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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 7/19/2007
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Crowd demands govt

build new facility

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE new FNM government
was faced with its first protest
yesterday when more than 50
straw vendors gathered outside
the House of Assembly
demanding that the government
build a new straw market on
Bay Street and improve the
temporary structure that exists.
Traffic slowed through down-
town Nassau, as motorists-and
passers-by glanced at the plac-
ards and listened to the vendors
sing the hymn: "We shall not
be moved."
Spokesperson for the vendors
and woodcarvers coalition Tela-
tor Strachan told The Tribune
that the vendors have three
main issues they wish to
communicate to the govern-
The first is that vendors will
not accept a move to the Prince
George Dock warehouse; sec-
ondly, vendors would like a new
tent to replace the temporary
covering, along with upgrades

to the temporary site such as a
cooling system; and thirdly, the
vendors want government to
build the new market on the
original Bay Street site.
Ms Strachan said that ven-
dors have only had one meeting
with the minister responsible
for the market construction,
Earl Deveaux, since the FNM
came to power, with a subse-
quent meeting being cancelled
by the minister.
"We don't know why we
haven't heard from him," she
The vendors, Ms Strachan
continued, need to know "what
is happening with our liveli-'
Ms Strachan brought three
petitions signed by 300 vendors
and wood carvers intending to
present it to Prime Minister
Ingraham, Mr Deveaux and the
leader of the opposition.
However, the prime minister,
who was leaving yesterday to
attend the Caricom heads of
SEE page eight

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* MINISTER of Works Earl Deveaux speaks to spokesperson for the vendors and woodcarvers coalition Telator Strachan yesterday
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune stafj)

Airport union executives file Foodstores
injunction against president urged to pull
Tribune Staff Reporter Gerber aby
ABOUT half of the executive officers of the Airport, Airlines and fooA prod/t
the union for allegedly acting contrary to the union's constitution by o
seeking to have certain officers removed. By ALISON LOWE
Secretary-general Anthony Bain, treasurer Susan Palmer, two Tribune Staff Reporter

trustees and a chiet shop steward, claim the president, Nelerene Hard-
ing, is threatening trade-unionism in the Bahamas by seeking to have
the executive body dissolved one year into a three year term.
SEE page 10

BAHAMIAN foodstores
have been advised to pull a
Gerber baby food product in
the wake of reports that it may
contain lumps which can choke
Last Friday, Gerber recalled
all of its "rice" and "oatmeal"
cereal in its "Organic" range
because of the risk.
According to a press release
from the company, "a limited
quantity of product may con-
tain lumps of cereal, which do
not dissolve in water or milk
and pose a potential choking
Although it has received
choking complaints, Gerber
claimed that as of last Friday,
it had not been informed of
any reports of "injury" as a
result of babies eating the food.
SEE page eight

Christian Council president: PLP's
inability to accept election results
contributing to lawlessness

Chief Reporter
THE opposition's inability to
accept the results of the elec-
tion and going to election court
is contributing to the lawless-
ness in the country, Christian
Council President Bishop John
Humes said yesterday.
During his appearance on the
talk show "The Way Forward"

on Gems 105.9, Bishop Humes
said that one of the sad things
about the election was.that it
has left the country polarized
and the opposition party, not
fully accepting the results, has
exacerbated this.
He said that if the election
court decides to give the PLP
the seats there is no way to pre-
SEE page eight

Row as Gibson refuses to leave
House chamber over com uter
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE House of Assembly had to
be adjourned yesterday morning for
a five minute recess when Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson refused to
leave the chamber for failing to turn
off his laptop computer when
ordered to do so by House Speak-
er Alvin Smith.
Before the House could start its

SEE page 10

Shane Gibson

in court on
murder charge
A 20-YEAR-OLD man of
Second Street the Grove,
accused of the stabbing death
of a high school student,
appeared before a local magis-
trate to be charged with mur-
Yesterday Jermaine Cedric
Rolle was arraigned before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez
at court one, Bank Lane,
charged with the murder of 16-
year-old Javano Williams, a stu-
dent of Government High
Williams, a resident of Yel-
low Elder Gardens, became the
country's 45 murder victim for
the.year when he was stabbed
to death Sunday. The incident
occurred while Williams was
working at his summer job as
a pump attendant at the Esso
Service Station, at Baillou Hill
Road and Coconut Grove
Williams had reportedly
received a fatal stab wound to
the left upper chest and died on
the scene at 10.45 Sunday night
SEE page 10


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Russell calls NIB meeting after

continued complaints by staff

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE mounting claims of
worker dissatisfaction with the
management at the National
Insurance Board which
include sexual harassment alle-
gations has led the minister
responsible to call a special
meeting at the department.
Numerous sources that have
spoken with The Tribune over
the last few weeks accusing cer-
tain managers of repeated ver-
bal abuse of staff and illegiti-
mate transfers, while another
manager has been accused of
intimidating staff who do not
agree to provide- sexual
Promotions, one source said,

were given to some employees, member told The Tribune: "We
ranging from $4,500, to $40,000, feel as if the PLP is still in pow-
based on political affiliation er. We ain't feel like the gov-
rather than merit which have ernment changed. Because all
now led workers to app"ito these things that was happening
the cabinet for intervention; under them. still are happening."
"Mr Ingraham. please, thl This source said that the staff
staff are-crying out for:help2'g is not advocating the firing of
source said. any managers, but they are
More and more wo rs 4vd_' demanding some "justice."
contacted The Tribu'to voice Kenneth Russell, the minis-
their dissatisfaction wftit.th4 k er responsible for NIB,
department's leadership. 0t00 cknow ledged that he has
employee said yesterday ith received some of these com-
morale at NIB is "'very low",. -_.laints, but said that he needs to
"I been working for t.he hear both sides before he can
National Insurance Board for decide what needs to be done to
30 years, and I never experi- solve the problems.
enced this kind of torture," "I do have some concerns
another employee said several with NIB. Those concerns will
days ago. be placed on the table at the
Yet another frustrated staff meeting (today)," he said.

Mr Russell told The Tribune
that it is an open meeting and
workers are encouraged to pub-
licly voice their complaints so
that he can evaluate them with
the managers present.
"If they don't come and pre-
sent their case then I am put in
a bind because now I got to go
and do a full investigation and
everything else on individuals
and so forth, to see if what I am
.being told by individuals in the
privacy of my office, or some-
where else, whether it is true or
not," he said.
"No one has expressed any
sexual harassment to me," Mr
Russell continued. But he
acknowledged receiving com-
plaints about how transfers and
promotions were handled.

FNM 'has started to fulfil promises to GB'

JUST two months after the
general election, the FNM has

started to fulfil promises it made
in the Speech from the Throne

as it relates to Grand Bahama,
Pineridge MP Kwasi Thomp-
. son said yesterday.-. -'
Giving his contbilti to the
debate on the Spe ;m the
Throne in parliamf, yesterdayy
morning, Mr Thom son said
that it is "evident that Grahd
Bahama, like the previous )10
years of the FNM administra-
tion will be a priority for this
Mr Thompson also praised
the focus that was given to the
tourism sector in the Speech
from the Throne.
He said that the Ministry of
Tourism has already started to
implement plan of action ,to
;revive Grand Bahama's tourism
Addressing other areas iof
employment in Grand Bahama,
the Pineridge MP said that spe-
cific attention must be paid:to
the revival of the island's suf-
fering economy.
"Thereare unacceptable lev-
els of unemployment and
under-employement," he said.
Mr Thompson said that the
government's summer you1h
employment programme will

0 KWASI Thompson

bring a $300,000 "injection" to
the lives of Grand Bahamians.
He further noted that in the
Speech, the government recog-
nised the need to create jobs
and expand Bahamian owner-
ship of the economy.
In Grand Bahama, and the
"iet ojYhe country, he said. peo-
pie are especially looking for-

ward to the announced simpli-
fication of the process of obtain-
ing business licences.
"In Pineridge, like the rest of
the Bahamas, we have many
persons who have innovative
ideas and wish to move from
idea to profit-making business.
The procedure unfortunately
can be technical, complicated
and long.
"The policy of providing an
omnibus business licence will
no doubt assist small businesses
who wish to move from one
area to another or who wish to
expand," he said.
: Bahamians, he said, can also
look forward to legislation that
simplifies the government loan
guarantee programme for small
and medium sized businesses.
"Constituents, Grand
Bahamians and Bahamians as
a whole have complained about
the complicated process to
obtain a government guaran-
teed loan for small businesses.
"We have talked about diver-
sifyimg our economy, to this end
Bahamians must be empovere4
to create their own economic
opportunities," he said.

0 In brief'

Bill Clinton
visits children
with HIV in
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
FORMER US President'
Bill Clinton visited the bed-.'-.
sides of HIV-positive young-
sters in the Dominican capital -
Tuesday, taking an up-close -
look at how the immune sys- i
tem-crippling syndrome can "
ravage its smallest victims. :
The visit was the first stop
on an eight-day tour of glob- av
al projects of the Clinton
Foundation, which has sev-
eral ongoing campaigns '!
including efforts to fight
AIDS in the developing '
world and childhood obesity -*
in the United States. -
The trip follows a US$1.25
million grant from the Estee
Lauder-owned MAC cos-
metics company to the Clin-
ton Foundation to battle
AIDS in the Caribbean, .
which has the second-highest ,
infection rate in the world
behind sub-Saharan Africa.
The foundation aims to
more than double the num-
ber of Dominican children
receiving anti-retroviral
drugs, as well as establish rur-
al clinics and train doctors in
that country, Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago.
On Tuesday, Clinton
toured a playroom and t
stopped by the pediatric
AIDS ward at the Robert '
Reid Cabral Children's Hos-
pital, which an administrator
said treats roughly 610 HIV- -.
positive children and '-
teenagers, about a fourth of
whom are currently receiv-
ing anti-retroviral drug ther-
"It's an impressive facility.
They do important work
here," Clinton told The Asso-
ciated Press.



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0 In brief

reported in
protest at First
LATE yesterday afternoon,
The Tribune received uncon-
firmed reports that employees
at all First Caribbean branches
staged a protest in connection
with salary issues.
Bank customers called in
claiming that all employees
came to work wearing casual
clothing instead of their stan-
dard uniforms.
The Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Union, who represents
bank employees, would not
deny or confirm that a protest
had taken place.
"We choose to reserve com-
ment at this time," the union's
treasurer, Linda Evans said yes-
"I go to the First Caribbean
banks all the time and have nev-
er seen anything like it, some-
thing must be going on," one
customer said.
Another customer claimed
that she was told by employees
that they were protesting over
salary issues.
Despite the alleged protest,
customers yesterday received
normal service at the bank.
The Tribune was unable to
contact First Caribbean man-
agement as the reports about
the protest were made after
banking hours.

to begin in
The Catholic Archdiocese is
sponsoring an eight-week par-
enting skills workshop at the
Emmaus Centre starting on
September 18
The sessions will be held
every Tuesday from 7.30pm to
According to a spokesman
for the Archdiocese, the work-
shop is a video based pro-
gramme that attempts to teach
good communication skills that
will enable parents to raise well
behaved children "without the
use of physical, verbal or emo-
tional violence".

workshop for
THE Phi Beta Sigma Frater-
nity is holding a fall workshop
for male high school students.
The fraternity, which raises
money to help the poor and
needy, said it wants to reach out
to young men.
President of Phi Beta Sigma
Demario Minnis said the main
objective is to target struggling
young men and try to make an
impact on their lives by help-
ing them become empowered
to take action.
At the end of the workshop, a
banquet will be held to honour
the young

Haitian police
say DEA
agents carried
out operation
HAITIAN police said Tues-
day that US Drug Enforcement
Administration agents carried
out an operation in the
Caribbean country but did not
confirm reports that the target
was an ex-rebel leader alleged-
ly linked to drug trafficking,
according to Associated Press.
National Police spokesman
Frantz Lerebours told Associ-
ated Press that the DEA
worked in conjunction with
Haitian anti-drug agents Mon-
day in the southern coastal town
of Les Cayes, home to former
rebel leader Guy Philippe.
Private broadcaster Radio

Metropole reported Monday
night that agents captured
Philippe after swooping in on
his home with five helicopters
and two planes. But the station
later changed its report and said
he was still being sought.
DEA officials and the US
Embassy in Port-au-Prince have
declined to comment. The US
drug agency has conducted
operations in Haiti in the past.
Lerebours said DEA and Hait-
ian anti-drug officers also arrest-
ed local businessman Lavaud
Francois on Monday in the north-
western town of Gonaives, a grit-
ty port town considered to be a
base for drug traffickers.

Gray criticises government

over response to crime rate

Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER PLP cabinet min-
ister Alfred Gray launched an
all out attack on the govern-
ing FNM yesterday, criticising
the party for their response to
the escalating crime rate.
Mr Gray's comments caused
him to clash with Minister of
National Security Tommy
Turnquest. It was one of many
angry exchanges that erupted
in a heated morning session of
the House of Assembly.
Mr Gray, who labelled the
FNM a "minority govern-
ment", mockedt.he FNM's
campaign slogan "It's a Mat-
ter of Trust" stating that they
can only be "trusted to do one
thing victimise.
"You can trust them to
destroy the lives of people,
especially who they think don't
support them. You can trust
this FNM government to
destroy everything that is good
so long as they had little or
nothing to do with it. Destruc-
tion is their first name. And I
say you can trust them to do
"Mr Speaker, deceit is
almost a sinful word. Crime
in our country is not a politi-
cal issue. I have said it from
the day I entered parliament.
The FNM, though, caused the
Bahamian people to believe
that they had the answers.
And they accepted that lock,
stock, and barrel to only hear
the minister say now that
unfortunately we don't have
the answers!" Mr Gray
He said that under the FNM,
crime has only got worse. The
MICAL MP said that "victim-
isation, hate, and spite" can-

not be avoided by the FNM.
"Mr Speaker, I came out of
the belly of Christie, Ingraham
and Co and I know those two
men (PLP leader Perry
Christie, and FNM leader
Hubert Ingraham) like nobody
else in this parliament does.
"And I can tell you when it
comes to spite, you can not dis-
agree with the leadership of
the FNM and don't get

destroyed if he could destroy
you. That's the nature of the
man," he said.
Mr 'Gray added that the
FNM has started its adminis-
tration with victimisation and
has not stopped yet.
He drew attention to some
police officers who he said had
been removed from the
Tourism Patrol division.
This caused Minister of


National Security Tommy Tu 1i-
quest to rise to his feet.
"Mr Speaker," Mr Turnquest
said, "if persons come to this
parliament and not speak Ihe
truth and if the member
would like to be very emotive
and have theatrics and carry on,
we can go Jown that road. If

we are here to talk lacs. I:1.
talk facts.
"Tourism is our nufltlbbli (ic
industry and we are vc\iv c),
cerned that it is piopcil\
policed. And anything ci's lh l
the member for NMI('AI- si\\ .
what I like to say is 'n.hml'\
pamby'," he said.

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A THIRD man has now
be arraigned in connection
with the shooting death of a
man at a service station in
April this year.
Keno Johnson, 22, of East
Street, was arraigned yester-
day before Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez, charged with
the shooting death of Glen-
roy McKenzie.
Police reports said that
McKenzie died after being
shot multiple times while sit-
ting in his vehicle at the Esso
Service Station on Wulff
Road and Montrose Avenue.
Frank Smith, 21, of Sun-
light Village and Rashard
Woodside, 20, of Plantol
Street were arraigned in
Magistrate's Court on May
21, accused-of McKenzie's
Johnson was arraigned on
the same murder charge as
Smith and Woodside and was
also arraigned on a charge of
causing grievous harm. He was
not represented by counsel.
The charges allege that

Johnson, being concerned with
others on Thursday April 26,
caused the death of McKenzie.
Johnson was not required to
enter a plea to the murder
It is also alleged that on April
15, Johnson caused grievous

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son pleaded not guilty to this
He was remanded to Her
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was adjourned to September 17,
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LEGISLATORS had barely got their feet
under the debating table of the House of
Assembly yesterday morning when one of
their number was threatened with expulsion by
the Speaker. ,
Obviously, newly appointed Speaker Alvin
Smith is on a mission to restore decorum,
respect and dignity to House debates.
Parliamentarians complain of the lack of
respect among this nation's youth, but fail to
set an example in their televised debates.
"How can you discipline your children
when the country's leaders show no respect for
themselves, or the Speaker?" asked a com-
plaining parent. "Instead of discussing the
people's business they end up brawling among
themselves. Having this example set at the
top, what can'you expect from those at the
That is a good question.
Yesterday's argument started when newly
elected Montagu MP Loretta Butler-Turner
drew it to the Speaker's attention that Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson was using his laptop
computer. It was her understanding that mem-
bers were not allowed to use electronic equip-
ment in the House. The Speaker asked him to
Mr Gibson protested. He claimed that the
laptop was just sitting in front of him on the
table. However, in an obvious act of provoca-
tion he defied the Speaker by opening his
computer and starting to fiddle with it.
The Speaker then ordered him from the
Chamber for the rest of the day. Again Mr
Gibson challenged the Speaker's authority by
refusing to leave. As can be expected, there
was an uproar.
Tommy Turnquest, leader of government
business in the House, asked for a five minute
recess. Speaker Smith, Mr Turnquest and Dr
Bernard Nottage, opposition leader of gov-
ernment business in the House, left the cham-
ber. On their return Mr Gibson was quick to
Although his apology was dripping with
sarcasm, at least it was an apology.
The electronic debate should have been
settled last month when Mr Gibson again
made a mockery of the House by answering
calls on his Blackberry while on his feet debat-
ing the Budget. During his debate, Mr Gibson
stopped mid-sentence to answer his Black-
berry and read to the House a text message
sent from a member of the public, commenting
on the points he was making in his debate.
The House had become a circus. Unelected
members of the public were- now inserting
themselves into House debates.

When it came time yesterday for the 1pm
lunch break, the question was put to the
House that they break for lunch. No debate
starts on this motion, members usually give the
impression that they are just waiting to bolt for
the door. But yesterday a debate was started.
Speaker Smith paid no attention. He rose,
descended from the Chair, and in Speaker's
procession left the House. He did it so quick-
ly and with such deliberation that members
hadn't an opportunity to show their respect by
rising to their feet as he left.
This is one Speaker who has made it obvi-
. ous that he does not intend to entertain any
childish games.
Only one of a small group who used to sit
nibbling food during debate in the last parlia-
ment has been returned to the Chamber. Obvi-
ously this obnoxious discourtesy will no longer
be tolerated by this Speaker. If a member is a
diabetic, and needs a bite of sustenance, he or
she can discreetly leave the chamber.
Also banned will be the off-colour e-mail
jokes that were often passed around the table
by a certain member. And what about the
pair who scanned pornographic web sites
instead of listening to the debate? These per-
sons are no longer in the House, but just in
case any newcomers get the same bright idea,
they should ban the thought.
When the lunchtime newscast came on yes-
terday and reported on Mr Gibson and his
laptop, it was interesting to hear the indig-
nant reaction of several maids. "We ain't pay
him to go to the House to play with his com-
puter," said one. "What he got his computer in
the House for?" asked another. These two
ladies were angry at their representatives not
giving their full attention to the people's busi-
The disapproving eye of the public will
now be focused on laptops in the House,
We also expect to see the end of those friv-
olous points of order, which served no useful
purpose except to interrupt a speaker's train of
thought and extend the debate. One member
who was particularly adept at this has taken
the practice to another place.
In the last House PLP parliamentarians
rewrote the House's rule book. Obviously,
they did not expect to be in Opposition
because it is written especially to curb the
We applaud Speaker Smith for his deter-
mination to restore dignity to the Chamber.
We encourage him to strictly enforce the new
Rule Book. The present opposition should
be happy to comply after all it was of their
own design.

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

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Who is going to take

this nation back

from the monsters

we have created?

EDITOR, The Tribune. of 16 and 21, if you are caught
on the streets more than two.
THE singing prophet sang blocks from your house and
"too much murder" this is not accompanied by your par-
what we as a nation are grap- ent, you automatically receive
pling with today. But no one one month probation.
seems to have a solid solution ed our neighbours to the south. Which requires you to be
or we claim to be baffled at Now with nobody looking after taken to the police station in ,.
what we have become. the country other things, your area, where you would be".
As a teenager in the early including immigration got out booked and made to report to -
seventies one was taught to of hand, everybody want the that station every morning for
respect all living things. Daily lavish lifestyle that was going general duties, which would
chores, Sunday school, thanks, around. Bahamians got so include you wearing a proba-
no thanks and prayer before greedy they were killing their tion t-shirt and cleaning up
bed was a MUST in most neighbours to the far south and your neighbourhood under the
every home on my block. Vio- taking their drugs and those supervision of the police and
lence was something that was people came here and took roads/park supervisor.
joked or bragged about after it lives. Also restrict the movement ,
happened, it almost never More than half of this coun- of all unemployed young men,
escalated into anything seri- try knew what was going on, under the age of 28, making it "
ous, much less murder. There but greed cast a bright picture mandatory that they travel ,,
were times when there was a on things "lavish house, pool, with identification after 6pm
lot of rock and bottle throw- nice furnishing, fat bank and have a valid reason for
ing, if one had a bad experi- account and fancy cars." The being away from their neigh-
ence in a particular area and majority in this country were bourhood.
was foolish enough to pass too busy to be neighbourly and For example, if they are
through that corner. But no it became a dog-eat-dog world, going to the movies they had
one ever looked up anyone for in some homes parents were better purchase their tickets ,
being chased out of their fighting children for drugs, beforehand and have it in hand
neighbourhood, with the intent accepting monies and gifts until they reach back home ,
to shoot or stab them to death. from children who they knew and if they own a vehicle they
We all knew the value of life sold drugs, drugs even been are not allowed to drive it after
and respected that and feared hidden in the church and pas- 6pm without a valid reason.
even the thought or conversa- tors receiving monies for it, Road blocks will be set up at
tion of killing someone. If you bankers allowing large sums to many locations to monitor the s
spoke of killing on the blocks be deposited knowing it to be movement of these young men -*,
setting, you would be told blood money. The family and curfew bands will be ,
"Boy you mussie crazy, I outa home as we knew it was com- placed on the hands of those
here" and you would not have pletely turned upside down, would have valid reasons for .
any backup. with no love and respect in the travelling.
There was ganja selling and homes and kids not learning Monitoring the movements,
smoking all over, but if Mr or the meaning of forgiveness and of these young and reporting it,,,
Mrs Jones is passing every- the integration of foreign influ- to other road block stations,"
thing is put on hold until they ence into these street gangs, would prevent some of the,
pass, that was respect and the meant that we have a new bred unnecessary killings and com-
fear of this reaching home. of Bahamian youths. Youths munities could find something
Monies from the sale of ganja who are taught you have to positive for these youths to do,
never made, the many that take what you want and die such as dominos, basketball, ,.
sold it very rich, so the loss of trying to take it and if there is neighbourhood softball and ,
being ripped off never had the resistance it is kill or be killed, reading classes. All those who
effect of losing so much that What baffles me is when I violate this curfew will find..
you would want to kill for. see the hypocrites on televi- themselves in a t-shirt and
Then came the eighties sion and newspapers question- cleaning up the neighbourhood
along with it cocaine, some- ing what is going on with the surroundings. If this does not..
thing only a few knew about, youths of this nation, this is break some of these young i
back in the late seventies,, it what corruption breeds and men, extend the curfew to a
was one of those well kept this is just the beginning. These year, this would also help them
secrets. youngsters need jobs, some- to bond with their neighbours
But like we all know word thing to do, other than walking and seek employment, if they'.
travels fast especially when lots around with their pants below want freedom of movement. '
of money is involve, everyone their hips and talking about Everything comes with a
was turning their heads and how many women and guns price, who is going to stand up'.
making bread, turning their they have and who they will and take this nation back from
backs and making lots of cash. shoot or stab if they look at the monsters we have created,
This was from the politician, them the wrong way. Whatever a man sows, that's.
church pastors, policemen, Drastic measures need to be what he will reap. If you have
bankers, grandparents, parents taken, this is not the time to no respect for hardworking,
and yes, the children, be nice, sympathy is something honest people then you should-
But they were not ready for these young men are not look- not be allowed to move about
the side effects, in came crack ing for, power is what they on the street and under the
cocaine, everyone was smok- yearn for, so power has to con- street lights that we pay taxes'
ing it, even grandma and trol them. The power of the for. ,
"That's, where we lost our- Police and Defence Forces,
selves." backed by the politicians, a six- STEPHEN TURNQUEST .
Greed and selfishness took month curfew on all unem- Nassau,
over, this had already corrupt- played youth between the ages July, 2007.

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to be held
in Bimini
THE Cancer Society of the
Bahamas will hold prostate and
cervical cancer screenings ses-
sion in Bimini next month.
According to the society,
screenings are being held every
month on a different island.
Prostate and cervical cancer
screenings were held in San Sal-
vador earlier this month, and
previous screenings were held
in Long Island, Exuma,
Eleuthera, Cat Island. Screen-
ings will be held in October in
The screenings are carried
out at local clinics. Doctors will
offer free breast examinations
and pap smears for women and
free prostate specific antigen
(PSA) screening for the men.
September is Prostate Can-
cer Awareness Month and
October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month.

US says Cuban
made visa quota
The US said Tuesday it will
not be able to meet the quota of
20,000 visas it distributes to
Cubans each year, complaining
that Havana has "placed unrea-
sonable constraints" on Ameri-
can diplomats on the island.
The announcement came sev-
eral hours after Cuba's Foreign
Ministry chided Washington for
issuing visas too slowly, sug-
gesting the delay was a delib-
erate attempt to destabilize its
"The Government of Cuba
has failed to authorise the nec-
cssai y personnel and materials
the US Interests Section needs
to function effectively," the US
Interests Section in Havana said
in a statement e-mailed to jour-
It accused Cuba of denying
visas to Interest Section per-
sonal, failing to approve hirings
to, fill 47.staff vacancies and
blocking.the importation of,
materials and supplies.
How many visas the US will
issue for Cubans was unclear,
and an Interest Section official
declined to give more details.
SUnder a 1994 accord meant
to discourage Cubans from
attempting dangerous and ille-
gal sea voyages to America,
Washington has used a lottery
system to g'ant visas to at least
20,000 Cub ns each fiscal year
ending S.ptember 30.
Earlier Tuesday, Cuba's For-
eign Ministry issued a statement
complaining that through June
30, only 10,724 Cubans had
been granted visas just over
half the annual minimum.

F t s

Atlantis II sets sail once more

Tribune Freeport Reporter
phoenix rising from the ash-
es, the Atlantis II will once
again set sail on a new era of
historical research and explo-
ration 10 years after it was
A small group of persons
gathered at the Freeport Har-
bour on Wednesday evening
for the historical re-christening
of the ship, which underwent a
complete $3.2 million restora-
tion at the shipyard in Grand
Instead of the traditional
ceremonial champagne chris-
tening, City of Freeport chief
councillor Anita Doherty, who
performed the official re-chris-
tening with assistance of Cap-
tain Gray Henrikson, broke a
bottle of Kalik across the

ship's bow after the cham-
pagne bottle accidentally
slipped from her hand over-
board after two failed
attempts to break it.
Father Canon Harry Bain
blessed the vessel, which dis-
played the raised flags of the
United States of America and
the Bahamas.
Ministry of Tourism officials
and several residents were also
on hand for the ceremony.
Gordon Hunsucker, the
owner of Atlantis II, said the
occasion was one .of historical
significance not only for the
vessel, but also for the
"This is a very historic
event. This ship, which was
originally built back 1962 and
has had a very famous history,
is one of the most famous
ships in the. scientific and
marine community.

'- 11 ..

* THE Atlantis I

"For this to take place here in
the Bahamas, where the ship is
being re-christened, is very his-
torical," he said.
Atlantis II was originally built

for the Wood Hole Oceano-
graphic Institute (WHOI) for
research and exploration.
It has been around the world
nine times and has logged more

miles over one million at sea
than any other research vessel
in history.
The Atlantis II was involved
with the first sighting of the
Titanic. After 33 years, the ship
was retired in 1996. It was sold
to a private party who was
about to sell it for scrap when
Mr Hunsucker purchased it last
Mr Hunsucker said the newly
restored vessel is in better shape
than it ever was. "We wanted
to re-christen the ship again to
start a new era of exploration
and adventure that will be going
He said the ship is currently a
US registered vessel. It is about
210 feet long and 44 feet wide.
It is equipped with an explorer's
lounge, a gym, an extensive dive
walker, two laboratories, retail
space, and a first-class dining
room with a fireplace.

Collie defends calling of Hope Town elections

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Minister of Lands and
Local Government has
defended his government's
decision to hold local govern-
ment elections for the Hope
Town Council arguing that
two councillors were never
properly appointed by the
PLP government.
Mr Collie told the House that
there is no record at his min-
istry of the official instruments
of appointment for the two local
councillors that have become
the centre of controversy.
"The only appointment that
could have taken place could
be or would be, by verbal, or
word of mouth," he said.
Former minister of Local
Government Alfred Gray has
declared that he appointed
Chris and Joe Albury after
only one person nominated
for the three posts in the last
local election, as was his
authority under the law.
In response to Mr Collie's
latest claim, Mr Gray said:
"Two members under the act
were appointed by this minis-
ter. No community has a right
to change what the law says.
They may request an election,
but when an election was
called two months before that,

nobody nominated. And so an
abuse of the system was being
sought," he said.
"I did not permit it," Mr
Gray added.
On Tuesday, Chief Coun-
cillor Jeremy Sweeting blasted
the government for calling
new elections for the two seats
before the end of the term.
* "Unfortunately, in the last
week, the ministry of local
government under the direc-
tion of Prime Minister Ingra-
ham, is in the process of firing
two councillors on our council,
and hold elections for the two
members. I find this an act of
complete political motivation
and skullduggery of the high-
est order," he said.
Mr Sweeting declared that
Mr Collie is only following the
wishes of the prime minister,
and that the move to oust
Messrs Albury comes from a
politically motivated group.
Section 18 of the Local
Government Act gives the
minister the authority to call
elections when councillors are
appointed, rather than elected.
However, the same section
of the Act does not compel the
minister to call an election, if
for example a petition is cir-
culated, which was don 'rlri
2006 by 120 of the 200 eligibl'
voters for the council posts. -.

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in Commons about boat accident
thatcameup oto te bech o

THE parents of toddler Paul
Gallagher, who died in a freak
speedboat accident in the
Bahamas, will be speaking
about the tragedy in the House
of Commons in London today.
Paul and Andrea Gallagher,
of Kent, England, will be speak-
ing at the launch of a campaign
for safer holidays abroad.
The campaign, "Eden's

Trust", was set up by parents
in England whose children were
killed during vacations abroad.
Parents hope that this initia-
tive will encourage tourism
companies and tour operators
to take responsibility for the
safety of their customers.
The Gallaghers' two-year-old
toddler died in August 2002,
when he was hit by a speedboat

that came up onto the beach on
Paradise Island.
Almost five years later, three
men were charged with
manslaughter through negli-
The British web site

newsshopper.co.uk reported
yesterday that the Gallaghers
are now awaiting a date to be
set for their Supreme Court
case in the Bahamas.
"Eden's Trust does mean a
great deal to us, only when
something so awful happens to
one of your family do you
realise how much you need the
support of others who have

gone through a similar thing as
you feel so alone in a strange
"We hope the trust will help
others who are facing such ter-
rible pain and grief to give them
support and advice that we so
needed at the time little Paul
died," Mrs Gallagher told the
website. A
This comes as another child

of a family vacationing in tle
Bahamas was killed in the
waters off Paradise Island.
Seven-year-old Eric Thomas,
of Cincinnati, Ohio, was killed
on Sunday morning when 1Ih
fell off the jet ski he was riding
with his mother. M
According to police, he sdi-
tained severe head injuries wh6n
another jet ski ran over him. ''

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State for Culture Charles Maynard also spoke at the event.
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*In brief

Castro says
rich nations
brain drain

FIDEL Castro blamed the
united States and other rich
rations on Wednesday for
,blicies that encourage an
'international brain drain of
dpctors and scientists from
Africa and Latin America,
according to Associated Press.
"Encouraging this type of
e'inigration has become an
official state policy in a num-
br of (developed) countries,
which use incentives and pro-
.cedures especially tailored to
suit this end," Castro wrote
in the latest of the essays he
,'has been writing every few
Castro cited a 2000 US law
'that increased the number of
*tempora y work visas issued
ito highly qualified immigrants
ijto entice them America's
,technology sector, and said
,Canada, Australia, Germany
:,and the United Kingdom
have similar measures.
Castro said the "unjust pol-
icy" of the United States has
deprivedd Cuba of 5.16 per
"cent of the 805,902 profes-
sionals who have graduated
since his 1959 revolution
,began. And he said claimed
4lrica, the Caribbean and
Central America have fared
trse, losing more than 30
er cent of their-college grad-
:.Citing a 2005 World Bank
port, Castro said about 70
tin American scientists
ve migrated each day to the
Canada and the United
kingdom over the past 40
S ,"This relentless plundering
* of brains in (developing)
bquntries dismantles and
,..,iakens programs aimed at
.training human capital, a
source which is needed to
Sjise from the depths of under-
: development," he wrote. Of
jhe 150 million people world-
,vide "involved in science and
technology activities, 90 per'
'ent is concentrated in the
seven most industrialized-'"'
:pCastro also penned another
qort statement published
Wednesday saying he has
en so engrossed with
aba's performance at the
an American Games in
Brazil that he forgets to eat
And take his medicine.
"I hardly take my eyes off
ie television set," wrote Cas-
tro, who underwent emer-
gency intestinal surgery last
Jily 31 and ceded power to
iis younger brother Raul.
'!Sometimes I forget the hour
S f some meal, or a pill."

US donates four

vessels to aid

war on drugs

THE Defence Force is to
receive the first of four high-
tech vessels to aid in the joint
counter-narcotics efforts
between the Bahamas and the
United States of America.
The 48-foot dauntless inter-
ceptor craft will be equipped
with the latest in technology and
manned by highly trained offi-
cers. The first will sail from
Florida on October 15.
This was announced by Min-
ister of National Security Tom-
my Turnquest at a press con-
ference Tuesday at the Cabinet
There, the press was official-
ly introduced to Admiral. James
Stavridis, commander of the
Southern Command of the
United States Navy.
Also present were Peter
Deveaux-Isaacs, deputy per-
manent secretary in the Min-

istry of National Security; Dr
Brent Hardt, Charg6 d'Affaires
at the US Embassy, and David
Foran, narcotics affairs officer at
the embassy.
Earlier, Admiral Stavridis
paid a courtesy call on Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham.


