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Volume: 103 No. 180

. THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007

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Pilot uninjured after

missing runway

Tribune Staff Reporters
A SMALL twin-engine air-
craft crashed near the airport
industrial park just after 5
o'clock yesterday evening when,
one of its engines shut down.
Pilot Leon Burrows, the only
person on the aircraft a white,
H- nine-seater Islander craft with
blue stripes missed the Lyn-
den Pindling Airport's main
runway 14/32 by half a mile and
crashed in an open field.
Mr Burrows was last night
visibly shaken by the incident,
but uninjured, and was already
assisting Civil Aviation with

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GREAT Harbour Cay.
police have arrested Omar,
Shareef Anderson, 28, of No.1.
Prince Charles Drive, New
Providence, for questioning in
connection with the murder
of Nassau businessman Berlin
The arrest was made at
about 3.30pm yesterday when
officers assigned to the Great
Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
Division, acting on informa-
tion, went to Bamboo Cay in
Bullocks Harbour.
The arresting officers
caught Anderson by surprise
SEE page 14

their investigation into the
Police, emergency, rescue and
fire services rushed to the scene
yesterday shortly after 5pm
when first reports of the crash
came in.
Manager of Flight Standards
with Civil Aviation Patrick
Rolle, who alerted authorities
to the crash, told the media yes-
terday evening that after the
aircraft's engine shut down, Mr
Burrows glided into the field
close to the industrial park.
Witnesses told The Tribune
that the aircraft was flying
"extremely low" so that it was
SEE page 14

Worker dies
after falling
from ladder
in Atlantis
Tribune Staff Reporter
er has died after falling from a
ladder whilst repairing an air-
conditioning unit in the Aura
nightclub in Atlantis.
Jose Ordaz, 34 years old
and an employee of Ducker's
Development a company
contracted by Atlantis to car-
ry out the repairs sustained
injuries after falling from ceil-
ing-level to the ground inside
the nightclub at around 4pm,
SEE page 14

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aircraft on the ground near
the Lynden Pindling Airport
as another plane flies
(Photo: Felipg Major/
Tribune staff)

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT DONATES UNIT Mr Cedric A. Saunders, President and
CEO, Insurance Management (Bahamas) Ltd. donates $20,500 to purchase a complete dialysis
machine for the Princess Margaret Hospital. Seen (1-r) Mr Saunders, Sean D. Moore, Marketing Man-
ager, The Tribune; Timothy Ingraham, General Manager, Summit Insurance Co. Ltd.

TODAY the sponsors of the
campaign to raise funds to pur-
chase dialysis machines for the
Princess Margaret Hospital
closed the fund, thanking the

public for its generous support
which exceeded their $147,600
goal by $195,915.29.
The total amount raised was

Early this morning repre-
sentatives of the sponsors and
the Princess Margaret Hospital
SEE page 12

Decrease in

gas prices
AFTER the controversy and
open debate on the increase of
gas prices, motorists can
breath a collective sigh of relief
as the Ministry of Lands and
Local government yesterday
announced decreases at the
pumps. The decreases go into
effect today.
Esso lead free gasoline will
be dropped by 24 cents, from
$4.63 to $4.39 per gallon and
Esso diesel oil will go down by
llcents from $3.56 to $3.45.
SEE page 14

Man dies in

Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN became this year's
21st traffic fatality when he was
dragged along Bay Street under-
neath a car in a hit-and-run acci-
The unidentified victim,
believed to be in his late 40s or
early'50s, was left to die in the
road with severe abdominal
Asst Supt Walter Evans told
SEE page 12

Arawak Cay
business owners
leader hits out
at govt official
THE leader of Arawak Cay
business owners has lambasted a
top government official for storm-
ing out of a meeting after dis-
playing alleged uncordiall and
dictatorial" behaviour.
He accused permanent secre-
tary Colleen Nottage of being dis-
respectful when he and a col-
league visited the Ministry of
Agriculture for talks, and then
leaving them to negotiate with
ministry employees.
However, Mrs Nottage -
whose ministry took on responsi-
bility for overseeing Arawak cay
issues in May has denied that
she acted disrespectfully, stating
SEE page 14

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Claim that Atlantis

'sucking the life

out of Bay Street
ATLANTIS is "sucking the life" thing. Even cruise ship passengers own restaurants and clubs more
out of Bay Street, especially during are being directed on to ferries to attractive to visitors.
the evening hours, it was claimed Atlantis, so Bay Street is being left He said that many tourists who ,J
yesterday, with nothing." go for a walk in the downtown area
Downtown clubs and restaurants The businessman said it was par- in the evening end up at his restau-
are suffering because the Paradise ticularly galling that Atlantis for- rant because all other establish-
Island resort is discouraging tourists bade any kind of advertising for ments have already closed for the
from crossing the bridge, said a furi- downtown businesses, night. r I. 0-s
ous businessman. "We cannot put fliers on their Mr Curry explained that his busi- :1 '
"Visitors are told by Atlantis property because they don't want ness has been open for 11 years iI '.
staff that downtown Nassau is dan- their customers leaving Paradise," and is still going strong. .,
gerous at night," he said. he added. "However, this is doing "We have a great repeat busi- ',,r.
"They are afraid to come into nothing to revitalise Bay Street. We ness, great word-of mouth reputa- "%iji
town and so the nine or ten restau- need to get our share of the tourist tion, people come back after years.
rants and clubs in the central area business coming into Nassau." "All of us who work, we know ,
arc being denied tourist business." Caf6 Matisse Restaurant, Senor we have a competitor, we have to
The ill.g.,m.i-, came as discus- Frogs, Envy, Fluid and Flamingo perform; You have to treat guests -
sions continued about the alleged nightclubs and other businesses are like they are coming to your :'-"'
rundown state of Bay Street and all striving to keep downtown Nas- house," he said.
its "lack of life" at night. There is sau alive after dark, he said. He also criticised the fact that .
concern that the central area will "But many businesses will tell many owners let their businesses -1.1i
soon close down completely after you that Atlantis is becoming too run-down over the years and called t;0
dark. greedy. There is strong feeling for the implementation of regula- .
"But it's difficult for businesses about this and I feel there will soon tions which would require propri- .:p
to survive if Atlantis is keeping all be a call for joint action," he added. etors to keep up their establish-
the trade to itself," said the source. "There is no doubt that Atlantis ments.
"Now that they have opened their has been a great thing for the As it concerns advertising on the
own nightclub, Aura, the down- Bahamas, but we are now begin- Atlantis property, Mr Curry said
town clubs are really feeling the ning to think that it is too big and that for many years he made use
pinch." that the rest of us are suffering." of the resort's in-house informa- ', Th
Before Atlantis became estab- However, other downtown busi- tion screens, where local business- 1iLg
lished, several Nassau resort hotels ness owners have a different view es can advertise for a fee. .
competed for tourist business. But of the situation on Bay Street. However, he added, he has late- .*
they did not attempt to keep cus- Owner of the downtown Ital- ly switched from that service to i,.
tomers within the confines of their ian restaurant Cafe Matisse Greg advertising on the internet, which
own properties, he said. Curry, told The Tribune that has proven more effective.
"Now Atlantis wants instead of blaming Atlantis, Bay Atlantis did not respond to The
every- Street proprietors should work Tribune up until press time last '
to make their nigh'
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BNT claims

illegal squatting

is destroying

wetlands in

nalonal park

Harrold and Wilson
Pond National Park are
being destroyed as a
result of illegal squat-
ting in the area, accord-
ing to the Bahamas
National Trust.
As the Tribune
reported last month,
illegal squatters have
taken up residence in
the park, disturbing
wildlife and impacting
Eric Carey, the execu-
tive director of the
Bahamas National
Trust, said the BNT
"takes its responsibility
for managing natural
parks very seriously."
He is adamant that
the Trust will not let the
park be destroyed and
misused by people ille-
gally "encroaching" on
the site.
He blamed illegal res-
idents for "direct dam-
age" to the wetlands of
the pond, the major
offence being the dump-
ing of garbage and oth-
er forms of waste into
the area.
The BNT contends
that the shanty town is
not situated directly in
the park but south of
the Parkland east of
Fire Trail Road. "The
issues we [the Bahamas
National Trust] face
relate to people pushing
into the pond from
homes located on Fire
Trail Road East, which
runs along the Pond."
Mr. Carey believes that
the people encroaching
on the Id "are illegal
Haitian It!-. as
well as Bithamians.
He assured The Tri-
bune that action has
been taken and an
investigation is under-
way by the Department
of'Lands and Surveys to
determine which resi-
dents have been granted
a lease to reside in the
area legally. "We are
working with Lands and
Surveys to see who has
the legal right to be
there." The Trust
* intends to pursue legal
proceedings against any
squatter "encroaching"
on the park illegally.
Mr. Tex Turnquest,
Director of the Depart-
ment of Lands and Sur-
veys, informed the Tri-
bune that the Park is
bordered by Crown
Land, Treasury Land, as
well as private land. He
said it was a "priority"
of the Department of
Lands and Surveys to
remove illegal squatters
from Crown Land, not
any land leased to the
Bahamas National
Trust. Mr Turnquest
added that his Depart-
ment was investigating
the issue, but it is up to
the BNT to extract
squatters from any
property leased to
In 2002, the Bahamas
National Trust declared
the site a park which
spans an area of 250
acres. According to the
BNT, the park is a criti-
cal bird habitat, and
protects "green space
on the densely populat-
ed" island of New Prov-
idence. The park is
home to over one hun-
dred different species of
birds, including the

"globally threatened
Bahama Swallow."
The BNT has already
won a judgment against
one illegal squatter,
who had not vacated
the premises up to press



US experts yet to release

findings on PLP HQ fire

AMERICAN experts have
yet to release their findings on
the investigation into the fire at
the PLP headquarters earlier
this month, police stated today.
Director of Fire Services, Jef-
fery Deleveaux, said that the
police department is "still wait-
ing on a decision" from the
Broward County Sheriff's
Mr Deleveaux told The Tri-
bune that the American detec-
tive in charge of the review has
been on vacation, and returned
to his office just a few days ago.
Broward County Sheriff's
Department Detective Ryan
Gustin had promised a final
report after an analysis of the
samples taken from the PLP
headquarters became available.
While they promised to "put a
rush" on the case, there is still
no final decision on the cause
of the fires at Gambier House,
and it seems the public will have
to wait at least another week
before any official results are
released. Mr Deleveaux told
The Tribune he hopes that in
the next week or so" the Royal
Bahamas Police Force will have
received the findings of the US
fire experts.
He added that he was not
upset over the delay, as he
believes the American officers
are doing their best.
Meanwhile, Chief Superin-
tendent Hulan Hanna says that
the Bahamian end of the inves-
tigation has been completed.
The department is awaiting find-
ings from the American investi-
gators before they make an offi-
cial comment on the cause of
the fires, however Mr Hanna
said he is still of the opinion that
the cause was an electrical prob-
lem, and not arson.
When asked if the fire at PLP
headquarters was in any way
connected with the earlier fire at
FNM MP Tommy Turnquest's
-headquarters, Mr Deleveaux
said that it was not. He said that
arson was believed to have been
the cause of the earlier fire, and
added that the Royal Bahamas
Police Force had a suspect, but
nothing has "panned out" so far.
Up to press time, no arrests
had been made in connection
with either fire.

THE Eight Mile Rock resi- that Sands, sometime between
dent, found lying on the road- 10 pm Thursday, June 21, and
side in Freetown settlement 2am on Friday, June 22, at
at 2 o'clock Friday morning, a Freetown, Grand Bahama,
gunshot wound in his right being concerned with another
shoulder, was charged in and while armed with a .45
Freeport Magistrate's Court semi-automatic pistol loaded
Wednesday on several crimi- with five rounds of .45 ammu-
nal counts, nition, broke and entered the
Hensley Sands, 24, of Jones home of Lesco Pennerman,
Town, was not required to and attempted to rob him.
enter pleas, before Acting. Magistrate Jones adjourned
Deputy. Chief Magistratj the case to August 28 at 10
Helen Jones. am, when a preliminary
He was charged with bur- inquiry into the matter is
glary, attempted armed rob- scheduled to begin. Bail was
bery, possession of an unli- denied and Sands was
censed firearm and possession remanded to Her Majesty's
of ammunition. Prison, Fox Hill, until that
The prosecution alleges date.

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have to release their findings.


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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

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

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The whole world is watching

THREE YEARS AGO, I was catching a
plane at Boston's Logan airport and went to
buy some magazines for the flight. As I
approached the cash register, a woman coming
from another direction got there just behind
me I thought. But when I put my money
down to pay, the woman said in a very loud
voice: "Excuse me, I was here first!" And then
she fixed me with a piercing stare that said: "I
know who you are." I said I was very sorry,
but I was clearly there first.
If that happened today, I would have had a
very different reaction. I would have said:
"Miss, I'm so sorry. I am entirely in the wrong.
Please, go ahead. And can I buy your maga-
zines for you? May I buy your lunch? Can I
shine your shoes?"
Why? Because I'd be thinking there is some
chance this woman has a blog or a camera in
her cell phone and could, if she so chose, tell
the whole world about our encounter -
entirely from her perspective and my utter-
ly rude, boorish, arrogant, thinks-he-can-butt-
in-line behaviour. Yikes!
When everyone has a blog, a MySpace page
or Facebook entry, everyone is a publisher.
When everyone has a cell phone with a camera
in it, everyone is a paparazzo.
When everyone can upload video on
YouTube, everyone is filmmaker. When
everyone is a publisher, paparazzo or film-
maker, everyone else is a public figure. We're
all public figures now. The blogosphere has
made the global discussion so much richer -
and each of us so much more transparent.
The implications of all this are the subject of
a new book by Dov Seidman, founder and
CEO of LRN, a business ethics company. His
book is simply called "How."
Because Seidman's simple thesis is that in
this transparent world "how" you live your
life and "how" you conduct your business mat-
ters more than ever, because so many people
can now see into what you do and tell so many
other people about it on their own without
any editor. To win now, he argues, you have to
turn these new conditions to your advantage.
For young people, writes Seidman, this
means understanding that your reputation in
life is going to get set in stone so much earlier.
More and more of what you say or do or
write will end up as a digital fingerprint that
never gets erased. Our generation got to screw
up and none of those screw-ups appeared on
our first job resumes, which we got to write.
For this generation, much of what they say, do
or write will be preserved online forever.
Before employers even read their resumes,
they'll Google them.

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"The persistence of memory in electronic
form makes second chances harder to come
by," writes Seidman.
"In the information age, life has no chapters
or closets; you can leave nothing behind, and
you have nowhere to hide your skeletons.
Your past is your present." So the only way to
get ahead in life will be by getting your howss"
Ditto in business. Companies that get their
hows wrong won't be able to just hire a PR
firm to clean up the mess by taking a couple of
reporters to lunch not when everyone is a
reporter and can talk back and be heard glob-
But this also creates opportunities. Today
"what" you make is quickly copied and sold by
everyone. But "how" you engage your cus-
tomers, "how" you keep your promises, and
"how" you collaborate with partners that's
not so easy to popy, and that is where compa-
nies can now really differentiate themselves.
"When it comes to human conduct there is
tremendous variation, and where a broad spec-
trum of variation exists, opportunity exists,"
writes Seidman.
"The tapestry of human behaviour is so var-
ied, so rich and so global that it presents a
rare opportunity, the opportunity to outbe-
have the competition."
How can you outbehave your competition?
In Michigan, Seidman writes, one hospital
taught its doctors to apologize when they
make mistakes, and dramatically cut their mal-
practice claims.
In Texas, a large auto dealership allowed
every mechanic to spend freely whatever com-
pany money was necessary to do the job right,
and saw their costs actually decline while cus-
tomer satisfaction improved.
A New York street doughnut-seller trusted
his customers to make their own change and
found he could serve more people faster
and build the loyalty that keeps them com-
ing back.
"We do not live in glass houses (houses
have walls); we live on glass microscope slides
... visible and exposed to all," he writes.
So whether you're selling cars or newspa-
pers (or just buying one at the newsstand),
get your hows right how you build trust,
how you collaborate, how you lead and how
you say you're sorry.
More people than ever will know about it
when you do or don't.

(* This article is by Thomas Friedman of
The New York Times 2007)

Open letter

to the prime


EDITOR, The Tribune.
The following is an open let-
ter to the Rt Hon Hubert A
Ingraham, Prime Minister.
Dear Sir:
I would first like to con-
gratulate you and your party,'
the Free National Movement,
on your recent electoral vic-
tory in the Bahamas. The
results of this recent general
election were being watched
by many people outside of the
Bahamas due specifically to
one issue, the proposed
Bahamian Marine Reserve
Network. In the year 2000,
during the FNM's last period
in parliament, your party put
forth a plan to establish a net-
work of Marine protected
areas throughout the
Bahamas. This is an idea that,
at the time, was truly visionary
and very positively proactive
in sustaining the beauty and
natural resources of the
Now, just a few years later
the concept of establishing
Marine Reserves has become
far more than just a way to
sustain small regions of the
ocean, it has now become the
most promising remedy for
curing a global problem.
Recent reports have shown
the ocean's fish stocks to be
in a state of dramatic collapse,
with over-fishing, habitat
destruction, and climate
change pushing our marine
resources past their limits.
Marine Protected Areas have
been proven more effective
than any other legislative or
fishery management efforts to
The Commonwealth of the
Bahamas has been given the
opportunity to be seen as a
world leader in dealing with
a global problem that is
wreaking havoc on many
coastal countries and their
economies. Your party had
the solution to this problem
identified seven years ago,
now we are asking you to fol-
low up on your promise and
prevent the Bahamas from
losing its most valuable
Five sites were identified as
top-priority for the Bahami-
an Marine Reserve Network,
with Bimini topping the list.
The original plan called for
these five sites to be fully
implemented and established
by 2003. Tragically, during the
PLP's reign in office, no

movement was made towards
establishing these reserves.
Over the last five years, it
seemed as if the PLP's loyalty
lay closer to foreign develop-
ers than to the Bahamians
themselves. This was undoubt-
edly a factor in the recent
FNM victory.
The people of Bimini have
voiced strong support for their
MP over the years, and as
recently as January of 2007
the issue has been reinstated
as a top priority for the island.
Around the world, millions of
people have learned of
Bimini's plight from Nation-
al Geographic magazine, US

& Bahamian news reports,
and dozens of websites. This is
both a local and international
All who love the amazing
islands of Bimini are desper-
ate for action to be taken to
preserve them.
By following up on a
promise made seven years
ago, you have the chance to
not only guarantee economic
and ecological sustainability
for the future of Bimini, and
indeed all the Bahamas, but
to truly become a world leader
in tackling a global crisis.
Please make this one of your
administration's highest
priorities for immediate
Arlington, VA,
May 28, 2007.

Response from Sbarro
EDITOR, The Tribune.
I AM writing in response to a letter to the Editor from Mr. Richard
Coulson dated June 14,2007 and published in Saturday, June 24,2007
edition of The Tribune under the heading, "Sad over cafe's change to
breakfast service."
Dear Mr. Coulson,
First, I wish to thank you for choosing Sbarro restaurant at Cable
Beach to dine for breakfast on Sunday, 10th June, 2007. It is indeed
unfortunate that your experience was not what you expected, in terms
of the food, decor and service. We work very hard to ensure that all of
our customers have the best experience that money can buy when
they dine with us. Forgive me for being bold in saying this but perhaps,
your experience could have been tarnished by the fact that you were
disappointed that your preferred place for a Sunday morning breakfast
was not available and therefore you had to make a selection of anoth-
er restaurant that may not have been your first choice. If this is indeed
the case, your mind set may have been geared to not having your
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speaks out over

corporal punishment at National Insurance Board


THE Bahamas must be in
"a sad state" if it has to
resort to corporal punish-
ment of convicted criminals
according to human rights
activist Paul Moss.
Mr Moss was commenting
on the impending flogging of
convicted child rapist
Andrew Bridgewater.
He warned that this prac-
tice will eventually cast a
negative light on the
Bahamas, a tourist country,
in the eyes of the interna-
. tional community.
Therefore, although corpo-
ral punishment is allowed by
law and seems to be thewill
of the people, Mr Moss said
he believes that the practice
needs to be reviewed
In order to do this, Mr
Moss suggested that the
country "look at the holistic
root of crime instead of just
dealing with the symptoms".
His statements echo an
earlier comment by Prime
Minster Hubert Ingraham.
"The same tourists who
come here and make sure
that we have a good living,
you will be amazed as to how
many of them will regard us
as savage people, as bush
people, because we seek to
get revenge," Ingraham stat-
ed in 1994.
Complaints have been
made by human rights
groups as well, who point out
that flogging is remnant of
slavery; a tool that white
slave masters used on their
As Anthony Bridge.water's
28 days to appeal the court's
decision have passed, if he
has not filed an appealed. his
flogging could be carried out
as early as today. His lawyer.
Wayne Watson, could not bc
contacted to confirm whether
such an appeal has been
On May 30, he was sen-
tenced by Senior Justice Ani-
ta Allen to 10 strokes of the
cat-o-nine tails as well as the
maximum sentence of seven '
years in prison for raping a ..
six year old girl.
The flogging is to be car-
ried out in two sets of five,
separated by a hiatus of two
Former prime minister the
late Sir Lynden Pindling
reintroduced flogging in 1991
after it was taken off the
statute books in 1984.
A rod or the cat-o-nine
tails a whip made up of
nine iiotted cords are the
,w ) instruments that can be
used for the punishment.
Flogging can be used as
penalty for armed robbery,
rape, or child molestation.
In October 2002, the Lon-
don-based Privy Council, the
highest appeal court for the
Bahamas, ruled that
although corporal punish-
ment is degrading and inhu-
in mane, the Bahamas constitu-
tion does allow for it.
Since 1991, flogging has
only been used in two cases.
One other person is cur-
* rently sentenced to eight
strokes of the rod, and he has
already filed an appeal
against the decision.

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Employee calls on PM and

Minister to 'rescue staff'

Tribune Staff Reporter
THERE is widespread dis-
gruntlement among staff at the
National Insurance Board fol-
lowing a series of "unfair" pro-
motions and demotions, and oth-
er alleged acts of victimisation
on the basis of political affilia-
tion, it has been claimed.
Victimisation is alleged to
have taken place at the hands of
one particular senior staff mem-
In a letter to The Tribune, an
employee called on the prime
minister and minister in charge
of National Insurance, Kenneth
Russell, to "rescue" the staff.
However, director of NIB,
Lennox McCartney, described
claims of politically motivated
promotions and victimisation at
the board as "far fetched" and
in some cases "factually incor-
According to the source,
unqualified and newly-hired indi-
viduals are being given prefer-
ential treatment at the board by
the senior member over experi-
enced staff who are known to
have supported the FNM in the
general election.
Some staff members disliked
by the PLP staff member have
been transferred to offices which
are far from where they live, the
employee claimed.
The over-bearing senior
employee exerts more power
than her superior, Mr McCart-
ney, and yet Mr McCartney has
come under fire for allegedly
allowing her to do as she pleases,
claimed the employee.
"Any manager who questions
her authority is not invited to
any othei meeting. They would
have to get the information that's

important to them through the
grape vine," alleged the staff
Some managers, specialised in
certain fields within the depart-
ment, have been placed without
explanation in "unsuitable areas
such as the cashiers, inspectorate
or claims and verification depart-
ment" if they get on the wrong
side of the staff member, it has
been claimed.
According to the letter, the
staff member was one of a group
of senior employees given sig-
nificant promotions just prior to
the election allegedly receiv-
ing $40,000 in back pay, much to
the dismay of the general staff.
To add to frustrations, the
executive management team has
refused to meet with the Public
officers union since March 2007
to hear the concerns of the staff,
the staff member claimed.
"Staff moral is very low," they
Mr McCartney, however,
denied that any persons were
promoted only "weeks" before
the election, stating that it may
have happened sometime around
January. Asked whether four
such promotions at one time was
an "unprecedented" occurrence,
as suggested, Mr McCartney sim-
ply repeated several times that it
was an "internal" matter", pri-
vate to these individuals.
He said he could not comment
on allegations that persons were
being moved simply because
they were disliked by the senior
member of staff, because the
allegations lacked specificity.
He said he had heard no com-
plaints, either on that count, or to
back up the suggestion that man-
agement refused to meet with
the union.
In May, newly-elected Prime

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costs. Attorney GCencial Sen-
ator Claire I lepbui n said.
Addressing the Sniiale
during debate on the gov-
ernment's $1.5 billion bud-
get, she was critical of the
previous administration's
'Swift Justice' initiative.
Mrs Hepburn said it must
be crmembered that the role
of the prosecutor is not to
obtain a conviction "ai all
costs, noi to see to it that
criminals are swiftly pun-
ished at all costs."
She said society has the
right to expect that prosecu-
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the legal and factual issues
in criminal prosecutions at
all levels of, the cou rl to
ensure that justice is done
"'1 he )rosecuctor is not a
counsel ti v,,s.e in the
way in which I lihe defence
atloiney in a criminal master
is." she said.
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Bahamas Bar (Code of Pio-
fessional Conduct) Regul a-
tions Rule VI 1, sub rule 7:
"When engaged as a po,-oe-

"The fact that a prosecutor's
case does not end in a guilty
verdict does not mean that
he has failed to achieve swift
justice. The fact is that at times
justice requires a not guilty

Attorney General Senator Claire Hepburn

cutor the attorney's prime
duty is not to seek to con-
vict, but to see that justice
is done through a fair trial
uLpon the merits.
"The prosecutor exercises
a public function involving
much discretion and power,
and must act fairly and dis-
Mrs Hepburn said that the
maxim "swiftly caught, swift-
ly tried and swiftly pun-
ished" whilst a catchy phrase
cannot "mask the real
responsibility of the prose-
cutor in the Office of the
Attorney General which is
not to secure a conviction
but to ensure that justice

is done.
"The fact that a prosecu-
tor's case does not end in a
guilty verdict does not mean
that he has failed to achieve
swift justice," Mrs Hepburn
said. "The fact is that at
times justice requires a not
guilty verdict.
"I have already expressed
to the officers who work
with the director of public
prosecutions my support of
their work and recognition
of the difficult circumstances
under which they must work,
in ensuring that justice is not
only done but seen to be
She said that her office

will do its best to tackle the
backlog of criminal cases in
the Supreme Cour[. now
standing at 5)00.
"In addressing the prob-
lem of the backlog of cases,
we have provided, in this
budget, for the maximum
legal complement of judicial
officer for the .Supreme
Court," she said. "It is of
course the Chief Justice's
decision as to how to allo-
cate his judges to deal with
the various divisions of the
Supreme Court.
"We are confident howev-
er that having regard to the
liberty of the subject, these
resources will be used to
deal with this issue of back-
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office will develop a plan for
reviewing all criminal cases
listed as pending.
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mine which of these cases
are ready for trial. This will
be determined by the avail-
ability of witnesses and
exhibits, the age of the
offence, the nature of the
offence and whether there
are any other factors which
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is being worked on

Tribune Staff Reporter
A NEW draft industrial agree-
ment for managerial staff at the
Harborside Resort at Atlantis
will be presented to the resort's
executive management next
President of the Bahamas
Hotel Managerial Association
(BHMA) Obie Ferguson said at
a press conference yesterday
that the agreement he is working
on, in conjunction with the 15
to 20 members from Harborside,
will focus on creating parity
between the compensation pack-
ages of foreign and Bahamian
"Expatriate managerial work-
ers, their terms are by far better
and more extensive than say
their Bahamian counterparts,"
he said.
Bahamian workers, Mr Fer-
guson explained, usually work
on year-to-year contracts that
can be terminated with a mon-
th's notice, while foreigners, who
receive higher salaries for similar
positions, receive multi-year
fixed term contracts that include
benefits such as housing
allowances and tuition payments
for their children to local pri-
vate schools.
In a further effort to mod-

Bahamas Hotel Managerial
Association (BHMA)
Obie Ferguson

ernise industrial agreements, the
BHMA will seek to make profit
sharing a cornerstone of the
upcoming negotiations, Mr Fer-
guson told the press.
"The expatriate workers tend
to get profit sharing. Bahamians
tend not to be a part of that.
They get what they call a Christ-
mas bonus and that is only as
they say, subject to the perfor-
mance of the company.
"That's not development. A

country must develop with its
people," he said.
Under his representation, Mr
Ferguson emphasised that indus-
trial agreements will be directly
negotiated with asset holding
entities rather that shell compa-
nies so that in the case of liqui-
dation, workers have assets to
claim against in order to receive
what is owed to them.
Additionally, Mr Ferguson
announced that he will be mak-
ing representations to the gov-
ernment to have severance pack-
ages moved up the list of priori-
ties, in regard to liquidated com-
Currently, he said, worker
salaries are only prioritorised
after government taxes and util-
ity bills, whereas they should be
of equal significance.
The union leader further dis-
closed that this agreement,
which is one of many that will
be negotiated by his group this
year, will include productivity
standards in the workplace and
The scholarships provided by
the employers, Mr Ferguson
said, will be matched by his asso-
The BHMA was officially
recognized as the bargaining unit
for Harborside workers on May
24 of this year.

