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Volume: 103 No.193




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Claim thousands

of non-citizens

may have voted

Tribune Staff Reporter
THOUSANDS of non-citi-
zens may have voted in the last,
and numerous other general
elections, through fraudulent
birth certificates registered with
the registrar general's office, it
has been claimed.
After The Tribune story yes-
terday on noncitizens voting
with search cards, new infor-
mation was provided to the
paper, revealing that false affi-
davits, with search cards
attached, may have been
approved by the registrar gen-
eral's department as de facto
birth certificates for Haitians,
giving them the opportunity to
potentially register and vote.
For illegals who were not
born in the Bahamas, and wish
to obtain official documents
stating that there were, it is nec-
essary to file an affidavit with
the registrar general department
with "evidence" supporting the
Usually, The Tribune was
informed, these affidavits
require medical records, and
sworn admissions by the par-
ents or close relatives, support-
ing the claim that the child was
born in the Bahamas. However,
at least in the case of the docu-
ment seen by The Tribune,
inaccurate information is
accepted by the office as rea-
sonable proof of birth in this
Despite widespread belief
that proof of citizenship is
required to vote, The Parlia-

mentary Elections Act, 1992,
allows first time voters to pro-
vide documents other than offi-
cial proof of citizenship when
Section 9(a) (ii) of the Act
states that first time voters are
required "to produce a passport
or a birth certificate or in lieu
thereof a baptismal certificate
or such reasonable evidence,
whether documentary or oth-
erwise, as the revising officer
shall consider necessary, to
prove that he is qualified to be,
and is not already, so regis-
The Tribune was also
informed that among illegal
Haitian migrants there are actu-
al floating birth certificates.
What occurs, a source said, is
that one Haitian would obtain a
valid birth certificate, and copies
would be made of that docu-
ment by other Haitians. This is
why, the source continued,
there are so many similar names
in the Haitian community the
persons with the copied certifi-
cates would have to take the
name of the original certificate
"There should be no more
affidavits to register to vote," a
source said, emphasizing that
only passports should be used
every time people come to vote.
Another source told The Tri-
bune on Thursday, that the ram-
pant use of this practice around
the election stopped the regis-
trar general's office from issuing
search cards.
SEE page 10

Former Marco City MP claims

200 people voted illegally

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Pleasant Bridgewater, former
PLP MP, is alleging that almost
200 persons voted illegally in
the Marco City constituency in
the May 2 general election.
At a press conference held
on Friday at the PLP's Marco
City campaign office on
Somerville Drive, Ms Bridge-
water said that she is confident
that she received the majority of
legitimate votes in Marco City.
"There is no person who vot-
ed legally in Marco City who is
being challenged," she said.
"The almost 200 persons that we
have are persons who voted and
who registered in Marco City
and ought not to have voted in
Marco City in the last election."
The Progressive Liberal Par-
ty is contesting three seats, Blue
'Hills, Pinewood and Marco
City. Documents have already
been filed to initiate legal pro-
ceedings in the election court.
The Free National Movement
won 23 seats to the PLP's 18

seats. It is estimated that each
seat contested could cost the
losing party more than $100,000
in legal fees.
Senator Bridgewater hopes
that the matter can be dealt
with expeditiously.
"I don't know exactly how
long it is going to take, but
based on what my lawyers have
said. they are expecting that the
matter should be dealt with by
the end of the year," she said.
"It is important that this mat-
ter be dealt with expeditiously.
. because what we are alleging
is that there are people who are
sitting in parliament who ought
not to be sitting there: who
ought not to be representing the
people that they say they rep-
resent and that has to be dealt
with very quickly," said the for-
mer MP.
Ms Bridgewater is claiming
that persons who did not live in
Marco City were registered and
voted in Marco City. She is also
alleging that non-Bahamian cit-
izens and persons who did not
SEE page 10

Man in court on cocaine smuggling charge

* 25-YEAR-OLD Barry Daniel Bodie of East Park Estates appeared yesterday in court on drug
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

A MAN, 25, of East Park
Estates who is accused of
attempting to smuggle $140,000
worth of cocaine out of the coun-
try on Independence Day was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday on drug charges.

Barry Daniel Bodie has been
charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to supply,
taking preparatory, steps to
export the drugs, conspiracy to
export as well as conspiracy to
possess. Some 17 pounds of

cocaine was reportedly seized
by police and US Customs offi-
cials at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport around 7
am on Tuesday.
SEE page 10

Sea Hauler
victims 'will
likely receive
under FNM'

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Sea Hauler victims have
no legal claim of any kind on
government, but will likely still
receive some sort of financial
settlement from the FNM
administration, insider sources
claimed yesterday.
The Tribune has learned that
government's legal counsel has
found that, despite government
having been found partially
responsible for the collision of
the Sea Hauler and the United
Star in 2003, it is not legally
bound to pay out any compen-
sation to the victims.
Four people lost their lives
and 25 others were injured
when the two vessels collided.
One was on its way to Nassau,
the other, overcrowded with
holidaymakers, was on its way
to a regatta in Cat Island four
years ago.
Commenting on the matter
yesterday, Minister of Labour
and Maritime Affairs Dion
Foulkes could only say that the
matter is currently before the
Attorney General's Office.
"A legal review (is underway)
to find out exactly what the
legal position is, and as soon
that that is determined, the gov-
ernment will deal with it accord-
ingly," the minister said.
However, a source close to
the situation claimed that an
early assessment of the Sea
Hauler victims' legal situation
shows that government is not
responsible for the survivor's
financial compensation.
The source claimed that there
are plans for the new FNM gov-
ernment to intervene out of a
sense of fair play and justice,
and provide the victims with a
financial settlement.,
SEE page 10

Hope Town council accuses government

of 'fascism' over removal of members

Tribune Staff Reporter
TROUBLE is brewing
between the Hope Town dis-
trict council and government,
with the council alleging that
the removal of two of its mem-
bers is an act of "fascism".
A press release was circulat-
ed yesterday under the local
government council's banner
stating that the Ministry of
Local Government "fired" two
appointed members by direct
orders from the prime minis-
ter. However, The Tribune has
been unable to confirm
whether these men have been
The release, which an-

nounced a formal press confer-
ence on the matter for Thes-
day, said that Chief Councillor
Jeremy Sweeting now demands
answers from government for
this move which seeks to unseat
Chris and Joe Albury.
When contacted by The Tri-
bune yesterday about the con-
troversy, Mr Sweeting said he
did not wish to make the matter
political, however he thinks that
the dismissal of the two coun-
cillors is an act of "victimisa-
tion" by the current govern-
"It's a group of persons in our
community, a small group I
might add, that have been trying
to discredit our accomplish-
ments since we were elected to

the Town Council since 2005.
All for political reasons, they
are trying to discredit our
accomplishments," he said.
The press release also stated
that the Opposition has been
sympathetic about the issue and
that the PLP intends to raise
questions about the controversy
on the floor of Parliament.
When contacted by The Tri-
bune, Alfred Gray, PLP shadow
Minister for Local Government,
said he will raise this issue on
Wednesday in the House.
"It's unfortunate that the new
government has sought to, with-
out considering the effect of
what they try to do, to try to
dismantle everything that the
former government has done.

And this is one example of rush
without thinking decision," he
Mr Gray who was the former
minister of local government
explained that he appointed the
two men after the last local gov-
ernment election, because only
one person nominated for the
three vacancies that existed.
Firing these two people and
calling new elections, Mr Gray
added would be, "against the
law" and "shouldn't happen".
"They want their FNM peo-
ple in place and the local gov-
ernment, that's not a political
organisation," Mr Gray empha-
SEE page 10

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Demolition of Nassau Beach

Hotel is delayed yet again

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE demolition of the Nas-
sau Beach Hotel, one of the
key elements in Baha Mar's
plan for the transformation of
the Cable Beach strip, has been
pushed back yet again this
time to January 2008.
The Nassau Beach was ini-
tially scheduled to be demol-
ished in June 2006, but the plan
was pushed back to September.
The new date for the closure
of that property is now set for
January 3,2008, with the demo-
lition of the physical building
to take place shortly after.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Robert Sands, Baha
Mar's senior vice-president of
administration and public
affairs, said that although the
timetable has changed, Baha
Mar still intends to go ahead
with all its plans.
Mr Sands explained that the
delay in tearing down the Nas-
sau Beach Hotel is due to two
circumstances the change in
government and the current cli-
mate of the tourism industry.
"Nothing has changed in
terms of what we propose to
do, the timetable has been

* THE start of construction for the much-touted Baha Mar project, as envisaged in this
artist's impression is again further away after January 2008 was named as the new date for the
demolition of the Nassau Beach Hotel

revised somewhat as we con-
tinue to negotiate our agree-
ment with the new government
of the Bahamas," he said.
In addition to having to adjust
to a new government, Mr Sands
said that Baha Mar also did not

want to close down the Nassau
Beach Hotel at a time when the
Bahamas is in desperate in need
of more hotel rooms.
"If those additional rooms
were taken out at this time, a
significant number of rooms

would have been off the mar-
ket," he said.
With visitor numbers down,
tourism officials are lamenting
the lack of hotel rooms in the
Tourism director general

Vernice Walkine earlier this
month said that the Bahamas
still has nowhere near the hotel
rooms that are needed to
attract more visitors.


By the end of this year, Mrs
Walkine said, the overall reduc-
tion in available hotel rooms
for the Bahamas is expected to
exceed 10 per cent.
Mr Sands yesterday said that
the Cable Beach resorts will be
able to offer a significant num-
ber of reopened hotel rooms
by December of this year.
"We're currently working on
refurbishing 300 rooms at the
Wyndham (Nassau Resort and
Crystal Palace Casino). They
come back online by mid-
December 2007, along with the
remaining 350 rooms at the
(new Sheraton), which will give
us two of our properties almost
totally renovated in time for
the winter season," he said.
Mr Sands said that none of
the employees at the Nassau
Beach Hotel will be laid off,
but will instead be redeployed
to the other Baha Mar proper-

Crooked Island complaint over post office staffing

Tribune Staff Reporter
A CROOKED Island resi-
dent has complained that locals
have had difficulty doing any
banking because there is no one
regularly manning the local post
The post office, which acts as
a bank for all those on the
island, has been open for only
one day this week, said the irate
shop owner.
"That's the main place," she
said. "If you need money,
you've got to go to the post

office, if you want to send a tele-
graph, you've got to go to the
post office, if people send you
money, you've got to go the
post office and here it is: noth-
ing happening! The place is
closed down!"
Member of Parliament for
the MICAL constituency,
Alfred Gray, claims the closure
is a direct result of government
He said the Ingraham gov-
ernment has failed to appoint
a new administrator on the
island following the July 2
retirement of the former admin-

istrator, who had responsibili-
ty for the post office.
According to the resident, the
female staff member who is nor-
mally present to carry out trans-
actions for islanders has been
away from her post, and a tem-
porary replacement brought in
from Acklins, apparently to
work for a few days this week,
never showed.
The predicament has left
some islanders in a financial
bind, unable to fulfill certain
monetary obligations, or take
out any money in emergencies.
The shop owner said she was

driven to report the matter
after having to explain to
some of her suppliers, includ-
ing water company Chelsea's
Choice, that she would be
unable to pay money owed at
the scheduled time.
"1I had to tell them to hold
on for me 'til Monday when
the lady comes back," said the
shop owner. "This needs to be
Several suppliers expressed
surprise and concern at the
situation, and the local said
that she feels the only way the
matter-will be addressed is if
"the whole country knows."
Shbeaid some residents
have called the postmaster in
Nassau about their difficulties,
but to no avail. The problem
has flared up intermittently
over a period of years, she
The resident is calling for
the issue to be addressed
immediately, and claims that
there should be more than
one staff member allocated to
the post office to cater to the
400 residents.
Yesterday, Mr Gray said
that he is deeply disturbed by
the matter and intends to

bring it up in parliament on
He claims that the failure
of the government to ensure
there is an administrator on
the island is particularly
galling in light of the fact that
three out island administra-
tors have been transferred to
Nassau to "sit down" and do
This move is an act of vic-
timisation, he claims, carried
out because these administra-
tors voted for the PLP in the
May 2 election.
In the meantime, the
Ragged Island administrator
is fulfilling duties on both
islands, but simply "can't be
in two places at one time,"
said Mr Gray.
Attempts to reach the post-
master general yesterday were
unsuccessful as several phone
lines were either busy or nev-
er answered.
Minister of Local Govern-
ment Sidney Collie was said
to be out of office all day.
Efforts to reach Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing, who has responsibility
for post offices and savings
banks, were also unsuccessful.

