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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 5/31/2007
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PM presents 2007/08

budget, predicts 10%

increase over 06/07

Tribune Staff Reporter
PRESENTING a govern-
ment budget described as
being "completely owned by
the FNM", Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday
told the country that the
Bahamas is expected to
achieve an estimated recurrent
revenue of $1.490 billion in
the fiscal year of 2007/08 an
increase of almost 10 per cent
over 2006/07.
Delivering the 2007/08 bud-
get communication yesterday
morning in the House of
Assembly, Mr Ingraham said
.that it is projected that recur-
rent revenue will increase by
9.9 per cent over the $1.356
billion in estimated revenue
earned during the 2006/2007
The estimate for 2007/08
also constitutes a 10.6 per cent
increase over the original
recurrent revenue projection
of $1.347 for 2006/07.
The total for recurrent
expenditure in 2007/08 is at
$1.465 million. With a recur-
rent revenue of $1.490 million,
this creates a recurrent bud-
get surplus of $25 million.
The prime minister said that
the International Monetary
Fund's (IMF) world economic
outlook for April 2007 pro-
jects the Bahamian economy
to grow in real terms by 4.5
per cent this year and by 4.0

per cent in real terms next
This projection for 2007/08
reflects a decrease in the eco-
nomic growth rate by 2 per
cent compared to 2006/07,
when the growth rate was esti-
mated to be 6.5 per cent.
The economic growth rates
for the next two fiscal years
take into account "a slow-
down in the growth rate of the
US economy from 3.3 per cent
in 2006 to 2.2 per cent in 2007
and a slightly increased rate
of 2.8 per cent in 2008, there
being no major disruption in
that economy," Mr Ingraham
In the case of the Bahamas,
he said, the projections also
take into account the coming
on stream of investment pro-
The country's overall capital
expenditure for the next fiscal
year is estimated to be almost
$225 million.
Mr Ingraham explained that
major components of the
recurrent expenditure are debt
interest and redemption which
together amount to $206 mil-
lion a 14 per cent of total
recurrent expenditure.
The prime minister said that
the Bahamian economy
expanded in 2006 despite a
decreased tourism perfor-
"Data for tourism indicate
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* MINISTER of National Security Tommy Turnquest, Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing, Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham and Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette and other members of the House cross Rawson Square before the reading of
the 2007/08 budget in the House of Assembly.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

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on balanced budget budget surplus in five years 10 strokes of
Tribune Staff Reporter i By RUPERT MISSICK Jrer at 0' tal

THE new budget delivered
by Prime Minister Ingraham
ignores the social and infra-
structure investments needed
to ensure balanced growth and
prosperity in the Bahamas.
Opposition Leader Perry
Christie levelled these charges
yesterday, in his initial response
to the FNM budget.
"The achievement of a bal-
anced budget may form a theo-
retical point and it sounds
good but the reality is that the
elimination of the deficit usu-
ally necessitates the reduction
or elimination of vital social
programmes, maintenance and
necessary public infrastructure,"
he said.
During his budget communi-
cation Mr Ingraham made a
commitment to a balanced bud-

SEE page 11

GOVERNMENT is projecting the first planned recurrent bud-
get surplus in five years, its first step in eliminating the overall
fiscal deficit, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday in the
Budget Communication to the House of Assembly.
The prime minister said that his government had accomplished
SEE page 12

US safety board: faulty repair of
wing, weak maintenance regulations
were to blame for Chalk's crash

Tribune Staff Reporter
A US FEDERAL safety board
has determined that the faulty
repair of a wing crack, and weak
Federal regulations on mainte-
nance were to blame for the 2005
Chalk's crash that claimed the

lives of 20 people off Bimini.
According to reports from the
Associated Press, all five Nation-
al Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB) members were "highly
critical" of Chalk's Ocean,Air-
ways management which led to
SEE page 11

for rape of girl
THE man who pleaded guilty
to the brutal rape of a six-year-old
girl was sentenced yesterday to
seven years in prison and 10
strokes of the cat o' nine tails.
The sentence was handed
down yesterday morning in the
Supreme Court by Senior Justice
Anita Allen.
In her ruling Justice Allen said
that regrettably the maximum
sentence she could impose on
Andrew Bridgewater, 33, was sev-
en years imprisonment, although
the violence and cruelty of the
offence warranted fai greater
Justice Allen ordered that in

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Chief Reporter
HUBERT Ingraham yester-
day announced a new budget
policy the submission of a
mid-year budget statement in
the House every January or
This statement will set out the
economic background of the fis-
cal year to date, the fiscal per-
formance in the first six months
of the current fiscal year and
will submit any proposed addi-

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These adjustments, the prime
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at that time so that the House
and the community at large can
see where and why adjustments
are necessary.
The prime minister, making
the announcement during yes-
terday's budget communication
in the House of Assembly, said
he hopes the move will cement
his government's commitment to
transparency and accountability.

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Mr Ingraham said that in dis-
cussing these supplementary
estimates, the House will be
able to determine which agen-
cies are conducting orderly bud-
geting procedures and those
which are not, and ensure that
all agencies remain within bud-
Also, it will be possible to
determine which circumstances
are really unforeseen and mer-
it additional expenditures and
what do not qualify as unfore-
"This procedure will get away
from the current situation
where contingencies warrants
are issued and there is an inter-
minable delay in submitting the
supplementary apportions vali-
dating the warrants. Indeed, the

* HUBERT Ingrahamn speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday

outcome usually is that the sup-
plementary appropations are
delved until the end of the fiscal
year and buried with the other
budgetary documentation.
"In the interest of transparan-
cy, accountability and orderly
budgeting this procedure will be
eliminated and the procedure
outlined put in place," Mr
Ingraham said.
He said that international

institutions such as the World
Bank, the International Mone-
tary Fund and the Inter-Amer-
ican Development Bank
increasingly point to the funda-
mental importance of estab-
lishing and maintaining trust in
governmental institutions.
These bodies say that growth
and development rely heavily
on the strength and stability of a

Mr Ingraham said that the
government's mission is to gov-
ern the affairs of the Bahamas
and advance the sense of secu-
rity, well-being, pride and pros-
perity of its people.
"As we govern we want to
ensure that we act ethically, fair-
ly and accountable. Most of all
we want to act for all. We want
to build trust in government
again," he said.

Special learning programmes and

student subsidies are planned

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE government yesterday
announced increases in the mil-
lions of dollars for the Depart-
ment of Education and the Col-
lege of the Bahamas.
Giving his budget communi-
cation in the House of Assem-
bly yesterday morning, Hubert
Ingraham also announced the
establishment of student subsi-
dies and funding for special
youth and learning programmes
- highlighting an emphasis of
education in the 2008/07 nation-
al budget.
The prime minister said that

Education, Youth and Culture
services will receive $265 mil-
lion 18 per cent of the gov-
ernment's recurrent expendi-
ture for the fiscal year of
The Department of the Edu-
cation will receive $197 million,
an increase of almost $23 mil-
lion or 12 per cent over 2006/07.
The Ministry itself will
receive $41 million.
The College of the Bahamas
will receive almost $27 million,
an increase of almost $7 million
or 34 per cent over 2006/07.
Prime Minister Ingraham fur-
*ther announced that his gov-
L nrr n i is restoring the 50 per-

cent interest rate subsidy under
the Education Loan Guarantee
Additionally, the budget for
2007/08 provides for the gov-
ernment to set aside $3 million
for a special quality assurance
programme in the education
Through this programme,
participating public schools can
draw on funding to hold reme-
dial and special classes to enable
pupils to attain basic educa-
tional standards, Mr Ingraham
"This is a crucial programme
to prevent the emergence of
'social problems and-alienation,"

he said.
The prime minister also said
that government is implement-
ing a $1 million youth pro-
He explained that this pro-
gramme will ensure that young
Bahamians will be given finan-
cial assistance to purchase tools
and or equipment to start their
own small enterprises.
To encourage Bahamian
athletes, Mr Ingraham also
said that this budget includes
provisions to give $2 million
for the National Endowment
for Sports an increase of $1
million over the previous

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0 In brief

for BCB and
BOTH the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas and
Bahamasair will gain increased
government subsidies in the
2007-2008 Budget, showing the
continuing drag and burden
they represent for Bahamian
The Broadcasting Corpora-
tion of the Bahamas will see its
subsidy from central govern-
ment increase by one third or $2
million, rising from $6 million in
2006-2007 to $8 million in 2007-
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jects fall from $12 million in
2006-2007 to $11 million in

of art opens
at cafe
DR Desiree Cox's art exhi-
bition, Dream Maker, will open
at Cafe Europa in Charlotte
Street, Nassau, tonight.

Air Jamaica
return to
AIR Jamaica said Tuesday
the sale of its London-to-
Kingston route to Virgin
Atlantic will help Jamaica's gov-
ernment-owned carrier achieve
profitability by 2009, according
to Associated Press.
The route has been losing
US$2.5 million a month due to
high fuel costs and competition
from other carriers, the airline's
chief executive Mike Conway
"No amount of minor tweak-
ing was going to close the sig-
nificant financial gap that had to
be closed," he said.
Virgin Atlantic, which recent-
ly announced the acquisition of
the route to Heathrow Airport,
said it will take over October
28 and cut back daily service to
two round-trip flights each
week. The London-based air-
line already operates twice-
weekly flights from Gatwick
Airport to Montego Bay.
Air Jamaica said it will cut 20
jobs at its London office once
Virgin Atlantic assumes control
of the route.

Maxim joins
resort boom
in Dominican

Santo Domingo
MAXIM, the magazine
known for scantily clad cover
girls and reports on the high-
flying male lifestyle, is lending
its name to a new pair of
Dominican Republic resorts,
the developer said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.
The Maxim Bungalows rep-
resenting an investment of
US$100 million-join a Domini-
can resort-building boom that
includes the US$2 billion
"Trump at Cap Cana".
The resorts' developer,
Elliott, said the first 108-bun-
galow resort in Cofresi Beach,
near the northern city of Puerto
Plata, will open in October. A
second resort with 240 rooms is

slated to open in Juan Dolio,
near the capital of Santo
Domingo, in early 2008.
Financial terms of the
arrangement with Maxim were
not disclosed.



Ingraham announces

planned reduction

in duties on food

Chief Reporter
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham assured the public
that his government has com-
pletely ruled out the imple-
mentation of an income tax
system and announced that
he will soon outline tax reduc-
tions as part of the 2007/08
Speaking during the budget
debate in the House of Assem-
bly, Mr Ingraham said this
budget will see a reduction in
the cost of certain food items
and the reduction of general
costs to the public.
The public can expect to pay
absolutely no duty on noodles,
infant car seats, baby walkers,
sewing machine needles,
sewing thread, bobbins for
sewing machines, fertilisers,
insecticides and rat poison, he
Customs duty on fruit juice
exceeding 13 ounces will be
reduced from 50 per cent to
10 per cent. Duty on doors and
windows made of plastic and
steel is reduced from 35 per
cent to 25 per cent.
Dishwashers, mowers and
bathroom fixtures will be
reduced from 45 per cent to
25 per cent.
On the issue of income tax,
Mr Ingraham said: "I believe
that in continually stating this
position my government is
reflecting national consen-
sus. Our country has thrived
without such a tax to the
extent that we are the envy
of others. Indeed, the
absence of an income tax has
contributed to attractiveness
of the Bahamas to foreign
investors and to Bahamians a
Mr Ingraham said that the
present revenue system con-

* HUBERT Ingraham

tinues to serve the needs of the
county and is neither complex
or administratively burden-
Repeating a position which
he said is of "cardinal impor-
tance" in this government's
revenue policy, Mr Ingraham
said that his party will main-
tain a low, stable and predica-
ble level of taxation which
encourages compliance,
reduces the advantages of
avoidance, punishes evasion
and enables tourism, as well
as helping Bahamian busi-
nesses and the Bahamian peo-
ple to be clear about their tax
Mr Ingraham said that the
government intends to simpli-
fy the Customs Tariff and

amalgamate customs duties
and stamp tax on imports.
The Customs Department
and the Ministry of Finance
have been directed to study
the administrative and other
arrangements which need to
be put in place to accomplish
this in time for the 2008/09
Mr Ingraham said that gov-
ernment is committed to con-
tinually rationalizingg and sim-
plifying the customs tariff".
In 1995 the previous Ingra-
ham administration reduced
the number of tariff rates from
129 to 29, concurrently reduc-
ing many rates of duty and
reducing the average tariff rate
in the country from 45 per cent
to about 35 per cent.

Bahamas is elected to

WHO executive board

THE Bahamas has been
elected by the Sixtieth
World Health Assembly to
serve on the executive board
of the World Health Organ-
The Assembly is the
supreme decision-making
body of WHO.
The executive board is
composed of 34 individuals,
technically qualified in the
field of health, each of
whom is designated by a
member state elected to do
so by the World Health
Dr Merceline Dahl-Reg-
is, chief medical officer and
head of the Bahamas dele-
gation to this year's assem-
bly, has been designated to
serve in that capacity.
Member states are elected
for three-year terms. The

primary functions of the execu-
tive board are to give effect to
the decisions and policies of the
Assembly, to advise it, and gen-

erally to facilitate its work.
The 121st Session of the exec-
utive board was held May 24,
in Geneva, Switzerland.



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A victory over

"ONE PICTURE is worth ten thousand
words," wrote Frederick Barnard in Printers',
Ink in 1927.
Today we publish such a picture on our front
page. It's a photograph that after more than a
century of struggle illustrates this country's final
victory over racial discrimination and social
Walking shoulder-to-shoulder to the House
of Assembly for the presentation of the Budget
yesterday morning were Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham and his deputy, Brent Symonette, the
son of the Bahamas' first premier before Inde-
Such an harmonious scene could not have
been contemplated on the night in 1956 when
the late Sir Etienne Dupuch, publisher of this
newspaper, faced arrest for moving a resolu-
tion in the House of Assembly to ban racial
discrimination from hotels, theatres and other
public places. Sir Etienne asked the House to
declare that it was "not in the public interest" to
discriminate against persons because of their
race or colour. He also asked that a Commission
of Inquiry be appointed "to investigate all mat-
ters relating to discrimination with power to
make recommendations for eliminating the evil
by legislation or otherwise."
After two stormy night sessions in the House
and equally angry demonstrations in the public
square, all public doors were thrown open Sir
Etienne's anti-discrimination resolution had
succeeded without legislation. The Bahamas
Hotel Association announced that anyone who
came to the hotel properly dressed and behaved
well while there would receive equal service
and equal treatment, regardless of whether they
were local or foreign. Asked by a Tribune
reporter if that statement included coloured
Bahamians, Wesler Keenan, president of the
association replied: "It certainly does."
Although racial discrimination in public
places was officially at an end, this did not mean
that pockets of resistance did not continue to
exist even to the present day.
At every election'the PLP resurrected the
race card in the hope of being swept to power
on the black vote. It worked successfully for
25 years.
Racial bitterness flowed from the lips of sev-
eral PLP politicians even in the May 2 election,
showing that there are still Neanderthal men
among us who are loathe to mentally leave the
stone age. The attitude of today's young
Bahamians will soon brush these remnants
Their hate-filled thoughts are displayed reg-
ularly onr a website, founded by Fox Hill MP
Fred Mitchell, who has unsuccessfully tried to
convince the public that this website no longer
reflects his views, or the views of the PLP, the


former government, or the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, which he headed until his governmen-
t's defeat at the polls a few weeks ago.
The following is an example of how some of
these people think. It was posted on the website
shortly after the election.
"With the settling of these elections, there
has never been a more frightening and racist
period in the history of the Bahamas since the
end of apartheid in the Bahamas, prior to 1967.
Everywhere, the red flags representing the
colours of the Free National Movement are on
the cars of the local conchy joes, the name by
which the local whites are called. They have
hatred in their eyes for black people and have
been firing young black men from their job
sites if they are to suggest that they are PLP.
They have been threatening black people in
the streets and blacks are now afraid that the
mentality of a lynch mob is developing in New
Providence. The situation threatens to get worse
as their arrogance increases. It is quite an incred-
ible situation that we have now returned as
close as they can get to the days of apartheid in
the Bahamas. That is what the voters of the
Bahamas did on 2nd May, 2007. They turned
back the clock to an era of racism and discrim-
ination. We say again, it is a matter of great
regret and a total shame that this country has
been set back forty years."
If this isn't incitement to create trouble, we
don't know what is.
The question persisted, even up to the run-up
to this election, as to whether a white man could
possibly be elected to high office in this country.
Brent Symonette believed that a white man
could, and he dared test the waters. On May 2
the Bahamian people by their votes showed
that they were ready for that forward step.
Of course the venomous website that Mr
Mitchell tries to disown claimed that naming
Mr Symonette as Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister -of Foreign Affairs was "an absolute
insult to the Bahamian people" as the "people
of the world will now think that Brent Symon-
ette represents what is Bahamian."
No, Mr Symonette standing alone does not
tell the whole story of the Bahamas; nor does
Prime Minister Ingraham by himself tell the
story. But together the two, walking proudly
to parliament to assist in shaping the future of
this country, do tell the whole story. This is the
future Bahamas.
Sir Etienne, born 108 years ago, would have
been so proud.
Finally, his belief in a united Bahamian peo-
ple has been vindicated. His struggles and sac-
rifices, and the struggles and sacrifices of so
many men and women of every race and reli-
gion in this country who had the same belief,
have born fruit.

Observations of

events since the

general election

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I HAVE been carefully
observing events since May 4,
2007, and here is a brief sum-
mary of what I have seen.
1) All during the campaigns
leading up to the election,
every time that I saw Fred
Mitchell on any platform.
what I heard from him was to
me racial rhetoric.
However, I was having
lunch at a restaurant on May
17th and I saw Fred having
lunch with five of six white
foreigners at this time.
Now I am wondering why
Fred would want to associate

with white people unless there
is a difference between white
Bahamians and white for-
2) I am very disappointed
in the way the former Prime
Minister has conducted him-
self since May 3, 2007. When
the recount was finished all
and sundry knew the FNM
and the Rt Hon Hubert Ingra-
ham had won and they were
the Government of the

The structuring

of the Senate

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WITH respect to the appointment of three additional senators
to the Upper House in accordance with Section 40 of the Con-
stitution, before one is able to fully grasp what is called for in this
regard, one needs to appreciate what the framers likely had in
view in structuring the Senate as they did.
It is obvious that it was not intended for the Senate to be con-
stituted solely based on the number of seats in the House of
It is equally apparent that the framers did not intend for the
governing party's representation to exceed nine if it does not
enjoy more than 56 percent of the seats in the House of Assem-
Firstly, the Constitution seeks to ensure the governing party
always has a clear majority in the Senate even after the election
of a president, who is presume& to come from among appointees
of the Prime Minister.
Secondly, the Constitution seeks to ensure the official oppo-
sition has a minimum number of appointees.
Thirdly, and most importantly in this instance, the Constitu-
tion framers envisioned the possibility of more than two parties
with representatives in the House of Assembly.
Accordingly, the Constitution in presuming the evenhand-
edness of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition,
left it to them to ensure the distribution of those three
seats reflect the balance in the House of Assembly, after taking
into consideration all parties with representation in the
This is a position of trust and guardianship not partisanship.
Indeed, it is improper to act contrary to the clear dictates of
the Constitution, force a disagreement and thereafter seek cov-
er from some other section of the Constitution.
This issue is about the rule of law, a matter of preserving the
integrity of that which defines and connects us to form a sov-
ereign nation.
May 27, 2007.

Bahamas. I have been
involved in politics for a long
time and I have never seen or
heard the kind of foolishness
that I have seen and heard
during the past three weeks.
Sir Lynden Pindling did not
carry on in 1992 the way these
people have carried on. He
accepted what the Bahamian
people had said like a man.
He did what Perry should
have done on the morning of
May 4th, and this is what Per-
ry should have gone on
national TV (since he loves it
so much) and told his follow-
ers it is over and we now have
to work towards the next elec-
I was at the opening of Par-
liament in 2002 because I was
invited and I thought it was
the mature thing to do, but I
do not remember seeing any
one around Rawson Square
with any FNM paraphernalia
or T-shirts and carrying on
like a bunch if immature chil-
dren embarrassing the nation
in front of the world.
We have to be careful of the
precedents that we set in life.
Young people are watching
and most of the time these
things come back to haunt us.
The Bahamas has always
been able to be proud of the
peaceful and mature way our
elections have been conduct-
ed, and it would be a disgrace
to change that because some-
one cannot accept that the
people of this country have
decided they no longer want
them to be in control.
The truth of this all is very
simple, the PLP know that
they tried every trick in the
book and then some more and
it all failed to help them win
and that is what is driving
them crazy.
They now know the Rt Hon
Hubert Ingraham will be their
Prime Minister for the next
five years or however long he
decides because the people of
the Bahamas have spoken
and they have said in no
uncertain terms Hubert Ingra-
ham is "simply the best, better
than all the rest." The FNM
went from seven seats to 23
seats and that, contrary to
what the PLP are saying is a
huge accomplishment.

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OIn brief

Man sustains
slight injuries
when van
A 63-YEAR-OLD man
suffered minor injuries after
the vehicle he was driving
flipped several times on Fri-
day in Hunters.
Elisca Casseus, a resident
of Lewis Yard, was driving
his Chevy Astro van north
along Grand Bahamian Way
when the right tyre blew.
He lost control of the vehi-
cle, which skidded off the
road, crashed into a concrete
wall and overturned a num-
ber of times.
Mr Casseus was taken by
ambulance to the Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he
was treated for injuries to his
neck and right arm, and later
Police are investigating the
Castro blasts
Bush on
opposition to
green plan
Castro lambasted US Presi-
dent George W Bush on
Tuesday for opposing the
European Union's goal for
an agreement on carbon
emissions at next week's
Group of Eight summit,
according to Associated Press.
In the latest in what are
becoming almost daily opin-
ion pieces called "Reflections
of the Commander in Chief,"
Castro said Bush would be
wise to listen to his ally, out-
going British Prime Minister
Tony Blair, who has made
global warming a primary
focus of his last weeks in
The ailing 80-year-old
Cuban leader also criticised
both Britain and the United
States for heavy military
k> Germany, which holds the
rotating European Union
and G-8 presidencies, is
proposing a target that would
allow global temperatures to
increase no more than 2C
(3.6F) before being brought
back down. Experts have said
that means a global reduc-
tion in emissions of 50 per
cent below 1990 levels by
.In Berlin on Tuesday,
Bush's environmental advis-
er James Connaughton told
reporters the US opposes the
EU's two-degree target.


For the stories
behind the
news, read
Insight on

Residents of Sea

Breeze still seeking

answers from BEC

RESIDENTS of Sea Breeze
Estates are stepping up their
campaign to get answers from
BEC about the constant power
cuts that are plaguing their lives.
They have brushed aside the
power company's explanation
that the outages are weather-
related and demanded that
BEC management "come
clean" over the issue.
Householders in Sea Breeze
have been hit for months by
electricity cuts which strike at
all hours, making it near impos-
sible for them to plan their lives.
One of the victims, Kirtland
Bethel, who lives in Sea Grape
Avenue, said the frequency of
outages is now "terrible" and
that they can't get any real
answers from BEC.
"Most of the time we are left
talking to a machine when we
call them," said Mr Bethel, "But
we don't accept that these cuts
are weather-related. They hap-
pen when there is no bad

weather about."
Sea Breeze residents are now
calling on BEC to conduct a
door-to-door survey to discover
the extent of the problem.


They suspect that a faulty
transformer in the area is prob-
ably the real cause of their trou-
In a new appeal to The Tri-
bune, he said all their efforts to
find a solution had been to no
avail. BEC emergency didn't
work, he said, and management
response so far had been uncon-
On several days during May,
power had been cut off, some-
times for only 15 minutes, at
other times for considerably
longer, he said.
On none of these occasions
had thunderstorms been a fac-
tor, he claimed.

Taxpayers who were footing
the bill for BEC management
salaries were entitled to honest
answers, he added.
When the Sea Breeze power
problem first came to light in
The Tribune on May 12, many
residents supported Mr Bethel
in his call for action.
"People have been telling me
that they have been trying for
years to get something done
about it," said Mr Bethel.
BEC was contacted for com-
ment on the issue, but did not
issue a statement up to press
time last night.

DPM meets South African

High Commissioner

* FOREIGN Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette greets Her Excellency Advocate, Faith Doreen
Radebe, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa,
during a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Photo: BIS/Tim Aylen)

Mexican admits to

forgery and fraud

A 49-YEAR-OLD Mexican
man pleaded guilty in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday to 16
fraud related charges.
Jesus Guzman Tirado of Sies-
ta Way, California was
arraigned and charged with sev-
eral counts of possession of
forged documents, forgery,
uttering forged documents as
well as fraud by false pretenses.
According to court dockets,
on Sunday May 27, the accused
was found in possession of a
Mexican passport and driver's
licence, three American Express
cards and a Master Card all in
the name of Federico E Witte
It was further alleged that on
that same day he was found in
possession of a Mexican driver's
license in the name of Miguel
Gil Mendoza.

Court dockets also state that
the accused forged the signa-
ture of Frederico Witte on a
John Bull Bay Street sales
invoice in the amount of $7,435,
a John Bull Crystal Court
Atlantis sales invoice in the
amount of $7,365, a Cartier Bay
Street sales invoice in the
amount of $3,700, a Bulgari
Crystal Court Atlantis sales
invoice in the amount of $3,050
and a Salvatore Ferragamo
sales invoice in the amount of
It was alleged that he
obtained goods worth the afore-
mentioned amounts from these
The accused was fined $500
on each of the 16 charges
against him. He will serve one
month in jail on each count if he
fails to pay the fines.

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build in Acklins

Tribune Staff Reporter
Leader of the opposition Per-
ry Christie has questioned the
credibility of the FNM vice-
chairman Johnley Feiguso n and
sternly defended his govern-
ment's decision to eretl a $2 8
million school in Acklins.
Mr Christie justified his gov-
ernments decision on the much
discussed school contract, while
making his initial response to
the new FNM budget yester-
day, at a press conference at the
House of Assembly.
Mr Ferguson has aggtessi\vely
criticised the PLP for awarding
some $80 million in contracts
in the weeks and days leading
up to the election. The nc\\

FNM goveimnent, Mr Fergu-
son said. will take all of these
contracts under review, with
some possibly being modified,
01 even suspended.
While maintaining that the
children of Acklins are of equal
worth to those from other parts
o(f the Bahamas, the FNM vice-
chairman suggested that this
particular contract was exces-
Mr Ferguson pointed out that
the contract, worth 3.1 million -
a number Mr Christie disputes -
for onlv 37 children, would lead
to; an average expenditure on
the school of a ound $80,000
pet child.
Mr Christie said that the
FNM vice-chairman was not
i eCsutniing accurate it nforniation

to the Bahamian people.
"That (the school) is a fun-
damental commitment to a phi-
losophy that the children of
Acklins is deserving of the same
quality educational facilities as
the children of New Providence
and the children of Freeport,"
he said
Giving justification for the
cost of the school, Mr Christie
said that the multi-purpose
building was to function as a
hurricane shelter for the entire
community, built to specifica-
tions to ensure the safety of
those that occupy it during a
Additionally, Mr Christie
pointed out that the plans for
the school included a 400 metre
track; a basketball court and a

* FORMER prime minister Perry Chistie and the opposition held a press conference after the
budget reading.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

functional community centre.
"It is an extraordinary deci-
sion by a government that
decided, since it was spending
money on an isolated commu-
nity in the southern Bahamas, it
was going to ensure that the

entire community would benefit
from that," he said.
Mr Ferguson made the claim
that the PLP's spending was like
a "run-away train."
However, the former prime
minister, who appears to have

taken a more aggressive media
posture towards allegations
against him since he lost'gov-
ernment, used the occasion to
emphasise that, in regard to this
contract, Mr Ferguson's asser-
tion is incorrect.

Nottage criticises lack of debate on Speech from the Throne

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leader of the opposition busi-
ness in the House.
Dr Nottage chided the gov-
ernment for its decision yester-
day in his response to the
tabling of the budget proposal.
"Since the speech from the
throne is the most important
articulation of a government's
agenda for a parliamentary ses-
sion, it is expected that the gov-
ernment would provide the
opportunity for a timely debate
so that the general public can
understand its intended legisla-
tive programme.
"Instead, conspicuously and
suspiciously, Mr Speaker, the
side opposite seems to be run-
ning away from its own speech

and are denying us an oppor-
tunity to debate it until a time
when such a debate will have
lost its usefulness and its signif-
icance," he said.
Controversy over this point
emerged during the opening of
parliament when the govern-
ment leader of business in the
House, Tommy Turnquest,
announced that the government
would lead off its agenda by
presenting the budget. as it is
constitutionally required to be
passed in parliament by the end
of June.
Despite this justification by
the government, Dr Nottage
argued that the debate on the
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of paramount importance, as
the debate surrounding the
speech is, in effect, a debate
about the governments agen-
"It is important that the
opposition be given a chance
to respond to the speech from
the throne while it is fresh in
the minds of the public. This is
especially true of this particu-
lar speech which, in our view is
disingenuous in several
instances and deceptive in
many others. It is a speech that
has promised to "turn back"
some of the progress made by
a caring and effective PLP
government, which preceded
it in office: that denies many of

that government's achieve-
ments; and is silent on some
significant election campaign
promises made by the FNM,"
he said.
Dr Nottage also used the
occasion to allege that the new
government is creating a climate
of fear and anxiety in the coun-
try by reviewing contracts legal-
ly entered into by the previous
And he asked why, accord-
ing to his interpretation of the
speech from the throne, the
government is placing the PLP's
internationally recognized
urban renewal programme, and
national health insurance
scheme on the "back-burner."