Atlantis to launch Aquaventure School Programme


A NEW world of adventure and learning will
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Atlantis prepares to launch its much anticipated
Aquaventure School Programme.
The programme is a joint initiative between
Kerzner International and the Ministry of Education
and will commence on Monday, September 17.
The programme will build on the past successes of
the resort development company's specially designed
'edu-tainment' programmes.
"Over the years, these programmes have served as
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into the worlds of science and technology while
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raised by respondents to the Public Consultation Document.

The objectives of the public consultation were to:
(a) inform licensees of the PUC's expectations in relation to interconnec-
tion negotiation, principles to be reflected in The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company's (BTC's) Reference Interconnection
Offer (RIO) and Interconnection Agreements negotiated' between BTC
and Other Licensed Operators for the provision of voice services;

(b) describe the PUC's approach to resolving interconnection disputes;

(a) invite comments from licensees and other interested parties on the
Proposed Guidelines.

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lines may be obtained from the PUC's office located at Fourth Terrace East,
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(Il/r Ralh .1 Alassvey an econ-
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political, iinl-proifit ilns'tiitute that
PrmioleIU5 ecol/omic growthi illn a
fr['ee market economic with limited
, oi'Cl'ri Il('lIt, illn a society that
itl'bra 's the' i rule of law and tihe
right to privilte property).
ON AUGUST 1, 2006 the Nas-
san Institute presented to the
Bahamian Government an
"Analysis" of the Blue Ribbon
Commission (BRC) Report on
National Health Insurance writ-
ten by Nadecm Esmail. Director
of Health System Performance
Studies of the Fraser Institute.
The analysis is being published
in Canada by the Fraser Institute,
and it is in this connection that
the following "peer review" was


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The 64-page "Analysis" by Mr
Nadeem Esmail presents several
major policy recommendations
1. The Bahamian pursuit of
universal access health insurance
is neither revolutionary nor
unique: and it is occurring at a
time when there is substantial evi-
dence on how to best structure a
healthcare programme, evidence
gleaned from over 50-years of
experience elsewhere.
2. The present Bahamian
healthcare system is costly and
delivers relatively good access to
treatment. But the quality of that
treatment is below what might be
reasonably expected for the coun-
try's level of income, health
expenditure, and access to care.
3. The BRC's proposal, if
implemented verbatim, would
create a substandard health care
programme whose cost would far
exceed what is necessary to deliv-
er a desirable level of quality
medical care and access to it.
4. The cost of NHI is likely to
be far higher than that shown in
the Government's estimate of ini-
tial costs; and the programme is
likely to be unsustainable in the
long run. With regard to the lat-
ter, the Government provided
neither a long-term forecast nor
an evaluation of those factors that
affect the long-term trend in
healthcare costs.
5. The Bahamas would be best
served by the privatization of hos-
pitals and other health related
activities, and the introduction of
patient/government cost sharing
for services delivered by the cur-

rent taxpayer-funded health pro-
The greatest value of the
Esmail Analysis was and is its
authoritative, detailed and docu-
mented analysis of the issues that
support these policy conclusions.
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For instance, one such issue is
the "The Capitation Method vs.
the Fee-for-service technique for
reimbursing physician services."
The BRC "prefers the capita-
tion option in which physicians
are regularly paid a stipulated
amount per insured person for
whom they provide services." The
BRC defends its choice based on
the direct control of expenditures
it provides and the alleged defi-
ciencies of the Fee-for-service
alternative. They list the com-
plexity, the required changes in
"practice and culture" and the
likely "supplier (physician)-
Nadeem Esmail devotes six
pages to a discussion of this sub-
ject that includes the citation of 23
separate studies. One study con-
cludes that "The literature sug-
gests that demand inducement
may occur in the market for sur-
gical services but its extent is less
than previously estimated. Little
evidence for demand inducement
is found in the primary care physi-
cian market." Another con-
cludes that when patient must pay
"out-of-pocket" for some portion
or all of the medical services pur-
chased, it is "harder for physi-
cians to induce demand."
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capitation alternative is "ill-
advised"; and the NHI Imple-
mentation Project commented
that it would examine "other pay-
ment systems to find the most
The BRC proposed the Gov-
ernment pay hospitals based on a
budgetary allocation or "block
grant" system where the amount
is based on a per capital alloca-
tion. The rationale for the system
is that it provides a direct means
of controlling costs.
In practice it results, according
to the Analysis, in "fewer services
and a lower standard of care for
patients." He cited the Swedish
experience where the county
councils that moved to "an out-
put reimbursement system"
became more efficient than those
that did not. The cost savings was
estimated at 13 per cent. "The
Stockholm county council expe-
rienced an 8 per cent increase in
inpatient care, a 50 per cent
increase in day surgeries, and a
15 per cent increase in outpatient
visits...an 11 per cent increase in
activity overall." The Analysis
cites similar specific experience
in Italy, Denmark and Australia.
The Analysis approached oth-
er issues in a similar manner. Two
of these were -
Adverse Selection, the
potential negative consequences
resulting from "an asymmetry in
information where purchasers of
insurance... know their own like-
lihood of needing the insurance
and the insurance providers...do
Moral Hazard, the tendency
for "insured patients to demand
more services than they would in
the absence of insurance because
the marginal cost of care to them
is lower than if they did not have
The NHI Implementation Pro-
ject responded in a statement dat-
ed September 19,2006. The NHI
Response found the Analysis "to
be quite incisive and comprehen-
sive as it blends empirical data,
theoretical constructs and policy
models in its analysis of the NHI
proposals." And...it recognized
that this was useful and would
cause "a re-examination of some
NHI proposals as well as re-
enforcement of others."
However, it criticized Mr
Esmail's Analysis for its consis-
tent emphasis on economic effi-
ciency and cost containment and
the recommended use of a "min-
imally-regulated competitive
healthcare market." Further-
more, it ascribed to Mr Esmail
the conclusion that "the country
(the Bahamas) cannot afford an
aging population." This is an
unfortunate misstatement of fact.
The principal analytical prob-
lem for the NHI Project was its
apparent failure to understand or
to deal with what is going with
healthcare programmes every-
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ing" about the future of the
National Health Insurance
plan left in place by the
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"" some programme initiated
by the Jamaicans," Mr
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is in need, in dire need, of a

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perform in concert in Grand
Bahama for the first time on Fri-
The event will be held at the
Regency Theatre and will mark
the second ever concert performed
by the group in the Bahamas.
S, Lieutenant Sonia Miller, public
Relations officer for the Defence
Force, announced that the concert
; will be held under the patronage of
Defence Force Commodore Clif-
ford Scavella and his wife.
The concert dubbed "Our
Defining Moment" will get
underway at 7.30pm, and culmi-
nate with a cocktail reception and
food prepared by Defence Force
: staff.
Ms Miller said the band will per-
form military, jazz, gospel, con-
temporary and Bahamian music.
Several government officials,
including the minister of national
security and immigration, the min-
ister of tourism and the deputy
speaker of the house, are invited.
Sub-Lieutenant Bertram Bow-
leg, the band officer, explained that
the RBDF Band was established in
1984 as a voluntary band, but was
made an official unit in 1995.
The band is made up of 44
members, including eight women.
It is able to perform in five capac-
ities, as a concert band, marching
band, jazz band and dance/pop
Tickets cost $20 and are avail-
able at Police Headquarters and
the Seventeen Shop. Officers will
r also be at Winn Dixie foodstores in
- Lucaya and downtown selling tick-
J. ets.
"' Ms Miller explained that the
event is not for profit.
"We are putting this on at a
Great loss, but it is all for PR for the
Defense Force, and to give resi-
i.* dents a taste and mingle with the
people here in Grand Bahama."

national health insurance
However, the former Bail-
lou Hills MP said that hec
does not find the current
government's stance sur-
prising, claiming that the
major donators to the
FNM's election campaign
were predominately against

"When I look at the elec-
tion of May 2, and when one
considers that the big busi-
ness establishment Bay
Street, Lyford Cay, and the
other major players in the
economy of the Bahamas -
were the major benefactors
to giving funds to the FNM,
you can see why NHI was
put on the back-burner, and
left there for the scrap heap
of history.
"It is because those enti-
tles, that have assisted the
FNM, in capturing the reins
of government again, are
those same people who have
never ever of their own will
assisted the masses in this
"They are the ones who
pay no income taxes, have
made little or no contribu-
tion to the social upliftment
of the Bahamian people,
and that is why they don't
want an NHI scheme,
because they don't want to
pay a dime on behalf of
their workers."
Mr Miller added however
that the responsibility of the
present situation falls on the
shoulders of the former

FORMER minister of
trade and industry Leslie

PLP government.
"You can't blame (Prime
Minister I lubert) Ingraham
- you have to blame us, the
PLP, that really didn't sell
our programme well enough
to the people of the
Bahamas during our first
term in office.
"We had lousy PR during
our five years in office, and
we had worse PR during our
election campaign. And it
bothers me because the
NHI scheme helps every
individual in this country,"
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HE greatest human need
is the need to be fed. For
many of us in the Bahamas the
concept of starvation, real physi-
cal hunger is an alien reality.
But no doubt if physical food
is out of reach and we face death
through starvation, there is prob-
ably no limit to the depths we will
go in order to be fed.
We would leave our place of
birth, stand on lines longer than
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removed from the majority of our from, or dispossessed within, the
realities, several questions must Bahamas and this promise of
be posed. Among them are: Why prosperity
are we stealing? Why are we sell- A fat, bountiful economy and
ing ourselves, our loved ones? an increasingly disenfranchised
Why are we killing ourselves, people, this is a bad mixture and
each other and our loved ones? it has has never been a good situ-
The reason Bahamians are action for any country to find itself
doing this is not out of physical in.
hunger but because of the spiri- If we were to look at this
tual and mental hunger that exists promise of economic success with
in this city, on our islands, in our sceptisim and assume that it is
people that is very hard to ignore. not going to happen, then it
It stands like a gaping maw in leaves us with no economic
our existence, howling in a hollow upswing and the same discon-
voice in the midst of our pros- nected, dispossessed and disen-
perity. It is this hunger that leads franchised population being nur-
many Bahamians to feel like they tured by all of the things that
cannot make it, that they are not poverty add to this situation.
equipped to make it and no-one And, this dispossession is not
else but (excuse the colloquial- manifesting itself in what I like
ism) them and their ma cares if to call the dilly trec philosophers,
they make it. the wonderful old men and
If you take the majority of the women in our country who've
economic forecasts at face value, been there have done that, seen it
the Bahamas, with the promise and can tell you better than any
of an anchor project on the book on Bahamian history can.
majority of the major islands, is in It's not expressing itself in the
for an unprecedented economic middle or upper middle classes
upswing, who are becoming more educat-
At the same time, however, ed, more "economically empow-
many experts are telling us that ered" is the phrase people like
increasingly Bahamians are to use and it is certainly not
becoming unable to take advan- being expressed in those movers
tage of the opportunities in their and shakers in the tourism indus-
own country because of the short- try, the judiciary, politics, finan-
fall in the education system. cial services.
They are telling us that there is This phenomenon of dispos-
a growing sector of society who session is being expressed in the
are feeling pushed out of the heart of this island in those peo-
mainstream because of the coun- pie who are largely ignored, spo-
try they or their parents originat- ken about jokingly as the junga-
ed from. They are also telling us less, looked down upon as the
that our youth, for a plethora of unwed teenager, the sneered at
reasons, are becoming increas- construction worker who just
ingly angry, disenfranchised and spent the lion's share of his pay
violent and it's not only the cheque in "Hoffers and Son's",
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less pass one.
They are the young men who
we see being trooped out of the
prison buses on weekdays, arrest-
ed on the weekend and cycled
through Her Majesty's Prison for
the rest of their lives. They are
the young women who use their
body as chattel to be traded for
chattel, favours or affection.
In mentioning these, there is a
temptation to say: "Ah, so this
feeling of disenfranchisement is
self-inflicted: it's based on the
personal choices these people are
No, it's not. These are merely
outward expressions- of this; the
symptoms of the illness if you will.
The reason these outward expres-
sions exist is because daily our
people ar.e asking themselves:
What is bothering the Bahami-
an? What is wrong with the
Bahamian? What are the needs of
the Bahamian? Who is the
As is true with any other
nationality in the world, there is
no one or easy answer to these
questions but we know that the
mere fact that they must-be asked
means that not all is well with the
Our material wealth as a
nation has brought us no closer to
becoming the sand bordered
utopia that we sell to tourists on
our postcards, than it was after
Columbus came to our shores in
Despite our material wealth,
Bahamians are becoming more
afraid of one another, less patient
with one another, less tolerant
and less understanding.
Despite our material wealth
as individuals and as a nation, we
are not being fed as a people.
The Bahamas and the Bahami-
an stand on the cusp of a great
social change and how we address
these issues today will determine
whether this change will be either
cataclysmic or miraculous.
In order for it to be miracu-
lous, the Bahamas needs a critical
mass that will work for positive
A critical mass is the minimum
amount of people with shared
understanding or needs to tip the
balance and instigate change.
Those who will address this sense
of desperation, demand true par-
ticipation by the people in the
governing of the country, be anti-
materialistic, help our people
learn from the mistakes of oth-
ers, foster free expression, and a
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THE director of Florida arise. including lack of money lIniges facing many other explained that although rela- anything that you set your that they must help the school
International University negative thinking. fear of fail- youths was also emphasized, lions between families can be mind to. continue in the I'u tiIe
himself a St John's College urce. unwillingness to take cal- Challenges such as gangs, strained and conimmiunication "But you have to work The graduation was also
alumni has encouraged grad- culated risks, had attitu ides drugs, violence, peer pressure, between parents and children steadfastly towards that goal, attended by Rev I)ean Patrick
uates of that school to break selfishness. procrastination, promiscuity, materialism, and are not always the best, their as nothing of value comes Adderley, chairman ol the
the "right barriers" to accom lack of integrity, impatience, the lure of fast money could parents have all made sacri- easy." Anglican Central ELducalion
plish their dreams, laziness and mediocrity All turn them into just a statistic fices to get them this Pleased to invite the gradu- Authority: other members of
Anthony Johnson, who was of these, if possible, should be and could side-track their far. ating class into St John's Col- the clergy; Mrs Valencia Saun-
graduated from St John's Col- avoided, dreams from the start. Now that the Class of 2007 lege's Alumni, Mr Johnson ders, Director of the Anglican
lege in 1971, spoke to gradu- Mr Johnson said that quiali- Mr Johnson also claimed it must face the unknown, they advised them to remember Central Education Authority:
ates about the importance of ties to counter these barn iers was necessary for the gradu- are reminded "that you have that the school had a rich tra- and Mr Andrew Maynard II,
having dreams and possible included faith in (God. hard ates to thank their parents. lie the potential to accomplish edition of academic excellence chairman of the board.
ways to achieve them. work, taking initiative, self
The theme of the Class of discipline, humility, patience, a . ..... ... .... .- ... .
2007 related to "Breaking positive attitude, punctuality.
Barriers". networking, risk-taking, good
He stressed the importance manners and competition.
of addressing the problems The combination of these
involving youth in the coun- principles allowed a person to
try so that young people could be creative and
break the "right barriers" in reminded one
the future. to "think sATURDAY JUNE 30TH .
Mr Johnson explained O outside of
the necessity to constant- the box" ....
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ly set goals and use one t a o-
achieving another. t]CiI
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reminded that this life is .C The Ui.
their only opportunity to impor -- !.f.
achieve these dreams, and / l. tance of ('l, Ier
they should put aside any .. avoiding a
apprehension and strive t h eC
to overcome all of th eo chal-t- -----
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thie dialysis machine campaign
conItinued this week when Insur-
ance Management (Bahamas)
Ltd. and Summit Insurance Co.
Ltd. donated $20,500 to purchase
a complete unit.
"Ensuring through or contri-
bution of $20,500, the health and
wellness of our people, we at
Insurance Management and Sum-
mit Insurance Co. Ltd. believe
that the health of the nation is
the wealth of the nation," said
Mr Cedric A. Saunders. President
and CEO of the companies.
Insurance Company of the
Bahamas (IC'B) was also pleased
to support the campaign.
"When I first heard of the
campaign I immediately felt this
was something I wanted to par-
ticipate in." said Darnell Osborne,
financial controller of ICB. "I
know first hand. what challenges
the Princess Margaret Hospital
dialysis unit faces as my mother,
Ms. Sybil F'oote, is currently a
PMH dialysis patient," he said,
adding that "Insurance Compa-
ny of The Bahamas. a general
insurance company which has
been in existence for 10 years, is
pleased to support this worth
while campaign which will help
to improve the conditions and
enable expansion of the unit."
ICB donated $5,000.
Curtis Pride, operations man-
ager ot Mr. Pretzels said that
those at Mr. Pretzels are "--hon-
oured to bc able to contribute
$1,000 to the Princess Margaret
Hospital Foundation lor the pur-
chase of a dialysis machine.
"This unit has proven to be
vital to to the continued well being
of many Bahamians.
"Most of us, including our own-
ers and team members are either
closely related to, or at least know
someone who depends directly

FROM page eight

where It states that there is no clear reason
why the 55-years of experience of the devel-
oped world should "ultimately guide" NHI
development. From a public policy point of
view this is irresponsible and indefensible
especially when the NHI Response does not
identify the techniques that would avoid a
healthcare financing crisis.
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$5,000 towards the purchase of a dialysis machine for hospital. Pic-
tured (1-r) and Scan D. Moore, Marketing Manager, 'The Tribune;
Mrs. Darnell Osborne, Financial Controller of ICB.

donates $1,000 to campaign to raise funds to purchase a dialysis
machine for the Princess Margaret Hospital. Pictured (1-r) Liane
Cox, store manager, Mr. Pretzels; Sean D. Moore, Marketing
Manager, The Tribune and Curtis Pride; Operations Manager,
Mr. Pretzels.

on this unit for their life. We trust
this contribution contributes to

making their lives more comfort-

Analysis of report
policies of 55-years ago and an unwillingness
to deal with the economic realities of today.
This can be seen in the introduction of the
National Health Insurance Act 2006 to Par-
The Prime Minister employed the same
rhetoric as that used in 1948 by the Labour
Government when it introduced the UK's
National Health Services Act. There was no
recognition that times have changed as is

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clearly the case with the UK's Health Ser-
The NHI Act was enacted in the Bahami-
an Parliament with the support of both polit-
ical parties. In the national elections of May
2007 the PLP was voted out of office after
serving one 5-year term. Although the FNM
declared its intent to implement the NHI Act
during the campaign, the initial comments of
the new Minister of Health suggest a different
tack. Hopefully, the Minister will refer to the
Analysis of Mr Nadeem Esmail as he pro-



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Man dies in



FROM page one

The Tribune yesterday that
the man was crossing the
street close to the VIP Chi-
nese restaurant at the corner
of Bay and Deveaux Streets,
when he was hit by an uniden-
tified vehicle.
He was then dragged
along the road about 100ft
before the vehicle sped off.
So tai, said Mr Evans,
police have not yet positively
identified the victim.
So far, it is only known
that he was of slim build,
with a beard and that he was
dressed in dark clothing at
the time of his death.
He was also known by
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Neither do police have
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Mr Evans said that they
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es to come forward with any
information they may have
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FROM page one

that she had only wanted to get
matters dealt with swiftly, and the
man's behaviour was impeding
According to Earl Hall, presi-
dent of the Arawak Cay Conch,
Fish, Vegetable and Food Ven-
dors Association, said Ms Not-
tage took exception when he
turned up with the association's
secretary, Lilian Laramore-Smith,
and an agenda containing issues
they wanted to discuss.
"She said she would not toler-
ate my attempting to run the
meeting," said Mr Hall, "but that
was never my intention."
Ms Nottage, he said, also criti-
cised him for taking along Ms
Laramore-Smith, saying he had
no right being accompanied by
anyone else without prior
"She said she would not toler-
ate me taking control of the meet-
ing and then stormed out," said
Mr Hall. "We were then left to
conduct a cordial, harmonious
and fruitful meeting with three
ministry employees."
However, Mrs Nottage said
that she felt Mr Hall was talking
too much "about history."
"I said I would like to start
where we (the ministry) took
over. He said history was impor-
tant. I said Ican't deal with those
The official added that in her
experience the introduction of
uninvited persons into meetings
can "take a different turn, and it
elongates the process."

Arawak Cay
She accused Mr Hall of "not
getting to the point" after half an
hour of talking, claiming that this
and the time it consumed caused
her to have to leave the meeting.
The meeting was set at the
ministry to air various grievances
over the current state of Arawak
Cay. Several businesses believe
the area has suffered from a long
period of neglect.
Mr Hall told The Tribune: "1
was offended by her attitude. I
am an adult and a professional
person. I am looking for cordial-
ity. I felt that at my age I am 55
- I was entitled to respect."
Mr Hall, an FNM candidate in
Eleuthera for the May 2 election,
believes Mrs Nottage's hostility
could have been political.
Meanwhile, Mrs Nottage said
confusion further arose because
Mr Hall is not the only man
declaring himself to be president
of the association. Bruno Minnis
had also presented himself at the
ministry that morning, she said.
"I asked (Hall) to explain his
legitimacy and I said 'I will hear
you out', but at some point we
have to decide, unless we are talk-
ing to a legitimate authority noth-
ing is going to get done it pre-
sents a problem."
Meanwhile, Mr Hall had pre-
sented to The Tribune hallmarked
documents which he said proved
his presidency of the association.
He claims the PLP neglected
Arawak Cay during their five
years in office, and he and fellow
business owners now felt it was

Man arrested
FROM page one
and "as a result, he was
taken down without incident," reported
Chief Superintendent Basil Rahming of the
Grand Bahama Police department. Anderson
was flown to Nassau shortly afterwards.
Police said that Anderson is considered a
"person of interest" to them in connection
with the December 13, 2006 armed robbery
and murder of Mr Wong whose body was dis-
covered inside a burnt-out mini-van at the
rear of Sun-Tee company on East Shirley

time for action. He said the area's
restrooms, once noted for their
high standard, were now so bad
"you can smell them before you
reach them."
He added: "We are out to
make certain that the Bahamas
is seen as a place of excellence.
We intend to pursue this with the
proper authorities."
He said it was his association's
intention to work with the gov-
ernment, and the people of the
Bahamas, "to express ourselves
culturally in the best and most
excellent way we can."
As a result of the uncordiall
reception" at the ministry, the
association's mission was not
accomplished, but he said he
would press ahead to achieve its
However, Mrs Nottage said:
"The government does not have
an obligation to talk to the ven-
dor's association, we asked them
in out of courtesy to see what
they thought was needed
and could they assist us in any

Worker dies

FROM page one

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The Mexican citizen, who is a
resident of Cable Beach, was tak-
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of his injuries after 7pm.
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Castro during his first year in power,
according to newly declassified
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to Associated Press.
Contained amid hundreds of
pages of CIA internal reports col-
lectively known as "the family jew-
els," the official confirmation of the
1960 plot against Castro was certain
to be welcomed by communist
authorities as more proof of their
long-standing claims that the United
States wants Castro dead.
Communist officials say there

have been more than 600 docu-
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the decades. Now 80, Castro has not
been seen in public since handing
power to his younger brother Raul
while recovering from intestinal
surgery last July. But in a letter pub-
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claimed without providing details
that President Bush had "authorized
and ordered" his killing.
And while Cuban government
press officials didn't return a call
seeking reaction Tuesday, the
release of the newly declassified
CIA documents had already been
noted in state media.
"Upon the orders of the White
House, the Central Intelligence
Agency tried to assassinate Presi-

dent Fidel Castro and other former
personalities and leaders," the Coinm-
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said Saturday. "What was already
presumed and denounced will be
Other aborted U.S. attempts to
kill Castro, who rose to power in
January 1959 in a revolution that
ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista,
have been noted in other declassi-
fied documents.
The papers released Tuesday
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the request of CIA Director James
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UN report: half of world's population

will live in urban areas by next year

SOME 3.3 billion people -
more than half of humanity
- will be living in cities ,by
next year, according to a
U.N. report released Wednes-
day. By 2030, cities will be
home to close to 5 billion,
according to Associated Press.
Without proper planning,
cities across the globe face
the threat of overwhelming
poverty, limited opportuni-
ties for youth, and religious
extremism, U.N. Population
Fund Executive Director
Thoraya Ahmed Obaid told
The Associated Press in Lon-
don, where the report was
"In 2008, half of the world's
population will be in urban
areas, and we are not ready
for them," said Obaid, a U.N.