Cable Beach Resorts

celebrates employees

CABLE Beach Resorts cel-
ebrated the accomplishments
of their dedicated stakehold-
ers at the company this week.
Under the theme, "You are
a diamond, a gem to be trea-
sured Forever," 40 men and
women were honoured at the
second annual Cable Beach
Resorts Diamond Awards.
Long serving associates,
managers, and supervisors of
20 and 25 years were applaud-
ed for their hard work and
The honorees included per-
sonel from the Wyndham, the
Sheraton and Nassau Beach.
Anatole Major, human
resources manager, sung the
praises of the devoted associ-
ates and their contribution to
the company and the tourism
"This year is our second

annual Diamond Awards
honour of our long serving
associates we wanted to
show our appreciation. We
are proud of these employees,
they service our guests, mak-
ing them feel welcome to our
shores," said Ms Major.
Expressing congratulations
to the honorees on behalf of
the executive team, Robert
Sands, vice president of exter-
nal affairs said, "We are
extremely proud of all 40
associates from our three
He explained that these
honourees indirectly serve as
role models for the 2,000 plus
employees at Cable Beach
Resorts. "They have accom-
plished many great things with-
in their 20 years. We found it
prudent to reward them for
their exemplary service."

To Our Valed


Scotiabank Thompson Boulevard branch

wishes to advise its customers that there will

be a disruption in ABM service on

Sunday, July 15, 2007,

between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Due to renovations being carried out on the

building, the electrical supply will be

disconnected during these hours.

Scotiabank apologizes for any

inconvenience caused and invites you

to visit one of our other

convenient ABM locations.

0 In brief

Latin American,
bishops call for
dynamism to
stem decline
ROMAN Catholic bishops
from across Latin America'
released a blueprint Wednes-'
day on how they plan to reverse
the exodus of members in the
region to evangelical Protestant
churches, according to Associ-
ated Press.
To slow the tide of defectors,
the 136-page declaration said'
Catholic leaders must create "a
church full of evangelical force
and capability, that is dynamic
enough to win over members
who have let their faith lapse. It
said it must also inspire anew
those who might consider jump-
ing to another religion.
The bishops also criticized,
everyday Catholics, expressing
concern about the rise of "indi-
vidualism and a mentality of rel-
ativism in ethics and religion,"'
and denounced homosexuality..
The declaration was posted
on the Web site of the Latin
American Bishops' Conference'
while 68 of its cardinals, priests,
bishops, religious leaders and-
special guests met behind closed'
doors in Cuba's capital.
The Rev. David Gutierrez, a
spokesman for the conference,,
said the final version approved"
for publication by Pope Bene--
dict XVI was virtually identical
to the draft posted on the Inter-
net and needed only minor
grammatical changes.

accused of
helping thieves
Santo Domingo
DOMINICAN military offi-
cials are allowing thieves to steal
metals from. power lines and
export them, hobbling the
nation's already shaky electri-,
cal sector, the leader of Con-,
gress said in a report published :
Wednesday, according to Asso- -i
cited Press.
"There is a mafia in the
Dominican Republic in which
high-ranking military are impli-
cated that is dedicated to the
theft of electric and telephone
lines to convert them into cop-
per for export," majority leader
Julio Cesar Valentin was quot-
ed as saying in the Dominican
newspaper Hoy.
Valentin, a member of the;
ruling Dominican Liberation,'.
Party, said Congress should act'
quickly to ban exports of cop-
per, iron and other scrap metals
and mandate heavy fines and,?
prison times for traffickers.
Companies that purchase stolen.
materials should also be pun-
ished, he said.
Spokesmen for the Domini-
can armed forces did not imme-
diately comment on Valentin's,
accusations. The majority leader
did not name any military offi-
Vandalism of copper power
and telephone lines has devas-
tated the nation's already strug-
gling power sector. When
thieves in Santo Domingo cut
1,000 feet of wire in May, it
knocked out power to a huge
swath of the capital for two
hours including a hospital,
naval base and downtown hotel.
Stolen wires made up much.,
of the 2,396 tons of copper scrap
exported from the Dominican
Republic since January 2006,
worth about $1.8 million. The
country has no active copper

Grenada PM
signs pact to
reduce 90 per
cent of debt
St George's
PRIME Minister Keith-
Mitchell signed an agreement
Wednesday to reduce Grenada's
debt to a group of major credi-
tor nations by 90 percent,
according to Associated Press.

The debt rescheduling with
the Paris Club will save Grena-
da about $20 million through
2013, according to a govern-
ment statement,.
The Paris Club creditors
agreed to the restructuring of.,
the hurricane-ravaged island's '
external debt in May 2006.




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0 In brief

Youth is


with drug


FREEPORT A young man
was arraigned in Freeport Mag-
istrate's Court on drug posses-
sion charges on Thursday.
Travis Johnson, a 21-year-old
resident of Peridot Place, Coral
Garden, appeared before Act-
ing Deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones in court three.
It is alleged that on July 10
the accused was found in pos-
session of four packages con-
taining six ounces of marijuana
and another package with 20
grams of cocaine.
Johnson pleaded not guilty
to charges of possessing a quan-
tity of dangerous drugs with
intent to supply them to anoth-
The accused was represent-
ed by attorney Brian Hanna.
He was remanded to Fox Hill
Prison until the November 1,
when his trial is due to begin.
Phillip Coakley, 29, of Gren-
fell Avenue, was also arraigned
before Acting Deputy Chief
Magistrate Jones. He appeared
on firearm and ammunition
possession charges.
It is alleged that on July 11,
Coakley was found in posses-
sion of a black .45 Ruger semi-
automatic pistol, loaded with
six bullets.
Coakley was also represented
by Brian Hanna.
He pleaded not guilty to the
charges. The case was
adjourned to October 29. He
was granted $6,000 bail.

urges more
co-operation on


Arnold Schwarzenegger urged
US states Friday to pressure
Washington to do more to pre-
vent climate change, discount-
ing the argument that protecting
the environment hurts the econ-
omy, according to Associated
Speaking at a summit orga-
nized by Republican Florida
Governor Charlie Crist,
Schwarzenegger said the cli-
mate change issue should not
be political and is one that con-
servatives also must embrace.
"There is no Democratic
planet Earth. There is no
Republican planet Earth.
There's just a planet Earth and
we all have a responsibility to
take care of it," Schwarzeneg-
ger, a Republican, told the
crowd of 600.
Crist called the two-day sum-
mit to examine the effects of
climate change and discuss
strategies for reducing green-
house gases. He concluded the
summit Friday by signing orders
that will require state agencies
to conserve energy and power
companies to use more renew-
able energy.
Crist also signed agreements
with the United Kingdom and
Germany to co-operate on
efforts to stop climate change,
including sharing technology
and information.
During his speech,
Schwarzenegger acknowledged
the perception that Republicans
have not been as strong on envi-
ronmental issues.
"Three-and-a-half years ago
when I ran for governor, I had
environmental protesters fol-
lowing me around saying 'He's
a Republican! Please stop!
Don't vote for him! He's going
to destroy the environment!"
Schwarzenegger said.
California has since become a
leader in promoting strategies
for reducing carbon dioxide
emissions, which are blamed for
causing the planet's tempera-
tures to rise. He noted the
state's use of solar energy and
hydrogen fuel and its push for
more stringent emissions stan-
dards for vehicles.
"We have proven that
Republicans can, in fact protect
the environment," he said.

US President George W
Bush refused to join the 1997
Kyoto Protocol, which requires
developed countries to reduce
their carbon dioxide emissions
to 5 per cent below 1990 levels
by 2012.
California has been battling
the federal Environmental Pro-
tection Agency for two years to
get permission to implement a
state law that would require
automakers to reduce green-
house gas emissions by 25 per-
cent from cars and 18 percent
from sport utility vehicles by
the 2009 model year.

Straw market vendor claims

stalls being let to immigrants

Tribune Staff Reporter

A STRAW vendor has come
forward to allege that some of
her colleagues are renting out
their market stalls to illegal
immigrants, to the disgruntle-
rnent of other Bahamian ven-
According to the vendor,
who wished to remain anony-
nmous, the practice is known to
government officials with
responsibility for the Straw
NMIarket but they have done
nothing about it.
She alleges to have seen per-
so~ns take bribes "under the
table" from the illegal immi-
grants in return for allowing
them to remain.
'"Many other people like me
feel this way but they just won't
stand up," said the vendor.

"But I'm tired of it."
She claims that an average
going price for a stall is
$1,200 for the whole year.
Twelve to 14 stalls are cur-
rently being used in this way,
after being rented out by dis-
interested owners, she esti-
She claims that "most" of
those working the hired stalls
are of Haitian or Jamaican
descent, and questions whether
they have legal status.
"When immigration comes
they haul tail out of the mar-
ket," she said.
The vendor claims that the
alleged presence of these
immigrants is unfair to
Bahamians who work in the
"Bahamian straw vendors
cannot go into a foreign coun-
try and do the injustices that

* THE Straw Market today

these same illegal immigrants
commit every day in the

Bahamian straw market," she
said, adding that "something

must be done" to stop the prac-
tice, which threatens the
"bread and butter" of many
According to the sales-
woman, stall owners claim that
some of those to whom they
rent their stalls are merely
"workers" selling wares for
them, and deny that they have
actually handed over the use
of the stall to that person for a
The vendor's complaints
come at a time when the ques-
tion of whether or to where -
the straw vendors will be relo-
cated until the new straw mar-
ket is constructed, remains
Attempts to reach Minister
of Works Earl Deveaux yes-
terday were unsuccessful and
messages were not returned up
to press time.

