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MP threatens media freedom

Philip Davis suggests

punitive action should

be taken against

'biased' media outlets

Tribune Staff Reporter
PHILIP Davis, the PLP MP
for Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador, threatened the
freedom of the Bahamian
media when he suggested in
the House of Assembly yes-
terday that punitive action
should be taken against
"biased" media outlets by
withholding government
Mr Davis, though not men-
tioning The Tribune by name,.
appeared to lash out at the
paper and its managing
editor regarding his
analysis of the last PLP gov-
"There are elements in the
Bahamian media that have
become extremely compro-
mised, which show at every
turn, their partisanship," he
"For almost two years prior
to this past general election,
Mr Speaker, one of the daily
newspapers made it their aim
and objective every Monday
morning to advocate stories
designed to give a negative
slant to the actions of govern-
ment and to the interests asso-
ciated with the government."
"I believe that these
assaults, which I would term
media blitz, went a long way
in focusing public opinion and

creating a sense of the nega-
tive with respect to the
Christie administration," he
"Why should public funds
be given to the media that fails
to provide balanced report-
ing," he said.
"If you are going to spend
public funds, there ought to
be in place a provision that
that media outlet ought to at
least print the other side. Or at
least let both sides be print-
ed," he said.
Desmond Bannister, minis-
ter of state for legal affairs
strongly objected to Mr
Davis's argument, asking him
to clarify his remarks, stating,
"that is a very dangerous
statement, and it sounds as
though you're speaking of
something that takes us back
to the kind of totalitarian soci-
ety that the Bahamas does not
want to be a part of."
Mr Bannister also raised the
question as to whether or not
it is proper, in a democratic
society, for the executive to
determine who is, or is not
fair, and balanced in the free
To this Mr Davis responded
that who makes the decision is
merely "procedural", adding
that a "commission" could
possibly be set up to deter-
SEE page eight

Tribune Freeport
Bahama police are questioning
several persons in connection
with the brutal murder of
Freeport businessman Kon-
stantinos "Konky" Vardaoulis,
the son of a prominent Grand
Bahama resident.
According to reliable sources.
a male resident of New Provi-
dence was flown to Freeport on
Monday, after being taken into
custody by police officials in
Nassau on Sunday.
Police here in Freeport have
also taken several persons,
including an entire family, on
Grand Bahama in custody for
Konstantinos Vardaoulis, 31,
operator of Grand Bahama
Food Company and the Chick-
en Farm, was gunned down and
killed outside his home at
SEE page eight

Tribune Staff Reporter
THERE has been a temporary "relaxation" of the rule requiring
all U.S. citizens flying to the Bahamas to travel with a passport, due
to a "record breaking" number of applications.
The rule in force since January 23 of this year required U.S.
citizens travelling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermu-
da to present a passport if they wished to travel to and from these
destinations, where previously they were free to do so using other
forms of ID.
With the official title of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initia-
tive (WHTI) mandated by Congress to improve border securi-
ty the rule struck fear in the hearts of tourism industry analysts
who made ominous predictions about its impact on tourism-depen-
dent economies such as the Bahamas.
However yesterday, just under five months on, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Homeland Security issued a release announcing that due
to a massive backlog of applications potentially ruining the
travel plans of thousands of Americans a concession has been
Nonetheless. Bahamian tourism along with US State Department
officials have stressed that the rule is still very much a priority, and
has not been dropped only rendered temporarily "flexible"
while authorities get their house in order.
The new flexibility means that from now until September 30
U.S. citizens with travel plans for the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada
or Bermuda, who have applied for a passport but not yet received
it. can enter and leave the United States with government-issued
photo identification provided they can provide a State Depart-
SEE page eight

d, Rum Man questioned
p Davis in 0n et
day.incn eto
Clarke/ with two murders
e staff) m
Tribune Staff Reporter
from Carmichael Road is being
held for questioning in connec-
tion with the murder of two
individuals, a male and a
female, whose slain bodies were
discovered on the grounds of a
Cowpen Road farm yesterday,
police have confirmed.
SThe two victims became the
34th and 35th homicides for the
year. The woman, named by
police as Denise Clarke of Mar-
ket Street, aged 42, was found
early Thursday morning sub-
merged inside a truck which was
tipped on its side in the shallow
waters of Bonefish National
Pond. The pond is located at
the end of a. long dirt track
which leads through' a-field
beyond the farm buildings. Thle
victim had bruises on her face
and her upper body was bound
with a sheet.
Later, a male, named by
police as Livingston Johnson,
also 42, from Cowpen Road, fit-
ting the description of a resi-
dent of the farm and accord-
ing to a farmer on location,
thought to be the owner of the
yyck in which the woman's
dead body was found was
detected by a police sniffer dog
inside an unfinished building
about a quarter of a mile across
the farm from the first victim.
He had been brutally stabbed,
receiving multiple chest
Police encouraged anyone
who may have seen or heard
anything unusual in that area
,,to contact the Central Detec-
tive Unit at 502-9991.

Neymour accuses former Official decision
*emu onesforerPLP fire iman
minister of approving land on PP fire may
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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST approved the swap of
Tribune Staff Reporter acres of "reclaimed swa
land" near the end of the I
MINISTER of State for Util- den Pindling International
ities Phenton Neymour accused port \\ ith 10 acres of Water
former Works and Utilities Sewerage's "prime land" in
Minister Bradley Roberts of Perpall Track area.
approving the swap of non- "The Water and Sewer
equitable land from a govern- has no need for this reclaim
ment corporation to Arawak swamp land." Mr Neym
Homes a company on which said.
he once sat as a director. "So why was this land, th:
FNM members of parliament designated not to be used,
remarked that luckily they is given to the Water and S
arrived "just in time" to stop rage Corporation (WS
the deal, drawing some laugh- while prime land, that couk
ter from PLP MP for St used for financial gain is ta
Thomas More Frank Smith. awa, from the WSC?
Mr Smith is the son-in-law Speaker only one group is
of PLP financier, businessman to gain Arawak Homes,'
and Arawak Homes chairman told the House.
Franklyn Wilson. Mr Smith is IlHo\we er Mi Roberts I
also employed at Sunshine denied the accusations a
Finance Ltd. another compa- explained that it was WSC t
ny on which Mr Wilson sits as asked to swap the land --
chairman, him.
Mr Neymour, who was Mr Roberts. who relii
addressing the House of from frontline politics bet
Assembly with his communi- the last eneril election, s
cation on the Budget debate,
said that Mr Roberts had SEE page eight

at is

Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS will have to
wait up to a week or possibly
more before learning the official
decision about what caused the
PLP headquarters to catch fire
last weekend.
This was one of the few reve-
lations made by invited Flori-
da investigators yesterday,
hours before they were due to
fly out of the country.
At a press conference held at
police headquarters, detective
Ryan Gustin from Broward
County Sheriff's Department
and aggravated felonies detec-
tive Alfredo Alvalos would not
venture to say what they
thought was likely to have ,h.cn
behind the fires.
This came despite slat-:ent,
by Director of Fir'.: S' ;-, ics
Chief Supt Jeffery Delaux ,.
indicating Bahamian .,tihoii-
ties were "leaning toward," ,1-
SEE page eight


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Several questioned Temporary 'relaxation'
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Tribune Staff Reporter
in the House yesterday when
the MP for Yamacraw insinu-
ated that Zhivargo Laing, the
minister of state for finance,
may have unknowingly mis-
led parliament regarding his
declaration that the FNM has
increased funding for the
urban renewal programme -
a remark Mrs Griffin was ulti-
mately forced to withdraw by
the Speaker.
SMrs Griffin, who is the
PLP's shadow minister for
social development, said that
to avoid having to seek con-
tingency funding for urban
renewal, the draft budget by
the ministry of social services,
where she was minister,
requested $4.6 million to fund
the programme, of which $4.4
million of that number was for
personal emoluments that
is, salaries and compensation.
Mr Laing noted in his bud-
get presentation that the FNM
government has increased the
amount of funding in this
year's budget, as compared to
the PLP in the last budget,
from $3.07 million to $3.78
The amount, nearly $1 mil-

lion less in funding, versus
what was requested in the
draft budget, Ms Griffin said,
reveals that the government
has the intention of ending the
"I don't know of anybody
that cuts personal emoluments
that drastically," she said.
"Not unless you intend to
scrap a programme or phase it


