Public Service,
js Friday, 22nd June, 2007.

'A Dell Desktop 2400 computer with a
.scanner, copier and printer will be
,awarded to the wiitner-.in each category.

The winners will be announcedduring
sthe Eight Annual Public Service Week
gAwards Ceremony scheduled for 6th
'VOctober, 2007.

Danger areas for

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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 24TH day of MAY, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

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providers in Consumer Protection Act

FROM page 10

consumer; the date on which
the purchase is made or the ser-
vice is rendered; a description of
the goods sold or services ren-
dered; the professional fees
charged; and such other infor-
mation as the Minister may by
regulations prescribe.
Failure to comply with the
requirements of Section 23 is
punishable by payment of a fine
not exceeding $2,000.
A warranty is a guarantee or
assurance given by the manu-
facturer or provider of goods
or services about product qual-
ity, and is intended to legally
protect the consumer from non-
compliance with such guaran-
tees or assurances.
A provider is required to
issue explicit warranties in rela-
tion to his goods or services,
whether new or used, and
whether the services offered are
the repair of any appliance, fur-
niture, equipment or other
It should be noted, under Sec-
tion 24(2) of the Act, that any
warranty given by the manu-
facturer (whether Bahamian or
foreign) and attached to any
goods or services sold or pro-
vided in the Bahamas, is
deemed to extend to the
provider in the Bahamas, who
will be liable to the consumer in
relation to the warranty.
A provider who is responsible
for the free replacement of parts
under a warranty agreement,
can neither compel nor require
the consumer to use the services
of the provider to repair the
In the absence of explicit war-
ranties, implied warranties
apply to the sale of all used
goods and to the repair of all
goods. Additionally, an implied
warranty of six months will
apply on parts and labour (sub-
ject to the standard conditions
of warranties attached to the
transaction) in the absence of
an explicit warranty, which will
be at the discretion of the
Damaged or Defective
With regard to damaged
goods, a provider who sells a
consumer any good that, due to
no apparent negligence or
abuse by the consumer within
the warranty period fails to pro-
vide the benefit or enjoyment
for which it was intended, is
responsible for its replacement
or repair at no cost to the con-
The provider must return the
damaged good in a fully
repaired and functional state
within 10 days of receipt of the

good for replacement or repair.
If the repaired good is not
returned to the consumer with-
in the 10-day period, then the
consumer is to be provided with
a temporary substitute of com-
parative value until such time
as the good is replaced or
repaired and returned.
A provider is required to
offer the consumer monetary
compensation or such other
amount agreed by the consumer
and provider for returned goods
that may defective. However,
according to Section 27(2) of
the Act, defective goods
returned to the provider must
be in the "condition purchased,
or with minimal damage from
reasonable exposure in the nor-
mal course of the consumer's
use of the goods prior to the
discovery of the material dif-
ference between the goods
received and the goods that the
consumer requested".
A consumer will not be enti-
tled to a refund if he acquires a
good that is similar or identical
to the one he requested or
described by the provider, and
leaves the place from which the
provider sold the good but later
decides he no longer wants it.
Electrical Goods
A consumer is entitled to an
exchange of a faulty electrical
good for a new functional good
free of charge, or a refund of
the amount paid for the good, if
the provider is unable to estab-
lish that the good was damaged
as a direct result of the con-
sumer's actions.
Approved and non-approved
A provider of services is only
allowed to provide such services
approved by the consumer, and
is not allowed to request or
require that a consumer sign an
open-ended commitment to pay
for services which, in addition to
those contracted may, in the
provider's opinion, be neces-
sary or appropriate. If a
provider does provide services
not approved by the consumer,
he will be restricted to only 10
per cent of the value of the
approved services.
Under Section 29(3), a
provider who offers repair ser-
vices must:
Disclose to the consumer
any and all additional related
repairs that he deems necessary
for the consumer to enjoy rea-
sonably long and uninterrupt-
ed use of the repaired good.
Obtain a written indemnity
for the consumer if the con-
sumer chooses to require the
provider to effect the recom-
mended repairs.
It is important to note that

such businesses must also keep
records stating the following:
(a) Name, address and tele-
phone number of the consumer.
(b) A reasonably accurate
description of the good to be
repaired (identification number
or mark)
(c) The replacement value of
the good in its present state as
agreed with the consumer.
(d) An estimate of the labour
-and other costs to be paid by
the consumer in respect of the
(e) The date on which the
good was received for repair.
(f) The date on which the
good will be ready for delivery,
and a copy of such information
that will be given to the con-
sumer before the repairs are
Misleading the public
It is an offence, under the
Act, for any person in the
course of a trade or business to
engage in conduct that is likely
to mislead the public as to the
nature, standard, manufacture,
suitability or quality of the
goods or services being offered.
Any person who makes a
false or misleading representa-
tion with respect to the price of
any goods or services, the need
for such goods and services,
condition, warranty, right, or
remedy, or the place of origin of
goods, also commits an offence
under the Act.
Non-delivery of goods
or services
Section 34 of the Act specifi-
cally states that a provider who
has contracted to provide goods
or services pursuant to a con-
tract, received a deposit in cash
or in kind, and on the contract-
ed delivery date is unable to
deliver such goods or services
without reasonable excuse, or
is unable to show the reason-
ably advanced stage of the pro-
duction, will be deemed to have
acted in a fraudulent manner
and is liable to be prosecuted.
Any person, in the course of
trade, who advertises goods and
services at a specified.ptice but
does not intend to offer such
goods and services, or has rea-
sonable grounds for believing
he can supply such goods and
services at the specified price
within a reasonable period or
at a reasonable quantity, hav-
ing regard to the nature of the
market, commits an offence
under the Act.
It should also be noted that
an advertised delivery date for
new, used or repaired goods will
form part of the contractual
agreement between the
provider and consumer, and
where the provider fails to meet

the advertised delivery date, he
is required to refund to the con-
sumer all monies paid for the
goods, in addition to an amount
equal to 10 per cent of the
amount deposited each week
that the goods are not deliv-
ered, commencing after a peri-
od of not more than 14 days
after the advertised delivery
date. Likewise, any person who
does not intend to supply the
goods or services, or intends to
supply goods or services in
respect of which the payment
is demanded or accepted, or
does not have reasonable
grounds to believe the goods or
services will be supplied within
any specified period, cannot
demand or accept payment for
goods or services.
Exclusion of liability for
breach of contract
No party to a contract is

allowed, under Section 41 of the
Act, to exclude or restrict his
liability in respect of a breach
that is made by him; claim to
be entitled to render a contrac-
tual performance substantially
different from that which was
reasonably expected of him; or
not perform, in whole or in part,
his contractual obligation.
Liability for loss or damage
from defective goods, or negli-
gence of the manufacturer, can-
not be excluded or restricted by
reference to any contract term
or notice contained in or oper-
ating by reference to a guaran-
tee of goods.
Alternative Dispute
A clause that provides for the
parties to attempt to settle their
disagreements through media-
tion by the Consumer Commis-
sion before taking the matter

to court must be included in any
written contract between a con-
sumer and a provider.
2007. Tyrone L E. Fitkger-
aid. All rights reserved., NB:
The information contained in
this article does not constitute
nor is it a substitute foriegal
advice. Persons reading this
article and/or column, general-
ly, are encouraged to seek-the
relevant legal advice and assis-
tance regarding issues that may
affect them and may relate to
the information presented.
Tyrone L E. Fitzgerald is an
attorney with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have
any comments regarding the
content of this article you may
contact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite
212, Lagoon Court Building,
Olde Towne Mall at Sandy-
port, West Bay Stree, PO Box
CB-11173, Nassau, Bahamas


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MAY 24. 2007




on gas

price gouging

Associated Press Writer
The House, eager to do some-
thing about iccord high :|,so
line prices in advance of the
Memorial Day weekend, \loted
narro' 1'. Wednesday to

appro, e stiff penalties for those
found guilty of gasoline price
eougin g.
'I he bill directs the Federal
f'rade Coiniii'siOII and Justice
Dc|pa-iicini to o-" Altter oil com-
pan.',- tracrs oi retail opera-
to s :,. take "unt-ir ad ;van-
t[:, to c hi c" "ulcon

scionably excessive" prices for
gasoline and other fuels.
, The White House called the
measure a form of price con-
trols that could result in fuel
shortages. It said President
Bush would be urged to veto
the legislation should it pass
The bill needed the approval
of two-thirds of the members
of the House because the lead-
ership considered it under an
expedited legislative process.
'Thus, the 284-141 vote was only
one over the threshold for pas-

sage. A similar measure is being
considered by the Senate.
The bill would for the first
time create a federal law mak-
ing energy price gouging ille-
gal. It would cover not only
gasoline, but also other fuels
such as natural gas and heating
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.,
its chief sponsor, in urging his
colleagues to support the bill
said the issue was whether "to
side with Big Oil (or) ... side
with consumers who are being
ripped off at the gas pump."

But Stupak was forced to
soften the bill so that he could
get it passed by requiring a pres-
ident to first declare an energy
emergency before the anti-
gouging law could be enforced.
Oil-state Democrats had want-
ed such limits.
The bill calls for criminal
penalties of up to $150 million
for corporations and up to $2
million and a jail sentence of
up to 10 years for individuals
found to be engaged in price
Opponents said the legisla-

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tion was too vague and amounts
to price controls.
"I don't know what 'uncon-
scionable excessive' means,"
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, com-
plained, referring to a phrase
that would trigger a price goug-
ing prosecution.
Barton said today's high gaso-
line prices are the result of sup-
ply and demand and not price
gouging. "Demand has gone up
and supply has not gone up ...
and the price has gone up," said
The White House said the
administration "strongly oppos-
es" the bill and the president
would be urged to veto it if it
passes Congress.
It "would harm consumers,
the very people the bill is tout-
ed to protect," said a White
House statement to lawmakers.
It said price gouging legislation
would amount to "price con-
trols and in some cases bring
back long gas lines reminiscent
of the 1970s."
Oil company lobbyists have
argued that when there are tight
markets and rising prices, the
vague gouging definition would
inhibit refiners and retailers
from adding supplies for fear of
being taken to court.
."Mom and Pop grocer and
gasoline station owners can't
wonder what every court is
going to decide," said Rep. Roy
Blunt, R-Mo., the minority
whip. He said the law would
create "undue hardship for ...
people trying to make a living."
But the bill's supporters
argued that states can't combat
energy price gouging, leaving
motorists at the whim 6f arbi-
trary oil company pricing.
Twenty-nine states currently
have energy price gouging laws,
but they vary in detail and
under in terms of 'what condi-
tions would trigger them.




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PA-F 1aR THURSDAY. MAY 24. 2007

Common Law and Equity Division


IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
containing 8,985 square feet situate in the Western District of
the Island of New Providence being a portion of a larger tract
of land known as Moss Grant

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Kevin Ferguson

ALL THAT piece parcel of land containing 8,985 sq. ft. situate in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence aforesaid on the northern
side of j Roadway 200 feet north of Theodore Lane which said piece
parcel or lot of land designated "D" on the Plan filed herein is bounded
on the NORTH by land said to be the property of the Estate of the late
Clothilda Higgs and running thereon One hundred and twenty (120) feet
more or less SOUTH by a Thirty (30) feet wide road reservation and
running thereon Eighty (80) Feet more or less WEST by land designated
"C" and said to be the property of the Estate of the late Clothilda Higgs
and about to be conveyed to Celissia Alice Similien and running thereon
One hundred and Twenty (120) Feet.
KEVIN FERGUSON Claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession
of the following land and has made application to the Supreme Court of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the
Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the
said Act.

Copies of the Petition and Plan of the said land may be inspected during
normal office hours in the following places:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, 2nd Floor Ansbacher House,
East Street, North, in the City of Nassau, Bahamas; and
2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Munroe, #35 Buen Retiro Road, off
Shirley Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or
before the 6th day of July, A.D., 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve
on the Petitioner or the undersigned at Statement of his Claim in the
prescribed for verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his Claim on
or before the 6th day of July, A.D., 2007 will operate as a bar to such
...- ....... Attorneys for the Petitioner
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Confused by the fees and
terms of your credit card?
The Federal Reserve wants
to make your monthly bill
and solicitations that arrive in
your mailbox easier to. under-
stand. #
The Fed also wants compa-
nies to give people more than
a month 45 days notice
before making any changes
to the terms of an account,
including slapping on a high-
er penalty rate for missing
payments or paying bills late.
Under current regulations,
credit card companies in
most cases provide 15 days
notice before making certain
changes to the terms of an
account, the Fed said. How-
ever, under current regula-
tions creditors need not
inform a consumer in
advance if the interest rate to
an account increases due to
default or delinquency.
The extra time would give
people time to pursue their
options, including switching
to another credit card

"The goal of the proposed
revisions is to make sure that
consumers get key informa-
tion about credit card terms
in a clear and conspicuous
format and at a time when it
would be most useful to
them," Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke explained Wednes-
day. "Greater clarity in credit
disclosures allows consumers
to make more informed cred-
it decisions and enhances
competition among credit
card issuers."
People now often have to
wade through tiny print and
dense language to get infor-
mation about the terms of
their credit card. When terms
- including rates and fees -
are changed, that can be on a
separate piece of paper
accompanying the monthly
statement. Those separate
inserts aren't always looked
at, the Fed said.
To help, the Fed's proposal
would call for a table summa-
rizing the changes to appear
on the statement above the
list of the consumers' transac-
tions. That's where people
are most likely to notice the

changes, the Fed said.
From solicitations to
monthly statements, the
Fed's proposal would require
key information appear in
larger print, with rates and
fees in an easier-to-see bold-
face. The proposal also aims
to make language easier for
people to understand.
"The purpose is to avoid
those 'gotcha' moments,"
said Fed Governor Kevin
Among the changes being
Itemizing interest charges
for different types of transac-
tions, such as purchases and
cash advances, on the month-
ly statement and providing
separate totals of fees and
interest for the month and
year to date. The effect of
making only minimum pay-
ments would also be dis-
For solicitations and
applications, the Fed is
proposing that information
about events that trigger
penalty rates and important
fees such as late payment
fees, balance transfer fees
and cash advance fees be
placed in a summary table.
Currently, this information
may be placed outside the
summary table, the Fed said.
With respect to account-
opening disclosures, the pro-
posal would require credit
card companies to include a
table summarizing the key
terms of the account.
"Setting apart the most

important terms in this way
will better ensure that con-
sumers are apprised of those
terms," the Fed said.
The Fed's proposal comes
amid complaints from con-
sumers about confusing bills
and credit card information.
Legislative proposals also
have been offered on Capitol
Hill to address the situation.
"I salute the Fed for the
improvements," said Sen.
Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,
who has been involved in
efforts to improve credit card
The changes being contem-
plated by the Fed largely
reflect the result of extensive
consumer testing done on
behalf of the central bank,
the Fed said.
The public, industry and
other interested parties will
have an opportunity to weigh
in on the Fed's proposal. So it
could be changed,before the
Fed adopts a final plan.
The banking industry said
the Fed is to be commended
for taking a comprehensive
look at improving disclosure
but expressed some concerns
about the 45-day notice peri-
od and providing separate
totals of fees.
"Clearly the challenge is
finding a way to make disclo-
sures simple, clear and under-
standable for America's con-
sumers," said Edward Yin-
gling, president of the Ameri-
can Bankers Association.
"We look forward to review-
*ing the proposal's benefits
and costs."


Invites applications for the position of


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Nassau, Bahamas

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June 15, 1915

- May 1, 2007

Lunette F Kelly, 91, passed away May 1, 2007 at Hope
Hospice-North, Cape Coral, Fl. Formerly of Nassau,
Bahamas she has been a resident of N. Fort Myers
since 1977. She was predeceased by her husband,
Albert R. Kelly in 1986. She was a long-time member
of N. Fort Myers United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Anthony C (Cynthia)
and Godfrey A (Regina) Kelly, both of the Bahamas;
five grandchildren, Amanda Albury, Glen, Adam,
Matthew, and Rachael Kelly and three great-grandsons,
Joshua, Evan and Daniel.
Visitation one hour prior to the service at 12:30 -
1:30pm on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Fort Myers
memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers. Burial
at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral.
Sadly missed by relatives and friends.

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1942- 2003

Even though you're gone and we're
apart, your smiling face still
remains in our hearts.

Sadly missed by your loving wife Judy,
children, Kenrick, Eddie, Timolin,
Samantha & Meryl; grandchildren,
relatives and friends.

