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Publication Date: 6/14/2007
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* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham lambasted former
prime minister Perry Christie
in the House of Assembly yes-
terday, emphasising that Mr
Christie spent only one term in
office before being voted out
by the people of the Bahamas.
Mr Ingraham also touched on
the issue of the leadership of
the Opposition, which it is
reported is actively being sought
by at least three former minis-
ters in the Christie administra-
tion.
Speaking directly to Mr
Christie who sat facing Mr
Ingraham with his hands
clasped Mr Ingraham said
that if the economy of the
Bahamas was in such good
shape, and the people of the
Bahamas still rejected the gov-
ernment, then the leader of the
party must take responsibility
for that loss.
"I would resign!" Mr Ingra-
ham exclaimed. "Take his
georgie bundle and go home."
"That is how it is done in a
democracy. There is no ques-
tion that is what I would have
done had I lost the election for
the FNM. No one would have
to ask me to go," he said.
Mr Ingraham also touched on
the legal recourse that the PLP
is taking in contesting four seats
that they lost by a margin of
ldss than 100 votes. To this, Mr
Ingraham said, it is obvious that
the PLP have not yet come to
grips with the fact that they
have lost the election.
"The election is over," Mr
Ingraham said, "but some peo-
ple have a hard time coming to


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS are now wor-
ried that a new culture of
"insensitivity" and "fear". has
been created by the new FNM
government through the review
of contracts and the transfer of
civil servants, according to
Opposition Leader Perry
Christie, in a passionate contri-
bution to the budget debate yes-
terday in the House.
"People are more and more
feeling angry and feeling that
an angry and insensitive in-
your-face culture has been giv-
en birth," he said. "It now
appears that it is to be common
practice to suspend contracts
entered into by a previous gov-
ernment within a specified peri-
od prior to a general election. It
now appears that people who
hold positions of authority can
be removed or transferred
regardless of their ability if they
are thought to be supportive of


terms with that. The FNM is the
governing party of the Bahamas
for the next five years. Perry
Gladstone Christie is no longer
the prime minister of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas.
"The people deternlined that
once was enough for you, my
brother. Hubert Alexander
Ingraham has been brought
back to office by the people of
the Bahamas for a third term.
And that is the way it is. That's
the way it will continue to be,
God willing, until the people
SEE page 11


Former PM says Bahamians are

worried over review of contracts


the other side."
Mr Christie said that this cul-
ture is in contrast to what he
attempted to usher into the
process o6 governance in the
Bahamas.
"I firstly as the new prime
minister sought to establish a
culture where there need not
be any fear in supporting the
political party of one's choice,"
he said.
The leader of the opposition
used the example, without men-
tioning him by name, of Joshua
Sears, who was left in his posi-
tion as the ambassador to the
United States, despite his polit-
ical affiliation Mr Sears ran
unsuccessfully for the FNM in
the Exuma constituency.


Mr Christie further used the
example of the staffing of the
office of the prime minister to
suggest that he was not a vic-
timiser, though, as some com-
mentators have suggested it
may not have been wise to have
persons who were not support-
ers of the agenda of a govern-
ment, so close to that govern-
ment's base of power.
"The record will reflect tha' I
never transferred anyone from
the office of the prime minis-
ter, notwithstanding the infor-
mation provided me as to who
was loyal and who was not. I
expected all to perform at the
best in the service of their coun-
SEE page 10


Christie blasts Ingraham over Bank
of Bahamas chairman dismissal
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER prime minister Perry Christie yesterday in parlia-
ment blasted current Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham over the dis-
missal of Bank of the Bahamas chairman Al Jarrett, calling Mr
Ingraham's behaviour "undignified" and indicating that the action
was one of victimisation.
Responding to the criticism during the House of Assembly's
afternoon session, Mr Ingraham said the request for the resignation
of Mr Jarrett who was appointed under the PLP government -
was warranted and carried out in a "very decent fashion."
Mr Ingraham also added that all PLP-appointed boards, except
that of the Broadcasting Corporation and now the Bank of
Bahamas, are still in place, and will continue to remain in place until


country in the past, and Asst Commissioner Ellison Greenslade June o.
Giving his contribution to the 2007/08 budget debate, Mr Christie

INTRODUCING SEE page 10 SEE page 11
SB Bethel: 1,200 issues, complaints relating to teachers unresolved under PLP
BE TAC K S THERE are more than 1,200 from terms of pay adjustments job-related human welfare could soon be another trade
unresolved personnel issues and to reclassification and promo- issues we will be seconding a union with whom the Ministry
complaints relating to teachers tions. total of three highly experi- of Education will be invited to
BI" DOUBLE STACKER that were left unresolved by the Mr Bethel said that during a enced human resource officers bargain should this union be
BV TIPLE STACKER previous government, Minister recent meeting with the from other ministries to aggres- officially recognized.
of Education Carl Bethel said Bahamas Union of Teachers sively resolve these issues," he "I speak of the recently
BKT QUAD STACKER during his contribution to the (BUT) he made it clear that the said. constituted Bahamas Educa-


budget debate.
Speaking in the House of
Assembly this week, Mr Bethel
said that the outstanding com-
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welfare and job satisfaction of
teachers is a primary concern
of his government.
"In order to bring focus to
remediation and solving all such


Mr Bethel said that the union
has embraced the concept of a
strategic partnership between
the BUT and the ministry.
The minister also said there


tors' Managerial Union
(BEMU), which was recognized
by the (PLP) Minister of
Labour in February 2007," he
said.


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Former Asst Commissioner: witness
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M By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITNESS protection should be a "Caricom issue", potentially
allowing the creation of a programme that would allow those
who see crimes, particularly of a violent or drug-related nature,
to be transported to other Caribbean countries for their own
safety prior to appearing in court, it was claimed yesterday.
Too many cases in the Bahamas have had to be "thrown
away" after key witnesses have "disappeared", former assistant
commissioner in charge of crime, Paul Thompson, said on Love
97's Real Talk Live yesterday.
However, Chief Supt Hulan Hanna said yesterday that wit-
nesses in high profile cases have indeed been taken out of the


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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH the murder rate climb-
ing four have been commit-
ted in the last seven days -
commentators are urging the
public to become more actively
involved in preventing crimes.
"The police is the public and
the public is the police," says
David Allen, a psychiatrist,
social worker and chairman of
the commission which brought
the Urban Renewal programme
to fruition.
The burgeoning murder and
violent crime rates "cannot be
impacted by the police alone,
but require the development of
an effective social contract
involving the Government, law
enforcement, the church, busi-
ness, charity groups and ordi-
nary citizens," he said.
A report entitled Crime and
violence in the Bahamas: Caus-
es and Action Plan has been
created and presented by Dr
Allen to the commissioner of
police and the Prime Minister.
Many of his assessments con-
cur with those of Paul Thomp-
son, a former assistant commis-
sioner in charge of crime, police
trainer, and now private securi-
ty firm operator.
"We live in a society now
where we have to be very, very
careful," said Mr Thompson,
who while appearing on Love
97's Real Talk Live told citizens
that it is in their own interest
to communicate more with
police.
"Report threats of harm or
death to police immediately,"
he said, reminding the public
that threatening a person with
harm or death is in fact illegal.
Mr Thompson urged individ-
uals to be persistent, taking
their information to a senior
officer if necessary, admitting
that he is aware that some peo-
ple do not feel they are taken
seriously at police stations.
It is police protocol that
police should follow up on


Experts call for action to curb crime


threat reports, find the accused
and take their details. "This is in
itself a preventative measure,"
said Mr Thompson, as it will act
as a warning.
Recent police transfers have
been designed to do exactly
what Dr Allen has recom-
mended, increase the visibility
of the force in community polic-
ing.
However, Minister of Nation-
al Security Tommy Turnquest,
also reminded the public that
they too "are a part of polic-
ing".
Today the murder rate stands
at 37 for 2007. In comparison,
by August 22 last year almost
two-and-a-half months from
now, the total stood at 35. By
September 2006, it was only
three murders higher than it is
right now, at 40.
A World Bank report
released in May pegged the
Bahamas as having,a murder
rate of 21.2 per 100,000, more
than double the world average,
but less than the Caribbean
average of 30 victims per
100,000.
Both Dr Allen and Assistant
Commissioner in charge of
crime, Ellison Greenslade have
questioned the source of the
report's statistics, but assuming
they are correct have expressed
serious concern.
Dr Allen's report outlines
various causes of crime, includ-
ing the incapacity of many
Bahamians to handle their
anger in a reasonable fashion,


* DAVID Allen


prompting his suggestion for
"the need for an expansion of
anger management and conflict
resolution training programmes
in every level of our society,
such as the media, schools,
churches, the work place and
community groups".
Yesterday, Mr Thompson
gave other pointers to ihe gen-
eral public, based on his expe-
rience, which would help avoid
bloodshed.
These include increased
reporting of domestic violence,
which Dr Allen said accounts
for 50 per cent of murders in
the Bahamas in the past two
years, and in particular encour-
aging the families of battered
women to do their best to help
break the cycle. "Go to court,
take some action to get him (the
batterer) to stay away," Mr
Thompson said.
He also recommended par-
ents and communities to sup-
port police efforts against
"young reprisals", retaliatory-
type incidents which he believes
define much recent crime.
"We must get kids away from


guns, or people who use guns. If
you have a daughter who goes
out with someone who has a
gun, she is in the line of
fire...discourage her," Mr
Thompson urged.
Additionally, if a friend has a
gun, report him, said Mr
Thompson. The penalty for pos-
session of an illegal firearm is
significantly less than that for
murder, and if it does reach that
point, the victim could be some-
one you know.
Mr Thompson also had some
warnings for those involved in
drugs.
"If you owe the drug dealer
money, pay him or go into hid-
ing if you can. Leave town...
because he cannot take you to
court, so naturally what's going
to happen... he'll come and kill
you," said the former senior
officer.
Worse still, if you "are fooling
around with" a drug dealer's
lady friend, on whom he may
be spending large amounts of
money, "he's going to find out,
his friends are going to tell him
and he's going to be annoyed
- you're playing with fire!"
said Mr Thompson.
Dr Allen believes greater
church involvement in commu-
nities could "revolutionise" the
country in three years, consid-
ering its powers for aiding "soci-
etal renewal".
The church could establish
crime watch groups for areas
around the church, provide a
hotline for emergency issues,
and be a place for victims of
crime to meet and talk.
Ironically, the psychiatrist
believes the murder rate could
bring unity to the country. "I
really feel that this is something
about which every Bahamian,
black, white, foreign, local, can
say 'let's buckle down and
reverse this'."


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Government
to examine
candidates to
become JPs

THE Government will have
"a serious look" at hundreds of
persons who are seeking to be
appointed Justices of the Peace,
some of those applications dat-
ing back to 2002, Minister of
State in the Ministry of Legal
Affairs, Desmond Bannister,
said on Monday.
"Many of these names are
recognisable as persons who
contribute significantly to the
spiritual life of our country," he
said.
In the build up to the May
general elections, the former
administration bypassed this list,
and appointed 240 Justices of
the Peace presented by its
Members of Parliament.
He apologized to those who
"waited patiently for so many
years in the expectation that
they would have been treated
fairly only to be bypassed in the
name of political expedience."
"We will be reviewing this list
and making appropriate rec-
omnmendations as soon as is
practicable," Mr Bannister said.
Mr Bannister was addressing
the House of Assembly during
debate on government's 2007/08
Budget.

Police say
cricket coach
died of
natural causes

JAMAICA
Kingston

POLICE announced Tuesday
that Pakistan cricket coach Bob
Woolmer was not strangled
after all following his team's sur-
prise World Cup loss.
In an embarrassing end to
one of the highest-profile homi-
cide probes in Jamaican history,
Police Commissioner Lucius
Thomas said the 58-year-old
Woolmer died of natural causes
and that the case is now closed.
Authorities reached their
conclusion after obtaining opin-
ions from three independent
pathologists from Britain, South
Africa and Canada and review-
ing a toxicology report, Thomas
told a packed news conference
in the Jamaican capital.
The announcement ended a
globe-spanning investigation in
which authorities interviewed
nearly 400 people and collected
DNA samples and fingerprints
from dozens of potential wit-
nesses, including members of
the Pakistan cricket squad and
other teams.
Woolmer was found uncon-
scious in his hotel room in
Kingston on March 18, a day after
his heavily favored team was elim-
inated from the World Cup in a
humiliating loss to Ireland.
Authorities first said a pre-
liminary autopsy was inconclu-
sive, but on March 22
announced Woolmer had been
strangled setting off a media
frenzy across the cricket world.

UN troops kill
suspected
gang leader
in Haiti
* HAITI
Port-au-Prince
t'N peacekeepers and Hait-
ian police on Tuesday killed a
suspected gang leader wanted
in the kidnap-slaying of a
French businessman, according
to Associated Press.
Charles Junior Acdelhy was
shot to death after he opened
fire on Brazilian peacekeepers
and police as they tried to arrest
him during an early morning
raid in Port-au-Prince's notori-
ous Cite Soleil slum, U.N.
spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud
de la Combe said. No peace-
keepers or police were injured.
Acdelhy was wanted on inter-
national warrants for homicide,
kidnapping and criminal con-
spiracy, Boutaud said, includ-
ing the January 2004 abduction
and killing of Claude-Bernard
Lauture, a French businessman


of Haitian descent.
Last week, Haitian police
arrested 20 suspected gang
members in an operation aimed
at curbing a recent increase in
violent crime that authorities
have said was a plot to desta-
bilise the troubled former
French colony of 8 million.

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City Markets denies




it puts underage




children to work


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
CITY Markets yesterday
vehemently denied allegations
that children as young as 10
years old are employed at their
stores, in contravention of the
labour laws.
Earlier this week, Bahamas
Democratic Movement
(BDM) member Omar Archer
blasted the food store chain
for allegedly employing chil-
dren below the legal age 14
- to carry out tasks such as
packing groceries and mopping
floors.
Yesterday, Peter Goudie,
human resources manager at
Bahamas Supermarkets Lim-
ited, parent company of City
Markets, said the claims were
untrue.
"It is not true. We do not


employ children who are 10
years old. No we don't. We do
not use anybody who is under
14, and that is the law. We
comply with all of the labour
laws," said Mr Goudie.
He accused Mr Archer, a
former assistant manager at
City Markets on Rosetta
Street, of "probably [having]
something against us".
He said City Markets store
managers are very much aware
that the company is against
such practices.
"Our managers know that
they are subject to discipline
if they do anything outside of
the labour laws. Especially
with these young baggers.
They have been told that in
writing," Mr Goudie said.
On Monday, Mr Archer told
The Tribune of his claims fol-
lowed observations made at


four City Markets stores in
South Beach, Rosetta Street,
Independence Drive and Sea
Grapes.
He asserted that he had seen
children regularly working
from 4pm until 10pm on week-
days, and doing 10-hour days
on Saturday.
Mr Archer said Article 51
of the Employment Act per-
tains to children and young
persons, and prohibits children
being employed during school
hours, or at times that will
affect their ability to "obtain
the full benefit of the educa-
tion provided" for them.
Mr Archer claimed the
alleged employment of chil-
dren by the company was an
infraction of the Act, as it
denied them time to do home-
work or generally prepare for
school.


PLP blamed for delays



and additional cost of



new magistrate's court


THE completion of the new
Magistrate's Court complex at
Nassau Street is a year behind
schedule and will cost the tax
payer an additional $1.2 mil-
lion because of the PLP admin-
istration's mismanagement of
the contract, Minister of State
in the Ministry of Legal Affairs
Desmond Bannister told the
House of Assembly.
Speaking during the debate
on the government's 2007/08
budget, Mr Bannister
addressed accusations by the
former PLP government about
the suspension of a number of
building contracts.
The PLP had accused the
new FNM administration of
being "reckless, of putting
Bahamians out of work and of
committing a number of other
unpardonable sins."
"The Nassau Street Magis-
trate's Court complex is a
prime example of the way
these contracts had to be sus-
pended and reviewed," Mr
Bannister said.
The state minister said that
during last year's budget
debate, the former Attorney
General Allyson Maynard-
Gibson indicated that she
expected the complex to be
completed in November of last
year.
"As with many other pro-
jections by that former minis-
ter, this completion date was
wrong, and justice has paid the
price of this delay," Mr Ban-
nister said.
He said reports from the
Ministry of Works indicated


that "millions of dollars have
been spent on this complex,
which is still not even close to
being completed."
Mr Bannister said he was
advised that the work on the
complex is almost a year
behind schedule.
Moreover, he said, the quan-
tity surveyors who have now
been engaged have indicated
that the contract price which
was negotiated by the former
administration was well below
industry standards, and that
the remaining work cannot be
completed at the contract price
without omissions in the scope
of works planned, or seriously
compromising the quality of
the work.
"As a result, it is estimated


that completion of the Nassau
Street Court complex will cost
an additional $849,199.18 plus
a contingency of $402,787.20
which means that the cost will
exceed the contract price by
$1,252,986.30 a sum that our
tax dollars will have to pay," he
added.
Additionally, he said, since
the former administration did
not ensure that "they signed
the contract with a corporate
entity, or take the precaution
of having the contract vetted
by the Attorney General's
office, the contract appears to
be unenforceable should the
contractor seek to walk away
from it."
As to putting Bahamians out
of work, he said, "I am told
that this work site has been a
mini-United Nations, with
workers being imported from a
number of other countries to
do work that Bahamians could
easily do.
"In fact, when I visited the
site several Dominican work-
ers hid from me, while the few
Bahamians who were there
asked me how could the Immi-
gration Department permit
these foreign workers to be
imported for routine everyday
work while hundreds of
Bahamian masons and car-
penters are looking for work.
"So, we can see why the oth-
er side doesn't want these con-
tracts to be suspended and
reviewed, but we are acting in
the best interest of Bahamian
workers and taxpayers," he
said.


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"NO TURNING BACK" was the theme for
the "new" PLP's election campaign as it fought
lor a second term in government this year. How-
ever, the party was rejected at the polls because
a majority of Bahamians felt that, despite claim-
ing that there was to be "no turning back", in
fact in five years the so-called "new" PLP had
never moved forward. They were still wrapped
in the bosom of Sir Lynden's old PLP. Here
they were 40 years later presenting themselves
as something new when underneath their cam-
ouflage was the philosophy of the same old vic-
timising PLP.
When Philip "Brave" Davis stood on the
floor of the House of Assembly on June 8 and
urged that some form of punitive action be tak-
en against a "biased" press, memories of the
year 1986 loomed large. That year marked the
tirst serious challenge to our press freedom.
That was the year that The Tribune locked
iorns with a repressive government in its fight
to keep freedom of speech alive and well in
this country.
The PLP was only a year in office when the
press was challenged by an inexperienced gov-
ernment.
In October. 1968 the Council of the Com-
monwealth Press Union in London was watch-
ing "with anxiety" for any further attempts to
attack the fundamental liberty of the Bahamian
press.
In its quarterly bulletin, which is circulated
throughout the Commonwealth, CPU's Press
Freedom Committee said: "Press freedom in
the Bahamas remains on the defensive against
forays inspired by the vanity of politicians."
It reported two cases, which it considered
infringements of the freedom of expression.
The first dealt with an instance .when Speak-
er Braynen attempted to ban a Guardian
reporter from the House. The second was a
censure motion brought by Senator Simeon
Bowe against Tribune editor-publisher Sir Eti-
enne Dupuch. Two PLP ministers launched a
vitriolic attack in the House against Sir Eti-
enne, accusing him "f lying, distortion and
racism in his editorials.
A panel of leading citizens condemned the
idea of press censorship in a discussion over
radio ZNS. Nassau lawyer Ralph Seligman, QC,
branded the suggestion to "consider some
means of curbing unfair journalism" as the
"most repugnant thing to a democracy that I
have ever heard."
Mr Seligman said he believed in the freedom
of the press "unrestricted in any sense, shape or
form."
He gave the example of London's Communist
Daily Worker, which "spews out the most
ridiculous nonsense for the Communists... and


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the other papers rebut it. But if at any time the
British people tried to muzzle this section of
the press, I think they would be cutting the
throats of liberty."
Some PLP politicians, exercising their
tongues for the first time in parliament, would
stand on their feet and make the most ridiculous
statements statements that horrified them
when read in print. To wriggle out of difficult sit-
uations, they blamed reporters for misquoting
them. As there was no Hansard, there was no
way that a reporter could defend himself. For
years The Tribune fought for the right to tape
record House proceedings to protect our
reporters against unscrupulous politicians. Even-
tually reporters were allowed tape recorders.
However, before recorders were allowed
and before there was a Hansard, the House
tried to press through a Bill to severely punish
reporters accused of "false or misleading"
reports. The question was: Who was to decide
what constituted a "false or misleading" report,
especially among such thin-skinned politicians,
who believed there was more truth in their
word than a reporter's.
Ralph Renick, vice president in charge of
news at WTVJ Channel 4, told his TV audi-
ence that the Bahamas government had "intro-
duced a bill into its parliament which would in
essence curb the press in covering activities in
the House of Assembly and the Senate.
"Called the Powers and Privileges Act, the
bill provides that newsmen who publish what it
terms 'false and misleading' reports on pro-
ceedings in the House or Senate, may be found
guilty of contempt without any recourse to any
court." And so his commentary continued.
Sir Etienne notified the Inter American Press
Association (IAPA), which cabled Sir Lynden
and both houses of the legislature advising them
to withdraw the controversial bill. The next day
the IAPA president flew to Nassau to join Sir
Etienne in his fight on behalf of the press of the
Bahamas. IAPA alerted the press of the world,
and telegrams of protests started to flow in.
Under local and world pressure, the Bill was
withdrawn, but the pressure on The Tribune,
which over the years took many forms, never let
up.
However, that year was the turning point
for the PLP. Up to that time the Bahamas' first
majority government was the darling of the
world press it could do no wrong. But when
the PLP threatened a free press, they had diffi-
culty getting a "good press" abroad.
We don't know where Philip Davis was in
those years -possibly too young to be aware.
But today, instead of going forward, his sug-
gestion to punish the press for their views has
taken us back to some very ugly years.


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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I LISTENED extensively to
Mr Damian Gomez on the
94.9FM Radio Talk Show on
Tuesday, April 3, 2007. His
statements about the judicial
system reminded me of letters
I have written to the press in
recent years criticising the sys-
tem and indicating how it was
helping criminals in our
nation. I was also very pleased
to hear his comments about
the exceptional work being
done by the police over the
past years. I have been saying
all along that our Police Force
is the best in the region. One
only has to look at the statis-
tics to find that the detection
rate on major crime is among
the best in the world. The
overcrowded prisons and the
massive backlog of cases are
evidence of the exceptional
work being done by our Police
Force. Yet, there are those
who are calling for recruit-
ment from the UK and other
countries to increase the
strength of our Force. We do
not need the assistance; our
Police personnel are perform-
ing with distinction; the exec-
utives of the Force have
demonstrated their commit-
ment and their ability to take
on the challenge and there is
no shortage of Bahamian
recruits. The only area for
which help may be considered
are in the scenes of crime and
DNA Units, whose personnel
are presently being over-
worked due to the large num-
ber of murders in the coun-
try.
We know that the strength
of the Force was somewhat
depleted with the introduction
of community policing and
urban renewal. Many of its
finest were attached to these
units. A major success of the
community policing unit is the
closing of the gap between
Police and the public. I would
say that community policing
urban renewal have been a
resounding success.
It is about time that our
Police Force, through its pub-
lic relations start providing the
public and, of course, the
politicians with information
about the successes of the two
programmes.
The recent promotions indi-
cate that more room has been
made at the top by providing
additional senior assistant
commissioners, assistant com-
missioners, chief superinten-


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dents, superintendents, and
other additional ranks. Young
Police Officers have a lot of
top positions to look forward
to in the years to come.
I was never in favour of the
"big" promotions and as a
senior officer I tried to get the
system changed to one where
there will be immediate pro-
motions when vacancies
became available.
The reason being that after
the big promotions the Force
loses the standard of perfor-
mance of any of those officers,
who feel neglected, bypassed
or victimised. The ineffective
performance lasts for several
months until another big pro-
motion is on the horizon. With
a system of immediate pro-
motion as vacancies occur offi-
cers have to maintain a high
standard of performance at all
times to qualify.
Promotions have always
been criticised and dejected
(personnel alleges political
favours).
I have remained very close
to the Police Force and many
of the senior and junior offi-
cers.
I know of the dedication,
commitment and excellent
stanEdard of performance,
which was consistent. I am
hoping that those senior offi-
cers, who had become spe-
cialised and very successful in
certain areas of policing, in
particular criminal investiga-
tion will continue to perform
with credit in their new areas.
As an old detective I know/of
the great loss experienced
when experienced detectives


are plucked from the team. In
my twenty-five years in crimi-
nal investigation I had first
hand experience when the in-
put, consultation, dialogue and
directions were missed. It
helped when the replacement
came from within the team.
With the massive promotion
it must be realized by the
recipients that there is more
responsibility and the need for
more commitment. While the
Force has been very effective
in solving major crime there
are other areas in which the
same effect is lacking, namely
- discipline, eg dress code,
court appearances, conduct
and work attitude, etc. A mas-
sive effort must be made to
reduce the number of com-
plaints against Police person-
nel. There is the need for
crime prevention education
through public forums and an
effort to organise neighbour-
hood watch in all areas of the
country. The latter should be a
commitment of the officer in
charge of each division and
every policeman in the area
he/she resides.
The zero tolerance concept
introduced to the Force by Mr
B K Bonamy must be imple-
mented to deal with the hun-
dreds of minor crimes and
traffic violations seen on the
streets daily, eg motorcyclists
must wear helmets, food ven-
dors must have health certifi-
cates, and something must be
done about the clubs with
lewd dancing and prostitution.
Congratulations to all of
those officers promoted.
Please be assured of my con-
tinuing cooperation.
PAUL
THOMPSON
Nassau,
2007.


