The Tribune.
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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 6/30/2007
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Government is

blamed for taking

officers away from

area as murder toll

reaches 42

ANGRY neighbours are
blaming government for the
death of David Rolle, who died
on the steps of a deserted
Urban Renewal building after
being shot several times.
Rolle, the country's 42nd
murder victim, made a frantic
call to his mother before dying
of his injuries, sources told The
After fleeing his attacker, he
reportedly sought help from the
police officers he expected to
be manning the Nassau Village
Urban Renewal office only to
find the building closed.
Last night, residents of the
area hit out at the FNM admin-
istration for removing police
officers from Urban Renewal
Project claiming that were it
not for this, Rolle would still be
Shortly after 10pm Thursday,
Rolle was gunned down outside
his home in the Nassau Village
subdivision. It is the latest in an
alarming spree of killings that
has the Bahamas on track to
see an all time high of 80 mur-
ders this year.
According to a statement
released by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, Rolle of Stack
Avenue, arrived home from
work around 10pm. Intending

to visit a female companion in
the area, he was getting out of
his vehicle when a concealed
gunman fatally shot him sever-
al times.
Sources said that Rolle ran
into the yard of the Urban
Renewal Centre opposite his
home expecting police officers
to be on the premises. Finding
the centre closed and deserted,
Rolle made a cell phone call to
his mother. Moments later his
mother rushed outside to find
her son dead, with several gun-
shot wounds in his body.
Assistant Superintendent
Walter Evans, of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, told The
Tribune that an "unidentified
male" was spotted leaving the
area shortly after the murder.
He further noted that as it was
"very early in the investigation"
no further comments could be
made on the case.
Many angry residents of the
area are outraged at the mur-
der, saying had there been a
police presence at the Urban
Renewal Project centre, David
would still be alive today. A
neighbour of the victim, who
wished to remain anonymous,
spoke to The Tribune: "I could-
n't believe it when I found out
what happened last night. I ain't
want start anything, but before
the election a police car was

ide homne

I Lucky couple pick up
$20,000 for guessing
100 Jamz's Secret Sound

* HOWANELL Thompson-Mackey and her husband
Thomas pick up their cheque for $20,000 from 100 Jamz's
'Mista Smith'

* 30-YEAR-OLD David Rolle of Nassau Village was gunned
down in front of his home on Thursday night at around 10pm,
bringing the country's murder count to 42.
(Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

always park up in front (of the
"If that place was open, this
wouldn't a happen," he said, his
eyes fixed on the victim's home.
Kenyatta Gibson, MP for the
Kennedy Constituency, spoke
to The Tribune about the
tragedy. "I have seen what
Urban Renewal has done to
change Nassau Village," he said
on Friday morning. "I have seen
troubled young men become
police officers as a result of
being involved with the pro-
gramme. I have seen lives trans-
In 2003, the former PLP

administration formed the
award-winning Urban Renewal
Project in an effort to ensure
"effective community policing
and employing all available
means of making communities
safe for everyone." By increas-
ing police presence in inner city
communities and integrating
police patrols in urban areas,
the programme was what many
considered to be a resounding
success in the fight against
crime. There are currently nine
Project centres throughout New
SEE page 11

A HUSBAND and wife
team, the lucky winners of the
Ron Ricardo and radio 100
JAMZ*Secret Sound, collect-
ed their $20,000 cheque from
the radio station yesterday.
Howanell Thompson-Mack-
ey, calling from her Royal
Bank of Canada office, was
the tenth caller to the radio
station yesterday. Nervously
she explained how her hus-
band, Thomas Mackey, laid
all the clues out on the bed
the night before to try to fig-
ure out the answer. She was
the first caller to correctly
guess the sound to be a utility
light being dragged through a
PVC pipe.
Mrs Mackey said she would
have to think and meditate
about what she would do with
the money. The cheque was

presented by "Mista Smith",
100 JAMZ's afternoon per-
sonality. Mrs Mackey made
her call during his show.
. he Secret Sound, which
radio listeners were invited to
identify, was started on March.
1st on 100 JAMZ with a $100
prize. The sound was played
daily throughout the day with
the prize building up to
$20,000 over the weeks. When
the prize hit the $20,000 jack-
pot three weeks ago the radio
station started publishing a
different clue daily in The Tri-
bune to help listeners guess
the sound. Mrs Mackey and
her husband put the 15 clues
together Thursday night and it
was Mrs Mackey who phoned
"Mista Smith" of 100 JAMZ
with the winning answer yes-
terday afternoon.

Alarm as dead

bird sightings


Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The mysterious death
of numerous seabirds in waters off
Grand Bahama is causing residents great
New dead bird sightings continue to be
reported, particularly in East Grand
Bahama where residents reported seeing
dead birds floating in the water a few
weeks ago.
According to reports, a large number
of dead birds were again spotted 15 miles
off Freeport last week. And, there have
also been sightings as far as Bimini, and
Local veterinarians and nature experts
here on Grand Bahama are baffled as to
what could be causing the deaths of these
sea birds, which are believed to be the
Cory Shearwaters.
Ministry of Agriculture officials in
Freeport and New Providence could not
be reached for comments up to press
time on Friday.
SEE page 10

Carl Bethel makes

partnership offer

to school parents

and students
EDUCATION Minister Carl Bethel
delivered a strong message to parents
and students yesterday, saying that his
ministry will expect them to take greater
ownership in the country's public school
educational process.
In his address to union members at
the opening of their 60th annual general
meeting, Minister Bethel said: "I would
like for you to devote a small portion of
your time to consider ways in which we,
hand in hand, can work to improve the
partnership that we seek to instil and
build between the ministry and the
"Through that enhanced cooperation,"
continued the minister, "we can posi-
tively impact national scores at all grade
levels, and together we can ensure that
our graduates are better suited to tran-
sition directly to the work field or to fur-
ther training, if they so decide.
SEE page 11

Wayne Munroe
reported to win
presidency of
Bar Association
A three-way race for the presidency of
the Bahamas Bar Association ended yes-
terday with the incumbent Wayne
Munroe reportedly holding on to the
Mr Munroe was challenged by Brian
Simms and Brian Moree.
Elections began at 3pm yesterday and
the outcome of the proceedings became
clear at around 6pm.
An estimated 900 lawyers in the
Bahamas were eligible to vote in the
Mr Munroe, a partner of the Lock-
hart, Munroe and Co law firm, has in
recent times become a prominent figure
in the Bahamian and international press
- most notably for representing the
deceased US celebrity Anna Nicole
Smith and her partner Howard K Stern.
He is currently also one of the lawyers
representing the PLP in its election court
Contender Brian Simms, a partner
with the Lennox Paton law firm, is a
SEE page 11

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* PICTURED are (1-r) Gordon Wilde, financial controller,
Bahamas Realty; Mark Roberts, Tile King and FYP Ltd.
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manager, Bahamas Realty. Mark Roberts is the son of Larry
Roberts of Bahamas Realty.

ny administered by Bahamas
Realty this week donated
$20,500 to purchase a dialysis
machine for the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.
"When I suggested the
donation to the directors of
the charitable company,

including some of the part-
ners of Bahamas Realty, they
agreed wholeheartedly to
support this admirable
effort," said Gordon Wilder,
financial controller of
Bahamas Realty.
SEE page 10

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* ANTONIOUS Roberts (third from left) with two of the 21 prints which will be part of the
exhibition. Fifty per cent of the proceed from prints sold will go to the Aids Foundation of the
Bahamas. Also pictured (left to right): Gingha Stuart, treasurer;, Camille Barnett, president of the
Aids Foundation; Wellington Adderley, administrator of the Aids Foundation.
(Photo: Jonae Reckley)

Exhibition puts

focus on AIDS

OVER the past two decades
HIV/AIDS has wreaked havoc
on Bahamian families, as vic-
tims of the disease have been
reluctant to share their status
with others for fear of discrimi-
In partnership with the AIDS
Foundation, Antonius Roberts,
one of the premier artists in the
Bahamas, has set about trying'
break this stigma and lift the
veil of silence surrounding the
He has made the lives of HIV
positive persons the subject of
his new exhibition, entitled,
"Emerging through the Shad-
ows... A Celebration of Hope".
Mr Roberts said that as a
Bahamian artist, he would like
to chaliqige other artists to get
involve.q'in using their talents
to makq significant statements
about HIV/AIDS.

Because Bahamians who are
HIV positive usually experience
ostracism, rejection, discrimi-
nation and avoidance, Roberts
is seeking to give them a voice
through his art.


Camille Barnett, president of
the AIDS Foundation, said that
the time has come for our soci-
ety to allow "our brothers and
sisters to emerge from the shad-
ows of stigma and discrimina-
The official unveiling of the
exhibition will be held on July 2
at the Central Bank of the
Bahamas between the hours of
6 and 9pm.
The show is made up of 21
silhouettes of persons living
with HIV/AIDS in. the.
"These are powerfully

important bodies of artwork
that we hope will put a face on
HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas
without compromising the pri-
vacy of the models by putting
the actual face in the public are-
na," said Ms Barnett.
This event is the first of a
three part series conceived by
Mr Roberts. With 50 per cent of
the sales being donated to the
foundation, serious art collec-
tors are encouraged to view
Roberts' most recent paintings
with a view to purchasing one of
them and thereby making a
contribution to fight against
With the majority of art work
priced at $10,000, and with a
goal of over $100,000, this fund
raising event will help in the
process of purchasing a house
for use as a group home for
boys, and in the near future pro-
vide scholarships for those in

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Man charged
with burglary
and firearm
Mile Rock man was
arraigned in Freeport Magis-
trate's Court in connection
with a shooting and burglary
incident last week at Free-
town in East Grand Bahama.
Hensley Sands, 24, of Jones
Town, was charged with bur-
glary, attempted armed rob-
bery, and possession of
firearm and ammunition.
The prosecution alleged
that between 10pm on Thurs-
day, June 21, and 2am on
June 22, at Freetown, the
accused, being concerned
with another and while
armed with a .45 semi-auto-
matic pistol loaded with five
rounds of ammunition, broke
and entered the home of
Lesco Pennerman, with
intent to rob Mr Pennerman.
Sands, who was not repre-
sented by a lawyer, was not
required to enter a plea to
the charges.
The matter was adjourned
to August 28 when a prelim-
inary inquiry will be held.
Sands was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison.

Man faces
charge of

ANTHONY Rolle, 22, of
Hampshire Drive, South
Bahamia, was charged with
possession of dangerous
drugs in Magistrate's Court
on Friday.
Rolle appeared before Act-
ing Deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones.
It is alleged that police dis-
covered a small quantity mar-
ijuana inside a gold-coloured
truck driven by the accused.
Rolle pleaded not guilty to
the charge and the case was
adjourned to the April 30,
Attorney Brian Hanna rep-
resented Rolle, who was
released on $2,000 bail.