Her agency's "State of the
World Population 2007"
report outlines the rate and
scale of urban growth and
calls for the policy initiatives
to manage it.
The agency found current
policy initiatives often aim to
keep the poor out of cities by
limiting migration and cutting
lower-income housing.
"Cities see poor people as a
burden," Obaid said. "They
should be seen as an asset."
"Investing in them in terms
of shelter, education and so
on would mean you have a
good economic force that can
work and create even further
economic growth coming
from cities," Obaid said.
Birth rates are driving
urban population growth -
instead of migration from rur-
al areas, the report said. Fam-
ily planning policies will be
most effective in slowing
urban growth including
comprehensive reproductive

health services and sex edu-
cation, it said.
"Urban growth, in a sense,
encourages low fertility
because city people have
access to information and
access to services and can
plan their families better,"
Obaid said. "In an urban
economy, women need less
children but (want children)
with a better quality of life
and better possibilities of
Smaller cities, not major
metropolises, will absorb the
bulk of urban growth, the
report said.
"We're focusing on the
megacities when the data tell
us most of the movement will
be coming to smaller cities of
500,000 or more," Obaid said.
Smaller cities may be more
flexible in expanding their
boundaries and adapting their
policies, but they also have
fewer resources and smaller
governments than major
cities that are more accus-
tomed to large migrant pop-
If these smaller cities fail
to meet the needs of migrant
populations, they could face
social unrest, including
religious extremism, she
"Extremism is often a reac-
tion to rapid and sudden
change or to a feeling of
exclusion and injustice, and
the cities can be a basis for
that if they are not well man-
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Obaid said involving youth
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lence and poverty.
"My passion is to make
sure youth are included in
everything we do," Obaid
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always on the move, trying to
find different ways of life and.
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Remains of pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut

identified, Egyptian authorities say

CAIRO, Egypt
THE mummy of an obese
woman, who likely suffered
from diabetes and liver cancer,
has been identified as that of
Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's
most powerful female pharoah,
Egyptian archaeologists said
Wednesday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt
in the 15th century B.C., was
known for dressing like a man
and wearing a false beard. But
when her rule ended, all traces
of her mysteriously disap-
peared, including her mummy.
Discovered in 1903 in the
Valley of the Kings, the mum-
my was left on site until two
months ago, when it was
brought to the Cairo Museum
for testing, Egypt's antiquities
chief Zahi Hawass said.
DNA bone samples taken
from the mummy's pelvic bone
and femur are being compared
to the mummy of Queen Hat-
shepsut's grandmother, Amos
Nefreteri, said molecular
geneticist Yehia Zakaria Gad,
who was part of Hawass' team.
The mummy identified as
Hatshepsut shows an obese
S- woman, who died in her 50s,
-.-. probably had diabetes and is
also believed to have had liver
cancer, Hawass said. Her left
hand is positioned against her
chest, in a traditional sign of
royalty in ancient Egypt.
The discovery, announced
Wednesday at the museum in
Cairo, has not been indepen-
dently reviewed by other
While scientists are still
matching those mitochondrial
DNA sequences, Gad said pre-
liminary results were "very
Hawass also said that a
molar found in a jar with some
of the queen's embalmed
organs perfectly matched the
r. mummy.
"We are 100 per cent cer-
tain" the mummy is that of
Hatshepsut, Hawass told The
Associated Press.
Hawass has led the search
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Sorenson Molecular Genealogy
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"It's a very difficult process
to obtain DNA from a mum-
my," said Woodward, who has
done such research. "To make
a claim as to a relationship, you
need other individuals from
which you have obtained
DNA, to make a comparison
between the DNA sequences."
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typically come from parents or
grandparents. With female
mummies, the most common
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sut," he said. "It's a difficult
process, but the recovery of
DNA from 18th Dynasty mum-
mies is certainly possible."
Molecular biologist Paul
Evans of the Brigham Young

University in Provo, Utah, said
the discovery could indeed be
"Hatshepsut is an individual
who has a unique place in
Egypt's history. To have her
identified is on the same mag-
nitude as King Tut's discov-
ery," Evans told the AP by
phone from Utah.
Hatshepsut is believed to
have stolen the throne from
her young stepson, Thutmose
III. Her rule of about 21 years
was the longest among ancient
Egyptian queens, ending in
1453 B.C.
Hatshepsut's funerary tem-
ple is located in ancient
Thebes, on the west bank of
the Nile in today's Luxor, a
multi-collonaded sandstone
temple built to serve as tribute
to her power. Surrounding it
are the Valley of Kings and the
Valley of the Queens, the bur-
ial places of Egypt's pharaohs
and their wives.
But after Hatshepsut's death,
her name was obliterated from
the records in what is believed
to have been her stepson's
She was one of the niost pro-
lific builder pharaohs of ancient
Egypt, commissioning hun-
dreds of projects throughout
both Upper and Lower Egypt.
Almost every major museum

in the world today has a col-
lection of Hatshepsut statuary.
British archaeologist Howard
Carter worked on excavating
Hatshepsut's tomb before dis-
covering the tomb of the boy-
king, Tutankhamun, whose
treasure of gold has become a
symbol of ancient Egypt's

JAPANESE reporters take pictures of the remains of pharaoh
Queen Hatshepsut, which is cover by an Egyptian flag before a
press conference at the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Egypt, Wednes-
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identified Wednesday a mummy found a century ago as the remains
of pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut.
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THE American Medical
Association on Wednesday
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video-game playing a formal
psychiatric addiction, saying
instead that more research is
needed, according to Associ-
ated Press.
A report prepared for the
AMA's annual policy meet-
ing had sought to strongly
encourage that video-game
addiction be included in a
widely used diagnostic manu-
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AMA delegates instead
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suredeclaring that while
overuse of video games and
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calling it a formal addiction
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"There's no science to sup-

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low, an addiction medicine
Despite a lack of scientific
proof, Jacob Schulist,, 14, of
Hales Corners, Wis.. says he's
certain he was addicted to
video games and that the
AMA's vote was misguided.
' Until about two months
ago, when he discovered a
support group called On-Line
Garners Anonymous, Jacob
said he played online fantasy
video games for 10 hours
straight some days.
He said his habit got so
severe that he quit spending
time with family and friends.
"My grades were horrible,
I failed the entire first semes-
ter" this past school year
because of excessive video-
game playing, he said, adding,
"It's like they're your life."
But delegates voted to have
the AMA encourage more

research on the issue, includ-
ing seeking studies on what
amount of video-game play-
ing and other "screen time" is
appropriate for children.
Under the new policy, the
AMA also will send the
revised video-game measure
to the American Psychiatric
Association, asking it to con-
sider the full report in its diag-
nostic manual; the next edi-
tion is to be completed in
Dr. Louis Kraus, a psychi-
atric association spokesman,
said the report will be a help-
ful resource.
The AMA's report says up
to 90 percent of American
youngsters play video games
and that up to 15 percent of
them more than 5 million
kids might be addicted.
The report, prepared by the
AMA's Council on Science
and Public Health, also says

"dependence-like behaviors
are more likely in children
who start playing video games
at younger ages."
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which can suck kids into an
online fantasy world, are the
most problematic, the report
That's the kind of game
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Kraus, chief of child and
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like addiction in video-game
players may be a symptom of
social anxiety, depression or
another psychiatric problem.
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Brown becomes new British prime

minister following Blair's resignation

FORMER Treasury chief
Gordon Brown became British
prime minister Wednesday,
promising "a new government
S- with new priorities," after Tony
Blair left office with a legacy of
economic prosperity overshad-
owed by the deeply divisive Iraq
war, according to Associated
Power changed hands tradi-
tionally and quietly behind
closed doors in Buckingham
Palace as Blair first called on
Queen Elizabeth II to submit
his resignation to end a decade
in power, and Brown arrived
soon after to be confirmed as
the new prime minister.
"This will be a new govern-
ment with new priorities,"
Brown told reporters outside
his Downing Street office min-
utes later. "'I've been privileged
with the great opportunity to
serve my country."
Brown, a 56-year-old Scot
known for his often stern
demeanor, beamed as he was
applauded by Treasury staff
before heading with his wife,
Sarah, to the palace, and he
smiled broadly when he
The incoming leader, who for
many lacks Blair's charisma,
must woo Britons by shaking
off the taint of backing the
hugely unpopular Iraq war.
With promises of restoring trust
in government, he is planning
to sweep aside the Blair era
after a decade waiting for the
country's top job.
President Bush was the first
world leader to offer his con-
gratulations in a phone call soon
after Brown's appointment,
--. Downing Street said.
Blair, who led the Labour
Party to three successive elec-
tion victories, later resigned his
seat in Parliament and was
announced as envoy to the
,. Quartet of Mideast peace;medi-
'" ,, .atqrs .. ... '"
Earlier, an emotional Blair
received a warm send-off in the
House of Commons from his
opponents as well as members
of his own party after one
final appearance at the weekly
question time session.
"I wish everyone friend or
foe well. And that is that.
The end," he said.
Legislators rose to their feet
and applauded as he left for his
meeting with the queen. Some,
including Foreign Secretary
Margaret Beckett, wiped away
Blair also used the session to
say he was sorry for the perils
faced by British troops in Iraq
and Afghanistan, but he gave
no apology for his decisions to
back the United States in taking
military action.
Blair expressed condolences
to the families of the fallen, this
week including two in Iraq and
one in Afghanistan.
"I am truly sorry about the
dangers that they face today in
Iraq and Afghanistan," Blair
"I know some may think that
they face these dangers in vain;
I don't and I never will. I
believe they are fighting for the
security of this country and the
wider world against people who
would destroy our way of life,"
She said.
"Whatever view people take"
of my decisions, I think there is
only one view to take of them
(the troops): They are the
bravest and the best," Blair
David Cameron, leader of the
opposition Conservative Party,
saluted Blair's achievements
and wished him well.
"He has considerable
achievements to his credit,
S- whether it is peace in Northern
Ireland, whether it is work in
the developing world, which I
know will endure," Cameron
"I'm sure that life in the pub-
.-'' lic eye has sometimes been
"'." tough on this family. So can I
say on behalf of my party that
we wish him and his family well,
and we wish him every success
in whatever he does in the
Protestant firebrand lan Pais-
ley, the Northern Ireland cleric
and legislator whom Blair per-
suaded to work alongside the
territory's Catholic minority -
achieving peace after decades
- -" of bloodshed also paid trib-
. ute.
S" Blair faced "another colossal

task" as a peace envoy, Paisley
said, adding he hoped the suc-
cess in Northern Ireland would
be repeated.
S' Workers packed furniture

BRITAIN'S Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives at his
official residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, Wednes-
day June 27,2007. Gordon Brown became British prime minister
Wednesday, promising new priorities, after Tony Blair resigned
after a decade in power. Brown, the former Treasury chief, smiled
broadly following a meeting at Buckingham Palace during which
Queen Elizabeth H asked him to form a new government in the tra-
ditional transfer of power.

and boxes into a van outside
Blair's Downing Street home
before he handed over power.
Brown will seek to head off a
challenge from a revived oppo-
sition Conservative party. Polls
already point to a "Brown
b6I.hde"' With one survey
putting his Labour party ahead

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

of its rivals for the first time
since October.
Few expected the dour for-
mer finance chief to be greeted
with public enthusiasm. In fact,
Brown's ascension was widely
seen as a political gift for the
more youthful Carteron.
Dozens stopped near Down-

ing Street to watch the day of
high drama, including 39-year-
old secretary Patrick Lee.
"I'm just here for historical
purposes," he said. "I took time
off work just to watch."
Judith Brown, 25, a student
from Belfast in Northern Ire-
land, said she came to see Blair.
"I think it's romantic," she
said. "I'm really surprised the
crowds are so small because I
thought there would be, like,
thousands here. I mean, it's the
end of an era."
Blair's last full day in office
brought an unexpected present
- the defection of a Conserva-
tive legislator to'his Labour par-
ty. The move put Brown in bull-
ish mood and he will now weigh
calling a national election as
early as next summer.
Bush paid tribute to his ally
by saying "Tony's had a great
run and history will judge him
"I've heard he's been called
Bush's poodle. He's bigger than
that," Bush told Britain's The
Sun tabloid in remarks pub-
lished Wednesday.
Bush is thought to have been
instrumental in winning Blair
his new role as Mideast peace
Irish leader Bertie Ahem said
Blair he told him his new role
would be "tricky;" but said he
wanted to focus on peacemak-
"He believes if you have
hands-on, persistent engage-
ment then you can have real
progress," Ahern told Ireland
state broadcaster RTE.
Brown has waited 13 years
for this moment. Most keenly
watched will be his policy
toward Iraq, where the number
of British troops has rapidly fall-
en this year.
Blair has left his successor an
option to call back more of the
remaining 5,500 personnel by
2008 an opportunity likely
to be grasped by a leader with a
national election to call before
June 2010.

"His hands, whilst not quite
clean, are certainly not sullied,"
said Alasdair Murray, the direc-
tor of CentreForum, a liberal
think-tank. Brown can "portray
it as Blair's war and differenti-
ate himself."
Brown may sanction an
inquiry on Iraq, similar to the
U.S. Study Group, telling a
recent rally that Britain needs to
acknowledge mistakes made
over the conflict.
In Europe, bridges have been
built with German chancellor
Angela Merkel and new French
president Nicolas Sarkozy,
but tensions are likely to
The succession ends a part-
nership at the pinnacle of
British politics that began when
Brown and Blair were elected
to Parliament in 1983 sharing
an office and a vision to trans-
form their party's fortunes.
It has been widely reported

- but never confirmed that
the two agreed to a pact over
dinner in 1994 with Brown
agreeing not to run against Blair
for the Labour leadership fol-
lowing the death of then party
chief John Smith.
In return, Blair reportedly
vowed to give Brown broad
powers as Treasury chief and
to step down after a reasonable
time to give Brown a shot at the
senior post.
Although Brown, who was
unopposed in a contest to select
Blair's successor, is moving jobs,
he won't be moving house.
He, his wife and two young
sons already live in the private
quarters at No. 10 Downing
Street the prime minister's
official residence having
switched homes with Blair's
larger family, who needed the
roomier apartment next door
in No. 11, the Treasury chief's
official residence.

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CARS move slowly in traffic on a high way in Tehran, Iran Wednesday June, 27, 2007. Angry Iranians attacked several gas stations
in protest after the government suddenly began long-threatened fuel rationing, while many others rushed to fill their tanks.
(AP photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

Gas stations attacked amid anger

over Iran's new fuel rationing

* TEHRAN, Iran
IRANIANS angered by
abruptly enforced fuel rationing
torched or damaged more than a
dozen gas stations in the coun-
try's capital Wednesday. while
others grumbled and lined up to
fill their tanks, according to
Associated Press.
The government has been
warning for weeks that it would
start rationing, but the announce-
ment Tuesday night only
three hours before the measure
went into effect at midnight -
startled Iranians and send them .
rushing to fill their tanks.

Long lines turned violent at
several gas stations, witnesses
Drivers attacked some stations
when the managers decided to
stop selling fuel before midnight,
saying they had to recalibrate
their systems for the rationing.
"This made people who were
waiting in line angry so they
attacked the pumps." said one
witness, Rasoul Enayati.
Fire Department spokesman
Behrouz Tashakkor said 12 sta-
tions in Tehran were set on fire.
Iran's police chief Gen. Ismail
Ahmadi Moghaddam put the
total number of damaged sta-
tions at 17. Cars and other build-

ings, including banks, were also
"The police have called out
their forces to control any possi-
ble disorder after the implemen-
tation of rationing," he said.
State-run television said some
of those involved in the attacks
had been detained, but did not
specify how many.
Under the rationing plan, own-
ers of private cars can buy 26 gal-
lons of fuel per month at the sub-
sidized price of 38 cents per gal-
lon. Taxis can get 211 gallons a
month at the subsidized price.
Iran is the second-biggest
exporter in the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Countries.

But because it has low refining
capability, it has to import more
than 50 percent of its gasoline
needs. To keep prices low, the
government subsidized gas sales,
saddling it with enormous costs.
The issue is hugely sensitive
in this oil-rich nation, where peo-
ple are used to having cheap and
plentiful gas. Hard-line President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came
to power in the 2005 election
based largely on his promises to
improve the faltering economy.
But his failure to do so has
sparked widespread criticism.
People were still queuing at
gas stations Wednesday, though
lines were shorter.
"I could not fill my car last
night because of the rush. Now I
have come to experience my first
quota," said Hassan Riahi, a 21-
year-old engineering student, as
he waited at a Tehran gas sta-
tion guarded by four police offi-
Reports that gas stations in
several cities across the country
were also in flames could not be
independently confirmed.
Conservatives in Iran's parlia-
ment, especially those aligned
with the country's national oil
company, have long pushed for
higher gasoline prices to curtail
demand and free up government
funds for investment in more oil
and gas production.
Ahmadinejad had resisted
allowing increases because of his
campaign promises to share
Iran's oil wealth with the nation's
The government first said on
May 21 that rationing would
begin in two weeks, but the move
was delayed without explanation.
The president has come under
growing criticism even from
conservatives who once sup-
ported him for dramatically
rising housing and food prices in
the past year. Many fear the
increase in fuel costs will further
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"This man, Ahmadinejad, has
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said Reza Khorrami, a 27-year-
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Some stations in Tehran had
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Another legislator, Darioush
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LEO July 23/August 23
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lend a hand. Put work on hold for
some quality time with your mate.
SAGITTARIUS- Nov 23/Dec 21
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time at work, Sagittarius? It could be
because you are avoiding a situation
at home. That's not like you. Face
up to the situation. It's far better to
be honest with yourself.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
It may be time to consider a career
change, Capricorn. You are far too edu-
cated and talented to settle for the woi',
you've been doing so far. Have some .
confidence and go for your dreams.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Your confidence continues to rise,
Aquarius. It could be because of that
good news at work. Consult with Leo
for some good advice on how to
improve your financial future.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Be the life of the party on Friday,
Pisces and you just may hook up
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Estimated Benefits of BBC for Local/ National Economy:
Currently employing approximately 200 Bahamians.
$ 1 8 million .invested to date.
Estimated to generate approximately $549 million for The Bahamas in taxes and
other revenue in the first 10 years of the Project. After full project build-out
beginningg in 2015), BBC is estimated to generate approximately $38.6 million of
tax revenue on an annual basis.
Facilitating the development of a world class example of environmentally
responsible real estate development will raise the cachet and standing of The
Bahamas among global investors, travellers and governments.

Benefits of BBC to Guana Cay Residents/Abaconians:

Creating entrepreneurial opportunities for Bahamians in transportation, retail, and
residential services.
Created the Fig Tree Foundation, Ltd. that has already spent approximately
$100,000 to support medical and public health, and which expects to spend
$200,000 this year to fund medical, public health, environmental and youth
focused activities.
Is spending $ 10 million on infrastructure and improvements including:

o Sewer treatment plant that can be expanded to service Guana Cay
residents. Creating capacity for Guana Cay residents to use state of the art
sewage treatment system will reduce currently harmful practices to the
reef from septic tanks, and provide a more reliable treatment of sewage
for residents outside BBC.
o Solid Waste Transfer Station will improve the solid waste disposal for all
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Developer planning 2 40m

worth of projects in Bahamas

* International property firm eyes 160m condo development in Freeport and 80m residential community in Exuma

Hutchison Whampoa also planning upscale development at Grand Bahama's Silver Point

Tribune Business Editor

al property
company is
planning two
high-end residential projects
in the Bahamas that are col-
lectively valued at 240 mil-
lion, The Tribune can reveal,
one based in Freeport and the
other in Exuma.
Grantly Group, the UK sub-

sidiary of Grantly Develop-
ments'International, is plan-
ning a 160 million condo-
minium project at Freeport's
Bell Channel, in Lucaya Bay.
SSources yesterday confirmed
to The Tribune that Grantly
Developments (Freeport) Ltd
had acquired some 14 acres of
land for a price believed to be
around $12 million, the com-
pany's website saying the pro-
ject would be located on land
known as Tract W and W1
Bell Channel 4.

The Tribune was told that
Freeport-based attorney, Sean
Callender, was representing
Grantly in the land purchase
and potential investment pro-
When contacted by this
newspaper, Mr Callender con-
firmed that he was acting for
Grantly Developments
(Freeport) Ltd, but declined
to comment further, hinting
that the project was before the
Government and Grand
Bahama Port Authority for

approvals and the required
"It would be premature to
say anything at this stage," Mr
Callender told The Tribune.
Yet Grantly's website con-
tained numerous details on the
project and Grantly Develop-
ments (Freeport) Ltd, which it
said was incorporated as a
Bahamian company in Novem-
ber 2004 specifically for the
The property, which is likely
to be called Lucayan Palms, is

scheduled to feature one 10-
storey block, consisting of 10
units per floor.
Alongside this will be the
Twin Towers, two 16-storey
blocks with five units per floor.
The Lucayan Palms, which
appears to be a niche property
targeted at the wealthy, high-
end residential tourism and
second home market, will fea-
ture a 500 foot beach, pool and
spa club, sundeck bar and
restaurant, and fitness centre.
There will also be a racquet-

ball court, air conditioned busi-
ness centre and yoga room,
according to Grantly's website.
That is not the end of Grant-
ly's plans for the Bahamas,
which appear to be its first for-
ay into the Caribbean and mar-
kets outside the Bahamas.
Through its Grantly Devel-
opments (Exuma) Ltd sub-
sidiary, the firm is also plan-
ning an 80 million residential

SEE page 14

Tribune Business Editor
"THERE is no way" that Bahamian
manufacturers can compete with US-based
and other foreign rivals if the Govern-
ment keeps on reducing customs duties
on finished imports, an industry veteran
told The Tribune yesterday, as companies
in this nation would still be burdened with
higher operating costs even if the import
tariffs they faced were removed.
Helen Astarita, who founded Bahama
Hand Prints in the 1960s and ran it for 20
years, said Bahamian manufacturers and
other businesses not only had to pay
import duties and stamp taxes on the raw
materials and equipment they needed for
their businesses, but a whole host of other
costs associated with obtaining these items
that were not faced by foreign competitors.
For instance, Bahamian companies had
to pay transportation costs associated with
getting materials and equipment to ports

N MORE cruise ships are becoming floating hotels
(AP Photo)

Cruise spending,

arrivals likely to

further decline

Tribune Business

CRUISE passenger spend-
ing and arrivals to Nassau are
likely to decline further,
Bahamian businesses said-yes-
terday, with Royal Caribbean's
withdrawal of three vessels
until at least 2009 described as
a symptom of the overwhelm-
ing problems facing Bay Street
merchants, tour operators and
the overall economy.
Tim Lightbourne, of the Per-
fume Bar, told The Tribune
that cruise arrivals and visitor
spending are likely to continue
to decline given that more
cruise ships are becoming float-
ing hotels.
Previously, cruise passengers
would come off ships to eat at
Bahamian restaurants and
gamble in the casinos, but they,
are now remaining on their
ships. Persons who do come
ashore often spend very little,
and Mr Lightbourne added
that more cruise lines were
using their private islands,
which offer many of the attrac-
tions that would be provided
ion Nassau.
Rather than focus on the
Royal Caribbean situation, Mr

Lightbourne said the Bahamas
would do better to ensure
tourists coming here are
prompted to-return.
"We can do much better.
Our airport is disgraceful, our
main street is filled with trash,"
Mr Lightbourne said,
He added that there was a
constant streani of construc-
tion trucks moving through
Bay Street, when they needed
to be restricted to off-hours.
Mr Lightbourne said three
nations that are during very
well in terms of tourism num-
bers are Cayman, Bermuda
and Aruba. What those three
islands have in common is the
fact that they are very clean,
he said.
"We have to decide what.is
the image that we want to pre-
sent. Do we want to present
an image where no one
enforces the law, and jitneys
drive around and stop where
they aren't suppose to?" he
Mr-Lightbourne pointed out
that each year more than 6,000
students graduate from
Bahamian high schools. "That
means that you would have to
build an Atlantis every year to

SEE page 5

'No way' Bahamian manufacturers can

compete without duties protection

Transportation would still leave Bahamas firms with

higher cost base than foreign rivals for.raw materials
and equipment, even if tariffs removed +

in the US, then pay for the ocean freight
and insurance to ship them to Nassau,
heightening the cost burden before any-
thing was ever produced.
"In the first place, in order to to estab-
lish a factory or place of business, you've
got to bring things in," Mrs Astarita said.
"You have to pay duties, freight on every-
thing you bring before you even start pro-
ducing or selling godds.
"It's more costly to start a business here
than in the US, as everything is more read-
ily available. Under the Light Industries
Encouragement Act you're getting duty
off, but you're still paying oceant freight
and ground freight charges in the US.

"We're still paying far more for raw
materials than the manufacturer in the
Us, so duty should remain at 35 per cent
on finished products.
"When the necessary raw materials are
imported, thq cost of the handling charge
to the exporting dock, then the ocean
freight and handling, are all added to the
base cost before the duty is applied. This
naturally gives th manufacturer a higher
basic cost before anything has ever been
Such an upfront cost burden, with

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high profile status under new ownership or management.
Parliament Place, comprising the Parliament Hotel, offices,
restaurant and patio located on Parliament Street is up for
either sale or lease, and has been extensively advertised in the
newspapers this week.
Parliament Place's owner, Philip Hillier, said there was still
demand for hotel space in the downtown Bay Street area.
He added that the property requires some repairs, which
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Detailing criminal thought-processes

S security industry
research on the impact
environmental design
has on crime trends
has resulted in new, useful con-
clusions. These include findings
that indicate although different
crimes are affected in different
ways by the environment in

which they occur, almost every
type of 'street crime' (crimes
'against persons' or 'against
property' in FBI Crime Report
terminology) is influenced in
some way by:
1. Physical Design
2. Layout

3. Situational Factors
Theories of crime, such as
environmental criminology,
focus specifically on analysing
the environmental factors that
provide opportunities for crime
to occur. Based on this, it is fair
to say that most theories of

crime can also be classified as
opportunity theories. Environ-
mental criminology, rational
choice, situational crime pre-
vention, routine activity, oppor-
tunity model, geography of
crime and hot spots of crime,
just to name a few, all explain
factors that provide criminal
opportunities. In essence, if we
are able to reduce these oppor-
tunities then it is reasonable to
conclude that crime will also be
Between the 1970s and
1990s, studies were conducted
(primarily by the National Insti-
tute of Justice in the US) that
demonstrate that certain envi-
ronments tend to encourage
informal social gatherings and
contacts, thus raising the fear
of crime. These environments
include poorly-lighted areas,
high-rise buildings with an inap-
propriate tenant mix, and apart-
ment buildings with large num-
bers of units that share one pri-
mary entrance, and heavily-traf-
ficked streets.
Ever wonder why so much
emphasis was placed on build-
ing a basketball courts or parks?
These features increase social
interaction, natural surveillance
and other informal social con-
trols, thereby reducing both
crime and the fear of crime.
The failure, though, was that
the government and church
failed to capitalise on these
informal controls by giving
meaning and direction to
them. Adolescents were left to
their own decisions and think-
ing, which resulted in some cas-
es in their demise.
Rational or Irrational
As mentioned ,some took the
good path while some individu-
als took the wrong one. Accord-
ing to the rational choice
approach, criminal behaviour

occurs when an offender
decides to risk breaking the law
after considering the following:
1. Personal factors (the need
for money, cheap thrills, enter-
tainment, revenge).
2. Situational factors (poten-
tial police response, availability
of target, lighting, surveillance,
access to target, skill and tools
needed to commit the crime).
Before committing a crime,
most criminals (excluding drug-
related impulse crimes, acts of
terrorism and psychopathic
criminals) will evaluate the fol-
1. Risk of apprehension -
Where are the police; are they
familiar with my tactics?
2. The seriousness of expect-
ed punishment Will I be
remanded to Fox Hill, or will I
be put on bail to await trial?
3. The potential value from
the crime $100/ $1,000; is there
a market for the item I am
going to steal; and what is the
profit margin?
4. The need for immediate
criminal gain If yes to the
above, how quickly can I get
the item sold or how badly is it
needed (money). ,
The decision to commit a spe,
cific type of crime is thus a mat-
ter of personal decision-mak-
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of numerous variables, and the
information available for the
decision-making process. Bur- '
glary studies have shown that 1
burglars forego a break-in if *.
they perceive that the home is
too great a security challenge, or
the value and rewards from the
potential goods are not worth
the effort. The target might be
protected by guards, police or
capable guardians (housekeep-
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sion to commit crime regard- -
less of substance is structured
by the choice of:
1) Where the crime occurs/
2) The characteristics of the
3) The means and techniques ,
available for the completion of ,.
the crime.
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views on how criminals pick j
their targets, and how their .
choice is influenced by the per-
ception of vulnerability that the
target projects.