Action to save the

islands of Bimini
EDITOR, The Tribune.
FIRST, congratulations on your election in the Bahamas.
The Free National Movement put up a plan to establish marine
protected areas throughout the Bahamas.
Five sites were identified as priority for the Bahamian Marine
Reserve Network Bimini was at the top of this list.
We have learned about Bimini from National Geographic and
hope you will take strong action to save the islands of Bimini.
Thank you for your attention to our letter and for your action in
this very serious matter. May we have a reply as to what action will
be taken?
MR and MRS M
BERNSTEIN
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May, 2007.




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Man accused
of stealing
$2,000 of
phone cards
A MAN accused of stealing
$2,000 worth of GSM cell phone
cards, as well as a sum of cash,
was arraigned in Magistrate's
court yesterday.
It was alleged that Ocassio
Floyd, 28, sometime between
2am and 9am on Friday, March
30, being concerned with anoth-
er stole 100 GSM cards valued
at $2,000, along with $125 cash,
the property of Anthony
Albury. Floyd was also charged
with causing damage.
It was alleged that on Fri-
day, March 30, Floyd caused
damage to a black coin changer
in the amount of $1,800, and a
phone card vending machine in
the sum of $8,000, the property
of Anthony Albury.
On a shopbreaking charge, it
was alleged that Floyd, on Sun-
day, June 10, attempted to
break into Bahamian Paint, sit-
uated on the Tonique Williams
Darling and Milo Butler High-
ways.
The accused, who was
arraigned before Magistrate
Guillimena Archer at Court 10
on Nassau Street, pleaded not
guilty to the charges and was
granted bail in the sum of
$6,000 on the stealing and dam-
age charges with one surety, and
$1,000 bail on the attempted
shopbreaking charge.

30-year-old
faces charge
of firearm
possession
A 30-YEAR-OLD man from
Augusta Street was arraigned
in Magistrate's Court yesterday
on a firearm and ammunition
charge.
According to court dockets,
Carlton Miller, on Saturday,
June 1, was found in possession i
of a 9mm pistol. Court dockets
further stated that on Saturday,
June 1, the accused was found`
in possession of seven live
rounds of ammunition.
Miller was also charged with
threats of harm..It was alleged
that on Saturday, June 9, he
threatened to harm Herbert
Sears.
Miller who was arraigned
before Magistrate Guillimena
Archer at Court 10 on Nassau
Street, yesterday pleaded not
guilty to the charges and was
granted bail in the sum of
$10,000 with one surety on the
gun and ammunition charges,
aid $800 bail on the threats of
harm charge. The case was
adjourned to September 10.

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MINISTER of Education
Carl Bethel hit out at former
Prime Minister Perry Christie
for demonstrably "crippling"
the country's education sys-
tem by appointing one person
to serve as both Attorney
General and Minister of Edu-
cation under the PLP admin-
istration.
Mr Bethel, giving his con-
tribution to the budget debate,
told parliament on Tuesday
that having served in both
posts he knows first-hand the
necessary attention that each
job demands.
"Something had to suffer. It
was an insult to students, their
parents, the professionals and
administrators to have been
saddled with a part-time min-
ister. Every objective observer
called for a change, whether
it was the Bahamas Union of
Teachers, the general public,
newspaper editorials, the then
opposition all called for a
full-time minister of education.
"I cry shame upon the for-
mer prime minister for having
crippled education for more
than three years with a half-
time minister," he said.
Mr Bethel said that even
just a few weeks in office it is
apparent to him that the Min-
istry of Education demands
and needs the full, detailed,
focused and uninterrupted
attention of a full-time minis-
ter.
He said that the his govern-
ment's 2007/08 budget is
designed to reflect and main-
tain an inclusive system, and to
facilitate the continued growth
and success of the Bahamian
people.
"Higher levels of account-
ability, productivity and
empowerrilent will be antici-
pated-by those who have
placed their trust in us and giv-
en us the mandate for a third
time to govern this country,"
he said.
Mr Bethel said that in the
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sis will continue to be placed
on improving and enhancing
the core educational compo-
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the curriculum, as well as the
technology and physical plant.
"This government invests in
our children and citizenry
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expansion of the public edu-
cation system is the corner-
stone of the nation's econom-
ic and democratic future." he
said.
Mr Bethel emphasised that
the focus and mission of his
ministry is that or building
people.
It is because of this focus,
he said, that his government
has made thlie conscious deci-
sion to combine the ministries
of Education and Youth, .
Sports and Culture so that the
government's efforts can be
better rationalised and the
financial and human resources
can be appropriately allocated
and carefully managed.
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AN acute blood shortage
continues to be a year-round
problem in the Bahamas, chief
medical officer at the Ministry
of Health, Dr Merceline Dahl-
Regis said.
While the blood collection in
the Bahamas should be at 16,000
units annually, it is only at
around 5,000 units, or one third
or what should be collected
based on population size, she
said at a press conference to pro-
mote World Blood Donor Day.
"We are appreciative of those
who regularly donate blood
without any special incentive to
do so, but we need more blood
donors," Dr Dahl-Regis said.
The National Blood Bank
Committee has already begun
a strategy to increase the pool
of these blood donors with the
planned introduction of the club
25 programme, she said.
Dr Dalfl-Regis explained that
the programme places the focus
0. 'Young donors between the
ags of 17 and 25, and the forg-
ing of significant partnerships
with members of civil society.
The health ministry also
intends to create a centralised
blood bank service to ensure
standardisation and quality for
the collection of safe blood, as
well as appoint a national blood
procurement officer, she said.
Dr Dahl-Regis commended
the World Health Organisation's
regional body the Pan Ameri-
can Health Organisation
(PAHO) for providing "great".
technical support, training and
educational promotion activities
in the Bahamas and the
Caribbean in an effort to improve
the systems and ensure the vision
of safe blood to the public.
While the theme for this
year's World Blood Donor Day
is 'Safe Blood for Safe Moth-
erhood', PAHO Representative
Lynda Campbell said her organ-
isation decided the Americas
will have a different theme -
'Children the Gift of Life
through Blood Transfusions'.
Children from across
PAHO's member states who
have benefited from blood


* PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Health and
Social Development Barbara Burrows (standing) introduces
eight-year-old Deneka Brickell Rolle whose material, which
described her experience as a blood donor recipient won her a
trip to Washington, DC. Also pictured, from left are paediatric
haematologist/oncologist at PMH, Dr Corrine Sinquee and Pan
American Health Organisation representative Linda Campbell.
(Photo: BIS/Derek Smith)


donations were encouraged to
submit material that described
their experiences, Ms Campbell
explained.
After the entries were
reviewed, five children were
selected from Columbia,
Guatemala, Costa Rica, Suri-
name and the Bahamas to trav-
el to Washington, DC, to attend
the official PAHO World Blood
Donor celebrations.
The children who entered
into the competition have their
stories recorded in a booklet.
The recipient chosen from
the Bahamas is eight-year-old
Deneka Brickell Rolle.
Paediatric haematologist/
oncologist at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital, Dr Corrine Sin-
quee explained that Deneka
had leukaemia and survived to
tell the tale.
Another girl, Ashanti Rolle,
who has sickle cell enema, had
multiple strokes and several
blood transfusions in the
Bahamas before she had the
opportunity to go to California
to have bone marrow trans-
plantation, Dr Sinquee said.


At one point she had a blood
transfusion every month for
three yeais straight. it was dis-
closed.
Both girls' mothers appealed
to the public to give more
blood.
"I am very grateful to all of
the volunteer blood donors,
because there were many times
when I did not have anyone to
donate for her to get a blood
transfusion in a particular
month, and I had to rely on vol-
unteer donors," said Ashanti's
mother Rhonda Rolle,
"There are many other chil-
dren and adults who may need
transfusions. So I make an
appeal to those who can donate
blood to please do so and help
save a life," she said.
Blood Bank supervisor
Everette Miller noted that most
persons giving blood come in on
behalf of other persons, "and you
do not see them again for years.
"We encourage everyone to
give. Become more consistent.
Become volunteer blood
donors. We would really appre-
ciate that," he said.


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* PIRATE Anne Bonnie relates her story to tourists at Rawson Square.


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revitalises history


DURING this year's
Junkanoo Summer Festival
famous individuals in Bahamian
history will make an appearance
on Bay Street to create a unique
shopping experience for visitors.
Bahamians and tourists on
Bay Street will encounter
pirates such as Anne Bonnie,
multi-millionaires such as Sir
Harry Oakes, and Royal Gov-
ernors such as Woodes Rogers
during the next two months.
The appearances of actors
who portray the historic char-
acters are part of the Junkanoo
Summer Festival's "A Walk
Through History" initiative.
Every Tuesday and Friday
between June 8 and July 29,
from 10am to 4am, the charac-
ters will be stationed through-
out Bay Street, relating their
part in Bahamian history to
shoppers.
Janet Johnson, director of
events strategy and special pro-
jects in Ministry of Tourism,
said the effort is part of a move
to make Bay Street competitive
with other shopping districts in


Nassau and also add a special
element to people's shopping
experiences.
"It is all in good fun. It's edu-
cational and interactive, and
that's what we hope to do," she
said.
For the twice-weekly event,
Bay Street will be split up into
six blocks.
The history zone runs from
Navy Lion Road to Victoria
Avenue.
The age of discovery zone
will feature Christopher Colum-
bus and the Lucayans.
The age of exploration will
feature William Sayle and the
Eleutheran Adventurers.
There will also be blocks ded-
icated to piracy, Loyalists and
Africans, blockade and rum
runners, and the World Wars.
"We hope that Bahamians will
come back to Bay Street to shop.
We are also encouraging private
car park owners to open up their
car parks on weekends and make
it free of charge so that Bahami-.
ans can come down here to 'shop.
"That's why -they go to, the-


malls, because of the free park-
ing," Ms Johnson said.
Samantha Carter, former
Miss Bahamas Universe, is
among the cast of characters
who will appear on Bay Street.
Ms Carter portrays a historic
guest of the Royal Victoria
Hotel, which once stood at the
Victoria Gardens.
She said she and others will
have important bits of informa-
tion to share with shoppers.
"The most important thing is
the fact that we have history to
tell as a country. A lot of people
are not aware of our history.
So, not only our visitors will
become aware of what hap-
pened in the Bahamas, how we
became the way we are now,
but our locals will also be given
a chance to learn about our his-
tory," Ms Carter said.
A Walk Through History
characters can be found on Bay
Street between 10am and 4pm.
The entire shopping experi-
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pays courtesy call
S, A/MBASSADOR Designate of
Israel Yosef Livne yesterday pre-
.' :' scented his credentials to Deputy
-Pr"ime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette
during a courtesy call in the
Diplomatic Room at the Ministry
k ..'t. of Foreign Affairs.
... "B 3oth countries pledged to fos-
eir greater lies and create new
partnerships in the areas of trade,
'_o agriculture and reverse osmosis
projects.
The Deputy Prime Minister
Commended Israel on its major
successes in the field of reverse
OSMiOSiS.
(BIS phofo: Tim Aylen)



Bethel: people of Sea Breeze

will not turn their back on FNM


THE people of Sea Breeze
were not swayed by "PLP lies
and distortions" from voting
for someone who was "known
and trusted" and will not turn
its back on the FNM despite
the PLP's intentions to take
the seat to election court, MP
for the area and Minister of
Education Carl Bethel said.
Mr Bethel's constituency
will most likely be one of five
seats that the PLP is expected
contest in election court.
Addressing the House of(
Assembly on Tuesday. the
education minister said that


the opposition cannot deny
that although the battle was
long and hard, on the FNM
side, it was fairly fought.
"We weathered the
onslaught of the entire politi-
cal machinery of the PLP,
whether in terms of the arbi-
trary cutting of two polling
divisions in half, thereby con-
fusing and frustrating voters,
or in terms of flooding the
area with money, or the
legions of PLP campaign
workers from other con-
stituencies. together with the
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said.
Mr Bethel said although the
PLP is currently "bemoaning"
how the election process'was
conducted in Sea Breeze, they
changed the constituency
name, the boundaries, the can-
didate and despite this are
now are going to court to try
to change the results.
"No matter what they do,
the voters of Sea Breeze
decided that the change they
really needed was a change of
government, and they did just
that on May 2, 2007.
"So as the persons on that
side continue merely to fight
for themselves, we on this side 0
will continue to fight for the '
Bahamian people. As they
fight to hold onto power, we "
will fight to empower Bahami-
ans, as they fight to distract
and derail the wishes of the
voters, we will fight to make
the wishes of the voters come ,j
true." Mr Bethel said.
He said that under the pre-
vious FNM government, Sea
Breeze then called Holy '
Cross received two new pri-
msary schools where there
were none before ahd the
Charles Saunders Highway.
The process of new street-
lighting for the main Golf
Course Boulevard, as well as
the upgrading of the antiquat-
ed and dysfunctional electric-
ity system were also begun in
the area, he said.
"As for me, I will continue
to the struggle to fight for the 1
good people of the Sea Breeze
constituency who know that
when I was in I looked out for
them. When I was out I still '
looked out for them, and now <
that I am back, Sea Breeze 1
need not worry, I will look
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Farewell gala reception will honour




former Grand Bahama police chief


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Former
Grand Bahama police chief
Ellison Greenslade, who was
transferred to New Providence
following his promotion to
senior assistant commissioner,
will be honored at a farewell
gala reception in Freeport.
Senior officials at the Royal
Bahamas Police Force in Grand
Bahama announced that the
event will be held on June 22
in the convention centre at the
Westin at Our Lucaya Resort.
Mr Greenslade served as
assistant commissioner of police
in Grand Bahama for seven
years.
Chief Supt Emerick Seymour,
a member of the planning com-
mittee, said the event will allow
officers of the northern region
to show their appreciation to
Mr Greenslade for his contri-
butions over the years.


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FORMER Grand Bahama
police chief Ellison Greenslade
Mr Seymour said that many
things have been accomplished
within the region during Mr
Greenslade's time in office, par-
ticularly in the area of adminis-


tration of the force.
Mr Greenslade, who has a
Master's Degree in business
administration, is also responsi-
ble for the development of
information technology on the
police force.
The event, which starts at
7pm, will be attended by Com-
missioner Paul Farquharson,
and many senior officials and
officers from the Bimini,
Abaco, and the Berry Islands
districts.
Mr Greenslade has served as
a member of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force since
1979.
He graduated the top in class
at the Bahamas Police Acade-
my, receiving the coveted Baton
of Honor.
He attended the University
of Miami and obtained a Mas-
ter's Degree. He is also recipi-
ent of a post graduate certifi-
cate in police management
and criminal justice from
University of Leicester in the


United Kingdom.
Mr Greenslade also received
the Queen's Police Medal, the


Prime Minister's Above and
Beyond Award for Heroism,
Boss of the Year 2r 12 2i, i3, and


the police force medals for mer-
itorious service, as well as good
conduct.


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THE Department of Culture will continue to
invest in the development and promotion of the E
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival and plans
to provide workshops and training in the performing
arts for Family Island participants, Minister of State
for Culture Charles Maynard announced.
"In this way we plan to truly turn national all of
the entities that are now deemed as such," he said
during his 2007/08 budget communication in the
House of Assembly.
Minister Maynard said the National Arts Festival,
named after the first director of culture, provides a
singular opportunity for all Bahamians to compete
with one another for awards in various areas, includ-
ing music, dance and drama.
"The festival holds a great attraction for school-
age children and serves as a springboard for many of
them to launch a career in the arts," Minister May-
nard said.
"The festival, however, is more than just a youth
competition. It embraces Bahamians of all ages and
the community sector (of the competition) has been
a resounding success, especially among the Family
Islands."
"We endeavour to improve the quality of the per-
formances and increase opportunities for aspiring
artists to hone their skills," he said.
Mr Maynard added that consideration is also
being given to granting national status to a few oth-
er developing entities such as the Bahamas Con-
cert Orchestra.
The minister said the strengthening of some of the
country's other existing institutions is also neces-
sary.
He said the National Dance School, for exam-
ple, has been in the forefront of training dancers and
choreographers in the Bahamian society for many
years. Many of the owners of private dance schools


have passed through there as students.
"Recently, however, there has been a marked
decline in the quality and output of the National
Dance School.
"My ministry intends to halt this deterioration in
one of our premier cultural entities and restore the
school to its former position as a dominant factor in
shaping the cultural identity of the Bahamas," he
said.
Minister Maynard said there is also an urgent
need for Bahamians to write, document and record
the country's cultural history and to preserve "our
rich cultural heritage."
He said the music heritage and research unit is a
new aspect of his ministry, which was established
under the former government.
"Today we are in the process of giving this unit the
mandate to collect, document, preserve and dis-
seminate information about Bahamian music of all
kinds.
"It is our goal to use the results of this research to
produce materials for our schools and for the general
population," he said.
Mr Maynard pointed out that music is a vital part
of the country's cultural history and that Bahamians
should not only know the history of Bach or
Chopin.
"It is imperative that they know about Blind
Blake, Joseph Spence, Timothy Gibson and Freddie
Munnings, Sr," he said.
To this end, the minister said, his government
will allocate resources for the required specialists and
musicologists needed to traverse the islands and
compile their findings.
"Resources will also be allocated for transforming
these findings into useful tools for the education of
our people, as well as for their entertainment and
cultural growth," Minister Maynard said.


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stated that police have done a
"good job to date" with pro-
tecting those who are due to
testify.
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possibility of regional witness
protection programme being set
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from those countries to be
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Such a possibility might
increase the number of persons
who are willing to testify, where
currently some are fearful of
coming forward for fear of
becoming a target of crime.
However, it has also been
noted that the issue of protect-
ing witnesses would be a less
pressing one if crime fighters
were able to rely less on wit-
ness testimony, and more on
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SFormer assistant commis-
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silence them, as an affidavit can
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place of the individual's spoken
testimony.
In fact, once such an affidavit
has been taken, it would be in
the accused's interest for the
individual to appear as their
cross-examination may be ben-
eficial to their defence, said Mr
Thompson.
Witness protection is a con-
cern for Dr David Allen, psy-
chiatrist and chairman of the
commission behind the Urban
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He has spoken out repeated-
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by Bahamians who have been
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He added that Caricom
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FNM 'culture

of fear' claim

FROM page one
try. However I am judged by
history, the one thing that is cer-
tain is that those who would
succeed me will learn from what
is happening now and are most
unlikely to be as trusting as I
was," he said.
"I fear that my actions of
decency and fair play have now
been undone in just six weeks,"
the leader of the opposition
added.
Mr Christie also told the
House that as prime minister
he left in place people who
could almost be described as
"operatives", but he made this
decision because they were
Bahamians, who too had the
right to work, free of fear.
PLP leader Perry Christie
(BIS Photo Patrick Hanna)


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FROM page one

have a chance (to make a
decision)," he said.
After receiving the brhi nt of
this verbal assault almost
alone in the House. Mr
Christie was finally joined by
the majority of his party.
Mr Ingraham said he asked
k Mr Christie earlier that day if
b*,he had "missed" being prime
%minister, to which he claimed
.'.Mr Christie replied "Yes,
yves
- "I wasn't sure yout under-
I. stood me so I asked you two
," more times," Mr Ingraham
said to Mr Christie. "And on
each occasion he said. 'Yes he
did'. And I understand. Now
p in my case I didn't miss being
k- prime minister. I didn't dream
"* about becoming prime minis-
',.ter again notwithstanding
^'what the leader of the oppo-
,-,sition was saying about my
', ^jonsing' for power. I was sat-
J'isfied that I did my best each
Pfand every day I was in office.
"And the transition for me
from being prime minister to
being a citizen and a member
of parliament was an easy one
for me. I regret that my friend,
, the leader of the Opposition
can't say the same thing. But I
hope that as he wrestles with
his inner being he will come to
terms about that reality about
which he cannot do anything,"
he said.


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Christie blasts Ingraham over




Bank of Bahamas chairman


FROM page one
yesterday took the opportuni-
ty to speak out on the resigna-
tion of Mr Jarrett from the
board of the Bank Bahamas.
According to Mr Jarrett, the
request for his resignation came
directly from the Prime Minis-
ter's office.
Mr Christie lambasted Mr
Ingraham for the removal of
Mr Jarrett, who was appoint-
ed to the post of the bank's
chairman in December 2004
under the PLP government.
"You asked me if I could
help you to get Al Jarrett out of
the position," Mr Christie
shouted at the prime minister
across the floor of House yes-
terday morning.
The PLP leader said that
when he became prime minis-
ter in 2002 he left Hugh Sands,
who had been appointed in
1996 under the previous FNM
government, in place as chair-
man of the Bank of the
Bahamas for another two
years.
"I left him in place because it
was important, at least for a
season, to create the powerful
imagery that my government
was sufficiently secure to cause
the Bahamians who did not
support us politically, to remain
in posts and show that they can
do as good a job for my gov-
ernment as they did for the
government that put them
there.
"This government, sadly to
say, has a totally different
view," he said.
Mr Christie added that Mr
Jarrett's removal was conduct-
ed in an undignified manner,
with Mr Ingraham pulling up
along side Mr Jarrett in his


vehicle outside of the Bank of
the Bahamas and asking him
to step down from his post.
As long as such practices are
taking place, Mr Christie said,
there can be no healing
between the FNM and the
PLP.
Prime Minister Ingraham
responded to Mr Christie by
saying that the request for Mr
Jarrett's resignation was han-
dled in the correct manner.
He said that leading up to
the general election, Mr Jarrett
made "all sorts of allegations"
against him and his fellow
FNMs on various radio sta-
tions.
Mr Ingraham explained that
Mr Jarrett failed to respond to
several resignation requests,
even after persons within the
financial services sector talked
to him about the matter.
Finally, the prime minister
said, he saw Mr Jarrett outside
of the bank one day and per-
sonally talked to him about
resigning.
"I said, 'Al, why are you
making it so difficult, just
resign'," Mr Ingraham said.
The prime minister said that
he sought advice from the pri-
vate law firm which represents


the Bank of the Bahamas.
The law firm, he said, told
him that he had the "unfettered
right" to terminate Mr Jarrett
as he was not an employee at
the bank, but a member of the
board.
He was also advised, Mr
Ingraham said, that Mr Jarrett
would not have to be remuner-
ated in any way.
"You don't have to pay him
a nickel or a dime," Mr Ingra-
ham said citing the bank's
lawyers.
"Notwithstanding that," the
prime minister said, "I gave
instructions to give him three
months pay. Now I'm the, vic-
timiser," Mr Ingraham said.
The Bank of the Bahamas
on Tuesday gave notice that,
effective from June 8, Mr Jar-
rett is no longer a director or
chairman with the bank.
Mr Jarrett told The Tribune
yesterday that was very pleased
with Mr Christie's statements in
the House of Assembly, but
that he feels nothing further
needs to be said on the matter.
He said his time at the Bank
of the Bahamas was a very
exciting one, but that he is now
looking forward to moving on
with his life.


