The Tribune.
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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 6/21/2007
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Largest single cash

discovery by Bahamas

law enforcement

Tribune Staff Reporter
MORE than seven million dol-
lars cash was displayed at police
headquarters yesterday marking
the largest single cash seizure in
the history of Bahamian law
Dozens of masked officers
wearing bullet proof vests and
carrying automatic weapons,
guarded the huge mounds of
money and the arsenal of
weapons, which was discovered
in Grand Bahama on Sunday.
Police Commissioner Paul Far-
quharson, who was accompanied
by senior officers from the force
and representatives from the FBI
and DEA, said that on Sunday
morning police were alerted to
suspicious activity near a storage
facility on the island. They were

THE Bahamas will lose
5.7 per cent of its total per
annum cruise passenger vis-
itors, representing some
166,756 tourists and $9.338
million in visitor spending
based on 2005 figures, when
Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines redeploys three of its
vessels to other destinations.
The Ministry of Tourism
said in a statement released
late last night that in 2006,
the Voyager of the Seas
SEE page 13

told that men were seen in the
area with guns and bags, suspect-
ed to contain drugs.
When the police arrived at the
scene they noticed that locks had
been broken on a unit in the stor-
age facility. Nobody was on the
premises at the time, however,
bags of cash were found, along
with six 7.62 rifles; four 9mm pis-
tols; three shotguns; one .38 pistol;-
and more than 1000 rounds of
Additionally, 105 kilos of
cocaine were found with a street
value of $2 million; 70 pounds of
marijuana, valued at $80,000; and
$51,000 in counterfeit currency.
Without providing a specific
number, Mr Farquharson said
that numerous people have been
arrested in relation to the mat-
SEE page 13

Teen in court on

murder charge
A BOY, 16, accused of killing a
20-year-old man in Fox Hill last
week was arraigned in Magis-
trate's court yesterday.
The teen was arraigned before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez
at Court One, Bank Lane, on the
charge of murder as well as caus-
ing harm. According to court
dockets, on Thursday, June 14,
the 16-year-old is accused of
intentionally causing the death of
Mario Humes.
Initial reports state that
Humes, the country's 39th mur-
der victim and a resident of John-
son Road, was standing in the
SEE page 13

S- Airport leak


closes US


Tribune Staff Reporter
A FOREIGN man was is in
police custody last evening in con-
-n i section with a major leak at Nas-
sau International Airport, which
temporarily closed the US pre-
clearance facility, The Tribune
has learned.
Sources said that after 5pm
yesterday, a pipe was inadvertent-
ly broken in one of the upstairs
bathrooms in the international
departure lounge.
J oinThe subsequent flooding swept
through the upstairs waiting area,
-"' including the gift shop and restau-
S.- rant, and eventually leaked down-
l a stairs into the US pre-clearance
".". .- -. lounge.
.. -According to airport staff a
'". foreigner, who had been drink-
4 ing, went into the bathroom, used
L'his foot to flush the toilet and
unintentionally broke the pipe. It
/ is understood that he was being
.held for questioning.
ftThe water that leaked into the
*US customs pre-clearance area
threatened computers and other
electronic equipment, leading US
/ officials to close their facility for
the evening.
"All of their (US pre-clear-
SEE page 12
." Senator tells

detractors to

___focus on the
N MORE than $7,000,000 in cash was shown to the press yesterday at police headquarters.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff) ta k t

Joint donation to buy dialysis unit 0 By MARK HUMES
DESPITE a looming opposi-

THE goal of purchasing eight
new dialysis machines for Princess
Margaret Hospital's dialysis unit
was closer to reality today with
several generous donations com-
ing in.
The combined donations of
$15,000 from the Elodie Tomlin-
son Memorial Foundation and
Doctors Hospital's $10,250 will
purchase a complete dialysis unit,
which includes delivery to the
Princess Margaret Hospital,
installation, training of staff and
one year of technical support.
Grace Community Church, .
some of whose members are dial- Eloi
ysis patients at Princess Margaret, a co
also donated $5,000 to the fund to ri
and The Scottish Bahamian Soci- Mr.
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JOINT DONATION BUYS UNIT A joint donation from the
die Tomlinson Memorial Foundation and Doctors Hospital purchases
mplete dialysis unit for the Princess Margaret Hospital. Pictured (left
ght) are Mr Charles Sealy, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital;
Mark Roberts, Tile King, whose idea launched the fund raising cam-
,n; Ms. Michele Rassin, Vice President Operations, Doctors Hospital;
Mr. Donald Tomlinson, the Elodie Tomlinson Memorial Foundation.

tion challenge to her most recent
Senate appointment, Senator
Tanya Wright cautioned detrac-
tors to put aside party politics' and
focus on the tasks at hand, telling
The Tribune, "my appointment
is a demonstration of putting
good governance over party pol-
"A lot has been said about my
appointment, and I try not to
engage in that or avoid any sort of
confrontation on that because
every single one of the Senators
in there are performing public
service," said Senator Wright.
"To the extent that they do it
honourably and respectably," she
said, "means that we must rise
above any party politics or party
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large amounts of
drugs, weapons
and cash the
most money
ever seized in
Grand Bahama
on Sunday. See
page one for the

* POLICE officers guard
outside of the police
headquarters building,
where $7 million was
brought for a press
conference yesterday at
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In brief

ad birds

orted off

st Grand


IEPORT A number of
)ird sightings were report-
several cays off east
I Bahama this week, an
d1 at the Department of
3nmental Health report-

e Wallace, chief public
t, said the department
ed a report on Monday
Itiple dead birds with no
signs of trauma.
birds, which inc4uza4,
Ils, were found dead in
s off East End, near
ing's Cay, and sanctu-
sting cays off Lightbourne

Wallace said the depart-
ad not seen or collected
the carcasses, but eye-
ses had reported not see-
y overt signs of trauma
-oted that there had been
us reports of dead bird
igs over the years.
Wallace said the depart-
iad informed officials at
apartmentt of Agriculture
recent dead bird sight-
f East End.
have passed on the
nationn to our director, and *
director of the Depart-
)f Agriculture, for infor-
and with rdcommenda-
or future actions in the
that there are additional
igs. !
: continue torely on local
sts, and knowledge, as
I in the Grand Bahama
unity of bird-watchers, in
gations of such environ-
I events and we do so at
ae," he said.

lice credit

.dia for

ture of

nted men

JCE say publicity over
ekend has led to the sur-
and capture of some of
ntry's most wanted men.
Tribune was among
outlets that dedicated an
page to the national
list on Monday in the
f a spate of murders last

appreciate your support
-ss corps," Senior Assis-
ommissioner Ellison
lade said. "A number of
persons turned them-
in, and we are still get-
ry good response off the

Jreenslade said that part-
with the media is part of
ilti-faceted approach to
fightingg that is a corner-
of the newly unveiled
inity-based policing strat-

yne Smith, also know as
), was one of the wanted
'ho turned himself into
while Eduardo Carey
to Davis were arrested
were wanted for ques-
; in connection with the
r of Diangelo Armbris-

-year-old from Fox Hill
rned himself in for ques-
a about the murder of
Humes, who was killed
ursday in Fox Hill near
fu Tree Club.
3reenslade also acknowl-
that a significant number
)us crimes are being corn-
by people on bail for
violent crimes, such as
factual that in a number
serious crimes that are
committed in recent times
v of them murders we
king for suspects who are
/ on bail for murders and
seriouss crimes," he said.
crime chief said the com-
ner had raised this con-
ith the government and
he did not elaborate on
legislative or policy

:s the force had advanced
ing bail laws, or the sig-
t backlog in the courts,
leads to bail being grant-
many alleged violent

Tough regime of 'hardman'

Scavella provokes dissent


DISCONTENT is growing
in the Defence Force over the
"hard man" regime of new
commodore Clifford Scavella -
and particularly a demanding
get-fit deadline imposed on
Disgruntled marines claim
they face an ultimatum which
requires them to get fit by next
month or risk possible dis-
The officers say the dead-
line is unreasonable, claiming
"the force has been unfit for
the last 20 years."
"There has been no empha-
sis on fitness for as long as I've
been here," a marine told The
"The guys here eat the usu-
al Bahamian diet of fried
chicken, french fries and mac-
aroni and cheese. How does
that fit into a keep-fit regime?"
The officers say the get-fit
demand is part of Mr Scavel-
la's no-nonsense disciplinary
strategy, implemented to right
the wrongs of former Com-
modore Davey Rolle's alleged-
ly more laid-back approach.
The marines view the get-fit

* CLIFFORD Scavella

deadline as particularly harsh,
especially as overweight
marines are now obliged to
meet demanding targets.
"They are being made to
run, do push-ups, pull-ups and
all kinds of other stuff when
they're in no shape to do so,"
the insider said.
"The get-fit programme
should be enforced under
proper medical supervision
with more emphasis on a
healthy diet.

"It's hard for a fat guy who
hasn't done proper exercise in
years to take off on an early
morning run."
Defence Force public rela-
tions officer Lieut Sonia Miller
said the get-fit programme is a
requirement for all force per-
"This procedure is just an
annual-based physical. All
Defence Force personnel are
required to take and pass a
general physical test," she said.
In January, those who failed
a physical test were given six
months to become fit.
"Some persons have already
completed a second test,
passed and have moved on.
This is just a requirement to
make sure that persons within
the military remain physically
fit for duty. This is a part of
the job," she said.
Some marines say they have
been told they must become
physically fit or face possible
Ms Miller said she could not
comment on that, but stressed
that being physically fit was a
requirement for all marines.
She said marines who did
not pass the first test would be

Change to container port 'inevitable'

Tribune Staff Reporter

In light of continuing eco-
nomic growth it is inevitable
that action to "relieve the
pressure" on the container
port will have to be taken -
whether or not it involves
relocating it to southwest
New Providence.
The downtown port is
"already bursting at the
seams", said Nassau
Tourism and Development
Board chairman Charles
Klonaris yesterday.
Developments such as
Balamar, South Ocean,
Albany, Ritz Carlton and
further Atlantis expansion
scheduled to come' on
stream will hugely increase
this burden, he said.
"What I'm getting at is this
whole nation needs to under-
stand, even when it comes
to the economics, what is the
alternative, even if the cost is
high? We've got to make
some big and difficult deci-
sions to accommodate us
over the next 50 years."
Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr Klonaris
said Prime Minister Ingra-
ham had not ruled out the
possibility of moving the
port, contrary to some
media reports.
In May, reports to this
effect prompted accusations
that the government was
putting special interests over
the good of the country as a
However, according to
Mr Klonaris, the prime min-
ister is still open to the idea,
if it is not too expensive.
"He is very keen to see the
report," said Mr Klonaris,
referring to the Dutch firm

ECORYS' feasibility report,
due in July.
Depending on Mr Ingraham's
response to this document, the
board may have to consider oth-
er options.
"We are going to look for
plan B, but we haven't reached
that stage yet," he said.
One option is the creation of
an additional inland site, where
certain containers can be tak-
en to be off-loaded.
"Some of these containers
come in and you've got 20 dif-
ferent boxes in there for differ-
ent (places), so you're going to
have 20 different trucks com-
ing there to empty out this one
container," he said.
Dealing with the port chal-
lenge is necessary, not just to
keep up with the economy, but
to maintain the competitiveness
of the tourism product, he said.
Tourism numbers dropped by
five per cent in the first quarter
of 2007, on top of already
diminished figures.
The NTDB was asked by Mr

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present a paper with some rec-
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These, Mr Klonaris indicat-
ed, will include both short and
longer term goals and it is hoped
that by initiating some more
minor projects at an early stage
"continuous progress towards
the redevelopment of the city"
can get underway. Parking space
will be one such key suggestion,
said Mr Klonaris.
According to the chairman,
the board is still working with
the Graham Thompson and Co
law firm to draft the legislation
necessary for the implementa-
tion of a Downtown Authori-
,ty, y Wch, would, by way of sev-. :
erat business improvement dis-
tricts, take on responsibility of
seeing to the upkeep of the var-
ious downtown districts, which
will stretch from Arawak Cay
to the Montagu foreshore.
He could not give a timeline
for the likely completion of such
legal work.

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given the opportunity to take
another test. Once this was
done, another test would not be
required until next year, Ms
Miller said.
"This procedure is no differ-
ent from other militaries around
the world. If something were to

happen and we have to go
abroad and work with other
militaries, we have to be com-
patible with those other organ-
isations," she said.
Mr Scavella was unavailable
for comment.

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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PLP inaction has hurt tourism

THIS COUNTRY is in trouble. Crime is on
the increase, drugs will soon challenge legiti-
mate business, guns are available at the snap of
a finger backed up with some cash, tourism -
this country's number one industry is in
decline while Opposition politicians squabble
over the loss of an election.
Bahamians are worried about their jobs, their
businesses and their futures. They are not con-
cerned, nor have most of them any sympathy
with the fallout from an election that the Oppo-
sition claimed went wrong, especially when
much of the election confusion can be laid at
the feet of the former prime minister who failed
to allow enough time for officials to properly
organise the various polling stations. Quite
frankly, considering the lack of time and plan-
ning, it is a miracle that the May election went
off as smoothly as it did.
In the end there had to be a winner and
there had to be a loser. The PLP, then the gov-
ernment, was the loser. Its leaders have now
decided to challenge three constituencies to
try to win back the government. Instead of all
Bahamians joining forces to meet the chal-
lenges that this country now faces, it appears
that election courts and the Opposition are to
become a most unwelcome distraction.
As Senator Tanya Wright, whose appoint-
ment the Opposition also promises to chal-
lenge on constitutional grounds, told fellow
Senators yesterday: "We are not here to
become spectacles and we are not here to
please the crowd. So, we have to pull up our
bootstraps and move on rather quickly to the
order of the day, which is actually doing the
work of the government and the governance of
this country."
Much time has already been lost and the
former government, now in opposition, has no
right to try to turn the clock back, especially as
much of the slippage in tourism can be attrib-
uted to their failure to respond to the industry's
distress signals. Indecision on how to move for-
ward was the greatest cross that this country
had to bear for the past five years.
There is anguished wringing of hands over
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' announcement
that it will pull three of its vessels from the
Bahamas this summer and redeploy them to
other destinations. This pull-out, based on 2005
tourism figures, represents an annual loss of
some 166,756 tourists and $9.338 million in vis-
itor spending. This could be the final blow to a
Bay Street already in decline.
But why did this have to happen? And why
wasn't there more warning.
The tragedy is that there was plenty of warn-
ing, but a government that had promised to

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keep nothing back from the Bahamian people,
failed to share the bad news.
The former prime minister went so far as to
assure Bahamians during the election cam-
paign that the tourist industry was healthy and
tourists were still coming. In fact, quite the
Tourism figures that his government was
withholding until after the election, told anoth-
er story tourism was in trouble, and visitor
arrivals were down.
According to a release last night from the
Ministry of Tourism, Royal Caribbean warned
as early as 2004 of its fleet upgrades and the
need for larger docks in Nassau and throughout
the Bahamas. (See story on today's front page).
"Not only were no changes made to Nassau
and Freeport harbours," said the Ministry, "but
further, according to Royal Caribbean, they
were given no assurances by the Government of
the time frame in which the suggested and nec-
essary infrastructural changes might in fact be
"Royal Caribbean had no choice but to plan
alternate destinations for their vessels." The
Freedom class ships "require more inner har-
bour space to permit safe manoeuvring.
Bahamian ports are regrettably unable to
accommodate such large ships at this time."
In other words the world was not going to
stand still and wait for the Bahamas to catch up.
And so we lost the business. Warned of the
enlarging of the ships and the anticipated prob--
lems, it appears that the Christie government
did nothing.
Shipping agents complain that they held,-a
meeting on April 18, 2005 with then Minister
Glenys Hanna Martin warning of serious loss of
business if nothing were done to upgrade and
enlarge the deteriorating Prince George dock.
Suggestions were made, even going as far as to
recommend the possibility of reclaiming 30 to
35 feet along Woodes Rodgers Wharf, stretch-
ing from Charlotte Street to the British Colonial
Hilton to locate the straw market. The Minister
listened, but nothing was done. As a result
three large ships are leaving because no move
was made to accommodate their plans to
replace their present vessels with the larger,
Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas,
which, if accommodated would have brought
even more visitors to our shores.
After these disclosures what would make
the PLP believe that they would be welcomed
back in the halls of decision making? Really
their arrogance has inflated them far from the
rehlm of reality. As the young folk say: It's
time for them to come back to earth and "get a



is necessa

EDITOR, The Tribune.

"KILLING Killers Is
Not The Answer, by
George Carey dated June
12, 2007 in the editorial
section of the Nassau
This piece of writing
alluded to the current min-
ister of national security's
stance on capital punish-
Capital punishment is
necessary, capital punish-
ment is needed, especially
now more than ever. And
principally as society pro-
gresses and becomes more
aggressive, thus heftier
punishment would be criti-
cal to implement.
The State's governmen-
tal body was duly elected
to devise punitive actions
against those unruly set of
defiantly unruly individu-
We are living in a moral-
ly decayed society, in
which the mores, norms
and values of dignity and
sacred sanctity of life is
questioned daily.
There is too much law-
lessness in the land.
A society in which mis-
chievously derelict group
of persons create and con-
coct havoc, wherein having
no regard for innocent lives
and civility, no respect or
regard for authority, no
reverential fear nor alle-
giance to structure, and no
respect for human life
itself, no loyalty to coun-
They seek to derail and
denigrate society and even
the image of the country.
These malicious renegades
and wild hooligans are
causing detrimental ruina-
tion to structure, to law
and order.
They are a vehement
threat to society, moreover,
when these hardened crim-
inal are incarcerated or
tucked away in solitary
confinement they are even
a great superfluous burden
to the government and tax-
The penal institutions
cannot afford to harbour
ardent criminals for years
and years.
They are a burden to the
government to sustain
whilst incarcerated, thus, if
death sentencing has been

levied then mandatory exe-
cution is imperative.
To every action there is a
consequence or many con-
sequences (whether good
or bad), to every cause
there is an effect.
One must be duly held
responsible and account-
able for his/her own
These criminals are not
remorseful or repentant for
their malevolent criminal
deeds, and are not
seeking the prerogative of
They knowingly, mali-
ciously and wantonly break
the law of the land, and kill
for pleasure, for self-fulfill-
ing satisfying egos, if
he/she killed once then
they will kill again, the
satiable thirst of bloodshed
to be never satisfied, that
beast cannot ever be
tamed...put him to death.
Moreover, criminals, if
given the chance will kill
over repeatedly out of
anger, frustration revenge.
It is like a cankerous lac-
eration, malignant-cancer-
ous tumour, it has to be
amputated and castrated.
The economic system is
not a source of victimisa-
tion for any convicted
offences and acts of crimi-
nality; rather, there is hope
through it.
The government has
proper systems in place for
example, education; educa-
tion is free and is afforded
to all sundry.
One is able to elevate
him/herself from the deep
dark doldrums, the quag-
mires of crude poverty and
malaise, state destitution
and enable him/herself to
be productive, patriotic cit-
izens in a productively
democratic, private enter-
prise, capitalist society to
become affluent and pros-
The economic system and
education is the gateway
for great self-achievements,
success and affluence.
I too a-m a patriotic,
hard-working, honest liv-
ing citizen of this country
and as a resident of the
world cry out "hang dem
high" on the gallows (the
death penalty needs be
applied). I am an ardent

advocated and a strc
keen proponent.
These criminal offen'
of heinous gruesome h
cidal murders, must
dealt with to the full a
cation of the law.
.These individuals
hard core criminals and
desensitised to reality
the real world.
The criminals these
devalue, dehumanise, d
riorate and shackle
society causing us G
fearing, law-abiding
zens to live in dismal t
idation, apprehension,
great fear.
Therefore, Law
order and structure r
prevail, not the crim
element thus, without
there is chaos, there is
ilante vengeance, and i
is civil unrest.
The rhetoric stance
implores the remo
vague ideology and av
lates the nebulous no
of ...."there is no co
spondent correla
between state execu
and the reduction of
lent crime and murd
that perspective is e
neously skewed and a
flawed hypothesis.
And, furthermore,
societal law of the lar
not hollow.
Law and order is a
aspect of human surv
civilization and conti
of sustainable human
The Laws and Sta
enacted must be resp
and abided by every
the land. Nonetheless
abolishment of slavery
no form of analo,
resemblance to the d
penalty; neither doe'
anti-Semitic views ne
the apartheid, or gen
Only to allude to the
highly preposterous.
These criminals he
debt to pay to society
any pre-meditated or
itated or non-medit
spontaneous atroc
.criminal act of viol
Justice must prevail
law must prevail.
All crime has a w(
behind it, is just tha
murderous crime puni
is the heaviest, so let'.
let the crime fit the
merited punishment.

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Man jailed
for shooting
young man
in parking lot

man has been jailed for a year
in connection with the shoot-
ing of a young man at RND
Plaza last week.
Samiko Rigby, 19, of Han-
na Hill, Eight Mile Rock,
appeared before acting
deputy chief magistrate Helen
Jones on charges of firearm
possession and causing griev-
ous harm.
Rigby pleaded guilty to
possession of a firearm with
intent to endanger the lives
of Rashard Forbes, Amon
Baker and Kevin Davis.
He also pleaded guilty to
intentionally and unlawfully
causing grievous harm to
Rashard Forbes.
The prosecution alleged
that on June 9, around
6.20pm, the accused, while
armed with a handgun,
accosted Forbes while he was
walking across the RND
Plaza parking lot, accompa-
nied by Baker and Davis.
It is alleged the accused
fired three shots at Forbes as
he tried to flee, one of which
struck him in the upper right
arm, resulting in serious
Forbes was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital and was
airlifted to Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau for fur-
ther medical treatment.
Magistrate Jones sentenced
Rigby to one year at Fox Hill
Prison on the firearm charge.
On the second count, he was
ordered to pay $5,000 com-
pensation to Forbes, or serve
an additional two years



Call for BDM leader to resign

A FORMER member of the
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment (BDM) has called on the
party's leader Cassius Stuart to
Omar Archer, who ran on the
party's ticket for the Kennedy
seat in the May 2 general elec-
tion, confirmed his resignation
from the party in a statement
to The Tribune yesterday.
According to Mr Archer,
while he was away on business
this past weekend he was told
by a friend that he was no
longer a member of the BDM.
"It was a surprise to me and
I was disappointed that some-
thing of that nature could occur
behind my back while I was
away on business," he said.
"I wanted to just set the
record straight in regard to a
statement that was given which
I thought was degrading and
"I was contacted on Monday
concerning a press release by
the chairman which stated that

* OMAR Archer

I was no longer authorised to
render any press statements on
behalf of the Bahamas Democ-
ratic Movement.
"It's just confusing. I think
it's because I was supporting
Omar Smith for leadership and
I think now is the time for
Omar Smith (the party's deputy
leader) to ascend to leadership
in the party," he said.
"Quite a few members within
the party would like to see a
change," Mr Archer added.

He claimed that he had
decided to leave the party prior
to last weekend and suggested
that the press release had mere-
ly been a method of damage
"Once they heard that I was
leaving I guess they wanted it to
be said that they threw me out,"
he said.
Mr Archer told The Tribune
that Mr Stuart should step down
as leader as it was evident that
the voting public had not
embraced him.
"I think Cassius Stuart has
wonderful vision and the
Bahamian people embrace his
philosophy as it relates to the
BDM and where it's going but I
don't think the general voting
public has embraced him as an
individual," he said.
"Cassius Stuart has had two
opportunities to lead the party
in two separate general elec-
tions, being 2002 and 2007
respectively, and failed to
secure one seat.
"I'm not saying get rid of him,
I'm just saying that he should

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step down and let Omar assume
the role of leader. I think Omar
Smith would make a wonder-
ful leader and I support him 110
per cent," he said.
Mr Archer said that he would
return to the BDM if Mr Smith
secured the leadership of the
In his official statement, Mr
Archer said he was grateful for
having been afforded the
opportunity to. have to
addressed on a national level
some of the many pertinent
issues that have affected the
lives of so many Bahamians
"I wish those in the Bahamas
Democratic Movement the best
in all their endeavours as I will
continue to address the issues
affecting many Bahamians
"My loyalty is not to party,
my loyalty is to country, so as
long as there are issues to be
addressed I will be addressing
them on a national level to

ensure that there is change," he
The Tribune contacted Mr
Stuart and was in turn directed
to Sidney Carroll, the partly's
treasurer, for a response.
Mr Carroll said that BDM
executives had come to the con-
clusion that Mr Archer's com-
ments did not warrant a
"He is no longer a part of the
BDM and he is not authorized
to make any statements on
behalf of the organisation." Mr
Carroll said.
In defence of Mr Stuart, Mr
Carroll said: "Mr Stuart's per-
formance has been stellar. This
party has been growing by leaps
and bounds. The party is intact
and we are on target to go
exactly where we planned over
the last several years and we
are more than pleased to be
where we are. We know exactly
what our plans are and we are
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MIAMI, Florida at the
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IT was all around silver for
the Bahamian culinary team
during the annual Taste of the
Caribbean competition in Mia-
mi with the chefs not only mak-
ing it to the final four, but each
receiving individual medals for
their outstanding presentations.
Team Bahamas,, which con-
sisted of Emmanuel Gibson
from the One and Only Ocean
Club, Kermit Mackey from the
Lyford Cay Club, Wayne Mon-
cur and Alpheus Ramsey, both
from Atlantis, competed against
12 teams of the best chefs in the
region snagging a team silver
medal in the final competition
as well as silver medals for each
chef in the individual competi-
They also won the 'Best Use
of Angus Beef' award.
The young team managed to
overcome a few challenges to
wow the judges with their team
The appetiser consisted of
goat pepper crusted snapper
with watermelon, thyme jam
avocado puree, snapper-infused
cheese cake and mamey salad.
The entree was beef paupi-
ette with spicy pork strudel,
breadfruit and sweet potato
brulee, fried okra, papaya
pineapple chutney and island
pan gravy.
For dessert, the team served
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ice cream with coconut, and
white chocolate Bavarian guava
cake, as well as an exotic com-
The meal was enjoyed by the
Bahamian delegation during the
presentation dinner. 4
At the end of the event, team
manager Addaimae Farrington
said she was very pleased by the
team's performance.
"They were able to overcome

M WAYNE Moncur
some challenges from the first
day and improve in the finals
so I am very proud of them.,"
she said.
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said that the competition was a
wonderful experience as it was a
great networking opportunity
and gave him a chance to meet
toerh chefs from throughout the
region and exchange ideas.
He said: "I felt the level of
our food was far above the oth-
er competitors, but we need to
improve on timing and perhaps
not make the dishes so intri-
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was challenging because they
had to use ingredients that were
indigenous to the region, but


which are often not utilisied in
restaurants here in the
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that he has seen growth in the
Bahamian culinary teams who
participated in the competition.
However, he said that he dis-
liked the new format which had
all the teams competing at once
in a single night rather than
over two nights. This caused
space challenges which proved
to be a hindrance, he said.
. Mr Gibson, who created the
dessert for the team, and who
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egos have to be put aside and
the timing, execution and cre-
ativity of all team members
must come to the forefront in a
seamless effort.
"We had to learn to work
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he added.

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istries, Pastor Dave Bur-
rows, youth pastor at the
church, honored and high-
lighted young persons in the
congregation for their out-
standing contributions to the
ministry and society.
An annual affair, 'Youth
Sunday' is a service in the
month of May where young
people serve as host, give
special performances, read
scripture and are awarded
for their achievements.
Pastor Dave said that he
believes that celebrating
youth is an integral part of
not only the ministry, but
the nation in general.
"If we don't celebrate and
recognize the youth who are
trying to make a difference
in society, we will encour-
age them to turn to negative
"We must allow them to
express themselves and
learn in an environment
conducive to growth and
positive change otherwise,
they're sure to get that
acceptance elsewhere," he
During the service, the
following young people
were honoured:
Antonio Abraham, 15,
received the 'most out-
standing overall' award as
well as the 'spiritual leader-
ship' award.
Antonio, a student of CR
Walker Senior High School,
is the founder and president
of 'The Knights Gazette', as
well as a member of the


DAVID Knowles Jr, 16,
was the recipient of four

Real Ministry Mission and
the 2005 recipient of the
highest BJC results at AF
Adderley Junior High
Davrielle Burrows, 17,
was the recipient of three
youth awards, including
'most caring leader', 'most
faithful leader' and 'spiritu-
al leadership'.
A student of Kingsway
Academy, Davrielle is also a
poet, singer, songwriter,
actress and dancer.
Glenn Sherman Jr, 19,
was the recipient of the
'most fun leader' award. He
is a graduate of CR Walker
Senior High School and an
active member of the drama
team 'Collage'.
David Knowles Jr, 16,

ROWS, 17, was the recipient
of three youth awards

was the recipient of four
awards for 'best attendance',
'most friendly', 'most help-
ful' and 'best participation'.
Pedro Hanria Jr, 19, was
awarded for his leadership
of the praise and worship
team. He is a graduate of
Grand Bahama Catholic
High School and plans to
continue his tertiary educa-
tion at Liberty University in
Other recipients were:
Rudia Rolle, Sparkles Cash,
Tracy Knowles, Charis Sim-
mbns, Dyria Knowles,
Deandra Cunningham and
D'Andra Andrews.
Members of P31 mentor-
ship programme for young
ladies were also recognized.

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West End Primary School staff

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always remember a weekend stay at Ginn
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"Everything we experienced here was breath-
taking," said Cardinal Woods. "However, what
was even more amazing was when they told us
that the Ginn sur Mer development in western
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(Photo: Derek Smith/BIS)

Exuma gets ready for its

Junkanoo Summer Festival

Exuma has embraced the
Junkanoo Summer Festival with
custom-made activities and pre-
sentations that can be found on
no other island.
Games, competitions and his-
torical and cultural displays will
be included in the festival, which
runs for six consecutive weeks
until July 14.
The festival also features top-
notch entertainers such as the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop
Band and Funky D, as well as also
interactive events such as onion
peeling and coconut barking com-
The onion peeling competitions
celebrate Exuma's historic link to
the cultivation of onions.
While the allusion to onions and
the chore of coconut barking are
familiar to many Bahamians,
scores of visitors will be able to
learn about these traditions
through the competitions.
"We have competitions for the
Bahamians and separate ones for
our guests. We want to get them
involved. We want them to have
as great of a native experience as
possible," Petherina Hanna, man-
ager of the Exuma Tourist Office,
Ms Hanna said that there has
been extensive visitor participa-
tion since Exuma began holding
the Junkanoo Summer Festival a
year ago.
Visitors from hotels have
flocked to the festival site at the
Fish Fry, taking advantage of com-
plementary shuttle services pro-
vided by the Ministry of Tourism.
Among the scores of visitors
each week, it is common to meet
guests from Florida, New Orleans
or as far away as Sweden.
Ms Hanna described the event
as an exciting education in
Bahamian culture and history for
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scaled-down version of an Exuma
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famous Exuma slave rebellion that
he led.
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scale lead into a much larger event
that will take place in the Bahamas
later this year.
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Conference will also introduce the
history of many Bahamian islands
to the world later this year, Ms
Hanna added.
"We believe our exhibitions will
bring awareness and recognition of
that and it gives Bahamians some
renewed interest in our history,"
she said.
Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant, who officially opened Exu-
ma's Junkanoo Summer Festival
on Saturday, encouraged the

island's residents to build a unique
product around the festival.
He said businesses and tour
providers in Exuma should work
quickly to create an internet pres-
ence if they do not already have
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are looking for new experiences.
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that they can have nowhere else in
the world.
"There are many islands and
many countries that market vaca-
tion experiences around their fes-
tivals, and they do this very suc-
cessfully," he said.
Minister Grant pointed out that
Trinidad has successfully market-
ed Carnival to the world.
He told the residents of Exuma
that the Ministry of Tourism is
prepared to assist in building their
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A SPECIAL thanksgiving
service will be held for the FNM
this Sunday at 3pm at Calvary
Temple, Clive Avenue, in
Grand Bahama.
Reverend Robert Lockhart
will be presiding and ministers
of the gospel from other
denominations will also be in
The FNM extends an invita-
tion to all Grand Bahamians "to
come out and join our many
supporters as we give thanks to
God for helping us have a
peaceful election and pray for
guidance as our party leads the
country through the next five
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham and the newly elected
members of parliament and
Senators have been extremely

* FNM supporters announce the thanksgiving service

busy preparing the new budget
and working toward restoring
trust in governance, "yet, they

know that to God be the glo-
ry," the party said in a state-

BNT to discuss future of

Lucayan National Park

THE Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) will be devoting
special planning and discussions
to the management of the
Lucayan National Park (LNP),
which was initially protected for
its importance as a cultural
resource to the Bahamas.
In 1986, archeologists discov-
ered four Lucayan skeletons in
one cave as well as pre-
Columbian artifacts in other
areas of the park.
The park contains one of the
largest underwater cave systems
in the world and has areas that
represent every major eco-sys-
tem in the country.
The LNP is considered to be
invaluable as an outdoor class-
room and nature experience for
visitors to Grand Bahama.
While in Grand Bahama last
weekend, the BNT staff from
Nassau met with the new exec-
utive officers of the BNT's
Grand Bahama staff and
regional committee to strategi-
cally plan for Grand Bahama's
three National Parks.
New chairperson of the BNT
Grand Bahama regional com-
mittee Karin Sanchez said: "We
are very excited to coordinate
with our colleagues in Nassau
our vision for membership
expansion and participation on

Grand Bahama, and to work
with them in providing support
for the management of these
outstanding natural areas."
The three national parks on
Grand Bahama the Rand
Nature Centre, the Lucayan
National Park and Peterson's
Cay feature diverse ecosys-
tems ranging from pine forests,
mangrove wetlands and beach-
es to coral reefs and underwater
cave systems.
During the visit to Grand
Bahama, the BNT staff also met
with a number of organizations
and individuals, to bring them
up to date on the BNT's vision
for the Grand Bahama Nation-
al Parks.
BNT deputy executive direc-
tor Lynn Gape said that the
meeting with the Grand
Bahama Development Compa-
ny was especially beneficial, "as
we identified several areas
where they can assist us with
planning for the future in the
Lucayan National Park and the
Rand Nature Centre."
The BNT recently reopened
the Rand Nature Centre (RNC)
after extensive renovations and
the building of a first class art
gallery in memory of local
Grand Bahama resident and
artist Glory Banks.

The RNC is the headquarters
of the BNT on Grand Bahama
and RNC administrator and
education specialist Cecilia Bod-
ie has been working with schools
and the Ministry of Education to
coordinate educational pro-
grammes on the environment,
and to provide curriculum sup-
port and eco-system training
workshops for teachers.
Recently, the BNT was forced,
to make the difficult decision of
closing the Gold Rock Creek
Bridge in Grand Bahama.
The bridge had been repaired
numerous times and had suffered
damage from the hurricanes that
affected Grand Bahama.
BNT management were con-
cerned for the safety of visitors
to the park and deemed it nec-
essary to close the bridge.
Although, there is additional
access through another path to
the beach, several tour opera-
tors have expressed concern
over the closing of the bridge.
BNT executive, director Eric
Carey said that the organisation
remains committed to the
replacement of the Lucayan
Bridge with a first class struc-
ture that will be complement-
ed by interpretive signage which
will make the Lucayan Nation-
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Realtor opens her 0

own agency on GB i d' .