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The Bahamas will 'have to face the

music sooner or later'

on US trade

Caribbean Basin Initiative 'not sustainable', as key issue for preference programme

benefiting $100m in Bahamian exports is WTO waiver, not US Congress

Tribune Business Editor
Despite the hype
surrounding Pres-
ident George W.
Bush's pledge at
last week's Conference on the
Caribbean to push Congress
into extending the Caribbean
Basin Initiative (CBI), trade
experts have told The Tribune
that this move if it comes off -
will merely delay the inevitable
for the Bahamas in terms of tax
reform and negotiating a free
trade agreement with Washing-
Sources familiar with the sit-
uation, who requested anonymi-
ty, said that in relation to the
CBI the trade preferences pro-
gramme that allows some $100
million Bahamian exports to
enter the US duty free every
year "the bigger issue is the
World Trade Organisation".
This is a reference to the fact
that any extension to the CBI
that is approved by the US pres-
ident and his Congress must
then also be ratified by the
WTO, the body that sets and
enforces the global trade rules.
Current attempts by the US
to secure a WTO waiver for the
CBI until December 31, 2008,
are being blocked by Paraguay,
which is arguing legitimately -
that the preferences programme
grants benefits to Caribbean-
based exporters that its own
companies do not receive, thus
making the CBI discriminato-
That is a 'no no' under WTO
rules, a is.the fact that the CBI
is ,a onq-way trade benefits and
preferepces policy, which fieans
the Bahamas and other
Caribbean nations do not have
to offer reciprocal advantages
to US products coming into the
That, too, is against WTO
rules, giving rise to the feeling
among many that despite the
hype at last week's conference,
any extension of the CBI is
merely postponing the
inevitable where the Bahamas
and the Caribbean are con-
One Bahamian trade expert
told The Tribune: "CBI is not
sustainable and they [Caribbean
leaders] know it's not sustain-
able. They're going to have to
face the music sooner or later."
A Leonard Archer, the
Bahamas Ambassador to
CARICOM and the man who
was leading trade negotiations
under the previous PLP admin-
istration, agreed that obtaining
a WTO waiver was the great-
est issue facing the CBI's con-,

"The provisions of the CBI,
the non-reciprocity, are subject
to the WTO waiver," Mr
Archer said. "Once Congress
approves of it, you have to
approach the WTO for the
He added that the US had
been pushing for the current
waiver until end-2008 to no
avail, adding: "I, for one, pre-
sume that unless Paraguay is
pacified, they will have the same
objections to the new one.......
It's really in the hands of the
US. If all the WTO members
agree, there's no difficulty in
granting the request. It'll be up
to the US to determine if it can
satisfy Paraguay and grant it
what it is requesting."
Mr Archer added that many
of the trade agreements the
Bahamas is currently party to
are based on an informal set-
up, and needed to be placed on
a formal, treaty footing.
He warned that unless they
were "properly signed agree-
ments", in its dealings with the
European Union (EU), US and
Canada, the Bahamas ran the
risk that the other side could
unilaterally change the terms
and conditions.
The Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) being nego-
tiated with the EU would be a
formal treaty, and Mr Archer
said such an agreement signed
by both parties could only be
changed if both consented.
The Bahamas exported to the
US some $99.7 million worth of
goods under the CBI during the
first 11 months of 2005. This
sum accounted for 15.2 per cent
of its US exports, and was a 20.9
per cent rise on the $78.9 mil-
lion exported during the same
period in 2004.
Any CBI replacement is like-
ly to be based on the trade
agreement signed between the
Central American Free Trade
Area (CAFTA) and the
Dominican Republic on one
hand, and the US on the other.
This would also involve the
Bahamas, if it signed on to any
such deal, providing reciprocal
benefits and preferences to US
exporters sending goods to this
nation. If the Bahamas and
CARICOM were unable to
agree a satisfactory Free Trade
Agreement with the US,
experts have said they should
opt for the General System of
Preferences as a fallback.
All this could have huge
implications for the Bahamian
tax system, as this nation
imports most of its goods from
the US. If many of these are
required to enter duty free, this

would force this nation to
reform its tax structure.
Customs duties in the 2007-
2008 fiscal year are projected
to account for 41 per cent of
total government revenues,
standing at $605.769 million.
Additionally, stamp tax the
next highest revenue contribu-
tor is projected to earn
$199.751 million of this take
from imports into the Bahamas,
meaning that trade taxes will
account for $805.52 million or
54 per cent of total government
Given that some 90 per cent
of goods imported into the
Bahamas come from the US,
this means that this nation
would have to replace some
$750 million-plus in revenues if
it switched to a value added tax
(VAT) or sales tax system.
Philip Simon, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's exec-
utive director, acknowledged
that while the CBI would not
last forever, the Bahamas had to
deal with the "here and now".
He added that any CBI
extension would not stop the
push for tax reform, but it
would give the Bahamas "more
time to sort our issues out".
Mr Simon said the Bahamas
"should push even harder to get
our house in order, and decide
whether we want to be in, what
we want to look like, and what
agreements we want to partici-
pate in. That really is the bot-
tom line".
In relation to tax reform and
the CBI, Mr Simon said: "We
understand that at some point
in time we have to move away
from the current system, and
that [an extension] gives us
some time to figure ou i t bat
we're going to do as opposed
to having it forced on us."
He added that taxing trade
and imported goods alone
might not be enough to meet
the Bahamas' revenue needs
going forward, but the country
needed to conduct an audit to
find out where it was currently
on this.


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of the Government's help in
allowing the duty to remain at
the current level.
"If government is truly inter-
ested in helping the Bahamas
become more self-sufficient in
many industries or businesses,
they should certainly ease the
burden of the duties on the raw
"They certainly should pro-
tect the local manufacturer by
definitely retaining the 35 per
cent duty on any item which is
in direct competition to the
local manufacturer."
The issue is likely to boil
down to whether the Bahamas
wants to retain and maintain
a sizeable manufacturing sec-
tor, or if it is prepared to see
this industry 'wither on the
vine' at the expense of lower-
priced imports that might
enhance consumer welfare.
Mrs Astarita pointed out
that apart from raw material
and equipment costs, Bahami-
an manufacturers are also
faced with extra costs in hir-
ing then training staff in
what are often highly spe-
cialised fields, when the edu-
cation courses they need are
not available in this nation.
Utilities costs, especially
electricity, are also much high-
er for Bahamian businesses
than in the US.
Mrs Astarita contacted The
Tribune after reading about
the situation facing Bahamas
Aluminium Manufacturing,
where the Government's plan
to reduce customs duty rates
on rival imports from 35 per
cent to 25 per cent would

"make it very difficult for us
to be profitable" and had
"thrown a spoke in the wheel"
of the company's expansion
Andrew Rogers, the firm's
owner, had told this newspa-
per: "There's no doubt about
it. With the 35 per cent duty
it's difficult for us to compete,
but we can do it.
"If they reduce it to 25 per
cent, it's going to really inter-
fere with the small, minimal
margins we have to work with.
It's going to be very difficult
for us to be profitable.
"In short, it makes it more
difficult to compete with for-
eign manufacturers, because
they can bring the product in
more cheaply. It gives you less
of a margin to work with. The
margins are critical because we
are in a small country."
Mr Rogers said the duty cuts
would only benefit the multi-
million dollar Florida-based
companies, such as PGT and
Yale Orgin, that it had to com-
pete with, making their prices
even more competitive against
Mr Rogers pointed out that
the 10 per cent duty cut was
probably equivalent to "1 per
cent on the bottom line".
Using an example, Mr Rogers
said that in manufacturing
businesses, if 3 per cent flowed
through to the bottom line, the
business was doing well, with
retail flow through at about 6
per cent and professional and
commercial services enjoying
considerably more.
If the 10 per cent duty cut
took away 1 per cent of the
company's bottom line, it
would lose 1/3 of its profits.


The successful candidate should have at least 2 year's
experience in the administration of trusts and companies.
Previous experience will include the incorporation of
companies and ensuring compliance with local regulations,
updating corporate records, preparing company and trust
minutes and opening bank accounts. A familiarity with the
applicable laws of The Bahamas would be an advantage but
is not essential.


The successful candidate should have previously worked in
the accounting department of a Trust Company or other
financial institution. They should be familiar with integrated
accounting software.

International Protector Group is a specialist provider of
Protector and related services in the trust industry. We are
closely involved in the establishment and operation of Private
Trust Companies, Foundations, Trusts and Companies for our

Interested candidates who wish to apply for either of the
above positions should apply in writing to the following:

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Montague Sterling Centre
East Bay Street
P. 0. Box N-3924
Nassau, Bahamas


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Bahamian entrepreneurs, man-
ufacturers and light industries
having to pay ocean freight
and ground freight costs before
they get any revenues coming
in, has often proved fatal to
many small businesses.
Mrs Astarita recalled that
when Bahama Hand Prints
was founded, the company had
to build everything from
scratch, with specialist wood
and specialist paint mixing
equipment imported into the
In addition, the company
could only access the benefits
under the Light Industries
Encouragement Act after it
started in business, not before.
"If the Government is going
to start lowering the duty on
imported items that compete
with Bahamian firms, the duty
is not only on the item," Mrs
Astarita said. "The duty [facing
Bahamian firms] is also based
on ground freight, ocean
freight, and insurance costs"
which are inlcuded in the CIF
or cost of imported freight cal-
"If they're going to start low-
ering the duty on finished
products being brought in, it
doesn't give manufacturers a
lot of room to work. The cost
of manufacturing the some
products in the US is consid-
erably lower than the costs
Mrs Astarita added: "There
is no way the local manufac-
turer can either wholesale or
retail their product to compete
with the foreign manufacturer
unless they have the advantage





FROM page 1

absorb them," he said.
With tourism being the
biggest part of the economy,
Bahamians needed to ensure
they were providing quality
Another merchant, who pre-
ferred to speak anonymously,
said the problems plaguing the
downtown Bay Street area are
common knowledge and had
been occurring long before
Royal Caribbean pulled out.
He said Bahamian mer-
chants have been complaining
for change for a long time, and
said that if the Government
did not step in and aggressive-
ly address the problem, the
Bahamas will only see further
He added that rather than
powerless citizens coming for-
ward and addressing their con-
cerns, the powers that be need-
ed to make effective and
enforced decisions.
"We don't recognize that we
need to be providing service
and quality, because it is
tourism that drives the econo-
my," he said.
He added that it took sub-
stantially less money to attract

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return visitors than it did to
attract first-time visitors.


The merchant also said there
needed to be some type of sys-
tem in place, between the Gov-
ernment and the owners of the
derelict buildings located in the
eastern section of Bay Street,
so that they can be repaired

and enhanced.
Royal Caribbean's decision
represents a loss of three cruise
ships calling weekly into the
capital. Voyager of the Seas
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.
The Bahamas will therefore
lose 5.7 per cent of its total per

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annum cruise passenger visi-
tors, representing some 166,756
tourists and $9.338 million in
visitor spending based on 2005
figures. Cruise passenger
spending has declined to $56
per head, among the lowest
per capital yields in the
Caribbean, and placing this
nation on diminishing returns
when it comes to the cruise



81#tL R k ll S bdi i i N P Lot #82 Sunset Park Subdivision N P

LoUT lF oc 1UI ii w uUUivision, 1. .
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $159,000.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn north onto McKinney
Drive and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right
and thesubject is the 3rd house

Lot#52, East Park Estates Subdivision
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,495 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,283 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $170,000.00
From Prince Charles Drive travel south on College Gardens
Drive turn left at the T-junction, Pine Barren Road, take
the first right into East Park Estates turn right at the T-
junction comfort lane bear left on Marina Avenue take the
first right Tea Court and the subject property is the second
on the left.
Lot # 1267 Pinewood Gardens, NP.
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $108,000.00
Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree
Drive; which is the 1st corner on the right side after the
Pinewood round about heading north on Willow Tree Dr.
Take the 3rd corner on the left side which is Sugar Apple
St. and the property is the 7th lot on the left side. The lot
is yellow trim with white.
Lot# 1852, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 914 sq.ft
Appraised value: $107,000.00
Turn onto Pinewood Drive from East Street South and
travelling east and take the third corner on the right hand
side, which is Thatch Palm Ave. Travelling souh on Thatch
Palm Ave turn through the 4th corner on the left hand
side which is Spice Street and the property is the 7th lot
on the left hand side. The building is pink trimmed with
Lot#209, Sunshine Park, N.P.
Single Family Residence
Property size: 4,944 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $205,600.00
Heading south on Blue Hill Road, take the 1st entrance
into sunshine park, take the 1st corner on left (Murray St.)
The subject property is 5th house on left hand side of the
street. The house is blue trim with white.


L i w o t I ou1 u Ill l iI
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,262 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $193,000.00
House #6, on the northern side of the fourth road north
of Carmichael Road Post Office, third house west of
Wendal Drive directly at lamp pole #128.

Lot #464 Yellow Elder Gardens Subdivision
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft
Building Size: 1,797 sq. ft
Appraised Valuel $111,000.00
From Tonique Williams Darling Highway round-about,
travel north on Yellow Elder Way, turn right on Graham
Drive, continue pass the 1st comer on the left and property
is the second lot on the left.
Lot#20, Domingo Heights, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 4,750 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,475 sq;ft
Appraised Value: $163,000.00
From the Junction of East Street and Soldier Road, travel
south on East Street, take the 5th corner on the left (El-
bo Avenue), at the T-junction turn left, take the 1st right
(Silk alley), the property is 100 feet on the right, white trim
with aqua.
Lot#462, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $101,000.00
From the roundabout at Pinewood Boulevard, travel north
to Willow Tree Avenue; turn west onto Sapodilla Boulevard,
the subject is the eleventh property on left. The house is
painted white and trimmed mustard.
Lot#701, Pinewood.Gardens Subdivision, N.R
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 960 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $118,812.00
From the roundabout at Pinewood Gardens travel north
on Pigeon Plum Street turn at the fifth (plane Street) and
travel east on Plane Street to the intersection of Plane
Street & Buttonwood Avenue the subject property is at
the intersection and the end of Panes Street on the left
white trimmed blue.


Unit A-1 Town Court Condomium, N.P.
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Unit Size: 716.79
Appraised Value: $80,000.00
Lots#33,34,35,36 BIk#40, Nassau Village, N.P.
Commercial Building
3 (1) Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
1 (2) Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
1 Retail Store
Property Size: 10,100 sq.ft
Building Size: 4,900 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $491,000.00
Travel east on Alexandria Blvd. to the intersection of
Alexandria Blvd. and Taylor Street and the subject is on
the south-west corner of that intersection which is a
commercial bldg. The building is painted tan trimmed with
Lot "D1l", of Gladstone Road Crown Land Allotment 68
Duplex Apartment
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,756 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,625 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $218,000.00
From Sir Milo Butler Highway travel south onto Faith Ave
turn through the second corner on the left-hand side
(Hamster Road). The property is located on the right
hand side of the third corner on the right. The subject
building is green with white trim.

Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P.
2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $204,000.00
From Spikenard Rd. travel west along Carmicheal Rd.
on the left. The property is the second on the left.
It is painted rust trim with white.

Lot#23876 & 2388, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Commercial Building -- 2 Office Space
Property Space: 20,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,440 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $431,000.00
Travel to the West entry of Charles W. Saunders Highway
and the subject is on the first corner on the right (Southside
opposite Cleveland Eneas Primary School which is a
single storey commercial building housing a laundrymat
a convince store and a restaurant. The subject is painted
mauve and pink.

Lot#342, Stapledon Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 9,600 sq.ft
Building size: 1,920 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $377,106.00
From the round -about at Sir Milo Butler highway travel
west along Tonique Williams Darling Highway (Harold Rd)
to Christie Avenue, turnm right on McKinney Ave, then first
right (Hampden Rd.) cross over Walrus Rd. and property
is the fifth on the Northern side of Hampden Rd.
Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms
1-4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill
Road take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the T-
junction Armbrister Street then the first right Francis
avenue, then the first left and the subject property is
the first on the right.
Lot#16, Blk#21, Shirley Heights, N.R
3 Single Storey Buildings
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,400 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $175,000.00
Located within 355 feet west of Mount Royal Avenue on
the northern side of Arundel Street and two lots east of
the Centerville Park.
Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/1-1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway
Drive (intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel
west on Pineway Drive after the first comer on the left
(Oleander Avenue), the subject is the second property on
the left (duplex). The duplex is painted white and trimmed

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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




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During the interim please call us at 393-8951.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Home insurance rates

still sticking, says Crist

Associated Press Writer
- Gov. Charlie Crist knows a
new law hasn't cut home insur-
ance rates as much as he and
consumers had expected, but
he detailed a new Web site
Tuesday that might help home-
owners comparison shop to
save money.
Crist said some insurance
companies have not filed for
rates as low as he had hoped
after lawmakers changed state
law in January to try to lower
premiums. The law made state
backup coverage for insurers
more available and at a cheap-
er cost than what they typical-

ly pay on the private market.
Rates being charged by
major home insurance compa-
nies have gone down only 10
percent since the legislation
passed not a lot compared
to how much they have risen
since the 2004 and 2005 hurri-
cane seasons. Some customers
saw their rates increase by
more than 100 percent in the
last few years.
But Crist defended the leg-
islation. He said while rates
haven't gone down as much as
he wishes they would have,
they generally have fallen.
"The rates for the first time
in a long time actually are com-
ing down. Would I like it to be
more? You bet I would. And

do I feel a little bit of sense
that maybe some of these com-
panies have broken some of
their promises? ... That con-
cerns me," he said.
Crist said the rates haven't
gone down as much as they
could because of resistance
from the industry. "We need
to continue to push the indus-
try," he said. "We need to con-
tinue to hold their feet to the
The Web site -
m lets residents see the rates
that insurance companies
would offer for a sample home
in their county. But it has lim-
itations. It compares rates
based on a $150,000 home -

far below typical cost in Flori-
da that is 5 years old, with a
2 percent deductible. Also, it
shows some rates for compa-
nies that may not be selling
new policies in the particular
area, which could give some
users a false sense that their
rates could drop. Still, Crist

said the site would give peo-
ple some assistance in finding
other possibilities if they still
believe their property insur-
ance rates are too high.
"This will empower con-
sumers," Crist said. "What we
need to do is encourage con-
sumers to shop. ... This gives

them a choice."
Insurance Commissioner
Kevin McCarty said the site
was a work in progress. For
example, officials plan to add a
tool to compare rates for a
$300,000 home, a much more
realistic benchmark for houses
in most of Florida.

Big goods orders hit four-month high

AP Economics Writer
- Orders to U.S. factories
for big-ticket manufactured
goods plunged in May by
the largest amount in four
months as demand for air-
craft, heavy machinery and
metals all declined.
The Commerce Depart-
ment reported Wednesday
that new durable goods
orders dropped by 2.8 per-
cent last month, a far big-
ger drop than the 1 percent
decline economists had
been forecasting.
The weakness was led by
a huge 22.7 percent plunge
in orders for commercial
aircraft, which can be
extremely volatile from
month to month. But
orders were also down for a
wide array of other goods,
from primary metals such
as steel to machinery and
electronic appliances.
And in a potentially trou-
bling sign for the future,
orders for non-defense cap-

ital goods excluding air-
craft, considered a good
proxy for business invest-
ment, fell by 3 percent, the
biggest drop since a 4.4 per-
cent plunge in January.
Still, the sharp decline in
overall orders and in busi-
ness investment was likely
to be viewed as a one-
month aberration after a
string of strong reports.
Analysts believe that man-
ufacturing is showing signs
of reviving following a peri-
od of weakness that reflect-
ed the slowdown in the
overall economy.
The economy slowed to a
barely discernible annual
growth rate of just 0.6 per-
cent in the first three
months of this year. But
economists believe growth
has rebounded in the April-
to-June quarter to a more
robust 3.5 percent rate
despite the fact that a
severe slump in housing is
lasting longer than expect-
The Federal Reserve was
expected to leave interest
rates unchanged when it

concludes a two-day meet-
ing on Thursday, repeating
its past views that inflation
remains the dominant
threat to the economy.
The 22.7 percent drop in
orders for commercial air-
craft reflected the fact that
Boeing Co. took orders for
92 planes in May, down
from a bumper crop of 136
orders in April. Orders for
motor vehicles actually rose
by 2.3 percent last month,
following a 2.8 percent
drop in April.
Orders in the transporta-
tion category fell by 6.8
percent, the biggest drop in
Even without the weak-
ness in transportation,
orders would have been
down last month, dropping
by 1 percent when that cat-
egory is excluded.
One of the few areas of
strength was in computers
and electronic products
which were up 1.8 percent.
With the decline, orders
totaled $213 billion on a
seasonally adjusted basis in

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The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas is
seeking a suitably qualified company to dismantle and
erect a new 350 foot Transmitting Guyed Tower on its
property located Settler's Way, Freeport, Grand

Interested parties should contact Mrs. Sharnett
Ferguson, Executive Assistant to The General
Manager at 242-502-3945, between the hours of
9a.m.- 5p.m., Monday to Friday to collect a copy of the
Tender documents, from our headquarters located on
Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, formerly 3rd Terrace,
Centreville, Nassau.

Bids must be returned in a sealed envelope to
Mrs. Ferguson No Later Than Friday, July 6, 2007.


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




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



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

Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on
the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with

Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue ELEUTHERA
El W AIII that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
j no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
.' a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a
total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is also a unit to this
structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an
average of approximately $600 to $800 per month. There
is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front
entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is in very good condition and appears to
have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications as approved, and at a standard that
was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is flat and properly landscaped.
Appraisal: $177,412.00
This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately 1,200
ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)

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


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

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area
of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the
subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
S. subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the
...- Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
WN I N with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
S. consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed
.. ..... 111, | i living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380.
S ,. ..I, UIUiI li ''" The building is a two storey house. Besides the
efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-
"____i_____ bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master
bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control
is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other
amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven
years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The
grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees,
and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along
the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and
metal gates at the front and back.
APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The
subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.


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

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

GATES #2 (Nassau)

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

.. LOT NO. 1490
... ," SECTION 2

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

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in
the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting
of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and covered porch area
of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was
acceptable to the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is
landscaped and planted witlificus trees, but needs some manicuring.
APPRAISAL: $153,521.00

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

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



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The Commerce Department
reported Tuesday that sales of
new single-family homes
dropped by 1.6 percent last
month to a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 915,000 units.
That followed a 12.5 percent
surge in April sales, which was
the biggest one-month jump in
more than a decade.
But the April increase,
which analysts believe was
heavily influenced by special
factors such as the weather,
marked the only strength this
year. In every other month,
sales have fallen as builders
struggle to deal with the most
serious downturn in housing
in 16 yeais.
The median price of a new
home sold in April was
$236.100, down 0.9 percent
from the price a year ago. The
median is the midpoint where
half the homes sold for more

and half for less.
The slump in sales affected
most parts of the country. Sales
were down 11 percent in the
Northeast, 7.3 percent in the
South and 1.9 percent in the
West. The only region of the
country that saw an increase
was the Midwest, where sales
jumped by 30.8 percent.

Home prices are expected to
fall further in coming months
as builders slash prices more
to trim a glut of unsold homes
in the face of deepening trou-
bles in housing. The National
Association of Home Builders
reported last week that builder
confidence has fallen to the
lowest level in 16 years.
Housing has suffered a series
of recent jolts from rising mort-
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The Board of Directors of Benchmark
(Bahamas) Ltd. Announced at it Annual General
Meeting the declaration of a special dividend
of one cent per share based on the results of the
company for the first half 2007.

Payment will be made on 31st July to
shareholders of record 16th July 2007


The Bahamas' most exclusive Resort and Spa
anticipates its opening in early fall, 2007.

The resort is looking for a qualified candidate to join its .
team to fill the position of:


The successful candidate should hold at least a Bachelors
Degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting with at
least three years experience in Hospitality Accounting and
Finance. The candidate should have excellent knowledge
of computer accounting systems, particularly QuickBooks
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financial controls of the resort including cost controls,
reconciliation and payroll.

All applications are appreciated but only qualified
individuals will be considered. Please send your application
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with two big Bear Stearns
hedge funds that had invested
in subprime mortgages, loans
offered to borrowers with
weak credit.
The 30-year mortgage has
risen by about one-half per-
centage point in recent weeks
to 6.69 percent in the most
recent Freddie Mac survey.
That means that the maximum
mortgage that a potential buy-
er can qualify for has been
reduced by about 5 percent,
analysts said.
"That is more bad news for
an already fragile market," said
Bill Hampel, chief economist
for the Credit Union National
Association, an industry trade
The troubles in housing fol-
low a prolonged boom in
which sales of both new and
existing homes set records for
five consecutive years. That
ended in 2006 as investors, who
had been lured into the market
by soaring home prices, began
to retreat in the face of rising
mortgage rates and slumping
prices, especially in the once
red-hot markets.
The inventory of unsold
homes did drop by 1.1 percent
May to 536,000 units but
remained at elevated levels.
Bernard Markstein, director
of forecasting for the National


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Association of Home Builders,'.
said that builders are still str :
gling to deal with cancellationn*
that are running around 8 pq!.
cent of sales contracts, double',
what they were at the peak of*,
the sales boom. *,
To cope with the high inve io,
stories, builders are cutting"'
prices and offering a variety oft
incentives from kitchen
upgrades and free decks to
paying part of the closing costs,
to reduce their supply of
unsold homes. -J
While some potential buy-
ers have been waiting, hoping.
to see prices cut further, ana-' -
lysts said the recent jump in,
interest rates may persuade the
fence-sitters to move now.,
before rates go higher.
The decline in new home,
sales followed a report Mon-.,
day that showed sales of exist-
ing homes, which make tp,
more than four-fifths of home
sales, fell for a third straight
month in May to a seasonally
adjusted annual rate of 5.99,
million units. The median price ,
of an existing home dropped,
to $223,700, down by 2.1 per-
cent from a year ago. It was,,
the 10th consecutive fall in,:
prices compared to a year ago,.
the longest stretch on record,
The overall economy slowed.
to an anemic growth rate pf,'
0.6 percent in the first three
months of this year, the slowest,,
in more than four years, but,
Federal Reserve Chairmap.
Ben Bernanke has said that he -
believes the economy will
rebound in coming months,
despite the fact that the hous-.
ing slowdown is lasting longer
than the Fed had expected.
Many analysts believe that
growth in the current April-
June quarter will come in at a
more respectable 3.5 percent
rate even though they say that
the drag from housing should
last for the rest of this year.

C F A L"
Pricing Information As Of:
WNednesdav 27 June 2007
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX. CLOSE 1.814 02 / CHG 00 70 1 %CHG 00.04 I YTD 137.83 / YTD % 08.22 *' :..
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0 4,acc .4 ,ac. M ,K-l.'L 1.50 1c1 0' 0 :,:. 0 -.uu .) 0,)0 N.i.l 0 0'.
12 O.R 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.548 0.400 7.5 3.45%/
9.41 723 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 30 1 43 Bahamas Waste 3.22 3.30 0.08 4,000 0.279 0.060 11.8 1.82%
1 49 1 20 Fidelity Bank 1 42 1.42 0.00 0.064 0.020 22.2 1.41%
10.74 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10 60 10.60 0.00 0.949 0.240 11.2 2.26%
2.30 1 80 Colina Holdings -.30 2.30 0.00 0.281 0.080 8.2 3.48%
14.68 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14.68 14.68 0.00 1.152 0.680 12.7 4.63%
5.72 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.43 572 0.29 0.112 0.049 48.6 0.90%
2.76 2.40 Doctor's Hospital 2.43 2.43 0.00 0.281 0.000 8.6 0.00%
6.40 5.54 Famguaid 6.40 6.40 0.00 4,000 0.694 0.240 9.2 3.75%
12.61 11 50 Finco 12.61 12.61 0.00 0.787 0.570 16.0 4.52%
14.70 12.43 FirstCaribbean 14.5 14.54 0.00 0.977 0.500 14.9 3.44%
1897 11.15 Focol 18.97 18.97 000 1.657 0.520 11.4 2.74%
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 7.25 725 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
9 50 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.50 9 50 0.00 0.868 0.570 10.9 6.00%
1000 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fidelity Ove'-Th -CcuiitiO r SE'Cutles "'. -r
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid S L ,.' -'' '. '' :. EP i D.. I P E Yelao
14.60 1225 Bahamas Supermarkets 1460 '5 .6R 1600 1.234 1.185 12.6 8.12%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 '.2s 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 .).5 c 0 a20 0.034 0.000 26.2 0.00%
Collna C'-ti r I ri. ;cniter Secuitis '
43.00 28.00 ABDAB .41.00 .. -'-' *J '0 1a4 0O00
1460 14 00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14 60 5.5u 14.00 1 234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 U 55 0.45 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
BiSX Listed IL.lu u FrLunin
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Molths Div $ Yield %
1.3451 1.2945 Colina Money Market Fund 1 345055*
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 Income Fund 11.5519*.**.
FINDEX: CLOSE 813 50 / YTD09.62% / 2006 34 7"r..,
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1.OCO.OO MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month d v dinds d vided by losing prL NA
'2wk -H Highest closing pr.ce in last 52 weeks Bid S -Buying prcn of Crilina 0nd idelity
,2wk I .w I west closing price in last 52 v eks Ask 5 Soiling pric. of Colinia and iidellity 22 June 2007
P'r/n- Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the counter pr.cu
Today s Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume WVeekly Vol Trading volume of thI prior week -1 April 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 31 May 2007
i" 1 i l.d,-rid pr share pid r the lasl 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/L I).,niy p,. e divided by the lan t 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahama, Stock Index Jaruary 1 1994 100 30 April 2007
31 May 2007
TO TRADE CALL. COLINA 242-502-7010 / FIDELITY 242-366-7764 / FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503,.