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of Claridge Road will be held
on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Zion
Baptist Church, East and
Shirley Street. Officiating will
be Rev. T. G. Morrison,
assisted by Rev. Leon Johnson.
Cremation will follow.
She is survived by her husband,
Corporal 695 Stanley Knowles;
2 children, Jason Darling and
Janae Knowles; her parents,
Osborne and Ethelee Lockhart;
1 grandchild, Jalia Darling;
step grandchildren, Romaine
Hinds, Garineque Stubbs,
Travaughn, Tyrese, Tyreke
Knowles, Shaquan Taylor, Dashawn, and Devon Musgrove; 2
brothers, Keith and Osborne Lockbart Jr.; 3 sisters, Renee Rahming,
Paulette Lockhart and Rochelle Rahming; her mother-in-law,
Agnes Knowles; 2 daughters-in-law, Cynthia Darling and Taria
Knowles; step-children, Erlyn, Delvon, Janero, Stacy, Sherrie,
Stephanie and Carol Knowles; brothers-in-law, Oral Rahming,
Fabian Rahming, Leonard Leadon, Ernest and Rodney Knowles,
Anthony, Leroy, Fredrick Brown and Philip Nixon; sisters-in-law,
Elisa Lockhart, Esther James, Paulette Farrington, Sharon, Lisa,
Catherine and Verona Knowles, Patricia, Wendy, Emily, Sherry,
Eunicker and Sheila Brown, Sophia Rankine, Crystal Burrows,
Phillipa Nixon, Jenniemae Campbell and Portia Clarke; uncles,
Kenneth and Lofton Johnson, Livingston Marshall Sr., Neville
McPhee, William Lockhart, Garthwill Johnson; aunts, Shirley
Marshall, Sylvia Sands, Bernadette Johnson, Barbara McKinney,
Yvonne, Miller, Audrey Lockhart, Dorothy McPhee and Rosemary
Johnson; nephews, Tremayne and Travis Gaitor, Ferron Sears,
Oral Rahming Jr., Javardo Buster Strachan Jr., Navardo Lockhart,

Basil Carter, Veron and Ernest Knowles Jr., Deon and Darius
Brown; nieces, Mia Lockhart, Tanoya Gaitor, Simone and Whitney,
Tredia and Tyra Rahming, Kelliann Peart, Karise Shaffane, Olivia,
Shalisa and Rodnique Knowles; cousins, Ruby Morris, Anthony,
Sandra and Kennard Johnson, Rev. Pete and Minister Juanita
McKenzie, Patricia and Oscar Munroe, Delglicia and Jeff Smith,
Dr. Livingston Marshall, Sandra and Naaman Forbes, Pamela and
Levi Adderley, John Marshall, Delores Johnson, Michelle and
Ernest Miller, Natasha and Devain Saunders, Monique, Dexter
and Demetrius Sands, Deborah, Andrew, Sammy, Glen, Enith and
Jaleta McKinney, Jenniemae, Nelson, Joy and Olive, Clifton,
George, Rosemary, Dwayne, Theresa, Kevin, Patrick, Perry,
Simeon, David, Philip, Elroy, Roselyn, Suziemae, Lorenzo, Ed,
Gloria Lockhart, Janet Nixon, Anna Hall, Lydia Jones, Octavia,
Omar and Oran, Ayanna, Lauren, Ivanna, Nadia and Nameka,
Terelle, Tristan, Levon, Crispin and Lakeisha, Eamel and Ernest,
Devaina and Dwayne Jr., Marvin and Madisson, Dexter Jr., and
Dexteria, William, Sabrina, Steve McKinney, Izzie Maynard,
Daphne Laing and Elsie Stubbs, other relatives and friends including,
the entire staff of Prescription Centre, David and Alicia Key, Ms
Betty, Fiona, Ericka, "T-Boy", Nadine, Renee, Katjia, the Wulff
Road Police Station, Carol, Brenda, Joyce, Roslyn, Janene,
Deaconess Helen Knowles, Sabrina Baron, Marietta Darling
Wilmore and family, Andrew Stanford, Hotense Rahming and
family, Maxine Rahming and family, Tilly Burrrows, Ms. Hazel,
Rev. T. G. Morrison and family and the entire Zion Baptist Church
of East and Shirley Streets, Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, M.P. for
Marathon Constituency, the Human Resources Department of
BEC, the Central Records Department of NIB, the Rahmings of
Fox Hill, the Leadon family, Omara, Jarvardo, Marcian, Brooke,
Sloanne and family, The Knowles family of Nassau and Tampa,
Florida, Davis Landscaping, Lowes Pharmacy, Staff of L. and S.
Jewelry, Staff of Russell's Department Store, Cycles Unlimited,
Adam Eve and so many others too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and at
the church from 9 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007, PAGE 5

A part-time resident of Little Deadman's Cay, Long Island for 34 years, died
peacefully at his home in Pittsburg, Pa.
He was married to Ginny Prozan Wellman and together they founded Sonshine
Swim Camp 27 years ago.
Willard was the Senior Pastor for 25 years at the Bethany Collegiate Church in
Philadelphia. This was the church founded by John Wanamaker, the famous
department store owner and who, at one time, was the Superintendent of the
largest Sunday School in the world.
Willard (affectionately known as Will) was born in 1912 in Minnesota. He
graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary
in Philadelphia. He raised three sons, who were frequent visitors to the Bahamas.
After his first wife died, he married Ginny Prozan, who had been Head Teacher
in several government schools in the Bahamas. They made their first home in
Georgetown Guyana, where Will was pastor of St. Andrew's Kirk, formerly of
the Church of Scotland, and Ginny was Visiting Lecturer in Education at the
Guyana Government Teacher Training College. One day a week they taught
Religious Knowledge courses in the Presbyterian schools there. Will also developed
a lay leaders' education programme to help fill pulpits in churches which had no
It was in 1972 as they were returning from Guyana, that the Wellman's bought
the lease on Little Deadman's Cay, restored the home that was built there and
eventually founded the Sonshine Swim Camp. The Wellman's spent their winters
there as well as directing the camp in the summers.
In Pittsburg he was called to be the Pastor of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church,
a church of 2500 members. After retiring, he served as Interim Pastor of eight
different churches in the area.
He will be sorely missed for his wonderful sense of humor and for his prayers for
the ill and bereaved he visited, on Long Island.
Memorial gifts in his honor are suggested to be given to
Sonshine Swim Camp and Scholarship Fund
C/o William Delancy
P.O. Box N7018
Nassau Bahamas
Contact person:
S. Ginny Wellman (412) 828-1048
If or
.g-.% \\illiam Delanc% 12420 362-1224 ai


On JlMemory of



of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of
Nassau, Bahamas passed away on April 22,

Left to cherish his memories are: his wife,
Patricia: sons, Preston, Myles and Barry Jr.;
daughters-in-law, Stacy and Marcy;
grandchildren. Mitchell, Madison, Megan
and Brandon; sisters. Rose-MarieMoree
and Suzanne Denhart; brothers-in-law. Jack
Moree and Mitch Smeykal: sisters-in-law,
Verenna Russell and Linda Smeykal;
nephews, Jody Moree, Scott and Brian Cory;
nieces, Darnell Darville, Kelli Redman,
Marlena Mayhew, Lisa Cory and Linda
King: his aunt Geraldine and uncle Anton
Brown; cousins. Brenda and Linda Albury;
friends, Julie Kellar, Lynward and Karen
Albury, Jeff Roberts, Lydia Roberts and a
host of other relatives and friends.

You will forever be in our hearts.







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"Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition."
7th Terrace, Collins Avenue (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 Nassau, Bahamas



of Victoria Blvd., Bamboo Town, will
be held on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at
10am at Church of God Cathedral, East
Street and Lily of the Valley Corner.
Officiating will be Bishop Moses A
Johnson, assisted by other ministers.
Interment will follow in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J.F.K.

Left to cherish his memories are: his
S ) loving mother,Ileen Goodman; step
father, Christopher Ferguson; father,
Adrien Bethel; step mother; Tracy Bethel; one daughter, Coranique
Tonesha Bethel; two sisters, Adriel and Adrica Bethel; two brothers,
Adrian Jr. and Aaron Bethel; two grandmothers, Veona Goodman and
Diedre Tinker; three grandfathers, Edwin Scavella, Eugene Coakly Sr.
and Dillon Bethel Sr.; aunts, Patricia Wilson, Lathera Goodman, Diedre
Mcphee, Nicollette & Gittia Scavella, Sandra Fenlon, Nicoya Major, Jazel
Coakly, Royanda Albury-White, Daphne Minns-Baker; uncles, Eugene
Goodman, Wayne Goodman, Michael Goodman, Brian Coakly, Robert,
Edwin Jr., Andre' Scavella, and Owen White; grand aunts, Annis Smith,
Sabrina Morris, Evamae Pinder-Roker, Olive Mckenzie,Constance Taylor,
Elsie Chandler, grand uncles, Ronald Tinker Sr., Dorton Chandler, Fredrick
Williams, uncles-in-law, Davis Wilson Sr., Paul Fenelon, Vernel Smith,
Daniel Roker, aunt-in-law, Shirelle Goodman, cousins, Shenese, Keva,
Minister Tabitha and Marlon Ferguson, Jakeya Dean, Deandrea Poitier,
Marilyn and Leonardo Bain, Deangelo Bonaby, Antonio Morris,
Dwaynesha, Dwayesheka and Aaliyah Smith, Aaron, Ethan Goodman,
Neville, Samuel, Abraham, Cecelia and Able Seaman Prescott Mcphee,
Percia Morley, Corrine Taylor, David Wilson Jr., Bert and Brenda Mckinney.
Marion Lightbourn, Florence Darling, Phillip and Pam Williams, Dilbert
and Gloria Nelly, Vivion and Doreen Mckenzie, Roosevelt and Pattie
Mckenzie, Una Burrows and Family, Arlene and Allenlee Mcphee of Fort
Lauderdale, Rashad, Ranado Fenelon, Ashton Breenan, Crashan Johnson
and Jonathan Hart, Sharquille and Justice White, Ronald Jr., Renaldo,
Ronette, Vanessa and Family, Mariska Tinker-Bowe and Family, Jansen,
Diane, Risha, Vandyke, Terrll, Julian Taylor, Denise Taylor, Dorsette and
family, Karen Curtis and family, Lakeria and Omyio Williams, Everette
Munroe: special friend, Latonya Mackey and family and other relatives
and friends.
Special thanks to the Doctor,.Surgical ward and the Nursing Staff at PMH.

May his soul rest in peace.
The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Director's, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on Friday from 10am to
5pm and on Saturday at the church from 9:30am until service time.



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


of Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be
held on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at
2:00 p.m. at Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic Church. Officiating will be
Rev. Msgr. J. Ambrose MacKinnon,
assisted by Deacon Nixon Lindor.
Interment will follow in Grand
Bahama Memorial Park.

L She will forever live in the hearts of
many and left to celebrate her life,
love and friendship are daughter, Kara
Johnson-Cartwright; adopted daughters, Karen Minns and Karen
Ferguson-Bain; grandchildren, Shiloh, Shania and Shylah-Marie; son-
in-law, Cory Cartwright; godchildren, Mary Knowles, Marquel Wallace
and Rakaya; sisters, Paula Bethel, Eleanor and Stephanie Johnson;
brothers, Vernal Anord and Ezekial "Zeke" Stubbs; sisters-in-law,
Nathalie and Elizabeth Stubbs; aunt, Annamae Williams; uncles, Alfred
and James Stubbs; aunt-in-law, Hethyln Gaitor; nieces, Gladys, Velma,
Amanda, Grace, Karen, Kayla, Kolette, Kenva, Coral, Totsiemae,
Monique, Maxine, Annis, Theresa, Anna and Audrey; nephews, Almond,
Hugo, Steven, Troy, Vernal, Kelson, Kimball, Charlie, Rudy, Tyrone,
Lawrence and Jay; nephews-in-law, Thomas Minns and Austin Stuart;
cousins, Benjamin, Inez, Jackie, Naomi, Louise, Bradley, Aubrey, Retis,
Charles, Ruth, Cleveland, Scotty, Vince, Meredith, Alfreda, Ann and
Donna; grandnieces, Karla, Cleo, Jeanette, Shelique, Shakara, Kendra,
Jessica, Nathalia, Brianna, Antonique, Shantalow, Nadia, Kayvanna,
Desmonique, Simone, Indira, Kelcine, Kamara; grandnephews, Anthony,
Sean, Keyon, Clifford, Thomas Jr., Michael, Damien, Ashley, Dequan,
Anthony, Antonio, Lewis, Trevor, Sario, Dario, Peter, Hugo Jr., Nathan,
Karo and Kendal.

Other relatives and very close friends, Dovella Aranha, Anita Woo,
Jackie Alleyne, Annette Johnson, Miriam O'Brien, Marva Reaves, Janet
Williams, Maggie Smith, Dorothea Laing, Lula Johnson, Orilee Major,
Shurn Penn, Bessie-Mae Nottage, Judy Llghtbourne, Lefred Walkes,
Patricia Johnson, Edward Kerr, Billy Nasmythm-Miller, Olga Deveaux,
Greta Moss-Bain, Jamie Kelly and Dorington Saunders; also the
following and their families, Latoya Bartlette, Nadia Pratt, Nadia
Burrows, Nicoya Smith, Christine van der Linde, Leslie Ellis Anastasia
Isaacs, Shirley and Phillipa Outten, Gloverbelle Anderson and Sharel
Carter; the Stubbs, Demeritte, Albury, Farrington, Hepburn, Saunders,
Moxey and Gaitor families.

Special thanks to Dr. Adrian Sawyer, Dr. Neil Parker, the nurses of
Female Medical One and Two of Princess Margaret Hospital, staff of
the Dialysis Unit, Customer Services Department of The Grand Bahama
Development Company Limited, The Grand Bahama Port Authority
Workers Union and Mary Star Women's League and a host of other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's Funeral Home in
Eight Mile Rock on Friday, May 25, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
and on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to service time at the church.

Semeritte's ;jiuneraul gaew
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782


a resident of Carmichael Road and
formerly of Mayaguana, will be
held at Cousin McPhee Cathedral
AME Church, Carmichael Road,
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Pastor Ranford
A. Patterson. Interment follows in
S Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Maria Charlton; 1
son, David Alexander Charlton Jr.; mother, Evelyn Charlton;
sisters, Dianne Burnside, Marilyn and Judy Charlton; brothers,
Steven Romer, Ivan, Alonzo, Esau, Jacob, Wesley, Kenrick
and Demerie Charlton; mother-in-law, Sybil McKinney;
father-in-law, Joseph McKinney; sisters-in-law, Doris Romer,
Eudeen Charlton, Ann McKinney, Eunice Rolle, Sophia
Fisher, Viola McKinney, Emily, Thea and Naydean; brothers-
in-law, Alley, Christopher, Ephriam and Ishmael McKinney
and Andrew; uncles, King and Huelen Charlton and Robert
Taylor; aunts, Doramae Charlton, Missy Taylor, Naomi
Charlton, Beryl, Flo and Mariam; 24 nieces including, Dianne,
Tiffany, Nakia, Christie, Shandy, Theone, Anastacia, Ashlyn,
Terranique, Tori, Thazunique, Ivanique, Alonique, Ivanette,
Ivonia, Deandra, Shekedra, Allia, Lavette, Tammy,
Willamania, Deondrie, Cindy and Rolisa; 25 nephews
including, Bertram, Kevin, Richard, Glen, Ricki, Thomas,
Steven, Keno, Deno, Reno, Shavago, Alonzo Jr, Kenrick Jr.,
Wesley Jr., Lovell Jr., Brandin, Lavardo, Wellington, Kel and
Baby Geno; 10 great grand nephews, 9 great grand nieces;
other relatives and friends including, Patrice Ambrister,
Louise Darville, Michell, Claudette, Samantha, Emaline
Moss, Ivy, Myrtle Johnson, Maud and Pat Rolle, Cathy, Lita,
Jan, Tucker and Junior Bowleg.

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


be held at Wesley Methodist
Church, Harbour Island, on Friday
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Bishop Samuel Higgs. Interment
follows in St. Catherine Cemetery,
Harbour Island.