*.- GRAND Bahama this week
,.. gained a ne\\ real estate com-
, panv as former HG Christie real
estateae agent Lianelle Phillips o'fi-
-'-'ciall\ opened hei own agency.
I .,cated in the new Execu-
tie ()Officc Centre, West Mall
"-and .Ad.\etures Way, the new
agency piomiscs to market
p iopertics on the economical-
ly siL juggling Grand Bahama in
Sa nec\ and innovative fashion.
'. "I am sure any interested
', buyer or seller will enjoy com-
ing to this island chic environ-
ment. I know Lanelle is up for
this challenge and will be a
great asset to our business com-
munity.' Sir Albert Miller said
while attending the opening of
the new offices.
Ms Phillips is currently fine
tuning her ne\\ interactive web
site and \\oiking along with her
staff to create a database for
her large catalog of homes and
properties they have already
begun to work with.
S '1 am thrilled to now have anjt
-'."established office of my own in
'Grand Bahama. We have so
many unique plans in the works
that combine aggressive tech-
nology with good old fashioned
customer service.
"We have spent months work-
ing with US organizations and
real estate associations gaining
" knowledge that we have brought
back here to the Bahamas with
hopes of -reating a new bench-
'' maik for real estate on Grand
Bahama." she said.
Ms Phillips began her career
under the guidance of well-
known real estate guru Harry
*D I)ann and continued with the
S1I1. Christie Real Estate com-
pany before she officially
o"-lopened her own agency,
Lanelle Phillips Real Estate, on
S1 uesda \ C\euing.
Born and raised on Grand
'A Bahama. Ms Phillips left the
island with hei father to attend
high school and begin a career
'in retail in the US.
Upon her return to Grand
Bahama in .1998, she began her
',* career in the real estate market
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biases. So there should never real-
ly be an issue of my political per-
suasion with regards to this
Calling the recent uproar
over her appointment "unfor-
tunate," the Senator said, "I
look at my coming to this seat
as an acknowledgment of the
representation that I have giv-
en to a very important segment
of the Bahamian community,
which is the business commu-
The former president of The
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce thinks that the manner
in which she discharged her
representation of the business

community, during her tenure
with the Chamber, meant that
she had to make sure she
served the best interest of the
community, regardless of her
personal persuasion.
"I think that is how you are
able to identify your ability to
provide public service," Sena-
tor Wright said.
"I have always seen myself
as a public servant, and saw
my work at the Chamber of
Commerce as public service,
to the extent that I was able to
identify somebody else's needs
that may have conflicted with

mine and still give them the
representation that I was com-
mitted to giving them," she
And it was that level of pro-
fessionalism, expertise, and
commitment to "public ser-
vice" that Senator Wright feels
put her in a position of visibil-
ity, ultimately leading to her
becoming a member of the
Upper House today.
"My appointment was never
promised to me, it was never
bargained for, and it was never
expected, and I think that the
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have achieved," the Senator
"When I was asked to take
this position, no questions were
asked of me of how I marked
my 'X' on May 2nd. "And I
have never discussed my polit-
ical persuasion with Mr
Christie nor anybody else, so I
do not understand the basis of
their rejection."
"I do not believe that who I
supported on election day
should ever come before
whether or not policy that
affects the business and gen-
eral community of the
Bahamas is passed or reject-
However, the opposition's
leader in the Senate, Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, made it clear
that Senator Wright, person-
ally, was not the focus of the
opposition's impending fight.
"This really is not an issue
about Mrs Wright," said Sena-
tor Maynard-Gibson. "Mrs
Wright is an extraordinarily
capable young Bahamian
woman, and we all as citizens
ought to be proud and are
proud, I am sure, of her accom-
plishments. I do want to
acknowledge that."
However, she said, the issue
is "whether or not our Consti-
tution is going to be followed."
"The Constitution says very

* SENATOR Tanya Wright

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"The PLP should have thie
opportunity to nominate all
three of the Senators, and what
has happened is that Mrs
Wright's name has gone for-
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Senator tells detractors to focus on the tasks at hand


PAGE 12, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007

the leader of the PLP."
When asked about the pos-
sibility of the opposition's '-,
claims being challenged on the
notion that they "should have"
the opportunity to nominate
the remaining three Senators,
the Senate leaders said that
"the constitution gives certain
guarantees, and those words
are not trivial words."
"The constitution mandates
what should happen and those
words are not be taken lightly.
If we can't rest on our Consti-
tution, which is our blueprint as
a nation, we might as well tear
it up and throw it away." ''
She said that the impending
Constitutional challenge by the
PLP has more to do with prin-
ciple, the principle that "the
composition of the Senate '
should mirror the compositiont '
of the House of Assembly."
However, Senator Wright,
who herself has legal training, '
said that she is not the least bit
detracted from her duties by '
the opposition's challenge.
"We should not, as the peo-
ple who are charged with they'
responsibility to perform, allow"
ourselves to be distracted by,
that and lose focus of the task. r
at hand," she said. .'
"I am not going to comment "
on their motivations, whether
or not they actually believe
that this will bring about the '''
end that they are predicting,,,
or whether it is just some other .
political strategy. Only time
will tell.
"But right now, I can tells' -J
you, I am a Senator of the-.
Commonwealth of The'":
Bahamas, and on this day," I
there is nothing that can be-r'.
said to detract me from that.'
So I have accepted the posi- -'
tion and I think that in the"
interest of good governance
and the proper discharge of.-,
our duties that we accept thee! a
positions that we find ourselves,
in today, and worry abour, -
tomorrow tomorrow." ,',
"To put it all in perspective,", -..
the Senator said, "I know that 'h
I am here not because of any, -
party agenda. I am certain that '
I am here because of the very' I
level of professionalism and"'
good representation that I have, r
demonstrated for the business
community." ,.
Noting that there are some' r,
positive elements to the oppo- t
sition's challenge, Senator
Wright said that "we need to.
celebrate the fact that the" rc
Bahamian people are taking
notice of the various elements,'
of their government."
However, she cautioned that" '
the element of positivity can
quickly be lost "if we allow
ourselves to lose focus of the "
task at hand."
"We are not here to become ,
spectacles and we are not here,
to please crowd," said Sen- ,
ator Wright. "So, we have to, ,e
pull up our bootstraps and2Lt
move on rather quickly to the '
order of the day, which is actu-
ally doing the work of the gov-
ernment and the governance
of this country."




Bahamas will lose

5.7 per cent of

annual cruise

passenger visitors

FROM page one

accounted for 1.4 per cent of
total cruise visitors: the Navi-
gator of the Seas 2.8 per cent:
and the Explorer of the Seas
1.5 per cent.
In its statement, the Min-
istry said Royal Caribbean
did not include the Bahamas
on its intineraries because it
had decided to replace those
vessels with the larger, Free-
dom of the Seas and Liberty
of the Seas ships from the
new Freedom class.
Yet due to their greater
size, these ships are unable
to navigate in Nassau and
other harbours.
In what appeared to be a
swipe at the former PLP
administration, the Ministry
of Tourism said that Royal
Caribbean warned as early
as 2004 of its fleet upgrades
and the need for larger docks
in Nassau and throughout
the Bahamas.
The Ministry statement
said: "Not only were no
changes made to Nassau and
Freeport harbours, but fur-
ther, according to Royal
Caribbean, they were given
no assurances by the Gov-
ernment of the time frame
in which the suggested and
necessary infrastructural
changes might in fact be
"Royal Caribbean had no
choice but to plan alternate
destinations for their ves-
sels." The Freedom class
ships "require more inner
harbour space to permit safe
manoeuvring. Bahamian
ports are regrettably unable
to accommodate such large
ships at this time".
Royal Caribbean, the Min-
istry said, usually reserves its
newest and largest vessels for
the Bahamas and the
Caribbean, but had switched
them to Europe and Alaska
in response to customer
It added that it was
"addressing" the issue of
making improvements to
Nassau harbour.

FROM page one

arrested in relation to the mat-
ter, with more arrests to come.
Due to the magnitude of the
discovery, the commissioner
added that he has directed his
most senior officers Senior
Assistant Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade, Assistant Commis-
sioner Eugene Cartwright and
head of the Drug Enforcement
Unit, Raymond Gibson to
direct "a full and extensive inves-
The commissioner said that
there are "deep international con-
nections to this find," but he did
not say if the police are in search
of, or have in custody, any for-
eign nationals regarding the

The 2007 US Narcotics report
reveal d several disturbing trends
in drug trafficking in the
Bahamas, that if related to this
find, indicate that drug trafficking
in the country is rising signifi-
The reports said that there are
"12 to 15 major Bahamian drug
trafficking organizations" with
multi-tonne shipments of nar-
cotics flowing through the country
undetected. It also mentioned
that Grand Bahama's port is an
area of concern.
"In 2006 Bahamian law
enforcement officials also identi-
fied shipments of rugs in Haitian

Teen in court on murder charge

FROM page one
area of the Juju Tree Club on Johnson Road when an altercation
erupted. Humes reportedly fled the scene while being chased by three
young men. They reportedly chased him to Bartlett Street where he was
stabbed in the left side of his chest. He died on his way to hospital,
according to reports.
Court dockets also state that the 16-year-old on Tuesday, June 12,
while at Bernard Road caused harm to Alex Rahming.
Because the accused is a juvenile his mother appeared with him at
yesterday's arraignment. He was not required to plead to the charges.
Lawyer Tamara Taylor represented the juvenile at the arraignment and
Inspector Althea Porter was the prosecutor.
The magistrate told the 16-year-old that a preliminary inquiry
would be held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to have
him stand trial in the Supreme Court. The juvenile was remanded
and the matter was adjourned to June 26 and transferred to Court 2.

FROM page one

ance) equipment is under water
and covered in plastic," the
source said.
He added that passengers
were informed that they would
have to clear US customs and
immigration when they arrived
at their next destination.
"If you have a visa, they let
you through," he said. "But if
you don't," he added "you could
have problems."
The upstairs gift shop looked
like "it was under water," he con-
Before being informed that a
pipe had been broken, the source
told The Tribune that he thought
the flooding resulted from anoth-
er of the chronic and embarrass-
ing leaks that afflict the airport
structure it is common to see
plastic buckets collecting water
from either roof or air-condi-
tioning leaks throughout the facil-
The source thought that offi-
cials were lucky that this hap-
,pejned on a Wednesday when

there was a low volume of travel,
otherwise there could have been
"chaos" at the airport if hundreds
of Bahamians and foreign visi-
tors were not allowed to travel
as a result of the incident and
An airport employee said the
water had been cut off and work-
ers were trying to vacuum up
what had already gathered.
Employees in the upstairs gift
shop had not yet accounted for
their damage as they were "bat-
tling the water," he said.
The need to close the pre-
clearance area raises question
about the ability of operations
staff at the airport to quickly and
effectively deal with this type of
emergency repairs to ensure that
drastic action, such as the clo-
sure, is not necessary.
Calls to officials at Nassau
Airport Development Company
and US customs to find out if the
pre-clearance area will be func-
tioning today, were not returned
up to press time.

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According to the U.S. Jointlnlei-
agency Task Force Soulth, inulli
tonne cocaine shipments to the
Turks and Caicos Islands and The
Bahamas from Venezuela and
Colombia took place during the
year. However, none of hecse
shipments were successfully inter-
dicted. Illegal drugs have also
been found in transiting
cargo containers stationed at the
port container facility in
The report also noted that
there was a ten-fold increase in
marijuana seizures from 2005,
largely attributed to the cultiva-
tion of the plant on remote cays
and islands in the Bahamas by
Jamaicans. This cultivation, the
report continues, "is a new
When asked if police are
specifically concerned with traf-
ficking in Grand Bahama, the
commissioner said: "I think we
have a problem all over the
Bahamas in terms of drug traf-
This historic find comes on the
heels of the discovery in Andros
in April of the largest marijuana
field in the country's history. The
field measured one and a half
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* PEER pressure can lead to stressful decisions for some couples

The pressures of

what happens

on prom night

Tribune Feature Writer
PEER pressure and pop cul-
ture have many teenagers
believing that sex and prom
night go hand-in-hand. It is very
easy for students of both sexes
to get caught up in the romantic
whirlwind of prom and think
that sex would be an amazing
addition to the evening. But the
reality is that prom night
romance and sex are not a pack-
age deal.
In a recent interview, Judith
Cooper, executive director of
the Bahamas Family Planning
Association, told The Tribune
that children are having sex at a
very early age, and prom night
seems to be one of the most
popular occasions to engage in
such activity.
"On prom night many chil-
dren are doing it for the first
time. But there are many others
who aren't doing it for the first
time. Prom night for them is
just another time to have sex,"
she said.
Regardless of whether it is
their first time or not, the acces-
sibility is really one of the main
contributing factors.
Prom night is one of the few
times when senior high school
children are'allowed to stay out
later than usual. It is a time
when they celebrate passing
another milestone in their lives
and parents grant them a great
degree of leniency.
"And because graduation
time is special, these students
want to do something special to
mark the event. There is also
pressure to feel as if giving sex
to your prom date is expected
of you on prom night, especial-
ly for the young men. It seems
that young men feel like they
have to live up to this macho
mentality that they need to do it
on prom night, of all nights,"
Ms Cooper said.
Ms Cooper said that she does
not believe that early sexual
activity is an issue of whether
or not children are informed
about sex because, in her obser-
vation, students today are
indeed knowledgeable about
what they are doing and know
about sex.
She said that if an adult were
to sit and talk to the children,
they would realise that these
young people are informed
about sex, and probably even
be surprised at how much they
Ms Cooper said she believes
that the presence of pornogra-
phy and the media, with its
emphasis on sex, has a lot to do

The prom has traditionally

been seen as a coming of age

evet in more ways then one.

But are our young people in

the Bahamas prepared for the


* PROM nights and the outfits that come with them are the
culmination to many school career

with why children are so well
informed on sexual issues.
The main concern however,
is that while students are
informed, they are not neces-
sarily thinking of the conse-
quences that sex can bring -
including a slew of STDs and
STIs, and pregnancy, all of
which produce a domino effect
of other consequences.
This is why comprehensive
sexual education is necessary in
order to debunk some sexual
myths, Ms Cooper said.
Some of that useful informa-
tion is being disseminated in the
schools during regular family
life classes, as well as during
workshops that the Bahamas
Family Planning Association
hosts within those schools.
But surprisingly, students are
not the only ones who need to
re-evaluate their approach to
sex, Maybe the Bahamian laws
should be revisited.

Ms Cooper said that she
would like government to take a
look at increasing the age of
sexual consent to 18.
"There are many times
when a young girl at the age of
16 the current age of sexual
consent comes to visit the clin-
ic for matters related to sex and
are not able to see a doctor
because of them not being 18.
While they can have sex at age
16, we can't treat them for a
sexual transmitted disease
because they aren't 18," Ms
Cooper explained.
"We are telling them 'yes
you can have sex at 16, but you
cannot receive health care with-
out the company of an adult.'
"This, I think the government
should look into," she added.
There has been much dis-
cussion on this matter, still, no
laws have been changed.

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, Claim that oil leaks are biggere

problem than country can handle'

Tribune Staff Reporter
OIL leaks and underground
oil accumulation at Clifton Pier
is a "bigger problem than this
country can handle," according
to an insider, who also alleges
-'that BEC is covering up the
extent to which it is responsible
... ". for the problem.
This was the startling claim
made yesterday by an inside
,* source at the Bahamas Electric-
ity Corporation's Clifton Pier
power plant.
The source scoffed at state-
ments made by the new minister
of public utilities on Sunday indi-
c'. ating that government has spent
almost half a million dollars on
'equipment to assist in oil spill
This expenditure will do noth-
ing to get to the root of the enor-
mous environmental hazard,
S. r. which has escalated to the extent
that the ground around the plant
-.. is "full of oil," he claimed. "Not
S just oily water. Oil."
S"It's like trying to put a band-
aid on a bullet hole," said the
source, who claims many staff
T. are "totally frustrated" with the
situation, and the poor working
conditions that are a byproduct.
'* The insider said the leaks can-
J '.-1 not be fully attributed to any one
'fault, but are systemic on a grand
scale, the result of years of poor
management and maintenance.
oil.. "It isn't one real point where
-, ., oil is coming from, it's just this
-,-, whole yard is run so bad, and
it's been run so bad for so long
that it's now becoming a prob-
lem," he said.
However, one significant con-
tributing factor in oil leaks and
accumulation in the area is that
the plant does not have suffi-
'cient boiler units to incinerate
waste fuel at the rate it is pro-
:'.-,',:;duced by fuel separators, he
i. -j "If we generate two gallons of
sludge a day, we're burning
about one gallon of sludge a
week we're not burning it
anywhere as near as fast as we
Need to to keep it at a manage-
able level," he explained.
This has led to a situation
where storage tanks are now full
S, to overflowing, and regularly do
causing sludge to spill over
the yard.
The recapture of this overflow
is inadequate, said the source:
"Instead of cleaning the oil, pick-
ing it up and putting it in some-
thing they end up pushing it in
the storm drains and the trench-
es that run around the yard."
':' Furthermore, systems
"- 'designed to separate "dirty" oil
A: v, into separate pools of cleaned
"fuel and water are not function-
''' ing correctly. The water, once
Sdispelled into the ocean, often
still contains oil. He emphasised
therefore that statements made
by Mr Neymour to the effect
that malfunctioning equipment
responsible for the May oil spill
have been repaired belied the
whole truth of the matter.
Commenting on the sugges-
tion made by BEC in the past
that oil leakages may not neces-
sarily be their fault, but possibly
'- that of other oil handling entities
'ri; Tin the area, the employee was
."I would almost say with 100
- ,..( per cent certainty, from what
, -r. I've seen in my years out here,
..'( that this problem out here is
SL,,, BEC's doing," he said.
. He added: "And the managers
and staff know about it. These
fellas know, it's just no one
wants to take the blame for it,
and for them to fix it is going to
cost way more than $500,000.
That money can't help us at all."
"" In his contribution to the bud-
get debate, Mr Neymour, the
newly appointed Minister of
,' State for Utilities, said that "no
S stone will be left unturned in get-
t' ing to the bottom of this vex-
',,*.,. ing problem" of oil spills in the
,., Clifton area.
"Steps must be taken, both
S short term and long term to pro-
t. ect the environment. The assis-
tance of experts in the oil indus-
,,, try will also be used to assist in
.. resolving this problem."
Investigations into the sources
,, of leaks and seepages "via cavi-
S ties in the coastline" are under-
.. way, it was claimed. However,
Sno specific mention of problems
.' as raised by the concerned
'-. employee was made, which rais-
es questions of whether the min-
*, ister has been made aware.
S The source said that on previ-
,, ous occasions, prior to minister-
., ial visits, the yard has been
-" '"cleaned up" to hide the mess.
The insider said that with the
,' priority of producing power at
whatever cost, general staff are
put in a compromising position
"-' in the face of overflowing tanks.
You're working an 8 hour

'-y shift and all your tanks are filling
# %Qup, you got to pump it some-
.& where. You don't want to pump
'*, J filling up the basement and all
That so you're between a rock
and a hard place," he said.
Now, years of neglect and mis-
. ,. handling are coming back to
e haunt the corporation, the insid-
er claimed.
"You can't hide it no more,"
he said. "There's too much in

the ground and it's starting to
come back out. You can't blame
any other company for that.
What you find in the ground is
exactly what we use."
According to the insider, out-
side help may be required.
"This is a very, very big situa-
tion. They need a company from
outside who specialises in this
kind of stuff to deal with this,
because this whole yard has oil
in it wherever you go."
His claims follow a photo-
graphic expos by The Tribune
in May of a large oil slick which
could be seen on the surface of
the water for hundreds of feet
along the coastline in front of
the plant.
BEC denied that the sludgy
release necessarily originated at
its plant and promised an inves-
tigation, however no statement
has since been made about the
Environmentalists, members
of the public and the diving com-
munity, the Coalition to Save
Clifton, the Clifton Heritage
Authority, and various govern-
ment officials have all expressed
concern in the past about spills
and leaks in the area, suggest-
ing that the problem is a long-
standing one.
While the finger of blame has
regularly been pointed in the
direction of BEC, the corpora-
tion has only admitted culpabil-
ity for releases on several occa-
sions, and on others side-stepped
such accusations by pointing to
the variety of other oil handling
entities in the area that could be
Messages left for BEC gener-
al manager and deputy manager
Kevin Basden and Anthony
Forbes were not returned yes-
terday. Attempts to reach Mr
Neymour were also unsuccess-

More donations for

dialysis campaign

FROM page one

ety contributed $500 to the "com-
mendable campaign."
The Tomlinson Memorial
Foundation also made an addi-
tional monetary contribution to
the Princess Margaret Hospital
According to Mr Donald
Tomlinson, "the Elodie Tom-
linson Memorial Fund was cre-
ated in memory of my mother.
Family members have con-
tributed to the fund in her name
which has allowed us to make
this donation today. It pleases
us to be able to assist such a
worthy cause, in memory of our
mother. An engraved plaque
will be placed on the machine in
commemoration of the dona-
tion today."
"This donation to The
Princess Margaret Hospital's
Dialysis Machine Fund will
make a difference in people's
lives and improvement in the
delivery of health care," said
Michele Rassin, Vice President
of Operations at Doctors Hos-
"These new hemodialysis
machines will provide signifi-
cant upgrades over the units
that were previously used to
provide this life-saving treat-
ment. Community support is
vital to the ongoing advance-
ment of healthcare in the coun-
try, and contributions from cor-
porate groups are critical," said
Ms. Rassin.
"When we found out about
the campaign, we knew we had
to help," said Pastor Lyall
Bethel, senior pastor of Grace
Community Church. "Our
church has a few members who
currently receive dialysis at

PMH, some for as long as 15
years. Sometimes people make
the mistake of thinking that the
Church is only concerned with
saving souls. We're also con-
cerned with the healing and
restoration of the body. We
salute the Tile King, FYP, Ltd.
and The Tribune for initiating
this very worthwhile project,"
he said.
He hoped that other church-
es with members who receive
dialysis treatment would step
forward and donate to this cam-
Also making a donation to
the campaign was The Scottish
Bahamian Society. Tom Duff,
the Society's High Chieftain,
said that the "Society is pleased
to make this contribution to
your commendable campaign to
raise funds for new dialysis
machines. We are a registered
charity in The Bahamas that has
given funds for scholarships, so
we know the importance of
fundraising for the betterment
of others in our community."
The goal of the fund raising
group Tile King, FYP, The
Tribune, its radio partners, and
the Princess Margaret Hospital
Foundation is to raise
$164,000 to purchase eight new
dialysis machines for the hos-
Persons interested in mak-
ing a donation should contact
Sean Moore, The Tribune's
marketing manager, at 502-
2394, or Thelma Rolle, the
Princess Margaret Hospital
Foundation, at 325-0048. Dona-
tions should be in the form of a
cheque made payable to The
Princess Margaret Hospital
Foundation with a note that the
donation is to go to The Dialy-
sis Machine Fund.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH makes a donation towards
the purchase of eight dialysis machines. Seen (1-r) are Greg Williams,
administrator, Grace Community Church; Lyall Bethel, senior pastor,
Grace Community Church; Sean D. Moore, marketing manager, The
Tribune; Cyril I. Peet, elder, Grace Community Church.

tribute to the "commendable campaign" to raise funds for new dialy-
sis machines. Pictured (1-r) Thomas Duff, High Chieftain of The Scot-
tish Bahamian Society, and Sean D. Moore, marketing manager, The


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'The Greeks'.
The members of the
nine fraternities, of which
the NPHC serves as the
coordinating body, used
the party to kick-off their
annual 'Barefoot Summer
Jams' event.
Now in it's ninth year,
the event always draws
scores of people.
The party usually jump
starts a weekend of activi-
The fraternity members
were able to enjoy enter-
tainment by Killer Bee of
More 94, nine flat screen
televisions and a fully
stocked bar.

Proceeds of the event
will go to the nine frater-
nities and the NPHC.
The funds will then be
disbursed to deserving
organizations and
persons, especially
those with a focus on edu-
One of the persons that
will be benefitting from
the event will be the Pri-
mary School Student of
the Year, Errol Bodie,
spokesperson for this
year's event, said.
"It is imperative that
we help our fellowman.
When we help our fellow-.
man, we help ourselves as
a society.
"We look forward to
this event yearly.
"I am grateful to every-
one who came out and
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Everest climbers retracing 1924 climb unable

to say if Mallory and Irvine reached summit

the 1924 Mount Everest expedi-
tion by George Mallory and
Andrew Irvine returned from the
mountain Wednesday unable to
say whether the men were the
first to scale the world's highest
peak, according to Associated
Climbers from the Altitude
Everest Expedition 2007
returned to the Nepalese capital
Katmandu after reaching the
29,035-foot summit from the Chi-
nese side of the mountain in the
north and filming a documen-
The expedition wanted to get
closer to answering Everest's
long-held secret whether the

two Britons who died on the
mountain had reached the sum-
mit 29 years before New Zealan-
der Edmund Hillary and
Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Nor-
gay successfully scaled the moun-
tain on May 29, 1953.
"I still believe the possibility
is there they made it to the top,
but it is very unlikely," said Con-
rad Anker of Bozeman, Mont.,
who reached the summit June
The team filmed a documen-
tary on Mallory and Irvine's last
journey as they tried to recon-
struct their final, fateful hours.
Mallory and Irvine were last seen
just 900 feet from the summit in
There has been speculation for
years that Mallory and Irvine

may have reached the summit
but died en route down. So far
there has been no proof, and the
climb by Hillary and Norgay is
officially recognized as the first to
the top of the world.
"There is no question that the
first ascent of Mount Everest
occurred in 1953. You have to
get to the top and then return
safe and sound," Anker said.
"The possibility is there and they
had the skills they could have
done it. But if they had made it
the summit, they did not return
so it's not a valid ascent."
During some parts of their
climb, team members also wore
similar clothing and equipment
used by the Mallory and Irvine in
an attempt to mimic the 1924
The 1924 climbers used wool,
silk and leather equipment, con-
sidered insufficient compared to
the high-tech synthetic gear used
by modern climbers.
Anker discovered Mallory's
frozen body in 1999 during a sim-
ilar expedition. That expedition
also recovered handwritten let-
ters addressed to Mallory, gog-
gles, an altimeter, a pocketknife
and a piece of rope, but did not
find a camera the climbers were
believed to be carrying.
Unable to remove Mallory's
body, the team buried it under
rocks. Irvine's body has never
been found.

BRITISH climber Leo Houlding, 26, of Peak Dist. National Park, who was part of a team to Mount
Everest retracing the 1924 climb by George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, speaks after returning from
the mountain, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 20,2007.
(AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

Sierra Leone war crimes court convicts

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* FREETOWN, Sierra Leone The court found the three defendants end of fighting in 2002 to prosecute the
I I worst ot4encIers.in- a-conflict t lat ravage1

A U.N.-backed court Wednesday
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guilty of 12 of the 14 charges, including
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They were acquitted of charges of sex-
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The tribunal was set up following the

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IRAN'S Foreign Ministry
summoned the British ambas-
sador to complain over Britain's
decision to grant a knighthood
to author Salman Rushdie, who
was accused of blasphemy by
Iran's former supreme leader
for his book "The Satanic Vers-
es," the state news agency
reported Wednesday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
In the meeting, Iranian For-
S-. \ eign Ministry official Ebrahim
Rahimpour told ambassador
Geoffrey Adams that the deci-
sion was a "provocative act"
that has angered Muslims.

Adams said Rushdie was
being honored for his works of
literature and underlined that
the British government respects
Islam, the state Islamic Repub-
lic News Agency said. In the
Tuesday evening meeting,
Adams promised to relay
Tehran's protest to London.
Also on Wednesday, 221 law-
makers from Iran's 290-mem-
ber parliament signed a state-
ment condemning Rushdie's
knighthood, state radio report-
Rushdie went into hiding
after Iran's Ayatollah Khomei-
ni issued a 1989 fatwa, or reli-
gious edict, ordering Muslims

to kill the author because his
novel "The Satanic Verses"
allegedly insulted Islam.
The Iranian government
declared in 1998 that it would
not support but could not
rescind the fatwa.
Britain announced Saturday
that it would award Rushdie a
knighthood, along with honor-
ing CNN reporter Christiane
Amanpour and several others,
including a KGB double
Rushdie is one of the most
prominent novelists of the late
20th century and is known for
his unique mix of history with
magical realism.

PAKISTANI protesters burn an effigy of British author Salman Rushdie to condemn the British
government awarding a knighthood to him, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Pakistan's
government summoned the British ambassador Tuesday to protest the knighthood awarded to
Salman Rushdie, denouncing the author as best known for 'offensive and insulting writings' against
Islam. Britain told Pakistan on Tuesday that it was deeply concerned by a Pakistani minister's state-
ment that the knighthood could justify suicide attacks.
(AP Photo/K. M. Chaudary)

PAKISTANI Shiite clerics shouts slogans against the British government for awarding a knight-
hood to British author Salman Rushdie, in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 20, 2007.
(Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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sent tanks
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itary acti(
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ired missiles and
, a foray into Gaza
day, killing four
n the deadliest mil-
Since Hamas mili-
,ntrol of the coastal
ling to Associated

At the .,ame time, Israel
allowed in a few sick and wound-
ed Palestinians who had been
holed up fol days at a fetid bor-
der passage with Gaza.
A teenager with leukemia and
four other Palestinians in need
of medical care went through the
tunnel at the Erez crossing in
Israel, the military said. Israeli
officials also authorized entry of
all foreigners living in Gaza.
A U.N. agency, meanwhile,
warned ol ,cneral food short-
ages in Gazi within weeks if the
main cargo crossing with Israel
wasn't reopened.

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ern Gaza. in
on the sti
quished tL
tinian P,
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launchers in north-
the first aerial attack
since Hamas van-
rival Fatah of Pales-
-ident Mahmoud
injuriess were report-
ike, which came in
: militant rocket fire
nks, meanwhile,
t 600 yards inside
,a before dawn, and

four milit its were killed in a
gunbattle alestinian hospital
officials s;i
Hamas and the allied Popular
Resistance Committees said gun-
men fired on undercover troops,
prompting he army to send six
tanks, two armored personnel
carriers and a bulldozer to the
The army said the entrance of
the troops had been planned,
was not a broad operation, and
was meant to counter militant
activity, including arms smug-
In the 'West Bank, two Pales-
tinian militants were killed in a
predawn shootout with Israeli
troops on an arrest raid on. a
house ne lTenin, residents said.

PALESTINIAN mourners chant
body of Hamas militant Ahmad Al Abd
Israeli army raid, during his funeral in K
erm Gaza Strip, Wednesday, June 20, 20(
sent tanks on a foray into Giaza on Wed
tinians in the deadliest military action si

control of the coastal strip.

One was a local commander
from the Islamic Jihad militant
group and the other a local com-
mander from a violent offshoot
of Fatah.
The army said armed men
opened fire from the house on
troops, who shot back, killing
two militants.
Mahmoud Zahar, the man
widely believed to be leading
Gaza's new Hamas rulers said
his group was open to a cease-
fire with Israel if the army halts
its activities there and in the
West Bank. He said Hamas was
capable of halting the frequent
rocket attacks out of Gaza.
"But nobody will be the pro-
tector of the Israeli border," he
told The Associated Press.
In an attempt to consolidate
power, the West Bank-based
government Abbas installed Sun-
day annulled all decisions made
by the previous Hamas govern-
ment, Information Minister
Riyad al-Malki said.
All citizens will be required to
change their travel documents
to-papers issued in the West
Bank in effect invalidating
g unents previously issued in
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SMilitary officials, who have
said militants might try to
squeeze through the passage, say
not everyone in the tunnel is in
danger. Israel, which has sophis-
kticated weapons screening equip-
ment in place at Erez, is only let-
ting through the staff of interna-
tional organizations and people
with special permission.
Israel's Supreme Court began
hearing a petition by a human
rights group demanding that
Israel also offer immediate med-
ical treatment to 26 critically ill
Palestin ians hospitalized in Gaza.
Ran Yaron, a doctor with the
group, said the lives of 15 of the
slogans as they carry the patients represented in the peti-
ullah, who was killed in an tion including a teenager with
:han Younis, in the south- lupus and a child suffering from
07.Chaelredissinltes cancer were in jeopardy
07. Israel fired missiles and because treatment was not avail-
nesday, killing four Pales- able in Gaza.
since Hamas militants took "'Israel has a responsibility
since it closed the ... crossings,"
APPhoto/EyadAlbaba) Yaron told Israel Radio. "It has
the responsibility to find a solu-
rsonnel will be deployed in tion for these patients."
in the West Bank to restore The court said it would rule
nd order, he added, on the petition Monday.
the West Bank town of Military liaison official Shadi
allah, Abbas convened a Yassin said Hamas' takeover of
ing of the Palestine Libera- Gaza deprived Israel of its main
Organization's powerful contact on humanitarian issues
member Central Council and Fatah-allied Palestinian
ed a nationwide speech. police.
he main reason for the "In the past, we coordinated
ng is to bring down the mil- with Palestinian police," he said.
coup in Gaza," said Ahmed "Now, we don't have this con-
l Rahman, a spokesman for tact, and are trying in every way
1. to obtain information from the
out 200 Gazans, petrified Red Cross about sick people
e chaos in the Hamas-con- whose transfer to Israel must be
d coastal strip, have been coordinated."
ed out for six days in a tun- The Red Cross coordinated
seeking of trash, urine and the transfer Tuesday of seven
on the Palestinian side of Gazans wounded in internal
rez crossing, pleading with strife, and hoped to arrange the
li authorities to grant them transfer of six to nine more
'assage to the West Bank. Wednesday, Red Cross
Wednesday, Defense Min- spokesman Bernard Barrett said.
Ehud Barak instructed offi- The U.N. World Food Pro-
o let in "humanitarian cas- gram, meanwhile, began bring-
the crossing, the ministry ing in 225 tons of food into Gaza
No numbers were specified. through Israel, in addition to 200
-b Erekat, a confidant of tons of food and medical sup-
s, said Israel had agreed to plies it sent in on Tuesday.
er 55 people to Israeli hos- "There is a serious humani-
. Military spokesman Shlo- tarian crisis developing in Gaza
ror would not confirm that as a result of the recent turmoil
er. and closure of the border cross-
ings," said Arnold Vercken,
WFP director in the Palestinian
territories. "It is crucial that food
and other humanitarian assis-
Stance continue to reach the
increasingly desperate popula-
L tion."
I L Israel also allowed all foreign
nationals in Gaza. Buses brought
SET over some 90 Ukrainians, and
ER SETabout100 Russians were in the
process of crossing over, Yassin
Overall, more than 100 for-
eigners have left Gaza since
Hamas wrested control, Dror
The U.N. Office for the Coor-
dination of Human Affairs
warned in a report that the
reopening of Karni. the main car-
go passage between Israel and
Gaza, "is vital to prevent gener-
al food shortages in 2-4 weeks."
Israel also allowed in all for-
eign nationals in Gaza. Buses
brought over some 90 Ukraini-
Maj'.n as, Yassin said, and Russia's
.I 1ITAR-Tass news agency report-
Jd the evacuation of 69 Russian
a) nd seven Belarusian citizens
was completed.
.President B I1 and Israeli Prime
a Minister Ehud Olmert expressed
.-support or Abbas at a high-pro-
file n f r'. t cfrence.
Olmcr w i Abbas t will meet
next week. A i as aide Yasser
Abed Rabbo told Filestinian
radio. Olmert's office confirmed
:he two would meet but said a
(ate had not been set.
On Wednesday, Israeli For-
eign Minister Tzipi Livni tele-
... phoned Salam Fayyad,tthe prime
minister of the new Cabinet
SAbbas installed after expelling
Hamas from its governing coali-
I ., -. tion with Fatah, the Foreign Min-
EEistry said in a statement.(
"The establishment (of the
progress on ... the peace,
N process." the statement quoted
AI-M alki ch ariacterized the

would be followed up by anoth-
er phone call "to reach a quick
issues that need coordination

increasinglyisolated diplomati-
E cally since the takeover, and has
begun speaking publicly about
dialogue with Fatah.
Y *CHARMIN* Ayman Taha, a Hamas
ERBAL ESSENCES spokesman in Gaza, said Cairo
RINGLES TIDE had invited the Islamic group for
talks with Fatah, and that Hamas
"welcomed" the invitation.
erkets lmned[mployces, There was no immediate

response from Fatah, but an
r Abbas aide said Tuesday that
dialogue with Hamas would be
impossible until the group
restored power to the legitimate

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inspection, (c oiirdi'.l int 1 A so
cited Press.
A camera attached to their
shuttle's robotic arm sit \ eyed
the wings and nose cap after
Atlantis undocked from tlhi
international space statition
NASA engineers stLIdy those
images to make sure lthe shuttle
can withstand the intense heat
of re-entering Earth's atmos-
phere before they giNe final
approval for a l hursdlav land
ing at Cape Canaveral. Fla 1 he
inspections became routine
after shuttle Coluimbia broke
apart on re-entry in 2W-t3., killing
seven astronauts.
Flight director Cathy Koern-
er said Wednesday she didn't
anticipate any problems.
During their nearly li0 days at
the space station, Aitiantis'
astronauts installed a new iruss
segment on lti orbiting oul-
post, unfurled a new pair 1I
S power-generating solar arra\ys,
'and activated a rotating joint
that allows the necs solar ariams
to track the sun.
Their 1 1-day mission was
extended to 13 days to also gi\e
them time to repair a Iihcimal
blanket on the shuttle that pai
tially peeled back duMlini I

On Wednesday., Atlantis'
astronauts were scheduled to
check the shuttle's engine and
thermal control systems.
Even if the shuttle's heat
shield is cleared for landing, the
weather might not cooperate.
A front in the Florida pan-
handle was expected to send
showers to the Kennedy Space
'enter on Thursday and Fri-
"Get us some good weather
for Thursday if you can. It
doesn't haxe to be good. It just
has to be good enough," shuttle
connmmander Rick Sturckow told
Mission Control.