GBHRA: rights must be defended

BAHAMIANS should fight
to protect their human rights
and fundamental freedoms said
Fred Smith, president of the
Grand Bahama Human Rights
He was responding to an arti-
cle quoting statements by Pastor
Rex Major, published in The
Tribune yesterday. Criticising
the "soft attitude" that he
believes liberal thinking creates,
Pastor Major called for the
police to institute random
searches of citizens as part of
the fight against crime.
To those who would cry out
that the rights of Bahamians
were being stepped on by law
enforcement officers, Pastor
Major replied: "Keep your free-
doms and your rights and let
that be the avenue by which
your whole life is taken."
While the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association has
previously worked closely with
the pastor, they believe his sug-
gestion.that compromising
human rights and fundamental

* FRED Smith

freedoms in order to fight crime
is unacceptable, Mr Smith said.
He pointed out that chapter
three of the constitution was
put in place to protect individ-
uals from the abuse of human
The government has also
signed two international decla-
rations of human rights which
aim at allowing the country to
balance rights, duties, and oblig-
ations in society.
If its citizens relinquish their
rights for any reason, including

Fred Smith speaks out after comments

on 'soft attitude' made by pastor

fighting crime, the country
would be heading down a "slip-
pery slope" ending in the possi-
ble loss of all rights, Mr Smith
"Historically the church, in
particular the Catholic Church,
has been a staunch supporter
of human rights throughout the
world. In the Bahamas, our
association is alarmed that
many pastors and reverends
from many denominations have
disregarded human rights in
pursuit of extreme punishment
and expedience from the gov-
ernment," he said.
This approach creates disad-
vantages for accused persons,
as it becomes harder for them
to receive a fair trial, he said.
It is not the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office's job to persecute
the accused, but rather to pros-

ecute them, and attitudes to the
contrary are contributing to the
"near state of collapse" the
criminal judicial system in the
Bahamas is facing, according to
Mr Smith.
These concerns are especially
important and harder to address
as neither the PLP nor the FNM
seem willing fulfill a decades
old promise to establish a legal
aid system to provide accused
persons with proper represen-
tation, he added.
Unfortunately, Mr Smith
said, he believes that people are
more focused on convictions
than on allowing others to
receive fair trials.
Mariy of these same people
continue to promote punish-
ments such as flogging and
whipping, as well as the death

Mr Smith said his association
condemns all of these penalties,
emphasising that the Bahamas
is one of the few countries
remaining that still uses them.
Mr Smith also commented on
the statements made by Pastor
Rex against homosexual rela-
"Our association also takes
issue with the ministers that
promote the amendment to the
constitution that would disal-
low same-sex marriages," he
The association believes that
sexual rights are a human right
and should be protected under
the constitution. Mr Smith also
emphasised that the sexual ori-
entation of parliamentarians,
priests, and pastors should
remain a private, not a public

New Canada to Nassau airline routes announced

WESTJET Airlines yester-
day announced the introduction
of new seasonal non-stop ser-
vice from two major Canadian
cities to Nassau.
Flights from Calgary, Alberta
will begin on November 5, with
twice weekly departures on
Monday and Fridays.
The airline also announced
new seasonal services from Hal-
ifax, Nova Scotia, which is to
commence February 15, 2008,
with weekly flights on Fridays.
Calgary-based WestJet Air-
lines first launched services to
the Bahamas on November 5,
2006 with the inaugural of its
Toronto to Nassau flights a
route that the growing airline
said has proven quite success-
With a population of over 1.1
million, Calgary is quickly
becoming Canada's fastest
growing city. Located in the
province of Alberta the oil
and natural gas capital of Cana-
da, Calgary is home to some of
Canada's most wealthy citizens.

Many Bahamians would be
familiar with the city of Hali-
fax and its surrounding regions
in Nova Scotia as it is the place
where many Bahamian students
matriculate annually to attend
renowned colleges and univer-
National director for the
Bahamas Tourist Office in
Canada, Paul Strachan, stated
that "These two new flights pro-
vide easier access to the islands
of the Bahamas from two new
Canadian markets, Halifax in
the east and Calgary in the west.
This allows us to effectively
market our destination to con-
sumers across the entire length
and breadth of Canada."
He further noted that the new
flights are a direct result of
negotiations with WestJet Air-
lines and the tourist office's
marketing and public relations
efforts in western Canada.
"We are excited about these
new flights and the potential for
growth they represent. The Cal-
gary flight will provide conve-

nient connections for travellers
from Vancouver and Edmon-
ton and the Halifax flight will
open up routes in Canada's
Atlantic provinces to the islands
of the Bahamas. In addition, the
airline's tour division, WestJet
Vacations, will introduce vaca-
tion packages to the Bahamas
Out Islands in conjunction with
their Nassau flights, exposing
Canadians to the diversity of
our destination.
"We expect to see tremen-
dous growth in visitor arrivals
from Canada to the islands of
the Bahamas," said Mr Stra-
WestJet is Canada's leading
low-fare airline offering sched-
uled service throughout its 38-
city North American and
Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most
admired corporate culture in
2005 and 2006, WestJet oper-
ates a fleet of Boeing Next Gen-
eration 737 aircraft with all
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THERE ARE drawbacks to Tony Blair's
appointment as special envoy of the so-called
Quartet the United States, the European
Union, the United Nations, and Russia that is
supposed to oversee implementation of the
unrealized road map for an Israeli-Palestinian
peace pact. But there is no denying that Blair
has long recognized the necessity of negotiating
a just and durable two-state resolution to a
conflict that can otherwise be exploited by
regional dictatorships and jihadists alike. More-
over. Blair's tenacity and shrewdness in shep-
he'rding Northern Ireland's Unionists and
Republicans into a peaceful resolution of their
historic enmity suggests he has the requisite
peacemaking skills.
To be successful in his new role, Blair will
have to overcome not only his association with
President Bush's blunders in Iraq, but also the
unforgiving memories of British colonialism
that persist among both Palestinians and
Israelis. Blair also will be constrained by his
narrow mandate to help the government of
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas obtain
international support, build stable governing
institutions, establish the rule of law, and pro-
mote economic development.
Blair's mandate does not include a mediating
role in negotiations between Palestinians and
Israelis. For now, any such mediator's respon-

FOR MOST of the 400 prisoners at Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba, the only chance to chal-
lenge their confinement as enemy combatants
comes at their Combatant Status Review Tri-
bunals. No one in the Bush administration ever
claimed these proceedings were full-blown tri-
als in which the prisoners would have the ben-
efit of an attorney. But it was not until last
week that a military insider revealed just what
a travesty of justice the tribunals actually are.
The disclosures of Army Reserve Lieutenant
Colonel Stephen E. Abraham are more reason
to close Guantanamo, move the prisoners to
mainland US prisons, and try those suspected of
war crimes in federal courts or courts martial.
Under pressure from Defence Secretary Robert
Gates, the administration is at least moving
closer to shuttering the detention centre. Mean-
while, Republican presidential candidate Mitt
Romney is trying to burnish his anti-terror
image by saying in last month's debate: "My
view is we ought to double Guantanamo."
The attorneys who have worked with Guan-
tanamo prisoners but have not been allowed
to represent them in the tribunals have long
said the hearings were kangaroo courts. The
tribunals are important because they offered a
chance for prisoners to claim they were detained
by mistake in Afghanistan or Pakistan, where
US officials paid as much as $5,000 in bounties
for individuals taken into custody.
In an affidavit in a federal appeals case, Abra-
ham charged that evidence against prisoners


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for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
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sibility is reserved for Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice. Were there to be genuine, con-
flict-ending negotiations, a team of full-time
mediators with intimate knowledge of the issues
would be needed. There are several Ameri-
cans with the right background, among them
former secretary of state James Baker, former
senator George Mitchell, and Mideast special-
ists such as Dennis Ross and Rob Malley, who
had key roles in the Camp David negotiations.
For the moment, the leaders of Saudi Ara-
bia, Egypt, and Jordan are taking the lead in
peacemaking diplomacy, not the Bush admin-
istration. They are appalled at the Hamas
coup in Gaza. They see the hand of Iran at
work there, as in Lebanon. They fear that the
Islamist tide threatens their regimes. They
believe that dividing the Palestinians in Gaza
from those on the West Bank can only be a
formula for perpetuating Israel's occupation
and prolonging a conflict that weakens them
in their looming confrontation with Iran.
Those Arab leaders understand that Hamas
and its Iranian backers are in the ascendancy
because Israel and the United States did not
move toward genuine end-of-conflict negotia-
tions with Abbas. They fear that if a two-state
solution is not reached soon, the jihadists of
Al Qaeda may soon be loosed in their neigh-

was often generalized and did not allege specific
acts. He also charged military commanders with
putting pressure on the officers serving on the
Despite the Defence Department's effort to
answer Abraham's criticism by stating that he
had "limited experience" with the tribunals and
that they were "fair, rigorous, and robust,"
Abraham had a sound basis for his observa-
tions. He was both a member of a tribunal and
served as a liaison between the office conduct-
ing the tribunals and intelligence agencies with
access to information about the prisoners.
In that capacity, he reviewed intelligence data
to see if there was any information favourable to
the prisoners. He said that when he asked the
intelligence agencies to state in writing that
there was no undisclosed evidence that would
benefit the prisoners, "the requests were sum-
marily denied."
Before Romney repeats his "double Guan-
tanamo" suggestion, he might check with Gates,
who became defence secretary long after the
centre was established. Gates has said any trials
of suspects should take place elsewhere, because
"no matter how transparent, how open the tri-
als, if they took place in Guantanamo ... they
would lack credibility." The combatant status
review tribunals lack transparency, openness,
and fairness.
(* These articles are from The New York
Times -02007)

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

EDITOR, The Tribune
I HAVE resisted writing on
developments in the Bahamas
since the recent elections in the
hope that things would settle
down and both major political
parties would get on with the
jobs they were elected to do,
i.e. FNM to govern and PLP to
provide a viable opposition.
My fear is that within the PLP
resides such deep-seated disap-
pointment with the electorate
and hunger for power that they
have decided to spend all of the
their energies causing disrup-
tion to our political processes. It
is my humble opinion that yet
again the PLP is making a huge
mistake. They will not be
rewarded by the Bahamian peo-
ple for supporting disobedient
behaviour as this will further
embolden the criminal element
that currently undermines our
I and many who I come into
contact with would much prefer
a PLP that gets on with the job
of opposition party which they
have been called upon to do
and expend their efforts on
keeping the government on
track so that the best deals and
programmes are put in place to
correct the ills of our country
and to further enhance our
economy. No one is interested
in spending the next several
years embroiled in political
trickery and election courts.