Left to mourn, his mother, Nicayne Johnson; father, Desmond
Johnson; one brother, Tanajh Johnson; two grand mothers,
Druscilla Butterfield of Freeport, Grand Bahama and Francis
Bullard; two grandfathers, Charles Johnson, Edgell Johnson;
one step grandfather, Humphrey Hitler Percentie; one great
grand mother, Eloise Johnson; one great grand father, Rev.
Stanley Johnson; eight aunts, Jennifer Ward of Upper Bogue,
Eleuthera, Idell Strachan, Vernita Adderley, Stacia Johnson,
Verneva Johnson of New Providence, Tamara Johnson of
Lower Bouge, Beanchor and Nichelle of Harbour Island;
nine uncles, Baron, Humphrey, Steadman and Charles Johnson
Jr. of Lower Bogue, Raymond Ward of Upper Bogue, Charles
Adderley, Nicquitto, Ricardo and Eric Butterfield of Freeport,
Grand Bahamas; other relatives and friends including, Velma
Cash, Ivy Cleare, Eva Sawyer, Shirley Gibson, Lucinda
Deveaux, lona and Candice Kelly, Shirley Johnson, Prescola
Neilly, Ismae Edgellnique and Roslyn Johnson, Sylvia Moss,
Joyce "Big mama" Neilly, Anita Curry, Stankeka, Patricia
Fisher, Agnes Mather, Denise Davis, Pauline Young, Elma
Roberts, Sabrina Johnson, Penny, Madeline, Calvin and
Andrew Johnson, Peter Hasting "Bugs" Moss, Eardley Neilly,
Richard and Hartcourt Johnson, Aziel Moss, Bishop Ivan
Neilly, Elder Preston Neilly, Harrison Kelly, Delbert and
Reginald Neilly, Harry Cash, Bruce Deveaux, Bishop Algarnet
Gibson, Summer Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Leon Johnson,
Warren "Bugs" Johnson, the Albury, Bain, Cash, Neilly,
Cleare, Higgs, Percentie, Bullard, Johnson, Moss, Farrington,
Kelly, Munroe and Emmanuel families of Harbour Island,
Lower Bogue, Bluff, Upper Bogue and Hatchet Bay, The
Staff of BTC and The Staff of the Landing Hotel.

Friends may pay their last respects at the church in Harbour
Island on Thursday May 24, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. until service
time on Friday.

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


a resident of Rupert Dean Lane, and
formerly of Acklins, will be held at New
Covenant Baptist Church, East West
Highway, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Simeon B.
Hall, assisted by other ministers of the
gospel. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by her son, Minister
Roosevelt Thompson, Petty Officer Royal Bahamas Defence Force;
daughter, Veronica Thompson; adopted daughter, Cindy Rolle; daughter-
in-law, Helen Thompson; three sisters, Gwendolyn Johnson, Winifred
Sands of Miami Fla and Mildred Clarke of Freeport GB; four brothers,
Ronald Greenslade, Janield, King David, and Thaddeus Deveaux of
Miami Fla.; brother-in-law, Alfred Clarke of Freeport, Grand Bahama;
grandchildren, Nikisa Ulin of New York, Delon Thompson, Drexel and
Romaine Bain, Shantell, Lashanna and Latia Kittens, Roosevelt Jr. and
Rashadd Thompson; aunts, Florie Stevens, Hectcina Williams; nieces,
Juetta Patton, Marie Williams, Louise, Mariori and Debbie Greenslade,
Beverly Beneby, Nioka Cresbery, of Miami Fla., Earlean Johnson, Sharon
Rolle, Nora, Deidre, Chantell and Trisha Clarke of Freeport GB, Zerline,
Mary, Margaret, Lillian, Patricia, Maryann, Mary Lou and Janet of
Miami, Florida, Eulamae Deveaux, Beatrice Strachan, Veronica Moss,
Ethel and Judy Collie, Thomasine Johnson, Marsha Taylor, Lorraine,
Lisa Clarinda, Morcia, Wealthy and Sham Deveaux, Nellie Hanna and
their families; nephews, Venal, Earison, Anthony Rodney, Harold,
Ormond, Fulton and Oral Collie and their families, David Jr., Wendell,
Janield Jr. Dwayne and Anthony Deveaux and their families, Martin,
Kim, Junior, Salathiel, Paul, Charles and Kenneth Greenslade and their
families; cousins, Pastor Dorinda Dean and family, Rev. Daniel Beneby
and family, Bishop Harry Collie and family, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher
Moss and family, Ronald Miller and family, Ashland and Branford Miller
of Orlando Fla. and family, Rev. Newton, Williamson of Pine Field
Acklins and family, Mable Collie nee Cox and Family, Stevie, Gary and
Bobby Jane Greenslade and family, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith of
London England, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Beneby and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Kirk Hall and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Bootle and family of
Perrine Florida, Valerie Saunders, Min. Debbie Lewis and family, Philip,
Dwayne, Bernie, Dominic, Bernadette, of Palm Beach Fla, Alfred,
Kirkwood, Joey, Tasha, Brian, Steven, Lavado, Daniel, Michelle, Lisa,
Dunkin; relatives and friends, Mr. Ronald Thompson and family, Mrs.
Clara Thompson of Miami Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Thompson and
family, Mrs. Dorothy Moss and family, Mrs. Aurelia Brice and the entire
Brice family, Bishop Simeon and Min. Linda Hall, the entire New
Covenant Baptist Church family including, Mother's Board, Pastors,
Ministers, Evangelists, Deacons, Deaconesses, Prophetess Alberta
Williams and family, Rev. Isolene Rolle and family, The Gittens family,
the John Road, Oxford Avenue, Market St. Baker St. and Rupert Dean
Lane Crew, Min. Sonia Marshall, Min. Rinehart Pearson, Rev. Dr. Valerie
Carpenter, Evangelist Debra Gaye Strachan, Min. Veronica Farrington,
.Sis. Gloria Lighthourne4ijacyj Maudli.re Han4a,,Mr. and, Ms;, Criswell

Pratt, Althea Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Coakley and family, Rev.
and Mrs. Franklyn Lightbourne and family, Rev. and Mrs. Steven
Ferguson and family, Mrs. Perl Henfield and family.

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


I a resident of Bimini Avenue, will be held
I iat St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 3rd and
4th Streets, Coconut Grove, on Saturday
at 1:15 p.m. Officiating will be Fr.
Simeon Roberts, assisted by Fr. Noel
Clarke. Cremation follows.

7. Left to cherish his memory are his
mother, Rebecca Taylor-Neely;
stepfather, George Neely; 4 sisters, Karen Daniels of Atlanta Georgia,
Donna and Marguerite Taylor and Mary Taylor-Strachan; 8 brothers,
Stanley Greene, John Williams Munroe of Atlanta Georgia, Alfred,
Stanford, Samuel, Michael, Otis and Nicholas Taylor; 4 aunts, Olive,
Stanley and Gloria Lockhart and Larie Taylor; 10 uncles, George, Wenzel
and Samuel Lockhart of Florida, Clifford Lockhart, Edward, Clearwood,
Sammy, Lewis, William and Gladstone Taylor; 1 grand uncle, Osborne
Lockhart of Mangrove Cay, Andros; 1 grand aunt, Barbara McKinney;
6 nieces, Saidah Daniels of Georgia, Kristain, Quincia, Opriel, Majesty
and Mia Taylor; 6 nephews, Princeton and Quinton Munroe, Anthony
Daniels, Justin Greene and Michael Jr., Brandon and Keno Taylor; 1
brother-in-law, Thomas Strachan; 2 sisters-in-law, Jackie Taylor and
Yolunda Munroe; numerous cousins including, William and Andrew
Cooper, Christopher and Fr. Noel Clarke, Janet Miller, George Jr.,
Anthony, Aaron, Nobel, Jermaine, Clifford Jr. and Analia Lockhart,
Leslie and Roderick Taylor; numerous relatives and friends including,
Sandra McKinney, Ian Fsadni, Inez Dorestant, Flora Rahming, John
Greene,,Bessie Role, Paula Saunders, Rosemary Bodie, Sybill Neymour,
Norma Cartwright, Clee Dean, Deacon Raymond Forbes, the entire
family of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Coconut Grove, the entire family
of St. Denedicts and Holy Angels Catholic Church in Mangrove Cay,
Andros, especially sister Mary David, Venus "Mother" King, Pearl and
Leonard Moxey, Carmie Moxey, Sybil Greene, Mr. Alvin Clarke, Mr.
Keith Moss and Mr. Willie Burrows.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00
a.m.-11 :00 a.m. and at the church from 12: 15 p.m. until service time.

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Pindfer[ Funeral HCome
"Service Beyond Measure"
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 CELL: 357-3617


of Alice Town Bimini,
who died at the Princess
Margaret Hospital on May
17th, 2007 following a
brief illness, will be held
at the Wesley Methodist
Church, Alice Town
Bimini on Saturday May
26th, 2007 at 11:00am. Interment will be in the
Southern Public Cemetery. Rev. Stanley Pinder, Rev.
Charles Sweeting officiating. Born in Bimini on April
26th, 1932, she was the first of twelve children of
Fredrick Weech and Sarah Ann (Cash) Weech.

She was married to Thomas Sewell of Bermuda, who
predeceased her 1976. She is survived by three sons,
Thomas, Jimmy(Shirley), and Donny (Laurie), three
grandchildren, Sarah, Karen and Kevin Sewell, Also
left to mourn her passing are two brothers, Fredrick
Jr., and Joseph Hank; and six sisters, Una Russell
(Late George), Elaine Sweeting (Alfred), Agatha
Howard (Robert), Eleanor Spindler (Late Roger),
Jessie Underwood (Allison) and Barbara
Checkley(Michael), She was predeceased by a brother,
Douglas (Elsie) and two sisters, Sherry Weech and
Gean Higgs (David), Also left to mourn are her uncle,
Howard Cash (Sarah) and aunt, Edith Pinder (Late
Clement), five nieces and six nephews and numerous
cousins and other relatives and a wealth of friends.
Mrs. Sewell was a life-long member of Wesley
Methodist Church in Bimini.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Pinder's
Funeral Home Palmdale Ave., Palmdale.

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007, PAGE 9

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


of Treasure Cay, Abaco, will be held on Saturday
at 10:00 a.m. at the gravesite of The Southern
Cemetery, Spikenard and Cowpen Roads.
Officiating will be Pastor Cedric Bullard.

He is survived by his mother, Estelle Major;
daughter, Joyann Major; granddaughter, Andasia
Bain; two sisters, Jennifer Desauguste and Julliet
Bootle; two brothers, Leslie Major II and John
Major; aunts, Delores Mortimer, Judy Dames and
Euturphy; three uncles, John Young, Eric
Cartwright and Pole Young; grandaunts, Gladys
Seymour and Lucille Cleare; nieces, Ivannette
Russell, Fatima Parker and Tamyira Stubbs;
nephews, Tito Russell, Yadnick Hepburn,
Elcheano Edgecombe and Leslie Major III;
grandnephew, Malyk Wilson; grandniece, Renya
Hepburn; sister-in-law, Audrey Major; brother-
in-law, Daniel Desauguste; nephew-in-law,
Oswald Parker II; niece-in-law, Peachy Russell;
host of other relatives and friends including,
Elvis Cartwright, Dellarese Lundy, German,
Lavern, Faylece, Dion, Eric, Janet Nelson, Ingrid
Bain, Dennis McPhee; the following including
their families, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Russell, Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Stafford
Symonette, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sands, the
Williams, the Cornish, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Norris, Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Bootle, Mrs. Anne Bootle, Mr. John
Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pedican; also friends
at Best For Less, Dorothy, Monique, Whitney,
Raymond Davis, Lenora Saunders, Mr. and Mrs.
0. C. Cornish and family and all brothers and
sisters of Full Gospel Assembly.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial
Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street on
Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.


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

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


R/Sgt. 3 Delsworth
Albury, 70

of #15 Zion Boulevard, will be held
on Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at 10:00
a. m. at All Saints Anglican Church,
All Saints Way, Joan's Heights, South
Beach. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. S.
Sebastian Campbell. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

He is lovingly and affectionately
remembered by his faithful and caring
Wife of 47 years Mercianna Albury, Sons: Gregory Albury of Atlanta,
Ga., Dwight, Dwayne, Delsworth Jr. and Donald Albury; Adopted
Son: Virgil Albury, Daughters: Charmaine Albury of Freeport, G. B.
and Shannon Albury; Adopted Daughters: Leslie Isaacs, Chyvonne
Bodie and Cheryl Flowers, Grand Sons: Travis Albury of Atlanta,
Ga. and Dre' Albury, Adopted Grandsons: Pierre Watson and
Christopher Johnson, Grand Daughters: Quinell, Dwania and
Dwanesha Albury and Dwanique Maycock; Adopted granddaughters:
Peyton Willie, Chrishanda Johnson, Shuante' Lewis, and Jahliesha
Lewis; Sisters: OSB St. Martin Monastary Sister Cecelia Albury, Nurse
Dorothy "Tootsie" Albury-Paul of Ft. Lauderdale, FI, Theresa Albury
Fairweather of Margate, Fl. and Regina Alburyu Johnson, Brother:
George "Rick" Albury Jr., J. P. Sisters-in-law: Alice Cleare and
Yvonne Rigby of Freeport, G. B., and Albertha Sweeting of Queen's,
New York, Brothers-in-law: Arthur and Kenneth Sweeting, Lee Fields
of Queens, NewYork and Rudolph Rigby of Freeport, G. B, Aunt-in-
law: Lady Doreen Thompson, God Children:. Colonel Stephen
Thompson of Homestead, Fl, Nieces and Nephews: Jeffery and Alberta
Albury, Peter "Giant" Bowleg, Paulette and Kenneth Ferguson Sr.,
Barbra Jean "B' Percentie, Trevor Ricardo Whylly, Ethan and Patricia
Fairweather, Andrew and Paula Albury, Judy Albury, Keith and Shirley
Nixon, Lenora Nixon Dean, Patrice and Samuel Strachan, Lorette
"Tracy" Nixon, Cranson "Cory". Johnson, Quinton and Annamarie
Albury, Phillip Laramore; Shane and Kendris Albury, Nadine and
Stanford Charlton, Rick Albury Jr., Diane Morgan, Karen and Caleb
Wilson, Methice Rigby:of Freeport, G. B., Dr. Jacqueline and Camille
Sweeting of Florida, Kirsten Sweeting of Exuma, Sharlene Sweeting,
Althea Ferguson, Dayvan Johnson, Delores and Charles Green, Otis,
.Asa Ricardo Rigby of Freeport, G. B., Kevin and MoniqueeSweeting,
Darren Sweeting, John and Patrick Johnson, Numerous grand aleces
and nephews, other relatives & friends: Carmen McPhee, Myrtle
Curry, Florine Ferguson, Barry and Marie Griffin and their Families,
Patricia Dean-and Carla Cartwright, Natasha Newbold, Marsha Ferguson,
Sherry Albuiry, and Laverne Rahming and their Families, Charles Bethel
andBarbara Woods, Joyce Cleare, Althemese Isaacs, Dr.. Cyprian
Strachan, Carolynn Saunders, and Philippa Musgrove and their Families,
Vincent Peet, M. P., Wallace Rolle & The South Beach Progressive
Liberal Party, The Royal Bahamas Police Reservist Fathily,. Grand

United Order of Odd Fellows, Doctors & Staff of Accident &
Emergency/Trauma Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital, Management
and Staff of Bahamas Telecommunication Company, Management &
Staff of Atlantis and Ocean Club Resort, Nassau Flight Services,
Management & Staff of the College of The Bahamas, Management &
Staff of Civil Aviation, All Saints Parish Family, and the South Beach


Viewing will be held in the "Celestial Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church on
Saturday from 8:30 a. m. until service time.

Henrietta Glinton, 43

of Australia Avenue, Elizabeth Estates,
will be held on Saturday, May 26th,
2007 at 11:00 a. m. at St. Margaret's
Anglican Church, Kemp Road.
Officiating will be Rev. Fr. Joseph
Mycklewhyte. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her
loving and committed Mother: Mrs.
Vera Glinton, Five Children: Marie
and Maria Glinton, Marina, Ricquelle
and Reno Thompson, One Brother:
Solomon Glinton, Three Sisters:
Margret North, Hilda and Winnfred Glinton, Three Grand Children:
Lanique, Dwinesha Glinton, and Rod-drick Miller, Four Aunts:
Victoria Munroe, Agnes Francis, Castella Curtis, and Astella Adderley
of Long Island, Three Uncles: Rev. Garnet Rolle, Alfred Dixon of
Long Island, and Joseph Rolle, Mother-in-law: Marina Stubbs, One
Sister-in-law: Laura Glinton, One Brother-in-law: Henrick Rolle,
Seven Nieces: Oliver, Roshanda, Shaniar, Samantha, Michealla, Jewel,
Hilda, and Gail, Nine Nephews: Trevor, Angelo, Dominick, Joel, Noel,
Rashad, Chavato, Michael, and Shumado, other Relatives including:
Ricky, Judy, Jennamae, Alice, Helena, Ruthmae, Linda, Mr. Edith and
Family, Valarie Dean and. Family,-Nicky, Joey, Betty, Carmetta,
Dorothea, Anthony,.Nathaniel, Edith, Janice, Helena, Gwendolyn, Mr.
Fraizer, Esteen, Dianna, .WPC 273 Annamae Rolle, PC2910 Timothy
Rolle, Mary, Lizzy, Samuel; Albert, 'Marle and Zerlene Rolle, the
Armbrister Family, the Good Samaritan Family, Perry, Carlos,-Anna,
Nicky, Faith and Matthew.