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Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137
(4) of The International Business Companies Act, 2000 (No.
45 of 2000) that the above Company commenced dissolution
procedures on the 14th day of June 2007 and that Mr. Peter
Waterhouse of Suite 306, Centre of Commerce, One Bay
Street, Nassau, Bahamas, has been appointed the Liquidator

'AP Business Writer

'NEW YORK (AP) Small
business owners who are lucky
enough to have some down
tihike in the next few weeks
should use it for a mid-year
financial check-up, and to tick
some other chores off their to-
db' list.
Accountants and tax profes-
sibtials say the summer is a
good time to take stock of a
company and see whether it's
greeting its goals and whether
there's enough cash on hand
f oitax payments. It's also time
to'make decisions about equip-
ne1t purchases and other cap-
ital spending for the second
half of the year.
-"-'You want to assess, are you
nmtaking money or are you los-
in'g money," said Barbara
Weltman, a tax attorney in
Millwood, N.Y., and author of
".'K. Lasser's Small Business
fThis may sound overly sim-
plittic, but tax professionals
sa' many owners really don't
know where their companies
starid, and those who are losing
m6ney need to find that out
fast and start making some
changes. Companies that are

doing well should probably
start thinking about their
options for example, should
the owner or owners withdraw
money or leave it with the
business to fund its future
There are also tax reasons
for a midyear checkup. Noting
that sole proprietors have two
estimated tax payments to go
for 2007, due Sept. 15 and Jan.
15, Weltman said, "you don't
want to be overpaying or


Stephen Fishman, an attor-
ney and author of "Deduct It!
Lower Your Small Business
Taxes," reminded company
owners, "if you don't pay
enough estimated tax, you'll
have a big tax bill next April.
A lot of self-employed people
forget about that."
But a midyear look at the
business by necessity needs to
go beyond profits and tax pay-
ments those numbers will
in the end depend on what
your company hopes to
achieve in the months ahead.
Weltman said of business own-
ers, "you should be doing
strategic planning, long-range
thinking about things, redoing


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.NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying tothe Minister responsible,
for Nati6hality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
,knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
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applications from qualified Bahamians for the position
of Vice Principal for St. John's College beginning
September 2007.

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your business and marketing
And that process should
include a look at your capital
spending, particularly whether
you'll want to buy new equip-
ment. Small businesses have a
unique opportunity to save on
their income taxes when they
buy certain equipment such
as computers, vehicles, manu-
facturing machines or office
furniture and claim the
expenses under what's known
as the Section 179 deduction.
This provision of the Internal
Revenue Code allows a small
business to deduct upfront
$125,000 in equipment bought
and put into service during
2007 rather than depreciate it
over a period of years.
But just because a big tax
deduction is available doesn't
mean a business should plunge
headlong into a purchase. An
owner needs to ask not only if
it makes sense to buy the
equipment, but also if it makes
sense to buy it in 2007 if it
looks like 2008 is going to be a
more profitable year, it might
be better to defer the purchase
until January.
You might find it's best to
make such decisions with the
aid of an accountant or other
financial adviser. Weltman not-
ed, "This is a great time of the
year to schedule an appoint-
ment with an accountant, dur-
ing the summer months, when
it's slow. It's a good time to
speak with all your advisers
insurance agents and lawyer-..
Many accountants will call
or e-mail their clients at this

time of the year to remind
them that it's time for a check-
A visit with a financial advis-
er will almost certainly include
a discussion of retirement
plans. Both Fishman and Welt-
man said many small business
owners keep putting off set-
ting up or contributing to plans
such as Simplified Employee
Pensions (SEPs)
If you're thinking of setting
up a retirement plan, an impor-
tant reason to start talking now
with a financial professional is
that you have until Oct. 1 to
create what's known as a SIM-
PLE plan, a Savings Incentive
Match Plans for Employees.
They are more complex than
SEPs, but they might be more
appropriate for your compa-
"Don't wait until the last
minute," Fishman advised,
reminding owners, "you don't
have to pay tax on the interest
you make all year."
Other financial housekeep-
ing chore that owners should
consider during the summer is
switching to accounting soft-
ware if they've been keeping
their records on paper, or to
change accounting programs if
they're not happy with the
applications they're currently
And, it might be a good time
to get some renovations or oth-
er work done to your office or
physical plant, especially if
,,you'll have staffers who are on
vacation and less likely to be
inconvenienced or irritated by
construction work.

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For immediate consideration, please respond to the
Recruiter, Harborside Resort at Atlantis, on or before
July 6. Qualified candidates may submit resumes online at
starwoodvacationownershlplcom/careers, fax to 242-363-6822,
email to hrarecruitment@starwoodvo.com, or mail to:

P.O. Box N-1836
Suite A210
Marina One Drive
Paradise Island
Nassau.The Bahamas

FOF. p o/ r, d ,g screening and background required.





All persons are hereby put on NOTICE that
POBT Bank and Trust Limited, Montague
Sterling Centre, East Bay Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas (the "Bank") has ceased banking
and trust operations effective 22nd June, 2007.
Any client of the bank who has not already
closed their account is hereby put on NOTICE
to contact The Winterbotham Trust Company
Limited, Nassau The Bahamas, as Trustee of
the POBT Liquidating Trust, in order to claim
and redeem the proceeds of their account
The contact details for The Winterbotham
Trust Company Limited are as follows:

The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited
Winterbotham Place
Queen Street
P.O.Box N3026
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: 1-242-356-5454


NOTICE is hereby given that FRANKY VANCE FENELUS
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 28th day of JUNE, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

"'reach Me. 0 Lorn Thy Wyn ..Psealm 119:33


Invites applications from experienced qualified Christian
candidates for the following position for the 2007-2008
school year.

Dean of Students

Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to
subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple Christian
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higher from
a recognized College or University.
C. Possess excellent organizational, inter-personal
communicative skills.
D. Be able to assist with all aspects of the Administration.
E. Be able to discipline, counsel students.
F. Have high moral standards.


Food & Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)
Art/Craft (Gr. 7-9)
Accounts/Commerce (Gr. 10-12)

Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to
subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple Christian
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higher from
a recognized College or University in the area of
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
D. Have at least five years teaching experience, three of
which must be at the high school level.
E. Possess excellent organizational, inter-personal comm-
unicative skills.
F Have high moral standards.

Application must be picked up at the High School office on
Shirley Street by July 4th, 2007 and returned with the
following: a full curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph,
church affiliation, pastor's name and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box EE-17537
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is July 13th, 2007


White House to review financial regulations

AP Economics Writer
The Bush administration plans
to review the government's
regulatory system for financial
institutions with the goal of
making changes to better
reflect modern markets.
Treasury Secretary Henry
Paulson said Wednesday the
review, which will be conduct-
ed by officials at his depart-

ment, will examine the system
for all companies that provide
financial services. The blue-
print for recommended
changes will be released early
next year, he said.
"To maintain our capital
markets' leadership, we need a
modern regulatory structure
complemented by market lead-
ers embracing best practices,"
Paulson said in a statement
announcing the review. "The
steps we are announcing today
will help to strengthen our

global competitiveness."
Paulson did not spell out any
proposed changes but other
officials said that Treasury
would look into consolidating
overlapping regulatory func-
tions. Previously, the Clinton
administration considered
merging the Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency
and the Office of Thrift Super-

Paulson, the head of invest-
ment giant Goldman Sachs
before taking the Treasury
post a year ago, said in a
speech last November that he
planned an extensive review
of the regulations governing
America's financial markets to
make sure they were not harm-
ing the country's ability to
compete in the global econo-
He held a conference on
capital markets in March
where billionaire investor War-

ren Buffett, former Federal
Reserve Chairman Alan
Greenspan and other titans of
U.S. finance got together to
discuss whether an overregu-
lated financial system is putting
the country at a disadvantage
in attracting foreign invest-
Paulson said Wednesday
that the regulatory review now
being conducted was part of a
second stage of his capital mar-
kets competitiveness plan. The
goal will be to recommend

changes that will improve over-
sight, increase efficiency,
reduce overlap and support the
ability of regulators to adapt
to constantly changing invest-
ment strategies.
He said he would also
encourage the development of
best practices for asset man-
agers and investors in hedge
funds and work to modernize
the Treasury Department's
management of the govern-
ment's finances and borrow-
ing procedures.

Career Oportunity
A leading Pharmacy on New evidence is seeking to employ
Interested persons please forward Resumes to:
Private & Confidential
P.O. Box N-4608
Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
9th day of May 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 20th day of June 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


AP Economics Writer
Keeping inflation under con-
trol as the economy emerges
from a yearlong sluggish spell
is certain to be a matter of live-
ly debate for Federal Reserve
Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke and his central bank
colleagues open a two-day
meeting Wednesday, where
the economy's current and
future performance will be
assessed. The strength of the
anticipated economic rebound,
the depth of the housing
slump, problems with risky
mortgages, the state of the

employment climate, and the
direction of gasoline and other
energy prices will figure promi-
nently into those discussions.
When it wraps up its meet-
ing Thursday, the Fed is wide-
ly expected to hold a key inter-
est rate at 5.25 percent, where
it has stood for a year. Given.
that expectation, Wall Street
investors, economists and oth-
ers are keenly interested in the
Fed's assessment of economic
conditions and what that might
mean for possible rates moves
in the future.
For now, many economists
believe the Fed will leave rates

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 30th day of April 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 14th day of June 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


To meet the challenge of operating our growing business, we wish to recruit a:

Compliance Officer

Main responsibilities Planning, organizing the compliance function for the bank
Developing and maintaining adequate policies and procedures
Reviewing and managing the documentation of client files
Liaising with regulators and compliance officer of the Group
Ideal profile Several years of experience as compliance officer in private banking
Knowledge of Bahamian and international compliance requirements
Computer literacy with communication skills
Motivated team player with pleasant personality
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to conduct the monitoring of credit risk clients is an asset
What we offer -The opportunity to play an active role in the success of an innovative bank
The chance to work within a dynamic and motivated team
A salary which is commensurate with the job
Competitive welfare benefits

Please send your resume and reference to: betsy.morris@syzbank.com
SYZ & CO Bank & Trust LTD. I Tel: (+1 242) 327 66 33
Bayside Executive Park I P.O. Box N -1089 1 Nassau, Bahamas www.syzbank.com

where they are for the rest of
this year.
"The Fed for the next six to
nine months will walk softly
and carry a big stick. You'll
hear them talk up the detri-
ments of higher inflation. But I
seriously doubt they'll change
policy," said Richard
Yamarone, economist at Argus
The economy, which barely
moved at a 0.6 percent growth
rate in the first three months of
this year, is believed to be
rebounding at a pace of around
3 percent or better, according
to some economists' estimates.
Still, there are soft spots. The
government reported Wednes-
day that factories saw orders
for costly manufactured goods
fall by 2.8 percent in May, the
most in four months. The news
rattled investors, pulling stock
As the national economy
eventually picks up steam, the
Fed doesn't want to see infla-

tion flare up, too.
While overall inflation has
gone up in recent months
mostly because of higher ener-
gy costs, underlying, or core,
inflation has shown some

Core inflation excluding
food and energy prices rose
2 percent over the 12 months
ending in April. That was
down from March's 2.1 per-
cent annual increase. Econo-
mists predicted underlying
inflation should dip below 2
percent for the 12 months end-
ing in May when the govern-
ment reports Friday.
"I think the Fed is probably
fairly cautiously optimistic
about the economy. But the
risks are still weighted toward
inflation not moderating as
much as the Fed would like,"
said Mark Vitner, economist
at Wachovia.

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN SAUNERS JOLLY JR.
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 28th day
of June, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Mortgage Specialist

The successful candidate should possess the following

* AICB or ABIFS Diploma or degree in Banking (or
a related field)
At least 5 or more years banking experience
Previous experience in portfolio and liability
administration would be an asset
Negotiating/Selling skills
Strong leadership, coaching, relationship building,
problem solving and confidentiality skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to make sound credit analysis
Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Responsibilities include:
Contributing to meeting team sales plans by
acquiring and growing profitable client relationships
Providing customized solutions and financial
advice designed to satisfy the client's long-term
goals on obtaining a mortgage
Seeking out new clients by developing relationships
within the community and local centres of
Enhancing the experience of existing clients by
providing accessibility and one-on-one advice and
valuable information on the intricacies of having
a mortgage
Successfully anchoring clients with the appropriate
delivery channel within RBC Financial Group

A competitive compensation package (base salary &
bonus) commensurate with relevant experience and
qualifications is offered.

Please apply before July 5, 2007 to:

Regional Manager
Human Resources
Caribbean Banking
Royal Bank of Canada
Bahamas Regional Office
PO. Box N-7549
Nassau, N.P, Bahamas
Via fax: (242)328-7145
Via email: bahcayjp@rbc.com

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Developer planning 240m

worth of projects in Bahamas

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development on property
known as Sunny Isles Estates
on Great Exuma. The devel-
oper has even incorporated its
own construction company,
Grantly Construction
(Bahamas) Ltd.
Grantly Developments
(Exuma) Ltd was also formed
in November 2004, and its pro-
ject is targeting a 69-acre site at

Tar Bay, which lies two miles
north of Georgetown and has
already been divided into resi-
dential plots 1/4 acre in size.
The site is divided by the
Queen's Highway, with Grant-
ly saying the most attractive
subdivisions are nine acres
located east of the road. These
nine acres have been divided
into 20 residential plots, with
four "located on 350 feet of
prime beach front".
Grantly's interest indicates

how 'hot' the Bahamas
remains for high-end, residen-
tial second home and tourism
developments, with UK and
European citizens taking a
greater interest in real estate in
this nation as a result of the
favourable UK/US$ exchange
Grand Bahama, in particu-
lar, is starting to emerge as a
major second home destina-
tion in line with the Grand
Bahama Port Authority and

required for a Nassau based Construction Company

We currently have contacts in Nassau and the Family Islands and require a Quantity
Surveyor to work within a small team of professionals overseeing several high profile

The applicant should have over 1 year experience in working in the Bahamas as
a Quantity Surveyor, with Family Island experience being an advantage but not
necessary. They must be able to work on more than one project at a time with minimal
supervision, under the direction of the Commercial Manager.

The Applicant should have the following expertise and experience in Quantity
Surveying duties

Formulate bid documents
Analyze and report finding for bid documents return
Assessing contractor application
Agreeing change orders
Agreeing final accounts
Accurate take offs
Good record keeping

The individual should have the relevant Quantity Surveying qualifications, and be able
to satisfy the requirements of the Bahamas Immigration Department for working in the

Please forward your resume to P.O. Box N-9322, Nassau, The Bahamas addressed to
the Commercial Manager

Parent's Guide to Bright,

Healthy, Happy Children

Make sure your child is


and physically

fit, with a well balanced
multi-vitamin and natural
appetite stimulant that
will help them challenge
the active school days.
Give them a vitamin they
can benefit from.

Grand Bahama Development
Company's (Devco) plans to
grow the island's economy.
For instance, apart from
Grantly, the Port Authority's
major investment partner,
Hutchison Whampoa, is look-
ing to do its own wholly-owned
high-end residential project on
Grand Bahama through its
Hutchison Development
(Bahamas) subsidiary.
This project will be located
at Silver Point, a mile-and-a-
half to the west of the Our
Lucaya resort, and will feature
125 condominiums, single fam-

ily homes and townhouse
apartments, each with their
own berth able to take a boat
up to 75 feet in length.
Prices are at an average of
$1.8 million, and
marketing/pre-selling of the
units is expected to start this
autumn once the construction
costs have been nailed down.
Apart from its climate and
proximity to the US, another
key attraction of the Bahamas
for high-end residential and
real estate developers is that
there is hardly any prime,
beachfront land left in Flori-
da, forcing them to turn to this
relatively unspoilt nation.
However, the Bahamas will

have to be careful to balance
real estate development and
second home communities
with the needs of its own peo-
ple, ensuring that such projects
are sustainable and their
labour and infrastructure needs
can be met locally.
There have also been con-
cerns that the influx of foreign
real estate buyers has driven
up land prices beyond the
reach of many Bahamians and
denied them access to the best
land, requiring the Govern-
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Tribune Business Editor
The Government
will use the
Bahamas Trade
Commission as a
source of "con-
sidered advice" on all major
issues relating to the many
trade agreements facing the
Bahamas, the minister of state
for finance told The Tribune,-
rather than employ it "out of
political expediency" like the
previous administration.
Zhivargo Laing accused the
Christie government of
employing the Trade Commis-
sion to produce a 2003 report
on whether the Bahamas
should sign on to the
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME) to provide
them with a fallback position
and way out when the issue
became politicised.
He argued that the Bahamas
Trade. Commission, which
appeared to have disappeared
into a 'black hole' after that
report was produced, was used
then "only out of political
expediency. They used them
when the issue became politi-
cised and needed a fallback
Mr Laing instead pledged
that the FNM government
wanted the Trade Commission
to be "seized" on all important
matters relating to interna-
tional trade and the many

potential agreements facing the
Bahamas, and act as a source
of "considered advice" to the
He added that the Govern-
ment, which has allocated
$40,000 to the Trade Commis-
sion in the 2007-2008 Budget,
compared to zero for the past
three years under the PLP
administration, wanted the
body to be staffed with indi-
viduals and representatives of
industry associations that had
the necessary expertise and

interest in trade matters.
Many, though, believe that
the $40,000 allocated to the
Bahamas Trade Commission,
along with the $60,000 provid-
ed for Free Trade Association
of the Americas (FTAA) and
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) developments, and
$250,000 for the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
talks with the European Union
(EU), are relative 'peanuts'
compared to this nation's
needs, although-they represent.

major increases from the
'zeros;' allocated under the
Mr Laing, though, disagreed
with the argument that the
Government was underfund-
ing the Bahamas' trade nego-
tiating needs. "It depends on
what people believe needs to
be done," he said.
"If people believe we need
to be flying here, there and
everywhere, they might have
that view.
"But a lot of intellectual cap-
ital in the private and public
' sector is here. The funding that
is provided if to do with sup-
porting administrative efforts
in monitoring these agree-
ments and considering our
position in relation to anyone
of them. I think there's ade-
quate funding for that."
Funding to cover travel and
accommodation expenses
relating to trade negotiations
was contained in the Budgets
for each individual ministry
and government agency, Mr
Laing added.
The minister again acknowl-
edged that while deadlines on
the EPA negotiations, espe-
cially for the Bahamas to sub-
mit a services offer, were fast
approaching, the Government
was prepared to miss these to
consider what was in this
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In Loving Memory
Rachel A. Moxey


April 22nd, 1918
June 28th, 2006

Sadly missed by your
children, Eugene,
Paula, Bonnie and
Donna; sisters;
Louise and Thelma;
relatives and friends.

forever Dn Our lZearts.

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Died June 29, 2006 June 29, 2007

We miss your face,
Wemiss your grace,
We miss your smile,
We miss your style,
We miss your eyes!
So kind and wise.
We miss your fashion,
We miss your compassion,
We miss the love you gave,
To everybody it's true.
But most of all Mom
Our Queen
We miss seeing you.
Saddly missed by her husband Ira her
children, G. Bridgitte Symmonett,
Roger, Michael, Anthony and Brian;
grandchildren, sister, daughters-in-law
and other family & friends.

Bethel Brothers Morticians

0hc^ Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

Elder Philip Frederick Nairn, 51

of #11 Perpall Tract. Sherman Avenue
and formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros,
will be held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at
Centreville Seventh-Day Adventist
,"-" v" Church. Seventh Terrace, Centreville.
e .... Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, Pastor Hugh
A. Roach, Pastor Michael D.. Toote,
Pastor Valentino Campbell and Elder
Andrew Gilbert will officiate. Interment
will be made in Woodlawn Memorial
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife
of 25 years. Mrs. Cleo Grant-Nairn; three children, Philis. Cleophil
and Philisia Nairn; three brothers, Carl Jr., Vincent and Allan Nairn:
one sister, Catherine Nairn-Ferguson: seven brothers-in-law. William
Bethel, Hensel Ferguson, Errol Jr., Claudius,Calvin, Melvin and Percy
Grant; 10 sisters-in-law, Catherine, Eucharia. Curlena and Linda
Nairn, Jacqueline Cox, Juliette, Chimene, Bernadette and Janice
Grant and Michelle Major; 20 nephews, Glen, Lynden. Dennis, Andre,
Andy and Kendal Bethel Gowon, Kedron, Franklin Jr., Allan. Kelarico.
Kenario. Johnathon and Anton Nairn, Brenton Major, Ansel Ferguson,
Jerry Russell. McKyle Grant, Deron McKenzie and Christopher
Hamilton; 24 nieces, Ethelyn, Patrice, Lethera, Le'Shann. Bianca,
Adecia, Monique, Arnette, Janesta, Shelly-Ann, Allanelle and Antonia
Nairn, Dr. Indera Hamilton, Daphne Russell, Janice McKenzie.
Sherell, Gillian and Kimberly Major, Winsolett, Toni., Alice and
Cleopatra Cox, Melissa and Megan Grant; numerous grandnieces
and grandnephews; four aunts, Lillis Pennerman, Ruthnell, Ruthlyn
and Joyce Nairn; four uncles, Leonard, Lenford, Daniel and Garnet
Nairn; one grandaunt, Malvese Miller, other relatives and friends
including, Laura, Joyce, Inez, Bertha and Beulah Nairn, Laura Catty,
Callan and Shirley Miller, Mavis Strachan, Pearline Symonette,
Marion Taylor, Althea "Pet" Ahmed, Ismae Nairn, Naomi Minus-
Williams, Rosena Bain, Eric Bullard, Eloise Sweeting, Herbert and
Yvonne- Stuart, Teddy and Salomie McDonald, the entire Jervis and
Tinker families, Dr. Olga Clarke, Lynette Headley, Marie Taylor,
Elvis and Desiree Forbes, the Zonicle family, Andrew and Maureen
Gilbert, Sidney and Margaret Forbes, Leila Gibbs, Anthony and
Sandra Burrows, Brian and Verneca Ferguson, Conrad and Andrea
Missick, Sandra Mackey, the Centreville Church family, The
Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation staff, The Clifton
Heritage Authority staff, the staff of the Ministry of Education, the
staff of the Cabinet Office, the PMH and Doctors Hospital staff and
many others.

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

Clive Yoland "Yoke" Rolle, 36

of Haven Raad, offFarringtan Raad will
be held an Friday 10:30 a.m. at Church
afGad Canventian Center, Jae Farringtan
S. Raad. Bishap Revy Francis Rev 'd Ivan
Raile and Rev 'd Sanfard Raile will
afficiate. Interment will be made in
.. Lakeview Memarial Gardens, J.F.K.

Indelible memory will forever be
Cherished and engraved in the heart and
mind of his father: Henry Rolle; his five
(5) brothers Clayton, Pastor Sanford of
Cathedral of Praise, Mt. Pleasant, Sub-Lieutenant Valentino, Sergeant
#1796 Presley and Horatio Rolle. One adopted brother, Omar Williams,
One adopted sister: Portia McKenzie, Three(3) sister-in-laws Denise
. Shereen and Staff Nurse Eloise Vanessa Rolle, five(5) nephews
Clayton Jr., Renaldo, Sanford Jr., Sanchez and Presley Jr. three(3)
nieces Valvanique, Vashawn, and Vashti Rolle: Ten (10) aunts including
Mavis Ensley of Ossining New York, Madline Rolle, Ruth Rosa of
Long Island New York, Bernice Francis, Rosemary Bodie, Bessie Rolle,
Ophelia Rolle, Beverley Martin of Grand Bahama, Paula Saunders and
Patricia Simmons, Six(6) uncles Bishop Revy Francis and Alfred
Morris, Michael Simmons, Carl Martin, Ronald Saunders and Thomas
Bodie ; Cousins: Eloise, Doretha, Heather, Claudine, Adennyakah,
Sherece and Natasha Curtis, Marva Edwards of New York, Gail. Donna.
Alphanette, Michelle, Florinda, Daphne, Anastacia, Darcel, Jamaal,
Mario, Dena, Astra, Michael Jr. Tamika, Gary, Chanarlse, Michelle
Curtis, Rev. Humphrey Minnis of South Carolina, Lynden, Livingston,
Edward, Rev. Ivan Rolle, Antonio Rolle, Shawn. Marcus, Devard
Francis, and Desmond Rosa of New York, and Corey, Demeich Allen,
Best Friends: Mercy Brown, Rossano Coleby, Andrew Jamma
Symonette, Kevin Country Miller, Henry Johnson, Mervin and Rochelle
Wallace, The HMP staff, his numerous Godchilren, and many other
relatives and friends including The Brown Family, The Basden Family,
Carmetta Hart, Carolyn, Ruthanne & Karen Rolle, David Ramsey, The
Hinsey Family, Cathedral Of Praise Church Of God Family, The Rock
Crusher-Haven Road Family including Joy, Julia Smith and Family,
The Bain Family including Portia, Dominic and Deandre Austin, Karen
Richardson & Family, Angela and Dealo, Raymond Larramore &
Family, The Minnis Family (South Carolina), The Edwards Family
(New York), Jill and Allen, The Munnings Family, Overseer Salathiel
Rolle & The Pinewood Gardens Outreach Ministries Family, The Happy
Hour Crew at The Cutting Edge, The RBDF Band, and his dogs,
Amanda and King Kong.
May His Soul Rest In Peace *
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Thursday from
10:00 a.m. to. 6:00 p.m. and an Friday at the Church from 9:30 a.m.
until service time.