Missing American woman found safe

Tribune Freeport Reporter

can woman who was reported
missing by her Bahamian hus-
band five days ago was found
safe aind sound on Bird Cay,
according police officials on
Grand Bahama.
Krista Brown, 47, was dis-
covered around 4.45pm on
Thursday by officers of the
Central Detective Unit, who
had launched a search for the
woman following her disap-
pearance last Friday at Chub
Cay in the Berry Islands.
According to initial police
reports, Fisherman.Esley
Brown had reported his wife
who is from Vermont, New
England, missing to Great
Harbour Police around 10pm
on July 6.
He told police that Mrs
Brown had left the island in
the family's speedboat after
the couple had a heated argu-
ment. They were staying at
the Berry Island Club at the
Police and BASRA officials
found the 17-foot blue Aquas-
port speedboat on Sunday
anchored about 60 yards off
the northwestern side of the
Big Whalle Cay.
, However, there was no sign
of Mrs Brown. They also
searched ithe island, but found
no trace of her.
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Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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More terrorist attacks in UK forecast

LONDON A former British intelligence
chief has warned that terrorists will mount
another successful attack on Britain, despite
their failure to carry out recent car bombings
in London and Glasgow, Scotland.
Stella Rimmington, who led the domestic
intelligence agency MI5 from 1992 to 1996,
also said in an interview published Friday that,
unlike Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his
predecessor, Tony Blair, she believed that
Britain's military role in Iraq has inspired
young men to join terrorist plots against the
United Kingdom.
Five suspects are being questioned over the
three attempted attacks late last month in
London's entertainment district and at Glas-
gow airport. All three makeshift car bombs
failed to detonate.
"I don't think we should take a great deal of
comfort from the fact that these latest bombs
were botched," Rimmington told the Daily
Mail newspaper. "Creating homemade explo-
sives is difficult and they will get it wrong, but
they will get it right as well."
The only man charged is Bilal Abdullah, a
27-year-old British-born doctor raised in Iraq
who is accused of conspiring to cause explo-
Brown said Wednesday he believed mili-
tary action in Iraq and Afghanistan had no

impact on the threat to Britain from terrorism,
saying the country would be at risk in any
No nation could be secure when al-Qaida
linked terrorists are "determined to practice
carnage across the world," Brown said.
Rimmington acknowledged that al-Qaida
attacks predated the Iraq and Afghanistan
conflicts, but said the significance of the wars
should not be played down.
"Terrorism was around from this source
before we went into Iraq or Afghanistan," she
told the newspaper. "But there is no doubt it
has acted as a recruiting sergeant for a lot of
these young men because of this sense of griev-
ance about foreign policy."
"If we had not gone to war I sense we would
have had some of this, but not at the same
level," she added.
MIS head Jonathan Evans has said agents
are tracking at least 30 plots within Britain
and around 1,600 suspected terrorists.
Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak
terror operatives into the United States and
has acquired most of the capabilities it needs
to strike there as well, according to a new U.S.
intelligence assessment that government offi-
cials described to The Associated Press on
condition of anonymity because the report
has not been finalized.

Government officials in China have tried
to portray the execution of Zheng Xiaoyu,
former head of that country's State Food and
Drug Administration, as an effective cure for
the corruption behind the export of dangerous
and sometimes deadly food products and med-
ications. But the rot is systemic. It can hardly
be excised by sentencing a high-profile official
to death.
While it may be a positive sign that the
Communist Party has acknowledged China's
failures to regulate food and drug safety, this
is the least that could be expected. After all, a
long list of Chinese products have recently
caused sickness and death in North and South
America and in Asia. Among them are tooth-
paste, fish and other seafood, pet food, toys,
and various medicines. If everything made in
China can be considered to share the same
brand name, that brand has suffered a very
costly blow to its reputation.
Perhaps the most revealing signs of just how
sensitive the government has become to inter-
national suspicions about the unreliability of
Chinese products are the official assurances it
has issued about the food to be served to ath-
letes coming to Beijing next year for the sum-
mer Olympic games. "All the procedures
involving Olympic food, including produc-
tion, processing, packaging, storing, and trans-
porting will be closely monitored," an official

with the State Administration for Industry
and Commerce pledged this Week.
The special care taken for food at the
Olympics will do no more to clean out the
corruption in China, however, than the dra-
conian punishments meted out to a few promi-
nent bribe-taking officials. Thus far, there has
been no government effort to identify, prose-
cute, and punish the bribe-givers. Indeed, after
a Chinese newspaper referred by name to
some of the companies allegedly doing the
bribing, China's Central Propaganda Depart-
ment told two major Chinese Internet por-
tals to remove the article from their sites. The
offending article vanished the same day.
This governmental compulsion to control
information goes to the core of China's cor-
ruption syndrome. Where a single political
party maintains a monopoly on power, the
only reforms that can be tolerated are those
that suit the ruling party's interests.
Since the Communist Party elites still feel
threatened by a free press, they go on refusing
to let in the cleansing sunshine of criticism.
China was able to export products that
killed dozens of people not because of one
corrupt official but because of its one-party
system, its lack of a truly free press, and its sav-
age style of unregulated capitalism.
(* These articles are from The Associated
Press and the Boston Globe 2007)

What we

can all do to

cut crime

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE role and function of
prosecution in our criminal
justice system demands
immediate attention by our
government. Our Courts are
in shambles and due to very
good work by our Police
Force the backlog of cases
continue to escalate, result-
ing in persons accused of very
serious crimes being given
bail after years in prison with-
out trial. The Police suspect
that some of these persons on
bail may be responsible for
any number of the crimes of
violence perpetrated against
our citizens. For years I have
complained through letters to
the press of what I saw as a
growing problem in the
courts. The situation during
the Sir Lynden Pindling era,
continued into the Hubert
Ingraham and the Perry
Christie era. In recent years
the situation worsened.
Public prosecution is an
important component in our
criminal justice system. Pros-
ecution of an offender is the
duty of the Police, the Attor-
ney General (Director of Pub-
lic Prosecutions) and the
Courts (Magistrate and
Supreme Courts). The Direc-
tor of Public Prosecution is on
the staff of the Attorney Gen-
eral. He/she is a public ser-
vant, who conducts prosecu-
tions on behalf of the State.
He is provided with an ade-
quate number of legal staff to
carry out the functions. Police
Prosecutors have always car-
ried this function in the Mag-
istrates? Courts, with a great
measure of success.
While it is the responsibility
of prosecutors to try and
secure convictions, they need
not be overwhelmingly con-
cerned with the outcome of
the trial. They are officers of
the courts and are required to
present a truthful picture
before the courts. Even
though they appear on behalf
of the State, it is equally their
duty to see that accused per-
sons do not suffer in an unfair
and unethical manner. They
have to be truthful and impar-
tial so that even the accused
persons receive justice.
Our courts generally believe
in the individualisation of sen-
tences, which could depend
on the seriousness of the
crime, the age of the accused,

his previous background and
other possible factors before
imposing sentence. The pros-
ecutor is expected to use his
discretion when arguing for
adequate punishment.
The present state of our
Courts has placed the prose-
cutors at a disadvantage. 'The
mere fact that important cases
could take three, four or even
five years to get to trial, has
given defence attorneys a dis-
tinct advantage, which they
have been known to use effec-
tively in our courts. Witnesses
tend to forget minor details
and when cross-examined by
defence attorneys are made
to appear to be untruthful and
dishonest as they present their
facts to the jury.
As a result good Police
work goes down the drain
when persons, if tried earlier
may have been convicted. In
addition to the foregoing it is
very well known that witness-
es have disappeared, been
threatened or bribed not to
appear or to appear a-nd give
contrary evidence in the
It is said, that; "conm munity
Safety is everybody's respon-
sibility and Crime Prevention
is everyone's business." I sub-
mit that the condition of our
courts has a direct affect on
the present crime trend in our
country. Communities must
lobby to get this serious situa-
tion addressed with some
The Police cannot, prevent
murders. Their job is to inves-
tigate and arrest the offend-
ers. The murderer knows his
victim, selects the weapon, the
time date and place. This
information is not privy to the
Police. J Edgar Hoover, the
famous FBI Director once
said, that the Police: are pow-
erless to prevent murders and
he used as his example the
assassinations of US Presi-
dents with well trained Secret
Service personnel around
In a review of the motives
for most of our murders in
The Bahamas I have found
that in many instances the vic-
tims could have taken some
precautionary measures or

preventative action them-
selves. Following are my rec-
ommendations to potential
Anger management
appears to be non-existent in
our country. Do not get into
arguments. Walk away rapid-
ly. Remember what used to
be fist fights are now knives
and guns.
You are living with a hus-
band or sweetheart, who bru-
talises you. One day his vio-
lence against you will end in
your death. Leave him. Get a
Court Order for him to stay
away from you.
Parents can talk to their
children, who are in gangs.
Their future is bleak. Death
can occur at any time. It may
be necessary to send them
away for a while. Many of our
youthful victims are reported-
ly members of gangs.
There are women in our
country, who are provided for
by men, who pay the rent,
purchase food and clothing,
etc. Many of these men are
very jealous and are violent.
Men should stay away from
these women. Their lives are
in danger when they date and
have affairs with such women.
If you borrow money from
the Drug Lord. Pay him or
leave the country until you
can. The same applies if you
double-cross him in any deal
or agreement.
If you steal the Drug Lord
drugs or money. Leave town.
Disappear. Do not date the
Drug Lord's woman.
Important witnesses in
serious crime cases must be
very alert. Report suspicious
persons and incidents to the
Police. Request Witness Pro-
If you are a victim of an
armed robbery. Do what the
bandit says. Don't be a dead
hero. Use your observation
and senses, that may assist in
identification later.
We must be aware that
many of the murders commit-
ted in our country have been
what the Americans call "hit
men". The paid assassins
could be from outside The
Finally, help your Police
Force to protect you from

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OIn brief

in Cuba
FIDEL Castro said
Wednesday the island's com-
munist system has become
plagued by "irritating inequal-
ities and privileges" that have
left the poor bitter and angry,
according to Associated Press.
Turning a more critical eye
on Cuban life than he has
since falling ill and giving up
power almost a year ago, the
80-year-old Castro said in ah
essay published in state-run
newspapers "we are not a
consumer society."
But he bemoaned that
some Cubans use foreign cur-
rency sent from relatives
abroad or brought to the
island by tourists to set up ille-
gal sources of profit. This
while they continue to enjoy
ration cards, free housing and
health care and other social
"Not everyone receives
convertible currency from
abroad, something which is
not illegal but which at times
creates irritating inequalities
and privileges in a country
that does its utmost to supply
vital services free of charge
to the entire population,"
Cuba's "Maximum Leader"
wrote in the essay titled "self-
criticism of Cuba."
"The real and visible lack
of equality and the lack of
pertinent information gives
way to critical opinions, espe-
cially in the neediest sectors,"
Castro wrote.
Signed Tuesday, Castro's
treatise was the latest in a
string of "Reflections of the
Commander In Chief" he has
begun penning every few
The U.S. dollar was widely
used in Cuba until 2004, when
the government took steps to
remove it from circulation
and promote the convertible
peso which now trades at
an official rate 8 percent high-
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Need for community involvement

stressed as murder rate rises

AFTER a series of "sense-
less" killings, the rapid rise in
the murder rate has Bahamians
crying out that crime has spi-
raled out of control and many
are looking to the Royal
Bahamas Police Force for
As reported by The Tribune,
an 18-year-old man was stabbed
to death on Thursday night,
becoming the country's 44th
murder victim for the year.
On Friday, the victim's fami-
ly positively identified the body
as that of Elima Souffrant, a
resident of Farrington Road.

According to a statement
released by Assistant Superin-
tendent Walter Evans, Mr Souf-
frant was walking along Mead-
ow Street around 8pm on
Thursday night, in the vicinity of
Parker Street, when he was
reportedly approached by two
men who stabbed him multiple
Mr Evans added that police
are actively looking for the
assailants, and by the day's end
hope to have a suspect in cus-
Reports have surfaced that
former Minister of Health, Dr
Bernard Nottage, attempted to
revive the victim at the scene

of the crime. However, The Tri-
bune could not reach Dr Not-
tage for verification or comment
up to press time.