* MINISTER of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing
The main controversy, how-
ever, surrounded this state-
ment by Ms Griffin.
"I cannot find it in my heart
to believe that he (Mr Laing)
would knowingly mislead this
honourable House and so I'm
going to assume that he did
not know that he was mis-
leading this honourable
House, when he indicated that
his government is providing
more funding to urban renew-
al than the former adminis-
tration," she said.
In response to this Mr Laing
said: "In this House we hold a
sacred trust. It is required of
us, those of us who are minis-
ters, it is required of us, at no
time to mislead or to be seen
to mislead."
After this objection by Mr
Laing, another by the Minister
of Education, Carl Bethel and
much shouting in the House,
the Speaker instructed Mrs
Griffin to produce evidence
that Mr Laing misled the
House, or to withdraw the
Mrs Griffin repeated the
difference in figures from
what was requested by social
services in the draft budget,
and what has been given by
the FNM as proof.
The Speaker did not accept
this as evidence that Mr Laing
misled the House, leading to
Mrs Griffin's withdrawal of
the statement.
The House came to order
after Mrs Griffin's withdrawal,
allowing her to complete her

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Hundreds of survey plans

0 In brief

Summer youth
begins July 9
THE month-long summer
youth employment pro-
gramme of the Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports
and Culture will begin on
July 9 with hundreds of
young people assigned to
over 50 camps in New Provi-
dence and the Family
Minister of State for
Youth and Sports Byran
Woodside said in the House
of Assembly on Tuesday
during his contribution to
the 2007/08 Budget debate
that $700,000 has been allo-
cated to the summer pro-
He said the summer youth
employment programme,
which lasts until August 3,
provides "positive alterna-
tives" to young Bahamians
during the summer months
following the closure of
"Teachers, skilled profes-
sionals and support staff will
be screened, trained and
deployed to the over 50
:amps, in disciplines of per-
sonal development, civics,
sports and culture," said
Minister Woodside.


A CABINET minister has
revealed in the House of
Assembly that hundreds of
survey plans for New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama are
missing from the Department
of Lands and Surveys archive.
Minister of Lands and
Local Government Sidney
Collie, during his contribution
to the 2007/08 budget debate
on Wednesday, disclosed'that
as many as 283 survey plans
for New Providence and 141
for Grand Bahama are miss-
ing from his department's
Mr Collie further said that
work by consultants at the
Department of Lands and
Surveys had been hampered
by a general disorganisation
of files and archives.
The minister explained that
difficulties were encountered
during the collecting of regis-
tered survey maps for scan-
ning and conversion.
"At the Department of
Lands and Surveys, the con-
sultant team made significant
progress in converting data

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"The archive
held by the
department is
incomplete as
many as 283
survey plans for
New Providence
and 141 for
Grand Bahama
are missing
from the

Minister of Lands
and Local Government
Sidney Collie

but ran into significant prob-
lems in collecting the most
basic data," he said.
Mr Collie said that, due to
the general disorganisation of
files and archives, the basic
collecting of data has been
very time-consuming.
"Furthermore, the archive
held by the department is
incomplete as many as 283
survey plans for New Provi-
dence and 141 for Grand
Bahama are missing from the
department's archive," he
Mr Collie said Crown Land
management had "not been
much better."
He said much of the infor-
mation that had already been
converted, scanned and
archived is missing.
"Key computer work sta-
tions containing Crown Land
database (that is, document
and images) were either
removed or maintenance on'-

an outstanding issue that
needs immediate resolution."
Mr Collie disclosed that
frustrations have also been
experienced in collecting the
"most basic" geo-spatial infor-
mation and data from the
Bahamas National Geograph-
ic Information Centre
"While the centre is to act
as a repository of geo-spatial
information, the consultant
team has been unable to col-
lect any relevant information
besides the most basic data
(that is, coastal outlines and
place names)," said the minis-
"Furthermore, the relevant
data catalogues or meta-data
(that is, data descriptions)
were not available or kept up-
to-date as to be useful for the
consultant team."
Mr Collie added that, unfor-
tunately, there had been no
progress in the collection of
the most important data rele-

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vant to development and
deployment of PIMS (Parcel
Information Management Sys-
"No progress has been
made in the collecting, com-
piling and converting of the
deeds and documents at the
Registrar General's Depart-
"In spite of efforts to gain
access to this information for
conversion as per a contrac-
tual obligation, permission
was not given until May 19,
2007. The consequence of this
delay is that while the con-
tractor will be able to com-
plete the design of the Parcel
Information Management Sys-
tem for New Providence and
Grand Bahama its deploy-
ment will be incomplete," he
Mr Collie said consideration
now has to be given to finding
a means by which this can be
corrected at an additional cost
that was not contemplated.

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these computer systems (that
is, estate management system)
were never updated," said Mr
According to the minister,
another key set of informa-
tion to be made available to
the consultant team under the
Land Use Policy and Admin-
istration Project (LUPAP)
was the provision of unregis-
tered survey plans.
"These are survey plans that
have not been registered at
the department," he said,
"and continue to be held by
private surveyors. The provi-
sion of this data was outlined
in a memorandum of under-
standing signed prior to the
initiation of the LUPAP con-
tract by the Department of
Lands and Surveys, the
Bahamas Land Surveyor
Association, and the Office of
the Prime Minister.
"Under this agreement, the
provision of this data was to
be made available to the con-
sultant team through the Land
Surveyor Association. The
collection of this data remains

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Ban on shark trade refused

THE HAGUE, Netherlands The
world's oversight body on wildlife trade
refused Friday to defend two sharks
from over-exploitation for a range of
food, from supermarket fish-and-chips
to gourmet shark fin soup.
The debate on regulating the export
of popular sharks was one of the most
contentious in the 12-day meeting of
the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species, or CITES, and
touched the raw nerve of big-profit
industries and national interests.
The European Union asked the tri-
ennial CITES conference to control the
trade of porbeagle and spiny dogfish,
two shark species worth millions of dol-
lars a year in international trade.
The preliminary decision by the 171-
nation body dismayed environmental
groups, which cited the rapid decline of
sharks that are slow to reproduce and
which have become increasingly popular
in Europe and Japan.
Both species "are in a tailspin due to
overfishing and poor management," said
Greenpeace activist Carroll Muffett.
The decision by a technical,committee
must be confirmed in the full plenary
next Friday.
Germany, which sponsored the pro-
posal, said it would try to overturn the
outcome, in which a majority of voting
countries supported the resolution but
not enough for the required two-thirds.
"We believe there is an urgent need
for action," delegation chief Jochen
Flasbarth told reporters.
Only about 100 countries cast votes,
and several delegations were expected
to arrive only for the crucial second
CITES, a 1975 treaty, lists more than
7,000 animals and 32,000 plants that are
subject to trade regulations and require
export permits.
About 800 of them are banned.
Norway, speaking for many oppo-
nents, said CITES was the wrong forum
to deal with the shark problem: "We
are concerned at the growing involve-
ment of CITES in commercial
issues," said Norwegian delegate.

