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Publication Date: 5/29/2007
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By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
OPPOSITION Leader Perry
Christie formally announced
that there will be a constitu-
_ tional challenge to the nomina-
tion of the remaining three Sen-
ators by the prime minister, fur-
ther escalating the controversy
over these appointments.
Mr Christie made this decla-
ration in front of thousands of
PLPs on Saturday at his party's
"thank-you" rally at Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre.
"I think it is important for me
to say to you that I shall be
making a very full and detailed
statement to the country, but I
also will be indicating to the
country that I intend to bring a
constitutional action for redress,
the unconstitutional behaviour
of Prime Minister Ingraham,"
he said.
"It is an important point of
great constitutional importance
and I do not believe, nor do I


accept, that the prime minister
of an FNM party could decide
on who should be a Senator for
the opposition party PLP," he
added.
The constitution provides
nine automatic appointments
for the government and four for
the opposition, with the remain-
ing three seats selected by the
prime minister after consulta-
tion with the leader of the oppo-
sition.
But, under article 40 of the
constitution, these remaining
appointments must lead to the
make-up of the Senate reflect-
ing that of the House.
Late on Friday in a statement
from the Cabinet Office, the
prime minister appointed for-
mer Adelaide MP Michael
Halkitis and President of the
Chamber of Commerce Tanya
Wright as two of the three
remaining Senators.
However, the statement
SEE page 11


* PLP leader Perry Christie speaks to supporters at Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre on Saturday night. ,
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)


Aftermath of fire
discovered at


Union president scepticall' PLP headquarters
SBy ALISON LOWE
OVer the Baha Mar deal Tribune Staff reporter
* By BRENT DEAN THE aftermath of a "suspi-
Tribune Staff Reporter cious fire" was discovered at
Gambier House PLP head-
LABOUR unrest may be brewing on the Cable Beach strip between quarters early Friday morn-
the Hotel Workers Unio- and Baha Mar, as the president of the ing, police confirmed yesterday.
union, Roy Colebrooke has expressed grave concern over the Shera- Although not as serious as it
ton take-over of the Radisson property, adding that overall, he is might have been -burning at a
scepticall" of the entire Baha Mar deal. time when no one was in the
building, and apparently causing
SEE page 11 only minimal damage to the
main entrance the fire
prompts concern, particularly
as it is the third attack on a
property owned by the PLP
party, or a party member, in the
last two months.
The incident was first brought
to the attention of some mem-
bers of the public on Saturday
night at the PLP "thank you"
t rally by opposition leader Perry
Thle te 0on1 Tuesdays Christie.
"s-During the event, the former
Buyany large pi220 Nfih 2 or more prime minister criticised the
FNM and prime minister
ppings & amediuHubert Ingraham in particular
1-topping pizza absolutely for allegedly instilling fear in
PLPs.
Mr Christie also spoke out
*. -"SEE page 11


Pa -ricia
Real state Agcnt


Leslie Miller claims many voted Tribune columnist
Iin Blue Hills who had no right to claims PLPmade a
warning letter
S By BRENT DEAN "When you go to court your to be
Tribune Staff Reporter would think that you have suffi-
A n cient evidence to negate what from new gOVt
MANY people voted in the took nlace," Mr Miller said. "Mv


Blue Hills constituency who had
no right to, according to former
Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller.
Mr Miller made this allegation
in an interview with The Tribune,
stating that this point will be the '
major basis behind his election
court challenge of the results of
therecent election, which if suc-
cessful, could return him to the
House of Assembly.


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team and I are very confident that
on behalf of the people of Blue
Hills, we will be victorious."
There is "hard fact evidence",
he added, that people voted in
Blue Hills who had no right to,
and others were denied their
right.
"A lot of people who went to
SEE page 11


Two suffer serious
injuries in violent attacks
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
WHILE many Bahamians relaxed over the holiday weekend, a 17-
year-old and a 2'- '..Ir-old suffered serious injuries following two vio-
lent attacks in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The teenage boy was on Carmichael Road when he was stabbed on
the left side of his chest in an argument with another man, said Asst
Supt Walter Evans.
In a separate incident a 29-year-old man was approached by a gun-
man in the area of St Albans Drive at around 12.30am.
The gunman robbed him of cash and jewellery before firing several
shots, one of which hit the man in his left leg. The gunman fled in a sil-
SEE page 11


TRIBUNE columnist Adrian
Gibson has accused the former PLP
government of sending him a letter
warning him about his controversial
Tribune articles, but making it
appear that the warning was from
the newly installed FNM govern-
ment.
He described the letter as the
PLP's "last ditch attempt to vic-
timise" him.
Mr Gibson, who writes the week-
ly column, "Young Man's View",
said he had been confidentially told
early in January that by continuing
to write his articles he would be sent
a letter accusing him of breaking
General Orders as a civil servant.
Mr Gibson, who was on The Tri-
bune's staff for a short time before
joining the Ministry of Education as
a teacher at SC McPherson Junior
High School, continued writing his
weekly column after leaving The Tri-
bune.
The letter from the Director of
Education, dated May 21. 2007. was
hand delivered to S C '., PlIcin N
principal on May 21 to be delivered
to Mr Gibson the same day. The
SEE page 11


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* PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham shakes hands with Sir
Arthur Foulkes


Sir Arthur Foulkes sworn in

as Acting Governor General


Sir Arthur Foulkes was sworn
in as Acting Governor General
on Friday, taking over tem-
porarily from Adie Hanna.
Speaking at the swearing in
ceremony, where the oath was
administered by Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall, Sir Arthur a
former minister in the first PLP
government, founder of the
Free National Movement, and


veteran journalist thanked
prime minister Hubert Ingra-
ham for the "confidence he has
reposed in me and for the high
honour he has afforded me on
this occasion."
Sir Arthur told those present,
including Sir Ronald Saunders,
a noted Caribbean diplomat,
that he felt God and his country
have been good to him in his


lifetime.
Noting his good health, Sir
Arthur said that perhaps it
means that God believes he still
has "a few more Is to dot and a
few more Ts to cross."
"I don't know, but I ask your
prayers that I may be able to
carry out whatever duties lie
before me," he said.


OIn brief

Names are
purged from
Dominican
voter rolls
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo
FORMER presidents
don't simply cast large shad-
ows over Dominican politics
after they die. Until recently,
two of them haunted voter
rolls, according to Associat-
ed Press.
While election officials
purged thousands of names
of voters who had died, emi-
grated or otherwise were
ineligible to take part in next
year's elections, two late
presidents and a big-name
political leader all deceased
were recently found on
poorly maintained election
lists, according to Roberto
Rosario, chief of the electoral
commission's administrative
chamber.
Among the eligible voters
listed were former presidents
Juan Bosch and Joaquin Bal-
aguer who died in 2001 and
2002, respectively and long-
time Dominican Revolution-
ary Party leader Jose Fran-
cisco Pena Gomez, Who died
in 1998, Rosario said in a
Thursday statement.
Besides late political
heavyweights, officials also
culled the names of thou-
sands of listed military per-
sonnel, who cannot vote
under Dominican law.
Election officials did not
disclose how many names
were cleared from the lists in
all, nor would say if fraud
investigations would likely be
launched into recent elec-
tions.
"Obviously, nobody is
going to go to the polls and
say, 'I'm Pena Gomez,' but
yes, someone could try to
bring the identification of a
relative who died," commis-
sion spokeswoman Rosa
Lora said.
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Suspected
illegal
immigrants
detained

TWENTY-SEVEN
suspected illegal Cuban
immigrants were taken
into custody after
allegedly being found
"hiding in the bushes"
on Beach Cay, in the
Bimini chain on Friday.
It is alleged that the
group were awaiting the
arrival of a boat which
would then transport
them to the United
States.
According to police,
they were alerted to the
presence of the group,
who were described as
"suspicious looking", at
around 3.42pm.
A 28 foot "Seafox"
twin-engine speedboat,
which they were
believed to have used
to travel to the
Bahamas, was anchored
just off the shoreline,
said Chief Supt Basil
Rahming.
Police and immigra-
tion officers apprehend-
ed the group, including
15 men, 10 women, and
two children a boy and
a girl.
Chief Supt Rahming
said: "They were unable
to produce any docu-
mentation authorising
them to be in the
Bahamas. As a result
they were all arrested
and taken into custody,
then later transported
to the Carmichael Road
detention centre to
await deportation."


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* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
PLP leader Perry Christie
lashed out at Prime Minister
Ingraham at his party's rally on
Saturday declaring that Mr
Ingraham and the FNM are cre-
ating a climate of fear in the
Bahamas, which has the poten-
tial of threatening investor con-
fidence.
Surrounded by PLP candi-
dates from the last election, Mr
Christie displayed a new more
aggressive tone, rallying his sup-
porters against the government.
"Now he's (Mr Ingraham)
brought in a country where peo-
ple are divided, a country where
people have become fearful,
fearful of the positions they
hold; fearful of what the FNM is
going to do; fearful that con-
tracts that were lawfully given
to them will be taken away; and
fearful that contracts that were
lawfully given to them will cause
them to lose money because
they have been suspended," he
said.
"We have to respect honest
decisions made by an honest
government," Mr Christie
added.
Mr Christie's remarks come
in the wake of public criticism
of the $80 million contracts
signed by the PLP in the
months and days leading up to
the election.


FNM Vice President Johnley
Ferguson questioned the legiti-
macy of some of the contracts
and their value. He said that
after the review by the FNM,
some may be suspended.
Mr Christie contrasted the
actions of the current govern-
ment in reviewing, and poten-
tially suspending some of these
contracts, entered into by his
government.
He said that when he came
to power in 2002, the FNM had
hired 300 people for the three-
month period surrounding the
election, and his government
decided to keep these
service, rather than ter-
minating them.
Furthering his
more aggressive
tone, without ieIl :
ring to him b% \
name, Mr Chritie
also appeared it
strike-out at the
new acting
Governor-gener-
al Sir Ariltii
Foulkes for cirii-
cal remarks he "'
alleges were nu.de
towards him.
"Even the ntan .i
who is now the acting
Governor-ge nerl.
would expect
me to
respect him,


when he would say all sorts of
things about me that is not true.
This is not the kind of country I
want to live in. The man calls
me a 'political assassin'. You
are entitled to your opinion, but
I am entitled to mine," he said.
The former prime minister
ended his remarks by thanking
PLPs for their support and
reminding the public that the
economic prosperity that he
expects for the Bahamas over
the next few years, comes as the
result of the hard work of his
govern-
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PAGE 4 TUESDAYMAY 29, 2007


, -I hLE -ES TO HEIT


BUTCH KERZNER would have been so
proud last Thlirsday if he could have seen
his young widow leading their children on
the path he set for them of sharing their good
fortune with those less fortunate.
Tai, 9, and Kailin, 6, stood on either side of
their mother, Vanessa, each with a shovel in
hand to turn the sod that will soon be the
site of a $600,000 state-of-the-art swimming
pool for the children of St Anne's School,
Fox Hill.
The swimming pool was one of the last
commitments made by Butch six months
before a tragic helicopter crash off the
Dominican Republic claimed his life.
Last Thursday, May 24, seven months
after his death, it was the first commitment to
be met by the newly established Butch Kerzn-
er Memorial Fund.
"We are going to use this fund," said his
widow, "to further opportunities for the chil-
dren in this country that Butch called home.
I am proud to say that the St Anne's pool is
our first project fully funded and I promise
that there will be more to come.
"Butch's commitment to the country and
more importantly to the youth of the country
had compelled me to establish the Butch
Kerzner Memorial Fund last October. He
strongly believed that the children are the
future of this country and with that in mind
we are using this fund to improve school
facilities, to upgrade park facilities and also to
do whatever could benefit the children in
The Bahamas."
It was in April last year that Butch Kerzn-
er met at St Anne's with Principal Cynthia
Wells about the school's library. In the course
of conversation, Mrs Wells mentioned that
although their school had no swimming pool,
the St Anne's swim team had come second in
a recent competition between all of the Angli-
can schools. This pluck and determination
struck a cord with Butch. It was the kind of
tenacity that he admired.
Back at Atlantis Butch talked with J Bar-
rie Farrington, senior vice president of admin-
istration for Kerzner International. Two days
later he was back at St Anne's. He had a
new project in mind.
"When I was among you all a few days ago
talking about all sorts of things my heart was
really touched," he confided.
He then announced to the school assembly:
"I am here to announce that my dad (Sol


Kerzner) and I are to donate one quarter of
a million dollars to create a swimming
pool..."
Butch was cut off mid-sentence. Teachers
and students went wild as they leaped from
their seats and cheered.
He said Kerzner International hoped to
start the project immediately. "Whatever it
takes, if it takes a little bit more, we will
make sure that the pool gets done," he
promised. He urged the students to take out
their swimming trucks because there would
soon be a pool for daily swims.
But God had other plans for Butch. It was
left to his wife to finish his earthly dreams.
"I left my home country, South Africa,
about 25 years ago," he told the St Anne's
students.
"For many years I lived in various places. It
was not until I came to the Bahamas around
10 yeas ago that I truly could say to myself: 'I
have found a new home.'
"My wife, two kids and I love this country.
What we have going in this country is just
astounding.
"I believe that in 10, 20 or 30 years, we,
together with everybody, are going to build
some amazing things in the Bahamas. The
story is just getting started."
He really believed in the Bahamas' poten-
tial, but he had even deeper faith in its peo-
ple.
"And it really boils down to each and every
one of you," he told the students. "It comes
down to not chasing money or material
goods.
"It is about doing what you love; it's about
passion and following your heart. It's not
about chasing material things that stuff
follows."
Using his father as an example, he encour-
aged the students to dream big and to aspire
to be the greatest. "My dad started with lit-
erally nothing many years ago. It was his pas-
sion and the fact that he loved doing what he
was doing that led to his success.
"Each and every one of you has that
opportunity, if you believe in yourself and
follow that road. As the Nike ad says, get
out there and 'Just do it.'"
Ta and Kailin are still young, but they
have very large shoes to fill.
We are confident that with their mother's
coaching, they will burnish their father's
memory.