There is too much to be done in
our society to waste more time.
We had enough of that during
the Christie administration.
It is my belief that the PLP's
time would be better spent
reflecting on its approach to
governance and to devise a plan
that discusses and agrees a man-
agement style should they be
given the privilege to govern
the Bahamas again. I fear that
this is a tall order for the "spe-
cial interest" group of the PLP
who are probably fearful that
details of their bloated contracts
are now subject to scrutiny by
the Ingraham government.
They also see "easy street" at
the expense of all of us coming
to a screeching halt.
I wish that Christie and Not-
tage would follow the lead of
Senator Gibson and accept that
the PLP is in opposition and
prepare themselves to serve in
that capacity. Fred Mitchell also
seems to have accepted this
reality. The Bahamian people
have spoken and the voice of
the people is the voice of God.
No matter the spin the PLP puts
on the recent elections, there
exists a sufficient number of
Bahamians who decided and
showed by their votes that they

would prefer Ingraham at the .'
helm of the Bahamian govern-
ment at this time in our devel- '
opment. Prime Minister Ingra- '"
ham should be allowed to gov- "
ern in a peaceful manner and
to execute his responsibilities. '
He too will be held accountable -'
for his actions at the appropri- '
ate time.
I concur with Archbishop ',
Gomez's admonition for the '"
politicians to move on and -
spare the country from politics
as usual and, in my view, much
embarrassment. I also admon-
ish Prime Minister Ingraham
to carry out his duties with a
keen eye on building institu-
tions, respect for individual \
rights and fundamental princi-
ples which have held our coun-
try together. *
Meanwhile, I must emphasise .,
that the PLP should not attempt -'
to hold our country hostage by -
promoting and funding radical *
behaviour. Bahamians are too
astute to fall for such trickery. *'
I truly hope someone within
the PLP listens to this cry of the
Bahamian people. We have
always been able and will con-
tinue to see through the noise in -
the market. We will continue
to watch both political parties
and pray.

May 29, 2007

Stop spoiling our environment

EDITOR, The Tribune
THIS letter is in reference to
two letters printed in the Tri-
bune.,in June 16, 2007 signed
CY Noff and Ken Chaplin.
Thank you to these two per-
sons, they have expressed my
thoughts exactly. The first
refers to signs popping up all
over the island for advertis-
ing purposes. I was led to
believe this is against the law,

if this is so please let it be
known on the radio, newspa-
per and TV (everyday) until
people get it, ignorance is not
bliss, it's a mess. The public
needs to be informed, for
every illegal sign hung 20-50-
100 more seem to materialise,
when will it stop?
Next the letter from Mr
Chaplin, what will the Bahamas
look like in 10-20-30 years, a
concrete jungle with tall build-

ings and signs everywhere, not a
pretty picture is it. The time to
do something is now. Please
stick to Bahamian architecture
and what is inducive to our ',
island way of life in all our ,
islands. And stop this sign epi-
demic. Thank you for letting me '
June, 2007

A very dull view of Bay Street

EDITOR, The Tribune
AFTER reading the editorial
in yesterday's paper (May 4) in
reference to the straw market
I pose this question.
After the plywood fencing
was put around the area some-
one had the idea to have a
group of art students paint a
series of very decorative murals.
I was so pleased to see that, as I


can recall seeing a similar mur-
al so decoratively painted on
the plywood in front of the
'Louvre' in Paris during my vis-
it there in 1986. It was the time
that the IM Pei glass design was
being constructed.
I thought it certainly was
something nice for the tourists
to view rather than the plain

plywood. -
My question is... who decided
to now have all that artwork
painted over with just plain
white paint. What a completely
boring view for the tourists now!
May 5, 2007

EDITOR, The Tribune
Please publish this open let-
ter to former ZNS talk show
host, Steve McKinney.
Dear Mr McKinney.
I supported the PLP party for
many years, but I am really dis-
appointed you were allowed to
conduct a show during the elec-
tion which actually worked
against the PLP.
You did your best to divide
the people with your racial
statements. You continually
made statements against Brent
Symonette. It did not work.
Your statements against the

Sunday, July 1st, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral
George Street

new Prime Minister did not ,
In my opinion you were ',
biased. You have actually ,
smeared ZNS with your propa-
Were you promised an exec- 4
utive position at ZNS, wake up
Steve the racial card does not
work in the country any longer.
I hope you have been taught a
lesson. A disappointed Bahami-
an in what I consider your
unprofessional performance. *
May 10, 2007


Aaron Copland's
"In the Beginning"

The Men and Boys
Choir of
Christ Church Cathedral

Nakita Wells,
Guest Soloist

Archulid SInm,

TICKETS $15.00

Time for their

PLP to get

over defeat

Tony Blair's Mideast mission

Why Guantanamo is unjust

My disappointment with

Steve McKinney's bias

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 23RD day of JUNE, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

... And God Created the Earth







0 In brief



office wins


THE Pan American Health
Organisation/World Health
Organisation Bahamas office
has been awarded an Out-
standing Team award for the
year 2006.
The main criteria for selec-
tion included commitment and
contribution towards the mis-
sion and goals of the organisa-
tion and the use of innovative
and creative approaches in the
execution of the organisation's
programme through observable
teamwork, dedication to duty
and 'esprit de corps'.
The award was presented at
the 2007 annual staff awards
ceremony on Friday June 22 at
PAHO Headquarters in Wash-
ington DC.
Services officer Samuel Mac-
intosh attended the ceremony
to receive the award on behalf
of the Bahamas office.




against US


THE United States should
face commercial sanctions
worth more than US$3.4 billion
each year for its failure to com-
ply with a World Trade Orga-
nization ruling that its internet
gambling restrictions are ille-
gal, the Caribbean nation of
Antigua and Barbuda says,
according to Associated Press.
In its WTO compensation
request, Antigua is askihg the
trade body for authorization to
target American trademarks
and copyrights if the US refuses
to change its legislation.
WTO officials said they had
received Antigua's request but
were unable to provide details
on its contents.. -..
Antiguai said the sanctions
wotrkt come into effect "short'-
ly," Unless the United States
requests a WTO arbitration
panel on the level and scope of
the sanctions.
"While we realise this is a sig-
nificant step for Antigua and
Barbuda to take, we feel we
have no other choice in the mat-
ter," Antigua's Finance Minister
Errol Cort said in a statement.
Gretchen Hamel, spokes-
woman for the US Trade Rep-
resentative in Washington, said,
"We will continue to work with
A':tigua and Barbuda to try to
find a mutually satisfactory res-
olution to this dispute."
Antigua argues that before
the ban was introduced, online
gambling provided income for
hundreds of its citizens and
helped end its reliance on
tourism, which was hurt by a
series of hurricanes in the late

Guyana rice



legal action

GUYANESE rice producers
are threatening legal action
against two Caribbean island
neighbors that buy subsidized
rice from other regions without
levying import taxes, an agri-
culture official has said, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Montserrat, a British
Caribbean territory, and St Vin-
cent and the Grenadines regu-
larly buy rice from several Asian
nations and the United States
without levying mandatory
import taxes, according to Agri-
culture Minister Robert Persaud.
Persaud said Guyana, which
is the region's largest rice pro-
ducer, instructed the South
American nation's rice export
board to take their trade dispute
to the Trinidad-based Caribbean
Court of Justice, the highest judi-

cial body for much of the region.
Agriculture officials in
Montserrat and St Vincent did
not immediately return calls for
Rice is Guyana's third largest
export earner after sugar and
FertilSiz i ci[ de

Tp ial, xein' p

Pair arraigned on charge of

possessing 3001b of drugs


TWO men charged in con-
nection with the seizure of
weapons and more than 300
pounds of drugs on Grand
Bahama were arraigned in
Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Larry McIntosh, 32, of East
Atlantic Drive and Drake
Avenue, and Devin Garland,
30, of Melbourne Crescent,
were arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at court
eight in Bank Lane.
They were charged with
numerous counts of firearm
possession as well as several
counts of cocaine and mari-
juana possession.
McIntosh was represented
by attorney Wilbert Moss and
Garland was represented by
Carlson Shurland from
Both men have been
charged with being concerned
together and conspiring with
others to possess a quantity of
marijuana and cocaine
between Wednesday June 6

and Sunday June 17.
The men have also been
charged with being found in
possession of the drugs on
Sunday June 17 while at
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
According to the prosecu-
tion, 230 pounds of cocaine
with an estimated street value
of $2 million and 72 pounds
of marijuana, estimated to
have a street value of $100,000
was seized.
McIntosh and Garland were
also arraigned on 24 weapons
charges related to their
alleged possession of numer-
ous handguns, rifles, shotguns,
ammunition and silencers.
Both men pleaded not guilty
to all of the drugs and weapons
charges against them. Prose-
cutors indicated that they
intend to have the drugs and
weapons cases tried together.
The men were remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison yester-
day. The matter has been
adjourned to July 9, when a
bail hearing is scheduled to
take place.

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personal information il t

made in Grand Bahama

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Plans for the
34th annual Bahamas Inde-
pendence Celebrations on
Grand Bahama were officially
unveiled on Thursday at the
Prime Minister's Office in
Senator Kay Smith, parlia-
mentary secretary in the prime
minister's office, announced
that activities for this year's
celebration, include an ecu-
menical church service, a cul-
tural show, a flag-raising cere-
mony and a fireworks display.
This year's celebration will
be held under the theme,
"Tribute to our Forbearers".
All events will take place at
the Independence Park on
Coral Road.
Mrs Smith said that there
will be only one celebration
on the island, and invited res-
idents from throughout Grand
Bahama to attend the activi-
ties and festivities in Freeport.
The ecumenical service will
be held on July 8 at the Com-
munity at Heart Church of God
of Prophecy on Coral Road.
On July 9, a cultural show
will be held at Independence
Park at 9pm, followed by fire-
works at midnight on July 10.
"I know it has been a very
difficulty time in Grand

Bahama for many residents,
but we have put together very
exciting event and we antici-
pate a great crowd in support
of 34th celebrations," said Mrs
Canard Bethel, undersecre-
tary at the prime minister's
office, said entertainment will
be provided by Bahamian
artists out of New Providence,
such as KB, as well as local
artists and the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Band.
He also said that there will
be a junkanoo rush-out and a
"spectacular" fireworks dis-
play, which are always a huge
hit with the crowd.
Mr Bethel said residents can
get t-shirts from any printing
company as a general design
has been distributed to all on
the island.
Island administrator Rufus
Johnson said activities are also
planned for west Grand
Bahama, including a church
service and small cultural
However, he encouraged
persons in those areas to make
an effort to attend the cele-
brations in Freeport.
Gloria Bain, administrator
for East End, said that an ecu-
menical service and flag rais-
ing will be held on July 10, as
will the annual High Rock
School fair.