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in the world's oceans and are not threat-
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the proposal.
"This is about more than these two
species," U.S. delegate David Cotting-
ham told the conference. "We remain
concerned about the serial depletion of
one shark species after another."
Three shark species already are listed
for trade restrictions: the great white
shark, the basking shark and the whale
Both the porbeagle and spiny dogfish
are slow to mature and do not repro-
duce until their teens, making them vul-
nerable to overfishing.
Pueschel said the FAO and many of
the delegations were representing the
interests of the fisheries industries
rather than the interests of conserva-
In other decisions, the United States
was heavily outvoted on its bid to
remove bobcats from a protected list.
Though the bobcat is not threatened
with extinction, it is almost indistin-
guishable from the Iberian lynx, which
is highly endangered.
But the conference agreed to totally
ban trade in the slow loris, a wide-eyed
nocturnal primate found in the forests
of Southeast Asia.
Traded as pets, the small monkey also
is suffering from the deforestation and
shrinking habitat.
Proposals to increase protection for
four types of North African gazelles
failed, while a trade ban was accepted
for the highly threatened Slender-
Horned Gazelle found in the Sahara

(* This article is from
The Associated Press 2007).

EDITOR, The Tribune.
NEITHER political party in
Parliament has been bold
enough to tout their support for
the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy initiative. Yet, it
appears "someone" may
already have breached a rear
portal to facilitate its entry on
an unsuspecting public.
Lest someone erroneously
conclude that I am denigrating
the value of CSME member-
ship, let me hasten to note that
I have not changed my view one
iota. Several years ago, shortly
after the Bahamas retreated
from its tenuous support for
CSME, I penned the following
words in a letter to the editor:
"From a Bahamas perspective,
a mortally wounded CSME,
chopped in the chest and
stabbed in the back, succumbed
to the onslaught and was
interred some weeks past....The
demise of CSME is hopefully
only temporary. I trust we can
expectantly look forward to its
I remain a strong, unwavering
proponent of closer regional
cooperation if only as a precur-
sor to better prepare ourselves
for the global onslaught which
will soon be visited upon us.
However, I believe that our
closer alignment with our
Caribbean brethren and with
CSME should be made "in the
sunshine" rather than clandes-
tinely, as appears to have been
taking place.
In recent times a number of
established "policies" have been
abrogated to facilitate joint-ven-
ture "deals" with Caribbean-
based enterprises in sectors of
the economy said to be
"reserved" for Bahamians.
Some o these "deals' include
the involvement of Barbados
Shipping and Trading in the
Winn Dixie buyout, participa-
tion of Barbados-based Banks
Beer in the Coca Cola acquisi-
tion and Sagicor's investment
in Family Guardian.
Before leaving the above
thought thread let me note, for
the benefit of your readers, that
big though Barbados Shipping
and Trading may have been
considered to be they are, at
this very moment, in the process
of being gobbled up (some may
call it a merger) by Trinidadian
colossus Neal and Massy.
Continuing, being a free mar-
ket advocate, I particularly wel-
come the involvement of the
Caribbean brethren. I am, how-
ever, also an advocate of lead-
ership from the front rather
than from behind.


NOTICE is hereby given that KENTON RADEMARI 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 statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 9th day of June, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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If it is prudent to change anti-
quated protectionist policies,
which I believe serve to benefit
only the few and, consequently,
act to the detriment of the
many, the masses, we should do
so frontally rather than surrep-
titiously on a "case by case"
The multinational oil compa-
nies appear to be on the verge
of formalising plans to retreat
from the Caribbean petroleum
retail sector. Shell has left and,
notwithstanding ESSO's Coun-
try Manager's protestations to
the contrary, ESSO is in hot
pursuit having already disposed
of its Puerto Rican operations
and looking to pull out from the
remaining islands.
An ideal opportunity for
Bahamians to launch a joint,
effort with our Caribbean
brothers in the petroleum sector
seems to be "a begging". Hope-
fully, the opportunity won't be

In closing, I consider this to
be an opportune time to high-
light a Bahamian company
which I believe has begun to
position itself well to stave off
the globalisation onslaught. Col-
ina-Imperial has in recent years
aggressively pursued a mergers
and acquisitions policy which
has given the company an asset
base comparable to its
Caribbean competitors.
The company is thus posi-
tioned to not only be able to
stave off potential acquisition
threats from outside but also
now has the capital leverage to
pursue acquisitions elsewhere
in the Caribbean should it so
Rather than continuing to
hold onto a mind-set of insular
myopia more Bahamian com-
panies need to be encouraged to
adopt a Colina-Imperial mind-
set and pursue mergers and
acquisitions both locally as well
as in the wider Caribbean
May 29,2007.

Responding to 'trio

of failures' claim

EDITOR, The Tribune.
JOHN Marquis in his "Insight" column "Over and Out for a Trio of
Failures" (The Tribune, May 21, 2007) opines that Christie, Blair and
Bush have no legacies worthy of the name...they are a trio of failures.
In this regard I would like to comment on his view of Prime Minister
Tony Blair and President George W. Bush.
In discussing Tony Blair's legacy Mr Marquis identifies Clement
Attlee, thefirst Labour Party Prime Minister,;as "arguably the great-
est British peacetime prime minister of all time'. In this connection'he
describes Aneurin Bevan, Attlee's Minister of Health, as a "great
firebrand orator" and an "extremely strong and able character:"
Aneurin Bevan, in fact, was the leader of the radical left of the
Labour Party who resigned from it when he insisted that all national
health services should be free of any charge. In retrospect the present
state of the National Health Service and the unintended consequences
of Labour's welfare state suggest that the Marquis' appraisal of Clement
Attlee is a partisan overstatement.
This is especially true insofar as he limits his analysis to "peacetime"
prime ministers. Thus his "greatest" do not include by definition those
conservative giants, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
John Marquis blames Blair for the fact that his country is no,
"overrun by illegal immigrants" and is a "stronghold for mad mullahs,
suicide bombers and other insane Islamic bigots." He describes the Iraq
war as President Bush's "war venture".
One can validly argue that Mr Marquis failed to describe events
properly. For Great Britain, he says it is a failed immigration policy. In
reality, itis a combination of a failed immigration policy and the "The
War with Radical Islam", a war that the West did not seek. It is a
"unique" war but a war no less.
President George W Bush according to Mr Marquis is "the Bungler"
destined to be named the worst of all 43 U.S. presidents; he's on a par
with Warren Harding and James Buchanan.
He then states that the U.S. "needs nothing less than a class act in
the (Abraham) Lincoln mould to restore its credibility and stature."
This is a curious judgment for Mr Marquis to make since "Abraham
Lincoln's war" cost the lives of 600,000 men. The "price in lives" was
so high that he faced military recruiting riots in New York City over the
very heavy losses suffered by the New York National Guard. Howev-
er, in the process of the war the North became a world manufacturing
power and the South was set back 100 years.
Yes...at a horrendous cost, Lincoln ended slavery and preserved the
Union. He was eloquent in describing his accomplishments; and his
legacy has been viewed more favourably with the passage of.time.
President Bush lacks Lincoln's literary and oratorical skills.
John Marquis has been a fearless investigative reporter and has sig-
nificantly increased this important capacity at The Tribune. However,
his "Trio of Failures" is an opinion piece that reflects his particular
social-political bias. Regarding Tony Blair and George Bush his polit-
ical judgments appear as rash and partisan overstatements. The read-
er is left with the impression that history will judge Blair and Bush more
generously than Mr Marquis thinks.
The Nassau Institute
May 30, 2007