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A promise by 'Butch' is fulfilled


EDITOR, The Tribune.
YOUR May 4th article in
Business talks about the
Romora Bay developers'
"disappointment" that they
can only have a 250-foot
dock. I found these com-
ments not only unseemly,
but disrespectful, coming as
they did on the day after an
emotional national election
when the outcome was still
in question.
The assumption that the
brand new Prime Minister
of my country might have
no weightier issue on his
mind than the failed expec-
tations of a foreign devel-
oper is offensive to me and
many other Bahamians on
Harbour Island.
Many 'Brilanders feel
that development on the
island has gone too fast and
that the brakes need to be
applied before the infra-
structure is overwhelmed
and the charm and small
scale of the island, which has
always been its primary
attraction, is destroyed.
You mention a 350-name
petition backing Romora's
plans. In fact, the town was
told on good authority at a
recent meeting that the peti-
tion (they were smart
enough not to ask me to
sign) actually said "do you
want a better future for your
children?" and didn't even
mention Romora.
When Ministers Peet,
Gray and Bethel came over
just before the election to
talk to the town about
Romora, most of the speak-
ers begged them not to
approve any more large
developments. Most of the
pro-Romora noise came
from twenty or so Romora
employees sitting in the
audience (wearing their
Romora Bay tee shirts).
Romora has deliberately
stirred up unnecessary ten-
sions within our community
just so they can make their
millions in profit and move
on. If the current deal is "a
non-starter as it is and unac-
ceptable" good! These
developers should never
have been given any
approvals in the first place.
Tiny Harbour Island does-
n't need more marinas, and
the Romora project will just
make the island more
crowded and less attractive.


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May 7, 2007


Responding


to editorial

EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me to comment on your editorial of 25 May,
2007, entitled "Indifference of Government Departments"; I
refer specifically to events following the discovery of an oil
release to the marine environment at Clifton Pier, as reported
in your paper on Monday, 21 May.
Since a specific Officer has been most quoted in your reports,
it is appropriate that the Officer respond. We are criticised for
investigating the source of the release, rather that taking imme-
diate steps to clean up. We have followed your reports on the
matter.
You have correctly commented that the first priority in such
events must be to respond, and later to investigate to determine
responsibility. We have acknowledged that there were defi-
ciencies in the reporting procedure, the result being that the
event came to our attention on Monday, some four days after
it was first reported to the Press.
As a result of this delay, the opportunity for the ideal 'imme-
diate response' was lost. When such events occur, as time pass-
es, and as weather conditions dictate, natural dispersion and
degradation prevail.
Our immediate response on Monday was to visit the area to
determine whether oil accumulation remained. On Monday
afternoon we found no such evidence. Our next priority was to
initiate investigation as to the circumstances, in order to ascer-
tain the source of the release, what measures were taken, and
what needs to be done to minimise the risk of future events.
These discussions continue.
During the course of our interviews with your reporter, we
sensed that we were being drawn into a discussion of a partic-
ular entity, which is one of the possible sources of fuel leaks that
occasionally occur at Clifton Pier. While the Press has the lib-
erty to publicly speculate on such matters, Government agen-
cies have no such liberty.
Our investigations must be deliberate, they must be objective,
no matter how strong the circumstantial evidence involved, and
we must be responsible in our public comments. It is not our
practice to provide the Press with frequent updates on inves-
tigations in progress; we have found that this leads to the dis-
semination of incomplete information, and often to misinter-
pretation of the facts.
We welcome Press coverage of our activities; however, it has
b en our observation that the Press tends to be aggressive
only when dealing with perceived negative aspects of our work.
We would, for example, have welcomed wider coverage of
activities associated with Coastal Awareness Month, which
were geared toward sensitising the public about risks to our
environment such as is now being addressed, and the won-
derful and proactive collaboration among Government agen-
cies, the business community, the general public, and the
schools. We look forward to your partnership in promotion of
such endeavours.
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Mrs Barbara Burrows, PS, Min of Health
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OIn brief PLP tell supporters to report

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* PUERTO RICO
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THE top administrator of
the US Virgin Island's trou-
bled public housing agency
received a no-bid contract
for the job that paid him
more than four times the
salary of his predecessor, a
local newspaper reported.
Michael Hollis, an attor-
ney and business consultant,
received US$451,200 in 2006,
his first year as executive
administrator of the Virgin
Islands Housing Authority,
according to The Virgin
Islands Daily News, which
obtained the contract under
the Freedom of Information
Act.
fThe previous administra-
tor received US$105,000, the
paper reported Wednesday.
Paid for by US taxpayers,
the contract also allowed
Hollis to claim US$62,389
every six months for meals,
air fare, lodging and other
expenses, the Daily News
said.
Hollis previously worked
for Smith Real Estate Ser-
vices of Atlanta, Georgia,
which provided technical
assistance to the Housing
Authority in 2004 and 2005.
He did not respond to
requests for comment from
the Daily News.
His assistant referred a call
Thursday from Associated
Press to Housing and Urban
Development spokeswoman
Donna White in Washing-
ton, who said the US gov-
ernment did not seek com-
peting bids for the adminis-
trator's contract because it
needed to quickly fill the
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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANY PLPs who have been,
or are in the future, threatened
with the loss of their govern-
ment job should inform the PLP
and the party will "take up your.
case".
This was the message sent out
by numerous elected members
of the PLP on Saturday at a
"thank you" rally where "vic-
timisation" was the watchword.
The rally turned out not to
be merely the gesture of appre-
ciation that it might have been,
but instead in light of party
strategists' decision to contest
certain marginal seats, and spec-
ulation that an election may be
called before the FNM's full five
year term is up an evening of
rousing calls for PLPs to remain
"ready for action".
Several members, including
Allyson Maynard Gibson, Dr
Bernard Nottage, and Cynthia
Pratt. made speeches indicating
that they were aware of
attempts to victimise PLPs, and
the message was sent out that
the party would be watching out
for the rights of all of its sup-
porters.
This followed a Tribune edi-
torial last week in which it was
claimed that word had reached
the paper of certain FNM pub-
lic servants compiling lists of
PLPs whom they wanted ousted
from government jobs.
Johnley Ferguson, FNM vice


chairman, said he had not per-
sonally heard any reports, but
warned FNMs that victimisa-
tion would not be tolerated by
the party.
However, Dr Nottage
claimed he was personally
aware of a senior civil servant
who was guilty of such behav-
iour.

Reporting

The former health minister
said: "Report each and every
incident. You are not aban-
doned. You have a powerful
team and we will take up your
case."
Meanwhile, Mrs Pratt advised
any PLP who is asked to
"move...around" to "make your
boss write you a letter...so we
can read it in the House of
Assembly."
Perry Christie claimed that
he specifically avoided any
move which may have been
viewed as victimising when he
was brought to power, while he
accused Mr Ingraham of divid-
ing the country and provoking
fear.
"I thought we should have a
Bahamas where FNMs could
come to work and not feel as if
the new PLP government was
going to victimize them.
"But that's not the kind of
Bahamas that Hubert Ingraham
wants," he said.
Dr Nottage noted that Mr


Christie "did not touch a hair"
on any of the heads of 300 per-
sons employed at one govern-
ment ministry only months
before the 2002 election.
Instead, Mr Christie pointed
out, the people were taken on
permanently.
Mr Ingraham, in the run up
to and since the election has
made several comments criti-
cising PLP hiring practices.
The issue of contracts award-
ed by the previous government,
now under review by the FNM,
was another hot topic at the
event, following the revelation
last week by FNM vice chair-
man that $80 million worth of
contracts awarded in the
"'months and few days" prior to
the election, would be
"reviewed".
Both Mrs Maynard Gibson
and Mr Christie told of how the
contracts, "lawfully" awarded,
are now being put in question to
the detriment of Bahamian con-
tractors.
Mr Christie advised contrac-
tors to "hold the Ingraham gov-
ernment responsible for every
dollar that it costs them through
their contract being suspended"
and again declared that the par-
ty would be willing to facilitate
individuals in "standing up for
their rights" with respect to the
matter.
"If they need legal advice and
lawyers then contact us because
we will certainly assist," he said.
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Motorola gives $20,000 to fund

scholarships for children of police


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
MOTOROLA announced a
$20,000 scholarship donation
for the children of police offi-
cers in the region as a part of
the company's community out-
reach programme.
The donation was made on
Saturday by Motorola Vice
President for Sales and Services
Inc, George Spas, to the Presi-
dent of the Association of
Caribbean Commissioners of
Police, Paul Farquharson, at the
Wyndham Resort, Cable Beach.
The overall donation will be
divided into either four $5,000
or eight $2,500 scholarships and
is open to-all children of offi-
cers in the association, provided
that they attend accredited ter-
tiary institutions and pursue law
enforcement and police related
fields of study needed in the
region, such as the forensic sci-
ences.
Mr Spas noted that since
2001, Motorola has sponsored a
community policing award in
the region, and that this new
philanthropic endeavour is
another example of the compa-


ny's interest in aiding in the
social development of the
region.
"We believe in being a world
class company that means not
just creating innovative prod-
ucts, but it also means doing the
right thing in all aspects of our
businesses, including how we
treat the environment, our
employees, and our partners in
our communities," he said.
In officially accepting the
donation, Mr Farquharson, said
that the donation will further
deepen the community policing
efforts in the region and will be
of the greatest benefit to fami-
lies of police officers killed in
the line of duty, who are endur-
ing some hardships as a result.
Keith Renaud, secretariat
manager for the ACCP, too
emphasized that the scholar-
ships will be awarded to the
children of officers who are
most needy.
According to John Magee,
regional systems sales manag-
er for Motorola, this scholar-
ship programme is the first such
effort by Motorola outside of
the United States, and he hopes
that the success of this initial


effort leads to the extension of
the programme in the future.
The ACCP is comprised of
24 member commissioners from
around the region and the
organisation is currently holding
its 22nd annual conference in
the Bahamas.


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to know that Mr Ingraham
has said that if we push him,
he is going to call another
election, well I want PLPs to
know tonight that we are
going to push him!"
The former health minister
was speaking at his party's
"Thank you" rally on Satur-
day evening.
Several former ministers
sought to rally supporters
around the accusation that
the government is unjustifi-
ably seeking to "undo the
good work" achieved under
the PLP administration.
Shane Gibson, MP for
Golden Gates, said govern-
ment is trying "swiftly to
undo all of the visionary pro-
grammes that the PLP gov-
ernment put in place" and


called on supporters to be
ready to "battle" for the
"protection and preservation
of the nation."
Meanwhile, Mr Christie
accused the FNM of seeking
to "change or abolish" the
Urban Renewal programme
- which has won interna-
tional awards simply
because it is a PLP initiative.
Furthermore, he noted
that the FNM has said little
about National Health Insur-
ance since forming the gov-
ernment.
"These fellas have come
in and they aint saying noth-
ing about it finished,
they're saying 'thank you
very much, we're going some
place else'."
Former ministers indicated
that they would fiercely
oppose the abolition of these
significant schemes created
or legislated under the PLP.
According to Vincent
Peet, MP for North Andros
and the Berry Islands, the
party will go to parliament
and "tell the nation what we


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THE TRIBUNE


0 In brief

Pilot Club
donates to
Cancer
Society
and REACH
THE Pilot Club of Nas-
sau presented cheques to
the Cancer Society and
REACH last week.
The presentation was
held at the Cancer Caring
Centre on East Terrace in
Centreville last Friday.
The proceeds donated to
both organizations by
the Pilot Club were
raised in a ball the club
held in November last
year.
The president of the
Pilot Club, Dashann Paul,
presented cheques to
Shanequia Bethell, in
charge of finances for
REACH, and Emily
Glass, member of the
board of directors for the
Cancer Society.
The Pilot Club of Nas-
sau is more than 30 years
old. It is a service organi-
sation which aims to
improve the quality of life
of persons, and is well
known for its members'
charitable works in vari-
ous Nassau communities.
The main focus of the
organization is brain
awareness and brain safe-
ty.

Members
The Pilot Club has
about 60 members.
Although most are
women, the group is open
for men to join as well.
It has been partnered
with Resource Education
Autism and Related Chal-
lenges (REACH) for the
past five years. This was
one of the first times the
Pilot Club has donated
money to this organisa-
,,ltion:. -
The Cancer Society
exists to support patients
and the families, ensuring
the availability of services
for the patients at a price
they can afford, prevent-
ing cancer through aware-
ness, making it possible
for cancer to be diag-
nosed in persons from its
onset, and raising funds to
support the society's pro-
grammes.
The society provide:
speakers when asked I 7
schools and other
organizations to deliver
speeches and to give
out educational informa-
tion.
Funds they receive are
often used to launch cam-
paigns to promote aware-
ness and to maintain the
Cancer Caring Centre, a
place open for cancer
patients to stay during
treatment.
The Cancer Society of
the Bahamas is funded
completely by public
donations and has
received donations from
the Pilot Club on previous
occasions.






TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 7


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALNEWS


Pelosi says

her delegation

saw firsthand

evidence of

climate change

in Greenland
BERLIN
HOUSE Speaker Nancy
Pelosi said Monday she led a
congressional delegation to
Greenland, where lawmakers
saw "firsthand evidence that
climate change is a reality,"
and she hoped the Bush
administration would consider
a new path on the issue,
according to Associated Press.
After meeting with German
Environment Minister Sigmar
Gabriel, Pelosi praised Berlin
for its leadership on the issue.
Her trip comes ahead of
next week's Group of Eight
summit and a climate change
meeting next month involving
the leading industrialized
nations and during a time of
increased debate over what
should succeed the Kyoto Pro-
tocol, a 1997 international
treaty that caps the amount of
carbon dioxide that can be
emitted from power plants and
factories in industrialized
countries. It expires in 2012.
President Bush rejected that
accord, saying it would harm
the U.S. economy and unfairly
excludes developing countries
like China and India from its
obligations. Pelosi, who
strongly disagrees with that
decision and many other of
Bush's environmental policies,
said Friday she said she wants
to work with the administra-
tion rather than provoke it.
Pelosi said she hoped Bush
would be open to considering
a "different way" in the
future.
The California Democrat
pointed to her delegation's
weekend stop in Greenland,
"where we saw firsthand evi-
dence that climate change is a
reality; there is just no deny-
ing it."
"It wasn't caused by the
people of Greenland it was
caused by the behavior of the
rest of the world," she said.
Scientists have noticed that
Greenland's output of ice into
the North Atlantic had
increased dramatically, dou-
bling over the decade that
ended in 2005.
"We hope that we can all
assume our responsibilities
with great respect and that our
administration will be open to
listening to why it is important
to go forward perhaps in a dif-
ferent way than we have pro-
ceeded in the past," she told
reporters.
Gabriel and Chancellor
Angela Merkel have made the
fight against global warming a
key point of Germany's presi-
dencies of the G-8 and Euro-
pean Union. Still, Merkel has
said that progress at the June
6-8 summit in Heiligendamm
is not assured.
According to comments on
a document released by the
environmental group Green-
peace, the Bush administra-
tion is preparing to reject new
targets on climate change at
the summit. The White House
declined to confirm the com-
ments were from U.S. offi-
cials.
"We regret very much that
we must so far have the
impression that it is difficult to
reach concrete results with the
American administration,"
Gabriel said after meeting
Pelosi.
Gabriel said industrial
nations must take joint
responsibility for the global
warming that has occurred
thus far.
"For the climate change of
the future ... we need readi-
ness on the part of China,
India and today's other devel-
oping countries to take
responsibility themselves," he
added. "We can and will only
achieve that if industrial
nations do justice to their
responsibility."
Pelosi, who is to meet with
Merkel on Tuesday, said she
wanted to "salute Germany's
leadership on this very impor-
tant issue," and said she hoped
for a diplomatic debate within
the United States.
Gabriel welcomed increas-


ing interest in climate change
at state and city level in the
U.S. and hailed Pelosi's deci-
sion to set up a select commit-
tee on energy and global
warming.
"This shows that there is a
great deal of movement in the
United States, too, and we
naturally hope that we will
achieve progress in Heiligen-
damm,'(he said.
The G-8 meeting has
already drawn protests from
antiglobalization activists; 21
demonstrators were arrested
Monday during unrest that
broke out after a march in
Hamburg.