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

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

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


George LeVerne "Lil' Georgie"
Smith, 55

of Blueberry Hill, will be held on Saturday,
; May 26th, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at Trinity
v" Assembly, Top of the Hill, Harold Road.
Officiating will be Apostle Ed Watson.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

He leaves to mourn his Wife: Kayla, Two
Sons: Kyle and Kyro Brown, Mother:
Olga Smith, One Brother, Anthony, Two
Sisters: Paulette and Donna, Five Sisters-
in-law: Nathania Smith, Andrea Major,
Geraldine Pickering, Corene Major, and
Angelita Major, Three Brothers-in-law: Jeffrey Major, Livingstone Major
and Joseph Pickering, Four Nieces: Ava Smith, Quinn Munnings, Cleopatra
Pickering, and Ashley Major, Six Nephews: Angelo, Abassie, Noah, Jay,
and Jerrod Major, and Englebert Pickering, Four Aunts: Inez Gillings,
Fredricka Ferguson, Sheila and Beverley Johnson, Two Uncles: Joseph
Johnson Jr. and Devard Ferguson, One Grand Aunt: Megan Taylor, Cousins:
Allison and Betty-Jane Dean, Yvonne and Hannu Manninen, and Maxwell
and Helen Dean and their Families, Kenderic and Yvonne Dean, Michael and
Renee Dean, Franz and Brenda Johnson, and Karen and Robert "Dicey"
Saunders and their Families, Debbie and Larry Sawyer, Sabrina and Morgan
Graham, Daphne and Alcott "Tago" McIntosh and their Families, Gail and
Jeffrey Johnson; Melissa Johnson, Van and Deloros Ferguson, Raynel and
Jimmy Griffin, Leisha Hunter, Shirley Lewis, and Paulette and Charles Minder
and their Families, Renay and Melvin Johnson, Sharon and Harold Dawkins,
and Robin and Cindy Grant and their Families, Terrance Grant, and Michael
and Rita Grant, Gileon and Jacquelyn Grant, Mark and Luisa Grant, Philip
and Inez Grant, Sandra Bridgewater, Henry Storr, John Ferguson, Pamela
Taylor, and Robert and Velma Ferguson and their Families, Godparents:
Coral Huyler and Millie McNeil, Special Friends, Mr. Jerome Curley, and
Mr. and Mrs. Wenzell Nicholls, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Burrows, Russell and
Theresa Carroll, and Mr. and Mrs. DaCosta Williams and their Families,
Donald Archer, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour and family, Donald, Beverley and
Shelly Archer, Mrs. Freddie Munnings and Hon. Fred Mitchell and their
Families, Ernest Meadows, Duncan DeBarrows, Oliver Gibson, Rodger D.
Sands, Kenneth Burrows, Randy Raymond, John Ferguson, Jeff Davis, Arthur
Breynen, Charles Major Sr., Paul Major, Richard Bootle, Micklyn Seymour,
Sam Thompson, Stephanie and Luther Cartwright and family, Pastor Leroqy
Major, and Hartman Poitier, Felix and Thelma Beneby, Joseph and Evelyn
Winder, Lawrence and Deborah Elliott, and Hubert and Marina Sands and
their Families, Stanley and Earline Adderley; Brian and Carolyn Miller and
Karen and Dianne Lockhart and their Families, Centreville Community:
Cora, Patsy, Deloris, Wren, Cheryl, Cecile, Kenny, Gail, Lana, Raphael,
Andrea, Cyprianna, Teddy, Greg, Freddie Munnings Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Elliot, Michelle and Stephen Elliot, Special Proteges: Shannon Roberts,
Kevin Culmer, Jarien Winter, Bruce Beneby, Shervin and Donald Breynen,
and Chelsea Armbrister, and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous
to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic Suite" at Restview Memorial Mortuary
& Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00 a.
m. until 6:00 p. m. and thensaainat day. m'A
until service time.

Deaconess Myrtis Kathleen
Scavella, 79

of Montgomery Drive, Miller's Heights,
H *and formerly of Gregory Town, Fleuthera
3 will be held on Sunday, May 27 2007
'" at 11:00 a. m. at Good News Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, Great Britain Street,
Flamingo Gardens Subdivision.
Officiating will be Pastor H. A. Roach,
assisted by Pastors Jeremiah Duncombe,
Neville Scavella, and R. I. Hanna, and
Elder Franklyn Brown. Interment will
Z follow in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
Sand Spikenard Roads.

Her survivors include Seven Sons: Jeff,
James Glen, Stanley, Patrick, Peter, Billy and Robert Monty Scavella, Two
Daughters: Julie Butler and Jasmine Dale Minnis, Four Step Sons:
Christopher, Allen, Dave, and Colin Scavella, One Step Daughter: Sheila
Scavella, One Adopted Daughter: Shavone Lightbourne, Two Sisters:
Angela Simmons and Mildred Ball, Three Brothers: Neville, Stanley and
Ruston Simmons, Two Brothers-in-law: James and Ronald Scavella, Two
Sisters-in-law: Frances and Naomi Simmons, Cousins: Constance Woods
and Eula "Koolie" Richardson, Numerous Nieces: Emma Patton, Naomi
Lockhart, Pamela Bethel, Freda Pinder of Miami, Fl, Judy, Kim, Esther, Gene,
Marina, Tamalia, and Naomi Simmons, Wanda, Gretchen, Sherry and Lavanda
Scavella Ramona, Kathy, Marsha and Bessie Scavella, Cheryl, Kayla, Peggy,
Joanie, Constance, and Jeanie, Numerous Nephews: Kirk, Kevin, Roger,
Jeffery, Stanley Jr., Reginald, Trevor, and Minister Kendal Simmons, Chino,
Nolan, Charles, Blair, Quenstin, Edward, Raymond, Bob and Darren Scavella,
Mack and Winky Pinder, Commodore R. B. D. F. Clifford Scavella, and Keith
Rolle of Executive Plumbing, Grand Sons: Samson and Bronson Butler,
Nico, Picard, Robert Jr., Ryan, Renaldo, Ronald, Jude, Raeven, Stan Jr., Rico,
Jamaal, Kyron, and Asher Scavella, Grand Daughters: Sarah-Keva, Bianca,
Tesa-Lavania, Peetra-Nichea, Twanna, Shancola, Tamara, Ailyah, Cecilly,
Celine, Bria, Erin, Glenique, Adaphaline, Logan, Tammy and Gina, Great
Grand Children: Brandon, Devonia, Tameera, A. J., and Warrae, Daughters-
in-law: Nicole, Priscilla, Delores, Laverne, and Gina, Sons-in-law: Sammy
Butler and Cecil Minnis, Grand Son-in-law: Ricky Gayle, Numerous other
Relatives and Friends including: Elaine, Norma, Lyda, and Lillian Scavella,
Randy and Marina McClain, Alvin Adderly, and Kevin Leubronson, Beryl
Bastian, Oraline Butler, Anthia Wood, Anthony Clarke, and Pastor H. A.
Roach and their Families, the Good News SDA Church, Barbara Smith and
Family, Mary Taylor, Nurses Priscilla Cunningham and Mitchell, the Staff
of Female Medical I, (P. M. H.), Dr. Gilbert, Hon. Phillip M. Bethel and Dr.
Cliff Bacchus, (Eleuthera), Ms. Debbie Bartlett and Mrs. Cyprianna McWeeney,
and the GEMS 105.9 FM Family, Mary Morris and Family, Drs. Patrick
Whitfield and Eugene Newry, Rose Mackey and Family, and the Community
of Gregory Town, Eleuthera.

May her soul rest in Peace.

Viewing will be held in the "Halycon Suite" at Restview Memorial Mortuary
& Crematorium Ltd, Robinson and Soldier Roads on Saturday from 10:00
a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church on Sunday from 9:30
iy7n te IfI r f f:11 ) IA ii r-; h

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& (Qrmatorium

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



of Hillside Park will be held
on Friday, May 25th 2007 at
10:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist
Church, East & Shirley
Streets. Officiating will be
Rev. T.G. Morrison assisted
by Rev. Ulrick V. Smith II
and other ministers.
Cremation will follow.

She is survived by her mother: Nathalie Ramsey;
Daughter: Trevia "Nadia"; Four (4) Sisters: Deanne
Wallace-Whitfield, Inga Moree, Grace Cooper and Kim
Kelley-Howell; Four (4) Brothers: Anthony, Bradley,
Dudley and Stephen Moree; Nine (9) Aunts: Sylvia,
Joycelyn and Janet Ramsey, Ethell Rolle, Sylvia Moree,
Etoille Cartwright, Myrtle and Pam Logan and Denise
Taylor; Five (5) uncles: John, Fred and Kenneth Ramsey,
Joseph and Clayton Moree; Two (2) Brothers-in-law:
Kenneth Wallace-Whitfield and Michael Cooper; One
(1) Sister-in-law: Natasha Moree; Seven (7) Nieces:
Kristy, Kelly, Kristina, Leah, Kaja, Kandice and Chrystyn;
Five (5) nephews: Kenneth, McKyle, Myles, Malik and
Christopher; One (1) Grandniece: Carson; Two (2)
Grandnephews: Cameron and Chance; Cousins: Phillip,
Michelle, Sonia, Dora, Dwayne, Dion, Desiree, Garvin,
Larano, Shantell, Syria, Wellington, Nicola and Travain,
Dr. Sean, Sophia and Siron Ramsey, Kendra Taylor,
Joanne Moree-Rolle and Hansel Rolle, Cheryl, Trevor,
Dorothy, Wayne, Satina, Ryan, Syd, Piper, Jerome, Dexter,
Elvis and Clifford; and a host of other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.

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

Those wishing to send donations may do so at:
Cancer Caring Centre
East Terrace Centerville
P.O. Box SS-6539
.. Nassau, Bahamas



C iversidce funeral Chapel
"Where the river lies still.
"Servig The Bahamas Prids'
.'v. FRANK M. COOPER Funeral Director
Peopk I (.are

Market Street & Bimini Av enue
RO0. Box GT 23053
Na.Sau, Babamas
Telephone: 356-3721
Cellular .-4 1 395.-8931

Cockburn Town
San Salvador, Bahamas
-'42) 331-2642

will be held on Saturday May 26th
2007, at 1:00 pm at First Baptist
Church, Market Street, and
Officiating will be Pastor Earle
..;, Francis assisted by Rev. Diana
Francis, Interment will follow in
the Woodlawn Garden Cemetery,
Soldier Rd.

Left to cherish his memory are one son, Mario Godet; mother,
Ruth Clarke; eight sisters, Harriet Mather, Gleomi Clarke,
Arlene Cooper, Attorney at-law Angenette Pyfrom, Janice
Ferguson, Pastor Philistia Harriott Susan and Carolyn Clarke
of New York; three brothers, Cleveland Clarke, Nermiah
Clarke, Lynden Clarke; 3 aunts, Leaita McPhee, Ida Clarke
Euvello Anderson of New York and Carolyn Curry; two
uncles, Randol Curry Rudolf Curry; one sister-in-law, Brenda
Clarke; four brothers-in-law, Lee Mather, Winston Harriet
Trevor Cooper, Clayton Ferguson; grand aunts, Everlena
Lloyd of Barritare Exuma; three grand uncles, Preston
McPhee Forrester Bodie, Attorney at-law, LB. Johnson;
eight nieces, Linda Collie, Adreanna, Lynette, Indira Rolle,
Lyndira Clarke, Deandra Clarke, O'hdasa Dean, A'nisa
Clarke, Destiny Harriott, Azaria Clarke, Clayshan Ferguson,
Anastacia Clarke, Tremela Cooper, Sonia Curry; ten nephews,
Nathaniel Mather, Garvin Pyfrom, Leonardo Clarke, Charles
Turnquest, Trevor Cooper Jr., Winston David Jr., Clayton
Ferguson Jr., Nemiah Clark Jr., Christopher Clarke; forty-
five cousins, Verbilee, Norma, Irene, Irene, Eurella Clarke, Almetta
Smith, Alington Clarke, Kemit Smith, Gray Rolle, Monique
and Felton Robertson, Elvis and Tasha Clarke, Darrella
Marcia Weir, Sheba, Glendina, Odell, Tarosha, Angelo,
Anwar, Warren, Dominique Rolle, Sherik Bowleg. Brendon,
Marco, Andrew, Devroy, Trevor Musgrove, Jacklyn Smith,
George-Sandra Moss, Coralee, Pearlimae, Elise, Brian,
Sophia Munroe, Tyrone Munroe, Elvis Munroe, Desmond
Munroe, Trevor Taylor, Barry McPhee, Devan Rolle,
Monique McQuaris, Kendra Munroe, Hal, Bodie, Rona
Davis, Denis Weir and other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Home. Bimini
Ave. from 2:00p.m. to 6:00().m. on-Friday. May 25th.

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



of #22 Sparsholt Circle, Freeport.
., .Grand Bahama and formerly of
Waterford, Eleuthera will be held at
Fellowship Union Baptist Church,
Landsdown Drive, Freeport on
Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 11am.
Officiating will be Rev'd Dr. Keith
Russell, assisted by Rev'd Dr. Fred
J Newchurch and Deacon Fred
Ramsey. Interment will follow at
Grand Bahama Memorial Park.

Left to cherish his memories wife, Sylvia Mackey; four sons, Seberon
Jr., Ted, Kevin and Aka; three daughters, Arlene, Joyce Anne and
Tracey; two brothers, Simeon and Adam Mackey; four sisters,
Winifred and Shirley Moss, Estella Sawyer and Corrine Mackey:
sons-in-law, Hylton Dacres and Troy Strachan; daughters-in-law,
Woman/Assistant Superintendant of Police Loretta Mackey, Jennifer
Mackey and Margo Mackey; aunt, Brazerica Nixon of Nassau; sisters-
in-law, Catherine an Elcine Mackey, Mildrew Brennen, Cheryl and
Val Delancy; brothers-in-law, Bishop Winslow Moss of New Bight,
Cat Island and Henry Delancy; grandchildren. Tori Bartlette, Keva
Bethel, Sidell Ingraham, Janae Culmer. Davanna, Seberon III, David
and Davon Mackey, Theodore Jr., Tamika, Tara and Jabez Mackey,
D'Sario Malika and Kevin Jr. Mackey, Tevin and Trey Strachan and
Aku Aswase II; granddaughter-in-law, Ruthermae Mackey; great
grandchild, Travad Smith; nieces and nephews, Olive Mackey, Eleanor
Cartwright, Andrew "Felix" Moss, Basil Moss, Arnette Humes, Mitzi
Fernander, Francita Rahming, Amanda Sawyer, Anita Moss, Walter
Sawyer, Tina Russell, Gregory and Reuben Mackey, Janice Ellis,
Arnold and Alvin Mackey, Julian Knowles and many others. A host
of relatives and friends, Olivia Mackey, Alex Pratt, Wellington
Newbold, Robert, Granville, Roger and Benson Brown, Deacon and
Mrs Fred Ramsey, Nelson Knowles, Mr and Mrs Prince Smith, Gwen
Bowe, Ramona Smith, Remelda Cooper, Charmaine Ferguson, Mr
and Mrs Greg Evans, Harriet "Baby" Johnson, Helen Newbold,
Maureen Newchurch, Naomi Sumner, Marionette Strachan, Dr. Mimi
Nesbitt, Donna Bradshaw, Mr and Mrs Ishmael McIntosh, Paula
Henfield, Andrew Sweeting, Cornelius Smith, Edward Knowles, Mr
and Mrs Henry Thurston, Shelneka Bethel, Clovie Saunders, Mr and
Mrs Conrad Howell of the Turks and Caicos Island, Stanley Taylor,
John Nysmith Miller, Gene Bethel, Edmund Russell, Lynden
Larrimore, Haven Forbes, Hans Smith, John Hepburn, Humphrey
Smith, Mama Cow Smith, Tan Smith and Tony Dames, David
Thompson, the Johnson Road family and Central Church of God

family, Cora Davis, Rev. Alfred Delancy, the Waterford family, Sybil,
Veronica and Dencil Swain, Alvin Henfield, Shanny and Alva Swain
and Charlene Davis.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" of Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Limited, 11-A Coral Road, Freeport from
10am to 6pm on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 10am
until service time.

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of Hunter's Grand Bahama, will be
held at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic
Church, Hunters, Grand Bahama on
Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at 1pm.
Officiating will be Father Reginald
Demeritte, assisted by Deacon Jeffrey
Hollingworth. Interment will follow
at Hunter's Public Cemetery.