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Pictured froin left during a courtesy call on the Minister of Lands
and Local Government, the Hon Sidney Collie are Chief Director,
Americas, in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador
Mbulelo Rakwena, South African High Commissioner for all
CARIC(( I! States and Ambassador to Haiti Adv Faith Doreen
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the Minister ofl Lands and Local
(.overlinetit. Sidnev Collie, on
Tuesday.
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African Diaspora conferences in
Kingston. lamaica, in 201)5 ait!
lKhairtoum. Sda.n in 2006.
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because we know this will fun tier
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to the peculiarities of Africans,
and the African Diaspora. ,
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explained that these conferences ,
are trying to achieve a number of
things. While the AU is made up ri-
of five regions, it is trying to
include the African Diaspora as
the sixth region.
"The importance of the
African Diaspora begs the ques-
tion of the recognition of such," '
Ambassador Rakwena said. '
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change the way Africans or per- ("i
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throughout the world. "1'
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and the desire is to cast the image,'5.i
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appreciation, he said.
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logue and to "engender a sense of, ",
co-operation" between Africa,,,,
and the Diaspora, Ambassador 'i
Rakwena explained. ,o
This dialogue needs to include
discussions on the part Africa and
those of African ancestry play in
trade, economic development and
the health systems found through-
out world, he said.


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"We had our largest contingent
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advancing to the finals.
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Providence counterparts.
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Bahamas, and more importantly, .
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Shorneka Thompson of Inagua '
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San Salvador High School; I
Cliffrielle Sands of Central
Eleuthera High School: Brooke 4
Sherman uo Bishop Michael
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sau in the last week of May. Mr
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* BEIJING
THE Olympic image
could be. damaged by alle-
gations that children as
young as 12 are being
employed to make official-
ly licensed products for the
2008 Beijing Olympics,
according to Associated
Press.
That's the message
Wednesday from Chen
Feng, deputy director of
marketing for the 2008 Bei-
jing Olympics, who has
summoned four manufac-
turers to Beijing to answer
charges of labor-law viola-
tions in the making of
Olympic goods.
A report released Sunday
entitled "No Medal for the
Olympics on Labor Rights"
alleges four factories in
southern China broke
national labor laws on child
labor, overtime pay and
minimum wages to make
souvenirs for the 2008
Olympics.
The four manufactures
acknowledge they have
Olympic contracts, but
deny charges in the report
by Brussels-based PlayFair
2008. The report also says
the Beijing organizers -
and the Lausanne-based
International Olympic
Committee are doing
too little to guarantee ethi-
cal work conditions in the
making of official products
that carry the five-ring
Olympic logo.
Chen said he planned to
meet Wednesday with rep-
resentatives of the four
companies. Li Zhanjun,
director of the Beijing
Olympic media center, said
it would be several days
before any findings might
be released.
"We don't want them
(makers of Olympic prod-
ucts) to damage the
Olympic image," Chen
said. "We want them to
realize that their perfor-
mance in terms of corpo-
rate responsibility, environ-
mental protection and
Quality control has a lot to
do with the image of the
Olympics, and the reputa-
tion of the Olympic
games."
Chen said there was a
"huge gap between the
report and what the busi-
nesses told us. They have
told us they did not employ
child labor at all."
Chen, repeating threats
made earlier by Jiang
Xiaoyu, executive vice
president of the Beijing
Olympic organizing com-
mittee, said contracts
would be terminated if vio-
lations were found.
"We will continue our
investigation until we find
the truth," Chen said. "If
we find any problems, we
will severely punish those
violators."
PlayFair's report -
along wi t the actual
charges has drawn atten-
tion to the vast wealth gap
in China. Beijing is spend-
ing at least $40 billion to
modernize the city for the
Olympics, a sharp contrast
to the legal minimum wage
in southern China of $90 a
month.
Chen also promised a
crackdown on the sale of
counterfeit Olympic mer-
chandise which, like fake
DVDs and knockoffs of
designer goods, is for sale
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country, the warden said
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ciated Press.
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Beret, was pardoned by Presi-
dent Hamid Karzai in late
March as part of a general
amnesty. Rahim Ahmadzai,
Idema's Afghan lawyer, said the
American left the prison out-
side Kabul on June 2 and flew
out of Afghanistan. He did not
know Idema's destination.
Shamir, the warden of
Policharki prison where Idema
was held, said Idema had want-
ed to stay in Afghanistan but
couldn't for legal reasons.
Shamir, who like many Afghans
goes by one name, said he trans-
ported Idema and his dog, Nina,
to the Kabul airport for the
flight out.
"He wanted to stay in
Afghanistan, but there was no
way for him to stay," Shamir
said.
In an e-mail to The Associat-
ed Press, Idema wrote, "I can't
and won't tell anyone where I
am and what I am doing."
Edward P. Birsner, the consul
at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul,
said in court documents filed in
Washington this week that Ide-
ma had left for "an unknown
destination."
The documents were filed in
a case in which Idema accused
the FBI and State Department
of ordering his torture and
manipulating the Afghan judi-
cial system.
Idema's U.S. attorney, John
Tiffany, would not say where
Idema flew to but said he does


not believe he was immediately
heading to the United States.
"At some point, he'd like to
come back to the United
States," Tiffany said. "He's an
American. He loves his~ coun-
try."
Idema was sentenced to 10
years in prison by a Kabul court
in September 2004 on charges
of entering Afghanistan illegal-
ly, making illegal arrests, estab-
lishing a private jail and tortur-
ing their captives.
Two other Americans were
also convicted. Brent Bennet
was sentenced to 10 years but
was released in September.
Freelance cameraman Edward
Caraballo was sentenced to
eight years; he was released in
April 2006.
Some of the Afghans Idema
imprisoned claimed they were
beaten and their heads held
under water. However, Idema
says he never mistreated pris-
oners and the prosecution
offered scant evidence at his-
sometimes chaotic Kabul trial.
Idema, who has maintained
that his activities in Afghanistan
were sanctioned by the U.S.
government, claims'to have
fought with the Northern
Alliance forces that toppled the
Taliban regime in late 2001. He
was featured in a book about
the Afghan war called "Task
Force Dagger: The Hunt for bin
Laden."
The U.S. military acknowl-
edges accepting prisoners from
Idema in Afghanistan in 2004
and the separate NATO-led
force there helped him with
raids near Kabul.
However, the military soon
denounced him as an imposter
and he was arrested only a few
months after entering the coun-
try.
Abdul Wahab Jwinda, an
Afghan army commander who
said he saw Idema off at the


Kabul airport, said several
Afghan military and two U.S.
personnel accompanied Idema
to the plane.
Jwinda said he and Idema
fought against the Taliban
together in eastern Afghanistan
shortly after the U.S.-led inva-
sion in 2001. Idema had tears
in his eyes while saying good-
bye, Jwinda said.
"I may be leaving
Afghanistan, but my heart will
stay in Afghanistan," he quoted
Idema as saying.
Tiffany said Idema flew out
of the country from the main
U.S. base at Bagram. It wasn't
clear if the plane flew from
Kabul then to Bagram before
leaving the country.
"If this individual truly was
convicted and truly did all the
things they say he did, how
could he leave from Bagram
Air Force Base, a military air-
port?" Tiffany said.
Idema, who served three
years in U.S jail for fraud in the
1980s, told the AP by cell phone
from Policharki last month that
he had stayed in prison even
after being freed because he
risked arrest by Afghan intelli-
gence agents. He said that
departing would harm his
chances of recovering docu-
ments, tapes and computer files
that show his alleged relation-
ship with U.S. officials.
A U.S. federal judge in April
said the United States had to
respond to a lawsuit by Idema
alleging that the State Depart-
ment and FBI illegally kept him
imprisoned, directed his torture
and destroyed evidence. Idema
said he has audio recordings
and documents to back up his
claims.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul
responded by saying that since
Idema had been freed by
Karzai, his claims no longer had
merit.


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* STUTTGART, Germany

DEFENCE Secretary
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mept in Afghanistan, will
press allies in meetings this
week to provide significantly
mord trainers for the Afghan


Senior officials lay out Gates' expectations


National Army and police,
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troop commitments in
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an effective central govern-
ment.
In particular, NATO offi-
cials said they have found
armor-piercing roadside
bombs known as' explo-
sively formed penetrators, or
EFPs in Kabul.
The struggle to pressure
NATO countries to live up
to their commitments has
also prompted Gates to ques-
tion whether the alliance
should continue to mount a
25,000-troop response force.
The NATO response force
has been developed as quick
reaction troops who could
respond to emergencies in


the region. But Gates is ques-
tioning whether that is an
appropriate way to use the
hard-to-muster military
resources, considering that
the allies are having so much
trouble coming up with the
forces for an ongoing war.
The U.S. currently has
26,000 troops in Afghanistan,
including some 14,000 in the
NATO-led force.
Another issue likely to
come up during the meeting
is the ongoing controversy
over the U.S. proposal to site
missile defence radars and
interceptors in eastern
Europe.
Russian President Vladimir
Putin, in a recent meeting
with President Bush offered
up an alternative, that would
allow joint use of a radar sta-
tion in Azerbaijan.
Russia has strenuously
opposed U.S. plans to put the
missile defence systems in
Poland and the Czech
Republic.
Gates is expected to meet
with the Russian defence
minister.
And one senior defence
official said that while they
don't believe the session will
provide a great deal of detail
on the Russian counterpro-
posal, "we would be
very receptive to any clarifi-
cation the Russians would
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FTMI Welcomes New Pastor
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BISHOP SIS. LORNA WILSON
PHILEMON WILSON, J.P.

Faith Temple Ministries International (FTMI), a Church of God Church in the Bahamas is pleased to a
announce its newly appointed Senior Pastor, Bishop Philemon Rudolph Wilson, and his wife, Sis. Lorna
Wilson.

Bishop Wilson is no stranger to Faith Temple, having grown up in the church. He joined Faith Temple
Church of God in 1969, and served in several areas of ministries as: Bus Driver, Sunday School Teacher.
Sunday School Superintendent. Member of the Christian Education Board. Member of World Missions
Board, Pastor's Council, Youth Camp Director, organized the first Pioneer's for Christ in the Bahamas and
his last and most noted post. Youth Minister. Pastor Wilson is also one of the founding members of Faith
Temple Christian Academy, formerly (Beth-Phil School).

He and his wife returned home after 20 years as pastor of the Cathedral of Praise Church of God. located
in Mt. Pleasant Village in the western district of New Providence, and he comes back home with a wealth
of experience.

Having a quest to learn more about God and the most effective ways to minister, he attended The Assembly
of God Bible College. Carmichael Bible College, and Templeton Theogicagical Seminary. As a result he
received several certificates, among them are: Bahamas Ministerial Seminar Certificate: Exhorters Licences
and Lay Evangelism Certificate. In 2003, he received his Doctor of Divinity Degree from Vision International
College and University in Remona. California

Bishop Wilson received his Minister's licences in 1989 and was ordained as a Bishop in the Church of God
in 1990. He presently serves in the following capacities: District Overseer of Cat Island and San Salvador.
Member of the National Building Committee, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos: Member of the Church of God
National Ministerial Care and Development Board. He is a Marriage Officer and a Justice of the Peace in
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Bishop Wilson can be described as a pastor's pastor, one who has
a shepherd's heart, with a burning desire for souls.

He and his wife, both natives of Cat Island, were married in 1969 and they have four sons: Kevin, Darrin.
Michael and Prince. Sis. Wilson gave up a promising career in Nursing and supports her husband faithfully
in the ministry.

On June 1, 2007, Bishop and Sis. Wilson said goodbye to the Cathedral of Praise congregation in the west
and made the journey back home to the east to pastor Faith Temple Ministries International, and with his


return comes a mission to restore, unite and rebuild.

During his first message back home, Bishop Wilson, told the congregation that his return to Faith Temple
has been nothing short of God's divine plan. "I am indeed honoured to have been chosen to lead," added
Bishop Wilson and he assured the members that he will be there for them.

Faith Temple Ministries International now looks forward with great anticipation to: "A New Beginning, A
Fresh Start," as it welcomes back home one of its own. a "Son of the Soil," Bishop Philemon R. Wilson.





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The action staged by public
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lunchtime protests.
With a heavy police presence


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could do about it.
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the contract was by a squeeze. Essen-
tially, this required East to have most
of the outstanding hearts and clubs.
Accordingly, declarer won the dia-
mond lead and cashed five trump
tricks, producing this position:
North
TAK7
4AK65


East
VQJIO0
+QJ92


When he next played another
trump, discarding dummy's low
heart, East was squeezed. He could
not discard a heart because South
would then cash the A-K to establish
the six of hearts as a trick. So East
discarded a club. This didn't help
either, because declarer cashed the
A-K of clubs and ruffed a club to
establish dummy's six as his 13th
trick.


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ACROSS
1 Where everybody was terribly sad
about a murder (6)
7 Once mail sorting place, usually
underground (4,4)
8 City with some vagrancy (4)
10 Hold tightly to nothing less than one's
own idea (6)
11 They can increase people's toxic
content (6)
14 It's less than the total you
add up (3)
16 A cheery rhyme, yet weird (5)
17 Garden once at No. 10 (4)
19 Remains in support of a good
figure (5)
21 Running through Paris sounds
sane enough (5)
22 Gave one's playmates
a hand (5)
23 A little light is good, though
not strong (4)
26 An often moving musician (5)
28 Person in favour of
remuneration (3)
29 If you have a hand in it, It won't be for
long (6)
30 II expecting a tip, will he be
patient? (6)
31 Among the cheapest menagerie
exhibits? (4)
32 They're left to the survivors (8)
33 One's promise to uncle? (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS:1, AM-bit 6, Suppe(-r) 9, Cushion 10, Div.-an 11,
LI-bya 12, S-no-ot 13, Petunia 15, Set. 17, Onus 18,
Pop-eye 19, Alain 20, Cr.-I-spy 22, B-ass 24, Has 25,
Silence 26, Might 27, Tonic 28, Rural 29, Sorties 30,
Fa-U-st 31, D-E-fer
DOWN: 2, M-aid-en 3, Icarus 4, Tun 5, China 6, Solo-Mon.
7, Unit 8, Payday 12, Silly 13, P-or-ch 14, Tun-Is. 15,
Sedan 16, Terse 18, Pi-pl-t 19, A-pric-O-T 21, Ramona 22,
Be-mus-e 23, Scrape 25, S-hot-S 26, Miss. 28, Red


UUWN
1 Possibly piped to the end of the line
from somewhere in France (6)
2 Of many soldiers, only one in a
foreign place (6)
3 Read something diagnostic? (4)
4 Optical overture (4,3)
5 A better judge? (5)
6 Let a learner have a little leisure! (5)
8 A wanted contribution to the pot (4)
9 Almost torn up as simply rubbish (3)
12 The sidesman's boy? (3)
13 Former Beetle's call for love (5)
15 All the same, it's not sparkling (5)
18 Is he not all wicked? (5)
19 In use, always tastes salty (3)
20 Soldier, perhaps, or robber of food
from a peasant (3)
21 How Vic Rees rejoined the
navy, say (7)
22 It flows in the tide, especially (3)
23 Be sorry for an endlessly grim
woman (6)
24 They're drawn in substantial
amounts (4)
25 Sing of a crazy brawl over a cigarette
end (6)
26 Song of the waving palms (5)
27 In extremes of penury, she has a
simple breakfast (5)
28 The mushy food dad's soft on? (3)
30 White-headed snake that stings
rather than bites (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Crash 6, Stack 9, Coarser 10, Scare 11,
Round 12, Habit 13, Dropout 15, Alp 17, Idle 18, Butter
19, Hairs 20, Cretan 22, Safe 24, Her 25, Devised 26,
Fired 27, Kebab 28, Speak 29, Dutiful 30, Beret 31,
Never
DOWN: 2, Record 3, Scrape 4, Hoe 5, Great 6, Serious 7,
Trot 8, Candle 12, Human 13, Ditch 14, Older 15, Atlas 16,
Pried 18, Breed 19, Halibut 21, Revere 22, Simple 23,
Female 25, Denim 26, Fade 28, Sun


ACROSS
1 Emphasise (6)
7 Innocuous (8)
8 Rant (4)
10 Served (6)
11 Shopping street (6)
14 Allow (3)
16 Melodies (5)
17 Sleigh (4)
19 Man's name (5)
21 Claw (5)
22 Warehouse (5)
23 Centre (4)
26 Material (5)
28 Body of water (3)
29 Pass by (6)
30 Girdle (6)
31 lRem (4)
32 Jumper (8)
33 Dozen (6)


DOWN
1 Angry looks (6)
2 Delighted (6)
3 Hut (4)
4 Make tidy (7)
5 Started (5)
6 Charred
remains (5)
8 Annoy (4)
9 Animal doctor (3)
12 Dog (3)
13 Postpone (5)
15 Punctuation mark (5)
18 Neighbouring (5)
19 Knock (3)
20 Obtained (3)
21 Anxiety (7)
22 Immerse (3)
23 Shade of red (6)
24 Kiln (4)
25 Whole (6)
26 Oozes (5)
27 List (5)
28 Boy (3)
30 Terse (4)


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THURSDAY,
JUNE 14

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 "
It's time to finally make a declin
on that proposal, Aries. These al11
tactics are doing nothing but hurtig
your reputation. Make a choice,
regardless of the consequences.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21^'.
Dream big, Taurus, because if. you
put your mind to it, you can certainly
accomplish anything. There will be
doubters, but you will prove them
wrong in your endeavors. -,
GEMINIr- May 22/Jun 21.'
You can't always be in control,
Gemini, so relinquish the reigns
to someone dear to you, whom
you trust. Giving up a little power
will teach you humility:
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22';
You're losing touch with someone
who was close to you, Cancer. It htfrts
that the friendship is fading. Do y.ur
part to rekindle this relationship he
extra effort is worth it.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Hold your temper, Leo, even wten
someone purposefully pushes your I
buttons. Anger and harsh words will
riot remedy the situation, so be the -+
Digger person in all of this.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22.,
You will feel the need to help out
someone at work this week, Vi4go.
Resist the temptation to do,'so
because it may put your job in je6p-
ardy if you interfere.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 "
Take a moment to plot out your
immediate future, Libra. Considering
you haven't been as happy as yo.u'd
like to be with your career patL.,-
make a change now. .?
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
There will never be the perfect time
to make a drastic career change,, so
stop complaining about your current
situation, and do something about it.
Just realize the pluses and minuses.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/De 21
You've recently made it through a
rough patch, Sagittarius, and have-
come through no worse for.,the
wear. File this experience away and
move on to more positive things.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan:20
A person's good humor can only? be
pushed so far; Think before you speak
when confronted with the individual
you've been teasing, Capricowj It
could come back to bite you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Febq18
Having taken financial investn4nts
into your own hands, Aquarius 'ou
may have found you're more i4 the
red than in the black. Consult ,with
an expert to turn things around.-#
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20 :.
A special project at work requires
creativity and imagination ---two
traits that you have in abundahce.
Show off and enjoy the rewards.


CHESS by0Leonard Barden


Magnus Carlsen v Vasily
Ivanchuk, Amber Monaco 2007.
Norway's Carlsen, 16 years old,
is widely tipped as a future
world champion, and the
assessment will become
stronger after Monaco, a
150,000 event financed by the
computer millionaire Joop v an
Oosterom who resides there and
has named the event after his
daughter. The tournament has a
rather wacky format, half the
games played blindfold and the
rest rapid chess with half an
hour each for the complete
game. Carisen's blindfold vision
proved lacking and he finished
near the bottom in this section,
but in the more important rapid
games he really impressed,
sharing second prize with
reigning world champion Vlad
Kramnik. Today's puzzle was the


8384
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a -c b -d1 c


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teenager's best finish. He has
sacrificed two pawns, but the d7
pawn ties down the black army
and cuts off Ivanchuk's queen from
king defence. It took just two
moves for Carisen to force
resignation. What was White's
knock-out punch, and why did
Black surrender?
LEONARD BARDEN


Chess solution 8384:1 Rxh5! gxh5 2 Qf5 Resigns.
The threat is 3 Qxf7 mate. If 2...Bxh6 3 Bxh6+ Ke7 (Kg8
4 Qg5+ mates) 4 Rel+ Kd6 5 Bf4+ wins the queen.


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in 'multi-million' expansion


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ROBIN Hood, the-well-
known Bahamian retailer, has
begun work on a major expan-
sion that will increase its retail
selling space from 16,000 square
feet to "a little less than 90,000
square feet" when completed
by November 2007. The com-
pany is spending "many millions
of dollars" to emulate the shop-
ping experience Bahamians
enjoy in major US stores.
Sandy Schaefer, Robin
Hood's president, yesterday
said the retailer would trans-
form itself into a one-stop shop-
ping destination experience for
Bahamians, much like Wal-
Mart, Target and other major
retailers have done in the US,
and build on the reputation it
has established for providing
consumers in this nation with
quality products that are com-
petitively priced.
Work has already begun on
the first phase of Robin Hood's
expansion in the Summerwinds


* Retailer to expand from 16,000 sq ft to 90,000 sq ft of in-store selling space by
November, emulating Wal-Mart models
* Company's sales up 30% year-to-date, with profits ahead by 'mid-20s', as shrinkage
well below national average
* Prices to be kept competitive, as Robin Hood aims to create destination shopping
experience that Bahamians encounter in US and encourage more to shop at home


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE proposed design for the
new $250-$350 million terminal
buildings at Lynden Pindling
International Airport will be
presented to the Government
for approval this September, it
was revealed yesterday, with
completion of construction
work on the project to revitalise
the Bahamas main gateway due
in 2012.
Craig Richmond, president
and chief executive of the Nas-
sau Airport Development Com-
pany (NAD), told the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's annu-
al general meeting (AGM) that
transforming the airport into a
"world class experience" for
Bahamians and tourists was
likely to take five years.
Presenting the latest design
for the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport, Mr Richmond
indicated that of the current ter-
minals and buildings, only the
existing US departure terminal
is likely to be retained when the


anything 'injurious to our

economic and fiscal stability'


N By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THE Bahamian business
community must take a closer
look at the effect carbon emis-
sions have on the costs of doing
business in this country, the out-
going Chamber of Commerce
president said yesterday, while
the Government needs to
encourage the use of alternate
fuel sources and conservation
measures.
Tanya Wright, who is also
director of the Caribbean Asso-
ciation of Industry and Com-
merce (CAIC) recently attend-
ed a Caribbean Council on Cli-
mate Change and the
Caribbean economy.
She told The Tribune that the
conference was very timely, par-
ticularly given the Bahamas'
recent signing of the Declara-
tion of Panama, which indicates
a commitment to looking at var-
ious sources of energy and the
development of a sustainable
energy policy.
This, Mrs Wright said, came


Schaefer told The Tribune.
"The whole idea is to make this
a significant destination where
people satisfy their desires.
We're going to make an exciting
shopping experience without
increasing prices. This will be a
shopping experience like you
get in the supermarkets in the
US.
"We've built up this critical
mass and momentum which has
offered us the opportunity to
build this building.
He added: "We've got a


great track record. Our sales
are up 30 per cent for this year
to date, and our profits are up
in the mid-20s [percentage
wise]. Those are great num-
bers, We've done extremely
well.
"Our shrinkage rate and
defection rate [inventory that
is accidentally dropped and bro-
ken] is less than 1 per cent. The
national average on shrinkage is
between 4 per cent to 8 per
cent."
Ms Schaefer added that all


necessary government permits
and approvals for the expan-
sion had been received. Robin
Hood will lease the new prop-
erty from its current Summer-
winds Plaza landlord, ex-Blue
Hills MP and PLP Cabinet min-
ister, Leslie Miller.
The foundations for the new
retail space in the existing ware-
house are currently being
poured, involving 10,000 square
feet of concrete.
SEE page 6B