Calling the admiral a "great
friend of the Bahamas", Mr
Turnquest noted that the naval
officer has been very helpful
in assisting the Bahamas in
Operation Enduring Friend-
Mr Turnquest said the dona-
tion of the vessels fits "perfect-
ly" with the government's poli-
cies on crime and counter nar-
"We are very concerned

about the level of crime and the
need to deal with it.
"We are also concerned
about the trafficking of nar-
cotics; we are concerned about
the movement of illegal
migrants and apprehension of
them before they land.
"We are also pleased with the
level of co-operation that we
have received; we've always had
an excellent relationship with
the United States of America,"
Mr Turnquest said.
With The Bahamas being a
"staunch ally" in the war on
drugs, Admiral Stavridis said,
the US will "continue to work
with you on a variety of pro-
grammes to enhance both your
security and our security."
However, Admiral Stavridis
warned, criminals will also be
working to devise new strate-
gies to elude authorities.

* PRIME Minister Hon Hubert Ingraham welcomes Admiral
James Stavridis, Commander of the United States Navy and
Commander of the US Southern Command, during a courtesy
call at Cabinet Office in the Churchill Building on Tuesday, July
17. Pictured are Dr Brent Hardt, Charg6 d'Affaires, United
States Embassy, Nassau; Prime Minister Ingraham; Admiral
Stavridis; and Tommy Turnquest, Minister of National Security.

260 tons of cocaine seized

last year en route to US

LAST year, 260 metric tons
of cocaine was intercepted en
route to the United States
through the Bahamas.
The bulk of the drugs was dis-
covered through the collabora-
tion between the RBDF and
Operation Bahamas, America,
Turks and Caicos (OPBAT)
"We have a very strong pro-
gramme and cooperation in
place with the Defence Force
here," said Admiral Stavridis,
commander of the Southern
Command of the United States
Na'. "'We have very recently
managed to connect iftelligencoe
efforts operating out of our joint
interagency task force in Key'
West (Florida). with the
OPBAT efforts here.
"If you chip away at anything
and keep working and adding
intelligence to the problem. you
would start to get some- wins,"
The admiral noted that there
has been a "dramatic upsurge"
in the flights carrying cocaine
from-the north coast of South
America irito the island of His-
paniola, which is comprised of
Haiti and the Dominican
In co-operation with the

Drug Enforcement Agency of
the United States, the govern-
ments of Haiti and of the
Dominican Republic carried out
a sting, 'Operation Rum Punch',
which was specifically designed
to interdict aircraft after they
land or drop their cargos.
"This has been very success-
ful through the spring and sum-
mer and we intend to continue
that," the admiral said, adding
that what "gets through suc-
cessfully to Hispaniola, of
course travels by sea and poten-
tially can come through the
Bahamas." .....
.A trend is; also emerging;.
where drugs are being trafficked'd
through Western Africa and
into Europe, said Admiral
Stavridis, adding that govern-
ments in those areas are co-
operating with the US and the
Admiral James Stavridis
assumed command of the Unit-
ed States Southern Command
on October 19,2006.
He is a 1976 distinguished
graduate of the U S Naval
Academy and a native of South
, From 2002 to 2004 he com-
manded the Enterprise Carrier
Strike Group, which conduct-

ed combat operations in the
Arabian Gulf in support of both
Operation Iraqi Freedom and
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Admiral Stavridis earned a
Phd and MALD from the
Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy at Tufts University
in 1984, where he won the Gul-
Ilion Prize as outstanding stu-
He is also a distinguished
graduate of both the Naval and
NJational War Colleges.
He has been coming to the
Bahamas since the late 1970s as
an officer in the US Navy and as
a tourist. -

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FROM page one

government meeting in Barba-
dos did not speak with the ven-
dors. Mr Deveaux went over to
them to represent the govern-
"The government is not
minded to chase them to Prince
'George Dock. That's always
been their choice and their
option one of the options we
put before them," he said.

Straw vendors

stage protest

Mr Deveaux said the govern-
ment has only made one deci-
sion regarding the market, and
that was to cancel the contract
the PLP signed.

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When asked why government
terminated the contract, Mr
Deveaux said that the primary
reason was "money."
"When we took office and
got a feel for what we needed to
do with the country's infra-
structure, we did not think it
fair to allocate $23 million, or
possibly $30 million to a single
building without taking stock
of all the other things we have
to do," he said.
The $23 million expenditure,
Mi Deveaux said, would have
accounted for nearly half the
capital budget of his ministry
for one year.
"We did not think that that
was an option we wanted to
exercise this early in our term,"
he said.
Mr Deveaux did not say how
much money was reasonable to
be spent on the market, but he
said that a cabinet subcommit-
tee on the market construction
is set to report to cabinet in 90
When asked if government
will build a market on Bay
Street, Mr Deveaux merely
said- quoting the FNM mani-
festo that his government is
committed to building a straw

FROM page one


* STRAW vendors stage their protest in Rawson Square yesterday.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

market. He did not specify
A vendor told The Tribune
that the government's rehash-
ing of the planned moved to
Prince George Dock after all
the work and planning that
went into the site on Bay Street
is "foolishness".
"We are not yo-yos. We are
human beings educated
human beings," she said.
"It's not fair what they are


doing to us. They are not treat-
ing the straw vendors with jus-
tice," she said.
"This is not a political situa-
tion. There are persons here
that support him (the prime
minister)," another male ven-
dor declared.
PLP Deputy leader, Cynthia
Pratt, with six other PLP MPs
spoke with the vendors, and she
told the press:
"The people are concerned.

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in the Bahamas, said he was that the product had been Yesterday,
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informed all of the stores LTC Gerber has advised that con- Unit said she
supplies to remove the product sumers who have bought the problems with
from their shelves, product should not use it but did not knov
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know about the recall. Organic Oatmeal Cereals are Mr MKenz
However, when The Tribune sold in eight ounce boxes. The said to be outnz
carried out a limited random Gerber Rice UPC code is s say.o
check at various food stores ay.
across Nassau yesterday,
employees at some of the stores
claimed they were unawarenof a FROM page one
recall. Several did go on to
check their shelves, how ev ei
dcheckh their shelves.i nt '- e dict what will happen in the society so there is a
and each said they did notei -iic d to be "realistic about this."
any evidence oth e in 'T"he country is hurting after the election. I
range cereal. Only at o(n : t: am not saying that the former government should
not go to the election court if they feel that they
have been robbed of an election, but some things
.r, you have to accept as a fact and go on with life.
,. '. 4-- The time and money you have to spend to get a
JPE'S ,.* '* court to reverse a decision is only going to make
NE tit worse. What if the court were to reverse the sit-
uation in this country? Do you know what would
happen in this country?" Bishop Humes asked.
The highest court in the Bahamas, Bishop
T E *Humes said, is the people and the people on May
N2, 2007 have spoken.
In addition, he said that while in a democratic
society a person has the right to dispute or protest
the outcome of anything he pointed out that
what may be lawful is not always expedient.
This dispute in the election court he said has
only served to increase the lawlessness in the
country which is manifesting itself at all levels,

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jerber ORGAN-
PC Code is 15000
numbers can be
bottom right side
an employee at
Consumer Affairs
was aware of the
the product, but
v of any action
on behalf of the
f the recall.
she added that
inspector Sidney
may be more
ie matter.
ie, however, was
of office for the

They have mortgages, they have
school fees, they have bills to
"They are concerned with
their future. And so I want it
to be clear to me what's going
to happen to the vendors. I
believe that's why they are here.
They have a right to know
where their future is, what's
going to happen to them tomor-
row...they are taxpayers just like
all of us."

The recall comes almost two
weeks after the government
department issued a nationwide
voluntary recall of all counter-
feit "Colgate" toothpaste found
to have reached Bahamian
shelves, after tests in the US
discovered the fake paste was
tainted with a chemical found
in anti-freeze, or in some cas-
es, high levels of dangerous bac-
The toothpaste was said to
have been identifiable by the
words "Made in South Africa"
or being labelled as "100 ml"
or five ounces in size, as Col-
gate does not manufacture
these sizes.

Christian Council president
including the fight over the appointment of the
final three senators.
Bishop Humes said that the law is clear in this
matter. The choice of senators was up to the
prime minister after consultation with the leader
of the opposition.
This too, he said, the leader of the opposition
should accept and move on.
When asked by host Michael Pintard what was
his reaction to criticism by members of the former
government that despite their support of the
church, the Christian Council failed to come to
their aid when they needed it.
"I know the former government would have
liked us to go on their platform to campaign, but
I will not do it. The Christian Council was not
formed to support any political platform. Our
job is not to put our stamp on a political party.
The effectiveness of the Christian Council can
only be maintained by remaining neutral. We
are the moral gate keepers of the country," Bish-
op Humes said.


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A GROUP of FNM minis-
ters have "some reservations"
about the environmental
impact of the proposed billion
dollar resort on Mayaguana, it
was announced yesterday.
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ed to go ahead, according to a
statement issued yesterday by
Bahamas Information Services.
the government's communica-
i tion agency.
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meeting, that there are "some
issues" the government
wants to deal with concerning
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ister of Lands and Local Gov-
ernment Sidney Collie, and
Minister of Labour and Mar-
time Affairs Dion Foulkes.
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the I-Group of Boston, which
entered into a partnership,
1o known as the Mayaguana
Development Company, with
the former PLP government to
establish the resort.
The I-Group and the gov-
ernment each own 50 per cent
of the venture.
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the I Group, Junaid Yasin,
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various departments of the
operation. He noted that a
7,300-foot runway is being con-
There are 47 Bahamians and
29 expatriates working at the
project, Mr Yasin said.
The company has said it
intends to:
Improve the existing
Mayaguana airfield and termi-
nal to accommodate interna-
tional jet traffic
Create a new safe har-
bour/public marina and resi-
dential/commercial community
at Pirates Well Creek, North-
west Point
Develop new island infra-
structure facilities to support
the development, including
roads, improvement in utility,

new potable water production
systems, wastewater treatment
facilities, and solid waste dis-
posal facilities
Construct a boutique
resort, a small marina basin,
residential home sites, a golf
course, and associated com-
mercial facilities at Flamingo
Pond, North Beach
Convert portions of Pirates
Well Creek and all of Flamin-
go Pond from brown water to
tide-flow "blue water" envi-
Create and maintain
nature preserves and public
access to beaches
Create an industrial zone
around the airport.

DEPUTY Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette, centre, along
with his delegation who trav-
elled to Mayaguana Monday,
July 16 on a fact-finding mis-
sion. Pictured from left are Min-
ister of Works and Transport
Earl Deveaux, second from left,
Minister of Lands and Local
Government Sidney Collie,
back centre, and Minister of
Maritime Affairs and Labour
Dion Foulkes, second from
right, listen as Junaid Yasin,
executive vice president of the I
Group, goes over the plans
for the runway extension at
the Mayaguana International
(BIS photo: Tim Aylen)

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Row as Gibson refuses to leave House chamber

FROM page one

proceedings properly, it was
brought to the Speaker's
attention by the MP for Mon-
tagu Loretta Butler-Turner
that Mr Gibson was using a
portable computer. Mrs But-
ler-Turner said that she was
under the impression that the

use of such electronics was
banned from the chamber.
Mr Gibson rose to his feet
to immediately object, and
began to question what the
Member for Montagu meant
by the "use" of the item. Mr
Gibson informed the Speak-
er that he was not using the
item and that it was only "sit-
ting" on his desk in front of

However, when the MP for
Golden Gates sat back down,
he began to play with the lap-
top, to the obvious annoyance
of the Speaker.
Mr Smith then ordered Mr
Gibson to leave the chamber
for the remainder of yester-
day's proceedings, which
resulted in an uproar from

many of the PLP MPs.
-"It is a deliberate defiance
of the order of the chair," the
Speaker began, as he was con-
ti.nually interrupted by
MICAL MP Alfred Gray.
"This Speaker defied every
order of the former Speaker,"
Mr Gray yelled.
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in the House, said that Mr
Gibson's perceived reluctance
to remove the computer was
because he was seeking to find
in the rule book of the House
where it was stated that per-
sonal computers were not
"1 have asked for the mem-
ber of Golden Gates to with-
draw himself from the cham-
ber and that is for the rest of
today's proceedings," Mr
Smith said.
After a number of persons
in the opposition threatened
that if one of them was dis-
missed, the entire opposition
would walk out, Tommy
Turnquest, leader of govern-
ment business in the House,
called for a quick recess of
During the recess, Mr Turn-
quest, and Dr Nottage. met
with Mr Smith in the Speak-
er's chambers. Following the
recess, the MP for Golden
Gates made a full apology to
the Speaker before the House
was finally allowed to contin-
ue with its business.
Mr Gibson: "Mr Speaker, I
accept your ruling, on the use
of computers and I regret hav-
ing not followed your instruc-
tions in terms of the use of the
computer. But, as I said, dur-
ing my Budget presentation,
I used you, and the Member
for Lucaya as my mentors.
"I really admired the way
you carried yourselves in Par-
liament and I thought it would
be appropriate for me to
always mentor somebody in
terms of whatever you do in
life. And I regret not having
followed your instructions
about the computer," he said.
The Speaker then withdrew
his order for Mr Gibson to
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vice station.
Rolle, the accused, who
was not represented by
counsel, was informed by
Chief Magistrate Gomez
that he was not required to
plead to the murder charge
and that a preliminary
inquiry would be held into
the matter.
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adjourned to July 24 and
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Airport union

FROM page one
They and their lawyer,
Fayne Thompson, allege that
the president's behaviour is
"unheard of" in the history of
trade unionism in this coun-
According to a sworn affi-
davit, Ms Harding has physi-
cally "locked out" Mr Bain -
one of several officers she is
said to want removed pre-
venting him from entering the
building to carry out union
The affidavit stated that the
officers experienced a "wors-
ening relationship" with Ms
Harding after a September
2006 meeting in which they
raised concerns about a
$78,000 deposit, constituted
of union funds, made by the
president on the union's
behalf for a new building. The
$78,000 deposit, was subse-
quently lost "due to the pres-
ident's unilateral negligent
actions," the statement
claimed, and has not been
recovered to date.
The meeting also saw the
officers seek clarification on
significant "discrepancies" in
the union's operating account,
according to the affidavit.
The document states that
the questions on these mat-
ters by the executive officers
"clearly annoyed" Ms Hard-
Ms Harding is quoted in the
affidavit as having said: "I do
not trust the executive, and
the executive do not trust
me." It was at this point, in a
June 6 meeting, that she then
indicated that she would "dis-
solve the union's executive
and that she would take the
executives off the union," the
affidavit said.
Mr Thompson said that the
president has no power to do
this, as the officers have been
elected by the members to
Serve a three-year term:
Yesterday, Mr Bain, Ms
Palmer and trustee Fredericka
Baker, convened a press con-
ference at Mr Thompson's
office, to fully inform
AAAWU members why they
are filing the injunction in
which five officers are-named
as plaintiffs.
They claim reports leaked
to the press beginning in Jan-
uary. of a coup plot against the
- president by certain executive
officers are untrue.
Reports have been appehr-
ing in the media since the start
of the year indicating that the
working relationship between.
Ms Harding and certain other
union executives had "broken
They claim that the presi-
dent has been working "uni-
laterally", without consulting
other executive members as
dictated by the union's con-
stitution, and has on numer-
ous occasions used a "bogus
power" to call meetings.
Mr Thompson claims the.
legal action is not a "hostile"
one, but an effort to ensure
the union's constitution is not
abused and that unionism in
this country is. "safeguarded."
The matter is complicated
by the fact that in February,
Ms Harding publicly
announced her intention to
resign by June but has as yet
not stepped down.
Six other executive officers
are said to be in support of
Ms Harding in.the dispute.
Yesterday, Ms Harding said
that she and the members had
been advised by secretary gen-
eral of the National Congress
of Trade Unions, Robert Far-
quharson not.to speak to the
public about the matter until
She did say, however, that a
meeting was to be held last
night in which the five execu-
tive officers would have to
"explain why they should be
allowed to remain."
Ms Harding stated that she
would speak openly on the
matter today, bringing docu-
mentation to support her case.


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* TAIPEI, Taiwan
MEMBERS of Ta1 wan ,
unofficial diplomatic d&iL.Ation
in Venezuela will not ha, their
visas renewed, the Web ntec of a
Taiwanese newspaper i reported
Wednesday, and the Foreign
Ministiy said itU officials there
are facing "an untriendl envci-
ronment", according int Associ-
ated Press.
Also on Wednesday Tai
wan's state-run oil company
CPC Corp., said Vene/zuia had
asked it to relinquish its shares
in two local oil fields.
Taiwan maintains normal
diplomatic relations with only
24 countries, but other nations.
including Venezuela, allow it to
maintain unofficial "trade
offices," a diplomatic sleight of
hand that allows Taipei to get
around China's insistence that
only one of the rivals be
recognized by diplomatic partly
The two sides split amid civil
war in 1949.
As part of its claim that the
self-gover.ing island belongs to
it, Beijing pressures foreign gov-
ernments not to accord Taipei
any trappings of sovereignty.
The report on Taiwanese
diplomats appeared in the elec-
tronic edition of the mass cir-
culation China Times.
The report, which was unat-
tributed, said that Venezuela
would not renew visas for Tai-
wanese diplomats in the cotn-

Newspaper says delegation

will not have visas renewed

try, forcing them to leave the
Foreign Ministry spokesman
David Wang did not comment
directly on the China Times sto-
ry, but acknowledged that
Venezueian President Hugo
Chavez was making it difficult
tor Taiwan to operate in the
South American country.
"As soon as Hugo Chavez
came to power, Taiwan has
been facing a new. unfriendly
environment in Venezuela," he
Wang said that the visa of
one of Taiwan's five diplomats
in Venezuela had already
expired and it was not clear if it
would be renewed.
The pi essure on the Tai-
wanese diplomats comes amid
rapidly improving relations
between Venezuela and China.
In March the two countries
created a US$O billion fund to
boost energy cooperation and
finance joint development pro-
jects, and Li Changchun, a top-
ranking member of China's rul-
ing Communist Party visited
Meanwhile, CPC said the
Venezuelan government was
pressing it to sell back the 7.5

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Venezuelan oil fields.
Company spokesman I sao

Mihni said CPC would try to
keep the shares.
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Venezuelan government about
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'sao refused to disclose the
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wan's Central News Agency put
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BRAZIL'S deadliest jetliner
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treacherous in the rain when it
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been a key factor in Tuesday's
crash, and critics condemned
President Luis Inacio da Silva's
government Wednesday for fail-
ing to invest in safety measures
adopted by other urban air-
None of the 186 people on
board survived, TAM Linhas
Aereas SA chief executive Mar-
co Antonio Bologna said
Wednesday. Three TAM work-
ers on the ground also died and
another 11 were hospitalized.
Firefighters pulled at least 171
charred bodies from the site
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ball. The plane slammed into a
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and rush-hour traffic on a sur-
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* FIREFIGHTERS carry remains of victims from the crash of a
TAM airlines commercial jet in Sao Paulo yesterday

opened is that he didn't manage
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again," said Gapt. Marcos, a
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landing shows TAM Flight 3054
from Porto Alegre coming in
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gators are assisting the Brazil-
ians in probing the cause of the
International air safety

(AP Photo/Victor Caivano)
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air travel hub is surrounded by
development and has no room
To-Feth'Tunway extensions rec-
ommended by air safety groups.
New York's LaGuardia Air-
port, by contrast, has a 7,003-
foot runway.
But the International Feder-
ation of Air Line Pilots' Asso-
ciations said Wednesday the
accident shows the need for the

next best thing braking sys-
tems of soft cement beyond the
runway, where wheels can sink
in and slow the jets to a safe
The soft cement is strong
enough to support airport emer-
gency vehicles, but disintegrates
into fragments when a heavy
aircraft runs over it, thus acting
as a brake.
Known as an arrestor bed,
the system has prevented sev-
eral planes from ending up in
the bay next to New York's
John F. Kennedy International
Airport, said Gideon Ewers, the
pilot group's spokesman.
Critics condemned Silva's
government for its failure to fix
Brazil's air traffic problems in
the months since 154 people
were killed in the September
collision of a Gol Airlines Boe-
ing 737 with a small jet over the
Amazon rainforest.
"It's been 10 months since the
last worst air accident in Brazil-
ian history and now we've had
an accident worse than that,"
said David Fleischer, a politi-
cal scientist at the University of
Brasilia. "If you look at what's
happened since September, the
answer is nothing."
Silva has been unable to
wrest control of the civil avia-
tion system from the military,
which oversees Brazil's air traf-
fic controllers and has filled top
positions at the national avia-
tion agency with political
appointees with little or no
The accident is certain to
have political ramifications, if
only because the dead includ-
ed Rep. 'Julio Redecker, 51, a
leader of the opposition Brazil-
ian Social Democracy Party and
vocal critic of Silva's handling of
the aviation crisis.



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Jamaica's PM

calls for calm

before election



JAMAICA'S prime minis-
ter appealed for calm ahead
of Aug. 27 national elections,
two days after a motorcade of
the main opposition party was
reportedly attacked by gun-
fire, according to Associated
Portia Simpson Miller also
warned Tuesday that a repeat
of violence that marred pre-
vious votes could hurt the
Caribbean island's vital
tourism industry.
"Every year we spend mil-
lions to promote Jamaica on
television across the world as
'one love,'" she said, refer-
ring to late musician Bob
Marley's message of peace
and social justice that
Jamaica uses to promote
itself. "And when people get
here it's murder, mayhem
and violence."
Simpson Miller spoke at a
ceremony in which she and
four legislators signed the
Political Code of Conduct,
which was created in 2002 to
try to ease aggression that has
long flared between Kingston
gangs divided by party loyal-
Electoral violence in
Jamaica dates to the 1970s,
when politicians began arm-
ing residents of poor neigh-
borhoods to intimidate peo-
ple from voting for other par-
ties. The gangs have since
turned to drug trafficking,
making them financially inde-
pendent and virtually uncon-
On Sunday, vehicles from
the opposition Jamaica Labor
Party were reportedly
attacked by gunmen in St.
Andrew parish. There were
no injuries, and police have
not determined whether it was
politically motivated. Last
month, an office of Simpson
Miller's ruling People's
National Party was fire-
bombed in a rural parish.
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FREEPORT As reports
continue to circulate regard-
ing the closure of Pegasus
Wireless, the company's
lawyer and Grand Bahama
Port Authority officials say
they are "unaware" of the sta-
tus of the operation.
According to reports, the
staff has been significantly
reduced, and office furniture
and equipment has been
removed from the warehouse
building on Settler's Way.
Company CEO Jasper
Knabb, who opened the wire-
less manufacturing plant in
January, is not on island and
could not be reached for com-
Attorney Pleasant Bridge-
water said that she is not
aware of the status of the busi-

ness in Freeport.
"I am not involved in the
business's day-to-day opera-
tion, and my involvement with
the company is restricted just
to my legal role. I have no idea
about Mr Knabb's where-
abouts," she said.
Mr Knabb had initially
indicated that Pegasus Wire-
less Corporation is a public
traded company, with manu-
facturing plants in China and
Taiwan. The company report-
edly manufactured wireless
The Grand Bahama Port
Authority granted the compa-
ny a business licence some-
time during last quarter of
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about it closing down, or what
is going on down at the ware-
house," said a reliable source
at the Port Authority.

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New environmental

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TWO new staff members
have joined the environmental
team at Baker's Bay Club in
Guana Cay, Abaco.
The group responsible for
overseeing environmental issues
been joined by environmental
monitoring officer Shanishka
Bain and monitoring officer
Aretha Huyler.
Ms Bain has a background in
marine resources management
and experience with the depart-
ment of biology at the Univer-
sity of Miami.
The Beloit College graduate
is thrilled about her new role,
"It's an awesome project and
to my knowledge this is the only
tourist development that has
taken an environmentally sen-
sitive approach and has an
onsite environmental team,"
said Ms Bain.
Ms Huyler has more than

10 years experience in agri-
culture and previously worked
as an agricultural production
supervisor at an Abaco busi-
"Some of the plants we have
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found anywhere else in the
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can find native medicines from
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The responsibilities of both
environmental team members
include ensuring safe environ-
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the replanting of Bahamian
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The United States Embassy wishes to thank thefollowingfor their
generous support of our July 4h Independence Day celebration:

Airport Rent A Car Ltd.
Anheuser Busch
The Honorable Arthur Schechter
Asa H. Pritchard
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
Bacardi & Company Ltd.
Bahamas International Rentals Ltd.
Bahamas Supermarkets Foundation
Bahamas Welding and Fire
Baker Construction (Bah.) Ltd.
BankBoston Trust Co. Ltd.
Betty K Agencies
The Boston Beer Company
Bristol Sellers Wines & Sprits
British Colonial Hilton Hotel
Budget Rent A Car Bahamas Ltd.
Bums House Ltd.
Butler & Sands Ltd.
CSC Applied Technologies LLC.
Cable Beach Resort
Caleb Enterprises Ltd./Mail Boxes Etc.
Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd.
Caribbean Quick Service Restaurants
Cavalier Shipping
Centerville Optical T/A Pearle Vision
Citibank, N.A.
DHL Bahamas Ltd.
The d'Albenas Agency Ltd.
Dartley Bank & Trust Ltd.
Dell's Lemonade, Rhode Is.
Disney Worldwide Services Inc.
Esso Standard Oil Co.
Friendly Ford Motors Ltd.

Ginn-LA West End Ltd.
Grand Bahama Power Co.
Hard Rock Caf6
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JP Morgan Trust
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Lanahan Lumber Company
Lebco Limited/Tommy Hilfiger
Nassau Dairy Products Ltd.
Newport Collaborative, Rhode Is.
Newport Vineyards, Rhode Is.
North East Engineers, Rhode Is.
Paradise Island Harbour Resort
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. Ltd.
Phoenix Aviation/Nassau Jet
Pioneer Shipping Ltd.
Purity Bakery
Rhode Island Economic
Development Corporation
Rhode Island National Guard
Robin Hood
S G Hambros Bank & Trust
Sbarro The Italian Eatery
Seaboard Marine Bahamas
Subway Sandwiches & Salads
Tropical Exterminators Ltd.
Tropical Shipping Ltd.
The Vestcor Companies Inc.
Wendy's Restaurants

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assistance and to the Cable Beach Resort for their generosity in
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Freemasons 'plan to

help improve society' & ...RexMajoes
in coordination

mer, head of the Prince Hall
Grand Lodge of the Free and
Accepted Masons, says that his
organisation plans to play a
larger role in the socio-eco-
nomic development of the
Mr Culmer was recently
elected as grand master of the
lodge. He previously served as
district deputy grandmaster for
District I (New Providence).
The new grand master said
he plans to take some of the
programmes established by his
predecessors "one step further"
and will allow "the masonic
body to play an improved role
in society".
He said that one of his pri-
orities as grand master will be to
ensure that the body and its
subordinate lodges play a larger
role in working with the coun-
try's youth particularly the
young men at a time when
crime and immorality appear to
be on the rise.
Mr Culmer said it is his belief
that the masonic teachings of
spirituality, morality, equality
and brotherly love can have an
impact on the nation'p young
men and women.
He said it is time that
Bahamian men of good moral
fibre took the lead in helping
to bring about the turnaround
needed, especially among the
youth and that as masons, the
Prince Hall Affiliated family is
prepared to stand in the gap
and "speak up" and to make a
difference "whenever neces-
"Masons and good men
throughout this country have to
stand up and show the nation
that there are still a lot of men
of good character in this country'
who would like to see this coun-
try move from where it is espe-
cially in terms of the social ills
that are impacting our country,"
Mr Culmner said.
He said the Prince Hall Asso-
ciation fraternity is filled with
both veteran and young masons
who are positive role models
and who, because they "come
from all facets of society", have

* GRANDMASTER Carl Culmer (third right) poses with
members of the Grand Lodge following elections held in New
Providence. Pictured (from left) are: Kenrick Braithwaite (grand
treasurer); Ersley Johnson (grand senior warden); Sanford
Culmer (deputy grandmaster); Mr Culmer;, Fred Ferguson
(grand junior warden) and Wendell Barry (grand secretary).

a wealth of knowledge, wisdom,
capability, understanding and
professional expertise to assist
in alleviating a number of the
negative issues impacting soci-
"I don't see our youth par-
ticularly our young men as'
being lost. I see them as being'
misguided and in need of direc-
tion," Mr Culmer said. "That's
why I have established a com-
mittee responsible for working
with the country's youth and
whose focus is to address some
of these very same problems.
"This committee is comprised
of young, energetic examples in
the community and some of our
veteran masons who \ ill work
hand-in-hand with the various
organizations in an attempt to
help stem the tide of 6rime and
immorality that is facing our
society and our youth.
Mr Culmer said the plan will
be implemented throughout the
10 districts that comprise the
Prince Hall Affiliated family,
including the Family Islands, to
ensure "the universality of our
projects and that all Bahamians
will be able to benefit from

whatever programmes that are
already in place or will be put in
place in the near future."
He said the fraternity will
continue to bring public aware-
ness to the importance of vol-
untary blood donations, cancer
awareness and healthy living in
addition to the continuation of
many of its social outreach pro-
grammes that have positively
impacted a number of children's
homes, in addition to homes for
the elderly.
"We are a group that does
not brag about the things that
we do; we just go out there and
do it because we believe that if
there is a need in our society
that we can assist with, we
should just go out there and do
it without any fanfare or media
attention," Mr Culmer said.
"And while that approach
may not have generated the
kind of publicity other organi-
sations receive, it is our belief
that filling the void and ensuring
that society benefits from our
functions, is the most important
contribution we can make to
helping make the Bahamqa,,
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Choreographer puts on poetry and

dance show at National Theatre

* PAUL Whily with Minister of Culture Charles Maynard

* By Arthia Nixon-Stack
MINISTER of Culture
Charles Maynard joined writer
and choreographer Paul Whyl-
ly on-stage at the National The-
atre for Performing Arts on
Sunday to congratulate him on
his production "Diary of the
Spirit His Emancipation".
Mr Whylly also took the
opportunity to sign copies of his
book of the same name.
With performances by Tami-
ka Smith, Ricardo Knowles and
the Voices of Zion, songs filled
the theatre only to be followed
by dancing by Revere Dance
Academy's principal dancers.
Mr Whylly's choreography
was displayed through jazz and
ballet, with a stand-out perfor-
mance by one of his prot6g6s,
Adenecia Kemp.
Despite all the laughter and
crowd pleasing antics by Mr
Whylly's sister Michaela, who
served as mistress of ceremo-

ny, deeper emotions were
unveiled as the life of a man
who nearly died at 13 months
old after being hit by a car, then
struggled to overcome the sins
of the world, particularly drugs,
was portrayed.
Mr Maynard congratulated
Mr Whylly, who said he took
pleasure in sharing his family,
history dating back to his ances-
tor Cudjoe, who arrived from
Togo, West Africa to work on
the Clifton Plantation, and
Esther, a slave who adopted the
surname Whylly.
"Paul, you made a statement
not about you but about the
men in this country," said the
minister. "When you first
approached me with the idea
for the show I saw your passion
and at a time in our nation
when young men are fighting
with so many demons, you told
your story about overcoming
your own demons and I knew I
had to give you my full support.

"Your book is something
young men should read because
you've been there and you are
not preaching to the converted
but rather from experience and
the people here who have come
to show their support prove that
you have succeeded."
Mr Whylly, who also danced
under the alias Alvin Ailey,
has had one of the more suc-
cessful male dancing careers
in the Bahamas in the past 30
In his touching tributes to
his mother and those who
assisted with bringing his pro-
ject to fruition, Mr Whylly
admitted that he got through
the process with a lot of help

from family and friends.
"This is not done by mb
alone," he said. "This is because
Hervis Bain, Kayla Lockhart
Edwards, E Clement Bethel
and Winston Saunders paveFl
the way. ,j
"What you see as my craft (s
what it is because as a child ny
teacher Pandora Gibsoff-
Gomez pulled me aside anil
encouraged me to follow m.y
ambitions. What you see is the
work of a family who did ndt
give up on their son who was
stealing from them to support
drug habit, who prayed and
encouraged him and the minis-
ters who helped reform him into
what he is today," he said.
i i

* PAUL Whylly Onstage

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Abbas hacks early

Palestinian elections,

deepening hostilities

with Hamas
West Bank
dent Mahmoud Abbas on
Wednesday endorsed the
idea of early elections,
deepening animosities
with Hamas following the
Islamic militant group's
violent takeover of the
Gaza Strip, according to
Associated Press.
Abbas did not say when
he might hold new elec-
tions or how he would
organize a vote in Hamas-
ruled Gaza. Abbas has
come under criticism for
taking tough measures
against Hamas in the
West Bank, and talk of
holding a new vote might
be a way of silencing his
Abbas made the
announcement ahead of a
gathering later in the day
of a top decision-making
body of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization, the
PLO's Central Council.
The PLO is an umbrella
group of Palestinian
groups, but Hamas is not ,,
The council, dominated
by Abbas' Fatah mov-
ment, was expected to call
for early elections as ia
way toward ending its:bit-
ter power struggle with'
"This issue will be dis-
cussed in the council and
when there is a decision
for early elections, it is
my responsibility to -issue
the decree for that,"
Abbas said.
Abbas spoke at a joint
news conference with the
European Union's foreign
policy chief, Javier
Solana, who voiced his
support for the Palestin-
ian leader.
"Some initiatives are
going to be taken in the
coming days that may
lead to the dream of all of
us, especially if the Pales-
tinians start a political ...
process," Solana said.