Atlantis has enough fuel to
orbit until Sunday, but man-
agers want the shuttle to land
by Saturday. The flight would
only be extended to Sunday if
there were technical problems
that needed to be fixed.
In a daily report sent up to
thle astronauts Wednesday
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larding opportunities at
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day and Saturday. A backup
landing site in California might
be considered on Friday. That
backup site plus another in
Ness Mebxico would be activat-
(,I Salturdayv if necessary.
Alln;ltis was only cleared to
leave the space station after

Russian computers there
passed a test Monday to take
control of the station's
thrusters. The computers had
crashed last week but were
revived over the weekend. On
Atlantis, the astronauts had
turned off equipment to con-
serve fuel in case the shuttle
needed to stay longer.
More than an hour after the
shuttle undocked Tuesday, a
piece of debris that looked like
a blanket and at least five tiny
flashing particles floated past
the space station. Engineers
were still reviewing video and
photographs to identify the
"It's not a big concern," said
Mike Suffredini, NASA's space
station program manager.
The shuttle is bringing back
astronaut and former space sta-
tion resident Sunita Williams,
whose more than six months in
space set a record for the
longest spaceflight by a woman.
Astronaut Clay Anderson, her
replacement, was taken to the
station aboard Atlantis."
"I just can't wait to be
home," Williams said Wednes-
NASA said the space station
and the space shuttle would be
visible Wednesday night from
the United States. Cities with
the best chances of getting a
view were Denver, Detroit, San
Francisco and Washington, said
NASA spokeswoman Kylie

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THE faint-hearted can move
over. France, says new presi-
dent Nicolas Sarkozy, is getting
to work, according to Associat-
ed Press.
In a major address to newly
appointed ministers and law-
makers Wednesday, Sarkozy
said only bold reforms cou-
pled with a new work ethic -
can save the nation from
"Social policies: work. Edu-
cational policies: work. Eco-
nomic policies: work. Fiscal pol-
icy: work. Monetary and bud-
getary policy: I will judge them
by a sole criteria, whether they
compensate work or devalue
work," the president said.
Like a coach ahead of a
championship match, Sarkozy
worked to energise his team and
advise adversaries that he
means business, armed with the
legitimacy of his May election
and campaign promises of a
break with the past.
Increasing growth only 2
per cent last year is an urgent
goal, and "we will succeed or
fail on that," he said.
If the strategy works, France
could have a new face in five
years time, when Sarkozy's
mandate ends.
Sarkozy's picture of the 2012
future looks like this: growth is
robust; the civil servants' bulge
has been shed like extra pounds;
employees work more, earn
more and like it and France
is fit for action in a globalised
world. Tensions ease in the
heavily immigrant suburban
housing projects, as discrimina-
tion with the mainly African
and Muslim minorities dwin-
dles. Justice is even-handed.
Even the sluggish state univer-
sity system gets a lift.
"Nothing would be more per-
ilous for France than to remain
immobile," Sarkozy said. And
nothing would "condemn
France to decline more than
conservatism and cautiousness."

The speech clearly was meant
to prepare the nation for the
challenges, and changes, that lie
ahead, and as a heads-up to sec-
tors, such as labor unions, that
might oppose the reforms
Sarkozy pledged during his
presidential campaign.
The 52-year-old Sarkozy, a
pro-market president who
insists he is also a protector of
rights, can expect some tough
debate. But the president
seemed undaunted before his
own agenda for France, clearly
looking to pass on his own pos-
itive vibes.
"We are going to create a
critical mass of dynamism, ener-
gy, innovation and optimism,"
he said.
Still, the scent of strife may
be perceptible by Thursday

when Labor Minister Xavier
Bertrand presents the draft of a
bill that would require mini-
mum service during strikes in
public transport. Unions see
that concept as a swat at their
right to strike.


The powerful CGT union has
already warned the president
"not to commit the error" of
acting solely in the interest of
the business sector.
A major challenge is to
increase buying power without
increasing the cost to compa-
nies. A series of conferences are
to be held in the autumn,
including on buying power,
ecology and sustainable devel-

opment another priority.
The Cabinet, appointed a day
earlier, met for the first time
Wednesday and approved the
first batch of reforms a fiscal
package to stimulate growth
and employment, including
making overtime pay tax-free
to encourage hard work and
weaken the 35-hour workweek.
The reform package is to go
to debate by parliament in an
extraordinary summer session
starting June 26.
Sarkozy has a comfortable
majority backing him in the new
parliament, elected last week-
end. He will have a direct hand
in piloting the reforms, he said.
"The French made a choice.
They approved a project of rup-
ture with the ideas, the values,
the behavior of the past ...,"


* FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and Environment and Energy Minister Jean-Louis
Borloo, gesture during a group picture at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday. Sarkozy reshuffled
his Cabinet Tuesday following the governing conservative party's less-stellar-than-expected
performance in legislative elections last weekend.


(AP Photo/Michel Euler) I

Sarkozy told the lawmakers.
"Everything I said before the
elections, I will do. There is no
choice but that of boldness and
Ticking off a range of goals,
Sarkozy said sustainable devel-
opment a major new govern-

ment sector would be used to
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Revised UN resolution would delay

Kosovo independence for 120 days

A REVISED UN resolution
circulated Wednesday would
delay internationally supervised
independence for Kosovo for
"120 days to give the province's
S"" majority ethnic Albanians and
minority Serbs more time to
reach an agreement on its
future status, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
The new text, drafted by
European Union nations and
the United States and obtained
0 THE special US representative for negotiations on the future by the Associated Press, said
status of Kosovo Frank Wisner, left, and Kosovo's President the resolution's provisions
Fatmir Sejdiu, right, during their meeting in Pristina, Kosovo would take effect after 120 days
last Friday "unless the Security Council
(AP Photo) expressly decides otherwise

after conducting an evaluation."
The original text would have
endorsed independence under
international supervision with-
out any delay.
US deputy ambassador Ale-
jandro Wolff said the new draft
was being introduced at a UN
Security Council meeting on
Wednesday. There will almost
certainly be further discussions, and
no date has been set for a vote.
The new text urges UN Sec-
retary-General Ban Ki-moon or
his representative "to immedi-
ately convoke the parties to
continue final status negotia-
tions within the 120-day period
following adoption of the reso-

The new draft also demands
"that the parties refrain from
making any unilateral declara-
tions regarding final status dur-
ing that period," an apparent
response to rumors that Kosovo
Albanians might declare inde-
pendence if the council didn't
act quickly.
While Kosovo remains a
province of Serbia, it has been
under UN. and NATO admin-
istration since a 78-day NATO-
led air war that halted a Serb
crackdown on ethnic Albanian
separatists in 1999.
In April, UN envoy Martti
Ahtisaari recommended that
Kosovo be granted internation-
ally supervised independence -

a proposal welcomed by its eth-
nic Albanians who comprise 90
per cent of the 2 million popu-
lation, but vehemently rejected
by its Serb minority, Serbia, and
Under the resolution's pro-
visions, UN administration of
Kosovo would end 120 days
after its provisions took effect,
and the European Union would
take over the province's super-
vised transition to indepen-
dence. NATO-led troops would
remain to help ensure security
and an international civilian
representative would oversee
the transition.
Russia, which has strong cul-
tural and religious ties to Serbia,
has called for new negotiations
between the parties and hinted
strongly that it would veto the
original draft. While the revised
draft offers time for new nego-
tiations, Moscow is likely to be
unhappy with the automatic
authorization of supervised
independence if the negotia-
tions do not produce results.
The draft says the Security
Council's evaluation of the nego-
tiations will be made "on the
basis of a report by the secretary-
general or his representatives."
The resolution's supporters
stress that Kosovo's future status
must be resolved and the new
text adds a statement "acknowl-
edging that the status quo in
Kosovo is not sustainable."
But the new draft makes
some significant changes to
address Russian concerns.
The original text would
endorse the provisions in Ahti-
saari's proposal, which Moscow
objected to, while the new text
simply expresses appreciation
to him.
Russia's UN Ambassador
Vitaly Churkin last month cir-
culated elements for a rival
Security Council resolution call-
ing for additional talks and
stepped-up efforts by Kosovo
to meet UN-endorsed standards,
including protecting minorities
and ensuring that Serbs who
were forced to flee their homes
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Shootout in
kills at
least three

A GUN battle broke out
between traffic police and a
Defence Ministry unit in the
Chechen capital Wednesday,
leaving at least three people
dead and five wounded,
Chechen prosecutors and
police witnesses said, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The 15-minute fight broke
out on Grozny's western out-
skirts around 5.30pm after
traffic police stopped a car
carrying soldiers from a spe-
cial federal Defence Ministry
unit called."West," prosecu-
tors said in a statement.
A police officer who wit-
nessed the incident told The
Associated Press that traffic
police tried to test the sol-
dier driving the car for
drunkenness, but the soldier
refused and called for help.
Traffic police also sum-
moned reinforcements and
up to 200 armed soldiers and
police officers had gathered
at the scene when the gun
battle broke out, the police
officer said. It was unclear
what sparked the fighting.
Prosecutors said three peo-
ple were killed. However, the
police officer said as many
as seven were killed.
Neither city police nor
Defense Ministry officials
could be immediately
reached for comment.
The fight is the latest to
break out between compet-
ing law enforcement and mil-
itary units in Russia's turbu-
lent North Caucasus region -
some of whom operate
under shadowy lines of com-
Last September, police
from Chechnya and neigh-
a border checkpoint between
the two regions, sparking a
gunbattle that killed at least
four people and wounded at
least nine others.

Nigerian unions launch general

strike over raised fuel prices

BOYS juggled soccer balls in
deserted streets and cars jock-
eyed for position at filling sta-
tions Wednesday as Nigeria's
labor unions launched a strike
aimed at overturning govern-
ment price hikes on gasoline in
Africa's oil giant, according to
Associated Press.
Nigeria is one of the world's
leading crude producers, but
virtually all of its gasoline is now
imported after years of graft,
mismanagement and violence
rendered refineries inoperable.
Heavy government subsidies
keep reimported petroleum
products cheap in a country
whose citizens complain they
get little else in the way of ser-
vices from a notoriously corrupt
government. Unions launched
their strike in hopes of forcing
the government to roll back a
15 per cent increase on auto-
mobile fuel.
"Our government makes us
suffer too much. They never do
anything to release our pain,
they just keep piling on more
suffering," said Funmi Olowu, a
32-year-old school teacher. "I
support the strike, 1 want it to
go on until the government
completely reverses the increas-
Only three weeks in office,
President Umaru Yar'Adua is
facing perhaps his biggest chal-
lenges so far one handed to
him by his successor who
announced the price hike and
related tax increases in the wan-
ing days of his administration.
Oil receipts account for some
80 per cent of Nigeria's total
government revenue and the

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M A MAN stands with a plastic container at a fuel station, awaiting fuel in the city of Lagos,
Nigeria yesterday. Nigeria's powerful labor unions launched a general strike Wednesday to protest
government price hikes, leaving many schools and banks shuttered and normally bustling streets
quieter in Africa's oil giant.

unions are threatening to close
the taps of Nigeria's energy
industry, which is the biggest in
Africa and the eighth-largest'
worldwide, sending crude prices
toward nine-month highs on
international markets.
While there were no imme-
diate reports that the first day of
the strike halted oil exports, the
strike appeared to hold in all
the country's regions. In the
Muslim north, union workers
enforced the shutdown by turn-
ing commercial passenger buses
away from main cities and in
the capital, Abuja, they block-
aded a main road with tires and
tree branches.
On'the streets of Lagos,

banks, schools and larger busi-
nesses were shuttered. While
salaried employees could afford
to stay home, many petty
traders continued selling their
dried peppers, roasted corn and
smoked fish. For them, a day
without earnings likely means
a night of hunger.
"The strike is justified. We
can't be taken for granted. The
masses are suffering," said Free-
wheel Finesi, a 51-year old hur-
rying through empty streets,
carrying a briefcase filled with
spectacles. But he declined to
join the strike. "I have to go to
work. I'm an optician and a
man needs his glasses."
With fuel deliveries mostly

(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
shut down and filling stations
empty, most cars stayed off the
streets, calming Lagos' notori-
ous traffic jams the furious,
fuming pileups known as "go-
slows" that typify the daily com-
mutes in an overcrowded mega-
lopolis of 13 million.
Boys converted empty streets
into soccer pitches, sending
shots between goal posts made
of wooden stools that would
normally seat the keepers of
nearby market stalls. Others
juggled balls alone, sending
them bouncing from feet to
thighs, to shoulders then onto
upended foreheads.
Vehicles jostled for pole posi-
tion at the few filling stations


Zimbabwe opposition leader says time running out for free elections


ZIMBABWE'S opposition
leader Morgan Tsvangirai said
Wednesday time may be run-
ning out to organise free and

fair elections next March,
according to Associated Press.
The Zimbabwe government
and Tsvangirai's Movement for
Democratic Change are hold-
ing talks in South Africa seek-
ing to solve the politicatcerisis-

that reached new heights earli-
er this year with the arrest and
beating of pro-democracy lead-
"The focus of these negotia-
tions is on the forthcoming elec-
tions in March," Tsvangirai told

Associated Press Television
"So we are bit anxious what
needs to be done to create the
conditions for free and fair elec-
tions," said Tsvangirai, who is
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"We may actually be running
out (of time) for it."
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still selling fuel, with many cus-
tomers cursing signs that still
carried the official price 75
naira, or about 60 US cents, per
Ex-President Olusegun
Obasanjo jacked the price up
only days before handing over
power on May 29 to Yar'Adua,
who prevailed in elections
rejected as rigged by the oppo-
sition and deemed not credible
by international observers.
Obasanjo stepped down
because of term limits; Yar'Ad-
ua was the candidate of
Obasanjo's party.
Yar'Adua's new administra-
tion, its legitimacy undermined
by the flawed election, engaged
the unions and offered to roll
back the 15 percent fuel price
increase by about half despite
the drain on government cof-
fers that the subsidy represents.
The government is trying to lib-
eralise the economy and abolish
anti-competitive tactics.
But in a move widely viewed
as a probing tactic to gauge
Yar'Adua's strength, the unions
insisted on a complete repeal
of the new measures, which also
included Obasanjo's last-minute
sale of two refineries to a pair of
rich supporters.
Many Nigerians treated the
first day of the strike as a wel-
come diversion from their daily
duties, but warned that irrita-
tion would increase if supplies
ran short due to an extended
work stoppage.
For Finesi, the optician, less
work was the opposite of what
his countrymen need. "Why
can't the government put on the
refineries?" he asked, rhetori-
cally. "It's just poor mainte-

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Wednesday morning and mo;:,t
delays averaged 20 to 30 min-
utes. United is the airport's
largest carrier.
"I expect it to decrease a_;
the day goes on," he sai,.
"And by noon, (it will) be
pretty much back on track."
United's hubs are O'Harc.
Dulles and airports in Den-
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4 Sad, could become
more so (6)
7 Faction of tough, hearty types? (4,4)
8 Despite pain, possibly get out and
win (6)
10 Left to the helmsman (5)
13 Wherein the farmer could
store bran? (4)
14 A list giving the chaps a turn (4)
15 Vegetable or
weekend drink (4)
16 An arresting piece of
syncopation (3)
17 Light to moderate? (4)
19 Completely dazzle the troop leader
in bright light (4)
21 An ally to eat and drink with (9)
23 Striped, woolly headed
snake (4)
24 Space people returning form some
pleasant trip (4)
26 Questionable motive? (3)
27 Still in Sevenoaks (4)
29 Maybe set out the ultimate remedy
for eye trouble (4)
32 Delay being told the
weight (4)
33 Was told it was difficult to
get out for an early start (5)
34 Something to do with
a filler (6)
35 A.ound, you don't
want to need one (8)
36 She was big on fire-power (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Dawn-Ed 7, Reporter 8, L-0-la 10, Fr-I'd-ay 11,
Ass-U-me 14, Alb 16, EA-ten 17, Rare 19, To-day 21,
Relet 22, Widow 23, M-as-S. 26, Sonic 28, Pa-L 29, Knight
30, Banana 31, Axis 32, Ap-parent 33, Stable
DOWN: 1, Differ 2, Noodle 3, Dray 4, B-ox seat 5, Stout 6,
Green 8, Liar9, Lab. 12, Say 13, Men-DS 15, Colon 18,
Arson 19, (Pos-)Ted 20, D-EW 21, Ri-chard 22, Wig 23,
Manila 24, Alas 25, St-ar-ve 26, Skoal 27, Nippy 28, Pax
30, Bats

1 He's in the river somewhere
near Sutton (5)
2 A gaseous organ, possibly (5)
3 A quick word to get the cats going (4)
4 In me, talking, there's maybe
something silvery (5)
5 It's disaster when one gets run out (4)
6 Put your name down for nosing
around (4,2)
9 Violently obtains a holiday in outer
Wales (6)
11 No pencil, but it needs a bit of
sharpening (3)
12 He returned a coat to us (5)
13 Bart's full entitlement (7)
15 Rest from the part of Nanki-Poo (3)
16 Mongrel needing a bit of
sprucing up (3)
18 The charm of bells,
one hears (6)
20 Refreshments on the way can never
fully satisfy (5)
21 Suppose you start and finish
Saturday (3)
22 Organised the athletics? (3)
23 Breathe noisily and that's a good
idea? (6)
25 A Scottish air to listen to (3)
28 The De Havilland building? (5)
30 Are they told the least possible? (5)
31 She puts many in the wrong! (5)
32 Flag if you are prepared to do so (4)
33 Did outdoor work bearing a hod
around (4)

YesEuroay s easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Staple 7, Decanter 8, Kepi 10, Elicit 11, Pirate
14, Tee 16, Noted 17, Ewes 19, Muted 21, Later 22, Hero
23, Dote 26, Began 28, Pen 29, Erotic 30, Locust 31, Ap
32, Resonant 33, Entice
DOWN: 1, Sleeve 2, Pieces 3, Edit 4, Mariner 5, Stoat 6,
Greed 8, Kite 9, Pie 12, Rod 13, Tenet 15, Futon 18,
Wafer 19, Mar 20, Ten 21, Lenient 22, Hat 23, Decent 24
Onus 25, Entire 26, Berry 27, Goose 28, Pop 30,

4 Meal (6)
7 Flowers (8)
8 Thwart (6)
10 Chosen (5)
13 Expensive (4)
14 Type of window (4)
15 Post (4)
16 Favourite (3)
17 Cupid (4)
19 Always (4)
21 Campaigner (9)
23 Twosome (4)
24 Got up (4)
26 Be victorious (3)
27 Babies (4)
9t Attack (4)
32 Eyepiece (4)
33 Stage whisper (5)
34 Cutlery items (6)
35 Fully stated (8)
e 36 Insult (6)

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Contract Bridge

By Steve ck' ..

With a Little Bit of Luck

North dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.

V 10 9 8 3
*K 10 642

W7 652
4Q 1096

*A 108652
The bidding:
North East South West
1 + Pass 1 Pass
44 Pass 5* Pass
5 V Pass 6 4
Opening lead ten of hearts.
The best that can be said for
arriving at an anti-percentage con-
tract is that it frequently presents
declarer with a challenge during the
play. That was the case in this deal
where South stretched his values
somewhat to bid a shaky slam. How-
ever, he then justified his rosy assess-
ment by findinig a way to bring in 12
When dummy came down,

prospects were not too good. To
begin with, there was at least one
trump loser, and on top of that there
was either a diamond or a club loser,
depending on what South discarded
on dummy's third heart.
The slam was not hopeless,
though, since there were two legiti-'
mate chances to make it. Accord-
ingly, after winning the heart lead in
dummy, declarer led the. jack of
spades and took East's queen with
the ace as West followed low.
Next came two more heart win-
ners, South discarding a club, fol-
lowed by the A-K of clubs and a club
ruff, on which West discarded a dia-
mond. Had the clubs divided 3-3
instead of 4-2, the slim would have
been in the bag at this point since
dummy's fourth club would provide
a parking place for South's diamond
But even after the clubs failed to
break, the battle was not yet lost.
South still had one last chance, and
so, with fingers crossed, he exited
with a trump in the hope of finding
West with both the king of spades
and king of diamonds.
The hope became a full-fledged
reality when West won the trump
lead with the king and was forced to
return a diamond or a heart, handing
declarer the slam.


HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb
forms ending in "s", no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkjet in inkjet printer).
Good 17; very good 25; excellent 33 (or more).

denture detour donut dour duet dune endure
etude neuron neuter neutron noun nude
outed outer rotund round rout route routed
rude rued rune runt tenure tour toured true
trued tune tuned tuner turn turned under
UNDERTONE undo undone unto

1 Monsters (5)
2 Indian dresses (5)
3 Occasion (4)
4 Ascended (5)
.5 Needy (4)
6 Gullible person (6)
9 Military students (6)
11 Insulate (3)
12 In that place (5)
13 Abandons (7)
15 Drunkard (3)
16 For every (3)
18 Decayed (6)
20 Swerves (5)
21 Play on words (3)
22 Distress signal (3)
23 Drive away (6)
25 Offer (3)
28 Beginning (5)
30 Letter (5)
31 River mouth (5)
32 Yearn (4)
33 Friend (4)









ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Your life pace will slow down con-,
siderably, Aries. That's because .
you'll learn to delegate roles to other '
people so you can relax for a change.
That's good news for your health.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, your confidence gets a boost
when someone recognizes your efforts.
Don't gojp extremes, however. Enjoy
the moments while they last and
resolve to always try your best.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You have to act fast otherwise a
great opportunity will pass you by,
Gemini. Others are already on board
and you are the only one holding up
the process.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You have to make peace with a fam-
ily member who has gotten you riled
up for some time now, Cancer. This .
person is not going to change his or
her ways anytime soon.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, pay more attention to your
career despite the warmer weather
luring you to be reckless and scat-
terbrained. It will pay off in the
long run.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 --
Real estate ventures are on the
not-so-distant horizon, Virgo. ,
You may feel apprehensive, but
you're ready for this new stage in
your life.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
With support from a friend, you are
able to make your opinion known on
a subject that has troubled you,
Libra. The reaction you receive isn't
at all what you expected.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Take some time to sort out all of the
plans that have been whizzing
through your head, Scorpio. Focus ".
on only a few that you feel have the
most merit.
This is your week for good news,
Sagittarius. It starts on the financial
front and there will certainly be no
complaints from you in that depart-
ment. Enjoy the fortune.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
There is no need to apologize for your
actions when you truly know you are
working for the greater good,
Capricorn. Others won't always be
receptive to your ideas.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Why have you become so afraid of
making decisions, Aquarius?
You've never doubted your intuition
before, so there's no reason to do so
now. Take a leap.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, money matters may have held
you back from pursuing your inter-
ests, but not this week. Extra cash can
be spent in a fun and frivolous way. -

Boris Spassky v Julius Kozma,
world student teams, Lyon 1955.
Yesterday's puzzle featured a
rare defeat for the young
Spassky, today's is back to
normal with a win for the later
world champion. Boris (White,
to move) is bishop for pawn
ahead, but appears to have a
problem as Black threatens
Ral + and Qa4+ or even better
Qa4 with Ral mate. White's king
may be able to run to safety at
e3, but Spassky had a much
better idea, forcing a rapid
victory. What should he play? If
you like internet chess but don't
want to pay a joining fee to an
online group, try www.
instantchess.com where you can
play numerous games as a
guest. The normal time limit is
15 minutes per player per game,

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a b c d e h
but if you want speedier play just
wait for the next opponent and
you will soon find somebody
willing to play blitz (five minutes)
or even bullet (one minute) for all
the moves. Many regulars are
Russian or American, so you have
the opportunity for international

Chess solution 8395:1 Rgl+ Kf8 (or Kh8 2 Bxf6+
mates) 2 Qxf6+! Bxf6 3 Bc5+ Be7 4Rdfl+ Ke8 5 Rg8+
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PAGE 32, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007

St Louis aquarium's popular

two-headed snake dies

LEONARD Sonnenschein, president of the World Aquarium in St. Louis holds a two-headed albino rat snake, Monday, Jan. 2,2006.
The eight-year-old oddity of nature known affectionately by fans worldwide as "We" died of natural causes sometime during the June
16-17, 2007, weekend.

named "We," the main attrac-
tion at the World Aquarium,
has died, according to Associ-
ated Press.
The 8-year-old rat snake
died of natural causes during
the weekend, said caretaker
Leonard Sonnenschein. Most
two-headed snakes survive for
only a week or two.
"It's terrible news," Son-
nenschein said. "People come

in every day and say: 'I'm here
to see the two-headed snake."'
Sonnenschein said more
than a million people have
seen We over the years. Chil-
dren were especially fascinat-
ed by the snake, wondering
how two heads could coexist
on the same body as We some-
times strained to slither in two
directions at once.
"These kinds of questions
helped spur the science spirit
in children," Sonnenschein

Sonnenschein said he
bought We from a snake
breeder in Indiana for $15,000
when the reptile was just a few
weeks old.
A taxidermist is preserving
We's body, which should be
back on display within a week,
Sonnenschein said..
The World Aquarium, locat-
ed inside the downtown
City Museum, acquired We in
Last year the aquarium tried
to auction off the rare reptile

(AP Photo/James A. Finley, file)
to raise money for research
and conservation programs,
asking $150,000, but
none of the bids was satisfac-
The snake had both male
and female genitalia, Sonnen-
schein said.
The World Aquarium tried
unsuccessfully to breed We
with another two-headed
snake last year, and had
planned to try again this sum- _
mer, aquarium spokesman
David Isserman said.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21,2007 I". L....



business@tribunemedia.net Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

Home Centre wins Customs

battle on $738,644 payment

Verdict favouring Freeport Concrete subsidiary may have

major ramifications for Freeport's bonded goods industry

Tribune Business Editor
The Home Centre,
the retail sub-
sidiary of BISX-
listed Freeport
Concrete, has
won its Supreme Court legal
battle over the Customs
Department's demand that it
pay $738,644 in duties on its
inventory, a ruling that could
have widespread ramifications
for the bonded goods regime in

Both Freeport Concrete and
the Customs Department yes-
terdat confirmed that the
Supreme Court had ruled in
the Home Centre's favour,
although neither side had seen
the judgement, which was still
with their respective attorneys.
Ray Simpson, Freeport Con-
crete's chief executive, told
The Tribune: "I had a call from
Gregory Moss [the company's
attorney in the case]. He called
me briefy yesterday to say that
the judgement had been hand-
ed down, and that'everything

was in our favour."
Mr Simpson said he was due
to meet with Mr Moss today
to discuss the ruling, obtain a
copy of the judgement and
assess its wider implications for
the Home Centre's operations.
Mr Moss has been in Nas-
sau for the past two days rep-
resenting Sir Jack Hayward
and Hannes Babak in the legal
battle over Sir Jack's claim to
75 per cent ownership of the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty and Port Group Ltd. Mr
Babak is the chairman and

largest shareholder of Freeport
Concrete, the Home Centre's
parent, with a 43 per cent
Anthony Adderley, deputy
comptroller of customs, also
confirmed to The Tribune that
the Supreme Court verdict had
gone in favour of the Home
Centre, but he was also await-
ing a copy of the judgement to
be passed to him by the Attor-
ney General's Office.
As a result, he was unable
to say whether the Customs
Department would appeal the

Mr Adderley said: "I am
unable to say what we propose
to do because we have not
received a copy of it, and have
not had a chance to review it to
determine if there is going to
be an appeal. I'm told that's
the case [that the Home Cen-
tre won]."
The verdict will remove for
the moment a major concern
for Freeport Concrete share-
holders and capital markets
analysts, as the company had
made no provisions in its

results for the year-ended
August 31, 2006, for paying the
$738,644 in duties that the Cus-
toms Department had been
The company had been
forced to obtain an injunction
against Customs to prevent it
prohibiting or interfering with
the new Home Centre super-
store's opening, and the dis-
play of bonded goods (prod-
ucts that are duty exempt) at

SEI! page 4

Port receivers remain Resort project investment now 'over $200m'

amid Sir Jack Hayward

'selling-up' claims

Tribune Business Editor

SUPREME Court Justice
Anita Allen yesterday
adjourned Sir Jack Hayward's
application to overturn the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) and Port Group
Ltd receivership, and all other
submissions, until his claim to
75 per cent ownership is deter-
mined, amid allegations that
Sir Jack was planning to sell
his stake to Hannes Babak.
Justice Allen is understood
to have adjourned Sir Jack's
receivership application and
all other applications until the
ownership issue is determined,
viewing this as the central issue
in his dispute with the St
George estate.
Among the other applica-
tions also adjourned was an
attempt by the St George
estate to gain an injunction
blocking Sir Jack from selling
his shares to Mr Babak, the
judge declining to grant this
because anyone buying the
. share is, in the current envi-

Allegations that
Sir Jack planning
to sell to Hannes
Bababk and move
to New Zealand

ronment, effectively buying a
Sarah St George, the late
Edward St George's daughter
and a beneficiary of his estate,
alleged that Sir Jack declared
his intention to sell his shares
in Intercontinental Diversified
Corporation (IDC), the com-
pany that owns the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, at a meeting
on Saturday, June 16. Also
present were her brother, Hen-
ry, and Sir Albert Miller, the
GBPA's chief executive.
The meeting had allegedly
been called by Sir Albert to
discuss management issues
relating to the GBPA and its

SEE page 2

Tribune Business Editor
THE principal
investor behind a mul-
ti-million dollar resort
project on the former
Club Med site at Gov- ,
ernor's Harbour,
Eleuthera, is looking
to negotiate a supple-
mental Heads of
Agreement with the
Government after the
proposed investment
increased from $40
million to more than
200 million. He said: U LAUTH
"We have to get this
thing going quickly now."
Eddie Lauth acknowledged that the
three-year wait for construction to begin in
earnest on the prOject, the initial Heads of

Developer: 'We have to get this thing going quickly now',
as real estate sales, bank financing and construction
held up by need for all government approvals

Agreement having been signed with the
former Christie administration in 2004,
had been frustrating for both Eleuthera
residents and himself and the other
investors in the EIC Resorts group.
While property and real estate pre-sales
for the 260-acre French Leave project had
gone well, Mr Lauth said the developers
had not been able to covert these into
"binding" sales and access the bank financ-
ing lined up because they needed all gov-
ernment approvals to be in place first.
Mr Lauth told The Tribune that while
the development's plans submitted,in
August 2006 had been approved by the

Town Planning Committee in March,
there remained "a number of issues to be
resolved", including obtaining the
Bahamas Environment, Science and Tech-
nology Commission's (BEST) final sign-off
on the proposed marina for Governor's
Other matters still pending include the
location and construction of several roads,
which EIC Resorts had agreed to work
on with the former PLP government, and
the signing of a supplemental Heads of

SEE page 9

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Overdue consumer

loans now at $103m

Tribune Business Editor
PAST due consumer credit
and loan accounts stood at
$103.295 million at the end of
the 2007 first quarter, having
increased by more than $20
million or some 15.8 per cent in
one month between February-
March 2007, a development
likely to increase fears that
many Bahamians have loaded
themselves up with an unsus-
tainable debt mountain they
are unable to repay.
The spike in the one month
between February and March
2007, noted in the Central
Bank of the Bahamas' quar-
terly statistical digest, was
unusual and represented a
major increase in comparison
to the monthly growth rates in
past due consumer credit
accounts for 2006.
Between February-March
2007, past due consumer loans
and credit loans that are 90
days or more overdue -
increased by just under 900,
growing from 19,696 to 20,591.
Yet the value of these past
due accounts ballooned from

Past due
accounts spike in
March, jumping
15.8% or more
than $20m in
one month

$89.206 million to $103.295 mil-
lion, an increase of more than
$20 million.
Ross McDonald, Royal
Bank of Canada's Bahamas-
based head of its Caribbean
operations, told The Tribune
he had not seen the Central
Bank data, but said it was like-
ly the increases reflected the
"double digit growth" in con-
sumer credit in the Bahamas
during 2005 and 2006, years
when the Bahamian economy
was rapidly expanding.
He added that it could be
seen as "chickens coming
home to roost", if some lend-
ing institutions had been too

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'selling-up' claims

FROM page 1

affiliates. In response to Sir
Albert asking whether the
GBPA's owners would be able
to consent to certain manage-
ment decisions, Sir Jak alleged-
ly replied that they could not
because of the legal dispute
and the need for the share-
holders to hold further talks.
Ms St George alleged: "Sir
Jack then became emotional
and stated: 'I have had enough.
I decided this morning to sell
my shares to Hannes Babak

and I am moving to New
Zealand.' He then showed us
photographs of a house in New
Zealand which he wished to
"Sir Jack's announcement
came as a shock to the group.
We wondered whether Sir Jack
was joking and I said: 'You can
never tell whether Hack is
being serious or not. He always
keeps a straight face.' Sir Jack
then responded: 'Just look at
my face; I'm not joking."
When Ms St George and Sir
Albert told Sir Jack he would
need government approval for
the sale of his IDC shares, he
allegedly replied: "The Prime

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Sir Albert left the meeting,
and Ms St George alleged that
Sir Jack told her Mr Babak -
who was removed from his
post as GBPA chairman and
playing any role in manage-
ment by the appointment of
receivers would.become the
estate's partner and have a 50
per cent or 75 per cent stake,
depending on the outcome of
the legal dispute.
Sir Jack allegedly kept
repeating that he had "had
enough", making it clear that
he was determined to sell his
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
interests to Mr Bababk despite
the efforts of Ms St George
and her brother to dissuade
An affidavit from Sir Albert
backed up Ms St George's ver-
sion of events, with Sir Jack
producing a photo of his pro-
posed New Zealand home and
saying he had already paid a
deposit on the property.
Sir Albert added that Sir
Jack stated: "The Prime Min-
ister does not have a problem
with Hannes Babak."

Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, Jr. centre, is recognized by Delmaro
Duncombe, President, Toastmasters Club 1600 (left) and Hon.
Branville McCartney, Minister of State for Tourism (right).