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Government to look at

country's labour laws

THE government is planning
to review the country's labour
Minister of Labour and Mar-
itime Affairs Dion Foulkes
made this announcement at a
National Congress of Trade
Unions (NTSU) celebration on
Mr Foulkes reminded those
gathered that as a former trade
unionist, he has a "full under-
standing and a great apprecia-
lion for the difficult circum-
stances which often confront
union leaders, as they work to
bring delicate negotiations to a
successful conclusion.
"With trade unionism, as with
many other human endeavors,
there is often a direct correla-
tion between the amount of
effort expended and outcome
achieved. In this connection,
then, I wish to assure each of
you that' this minister pledges
to work collaboratively and
untiring with trade unions and
employers, so as to ensure that
good labour relations become
the order of the day in our
Bahamaland," he said.
Mr Foulkes said that on the
issue of labour relations, his
government intends to be
proactive, rather than reactive.
"You will recall that during
my government's first adminis-
tration, a compendium of five
pieces of labour legislation were
placed before parliament. They
were as follows:
the Trade Union and
Labour Relations Bill;
the Industrial Court and
Trade Disputes Bill;
the Employment Act;

the Minimum wage Act;
the Health and Safety in the
Workplace Act
"While only three of the five
bills were enacted into law, my
government intends to pick up
where we left off by undertak-
ing to review current laws with
a view to making amendments
where necessary," he said.
The minister went on to
speak about the International
Labour Organisation's Con-
vention 87, which relates to the
right of workers to join organi-
sations of their choosing and
the functioning of organizations
without interference by author-
"Shortly after being sworn in
as minister of maritime affairs
and labour, I indicated my inten-
tion to work for the implemen-
tation of the convention, there-
by bringing the Bahamas in line
with ILO standards," he said.


Mr Foulkes also said he plans
to resume the tripartite discus-
sions known as TRIFOR, which
the first FNM government
implemented in 2000 when he
was minister of labour. He
explained that under TRIFOR,
"a core group of persons rep-
resenting the government, the
trade union and industry met,
conferred and collectively
decided how to resolve topical
issues of the day."
The minister told the NTSU
that its theme for this year:
"Building our future together",

* DION Foulkes

suggests that they are prepared
to take "a team approach" to
the future growth of the organ-
isation and its affiliates.
"Our competition is not inter-
nal, but regional and global.
Therefore with competitiveness
as our watchword, let us tool
and retool ourselves and those
who look to us for leadership
to prepare for present and
emerging opportunities.
"And since trade unions in
the Bahamas represent front
line workers in the various sec-
tors of our economy, we have
all the more reason to unite and
build the best future for this and
the succeeding generation," he

Investor giving FNM 100 days

before launching campaign

IRATE German investor
Harald Fuhrmann, who claims
his life has been blighted by cor-
'rupt Bahamian lawyers, is giv-
ing the new government 100
days grace before relaunching
his fight for justice.
He said yesterday that he is
allowing the FNM 100 days of
"peacetime" before he begins
a new internet campaign against
the Bahamas drawing attention
to what he describes as a large-
ly "corrupt and incompetent"
legal profession.
Mr Fuhrmann wants a face-
to-face meeting with Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham to
iron out several legal issues aris-
ing from a property dispute dat-
ing back more than a decade.
Having allegedly been treated
"disrespectfully" by the PLP,
Mr Fuhrmann said he had no
intention of being treated simi-
larly by the FNM. "I cannot
allow any partysor member of a
party to continue to kill my
health," he said.
Earlier this month, Mr
Fuhrmann claimed he was
assaulted by a thug who tore
down anti-PLP posters outside
his home in Prince Charles Dri-
This followed a dispute in
which Mr Fuhrmann alleged the
party had used his premises as a
campaign base when their
rental agreement stipulated res-
idential use only.

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We hear every day that
the Bahamian male
is an endangered species, that
they arc not thriving at school, at
work oi in society in general.
It is also clear that, generally
speaking, there are fewer men
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women (or simply have as many
women) as they can take care of.
In addition, we know that
there are many men in this coun-
try it is argued that there are a
disproportionate amount of men
who are abusive and who
would rather see their women
dead than with someone else.
So who is responsible for this
sorry state of the Bahamian
male? Well, obviously through
an ugly self-perpetuating curse
the Bahamian male himself.
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have the habit of cradling every
wayward man in their arms and
whisper the mantra, I know your
single mother did not know how
to raise you, your daddy didn't
love you, you had the wrong role
models, history conspired against
you and so on and so forth, but
perhaps the problem may sim-
lily be that Bahamian society
expects very little from its men.
Perhaps men have had it too
good for too long. Maybe we
have been coddled for far too
long. One thing is certain, no
amount of pointing the finger at
another gender or race can make
a better man out of anyone.
Our mothers have sheltered
us from the police for far too
long. Our wives and girlfriends
have tolerated our cheating,
anid/or beatings for far too long.
)ur fathers have borne the dis-
alppointment of a lecherous child
loi fai too long. Our children
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daddies and the abuse of their
mothers for far too long.

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Bahamian family and family val-
ues rest on our heads. Perhaps
it's not you, perhaps it's the
friend you enable by telling his
wife that he was with you Fri-
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co-workers, neither class nor
education excludes you for this.
A lawyer who can afford to
pay school fees for his "outside

Bahamian men,
my brothers, let
us be honest with
ourselves, we
have failed.

child" is not better than a con-
struction worker who buys
clothes for his. A doctor who
cheats on his wife is no differ-
ent from a drug dealer who
cheats on his. A pig is a pig
whether you dress him in nice
clothes or not.
We blame our philandering
on our genetic make-up and say
a man is just wired in such a way
that he has to cheat. Our inabil-
ity to stay monogamous is attrib-
uted to some farcical pseudo-sci-
entific theory that men are
genetically predisposed to
"spread their seed".
We box and browbeat our
women and use that passage in
Genesis to justify our "domin-
ion" over them.

till, we are men are we
not? Are we still the
providers, the protectors, the
nurturers of our home? No. We
are the scourge of our homes, of
our society, of our women, of
our children.
The thing Bahamian men suf-
fer from is not a fault in their
genetics, the Bahamian man suf-
fers from a lack of expectation.

We were not told that much was
expected of us. We were not
encouraged to lick our wounds,
stand up and become the men
God made us to be and soldier
on with our duties.
Ask the Bahamian woman
what kind of man she wants and
then ask her what kind of man
she thinks she will find and you
will get two entirely different
descriptions. Ask the Bahamian
child what kind of father he/she
wants and then ask him/her what
type of father he/she has and you
will get two entirely different
The ideal Bahamian man, the
hard working, faithful provider
has given way to the Bahamian
man that no one wants but can't
seem to avoid. The reason for
that is rests in the fact that no-
one said to our men: "I don't
care who your pa was or is. I
don't care that he was not there.
This woman, this child, this coun-
try expects you to be, desper-
ately needs you to be better."
But today I am and many oth-
ers are. The ugly cycle of our
young men being socialised by
dysfunctional men and then
becoming violent and dysfunc-
tional themselves has to come
to an end.

B ahamian society has
realized that their
fathers are no longer supermen.
He's just some dude that runs
around the house with his under-
wear on the outside of his pants
and a sheet warped around his
It's no longer cute to have five
kids with three different women,
it's reckless. You're not a man if
you hit your wife or girlfriend
or tell her incessantly how worth-
less she is, you're a punk.
If you start fights, rob, stab
people because it helps you prove
that you are a man, you may have
to consider that you are over-
compensating for something.
What Theodore Roosevelt
said long ago is true of the
Bahamas today: "We need the
iron qualities that go with true
manhood. We need the positive
virtues of resolution, of courage,
of indomitable will, of power to
do without shrinking the rough
work that must always be done."

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 9


Budget boost for

law enforcement

Tribune Staff Reporter
SIGNIFICANT increases of
manpower, equipment and finan-
cial resources are in store for the
country's law enforcement agen-
cies' and departments, it was
revealed in the presentation of
the national budget for the fiscal
year 2007/2008.
Addressing the House of
Assembly yesterday, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham also
announced that his government
is taking steps to deal with the
issue of the much-anticipated
judicial salary review, "so as to
put that matter to rest."
Mr Ingraham, in his 2007/08
budget communication yesterday,
announced that the Royal
Bahamas Police Force will receive
a budget of $117 million a $9
million increase over 2006/07.
The Defence Force, he said,
will receive $45 million, an

increase of almost $5 million over
The Department of Immigra-
tion will receive just over $18 mil-
lion a $2 million increase over
the previous year.
Declaring that security and law
enforcement is of the highest pri-
ority to the FNM government,
Mr Ingraham stated that, in the
case of the Defence Force, "sig-
nificant expenditure on addition-
al manpower, new equipment and
vessels is provided for in 2007/08."
The Defence Force, he said,
will receive 100 additional
recruits, two airplanes and four
patrol craft.
"This will enable the Defence
Force to effectively patrol our ter-
ritorial waters and deal with
poaching, illegal immigration and
the movement of contraband,"
he said.
In a addition to this, Mr Ingra-
ham announced that his govern-.
ment is acquiring two 27-foot

patrol craft and two 48-foot
Dauntless patrol vessels from the
2006/07 budget.
The prime minister said the
police will be expanded by 200
"It is envisaged that there will
be an obvious and continuous
police presence, by way of foot
and mobile patrols, throughout
the Bahamas," he said.
Police will also receive further
technical resources to augment
the capability of the force "to
detect serious crime and to bring
those responsible to justice speed-
ily," he added.
In the case of the immigration
department, an additional 50 per-
sonnel will be trained and addi-
tional resources will be provided
for the repatriation of illegal
Mr Ingraham said that provi-
sions have also been made in this
year's budget for 50 additional
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He is a former member of the
Bahamas National Swim Team,
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departmental fellowship, a Few
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American States Fellowship.
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published in journals and
anthologies on both sides of the
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laborating with Trinidadian
artist Christopher Cozier for a
major exhibition in Norway. He
is also working on a cultural
study of Sir Sidney Poitier and a
poetic "biomythography" of
Poitier and his grandfather,
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FROM page one

get and .nnouiinltid lhi.ii Ihit
2007/8 huJdget hi.i lIl. I11'I
planned I i uiCLJit 111ii JdeL'I ul -
plus $2S" million ,iii' L I
2000/1 budO~L
"In thi,, cliL.1 1 l. lil i lt.iII
to balancing til bLhudjri IIL i NIi
Ingrahainil i', i.l indie II'-' ir I
what he s.i'ai1 l l'i I. \ii. Il n,
we camn in p'\\I iir 111 n .ild
tested ii. \c liouiuid .1 \ 111.il
mess," M r ( hil.i't dc.Il.IJI lI
The le.ider ihi.' rp'opp 'iiioIn
used two Itoi rism icnl.i.I d .d i.i11-
pies from iie li,,i liiLr.ilh.iin
governminieni hi%:n Ib,ilan:cLl
budgets crec pirOcl.iiitmJ .1
proof that Mr Ingrhilni I bud.
getary police' is lackinL'
Mr Chr'iiic aid11 thi .11h wn
his goveinnient c.i int pi r
in 2002 tlhe\ \~cr[. lorccd it'
spend millions i Jdoll.ir, I,,
upgrade. ihe lo mnii'r lie-
ways of Bahainilan riirinm Ille
Prince George Dock .,nd Ilit
Nassau Interniina.il Atrpipr
Cruise .hips he -.;iid. ihieal-
ened noi to return Ito he coun-
try as the Ingraham go\crnnlent
had truck i\rce rather than
proper fenders, protecting the
large ships while in harbour.
Regarding the airport, Mr
Christie added: "My govern-
ment, in its first hours of a new
government in 2002 was faced
with a reality that runway 1432
had been totally neglected and
was a disaster waiting to hap-
"There can be no more elo-
quent a statement about neglect
than to say the gateway to the
Bahamas was totally neglected
simply to show this kind of,
what I call, conceptual image
.of fiscal management. That is


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en to match the $20 billion of
investment his government left
in process for the Bahamas, Mr
Christie said, the surplus will be
hard to attain.
In concluding his initial cri-
tique of h, t budget, the leader
of the opposition also decried
dismantling of the ministry of
financial services, and the lumlp-
ing of the department of social
services with the ministry of
health, rather than giving these
ministry's the prominence
deserved, as was done during
his government.

US safety board
FROM page one

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fix a crack in a support strut.
As a result, the remaining cracks were not visible to pilots in preflight
inspection, the report read. The NTSB concluded that the plane
crashed because the repair was not sufficient to restore the wing's
"It glares at you that this was a poorly operated airline," said NTSB
chairman Mark Rosenker.
The board added that another cause of the accident was the Feder-
al Aviation Administration's "failure to identify the inadequacy of
-- Chalk's maintenance."
The twin-engine seaplane, which was carrying 18 passengers and two
crewmen, lost its fuel-laden right wing and exploded shortly after
takeoff from Miami on its way to Bimini.
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Miami Beach on December 19. 2005.
The NTSB said that the pre-existing cracks caused the right wing to
break off during normal flight conditions, which set off an explosion of
the fuel tank inside the wing. In fact, they said there was nothing the
crew could have done to save the plane or its passengers.



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FROM page one
this feat cltolrc in the 1999/00 and
2)00),01 budget and intends to repeat
tiiCse achie emenilts in the coming
NMi Ingrahaml hlop)s that his
administration will reduce the ratio
o! gno\C rnminnt debt to CilDP to come
N\ within the range tf o (30 to 3T per cent
1-, 21012.
I'loji ctioin, thus It hl a ve indicated
S i''\ciiiiinie lt that tl \ 'anll attainll
I! i A M 11 ,2 pj Ir cent I 200l ()Q.
S'; i th.i t l til \thu ra ic\ innient

Govt projects first planned budget surplus in five years

can make progress in reducing the
level of Government debt to GDP
from 38.2 per cent in 2006/07 to
under 38 per cent. reducing the inter-
est cost of the country's debt by $13
Thereafter Mr Ingrahani said that
government will accelerate this
While at present the level of gov-
ernment debt is manageable, the
pi ime minister pointed out that it is
ci uci al to the soundness of the fiscal

position of the Bahamas that it
moves quickly to reduce the debt to
Between 1999 and 2001 Mr Ingra-
ham's last administration reduced it
to less than 33 per cent, an achieve-
ment he said his current administra-
tion can repeat.
Each reduction of 1 per cent in the
ratio of Government debt to GDP
is approximately $60 million. A
reduction of 3 per cent bringing
Government debt to GDP to 35 per

cent would represent a reduction of
debt of $180 million.
The reduction in government debt
would release the equivalent amount
of $180 million in resources for pro-
ductive private sector purposes.
Mr Ingraham said there would be
less interest rate pressures because
government's funding requirements
would be reduced and it would open
up further prospects for relaxing con-
trols on the outflow of capital.
In order to achieve all this the
prime minister said government
intends to ensure that the economy
expands at the fastest sustainable

rate over the coming years.
"We can point to our successful
track record in this regard. A rapid
rate of growth can generate the
recurrent revenues necessary to
reduce the fiscal deficit while also
providing scope for expanding
expenditure on essential public ser-
vices and infrastructure," Mr Ingra-
ham said.
He also promised that the govern-
ment will be prudent in its spending
and will carefully heed the demands
for priority services and manage
expenditure most carefully to ensure
that there is "full value for money."

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FROM page one

a moderation in performance
for 2006 as total visitors
declined by 1. per cent to 4.73
million and the increase of
room revenues slowed," he
Mr Ingraham said that a fur-
ther moderation in perfor-
mance is likely to result during
2007 as a consequence of the
removal of hotel rooms from
service to accommodate refur-
bishment and replacement.
The country's economic
growth, he said, was sustained
by foreign direct investment
inflows and by substantial
growth in domestic credit.
"Foreign direct investment
amounted to $705.8 million in
2006, of which $233.3 or 33 per
cent represented the sale of
land to international persons.
Domestic credit in 2006
expanded by 14.3 per cent or
$843.4 million," he said.
Mr Ingraham added that the
pace of economic growth was
driven by growth in both con-
struction activity and con-
sumer demand.
"The outlook for construc-
tion in 2007 is positive," he
With the declared aim of
rebuilding trust in the govern-
ment, Mr Ingraham yesterday
repeated the FNM's commit-
ment from the Speech from
the Throne to have a "bal-
anced budget" fiscal policy.
Therefore, the prime minis-
ter said, the 2007/08 budget
projects a planned recurrent*
budget surplus of $25 million -
the first such planned surplus
since the 2000/2001 budget and
a first step in eliminating the
overall fiscal deficit.
Mr Ingraham said that the
aim of his government to elim-
inate the GFS (Government
Finance Statistics) deficit -
which is at 1.6 per cent of the.
GDP in 2006/2007 by
The prime minister said that
his government intends to
ensure that the economy
expands at the fastest sustain-
able rate over the coming

Recurrent revenue

Secondly, he said, the FNM
administration intends to be
"especially prudent in our pub-
lic expenditure policies."
"We will carefully heed the
demands for priority services
and manage expenditure most
carefully to ensure that there is
full value for money," he said.
Mr Ingraham said that
"every agency and service is
being allocated what are
deemed to be its requirements
which, with careful and pru-
dent management, should
enable them to meet their
"All ministers and senior
personnel are aware that fiscal
resources are limited and all
will be aware that proper man-
agement of resources is cru-
cial. If any lapses in manage-
ment emerge they will be evi-
dent in the mid-year budget
statement," he said.
Prime Minister Ingraham
emphasised that his govern-
ment is committed to pursu-
ing a strictly disciplined fiscal
policy, "so that only truly
unforeseen expenditures will
be approved for supplemen-
tary funding as the fiscal year
"Therefore the 2007/08 bud-
get is a firm budget and it is
intended to enforce strict, fis-
cal discipline in its implemen-
tation," he said.
Speaking to The Tribune
outside of the House of
Assembly yesterday afternoon,
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing said that the
PLP left his government no
draft budget that they could
- "This budget represents in
every way our decisions in
relation to spending revenue,"
he said.
Mr Laing said that although
the FNM of course utilised the
expertise of the Ministry of
Finance staff and other rele-
vant departments this budget
is most definitely a FNM one.
"We own it." he said.

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WELL-known realtor Mike
Lightbourn has expanded his
Coldwell Banker to two new
locations Exuma and Long
Island in a remarkable display
of growth.
Mr Lightbourn's Coldwell
Banker Lightbourn Realty has
grown from a single office in
Nassau with three agents to a
company with offices and rep-
resentatives in 11 locations in
just eight years.
He has a total of 22 sales
Dale Kemp, a business man-
ager with deep roots in Exuma,
and his wife, Lisa, head the new
office in George Town, Exuma.
Dale handles sales; Lisa is the
office manager.
The husband/wife team oper-
ates from offices on the second
floor of the Marshall Complex
in downtown George Town.
In Mangrove Bush, Long
Island, Jeannette Knowles has
been appointed sales associate.
She is assisted by Laurie
Knowles, her sister-in-law, in
newly renovated premises in the
heart of bustling Mangrove

Mrs Knowles has lived in
Long Island, the U K and the U
S A, and has a background in
the hotel industry. Mr Kemp is
a former manager of Nassau
Glass Company in Nassau and
Exuma Markets in George
"Jeannette and Dale bring to
their profession a sense of com-
mitment, sincerity, honesty and
perseverance all essential
ingredients in today's real estate
world," Mr Lightbourn said.
He said the company's main
focus in Exuma will be to attract
Bahamians to invest in the Exu-
mas while, at the same time.
helping to bring foreign
investors to the islands to help
provide economic benefits to
all Exumians.
As for Long Island, Mr Light-
bourn, a former MP for the
Clarence Town constituency
between 1972 and 1977, has
always felt a strong connection.
He's kept in close contact
with many friends and hasn't
missed a regatta since his first in

"Long Island, in my opinion,
has the finest and most indus-
trious people in the Bahamas.
The island is without doubt one
of the most beautiful in the
Bahamas," said Mr Lightbourn.
"Hopefully, we will be able
to bring in the type of investors
- both Bahamian and foreign -
who will assist in the growth of
the island through strategic
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn
Realty has offices and repre-
sentation in Nassau; Cherokee
Sound, Green Turtle Cay and
Marsh Harbour in Abaco; the
Berry Islands: Bimini; Current,
Governor's Harbour and Har-
hour Island in Eleuthera: Exu-
ma and Long Island.
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the umbrella of the 101-year-
old Coldwell Banker Corpora-
tion, the oldest and most highly
respected real estate franchise
network in the U S.
This group-driven network
comprises more than 3,900 inde-
pendently owned residential
and commercial real estate
offices and 126,000 sales associ-

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al(ition to his prison sentence,
Bridgewater is to be given 10
strokes of the cat o' nine tails,
which are to be administered in
two instalments of five. Howev-
er, the first five lashes are not
to be given until 28 days from
the day of sentencing in case
Bridgewater's lawyer plans to
Deputy Director of Public
Prosecutions Cheryl Grant-
Bethel and Stephanie Pintard
appeared for the Crown and
lawyer Wayne Watson repre-
sented the accused. Bridgewa-
ter.showed little emotion when
the sentence was handed down.
On December 13, 2006,
Bridgewater pleaded guilty to
having had unlawful intercourse
with a six-year-old girl. A sen-
tencing hearing followed.
'The offence took place
Between Thursday, September
14, and Friday, September 15,
Court evidence suggested that
Bridgewater took the young girl,
who knew him, away from her
caretaker under the pretence of
taking her shopping.
Instead he took her to an iso-
lated area where he punched her
in the face and had vaginal and
anal sex with her.
Security guards reportedly
found the child coming from

Seven years

bushes off Blue Hill Road
clothed only in a bloodstained,
blue undershirt. The six-year-
old had to be hospitalized fol-
lowing the incident.
Justice Allen noted that the
victim had suffered tears to her
vaginal wall as well as first and
second degree tears from her
vagina to her rectum.
She also noted that Bridge-
water claimed that he had con-
sumed alcohol as well as the
drug Ecstasy on the day he com-
mitted the offence.
However, the judge said these
were not mitigating factors as
he would have known what
effects they would have had on
She also noted that proba-
tionary reports suggested that
Bridgewater had been aban-
doned as a child by his parents,
who were alcoholics.
She also observed that
Bridgewater had previous con-
victions, particularly for shop-
breaking and burglary between
2000 and 2004.
The judge said the law
allowed for the sentence of sev-
en years to be handed down on
first-time sex offenders, 14 years
for second-time offenders and
the maximum penalty of life for
third-time offenders.

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Former Defence Force Commodore honoured
ABOVE: Commodore Leon Smith. along with Commodore Clifford Scavela. inspects
the guard yesterday at the Defence Force base during a parade held in his honour

LEFT: A Defence Force officer looks on during the parade

(Photo: Felipe .llajor/Tribune staff)

The Leaders & Members of

Blue Hill Gospel Chapel
(Blue Hih Road South just north of Carpet World)

cordially invite you to attend
a series of meetings aimed at

"Reviving & Restoring Family Life"
with Guest Speaker Dr. Rex Major

' Sunday, June 3,2007 at 11:00 a.m.
"Becoming and Staying One"
(focusing on the marital relationship)

Sunday,June 10,2007 at 11:00 a.m.
"The Command with Promise"
(focusing on children)

Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
"Fathers Priests of the Home"
(a Father's Day message)
Need more information or a ride?
Call: 341-4598 at BHGC
341-7366 at Bro. Herb.

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
M SUNDAY, JUNE 03, 2007
11:OOAM Rev. Mark Carey

Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev.Dr. Laverne Lockhart
Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Sharon Loyley
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting
7:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Pastor Martin Loyley/HC
7:00PM Pastor Martin Loyley
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
8:00AM Connections Rev. Phillip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
S11:00AM Rev. William Higgs
7:0OPM Rev. William Higgs
RENEWAL on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Mark E. Carey .
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Mark E. Carey

The BCMG is pleased to announce the publication of a book containing
short studies highlighting the beliefs and practices of the Medodist
Church Copies are available through the Conference Office: 1-9
copies, $8.00 per book. Orders of 10 or more compies: $6.00 per

The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
7:00 am. Rev. Philip Stubbs/Sis. Rosemary Williams
11:00 a.m. Rev. L Carla R. Culmer/Sis. Jewel Dean
7:00 p.m.Bro. Sydney Pinder/ Board of General Education

"CastinglourJcaresupn| i ,fr!Hca I lPtr .l

Three brothers charged in

connection with beating of

radio station employee

Tribune Freeport

brothers were charged in
Freeport Magistrate's Court
Wednesday in connection
with the brutal beating over

the weekend of an employ-
ee of radio station, Love 97,
and The Bahama Journal.
Roderick Brown, 39, of
10A Scarborough Place, Mid-
shipman Road; Lester
Brown, 41, and Floyd Brown,
44, both of 130 Redwood
Lane, were charged with

Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTAL
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour: t
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2 TPastor. Mills

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622

causing harm to Tino Rah-
It is alleged that on May
25, the men attacked and
beat Mr Rahming at Candy's
Bar in the Les Fountain
Plaza on East Sunrise High-
According to reports, Mr
Rahming had just completed
a work assignment at Les
Fountain Plaza and was leav-
ing the parking lot around
10.30pm when he was beaten
The accused men, who
appeared before deputy chief
magistrate.. Helen Jones,
....pJeaded notigpuilty to the
charge of causing harm. They
were each granted $1,000 bail
with surety on the condition
that they have no contact
with the complainant.
The case was adjourned to
October 1 for trial.

A New Providence couple
visiting the island of Abaco
were traumatised after being
confronted by an angry gun-
man while driving in the Pel-
ican Shore subdivision.
Grand Bahama police have
arrested a 64-year-old Abaco
man for allegedly holding up

the couple who were visiting
the island on Monday.
Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said detectives from
Grand Bahama were dis-
patched to Abaco to investi-
gate after receiving reports
from Ian Thompson of New
Providence, who reported
that he and his wife were
held up by a' white man,
armed with a shotgun, while
driving through the Pelican
Shore Subdivision.
Mr Thompson, 45, and his
wife, Vanessa, of Poitier
Avenue, Eyd Subdivision,
were noat ysically harmed,'
butNere.traumatised by the ,
Police went to Pelican,
Shores, where they arrested
the 64-year-old man. They
also confiscated a 12-gauge
shotgun and a number of car-
Mr Rahming said that the
man, who was the victim of a
housebreaking and theft, was
apparently angry because his
safe containing a large
sum of money had been
Officers have since recov-
ered the safe with the mon-
ey, and have arrested a resi-
dent of Murphy Town in con-
nection with the theft.

Our Lady's Catholic Church

Deveaux & Young Street

Fair & Raffle
Held Saturday, May 26th, 2007

We thank God for a beautiful day. We Congratulate All The winners
We appreciate all our helpers. We thank all who participated
1. 2007 Nissan Almera Sedan Our Lady's Parish (Donor)
& Sanpin Motors (Sold by) Elvin Neely Bimini Ave. N-9667 21695
2. Trip for 2 to Eleuthera Bohengy Anonymous lan Fowler Coral Vista 24254
3. Watch Mr & Mrs Lloyd (Unclear Name) 106 Mackey St. N1901 27489
4. Trip for two to Andros Bohengy David & Scarlette Stuart Marline James Malcolm Road 9565
5. 19 inch Television Reno Forbes Wanda Jordan Calvin St. Off Soldier Rd 46491
6. Bicycle Cycles Unlimited Racheal Riley Sea Breeze Estate N-1596 21555
7. Trip for Two to Exuma Our Lady's Yung Adult Peter Mousis Unclear Address 22723
8. iPod Anonymous Paul & Patrice Pennerman High Vista-SB51315 31416
9. Watch Mr & Mrs Lloyd Polly N-1388 9415
10. Microwave Italia Hepburn Dianne Person 1075 University CB-13774 4170
11. $100 Gift Certificate Mr & Mrs Nolan Johnson Kevin Emile Glinton Garden Close EE-17477 24380
12. Trip for 2 to Harbour Is. Bohengy Anonymous Trent & Mummy McKinney Avenue N-1137 117
13. 1001bs. Cooking Gas Ellen Hepburn Lorna Williams Cabinet Office N7147 1480
14. Cell Phone Anonymous Savannah Davidson Tomphson Lane 120N
15. D.V.D. Player Anonymous Wilson 07 #10 Windsor Ave. N-4708 22205

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NOTE: Drawn on Church grounds Saturday, 26 May, 2007 Winners
Please call Rectory 325-4521 during office hours

Applicant must have:

a minimum of 8 years experience
worked with church choir and praise team
serious applicant only, need to apply

Resume may sent to: P.O.Box SB 50076, Nassau, Bahamas

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* CHEF Charles Missick
CERTIFIED executive chef
Charles Missick visited the
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise
to share a taste of the culinary
profession in the Bahamas.
Mr Missick explained to
rotarians the academic and
training process of becoming a
chef, and highlighted the dis-
tinctions of the profession's
hierarchy and various specialty
Also a local educator in his
field, Missick talked about the
growing challenge of producing
enough qualified Bahamian
chefs at the pace and standard
necessary to meet the industry's
increasing demand.
"It is a profession with still
many opportunities for Bahami-
ans yet to be realized. The
potential is great."
A former president of the
country's Culinary Association,
Mr Missick outlined some of the
many achievements of Bahami-
an chefs in international com-
petitions throughout the world.
"With the right training and
education, Bahamian chefs can
stand out anywhere, and stand

up against anyone in the world.
Our teams have proven that
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ver and bronze medals and oth-
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tigious competitions all.over the
world," he said.
Mr Missick also gave Rotari-
ans a brief lesson in how to plan
the right menu for different
occasions and also shared a few
tips about preparing and serving
food. Sunrisers were also treat-
ed to a few hands-on guidelines,
as Missick went through some
of the key steps to roasting a
chicken, ending with a demon-
stration of the proper carving
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The chef also shared with
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On March 19, members of Youth Ambassadors for Posi- sador observed that educations
Youth Ambassadors for Posi- tive Living a group of young vital to addressing the problein
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Amnesty International

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AMNESTY International on
Wednesday called for multilat-
eral sanctions against Sudan and
the immediate deployment of a
UN peacekeeping force to end
the bloodshed in the country's
war-torn Darfur region, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The call came from Irene
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rights violations in Darfur.
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Sudanese government," Khan t i:*
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On Tuesday, US President -
George W Bush ordered new
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get government-run companies 0 SUDANESE newspaper ven
involved in Sudan's oil indus- International on Wednesday ca
try and three individuals, includ- deployment of a UN peacekeep
ing a rebel leader suspected of region. The call came from Irem
being involved in Darfur's vio- a visit to Egypt where she held
Bush had been prepared to
impose the US sanctions last accept the 22,000-stroong
month but had held off to give hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping
UN Secretary General Ban Ki- force.
Moon more time to find a diplo- Sudan has rejected the US
matic end to the four-year crisis sanctions, saying they were
that has killed more than untimely and unfair.
200,000 people and displaced Egypt's Foreign Minister
over 2.5 million. Ahmed Aboul Gheit on
However, Ban maintains Wednesday also objected to the
more time is needed for political US sanctions but called on all
negotiations and to persuade parties to reach out. to the
the Sudanese government of Sudanese government through
President Omar al-Bashir to:".dialogue.

ders at a bus station in Khartoum, Sudan yesterday. Amnesty
lied for multilateral sanctions against Sudan and the immediate
ping force to end the bloodshed in the country's war-torn Darfur
ie Khan, the head of the London-based human rights group, during
talks with Arab League chief, Amr Moussa.