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US Embassy issues warning over

fake letter from IRS in Caribbean

* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr disclosing their financial data. In addition to the letter, the
Chief Reporter In another case, abusive tax fax also contains an altered copy
preparers used clients' Social of a W-8BEN form which asks
THE US embassy yesterday Security numbers and other for personal information,
warned Americans living in the information to file false tax including mother's maiden
Bahamas of a scam now spread- returns without the clients' name and bank account PIN
ing throughout the Caribbean knowledge. numbers.
involving a fake Internal Rev- Sometimes fraudsters pose as The embassy said that it is
enue Service fax asking for tax- the IRS itself. not the practice of the IRS to
payer information. Last year, the IRS shut down request this type of information
It noted that identity thieves a scheme in which perpetrators via fax.
use stolen personal data to used e-mail to announce to tax- The IRS warned that care
access financial accounts, run payers that they were "under should always be taken when
up charges on credit cards and audit" and could set matters disclosing personal information.
apply for loans, right by divulging sensitive If Americans living in the
The IRS is aware of sever- financial information on an offi- Bahamas have any doubt
al identity theft scams target- cial-looking website. whether a contact from the IRS
ting taxpayers. In one case, It should be noted, the is authentic, they should call 1-
fraudsters sent bank cus- embassy said, that the IRS does 800-829-1040 or the IRS
tomers fictitious correspon- not us'e '-malbr fax to'coiiiact attache' in Bridgetown, Barba-
dence and IRS forms in an taxp.i\or: cWc earning issues, dos, Cheryl Kast at 246-436-
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Clinical students

at UWI graduate

MINISTER of Health and
STY m i STINfDIES C~iNICAI PSocial Development Dr Hubert
SiNDiE CAt I Aumt Minnis challenged the graduat-
'-. .'-.' : ;..... .... -ing class of the University of
... ....... o~ the West Indies' clinical pro-
gramme in the Bahamas to play
major roles in reshaping the
country's healthcare delivery
system while helping to improve
the health of Bahamians.
Dr Minnis also urged the
graduates to use the "critical
thinking skills" they have devel-
oped to help find the answers to
some of the health challenges
that "plague our communities."
Twenty-two of the 25 gradu-
ates are Bahamians, led by Dr
Kristine Parker, who earned the
distinction as the 'most out-
standing student of the class of
Dr Parker also won awards
for being the 'most outstanding
student' in final MBBS exami-
nations, surgery and public
health/family medicine.

N MINISTER of Health and
Social Development Dr
Hubert Minnis congratulates
Dr Kristine Parker for being
named the most outstanding
I student of the class of 2007

* DR Hubert Minnis addresses the graduates

Dr Minnis said there are a
number of challenges facing the
healthcare system in the
Bahamas, the region and the
He said the possibility of a
human pandemic, HIV/AIDS
and other sexually transmitted
diseases, as well as the re-emer-
gence of Tuberculosis "all con-
cern us in the region and the
"The alarming increase of
chronic non-communicable dis-
eases (CNCDs) in our popula-
tion is a primary concern.
"In 2003, illnesses such as
hypertension, diabetes, coro-
nary heart disease, stroke,
chronic respiratory diseases and

cancers, have contributed to
57.5 per cent of all deaths,
according to a 2005 CNCD
Prevalence and Risk Factor
"My challenge to you then,
graduates, is what role will you
play in reshaping our health-
care delivery system and
improving the health status of
our people," he said.
Dr Minnis urged the young
doctors to choose a career path
which improves general health,
the health delivery system and
the productivity level in the
"I also remind you of the
need to become practitioners
and researchers. Do not be sat-

isfied with merely practicing the
craft for which you have been
"Use the critical thinking
skills that you have developed
to help us find the answers to
some of the health challenges
that plague our communities,"
he said.
The induction ceremony and
graduation for the class of 2007
of the UWI Clinical Pro-
gramme, Bahamas, was held
during the programme's tenth
anniversary celebrations.
The Clinical Programme in
the Bahamas, which is affiliated
with the Faculty of Medical Sci-
ences, St Augustine Campus,
was launched in 1997.

Bahamas Culinary Association honours chef

Grounded In The Past & Geared To the Future

Worship Time: 11am & 7pm

Sunday School: 9:45amn

Prayer Time: 6:30pnt

Place: The Madeira Shopping

Pastor Knowles can be heard
each Sunday morning on
Joy 101:9 at 8:30a.m Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

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

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
mSSm Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
m-m SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2007
11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey/HC
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart/HC
Bernard Road
11:00AM Mr. Charles Moss/HC
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting/HC
7:00PM Rev. Charles Sweeting
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Bill Owens/HC
7:00PM Rev. Bill Owens
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James NeillyHC
8:00AM Connections Rev. Phillip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs/HC
11:00AM Rev. William Higgs
7:00PM No Service
./ ********************************************************************t
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Carlos A. Thompson
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Carlos A. Thompson

The BCMC is pleased to announce the publication of a book containing
short studies highlighting the beliefs and practices of the Methodist
Church. Copies are available through the Confernce Office: 1-9
copies, $8.00 per book. Order of 10 or more copies $6.00 per book
Nassau Regional Women's Fellowship meeting will be held a Ebenezer
Methodist Church on Monday, July 2,2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Crant's 0oton Wcilep )cttlobiot Qjurd)
(Balou Hil Rd R Chapel Stre)P. PO.Box CB-13M.1
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley org)
7:00 am. Bro. Jamicko Forde/Tezel Anderson
11:00 a.m. Kenris Carey/Rev. Carla Culmer
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Board of Lay Ministry, Worship & Training

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Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama chef with 40 years
experience in the culinary
industry was honoured as a
"culinary legend" by the
Bahamas Culinary Association
in New Providence.
Bernard Dawkins was among
eight veteran chefs in the
Bahamas who received the
Culinary Legend Award for
their significant contributions
to the industry.
The other legends were:
George Fowler, Charles Smith,
Lothar Heinz, Bobby Briggs,
Edwin Johnson, Roland Boulet,
Lorenzo Woodside and
Devaine Maycock.
Mr Dawkins, who lives in
Freeport, was an executive chef
at the BTVI College of the
Bahamas Freeport campus for
several years. He is one of the
founding members of the
Bahamas Culinary Association.
Mr Dawkins obtained an
associate degree in Culinary
Arts at the Culinary Institute
of America in Hyde Park, New

* BERNARD Dawkins

He is a former entrepreneur
of The Bake Shop deli and
catering service.
He also taught as an instruc-
tor at the Bahamas Hotel Train-
ing College for 10 years. He
received his culinary experience
in Nassau as a chef at the

11:30 a.m.Speaker:
Pastor Lyall Bethel of Grace Community Church
7:00 p.m. Speaker:
U.M.D. Rally
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7*00 p.m.
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 1000 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)


"Sunday School: 10am
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

Pastor:H. Mills

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

Worship Time: lla.m. & 7p.m.
Prayer Time: 10:15a.m. to 10:45a.m.
Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twvinam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

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


Ambassador Beach Hotel, the
Holiday Inn Hotel, and as an
apprentice at the Lyford Cay
. He was also employed as a
chef at the Potlatch Club and
Winding Bay Club in Eleuthera.
Mr Dawkins said that the
culinary profession has been
very rewarding for him.
He said that through his
career he has travelled the
world, seen countries in North
and South America, Asia and
the Caribbean, as well as sev-
eral islands in the Bahamas.
The culinary industry has sig-
nificantly evolvedover past
years in the Bahamas. It has
become one of the major indus-
tries that many young Bahami-
ans are being drawn to.
Recalling how he started out,
Mr Dawkins said he was not
encouraged to join the profes-
sion because it was not consid-
ered a profession for "real
"It was considered a profes-

sion for women, and men of the
gay persuasion," he said.
"Things are different now, and
we see more men here in the
Bahamas enrolling in culinary
"I would love to see our
(Bahamian) cuisine being men-
tioned on the same scale as
Japanese, Chinese, and Ger-
man, and we are slowly getting
Mr Dawkins, who closed his
business due to the slow
Freeport economy, now runs a
small snack shop at COB in
Students are often seen dash-
ing to the shop for his sought
after conch fritters and hot
baked pastries.
"Running a major business in
Freeport is very costly and these
past few years have been
extremely difficult," Mr
Dawkins said.
But he is not deterred and
says that he plans to re-open his
business someday.



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strike forces
closure of
: Port-au-Prince
A TWO-WEEK strike by
janitors and support staff has
,forced Haiti's largest hospital
'to turn away patients, officials
said Thursday, according to
* Associated Press.
Doctors and nurses are not
taking part in the protest but
say garbage piling up inside
Port-au-Prince's General Hos-
pital has made it impossible to
-practise medicine.
c "We can't even use the oper-
ating room due to the garbage
.and unhealthy conditions," said
Lone doctor, Dezard Ulick.
c Only homeless patients with
.nowhere else to go are staying
at the hospital.
The striking employees are
demanding four weeks' worth
7of unpaid wages, ambulances
-and the rehiring of colleagues
iwho recently lost their jobs.
,They say hospital and govern-
ment officials have not met with
,them about their concerns.
r Workers held a similar
-protest last year, at one point
removing the corpses of 11
infants from the morgue and
laying them out in a courtyard
to pressure the government for
'back wages.
Haiti's cash-strapped govern-
ment, still reeling from a 2004
rebellion that toppled former
President Jean-Bertrand Aris-
tide, has struggled to pay thou-
sands of public employees,
,many of whom have gone
months without a salary.

over killing
of official

ST Lucian detectives ques-
-tioned four teenagers Thursday
tia the fatal stabbing of a senior
government official, according
to Associated Press.
j The four unidentified teens
'were suspected of involvement
in the killing of Marcia Philbert-
Jules, the southern Caribbean
island's permanent secretary in
,the Ministry of Planning, police
,said in a statement.
Philbert-Jules was found
naked in her bathroom with
multiple stab wounds, and died
F Monday shortly after being tak-
en to a hospital. Police have not
charged anyone with her mur-
der, the 15th this year in the
former British and French ter-
s, Home to some 168,000 inhab-
itants, St Lucia had a record 43
murders last year, up from 37
in each of the two previous
o, At a prayer vigil Wednesday,
islanders memorialised Philbert-
Jules and called for an end to
the violence, which police say
is largely due to drug trafficking.

'Army officer
faces trial

over missing

f AN army officer has gone on
trial for alleged involvement in
last year's disappearance of
more than 30 military rifles and
five pistols from an arms depot,
the Guyana Defence Force said
Thursday, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Lt Col Tony Ross, whose
court martial began Tuesday,
was in charge of the storage
facility at army headquarters
when the weapons went miss-
ing, the military said.
Police have recovered only
14 rifles, including some linked
I to bank robberies and other
crimes. The government has
withheld promotions among the
army's leadership to press for
more to be recovered.
Warrant officer John Peters,
who held the keys to the depot,
was convicted last week of prej-
udicial conduct of a soldier fol-
lowing a two-month court mar-
tial. He was demoted and sen-
tenced to one year in prison.