Plaza, located off the Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway,
which will expand the retailer's
existing retail space from 16,000
square feet to 28,000 square feet
by early August 2007 in time
for the Back-to-School shop-
ping season.
Mr Schaefer explained that
this would be done by moving
the warehouse from its existing
location in the plaza into where
the retail store currently is, and
reducing the former in size by
50 per cent through having


more inventory and goods on
the shop floor.
When the full expansion is
completed by November, the
Robin Hood president said the
store would have 104,000 square
feet of space that was covered,
due to the presence of genera-
tors and bikes outside. Of that
amount, 90,000 square feet will
be inside in the store.
"It will qualify us as the
largest store, not only in the
Bahamas, but the Caribbean
from studies we've done," Mr


revamped airport is completed.
He added that a new US ter-
minal building, dealing with US
departures, would be con-
structed to the right of the exist-
ing building (when viewed from
the road).
"We expect that three years
from now, in 2010, the US ter-
minal building will be finished,"
Mr Richmond said. He indicat-
ed that the existing US depar-
tures building would be
retained, upgraded and likely
used for international arrivals,
while the current domestic and
international arrivals and depar-
tures terminals would be totally
demolished and replaced with
a new facility.
"We estimate that the new
terminal is going to cost
between $250-$350 million," Mr
Richmond told the Chamber's
AGM. "This design is still in
flux. This is design number 10.
We're consulting with our
stakeholders in two weeks
again."
SEE page 12B


The Bahamas is "not under
any pressure at all" to reform
its taxation system and switch
from customs duties to a sales
or value added tax (VAT),
the minister of state for
finance told The Tribune,
despite the likely pressures
this nation and its tax system
will face if it and CARICOM
are forced to negotiate a Free
Trade Agreement (FTA) with
the US.
Zhivargo Laing reiterated
the position stated by his pre-
decessor in the PLP adminis-
tration, James Smith, namely


that if the Bahamas was forced
to reform its taxation system -
because customs and import
duties were considered a
restrictive tariff barrier to trade
- it would be given a lengthy
time period in which to phase
the changes in.
He queried whether it was
"a fair assumption" to make


that if the Bahamas was forced
to enter into a trade agreeme-t
with the US, as a replacement
for the Caribbean Basin Ini-
tiative (CBI), it would auto-
matically be required to do
away with its customs duties-
reliant tax structure.
SEE page 4B


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in the face of recognisied cli-
mate change threats due to the
level of greenhouse gas emis-
sions.
She said she wanted to see
the Bahamas' largest green-
house gas emitters the hospi-
tality and aviation industries,
in particular, join together to
find ways to reduce the
Bahamas' carbon footprint -
the trail of carbon emissions
left by use and deployment of
various forms of energy that
can then be applied across
industry.
For instance, Mrs Wright said
that in the area of food and bev-
erage there should be an exam-
ination of the way that foods
are preparedto determine if
there are more energy-efficient
methods.
She added that adaptive mea-
sures in the food and beverage
industry, for energy efficiency
and management, in some cases
had reduced costs by some 30-
40 per cent.
SEE page 9B


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Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national yesterday unveiled $8.5
million in net income for the
nine months to March 31, 2007,
but shareholders seemingly
shrugged off the costs of invest-
ing in new operating systems
with the bank's share price up
25.5 per cent since July 2006.
The bank's stock is inching
closer towards the $10 mark,
standing at $9.40 yesterday, a
rise over the $7.49 per share the
price stood at in July 2006.
"The unprecedented
growth of Bank of the
Bahamas share price' of
$9.40, as listed on BISX at the
end of the third fiscal quar-
ter, reaffirms the public's con-
fidence in the bank's policies,
business strategy and initia-
tives," said Paul McWeeney,
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national's managing director,
in a statement.
"The growth in share value
is more significant when con-
sidered against the economic
backdrop of the period, as a
tightening of liquidity presented
challenges, limiting all banks
from maximising potential
growth by restricting lending to
ensure sufficient reserves."
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national's assets rose by 14.1
per cent to just under $600 mil-
lion at the end of the fiscal 2007
third quarter, with shareholder
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same period last year at $94.8
million. This was more than
double the $44.3 million in
shareholder equity in 2005.
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ment costs associated with the
implementation of new systems
in real dollars, assessing the cost
of human capital is much more
challenging," said Mr
McWeeney, referring to a year-
long re-training exercise.
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Fidelity launches


MoneyCentre plan


By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
FIDELITY Bank (Bahamas)
yesterday launched unveiled its
MoneyCentre division, which
will house all its Western Union
outlets in the Bahamas, Cay-
man Islands and the Turks and
Cacios.
MoneyCentre's aim is to pro-
vide convenience and value to
clients who need swift, safe and
reliable money transfers, pre-
paid Visa cards and phone cards
and other financial products.
Fidelity will remain the oper-
ator of Western Union in the
Bahamas, with the MoneyCen-
tres being an expanded facility
from which to wire funds.
At a press conference to
launch the new service, Peter
Smith, Fidelity's vice-president
of money transfer services, said
the bank hoped to cater to its
clients by providing more West-
ern Union agent locations,
longer opening hours and the
addition of everyday financial
products and service.
Mr Smith explained that
Fidelity's wire transfer cus-
tomers had different needs to
those demanding traditional
retail banking services.
Malvern Bain, Fidelity's vice-
president of compliance, added
that the facility creates an envi-
ronment for money transfers
while allowing clients to benefit
from the availability of other
banking services.
Mr Smith added that to open
the MoneyCentres, Fidelity will
hire eight persons, and is likely
to increase,that number as
demand grows.
He said the plans to house
additional Western Union facil-
ities in City Markets stores
throughout New Providence are
expected to come on stream in a
matter of days.
"Coupled with advanced dis-
cussions with other wel- posi-
tioned retail outlets, we intend
to triple the number of Money-
Centre and Western Union out-
.lets in 12 months," he said.
Spencer Dean, Fidelity's
manager of money transfer ser-


"I feel that the MoneyCentre
concept is timely and fills a
void in the market place. Peo-
ple want and need these prod-
ucts, and they'll appreciate
them all being in one place,"
she added.

Victoria Albury, Abaco manager


vices with responsibility for the
Bahamas, said the partnership
with City Markets ensures their
clients can send and receive
funds outside of traditional
banking hours, as the foodstore
locations operate from 7am to
9pm.
MoneyCentre is already open
in Nassau in the Fidelity Finan-
cial Centre in the Madeira
Shopping Centre in Palmdalem
and in downtown Frederick


Street.
On June 18, MoneyCentre
will open in the Marsh Harbour
Shopping Centre, Abaco. Vic-
toria Albury, the new Abaco
manager, said the island was
more than ready.
"1 feel that the MoneyCen-
tre concept is timely and fills a
void in the market place. People
want and need these products,
and they'll appreciate them all
being in one place," she added.


VEHICLES MUST SELL

SALE SATURDAY 16TH JUNE

1 DAY SALE



8 AM 4 PM




CARS, VANS AND TRUCKS



PRICES AS LOW AS $500 $25,000


Shell Action, Opposite the Old Shirley St. Theatre
Next Door To Sun T

Tel: 393-2000

Fax: 393-6836


The Tech Prep Program is a series of courses designed to help
students develop their academic skills in the areas of Math
and English, before proceeding with their regular curricula
courses in the fall.


Classes Begin: June 25, 2007

Classes End: August 3, 2007

Registration: Bahamian $50.00
International $150.00


For mor e....ormatio contactbth
adisio ofieBt52m30


Small Retail Store specializing in
girls accessories is seeking a dynamic,
energetic, and highly motivated
assistant store manager with prior retail
managerial experience to handle all
aspects of store operations.
Please send resumes by e-mail to
bahamas.com@gmail.com


Phone: 394-7019


CARIBBEAN CROSSINGS LTD.


The Company would like to inform all holders of Caribbean
Crossings Ltd. 8% Series A Preference Shares that the
scheduled Second Redemption Installment payment will be
made on July 1, 2007 to all shareholders of record June 15,
2007. This payment is being made in accordance with the
terms and conditions attached to the Series A preference
shares which are as follows:

"..the Company will make five (5) annual redemption
installment payments of $2.00 per share commencing
July 1, 2006 and on each July 1 thereafter through and
Including July 1, 2010. The Series A Preferred Shares
will be redeemed for cash through such annual $2.00
July 1 payments, plus any dividends accumulated but
unpaid to the redemption date."

Caribbean Crossings is an International wholesale
Internet and Data company that operates a fully redundant
submarine fiber optic network linking the four islands of New
Providence, Eleuthera, Abaco and Grand Bahama with
the continental United States on two diverse fiber landing
points in South Florida. Caribbean reported total revenues
of $12.4 million in 2006 and net income of $5.9 million.
Caribbean Crossings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cable
Bahamas Ltd. Cable Bahamas is telecommunications
broadband provider and offers digital television services,
broadband Internet and circuit services throughout the
Bahamas. For the year ended December 31, 2006 Cable
Bahamas reported total revenues of $65.9 million, EBITDA
of $32.8 million and a net income of $18.1 million. Cable
Bahamas provides services on 17 islands in the Bahamas
with over 360 full time and contracted employees. To
find out more information about Caribbean Crossings
and Cable Bahamas visit the respective web sites at:
caribbeancrossing.com and cablebahamas.com


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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007, PAGE 3B


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THE TRIBUNE


Bahamas



tax reform


'under no trade pressure' for


IS


, says finance minister Laing


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Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of the Royal
Island Resort and Residential Project, just off North Eleuthera
wish to fill the following position:

Experienced Boat Captain

Successful candidate s\ ill be a member of a small team and
will be required to skipper and maintain the company's fleet of
10 boats (up to 44ft) and will also be required to take part in
the following guest water sports activities:

* Snorkeling
* Divine
* Flats and Deep Sea fishing
* Jet ski tours
* Sailing and Windsurfing

The successful candidate will be required to reside at Eleuthera.

Qualifications and Experience:

* A minimum of 10 years experience.
* Hold a B class license or better.
* Be familiar with the local waters and the area around Royal
Island.
* Must have strong organizational skills in the areas of boat
maintenance and operation,.
* Resort/Fishing, experience preferred.
* Medical/Lifesav ing/Boat and passenger safetl training desirable.

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover letter
to:

Harcourt Management Services Ltd.
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas
Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their
interest, however only those candidates under consideration
will be contacted.


FROM page one
"Even if it sought to do so,
as a general rule these things
tend to have certain implemen-


station schedules." Mr Laing
said. "The tendency, in the case
of a developing country like
ours, is to have a five, 10, 15-
year time period" in which


SWIM CLU.,B OF NASSAU, BAHAMIAS


m


changes and reforms are made,
to ensure countries do not suffer
any adverse economic shocks.
"We cannot rush out there to
make reforms to our tax system
that could be injurious to our
economic and fiscal stability,"
Mr Laing said. "I don't think
we're under any pressure at all
to make these reforms."
The minister said the FNM
government felt the existing
Bahamian tax structure ade-
quately met the Government's
revenue-raising needs, and
would do so for "the foresee-
able future".
"There is nothing to suggest
an urgency" for reform, he
added, and "regardless of what
is happening in the internation-
al community" the Bahamas
had to decide what was in its
best interests and act accord-
ingly, rather than under inter-
national pressure.
With regard to the accession
process for the Bahamas' full
membership in the World
Trade Organisation (WTO), Mr
Laing said that while tariff rates
globally had been reduced to
20-25 per cent among its mem-
bers, the needs of developing
nations such as this were being
increasingly taken into consid-
eration.
"I think that there is greater
recognition now that developing
countries have particular needs,
and any participation in trade
agreements should have a
development focus," Mr Laing
said.
Customs duties are project-
ed to account for 41 per cent of
a total $1.49 billion in recurrent
revenues for fiscal 2007-2008,
generating some $605.769 mil-
lion. A further $199.751 million


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CHURCH


Grant's Town Wesley Methodist Church is
seeking a part-time Youth Worker to work
with its Children, Youth and young adults.
This person must:

*. Be a mature Christian with a personal
dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
4* Have experienced a Call for working with
Youth; and
+* Desire to see them develop as Christians.


Duties:

*. Oversee and co-ordinate exciting Christian
and age appropriate Youth programmes
*. Recruit and train volunteers for Youth work
4- Design and implement community outreach
programmes for Youth
4- Coordinate Youth activities and events

This applicant should have at least an
Associate's Degree in a relevant discipline and
a minimum of two years experience in Youth
Ministry.

Work hours 15-20 hours per week

Interested persons may send a resume to fax. no
356-0854 or to E-mail: gtwesley@coralwave.com
by 16 June, 2007.




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SUMMER CAMP!!
.'.'., 'camps running Jurn '_-' -/,uiust l;4t'h
9am 5pro, Mon Fri
Cost: 1'~0.OOAV0>eek
Ages: 6+

Please contact Judy Pinder at 324-20S5 between
the hours of 8am 11am & 2pm 6pm to rcser'.
your spot. The camp only has 20 spot per wecer
and it is on a first come, first serve basis. I here i ,
a deposit of $50.00 non-refundable to reserve a
spot.

Activities:
* Learn to ride English style.
* Swim with the horses.
* Grooming & tacking up.
* Basic care of horses.
* and lots more


With knowledge in electrical
and plumbing


Worker must be able to work a
12 hour shift.


Please contact us at:
1-(242)-377-0444-6 or
Fax resume to 1-(242)-377-0276.


Serious Inquires Only


The Public Hospitals Authority
Bahamas National Drug Agency
PUBLIC NOTICE
Tender for the Supply of Drugs
and Related Items

Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for the Public Hospitals Authority and
the Ministry of Health, The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

The Supplementary Tender, which includes
instruction to the Tenderers along with other relevant
information, can be collected from the Bahamas
National Drug Agency, Market & McPherson Streets,
Monday through Friday 9am 5pm

A Tender must be submitted and duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package identified as "Tender
for the Supply of Drug and Related Items" and
addressed to:

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
1st Floor, Manx Corporate Centre/Dockendale House
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

All Tenders must be received at the above address
on or before 5pm Friday, July 6th, 2007. A
copy of a valid business license and National
Insurance Certificate must accompany all
proposals.

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all Tender(s).


BUSINESS


was projected to be raised from
stamp tax on imports.
With 90 per cent of imports'
to the Bahamas coming from
the US, based on 2007-2008
projections, the Bahamas could
lose almost $725 million in rev-,
enue if was forced to sign up to
a reciprocal free trade agree-
ment with the US as a replace-'
ment for the Caribbean Basin'
Initiative (CBI).
The CBI is contrary to WTO'
rules, because it provides a one-'
way programme of trade bene-,
fits and preferences to the
Bahamas and CARICOM
countries that other nations do'
not have access to. The US is
still trying to get a WTO waiver
for the CBI until 2008, in the'
face of opposition from WTO,
members such as Paraguay.
Some $100 million of
Bahamian exports, especially,
seafoods, benefit from the CBI,
and to maintain duty-free access
to the US, the Bahamas is like2
ly at some point to have to enter
a reciprocal agreement with the
US that will provide their
exports with similar benefits -
customs duty free access to the
Bahamas.
An August 2006 paper on the
full fiscal impact of trade liber-
alisation on the Bahamas, which
was prepared for the CARI-
COM Secretariat but has never
been released publicly by the
Bahamian government, calcu-
lated that a value-Added tax
(VAT) levied at a rate of
between 13-14 per cent would
be needed for the Government
to recoup all the import duties it
would lose if forced to scrap the
current Bahamian-taxation sys-
tem as a result of agreeing to
full trade liberalisation.







THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007, PAGE 5B


|INVETMENT OPPORTUNITY



June 14th 2007

M L Te0riun


CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 MURPHY TOWN, ABACO
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
;rm 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 delineated.
Appraisal: $167,580.00
The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL
Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue ELEUTHERA
S SSj Alli that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on 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)
ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
S being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft.,
-. -- this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
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 Lower
Bogue.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
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.

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.


LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot no
:. I 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
( lan entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is by 2
wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and level
S ., SI with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting of lawns
and shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with stone
S'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.


Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze
Nassau
All that lot of land having an aproximate area of 5,000 sq. ft.
more or less being lot 1 of the subdivision Orchard Close,situated
"I il 1. I at the southeastern corner of Sea Breeze Lane and the roadway
of Orchard Close about half mile west of Fox Hill Road, in the
S"-eastern District of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
S .. -" 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.


ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN
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.
i - This property is comprised of a two storey concrete
Z.r, and wood structure still under construction consisting
of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of enclosed living space.
S '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


LOT NO. 370 GRENADA CLOSE GOLDEN
GATES #2 (Nassau)


... -All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot
370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated
Sas Golden Gates No. 2, situated'inr the Southwestern district
S- of New Providence Bahamas: This property is comprised of
.' 25 years old single family residence consisting of approximately
.. .. 1,234 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, two
.- bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen. The Land is on a
S,. ----- grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
-'- ." A. 1"- .--. the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods.
"The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including
driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.
Appraisal: $149,405.60
Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market just after passing the Golden Gates Shopping
Center, take 1st corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then first left, grenada
Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again the subject property is the 2nd property left house #4 painted peach
trimmed black.


LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS
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
_V Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
S I 'I with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
I l consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed
... living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380.
-..,,u 4u mjjjr L1 The building is a two storey house. Besides the
efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-
bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master
bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control
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 disallow
the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The
grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees,
and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed 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.


LOT NO. 1490
GOLDEN GATES
SECTION 2


All that lot of land having an
area of 6,000 sq. ft. being
lot no. 1490 of the
subdivision known and
designated as Golden
Gates, the said subdivision
E lo* situated in the southwestern
district of New Providence,
bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is
enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,400.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries
Complex, then first left again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted
green trimmed white.


LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
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; i 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 to 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


BLACKWOOD, ABACO
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.


NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
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


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


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Bahamian retailer Robin Hood




in 'multi-million' expansion


POSITIONS AVAILABLE
We are a small but rapidly grow ing group and opportunities
exist for the right persons. All applicants should possess. at a
minimum, good passes in Maihs & English, basic computer
skills and knowledge of Mcrosoft Office; excellent communi-
cation and organizational kills and an oulgning and pleasant
personality. The position. a- ailable arc:
ADMINISTRATIVE El
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Resourceful, with excellent administrative, .ly ping and Aord
processingskl}l. Desktop publishing skilk and bookkeeping
experience a asset.
JUNIOR CLERK
Duties include, but not limited to, receptlonist. filing, t ping,
copying, banking and some accounting functions, Previous
of&e and print shop experience an asset.
E-mail or fax your rOsume and cover letter indicating the
position you are applying for, to jotIhc-'rai-rgroup cm
or 356.6135 by June 25, 2007. No calls please! We regret that
only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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* UBS

UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading international trust
company, is looking for a

New Business Officer

Responsibilities:
Review business established to ensure policies and
procedures are adhered to;
Ability to vet tailor-made deeds;
Undertake the processing of new business ensuring
proper due diligence is in place and adherence to
policy and procedures;
Serve as signatory on assigned companies;
Handle research into and prepare responses to client
enquiries including responding to and preparing a
range of correspondence;
Undertake the processing of New Business ensuring
proper due diligence is in place;
Prepare proper minutes, resolutions, account opening
forms, share certificates and relevant checklists for
new accounts;
Liaise directly with clients, their professional advisers,
trust company agents, bankers, investment advisors,
etc. in respect of routine matters;
Review and maintain accuracy of static and processing
data;

Required Qualifications:
STEP designation;
5 years of trust administration experience;
5 years legal experience;
Good analytical skills;
Good knowledge of finance industry in general and
especially foundation business and fiduciary products;
0 Good interpersonal skills;
Computer literacy;


Interested persons should submit a full resume, to:

UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
Re: New Business Officer
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

or
hrbahamas@ubs.com
Re: New Business Officer


FROM page one
The planned Robin Hood
expansion is modelled on the
large retail selling spaces
offered by the likes of Wal-
Mart, with the greater volume
of business generated enabling
the Bahamian retailer to keep
price points keen and go lower
than competitors, building on
its 'value for money' and 'great
deal' heritage with Bahamian
consumers.
By providing Bahamian shop-
pers with the pleasant shopping
experience they are used to in
major US stores and supermar-
kets right on their doorstep, Mr
Schaefer and Robin Hood are
hoping to make inroads into -
and capture some of the $1.2-
$1.3 billion he said the Govern-
ment itself estimated was spent
abroad by Bahamians.
Another advantage that
Robin Hood is aiming to offer
to Bahamian consumers is,
through its location in this
nation, end the need for peo-
ple to take time off work and
spend extra money on air fares,
hotel fares and car rentals when
they go to shop in the US.
Just like a Wal-Mart, the
expanded Robin Hood will fea-
ture a designated 45,000 square
feet of retail space for a grocery
store, designated areas for fur-


niture and clothes and shoes,
and a low-cost pharmacy.
The store will also feature a
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) loca-
tion, complete with its Western
Union and MoneyCentre ser-
vices. Mr Schaefer explained
that having the bank there
would also enable it to provide
direct financing for furniture
purchases from Robin Hood, as
the retailer planned to "mas-
sively enlarge its furniture offer-
ing by 10 times because its done
so well for us". A Robin Hood
customer loyalty card was also a
possibility.
Customer. parking would be
"massively increased", and.
Robin Hood will also house a
Caribbean-themed deli to pro-
vide shoppers with food on the
spot.
Robin Hood will hire a
French-trained chef to prepare
meals that consumers take
home, a move that will reduce
product wastage because he can
use these in his meals, while
menu items can also be sold in
the store.
The expanded Robin Hood
will feature a bakery and sushi
bar, and sell free-range meats,
organic vegetables and a full-
line of health foods.
The checkout and scanning
systems in the new Robin Hood
would be similar to those found


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 need flexible 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.


in Wal-Mart SuperCentres, Mr
Schaefer said, the Bahamian
retailer having entered into a
partnership that will see it
source about 15-20 per cent of
its products directly from the
US giant, both from the US and
China.
Robin Hood is also establish-
ing a structure that will allow it
to buy directly from Europe and
offer Bahamians of all incomes
"reasonable prices". A UK con-
solidator will consolidate goods
from the UK, Ireland, Spain
and Germany before shipping
them directly to Robin Hood.
Mr Schaefer said the retail-
er's existing 50-55 staff were
likely to be working "around
the clock" as the November
opening drew near, adding that
the number of workers was like-
ly to expand to "in excess of 200
people".
This will be needed if Robin
Hood follows through on plans
to be open 24 hours per day,
seven days per week, as this will
require three shifts if it stays
open late at night to cater to
those such as night-shift hotel
workers.
"Wouldn't it be great to have
a clean shopping environment
at nice prices?" asked Mr
Schaefer. "There are issues with
rising prices on the island.
"If we, collectively, the retail-
ers in the Bahamas, work
together to lower prices, we'd
eat into the $1.4 billion spent
overseas and all would benefit
from that. The consumer would
benefit if prices were lower, and
he was dissuaded from going to
the US to get what they want, if


they can get what they want at
the price they want here.
"Robin Hood has forced
down the prices of appliances
and electronics. We've seen a
deflation in the market. That's
what I see as one of the best
things that we've done for
Bahamian consumers. We did-
n't just lower our prices; we
forced everyone to lower their
prices."
By selling higher margin
products such as clothing and
furniture, Robin Hood will not
have to be so concerned about
the margins generated on its
food products.
The company has a sourcing
office already in Yiwu, China,
and Mr Schaefer has a stake in
a Miami-based company that
acts as a distribution wholesale
unit, which chiefly ships elec-
tronics and appliances to the
Caribbean, South America and
Central America.
Therefore, Robin Hood will
use the size and economies of
scale generated by the volumes
from its larger retail selling
space, improved buying terms
with suppliers, and its sourcing
and buying skills to keep prices
keen in the expanded store.
"It'll be neat to see what hap-
pens," Mr Schaefer said of the
new store. "When that super-
store opens, it'll be something
like you've never seen here
before.
"It should be really exciting,
because if we do this 80 per cent
of the way we want to do, it's
going to be tremendous."


An established law firm requires the following:

Two (2) Legal Secretaries with the following
experience:

1) Three (3) years litigation experience and

2) Three (3) years commercial experience.

Applicants must be able to work on their own
initiative.


Please fax resumes to 393-4558.