"Economic sanctions experi-
ments throughout modern his-
tory have proven ineffective in
achieving the goal. But it is
proven that the first to be dam-
aged (by sanction) are the peo-
ple," Aboul Gheit said in a
During her trip to Egypt,
Khan said UN peacekeepers
must be deployed immediately
to Darfur, and asked for the
Arab League to pressure the

(AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
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ment that led to deaths and dis-
abilities in a group of children
more than a decade ago,
according to court papers,
according to Associated Press.
A notice of intent to file crim-
inal charges, seen on Wednes-
day, was submitted May 9 and
the civil case was filed May 17.
Officials said the civil suit could
open as soon Monday. It was
not clear when the criminal case
to be lodged against eight
Pfizer officials would begin,
id officials said.
A report in The Washington
th Post said the criminal charges
had been brought, but officials
in Kano said Wednesday pros-
ecutors had taken only a pre-
liminary step in that direction.
New York-based Pfizer has
denied any wrongdoing. A fed-
eral court in Manhattan dis-
missed a 2001 lawsuit by dis-
abled Nigerians who allegedly
e took part in the study, but the
matter is under appeal.
n In a statement this week, Pfiz-
er said allegations in the Nigeria
cases "are simply untrue they
weren't valid when they were
firsl raised years ago and they're
not valid today." It also said the
P'fizer study was conducted "in
a responsible and ethical way
consistent with the company's
abiding commitment to patient
In the civil suit, authorities in
northern Nigeria's Kano state
allege Pfizer illegally conducted
I a drug experiment on 200 chil-
dren during a meningitis epi-
demic in the state's main city,
also called Kano, in 1996, result-
ing in deaths, brain damage,
paralysis and slurred speech in
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and U.S. troops cordoned
off sections of Baghdad's
Sadr City slum Wednesday
and conducted a series of
raids after five British citi-
zens were abducted from a
nearby government build-
ing, police and residents
said, according to Associat-
ed Press.
British Embassy officials
held ongoing talks Wednes-
day with Iraqi officials to
discuss the situation,
Britain's Foreign Office
said. Britain's COBRA cri-
sis committee was also to
meet for the second day.
The five men were pulled
out of a Finance Ministry
office by about 40 heavily
armed men in police uni-
forms in broad daylight
Tuesday and driven in a
convoy of 19 four-wheel-
drive vehicles toward Sadr
City, according to Iraqi offi-
cials in the Interior and
Finance ministries.
A senior Iraqi official
said the radical Shiite Mah-
di Army militia was sus-
pected in the attack.
British Foreign Secretary
Margaret Beckett said offi-
cials were doing all they
could to secure the "swift
and safe return" of the five.
"This is clearly a very dis-
tressing time for all con-
cerned," she said, arriving
at a Group of Eight meet-
ing in Potsdam, Germany.
Foreign Office officials
are "offering help and assis-
tance to the next of kin" of
the Britons, Beckett said.
"It is not helpful at this
stage to speculate on what
might have happened," she
a0..'1"We are 'working
closely with the Iraqi
autitfities to-establish the
facts and doing all we can
to secure their swift and
safe return."
Soon after the abduction,
Iraqi forces established a
special battalion of Iraqi
soldiers and police to
search for the men, said
Brig. Gen. Qassim al
Musawi, an Iraqi army
"We are conducting
search operations near the
site where the abduction
took place," he said.
"Maybe today or in the
coming few days, we will
find them with the help of
secret intelligence."
Residents of Sadr City

said hundreds of U.S. and
Iraqi troops sealed off areas
of the Shiite neighborhood
overnight and carried out a
series of arrest raids that
lasted until dawn. The resi-
dents spoke on condition of
anonymity out of fear of
reprisals for speaking to the
Western media.
The U.S. military said it
had arrested five suspected
militants and one suspect-
ed leader of a militant cell
during early morning raids
in Sadr City. Those arrested
were believed to be part of
a cell that smuggled
weapons in from Iran and
sent militants to Iran for
training, the statement said.
The statement did not
link the raid to the missing
Two civilians were killed
and four others injured in
crossfire from gunbattles
that broke out in one of the
raids, police said. The civil-
ians had been sleeping on
their roofs in a traditional
Iraqi custom to escape the
brutal heat, police said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because they
were not authorized to
speak to the media.

The.. U.S ...military,
responding to a query from
The Associated Press, said
in an e-mail that it had con-
ducted two raids in Sadr
City but that no shots were
A roadside bomb that
apparently targeted a pass-
ing police patrol in Sadr
City, missed and killed one
civilian and wounded four
others, police said.
In other violence, several
mortar rounds apparently
targeting an American mil-
itary base in the restive city
of Fallujah missed their
mark and landed instead on
a courthouse and in a resi-
dential neighborhood,
killing nine civilians and
wounding 15 others, accord-
ing to police and Dr. Anas.
al-Rawi, of Fallujah Gener-
al Hospital.
A police commander's
convoy was struck by a
roadside bomb in the town
of Hamzah, south of Bagh-
dad, killing two guards and
injuring two others, a police
officer said, speaking on
condition of anonymity
because he feared reprisals
for talking to the media.
Gunmen in three cars
ambushed three soldiers
who had stopped to drink
orange juice in the center
of Karbala, 50 miles south
of Baghdad, and stole the
nearly $396,000 in salaries
they were transporting to
their unit, an army official
said, speaking on condition
of anonymity for fear of
The three soldiers were
arrested on suspicion of
involvement in the theft,
the official said.
The U.S. military said 10
American soldiers were
killed in roadside bombings
and a helicopter crash Mon-
day, making May with at
least 113 fatalities so far -
the third deadliest month
of the war for U.S. troops.
The Islamic state of Iraq,
an al-Qaida front group,
claimed responsibility for
shooting down the heli-
copter in a statement post-
ed on a militant Web site.
The claim could not be
independently verified. The
military did not say if the
helicopter was shot down
or had mechanical prob-
Attacks on Iraqis raged

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on as well. Police and
morgue officials contacted
by the AP reported at least
120 people killed or found
dead. All of the officials
refused to allow use of their
names fearing they could be
targeted by militants.
Police said two car
bombers hit neighborhoods
on opposite sides of the
Tigris River on Tuesday,
killing 40 people and
wounding more than 100
others. A Shiite mosque
was destroyed in the second
of the two attacks, in the
Amil neighborhood in west
Hours after the British
were abducted, Joe Gav-
aghan, a spokesman for
Montreal-based security
firm GardaWorld, con-
firmed that four of its secu-
rity workers and one client
were kidnapped. All four
GardaWorld workers are
British citizens, he said,
declining to provide more
A spokesman for Bear-
ingPoint, a McLean, Va.-
based management consult-
ing firm, said one of the
company's employees,
apparently the client
referred to by Gavaghan,
was among those abducted.
.. If the kidnapping are the
wvork of the Mahdi Army,
as asserted'by several Iraqi
officials, they could be
retaliation for the killing by
British forces last week of
the militia's commander in
Canon Andrew White,
the Anglican vicar of Bagh-
dad, who lives in the Garda
World compound and is
involved in efforts to free
the men, said it's "a strong
possibility" the kidnapping
was a retaliation for the
"We have been in contact
with (the Mahdi Army) and
are doing our best to try
and continue that contact
throughout the day," he
told BBC radio.
The raid was reminiscent
of an attack by the. Shiite
militiamen, dressed as Inte-
rior Ministry commandos,
who stormed a Higher Edu-
cation Ministry office Nov.
14 and seized as many as
200 people. Dozens of those
kidnap victims have never
been found.


Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim
Khalaf, the Interior Min-
istry spokesman, said the
abduction Tuesday was car-
ried out by men wearing
police uniforms who
showed up at the Finance
Ministry data collection
facility in 19 four-wheel dri-
ve vehicles of the type used
by police.
He said the band of kid-
nappers sped off across the
Army Canal to the east.
Sadr City, the Shiite Mahdi
Army stronghold, is direct-
ly east of the Canal.
"We are pursuing this
case very vigorously, first
to release them, secondly to
establish the truth of what
happened, who was respon-
sible," Foreign Minister
Hoshyar Zebari told BBC
radio on Wednesday.
Zebari said that the gov-
ernment has long believed
that its security forces were
infiltrated by militia mem-
"The number of people
who were involved in the
operation to seal off the
building, to set roadblocks,
to get into the building with
such confidence (means
they) must have some con-
nection." he said.



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:00) Walker, Walker, Texas Ranger A vacation PANDEMIC (2007, Suspense) TifaniThiessen, Vincent SpanoFaye
HALL exas Ranger becomes a fight for feafter Alex Dunaway. A doctor and an FI agent tryto stop a deadly virus. (CC)
"Deadline" (CC) witnesses a drug deal. A (CC) __
Bu Me "Gary Selling Houses Special Whit- House Hunters World'sMost Relocalton, Relocation "Anna and
HGTV andHeather" A stable" Olie and Bella need to sell International A Extreme Homes YY Mortgage-free living. A (CC)
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HBO-W EPISODE I THE PHANTOM Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman Hayden Christensen. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice
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(6:30) * i MYSTIC RIVER (2003, Crime Dramp) * NORTH COUNTRY12005, Drama) Charlize Theron, Frances Mc-
H BO-S Sean Penn. A detective probes the murder of his Dormand, Sean Bean. A trier charges her employer with sexual harass-
friend's daughter., 'R'(CC) ment. A'R'(CC)
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MAX-E [and terrorists threaten to gas San Francisco. A 'R' (C) (2005, Comedy) Johnny Knoxville.
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Supporters very useful to actors
Cries: "Shoot at random (5)
Figures to go into town for a book
Certificates of some description (5)
Talking a rest from being truthful (5)
Floral component in the form of a
lacy cross (5)
Decoration of stone, possibly (7)
It doesn't take long to get dry (3)
Desire it for a companion (4)
In World War II, a victor in a very
thorough wayl (6)
A boaster's bloomer (5)
Join up with either 8 or 22 Down
Members of an eleven (4)
Paternal army man (3)
Plants trees for a chap (7)
One can hardly make light of his
villainy (5)
To fix something, I have to be in
the right(5)
Noted duet arrangement, as from
Chopin (5)
Imaginably apt to go up? How
funny (7)
Wine swilled by an unnamed
comedian (5)
Though keen or cutting, it may be
fine by the week-end (5)

2 Something hard for a space
traveller to shoot up (6)
3 On which to stand statuesquely,
stonily staring (6)
4 Little man of the month?7(3)
5 Where there's a point to gain,
possibly (5)
6 Salvation Army crusade? (4,3)
7 Stone mostly derived from
chalcedony (4)
8 Being bright, can upset little Leslie
12 Roll down to the sea (5)
13 Punished a good nOmber (5)
14 Reprove for having sold out the
Conservative leader (5)
15 Deadly sins are so numerous (5)
16 Categorise as a study group (5)
1U One of the pair we left
incompletely finished (5)
19 Religious type, but he'd be add If
hil self-starter went (7)
21 A name I have for being natural (6)
22 Attend to out-of-order Iets (6)
23 Golfed sportively with Bob (6)
25 Use of a veil? (5)
26 A champion may mean nothngto
28 Animal chewing some leeks (3)


ACROSS: 4, Bullet 7, Pin t-able 8, GI-fted 10, A-miss 13, Mint 14, Role 15, Fans
16, Rep 17, Pain 19, Ivor 21, Disbanded 23, Boat 24, Goes 26, Set 27, Eve-R 29,
Too-I 32, Fred 33, Largo 34, Moment 35, Calf love 36, Wealth
DOWN: 1, Spear 2, Anvil 3, Hal's 4, Begin 5, L-oft 6, Ex-eter 9, Inside 11, MOT
12, Sepia 13, Managed 15, Fi-b 16, Rod 18, A-stern 20. Vesta 21, Dot 22, No.-r
23, Become ,25, Log 28, Vet-CH 30, Orion 31, L-over 32, Fee-L 33, Lift


ACROSS: 4, Shandy 7, Discount 8, Oberon 10, Clash 13, Moat 14, Toll 15, Tall 16,
Old 17, Omit 19, Line 21, Speculate 23, Sped 24, Ride 26, Sly 27, Deed 29, Mast
32, Glad 33, Osier 34, Defies 35, Entailed 36, Reveal
DOWN: 1, Edict 2, Usual 3, Moth 4, Stool 5, Abet 6, Doodle 9,Ballad 11, Lot 12,
Slope 13, Matured 15, Tic 16, One 18, Meddle 20, Items 21, Spy 22, Lid 23,
Sleeve 25, Use 28, Easel 30, Aisle 31, Trade 32, Give 33, Opal

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Muscular pain
Hit (5)
Previously (7)
Exhausted (5)
Dead language
Danger (5)
Saunters (7)
Domestic fowl
Rip (4)
Suitcase (6)
Black bird (5)
Expressed a
view (6)
Dry (4)
Notebook (3)
Ship (7)
Tracks (5)
Biscuit (5)
Scope (5)
Take for
granted (7)
Flower (5)



Contract Bridge

C -By Steve Becker

Things Are Tough All Over

South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
+K 974
V8 3
Q 10876

VA 105

5- .. KQJ.9.762
3 +K108 7
+AQJ 1085

The bidding:
South West North
1 # Pass 2 4
4 4 5 V Pass
Dble Pass 5 #
Opening lead ace of hearts.

4 V

Bridge is a tough game at times,
and nowhere is this more evident
than in top-flight team matches
where the players' failings can later
be microscopically analyzed.
Examine this deal played in a Life
Masters team championship. The
bidding was spirited, and South
wound up as declarer at five spades.
East could have made five hearts by
guessing the location of the queen of
West led the ace of hearts, on

which East played the six. After
lengthy deliberation, West continued
with a heart. He was reluctant to play
the ace of clubs because he was
afraid declarer had the king.
This fear proved to be fatal, since
declarer eventually discarded two
clubs on dummy's diamonds to make
five spades for a score of 450 points.
It can be argued that West should
have led the ace of clubs on the basis
that, even if South had the king, East
might still get a diamond trick and
defeat the contract. But the fact
remains that in West's considered
judgment, seeing only dummy's
hand and his own, a heart continua-
tion was best.
Naturally, the North-South pair
felt they had much the best of the
deal since they had prevented East-
West from making five hearts and
had also scored a game that could
have been defeated.
However, it turned out that their
team actually lost points on the deal!
Their teammates at the other table,
holding the East-West cards, bid four
hearts and then doubled four spades
when South bid it.
Not only that, but West also led
the ace and another heart. As a result,
South made four spades doubled
with an overtrick for a score of 690
points and a net gain of 240 points on
the deal. Both Wests suffered from
heart failure!

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MAY 31 9
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ARIES Mar 21/Apr i
You have been concerned o a big
decision you need to mak .ries.
Now is the time toilet othen on
your "secret." They may belable to
help out in the process. >
TAURUS Apr 21/Mayl1
This week nothing soundtbetter
than doing nothing and unvfiding.
You have that opportunity n* that
all of your prior obligatio have
been taken care of. .
GEMINI May 22/Ju4
A friend can really use yo u help,
Gemini. You just have to find the time
to fit this person into your busy sched-
l0e. It's important, so do your best to
accommodate him or her.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, your home is in an upheaval
due to some recent renovations, and
it's getting on everyone's nerves.
Luckily, the end is in sight and you
can soon get back to normal.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
It will take cosmic forces to pry
you out of bed this week, Leo.
You are in a slump and no matter
what others do, they can't seem to
pull you out of it.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sep 22
Virgo, a romantic partner is.In the
mood to set the scene with candle-
light, soft music and a delicious din-
ner.. Keep your plans open this week
because the "date" could be any day.
LIBRA Sep 23/Oct 23
Despite the nice weather, you're
more inclined to stay indoors cud-
dling with the one you love. If you
do have to venture out for foo.i or
necessities, don't be long.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You keep your trade secrets 'hidden
from a lot of people, Scorpio.' But
this week it really is your tdrn to
shine. Expect others to be surprised
at,what you can accomplish.
Your pace has been so fast lately that
there is some task you've likely for-
gotten, Sagittarius. You may have to
backtrack and see if you covered all
of the bases. I
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Obstacles may seem large this
week, Capricorn, but they'tq no
bigger than ones you've conctered
in the past. Get some help- and
you'll feel reinforced. '1
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Your partner is feeling very jealous
this week, and with just cause,
Aquarius. You've been spending
time with and talking about a
coworker a lot.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20X
Pisces, it will be impossible forlyou
to keep your feelings to yourself
when someone does you wrong. Be
the bigger person, however.

HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and there must be at least
one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb forms
ending in "s", no words with initial capitals and no
words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted. The
first word of a phrase is permitted (e.g. inkjet in
inkjet printer).
Good 17; very good 25; excellent 33 (or more).
Solution Monday.
acne ante cane cant canter careen
CARPENTER cent centre crane earn earner
eaten enact enter entrap errant nacre nape
neap near nearer neat neater nectar neep pane
pant parent partner paten pecan peen pent
percent prance preen rant ranter recant recent
rent repent tarn teen tern trance

2 Fame (6)
3 Adviser (6)
4 Affectionate
tap (3)
5 Insects (5)
6 Aquatic bird (7)
7 Russian river
8 Peals (6)
12 Implore (5)
13 Bend (5)
14 Quick (5)
15 Bees' homes
16 At no time (5)
18 Swerves (5)
19 Wed again (7)
21 Country (6)
22 Cook gently (6)
23 Edit (6)
25 Conflict (5)
26 Agents,
informally (4)
28 Unit of current








CH E3SSbyeonadB.a6e

Ian Rogers v Robert Ris,
Gibtelecom 2007. Australia's
leading grandmaster tells this
story against himself in the
March issue of the British Chess
Magazine (020 7486 8222),
which is an excellent read.
Rogers is under pressure from
his Dutch opponent's active
pieces, but with even material
and no obvious immediate
threats there seems to be plenty
of play left. However, there was
a sudden end when White (to
play) made a plausible choice,
and Black's reply proved so
crushing that the GM had to
resign at once. Puzzle-spot
White's seemingly sound
mistake and Black's refutation.



Chess solution 8374:1 Rcl? Qc6! and White
resigned. If 2 Rxc6 Rxel mate and otherwise Black
threatens Rxel+ with Qxg2 mate or alternatively Qxcl.

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fornia Department of Fish
and Game tries to help two
humpback whales head back
to the ocean near Vallejo,
Calif., Tuesday, May 29,

(AP Photo/
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Whales lost in

California river

making good

,progress toward
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.T- VALLEJO, Calif.

-.'TWO lost whales closed in
o, .lp their ocean home Tuesday
,evening, passing under a busy
bridge and entering San Fran-
cisco Bay after being lost in
iinland waterways, according to.
:,,Associated Press.
.- vThe mother humpback and.
c' h calf, who have sojourned
'- f6r more than two weeks in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin River
." ielta, passed under the Rich-
rz'niond-San Rafael Bridge on
K .Tuesday afternoon, the next-to-
IlaTt bridge along the pair's
,-, 'They're heading very much
-.in he right direction," said Rod
'MgsInnis, a spokesman for the
r..National Oceanic and Atmos-
s pheric Administration.
If the humpbacks can navi-
gate south around a peninsula
'"'antd an island, few obstacles
L would remain on their route
past Alcatraz to the Golden
Gate, the strait that connects
Sap Francisco Bay to the Pacif-
stilll, the fear remained that
te whales might head south
instead of west, passing under
the Bay Bridge and into the
long southern half of the bay.
"There are lots of places they
could get themselves into trou-
ble before they go out of the
Golden Gate," McInnis said.
But, he said, the whales could
be back out in the Pacific in a
few hours from their current

UIc1 Oceanl

location "'if they put their minds
to it."
i Tuesday evening the
whales were spotted swimming
about 10 miles from the Golden
Observers saw the whales
leap above the water Tuesday in
a behavior known as breaching,
which some biologists view as
a form of communication and
others aslplay.
A convoy of boats escorted
the pair to protect them from
heavy ship traffic in the bay.
Bay Area ferry commuters
could expect delays Wednesday
morning depending on the
whales' location, Coast Guard
officials said.
The whale and her calf had
been spotted in the river May
13 and got as far as 90 miles
inland tolthe Port of Sacramen-
to before turning around.
Lesion .that had formed on
the humpbacks' skin over the
weekend appeared to be
sloughing off, apparently due
to the saltier water the pair have
been swimming in since leaving
Rio Vist4, biologists said. Sci-
entists also reported that a coat-
ing of algae that was clinging to
the mother farther upriver had
fallen away.
Antibiotics had been injected
into the whales on Saturday to
try to slow the damage from
wounds likely caused earlier by
a boat's keel.
The two whales spent Moun-
day near the Benicia-Martinez

Bridge, about 45 miles from the
Pacific before finally swimming
past it. Boats blocked the
entrance to the Napa River and
were to be positioned at the
mouth of the Petaluma River
near San Francisco Bay to keep
them on track, Fees said.
With the whales on the move,
officials did not plan to take any
more action to prod them
toward the Golden Gate


Public Utilities Commission



The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was established by the Public Utilities Commission
Act 1993, as amended in 1999 to regulate controlled public utilities. It is currently
mandated to regulate the telecommunications sector. The PUC is inviting suitably
qualified persons to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager. This person
will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and will report to the Executive

Principal duties and responsibilities of the position
These will include:
* Develop and recommend Human Resources Management (HRM) strategies, policies
and practices that promote employee commitment, team building, competence,
motivation and performance and that facilitate the achievement of the PUC's
business objectives.
* Staff recruitment and administration of workforce planning and employment
* Develop and facilitate processes for effective labour/management relations and
* Administer compensation, benefits, and recognition and performance management
* Manage the training and development programmes and collaborate with management
in conducting needs analysis, coordinating plans, preparing manuals, and monitoring
and evaluating training.
* Facilitate employee commitment to a culture which embraces the core values of
the organization and foster an understanding of and commitment to diversity.
* Develop and Maintain the Human Resource Information Systems

Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with:
* A minimum of a university degree in Human Resources Management, Business
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 progre givdy responsitlIe experience as human resources
manager in a unrenioed&,rganikati on4a'round40 rEsons.
* 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

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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Russia says US launching

new arms race in Europe

* POTSDAM, Germany
RUSSIA'S top diplomat
accused the United States of
launching a new arms race as the
two nations traded barbs
Wednesday over U.S. plans to
erect a missile defense system in

countries formally under
Moscow's influence, according to
Associated Press.
Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov complained that
the U.S. rationale for the shield is
thin and suggested that U.S.
assurances to Russia amount to a

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"All they are saying is, 'Don't
worry it's not aimed at you,"
Lavrov said. He called the plan a
threat to Russia and added, "the
arms race is starting again."
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice said the United States has
repeatedly explained its plan to
Russia in considerable detail, and
stands ready to discuss the matter
further. She tartly noted that
Russian President Vladimir Putin
himself had said Russia's own
strategic defenses could easily
overpower the U.S. system.
"We quite agree," she said.
Lavrov made a dark joke in
"I hope that nobody has to
actually prove that Condi is right
about that," Lavrov said.
On Tuesday, Russia tested a
new multiple-warhead, intercon-
tinental ballistic missile, and Putin
warned that the planned U.S. mis-
sile shield would turn Europe into
a "powder keg."
President Bush, Rice and Sec-
retary of Defense Richard Gates
have all tried to reassure the Rus-
sians that the planned missile sys-
tem is aimed at preventing Iran
from someday threatening
Speaking to reporters ahead of
her trip to Europe, Rice poo-
pooed Russian complaints. I
"The idea that this somehow
would degrade Russia's strategic
nuclear deterrent is just ludicrous,
and the Russians know it's ludi-
crous," Rice said. "There isn't any
military person who can imagine
this system with a few intercep-
tors and a few sensors and a few
radars able to intercept the Russ-
ian deterrent."
Lavrov took issue with that
"For us this is not ludicrous at
all, and I hope our American
partners will respect our analysis
which we have presented to them
in a very professional and detailed
way," he said.
U.S. officials say the deploy-
ment of 10 interceptor missiles in
Poland and a radar system in the
Czech Republic would protect
Russia and the rest of Europe
from potential attack by Iran,
North Korea or other nations..
The European sites are part of
a larger shield that the Bush
administration envisions for
Europe and North America.
Besides opposition from Russia,
the program is hitting a roadblock
at home.