Global leaders, soccer legends celebrate

Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday

South Africa
NELSON Mandela celebrated
his 89th birthday Wednesday with
a star-studded soccer match and
the launch of a humanitarian cam-
paign, joined by former U.S. Pres-
ident Jimmy Carter, former U.N.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
and other elders of the global vil-
lage, according to Associated
The elders event kicked off
with about 250 people taking to
their feet to sing "Happy Birth-
day" as Mandela beamed with
delight before being helped to the
stage by his wife and Carter.
"How God must love South
Africa to have given us such a
priceless gift," Desmond Tutu,
South Africa's former Anglican
archbishop and chairman of the
elders group, told Mandela. "You
bowled us all over by your gra-
ciousness, magnanimity and gen-
erosity of spirit."
Mandela was imprisoned for
nearly three decades for his fight
against apartheid. Released in
1990, he led negotiations to end
decades of white rule. In 1994, in
South Africa's first fully democ-
ratic elections, he was elected
He left office in 1999 but has
continued, to work to reduce
poverty; illiteracy and AIDS in
The Elders stems from an idea
of British entrepreneur Richard
Branson, who shares a birthday
with Mandela, and musician Peter
Gabriel, who were present at
Wednesday's launch.
The Elders, who include sever-
al Nobel peace laureates among
them Mandela are dedicated to
finding new ways to foster peace
and resolve global crises, and to
supporting the next generation of
The Elders are Annan; Ela
Bhatt, a women's rights cam-
paigner from India; former Nor-
wegian Prime Minister Gro
Harlem Brundtland; Carter; Li
Zhaoxing, a former Chinese
envoy to the U.N. who started his
diplomatic career in Africa; Man-
dela's wife Graca Machel, a long-
time campaigner for children's
rights; Mandela; former Irish Pres-
ident Mary Robinson; Tutu; and
Muhaammad Yunus, founder of

FORMER Soutl African President Nelson Mandela, flanked by Singer Peter Gabriel, left and entrepreneur Sir Richard Bran-
son, right, listens to South African Archibishop Desmond Tutu address an audience during the official launch of a new group, The
Elders, on the occasion of Mandela's 89thbirthday in Johannesburg Wednesday July 18, 2007. Nelson Mandela celebrates his 89th
birthday Wednesday with a star-studded soccer match and the launch of a humanitarian campaign, joined by former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other "elders" of the global village.

fhe pioneering micro-credit insti-
tution known as Grameen Bank.
"I am confident that The Elders
can become real role models.
They will support courage where
there is fear, foster agreement
where there is conflict and inspire
hope where there is despair,"
Mandela said.
"This initiative cannot have
come at a more appropriate time.
It brings together an extraordi-
nary collection of people with
skills and diversity to undertake
what we know is an enormous
Mandela, who walked with dif-
ficulty \'ednesday and was not
expected to take an active role in
the new group, joked aboutdhis

attempts to stay in retirement.
While still maintaining his ram-
rod straight posture and calm.
deportment, Mandela is struggling
to walk, his ankles badly swollen.
He appears thinner but less frail
than he has at other recent
The atmosphere swung from
tears to laughter Wednesday. At
one point, Gabriel sang his "Biko"
unaccompanied, leaving Tutu
weeping. Black leader Steve Biko
died at the hands of the apartheid
security forces 30 years ago.
The Elders have received
US$18 million in funding over
three years.from Branson and oth-'
ers.:The members were to decide
their priorities over the next few

months, and would work with
established groups.
Addressing concerns about how
effective the group could be,
Carter said: "My prayer is that
the great potential of The Elders
might be realized though sound
judgment and through dedication
and courage."
The Elders event was part of a
week of birthday festivities fea-
turing visits by Mandela's many
friends, including former U.S.
President Bill Clinton.,
Messages of support rolled in
all day from all corners of the
"The country and the world are
privileged to celebrate the life of
such an outstanding leader of our

(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

people," said President Thabo
Mbeki, who succeeded Mandela
in 1999.
Later Wednesday, retired
Brazilian soccer star Pele and
three-time African player of the
year Samuel Eto'o, of Cameroon,
were to be among more than 50
past and present stars of the game
taking part in "90 Minutes for
Mandela" match later on
Mandela, who is not expected
to attend the game, smiled Tues-
day as he received an official
match jersey with the number 89 -
his age emblazoned on it.
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Britain says main suspect in Litvinenko

poisoning death must be tried in UK


BRITAIN said Wednesday
it would not accept a trial in a
third country of a former KGB
agent accused of using radioac-
tive poison to kill a Kremlin
critic, according to Associated
Prime Minister Gordon
Brown's office earlier appeared
to have opened the way to a
possible compromise deal in
another country or territory,
but later confirmed it would
only consider a trial in Britain.
"We want the trial to be in a
British court, on British soil,"
his spokesman Michael Ellam
The spokesman earlier said
only that the trial should take
place in a British court -- rais-
ing the prospect of a hearing
in a third country as in the case
of a Libyan suspect convicted
for the 1988 airliner bombing
over Lockerbie, Scotland.
That trial was held by a Scot-
tish court specially convened
in the Netherlands after Libya
accepted the proposal of a trial
in a neutral country.
Brown's Downing Street
office said any confusion was
unintentional and stressed it

"We want the trial to be n a
British court, on British soi."

Michael Ellam, spokesman for
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

was seeking a trial in Britain.
Britain this week ordered
four Russian diplomats to leave
the country because of Russia's
refusal to extradite Andrei
Lugovoi, who was named by
British prosecutors as the chief
suspect in the killing of Alexan-
der Litvinenko, a Kremlin crit-
ic and former KGB agent poi-
soned with a radioactive iso-
tope in London in November.
Russia has threatened
unspecified measures in
response, leading to concerns
that both sides are taking
extreme positions that could
make resolution of the dispute
Europe Minister Jim Mur-
phy told the Foreign' Affairs
select committee on Wednes-
day that Britain had made a
targeted and measured
response to Russia.
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Murphy also said Brown's
government would not accept a
trial of Lugovoi outside Britain.
Murphy told the panel that
London and Moscow were con-
tinuing to cooperate in many
fields. "It's our intention to
emphasize that we see Russia
as a strong ally," he said.
Boris Berezovsky, a London-
based Russian tycoon sought
by Russia for trial on embez-
zlement and money-launder-
ing charges, said Tuesday he
would agree to a trial in a third
country, though it was not clear
whether he would accept a
Russian court convened else-
Britain's refusal to extradite
Berezovsky, who was granted
British citizenship after fleeing
Russia, has long angered the
.London's Foreign Office said
in a document Wednesday that
relations with Moscow have
been "overshadowed by ten-
sions" over asylum granted to
Russian dissidents.
Moscow has not "fully
accepted that these questions
are matters of law, not of poli-
tics or diplomacy," said the doc-
ument, prepared by officials as
part of a parliamentary inquiry
into Russian-British relations.
Berezovsky, a one-time
Kremlin insider who has fall-
en out with Russian President
Vladimir Putin, said Wednes-
day that he fled Britain briefly
last month because British
intelligence services told him
his life was in danger. t
"I was informed by Scotland
Yard that there was a plot to
kill me, and they recommended
to me to leave the country,"
Berezovsky told The Associat-
ed Press. He said he left Britain
for about a week and returned
when Scotland Yard told him
the plot had been foiled.
Berezovsky was granted
political asylum in Britain in
2003. His visibility has
increased since Litvinenko's
Scotland Yard declined to
comment on Berezovsky's
claim and on newspaper
reports saying a suspect seized
at a London hotel allegedly
intended to lure Berezovsky
there in order to shoot him.
A British security official also
declined to confirm or deny the
claim, but stressed that the MI5
domestic intelligence agency
has no powers to arrest sus-
"Berezovsky is a very high-
profile critic of the Putin

regime, and history does show
that it would appear that the
Russians are prepared to take
action against their critics
abroad," said the official, who
demanded anonymity to
discuss sensitive intelligence
The official could not say
whether British intelligence ser-
vices believe Russia has tried
to attack dissidents in London
since Litvinenko's murder. But
the official confirmed that
about 30 Russian spies are
believed to be based in Lon-
don to monitor exiles in the
Russian Ambassador Yury
Fedotov told BBC radio that
Berezovsky's claim about a plot
to assassinate him was "quite
strange information, and I have

nothing that could confirm it."
He alleged that Berezovsky
is linked "to many criminal
international schemes of mon-
ey laundering, corruption and
organized crime."
Berezovsky said he first
learned of the plot through
contacts within Russia's Fed-
eral Security Service.
"They told me that someone
I knew would come and kill me
openly and present it as a busi-
ness matter. He would say
there was a disagreement over
the business," he said.
Litvinenko died Nov. 23 after
ingesting radioactive poloni-
um-210. In a deathbed state-
ment, he accused Putin of being
behind the poisoning. Litvi-
nenko said he fell ill after meet-
ing Lugovoi and his business

partner, Dmitry Kovtun, at
London's Millennium Hotel on
Nov. 1.
A waiter who was working
at the hotel told a British news-
paper on Sunday that he
believed a poison had
been sprayed into a pot of
green tea.
Lugovoi, also a former KGB
officer, gave a television inter-
view Tuesday in which he said
Britain had provoked the diplo-
matic conflict.
"The British officials have
backed themselves into a cor-
ner by proposing to extradite
me, although it was obviously
prohibited by the (Russian)
Constitution," he said on Rus-
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headquartered at 1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20577,through its
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qualification documents for the modification of a section of its office. To this end,
the following information could be picked up at the IDB House, East Bay St.:

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commensurate with the type and scope of the work
Works completed in recent years that are similar to the one proposed by the
Bank, as demonstrated by references of the owners or previous experience
with the Bank.
Physical capacity to carry out the job as demonstrated by the current work
Financial conditions, and,
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addressed to:

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S Korea: N Korea agrees to disclose and

disable nuclear facilities by year's end

NORTH Korea followed up
the shutdown of its sole oper-
ating reactor with a pledge
Wednesday to disclose all its
nuclear weapons programs
and disable them by the end
of the year, South Korea's
nuclear envoy said, according
to Associated Press.
The North's chief nuclear
negotiator, Vice Foreign Min-
ister Kim Kye Gwan, made
the promise during the open-
ing session of six-nation talks
in Beijing, Chun Yung-woo
"North Korea expressed its
intention to declare and dis-
able (its nuclear facilities)
within the shortest possible
period, even within five or six
months, or by the end of the
year," Chun said.
In separate talks with South
Korea on Wednesday, Kim
said his country was willing to
declare its nuclear programs
"without omitting a single
one," Chun said.
That implied North Korea
will also mention a uranium
enrichment program that it
has never publicly acknowl-
edged. The U.S. accused
Pyongyang in 2002 of embark-
ing on such a program in vio-
lation of an earlier disarma-
ment deal touching off a
nuclear crisis.
The arms talks which
include Japan, Russia and the
U.S. began Wednesday
with an infusion of optimism
after North Korea shut down
its reactor Saturday.
The atmosphere was "as
bright as Beijing's skies and
was more serious and busi-
nesslike than any other time,"
Chun said Wednesday after
the meeting of all six coun-
tries at a Chinese guesthouse
in a city bathed in sunshine.
The main U.S. envoy
declined to give specifics on
the discussions, but said the
Chinese hosts were expected
to issue a statement at the end
of the meetings Thursday lay-
ing out a target date for the
North's declaration and dis-
ablement of its nuclear pro-
. "There was a very good and
positive discussion on all of
the issues," Assistant Secre-
tary of State Christopher Hill
told reporters.
Japan also said it was
impressed by North Korea's
positive attitude.
"I had the impression that
North Korea is prepared to
implement the initial stage
steps," Tokyo's envoy
Kenichiro Sasae said, refer-
ring to the list and disable-
Chun said the North's dec-
laration should also include
bombs the North has built.
"If North Korea has some-
thing, whether it be a nuclear
weapon or a nuclear detona-
tion device, it should declare
all of them," he said.
Earlier Wednesday, the
U.N. nuclear watchdog con-
firmed that North Korea shut-
tered all remaining facilities
at its main nuclear complex in
addition to its only working
"We have verified all the
five nuclear facilities have
been shut down," Mohamed
ElBaradei, chief of the Inter-
national Atomic Energy
Agency, told reporters during
a visit to Kuala Lumpur,
Some of the facilities have
also been sealed by U.N.
inspectors, ElBaradei said.
ElBaradei announced ear-
lier in the week that inspec-
tors had verified the shutdown
of North Korea's only work-
ing nuclear reactor at Yong-
byon, 60 miles north of
His announcement Wednes-
day confirmed four additional
facilities were also shuttered,
including two long-dormant
construction sites for larger
reactors, and facilities for
making reactor fuel and repro-
cessing it to harvest plutoni-
um for bombs.
ElBaradei said having the
facilities listed and dismantled
by year-end could only hap-

pen if there was progress in
the six-nation talks and the
North' remains cooperative
with inspectors, who may be

U.S. ENVOY for
the six party talks
Christopher Hill speaks
to the media in Beijing,
China Wednesday, July
18,2007. North Korea
has offered to fully
declare all nuclear
weapons programs and
disable them by the end
of the year, meeting
U.S. hopes for quick
moves following the
shutdown of
Pyongyang's sole oper-
ating reactor, South
Korea's envoy said
(AP Photo/
Elizabeth Dalziel)

required to travel across the
secretive nation to other sites.
"What is really important is
full transparency," ElBaradei
said. "The more transparen-
cy we get, the quicker we will
be able to verify that every-
thing in (North Korea) has
been declared to us."
North Korea has begun
receiving 50,000 tons of oil
from South Korea as a reward
for the reactor shutdown, and
is to eventually receive the
equivalent of a total 1 million
tons for disabling its nuclear
But Pyongyang has also
demanded the U.S. and Japan
end their "hostile" policies
against the regime, such as
other economic sanctions and
being named on a U.S. list of
terrorism-sponsoring states.
The countries involved in
the arms talks last met in
March, although the main
U.S. envoy Hill made a sur-
prise trip to Pyongyang in
June his first ever to
urge the North to comply with
its pledges.

Man made hunk of

metal crashes

through NJ roof,

officials perplexed
A HUNK of metal that
crashed through the roof of a
home has NASA, Federal
Aviation Administration and
New Jersey Transit officials
scratching their heads,
according to Associated
The man who lives in the
house was watching televi-
sion Tuesday when he heard
a crash and saw a cloud of
dust. In the next room, he
.found a hunk of gray metal,
3 1/2 inches by 5 inches, with
two hexagonal holes in it.
Experts say it's manmade,
but nobody can say where it
might have come from.
New Jersey Transit has
railroad tracks about 100
feet from the house, but
spokesman Dan Stessel said
the object isn't something
that would have flown off a
FAA officials said it was-
n't a part that would have
fallen from a plane headed
into or out of nearby Newark
Liberty International Air-
"It doesn't look very
'space-y,"' said Henry Kline,
a spokesman for NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, Calif. "It's obvi-
ously made for something ...
But we wouldn't know what
to do with it."
U.S. Air Force Major
Costas Leonidou at the Pen-
thgon said he couldn't identi-
fy the fallen object, either.
"It could be Air Force,
Navy, Marines, commercial.
It could be anything," he
Authorities in Bayonne, as
well as the home's residents,
just want to get it identified.
"It belongs to somebody,"
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of violence that has stirred
doubts about Pakistan's stabili-
ty, according to Associated Press.
At least eight suspected mili-
tants also died in clashes with
security forces in North Waziris-
tan, a Taliban and al-Qaida
stronghold on the Afghan bor-
der where a disputed peace deal
has collapsed and troops have
moved in.
President Gen. Pervez
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istanis, many of whom are press-
ing him to resign and restore
civilian rule, to help him take
on the extremists.
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government also challenged-
U.S. claims that al-Qaida. is
regrouping near the Afghan
border as lacking substance.
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shootings blamed on Islamic
extremists and a bloody army
siege of radicals in Islamabad's
Red Mosque have killed more
than 240 people so far this
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cide bomber on Tuesday killed
16 people at a rally for Pak-
istan's suspended chief justice,
whose legal battle with Mushar-
raf has galvanized opposition to
military rule. A verdict in the
case is expected as early as Fri-
Critics accuse Musharraf of
leading the country toward civ-
il war and using the crisis to
shore up U.S. support for his
eight-year-old military regime.
There is growing concern that
year-end elections will be post-
However, Musharraf insisted
Wednesday the ballot would go
ahead and dismissed specula-
tion he would declare a state of
He claimed that al-Qaida was
on the run.
"Al-Qaida has weakened
because of the actions taken by
Pakistani forces," Musharraf

A PAKISTAN para-military soldier stands guard with, a road sign reads "Avenue of Democra-
cy, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wedneday, July 18,2007. Authorities beefed up security in capital after
Tuesday's suicide bombing which killed 16 people before a rally in support of Pakistan's chief justice
who is suspended by Pakistan's military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

was quoted by spokesman
Rashid Quereshi as telling a
group of local newspaper edi-
"We are in direct confronta-
tion with the extremist forces -
moderates versus extremists,"
said Musharraf, according to the
state-run news agency Associ-
ated Press of Pakistan.
The army said militants
attacked one of its convoys
about 40 kilometers (25 miles)
west of North Waziristan's main
town of Miran Shah with a
remote-control bomb and then
opened fire on the surviving sol-
diers. '
Seventeen soldiers were killed
and more than a dozen injured
in the ambush, army spokesman
Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said.
The army said several "mis-
creants" were killed in retalia-
tory fire by the surviving troops,
while another five militants were
killed in a clash in the town of
lir Ali.
'ivwo local security officials
said security forces also shot and
killed men in a car after they

refused to stop near Miran
Shah. Weapons were found in
the vehicle, according to the offi-
cials, who said they were not
allowed to speak on the record.
Earlier, an explosion hit
another convoy near Miran
Shah, wounding one soldier and
up to six civilians, Arshad said.
The bloodshed has clouded
government efforts to resurrect
a peace pact that militants dis-
avowed over the weekend.
Musharraf insists the accord -
under which the military scaled
back its operations in the U.S.-
led war on terror in return for
pledges from tribal leaders to
contain militancy offers the
best long-term hope of pacifying
the region.
However, U.S. officials have
expressed concern that it gives
Islamic extremists breathing
space that they have used to
strengthen their operations in
Pakistan, Afghanistan and
In an intelligence report
unveiled in Washington on
Tuesday, analysts said the, pact

(AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)
had given al-Qaida new oppor-
tunities to set up compounds for
terror training, improve its inter-
national communications with
associates And bolster its opera-
Al-Qaida was using its bur-
geoning strength in Pakistan, as
well as Iraq, to plot terror strikes
on American soil, according to
the latest U.S. National Intelli-
gence Estimate.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry
rejected that assessment
Wednesday as unsubstantiated.
"We would firmly act to elim-
inate any al-Qaida hide-out on
the basis of specific intelligence
or information," a ministry
statement said.
"It does not help simply to
make assertions about the pres-
ence or regeneration of al-Qaida
in bordering areas of Pakistan.
What is needed is concrete and
actionable information and
intelligence sharing," it said.
It also reiterated that no for-
eign security forces would be
allowed to pursue militants in
Pakistan territory. 4

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Both sides vulnerable.
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West North East South
Pass 2 3 Pass
Pass Dble Pass 3
Pass 4 4 Dble
Opening lead four of diamonds.
It is hard to explain or justify
some of the horrendous goings-on
that sometimes occur in the annual
world championship. For example,
take this deal played in the match
.between Pakistan and Sweden in
With Pakistan North-South, the
bidding :at the first table went as
shown. North's two-diamond bid
was artificial and showed a balanced
hand. with: lots of high-card points.

East's three-diamond bid was natural
and indicated lots of diamonds.
North's double was essentially for
South responded three spades,
and North, overwhelmed by his 20
high-card points and excellent trump
support, raised to four spades. This
ill-advised move based not on real
tricks but on points proved disas-
trous. West led his singleton dia-
mond, and the Swedish pair took
seven tricks in a row to extract an
1,100-point penalty.
East won the diamond lead with
the ace and returned the deuce of dia-
monds, asking for a club return after
West ruffed. West duly obliged by
leading the queen of clubs, covered
by the king and ace. East then cashed
the jack of clubs before leading a
third round of diamonds.
The hapless declarer ruffed with
the ten of spades, which was over-
ruffed by West with.the jack. West
then returned another club, ruffed by
East, who cashed the ace of hearts to
put an end to the slaughter.
At the second table, where North
was also overly impressed by his.
points, the Swedish pair similarly got
to four spades. Luckily, they were
not doubled and managed to go
down only three, so Sweden-gained'
800 points on the deal.

HOW many words of four letters or
more can you make from the letters
In making a word. each letter may be
used once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be at least olke
nine-letter word in the list. No plurals or
verb forms ending in s, no words with initial
capitals and no words with a hyphen or
apostrophe are permitted. The first word
of a phrase is permitted (eg inkjet in
inkjet printer).
Good 41;
very good 61;
excellent 82.

cope creep crepe crept crop neep nope open opener pecten peen peer pence
pent peon percent person pert peter poet ponce pone pore porn port porter
poteen PRECENTOR preen prone receptor reopen repent repo report
repro rope tope topee toper trope


1 Take a walk with old Ted (6)
7 He loves to manipulate a tool around
untidy hair (8)
8 Pass as mugs (4)
10 Where a heartless pair get a fever-
ish complaint (6)
11 A routine I have to get working (6)
14 A bad bit of a carrot (3)
16 They help with fresh ideas (5)
17 What one hurried to get out of (4)
19 It may be worn and defective at
some stage (5)
21 Alfresco area in occupation (5)
22 Start to binge unwisely (5)
23 Ejected one of a pair (4)
26 Became established anew in the
testing centre (3,2)
28 Thus an upstart never had much
worth (3)
29 Get in quickly with a quiet thrust (6)
30 One in favour of flogging (6)
31 Pile into the old banger (4)
32 Be plausible enough to trick a
fellow (8)
33 Oil can make you slide around,
sweetheart! (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Screw 6, Atlas 9, Geordie 10, C-O-urt 11,
Rabid 12, W-imp-S 13, Re-start 15, End 17, Is-is 18,
Grease 19, Ascot 20, Hold it 22, Mess 24, Try 25,
Romance 26, Sep-Al 27, Lehar 28, Maine 29, Gobbled 30,
Aston 31, Lynch
ACROSS: 2, C-hores 3, Egrets 4, Wet 5, F-ru-it 6, Airport 7,
Te-as 8', Aliens 12, Wrest 13, Right 14, S-ill-y 15,
Eaten 16, Den-se 18, 3o-go-l 19, Aileron 21, Orders 22,
Ma-lad-y 23, Sc-enic 25, Rambo 26, S-ago 28,

1 Interfere with the packer? (6)
2 Fabulous organ composition for the
grand finale (6)
. 3 Otherwise a little girl (4)
4 Where it's smart to get back
in time (7)
5 Bright decoration, but can be drab if
one leaves it (5)
6 Possibly loves small rodents (5)
8 What to wear new in Paris, lacking a
little cash? (4)
9 Have a fling like a shot? (3)
12 Connect it up at one end (3)
13 A striking redhead (5)
15 Tongue in gelatine (5)
18 A nurse with spirit (5)
19 Total of game creatures shot in
Surrey (3)
20 Clamorous bit of badinage (3)
21 Bird needing some guidance, being
in a state (7)
22 A combination container? (3)
23 Comfort from the only one to have
an account (6)
24 Novel ending accepted by a young-
ster, useful in fiction (4)
25 Excitement at finding a cash register
part in the till! (6)
26 All this is supposed to be a tasteful
mixture (5)
27 Frightful acts? (5)
28 Make sure you keep your eyes
open! (3)
30 She had to be ditched (4)

Yesterday s easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Chest 6, Pride 9, Compare 10, Clean 11, Aisle
12, Cabin 13, Several 15, Pod 17, Arid 18, Recipe 19,
Steed 20, Chives 22, Sofa 24, Eat 25, Stoutly 26, Styes
27, April 28, Adder 29, Despise 30, Order 31,
DOWN: 2, Holler 3, Scared 4, Ton 5, Appal 6, Praised
7, Rein 8, Dollop 12, Carts 13, Sauce 14, Visit 15, Pilot
16, Delay 18, Rents 19, Settler 21, Hamper 22,
Sudden 23, Fleece 25, Seeps 26, Side
28, Ass

1 Expert (6)
7 Madly (8)
8 Identical (4)
10 Tolled (6)
11 Ripen (6)
14 Rodent (3)
16 Sheets of
glass (5)
17 Minerals (4)
19 Allude (5)
21 Deserve (5)
22 Navigation
aid (5)
23 Reared (4)
26 Sofa (5)
28 Golf peg (3)
29 Beast (6)
30 Hunt for food (6)
31 Street (4)
32 Card game (8)
33 Dozen (6)

1 Type of cloak (6)
2 Plays (6)
3 Bound (4)
4 Railing (7)
5 Started (5)
6 Funeral fires (5)
8 Father (4)
9 Encountered (3)
12 Pitch (3)
13 Sketch show (5)
15 Wild (5)
18 Sap (5)
19 Colour (3)
20 Tree (3)
21 Director (7)
22 Male
sheep (3)
23 Scold (6)
24 Scan (4)
25 Dig up (6)
26 Stifles (5)
27 View (5)
28 Also (3)
30 Worry (4)


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ARIES March 2LiApril 20
Someone is breathing down your
neck this week, Aries, but you can
handle the pressure. Not one to
buckle under stress, seek out the
companionship of a new friend.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Preaching is no substitute for expe-
rience, Taurus. Don't say a word
unless you can back up your advice
with evidence. A family member is
troublesome on Tuesday.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Live by the rules that you'd prefer
others follow. If you've been having
lofty ideas, there bound to come to
fruition, this week Gemini. Stay
patient until the weekend.
CANCER June 22/July 22
As much as you want to support
others, Cancer, you come first. Set
aside some time to shuffle your pri-
orities this week for more "you
time." You are given a rare opportu-
nity that shouldn't be wasted.
LEO July 23/August 23
Serve others before you serve yourself,
Leo. Remember that humility is one of
the easiest ways to show what a good
person you are. Keep health a main pri-
ority for the weekend.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
These days your sense of fun is tame
but satisfying, Virgo. A romantic
partner prefers the expected rather
than surprises, and you have no
problem complying.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Even the most charming people are
wasting their efforts on you this week,
Libra. You're in no mood for social
niceties. Keep to yourself until
Thursday when your mood brightens.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
It's time to think ahead and set up a
plan for the future. You can't live
day to day or by your strong intu-
itions. Romantic possibilities seem
strong and on the horizon.
SAGiITARIUS -Nov 23/Dec 21
When life gets serious this week,
Sagittarius, your focus shifts to the
responsibilities demanded of you.
Always perceptive, you maintain
control in every situation. You'll
resume fun times shortly.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You're the reasonable authority this
week, Capricorn. Whether at work or
even at home you're collecting dues
from those who owe you from past
generosity. Don't let it go to your head.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Document all of your actions and save
all of your receipts this week. You're
living in a fog, Aquarius, and you may
need some evidence to indicate where
you've been and where you're headed.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Too much is far better than not
enough, so live life to the fullest this
week, Pisces. There are many obsta-
cles but they don't slow ydu down
much. Just keep focused on your goal.

Tshepiso Lopang v Jessie Gilbert
Turin women's Olympiad 2006.
Croydon High School pupil
Gilbert was England's best
young female talent until her
tragic death last summer aged
19. She played number two for
England womenat the Turin
word team event, where
today's position launched an
impressive attack. White has
been passive, allowing the black
knight to reach the strong f4
outpost where it menaces the
white king. However, Black
needs to act fast. White
threatens Nxe5, while the
defence f7-f6 would allow the
surprise Ngl threatening to trap
the f4 knight by g2-g3. Gilbert
found a bravura response, a
sacrificial attack which led to
checkmate. What did Black play?


Chess solukdim lJxg2 2Kxg2 Bxh3M 3Kxh3
(3 Kg resists better)Qd7+4 Kh2Bf4+5 K lQh3+ 6
Kgl Q94+ 7 Kld xf3+8 Kgl+Qg4+9R EdQh3+10Kgl
Mensa qu& Eabort
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'"A.., 4, I I- ,L)AY', JULY"1-,2007.THETRIBUN&"

National pride knew no
bounds this year for
I I 'employees of Citi in
celebration of Independence
Day for The Bahamas.
The concept, "All Tings
Bahamian", began as a
decorating contest among
business units of the local
franchise here in Nassau but
"quickly took on a life of its
t7- own. Business teams
corralled their creative
energy and turned the
a ," Thompson Boulevard offices
. of Citi into a sea of turquoise,
L A. yellow and black. Displays
included a technology unit
turned into a scaled down
version of Bain Town,
cubicles turned into thatch
houses complete with
gingham curtains, and a
myriad of historic items. Staff
performed Junkanoo rush
"Even a live crab and chicken
in cages fourid their way into
L displays. On hand to judge
.the displays were four well-
.known Bahamian cultural
personalities and activists,
.Ms Fernern Hanna, William
R. Deveaux, Val Maura and
Joanne Miller-Neely. Each
display was judged based on-
,seve c r.a including
Original historic Content,
Display D g;and
Costumes, t sdine a few.
Th6 winning didoiay came,..
from the Docum6drit
Managernet and&Control
.- .... ...Unit w reh1ir theme was
"R4uierg When..." A
yoidliked into thbir ;
Iep artment you w ,
LU kb in e.
IMF. :,-+ ..-+; + .'- employ e washing .k Ji l
f' '.!. on a scrubbing boanscape
..clothes line strewnfwi -
bloomers, gospel sir.I ng,
rake 'n' scrape, jack stone
and ring play. The room was
*. rich with the scent of old- V
fashioned pea soup, stew
fish, potato bread, flour c
and a variety of other f.
SBahamian treats.
*"At Citi, we are known for oit
globality and presence in-
more than 100 countries,
however we know that our
commitment to the local
communities within which we
.. m \operate is what makes us

successful. We value our
presence in The Bahamas
-- and this type of event is just
one way in which we can give
Back and honour the
ia 0 .country", said Margaret A.
Butler, Citi Country Officer.
She went on to say that, "It
was wonderful to see the
teamwork and camaraderie
,l, + among our employees. We
had a really fun time with this!
SI don't-know how we will top
it next year."


IAUtIL 24, T'IHURSDAY, JULY 19, 2007

PAGE 25, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2007



US military: Top

al-Qaida in Iraq

figure seized,

said bin Laden

inner circle

wields control

THE highest-ranking
Iraqi leader of al-Qaida in
Iraq has been arrested
and told interrogators
that Osama bin Laden's
inner circle wields consid-
erable influence over the
Iraqi group, the U.S. com-
mand said Wednesday,
according to Associated
Khaled Abdul-Fattah
Dawoud Mahmoud al-
Mashhadani, who was
captured in Mosul on July
4, carried messages from
bin Laden, and his deputy
'Ayman al-Zawahri, to the
Egyptian-born head of al-
Qaida in Iraq, Abu Ayub
al-Masri, said Brig. Gen.
Kevin Bergner, a military
between the senior al-
Qaida leadership and al-
Masri frequently went
through al-Mashhadani,"
Bergner said. "There is a
clear connection between
al-Qaida in Iraq and al-
Qaida senior leadership
outside Iraq."
The relationship
between the two groups
has been the subject of
debate, with some private
analysts believing the for-
eign-based leadership
plays a minor role in day-
to-day operations.
Some have suggested
that linking al-Qaida in
Iraq to bin Laden is sim-
ply an attempt to justify
the Iraq war as an exten-
sion of the global conflict
that began with the Sept.
11, 2001, attacks.
But the U.S. military
has insisted that there are
links between the local al-
Qaida group and the bin
Laden clique and has
released captured letters
from time to time, sug-
gesting the foreign-based
leaders provide at least
broad direction.
Bergner said al-Mash-
hadani had told interroga-
tors that al-Qaida leaders
outside the country "con-
tinue to provide direc-
tions, they continue to
provide a focus for opera-
tions, they continue to
flow foreign fighters into
Pointing to the foreign
influence in al-Qaida
undermines support for
the organization among
nationalistically minded
Iraqis, including some in
insurgent groups that
have broken with al-Qai-
In the latest violence, a
series of roadside bombs
exploded early Wednes-
day in separate areas of
east Baghdad, killing 11
people and wounding
more than a dozen, police
said. The U.S. military
reported three more
American soldiers had
died in action in the Iraqi
Bergner said that al-
Mashhadani and al-Masri
had used an Iraqi actor to
put a local stamp on their
foreign-run organization,
by co-founding "a virtual
organization in cyber-
space called the Islamic
State of Iraq in 2006."
In Web postings, the
Islamic State of Iraq has
identified its leader as
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, a
name indicating Iraqi ori-
gin, with the Egyptian al-
Masri as minister of war.
There are no known pho-
-' tos of al-Baghdadi.

M TOKYO Electric Power Co. official, left, points and shows a group of press a burnt generator attached to the number three nuclear power plant at Kashiwazaki-Kari-
wa nuclear power plant in Kashiwazaki, northeastern Japan, Wednesday, July 18, 2007. A top power company official defended safety standards at an earthquake-ravaged
nuclear plant Wednesday, even as the company said a radioactive leak was bigger than first reported and came under international pressure for details.
(AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

Company says radioactive leak at Japan nuclear

plant was bigger than previously announced


THE operator of an earth-
quake-ravaged nuclear plant
said Wednesday a radioactive
leak from the plant was 50
percent bigger than first
reported two days ago. The
mayor ordered the facility
closed until its safety could be
confirmed, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.
also said about 400 barrels
containing low-level radioac-
tive waste at the Kashiwazaki-
Kariwa plant were knocked
over, and the lids had come
off 40 of them, as a result of
Monday's deadly 6.8-magni-
tude quake. The announce-
. ment revised the company's
earlier estimate of 100 tipped
"We made a mistake in cal-
culating the amount that
leaked into the ocean. We
apologize and make correc-
tion," Tokyo Electric said in a
statement. Spokesman Jun
Oshima said the amount of
radioactive water that leaked
into the Sea of Japan was still
"one-billionth of Japan's legal
Tokyo Electric spokesman
Tsutomu Uehara said no radi-
ation has been detected out-
side the nuclear plant.
Japanese automakers,
meanwhile, called production
halts Wednesday at factories
because of quake damage at a
major parts supplier. Produc-
tion was scaled back at Toyota
Motor Corp., Nissan Motor
Co. Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
and Fuji Heavy Industries.

Mayor orders closure until

safety can be confirmed

Toyota, Japan's No. 1
automaker, will stop produc-
tion lines at a dozen factories
centered in central Aichi pre-
fecture Thursday afternoon
and Friday. The shutdown was
due to the temporary closure
of Riken Corp.'s plant at
Kashiwazaki, near the epicen-
ter of Monday's quake.
Toyota will assess the situa-
tion at Riken, supplier of key
transmission and engine parts,
before deciding whether to
resume production Monday,
he said.