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Man accused

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AN 18-YEAR-OLD man
accused of having unlawful
intercourse with a girl aged 10
was arraigned in magistrate's
court yesterday.
It is alleged that Bernardo
W Thompson committed the
offence on Wednesday, May
23, 2007.
Thompson, who was
arraigned before Magistrate
Guillemena Archer at Court
10 Nassau Street, was not
required to plead and was
granted $15,000 bail with two
The hearing was adjourned
to October 10.
E THREE men were
arraigned in magistrate's
court yesterday on drug
The acussed, Walter McK-
inney, 30, Elvardo McKinney,
25, and Virley McKinney, 20,
were arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
Eight, Bank Lane.
It is alleged that the three
men on Tuesday, June 5, were
found in possession of a quan-
tity of marijuana which
authorities believed they
intended to supply to another.
All the men pleaded not
guilty to the charges. The
prosecution made no objec-
tion to bail, which was grant-
ed in the sum of $2,500.
The men are accused of
being found in possession of
six grams of marijuana. The
case was adjourned to
November 5, 2007. Inspector
Ercell Dorsette was the prose-
A 25-YEAR-OLD man
of Gambier Village was
arraigned in magistrate's
court yesterday on marijuana
and cocaine possession
Lynden Oscar Pratt was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel at Court
Eight, Bank Lane, on charges
of possession of dangerous
drugs with the intent to sup-
According to court dockets,
Pratt was found in possession
of a quantity of marijuana as
well as cocaine which authori-
ties believed he intended to
supply to another.
The prosecution said Pratt
was found in possession of 13
grams of marijuana and eight
and a half grams of cocaine.
Pratt pleaded not guilty to
both charges and was granted
$10,000 bail. The case was
adjourned to November 6.
Inspector Ercell Dorsette was
the prosecutor.
E A MAN, 23, of Ragged
Island Street, was arraigned in
magistrate's court yesterday
on weapons charges.
It is alleged that Gerald
Etienne, on Thursday, June 7,
was found in possession of a
grey and black .45 calibre
Ruger P90 pistol.
Court dockets further stat-
ed that Etienne was also
found in possession of three
live.45 rounds. The accused,
who appeared before Magis-
trate Guillemena Archer at
Court 10, Nassau Street,
pleaded not guilty and was
granted $10,000 bail. The mat-
ter was adjourned to October

M ALCATRAZ PRISON in the San Francisco Ba\
(-AP Photo)

1 11 1 1

EXACTLY 45 years after the
great Alcatraz escape of 1962,
Bahamas police are being chal-
lenged to prove wrong a local
artist's firm belief that one of
the escapees now lives in Grand
"I challenge the police, the
FBI, the US government and
the US embassy here to prove
my theories incorrect," said
Freddie Pinder Jr yesterday.
"Clint Eastwood made a
movie called Escape from Alca-
traz in 1972. Now it's time to
make part two about the real
story, which ended right here
in Grand Bahama."
Mr Pinder believes the three
inmates who escaped the San
Francisco island fortress on
June 11, 1962, negotiated the
turbulent waters of San Fran-
cisco Bay and fled across Amer-
ica to a waiting boat, which took
them to the Bahamas.
He contends that they settled
in the pine barrens and made
frequent forays on Florida
banks to finance their lives here.
US officials have always said
the men drowned while trying
to swim ashore from Alcatraz,
but their bodies were never
Mr Pinder is convinced that
the lone survivor of the trio,
Clarence Anglin, still lives in a
remote settlement on the island,
having murdered his two fellow
escapees in 1969.
"It doesn't matter whether
they arrest him," said Mr Pin-
der, "It's time for part two of
the tale to be told to the Amer-
ican public and the world at

Theft of two sea

craft investigated by

Grand Bahama police

GRAND Bahama police
are investigating the theft of
two sea craft from the marina
area at Blue Marlin Cove in
Bootle Bay, West End.
Police at West End said the
two vessels both owned by
Gregory Allen Isbell of Okee-
chobee, Florida were dis-
covered stolen at 5.50am on
Thursday by the marina's
manager Marvin Roberts.
The boats were moored at
the inner area of the marina,
slip number eight, and last
seen at about 11pm on
Wednesday by both Mr
Roberts and Mr Isbell.
One of the vessels is a 39-

foot white Venture with black
lettering, the other is a 34-foot
dark blue Venture.
Both vessels had Yahama
engines attached and buggy
The two boats, including the
equipment onboard at the
time of the theft, are valued
at $740,000.
Officers on the island have

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combined their efforts to
locate the vessels and are
being assisted by the US Coast
Guard. Police are asking that
anyone with information to
call 911, 350-8107, 352-9774/5
or 346-6444.

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LEFT: an
exhibit about the
1962 prison escape
made famous th the
ino ie Escape from
Alcaira: is shown in
the new cellhouse
museum store on
Alcalraz Island in
San Francisco

(AP Photo/
Eric Risberg)

Bahamas Property

Fund Limited

Bahamas Property Fund Limited hereby
notifies all its shareholders that the Board of
Directors has declared a dividend of twenty
cents (200) per Class A Ordinary Share to be
paid June 28, 2007, to all shareholders of
record as of June 15, 2007.

Summer Camp for Astronomy
Open House
Saturday June 9
7 pm See Computer Lab at Genesis Academy
Lovers Lane and Dowdswell Street
8pm See Cosmos Observatory
Dean's Lane, Ft. Charlotte
For details phone 323-8879, 468 5969
e-mail: cosmosobservatory@gmaiL.com
Come prepared to register.


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large The In\'tei\ h.i been
tol\ed b\ a little black Bjharni-
an trorn Rock\ Creek."
Police h.i\e rci.ectcd Mr Pin-
deri' thcories in the past. but
he behoees corrupt officers ha\:c
c,%er the \ears been paid off b\.
Angln to keep UIS lat enlorce-
ment agencies at bay.
Mr Pinder's theories are
explored in The Tribune's
INSIGHT section on Monday.
the 45th anniiersari of the

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oArc R CATI IRnnAY .IJNE 9. 2007



Couple to file appeal

this week against alleged

'derisory' damages award

A FIVE-YEAR battle for jus-
tice is expected to enter a new
phase this week when a Nassau
couple file an appeal against a
judge's allegedly "derisory" dam-
ages award.
Greg and Tanya Cash say a
ruling by Justice John Lyons "in
no way reflected" their long
court fight against thle Baptist
educational authorities.
They claim it failed to address
several key issues, including their
allegations of misappropriation
of public funds, and a defama-
tory letter from the Baptists
alleging that Mr Cash was "dis-
honest and otherwise undesir-
able to the detriment of the Bap-
tist convention."
Yesterday, Mrs Cash told The
Tribune: "The ruling does not
reflect what actually happened
in the courtroom. It is very mis-
Mr and Mrs Cash have been
fighting for justice since Mr Cash
was fired as coach at Jordan
Prince William High School in
2002. This came after Mrs Cash
was involved in parent protests
against alleged poor conditions at
the school.
Mrs Cash said constitutional
points relating to themselves and
their children were all struck out
by the judge, and that they were
not allowed to call up to 20 wit-


GREG and Tanya Cash say a ruling by Justice John Lyons "in no way reflected" their long court
fight against the Baptist educational authorities.

nesses, including government
officials, to support their claims
of misappropriation of funds.
Mrs Cash said Judge Lyons
had stressed the seriousness of
allegations made against her hus-
band saying they had ruined his
reputation and would be with

him for life but had not reflect-
ed those views in his award.
Last week. Justice Lyons
raised his original damages
award from $20.000 to more than
$26,000 to take account of inter-
est. but Mr and Mrs Cash regard-
ed that as unsatisfactory.

They are now pushing ahead
through the Court of Appeal and
have vowed to take the matter to
the Privy Council if necessary.
Mrs Cash said: "We have not
got this far on our own. We are
being led by God, who is keeping
us and directing us."

BAHAMASAIR has promised a "full investigation" into alleged
bad attitudes displayed by some of the airline's Abaco staff.
The pledge follows an article in which The Tribune's news editor,
Paco Nunez, outlined his own experience of dismissive and obstruc-
tive behaviour following a ticket mix-up.
Airline representative Phyllis Johnson has promised to investigate
how the reservations were made, adding: "Know that what you
experienced is not indicative of the employees at the national flag
Mr Nunez had complained that his ticket had been wrongly dat-
ed and that Abaco employees were unco-operative in getting him
on to another flight.
He claimed one employee told him flights had been overbooked.
Ms Johnson added: "Please know that a full investigation into this
matter will be completed and a formal letter of apology issued to
you and your reporters."