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commits to

'recurrent Budget surplus'

* FNM targets fiscal deficit elimination by 2012-2013, bringing government-debt-to-GDP down to 30-35% in same timeframe
Projects 1.8% deficit for 2007-2008, with $25m Budget surplus
Expected 2006-2007 1.6% deficit some 0.3% better than projections
Government puts faith in same tools as Christie administration revenue and economic/GDP growth -
to bring deficit down, predicting it will fall to 1.3% and 1.1% in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010

Tribune Business Editor

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday com-
mitted the FNM govern-
ment to generating a
recurrent Budget surplus
for each fiscal year of its administra-
tion, a move he indicated was the first
key step towards eliminating the fiscal
deficit and reducing the Bahamas'
debt-to-gross domestic product
(GDP) ratio to between 30-35 per
In a Budget address designed to
emphasise his administration's com-
mitment to fiscal prudence and disci-

pline, Mr Ingraham projected that for
fiscal 2007-2008, the Government
would run a deficit equivalent to 1.8
per cent of GDP, due largely to what
he termed "'catch-up' on essential
This compared to a projected 1.6
per cent deficit for the current 2006-
2007 fiscal year, which is due to end
on June 30, an improvement of 0.3
per cent upon the 1.9 per cent deficit
projected by the former Christie
administration in its final Budget last
year. Both deficits were determined
by the GFS measurement, which
strips out the costs of debt redemption
from the final calculations.
Mr Ingraham described as his


administration's "lodestar" the goal of
reducing the government debt to
GDP ratio to between 30-35 per cent
by fiscal year 2012-2013.
He added that Budgetary projec-
tions indicated that the government
debt to GDP ratio might have fallen
to just over 36 per cent by 2009-2010,
with the Government's planned recur-
rent Budget surplus putting the fis-
cal deficit "on a declining trend" for
the years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
"Indeed, by 2012-2013, the GFS
deficit should be eliminated and, as I
stated, the ratio of government debt
to GDP down to within the range 30-
35 per cent of GDP," Mr Ingraham

Generating a recurrent Budget sur-
plus means that government revenues
must exceed recurrent government
spending, which goes on the Govern-
ment's fixed costs, such as wages and
For the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the
Government is forecasting revenues
of $1.49 billion and recurrent expen-
diture of $1.465 billion. If those pro-
jections hold true, it will produce a
recurrent Budget surplus of $25 mil-
The Prime Minister said the short-
term fiscal objective was to reduce

SEE page 6

RoyalStar profits up Stamp Tax to account for+

85.2% to $5.776m 76.5% of revenue rises

Tribune Business Editor
ROYALStar Assurance, the
Bahamian general insurance
carrier, saw its 2006 net income
increase by 85.2 per cent to
$5.776 million, as it reaped the
benefits from a strong under-
writing policy and capital base,
coupled with the absence of
any hurricane-related claims.
The company, which togeth-
er with Bahamas First is large-
ly regarded as the market
leader in the Bahamian gener-
al insurance market, saw
increases in all its key cate-
gories as it made a major
advance upon the $3.119 mil-
lion in net income generated
in 2005.
Gross premiums written rose
by 15.4 per cent to $73.634 mil-
lion, compared to $63.797 mil-
lion in 2005, while RoyalStar's
underwriting gains rose from
$4.899 million to $7.963 mil-
lion an increase of 62.6 per

Bahamian general
insurer sees premiums
and underwriting gain
increase by 15.4% and
62.6 per cent respectively,
as capital base grows 21%

While net premiums earned
declined slightly, from $29.338
million in 2005 to $27.936 mil-
lion in 2006, RoyalStar was fur-
ther aided by declines in net
claims incurred and net com-
Net claims fell by almost 25
per cent to $5.413 million, from
$7.196 million in 2005, while
commissions dropped by 47.6
per cent to $1.559 million.
Franklyn Wilson, Royal-
Star's chairman, said in the
company's 2006 annual report:
"We began 2006 with a larger

SEE page 16

Tribune Business Editor
STAMP Taxes account for
76.5 per cent or just over $109
million of the projected $143
million increase in revenues
for the 2007-2008 Budget year,
compared to the current fiscal
year, as the FNM Government
yesterday followed its prede-

Prime Minister Ingraham: No new or increased taxes

cessor's lead in introducing no increase over the $1.356 bil- Mr Ingraham said, adding that
new or increased taxes. lion expected to be collected the projected revenue increas-
Prime Minister Hubert in the 2006-2007 period. It was es would be generated by "rev-
Ingraham yesterday told the also a 10.6 per cent rise on the enue buoyancy and continued
House of Assembly that the original 2006-2007 projection focus on revenue collection".
$1.49 billion in recurrent rev- of $1.347 billion.
enues projected for fiscal year "There are no new taxes and
2007-2008 were a 9.9 per cent no increases in existing taxes," SEE page 14

July 25-27 trial over

Sir Jack's 75 per cent

Port owner claim

Tribune Business Editor
SENIOR Supreme Court
Justice Anita Allen yesterday
ruled that a trial on Sir Jack
Hayward's claim to 75 per cent
ownership of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) and its Port Group
Ltd affiliate be held on July
25-27, 2007, finding that this
was "the central issue" gener-
ated by the legal dispute with
the late Edward St George's
In her ruling, Justice Allen
split the ownership issue from
the management issues sur-
rounding the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd, deciding that the
ownership issue should be
heard first.
Deciding that a dispute res-
olution conference and media-
tion would not be worthwhie,
given the failure of the Hay-

ward and St George parties to
resolve their differences in the
period between December
2006 and February 2007, Jus-
tice Allen issued a number of
orders and directions on the
filing and serving of statement
of claims, defences, counter-
claims, inspection of docu-
ments and agreed statement of
facts and issues for the trial
over Sir Jack's 75 per cent
ownership claim.
In her judgement, Justice
Allen said of the case to date:
"These proceedings have
dragged on far longer than I
anticipated and, in my view,
ought now to be disposed of
as efficiently and effectively as
possible for the good of Grand
Bahama and the wider public
"In my view, the question of

SEE page 10

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Almost one third of
the $705.8 million
in foreign direct
investment that
flowed into the Bahamas dur-
ing 2006 resulted from the sale
of Bahamian land to foreign-
ers, a statistic likely to raise
concerns about the level of
land speculation in this nation.
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham told the House of
Assembly during yesterday's
Budget communication that
out of the $705.8 million in for-
eign direct investment that
entered the Bahamas in 2006,
some $233.3 million was for
land purchases under the Inter-
national Persons Landholding
Although this statistic was
not broken down, and it was
unclear how many of these
land sales were related to
major tourism developments
underway, it again raises ques-
tions about the nature of many
projects unveiled by the for-
mer Christie administration.
Many such projects, particu-
larly in the Family Islands, are
mixed-use resorts, involving a
large real estate component -
lots, condos, timeshares, dock-
ominiums alongside facilities
such as a small boutique hotel,
marina and clubhouse.
While they mitigate the risk
to the developers, many of
whom only invest a relatively
small amount of their own
equity, and their financial
backers, these projects rely
heavily on pre-sales of
Bahamian land and real estate
to generate cash flow that will

$233m of $705.8m in foreign capital
inflows related to real estate purchases.

finance the development and
its subsequent build-out.
Successive governments
have frequently used a devel-
opment model that 'traded
Bahamian land for jobs', but
the pace of announced projects
and real estate deals quickened
under the Christie administra-
tion to the point where many
observers believed it had gone
too far and that Bahamians
were not realising enough ben-
efits while being 'locked out' of
the best land in their own
While the $20 billion head-
line figure placed on total for-
eign direct investment coming
into this nation by the forrier
administration is not likely to
be accurate, Mr Ingraham con-
ceded yesterday that the
Bahamian economy's growth
in 2006 was sustained by for-
eign direct investment and
domestic credit.
Domestic or Bahamian cred-
it expanded by 14.3 per cent
or $843.4 million in 2006,
although it was again unclear
whether most of this was for
mortgages or consumer loans.
If it was the latter, given the
low level and rate of savings
amorig Bahamians generally,
this could again be storing
problems up for tomorrow.
While the construction
industry outlook for 2007 was
"positive", Mr Ingraham
warned that "a further moder-
ation in performance" was
likely this year in the tourism

industry as a result of rooms
being taken out of service for
replacement or refusbishment.
For 2006, total visitor arrivals
to the Bahamas had fallen by 1
per cent to 4.73 million, with
the rate of room rate increases
also slowing.
Hotel room revenues grew
by 4.2 per cent in 2006, com-
pared to 9.2 per cent in 2005,
with the industry's 2007 out-
look "mixed". The relative
weakness of the US$ com-
pared to other currencies
would enhance the Bahamas'
cost competitiveness relative
to detsinations in Europe and
Asia, but this was balanced by
the impact from the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) and major cruise lines
shifting ships away from the
Bahamas and the Caribbean
to "more profitable European
Mr Ingraham yesterday said
initial estimates for the 12-
month period to March 2007
indicated that unemployment
had declined from 9.2 per cent
to 7.6 per cent, with inflation at
2.3 per cent.
Pressured by import demand
and credit growth, the Prime
Minister said the Balance of
Payments' current account
deficit had increased by $729.5
million to $1.583 billion in
This resulted in tightened
bank liquidity and a $79 mil-
lion foreign reserves decline in

TAXI DRIVER T he Tribune


One third of 2006

foreign investment

was land buys



Christie criticises

end of Financial

Services ministry

Tribune Business
P LP leader Perry
Christie yesterday
criticised the Ingra-
ham administration
for abolishing the standalone
ministry responsible for pro-
moting the Bahamian finan-
cial services industry, the Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments, and questioned
whether the sector's workers
were being held prisoner
under the FNM.
Mr Christie expressed dis-
appointment that two min-
istries he felt were essential
had been cancelled in the new
government the Ministry of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, which is to be taken
back under the Ministry of
Finance, and the Ministry of
Social Services, which now
falls under the Ministry of
On the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments,
Mr Christie said that when his
party formed the Government,
they agreed that given that
financial services was the 'sec-
ond pillar' of the Bahamian
economy, it deserved its own
ministry like tourism.
"We actually looked at what
had happened during the
OECD crisis, and one of the
serious developments we
decided upon, based on what
the industry wanted, was to
have focused the need to
recognize the second pillar,"
Mr Christie said.
He added that the forma-
tion of the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments


was in direct response to
industry demand.
"We did that, and they have
now abolished it. It will be
interesting to see what they
[industry executives] say, or
whether they are prisons or
hostages to the FNM adminis-
tration," Mr Christie said.
The former Prime Minister
said actions such as these are

"not indicative of the trust
they [the FNM] say they have
He said the Bahamas had
been given an 'A' rating by
international financial organi-
sations, such as Moody's and
Standard & Poor's, when the
PLP was in power.
"You cannot get better than
that," he said.

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Lot#18, Rockwell Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $159,000.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn north onto McKinney
Drive and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right
and thesubject is the 3rd house
Lot#52, East Park Estates Subdivision
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,495 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,283 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $170,000.00
From Prince Charles Drive travel south on College Gardens
Drive turn left at the T-junction, Pine Barren Road, take
the first right into East Park Estates turn right at the T-
junction comfort lane bear left on Marina Avenue take the
first right Tea Court and the subject property is the
second on the left.
Lot # 1267 Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $108,000.00
Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree
Drive; which is the 1st corner on the right side after the
Pinewood round about heading north on Willow Tree Dr.
Take the 3rd corner on the left side which is Sugar Apple
St. and the property is the 7th lot on the left side. The lot
is yellow trim with white.
Lot#462, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $101,000.00
From the roundabout at Pinewood Boulevard, travel north
to Willow Tree Avenue; turn west onto Sapodilla Boulevard,
the subject is the eleventh property on left. The house is
painted white and trimmed mustard.
Lot#209, Sunshine Park, N.P.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 4,944 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $205,600.00
Heading south on Blue Hill Road, take the 1st entrance
into sunshine park, take the 1st comer on left (Murray St.)
The subject property is 5th house on left hand side of the
street. The house is blue trim with white.
Lot#1398, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,227 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $158,720.00
Travel west from the round about in Pinewood Gardens
onto Pinewood Ave, turn at the first right onto Willow Tree
Avenue take the first left onto Guinep Tree Street, travel
west onto Guinep Tree Street and the subject is the
eleventh house on the right. The colours White'trirnined
Lot#350, Elizabeth Estates Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 690 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $124, 000.00

Travel east on Prince Charles Drive turn right onto Trindad
Ave. Elizabeth Estates Subdivision travel south on Trindad
Avenue to Malaysia Way turn Avenue and the subject is
the fourth property on the right. The house is painted
white trimmed
Lot #82, Sunset Park Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,262 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $193,000.00
House #6, on the northern side of the fourth road north
of Carmichael Road Post Office, third house west of
Wendal Drive directly at lamp pole #128.
Lot# 1852, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 914 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $107,000.00
Turn onto Pinewood Drive from East Street South and
travelling east and take the third corner on the right hand
side, which is Thatch Palm Ave. Travelling souh on Thatch
Palm Ave turn through the 4th corner on the left hand
side which is Spice Street and the property is the 7th lot
on the left hand side. The building is pink trimmed with
Lot#20, Domingo Heights, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 4,750 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,475 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $163,000.00
From the Junction of East Street and Soldier Road, travel
south on East Street, take the 5th corner on the left (El-
bo Avenue), at the T-junction turn left, take the 1st right
(Silk alley), the property is 100 feet on the right, white trim
with aqua.
Lot #464 Yellow Elder Gardens Subdivision
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft
Building Size: 1,797 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $111,000.00
From Tonique Williams Darling Highway round-about,
travel north on Yellow Elder Way, turn right on Graham
Drive, continue pass the 1st comer on the left and property
is the second lot on the left.
Lot#2, Block #2, Winton Heights Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 14,375 sq. ft
Building size: 1,695 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $264,000.00
From the entrance to Elizabeth Estates, travel east along
Prince Charles Avenue to Culberts Hill Road; turn left and
continue to the 3rd street on the right, the subject property
is the 2nd.on the right. The house is painted white with
brown trim.
Lot#701, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Pthipefty Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 960 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $118,812.00 - .,.a
From the roundabout at Pinewood Gardens travel north
on Pigeon Plum Stree turn at the fifth (plane Street) and
travel east on Plane Street to the intersection of Plane
Street & Buttonwood Avenue the subject property is at
the intersection and the end of Panes Street on the left
white trimmed blue.


Lots#33,34,35,36 Blk#40, Nassau Village, N.P.
Commercial Building
3 (1) Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
1 (2) Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
1 Retail Store
Property Size: 10,100 sq.ft
Building Size: 4,900 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $491,000.00
Travel east on Alexandria Blvd. to the intersection of
Alexandria Blvd. and Taylor Street and the subject is on
the south-west corner of that intersection which is a
commercial bldg. The building is painted tan trimmed with
Lot#342, Stapledon Gardens Subdivision, N.R
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 9,600 sq.ft
Building size: 3,216 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $377,106.00
From the round -about at Sir Milo Butler highway travel
west along Tonique Williams Darling Highway (Harold Rd)
to Christie Avenue, turn right on McKinney Ave, then first
right (Hampden Rd.) cross over Walrus Rd. and property
is the fifth on the Northern side of Hampden Rd.
Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P.
2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $204,000.00
From Spikenard Rd. travel west along Carmicheal Rd. on
the left. The property is the second on the left. It is painted
rust trim with white.
Unit A-1 Town Court Condomium, N.P.
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Unit Size: 716.79
Appraised Value: $80,000.00
Lot "D1", of Gladstone Road Crown Land Allotment 68
Duplex Apartment
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,756 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,625 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $218,000.00
From Sir Milo Butler Highway travel south onto Faith Ave
turn through the second corner on the left-hand side
(Hamster Road). The property is located on the right hand
side of the third corner on the right. The subject building
is green with white trim.

Lot#23876 & 2388, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Commercial Building -- 2 Office Space
Property Space: 20,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,440 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $431,000.00
Travel to the West entry of Charles W. Saunders Highway
and the subject is on the first comer on the right (Southside
opposite Cleveland Eneas Primary School which is a
single storey commercial building housing a laundrymat
a convince store and a restaurant. The subject is painted
mauve and pink.
Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms
1- 4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill
Road take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the T-
junction Armbrister Street then the first right Francis
avenue, then the first left and the subject property is the
first on the right.
Lot#16, Blk#21, Shirley Heights, N.R
3 Single Storey Buildings
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,400 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $175,000.00
Located within 355 feet west of Mount Royal Avenue on
the northern side of Arundel Street and two lots east of
the Centerville Park.
Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway
Drive (intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel
west on Pineway Drive after the first corner on the left
(Oleander Avenue), the subject is the second property on
the left (duplex). The duplex is painted white and trimmed

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Tribune Business
P rime Minister
Hubert Ingraham
yesterday said the
Ministry of Finance
and Customs Department had
been directed to study how
customs duties and stamp tax-
es on imports could be amal-
gamated into one tariff,
"rationalising and simplify-
ing" the process for Bahamian
businesses and consumers
Further outlining his plans
to reduce the Government
debt to gross domestic prod-
uct ratio (GDP) below its
existing 38.2 per cent, Mr
Ingraham said that every 1
per cent reduction in this ratio
equated to $60 million.
This meant that reducing
the Government debt to GDP
ratio from 38 per cent to 35
per cent would reduce the
debt level by $180 million, a
fall that would also reduce the
interest costs of the debt by
about $13 million assuming a
7 per cent interest rate.
"The reduction in the level
of government debt would
release the equivalent amount
of resources, $180 million, for
private sector productive pur-
poses," Mr Ingraham said.
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requirements would be
reduced, and it would open
up further prospects for relax-
ing controls on the outflow of
The Prime Minister said the
International Monetary Fund
(IMF) had projected that the
Bahamian economy would
grow in real terms by 4.5 per
cent in 2007, and by 4 per cent
in 2008. He added that these
growth rates accounted for
the anticipated slowing down
of the US economy, which
would grow by 2.2 per cent in
2007 and 3.3 per cent in 2008.
However, mortgage com-
mitments for new construc-
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Bahamas fell by both number
and value 22.9 per cent and
r 21.3 per cent respectively to
1,451 and $180.3 million. Res-
idential commitments fell in
value by almost 20 per cent
to $172 million, while those
for commercial properties
dropped by 42.9 per cent to
$8.4 million.
For 2006 as a whole, mort-
gage disbursements grew by
22.5 per cent to $607.9 mil-
lion, wth residential and com-
mercial disbursements up by
19.4 per cent and 56.1 per cent
respectively. Residential
mortgages increased at a
slightly slower pace, at 15.9
per cent compared to 16.1 per
cent in 2005.

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on the
8th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of OLDE PUEBLO INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.


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Invitation for Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the Barging Services
Contract for the Bimini Regional Landfill and the Operation and Maintenance
Services Contract for the Bimini Regional Landfill located in Bimini, The Bahamas.

Interested parties may obtain further information, including eligibility to participate
and may collect the bidding documents upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
$100.00, as of Monday, 4th June 2007 at

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Local Office
Bailey Town
Bimini, The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 347-2287, Facsimile No: (242) 347-2386
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash. Tenders are to be
submitted in triplicate in a sealed envelope to the local office and addressed to:

The Tenders Board
C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, N.P.,
The Bahamas

No later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday 25th day of June 2007.

Tenders will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on 26th June, 2007 at the office of the Tenders
Board, Ministry of Finance

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders





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All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment
No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single storey single family concrete building. This house
is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room,
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant
improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained
and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly
Appraisal: $167,580.00
The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.


Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
i_ Appraisal: $188,406.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.



S a Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
;'..;. -... All that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a
: .l.it a plan on record in the department of Lands and Survey
as plan no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site
encompasses a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, living/dining
room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is also a unit to this structure
to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately $600 to $800 per
month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an area of 90.4 sq.
ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is in very good
condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications as
approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is
flat and properly landscaped.

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

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)

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

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

S- Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze
All that lot of land having an aproximate area of 5,000 sq. ft.
.more or less being lot 1 of the subdivision Orchard
S "' r Close,situated at the southeastern corner of Sea Breeze Lane
.. and the roadway of Orchard Close about half mile west of
BFox Hill Road, in the eastern District of New Providence,
S '/,. -..Bahamas. This property encompasses a 16 year old single
storey house with an attached 1-bedroom apartment is the
principal improvement. The quality of construction is average
and maintenance is fair, so the effective age of the building
is 8 years, besides the apartment. The house is comprised
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, livingroom dining room, kitchen
a utility area and a covered area that is being used for the preparation of Catered meals, also attached to the
house is an open back patio, with concrete block railing and climate control is provided in the house by ducted
central air-conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed, by chain link fencing in part and by concrete block walls
and metal gate in part. The grounds are fairly maintained, with minimal landscaping in place.
Appraisal: $183,430.00
Travel south on Bay Lily Drive turn right onto Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th corner right, subject property is
1st left painted white trimmed white. .... ...

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

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-
0 380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master
17 bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control
ft= Qu is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average.
Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
4.| 1 11 ' disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements
d4;Him muluu 11u11 I 'ii including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed
'-. umnituuu iui I 'HJ i along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard,
go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

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

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00

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

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


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PM Ingraham commits to

'recurrent Budget surplus'


NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELANDE PAUL OF
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 31st day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

FROM page 1

'fiscal prudence' messages to
international investors, hold-
ers of Bahamian sovereign
bonds and credit rating agen-
While the objectives of elim-
inating the Government's
annual fiscal deficit and reduc-
ing the level of debt-to-GDP
are the same, the FNM gov-
ernment appears to want to
achieve these much more
rapidly than its PLP predeces-
sor, given the commitment to
generating an annual recurrent
Budget surplus.
For the 2008-2009 and 2009-
2010 Budgets, the FNM is pro-
jecting that a $20 million recur-
rent Budget surplus will be
generated in both those fiscal
In 2008-2009, recurrent rev-
enues will reach $1.58 billion
and recurrent spending $1.56
billion, these figures reaching
$1.68 billion and $1.66 billion
the fOllowing fiscal year.
With capital expenditure
pegged at $225 million for
2008-2009 and 2009-2010 the
same figure as 2007-2008 the
total deficit for the former two
years is projected at $195 mil-
lion, $5 million more than for
the forthcoming fiscal period.
But stripping out debt
redemption costs of $100 mil-
lion under the GFS deficit
measurement means that for
2008-2009, the fiscal deficit is
projected at just $95 million or
1.3 per cent of GDP. And for
2009-2010, the fiscal deficit is

forecast to be just 1.1 per cent
of GDP or some $85 million.
From 37.3 per cent at the
end of the 2007-2008 fiscal
year, the government debt-to-
GDP ratio is projected to
decline to 36.3 per cent in
2008-2009 and 35.2 per cent in
To achieve these financial
forecasts, which could easily
be knocked off course by
unplanned expenditures
caused by hurricanes and their
aftermath, the Ingraham
administration appears to be
relying on the same two key
tools as the Christie govern-
These are annually-increas-
ing revenues, driven by
enhanced administration and
enforcement, coupled with
strong import-related demand
and foreign direct investment,
plus expanding GDP which is
created largely by the same
investment, buoyant Bahamian
and US economy drivers.
Both have the effect of
reducing the fiscal deficit and
government debt-to-GDP ratio
without the politicians having
to curb or reduce spending,
especially recurrent expendi-
ture, which might alienate the
public service and a substan-
tial bloc of votes.
To date, no administration
has emphasised reducing the
size of the bloated public ser-
vice from the bottom up, or
ensuring that Bahamian tax-
payers get value for money.


The ideal candidate will report directly to the Office Manager and provides
administrative support to one or more members of the Project Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Sending/receiving/distributing documents, faxes and alike
* Performing all word processing, including letters, memos, reports and
documents as required
* Arranging meetings, travel, copying, maintaining file system, file retrieval,
office supplies
* Create and maintain spreadsheets
* Attend meetings and prepare minutes
* Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in office
administration or relevant discipline, excellent typing skills and expert knowledge
of MS office. 2/5 years in Construction Administration. Self motivated with strong
management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate
both verbally and in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be

Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279

Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas


This ideal candidate will report to the Construction Manger and/or Project Manager. Supervises
the field construction, assists in the organization, planning and scheduling of the works staying
within budget, on schedule and to the quality specified.
Duties and Responsibilities:
S Plan and review the project work with the Senior Superintendent
* Supervise the construction in aceordance-with the plans and specifications
* Coordinate, schedule, 'nonitoriatid direCothe activities of the subcontractors and
* Review and implement changes
* Monitor cost control and job costing, assist in review of monthly estimates
* Management of safety program, quality control, quantity reporting, forecasting and
* Quantity surveying, filing, site inspections, document control and payroll
* Keep CM/PM informed as to field changes
* Job site logistic, expedite material deliveries, site coordination
* Experience required in the areas of; roads & site services, R/O plant & sewerage
treatment, water park, hard and soft landscaping, structures and interior finishes,
mechanical and electrical
* Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Formal engineering or architectural training an asset with 5/10 years in building
construction means and methods, scheduling, change order, cost control, general contracts,
general conditions, subcontract documents, drawing and specifications, ICI, multi residential
and custom homes. Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to
communicate both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of programs required; accounting, MS
Office, cost control procedures, SAGE, Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands and Work
Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:



Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas



The ideal candidate will report directly to the'Office Manager and provides -
administrative support to one or more members of the Accounting Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assist the Accountant/Controller in all aspects of accounting
* Job Costing, monthly invoice reconciliation, bank reconciliation, payroll
* AP/AR and Payroll
* Purchase order preparation and tracking
* Contract and Change Order preparation and control
* Prepare and maintain spreadsheets
* Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree
in accounting with expert knowledge of MS office. 2/5 years in Construction
Accounting. Experience in accounting programs such as ACCPAC and
SAGE/Timberline software is an asset. Self motivated with strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally
and in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:.



Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas


This ideal candidate will report to the Project Manager. Assist in monitoring and
coordinating construction projects to ensure that procedures, materials and equipment
comply with approved project plans, specifications and samples, owner standards and

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assist in coordinating, scheduling, monitoring and directing the activities of the
subcontractors and suppliers
* Assist in the Change Control Processes
* Provide documentation of construction progress to include shop drawings,
manpower, schedules, delays, changes, payments, and other events affecting the
* Prepare daily reports of project activities and other reports and analyses setting
forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions
* Coordinate and assist with final inspections: monitor completion of the punch
* Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Construction
Management or related field plus five or more years associated work experience in
construction. Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to
communicate both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of programs required; accounting,
MS Office, cost control procedures, SAGE, Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands
and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:



Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas


This ideal candidate will report to the Project Manger; supervising the field construction, assist
in the organization, planning and scheduling of the works staying within budget, on schedule and
to the quality specified.
* Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems.
* Job duties include planning, scheduling and providing work directions for all Electrical
work as required.
* Processing of reports and related data.
* Monitor & supervise all personnel under your control.
* Ensure completions of detailed tasks are completed on time and within the budget.
* Knowledgeable principles and practices of related disciplines.
* Strong analytical, project management and problem solving skills.
* Be able to interact at all levels with the client, consultant and contractors.
* Review technical submittals.
* Review drawings and coordinate with discipline engineers.
* Participate in the preparation of Field Change Requests and Change Orders.
* Monitor contractor's inspection program and quality control program, drawings and
monitor as-built.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Electrical Engineering from an
accredited University or equivalent. A minimum of 10 years experience as an Electrical
Superintendent is required. Skilled in coordinating efforts with various construction functions.
Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems, construction means and
methods, scheduling, change order, cost control, general contracts, general conditions, subcontract
documents, drawing and specifications, ICI, multi residential and custom homes. Strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of programs required: accounting, MS Office, cost control procedures, SAGE,
Suretrack, Primavera. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.

Please respond by email to:


Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas

the government debt to GDP
ratio from the 38.2 per cent it
struck in 2006-2007 to below
38 per cent this year.
A 40 per cent government
debt to GDP ratio has been
described by'institutions such
as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) as a 'danger
threshold', as a country's debt
service costs would likely be
too much and start to spiral
out of control, with interest
rates rising and the need for
an international 'bailout' grow-
Describing current govern-
ment debt levels as "manage-
able", Mr Ingraham added: "It
is crucial to the soundness of
the fiscal position of the
Bahamas that we move quick-
ly to reduce the ratio of debt to
GDP, and not allow it to drift
upwards as it has in recent
The 2007-2008 Budget effec-
tively picks up where the
Christie administration left off,
pursuing the same fiscal policy
objectives and sending similar

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Laing: Budget an




(Photo: Tim ClarkelTribune Staff)

Tribune Business
The 2007-2008 bud-
get is completely
an FNM document
and in no way
reflects any PLP policies that
may have been in progress
when the government
changed hands, the minister
of state for finance said yes-
"This Budget represents in
every way our decisions in
relation to spending revenue,
we had no draft left for us to
consider. This was all work-
ing from the ground up,"
Zhivargo Liang said yester-
day after the reading of the
budget communication.
He added that the Govern-
ment used the expertise of
Ministry of Finance staff to
compile the 2007-2008 Bud-
get, "but this is our Budget;
we own it".
Mr Laing explained said
that included in the $255 mil-
lion capital expenditure Bud-
get, a rise of 13 per cent on
the provisions made for 2006-
2007, were a host of items for
schools construction.
As it relates to the Lynden
Pindling International Air-
port, Mr Laing said: "There

are funding arrangements
that relate to the indepen-
dent corporate entity that has
been established, where the
management contract that
has been signed will access
funding for that on its own.
So you won't find substantial
funds in the capital budget
for the Lynden Pindling Air-
port, even though there may
be some expenditures in

"Also in the capital budget,
you will find provisions
being made to subsidise the
Water and Sewerage Corpo-
ration, the Broadcasting Cor-
poration, Bahamasair. Those
are significant subsidies to be
provided for."
He said the FNM is now
bringing itself up to speed on
the details of a sale of BTC.
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said upgrading the
Lynden Pindling Internation-
al Airport and Marsh Har-
bour Airports were priorities,
and he hinted that they
would access the capital mar-
kets possibly by way of a
bond issue backed by rev-
enues generated by passenger
user facility fees to finance
Some $206 million or 14
per cent of Budget spending
is earmarked for debt interest
and principal repayment.

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
ATLANTIC BLOODSTOCK LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 23rd day of May, 2007.

Robert P Surcouf
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret
St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
EVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by
the Registrar General on the 23rd day of May, 2007.