Repair workers on Wednes-
day climbed over the Kashi-
wazaki-Kariwa's three-story
transformer building, which
was charred from top to bot-
tom in a fire Monday.
A tour given to Japan's
Communist Party chief,
Kazuo Shii, and reporters
revealed widespread damage
across the sprawling com-
pound, including large cracks
in roads, toppled concrete
fences and buckled sidewalks.
"This is unforgivable," Shii
told TEPCO Deputy Super-
intendent Masakazu Minami-
date. "You say there's no leak
before you really know.... The
delay in information was espe-

cially inexcusable."
TEPCO President Tsune-
hisa Katsumata toured the site
earlier, declaring it "a mess"
and apologizing for "all 'the
worry and trouble we have
"We will conduct an inves-
tigation from the ground up.
But I think fundamentally we
have confirmed that our safe-
ty measures worked," he said.
Hiroshi Aida, mayor of
Kashiwazaki, a city near the
epicenter that is home to the
plant and 93,500 people,
ordered operations at the
plant halted Wednesday for
"safety reasons."
The malfunctions and a
delay in reporting them fueled
concerns about the safety of
Japan's 55 nuclear reactors,
which have suffered a string
of accidents and cover-ups.
Nuclear power plants around
Japan were ordered to con-
duct inspections.
. Adding to the urgency of
any investigation was new
data from quake aftershocks
that suggested a fault line may
run underneath the mammoth
power plant.
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
plant, located 135 miles north-
west of Tokyo, has been
plagued with mishaps. In 2001,
a radioactive leak was found
in the turbine room of one

reactor: It is the world's largest
nuclear plant in power output
Signs of problems after the
quake Monday came first not
from the officials, but in a
plume of smoke after the
quake triggered a small fire at
an electrical transformer.
Twelve hours later, the com-
pany announced the quake
also caused a leak of about
315 gallons of water contain-
ing radioactive material.


Later Tuesday, it said 50
cases of "malfunctioning and
trouble". had been found. Four
of the plant's seven reactors
were running at the time of
the quake, and they were all
shut down automatically by a
safety mechanism.
Meanwhile, TEPCO
spokesman Hiroshi Itagaki
said that information accu-
mulated by studying after-
shocks shows that a fault line
stretches under the ocean near
the coast, which is not far from
the plant. He declined to say
how close to the plant the
fault might come.
Osamu Kamigaichi, an offi-
cial at Japan's Meteorological
Agency, which monitors
earthquakes, said it was pos-

sibl e fault line stretched
to underneath the plant
Across the town, more than
8,000 residents hunkered
down for their second night
in shelters. Late Wednesday,
police discovered a 76-year-
old man crushed to death
under a temple in Kashiwaza-
ki, bringing the quake's fatal-
ities to 10.
For residents, thousands of
whom work at the plant, the
controversy over its safety
compounded already severe
problems, which included
heavy rains and the threat of
landslides, water and power
"Whenever there is an
earthquake, the first thing we
worry about is the nuclear
plant. I worry about whether
there will be a fire or some-
thing," said Kiyokazu Tsuna-
jima, a tailor who sat outside
with his family, afraid an after-
shock might collapse his dam-
aged house.
The area around Kashi-
wazaki was hit by an earth-
quake three years ago that
killed 67 people, but the plant
suffered no damage.
The plant's safety record
and its proximity to a fault line
prompted residents to file law-
suits claiming the government
had failed to conduct sufficient
safety reviews when it
approved construction of the
plant in the 1970s. But in 2005,
a Tokyo court threw out a
lawsuit filed by 33 residents,
saying there was no error in
the government safety



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(Barbados) Uimited
Placement Agent: Barclays Capital

Sole Ar FirstCaribbean
SBank (Bahamas) Limitedt
Client FirstCaribbean Inteational Marets
Bank (Bahamas) ULmited
Instrument Redeemable Floating Rate Notes
Closing Date: November 2006
Sole Arranger
and Placement
Agent FirstCaribbean Capital Markets

C-ln FirstCaribbean
Banking & Financial
Corporation Limited
Client FirstCarbbean Int l
Corporation LUmited
Instrument Guaranteed Subordinated
Term Notes
Closing Date: March 2007
Sole Arranger
and Placement
Agent: FirstCaribbean
Capital Markets

/ Commodity Limited
)ibl-Promissory Notes
.anbbean Capital Markets
. Obbean Intemational
(Jamaica) Umited

Closing Date:
Sole Arranger

Grace Kennedy Uimited
Acquisition Financing Facility
January 2007
FirstCaribbean Capital Markets
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Bank (Jamaica) Limited


Client: Agostini's Umited
Instrument Structured SBLC Facility
Closing Date: September 2005
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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Cable Bahamas seeks $1m

in damages from BORCO

* Alleges latter's 'negligent dumping' on sea bed caused break in Caribbean Crossings fibre optic cable
Case raises environmental regulation concerns

Tribune Business Editor
.Cable Bahamas
Caribbean Cross-
ings, has filed a
Supreme Court
action seeking almost $1 mil-
lion in damages from the
Bahamas Oil Refining Compa-
ny International (BORCO),

alleging that the latter's "dump-
ing" in the ocean had caused a
break and network failure in its
undersea fibre optic cable.
Caribbean Crossings' state-
ment of claim, filed with the
Supreme Court on April 23,
2007, alleged that the July 30,
2006, break in its Bahamas
International Cable System
(BCIS) was caused by BOR-
CO's "negligence" in dumping

materials and structures into the
ocean, and upon the seabed it
had leased from the Govern-
ment for its cables.
Caribbean Crossings alleged
that when the break in its cable
system occurred, testing by its
technicians indicated the fibre
split was between Hunters,
Grand Bahama, and Boca
Raton, Florida.
Further tests on July 31 by its

technicians confirmed this, and
that "the break was within the
territorial waters of the
Bahamas". Tests conducted by
New World Networks, which is
majority-owned by Cable
Ijahamas' largest and control-
ling shareholder, Columbus
Communications, also "con-
firmed the nature, extent and
distance of the fire break".
Caribbean Crdssings alleged

that it hired a contractor, IT
Marine Ltd, to repair the dam-
aged cable. The repair vessel,
CS Intrepid, was assigned and
mobilised on August 3, 2006,
leaving the Canadian port of
Halifax on August 6, 2006, and
arriving in Nassau on August
Bahamas-based divers and a
small boat were also hired to
work on the repairs, with Cable

Bahamas employees supervis-
Caribbean Crossings alleged:
"On August 15,2006, at approx-
imately 11.25am, Blaine
Schafer, [our] general manag-
er, while supervising the repairs,
observed a barge and two tugs
proceeding in the direction of

SEE page 6

NEW BUSINESS Gilbert Gongora has
invested $600,000 into Trussco

(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

Put your 'Truss' in us

Tribune Business Reporter
BAHAMIAN contractors will no longer have to import
wood and steel roof trusses for their construction projects,
thanks to a new Bahamas-based company which can now man-
ufacture pre-fabricated trusses locally.
Gilbert Gongora has invest-
ed $600,000 into the new busi-
ness, Trussco, which he SEE page 10

Firms link on 10-acre

'Builders Mall' plan

TWO Bahamian companies
have joined forces to expand
their mutually growing busi-
nesses through a 10-acre
'Builders Mall' development at
188 Wulff Road, a site that for-
merly housed The Bahamian
Lumber Company.
Andrew Higgs, of M. R. Hig-
gs & Co, has linked up with
Mark Roberts, of Tile King &
FYP Ltd, to further grow their
M. R. Higgs, formerly located
on Dowdeswell Street, is poised
to occupy a warehouse space in
the 'Builders Mall' develop-
ment. The-acquisition of the
new location will also symbolise
the launch of the new and
improved M. R. Higgs Co busi-
ness, with the re-establishment
of Rollerstar and the offering
of warehouse shelving.
The 'Builders Mall' concept
was born from the experience
and construction industry con-
nections of Mark Roberts. Fol-
lowing the purchase of the 10-
acre property on Wulff Road,
and some adjoining and neigh-
bouring land parcels, he saw the
property could be home to a
'neighbourhood' of similar

trades that would help each oth-
er in business.
They would also help cus-
tomers save time by creating a
mall-like environment for the
home builder, general contrac-
tor and handyman shopper.
The idea is an old one in the
US. Similar businesses setting
up shop in close proximity to
one another to create traffic
flow, assisting each other with
business transactions.
"Our first tenant/partner, M.
R. Higgs & Co., is bringing
many years of experience, a
client list in the thousands,
along with a wealth of knowl-
edge, goodwill and experience
that is invaluable in this com-
petitive marketplace," said Mr
"Andrew will benefit from
the state-of-the-art contractors
super centre that we are build-
ing, and we will help each other
grow through our concentrated
efforts to bring the highest qual-
ity products at a great value to
our customers."
Plans for the 'Builders Mall'

SEE page 14

British American eyes investment advisory

Tribune Business Editor
BRITISH American
Financial, well-known as
a life and health insurer,
is aiming to become "a
full financial services
company", targeting the
investment advisory
business through the
appointment of Senator
Michael Halkitis to a
senior executive post,
with plans to eventually 0 HALKITIS
launch a brokerage arm. '1
,Mr Halkitis.. the former parliamentary sec-

* Firm targeting 'full financial services model' with Halkitis appointment
Eyeing capital markets entrance with brokerage
Company 'performing quite a bit better' under new
owners, with Vanderpool-Wallace joining Board

retary in the Ministry of Finance under the
Christie government, has been appointed to
head the former British American Insur-
ance Company's investment advisory busi-
ness, focusing on individual and corporate
pensions, mutual funds and financial plan-
John Wilson, a partner in the BAB Hold-
ings consortium that earlier this year com-

pleted the "eight figure" acquisition of the
then-British American Insurance Company,
told The Tribune yesterday: "Mr Halkitis's
appointment to the company represents the
first step in the new owners' vision of taking
British American Financial to a full-service

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mince the enactment of
the Bahamas Mer-
chant Shipping Act
1976, and the creation
of the ship register in the same
year, the Bahamas has grown.
into a premier international
maritime centre and a major
ship registry with the third
largest fleet in the world.
The Bahamas has been a
member of the International
Maritime Organisation (IMO)
since 1976, and is represented
at the IMO by the Bahamas

Maritime Authority, which was
established under the Bahamas
Maritime Authority Act in
The Bahamas Maritime
Authority is a semi-
autonomous government
agency created to manage and
administer the Bahamian ship
register, and to provide
shipowners with an efficient
and responsive service.
Its functions include: the reg-
istration of vessels, the enforce-
ment of ship safety require-

ments, the inspection of ships,
the creation of maritime policy
issues, and the collection of
ship registration fees.
Under the Act, a 'foreign-
owned ship' is one that is not
owned by Bahamian citizens
or by companies incorporated
in the Bahamas, whose benefi-
cial ownership is held exclu-
sively by Bahamians. Most for-
eign owners hold direct title to
a Bahamian-flagged ship
through the incorporation of
a Bahamas International Busi-

ness Company (IBC), duly
established for such purposes.
A foreign-owned ship may
be registered in the Bahamas if
it meets the following criteria:
(1) The ship must be less
than 12 years-old.
(2) It must be an ocean-
going ship of at least 1600 net
registered tons, which is
engaged on foreign-going trade
(trade not exclusively within
The Bahamas or between the
Bahamas and the United
States' Florida coast).
However, these criteria may
be waived if the foreign-owned
ship meets certain internation-
al inspection and safety
requirements, as determined
by the Bahamas Maritime
Since The Bahamas is a tax-

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free jurisdiction, there are no
income taxes, capital gains tax-
es or other direct taxes
imposed on the operation,
income or sale of a Bahamian-
registered ship in the Bahamas.
Registration Procedures
The following procedures
must be carried out in order
to properly register a vessel
with the Bahamas Maritime
Authority: *
(a) A written application for
registration must be submitted
to the Bahamas Maritime

Authority. It should be noted
that an authorised agent may
be appointed by the ship own-
er to process the application ,
and sign the necessary docu-
ments on his/its behalf.
The complete application
form for the registration of a
foreign-owned ship contains
the following:
Application to Register a 4
Ship or change a name
Authorised Officer Decla- '
Declaration of Ownership .
Registration of Managing '
Application of Safe Man- in
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Permit to Operate a High

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Swiss Firm Promotes Bahamian to Position of


Prince Rahming

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Mr. Rahming began his career in theNassau O1ice of Pricc\vatcrlhusc(opeurs. iahamas in
September of 1991, is an Associate. In Septrnhcr 1994, as a Senior Asociiatc, he was selected
to participate in the PwC Organizations' International Exchange Program and spent the
following two years practicing in the New York, N.Y office. Hle returned to 1Bahamas Firm in
1996 as an Audit Manager and a few years later was promoted to Senior Manager. In October
2000, Prince embarked on another tour of duty, this time. to the Lausanne office of
PricewaterhouseCoopers. SA, Switzerland.

Prince is specialist in the audits of banks and treasury companies and is currently livoilcd in
providing assurance, business advisory and compliance services to ithe S iss firm's clients in the
French speaking regions.of Geneva, Lausanne and Ncuchatel. lie is also a member ofS kIS.
firm's IFRS Technical and Treasury Groups.

Prince is married to Vanessa (nee) Marshal Il of Nassau, Bahamas and the couple has one son

Pficewdaerhous'eoopet, Bahama, which has offices in Naamn and Freeport, is a member finn of the
PricwaterhouseCoopeM organizatio PicewaterhonseCopers provides industtrfocused amrance, tax a rdvior
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cmutries work collabratielty using Coneded Thinking to Mdevelaopfresh perspecives and pmrcical adidce .

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for its shipping

Speed Craft (as applicable)
BaTelCo Radio Licence
Application and Maritime
Mobile Service Identity
(MMSI) Application
Inmarsat Registration for
Services Activation (as applic-

(b) The following certificates
are also required in support of
the application form
Bill of Sale or Builder's
Certificate (for a new ship)
Certificate of Company
Incorporation and Certificate
of Good Standing

Survey Certificate and/or a
copy of Certificate of Registry
Former International Ton-
nage Certificate
Y Former SOLAS Certifi-
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SEE page 4


& General

A subsidiary of Colonial Group International Limited (CGIL) headquartered in Bermuda, is seeking an
Underwriting Account Executive to work in the Grand Bahama Operation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining all daily aspects of our operations and
business relationships in the Grand Bahama Market Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

't Maintaining and processing all business production records
4 Local underwriting control
Development of relationships with local business partners
Preparing periodic reports as required

The successful candidate should possess the following minimum requirements:

A professional insurance qualification (i.e. Dip Cll or CIP), or proven progress towards its
# A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in Property and Casualty insurance.
S Superior communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Proven ability to negotiate with external clients and work under pressure
4 Be a self-starter and able to work under own initiative
Computer proficiency and keen administration skills.
4 Maintaining a high level of product knowledge
4 Currently residing in Grand Bahama, and/or prepared to relocate

Security & General offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical insurance,
contributory pension plan, long-term disability and life insurance coverage.

Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be made in writing to:

Security & General Insurance Company, Ltd.
Attnr Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box N-3540
Nnssau, Bahamas
bf Fox to (242) 356-9049 (private fox number)

Closing date for applications is July 31st, 2007.

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Vending Machine
Cold Drinks / Hot Drinks / Snacks


Nassau Airport Development Company Limited (NAD)
is inviting proposals for the operation and maintenance of
9 17 VENDING MACHINES throughout the terminal
buildings at Lynden Pindling International Airport. The
successful Proponents shall install Vending Machine(s) and
provide first class service in conformity with requirements
outlined in the RFP. The successful proponent will be
required to, enter into a three (3) year licence agreement
with NAD and will be expected to offer products of a high
standard that appeal to airport passengers in first class
Vending Machines.

Proponents must have at least two (2) years experience in
the operation of Vending Machine(s).

Qualified. and interested parties may contact Commercial
Development at NAD (242-377-0209) for further
information or to obtain the Request for Proposal package.
The Request for Proposal packages will be available from
the reception at NAD from Monday, July 16th, 2007.

NIae iu Airport
rewvwBoprn"nt Compawy


member of the QNB Group

The Ansbacher Group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary services and
wealth Management has an opening in The Bahamas for the position of


Duties include:
Management and motivation of a small team of relationship officers
providing guidance, supervision, performance, personal development &
control of the job reporters.
Having accountability for the relevant team's performance ensuring
the teams objectives and developments are up to date.
Cross-selling the group products in conjunction with organizations goals..
Acting as the main contract for clients on your relevant portfolio: sourcing,
collating and managing all their needs either internally or externally.
Working within a closely regulated environment offer financial input to
Implementing case management strategies, together with the ability to
service high net work clients/intermediaries.
Candidates should possess:
ACIB or ABIFS diploma or degree in Banking or a related business field
Seven or more years of management experience, ideally covering banking
and control management
Proven leadership, interpersonal and strong motivational qualities
Strategic awareness with in the private banking industry
Spanish speaking skills would be an asset
Excellent salary & benefits
Please send all resumes to the attention of:
Human Resource Manager
Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-7768
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 325-0524
Email: hrmanager@ansbacher.bs
Deadline for all applications by hand, fax or email is
July 20th, 2007




SHIPPING, from page 3

Ship Safety Code Certificates
for home trade ships):
(a) Passenger Ships- Safety
(b) Cargo Ships-
(i) Cargo Ship Safety Con-
struction Certificate (500gt)
(ii) Cargo Ship Safety Equip-
ment Certificate (500 gt)
(iii) Radiotelegraphy Cer-
(iv) MARPOL Oil Pollution
Certificate (for tankers over
150gt and other ships over 400
Former Load Line Certifi-
Oil Pollution Civil Liabili-
ty Certificate (tankers only)
Release from Foreign Reg-

Equity Side

Name of Company:

Address of Registered Office:

Nature of Business:


Number of Matter:

Last Day for Receiving
Proof or Claims:

Name of Liquidators:


Declaration of No Liens
on Foreign Register

Upon receipt of the forego-
ing documents, the Bahamas
Maritime Authority will issue a
Carving and Marking Note,
which must be certified by
either a classification society
surveyor, a Bahamas Maritime
Authority nautical inspector,
a Bahamian customs or con-
sular officer, or a Bahamas
Maritime Authority registrar.
The Act allows permanent
registration, provisional regis-
tration and dual registration.
Provisional registration per-
mits a ship owner to register
his ship. on a provisional basis



One Montague Place
Nassau, Bahamas

Mutual Fund

Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, Equity Side

751 of 2000

20th August, 2007

Paul Clarke and Maria

One Montague Place,
Nassau, Bahamas

for up to six months while the
necessary surveys and other
formalities .are being complet-
This registration also allows
a ship registered on a provi-
sional basis to have all the priv-
ileges and entitlements of a ful-
ly-registered Bahamian ship
Dual registration is primari-
ly used in instances where a
charterer, whose ship was orig-
inally registered in the
Bahamas, wishes to use a dif-
ferent flag for the same ship.
The mortgages of this ship
may still be recorded in the
Bahamian register during the
period of the charter. Howev-
er, the Bahamian registration
for the ship will be suspended
for any other activity. The
same procedure applies for
those ships that have been reg-
istered, originally, in a foreign-
jurisdiction and wish to use the
Bahamian flag.
It is important to note that

ships holding a foreign tonnage
certificate and wishing to be
transferred to the Bahamas
flag do not need to be re-mea-
sured for tonnage. Similarly.
ship owners who wish to trans-
fer their ships to the Bahamas
flag and possess valid safety
certificates issued by one of
the Bahamas Maritime
Authority's classification soci-
eties are not required to have
their ships re-surveyed for safe-
It should be mentioned that
all Bahamas-registered ships
must be inspected upon regis-
tration, and on an annual basis
after the initial inspection.
The initial registration fees
for Bahamian ships are rela-
tively higher than some ship
registers. However, lower
annual fees, which are compa-
rable to other jurisdictions nor-
mally, help to balance these


The Law Firm of

Harry B. Sands,

Lobosky & Company

will be closed on

Friday, July 20, 2007

for the Firm's

Annual Fun Day

high registration fees. It is
believed that the purpose of
creating such a high fee struc-
ture is to attract more rep-
utable ship operators to the
Initial Registration Fee
Ships of 5,000 net tons or less
US$1.20 per ton (minimum
Ships of over 5,000 net tons
but under
25,001 net tons
US$1.10 per ton
Ships of 25, 001 net tons or
Annual Fee
Ships of under 25,001 net
tons, 10 per cent of the Regis-
(ration fee plus $1,500

Ships of 25,001 net tons or
over, US$0.11 per ton plus
2007. Tyrone L. E.
Fitzgerald. All rights reserved.
NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to
seek the relevant legal advice
and assistance regarding issues
that may affect them and may
relate to the information pre-
Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is an
attorney with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have
any comments regarding this
article or recommendations for
future articles, you may con-
tact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 212,
Lagoon Court Building, Olde
Towne Mall at Sandyport,
West Bay St., P. 0. Box CB-
11173, Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation
"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act- (No. 45 of 2000),
EBUN LIMITED is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 2nd day of July,

Colin Walker
16-18 rue de la Pelisscrie
1211, Geneva

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
ENIGMA HOLDINGS INC. is in Dissolution."
The date of commencement of dissolution is the 2nd day of July,

Colin Walker
16-18 rue de la Pelisscrie
1211, Geneva

A large company in the hospitality industry with
offices based both in the USA and The Bahamas is
looking for a Chief Operating Officer with strong
business skills; experience in the hospitality industry
a plus.


* Business planning and development
* All operational functions for the business.
* Staff supervision, training and development
* Liaising with bankers;, lawyers and accountants.


* Bachelor's degree in Business Management
* 10 years experience in Management.
* Computer literate: Knowledge of QuickBooks &
Microsoft Office.
* Strong organizational skills, including the ability
to prioritize, multi-task and work effectively with
no supervision
* Independent and self motivated
* Excellent communication, planning and analytical
* Experience managing a team

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume to:
P.O Box CB-13335
Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
GLOBS LIMITED is in-Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 2nd day of July,

Colin Walker
16-18 rue de la Pelisscrie
1211, Geneva

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
MAXPRO PACIFIC LTD. is in Dissolution."
The date of commencement of dissolution is the 2nd day of July,

Peter Pao
790, Portola Ter. Los Angeles


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Joint Official Liquidators




Smith: 'No more

projects' until


laws enacted

Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas must
"urgently engage" a
National Land Use
Policy to guarantee
sustainable economic develop-
ment, a Bahamian attorney
argued yesterday, urging the
FNM government not to
approve any more investment
projects before enacting an
Environmental Protection Act.
Commenting on the admis-
sion by Tommy Turnquest, min-
ister of national security and
immigration, that in hindsight
the FNM government should
not have approved the Bimini
Bay Resort & Casino project
because its size was not in pro-
portion to that of Bimini or its
ecosystem, Fred Smith said the
current administration should
enact environmental protection
legislation that had been draft-
ed under the first Ingraham
"I call on the FNM govern-
ment not to be approving any
more new developments before
they pass an Environmental
Protection Act," Mr Smith said.
"If the FNM government
were serious about protecting
the environment, they would
enact an Environmental Pro-
tection Act immediately. I call
on them to do so."
The Callenders & Co attor-
ney and partner said the
Bahamas also needed to devel-
op a National Land Use Policy
to act as a guide in developing
an environmentally sustainable
and sound development policy.
"'Given the explosion in
unbridled development, espe-.
cially development by foreign


investment companies for the
purpose of exploiting the
Bahamas for sale, almost exclu-
sively, to affluent non-citizens,
the issue of environmental man-
agement becomes more urgent,
pressing and critical," Mr Smith
He pointed out that the Envi-
ronmental Health Services Act
1987 provided little regulatory,
management or enforcement
powers, with no provisions for
Environmental Impact Assess-
ments (EIAs).
Describing the Bahamian
coastline as being just like the
"gold" discovered in the 19th
century US mid-west, which
brought a rush of prospectors
to those areas, Mr Smith said
the shortage of beachfront land
in Florida most of it now built-
up had forced developers to
turn their attention to the
He added: "Like the Florida
Gold Coast, the entire Bahamas
is a gold coast, and it is being
mined for profit, for the most
part by and for others, not by
and for Bahamians.

"Bahamians today receive
very little consideration in
return for the Great Giveaway
that has gone on. Future gen-
erations of Bahamians will be
left with the scraps of our gold
mine, and we will be left with
scarred mine pits after the
coastal zones have been degrad-
ed and the reefs destroyed.
"Not only that, very few
Bahamians will own any coast-
line or even have access to
beaches or water for recreation,
or even accessing water."
I Mr Smith told The Tribune
that the 'anchor projects' policy,
which was taken to new heights
by Perry Christie's government,
had "no long-term thinking
underpinning them".
Pointing to Biinini Bay, he
pointed out that the develop-
ment's 3,000 homeowners
would effectively outnumber
the island's 2,500 Bahamian res-
idents. He questioned what the
Government's future planning
and immigration policies would
be, as while these homeowners
would enjoy the Bahamian
lifestyle, they would have- no
influence or role in "participat-
ing in the development of these
"This is the same situation
relplicated in Exuria, Abaco,
Eleuthera and Mayaguana," Mr
Smith said.
He added that the Save Gua-
na Cay Reef Association, which
he is representing in its battle
against Discovery Land Com-
pany's Baker's Bay Golf &
Ocean Club project, was "very
pleased that the FNM is
acknowledging the misguided
anchor property policy of the
PLP..... the failure and perver-
sity of these anchor projects."


Wealth Management
Wealth Manager/Team Leader
Bahamas & TCI
We are continuing the expansion of our Wealth Management business and are now seeking to
recruit an outstanding professional to lead our team of international and domestic wealth
managers in Bahamas and TCI. The person we are seeking must have the gravitas and expertise
to drive the significant growth of AUM/AUA by developing investment relationships with
HNWIs, professional trustees and financial intermediaries.
Internationally recognized Financial Planning or Investment qualification (e.g. FPC or
Degree or professional qualification in Banking, Accounting, Law or Business.
A self- motivator and experienced team leader with a commitment to coaching and
Must have a passion for team and personal results and be able to demonstrate an
outstanding command of balancing sales and best advice to exceed targets.
Fully up to date with the global Wealth Management product offering and an excellent
understanding of international and local competitive environments.
Strong knowledge of insurance, taxation and asset protection, estate planning products
and services, and experience in tailoring innovative solutions for clients from various
Must be fully aware of latest KYC, AML and fraud prevention requirements and
monitoring tools.
Possess a strong knowledge of global economic and political conditions and current
General Requirements/Responsibilities:
Have a minimum of 5 years, and preferably 10 years, international investment management
sales or financial advisory experience, with supervisory experience in a regulated T & C
Client centric with strong presentation and negotiation skills; able to competently provide
expert investment advice and recommendations to HNWIs and professionals.
Can demonstrate a full understanding of the mathematical and statistical basis of portfolio
diversification and possess a thorough comprehension of the qualitative and quantitative
aspects of investment management including, Alpha, Beta and Total Return considerations
and analytical depth in respect of asset allocation and specific stock picks.
Champion and implement Wealth management sales initiatives working closely with the
Director Wealth Management, Director Sales & Service and Marketing Department.
Achieve revenue, AUM/AUA and other targets, whilst managing costs within agreed
Experience in lending and cross selling other banking products is desirable.
Salary commensurate with level 9 out of 11 pay levels
Benefits- comprehensive banking benefits, variable incentive-pay (bonus) and preferred
loan rates
Applicants'are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via email by July 20th,
2007 to: dennis.govan@firstcaribbeanbank.com
FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their interest,
however only those under consideration will be'cohntcted.
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BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established
international private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland,
is presently accepting applications for


Applicants for the position of Private Banking Relationship Officer must
have Banking or Financial education and experience in the offshore banking
sector, fluency in Italian, German and French, have strong background
in KYC matters, good knowledge of international financial instruments,
ability to partner with team members, project oriented, and have thorough
knowledge of local legislation, regulatory & statutory matters as well as
international banking practices.

Personal qualities :-

Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Project oriented
Commitment to quality and service excellence
SAble to work with minimal supervision
Commitment to continuous training and improvement of colleagues
Flexibility in office hours and hands-on approach when necessary

Responsibilities :-

Ensure KYC guidelines are applied on a day to day basis within Private
Banking unit
Organize, implement and monitor KYC and Client Relationship
Management related projects within the Private Banking Unit
Training of Private Banking allocated resources
Liaise directly with customers or their investment advisors or agents
Foster and maintain communication with internal/external banking

SBAC ....
x 5.

member of the QNB Group

The Ansbacher Group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary services and
wealth Management has an opening in The Bahamas for the position of


Duties include:

Providing a high level of service and financial advice to new and existing
clients including liaising with customers and professional intermediaries
with regards to credit facilities.

Managing the bank credit exposures to ensure no risk.

Providing management information on the client base for monthly credit

Enhancing the experience of existing clients by providing accessibility and
person-to-person advice.

Implementing the bank's strategy together with the ability to satisfactorily
service high net worth clients/intermediaries.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and experience:

ACIB or ABIFS diploma or degree in Banking or a related business field

Seven or more years banking experience of which at least four years should
be in credit administration

Previous experience in portfolio and liability administration

Strong leadership and decision making skills

Problem solving and coaching skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities

Ability to make sound credit analysis

Strategic awareness within the private banking industry

Spanish speaking skills would be an asset

Excellent salary & benefits

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

Deadline for all applications by hand, fax or email is July 20th, 2007

Meet deadlines on timely basis

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their
resume/curriculum vitae to :

Human Resources Manager
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, W. Bay St. & Blake Road
P. 0. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax no. (242) 702 1253 or email: julie.benjamin@bsiob.com

Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.




At any one moment

there are a million ways

to have fun.

OCTOBER 20,2007
Exotic Eastern Caribbean
from Miami

from *$ *

#57 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box N-9670
328-0264 / 328-0257

NOVEMBER 25,20007
Exotic Western Caribbean
from Miami

from 569

The Fun Ships.

Rates are per guest, double occupancy, capacity controlled and
cruise only. Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. Government
taxes/fees ($21 $136) and gratuities are additional per guest. Rates
available on select sailings only. Restrictions apply 2007
Carnival Cruise Lines. All rights reserved. Ships' Registry: The
Bahamas and Panama.

Cable Bahamas seeks $1m

in damages from BORCO

The Bahamas Environment, Science

and Technology (BEST) Commission,
Office of The Prime Minister
lU^gta~r-f.- ~~-----------------------------------
is seeking persons with

Engineering, Botany, Marine Biology, Terrestrial
Ecology, and Urban Planning qualifications to fill
in-house consultancy positions.

Please contact The BEST Commission for more details at
The BEST Commission, Office of The Prime Minister

P.O. Box N-3730
Nassau Court, West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-322-4546 or 242-322-2576
Fax: 242-326-3509

Interested persons should apply in writing before July 30th, 2007. All applicants should be
available for interviews during the 3rd week of August 2007. All resumes should be submitted
with relevant documents and official school transcripts.

sea bed, and therefore owed a
duty of care to those owners.
"The fibre break was caused
by the negligence of the defen-
dants, their servants or agents,
or by persons for whom the
defendants are vicariously
The lawsuit could not have
come at a worse time for BOR-
CO or its parent, the Venezue-
lan state-owned firm PDVSA,
which is trying to sell its
Bahamian subsidiary.
The potential liability from
this case is likely to have been
disclosed to prospective buyers
who have qualified for the sec-
ond round of bidding on BOR-
CO, involving access to a data
room on the company's finan-
cials and detailed due diligence,
such as site visits, inspections
and meetings with management.
The lawsuit is also likely to
raise environmental questions
about whether BORCO had the

FROM page 1

the CS Intrepid, and there
appeared to be a structure on
the barge.
"The structure was very sim-
ilar to what had been discov-
ered under the water near the
fibre break. In making inquiries,
[Caribbean Crossings] was
advised that it was BORCO's
material that was being
dumped. One of the tug boats
was named Russell A Gisclaer,
being registration number
"BORCO was contacted and
provided co-ordinates and times
of the dumps."
Caribbean Crossings said IT
Marine Ltd completed repairs
on 17 August, 2006, and the CS
Intrepid returned to Halifax.
The Cable Bahamas sub-
sidiary alleged: "The defendant
[BORCO] knew that undersea
structures were located on the

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Vacancies for Prison Officers
Bahamas Prison Service
Ministry of National Security & Immigration

Applications are invited from suitably qualied persons for enlistment as Prison
Officers into the Bahamas Prison Service, Ministry of National Security &

The applicant:

(a) Must be a citizen of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

(b) Must be between 18 and 36 years of age;

(c) Must receive a positive Vetting Report;

(d) Should have passes in at least five (5) BJC subjects including
English Language. In addition to the BJC subjects, a Trade Certificate
from Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) or any other
recognized Trade School would be an asset, however, persons without
the minimum academic qualifications will be required to undergo an
entrance examination.

Successful applicants will be required to pass Medical/Physical Assessment
sprior to undergoing a period of training at the Bahamas Prison Staff Training

All persons appointed will be required to work on a three-shift system as

Mornings (06.00a.m. 02.00p.m.);
Evenings (02.00p.m. 10.00p.m.);
Nights (10.00p.m. 06.00a.m.);

and as such will be required to work these shifts on weekdays and
weekends as a condition of service In this respect, candidates who are
unwilling or unable need not apply.

Applicants will initially be enlisted as Recruit Prison Officers, Scale PRO1
and will receive a salary of $20,000 per annum. However upon satisfactory
completion of the required Training Programme, they will be promoted to
the rank of Prison Officer, Scale PR9( and will receive a salary in the range
of $20,600 x $600 $30, 200. Entry point in the Scale will be determined by

Application forms may be obtained from the Main Gate at Her Majesty's
Prisons, completed and returned along with the following documents to the
Human Resources Unit, Her Majesty's Prisons, Nassau N.P. Bahamas,
no later than Monday, 23 July 2007.

0 Copy of Birth Certificate or Affidavit
0 Copy of the first five(5) pages of your Passport
0 Copies of all Academic Qualifications
0 Police Record
0 2 Character References
0 2 Passport sized photographs

Superintendent of Prisons

relevant permits and approvals
to do the "dumping", and the
impact such activities might
have on the sea and marine
environment, integral to the
Bahamian tourism industry.
Caribbean Crossings alleged
that BORCO failed to check
"the location of marine struc-
tures in the area" where it was
dumping; did not consult charts
that would have shown where
its fibre-optic cable was located;
and "failed to obtain permis-
sion or the requisite permissions
to conduct the dumping".
Caribbean Crossings said it
had obtained a Crown licence
from the Department of Lands
and Surveys on December 15,
2000, giving it permission to use
the sea bed between.the three-
mile limit and the shore for its
fibre-optic cable system.
Caribbean Crossings also
alleged that BORCO failed to
supervise the dumping or give
adequate warning to affected
As a result, it had suffered
damages of $996,160, some
$911,244 of that sum coming
from having to hire an IT
marine specialist to effect the
In addition, Caribbean Cross-
ings alleged: "The plaintiff has
suffered a diminution in the use
of the property for which it has
a licence. The presence of the
structures now makes it more
likely that anchors from sea ves-
sels will hook in the structures,
causing damage to its cable."
The company also claimed
that through dumping these
"structures", BORCO had tres-
passed and caused a "nuisance",
and through their presence on
the sea bed left Caribbean
Crossings in violation of its
licence with the Government.
Caribbean Crossings said it
was also seeking the removal of
the structures dumped by BOR-
CO from its property.
The case is still live before
the Supreme Court, and hear-
ings are continuing. BORCO
has responded to the allegations
made by Caribbean Crossings,
,and. is understood to be look-
ing into hiring, a company to
remove whatever else has been
left on the seabed.