According to Royal Bahamas
Police Force (RBPF) statistics,
prior to Thursday's homicide,
70 per cent of murder victims
in the first half of 2007 were
men between the ages 18 and
While this is an "area of
growing concern" for the police
force, officials at the RBPF
insist stronger community

involvement needs to occur in
order to combat this "alarming"
Mr Evans maintains that
while the RBPF is "doing every-
thing they can" to fight the war
on crime, they need assistance
from the public to combat all
social ills.
"It can't just be the police, it
must be a holistic approach
between the [RBPF] and the
community. The police are
doing all they can do, but it can-
not be done alone. The com-
munity must be a part of the
approach," Mr Evans told The
Tribune on Friday morning. ,
He added that the police

force has certain measures in
place to work within communi-
ties in the fight against crime.
"Our community relations
department has consistent and
ongoing initiatives, and these
programmes are very much
alive to reach out and try to
reform some of these issues
going on in the country,"'Mr
Evans said.
Despite these initiatives, the
serious crime rate is on a steady
incline. And according to the
present murder rate, the coun-
try is on track to reach an
unprecedented count of 80
homicides before the end of the

Rabbis arrive to meet with Jewish community


about them and pray for their
well-being and welfare."

Saying that they are "some-

communities like Israel and
back in New York. It can be

upbringing, knowledge, your
observance level, we are all

BRINGING blessings and The Rabbis said that a major what like a mobile Judaic cen- seen no matter where you are one people.. We are trying to
warm regards from the Jewish goal of their organisation, tre," the Rabbis noted that they world over." strip away the labels of differ-
community at large, Rabbis Chabad Lubavitch, is to try and are here to bring blessing and The Rabbi went on to say ence and trying to find a point
Chaim Zaklos and Mendel take care of the spiritual and, protection to the homes of their that his organisation tries to of common ground where we
Kalmenson made a stopover whenever possible, physical Jewish followers in the enhance and help Jews living could unite as one people,
visit to Grand Bahama and New needs of members of Jewish Bahamas. outside of the larger communi- especially now days.
Providence to meet with local communities. "It is our objective to light ty to fulfill their needs. As a part of their community
members of the Jewish corn- Headed by Rabbi M M the Jewish spark that is found in "We highlight and focus on building effort while in New
munity. Schneersohn, the Chabad every Jew," said Rabbi Kalmen- Jewish unity and finding a Providence, the two hosted a
"Even though, geographical- Lubavitch organisation has 170 son. "We want to show the common denominator, as Shabbat dinner and service.
ly, we are divided from the oth- divinity students distributed beauty of Judaism. We want to opposed to that which For further information,
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Scotiabank purchases medical supplies for diabetic youths

ousness of the illness and the
cost factor involved in managing
it, Scotiabank purchased a six-
month supply of the medication
for several diabetic children.
Debra Wood, senior manager
of marketing and public rela-
tions at Scotiabank, said that
living with diabetes is difficult
for anyone, but especially for
young children.
"At Scotiabank, we recognize
that much of the burden falls
on the parents who are faced
with ensuring that their children
have the medication needed to
"Hence, we demonstrated our
good corporate citizenship by
purchasing insulin, lancets, test
strips and daily blood sugar
testers for the children, which
will help relieve some of the
financial burden that many of
their parents face. Helping those
in need, especially children is an
essential part of the way we do
business at Scotiabank."
Accepting the gift on some
of the children's behalf were
founding members of the
Bahamas Diabetic Association
and mothers of diabetic chil-
dren Diana Pinder and Ethel
They were joined by three of
the children Timia Simms,
Pycewell Pageot and Naomi
Ms Pinder said: "It was just
wonderful to hear that Scotia-
bank would be making such a
donation, and I know it means

The Anglican Church of St. Mary The
Virgin is seeking the services of a
professional organist/choir director.

The duties of the
director include providing

organ music

at the principal services of the church,
training and practicing the choir, and
supervising and training the assistant

Applicants should be in possession of
acceptable qualifications from recognized
professional institutions, familiar with church
music of all forms, and preferably have
experience in Anglican worship. Salary and
other, benefits will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

Application forms and other details
regarding the position are available
from the church office on the corner of
Virginia and Augusta Streets, or by
telephoning 322-9444.

* PICTURED (1 to r) in the back row, are: Ms Knowles; Mrs
Wood; and Scotiabank's assistant manager of marketing,and
public relations, Andrea Myers. Front row: Ms Simms, Ms
Brown, Mr Pageot and Ms. Pinder.

so much to the children as well
as their parents. We appreciate
all the help that we can get
because many of the children
who we help, live in adverse
conditions and have to cope
with their illnesses, as well. We

sincerely thank Scotiabank for
The Bahamas Diabetic Asso-
ciation's summer camp runs
from July 23 to July 27 this year.
Interested persons can call the
BDA at 356-2349.


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This week Days Gone By looks back

at some of the musical acts that were

proud to call the Bahamas home.

* JULY 2 1982- Back home in the Bahamas after a successful engagement in Atlantic City,
Ronnie Armbrister performs at the Tradewinds Lounge in the former Paradise Island Resort and

S_ DECEMBER 8, 1984 A young K.B.
(Kirkland Bodie) is a front man for the band
M JANUARY 111991 Cool (Paul Thompson) Ego Trip, a group from Grand Bahama. Seated
and Cold (Joey Ellis) celebrate their naming from left is Sidney Rolle, bassist, and Dave
as the number one rap group in the Bahamas. Cooper, lead guitarist. Standing from left is
Their first two singles Listen up and So Strong lead singer Kirland Bodie and George
were well received by the public. Delancy, drummer.

* JUNE 25 1982 Stevie Wonder was at Dr OFFFFF's Performance on Bahamian night in New
Orleans. He sent a message to Tyrone Fitzgerald asking him personally for a copy if their latest
single Get Involved.

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The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Marilyn Tinker
11:00 a.m. Election of Officers
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Board of Children, Youth & Young Adults
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* FEBRUARY 10,1984 -
High Voltage the group that
would eventually give birth to
the Grammy award winning
Baha Men being honoured at
the Music Maker of the Year
Awards in Grand Bahama
when they were voted best
recording group of 1983 in the

* THE Deep Changers before
their appearance at a concert
opening for Yvette Dorsette.
From left are Anthony
Knowles, Anthony Lowe,
Jeffrey Chea, Warren Carter,
Tyrone Thompson, (kneeling).


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

Pastor:H. Mills

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

Grounded In The ]

Worship Time: 11am & 7pm

S litlay School: 9:45am

Priaver Time: 6:30pin

Place: The Madeira Shopping

I'(astor Knowles can be heard
e(/ ,h Sunday morning on
Jov 101.9 acl 8:30a.m

Past & Geared To the Future

I ^_ < 1

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O. Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
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11:30 a.m.Speaker:

Pastor Lyall Bethel

( 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.
SMidweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
SSisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)

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

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

P.O.Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
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Transformers effects

dazzle but don't make

whole fim shine i

Starring: Shia LaBeouf,
Megan Fox

WHEN you see director
Michael Bay's name attached
to a movie, you know what
you're in for. Bad Boys I & II,
Armageddon and, most recent-
ty, The Island have all show-
cased his talents for filling the
screen with big, shiny cars and
helicopters . Then blowing
them up.
' So if you're hoping for a
change of direction with Trans-
formers which features two
hours of giant robots smashing
things to pieces you may be
Based loosely on the eight-
ies' toys and cartoons of the
same name, the film opens with
p monologue about a war on a
distant planet which has result-
ed in two factions of robots
(which can "transform" from
pnachine to vehicle) searching
for a giant, life-giving cube that
has arrived on earth. Or some-
thing. Sound ridiculous? You
ain't heard nothing yet: A high
school teenager, Sam
(LeBeouf), soon becomes the
target of these alien machines
thanks to a pair of spectacles
that belonged to his late adven-
turer grandfather which he's
trying to sell on eBay! I kid you
Meanwhile, US soldiers
based in the Middle East find
themselves stomped on by a
transformer in the desert and
in combat against a huge met-
al scorpion understandably
raising government concerns
that something odd is going
These and several other silly
plot threads, finally converge in
an epic showdown between
good and evil on the streets of
Los Angeles.
Even by the standards of
movies of this nature, the plot

* THIS image released by DreamWorks LLC and Paramount shows a scene from the new film,
"Transformers," based on a popular cartoon and toy craze of the 1980s. The sci-fi saga Trans-
formers, DreamWorks and Paramount's big-screen take on the Hasbro toys, debuted with $67.6
million in ticket sales in its first weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, July 8, 2007.

and script of Transformers are
incredibly lame. LaBeouf's
good natured performance

what could have been a fun
summer flick into a clock watch-
. ing exercise for anyone over

The final half hour when
Bay unleashes the best
computer generated effects
I've ever seen is almost
worth the ticket price.

aside, too'many dull characters. the age nf e'chi h lorE kfinili\
some really dodgy dialogue, and ,hebeins. to tind lpe.al I t .. th1
a nonsensical premise, turn enad.

(AP Photo/Dream Works-File)

And, to be fair, the final half
hour when Bay unleashes the
best computer generated effects
I've ever seen is almost worth
the ticket price.
Here we get to see the Trans-
formers in all their rusty, clunky
glory as they turn into planes,
trucks and cars, topple build-
ings and generally throw each
other around in the California
It's an awesome climax, but it
takes an awfully long time to
get there and afterwards you
can't help but wonder: if com-
puters are capable of creating
visuals this spectacular can't
we get them to write the scripts
as well'?

* PAUL Thompson Jr

Respected Grand

Bahama police

officer passes

Tribune Freeport Reporter
known senior police officer on
Grand Bahama was found
dead at his home in Freeport
yesterday morning.
Assistant Superintendent of
Police Paul Thompson Jr, 45,
was discovered around 7am in
his bed at his apartment in
Tudor Gardens.
Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming said Mr
Thompson's son had gone
over to the apartment to assist
his father in preparing his uni-
form for work and found him
Mr Thompson, who was
known for his zero tolcrance'-
to crime, served as second in

command at the Eight Mile
Rock Division. He was a very
hefty officer who had battled
with losing weight for quite
Mr Thompson is the son of
former Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police for Grand
Bahama Paul Thompson Sr.
Supt Rahming said that the
Police Department on Grand
Bahama is deeply saddened
by Mr Thompson's sudden
passing. He extended his con-
dolences to the Thompson
Many Grand Bahama resi-
dents were also shocked and
saddened by the passing of Mr
Thompson, ,hpo, was very
familiar to many persons,
including members of the
news media.

