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Title: The Tribune.
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 7/21/2007
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* By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
SOME senior PLPs have
given up hope that Elizabeth
MP Malcolm Adderley will
remain with the party, sources
have revealed.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, PLP generals con-
firmed that "their worst fears"
have been realized now that
weekss have gone by without
the Elizabeth MP making any
public statement about his
future with the PLP.
One source claimed that the
silence by Mr Adderley
"speaks volumes" of his inten-
tions to join ranks with the
FNM after retaining his chair-
manship of the Gaming Com-
mission following the May 2
general election.
Reportedly PLP leader Per-
ry Christie was furious with
Mr Adderley's decision to stay
on as chairman of the com-
mission after other PLPs were
being stripped of their posts
following the party's defeat at
the polls.
Mr Christie, it was revealed,
may be planning an all out
assault on the MP for failing
to heed his warning and
vacate his PLP-appointed,
FNM-approved post.


Mr Adderley, sources claim,
was very much disgruntled
with the PLP after he was
twice overlooked by Mr
Christie for the post of Attor-
ney General. Adding insult to
injury, Mr Adderley was also
only offered the post at the
Gaming Commission after
embattled Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson was forced
to resign after engaging in a
physical fight with fellow MP
for Mount Moriah Keod
Smith in the Cabinet office
last year.
Repeated messages left by
The Tribune throughout the
week for Mr Adderley at his
law chambers have not been
returned. Some of his fellow
MPs have candidly admitted
that they have not been able
to contact Mr Adderley "for
quite some time".
FNM chairman Johnley
Ferguson has stated recently
that the FNM is not actively
courting Mr Adderley to join
their party. However, he did
not say whether Mr Adderley
had or would join the party of
his own free will.
Mr Adderley is the only
PLP MP who retained his
chairmanship when the FNM
announced its board appoint-
ments more than two weeks
ago.


Bahamians threatening legal

action over airport parking lot
N By KARIN HERIG.
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS using the parking lot at the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport are angered by the treatment they are receiving and
are threatening to take legal action against Nassau Airport Develop-
ment Company.
Discontent over parking conditions at LPIA, especially those at
the domestic terminal's lot, has been brewing for some time.
Complaints range from vehicles being towed from inside the lot, to
the fact that the ticket machine continues to give out tickets although
there are no vacant spots available on the lot.
Although it is hoped that the parking problem will soon be alleviated,
as NAD is in the process of transforming the entire airport into a
state-of-the are facility, current conditions at the parking lot still leave
a lot to be desired.
Speaking with members of the media at LPIA, businessman Urvan
Moxey said that he is looking into taking legal action against NAD for
towing and damaging his vehicle on two separate occasions.
Mr Moxey said that although there is often no parking space left
inside the lot, the ticket machine continues to give out tickets to cus-
tomers.
He said that although he understands that a new rule prohibits peo-
ple from parking in grassy areas inside the lot, those areas are some-
times the only vacant spots on the lot.
The businessman said he was forced to park in a grassy area last
weekend when he travelled to Bimini. His car was consequently towed.
However, he said, he noticed that vehicles of Immigration and Cus-
toms officers, which were also parked in grassy areas, were not towed.
"NAD needs to do things in the right way, if you're going to tow one,
tow all, and there shouldn't be any favours.
"If you do it, do it straight across the board," he said.
Mr Moxey said he is also seeking compensation from NAD after his
vehicle was damaged while parked in the airport's parking lot.
"If you're going to have a paid parking lot, if it's a 24-hour parking
lot, you're supposed to be responsible for any damage. Hire security so
they can patrol the lots. Make sure people's cars are not damaged," he
said.
NAD did not return The Tribune's calls up until press time.