Violent crime 'may threaten tourism'

THE rise of violent crime in
the region has the potential to
threaten the tourism product
of many countries, according
to Tourism Minister Neko
Mr Grant told participants
of the special committee on
sustainable tourism of the
Association of Caribbean
States in Trinidad on Thurs-
day, that regional partnerships
and strategies are needed to
reduce this growing threat.
"The establishment of a
regional tourism safety and secu-
rity network programme is fun-
damental to the sustainability
of tourism in the greater
Caribbean. No region, or desti-
nation within a region, can sus-
tain a vibrant tourism industry in
the face of rising crime," he said.
"As a matter of fact,
research has shown that visi-
tors consider the safety of a
destination as a major priority
when selecting their vacation
destination. Visitor safety is as


.. ."-l

* ACTING secretary general of Association of Caribbean
States (ACS) and director of transport and natural disasters
Luis Carpio chats with Minister of Tourism and Aviation Neko
Grant during the Trinidad and Tobago meeting.

important to the success of the
tourism industry, as profes-
sional hospitality, diverse
attractions and a pristine envi-
ronment," he added.
Mr Grant, who served as the

the agreement, had ever for-
mally signed a commitment to
protect the interest of their nat-
ural, economic and socio-cul-
tural resources by establishing a
sustainable tourism zone.
"The member states recog-
nised the very important fact
that while tourism is the catalyst
fueling economic development
inclusive of job creation, for-
eign exchange earnings and
poverty alleviation, it is also the
industry with the greatest
potential to destroy the same
resources it relies on for eco-
nomic growth," he said.
The minister also announced

that the Bahamas is ready to
begin the ratification of the con-
vention on sustainable tourism,
which aims to ensure that des-
tinations can attract visitors, but
at the same time, do so in a way
that would not harm the physi-
cal environment or the commu-
nities that surround them.
Mr Grant also emphasised that
the establishment of foreign lan-
guage centres and the delivery
of language training skills to
nationals of ACS member states
is critical in forging a better
understanding between these
diverse cultures as well as an
impetus to promote trade.

chairman of the special com-
mittee, also remarked that the
creation of the sustainable
tourism convention in 2001 is
historic as no other regional
body globally at the time of

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Bahamas host programme
were reminded that the future
of the Bahamian tourism
product rests with the level of
service delivered by all
employees in the industry.
Branville McCartney, Min-
ister of State in the Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation, made
these remarks in an address
to the 200 graduates of the
programme at their com-
mencement ceremony at the
Church of God auditorium
Thursday night.
"The effectiveness of the
Bahamahost programme
depends on how well we are
able to deliver quality service
and exceed visitor expecta-
tions," he said. "Especially
now, in a competitive envi-
ronment of tourism through-
out the Caribbean and the
world, the Bahamahost pro-
gramme is a necessary rite of
passage," he added.
Mr McCartney told the
graduates that in taking per-
sonal responsibility for visitor

experiences through quality
service delivery, graduates will
be able to enhance the repu-
tation of the Bahamas as a
premier vacation destination.
"'They want to know that
whatever their purpose for
coming to the islands of the
Bahamas, be it business or
leisure, they are able to
receive a supreme quality
experience for every vacation
dollar spent on their trip," he
The graduates were told to
imagine themselves in the
position of the visitor, as
employees in the industry
"must help to make major
investments, and the smaller
ones, as worthwhile as they
can possibly be, to encourage
return visitors to the islands
of the Bahamas.
"To be better at exempli-
fying excellence in any service
of tourism, you must have the
desire to excel rooted in your
own pride for yourself anidr6r
your country," he said.
"We will go a long way, as a

people, when we realise that
how we treat ourselves and one
another is a direct reflection of
how we will treat our guests,"
the minister emphasised.
In 1978, the Ministry of
Tourism instituted a Bahama-
host programme throughout the
islands to train Bahamians who
work in the hospitality field.
Managed by the National
Bahamahost Association, the
programme promotes profes-
sionalism, pride, and education
in hospitality fields to ensure a
proper welcome to visitors.
The training familiarises all
participants with correct and
accurate information on the
country's history, geography,
civics, economics, culture, and
environment with special
emphasis being placed on atti-
tudinal training, teamwork and
Some 25,000 people have
graduated from the 29-year-old
programme to date.


Warning by minister Neko Grant

Bahamahost graduates are

urged to focus on service

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THROUGHOUT THE LAND (Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witness for
Christ in the Bahamas"
LORD'S DAY, JULY 1, 2007
Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our
wayward world: draw us into harmony with your will that we may find
all things restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ. WESLEY
9:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Holy Communion)
6:30 p.m. Circuit Missions Service at Rhodes
near Wulff Rd)
7:00 a.m. Bishop Raymond R. Neilly (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Sis. Kelli Jolly
11:00 a.m. Bishop Raymond R. Neilly /
Sis. Patrice Strachan/ Shut-in Service
6:30 p.m. Circuit Mission Service
11:00 a.m. Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas (Holy Communion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr.(Holy Communion)
Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Colin C.L. Newton
6:30 p.m. Circuit Missions Service at Rhodes
8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte (Holy Communion)
5:30 p.m. Friday Children's Club
9:00 a.m. Sunday Circuit Women
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thrift Shop and other
Field) Reception to Primary
PEACE AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN 2007: All Methodists of the
Conference are urged to pray and to fast for Justice to prevail in the
Methodist Cases. The fast begins weekly after the evening meal on
Thursday and ends at noon on Friday. This we proclaim unswervingly:
"My God and My Right."
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns of Inspiration"
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EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited

Consolidated Balance Sheet
As of 31 December 2006
(Amounts expressed in thousands of United States dollars)



Cash and money market papers
Due from banks
Loans and advances to customers
Intangible assets
Other assets


Total Assets

Due to banks
Due to customers
Other liabilities
Total Liabilities

Share capital
Authorized, issued and fully paid:
10,000 shares of US$1,000 each
Accumulated deficit
Total Equity





Steve Mackey

26 June 2007

Ian Cookson

Notes to the Consolidated Balance Sheet
31 December 2006

1. Incorporation and Activities

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited (the Bank) was incorporated under the laws of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on 19 December 2005 and is licensed under the Banks
and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000. The Bank and its subsidiaries (together, the
Group) provide private banking, trust and company administration services. The Bank is a
wholly owned subsidiary of EFG Bank (Parent or EFG), a publicly listed limited liability
company domiciled in Switzerland and based in Zurich. Pursuant to an agreement
between Banco Atlantico (Bahamas) Bank & Trust Limited (Banco Atlantico) and Banco
de Sabadell, S.A. on the one hand and EFG, acting for and on behalf of the Bank, on the
other hand, the Bank agreed to buy the majority of the Private Banking Business (as
defined in the agreement) of Banco Atlantico. The closing date of the agreement was 16.
February 2006, the date the Bank commenced operations.

The registered office of the Bank is at its principal place of business, which is located at
East Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

-The principal- accountifigpolie' applied in the preparation of this consolidated balance
sheet are set out beloW''' :

(a) Basis of presentation

The Group's consolidated balance sheet has been prepared in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The consolidated balance sheet
has been prepared under the historical cost convention. '

The preparation of the balance sheet in accordance with IFRS requires the use of
certain critical accounting estimates. It also requires management to exercise its
judgment in the process of applying the Group's accounting policies. Actual results
could differ from those estimates.

With the exception of the new disclosure requirements of IFRS 7 Financial
Instruments: Disclosures, and amendments to IAS 1 Presentation of Financial
Statements regarding capital disclosures, that become effective 1 January 2007, the
application of new standards and interpretations issued but not yet effective will not
have a material impact on the Group's consolidated balance sheet in the period of
initial application. On adoption, IFRS 7 will supercede IAS 30 and the disclosure
requirements of IAS 32.

(b) Consolidation

Subsidiaries are all entities over which the Group has the power to govern the
financial and operating policies, generally accompanying a shareholding of more
than one half of the voting rights. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date
on which control is transferred to the Group; they are de-consolidated from the date
on which control ceases.

This consolidated balance sheet includes the accounts of the Bank and its wholly
owned subsidiaries, namely, Eradani Ltd., Geminorum Ltd. and Fornacis Ltd., after
elimination of all significant intercompany balances, transactions-and gains. The
subsidiaries are nominee companies domiciled in The Bahamas. The Bank receives
all income and bears all expenses of these entities.

(c) Foreign currency translation

Items included in the balance sheet of each of the Group's entities are measured
using the currency-of the primary economic environment in which the entity
operates (the functional currency). The consolidated balance sheet is presented in
United States dollars, which is the Bank's functional and presentation currency.

Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into
the functional currency using the rate of exchange prevailing at the balance sheet
date. Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional currency using
exchange rates prevailing at the dates of the transactions.

(d) Loans and advances to customers

Loans and advances to customers are classified as loans and receivables, which are
non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments, which are not
quoted on an active market. All outstanding loans and advances to customers were
originated by the Bank and were recognized when cash was advanced to borrowers.
Advances to customers are due on demand. These financial assets are carried at
amortized cost using the effective interest method and are assessed for impairment
at each balance sheet date. Cash and/or investment securities held by the Bank on
behalf of the borrowers adequately collateralise both loans and advances to
customers. Accordingly, the Bank has not established a provision for impairment of
loans and advances to customers

(e) Intangible assets

Intangible assets are stated at cost less accumulated amortization and accumulated
impairment losses. Intangible assets with a finite useful life are amortized to "'ie
consolidated income statement on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful
lives which are reviewed on an annual basis. Amortization commences when the
intangible asset is available for use. The residual values of intangible assets are
assumed to be zero. The following are the main categories of intangible assets.


Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquisition over the fair value of
the Group's share of the net identifiable assets of the acquired business entity at the
date of acquisition. Goodwill is tested annually for impairment and carried at cost
less accumulated impairment losses. Impairment losses previously recognized are
not reversed.

Gains and losses on the disposal of an entity include the carrying amount of
goodwill relating to the entity sold.

Customer relationship agreement

This intangible asset represents the purchase price of customer bases acquired
pursuant to a customer relationship agreement.

Non-competition agreement

This intangible asset represents the estimated cost incurred in respect of a non-
competition agreement entered into with a former senior banking officer of Banco

These identifiable intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over their
estimated useful lives, which are as follows:

Customer relationship agreement
Non-competition agreement

10 years
15 years

(f) Fiduciary activities

The Group acts as trustee and in other fiduciary capacities that result in the holding
or placing of assets -on behalf of individuals, companies and other institutions.
These assets and income arising thereon are excluded from this consolidated balance
sheet, as they are not assets and income of the Group.