New mothers receive

Independence Day gifts

LOWE'S Wholesale brought
delight to expectant mothers in
the PMH public ward with a
donation of 23 gift packages.
, Distribution of the gift pack-
'ages began with the first baby
born on the Independence Day
The mothers received a full
starter kit and are now well
equipped to begin caring for
their new babies. Included in
the gift packages were Baby
Magic lotion, shampoo wash,
and powder, Desitin Creamy
Ointment, Chubs Baby Wipes
and Panadol Children's Drops.
Lisa Deveaux, assistant hos-

pital administrator, was instru-
mental in aiding Lowe's Whole-
sale with the donation process.
"We are appreciative of the
gesture and can always use
assistance from civic, private
and social organizations" she
said. "PMH is always grateful
for donations, not matter what
the size, quantity or amount."
Charles Skippings, brand
manager at Lowe's Wholesale,
is an expert in the area of baby
products. "As distributors of
baby products we work with
companies who have the best
interest of new mothers at heart
because a special focus on

Russian treats on

at Green Parrot

A GROUP of Russians and
Bahamians have organised a din-
ner tonight consisting of several
Russian delicacies, to he held at
the Green Parrot tonight.
The meal will include Russian
smoked sausages aqd kebabs,
vegetable salad and fruits and
will be served outdoors under
the gazebo.'
Beverages on sale will include

some famous Russian.beers,
such as Premium Beer Baltika;
the refreshing Russian malt
drink "KVAS" and mineral
The event starts at 6pm and
closes at midnight. Organisers
say it will also include the
screening of popular Russian
movie Barber of the Siberia at

health care is what Lowe's
Wholesale is all about."

N PICTURED left to right
are Noelle Dorsett, marketing
co-ordinator, Lowe's
Wholesale, Sister Cartwright,
Nursing Officer II, PMH;
Charles Skippimigs, brand
manager, Lowe's Wholesale;
Lisa Deveaux assistant
hospital administrator, PMH.


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C F A L"
Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 13 July 2007
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX CLOSE 1.833.21 / CHG 03.67 / %CHO 00.20 / YTD 157.02 / YTD % 09 37 '
*: .. i-L. A ,: : U. .' ,P.-: .:ui': i- D.-e T:a i :. e C i...j 1-i D ai, . :ci FS g. D i. P E '.elJ
1.0 3 0.54t .-.L a :.:. -.1-,,..:l ',;1 1.., 1O 4 M :0r ) r:. i o N F.i 0 009 .
12.05 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.527 0.400 7.6 3.45%
9.41 7.49 Bank of Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 0.733 0.260 12.8 2.77%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.013 0.020 N/M 2.35%
3.65 1.48 Bahamas Waste 3.65 3.65 0.00 0.279 0.060 13.1 1.64%
1.49 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.48 1.48 0.00 0.064 0.020 23.1 1.35%
10.74 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.60 10.60 0.00 700 0.949 0.240 11.2 2.26%
2.35 1.80 Colina Holdings 2.35 2.35 0.00 0.281 0.080 8.4 3.40%
15.00 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 14 77 1500 0.23 9,309 1.152 0.680 13.0 4.53%
6.32 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.19 6.32 0.13 0.112 0.050 55.4 0.81%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.30 2.30 0.00 0.281 0.000 8.2 0.00%
6.40 5.54 Famguard 6.20 6.20 0.00 0.694 0.240 8.9 3.87%
12.70 11.50 Finco 1270 12.70 0.00 0.787 0.570 16.1 4.49%
14.70 12.43 FirstCaribbean 14.63 14.63 0.00 0.977 0.470 14.6 3.21%
20.01 11.15 Focol 20.01 20.0d -0.01 1,000 1.657 0.520 12.1 2.60%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.64 0.64 0.00 0.415 0.000 1.5 0.00%
10.20 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
9.90 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.90 9.90 0.00 0.946 0.580 10.5 5.86%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fidelity Over-Trh-C(.,ujner SecurlIt-s -
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol ,.- ij :- L ,st P.,., "cilI, '.,1 EPS t DrC' $ PIE Yield
14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14 60 15.60 16.00 1.234 1.185 12.6 8.12%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 0.034 0.000 11.8 0.00%
Colinal Over-The-Counter Securities :-
43.00 28.00 ABDAB J I ,: J 3:, C":'1 2 220 0 000 194 0 00%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 1,1 60 15.50 14.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funrls '
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V rTD L.il 12 r.,.,nih- D.. I Ye :..
1.3467 1.2969 Colina Money Market Fund 1.346656*
3.2920 2.9218 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3 2920-*
2.7399 2.4415 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.739935*
1.2576 1.1820 Colina Bond Fund 1.25?576'"'
11.6049 11.0691 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.6049.*"
FINDEX CLOSE '32465 YTID 11.12% / 2006 34.47% --'' "'I,
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000O00 MARKET FIrA-.. YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-Hi liflgh(s closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing p ice in, [;it 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 6 July 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week ** 30 June 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol Number of trlal Shales traded today NAV Net Asset Value 31 May 2007
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....- 30 Juo n2007
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Health and wellness exhibit opened

,'- . ,_ --,

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* MINISTER of Health and Social Development, Dr Hubert Minnis, officially opened the Min-
istry's Health and Wellness exhibition at the Mall at Marathon on Thursday, July 12. Dr Minnis is
pictured at the microphone.

I By Bahamas Information
HEALTH and Social Devel-
opment Minister Dr Hubert
Minnis launched a fresh appeal
it, Bahamians to live healthier
lilcstvles as more and more
deaths in the country are result-
ing fiom chronic, non-commu-
nicable diseases.
-" hese diseases, such as dia-
lices. high blood pressure,
cor onary heart disease and can-
cei account for approximately
om et 50 per cent of the deaths in
this country and a contributory
factor is the way we presently
live," Dr Minnis said.



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He was speaking on Thurs-
day at the official opening the
Health and Wellness exhibition
at the Mall.at Marathon on
Thursday morning.
"Hence, in order to reduce
the level of non-communicable
diseases we need to make some
lifestyle changes," said Dr Min-
A number of health exhibits
outlining the dangers of smok-
ing, high blood pressure and
dental diseases were on display
at the mall. Many persons col-
lected health brochures and
stopped to view the numerous
pictures on display.
The 100-day health challenge

was launched on July 2 under
the theme: 'Healthy body, mind
and heart, let's do our part.'
The Ministry of Health and
Social Development in con-
junction with the Public Hospi-
tals Authority. private health
organizations, non-governmen-
tal organizations and the media
committed to the number of
activities in an effort to decrease
the mortality rate of Bahami-
ans who die of chronic, non-
communicable diseases, Dr
Minnis said.
He said that the link between
these diseases and the death
rate has "strengthened our
resolve to ensure that the gen-
eral public is fully aware of the
tremendous benefits of adopt-
ing healthy lifestyles."
One way toward achieving
that end is through education,
he said, and the health fair,
exhibition, and health screen-
ing is a start in the quest Tor i
healthy nation.
"Take advantage of the
screenings. make sure you have
your blood sugar and blood
pressure checked," he urged
those attending. "Be sure to
take the handouts on nutrition.
on keeping your heart healthy




Bahamas Fashion Week
Cinema Trade Show

Saturday, July 14th
9:00am 9:00pm

Admission is Free!

Ladies sign up and win Pantene's
Woman of Color campaign. Two
young ladies will be selected from
the entries to receive treatment
hair analysis over an 8 week
Pantene Educator will demon- .
state to you the wonders of
Pantene Women of Color hair
care products.
At the Bahamas Fashion Week ,
Trade Show, on July 14, 2007 at
the New Providence Community

Call 242-326-3707
for more information!

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* PERMANENT secretary, Barbara Burrows (left), Ministry of Health and Social Development
talks with nurse Alkeltha Colebrooke (right) at the Ministry's Health and Wellness exhibition.
(Photos: Raymond Bethel)

and how to prevent other
chronic non-communicable dis-
He reminded them of their "'
"passport to healthy living" on
which is recorded a person's
vital information.
"It will serve as a progress
indicator of healthy living while
providing the necessary tips for
healthy living, as well as the
important principles of the ..
National Dietary Food Guide,"'
he said.
The Ministry of Health can-
not succeed with the 100-day
challenge in isolation, said Dr
Minnis. He encouraged all civic
and community organisation
and businesses to join in the
"We must each do our part
in' this ongoing process of
achieving healthy bodies, minds
and hearts," he said. "Please
establish a Healthy Dozen Club
in rf--u iinstitutions/club/office
and register with the Healthy
Lifestyles secretariat today."

E MINISTER of Health and
Social Development, Dr
Hubert Minnis and permanent a' 4 .
secretary Barbara Burrows


The public is advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for LEAD FREE gasoline *
sold by ESSO will become effective on Thursday 121 July, 2007.

$ S $

ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 4.05 4.05 4.49
SA Limited


ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 3.95 4.13 4.55
S.A. Limited


ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 4.05 4.28 4.67
SA. Limited


ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 4.06 4.30 4.70
S.A. Limited


NOTICE is hereby given that SEAN RICHARD WRIGHT
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 7TH day of JULY, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Who can succeed Perry Christie?

T HE Progressive Liber-
al Party's convention in
November could be the site of
Nassau's newest fight club as a
political mle6e is anticipated as
several eager politicians are
expected to be jockeying for the
posts of leader and deputy
As the debate continues
about former Prime Minister
Perry Christie's future as party
leader, it is without question
that the time has come for Mr
Christie to step down. After
serving a single term, Mr
Christie's party suffered a crush-
ing defeat and seemingly has
yet to recover from their elec-
tion thumping.
During the five years that he
led the country, Mr Christie was
accused of indecision and
seemed incapable of making
decisions without a multitude
of opinions. He was at the van-
guard of a unruly Cabinet and a
government that was entangled
in allegations of corruption.
Although the former PM
* promised accountability, trans-
parency and a strict adherence
to his much-hyped Code of
Ethics, he seemingly turned a
blind eye to the scandals and
the accusations of nasty goings-
on that plagued his administra-
While Mr Christie was a fan-
cy talker (little action) who
dithered for a considerable pro-

portion of his term, I do credit
him with maintaining a stable
economy, initiating the Urban
Renewal Programme that he
championed to provide oppor-
tunities for inner city residents
and discourage crime, his deci-
sion to revitalize historic Nassau
and relocate the ports, the
establishment of the Clifton
Heritage Park and his efforts to
attract foreign investors/capital
to our shores.

After serving a
single term, Mr
Christie's party
suffered a
crushing defeat
and seemingly
has yet to
recover from
their election

With that said, as with most
former leaders of countries that
suffer election defeats, Mr
Christie must begin grooming
potential successors and should
step down in the coming
months. In Canada, which is
also a parliamentary democracy



that adheres to the statutes of
the Westminster system, when
the Liberal party was ousted,
former Prime Minister Paul
Martin not only relinquished his
post as parliamentary leader,
but also resigned as party
leader. Martin's resignation
came within two months of his
party's defeat.

Who will lead the PLP after
Mr Christie's departure?

K knowledgeable sources
say that the main con-
tenders for the leadership of the
PLP are Dr Bernard Nottage,
Obie Wilchcombe, Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, and to a less-
er extent Fred Mitchell and
Vincent Peet.
Although Cynthia 'Mother'
Pratt is currently the party's
deputy leader, it is highly
unlikely that she would throw
her hat into a leadership rum-
Former Health Minister Dr
Bernard Nottage is a top con-
tender in a potential leadership
face-off. Dr Nottage, who is also
seen as a prot6g6 of the late Sir

I B S 0 N

Lynden Pindling, is a veteran
politician who is known as an
adept coordinator and well-
known to the rank and file of
his party.
Dr Nottage's main opposi-
tion, however, is expected to
come from those elements with-
in his party that do not regard
him as a party loyalist, particu-
larly since he left, led his own
party and vociferously chastised
the PLP, then abandoned his
CDR party and crept back to
the PLP at the party's 2005 con-
vention. Another shortcoming
that could hinder Nottage's
ascension to the leadership post
is his age (senior citizen), as
many party stalwarts may now
be seeking a youthful leader
who would not only be able to
lead the party in the interim but
possibly lor another 10-15 years.
Dr Nottage has the experi-
ence and talent, but will the par-
ty's delegates and young turks
accept him?
Obie Wilchcombe, a two
term MP, is considered a most
formidable candidate to be
leader. Mr Wilchcombe is well-
liked among party delegates,
has experience in both the

House of Assembly and the
Senate and is youthful and quite
charismatic. A leadership con-
frontation between Nottage and
Wilchcombe could cause a
splinter within the PLP.