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principal, who knew
the contents of the let-
ter, told Mr Gibson
that she had to meet
with him. However,
they were not able to
meet until the follow-
ing day.
The letter read:
Dear Sir.
Publication of
Articles in The Tri-
bune
It has been brought
to our attention that ADRIA
you are the author of
various articles, which have been
published in The Tribune.
In this regard, I have been
directed to draw your attention to
the attached copied General
Orders 900 through 904 and 932
and 933 and request your compli-
ance.
Yours sincerely,
Cheryl Darville (Mrs.)
(for) Director of Education.
In essence it was an order to
stop writing his Tribune articles.
However, a government official
said yesterday that the General
Orders rule about civil servants
expressing their opinions has been
amended many times. The rule
only applies to senior civil servants,
such as permanent secretaries and
their deputies. All lower grades are
allowed to have opinions and use
their free speech to express them.
"Earlier this year," said Mr Gib-
son, "a reliable source at the Min-
istry of Education told me of a let-
ter circulating in the Human
Resources Department that threat-
ened my employment (as a sec-
ondary school teacher) and dictat-
ed that I immediately cease writing
the column 'Young Man's View'
and end all ties with The Tribune.
I found this laughable then, as I
do now. Again, just last week, at a
function, this same source asked
me if I had received the aforemen-
tioned letter, as it was rumoured in
the department of education that I
was about to or should have.
Therefore, when I received it, I
was not surprised."
Mr Gibson questioned why the
former administration already
19 days out of office before the
date of the letter would have
had the letter hand delivered, par-
ticularly as a new government was
now in power.
"Was this some sinister plan to
use me as a scapegoat in discredit-
ing the new administration? I have
been writing my column for nearly
two years now-even while I was
in college, before I entered the
public service-so this letter is
ridiculously late."
Mr Gibson said that for some
time he has been updating Tribune


publisher Eileen Car-
ron, managing editor
John Marquis, and
news editor Paco
Nunez about the
pending letter. "So
we were all prepared
in anticipation of its
arrival!"
Mr Gibson said
that when it came to
his column "several
Machiavellian tactics
qGIBSON were attempted
under the PLP gov-
ernment to silence me."
He said the efforts were from
"ministers personally making top
level, high paying job offers on the
condition that I stop writing and
end my association with The Tri-
bune; to scurrilous and libelous
attacks being made on a nasty web-
site that was once associated with
Fred Mitchell; to threats of harm;
to a former minister phoning and
begging me not to publish a col-
umn weighing in on his blunders
and claiming that he 'loves and
respects me'; to another minister
sending politically charged mes-
sages to me through mutual
acquaintances-the PLP appeared
to have tried every ploy to lure me
in, and when all else failed, they
seemingly resorted to thuggish and
bully tactics. Now, in the wake of
an election defeat, the ghost letter
that never appeared finally
appears. What an interesting part-
ing gift."
He said he was satisfied that
"this was all put together because
of what I wrote, as a former gov-
ernment insider told me that I was
on a 'hit list' if the PLP had recap-
tured the government."
He said that, according to reli-
able sources, "he was told that had
the PLP won, I would have been
fired (from SC McPherson) and
John Marquis would be eventually
evicted from the Bahamas all
so that we would be silenced!"
Mr Gibson said he "will persist
in agitating for truth, and continue
to be a thorn in the sides of
unscrupulous politicians. Surely, I
don't live in Zimbabwe or some
other dictatorial country! I will con-
tinue to openly participate in the
forward progression of my country,
and refuse to be intimidated or to
appease the egos of a few vindic-
tive, starry-eyed politicians. My col-
umn will carry on!"
Mr Gibson said he has spoken
to newly appointed Education
Minister Carl Bethel, who has
assured him that'he is unaware of
these events. Mr Bethel has
promised to investigate and find
out what is going on in his min-
istry.


FROM page one

vote, couldn't vote, because they
Nvere turned away. They were on
one register, they were on the
next. A whole lot of things went
wrong," he said.
Mr Miller doesn't know if any
one person, or group of people
can be blamed for the election
irregularities, he thinks occurred.
But rather, he suggested that the
late report of the Constituency's
Commission did cause some gen-
eral confusion.
On this point, Hubert Ingra-


Senate controversy

FROM page one

acknowledged that Mr Christie had objected to the appoint-
ment of Ms Wright, and the prime minister overruled this objec-
tion under the provisions of article 79(5) of the constitution,
which empowers him to make the appointment even if the leader
of the opposition objects.
With the prime minister having constitutional authority to
make the three remaining appointments, with or without the
consent of the leader of the opposition, the controversy sur-
rounding these appointments revolves around whether or not
the appointments reflect the balance of power in the House.
In the press statement from the Cabinet Office, the prime
minister said he was satisfied that the two appointments are a
positive step towards meeting the requirement of article 40.
Whereas, Mr Christie made it clear to his enthusiastic sup-
porters that he thinks the remaining three Senator should be
PLPs.
"It is important for this country that this important point of
principle be tested and be fully understood. I want you to
know tonight as you leave here, I will not desert that point of
principle. It is my belief, and I am now acting on that belief,
that because of the current balance in the House of Assembly,
all three of the seats that should be decided upon in the Sen-
ate, with the prime minister consulting the leader of the oppo-
sition and advising the Governor-general, all three of those
seats ought to be allocated to the Progressive Liberal Party,"
he said.
With this matter being challenged, along with as many as
five seats being contested by the PLP in court, the intense cli-
mate of the election may persist for months.


FROM page one

about the incident two weeks ago when
shots were fired at his mother-in-law's
house on his compound on Cable Beach.
"I feel very sorry for my mother-in-law,"
he said. "What kind of country do we live
in? I never commented publicly on that
(the shooting), I never said what I believe
about it she just happens to be the moth-
er-in-law of Perry Christie," he said.
According to police press liaison officer
Walter Evans, fire services were not alerted
to the scene until Friday morning possi-
bly hours after the fire was underway -
when someone in the area noticed the
charred door.
Mr Galanis, PLP campaign coordinator,
said that a&ordihg td4'e'pbs the fire "did
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The union chief commented on
the union's position on the Sher-
aton take over, and the changing
plans at Baha Mar, in an inter-
view with The Tribune last night.
"Something just ain't right
when it comes to this whole Baha
Mar deal," he said.
"We will really have to look at
this thing and watch this close-
ly," he added
A significant point of con-
tention with the Sheraton take-
over, he said, is the movement of
people, and the possible down-
sizing of staff at the new hotel.
Mr Colebrooke said that in any
takeover of a hotel by a new
brand, it is essential that there is
consultation with the union by
the new management, which he
claims did not occur in this situa-
tion.
Mr Colebrooke made it clear


Fire aftermath

not catch" to the extent that it could have
caused major damage.
While not wishing to speculate whether
whoever may have set the fire was moti-
vated by political hatred, Mr Evans said
that it is now under active police investiga-
tion, with police looking at "every possi-
ble angle."
Evidence found at the scene is currently
being evaluated, he said.
"Once we have completed...we can say
what kind of liquid was used, and we will be
able to say more," he added.
This contradicted statements made by Mr
Galanis, who claimed that a police arson
squad on the scene Friday morning said


that the heads of agreement
signed by Baha Mar pledged that
there would be no downsizing of
staff.
The new management, Mr
Colebrooke added, has expressed
the view that the property is over-
staffed in certain areas. However,
without being specific, the union
chief told The Tribune that he
and his members will be willing to
take further action if management
does not back down from this
position.
There will be a meeting this
morning between the manage-
ment of Baha Mar and the union
with a subsequent meeting being
held between Mr Colebrooke and
his members at noon.
Attempts to reach Senior-Vice
President of External Affairs for
Baha Mar, Robert Sands, were
unsuccessful up to press time.


kerosene residue had been found.
The fire is the second to strike at a polit-
ical headquarters in the weeks prior t&,and
since the election.
According to Asst Supt Evans, nobody
has yet been charged with a suspected arson
attempt in early April on then FNM candi-
date for Mt Moriah, and now MP and Min-
ister of National Security, Tommy Turn-
quest's headquarters.
The building was gutted by the blaze,
which, despite the fact that police have not
officially declared a motive, created the
impression that political violence may be on
the rise in the Bahamas.
Yesterday, however, Asst Supt Evans
sought to play down the seriousness of the
incident at PLP headquarters, and the sug-
gestion that the fire may have been politi-
cally motivated.


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Leslie Miller

ham, as leader of the opposition,
criticised then prime minister Per-
ry Christie for not submitting the
report within the constitutionally
mandated five year period that
dated from the last report.
Mr Miller lost his seat by 47
votes to the new Minister of
Lands and Local Government,
Sidney Collie.
Along with the Blue Hills con-
stituency, the PLP has said that it
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Grimes' remarks last week, when
speaking with The Tribune, sug-
gests that the party thinks that
the problem of ineligible voters
controlling the balance of power
in closely contested constituen-
cies, affected the outcome of sev-
eral seats, and consequently the
election.
"The Progressive Liberal Party
is of the view that there were per-
sons who were not allowed to
vote in certain areas and persons
who voted in areas that they

FROM page one

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The victim's condition was not
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should not have. So based on the
information we have, we
believe that there is a reasonably
high chance of success," he
said.
If the PLP does contest all five
seats, the party could spend as
much as $1 million on the effort.
And if all five cases are unsuc-
cessful, the party, which sources
indicate does not have large
reserve of funds after the elec-
tion, could be crippled.
The PLP has 21 days from the
opening of parliament to apply
for leave to present their cases to
the election court.


Attacks
These incidents came at the
end of a weekend during which
police executed 20 arrest warrants
and issued 147 traffic citations as
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Haitian victims of




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look to US in




search for justice


* HAITI
Port-au-Prince

MALYA Villard was laying
in bed when masked killers
from the hated FRAPH para-
military group kicked down her
door and gang-raped her. Fif-
teen years later, Villard is still
looking for justice, according to
Associted Press.
But on Tuesday, when a New
York judge rejected a plea deal
in a fraud case that would have
deported former FRAPH
leader Emmanuel "Toto" Con-
stant to face murder and tor-
ture charges in Haiti, Villard
was pleased. She and other vic-
tims of the group fear that if
Constant is sent back to Haiti,
he would escape from prison or
simply'walk free.
"There's no justice in Haiti,
only impunity," said Villard, a
widow and mother six from
Port-au-Prince's rough Martis-
sant slum. "At least in America,


he might be punished."
In the gallery of Haitian
human rights abusers, few are as
feared as Constant, whose Front
for the Advancement and
Progress of Haiti, or FRAPH,
waged a campaign of terror dur-
ing the 1991-94 military regime
that ousted President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide in a coup.
Human rights groups claim
FRAPH raped, tortured and
killed Aristide supporters by
the thousands.
"I would like him to pay for
what he did, but if he comes
back here, they'll put him in jail
for a little while and then let
him out," said Eramithe Delva,
who was raped in 1992 by five
FRAPH soldiers who also
severely beat her husband.
The mortgage fraud charge
against Constant carries a max-
imum penalty of five to 15 years
in New York state prison,
meaning he would not return
to Haiti for some time. Even if


he does, few believe the burly
50-year-old would receive pun-
ishment commensurate with his
alleged crimes under Haiti's
broken and corrupt court sys-
tem.
"There's a little chance of the
Haitian justice system being
able to try Toto Constant," said
Anne Sosin, director of Haiti
Rights Vision, a local human
rights group. She noted that
past figures from Haiti's bloody
coup period have walked free.

But others are urging Presi-
dent Rene Preval's government
to speed Constant's return,
arguing his case could benefit
the judiciary. A successful pros-
ecution of Constant, some say,
could boost Haitians' confi-
dence in a justice system bur-
dened by bribe-taking judges
and an enormous case backlog.
"Toto Constant should be
tried in Haiti so that the Haitian
people can regain trust in the


* MYLA Villard, a victim of FRAPH death squads, stands in front of the home where she was
raped in March 1992, Port-au-Prince. Emanuelle "Toto" Constant, the former leader of the
Revolutionary Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti, FRAPH, was ordered, Tuesday,
to face trial over mortgage fraud in the United States, delaying his deportation to Haiti.
(Photo: AP/Nick Whalen)


judicial system," said Pierre
Esperance, director of Haiti's
National Human Rights'
Defense Network.
Preval's government so far
has shown little interest in try-
ing Constant on Haitian soil.
"For us it's not one of the
biggest priorities. We have so
many things to do in this coun-
try that ... it's not a big preoc-
cupation," Haitian Foreign
Affairs Minister Jean Renald
Clerisme told The Associated
Press on Thursday.
Constant initially proclaimed
he had no fear of coming back
to Haiti but later told the judge
he would likely be assassinated


at the airport.
Asked why it's taken so long
for Constant to be deported,
Clerisme replied: "I don't know,
maybe he's powerful."
The son of a military officer,
Constant emerged as FRAPH's
leader after Aristide was top-
pled in 1991. Constant says he
worked for the CIA.
After US forces restored
Aristide to power in 1994, Con-
stant fled to the United States
and was allowed to live freely,
despite Haitian efforts to have
him face justice for leading
FRAPH's terror campaign.
Haitian officials suspected the
United States did not deport


Constant because he knew too
much about CIA activities in
Haiti, but the US intelligence
agency has publicly denied any
role in antidemocratic actions
in this country.
Villard said she is still haunt-
ed by her ordeal and wants to
see Constant rot in prison an
American one.
"Every time I see his face I
relive what happened to me,"
she said from a Port-au-Prince
outreach center where she
counsels other rape victims. "If
he comes back to Haiti, he
could rejoin his supporters and
the repression will start all over
again."