Venezuela's Chavez calls protesting

S students 'pawns of Washington'

* CARACAS, Venezuela

Hugo Chavez derided students
who have protested his decision
to force an opposition TV sta-
tion off the air as U.S. "pawns,"
ridiculing them for walking out
of a congressional debate on
freedom of expression, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
University students who
have led more than a week of
street protests condemning his
decision not to renew the
broadcast license of Radio
Caracas Television, or RCTV
- walked out of a National
Assembly debate Thursday say-
ing they did not want to become
part of a political spectacle.
"I had information that those

youths were going to put on a
show in the National Assem-
bly," Chavez said. "They're
nothing but pawns of the
Chavez's comments came
during a speech to pro-govern-
ment students that all Venezue-
lan television channels broad-
cast by government order a
frequent practice by Chavez
known as a "cadena" or nation-
al network.
As the cadena interrupted
regular programming, residents
in some parts of the capital
banged on pots and pans from
their windows in protest.
Such protests have occurred
several times since RCTV
was taken off the air on May

Grounded In The Past & Geared To the Future

Worship Time: 11am & 7pm

Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer Time: 6:30prm

Place: The Madeira Shopping

Pastor Knowles can be heard
each Sunday morning on
Joy 101.9 at 8:30a.m Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O. Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
hmiw Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 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 Mrs. Minerva Knowles
7:00PM No Service
East Shirley Street
11 :OOAM Pastor Martin Loyley
7:00PM Mr. Sidney Pinder
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
8:00AM Connections Rev. Phillip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
11:00AM Mr. Livingston Parks
7:00PM Ms. Jocelyn Demeritte
*********** *********************************************
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. L. Carla R. Culmer
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. L. Carla R. Culmer

The 35 Voice Chapel Choir of Louisiana Methodist Church along
with their 15 chaperons will be performing at Ascension Methodist
Church on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at their 11:00 a.m. Workshop
The BCMC is pleased to announce the publication of a book containing
short studies highlighting the beliefs and practices of the Methodist
Church. Copies are available through the Confernce Office: 1-9
copies, $8.00 per book. Order of 10 or more copies $6.00 per book.

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r8allou Hill Rd & Chapel Streil PO Box CB 13046
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
SUNDAY, JUNE 10th, 2007
7:00 a.m. Rev. Colin Archer/Sis. Mathilda Woodside
11:00 a.m. Sis. Tezel Anderson/Bro. Ernest Miller
7:00 p.m. Bro. Jamicko Forde/ Board of Outreach and Social Witness

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Minister of State meets with Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence


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Sunday School: 10am
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2


Pastor:H. Mills

Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

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

liorship Time: lla.m. & 7p.m.
PIra',ver Time: 10:15a.m. to 10:45a.m.
Chu'rch School during Worship Service

Sr-\. Place.: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

P.O.Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587


SUNDAY, June 10th, 2007

11:30 a.m. Speaker:
Elder Sidney Burrows
No Evening Service
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
L Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month) j

for Culture Charles May-
nard met with
members of the
Junkanoo Corporation
of New Providence
(JCNP) for the first time
since his appointment.
The meeting took
place at the Ministry of
Education, Youth Sports
and Culture.
Pictured from left are
Dr Nicolette Bethel,
director of culture; Mr
Maynard, and Leslie.
Johnson, acting chairman
of the JCNP.

(BIS Photo by
Raymond A Bethel)



Morning '.. .,:i-p Service ......
Sunday School for all ages ..,
Adult Education .................
Worship Service ................
Spanish Service ....-..............
Evening Worship Service ........

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Selective Bible Teaching
Royal ge,' '1 :; -t- [ r Club) 4-16 yrs,
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs,

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
'- ulr Ministry Meeting

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ZNS I TEMPLE TIME


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In Days Gone By: Robert

Vesco's extradition trial

THIS week In Days Gone By
looks back a the extradition tri-
al of Robert Vesco, an Ameri-
can financier who fled a US
Securities and Exchange Com-
mission (SEC) investigation.
The trial, which took place in
Nassau in 1975, garnered world-
wide attention and had the
international press flocking to
the Bahamas.
Robert Vesco took over a
small New Jersey industrial
company called International
Controls Corporation and grew
it rapidly through hostile, debt-
financed takeovers of other
By 1968 the company owned
an airline and several manufac-
turing plants and Vesco held
shares totalling $50 million.
Although outwardly a family
man, he spent most of his time
In 1970 Vesco emerged as a
possible saviour of the failing
Swiss investment firm Investors
Overseas Service (IOS), a firm
that invested funds for overseas
Americans (and Americans
looking to avoid US scrutiny or
taxes) in a variety of mutual
The founder of IOS, Bernie
Cornfeld, had run into trouble
with the SEC and when his firm
ran into financial difficulty, no
large, reputable 'white knight'
was willing to get involved.
Vesco saw his chance, and
entered into a protracted bat-
tle to assume control,of the
company, opposed by Cornfeld
and others.
The battle quickly got nasty.
Cornfeld was thrown in jail in
Switzerland and Vesco was
accused of looting the company

VESCO, surrounded by liis Bahamian bodyguards, shown
entering court to face extradition proceedings. At left, former
policeman Godfrey Ellis.

of hundreds of millions of dol-
lars. Many prominent figures in
global business, finance, and
royalty were tied to the mess,
receiving money from one par-
ty or the other for support.
Among the accusations
against Vesco were that he
parked funds belonging to
IOS's investors in a series of
dummy corporations, one of
which had an Amsterdam
address that was later linked to
Prince Bernhard of the Nether-
lands, and that he broke into a
Swiss bank vault to obtain
These charges will likely nev-
er be proven, as Vesco went on
the lam, fleeing to Latin Amer-
ica and spending the next 15
years hopping between coun-
tries with no extradition treaties
with the United States.
In 1973, Vesco fled to Costa
Rica. Shortly before his depar-
ture, in hopes of shutting off
the SEC investigation into his
activities, Vesco routed illegal

contributions to Richard Nixon
through his nephew Donald
The story was soon revealed
and Vesco was in bigger trouble
than before.
Among the charges that
emerged in the years after
Watergate, the SEC accused
him of embezzling $220 million
from four different IOS funds,
and he was accused of cocaine
In Costa Rica, Vesco donated
$2.1 million to a company of
president Jose Figueres.
Figures even passed a law to
guarantee that Vesco would not
be extradited. Vesco still hired a
number of bodyguards.
In 1974, Figueres's constitu-
tional term ended. Vesco man-
aged to stay in Costa Rica up
until 1978, when President
Rodrigo Carazo (1978-1982)
repealed the "Vesco Law".
Vesco then moved first to
Nassau and, following his extra-
dition trial, to Antigua.

ROBERT Vesco (centre) con-
fers with a member of his defence
counsel, Eugene Dupuch, outside
Magistrate's Court No 1.
Next to Vesco is Toni Gilland, a
stenotypist brought in by the
defence to make a record of the


ROBERT Vesco leaves court
after winning the fight against
extradition to the US.

OUTSIDE of the court of Vesco's extradition hearing, international press and a crowd of spec-
tators strive for a better view.

The family of

Mount Calvary Baptist Cathedral

will celebrate the

With four nights of special services commencing on Sunday evening June 10, 2007. Thee
services will climax on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2007 when the membership will pay
special homage to the pastor and his family for 17 years of Christian leadership and
devotion to God and His people proclaiming the good news.

The theme for this year's celebrations is

li berated to Lead
taken from Isaiah 61:1-3

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C,*'in' i ti U iit I.

On Monday, June 11. 2007
Bishop David McPhee Pastor of world d
Changes Mlinistries International %ill speak.