Epsilon Management Ltd.
Level 2, Nia Mall
Vaea Street
Apia, Samoa


The ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager and/or Construction Manager. This
position requires the preparation and maintenance of schedules, review of contractor schedules and
performing a comparative analysis of those schedules, review of the schedule, cost and resource
loading with the project manager. Supports Business Development and marketing activities as it
relates to proposed project scheduling. Support project in claim situations. Responsible for the
protection and promotion of the interest of the company in all matters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Prepares summary and detail level schedules for a variety of project sizes
* Develop full CPM logic generated baseline schedules for large and small projects
* Perform monthly progress updates and create target comparison and periodic look-ahead
schedules. Monitor and track progress at detailed and summary level as necessary
* Develop and update periodically cost loaded schedules when required
* Participate in all project schedule review as required
* Support Business Development and business unit marketing activities in the development
and preparation proposal presentations. This includes developing preliminary bar chart
schedules and staff charts
* Prepare custom reports and attend project meetings to discuss schedule issues.
* Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering.
5/10 years in Scheduling on building projects, large project experience is essential. Additional
experience in SAGE/Timberline Software, project engineering, field supervision or purchasing is
desirable. Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade
practices is a must. Conceptual ability to work with minimum information. Expert knowledge of MS
Office, Primavera and Project. Excellent oral and written skills required. Self motivated with strong
management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and
in writing. Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.
Please respond by email to:jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas


This ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager. This position requires the
preparation of estimates based on O/A design intent, construction drawings and documentation
and local conditions. Experienced in lump sum or construction management of commercial
and residential projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform quantity take-off for all items incorporated in the project
Prepares level 1 to 5 estimates, participates in value engineering
Estimate and track labour, material and equipment costs
Tendering, contract negotiations and scope of work preparation
Support field staff in cost control and change order evaluation
Develops and maintains unit costs, prepare unit cost estimates
Assist in project planning and scheduling
'Provide support to the project team in all areas of cost control and estimating
Interact/liaise with subcontractors and suppliers
Prepare general conditions estimate
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in
engineering, estimating or construction management with field experience in general
construction, purchasing and accounting with expert knowledge of MS office. 5/10 years in
Construction Estimating in ICI and Residential sectors. Self motivated with strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in
Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.
Please respond by email to: jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas


This ideal candidate will report directly to the Construction Manager. Plan, coordinate, direct and
supervise personnel, subcontractors and vendors engaged on projects ensuring that they complete
the work on time, within budget and to the quality specified. Will be responsible to protect and
promote the interest of the company in all matters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Establish & maintain Master Progress Schedule
* Maintain Owner, Architect, Subcontractor & Vendor relations
* Prepare Budget and Financial Reporting
* Maintain General Contract and Subcontract Documents
* Maintain Quality Assurance and Control
* Establish & monitor administrative procedures for the project
* Organize work & train staff organization on projects
* Keep informed on requirements for insurance, Safety, Labor Relations, Employee Relations,
maintain EEO compliances, etc.
* Assure applications for payment and collection are properly disbursed
* Keep management informed on progress of project and budget
* Perform other duties and take on other responsibilities as required
Qualifications: Formal engineering or architectural training with 8/10 years in building construction
means and methods. 10/15 years in Project Management, ICI & Residential; large project experience
is essential. Thorough knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, line and grade (survey), estimating
and engineering principals and techniques, as well as accounting principles. Familiar with various
construction methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.
Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of programs. Knowledge of
SAGE/Timberline Software, Prolog Manager and Primavera scheduling desirable. Strong management,
leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment to be reviewed.
Please respond by email to:jobs@marmatglobal.com
Fax: 242-363-1279
Attn: Office Manager
P.O. Box CR 56766
Nassau, Bahamas


The ideal candidate will report directly to the General Manager, preparing and maintaining
plans and records, conduct legal surveys to determine property boundaries and maintain
controls of lines and levels as stipulated in construction documentation for all structures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Mizuho Corporate
Bank (USA) (the "Bank") as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related
consolidated statements of income, stockholder's equity and cash flows for the years then
ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Bank's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

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its cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally
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March 21, 2007

Mizuho Corporate Bank (USA)

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share amounts)
Cash and due from banks (Note 3)
Interest-bearing deposits with banks
Federal funds sold
Securities (Note 4)
Loans and leases (Notes 5 and 21)
Allowance for credit losses (Note 6)
Net loans and leases
Accrued interest receivable and other assets
Total assets

Noninterest-bearing deposits
Interest-bearing deposits (Note 9)
Total deposits
Federal funds purchased
Other borrowings (Note 10)
Accrued taxes, interest payable and other liabilities
Capital notes (Note 11)
Total liabilities
Stockholder's equity (Note 14)
Common Stock--$100 par value; (authorized, issued and outstanding
984,742 shares in 2006 and 2005)
Capital surplus
Accumulated deficit
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss)
Total stockholder's equity
Total liabilities and stockholder's equity

December 31
2006 2005

$ 86,276

$ 34,352

360,250 309,915
160,712 417,165
2,294,164 2,192,811
(12,209) (17,837)
2,281,955 2,174,974
81,570 86,935
$3,680,863 $3,098,909

S 103,238 $ 99,937
1,546,571 1,080,035
1,649,809 1,179,972
904,000 810,000
31 1,144
125,794 129,059
2,679,634 2,145,175

98,474 98,474
1,222,036 1,222,036
(319,286) (366,462)
5 (314)
1,001,229 953,734
$3,680,863 $3,098,909

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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July 25-27 trial over

Sir Jack's 75 per cent

Port owner claim


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
5 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.



ership may well have a benefi-
cial effect on the disposition
of the action even if not whol-
ly dispositive of it."
Justice Allen indicated that
until Sir Jack's disputed claim
to 75 per cent ownership was
resolved, no progress could be
made in solving the two sides'
differences, especially if it
came to offers from one side to

FrOM page 1

who o\ns what quantum of
the shai-s in Intercontinental
Diversifiel Corporation (IDC)
and Fiduiary Management
Services (IMS) is the central
issue in the~ction herein, and
an order expditing the deter-
mination of Ciestion of own-

buy out the other.
"The central issue in this dis-"a
pute is the percentage of the:
parties' shareholding. We may-'
dance around it as much as wei
want, but in my view this mat-2'
ter cannot progress until that"
issue is resolved. At this point
in time,m it is not known'4
whether it is an equal share--
holding or a majority/minority'
situation," Justice Allen found.
IDC is the Cayman Island-'
domiciled holding corporation"
through which Sir Jack and the',
St George estate own 100 per-
cent of both Port Group Ltd
and the GBPA, although there"
is still some contention over"
whether the Governmenft
retains a 7.5 per cent stake in't
the latter. 3
IDC in turn is owned by twod,
companies, Seashells Invest-W*
ments and FMS, which both
hold 50 per cent of the com-i
pany. Seashells is wholly-',
owned by Sir Jack, giving him!1
control of 50 per cent of IDC./-
The dispute with the St
George estate, though, centres
on the IDC shares held by.'
FMS. FMS is jointly-owned,'
50/50 by Sir Jack and the St l
George estate, and Sir Jack is c
alleging that this beneficial
ownership gives him control of'
half some 25 per cent the
IDC shares held by FMS, thus
giving him a total 75 per cent,'
stake. :
However, the St George
estate is alleging that FMS wasg,
a segregated accounts compa-' -
ny and acted as an investment '1
vehicle for a number of invest"'(-
ments made by both the Hay-
ward and St George families"
Beneficial ownership of FMS i
did not translate directly into '
ownership of the assets/invets-'

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 11lB


Christie: Stamp Tax forecasts 'unrealistic

were the Lynden Pindling
International Airport and
Prince George's Wharf, leaving
his government to scramble to
get them up to par.

PRIME Minister Hubert Mr Christie said that when
Ingraham's plan for reducing they assumed office, the PLP
the Government's fiscal deficit ensured that revenue sgrew
will result in the elimination while infrastructure was put in
of vital social programmes and place
improvements to the country's He questioned Mr Ingra-
infrastructure, his predecessor ham's plan' to further amend
said yesterday, describing the the Stamp Act, and said the
2007-2008 Budget as lacking M FORMER PM CHRISTIE projection of stamp tax gener-
creativity and ingenuity. ating 27 per cent of govern-
Immediately following ture." meant revenues was unrealistic.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra- He added that when the PLP "I do not believe he will find
ham's presentation, opposition came into power in 2002, two the slack that he is projecting,"
leader and former Prime Min- important areas that had been Mr Christie said.
ister, Perry Christie, flanked left in disarray because of the He also cautioned Mr Ingra-
by PLP MPs, held a press con- 'balanced budget' objective ham to be very careful in
ference to criticise what they
describes as a "disappointing
Budget communication".
,Mr Christie said the FNM
had shown it will only be
"managing" the economy and
the $20 billion worth of invest- HA LSi U RY
ments left in place by the PLP
government, rather than cre- (H AMK E S
eating innovative measures that 1 1 1 IV1 UL I
will grow the economy further.
"This is further evidence that
the FNM government lacks the Counsel and Attorneys-at-Law
vision of bold transformation
that was started by the PLP," Notaries Public
the former Prime Minister said.
In both the Speech from the
Throne and the Budget Com- Hls Chl bers
munication, Prime Minister Halsbury Chambers
Ingraham made reference to
balancing the Budget. Yester-
day, he said the 2007-2008 will be closed on
Budget projects a planned
recurrent surplus for the first Thursday 31st May, 2007
time since 2000-2001 which
was, he said, the first step in
the elimination of the overall-
fiscal deficit he overall- due to the observance of the Firm's
'Mr Ingraham outlined plans
to reduce the level of govern-
ment debt to GDP from 38.2 Annual Fun Day
per cent in 2006-2007 to under
38 per cent in 2007-2008.
However, Mr Christie criti-
cised that idea, saying: "The The office will re-open on
achievement of a balanced
budget may form a theoretical
point and it. sounds good, but Monday 4th June, 2007
the reality is that the elimina- Monday 4 Jne,
tion of the deficit usually
necessitates the reduction or
elimination of vital social pro- WeTgi-et any'inconvenience caused.
grammes, maintenance and a -

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reviewing government con-
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Mr Christie said that while

the FNM tries to ignore what
the PLP left in place, and have
turned their backs on the "bold
and courageous measures
launched by the PLP", such as


the revitalisation of downtown
Nassau, the opposition ca4
take pride in the fact they hal;
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KPMG is currently accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship programme. One
scholarship will be awarded for a student to attend the&College of The Bahaiia' i :i.l
the other to an internationally recognized university. This programme provide. es
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 obtaining a recognized Finance designation.

The scholarship will be awarded to deserving Bahamian students with oulslanding
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. O. Box N-123,
Nassau, Bahamas, no later than Friday June 22, 2007.

KPMG in The Bahamas is part of a global network of professional firms providing
Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Our operations in The Bahamas spans more
than half of a century and we are pleased to be a leader in the financial services
industry and are honored to serve an extensive range of Bahamian and international
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The property is 10,436 sq. ft. and comprises a 2 Bed, 2 Bath,
Living room, Dinning room and Kitchen all in one and is located
within five minutes walk from beach. Gross floor area 961 sq. ft.

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.




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Position Summary
To perform a variety of responsible messenger duties in support
of all attorneys, including filing litigation documents, stamping
and recording conveyances and related commercial documents,
undertaking searches at the Supreme Court Registry the Companies
Registry and the Registry of Records, delivery of mail and banking
and other miscellaneous duties.

Experience Requirements
One (1) year minimum experience as a messenger would be an
advantage along with access to a vehicle.
Benefits Offered

Major Medical Insurance

To apply: All applicants must submit a resume
by 8th June, 2007 to:
The Human Resources Manager
Fax: 393-4119


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I.- -


AtGE 12B. THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

July 25-27 trial over Sir Jack's

75 per cent Port owner claim

Fo theR storie ehn


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

Students interested 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

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 Ceremonyrisch diled for 6th
October, 2007.

Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
, positions in the following areas:

Physical Education Teacher
:lusic' Teacher
Teacher for grades I through six
Religious Studies Christian Values
MN mathematics, Information Technology
YMatheumatics Ph) sics
P'hi sics Biology
"iTench and Spanish or Literature
English language and Literature
1 ood and Nutrition, Needlework/Art
\lale Physical Education
'HRusiness Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

lligli 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
experiencee 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 le, iii' ( certificatee
i\. IL ., nitmunuication Skills
*\ i, ildien and learning
I I ,.tdo, Is of morality
. h, ai o~,tn Christian

Lettcs of application together with a recent color
phooilpt pgh and detailed Curriculum Vita (including
,.e Lames and addresses of at least three references,
ne c bling the name of one's church minister) should be

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas

S1;iti's would bhe commensurate with qualifications and
c' \|)cri-icec.

FROM page 10

ments the company held, the
St George estate is alleging,
and one of the investments
happened to be the late Mr St
George's 50 per cent stake in
IDC and, by extension, the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd.
Thus the St George estate is
alleging that it owns 50 per
cent of the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd, with Sir Jack hold-
ing then remaining 50 per cent,
rather than the 75 per cent he

Yesterday's ruling by Justice
Allen represents a victory in
the preliminary skirmishes for
the St George estate, which
had pressed the Supreme
Court to order a speedy trial
on Sir Jack's 75 per cent own-
ership claim.
Fred Smith, a partner in Cal-
lender's & Co and an attorney
for the St George estate, con-
firmed to The Tribune that Jus-
tice Allen had "ordered that
there be a speedy trial on the
ownership issue".

The Public is hereby advised that I, CLAUDINE STACHA
GIBSON of Winchester Circle intend to change my name
to DEANE ALEXANDRIA MONCUR. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Deputy Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box F-43536, Grand Bahama no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this

NOTICE is hereby given that NEOISHE PAUL OF #3
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 31ST day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that RONNIE MATHURIN of
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 -statemeRnt
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31st day
,of May, 2007to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,. Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MARIE ODONISE MAZARD
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 31st day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that GIANCARLO MAZZONI OF
BAHAMA, 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 16TH day
of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


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

IT Support
Will support a Construction Management Team using a variety
of software applications on both stand alone systems and in a
networked environment.
Well experienced in day to day troubleshooting and problem
solving of IT hardware and software issues
Part-time position
Construction Project Manager
Minimum 5 years experience in construction management
Working knowledge of timber and masonry construction methods
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in performing material take-offs and placing material
Working knowledge of construction materials
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Good communication skills

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

He added: "The most impor-
tant matter will be determined
as we had applied for. The
estate is very pleased that this
matter will be determined
speedily. It will save costs and
provide a resolution to the
cloud of doubt that hangs over
Freeport in a quick and rea-
sonable time."
Sir Jack and the St George
estate are back in court today
for a hearing on the Hayward
side's application for the
removal/discharge of the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
receivers, Clifford andf Myles
Culmer of BDO Mann Judd.
An application by the
receivers and their attorney,
Brian Simms of Lennox Paton,
for further directions has been
pitpOb-ned to await the out-
come of the receivership appli-
cation by Sir Jack.
Meanwhile, Justice Allen

has also allowed IDC to be
joined as a defendant, although
the company will bear the cost*;
of its application to be joined.
The St George estate had pre-
viotsly asked that IDC and
FMS be restrained from tak-
ing any part in the proceeds
On the St George estate's
request, Justice Allen ruled,
that the must show "that the.
shares are in fact held by.
[FMS] in trust for the estate,
and that they are acting inr
breach of trust.
"It is not enough for them
to show merely that there is a
serious issue to be tried as to,
the ownership of the shares.
Further, the plaintiffs have,
made [FMS] a party to this'
action, and I do not see how I
can restrain either [FMS] or
IDC from taking part in thd
action once they are parties".-

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In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
as of May 29, 2007.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the



In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4)- of-the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
FLUG CHART LTD. is in dissolution as of May 29,

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the




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Businesses shouldn't use summer

interns as substitute employees

AP Business Writer
Across the country, as mil-
lions of high school and col-
lege students spend the sum-
mer working as interns at
small businesses, company
owners should be aware that
treating these young people
as unpaid workers could run
them afoul of federal and
state labour authorities.
Labour lawyers and human
resources executives, who
note that internships are
intended to educate or train
students and help them earn
school credit, say many small
businesses make the mistake
of using interns to do the
same work other staffers do.
Many use interns to fill in for
vacationing employees, or do
odd jobs around the office or
' If these interns aren't being
paid, that's a violation of the
federal Fair Labour Stan-
dards Act and also laws in
many of the states, said Marc
Zimmerman, a labour and
employment attorney with
the law firm Philips Nizer
LLP in New York. "You must
pay at least minimum wage
for all hours actually worked"
and overtime when applica-
ble, Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman said that
under federal law which
sees an internship as a train-

ing programme there are
six criteria that an internship
must meet. Fail to meet any
one of them, and the govern-
ment could consider the
intern to be an employee.
First, he said, the intern
must receive training similar
to what he or she would
receive in a vocational school.
Second, the training must be
for the benefit of the intern.
Third, the intern must not be
displacing a regular employee
- in other words, doing a
regular employee's work.
No. 4 is probably the acid
test: "An employer has no
immediate advantage from
the activities" of the intern,
Zimmerman said.
Fifth, the intern is not nec-
essarily entitled to a job at the
end of the internship, and
sixth, both the intern and the
employer understand that the
intern is not entitled to wages.
A student may be able to
receive a stipend, however.
Violating the FLSA can
subject a small business to
steep fines and penalties. A
company can also leave itself
open to federal and state
human rights laws violations
if an intern is not paid for
work and should be, Zimmer-
man said.
There are other legal con-
siderations, said Rick Gibbs,
a senior human resources spe-


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration Number: 142,643B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of FREEMONT
LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register. The date of completion of the
dissolution was 21st day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of

GSO Corporate Services Ltd.


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration Number: 142,642B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of RETAIL
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of RETAIL

GSO Corporate Services Ltd.

cialist with the professional
employment organization
Administaff Inc. "There
could be liability issues in
terms of having a person
work in a dangerous situa-
tion, and certain require-
ments in respect to minor
labor laws," if the intern is
under age 18, Gibbs said.
Beyond legal issues, intern-
ships can be problematic
because students need to be
doing tasks that will help
them learn that's what the
internship is supposed to be
all about. "Make sure the
internship is closely related to
some actual academic course
of study or provides practical
work experience," Zimmer-
man said.
An owner should carefully
think through what the intern
is going to be doing ideally
coordinating with school offi-
cials to determine what their
requirements are for giving
students credit.
Gibbs said owners need to
be prepared to commit time
and attention either theirs
or staffers' to supervise
and teach the intern, some-
thing he said many fail to do.
"They don't have time to
spend time with the person
and it becomes sort of a bur-
den to write the reports or the
performance reviews" that a
school often requires, he said.
It's a good idea to put on
paper exactly what the intern-
ship will be about, to be sure

it accomplishes the school's
and the student's goals, Gibbs
"You need to distinguish it
from a summer job or a per-
son who just wants to come to
work at a place to just put on
their resume," he said.
But, Zimmerman warned,
you need to keep the govern-
ment's requirements in mind
as you put the internship
together. No matter what
your intent is, the govern-
ment looking at the situation
might say otherwise.
"Just because you call
someone a volunteer, or an
intern doesn't make them
that," Zimmerman said.
And, you need to be vigi-
lant throughout the course of
the internship to be sure the
student isn't doing something
that could land your company
in trouble.
But in preparing for the
internship, Gibbs said it's a
good idea to do the same due
diligence that owners do in
hiring regular employees -
that means screening and
interviewing the applicants.-
"They're just like any other
employee," he said. "There
are ones that show more ini-
tiative and take more respon-
sibility for their learning,
while others are just there for
satisfying their own class


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration;Number: 126,892B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVII, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.
GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of

SO Corporal Services Ltd.


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration Number: 126,894B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVIV, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of

GSO Corpora Srvices Ltd.


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration Number: 130,104B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section'
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS OR-I, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of

GSO Corpoa ServiceU.
Liquidator l


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration Number: 126,893B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution of EXCLUSIVE
RESORTS GIVIII, LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was 21st,:
day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of

GSOCorpora rices Ltd.


International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)


Registration Number: 126,895B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000) the Dissolution
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register. The date of completion of the
dissolution was 21st day of May, 2007.

GSO Corporate Services Ltd., 303 Shirley Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas is the Liquidator of


THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 13B


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007



Tax to account for

76.5% of revenue rises

FROM page 1

When it comes to fiscal pol-
icy, Bahamian governments
have relatively few policy
options, the main objectives
remaining the same from
administration to administra-
tion, namely to achieve a 'Bal-
anced Budget' on the recur-
rent side; keep the Govern-
ment debt-to-GDP ratio below
40 per cent and as low as pos-
sible; eliminate the fiscal

Common Law and Equity Division

deficit; and keep the ratio of
government revenues to GDP
at 20 per cent or above.
In many respects, the FNM
government is picking up
where the Christie administra-
tion left off, relying on foreign
direct investment and eco-
nomic growth to translate into
revenue growth, while also
using the administration and
enforcement mechanism left
behind by former minister of
state for finance, James. Smith,
to tighten compliance.
Stamp Taxes were particu-


IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being
Lot Number Sixty Three (63) situate approximately One Hundred and
Ten (110) feet West of East Street Grant's Town in the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and bounded on the North by Lilly of the Valley Comer
and running thereon Ninety-two and Forty-six Hundredths (92.46) Feet
on the East by Lot Number 62 1/2 on the plan of Grant's Town the
property of the Church of God and running thereon One Hundred and
Fifty-three and Forty-two Hundredth (153.42) feet on the South by Lot
Number Seventy-six (76) on the plan of Grant's Town filed in the
Department of Lands and Surveys and running thereon .Ninety-six and
Ninety-one (96.91) feet and on the West by Lot Number Sixty-two (62)
on the said plan and running thereon One Hundred and Forty-one and
Thirty-nine Hundredths (141.39) feet.
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of V.G. Clarke and Ross Davis
(Executors of the Estate of Cecil Alfred Kenny, Deceased)
THE PETITION OF V.G. Clarke and Ross Davis (Executors of the
Estate of Cecil Alfred Kenny, Deceased) in respect of:-
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 63
situated on the southern side of Lily of the Valley Comer and
approximately 110 feet west of East Street in the City of
Nassau, on the Island of New Providence and bounded on the
North by a 30 feet wide road and running thereon 92.46 feet;
on the South by Lot Number 76 and running thereon 96.91
feet; on the East by Lot Number 65 the property of The Church
of God and running thereon 153-42 feet; and on the West by
Lot Number 62 and running thereon 141.39 feet."
G. Clarke and Ross Davis (Executors of the Estate of Cecil Alfred
Kenny, Deceased) claim to be the owners of the unincumbered fee simple
estatein- possession of the said land and has made application to the
$ipreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have their title to the said
land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
With the provisions of the said Act.
' Iopies of the Petition and the Plan of the said land may be inspected
during normal office hours in the following places:
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street North in the
City of Nassau, Bahamas; and
2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Munroe, #35 Buen Retiro
Road, off Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right to dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
'these presents, file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners
or the undersigned a Statement of his claim in the prescribed form verified
by an affidavit to be filed therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his Claim on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of
these presents will operate as bar to such claim.
#35 Buen Retiro Road
Off Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioners

larly targeted under the for-
mer government, and in 2007-
2008 the Government expects
to collect some $399.4 million
from this tax, a major increase
of 37.7 per cent upon the
$290.057 million projected for
collection in 2006-2007.
"The increase in recurrent
revenue arises principally from
stamp tax, which has shown
remarkable growth in recent
years due to a combination of
robust property sales and
increased emphasis on revenue
administration," Mr Ingraham
"Stamp tax as a proportion
of total revenues is projected at
27 per cent, just behind cus-
toms duties at 41 per cent."
The bulk of the 2007-2008
stamp tax increases is project-

ed to come from two sources.
Stamp tax earned on real
estate transactions valued at
more than $250,000, where it is
levied at a 10 per cent rate, is
expected to increase by more
than $50 million, rising from
$47.257 million in 2006-2007 to
just over $98 million in 2007-
Stamp tax on imports is also
projected to rise by $50.951
million in 2007-2008, growing
from $148.8 million to $199.751
Real property taxes were
projected to increase by 21.4
per cent in 2007-2008, com-
pared to the current fiscal year,
growing from $70 million to
85 million.
Of this $15 million increase,
the bulk of this some $8.37

million is expected to come
from real property tax imposed
on undeveloped real estate
owned by foreigners.
In contrast, customs duties,
which annually provide the blk
of government revenues, were
projected to rise by 5 per cent,
from $576.597 million in 2006-
2007 to $605.769 million in
2007-2008, a rise of just over
$29 million.
Mr Ingraham said the Bud-
get would look to harmonise
import duty rates, reduce the
cost of basic food items, and
reduce general costs for the
Bahamian public.

Customs duty on pleasure
vessels, less than 30 feet in
length and 150 gross tonnes in
weight, is to be reduced from
20 per cent duty and 7 per cent
stamp tax to 5 per cent duty
and 1 per cent stamp tax.
Customs duty rates on
doors and windows made from
plastic and steel are to be
reduced from 35 per cent to 25
per cent, bringing them into
line with the rates charged on
wood windows and doors.
Customs duty on dish-
washers and dishwasher parts
has been reduced from 45 per
cent to 25 per cent.

UBS ;'B3harrias) 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

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:


Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given
that DAIMAN INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been struck off the
register of Companies by the Registra General effective from May
18th, 2007.



In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(4) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
PRESTAK LTD. is in dissolution as of May 29, 2007.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the


A well established Media Company is
looking for a hard working male
to work as a Pressroom Assistant.
Qualified applicants should be able
to work nights between the hours of
8p.m. to 5a.m. and be prepared to
submit job references and clean police

Interested persons should
send resume to:

c/o DA 18973P

P.O. Box N-3207


Fax: 328-2398

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:

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

iBISm z Ua mm C
C F A L'
Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
S :". BIf~ ALL AWltE IN DEx OS .., LQ4VC. 02S7- / CG 000.13 YTD 103.72 / YTD % 06.19
,2.,.i-.H, 52uk Lao. Sacuril Preoious Cic e Today s Close Cr.an.l Da.1, ci EPS $ ,i j P E VYeld
1.65 0.54 ADaco Mf.arkels 1 18 I 18 O 00 -0 2-2 0 :r Nt r.1
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.548 0.400 7.5 3.45%
9.41 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.30 9.41 0.11 3,450 0.737 0.260 12.8 2.76%
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 2.95 2.95 0.00 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 2.30%
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 14.50 14.50 0.00 1.152 0.680 12.6 4.69%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.27 5.23 -0.04 0.112 0.049 47.2 0.93%
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 6.02 6.02 0.00 0.694 0.240 8.7 3.99%
12.49 11.25 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 904 0.787 0.570 15.9 4.56%
14.70 12.30 FirstCaribbean 14.37 14.37 0.00 0.977 0.500 14.7 3.48%
17.30 10.50 Focol 17.18 17.30 0.12 1,200 1.657 0.520 10.4 3.01%
1.05 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0,.54 0.54 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1Q.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.20 7.20 0.00 0.532 0.100 13.5 1.39%
9.50 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.05 9.50 0.45 5,000 0.868 0.570 10.9 6.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
52wK-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price vaeekiu. o. EPS $ Di $ P E V 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%
054 0 20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.034 0.000 26.2 0.00%
i 00C -'8 003 AaDLB 41 00 4 ,,,, .. . . .. :001
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 Dlv $ 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.""".... .m ... .m
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NA
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask S 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 April 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mth.
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 30 April 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100 30 April 2007
..- 30 April 2007
TO T' ADg CgLt.: COLINA 242-502-71i, /1 FI1ELrrv 2,306-?7T64 IFOR MORE DATA & INPOFtMTION CALL (242) 394-2503




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capital base than any other
insurer in the Bahamas, and
during the year, we grew our
gross written premiums by 15
per cent, and our underwrir-
ing profits by 65 per cent,
which together aided in pro-
ducing an overall profit of
$5.776 million........
"The profit allowed us to
grow our capital base by 21 per
cent, even after providing our
shareholders with an attractive
cash return on their invest-
RoyalStar is 52 per cent
majority owned by SunStar
Ensure, a company itself
owned 50/50 by Mr Wilson's
Sunshine Holdings and Star
General Holdings, and the
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"...The profit
allowed us to
grow our capital
base by 21 per cent,
even after providing
our shareholders
with an attractive
cash return on
their investment."
Franklyn Wilson

in dividends in 2006. This
means that the majority of the
company's $5.776 million net
earnings went straight back
into its capital base as retained
RoyalStar's capital base, and
shareholder equity, at 2006
year-end stood at just over $25
million, compared to $20.623
million at 2005 year-end.
Capital is key for all insurers,
as more of it enables them to.
take on more risk and write
additional business. In Royal-
Star's case, it has enabled the
company to absorb the premi-
um growth it enjoyed in 2006,
write more business and take
more risk on to its books, and.
prepare it for further growth
as the economy expands.
Steve Watson, RoyalStar's
managing director, wrote in
the company's annual report
that it had benefited in 2006
from the absence of any hurri-
canes and storm-related claims.
In 2004 the carrier, which has
operations and insures risks in
the Cayman Islands, the
Bahamas and Turks & Caicos,
was faced with claims result-
ing from Hurricanes Frances,
Jeanne and Ivan.
Mr Watson said the five
classes of insurance for which
RoyalStar underwrites busi-
ness property, engineering,
motor, professional liability
and marine all generated a
profit in 20o6, helped by "a
complete lack of large loss
"We believe most strongly
that no one class of business
should subsidise the other, and
that each class must be able to
operate as a profitable entity in
its own right," Mr Watson said.
"Each class has produced a
profit due to our continue dis-
ciplined underwriting
approach, whereby we are pre-
pared to decline business if it
does not coinply with our
underwriting procing or quali-
ty criteria.
"Clearly, this can restrict
growth and does create chal-
lenges within our distribution
channels, but these are chal-
lenges that we are prepared to
deal with."
Mr Watson said 10 people,
almost 40 per cent of Royal-
Star's 25-strong staff, had a
Chartered Insurance Institute
qualification, after Reginald
Munroe, 26, last year attained
its Associate status.

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Tel: (242) 323-7244 Fax: (242) 323-7329
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PAGE 2, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007


Those of you who sent a prayerful card
or stood by us when times were hard.
Those of you who gave flowers
and consoled us with God's Awesome power.
Those qf you who cooked a meal
and thought to enquire how we might feel.
To those who helped in so many ways
to brighten us in our darkest days.
Whatever you did to console our hearts.
we thank you so much whatever the part.

~ The Elliott Family -

Special thanks to: Fr. Michael Kelly and Our Lady's of
the Holy Souls Church family, Fr. David Cooper. Mr. Rollen
Goffe, Mrs Marion Wright and family, Mr Philip Gray,
Mrs Dorothy Hanna and Family, Miriam Armbrister and
family, Mrs Ella Lewis and family, Mr Alfred Williams
and family, the management and staff of BEC, the
management and staff of Island Gasses, Lenice Flowers
and family, the Godets and staff of Donalds Furniture,
Administration staff and students of Naomi Blatch, Kay
Pratt. management and staff of Sunshine Florists, the
Bahamas Society of Engineers. St. Marks Native Baptist
Church, the Butler family, Michelle Poitier, Algernon Rolle
and family. Mrs Rattican Ferguson. Mrs Doris Cash and
family, Martin and Norman Chea. Senator Jacinta Higgs
and family, Ms Raymona Darling, Mr Arthur Smith and
family, Mrs Pearline Baker, Valree D. King, Pauline Nairn
and the FNM Yamacraw Association, Mrs Delis Bennett-
Rolle and family, members of the Juju Tree Sporting Club,
management and staff of Cedar Crest Funeral Home and
to all family and friends who may have assisted in any

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 3

> ..