Venezuelans protest as private TV station



aligned to opposition goes off the air


VENEZUELA
Caracas

NATIONAL Guard troops
. fired tear gas and rubber bul-
lets Monday into a crowd of
protesters angry over a decision
by President Hugo Chavez that
forced a critical television sta-
tion off the air, according to
Associated Press.
University students blocked
one lane of a major highway
hours'after Radio Caracas Tele-
vision, ceased broadcasting at
midnight and was replaced with
a new state-funded channel.
Chavez had refused to renew
RCTV's broadcast licence,
accusing it of "subversive" activ-
ities and of backing a 2002 coup
against him.
Two students were injured by
rubber bullets and a third was
hit with a tear gas canister, said
Ana Teresa Yepez, an adminis-
trator at Caracas' Metropolitan
University. She said about 20
protesters were treated for
inhaling tear gas.
The new public channel,
TVES, launched its transmis-
sions with artists singing pro-
Chavez music, then carried an
exercise program and a talk
show, interspersed with gov-
ernment ads proclaiming, "Now


Venezuela belongs to every-
one."
Crowds of students demon-
strated across Caracas, saying
they fear for the future of free
speech.
"I plan to keep protesting
because we're Venezuelans and
it's our right," said Valentina
Ramos, 17, a Metropolitan Uni-
versity student who was hit in
the head with a tear gas canister
and received stitches.
She said the protest was
peaceful, but National Guard
troops said they acted after stu-
dents hurled rocks and sticks.
Police said 11 officers were
injured in separate protests on
Sunday that were broken up
with water cannon and tear gas.
Thousands of government
supporters reveled in the streets
as they watched the midnight
changeover on large TV
screens, seeing RCTV's signal
go black and then be replaced
by a TVES logo. Others
launched fireworks and danced
in the streets.
Inside the studios of RCTV -
the sole opposition-aligned TV
station with nationwide reach _
disheartened actors and come-
dians wept and embraced in the
final minutes on the air.
They bowed their heads in


* CROWDS of students demonstrate across Caracas in Caracas yesterday against the closure of
TV station Radio Caracas Television, RCTV.
(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

prayer, and presenter Nelson over to public use. cessor license." It said the EU
Bustamante declared: "Long Germany, which holds the expects that Venezuela will
live Venezuela! We will return European Union presidency, uphold freedom of speech and
soon." expressed concern .that. "support pluralism."
The socialist president says Venezuela let RCTV's license Founded in 1953, RCTV reg-
he is democratising the airwaves expire "without holding an ularly topped viewer ratings
by turning the network's signal open competition for the suc- with its talk shows, sports, soap


operas and comedy programs.
But Chavez accused the net-
work of helping to incite a failed
coup in 2002, violating broad-
cast laws and "poisoning"
Venezuelans with programming
that promoted capitalism.
RCTV's managers deny wrong-
doing.
The government promises
TVES will be more diverse,
buying 70 per cent of its con-
tent from independent
Venezuelan producers.
"We've come here to start a
new television with the true face
of the people, the face that was
hidden, the face that they didn't
allow us to show," said Roman
Chalbaud, a pro-Chavez film-
maker appointed by the gov-
ernment to TVES' board of
directors.
TVES received $4 million in
start-up funds from the govern-
ment, but officials say it also
may seek commercial advertis-
ing.
Most Venezuelan news media
are in private hands, including
many newspapers and radio sta-
tions that remain critical of
Chavez. But the only major sur-
viving opposition-sided TV
channel is Globovision, which
is not seen in all parts of the
country.


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Mafia driver's death unnoticed in




Cuba long after gambling days


* HAVANA
THE man who was Meyer
Lansky's driver and bodyguard
during the Mafia's heyday in
pre-Revolutionary Cuba died
earlier this year, a curious foot-
note in a communist-run coun-
try whose past as a gambling
Mecca for vacationing Ameri-
cans is all but forgotten.
There was no story in the
Communist Party daily Gran-
ma about the February 12 death
of Armando Jaime Casielles, at
age 75, from lung cancer. No
mention on Cuban state televi-
sion either, despite the decades
he spent promoting Afro-
Cuban dance and music in his
post-mafia years.
Casielles' close friend,
Enrique Cirules, got the news
through word of mouth.
"He liked his cigars, he liked
his whiskey, never stopped
working," Cirules told The
Associated Press. "He was a
very respected man."
A stout, reserved man who
sported eyeglasses, a goatee and
a pinky ring, Casielles was
among the last people alive with
firsthand knowledge of Mafia
operations in the colorful, deca-
dent Havana that thrived before
a young rebel named Fidel Cas-
tro seized power.
Stoic and discreet, Casielles
was there with Lansky during
numerous meetings with Cuban
dictator Fulgencio Batista, who
protected gambling businesses
on the island, and accompanied
him when the mobster traveled
around the Caribbean to talk
with underworld figures such as
Santos Trafficante Sr.
Casielles helped Lansky hide
in the Cuban capital in late 1957
after the Sicilian Mafia families
of New York tried to grab con-
trol of the mobster's Havana
operation, and violence erupted
in Manhattan.
And he was behind the wheel
of Lansky's silver-gray 1957
Chevrolet Impala convertible
on New Year's Eve 1958. As
word spread that Batista had
fled the island and Castro's


bearded rebels were close to
victory, he helped the gangster
scoop up millions of dollars in
profits from his Havana casi-
nos.

Mobs

The next day, Cuban mobs
euphoric over the revolution-
ary triumph ransacked the gam-
bling dens, exposing their deep
resentment of Mafia control of
the island. Bonfires of smashed
slot machines an.d roulette
tables raged in Havana's streets.
Soon thereafter, the revolu-
tionary government outlawed
gambling, prostitution and non-
prescription drugs, and the mob-
sters gave up without a fight.
"The gigantic projects of
gaming, drugs and sex; channels
of heroin to the United States,
and cocaine powder for the con-
sumption of thousands of
American tourists who visited
the wildest spots in Havana ...
were condemned to disappear
as soon as Batista's tyranny fell
apart," Cirules wrote in "The
Secret Life of Meyer Lansky in
Havana."
Available only in Cuba in
Spanish, it sold out when it was


published in 2004 and is now in
its second edition.
The book also revealed the
secret life Casielles led before
undergoing what he described
as a moral conversion, reject-
ing his Mafia past and becoming
the public relations director of
the Conjunto Folklorico
Nacional dance troupe for more
than three decades.
Born in Havana in 1931,
Casielles left the island in 1948
to study public relations at
Northwestern University, per-
fecting his English. He was a
card dealer in a Las Vegas casi-
no when Lansky persuaded him
to be his assistant in Cuba.
As Cirules researched his
book, the two men spent count-
less afternoons visiting Lansky's
haunts: the former military base
where Lansky and Batista met,
the Marina Hemingway where
Lansky took his mistress Car-
men; the hotels where raucous
Americans arriving on 80 daily
flights from the United States
once crowded around roulette
wheels and blackjack tables.
The Capri, the Rivera, the
Deauville, and the Nacional
hotels still stand today, destina-
tions for beach-seeking Euro-
peans on travel packages and the


* ARMANDO Jaime Casielles, former bodyguard and driver of
organized crime financier Meyer Lansky during the Mafia's
heyday in pre-Revolutionary Cuba, is seen in Havana, in this
February 7, 2005 file photo
(AP Photo/Jose Goitia)


rare American congressmen on
trade and fact-finding missions.
"I began to discover a Havana
that I never knew existed," said
the 68-year-old Cirules, who
grew up in eastern Camaguey
and didn't arrive in Havana until
long after the revolution.
Casielles described how Lan-


sky left Cuba for good with a
fake passport in April 1959.
Carmen accompanied him to
the United States, where he
died in 1983, 12 years after he
was indicted for allegedly skim-
ming millions of dollars from
the Flamingo hotel-casino in
Las Vegas. The charges were


dismissed because of his po0,
health.
Casielles didn't hide his years
with Lansky from others in Cas-
tro's Cuba, but "his life after
that was so different," said Her-
nandez. "He left behind a life of
wealth and shared all these dif-
ficult years with us."


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'AGE 14, TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007


LOCALNEWS**


'Mothers on the Move'


profiled in store campaign


JOHN Bull recently pro-
iled four Bahamian women
:i the community who are
successfull Entrepreneurs,
corporate Powerhouses.
religious Leaders and Hos-
i litv Professionals during
I leir MOM (Mother On
he Move) campaign. In
.ddition. John Bull cus-
miers were asked to sub-
lit Ol'iiltions for women
.*it they also felt were
supei moms, in one of the
above mentioned categories
ith the addition of Educa-
jr and Homemaker.
Jeanine Lampkin. CEO of
I mpkin. & Co: Lucia
't ighton, Attorney,
''inox Paton; Reverend
ngocla Palacious of the
n'gli an community and
ii c n cc Fullerton-Wi eight.
cziner International were
mon g those selected for
:','ir successful mananagementc


of career and family. The
MOM's offered words of
empowerment to other
Bahamian women who may
now or someday find them-
selves in the same situation.
Mother on the move,
Lucia Broughton, noted,
"As mothers constantly bal-
ancing the act of mother-
hood and career we must
always try to remember that
in any given 60 seconds that
we spend looking into the
eyes of our children while
listening, truly listening to
them, far more is accom-
plished in them and in the
whole world than the 60,000
seconds we spend meeting
the year-end deadline."
In the end, six very sur-
prised women came out on
top as their loved ones
expressed why their moth-
er, aunt. sister, grandmother
or friend should be recog-


nised for their special com-
mitment to motherhood.
Elated winners Floreika
Davis, Samantha Ellis, Luisa
Clark, Sandra Kemp, There-
sa Moxey-Adderley and
Hope Curry each took home
a John Bull Gift Card val-
ued at $350.00 and a design-
er gift basket.
N MOTHERS ON THE
MOVE Inga Bowleg,
Director of Business
Development, John Bull
Group of Companies and
Charlotte Leeder, Assis-
tant manager, John Bull,
Bay St. presented gifts to
winners of their recent M
0 M (Mother on The
Move) campaign. Pictured
left to right: Luisa Clark,
Floreika Davis, Samantha
Ellis, Charlotte Leeder,
Sandra Kemp, Hope Curry
and Inga Bowleg.


Venezuelans protest as private TV station goes off the air:


* CARACAS, Venezuela
NATIONAL Guard troops fired tear gas
and rubber bullets Monday into a crowd of
protesters angry over a decision by President
Hugo Chavez that forced a critical television
station off the air, according to Associated
Press.
University students blocked one lane of a
major highway hours after Radio Caracas Tele-
vision ceased broadcasting at midnight and
was replaced with a new state-funded chan-
nel.
Chavez had refused to renew RCTV's broad-
cast license, accusing it of "subversive"
activities and of backing a 2002 coup against
him.
Two students were injured by rubber bullets
and a third was hit with a tear gas canister,
said Ana Teresa Yepez, an administrator at
Caracas' Metropolitan University. She said
about 20 protesters were treated for inhaling
tear gas.
The new public channel, TVES, launched
its transmissions with artists singing pro-Chavez
music, then carried an exercise program and a


talk show, interspersed with government ads
proclaiming, "Now Venezuela belongs to every-
one."
Crowds of students demonstrated across
Caracas, saying they fear for the future of free
speech.
"I plan to keep protesting because we're
Venezuelans and it's our right," said Valentina
Ramos, 17, a Metropolitan University student
who was hit in the head with a tear gas canister
and received stitches.
She said the protest was peaceful, but
National Guard troops said they acted after
students hurled rocks and sticks. Police said
11 officers were injured in separate protests
on Sunday that were broken up with water
cannon and tear gas.
Thousands of government supporters rev-
eled in the streets as they watched the mid-
night changeover on large TV screens, seeing
RCTV's signal go black and then be replaced
by a TVES logo.
Others launched fireworks and danced in
the streets.
Inside the studios of RCTV the sole oppo-
sition-aligned TV station with nationwide reach


- disheartened actors and comedians wept and
embraced in the final minutes on the air.
They bowed their heads in prayer, and pre-
senter Nelson Bustamante declared: "Long,"
live Venezuela! We will return soon."
The socialist president says he is democra-
tizing the airwaves by turning the network's.
signal over to public use.
Germany, which holds the European Union,
presidency, expressed concern that Venezuela
let RCTV's license expire "without holding an.
open competition for the successor license."
It said the EU expects that Venezuela will
uphold freedom of speech and "support plu-'
ralism."
Founded in 1953, RCTV regularly topped
viewer ratings with its talk shows, sports, soap
operas and comedy programs. But Chavez
accused the network of helping to incite a failed
coup in 2002, violating broadcast laws and "poi-
soning" Venezuelans with programming that.
promoted capitalism. RCTV's managers deny
wrongdoing.
The government promises TVES will be
more diverse, buying 70 percent of its content
from independent Venezuelan producers.