He will always be remembered by
his loving wife, Doreen: his son,
Thaddeaus; adopted children, Evelyn and Lawrence; step-daughter,
Carlet Roile; step-grandchildren, Shenika, Rastrick and Suzanne
Rolle, Shawn and Delroy Powell, Gerrise Newbold, Amanda Woods
and Kunta Thomas: eight nephews. Lealand and Vernal Jones,
Emmanuel Williams, Arthur, Richard, Everett, Michael and Fritz
Stuart; five nieces, Zeddley Jones, Rejoinia Martin and Sharrie Webb;
nineteen grand nieces including, Cherriemae Hanna, Blanche
Campbell, Ellamae Turnquest, Eudene Knowles of Nassau, Dolly
Garninette of Pensacola, Florida and Alzona Kensaint of Orlando,
Florida; and eight grand-nephews. Other relatives and friends
including, Roland, Rashad and Alexandria Rolle, Theresa Strachan,
Perry Gilbert, Edith Gardiner, Terry Rolle, Melvina Russell and
family, Drucilla Russell and family, Richard Russell and family,
Mavis Poitier and family, Father Reginald Demeritte and St. Vincent's
de Paul family, the Doctors, nurses and EMS at the Rand Memorial
Hospital, the Community Nurses at Hawksbill Clinic, Nurse Deborah,
godchildren, Muriel and Beatrice Russell, the communities of Hunters,
Russell and Williams Town.

Viewing will be held in the "Ironic Suite" of Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Limited, 11-A Coral Road Road, Freeport
from 10am to 6pm on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
12noon until service time.


THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007, PAGE 13


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


BOWE, 38

i of Caneby Terrace off Fortune Bay,
I Grand Bahama, and formerly of
Nassau, will be held at Salem Union
Baptist Church, Taylor Street on
Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at 11:00
\ a. m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Charles W. Saunders assisted by other
Ministers. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

This irreplaceable loss will be felt by his Parents: Chief Officer
Ernest Bowe and Rev. Edris Bowe, Sons: Lambert Joshua (L. J.)
and Lambert Eltavous (Tavis), Siblings: Stacia and Prince Williams,
Alexander and Milande Bowe, and Jermaine and Veryll Bowe of
Cleveland, Tennessee, Adopted Brother: Conrad Maycock, Aunts
and Uncles: Vadiemae and Pastor Keith Jackson of Deerfield
Beach, Fl, Jacqueline and Pastor Arthur Duncombe, Delvon and
Judy Miller, Leona Carey, Rev. Gloria Ferguson, Hazel Andrews,
Oralene Andrews, Cynthia Rolle of Exuma, Una McQuay of
Freeport, Lorcodell, Ester and Kathlene Ferguson, Rev. Nelson
Ferguons, Deacon Ivan Ferguson and Lionel Ferguson, Rev. Ellison
Greenslade, Alvin and Betty Greenslade, Judy Deveaux, Leslie.
David (Sugar Kid), Joseph, Ernest (E. J.), and Neville Bowe,
Nieces and Nephews: Sacha Armbrister, Kristopher and Travis
Williams, Grace, Gabriel, Chovosky, Shekinah, Samuel and Javanl
Bowe, Grand Aunts and Uncles: Remilda Williamson, Verdella
Martin, Elva Smith, Clarista and Ernest Williams. Deanza and
Venus Cox, God Children: Cordero, Conrad Jr., Christy. Cherisc,
and Lamont Jr., Special Friends: Shaushana and Silvano Russell.
Charlesetta Sealy, Deidree Martin, and Cynthia and Charles Sealy,
Numerous other Relatives and Friends including: Chena, Stafford
and Sharad Bain, Justin Jakson, Anthony Carey and Cynthiia
Esrig of the U. S. A.. Jemnma! Miller, Chan,-cie Brom n. KeIdrick.
Glenroy, Yvette and Melissr Williams. Valerie, Charles and Ralph
Smith, Harrison, Meville. ELian. Aldon and Lillin Wi \llmm, son.
Alneka Russell, Valeric Miller. Dtley Fox. Deanza 1 Sonnyi -nd
Daswell Cox. Perez Mather. Oral and Joseph Martin. Hucl '1

Jr., and Cynthia Bowe of the U. S. A., Berly, Cyril, Peter and
Andrew Knowles, Mario Bannister, Leslie Robinson, Ena-Mae
Rolle, Pastor Helen Duncanson, Glen Smith and Family of Lebco
Tire Center, and Family of Universal Household of Faith, Freeport.

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


of Long Bay Cay, Andros will be held at St. John's Native Baptist
Church, Coral Road and Ponce De Leon, Grand Bahama on
Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at 11am. Officiating will be Pastor
Douglas Williams, assisted by Minister Walter Henderson. Interment
will follow at Grand Bahama Memorial Park.

He were predeceased by his parents, Mernenchia and Fredrick
Bullard and two sons, Alpheus Jr and Sean Bullard and one nephew,
Valantanio Bullard. Those fortunate to be apart of his life, son,
Brian Sr.; daughters, Valerie, Yvette Bullard and Patricia "Tweedy"
Cambridge; stepsons, Michael and Tyrone Flowers, mother of his
children, Patrica Baker-Familia; grandchildren, Delano, Geovannie
and Brian Bullard Jr., Deniquca Duncan and Denard Bain, Toquell
Major, Tajmahal and Thermolla Thompson, Tibah Rolle, Teseanna
Bullard, Michael Jr. and Mark Flowers; great grandchildren, Lailah
Bullard and Denarjea Bain; brother, Erick Bullard; sisters, Elovine
Sweeting and Rozenia Bain; nephews, Glenn, Terry and Derick
Sweeting: nieces. Tina Sweeting and Christal Thurston: daughter-
in-law, Sandra Flowers: brolhers-in-law, Leon Sweeting and.
Lehenzor Bain; extended family, the staff at the Convalesce Home
in Andros. other relatives and friends, Phillip Maycock and Arizona

\'i\iii: will be held in the "Celestial Suite" of Restview Memorial
VMoi* it a.;i & CrcLmaltriuLn Limited, I I A Coral Road. Freeport
ki in 1)1 i on 6pm on friday and on Saturda\ at the church from
* ? ;; u i! s. rice ti, e.

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Bntawah&imt 26Uz/o

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

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


.- DEVEAUX, 56

of Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama, and formerly of Nassau,
will be held at Central Zion Baptist
Church, Eight Mile Rock on
Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at 11am.
Officiating will be Rev. Elvis
Burrows. Interment will follow at
the Harbour West Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish his precious
memories are his son, Leslie Dennis
Deveaux; one daughter, Teka Deveaux; three grandchildren, Leslie
Deveaux Jr., Trenton Deveaux and Razie Pinder; four brothers,
Rudy, Gregory, Steven and Phillip; one step brother, Kenneth
Forbes; five sisters, Angela, Linda, Cheryl, Brenda and Antoinette;
one step sister, Jane Cooper; two aunts, Dolly Rahming and Vanny
Deveaux; two uncles, Victor and Roy Deveaux of Oklahoma; 85
nieces and nephews; eighteen grand nieces and nephews; three
brothers-in-law, Jarvis Rahming, Mark Baloney and David Richard;
three sisters-in-law, Angie Deveaux, Gloria Taylor and Vangie
Miller and other relatives and friends including Lucy Jones, Cecil
Hepburn, Doris Smith, Lucky, Dennis Bain of D.J. Construction,
David Bain, Jacqueline Deveaux, Shadell, Alphonso Miller
Bourgue, Renee, Leslie, Wayne, Mercia, Phillip, Tanya, Myra,
Audrey, Ricardo, Vivian, Dwayne, Faye, Corrina, Piana and

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic Suite" of Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Limited, 11-A East Coral Road, Freeport,
Grand Bahama on Friday from 10am to 6pm and at the church on
Saturday from 9am until service time.


of #21
held a.
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increase Way. South
Grand Bahama will be
ie Chapel of Restview
viortuary & Crematoriuml
#11-A Coral Road.
n Saturday. May 26th.
:m. Officiating \,ill hbe
Dixon. Cremation \wil


He will always be remembered by his loving and devoted mother,
Ghisleine Artiste; father, Herman Dixon Sr.; grandfather, Alfred
Dixon; brothers, Herman Dixon Jr., Larry, Johnny, Charles, Marvin
Elvis, Mario, Otis and Clifford Dixon" ",ters, Jennifer and Alexis
Dixon; uncles, Rev. Allen, Jacob, Geralo Sonny and Willie Dixon,
Patrick, Renald and Joe Athis; aunts, Teasil, Coakley Smith,
Deborah Dixon, Magarette, Mireille, Mona and Marie Danielle
Athis and cousins, Lester Smith and Samuel Smith, Tobert Coakley,
Theresa and Rosalee Bethel, Allen Dixon Jr., Tamika Andrews,
Fiona, Pedric, Keshelia and Takeshno Dixon, Fabiola Remfort,
Gregory Zeffery, Jimmy, Renaldine and Brihana Athis.

Viewing will be held in the "Halcyon Suite" of Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Limited, 11-A Coral Road, Freeport
from 10am to 6pm on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
12noon until service time.




of Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama, and formerly of St. Louis Du
Nord, Haiti, died at his re>:dencc on Saturday, May 19th. 2007.

Funeral arrangements xv ill be announced at a later date.

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: Bethel Brothers Morticians

,^,# Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


of Imperial Park. Sea Breeze Estates, will
be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road.
The Rt. Rev. Gilbert A. Thompson,
Venerable 1. Ranfurly Brown, Fr. Rodney
.r Burrows and Fr. Bernard Been will
officiate. Interment will be made in
i R Woodlawn Gardens. Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen
Rahming; children, Rosevelt, Diane, Earl
Augustus and Monique Rahming; grandchildren, Earvin. Javon. Cameron,
Earl Avery, Andre'and Ennis Rahming and Roniqua Wright; daughters-
in-law, Registered Nurse Clare Rahming and Carmel Rahming; brothers-
in-law, Ormond Poitier, Rudolph Burgzorg and Vernal Adderley; sisters-
in-law, Manette Fullwood, Emma Poitier, Lois Richardson, Joyce Burgzorg,
Astrid Brooks, Jane Adderley, Juanita Poitier and- Virginia Mortimer;
nieces and nephews, Coral Sawyer, Osbourne and Christine Sawyer,
Ramona Harris, Donna Paulding and Dr. Joseph Paulding, Daphne and
Douglas Taylor, Bradley Wilkinson, Tanya-Lee Deveaux. Greg Deveaux,
Chris and Paul Cooper, Emil, Edmond, Dr. Mortimer, Marva, Melody and
Margaret Moxey, Hope Radcliffe and Jerome Sawyer, Ricardo Knowles,
Tiffany Molly Sawyer, Joyanne and Daniel Ferguson, Cheryl and Daphne
Brooks, Michael and Sharon Poitier, Claudia Glinton and Charisse Brown,
Branford, Elise, Arthur, Gail, Haldene, Renee and Colin Chase, Anna-
Marie Smith. Vernelle Carey, Patricia Fountain, Sonia Roberts and Brian
Adderley, Flora Sawyer, Marie Smith, Eric Poitier, Alfred. Iris, Kathrine,
Anthony, Kenneth, Ralph, Selwyn Osmond and Steven Richardson.
Maxwell Poitier, Marcian, Lorna and Jared Mortimer, Carver. Freddy,
Trevor and Ian Burgzorg. Lena Dottin. Joan Fountain and Carol Morley,
Manette Cripps, Ida Turnquest, Wendy Albury and Spencer Poitier; other
relatives including, Bishop Gilbert Thompson and family, family of the
late Canon Dudley Strachan, Sir Arlington and Lady Sheila Butler,
Michelle Strachan-Minus and Marsha Deveaux; also the following and
their families, Rodney Brennen, Advilda Scavella, Anzlo Strachan, Lease
Strachan, Sylvia Roberts, Corrine Thompson, Rose Thompson, Vivian
and Ricardo Strachan, Jack Franks, Earnestine Douglas, Thomas Robinson,
family of the late Cylde Bethel, Errol Munroe, Gloria Strachan, Audley
and Zelma Dean, family of the late Ruth Culmer, Perry and Debbie Srachan,
Elsie Strachan, Gwen Moncur, Delores Wilson, Brenda Archer, the late
Leon "Doc" Rahming,Stanley Campbell and Lloyd Toppin; godchildren,
Clementia Butler, Kendal King and Cyann Corbell; special friends including
the following and their families, Mr. Frank Hanna, Mr. Lionel Mackey,
Rev. Garnet King, Mrs. Dorothy Albury, Mr. and Mrs. Roger-Ford, Mrs.
Klass, Archie Sands, Mr. Carlton McIntosh, Freeland and Harry Deveaux,
Reggie Taylor, Mrs. Carmeta Ramsey, Father John Taylor, New York,
Ms. Avina Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley McKenzie, Mr. Roland Richardson,
Ms Rosalie, Mr. Davy Rolle, Mr Nello Corbell Ms Paula Cunningham,
Mr. Rudy Stubbs, Mr. Rick Martin and The Sunlight Cottage, also James
V.Cox, Mr. Kenneth Tucker, Dr. Kevin Moss, Dr. Robert Gibson, the

nurses and staff of Male Medical I and II at PMH, Violet Ellis and family,
Lorraine Knowles, Mr. Terrance Dorsette, Mr. Clement Cartwright, Bradley
"Super" Young, Robert "Bobby" Wright, Lee Stenio Louis, Tony Merdelus,
The Rum Cay family, Mr. Warren Cooper of New York, Mr. Alfred Rolle
of Miami, Florida, The Run Cay family, staff of City Lumber Yard, staff
of Radisson Cable Beach especially the Engineering Department, staff of
Frank Hanna Cleaning Company, staffs of BTVI, ZNS, Airway Facility
Civil Aviation and the FirstCaribbean Bank and others too numerous to
mention: neighbours, the following including families, Mrs. Armeta
Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Symonette, Sammy Chisholm, the Storrs, Thurston,
Deveaux. Moree, Craig, Miller, Ms Butterfield, the Wring, Dorothy Albury,
Sean Wright, Reggie Taylor. Walter Hanchell, Mr. and Mrs. Barrington
Johnson, Kayla Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Morino and Raquel Hines;
pallbearers, Brian Adderey, Monty Roberts, Clement Cartwright, .Perry
Strachan and Trevor Burgzorg.

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


of Firefly Road. Stepledon Gardens, will
be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at The
Parish Church of The Most Holy Trinity,
: Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens. The
Venerable E. Etienne E. Bowleg, assisted
by The Rev'd, Fr. John Kabiga will
officiate. Interment will be made in The
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Wesley
Virgill III and Robert Leslie Smith II: two daughters-in-law, Renee Virgill
and Lucy Smith; seven grandchildren, Alexia, Charles and Jonathan
Brooke, Stephen, Robert II and Amber: siblings, Charles and Muriell,
Franklin and Marion, Harold and Cheryl, Madeline and Lille, Val, Debbie
(sister-in-law); two aunts, Jennie Wilson and Venus Heastie; one uncle,
Hickwood Heastie; 10 nieces and nephews; 16 grandnieces and nephews;
other relatives and friends including the grandchildren of James and Julia
McKinney; Gertrude, Coral, Bloneva, Lady Jacquelihe Fawkes;
grandchildren, of Bruce Bethel and Mary Warren, the families of the
following, the Virgills, Wilsons, Coopers, Heasties, Hannas, Tynes and
Smiths; Kathleen Dummett, Patrick and Jehu Edwards, Cynthia Rahming,
Judy Lewis, Audrey Tucker and Dora Walker, Sadie White, Robert Smith,
Joan Butler and The Holy Trinity family.

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

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


of Rawson Court, Cable
Beach and formerly of
Mars Bay, Andros will be
held Saturday 10:00 a.m.
at Zion South Beach
Baptist Church, Zion
Blvd. Bishop Wenith
Davis assisted by other
ministers of the Gospel will officiate. Interment
will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
J.F.K. Drive.
Cherished memory will live on in the hearts of
his loved ones, beloved wife, Vanria; sons,
Robert, Jermaine and Wellington "Brock" Jr.;
very dear mother and stepfather, Ann and Vernal
Lynes; sisters, Preola Rolle, Elaine Johnson,
Laurine Bastian, Betty Hinsey, Elizabeth
Turnquest, Genice Bastian and Melissa Lynes;
brothers, Wilfred and Daniel Bastian; aunts,
Marinetta Young, Isadora Johnson, Mary, Janette
and Dorothy Ferguson, Olive, Lea, UIean and
Thelma Ferguson; Uncles, Isaac, Jeffery and
Robert Ferguson; sisters-in-law, Andrea Bastian,
Deanne and Donna Christie, Venera Johnson,
Dorothy Taylor, Angelica and Darcia Christie;
brothers-in-law, Brenford and Wayde Christie,
Leon Johnson, Henry Hinsey, John N.I. Rolle
and Larry Turnquest; nieces, nephews, cousins,
relatives and friends too numerous to mention
but always loved.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel
Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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of #49 Nelson Road, Freeport and
formerly of Nassau, will be held on
Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
at The Pro Cathedral of Christ The
King, East Atlantic Drive and
Pioneers Way. Officiating will be
the Rev. Fr. Rudolph Cooper, Rev.
Canon Leopold Cox, Rev. F. Kingsley Knowles and Rev. Canon
Delano Archer. Interment will be made in St. Stephens Anglican
Church Cemetery, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.