SBethel Brothers Morticians

b14 ITelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

Alice Dorothy "Peggy" Lockhart, 78

of 6th Street, Palm Tree Ave., Coconut Grove
and formerly of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera will
be held on Saturday 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary
the Virgin Anglican Church, Virginia Street.
Rev'd Canon Warren Rolle assisted by Rev
'.d Theodore E. Hunt and Rev 'd Jonathan
/*. 'J Archer will officiate. Interment will be made
in the Church's Cemetery.
She is survived, by: one 1) son, Walter M
Lockhart: foster children, Jasmine King.
Cassandra Lewis. (Royan) Gloria Lockhart-
Greenslade, Dorothy Goldsmith, Angela
Archer and Sheila Gibson: grandchildren,
Tiann, Jamal, Waltia, Jermaine, Kawash,
Dashan. Kashan, Roneisha, Bianca, Rashad,
Donovan, Waltera, Jenny, Walteka, Walter Jr., Sheffield. Sanchia, Naptiely,
Lakaysha, Wantio, Zhaya. Walequa and Waltavia Lockhart; great-grandchildren,
Terron, Janee, Empress, Jeremy, Lathero, Kendrick, Dashique, Kiana and
Kuyenice Lockhart; sisters, Maquella Smith of Freeport, Grand Bahama and
Cassie Edwards of Nassau; brothers, Joseph Cartwright of Freeport. Grand
Bahama and Victor Cartwright of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera: sisters-in-law.
Estherlea Cartwright of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Shirley Cartwright of
Nassau and Marietta Cartwright-Brown of Nassau: brother-in-law, Reg Smith
of Exuma; god-children, Albertha Edgecombe, Barbara Kemp and Bishop
Arthur Knowles of Freeport, Grand Bahama, and a host of other relatives
and friends including: The Cartwright Family, the Smith Family, the Edwards
Family, the Carey Family, the Lockhart Family, the Longley Family, the
Archer Family, the Major Family, the Moss Family, the Demeritte Family,
the Morley Family, the Lewis Family, the Moore Family of New York, the
Hilton Family, the Jackson Family, the Pennerman Family, the Weech Family,
the Myles Family of Georgia, Carlene Graham and Patsy Hew (Caregivers),
Faye Carey-Smith and Family, Jane Bethel and Family, Julia Davis and
Family, Nurse Eloise Nichols, David and Eloise Colebrook, Ruth Sands,
Oralee Adamson and Family, Mae Sweetnam, Hon. Cynthia Pratt, MP. of St.
Cecilia's, and Mr. Pratt, Canon Warren Rolle, Fr. Kirkley Sands and Family,
Olga Nash, Vera Cartwright, Kendal and Ruby Nottage and Family, the
Family of St. Mary the Virgin Church, Staff of Bethel Brothers Morticians,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Outten and Family, the Beneby Family-Palm Tree Ave.,
Delores, Brooks and Iris Sherman, Audrey Fountain, the A.C.W. of St. Mary's,
the Murphy Family, Doris Hanna and Family, Dorothy Murphy, the Community
of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, the neighborhood of Palm Tree Ave. and South
Street and Coconut Grove, Loretta McCartney and Family, Sophia Christie
and Family, Carla Hanna and Family, Joy Hamilton and Family, Katie Smith
and Family, Emery Symonette and Family, Dave Williams and Family, Cedric
"Big Mac" and Family, Staff of Lockhart's Service Station, West Street and
Curfew Temple #816 IDP EW.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau
Street on Fridayfrom 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.

of Sea Breeze Drive, Sea Breeze and formerly of Simms, Long Island will

,- be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the New
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church,
Blue Hill Road. Bishop Andrew Stewart
assisted by Alfred Stewart will officiate.
Interment will be made in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.
,.- Cherished memory will forever linger in the
-, hearts of her children, Betty von Hamm,
Carol Hepple. Dianne Holden. Raquel
... Swann, Michael Knowles, Kevin Knowles;
sons-in- law, Dr. James Hepple, Glen
Holden, and Enzo Swann: daughter-in-law,
Angelique Knowles; eleven grandchildren,
\. / Tamika Cartwright, Cameron Hepple,
Brittany Hepple, Nicholas von Hamm,
Glenique Knowles, Sasha Knowles, Glen Jr. Knowles, Tavane Knowles, and
Ka'shon Knowles, Tafadzwa Holden, and Juwan Swann: grandson-in-law,
Brandon Cartwright: one great grandson, Amadeo Cartwright: sisters, Dorcas
Fnerson, Dourilease Skette, Patricia Thurston, Virginia, Emmerine and Viola
Gray. Dorothy Knowles and Iva Culmer; brothers, Benjamin Brown, Rev.
Alvin Frank. Samuel and Harold Gray; sisters-in-law, Ruby Brown, Virginia,
Calvese and Mary Gray: brothers-in-law, Eddie Frierson, Rev. Ormand
Ehurston and Bradie Hanna: nieces and nephews: Chad and lan Frierson,
Tiffany. Arthur, Antonio, Bennique and Kayetta Brown. Anthony. Angela,
-ndy. Whitney. Denise. Kimberly, Kevin, Larry and Darren Johnson, Sherry
and Dexter Thurston, Rodney, Carl, Lester, Malcohn, Katrina, Portia, Dalnecia,
Harvey, Wendy, Nitika, Dwayne, Warren, Susan and Ralph Gray, Priscilla,
Charlow, Chestley Finley, Denis Bethel, Sharon Delancy, Monique Saunders,
Anna and Michell Rolle, Paula Burrows, Bridgette Mackey, Tanya Curry,
Daryl Holmes, Ruth Taylor, James. Christopher McKinney, Sonia Richards,
Nadia and Robert Pennerman, Rochelle Azard, Carolyn J.Miller, Patricia and
Peter Ferguson, Angela Clarke, Renee Pargo, Ricky, Sammy, Nadine, Marvalee,
Jeffrey, Mario, Ellamae, Oriel and Antonette Knowles. Wendy, Dale, Esther,
Colette, Andrea, Estley, Haewood, Chartene, Janet, Patrice, Shivon, Paul,
Milton, Andrew, Lillyanne, Kevin, Florine, Lisa, Sherry and Bruce; and a
host of other relatives and friends including, Agnes, Catherine, and Jennimae
Knowles and family, the Glinton family. Bay Smith, Oran Rolle, Olive Taylor,
Arementha Butler and family, Frank Burrows, Hilda Pratt and family, Sophia
Thurston, Nathaniel Curry, Debby Finley, Lemuel, Clifford and Mildred
Knowles and family, Mrs. Janet Smith, Punchetta Higgs. Julia Williams and
family, Warren and Vivian Thompson, Milton and Mary Saunders, Tiny
Brown, Mrs. McPhee and Ruth Curtis and family, Ava Storr, Sherise Thompson,
Alfreda Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright, Mr. and Mrs. Winder
and family, the late Miriam Knowles and family, Kreva Taylor, Zalma Albury,
Dina Curtis, Answe Wilson, Julia Nottage, Berthamae and family, Finita
Evans, Debbie Stubbs and family, Maezel Deveaux, Rudy and Vonnie Cooper
and family, Simms Community Long Island, Rev. Lavinia Stuart and family,
Dorcas Care Ministry, Father Bowleg and Holy Trinity Church family, Father
Keith N.G. Cartwright and St. Christopher Church, Dean Patrick Adderly at
Christ Church Cathedral, Reverend Peter Scott St. Christopher's Church, The
New Mt. Zion Church Family, Doctors and Staff of Princess Margaret Hospital,
Management and Staff of Club Land'or, Oceanic Bank, LODH Private Bank
and all those 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 from 9:00
a.m. until service time.

Rowena Doreen Knowles, 74

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Mrs. Lula Erie Brown
Lula Erie Brown (nee Andrews) of Gadsden. Alabama, the wife of
the late Charles Kenneth Brown, died quietly in her sleep on
Sunday. June 3, 2007. She was 98 years old.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted daughter:
Thelma P. Cannon, Gadsden AL: granddaughter: T. "Kennice"
Cannon, Lithonia, GA; grandson: Michael David (Deborah) Cannon,
Gadsden, AL; great-grandson: Rodney D. Cannon, Hampton, VA:
great grand daughters: Tanisha (Denny) Carter, Detroit, MI;
Chaneeka (Derrick) Whiteside, Gadsden. AL; Pamela (Jonathan)
Miller, Birmingham, AL: Kennice Simone Cannon, Ocala, FL:
Charmaine Covington Ford, Gadsden, AL; LaKesha Covington,
Gadsden, AL; god-daughter: Gertie Mae (Jack) Lowe, Gadsden, AL;
nieces: Nettie Jewell (Ray) Miller, Gadsden, AL; Shelia (Andre)
Patterson, Gadsden, AL; Helen Waller Lowe, Chicago, IL.: Chenida
(Reginald) Parker, Gadsden, AL; Gladys Brown (Dennis) Manuel,
Nassau, Bahamas: Brenda (Phillip) Smith, Nassau, Bahamas: Donna
(Howard) Evans, Nassau, Bahamas: Margaret Brown Smith, Nassau,
Bahamas; Carolee Brown Major, Nassau, Bahamas; Pat Sands Cole,
Nassau, Bahamas: Nicholette Brown, Nassau, Bahamas: nephews:
Roger (Sharon) Brown, Nassau, Bahamas; Robert Brown, Freeport,
Bahamas; Granville (Veta) Brown, Nassau, Bahamas; Benson
(Caroline) Brown, Nassau, Bahamas; Colin (Karen) Brown, Nassau,
Bahamas; Sammy (Monica) Sands, Nassau, Bahamas; Charles
(Betty) Sands, Nassau, Bahamas; Anthony (Julia) Brown, Nassau,
Bahamas; Bernard (Vivian) Brown, Nassau, Bahamas;
grandnephews: Thomas (Fran) Waller, Marietta, GA ; and Franklin
Waller, Chattanooga, TN; a host of great great grand children, other
grand nieces, grand nephews, other relatives and friends in the
Bahamas especially Sir Clement and Lady Zoe Maynard, Andrew "
Dud" and xxx Maynard, Louise and Donald Tynes, Mr. Levi Gibson,
the Bowen and Lightbourne families, Rev'd Fr. Crossley Walkine
and the St. Anne's Church family.

Arrangements for a Memorial Service at St. Anne's Church will be
announced at a later date

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


of The Bluff, South Andros, will be
held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. ,
John's Native Baptist Church,
Meeting Street. Officiating will Rev.
Dr. Michael C. Symonette and Rev.
Carrington S. Pinder, assisted by Rev.
Dr. Hervis L. Bain and Rev. Leon
Smith. Interment in the church's
cemetery. Meeting Street.
He is survived by his wife, Melvern
Rolle; five sons, Deacon Shelton, Basil, O'Brien, Paul and Cedric
Rolle; six daughters, Vernice, Deserene, Manera and Cynthia Rolle,
Karen Forbes and Brenda Burrows; three brothers, Elder Vernal,
Sidney and Brian Rolle; two sisters, Eula and Sentury Rolle; seven
stepchildren, Richard, Sgt. Terrance, Lavardo, Kendra, Shavonne,
Judy and Rebecca; 11 grandsons, Romell, Basil Jr., Kyle, Savion,
Javon, Brandon. Steffan, Travon, Vatario, Omarion, Brenton; 15
granddaughters, Kenya, Therea, Shaniqua, Candace, Edmonique,
Cueshea, Ayisha, Shania, Brandy Shauna, Ashante, Leshantae,
Cedricka, Juania and Lloynisha; one aunt, Florence Rolle; one uncle,
Samuel Stubbs; numerous nieces and nephews including, Derek
Rahming, Levi and Shanelle, Deon, Christopher, Leo, Marco and
Lisa Rolle, Andy, Delcina, Rekel and Vandyke Smith, Michael and
Norris Bain, Ann Bain, Deon Rolle, Katherine Smith-Thompson,
Priscilla Gibson Margaret Johnson, Ruben, Leroy and Bernard
Smith, Michael Johnson, Lawrence Rolle, Viola Smith, Julita
Ingraham, Lenora Ward, Audrey Smith, Joan Munnings, Stanford,
Hansel, Vernal and Ricardo Smith; four daughters-in-law, Deaconess
Bernadette, Burnell, Althea and Anastacia Rolle; two sons-in-law,
Glenroy Forbes and Lavar Burrows; eight brothers-in-law, Elder
Daniel Rahming, Levi and Hosea Rolle, Stevenson and Kendal
Smith, Alonzo and Hulan Forbes and Caiaphas Forbes; 17 sisters-
in-law, Maxine, Rhoda, Winnifred and Ella Rolle, Ivy, Sylvia,
Eleanor, Gale, Joyce, Cheryl and Rehesar Smith, Arimetta Thompson,
Catherine Rolle, Edimae, Marion, Marinell and Juanita Forbes.

Host of other relatives and friends including Rev. Theo Neely and
family, Administrator Francita Neely and family, Apostle Marvin
Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida, The South Andros Native
Baptist Convention family, The Friendship Baptist Church family,
Sheva Bain and family, Pastor Elijah Ferguson and family, Maria
Rolle and family, Lecitus Gibson Jr and family, Jenny Neely, Ms.
Eula Nixon, Deacon Fairdale Smith and family, Ezekiel Johnson
and family, The South Andros Christian Council, Deacon Theophilus
Rolle and family, Mr. Picewell Forbes M.P. for South Andros. Rev.
Dr. Michael C. Symonette, Prophet Remington Rolle and family,
Rev. Dr. Carrington S. Pinder and family, Warren Ferguson, Geroline
Gaitor and family, Adelaide Stubbs and family, Rev. James Pratt,
Miriam Green, Community Clinic family, Teneil Forbes, Vashti
Mills and Vernell Lloyd and family.
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 on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.



Cebar cret funeral '0ome
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


Muriel Elizabeth Johnson-Sturrup 81

Resident of Richville Subdivision
and formerly of Deep Creek, South
Andros will be held at 3:00p.m
Sunday, 1st July, 2007 at Zion
Baptist Church East and Shirley
-- Streets. Officiating Rev. T. G.
Morrison. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
'. F. Kennedy Drive.

":" Cherished memory are held by
S ,husband, Nemiah Sturrup; children,
S- Robert A. Johnson, Kenneth
Sturrup and Melvern Smith;
grandchildren, Shown, Sharan and Showna Bastian; Shedell
McKenzie, Minister Devra Forde, Charis, Kristen and Robynn
Johnson; Antinique, Anthony, Jr., Marco, Mario, Amahad and
Akiel Smith, Ashley and Kenneth Sturrup Jr., and Tischia
Rahming; great grandchildren, Janeil and Shavantae Bastian,
Shannon and Shanniah McKenzie, Ashanta, Anthony III and
Alexander Smith and Destinee Forde; two brothers, Earthel and
Daniel McKenzie; four sisters: Elvera Sweeting, Maseleana
Rolle, Florence and Sybil Rahming; numerous nephews
including, William, Eadley. Isaac, Charles and Arlington
Sweeting, Henry Bain, Elisha, Ostel and Daniel Duncombe,
Isaac and George Watkins, Daniel McKenzie Jr.; Carl and.Kendal
Rahming Jr., and Tony Sturrup Numerous nieces including,
Hazel Smith, Betty Knowles. Yvonne Adderley. Pethrel Virgil,
Coralee Munroe. Sheryl Rolle, Jennifer Smith. Sylvia Sweeting,
Mary, Vernita and Deborah Watkins, Wilma Wilson, Oris
Sweeting, Zelda Hanna, Sonia Miller, Jennifer Rahming and
Vyomie Greene, Peggy. Suzette and Sherry McKenzie. Malvease
Rahming, Mary Sweeting and Agnes Bain: daughters-in-law,
Mildred Johnson and Jewel Sturrup: brothers-in-law. Quebell
Sweeting, Carl and Arnold Rahming, Henry Sturrup and Robert
Pickstock; sisters-in-law, Ettamae McKenzie, Doreen Johnson,
Bloneva Pickstock and Dora Sturrup; grandsons-in-law,
Shannandon McKenzie and Mario Forde; granddaughter-in-
law, Felicia BastiOn, numerous other relatives and friends
including, Arianna Rahming, the Whyms family, Joan, Kim,
Dawn, Dave and Pebbie Sturrup, Janet Deveaux, Rose,
Antoinette, Clarabell, Gweneth and Monica Pickstock, Millicent
Munroe, Anna Williams, Ivamae Ferguson, Lillian Strachan,
Helen Simmons, Ramona Wilson, Edith Ferguson, Pastors T.
G. Morrison and Ulric Smith and the Zion East and Shirley
Streets family, Pastor Patrick Smith and the Evangelist Assembly
family, the Deep Creek, South Andros community. Richville
Subdivision community including Ms. Burrows and family, the
Ridgeland West community.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home. Robinson Road and First Street on Saturday
from 12noon to 6:00p.m and on Sunday from 10:00a.m. to 1:00
p.m. and at the church from 1:30p.m until service time.


Ractk of Ags ifuneral Q lap4l

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax: 328-8852

Mr. Darisma "Villie" Davilma 67

of Podoleo Street, will
be held at Our Lady's
Catholic Church,
Deveaux Street on
Saturday, June 30th,
2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Fr.
Kaze Eugene assisted by
other ministers of the

follows in

the Southern
Cowpen and

He is survived by his wife, Marie Davilma;
adopted daughter, Carline Davilma; nephews,
Verdul, Gabriel, Junior, Willio, Fertil, Schiller,
Julien, Orman, Ervens, Roody, McMillan, Guy
Danio, Jhonny Johnson, Charlot, Onias, and
Guerry; nieces, Idieula, Julienne, Verlande,
Paulette.Darling, Margalande, Nadia, Roseleine,
Anouse, Wanika, Shama, Stephania, Louise Marie,
Gertrude, Mireille; cousins, Mmetati,
MmeTribule, Citoyen, Leonie and family,
Cermanso and family, LiFranc, Melanie,
MmeClebert Djo, and Tony; sisters-in-law,
MmePedanio Davilma, MmeDacius Davilma,
MmePierre Davilma, Philoria, Lamercie; other
relatives and friends including, Tidor Atis and
family, Rosemond, Micheal Zapote and family,
Mirlande Aleus, Cher, Frere, Limonde, Siliana,
Steve, Niclas, Josue, Jean Noel, Digital Daniel,
Celeste, Eslet, Ti Jacques, Mr. Calime and family,
Jacques, Elizabeth and The Podoleo Street Family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel Wulff Road and Pinedale
on Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturday
at the church from 2 p.m. until service time.





Yvtrh of

COX, 75

of West Avenue, off Carmichael
Foxdale Subdivision will be held
at Church of God of Prophecy, East
L 4 Street and Sunlight Village, on
Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Bishop
Franklin Ferguson, assisted by
Bishop Rudolph Bowe and Bishop
Ghaly Swann. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

Cherished memory will forever linger in the hearts of her
two sons, Valentine and Clarence Cox; five daughters,
Eltemese Hall, Bernice Cox, Patricia Bethel, Brenetta Rolle,
Rosealine Cox; two adopted children, Gino and Georgette;
four sons-in-law, Hilgrove Hall, Gregory Bethel, Lindsay
Rolle Sr. and Ashlyn Ambrister; one daughter-in-law, Charlean
Cox; 16 grandchildren, Ghandi, Sanchia, Clarence, Charma
and Johnathon Cox, Bianca, Brenaldo and Bennet Hall,
Monica Strachan and Chario Bethel, Lakendria, Shaquania
and Lindsay Rolle Jr., Michaela McPhee, Antonio, Anton
and Destinique Ambrister; one great grandson, Taij Strachan;
one brother, Wilbert Ferguson; one uncle, Ronald (Kelly)
Darling; two aunts, Belfame Balls and Mitylene Moss;
brothers and sisters-in-law, Lenford Collie, Florance Ferguson,
Wilfred and Mary Cox of Fort Pearce, Florida, Roland and
Emely Cox, Rollington and Nyla Cox, Theophilus and
Velma Cox, Verliemae and Vernal Black, Ethlyn Deveaux
and Yvonne Cox; nieces and nephews, Elkin, Lenford,
Berkley and Hensel Collie, Rosemary, Evelyn, Lorraine,
Pam, Beverley, Metlie, Michael, Florence Greene, Kefieann,
Kim, Natasha, Laverne, Philip and Cadnell Ferguson,
Thaddeus Henry and Sharon Frazier, Kent, Bursil, Kevin
and Gregory Clarke, Annamae Cox and Patricia Price; a
host of relatives and friends including, Yvette Thompson,
Karen Missick, Gary Cox, Deaconess Celtia Ferguson, Sir
Clifford Darling and family, Karen Darling, Cancva
Meadows, Lavima Rolle, Myrthella Cox, Geleana Johnson,
Bishop Brice H. Thompson and family, Bishop Dr. Woodley
Thompson and family, Sherman Stevens and family,

unnral (1LIapel

Donathon Cox and family, Felton Cox, Thelma Beneby and
family, Nora McClean and family, Winifred Williamson and
family, Joy Tucker and family, Janet Grant and family,
Marilyn Collie and family, Dr. Beulah Farquharson, Elizabeth
Keju, Beatrice Gardiner, the Curry sisters, Romeo Ferguson
and family, Pastor Salathial Simmons and family, Bishop
Joseph M. Swann and The Church of God of Prophecy
family and a host of other friends and relatives too numerous
to mention.
Cherished memory will forever
linger in the hearts of her husband,
Ashlyn Ambrister; two sons,
Antonio and Anton Ambrister;
I mother-in-law, Dorothy Holbert;
two brothers, Valentine and
Clarence Cox; five sisters,
Eltemese Hall, Bernice Cox,
Patricia Bethel, Brenetta Rolle
and Rosealine Cox; five sisters-
in-law, Charlean Cox, Troy, Marsha, Gloria and Andrea
Holbert; six brothers-in-law, Hilgrove Hall, Gregory Bethel,
Lindsay Rolle Sr., Shane, Craig and Mark Ambrister, six
uncles, Bill Ferguson, Rev. Wilfred Cox of Fort Pearce,
Florida, Roland, Rollington Jr. and Theophilus Cox, Vernal
Black, Lee Ambrister; four aunts, Verliemae Black, Ethyne
Deveaux, Yvonne, Niler, Mary, Emely and Velma Cox, Rossy
Lowe, Mitylene Moss, Belfine Balls and Ruth Evans; seven
nieces, Ghandi and Sanchia Cox, Monica Strachan, Lakendria
and Shaquania Rolle, Bianca Hall and Michaela McPhee;
eight nephews, Chario Bethel, Clarence Jr., Charma and
Johnathon Cox, Brenaldo and Bennet Hall, Lindsay Rolle
Jr. and Taji Strachan, and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Yvette Thompson, Nay Nay, Nadine, Evelyn
Collie, Anna Marie Bowleg, Juliece, Thersa Lynes, Sherryann
Henfield, Nurse Michelle Johnson, Karen Missick and G.H.S.
Class of 1985.

Friends may pay their last respects 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
9:00 a.m. until service time.

Wulff Road & Pinedale

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

Mario Humes age 19

of Johnson Road, Fox Hill will be
held on Saturday. June 30th, 2007,
at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul's Baptist
Church, Bernard Road. Fox Hill.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. J. Carl
Rahming. JP, assisted by Rev.
S Jeffrey Thompson and Rev. Laura
Glinton. Interment follows in Fox

forgotten, his light will shine on
through his family and friends.

Left to cherish nis precious
memory are his mother, Carolyn Johnson: father.., Emmanuel
Humes: one sister, Delqueisha lohnson; four brothers, Jamal.
Emmanuel, Thorne and Kyle Humes: grandparents, Jeremiah
and Evelyn Johnson nine aunts, Auxiliary Nurse Floramae
Johnson, Advilda Noel, Christine Cartwri-ht. Tina Moxey.
Auxiliary Nurse Isolena Taylor, Ellamae Edgecombe and Deidre
Morris, eight uncles. Fred, Calvin. Stephen and Samuel Johnson.
William Johnson of Freeport. Grand Bahama, Theophilus.
Ronald and Christopher Humes: three grandaunts. Genaiva
Thurston, Adline and Ann Humes; one granduncle. Sherman
Humes of Freeport, Grand Bahama; five aunts-in-law, Daisy
Johnson of Freeport, Grand Bahama. Nicola and Sharon Johnson.
Annette and Winifred Humes; two uncles-m-inav. Meicourt
Noel and Tyrone Morris; cousins too numerous to mention; a
host of other relatives and friends including, Rev. Dr. Carl
Rahming and family, Beverly Smith and family. Clarice Curling
and family. Jamie and family, Hazel Taylor and family, The
Burrows family, Vincent and family, Loretta Stubbs and family,
the members and staff of the Senior Citizen Center, Kathy
Pearce and family, The Sturrup family, The Johnson family,
The Adderley family, The Fernander family, Judy and Don,
The Watson family, The Ferguson family, The Fox family, The
Moss family, The Newchurch family, Rolle and family The
Gaitor family, The Mackey family, The Roberts family, The
Kemp family, The Brice family, The Fitzgerald family. The
Minnis family and the entire Johnson Road Community

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects a Ncwbold
Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and \cklins Street off Marke!
and East Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., anti
on Saturday at the church from 9:00() a.m. untij service time.

Donald Brandon Roberts Sr., 50

of Redlands Acres and formerly
of Rock Sound Eleuthera will be
held on Saturday, June 30th, 2007,
at 1:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Baptist
S. Church, Bernard Road, Fox Hill.
S-- Officiating will be Rev. Dr. J. Carl
Rahming, assisted by Rev Reuben
e Rahming, Rev. Euly Thompson
and Bishop Carl Dennis Lafrenier.
Intennent follows in Fox Hill
= Cemetery.

Donald will always be greatly
missed and precious memory of his life will forever be cherished
in the hearts of his mother, Viola Major; children, Donald Jr.,
Philip and Omar Roberts, Tamika Roberts Simms;
grandchildren, Phillia Roberts, Geovanno and Getano Oliver,
Shakeme Glinton and Jamal Simms; brothers, Philip Murphy,
.Franklyn Hanna, Derick, Tony, Dexter and Glenville Roberts;
sister. Betty Ann Roberts; step-sisters, Katherine Ferguson and
Doris Tynes: nieces and nephews, Troy, Kemon, Phillana,
Rasnan, Taraj, Keithera, Keith Jr., Keato, Joshua, Michael,
Chavez. Wayne, Rys, Toriano, Kareem, Macaro, Derek Jr., D'
Angelo. Shavonne, Yolanda, Tiffany, Demetria, Lamekell,
Tamekell, Tonya, Shenell, Markeisha, Anthonique, Cerys and
S hanrsse Ferguson; sisters-in-law, Michelleand Marilyn Roberts;
aunts and uncles, Cordell and Bancroft Thompson, Linella,
Ena, Ava and Ingrid Thompson; numerous other family and
friends, Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming and family, Mrs. Ruth Curtis
and family, Wilfred ad Dorothy Coakley and family, Jane
Major and family, Annie Butler and family, Sammy and
Kathleen Culmer, Susan Hall and family, Amanda Bodie and
family, Mr. and Mrs. James Sands and family, Lee Symonette
and family, Mary McKenzie and family, Doris Romer and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Strachan and family, Kelly and
Bristen, Special friend, Donna Smith and family, The entire
Rock Sound Community, Redland Acres and Soldier Road

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., and on Saturday at the church from 12:30 p.m. until
service time.

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Harewood Sinclair Higgs LF.D.
President/managing Director

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a resident of Eastern
Estates will be held
on Saturday June
30th 2007 at 3 pm at
Cousin McPhee
AME Cathedral,
Carmichael Road.
Officiating will be
S.. the Reverend Dr.
Ranford A. Patterson
and the interment
will follow in the
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spieknard
Road. Services has been entrusted to Gate Way
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Ave
and Kenwood Street.

Away to be with the master Left to mourn are
her, mother, Harriet; grandmother, Viola Cary;
one daughter, Alexi Lynell Bain; one adopted
son. Gregory Archer; two sisters, Michelle
Cartwright and Natasha Miller; two brothers,
George and Marino; adopted sister, Ingrid
Deveaux: five nieces, Rashan. Keisha. Samitha,
Keturah, and Paige; five nephews. Samrio,
Barrington. Freddie. Wayde and George; five
aunts.. -ernetta, Mizpah. Rendv Ruby Fox and
Lilia Strachan of Abaco: seven uncles. Berklev.