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* LOS ANGELES
JOHNNY Depp and his pirate
friends pulled in a lot of plunder,
but fell far short of a record open-
ing day, according to Associated
Press.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World's End" raked in $43 mil-
Hon domestically Friday, well
behind the $59.3 million opening
day for "Spider-Man 3" just three
weeks earlier, according to stu-
dio estimates Saturday.
' The numbers for "At World's
End" were skewed somewhat
because the Walt Disney Co. had
preview screenings at about 3,000
theaters Thursday night in
advance of the movie's official
friday release.
, The movie pulled in $14 mil-
lion at those screenings, putting
its domestic total at $57 million in
just over a day. Without the
thursday screenings, much of
that business would have been
dpne on Friday instead, putting
"At World's End" in range of the
top single-day grosses.
"Spider-Man 3," released by
Sony Corp., had broken the sin-
gle-day box-office record of $55.8
million set last July by "Pirates
df the Caribbean: Dead Man's
Chest," part two in the action-
comedy franchise starring Depp
as boozy buccaneer Jack Spar-
row.
"Making $57 million in a day
and a half is not bad for a bunch
of pirates," said Paul Dergarabe-
dian, president of box-office
tracker Media By Numbers. "Had
all those preview numbers been
folded into Friday, it 'kould have
maybe been the second-bi.ggest
single day in history."
"At World's End" also grossed
$44.4 million Friday in 102 inter-
national markets. That put its
worldwide total at $142.5 million
since it began rolling out oler-
seas Wednesday.
Despite opening in a record
4,362 theaters, "At World's
End" is unlikely to break the
all-time.high for a three-da
weekend, also held bN

JOHNNY Depp
as Jack Sparrow in a
scene from 'Pirates
of Caribbean: At
Worlds End.'
(AP Photo/Disney
Enterprises,
Stephen Vaughan)


"Spider-Man 3" with $151.1 mil-
lion, said Chuck Viane, Disney
head of distribution.
"Spider-Man 3" snatched the
record away from the "Pirates"
franchise, which had set a new
high of $135.6 million with "Dead
Man's Chest."
Viane said the record Disney
aimed for is best four-day Memo-
rial Day weekend debut. That
record is held by last year's "X-
Men: The Last Stand" with $122.9
million.
"At World's End" has a shot at
that mark if it maintains its Friday
momentum.
"Today's date is what matters,"
Viane said Saturday. "What mat-
ters to me now is how is it.going
to do today?"
The length of "At World's
End" two hours, 47 minutes,
nearly half an hour longer than
"Spider-Man 3" is a factor,
limiting the number of screenings
theaters can squeeze in each day.
Reviews for "At World's End"
were mixed at best, though the
same was true for "Dead Man's
Chest" and other recent block-
busters including "Spider-Man 3"
and "Shrek the Third."
"We always have this disparity
between the critics and the com-
mercial," Viane said. "People just
love the idea of Johnny as this
character and the whole premise
of the trilogy coming to an end."


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* FORMER Immigration Minister Shane Gibson addresses the
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* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas Society of
Engineers has challenged the
Ingraham administration to
implement several laws and
initiatives to improve the play-
ing field for local engineers.
In the association's com-
mentary on the Speech from
the Throne, which was deliv-
ered by Governor General
Arthur Hanna last week, BSE
president Cyprian Gibson said
the commitments made by the
new administration are quite
promising and positive for all
sectors and participants from
within the built environment,
in particular the average
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He said that while there was
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tral focal point for the promo-


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tives, some of which BSE will
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Commonwealth: First




Bahamian financial




institution to surpass




$lbn in total assets


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
C commonwealth
Bank has
become the first
Bahamian finan-
cial institution to
surpass the $1 billion mark in
total assets, the bank's chair-
man told shareholders during
the institution's recent annual
general meeting.
In addition, the bank
increased the strength of its
capital base as it passed the
billion dollar mark, and at the
same time profits in 2006 were
27 per cent higher than in 2005.
"I am pleased to report to
you that in the year 2006.


Commonwealth Bank became
the first Bahamian financial
institution to surpass the $1 bil-
lion mark in total assets," said
T.B. Donaldson, the bank's
chairman.
"As we celebrated in our
annual report 'Our Journey'
we also recorded our tenth
consecutive year of record
profits, and I want you to know
that from our humble begin-
nings as a Bahamian bank in
1984 to where we are now is
not our destination, these mile-
stones are another footstep in
our journey."
CFO and Senior Vice Presi-
dent, Finance, Ian Jennings
called last year's performance
"remarkable."
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or more in arrears continued
at near record lows due to
more sophisticated pre-
approval checks. Most loans
were small, averaging below
$15,000, posing low risk. Those
figures, said Mr Jennings, cre-
ated the "-hidden strength of
the balance sheet.
The bank is very well poised
to protect itself and share-
holders against any downturn,"
the bank said in a release to
detail the results.
The release added that the
prominent theme of the AGM
attended by more than 200
shareholders was the under-
valuation of bank shares.
The bank said that share-
holder's shares have more than
doubled in value since the ini-


tial public offering in 2000.
Although Commonwealth
Bank was trading at $14.31 that
day compared to $6.00 when
they were first offered, finan-
cial analysts have advised that
shares continue to be under-
priced with few coming to mar-
ket, the release noted.
During the meeting, Mr
Donaldson also renewed a
commitment to remain firmly
entrenched in Nassau where
more than 80 per cent of the
bank's revenues were made
last year with Grand Bahama
contributing less than 16 per
cent and Abaco about 4 per
cent.
In addition, Mr Donaldson
noted that $9 million of the $10
million set aside for the Small
Business Loan Fund has been
approved to be advanced with
the bank allocating a further
$10 million to the fund for
2007.
The bank also announced it
would continue to focus on
extending its network of
branches as part of its com-
mitment "to bring banking to
the neighborhoods where
people live." Its latest "neigh-
borhood" branch, a modern
state of the art full-service facil-
ity in Golden Gates serves the
expanding southern popula-
tion has proved to be a suc-
cess.
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Public Utilities Commission


JOB OPPORTUNITY

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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
Director.
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
activities.
* Develop and facilitate processes for effective labour/management relations and
agreements.
* Administer compensation, benefits, and recognition and performance management
systems.
* 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
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
manager in a unionized organization of around 40 persons.
Professional Certification (PHR, SPHR, CHRP), an asset.
Good knowledge of legislation affecting employee rights and other employee
related.laws, immigration and copyright laws.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications particularly word, excel and power
point.
As a member of the PUC team, the successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive
benefits package and excellent opportunities for continued development. Starting salary
will be commensurate with relevant experience.
Interested applicants should deliver or submit their resumes to the PUC by 6 June,
2007 to: __
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I t.had long been the
belief that exchange
controls prevented for-
eign exchange from
leaving a country in which
the controls had been
imposed.
History, however, tells
another story.
Post war Britain main-
tained rigid exchange con-
trols and was constantly
forced to deal with financial
crises. Despite being as
developed as they were, they
even had on occasion to seek
assistance from the IMF.
After removing exchange
controls, funds flooded into
their economy and the pound
sterling gained new respect
and strength. The UK has
enjoyed a period of unprece-
dented prosperity since then.
We don't have to go far
afield to see the effects of
exchange controls and the
removal of exchange controls
on the flow of funds into an
economy. In the case of
Jamaica, while exchange con-
trols were in place the central
bank had negative Net Inter-
national Reserves.
Foreign exchange was
scarce and a black market
flourished. After the removal
of exchange control restric-
tions we saw Net Internation-
al Reserves grow to over
US$2.3 billion and an amount
of foreign exchange in excess
of that being held by
Jamaican individuals and
institutions in Jamaican
banks in) amaica.


Additionally it is estimated
that over 50 per cent of
Jamaica's global bonds are
owned by Jamaicans and
Jamaican institutions.
It is common knowledge in
The Bahamas that no one has
any difficulty obtaining for-
eign currency when they
need to. Whether it is by
legal or illegal means.
Savings
It is also common knowl-
edge that most Bahamians
with savings keep a portion
of these savings in foreign
exchange in banks abroad.
Therefore it is clear that the
restrictions now in place
actually achieve the opposite
of their intent, they keep for-
eign currency OUT not IN.
The Central Bank will
impose the appropriate
reserve requirements on for-
eign exchange deposits just as
they do on local deposits in
financial institutions.
Bahamians will bring their


foreign exchange home since
deposit rates are more attrac-
tive in the Bahamas than in
the US. Direct foreign invest-
ment while already strong
will get even stronger.
It will also be important
not to question or penalize
Bahamians who bring their
foreign currency home or
they may be tempted to leave
it abroad. We need to
remember it is their hard
earned savings.
With respect to those who
need foreign currency for
payment of imports and ser-
vices, it will not be the obliga-
tion of the Central Bank to
provide these funds. Those
who need them will have to
earn them or purchase them
from a licensed institution or
foreign exchange dealer.
There are so many benefits
to be gained from the
removal of these restrictions.
The sooner these controls
and restrictions are abolished
the sooner we will see these
benefits.


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he iilami teralbI TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 INTERNATIONAL EDITION


MARKETS


NEW RECORD: Chinese
investors check stock prices
Monday in Shanghai.


Most


Asian

"indexes


advance


HONG KONG (AP) -
Most Asian markets advanced
Monday as Japanese stocks
were lifted by gains in metal
and machinery shares and Chi-
nese and South Korean markets
rose to new records.
Stocks in Hong Kong and
Australia ended flat. Trading in
many markets was thin due to
holidays Monday in the United
States, Britain and Germany.
In Tokyo, stocks rebounded
from a two-day loss as high cop-
per and other commodities
futures in New York on Friday
boosted materials producers
such as Sumitomo Metal Min-
ing.
The Nikkei 225 index rose
106.38 points, or 0.6 percent, to
17,587.59, recouping some of Fri-
day's L22 percent drop.
News of Japan's Agriculture
Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka
suicide trimmed gains in the
afternoon with concerns linger-
ing about the impact it may
have on Prime Minister's
Shinzo Abe's Cabinet.
Gainers included Sumitomo
Metal Mining, which climbed
3.18 percent to $22.62, and Mit-
subishi Heavy Industries, which
rose 3.01 percent to $5.89.
S Sanyo Electric soared 3.2
percent to $1.58 in the last few
minutes of trading after the
electronics manufacturer said it
forecasts a group net profit of
$164 million for this fiscal year
after three years of losses.
In Hong Kong, stocks ended
little changed as investors
awaited key U.S. economic data
and the results of a local gov-
ernment land auction later this
week. The benchmark Hang
Seng Index rose 9.10 points, or
0.04 percent, to 20,529.76.
"The absence of leads is
keeping investors on the side-
lines today, with U.S. markets
closed today for [Memorial
Day] holiday," said Kitty Chan,
director of Celestial Asia Secu-
rities Holdings Asset Manage-
ment, said.
U.S. economic reports this
week include preliminary first
quarter economic growth fig-
ures, May non-farm payrolls
and the May unemployment
rate.
Investors in Hong Kong and
across Asia carefully watch
such numbers for indications of
the outlook for the U.S. econ-
omy, a major export market.
The property subindex
dipped 0.1 percent ahead of a
government land auction Tues-
day when two plots will be auc-
tioned off with expectation of
strong bidding interest. Cheung
Kong, property flagship of
tycoon Li Ka-shing, rose 0.5 per-
cent, while Henderson Land
rose 2 percent. Hang Lung
Properties fell 2.7 percent.
Computer maker Lenovo
stirged 3.6 percent after
upgrades by investment banks
after the company posted bet-
ter-than-expected fourth-quar-
ter results.
In the mainland Chinese
market, stocks surged to new
highs as investors were reas-
sured by the lack of any market
cooling measures over the
weekend, analysts said.
The Shanghai Composite
Index gained 2.2 percent at
4,272,11, and turnover on the
index was a record $34.4 billion.
Shenzhen Composite Index
rose 2.4 percent to 1,264.05, also
a record.


TECHNOLOGY


SONY/AP
TWISTED: Sony's flexible 0.01-inch television screen plays full-color videos and can be bent or dropped
without breaking. Sony hopes the screen will revive the company's high-tech image.















Sony unveils a video screen so thin it can be rolled up like paper


BY YURI KAGEYAMA
Associated Press
TOKYO In the race for ever-
thinner displays for TVs, cellphones
and other gadgets, Sony may have
developed one to beat them all a
razor-thin display that bends like
paper while showing full-color
video.
In a video Sony has released of the
2.5-inch display, a hand squeezes a
screen that is only 03 millimeters, or
0.01 inches, thick. The display shows
color images of a bicyclist stuntman
and a picturesque lake.
. Although flat-panel TVs are get-
ting slimmer, a display that's so thin
it bends 'in a human hand marks a
breakthrough.
Sony said it has yet to decide on
commercial products using the tech-
nology.
"In the future, it could get
wrapped around a lamppost or a per-
son's wrist, even worn as clothing,"
Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa
said. "Perhaps it can be put up like
wallpaper."


Tatsuo Mori, an engineering and
computer science professor at
Nagoya University, said some
hurdles remained, including making
the display bigger, ensuring
durability and cutting production
costs.
But he said the display's pliancy is
extremely difficult to imitate with
liquid crystal displays and plasma
display panels the two main dis-
play technologies now on the mar-
ket.
"To come up with a flexible
screen at that image quality is
groundbreaking," Mori said. "You
can drop it, and it won't
break because it's as thin as paper."
The display combines two tech-
nologies: Sony's organic thin film
transistor, which is required to make
flexible displays, and organic elec-
troluminescent display.
Other companies, including LG.
Philips LCD and Seiko Epson, are
also working on a different kind of
"electronic paper" technology, but
Sony said the organic electrolumi-


nescent display delivers better color
images and is more suited for
video.
Sony President Ryoji Chubachi
has said a film-like display is a major
technology his company is working
on to boost its status as a technologi-
cal powerhouse.
In a meeting with reporters more
than a year ago, Chubachi boasted
Sony was working on a technology
for displays so thin it could lie rolled
up like paper. He had predicted that
the world would stand up and take
notice.
Some analysts have .said Sony,
which makes Walkman portable
players and PlayStation 3 game con-
soles, had fallen behind rivals in flat-
panel technology, including Samsung
and Sharp.
But Sony has been marking a turn-
around under Chubachi and Chief
Executive Howard Stringer, the first
foreigner to head Sony, by reducing
jobs, shuttering unprofitable busi-
nesses and strengthening its flat TV
offerings.