Left to keep his memory alive are his parents, Livingstone Sr. and
Lena Smith; three sisters, Janice Brown, Michelle Butler and
Chanelle Smith and Karen Fernander; two brothers-in-law, Calvin
Brown and Nathan Butler; eight aunts, Audrey Barnett, Verdell
Lockhart, Rosemary Adderley, Donna Newbold, Linda and Beatrice
Ferguson, Rebecca and Vanria Smith; seven uncles, Howard
Newbold Sr., Berkley Smith, Laban Jr., Dan and Romeo Ferguson,
Anthony Lockhart, Christopher Adderley and Jacob Barnett; two
grand-aunts, Lenora Gibson and Lagloria Smith; three nieces,
Anique Adderley, Brittney Butler and Caitlin Brown; four nephews,
Alexander Broomfield, Jonathan Brown, Donavan Butler and
Cosmic Green, godchildren, Miasha Pintard, Berlicia Saunders,
Victoria Hanna, Dimaddio Smith and Kenya Johnson; and a host
of other relatives and friends including Kevin, Patrick and Shantel
Knowles, Andrew Thomas, Daniel Smith, Sophia Smith, Ingrid
Edwards, Lloyd Smith, Alphonzo Smith, Mrs. Laura Smith, Rev.
Bernard Rolle, Karin Rolle, Shenique Lockhart, Lloyd Rolle,
Khalil Lockhart, Prescott, Christian and Marissa Adderley, Dedrie
Taylor, Howard Jr., Donnelle and Derelle Newbold, Trevor Pratt,
Dashell Freeman, Loniece, Kendra and Keniece Ferguson, Samuel
Hepburn, Aaron Gibson, Glen Hanna, Jerry Lowe, Grace and
Carla Deal, Mitchell Johnson, Hubert Tate, Rueben Roberts,
Ayanna Archer, Ann Rolle, Akera Martin, Martin Pintard, Mr.
and Mrs. Sean Cumberbatch, Joseph Bridgewater, Dwayne King,
Nicole Walkin and family, Ethelyn Meadows and family, Leona
Davis, Ivan Deveaux J.P. and family, Millicent Rolle & family,
Godfrey Knowles and family, Fenrick and Malvese Henley, Senator
Pleasant Bridgewater and family, John Miller, Senator Frederick
McAlpine and church family, Fr. and Mrs. Rudolph Cooper and
members of St. Stephens Anglican Church,'Rev. Leopold Cox and

family, Bahamas Customs Administration and staff, the
administration, staff and Auxiliary staff of Bishop Michael Eldon
School and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral
Home and Crematorium, Queen's Highway, Freport on Friday
froml2:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Pro Cathedral
from 10:30 a.m. to service time.


of Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama, will be held on
Saturday, May 26, 2007, at 10:00
a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
Jones' Town, Eight Mile Rock.
Officiating will be Rev. Lindy
Russell and interment will be made
in The Harbour West Public
Cemetery, Eight Mile Rock.

Left with cherished memory are his father Tamal Dawkins; mother,
Donella Laing; one brother, Tamal Dawkins Jr., one sister, Tearra
Dawkins; two grandmothers, Yvette Been and Julize Lewis; two
grandfathers, Lawrence Dawkins and Donald Laing Jr.; one step
grandfather, Bruce Been; two great grandmothers, Laura McPhee
and Loretta Laing; four aunts, Julica Dawkins, Cindy, Lashawn
and Shanique Been; six uncles, Bruce, Adrian, Jamal and Shante
Been, Lawson and Rennick Dawkins and Eliazor Curry; 11
granduncles and six grandaunts; two godmothers, Maxine Rolle
and Lullamae Strachan and a host of other relatives including the
following and their families, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Bartlett
Hill School, Bahama Rock, Candid Security, Rev. Lindy Russell,
Calvin Martin, Ms. Jasmaine Hepburn, Church of God of Prophecy,
Mrs. Grant, Eight Mile Rock Urban Renewal, Ministry of
Education, Local Government, Social Services and special friends
Randy Russell and Natasha Hamm.

Relatives and friends who wish to sign the book of condolences
may do so at Yager Funeral Home and Crematorium, Queens
Highway, Freeport on Friday froml2:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at
the church from 9:00 a.m. to service time.

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of Hawthrone Road and formerly of
Abraham's Bay, Mayaguana, will be held
on Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Breath of Life
Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Marshall
Road, Nassau, Bahamas. Officiating will
be Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe, assisted by
Pastor Michael D. Toote and Elder Admiral
Forbers. Interment will follow in Old Train
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife,
Nurse Patricia ..Bain, children, Cleomie
Burrows, Gloria Pritchard, Ann Bain and
Gladstone Thurston; grandchildren, Denise,
Richard, Albertha, Leslie, Stanley, Patrick;
nieces, Ruth, Helen, Christina, Charity,

Terry, Sylvia, Verna, Nicola, Marie, Rhonda,
Patricia, Gaylene, Suenetta and Rev. Emily
Demeritte; nephews, Wilkin, Hubert,
Melvin, David, Franklin, Arnold, John,
Kirkland and Michael; sisters, Agnes
Bowleg and Dorothy Mortimer; sister-in-
law, Majorie Stone; brother-in-law,
Nehemiah Bowleg, other relatives and
friends including Pearl, Maltise, Hazel,
Francis, Mary, Margaret Charlton, Ida
Lightbourne, Sarah Rahming, Olga
Johnson, Linda Rolle, Sandra Mackey,
Costrite staff, the Balfour and Linda
Adderley families, The Fort Fincastle and
Oakes Field communities.

Special thanks to Dr. Robin Roberts,
Kimberly, Michelle, Nerrissa, Delrose
Anthony and Tyrone Willis.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Saturday from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday at
the church from 1:00 p.m. until service
time at the church.

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Mackey Street P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-341-6451 Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414


of Ajax Street off Farrington
Road and formerly of Smith's
Lane and Mangrove Cay,
Andros will be held on
o Saturday, May 26, 2007 at St.
Barnabas Anglican Church,
Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads
at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Fr. Samuel Sturrup assisted
by Fr. Shazzazbazzar
Turnquest and Fr. Roderick Bain. Interment will follow
in St. Barnabas Cemetery, Moore's Avenue.

Left to cherish fond memory are his two adopted daughters,
Roxy Minus-Rolle and Antoinette Sturrup-Hall; two
brothers-in-law, Calvin and Oswald Thompson; four sisters-
in-law, Carnetta, Rosalie, Myrtle and Barbara Minus;
fifteen nephews, Prince Albert Wright, James Pennerman,
Kermit "Ray" Minus, Allan Livingston Minus, Philip
Minus, Neville Glen Minus and Durant K. Minus Sr.,
Samuel Dawkins, Rev. Dr. Clement Saunders, Rev. Ivan
Rolle, Dr. Robin Roberts, Gordon Wong, Charles Collins,
Rueben Sears, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Allan
Gibson; twenty nieces, Beulah Bonimy, Isabelle Wright,
Melverna Wong J.P., Beverley Collins, Lerlean Sears,
ft Jennymae, Janice and Jean Minus, Delores Dawkins,
Ikenna Johnson, Ruthann Rolle, Deborah Saunders, Staff
Nurse Glendina Minus, Joycelyn Minus, Dr. Carolyn
S"Roberts, Inez Minus, Geraldine Marrett, Pearline
Thompson, Joanna Pennerman and Crystal Minus of Miami
Florida.; numerous grand nieces, nephews and a host of
other relatives and friends including, Betty Rolle, Ethel
i Cflii Claridge, Unamae Nairn, Adrianna Mackey, Sherry Sands,
Mrs. Darville, Tony Vega, the Dawkins family, the Sturrup
family, Althea Bain and family, St. Barnabas Church family
J"C4 5& o90 f N YI4,4 and the Smith's Lane family.
Y s 72,Z Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at
Evergreen Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00
a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.


Mackey Street P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-341-6451 Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414



of Golden Gates I will be held on
Saturday May 26, 2007 at New
Bethany Baptist Church, Key
-ri West Street, at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Reverend
Doctor Victor Cooper assisted by
other Ministers of the Gospel.
Interment will follow in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, John F.
Kennedy Drive.

Left to cherish fond memory are her parents, Benjamin and
Merletha Ferguson; four sisters, Joan Clarke, Yvonne Cooper,
Beverly Ferguson and Rose Morrison; three brothers, Godfrey,
Winston and Lloyd Nelson Ferguson; three sisters-in-law,
Janet, Althea and Sharon P. Ferguson; one brother-in-law,
Oswald Morrison; ten aunts, Vera, Irene, Edna and Tristina
Ferguson, Florence Lewis, Estella Cox, Naomi Munnings,
Elizabeth Adderley, Beulah McPhee, Barbara and Lorraine
Moss; two uncles, Labon Ferguson and Nehemiah Moss;
seven nieces, Sasha, Jasmine, Jade and Emerald Ferguson,
Charita Cooper, Raquel and Shakera Clarke; seven nephews,
Jerrette and Ryan Clarke, Ashley Williams, Adam Miller,
Rashad Ferguson, Chad Woodside and Tyler Morrison; four
grand nephews, Jahvaughn, Devonte and Darren Clarke and
Kevin Kellman; one grandniece, Alia Pitt; two godchildren,
Farrah Styles and Azaria Bethel; numerous cousins, relatives
and friends, including, Apostle Paul and Elder Maxine Butler,
The Bahamas Fellowship Center family, Rev. Franklyn and
Sister Katie Clarke, Dr. Adrian Rolle, The Golden Gates
Community, Antoine Hamilton, Tamara Johnson, William
and Yvette Styles, The Weech family, Portia Johnson and
family, Miriam Adderley, Mary Fernander, nurse Gayle Rolle,
Deidre Allen and a host of other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 10:00
a.m. until service time.


of Churchill Subdivision will be held on Saturday, May 26,
2007 at International Revival Christian Church, Montell
Heights at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Michael
Ferguson assisted by Pastor Derek Ferguson. Interment will
follow in the Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard

Left to cherish fond memory are her children, Christina,
Oleander and Anton Gibson, Darrel Johnson and Crystal
Dorsette; adopted son, Travis Dorsette six sisters, Elizabeth
Gray, Joan Henderson, Theresa Rolle, Jennifer Humes, Helen
and Vernita Gibson; three brothers, Samuel Williams, Thomas
and Gladstone Gibson; two sisters-in-law, Beverley Williams
and Nina Gibson; four brothers-in-law, Walter Gray, Robert
Henderson, Kevin Rolle and Emile Humes; three aunts,
Natalie Bodie, Pearl and Enna Johnson; twenty-four nieces,
Samantha Rahming, Renee Douglas, Crystal Gray, Sabrina
Young, Sonia Gibson, Phillipa Ingraham, Okeal Henderson,
Kendesha, Kendra, Kaylisia and K'Sharla Humes, Teashawna
Gibson, Presca Mitchell, Crystal Gibson, Maliah Gibson,
Denricka, Denisha, Dennisian and Deneka Gardiner, Quetell
Williams, Shantell Brown, Tina Eyma, Patrice and Tanaysha;
seventeen nephews, Alfred Miller, Jamaal and Jerome Gray,
Robert, Owen and Robin Henderson, Kendrick Humes,
Teashawn, Terrance, Christopher and Malik Gibson, Dennis
Gardiner, Stephen Fines, Samuel Williams, Jr., Valentino
Williams, Noel Brown and Tyreke; special friend, Ollie
Dorsette; and a host of other relatives and friends including,
Ema Forbes, Shermain, Jennifer Forbes, Prince and Omar
Bodie and the Staff of Kelly's Home Center.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 12:00
p.m. until service time.

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PG 22 Thursday, May 24, 2007


The Tribune

Spokane-area parishes raising

$10m for sex abuse victims

Associated Press Writer

SPOKANE, Washington (AP) In
Roman Catholic parishes around
Spokane these days, sermons on the
teachings of Jesus are mixed with
urgent pleas for money to pay people
who were sexually abused by clergy
decades ago.
Priests sometimes evoke the parable
of the good Samaritan who stopped
to help a man who had been beaten
and robbed when others looked the
other way as they wage a unique
campaign to overcome the financial
fallout from clergy sex abuse in the
bankrupt Spokane Diocese.
"I've been telling them the focus
here is on the children who were hurt
and doing what we can to bring them
some sort of compensation, some sort
of healing," said the Rev Edgar
Borchardt, pastor of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in the college and
farm town of Pullman, about 80 miles
south of Spokane.
A Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorgani-
sation plan approved last month com-
mits the diocese to pay $48 million -
including $10 million from 82 parishes
- to settle as many as 177 old claims
of sexual abuse.
That $10 million is roughly what the
diocese's 95,000 parishioners normally
put in the collection plate in a year.
Home to Bishop William Skylstad,
president of the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops the
diocese is the smallest and poorest of
five nationwide that have sought bank-
ruptcy protection against clergy sex
abuse lawsuits.
The others are San Diego;
Davenport, Iowa; Portland, Ore.; and
Tucson, Ariz. Tucson has emerged
from bankruptcy protection, while
Portland's reorganisation plan also has
been approved.
Skylstad is himself raising an addi-
tional $6 million toward the bankrupt-
cy settlement, and Catholic agencies,
such as cemeteries, children's' homes
and charities, are being asked to con-
tribute another $6.5 million.
Over the next few weeks, parish
priests will try to sell the settlement to
the people in the pews, said Bob
Hailey, a Spokane lawyer who is an
executive on a grass-roots capital cam-
paign to help parishes raise their share.
How that pitch is made is up to indi-
vidual priests in each parish, Hailey
Borchardt's church began its cam-
paign in February, ahead of other

M BISHOP William Skylstad (center), of the Spokane Catholic Diocese, attor-
ney Shaun Cross (left) the Rev Steve Dublinski (behind Skylstad), and Eric
Meisfjord (right), a diocese spokesman, are on their way to federal court to
testify in the Catholic bankruptcy case that settled a number of sex abuse
claims against the church, April 24, 2007, in Spokane, Wash.
(AP Photo: Dan Pelle)

parishes. The congregation's 350 fami-
lies already have raised in cash and
pledges about 80 per cent of the
$250,000 assessment the parish is
expected to contribute, he said.
Some parishioners are angry at
Skylstad for taking the diocese into
bankruptcy, while others balk at pay-
ing bankruptcy lawyer fees. Still others
question why they should pay for
priests who molested children decades
ago in other parishes, Borchardt said.
"The good Samaritan was not at all
responsible for the problem, but he
was the one who took care of the prob-
lem," Borchardt said. "We try to keep
the focus on the healing of those who
survived the abuse and healing of the
people in the pews. This has been fair-
ly traumatic for people in the pews,
The Rev Mike Savelesky, co-chair-
man of the Association of Parishes, a
group- of pastors and laity formed to
protect the assets of individual parish-
es, told his parishioners their church's
future may rest on the success of the
Savelesky is pastor of Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin, a large church
and one of four Spokane-area parishes
being used as collateral to secure loans
for the diocese.
It is also the former home of ex-
priest Patrick O'Donnell, who admit-
ted to molesting dozens of young boys.
Skylstad shared a parish residence in
the early 1970s with O'Donnell.
Victims groups accused Skylstad of
covering up knowledge of O'Donell's
Savelesky and his fellow priests must
persuade their parishioners that the
settlement amounts they must raise

are not punitive, but are the right thing
to do for people who were abused as
"No one is punishing us or blaming
us for something we did not do, but the
love of Christ bids us reach out in com-
passion and healing love to those who
have been abused," Savelesky wrote
his parishioners. "Although money
does not heal, in our nation's legal sys-
tem, victims of abuse have a right to
just compensation."
During the bankruptcy claims peri-
od, a woman accused Skylstad of sexu-
ally abusing her when she was a stu-
dent in the early 1960s. The bishop vig-
orously denied the woman's claim, say-
ing he has never broken his vow of
A private investigator hired by
Skylstad's lawyer found no proof to
back the woman's claim, the bishop
Because the names and amounts
being paid to victims are sealed by
court order, it is not known if the
woman is among those receiving set-
If $47 million of the $48 million is
not turned over to a bankruptcy
trustee by December 31, parishes will
be required to take out loans to make
up the shortfall.
"What I'm hoping is, people realize
this is not a campaign we can afford to
fail," Hailey said. "We will rely on all
parishioners to share a part of the bur-
Skylstad has sent his own letter in
support, but the diocese won't be
directly involved in the fundraising,
Hailey said.
The reorganisation plan calls for
Skylstad and the diocese to raise near-

ly $18 million in addition to the parish-
es' contributions. Insurance settle-
ments will contribute about $20 mil-
Paul McNabb has been a member of
St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
in northwest Spokane since 1960. He
plans to contribute to the campaign. "I
see it as a compassionate way of help-
ing out, of justly compensating the vic-
tims of abuse and also helping the dio-
cese to continue with its operations,"
McNabb said.
Not everyone feels that way.
During the bankruptcy confirmation
hearing April 24, -Leo Driscoll, a
retired Spokane lawyer who attends
Sacred Heart Church in South
Spokane, opposed confidentiality
wording in the settlement he said
won't allow parishioners to audit
claims that could be false, or to learn
more about priests who may have
molested children.
Skylstad last month rejected a call to
resign by four prominent Catholics
who vowed they would not contribute
"one dime" because the settlement
was not subject to a vote of parish-
The reorganisation plan confirmed
last month by United States
Bankruptcy Judge Patricia Williams
will pay victims from $15,000 to $1.5
million each, depending on the severi-
ty of the molestation or rape. A former
US attorney will hear claims and
decide how much each person
The Spokane Diocese, which serves
Catholics in 13 Eastern Washington
counties, filed for Chapter 11 bank-
ruptcy protection in December 2004.
The sex abuse cases nationwide have
cost the Catholic Church about $1.5
billion since 1950, according to figures
compiled from studies by the US
Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Effects of the settlement already are
being felt in Spokane.
Skylstad lives in a rented apartment
after his home was sold to raise money.
The diocesan business office was sold
last year and is being leased back to
the diocese.
The May 3 issue of The Inland
Register, the diocesan newspaper, con-
tains six lengthy stories over several
pages explaining the bankruptcy set-
tlement, including one in Spanish.
It also contains an obituary notice
for the Rev James O'Malley, who died
in his native Ireland in April.
O'Malley, 87, served in seven Spokane
diocese parishes before being accused
of molesting children.