On Tuesday evening. June 12, 2007
Rev Dr Elkin S nmonette, iastor of Eiene/er
Mission Baptist Church %ill speak

On \\cdnesda. e\eiing. June 13. 2007
ReV A inhonl Carroll, Pastor of the Anilioch
Natie Baptist Church %ill close out \ith the
AnnihersarN message.

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FROM page one Passport

ment document showing they
have an application in for that
all important passport, said offi-
Such a receipt can be
obtained via the state depart-
ment website.
Meanwhile, children under
the age of 16 years will be
allowed to travel to the
Bahamas, and the other desig-
nated destinations, using a
child's proof of ID.
Travellers who have not yet
applied for a passport will not
be accommodated, said officials.
The relaxed rule will be in
effect until September 30,'allow-
ing authorities to catch up with
the unexpected massive surge
in passport applications, which
had led to longer than expected
processing times.
4.5 million passports were
issued between March and May,
according to consular affairs
officials in the United States,
however, this still left millions
more to be processed, according
to the Associated Press.
At the time the rule was ini-
tially signed into law last year by

President George W. Bush, only
27 per cent of U.S. citizens were
in possession of a valid U.S.
passport, according to AP.
"Basically, this is a temporary
extension to get over the
hump," an anonymous official
told Reuters.
AP reported that some mem-
bers of Congress had been
pushing for the rule to be tem-
porarily lifted, in view of the
increasing numbers of com-
plaints from U.S. citizens that
the backlog was going to ruin
their summer travel plans.
It has been suggested that
those without passports will be
subject to increased security
measures, along the line of
questioning or bag checks, one
State Department official told
The U.S. government still
anticipates that the WHTI will
be implemented at land and sea
ports of entry as early as Janu-
ary 2008, said an embassy offi-

Several questioned in

connection with the

murder of businessman

FROM page one

Bahama Reef Boulevard on
April 12.
According to police reports,
an unknown assailant shot Mr
Vardaoulis multiple times as
he arrived home around
1.20am. He had pulled up to
the electric gate at his resi-
dence in his Chevy Impala
when a gunman opened fired

on him.
Mr Vardaoulis is the son of
Minas Vardaoulis, a promi-
nent resident and businessman
in Freeport for many years.
Shortly after his murder,
police arrested and questioned
two persons, including a
Freeport businessman. How-
ever, both were later released.
A senior police official is
confident that charges will be
filed soon in the matter.

MP threatens media freedom

FROM page one

mine the fairness of the media outlet before government
advertising is done.
Carl Bethel too chastised Mr Davis for proposing such a
policy, which attempts to curb the freedom of the press.
"At the end of the day, Mr Speaker, what the member is
talking about is the removal of support if you will, or business
from the press based on a perception that they are unfair to
the government. That is an unacceptable suggestion being
made and this government in no way condones or supports
any move towards that form of punishment of a free press in
the Bahamas," he said.
Mr Davis also accused "the paper" of fabricating a hous-
ing scandal. However, he failed to mention that the police are
actively investigating the Ministry of Housing as a result of
The Tribune's investigative journalism. And, Chief Super-
intendent Keith Bell, who was in charge of the investigation,
told The Tribune in an interview on May 16th that "there is
no doubt" that there is much the ministry will need to be
informed of when the investigation has been completed.

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


PAUL, 70

of Oxford Avenue will be
held on Sunday, June 10th.
2007 at 11:00a.m. at
Grant's Town Seventh Day
Adventist Church.
Officiating will be Dr.
Leonard Johnson assisted
by Elder Kenny Deveaux.
Interment will follow in the
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

God promised us a life span of three score years and ten and
so we give thanks and praise for the seventy (70) years that he
gave daddy to us. He will certainly be missed, but his fond
memeri will forever be treasured by his loving and devoted
Wife of nearly' fifty years, Vernice Paul; (6) Daughters: Stephanie
Morley, Alfreda Knowles, Patrice Evans, Denice Paul, Shena
Munroe and Anette, Paul; (3) Sons: Tyrone, Lynden and Corey
Paul; (4) Sons-in-laws: Stephan Knowles, Brian Evans, Stephen
Munroe and Leco Durogene; (3) Daughters-in-law: Ingrid,
Shanique & Aretha Paul; (1) Adopted:Daughter: Gail Marie
Guy; (27) Grandchildren: Shaketra, Shakara & Shakeilya
Knowles, Jaquel Rigby, Kir aco 4r Qtet Morley, Tyrone Jr.,
Trenton & Trevan Paul, Brian Jr.,-Joy, Cristy & bria Evans,
Antonio, A.J. & Lynden Paul Jr., Stephanie, Shenae & Stephen
Munroe Jr., Banygh & Brittney Watson, Andeka, Corey Jr.,
Coreah & Corahn Paul, Andrew, Lakera & Jenaye; (2) Great-
grandchildren: Jadyn Demeritte & Makai Evans; (4) Sisters:
Sybil Archer, Ruth Beckford, Alice Cherenfant & Olga Pratt-
Hinsey; (3) Brothers: Edward. Fred & Daniel Paul; (6) Brothers-
in-law: George Hart, Anthony Archer, Yvan Cherenfant, Stanley,
Garnet, Daniel & Rupert Seymour; (9) Sisters-in-law: Genovia
Florvil, Francita, Atlanta, Mary, & Phenice Seymour, Gweneth
& Bethsheva Paul, Eugie Cadet & Myrton Simmons; Numerous
nieces & nephews including: Sharon Weech, Pete Samuel &
Delano Higgs, Keith Cleare, Garth Johnson, Stuart, Yvan &
Alex Cherenfant, Claudine Moxey, Mark & Simone Paul, David
Anderson, Debbie, Deon, Anya, James, Aniska & Anastacia,
Joanne, Bernadette, Sandrina, Genickia, Rodney, Stephen, Ira
Corey Jr., Ronald & Jeffery Hart and a host of other relatives
and friends including: Francis, Jeff, Archie, Lynden, Chips,
Rick, Lenora Johnson & family, Rosalie Farrington & Family,
Edith Clarke & Family and the entire Oxford Avenue family.

Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL HOME #244
Market Street on Friday, June 8th from 10:00am to 6:00pm
and on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and on
Sunday, June 12th from 10:00am at the church until service

Official decision

on PLP fire may

be a week away

FROM page one
Instead, Mr Gustin said a
final report will be provided
once analysis of samples tak-
en from the site, and sent to
Florida is completed.
"I have reviewed the scene
work and I have taken the
liberty of having your friends
at lab send some samples...to
our lab in the States. As soon
as we receive those findings
we will generate a report and
give that information back to
you as soon as possible."
He could not give a defi-
nite schedule for when this
work will be finished, how-
"Hopefully we're going to
put a rush-on it. We've
requested that the people at
the lab do as such, but like I
said it could be a week,
maybe a little longer."
The samples are to be
analysed by experts at the
forensic laboratory attached
to the Florida State Fire Mar-
shall's Office.
Yesterday, Chief Supt Jef-
fery Delevaux admitted when
questioned that police were
"leaning towards that con-
clusion" when asked to give
his opinion on the validity of
a statement, reportedly made
by a senior police officer to a
member of the press last
weekend, that Saturday's fire
was electrical.
However, Assistant Com-
missioner Ellison Greenslade
made a point Wednesday of
stating that conclusive state-
ments about causation could

not yet be made as investiga-
tions were continuing.
PLP headquarters caught s
fire last Saturday, resulting -
in significant damage, partic-
ularly to the roof area. This
came just over a week after a
small fire appeared to have
been lit at the base of the
.main entrance to the build-
ing, causing minimal smoke
Later, on Thursday, a third
fire was said to have "re-
ignited" in the area where
Saturday's fire originated. It
was suggested that the elec-
tricity supply, off since the
weekend, may have been
switched on for a couple of
hours the day before, or even
on the morning of the third
Chief Supt Delevaux ven-
tured to say foul play was not
suspected in the third fire.
Yesterday, Mr Gustin said
the third, minor fire, was
being treated as a separate
incident, but added that, as a
factor, it would be taken into
account in the initial investi-
Following the major inci-
dent on Saturday, which also
came only weeks after an as-
yet unsolved shooting inci-
dent at his residential com-
pound, PLP leader Perry
Christie said that he felt
"there is no question" the cir-
cumstances surrounding the
first two fires were suspicious.
The incidents sparked
widespread public specula-
tion about their cause, and if
deliberate, the culprits.