ENVIRONMENT


Firms work to reduce packaging


* Companies are working to pare
down product packaging, thus
saving money and helping the
environment.
BY RICK CALLAHAN
Associated Press
The blank white cups made by
Berry Plastics of Evansville, Ind.
aren't just flexible and resistant to
splitting. They're also made from less
plastic than some other cups, through
a manufacturing process the company
guards so closely that it forbids photo-
graphs of its machines.
Berry Plastics is handling a grow-
ing number of redesign projects for
customers eager to make their prod-
ucts less bulky to help both their bot-
tom lines and the environment.
"It's not a fad anymore it's really
turning into a trend," said Curt Begle,
the Evansville company's vice presi-
dent of container sales.
Last year alone, the company -
which counts among its customers
Kraft, Nestle, Hershey's and Sherwin-
Williams Paints retooled about 30
customers' cups, tubs and other plas-
tic containers, shaving away more
than one million pounds of plastic per
year in one instance.
With more companies following
suit, Berry Plastics has even hired an
engineer devoted to repackaging pro-
jects.
Wal-Mart Stores is helping push
the trend along by encouraging its
66,000 suppliers to reduce their pack-
aging starting next year as part of the
world's largest retailer's goal of cut-
ting overall packaging 5 percent by
2013.
It's hard to say how much money


DANIEL R. PATMORE/AP
'GREEN' CUPS: Employee Curt Sills, 26, loads white plastic containers
into a machine to be printed at Berry Plastics in Evansville, Ind.


any particular company might save in
packaging because of the different
types of materials used, and 6ompa-
nies are reluctant to say for competi-
tive reasons, said Jim Peters, director
of education for the Institute of Pack-
aging Professionals. But the savings
can reach into the millions of dollars,
he said.
Indianapolis resident Ray Wilson
always looks for products with less
packaging, but said he still ends up
with bulky items in his cart. The 64-
year-old engineer recently bought
three compact fluorescent light bulbs
encased in a large plastic package.
"I'm looking at the packaging
around the bulbs and it's probably 14
inches by 18 inches of heavy duty


plastic," he said. "It sure would be
nice if you didn't have to buy all that
because it just goes in the trash."
Companies like Procter & Gamble
are paying attention. The world's
largest consumer product company
recently announced it would begin
rolling out in September liquid deter-
gents such as Tide and Cheer in
double-strength concentrations. That
will give consumers a bottle half the
former size but with the same number
of loads.
This spring, the maker of Poland
Spring, Arrowhead, Deer Park and
other brands began rolling out
half-liter plastic bottles about
15 percent lighter than those of com-
petitors.


sized as "price-is-right" food -
chains frequently discount it.
Given higher gasoline and other
prices, that's likely to continue.


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RESTAURANTS



Pizza



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fight for



top slice

U Competition in the pizza
market, where most business
is won through creative
marketing, is particularly
fierce.
BY RICHARD GIBSON
Dow Jones News Service.
The tussle between national
pizza chains these days is over
who's got the best "hand-tossed
style" crusts. But some of the
claims may amount to little more
than pie in the sky.
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domi-
no's Pizza and Louisville, Ky.-
based Papa John's International
admit they shape their dough into
pies on countertops. Throwing it
in the air can result in a thin cen-
ter that, when baked, leads to an
unstable pool of toppings in the
middle, a Domino's spokesman
says. Papa John's says it hand
stretches dough "for consisten-
cy's sake."
A spokesman for Pizza Hut, the
nation's largest chain and a unit of
Louisville-based Yum Brands,
wouldn't say how it turns dough
into "hand-tossed style" pies,
which it is heavily promoting. But
a recent visit to one of its shops
found the crew employing stretch
techniques as well.
"If we tossed them we'd proba-
bly get them too big," one
employee remarked.
SEEKING AUTHENTICITY
So why the sleight of hand over
the term? Partly to give the prod-
uct more perceived authenticity
and individuality, so consumers
don't think of their pizza as some-
thing stamped out by a machine.
More importantly, it's a way to
try to create news in what has
become a mature, low-growth
business more often marked by
deals and copycat products than
by innovation.
Competition continues to pile
on. Milford, Conn.-based Subway,
the nation's largest sandwich
chain, began adding pizza to its
menu recently. Last year Rich-
mond Heights, Mo.-based Panera
Bread Co. created a pizza-like,
thin-crust item it calls Crispani.
And Dunkin' Donuts, a unit of
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin'
Brands, is testing pizza in some of
its stores.
It's not just other big players
that worry pizza executives.
Often it's the pizzeria down on
the corner where sometimes
they really do toss their pie dough
that is stealing customers.
LOCAL SHOPS COMPETE
"Our industry has seen a shift
where all of the national brands
have lost market share and seen
significant reductions in traffic
growth at the expense of regional
and local pizza shops," Domino's
Chief Executive David Brandon
said on the company's recent
earnings conference call.
His counterpart at Papa John's,
CEO Nigel Travis, says the
smaller rivals not only tailor
products to local tastes but also
"focus more on quality than on
cutting prices."
Papa John's, the No. 3 chain
behind Pizza Hut and Domino's,
also is seeking to make purchases
more convenient by promoting
online ordering. And its looking
for ways to reward returning cus-
tomers in what Travis regards as
a "fairly disloyal category."
Limited-service restaurant
pizza in the United States is a $30
billion business, of which the
national chains have about 41 per-
cent. Among the Big Three, Pizza
Hut last year held an 18.1 percent
slice, Domino's 11.3 percent and
Papa John's 6.9 percent, according
to Technomic Inc., an industry
consulting firm.
Pizza long has been character-


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BUSINESS BRIEFS


* INDIA


GROWING: People read the morning newspaper outside
a newsstand in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.


Newspapers growing

throughout India


From Herald Wire Services
NEW DELHI More than 150 million Indians read a
newspaper every day compared with 97 million Americans
and 48 million Germans.
Circulation numbers in India are soaring, and advertising
is expected to grow by 15 percent this year.
Swaggering newspaper companies are betting that there's
more room to grow, especially in rural areas where reader-
ship remains low.
They continue to launch new papers and new editions
across this country of LU billion people.
The optimism is in large part due to India's economy,
expected to grow by 8 percent this year, and the rising
incomes and education levels that go with it.
Despite a booming technology industry that's helped fuel
economic growth, only 8.5 million of Indians use the Web,
according to government figures. And even some who use
computers don't see the Internet usurping print.


* PETROLEUM
OIL PRICES RETREAT AS
NIGERIAN STRIKE ENDS
Oil prices fell in light
trading Monday, eased by
the end of a Nigerian oil
workers' strike over the
weekend.
Still, with the Memorial
Day weekend formally sig-
naling the start of the U.S.
driving season, the market
anticipated potential
upswings in prices believing
that Americans were ready
to take to the highways -
despite near-record gasoline
prices.
But with Nigerian pres-
sures easing, light, sweet
crude for July delivery
dropped 65 cents to $64.55 a
barrel in late afternoon elec-
tronic trading on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.
The contract climbed more
than $1 to $65.20 a barrel
Friday before the U.S long
weekend. The exchange was
closed Monday to regular
trading because of a holiday.

* AUSTRALIA
REPORT: RIO TINTO
MAY BID FOR ALCAN
Anglo-Australian mining
company Rio Tinto may be
considering a $27 billion-
plus bid for Canada's Alcan
(AL), an Australian newspa-
per reported, but analysts
played down the benefits of
a linkup between the two
global companies.
Rio Tinto has hired
Deutsche Bank (DB) to
advise it on a possible bid
for Alcan, The Sydney
Morning Herald reported,
without citing sources.

* RUSSIA
COURT THROWS OUT
LAWSUIT AGAINST BP
A Siberian court threw
out a lawsuit filed by the
BP's (BP) local subsidiary
over the amount of gas it
produces, opening the way
for regulators to pull the
license to the company's
giant Kovykta gas field.
Analysts have called the
case symptomatic of a
broader drive by the Rus-
sian state to expand its influ-
ence in the oil and gas
industry, predicting that the
regulatory pressure will dis-
perse as soon as a deal is
sealed to allow state-con-
trolled gas monopoly OAO
Gazprom to take control of
the project.
Such a conclusion would
mirror Gazprom's entry to
the giant Sakhalin-2 lique-
fied natural gas develop-
ment off Russia's Pacific
coast, where Royal Dutch
Shell was elbowed into a
minority position.


* IRELAND
WORKERS AT DUBLIN
AIRPORT WON'T STRIKE
Baggage handlers at Dub-
lin International Airport
agreed to work in a newly
built section of the terminal,
'ending a standoff that had
threatened to disrupt opera-
tions at Ireland's major
airport.
The breakthrough fol-
lowed daylong talks
between managers of the
Aer Lingus airline and lead-
ers of Ireland's largest labor
union, the Services, Indus-
trial, Professional and Tech-
nical Union or SIPTU.
About 400 SIPTU-repre-
sented baggage handlers had
refused since April to move
into the new basement level.
of the airport's lone termi-
nal. Aer Lingus has devel-
oped the new lower level to
handle departures to Britain
and the United States.

INDIA
2012 SET AS DATE TO
END POWER SHORTAGE
India must build hun-
dreds of new power plants
over the next five years to
end the massive electricity
shortages that threaten the
country's rapid economic
growth, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh said.
India's economy has
expanded more than 8.5 per-
cent annually over the past
four years, but a widening
gap between the demand
and supply of electricity
threatens to derail growth.
During peak hours,
demand outstrips supply by
as much as 25 percept in
some parts of the country,
causing frequent outages
and forcing shutdowns at
factories and businesses.
Singh promised to
reward states that accelerate
work on new power genera-
tion facilities by waiving
some federal loans.

ITALY
NEWS AGENCY STRIKES
UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING
Journalists at Italy's
ANSA news agency called a
strike Monday afternoon to
last until Friday morning to
protest management talk of
possible job cuts, the agency
said.
The walkout began at
3 p.m. local time Monday
and was scheduled to last
until 7 a.m. Friday.
A statement from
ANSA's union representa-
tives said the journalists
were "upset, disappointed
and worried" about remarks
by ANSA's managementthat
there might be a 15 percent
cut in editorial staff.


INTERNATIONAL EDITION TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 1 4B


MEDIA


Disney weaves strong Web strategy


BY MEG JAMES
AND DAWN C. CHMIELEWSKI
Los Angeles Times
In the television networks'
stampede to stake claims on
the Web, The Walt Disney Co.
has taken the road less trav-
eled.
While media rivals strike
deals to get their TV shows on
as many websites as possible,
Disney is relying on the
strength of such popular ABC
shows as Lost and Grey's Anat-
omy to draw viewers to its
online destination instead.
Disney is treating the com-
puter monitor as just another
screen, and it's betting adver-
tisers feel the same way.
"Our goal is to really rede-
fine the whole idea of 'net-
work,' said Anne Sweeney,
president of the Disney-ABC
Television Group.
Technology, she said, "has
improved our relationship
with viewers by allowing us to
be more accessible to them.
We can now put our shows in
their hands when they want
them."
Disney and its ABC Televi-
sion Group have been Web
trailblazers among the major
broadcast networks.
ABC was the first to offer
full-length episodes of its pop-
ular shows for sale through
Apple's iTunes store. It also


MICHAEL DESMOND/ABC
ONLINE DEMAND: Disney believes TV shows like 'Lost' and
'Grey's Anatomy,' above, will attract people to its site.


was the first major network to
offer on-demand replays of its
shows online. In October 2005,
the network began offering
$L99 downloads of episodes of
Lost and Desperate House-
wives on iTunes. That porta-
bility appealed to a specific
niche, affluent geeks who are
voracious consumers of all
types of media and gadgets.
Forrester Research, in a
report expected to be released
this week, predicts that paid
video downloads will generate


$279 million this year, nearly
triple last year's amount. The
research firm also predicts
there is bigger money to be
made through advertising
sponsorships.
That's what ABC has found:
Viewers are willing to watch a
few commercials for the
opportunity to see online for
free the shows they missed on
TV. Disney's goal is to adapt
the television model, with
advertising paying the freight,
to the new medium.


"Like a flightless bird, the
paid video download market
in its current evolutionary
state will go the way of the
dodo, despite the fast growth
and the millions being spent
today," Forrester analyst
James McQuivey wrote in the
report. "Television and cable
networks will shift the bulk of
paid downloading to ad-sup-
ported streams where they
have control of ads and effec-
tive audience measurement."
Albert Cheng, executive
vice president of digital media,
is guiding the Disney-ABC
Television Group. Cheng, a
Harvard MBA graduate, was
tapped in 2005 just as Disney
was striking its landmark deal
with Apple.
The strategy, Cheng said, is
to employ the latest technol-
ogy to build a "branded" and
"consistent consumer experi-
ence" and provide an online
home for advertisers.
"The goal is to create a
great advertiser model in the
online world," Cheng said.
"Our agenda is to get interac-
tive advertising and take it to
the next level and to create
value for our partners."
The average age of the
abc.com viewer is 28 years old,
college educated and tech
savvy. By contrast, ABC's
median age is 47.


CONSTRUCTION



Demand for cranes skyrockets


BY MATT JOYCE
Associated Press
DALLAS It's daybreak
when Michael Machovsky
climbs nearly 200 feet to the
cab of his tower crane for a
10-hour day of hoisting equip-
ment and supplies across a
downtown construction site.
As morning joggers shuffle
by and commuter traffic backs
up, Machovsky methodically
swings the crane's jib and
drops the hook for the morn-
ing's first lift. The same ritual
is repeated across the Dallas
skyline as the construction day
rumbles to a start.
"You never want your hook
to sit still unless it's a break,
and that's very seldom" says
Tony Townley, a senior super-
intendent with Dallas-based
Beck Group.
Booming commercial con-
struction, an aging work force
and tighter certification
requirements are pushing
deniand for cranes and their
operators nationwide.
"Every marketplace that
we're in right now is satu-
rated," said Sam Latona, pre-
construction manager with
Turner Construction, a Dallas-
based company with offices
across the country. "All the
contractors are basically at
100 percent capacity and
exceeding it."
Commercial building is hot
in Texas, Florida, California,
New York and other parts of
the West Coast, Midwest and
Northeast, industry officials
say.
Spending on non-residen-
tial construction was up nearly
14 percent during the first
three months of 2007 from last
year, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau.
Ken Simonson, chief econo-


TONY GUTIERREZ/AP
THE CRANE STRAIN: Across the country, booming commercial construction and an aging
work force have contributed to the increasing demand for cranes and their operators.


mist with The Associated
General Contractors of Amer-
ica, said much of that spending
involves crane projects, such
as multistory hotels and
offices.
Despite a slowdown in
home construction, a strong
economy, including favorable
consumer spending and
employment rates, is helping
to fuel the projects. Projected
power and transportation
needs could also result in con-
struction activity, such as
power plants, wind farms,
transmission towers and high-
ways.
Attrition is thinning the
ranks of crane operators, said


Ronnie Bentley, business man-
ager of the International
Union of Operating Engineers
Local 178. He said demand is
the highest it's been during his
36 years in the industry.
"Nobody's son is getting
into it anymore," Bentley said.
"The average conventional
operator in our area is proba-
bly in his late 50s."
The Association of Equip-
ment Manufacturers has taken
to providing high school stu-
dents with information and
scholarships in construction.
The Milwaukee-based group
estimates the construction
industry will need to add a
total of 1 million jobs by 2012.