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FORMER Local Govt
Minister Alfred Gray

Former minister:
two councillors were
properly appointed
* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER Local Government
Minister Alfred Gray maintains that
he properly appointed the two Aba-
co councillors who are now the cen-
tre of controversy.
The current Minister of Local
Government, Sidney Collie told the
House on Wednesday that there is
no record in the files of the ministry
of any official instruments of
appointment for Chris and Joe
Albury.
"The only appointment that could
have taken place could be or would
be, by verbal, or word of mouth,"
he said.
To this, Mr Gray told The Tri-
bune that he appointed the council-
lors by letter, shortly after the 2005
local government elections, in which
only one person nominated for the
three seats.
"Well he said he didn't see it on
the file. And, as you know, a lot of
things are sometimes not put on file,
or if they are put on they can be eas-
ily taken off, when it is convenient to
have it off," he said.
SEE page six


Airport union executives:

injunction has been filed

and served on president
* By TANEKA THOMPSON Fayne Thompson, counsel for the
five executive members, told The
EMOTIONS were high at a press Tribune that an "ex-parte order" -
conference held on behalf of the five granted by the Supreme Court wase
executive board members who claim issued at 9.28 am Thursday, ordering
the president of the Airport Airline Ms Harding to "cease and desist"
and Allied Workers Union has com-' any actions towards dissolving the
mitted "constitutional infractions" three year term of the five board
against them. members.
On Friday morning, in the cham- "Essentially I have asked the
bers of Fayne Thompson and Co., court to intervene on these pro-
AAAWU secretary-general Antho- ceedings because the president, Ms.
ny Bain, with Susan Palmer, trea- Nelerene Harding, is attempting to
surer, Frederick Neilly, assistant gen- frustrate the democratic process of
eral secretary, Fredericka Baker, the union," Mr. Thompson said.
trustee, and Graham Forbers, chief "The president has decided of her
shop steward, met to inform own free will, of her own unilateral
(AAAWU members) that 'n injunc- will, to remove them because she
tion was filed and served on the perceives them as opposing her on
elected President, Ms. Nelerene various issues. That is unconstitu-
Harding, alleging gross breaches of tional. I've asked the court to inter-
the AAAWU constitution to dis- vene to injunct her from'seeking to
solve the executive council and call SEE page six
for new elections. SEE page siX

Union members intend to remove

three executive board members
E By TANEKA THOMPSON
MEMBERS of the Airport Airline & Allied Workers Union held an
impromptu press conference on Friday morning to clear up allegations
levelled against their president, Nelerene Harding.
About 50 union members held a press conference at the premises of-
Nassau Flight Services to let it be "publicly known" that it is their wish
to remove three executive board members from office. They said they
have voted accordingly.
Ms. Diane Sands, an AAAWU shop steward, who spoke at the press
conference, told The Tribune that due to many false allegations, and
internal conflicts with certain executive officers, AAAWU's membership
voted to remove them.
"The members called the press conference to say we put them there,
and we now want to remove them. It has nothing to do with the president
herself, the members have decided that we don't want them anymore,"
Ms. Sands said. "We had two meetings (on July 1lth and July 18th
2007), and we gave them opportunities where they could come and
SEE page six


Machine readable
passports could
be here before
end of the year
BAHAMIANS could begin
having machine readable pass-
Sports before the end of the year,
the government announced yes-
terday.
In a statement issued yester-
day, the government said it is set
to implement the first phase of
the "E-Passport" initiative by
October this year.
"The cost of the machine-read-
able passport/visa issuance system
is around $13.million," the state-
ment said.
The October date was first
mentioned by Acting Prime Min-
ister Brent Symonette on Thurs-
day, during his address to the 2007
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Week "Meet the Minister
Forum," at the Sandals Royal
Bahamian Resort and Spa on
Cable Beach.
The government entered into
a contract with the South Caroli-
na-based IT development and
consulting firm Indusa Global'
LLC, for the provision of e-pa'ss-
ports with biometric features, an
electronic visa issuance system,
secure immigration documents
and bordercontrol systems.
"It (that contract) would also
include improving the operations
at the Visa and Consular Sections,
which have been under much
abuse," said Mr. Symonette. "This
would provide a tracking mecha-
nism and reduce fraudulent and
other corrupt practices."
Mr. Symonette, who is Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs, disclosed that the
European Union has agreed that'
a Schengen Visa would no longer
be necessary for citizens of
Caribbean countries, as a result
of the Cricket World Cup in 2007.
The Bahamas is one of three
countries being allowed to apply
for such a waiver.
Each of the EU-member coun-
tries would have to agree to that
proposal. An agreement has to be
drafted to that effect.
The International Civil Avia-
tion Organisation (ICAO) is
responsible for establishing the
specifications for passport securi-
ty features worldwide and has
issued a. blueprint for Contract-
ing States (188) to comply with, to
ensure the standardisation of all
passports by 2010.
"The decision for The Bahamas
to advance the 'E' passport ini-
tiative is based on the ICAO's
blueprint legislation enacted by
the United States of America."
Mr. Symonette said. "This legis-
lation affected visa waiver coun-
tries and required all nationals t-
be in possession of an 'E' Pas .
port to enter the United States."
Although The Bahamas is not
member of the visa waiver conl
tries, it is one of three countrii
worldwide that enjoys US pi
clearance privileges.
"Subsequently, it was recomn
mended that The Bahamas insti
tute an 'E' passport to ensure ea'
of entrance by legitimate Bah-n'.
an travellers into the Uni
States," Mr. Symonette said.
The $13 million for the ect n
ment covers hardware, soft' ai-r
application software, service. cost
consumables, and mainter. irce
The capital budget for 'h-
2007/2008 fiscal period disc /
an increaseof $4.825 million flo'i
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Business owners told to do their