Patrick. Hansel, Marco, Gordon Fox, Ramon
Avila of Orlando, Florida and Alphonso
Newbold of Palm Beach, Florida; one brother-
in-law. Brendan Cartwright; one sister-in-law.
Sherry Adams; five grandaunts, Ema Forbes.
Effie Thompson, Sybil Archer, Gleka Campbell
and Essie McKinney; cousins, Lavetta, Anya,
Allison, Dwayne, Dwight, Crystal, Ciara,
Roscoe, Attaman, Thomascana, Rico and
Mikhail of Orlando, Florida, Nichia, Lachea,
Latoya, Philip and Phillippa, Courtney, Grettal,
Ruby, Melody, Herbie, Roderick and Philip of
Abaco, Whitleane, Patrick, Rev. Carl Campbell,
The Campbelts, The Archer's, other relatives
and friends including, Cheryl and Clifford
Seymour. Athemease Ferguson, Albert. Sophie,
Patsy, Fidel, Tamnico, Kavemia, Sheena. Marion
Ford. Kim, Cyrida, Monique, Cindy, Donna,
Herculeus. Barbara Smith, Monique Butler,
Patrice. Sherry, Paul, Tae, Harriet, Vila Y and
Joanne, John and Elkin Meadows, Gary and
Donny Lotmore, Thomas A. Robinson, the
Bullards, the Smalls, the Gibbs, the Girls, Mona,
Norma. Denise from Exuma, many, many other
relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Funeral
Home on Friday from 10am to 6pm and on
Saturday from 9am to I2noon and from Ipm
to service time at the church.

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

Mrs. Dora Elizabeth Major, 82

of Morrisville, Long
Island will be held on

Officiating will be

Moultrie Assisted by
Archdeacon James Palacious, Fr. Michael
Gittens and Fr. Ernest Pratt. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherished memories will forever be in the
hearts of her Nine (9) Children and their
spouses; Elvera and Kingsley Gilbert, Asa
Major, Elton and Adena Major. Clarese and
Hallan Bodie, Eulene Major, Ezekiel and
Mathred Major, Bernell and Richard Turner,
Preston and Diane Major and Theresa Rolle;
Nineteen (19) Grandchildren; Dwight
Miller, Elkeno, Preston Jr., Travis and
Franklin Major, Mario Turner, Demian
Rolle, Hallanika and Tamika Bodie Eulene Major, Ezekiel andera
Laing, Latina Rahming, Latoya, Latia,
Kendra, Kristina, Karen, Roshann, Sheree
and Rosetta Major; Six (6) Great-
grandchildren; One (1) Sister; Evelyn
Cartwright; One (1) Brother-in-law;

Christopher Cartwright; One (1) Sister-in-
law; Maria Major; Two (2) Grandsons-in-
law; Jermaine Rahming and Keith Laing;
Thirty-three (33) Nieces and Nephews;
Patrick, Don, Carlos, James, Marvin, Colette,
Natario, Geraldine, Simeon, Peter, Kala,
Christine, Nora, Nita, Andrea, Marie, Judy,
Everette, Alfred, Hkelen, Costella, Agnes,
Eva, Joseph, Henry, Michael, Margaret,
Milo, Franklyn, Raleigh, Basil, Matthew and
Juanita; Grandnieces; including; Keisha;
other relatives and friends including;
Senior Pastor Emeritus Dr. Rex Major and
family, Fr. Michael Gittens and family, Fr.
Ernest Pratt and the St. Michael All Angels
Church family Roses, Long Island, St.
Matthew's Anglican Church family, Pastor
Victor Cooper and the New Bethany Baptist
Church family, Fr. Harry Ward and family,
The Hon. Larry Cartwright MP, The Dean,
Cartwright, Major, Taylor, Martinborough,
Knowles, Carroll, Tumquest, Treco, Darville
and Watson families, The communities of
Morrisville, Dunmore's, Roses, Mortimer's,
Clarence Town and Deadman's Cay, Long
Island and others too numerous to

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers'
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest
and York Streets on Thursday from 10:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on F day from
10:00 a.m. until service time at e Church.

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Card of Thanks For The Late

Ornan Azariah Pratt
We the family m otu late, Reverend Dr 0.. O. Pratt wish to
express our heu rt/jlt sincere appreciation and gratitude, for
the nuimeroun. acis 4p love and kindness bestowed toward us in
the home goiani ofoui beloved.
Thank you, Jfi all qf the support shown, whether; it was
through expr sions of sympathy, acts of condolences, or
various courtesies, which were extended during our time of
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

The Family.


Bishop Michael C. Symonette and Rev. Hilda Symnonette &
family, Pastor%, officers and members of the St. John's Native
Baptist Society of Churches and the entire membership of the
St. John's Native Baptist Cathedral. Rev. & Mrs. Lloyd Smith
and the Mt.Horeb Baptist family. Rev. Prince Hepburn &
family, Rev. Dr William Thompson. Pastors, officers and
members of the National Baptist Missionary & Educational
Convention, Christ the King (Freeport), Captain Henry Curry,
Minister Don thing, Bishop and .1rs. Neil Ellis and the Mt.
Thbor Full Gospel Baptist family. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Timothy
Stewart, Rev. & Mrs. T.G. Morrison, Rev. Garnett Rolle & the
Back to the Island singers., Rev. Dr. Lavinia Stuart and family,
Rev. Bishop Delton Fernander and New Destiny Family, Dr.
Ronald Hamilton, Dr. Perry Gomez, His Excellency The
Governor General Sir. Arthur Hanna and the Rt. Hon. Perry
G. Christie. The Management and staff of Demerittes Funeral
Home, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and to all other family
and friends who may have assisted in any way.

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of Freeport, Grand
Bahama and formerly
of Kingston, Jamaica,
will be held on
Saturday, June 30, 2007
r. Bat 10:00 a.m. at Calvary
Temple of Assembly of
God, Clive Avenue,
Freeport, Grand
Bahama. Officiating
will be Rev. Patrick Paul, assisted by Pastor
Robert Lockhart. Interment will follow at
Grand Bahama Memorial Park, Frobisher
Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

She is survived by two sisters, Zoe and Cheryl
Blake; four nephews, Norton Hugh Francis,
Ricardo Brown, Deangelo Griffiths and
Alexander Louden; six nieces, Jadene Jean
Miller, Shawna-lee Murphy Robinson,
Tinicha Kay Davis, Karen, Loma and Nicole
Louden; three grandnieces, Chloe Robinson
and Mahogany and Alcava Grace. four
nephews, Beechma Miller, Barada Miller,
Justin Tyler Francis and Ariel Robinson; one
adopted daughter, Sherrell Storr, one adopted
granddaughter, Kiara Storr; six cousins, Norma,
Sherry and Trisha McFarlene, Barrington
Watt, Donna and Ceta Panto.h

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
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.



of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, and formerly of
Kewnorth Caicos Island,
died at the Rand
Memorial Hospital on
Tuesday, June 25th, 2007.

She is survived by two
sons, Rev. Nathaniel
Robinson of Boynton Beach, Florida and
James Butterfield of Delray Beach, Florida;
three daughters, Muriel Blades of Port St.
Lucie, Florida, Esther Hall of Nassau,
Esterlene Cartwright; numerous grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at
a later day.


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1 1A 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 Cooper's Town, Abaco
will be held at the Church
of God Cathedral,
Cooper's Town, Abaco on
Saturday, June 30, 2007
at 10:00am. Officiating
will be Bishop Archilaus
W. Cooper, Sr., assisted
by the Rev. Herbert
Edgecombe. Interment
will follow at Southside
Cemetery, Cooper's
Town, Abaco.

Left to cherish her loving memories are her
daughter, Estella Louise Cooper; son-in-law,
Bishop Archilaus W. Cooper Sr.; adopted
daughter, Alvera Pritchard; grandchildren,
Trenetta Fraser, Agnes and Clement Strachan,
Cephas and Lavene Cooper, Stevenson Cooper,
Judy Cooper, Archilaus Jr. (Archie) and Roslyn
Cooper, Wendell Cooper, Carolyn Cooper,
Gwendolyn and Gary Lewis Sr., and Carlton
Cooper; great grandchildren, Wayde and
Sharmaine, Tracy, Quincy and Katrina, Steven,
Felecio, Vyrene (Bernie), Chikera, Lakeisha,
Kalimah, Chevano, Gary Jr., Jamal, Nikita,
Ganyell, Shena, Ramon, Byron, Garvin, Archilaus
III (AC), Gabriella, Kelly, Matelo, Malika,
Garneshia, Makila and Ashantia; great-great
grandchildren, Anissa, Sherad, Alicia, Wayde Jr.,
Waydisha, Antonia, Kyleah, Egypt, Wayden,

Waynique and Carvel Jr.; sister-in-law, Rebecca
Simms; nephews and nieces including, Donald
and Clara Outten and their family, Eleanor Nesbit
and her family, Michael Leadon and his family,
Hudson Simms and his family, Steve Simms and
his family, Anthony Adderley and his family,
Salretha and Rev. Elick Archer and their family,
Nita and George Rolle and their family, Valarie
and Marcus Duncombe and their family, and
Arnold Evans and his family; best friends,
Gwendolyn Clarke and Muriel Poitier;
godchildren, Elvain Sawyer and Eric Cooper Jr.;
other family and friends including, Evelyn
Henfield and family, Vivian and Eric Cooper Sr.,
and family, Rita Pritchard, Richard, Claudia,
Marilyn, Vonnie and Donnette Outten and family,
Bishop John and Prophetess Jennie-Mae Humes
and family, Vivian Cooper and family, Cynthia
Curtis and family, Carnetta Bootle and family,
the Right Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
the Adderley, Baillou, Bootle, Cooper, Cox,
Cornish, Edgecombe, McIntosh, Poitier, Rolle,
Russell, Saunders, and Simms families. The
Cooper's Town, Fire Road and Blackwood
Communities, the entire Church of God Cathedral,
Coopers Town family and other persons 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 Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
on Friday from 12 noon to 6:00pm at the Church
of God Cathedral, Cooper's Town, Abaco and on
Saturday at the church from 9:00am until service


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Death Notice for

Brenda Wingenroth,
(Nee Dillet) age 63

Peacefully, surrounded by her family. died on
May 2b. 2007 after a long courageous battle with
cancer, in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. Brenda was a
loving mother of Ferdinard, Hendrick and wife Diane,
and Alean and husband Andy. Proud grandmother
of Alycon, Eve, Jesse, and Cameron. Dear sister of
Hedy Friend, Joan Bethel and Michael Dillet and
sister-in-law, Sonia Dillet. Predeceased by husband
Walter; parents, Jean and Alean Dillet and brother,
John Dillet. She is also survived by four aunts,
Lottis Stuart. Hazel Moore. Norma Allen and Winifred
Tennessee Isaacs and numerous cousins and friends in
The Bahamas and Canada.
A Mass of christian burial was held at Hol) Cross
Catholic Church. Georgetown on May 29. and burial
interment wVas in Greenwood Cemeter\.

To send

expressions of sympathy


w' \v vW. js j on esa n d son funeral ho me. coin
or end cards to P.O.Box CB 11532, Nassau.

We have loved her Ii1e:

Let. us not forget her in death.
1l. AmbrosC.


ameiis t f'Juneral 3ome
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

Deacon Samuel Huel Willard Simms, 87
a resident of Sout Sop St. Pinewood
Gardens and formerly of Cabbage Hill,
Crooked Island, will be held at New
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence
Drive, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev'd Dr. Everette Brown, assisted
". by Rev'd Linkwood Ferguson. Rev'd Dr.
"-A Errol Farquharson, Rev'd Joseph Saunders,
a aBishop Lindo Wallace Sr. and Rev'd Tyron
Lang. Interment tfolio\ws in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.
Letft to cherish his memory are his.
children, Iris Daxon. \ alderine Moss,
RodncN and Dollienmae arquharson, Olean
Ferguson, Bishop Samuel and Fanny
Simms, Basil and Marie Simms, Erslev
and Claudell Johson, Clarinct McDonald.
Ronald and Ireline Nc'vmour, Hubert and Anna Rolle, Reo Dr. Preston and
'argaretta CunniAngham. Donathon and Sylvia Rose, stepchildren, Henry
and Myrtle Scavella, George and Bernice Forbes. grandchildren, Maria,
Charles, Bursil and Lynacte, Shorn, Canute, Cathleen DIaon, Maurice and
Annavee Simmns, Bradley and Shanette Cnninghamn, Marto and Monique
Moss, Terrel and Donell Knowles, Laura and lack Bridgewater, Shonell
Moss, Michael and Marjorie Armbrister, Philip and Antionette Burrows,
Rodnev and Erica Farquharson, Rudolph and Nicola Ferguson, Quincy
Farquhiarson, Audrey. Candy, Admiral Jr., Ashley, Galvin. Miriam Ferguson,
Timothy and Elizabeth, David and Bridgette Rahming, Patrick Simms.
Cathlene. Ricardo, Marsha, Ricardo, Sharell, Chritopher, Emnanuel, Shaneice,.
Scott and Shantell Codet, Shereece, Tanya, Shindo and Janet Simms, Shakera,
Ersley, Ernin, Ernan, Tonya, Tanya, Duran. Kurt, Lamont. Kimberly, Daren,
Deshannon, Deon, Preston and Gerrina Cunningham. Wayne and Presteish
Cunningham, Belinda, Christopher. Monica, Myron Kylon: great-
grandchildren, Kerissa, Charlese, Chevez Fabian, Darius. Sean Jr., Lavado.
Charles II1, Shendera, B'jan, Angel, Kanutria. Chelease Daxon, Rachell and
Rackelle Evans, Marisiana and Monaye Simms, Kyra Cunningham, Deangelo.
Shavente, Mario J.hand Mariniquc Moss. 'Ferrel Jr.and Dornae Knowles,
Renee' and Rodney Farquharson Ill. Zion, Michael II, Leslie, Joshua, Samuel.
Caprice, Ebony, Calvan, Gordon, Candice, Malik. Elijah Joetta, Catherine.
Ashtea, Josiah, Shenae, Justin. Derick. Jasmin, Timothy. Tobias, Briana,
Tatyana. niani. Asia Aniava, Davante Brevis and Brando- Bonabv, Gian
Rahming, Patric, Jt., Keyon, Renaldo, Samantha, Vincon, \indero, Kytron,
\"inkahgina. Redith, Tanisha. Zion, Moriah, Ersley Ill, Ehayah, Pcv ton, Ernin
Jr., Tonique, Elgeron, Shadae, Monica. Dereka. Derek Jr. Terrez. Carlich.
Cassius. Dorell, De'ja, Deio, VashenmquC, Ktera, Nia. \ien. Kai; great-
great-grandchild, London: nieces, Myrtle, Cinderella, Mavis, Delores,
Shirley, Doris, Dianne, Patricia, Carolyn. Ruthmae, Marilvn Pernell, Cora.
Carniele. Cleora., Carlene, Christine; nephews, Anthony. Ophcus, Francis,
Orv ille, Sidney, Andrew, Alexander, Solomon. Kenneth, Christopher, Robert.
Kermit. Warren. Wayne, Errol. Orville. Henry, Anthony. Darrel; brother-in-
law. Rev. Dr. Errol Farquharson, Allan Coakley; sister-in-laws. Zilpha Simms.
Mabel Farquharson. Keturah Cunningham, Luellen Farquharson Attis Bonaby:
god children. Winston Bonaby, Constance Pierson, Roderick Coakley,
Cinderella Neynour, James Thonmpson, other relatives and friends, Enith
Miller, Doreen Simms, Viola Cunningham and family, Vernice Scavella and
family, Lucile Scavella and family, St. Paul's, Baptist Church family, Rev'.
Wrechwill Ferguson and family,.Church of God Coconut Grove family, New
Bethlehem Baptist Church family, George Jones and entire Jones family,
Moss family. Thompson family, the entire community of Crooked Island,
Lee Johnson, Queen Duncombe and a host of other relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.
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 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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

Pureanna Betty Whymss, 57

a resident of Bamboo Town
and formerly of Little Creek,
Andros will be held at Good
News Baptist Church,
-, Pinewood Gardens, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Prophetess
A. Catherine Chisholm,
Sassisted by other ministers.
y Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery, Abundant Life

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Emmanuel
Whymss; 1 son, Franklin Johnson; 3 grandchildren,
Franklin Jr., Cosima and Kharizma Johnson; 6 sisters,
Eulease Sands, Leona Morris, Geraldine Higgs, Emerald
Fraser, Cleomie Forbes and Jestina Rodgers; 3 brothers,
Henry, George and Sanford Farrington; 25 nephews,
Solomon, Rufus, Frederick, Samuel, Philip, Cecil,
Boston and Charles Sands, Marvin, Fitzgerald, Mondez,
Bruno, Curtis, Dano; George Jr. and Henry Jr. Farrington
of Atlanta GA, Geovannie, Gevaldo and Jaicoy Rodgers,
Demrick Knowles, Kamiller and Roosevelt Whymss;
24 nieces, Barbara and Pamela Sands, Shevamae
Johnson, Betty Saintflor, Madgaline Fernander, Verlene
Bullard, Vanrea Hanna, Anishka and Cleonicia Forbes,
Natasha Pleasant of Atlanta Georgia, Rose Marie,
Mordell, Ritha, Robertha, Yvonne, Loren and Lakeisha
Farrington, Mertis, Ovaigbena and Shantilly Dean,
Misty, Ashley, Cember, Marva and Rashae Whymss;
aunts, Zerlina Lynes, Camily McPhee and Eloise
Farrington; uncle, Lewis Farrington; daughter-in-law,
Jacqueline Johnson; mother-in-law, Fearlese Whymss;
sisters-in-law, Mabel and Elena Farrington, Carolyn
and Deanere Whymss; brothers-in-law, John Sands,
Joseph Morris, John Higgs, Roosevelt Whymss and
Prince Farrington; uncles-in-law, Cederic, Ronald and
Randy Neymour, Henry, Joseph and Raphel Whymss,
Ivan, Sidney, Mervin and Randolph Neymour; aunts-
in-law, Vernay Moore, Betty, Patsy, Magnola and Anna
Neymour; a host of other relatives and friends including,

Pastor and Minister Rodney Roberts, Benjamin and
Paul Bain, George Rodgers, Val Williamson, Sandra
Harvey, Kenneth Whymss, Trevor, Franklyn, Elvis,
Wesley and Rudolph Bell, Frederick, Henry and Simon
Bain, Charlie and Wayde Neymour, Renee Williams,
Patrick and Washington Gordon.

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.

Rolly Alexander Rolle, 57

( a resident of Pot Lake Lane,
will be held at Smiths Chapel
A.M.E. Zion Church, Kennedy
Subdivision, on Saturday. at
12:00 noon. Officiating will
be Pastor Jacob Hanna,
,.'. ~ assisted by Rev. Betsy Clark.
Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen &
Spikenard Roads.
Left to cherish his memory are
his 1 daughter, Vernita Russell;
1 grandchild, Marika Curry; 3 sisters, Jane and Edith
Russell and Carolyn Woods; I brother, Dino Russell;
nieces, Jane, Lisa, Raquel, Rochell, Keisha and Tatina
Russell; nephews, Stephen. Tito, Isaac, Mell. Omarion,
Darren, Romel, Wayne, Jamel, Nedro and Vano Russell;
cousins, Emily, Loristine, Ruby, Betty and Alfred
Russell, Van Adderley, Erica and Monique Williams,
Tia and Tamal Russell; brother-in-law, Fred Rahming;
grand nieces, Shiann, Latina, Laquel, Shameka, Shamel,
Muffy and Zena Russell, and a host of other relatives
and friends too numerous to mention.

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
11:00 a.m. until service time.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007, PAGE 15


"UNCTION TO FUNCTION" Tempte of the orb ilnitrtie
TOPIC: "Unction to Function"
By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley 1275 Breadfruit Street Pinewood Gardens

Read: 1 John 2:20; Zechariah 4:6; Ephesians 3:20
Whenever trials, tribulations, crisis, problems, conflicts,
struggles come your way. Remember you have an Unction to

Every Ministry, every individual God has given you an Unction
(Anointing) to function in Ministry, family, marriage,
relationships. jobs and in this country. We just have to activate
this power, when we need it. So instead of giving up and
quitting, just remember you have an unction to function.

* It is the power of the Holy Spirit
* It is your relationship with the Holy Spirit
* It is the Anointing
* It is an empowerment from the Holy Spirit
* It is a refilling
* It is the ability to function in any situation or
circumstances that comes your way.

* 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
* 2 Corinthians 5:5

* Acts 1:8
* Ephesians 5:18

* Galatians 5:22-23

* Ephesians 3:20
* Zechariah 4:6

* Jeremiah 20:9
* Ezekiel 3:14

* 1 Samuel 17:29
S I1 Kings 18:41-46
* Judges 14:6
* Judges 15:14

"'Father. in the name of Jesus Christ, I confess right now, and
realize that I am a sinner. I repent of all my sins. I change my
heart. mv mind, my direction and I turn toward Jesus Christ.
I confess with my mouth that God raised Jesus Christ from
the dead. and I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is alive
and opciatcs in my life. I thank on Lord that I am saved.

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The Tribune RELIGION

Thursday, June 28, 2007 PG 17

Rev Earle Francis and

'Sweet Potato' to celebrate

60th wedding anniversary

R e\ Dr Earle Francis. sen-
tor iaslor of First Baptist
Church, and his wife, Dr
Marjore "Sweet Potato"
Francis will celebrate their 60th wed-
ding anniversary, which falls on
Friday lune 29. by renewing their
marriage vows one to another during
a special marriage renewal service at
the church on Sunday, July 1 at 9am.
The changee of vows will be done
by Re' Dr Walstone Francis, one of
the sons ot the honourees. The
younger Rev Francis is the proud pas-
tor of Shiloh Baptist Church in
Waukegan. Illinois
All married couples are invited to
join in on This auspicious occasion.

A man for all seasons -
a union for eternitii

Th. proud leader of the First
Baptist Church. Market Street South,
Rev -%arle Fi anci was born in Bimini
and -ducatcLd through the public
school system *n New Providence.
In nis late ieens when World War II
broke out. R v Francis was among
.those Bahamians who volunteered to
serve the cause i- 'm the islands,- then
a colony ol Grea Br tain. He would
join ;no Bahamas Air Squadron. a
detachment ot iin Royal Air Force.
and laier becomeie ouger. He was the
only Bahamniian i, icrve in the Roval
Air Force Mihtar, Band.
In 947: Rev -Francis married the
woman of mhs Ireams Marjorne
Taylor !t was : hiam on June 29. 1947
when .nese tw :ov cirds were joined
in holy matrimonv The ceremony was
held at the Sniem Baptist Church,
Parliament Sire, .ind officiated by
Rev Di Enoch Beckfordt
Heeding the cai )f .nte Holy Spirit.
Rev Ftanci: bee,:'n Dreaching mnd
became actvel nv\oi .c in ::b,
gospel 'liinistry a' .iund 1960 as pastor
of Salem (jro, Mis',,on Bapis:
Church then located in the old
Jordan Prince v,, ilianm 'uildilg .-m
Blue Hill Road.
Years later. Rev Francis would cop
tinue his religious studies, accompa-
nied bv hi:1 "Sweet Potato", at
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, graduating in 1979. And in
1987 he received an honourary
Doctor of Divinity degree from Selma
Meanwhile, steadfastly at his side
throughout the many winding. pio-
neering and changing scenes of Rev
Francis remarkable life, was his
quiet, unassuming Sweet Potato" Di
Marjorie Francis. Mrs. Francis. who

L. L

0 REV Earle Francis, senior pastor
of First Baptist Church, and his wife,
Dr Marjorie "Sweet Potato" Francis

also received an honourarv doctorate,
has been the organist at this ministry,
along side her husband.
In 1965, the Salem Grove Mission
Baptist Church, which had been com-
missioned from Salem Baptist
Churc!i moved to Coconut Grove
and was renamed First Baptist \nd
the congregation swelled immediate-
Over time "the Earl,'" was ,he
longest serving chaplain of me
Bahamas Senate, serving some ten
veais He was ior seve' i. years a
trustee of the Caribbean Media
Communications, and it is hardly ,
wonder that Rev Francis is also chap-
lain of the Shell Saxons Superstars.
Preaching since '964. Rev Francis
also had enterprise in his spirit, partic-
ularly in light of the fact that he and
his wife. his "Swee! Potato" had an
ever-growing family. The union not
only gave birth to 43 years of ministry,
it also gave 'irth to i3 children (two
' ,lomrn arL deceased, Keith Francis
and vlaragret Dames)
I'neir children are Percival 'Vola"
Francis, leaca:r of the Sheii S-axons
S,'"'stars; Florence I avloir ne
'I,- 'urv Department: Di hEmmanu Francis, a l..ntist: Rev Dr Walstonc
Fra:i-is. pastor, Shiloh Baptist
Church, Illinois; R.-, Wilkinson
Francis, associate. niisti: First
Baotist Church a n; 'in officer in Ihe
Department of R,nid 'T'ranic:
Char lotte Humes, teacher (' V Be: hel
Senior High: Barbara Darville. advei-
tisinm administrator, 'lI Trih-ne:
.loan Knowles. teacher. Cai;ton
Francis Primary School. Lorraine
Francis, teacher, C R Walker Senior
High. and Rev Diana Francis, co-pas-
tor. First Baptist Church.

P~ictnr Ron R~jio~,


Text: Genesis: Leviticus: Acts: Hebrews.

The whole Book of the Bible concerns itself with the
'Plan of Salvation.' The Power of the Tithe is a
small part of that story. What is the Tithe? The answer
is, it is the return to God, as an act of obedience,
of one tenth, or 1.0% of your gross income, earnings,
or of an asset you receive as a gift! The Tithe speaks
directly to Possession, Obedience, and Blessings.

The Prophetic Voice Possession: Genesis 1:1-5: "In the beginning God
P. 0. Box N-9518 created the heavens and the earth." According to
Nassau, Bahamas 1 Corinthians 10:26: "The earth is the Lord's, and
Tpv.Inc@coralwave.com the fullness thereof." The Fall of Adam and Eve
occurred as a result of Possession. Genesis 3:6-
7: When Eve saw the tree was good for food, a
delight to the eyes, and desirable for the production of wisdom. She ate the
fruit, and gave her husband some. The problem: They were instructed,
similar to the Tithes, to eat from an abundance of trees representative of
ninety (90%) percent, but one tree representative of the ten (10%) percent
was forbidden to them. Their act of disobedience resulted in death without
remedy. Now, it is determined upon all men, once to die, then, a Judgment
awaits us.

Obedience: God commands in Leviticus 27:30-31: "All the Tithe of the
land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is God's: It
is Holy to God; and if a man will redeem (or borrow) any part of his Tithe,
he shall add to it the fifth part thereof (20% interest); that is, $20.00 for every
hundred." The next time you desire to pay bills, or purchase clothes from
the Tithe; be advised, it is cheaper to borrow from a responsible bank at
8.5%. The Power of the Tithe can be found in Teaching Examples throughout
Scripture; and many times is associated with First Fruits, which is contrasted
against man's love of money, or assets (wealth). I will give you three examples:

Abel: Genesis 4:2-5: "Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of
the ground; and in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the
fruit of the ground an offering to God. Abel brought of the firstlings of his
flock and of the fat thereof. God had respect to Abel and his offering: But
to Cain and his offering He had no respect." What measurement did God
use to Judge the two offerings, the facts are very simple to read and
understand: God removed man from the Garden of Eaen Scrigure never
said God stopped speaking to Man, nor that man stooped speaking to God.
Further, God warned Cain about his unwarranted arge and exhorted him
to do better. Cain chose to eliminate the competition. Hebrews 11:4: records,
"Abel offered God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which
witness was borne to him that ne was righteous, God hearing witness in
respect of his gifts: and through it he being dead ye, speaks." The Tithe
of a Possession offered to God .' Obedience brings man into a closer
Eternal Relationship with the Divine 'od.