Neymour accuses Roberts


Head Cooks
Applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years
experience in the field; good presentation is also
requested, Diplomas from the Nassau Hotel
Training College a must. Head cooks works
seasonally, split shifts weekly.

Head Chef (Room Service)
Applicants must have experience in pastry, garde
manger, and most important fine dining.
Management skills and people skills a must. This
challenging position will needflexible and well-
experienced persons in classical French cooking
and at the forefront of new Bahamian cuisine.
Minimum of seven (7) years experience in the
field of cooking is necessary. All standard diplomas
from the Nassau Hotel Training College are
required. This is a seasonal position with possibility
of full time if performance is satisfactory.

Head Chefs Fine Dining/Casual Bistro:
Applicants must have experience for our fine
dining and casual bistro venues. Knowledge in
fine dining food, pastry and garde manger is a
must. Management skills and people skills a
must. This challenging position will need flexible
and well-experienced persons. Minimum of seven
(7) years experience in the field of cooking. All
standard diplomas from the Nassau Hotel Training
College are a must.

All interested persons are asked to fax resumes to:
The Human Resources Director
for the attention of the Director of Cuisine,
Fax #362-6245,
Nassau, Bahamas.

MINISTER of State for Utilities Phenton Neymour speaks in
the House.
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

FROM page one

that the PLP MP for North Andros Mr Vincent Peet will be
addressing the matter when he speaks on Monday.
"I have my reputation to protect, and he is a young fella' (Ney-
mour); a newcomer to politics. And he comes, and someone gives.
him garbage and he runs with it without doing his proper home-
work, or research," said Mr Roberts.
"I thought this was a young man who came into politics to make
a contribution. But he looks like he has come to try and bring dis-
credit to honourable people's name and legacy," Mr Roberts said.


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1 5 0 54 Atac., r.Markels 1 1 1 18 -0 286 ,' ,i, I r.1 u 000 .
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.50 -0.10 3,500 1.548 0.400 7.4 3.48%
9.41 7.23 Bank of Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 0.737 0.260 12.8 2.77%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.130 0.020 N/M 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 0.064 0.020 20.3 1.54%
10.60 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.44 10.60 0.16 1,500 0.949 0.240 11.2 2.26%
2.15 1.80 Collna Holdings 2.15 2.15 0.00 0.245 0.080 8.8 3.72%
14.55 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14.55 14.55 0.00 1.152 0.680 12.6 4.67%
6.03 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.09 5.27 0.18 0.112 0.049 45.9 0.96%
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 6.15 6.20 0.05 22,600 0.694 0.240 8.9 3.87%
12.60 11.50 Finco 12.60 12.60 0.00 0.787 0.570 16.0 4.52%
14.70 12.43 FirstCaribbean 14.50 14.50 0.00 0.977 0.500 14.8 3.45%
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1.05 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.54 0.54 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.20 7.28 0.08 7.300 0.532 0.100 13.7 1.37%
9.50 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.868 0.570 10.9 6.00%
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29, Cram 32, To-RN 33, Stole 34, Ultim-O 35, Star Wars 36, Ad-here
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Row 12, A-lien 13, Post-man 15, Fir 16, Sat 18, Ranso-m 20, Elect 21, Hit 22,
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32, Lens 33, Crude 34. Parade 35, Perfumes 36. Septet
DOWN: 1, Edict 2, Asian 3, Arch 4, Vesta 5, Slog 6, Triple 9, Tartan 11, Red 12,
Stare 13, Stripes 15, Sad 16, One 18, Jammed 20, Utter 21, Eel 22, Can 23,
Damage 25, Cod 28, Inept 30, Rummy 31, Sense 32, Last 33, Cuff


Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker

Famous Hand

South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
9 83

A 108 62
SK 1086

+AKQ 102
The bidding:
South West North East
2+ Pass 2 Pass
2 Pass 3 NT Pass
44 Pass 54 Pass
Opening lead two of diamonds.
Sam Fry Jr. was South in this deal
from the 1954 Summer Nationals
and got to six clubs on the bidding
shown. The slam would ordinarily
have gone down one as the cards lie,
with declarer losing a heart and a
spade, but Fry made it by executing
one of the neatest swindles ever seen.
West had a tough choice of open-
ing leads and, after much soul-
searching, chose a diamond. It was

immediately apparent to Fry that the
slam depended on a heart finesse.
The problem was to make the slam
even if the heart finesse failed. And
so, with precisely that goal in mnind,
he played the queen of diamonds
from dummy faster than you can say
Sam Fry!
East played the king, and South
the ace. Fry then led a club to the
jack and took a losing heart finesse.
West, after congratulating himself on
his sagacity in having chosen a dia-
mond lead, triumphantly played the
jack of diamonds, which Fry ruffed.
South now drew two more rounds
of trumps and ran his hearts, discard-
ing all three of dummy's spades. He
then-ruffed-the queen of spades with
dummy's last trump to produce his
12th trick.
One must sympathize with West,
who could not imagine Fry's playing
dummy's queen of diamonds at trick
one, holding the singleton ace. He
naturally thought Fry had the A-x of
diamonds. Furthermore, West had no
way of knowing that East, rather than
South, had the ace of spades.
Note that as the final touch in his
deception, Fry had carefully taken
the precaution of playing only one
trump before attempting the heart
finesse, denying East the opportunity
to give an illuminating signal in

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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 inkiet printer).
Good 17; very good 25; excellent 33 (or more).
Solution Monday.
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Elite regiment
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Burns (5)
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Philip Williams is an unknown
today, but the chess problemist
had a large fan club in his
lifetime who enjoyed his offbeat
and witty compositions. Today's
example was composed in 1908,
almost a century ago, and has a
striking piece arrangement. The
middle 6x6 squares are all
empty, and all the men have
congregated in the comers.
White is ahead queen and rook
for a pawn, yet has to be careful
because the obvious choices 1
Rxh2?? and 1 Qc7?7 lead to an
immediate draw under the
stalemate rule. With correct play
and a little imagination, White



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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
This week favors domestic projects,
Aries. However, it's time to curb
spending and get your finances in
order, so you should probably hold
off on renovations for now.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Despite a mixup in social plans, you
still end up having a good time,
Taurus. It has something to do with
the company you've been keeping
lately. They're true friends.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Could you use a little free time,
Gemini? Make it happen this week
or else you won't have another
opportunity too soon after. Cancer
plays a role in plans.
CANCHR Jun 22/Jul 22
Don't let a minor aggravation upset
your week, Cancer. The problem.
will resolve itself if you pay it no
mind. Romance is a big possibility
Tuesday if you play your cards right.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
It's a great week for travel and
adventure, Leo, however a big-
mouthed Sagittarian wants to put a
damper on your plans. Don't let this
person foil your fun.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Too many irons in the fire could
leave you feeling disorganized,
Virgo. Graciously decline to engage
in any more projects or you'll be
totally overextended.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23.
Household organizing is your task for
the week, Libra. It's not your favorite
activity, but one that still needs to be
done. Put other prospects on hold until
domestic duties are complete.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Business and financial gains are
favored now, Scorpio. Put your intu-
itive abilities to good use by choos-
ing the right investments for your
money. The results will be positive.
You may take plans to visit a dis-
tant friend or relative, Sagittarius.
Just exercise caution with your
spending or else your trip will be a
rather short one.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
A neighbor may contact you with a
matter of mutual interest, Capricorn.
It's best to hear this person out
because it could be to your advan-
tage. Social plans can wait.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You'll enjoy getting together with
your friends this week, Aquarius.
You'll be feeling quite popular with
all of the attention these social
engagements present.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
In some way you'll be the center of
interest, Pisces. It could be because
your creative nature is a natural
attention-getter. Live it uo.