part to keep Bay Street clean


MINISTER of Tourism and
Aviation Neko Grant called
on Bay Street merchants to do
their part to keep downtown
clean.
"I was somewhat appalled
that the Mini, urism.
which should ding
money on attractllin )le to
this country, has got to spend
money cleaning Bay Street,"
Mr Grant said at the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's
"Meet the Minister" forum on
Thursday.
He said Bay Street business
owners should ensure that
their storefronts are washed
daily and sidewalks.kept clear
of debris.
Merchants, as ambassadors,
must use their influence to
encourage other Bahamians to
keep their environment clean,
Mr Grant added.
The forum is a new segment
of the Chamber of Commerce
Week introduced by president
Dionisio D'Aguilar for busi-
ness owners and operators to
have a chance to interact with
the government ministers.
I Other ministers who partici-
pated included the Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette; Minister of Nation-
al Security and Immigration
Tommy Turnquest: Minister of
Health and Social Develop-
ment Dr Hubert Minnis;
Attorney General and Minister
of Legal Affairs Claire Hep-
burn; Minister of Maritime
Affairs and Labour Dion
Foulkes; Minister of State in
the Ministry of Finance
Zhivargo Laing; Minister of
Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture Carl Bethel and
Minister of Public Works
and Transport Earl Dev-
eaux.
Mr Grant reminded the busi-


THE Bahamas Chamber of Commerce held its first "Meet the Minister" Forum on Thursday, July 19, at the Royal Bahamian Resort.
From left are: Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Neko Grant; Acting Prime Minister and Minister bf Foreign Affairs, Brent Symonette;
Dionisio D' Aguilar, president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce; Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest; Minister of
Health and Social Development Dr Hubert Minnis; and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Labour Dion Foulkes.
(BIS photo: Tim Aylen)


ness persons of the decline in
tourist numbers between 2005
and 2006.
"In 2006, we had 4.7
million visitors with an esti-
mated expenditure of $2.0 bil-
lion.
In 2005, we had some 4.8 vis-
itors and $2.0 billion in esti-
mated expenditure," he said.
The minister said the drop
was a direct result of the
.decline in the inventory of
rooms on the Cable Beach
strip.
He said promotions will con-


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tinue to form the core of the
tourism marketing plan.
In the short-term, critical
marketing goals include the
branding of each island; the re-
establishment of Grand
Bahama Island in the market-
place; the elevation of the
niche markets, including golf,
fishing, diving and boating; and
positioning the Bahamas as a
convenient and attractive des-
tinations for all types of meet-
ings and conferences.
The Ministry of Tourism, Mr
Grant said, will also continue
to focus on Canada as it is the
government's opinion that the
Canadian economy is strength-
ening, keeping its dollar at the
highest it has ever been.
There will be greater empha-
sis placed on the United King-
dom and Europe, as the
strength of the British Pound
and the Euro against the Dol-
lar makes the Bahamas an
attractive and affordable des-
tination.
The government also plans
to spend $8 million restoring
Grand Bahama.
"The main focus in Grand
Bahama will be on working
closely with the Harcourt
Group to ensure the redevel-
opment of the Royal Oasis in
the shortest time possible,"
Minister Grant said.
The government will also
work with owners of other
resorts on the island to re-
organise the product there, he
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Mr Foulkes assured the busi-
ness persons that his ministry
will continue to act as mediator
in industrial disputes.
However, he encouraged
business leaders to keep.the
lines of communication open
with their staff and to keep
tension at a minimum so that


their businesses could operate
more efficiently.
He said his ministry will also
try to increase the ship registry
of the Bahamas and organise
the transhipment industry to
better meet the needs of busi-
ness owners and to bring more
revenue into the country.