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PAGE 28, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007



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Tribune Business
Reporter in Miami at
the Caribbean Hotel
Tourism Conference
B ahamian delegates attending the
Caribbean Hotel Tourism Confer-
ence in Miami for the past two days
were able to engage and share infor-
mation with their regional counterparts on a
variety of levels.
Speaking with Tribune Business at the final
awards dinner, Frank Comito, the Bahamas
Hotel Association's (BHA) executive director
and one of three regional members to sit on
the board, said that this year there were a num-
ber of very beneficial closed meetings to dis-
cuss moving the industry forward.
The US passport initiative, and fallout from
the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI), was a major point of discussion, and
the BHA will be aggressively lobbying for the
same benefits and timelines as the cruise indus-
In addition, The Tribune learnt that the
Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) is explor-
ing an investment foundation that would
attempt to generate $100 million to benefit the
development of the region's resorts.
Mr Comito added that while meetings were
held on this subject, it was still far too early to
discuss the path this would take or whether the
Bahamas would benefit. He said the discussions
are only now just beginning.
Mr Comito added: "The conference has been
an excellent opportunity for networking. We
have been able to discuss at a very strategic
level with the Board of Directors and the
Caribbean Hotel Association and the Caribbean
Tourism Organisatinitrn important issues such
as the passport issue, and how we can better

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advance our position as a region as well as
national associations.
"We have been able to share information on
a variety of levels on programmes and actitives
that will benefit us at the Bahamas level, which
are going throughout the region."
In addition, Mr Comito commented on the
suggestion that national hotel associations be
expanded to include all the allied tourism pro-
"In many ways, even though our name is the
Bahamas Hotel Association, we have more
allied members than we have hotel members.
So, in essence we are a Bahamas Hotel and
Tourism Association by virtue of the member-
ship represententation," he said. "We have well
over 100 allied members in the Bahamas versus
our 80 hotel members, and they are involved in
Small of our meetings ahd r'mny of our task force$
and committees."



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Computer Assisted Audit Techniques Speakers:
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Speakers: USA Secret
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Lorie Broache, Washington DC

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From Sunday, June 10th to Sunday, August 12th, the
National Art Gallery will be open to the public on Sunday
afternoons from 1pm to 5pm.

So, if you are looking for something different to do on a
Sunday afternoon, visit the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas where you can see, think, feel ART!



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Home Centre wins Customs battle

FROM page 1
'retail' the issue at the very
heart of the case.
Under the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement, Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA)
licencees are entitled to import
duty-free into Freeport a
whole range of goods, which
can then be sold on duty free
to other GBPA licencees, pro-
vided the goods are for use in
their businesses.
While Freeport-based
wholesalers sell stock in their
stores and display goods on
their shelves tpo the general
public, a different practice has
often been adopted when oth-
er Port Authority licensees
seek to purchase these prod-
ucts as bonded goods.
The Customs Guide to the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
requires wholesalers to retrieve
products from bonded storage
in their warehouses when they
are purchased by customers
entitled to receive them duty
Yet the Home Centre
planned and is currently
engaged in stocking bonded
inventory on display in the
main store, but on the upper
racks out of reach of ordinary
retail customers. These goods
are then sold duty exempt to
other valid Port Authority
The Customs Department
objected to this arrangement,
saying that because these
bonded goods were .on display
at retail and in view of the pub-
lic, they could no longer be
classified as dutyu-exempt
stock. As a pre-condition for
the Home Centre opening, the
Customs Department demand-
ed the $738,644 duty payment
and allegedly locked up some
of the store's containers, refus-
ing to inspect and clear them
until the issue was resolved.
The Supreme Court ruling
might now open the way for
other Freeport-based whole-
salers, such as Kelly's Freeport,
Bellevue and Dolly Madison,
to bring in their entire inven-
tory as bonded goods, and
stocktlem all for displaying
the store, rather than confining
bonded items to the ware-

house. They also might seek
refunds from Customs on
duties already paid.
If Customs had won the
case, the Home Centre would
still have been able to operate,
but would have warehoused all
bonded goods. This would
effectively have defeated the
store's open-plan design, based
on Home Depot and Lowe's
in the US, and undermine a
business model the company
felt has helped to generate
sales and encourage Bahami-
ans to shop at home.
Many of the contentious
issues surrounding the opera-
tion of Customs and bonded
goods have arisen because the
Customs Guide to the Hawks-
bill Creek Agreement, devel-
oped through consultations
between the Ministry of
Finance, Customs, the Port
Authority and its licensees, has
not been entrenched in statute
law and given legal authority.
As a result, Port Authority
licensees have developed dif-
ferent strategies to comply with
the Guide and the Customs
Department, meaning no uni-
form practices have ever been
established or followed.
The Home Centre verdict is
the latest in a string of court-
room defeats suffered by the
Customs Department in rela-
tion to bonded goods and its
attempts to enforce duties on
businesses and residents in
Freeport, many feeling these
efforts were prompted by the
department's suspicions that
.too much revenue was being
lost as a result of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement.
Most of these defeats came
at the hands of Fred Smith,
attorney and partner at Cal-
lender's & Co. In a presenta-
tion to the Rotary Club of
Freeport last year, he said
GBPA wholesale licensees
should be able to "lawfully dis-
play" duty-exempt goods on
their shelves in a way the Cus-
toms Department cannot
object to.
On the confinement of
bonded goods to warehouses,
Mr Smith said: "This is
because Customs requires,.the
licensees to pay duty on all.
goods displayed for sale in

their stores; it is only goods in
the warehouse that can be sold
duty free.
"This practice, nowhere pro-
vided for in the Customs Man-
agement Act or the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, and
enforced by Customs is oner-
ous for licensees and for their
customers. It means that the
same product needs to be
stored in two different places,
and also means that licensees
who are entitled to purchase
products duty free have to wait
to be supplied with it, rather
than simply being able to pick
the product of the shelf and
pay for it.
"Licensees consider that
their business would be great-
ly improved if they could sim-
ply sell all their products off
the shelf, without having to pay
duty on all products they place
on the shelf for sale."
Mr Smith questioned
"whether Customs' present
practice of requiring licensees
to pay duty on all goods dis-
played for sale on the shelves
in their stores is lawful, or
whether they could successful-
ly be challenged and, if so,
what the is the best form such
a challenge might take".
said the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement allowed importer
licensees to display any items
they wished on their shelves,
including goods imported duty
This was provided these
good were not re-sold to con-
sumers for personal or some
other usage, as opposed to
being purchased by other
licensees for use in their busi-
ness. The latter category of
purchases are duty exempt.
Given that it would be
impractical for licensees to dis-
play duty-exempt and non-
duty exempt goods in separate
areas within their stores, Mr
Smith said there was "nothing
to stop" wholesale licensees
from putting both categories
on the same shelf, "provided
that each of the two categories
were differentiated in some
way perhaps by a different
coloured price tag, or some
., other label indicating whether
the product was duty exempt
or not".









For more information, please contact:

Office Assistant/Training Coordinator
Lignum Technologies Bahamas Ltd.
Email: Candice(-dlignumtech.com
Ph: 393-2164 Fax: 394-4971

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


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


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.


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.

R6sum6s with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

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

Betty K Agencies

is pleased to announce that our Nassau

Office and Warehouse will re-open for

business on Saturdays between the hours

of 8:00 am 12:00 noon effective,

23rd June 2007.

We look forward to serving you and

appreciate your business.

Please contact our customer service

representative for more information

Tel: (242) 322-2142 or 322-2813

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Colina targets health

as benefits rise 24.2%

Tribune Business Editor
C olinalmperial
Insurance Compa-
ny's president yes-
terday said that "in
short order we'll start to get
much better results from our
health insurance operations"
after claims in this area raised
net policyholder benefits by
24.2 per cent in the 2007 first
quarter, although net income
rose by 29.7 per cent.
Unveiling results for the
period to March 31, 2007, Col-
ina Holdings (Bahamas), Col-
inalmperial's BISX-listed par-
ent, said net policyholder ben-
efits as a percentage of net pre-
mium revenues rose to 75 per
cent compared to the 64.3 per
cent ratio for the 2006 com-
parative period.
"That's probably the most
difficult thing to interpret in
an insurance company," Mon-
ty Braithwaite said of the first
quarter health claims. "Who's
going to get sick, when they're
going to get sick and how
much it's going to cost.
"I think in short order we'll
get much better results from
our health operations. The
biggest component of policy-
holder benefits is the health
He added that Colinalmpe-
rial would monitor health
claims trends during the sec-
ond and third quarters to see
how these evolved, but said the
company's hiring of a health

actuary to work on the costs
of healthcare, and possible risk
mitigation through more rein-
surance, would aid the insurer
going forward.
Colinalmperial said it was
continuing to focus on reduc-
ing recurring administrative
expenses, and during the first
quarter had lowered general
and administrative expenses
from $7.1 million in the 2006
first quarter to $6.2 million this
time around.
The ratio of general and
administrative expenses to
gross premium revenues had
also fallen from 19.6 per cent
to 15.9 per cent, helped by an
8.1 per cent or $2.9 million rise
in gross premiums to $38.827
million in the 2007 first quar-
Mr Braithwaite said the this
ratio would not likely be
reduced to where the company
wanted until the end of 2008
and start of fiscal 2009, due to
it employing a number of con-
sultants to convert and consol-
idate its life insurance plat-
forms from three into one.
He added that by the end of
2008, Colinalmperial would be
operating with two platforms,
the consultants having targeted
October 2008 as the deadline
to get the remaining 30,000 for-
mer Global Life and 10,000
former Colina Insurance poli-
cies on to the remaining Inge-
nium platform.
Mr Braithwaite said the effi-
ciencies from the consolidation
would not be realized until

& Colina.
Holdings Bahamas

Dividend Notice
Class "A" Preference Shares

The Board of Directors of Colina Holdings Bahamas
Limited (CHBL) is pleased to announce that a Preference
Share Dividend for the period April 1, 2007 to June 30,
2007 at the annual rate of B$ Prime +2.25% will be
paid to the Class "A" Preference Shareholders of record
of CHBL on the 30th day of June 2007.

Payme"t., w nade through the Company's Registrar


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.
:* Have experienced a Call for working with
Youth; and
4* Desire to see them develop as Christians.


* 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
*o 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

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.

Colinalmperial got one tech-
nology platform, as this would
save on both time and report-
Mr Braithwaite said Coli-
nalmperial was planning to
launch a new annuity product
during the 2007 fourth quar-
ter, but was waiting until its
mortgage portfolio was trans-
ferred to a new technology sys-
tem, as a "robust mortgage
platform" was needed to sup-
port an annuity product.
He added that the $3 million
sale of the former Village
Road property was "95 per
cent" complete, and likely to
close during the current quar-
ter. A $1.9 million deposit has
already been received.
In addition, Colinalmperial
had made $2.6 million in prin-
cipal and interest repayments
on the bank loan it had
advanced to its majority-
owned subsidiary, Goodman's
Bay Development Company.
The payments were recorded
as an inter-company advance
to Goodman's Bay, based on a
Bahamian Prime interest rate
of 7.5 per cent plus 1.75 per
cent margin.
Mr Braithwaite said Coli-
nalmperial had obtained all
necessary government
approvals for it to open an
office in the Turks & Caicos
Islands, and was due to meet
with the government there and
the regulators in the next week
to decide what form the oper-
ation would take.
Colinalmperial was now

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only awaiting confirmation
from a bank that its deposit
had been received. Mr Braith-
waite said the company was
likely to start generating sales
from there in the 2007 third
quarter, and by the following
period would be "completely
Colinalmperial saw net
investment income grow year-
on-year from $5.7 million to
$7.5 million, having invested
$40 million in cash that it
inherited from Imperial Life
in higher return-generating
government registered stock,
giving a gross annualised
return on invested assets of
about 8 per cent.


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Grade 10 & 11 students, give yourself the best advantage by
preparing for the SAT exam and attending the AP classes with
qualified instructors at Queen's College.

Course Cost Start Date Schedule
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CT Scan Techinican

The Corbett Medical Centre of
Treasure Cay, Abaco
is seeking a certified technician to operate x-ray
and cat scan equipment.

The successful applicant should have the necessary
education and experience to gain certification from
the Bahamas Medical Council.

Compensation will be commensurate with the level
of expereince in a similar position.

Please submit a resume covering educational,
employment and salary history to
Corbett Medical Centre,
P.O. Box AB22116, Treasure Cay.
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or fax to 242-365-8287





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.- All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the
S. Palmetto Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement
I l N1 to Savannah Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements
forms a portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site
Encompasses a 2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family
S. room, utility room, pantry, kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office. The entire house is equipped with central
air-conditioning. The upper floor to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and
equipment. There is a pool area at the rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777
sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $513,959.00


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

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

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's Heights, situated in the
Southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The land is on a
grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are
fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the
back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00

L,. .." I

.. ... Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which is Wimpole
St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the
right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.


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

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00


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


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

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"


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








Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates
S. All that lot of land having an area of 4,800 sq ft, being lot No. 6 of the subdivision known and designated as Caroline Estates, the
said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure comprising
of a 3 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,255 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 2-bedrooms, 2-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, with improvements including
-" walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed. Fence post are in place for fencing.

Appraisal: $165,091.50

Travel west on Cowpen Road, pass the stop light at Cowpen and Faith Ave. make the first left after stop light. The subject property is the 5th house left painted Olive
trimmed White.

Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates

".i - !?'.I All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130, of the subdivision known and designated as st. andrews
beach estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. located on the subject
property is a structure comprising of anapproximately 12yr old duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072 sq. ft. of
.. . enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedroom 1-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one 2-
bedrooms, 1-bath, 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; the
yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn
section is not enclosed.

Appraisal: $245,237.00
Traveling east on yamacraw hill road take the third comer right, with sign for st andrews beach estates, then take first left, then first right, the subject property is the 2nd
property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

Lot no. 451, Stapledon Gardens
II g: All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq ft, being lot No. 12 of the subdivision known and designated as stapledon gardens,
l the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure comprising
of a 17 yr old duplex apartment consisting of one 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, hall way, utility, front room, dinning room, and one
two bedrooms one bath, dinning room, utility room, hallway, kitchen, and an upper loft area used as a computer room/office
S _'-r.t area. both units are very spavious and well maintained, the space is approximately 2,500 square feet of enclosed living space.
.- .. unit one consists of 969 square feet and unit two consists of 1,531 square feet and loft of 363 square feet. 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, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shurbs. The
yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $315,500.00

Enter Stapledon Gardens from Bethel Ave. heading South Thompson Ave is the 3rd comer on right, turn right and duplex is the 9th duplex through corner, directly
across from holy spirit administration office.

St No. 302 Yamacraw Beach Estates
S All that lot of land having an area of 6,800 sq ft, being lot no. 302 of the subdivision known and designated as yamacraw
Sg beach estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. The property is located about 400
ft off fox hill rod and on the southern side of Exuma Ave. just opposite Mangrove Avenue. Located on the property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 11 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,628 sq. ft of enclosed living
space with 3 bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, living, utility, dining rooms, and kitchen, driveway, walk way, back patio and double car
garage. the land is on a flat and fairly level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of
-flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. Improvements include grass lawn, flowering and fruit trees, a backyard
swimming pool fencing and front wall.
Appraisal: $262,506.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive and take right onto Fox Hill Road, heading south pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Johnson's barber shop, take 2nd comer left
(Mangrove Ave.) come to 'T' Junction, the subject house is located across the street, painted White trimmed Brown.

Lot No. 1 Claridge Cove Subdivision
'" rW-- All that lot of land having an area of 7,904 sq ft, being lot no. 1 of the subdivision known and designated as Claridge Cove,
_i I -' the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is a single story residence
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen and utility room. The land is on a grade and level; and appears to
be sufficiently elevated, the property is landscaped and has fruit and flowering bearing trees. The property is open to the front
Shas chain linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $173,053.00

Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road then take corner on the left, almost opposite Marigold Farms, before Lumumba Road, the
subject house is located on the right hand side of the road, being the first developed property

*- All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island, and
comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a 35yr
A ?' ^*t H structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is
,: ....,' .consisted of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction all amenities
-.". are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone.

Appraisal: $112,000.00.

The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

Lot No. 2 Emerald Ridge Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 4,782.68 sq ft, being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known and designated as Emerald Ridge Subdivision, a said subdivision situated in
the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christian Academy School, 2nd property right side in the back of commercial
building and bounded on the west by lot No. 3. this property is vacant land and is rectangular in shape and zoned residential single family.

Appraisal: $60,000.00
Property is located of soldier road just opposite Nassau Christian Academy School. in the back of the commercial building.

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Resort project

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FROM page 1

Agreement for the project.
The original agreement had
involved a $40 million project,
and Mr Lauth said in regard
to the potential development's
costs: "At this point, it far
exceeds $200 million in size."
He added: "We anticipate
we will meet with the new gov-
ernment in the next 30 days,
which we're anxiously looking
forward to. We have to get this
thing going quickly now. We
don't have any more time.
"We've had preliminary con-
tact with a Cabinet member,
indicating they're anxious to
meet in the near future, which
is a positive sign.
"We started pre-sales, and
have a lot of deposits, which
was required by the banks.
We've done very well with our

For t; he tories

pre-sales, and pretty much met
of exceeded what we needed
for all the commitments with
the banks.
"We need to convert those
pre-sales into binding sales
before we can start construc-
tion, but cannot do that until
all is in order with the Gov-
Mr Lauth said the plans for
the French Leave resort now
included 17 villas on a 1400
foot beach, some 10 ocean
front estate lots, each 125 feet
in width, some 70 oceanfromnt
condos, and 135 condo hotel
residences. In addition, 32 sin-
gle, detatched cottages would
be located at the Governor's
Harbour marina.
"One of the best projects I
see and would love to emulate
is the Ocean Club," Mr Lauth
said, emphasising that the
French Leave project would
be in keeping with Eleuther-
a's character and those of oth-
er Family Islands, not imposing
too great a burden on infra-
structure or the nearby com-
munity's resources.
Mr Lauth said no building
would be more than two to
three storeys high, with all
properties set back from the
ocean and designed with the
environment and Bahamian
architecture in mind.
Differences over the size and
scope of the French Leave pro-
ject also caused the split
between EIC Resorts and their

proposed operator, the Park
Hyatt chain, which wanted a
much larger development than
Mr Lauth and his colleagues.
On the Governor's Harbour
marina, Mr Lauth said: "They
[the former Government]
asked us to go back to BEST
to write off on it, and to my
knowledge that's the last issue.
We just need to get that
approved. We have a lot of
things to do and a lot to spend
He added that the marina
was pre-existing, having been
left by the former Club Med
resort, so no dredging was
required. Yet Mr Lauth said
the developers needed to
install a $6-$8 million break-
water "so we can have safe
Plans for a second marina
on the Atlantic side of
Eleuthera at Savannah Sound
seem to have been shelved, Mr
Lauth indicating to The Tri-
bune that they had been
"deferred" even though no
objections had been raised in
meetings with the BEST Com-
mission and government engi-
Former Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie had previously
expressed concerns about the
environmental impact such a
marina development might
have on Savannah Sound.
Paul Thompson, former
managing director of the
Lyford Cay Club, will run the
French Leave hotel and resort
operations once it is con-

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

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

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

A Dell Desktop 2400 computer with a
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The winners will be announced during
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White House: Immigration

has a positive effect on

the American economy

c.2007 New York Times
News Service
to influence congressional
debate, the White House
issued a report on Tuesday
saying, "Immigration has a
positive effect on the Ameri-
can economy as a whole and
on the income of native-born
American workers."
But it acknowledged that
some research had found
"small negative effects" on the
wages of the least-skilled
American workers.
The report, prepared by the
president's Council of Eco-
nomic Advisers, says immi-
grants enhance the productiv-
ity of native-born workers and
increase their earnings a sig-
nificant amount, estimated at
$37 billion a year.

In an interview, Edward P.
Lazear, a labor economist who
is the council chairman, gave
the example of a construction
site with many immigrants
working as roofers.
"They might drive down
slightly the wages of roofers in
the United States," Lazear
said. "But as a result of having
this valuable supply of labor
from abroad, other people on
the construction project like
carpenters and electricians are
more productive. They have
better people to work with,
more people to work with. The
cost of doing the job is lower,
and some of that is passed on
to consumers in the form of
lower prices."
The study reinforces Presi-
dent Bush's campaign for a
comprehensive immigration
bill that calls for more border
security, a guest worker pro-

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gram, and a "merit-based sys-
tem" of selecting immigrants
that emphasizes education and
job skills. The bill, pending in
the Senate, would also offer
legal status and work permits
to most of the estimated 12
million illegal immigrants in
the United States.
Many Democrats say the bill
could depress the wages of
American workers. Sen. Byron
L. Dorgan, D-N.D., said the
guest worker program would
"put downward pressure" on
the wages in construction,
manufacturing, and other
The White House is enter-
ing a debate that has been rag-
ing for years.
In one study, George J. Bor-
jas, a professor of economics
at Harvard, found that "by
increasing the supply of labor
between 1980 and 2000 immi-
gration reduced the average
annual earnings of native-born
men by an estimated $1,700,
or about 4 percent."
"Among natives without a
high school education, who
roughly correspond to the
poorest tenth of the work
force," Borjas said, "the esti-
mated impact was even larg-
er, reducing their wages by 7.4
"Over time," Borjas said in
an interview, "the economy
adjusts to the presence of
immigrants. But in the long
run, after all the adjustments,
the wages of low-skill workers
still go down by 4 percent or 5
The White House report is
more consistent with the find-
ings of David Card, a professor
of economics at the University
of California, Berkeley, who
said in an interview, "The
overall effect of immigration

on the average wages of <
natives is slightly positive."
In their report, the White *
House economists said: "The '
difficulties faced by high school
dropouts are a serious policy
But the economists added:
"Immigration is not a central
cause of those difficulties, nor -
is reducing immigration a well-
targeted way to help these low-
wage natives." o
On another volatile ques-
tion, the White House said
immigrants and their children
tended to have "a slightly pos-
itive fiscal impact" because, in
the long run, they pay more in 1
taxes than they consume in
The White House study
acknowledged that "the posi-
tive fiscal impact tends to -
accrue at the federal level,
while net costs tend to be con-
centrated at the state and local
level," where education and
health.care are provided.
Immigrants sometimes corn-'
pete with native-born workers.
But, the White House said,
"Immigrants tend to comple-
ment not substitute for -
natives" in the workplace.
Over all, foreign-born work-
ers make up 15.3 percent of
the civilian labor force and )
account for half the growth in !
the labor force in the last 10 '
years. They differ in significant
ways from native-born work- '
"In contrast to their 15 per- '
cent share in the total labor '
force," Lazear said, "foreign-
born workers accounted for
much higher proportions of
workers without high school
degrees and of those with
Ph.D. degrees, especially for -
those working in scientific


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NOTICE is hereby given that MAURO ENRIQUE ,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible ,
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should k
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement 'i
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21st day '
of June, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
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Senate group backs $28bn

renewable energy tax break

c.2007 New York
Times News Service
Senate Finance Committee
approved $28 billion in tax
breaks on Tuesday to under-
write renewable fuels and
"clean coal" technology, all at
the expense of the oil indus-
The coal industry would
reap substantial benefits from
the committee package, which
is to be attached to a broader
energy bill being debated on
the Senate floor:
But the industry suffered an
unexpected defeat when the
full Senate rejected two mea-
sures in the overall energy bill
aimed at vastly expanding the
production of diesel fuel made
from coal.
Senate leaders plan to attach
the tax package to a broader
energy bill, which they hope
the full Senate will approve by
the end of this week. But the
mixed signals made it hard to
say what shape the package
will take in the end.
In a separate vote that could
lead to a veto fight with Presi-
dent Bush, the Senate voted
70-23 to add a provision that
would allow the United States
to sue oil-producing nations
for price-fixing and other vio-
lations of antitrust law.
The White House warned
last week that the provision,
nicknamed the NOPEC clause,
would damage American busi-
ness interests abroad by invit-
ing retaliatory action by other
governments. It said Bush's
advisers would urge him to
veto any bill with such a pro-
Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.,
the chairman of the Senate
Energy Cominittee, also
opposed the NOPEC provision
as,a,"fe.e!,good" vote that

would "undoubtedly be popu-
lar but would also be unwise."
The Senate floor votes on
coal cheered environmental
groups, which have argued that
production of heat-trapping
gases linked to global warm-
ing would be at least as great
from coal-based liquids as from
The tax package would pro-
vide $10 billion in additional
breaks for companies that pro-
duce electricity from renew-
able energy sources like wind
and solar power and methane
from landfills.
It would also underwrite tax-
free bonds for plants that pro-
duce electricity with renewable
fuels, offer new incentives for
transmission lines for wind and
solar power and extend tax
breaks for ethanol and other
gasoline substitutes.
Oil companies immediately
attacked the measure as short-
sighted, saying that reducing
tax benefits for oil producers
and refiners would reduce
investment in domestic pro-
But oil industry lobbyists
have stopped short of engaging
in a full campaign to kill the
"While promoting alterna-
tive energy sources is a wor-
thy goal, doing so by imposing
new taxes on the U.S. oil and
natural gas industry would
actually work against ensuring
reliable and stable energy sup-
plies for American con-
sumers," the American Petro-
leum Institute said after the
Democrats from coal states
had proposed offering up to
$10 billion in loans for compa-
nies that build coal-to-liquid-
fuel plants, provided the com-
panies captured and stored at

least 75 percent of the carbon
dioxide produced in making
the fuel.
Republicans had pushed a
much stronger bill that would
have required fuel producers
to generate 6 billion gallons a
year of coal-based fuels by
Democrats voted almost uni-
formly against the Republican
bill and it was defeated by a
vote of 55-39.
But by an even bigger bipar-
tisan majority, 61-33, the Sen-
ate then rejected the Democ-
ratic bill on coal.
The opposition to that bill
came almost equally from
Republicans who were peev-
ed at having their own bill
rejected and from Democrats
who opposed subsidies for
coal-based fuels because of the
possible impacts on global
As Senate Democrats rush
to complete an energy bill
' before the end of this week,
lawmakers who place top pri-
ority on promoting renewable
fuels had been trying to put
together compromises with
coal-state lawmakers to pre-
vent the broader bill from
being blocked by filibuster.
Bingaman was blocked by
the threat of a filibuster last
week from holding a vote on a
provision that would have
required electric utilities to
generate 15 percent of their
power from renewable fuels by
Democratic leaders are also
struggling to preserve a provi-
sion that would increase aver-
age fuel economy standards in
cars and trucks. Automobile
manufacturers, saying that the
proposed energy bill would
cost them billions of dollars
and could jeopardize the abili-
ty of some companies to sur-
vive, are fighting hard for a
much weaker measure.


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and portfolios of Trusts, Companies, Estates, Family Offices and other
related financial structures to achieve the client's requirements and ob-
jectives while safeguarding the related assets and professional reputation
of the company within the required legal, financial and other parameters.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and

0 10+ years trust experience with sound knowledge of fiduciary
products and services

0 Relevant degree level education in business, law or accounting

0 STEP designation or equivalent professional qualification

0 Computer proficiency in relevant software programs (Windows,
Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

0 Exceptional sales, advisory and inter-personal skills

0 Fluent in Spanish and proficient working knowledge of Portuguese

Please send all resumes to the attention of:
Human Resource Manager
Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-7768
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 325-0524
E-mail: hrmanager@ansbacher.bs

Deadline for all applications by hand, fax or email is June 27, 2007







authorities drop


Globe Staff
c. 2007 The Boston Globe

Justice Department has opt-
ed out of at least 10 whistle-
blower lawsuits alleging fraud
and corruption in govern-
ment reconstruction and
security contracts in Iraq, and
has spent years investigating
additional fraud cases but has
yet to try to recover any

A congressional subcom-
mittee heard testimony on
the matter Tuesday, as law-
makers sought to determine
why the federal government
has not done more to recover
tens of millions of dollars that
allegedly have been misused
or misspent in Iraq.
"I would expect, given the
talent that the Justice
Department has available to
it, ... that they could have
done more," Representative
William D. Delahunt, Demo-

Consolidated Interim Financial Statements of

Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited
Three Months Ended March 31, 2007

Holdings Bahamas

Message from the Chairman

Dear Shareholders,

We are pleased to report the results of Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited (the Company) for
the three months ended March 311, 2007.

On a consolidated basis, net income attributable to the Company's Ordinary Shareholders for
the period January 1, 2007 to March 31,2007 was $1.8 million or $0.07 per share, compared to
net income of $1.4 million or $0.06 per share for the same period in the prior year.

First quarter gross premium revenues have increased by 8.1 % by $2.9 million. Net investment
income for the first quarter totaled $7.5 million compared to $5.7 million in the prior year
representing an annualized gross return on invested assets of approximately 8%. Due largely to
increasing health claim costs, net policyholders' benefits for the first quarter have increased to
$26.6 million representing 75.0% of net premium revenues', c'fipxred to 643% ofnet premiuni
revenues for the same period in 2006.

For the quarter ended March 31,2007 the Company has continued its focus on the reduction of
recurring administration .expenses and has improved its expense ratio. By the end of the first
quarter, general and administrative expenses totalling $6.2 million has decreased to 15.9% of
gross premium revenues compared to 19.6% or $7.1 million for the same period in the prior

Additionally, the Company's financial position remains strong as total assets at March 31, 2007
increased to $462.3 million, an increase of $7.7 million compared to December 31,2006.
Invested assets totalling $373.2 million represent 80.7% of total assets at March 31, 2007.

Total Ordinary Shareholders' equity has increased to $52.9 million at March 31,2007 compared
to $50.4 million at December 31, 2006. The increase in equity is due largely to unrealized gains
within the revaluation reserve on invested assets classified as available for sale securities as well
as the increase in equity due to earnings retained.

These first quarter results from your Company are a positive indication of its successful
movement forward towards achieving the financial goals for 2007. We thank you for your
support as we continue to work diligently towards ensuring the performance that you expect
from the leading insurance company in The Bahamas.

Terence Hilts

A complete copy of this report cm be obtained by contacting our Corporale Commniucation
Officer at our Corporae Officesat 308 Bay L2 Floor, Narsw, The Balnar
by phone (242) 396-2111 or by e-mail atinaicialt (Colialmperial.com

Unaudited Consolidated Interim Balance Sheet

As of March 31, 2007 with compaave igues as f December 31.2006
(Expressed in Bainmiandonrs)

crat of Quincy, said at the
hearing. "I have the uneasy
feeling like we're missing
something here, a potential
substantial recovery."
The government's reluc-
tance to join in any of the civ-
il suits has sparked allega-
tions of political interference.
One witness, Alan
Grayson, a lawyer who repre-
sents several whistle-blowers,
told the House subcommittee
on Crime, Terrorism, and
Homeland Security that the

Justice Department has been
stonewalling and dragging its
feet in investigating the whis-
tle-blowers' claims of fraud.
"In our fifth year in the war
in Iraq, the Bush administra-
tion has not litigated a single
case against any war profiteer
under the False Claims Act,"
Grayson said.
Tens of millions of dollars -
and perhaps far more -
allegedly have gone into the
pockets of contractors who
overbilled for services, paid

Unaudited Conolated Interim hcomeStaem nt

For the three moth ended Marh 31,2007
with coparate res forth three months ned March 31,1006
(Expresd 9iMn Bi n doars )i

2w07 2006

Raeium n

Las: Rtifturanccpreium
Nt im~mant seme

tefits ad epesmS:
NMicyhd 'banmiti
Lens Raaninsuraw vries
YetpAha)oldmn' adia
C(Ihages Aprovio futwfepoliy ablitsa
Gaml aW admle ttatismins

tnim umand (ile twr lua tpse

Totalbaefts an ad
Net oicme fw r the) yr
Nd in atribtabkl to:
Orinay5hardvlIde ofAleCminypay

Net icefoer the year

Baikmtinch per Are

$ 3,S26731


,l117,10 23,19,21
2,499,085 1......760


$ 1,91230

$ 1,801,992
S .! .............. 92



$ 1,474,16

$ 1,395,324

S 1,474.. 64

s 0.07 S 0S06

Undiwed Cosolated Stinesu stClaBto s iwSirshoM ui' Equity
For the three n ended Mch 31. 2007
withcomartive Igures for the three months ended March 31, 200
(Expressed in Bahaniandollars)


hi TmlM SU bl~ u I~mted aiftn Tw

S Wl4 l S 3 1 0rS WO $ S 1 MIM .IMA 1 4:4.).

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I kt s u $ IM 13 13 INs $ R.W s33

* MIA. (i.

2007 206 thiwfle, o1-I L A XI IU O $ l TRs1 1UM

Tram deposits
Ibusmauiwi in
MmPigge land em rial loans
Policy tans
hvwit itproparty
Total inm ted assa s
Cash and darnd balaners
Rcivabklis and dlar assets
Property and MequpmAt
Olhr inltangible uds
Total aaets
Provision for future policy bkfbs
Policy &divid s on deposit
Total police yliahilitia
Bank loan
OtlA r lhiliti.s
totall liabilities
ordinary shara
Share premium
Rvalualimon mave
Rtained eamines
SAotal rdinar' shardold'c equity'
Preftc slharcs
Miniorits iinlcst
Total equily
Total liabiliie and equity

S 16,961.,375
S 462,317,955

S 274.932.733

S 462,317,055

S 15,643,270
74177 IV'
S 45M,607,213

S 271,019,932
62,7% 129

:S 454,607.213

Selected Explanatory Notes to the Unanilted Consolidated Fiancial Statements

For dhe period ended March 31, 2007
(Expressedn i Bahamian dollars) __

1. General Information
Colina Holdings Balnas limited ("the Company) was incorporated under the laws of the
Commonwealth of The Bahanas on July 6, 1993.
The Company act principal as the holding company of Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd.
('Colinalmperial'), formerly Colina Insurance Company Limited, a whollyowned ife and health
insurer incorporated and registered to operate as a life and health insurer in The Bahamas, The
Caynon Islands and he United Sates of Ameria. Colamperia adopted i present name on
June 9, 2005.
The ordinary shares of the Company are listed on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange.
At March 31. 2007, approximately 63.1% of the Company's issued ordinary shares were owned by
AF. Holdings Ltd, and 36.9% by the Bahamian public
The registered office of the Company is located at St Andrew's Cou Frederick Street Steps,
P.O. Box N-4805. Nassau. The Bahamas and its principal place of business is located at 308 East
Bay Street P.O. Box N-3013, Nassau, the Bahamas.