The Tribune


Thursday, May 24, 2007 PG 23


Agatha Hunt

Sitting atop a hill not far from the city of Nassau, Saint Martin Monastery is home for an independent Benedictine community
of religious women serving the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau in the Bahamas. Their foundation in 1937 was to pursue
sanctification of community members and engage in apostolic work for the spiritual and temporal welfare of the underprivileged.
Today their ministries involves : education. Administration, pastoral ministry, healthcare services, care of the elderly, mentoring and
spiritual guidance. For many years the Benedictine Sisters have impacted the lives of many generations through their involvement
in the Church and the wider community. Beginning in the month of February the Monastery will be doing a series of articles on
each of its members. Each month you will meet a different sister. For this month meet Sister Agatha Hunt.

Sister Agatha Hunt (formerly known as
Winifred Barbara) was born on September
2, 1933 in United Estates, then the largest
settlement on the historic island of San
My parents, Edmund and Geneva Hunt, now'
deceased were blessed with seven children four
boys and three girls.
As I reflect on my family life and experiences, I
regard it as being closely knit, well disciplined,
Catholic Christian and routinely well ordered.
There were limits and boundaries in my family that
had to be carefully observed and there were conse-
quences for infractions and positive responses from
our parents for good behaviour at home and in the
community. We were taught to obey, love and
respect, our parents, and love and care for our sib-
lings and for members of the extended family.
United Estates, the name of the settlement on
which I was born, does imply that the people of the
community have close relational ties. Therefore,
very early I learned how to relate to all adults and
to other children in the settlement.
My early religious experience of God and religion
came from my parents who were converts to the
Roman Catholic Faith. I regard my parents and
family as committed, dedicated and deeply devoted
to serving God and the church. My father was a
leader in the community and the first catechist of
Holy Cross Catholic Church. Our home was some-
how connected to the church. Actually, it was sepa-
rated by a few hundred yards only which extended
up a rather steep hill. Daily prayers, Sunday obser-
vance, Holy Days, Advent and Lenten practices and
special May devotions to the Mother of God were
strictly observed in our family.
My father was regarded as "Father Hunt", the
"Black Father" in the community and on San Sal.
At that time all of the priests who served on San Sal
were white missionaries from the United States.
Work ethics were carefully taught, chores were
assigned for the boys and for the girls in our family.
For example the boys cared for the horses and
-goats, learned how to fish and clean the fish when
my father made a successful catch on weekends and
cared for the yard. The girls washed the dishes,
learned how to prepare the meals, bake, clean the
house, wash and iron the family clothes etc. Water
and wood for the fire had to be carried by both
boys and girls. As children we played games togeth-
er and with other children. Of course most of the
games were played in our spacious and well kept
Teenage activities were permitted, but carefully
selected and scrutinized by my parents. Permission

to visit family and
friends had to be
sanctioned. A
great deal of our
fun time was spent
around the fresh
water well for the
community and in _
collecting wood for
the fire to prepare .
the meals for the
family. We were
not allowed to
attend birthday
parties or dances
during Advent or
Lent. It was under-
stood that all the
children in our
family were present
for church related
activities; serious
illness was the only SISTER AGATHA HUNT
My early childhood education began at age six at
the United Estates All Age School, which was built
at the edge of the settlement to serve the education-
al needs of two settlements on the island. At age
fourteen I completed the eighth grade and
remained in school to study for the School Leaving
Certificate Exam and for the GCE. It was during
this time I was given the position as a monitress in
the school. I taught the middle grades for four years
and continued my studies for the external exams.
During my early and late teens I was introduced
to religious life for women by my father and the
parish priest. In fact, it was my father who chose me
as the one whom he felt would dedicate her life to
serve God and the Church.
My first experience of coloured nuns was at the
time of my confirmation, when three Sisters of
Charity and three Sisters of Saint Martin Convent
accompanied Bishop Stephen Donahue on a flight
to San Sal to administer the Sacrament of
Confirmation. From the time of my Confirmation
and the years that preceded my entrance, I literally
struggled with the call to give myself completely to
serve God.
Finally, at 18, I decided to seek entrance in Saint
Martin Convent and on September 16, 1952 I1
entered the Convent. Coming from a well struc-
tured religious family I was able to make comfort-
able adjustments to the even more structured initial
formation programme at Saint Martin Convent. The
two and a half years of my formation, with seven
other young women were happy years for me.
In 1955, I made my first vows of obedience,
poverty and chastity, and in 1960 I made my final
commitment to serve God and the Church in the

Bahamas. It was during the second half of my for-
mation that I completed my formal secondary
school education at Xavier's College and joined the
teaching staff of the Catholic School System. I
taught in most of the elementary schools in New
Providence and then moved on to become principal
and teacher in Bimini and Grand Bahama. At that
time advancement in the teaching profession
required teaching the full academic year and travel
to Minnesota for summer courses and study at the
College of Saint Benedict (CSB).
Following repeated yearly summer classes at the
CSB, I was granted a leave of absence for two years
to complete a BA degree at the College of Saint
Benedict and Saint John's University. My teaching
at the secondary level began at Grand Bahama
Catholic High School in 1970. In 1971 I became the
first Bahamian principal of the school, where I
served for five years and was again able to study at
Barry College in Florida during the summer, to
obtain a MA degree.
In 1976/1977 I completed a masters degree in
Secondary School Administration and Supervision
at that institution and returned to the Bahamas. In
1977 I joined the teaching staff of Aquinas College
where I served as vice principal and taught religion
for five years.
During these years I also served as director of the
initial formation programme for new members of
Saint Martin Monastery. In 1982 I was elected as
regional superior of the Benedictine Sisters of Saint
Martin Monastery where I served for four years.
In 1986 I joined the staff of Saint Augustine
College and served as assistant principal until my
retirement in 1999. My final involvement in educa-
tion and church ministry was at the Nazareth
Centre, a home for abandoned and neglected chil-
dren. I served as administrator of the Center for six
At present I assist with all the affairs of the
Monastery making certain that the daily horarium
of prayer, work and time of leisure are not inter-
rupted. Since 2004 I became the director of the
newly formed Oblate programme of the
Benedictine Sisters of Saint Martin Monastery.
Oblates are persons who commit themselves to
serve God in their present call and to follow the
Rule of Saint Benedict. They also pledge to assist
the Monastic Community in their daily prayers and
It is with profound humility that I give thanks to
God for sustaining my life's journey with its joys
and sorrows. I am indeed grateful to my parents,
relatives, monastic family and friends and to the
people of the Bahamas whom I served for over 50
years. Like St Paul, let us continue to press forward
toward the finish line to attain the goal of our heav-
enly reward of peace and happiness with all the
saints forever.


S- ,._ ,.. ,_, __h .i:: t:^^ *- *

PG 24 Thursday, May 24, 2007

Is any among you afflicted and sick?


James 5:13: "Is any among
you afflicted? Let him pray. Is
any merry? Let him sing
: 14. Is any sick among
you? Let him call for the eld-
ers of the church; and let them
pray over him, anointing him
with oil in the name of the
: 15. And the prayer of
faith shall save the sick, and
the Lord shall raise him up;
and if he have committed sins,
they shall be forgiven him.

Afflicted- In the Greek it is
the word (kakopatheo, kak-
op-ath-eh'-o); which means
to undergo hardship (hard-
ness), suffer trouble.

I f there is one set of
people who can identi-
fy with the word
afflicted or affliction
that would be the victims of
the Sea Hauler tragedy and
the people of Freeport,
Grand Bahama.


Grand Bahamians have
been severely afflicted by the
last three hurricanes that
came this way, and the major-
ity of them have not fully

recuperated. To add insult to
injury, the affliction contin-
ued with massive job losses
from the closure of the Royal
Oasis and other business
establishments which have
left the people in a state of
There has been much said
about the economic boom
that's been made available
throughout the Bahamas. The
question is; who are the
recipients of this economic,
financial boom? Obviously
it's not the grassroots; it's not
the hard working men and
women from over the hill,
from Bain Town, etc, that are
being afflicted day by day,
year after year, while the elite
money hawks of this country,
both political and religious,
devour every shred of finan-
cial opportunities that can
better the small man.
In the midst of all this con-
fusion and hardship lies the
divided, powerless church
which has only a form of god-
liness. As the church does its
religious routine the people
have learned to accept the
way things are as they come
together on their days of wor-
ship to be motivated and hear
a good sermon preached by
their religious leaders. The
sick and afflicted are yet suf-
fers within and outside the
churches, whiles the bishops,


apostles, pastors and politi-
cians are living as kings and
not caring for God's people.


Everything rises and falls
upon leadership, therefore
there is a great level of judg-
ment that all of these twisted
leaders would face as a result
of their failure to truly love
and care for God's people.
Whatever the sickness
maybe, the sick persons
should be able to call for the
elders (mature) of the church,
who shall come and pray for
and anoint them with oil in

the name of the Lord.
These elders should be liv-
ing such an uncompromised
Godly life in that their prayer
of faith shall bring about the
healing of the sick, even if
he/she has sinned. The mani-
fested presence of God is not
being seen throughout our
land as God would have it
because of the lack of faith
and hypocritical lifestyle of
most of our leaders. It's time
to stop playing church and
become the church that
would bring glory and honour
to our heavenly Father.
It's the effectual fervent
prayer of the righteous that
will bring about a Godly
change in this country.
Since my wife and I
returned home to the
Bahamas to undertake the
work that God has called us
too, I'm baffled at the condi-
tion and the state of the
church. With the amount of
churches we've got through-
out the Bahamas, the
Bahamian people should be
some of the most empowered
people there are today. But to
the contrary, it's because
they're holding so tightly to
their religion, tradition and
culture that they have made
the word and power of God
ineffective in their lives and
Don't forget that it's cul-

ture that has the nation of
Haiti in bondage today; it is
culture that has Africa in the
state and condition that it's in
today. Here in the Bahamas,
both Government, and espe-
cially the church, leaders
have been bamboozled and
deceived by the enemy into
upholding and promoting cul-

There is much, much more
to be said on this and many
other matters that would
empower you to be and do all
that God has ordained for
you, but that's all for now. If
you want to talk about this or
any other matter please feel
free to contact me.

Stay in the FOG (Favor of

Join Pastor Brendalee
and I along with the family of
Kingdom Minded Fellowship
Center Int'l, every Sunday
Morning @ 10:30am and
Thursday Nights @ 7:30pm at
the Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Auditorium
where we would share more
of this powerful teaching with
you. For question or com-
ments contact us at e-mail:pas-
tormallen@yahoo.com or by
ph #. 351-7368 or 441-2021.

Church conunittee

inspects Eastern M:'

Parade for fair

MEMBERS of the St Matthew's 205th anniversary *.
committee did a site inspection of the Eastern Parade .,.,
as they gear up to host the Great Fair Saturday, June

Kim Outten-Stubbs (far left wearing cap), chairper-..
son for the 205th Anniversary (, made the appeal to
the wider Bahamas to join in the celebration as St
Matthew's move into celebration mode for 205 years .
of Christian witness in the Bahamas. .'
The Great Fair promises to be a spectacular event '
as it would bring together bands, community choirs,
and a pet and Antique Car Show.
Junkanoo groups are also preparing to descend
onto the Eastern Parade, where they will compete for
a grand prize of the best banner depicting the church,
along with the great civic and religious leaders that
were birthed from the parish. .

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Thursday, May 24, 2007 PG 25

Learning from the Holy Spirit


One of the articles,
: Sharing
Magazine, A
Journal of
Christian Healing (January
2003), written by Karen
Belinne, contains this defini-
tion of discernment:
"Christian discernment is the
supernatural ability to see,
recognize or understand
something which is not clear,
to distinguish between truth
and error, to discern spirits,
and to identify deception in
character and relationships."
It is one of the gifts of the
Holy Spirit and is intended to

be used to build up the Body
of Christ and not for self-
A persistent prayer life
enables every one of us to
develop the mind of Christ, to
some degree. There is educa-
tion by enlightenment, infor-
mation via illumination, right-
thinking from revelation
which in turn fosters reconcil-
iation, restoration and trans-
What if every high school
and college student had to
produce a transcript of trans-
formation in order to gradu-
ate? We cannot legislate spiri-
tuality but we can advocate
change. What if we encour-
aged each other to be more


attentive and responsive to
the movement of the Holy
Spirit by meeting in small
groups to contemplate their
spiritual journeys through
prayer, reflection, and shar-
What a blessing this would
be if families could do this
together, or youth groups,
school groups, colleagues at
work, neighbours on a street,
men's and women's groups,
couples or singles, or any ran-
dom group that wishes to
Our God desires to bless us
with more wisdom, insight,
knowledge and understand-
ing. Are we ready and
desirous to learn all we can

while we can? Take time
today to pause for a moment
of silence and reflect on your
spiritual journey.
With whom would you be
willing to share your
thoughts? Is there a group
already in place or can you
arrange for such a group to
meet in a place suitable for
such an activity?
There are books for group
study, tapes to review and the
benefit of being together no
matter how few. Why not
make room in your current
schedule for the Holy Spirit to
mentor you? What else could
there be more important than
God's desire to converse with

Presbyterian court says ban on gay clergy

applies to gay candidates for ministry

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) The ban in the
Presbyterian Church (USA) on ordaining gays who
aren't celibate also extends to candidates for min-
istry, the denomination's high court said.
The Permanent Judicial Commission took up the
issue in the case of a lesbian who was allowed to
become a candidate for ministry in the Mission
Presbytery in Texas even though she said she was in
a same-sex relationship.
The moderator of the Texas governing body had
said at the time that the requirement of chastity for
unmarried clergy did not apply to those entering the
candidacy process.
The presbytery then voted to support the woman's
candidacy moving her closer to ordination.
The following year, she withdrew her name from
the roll of candidates. But the Judicial Commission
said in a May 7 statement that it was still concerned
that leaders of the Mission Presbytery had misread
the denomination's governing Book of Order and
therefore "misled" those who voted on the woman's
Like many Protestant groups, the Presbyterian
Church has been debating for years how it should
interpret Scripture on gay relationships and other
issues. Congregants who support full inclusion of
gays and lesbians in the church have tried repeated-
ly and unsuccessfully to challenge the ban.

Famed Harlem church in New
York celebrates 200 years

NEW YORK (AP) When the Abyssinian
Baptist Church was founded. Thomas Jefferson was
president. Abraham Lincoln was not born yet.
African-Americans were still enslaved, and would he
for decades more.