LIFESTYLE choices could be at the route of the majority of diseases
being treated at healthcare facilities in the Bahamas.
According to Minister of Health and Social Development Dr Hubert
Minnis, 65 per cent of the illnesses being treated at hospitals and clin-
ics are a result of chronic, non-communicable diseases including dia-
betes, hypertension and heart disease.
Addressing a 'Meet the Ministers Forum' hosted by the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dr Minnis said many of these ill-
nesses are job and lifestyle related and therefore can be avoided.
He said if Bahamians were to practice healthy lifestyles, healthy liv-
ing and prevention, it would free healthcare institutions "so that they
could now admit more serious illnesses rather than thd ones we can pre-
vent.
"The question one must ask is whether we should continue indefi-
nitely to expand our hospital sizes, both at home and abroad, or should
we not establish programmes to prevent individuals from entering
hospitals?" Dr Minnis asked.
"We must remember that hospitals are considered only catchment
areas. They are there to await the sick."
Dr Minnis said over 50 per cent of the Bahamian population is con-
sidered to be obese.
He said there are many health complications associated with obesi-
ty and that diabetes and hypertension pose "great problems to our
healthcare system."
The minister said this is one of the reasons why his ministry has
launched the 100-Day Challenge in an effort to create awareness of the
benefits of practicing, preaching and teaching healthy living and
healthy lifestyles.
He encouraged the business and community leaders attending the
forum to join hands with his ministry in promoting healthy lifestyles and
living by introducing a "reward programme" in their workplaces to
encourage staff to have annual physical examinations.
These would include blood sugar tests, pap smears and cholesterol
'level checks.
"You would be amazed at the amount of diabetics or hypertensive
persons who could be diagnosed as such," Dr Minnis said. "At the same
time that would place less strain on our institutions, we would see
less of the problems that we see today, for example, renal kidney fail-
ure resulting in dialysis, less of the heart problems and less of the
strokes.
"So all of these would free up our hospital beds for other illnesses
that we cannot control," Dr Minnis added.
He said both private companies and the government could save
millions of dollars and "man-hours" just by implementing these simple
policies.
Dr Minnis said it is his view and that of the government that it is best
to tackle the diseases that account for 65 per cent of the illnesses
"that we see today" rather than continue to wait for catastrophic ill-
nesses to occur.'
He added that in order to promote healthy living among staff mem-
bers at his ministry, officials introduced a programme where employ-
ees are supplied with fruit free of charge for lunch on certain days.
"We practice what we preach," he said.


Ship belonging to

Florida deep-sea

explorers leaves

Spanish waters

amid tussle

over treasure
* TAMPA, Fla.