2. Significant Accounting Policies
The signifcant accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the preparation of
these interim consolidated financial statements are the same as those followed in the preparation
of the annual consoldated financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31,
2006. The annual consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and under the historical cost convention, as modified by
the revaluation of certain financial assets and liabilities and invesonnt property that are required
to be remeasured at estimated fair value.

bribes, and received kick-
backs. Under the federal
False Claims Act of 1863,
employees who say they wit-
nessed such corruption can
sue their employers for
defrauding the US govern-
ment and reap a percentage
of any money that's recov-
The federal government
normally investigates such
cases to determine whether
to participate in the suit and
bring its investigative and
legal resources to bear
against the accused company.
But if the government
declines, whistle-blowers
often face an uphill battle in
court and often decide to
drop the matter which has "
happened in at least three of
the Iraq whistle-blower cases.
"The ((presiding)) judge
asks himself, 'If the Justice
Department doesn't care
about this case, why should
I?"' Grayson said.
The government has relied
on private contractors in
Iraq, issuing contracts for
everything from meals for
troops to armed security for
visiting government officials.
Since the 2003 invasion, con-
tractors have come under
increasing scrutiny due to
allegations of millions, if not
billions, of taxpayer dollars
that are unaccounted for.
Historically, the False
Claims Act has served as an
important tool in recovering
money defrauded from the
federal government. Last
year, it was used to return
more than $3 billion in
domestic cases, but has
recovered only about $6.1
million from Iraq since the
war began.
Those recoveries, however,
were the result of settlements
between the Justice Depart-
ment and two contractors -
not civil lawsuits or prosecu-
tions. EGL Inc., based in
Houston, agreed to pay a $4.3
million settlement after being
accused of padding invoices
on military cargo shipments,
while Force Protection Indus-
try, based in South Carolina,
paid $1.8 million after
allegedly withholding pay-
ments meant to speed the
delivery of armored vehicles
in Iraq.
At Tuesday's hearing,
Deputy Assistant Attorney
General Barry Sabin of the
Justice Department's crimi-
nal division, said the depart-
ment has done its best to
investigate the cases, but has
not been able to collect
enough evidence in Iraq to

prove the whistle-blowers'
claims. "The difficulty of
locating witnesses in an
active combat zone cannot be.
overstated," he told the com-
Sabin said that the Justice
Department is using other
means to root out corruption *
in Iraq, and pointed to the
criminal prosecutions of 25
individuals accused of fraud
who were also ordered to pay
hundreds of thousands of
dollars in restitution.
Yet others wonder why the'
government has not been
more aggressive in filing civil
suits against allegedly corrupt'-
companies. '.
"Basically, they have done
nothing, and it is hard to
explain what is going on
there, other than direct
orders from the very top of
government," said Patrick
Burns, director of communi-
cations for Taxpayers
Against Fraud, a center that
advises whistle-blowers on
filing suits to recover govern-
ment funds. "It can no longer *
be explained by incompe-
tence alone."
If companies are merely
asked to pay settlements
when they are caught stealing
or overbilling, Burns said,
"that isn't much of an incen- -
tive not to steal. At this
point, there is nothing more
profitable than fraud."
Besides the two cases that '
were settled for $6.1 million,
the Justice Department has
declined to join in 10 other '
cases. One was against Custer'
Battles a politically connect-
ed military contractor in Iraq *
that was accused of supplying
the military with trucks that -
didn't work and overcharging
the US government by as
much as $50 million. When
the government chose not to
participate, the whistle-blow-
er went on with the suit any- .
way, and a federal jury
ordered Custer Battles to pay4
$10 million in damages.
That judgment, however,
was overturned. The case is
currently on appeal.
A second, new whistle-
blower lawsuit alleges that ,
the company was renamed
and sold to former acting
Navy secretary Hansford T.
Johnson and former acting *
Navy undersecretary Douglal
Combs. It is unclear if it is
still doing business.
In April, the Justice
Department opted out of a
lawsuit against heavyweight
military contractor Kellogg '
Brown & Root and three of '
its subcontractors. The law- ',
suit, launched by a former ,
supervisor in Iraq, alleged
that the company billed the
government for almost 10,00(0
meals per day that were nev-
er served, adding up to more .
than $10 million in excess
The whistle-blower in that
case, Barrington T. Godfrey,
alleges that he was forced out,
of his job after he tried to
stop the overbilling.
His case, filed in 2005, had
been kept secret for two
years while the government
investigated it. Under the
False Claims Act, cases
remain secret until the Justice,
Department decides whether'
or not to join them.



(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was 1 lth
day of June, 2007.


I,- ,.2 - .. ., -


* ix

* tS'18


United States

to ease into

passport rules

Associated Press Writer
The Bush administration plans
to announce that it will ease
into but not abandon -
tougher passport rules planned
for US border crossings next
year, according to congres-
sional aides briefed on the mat-
The Homeland Security
Department, responding to a
torrent of complaints about
delays in passport applications
that have hampered summer
travel plans, will alter its
requirements for Americans at
land and sea crossings begin-
ning in January.
The rule would affect U.S.
citizens traveling to Canada,
Mexico, the Caribbean and
Under a post-Sept. 11 secu-
rity law passed by Congress,
U.S. citizens are required to
show passports at such land
and sea crossings beginning in
2008, but homeland security
officials privately told legisla-
tive staffers late Tuesday that
the rule will, at least at the
beginning, require proof of cit-
izenship meaning a passport
or a birth certificate would suf-
That requirement could last
until spring, according to those
familiar with the plan.
Congressional aides briefed
on the matter spoke on condi-

tion of anonymity because the
plan will not be made public
until Wednesday.
The new rule will also end a
little-known practice of "oral
declarations" instances in
which a person crossing the
border, can make a statement
declaring his or her citizenship
without providing any docu-
mentation, aides said.
At a Senate hearing Tues-
day, lawmakers peppered
Maura Harty, assistant secre-
tary of state for consular
affairs, about the passport
rules. Harty pledged the gov-
ernment's plan for land and
sea crossings "will be very flex-
ible," but shb did not elabo-
Senators remained skeptical,
citing the backlog in passport
"This is just another example
of ineptness that absolutely
destroys Americans' includ-
ing mine confidence in the
federal government doing any-
thing right and competent,"
said Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
As recently as last week,
homeland security officials
insisted they were not backing
off the January deadline, but
they have been under intense
pressure since a similar pass-
port requirement begun five
months ago for air travel to
Canada, Mexico, the
Caribbean and Bermuda -
caused major headaches.
The new air travel rule

caused a flood of passport
applications, leading to a back-
log at the State Department
processing centers that post-
poned or ruined the summer
travel plans of thousands of
Complaints from the public
and from Congress about those
delays forced the Bush admin-
istration to suspend the air
travel passport requirement.
Officials announced earlier
this month that those flying to
Canada, Mexico, the
Caribbean and Bermuda may
now do so until September
with an identification card like
a driver's license and a printout
from a State Department Web
site showing they have applied
and are still waiting for a U.S.
At the hearing of a Senate
Foreign Relations subcommit-
tee, lawmakers peppered Har-
ty with questions about how
they plan to solve the passport
"We want to know who's
accountable and why this mess
has happened," said Sen. Bill
Nelson, D-Fla., who chaired
the hearing.
Harty said the delay came
from a miscalculation on the
size of the surge in passport
demand and partly blamed
Hurricane Katrina, which
reduced the capacity of the
passport office in New Orleans.
"I take responsibility for it,"
Harty said.

p Ii


A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited for one (1)

Qualifications and Pre-requisites:

Must possess excellent shorthand skills
Minimum of five (5) years secretarial or administrative experience
Associates Degree in Secretarial Science, Business Administration or related
Good command of English language (verbal and written)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programmes
Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Ability to work without direct supervision and under pressure
Confidential and flexible


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality
secretarial and professional client services, including handling the telephones
and office correspondence; arranging and coordinating travel, meetings and
appointments; preparing itineraries and agendas; following up on outstanding
matters; handling and processing invoices for payment; faxing; organizing,
updating records and maintaining the filing system.

Resumes with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before July 6,2007

Job Vacancy

Chief Internal Auditor

Position Summary:

Plan and execute audits in accordance with accepted professional standards to
determine compliance with company policies and procedures and adherence to
applicable laws and regulations.

Primay Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop detailed audit plans and programmes

Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls

Execute detailed audit procedures including reviewing transactions,
documents, financial records, policies and operating procedures and
prepare work papers documenting the audit procedures performed

Evaluate strategies and develop recommendations

Prepare comprehensive written reports

Undertake follow-up to determine adequacy of corrective actions

Provide assistance to external auditors as requested.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and professional
certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, CFA)

Strong oral and written communication skills

Excellent computer skills

Five (5) years experience in a managerial position

Interested persons should provide copy(ies) of their degrees) and transcripts)

The Human Resources Manager

c/o DA Number 19301
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline: Wednesday, June 27, 2007




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Notice is hereby given that the Twenty-seventh
(27th) Annual General Meeting of THE
CREDIT UNION LIMITED will be held at
The British Colonial Hilton Hotel, West Bay
Street, on Friday, June 22, 2007 commencing
at 6:30pm for the following purposes:

To receive the report of The
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consumer loans

now at $103m

FROM page 1

aggressive in their lending and
Bahamian consumers too
aggressive in their borrowing,
taking in debt burdens that
prove unsustainable.
Mr McDonald said another
factor might be the "slowdown
in the economy", with the drop
in tourist arrivals reducing
work weeks and gratuities for
employees in the hotel sector,
in turn leading to a drop in
take-home income and leav-
ing them unable to service
their debt obligations.
"There's a direct correlation
between consumer debt and
what is happening in the gen-
eral economy, and a correla-
tion with the tourism num-
bers," Mr McDonald added.


"We're seeing a slowdown
in the economy, and when you
add that into the mix, while it
may not explain all of it, you've
got to account for it."
Mr McDonald added that
while the quality of Royal
Bank's Bahamian consumer
loan portfolio was "fine", he
said "we're going to keep an

eye on it".
Along with the increase in
past due consumer loans and
credit, the Central Bank sta-
tistics also showed a slowdown
in the number of new residen-
tial mortgages disbursed by
Bahamas-based lending insti-


Some 460 residential mort-
gages were disbursed in the
2007 first quarter, compared
to 676 in the comparative peri-
od for 2006 a decline of more
than 200 or 32 per cent.
The 2006 first quarter and
2005 fourth quarter appear to
have represented the peak in
terms of number of new mort-
gages issued, the numbers hav-
ing declined steadily through
2006 and into this year.
Mr McDonald said: "I think
we had a huge mortgage
growth in the last two years,
and can't keep growing at that
pace, so you're seeing a nor-
mal slowdown."
T. B. Donaldson, Common-
wealth Bank's chairman, told
The Tribune that while he had
not seen the Central Bank fig-
ures either, there had been no
deterioration in the quality of

the bank's consumer loan port-
folio and "this has not jumped
out at us at all".
He added that there were
many explanations for why
Bahamians became delinquent
in not paying back their loans,
including losing their jobs and
becoming over-extended and
taking on too much debt.
Mr Donaldson said banks
largely stuck to debt-service
ratios to ensure customers
would not have difficulty in
making repayments.


But he indicated that the
March spike in the value of
past due consumer credit was
unusual, as this usually hap-
pened in the June-August peri-


od when people borrowed to -
finance vacations.


The Commonwealth Bank
chairman said that while the
bank's mortgage portfolio
accounted for a relatively small
proportion of its total loan,-.
book compared to other banks,
he had told shareholders at the
annual general meeting that it
was continuing to grow "quite
significantly" as the bank,
sought diversification.
Mr Donaldson said the
banks and the commercial
banking system had overcome
the liquidity crunch at the end
of 2006 and beginning of this
year. which had caused "some .
hiccups in the economy".


Equity Side

IN THE MATTER OF a piece parcel or lot of land
containing by admeasuremnents 605.142 acies andsituate
approximately 1.75 miles South of Salt Pond settlement in
the vicinity of Crossing Bluflfin the Islalld of LIong islaIsld the

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition ofi Lestci C' Knowles
Carrie A. Knowles. Chnstophel .I. Knowles andi T1 iinotl\ (

IN THE MATITER OF the Quietlhg Tl'tlcs Act l')o5


The Petitioners in this matter claim to be the towneis 1t Iee simple
possession of the tract of land hI reiniibelirc desci licd :id Iil lhi Illitoic .
have made an application to the Supreme Court of the C'ommii n,Cieallth
of the Bahamas tinder Section 3 oif the QuiCti I iles A\c. I')') i tI hi\ 'C
their title to the said land investigated :and the nature and cxiLcnl lhcicld
determined and declared in the Certificate o0f'ille mianlcd i.\ Ithc 'Cioi t iII
accordance with the provisions of the said Act

Copies of the Plan may be inspected dit 1ULg lni0nlal olLio:. hollis at

(1) The Registry of the Supreiic Couit
(2) 'rile Administrator's Oflice at Cl:uenccce Iwii I im Islmnd
(3) Tlie Chambers of the undeIrsgned

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any poison having dcIwe o \v li ht to
dower or an adverse claim or a clatni not recognil/ed in IhI I'etitlioi shall
before the 6'" day of Jul\ A D. 2007 fionm the publicationi of lthls notice
inclusive of the dav of such pubhcation file Notice in lthe Supicmc Court
in the City of Nassau in the Island of New Piov idenicc ;lices:iiu and s;el \c
on the Petitioners or the undersigned a statement o'l his or liet claIIIr iIll the
prescribed form verified by anAtlidaxit to he liled therewith IhI lie ailiie oi
any such person to file and serve a staltein llt of1 liis ( lc I'ct laini \\illtii lie
time fixed by the Notice alcisald rsall nlet'ci:i :i ;, i I I, i I '1111

Dated this 30'1 day ol'Ma\ A ). 2007

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Cost: $180.OOAVeek
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your spot. The camp only has 20 spots per week
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C F A L-
Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX CLOSE 1.801 45 1 CHG 00.00 / %CHG 00 00 / YTD 125 26 / YTD % 07.47
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Securit re ..-c.u ,L:.:- T.:.a.,o I -:-_e r. .-Je L'3 .1, ...I EPF'. EDI. t F' "i*' '
1.85 0.54 Abaco Markets 1.18 1.18 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.59 0.00 1.548 0.400 7.5 3.45%
9.41 7.23 Bank of Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 0.737 0.260 12.8 2.77%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.013 0.020 N/M 2.35%
3.20 1.30 Bahamas Waste 3.20 3.20 0.00 0.243 0.060 13.2 1.88%
1.49 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.42 1.42 0.00 0.064 0.020 22.2 1.41%
10.73 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.73 10.73 0.00 0.949 0.240 11.3 2.24%
2.21 1.80 Colina Holdings 2.21 2.21 0.00 0.245 0.080 9.0 3.62%
14.63 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14.63 14.63 0.00 1.152 0.680 12.7 4.65%
5.72 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.42 5.49 0.07 0.112 0.049 48.6 0.90%
2.76 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.40 2.40 0.00 0.281 0.000 8.5 0.00%
6.30 5.54 Famguard 6.30 6.30 0.00 0.694 0.240 9.1 3.81%
12.61 11.50 Finco 12.61 12.61 0.00 0.787 0.570 16.0 4.52%
14.70 12.43 FirstCaribbean 14.50 14.50 0.00 500 0.977 0.500 14.8 3.45%
17.50 11.00 Focol 17.50 17.50 0.00 1.657 0.520 11.1 2.97%
1.05 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.54 0.54 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.532 0.200 13.6 2.76%
9.50 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.868 0.570 10.9 6.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securftles
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.234 1.185 12.6 8.12%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.20 0.034 0.000 26.2 0.00%
ColIrfa Over-The-Counter securlUes
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3437 1.2933 Colina Money Market Fund 1.343743"
3.2018 2.9038 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.2018***
2.6819 2.3915 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.681688**
1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286**.*
11.5519 11.0199 Fidelity Prime Incomne Fund 11.5519*****
FINDEX: CLOSE 807.35 I YTD 08.79% / 2006 34.47%
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX -19 '- 1: ,:, = ...... .. T t r : r 1: ..-,r 1.1 ..-. 1.1j .. :: =- .:- .r ,
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask S Selling price of Colina and fidelity "-15 June 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prior week 30 April 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mlhs
Daliy Vol Number of total tshnrns traded today NAV Net Asset Value **" 31 May 2007
DIV S Dividends per share paid in the last 12 nionths N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 **.* 30 April 2007
.*** 31 May 2007
TO TRADE CALL COLINA 2-12-502-7010 / FIDELITY 242-356-7784 / FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503




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Celebrating extraordinary people. Enriching our communities.

The FirstCaribbean family is aware that to
nurture our societies, we must proudly honour
our Unsung Heroes, the extraordinary people
who quietly make a difference and enrich our
communities. We must support their causes to
which they selflessly devote their lives, and
acknowledge the sacrifices they have made to
make our communities and countries better.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2007
FirstCaribbean Unsung Heroes. Let's recognize
the Unsung Heroes among us and help give
their causes the recognition they deserve.

Send us your nomination describing their work
and the impact it has had on your community.

Nomination forms are available at FirstCaribbean
branches and on our website at

Nomination forms should be addressed to:

FirstCaribbean Unsung Heroes
C/o Local Coordinator
Managing Director's Office
Head Office
3rd Floor, Corporate Banking Centre
FirstCaribbean International Bank
Rendezvous, Christ Church

Nominations must be received by July 28, 2007
and may be posted to the address above or
delivered to a FirstCaribbean branch near you.


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St, Vincent & the Grenadines "'2006 HERO
Care of the Youth and Elderly
jestina Charles has worn many hats in her
lifetime theologian, teacher, counsellor,
seamstress, homemaker and foster mother, in
more than 50 years of helping people. She is
renowned for her assistance to the elderly and
for administering feeding programmes for
over 30 years and has taught for many years
at various primary schools in St. Vincent,

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St, Lucia 2006 Regional Runner-up
Extensive Work with the Youth and
Laura Collymore is a retired school teacher,
mentor, counsellor, caregiver, town clerk and
humanitarian who has been actively serving
the fishing village of Laborie and its environs
for the past 30 years. She is a founding
member of Club 60, a group devoted to
engaging the elderly In activities.

The Bahamas. 2006 Regional Runner-Up
Care and Support of the Hearing
For the past 15 ye rs, Marvin Finlayson has
devoted his life to reaching out. ti the
hearing impaired. At the tender age of six,
he took ill with meningitis, which eft him
deaf. He became the first deaf person to
graduate from the College of The Bahamas.
Marvin is one of the founding members of
The Bahamas Deaf Sports Association.

jama.ca 2006 Regional Commendation
Community I social Worker
Fabian Mitchell, 34, is living testimony that
hope is alive and well with the youth in our
region. He established the Cross Roads
Foundation, has worked voluntarily in the
inner-city communities of Kingston, and also
started a remedial programme for street boys
in the Jones Town community that became a ,
model for a similar programme in another
area in the city. :

GUIDELINES Nominees must:

* Be an individual or group, dedicated beyond the
ordinary towards social improvement
* Be willing to have their cause profiled in the local
and regional media
* Be a regionally focused person or team
* Not have a high media profile
* Be a Caribbean citizen/resident for at least five years
* Be apolitical
* Not seek to directly promote any religious movement



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Card of Thanks For The Late

Ornan Azariah Pratt
We the family of the late, Reverend Dr. O.A. Pratt wish to
express our heartfelt sincere appreciation and gratitude,
for the numerous acts of love and kindness bestowed to-
ward us in the home going of our beloved.

Thank you, for all of the support shown, whether, it was
through expressions of sympathy, acts of condolences, or
various courtesies, which were extended during our time
of bereavement.

Your prayers, visits, gifts and calls of concern; have been
a source of comfort and solace to us all. For all that you
have done to console our hearts, we sincerely thank you.

May the very God of Heaven richly bless and sustain all
of you.

The Family.


Bishop Michael C. Symonette and RevHilda Symonette
& family, Pastors, officers and members of the St. John's
Native Baptist Society of Churches and the entire mem-
,bership of the St. John's Native Baptist Cathedral. Rev. &
:7Mrs. Lloyd Smith and the MtHoreb Baptist family. Rev.
Prince Hepburn & family, Rev. Dr. William Thompson.
tators, .0 cers and members of the National Baptist
AMt a.~ry & Educational Convention, Christ the King
(Fleeport), Captain Henry Curry, .Mlinister Don King,
Bishop and Mrs. Neil Ellis and the .Mi. Tabor Full Gospel
Baptist family. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Stewart, Rev.
& Mrs. TG. Morrison, Rev. Garnett Rolle & the Back to
the Island singers, Rev. Dr. Lavinia Stuart and family,
Rev. Bishop Delton Fernander and New Destiny Family,

In Loving Memorm Of


Born Sept-emkr l+tb, I,--
Died. Jlne 2-lst. Z100
You have fought the good fight,
You have kept the faith, and finished the course
Henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of
which the Lord shall give you that day.
-It has been one year since you've been gone,
Oh how we miss you!
We comfort ourselves in the words you've
always said to us,
"If you prove faithful we will meet again."
You were our tower of strength;
When our way was dark and all hope was gone
You were the one who kept the faith and trusted
in God.
Your spirit of generosity was evident among all
those around you
Your genuine love and concern for others was
seen daily in your giving and concern for those
in need.
We thank you for the wonderful years we have
shared with you.
We always love you and cherish the loving
We will encourage ourselves in the words you
have always said to us:
"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his
might. We will meet you in the morning by the
bright riverside."

Your wife Sybil, children, grandchildren, great
gand children, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law,
brothers-in-law and the Full Gospel Church


Cebar qCrest funeral ome
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.R, Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


a resident of Infant View Road
will be held at 11:00 a.m
Saturday, 23rd June, 2007
Bethel Baptist Church
Meeting Street. Officiating
will be Rev. Timothy Stewart.
Interment follows in the Southern Cemetery Spikenard
and Cowpen Roads.
Cherished memory are held by sons, Carlos, Marco
and Wangechi Forbes, Sanjay, Rijibe and Jangitilla
Cooper; daughter, Ungala Rolle; adopted children,
Henrick, Adrian, Theodore, Picket, Louie, Noel, Juny,
Kenny, Elmo, Darren, Chris, Shonique, Candy, Mia
and Lester; grandchildren, Dentry, Tatyanna, Wangechi
Jr, Aceme, Marco, Jr., LJ., Patrick, Lavance, Marcean,
Maurice, Jade Jr., Marissa, Marcia, Rjan, Janty Jr and
Sanjanae; brothers, Samuel Major, George Taylor,
Howard Bethel and Isaac Hepburn; sisters, Maria
Brown, Norma Rolle, Vivrine Major and Cola
Colebrooke; son-in-law, Jade Rolle Sr.; daughters-in-
law, Patrice, Fedra, Shanta, Antoniece and Latoya
Numerous nephews and nieces including McArthur,
Elyton, chano, Napo, Donavon, Dwight, Guaja, Kenzo,
Tinga, Trevann, Omega, Mary, Lisa and Patrice;
godchildren, Junior, Audia and Cassie and, a host of
other relatives and friends including, Rudolph "Rabbie"
Miller and Dennis Cooper, Mrs. Georgie Gibson and
family, Harold Major and family, Mr. Earl Thompson
and family, Norma J., Ava and family, Charles Miller,
Roswell Campbell, Brenda Taylor and family, Junior
Turnquest and family, Theresa, Geney, Lisa, Kenneth
Poitier and family, Maggie Johnson and family, Reggie

Sands and family, Junior McKinney and family, John
Forbes and family, Reuben and family, Francis Clarke
and family, Eleanor Tinker and family, Myrtle Murphy
and family, the Brown family, the Chippingham,
Taylor Street, West End and Bimini Communities and
other to numerous to mention.

Relative and friends may pay their last respects at
Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First
Street on Friday from 12noon to 6:00p.m and at the
church on Saturday from 9:30a.m until service time.


at 1:00p.m. Saturday, 23rd June, 2007 Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery Soldier Road. Officiating
Monsignor Simeon Roberts

Cherished memory are held by parents, Frank and
Nancy Rahming; brother, Adam; grandfather,Fred
Pierre; uncles, Kenny, John, Dwayne, Ken, Leslie,
Ricardo, Kevin, Lloyd and Conroy; aunts, Michelle,
Judith, Rose, Ismella, Elaine, Anita, Lynniskha, Yvette,
Rochelle and Arlene; cousins, Carolyn, Linda, Janice,
Kimberly, Ashleigh, Styr, Rashad Davis, Dexter, John,
Brielessa, Kenjira, Lezley, Hayley, Amanda, Rhiana,
Katlyn, Josh, Jaydealy, Duran, Jamal, Rashad and
Christopher and a host of other relatives and friends

Arrangements are being entrusted to Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street.

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cebar Crest funeral JWome
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


a resident of Deep Creek,
South Andros will be held
at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 23rd
June, 2007 at Born Again
Deliverance United
Christian Fellowship
Centre, Eastwest Highway.
Officiating will be Apostle Kelson Miller. Interment
follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road

Cherished memory are held by his son, James
Roker; daughter, Mary Johnson; twenty-one
grandchildren, Sterling Cooper, Olrick Turnquest
Sr., Jeanette Darling, Sandra Rolle, Sandra Roker,
Cyril Rolle, Charles Roker, Marilyn Smith, Ena
Symonette, Charles Johnson, Elkin Roker, Shirley
Johnson, Evangelist Jacqueline Williams,
Evangelist Dorothy Gibson, Andrea Kitchens,
Leron and Tracey Johnson, Tanya Brown, Tonya
Griffin, Hilary and Don Roker; forty-seven great-
grandchildren, one step granddaughter, Lakeisha
Smith; brother, Howard Sweeting; sisters, Zerlina
Lynes and Kemily McPhee; daughter-in-law,
Donna Roker, and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Winifred Sands, the staff and
family of Social Services Home, Kemp's Bay,
South Andros and the entire South Andros

Relatives and friends may pay their last respect
at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and
First Street on Friday from 12noon to 6:00p.m and
on Saturday from 10:00a.m to 12noon and at the
church from 12:30p.m. until service time.

Yager Funeral Rome & Crematorium
Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724

a resident of Crown Haven, Abaco,
will be held on Saturday June 23, 2007
at 11:00 a.m. at St. Annes Anglican
Church. Crown Haven, Abaco.
Officiating will be Father Dwight Rolle
and interment will follow in The
Crown Haven Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memory are his 11
children, Elvis and Steven Curry,
Curlene Russell, Shocklee Curry,
Caroline Major, Glen and Michael
Curry, Diana Bain, Joycelyn Rolle,
Rosalie Maxceant and Keno Curry; two adopted children, Nicole Rolle and
Torey Forbes; three sisters, Maude Russell, Verdell Butler and Alma Curry;
three daughters-in-law, Berthamae, Deborah and Laura Curry; common law
wives of Elvis and Steven Carla and Karen; five sons-in-law, Joseph Russell,
Paul Major, Brad Bain, Donald Rolle and Marc Maxceant; 51 grandchildren,
Ashley, Neka, Annie, Melissa, Nina, Elvis Jr., Julica, Eliazer, Kevin, Elveris,
Elavado, Levis, Kadijah, Demetrius, Melanie, Keno, Winter, Tishka, Shameka,
Ke'ashia, Stevo, Stephano, Macguyer, Stevonna, C.J., Meka, Regina, Shakera,
Shannae, Kathrona, Micah and Colton Curry, Kareem Pinder, Annastacia
Gelin, Stacey, Tracey, Angel, Uganda and Dustin Russell, Kimiley, Lamusica
and Paul Major Jr., Alicia, Januree, Aaliyah and Rashad Bain, Gabrielle,
Faith, Donald Jr., Miracle and C'era Rolle and Vantaisha Collie; 20 great
grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gertrude Smith; two brothers-in-law,
Whitfield Russell and Renzer "Bookie" Butler; numerous nieces and nephews
including, Creola Kelley, Nola Francois, Leanne Butler, Jennifer Parker,
Teresa Russell, Albertha Sturrup, Laverne McQueen, Ivan, Jason, Sammy
and Alpheus Butler, Doreen and Genie Mills, Norma, Ruth, Perry, Benny,
Clifford and Carol Russell, Renae Bonamy, Monique, Michele, Don Primo
and Qunicy Edgecombe; three godchildren, Vanissica Pritchard, Verlene
Laing and Silvia Pinder; one godsister, Violet Bain; numerous cousins,
Bishop Henry, Joseph Erskine, Rebecca and Loftin Wright, Dorry Sands and
Mable Joseph; nieces and nephews-in-law, Betty and Rachael McIntosh,
Gloria Jones, Vera, Harrison, Edwin and Joseph Butler, Calvin and Ronald
McIntosh; other relatives including Patrice Thomas, Judith, Ranford, Curtis
and Dwayne Mills, Chantia Sawyer, Kaysiann Ambrister; Ricardo Parker,
Marvin Leadon, Lavar Emille and Michael Lundy; numerous loved ones
and friends including, Elisha Curry, Alonza and Ethel Burrows and family,
John McIntosh, Brian Russell, Alfred and Anna Russell and family, Stanley
and Julius Rolle, Cetal Curry, Nathan and Joyce Rolle, Agatha Russell and
family, Mavis Russell, Otis Thomas, Leonard Curry, Pastor Tyrone Mills,
Pastor Burnell Parker, Theophilus Rolle, Elon McIntosh, Netherine Johnson,
Leslie Cornish, Igatha Curry, Darvin McQueen, Lowell Parker, Gerilene and
Doralyn Rolle, Laura Garkiner, Sandra Garkiner, Sandra Russell, Audley
Leathen and Bruce McIntosh (McLeans Town), Elijah Mills, The St. Annes
Anglican Church family, the entire community of Little Abaco and Fire
Road; the doctors and nurses of the Onocology Clinic at The Princess
Margaret Hospital, the doctors and nurses of The Fox Town community
Abaco, Bahamas.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at St. Annes Anglican Church
in Crown Haven, Abaco on Friday from !:00 p.m. until service time on



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of Knowles, Cat Island, will be held on
Saturday June 23rd 2007 3pm at Christ The
. King Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park
West. Officiating will be the Reverend
Father Hugh Bartlett, assisted by Reverend
Father Rodney A. Burrows and Archdeacon
I. Ranfurley Brown and Interment will
follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road. Services has been in trusted
to Gate Way Memorial Funeral Chapel
-.-- -,---- y Mount Royal Avenue and Henwood Street.

He is survived by: one brother, Simeon King; three adopted brothers, Vincent
and Wellington Brown and Zeke Taylor of Knowles Cat Island; seven sisters,
Cynthia Stubbs, Nora Newbold, Ethelee Gibson, Willamae Minus, Pearl
Adderley, Winifred Stubbs of Freeport, Grand Bahama and Albertha Hall;
four aunts, Lean Moncur of Knowles Cat Island, Esther Beckles, Monette
and Gracie King; one uncle, Hartman Moncur of Knowles Cat Island; seven
brothers-in-law, Edmund Stubbs, Joshua Newbold, David Gibsom, Adler
Minus, William Adderley, Charles Stubbs of Freeport, GB and Wellington
Hall; twenty nephews and thirty one nieces including, Chenica, Sharell and
Mirza Turnquest, Mikilla Adderley, Cleo and Alexander Hall, Glenalee and
David Gibson, Adena Minua, Michelle Deveaux, Shera and Johnathon
Mcminns, Kerby King, Harriet Smith, Janet, Rosnell, Sharmine King,
Clement Stubbs, Sharlene Smith, Gladstone King, Keishell and Keishawn
Hall, Euricka Neymour and numerous grand nieces and nephews; other
relatives and friends including, Ceandra Stubbs, Edris Edwards, Margaret
Dawkins, James King, Michelle and William Hepburn, Cephas, Philiph and
Sydney Moncur, Rose Strachan, Laura Moncur, Dave Edwards, Ellie Rolle,
Pauline Williams, Ozy, Garnet and Harold King, Winifred Brown, Otis
Brown, Whitlean Woodside, Majorie Adams of Miami FI, Elmore Darville
of Hollywood FI, Nicola and Cy Russell, Raymond Hepburn, Pat Seymour,
Olive Gaitor, Maria Farquharson, Florine Bain, Sam, Paula and Anya Romer
and family, Bernell Miller, Virginia Godfrey, Stella Farrington, Arleen Brown,
Min Israel and Sheryl Boodie, Eloise Dean, Requel Sands, Brave Davis MP
for Cat Island and many other family members including the King, Bowleg,
Strachan, Seymour, Moncur, Romer, Hepburn, McDonald, Thurston, Gilbert,
Russell and Saunders families, The Community of Knowles Cat Island, The
Sailing Club, St. Peters Anglican and Arthur's Town High School, The Cactus
St. Family including Nikita and Delicita Austin, the Storr Family, the Holbert
family and the McDonald Family and many others too numerous too mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on Friday from
10am to 6pm on Saturday from 10am to 1 pm and at the church from 2pm

to service time.

"a.k.a." Cornbread, 42

a resident of Strachan Boulevard off Soldier
Road, will be held on Saturday June 23rd,
r ^, 2007, at 10:00 a. m. at the Holy Cross
Anglican Church, Highbury Park. Interment
will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens
y Cemetery. Soldier Road. Officiating will be
S I The Rev'd Beryl Higgs, assisted by Deacon
SEthan Ferguson. Services have been entrusted
to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount
Royal Avenue and Kenwood Street.

Left with cherished memory are two (2) sisters, Denise Major and Elaine
Whyms; one (1) nephew, Marieo Major; three (3) nieces, Jonnia Whyms,
Tonya Stanley of Texas and Tamara Major; two (2) uncles, John Major and
Glinton Major; two (2) aunts, Marie Major and Dorothy Major; two (2)
brothers-in-law, Benjamin Major and Rodney Rahming; one (1) grand niece,
Talon Stanley; two (2) grand nephews, Brandon Frazier and Amari Major;
adopted mother, Beverley Carroll; other relatives and friends including,
Neville (Tom) Henry, Anthony Major, Maxine Carroll, Maxine Darville,
Flora and Jason Woodside, John Barry and family, Jonathan Whyms, Sonia
Yanki and family, Gwen Bonaby and family, the Moss family, The Cargill
family, Terry Elizabeth, Stephanie and Linda Sweeting, Toney, Prince, Glen
Sweeting, Camille Roberts, Donelle Brown, Freddie Foster, Erwin Knowles
and family, Verdon, Donna, Wayde and Vanria Christie, Beulah Smith and
family, Angela Achara and family, Brenett Sullivan and family, Mariette
Moss and family, The Honorable Malcolm and family, Naomi Symonette
and family, Paulette McCartney and family, Karen, Rochell Major and family,
Derek, Brook, Kent, Scott and Glinton Major, Elizabeth Brooks, Sophia
Gibson and family, Winnifred Smith and family, Donna Smith and family,
Ann, Keisha, Betty, Sully, Charlotte, Ross Cartwright and family, Andrea,
Minister Brenetta Whyms and family, Ann Stubbs, Carl, Alice and Steve,
Quincy, Forbes Auto and Derek, Edney Piekstock, Marican Cargill, Simon,
Jermaine, Neil, Corey, Miquel, Tienisha, Soldier Road and Nassau Village
Communities, Staff of the Ministry of Education, Redeemed Church Family
Ministries, Staff of Cable Bahamas, The Glinton Family of Hamerin Hank

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on Friday from
10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and from 9:00 a. m. to service time at the church.



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


Emerald Funeral Service for


of Kool Acres, off Fox Hill Road South
and formerly of Cape Haitian, Haiti will
be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at
3pm at Worldwide Church Of God,
Lumumba Lane off Fox Hill Road South.
Pastor Robert W. T. McKinney, will
officiate and burial will be in the Fox Hill
Public Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.