"It seems right now the
demand is outstripping the
ability to produce these cranes
on the manufacturing level,
and I think that's the case with
most of our competitors as
well," said Gary Vosper, Mor-
row's advertising director.
China's building boom is
pulling on the same resources
needed to build cranes, he
said.
"We've been told by the
factory that the availability of
high grade steel is becoming
an issue and affecting their
level of production," Vosper
said. "Sometimes we'll order a
crane and we may not get it
for 12 months."


RETAIL


Wal-Mart shareholders flock to meeting


BY MARCUS KABEL
Associated Press
Thousands of Wal-Mart
investors and employees will
pack a northwest Arkansas
sports arena Friday for the
giant retailer's annual share-
holder meeting, a mix of music
celebrity flash and serious
business with a pinch of criti-
cism from dissident share-
holders.
Investors will be closely
watching the presentations by
Chief Executive Lee Scott and
top executives for word on
growth strategies after the
company warned second quar-
ter profits may miss Wall
Street expectations.
The global retailer typically
packs the 18,000-seat Bud
Walton arena at the Univer-
sity of Arkansas in Fayette-
ville, about 30 miles south of
Wal-Mart headquarters in
Bentonville.
Activist shareholders rang-


ing from religious orders and
unions to a free-market think
tank are offering 11 proposals.
Such measures typically fail to
win majority support.
This year's proposals
include calls for Wal-Mart to
report on the gap in pay and
benefits between its top exec-
utives and lowest paid work-
ers, on the percentage of stock
awards to employees based on
gender and race, on the need
for universal healthcare plans
and on the grounds for its
charitable giving.
It is always a well-choreo-
graphed event with a
sprinkle of big-name perform-
ers to serenade the audience.
Recent years included stage
appearances by Garth Brooks,
Jon Bon Jovi and Jessica
Simpson.
At the shareholder meeting
and at an analyst conference
immediately afterward, ana-
lysts will be listening for any


news on Wal-Mart's growth
strategies for its core U.S.
namesake stores, whose sales
dwarf its faster-growing inter-
national business and its Sam's
Club membership warehouse
chain.
"What everyone is wanting
to hear is that they are going to
get it right on fashion and
they're going to get it right on
home [decor]," said Patricia
Edwards, a portfolio manager
and retail analyst at Went-
worth, Hauser & Violich in
Seattle, which holds about
42,000 Wal-Mart shares.
Apparel and home furnish-
ings are two areas that
Wal-Mart has identified as its
weakest, weighing down sales
gains in electronics, food and
pharmacy.
Wal-Mart is trying to find
the right balance between low
prices and adding more brand
names to departments like
home electronics after a brief,


foray last year into higher-end
fashion brought disappointing
results.
Wal-Mart's sales at estab-
lished U.S. stores, a key retail
benchmark, have been trailing
those at smaller rivals like
Target and fell in April by 3.5
percent, the worst showing in
at least 27 years.
Wal-Mart warned this
month that earnings in the sec-
ond quarter might fall below
analysts consensus of 79 cents
per share as it offers more dis-
counts and as high gas prices
take cash out of the pockets of
its core lower income shop-
pers.
A.G. Edward & Sons retail
analyst Robert Buchanan said
he would like to see the com-
pany trim its longer term earn-
ings guidance to reflect what
Buchanan calls a more realis-
tic level for a retailer that has
grown into the world's largest
company by revenues.


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THF TRIBUNE


BSE expresses pleasure with,





appointment of ministers



Bahamas Society of Engineers says PM chose 'competent scientific


and technical professionals' to lead the Ministry of Works

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N By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

of Ek Ti-. l r l s h:-n
expr_ .rd i-d plc.-
si;lIC 11 li. it. --n[
appointinlcnl ol I il [lij .LIL .i\
as theiL M inistelr .I \\ .rk, and
I ransporlt and I'hliii n ,i Nc\ -
nouLr as the M NiilM\ >o Stat.il
for Public 'tilitit.- ,.\ inLg Ihat
in the choice PF'.i, Mi nistir
Hubert Ingrah..ii, lh identi-
fied "competent cicni itic nd
technical profes-i. n.i-" tio lead
the Ministry of \\, rk-
The association a.,lIo touted
the engineering, t.i.nc-i and
technology secili ., tihe ne\[
great pillar of t)i: ccon-lon\
In their commentary on the
Speech from the'Throne, Soci-
ety President Cyprian Gibson
noted that "Mr Deveaux is an
experienced and accomplished
scientific practitioner and busi-
nessman. He has excelled in
both ihe pilnNic and the private
seclo!S. *4
"Mr Neymour." he contin-
ued. "is a seasoned engineer


%\th a health of qualmt e\pc-
rifnc f in both the private and
public sectors,. both locall. and
iniernallonall\.
-This therefore should pro-
%ide gre.l conilort to the 'scc-
tor, The BSE is looking for-
\% rd to thi- tirenrd being itrns-
l.itcd lurthel [o the Boards ol
t[h. .riou' public utililics., nd
,thet technologicall-mlminded
in'-titution'."
Mr Gib-on said thaj loo
olten bankers. businemnien
and other pollcal operaipies
are appointed but no balance is
provided to ensure that thc
necessjar technical compo-
nents jre represented
The BSE. he added. is com-
miuted to raising the overall
standards of the engineering.
science and technology sectors.
and once again offers its ser-
vice to assist government in
accomplishing it.
Mr Gibson said the society
has noted the government's
overall commitments that have
been made to the environment,
to accountability and trans-

SEE page 10


is looking for


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



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZ NELSON OF
MONTROSE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 22nd day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.






International Offshore Bank is seeking
a TRADING BACK OFFICE ASSISTANT.

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

Proven knowledge of MS Office
products.

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


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* MINISTER of Works and Transport Earl Deveaux


Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
positions in the following areas:
ELEMENTARY:
Physical Education Teacher
Music Teacher
Teacher for grades 1 through six
HIGH SCHOOL
Religious Studies Christian Values
Mathematics Information Technology
Mathematics Physics
Physics Biology
French and Spanish or Literature
English language and Literature
Food and Nutrition Needlework Art
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
area 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
forwarded to:

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


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commercial office spaces available in a
range of sizes. Ground floor &
penthouse. Near hospitals, courts &
downtown Bay St.
Starting at $18 per sq. ft.


Linda Eldon
Property Manager
Tel: (242) 356-5030
Email: linda@grahamrealestate.com
Web: www.grahamrealestate.com


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Please Call (242) 327-7562


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Specializing in:
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THE 2007 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

KPMG is currently accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship programme. One
scholarship will be awarded for a student to attend the College of The Bahamas and
the other to an internationally recognized university. This programme provides
financial support to Bahamian students attending recognized universities and
colleges who have a career goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant or are
interested in obtainilng a recognized Finance designation.
S The scholarship will be awarded to deserving Bahamian students with outstanding
scholastic achievement and who have demonstrated that they are well rounded
students. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and
two recommendations to KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P. 0. Box N-123,
Nassau, Bahamas, no later than Friday June 22, 2007.
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Trusted international compa-
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advanced internet technology
will be assisting BTC with the
improvements to the present
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Over the next few weeks
customers may experience


some degraded service, how-
ever BTC will seek to keep
these to a minimum.
The Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company Limited
has provided internet services
to The Bahamas since 1996.
On August 30, 2006, BTC
rebranded One Line DSL
service to I-Connect signifi-
cantly lowering monthly costs
for residential customers.
"We are committed to pro-
viding high quality customer
service as we continue to pro-
vide our customers world
class products and services,"
the company said in a recent
release.
I-Connect has been the
banner sponsor for many
educational, civic, sporting
and social activities including
the "Student in the Spotlight
Know that You Can" pro-
gramme which seeks to assist
in raising the national grade
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INSIGHT


GOVERNMENT NOTICE
Ministry Of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture

NOTICE
PROCUREMENT FOR GENERAL PAPER SUPPLIES FOR THE YEAR 2007
1.0 The Ministry of Education, Youth Sports & Culture (hereafter
called the "Purchaser") now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers
for the procurement of General Paper Supplies for the School
Year 2007.
2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents
from the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports & Culture, Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from
Monday, 21st May, 2007 and obtain further information, at the
second address given below.
3.0 Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in
a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed
with the subject bided on ("General Paper Supplies")
4.0 Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first
address, on or before Friday, 15th June, 2007 by 5 pm (local
time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since they
may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned
unopened.
5.0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10am on Tuesday, 19th June, 2007 at the first address below.
(1) The Chairman Tender
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 327-1530


(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education, Youth,
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571


Sports & Culture


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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


ILI4 PALTA-t -A


Vcbb T, BAHAMA '
Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs '., .-" r(-G & TRAININGBAH s.


UNDER THE STARS
FESTIVAL 2007


GALA CONCERT
Saturday June 16 2007 7:00 P.M.
The College of The Bahamas
Band Shell Poinciana Drive Oakes Field


Featuring


FABULOUS MUSIC
GOURMET DINING
CASH BAR
TICKETS ON SALE AT
CHAPTER ONE BOOKSTORE and
in THE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION, Block A
Oakes Field Campus
Gala Concert and Dinner $175 For reservations,
Includes GaLa Concert and Dinner sponsorship oTy tci!.
Gold $80 and hif t it,
Includes Gala Concert & Hors d'Oeuvres plcasc( ci-i
General Admission $50 at telephone s
Student Admission (with COB ID) $25 302-4304/4353/4354/4366


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Executive Producer Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
Show Producer Roscoe Dames "Mr Jazz"
Catering by Alexandra lAltexandra Mailtis Lynch)


Js


A FAB CONCERT
Friday, June 15, 2007
7:00 p.m.
COB Bandshell
Contact
Office of Communication
302.4304
302.4366
302.4353


and The 30-Member
New Washingtonian Orchestra
from the famed
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
ROYAL SPONSOR
BRISTOL CELLARS
Tickets on sale at
CHAPTER ONE BOOKSTORE
Thompson Boulevard


SESSIONS
Friday, June 15, 2007
10:0Oam to 12:00 noon
and
:00o p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact
Office of Communication
7 302.4304
302.4366
302.4353
i,. ritcer now. Space is Limited.


Bujo Kevin Jones
Drummers Clinic (2 hours)
Nicki Gonzalez
The Tricks & Traps of a Solo Career
(1 hour)
Phittip Martin
Pursuing your dream and a
professional career (1 hour)
Roscoe Dames
The Music Business
From The Islands to The World


For junkanoo artists, school and community band,


and music entrepreneurs


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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS


Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs


CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION
& EXTENSION SERVICES

Personal Development Workshops
Summer Semester 2007

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals
of superior customer service. It focuses on customer value, retention and relationship
building and employee motivation.

Date: Thursday, 31 May 2007
Time: 9:30am 4:30pm
Venue: Grosvenor Close Campus (Shirley Street)
Tuition: $170.00

EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals
of Microsoft PowerPoint. It focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint
presentations.


Date:
Time:
Venue:


Thursday, 7 June 2007
9:30am 4:30pm
CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road

$160.00


Tuition:


WEB PAGE DESIGN
This course will cover Web Page Creation, Web Site Management and HTML.
Persons who enjoy fiddling with computers and would like to create their own web
pages are encouraged to attend. Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics,
Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of web pages.


Date:
Time:
Venue:

Tuition:


Thursday & Friday, 14th & 15th June 2007
9:30am 4:30pm
CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road

$550.00


ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-
0093/ 328-1936 or email. All fees are included with the exception of the
application fee of $40.00 (one time). When submitting application, kindly
provide copies of the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right
to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course Materials




All residents of North Eleuthera interested in taking the Single
Phase Electrical course with The College of The Bahamas, which
begins on 8 June, 2007, are asked to contact Tomacena Albury at
Spanish Wells All Age School at 335-1732 or 333-4052 concerning
registration.


EDUCATING & TRAINING BAHAMALA~&~ t


0 6*
COBPrel'*en

Hono red


President Janyne M Hodder is one
of two persons who will be
honoured by Bishop's University
of Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada,
where she served as Principal and
Vice Chancellor for nine years from
1995 to 2004.

At. Bishop's Convocation on
Saturday, June 9, 2007, President
Hodder will be awarded the Degree
of Doctor of Civil Law (Honoris
Causa) in recognition of her stellar
contributions to the growth of the
University. The other awardee for
the honorary doctorate will be an
award-winning novelist, historian
and essayist, Mr Ronald Wright.


COB celebrates with our president this signal honour being paid to
her.

The College of The Bahamas
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute
Professional Pastry Workshops
May 16-25, 2007

Featuring Certified Master Pastry Chef
Bo Friberg of California



The College of The Bahamas advises of the followingchanges to the schedule of;
Professional Pastry Workshops with Chef Bo Friberg, May 16-25, 2007:1
Nassau
The Marzipan Workshop scheduled to be held Thursday, May 24th in Nassau will,
now take place rin Wednesday,-May 23 at the Culinary and Hospitality Managemen&
Institute on Thompson Boulevard. '
Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Plated Desserts Workshop scheduled to be held in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
on Wednesday, May 23rd has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 24 at the Best
Westin Resort.
Both sessions run from 8:30am to 12:30pm as previously announced.
The College regrets any inconvenience due to this schedule change.


COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES
NORTHERN CAMPUS
THEME: "THE WAIT IS OVER WALK INTO YC


EVENT


Honours Convocation
Graduation Rehearsal

Baccalaureate Service


Graduates' Award Breakfast

Commencement


DATE


Thursday, May 17, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007


TIME
7:00pm
6:00pm

7:00pm


7:30pm

5:30pm


2007


)UR SEASON"

LOCATION
Northern Campus Grounds
Convention Centre,
Our Lucaya
Church of God of Prophecy
Community at Heart
Tabernacle, Coral Road
Salon II, Convention Center
Our Lucaya
Convention Center,
Our Lucaya


___________________________1____________________________ S


COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES
NASSAU
THEME: "THE WAIT IS OVER WALK INTO Y(


EVENT

Honours Convocation
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Rehearsal
Baccalaureate Service

Graduates' Dinner

Commencement
President/Alumni Reception


DATE


TIME


Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007


7:00pm
7:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pmr

7:00pm

10:00am
Immediately Following
Commencement Ceremony


2007

)UR SEASON"
LOCATION

Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd. ,
BCPOU Auditorium, Farrington Road :
Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.:
Golden Gates World Outreach Ministry
Carmichael Rd.


Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa,
Cable Beach
Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.
Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.


NOTICE.

All residents of South Andr interested
in taking the Single Phase Electrical course
with The College of The Bahamas, which
begins on 8 June, 2007 are asked to contact
Rev. Dorinda Dean at 368-2676
concerning registration.