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

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4 Blue Hill ad l P. Box N-11 l rtuarel: 3nb Fax mat25rim
84 Blue Hill Road P.O. Box N-8161 Tel: 325-7867 Fax: 325-7867


Ms. Emily Menerva Johnson, 91
a resident of North Blanket Sound
Andros, will be held on Saturday
2nd June 2007 at Highway
Pentecostal Church, Blanket Sound
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Bishop Ellis Farrington assisted
by other ministers. Interment will
follow in the Blanket Sound Public
Left to cherish her memory are her
S son, Doral Johnson: sister. Mirley
Conyers: brother, Antniel 0.
Colebrook- three adopted
daughters, Rose Blanche, Yourterpy Riley and Inell Charlow;
three grand-children, James Sands, Jackson and Nelan
Johnson; six great grandchildren, Nelandra, Jarad, Osboume,
Kaylia, Angel and Jarsano; daughter-in-law, Beverly Johnson;
nine nieces, Dressler Brown of Miami, Florida, Queenie
Hutchinson, Ermalee Lewis, Ava, Marguerite, Lorraine,
Maryann and Mariqutta Colebrook; three nephews, William
Johnson, Berkley and Albert Colebrook; grand and great-
grand nieces and nephews, Anthony Bowleg, William Johnson
Jr., Haywood, Charles, Valdez, James and Lorraine Bowleg,
Michalda, Coralee, Brunette, Dunetia, Corey, Brandon,
Janique, Viola, Lornell, Michelle, Shantell, Shonell,
Antwonette, Angel, Algeria, Algernon, Donavon, Javon,
Terrance, Dwayne, Michael, Philip, Jeffery, Jamarco, Dwayne,
Mark, Jermaine, Andre and Antonio Lewis, Jermaine, Jerome
and Jason Hutchinson, Linda, Brenda, Sandra, Claudette
Mazehs of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; three god children, Helen
Johnson, Margret Saunders and Administrator Ellen Newton
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Norma
Wallace, Ben and Cluadeh Bohl, the Woodside Family of
Stafford Creek, Alma Scott and Erma McGregor and families.
Rebecca Newton, Margret Riley, Israel and Urene Saunders,
Pastor and Evangelist Curtis, Shirley Brown, Adline Fowler,
Forfar and friends, Maneisha Roberts and the community of
Standard Creek. Blanket Sound and Stafford Creek families.
The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd.
from 10.00am on Thursday until 6.00pm and on Friday in
Blanket Sound Andros from 12.00 m.d. at the Church until
service time.

Roslyn "Doxie" Hunt, 34

S a resident of Baillou Hill
,| Road and formerly ofSt.
Catherine Jamaica, will be
held on Friday, June 1st
IV 2007, at The New Mt. Zion
S; Missionary Baptist Church,
*Baillou Hill Road. South.
Officiating will be Bishop
; Andrew Stewart and other
ministers. Interment will
follow in the Southern
cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish her memory are, her children,
Karrian and Jordan; her parents, Claudius and
Elsa Hunt; her brother, Junior Hunt; her sisters,
Carol Hunt and Iclyn Provost; her nephews,
Kevin, France, Hakeem, Royann and Kavon; her
nieces, Vanessa, Melissa, Shellyann, Jamelia and
Morrisa; her uncles, William, Robert and
McKenzie Gordon; her in-laws, Leroy Provost,
Carlton Huggins and Michelle Williams, her
other relatives and friends including, Rev'd.
Lavania Stewart and family, Rev'd. Dr. Mary
Nairn, Francis Demeritte and family, Sophia
Spass, Maureen Richards, and Irene Williams,
Carmen Johnson, Patricia and the family of Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

The Body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints,
Sweeting Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium,
#84 Baillou Hill Road, from 10.00a.m. on
Thursday until 6:00p.m., and on Friday from
9:00 a.m., until noon, and from 12.30 p.m. until
service time at the Church

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

Walter Henry Campbell, 54
of Moncur Alley off Kemp
Road will be held on
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
at 11:00a.m. at Kemp Road
Ministries. Officiating will
be Rev. Ivan Ford Butler
assisted by other Ministers
of the Gospel. Interment
will follow in the
Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

Left to mourn his passing are his Wife, Adrianna
Campbell; (2) daughters, Desiree James of Seattle
Washington & Walternettte Campbell; (6)
Grandchildren: Julian James, Jason, Andrea,
Adrian, Cletonie & Emine; (1) Stepdaughter: Tanya
Morris; (I) Stepson: Fredrick Morris; (2) Brothers:
Alfred Campbell of Orlando Florida & Prince
Campbell; (7) Sisters: Hazel Cooper, Helena
Clarke, Betty Nixon, Shirley Belizaire of Oberlin,
Ohio; Gaynell Campbell, Ruth Bastian & Elizabeth
Ferguson; (18) Nieces: Agnes Murphy, Deborah
Cooper, Lavern Ingraham, Idena Nixon, Jasmine
Collins, Tanya Sanchez, Dr. Jovita Moncur, Cherie
Hicks, Chinyere Stubbs, Andrea Bastian, Able
Marine Woman Tamika Ferguson, Keshla
Cartwright, Desire Hitchens, Sonia Yeard, Tyronia
Ferguson, E'layne Baker, Monica & Amanda Bain;
(22) Nephews: Gary & Farion Cooper, Bernard,
Anastasius & Kenneth J. Clarke Jr., Wayne, John
& Inspector Oswald Nixon, Delacy, Javan &
Donovan Belizaire, Corporal #2280 Jamique
Campbell, Kenneth A. Clarke, Sherman Campbell,
Andrew Bastian, Troy Edwards, Nelson & Nathan

Hepburn, Martin Ferguson, Shayne & Kyle Hodge
& Ryan Baker; (4) Aunts: Deaconess Isabell Miller,
Julia, Martha & Lilly Dean; (5) Uncles: Zephaniah,
Norward & Neville Dean, Elias Rolle & Edison
Miller; (10) Brothers-in-law: Rev. Oswald Nixon,
Dr. Harold Belizaire, Kenneth J. Clarke Sr., Andrew
Bastian, Bernard Ferguson, Rev. Tyrone Ferguson,
David Hepburn, Keith Powlett, Brett Hodge &
Silvan Baker; (7) Sister-in-law: Robin Campbell,
Cynthia Hepburn, June & Debbie Ferguson, Wendy
Powlett, Kathleen Hodge & Linda Baker; Mother-
in-law: Hannah Ferguson; (I) Son-in-law: David
James; (I) Daughter-in-law: Elvan Morris; (36)
Grandnieces & Nephews; (2) Great-grandnephews;
Numerous Relative & Friends including: Monique
Cooper, Wendy, Stephanie & Shavone Clarke,
Pamela & Claudette Nixon, Dax Stubbs, Lisa
Campbell, Philip Ingraham, Andy Collins, Tezel
Bowe, Mary Rolle, Thomasina Dean, Alrina
McKinney, Sandra Moss, Cheryl Rubilee, Oneezer,
Luther, Haldore, Duncan, Bill And Bradley Russell,
Rev. Albert & Claretta Campbell, Basil & Ivan
Campbell, Rebecca Johnson, Zerlene Campbell,
Timothy & Sheddie Barr, Anthony, Solomon,
Edward, John, Doris & Fanny Rolle, Maxwell,
Lloyd & Lorenza Bethel, Rev. Esrum, Alphonso
& Joseph Lewis, Brenette Lewis & Susanna
Russell, Rev. Philip & Neville Campbell, Albertha
Stubbs, Rev. Lavinia Stewart & family, Ellen
Moxey, Fianca Rolle, Roxie Hutchinson, families
of Lowe Sound, Andros and the entire Kemp Road
Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL
HOME #244 Market Street on Thursday, May 31st
from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, April 2nd
from 10:00am at the church until service time.



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(11mmnnusaltJ4 JuMeral 'ame

Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055


of Parker Street and formerly of Rock
Sound, Eleuthera, will be held on Saturday
at 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship Church of God
In Christ, Hay and Lewis Streets. Bishop
,,. A Garnet Gibson, assisted by Rev. Alfred
.1' 0 Duvalier, Rev. James Pratt, Rev. Frederick
Duvalier and Rev. Ali Burrows will
officiate. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She was predeceased by her mother. Mrs. Irene Symonette Grant Taylor and
father Mr. James Grant. '

Cherished memory held by eight daughters, Rev. Janet Smith Butler, Vanria
Smith Miller, Judy Smith, Patricia Smith Saunders. Bernadette Johnson
Whyms, Mellony Smith Williams and Latoya Johnson; two sons, Arthur Leroy
Lewis Smith (deceased), Edward "Lil Eddie" Smith of Denver. Colorado: one
adopted son, James Rolle Hanna; 27 granddaughters. Yvette Smith Davis.
Louise Smith, Brenell Smith, Rev. Brenda Kemp Smith. Sandy Smith Burrows.
Cindy Woodside Thompson, Marjorie Smith Dean, Mishan Smith Johnson,
Elricka Smith Curry, Keva Smith Bootle McKinney from Marsh Harbour.
Fashanette Smith. Sonovia Smith, lesha Smith Russell, Norissa Evans. Meltina
Evans, Audrey, Violet and Ruthmae Whyms. Riesha and Samina Johnson: 24
grandsons, Ian Smith. Lynden Lewis Kemp (deceased), Dwayne Kemp. Romeo
Shadrack Smith from West Palm Beach, Errol Gilbert Smith, Reginald Taylor
Smith, Tabarr Wallace from West Palm Beach, Steven and Carrington Smith.
Dominique Miller, Angelo, Fabian, Alex and John Ross Smith. Jamal Saunders,
Marco Smith, Kevin and Charles Whyms, Antonio Hanna, Anthony Evans,
Kentroy Evans, Samuel Moss Jr., Latrell Moss and Antonio Butler; 17 great
granddaughters, lantha Smith, Ivanna Smith, Ivarie Smith, Lauren Davis,
Britney, Dandra Kemp, Desray Dean, Doricka Dean, Fredericka Storr, Mya
Smith, Codia Bain, Keila, Bata and Kendra McKinney, Gabriel Thompson,
Danicka Whyms and Shanfaria Smith;19 great grandsons, Ian Smith, Travis
Kemp, Henricko Brooks, Devon Paul Jr., Denzil and Malick Kemp, Emery
Burrows Jr., Jullian Smith, Javonte, Aakeem, Malick, Antonio and Jayvarr
Whyms, Jason Eneas, Kentasha Thurston, Marco Smith Jr. and Durantia and
Desmond Dean Jr.; one brother, Elrige Smith; three aunts, Shirley Simmons,
Ross Green and Joyce Mackey Newbold; one cousin, Helen Strachan; one
daughter-in-law, Julie Smith; five sons-in-law, Bishop Gladstone Butler, Harold
Miller, Norman Saunders, George Whyms and Robert Williams; four sisters-
in-law, Patricia Smith Carey, Marina Smith Conliffe, Vanria. Smith Woodside
and Persis Smith Bullard; two brothers-in-law, Michael Lerron and Dwight
Smith; three grand daughters-in-law, Kim Simmons Smith, Dedrey Hanna
Kemp, Debra Rolle Smith; five grand sons-in-law, Hansil Davis from Las
Vegas, Emery Burrows Sr., Charles Thompson, Bazil McKinney and Desmond

Other relatives including Naomi Smith Backwood, Golden McDonald Taylor,
Coreen, Alrin Gardiner, Densil and Sharren Rolle, Wilsha Evans, Aldred
Kenny, Hensley Brooks, Shirley Gibson, Morice Brooks, Lewis "Lil Black"
Kemp, Hon. Bernard Nottage M.P. for Bain's Town and Rev. C. B. Moss of
the community of Bain's Town.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at Breath
of Life Unity Church, First Street and Poincianna Avenue. Officiating will be
Bishop Garnet Gibson, Rev. Janet Smith Butler and Elder Judy Smith.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. to service


of The Bluff, Eleuthera, will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at John Wesley
Methodist Church, The Bluff, Eleuthera,
S- Rev. Carlos Thompson, assisted by Rev.
Charles Sweeting. Dr. Reginald Eldon and
, Rev. Dereck Glico will officiate. Interment
S..,, will follow in the church's cemetery. The
Bluff. Eleuthera.

I Precious memory will linger in the hearts
--of her sister. Fredericka Brown: brothers,
Bishop Theophilus and Cynthia Stuart.
Hewitt and Ruth Stuart: stepson. Conwill Keith O'Neil Saunders, numerous
nieces and nephews and their families including, John Brown of Louisanna,
Dr. Portia Jordan, Othella Missick, Darnell Miller, Gloria Glinton. Harcourt
and Christopher Brown. Mizpah Rich of California, Owen Brown. Donna
Johnson of Nashville. Tennessee, Gerald Jack, Gregory, Emmet and Simeon
Stuart, Nurse Albertha Edgecombe of Fresh Creek, Andros, Jennifer Bastian,
Melrose Albury and Ocelia Williams, lonie Diggiss, Dale Miller, Sherry
Rodgers, Sherryl Chea, Kendal, Gregory, Crestwell Stuart and Hewitt Stuart
Jr. of Arizona, Judy Watkins, Deborah Deal, Ellen Ash, Robert Hugo and
Eardley Barry, Shirley Woods, Marsha Ismae Hudson, Eloise Fernander,
Godfrey Barry. Karan Bethel, Rosemae Neilly, Carliemae Cambridge, Biafia
Barry, Eulecta Bain, Dunred and Juel Barry, Monique Greenslade, Annsettan
Barry, Rosie Sawyer, Franklin Barry, Iliene Carreres, Brendhilda Sawyer.
Sharon Sohmer, Stevia Barry, Arlington and Harry Barry; numerous grandnieces
and nephews and other relatives and friends and their families including Rev.
Dr. George Barry, Carl Stuart, Rev. Stanley Reckley, Eddison Neely, Mildred
Neely, Nellie Johnson, Virginia Neely, Margaret Saunders, Mable Gibson,
Attorney Cecil Hilton, Jane Newry, Sister Aleta Hudson, Phyllis and Rudolph
Grant; officers and members of The Methodist Church and the entire community
of The Bluff, North Eleuthera.

Special thanks to Mrs. Melrose Albury (niece), Mrs. Mildred Neely, Mrs.
Helena Neely, Mr. Patrick Pedican, Mrs. Pandora Darville (godchild), Ms.
Vivian Neely, Mrs. Majorie Heastie, Mrs. Elaine McDonald, Ms. Vineta Rowe,
Ms. Joyce of Jamaica, Ms. Roseda Lubin, Mrs. Margaret Saunders, Mrs. Jane
Newry, Dr. Ada Thompson of Nassau and the doctor and nursing staff of The
Bluff Clinic, North Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church
in The Bluff on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.


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Yctrk of ^kgs JIfunral (1hapl
Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax: 328-8852

Mr. Brennen Jeffery Munnings 38

rof Montel Heights,
will be held on
Saturday, 2nd June,
2007 at Ipm, at
f Revival Center
Montel Heights.
Officiating Bishop
Franklyn Miller
assisted by other
ministers. Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery,Old Trail Road.

He is survived by his three (3) daughters,
Amanda, Aaliyah and Crystal Munnings;
one son (1), Brennen Munnings Jr.; six
(6) sisters, Alice Black, Martha, Karen,
Patricia, Shonell, and Faylene Munnings;
six (6) brothers, Vernal, Chris, Shervin,
David, Jimmy and Michael Munnings;
one (1) brother-in-law, Emmanuel Black;
two (2) sisters-in-law, Agatha and Vangy
Munnings; twenty-two (22), nephews,
eight (8) grand nieces, one (1), grand
nephew, three (3) uncles, five (5), aunts
and a host of relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel Friday
10:00 am-5:00pm,and on Saturday at the
church from 1pm until service time.

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Rufin Saint
Charles age 70
a resident of Carib Road off
Mackey Street and formerly of
St. Louis Drive Haiti will be held
on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Our
Lady's Catholic Church Deveaux
Street at 3:00p.m.

Officiating will be Rev. Father
Kaze Eugene and interment will be made in the Old Trail
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Gateway
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.
Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Gerivs,
Levoici, Natane, Eliana and Belane Rufin; three brothers,
Pizou Charles, Cellisn and Charlemagne Rufin; one sister,
Mrs. Clebert Sinelien; his godchild, Natasha Rufin; other
relatives and friends including, Charleriste Rufin, Albert
Sinelien, Celotel Jean, lejeune Aristide, Vemicia Charles,
Sylvain and Charilus Rufin, Estefene Michelien, Benita,
Niclasse and Paulette Norvil, Alide Mezadiev, Monise
Cherfrere, Enide Guillavme, Adrien, Derivs Dorvillus,
Rosette Rufin, Dievseul and Ermitha Estelhonme, Alberto
Toossaint, Elmizia Zaportre, Merce Grace Jeanty, Odis
Avrelhomme, Petit Jean, Octavis A vrelhomme, Denis
Pirre, Camericie Vilsaint, Alphoncia Lafrance, Tinord,
Norgelos, Cereel Metelos, Elyzabeth Rolle, Clerveus
Sinelien, Joseph Gelus, Elitane -and Elitane Pierrelus,
Iracio Dezilien, Inefait Thelusma, Lisa Mezadiev, Harry
and Philoma Tima, Jean Civs, Savveur Dorant, Erold and
Wilcene Tatoune, Ciane Thelusma, Paulette Dorevs,
Antoinette Sinelien, Walestern Blanc, Yva Estelhomme,
Edison Joseph, Anie Civs, Jessie, Mille, Luckson, Celius,
Charecivs, Jurand and Saint Gerad Rufin.
Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home
on Thursday from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m on Friday from
2:00p.m to 6:00p.m and on Saturday from 9:00a.m to
2:00p.m and at the church from 2:15p.m until service time.


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unrtIsg temnrwial 4JHortuarr

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761
Fuea erie'o


S- of Moss Town, Exuma, will be held on
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at The E.C.
McKenzie Memorial Auditorium,
Ramsey, Exuma. Officiating will be Rev.
Randy Musgrove and Rev. Dr. C.W.
Saunders, assisted by Rev. Cedric Smith,
Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke and other ministers.
Interment will be in The Public Cemetery,
Moss Town, Exuma.

He is survived by his wife, Areminah Musgrove; one son, Arthur
Kenneth Musgrove of Fort Pierce, Florida; two adopted daughters,
Dorothy Darling Yearwood and Sonia Morley; grandsons, John, Nero
and Lavardo Musgrove.; granddaughters, Judy, Violet, Theresa and Lisa
Musgrove, Glendamae Knowles, Shenique Michael of North Carolina
and Garnell Morley; great grandchildren, Lavardo, Darren, Wendell,
Decoyo, Dartavious, Lacquito, John Jr., Clinton, Patrick Isiah, Patrick
Jr.; Eltazio, DJ, Anfernee, D'Oventay, Daydawn, Lamika, Rejean,
Jamora, Angrlicia, Destiny, Desha, Dasha and Sarina; granddaughter-
in-law. Desmona Musgrove; grandsons-in-law, Charles 0. Knowles,
Mike, Michael, Clint Morley; one daughter-in-law, Virginia Musgrove;
nieces, Cynthia Lobosky, Annmarie, Ivy Davis, Charley Musgrove,
Birdie Curtis, Petral Russell, Latisha Smith, Rosetta, Yvonne, Shera,
Delarise, Patsy Pinder, Virginia, Veronica, Maxine and Quanimae;
nephews, Charles, Melvil, Japath, Alfred, Johnnie Butler, Robert
Musgrove, Jeff, Sam, Ceasar Jr., Berkley, Joe, Morris and Audrey
Clarke; sisters-in-law, Pearly Musgrove and Mytlean Clarke; host of
other relatives and friends including Maxine Bethel, Christine Clarke,
Alexander Taylor Sr., the Saunders family. Rev. Dr. C. W. Saunders,
the Hall family of George Town, Exuma, Erma Ferguson, Magnola
Clarke and family, Arnola Holbert and family, Theadore Bethel, Vera
Munroe and family, Foster Clarke and family, Sharon Wright and
family, Fred of Omaha, Nebraska, Hosea Musgrove Sr. and family,
Rodney Musgrove and family, Stanford Musgrove and family, Francina
Forbes and family, Mike Cornish of New Jersey, Rosey and family,
Linda Galvin, Hidey Rubil and family, Clement Rolle and family,
Donald DeGregory, Rodney Carey, Felix Bowe, Donald McPhee and
family, Theresita Rolle and family, Myrtis Deveaux, Eunis Munroe,
Mrs. Houseman, the entire Exuma Branch of the Free National
Movement, the Exuma District Choir, the entire Moss Town and
Hermitage Community; the following and their families, Mrs. Edna
Bain, Mr. Cedric Ferguson, Mr. Harold Major, the Dames, the McQueens,
Mr. Leo Knowles, the Adderleys, the Armbristers, the Bains, the Barrs,
the Bethels, the Bodies, the Bowes, the Browns, the Bullards, the
Burrows, The Coopers, The Darvilles, The Davis, The Deans, The
Fergusons, the Flowers, the Gardiners, the Gibsons, the Glass, the
Grays, the Johnsons, the Kemps, the Lewis and the entire William's
Town, Ramsey and The Forest communities of Exuma.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the Auditorium, in
Ramsey on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


of Turtle Drive, Carmichael Road and
formerly of Mastic Point, Andros, will
be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Mary Magdalene Anglican Chruch, North
Mastic Point, Andros. Officiating will be
Father Shazzasbazzar Turnquest.
Interment will be in the church's cemetery,
North Mastic Point.

She is survived by four daughters, Toni
and Tornique, Victoria and Hope Lewis; two sons, Tony Jr and King
Newton; one grandchild, Jaydon Newton; nine sisters, Bernice
Colebrooke, Vernita and Mae Newton, Lafron Barr, Dorothy, Margaret,
Peggyanne, Eldrice and Edith Gibson; three brothers, Andre, Yourick
Jr. and Gergerson; fiancee, Patrick Lewis; 20 nieces, Shakela, Shaneal,
Tammy, Nikita, Jacklyn, Georgette, Krystal, Ashley, Demetria, Sherell,
Andreka, Andria, Daneska, Anishka Colebrooke, Barbarnique, Nikiva
Tyler, Antionette, Arnette, Brinique, Youricka and Deniqua Gibson; 19
nephews, Navardo, Kevin Colebrooke, Orlando, Andrew, Bernard,
Daneiko, Andre Jr., Travis, Trevor Jr., Trevon, Shaquille, De'shano,
Cleveland, Duran, Sean, Jamal, Dario and Jason Gibson; 14 grandnieces
and nephews; four aunts, Sylvia Strachan, Murael and Merely Rahming
and Coral Edwards; six uncles, Erick, Mervin, Drexel, Vincent, Larry
and Barry Rahimng; three brothers-in-law, Pedro and Tevor Newton
and Jackson Colebrooke; two sisters-in-law, Floridamae and Glendina
Gibson; host of other relatives and friends including the following and
their families, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Bowleg, Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Woodside,
Mr. and Mrs. Johnathon Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Canter, Mrs
Sheila Rolle, Ms. Henretta Rolle, Venus Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel
Martin, Harold Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Colebrooke, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Storr, Mildred Munnings and
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Thompson; also Lueann Russell, Tony Newton Sr.,
Lincoln Davis, Nelson Smith, Bally Munroe, Triann Colebrooke, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Rolle, Virginia Newton and family, Leotha Riley,
Emmerson Dixon, Vera Woodside, Robin and Sean Roberts, Dr. Kirk
Lewis and Antonio Mackey.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road
and Fifth Street on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the
church in North Mastic Point on Friday from 12:00 noon until service
time on Saturday.

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"A New Commitment To Service'

Julian "Cobbler" Butler, 36

of Golden Gates #2 will be held on /, -, Pr
Saturaav at 11 a.m. at Shaw Temple
A.M.E. Zion. Baillou Hill Road and
Peter Street. Officiating will be Rev.
Kendal Mackev assisted by Rev.
Tyrone Green. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Gardens. J.F K. Drive. -
a . .
He is survived by his parents.' *-'.
William and Vernetta Butler: 4 -..;
daughters. Julia. Tremaine. Arniqua
and Juliann Butler: I son. Julian Jr.:
special friend. Elvamae Johnson: 5
adopted children, Toya, Tiffany.
Bridgette, Leslier and Oneal Johnson:
4 brothers. Rudolph, William Jr.,
Dewitt and Anthony Butler; 2 sisters, Raquel Butler and Karen
Simmons; 1 brother-in-law, Frederick Simmons: 2 sisters-in-law,
Vernice and Elsie Butler: 2 adopted brothers, Romeo Russell and
Bradley Moss; 8 uncles, Samuel, Elexnder and Elpheus Butler, Bernard
Edward, Kirklin, Ednol and Herman Nixon of Waterford, Eleuthera;
12 aunts, Francina Watson, Cathlean Butler, Beatrice Edgecombe,
Luella Watkins, Essie McPhee of South Bay, Fla; Pecola Mackey of
Delroy Beach, Fla; Lillian, Ruthmae, Mary McPhee, Lillian Solomon,
Karina Butler, and Sylvia McPhee; 1 grand aunt, Lucy Knowles; 10
nephews, Abraham, Larenzo, Justin, Dewitt, Kenwitt, Devon, Denzil,
Daquonn, Irendo and Anfernee; 12 nieces, Raqueria, Raunice, Blanch,
Ragina, Jenniemae, Keshie, Ladia, Laquell, Davonnia, Shaquae,
Tatyanna and Nikaila; other relatives and friends including, Gladys
Lightfoot and family, Angelene Pierre and family, Anthony Nesbitt
and family, The Saunders family, Roslyn Taylor and family, Eugenie
Smith and family, Lloyd Butler, The Gibson family, Bobby Ambrose
and family, Yvonne Woodside, Bessie Green and family, Peter Whyte
and family, Paul Roberts and family, The Davis family, Dr. Patrick
Cargill, Shereka Hart, Rev. Kendal Mackey and family, Henderfield
and family, The Winters family, Fred Neely and family, Iva Johnson
and family, Trevor Scott and family, Wendy Rolle and family, The
Ambrose and Kelly families, Craig Williams and family, Iva Evans
and family, Derrick and Beverly Cash, The Trauma Team of Princess
Margaret Hospital, the family of Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church,
the family of In Christ Ministry and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

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

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Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Pax: 351-3301


of Emmanuel Way High Rock,
Grand Bahama \vnl be held on
Saturday June 2nu 2007 at 1:00
p.m a! St. Nicholas Anglican
Church. High Rock. Officiating will
be Rev. Erma Ambrose, Rev. lan
Claridge. Rev Fr. Norman
Lighbourne. Rev. Fr. Dwight Bowe
and Rev. Lawerence Pinder.
Interment will be made in the High
Rock Public Cemetery.

1 11111. a Left to cherish his percious memory
are his loving devoted wife of forty
nine years Grettel Mather; 4 sons, Ken, Leroy, Tyrone and Calsey
Mather; 5 daughters, Estella White, Donna Sears, Magdalene and
Rosebella Mather and Cindy Garland; 21 grandchildren, Kenya Louis,
Kendrick, Ken Jr. and Kenderia Mather, Dania Woods, Danera Wilson,
Vanna and Tazia White, Devin, Devbn, Senio and Michael Sears,
Brianique, Leria, Alliyah and Leronique Mather, Remiko Pinder,
Damia and Diamondz Higgs, Jareo McPhee, and Jamal Garland; 3
great grand children, Azhalique Woods, Keyajah Louis and Kendrick
Mather Jr.; 3 sons-in-law, Michael Sears, Franklyn Garland and P.C.
217 Archie White; 1 daughter-in-law, Renae Mather; 2 grandsons-
in-law, Ernest Louis and Jayward Wilson; 3 sisters-in-law, Louis
Murphy, Ethelyn and Deborah Hield; 3 brothers-in-law, Nehemiah
Sr. and Percy Hield and Godfrey Murphy Sr.; 1 uncle-in-law, William
Cooper; 2 aunts-in-law, Brenda Lynes and Anna Russell; 3 nieces,
Loretta Mather, Betty Newman and Rosalie Cancino; 3 nephews,
Allan, Rusty and Atwell Newman; 21 grandnieces, Izona Burrows,
Shawn and Tanya Mader, Sherry Hanna, Melinda Rollins, Natasha
Thompson, Natasha, Arimenta, Sandradee, Nickia and Atlene
Newman, Arnett Heild, Carol Hepburn, Marilyn McPhee, Donella
Mackey, Portia Hanchell, Keisha Turnquest, Karla, Sabrina and
Marsha Murphy, Edith Bodie and Charles Swann,; 19 grandnephews,
Brennell, Clayton, Oscar, Quinston, Ricardo and Trevor Newman,
Godfrey Jr., Don and Marlin Murphy, Charles, Ashley, Nehemiah
Jr., Alvin Sr. Omerit and Alvin Hield, Keith Hepburn Sr., Ian McPhee,
Edison Mackey and Dwayne Swann, numerous great grand nieces
and nephews, his extended families, Prince and Coramae, Romeo
and Virginia Bridgewater, Anischa and Pearline Miller, Sheldon
Knowles,Shonny Jolly, Etterine Smith, Idell Frazier of Dania Beach
and Patricia Hall, his godchildren, Beryl Bridgewater, Alexander
Cooper and Whitfield Thompson and a host of other relatives too
numerous to mention

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Yager Funeral
Home and Crematorium on Thursday from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.
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Putler's I uneral ames & (& rhmathrium

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


of Resolute Road, Lyford Cay and formerly of Rouen,
France will be held on Thursday, May 31st, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Sandyport.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Lloyd Smith. Interment will
follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums,
John F. Kennedy Drive.