I would like to take this opportunity to
thank everyone who has expressed
concern and support during my recent
Illness. Thank you to all of those persons
and business houses who contributed to
were held in aid of my medical expenses.
A special thanks to those who made
deposits to my medical fund. Your
assistance is greatly appreciated. May
God continue to bless you as I have been



BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established:
international private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland,
is presently accepting applications for


Applicants for the position of Head European External Asset Managers
within the Private Banking Unit must have Banking or Financial education
and at least 10 years experience in the offshore banking sector, well versed
in managing relationships with Professional Asset Managers, fluent in
Italian and English, good knowledge of French, ability to manage projects,
perform reviews to minimize risks, efficiency oriented, lead small team of
Private Banking Relationship Officers, maintain relationships with other
units and third parties and have knowledge of local legislation, regulatory
& statutory matters as well as international banking practices.

Personal qualities:

Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Strong in problem solving, investigative
Customer service oriented
Must be able to work under pressure
Commitment to quality and service excellence
Commitment to continuous training and improvement of allocated
Organisational skills
Flexibility in office hours and hands-on approach when necessary

Responsibilities :

Manage team
Review relationships with counterparts
Develop allocated client segment
Direct involvement with External Asset Managers' clients
Foster and maintain communication with internal/external banking
Meet deadlines on timely basis

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their
resume/curriculum vitae to:-

Human Resources Manager
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, W. Bay St. & Blake Road
P. 0. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax no. (242) 702 1253 or email: julie.benjamin@bsiob.com

Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.




Stop large-scale

.:Out Island resorts,

says administrator

SI[ll [" L1I h1.r.E f

The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Retired Officers
Association will be holding an election of officers on
Friday 20th July, 2007, at 8:00p.m. at
Police Cafeteria, Police Headquarters
Only those members who are financially up to date
will be allowed to vote.

Tribune Business
I Reporter

arge condo-style
hotels are negative-
ly impacting the
--Family Islands, a
local island administrator said
yesterday, urging the new.gov-
cernment not to approve any
"more of these investment pro-
I Biminite Lloyd Edgecombe
i, mi


The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
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told Tribune Business that the
recent admission by National
Security minister, Tommy
Turnquest, that the first FNM
government should not have
approved the Bimini Bay
resort; the receivership issues
surrounding the Four Seasons
at Emerald Bay resort on Exu-
ma; and the concerns raised by
the size of the Valentine's
Resort's marina on Harbour
Island, were all indications the
Government needed to reeval-
uate its policy on Family Island
Urging that the integrity of
these islands was not compro-
mised, Mr Edgecombe said
condo hotels should not be
approved for Family Islands
because they were too big and
did not fit into island life.
"The only properties that
should be approved for small
Family Islands are the small
'Mom and Pop' operations,"
he said.
Mr Edgecombe said it was
satisfying that someone in gov-

ernment had finally admitted
that Bimini Bay should not
have been improved in its
original form, and was a "big
ste,p especially to be done pub-
He noted that Bimini Bay
had raised numerous concerns
for Biminites, namely the
amount of Bahamians who
have been hired in relation to
the number of Mexican work-
ers, and the amount.of busi-
ness the property has attracted
away from smaller, Bahamian-
owned resorts.
The Bimini Bay project pro-
vides for the construction of a
410-room hotel, 1080 condos
440 single family homes a
marina and an 18- hole golf
Gerardo Capo, head 'of
Bimini Bay developer, the
Capo Group, and senior lexec-
utive, Rafael Reyes, who is Mr
Capo's son-in-law, did not
return The Tribune's call seek-
ing comment.

* Full responsibilities for all accounting activities induding G/
L, A/P, A/R, Payroll & Purchasing
* Cash flow management, financial reporting, forecasting and
* Manage relationship with current lender and fulfill monthly
reporting requirements
* Manage year end audit and act as liaison to external CPAs
* Manage annual budget process; work with senior manage-
ment to optimize budgets and financial forecasts
* Directly supervising accounting staff of 10
* Overseeing the day- to- day operation of the company
* Eight to ten years of experience in financial management
with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction
and planning
* Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance minimum
* CPA designation preferred
* Ability to deal with legal, corporate and general business
* Experience in setting up financial controls; effective at estab-
lishing and improving processes
* Strong communication, analytical and management skills
* Enthusiastic, positive, "can do" entrepreneurial spirit.

Interested persons should apply in writing to
Chief Financial Officer
P.O Box N-4351, Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is Tulh 31st, 2007

NOTICE is hereby given' that FOSTER AINSWORTH
BOX N-504, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 19TH
day of JULY, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationalityf
and Citizenthip,.P.O.Box N-,7147, Nassau,.Bahamas.



Human Resources Manager

Nassau, Bahamas

.* Bachelor's degree in related field (Mandatory) Masters Degree
5 10 years experience in Human Resources (HR). A broad
knowledge/experience base in several HR areas (e.g. consultation,
recruiting, employee relations, etc.)
Knowledge of employment law and industrial relations
PC skills: Advanced Excel and Word mandatory

General Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

/ Employee Relations Provide guidance to managers & supervisors
in supporting. proactive HR plans, products or activities. The incumbent
will develop an understanding of the client's business and a relationship
with managers & supervisors and other staff within the client units
by maintaining a close consultative relationship
/ In consultation with the HR Head, provide input into strategies,
policies, procedures and new initiatives to ensure they are consistent
with overall Bank strategy and objectives *
/ Provide operational management of on-going activities in the delivery
of services (compensation, HR administration), including the
supervision of some HR staff
/ Provide support to the HR Business Partner in all IR negotiations and
strategy development
/ Responsible for all entry-level recruitment including management of
requests from the business and tle FirstStart Initiative
/ Provide guidance and counsel on hiring and discipline practices
/ Plans human resources activities and ensures they are carried out to
service standards

Salary commensurate with management position at the FC Level 6
(Note: 1 11 job levels)
Benefits- attractive salary, six weeks vacation, preferred loan rates,
employee share purchase plan, variable incentive pay (bonus), medical
scheme, pension benefit.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via
email by July 23rd, 2007 to: siobhan.lloyd@firstcaribbeanbank.com
FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their interest,
however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Vacancies are open to Bahamians only.



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Employment Opportunities

Leading Retailer Seeks The S service Of
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Have a strong desire to grow and
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AP Business Writer
Air Lines Inc., the nation's
third-largest carrier, cited a 5.5
per cent gain in sales as it
reported Wednesday that it
swung to a profit in the second
quarter, which saw it emerge
from bankruptcy after shaving
billions of dollars in costs.
The Atlanta-based compa-
ny's results beat Wall Street
expectations when one-time
items are excluded.
Also Wednesday, outgoing
Chief Executive Gerald Grin-
stein told investors and ana-
lysts during a conference call
that Delta's board will likely
choose his successor by the end
of the summer, at which point
he will retire. He had initially
said he planned to leave soon
after Delta emerged from
Chapter 11, but later extended
that timeline. He said during
the call the board is taking a
deliberative approach to find-
ing his replacement "given the
magnitude of this decision."
The top internal candidates
.for CEO are Chief Financial
Officer Ed Bastian and Chief
Operating Officer James
Whitehurst. No external can-
didates have been mentioned
Delta shares rose five cents
to $21.24 in morning trading.
For the three months end-
ing June 30, Delta said it
recorded net income of $1.77
billion, or $4.49 a share, com-
pared to a loss of $2.21 billion
in the same period a year ear-

United States' third-largest carrier
reports profit in second quarter

lier. The corresponding per-
share figure for the year-ago
loss was not provided in
Delta's balance sheet.
Excluding reorganization
and related one-time items,
Delta said it had a profit of
$274 million, or 70 cents a
share, in the second quarter.
On a comparable basis, ana-
lysts surveyed by Thomson
Financial were expecting a
profit of 59 cents a share.
The reorganization and
related one-time items Delta
accounted for in the second
quarter of this year stemmed
from $1.5 billion of income pri-
marily due to the discharge of
claims and liabilities in con-
nection with its bankruptcy
proceedings and the adoption
of fresh-start reporting.
Revenue in the April-June
quarter rose to $5 billion, com-
pared to $4.74 billion recorded
in the same period a year ear-
At the end of the quarter,
Delta had $3.7 billion in cash,
cash equivalents and short-
term investments, of which
$3.4 billion was unrestricted.
Delta also has an additional $1
billion in unrestricted liquidity
available under its undrawn
revolving credit facili t.'
Delta recorded rbughlyv $-I0
million in cash gains on fuel

hedge contracts settled during
the quarter.
For the first six months of
the year, Delta said its net
income was $1.64 billion, com-
pared to a loss of $4.28 billion
for the same period a'year ear-
lier. Per-share figures were not
given. Six-month revenue rose
to $9.24 billion, compared to
revenue of $8.54 billion in the
same period a year earlier.
Grinstein said he was
pleased by the results.
"We are focused on the
future," Grinstein said.
Delta entered Chapter 11 on
September 14,2005. The com-
pany emerged on April 30.
In bankruptcy, Delta stied
billions in costs and restruc-
tured the carrier's operations.
It also survived a hostile
takeover bid by Tempe, Ariz.-
based US Airways Group Inc.
After exiting bankruptcy,
Delta unveiled plans for a new
paint job for its planes, featur-
ing the company's three-
dimensional red logo flying
across a blue background on
the tail of aircraft.
Besides finding a new CEO,
Delta's board also must decide
whether to sell or spin off
regional feeder carrier Comair.
The airline has not provided a
specific timetable for that deci-


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of June 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



Minimum four years experience in
Commercial or Litigation practice
Knotedge of and preparation of
legal documents
Shorthand/speedwriting and
organizational skills required
Attractive benefits

Reply in confidence to:
Email: vacancy50@gmail.com

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An all-inclusive Men's Wear, SUPERSTORE

Over 300 pairs of shoes Over 300 shirts
Linen Suits Tie Sets
Dress Pants Casual Shirts

Blue Hill Road, South
(Opposite "Buy For Less")
P.O. Box N-9705, Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 361-4285

trusses for very large construc-
tion projects at his factory.
These will then be transported
to the building site.
This method is convenient for
builders, Mr Gongora said,
because the trusses are assem-

bled off site and transported to
their locations, where they just
have to be placed on the build-
He explained that this elimi-
nates the need for a Bahamian
builder to order trusses from

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of June 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Candidates must have experience in
one or more of the following areas:
Conveyancing litigation, mortgages, and
general masters; be' highly proficient in
MS Word & Windows; type 70+ wpm; be
comfortable and polished with high-level
clients; have excellent organizational and

follow-up skills.

Salary commensurate

with. experience. Please,,e, d resume and
salary" expectatiolis to: cpfplan@yahoo.com,

or send fax to: 323-0012

Computer Company Seeks Person to fill the position of
Computer/Network Technician.

Applicants should possess the following:-
Be knowledgeable in PC Hardware and Software Repair
Have knowledge of Troubleshooting and repairing
computer networks
Have Good Organization Skills
Be task & goal oriented and be able to work with minimal
Must Be Punctual

Previous experience in computer service/repair is a plus.

Interested applicants should serid resumes
and other information to'

aboard, then wait for it to be
shipped to this country and
transported to the site to be
Trussco can guarantee that
the trusses will fit perfectly
when assembled, Mr Gongora
said, because its Alphine engi-
neering computer-generated
software creates a blueprint
based on the agricultural draw-
ings of the building.
"There are other companies
that build trusses, but not at the
scale that we do. We can do
build trusses for 50 feet, 70 feet
or bigger in both wood and
steel," he said.
Given the construction boom
that the Bahamas is currently
experiencing, Mr Gongora said
he expects his business to be
very successful, especially after
more companies realise the
benefits pre-fabricated trusses
will bring to their construction
This type of construction was
very common in the US, he


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the.dissolution of CASTLEROCK
INTERNATIONAL LTD. has been completed; a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.




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For more details Email: info@bahamasports.com
Call: 324 3371. You can download an application form from



Administrative Assistant/ Book Keeper

Small Business out West looking for a Successful
Candidate to meet
the following requirements:
Computer literate on Word, Excel, Outlook and
Quick books
Good Organizational Skills
Experienced with accounting and bookkeeping.
Self motivated and able to work without supervision.
Good Communication Skills, Verbal and written
Own transportation is a plus.

Great Compensation package plus benefits.

Send Resume by July 31st to
Apply to : DA 798
c/o The Tribue
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas

FROM page 1

believes will cater to an
untapped market by building
pre-fabricated steel and wood

n us

Mr Gongora explained that
wood is the more popular
choice in the Bahamas, because
it is less expensive and is the
best choice for residential prop-
However, he said that for par-
ticularly large commercial build-
ings, such as warehouses, steel is
the better choice because it is
non-flammable and is easier to
All the trusses will meet
Bahamian building standards
for hurricane sustainabilty, with-
standing winds up to 150 miles
per hour, and also for the
method of treatment for the
wood resin.
At present, Trussco has been
operating for three months and
employs eight fabricators and
an office manager, all of whom
are Bahamian.
Mr Gongora himself is origi-
nally from Mexico, but is a
Bahamian citizen, having lived
here for more than 20 years.

C F A L'
Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.832.65 / CHG -00.62. %CHG -00.03 ;:-....-
5:.-...-. ...i.. L,:.. S .-.ur.i ,* Pr,....,,~ j C..:,s. T:,.3,c :i r. '-'r.an.ee Dail3 '.oI EPS $ Di, PiE Y..ia
1 3 C, :Cr r.FrFl'rei 1 1,12 1 .: 0 J1.1 2 500 0 000 0 000 NIM 0 0': .
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 940 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 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%
15.10 10.60 Commonwealth Bank 15.00 15 10 0.10 1,000 1.152 0.680 13.1 4.50%
6.32 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.85 5.99 0.14 *0.'112 0.050 52.4 0.85%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.30 2.30 0.00 100 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 12.70 12.70 0.00 0.787 0.570 16.1 4.49%
14.70 12.43 FirstCaribbean 14.62 14.62 0.00 0.977 0.470 14.6 3.21%
20.01 11.15 Focol 19.99 20.00 0.01 3,500 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 '.25 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
9.90 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.90 ) 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-Ttio -Crc.uilr SeOCurites
-:2.... --..- L ,.. a,r .,r BEi a: i -, i ... veeKi, .,:,i EPS DivS PIE Y-e.i
14.60 1f. B va..1,,c :..er.-,, .,e5 14 1. ,: 0' 1 234 1 185 126 6 12 :
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6 .2 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%
Colina Over.Trr--Counler Securities :. W. rff" ''' '
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41 00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15 50 14.00 1.234 1.125 12.6 7.71%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds .', -
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3476 1.2983 Colina Money Market Fund 1.347598'
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 1.257576...
11.6049 11.0691 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.6049"*.
FINDEX: CLOSE 828.67 I YTD 11 67% / 2006 34.47% -
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000 00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask S Selling price of Colina and fidelity 13 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 dally volume Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prior week ** 30 June 2007
Change Change in closing pi.ce frorn day to day EPS S A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Arset Value *" 31 May 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100 **. 30 June 2007
... 30 June 2007
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502,7010 FIDELITY 242-356-7764 / FOR MORE DATA






Bush moves to ensure safety of

food, products shipped into US

High-level government panel to recommend steps to improve policing of imports

Associated Press Writer
President Bush yesterday
established a high-level gov-
ernment panel to recommend
steps to guarantee the safety
of food and other products
shipped into the United States
and to improve US policing of
those imports. The White
House denied the effort was
aimed primarily at China.
The president was to meet
later Wednesday with his new
Import Safety Working Group.
The panel will be chaired by
Health and Human Services
Secretary Michael Leavitt.
"The administration is con-
cerned about the safety of
imported products that Amer-
icans eat and use and we'll start
working on concrete steps to
address whatever problems
they may uncover," said White
House spokesman Tony Snow.
The Food and Drug Admin-
istration's ability to monitor
the nation's food supply has
come under sharp criticism
from Congress and others
amid a string of high-profile
cases of foodborne illness,
including E. coli-tainted
spinach and salmonella-cont-
aminated peanut butter and
snack foods, as well as con-
cerns about drug-laced, farmed
fish imported from China.
"This is not a slap at China,"
said Snow when asked if he
thought China would be
offended by Bush's action.
"This is in fact a normal piece
of business. We get food
imports from 150 countries
around the world. It's impor-
tant to monitor them all."

* PRESIDENT Bush gestures in ,the Roosevelt Room of the
White House in Washington yesterday during a meeting with the
Import Safety group on to discuss ways to protect all imports
coming into the United States.

Members of Congress have
criticized the FDA's plan to
close half of its laboratories.
Bush created the new panel
with an executive order.
Nancy Nord, acting chair-
woman of the Consumer Prod-
uct Safety Commission, called
the formation of the panel "a
wonderful step.
"The administration is mov-
ing aggressively to address the
Earlier, she told a Senate
hearing that the rapid growth
of imports is putting a strain
on her agency. The intense
pressures on regulatory agen-
cies was also emphasized by
officials from the FDA and the
National Highway Traffic Safe-

AP Photo: Lawrence Jackson)

ty Administration at the hear-
ing by the Senate Commerce,
Science and Transportation
Bush took the action as Chi-
na announced that teams of
food safety officials from the
US and China would meet in
Beijing at the end of this
month to discuss the safety of
China's seafood exports.
The FDA announced last
month that it would detain
Chinese catfish and several
other categories of fish as well
as shrimp and eel after repeat-
ed testing turned up contami-
nation with drugs that have not
been approved in the United
States for use in farmed
S ", ,

Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture

The following vehicles are offered For Sale:-

Plate: # 2172
Plate: # 2174
Plate: # 1609
Plate: # 1997
Plate: # 1999

2000 Nissan Wagon
2000 Nissan Wagon
1995 Nissan Wagon
Daewoo Damas
Daewoo Damas

These vehicles can be viewed by contacting Mr. Ted Bain at the
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture between the hours of
9:00am and 5:00pm. Monday thru Friday at telephone number 502-0600/1.

Sealed tenders are to be submitted no later than 5:00pm July 20, 2007
and addressed:

Tender For Vehicles
Permanent Secretary
P.O. Box N-4891
Nassau, Bahamas

The Permanent Secretary reserves the right to reject any and all

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture

Security & General


Security & General, a subsidiary of Colonial Group International Limited (CGIL)
headquartered in Bermuda, is seeking a Property and Casualty (P&C) Business Relationship
Underwriting Executive.

CGIL, with offices in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin
Islands, offers a complete range of premier financial and insurance services and, over the
past few years, has undertaken significant growth. This is an opportunity to be part of a
rapidly growing innovative company, focusing on providing clients with first class service
and access to competitive products.

The individual will be responsible for business development and servicing and maintaining
existing business. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

4 Establishing and maintaining relationships with significant business partners
4 Retaining and acquiring profitable business by providing quality customer
Undertaking market research and maintaining currency with local developments
Maintaining a high level of product ki&wledge ..
Preparing monthly reports as required

The successful candidate should possess the following minimum requirements:

A professional insurance qualification (i.e. ACII or CPCU), or proven progress
towards its completion
4 A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in Property and Casualty
insurance and a proven sales track record with P&C products
Superior communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Proven ability to negotiate with external business partners and clients and work
under pressure
In-depth knowledge of policy wordings
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and e-mail software

Compensation is based on performance and production. Security & General offers an
attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical insurance, contributory
pension plan, long-term disability and life insurance coverage.
If you have a keen commitment to quality results and want to contribute your talents to a
dynamic company, contact us about this opportunity. Applications will be treated in the
strictest confidence and should be made in writing to:

Security & General Insurance Company, Ltd.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box N-3540
Nassau, Bahamas
by Pax to 356-9049 (private fax number)

Closing date for applications is July 31'.



A vacancy exists in the Public Relations Department of The Grand Bahama
Port Authority, Limited for one (1) Graphic Designer, This position is responsible
for planning, designing, developing, and producing GBPA Group's visual media
for commercial and internal uses.


A degree in Visual Communications or formal training in graphic design,
including print design, website/page and multimedia design, photo media and
general publication techniques; or minimum five years of professional experience
in these areas. Additional training, or experience in communications, public
relations or marketing, complemented by computer training or a relevant
combination of academic qualifications, or equivalent in relevant professional

Required Skills:

Knowledge of multimedia materials, graphic design and other electronic
information dissemination processes, complemented by familiarity with
best practices.
Knowledge of production of printed materials and experience working
with printers.
Proven ability to design documents and reports of a variety of lengths and
formats and see them through to publication
Proven ability to understand and translate ideas into innovative and user
friendly products.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to work
as a member of a team, with short deadlines and under pressure.
Both Mac and PC literacy with specialization in the design and
implementation of website/pages and/or other electronic means of
information dissemination.
Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to communicate
and to convey ideas.
Service-oriented attitude with tact, judgment and diplomacy.

Please submit a resume, portfolio of work, relevant supporting documentation
and qualifications to:

The Personnel Department
P. 0. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before July 31, 2007



Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates

All that lot of land having an area of 4,800 sq ft, being lot No. 6 of the subdivision known and designated as Caroline Estates, the
said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure comprising
of a 3 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,255 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
S. living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
-the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including
walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed. Fence post are in place for fencing.

Appraisal: $165,091.50

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

Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates

SAll that lot of land having an area of.8,100 sqft,. being lot no. 130, of the subdivision known and designated as st. andrews
Beach estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. located on the subject
,.^ ~. property is a structure comprising of anapproximately 12yr old duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedrobm.-lbath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one 2-
bedrooms, 1-bath, living/dining rooms and kitchen, the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
-.. elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept; the
yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn
section is not enclosed.

Appraisal: $245,237.00

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

Lot No. 302 Yamacraw Beach Estates

SpU All that lot of land having an area of 6,800 sq ft, being lot no. 302 of the subdivision known and designated as yamacraw
beach estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. The property is located about 400
.- ft off fox hill road and on the southern side of Exutma Ae. just opposite 1Mangrove Avenue. Located on the property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 11 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,628 sq. ft of enclosed living
-..'. "space with 3 bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, living, utility, dmiing rooms, ani kitchen, driveway, walk way, back patio and double car
garage. the land is on a flat and fairly level; Ahgwver the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of
flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. Improvements include grass lawn, flowering and fruit trees, a backyard
swimming pool fencing and front wall.
Appraisal: $262,506.00

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

Lot No. 1 Claridge Cove Subdivision

Ft All that lot of land having an area of 7,904 sq ft, being lot no. 1 of the subdivision known and designated as Claridge Cove,
S the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is a single story residence
--'" "',,r i 'consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen and utility room. The land is on a grade and level; and appears to
.. be sufficiently elevated. the property is landscaped and has fruit and flowering bearing trees. The property is open to the front

e has chain linked fencing at the sides and back.

Appraisal: $173,053.00

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


.| ~I MB All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island, and
S .i comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a 35yr
..structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is
..' -. ,, *.*. I consisted of 2 separate constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction all amenities
1 *'. !: iare to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone.

--Appraisal: $112,000.00.

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

Lot No. 2 Emerald Ridge Subdivision

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

Appraisal: $60,000.00

Property is located of soldier road just opposite Nassau Christian Academy School. in the back of the commercial building.

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

Appraisal: $513,959.00


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

Appraisal: $265,225.00

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

Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

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


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

Bahama Sound No. 18, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 4,000 sq. ft being Lot No. 17537, Bahama Sound No. 18, situate 2 1/2 miles northwestwardly of the settlement of George Town, Exuma Bahamas.
The subject property is zoned residential, and is located on the corners of Queen's Highway and Zebrafish Road.
Appr'ai6l! $60,000.00

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little
Exuma Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.

Appraisal: $80,000.00

Nassau Village Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000 sq ft, being Lot No. 11 & 12 of the subdivision known as Nassau Village Subdivision, situated in the Eastern District of New Providence Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi-family/single family. This property is comprised of foundation for a duplex building consisting of approximately 1,985 sq. ft. of enclosed living space. The floors are poured,
electrical & plumbing roughing is in place.

Appraisal: $70,212.50.00
Travel east on Charles Saunders Highway, pass Arawak Homes Development on the left side of the Highway, take second corner left, make a right turn go all the way almost to the end of the road. The
Property is on the Right By 'Fish For Sale' sign with boat in the yard.

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

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

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

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

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

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

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

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00



Firms link on 10-acre

'Builders Mall' planI
ff wi


FROM page 1

include a 45,000 square foot
building designed like the US-
branded home improvement
super stores. Lumber, drywall,
hardware, tools and fasteners
will be housed in one space out
of the elements.
The architects, Alexiou &
Associates, have designed load-
ing and unloading facilities to
accommodate high consumer
traffic and high volume sales.
The facility will be able to off-
load up to 20 containers a day,

while simultaneously loading
delivery vehicles for job site
drop offs.
"Success of a development of
this size and magnitude can only
be realized with old-fashioned
hard work, and a concerted
effort by a group with the same
vision," said Mark Roberts.
"Without a solid team there
would be no point in me step-
ping out on to the field. Andrew
Higgs represents all of my line-
men. You see the size of him?"
M. R. Higgs was established
by Montagu Roscoe Higgs in
1980, starting out in upholstery
and carpet cleaning, and the
manufacturing of vertical and

horizontal blinds.
In 1985, the company became
the representative for 'Dexium'
products out of the UK, and
began installing steel shelving
and warehouse pallet racking
systems. They expanded as a
representative for Hoover Can-
vas Products out of Florida, sell-
ing awning products, including
retractable awnings, fixed
awnings and carports, both res-
identially and commercially.
Shortly afterwards, M.R. Hig-
gs became the Bahamas repre-
sentative for Rollerstar Corpo-
ration, specialising in accordion
shutters, Bahama shutters, colo-
nial shutters, corrugated alu-

minum panels and rolling shut-
ters. All great protection from
hurricanes, sun damage and
adding value to all properties.
The company went through
downsizing and restructuring in
2004. At the same time it decid-
ed to discontinue the Rollerstar
line of products and concentrate
its efforts on interior window
treatments, i.e. plantation shut-
ters and blinds, and awnings.
Today, M. R. Higgs has
resumed its position as
Bahamas representative for
Rollerstar. It continues to rep-
resent Hoover Canvas Products
for awnings and drop curtains,
and use Unique Wholesale as
their primary provider of inte-
rior blinds and plantation shut-


* JOINING FORCES Mark Roberts (left)
shakes hands with Andrew Higgs

British American eyes investment advisory

FROM page 1

financial company."
He added of the move to
extend British American
beyond its life and health insur-
ance heritage: "It's in keeping
with the direction that the finan-
cial srevices industry is going
in, and we think we have a lot
more strengths than our com-
Mr Wilson, who is also an
attorney and partner in McK-
inney, Bancroft & Hughes,
revealed that British American
Financial was also actively con-
sidering branching out into the
capital markets business, via a
brokerage agency.
He said: "That is under dis-
cussion. We intend to launch a
full-service brokerage at some
point in the future. That is

actively on the drawing board at
the moment.
"That'll be supported by the*
independent Board that we
have put together."
Basil Sands has already been
named as British American
Financial's chairman, and The
Tribune understands that oth-
er directors include Peter Carey;
former FNM MP Anthony
Rolle; and Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, the former Ministry of
Tourism director-general and
current Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO) secretary-
Mr Wilson said that BAB
Holdings and the new Board
wanted to "send a message"
about British American Finan-
cial's independence and integri-
"It is our intention to set the
standard for corporate gover-
nance, and the cast of characters
we' have assembled for our

Board fully reflect that," he
Mr Wilson said British Amer-
ican Financial's performance
since BAB Holdings acquired
the company was "trending in
line with Budget, which again
is very good, given that the first
quarter was in the middle of the
acquisition. We had some one-
off costs with respect to re-
branding, and if we didn't have
those we would be much ahead
of budget".
.Mr Wilson said the compa-
ny's re-branding as British
American Financial and the
opening of its Abaco branch
office had been received "very
well", and that once the acqui-
sition was completed "staff, cus-
tomers and clientele supported
and rallied around us".
"The business has really now
started to do quite a bit better
than it did under the old own-
ership," Mr Wilson said.

BAB Holdings, via a man-
agement buyout, purchased
British American Insurance
Company from British Ameri-
can International. Corporation,
whose chairman was Mauritius-
based Dawood Rawat. The deal
was part-financed by First-
Caribbean International Bank
At the time of the acquisi-
tion, British American had
more than 200 employees and
agents spread between its three
offices on. New Providence,
Grand Bahama, Exuma and
The company had "more
than" 70,000 policies spread
across-its life and health insur-
ance, investments division and
all products, and 50,000 policy-
BAB Holdings was led by Mr
Wilson and Chester Cooper,
British American's president
anV flie'f executive.



Road to City Dump after Premix

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Director, Corporate Banking -

Bahamas OPCO

Graduate status with minimum of 7 years experience in the
Ability to work effectively within and across complex matrix structures.
In-depth understanding of Corporations business, financing solutions,
issues and challenges.
A solid record of results, in business development, relationship
management and leading relationship management teams.
Focused and motivational leadership skills to galvanize a team to work
collaboratively and effectively for customer value and profitability.
High level of understanding of the markets, geographic, macro economic
and global factors impacting our client base.
Superior ability to interpret complex corporate client needs and to
assemble innovative value-adding solution that achieve Client objectives.

General Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

Deliver planned targets by aggressively growing the book of profitable
business and increase the relative contribution of the Corporate Banking
to overall business profitability.
Enhance and strengthen the reputation of FirstCaribbean International
Bank and the Corporate Division in markets by developing and
maintaining an external network of key stakeholders, prospects,
community involvement, and playing a key role in the business
community at large.
Effectively lead and mentor the team of business development and
relationship managers who originate and provide business solutions
to clients in the corporate and commercial markets in the Bahamas

Salary commensurate with management position at the FC Level 11
(Note: 1 11 job levels)
Benefits- attractive salary, six weeks vacation, preferred loan rates,
employee share purchase plan, variable incentive pay (bonus), medical
scheme, pension benefits.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter
via email by July 23rd, 2007 to:

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for
their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

member of the QNB Group

The Ansbacher Group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary
services and wealth Management has an opening in The Bahamas
for the position of


To accurately and promptly prepare periodic financial statements for
a case load of Trust and Companies. Maintain the accounting records
in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications
and experience:

CPA certification with at least 2 years post qualification experience

Previous client accounting experience would be preferred but is
not mandatory.

As a Senior Client Accountant you will be expected to be self
motivated, have the ability work independently and have good
written and verbal communication skills

An in-depth knowledge of Trust Accounting and experience with
complex fiduciary structures would be an asset.

Computer literate with high proficiency in Microsoft Office
Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Salary commensurate with experience and ability

Excellent salary & benefits

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

Deadline for all applications by hand, fax or email is
July 20th, 2007




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Sunny to partly Mainly clear and very Partly sunny and hot. Periods of sun, a Partly sunny and hot. Clouds and sun, a
cloudy and hot. warm. shower possible. t-storm possible.
High: 93 High: 91 High: 91 High: 91
High: 93 Low: 81 Low:79 Low:79 ow: 77 Low: 77

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elevation on the human body-everything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day.


MIg*0* F/3rC

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highs and tonight's lows.

Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday
High .......................... .................. 90* F/32* C
Low ................................................ 84 F/29' C
Normal high .................................. 88 F/31 C
Normal low ..................................... 75 F/24' C
Last year's high .................................. 90 F/320 C
Last year's low .............................. 77 F/250 C
As of 2 p.m. yesterday ........................ trace"
Year to date ............................................ 34.69"
Normal year to date ............................ 22.22"

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NASSAU l*ighrF/33*C
Hgh:93*F W* aUW:"F/f6*C

L W:. 74 F/23* C

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Philadelphia 92/33
Phoenix 110/43
Pittsburgh 82/27
Portland, OR 77/25
Raleigh-Durham 95/35
St. Louis 88/31
Salt Lake City 98/36
San Antonio 87/30
San Diego 74/23
San Francisco 71/21
Seattle 72/22
Tallahassee 98/36
Tampa 92/33
Tucson 103/39
Washington, DC 96/35


W High
t 85/29
pc 108/42
t 74/23
pc 73/22
t 92/33
t 85/29
s 98/36
t 90/32
pc 74/23
pc 72/22
pc 69/20
t 97/36
t 91/32
pc 101/38
t 87/30


High:88*F/31* C
Low:720 F/220 C

The higher the AccuWeather UV Indexm number, the
greater the need for eye and skin protection.

High Htft.) Low Ht.(ft.)
Today 12:08 p.m. 2.6 5:50 a.m. 0.2
6:15 p.m. 0.4
Friday 12:21 a.m. 2.4 6:29 a.m. 0.3
12:52 p.m. 2.6 7:04 p.m. -0.5
Saturday 1:03 a.m. 2.3 7:09 a.m. 0.3
1:38 p.m. 2.6 7:55 p.m. 0.6
Sunday 1:48 a.m. 2.1 7:53 a.m. 0.4
2:28 p.m. 2.5 8:51 p.m. 0.6

Sunrise...... 6:31 a.m. Moonrise.,... 11:12 a.m.
Sunset ....... 8:01 p.m. Moonset .... 11:23 p.m.
First Full Last New

Jul, 22 Jul. 29 Aug. 5 Aug. 12

3 High:89"F/32"C

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High: 90*F/32*C C
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NASSAU Today: )NE at 8-16 Knots
Friday: ENE at 7-14 Knots
FREEPORT Today: E at 5-10 Knots
Friday: E at 5-10 Knots
ABACO Today: E at 6-12 Knots
Friday: E at 5-10 Knots

Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunder-
storms, r-raln, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prcp-precipitation, Tr-trace

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"For Those You Care About Most"

Gardens & Mausoleum
JFK Drive, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323-7244 Fax: (242) 323-7329
Email: lakeviewmemorialgardens@coralwave.com





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A Bright New World
by: Helen Steiner Rice,

We feel so sad when those we love
Are touched by deaths dark hand,
But it would ease our sorrow
If we could but understand
That death is just a gateway
That all men must pass through
And on the other side of death,
In a world that's bright and new,
Our loved ones wait to welcome us
To that land free from tears
Where joy becomes eternal
And time is not counted by years.