The Radiance of This "Emerald of A
Gem" will always glow in the hearts of
her: Four Children: Willy, Kevin, Evelyn and Shantell Frederic;
Six Grand Children: Shawn, Jamaal, Ricardo, Michelle, Melissa and
Mother: Fedrlia Blanfort;
Three Brothers: Colbert St. Phar, Odalma Charles and Dumond Blanfort
of Haiti;
Four Sisters: Adina Mathurin, Solange and Adelie St. Phar and Cynitha
of Miami; Eight Nephews: Ronald, Albert, Jamaal, Dondray and Joslyine
of Miami, Police Corporal 419 Harry Dolce, Tony and Alex Jr.;
Twenty Nieces: Uranie, Julie, Helen, Manise, Vesta, Jeanie, Alexandra,
Alexia, Alexis, Fabia, Ferriea, Carmen, Gertha, Christina, Lumina and
Jessica of Miami, Malia, Malon, Harryneisha and Harryneiqa of Nassau;
Cousins: Sinclair Theodore Devenor, Camilus, Suzy and Carlos Frederic
and Michelin Tiblan, Eliette Joseph, Wilfride, Dieufort, Luener and Venicia
of Haiti, Cefort, Alice, Telius, Justafort, Alida, Clerida, Jevis, Monfort and
Sandy of Miami, Guilbaud, Bonicia, Judotte, Jeanot, Nancy and Guilene
Blanfort of Nassau;
Brother-in-law: Francis Mathurin;
Many other loving family and friends, including: Villard, Ducamel,
Edie, Franky, Kirby, Tasha, Vita, Patricia and Noah Frederic, Daniel, Telson
and Brenson Francis, Carol, Carol, Jacqueline, Leonie, Misha, Yolande, Betty,
Fenand, Philomene, Ging, Roseline, Gladys, Lila, Antonie, Eligene, Denise,
Guerline, Germaine, Masido, Gloria, Nocilia, Claude, Shirley, Rosemary,
Raynand, Melila, Roseline, Carline, Sheila, Latina, Julie, Edline, Chantal,
Jeansilia, Kelly, Souvenance, Sammy, Mark, Samson, Brenard, Leroy, Anslo,
Mike, Peter, Harold, Evon, Ithamar, Venise, Mercilor, Octamar, Emanie,
Nickson, Mrs. Marcus, Angela, Dillet, Deniso, Brenita, Markinson, Jackie,
Zinique Datus Marie, Ochie, Brenda and Helen.
The body will be viewed in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary
& Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road Nassau N. P., Bahamas on
Friday, June 22, 2007 from ipm to 6pm and on Saturday, June 23, 2007
from nam to ipm and at Worldwide Church Of God, Lumumba Lane, off
Fox Hill Road South from 2pm until service time.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book and send condolence, sympathy, love
and memories.


of Bernard Road and formerly of
Simms, Long Island will be held
7..., on Saturday, June 23rd, 2007, at
1:00 p.m. at The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
Baillou Hill Road, South.
b Officiating will be Pastor. Alfred
Stewart Assisted by Other
Ministers of Religion. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her Husband; Gerald Taylor;
Eight (8) Children; Leon and Isaiah Taylor, Lawrence Rolle,
Rose Gilchrist, Katherine Adderley, Betty Culmer, Cynthia
Fowler and Bernadette Brown; Three (3) Sons-in-law; Bernard
Culmer, Wellington Fowler and Petty Officer Ronald Brown;
Two (2) Daughters-in-law; Annamae and Helena Taylor;
Thirty-three (33) Grandchildren; Shane, Shandy, Kenyatta,
Moniquekel, Trevante and Nadia Taylor, Karen Knowles,
Pedro Fox, Latoya, Lamont, Ramond, Couches and Sabria
Taylor, Lawrence Rolle Jr., Ricardo Adderley, Carlton
Patterson, Hillard and Sonovia Culmer, Teron, Remeicka,
Shana, Steffon and Inderia Fowler, Clayton and Nelson Johnson,
Maquita Fowler, Rochelle Lamm, Diandra Maycock, Ronald
Jr, Trevor, Stephen, Angelo and Tanay Brown; Fifteen (15)
Adopted-children; Ruth Bethel, Charles McDonald, Henry
Bostwick, Dr. Tyrone "Butch" Bartlett, Charles Carter, Stan
and Jackson Burnside, Alfred Stewart, Daisy Winder, Barbara
Cooper, Wendy Collie, Joy Bishop, Hazel Darling, Cenemae
Sweeting and Gloria Brown; Thirty-seven (37) Great-
grandchildren, One (1) Great-great-grandchild, Two (2)
Grandsons-in-law; Six (6) Granddaughters-in-law; One
(1) Great-granddaughter-in-law; Two (2) Sisters; Dicey
Adderley and Lorraine Higgs; Three (3) Brothers; Whitfield
and Albert Adderley and George Horton; One (1) Adopted-
sister; Kathleen McKenzie; One (1) Sister-in-law; Delma
Knowles; Thirty-one (31) Nieces; Thirty-four (34) Nephews;
a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until
11:00 a.m. and from 12noon until service time at the church.

nutlr's unecral rromcs & (Jrnmatorinm

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

Mr. Wilfred Alvin
"Freddy" Elcock, 69

of Pear Street, San Souci and
formerly of Barbados will be held
on Saturday, June 23r, 2007 at 4:30
p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church,
Baillou Hill Road. Officiating will
be Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown
Assisted by Fr. Rodney Burrows and
FAR. Bernard Been. Interment will
follow in St. Agnes Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

Mr. Elcock is survived by his Wife; Verna Elcock; One (1)
Daughter; Avril Elcock-Major and her Husband; Randy Major;
his Son; Hal Tynes of Freeport, Grand Bahama; One Brother;
Christopher Jackman and family of St. Thomas Barbados and
two Sisters; Barbara Elcock-Garvey and daughters of London,
Ontario, Canada and Monica Elcock of St. James, Barbados; an
Aunt; Mrs. Enid Garner and her Husband; Martin of Le High
Acres, Florida; Cousins; Frank, Arthur and Doris Elcock of New
York and the Children of his deceased Sister; Vashti Grant of
England; his Sisters-in-law; Mildred and Deborah Johnson;
Brothers-in-law; E. Leslie Johnson, Peter Bowe, Henley Grant
of England and Ed Garvey of London, Ontario, Canada; an Uncle;
Edwin P. Minnis and family of Scotland; Nieces and Nephews;
Kerry Bowe and family, Ruth and Michael Darville and family,
Adrian and Theresa Bowe and family, Cheryl and Stephen Moss
and family, Christopher and Francis Bowe and family, Melvem
and Calvin Lee and family, Carol Dianne and Bradley Watson
and family, Claudette and Brian Davis and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Whitfield Neeley and family, Anne and Howard Legore and
family, Neville and Laverne Johnson and family, Cathy, Mark
and Hubert Johnson; his Adopted-children; Ian-Marie Darville,
Kendra Samuels, Clarence Cleare and his five daughters, Dwayne
Dorsett and family, Dwight Dorsett, Johnathan and Yvette Strachan
and family, Kaylisa Adderley, Amanda, Keenan and Melissa
Carroll, Nadia Major, Roston Wallace, Elaine Bunch and
Antoinette Sturrup and Deborah Thompson; his Godchildren;
Touree and Andrew Holder, Dominic King, Marlon Hunt and
other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from 10:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
and from 3:30 p.m. until service time at the church.

Mrs. Rudell "Teamer"
Hunt, 84

of Arundel Street and formerly of
Stanyard Creek, Andros will be held
on Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 at
12noon at St. Matthew's Anglican
Church, East Shirley Street.
Officiating will be Rev'd Fr. James
Moultrie Assisted by Fr. Don Haynes
and Archdeacon James Palacious.
Interment will follow in the Church's

Left to cherish her memories are her One (1) Son; Don Michael
Hunt Sr.; One (1) Adopted-daughter; Joycelyn Hunt; Four (4)
Grandchildren; Don Jr., Donte, Rudell and Carrason; One (1)
Sister; Mizpah Bain-Antoine; Two (2) Sisters-in-law; Roseita
Burke of Miami, Florida and Ethel Dorestant; Twenty-four (24)
Nieces and Nephews; Raymond, Sanda and Claudette Patrice
of Miami, Florida, Anita and Bernard Wilson and family,
Ambrozine Dorestant and family, Catherine and Gregory Aliens
and family, Christopher, Andre, Stephanie and Jacquline Moultrie
and family, Lynette and Godfrey Deveaux, Fitzroy and Georgina
Antoine, Jan and Tyrone Archer, Patrick Green, Andrea Culmer,
Kevin Joseph, Portia, Trevor and Aubrey Mackey; Cousins; Liza
Joseph, Gretchen Hutchinson of Miami, Florida and Thomas
Bain of Boston Massachusetts; Twenty-two (22) Grand-Nephews
and Nieces; Shakeisha Cleckley of Boston, Massachusetts, Gjio
Bain, Brittany, Shekita, Royann and Tia Antoine, Tyrone, Teron
and Tosh Archer; Chloee Deveaux, Patrick Greene Jr., Jasmine
Cartwright, Patrice Greene, Tamika Rolle, Marcia Culmer-Gibson,
Atiya, Ayana and Hervie Culmer, Carlton, Cordero, Cameron
and Christian Rahming; Three (3) Godchildren and other
relatives and friends including; The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
and the Progressive Liberal Party family, The Coakley, Martin,
Minnis, Newton, Riley, Stirrup, Thompson, Allen, Pratt and
Woodside families, Archdeacon James Palacious and family,
Fr. James Moultrie and the St. Matthew's Anglican Church family
especially the ACW, Caregiver; Kimberly Williams, the Arundel
Street, Hawkins Hill and Canaan Lane families, her beloved Cats
Morgan and Avva and other too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from 10:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service
time at the church.

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S Bethel Brothers Morticians
0n Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

Eugene Jack Adderley, 71

of Quackoo Street will be held
on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Church
of God of Prophecy, East Street
Tabernacle. Bishop Franklin M
Ferguson assisted by Minister
Kendal C. Simmons will officiate.
Interment will be made in
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Lifted to cherish is memory is his
wife Elaine; his children, Aaron John (Phyllis) Harold
(Patricia) Dan, Joanne, Judith Ann Gibson (Creswell),
Annamae and Eugenie Adderley; stepdaughter, Avilda
Storr; siblings, Iva Adderley Smith, Pearl (Charles)
Mcphee, Willa Mae (Lorenzo) Mackey, Amanda Gold
and Lucille "Mama Lou" Adderley and Curlene (Romeo)
Farrington; as sisters, Prudence Joyce and Patricia "Pat"
Jarvis; former sister-in-law, Yvonne (Pedro) Mcfall; aunt,
Eunice Kemp-Wright of Exuma; grandchildren, Garvin,
Aaron, John II, Aneka, Leah, Lithera, H.A,Travis, Shakara,
Dario, Britney, Danisha and, Danielle; step grandchildren,
Lyden and Lyndria Allen; nieces and nephews, Maurice,
Iva, Everette, Marvick, Charles, Andrea, Ricardo Moxey,
Haroldine, Edith, Evelyn, John John, Samuel, Lester,
Andrew, Patrick, Melanie, Jamaine, Eloise, Debbie,
Delorise, Vincent, Lawerance, Pete, Esprie, Matthew, a
host of other relatives including the Hamilton, Moxey,
McFall, Farrington families, Patricia, Celeste, James,
Gena, Leroy, Antoinette, Theophulis, Shirley Storr Leonard
and Renna Simmons, the Spritual Knights, Bahamas Golf
Federation, Church of God of Prophecy Family, Staff of
Oncology department especially Dr.Roberts. Many others
too numerous to mention.

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

Jeffery Nathanial Barr, 46

of McQuay Street and formerly
of Red Bay, Andros will be held
on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at New
Salem Baptist Church, Red Bay,
Andros. Rev. Dr. B.A. Newton
assisted by Pastor Freddie Barr
will officiate. Interment will
Sd follow in Red Bay Public

Left to cherish his memory are,
adopted mother, Shirley Mae
Colebrook; two sons, Jamal and Jeremy Barr; four
daughters, Kimberly Barr Parkinson, Judy, Raquel and
Bianca Barr; one son-in-law, Roy Parkinson; one grand
daughter, Kirshan Munnings; three brothers, Philip and
Vincent Simms and Anthony Barr; four sisters, Albertha
and Shirley Simms, Princess Joseph and Patricia Woodside;
two brothers-in-law, Gene Joseph and Leroy Woodside
Sr.; one sister-in-law, Etta Simms; twenty- five nieces
and twenty-eight nephews, forty-seven grand nieces and
nephews, three aunts, Omelia Marshall, Curleen Barr and
Safer Barr; one uncle, Harold Demeritte; special friends,
Wayne Nottage (Snoppy), Vangie Colebrooke, Dianne
Brown, Mr. Basil Neymour and family, Junior Bethel and
family, Barr family, Russell family, Simms family, Wallace
family, Thompson family, Munnings family, Knowles
family, Martin family, Woodside family, Canter family,
Rolle family, Mcqueen family, Red Bays family, Lowe
Sound family, Mastic Point family, Freeport family, the
Bartad family, Colebrooke family, Bain family, Taylor
family, Gibson family, Grant family, Dixon family,
Demeritte family, McQuay Street family, The Infant View
Road, Quarry Mission Road, Nassau Street family, P.M.H.
Male Medical 1 & 2.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 12:00
noon to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church in Red
Bay, Andros from 3:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.

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

Clive Robert Anton "Jack" Adderley, 65
of Spice Street, Pinewood Gardens and ""F M
formerly of Dorchester Street will be
held on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Christ
Church Cathedral. George Street. The
Very Rev. Dean Patrick Adderley
assisted by Rev. Michael Gittens and
Rev. Stephen Davies will officiate.
Interment will be made in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda;
four sons, Reynaldo, Rhon, Robin and
Ricardo Adderley; grandchildren,
Leshea, Reynique, Lakia Adderley and
Gabrielle Deleveaux; three brothers,
Hayden Jose, John E.A. and Cleophas
R.E. Adderley; four sisters, Carmen Bostwick, Rhoda Adderley, Helen
Ebong and Suzanne Adderley; nieces and nephews, Julian & Candace
and LeKeisha, Bostwick, Christian, Christopher, Scott, Contanza, Taige,
Malcolm, Leon and Phylicia, Adderley, Ima, Arit and Aniebo Ebong,
Deisha and Kendra Russell; grand nieces and nephews, Micaiah and
Bailey Bostwick and Tariq Adderley; daughter-in-law, Maria Adderley;
mother-in-law Eulease Forbes; cousins, Michael & Maria Symonette,
Carolyn Symonette of Maryland USA, Eva Bailey-Schaffner, Caroline
Wipf, Nathalie and George Bailey, Rose Bailey-Thompson, Dien and
Ona Bailey, Loreta Bailey of Miami, Florida, Rev. Philip & Blythe and
Timothy Bailey, Elijah & Leah Webb, Doreen Pratt, Albena Webb-
Seymour, Emily Webb-Rolle, Sheba, Levi and Cleophas Webb and their
families; brothers and sisters-in law, Kermit Bostwick, Cyril Ebong,
Admiral & Curline Forbes, Joyce & Erthal Moxey, Sydney & Margaret,
Dillis, Rodman, Louise, Randy & Olga, Dale & Sonia, Terry & Pecola
Forbes, Denise & Jason Green and Clayton & Victoria Forbes; aunts
and uncles-in-law, Glorian Storr, Lillian, Roger & Cassandra, Ross &
Laura, and Dwight Forbes, Ruth & Beron Smith, Lucille and Emmanuel
Rolle; nieces and nephews-in-law, Leonardo & Austia, Lucy, Lavern
and Lynette Moxey, Admiral Jr.. Baniecia, Decardo, Lynelle, Rhondi,
Ravea, Demi, Dale, Carla & Jimmy, Owen & Dianne, Alicia, Theo,
Tory, Teanne, Hadassah, Jayson, Christiano, Clayton II, Keturah, Kathelynn
Forbes; godchildren, Simone Johnson, Angel Thompson, Rick Byer, Jr.
Other relatives and friends include, Dr. Herbert Orlander, Basil Todd,
Garth HO Nash, Dencil Major, James Catlayn, Maria Knowles, Oswald
and Yvonne Isaacs, the Todds & Mckenzies of Cuningham Lane, the
Curry & Rahming and Edden & Knowles families of Virginia Street,
Joe Adderley, Sis. Annie Butler & Family, Sis. Florinda Duncombe &
Family, Gladys Mitchell & Family of Miami, Florida, Loretta Knowles
& Family, Roland & Christine Wilson, Bernadette Buchanan, Athama
Bowe, Rev. & Mrs. Patrick Adderley, Rev. Michael Gittens, Paul Major,
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Williams, Mr & Mrs. Edward Uriasz, Mr. & Mrs.
Henderson Burrows, Mr. & Mrs. William Tizard, William and Margaret
Lowe, Peter & Allison Albury, George Albury, Audley Brennan, Clarice
Granger, Lana Levarity, Alfred Dorsette, the entire 11:15 a.m. service
family of Christ Church Cathedral, the Bahamas Conference of Seventh
Day Adventists family, the Bahamas Association of Certified Officials
(BACO), the Spice Street, Pinewood Gardens family, the C.I. Gibson
School family and numerous other relatives and friends.
Friends may'pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians. #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-70209 Robinson Rd & 5th Street
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of Meadow's Lane of East
Street, will be held on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. at Annex Baptist
Cathedral, Wulff Road and
Pinedale. Officiating will be
Apostle Mitchell Jones.
Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
J.F.K. Drive.

She is survived by one daughter, Ermalou Campbell; two
sons, Livingston "Billy" Austin and Godfrey Curry; stepson,
Jack Cecil Austin; one sister, Elder Ruthmae Flowers; four
brothers, Cedric, Rocca, Ezekiel and Freeman Williams
of St. Petersburg, Florida; 28 grandchildren including
Orashio, O'Neil and Oris Campbell Jr., Ramonda Black,
Kendrick G. Austin and Rachelle Austin; 63 great
grandchildren including Travon, Rekeem, Janisha, O'Bria
Campbell and Brianna; son-in-law, Oris Campbell Jr.;
daughter-in-law, Michelle Austin; nieces, Elder Rose
Butler, Idena Flowers, Telcine Russell, Geneva Burrows,
Mellie, Pat, Lenora, Edith, Gertrude, Bernadette, Cindy,
Maria Williams, Genise Braynen, Barbara Hepburn and
Patricia Hubbard of New York, Katy Rolle, Ernestine
Ferguson, Sonia, Cheryl and Felicia Williams; nephews,
Carlton Williams, Kym and Theodore Flowers, Rodney,
Raymond, Kevon, Rodger, Keno, Larry, Cedric Jr., Robert,
Bertram and Rudy Williams, Nolvin, Junior, Anthony and
Basil Rolle and Frederick Deveaux; sisters-in-law, Arleene
"Pearl" Rolle, Tessa, Lean and Shirley Williams; brother-
in-law, Lionel Flowers; numerous other relatives and
friends including, Apostle David Butler, Dolan Russell,
Marsha D. Austin, Rosetta McKenzie, Jestina Neely,
Emeretta Munnings, Ethelyn Rolle, Olive Rolle, Charlie,
Leon and Livingston Williams, Gladstone Rolle, Jennie
Williams, Dianne Flowers, Corrise Deveaux, Eula Rolle,
Mary Johnson, Lean Clarke, Helena Ramsey, Patricia Cox,
Meadows Lane family, Annex Baptist Church family and
Calvary Deliverance Church family.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m.
until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00
a.m. 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



of Black Point, Exuma, will be
held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at
Community Holiness Church,
Bahamas Avenue and Amos
Ferguson Stree't. Officiating will
be Pastor Glen Philip Rolle,
assisted by other ministers



of Black Point, Exuma, will be held on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Bahamas
Holy Bible Mission, Black Point, Exuma. Officiating will be Pastor
Glen Philip Rolle, assisted by other ministers. Interment in Long Bay
Public Cemetery, Black Point.

She is survived by her husband, Deacon Hartman Rolle; children, MP
for Garden Hills, Hon. Brensil and Cynthia Rolle, Geroldine Rolle,
Sheila and Gary Ingraham, Sharon and Hollie Taylor, Pastor Glen and
Yvette Rolle, Rev. Henry and Beverley Rolle, Priscilla and Delvin
McIntosh, PC 2647 Rev. Kevin and Esther Rolle, P/Sgt. 460 Dwayne
and Judith Rolle, Leading Seaman Dan and Sharon Rolle, Selena Bain,
Raymond and Ulrisa Andrews; adopted children, Gertrude Rolle, Sidney
McPhee, Oria Rolle, Marsha Munroe Strachan and Nancy Smith; 34
grandchildren Shenique Wright, Makitha Kemp, Latoya and Krystal
Rolle, Shayvette, Trenda and Elizabeth Taylor, Akiah, Darnell and Ruth
Rolle, Delvernique McIntosh, Candice, Danielle, Kaynesha Rolle,
Raven Andrews, Dantiesh, Jaiden, Selena, Kenazia Rolle, Garvon
McDonald, Wellington McIntosh, Marco and Renaldo Rolle, Garnet
Taylor, Simeon Bain, Henry Jr., Denaldo, Rondenoo, Kato and Kenez
Rolle, Malcolm, Eythan and Dan Rolle Jr., Kobe Andrews; four great
grandchildren, Theodore Bastian, Theneail Russell, Lashante and
Garvonique McDonald; one brother, Captain Leviticus Patton; two
sisters, Euturpie Munroe and Deaconess Alma Knowles; two uncles,
Raymond Lloyd of Barraterra, Exuma and Walter Robinson; four aunts,
Angelique Wright, Edithmae Taylor, Millie Mildred Robinson and
Eunice Wright; brothers-in-law, John Munroe, Leroy Rolle, Charles
Brown, Vivian, Morris and Walter Rolle, Timothy and Claudius Rolle;
three sisters-in-law, Idell Ferguson, Thelma Rolle and Rose Brown; 71

nephews, Basil, Alpheaus, Preston, Rev. Gladstone Jr., Everette Patton,
PC 1269 Perry, Peter, Prince, Pedro, Percy, Police Sgt. 1841 Rev. Practon
and Perez Patton, Robert Brown, Jeffrey, Roger, Mervin, Edwin Munroe,
Terrance, Joseph, Robert, Dale, Patton, Cedric Maycock, Leander Pinder,
Attorney Terry Archer, Edwin, Wellington, Raymor Andrews, Stephen,
Sammy, Sterling, Stanley and Shervin Knowles, Selvin David, Andrew
and Germaine Brown, Leading Seaman Larry Rolle, Sgt. 1843 Daryl
Rolle, Clement, Roscoe Rolle, Uriah, Lynden, Gerard, Lindsay, Lorence
Rolle, Sgt. 661 Nigel, Ken Wayde, Lerando, Bradley, Christopher,
Milton, Tarvin, Jason, Shavago, Melvin, Lehandro, Shane, Shervin,
Roderick, Kenson, Cedric, Joseph, Lemuel, Jason Ferguson, Denny
Bain, Harrison, Andrew, Harold, Divincie Deangelo Rolle; 53 nieces,
Catherine Patton, Aileen Hudgins, Valerie Burrows, Maureen Patton,
Betsy Cleare, Patricia Patton, Anita Moxey, Katrina, Jane Patton,
Marietha Rolle, Louise Munroe, Cynthia Taylor, Marsha Strachan,
Stephanie White, Sandra, Sherry Knowles, Deborah Butterfield, Marilyn
Rolle, Bloneva, Eulease, Monique, Emma Brown, Lueann, Shenique,
Verdell Ferguson, Carolyn, Dorcas Kemp, Elaine, Pauline, Gaylean
Rolle, Melvern, Elvy, Cindy, Kathy, Michelle Kemp, Carol, Ruby Rolle,
Nadine Saunders, Orien McPhee, Mavis, Sheryl, Tracey, Shereen,
Lithera, Garnell, Tara, Litesha, Shaqyel Rolle; godchildren, Florence
Kemp, Lorana Rahming, Kay Kemp, Nathan Rolle, Dwaynette Phillips
and Ruben Smith.

Other relatives and friends including, Bahamas Holy Bible Mission
Ladies Church family,.Dossie Rolle, Mary Smith, Rowena Rolle, Beryl
Kemp, Curlene Rolle, Linda Phillips, Francis Rolle, Thompson family,
Muriel Rolle, Wellington Culmer, Florine Smith and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Burke Smith and family, Pearline Brown, Hiriam Rolle and family,
Hon. George A. Smith, Justice, of the Court of Appeal Dame Joan
Sawyer, Pearl Butterfield, Myrtis Gibson, Brezetta Kemp, Nicole
Ferguson, Vernie Davis, Richard Ellis, Oneal McKenzie and family,
Veronica Marshall, Hollan Rolle, Lernis Brown, Annie Lloyd, Annie,
Betty, Sheryl, Mildred Lloyd, Marina Burrows, Elder John Wright,
Brenda McKenzie, Eunal and McNeil McKenzie, Corrine Rolle, Darnell
Riker, Gloria Wilson, Rowena Smith, Peermon Rolle, Loretta Miller,
Berdie Robinson, Curley Williams, Valderine Taylor, Billy, Janet Rolle,
Iclyn, Shirley, Constance, Inez, Audley, the families of the following
Wright, Adderley, Black, Smith, Ferguson, Rahming, Kemp, McIntosh,
Pickstock, McPhee, Ingraham, Bain, Collie, Edwards, Josey; Brown,
Rolle, Grey, Kelly, Miller; Pattons from Rum Cay and San Salvador,
Eleuthera and Grand Bahama; Swains from Dundas Town, Abaco; the
entire communities of Black Point, Staniel Cay, Farmers Cay and
Barretarre, Exuma.

We apologise to the relatives and friends who were very fond of mom,
whose names were not mentioned, we want you to know that you were
not intentionally forgotten. During this time of sorrow and trying to
cope with the death of our mother omissions are likely to be made.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road
and Fifth Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the
church in Black Point, Exuma on Saturday from 12:00 noon until service
time on Sunday.


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a resident of Isle Way off Soldier
Road and formerly of Love Hill
Andros, will be held at St. John's
Native Baptist Cathedral, Meeting
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev'd Dr.
S" Michael E. Symonette, Rev. Dr.
Hervis L. Bain, assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment follows in St. John's Native
Baptist Cathedral Cemetery.

Left to cherish rich and precious memory are, children,
Evangelist Stephanie Newbold, Howard Sturrup, and Luther
Darville; daughter-in-law, Joan Sturrup; son-in-law, Edgland
Ricardo Newbold; grand children, Horice and Howard
Stubbs, Howard Sturrup, Jr., Jamal Sturrup, and Francisca
White, Ricardo Jr., Mecal and Shantell Newbold; great grand
children, Corice, Jaden, Shelneca, Jasmine, Zachary; great
great grand children, Sariyah, Shantera and Sekaiyah
Alexander; adopted children, Agnes Scavella, Evangelist
Marilyn Ingraham Cypriana Greenidge-Graham, John, Lester,
Laura and Peter Bowleg, Paulette Smith, and Margaret
Cleare; aunts, Florence and Loletha Russell; god children,
Mildred Maurice, Randolph Hanna, Gwendolyn Lewis,
Kikie Gardiner; nieces, Antoinette Williams, Cheryl Whitlow,
Barbara Dilella, Sharon Lewis, Candace Burrows, Pauline
Lewis, Darnell Lewis, Remaila Pinder, Maude Knowles,
and Remelda Moxey; nephews, James Smith, Edwin,
Wellesley, Franklyn, Phillip and Harry Lewis; cousins and
special friends, Louise Colebrooke, Helena Morley-
Thompson, Laura, Arnold, Elisha Jr., and Beryl Cummings,
Elders Loria Lightbourn, Deloris Ferguson Delano Knowles,
Rev. Dr. Robert Colebrooke, Rev. Dr. Dolly King, Rev.
Veronica Hamilton, Bessie Colebrooke, Minister Sharon
and Judy Colebrooke, Florida Young, Fredricka Butler, Viola
Rolle, Patrick, Hortence, Clement, Sharon, Derek, Lisa,
Rodney, Sharon, Othniel and Preston Russell, Alveta Cornish,
Antoinette Young, Roslyn Ingraham, Sibeline Grant, Roslyn
Thompson, Aston Fowler, Patsy Colebrooke, Sonia Charlow,
Leroy Young, Anthony and Rudy Farrington, Dionna Rolle,
Maria, Chris, Ronald, Andrew, Clement, Paul, Francis,
Donna, Gertrude and Bertram Richardson, Antoinette Davis,
Sylvia Haven, Ophelia Hinsey, Revs, Alonzo, Michael, Leon,

Henry and Charles Hinsey, A.S.P. Joel Hinsey, Freddie, Kirk,
Thomas, Chris and Olga Hinsey, Shirley Gittens, Lynn
Marsh, Deacon Leslie Duncombe, Jane Bodie, Violet Cleare,
Maude Demeritte, Eulamae Edgecombe, Carmeta Spence,
Virgina Mortimer, Maxwell and Eve Poitier, Philip and Diane
Dunkley, Evangelist Naomi McPhee, Hilda Miller, Eva and
Esther Ferguson, Laura Rolle, Florence, Gloria, Barbara,
Eulamae, and Queen McKenzie, Catherine Hinsey, Adriana
McKenzie, Beulah Moss, Geneva Russell, Irene, Vernel
Pinder, Vera Goodman, Yvonne "Goldie" Rahming, Melvema
Roberts, Catherine Minnis, Catherine Hinsey, Charles Clarke,
Sharon Cox, Hansel Davis, Maxine Wright, Rev. Cecil
Leadon, Bishop Ellis Farrington, Pastor Bruce Farrington,
Paula Meadows, Leroy Weir, Alton, and Arnold Cargill, Deli
Wilmott, Berdina Moxey- Taylor, Maria Moxey, Rev. Roy
and Dolly Hanna, Wenzel, Elizabeth, George and Gretel,
Leroy, "Pemmy" and Gwendolyn Hanna, Ellis Bannister
and Marie Bannister, Marguerita Lewis, Randolph, Herbert,
and Leander Minnis, Sharon Rox, Willard Newbold Sr.,
families of the Coakley, Minnis, Thompson, Lundy, Moxey,
Fowler, Colebrook, Brennen, Saunders, Gay, Johnson,
Leadon, Cargill, Mckenzie, Hanna, Hinsey, Curtis, Dean,
Burrows, Butterfield, Newbold, Pinder, McPhee, Thurston,
Sturrup, Bowleg, Bahamas Telephone Company, Princess
Maragret Hospital Female Medical II, South Beach Medial
Clinic, Sharon Wilson and Company, Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church, Yellow Elder Grand Chapter, O.E.S., Eunice
Deleveaux, Ethel Laing, Sylvia Cooper, Lorraine Gay,
Melanie Taylor, Tsega, Thompson, Brenda Evans, Enamae
White, Denequa Sweeting, Crystal Lewis, Joy Swain. Lanessa
Mitchell. Petra Burrows, Sabrina Coakley. Dianne Seymour,
Arnette Farrington. V. Theresa Burrows. Jeanette Francis,
Ingrid Clarke, Murial Anderson, Edward Bain, Chris Pinder.
Rosemary Shivers, Stephen Knight, Maurice Williams.
Karina Rolle, Rev. Rufus and Evangelist Barbara Johnson,
Revs. Jeffrey Bannister, Sheila Stubbs, Glen Miller,. Alton
Forbes, Sammy Rolle, Sean Moss, Evangelists Marguerita
Mackey, Elizabeth Darville, Lorraine McKenzie, Francina
Thompson, Eulamae Butterfield, Rev. Dr. Philip and Rev.
Charlene McPhee, Mother Catherine Pratt, Rev. Dr. Hervis
and Beverly Bain and the Entire St. John's Native Baptist

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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^lBnerite's X underr al dxmt
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782


a resident of Hay Street, will
be held at Highbury Park
Church of Christ, off Soldier
Road, on Saturday at 11:00a.m.
Officiating will be Evangelist
Andrew Major. Interment
follows in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his Daughters, Sheray,
Shaquae and one son, Anthonio Turnquest; father
Elton and step mother, Sylvia Turnquest; grandmother,
Luma Johnson, and grandfather, Cyril Turnquest;
brothers Gary,Urie Rolle, James Bain, Nathan and
Elton Turnquest; sisters, Natasha Riley, Savenia Rolle,
Edith Turnquest, Tamekah Symonette, Raquel
Turnquest; uncles, Phillip Smith, Elisha Forbes, Steven
Pearce, Dwight Moss, Dwayne Moss, Vivian, Cyril
Jr. and Valance Turnquest; aunts, Kerese Sands, Sherese
Moss, Christian Oliver, Laura Roberts, Geraldine and
Althea Tumquest, Marjorie and Stephanie Cartwright,
Sarah Miller and Valerie McDonald and adopted aunts
and uncles, Elva Walkine, Doreen Turnquest, Carolin
Parris, Rose Edgecombe, Peter Turnquest, Careese
Dean, Romalee Burrows, Jennifer Cartwright, Narine,
Jocelyn and Rosita Turnquest; nephews and nieces,
Gary Rolle Jr., Ryan, Prinston,Garanique, Matteo,
Renaldo Renardo, Everett Miller, Lyntino, Moniqua,
Ania Riley, Denay, Kenderia, Ricsha, Stefan, Fred
Barinque, Theodorea, Sandra, Fhomari Symonette;
brother-in- law Joel Symonette; sister-in-law, Tina
Rolle; other special friends, The Church of Christ
family, The Good Shepherd Church of God family,
The Johnson family, The Penn family, The Hay Street
family, Bruce Bowe, Patrick Kemp, Sherwin, Brian,
Josh and a host of other relatives and -friends

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00

p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.


a resident of West Street, will
be held at Grants Town
Seventh Day Adventist
Church, Wellington Street, on
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Andrew
Burrows, assisted by Elder
Kenny Deveaux. Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish her memory are: 7 sons, Frederick
Russell, Leo, Samuel, David, Jonathan, Philip, Stephen
Meadows; 3 daughters, Woman Inspector Madgalene
Meadows, Michelle Meadows and Natasha Stuart; 2
sisters, Betty Thompson and Althea Russell; 1 uncle,
Shadrach Lewis of Miami, Fla; 1 brother-in-law, Joseph'
Thompson; 4 daughters-in-law, Sandra, Lamar,
Sekeitha and Madlene Meadows; 32 grand children,
David Jr., Deandra, Randy, Duran, Shaquel, Leo Jr.,
Leona, Leana, Huresha, Joniqua, Delano, Davinia,
Davanique, Davonya, Davorntia,Sameisha, Jatano,
Felicity, Felecia, Samuel Jr., Nashorn, Brian, Jermaine,
Darius, Anthony, Garenda, Madio, Tanache, Stevette,
Aliyah and Samara; 2 great grandchildren, Brittney
and Jamario; numerous nieces, Sheena, Monique,
Deborah, Sheneal, Jasmine, Theadora and Christine;
7 nephews including, Barry, Gregory, Elvardo, Harry,
Arlington, Theodore and Quintin; relatives and friends
including, Michelle Farrington, Linda Marshall, Louis
Trotman and Geneva Lewis.

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

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Bjemnwrjttz's Jlfuneral ^4ome
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

10:00 a.m. until service time.


a resident of Sunlight Village,
will be held at Evangelistic

Hills #2, on Saturday at 11:00
S.. a.m. Officiating will be Bishop
Christopher B. Burrows and
Bishop Stanley Seymour,
assisted by Other Ministers. Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Judy
Ingraham; 6 sisters, Melvese Simon, Patricia, Isabel,
Grace and Myrle Lightfoot and Irene Sawyer; 13
nieces, Jennie, Latoya, Monique, Niquel Seymour,
Kenderia, Kendricka Brown and Shantell Stubbs,
Arlene Knowles, Merissa and Melvern Sawyer, Agatha
Evans, Cochese Pratt and Shanika Lightfoot; 11
nephews, Cruz and Mario Seymour, Clifford and
Whitfield Stubbs, Michael Lightfoot, and Tyrone
Williamson, Randford Johnson and Kenneth Brown,
Sidney Rolle, Shorn Lightfoot, Alvarez Rigby; 10
grand aunts, Violet Hayes of New York, Mildred
Lightbourne, Daisy Darling, Barbara Thornhill, Carmen
Smith, Patricia Thompson, Doreen Cleare, Stephanie
Johnson, Gloria and Louise Jones; 2 grand uncles,
Nelson Wenzel and Donald Jones; brothers-in-law:
Charles Sawyer and Raphael Seymour; 19 grand nieces
and 21 grandnephews, a host of other relatives and
friends including, Pastor and Mrs. Burrows, Pastor
Stanley and Mrs. Seymour and church family, the
Shield of Faith family, the Goodman family, Eva
Thompson, Inez, Emalar, George, the Ministry of
Agriculture staff, Louise, Lottta, Sandra, Pinchie,
Jessie, the entire Sunlight Village community, Theo,
Chino, P'nut, Quincy and Emmala.