(g) Property and equipment

Costs incurred related to property and equipment, including: leasehold
improvements; vehicles; communication and computer equipment; and furniture and
office equipment, have been capitalized and included in other assets. These assets
are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and are being depreciated
on a straight-line basis over their useful lives as follows:

Leasehold improvements
Communication equipment
Computer equipment
Furniture and office equipment

10 years
5 years
5 years
3 years
5 years

(h) Leases

The leases entered into by the Group are primarily operating leases. The total
payments made under the operating leases are charged to general and administrative
expenses in the consolidated income statement on a straight-line basis over the
period of the lease.

When an operating lease is terminated before the lease period has expired, any
payment required to be made to the lessor by way of penalty is recognized as an
expense in the period in which termination takes place.

3. Due from Banks


Current accounts
Time deposits

Accrued interest


.. "

4. Loans and Advances to Customers

Economic sector risk concentrations within the portfolio were as follows:


Private households
Private, non-financial, businesses and organizations

Geographic sector concentrations within the portfolio were as follows:





79,197 89.72
9.071 10.28

5. Intangible Assets

Intangible assets comprise goodwill and other intangible assets resulting from the
purchase of the Private Banking Business of Banco Atlantico.

There was no impairment of goodwill during the period assessed by the Group.

The carrying values of intangible assets are shown below:

Cost impairment
$000 $000

Customer relationship agreement
Non-competition agreement



Net book



6. Other Assets

Other assets are comprised of the following:


Property and equipment 619
Security deposits 73
Prepaid expenses 274
Other 5
Total 971

7. Contingencies and Commitments

(a) Credit commitments

Credit commitments include credit card guarantees and stand-by letters of credit
issued on behalf of customers. Exposure to loss is represented by the contractual
amount of those instruments; however, the Group uses credit and hypothecation
criteria when entering into these commitments and conditional obligations as it does
for loans.

As of 31 December 2006, credit card guarantees amounted to $1,133,000 and stand-
by letters of credit entered into on behalf of customers, in respect of which there are -
corresponding obligations by customers, amounted to $549,000. /





(b) Operating lease commitments

As of 31 December 2006, the Bank is leasing, as lessee, properties under three non-
cancelable operating leases.

As of 31 December 2006, $495,000 in leasehold improvements is included in other
assets. These assets are not being depreciated because the new premises are not yet
available for use.

Under the terms and conditions of the non-cancelable leases, future minimum rental
payments as of 31 December 2006 are as follows:


Up to 1 year
1-5 years
Over 5 years


8. Related Party Transactions

Related parties include individuals with significant influence and companies related by
common ownership.

This consolidated balance sheet includes the following balances and transactions with
related parties that are not disclosed elsewhere in this consolidated balance sheet:


Due from banks Parent
Other assets fellow subsidiaries and Parent
Due to banks Parent"
Other liabilities Parent
Due to customers key management personnel


9. Financial Risk Management

The Group's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks and those activities involve
the analysis, evaluation, acceptance and management of some degree of risk or
combination of risks. Taking risk is core to the financial business, and the operational
risks are an inevitable consequence of being in business. The Group's aim is therefore to
achieve an appropriate balance between risk and return and minimize potential adverse
effects on the Group's financial performance.

(a) Fiduciary risk

The Group provides advisory, trustee and administration services to customers.
These activities give rise to fiduciary risk, which is the risk that the Group may fail
in carrying out certain mandates in accordance with the wishes of its customers. To
manage this exposure, the Group generally takes a conservative approach in its
fiduciary undertakings for customers.

(b) Liquidity risk

This is the risk that the Group may not have the necessary liquidity to meet its
contractual obligations. The Group manages its liquidity by attempting to match its
liabilities with assets of similar maturity periods. Assets and liabilities of the Group
may be classified, based on the period remaining from the reporting date to the
contractual maturity date, as follows:

As of 31 December 2006
Period of

Up to
1 month

Cash and money market papers 10,073
Due from banks 79,597
Loans and advances to
customers 12,365
Intangible assets
Other assets 352

Due to banks
Due to customers
Other liabilities

Net liquidity gap






Over 1





102,387 6.681 65.093 18,171 192.332

11 577 809 1,397
87,497 14,966 65,924 10,293 178,680
786 1.495 1.293 3,574
88.294 15.543 68,228 11.586 183.651

14.093 (8.862) (3.135) 6.585 8.681

(c) Currency risk

Currency risk emanates from the possibility that the value of a financial instrument
will fluctuate due to changes in foreign exchange rates. The Group minimizes its
risk by monitoring limit levels of foreign currency particularly those susceptible to
foreign exchange rate volatility. The table below summarizes the Group's exposure
to currency risk:

As of 31 December 2006

(* USD equivalent value)

Cash and money market
Due from banks
Loans and advances to
Intangible assets
Other assets

Due to banks
Due to customers
Other liabilities

Net exposure

CAN* GBP* EUR* USD Other* Total
$000 $000 $000 $000 $000 $000

389 1,982 4,960 78,082


1,145 86,558

579 81,631
0'7i 1


971 971
6.447 1.982 5.539 177.219 1.145 192.332

577 2 818 1,397
6,362 1,975 4,878 165,183 282 178,680
3.462 112 3.574
6.362 1.975 5.455 168.647 1.212 183.651
85 7 84 8,572 (67) 8.681

(d) Credit risk

Credit risk arises from the failure of a counterpart to perform according to the
terms of the contract. From this perspective, the Group's exposure to credit risk is
primarily concentrated in cash and money market papers, due from banks, loans and
advances to customers, guarantees and stand-by letters of credit issued. The
majority of deposits have been placed with the Parent. Deposits are also held with
high quality international institutions. The majority of loans and advances to
customers are short-term and all are fully secured by assets managed by the Group
on behalf of the borrowers. The Group also uses other methods, such as, credit
monitoring techniques including collateral and credit exposure limits policies. The
element of risk associated with the related party balances is disclosed in Note 8.

The assets and liabilities of the Group are geographically located as follows:

As of 31 December 2006




(e) Interest rate risk

Cash flow interest rate risk is the risk that the future cash flows of a financial
instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates. Fair value
interest rate risk is the risk that the value of a financial instrument will fluctuate
because of changes in market interest rates. The Group's exposure to interest rate
risks is minimal as the relevant financial instruments are usually short-term in nature
and are therefore repriced on maturity.

The table below summarizes the Group's exposure to interest rate risks. It includes
the Group's financial instruments at carrying amounts, categorized by 'the
contractual maturity dates.

As of 31 December 2006
Period of

Up to
3 months

Cash and money market papers 10,066
Due from banks 79,529
Loans and advances to
customers 19,046
Intangible assets
Other assets -

Due to banks 588
Due to customers 102,463
Other liabilities -

Net interest sensitivity gap 5.590






7 10,073
68 86,558

58,132 11,090



971 971
65.093 11.090 7.508 192.332

809 1,397
65,924 10,293 178,680
3,574 3.574
66.733 10.293 3.574 183,651

(1.640) 797 3.934 8.681

(i) Concentration of business risk

As of 31 December 2006, the Bank managed approximately $254 million in assets,
of which ten (10) clients represent twenty-two percent (22%).

10. Acquisition

During the period the Bank acquired the Private Banking Business of Banco Atlantico as
defined in the Agreement referred to in Note 1.

The acquisition has been accounted for using the purchase method of accounting. The
closing date for the purchase of the Private Book of Business was 16 February 2006. Part of
the purchase consideration was paid to Banco de Sabadell, S.A.- on signing of the
Agreement. Another portion was paid during the period from 19 December 2005 (date of
incorporation) to 31 December 2006. The deferred cash consideration has been accrued and
is included in other liabilities at 31 December 2006. The net purchase price is reflected in
the consolidated balance sheet for the year ended 31 December 2006.

11. Fair Value of Financial Instruments

Financial instruments utilized by the Group include recorded'assets and liabilities, as well
as items that primarily involve off-balance sheet risk. The majority of the Group's
financial instruments is short-term and bears interest rates that automatically reset to
market on a periodic basis. Accordingly, the estimated fair values are not significantly
different from the carrying value for each major category of the Group's recorded financial
assets and liabilities.

12. Subsequent Events

On 26 March 2007, the Board of Directors resolved to change the name of the Bank from
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited to EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd with
immediate effect. Additionally, a resolution was passed on that same date to change the
address of the registered office of the Bank to Centre of Commerce, Second Floor, 1 Bay
Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.



To the Shareholder of EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited

Providence House
Eat Hill Stre
P.O. Box N-3910
Nmsms Bahams
Websie: www.pwc.com
E-nmail: pwcbs@t.pwc.com
Tclphone (242) 302-5300
Facsimile(242) 302-5350

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas).
Limited (the Bank) and its subsidiaries (together, the Group), as of 31 December 2006 and a
summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of this consolidated balance
sheet in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibility
includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation
and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether
due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making
accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this consolidated balance sheet based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those
standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to
obtain reasonable assurance whether the balance sheet is free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and
disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'
judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the.financial
statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors
consider internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial
statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not
for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An
audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the
reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
presentation of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a
basis for our audit opinion.


In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheet presents fairly, in all material
respects, the financial position of the Group as of 31 December 2006, in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards.

Emphasis of Matter

Without qualifying our opinion, weemphasise that the accompanying consolidated balance
sheet does not comprise a complete set of financial statements in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards. Information on results of operations, cash flows and changes in
equity is necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the financial position, performance
and changes in financial position of the Group.

Chartered Accountants

Nassau, Bahamas
26 June 2007

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Training Officer
Kelly's is seeking a full -qualified and experienced teacher to become a full-
time Training Officer for the 350 + employees in Kelly's House & Home and
Kelly's Lumber. The position will demand an experienced and resourceful
communicator able to motivate adults with varying educational backgrounds
and qualifications, and capable of devising, developing and implementing
on-going in-house training and development programs, with their attendant
testing and evaluation procedures. Such programs will include, but not
necessarily be limited to:
1. Orientation courses for all new employees
2. Customer Service courses for all retail employees
3. Computer familiarisation courses
4. Product-specific knowledge courses for all retail employees
5. Safety courses for drivers and warehouse/yard personnel
6. Supervisory courses for new and prospective supervisors
7. Personal development courses for career advancement
The successful applicant will also be expected to develop and maintain strong
links with other providers of on-going work-related courses in specialised and
technical areas. Previous experience in adult education would be an asset.
This is a middle management position for an experienced and qualified
professional educator, who is willing to demonstrate a long-term commitment
to Kelly's development and expansion. Benefits include medical, pension, and
profit-sharing plans, with remuneration package dependant on qualifications
and experience.
E-mail letter of application and comprehensive resume to
info@kellysbahamas.com with "Training Officer" as subject,

No phone calls please

Kelly's House
Mall at Marathono
Tel: (242) 393-4002 =t t-dy 9 O orc9.opm
Fax: (242) 393,4096 sunday d.d

Alarm as dead bird

sightings continue

FROM page one
Erica Gates, operator of
Grand Bahama Nature Tours,
an eco-tour company that con-
ducts nature tours on Grand
Bahama, is particularly con-
cerned about the situation.
Mrs Gates said that she spot-
ted one dead Cory Shearwater
on the beach in Lucaya on
She said although it is not
known whether the other dead
birds sightings were Cory Shear-
waters, persons have described
the birds as having hooked bills.
"So, it could have been one
Cory Shearwater, and it could
have all been Cory Shearwa-
ters. I don't know, but they
seem to describe them as sea
birds with hooked bills," she
Mrs Gates, who is also an
expert bird watcher, said the
Cory Shearwater seabirds live
out to sea and only come to
land to nest.