A lyson Mavnard-Gib-
son is said to have led
a conservative fringe party at
some point before she entered

A high ranking
PLP, without
hesitation, said
that when the
issue of leadership
arises, Fred
Mitchell can be
discounted as a
non factor".

frontline politics as a member of
the PLP. Although Mrs Gibson
is a viable contender, she is seen
as potentially divisive, appears
to be pompous and hot-head-
ed and is not seen as the most
engaging or affable challenger.
Recently, Mrs Gibson has been

heavily ci itici/z cd l ,i \h iii
appeared to be iniianei utiiLiImc,
made in an atteiiiptl to hilm
during the budget debaitc in ihic
Senate. After an elecltl Il
spanking in the Pinewood con
stituency, Mrs Gi(bson is siud to
have been shell-shocked
demanding recount iallt
recount in disbelief. In a lead
ership race, she would gi; In.W
strong support, but onl cinoueih
to finish third.
A high ranking I[PL, wil hnt
hesitation, said that x\\hen tlhe
issue of leadership mi ises. f rcd
Mitchell can he discounted as
a "lightweight non la ;ilot
Vincent Peet would also be
an interesting candidate in lhc
leadership race. Mr Peet has
parliamentary experiieice.
charisma and unexpectedly
recaptured his seat in North
Andros although bets were
against him. While he has beeii
embroiled in scandal, he (oi
Alfred Gray, if he enters) can
be the sleeper candidate that
could threaten the chances ol
those stronger contenders if he
is simply counted out.
While the most probal)lc
outcome of a PLP leadership
fight may likely result in i Jbie
Wilchcombe and Bernmiid Not-
tage in the roles ofl leader and
deputy leader, one thing is for
certain, and that is, Mr C'hiistie
must ready himself to graceful-
ly bow out! 0
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How to find hope and control for our future


HELP! Help! Help!
Everywhere you turn,
people are crying "help!"
It's not only cries from
wounds or broken bones caused
by auto accidents. It is not just
cries from painful robberies
experienced the night before.
It is the loud cries from wound-
ed and hurting families who feel
trapped, alienated, confused
and powerless. It is the cries
from tired parents, love hungry
teenagers, and angry spouses.
It is the cries from exhausted
parents who are just about to
give up on their troublesome,
drug-crazed teenagers.
It is the cries from school
teachers whose skills seem inept
against the defiant and violent
behaviour of the disrespectful
students. It is the crises from vic-
tims of rape, robbery, abuse, and
theft. It is the cries from families
* of murdered individuals.
There are even more cries
coming from behind prison
walls where many feel the pain
of rejection. The rejection of
their parents and peers early in
their lives led them to lives of
hurting others just to get even.
It is true that not all who need
help are crying. These tearless
citizens are numbed by either
' the prolonged, painful journey
of life they have experienced,
or they were never truly taught
right from wrong. They have no
idea they are in a mess.
People are crying because
they do not know what to do.
Some are crying because deep
down inside they know they
have placed themselves in the
vicious cycle of pain and plea-
sure, ups and downs. Their only
knowledge of how to relieve the
pain or how to get out of the
mess isn't working. The truth is
most people are crying because
they have been too stubborn to
learn, too stubborn to change,
and too proud to admit their
faults. They have locked them-
selves as it seems in a bottomless
pit of shameful deceits where
the slippery walls of ignorance
and pride surround them pre-
venting any attempt to get out..
How can we fix this? Is their
hope for our families? Is there
hopefor our nation? Yes there
is hope, but only after we apply
the following basic four ingre-


T o fix our families and
nation we first need
lots of brain power. Everyone
has a brain but too many are
lacking the mental energy to do
something about what is wrong.
Too many are lacking the intel-
lect, knowledge and ethos that
are so greatly needed at this
time in our nation. Historically
it seems that we are more
famous for just standing by and
"leaving it alone" or not prob-
ing deeply into the reasons for
our nation's problems. Or is it
we are not really aware that
there is a problem? I can hear
many shouting "What is
wrong?" or "If it isn't broken
don't fix it."

Too long have we stood on
the side and let negative tradi-
tions and so-called cultural
norms take control of our soci-
ety. Every citizen can develop
this brain power. Having the
brain power means that we are
willing to think, change, feel and
then act. Having the brain
means that we are willing to say
that something is wrong. Having
the brain power means that we
are not sleeping but wide awake
and have not allowed the pain
around us to sap us or own abil-
ity to think and reason.


A another important
ingredient for change
is the ability to feel the pain that
surrounds us. It is allowing our-
selves to get angry at what is
wrong in our society. Francis
Shaffer in his book "A Time for
Anger the Myth of Neutral-
ity" reminds us that if there is
anyone who should be angry
and do something about the ills
in the society it is the Christian.
How can we sit down like cold,
insensitive creatures and do not
allow ourselves to be touched
by the pain of others? How can
we not shed tears over the loss
of innocent lives? How can we

Too long have
we stood on the
side and let
traditions and
cultural norms
take control of
our society.

not weep over the repeated sex-
ual molestation of innocent
toddlers by persons whom they
should trust? How can we not
cry over the teenage girl preg-
nant with her third child and
dying of AIDS? How can we
not feel the pain of a 15-year-
old boy who is raped by his
uncle? How can we not get
angry at the husband who
leaves his faithful wife for
another woman, gets her preg-
nant, and expects his wife to
take care of the baby?- How can
we not get angry when visiting
pastors' wives from abroad are
solicited for sex by make-
believe good-natured men who
are really male prostitutes?
How can we not get emotional
when married men enjoy being
seduced in a public night club
by female lap dancers? How
can we not get angry when
mothers leave their children at
home while they go out all night
on the town having multiple sex
We must feel it. Until we are
able to feel the pain and allow
our emotions to get involved,
we will not be able to fix the
problem. We need the intellect
so badly, but we also need the
feelings. When we have intel-



lect (brain power) without feel-
ings we have a cold family or
society. Let's start feeling.

After utilizing our brain
and emotional pow-
ers we must now
have the muscle po, r \[e can-
not just talk and cry about the
problem, we must get up and
do something about it. Having
the muscle power means that
after going through the mental
processes of reasoning from
cause to effect, and allowing
ourselves to feel, we now put
into action what has been dis-
cussed. In truth when we allow
ourselves to honestly think and
feel we create an energy to get
up and go. It calls for everyone
doing their part, no matter how
small. We cannot be satisfied
being labelled lazy or docile.
Muscle power does not only
mean marching against crime
or attending important planning
meetings. It is more important-
ly participating in the process
of change. Having the muscle
power means we will leave our
prayer meetings empowered to
act. We must remember not
doing a thing after we finish
praying makes our prayer null
and void. We need praying peo-
ple who can work. This brings
me to the next ingredient.


W hat is greatly need-
ed today is the spir-
itual power to change our
nation. The forces of evil are
surrounding and weakening us.
Having spiritual powernmeans
that we are relying on God to
give us the wisdom and strength
to make the change first in our
own lives and then in the live of
others. It is admitting that the
evil forces are too great to bat-
tle alone. The Apostle Paul says
in Ephesians 6:10-13. (New Liv-
ing Translation):
10. "A final word: Be strong
with the Lord's mighty power.
11. Put on all of God's armour
so that you will be able to stand
firm against all strategies and
tricks of the Devil. 12. For we
are not fighting against people
made of flesh and blood, but
against the evil rulers and
authorities of the unseen world,
against those mighty powers of
darkness who rule this world,
and against wicked spirits in the
heavenly realms. 13. Use every
piece of God's armor to resist
the enemy in the time of evil, so
that after the battle you will still
be standing firm.
"Unless we allow the trans-
forming power of the Holy Spir-
it to take control of our lives,
another powerful force
(although not as powerful) will
overwhelm us. Too many of us
under estimates the power of


Satan. His main mission is to
"seek out those he can destroy."
His main target is the family.
If he can weaken the family
then the church. government.
and the community is lost. We
' must be spiritually alert not to
allow the subtle power of the
devil to overtake us. We are
told in 1 Peter 5:8:
"Be careful! Watch out for
attacks from the Devil, your
great enemy. He prowls around
like a roaring lion, looking for
some victim to devour."
Let us get closer to God. Too
many of us are just going to
church. We are truly church-
going people. However, far too
many are not allowing the God
of their religion to control their
lives. Too many are just mes-
merized by the awe and power
of their leaders, or by the sen-
sational and emotionally-
packed services they attend
each week. Too often church is
just a parade of dress and hat
styles, or a grandiose show of

talents and entertainment. Too
many go to church to have their
emotions perked up rather than
having their intellect stimulated
and spiritual power renewed.
This is certainly not spirituality.
This is the type of "spirituali-
ty" that is destroying families
and nations. It is now the time
that we seek a more genuine
relationship with our
Redeemer. It is now the time
that we get real in our spiritual
relationship with Jesus.


any fccl-that h.%inm
spill II u tpo% er
alone is eiiough to iranfo)rm
our families and nation. This is
not so. We need a balance
among all four ingredients. We
can have all night prayer meet-
ings and candlelight vigils, but if
the power we are experiencing
is not motivating us to get into
action, it is not the right power.
True spiritual power frees us
from the attitude of indiffer-
ence. It allows us to get in touch
with our feelings and then pro-
pels us into unprecedented
action. True spiritual power
releases the gifts of the spirit in
us. It allows the individual tal-
ents to shine. Not all may be on
a committee, paint houses, con-

duct seminars, or march to
protest the high level of crime.
But all can speak out against
the evils by their vote. calling
the police when they hav ili
nessed a violation of a law. and
not turning their heads when
they know of wrong-doing in
their church or community.
Dear reader, let us work
together to fix our nation. We
can do it. Let us join all powerful
forces of thinking, praying, led-
ing, and doing to make a differ
ence in nation. Now is the time
for action. Let our tears be seen
when pain is inflicted. Let our
?feet be heard marching against
-lhc-.i or ofi iiiO. L il our hands
be heard using the hammers ol
justice of rutlh Lei our Voices
be heard speaking loudly against
all wicked action. Let bur hearts
and hands reach out to the incest
and rape victim and the abused
and robbery victim. Even so let
us reach out to the perpet atoi.
helping him or her to change
and live a new life.
Let our whole bodv spring
into action in every home,
church, and community. Let's
fix our nation.
(* Barrington Brennen is a
marriage and family therapist).
Send your questions or com-
ments to questions@soencour-
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at www.soencouragenient.org


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Former Marco City MP claims

200 people voted legally

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Massive voter fraud fear

FROM page one
The source said that this
problem of Haitians potentially
voting is as a result of the inac-
tion of successive governments
in tackling the issue of illegal

"Now we're talking about
illegals voting. What would you
expect them to do if you allow
them to stay here undisturbed?"
the source asked.
The Tribune was again

unable to reach the registrar
general regarding these claims.
While the parliamentary com-
missioner's office merely
issued a "no comment" to the
story when contacted on

Sea Hauler victims 'will likely

receive settlement under FNM'

FROM page one
This arrangement.is.expect-
ed to give the long-suffering vic-
tims of the 2003 collision some
In May of this year, four
years after the tragic accident,
the plight of the survivors devel-
oped into a pre-election con-

The survivors of the tragedy
claimed that the then-PLP gov-
ernment was not living up to its
responsibilities and had not fol-
lowed through on its promise
to assist the victims and their
One survivor, Cedric Hart,
said that due to his injuries he is

unable to work and was
reduced to begging on the
streets to support himself and
his family.
In December of last year, the
Ministry of Transport called for
yet another inquiry into the Sea
Hauler tragedy, in an effort to
find out to what extent govern-
ment might be liable.