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


: a resident of Bennett's Harbour,
Cat Island, will be held at
Church of Christ, Coconut
Grove, on Saturday at 1:00
p.m. Officiating will be Pastor
D. W. Dorsett. Interment
follows in Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads. Left to

Cherish his memory are his wife, Anita Strachan;
mother, Virginia Hepburn; father, Rev'd Isreal Hepburn
Sr.; children, Carolyn Strachan Nicolls, Patrice Strachan
Bain, Jacquelyn Strachan Baker, Michelle and Albert
Strachan and Devin Jones; grandchildren, Ricardo and
Deandra Forbes, Alexis Hepburn, Deborah, Andrew
Jr. and Antranique Bain, Shanea Strachan, Shawell
Sturrup and Sephey Desir; great grand daughter, Carlisa
Forbes; sisters, Patrice Hepburn Lewisel, Carolyn
Hepburn Brown, Louise Strachan, Alfreda Strachan,
Dorothy, Daisy, Pearl and Shirley Strachan, Debbie
Sweeting, Rev'd Majorie LaFleur and Jacklyn Hepburn;
brothers, Rev'd Israel Hepburn Jr., Philip Hepburn,
Ezra, Philip and Disney Strachan; sons-in-law,
Granville Nicolls, Andrew Bain Sr. and Roderick
Baker; daughter-in-law, Chellaine Jones; sisters-in-
law, Sharette and Sophia Hepburn; brothers-in-law,
Bernard Lewisel and Anthony Brown; numerous nieces
and nephews and other relatives and friends including,
Vincent Pierre, Cedric Burrows, Dicky and the Rolle
family, the McDonald and Bereon families and the
Bennett's Harbour community.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street.

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bnrttn e s !numral -Amw
P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

J e oa resident of Mary Ingraham
Care Centre, will be held at
4 St. Mary The Virgin Church,
Virginia Street, on Friday at
S2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
The Rev'd. Canon Warren H.
Rolle, assisted by The Rev'd
Theadore E. Hunt. Interment
follows in St. Mary's
Cemetery, Virginia Street.
She is survived by one son, Sylvester Russell of Bronx,
New York; one granddaughter, MacLisa Russell Hall-
Hawk of Atlanta, Georgia; one grand son-in-law, Ulysses
Hawk Jr.; one great-grand daughter, MonaLisa Sonia
Danielle Hawk, two great grand sons, Omar JaMario
and Obafemii .JaMeir Hawk of Atlanta, Georgia; two
first cousins, Mrs. Beryl Carroll of Miami Beach,
Florida and Mrs. Coral Huyler; numerous family
members including Russell and Teresa Carroll of
Miramar, Florida; Marva Russell-Minns, Deyane
Russell, Cecil Russell, Gregory Russell, Kenneth and
Melanie Huyler, Nurse Myrtle Hanna, Marie Hanna,
Sybil Blyden, Peter and Jeanette Bethel, Dr. Cecil and
Earla Bethel, Cyprianna and Father Fred Sheicher,
Tony and Pam Granger, Walter and Phillipa Robinson,
Shelly Collymore, Steve and Trevor McKinney, Anita
Rodgers, Keith and Nicky Worrell, and Denise Huyler
of Canada; other friends including Peter Curry, Ruth
Sands, Ethelyn Russell-Rolle of New York, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Adderley, Mrs. Olga Nash, Ruth Symonette,
Mrs. Helen Reid, Anna Colebrook, Mr. and Mrs Harold
Poitier, West Thompson, Kermit Bowe of New York,
Myra Virgill, Margo Virgill, and Magistrate Linda
Virgill; the members of Saint Mary Church; Anthony
Duvalier, and the staff and residents of the Mary
Ingraham Care Center, and the Bethel Baptist Church
Funeral arrangemetns are being handled by Demeritte's
Funeral Home.


tRock of

An; s Juneral

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax:



of Coconut Grove and
formerly of Haiti, will
be held at Calvary
Haitian Baptist
Church, West Avenue
on Saturday, June 23,
2007 at 2:30 p.m. Officiaing will be Rev.
Henri Cheri-Aime, assisted by Minister
Solimy Decius, Pastor David Eugene, Pastor
Oslet Raymonvil and other ministers of the
gospel. Interment will follow in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

He is survived by his wife, Phanisia 0 Jules,
four children, Watson, Abner, Matthieu and
Anne-Rose; one grandson, Jimmy; brothers
and sisters, Fernad and family, Mercidieu,
Vernicia and Mrs. Mernelas and family,
nephews and nieces and their families
including, Osler, Daniella, Taverne, Jadotte,
Ferdinand, Lovenie, Merline, Seradil and
Lamane; also Ketlie, Merlande, Jimmy,
TiJean and Moselie and a host of other
relatives and friends too numerous to

Friends may pay their last respect at The
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel, Wulff Road
and Pinedale on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from
1:00 p.m. until service time.



"A New Commitment To Service'


of Golden Gates #2 will be held on
Saturday at lla.m. at Voice of
Deliverance Disciple Center,
Deliverance Way, Malcolm Allotment.
Officiating will be Apostle Leon
Wallace, Assisted by Minister Edlin
Scott and Minister Calford Curry.
S" Interment will follow in Woodlawn
SGardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas
Burrows; 3 daughters, Nakera and Cantrelle "Candy" Burrows and
Vantera Sweeting; 1 son, Eduardo (Vado) Burrows; mother, Victoria
Higgs; 2 grandchildren, Quincy Jarvis Jr. and Javan Sweeting; 3 sisters,
Garderia and Melony Higgs and Cherisse Walker; 4 brothers, Austin
"Sam" Fox, Daniel, Keith and Brandon Higgs; 2 sons-in-laws, James
Sweeting and Quincy Jarvis; 12 sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Fox, Denise
and Clarinda Higgs, Melvern Pratt, Kimberlee Mcphee, Yvonne and
Jacinta Storr, Magalene, Inez, Stephanie, Christine and Remelda Burrows;
8 brothers-in-law, Arthur Higgs, Michael Walker, Kirklyn, Everick,
Zebaline and Mark Burrows, Michael Storr and Kemuel Pratt; numerous
nieces and nephews including, Kemalynn, Jameela, Kareema, Precious,
Alexis, Ashante, Vanaillian, Kalencia, Alyssa, Artmel, Brandon Jr.,
Cherrish, Apprecio, Cardenelli, Glen, Jamal, Alyssa, Artmel, Brandon
Jr. Makel,Tremel, Keith Jr., Travis and Brevonne; grand nieces, Jameisha,
Ashleigh, Nyima and Clinique; grandnephews, Tyshawn, Jahiem and
Jaden; aunts, Irene Gray and Rosella Bostwick; numerous cousins
including, Nursing Officer 1 Williamae Smith, Ruthmae Miller, Ricardo
Musgrove, Willistine and Otaine; special friends including, Apostle
Leon Wallace and the entire Church Family of Voice of Deliverance
Center, Apostle J. Rodney Roberts, Prophetess Fredricka Minus, Bishop
Lawrence Rolle, Minister Ann Collie, Denise Rolle and family, Janet
Marshall and family of Andros and Jacob Wells and family.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6p.m. on Friday and at the church from
9 a.m. on Saturday until service time.


of Cow Pen Road will be held on
.Saturday at 10a.m. at Zion South Beach
S Baptist Church, Zion Blvd., South
Beach. Officiating will be Bishop B.
Wenith Davis, assisted by Pastor Charles
T. Dorsette. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
He is survived by his mother, Eva
Johnson; 7 brothers, Clarence, Forester, Minister Clifford Johnson, Dec.
Leonard Johnson, Fredrick, Chef Edwin and Wilfred Johnson; 5 sisters,
Min Daisymae McKenzie, Margaret Pratt, Julia Colebrook, Rosann
Moss and Inez Johnson; nephews, #903 Police Corporal Patrick Johnson,
Darvin, Michael, Pilot Vance Johnson (Police Reservist), Med. Student
Jansen, Lendon, Edwin Jr., O'Neil, Omar, Wilfred Ill, Martin, Garvin
and Rev. Shawalter Johnson, Reno, Bjorn and Travis Pratt; nieces,
Prophetess Mattie Nottage, Chef D'Shanna Smith, Letita Armbrister,
Registered Nurse Daniska Moss, Alexandria, Ischer, Scherica, Shemisha,
Ebony, Clarice, Contrae, Sanue and Jade Johnson, Dejue Colebrook
and Serenna Gardiner; 2 brothers-in-law, Obie Pratt and Dwight
Colebrooke; 5 sisters-in-law, Barbara, Donalee, Altima, Miriam and
June Johnson; 6 uncles, Bertram, Solomon, Huel, Scavella and David
Johnson; 4 aunts, Nathalie Scavella, Eliza Ferguson, Mary Pratt and
Leona Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends including, Edwin
Scavella of West Palm Beach, Stanley and Felix Scavella of Miami,
Florida, Rev. Earnest Johnson. George Swann, Alvin Jr., Inspector
Patrick Johnson and Edward Johnson, Dorothy Rolle, Mae Wilson,
Delores Deveaux, Pastors from Believers Faith Outreach Ministries,
James Scavella, Inspector Clifford Moss, Jack Moss, Theresa Johnson
of New York, Valery Carey of New York, Tyrone North, The Director
and Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and other family and friends
too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale ftom 11 a.m, to 6p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at
the Church from 10 a.m. until service time.



JUNE 21, 2007, PAGE 15

"A New Commitment To- Service"
#27 Rose Street, RO.9 C.B., 12248 Palmdale, Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 2$' 4 '4209 Fax: 356-2957 24 hrs. Einergency'Service
7-,C,.ell #: 357-9151'*, Beeper: 380-1450 or 380-1117

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Hxrtulary Andnb T(rematorium
84 Blue Hill Road P.O. Box N-8161 Tel: 325-7867
Fax: 325-7867


"Dolly" FOX, 76
a resident of Big Pond Subdivision and formerly
of Deep Creek Eleuthera will be held on
Saturday, 23rd. June 2007 at St. Agnes Anglican
Church at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rector
The Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown L. Th. Ma.
J.P., Rt. Rev. Gilbert A. Thompson C.M.G,
S.Th. Ma. Rt. Rev. Laish Z. Boyd B.A. assisted
by Cannon Delano Archer, Rev. Fr. Bernard
Been. Rev. Fr. Mervin Buck Johnson and Rev.
Fr. Rodney Burrows. Interment will follow in
St. Agnes Church Cemetery. Nassau Street.

t Left to cherish her memory are her children,
Charles "Jay" and Kenneth Fox, Blanche
"Bunny" Fox-Butler, Erica Fox-Lightbourne, Frederica Fox-Wallace Nursing Officer
II AND L. Michelle Fox; Surrogate children, Camille and Gerald Stuart, Muriel
Symonette, Kimberlena Saunders, Edwina Brown, Laurel and Revis Bartlette, Cleophas
Johnson, Peter Eneas, Wendall "Duke" Smith, Wilton and Merle Thompson, brother
and sisters, Harris and Samuel Morley, Loma Sweeting, Carnetta Lee and Blanche
Morley; adopted brother, Ervin Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, Nenia Fox and
Oswald "Haggie" Lightbourne; grand-children, Cherez and Tyrone McKenzie, Chemar,
Chedaria, Kendra and Eric Fox, Laquisha Wallace, Mario. Christopher, Bruce Jr.,
George, Michael, Allyson and Biamca Butler, Lynnette and Whitfield Bain, Doral and
Andrew Rolle; great grand-children, Cherdae Fox, Shawndra and Brianna Henfield,
Christa and George Butler Jr., Dianthe and Hyrum Rolle, Samara, Simone and Tennya
Butler, Warren and Whitfield Bain Jr., Tammyann Butler, Terouche Orlando, Whitney
and Shadia Campbell and Standrae Moss; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Fox,
Ethlyn Morley, Basil Sweeting and Burlie Lee; nieces and nephews, Andrea and Wilfred
Bastian, Betty and Peter Frazier, Phiora Fox, Shirley and Quinton Gray, Melveme, Eric
and Michael Fox, Rupert Anderson, Catherine Butler, Vesco Hanna, Helen and Henry
Johnson, Kendal, Rudolph, Patsy, Kelvin, Joey and Prince Burrows, Jacqueline Morris,
Lenora and Steve Ward, Lisa and Barry Hawkins, Lavelle Rolle, Lorry, Vardo Lee,
Dwayne, Paula, Davaughn and Leslyn Morley, Sammy, Nikki, Sammy Jr., Morley and
Rochelle Sands, Tammy and Dominique Archer, Edwin, Majorie and Dellerese Morley:
god-children, Fr. Mervyn "Buck" and Cora Johnson and Christina O'Brien; caretakers,
Gloria Thompson, Angel Bonnick, Dr. Spencer Prince and Dr. Eugene Gray Sr.; cousins,
Lovely Jane Miller, Zilcus, Dell, and Sybil Thompson, Curly Wilson, Virginia Clarke,
Armenia Taylor, Rev. Vaughn P., Rev. C.J., Rev. Philip, Elizabeth and Anthony Miller,
Evelyn and Una Rolle, Marion Butler, Jestina Brown, Barbara and Charlie Meronard
and Wilfred Sweeting and a host of other relatives and friends including, Julia and Tom
Roberts, Lillian Gibson, Eloise and Leroy Armbrister. Elfreda and D'Yanza Burrows,
Louise Adderlet, Harriet Minns, Marilyn and Courtney Strachan Jr., Sybil and Courtney
Strachan Sr., Agnes Albury, Rose and Osborne King, Agatha Williams, Veronica Cooper,
Patricia Mitchell, Joseph and Paula Brown, Gloria Strachan, William "Bill" Wallace,
Dorothy Bastian, Michelle Bostwick, Jonna Cambridge, Dr. Karen Barrette, Livingstone
Bostwick, Althea Conliffe, Sybil Johnson, Troy, TJ and Gia Duncanson, Melvise and
Arthur Skippings, Mary and Maxwell Lightbourne, Pearl Bastian, Marsha Murray, Kim
and Dexter Bodie, Lewis Colebrooke, Rosina Archer, Jeslyn Mackey, Gerald, Barbara,
Elaine, Simone and Gerald Sawyer, Marsha Bain, Barbara Wallace, Godfrey Bannister,
Preston Ferguson, Derek and Annamae Flowers, Patrice and Rosemary Archer, Nigel
Brown-Rolle, Charlotte Wells, Nicola and Theresa Hamilton. Cherylee Pinder, Dorothy
Gibbons, The Strachans, Henry and Gina Dean, Paula Cunningham, Carla Palmer, Opal
Roach, Vaughn Albury, Willard Fox, Ismae Nairn, Charles Miller, Avis Sands, Elsie
Strachan, Rose Thompson, Shelagh Strachan, Dr. Philip Thompson, Suffragan Bishop
Gilbert Thompson, Co-adjutor Bishop Laish Boyd, Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown,
Mrs. Olga and Fr. Bernard Been, Fr. Rodney Burrows, St. Agnes Senior Choir, St.
Agnes Anglican Church Woman and Vestry, Fr. Delano and Agatha Archer, Vestry and
Members of Epiphany Anglican Church, The Ministry of Tourism, BNP Paribas
(Bahamas) Limited, Water and Sewerage Corp., Percy 'Vola' Francis and the Shell
Saxon Superstars. Staff of Robert Smith Ward and the Sandilands Rehabilitation, Nurses
of Female Medical II & ICU, Princess Margaret Hospital, Cameron Street and Big
Pond Communities and Sweeting's Colonial Mortuary and families.
The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's Colonial Mortuary and
Crematorium. #84 Blue Hill Rd. from 11.00am on Friday until 6.00pm and on Saturday
from 9.00 am. at the church until service time.



#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773


will be held on Saturday, June
23rd, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., at St.
Paul's Baptist Church, Bernard
Road, Fox Hill. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming JP.
assisted by Pastor H.A. Roe
and Bishop Hubert Pin'
Interment follows in Woot

Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to mourn his passing are, his mother, Lorraine
Rhodenwalt; sister, Geannine; brothers, Bernard, Kevin,
Claude and Herbert; nieces, Alicia, Keshie, Adama,
Bianca, Belinda, Lorraine, Janice, Telsine, Lyndale,
Tessa, Dellareese, Moira, Tonya and Tamika; nephews,
Jason and Bernard Jr.; sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Pinder,
Sylvia Sweeting and Marsha Young; aunt, Idell Lord;
other sisters, Louise Lord Rigby and Berthamae Lord;
numerous relatives and friends including, Pastor J. Carl
Rahming and Minister Evangeline Rahming, Deacon
Eddie and Monica Rahming, the Choirs and Congregation
of St. Paul's Baptist Church, Fox Hill, Clarington Johnson,
Vera Pinder, Lloyd Bowleg, Angela Adderley, Kenneth
Black, Iva Culmer, Leonie Hepburn, Maureen Gardiner,
Pastor H.A. Roach and family, Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Antonio and family, Archie, Pastor Leonard Johnson and
members of Centreville Seventh Day Adventist Church
Choir and Congregation, Rev. Etienne Bowleg and
members of The Parish of the Most Holy Trinity, Ethel
Butler, Agnes Nairn, Louise Adderley, Bishop Hubert
Pinder and other relatives and friends too numerous to
Basil has left an enormous legacy for others to pattern
and emulate. He will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at
Newbold Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins
Street off Market and East Streets, on Friday from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the church from 12:30
p.m. until service time.

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



of High Rock, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday, June 23,
2007 at Emmanuel Baptist
Church, High Rock at 2:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Lawrence
Pinder, assisted by Rev. Beechum
Roberts and Minister Zeldon
Roberts. Interment will follow in
the High Rock Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish her precious memory are her husband for 55 years,
Mr. Ezekiel Pinder; one son, Raymond Pinder; four grandchildren,
Raymond Jr. and Rashad Pinder, Canaan Forbes and Shakira Hall;
one sister, Florence Ingraham, one brother, Floyd Smith; four
stepchildren; seven adopted children, Dorenda Pratt, Shannon
Deal, Shantel Lundy, Shannierr, Torez, Rashad and J.R. Pinder;
17 nieces, Ellamae and Sandra Roberts, Sheila Laing, Nora and
Jamie Ingraham, Eudell and Rochelle Bevans, Geraldine Pratt,
Clarajane Feaster, Paulette Aranah, Winnifred Saunders, Melanie
White, Donna Thurston, Karen Fowler, Lolita Cooper, Manvella
and Natasha Smith; 12 nephews, Reuben Wildgoose, Joseph
Roberts, Wellington and Willis Ingraham, Pat, Leroy and Alex
Bevans, Tony, Kevin, Calvin, Antoine and Buggy Smith; mother-
in-law, Olive Pinder; three brothers-in-law, Rev. Lawrence,
Clifford and Reginald Pinder; seven sisters-in-law, Denece Smith,
Edith Williams, Maedella Simmons, Elizabeth Pinder-Bain,
Theresia, Rosemary and Elaine Pinder; 10 adopted grandchildren;
41 nieces-in-law, especially Beverly Missick, Roslyn Saunders,
Dorie Cooper, Janet Laing, -Lovette Munnings, Shirlene Cooper,
Shaniqua Bartlette, Ericka Roberts,.Jennifer Pinder and Amytress
Wildgoose; 35 nephews-in-law, especially Minister Zeldon, Axcel
and Roylyn Simmons, Jeffrey Jarvis and Janice Pinder; 12
grandnieces; 15 grandnephews; 27 grandnieces-in-law; 19 grand
nephews-in-law; 18 cousins, Blossom Munnings, Washington,
Valarie, Alice and Blossom Smith, Clara Walker, Brenda Simms,
Sheila Johnson, Elkanah and Orie Walker, Epsie Swain, Winnifred,
Raymond, Wellington and Nicey Pinder, Roy Cooper, Teston
Laing and Herman Russell; seven godchildren, Kathleen Baillou,
Carolie Pinder, Susan and Carolyn Roberts, Shaniqua Bartlette,
Telisa Rolle and Chrystal Adderley.

A host of other relatives and friends including Susie Davis, Annie

Pinder, Esther Roberts, Loretta Mather, Vergie Baillou, Betty
Newman, Dorcas Mitchell, Aldreda Roberts, Mary, Ruthmae,
Vernmie, Eva Bartlette and family, Benny Roberts, Natasha Darville,
Geleta Knowles, Rosetta Kemp. Rose Cooper, Horatio and Hazel
Baillou, Dr. Marcus Bethel, Russell Franks, Senator Pleasant
Bridgewater, Nadine and Marilyn Pinder; Roberts, Bridgewater,
Baillou, Pritchard and Rolle families; nurses, Cheryl Bain, Rachael
Rolle, Stubbs and Dr. Khan; Emmanuel Baptist Church family
and the entire East-End Community.

Family will recieve friends at Russell's and Pinder's Funeral
Home, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, June 22, 2007 from 1:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time at
the church in High Rock, Grand Bahama.


of Hepburn Town, Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama will be held on
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 1:00
p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
l Witnesses, Comet Road Freeport,
Grand Bahama. Officiating will be
l. Brother Allison Dean. Interment
will follow in Harbour West
Cemetery, Eight Mile Rock.

She is survived by her parents, Jornis Louis and Lavanette
Cherelus; one brother, Rodesonne, one sister, Orline; grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cherelus; adoptive parents Harrington and
Carol Mallory; uncles/granduncles and their families, Jean Plasaic,
Jean Desir Vilnaigre, Oscigene, Jean Baptiste, Phillope, Antoine
Francois, Maze, Yvon, Max Louis (Miami), Olondieu, Razalva,
Telijene Louis, Johnnie Francois; aunts/grandaunts, Josette, Marie,
Marthe, Rosalie, Rosekerline Cherelus, Mme Robert Nelffrord,
Elize Francois, Yvonne Cherelus, Roselene, Leoni, Sandra Louis
and Jeannie; cousins, Linda, Wendy, Gretta, Tiffany, Tamara,
Dominique Francois and family, Dave, and Rodni and a host of
other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's Funeral
Home, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, June 22, 2007 from 1:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. and from 12:00 noon to service time at the church.

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


Pinder's funerafHonme
"Service Beyond Measure'
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 CELL: 357-3617

of Ethel Street, Montell Heights
and formerly of St. Louis du
Nord, Haiti will be held on
Saturday, June 23rd 2007 at
2:00p.m. at Metropolitan Church
Of The Nazarene, East Street.
Officiating will be Pastor Nelson
Pierre assisted by Other
Ministers of The Gospel.
Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Left to mourn her passing is her: Husband: George: Nelson;
(8) Daughters: Lucienne Almonor, Ghislaine "Christine"
Paul, Rosemary Nelson, Ginette, Falestin, Claudette Pierre,
Lucy George & Marie Nelson; (4) Sons: Wallace George,
Wilson, Perry & Anthony Nelson; (4) Adopted Children:
Stacy Genoure, Michelyn Pierre, Dora Bain & Guerla
Guerrier; (5) Sons-in-law: Magloire Gilbert Paul, Silerin
Sylvain, Johnny Pierre, Frankie Choute & Theo; (1) Daughter-
in-law: Jackie Nelson; (21) Grandchildren: Dorick, Perry
& Inarri Nelson, Lucinda, Lukita, Amanda, Victoria, Dereck
& Davonte Sylvain, Shaquille & Shacara Paul, Tenasia,
Leonardo, John Jr., Shanice, Bradley, Contessa, Kasey &
Tyshious Pierre, Wallecia George & Terrelle McPhee all of
St. Louis Nord, Haiti; (4) Sisters: Tmmakila Noveus, Adrienne
Almonor, Lavie Noveus & Nannalia Noveuse; (2) Nephews:
Jason & Jerry Paul; (3) Nieces: Guinave, Shohoka & Nakisha,
(5) Cousins: Slavie, Nedy, Lenel all of St. Louis Nord, Haiti
& Gilbert Gustave of Miami, Fla and a host of other relatives
and friends including: Sonny Morley & Family, Sandra
McPhee & family, Marie Vercine & family, the McKenzie:
& Morley families, Alphonso Johnson, Ronald Renar &
family, Alteme & family, Kela & family, Lizette & family,
Tabitha Rolle & family, Michelyn Almonor & family, the
staff of Dr. B. V. Tynes Medical Centre, Pastor Nelson Pierre
and the church family or Metropolitan Church of The
Nazarene, the entire Montell Heights, Coco Plum and Key
West Street Communities.

Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL HOME
#244 Market Street on Friday, June 22nd from 1:00pm to
6:00pm and on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00am to 12:00
noon and from 1:00pm at the church until service time.

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of Sea Breeze Lane, who died
at the Princess Margaret
Hospital on Tuesday June 12th
2007, will be held at St.
Matthews Anglican Church
Shirley Street on Friday June
22nd, 2007 at 2:00pm. Burial
will be in Wood Lawn Gardens
Soldier Road. Father James
Moultrie, Father Don Haynes

Left to cherish Peter's memory are, wife, Pearlette Harding;
step-children, Sabrina, Christa and Alex Lowe; parents,
Bruce and Una Harding; brothers, Shane, Reginald, Sean
and Jeremy Harding; sisters, Marita and Sharon Lowe,
Karen Darville, Janet Knowles and Connie Harding;
sisters-in-law, Linda and Dellerese Harding; brothers-in-
law, Thomas and Jay Lowe, Maxwell Darville, Geoffrey
Knowles and Donovan Simms; parents-in-law, Egbert
and Etta Rolle; nieces, Laurie, Leah and Jessica Lowe,
Shelley Darville, Mandy, Melissa and Melinda Harding,
Joanne and Amy Knowles and Paige Hanna; nephews,
Leslie Darville, Craig Lowe, Sheldon Knowles, Adam,
Christopher, Jeremy Jr. and Nicholas Harding; aunts,
Lillian Fox, LaGloria Knowles, Eunice Wells, Cassandra
Moree and Rosie Harding, uncles, Harry and Franklin
Harding; cousins, Clinton and Jason Harding, Andrew,
Dennis, Alton, Carol, Melanie and Marie Fox, Kathlin
Ferguson, Brenda Wert, Janice Maura, Margaret Fox,
Durward, Roland, Rodney, Antanasio and Jennifer
Knowles, Joyce Pinder, Percy, David and Vernal Fox,
Paul, Derral, Ricky, Dennis and Anthony Wells, Rosalie
Wells-Fawkes, Paula Wells, Deborah Kemp and Kathleen
Cartwright, Audley, Jerry, Jeffery, Leslie, Scott and Ricky
Harding, other relatives and friends, Arlene Harding,
Beverley Harding, Tarji Harding, Newell, Gloria and
Aaron Roberts and numerous other relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects on Thursday June
21st, 2007 at Pinders Funeral Home Palmdale Ave.,
Palmdale from 5:00pm until and 7:30pm.

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

of Garden Hills #1, and formerly of
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, will be held
on Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 at 2:30
p. m. at The Church of God of
.4 Prophecy East Street Tabernacle,
East Street and Sunlight Village.
Officiating will be Bishop Elgamet
B. Rahming, Bishop Ghaly S.
Swann, and Minister Dwight L.
Ferguson. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.
She will be greatly missed by her Father: Rev. Burk Culmer,
J. P., Mother: Patsy Culmer, Four Brothers: Clayton, Jacob,
Solomon, and Newton Culmer, Four Sisters: Virginia
Woodside, Emma Culmer, Christine Richards, and Wendy
Miller, Four Sisters-in-law: Shena, Barbara, Merhandoh and
Renea Culmer, Two Brothers-in-law: Norman Richards and
Devaughn Miller, Nieces and Nephews: Thaddeus Culmer,
Derek Nottage, Anthony and Isaac Emmanuel Woodside,
Newton Jr., Naeton and Tonnae Culmer, Jonathan, Elizabeth,
Phillip, James and Jeremy Culmer, Nicholas Dixon, Nathan
and Benjamin Richards, Sapphire, Jacinth and Solomon
Culmer, Keithra Bowleg, Clayeisha, Shanne and Joseph
Culmer, Two Uncles: Rudolph Culmer and Stanton Chea,
Five Aunts: Shirley Allen, Elsie Lotmore, Patsy P. Culmer,
Sonia Chea, and Sarah McPhee, and a host of other Relatives
and Friends including: Jessica and Anthony Saunders, Sheila
Douglas, Prodesta Moore, Jennifer, Derek and Lionel Lotmore,
Barry, Billy, Donnie, Basil, Samuel, Jeffrey Allen and Bridgette
Stuart, Sylvia Collier, Jackie of Miami, Fl., Bishop Ghaly and
Angela Swann, Bishop Elgarnet and Jacqueline Rahming and
Family, Pastor Dwight and Pamela Ferguson, Pastor Timothy
and Deanne Johnson, Annamae and Andy Cunningham, Natash
Jones, Nathasha Cleare, Alda Williams, Dr. Barbara Williams,
Church of God of Prophecy Elizabeth Estates Family, Church
of God of Prophecy Hollywood, Florida Family, Bishop
Sameul Alleyne, Pastor Dianne Coverley, Pastor Phalmon
Ferguson, Dr. Jennifer Deveaux, Norell Williams, Jennifer
Pedican, Roll n' Oil Field, Canada, Crime Watch of Garden
Hills, and Michelle and Amanda Culmer.
Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and
Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m.
and then again at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p. m.
until service time.

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

DEAN, 64

of #25 Swillett Place, Freeport, Grand
Bahama and formerly of Laramus,
Turks & Caicos Island, will be held on
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 at 2pm at
the Pro-Cathedral of Christ The King
Church, East Atlantic Drive and
Pioneers Way, Freeport, Grand
._ Bahama. Officiating will be the Rev'd
Canon Harry Bain; assisted by the
Rev'd Curtis Robinson and the Rev'd Tellison Glover. Interment
will follow at the Grand Bahama Memorial Park, Frobisher Driver,
Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Awaiting his resurrection are his devoted wife, Shirley; one son,
Sean Othniel; six daughters, Donnalee, Donnell, Marcia, Melissa,
Tanya, Nekola; two sons-in-law, Cannon, Sherman; his grand
children, Amado, Amanda, Kevnika, Trae, Karon, Kayla, Racquel,
Orel, Dontae, Denae, Ryna, Mia, Myles, Renauldo Jr. (RJ), Renadia,
Kennadi, Onan (OJ), Keshan, Autumn; his great-grandchildren,
Karonique, Shanell, Makaya, J'mari, Garvin, Raven, Paige, Ajhai,
Reshae, Jayquell; three sisters, Irene Lightbourne of New
Providence, Marcia Hall of Turks & Caicos, Roslyn Simmons of
Turks & Caicos; nine brothers, Bradley Gibbs, Hilton Dean,
Reggie Dean, Ethan Dean, Dudley Smith of Turks & Caicos, John
Thompson of Turks & Caicos, Kenneth Dean of Turks & Caicos,
Calvin Dean of Turks & Caicos and Eric Dean Jr. of Turks &
Caicos; ten sisters-in-law, Louis Gibbs, Rachel Dean, Janet Dean,
Patsy Thompson of Turks & Caicos, Rose Marie Dean of Turks
& Caicos, Mary Dean, Flexie Hall, Oleta Jones, Lillian Palmer,
Dorothy Johnson; three brothers-in-law, Arnold Simmons, Fred
Jones, Chris Johnson; three aunts, Helen Dean, Liza Stubbs, Gerty
Forbes of Middle Caicos; two uncles, George Dean of Florida,
Douglas Dean of Florida; nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends,
Terrance and Sheila Sands and family, Debbie Hall, Brett Toote,
Alfred and Mary Brennen, Pastor Paul and Ann Scavella, Ann
Albury, Kayshala Ramsey, Dorothea Rolle, Lawrence and Eleanor
Palmer, Dale and Carleta Carolina, The Jervis family, Louis and
Shirley Thurston, Baldwin and Ann Darling, Vincent Dean,
Renauldo Dean (Sr.), Olive Rolle, Ida Dean, Una Cooper, Immacula
Smith, Mavis Grant, Ena Cooper, Annie Lightbourne, Angela
Bell, Angela Hanna, Bert and Delores Duncanson, Obediah Rolle,
Rashan Davis, Jerome Russell, Kirk Smith, Joe and Velma Haid,
Christine Outten, Elsiemae Lindsey, Daniel Kemp, Beulah

McDonald, Dr. Ras Jah Roopi, Dr. Leviticus Rolle, all who donated
blood, all who telephoned and visited, his friends and taxi drivers
on the line, Pastor Michael and Lynn Smith and the Freeport
Seventh-Day-Adventist Church Deaconesses and Congregation,
the officers and members of Pro Cathedral Christ the King Church,
Rand Memorial Hospital Doctors and Nurses, Princess Margaret
Hospital Doctors and Nurses especially Nurse Carter, Nurse
Whymns, Nurse Watkins, Sister Williams, Mr Zhivargo Laing
MP for Marco City, and other relatives and friends too numerous
to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" of Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Limited, #11-A East Coral Road,
Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday from 10am to 6pm and at the
church on Saturday from 1pm until service time.


of McLeans Town, Grand Bahama will
be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at
11am at the New Emmanuel Baptist
Church, McLeans Town, Grand
Bahama. Officiating will be Reverend
Edwin Pinder. Cremation will follow.

-I "" ...... His memories will always be cherished
by his mother, Laverne Thomas; father, Clarence Wilchcombe;
grandmother, Mable Thomas; three sisters, Juanita McDonald,
Keturah Ferguson and Janae Thomas; three brothers, Charleson
Thomas, Keno McDonald and Brian McDonald; five aunts, Madlyn
Burrows, Deaconess Curlene Laing, Melissa Wilchcombe, Geleta
Pinder and Eva Thomas; five uncles, Mervin Thomas, Minister
Joe Thomas, Norlar Thomas, Police Constable 3195 Aaron
Wilchcombe and Lawrence Laing. Other relatives and friends
include, Nurse Rachel Rolle (his best cousin), Arnold Pinder, Hon.
Kenneth Russell (MP for High Rock), Senator Pleasant Bridgewater,
Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, Rev. Edwin and Alma Pinder and
family, Inez Thomas, Vernette Thomas and the entire community
of East End and West End, Grand Bahama.

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



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

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


MOSS, 29

of Freeport, Grand Bahama will
be held on Saturday, June 23,
2007 at 11am at Solid Rock of
The Nazarene, East Settler's Way,
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev. Hilton
H. Outten, assisted by Minister
Leslie Phillips.

Maria Smith, Marilyn Clarke, Audry Arnette, Adrien, Solid
Rock of the Nazarene family and the Hanna Hill, Malibu
Reef, Mayaguana and Exuma Communities.

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


Precious memories will always linger in the hearts of his
daughter, Rivera Destiny Moss; mother, Brenetta Beckles-
Andrews; father, Glen Moss; grandmother, Emmaline Moss;
adopted mother, Eulease McDonald; seven brothers, Kendrick
Smith Sr., Jamal, Traveno, Kayuse, Rashad, Glen Jr. and
Tristan Moss; eight sisters, Glenda, Shaneka, Glendina,
Syanka and Meisha Moss, Phalicia, Brittany and Brianca
McDonald; ten uncles, Cyril, George Sr. "Leslie" and Delvin
Beckles, Liston, Virlent, Wilfred Jr., Anthone, Emroy
(bestfriend) and Jefferson Moss and Patrick McDonald:
twelve aunts, Dorcus Roberts, Angela, Sybilane, Annie and
Katie Beckles, Stephanie and Patricka Moss, Crecetha Brice,
Jessie Barr, Winnifred Brooks, Susan Charlton and Sharona
Williamson; two nephews, Kendrick Smith Jr. and Tamarzio
Moss; two nieces, Jahnique and Travonia Moss; grand aunt,
Gertrude Beckles-Powell and a host of cousins, Denise, Sean,
Baltron, Anastacia, Audra, Dwayne, Sherine. Malinda, Orien,
Denise, Delvin, Shamarra, Reberto, Dexter. Denetra, Cornell,
Zhivargo, Leslyn, Edwin, George Jr., Brakell, Athral and
Delvonae; fifty paternal cousins, special friends, Tri.'ia
Charles Smith and Annika Beckles, Anishka, Hendria, Brenda
Butler, Quincy, Benson, James, Shango, Stanley, Dwayne,
Michael, Floyd, Jarad, Rolanda, Janette Moss, Cardison
Andrews, the Andrews' family, Anthony McDonald of Ft.
Lauderdale, Vernon Fowler, Rev. Hilton Outten and family,
Loretta Jones and family, Dorothy Colebrook and family,


of Cooper's Town, Abaco, died at the Rand Memorial Hospital,
Grand Bahama on Saturday, June 16th, 2007.