()n behalf of the Wright and Bain families, we want to thank the following
persons for their continuous support during our time of grief. Though we are
saddened by Kecurah's death, we rejoice knowing that she fought a
good fight and is now present with the Lord!!!

Bishop Philemon & Mrs. Wilson, Officers and members of Cathedral of Praise
Church of God, Bishop John & Mrs. Humes, Administrative Bishop of the Church
of God, Principal, staff and students of L. W. Young Junior High School, Principal
Staff and students of Doris Johnson Senior High School, Staff Ministry of
Education New Providence and Grand Bahama offices; Staff of Examinations and
Assessment Divisions, New Providence, The Bahamas Institute of Financial
Services, Bishop Raymond R. Neilly and the congregations of Rhodes Memorial
Methodist Church and the Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, The
Management and staff of Bank of The Bahamas International, Pastor, Officers and
Members of Agape House Grand Bahama, Pastor, Officers and Members of New
Covenant Baptist Church, New Providence, Staff of Baha Mar Development
Company Ltd, Mrs. Nellie Cooper, Mrs. Rosie Newry, Mrs. Lynn Blake, Mrs.
Gurlena Jones, Mrs. Adalee Wisseh, The Mount Pleasant Village Family, Ms.
Valerie Johnson, Ms. Nubia Pineda, Ms. Jane Lloyd Jones, Ms. Jacqui Collins, Ms.
Colleen Wallen, Mrs. Kim Bodie, Mrs. Christel Feaste, Mrs. Margo Thompson.
Mrs. Xenia Greene, staff of Bahamas Fire and Safety Company Limited,
Honourable Shane Gibson, M.P., Easton, PA staff of George Weston Bakeries, staff
of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Dr. John Lunn, Dr. Tracy Roberts,
Nurse Karen Walcott, Management and staff of Bethel Brothers Morticians and to
all those persons who may have assisted in any way.

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



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After a. long illness, on 9"' June. 2007, Benita MacMillan-Hughes of
Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera died peacefully in Holland with her three
children at her bedside.

The people of Tarpum Bay were always in her heart and thoughts. She
moved there in 1958 and as a Nurse and Midwife set up and ran the local
clinic. She was devoted to her work and family and touched many
people's lives.

Her memory is cherished by her daughters Metta and Camilla
MacMillan-Hughes and her son. Byron MacMillan-Hughes. her sons-m-
law Joseph Masnyk and Adam i.. i. her daughter-in-law Kirster
MacMillan-Hughes, her grandchildren Olivier. Sebastian and Andri
NIasnyk: Hannah and Clara Hazell and Tyrone. Landric and Finlax
MacMillan-Hughes. other family members and friends.

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


will be held 11:00 am., on
Saturday, 21st, July, at
Carmichael Bible Church,
Carmichael Road. Officiating
will be Pastor Daniel. O.
Simmons and other Ministers.
Interment will follow in the
Church's Cemetery.

Cherished memory are held
by an adopted daughter,
Theresa Davidson and her son
Shannon; three grandsons, Ricardo and Keith Jones
and Elisha Forbes; four grand daughters, Charmaine
and Nicola Jones, Lashanda Hanna and Zenovia Tucker;
thirteen great-grandchildren, Ivalla, Nigella, Phakea,
Leslie, Gabriel, Sasha, Precious, Keithra, Livingston,
Maria, Petra Dean, Lynette and Danny; numerous
nephews and nieces including, Donna Sears, Edna
Rivers of Miami, Florida, Myrtis, Irene, Reggie, Gregory,
and Oscar Jones, Alretha and Nelson Whitfield, Maltina
Bastian, Shena, Patrice and Falcon Black, James Rolle,
Samuel Farrington, Johnny and Monique Bullard, Louise
Miller, Rev. Desmond Rivers, of Miami, Florida, Deacon
Leonard Sears and Shervon Tucker, other relatives and
friends including, Pastor Daniel Simmons and the
Carmichael Bible Church Family, the Woodcarvers and
Straw Vendors' Association and others too numerous
to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at
Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson and First Street
on Friday from 12 noon to 6:00 pm and on Saturday at"i
the church from 9:30am until service time.


a resident of Monastery Heights, will be held 3:00p.m.
on Saturday, 21st July, 2007 at St. Mark's Native Baptist

Church, Romer Street, Fox
Hill. Officiating will be Rev.
S. Carrington Pinder, assisted
by other ministers. Interment
will be made in the Church's
Cemetery, Romer Street.

1 Cherished memory are held
by her sons, Randolph, Ervin,
Reginald and Philip Knowles;
adopted son, Cecil Smith; two
daughters, Mrs. Nora Johnson
and Mrs. Agnes Cooper; seventeen grandchildren,
Franklyn and Tony Adderley, Derek Johnson, Antoine,
Craig, Caleb and Kristoff Cooper, Sheeno, Jonathan,
Timothy, Randolph, Jr., Eric, Krista, Requel and Jen
Knowles, Phillippa Cooper, and Sheithia Minnis; great
grandchildren, Lavance Adderley, Jermaine Adderley,
Derek Johnson, Jr., Ross Adderley, Duran and Davy
Stuart, Keshon Carter, Antone Cooper, Jr., Latoya Rose,
Scieska Knowles, Shekera Adderley, Shanell Adderley,
Devon and Raven Johnson, Charlisa Johnson; eight
great-great grandchildren; sisters, Rose Morley, Emma
Rolle and Eunice Curtis; numerous nephews and nieces;
son-in-law, Phillip Cooper; daughters-in-law, Rutha
Knowles, Gwendolyn Knowles, Mary Knowles and
Martha Knowles; granddaughters-in-law, Paulette
Cooper, Deborah Adderley, Cookie Adderley and Nola
Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Della Gibson, Evelyn Munroe and Jerry,
Kenneth McPhee and family, Evelyn Deveaux and
Gloria Brown, Freda Harris, Arabella Cambridge,
Willamae, Ilean Smith, Andy Smith, Elden Ferguson,
Derward Stuart, Franzell Pratt and family, Rev.
Carrington and Sabrina Pinder and family, St. Mark's
Church family, Mrs. Rolle and family, the Monastery
Heights family.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at
Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First
Street, on Friday from 12noon to 6:00p.m on Saturday
from 10:00a.m until 1:30p.m., and at the church from
1:30p.m., until service time.




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

Marjorie Ella Brooks Tarpley Laing, 81

a resident of St. Paul's Street,
A Chippingham and formerly
of Nicholls Town, Andros,
will be held 10:00a.m on
Saturday, 21st July, 2007 at
Zion Baptist Church, East
/ and Shirley Streets.
Officiating will be Rev. T.
G. Morrison. Interment will
be made in Old Trail
S. Cemetery, Abundant Life
Cherished memory are held
by her son, Otis Tarpley; daughter-in-law, Carolyn
Tarpley; two adopted daughters, Brenda Culmer and
Althea Neely; one step-son, Freddie Laing; one step-
daughter, Eunice Laing-Pinder; six grandchildren,
Tenille, Otisca and Otanique Tarpley and Michael,
Matthew and Miquel Culmer; one great-grandson,
Kareem Gray; a host of nephews and nieces including
Ben, Herbert and Samuel Glinton, Walter Rand; Diana
and Alice Glinton, Rudolph, Pastor Frederick, Elder
Audley and Deaconess Minus, Rosemary Clarke,
Silvier Marriett, Patricia and Janet Minus, Evamae
Dames, Eula Gale, Dorothy Sands, Joe, Stanley and
George Martin, Carnetta, Olive, Shirley, Eunice and
Dorothy and a host of other relatives and friends
including Sister Ella and James Johnson and family,
Sis. Pennerman, Mrs. Bartlett and family, Mrs. Nettie
Symonette and family, Sheba and Calvin White and
family, Zion Baptist Church family, Beth Stewart,
Patricia Strachan, Sylvia Bevans, Sheila Strachan,
Thelma Pennerman, Ella Johnson, Veronia Smith,
Louise Jones, Thelma Darling, Mernerva Butler, the
Chippingham Community including Terrell and Diana
Thompson, Carlos Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Patricia Carey
and family and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at
Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First
Street on Friday from 12noon to 6:00p.m and on
Saturday at the church from 8:30a.m until service

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Margaret Runell
Minns-Poitier, 83
of Avacado Gardens and formerly of New
Bight, Cat Island will be held on Saturday
at 3 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church,
Meeting.Street. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Michael Symonette assisted by Rev.
Dr. Hervis L. Bain Jr., and Rev. Vernice
Storr. Interment will follow in Lakeview
Gardens, J.FK. Drive.

She is survived by her husband, David "<: W
Poitier; 9 daughters, Lucita Poitier, Olga
Wilson, Corean Gardiner, W/CPL 1754 _______-
Peseretta Hicks, Brandhilda Bannister,
Brendalyn Neely, Alma Poitier- Whyms, Delores Poitier and" Julia Munroe-
Neely; 2 sons, Mitchell and Hezekiah Poi tier; 39 grandchildren, Julia Storr,
Margaret Jones, Lettero King, Pedro Morley, Joana Coleby, Marco, Diana,
Annischka, Arnette, and Cynarra Wilson, Jaward Ferguson, Keisha Edgecombe,
Rokell Major, Shanay, Desmond, Ashley, Wellington, Deangelo, Ramesh,
Zemesco, Joshua and Patrelle Poitier, Samantha, Sherell, Authrey, Alonzo, and
Shalesia Bannister, Nadia, Shaphelle and Chaphelle Whyms Jr., Miranda, Wayne
and Kimberley Munroe, Roger, Estella, Nicole, Vincent, and Patrice Evans of
Virginia; 18 great-grand children, Turkessa Adderley, Philip and Julian Knowles,
Shando Russell, Omar, Tramaine, and Magin Blyden, Brittany and Jaden Wilson,
Breion McPhee, Leah Coleby, Jasmine Rawlins, Thomas, Zion and Zackery
Poitier, and Shabetheny Sawyer; 2 brothers-in-law, George Russell and Courtney
Poitier; 3 sisters-in-law, Bernice and Esther Poitier and Brandhilda Dawkins;
5 sons-in-law, Cedric Wilson, Alvin Gardiner, Robert Hicks of Pensecola
Florida, Authrey Bannister and Starlin Neely; 1 daughter-in-law, Barbara
Poitier; 14 nieces, Shirley Kerr, Florence and Medrice Johnson, Ernestine and
Sabeletha Poitier, Sadie Chipman, Gracie and Jenny Dorsette, Vernice Storr,
Neka Knowles, Lillian and Esther Dawkins, Gina Pratt, and Elizabeth Hepburn;
18 nephews, Herbert and Charles Strachan, Jackson and Anthony Russell,
Timothy, Emmanuel, William and Oman Johnson, John Dorsette, Rentie Storr,
Simeon, Frederick, Leroy, Pat, Bernard, and Prince Dawkins, Bishop Philemon
Wilson and Orthnel Poitier; cousins, Silvia and David Pratt and Olive Green;
other relatives and friends; godson, Jamal Moncur; numerous grand nieces
and nephews including, Deborah and James Kerr, Astra, Deangelo, Eleanor,
Maxine, Elseworth, Ken, Jiles, Jackson Jr., Jave, Mandel, Karen and Jacqueline,
The Dorsette, Dawkins, Gordons, Smith, Bonaby, Thurston, Mackey, McKenzie
and Poitier families, The entire New Bight, Cat Island family including, MP
Philip "Brave" Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Cumberbatch, Mr. and Mrs. Teddy
McDonald, Joy Campbell, Elva Manning and family, Virginia Bain, Madge
Romer, Evan Rolle, Natasha Mackey, Judy Strachan, Mavis Douglas, Rosenell
Dean, Pedro Ferguson, Jimmy LaFrance, also her caregiver, Georgia Tawes and
the nurses on Female Surgical I, Female Medical I, and ICU of the Princess
Margaret Hospital.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street,
Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to I p.m. on Saturday
and at the Church from 2 p.m. until service time.

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SBethel Brothers Morticians

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

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Neville "Doc" St. Clair Taylor, 60

of Windsor Lane, East and formerly
of St. Michael, Barbados, West
Indies will be held on Saturday
S 11:00 a.m. at St. George's Anglican
t .. Church, Montrose Ave. Rev. Fr.
Kirkland Russell assisted by Rev.
Fr. Roland Hamilton will officiate.
Interment will be made in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.
Left to cherish his memory is, his
wife, Beryl Taylor; four (4)
daughters, W/CPL 2204 Wakita
Taylor-Hinzey, Bridgette Smith, Patricia Barrette and W/Insp
Sherry Armaly; three (3) sons, Patrick, Gonzales and PC
3021 Quincy Taylor; four (4) sons-in-law, Norman Hinzey,
Sergio Armaly, Greg Barrette and Alva Eddie Smith; one (1)
daughter-in-law, Jamaina Taylor; three (3) sisters, Maureen
Taylor of Barbados, Veronyka Carson and Dorothea Smart,
both of London; two (2) sisters-in-law, Sylvia Bethel and
Cynthia Butler; three (3) brothers-in-law, Rupert, Whitney
and Christopher Butler; one (1) uncle, Keith Taylor of
Barbados; nine (9) grandchildren, Norman Hinzey, Khalia
Ingraham, Rachea, Rashan and Sernae Armaly, Wendell,
Lachara, Valamanique and Gernero Cooper; twenty (20)
nephews including, Omar and Shaquille Taylor, Dr. Felix
Bethel Sr. and Immigration Officer Norman Bastian; twenty-
five (25) nieces including, Joann Knowles, Shona, Georgia
and Nicki and a host of other relatives and friends including,
Sam Williams, Collin Puckering, Basil Greenslade, Joan
Butler, Maxine Lord, the Edgecombe family, Vivian Chin
and family, Vanria Woodside, the Staff of Ministry of Tourism,
Dr. Antonio, the Staff of Doctors Hospital, Rev. Robert and
Minister Tonya Colebrooke, Anthony Humes and family,
Pastor Derteck Feaset and family, Rev. Glen Roberts, Paul
Wong, Mrs. Ford and family, Hon. Perry Christie and Mrs.
Christie, Glenys Hanna-Martin M.P. and Mr. Martin, Beryl
and Beverly Marshal, Mr. T's Sporting Lounge, Rupert and
Paula Miller, Arnold "Daddy-O" Winder, Valman Cooper,
Daniel Sealy, Dennis Jordon, Mark Hall, Brady and Princess
Simms, Edwin Barrow and the Windsor Lane, East family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a. m. to

6:00 p. m. and on Saturday at the Church from 10:00 a.m.
until service time.

Leslie Charles Ingraham, 74

Sof West Ave, Millar's Heights and
formerly of Palmetto Point,
S' Eleuthera will be held on Friday
10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic
Church, 3rd Street, the Grove.
S) Monsignor Simeon Roberts will
officiate. Interment will be made in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.FK.

?' W m L' He is survived by, Sybil Dean-
Ingraham; children, Rose Ferguson,
Leslie II, Bernadette and Kendal Ingraham, Bridget Bethel,
and Jacinth Clarke; 12 grandchildren, Leslie Ingraham III,
Dr. Sharith Storr-Taylor, Dionne Pedican, Erica Theadene,
Benjamin and Vaughan Miller, Kyle and Emiel Ingraham,
Lesley Ingraham, Thea Storr, Alera Ingraham and Jacintha
Clarke; 12 great-grandchildren, Britany Ferguson, Leshante,
Leslie IV and Eryn Ingraham, Jade Taylor, Austin, Ashton
and Bryann Miller, Isaiah Pedican, Brionne Johnson, Henrick
and Henrique Theadene; daughters-in-law, Sibrena and Rhonda
Ingraham and Karon Clarke; son-in-law, Derek Ferguson;
brother, Sherman Ingraham; grandsons-in-law, Godwin Taylor,
Sammy Pedican and Henry Theadene; granddaughters-in-
law, Cara Miller and Hesica Ingraham; nephews, Vernon,
Leroy, Fred, Franklin, Arthur, Edmund, Lincoln and George
Deal; nieces, Paula Leon, Gertrude Wright, Gloria Cox and
Anna Deal, and a host of other relatives and friends including,
Claranet McDonald and family, Janet Harvey, Susan Decosta,
James Knowles, Billy, Tony and Pedro Nairn, Nickie Moss,
Ramond Gibson, Sylvia Forbes and family, Bishop Samuel
and Helen Alleyne, Dorothy Knowles, Evelyn Rahmning,
Thomas and Mally Cooper, Maxwell Johnson and family,
Garnet McGregor, Yvonne Darville, Godfrey Adderley, Mark
and Peggy Smith and Dr. Patrick Whitfield.

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

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

Kim Laverne Beneby, 49
of Mortimer, Terrace will be held on
Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St. Gregory's
Anglican Church, Carmichael. Rev. Fr. Atma
Budhu assisted by Deacon Berkley Smith
will officiate. Interment will be made in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

Her devotion and sweet nature will be
remembered always, by her close knit family
and friends, including, husband, Benson
Beneby Sr.; parents, Ulric Jr. and Delores
Mortimer; children, Latia, Benson Jr. (Odaz),
Anastacia; grandchildren, Mya, Aliyah,
Kianna; sisters, Lisa Mortimer, Jackie
Newton, Ulrica Missick, Michelle Dean,
Julie Duncanson; brothers, Samuel Mortimer, Ulric Mortimer III, Sean
Mortimer and Kavaughn Cleare; mother-in-law, Inez Beneby; brothers-in-
law, Dodridge Missick, Stony Duncanson, Philip Beneby, Rudolph Beneby,
Norwood Beneby, Denny Beneby, Larry Newton, Sylvester Herron; sisters-
in-law, Allison Mortimer, Sharon Beneby, Eurina Beneby, Carolyn Beneby,
Kim Herron and Mavis Walton of New Jersey; aunts, Euterpie Scott, Shirley
Johnson, Rose Mackey, Rhoda Mortimer, Gloria Mortimer, Esther Williams,
Joan Mortimer, Ann Whitehead, Ayres Neely, Mary McCartney, Myrtle
McCartney, Helen Johnson, Lillian Prelau, Ethel Claridge; uncles, Amos
Ferguson, Bernard, Weston, Lowell and Phillip Mortimer, Wilfred and Zenas
Mackey, Randy, Paul Clarence, Frederick, Henry and Paul Cleare, Arnold
and Clinton McCartney; nieces, Nadia and Leandre Newton, Tameka and
Leteisha Neymour, Dreah Missick, Delores, Keisha, Kadesha, Shontes, Mia,
Samantha and Kaylisa Mortimer, Hollis Lightbourne, Synar, Syllia, Sylecia,
Lachea, Shakera, Philisa, Phylya, Phillipa, Krista, Shandia and Danielle
Beneby; nephew, Dominique Major, Edwin and Stony Duncanson;,Navarro
and Jacques Newton, Ulric IV, Cruz and Tevin Mortimer, Zarion Cleare,
McNair, Bronson, Stephon, Kadia, Geano and Bryson Beneby; other family
members, Averill (Paula) Mortimer, Olivia (Sydney) Saunders, Kenneth
Mortimer, Claire Mortimer, Kendal (Sonia) Mortimer, Cheryl Neely, Cornel
(Beverly) Mortimer, Denise Mortimer, Lester (Paulette) Mortimer Jr., Kelsey
(Monica) Mortimer Sr., Kevin Mortimer, Gina (Jim) Storr, Charisa (Ozzie)
Mortimer, Patrick Williams, Celeste (Ian) Mitchell, Neil (Liz) Williams,
Karen Bartlett, Ronnie (Rhonda) Mortimer, Dwayne (Daphane) Mortimer,
Tanya (Hubert) Knowles, Teresa Orage, Weston JJ Mortimer, Dr. David
Barnett, Christina Mortimer, Jason Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Mackey,
Florence Cleare, Penal Wilson, Iris Murphy, Paulette Smith, Madge Stuart
and family, the family of thae Sybil Cleare of Harbour Island, Velma
Thompson and family, Dedrie Barry, Keishla Lockhart, Michelle Moss,
Sonny Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lightbourne, Ms Ena Mortimer,
Edith Cleare and family; special friends, Sheila Gibson, Paula Cunningham,
Madge Gibson, Patricia Smith, Helen Smith, Dr. Ene, and Rochelle St. John;
godchild, Jason Gibson; others, Pastor and Mrs. Clarke, Fr. and Mrs. Athama
Budhu, Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Gibson, Jennifer Miller, The Percentie and
Mather families of Harbour Island, Staff of Red Lane Spa and Salon, Obie
Ferguson, Frank, staff and friends of Diamond Liquor Store, The Newton
family of North Andros, Mrs. Linda Evans and family of North Andros, Mr.
Frank Watson, St. Gregory's Anglican Church family, Staff of Bamboo
Shack, Bronell Miller and family, Andres Dud Maynard and family, Charles
Scott and family, Cornelia Lightbourne, Sherine Smith, Prince Mackey and
family, Charles Pierre Louie, Mellissa Lyons, Erma Bowe and Staff,
Rhondaneisha Saunders, Wayne Cumberbatch and family, Giah Smith,
Agatha Cleare and family, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Major and family, Mr.
Michael Halkitis, Mr and Mrs. Charles Miller, The Community of Mortimer
Terrace; Dr. Munroe & Staff of Eye Ward, P.M.H.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at
the Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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

Maria Alsaida Bootle, 92

of East Shirley Street,
S! will be held at the
CentreviHe Seventh Day
Adventist Church Fifth
Terrace Centreville on
Sunday, July 22, 2007 at
2:00pm. Pastor Hugh A.
Roach assisted by other
ministers officiating.
Burial will be in
Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

She is survived by adopted sons, Rev. Dr. G.
Kenneth Russell and Rev. Dr. Kendal Capron;
other relatives and friends including, Mrs.
Nearest Simmons-Russell and Mrs. Enid Capron;
grandchildren, Kenria Russell, Wayde and
Gardenia Evans, Mrs. Roslyn Thompson,
Koardero, Kyle, Kent, Katherine, Kendallyn
and Kate Capron, Ken Ewing and sixteen great-
grand children, Dorphany Simmons, Shawn
Lockhart, Mrs. Florence Rahming and family,
Joyce Adderley, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ingraham,
Pastor H.A. Roach, Mrs. Sylvia Scriven, Ms.
Leila Gibbs, Heleana Petty, Sir Clement T.
Maynard, Sir Geoffrey A.D. Johnstone, Mildred
Sands, Brenda Johnson, Caretaker- Olive
Hamilton, Pastor, officers and members of
Centreville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Friends may pay their last
Funeral Home Palmdale,
Saturday, July 21st, 2007

respects at Pinder's
Ave., Palmdale on
from 5:00pm until


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

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


Leotha Patricia Smith, 65

Of Palm Beach Street And Formerly
Of Crooked Island Will Be Held On
July 21st, 2007 At 10:00 A.M. At
Pentecostal Church Of Faith In God,
Bell Road, Montell Heights.
Officiating Will Be Pastor Dean Wells
Jr. Assisted By Minister Henfield And
Deacon Lamont Gaitor. Interment
Will Follow In Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

She Is Survived By Her Mother:
Olive Smith; 5 Daughters: Nancy
Bowleg, Olive Smith, Sharon Smith, Judy Smith And Linda
Stevenson; 4 Sons: Lewis Smith Jr., Gordon Smith, Andy And
Leroy Stevenson; 5 Sisters: Ludell Pratt, Blossy Moss, Theresa
Taylor, Clodella Arnett And Predeceased By Eva Dames; 26
Grand Children: Theodore, Shantell, Aaron, Kishnelle, David,
Hillwood, Tezel, Teran, Olivia, Dwight, Anthony, Anoton,
Shonte, Cody, Kendra, Kenice, Indera, Gordon Jr., Audry,
Adrianna, Charlene, Charles, Christopher, Charlinda And Christon;
13 Great Grand Children: Devonte, Deangelo, Denicio, David
Jr., Keishaun, Katayan, Kishanna, Hilesha, Audrey, Adrianna,
Omar, Marcus, And Mark; 10 Nieces: Lucy, Christiline, Hailey,
Keva, Ester, Lorraine, Desiree, Fernel, Patrice And Perline; 1
Daughter-In-Law: 11 Nephews: Livingston, Bremin, Minister
Gershim Pratt, Lenny, Bradley, Tyrone, Percy, Jerry, Dennis,
Karnis, And Kenneth Jr.; 3 Sons-Inlaw: Pedro Bowleg, Michael
Rolle And Theodore Newbold; 1 Grandson-In-Law: Christopher
Bowe; 1 Sister-In-Law: Christine Pratt Of Philidelphia; 4
Brothers-In-Law: Jervis Pratt, Randolph Taylor, Daniel Moss
And Kenneth Dames; 1 Uncle: Curtis Moss; A Host Of Other
Relatives And Friends Including: Bishop Wells And Mother
Wels, Barrington Murphy, Nelly Curry, Mr. And Mrs. Rolle,
Roseline And Family, Pastor Dean Wells And Sis. Wells, Hilder
Pearson, The Families Of Darlene Darville, Martin Davis, Pandora
Hall, Dorcus Ferguson, Ida Johnson, Eleanor, Francis, Niomi,
Elvi Pratt, Iva Jolly, Ida Johnson, Clayton Moss, Earel Moss,
Kendal Poitier, Lawrence Miller, Cindy, Mavis And The Entire
Pentecostal Church Family.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier
Roads on Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then
again at the church on Saturday from 8:30 a. m. until service

Myrtle Wilson, 62

Of Pinewood Gardens Will Be
Held On Sunday July 22nd, 2007
At 3:00p.M. At Grants Town
Seventh Day Adventist Church,
Wilton Street. Officiating Will Be
Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, Eric
D. Clarke And Andrew E.
Burrows Assisted By Elder Kenny
V. Deveaux And Other Ministers
And Elders. Interment Will Follow
In Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.

Left To Cherish Her Memories Are: 3 Sons: Dereck,
Franklyn And Kirklyn Wilson; 2 Daughters-In-Law:
Willma And Valerie Wilson; 6 Brothers: Kingsley Gilbert,
Percy, Charlie, Willy, Wade And Bersil Wilson; 5 Sisters:
Mae Todd, Conchita Nottage, Omease Wilson, Ethel Wilson
And Linda Martin; 1 Sister-In-Law: Elveria Gilbert; 1
Uncle: Peter Major; 1 Aunt: Petrona Major; 2 Nieces:
Karen Gilbert And Yvette-Hall Todd; 4 Nephews: Keith
And Michel Todd, Patrick Johnson And Henery Gray; 6
Cousins: Paul Longley, Peter Major, Alella Major, Anton
Minnis, Katherine Cartwright And Patrie Major; Other
Relatives And Friends Including: Keithra, Kevette, And
Juliano Todd, Sir Orville And Lady Turnquest, Caryl Lashly,
Keod Smith, Dereck Rayn, Frederica Mccartney, Rowena
Symonette, Sherry Bastian, Cornell Rolle, Joseph Walker,
Pauline Mccartney, Yolande Lockhart, Karen Hepburn,
Agatha Campbell, Sophie Gardiner, Catherine Mortimer,
Larell Hanchell, Joycelyn Mackey, John Knowles, Shauna
Eneas, Lily Fountain, Paul, Knowles, Clarke, Adderley,
Williams And Nelson Families, Spice Street, B.H.C.A.W.U.
Executives And Members, Dupuch And Turnquest Law
Chambers, P.M.H. Female Surgical 1 And The Entire Grants
Town Church Family.

Viewing will be held in the "Celestial Suite" at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and
Soldier Roads on Saturday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p.
m. and then again at the church on Sunday from 2:00 p.
m. until service time.



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

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


Mardio A.J. Hall, 18

Of Golden Gates # 2 Will Be Held On
Saturday July 21s 2007 At 12:30 P.M. At
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Officiating
Will Be Monsignior Alfred C. Culmer,
Monsignor Simeon Roberts, Rev. Father
Michael Kelly, Rev. Father Alain Lavern,
Rev. Father Noel Clarke And Deacon Dennis
Mackey. Interment Will Follow In Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.

Cherished Memories Of Mardio Will Always
Linger In The Hearts Of All Of Us Who Love
Him And Left To Continue Familiar Walks Are: 7 Brothers: Mario Newry,
Clayton, Clinton, Clarion, Claudius, Jaime, And Jeerico Hall; 5 Sisters:
Mariette And Marelle Newry, Precious, Angel And Vanessa Hall; 1 Niece:
Marae Newry; Grandmother: Lizrene Hall; Godparents: Shellie And Lionel
Murphy, Nathaniel Brown And Denise Forbes, Christine Taylor, Bridgette
Gibson, Michael Kemp And Anthony Miller; 51 Aunts And Uncles:
George And Paula Turnquest, Sammy Turnquest, Clarence And Lenor
Rolle, Addington And Beauthie Darville, Dexter "Sweet Tee" Dean
Thompson, Anthony "Tony" Dean, Joyce Jackson, Naomi, Kirk And
Monique Gordon, Troy And Cordell Armbrister, Desrianne Swain, Rex
And Carriemae Shepperd, Deborah, Asa And Ingrid Ferguson, Edward,
Sammy, Gladstone, John, Alfred, David, William Otis Taylor, Ivy Dean,
Deloris Edgecombe, Martha, Sybil, Bumell, Gloria, Donna, Myrtle, Vernita,
Branda And Lorie Taylor, Vemice Pierre, Bernadell Bethell, Albertha And
Frankie Demeritte, Lydia White Of Thomasville, Georgia, Margie Deveaux,
Mildred Culmer, Gloria Pinder, Freada And Joseph Deal Sr. 10 Nieces
And Nepwhews: Letore, Basden, Trevonya Mackey, Lamera, Lameasha,
Lemarco, Lamaro, Baby, Emmanuel, Micah And Toyan Basden; 1 Sister-
In-Law: Angel; 2 God Sisters: Lindesha And Lynnel; Other Relatives
And Friends Including: Sir Arthur And Lady Joan Foulkes, Anita Bernard,
Vernita Johnson, Joshua Sears, Linda And Russell Miller, Rose Marie
Bain, Marcian Bethell, Sister Mary Benedict Pratt, Monsignor Alfred
Culmer, Pastor And Members Of St. Thomas More Parish, Monsignor
Simeon Roberts, Father Glen Nixon, Father Alain Laverne, Father Alvardo
Turnquest, Father Noel Clarke, And Father Michael Kelly, Deon Nicholls,
Rosie Foulkes, Olga Butler, Michael And Lionel Hall, Helen Williams,
Patricia Braynen, Valerie Williams, Mitchie Bridgewater, Hersel, Pauline
, Chandler, Donna, And Preskit Turnquest, Norman Cleare, Ellen Jolly,
Cathleen And Maud Mckenzie, Janet Nixon, Bloneva Adderley-Rolle,
Carolyn Roberts, Helen Campbell, Tamika Collie, Mrs. Eulease C. Beneby,
Principal, Staff And Students Of C.V. Bethel Senior High School, Samuel
Hall, Dale Joseph, Marjorie Jack, Chester And Leah Robards. Paul. Rodari,
Jeleah And Inga Turnquest, Kayla And Terran Nixon, Chester, Deidre,
.Latia. Gory, And Cory Fox, Gamal, Sheniqua And Arieel Rolle, Janeth
Cornish, Judy. Jenique, Sebastian And Sammy Turnquest Jr.. Andrea
Ferguson, Julian Jones, H.L. Rolle, Darlene And Felicia Deveaux, Daniel
Smith. Anson. Alphonso, Patricia. Cecille. Tony. Camille, Shaundra And
Everett Newry. Richard Dean. Tiffany. Katherine. Emily And Joseph Glass.
Kevie Smith, Leoni. Mispa. Zenna And Weldon Davis, Philip Gardiner.
Barbie And Cardie Taylor. Patricia Cox. Ann Johnson. Paulet And Wenzy
Brown. Shane Hutchinson. Rita And Marvin Srubbs. Katra. Holis. Rhonda
And Cecilee Armstrong, Dedric Goodman. Dwayne. Monsetta. Vernita.

Basil, Ken, Kirk, And Gaynell Rolle, Katie Clarke, Decoda Bethell, Derek
Whymms, Bemiece, Bertram, Brent, Stacey, Stephan And Simone Femander,
Rev. Erma Mackey, Rev. R.E. And Daphne Cooper, Patrice Thompson,
Elton Rolle, Bently In Eleuthera, Paul And Gail Hepburn, Vandalyn, Loretta
And Sue Pinder Of Spanish Wells, Antoinette And Cardy Rolle, Raphael
And Chivon Newbold, Curtis And Lillian Deveaux, Iva Culmer, Abbie
And Fredericka Johnson, Hence Deal, Ryan And Carlos Johnson, Thomas
Ryan, Adrian, Tamika Russell, Michelle Bain, Arodeanna Stubbs, Yara
Swain, Raquel Burrows, Charles Delexis, Sweeterae, Sweetenae ,
Sweetkandy Dean Thompson, Big One, Rias And Ronell Caudeau, Lavonnia,
Latoya Rolle, Yvonne Sands, Florence Pedican, Eureka Lockhart, Calvin
Wilson Jr., Jacques Conyers, Enrique Rolle, Audley Hart. Sherman Ferguson
And Agdral Stubbs.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads, on Friday
from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church on Saturday
from 11:30 a.m. until service time.

Death Notice

S1 Anthony Richard
Smith, 55

of Stuart Manor, Exumihdied at his residence
.* ... on Wednesday July 11, 2007.
He is survived by his Parents: Eugene and
Isabella Smith; Son: Perez Smith; 3
Daughters: Cyprianna, Tonya and Donita
Smith; 5 Sisters: Patricia, Kate, Betty,
Donnell, and Delarene Smith; 11 Brothers:
\ PEdison, David, Hedley, Bob, Ray, Cely
Eugene Jr., Don, Berthrum, Pat and Ally
Smith and A Host of Other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced later.

Rowena Austin, 80

of Elizabeth Estates, died at her residence on
Monday. July 16 2007.

She is survived by her 4 Sons: Charles, Alfred,
Tyrone and Larry Austin: 1 Daughter: Yvonne
Austin: 2 Sisters: Eldica and AliceMay: 2
Brothers: Regie and Holland and A Host Of
Other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral A arrangements will be announced

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

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8q43 Fax: (242) 340-8034



SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007 A4T 11:00 A.M.