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three moves, against any
defence. Can you work it out?

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At least two

million Britons


experts say

IT MAY be obvious that
most Britons are overweight.
What isn't so obvious is that
at least two million of them
are likely malnourished -
and that includes some of the
people who are too fat,
according to Associated Press.
Experts say the poor state
of the average British diet -
often high in fat, salt and
calories, but low on nutrition
means malnutrition is a
problem even though food is
"You can't always tell if a
person is malnourished with
your eyes," said Dr. Marinos.
Elia, a professor of clinical
nutrition and metabolism at
Southampton University.
"People may be eating too
much food, but they may not
be eating enough fruits and
Dr. Alastair McKinlay, a
gastroenterologist and chair-
man of a British malnutrition
action group, put it bluntly:
"There's a widely held mis-
conception that if you're fat,
you can't be malnourished."
Some experts even contend
that the food rationing sys-
tem during World War II
offered Britons more nutri-
tion than what they're eating
today. From 1939-45, Britons
got books of coupons, which
they traded in for limited
amounts of items like flour,
milk, eggs, meat and canned
"Rationing was a huge suc-
cess because it ensured that if
you got your allotted
amounts, you got a nutrition-
ally reasonable diet," said Dr.
Colin Waine, chairman of the
National Obesity Forum.
"I'm not advocating a return
to rationing, but it was a more
balanced diet back then."
Despite the unlimited food
supply today, Waine said
people don't always make the
right choices.
Many nutrition experts
believe the number of mal-
nourished Britons is closer to
4 million, about 6 percent of
the population, than the gov-
ernment's estimate of 2 mil-
Most malnourished people
have a chronic illness like
AIDS, cancer or tuberculo-
sis. In the last five years,
according to the Department
of Health, the number of hos-
pital-identified malnourished
patients has risen by more
than 40 percent, though
experts say that is largely due
to heightened surveillance
rather than a dramatic jump
in cases.
There are no statistics on
how many obese people may
be malnourished, but doctors
say they are seeing patients
who are both overweight and
malnourished. According to
government statistics, 75 per-
cent of Britons are over-
weight; more than one-fifth
are obese.
While malnourished fat
people are hardly in danger
of starvation, other health
problems are possible along
with obesity-related compli-
cations like diabetes and
heart disease. Once they start
losing weight, malnourished
people may actually burn
their own tissue, including
muscle, rather than fat.
Usually, people with vita-
min deficiencies have skin
problems, a swollen thyroid
or bleeding gums. In severe
cases, malnourished people
might also experience hair
loss, muscle wasting, a
swollen abdomen, anemia or
In a country like Britain,
experts say, malnutrition is
rarely noticed. "You've got
to have pretty severe defi-
ciencies before this is picked
up," said Waine. "But I think
a lot of people are on the bor-
Part of the blame goes to
the rise of processed and fast
foods, most of which contain

only small amounts of
healthy nutrients. The nation-
al diet is in such trouble that
earlier this month, the United
Kingdom's Food Standards
Agency recommended that
folic acid be added to the
nation's flour; a lack of it in
the diet of pregnant women
has been linked to birth
Recent surveys estimate
that fewer than 20 percent of
adults eat the recommended
five daily portions of fruits
and vegetables.

Sixth graders'

tackle preventable diseases

Students take part in

Primary Years Programme _

PRIMARY school students
this week were given the
chance to learn more about
the most common preventable
diseases as part of the special
Primary Years Programme
Sixth grade students of the
Lucaya International School
had to chose a preventable
disease each, then researched
and created a multi-media
presentation on their chosen
The projects were a culmi-
nation of the classes work over
the year as part of their
inquiry studies.
A final exhibition afforded
the students the opportunity
to give verbal presentations,
design posters about their pro-
ject, produce power points
and create models all to
explain their work on their
chosen subject.
Students chose a variety of
subjects, including obesity,
gingivitis, smoking, bulimia,
aids, cancer, etc.
The students displayed their
work for parents, teachers and
fellow students to see, and
each gave a brief presentation

on their project to interested
Students from the lower pri-
mary and high school visited
the exhibition and in turn
wrote about their favorite pro-
As part of the final exhibit
students were also encouraged
to support a worthwhile cause.
The class chose to help the
two cancer associations on
Grand Bahama and partici-
pated in large numbers in both
of their walks, raising over
$700 for the cancer causes.
They also chose to have a
"crazy hair day", which raised
money for the ONE campaign
- a organisation with the mis-
sion to eradicate poverty and
global disease.

AS PART of the Prima-
ry Years Programme the
sixth grade class at Lucaya
International School pre-
sented exhibitions on pre-
ventable diseases. Pictured is
Rania Williams (standing)
explaining her project to a
fellow student in the school.


runs out

Starring: Katherine Heigl,
Seth Rogen
tow's 2005 mega-hit The 40-Year-Old
Virgin was a pleasant spin on the tired
mainstream comedy format. Despite
ticking all the standard'crude humour
boxes there was a sense of charm in
there to lift it above the competition.
With Knocked Up, Apatow attempts
to push the same buttons, but this time
around the charm runs out way too ear-
ly to keep it afloat.
Rogen is Ben, an unemployed slacker
who spends his days hanging out and
drinking with his oddball friends.
But his world of unproductive bliss
comes crashing down after a drunken
one-night stand with career-driven Alli-
son (Heigl) ends with her becoming
Allison, understandably worried about
Ben's irresponsible lifestyle, as well as
the threat to her job as an entertain-
ment journalist, is distraught, but decides
to give their relationship a go for the
sake of the baby.
. Will love help the couple through their
mismatched partnership? Will Ben final-
ly grow up and realise his responsibili-
ties? Can Allison manage to juggle
career and pregnancy?
These questions are all answered, but
it takes 129 long minutes to get there.
And that's Knocked Up's biggest
problem there are some good gags
kicking about and potentially appealing
characters, but simply not enough con-
tent to justify that length.
Which is kind of ironic, considering
the fact that it takes Allison about five
minutes into the thing to decide she's in
love with Ben (much to the audience's
And despite aiming to appeal to both
sexes there's no doubt that this is a male-
orientated comedy the only married
couple in the film are portrayed as a
shrill, angry wife and an amiable put-
upon husband.
For all it's flaws, however, Knocked
Up's heart is generally in the right
But Apatow has to realise that a gen-
tle comedy rarely requires the running
time of an historical epic.


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* WAITING GAME: Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen in 'Knocked Up.'
(AP Photo/Universal Pictures/Suzanne Hanover)

MAYBE it's me, but can anyone real-
ly follow the plot of these films? I
thought Dead Man's Cheist was incom-
prehensible, but that seems like a Life-
time movie compared to this one.
In this, the last of the Pirates of the
Caribbean franchise (yeah. right!) Cap-
tain Jack Sparrow and company indulge
in more key swapping tomfoolery, curs-
es, boat stealing and undead stuff, but
watching it unfold on screen is like being
continually smacked in the face with a
giant squid . for almost three hours.
There's no doubt it looks fabulous -
the special effects are incredible, and

left: Martin
Klebba, Geof-
frey Rush,
Bloom, Naomie
Harris and
Johnny Depp in
"Pirates of the
Caribbean: At
World's End.'
(AP Photo/

there are some inspired set pieces, but
this is mostly coasting on the appeal of
its cast.

I left the theatre numb, and longing
for the return of the 90-minute block-
buster. A




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