All residents of North and Central
Andros interested in taking the
Journeyman Plumbing course with The
College of The Bahamas, which begins
on 8 June 2007 are asked to contact Rev.
Dorinda Dean at 368-2676 concerning
registration.


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Dinner Menu (Platinum Tickets)
Shredded Beef Quesadillas
With Sweet Pepper Jelly & Jalapeno Cream
African Fried Avocado Bites
With Tomato-Date Jam & Tamarind Vinaigrette
Cuban Ham Croquettes
With Mango Aioli
Bahamian Conch & Crab Cakes
With Voodoo Cocktail Sauce & Pepper Jelly
Cuban Roast Pork
With Cilantro Aioli on Plantain Rounds
Sirloin steak, Aji Amarillo & Mushroom Spring Rolls
With Chimichurri Sauce
Cuban Style Yucca Chips
& Garlic-Herb Monitor
Columbo & Banana Roasted Chicken Samosas
& Mango Salsa
Pumpkin & Black-Eyed Pea Accras
With Creole Sauce

Hors d'oeuvresTable (Gold Tickets)
Cuban Cream Cheese, Guavas & Crackers


Mozambiquian Potato & Fish Spread
Rum-Pickled Chillis & Toasted Naan Chips
An Assortment of Latino & European Cheeses
Selection of Fresh Tropical Fruit


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should also following the
required consultations pro-
mote the various lists of
approved Bahamian Engineers
and related Regulatory Bod-
ies, governmental and non-
government, to all potential
investors.
He said that government
ought to ensure that there are
equal opportunities for local
engineering and related pro-
fessionals by encouraging
investors/developers to adver-
tise locally and to publish local-
ly requests for expressions of
interest.


Agreement
In addition, Mr Gibson said
that the association would like
to see an agreement put in
place so that wherever there
are joint ventures between
international and local con-
sulting firms or agencies, there
is an agreement to allow for
adequate transfer of knowl-
edge to the local engineers by
instructing the foreign consul-
tants to involve the local engi-
neers/consultants in all aspects
of the project the conceptu-
alization, planning, develop-
ment, design, implementation,
operation and maintenance,
etc and wherever possible


implementing specific training
programmes.
He also called for adequate
well trained and adequately
compensated local profession-
als and for the government to
ensure that there are proper
training and mentoring systems
in the ministries to ensure that
the industry is sustained along
with allied support staff.
Mr Gibson added that the
association would like to
ensure that there is a formal
mechanism in place to consult
local professionals on matters
of national importance and
work along with local engi-
neers to ensure that the Pro-
fessionals Engineers Act is
enforced and has teeth.


VILLA #49, ANDROS BEACH COLONY
SUBDIVISION, NICHOLL'S TOWN,
ANDROS ISLAND, BAHAMAS

The property is 10,436 sq. ft. and comprises a 2 Bed, 2 Bath,
Living room, Dinning room andriKitchep all in one and.is located
within five minutes walk.from beach. Gross floor area 961 sq. ft. j

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
At: 509-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested person should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before June 29, 2007.





Tradelnuest
TradeInvest Asset Management Ltd., a private wealth management company seeks to
employ a Senior Qualified Accountant with public accounting experience.
Responsibilities include
Setting up and maintaining a complex multicurrency general ledger. Prcpairaion of
quarterly management
accounts and IFRS compliant statements.
Monitor and record securities transactions. Liaise with brokers, trustees, admiinisirators
and banks as necessary. Preparation of portfolio valuations and reconciliations.
Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit.
The ability to develop accounting practices and
procedures as required.
Qualifications
CPA, ACCA or CA qualification.
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
3 years post qualification experience with a public accounting firm.
Knowledge and experience in accounting lor mutual funds private placementls and
derivative transactions.
Tradelnvest offers a competitive salary, group medical, annual bonus and a pro idenl
pension fund.
Interested persons should apply beforeN Mlay 3(. 2007 as follows:
President
TradeInvest Asset Management Ltd.
Lyford Manor, West Building
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N 7776 (Slot 193)
Lyford Cay, N.P., Bahamas


Or by email to ddelaney@tradcinvest.com


FOR ADDITIONAL INFO,
PLEASE CONTACT
CAMPUS LIFE DEPARTMENT
302-4525/302-4592.
REGISTER NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED


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Junior Engineers Wanted




Established Bahamian engineering firm seeks Junior Civil Engineer
(Ref.# 102) and Junior Structural Engineer (Ref,# 103).
Prospective candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil
Engineering from an ABET accredited university,
Proficiency in AutoCAD a must. Knowledge of Microsoft Project, AutoDesk
Civil 3D and other land development software a plus. Responsibilities
include engineering design and investigations, design quality assurance
and construction quality control,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.


We are an industry leader, offering stimulating work and competitive
benefits. Please send resume to bahamasengineeringjobs@yahoo.com
with the appropriate reference number in the subject line.

Salary commensurate with experience.


other more established sectors
of our economy such as
Tourism and Banking, both the
Bahamian consumer, and the
foreign investor alike will ben-
efit from trends toward
increased competition for pro-
fessional services," said Mr
Gibson.
He noted that both a Free-
dom of Information Act and
Convention against Corruption
Act would minimise any
efforts toward the award of
lucrative contracts by
favouritism.
"The Freedom of Informa-
tion Act will also have the ben-
efit of making important tech-
nological studies of national
concern conducted by both
government and foreign
investors available to more
local professionals, which will
have the overall effect of


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that INDITANE FLORISMA OFt
69 PODELO STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying.
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,;
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,4
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 22nd day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible*
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,e
Bahamas.






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Bookkeeper/Office Assistant
* Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction
office
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
orders
* 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 e
Harbour, Abaco or fax # 242-367 2930.
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Qualified applicants should be able
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8p.m. to 5a.m. and be prepared to,
submit job references and clean police:
record.


Interested persons should
send resume to:

c/o DA 18973P

P.O. Box N-3207

or

Fax: 328-2398


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FROM page 5 increasing best practices and "This would be a great win
standards across the local sec- for the Bahamian professional,
parency, to the creation of tors. It will also mean better as it is a known fact tlat
more Bahamian ownership of services, as professional reports Bahamian investors prefer
the tourism sectors, and specif- would be subject to greater Bahamian engineers and relt-
cally a noted commitment to scrutiny," he said. ed professionals, while large
bring into force the United foreign investors usually bring
Nations Convention against Com mI itm ent their engineers and other pro-
Corruption, and a Freedom of fessionals in with them. BSE's
Information Act. All of these Mr Gibson also ackriowl- position of course is that all -
measures are supported by the edged the government's com- engineering works conducted -
BSE. mitment to increasing the num- in the Bahamas, should active-
"As the built environment ber of Bahamian owned ly, and significantly involve
s far less regulated than the tourism related developments. Bahamian engineers."


A well established Media Company is


Citi

Citi, a leading financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries
and with over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking a candidate
for the following position:

Legal Vehicle Manager

This senior position will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer of
Bahamas/Cayman, and will be responsible for managing the legal vehicle
department. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring
compliance with all local regulatory requirements and Citi policies with
regard to the sound corporate governance of legal vehicles incorporated
in the Bahamas/Cayman. The candidate will interface with businesses
located locally and in other countries to disseminate advisory information
related to Corporate Governance policies, principles and establish
processes to gather data, report information and provide analysis related
to financial, audit, compliance and risk control policies and activities.

The position requires excellent administration, judgment/ decision
making, interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong
management and organizational skills. Additionally, excellent knowledge
of the local regulatory environment is required. A law or accountancy
.qualification with seven plus years of law/finance related experience
would be preferred.

Interested candidates should fax OR forward a copy of their resume to

Human Resources,
P.O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, The Bahamas,

Fax: 242-302-8732 by June 11, 2007.


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Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 25 May 2007.
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,776.43 / CHG 02.01 /%CHG 00.11 / YTD 100.24 / YTD % 05 98
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Securit y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.85 0.54 Abaco Markets 1.18 1.18 0.00 -0.282 0.000 N/M 0.00%
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.548 0.400 7.5 3.45%
9.30 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.30 9.30 0.00 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%
2.95 1.30 Bahamas Waste 2.77 2.95 0.18 1,000 0.243' 0.060 12.1 2.03%
1.49 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.067 0.020 19.4 1 54%
10.42 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.42 10.42 0.00 0.949 0.240 11.0 230%
2.10 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.245 0.080 8.6 3.81%
14.50 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14.40 14.50 0.10 2,508 1.152 0.680 12.6 4 69%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.04 5.28 0.24 0.112 0.049 45 1 097%
2.76 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.40 2.40 0.00 0.234 0.000 10.3 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.96 5.96 0.00 0.694 0.240 8.6 4.03%
12.49 11.25 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.779 0.570 16.0 4.56%
14.70 12.30 FirstCaribbean 14.37 14.37 0.00 0.977 0.500 14.7 3.48%
17.18 10.50 Focol 17.18 17.18 0.00 1.657 0.520 10.4 3.03%
1.05 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.54 0.54 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.20 7.20 0.00 0.532 0.100 13.5 1.39%
9.10 8.52 J.S. Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.868 0.570 10.4 6.30%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
a-...
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.234 1.185 12.6 8.12%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.034 0.000 26.2 0 00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 0.021 0.000 26.2 0 00%
52wK-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3398 1.2887 Colina Money Market Fund 1.339837*
3.1827 2.8564 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.1827***
2.6629 2.3560 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.662852**
1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286.""
11.4992 10.9739 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.4992"*.
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 18 May 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 30 Ar,[ 2n"'
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 10 Api p 27007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1, 1994 = 100 in Ap;ii 2007
-..... 30 April 2007
TO TRADE CALL. COLINA 242-502-7010 / FIDELITY 242-356-7764 / FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503


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in three months what the bank had pro-


jected would be achieved in six months,"
said Mr Jennings.
"Commonwealth Bank passionately
believes in staff development and training
and in positively impacting our communi-
ties as a good corporate citizen," Mr Don-


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Don't throw away old TEXTBOOKS
Bring them to

STOP-N-SHOP BOOKSTORE
Trade them for next year's TEXTBOOKS
Or make them available for next year's
students
Call or Visit our offices
Tel:(242) 394-4949 East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3050 Nassau, Bahamas
E-mail: shopkeeper@stopnshopbahamas.com
Website: www.stopnshopbahamas.com
8AVBS SAVE! SAVEM


aldson added. "This is a great Bahamian
success story, one that is the reflection of
not one person but of everyone working
together, a demonstration that the
Bahamas can compete with the best in
the world."


SUBS


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading financial
institutions in the Caribbean. Through our Business Area Wealth
Management International, we look after wealthy private clients
by providing them with comprehensive, value enhancing
services. Our client advisors combine strong personal
relationships with the resources that are available from across
UBS, helping them provide a full range of wealth management
services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking for a
candidate in the following position:
Senior Client Advisor European Desk
In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

Supervising a team of Client Advisors
Advising and servicing existing clients including travelling
Acquisition of new clients
Proposing of investment solutions

We are searching for a personality with extensive experience in
wealth management, specialized in the fields of customer
relations, investment advice and portfolio management.
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid knowledge of
investment products are key requirements. A proven track
record in a comparable position with a leading global financial
institution as well as fluency in English and German, fluency in
another language (Spanish, Italian or French) is a plus.

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:


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UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


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MAY 2007


JUNE 2007


27 28 29 30 31 1 2


Monday, May 28 and Friday June 1 are holidays

We will be closed from 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29 through
Saturday, June 2.
We will re-open on Monday, June 4.

We regret any inconvenience
to our valued customers.







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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


2007
CLE/GEN/No.00131


Common Law Divison
BETWEEN


MICHAEL V. MALONE
AND
MERLE RODGERS


ORDER FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE

Dated the 27th day of April A.D. 2007.
Before the Honourable John Lyons Justice of the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
UPON THE APPLICATION of the Plantiff herein.
UPON READING the Afftidavit of Mr. Jack Davis.
UPON HEARING Mr. Ronald S.E.A. Ferreira Esq. Counsel and
Attorney-at-Law for the Plaintiff herein.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERD that the Plantiff have leave to issue
and serve any Pleadings, Judgements or Orders herein, Pursuant
to the Rules of The Supreme Court herein, Pursuant to the Rules
of The Supreme Court Order 61, rule 4 (0.61, r4) and such service'
be effective by inserting and publishing an advertisement to the
above named Defendant, Merle Rodgers in a local Nassau daily
on two occasions one week apart.
AND that such advertisement so published shall be deemed to be
good and sufficient service of any such Pleadings, Judgements or
Orders on the Defendant, Merle Rodgers.
AND that the costs of this application be costs in the cause.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
REGISTRAR
PENAL NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that should you Merle Rodgers, Defendant fail to:
obey the above Order you will be liable to process of Execution
to compel you to obey the same.

Dated this 17th day of May A.D., 2007
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
REGISTRAR 0
Ferreira & Company
Chambers
Kemp Building
#39 East Street, North
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Second Defendant


IN THE SUPREME COURT


Plaintiffs


Defendant


RBC
FINCO


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NOTICE TO
SHAREHOLDERS

The Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited hereby
notifies all of its Shareholders that the Bank's
actual net profit, based on unaudited results
for the quarter ended 30th April 2007 was
$4,920,952. As a result, an interim dividend
of thirteen cents (13 cents) per Ordinary Share
will be paid on 12th June 2007, to all
Shareholders of record as of 5th June 2007.

The Bank's total assets stood at
$691,252,343 for the quarter ended 30th April
2007.



KEVA L. BAIN

S--- CORPORATE SECRETARY

Dated this 29th May, 2007


ESSAY COMPETITION




The Ministry of the Public Service, will
hostlan 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 in participating should
write a 250-300 words (Junior High),
and 450-500 words (Senior High), essay
on the topic: "The Public Service -
Promoting Quality Service in the
Workplace".

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

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

The winners will be announced during
the Eight Annual Public Service Week
Awards Ceremony scheduled for 6th
October, 2007.


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Must have 3 years Sales experience
Must be well spoken and confident
Must be 25 years Or Older
Must be a quick learner
Must have good writing skills
A base salary and commission
Resume
Two references
Police record
NO PHONE CALLS
Apply in person at Bahama Divers, Nassau Yacht
Haven, East Bay Street between the hours of
10am 12noon.



CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING

Nassau Motor Company's

Parts Department
will be closed for stocktaking...







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