A SHIP belonging to
Florida deep-sea explorers
has left Spanish waters, end-
ing the latest round in an
increasingly nasty dispute
with that nation's govern-
ment over the rights to a vast
sunken treasure, according
to Associated Press.
Odyssey Marine Explo-
ration's ship chugged out of
Spanish waters Thursday, a
day after Spanish authorities
released the vessel. They
seized the ship July 12 after
it left British-controlled
Gibraltar to search the vessel
for clue as to the origins of
an estimated $500 million in
silver coins and other arti-
facts salvaged from a still
undisclosed shipwreck.
The seizure of the 240-foot
Ocean Alert culminated
months offense talks
between Odyssey officials
and the Spanish government,
detailed in a 109-page affi-
davit the company prepared
for Spain's Culture Ministry.
Odyssey provided a copy of
the document to The Asso-
ciated Press.
"It's been very frustrating
for everyone," said Aladar
Nesser, Odyssey's director
of international relations,
who is trying to determine if
the company's other ship,
Odyssey Explorer, will be
allowed to leave British-con-
trolled Gibraltar withoutt
interference from Spain.
At the heart of the dispute
is Spain's claim that it has a.
right to share in the treasure
if it was recovered in territo-
rial waters or is connected
to the nation's heritage in
any way.
Citing security and other
concerns, Odyssey will not
disclose the location of the
shipwreck, code-named
* "Black Swan." The company
says it's not,yetsure, ofthe
identity of the sunken ship,
which yielded 17 tons;:of
coins that were flown to the
United States in May.
The secrecy has con-
tributed to a growing mis-
trust of the Tampa-based
company among some in the
Spanish government, a sen-
timent that has been fanned
by the country's media.
"Spain has reason to
believe Odyssey has recov-
ered Spanish property with-
out authorization," said
James A. Goold, an attor-
ney who filed a claim in U.S.
federal court on behalf of
Spain.
Odyssey co-founder Greg
Stemm said he resents the
company's growing reputa-
tion as modern-day pirates.
The company, he said, has
"bent over backward" to
communicate with the Span-
ish and other governments
about its movements and
treasure searches. And
Odyssey has gone to U.S.
federal court to seek exclu-
sive rights to suspected
wreck sites so anyone in the
world with a potential claim
would have a proper venue.
"That's the great irony,"
Stemm said. "How much
more straightforward can
you be than turning over the
site to the U.S. federal court
and following U.S. federal
court orders? Does that real-
ly sound like piracy to you?"
In Odyssey's. affidavit,
Stemm noted that Spanish
authorities last year declined
the company's invitation to
be part of pending search
and salvage projects that
could yield riches and have
cultural significance to the
nation.
But two weeks after
Odyssey made headlines
with news of the "Black
Swan" treasure, Spain filed a
claim in federal court in
Tampa and has tried to force
the. company to disclose
more details. That could


happen as early as Monday,
when Odyssey's next court
filing is due.
Culture Ministry spokes-
woman Diana Lara said
Thursday that Spain's next
legal move will depend on
what Odyssey reveals in,
court.


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power-boat
goes up in
flames
FREEPORT A Grand
Bahama power-boat being
prepared to participate in the
Abaco Power-Boat Regatta
this weekend went up in
flames and was completely
destroyed late Thursday
night.
It was about 11.20 pm
when the Fire Services
Department was alerted that
,a Vessel was on fire at the
Running Mon Marina on
Port of Call Drive, Bahama
Terrace. The department
immediately dispatched two
units to the location. On
Arrival at the scene a 24ft
white and blue Panterra twin-
engined go-fast boat was
found engulfed in flames.
Firefighters extinguished the
blaze within a few minutes,
but not before the vessel was
Completely destroyed.
Deon Leathen of Blake
Court, the 26-year-old owner
of the boat, told officers that
he had just finished tuning
up his boat in preparation for
the power boat races at Trea-
Ssure Cay, Abaco this week-
end. He said after putting in
120 gallons of fuel, he started
the engine and the vessel sud-
denly exploded into flames.
Mr Leathen quickly escaped
the raging inferno without
sustaining any injuries.
The vessel, which was not
insured, sustained about
$25,000 worth of damage'.
,The exact cause of the explo-
sion and resulting blaze has
not yet been conclusively
determined, said Chief
Superintendent of Police
Basil Rahming.


Kiwanis,
Children's
Emergency
dlospital
join forces
THE Kiwanis Club of Nas-
. sau has joined forces with the
Children's Emergency Hostel
to help achieve a number of
worthy aims.
Kiwanis Club of Nassau
president, Samuel Clarke, said
That so far the project has been
successful.
He said that one purpose of
the project is to reconnect chil-
dren with their parents and to
encourage better relationships
between family members.
The Kiwanis club is also
helping with upgrades on the
Hostel.
-,.,Some. repairs have been
made to windows, locks and
doors in an effort to create a
more "homely" appearance,
Mr Clarke said.

Man in court
on drug charge
A 36-YEAR-OLD Dun-
more Lane man was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on a drug
possession charge.,
It was alleged that on
Tuesday July 18, Trevor
Watson was found in pos-
session of a quantity of
marijuana which authori-
ties believed he intended to
supply to another.
The prosecution later
amended the charge to that
of simple possession.
Watson, who was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane,
pleaded not guilty to the
charge and was granted
bail in the sum of $2,500.
The case was adjourned
to January 30. 2008.