A group of Ethiopian sea traders in lower-
Manhattan refused to participate in segregated
church services and formed their own congregation,
naming it for their homeland and taking many free
blacks from other churches with them.
Two hundred years later, the church is going back
to its roots.
Come September, the Rev Calvin 0 Butts III will
lead a pilgrimage of about 200 church members and
dignitaries on a pilgrimage to Ethiopia to mark the
church's bicentennial.


The trip, he says, will highlight an observance that
begins this month and ends in November 2008, the
actual 200th anniversary of the church's origin.
"It was the first 'megachurch' of 2,000 members in
the country," Butts said. "We want to celebrate what
that experience means, we want to talk about com-
munity development, spiritual renewal, and of
course the history of Abyssinian Baptist as the pri-
mary and premier religious institution in Harlem."
Presidents John F Kennedy and Lyndon B
Johnson visited the church, as did Jimmy Carter as a
candidate. The Rev Martin Luther King Jr also made
one appearance there in the late 1950s or early 1960s,
Butts said. The Rev Adam Clayton Powell, pastor at
the time, "was known then as 'Mr Civil Rights,' but
he acknowledged Dr King," he said.
Today, the congregation is about 4,000, the largest
black congregation in New York state.

Embattled Jerusalem Patriarch says he
is still supported by Jordan's King

ATHENS, Greec, ( A P

Greek Orthodox

Patriarch Theofilos III of Jerusalem said Monday
that he was counting on support from Jordan's King
Abdullah II to help resolve a crisis over the handling
of church property.
Jordan's Cabinet decided May 12 to "withdraw its
recognition" of Theofilos "for failing to fulfill the
obligations he promised to the Jordanian govern-
ment," saying he failed to act on a pledge to annul an
unsanctioned church property sale to Israel.
The patriarch of Jerusalem requires recognition
from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
The Greek Orthodox Church abides by a 1958
Jordanian law banning the sale of any church prop-
erty in Jerusalem, which Jordan ruled along with the
West Bank until Israel seized the territories during
the 1967 Middle East War.
Theofilos, enthroned in late 2005, replaced
Patriarch Irineos I following claims he was involved
in the unsanctioned sale of church property in
Jerusalem to an Israeli company.
Irineos was demoted to the rank of monk after a
rare meeting of world Orthodox leaders on the issue
that year in Istanbul, Turkey.
In an interview with Greek private and state-run
television channels, Theofilos said he had not been
given enough time to resolve the property dispute.
"I have said repeatedly that the patriarchate must
be regarded as a purely religious institution ... And I
have said repeatedly that I am not a businessman,"
the Greek-born patriarch said. "In Jordan, our rela-
tions with the king are excellent."
Greece has expressed strong backing for Theofilos
and described Jordan's decision as "'hasty."
In Brussels, Foreign Minister Dora Bakovannis
met counterparts Abdul-llah al-Khatih of Jordan
and Palestinian Ziad Abu Amr to discuss the issue.
the Greek Foreign Ministry said.

. I

PG 26 Thursday, May 24, 2007


The .Tribune


^f Text: John Chapter 4:1-42: especially Verse 28:
/1"- "The woman then left her waterpot, went her
way into the city, and said to the men, Come,
see a Man who told me all things that I ever did.
Could this be the Christ?"

Let us focus on the text at verse 28, and discover
Pastor Ben Bailey three wonderful things that occurred there: First,
The Prophetic Voice The text states, "The Woman Left her waterpot."
0. Box N-9518 c In the secular world, there is an expression called,
su. BOX N-a "Bait and Hook." The waterpot was the woman's
Nassau, Bahamas bait; it gave her reason to be at the well, at a time
when, a woman ought not to be at the well. Careful
examination of the text reveals that though she went
to the well with her waterpot; it could only be considered bait, because
she needed something else to use with the waterpot to draw water. She
needed a rope to let the waterpot down into the water, and then retrieve
the waterpot filled with water.

Nothing in the text indicates the woman had a rope. The lack of a rope
gave the woman an excuse to approach a man at the well (single or married)
who in fact had a rope, and to start a flirtatious conversation. The waterpot
was indeed bait for the woman to catch men as fish. According to the Lord
Jesus, this woman was an expert fisher of men, for she had caught five
husbands, and the man she was with presently was not her husband.

Then, the text shifts to Jesus sitting at the well, evening is approaching:
The woman approaches and she is about to receive lessons on how to
catch men for the Kingdom of God. Before the woman can speak, Jesus
said to her, "Give Me a drink." The woman is incredulous, because she has
been caught off guard; but she is an experienced fisher, and takes to the
challenge with this response, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink
from me, a Samaritan woman? Jews have no dealings with Samaritans."
Jesus asks her for a drink of water, and she responds to Him, "Sir, You
have nothing to draw with (no rope), and the well is deep." (Remember,
this woman comes to the well frequently, without a rope. Our research
discovered that this particular well was in fact more than 100 feet deep,
that is more than one and a half times taller than the Paradise Island Bridge.)

Jesus accepts her challenge and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water
will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will
never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain
of water springing up into everlasting life." The woman is in hot pursuit, she
sees the opening she needed, to obtain what she came to the well for; she
moves in quickly to close the transaction, "Sir, give me this water, that I
may not thirst, nor come here to draw." She took His Bait, and now, Jesus
the Greatest Fisherman that ever lived, sets the Hook, "Go, call your
husband, and come here." The woman realizes she is caught, but she is
a real fighter, is determined not to be taken easily, and answered, "I have
no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband,'
for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not
your husband; in that you spoke truly."
The woman resigns, and said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet."
After further discussion, she concludes, "I know that Messiah is coming."
Again, "When He comes; He will tell us all things." Jesus closes the
Transaction of Salvation, with this Revelation, "I Am He."

Finally, the text said the woman then left her waterpot, went her way into
the city, and testified to the men, "Come, see a Man who told me all
things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" Then they went out of
the city and came to Him. Remember, the text said the woman then left her
waterpot; another translation of the text states, "The woman dropped
her waterpot" What does the waterpot represent? The answer, It represented
her past, her conversation piece to start a discussion enabling her to seduce
men into her bed. Notice carefully, when she has had her way with these
men, they were discarded. The text said, she had five husbands, and the
person who was presently with her, was not her husband.

We sometimes transgress like this woman, "What is your waterpot?" We
admonish you to drop it, never look back on your past transgressions, and
Do the Work of God!

Christians to

celebrate feast

of Pentecost

On Sunday we celebrate
the feast of Pentecost.
The word Pentecost
means the number 50.
This feast commemorates the coming
of the Holy Spirit upon our Blessed
Lady and the apostles 50 days after
the Resurrection of Jesus.
Pentecost is the conclusion of the
Easter season and the birthday of
God's holy church. Jesus said in
today's gospel, He, the Holy Spirit,
"will teach you everything and
remind you of all that I told you."
The Holy Spirit guided the infant
Church 2000 years ago. He does the
same today, even though Pentecost
happened two thousand years ago!
The Holy Spirit is God and He is
eternal. He will take the truth Jesus
taught and reveal it to us.
We should be aware that the Holy
Spirit is the spirit of truth and will
never disagree with what Jesus
taught. The Holy Spirit keeps the
Church in truth throughout the ages.
In today's gospel, Jesus told us, "If
you love me, you will keep my com-
mandments. And I will ask the
Father, and he will give you another
Advocate to be with you always."
That Advocate is the Holy Spirit.
In speaking of the Holy Spirit,
Jesus says, (John 16: 13-15) "When he
comes, the spirit of truth, he will
guide you to all truth. He will not
speak on his own but he will speak
what he hears. He will glorify me
because he will take from what is
mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is
mine; for this reason I told you that
He will take from what is mine and
declare it to you." Jesus who is the
truth, is with us through the Holy
Spirit. Romans 8:14, "For those who
are led by the Spirit of God are chil-
dren of God".
Here is something astonishing:
although Pentecost happened 2,000
years ago, when we were baptized,
the Holy Spirit came to us and made
us his temple. St Paul tells us in I
Corinthians 3:16 "Do you not know
that you are the temple of God, and
that the Spirit of God dwlclls in you?
If anyone destroys God's temnle. God
will destroy that person: lor the tem-
ple of God, which you are. is holy."

After Jesus ascended into heaven
he still lives on in his apostles through
the power of the Holy Spirit. The
apostles did great work in spreading
the holy Catholic faith over great dis-
tances. By the power of the Holy
Spirit, the Apostles worked great mir-
acles and the infant Church grew
Jesus told us that, "I am with you
always until the end of the world."
Jesus, who is the truth, is with us
through the power of the Holy Spirit
and He cannot disagree with himself."
Now it is our sacred task to carry
on the work of the Holy Spirit in
God's holy Church. The second read-
ing said, "to each individual the mani-
festation of the Spirit is given for
some benefit. There are different
kinds of spiritual gifts but the same
Spirit; there are different forms of
service but the same Lord." It is our
task to carry on the work of the Holy
Spirit in today's world. The Holy
Spirit is encouraging us to do good
works for the glory of God and for
the life of the Church.
This means that our God given tal-
ents are to be used for the building up
of the body of Christ, the Church.
God does not give us gifts just for
ourselves. Each person is given a dif-
ferent set of gifts to develop as we
grow up. We must discover what our
abilities are and use them for the
glory of God and for our own happi-
ness. "To each individual the manifes-
tation of the Spirit is given for some
To learn what our talents are we
must ask ourselves, "What is it that
we do well?" Is it rearing children,
working with people, the elderly, the
poor or with the homeless? Are we
good at teaching or do we like to
work with our hands?
Each of us can do something worth
while for the building up of God's
holy Church on earth.
Today, we humbly beg the Holy
Spirit to help us fulfill the tasks that
God gives each of us to accomplish.
So as we celebrate this holiday week-
end let's remember it is because of
"white Sunday" that we have a "whit
Monday" Let us all pray this old
prayer of the Church:
"Come Holy Spirit. fill the hearts
01 your faithful and rekindle in them
the fire of your love."


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Read Psalm 47
"God reigns over
the nations; God sits
upon his holy
throne." V8

of Jesus
into heav-
en is known as his 0 ROACH
Coronation. He sits
on the right hand of
God and reigns forever and ever.
"Our God reigns."
He is King. Jesus, born in the line
of David, was destined to become
king over the whole earth. (Matthew
1:1). At his trial before Pilate when
asked if he was a king; Jesus told him
that his kingdom was not of this
world. The kingdom of heaven,
rather than being a place, is a realm
in which God is in control. "God
reigns over the nations, God sits
upon his holy throne."
"The Lord most high is to be
Our God is an awesome God in all
that he is, says and does. We are to
demonstrate our reverence by living
God's truth. We are to acknowledge
his holiness and stand in awe. We are
not to be afraid of what others may
do to us, if our hearts remain in awe
of God's words. "My heart stands in
awe of him." (Psalm 119:161b).
The awesomeness of God or the
fear of God ought not to drive us
from him. Because he is King he has
chosen to love us and invites us to
share the most intimate relationship
with him. The tender love of God is
seen in Jesus who reigns with him
"God has gone up with a shout."
Our God is a triumphant God.

God's glory fills the heaven. But he
comes down to earth on behalf of his
people. St Paul describes how God
came down to earth, applying it to
the Ascension of Christ. "When it
says, 'he ascended', what does it
mean but that he had also descended
into the lower parts of the earth? He
who descended is the same who
ascended far above the heavens, so
that he might fill all things."
(Ephesians 4, 9 & 10).
The crucifixion of Jesus seems a
failure, defeat and tragedy to many.
God views the sacrifice of Jesus on
the cross as triumph, it was a victory
over the world and the devil so that
all men might be saved. "He dis-
armed the rulers and authorities and
made a public example of them, tri-
umphing over them in it."
(Colossians 2:15). He then ascended
into heaven, where he sits at the right
hand of God.
"For God is king of all the earth."

Our God is king of kings. God is
not an absentee king. Jesus' ascen-
sion into heaven indicates that God
has given him the authority to rule;
this is the method God has chosen to
act and through which his control will
be expressed. "No one can see the
kingdom of God unless he is born
again" and no one can enter the king-
dom of God unless he is born of
water and the Spirit."
Being born again presents some
difficulties to some Christians. Being
born again is the key to entrance into
the kingdom, where Jesus reigns,
where he is the king of the earth.
When a person is born again Jesus
enters his or her life and takes up per-
manent residence, there is a new rela-
tionship. Jesus' ascension into heaven
makes possible a new kind of life for
Everyday is Ascension Day.

Prayer: Lord we praise you.
Promise: "Sing praises to God;
sing praises."

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DATE: May 30th- June 2nd, 2007

VENUE: Christ Community Club & Paradise Island Harbour Club

COST (per couple):
Individual Rates available

Registration &
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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

...If you look at it,

we are

serving the same God'

Dr Reginald Eldon calls for 'greater interaction' between

denominations in light of spiritual growth conference

General secretary of
the Bahamas
Conference of the
Methodist Church Dr
Reginald Eldon yes-
terday called on the religious com-
munity in the Bahamas to tear down
the barriers that exist between
denominations barriers that effec-
tively separate individuals within the
body of Christ, and in some cases
impede the growth of the Church.
"I would like to see greater inter-
action between denominations
because if you look at it, we are
serving the same God, heading in
the same direction, and we are going
to the same place (heaven)," he said.
"There are no denominations in
heaven. The problem is that down
here, we try to compartmentalize
Making a move in the right direc-
tion, Dr Eldon noted, president of
the Methodist Conference Kenris
Carey already shares close relation-
ships with many leaders in other
denominations, many of whom will
bring greetings during the nightly
sessions of the 2007 spiritual growth
conference currently being held.
He said further that while this con-
ference will attract many Methodists
and persons who attend their sister
AME churches, persons from other

denominations are welcome. In fact,
the Methodist Conference is excited
about building relationships with
persons in other denominations.
The conference, held under the
theme, "Practicing Excellence",
began yesterday with an afternoon
communion service and a 7:30pm
worship service where Rev Dr Dan
Johnson (doctorate in theology),
senior minister at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Florida, one of
the largest churches in the Florida
Conference of Methodist, delivered
the word.
Taking direction from Colossians
3, which outlines how Christians
should live spiritually and naturally
and how they should operate in their
family circles and at work, the
Methodist Conference hopes to fos-
ter an attitude of excellence among
its members, and in the wider
Bahamian public. Their aim is it help
members realize that God wants His
people to use excellence as a bench-
mark in all areas of their lives not
just when it comes to spiritual mat-
"So we are calling leaders, mem-
bers, ministers to move towards
excellence in their ministries and in
other areas of their lives. We want to
pull people into the realization that
we should want to be excellent at

church, at work, in our communities.
So a lot of the preaching at this con-
ference will be dealing with excel-
lence in all areas, but from a biblical
perspective," he explained.
Dr Eldon believes that the confer-
ence theme is timely and what is
taught during conference sessions
will be sound teaching to help per-
sons bring about a positive change in
their lives.
"Generally speaking, sometimes
we operate in mediocrity and when
we do operate in excellence we are
not as consistent as we should be.
But it's like Emeril says on his cook-
ing show, 'Let's take it up a notch'.
We are saying in this conference,
let's raise the standard. Let's look at
areas where we are weak and let's
improve," he said.
The conference; which is being
held at Ebenezer Methodist Church.
East Shirley Street, continues today
at 9:30am with a Bible study session.
At 2pm persons will break into
workshop sessions under a variety of
topics including, faith and healing:
spirit filled preaching; practicing
excellence in our faith and finances;
growing a church John Wesley's way;
and relational evangelism. The
workshops, held at Epworth Hall,
which is just two doors down from
the church, end at 4pm.

At 7:30pm, participants meet back
at the church for an evening session
where Rev Johnson will minister
Sessions on Friday begin at the
church with Bible study at 9:30am,
followed by another set of workshop
sessions at 2pm at Epworth Hall.
Topics range from how to discern
God's will for one's life, and excel-
lence in spiritual leadership, to a
presentation on whether excellence
is an attitude or an act, and how to
implement changes which will stimu-
late church growth.
There will also be a workshop on
the truth about spousal abuse,
domestic violence and rape.
During the evening session at the
church, which begins at 7:30pm,
Bishop James Swanson, head of the
Holston Conference of Methodists,
will minister.
Bishop Swanson will also serve as
the presenter during a special semi-
nar on personal growth and leader-
ship on Saturday at 9am, at Epworth
Hall. He will also close out the con-
ference on Sunday at the united wor-
ship service, 11am at the Queen's
College Auditorium.
For more information and a full
schedule of events contact the
Methodist Conference office,

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