Left to cherish her memories are: (12) Children: Hon. Alfred Sears (Members
of Parliament for Fort Charlotte), Karen Walkin (Miami) Wellington Sears,
Paul King (Miami), Gregory Sears, Rev. Regina Muschett (New York),
Joseph Sears, Maxwell Sears (Georgia), David Sears, Peter Sears, Marvin
Sears and Her baby Chinello Sears; (31) Grandchildren: Kevin Walkin
(Miami), Samatha Sears, Brian Roberts (New York), Bradley Sears, Elizabeth
Sears, Adelaja Thomas (New York), Jermaine King (Miami), Joseph Sears
Jr. (B.J.), Shaka Sears, Corrine Sears (New York), Ifedayo Bethel-Sears
(Swaziland), Wesley Sears (Miami), Ashley King (Miami), Tanya Sears,
Mathew Sears (New York), Alex King (Miami), Jennifer Sears, Nia Bethel-
Sears, Jerome Sears, Ayana Sears (Georgia), Arianna King (Miami), Kevin,
Annie, Marie, Collandria, Terrell, May, and Kianna Sears; (7) Great
Grandchildren: Kevin, Jr., Karen, Christina, LaMonica, Peter, Jr., and Mario
Jones; (1) Sister: Eloise Sturrup, (1) Uncle: Ulric Sweeting; (2) Sons-in-
law: Earnest Walkin and Rev. Cecil Muschett; (5) Daughters-in-law: Marion
Bethel, Betty Sears, Deanne King, Collette Sears and Hazel Sears; (5) Nieces:
Charlene Dawkins, Naomi Bain, Marilyn Brown, Lavern Sturrup and Iretta
Rolle; (9) Nephews: Dwayne, Charles, Stanford, Carlos, Prison Officer
Timothy, Police Sergeant 1115 Barry, William, Bradley, and Anthony Sturrup;
(2) Grand Nieces: Vanrea and Bernadine Wright; (2) Grand Nephews:
Glenn Johnson and Venial Wright; Other Relatives: Rosemae Thompson,
Debbie Swaby-Armstrong, Chrystal Thompson, Lillian Carey, Mitzi Swaby,
Linda Duhaney, The Sweeting, Rolles, Finleys, Mackeys, Whillys, Barrs,
Butlers, Delanceys Moxeys, Sands, Coopers, Neelys, Millers, Thompsons
and Gibsons Family and Life Long Friends (the "Senior Girls"): Elaine
Sands, Agatha Williams, Ruth Ingraham, Shelia Rolle, Amanda "Mama
Gold" Adderley; Close Friends: Dorothy Hepburn, Cetral Scott, Sandra King-
Johnson, Henry Dean, John Rolle Sr. (Rolle's Furniture), Sonia Bastian, Bert
Perry, Cecil Thompson, Kenny Roberts, Rev. Dr. Benjamin Ferguson, Maurice
Glinton, Debbie Richardson, Janis Marshall, Yara Turnquest and the Staff
of Sears & Co., Mr. Arleen & Frankie Sands, The Magistrate's & Supreme
Court Staff especially Cyprianna Levarity Deveaux, Valencia McPhee,
Eleanor Stuart and Rogann Smith, Barrington Carter, Mary Brown, Maceo,
Sr. and Mizpah Coakley Patrick McDonald, Sonia Reece, Dr. Pamela Etuk,
Ethelee Cleare, Ethelore Sow, Edward and Brian Taylor, Maureen Denton,
Vandyke Hepburn, Anita King, The Strachen & Knowles family of Nelson
Road, Freeport, Choir of Mary Star of the Sea, The Entire Mary Star of the
Sea Church family, The Retired Persons Association, Women Branch of the
PLP; special thanks to Emergency Abulance team who was assisted by Mr
Jason Kelly, Emergency Room team, Administrator Mrs Russell and Dr.
Burke at the Rand Hospital, Keith McSweeney and Restview Funeral Home,

Fr. Remy David, Deacon Jeffrey Hollingsworth, and Deacon Nixon Lindor.Note
to all those persons we may have forgotten to mention whom she held very
dare, to this we ask your forgiveness.


SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M.


Left to cherish her memories are: (3) Sons:
Edward, Michael and Robert Davis; (1)
Daughter: Ginger Moxey; (4) Grandsons: Creighton Khallid Moxey,
Raheem, Edward, Jr. and Razario Davis; (5) Granddaughters: Edreka Davis,
Gabrielle Moxey, Renee, Miranda and Mariah Davis; (4) Brothers: Kenneth,
Ervin "Big E", Perry and Dereck Smith; (3) Sisters: Jeruna Bartlett, Elma
Hanna and Karen Douglas; (1) Son-in-law: Creighton Moxey; (3) Daughter-
in-laws: Aysha, Beorah and Senera Davis; (4) Aunts: Doris Smith, Monica
Edgecombe, Fairbelle Lewis and Isabelle Russell; (7) Nephews: Tyrone
Bartlett, Ramardo, Dexter and Leonardo Hanna, Ervin "Treco", Kentwon
and Kahri Smith; (19) Nieces: Patrice Bartlett, Sheba Hamilton, Nikia Smith,
Eleka Hanna, Nicola, Shorell, Sherill and Kendeshia Smith, Ronique
Colebrooke, Shonell Smith, Monalisa Hanna, Kiera Smith, Alia and LaShaya
Douglas, Kenya, Keenyah, Ken'Alece, Perrinae and Perranique Smith; (1)
Brother-in-law: Rev. Leo Douglas; (3) Sister-in-laws: Allison and Alice
Smith; (1) God-daughter: Margarita Laing; (8) Grand-nephews; (4) Grand-
nieces; Other Relatives & Friends including: Constance Jones & Family,
Lateisha Swain & Family, Zeta Rickman, Adline Cox, Starlene Williamson
& Family, Charlene Smith, Nelson and Eva Moxey & Family, Joanne Forbes
& Family, Thomas and Norma Smith & Family, Robert and Florence Gibson
& Family, Jella Mader & Family, Liota Reckley & Family, Margaret Jones,
Rev. Dr. John N. T. Rolle & Family, Thomas "Shorty" Forbes, Delerese
Wells, Terry Kemp, Stuart Rolle, Wayne Rolle, Inez Stuart & Family, Sister
Elter Rolle & Family, Shanta Stuart, Clint Davis, Ivy Davis, Barbara Brown,
Sally Smith, The N & A Family, Community Holiness Prayer Group, St.
Stephen's Church Family and Numerous other relatives and friends.


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Flutler's 3unnral iames



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

Mrs. Ellen Rebecca Newman-Knowles, 96
of Deadman's Cay, Long Island will
be held on Saturday, July 21st 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican
Church, Buckley's, Long Island .
Officiating will be Rev. Fr. Ernest Pratt
and Rev. Fr. Kingsley Knowles.
Interment will follow in the Church's
Left to cherish her precious memories
are her Eleven (11) Childern; Ena and
Henry Major, Colleen Adderley, Oliva
and Lockhart Tumquest, Thelma and
Thomas Dean, Elma and Robert
Garraway, Harriet and Clyde Pratt;
Twenty-four (24) Grandchildren; Leo
and Kenya Major, Sharon and James
Roberts, Gaye and Fern Major; Ian, Erica and Tamica Adderley, Jacqueline
and Paul Knowles, Karenza and Kelvin Hill, Tanya and Bruce Redman,
Trevor Dean, Robert and Lyaire Garraway, Antonia and Crispin Benjamin,
Anna Maria Garraway, Chinique and Phillip Kemp and Chinarae' Pratt;
Twelve (12) Great-Grand-children; Trystan, Nairoshee, Xavier, Abagail,
Nicolette, Angelique, Keith, Kyle, Brandon, Tatiana, Chaz and Andrew;
One (1) Sister-in-law; Hazel Newman; One (1) Godchild; Delglico
Rahming; Nephews, Nieces and their families; Ronald, Roger and Cheryl
Newman, Bridget Bowe, Linfield, Album, Prescola, Charlotte and Barbara
Newman, Veronica, Inspector Hilda Gaitor and Rosie Cartwright, Joan
Pinder, Ruth Sumner, Rose Bethel, Peter Strachan and Elease Scavella;
Grandnieces and nephews including; Fr. Kendrick Forbes; Regarded
Children; Drexel Turnquest, Reginald Minnis, Shirley Tumquest, Albena.
Harding, Val Carroll, Mrs. Lucy Wells and Fr. Kingsley Knowles and
other relatives and friends including; Dame Ivy Dumont D.G.M.G.,
Mrs. Ida Turnquest and the other children of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Alphonso Tumnquest, Alvin and Angelina Turnquest, Orlando and Barbara
Turnquest, Mrs. Gwendolyn Turnquest and Family, Mrs. Effie Cartwright,
Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt Tumquest, Mrs. Val Rumer, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
Turnquest, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Adderley, The Knowles, Major, Ritchie,
Turnquest, Cartwright, Carroll, Adderley, Dean, and Wells Families, Mrs.
Marge Wallace, Mrs. Cecile Arseneault, Mr. and Mrs. Admiral Ferguson
and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dawkins and Family, Mrs. Anne
Garraway and Family, Dr. and Mrs. B. E. A. Rolle and Family, Mr.
Kenneth Treco, Miss Betty Cole, Mrs. Evelyn Rolle, Ms. Kendolyn
Cartwright, Miss Audrey Farrington, Mrs. Elsie Pilgrim, Mr. and Mrs.
Vernon Ritchie, Mrs. Viola Wilson, Dr. Dawn Wilson, Sean Turnquest,
Patrick Gardiner, Miss Veronica Duncanson and other dear relatives
and friends from the communities of Millers, Grays, Deadman's Cay,
Mangrove Bush and Clarence Town, Long Island.
Gratitude is extended to Dr. Sankpal, Dr. Ameriel, Nurses Burrows, Rolle
and Spence and the staff of Deadman's Cay and, Simms Clinic for their
dedicated service.
Friends may pay their last respect at the Church in Long Island from 4:00
p.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20th, 2007 and on Saturday from
9:00 a.m. until service time.
Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers' Funeral Homes and
Crematorium, Ernest aed York Streets.

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2007, PAGE 11


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

of house #6 Poinciana Drive,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be
held on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at The Pro-Cathedral of
Christ The King, Pioneer's Way and
Frobisher Drive, Freeport.
Officiating will be Canon Harry
Bain. Interment will follow in The
Grand Bahama Memorial Park,
Freeport, Grand Bahama.

,-____ He is survived by two sons, Michael
and Hartman Jr; four daughters,
Veronica Ferguson, Alveta "Pee Vee" Hepburn, Clementina Pinder
and Theresa Jones; three grandsons, Paul Ferrette, Frederick Ferguson
Jr., and Dwight Wilchombe; two granddaughters, Josette Wilchombe
and Lyndedra Deandra Duncanson; nine great grandchildren, Tatyana,
Brianna and Nathaniel Ferguson, Malek, Michael and Ariel Ferrette,
Dwight Jr., Dwynique and Timothy Wilchombe; one brother, James
Pinder; one sister Clara Wallace; one aunt-in-law, Janet Stuart; one
uncle, Lewis Stuart; three sons-in-law, Dudley Jones, Frederick
Ferguson and Rodney Hepburn; three grand daughters-in-law, Esther
Ferrette, Trudy Wilchombe and Carolyn Ferguson; one adopted sister-
in-law, Cynthia Simmons; five adopted daughters, Arnette Pinder,
Deanne Cox, Peral Williams, Beulah McDonald and Norma; three
adopted sons-in-law, Carlton Pinder, Eddie Williams and Neville
McDonald; nieces, Sandra Saunders, Janet Parker, Elgina, Miriam,
Caroly and Bernice Stuart, Jennie and Earline Anderson, Maudline
Martin, Rossie Williams, Josephine Charolette Stubbs, Linda and
Verdell Pinder, Antionette "Annie" Roberts, Jasma, Sada and Monalisa
Pinder; nephews, Alton Jr., Andrew and Drexel Wallace, Wilton
"Bam" Jerry, Jamico, Jerome and Chris Pinder, Shervin Bastian,
Austin Rolle Jr., Wellington Russell and Anthony Jr.

Special family and friends includes the following and their families,
Thomas Bastian, Maylene Thomas, Richard Russell, Ted Rahming,
Tesa Adderley, Talmage Pinder, Phillipa Curry, Freddy Wilkinson,
Andrew and Ruthie Wallace and Rachael Russell; also Hilton Martin,
Franklyn Wilson, Perry Russell, the Stuart family of Bimini, Mr.
Michael Leon Hamilton and Freeport Argigates Associates (formerly)
Island Construction, the entire Holmes Rock and Pinder's Point
communities and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's Funeral Home,
Eight Mile Rock on Friday, July 20, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a. m. to service time.

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of Faith Avenue, will be held
on Saturday at 10.:00 a.m. at
a St. Bede's Roman Catholic
Church, Sutton Street. Father
Alain Laverne M. Diz,
assisted by Rev. Father Kaze
Eugene will officiate.
Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial (Gardens,
John F. Kennedy Drive.

Cherished memory held by
his children, Basil Humes Sr.,
Antionette Humes-Ferguson, Clarina McKenzie, Leslie,
Shelton and Presley Humes, Kevin and Stephen Humes of
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kerlyne and John Felix,
Emmanuela Pierre, Ann Humes, Daniel Brown and Samuel
Miller; mother, Clarina Clermonvil of Haiti; father, Dibervil
Youte; grandchildren, Latoya, Bernadette, Kimberly, Jamaal,
Ricardo, Crystal, Nilyjaa and Basil Humes, Elvardo
Cartwright, Jeremy Hines, Joshua Humes, Brad and Brian
Turnquest of Grand Bahama, Ansonio, Divach and Elron
Munroe; great grandchildren, Andrew Strachan, Takai
Richardson and Brian Humes Jr.; sisters, Mrs. Michel
Belidor, Mera, Mervez and Meline Clermonvil of Haiti;
brothers, Odiles Youte and Selissa Clermonvil; nieces,
Jeanette Philippe, Lucita Clermonvil, Milerne Belidor of
Orlando, Florida, Joceline Youte of Miami, Florida,
Micheline Belidor, Jaceline and Noelda Youte of Haiti;
nephews, Michelot Belidor, Dumervil Philippe, Jacky Youte
of Miami, Florida, Lorandieu, Deja, Nimschi, DorDor,
Seramand and Raymond of Haiti; mother-in-law, Olga
Francois; daughters-in-law, Tammy and Judy Humes; sons-
in-law, Kermitt Ferguson and Shawn McKenzie; cousins,
Eledieu Joseph, Jean Ricot Garcon, John Ricot Garcon,
Felicia Germain and Tralea Garcon all of Nassau; other
relatives and friends include, Sandra Pratt, Elionie
Armbrister, Ms. Thompson, Ruthiemae Ferguson and family,
Ruth Bowe-Darville and family, Solomon Davis and family
and the community of Faith Avenue.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel
of Memories, Commonwealth Funeral Home, Independence
Drive on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at the
church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time.


S, formerly of Lower Bogue,
SEleuthera, and a resident of
Harbour Island, will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Wesley
Methodist Church, Harbour
Island. Rev. Marie Neilly,
assisted by Pastor Samuel Higgs
and.Pastor Stanley Johnson will
P officiate. Interment will follow
in St. Catherine's Cemetery,
Harbour Island.

Fond memory are held by his
loving and caring daughter,
Nathalie Grant-Daxon five grandchildren, John, Patrick,
Delano, Dequal and Destiny; two sisters, Sylvia Saunders of
Harbour Island and Olive Ferguson of Nassau; three brothers,
Arthur Jr., Bernard and Wallace Bain of Harbour Island; two
aunts, Joyce Neilly and Velma Cash of Lower Bougue,
Eleuthera; numerous nieces and nephews including, Madeline,
Stephanie, .Samantha, Kimberley, Larry, Bernie, Remo,
Mitchell, Elmon Wallace Jr., Kato, Judd and Tonette; one son-
in-law, Delano Daxon; one sistert-in-law, Flossie Mae Bain;
two brothers-in-law, Percival Ferguson and William "Tuffy"
Saunders; special friends, Patsy Grant; numerous godchildren,
other relatives and friends including the following and their
families, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Darryl
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Percival
"Summer" Johnson, Nurse Mel Saunders, Dr. Mensa, the staff
of Harbour Island Clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital and
Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Curlin Higgs, Mrs. Chloe Mather, Mrs.
Ruby Percnetie, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cartwright, Mr. Martin
Allan, Mrs. Florence Curry, Ms. Cecily Albury, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Higgs, Mr. Alfred Albury, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Stuart
of The Bluff Eleuthera, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Higgs, Pator
Samuel Higgs, Pastor Stanley Johnson, Eloise Gibson, Mrs.
Emily Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Glenroy Aranha, Ms. Nora
Albury, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Higgs, his Progressive Liberal
Party and Stalwart Councillors, the staff of Pink Sands Hotel,
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Grant, Mrs. Eloise Knowles J.P. Mrs.
Edith Cleare, the staff of Tingum Village and the entire
communities of Harbour Island and North, Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of
Memories, Commonwealth Funeral Home, Independence
Drive on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the
church in Harbour Island on Friday from 4:30 p.m. to service
time on Saturday.

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of Gambier Village, will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at
Church of God of Prophecy,
Gambier Village. Bishop Sterling
Moss, assisted by Pastor
Gladstone Thurston and Pastor
Rev. Dwayne Saunders will
officiate. Interment will follow
in The Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen aned Spikenard Roads.

Precious memory are held by her
husband, Antonio Eugene
Newry; two sons, Joshua and
Rashed Newry; four step-children, Eugenia, Tonya, Devon
and Anthony; four sisters, Sheryl Duncombe, Nicola Rolle,
Kendrah Maglorie and Virginia Anderson; five brothers,
John, Clayton, Kendrick and Kenley Saunders and Mark
Brown; grandfather, Hubert Dean; grandmother, Aremena
Bootle-Smith; 11 aunts, Brenda Deveaux of Norfolk, Virginia,
Patrice Parker of Fox Town, Abaco, Jacqueline Bootle and
Sophia McDonald of Murphy Town, Abaco, Karen Munroe,
Patrice Bain, Barbara, Patricia, Laura and Hilda Saunders
and Ena Knowles; five uncles, Robert, Vincent and Philip
Saunders, Aaron Bain and Elvern Parker; seven neices,
Oralia and Deborah Duncombe, Jafhra Saunders, Shannon
Maglorie, Nicolette -Johnson, Makell Bethel and Rosheda
Brown; 12 nephews, Oral and Ovalton Duncombe, Jaleel,
Nathan, John Jr., Jonathan Saunders, Harrison Maglorie
Ross Anderson, Lovitto and Njar Brown, Shayne and Sterling
Bethel; two sisters-in-law, Natasha Saunders and Jasmine
Brown; four brothers-in-law, Oval Duncombe, Elmore
Rolle, Ian Anderson ar I Harry Maglorie five grand-aunts,
Alsaida Hanna, Marina Dean, Naomi Poitier, Elva Bootle
and Lillian Hopkins; four grand-uncles, Rupert Bootle,
Mervin, Cecil and William Dean; two great grand-aunts,
Ethel Johnson and Julia Huyler.

Other relatives and friends include good friends, Monique
and Gina, Pastor Dwayne *Saunders, Muriel Almonard,
Sophia and Antonio Mackey, Marvin Bastian, Prince Hanna,
Bishop Sterling Moss and The Church Of God Of Prophecy
family, The Gambier Community, Staff of B.T.V.I., staff of
Gambier Primary School, staff of Lyford Cay Club, Gregory
Sands, Mr. Hackson and Kim Ritchie.

Relatives and fiends may view the remains at the Chapel of
Memories Commonwealth Funeral Home, Independence
Drive on friday from 6:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 11:00 a.m. to service time.

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


of Mastic-Point, Andros and
/ W,,iR formerly of Mortimer's, Long
S. Island, will be held on Saturday
SI at 10:00 a.m. at Northern Star
Society Chapel, Mastic Point,
.Andros. Officiating will be Rev.
-Samuel Fowler. Interment will
be in Amelia View Cemetery,
Mastic Point.

She is survived by one brother,
Harold Major; three adopted
daughters, Barbara Munnings,
Joyann Storr and Annamae Colebrooke; 18 adopted
grandchildren, Shandernell Storr, Arlene, Alicia and Paul
Hanna Jr., Karen Hepburn, Andre and Barbaranique Gibson,
Jason, Jessica, Jarad, Jermaine and Jackie Storr, Deon, Devon,
Lashema Woodside, Nadia Seymour, Sherea Wallace and
Sharlene Hamilton; five stepchildren, Josh and Marilyn Tinker,
Junior Tinker of Ottawa, Canada, Elder Leancezar and Cyril
Hanna and Ettamae Emmanuel; three sisters-in-law, Rev.
Clementina Fowler, Maria Martin and Maria Smith; 16 nieces,
Vernetta, Gina and Porsha Smith, Diann Gaitor, Marsha,
Vernetta, Daphane and Judy Major, Paulette Rolle, Yvonne
Isaac, Arnette Campbell, Ruth Wallace, Kay Aranha, Teddy
Woods and Haroline Walker; 16 nephews, Kenny, Benson,
Errold, Vandyke, Nelson, Philip and Don Smith, Patrick
McClaw, Livingstone, Donald, Lawrence, Paul and Finley
Major Jr.; 60 step grandnieces and nephews including, Loney
Jr., Lashawn, Elvon and Logan Storr, Phelisha, Rexanna,
Debrece, Benson Jr., Paul, Ava and Jude Hanna, Minister
Edgeburke Tinker, Adolph, Rev. Cyril and Lavaughn Sands,
Mark Emmanuel, Andrew and Audrey Curry; host of other
relatives and friends including the Mennonites family; Nurses
Major, Evans, Johnson, Baker and Oliver; Loney Storr Sr.,
Andre Gibson Sr., Sisters Betty Rolle, Erma Colebrooke and
Osha Bowleg; the families of Dorsett, Adderley, Fowler,
Cargill, Romer, Sweeting, Rev. Doris Tinker, Rev. Samuel
Fowler, Juliette Gaitor, Charlet Oliver, Rolle and Bowleg,
Rev. Sonothya Rolle, Samantha and Garvey Storr, Ricardo
(Ricky) Woodside, Cleverson Bethel, the Martins, Pickstocks
and Munnings, Aramina Bain, Pastor Evans, the Colebrooke,
Woodside, Mackey, Johnson, Gibson and Simms, Dwight
Deveaux and the entire North and South Mastic Point, Andros

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
Road and Fifth Street on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00
p.m. and at the Society Hall on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until
service time on Saturday.

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Cherished memories are held by her husband, Hubert Storr
Sr., daughters, Lorraine Ferguson and Cassandra Bowles;
sons, Hubert, Jr, Joseph, Gaiy and Michael Storr, other family
members and Mends.

Gone But Not Forgotten

We love you, and we miss you Morel v
We can eel You, But we can't see you
We hear you in our minds
We dream of you nightly,
It's so real we don 't want to be awaken. 1
We see you in our children, your eyes, those cheeks. ,
We remember when we said we'II never part cause we
dreamed the same dreams.
Spiritual experiences that you and us only know of.
We feel as if we are crazy at times for we
long to be with you.
One day Dad & Mom we will be there with you,
Until then we will be waiting,
as you waited for us for nine months.
You loved us before you had us,
And we love you for having us,
with everything you went through for us to be.
Thank you for wanting to be our PARENTS...
Remember you said we'll always be together always and

Arnold James Bain
21 April 1923 25 March 29000

Lovingly remembered by your children; Arnold, Keturah
Wright (deceased), Suenetta Williams, Rhonda, Emily
Demeritte, Gaylene Bain-Pinder, Patricia, Joha, their
spouses, families, sisters, brothers, other family members,
and many, many friends.

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Annya Cleare, 48

a resident of Sasoon Road and
Iguana Way, will be held at
Cousin McPhee Chapel,
Carmichael Road, on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Randford Patterson, assisted
by other ministers of the gospel.
Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her memory are,
mother, Elizabeth Knowles;
father, Roosevelt Cleare; step
mother, Francita Cleare; 2 sons, Pete Annbrister and Jason
Grey; 1 grandchild, Preangelia Armbrister; 8 sisters,
Theresa Davis, Erica Knowles, Norma Brown, Barbara
Gaitor, Deidre Causby, Nytanya Cleare, Valerie Cleare
and Ingrid Cleare; brothers, Samuel Dean, Craig Wilson,
Elroy Knowles, Johnny Knowles, Kevin Cleare, Demetrius
Cleare and Prescott Cleare; 10 neices, Ramona Davis,
Raeshan Davis, Sammy Joe Dean, Neka, Timeca Brown,
Rickisha Hall, Shawna Turner, Treasure Cleare and Kahlyn
Cleare; 9 nephews, Ray Davis Jr. Raynard Davis and
Demarco McPhee; Doyle Gaitor, Kevin Cleare Jr, Rashad
Cleare, Demetrius Cleare Jr. Darius Cleare and Shannon
Cleare; 1 greatgrand neice, Doylisha Gaitor; 1 great-grand
nephew, Doyle Gaitor Jr; 1 brother-in-law, Lieutenant Ray
T. Davis Sr; 4 aunts, Evelyn Hepburn, Carolyn Heastie,
Princess and Florence Knowles; 2 uncles, Stanley Knowles
and Oscar Hepburn; 2 grand aunts, Ruth Mackey and
Alberta Miller; special friend, Freddie Rahming; other
relatives and friends, Patrea Thompson, Genesta Knowles,
Predencer Anderson, Jamie Brown, Ronnie Nixon, Pastor
Bradley and Terry Moxey, Henry and Princess Johnson,
Stephen and Theresa Knowles, Naomi Stubbs, Linda,
Sharon Knowles, Sonia and Gina Heastie, Sammy and
Gifford Hepburn, Junior and Phillipa Rahming, Marina
Pratt, Helen Smith, Lottie, Barbara, Rose, Clarita Brown,
Alidice Jones, Joe Strachan, Ray Strachan, Lydia Gordon
and family, Gloria Jennings, Lear Thurston, Linda Carey,
Floyd Jones, Blossie and Phillip Smith and family, Ernie
Wallace and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and family, Olga
Hepburn, Duford family, Bahamas Security Services family,
Sheldon Humes, Antoine Burrows, Cleopatra Pickering,
Cordell Rolle, Red Eye, Royalty, Gamico, Rico, Mario,

Erica Taylor, Mario Jones, Kizzy, Debora, Spice, Mal,
Cleare, Jahno, Kevin, King Heal, Clayton, Anthon, Nado,
Jason, Michael Collie, Stan, Gippy, Lil Man,Stephanie,
DD, Davinia, Simmons family, Athama Bowe and family,
Nagera, Biscuit, Big Dog, Jewgz, Helene Smith and Mr.
and Mrs. Randy Hepburn.

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

Ethnar Forbes-McDonald, 91

a resident of Malcolm Allotment
and formerly of Devil's Point,
Cat Island, will be held at Grants
Town Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, Wellington Street, on
Friday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Andrew Burrows,
assisted by Elder Kenny
Deveaux and other elders.
Interment follows in Eastern
LCemetery, Dowdswell Street

Left to cherish her memory are her 1 sister-in-law, Mrs.
Cecile Finch of Hollywood, Florida; caregivers, Jerome
Brown and Veronica Brown (nephew and niece); nephews,
Roland, Humphrey of Toronto, Canada, Rodney Brown,
Arthur, Reevis and Franklyn Stubbs, Charles and Edward
Poittier, Leslie, Sherman and Ansil McDonald; nieces,
Louise Poitier, Ethmor Seymour, Carolyn Stubbs, Pernell
Edwards, Tusie Hanna, Wadie Hepburn, Helen Thurston
and Loretta Sands; other relatives including, Pastor Norris
McDonald and family, Mrs. Hester Kerr and family, Olga,
Hermia, Shirley and Cecile Brown, Ida Bain, Vernita
Hepburn, Paula Ferguson, Rose Culmer and family, the
McDonald family, the Brwon family, the Hepburn family,
the Poitier family, the community of Devil's Point, Cat
Island and the Hibicus Lane residence.

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


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William Bill Newman, Jr., 79

Sa resident of Laird Street, will be held at
Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market
& Vesey Streets, on Friday at 11:00 a.m.
- Officiating will be Rev'd Dr. Stephen E.
Thompson, assisted by Rev. Basil
Johnson. Interment follows in Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.
He will always be remembered in the
hearts of his five children, William Bill
Newman Jr., Franklyn John Newman,
Ricardo Fritzgerald Newman, Valderine
Lavern Rahming, Theresa Mae Newman;
one son-in-law, Donald Rahming; one
daughter-in-law, Cheryl Newman;. three
adopted daughters, Charlene Darville,
Audrey and Paulette Saunders; one
adopted son, Tyrone Williams; three adopted sons-in-law, Michael
Darville, Craig and Eustist Saunders; one aunt: Evangelist Euphemie
Armbrister; thirteen gralldchildren, Latania Ferguson, Mario Clarke,
Cheryl Bauld, Gustavus Rahming, Lynden Rahming, Duran Rahming,
Davrio Rahming, Shantell Newman, Samantha Newman, Joecaster
Newman, Takira Newman, Jazaria Newman, nineteen great
grandchildren and one great great grand; two grand daughters-in-
law, Patrice and Sharon Rahming; two grandsons-in-law, Michael
Ferguson and Telford Bould; three nephews, Allen, Atwall, Rusty
Newman; two nieces, Lorentta and Betty Newman of High Rock, Grand
Bahama; sixteen gradnieces, Izona Burrows, Shawn and Tanya Mader,
Sherry Hanna, Natasha Thompson, Malinda Rollins, Natasha, Sandra,
Nikia, Jill Atleanie, Arimenta, Corene, Marilyn and Michelle Newman
of London, England, and Patricia Laing; eleven grand nephews, Brenell
Newman of Tennessee, Fla., Clayton Oscar, Allen Sr., Quinston, Delano,
Trevor, Atwill Jr., Johnanthon, Alfred Jr., Newman of London, England
and Ricky Newman of Cleveland Ohio; two nieces-in-law, Florina and
Donna Newman; one nephew-in-law, Henderson Mader; four grand
nephews-in-law, Anthony Burrows, Paul Hanna, Leroy Thompson,
Dwayne Rollins; four grand nieces-in-law, Diana Newman of Tennesse,
Shirlene, Dannette and Manisha Newman of Cleveland Ohio, Sandra,
Rose and Ruby Armbrister, Idaha Burrows; other relatives including,
Vemitta McKenzie and family, Luther Clarke, Eltmore Seymour, Malcolm
and Sylvia Levarity, Mrs. Sadie Curtis, Mr. Kendal Marshall and Mr.
Dorsette and families, the Hepburn family, James Coakley, Carol Roberts,
Christine Longley, Luella Trottman and families, Housekeeping at Coral
Towers, Seafire Marina Village, Four Seasons Exuma, Milton Bell and
Family, Rogena Thompson and Family, Christine Gardiner and Family,
Owen Higgs and family, Farm Road and'Laird Street Community,
Jennifer Newman, Deloria Pinder and Menegar Mather, the Management
and Staff of Jerry's Diner, Chuck Smith and family, Paulette Thompson
and family, Joy Culmer and family, Coral Huyler and family, Georgeous
Christina and family, Mr. and Mrs. Olive Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
and Alice Miller, Mr. Washington Mador. Mrs. Laura Smith. Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Smith, Mrs. Delorose Smith, Mrs. Deloris and Sophia
Moxey, the Maranatha Seventhday Adventist Church family, Yahwah
House of Prayer and Mr. and Mrs. Burrows and family.

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

Sylvia Edith Cooper, 73

a resident of Quakoo Street, will be held
at Antioch Native Baptist Church,
McKinney Avenue, Stapledon Gardens,
on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Officiatig will
be Rev, Anthony J. Carroll, assisted by
Rev. Leroy Higgins, Rev. Oswald G.
Gardiner. Interment follows in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons,
i James Cooper, Wellington and Shane
Dean;daughters, Deaconess Marsha
King, Gerthlene Edgecombe, Janneth
Dean, Seanalea Lewis, Vendale Brown
and Shyvonne Cooper; brothers, George
and Edward Wilson; sisters, Malvese
Mitchelle, Agnes Griffith, Albertha Wilkinson, Hilda and Selma Joseph;
grandsons, Alexander Strachan, Troy Toote, Kevin Cooper, Abdule
King, Duery and Dencil Edgecombe, Shervin, Drexel, Laratio, Javase,
Tre' and Shane Dean Jr. Micheal and Trevor Bethel, Reynold and Devon
Messam; granddaughters, Monique Toote Shantel and Alecia Cooper,
Sh'neka McKay, Samara and Devania Edgecombe, Anjelicur, Theresa,
Shaquana, Nakya and Sade Dean Randesha Lewis, Latesha Johnson,
Lynette Smith, Shatara Andrea, Doris and Aaliyah Bethel; great
grandchildren, Aston and Ashley Tooth, Chanthorn and Jeffernique,
Alexander Jr., Amanda, Alexa, Asia, Angelina, Alana Strachen and
Lloyd Butler Jr., Robin Dean, Kaya, and Nathan Smith, Kejana, Denise,
Tiana, Racara, Tranique and Ethan Dean; sons-in-laws, James King,
Randy Lewis, Edward Brown and Clint Bethel; daughters-in-laws,
Aletha Cooper and Kera Dean; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas
and Malvina Cooper, Kenneth and Isabelle Thompson, Carl and Mae
Spencer, Harriett Cooper and Olive Cooper; nieces and nephews
including, Andrea Griffith, Albertha Stuart, Alsada Griffith, Agatha
Ferguson, Anamae Hanna, Alice Seymour, Majorie Bain, Martha Storr,
Mary Mitchelle, Pricilla Richardson, Lenora Douglas, Cyprianna
Williamson, Carnetta Symonette, Lakiska Davis, Angela and Idamae
Bain, Stephanie Ferguson, Kim Lopez, Margo Evans, Robin Davis,
Sharrie Robinson, Paulette Poitier, Val and Cherry Wilkinson, Helena
Munroe, Audrey North and Ruth Burrows Alfred, Alvin, Adrian and
Christopher Griffith, Henry Williams, Anthony, Joe, Flint and Ned
Joseph, Robert and George Wilson, Magnus Swann, Jerome Lafleur,
Wilfred Cleare, Niel Johnson, Clyde and Terrance Wilkinson, other
relatives and friends including, Helmut and Jean Ann Holm, David and
Edith Pratt, Bishop Garnett Gibson, Pastor Ricardo and David Lees,
Susan Taylor, Carolyn Williams, Rose Knowles, Lillian Adderly, Birdie
Adderly, Albert Pratt, Edmond and Sarah Clark, Veronica Bowleg and
family, Miriam Woodside and family, Carnetta Munroe, Rev. Anthony
Carroll and the Antioch Baptist Church family, The Urban Renewal
Projects, The farm Road, Bain and Grants Town and Forth Charlotte
Senior Citizens Associations, The Lewis, Niely and Sands family, The
Masonic Lodge, the Quakoo Street and the Farm Road Community.