"And so, if they are contami-
nated by something it would
have happened while feeding
out at sea.
"I have concerns because usu-
ally these deaths occur through
ingestion of food what the
birds eat. And in this case it
would be fish. And that would
be a concern for all of us.
"If these are all the same
birds, then all they eat is fish.
They don't eat algae, only fish.
So we all should be concerned,"
said Mrs Gates.
According to reports, a BAS-
RA official on Grand Bahama
discovered four dead birds
while walking on William's
Town Beach on Tuesday.
Public Analyst Mike Wallace
had issued a press release that
the department of Environ-
mental Health had received
reports of dead bird sightings
from residents in East Grand
It is believed that some of the
birds have been collected for

examination by the Department
of Agriculture.
According to the article on
the website www.abcaction-
news.com, The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission in Martin County, Flori-
da, has received reports of more
than 200 dead or sick greater
Shearwaters, a gull-like bird,
since Saturday along Florida's
east coast.
The birds have been found
from Hobe Sound in Martin
County to South Ponte Vedra
Beach in St. Johns County.
According to the article, local
wildlife rehabilitators report
numerous emaciated and dehy-
drated birds as well.
Florida Researchers are
examining the dead birds to
investigate the cause of the
deaths. Initial necropsy results
are not definitive; however, pre-
liminary findings suggest star-
vation during the migration
process played a role. Addi-
tional test results are pending.

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FROM page one
As a company, Bahamas
Realty had already given $5,125
towards the Dialysis Machine
Campaign. Its donation was the
first corporate contribution.
Less than two hours after
Tile King, The Tribune, radio
100 JAMZ and its partner radio
stations Joy and Cool FM -
went on the air June 11 to
launch a campaign to raise
$164,000 to purchase eight dial-
ysis machines for the Princess
Margaret Hospital, the fund had
its first complete unit, donated

by Max Julien, owner of Cow-
pen Building Supplies. The
donation was in memory of his
brother who was a dialysis
patient for 20 years before his
death. Since then a generous
public has continued donating
until having exceeded its goal,
the fund was closed on Thurs-
day. In three weeks $342,915.29
was raised to outfit the hospi-
tal's dialysis department with
new machines, which will
include the cost of installation,
training of staff and technical
support for a year.

Wayne Munroe

reported to win

presidency of

Bar Association

FROM page one
member of the Bahamas Bar
Committee on Law Reform, Mr
Simms" practice areas include
commercial litigation, civil
fraud, foreign judgments; com-
pany law and financial services
litigation among others.
The third contender for the
Bar Association presidency was
Brian Moree, a senior partner
of the McKinney, Bancroft and
Hughes law firm.

His practice includes com-
mercial and civil litigation, insol-
vency, corporate and trust struc-
turing and financial services.
He has in the past acted as a
Stipendiary and Circuit Magis-
trate and as a judge of the
Supreme Court.
Under the former govern-
ment, Mr Moree was appointed
as the chairman of the Finan-
cial Services Consultative
Forum, a policy advisory coun-

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If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

The Public is hereby advised that I, WALLES EMILE of
Fox Hill Road, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my
If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
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Man killed outside home

FROM page one
According to Mr Gibson, the
driving factor behind the Urban
Renewal Project's success was
the integration of police offi-
cers in the programme. "I don't
see how (the programme) can
work properly without the teeth
of police support." Mr Gibson
stated he was speaking to The
Tribune on behalf of the vic-
tim's family and he was not

"taking advantage of the situa-
tion politically."
Sources tell The Tribune that
workers at the Urban Renewal
Centre "are afraid to work there
after 4pm" and vacate the centre
as soon as possible because
there is no police presence. A
representative from the Urban
Renewal Project said that before
police support was removed,
centres were open until mid-
night, with some centres remain-

ing open around the clock.
In May of this year, newly
appointed Minister of National
Security, Tommy Turnquest,
stated that there would be
"adjustments" to the Urban
Renewal Programme, which
would include relocating police
officers out of the centres and
back to police stations.
Mr Turnquest could not be
reached for comment up to
press time.

Carl Bethel makes partnership offer

to school parents and students

FROM page one
"We can ameliorate the
unacceptable incidents of anti-
social encounters among our
student population and require
diligence and respect for
authority in all students,
respect for the teachers in the
classroom, and bring order and
stability both to the classroom
and the school yard and envi-
ronments around our schools,"
the minister said.
Earlier in his address, the
minister told delegates that their
struggle was his struggle, and
that he shared their vision, their
pains, and their goals. He
affirmed his and his ministry's
commitment to fostering better
links between the two.
Minister Bethel told union
members that, his ministry, in
conjunction with school princi-
pals and contractors, have
already started school repairs,
and that present estimates have
repairs exceeding the $9 million
he announced last week.
The minister said, however,
his ministry is doing what it has
to do in order to stick to its plan
of improving the learning envi-
"Realizing that the public
expectations of the educational
system are high, and costs
involved in facilitating the deliv-
ery of quality education are also
high, the government has com-
mitted itself to the delivery of
the resources," said Minister
In relation, Minister Bethel
then turned to parents and stu-
dents saying: "We will now
require that parents and stu-
dents take a greater sense of
ownership and responsibility in
the upkeep of the school
"It has always been a mys-
tery to me that children in the
private school sector, whose
parents often have to pay hefty

school fees and other associated
expenses, they don't break up
the school, write graffiti on it,
and deface property.
"But our children, whose
parents do not have to pay
tuition fees, who basically
receive education free of
charge, often show little respect
for the schools. This has to
change," he said.
Before closing his address
to BUT members, Minister
Bethel did not leave without
telling his audience: "We all
have to take greater ownership
in that which has been given to
us by the grace of God at little
or no cost."
Also addressing delegates at
yesterday's conference, union
President Mrs. Ida Poitier-Turn-
quest also pledged union sup-
port in working with the Min-
istry of Education.
In doing this, Mrs Poitier-

Turnquest said: "The union
hopes that the partnership that
we are forging will grow
stronger and stronger as we
work toward a real transforma-
tion of education in the
She noted that only through
access to free quality education,
for all Bahamians, will the many
social ills in our society begin
to subside.
"We can build more prison
cells and hire more law
enforcement agents to ensure
that they are filled, but this will
do nothing to reduce the level
of fear felt by the community,"
said the union head. "All man-
ner of crime will continue to
While education is not the
answer to every social ill, Mrs
Poitier-Turnquest said, "a well-
educated society is far less like-
ly to devour itself."

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Passenger Facility & Security Charges

Effective July 01, 2007

In accordance with The Airport Authority (Passenger Facility and
Security Charge) Order, 2007, dated March 30, 2007, every passenger
departing Lynden Pindling International Airport on or after July 01, 2007
will be required to pay a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) and Security
Fee at the following rates:

Passengers departing to international destinations:
$15 PFC and $7 Security Fee

Passengers departing to domestic destinations:
$5 PFC and $5 Security Fee

The following passengers will be exempt from paying these fees:
Infants (children under 2 years of age)
Passengers on flights that are involuntarily rerouted
Airline crew on duty
Personnel on military service

How will these fees be collected?
The PFC and Security fee will be collected by the airline either
at the time of the ticket sale or at check in.

What are the fees used for?
The PFC will be used to fund redevelopment and improvement of
the Lynden Pindling International Airport by the Nassau Airport
Development Company (NAD). The Security Fee will be used by
the Airport Authority to fund security initiatives.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us:
Send us an e-mail at feedback(;,,nas.bs
Write us a letter and send it to: Nassau Airport Development
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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
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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.

Resum6s with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
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Tribune Comics

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1 .Chosen poet possibly at
a dead end (5)
6 Accepts the seeds seem sound (5)
9 Being sour, causes a girl
wild anger (7)
10 Draw a puff-puff? (5)
11 Rod's game? (5)
12 Cockney dukes (5)
13 Gives more pain when
one stretches out (7)
15 She's good to me (3)
17 Otherwise a noted school (4)
18 Perhaps not as a piano solo? (6)
19 Start freely to confess,
with a scowl (5)
20 Various ladies have high ones (6)
22 Except that it's a frugal
thing to do (4)
24 Trap placed among
pine trees (3)
25 Their screens conceal
nothing (7)
26 Blemish satin? (5)
27 What a gardener might do to reform
a toper (5)
28 A lofty location (5)
29 Maybe bilge to the French, but
readable (7)
30 Possibly reset course as
necessary (5)
31 Have a bad effect on royal poetry (5)

Friday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 9, Top secret 10, A-t a p-inch 12, Ac-R-e 13,
Ac-ti-ve 14, Since-re 15, Get-a-t-able 17, In-dicated 18,
To-pmos-120, Mo-ti-ve 21, Lien (lean) 24, Repaired 26,
More-over 28, Tied 29, Maroon 31, Close-up 34, Firm.
ament 36, Tang-erine 38, Leni-ent 39, T-he-ory 40, 1-
De(cember)-s 41, Director 42, Turning up
DOWN: 1, Straight 2, Spirit 3, Brick-bat 4, Strike 5, Face-lift
6, Passed over 7, Pin-nac-e 8, Accept 11, Pen-dan-t 16,
Too bad 19, Piece (peace) 20, Mad 22, lr-(wh)en-e 23,
Mor-OS-e 25, Re-al est-ate 26, Man 27, S-liff-ly 30,
Out-stare 31, C-ont-rary 32, Pres-s-up-s 33, Wave-red 35,
Ran-CID 36, Tr-E-als 37, l-ndigo

2 Package that can mean a lot (6)
3 Show a noted figure can be nice (6)
4 It's noisy but not all pervading (3)
5 They're short of being final (5)
6 Maybe coin a suitable enclosure in a
few words (7)
7 As a flier, he needs
some kerosene (4)
8 Is a viewer permitted to peep
through it? (6)
12 Uneasy feelings of fatheaded
listeners? (5)
13 Exudation usable for treating
reins (5)
14 Like TV, it's worth having (5)
15 A polite word possibly returned (5)
16 Fun suggested by
Napoleon Solo? (5)
18 Lad showing a bird round a holiday
centre (5)
19 A little bet can be a bit of fun for a
learner, say (7)
21 Due to some fault, go over to the
other side (6)
22 Prophet holding a teetotaler to be
a dogl (6)
23 Changed to go for a drive (6)
25 Numbers involved in local affairs (5)
26 Unique fish? (4)
28 Liquid part of an apple with the soft
bits removed (3)


Friday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 9, Landslide 10, Original 12, Amid 13, Plates 14,
Balance 15, Identical 17, Delegates 18, Natural
20, Strict 21, Taxi 24, Eurasian 26, Full time 28, Deep 29,
Closet 31, Drifter 34, Apprehend 36, Collected 38, Central
39, Expect 40, Omen 41, Shrapnel 42,
DOWN: 1, Alsatian 2, Engine 3, Biblical 4, Dental 5,
Consider 6, Diabolical 7, Biology 8, Gannet 11, Let slip
16, Turban 19, Truce 20. Sin 22, Admit 23, Strike
25, 11II feeling 26, Fat 27, Advance 30, Suddenly 31,
Delicate 32, Rudeness 333, Hearsay 35, Poncho 36,
Copper 37, Tomato.