He is survived by his Wife Maddie; Two (2) Sons:
Lorenzo and Yannick; One (1) Daughter: Shakara
Ledard; Two (2) Grandchildren: Alex and Molan; Two
(2) Brothers: Luc and Alain Ledard; Two (2) Sisters:
Jannie Ledard and Monique Desfrieches; Nieces and
Nephews: Arno, Siwany, Armelle, Sophie, Pierre, Olivia
and Emilie, Sharon, Prisca, Michele, Denise Francis,
Debbie Hall, Ronette, Thelanese, Joanne, Tameka, Illisia
"Kiki", Phylia, Anysh, Idanya, Dayna and Nadia Clark,
Anton, Vance, Kyle, Dane Johnson, Gary, Michael,
Larry, Allan, Sidney Francis, Rodney Jr. and Ron
Johnson; Four (4) Brothers-in-law: King Errisson,
Rodney Johnson, Gerone Clark and Henry Shivers; Five
(5) Sisters-in-law: Aris Francis, Agnes Errisson, Joanne

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Johnson, Pastor Luisa Clark and Stephanie Shivers;
Aunts and uncles: Edward Johnson, Cecil and Leroy
Brice, Inez Ferguson, Madeline George, Gwendolyn,
Petrona and Curliiia Cox; A host of other relatives and
friends including: Curtis Martin, Henry Brice & family,
Police Superintendent Nigel Clarke & family, Buena
Sright, Galen and Ava Saunders, Ruben and Rachel Fox
and the entire staff of EWE Co., Ltd. Joe and Jane Lewis
of Lyford Cay, Tony Driver, Jacque and Jacquelyn Mazr,
Cheryl and Paul Andy Gomez, Pepper Johnson, Joyanne
Archer & family, the Serette family, Sean and Bridgette
Serrette, Spethen and Bassie Serrette, Willie Wong,
Denise Carey & family, Campbell Cleare, Valentine
Grimes & family, Jonathan Simms, Captain Kirk Carey
& family, Dr. Anthony Davis & family, Dr. Dean T.,
Dr. Carlos Thomas and Loretta, Dr. Nigel Lewis, Dr.
Ren-xun, Dr. Tony Carey, Dr. Clive Gaskins, Franklyn
and Sharon Wilson, Hon. Perry and Bernadette Christie,
Tony "New York" Lela, Leonardo and the entire Dean
family, Dr. Vantoorem, Dr. Michael Ingraham, Judge
Marilyn Meres, Bookie and Inez Johnson, D'Anne Barrett,
Dorinda Spahr, Albert Dayon, Claude Harroch, Alain
Forciinni, Nanou Cohen, Sammy and Donna Omary,
Robert and Nellie Cohen & family, Emilie and Bridget
Amzalag & family, Tina Berdenis & family, Ingrid
"Shelly" Forbes, Brendon Foulkes, Jill and George
Diamianos, Harvey Keleecome (Belgium Consulate)
and Dominic, Thierry Bouef (Bahamas French Consulate)
& family, Tony Miaoulis & family, Nick and Charlie
Klonaris, Quentin Porter, Sara and Jason Calendar, the
entire staff of Tempo Paris, Bay Street and the Mall at
Marathon, Polo Shop, Bay Street, Yanshak Investments,
Caribbean Color Ltd., Polo Jean Company, the entire
staff of Bay Street Merchant family, Executive Team of
Mr. Antonio Hanna and Deo Dano Clarke and many
others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Wednesday
from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on
Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 11

nutler's funeral 0tomes & Qlrematorium

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



of Marathon Estates and formerly of -
Snug Corner, Acklins will be held on
Saturday, June 2na, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
at Church of God of Prophecy, East
Street. Officiating will be Pastor Dale
Moss Assisted by Associate Pastor 4 d
Stephen Greene and Associate Pastor -.
Terrance Forbes. Interment will follow J
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. -

Left to cherish her memories are her Four (4) Daughters; Edna Rolle,
Gloria Neely, Mizpah Hall and Stephanie Johnson; Two (2) Sons;
HMP CPL. Andre' Curry and Dr. Dario Curry; Eight (8) Adopted-
children; Gilbert Paul, Patrick Glinton, Roslyn Collie of Freeport,
Euricka Rolle, Reggie Sweeting, Enjoli Musgrove, Tyrone Ferguson
and Benjamin Pratt; Thirty-three (33) Grandchildren; Antoinette
and Anthony Pratt, Macito and Bolera Glinton, Antoine and Pamela
Rolle of Boynton Beach, Florida, Alaric and Aja Rolle of Houston,
Texas, Patricia and Sydney Curtis of Eleuthera, Shemica Neely of
Miami, Florida, Terez, Tomeko, Tadashi, Darrion, Jamal and Monique
Curry, Tiffany Adderley, Frank Ellis III, Morganna, Santerio, Marshanna
and Mardonna Johnson, Darika, Dariane, Daria and Anterio Curry,
Janae Hall, Nigia and Elleria Mackey, Gregory and Gilbertha Paul
and Patrick Jr.; Eighteen (18) Great-grandchildren; Two (2)
Daughters-in-law; Sylvia Curry and Portia Scott-Curry; Three (3)
Sons-in-law; Basil Rolle, Delsworth Neely and Jeffrey Hall; One (1)
Sister; Lenora Evans; Nine (9) Adopted-sisters; Patricia Bethel,
Francita Cooper, Zilpha Mackey, Julia Davis, Dorothy Coakley, Olive
Hanna, Alma Russell, Mable Dean and Albertha Davis; Three (3)
Sisters-in-law; Loretta Burrows, Ismerlene Ferguson and Agnes
Britely-Ferguson; Forty-four (44) Nieces and Nephews and a host
of other relatives and friends including; Pastors; Dale and Dianne
Moss, Stephen and Jancy Greene, Terrance and Terrell Forbes, Shelton
and Shelly Beneby, Minerva Pratt and family, Charles and Cynthia
Johnson, George and Damaris Thompson and George and Alice Beneby
of Plantation, Florida; Bishops; Samuel and Helen Alleyne, Cephas
and Clothilda Ferguson, Joseph and Roslyn Swann, Arthur and Ivamae
Ferguson, Edna Cunningham and family, Sandra Cunningham and
family, Beulah Sands and family, Lunn Thurston, Matthew and Denise
Rolle, Patrinella Rolle, Patrick and Doreen Musgrove and family,
Albert Daxon and family Alex and Sandra Cooper, Arlene Thompson,
Desmond Peters and family, Mary Moss, Betty Cox, Life Transformation
Centre, Shirley Street, The Love Centre Ernest and York Streets and
a host of other relatives and friends including; The PLP Stalwart
Councillors Ladies Branch, Marathon Branch, Ron 0. Pinder and

family, Friendship Travel and Birthday Club, The International Free
and Accepted Mason and Order of Eastern Star, Essie Chapter#45, St.
John Lodge#3, Princess Oziel#3, Rochelle Flowers Court#42 and the
entire community of Marathon Estates and others too numerous to

Viewing will be held at the Progressive Liberal Party Head Quarters,
Farrington Road on Thursday from 12noon until 5:00 p.m. on Friday
at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
York Streets from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the
church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


of Lyon Road will be held on Saturday,
June 2nd 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Blue Hill Road South.
Officiating will be Rev. Alfred Stewart
and Minister Cranston Evans. Interment
will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old
Trail Road.

She is survived by Two (2) Sons:
Rodney Munnings and George Nixon; Three (3) Daughters: Emma
Thompson, Onya Stuart and Reneldia Scott of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;
One (1) Adopted Daughter: Joan Tisdall of Miramar, Florida; One
(1) Son-in-law: Jackie Thompson; One (1) Daughter-in-law: Charlene
Munnings; Thirty (30) Grandchildren: Denice and Nakia Bowe,
Roy, Rio, Kimberley and Yvette Stuart, Therez Thompson, Patricia
Wilson, Bernard Curry Jr., Rodney Jr. and Ricky Munnings of Las
Vegas, Ryan, Randy, Ashley, Lamark and Desha Munnings, Kelly
King, Monique Cartwright, Carla Taylor, Sophia, Joanne, Dwayne
and Deana McKenzie, Tonya Capron, Rico Seymour, Lance and
George Nixon, Shawn, Shan and Stephanie Butler; Eighteen (18)
Nieces; Twenty-one (21) Nephews; Numerous great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and
friends including; His Excellency the Honourable Arthur D. Hanna
and Mrs. Hanna, Rev. Lavania Stewart and family, Bishop Randy
Frazier and family, Monsignor Preston Moss, The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church family, Ball's Alley and Lyon Road

Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes and
Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. On Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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yverside uneiraf Cfiapef
"Where the river lies still.
',r "STeg 7e Bai.w. 11s With Prid"'
N*. FRANK M. COOPER ,ia '.il Director
J-, 7 .' 'Peorie It : C r"

Market Street & Bimini Avenue
R O. Box GT 2305
Nassamu Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellular: (242) 395-8931

Cockburn Town
Satz Saliaor, Bahama.s
(242) 331-2642


will be held on Saturday, June
S^ 2nd 2007, at 11:00 am at the
Church of God of Greater
Chippingham. Officiating will
be Bishop C. Dennis Lefrenier,
assisted by Minister Antonio
d, Steele, Minister Troy Hanna
uBishop. Interment will follow in
the St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Trevor
Outten; three sons, Travis, Tervano, and Trevor Outten
Jr.; two daughters, Terez and Trevonia; her mother, Marilyn
Jarrett; stepfather, Joel Jarrett; grandparents, Neville and
Maggelita Knowles; one grand-aunt, Jemita Gordon; three
brothers, Mark Knowles, Jamaal McCleary, Veronique
Tinsdale; mother-in-law, Judy Outten; father-in-law,
Barrington Outten; three sisters-in-law, Terah Fisher, Janine
Outten and Tina Brown; three brothers-in-law, Trell,
Dwayne and Carrington Outten and Jamall McKinney;
eleven cousins, Paul Alexander, Damian Alexander,
Maryann Baptiste, Tanya Alexander, Andrew Evans, Anita
Roye, Patricia Evans; two nieces, Tia and Rebeca; eight
nephews, Randolph, Jordan, Jamall Jr., Ryan, Mark,
Marcus, Dwaymont, and Charon, a host of other relatives
and friends including, Janet, Lilian, Shantell, Sharmaine,
Linda, Lorraine, Susan, Laurie, Deshan, The Outten family,
The Hamilton family, The Neily family, The Management
and Staff of Kentucky Fried Chicken (K.F.C.), The
Management and Staff of the T.G. Glover Primary School,
the Church of God of Greater Chippingham, the Department
of P.M.H. Female Medical Ward II, The Farrington Road
family, Lorene Walker, Sidd Edward, Parry Williams,
Mildred Knowles, Lakeisha Roberts, Tyronne Tinsdale,
Latoya Davis and Collin Green.

Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Chapel, Market
and Bimini Ave. on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the



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


Cynthia Anita Lewis, 66

of Edelweiss Ave., Garden Hills #3
and formerly of Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera will be held Saturday
11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Anglican
S- Church, Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Fr. Jonathon Archer
.... assisted by Fr. James Moultrie and
^ B Fr. Don Haynes will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Public
Cemetery, Governor's Harbour.
She is survived by three daughters,
Coral, Judy and Sharon; four sons,
Christopher and Craig Lewis, Paul
and Morris; fourteen
grandchildren, Craig Jr., Camille, Christopher and Codero,
Kenyanna and Antonio, Paul Jr., Pryria Pachino, Darren, Ladarcia,
Dino and Danair, Dario and Daria; four sisters, Kathleen
McKennie of Waukegan, Ilinois, Prudence Knowles, Rose Nairn
and Andrea Hanna; four adopted sisters, Brenhilda Williams,
Leronnie Stubbs, Carolyn Sands and Sandra Knowles; five
brothers, David Hepburn, Addington Culmer, Charles and Eardley
Hepburn and Eric Curtis; adopted mother, Bloneva Stubbs;
adopted brother, Mike Stubbs; daughter-in-law, Chrystal
Lewis; sister-in-law, Jan Curtis; brothers-in-law, Alex McKennie,
Leroy Knowles, Michael Nairn and Jehu Sands; fifteen nieces,
Elaine, Judy, Cynthia Hepburn, Veniece Rolle, Catherine Stubbs,
Crystal Knowles, Kelly, Leshanye Johnson, Vestina Hepburn,
Talga Hepburn; seventeen nephews, Todd and Ivan Hepburn,
William and Larry Crane, Devon, Delano and Delmar Hepburn,
Calvin, Carl and Correy Knowles, Conrad Hepburn, Keigan
Culmer, Chaz and Shakeil Hepburn, Jason Nairn and Frank
Hanna; one aunt: Joanne Clarke; one uncle, James Stubbs;
numerous grand nieces and nephews; many other friends
and relatives including, Paula, Sandra, Stephanie, Eleanor, Faye,
Arthur Johnson, Keith and Wendy Armbrister, Dr. Ronald and
Mrs. Patterson, Dr. Lochan and Mrs. Lochan, Lowell Bethel,
Sonya Knowles. Patricia Graham and Elaine Scavella, Arthur
Duncombe. Derek Bennett, Melissa Green, Leona Laing, Debbie
and Ansel Watson, Brian Young, Scan Ferguson, Mario and Tessa
Stubbs, Virgina Stubbs, Wendy Colebrooke, Rudy Hanna, Ms.
Mcqueen, Mr. and Mrs. Percentie. Betry Griffin, James Carey,
Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Taylor, Charles Strachan, Philip Coakley, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson,
Caroline Bango, Donname Rolle, Linda Smith, Estel Ferguson,
Randy Sweeting, Roscoe Srurrup, the Garden Hills family, the
family of Batelco, Governor's Harbour and J.F.K., and St. Mattews
Church, Judy Turnquest, Archdeacon James Palacious and Rev.
Angela Palacious.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians:
#44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
on Friday at the Church in Governor's Harbour from 3:00 p.m.
until service time on Saturday.

Penteritt'i' J3unsrat ^Itmw
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782



Mr. Dudley Nathaniel Gilbert, 78

a resident of Zion Boulevard, will
be held at Our Lady of the Holy
.... Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux
Street, on Saturday at 12:00 noon.
Officiating will be Msgr. Alfred C.
Culmer, Msgr. John Johnson and Fr.
David Cooper, assisted by Rev.
Deacon Peter Rahming and Rev.
Deacon Maxwell Johnson.
.,, l Interment follows in the Catholic
Cemetery, Tyler Street.
Left to cherish his memory are his,
wife, Witlene Gilbert; sons, Dudley
Jr., Ricardo, Mark, Anthanatious (Randy), Andrew; daughters,
Donna Gilbert-Mclean, Debra Gilbert-Bethell, Stacey Gilbert-
Missick (caretaker), Rosylia Gilbert Sister Grace Seymour;
grand children, Sherkeria Moss, Th'suria Moss-Hall, Marcia
Moss-Kelly, Gia-Van Gilbert, Dominique Gilbert,Tamara
Gilbert, Roque Bethell, Sacha Missick, Aisha, Jawanza, Ayanna,
Adewale, Khalil, Xoliswa Gilbert; great grand daughter, Sierra
Jasmine Nairn; sisters-in-law, Teresa Rigby, Elvita Louis, Ena
North; brothers-in-law, Feasel, Basil, and Bradley, Wilfred
Forbes; sons-in-law, Lawrence Bethel, David Mclean;
daughters-in-law, Vernita Gilbert, Claudine Gilbert; nieces and
nephews, Cecil Bosfield, Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cyril and Cheryl
Minnis, Patricia Clarke, Albertha Hall, Luke Seymour, Elvis
Demeritte, Christine Thompson, David Armbrister, Freddie,
Raynard, Dwayne, Tyrone and Willie North, Marcia Bain,
Sheen Archer, Sandra Smith, Antoinette Missick, Jacqueline,
Carolyn and Brian, Venera, Albertha, Juvette, Laverne, Harry
and Jake Rigby, Pamela Douglas.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 3:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and
on Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

Bertrum Robert Minns, 79

a resident of Peardale and formerly of Harts, Exuma, will be
held at First Baptist Church. Market Street South and Coconut'
Grove Ave. on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by other ministers. Interment follows
in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Left to cherish his memory are his 2 daughters, Ivy and Sheila

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007, PAGE 13

Minns; 6 sons, Daniel, Simeon,
Cedric, Police Officer 1566 Nevill,
Nigel and Bertrum Minns; 33 grand
children including, Sheena, Yvette
'Minns, Monique Smith, Bridgette
Rahming, Stephanie Symonette,
Troy Ferguson, Roberto Minns,
Christopher, Charlene, Diago
Minns, Lavareo, Shavonette,
Shantell, Kimberly, Shariena,
Robert Jr., Sonia, Valentino, Tito,
Joanna, Obrien, Leonard Jr.,
Abraham, Shacanna, Trinity,
Gregory Jr., Thorne and Thornishka Minns; 21 great grand
children including, Ivontae and Kamari Minns, RJ, DJ, MJ,
Essence, Kassidy, Justin, Tatianna, Bertrum Jr.; daughters-in-
law, Melissa, Esther, Tasha and Corine Minns; 3 sisters, Emily
Rhodriquez, Merline Smith of Harts, Exuma and Dianne
Malone of Inglewood, California; 2 brothers, Leonard and
Carl Minns of Nassau; 2 brothers-in-law, Gladstone Rolle of
Farmers Hill, Exuma and John Malone of California; 3 sisters-
in-law, Veronica Minns, Laura and Eula Rolle; grand daughters-
in-law, Chandra Minns and Vanessa Ferguson; grand sons-in-
law, Robert Rahming and Dudley Symonette; numerous nieces
and nephews including, Agnes Ferguson, Maxine Curling,
Diane Minns, Joanne Webb, Eula Larrimore, Berthamae Archer,
Patrice and Earnest Minns, Leanna Newbold, Reg Smith,
Carolyn Johnson, Fred Smith, John Rhodriquez, Enith
Deleveaux, Shurman Rhodriquez, Thomas Smith, Cedric Curry,
Vernella Curry, Velthia and Dencil Rolle, Brenda and Winston
Moss, Essen Jackson, TG and Jepther, Qubell Minns, Charles
and Hillard Minns, Bessie Curtis, Margret, Marge and Harriet
Dean, Carl Davis, Jennymae Ferguson. Audrey Bullard, Judy
Smith, Vervelee Smith, Millie Smith, Simeon Smith, Sylvia
Jones, Freddie and Arthur Minns, Marsha and Evelina Minns,
George, Wendell, Michael and Thomas Minns, Cleo, Sparkie
and Leon Minns, Reuben and Phil Wallace; step children,
Verginia Albury, Nerva Reckley, Tasha McKenzie, Andrea
Sands, Sandra Butler, Sherman Davis and Don Rolle; other
relatives and friends including, Gertrude Clarke and family,
Sister Ingraham and family, Isaac Hepburn, the Lloyd family,
the Rolle and Smith families; special friend, Rosemary Swain,
Janet King, Pandora and Yvonne Bannister, Louise and Michael
Young, Stephanie Storr and family, Abraham Rolle and family,
Dianne Kemp and family, Maudline Josey and family, Simeon
Patton and family, the Thurston and Curry families.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street,from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and
on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


!iewrittrz (nnernI ^Pimw
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

Prescola Louise Rolle, 49

a resident of South Beach will be
held at Abundant Life Bible Church,
Abundant Life Road, on Saturday at
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr.
Edward F: Allen. Interment follows
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Prescola's radiant smile and
friendliness will forever glow in the
F hearts of her husband, Edwin R.
Rolle; 2 daughters, Cutell and
Natassia Rolle; 1 son, Natico Rolle;
mother, Henrietta Farquharson;
sisters, Elizabeth Woodside, Cecelia
Brown and Patrice Edgecombe; brothers, Edward, Dion and Pastor
Silvan Farquharson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Farquharson, Sylvia
Bethel, Beatrice Adderley and Margaret Rolle; brothers-in-law,
Bill Hanna, George, Howard and Fletcher Rolle; adopted sisters,
Altamese Harris, Paula Williams and Sabrina Saunders; step-
daughter, Idamae Williams; nieces, Latoya, Nashika and Deandra
Woodside, Dakeishlyn Hanna, Shaquel, Sabriya, Francine
Farquharson, Andrenece Edgecombe, Donna Ferguson, Wendy
Clear, Linda Gaitor, Patricia McDonald, Valencia Moncur, W/Sgt.
Barbara Wright, Earnester Tynes, Theresa Hanna, Sylvia, Crystal,
Jarslyn and Sharnick Rolle and Sharon Mattile; nephews, Lavardo
Greene, Javon Woodside, Devon, Silvan Jr., Simeon and Samuel
Farquharson, Benjamin Scott, Nathan Pearson, Earnest Tynes,
Phillip and Stanford Hanna, Anthony, Keith, Kevin, Andrew,
Harold, Elvis, Beecher, Craig and Ryan Rolle; grand nephews
and Raynor Davis, Levonte Hanna and Derick Russell Jr.; aunts,
Sarah Duncanson, Carolie Wilson and Emerita Davis; uncle,
Emmanuel Johnson; 40 grand nieces and nephews; other family
and friends including, Gloria Lewis and family, Samuel and Leon
Anderson and family, Charles Newry and family, Sheila Rolle
and family, Joyann Gibson and family, Sylvia Rolle and family,
Joan Mackey, Cher Black and family, Shantell Rolle and family,
Mariam Hutchinson and family, Heather Armbrister and family,
Dr. Edward Allen and family, Apostle J. Rodney Roberts and
family, Pastor Fredricka Minus and family, Minister Sarah Ferguson
and family, Constance Richards and family, Virginia Gray and
family, Deaconess Rowena Albury, Mother Cora Rahming and
family, Louise Rolle and family, Thelma Rahming and family,
Emma and family, sister Hanna and family, Abundant Life Church,
Five Porches Deliverance Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Judicial
staff, the Fire Branch RBDF and the Doctors and Staff of Intensive
Care Unit.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Harry Solomon Rolle, 57
,- a resident of #8 Bamboo Cres, Golden
Gates #1 and formerly of Orange
Creek, Cat Island, will be held at
Southland Cathedral Church of God,
Soldier Road, on Saturday at 2:00
p.m. Officiating will be Senior Pastor
Bishop Teuton Stubbs, assisted by
Pastor Bishop Dr. J.J. Stubbs and
Senior Assistant Pastors. Interment
follows in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, JFK Drive.

Left to cherish his memory are his
wife, Corene Rolle; mother-in-law,
Cecelia Dean of Arthur's Town, Cat Island; 3 sons, Police Sargeant
2091 Anthony Rolle, Harry Jr., and Orson Rolle; 2 daughters-in-
law, Patrice and Abigail Rolle; 6 grandsons, Andrico, Donovan,
Harry II, Roshard and Orson Jr.; 5 grand daughters, Atalia, Christin,
Anthonicia, Pat iqua and Orsonique Rolle; 4 brothers, Calvin
Spence Sr., Frank, George and Reevis Rolle; 2 sisters, Ethlyn Rolle
and Fadora Miller; 7 sisters-in-law, Dotlene and Shirla Rolle, Shirla
Spence, Beryl Simmons of Grand Bahama, Flora Dean and Marina
Charlton of Arthurs Town, Cat Island and Wardell Dean; 5 brothers-
in-law, Basil Rolle, Norman, Calvin and Isaac Dean Jr. of Arthurs
Town, Cat Island and Waeney Simmons of Grand Bahama;
numerous nieces including, Janet Butler, Henrietta Richardson,
Karo Forbes, Andrea Hepburn, Sharon and Angela Fowler, Gercle
Miller, Desrean, Patrice, Linda and Karen Rolle, Lynette Lewis,
Kimberley Johnson of Miami, Fla., Mandy Dean of Arthurs Town,
Cat Island, Shannon Roberts, Michelle Jones and Monique Thurston
of Grand Bahama, Karen Bell, Steraka Spence, Navrel Watkins,
Melony, Patrice and Nikera Dean, Denise Austin and Sophia
Marshall; numerous nephews including, Police Inspector Kenton
Rolle, Patrick, Haven, Julian, Corey, Donald and George Rolle Jr.,
Fritz and Calvin Spence Jr., David and Alexander Fowler, Keith
and Charles Miller, Ronald Dean of Arthurs Town, Cat Island,
Calvin Jr., Chris and Norman Dean Jr., Marco and Sheldon Simmons
of Grand Bahama; grand nieces, Penny, Kaynell, Lakera, Waynedell,
Angelique and Terricita; grand nephews, Darvin, Anthlonio, Ruben -
Jr., Ross, Astolin, Adriel, Tino, Shonari, Anthony Jr., Alimar, Jerry,
D'costa and Rashad; other relatives and friends including, Helena
Stubbs, Sutherland Black, Valentino Sears, Ray Minnus Sr., Route
#16A Bus Drivers, the community of Golden Gates #1, The Lot
community in Cat Island, Southland Churcl of God family and
the Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
from 9:00-12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until
service time.

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

Castell Dolerk Wallace, 66

a resident of Button Street,
Pinewood Gardens, will be
held at East Street Gospel
Chapel, #83 East Street
North, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be
Senior Pastor Tom Roberts,
assisted by Pastor Dr. James
Shearer. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
and Spikenard Roads.
Memory will linger in the hearts of his five brothers
Samuel, Fredrick, Nelson, Harry and Foster Wallace;
2 sisters, Roslyn and Maxine; 3 sisters-in-law,
Loretta and Fredricka Wallace and Cynthia Brown,
a brother-in-law, Peter Wallace; 14 nieces, Paul and
Monique Wallace, Joann Johnson, Rebecca Moss,
Portia Smith, Emily Louicmable, Lee Bodie, Rose
Wallace, Janet Hanna, Ashtoretha Farrington (Pinky)
Christine Major, Malika Wallace, Therese Rolle,
Sonice Wallace; 12 nephews, Carl Ferguson,
Vincent, Anthony, Philip, Stanley Jamouir, Oliver,
Wesley, Morgan, Clement, Jamal, and Meiko
Wallace; 47 grandnieces and nephews, Faith
Morrison, Tracy Morrison, Devon and Devron
Patterson, Henthley, Lynden, Lydisha, Lorenzo,
Francine, Genis, Coria, Corinique, Victor, Michelle,
Ebony, Dominiqua, Stanley Jr. Aston, Deangelo,
Jamal, Floyd, Floyreuda, Floydle, James, Jr. Roshan,
Reshan, Petra, Hilton, Steven Fabulous, Bernadette,
Ricardo, Henry, Michelle, Shamikir, Richard, Jarnell,
Vernell, Petra, Devone, Lynell, Travese, Erica,
Tio,ltalia, Zacchues, Trevall, and Crystal, and a
host of other relative and friends including, The
Hepburn family, Murphy family, Edgecombe family,
Lockhart family, Letitis Johnson and family,
Maycock family, Simmons family, Lovell Seymour
and family, Zarro Prince Stubbs and family, Mason's
Addition and McCullough Corner Community,

Centreville Constituency.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 3.00 p.m.-6.00
p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.

Eliza Butler, 91

9a resident of Mary Ingraham
Home, and formerly of
I O'Neils, Long Island, will
be held at All Saints
S' Anglican Church, All Saints
Way, Joan's Height, South
Beach on Thursday at 9:30
a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
J Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell,
S.... assisted by Rev. Fr. Carlton
Turner. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish her memory are her adopted daughter,
Janet Kelly, TCN; Son-in-law: John Kelly; 3 grand
children, John Kelly, Jr., Jonetria (Janae) Kelly and
Jahboa Kelly; sister-in-law, Viola Gardiner; nieces,
Rozena Deal, Joyce Bonaby, Helen Adderley, Synida
Dorsett, Genette Gardiner, Ginger Lakes, Dellarece
Frazer, Bernadette Davis; nephews, Chief
Superintendent of Police Richard Gardiner, Nelson,
Lloyd, Daniel and Eric Gardiner, Timothy Pratt;
other relatives and friends, Deacon Lawrence Butler,
Joanna Butler, Edward Smith, the community of
Simms, Long Island, the community of Laurel
Street, Pinewood Gardens, Theresa McKenzie of
Long Island, Francis McPhee, Delores Pratt, the
Staff of Mary Ingraham Senior Citizens Home.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 1:00 p.m.-6:00
p.m. on Wednesday and on Thursday at the church
from 8:30 a.m. until service time.

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The Venerable
E. Etienne E. Bowleg, Rector

Clergy, Vestry and Members


The Parish Church
of The Most Holy Trinity

Cordially invite you to
Join them as they
Celebrate their
35th Anniversary

Sunday, June 3rd 2007


Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Festal Evensong,
Festival of Praise And
Solemn Benediction

Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens
P. 0. Box N 8696
Nassau, The Bahamas
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My brothers and sisters, it is time for each one of us
to get real, serious and begin to deal with the BUT'S
in our lives, ministries, families, marriages, jobs,
finances, relationships, thinking, attitudes and
speech. Aren't you tired of "BUT" this, "BUT" that,
"BUT" they, "BUT" we, "BUT" when, "BUT" if,
"BUT" why.
So let us deal with the BUT'S in our lives today,
right now. Get your BUT out the way.