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



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Matriarch Myrtle Irene Swann, 73

*-: a resident of Highbury Park & formerly
SI of Blue Hills, Providenciales, will be held
at Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley
Streets, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Officiating
S will be Rev. T. G. Morrison, assisted by
Rev. Ulric Smith, Bishop J.M. Swann &
Associate Ministers & Deacons. Interment
follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Left behind to grieve Myrtle's passing are,
children, Maxine, Madge, Jacqueline and
Phillip Swann Jr., Barbara Ferguson,
Brenda Jenoure. and Paula Smith;
daughter-in-law: Heather Swann; sons-
_,.. ,, \ in-law; David Ferguson and Dwight Smith;
grand children, Nurse Laverne (Bunny)
Hortdh, Darius (Big Dee) Ferguson, Dameeka Roberts, Marissa Haven,
Stephen Cox, Jovan Burrows, Shaunte Forestant, Dominick and Danielle
Smith, Royce Jenoure and Joshua Swann; grand sons-in-law; Craig Horton
and Alexis Roberts; great grand children, Ashley Mackey, Keishon Ferguson
and McHale Haven, Craig Jr. Chauncey and Cameron Horton; other son,
Dale & Tonya Swann; nieces: Zennith Palmer, Louise Williams, Edith
Humphrey, Kaye Stubbs, Vanice Delancey, Girlie and Linda Rigby, Lera
Smith, Rosetta Robinson, Jessica Reymer, Francine Virgil, Elaine Cartwright,
Vera Bailey, Bathsheba Cleare, Myrtis Roberts, Ceceila Forbes and Delores
Grant-Francis, Cassandra Swann, Pearline Forbes, Minid Gardiner, Leo
Jolly, Emily Swann, Cecelia Butler, Janet Hall, Beverley Howell Williams,
Temera Howell-Robinson, Pamela and Dorothy Handfield; nephews, Wendal,
Willette, Brian, Cleophas Jr., Douglas, Oliver, Alvin Jr., Edwin, David,
Douglas, Dr. Phillip, Nathan, Samuel, George Ebenezer, Bishop .Ghaly,
Joseph Jr., Michael, George, Melvin and Rufus Swann, Tom Lightbourne,
Frank, Chris and Ernest Rigby, Keith, Howard, Conrad, Randy and Edgar
Howell, Maxwell. Howard, Kenneth and Lincoln Grant, Rev. McPherson
Duncanson, Norman Lightbourne, Bishop Enos Gardiner; sisters-in-law;
Laurine, Rosalind, Deborah, Jane and Erma Swann, Ellen Howell, Kathleen
Grant, Leo Palmer, Cecelia Handfield, Theresa Henfield; brothers-in-law;
Bishop J.M., George and Clifford Swann; Dearest grand nephews; Gordon
(Solie), Wellington (Sharkie), Derek, Delroy and Albert (Froggy) Williams.
Honorable Greg Lightbourne; Pastor, confidant and friend, Rev. and Mrs.
T.G. Morrison; other relatives and friends including; officers and members
of Zion Baptist Churches, (Yamacraw, East and Shirley and Pinder's Point
Grand Bahama) including, Rev. and Mrs. Michael Pinder, Revs. Ulric and
Bonnie Smith, Rev. and Mrs. Wellington Pinder, Rev. and Mrs. Allison
Pinder, Bishop and Mrs. Samuel Greene, Wealthy, Minister and Mrs. Sherlyn
Hall and family, Charlie. Wayne, Cassandra, Lacal, Vanessa and Sabrina
Palmer, Pamela and Terell Taylor, Beulah Hamilton, Blossom Simons,
Dimple Duncanson, Minister Ena Pintard and family, Carolyn and Thelma
Lightbourne, Dr. Raquel, and Mr. Martin Reagan and family, Lorraine Moss
and family, Lozetta Stubbs, Alfred and Prince Phillips and family. Cecelia
Harris, Ivy Hall and family, Tonki Hall and family, Charles and Louise Hall,
Calvin Morley and family, Iris Williams and family, Anna Stubbs, Sue,
George, and Gershum Swann, Enos, Albert, Garvey, George and Willis
Grant, Sylvia Grant, Irene Williams, Jan Lee, Michelle Lee Elliott, Cisly
Williams, and Alice, Cleveland Rigby, Leroy Grant, Ina Maycock, Idell
McKinney and family, June Campbell, Doris Hicks Joan Saunders, Shirley
Adderley, Patsy Higgs, and Cody Lightbourne, Evangelist Dewitt Duncanson
and family, Evelyn Ferguson and family, Mispah Bosfield and family, Claire
Pinder and family, Staff of The Department of the Auditor General, Royal
Bank of Canada, The Kerzner families of Atlantis, the Cove and the One
and Only Ocean Club, Edmiranda Restaurants Ltd., Bahamas Telephone

Company and Nortel, Ft. Lauderdale Office, PMH Lab, Cove House family,
Tom and Sheila Knebel and family, Keturah Ferguson and family, Lavern
Moxey. Mr. and Mrs. Drexel Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Drexel Gibson, Rupert
Jenoure, Mr. and Mrs. Reavous Bartlette. Mrs. Leonie Grant and family,
Nurse Lloydrina Burrows, Brigitte Hanchell, Gaynor Curtis, Paula Bourne-
Drew, Joyce Sweeting-Cartwright, Neville Moss and family, Sherry Walkine,
Jalna and Barbara Bullard, Remnant Tabernacle of Praise Church, the
Highbury Park Community, the Hall, Grant, Rigby, Phillips, Outten, Hamilton,
Forbes, Gardiner and Williams families, all other family and friends,
particularly those in Grand Bahama, New Providence, USA and Turks and
Caicos too numerous to mention. If we have omitted anyone's name, please
be assured that it was not intentional and we ask your forgiveness at this

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 9:00
a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.

Malvese Doris Fernander, 95

a resident of Baillou Hill Road South and
formerly of Current Island, Eleuthera, will
be held at Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church,
SGolden Palm Estate and Malcolm Road, on
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Pastor Helen McPhee. Interment follows in
Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Left to reflect and enjoy all her beautiful
memory are, her loving daughter, Eloise
Marie Turner; one son, Nathan Ferguson;
one adopted son, Sybreon Kelly;
grandchildren, Deborah Cox, Laverne,
Anthony, Dion, Loretta and Leroy Ferguson,
Sybil, Dominique, Kelsine, Valentino,
Sybreon Jr. Mark, Monique. Tiffany, Sabrina
and Kevin Kelly, Kenneth and Mary Christie,
Emily Ferguson, Shenicka Griffen; 13 great
grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nieces, Nurse Maxine Brown,
Vera, Shelly and Geniece Brown, Margaret Musgrove, Cynthia Capron and
Carol Young; nephews, George, Wallace and Rudy Munroe, Willie Moss,
Nevardo, Cecil and Patrick Brown; numerous grand nieces and nephews;
numerous great grand nieces and nephews; one adopted daughter-in-law,
Delores Kelly; numerous other relatives and friends including, Overseer
Helen McPhee, Kim and Walbert Hanna, Rev. Edward McPhee, Barbara
Jane Clarke, Emily Ferguson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Manning and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Curry
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sybreon
Duncombe and family, Deacon Frank Ward and family, Deacon Franklyn
Burrows and family, Deacon Franklyn Clarke and family, Elder Linda
Demeritte and family, Deacononess Maxine Brown and family, Deaconess
Coline Hamilton and family, Minister Barry Kemp and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Valentino Williams and family, The Manager and Staff of Carpet World, The
Wilkinson Family, Rita McQuay and family, Delmetta Pratt and family,
Carolyn King and family, the entire Agape Full Gospel family, the doctors
and nurses at Princess Margaret Hospital, A & E, the Ambulance Department,
Female Surgical and Medical I and many others too numerous to mention.

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


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a resident of Wilson Tract will be held on
Saturday July 21st, 2007 1pm at
Commonwealth Mission Baptist Church,
Elizabeth Estates. Officiating will be Bishop
Arnold Josey and Interment will follow in
the Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Services has been Intrusted to Gate Way
Memorial Funeral Chapel Mount Royal
Avenue and Kenwood Street.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter,
Anthea Poitier; grand children, Ajaya and
Beejay Thompson; sister, Curlene McQueen;
brothers, Henry and Kenneth Grant; aunts,
Leona Curtic, Eulease and Beverley Smith,
Gwendolyn Brice, Matilda Stuart, Edith Newbold, Gweneth and Sylvia Smith;
uncles, Cleveland Stuart, Patrick Smith, Cleveland Simmons, Cleveland
Newbold, Donald Davis; grand aunts, Natilee Flowers and Aunela Brice; nieces,
Roshanda, Estella and Karen Grant; nephews, Lanardo, Kenneth Jr. Grant,
Anthony and Cillius Capron; brother-in-law,
Nelson McQueen; sister-in-law, Shirley Grant; stepfather, Herbert Grant, other
close relatives and friends including, William Henry Smith family reunion,
Wilson Tract family, Shell Wulff Road, St. Matthew Baptist Church family,
Commonwealth Baptist Church family, Dorothy Brown, Francina, Ethlyn,
Livingstone, Willimae McKay, Eulease Johnson, Christine James, Lemburgh,
Erica, Terrell Stuart, Cyril Taylor, Viola Lightbourne, Duke Stubbs, Cynthia
Stubbs, Clyde and Lynn Taylor, Christopher Gibson, Sergio Clarke (her
favourite), Eldera James, Sandra, Judy, Monica, Ophelia, Debora, Penny,
Brendalee, Anonette, Tina, Idamae, The Curry's and Brice families and other
relatives too numerous to mention

May her soul rest in peace.
Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10am
to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am to 11 am and from 12noon to service time
at the church. *

Erold George Braynen, 72

a resident of Behring Point Andros will be held on Saturday July 21 st, 2007
9:30am at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Officiating will be
MSGR Preston Moss and interment will follow in the Lake View Memorial
.Gardens, J.F.K. Drive. Services has been Intrusted to Gateway Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Avenue & Kenwood Street and in lieu of floral
arrangements donation may be sent to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas in
Honour of the Late Erold Braynen.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of (51) years, Mrs. Geneva Braynen nee

Seymour; five sons, Ezra, Harold, Denzel,
Barry and Shayne; four daughters,
Valrymae Woods, Beverly, Emily and Nurse
Ingrid Braynen; one adopted son; Gregory
Knowles; two brothers, Stephen Gladstone
and Calvin Braynen; one sister, Janette Bain;
C" one uncle, Edward White: twenty four
grand children, Dahia, Jamaro, Reonalrdo,
Ramon, Barrington, Barry Jr., Theron,
Renard and Aston Braynen, Romero Smith,
Charleston Darling, Amelio Miller and
Kenny Stubbs Jr.; one adopted grandson,
Grexton Knowles, Kendra and Kenelle
-i Woods, Patrina, Kaytral, Tishka, Tan, Ashley,
Vashti, Asia, and Ajoha Braynen and Klaire
Stubbs; one greatgrand daughter, Rihanna Farrington; three step grandsons,
Leonardo Lightbourn, Keneth and Deangelo Smith; three daughters-in-law,
Lenora Braynen, Shannen and Shrlene; one adopted daughter-in-law, Jane
Knowles; one son-in-law, Cardinal Woods; six sisters-in-law, Janet Coakley,
Elva Newbold, Florene Neely; brothers-in-law, Pastor Micklyn and Anthony
Seymour, Elder Linwood Mackey and Floyd Newbold; nephews, Charles,
Donald, Alton and Vandyke Bain, Preston Tucker, Edwin and Joe Bell, Fred,
Walter, Stephen, Donald, Gladstone, George, Tony, Carlo Braynen, Gerrino
Saunders, Cardinal, Everette, Godfrey, Mario Seymour, Gerald, Jermain, Covin,
Shadicah and Shive Newbold, Ashley-Carrington, Kenney, Jay, Bogie Seymour,
Collin, Westley, Lincoln and Alexander Neely; nieces, Malvern and Jackie
Bain, Sherley Tucker and Vannia Coakley, Gwendolyn, Dianne, Stephanie
Braynen, Marylee Symonette, Angela Braynen and Yvonne Felton, Evelyn
Braynen, Petrona, Michelle, Sharmaine, Evis, Melony, Aniska, Rondricka and
Indira Newbold, Tiffany Laurimae, Dairy, Natasha, Bodesha, Shan, Nika,
Jenny, Michelle and Alexandria Neely, other relatives and friends including,
Paul and Albertha Bain, Henry and Davis Bain, Johnny Saunders, Nathaniel
Curtis, Alfonso Smith, Nelson and Shirley Gaitor, Nurse Albertha Evans, Rev.
Raymond Mackey Farrington; three step grandsons, Leonardo Lightbourn,
Keneth and Deangelo Smith; three daughters-in-law, Lenora Braynen, Shannen
and Shirlene; one adopted daughter-in-law, Jane Knowles; one son-in-law,
Cardinal Woods; six sisters-in-law, Janet Coakley, Elva Newbold, Florene
Neely; brothers-in-law, Pastor Micklyn and Anthony Seymour, Elder Linwood
Mackey and Floyd Newbold; special family friends including, Charlberto
Darling, Sgt 1579 Franklyn Ferguson, 1578 Sgt Larry Marshall, Insp. Nathan
Mackey, Crpl. Garland Miller, Rev. Cecil Leadon, Pastor Chadwick James,
Rev. Father Don Haynes, Administrator Revis Rolle, Adm. Cephas A. Coupe,
Former Commission Christopher Stubbs, Bruce Farrington, Ellis Farrington,
Pastor Thomas Mackey and family, Hon. Vincent Pete Member of Parliament
for North Andros, Mr. Picwell Forbes, Member of Parliament for South Andros,
Hon. Alfred Gray, Norman Neely, Former Member of Parliament Mr. Whitney
Bastian, Mr. Charles Thompson. Many other relatives too numerous to mention.

Friends and relatives may pay their last respects at the Funeral Home on
Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to service time at the

Ruthmae Susanna Poitier, 40

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 PG 19

'Many religious leaders are

prophet-lying in His name'

FROM page 24

invited to attend or speak at
your conferences, but this one
thing I'm committed to do, I
will boldly declare what thus
said the Lord, and not what's
said any organisation.
Here's respect and rever-
ence at work:
A man that works for BEC
or FPL, no matter how many
years he's been employed by
his employers, when it comes
to him climbing up a utility
pole he has the utmost respect
and reverence for the high ten-
sion wires on that pole. This
worker makes sure his com-
munication is always clear with
the power plant as he adheres
to all the directives, rules and
regulations of his company.
Otherwise, the end result
could be very unhealthy for
There are many who say
they are working for God but
have very little respect and
reverence for Him. Their com-
munication with Him, that's if
they've got one, is often one-
sided. As they're accus-
tommed to begging and plead-
ing for this or that, as a pastor
I do believe with all of my
heart that it is the will of God

for His children to prosper, but
the church and religious lead-
ers have become so prosperity-
driven to the point that the
respect and reverence for God
has been watered down. Many
religious conferences are
financially motivated. The host
and guest speakers of these
conferences are often the 'fat
cats' that leave set financially.
The attendees are there to
hear a good word on how God
is going to bless and prosper
them, as they sow and give.
Watch this!
Let's look at a conference
that's held and led by the Spirit
of God versus the many that
are held by the spirit of reli-
Acts.4:32. And the multi-
tude of them that believed
were of one heart and of one
soul: neither said any of them
that ought of the things which
he possessed was his own;,but
they had all things common.
4: 33. And with great power
He gave the apostles witness of
the resurrection of the Lord
Jesus, and great grace was
upon them all.
4:34. Neither was there any
among them that lacked, for as
many as were possessors of
lands or houses sold them, and
brought the prices of the things



that were sold.
4:35. And laid them down at
the apostles' feet, and distribu-
tion was made unto every man
according as he had need.
4:36. And Joses, who by the
apostles was surnamed
Barnabas, (which is being
interpreted, The son of conso-
lation,) a Levite, and of the
country of Cyprus,
4:37. Having land, sold it,
and brought the money, and
laid it at the apostles' feet.
Whenever the respect and
reverence for God is brought
back into our churches, the

body of Christ would need not
travel the world chasing pros-
perity via conferences. With
man's ordained religious con-
ferences, it's the Bishops,,
Apostles, Pastors and other
guest speakers that are finan-
cially blessed for their few
hours of entertainment, while
the multitude are left on an
emotional high.
In a Spirit-led conference
there will be no lack among
the believers as that which
took place in (Acts.4:32-37).
The problem that the church
today faces is that there is void
of Apostles with integrity that
God can trust to care for the
needs of His people, and fairly
distribute to every man
according as he had need
The prosperity that's being
preached in the church today is
one-sided. Everything is cen-
tred on blessing and sowing
into the man of God (the shep-
herd's life), and no doubt there
are many, many scriptures to
support this. But as'shepherds
our first priority should be the
care, well-being and condition
of the sheepfold, so that when
winter (hard times) comes the
sheep would have enough
wool to cover and protect
themselves and supply the

shepherd also. The pursuit of
prosperity through man's reli-
gious mind-set has brought
about a great fleecing of the
sheepfold within the body of
Christ, rather than God's pros-
perity from a kingdom mind-
set. Join Pastor Brendalee and
I, along with the family of
Kingdom Minded Fellowship
Center International, every
Sunday Morning at 10.30am
and Thursday Nights at
7.30pm at The Bishop Michael
Eldon High School
Auditorium for more of God's
powerful word. For questions
or comments, contact us via E-
or Ph.1-242-351-7368 / 441-
Let's get the respect and rev-
erence for God back into our
lives, and then this country will
truly be a place where He
resides. So, rather than boast-
ing about the Bahamas being a
Christian (religious) nation
where every other religion has
its roots known and unknown,
we would be able to say that
the Bahamas is a nation that's
dedicated to Jehovah Yahweh
and its citizens are disciples of
Yeshuwa Messiah.
Come on Bahamas, let's get
back into the FOG (Favor of

Commonwealth Baptist Church family

hosting sixth annual conference

WOMEN, it's time to get real. It's
time to put the brakes on "church as
usual" and deal with the real issues we
face in our daily lives.
Elder Vernita Josey and the family
of the Commonwealth Baptist Church
are helping Bahamian women get to
this realization with their conference.
The 6th annual "GIRL:FRIEND"
Conference, which started yesterday,
runs 7:30pm each night until Friday,
July 20, at the church in Elizabeth
GIRL:FRIEND, an acronym for
"get it real ladies", tackles issues relat-
ed to family, relationships, independ-

ence, enemies, needs and don't. The
conference will also look at helping
women understand how biblical teach-
ing can be applied to each area of their
lives, said Linda Gibson, assistant co-
ordinator of the conference.
And who better to get this message
across than women. The speakers for
this year's conference are: Dolly King,
pastor of Hosannah Baptist Church;
Miriam Emmanuel, pastor of Good
Samaritan Kingdom Ministries; and
Elder Vernita Josey, host of the confer-
ence. Each speaker is free to tackle any
of the issues that make up the

"The purpose of this conference is to
help women reach their full potential
in God. We as women have church
down-pat, but when we go out into our
regular lives, do -we really have the
information we need?" Ms Gibson told
Tribune Religion.
"The enemy comes in all of these
areas we are talking about in this con-
ference. We're always dealing with
relationship issues. We're always deal-
ing with enemies. So this conference is
helping women to know how to deal
with everything they face in life," she
The GIRL:FRIEND conference got

started six years ago after Bishop
Arnold Josey, pastor of
Commonwealth Baptist, developed the
HIM (Health, Image, Manhood)
Conference for men. It was then that
he realized that women also needed a
conference focused on the issues that
they face daily. The goal is to get to the
core of these issues and teach women
how to approach them in a way that is
pleasing to God.

For more information about con-
ference registration interested persons
can call the church @ 324.0034, 9am-

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Vatican: Pedophilia is not

specific to Catholic Church

Associated Press Writer
VATICAN CITY (AP) The Vatican said
Tuesday it was committed to leading the fight
against pedophilia, but said the problem was not
specific to the Catholic Church and that other
institutions should take responsibility as well.
Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi
spoke to Vatican Radio after the Los Angeles
archdiocese reached a US$660 million settlement
with more than 500 alleged victims of clergy sex
abuse, the largest payout yet in the United States
Lombardi said the agreement "closed a painful
page" and allowed the Church to look ahead to
prevention efforts and creating a secure environ-
ment for young people in the Church.
"The Church is obviously above all saddened by
the suffering of the victims and their families, by
the profound wounds caused by the inexcusable
and grave behaviour of various church members,
and is determined to commit itself in every way to
prevent the repetition of such wickedness," he
However, he said, other institutions should also
take similar responsibility, since sex abuse of
young people is not exclusive to the Catholic
Church. "They too should take decisions and nec-
essary measures," he said, without naming the
Regardless, Lombardi said the Church would
"participate as a leader in the fight against
pedophilia, which today involves growing sectors
of society in many countries of the world."
Pope Benedict XVI has spoken out strongly
against the clergy sex scandal, endorsing efforts to
find the truth about allegations and help the vic-
tims heal.
In an October 2006 meeting with bishops from
Ireland an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic
country where all but one seminary closed follow-
ing repeated sex scandals Benedict urged the
bishops to do what was necessary to rebuild confi-
dence and trust among the faithful.
"It is important to establish the truth of what
happened in the past, to take whatever steps are
necessary to prevent it from occurring again, to
ensure that the principles of justice are fully
respected and, above all, to bring healing to the
victims and to all those affected by these egregious
crimes," he said then.
While they were his most explicit remarks as
pope, Benedict made his views known in March
2005, when as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger he
denounced what he called "filth" in the Church
"even among those ... in the priesthood."
Those words, part of the meditations he com-
posed for the Good Friday Via Crucis procession,
were seen by many as a denunciation of the clergy
sexual abuse scandals.

* POPE Benedict XVI has spoken out strongly against the clergy sex scandal, endorsing
efforts to find the truth about allegations and help the victims heal.
(AP Photo)

Says other institutions should also take

responsibility in fight against problem

The Tribune RELIGION Thursday, July 19, 2007 *PG 21



Calvary's convention to tackle

electricity, immigration issues

C alvary Deliverance Church's 2007 con-
vention, set for July 22- 27, is expected to
feature a number of well-known local
and international preachers, the church
has announced.
"The conference will also feature lecture sessions
on topical Bahamian issues such as immigration,
unions, and the conservation of electricity. Also,
there will be mid-day sessions," said a written state-
ment yesterday.
And the ministry "has embarked upon a very
ambitious venture to construct a home for the eld-
erly in the not too distant future which will be called

Churc celebatin SKM[]SIWR ilve jub1* ilee [I

Faith Village," said the statement.
The speakers for the event include Rev Dr Ivan
Butler, of Kemp Road Ministries, Bishop John
Francis, of RUACH Ministries, London, England,
Presbyter William Hudson of Chicago, Illinois,
Pastor Michael Philips of Baltimore, Maryland, the
church's host pastor, Bishop V G Clarke, and many

others, said the statement. "Some of the activities
held thus far to mark the church's Silver Jubilee
include courtesy calls on senior government offi-
cials, including His Excellency the Governor
General and a Founders' Gala Ball, among other
things." For further information, you can contact
the office at (242) 325-1802 or (242) 323-3135.

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Neighbours without borders

Afew years ago I heard
that Catherine Booth,
co-founder with her
husband, William
Booth, of the Salvation Army, was
an electrifying preacher. Wherever
she went, crowds of people went to

hear her message of hope: princes
and nobles, beggars and homeless


One story that stands out is the


St Margaret's

mission services

MISSION Services will be held
Wednesday, July 18 to Friday,
July 20
The Missioner: Archdeacon
James Palacious
Theme: "Get out of the Pit"
(Genesis 37:24)

On Sunday, July 22 @ 7am -
Holy Eucharist
Celebrant & preacher: Rev

Angela Palacious
Holy Eucharist 9:30am
Celebrant & preacher: Rev
Joseph Mycklewhyte
Evensong, Sermon, Outdoor
procession, and benediction -
Preacher: Rev Ethan
Theme: "The Battle of Life is
to Live Victoriously"

one she told about how, after one of
her preaching engagements, she was
invited by a certain well-placed lady
to dinner. The lady's words of wel-
come as she arrived were: "My dear
Mrs Booth, that meeting was dread-
ful." "What do you mean, dear?"
asked Mrs Booth. "Oh, when you
were speaking, I was looking at
those people opposite to me. Their
faces were so terrible, many of them.
I don't think I shall sleep tonight!"
"Why, dear, don't you know them?"
Mrs Booth asked. "Certainly not!"
the hostess replied. "Well, that is
interesting," Mrs. Booth said. "I did
not bring them with me from
London; they are your neighbours!"
The Golden Rule, "Love your
neighbour as yourself" (Luke 10:27),
which we hear in today's gospel is
not just a Christian thing. Every con-
ceivable religion and culture in the
world has the Golden Rule in one
form or another. Here is a sampling:
Judaism: "What is hateful to you,
do not to your fellow man. That is
the law: all the rest is commentary."
Islam: "No one of you is a believer
until he desires for his brother that
which he desires for himself."
Hinduism: "This is the sum of
duty: do naught unto others which
would cause you pain if done to
Buddhism: "Hurt not others in
ways that you yourself would find
Confucianism: "Do not unto oth-
ers what you would not have them
do unto you."


If the Golden Rule was so well-
known in ancient cultures, why then
did Jesus spend so much time teach-
ing it as if it was a new thing? It is
because Jesus brought a completely
new understanding to the command-
The Golden Rule is understood
differently in different religions and
cultures. And the key to its under-
standing lies in the question that the
lawyer asks Jesus in today's Gospel:
"Who is my neighbour?" (verse 29).
Who is my neighbour that I have an
obligation to love?
The new thing in Jesus' teaching
of neighbourly love is his insistence
that all humanity is one big neigh-
bourhood. Thus he broke down the
walls of division and the borders of
prejudice and suspicion that humans
erected between "us" and "them".
To bring home this point he tells the
story of the Good Samaritan. This

man, regarded as Enemy Number
One by the Jewish establishment
simply because he is Samaritan, is
the one who finally proves himself to
be neighbour to the Jewish man in
need. Thus to the question "Who is
my neighbour", Jesus' answer is:
Anyone and everyone without


The lady, who invited Mrs Booth
to dinner, understood her "neigh-
bour" to be limited only to those on
her social and economic level. Mrs
Booth reminded her that her "neigh-
bour" should include the nobodies
of society. Like this lady, we all need
to be reminded that the Christian
understanding of "neighbour"
admits of no borders. Today must be
that day in our country when we tear
down the walls of racial divides,
political indifference, social injus-
tices, the economic gap, religious
Over the weekend I went to visit a
sick relative of mine in Princess
Margaret Hospital. There were at
least a dozen family members and
friends around her bed, while the
lady not to far away from us was
totally alone. I inquired about it only
to be told she hardly has visitors. It's
amazing in our country why we ask
such obvious questions like: Why is
the crime rate is so high? Or why are
so many murders being committed?
Why so many cases of teenage preg-
I am convinced that it all goes
back to the family and how we treat
each other. I am still amazed that on
this island 21 miles wide and seven
miles long we live in subdivisions for
years and do not know the person
who lives in the two houses down
the road. Why is it we have so many
children in homes run by the state?
Why aew you are not able to get a
bed in any senior citizen care facility
in this country?
All these questions are difficult
ones, but they are difficult to accept
because we live in a country that is
suppose to be Christian. The gospel
challenges us all to dismantle our
walls, so as to live in peace and har-
mony with our brothers and sisters.
and become neighbour to one anoth-
er. We must try harder to become
the Catherine Booths of our land.
We must strive harder to help eradi-
cate the root of poverty, indiffer-
ence, apathy and a certain religiosity
that is fast becoming popular in our
land replacing Christianity.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 PG 23

Balancing assessment,

skills and participation

God blesses us
with the ability
to learn and
teach. Within a
context as it is changing, we
will each have a part to play
to promote change.
In an address to those
involved in social outreach,
Audrey Ingraham Roberts
some time ago highlighted
terms such as "SWOT"
which is the evaluation of S
= Strengths, W =
Weaknesses, 0 =
Opportunities and T =
Threats so as to conclude
what needs to be changed,
and how much power one
has to effect that change.
Similarly, the acronym
ARAGI helps us to remem-
ber how to come to conclu-
sions: A = Action, R =

Reflection, A = Analyze, G
= Generalize, I =
Implications at which one
If we want to empower
people, we have to remem-
ber that we can influence
them, but at some point
there has to be cooperation
to bridge change. If ex-
offenders leave prison with a
definite desire to continue a
life of crime, we may build a
half-way house and offer job
training and spiritual direc-
tion, but it will only serve as
a place to plan future crimes.
It is true that sometimes a
person's mind is changed
within a supportive environ-
ment, and this requires dedi-
cated facilitators and enough
residents who are serious
about going straight. All too
often, we impose change but
the heart is not transformed.
This is why rehabilitation


has to take place in a context
where the climate is con-
ducive to remorse and
repentance, reconciliation
and forgiveness, decision-
making to embrace a differ-
ent way, and examples of

how to live in this new men-
tal and spiritual environ-
ment. The "context in the
heart" has to change even as
the social and cultural con-
text becomes different.
When it comes to building
a nation, a business, or a
group, there are those who
will be willing to assist with
assessing needs, with the
implementation of pro-
grammes or with the making
of decisions, while some will
only want to enjoy the bene-
fits. Where do you fit in to
such a plan? Are you willing
to be on the PTA, the
Student Council, Board of
Directors, Vestry, or whatev-
er committee that assesses
situations or makes deci-
Are you prepared to offer
your services instead in the
training of people, mentor-
ing children and needy

adults? Are you one who can
help develop an institutional
memory by recording mate-
rial from the past onto
diskettes and CD's so that
historical data can be pre-
You may write or type at
meetings or you may place
information on computers.
Every group needs to have
its history preserved so that
successive officers have
access to past decisions and
proposals for the future. So
much energy is wasted in
duplication. Let us offer our
services wherever we can to
assist with the shaping of our
destiny as a people. We need
you to be involved in nation
building not just feathering
your own nest.
God bless you as you
make a personal change for
the better that truly blesses
us all.

Pope meets

oldest active

priest in Italy

* IN this photo made available by
Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore
Romano, Pope Benedict XVI (leftO and
Treviso's Bishop Andrea Bruno
Mazzocato (center), meet with 96-year-
old priest Armando Durighetto at the
end of the traditional Angelus prayer in
the 19th century Mirabello castle in
Lorenzago di Cadore, near Belluno,
Italy, on Sunday. Durighetto, consid-
ered the oldest active parish priest in
Italy, told the Pontiff he celebrated at
least 36,455 masses during his priest-
(AP Photo: L'Osservatore Romano)





Four to be 'Many religious leaders are


as priests

Smith, Theadore Hunt and
Ethan Ferguson are set to be
ordained to the priesthood
next week Wednesday.
The service is scheduled for
7:30pm on July 25 at Christ
Church Cathedral, George
In addition, Rev Tellison
Glover is to be ordained to the
priesthood next month. This
ceremony is set for 7pm on
Sunday, August 5, at Pro
Cathedral, Christ the King
Church, Freeport, Grand
Earlier this month,
Archbishop Gomez
announced the ordination of
six new ministers, including
two women Paulette
Cartwright and Marie Roach,
director of Education for the
Anglican Central Education
Ms Roach was ordained to
the diaconate during a special
service officiated by
Archbishop Drexel Gomez,
head of the Anglican Church
in the Bahamas, at Christ
Church Cathedral.
The daughter of Canon Neil
Eric Roach, former rector of
Holy Cross Parish, Ms Roach's
ordination was an historic
moment in the life of the local
church, creating the first
father/daughter team in the
Paulette Cartwright was
ordained to the diaconate on
Tuesday, July 17, at St Paul's
Church, Long Island. The
ordinations of Ms Roach and
Mrs Cartwright brings the
number of ordained females to
six. The two join Reverends
Angela Palacious, Beryl Higgs,
Willish Johnson and Erma

prophet-lying in His name'

Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center
International, Freeport,
Grand E-ihama

not respect and
violates the law
of the land is a
transgressor, and it's only a
matter of time before he or

she commits a criminal act,
forcing the law enforcement
authorities to pursue and
deem them as criminals.
This same disrespect that's
being displayed for the law of
the land is but a small fraction
of the disrespect that runs
throughout this country for
God's law (His word). It's
sometimes amazing to hear
the many religious leaders
pray about the crime wave in

the country, and then there
were those who had their own
prophetic words for their
favourite politicians during
the general election. After
giving their words they ended
by saying "in Jesus' name", as
if for God to validate and
affirm their words.
In the book of Jeremiah,
God used Jeremiah to cry out
against the many false
prophets and religious leaders

that were prophet-lying in His
name. Today, we've also got
many false prophets who are'
doing the same thing in His
name for their own selfish
-qin and attention. But like
Jeremiah I will not be silent,
because I'm not looking for
man's approval and accept-
ance. I don't care if I'm never

SEE page 19

Church says farewell to office administrator

VESTRY members at St. Matthew's
Anglican Church sent a special thanks
and farewell to Shirley Francis, who
served as the church's office adminis-
trator. Rector Fr James Moultrie told
members that Mrs Francis role would
be missed.
Flanked by Fr Don Haynes and Dr
James Moultrie (on her right), Mrs
Francis thanked the membership for
their kind support to her during her
stay as administrator.

St Matthew's Anglican Church: marking 205 years of dedication;
parish to host luncheon at 'Home-Coming weekend' celebration

St Matthew's Anglican Church's cel-
ebrations continued yesterday, as a
special mass was held to commemo-
rate the dedication of the church last
evening at 7PM. This Sunday, July 22,
at 7.15 am & 10.30am masses, the
parish will host an ALL FREE fun

filled international luncheon at the
'Home-Coming weekend' celebration
in the parish hall. During the lunch-
eon, food from around the globe and
from throughout the Family islands
will be presented in a buffet style for
one's choosing.