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Supervising Senior/Seniors

The successful candidates for the Supervising Senior/Senior positions must have at least three to four years
professional public accounting experience. Applicants must hold a CPA, CA, or other professional designation
recognized by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Excellent opportunities exist in our Audit, Corporate Finance, and Risk Advisory departments, to broaden your
professional experience. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of their professional certification to: KPMG, Human Resources
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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest and leading source of
financing for regional development in Latin America and the Caribbean seeks to
contract a consultant to fill the part-time position of Records Assistant.
Objective
To ensure the proper classification, organization, maintenance, protection, access
and control of documents and records in all media and to provide reference services
to authorized Bank personnel.
Basic Functions
Compile, classify, maintain and manage the files and records both paper
and electronic of the File Station pertaining to the Bank operations and
accordance with the Bank's official records management procedures
Provide reference services and expertise in the retrieval of operational
information of active and inactive files using the appropriate systems: DM
Extension, CRMS (Castle Records Management System), Intranet, Internet,
etc.
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through the Operational Analyst. regarding maintenance and preservation


of operation's archives and adherence to the Bank's Records update personal and confidential bank account
Retention/Destruction Schedule.
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electronic filing systems.
Provide client support to country office staff, as well as to outside clients.
Persons who provide any confidential banking
Requirements information to anyone other than an authorized banking
Competencies that include the Ability to: officer, run the risk of compromising their banking
Demonstrated capacity to systematically manage information proficiency information and exposing themselves to fraud, for which
in Microsoft Office package. our members cannot accept responsibility.
Ability to identify, evaluate and propose solutions/alternatives to problems
in this area.
Experience in providing services to multicultural and multidisciplinary If faced with any of the above situations please contact
groups.
Services orientation toward clients and harmonious relationship with internal your bank immediately.
and external clients.
Education
A Degree in Archives Administration or Library Science is preferred. Bank of The Bahamas International
Experience FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
Minimum three years of relevant experience. Citibank, N.A.
Languages: Royal Bank of Canada
Written and spoken command of English. Working knowledge of Spanish Commonwealth Bank Limited
desirable. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd.
Interested Bahamian candidates should forward a copy of their resume by Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited
June 27, 2007 to:
The Administrative Officer, IDB Bahamas
P.O. Box N-3743, Nassau, Bahamas
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linked to good business deci-
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She pointed out that the
Government needed to be a


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implementation of alternative
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than 1 per cent ofl total global
greenhouse gas emissions, the
region may be more affected
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She said that since climate
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leads to unpredicltabilit, of
weather. This may account
for the frequency and severi-
ty of sea level rise and fall,
hurricane intensity, temper-
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changes in traditional weath-
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"The business community
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adaptation process as the pri-
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climate change means in terms
of business, in taking steps to
reduce their carbon footprints
and ultimately the cost of
doing business," Mrs Wright
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NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS
Hliahamas First Holdings Limited hereby
notifies all its shareholders that based on
unaudited results lfor the quarter ending
30th June 2007 the Board of Directors has
declared an interim dividend of two cents
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Doctors Hospital Health System Limited

Interim report
Quarter ended April 30, 2007


Chairman's Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited

Dear Shareholders,

I am pleased to report on your company's financial results for the three months ended April 30, 2007.
The Hospital has completed its fourth consecutive profitable year and your company continues to grow
from strength to strength.

Doctors Hospital Health System ended Ql on a confident note, with stellar results from its key centers of
excellence. Earnings per share were thirteen cents for the period. This reflects an increase from ten cents
for the comparable period last year. Net income for the three months was $1.3 million compared to $1.0
million for the comparable period in 2006.

All patient service revenue generating departments contributed positively to the growth of the Hospital.
The financial results reflect growth in patient service revenues to $10.1 million from $9.6 million in the
prior year period. Our patients increasingly want access to our services, and we ar accommodating this
greater demand while maintaining overall higher quality and safety.

The annual increases in the cost of health care are major concern for governments and employers. The
Hospital continues to face challenges from increasing expenses arising in part from an increase in the cost
of supplies, employee benefits and pharmaceuticals. Total expenses increased $0.4 million, or 4.7%, over
the same period last year. Highlights include the following: government taxes and fees increased 10.5%;
other operating-insurances, leases-ncreased 22.6%; and medical supplies and services increased
12.4%. Payroll costs grew slightly at 8.1%.

The Western Medical Plaza continues to be a challenge as we seek a buyer but losses from this
discontinued operation have trended downward as the rental income is generated pending a sale. Losses
for this facility were $0.1 million for the first three months of this year and reflected a slight improvement
over the comparable period last year. Sale of the vacant land at Blake Road was finalized and a gain of
$16,000 was recorded.

The positive operating results that have been achieved have enabled the company to modernize its health
care equipment and improvements have also been made to the nursing units.

We remain optimistic about the future. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you for your
continued loyalty and patronage.

Joseph Krukowski
Chairman
June 4, 2007


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Balance Sheet

April 30, 2007 with comparative figures at January 31, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30, 2007 January 3, 2007

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents S 2,83 1,988
Accounts receivable-patients, net (note 2) 1,324 951
Accounts receivable-third party payors, net (note 2) 6,417 5,521
Inventories 1330 1,252
Other assets 241 322
Assets classified as held for sale (note 3) 5,4M 9 5,443
S17,666 15,477
Non-current assets:
Investments 30 30
Goodwill, net 431 431
Other intangible assets 2,614 2,700
Investment property 1,022
Property, plant and equipment 9,088 9,359
12,233 13,542
Total assets $. 29,899 29,019

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other liabilities 3,249 3,448
Long-term debt, current portion 39 389
Liabilities directly associated with assets
classifiedas held for sale (note 3) 5,142 5,279
8,7I8 9,116
Non-current liabilities
Long-term debt 3,204 3,302
Total liabilities 11 4, 12,418

Shareholders' equity:
Share capital:
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value
of B$0.04 each (January 31, 2007 12,500, 000 shares)
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(January 31, 2007 9,971,634 shares) 399 399
Contributed surplus 12,M35 12,358
Retained earnings 5,158 3,844
17,915 16,601
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 29,899 29,019


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Three months ended April 30, 2007 with comparative figures for the three months ended April 30, 2006
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30,2007 April30, 2006
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 10,249 9,604
Other 153 129
Total revenues 10,402 9,733

Expenses
Salaries and benefits 3,697 3,420
Medical supplies and services 2,628 2,338
Other operating 1,144 933
Provision for doubtful accounts 230 600
Depreciation and amortization 579 507
Utilities 270 262
Government taxes and fees 221 200
Repairs and maintenance 110 219
Total expenses 8,879 8,479
Income from continuing operations
Before interest 1,523 1,254
Interest expense (64) (88)

Income from continuing operations 1,459 1,166
Discontinued operations
Revenue 38 24


Expenses (113) (212)
Loss from discontinued operations (145) (188)


Net income for the period S 1,314 978

Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars :
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.13 0.10


(Unaudlted)


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six months ended April 30, 2007 with comparative figures for the three months ended April 30, 2006
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30, 2007 April 30, 2006

Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in):
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income S 1,314 979
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 579 507
Provision for doubtful accounts 230 599
Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment (16)
2,107 2,085

Increase in accounts receivable (1,479) (1,959)
Decrease (increase) in inventories (78) (67)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other assets 62 183
Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities (198) (400)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities 414 (158)

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (208) (664)
Purchase of intangible assets (84) (568)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 1,038
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in) investing activities 746 (1,232)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Repayment of long-term debt (236) (602)
Cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities (236) (602)


Decrease in cash and cash equivalents 924 (1,992)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,988 1,284

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period (note 4) $ 2,912 (708)


Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash at bank and in hand, short-term deposits with an original maturity of three
months or less and bank overdrafts.


(Unaudited)


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

Three months ended April 30, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

Number of shares Share capital Contributed surplus Retained earnings

Balance at January 31, 2007 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 $ 3,844

Net income fbr the period 1,314

Balance at April 30, 2007 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 $ 5,158


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Three months ended April 30, 2007

1. Significant accounting policies
These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard
No. 34, Interim Financial Reporting; using the same accounting policies applied in the January 31, 2006 audited
consolidated financial statements.
2. Accounts receivable
Accounts receivable are stated net of provisions for doubtful accounts of $6.2 million.
3. Assets classified as held for sale
For the period ended April 30, 2007, total assets and liabilities of companies which have been discontinued and
for which there is a commitment for disposition are reported in the balance sheet as "held for sale." Operating
results for these segments are reported in the statement of income "Discontinued operations." These include
Western Medical Plaza and Imaging Equipment Limited.
4. Cash and cash equivalents
The cash position of $2.912 million reported in the statement of cash flows reflects $27,000 in cash for WMP
that is recorded as assets held for sale.

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further $10-$15 million to
upgrade the existing terminals
and facilities at Lynden Pindling
International Airport.
"We're $4 million into it with
just two programmes," Mr


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upgrades.
He described the $15 per pas-
senger airport user facility fee,
which will be included in the
price of airline tickets from July
1 onwards, as "the cornerstone"
of NAS's plans for financing the
new terminal construction. The
fee for domestic departures will
be $5 per head.
"We have to make sure we
earn enough money to make
this work," Mr Richmond said.
"Right now, the airport is not
making money." While aiming
to increase revenues and reduce
operating costs, he added that
electricity costs in the Bahamas
were "five times what" YVRAS
was used to.
To raise project financing for
the new terminals' construction,
banks and other financial insti-
tutions will want to secure loans
and mezzanine financing on the
airport's physical assets, and
know their are revenue
streams/cash flow to enable
NAD to repay the debt.
Mr Richmond said NAD was
projecting to earn $19 million
from the passenger airport user
facility fee in its first financial
year, and expected this sum to
increase year-on-year as more
people used Lynden Pindling
International Airport.
The revenues from this fee
will back and pay off the project
financing, which could be raised
through a securitisation or bond
issue. Under the terms of the
agreement with the Govern-
ment, NAD has to be self-suffi-
cient and cannot look to gov-
ernment subsidies.
Vancouver Airport Services
(YVRAS), which won the bid-
ding for the 10-year airport
management/operating partner
contract, has seconded Mr Rich-
mond and four other executives
to the NAD.
"Obviously, we hope to be
here a lot longer," Mr Rich-
mond said, referring to the ini-
tial 10-year contract handed to
YVRAS.
To further bolster Lynden
Pindling International Airport's
revenue streams and profitabil-
ity, Mr Richmond said he and
officials from the Bahamian
government were seeking to
attract additional carriers and
airlift to use the airport.
He added that at an upcom-
ing conference in Tucson, Ari-
zona, he would be meeting with
airlines such as Lufthansa, Vir-


gin Atlantic, Condor and Fron-
tier to entice them to begin ser-
vice to the Bahamas.
In terms of cosmetic improve-
ments already made by NAD,
Mr Richmond said it had estab-
lished an operations centre at
the airport that was manned 18
hours per day; with staff ready
to address all customer queries.
The Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport's signage and
lighting had also been improved.
"Probably the largest area of
focus for us" was the friendli-
ness and ambience of the air-
port, Mr Richmond said, NAD
having launched the first of its
customer satisfaction surveys in
March.
SNAI was shortly planning to
launch a website so that cus-
tomers could look up their
flights on-line and see whether
they were on time.
"We will be spending several
million dollars on needed main-
tenance; hundreds of thousands
of dollars on paint, carpeting
and lighting to improve the
ambience of the airport over
the next three years," Mr Rich-
mond said.
He. said the airport was get-
ting close to having a seat avail-
able for all passengers in the
upstairs US deaprture lounge.
The donation of more than 100
seats by the Bahamas Hotel
Association (BHA) had
brought the total to 738, and
Mr Richmond said that NAD
estimated peak demand in the
lounge would be for 800 seats.
NAD was also spending $2
million on upgrading Lynden
Pindling International Airport's
washroooms, Mr Richmond
said, adding: "There are parts
of the terminal, especially some
wash rooms, that are too old to
keep clean, no matter how hard
you try."
To improve efficiency, and


the speedy movement of pas-
sengers through the various
ticketing, screening and other
stations in Lynden Pindling
International Airport, NAD is
spending $2.2 million on a sys-
tem that will eliminate baggage
screening at the upstairs US
departures lounge something
that should be gone "early next
year".
Mr Richmond said conces-
sion and retail opportunities at
Lynden Pindling International
Airport would come "soon"
and be advertised to Bahami-
ans, breaking the monopoly
held by Bradley Roberts, the
former PLP minister and MP,
and businessman Garet 'Tiger'
Finlayson.
He added that YVRAS
worked with retail and food ten-
ants to ensure they met perfor-
mance standards.
When asked about the fre,
quent problems encountered by
Bahamians and tourists in
reclaiming their baggage upon
arrival at Lynden Pindling
International Airport, with the
carousels frequently out of
order, Mr Richmond said NAD
was working with both baggage
handlers and the airlines to
address this.
He added: "The vertical
carousels seem to be broken a
lot, and the maintenance folks
tell me it's the design they
bum out constantly." In addi-
tion, the carousels were only
able to take a certain weight of
baggage, and could break down
if they were overloaded by bag-
gage handlers.
In spending money to
enhance terminals and facilities
that were likely to be torn down
to make way for new buildings,
Mr Richmond said NAD had
"to be careful about throwing
money away" when capital was
needed for new construction.


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NOTICE OF VACANCY
A vacancy exists for a Bahamian at The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited in the Building and Development Services Department.

Vacancy:

Director of Building and Development Services. The position reports
directly to Management.

Qualifications/Pre-Requisites:

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of fifteen
(15) years experience with substantial knowledge in the construction
industry w.r.t. building services, substantial familiarity with building
codes, substantial knowledge in urban engineering, and substantial
experience in management of projects. Legal mindedness, computer
literacy, the ability to communicate effectively and speak publicly,
and a character of integrity are essential.

Responsibilities:

Managing the day to day operations of the Building and Development
Services Department with respect to Building and Planning Code
matters, contracts administration of capital projects, implementation
of management's physical planning of subdivisions and overseeing
the City Management Department.

Resum6s with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666 Freeport,
Grand Bahama
or
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before June 29, 2007


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GOVERNMENT NOTICE



Ministry Of Maritime Affairs & Labour


Port Department


i I


Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board
for New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building, Prince George Wharf on the 28'b June, 2007at 3:00pm for the purpose
of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at
least six (6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in
writing to the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
authorization at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received
written notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:



NEW JET SKI FOR NEW PROVIDENCE -


REG. NO APPLICANT


NB/05/07 Strachan Tyson
P. 0. Box CB- 12549
Nassau, Bahamas


NB06/07 Romotar Narine
Nassau, Bahamas



NB06/07 Romotar Narine
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS USE


Rental



Rental



Rental
.'t t i '


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION


, N/B/41/07 Bethel Kevin E.
P.O. Box CR- 54993
Nassau, Bahamas



NB42/07 Sun Shipping limited
P.O. Box CB-12762
Nassau, Bahamas


NB43/07 Sun Shipping Limited
P.O. Box CB-12762
Nassau, Bahamas


NB44/07 Marine Adventure Co
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-11085
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


Gatta Go
21ft
Fibreglass



Jake Express
77.7ft
Steel Hull


Bahama Pride
249.6ft
Steel Hull

Three Queens
II
46ft
Hatteras


CLA


B





A




A



B.


PASS


6





0




0




25


USE


Charter





Tug Boat




Barge



Charter


TRANSFER OF JET SKI LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO PREVIOUS
OWNER


Cartwright Jerome
Nassau, Bahamas


NEW OWNER


Sweeting Shamane D
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS PASS


USE


2 Rental


NEW MASTER LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


APPLICANT

Barnett Robert
P.O. Box NP- 2141
Nassau, Bahamas

Butler Thomas H
P.O. Box N-9699
Nassau, Bahamas

Cargill Evan A
P.O. Box N-9277
Nassau, Bahamas

Lisgaris Antonio
P.O. Box SS-6680
Nassau, Bahamas

Mckenzie La'Raoy R
Nassau, Bahamas

Strachan Charlton W.
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

B


B



B



B

B


B


NEW MASTER'S LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


REG NO

NB/42/07


APPLICANT

Hanna Dario M
Fresh Creek, Andros


RENEWAL MASTER LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


LICENCE #


8141


1178


6047


6375


NAME


Bain Dereck
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Cartwright Kyrle M.W
Deadman's Cay, Long Island

Jones Charles
Coopers Town, Abaco

Moxey Nelson
Freeport, Grand Bahama .

Smith Kyle
P.O. Box F-43216
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Sands Latwone
Andros, Bahamas

Thomas Perry L
P.O. Box AB-20237
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Tumquest Glen
P.O. Box F 42138
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Murray Daniel A.
P.O. Box 40906
Freeport, Grand Bahama


7919



7908


6924



6781


7366


o RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


LICENCE #


6877


6557


7040


6084


NAME


Adderley Farron
P.O. Box SB- 50104
Nassau, Bahamas

Horton Jason
Nassau, Bahamas

Horton Christopher
Nassau, Bahamas

Newbold Roy C. Jr
P.O. Box N- 3846
Nassau, Bahamas

Parker Kenyon D3
Nassau, Bahamas

Pratt William
P.O. Box FH- 14633
Nassau, Bahamas


Russell Thomas R
P.O. Box N-3931
Nassau, Bahamas

Lloyd Donne
P.O. Box N-8574
Nassau, Bahamas


7814


7186



8095



7114


Captailu Athony J. Allens
Port Controller


CLASS

A


CLASS


A


A


A


A


A



A


A



A


A


NP: 121 ATE


CLASS


A



B


B



A



A


B



B



A


REG NO

NB/43/07


NB/44/07


NB/45/07


NB/46/07


NB/47/07


NB/48/07


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007, PAGE 13B






THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007


US retail sales rise by 16-month high


* By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Consumers brushed off rising
gasoline prices and slumping
home sales to storm the malls in
May, pushing retail sales up by
the largest amount in 16
months.
The Commerce Department


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division


reported that retail sales surged
by 1.4 percent last month, com-
pared to April, double the
increase that analysts had been
expecting. Retail sales had fall-
en by 0.1 percent in April.
The May strength was wide-
spread with auto dealers,
department stores, specialty
clothing stores and hardware
stores enjoying an especially


2006
CLE/qui/No.825


IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of
land containing approximately Seven acres and Seventy-seven
hundredths of an acre situate in the Island or Cay known as
Frazer's Hog Cay one of the Berry Islands group in the said
Bahama Islands being Lot Numbers Fifty-five, Fifty-seven
and Fifty-nine in the plan of a Subdivision of a portion of the
said Frazer's Hog Cay.
AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Allan Lightbourn

NOTICE

THE PETITION OF ALLAN LIGHTBOURNE in respect
of:-

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing
approximately Seven acres and seventy-seven hundredths of
an acre situate in the Island or Cay known as Frazer's Hog
Cay one of the Berry Islands group in the said Bahama Islands
being Lot Numbers Fifty-five, Fifty-seven and Fifty-nine in
the plan of a Subdivision of a portion of the Frazer's Hog Cay
bounded Northwestwardly by a road Thirty-five feet wide
and running thereon Six hundred and Nineteen feet and Eight-
six hundredths of a foot Northeastwardly by Lot Number
sixty-one in the said plan and running thereon Five hundred
and ninety-seven feet more or less to the High Water Mark
Southeastwardly by the sea and running thereon Five Hundred
and eighty feet and Seventy hundredths of a foot and
Southwestwardly by Lot Number Fifty-three in the said plan
and running thereon Five Hundred and Thirty-five more or
less to the High Water Mark.

ALLAN LIGHTBOURNE claims to be the owner in fee
simple in possession of the following land and has made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles
Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies LofAhe Petitiothand Plan of the said land may be
inspect[ .din oprmal office hours in the following places:
n, p o -. .
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street, North,
in the City of Nassau, Bahamas;

2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Munroe, #35 Buen
Retiro Road, off Shirley Street, Nassau, The Bahamas;
and

3. The Office of the Commissioner/Administrator, Justice
of the Peace or the Local Constable at The Berry
Islands, The Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or
right to dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the 16th day of July, A.D.,
2007 file in the Supreme Court and Serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a Statement of his Claim in the prescribed
for verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and served a Statement of
his Claim on or before the 16th day of July, A.D., 2007 will
operate as a bar to such claim.
LOCKHART & MUNROE
CHAMBERS
35 BUEN RETIRE ROAD
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Attorneys for the Petitioner


good month.
Sales would have been strong
even without last month's big
jump in gasoline prices, which
saw prices top $3.20 per gallon.
Excluding sales at gasoline sta-
tions, overall retail sales would
still have been up 1.2 percent.
Meanwhile, the Federal
Reserve reported Wednesday
that the economy headed into
the summer with strong
momentum, bolstered by con-
sumer spending and a rebound
in manufacturing.
The new Fed survey will
serve as the basis for discussion
when the Fed next meets to.
consider interest rates. With the
economy showing signs of
rebounding, most analysts
believe the Fed will leave rates
unchanged at the June 27-28
meeting and possibly for the
rest of the year.
In a separate report, the
Commerce Department said
that businesses increased their
inventories held on shelves and
backlots by 0.4 percent in April,
slightly higher than the 0.3 per-
cent gain that Wall Street had


expected.
Businesses had drawn down
inventories in the first three
months of this year, a factor that
helped slow the economy's
growth to a barely discernible
0.6 percent rate in the January-
March period. That was the
weakest performance in more'
than four years. However,
inventory rebuilding is expected
to help contribute to a rebound
in growth in the second quar-
ter.
The strong showing for retail
sales caught analysts by sur-
prise. They had been forecast-
ing a more moderate rebound
of 0.7 percent.
The increase should ease
fears that consumer spending,
which accounts for two-thirds
of the economy, could falter in
coming months under the
impact of the surge in gasoline
prices, the significant correction
in housing and recent increases
in interest rates.
The government report paint-
ed a more optimistic picture of
consumer spending than last
week's report from the nation's


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big chain stores, which reported
moderate gains in their survey
of same-store sales after a dis-
mal April, a month that had
'been hurt by bad weather and
the fact that Easter came early
this year.
The 1.4 percent increase in
May sales was the biggest one-
month advance since a 3.3 per-
cent surge in January 2006. It
left sales at a seasonally adjust-
ed annual rate of $377.9 billion
in May.
For May, sales at general
merchandise stores, the catego-
ry that includes department
stores, were up 1 percent and
sales at department stores rose


by 1.3 percent, the best showing
in 19 months. Sales at specialty
clothing stores jumped 2.7 per-
cent, rebounding from a dismal
1.5 percent drop in April.
Sales of autos and auto parts
were up 1.8 percent, the best
performance in nearly a year,
while sales were up 2.1 percent
at hardware stores and 1.8 per-
cent at sporting goods stores.
Sales at gasoline stations rose
by 3.8 percent, the biggest
increase in more than a year,
but much of that gain reflected
the big jump in prices. Retail
sales are not adjusted for infla-
tion.


'ar-


SNAD
Nassau Airport
Development Company
Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd.

Invites Tenders for providing

JANITORIAL SERVICES

AT

LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT

In keeping with NAD's objective to develop and
maintain a world- class gateway
to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
proponents:

*: Must be 100% Bahamian owned
& operated
*:. Must be holder's of a current
business license
Must demonstrate the ability to
fulfill the requirements set out in
NAD's official Request for
Proposal.
*. Must show a track record of
commitment to service with
excellence

RFP's may be collected froni NAD's
corporate office in Terminal 1 at
The Lynden Pindling International Airport
between the hours of10:00 am 4:00 pm
commencing June 15th, 2007.

Deadline for submissions of Proposals is
July 27th, 2007 at 3:00pm.

Telephone: (242) 377-0209


The Department of 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
Workplace".

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

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

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


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1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286**--
11.5519 11.0199 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.5519***.
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Card of thanks for
Card of thanks for


Errington Russell
Sunset; April 28th, 2007


Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
To sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We are all meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay...

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.

But when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat
quietly in a chair,
Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, If so,
we saw them there,
Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words,
as any friend could say;
t Perhaps you were not there at all, just
thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console the heart,
we thank you so very much,
whatever the part.