* Something that joins different thoughts, seasons,
pictures, actions, attitudes together.
* A positive or negative reaction.
* Your reasoning, conclusion, belief or
* Giving an alternative to what was previously
* It is things that will cause you lose focus, give
up, quit, stop or change direction.
* Strongholds, Curses, weakness, problems,
burdens, struggles in your life.

* It does not matter if you are admired, honourable
or well respected. You have But's.
* It does not matter if you are a vessel of God.
You have But's
* Accept that you have some BUT'S. 2 Kings 5:1
* God will always send help. 2 Kings 5:3,8
* Your status will not help you through your
2 Kings 5:9,12
* Stay humble before God. 2 Kings 5:13-14

"Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I confess right
now, and realize that I am a sinner. I repent of all
my sins. I change my heart, my mind, my direction
and I turn toward Jesus Christ. I confess with my
mouth that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead,
and I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is alive
and operates in my life. I thank you Lord that I am
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PG 18 Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Tribune

The Tribune


'God Is Not Great: How

Religion Poisons Everything'

Atheist writer's book reaching top of the bestseller list

AP Religion Writer

(AP) The time for polite debate
is over. Militant, atheist writers are
making an all-out assault on religious
faith and reaching the top of the best-
seller list, a sign of widespread
resentment over the influence of reli-
gion in the world among non-believ-
Christopher Hitchens' book, "God
Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons
Everything," has sold briskly ever
since it was published last month,
and his debates with clergy are draw-
ing crowds at every stop.
Sam Harris was a little-known
graduate student until he wrote the
phenomenally successful "The End
of Faith" and its follow-up, "Letter
to a Christian Nation." Richard
Dawkins' "The God Delusion" and
Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the
Spell: Religion as a Natural
Phenomenon" struck similar themes
and sold.
"There is something like a change
in the Zeitgeist," Hitchens said, not-
ing that sales of his latest book far
outnumber those for his earlier work
that had challenged faith.
"There are a lot of people, in this
country in particular, who are fed up
with endless lectures by bogus clerics
and endless bullying."
Richard Mouw, president of Fuller
Theological Seminary, a prominent
evangelical school in Pasadena,
California, said the books' success
reflect a new vehemence in the athe-
ist critique.
"I don't believe in conspiracy theo-
ries," Mouw said, "but it's almost like
they all had a meeting and said,
'Let's counter-attack.'"
The war metaphor is apt. The writ-
ers see themselves in a battle for rea-
son in a world crippled by supersti-
tion. In their view, Muslim extrem-
ists, Jewish settlers and Christian
right activists are from the same
mould, using fairy tales posing as
divine scripture to justify their lust

* CHRISTOPHER Hitchens speaks during a debate on Iraq and the foreign
policies of the United States and Britain, in this September 14, 2005, efie
photo, in New York. Christopher Hitchens' book, "God Is Not Great: How
Religion Poisons Everything," climbed to the best-seller lists soon after it was
published last month, and his debates with clergy are drawing crowds at every

for power. Bad behaviour in the
name of religion is behind some of
the most dangerous global conflicts
and the terrorist attacks in the US,
London and Madrid, the atheists say.
As Hitchens puts it: "Religion
The Rev Douglas Wilson, senior
fellow in theology at New Saint
Andrew's College, a Christian school
in Moscow, Idaho, sees the books as
a sign of secular panic. Non-believers
are finally realising that, contrary to
what they were taught in college,
faith is not dead, he says.
Signs of believers' political and cul-
tural might abound.
Religious challenges to teaching
evolution are still having an impact,
80 years after the infamous Scopes
"Monkey" trial. The dramatic
growth in homeschooling and private
Christian schools is raising questions
about the future of public education.
Religious leaders have succeeded in

(AP Photo: Chad Rachman)

putting some limits on stem-cell
And the recent US Supreme Court
decision upholding a national ban on
a procedure critics call "partial-birth
abortion" the first federal curbs on
an abortion procedure in a genera-
tion came after decades of religious
lobbying for conservative justices.
"It sort of dawned on the secular
establishment that they might lose
here," said Wilson, who is debating
Hitchens on christianitytoday.com
and has written the book "Letter
from a Christian Citizen" in response
to Harris. "All of this is happening
precisely because there's a significant
force that they have to deal with."
Indeed, believers far outrfumber
non-believers in America. In an 2005
AP-Ipsos poll on religion, only two
per cent of US respondents said they
did not believe in God. Other sur-
veys concluded that 14 per cent of
Americans consider themselves secu-

lar, a term that can include believers
who say they have no religion.
Some say liberal outrage over the
policies of President Bush is partly
fuelling sales, even though Hitchens
famously supported the invasion of
To those Americans, the nation's
born-again president is the No 1 rep-
resentative of the religious right
activists who helped put him in
office. Bush's critics see his Christian
faith behind some of his worst deci-
sions and his stubborn defence of the
war in Iraq.
"There is this general sense that
evangelicals have really gained a lot
of power in the United States and the
Bush administration seems to repre-
sent that in some significant ways,"
said Christian Smith, a sociologist of
religion at the University of Notre
Dame. "A certain group of people
sees it that way and that's really dis-
Mouw said conservative Christians
are partly to blame for the backlash.
The rhetoric of some evangelical
leaders has been so strident, they
have invited the rebuke, the semi-
nary president said.
"We have done a terrible job of
presenting our perspective as a plau-
sible world view that has implications
for public life and for education, pre-
senting that in a way that is sensitive
to the concerns of people who may
disagree," he said. "Whatever may
be wrong with Christopher Hitchens'
attacks on religious leaders, we have
certainly already matched it in our
Given the popularity of the anti-
religion books so far, publishers are
expected to roll out even more in the
future. Lynn Garrett, senior religion
editor for Publishers Weekly, says
religion has been one of the fastest-
growing categories in publishing in
the last 15 years, and the rise of
books by atheists is "the flip-side of
"It was just the time," she said, "for
the atheists to take the gloves off."

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Pope meets parents of

missing British girl

* By DANIELA PETROFF r J .. -- "!i; 1
Associated Press Writer -' ...

held the hands of the parents of four-year-old
Madeleine McCann on Wednesday, blessing them
and a photo of the girl as they asked for prayers
for their daughter who disappeared while on a
family vacation in Portugal.
The pope spoke with the parents, each dressed
in dark suits, as he greeted dignitaries seated in
the front ,ow during his weekly general audience
in St Peter's Square.
"He was very kind, very sincere." Kate McCann
told a news conference. She said Benedict assured
them that he would "continue to pray for
Madeleine's safe return."
"lt was more personal than I ever could have
imagined," said Gerry McCann. adding that
Benedict immediately recognized Madeleine's
"His touch and thoughts and words were more
tender than we could have hoped and that will
sustain us during this most difficult time." he said.
The Vatican had readily accepted the British
couple s request to meet with the pope, as they
press their campaign to publicize their daughter s
disappearance. Devout Catholics, they recently
prayed at the pilgrimage site in Fatima, Portugal,
for her safe return.
The couple also outlined plans in the hunt for
their daughter, saying they would travel to Spain,
Germany and the Netherlands countries that
send many tourists to the vacation area in
Gerry McCann brought a poster of his missing
daughter, which has been widely distributed, to
the news conference at the residence of the
British ambassador to the Vatican. He said the
family was asking people going on holiday to put
up the posters to further publicize the disappear-
He said he was grateful for the outpouring of
solidarity. "One evil act seems to be generating so
much good," he said.
"Obviously we have very mixed emotions about
being here, and of course why we are here," Gerry
McCann said as he arrived in St Peter's Square.
"In normal circumstances it would be one of the
most exciting things we could do in our own life-
times, but very much on our minds is the fact that
we are here without Madeleine."
A Vatican spokesman, the Rev Ciro
Benedettini, said British Cardinal Cormac
Murphy-O'Connor had requested the McCanns'
meeting with the pope.
"We are talking about a family drama that has
touched world public opinion. It could not but
touch the Holy Father, especially since these peo-
ple are Catholics," Benedettini said.
"The Holy Father is considered the father of all.
therefore he was personally touched as a father."

* IN this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI bless-
es a photograph of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann as her mother Kate McCann (right), touch-
es his hands during his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 30,
2007. The pope spoke a few words with the parents, and blessed them and the photograph as he greeted
dignitaries in the front row during his audience. Madeleine went missing on May 3, 2007 while vacation-
ing with her family in Portugal.

the spokesman said.
Madeleine McCann disappeared May 3 when
her parents left her and her two-year-old twin sib-
lings alone in their hotel room while they went to
a restaurant in their hotel complex in Praia da
Luz, a resort town in Portugal's Algarve region.
Gerry and Kate McCann have said they won't

(AP rnoto: L'usservatore Romano)

return to Britain without their daughter.
Kate McCann is traveling with a pink stuffed
animal Cuddle Cat that her daughter took to
bed with her every night.
"We have no plans to go back to the UK at the
moment. I can't even think about that now, to be
honest." she said.

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RELIGION the Tribune

Roman Catholic Church

isn't responsible if individual

priests commit sexual abuse

ROME (AP) The Roman
Catholic Church is not responsible if
individual priests commit sexual
abuse, a senior official of the influen-
tial Italian bishops' conference said
In sharp contrast to the Catholic
Church in the United States, the
church in Italy has been largely
unscathed by clergy sex abuse cases,
although there have been some iso-
lated allegations.
"The church cannot be guilty of a
crime committed by an individual,"
Monsignor Giuseppe Betori, secre-
tary-general of the Italian bishops'
conference, told reporters during a
meeting of the nation's bishops in
"It's not the diocese who reimburs-
es the victim, it is the priest who pays
damages for an act," Betori said.
A priest in Sicily was recently sen-
tenced in a plea bargain to 2 1/2 years
in prison for sexual abuse of a young
former seminarian, according to
Italian media.
The local diocese paid damages to
the young man, but terms of the set-
tlement were kept secret as part of an
agreement between both sides, the
Italian media said.
Originally, the diocese in Sicily had
sought damages from the victim,
claiming the victim had hurt the local
church's image and prestige, the
Italian news agency AGI reported.
Betori insisted, however, that the
church "isn't distant from victims and
their families, and does not stand still
in terms of prevention of such grave
In the United States, settlements
with victims and other abuse-related
expenses have cost dioceses more
than $1.5 billion since 1950, accord-
ing to public reports and studies com-
missioned by the U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops.

Rev Bob Edgar named head
of national advocacy group
NEW YORK (AP) The outgo-
ing leader of the National Council of
Churches, the Rev. Bob Edgar, has

been named head of Common
Cause, a national advocacy group
based in Washington.
Edgar, 63, had said in October that
he would not seek a third term as
general secretary of the ecumenical
and humanitarian group, which rep-
resents mainline Protestants,
Orthodox and Anglican churches
with millions of members.

The national governing board of
Common Cause announced Tuesday
it had elected Edgar president and
chief executive officer, to succeed
Chellie Pingree, who stepped down
in February.
. Edgar is a former Democratic con-
gressman who represented the 7th
Congressional District of
Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1987.
He served for 10 years as president
of the Claremont School of Theology
in Southern California before taking
the top post at the National Council
of Churches in 2000, where he led a
successful effort to resolve a financial
crisis at the organization.
Edgar has served on Common
Cause's national governing board
since 2005. As CEO of the group, he
will oversee advocacy for campaign
finance and election reform, among
other activities.
Edgar is working with both groups
to plan the transition to this new job.
The church council's governing
board has appointed a search com-
mittee to name Edgar's successor as
general secretary.

Survey: Catholic awareness of
child protection plan low
Roman Catholics are not aware of
the child protection policies enacted
in their dioceses in response to the
clergy sex abuse crisis, a new survey
has found.
About 45 percent of respondents
knew that dioceses were expected to
report abuse claims to civil authori-
ties and knew that dioceses were sup-

posed to bar credibly accused priests
from any church work, according to
the poll conducted for the Center for
Applied Research in the Apostolate.
But only one-third of respondents
knew that their dioceses were
required to provide counseling and
other support to victims, and only 15
percent knew that dioceses were
reporting annually to the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops on
their adherence to the policies.
American bishops adopted the
reforms five years ago in Dallas
under enormous public pressure. The
abuse crisis erupted in 2002 over the
case of one predatory priest in the
Archdiocese of Boston and spread to
every U.S. diocese and beyond.
In the CARA poll, about 60 per-
cent of respondents said they were
now "somewhat" or "very" satisfied
with the leadership of the U.S.
church in general.
The survey of 1,048 self-identified
adult Catholics was conducted Feb.
21 to March 5 and has a margin of
error of plus or minus 3 percentage

Southern Baptist mission agency
softens prayer policy
Southern Baptist International
Mission Board has taken a small step
back from its controversial ban on
appointing missionaries who use a
"private prayer language," or speak
in tongues in private.
Mission board trustees, meeting
May 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo., voted
overwhelmingly to turn the policies
into guidelines instead.
The board is still discouraging the
use of private prayer language, but
an attorney for the agency, Matt
Bristol, said adopting the term
"guideline" means that the provi-
sions "will be applied with a degree
of flexibility" considering the circum-
stances of each candidate.
The trustees had adopted the poli-
cy in November 2005 out of concern
about the growing popularity of
Pentecostal practices, including glos-

solalia, by Christians overseas and at
Baptists and other Christians dis-
agree over whether "baptism in the
Holy Spirit," accompanied by speak-
ing in tongues, ended with the apos-
tolic period or continues today.
Still, some Southern Baptist lead-
ers had protested the mission board's
policy, saying the use of private
prayer language should not be a test
for potential missionaries.
Previously, missionaries had been
barred from speaking in tongues
publicly, but their private prayer was
not monitored.

U.N. allows Serb Orthodox church
in Kosovo to build protective wall
PRISTINE, Serbia (AP) The
United Nations mission in Kosovo
has ruled that Serbian Orthodox offi-
cials can continue building a protec-
tive wall around a church that serves
as its local seat.
The executive order, issued by
Kosovo's top U.N. official Joachim
Ruecker, overturned a decision by
local officials in the western town of
Pec. It will stay in force until the dis-
putes are resolved, said U.N.
spokesman Alexander Ivanko.
The Patriarchate of Pec claims it
needs the wall to protect the church,
as well as the nuns and monks inside,
located in an ethnic Albanian area.
Kosovo was the seat of the
medieval Serbian state and the
Serbian Orthodox Church. The Serbs
cherish it as the cradle of their histo-
ry and culture but the province's eth-
nic Albanians want it to be inde-
Most of the Serb Orthodox church-
es in the province are guarded by
NATO peacekeepers after they were
targeted in ethnic attacks when
Kosovo was placed under U.N. rule
following Serb forces' crackdown on
ethnic Albanians.
A U.N. plan that recommends
internationally supervised independ-
ence for Kosovo would also establish
protective zones around more than
40 key religious and cultural sites.

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* MINNESOTA attorney Jeffrey R Anderson (centre), wipes a tear from his eye as Peggy Hough (left), and Keith Laarveld describe their lives of living with
the knowledge of being abused by clergy, during a news conference in Chicago, Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Anderson, who represents Hough, Laarveld and 12
other alleged victims, announced a $6.65 million settlement Tuesday with the Chicago Archdiocese. The settlement covers lawsuits filed against 12 current and
former priests.
(AP Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast)

Archdiocese pays $6.65m to settle

14 Catholic priest abuse claims

Associated Press

Archdiocese of Chicago paid
$6.65 million to settle claims
made by 14 people who say
they were abused by
Catholic priests, the church
and plaintiffs' attorneys said
The settlements were
reached between March
2006 and March 2007 and
cover lawsuits filed against
12 current and former priests
for abuse that allegedly
occurred from the 1960s to
the early 1990s, attorney

Jeffrey Anderson said.
All of the priests named in
the settlements have been
removed from public min-
istry or are deceased, said
Susan Burritt, archdiocese's
media relations director. She
said the archdiocese tradi-
tionally has paid settlements
with insurance monev or hy
selling unused real estate
Three of the priests -
Vincent McCaffrev. Norbert
Maday and Robert Mayer --
have been convicted on sex-
related charges.
"The bad news is there's
still more work to be done."
Anderson said. His legal
team represents between 12

and 15 more victims whose
cases have not yet been set-
tied or mediated.
At a news conference
Tuesday, Keith Laarveld. 33.
said McCaffiev abused him
for about four \ears. bein-
ning when Laarveld was
eighl years ord. He said he
kept the ahtisc secrel until
about four \';l'rs ago. when
he told his vNte and parents.
Lawyers declined to disclose
the A11imount of his settlement.
Laarveld and his mother.
Kathy, tearfully said they'
decided to share their story
in the hopes that other vic-
tims will find the courage to
speak up.

"I'm very proud of him
that he's willing to come for-
ward like this to help oth-
ers." Kathy Laarveld said.
Elsewhere, the
Archdiocese of St. Louis is
suing a law firm that handles
clergI sex abuse cases. claim-
ing it is improperly circulat-
int confidential documents
related to eight current or
former priests.
The archdiocese filed suit
Ma\ I I against the firm
('hickes. C(arlson. Spritzer
and G(hio. claiming its
lawyers shared personnel
and medical documents with
third parties. including a
reporter for The St Louis

Post-Dispatch. The suit
seeks to prohibit the law firm
from such disclosures.
A phone call to the Post-
Dispatch's editor was not
immediately returned.
Lawyer Ken Chackes said
documents received from the
archdiocese were obtained
by court orders which did not
require la vwyers to maintain
confidentialitil\. except for
medical records. He said set-
lemenits reached in the cases
did not have confidentiality\

Associated Press writer
Betsy Taylor in St Louis
contributed to this report.





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The Tribune

'The Spirit is in each

and eve

one of us'

C The Spirit is in each
and every one of us"
was the critical point of
the sermon delivered by Rev
Fr Kirkland Russell, assistant
curate at St George's
Anglican Church during the
9am celebration of the feast
of Pentecost, a youth service
filled with colour, music and
As members of the parish
entered the Valley Church
they were surprised to find
the edifice darkened in antici-
pation of the liturgy that was
to come. Members stood as
the procession entered the
church and the ministers, clad
in Easter colours of gold and
white, proceeded to the bap-
tismal font for the first act of
the service, the renewal of
baptismal vows.
This act recalled the tradi-
tion of baptising new converts
to Christianity during this
special time of the church's
After renewing their vows
Rector of the parish, Rev Fr
Kingsley Knowles walked
throughout the church bless-
ing the people with Holy
Water. The service then
moved to the solemn
Pentecost procession.
While the "Veni Creator"
was chanted by the people,
ministers retired to the sac-
risty and changed from gold
vestments to red vestments,
symbolising the Holy Spirit.
The people sang the litany to
the Holy Spirit during the
procession, consisting of
choir, lay readers and children
of the Sunday School waving
streamers of red, yellow and
At the conclusion of the
procession the service moved
to the Ministry of the Word
Bells around the altar as well
as the organ zimbelstern and
the church's tower bell rang
out during the singing of the
Gospel as the lights in the
church were turned on to sig-
nal the beginning of the cele-
bration of the birthday of the
Members were then able to

see how beautifully the
church had been decorated
with altar linen, flowers,
streamers and balloons in the
spirit colours of red. organe,
yellow and gold.
Readings for the day were
taken from Genesis and Acts
which spoke to the day of
Pentecost and Holy Spirit's
manifestation upon the apos-
tles in different languages
were read to emphasis the
importance of this manifesta-
tion. To the bewilderment of
children who sat nearby,
parishioners Kandra
Knowles, Melissa Munnings
and Adrian Archer read the
lessons in Spanish. French
and Italian respectively and
simultaneously, followed by
the English translation.
However, the highlight of
the Ministry of the Word were
presentations by Sunday
school teacher Michelle
Robinson and assistant
curate, Fr Russell. Each used
interactive methods to
emphasise the points of their
presentation, Mrs Robinson
on the symbols of the church
and Fr Russell on Pentecost
and its implications for the
people of God.
The children giggled with
delight when Fr Russell used
helium to change his voice,
matches, lighted candles, bal-
loons and also showered them
with confetti to show the
spreading of the Holy Spirit.
As the service moved to
communion and its conclu-
sion the children would make
one last connection to the
spreading of the Holy Spirit.
After their traditional bless-
ing they left the church build-
ing and symbolically began
spreading the message by
attaching balloons and
streamers to each car parked
near the church.
Members then celebrated
the church's birthday in the
traditional form, the children
sang "Happy Birthday dear
church" and a huge birthday
cake, baked for the occasion.
was cut and served to each
person along with red punch.

* FIRST at the church's birthday cake were St George's clerics Rev Dr Roland Hamilton,
Fr Kingsley Knowles and Fr Kirkland Russell


* "DO you have the Holy Spirit?" was the question which prompted
this raised hand response by the children.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 PG 23

Church 'being viewed as get-

rich-quick establishment'

CHURCH, from 24

grandfather, King Saul,
Mephibosheth's life was
drastically changed. He went
from living in the king's
palace to living in a roach
motel in Lo-debar a pas-
tureless place in the land of
the Philistines a place
worse than Israel's lowest
We've got lots of modem
day Mephibosheths who are
lame in many areas of their
lives: spiritually, physically,
financially, emotionally, etc.
Despite the fact that our
King of Kings, Yeshuwa
Messiah, Jesus Christ, came
and ransomed us from the
Lo-debar lifestyle and mind-
set, after which He declared
in John 19:30, "It is finished"
Yeshuwa paid the ultimate
price for us to live the
Kingdom life, the prosper-
ous life, the good life; life
with an advantage, (Zoe) the
God kind of life.
In the b-part of John 10:10
Yeshuwa said: "I am come
that they might have life,
and that they might have it
more abundantly."
The word abundantly in
the Greek is: Perissos, per-is-
sos'; and it has several mean-
superabundant (in quan-
tity) or superior (in quality)

pre-eminence -
exceeding abundantly
above, more abundantly
very highly
beyond measure

Many well-meaning
Christians are liv-
ing beneath their
God ordained privileges due
to a great lack of knowledge
and the holding fast to their
religion, tradition and the
erroneous teachings of their
old wine skin religious lead-
Then there are some
upcoming young leaders,
who are operating in a spirit
of arrogance and pride as a
result of the spiritual nurtur-
ing they've received.
Religion and tradition has
taught us for generations
that the thief Yeshuwa men-
tioned in John 10:10 is the
devil/Satan himself but, to
the contrary, he was speak-
ing of those wicked religious
leaders who came before
Him that were robbing and
abusing God's people and
causing them to live beneath
their privilege.
If we really study the
scriptures we will find that in
verse 8 of John 10, Yeshuwa
said that "All that ever came
before me are thieves and
robbers: but the sheep did


"...The church is now being
viewed as a get-rich-quick
establishment where these
thieves and robbers have set
themselves up as bishops,
apostles and pastors as
they've studied the word
of God with ulterior motives
and hidden agendas. They're
good at quoting scriptures
and prophet-lying in the
name of God. Yes! They do
know the word of God; but
they don't know/have a true
relationship with the God
of the word."
Pastor Matthew Allen

not hear them."
There are yet still thieves
and robbers in the pulpits of
the church today who are
assisting the enemy in one
form or another as they are
abusing (spiritually, finan-
cially, sexually, etc) the
The church is now being
viewed as a get-rich-quick
establishment where these
thieves and robbers have set
themselves up as bishops,
apostles and pastors as
they've studied the word of
God with ulterior motives
and hidden agendas.
They're good at quoting
scriptures and prophet-lying
in the name of God. Yes!
They do know the word of
God; but they don't
know/have a true relation-
ship with the God of the

Matthew 7:21-23
: 21 Not every one that
saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is
in heaven.
: 22 Many will say to me
in that day, Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in thy
name? And in thy name have
cast out devils? And in thy
name done many wonderful
: 23 And then will Ipro-

fess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that
work iniquity.

Only a lazy, religious, spir-
itually dead person would
continue to live as
Mephibosheth when Father
Yahweh has provide the
abundant life for them
through His Son Yeshuwa
As a result of the igno-
rance and spiritual decay of
most persons in the body of
Christ, these thieves that
Yeshuwa spoke of in John
10:10, are constantly abusing
the sheepfold.
If you happen to be like
Mephibosheth and find
yourself in the state of Lo-
debar, I've got some good
news for you. It's your time
to walk in the FOG (Favour
of God). I want to pray with
and for you.
Join Pastor Brendalee
and I along with the family
of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center
International every Sunday
morning at 10.30am and
Thursday Nights at 7.30pm at
the Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Auditorium for
more of God's powerful
word. For questions or com-
ments contact us via e-
m or Tel 351-7368 or 441-

same age, they may have attended
the same school for a while. They
may be around the same height and
similar in size. What is really the dif-
ference? It is not so much on the
outside as it is on the inside.
The one who wants to serve God,
and teach others how to do this, who
knows that without Jesus Christ he is
nothing, but that with the Lord he is
worth all the riches in this world and
more, this one is like God on the
inside. He has the power of the Holy
Spirit directing his decisions. He has
learned how to love and be loved.

What is there left for you to learn?
Have you found a peace that passes
all understanding when you wait
upon the Lord? Have you found a
love that goes to the cross for you so
that you need never feel unwanted
or unloved ever again? Have you felt
a.joy that is higher than all the sub-
stance highs put together? Have you
sat in the darkness of suffering and
sensed the presence of God suffering
with you and calling you to a new
level of living in the Spirit? Have
you discovered the delight that
comes when you give money to a

cause and
know that
you have
made the
world a
you spo-
ken words
of forgive-
served for- 0 PALACIOUS
gone the extra mile without being

asked, helped someone who was
down and out? Have you learned to
be content with a little or with
much? Have you learnt that life gets
shorter as time goes on and only
things done for God really last?
Have you learnt that there is always
something else to learn from life
about life?
You cannot make anyone change,
but you can live in such a way as to
influence decisions made, if the per-
son is open to change. You can
become a living lesson of how to get
some things right, how to correct
mistakes, how to trust God with all
your heart and love your neighbour
as you love yourself.

More Pentecost lessons

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

* Pope meets parents of
missing British girl -19




HAVE you ever met a
young man who has decid-
ed that the point of living
is to smoke dope and play
basketball all day, allowing
various women or family
members to support him?
He thinks that hard work
is a waste of time. He has
no ambition to contribute
anything. One day he will
discover that his life had
great potential, but he
never found the key of
faith that opened his heart
to the true love of Jesus
Christ, and the door to a
larger life.
Have you ever met a
young man who has a
heart for helping young
people to find acceptance
and affection in the
church? This is a person
who spends his own money
when money runs short,
whose night is spent on the
phone counselling a fright-
ened teenager if need be,
who handles the young
women with respect and
the young men with decen-
cy and decorum. Faithful,
dedicated and consistently
caring, he gives of his best
to bring out their best.
One day he will look with
pride at these young peo-
ple who have flourished
and are now doing the
same for the younger gen-
What is the difference
between these two young
men? They are both the


Church 'being viewed as get-

rich-quick establishment'

Psalm 9:5 Then King David sent,
and fetched him out of the house of
Machir, the son of Ammiel, from
ow wonderful it is to find
favour with the King. Due to
the covenant King David
established beforehand with his father,
Jonathan, Mephibosheth was able to

"There are yet still thieves
and robbers in the pulpits
of the church today who are
assisting the enemy in one form
or another as they are abusing
(spiritually, financially, sexually,
etc) the sheepfold..."
Matthew AUlen

* LAY reader Arthur Taylor (right) with Fr
Kinsgley Knowles, rector of St George's Anglican

experience the favour of the King.
As a child, some five years old, flee-
ing for his life, he fell out of the hands
of his nurse/care-taker, which left him
lame in his feet. Before then he lived in
a palace where he ate the very best of
food and wore the finest cloths; there
was nothing lacking, nothing missing
and nothing broken in his life.
After the death of Jonathan and his

See CHURCH, Page 23

THE parish family of St
George this past week con-
gratulated one of its sons as
he celebrated 20 years as an
active lay reader in the
Anglican Church in The
It was during the 1987
patronal festival celebrations
at the Church of The
Ascension, in Lucaya, Grand
Bahama, that Arthur Taylor,
a young man from the Valley,
working in Grand Bahama,
along with Spurgeon Smith
and Nick Storr, received their
certificates of appointment
from Bishop Michael Eldon
to serve as a licensed lay read-
ers in the diocese.
His 20-year tenure as a lay
reader has seen him serve the
parishes of Ascension and St
George's under the rectorship
of Canons Eric Sam. Dudley
Strachan, Basil Tynes and

now Fr Kingsley Knowles.
"The ministry of the lay
reader has always been an
important one in our dio-
cese," said Fr Knowles in con-
gratulating Arthur.
"We pray that God contin-
ues to bless you in this impor-
tant work."
In addition to his lay lead-
ership Arthur has served as a
youth leader both in the dio-
cese and in the community.
He has served as a member of
the Guild of St Ambrose,
Christian Youth Movement,
Anglican Young Adults, St
George's Boys Club, St
George's soccer team and has
played held prominent posi-
tions in the Bahamas Scout
More recently he served as
a special assistant to Bishop
Michael Eldon prior to his ill-

Anglican lay reader of

20 years congratulated

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