She is survived by one daughter, Estella Cooper; ten
grandchildren, one son-in-law, Rev'd Archilus Cooper; one
adopted son, Donald Adderley and two adopted daughters,
Alvera Pritchard and Muriel Poitier.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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of Munson Village, will be held
on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at
Johnson Park Seventh Day
Adventist Church, Farrington
Road. Pastor Leroy A. Sewell
will officiate and interment will
follow in The Old Trail Cemetery,
Abundant Life Road.

Precious memory are held by his
devoted wife, Sophia Munroe; two daughters, Olivia and
Marilyn Munroe; four sons, Delano, Brandon and Kelson
Munroe and Nadio Rolle; one step-son, Hakeem Williams;
one grandchild, Nakeisha; four sisters, Wanda, Monique,
Arnette and Kendra Munroe; four brothers, Tyrone, Elvis,
Van and Desmond Munroe; seven aunts, Ruth Clarke,
Leceita McPhee, Myrtis Deleveaux, Natalie Evans, Curleen
Major, Carolyn Curry and Nurse Milda Ferguson; eight
uncles, Randolph and Ralph Curry, Ernest, James, Freddie,
Arlington and L-wis Munroe, Wilfred Ferguson and George
Evans; 12 nephews,' seven nieces; four grandaunts, Icelyn
and Nelly Butler, Merle Durham and Everlina Lloyd; five
sisters-in-law; numerous relatives and friends including,
Sybil and Harry Munroe, A l'lene Cooper, Janice Ferguson,
Nehemiah and Lyden Clarke, Ttevor Taylor, Barry McPhee,
Philip and Nathaniel Munroe, Philip and Phyllis Clarke,
Inez Miller, Harcourt Rolle Jr., Mark and Margo Major,
Edward and Ricky Evans, Tberevis and Verginia Deleveaux,
Theresa Munroe, Brendalee and Pearline Munroe, Franklyn
and Greg Ferguson, Genice and Earline Rolle, Tracey Bowe,
Kevin, Andrew and Davy Rolle, Claudius LaFleur and
family, Yverlton Cox and family, Francina Wells and family,
Daphne Evans, Bursel Duvalier, Solomon and Sydonne
Brown, Savaletha Rolle of Mt. Thompson, Exuma, Valria,
Bethsheba, Loran and Maria Ferguson of The Forest, Exuma,
Lavada Larrimore, Christine McPhee, Dr. Dionne Dames,
the patients and staff of The Dialysis Unit, Accident and
Emergency staff, staff of The Ocean Club Golf Course, the
staff of Cable Bahamas Limited and the entire community
of Munson Village.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel
of Memories Commonwealth Funeral Home, Independence
Drive on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Saturday
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday at the church
from 1:00 p.m. to service time.

In loving

memory of

Olivia Virginia


November 15,
Died: June

I am now
at home in
All's so
happy, all so ../
There is per-
fect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief are over
Every restless tossing past
I am now at peace forever
Safely home in heaven at last
Sadly missed by her mother,
Virginia Moncur; her children,
Ren6e and Felip6; her brother,
sisters and a host of relatives and
friends. May she rest in peace.

FROM page 26

vide resources for them to begin the
annulment process.
Can we cleanse lepers? The ques-
tion we have to answer is who are the
lepers in our lives? It could be the
individual at work that constantly is
getting under our skin. It could be
the neighbour up the streetwho
seemingly forever has nagged our
children or has constantly criticized
us because they don't like our dog. It
could be that brother-in-law who has
been on our case from the; first day
we met. What can we do?
Sometimes the best way to handle
people like this is to kill them with
kindness. We can simply smile or
off'; ., help 'hem with a project.
Perh:ips we could send them a greet-
ing card, surprise them in some way
that causes them to ask why is this
person being so kind to me. We can
present ourselves to these people as
true followers of Christ. someone
who is willing to clear the air, make
amends, and try to begin a new rela-
Can we drive out demons? The
answer is ves. Sometimes those

FROM page 27
Witnesses did last year when they
invited people to attend the
"Deliverance at Hand!" district con-
vention. That distribution met with
great success, contributing to a siz-
able increase in convention atten-
dance worldwide compared with that
of the previous year.
The 30 local witness congregations
will be giving energetic support to
this united, global advertising activi-
ty for convention programmes that
will be held over the course of the
next few months in over 150 lands.
The Witnesses hope for an even
greater attendance this year since the
programme will be devoted to exam-
ining what the Bible really teaches
about Jesus and what scriptural basis
there is for determining who true
Christians are today.
There are close to 100,000 congre-
gations of Jehovah's Witnesses
throughout the world. Local
Witnesses hope you will accept their
invitation to come with them to
"Follow the "Christ!". They are con-
fident that all in attendance will ben-
efit from being there.
For more information, contact
Allison A Dean, telephone (242) 325-

demons are in us and all about us.
There're the things that cause us
from being the best person we can
be. It could be those inner feelings
that constantly cause us to see the
negative side of life. Perhaps we are
constantly seeing the glass as half
empty instead of always half full. The
demons could be feelings that can
cause us to fall into various states of
depression. What can we do?
Obviously we can seek profession-
al counseling, we can advise family
and friends. However, because we
are members of the Church, baptized
into the faith, we can many times rely
on the gift of faith to help us through
those difficult times. Many times
prayer is a good way to rid ourselves
of those demons.
Christ is calling us to do His work
now on earth. The beautiful thing
that we have going for us as members
of the Church on earth is our diversi-
ty. We all have different talents. We
all have different abilities to accom-
plish the work Our Lord has entrust-
ed to us. Jesus, whether we realize it
or not, sends us out to cure the sick,
raise the dead, cleanse lepers and
drive out demons.

'Be my disciple'

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 PG 23

'Witchcraft in the Church!'

One area of deception that the enemy
seems to have an everlasting strong-
hold over the church is witchcraft.
It's through ignorance that many well educated,
super spiritual, self proclaimed bible scholars
within the church are of the view and have associ-
ated the term witchcraft with those who practice
sorcery, black magic, etc. It's through this level of
ignorance that our churches, homes and the
nation are perishing.

For some strange reason many leaders, and
especially religious church-folk, believe that
because they can come together in a time of
prayer and call on the name of Yeshuwa Messiah
(Jesus the Christ), that Father Yahweh is suppose
to move on their behalf. To these persons and
mind-sets I would be considered the bearer of
bad news, after exposing this deceptive witchcraft
spirit, and that's fine by me.
The prophet Elijah was considered bad news by
the government, and most assuredly our Lord and
Saviour Yeshuwa Messiah was also considered
bad news by the two strongest earthly forces of
his day, the government and the religious commu-
nity, therefore I'm honoured to be considered as
bad news.

Watch how God sees witchcraft:
I Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and
idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the
LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Now! I know that the deep, religious church-
folks would say that this scripture applied only to
King Saul at the time. How foolish of them.
In the cycle of the church we've had many
movements or hours; we've had the prophetic
hour, the apostolic hour, the evangelistic, etc; and
now here we are today where everybody is talk-
ing Kingdom.
The scripture says of Yeshuwa Messiah that
He's Lord of lords and King of kings. If we are
talking about His kingdom being established here
in the earth, then who are these kings that He's
King over? Is it not the saints of His church? But
we would always be rejected by Him, because our


churches are filled with rebellious, stubborn reli-
gious men and women and this extends from the
pulpit straight to the door.
Therefore, whenever we hear of and think
about the words witch/witchcraft, before we run
quickly to judge and condemn others let's exam-
ine ourselves first. Because God sees rebellion as
witchcraft and stubbornness as iniquity and idola-
try of which the church is filled. It dose not mat-
ter how much the church prays for prosperity, for
God's favour and unity; the result will always be
futile as God "don't bless any mess".

Most of the stuff that these church-folks are
receiving and calling God's blessing are not of
Him. For the blessings of the Lord maketh rich
and adds no sorrow. Proverbs 10:22

Remember! The new big house which was
said to be God's blessings, but is now in foreclo-
sure and you've got a lot of financial sorrows as a

Remember! That woman or man whom
you've walked down the aisle with, and along
with your bishop, apostle, pastor and your reli-
gious church-folks, you said was a blessing from
the Lord; but now here you are in the divorce
court, because you two have had more fights than
Mike Tyson.

There are many other scenarios that can be
pointed out here and the root cause for most of
them would be some form of rebellion or stub-
bornness. Yes! Your superstar religious leader
may have laid hands on you and spoken a word of
agreement over your situation: but God is not
moved by big name preachers and ministries as
we are. For He exalts His word above His name,
and He will never go against His word, for He
and His word are one.

This rebellious spirit has its roots so deep with-
in our churches that the religious folks are even
using the scriptures to hide and justify their rebel-
lion. In order to get their way in the church and
homes these witches and idol worshippers can
often be heard saying how they are so "steadfast
and unmovable, abounding in the work of the
Lord." (I Corinthian 15:58), but little do these
folks know that their labour is in vain as it relates
to the Kingdom of God.
The spirit of rebellion has brought about such a
division among the church and leaders resulting
in hundreds of powerless churches throughout the
Bahamas and much more to come. The church
today is almost like the fast food eateries in that it
is now being set-up as financial franchised busi-
nesses. If this move is not of the devil, then you
tell me what is?
The witchcraft in the church is so subtle and
deceptive in that the family which makes up the
church is being destroyed as a result of rebellion
and stubbornness.

For more of this teaching join Pastor
Brendalee and I along with the family of Kingdom
Minded Fellowship Center Int'l, every Sunday
Morning @ 10:30am and Thursday Nights @
7:30pm at The Bishop Michael Eldon High School
Auditorium. For questions or comments contact us
via e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or ph 351-

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PG 24 Thursday, June 21, 2007


The Tribune

'Be my


THE gospel message from
Matthew gives us the account of
Jesus commissioning the 12 men
whom He has chosen, and giving
them the charge to continue the
work He began here on -earth.
Matthew tells us that these were
the first people who were author-
ized to spread the 'Good News' to
the lost sheep of the house of
Israel. Jesus charges the 12 to go
out and cure the sick, raise the
dead, cleanse lepers and drive our
Just imagine yourself lucky
enough to be selected by Jesus
Himself to be one of the 12, but
then you are given the assignment
to go and cure the sick, raise the
dead, cleanse lepers and drive out
demons. The question I have is
this, did Jesus really mean for
them to actually do. all these
things? How could these 12 men,
fishermen, tradesmen, common
folk, including a tax collector, and
even the one who would betray
Jesus, how were these men capa-
ble of accepting these assign-
Down through history, Jesus has
chosen unlikely people to do
seemingly impossible tasks. We
can pick up the book, 'The Lives
of the Saints' and find numerous
examples of common, ordinary
people who responded to God's
call. The Church, throughout its
history, has had regular, ordinary
people performing what might be
considered impossible tasks simply
because they responded to Christ
and His teachings. People like
Joan of Arc, Maximilian Kolbe,
Theresa of the Child of Jesus, and
Elizabeth Ann Seton are just a few
examples of people who respond-
ed when they were called to
spread the 'Good News' to others.
Jesus is now calling us. We are
just like the 12 whom He chose.
We now have the responsibility to
cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse lepers, and drive out
demons. We accepted this call, this
responsibility, at our baptisms. But
the question we immediately ask

ourselves is how in the world do
we cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse lepers and drive out
Can we cure the sick? Yes, we
can help cure those who are sick.
We can help to provide for physi-
cal, psychological, or spiritual ail-
ments. We can be 'Care Givers' by
assisting those in need. It could be
simple things, like making an
appointment with a physician or
providing transportation to a
physician's office. Perhaps it could
involve something more compli-
cated by administering care at
your home or the home of the
individual that is ill. We might be
required from time to time to pro-
vide simple, one on one consoling
to someone who is depressed so
that person may find the inner
strength that he or she needs to
make a decision enabling them to
help themselves to return to their
daily activities.
How can we raise the dead?
Well, taken literally, we know this
is impossible, but sometimes peo-
ple are dead in their faith. We can
provide spiritual assistance to
those who are dead in their faith
experience. Perhaps it is someone
who has fallen away from the faith
because of a simple misunder-
We can be instruments of hope
to someone who might think
returning to God is hopeless.
Sometimes it is as simple as
answering a question about the
faith, providing information that
will help heal that person of their
spiritual illness. Perhaps the per-
son is dead spiritually because
they were involved in a marriage
that ended in a divorce. We can
provide information to help them
understand their rights as a
divorced person and if they are in
need of an annulment we can pro-

SEE page 22

Coping with


The human mind is so
interesting when it comes
to how we think. It is not
unusual to be on a cruise
or staying in an all inclusive luxury
resort and find oneself thinking
about wasted food in a starving
world, or such creature comforts
enjoyed by some, while others
struggle to survive.
Similarly, when we visit a home
with broken floor boards and
unpainted walls, it is so natural to
want to do instant repairs, to make
it a more attractive and comfortable
place for those who reside inside:
Pretty curtains at the windows,
fresh paint on the walls, flowers
along the pathway and food in the
empty cupboards.
How is it that some parts of the
world have it so hard with droughts,
famines and plagues, and other
parts have access to untold
resources and economic opportuni-
ties? What does it all mean, con-
cerned adults ask themselves?
The thoughtful child ponders
these questions and some adoles-
cents agonize over them too. Right
here at home we see the rise and
fall of families with such different
goals to pursue. If you could wave a
magic wand what would you like to
see: Everyone with a simpler life-
style or all of God's people rolling
in luxury?
I read of a coal-miner who was
honoured by the queen for some
act of bravery. He went to London
to be entertained at the palace but
was obviously uncomfortable with
what he felt he had to be. He was
happy to get back to his humble
home and be with his family. The
prince, the story says, was accus-
tomed to a royal lifestyle as it was
quite normal for him to see. Our
preferences vary but for the most
part, people want contentment and
goodness to be not the exception,
but the rule.
When we come before the Lord
in prayer we bring our raised con-
sciousness. How can we forget the
squalor and pain and abject misery?
Are we not moved to say "Lord.
my God, what is Your plan for Your
world? Lord, my God, let me be
used to right some wrong, or to
bless some soul, to brighten some-

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"Look around you and
take note of the contrasts
that you see and decide
to help your Lord and
Saviour include you in
the unfolding of the
Kingdom victory."

Rev A B Palacious

one's day, as I make my way along
life's road."
We may not have all of the
answers when we start out on the
journey of love, but each step of the
way, each stop on the path, God
will show us how love can relieve
someone's distress with wisdom
from above.
One thing we cannot do is shrug
our shoulders and walk away, say-
ing, "that is just how life is. I have
no real part to play." To see and to
feel is the beginning of social
change. If our hearts are softened
and our will strengthened, there is
something we can do every day.
Look around you and take note
of the contrasts that you see and
decide to help your Lord and
Saviour include you in the unfold-
ing of the Kingdom victory.


The Tribune RELIGION

Thursday, June 21, 2007 PG 25

Sybil Strachan: A


worthy of praise

Christian Education Ministry

Anglican parish know of and will
recognize the name and face of
Sybil Strachan.
Most of us know that she is a faithful and long
serving member, we know that she hails from the
Coakley family of Balliou Hill Road and King
Street. It is common knowledge that she is the
daughter of Roderick Edward Coakley and Mary
Coakley nee Johnson: she is the sister to 12 sib-
lings and in 1951 became the wife of Courtney
Strachan Sr, mother to five children and grand-
mother to one grandson.
That is the woman whom we all know and
respect in the parish of St Agnes Anglican
Church. Today, however, the parish community
wishes to recognize and applaud Sybil Strachan
for her tireless contributions to St Agnes
Mrs Strachan received her early education at

Anglicans to celebrate

Feast of John The Baptist

ANGLICANS from around New Providence
and the wider Diocese will gather at Christ Church
Cathedral, George Street, to celebrate the Feast of
John the Baptist, patron saint of the diocese, in a
pontifical high mass on Sunday, June 24. The serv-
ice will begin at 7:30pm, and Drexel Wellington
Gomez, Archbishop of the Province of the West
Indies, will be the chief celebrant and preacher.
The Church of God of Prophecy East Street
Tabernacle will hold its annual Vacation Bible
School (VBS), under the theme "Taking the
Plunge", for two weeks beginning Monday, June 25
to Friday, July 6. The VBS sessions will be held in
the church's Children's Chapel from 9am to 1pm,
and are open to children ages 2 16. Registration is
free and lunch will be served. All children from the
community and surrounding neighborhoods are
welcomed to attend. Interested persons are asked
to contact the church's office at 322.8376.
Children are a heritage of the Lord: The Church
of God of Prophecy East Street Tabernacle will cel-
ebrate the children of the Bahamas during a special
Children's Day Service, Sunday, July 1 at 4pm.
Parents and children, friends and family are invited
to attend the service where there will be sweets and
treats, prizes and surprises, skits, recitations, praise
and worship and much, much more. The public is
invited to attend this exciting service.

"...That is the woman
whom we all know and
respect in the parish of St
Agnes Anglican Church.
Today, however, the parish
community wishes to recognize
and applaud Sybil Strachan
for her tireless contributions
to St Agnes Preschool."
Kaylus Horton

Quarry Mission, Western Jr, Western Sr and the
Government High School. Upon graduation, her
father encouraged her to pursue a career in teach-
ing. Mrs Strachan obliged and enrolled for two
years at the Teachers Training College, graduat-
ing in 1942. In 1982, she obtained a B Sc in
Education from the College of St Benedict in
Minnesota, and in 1987 a M Sc, in Education
from the University of Miami. She retired in 1994,
as a grade A principal, but not for long as that
retirement lasted for a mere three months.
In September 1994, Mrs Strachan was
approached by Archdeacon William Thompson to
render services to the St Agnes Day School. He
advised her that the Ministry of Education had
sent out a mandate to all pre-schools to become
licenced and he felt that she had the necessary
skills to achieve this important initiative.
Mrs Strachan accepted the challenge and imme-
diately began efforts to upgrade the school from a
day-school which is known as a nursery to a pre-
school which is now known as kindergarten.
The day school dates back to 1845 when it was
established by the late John T Woodcock to pro-
vide educational opportunities to the people of
Grants and Bain Town. The tuition was eight
shillings monthly at that time, however, due to
improvements and economic growth it has been
increased to $75 per month.
Mrs Strachan's experience as a principal, her
skills as a teacher, her management skills and
fundraising talent all contributed to the success of
the preschool which now employs four qualified
teachers, three of whom became certified through
Mrs Strachan's encouragement and support.
Her efforts have led to the formation of the
"Friends of the Preschool", a group of profession-
al and business persons who consistently donate
monies and items. Such efforts have led to the
refurbishment of the building's interior, relevant

decorations to the classroom walls, an increase in
the quantity and quality of the school's books,
supplies, equipment, furniture, play ground
equipment and many other items that the school
She also organised the administrative structure,
strengthened the PTA and held thriving fundrais-
ing events, most known are the Whitsun
Luncheon in May and the St Nicholas Steak Out
in December. Through Mrs Strachan's strategic
plan for the school, hours of operation were
extended from 1pm to 1:30pm in the afternoon
and computer and music segments were intro-
duced into the curriculum.
It was Mrs Strachan who introduced uniforms
which became the standard dress code, red check-
er jumpers with white shirts for girls and blue
pants and white shirts for the boys. In addition a
school crest was designed. She fostered a spirit of
family among the school's staff and was their
viable link to the parishioners and her philanthro-
pist friends and family members.
The student population consists of approxi-
mately 100 students ranging in ages from 3-5
years from the surrounding community and the
church. Mrs Strachan says that she is proud to
know that many who passed through the doors
have become priests, teachers, doctors, lawyers,
plumbers, carpenters etc.
Mrs Strachan noted that to be a successful
teacher "You must have a love for children and
treat them as your own child". She is extremely
adamant on professionalism in speech, etiquette,
punctuality and proper attire for the classroom.
She fondly remembers being reported to the
Ministry by teachers who were chastised for wear-
ing spaghetti straps and push in slippers to school.
She is strict on documentation, she says her men-
tor, Thelma Gibson, used to say "document I
remember, listen I forget". Her creed is "put it in
writing", as she is not a word-of-mouth woman.
Apart from her educational accomplishments,
she was actively involved in many church activi-
ties like the ACW, Soup Kitchen, Out Reach,
Sunday School and the Senior Choir where her
participation, leadership and apostolic contribu-
tions have resulted in positive and wholesome
changes. Today she still makes significant contri-
butions to the building up of the body of Christ
and St Agnes Parish in general.
Mrs Strachan, who is retiring from St Agnes
Preschool at the end of this academic year, is
looking forward to gardening, knitting. crochet-
ing, sewing and travelling throughout Europe to
visit friends and places of interest.
The St Agnes family is indeed proud to salute
one of their heroes: a beacon of light, spiritual
teacher, leader, organiser, mentor, and, above all,
a Christian Lady.

PG 26 Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Tribune

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'We want to encourage

young people to make

a commitment to God'

Tribune Feature Writer

positive change in
young people around
the world behind them,
Youth Alive has grown into an annual
event that draws thousands of
Bahamian youth, as well as others
from around the world, who joyfully
immerse themselves in several days of
inspirational teaching, music and dra-
matic performances.
"We want to provide a creative and
inspirational outlet where young peo-
ple can receive personal direction, and
where we can address the issues that
they face from a biblical perspective.
We want to encourage young people to
make a commitment [to God]. And for
those who have already made that
commitment we want them to be posi-
tive role models for their peers. Also,
the purpose of Youth Alive is to coun-
teract the pervasive negativity in
today's culture," Pastor Dave Burrows,
founder of Youth Alive, told Tribune
Beginning Wednesday, July 4 to
Sunday, July 8, Pastor Burrows and the
Youth Alive team will bring this mis-
sion to the forefront as they host the
annual conference at the Diplomat
Centre. And with a host of exciting
local and international speakers lined-
up including a Grammy Award win-
ning artist, former drug dealer, and an
ex-convict the conference promises to
be an event to remember.
This year the conference will be held

under the theme, "The Revelation".
The central scripture text comes from I
Corinthians 2:9 and 10:
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no
mind has conceived what God has pre-
pared for those who love him, but God
has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The
Spirit searches all things, even the deep
things of God.
According to Radel Parks, public
relations and marketing representative
for the conference, the theme was
revealed to Pastor Burrows during last
year's conference. It was inspired by
the view that while we know that God
has a direct plan for each life, the indi-
vidual does not know in the natural all
the details of their life's plan.
One can get to know the 'revelation'
of who he is however, by getting to
know the 'revelation' of who God is
and getting to know his plans. But fail-
ure to adopt this approach will mean a
life that is far from successful.
"I believe that a lot of young people
in the Bahamas and in the world are
struggling with self identity, but if you
don't know who you are or where you
came from, you will never know where
you are going. There are so many rev-
elations here. You have to get to the
revelation of who God is. And how He
reveals His plans is 'another revela-
tion," she said.
Helping young people to come to a
true self-realization the kind where
they walk in the purpose of God for
their lives is what Youth Alive hopes
to achieve through the conference this
year. Through the nightly dramas
which are produced by Tyrone

Burrows, through musical performanc-
es by some of the best gospel artists
that the Bahamas has to offer, and
most importantly, through conference
speakers, that message will be present-
ed loud and clear.
Many of the speakers, like Cheryl
Wray, formerly the 'Salt' in the hip-hop
duo, 'Salt-N-Pepa', know what it is like
to finally come to realize one's pur-
pose. Formerly one of hip-hop's finest,
'Salt' now tells the world that she is
rapping a different tune as an inspira-
tional speaker and a youth advocate.
And only now is she finally living,
though she has won many accolades.
After leaving the hip-hop industry
still on top of the game, Cheryl spent
the past six years building her faith in
God, spending time with her family,
building her business and preparing to
rock the stage once more with her first
solo album, "Salt Unwrapped".
Presently working on a children's
book series, biography and multiple
sitcom and film opportunities, 'Salt'
understands her reach and influence
and intends to use both to touch the
lives of many. She will be Youth Alive's
featured speaker for lady's night (July
5). Salt may even surprise the audience
with cuts from her new album.
Then there's Pastor Billy Stanfield,
the bearer of a true riches to rags then
back to riches story. A former All
American basketball player, Billy's life
took a dramatic twist when he dropped
out of college and became a kingpin
drug dealer. Facing death, drug traf-
ficking charges and ultimately prison,
Billy sought the Lord while incarcerat-
ed and realized that he was called to

preach. Since being released, Pastor
Stanfield has preached at youth
revivals across the US. He is a motiva-
tional speaker, and the founder and
executive director of New Vision
Youth Services in Maryland. Based on
all that he has been, it is no surprise
that his favourite scripture is Matthew
11:12, "...the Kingdom of Heaven suf-
fereth violence, but the violent taketh
by force."
But the exciting lineup of Youth
Alive speakers doesn't end there.
Pastor Jonathan Brozozog, senior pas-
tor of Passion Church in Minnesota
and State Youth and Christian
Education director for Minnesota's
Church of God, will also be a speaker.
Pastor Mark Lawrence Sr is practi-
cally a Youth Alive veteran, having
attended the conference for more ten
years. This New Jersey native serves as
the youth pastor at Calvary Revival
Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Pastor
Dave Burrows, host of Youth Alive,
and Dr Myles Munroe, senior pastor at
Bahamas Faith Ministries will also
speak at the conference.
Delegates will be flying in from the
Family Islands and all over the world
for Youth Alive, which is increasingly
outgrowing the walls of the Diplomat
Centre. Bahamians interested in
attending the sessions can do so free of
charge. However, there is a cost for
special events including the Youth
Alive concert. The conference sessions
will also be streamed live via the
Internet on BFM's website.
For more information on the con-
ference, visit www.youthalivel.com, or
call 461.6430

PG -26 e Thursday, Jur 11 ~~u1 r ~- ----

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 PG 27

Ministers' wives and

widows to host 67th

annual conference

The Bahamas Association
of Ministers' Wives and
Ministers' Widows will be
hosting the 67th Annual
Conference of the International
Association of Ministers' Wives and
Ministers' Widows Incorporated, at
the Wyndham Crystal Palace, Cable
Beach, beginning this Friday, June 22
to June 29.
The conference will be held under
the theme: Keeping the Vision
Going; Reaching Out, Reclaiming,
Retaining: Called to a Higher Level
of Witness and Service.
Nightly sessions will begin June 23
at 7:30 pm. The general public is
invited to attend. Day sessions will
be held for ministers' wives and min-
isters' widows.
Saturday Night Husband's

gra flosh| ip,


minstr ofth
wor by God'

Worship Service
Sunday Night Communion
Monday Night Bahamian
Musical Extravaganza
Tuesday Night Civic Night
Wednesday Night '- President's
Thursday Night Gala Banquet.
Come and experience great fellow-
ship, anointed singing and powerful
ministry of the word by God's mes-
sengers, local and international.
Come, and you will be blessed.

For more information contact
Elder Vernita Josev convention
chairperson at tel: 324.0034 or
361.4138 or Rev Althea Davis, presi-
dent of BAMW/MW at 361.3347 or

Jehovah's Witnesses

invite 'everyone' to

'Follow the Christ'

AFTER the next few weeks, you
will be able to say truthfully that you
know that Jehovah's Witnesses do
believe in Jesus Christ. That is
because the Witnesses are launching a
vigorous campaign to invite all to see
how vital Jesus Christ is to the life of
each Witness, and to each resident of
the Bahamas.
Starting this week and continuing
for the next three weeks, Jehovah's
Witnesses will extend a personal invi-
tation to everyone in Nassau, includ-
ing those from throughout the islands
of the Bahamas, to attend their annu-
al convention. Jesus Christ's life, min-
istry, and future activities will be the
focus of this year's three-day event.
Witnesses hope you will come along
with them to attend the 2007 "Follow
the Christ" district convention being
held at the Nassau Wyndham Resort
beginning Friday, July 13, at 9:30am.
Admission to the convention is free,
and no collections will be taken.
The Witnesses' special event will be
highlighted by the distribution of an
attractively illustrated invitation.
Their goal is to extend a personal invi-
tation to as many people as possible.
The effort is very similar to what the

SEE page 22

Thanksgiving mass to celebrate archdeacon's

25 years of ministry

FROM page 28

Ragged Island and Rum Cay.
Bishop Michael H Eldon
would later appoint
Archdeacon Cartwright to the
post of Rector of the Church
of Christ the K(ing, Freeport,
on Friday, May 29, 1992, and
one year later he was made the
Archdeacon of the Northern
Bahamas with direct responsi-
bility for Grand Bahama,
Bimini, Berry Islands,
Eleuthera, Harbour Island,
Cat Island and San Salvador.
As Archdeacon of the
Northern' Bahamas,
Archdeacon Cartwright
brought a sense of together-
ness and purpose to the area.
The Anglican Church acted ias
one unit and there was a
shared vision. Ablv assisted bv
the then Deaton Michael
Gittens. he. served d as,
Archdeacon of the Northern
Bahamas until Bishop Eldon's

retirement in August, 1996.
At Christ the King,
Archdeacon Cartwright
increased the membership of
the Church, placing great
emphasis on the involvement
of members in the day-to-day
ministry of their church. Lay
Ministers were appointed for
the first time, with direct
responsibility for certain
aspects of parish life. Great
strides were made in the work
among the youth, coupled with
a youth summer jobs pro-
The parish's spiritual life
was further deepened with the
introduction of renewal pro-
grammes in the church. Under
Archdeacon Cartwright's
leadership, the parish v as
greatly enhanced. Its ministry
among the poor, the neglected
and the down trodden were
heightened. As a result of his
ministry. many social outreach !
prngranmiTes are now in police
iat Chris', :e King. particuliariy
in the ghetto area of Freeport.

Archdeacon Cartwright was
not only the leader at Christ
the King, but he was looked
upon as a tireless and energetic
worker for the betterment of
the Grand Bahama
Community as a whole. He
worked along side of Lady
Henrietta St George, and
many others in-the wider com-
munity. He was regarded as a
father to all, a true friend and a
voice for those who are regard-
ed as the outcasts of society.
In January 1998,
Archdeacon Cartwright was
appointed to the newly created
Southern Archdeaconry of the
Turks and Caicos Islands and
the Southern Bahamas, with
direct responsibility for the
Churches in Exuma, Rum Cay,
Ragged Island, Long Island,
Acklins, Crooked Island, Long
Cay, Inagua, Grand Turk,
South Caicos. Sait Cay and
Pro, idrenciales.
He vacated the recttorship of
Christ the King in Freeport,
Grand Bahama at the end of

April 1998.
Archdeacon Cartwright
became the Rector of St
Christopher's Parish Church in
Lyford Cay, New Providence,
in May 1998 and serves the
western end of New
Providence with his duties as
Archdeacon of the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the
Southern Bahamas. The mem-
at St Christopher's has
increased and many come
from all over New Providence
to worship there.
As Archdeacon, he has
overseen the restoration of St
Michael's Church in Moss'
Town, Crooked Island and the
Chapel at Sts David and
Augustine's Church in Long
Cay. The Church of St
Clement in Acklins
Island has been completely
renovated and furnished.
Under his leadership the 13
islands in the south meet even
year in Jamboree with hun-

dreds of young people coming
from the parishes within the
archdeaonry for four days. So
far the Jamboree has met in
Long Island (2), Inagua and
Grand Turk.
Archdeacon Cartwright has
fostered some 33 children,
some of whom have responded
to the call to the Sacred
Ministry and who are now
serving along side him in the
Anglican Diocese.
He is very proud of the
many accomplishments that
his sons have been able to
achieve in the community, and
he thoroughly enjoys his many
grand children. He believes in
giving young people a second
chance and steering them
along in the right direction.
with discipline and love.
For his many years of
unselfish service to the Church
and the community,
Archdeacon Cartwright was
honoured by Rotary
International with the presti-
gious Paul Harris Award.

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Thanksgiving mass to

celebrate archdeacon's

25 years of ministry

Thanksgiving will be held in celebra-
tion of Archdeacon Keith Nathaniel
Cartwright's 25 years of ministry,
Sunday, June 24 at St Christopher's
Church in Lyford Cay (the Feast of the Nativity of St
John the Baptist) at 10am.
The celebrant and preacher will be Drexel
Wellington Gomez, Archbishop of the Province of
the West Indies and Metropolitan, and Bishop of the
Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and
Caicos Islands.
Archdeacon Cartwright's 25 years of service to the
Anglican Diocese has been one of mission and min-
istry, allowing him to serve God and the Church on
the islands of Grand Bahama, Exuma and New
Providence. He currently serves as Rector of St
Christopher's Anglican Church, Lyford Cay.
Following in the steps of his mentor/godfather, the
late Dean Foster Pestaina, Archdeacon Cartwright
is known as a "builder", with evidence of his work in
all of the parishes that he has served. Churches built
under his leadership include St Mary's Magdalene -
Williamstown, Exuma;
Holy Innocents Ragged Island; St Andrew's -
George Town, Exuma; St Jude Smith Point, Grand
Bahama, and the Church of St Christopher Rum
Parish halls, community centres and rectories con-
structed under his guidance include St, Margaret's
Parish Hall Exuma; St Mary Magdelene's Hall -
Williamstown, Exuma; St Andrew's Community
Centre and Rectory Georgetown, Exuma; Christ
the King Social Outreach and Christian Centre -
Freeport, Grand Bahama; St Christopher's Rectory,
Lyford Cay New Providence; All Saints Rectory -
Church Grove, Crooked Island and St Christopher's
Rectory- Rum Cay.
Keith Nathaniel Cartwright was born April 3,
1958 in Nassau to Raphael and Chloe Cartwright,
both formerly of Long Island. Archdeacon
Cartwright grew up with his family at St Agnes
Church in Grants Town. He attended St John's
College and was the school's head boy in 1975.
After receiving the call to the priesthood,


Archdeacon Cartwright entered the University of
the West Indies, and Codrington Theological
College, Barbados, in October, 1976. There he
excelled in his academic pursuits and was actively
involved in all aspects of university and college life.
He became head of the student body in his last
year and was the student representative on the
College's Board of Governors for two years. In 1980,
he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with

On returning to the Bahamas, Archdeacon
Cartwright was too young for ordination; he was
subsequently sent to Grand Bahama to take up a
post at the Freeport Anglican High School, while
assisting the late Canon Eric Sam in starting the
Church of the Ascension in Lucaya,
Grand Bahama. During this time, he entered stud-
ies at the University of Miami reading for a Master's
Degree in Education Administration. He graduated
in May 1982. It was during his studies that the
Bishop asked him to serve at Christ the King as the
assistant to then Canon Foster B Pestainm.
On June 18, 1981, Archdeacon Cartwright was
ordained deacon at his old parish church, St Agnes,
and a year later he was ordained to the sacred priest-
hood on the Feast of St John the Baptist, June 24,
1982, at services at Christ Church Cathedral.
In Grand Bahama, Archdeacon Cartwright held
responsibility for the youth work of the Northern
Arcdeaconry, and he also became the president of
the Grand Bahama Schools Physical Education
Council. It was during this time that Archdeacon
Cartwright became one of the
leading forces against the drug scourge, having
established Operation Hope with Gene Edwards
and Yionna Pratt, to assist in helping those caught in
the web of drug addiction.
On August 2, 1984, he left Grand Bahama for
Exuma to become the Rector of St Andrew's Parish
with its six churches and to be responsible for Holy
Innocents Church in Ragged Island. During his stay
in Exuma, Archdeacon Cartwright endeared himself
to his people. He worked tirelessly and energetical-
ly for the well being of the Exuma community. He
worked long and hard at the L N Coakley Secondary
School as a counselor and a part-time religious edu-
cation teacher. Many of his students are leaders in
the community today.
During his eight years in Exuma, he was the Rural
Dean for the South Central Bahamas of the
Diocese, with responsibility for Exuma, Long
Island. Acklins. Crooked Island, Long Cay,

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