Hope Town council accuses:

government of 'fascism'
FROM page one example, there is some allega- The Tribune was ur
itfll s.Jl n.A tinL Uj irJi im Ul p t Jhh MiJ i f 1L

The MICAL MP further
declared that the minister in'
charge of local government does
not have the legal right to
remove councillors unless, for

on oUL corrupt LUlon or illlmproprelly.
And, Mr Gray said, there are
no allegations against these men
- as far as he is aware making
the government's actions "an
abuse of power"..-

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resident of Pinewood Gardens,
on Sunday, July 8, while being
concerned with others, caused
the death of Mardio Hall. The
teenager's attorney, Tamara
Taylor, confirmed to the court
yesterday that her client was
actually still a juvenile. The
teenager was arraigned before
Magistrate Renee Mckay at
Court Six, Parliament Street,
yesterday morning. The juve-
nile was not required to plead to
the murder charge. The matter
was adjourned to July 24. Mar-
dio Hall, the 43rd murder victim
for the year, was shot on Sun-
day in the vicinity of Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre some-
time around 7pm. Hall had

recently graduated from the CV,
Bethel Senior High School.
A WOMAN, 22, of John-
son Road was arraigned in
Magistrate's court yesterday on
a firearm possession charge.
Denetria Rohbini Pooran
was arraigned before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez at
Court One, Bank Lane. It is
alleged that on Saturday, July 7,
the accused was found in pos-
session of a 303 rifle with its ser-
ial number erased. She pleaded
not guilty to the charge and was
granted $5,000 bail. The case
was adjourned to July 17. On
Wednesday police Corporal'
Tarquin Kelly was arraigned on
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Bodie, who is represented by
lawyer Willie Moss was
arraigned before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez in Court
One, Bank Lane, yesterday. He
pleaded not guilty to the
charges and was granted
$35,000 bail with two sureties.
The case was adjourned to July
19 and transferred to Court 11,
Nassau Street.
A JUVENILE was for-
mally arraigned in Magistrate's
court yesterday, charged with
the murder of 18-year-old Mar-
dio Hall.
Court dockets allege that
the 17-year-old boy, who is a

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FROM page one
live in the country also voted
illegally in Marco City.
"We want the law to take its
course the wrong has to be
made right by the people," she
Ms Bridgewater also
expressed her concerns about
complaints by residents against
the FNM regarding a list of
names to be challenged by the
"I have been getting a num-
ber of calls and complaints from
persons who are saying that
they are being told by members
of the FNM that their former
MP had placed their names on a
list and is going to challenge
them and their vote.
"Most of these persons who
said that to me are PLPs who
live in Marco City, and who reg-
istered and voted in the Marco
City," she said.
"I want to send out a stern

warning to those persons who
are trying to intimidate and to
create undue influence and
pressure on people, to stop it
because what we are going
through is a legal legitimate
She stressed that the only
names that have been listed are
the names of those persons who
were not eligible to vote in Mar-
co City.
"There are people who voted
in the Marco City constituency
who ought not to voted in the
Marco City constituency. Per-
sons who do not live in the Mar-
co City constituency; persons
who have never lived in the
constituency; and persons who
do not and have no lived for
years in this country.
"(There are) people who reg-
istered in dilapidated homes
where you know no one lives.
So those are the claims we are
dealing with and that is our
right to do so," she said.


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Ms Bridgewater said there is
no reason why persons who do
not live in a constituency should
decide who represents that con-
"We are saying is once we
have taken those 100 plus per-
sons out the count, I am sure
that you will find that I got the
majority of legitimate votes in
the Marco City constituency.
"Jf at the end of the day it is
determined, and I have every
confidence that it will be deter-
mined that I got the majority
of the votes, then, of course, it
would mean then that I will
take the seat in parliament," she
During the election court pro-
ceedings, the court will hear evi-
dence of witnesses and will
make a decision on the individ-
ual listed based on the evidence.
Persons who are being chal-
lenged will have an opportunity
to defend their position in court.


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SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007, PAGE 11

PAGE 12, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007



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SiontractBrid 1

By Steve Beaer

Hidden Asset ..

South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
4K 1042
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+10 9762

*J 1064

VAK 10962
The bidding:
South West North East
1 V Pass 3 T Pass
Opening lead ten of clubs.
From the time declarer sees
dummy in today's deal, his total
focus should be: How can I avoid
two spade losers?
There are two obvious possibili-
ties. The opposing diamonds may be
divided 3-3, in which case a spade
can be discarded from dummy on the
fourth diamond, or the spade finesse
may succeed.
South should reason that if the
diamonds break evenly or the spade
finesse works, the slam is a certainty.
He should therefore proceed on the
assumption that both will go against

him, and seek still another approach
that might overcome an unfavorable
He begins by covering the club
ten with the jack, hoping it will force
the ace (it is assumed that West
-would not underlead the ace against a
slam). But East produces the queen,
and South ruffs it.
Two rounds of trumps follow,
after which the A-K-Q of diamonds
are cashed, ending in dummy. The 4-
2 diamond division is thus revealed,
and the crucial play is at hand.
The club king is led, forcing East
to cover with the, ace. South ruffs
East's ace and trumps the diamond
nine in dummy.
The eight of clubs is now led, and
after East follows low, declarer dis-
cards a spade on it! West wins with
the nine but has no safe return. If he
leads a spade, it goes into the A-Q,
and if he returns a club, South trumps
in dummy and sheds the queen of
The play described is what's
known as a loser on a loser. South's
six of spades, which is a loser in any
case, is disposed of at a propitious
moment to create a sure-fire endplay.
In this deal, declarer has to carefully
manage his club plays from dummy
so that West who is marked with
the nine of clubs by his opening lead
can be put on lead at precisely the
-right moment. ,

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

Good 11; very good 15; excellent 21.
Solution tomorrow.


1 As taken by shoplifters? (5)
2 Parrot's masterly imitation
of a crow? (5)
3 Hot ones are chow (4)
4 It's in us to be recklessly bold about
love (5)
5 Turn up for a race like a shot! (4)
6 Keep Ted in a mess! (6)
9 It's an orderly world, if not
universe (6)
11 Money that is false (3)
12 I had nothing to hearten her with (5)
13 My hiding a bloomer with
consummate skill (7)
15 Some arable area (3)
16 A mentioned link with part
of Thailand (3)
18 Animals possibly put to rest (6)
20 Bring up to date the chaps in
publicity (5)
21 Getting a ton up in no time is
negative (3)
22 Is obliged to return from the
Sahara (3)
23 It's best, I see, to be In a home (6)
25 Is rolling one up a tedious job? (3)
28 She sounds ruddy promising (5)
30 It's in electrical connection with the
heart? (5)
31 Nominal essay about the monarch (5)
32 Not very colourful cast? (4)
33 In this puzzle, at least, it's the last
word (4)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Fee-b-L-e 7, Wildlife 8, Like 10, Tracer 11,
Simile 14, Sky 16, COD-Ed 17, Rats 19, Gusto 21, Lines
22, H-a-bit 23, Pin-e 26, So-les 28, Car 29, Twenty (20)
30, Pa-la-ce 3), 0-din 32, Con-tacl-s 33, Tights
DOWN: 1, Fitter 2, Bricks 3, Ewer 4, Addicts 5, LIVID 6,
Me-wed 8, Last 9, (Don-)Key 12, Moo 13, L-Et on 15,
Run-in 18, Arrow 19, Gib 20, Set 21, Last man 22, Hen 23,
Pa-LI-ng 24, Iran 25, E-vents 26, Stick 27, Lea-nt 28, Cad
30, Post

4 They stand on their own two feet (6)
7 You'd hardly wipe the floor
with one! (3,5)
8 Can they play two quartets
at a time? (6)
10 See rules as being potentially
damaging (5)
13 Debatable way of working with an
ingredient of Scotch (4)
14 Rugby player maybe, but no flier! (4)
15 Light-headed advertisements by
young men (4)
16 The point of multiplication (3)
17 Performs, but not for bucks (4)
19 It's most important there's only one
man out (4)
21 Never really comfortable
as a visitor (3,2,4)
23 Up north, nothing but a
new town (4)
24 Move gently out of the way of a sea
serpent (4)
26 Be a round peg? (3)
27 Goes wrong due to incomplete basic
education in two ways (4)
29 Tidy outcome of sorting out some
entanglement (4)
32 Play outside-right for "City" (4)
33 It's often said that a girl gets George
started (5)
34 Lax treatment of misers (6)
35 A make-up expert (8)
36 Art work uniform in taste. oerhans (Ifl

Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Cheats 7, Claptrap 8, Tuna 10, Stolen 11,
Parade 14, Wet 16, Rider 17, Rant 19, Hated 21, Metal
22, Remit 23, Blew 26, Feral 28, Boa 29, Animal 30,
Brazen 31, Ease 32, Criminal 33, Tested
DOWN: 1, Chaser 2, Amulet 3, Scan 4, Apparel 5, Bread 6,
Upper 8, Town 9, Net 12, Rid 13, Dense 15, Latin 18,
Aspen 19, Hem 20,Tat 21, Melanin 22, Ram 23, Boasts
24, Laze 25, Winced 26, Farce 27, Rigid 28, Bra 30,

4 Gate (6)
7 Snake (8)
8 Fruit (6)
10 Clan (5)
13 Curves (4)
14 Rational (4)
15 Liberate (4)
16 Container (3)
17 Equipment (4)
19 Long journey (4)
21 Stately (9)
23 Call (4)
24 Corruption (4)
26 Information (3)
27 Tidy (4)
29 Sketched (4)
32 Chime (4)
33 Stage whisper (5)
34 Senility (6)
35 Knelt (8)
36 Seven-piece group

1 Desires (5)
2 Bowl (5)
3 Extra (4)
4 Military clergyman (5)
5 Lips (4)
6 Waterproof jacket (6)
9 Type of acid (6)
11 Uncooked (3)
12 Start (5)
13 Appearance (7)
15 Adherent (3)
16 Cotl (3)
18 Alcoholic drink (6)
20 Rushes (5)
21 Racket (3)
22 Suitable (3)
23 Distant (6)
25 Marry (3)
28 Choose (5)
30 Correct (5)
31 Feeble (5)
32 Diplomacy (4)
33 Adjoin (4)

) ( Calvin & Hobbes )