The Russell Family


IN MEMORY

of


THE BUILDER
Thomas Albert Sands
O.B.E., J.P.
Born: September 24th, 1941
Died: June 17th, 2005
The old man going the lone highway
Came at evening old and grey
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim.
The suUen stream had no fear for him,
But he turned, when safe-on the other side,
And built a bridge the tide. ":1
"Old man ". said af pilgrim l.
"You're wasting your strength with your building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way.
You crossed the chasm deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at eventide?"
The builder lifted his old grey head,
"Good friend-in the path I've come ", he said,
"There followeth after my day,
The youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught for me,
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim,
Good friend I'm building this bridge for him."
(WIn Aflen Dromgoole)
The life df Thomas Albert Sands Sr. was one of building, sharing and
caring, %cry similar to that of Will Allen Dromgooles' Buildir God
grant that we who remain here to complete our earthly sojourn. will
emulate- the life of this man whom we all loved so dearly.
Albert, Daddy. Pappy, Grandfather....We miss yod but we shall meet
again.. -
Claudia, Thomas, Christel, Chandra,Lanlcmt, Natasha, ThanaiS'.ft.
William & Natalia.


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Card Of 'ThanksJ


The family of the late

RALPH ALLEN

KNOWLES

would like to thank their many
loving family members and
a*> friends for their love and support
during their time of bereavement.

He will live forever in the hearts of Eva, Bradley,
Geana, Dominic, Sarah, Barbara-Ann, Lorenz. Enrique,
Anthony, Marguerite, Anthony Jr., Elaine, Pedro,
Marcia, Mike. Xander, Brent, Philip, Joanne, Mark,
Christian and Angelique.

Special thanks to Fr. Ernest Pratt, the Mangrove Bush
Burial Society and Dr. Ameeral.









4 ERLE W. T.
POWELL



No more undes and happy, chi inc
A', no, e talking ,fohid h111S
F!a lihq /., 1 It/t III' n i.mder/ll IcaI s c ie ."I, e ia
K ,it IinI thi l 'o iv al a ti i cat ed.
It has besn n se% net. y ou t jen i j1.1
We long it hear the rwo.its thatul you a
) wiere alwayt-5 rhcrt. to encourages ts
Coitrageous aind strung ohiwaid n e musI
Ic can only hope in ,nmr hctaus anidprat
We l, w/ sce .you again ion day v -
Your 'mdlc dil alhi a ti inge, in our intd \
4 pe'at .eful rno nt i n i i wll i, aliYs find J
Il e thank God tIcr all o tihe wonderid 'ti ars, ", ,
S Yr comifolrted it. through our ioy and tears '
III nri, knoui Itat onii the inong ut'viv s -
You n' tii o' r husband earlier fcnd and ii will never forget.
In their arm ni o of.esii. take lir icer rest
Sleep on until iwe mni t riniain
S Ifc \\ilt lihave our lot ui reiiii n then
\\e miss and loe you always.l l w
Your famiU. former


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Card of thanks for


Earl Richard Rahming

The family of Earl Richard Rahming would like to thank
you, for your warm expressions ot sympathy. support and
compassion on the recent loss of our husband, father and
grandfather.
We take comfort from the sympathy you have extended to
our family and in the memories we have of him.
Our family deeply appreciates all those who sent flowers or
a sympathy card, called with kind words, or thought of us,
stood by us, cooked a meal or helped in any small way to
brighten us in our darkest days.
Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
-The Rahming Family-
Special thanks to: Rev'd Fr. Rodney Burrows, The
Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown, Rev'd. Fr. Bernard Been,
The-Rt .Rev'd Gilbert A. Thompson and St. Agnes Parish
Church family, Rev. Dr. Garnet King, Fr. & Mrs. John Taylor,
Kehdal King & family, Edmond Moxey & family, Sylvia
Roberts, Rudolph & Joyce Burgzorg, Ozzie & Christine
Sawyer, Anzlo and Lease Stratchan, Marsha Deveaux,
Maxwell Poitier, Chris Cooper, Ricardo Knowles, Daphne
Taylor, Frank Hanna, Terrance Dorsett, Jermaine Thompson,
Mrs.Carmeta Ramsay, Laurie Ramsay, Andrea Payant, Collin
Chase, Clement Cartwright Mrs.Coriotta Klass, Mrs.
Dorothy Albury, Dr. Kevin Moss, Dr. Robert Gibson, Staff of
Princess Margaret Hospital A&E, doctors, nurses & staff of
Male Medical 1 & 2, Dr. Nicolas Fox and Staff of the Medi
Center, staff of Frank Hanna Cleaning Co., staff of B. T. VI.,
staff of the Broadcasting Corp. of the Bahamas, management
& staff of Civil Aviation Airway Facility & Air Traffic Dept.,
First Caribbean Customer Service Center, staff of First
Caribbean Premises Dept., Class of St. Anne's School 1980,
management & staff of Bank of the Bahamas, St. Agnes
A.C.W; staff of Water & Sewerage, Armeta Saunders &
Family, the Hinds family, the Imperial Park neighborhood,
management & staff of Bethel Brothers Morticians and to all
other family and friends who may have assisted in any way.









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ESTHER THELMA
BETHEL, 75

a resident of Pink Cassia Ave.,
Garden Hills & 2 & formerly of
the Bluff, Cat Island, will be held
at St. Barnabas Anglican Church,
Wulff & Blue Hill Roads, on
Saturday at 11 :00 a.m. Officiating
will be Canon Basil Tynes.
Interment follows in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

Left to cherish her loving memories are her daughters, Tasha
& Melvina Munroe; stepdaughters, Yvonne Munroe of Syracuse,
New York & Nurse Carolyn Jolly; sons, Capt. William C.
Munroe, Sgt. 552 Gregory & Dave Munroe, Theodore Bethell
& Stanley Hepburn; stepsister, Blossie Meadows; brother,
Elliot Saunders; daughters-in-law, Joanne Hepburn, Donnalee,
Tamanika & Nadine Munroe of Freeport, Grand Bahama;
grandchildren, Cpl. 210 Mendel Hepburn, Stanley Jr. Hepburn,
Krystal, Kara, Christopher, Timitra, Sherice, Dantay, Davantay,
Devantaly, Greg Jr., Dwight, Davion & Davia Munroe; great
grand children, Rose, Kelly, CJ, Nikita & Brittaney Munroe;
nieces, Ann, Agatha, Judy, Dretha, Brendlee, Kathy, Marva &
Nikie; nephews, Robert, Perry, Kennie, Branard & Elroy Collie;
cousins, Francis Ledee, Clarinda Major, Caroline Newbold &
Dorothy Newton of Miami, Florida; a host of other relatives
& friends including: Rev. Luther Thurston, Bishop Albert
Hepburn, Dean Patrick Adderley, Brenetta Thurston, Helen
Johnson, Jackie Wilson, Nikie & Joanna McKenzie,Togoods
McKenzie, Lisa Bain, Bishop Innis, Bettymae Poitier & family,
Audrey Bastian & family, Valarie Taylor, Blossie Clear, Tannie
Michell, Thelma & family, Mable Morgan & family, Fenrick
Rose, Syble McKenzie & family,Theresa Thurston, Starlin
Dean, Rowena Hepburn, Genive, Elahame, Hently, Willian
Edgar & Ormand Thurston, Felix, OB, Chris, Pastor Edna
Williams & family, Mother Rosilda Mackey & family, Eglahmae
Ferguson & family, Rosyln Ferguson, Rodgers family, Richard
Armbrister & family, Saunders family, Paula Brooks & family,
Jenver Burns, Randy McClains & family, Jan Stuart & family,
Major family, Mount Ararat Evangelistic Temple, Fr. Tynes &
St. Barnabas Parish, Ministry of Works, the Kentucky family,
Maritha Smith, Marjorie Saunders, Nel Smith, Ms. Forbes,
Barrel, Miss Arnette, Kathy, Ms. Davis, Sheril Rocks &
Enderlyn. Thanks to Dr. Rodgers & the A& E staff & Dr. Chin
& the Private Medical Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital.


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



FANELISE
CENATUS-THIMO, 61

a resident of Peter Street &
formerly of St Louis du Nord,
Haiti, will be held at Our Lady's
Catholic Church, Deveaux Street,
on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Fr. Kaze Eugene
SMM. Interment follows in Old
Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Metilus Cenatus;
children, Mitilien & Ifoxa Cenatus, Therdieu Azard, Angeline
Cenetus, Sohanise Christophin, Rosilia Cenatus, Odiles
Christophin, Merita, Jileat, Jerta & Marie-Dieula Cenatus;
father, Demosthene Moline; mother, Phimerce Estalone;
brothers, Anelson Innocent, Leximon, Anheon Moline; sisters,
Silvia, Destilia & Julina Moline; grandchildren, Mikens, Wendy,
Wenderson & Peterson Christophin, Loveline Fridomme,
Bendjina & Rosoland Louis, Danie, Dermord, Janide, Imatha
& Lovesen Azard, Likennode, Wolph Stanley, Yoldine &
Miliene Cenatus, Veldine & Rams Durosie, Elie, Jackson &
Ronel Azard, Jhonson Cenatus, Michael & Henrique Petit-
Homme; nieces & nephews, Elliane, Frisnel, Philisnord, Elidieu,
Rolend, Wilson, Renand, Milent, Wilbert, Willy, Luckson,
Phinansia & Florida; cousins, Agnes & Paul Joseph; Lazamille
Amescar, Beaufils & Belle Jille, Addie Fredrick, Nelta, Guerby,
Morene, Claudette, Victor, Hendieu, Magdola, Oxy, Anthony
& Adele; other relatives & friends including, Ms. Hanna,
Claudette Rolle, Cathrine Moss, Kennieth Johnson,.Patrice
Powell, Eric, Malinda & Maxon Fredrick, Mrs. Deja Alcira,
Bernie, Clermezine, Magarette, Salius Jinante, Antouman,
Rozalia, Similie, Deja Mizou, Magritte, Malon Guerrien, Queen
of Peace family, Mrs. Fransisce, Julio & Guerrie family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10a.m to 6p.m. on Friday & on
Saturday from 9-1p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until
service time.


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JOHN MANDOWSON
"Uncle Johnnie"
GARDINER, 94

a resident of Weir Street, Baillou
Hill Road, & formerly of Governors
^Harbour, Eleuthera, will be held at
Grants Town Seventh Day
Adventist Church, Wellington
Street, on Sunday at 1 :00 p.m.
Officiating will be Pastor Eric D.
Clarke, assisted by Elder Kenny
Deveaux, Elder Roger Forbes, Elder Chris Gayle & Other
Ministers of Religion. Interment follows in Western Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

Memories will always be treasured in the hearts of his daughter:
Ruth Elizabeth Gardiner Asst. Professor. College of The
Bahamas; four sons: Lester, Gladstone, David and John
Gardiner Leading Seaman of The Royal Bahamas Defense
Force; mother to his children: Elomas; two daughters-in-law:
Gladys and Berthamae Gardiner; grandchildren: Kevin. Doug
of Atlanta, Georgia, Troy of Charlotte, North Carolina,
Currleston, Gino, Garron of Philadelphia, Bernal of Orlando,
Florida, Calderon, Anton, Darmeeko, Raquel, Omar, David,
Chantel, Anishka, Johnelle, John 111, Ashanti, Johnea, Tameko,
Leon Roker Jr, Dion, Ramone, Basil Kelly Jr, Marquinn and
Maleake; twenty great grandchildren, adopted niece: Samantha
Meadows; other adopted relatives: Carmie, Barbara, Hartman,
Anthony, Ann, Ellie, Astrid, Charlie, Yvette, Val, Dorothy,
Kirk and Cora; cousins: Rona, Paul and Garth Major, Francita
Forbes, Carmie Taylor, Gary, Henry and Eric Ingraham, Ruby
Clarke, Bobette Goodman, Pat and Rudy Gardiner; descendents
of the Gardiner and Ingraham Family of Governors and
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera; many other relatives and friends
including: the Carey, Culmer, Thompson, Bethel, Johnson,
Nottage, Saunders and Antrobus families, the Francis family
of the Fort Hill, the Butler, McDonald, Newbold and Skeet
families of Weir Street, the Olander, Woodside, Adderley,
Archer, Clarke, Wilkerson, Marshall, Montel, Ellis, Nixon,
Miller, Campbell, Neely, Isaacs, Brown, Pratt, Forbes, Stuart,
Stubbs, Walker, Martin and Morgan families; the family of
Seventh Day Adventists, Batelco, Executive Motors, The
Royal Bahamas Defense Force, The Culinary and Hospitality
Management Institute COB, faithful tenants Sue, Ellen and
Dugay, Archie & Son, political associated, the Bains and
Grants Town and other over the hill communities, Cupids


Cay, Governors Harbour, Tarpum Bay and many friends and
relatives from Eleuthera and throughout the commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

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


VERNIE IDELL
MACKEY, 78

a resident of Dunmore Street, will
be held at Gospel Light Baptist
Church, Cowpen Road & Gerald
Bartlett Way, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Spiritual
Leader Bro. Perry Cunningham.
assisted by Rev. Kenny Mackey.
Interment follows in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.


Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Ernest Mackey;
children, Bernard, Donna, Anthony, Henry, Nelson, Lonna,
Angela, Sandra & Tony; daughters-in-law, Rose Hanna, Valarie
Mackey & Ursula Mackey; sons-in-law, Craig Bethel &
Jonathan Clebrook; sisters, Edna Miller, Jane Rolle & Norma
Thurston; brothers, George & Crosby Wilmore; grandchildren,
Henry, Bernard, Marvin, Dwight, Shavania, Rosetta, Jeremy,
Raymond, Clarissa, Leon, Latonia, Lorenza, Sergio, Shavette,
Shavargo, Tonyshka, Jared, Kiki, Simeon, Celeste, Tonyque,
Tony, Santhon, Anea, Tonaz, Nakada, Henry, Henric, Henrenek,
Christopher, Darius & Branequa; a host of great grand nieces,
nephews, grandnieces, grand nephews, relatives & friends
including, Gwendolyn King & family, Mrs. Barbara Cooper,
Willacie, Angle, Denise, Susan, Charlotte, Courtnell, Rev.
Kenry Mackey, Pamela, Mrs. Munroe, Dunmore Street family,
Mr. Philip Stubbs & family, Jackie Pratt & family, Dellamae
Johnson & family, Gretchan Moncur & family, Ena Wissort
& family, Mrs. Beverley Edwards & family, management &
staff of K.F.C. Mackey Street, the management & staff of
Solomon Supercentre, management & staff of Seaside Buffet
and management & staff of Mackey's Plumbing.

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


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PEGGIE PEALINE
MUSGROVE-
MCKENZIE, 48

a resident of Southern Heights, will be
held at Church of God of Prophecy,
East Street Tabernacle, East Street, on
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Bishop Ghaly Swann, assisted by
SI Pastor Dwight Ferguson. Interment
_follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Peggie, Peggs, Peggie Pearls, Miss Punny Moon, Aunt, Auntie,
Goddie, as she is known, is survived by: five (5) sisters: Mary
Berkeley of Miramar Fl., Jethlyn Burrows and Lynda Higgs of
Freeport, Brenda Lee Simmons of Kissimmee Fl., and Bridgette
Musgrove Flowers of Nassau; five (5) brothers, Cleamine Musgrove
Jr. of New Jersey, Derek Musgrove of Nassau, Wingo and Monolito
Musgrove of Freeport and Perry Arthur of Lake Worth Fl.; six (6)
sisters-in-law, Miriam, Daisy, Margaret, Brenda and Donnell
Musgrove, and Betty Arthur; three (3) brothers-in-Law, Wilfred
'Gary' Burrows, Ivan Higgs and Dwight 'Tony' Flowers; three (3)
aunts, Alvissa and Winifred Forbes, and Anne Cox Musgrove; One
(1) uncle, James T. Musgrove; twenty (20) nieces, Opal Berkeley,
Shannay Sawyer, Elizabeth Ivanique Higgs, Vivienda Soto, Britoneia
Musgrove, Alveria Rigby Reid, Brendalee Smith, Donnalee Musgrove,
Lakisha Balfour Watson, Derycka, Deanka, and Deneika Musgrove,
Krystal Ferguson, Latricia and Laranda Musgrove, Rashan Albury,
Monisha (Precious) and Monica Musgrove, Tanaia Green and Bianca
Arthur; four (4) nieces-in-law, Lisa Berkeley, Kim and Gwenique
Musgrove, and Lynette Hamilton; nineteen (19) nephews, Leslie
Valentino Berkeley, Leading Seaman Themo Berkeley of The Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, Pedro Berkeley, Wilfred Alexander and
James Andrew Burrows, Richendo Simmons, Cleamine Francis,
Rudolph, Tryone, Wingo Jr., Gamal, Akio and Montel Musgrove,
Patrick Hamilton, Ashley "Don" Arthur, Daniel Cochran, Derek
Musgrove, Quincy Saunders, and Able Seaman Rondell Knowles
of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force; five (5) nephews-in-law,
Sam Sawyer, Moses Soto, Lloyd Reid, Greg Smith, and Shervaughn
Watson; fifteen (15) grandnieces: Jaydon Martin, Kaymia, Trincy
and Sasha Reid, Dominique and Arianna Smith, Neazure and Lakay
Stuart, Tatyana Musgrove, Tinisa and Taysia Berkeley, Tatiana Soto,
Shabethany Sawyer, Patrinique and Latonya Hamilton; three (3)
grandnephews, Aiden Tyler Musgrove, Davonte Hamilton, Nacassian
Pinder; special friends, Lavenia King and family, Pauline Porter and
family, Vanna Barry Roach and family, Bernice Bullard and family,
Sharon Cunningham and family, Sharon Chase and family, Rose
Newton and family, Wendy Ferguson, Sheryl Bethel and family, and
Sheila and Bernard Munroe and family; Several god-children
including, Tenille Barr, Donovan Flowers, Inderia Henfield, Miquell


Sturrup, Vanessa King, Violet, Giovanni and Keturah, Dennis (DJ)
Mathers, Indira Porter, Brenville Saunders; numerous relatives and
friends of Nassau, Althea Jones and family, Kosygen Forbes and
family, Dorothy Barr and family, Andrew 'Andy' Forbes and family,
Charmaine Musgrove and family, Nelson Musgrove and family,
Shermica McKintosh and family, Marsha Smith and family, Hartley
Forbes and family, Sandra Butler and family, Isula Henfield and
family, Cynthia Rolle and family, Rose and Charles Edgecombe and
family, Virginia and Elvis Carey and family, Eva and Lyle Burrows,
Mae Higgs and family, Gwendolyn Hall and family, Roland Hamilton,
Melda Scavella, Shirley Bonamy and family, Ilene Burrows and
family, George Astwood and family, Patricia and Zieha Rahming,
Vernita Mackey and family, Emaline Curtis and family, Katherine
Woodside and family, Miriam Curtis and family, Josephine Gibson
Musgrove and family, Dimple Laroda and family, Puncheeta and
Almando Taylor and family, Muriel, Alice and Millie Symonette
and family, Rose Newton and family, Edith Saunders and family,
June Collie and family, Ivan Barr and family, Renee and Joseph
Young and family, Basil and Agnes Charlow and family, Anishka
and Laverne Davis and family, Marva Kelly and family, Virginia
Sawyer and family, Wanda Darville and family, Melanie Goddard
and family, Vernita Mackey and family, Dereo Maycock and family,
Kenton Whylly and family, Andrea Sturrup and family, Annamae
Hepburn and family, Henry "Hank" Bain and family, Louis Major
and family, Henry Roberts and family, The communities of Joan's
Heights West, South Beach and Southern Heights, the entire Church
of God of Prophecy family especially the Elizabeth Estates, Soldier
Road, Baillou Hill Road and East Street Branches, the Staff and
Management of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited,
the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Reserves, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force and the Graduates of Government High School
especially the Class of 1975 of Freeport, Lydia and Mark Moss and
family, Don and Emma Forbes, Andrea Missick and family, Samantha
McIntosh and family, Diana, Kirk, and Arthur Musgrove and family,
Cleophas Capron and family, Rosemae Saunders-Musgrove and
family, Alexander 'Kalik' Newbold and family, Stanley, Peter, Elsie,
Carol, Evan and Jay Williams and family, Kenneth 'Jimbo' Garland
and family, Stephen Duncombe, Tanisha and Denniqua Johnson,
and Willimae Symonette of Bimini and Cat Cay, Rosemary
Edgecombe, and Beatrice Thompson and family of Abaco, Deborah
Symonette and family of The Turks and Caicos, Sandra Musgrove
and family, Eustace Musgrove and family, Cynclair '"Pearly" Musgrove
and family, Curlin Musgrove and family, and Stanford Forbes and
family of The United States of America, Keith Forbes and family,
Charles Forbes and family, Nathaniel Forbes and family, Shannon
Henfield and family, Carolyn Grey and family, Nettamae Beckles
and family, Glee Musgrove and family, Patsy Williams and family,
and Cheryl Dottin and family. Many other family and friends that
are too numerous to list.

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


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


Shane "House"
Anthony Roberts, 32

/ \ of East Store Court,
Yellow Elder Gardens
I will be held Saturday
10:45am at St. Francis
Xavier Cathedral, West
Hill Street. Fr. Glen
Nixon will officiate.
Interment will follow in
the Western Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

S Left to mourn his
passing but to cherish
happy memories are his loving and devoted
mother, Donna Pauline Roberts; his father,
Alphonso William Evans; one son, Shane Jr.;
grand mother, Merle Roberts; one grand aunt,
Ruth Rolle of Syracuse, N.Y; twenty two aunts,
Keva Nethersole, Delvera Wallace, Dr. Lynda
Riddle of Cincinnati, Yolanda Thomas, Francis
Roberts, Carolyn Roberts (Freeport), Carolyn
Roberts (Nassau), Marsha (Abaco), Brenda
Tinker, Patrice White, Savannah Georgia,
Winifred Roberts, Elva Armbrister, Debbie
Longley, Wendy Lightbourne, Joy Nicholls,
Nadine Rolle, Tasma Rolle, Hartlyn Roberts,
Patsy and Sheila Mackey, Margaret and Nora
Evans; twelve uncles, Anthony Roberts, Hon.
Bradley B. Roberts, Dr. Robin Roberts, Vaughn
Roberts, Gladstone, Asa, Paul, Lester, Mackey,
Craig and Kevin Rolle, Andrew Thomas;


godparents, Jessica Bowe and Frank Guillaume
of Miami, Fla.; and other relatives and friends
including, Peter Roberts-Whitfield, Clifford
Storr, Jerome Franks, Gary Wallace, Ruth Sands,
Louise Wallace-Thompson, Sidney Wallace,
Paula Williams and Family, Wendal B. Roberts,
Steve, Martin and Brad Albury and the Albury
Clan of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Mr and Mrs
Neville Albury and family, Mr and Mrs Oswald
Isaacs and family, Maria McKenzie and family,
Maxine Mitchell-Taylor, Sonny Scott. Numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins to name. Special
thanks to the management and staff of the Water
and Sewerage Corp., the members and officers
of the BUSAWU, Doctors Sands, Weech and
Chin, Nurses of ICU of the Princess Margaret
Hospital, Dr. Tracey Roberts-Halkitis,
management and staff of The Nassau Hotel
Restaurant Supplies, Doctors and Nurses of the
Walk In Medical Clinic, Carla Neymour and
family (Andros), James Ferguson and sisters,
Roy-Ann Lowe and family, Rosalee Lightfoot
and family, Geraldine Curtis, Barbara, Joyce
and Kimberley Bain, Shirley Cooper, residents
of East Storr Court, Yellow Elder Gardens, Fr.
Glen Nixon, Nuns of St. Martin's Convent,
members of St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral,
Darren Parker and family, Florence Kemp and
family, Roots and One Family Junkanoo Group
and staff of Bethel Brothers Morticians.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel
Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday
from 10am to 6pm and on Saturday at the church
from 9:45am until service time.


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Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.
Presldent/lIRnaulno Director a


Kene Kenica Smith, 21


a resident of Silver Gates Estates and
formerly of both Calabash Bay and
Fresh Creek, Andros, will be held on
Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at 10:00 a.
m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church,
Calabash Bay, Andros. Officiating will
be The Very Rev. Father S. Sabastian
Campbell, assisted by other Ministers
of the Gospel. Interment will follow
in the Public Cemetery. Services have
been entrusted to Gateway Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Avenue
and Kenwood Street.