1 Applauds (5)
6 Fashion (5)
9 Match (7)
10 Continental (5)
11 Mock (5)
12 Glue (5)
13 Aquatic
bird (7)
15 Decay (3)
17 Dry (4)
18 Mark out (6)
19 Drain (5)
20 Apathetic (6)
22 Fairy (4)
24 Affirmative (3)
25 Obtained (7)
26 Organ (5)
27 Resigned
person (5)
28 Book of maps (5)
29 Comfort (7)
30 Naive (5)
31 Joke (5)



You are the dealer, both sides vul-
nerable, and have opened One-Club:.
Partner responds One Diamond.
What would you bid now with each
of the following five hands?
1. + K93 AQ J865 IKJ94
2. 4 AQ V AJ Q43 4 KQJ862
3. 5 V AQ93 KJ7 4 AKQ73
4. 4 AJ62 V - A84 4 KQ9752
5. 4 10 V A AKJ92 4 KQ8643

1. One notrump. Though it is nor-
mal to raise partner whenever you
have four trumps and it might
therefore be contended that the
proper rebid is two diamonds -
there are good reasons for preferring
one notrump.
First, the hand is well-suited for
notrump play, which is best
expressed by a rebid of one notrump.
A raise in diamonds would tend to
imply more in the way of distribu-
tional values, such as a singleton or a
couple of doubletons, which is not
the case here.
Also, the opponents' silence makes
it more likely that partner has a good
hand and is headed for game; If this
hope materializes, a nine-trick
notrump game seems far. more prom-
ising than an 11-trick diamond game.
Furthermore, if the best contract is
notrump, your tenace positions in the
majors isygest that =the dnd- will
play better from your side of the


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- others agree with your efforts.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leos don't always know what they
can and cannot do. But a realistic
awareness of shortcomings inspires
confidence in someone who is tired
of excuses.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Once again, you. are looked to for
leadership, Virgo. Tuesday presents
your most challenging day yet. Be
clear about what you want to accom-
plish and you'll be successful.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
If you're too eager this week, Libra,
you'll only alienate friends and
coworkers. Be self-sufficient even as
you track others' progress. Your time
to shine will come soon.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You're on a roll, Scorpio, and espe-
cially make your mark on
Thursday. You are a hero, a genius
and generally entertaining to many
around you. Enjoy it.
If pushed too far you might be unable
to stop this week, Sagittarius. Be
careful what you say before you spit
out words that could get you in trou-
ble. Take a breather you need it.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
If your clients or coworkers are smart
this week, Capricorn, they'll give you
the final say. Your vision is the perfect
mix of art and emotion, and your touch
deeply affects others.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Like so many others these days, you're
a slave to your reactions, Aquarius. An
unpredictable move confuses an oppo-
nent, but you already know where the
relationship is going.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
One way or another you'll make a
name for yourself this week,
Pisces. You attract people who like

2. Three notrump. You should be
unwilling-to settle for less than three
notrump once partner responds with
a diamond. A jump to two notrump
or three clubs would run the risk of a
pass, since either of these bids would
merely invite, but not force, partner
to bid again.
3. Two hearts. The jump-shift in
hearts forces partner to bid again and
commits the partnership to game.
With this gigantic hand, you can
afford to insist on another response,
even though partner might have only
six points. Game, perhaps even a
slam, is highly probable in clubs, dia-
monds, hearts or notrump.
4. One spade. You have no choice
but to try to describe your distribu-
tion on an installment-plan basis,
bidding spades now and showing
diamond support later to identify the
three-suited nature of your hand. Of
course, you have a strong preference
for clubs as trumps over spades, but
you cannot afford to bypass the pos-
sibility that partner has four-card
spade support.
5. Four notrump. The number of
aces partner has is the key to how
many tricks you can make with dia-
monds as trumps, so you use Black-
wood to find out. If,partner shows no
aces by bidding five clubs, you bid
five diamonds; if he shows one ace,
you bid six diamonds; if he shows
two aces, you bid seven diamonds.


HOW many words of
four letters or more
can you make from
the letters shown G U E
here? In making a
word, each letter may
be used once only.
Each must contain the
centre letter and there
must be at least one R O
nine-letter word. No Q,
plurals or verb forms
ending in "s", no words with initial capitals and no
words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted. The
first word of a phrase is permitted (e.g. inkjet in
inkjet printer).
Good 21; very good 31; excellent 41 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

2 Inferior (6)
3 Calm (6)
4 Star (3)
5 Italian city (5)
6 Colonist (7)
7 Large shrub (4)
8 Instruction (6)
12 Strode (5)
13 Flower (5)
14 Swimming
pools (5)
15 Equestrian (5)
16 Lukewarm (5)
18 Postpone (5)
19 Mineral (7)
21 Wobble (6)
22 Gambler (6)
23 Stay (6)
25 Feeling (5)
26 Parasites (4)
28 Mountain (3)


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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant v
Atanas Dimitrov, Liosia 1997.
Arakhamia was a Georgian
woman grandmaster when she
defeated Scottish champion
Jonathan Grant at an
international tournament. The
pair married, and the now
Edinburgh housewife is doubly
qualified for her own homeland
and for the British
championship, where she has
won the women's title three
years running and in 2006 was
runner-up among the men. Like
all Soviet-trained players, she
has a keen eye for combining
strategy and tactics. Here her
white army aims towards the
black king from a distance, but
Dimitrov hopes for a knight
swap allowing his own queen
and bishop to become active on

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the long diagonal. Speedy action is
needed from White. How did she
force victory?


Chess solution 8403:1 Nb5! cxb5 2 Qxh7*! Kxh7 3
Rh3+ Kg8 4 Rh8 mate.

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PAGE 14. SATURDAY. JUNE 30, 2007


Your look at what's going on in your community

2007 QC students

celebrate their

graduation day

with awards


* DR Desiree Cox addresses the graduates.

ON June 15, the students of
the Queen's College class of
2007 celebrated the success-
ful completion of their high
school career.
The annual graduation, held
under the theme "No Mission
Is Impossible" was conducted
with the pomp and dignity
befitting this special occasion.
During this ceremony, stu-
dents were presented with
subject prizes for all of the
subjects pursued by grade 12
students as well as a number
of special awards.
The AP Calculus Prize and
the AP Economics Prize.were
awarded to head boy Gilbert
Cassar; the AP French Prize
was awarded to Joshua
Thompson; AP History to
Bryann Hepburn; AP Lan-
guage and Composition to
Laurent King and Cecily
Dean; AP Psychology to Mar-
cus 'Key and Gabrielle
Misiewicz; AP Spanish to
Ezza olle;,AS Literature
to Gabrielle Misiewicz.
These students and scores
of others successfully com-
pleted their BGCSEs in grade
eleven and were therefore
able to follow advanced cours-
es in grade twelve.
Some of the special awards
which were presented were:

the Beverly Brice Memorial
Award, which is presented to
a well-rounded female student
who demonstrates strong lead-
ership skills and serves as a
role model and inspiration to
others. This was presented to
Gabrielle Misiewicz.


The School Pride Award,
which recognizes a 'student
whose outstanding energy and
leadership have greatly
enhanced the school's spirit,
was presented to Gregory
The Foundation Award,
which is presented to the stu-
dent who is committed to the
values of the school, is a role
model for others, an ambas-
sador for the school, a com-
munity builder and one who
embodies the true ethos of
Queen's College, was pre-
sented to Ashley Powell.
The Principal's Prize, which
is awarded to the student who
displays the most consistent
effort and excellence, was pre-
sented to Lindsay Parker.
Each year the top four stu-
dents are presented with very
special awards.
There was a three-way tie

for the Parkinson Prize for
Academic Excellence and the
students receiving these pres-
tigious awards were, Tenaj
Ferguson, Ezzard Rolle and
Gilbert Cassar.
The Salutatorian Prize, giv-
en for the second highest
achieving student and named
for Susan Eliza Young was
awarded to Brittney Culmer
and the Valedictorian Prize,
also named for Susan Eliza
Young, was awarded to
Gabrielle Misiewicz.
Dr Desiree Cox, the first
Bahamian Rhodes Scholar
and former Queen's College
student was the keynote
speaker. During her address
she challenged the graduates
to think outside the box, to be
free a spirit, to trust their
instincts, to live in the
The majority of the gradu-
ates will be furthering their
education at tertiary institu-
tions abroad.
This has been made possible
by the awarding of significant
scholarships from various
organizations and from the
various schools to which they
have been accepted. The value
of the total number of schol-
arships received was almost

* GILBERT Cassar, head boy, receives his AP Calculus and AP Economics prizes from Joy
Williams, head of science.

* GABRIELLE Misiewicz, Valedictorian, and Brittney Culmer, Salutatorian, receive their awards
from Heather Wood, deputy head of high school, Henry Knowles deputy head of high school, and
Shawn Turnquest, vice-principal and head ot !'igh school.

LINDSAY Parker receives the Principal's Prize from Heather Wood, deputy head of high


eadma a p l.
* TENAJ Ferguson, head girl, receives her diploma from Andrea Gibson, principal.

The Brass Trade consortium calls on Governor General

and Leather

Shops ... "

donates sales

to Cancer

Society of

the Bahamas
Erica Watson of Brass &
Leather Shops presents a
cheque to Terrance Fountain,
president of Cancer Society of
the Bahamas.
The stores donated one per
cent of their sales on June 15
and 16 to the Cancer Society
to build prostate cancer
The store offered its thanks
Thanks to all customers who
shopped at The Brass &
Leather Shops for their
Father's Day gifts.

* MEMBERS of Jay Malina International Trade Consortium of Miami Dade County called on
Governor General Arthur Hanna on Thursday, June 28. Members of the consortium are pictured
with Governor General Hanna (centre).
(Photo: BIS/DereIl Smith),,

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