ARIES March 21/April 20
Tempers flare up on Wednesday,
Aries, and you're smack-dab in the
middle. Try to extinguish those feel-
ings of anger. Be the bigger person,
and end the argument early.
TAURUS April 21/May 1
It will probably be a dull week for
you, Taurus, as everything momen-
tous is scheduled for the wee~s to
come. Enjoy the quiet time by catch-
ing up on some rest and relaxation.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Your dual personality comes into full
play at work. You're playing both sides
of a tricky situation late in the week. If
either party catches you, there's bound to
be trouble. Rethink your strategy.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Your amiability could have you
taken advantage of on Tuesday.
Being friendly is one thing, being
gullible is another. Keep your eyes
wide open to avoid the trap.
LEO July 23/August 23
You expected good news this week,
Leo, but it's not going according to
plan. Rest assured that it should
arrive shortly, so keep a positive atti-
tude toward the situation.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
A troublesome housemate is causing
all types of turmioil in yopr usually
organized life. You're at ybur wit's
end with the situation. It may be best
to sever all ties.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You've reached a roadblock in your
career path, Libra. If you can't
decide what steps to take, consult a
close confidant for some advice.
Expect things to change next week.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have your eye on someone who
isn't your current partner. If you're
single, ,go for the adventure. If
you're married,' it's not worth the
risk of discovery.
You have much planning in store
for the weeks to come, Sagittarius.
There are parties galore, and
you'll be at the center of.every cel-
ebration. Enjoy the rush.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jain_20
Home life has been putting a damper
on your usually adventurous spirit.
This week stays at status quo. Don't
fight the quiet, embrace it; things'are
bound to bounce back shortly. ,
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Your finances continue to be a sub-
ject of angst. You're making the.sit-
uation worse that it really is. Crunch
the numbers again and you'll find
that you are in good shape.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
That special someone who got away
'is back in the picture. Don't blow
things a second time around make
your plans now for the right moment

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Yuri Yakovich v Gabriel
Sargissian, Moscow Aeroflot
2007. In Soviet times Russian
grandmasters dreamed of an
invitation to a Western
tournament and an opportunity
for a hard-currency prize. Now
oil and gas wealth has helped
Moscow Aeroflot become the
strongest and richest open in
the world, with $200,000 prize
money including $30,000 for the
winner. Here a veteran Russian
met a talented young Armenian,
and there seems plenty of play
left. White is rook for knight
ahead, but Black threatens a
perpetual queen check draw by
Qh6+ Kg1 Qcl + and so on.
There is also a trap if White tries
the obvious 1 e6 Qh6+ 2 Qh3
Qxh3 + 3 Kxh3 fxe6 when 4
Rxe6?? loses to Nf4+ and Nxe6



a b

d c t g h

winning a rook. So a long battle
ahead? No. White made just one
move in the diagram, and Black
conceded defeat. What was
Yakovich's knock-out blow?

Chess solution 8358:1 Rh4! Resigns. White
threatens 2 Qa8+ Nf8 3 Rh8+! Kxh8 4 Qxf8+ Kh7
5 Qg7 mate, and Black has no reasonable defence.






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Low:81" Ff27rC

High Low W
Philadelphia 86/30 70/21 s
Phoenix 110/43 87/30 pc
Pttsburgh 82/27 62/16 s
Portland, OR 86/30 62/16 pc
Raleigh-Durtiam 94/34 71/21 pc
St. Louis 90/32 71/21 pc
Salt Lake City 99/37 72/22 s
San Antonio 92/33 73/22 pc
San Diego 78/25 69/20 pc
San Francisco 71/21 58/14 pc
Seattle 80/26 61/16 pc
Tallahassee 92/33 72/22 t,
Tampa 91/32 77/25 t
Tucson 101/38 80/26 s
Washington, DC 88/31 ,71/21 -

Statistics are for Nassau: through 2 p.m. yesterday
High .................. ..................... 91* F/330 C
Low ........................... .................... 84 F/290 C
Normal high ............ ...................... 88* F/31* C
Normal low .......................................75 F/24 C
Last years high .................................. 90 F/320 C
Last year's low ............................... 79' F/260 C
As of 2 p.m. vestera" .............................. 0.00"
Year to date .. ................... .................. 34.48"
Normal year to date ...............................21.18"

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High Low W
89/31 68/20 t
111/43 89/31 pc
80/26 58/14 pc RAi
80/26 60/15 pc HI
90/32 71/21 t
90/32 73/22 s
101/38 .72/22 S
8.7/30 72/22 t
76/24 68/20 pc
71/21 58/14 pc
75/23 59/15 pc
89/31 72/22 t
91/32 77/25 t
104/40 79/26 pc
9,1/32 70/21, pc.,

All forecasts and maps provided by
AccuWeather, Inc. @2007

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High Ht.(ft.) tow tt.ft.)
Today 8:20 a.m. 2.5 2:20 a.m. 0.0
8:48 p.m. 3.1 2:14 p.m. -0.1
Sunday 9:10 a.m. 2.6 3:07 a.m. 0.0
9:35 p.m. 3.0 3:05 p.m. -0.1
Monday 9:56 a.m. 2.6 3:51 a.m. 0.0
10:18p.m. 2.9 3:53 p.m. 0.0
Tuesday 10:41 a.m. 2.6 4:32 a.m. 0.0
11:00 p.m. 2.8 4:41 p.m. 0.1

Sunrise ...... 6:29 a.m. Moonrise ..... 6:23 a.m.
Sunset....... 8:02 p.m. Moonset..... 8:32 p.m.
New First Full Last

Jul. 14 Jul.22 Jul. 29 Aug. 5

3*F/23' C

Low:74*F/23 C


w:73" F/23 C

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Lw:70*F/21C C -40

Low:77 F/25 C



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Mexico City
Montreal .
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Rio de Janeiro
St. Thomas
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Santo Domingo
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Low W
77/25 pc
55/12 pc
48/8 pc
72f22 s
46/7 pc
79/26 t
77/25 pc
63/17 s
73/22 C
74/23 s
66/18 s
70/21 pc
77/25 pc
48/8 pc
61/16 pc
66/18 pc
36/2 pc
72/22 s
85/29 t
57/13 t
77/25 pc
68/20 s
79/26 s
57/13 c
54/12 sh
68/20 pc
54/12 s
59/15 pc
73/22 t
54/12 pc
82/27 pc
74/23 t
66/18 s
60/15 s
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81/27 s
59/15 c
55/12 pc
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79/26 t
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75/23 s
62/16 t
54/12 c
56/13 s
49/9 c
82/27 t
54/12 r
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62/16 s
71/21 S
91/32 s
64/17 s
78/25 pc
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70/21 t
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75/23 pc
59/15 pc
67/19 c
64/17 pc
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79/26 pc
72/22 r
59/15 t
61/16 pc
62/16 c
71/21 s
61/16 t
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High Low W
88/31 80/26 pc
75!23 64/17 t
82/27 54/12 s
91/32 73'22 s
58/14 50/10 r
90/32 79/26 t
86/30 77/25 t
75/23 66/18 s
88/31 74/23 pc
77/25 76/24 s
96/35 68,20 s
90/32 77/25 s
85/29 76/24 pc
66/18 48/8 r
84/28 51/10 t
98/36 64/17 s
54/12 43/6 s
97/36 76/24 s
96/35 84.28 1
85/29 57/13 pc
90/32 75/23 c
82/27 72/22 c
80/26 76/24 pc
73r22 62'16 pc
64/17 55/12 r
89/31 70/21 s
87/30 52/11 s
75/23 59/15 pc
88/31 74/23 c
70/21 55/12 pc
92/33 83/28 c
96/35 80/26 pc
84/28 69/20 s
81/27 61/16 s
67/19 41/5 s
89/31 79/26 pc
68/20 57/13 s
73/22 57/13 t
95/35 61/16 s
87/30 78/25 t
73/22 56/13 sh
96/35 74/23 pc
73/22 61/16 r
71/21 53/11 pc
93/33 55/12 s
71/21 50/10 c
92/33 81/27 pc
72/22 50/10 pc
90/32 68/20 pc
94/34 65/18 s
79/26 71/21 s
108/42 79/26 s
88/31 68/20 s
89/31 79/26 s
64/17 34/1 s
85/29 72/22 t
59/15 39/3 pc
85/29 74/23 c
66/18 60/15 pc
84/28 70/21 pc
74/23 56/13 pc
60/15 41/5 s
94/34 79/26 pc
75/23 68/20 r
78/25 60/15 pc
82/27 63/17 sh
73/22 61/16 pc
94/34 74/23 s
86/30 66/18 pc
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Sunday E at 6-12 Knots
FREEPORT Today ESE at 6-12 Knots
Sunday. ESE at 6-12 Knots
ABACO Today: ESE at 6-12 Knots
Sunday: ESE at 6-12 Knots

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Former first lady remembered

at service amid wildflowers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lady
Bird Johnson made a final trip
Friday to her beloved wild-
flower center, where friends and
family followed the former first
lady's casket into a gallery for a
private memorial service.
About 180 people gathered
at the Lady Bird Johnson Wild-
flower Center, where her cof-
fin, draped in white cloth with
blue embroidery, rested in front
of a large portrait of Johnson
in a field of flowers. Nearby,
two vases held lavender-hued
bluebells, her favorite flower.
"We are here to let Lady Bird
go and to celebrate her glad
release," said the Rev. Stephen
Kinney, former rector at John-
son's home church, St. Barn-
abas Episcopal Church in Fred-
ericksburg. "This is our time to
say goodbye."
The service for the 94-year-
old widow of former President
Lyndon Baines Johnson ended
with a song written for her.
Daughter Lynda Johnson
Robb watched from the front
row, swaying to the music and
smiling. She had walked in with
her sister, Luci Baines Johnson,
as service members represent-
ing every branch of the U.S.
military carried their mother's
Johnson, who died Wednes-
day, will be buried next to her
husband at the couple's Central
Texas ranch at her request. She
also wanted her casket to fol-
low the same path his did 34
years ago to the LBJ Library
and Museum.
Early Friday afternoon, the
casket arrived at the museum
while bagpipes played "Amaz-
ing Grace."
With a crowd of about 250
looking on, her daughters and
other family members followed
the casket into the library where
Johnson will lie in repose until
Saturday morning.
Mary Vidani, 57, was among
those waiting at the library.
"She was up there with the
Beatles and Eleanor Roo-
sevelt," Vidani said of Johnson's
place in her life.
"I always wanted to meet her,
and this is as close as I can get,"
Vidani said. "I cried for her.
She died on my birthday."
Pete Pollard, 68, a Vietnam
veteran from Austin, remem-
bered shaking Johnson's hand
at a White House Christmas
"It's something I will never

* FOUR ministers lead the procession as former first lady Lady Bird Johnson's casket is carried
down a path at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center in Austin, Texas
(AP Photo/Kelly West, Pool)

* ARMED Forces Body Bearers carry the casket of former first
lady Lady Bird Johson as they arrive at the LBJ Library and
Museum. The widow of President Lyndon B Johnson died
Wednesday of natural causes at her Austin home. She was 94.
(AP Photo/David J Phillip)

forget," he said. "She even
hugged my sister. She was a real
nice lady."
The service and viewing were
to be followed by other cere-

monies throughout the week-
end. An invitation-only funeral
Saturday will be televised, and
Johnson is to be buried Sunday
at the ranch near Stonewall.

* JENNIFER Robb, left, places her head on the shoulder of Lucinda Robb as she holds her
daughter Madeline Florio as they pause at the casket of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson
(AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, Pool)

* THE casket of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson is carried during a Holy Eucharist service for
the former first lady
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)

* FRIENDS and family waich as the casket of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson arrives
(AP Photo/Matt Slocurn, Pool)

* MILITARY pall bearers carry the casket of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson into the LBJ
Library and Museum. The former first lady, who died Wednesday, will lie in repose until Saturday.
(AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, Pool)

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