Left to cherish the memories of her
never ending smile are her mother, Christine Adderley; father, Ken
Smith; brothers, Hassan Bowleg, Ken Jr.; 2 adopted sisters, Tamara
Wilson and Darriel Rolle; 1 adopted brother, Darrell Rolle Jr., 1
Godchild, Brianna Bowles; stepmother, Petralee Smith; grandmothers,
Merril Rolle and Reinadell Smith; grandfather, William "Bill"
Adderley; step-grandmother, Valderine Adderley; aunts: Leucretia
and Nickla Rolle, Hope Wilson, Karis Davis, Vernita and Portia
Smith, Gena Young, Dianne Adderley; uncles, Darrell, Ricardo and
Keno Rolle, Ricardo Davis, Dale, Dennis, Dexter and Devon
Adderley, Nelson, Gordon, Errol, Vandyke, Patrick, Philip, Don,
and Tredwell Smith; grandaunts, Coralee Bain, Gloria Johnson,
Rosalie Sweeting, Maxine and Diane Thompson, Cassalina Curry,
Beatrice Tinker, Lilian Rolle, Sally Dill, Inez Mason and Millicent
Miller; granduncles, Hesley and James Roosevelt Thompson, Bernard
Bain, Ivan Johnson and Fredrick Curry; special friends, Jason Neely,
Lynette Hutchinson, Daniel Miller, Branitta Buchanan, Talitha
Strachan, Audra Bain, Miesha and Jordan Prince William's graduating
class of 2004. Other relatives and friends including, Tia, Tarriah,
Tresia, Robyn, Renaldo, Peabo, Altonique, Nickquelle, Carlette,
Aniyah, Racquille, Shaquille, Kaynaj, Keno Jr., Kianna, Kia, Ingrid,
Patricia, Keva, Nicole, Kelly, Pearlamae, Roston, Cleo, Lavern, Joy,
Dominique, Tanya Thompson, Sherry, Patty, Kimberley, 'Mum',
Dede, Alliah, D'Mari and Darren Adderley, Felicia, Richanna,
Rexeanna, Chaka, Sanovia, Shatoya, Debrice, Arlene, Alicia, Sophia,
Kaitlyn, Shanny, The Dean Family, The Stuart Family, The Western
Air Family, The College Of The Bahamas Family, The Torchbearers
Family, The One Family Family, The Purple Zone Family, The North
Andros Family, The Calabash Bay Family, The Silver Gates Family,
The Whitfield Family, The Mills Family, The Turnquest Family and
The Ferguson Family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on Thursday
from 3 :00 p. m to 7:00 p. m., on Friday from 9:00 a. m. to 1 :00 p.
m. and at the church in Andros from 4:00 p. m. to service time at
the church.


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


FUNRA SRIC FOR


Dorothy Denise

Clarke, 50


of Wulff Road will be held on
Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Bethel
Baptist Church, Meeting Street at
10am. Officiating will be Pastor
Timothy Stewart, assisted by other
ministers of religion. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.


Left to cherish fond memories are
her mother, Ruby Neely; father,
Richard Clarke; five sons, Damon, Treko, Jason Lavardo and
Christopher; one daughter, Tiffany; five grandchildren, Jamal Jr.,
Jasmine, Taleea, Desmond Jr. and Jason Jr.; seven brothers, Christopher
and Anthony Clarke, Phillip Lightbourne, Stephen, Frank, Calvin
and Jermain Mackey; two sisters, Sandra Cooper and Linda Greer of
Michigan; two sisters-in-law, Judith and Tonette; two aunts, Virginia
Neilly and Edith Sawyer; three grand uncles, Calvin, Twyman and
Clinton Neilly; three grand aunts, Eloise Albury, Sharon Lyles and
Helena Neilly; three aunts-in-law, Mercelita, Evelyn and Diana Neilly;
numerous nieces and nephews, including Valentino Sands, Andre
Cooper, Shaneya, Franjadi, Faith, Brandon, Philon, Rayan, Paris,
Anthony Jr., Donray and Anthonique; numerous other relatives and
friends including Marie Horton, Twees Dean, Lillian Johnson, Shevette
Edwards, Sabrina Roberts, Aletha Cooper, Dwight Lyles, Dwayne
Woodside, Irma, Kendal, and Maxwell Albury, Gregory, Kingsley
Cash, Beverley Sobiech, Ruby Curtis, Florinda Lightbourn, Meryl
Rolle, Helen Hall, Lynette Barry, Valeria Johnson, Anthony, Calvin
Jr., Carlton Neilly, Cheryl, Rhodrille, Dale Neilly, Cynthia Thompson,
Thudgelyn, Theodore, Terrel Neilly, Clinton Jr., Deane, Yelena Neilly,
Rowena, Patrick, Wenzel Neilly, Janet Pratt, Charles Demeritte, Edna
Pennerman and family, Gloria Ward and family, Cynthia Brown and
family, Nellie Cooper and family, the staff of City Markets, the staff
of Bahamas Food Services Limited, the staff of Tropical Shipping,
the staff of Hard Rock Caf6, the staff of Oyster Bars Seafood, Donna
Wilson and family, the staff of Atlantis, Cheryl Miller and family,
Adrian Smith and family, Bethel Baptist Church and family, Quincey
Bevans and family, Rev. Timothy Stewart and family, Esther Winder
Storr and family, Curly Aranah and family, Judy Roberts and family,
the staff of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture,
Audrey Dean, Edith Smith and family, Agatha, Jennie, Ronnie, Sarah,
Frith, Richard, Christopher, Pat Horton, Willmae Goodman, Joseph
Horton, Christina, Eldrid, Bridgette Mortimer, Marie Horton and
many others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,
Mackey Street on Friday from 12noon until 6pm and again at the
church from 9am until service time.









Cebar Crest funeral J|ome
DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

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a resident of Fort Fincastle, will
be held 11am, on Saturday, 16th
June, 2007, at Lighthouse
Fellowship Church of God,
Mahogany Street, Malcolm
Allotment. Officiating will be
Bishop Carlton J. Stuart, assisted
by Minister Stanley Smith, Rev.
Shirley Smith, Rev. Theresa
Burrows. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Cherished memories are held by her son, Maxwell Jenoure;
two daughters, Anastasia Jenoure and Latoya Precious Carey;
twenty-two grandchildren, Abigail and Allison Jenoure, Kirk
Stuart, Allison, Antonia, Ariel, Jalisa, Melissa, Jan, Teran,
Temecia, Joshua, Jermain, LaTorian, Labrea, Lucy, Jatoria,
Jason Jr., Jerome, Matthew, Kenia and Dario; adopted father,
Richard Culmer; nine adopted children, Theresa Knowles,
Brunette Rose, Lashanda Smith, Carmaine Chea, Devonne
Smith, Wendall Bethel, Thomas Lockhart, Brunette
Edgecombe and Jason Sr.; six brothers, Oswald Carey, Philip
Colebrooke, Clement, Richardo, Carlton Cartwright and
Glenroy Culmer; three sisters, Brenda Larrimore, Arnette
Collins, Christine and Mitchleen Culmer; fifteen nephews,
Bryan Morley, Danny Cooper, Chester Darville Jr., Bryan
Morley Jr., Bryon Morley, William Cartwright, Stephen
Cartwright, Frank, Tony, Arthur, Dennis, Trevor and Marlon
Carey, Philip and Justin David; six nieces, Ricarla Rodgers,
Christer Darville, Brynesha Morley, Patrice Drakes, Elizabeth
Carey and Kendra Carey; daughter-in-law, Alfreda Fowler
Jenoure; brother-in-law, James Larrimore; sister-in-law, Annie
Colebrook; godchildren, Lapond McIntosh, Shawn Taylor,
Tevin Stevans and Sharlene; and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Edward, Maxwell Jenoure Sr. and family,
Kandaisy Roker and family, Jayde, Bersil, Edward Jr., Stanley,
Osbourne and Bradley Stuart, Daphane Johnson, Rev. Princess
Smith, Rev. Shirley Smith, Bishop Carlton and Sister Genesta
Stuart and the Lighthouse Fellowship Church of God, staff
of Office Plus, Freeport, Gloria Stubbs and family, Margaret
Saunders and family, Terry and Molesta Winder, the Lockhart
family, Joseph Ward and family, Rosilee Thompson and
family, Richardo Rodgers, Mable Jenoure and family, Deborah
Bethel, Linda Adderley, Sonia Miller, Nelson George and


family, staff of Housekeeping Princess Margaret Hospital,
the Fort Fincastle Community, Christine Gardiner and family,
Kathleen Darville and family, Walter Saunders and family,
Eunice Young, Sammy Culmer and family, David Smith,
Presca Gibbs and family, Francis Knowles and family.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on
Friday from 12noon to 6pm and at the church on Saturday
from 9:30am until service time.


-- VED GASTON
I ^.1 hVEDRINE, 39


a resident of Chippingham, formerly
-of Bord-De-Mer, Jean Rabel, Haiti,
will be held 2pm on Saturday, 16th
June, 2007, at Emmaus Baptist
Church, McCollough Corner.
Officiating will be Rev. George
Choute. Interment will follow in the
Southern Cemetery, Spikenard and
Cowpen Road.


Cherished memories are held by his wife, Magelitta Vedrine;
children, Igentha, Wisnaldine and Gerbensly Vedrine; father,
Delpe Vedrine; mother, Ilfancia Toutoute Vedrine; brothers,
Raphael and Rockine Vedrine; sisters, Cilia, Antoinette and
Melila Vedrine, Morrell and Leyanna Noel; nephews and
nieces, John Fritz, Kendy, Pepsi and Lucadet, Ylfancia,
Asonise, Silvany, Dianna, Brigette and Witnika Vedrine;
uncles and aunts, Orest, Dieuseul, Presendiew, Rivelle, Carida,
Elainne and Charitable Vedrine and Fradet Cheri; cousins,
Mela, Benoit, Elie, Odilon and Estme Vedrine, Rosena, Sandy,
Junior, Florentine, Pitelson, Wisley, Rosiana, Dianna, Elita,
Lamercie, Diudonne, Mme Morange, Elda, Gogo, Nicles, St.
Matil, Placida, Johnson, Elza, Merlande, Adline, Zando,
Genise and Johnsy Vedrine and Mme St Amand and family,
and a host of other relatives and friends including the Noel,
Jeanty, Vedrine, Jean-Baptiste, Roche and Toutoute families.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar
Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on
Friday from 12noon to 6pm and on Saturday from 10am to
12noon and at the church from 12:30pm until service time.


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

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ELDRICA
BURROWS, 74

of East Street South will be
held on Saturday at 2pm at
Fellowship Baptist Church,
Pigeon Plum Street,
Pinewood Gardens.
Officiating will be Rev. Ron
Deleveaux. Interment in The
Southern Cemetery.


She is survived by four daughters, Lenora Douglas,
Kim Lopez, Ruth Burrows and Louise Odelle of
Washington, D.C.; three sons, Philip Burrows of Miami,
Fla., Ivan Lockhart and Larry Burrows; five sisters,
Albertha Wilkinson, Hilda Joseph, Edith Cooper, Selma
Joseph and Agnes Joseph; two sons-in-law, Lanny
Lopez and Bill Odelle; three daughters-in-law, Yvonne,
Debra and Patricia Burrows; brothers-in-law, George
Cox; sister-in-law, twenty one grandchildren, Patrick
and Philip Burrows Jr., Tess Douglas, Terrell Cleare,
Keisha and Lenny Lopez, Javon and Vernica of
Washington D.C., Qrazy McGree, Opara Lockhart,
Joshua Chipman, Kitty and Devon Lockhart, Derek
Lewis, Taurus Farrington, Larry Burrows Jr., Tallea
Burrows, Tekoa, Melissa, Theo and Tr6; three adopted
grandchildren, WR 772 Shacanla Rahming, Latoya
Douglas and Andre Albury; numerous great
grandchildren including, Angel, Rasheed, Rasheea,
Jason, Kiana, Ricardo, Tico, Rachrgah, Lestazia, Makhi,
Randi, Mariska, Taurus Jr., Torique, Lazaria, Oran,
Shantanae, Sierra, Opera Jr.; numerous nephews
including, Wilfred, Terrance, Joe, Tony, Flint, Ned Jr.,
Clyde, Mickie Swann; numerous nieces including,
Majorie Williams, Ceva Sweeting, Helena Munroe,
Val, Cyprianna, Audrey, Joey, Margo, Robin, Cherry,
Sharry, Emma and WCPL 2305 Sweeting; host of
other relatives and friends including Vincent Peet,
John Darville, Kevin McDonald, Naka, Dr. Megan
Brooks, Karen Farrington, Alvin Knowles; other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.


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8:00 PM


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Ralph. Vaughn Williams Mark Miller
Marvin Curtis Craig Courtney ,* Jack
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PG 12 Thursday, June 14r2007


The Tribune


* A TODDLER reacts
as he is held up to Pope
Benedict XVI wearing
a red hat, during the
weekly general audience
in St. Peter's Square at
the Vatican, Wednesday,
June 13, 2007.
(AP Photo/Pier Paolo
Cito)


Cardinal: Catholics shouldn't



fund Amnesty International




because of abortion stance


* VATICAN CITY
A VATICAN cardinal said Monday
that Roman Catholics shouldn't con-
tribute to Amnesty International
because of the group's new policy that
calls for access to abortion services for
women under certain circumstances,
according to Associated Press.
The human rights organization
reversed its longtime neutral stance on
abortion in April and adopted a policy
urging governments to ensure access to
abortion services for women in the case
of rape, incest or when pregnancy rep-
resents a risk to the mother's life or a
grave risk to her health.
Cardinal Renato Martino, who heads
the Vatican's justice and peace depart-
ment, criticized the policy, saying it rep-
resented a betrayal of Amnesty's goals


of ensuring human rights around the
world.
"The inevitable consequence of this
decision, according to the cardinal, will
be the suspension of any financing to
Amnesty on the part of Catholic organ-
izations and also individual Catholics,"
according to a statement from
Martino's office.
In a statement, Amnesty said it had
never received any financing from the
Vatican or from official Roman
Catholic organizations.
Spokesman Riccardo Nourey
acknowledged that the group may well
have received financing from "Catholic-
inspired" groups as well as individuals,
but not from organizations that are an
official extension of the Catholic Church.
In fact, Amnesty's statutes specifical-
ly say that the London-based organiza-


tion is independent of any government,
political party, church, religious confes-
sion or other group.
In the statement, Amnesty explained
that its new abortion policy came about
as part of its global Stop Violence
Against Women campaign.
The group, winner of the 1977 Nobel
Peace Prize, said it recognized that
women and girls were victims of gen-
der-based violence and bear the conse-
quences of "the abuse of their sexual
and reproductive rights."
Amnesty says it isn't taking a posi-
tion on whether abortion is right or
wrong, and will not campaign generally
for abortion rights. But it says it decid-
ed to make the policy so it could
address abortion as it relates to its core
work of ensuring the right to health for
women and violence against women.


Martino, who was the Vatican's U.N.
envoy for 16 years, often makes head-
lines with his pronouncements on issues
of the day: He has expressed support
for genetically modified foods, saying
they could help feed the world's hungry;
and he has backed scientists who ques-
tion the gravity of climate change.
The statement from Martino's office
was carried by the official Vatican
Radio. However, the statement on the
Vatican Radio Web site omitted a key
phrase from the original in which
Martino says even individual Catholics
should withhold financing for Amnesty.
A Martino spokesman said he didn't
know why Vatican Radio had omitted
the section, but insisted that the cardi-
nal fully meant that individual
Catholics should suspend donations to
the group.


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RELIGION


Thursday, June 14, 2007 PG 13


Vatican gives award to UN




General Assembly president




who supported contraception


* UNITED NATIONS

THE Vatican's U.N. observer pre-
sented an award for promoting peace
and development to the president of
the U.N. General Assembly, a pioneer-
ing Arab lawyer and women's rights
advocate who publicly supported con-
traception in the fight against AIDS,
according to Associated Press.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore said
Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, the
legal adviser to Bahrain's Royal Court,
was also selected for the 15th Path To
Peace Award because of her work to
encourage intercultural and inter-reli-
gious dialogue as president of the 192-
nation world body.
Migliore presented the medal from
the Path to Peace Foundation to the
General Assembly president at a din-
ner Tuesday night attended by over 350
people at U.N. headquarters. The foun-
dation, which Migliore heads, was
established to promote the Catholic
church's message of peace primarily by
supporting the work of the Holy See's
U.N. mission.
In a message on World AIDS Day in
December 2006, Al Khalifa said that in
fighting the HIV virus and AIDS,
young people "face barriers to access
services provided by governments or
they cannot afford them and fear being
judged when they go to a clinic."
"This severely limits access to con-
traception and leads to the high rates of
unintended pregnancy and HIV in
young people," she said. "Almost 140
million women do not have access to
contraception so they have no choice
in deciding if and when to have chil-
dren. If world leaders honor their com-
mitments and live up to their promises,
then young people would have the
reproductive health services and infor-
mation to meet their needs."
According to a statement from the
United States Conference on Catholic
Bishops in 2004, "the Catholic commu-
nity and Catholic institutions should
not honor those who act in defiance of
our fundamental moral principles.
They should not be given awards, hon-
ors or platforms which would suggest
support for their actions."
Migliore reiterated the Catholic
church's opposition to artificial contra-
ception and its strong support for
human life. He said he did not want "to
give much importance" to concerns


* UN General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa speaks during a news conference at the Vienna
International Center on Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Al Khalifa will attend a women's networking conference aimed at
promoting peace and security in the Middle East on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Hans Punz)


about Al-Khalifa's award by some anti-
abortion advocates because their con-
cerns are based on the AIDS message.
"I consider that what the president
said on that occasion reflected the
national reports on this issue, and she
summarized the national reports ... and
that is something within the duties of
the president of the General Assembly
- to present what the General
Assembly relates," he said.
Ashraf Kamal, spokesman for the
General Assembly president, said Al
Khalifa was chosen to receive the
award.
"The sheikha has spoken coura-


geously in favor of all women the world
over and her commitment to their
cause has been absolutely strong," he
said.
Kamal quoted Migliore's assistant,
Rev. Vittorio Guerrrera, as saying:
"The decision to specifically honor Ms.
Al-Khalifa for her work on inter-reli-
gious dialogue along with her dedicat-
ed effort to promote peace, develop-
ment and the rule of law was made
after diligent review...".
Al Khalifa chose the importance of
intercultural and inter-religious dia-
logue for one of the four thematic
debates she organized in the General


Assembly. It was held last month.
In her speech accepting the award,
Al Khalifa said that "promoting a true
dialogue among civilizations and reli-
gions is perhaps the most important
political instrument that we can use to
reach out across borders and build
bridges of peace and hope."
She called for greater efforts to over-
come mistrust, saying "all religious
leaders have a duty to motivate their
followers to engage 'others' more rea-
sonably and with greater mutual
respect. while remaining true to their
own beliefs."







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* HINDU spiritual
leader and humanitarian
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, left,
former Indonesian
President Abdurrahman
Wahid, center, and
Director of the Pardes
Institute of Jewish
studies Rabbi Daniel
Landes attend a confer-
ence on religious toler-
ance in Bali, Indonesia,
Tuesday, June, 12, 2007
A Jewish Holocaust
survivor made a plea for
tolerance Tuesday at a
conference in the world's
most populous Muslim
nation that also brought
together religious leaders
and victims of attacks by
Islamic extremists.
(AP Photo/Firdia
Lisnawati)


Holocaust survivor appeals for




tolerance in Muslim Indonesia


* INDONESIA
Bali
RELIGIOUS leaders and victims of
terrorist attacks gathered in the world's
most populous Muslim nation Tuesday
to protest the Iranian president's claims
that the Holocaust may have been a
"myth", according to Associated Press
Among them was a Jewish survivor
of the genocide, who made an impas-
sioned plea for tolerance.
"I hope people will learn from the
past," said Sol Teichman, 79, who was a
teenager living in Czechoslovakia when
his city was occupied first by the
Hungarian army and then the
Germans. "We should try to improve
life instead of destroying it."
The daylong gathering on Indonesia's
resort island of Bali was attended by the
country's former President
Abdurraham Wahid, Hindu spiritual
head Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Buddhist


teachers, a Jesuit priest and rare in a
country that does not recognize Israel
or the Jewish religion rabbis.
One of the goals was to discuss ways
to end the growing polarization
between faiths since the Sept. 11, 2001,
attacks in the United Sates.
Another was to counter a December
conference hosted by Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that tried to
cast doubt on the killing of an estimat-
ed 6 million Jews during World War II.
"Why are the Jews so concerned
about the Holocaust? Well one-third of
our people were killed and only within
six to seven years," said Rabbi Daniel
Landes, who teaches theology in
Jerusalem.
"That abhors us not only as Jews, it's
abhorrent to us as members of human-
ity," he said. "If it can happen once to a
group of people, it can happen to
everyone."
Wahid, who led Indonesia from 1999


to 2001 and remains a highly respected
moderate Muslim leader, said it was
important that people have the courage
to speak the truth.
"Although I'm a good friend of
Ahmadinejad, I have to say that he is
wrong," he said. "I visited Auschwitz's
Museum of Holocaust and I saw many
shoes of dead people. Because of this, I
believe the Holocaust happened."
Security was tight at the five-star
hotel that hosted the discreetly organ-
ized event.
Indonesia's government is secular
and most of its 190 million Muslims are
moderate, but a vocal militant fringe
has grown louder in recent years. Al-
Qaida-linked terrorists have twice
attacked Bali a mostly Hindu enclave
- killing more than 220 people.
"It has been difficult for me to excuse
in my heart those who committed this
act," said Tumini, a Balinese woman
who suffered severe burns over her


body during a nightclub blast in 2002.
She said she still has not recovered
emotionally, physically or financially.
The conference was sponsored by
the Libforall Foundation, a U.S. based
organization that seeks to counter
Muslim extremism in the Islamic world
by supporting religious moderates, and
the Simon Wiesenthal Center's
Museum of Tolerance.
Teichman, speaking publicly for the
first time in a predominantly Muslim
nation, said Ahmadinejad's questioning
of the Holocaust made him want to
"push a little harder" to talk to Islamic
leaders.
"I ask only one question," said
Teichman, who was sent to Auschwitz,
Dachau, and three other concentration
camps before allied forces liberated
him 1945.
"If that is a lie, can you tell me what
happened to my mother? To my sister?
To my brothers? To my gran 'parents?"