Abraham: Genesis 14:18-20: "Melchizecek king of Salem iJerusalem), Priest
of God Most High, blessed Abram saying, Blessed be Aoram of God Most
High, Possessor of Heaven anon -artn: a:d Blessed be God Most High, who
has delivered .',rr enemies into your nand. Aoram gave him a Tenth of all."
Hebrews 7:4-10: records, "The sons of Lev'. ccupy the priest's office and
have .orrmmandment to take Tithes )T the people according to the Law:
Throuqn Abranam even Levi, who receives Tithes, paid Tithes; when he was
in thP 10qS -oe us father, when Melchizedek met him." The Power of the
Tithe hangedd Barren Abram's genealogy; extended 430 years into his
lineage and through Levi produced a whole tribe of Priests, who received

Ananias and Sapphira: Acts 4:36-37: "Joseph surnamed Barnabas (Son
of exhortation) by the apostles, sold a field, and laid the money at the
apostles' feet." Acts 5:1-11: "Ananias and his partner-in-crime Sapphira,
likewise sold a Possession, but kept part of the price. Peter asked Ananias,
why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and keep part of the
price of the land? Further, you have not lied to men, but to God. Ananias fell
down and gave up the ghost upon hearing these words. Three hours later,
Sapphira came in and supported the lie. She fell down immediately at Peter's
feet and gave up the ghost."

The Power of the Tithe contains abundant blessing or a deadly curse, pay
the vow and live!

3 John 1:2: "Beloved Brethren, I pray that you will prosper in all things, be
healthy, even as your soul prospers."

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The power of religion


It is no secret that as a
people/nation we are
very religious and we
proudly boast that the
Bahamas is a Christian
If one were to do a search
of religions on the Internet,
Christianity would appear
along with a host of other
religions, such as the Bahai
Faith. Buddhism, Islam,
Confucianism, Hinduism,
Jainism, Judaism, Shinto
Sikhism, Taoism (Vodun-
Voodoo). Then there are the
Neopagan religious faiths,
such as Asatru (Norse
Paganism), Druidism.
Goddess Worship, Wicca.
Witchcraft, Santeria, Ellan
Gonzalez Religious move-
ment, Scientology, Satanism
and the Church of Satan.
These are just a few of the
religious movements that
derive from the Babylon sys-
tem that are not of the
Kingdom of Jehovah
Religion is a cunning, divi-
sive tool of the enemy which
satan has, and is still using to
divide the church and fami-
lies. Therefore, think it not
strange when we see hun-
dreds of churches springing
up all over the place and all
claim to be of the Christian
faith (religion) because they
call on the name of Jesus the
Take a good look at the
Christian faith and the many

churches that are around.
One would not need a mas-
ter's degree to see the divi-
sion that exists among the
churches. Watch this! From a
church's perspective, we've
got First Baptist and Second
Baptist churches that some-
times can get along with each
other, but they definitely
can't stand St John's Baptist,
yet they all are of the
Christian religion.
Then there is St John's
Baptist and St John's Native
Baptist who can't get along
because of a building, a piece
of land or some petty carnal
matter. In the midst of all this
we've got divisions and fights
between the Zion's upper
and lower Zion unite for the
purpose of tearing down Mt
Zion, and when their mission
is accomplished they resume
the fight between each other.
Bring up the rear in this
religious fight and division
are the rest of the saints: St
Luke, St Mark, St Paul, St
Peter, St James. St Matthew
and St Mary to sum it all up,
we've got a real mess on our
hands with religion and this is
exactly how the enemy
planned it.
Now, to you immature, reli-
gious leaders who would get
offended by believing that
I'm taking a shot at your
church; let me say, "I don't
have time to waste on you or
your church", simply because
it's your church and not His
church. Rather, I'm exposing
and confronting this religious
spirit Which has brought

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about such a division within
the body of Christ. Nowhere
in the Bible can it be found
where Yeshuwa Messiah
(Jesus the Christ) called His
followers Christians, but
rather He called them disci-
Watch this!
Matthew 26:18 says; And
he said, Go into the city to
such a man, and say unto him,
The Master saith, My time is
at hand; I will keep the
Passover at thy house with myn
John 8:31 Then said Jesus
to those Jews which believed
on him, If ye continue in my
word, then are ve my disciples
John 13:35 By this shall
all men know that ye are my
disciples, if ye have love one
to another.
John 15:8 Herein is my
Father glorified, that ye bear
much fruit; so shall ye be my

Yes sir, we are a religious
Christian nation, there is
absolutely no doubt about it.
And to add insult to injury
we've even opened the door
wider to the enemy by way of
the many foreign investors
and their gods for the sake of
tourism and money.
The Bahamas as a
Christian nation which has
hundreds of powerless
churches has a red carpet
approach to all foreign
investors. It seems as if our
policy to the foreign investors
is, "as long as you've got lots
of money no matter which
god you chose to worship
come do business with us.
buy or build whatever kind of
hotel you want. And if that's
not enough you can buy an
island or a cay."
To the international world,
the Bahamian islands are still
the best islands that money
can buy. Their concept is
"which ever
Government/sales agents are
in power/business, it remains
the same it may be delayed
a bit, but never denied."
Religion is somewhat like
termites, when you're made
aware of it, it's a bit to late,
the damage has already been
done. This is one of the rea-
sons why may foreign gods
and shrines have been set up
throughout the Bahamas.
Religion is destroying fam-
ilies where there are hus-
bands who are holding their
wives in some form of
bondage and in many cases

are abusing them (physically,
emotionally, sexually, and
financially) through their
religious beliefs. Then there
are some wives who have put
their bishop, apostle, or pas-
tor before their husbands and
family as a result of erro-
neous religious beliefs and
Religion and tradition are
so strong that if it were possi-
ble even God's very elect
would be deceived by it.
Watch this! I know that you
know of men and women
who stand in the pulpits on
Sunday as bishops and pas-
tors, then on any given week
night they are referred to as
worshipful masters or some
other title in their lodges;
now if this is not the devil at
work, please let me know
what is it?
There is so much more to
be said about the power of
religion. This is only the

The wall of religion will be
torn down.

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
Auditorium for more of this

For questions or comments
contact us via e-mail: pastor-
mallen@yahoo.com or tel

'Matters of the heart'

FROM page 24

3. Repeating the process as long as
necessary (Matthew 18:21-22)
4. Remembering how much you have
been forgiven( Colossians 3:13,
Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 2:13-14)

Week # 8 Tell the truth (I
Corinthians 13:1-13, Ephesians 4:14-

When telling the truth, there are four
keys you should use to confront others
in love:

1. Check your motives (Matthew 7:3-
5, II Corinthians 12:19, Proverbs 27:6)
2. Consider your presentation
(Proverbs 16:23)
What you are going to say
How you are going to say it
Say it tactfully (Proverbs 16:21)
Say it lovingly (II Corinthians 6:13)
Say it gently (Galatians 6:1)
Where you are going to say it
3. Confer your affirmation (I
Corinthians 1:4&16:24, II Corinthians
4. Chance their rejection (Proverbs

Week # 9 Love is respectful (I others as God does (Romans 12:16,
Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 7:36-50) Ephesians 4:2)

Respect is showing value and honour
to others by your actions. Four signs of
respect are:
Stop talking and listen (II
Corinthians 7:15)
Keep your promise to others
(Proverbs 25:14, Matthew 5:37,
Proverbs 3:21-22)
Surrender your rights and serve
others (II Corinthians 12:15, Malachi
Slow down and take the time to see

Continue to Love God, Love People
and Serve the World.

The above is just a basic outline of
this inspirational, God inspired series,
"Matters of the Heart." If you have any
questions or wish to purchase the series,
please contact Freeport Bible Church at
(202)352-6065 or e-mail, freeport-
biblechurch@coralwave.com. You may
visit the church on West Atlantic Drive,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 PG 19

Honouring faithful fathers

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* SHOWN (from L-R) are Daniel Nairn, Hubert Dean, Maceo Coakley, Henry Johnson, president of the St Francis Xavier
Catholic Men's Association; Patrick C Pinder, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Nassau; Henry Saunders, Earl Thompson Sr,
Leonard Archer and Peter Benjamin, representing his father Crispin Benjamin.

Exactly one year ago, the St
Francis Xavier Catholic
Men's Association (SFX-
CMA) began a tradition of
honouring seven men of the Cathedral
parish at a Father's Day Luncheon
themed, "Honour Thy Father." This
Father's Day, the association honoured
Leonard Archer, Crispin Benjamin,
Maceo Coakley, Hubert Dean, Daniel
Nairn, Henry Saunders and Earl
Thompson Sr.
Together, these men have served the
cathedral parish for more than 50 years
as faithful fathers, donating their time,
talent and treasure to the St Francis
Xavier Cathedral community. As a
group, the men come from varying
backgrounds and have distinguished
themselves in their professions. They
have served as a taxi cab driver, an elec-
trician, a deputy governor of the
Central Bank, a former civil servant, a
businessman, a former member of
Parliament and a World War II veteran.
The association initiated the event
not only to honour these patriots, but
to promote father's, and Father's Day
could not have been a more appropri-
ate day to celebrate them.

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St George's hosts Princeton choir

The congregation- of
St George's and the
church's choir
recently hosted the
members of the senior choir of
All Saints Episcopal Church,
Princeton, New Jersey, on their
first end-of-season trip outside
of the US.
Connection with the choir
was made through St George's
parishioner, Adrian Archer,
who serves as tenor section
leader while pursing degree
studies in Princeton. While in
Nassau, the choir took the
opportunity to take in the
sights and sounds of the island
as well as call upon the Rev
Laish Boyd, Bishop Coadjutor
of the Anglican Diocese.
The choir was also given the
opportunity to lead, in combi-
nation with St George's choir,
the music at the 9am Father's
Day Eucharist, as well as par-
ticipate in a pre Father's Day
concert hosted by St George's
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ONE: Members of the All Saints choir,
the St George's choir and the
Higligrove Singers came together with
leaders of St Georges after the pre-
Father'.% Day concert.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 PG 21


another point

of view

When you look at your
world what do you see?
Do you see the wonder.
splendour, beauty of creation and
your place as a part of it? When the
rain pours down, do you see the
value that it has to the grass and
trees, or are you mainly preoccu-
pied with the inconvenience that it
affords you?
There is so much that is going on
inside of each one of us. There is so
much that makes us so special. We
do have our limitations and that is
why we need to be able to admit
that we do not have all of the
answers. If we treat each other with
more courtesy and respect, howev-
er, it will be easier to ask for expla-
nations without feeling diminished,
demeaned or degraded.
I read over an essay that had
been written by a student on the
subject of genocide and hostility
between groups. It was based on
some statements made by a UN
official. The United Nations had
been studying the cause of war or
the beginning of conflict. The sug-
gestion made was to carefully study
political developments to short cir-
cuit the tragedies that have been
Close attention was to be paid to
statements made by one group
about another. If they begin to
defame character, make unjustifi-
able accusations to damage reputa-
tions, then this was a sign of hatred
on the rise. It is not long before
property will be seized and other
privileges taken away, as a part of
persecution. The third step is the
ethnic cleansing, mass murder, and

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carnage that we have seen in differ-
ent countries over the past decades.
Examine your heart today. Turn
the camera on yourself. See what
anger, hatred, bitterness, animosity,
prejudice and pain you are still car-
rying toward a group in particular.
Listen to how you talk about them
or to them, and consider how it
would feel to be on the receiving
end. Look at whose character you
assassinate. What kind of person
are you? What kind of Christian are
you if that is your faith?
Love is the way of God. Love is
the promoter of life. Hatred pro-
motes death and destruction. Life is
too short to waste it on destructive
Take an attitude check and smile
for the camera. Instead of "cheese"
say "Jesus", with all the love in
your heart, and the look on your
face will make it a picture worth
keeping for all eternity.

A message

of hope

Read Psalm 85: 7-13.
"Let me hear what God the Lord
will speak, for he will speak peace
to his people." v8
n this world of noise it is time
for us to be silent before God
and to listen for his message.
God is speaking a message of peace.
It is time for those who trust in
themselves to turn to God. "For he
will speak peace to his people," to
those whose lives are his in saintli-
ness, those set apart for God.
Prayers will be answered only to
those who deserve. "All things work
together for good for those who love
God, who are called according to his
purpose." ( Romans 8:28.) There are
no ifs. ands, and buts about that cer-
tainty when we turn to God in our
"Surely his salvation is at hand for
those who fear him." Our task is to
fear God. What is man's salvation?
It is our eager and deathless hope.
We are helpless in the face of life-
threatening danger. Our salvation
comes through God. He alone can
act to deliver us from the dangers of
this, based on the finished work of
Jesus Christ, that is, his death and
If you were to die tonight are you
sure of your salvation? We must rely
on God who has acted for us and
whose promise cannot lie. He alone
can act to deliver his people from
the dangers of this present world
and from spiritual danger, eternal
danger. We may simply turn to God,
rely fully on him and trust him to act.
This is his Message of Hope. God's
promise to all believers cannot lie.
"Steadfast love and faithfulness
will meet, righteousness and peace
will kiss each other." Steadfast
love is the quality that keeps us
aware of the need for restoration,
and faithfulness is the centre of all
virtue. When salvation comes there
will be complete harmony in our
The divine attributes of love and
faithfulness, righteousness and
peace will become our virtues.
These blessings change people.
People change the world.
"The Lord will give what is good,


and our land will yield its increase."
We cannot live by peace alone. We
need sustenance also. It is only when
we are faithful and walk in truth our
physical needs will be fulfilled. This
is God's message of hope.
"Righteousness will go before
him, and will make a path for his
steps." As we walk through the
land, God's righteousness will be our
constant companion and our way
will be prepared. This message of
hope is not an idle one for those of
faith. God will give what is good,
and that righteousness will mark the
way for his footsteps is no small
claim to make. If our way seems
dark; our footsteps weary; things are
not going right, it is simply because
we do take God at his promises and
we fail to make this claim. Failure to
claim his promise is the reason for
the hopelessness in our lives.
PRAYER: "Show me your stead-
fast love, love and grant me your sal-
Promise: To claim God's promises
every day.


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The Kingdom supersedes the Church

When it comes to using
the word 'Kingdom' in
Christian settings, it
sounds glamourous

and catchy. But if the Christian com-
munity were to be honest with itself,
it has little or no understanding of
what 'Kingdom' really means. Nor

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religion Lb'iefs

Outreach 2k7: Abundant Harvest Ministries presents Outreach 2k7
"Reaping the Harvest", a free concert July 1 at Englerston Park, (Lincoln
Blvd and Cordeaux Avenue) beginning 7pm.
Headlining the exciting event are Christian Massive, DJ Counsellor,
Landlord, Agape, Bro J, DJ Ron and Decon Culture. Also expected to rock
the crowd are Lasarus, Singer MP, World Alive Duo, Reality Check Crew
and Royal Triston and the Royal Family.
The guest speaker for the event will be Evangelist Burton Lockhart of
Bahamas Faith Ministries International.
For more information, persons can call 326.0181 or 454.1507 or check
out www.dancehallgospel.com.
New Covenant Watching, Witnessing and Winning
The New Covenant Baptist Church family will meet from Wednesday,
July 4 to Friday, July 6, in three night of services intended to expose the
worshippers to the wonders of Kingdom living. Speakers for the three
nights are:
Prophetess Albertha Williams
Apostle Leon Wallace
Pastor Trevor Williamson

does the community understand
where this 'Kingdom' fits in with their
religion or if it has any place at all.
In an attempt to shed light on a
topic that seems too grandiose for
even the most devout believers,
Bishop Simeon Hall took a stab at
defining the concept of 'the
And what is most interesting is that
the Kingdom of God and the Church
of God are not one and the same.
"The Kingdom and the Church are
not always the same...The Kingdom
supersedes the Church and some-
times has existed outside of it,
responding to the will of God beyond
its traditional four walls."
"The Church is a fellowship of
those who have accepted God's king-
Iv rule in Christ. But sometimes the
kingly rule in the heart of one believ-
er finds no friendship in the church. It
is the Kingdom of God that creates
the church and not the church the
Kingdom." he said.
The powers of the Kingdom are,
however. still operative in the church.
Jesus said that He would give to the
Church the keys to the kingdom. So,
the Kingdom that God has given is
really His power and authority over
the forces of evil.
"The greatest manifestation of this
assault into the realm of hell is the
death and resurrection of Jesus.
[Today]. we manifest Kingdom living
by living in dominion as Adam did
before his fall. Kingdom living is
obeying God's will, but also it means
to walk as Kingdom subjects, emis-
saries representing the King." Bishop
Hall explained.
Bishop Hall believes that the mis-
sion of the Church should be to fulfill
the work of the Kingdom. When the
church has proclaimed this message
of the Kingdom to all the world, then
Christ will establish His physical king-
dom and His will would be done on
earth as it is being done in heaven.
"We can bury our fears in the hope
of a literal government that will
restore a physical paradise. We can
hide our anxiety of the seemingly
meaninglessness of life in the symbol-
ic words of men, literalizing the first-
century and prior thoughts of limited
and inadequate nature, to that of a
supernatural theistic God, external to
ourselves. Or, we can have the

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courage to be, to give up our egos, to
live fully in life, to love beyond our
self, beyond our societal structure,
beyond our religious culture, trans-
forming ourselves with the courage to
be what we know within our deep
interior selves to be the unconditional
love that transcends all national and
tribal barriers, all cultures and sexual
orientations, all racial differences and
all forms of exclusiveness. This is
what the Kingdom of God is. This is
how it comes to earth as it is in heav-
Bishop Hall also noted that while
the Kingdom of this world is always in
complete juxtaposition to the
Kingdom of God, God's Kingdom
continually "invades" this world's
Kingdom whenever and wherever
God's will is obeyed.
However, this invasion that God is
doing individually through the lives of
Kingdom believers, he will one day
complete universally. The Kingdom,
which has an eschatological culmina-
tion has already punctuated history,
said Bishop Hall. So. while the
Kingdom is expected to be coming on
earth, it is now already at hand.
This is why the Kingdom can be
experienced now in the life of the
All that was lost in Adam can now
be reclaimed in Christ. The dominion
that Adam lost, Christ has reclaimed
through his death and resurrection,
and all who believe in Him may now
share in His kingly rule not only
when they die and go to heaven but
they can live in Kingdom dominion
while they are on earth.
"Christ died to ransom the lost. But
today He lives to establish a Kingdom
in which the sovereign will of God is
obeyed here on earth." said Bishop
"The Kingdom is God's rule in the
hearts of His creation, causing
Kingdom citizens to live differently. It
is the redemption of mankind and
their total deliverance from the con-
demnation of sin; it is a freedom from
evil and all its attending miseries the
common belief is that all this is to
come in the after life, but the clear
emphasis of sacred scripture is that
God has begun this all to be done on
earth as it is being done in heaven."
Bishop Hall also said that Kingdom
living changes our concept on earth
and heaven, in that heaven is no
longer the ultimate reward for this
life Kingdom abundant living is.
"The Kingdom of God is the reign
of God in Christ, destroying all that is
hostile to the divine rule. Believers
who accept His kingly rule participate
in Kingdom living here and now," he

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 PG 23

Great Fair a 'great success!'

be a Great Success this past
weekend, as St Matthew's
Anglican Church kicked off
205 years of Christian witness to the
Bahamian community.
The fair was declared open by
Governor General Arthur Hanna, who
is also a member of the historic parish.
A special welcome was also brought by
the area's Member of Parliament
Loretta Butler-Turner, who is also a
member of the parish.
Hundreds poured onto the Eastern
Parade grounds to join the celebration
over the weekend as over 40 stalls and
attractions filled the field, including a
dog show and marching bands that
filled the fair ground with live enter-
tainment. The evening was closed out
with sounds of drums and horns and
cultural music, including Junkanoo.
St Matthew's Anglican Church cel-
ebrations are expected to continue as
a special mass will be held on
Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm to com-
memorate the dedication of the
On Sunday, July 22 at both the.
7:15am and 10:30am masses, the parish
will host an all free, fun-filled interna-
tional luncheon at the 'Home-Coming
weekend' celebration, in the parish
hall. During the luncheon food from
around the globe and from throughout
the Family Islands will be presented in
a buffet style for everyone's choosing.
Dr James Moultrie, rector of the
parish, told the public during a radio
broadcast from the Great Fair kick-off,
of the planned events and welcomed


* THE hamster and a petting zoo were among the entertainment options available at the Great Fair

(Photo: Anthony Longley/St Matthew's Communications)

everyone, especially those whose roots
are planted with family and friends in
the parish, to join St Matthew's during

these special upcoming events.

The Sunday service will also be

broadcast live via Love 97 during the
10:30am service.

Youth Alive Ministries to present 'The Revelation'

YOUTH Alive Ministries, the youth
arm of Bahamas Faith Ministries
International, is gearing up for its lat-
est volume in the continuing Youth
Alive Conference saga.
This year's sequel, blazing the theme
"The Revelation", is bound to become
yet another box office hit within the
hearts and minds of the nation's youth,
as well as young people from the
region and beyond.
"The Revelation" will premier July
4-8 at the Diplomat Centre, Nassau,
Bahamas, and will no doubt attract
thousands of teenagers and young
adults alike seeking a positive, clean
alternative to the morally corrupt
forms of entertainment served daily.
Directed and produced by veteran
youth specialist Dave Burrows. the
four day live cinematic opus will star
Burrows. alone with BFM founder and
CEO Dr Mvilc Munroe. The cast also

includes, in a supporting role Angie
Burrows (Bahamas), Mark Lawrence
(Virginia USA), Jonathon Brozozog,
Church of God state youth director
(Minnesota USA) and Billy Stanfield
This year's highly anticipated confer-
ence opening drama, which has in the
past served as one of the major high-
lights of the Youth Alive brand, is
expected to include lots of action,
music, lights, costumes and, oh yeah -
The official "Revelation" concert
will take place on Saturday. July 7 and
two US bred urban/hip hop artists are
expected to headline, including Stellar
Award winner Lil I Rocc, who blessed
the mic at Youth Alive 06 and gospel
newcomer. EMI Gospel recording
:rtis Darlene McCoy, whose single
'Falling in Love" wxas featured on the
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smash, Dairy of A Mad Black Woman.
Representing the Bahamian rock are
multiple Marlin Award winners
Manifest and his Dunamus Crew,
Landlord, Monty G and Lion of Judah,
as well as DJ Counsellor, Solo, Mr
Lynx, Vanderia Woods, Selector,
Chariots of Fire and Double Syx.
Rounding out the weekend of events
will be "The Revelation" boat cruise,
set for Sunday, July 8 on the high seas,
with a launch time of 8pm sharp. The
much anticipated event will be fully
equipped with a DJ and also feature
dynamic live performances as well as
hundreds of excited young people.
No blockbuster is complete without
an accompanying soundtrack and "The
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conference. The album will feature
brand new tracks from DJ Counsellor,
Christian Massive, Monty G, Manifest,
Mr Lynx, Ta Da, Avalanchee and many
others including local newcomer
Ricardo Clarke, the son of renowned
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'Matters of the heart'

Freeport Bible Church

And now these three remain: faith,
hope and love. But the greatest of these
is love.
I Corinthians 13:1-13 (NIV)

Senior pastor of Freeport
Bible Church in Grand
Bahama Wilbur Outten
recently lead a nine week
series on "Matters of the
Heart". He spent nine Sundays teach-
ing his members, followers and visitors
alike about the very important topic of
Basing his messages largely on the
scripture commonly known as the
'Love' chapter, Pastor Outten said that
many Christians still struggle with true
love agape love, and he gave an eye
opening revelation of what love truly

Week # 1 What matters most (I
Corinthians 13:1-13, Galatians 5:6)

According to Pastor Outten, the
word love occurs approximately 650
times in the Bible. It is the primary
theme of the Bible. God is defined by
biblical writers as "Love".
In the book of Mark 12:28-31, in
response to the question "Of all the
commandments, which is the most
important", Jesus answered "Love the
Lord your God with all your heart and
with all your soul and with all your
mind and with all your strength. The
second is this: 'Love your neighbour as
yourself.' There is no commandment
greater than these." (NIV)
Paul repeatedly states the impor-
tance of love in the first three verses of
I Corinthians 13:1-13:

If you don't live a life of love, noth-
ing you say will matter (I Corinthians
If you don't live a life of love, noth-
ing you know will matter (I
Corinthians 13:2)
If you don't live a life of love, noth-
ing you believe will matter (I
Corinthians 13:2)
e If you don't live a life of love, noth-


ing you give will matter (I Corinthians
If you don't live a life of love, noth-
ing you accomplish will matter (I
Corinthians 13:3)
You may have the eloquence of an
orator, the knowledge of a genius, the
faith of a miracle worker, the generosi-
ty of a philanthropist, the achieve-
ments of a superstar, but if you don't
have love in your heart it doesn't
count. The only thing that matters to
God is if you love Him and love other

Week # 2 What is Love? (I John
4:7-21, II John 1-6)

Four Biblical definitions of love:
Love is a command
Love is a choice
Love is a conduct
Love is a commitment

In order to build a life of love you
1. Learn how mature love acts and
responds (I Corinthians 13:4-5)
2. Start your day with a daily
reminder to love
3. Memorize what God says about

4. Practice acting in unselfish loving

Week # 3 Activity of Love (I
Corinthians 13:1-4, Luke 10: 25-37)

There are four things that the Good
Samaritan did that we can emulate to
show love, (Luke 10:25-37):
Start seeing the needs of people
around you (Luke 10:33, I Corinthians
Sympathize with people's pain
(Luke 10:33, Galatians 6:2, II
Corinthians 1:4)
Be prepared to seize the moment
to be kind (Luke 10:34, Proverbs 3:27-
28, Matthew 7:12)
Spend whatever it takes to help
those who are hurting (Luke 10:34-35,
Isaiah 58:10-11, Proverbs 11:7,
Galatians 6:10)

Week # 4: Envy A deadly virus (I
Corinthians 13:4, Matthew 20:1-16,
James 3:13-16, Proverbs 14:30 )

Love does not envy. Five Biblical
antidotes to envy are:
1. Stop comparing yourself to others
(Matthew 20:9-10). You shouldn't com-
pare yourselves to others because:
You are a unique individual
Comparing yourself to others leads
to two deadly sins: pride and envy
2. Start enjoying God's grace to oth-
ers (Romans 12:15)
3. Be grateful for what you have (I
Corinthians 4:7-8, Ecclesiastes 6:9)
4. Trust God when life seems unfair
(Matthew 20:12)
5. Keep focused on God's plan for
your life (Jeremiah 29:11, Hebrews
12:1, Psalms 139:16)
"Envy is resenting God's goodness
to others and ignoring God's goodness
to you."

Week #a 5 Habits of Humility (I
Corinthians 13:1-4, Philippians 2:1-

Love is humble. You may show
humility by:
1. Practice giving preference to oth-
ers (Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3-8,

James 1:19)
Don't be afraid to let others enjoy
the spotlight
Help others get ahead
Do more listening than talking
2. Practice learning from others
(Proverbs 15:12, Proverbs 15:32,
Matthew 18:4, Proverbs 13:10)
3. Practice admitting when you are
wrong (Proverbs 28:13, James 15:16)
4. Practice surrendering your plans
to God (James 4:6-7, Romans 6:13,
Micah 6:8, Psalms 37:11)

Week # 6 Defusing anger (I
Corinthians 13:1-7, James 1:19-21)

Love is slow to anger. There are five
things you can use to defuse your
1. Consider the source of your anger
(James 4:1-2)
Some of these sources may be:
Unresolved conflict
Unmet needs
Unrealistic expectations
2. Control the pattern of your anger
(Proverbs 29:11)
Control your conversations
(Ephesians 4:25-29)
Don't hang out with people with
anger problems (Proverbs 22:24-25)
3. Change your expectations
(Philippians 4:8, Exodus 34:6)
Lower yodr expectations of others
Ask God for a new sense of how to
deal with it
4. Consider the consequences
(Proverbs 28:25)
We hurt people we love
We permanently mess up relation-
Anger shortens your life
5. Commit your ways and worries to
the Lord (Psalms 37:5-8, Philippians 4)

Week # 7 Love is forgiving (I
Corinthians 13:1-13)

Genuine forgiveness is:
1. Relinquishing your right to get
even (Romans 12:19, Hebrews 12:15)
2. Responding to evil with good
(Luke 6:21-25)

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