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welcomes mission


0 HAVANA
NEW Episcopal Bishop Nerva Cot Aguilera, the
church's first female bishop in Cuba and the devel-
oping world, said Monday she welcomed the
opportunity to show what women can do if given
the chance, according to Associated Press.
"I feel very honored by my designation," Cot
told The Associated Press in a phone interview, a
day after being consecrated at the Holy Trinity
Episcopal Cathedral in Havana. "It's a historic act
that demonstrates women's possibilities."
Cot's designation as suffragan bishop was first
announced in February.
"Her appointment is a wonderful reminder that
in some nations, leadership is primarily about gifts
for service and not about gender," U.S. Presiding
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who took office
in November as the first woman to lead the church,
said at the time.
Also consecrated on Sunday was Cuban's other
new suffragan bishop, Ulises Mario Aguiera
Prendes.
Cuba's Episcopal Church has about 10,000 mem-
bers in a nation of more than 11 million. A majori-
ty of Cubans are nominally Roman Catholic, but
Protestant denominations and the African-influ-
enced faith Santeria have gained in popularity in
recent years.
Cot was a secondary school teacher before
church reforms permitted her ordination as one of
the first three Episcopal women priests in Cuba in
1987.
Cuba was a diocese of the U.S. church until 1967,
when it was forced to break away because hostility
between the U.S. and Cuban governments made
contacts difficult. Cuba's communist leaders were
embracing official atheism at the time, a stance
abandoned in the early 1990s.
The Episcopal News Service of the U.S.
Episcopal Church reported earlier this year that
the Cuban church has since operated under a
Metropolitan Council, an extra-provincial region ;
of the church. Now chaired by the Archbishop
Andrew Hutchison of Canada, the council also
includes Jefferts Schori and the archbishop of the
West Indies.
Cuba's interim bishop, Miguel Tamayo, is also
bishop of Uruguay.
As suffragan bishops, Cot and Aguiera will serve
under Tamayo. Cot said she will be responsible for
western Cuba with Aguiera heading the church in
the east. E NEW Episcopal Bishop Nerva Cot Aguilera, the church's first female bishop in Cuba and the developing
The Episcopal Church of Cuba is part of the 77 world, works in an office at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Havana, Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Cot was
million-member Anglican Communion, a global a secondary school teacher before church reforms permitted her ordination as one of the first three
fellowship of churches that trace their roots to the Episcopal women priests in Cuba in 1987.
Church of England. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


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St Louis archbishop has record




of publicly scolding dissenters


* By BETSY TAYLOR
Associated Press Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) In his three
years as St. Louis archbishop, the Most
Rev. Raymond Burke has taken on a
presidential contender, a pop star,
Missouri politicians and even parish-
ioners.
American bishops regularly speak
against public policies that run contrary
to Roman Catholic teaching, but Burke
stands out for his hard line taking on
those who oppose church teachings, no
matter how high-profile or popular
they are.
"I know I have to teach. I know I
have to be clear about the church's
position," Burke said in an interview
with The Associated Press. "If that
means that national media takes an
interest in it, then that's something that
I have to accept. But that's certainly not
my object in my activity."
Burke set off a national debate in
2004 when he said he would deny Holy
Communion to presidential hopeful
John Kerry because the Catholic
Democrat supports abortion rights.
Only a few other U.S. bishops went as
far as Burke; most said they opposed
using the sacrament as a sanction.
In April, Burke resigned as board
chairman for the Cardinal Glennon
Children's Foundation because of a
benefit-concert appearance by singer
Sheryl Crow, who supports abortion
rights and embryonic stem cell
research. Crow declined interview
requests.
And last month, a local Catholic high
school revoked an invitation to U.S.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to speak
at her daughter's commencement from
the institution. The senator also sup-
ports abortion rights and embryonic
stem-cell research. Burke backed the
school's decision, though he said he had
no direct hand in it.
A McCaskill spokeswoman has said
the senator understands her positions
differ from those held by the church,
but she's made peace with them.
The archbishop, a genial-looking
man with a soft conversational voice,
said he must serve as a moral guide.
"The most pressing issue is the secu-
larization in society," Burke said. "The
church finds herself more and more in
a prophetic role of calling into question
trends in society, for instance, practices
like widespread procured abortion, and
now, human cloning and embryonic
stem cell research."
Burke, 58, came to St. Louis after
years in Rome.
A graduate of the Pontifical


* REV Marek Bozek stands inside St. Stanislaus Kostka church Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in St. Louis. In 2005, St. Louis
Archbishop Raymond Burke excommunicated the six-member board of directors of the traditionally Polish parish near
downtown and also excommunicated Bozek, brought in by the parish after Burke removed the archdiocesan priests that
had been assigned there.


Gregorian University in Rome and a
student of canon law, Burke spent five
years in service to the highest court in
the church, the Supreme Tribunal of
the Apostolic Signatura. In 1995, he
was installed as bishop of La Crosse,
Wis., then in 2004, was elevated to St.
Louis, home to 550,000 Catholics.
Burke said he has been surprised by
the strong reaction to his declarations.
Kerry has said he shares the church's
opposition to abortion, but did not feel
it was appropriate to legislate personal
religious beliefs.
"To me, it didn't seem like anything
very radical to say that a Roman
Catholic who persists in a public way in
fostering legislation that permits pro-
cured abortion should be denied
Communion," Burke said.
"The church in her whole history has
always understood this, that if you pub-
licly persist in a gravely sinful act, that
you should not present yourself for
Holy Communion, and if you do,
because of the public nature of it, you
should be told not to."
Prior to a weekday Mass at the
Cathedral Basilica, the ornate crown


jewel of St. Louis' Catholic churches,
Bryanne Whitney, 22, said there's much
more to Burke than his statements that
brush up against politics and pop cul-
ture. He calls Catholics to strengthen
their faith, to listen to God and follow
the path God has set out for them, she
said.
"I think he's on the straight and nar-
row," she said. "He's consistent, and he
upholds the church's teachings."
Burke also has his critics.
In 2005, the archbishop excommuni-
cated the six-member board of St.
Stanislaus Kostka, a traditionally
Polish parish, after they refused to end
an arrangement that dated back to the
late 19th century giving them authority
over parish finances.
Burke also excommunicated the Rev.
Marek Bozek, who was brought in by
the parish.
Bozek said the archbishop is a good
man, but inflexible.
"For him, I think compromise is a
dirty word," Bozek said.
"Unfortunately, the church is moving
from having a dialogue into a mono-
logue."


(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Burke has not commented on spe-
cific candidates in the 2008 presiden-
tial race. Four of the Democratic
contenders and three of the
Republicans seeking the nomination
are Catholic.
Last month, Rhode Island Bishop
Thomas J. Tobin called statements on
abortion by former New York Mayor
Rudy Giuliani, a Catholic Republican,
"pathetic" and "hypocritical." Giuliani
has said he's personally opposed to
abortion, but believes women should
be able to decide for themselves
whether to terminate a pregnancy.
Burke said he will continue to speak
out about church teaching, even when
it sometimes means that he must "say
difficult things to the culture in which
we live."
He knows not everyone will accept
the message.
"You cannot be a good Catholic and
be in favor of procured abortion or be
in favor of embryonic stem cell
research. It's just not possible, and so if
by teaching what the church teaches,
people see that as polarizing, I think
they are mistaken."


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RELIGION


Thursday, June 14, 2007 PG 17


Anglican Georgina Forrest turns 100


With her Grandsons at her side,
Georgina Forrest celebrated her
100th birthday with a special mid-
day Mass at St. Matthew's Anglican
Church on Wednesday.
Having outlived all of her siblings,
the Pinder's Point, Grand Bahamian
native served as an apprentice cook


in her early days at the Butlins
Hotel in West End Grand Bahama
which later became the Jack Tar
Hotel.
With clear sight and and sound
memory 'Mama' as she is to scores
of grand and great grand children
burst out in shouts of praise thank-


ing God for her long and good life.
Always attending in prayer and
worship, this Anglican mother of
many began her christian formation
at the St. Mary's Magdalene Church
on Grand Bahama and now at
Church of Epiphany in Nassau.
Shown with their grandmother in


the right hand picture are (L to R);
Fr. Kingsley Knowles, Fr. Stephen
Grant and Fr. Rudolph Cooper.
Friends and well wishers saluted
Mama Forrest in a grand dinner
after the mass with live music by
The Royal Bahamas Police Force
Pop Band.


7-Day Journey


* By REV ANGELA


PALACIOUS


IN the book, A Seven Day
Journey with Thomas Menton, by
Esther de Waal, the reader is invit-
ed to undertake a personal retreat
for a part of each day or for the
entire week if possible. Just the
thought of such a journey may put
off some people right away, but it is
very rewarding and worth it.
It is like taking a long deep
breath of fresh air or a long leisure-
ly stroll along a beautiful beach.
The idea.is to change your normal
routine and give yourself some
quality time. Make space in your
cluttered, congested, chaos of con-
siderations to be still. Does this
idea appeal to you?
It is not only what the doctor
orders but it is what your minister
does as well. Prevention is better


than cure. Rest your nerves, slow
your pace. relax your body, settle
your spirit to ponder and pray.
The reading material, we are
told in the beginning of the book,
is to be "read slowly, cradled and
rocked in the heart as one would
cradle and rock a small child."
Sometimes it is a good thing to
take several months to read a
book, resisting the temptation to
rush to finish it. At other times, we
want to stay up half the night to
solve the mystery, remember all
the characters, or just complete
what has begun without procrasti-
nation. The difference lies in the
purpose behind the reading.
As the season of Pentecost con-
tinues, you may decide to select a
book for quiet reflection. Savour
the flavour of each word or
thought, absorbing as much as you


are able of the hidden meanings.
Allow God to speak to your heart
in a very personal way so that the
message takes hold of your mind,
and becomes truth to direct your
life.
In time you will find yourself
praying, asking God to open your
eyes to deeper truths that are con-
tained in the passages. Try a book
with high quality photography.
What it did for me is to train my
eyes to look for ordinary and
uneventful scenes that would be
worth photographing if I had a
camera handy. Just to move
around with a view to take photo-
graphs suggests a rhythm that
invites interruption. It means that I
have to leave with enough time,
stay alert to small details, and ask
God for the grace to see the sacred
everywhere. What about you?


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Tribute to deserving fathers


* By FATHER JAMES
MOULTRIE .-

"See what love the Father has
given us, that we should be
called children of God" (1
John 3:1-2).

-Acknowledging the impor-
tance of fathers and recognis-
ing the efforts of those
Bahamian men who sought to
follow the biblical example of
what a good father ought to
be, Father James Moultrie,
during a special tribute that
remembered Stephen 'daddy
o' Mitchell, extended his con-
gratulations to the fathers of St
Matthew's, the nation and
especially the fathers that were
being honoured. He said that
the men were all deserving of
the honour being given to
them.

Culturally, Bahamian
fathers have been presented
as tough guys, the disciplinar-
ians of the family. And while
some of our fathers see disci-
pline as their primary role,
that is not what God intend-
ed. God intended that fathers
should model their lives after
Him.
The primary function of
fatherhood is to love: to love
God, their wives and their chil-
dren. Love means being there
for them no matter what. Love
to a child means being present
at their school plays, gradua-
tions, marriages and the other
important celebrations in their
lives. Most importantly, fathers
must be the spiritual leaders of
the home. They must take
their children to church, not
send them, and they must be
the prayer leaders of the fami-
ly.
We all know that each father
has his faults. It is also true
that what we know of human
fathers and what we experi-
ence as children will affect how
we approach fatherhood. If we
have great and loving dads, we
will gladly embrace the biblical
picture of God as the ultimate
Father of all. That is the mes-
sage of the extravagant love
exhibited in the Parable of the
Prodigal Son.
If we did not have that kind
of father, we may be longing to
find the kind of father we
never knew. If our dad was
abusive, physically absent, or


emotionally distant, it may
take a deliberate act and per-
haps a painful effort to sort out
the misconceptions and learn
to cling to the unfailing truths
about the right kind of father-
ing modeled by God.
Fathers who model their
lives after Jesus leave a loving
legacy for their children, espe-
cially their sons.
Fathers are not perfect
human beings. They are just as
flawed and broken as mothers.
Only Jesus had the perfect
Father (Matthew 5:48) and he
alone can a. help us to experi-
ence the close relationship
with our heavenly father that
all our hearts desire.
Included among the hon-
ourees were Torry T
Armstrong, William R Darling
II, David Knowles, Kirkward
A Knowles, Anthony V
Roberts and Dexter 'Sweet
Tee' Thompson.


* ANTHONY ROBERTS



ANTHONY V ROBERTS
Born July 20, 1940 at New
Providence to Thelma and
Carl Roberts, Mr Roberts is
the fourth of seven children.
He was initially baptized in
Ebenezer Methodist church,
and sometime during his pre-
teens his mother, who was an
Anglican, had him chris-
tened at St Matthew's. He
attended Sacred Heart
Catholic school and St
Augustine's College. He
started his career with the
Amoury Company Ltd and
currently works at Mr. Photo
as the company's mainte-
nance manager. He is the
proud father four children
and grandfather of one.


SKIRKWARD KNOWLES


KIRKWARD A KNOWLES

Mr Knowles was born on
March 10, 1949 at Mangrove
Bush, Long Island and at the
age of nine left the island. He
attended the Eastern Senior
School and after school
packed groceries at City
Market to help his mother sus-
tain the family. He worked at
various establishments
throughout his career path and
is presently employed with
JCN Radio & TV Station as an
account executive and also co-
hosts the 'Bahamas
Experience' show. He is mar-
ried to Lesley Knowles and
they have two children. Mr
Knowles is a member of St
Matthew's Vestry and attends
the 10:30am service.


E DEXTER THOMPSON


DEXTER 'Sweet Tee'
THOMPSON
Mr Thompson was born
April 3, 1953 in New
Providence and christened at
St Matthew's parish. A part of
his up-bringing was in Long


Island with his grandmother
Melvinia Burrows. Upon his
return, he was re-introduced to
St Matthew's parish by Cyril
and Wilisie Robinson and
attended church with them.
Mr. Thompson realized at an
early age that he was gifted
and followed in the footsteps
of his father 'Sweet Richard'.
He is grateful to the Almighty
God for the many blessings
which he has experienced
throughout his life. He contin-
ues to worship with his family
at the 10:30am Eucharist. He is
humbled by this recognition
and he thanks all those who
are responsible.


* DAVID KNOWLES


DAVID KNOWLES
Mr Knowles served as a mem-
ber of parliament for the
Progressive Liberal Party in the
Salem Constituency from 1977
to 1992. He served as parliamen-
tary secretary in the Ministry of
Labour and Home Affairs from
1982 to 1983, with special
responsibility for the
Department of Labour. He is
married and the father of three
children. He is a regular lector of
the 7pm Evensong on Sundays
at St Matthew' where he has
been a member all his life.

WILLIAM R DARLING II
Born June 2,1937 to William
and Ida Darling of Chesters,
Acklins, Mr Darling was
employed in the hotel industry
and after many years he
achieved his life-long desire to
be a farmer. He was married to
Violet Strachan-Darling
(deceased) and is the proud
father of one daughter and two
granddaughters. A legendary
farmer by the Department of


Agriculture, he is a regular
member of the 7:15am
Eucharist.


* WILLIAM DARLING

TORRY T ARM-
STRONG.
Mr Armstrong was born
July 18, 1955 at New
Providence. He graduated
from A F Adderley high
school in 1972. His profession-
al education spans from Acme
school of Aeronautics, Fort
Worth Texas to Turs Air Flight
Training, Opa Locka, Florida.
His professional experience
include: OIA/Bahamasair as a
line maintenance mechanic,
MD Air Services as director of
maintenance and Shell
Bahamas Ltd in various capac-
ities. He is married to Lynn
Martin and they are blessed
with one daughter and two
sons. His hobbies include:
boating, auto mechanics and
fishing. Mr Armstrong and his
family are members of St
Matthew's parish and regularly
attend the 10:30am Sunday
Eucharist, where he is also a
lector.







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Thursday, June 14, 2007 PG 19


Florida church visits the Bahamas


* WELLS of Living Water of Florida recently held a four-day conference at the Wyndham Cable Beach Resort ballroom. The event was part of the Ministry of
Tourism's Religious Tourism project. At centre, Dr Ann Higgins, craft instructor in the Ministry of Culture, presents a Bahamian Junkanoo doll to conference host
Rebecca Ingraham. Pictured from left are Latoya Davis, Evelyn Rhyant, minister Janice Barrow, Dr Elizibeth Harrison, Katie Alston, Dr Ann Higgins, host
Rebecca Ingraham, Minister Doris Ingram Wright, minister Roselyn Heastie, Prophetess Olease Davidson and Prophetess Dorothy Williams.
(Photo: BIS/Raymond Bethel)


Jesus' call


- be my disciple


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
The other day I overheard part of a
conversation. There was a question
asked emphatically.
"Do you know what the problem
with religion is today? It's the gospel. It
just doesn't relate to us right now."
When I left the area, I thought about
these comments and that strange ques-
tion. However, it was obvious that the
person was not really looking for an
answer. This is a question that many of
us today ask ourselves.
It is also clear the person asking the
question stated the 'problem' as he saw
it, provided his captive listener with an
answer and then threw in his rationale
for good measure. End of conversation.
I thought of this brief and very frag-
mented conversation when I read an e-
mail a friend sent me this past week. It
touched on last week's gospel reading
which marks the beginning of Jesus'
ministry and his recruitment of the dis-
ciples.
And so I find myself challenged...is
it problematic th-.t religion and the
gospel seem distant for us right now?
For a moment, let's place the events
of recruiting these followers in the con-
text of our time. With a broad swipe at
modern psychological testing and skills
assessment, someone suggested that if
Jesus had sent his apostles to have
these tests this might well be the reply
he would have received:


Thank you for submitting the resumes
of the twelve men that you have picked
for managerial positions in your new
organisation. All of them have taken
our battery of tests. We have tabulated
the results through our database and
have arranged personal interviews for
each of them with a staff psychologist
and vocational aptitude consultant. It is
the staff's opinion that most of your
nominees are lacking in background,
education and vocational aptitude for
your enterprise. In short, they exhibit no
team concept.
Simon Peter is emotionally unstable
and given to fits of temper
Andrew demonstrates no qualities
for leadership
The brothers, James and John, place
personal interest above team loyalty
Thomas shows a skeptical attitude
that could undermine morale
Matthew, the tax collector, has been
blacklisted by the Jerusalem Better
Business Bureau
e* James, the son of Alphaeus, and
Thaddeus, definitely have radical lean-
ings and registered a high score on the
manic-depressive scale
One of the candidates however, shows
real potential. He is a man of ability and
resourcefulness, interacts well with peo-
ple and has contacts in high places. He
is highly motivated, ambitious and
responsible. We recommend Judas
Iscariot as your controller and right-
hand man.


Perhaps we to need revisit the origi-
nal question the person asked dealing
with 'the problem with religion.'
Instead of trying to label religion as a
problem, we should reexamine our own
relationships and view our faith in the
context of the gospel. In other words,
let's bring the story into our personal
world.
When asked about our religion,
many of us would describe ourselves
as 'Catholic' or as a 'Christian.' But
we would tend to back away from
daring to call ourselves a 'disciple' or
be counted as a 'follower.' After all,
that distinction belongs to the great
heroes of our faith: the saints who
have preceded us or certainly the
very holy people in our world today.
Our lives are just too ordinary, our
professions too worldly to imagine
that we are following in the footsteps
of Jesus...or doing the work of the
Gospel.
However, when we place ourselves
into the story, Jesus encourages us to
change our lives. He tells us, "Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Then he beckons us to come with him -
to follow him to be his disciple.
Our initial response is a resounding
YES just like Peter and his brother
Andrew and at once we leave our
'nets' and follow him. Then we come to
our senses and say 'Lord, I'm only a
nurse in a hospital' or 'I work in a nurs-
ing home, what can I possibly offer' -


and Jesus responds to us, "Look into
the faces of the people you care for and
see my presence. Know of my Father's
love for you and for the people you
help."
Or 'Lord, I'm just a student in
school' and again Jesus would invite
us to 'be aware of the needs of our fel-
low students, pay attention to those
who may be struggling so that through
us his presence he will be known.'
Or, 'I'm a single parent' or 'my wife
and I are struggling to raise our chil-
dren'- or, and this is where we include
our own story. In each of our lives Jesus
encourages us to join him, to reach
beyond ourselves, to experience the
kingdom of heaven in our time.
Jesus' invitation in the gospel to fish-
ermen, tax collectors, farmers, labour-
ers, and peasants to be his followers, is
extended to each of us as well. His call
to discipleship transcends that moment
on the shores of the Sea of Galilee; he
calls to us here and now, in our own
time and place.
We are his disciples. When we were
baptized we accepted an invitation to
take on the work of discipleship in the
homes and classrooms and workplaces
where we live our lives. Jesus continues
to invite us to follow him and to take on
his work, the same work Peter and his
brother and fellow fishermen left their
nets to take on: to bring others to God
through the Gospel of peace, reconcili-
ation, and love.


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A woman's journey from




Christian to Rastafarian


* By KATINA MARTIN
Tribune Intern

DISMANTLING the myth
of the subjugation of
Rastafarian women, Priscilla
Bowleg, a Rastafarian woman
herself, instead points to the
faith's emphasis on partnership
and love between its members.
"It's a partnership not a
domination. Men are the head
of the family and see to the
spiritual maintenance of the
family. But that doesn't mean
that the women do not offer
equal importance. If there is
dominion there can't be any
love," she said.
A mother of two, Priscilla
says that she is just like any
other woman, whether
Christian, Muslim or Rasta.


She enjoys being with other
uplifting, spiritual people. She
gets together with other
Rastafarian women socially to
enjoy each other's company.
They watch movies, eat and
socialize and afterward they
pray together, giving thanks
for the blessings that they have
received.
"I love Rastafari," Priscilla
said with a joyful single-mind-
edness that reflected a deeply
rooted understanding and
appreciation of her faith. She
has grown tremendously since
adopting the Rastafarian reli-
gion as her own, and says that
spiritually, she will never stop
growing.

A new path

It was eight years ago that
Priscilla left the Christian faith
and began a new spiritual
journey in which she embraced
Jah and the Rastafarian move-
ment.
"It's not a religion, it's a lev-
ity...a way of life," Priscilla, a
legal assistant, told Tribune
Religion when asked what it is
to be Rastafarian. She claims
to be neither Binghi nor Bobo,
but first and foremost a Rasta,
though she incorporates a little
of both into her lifestyle.
A former member of the
Catholic faith, Priscilla's
change of heart was the result
of an internal debate. She was
seeking a closer relationship
with God, and recognized that
the worship experience in her
church lacked the spiritual
dimensions and connection to
God that she desired.
When she adopted the
Rastafarian faith her parents,
particularly her mother, did
not agree with her choice, but
they respected her decision.
"My mother asked a lot of
questions, like why I wanted to
change, but my father allowed
that as long as I was satisfied
with the choices I'd made he


* PRISCILLA and her daughter, Ras Priithan


was okay."
Touching on her relation-
ships within the Rastafarian
movement, Priscilla said that
were some Rastas that were
shy to approach her when they
found out she was working for
the Babylon (referring to her
secular position as a legal assis-
tant).
"I work in the system, not for
the system," was her response
to them. Priscilla says that she
has a lifestyle to maintain,
though that statement wasn't
meant in a pretentious way.
"I have a family to support
and it's difficult. I can't do it
selling peanuts," she said,
though she does not intend it
as a criticism toward those who
can and do make a living that
way. It is simply not a possibil-
ity for her or her family. She
has two children, an 18-year
old son, and a three-year old
daughter. Her son is a
Christian of his own volition.
She asked him when he was
seven years old what he want-
ed to be and he told her his
preference. Her daughter is
being raised as a Rastafarian.
When asked if it was hard to
raise her daughter as a Rasta,
she said she feels like she is
fighting a losing battle. -


"My baby-sitter often gives
her things to eat that she
shouldn't have. If I'm there she
won't do it, but when I'm away,
and if she can get away with it
she will."
She also says that she finds
Christians to be provoking
whether intentionally or other-
wise, but she says that she has
learned what it is to have love
for everyone and has been able
to overlook a lot of potentially
aggravating situations.
Asked if she had experi-
enced a lot of discrimination,
Priscilla said that she was very
blessed to not have been sub-
jected to much. There were
two experiences however,
where she felt a bit put out by
others and both instances
involved the wrap that she
wears on her head.
While working at Cardinal
Institute and when she visited
RND Cinemas at one point,
both entities wanted her to
remove her wrap. She refused
and stood her ground, and
eventually both parties relent-
ed, allowing her to maintain
her dignity as a Rastafarian
woman.
"If you stand firm in what
you believe in, you will win,"
she said.


Religion

brie S


M ST Martin's
Monastery will hold a
fun day Saturday, June
16 at St Joseph's
Church grounds, Boyd
Road, from noon to
6pm.
Fun and games to
be had by all. There
will be bingo, a
bouncing castle, face
painting, hot dogs,
conch fritters and
much more.
Join us for a day of
fun!


THE Anglican
Churchwomen of St
Gregory's Parish,
Golden Gates,
Carmichael Road, are
having a Mini Fair
and Steak Out on
Saturday, June 16
between 12pm and
6pm.
This effort is to
raise funds for the
maintenance of St
Gregory's Church
and the Church Hall
which, due to such
efforts over recent
years, has undergone
extensive renovations
and extensions. The
Hall (formerly the
little church home) is
Carmichael Road's
hurricane shelter and
an after school study
hall. The hall can
hold 200 plus
persons for a
wedding or any affair
and is used as a
community meeting
centre for anyone,
non-Anglicans
as well. There will
be fun for all a
bouncing castle,
bingo, whoop-la,
home cookery, steak
and chicken dinners,
conch fritters, sodas,
the works (mini-size).
All are invited to
attend.


* PRISCILLA Bowleg