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GROWING concerns and
interests regarding the
Republic of Cuba necessi-
tate the Bahamas Embassy
in Cuba remaining open,
Acting Prime Minister Brent
Symonette told the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce symposium on Thurs-
day.
Mr Symonette led a num-
ber of cabinet ministers at
the 2007 Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce Week, "Meet
the Minister Forum" at the
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa on Cable
Beach.
He told businesspersons
and other interested
Bahamians that the
Bahamas has allocated an
estimated $300,000 for the
operations of the Bahamian
Embassy in Cuba, and "we
intend to continue that rep-
resentation in Cuba as we
do in Haiti."
The issue arose as Felix
Wilson Hernandez returns
to Cuba, after almost five
years in the Bahamas, the
last two as ambassador.
In 2005, the Bahamas offi-
cially commissioned an
embassy in Havana. Carlton
Wright serves as ambas-


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sador to Cuba. Embassy in Cuba to a "rep-
On the question of down- resentative office", Mr
grading the Bahamas Symonette noted that the


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United States Southern Command and

the US Embassy donate goods to the

Bahamas National Council for Disability


THE Bahamas National Council for Dis-
ability has received a joint donation of non-per-
ishable goods and cleaning supplies from the
United States Southern Command and the
US Embassy.
The donation coincided with the official vis-
it to the Bahamas by Admiral James Stavridis,
Commander of USSOUTHCOM.
Making the presentation totaling about
$4,000, were Laura Stavridis, wife of Admiral
Stavridis and Saskia Hardt, wife of US Charg6
d'Affaires, Dr Brent Hardt.
The US Embassy donated non-perishable,
canned food items in co-operation with the
Navy Liaison Office, while USSOUTHCOM
through its Humanitarian Assistance Pro-


gramme, donated kitchen supplies and clean-
ing products.
Sherman Smith, president of the Bahamas
National Council for Disability, noted that the
food items will go a long way in providing hot
meals for more than 60 disabled persons in
the community, particularly those who are
shut-in.
He added that the donation of kitchen appli-
ances, including a microwave oven, pots, and
chafing dishes was timely, as the council is
preparing to hold a cook-out next month that
will serve as a major fundraiser for the organ-
isation. In 2006 the Embassy donated funds to
the BNCD to assist with the purchase of a dis-
abled-friendly bus.


remain


ACTING Prime Minis-
ter and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Brent Symonette
responds to questions at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's "Meet the Ministers
.,i : Forum" on Thursday, July
19, 2007 at the Sandals Royal
Bahamian Resort.'Pictured
right is Dionisio D' Aguilar,
president, Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce.

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embargo against Cuba.
Mr Symonette and Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
appeared before the House
of Representatives Foreign
Relations Committee dur-
ing a recent visit to Wash-
ington, DC, for a meeting
between CARICOM lead-
ers and US President
George Bush.
Mr Symionette said the
chairman of the committee
"lambasted" the Caribbean
for "voting against" the
United States.
mAdditionally, he said
while at the recent
Bahamas has signed a Unit- Caribbean Heads of Gov-
ed Nations report support- ernment Meeting (CARI-
ing the abolition of the COM) in Barbados, Suri-
name noted that 700 of its
nurses are educated in
Cuba, .it far less cost than
i in the United States.
"So there are benefits for
our relationship with Cuba;
we have a tremendous num-
b er of Bahamians that go
there . we have quite a
number (of persons) incar-
cerated in Cuba and we
have an increase in trade in
Cuba. That necessitates
keeping the embassy in
Cuba," Mr Symonette said.
The Bahamas established
diplomatic relations with
Cuba on November 30,
1974, sixteen months after
the country gained indepen-
dence from the United
Kingdom.
The Bahamas was among
four other Caribbean
nations, which made an
"unpopular decision" to
establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Cuba in an envi-
ronment characterized by
huge pressures, hence
breaking the diplomatic and
commercial i blockade
imposed on Cuba.
S A growing number of
Bahamians are also taking
advantage of educational
U= "opportunities in Cuba, seek-
ing medical attention there
while Bahamian tourism to
Cuba continues to grow at
a brisk pace.

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NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-


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Harder for foreign doctors to work in US


GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) A
national shortage of doctors is hitting
poor places the hardest, and efforts to
Spring in foreign physicians to fill the gap
* are running into a knot of restrictions
from the war on terror and the immigra-
tion debate.
Doctors recruited from places such as
India, the Philippines and sub-Saharan
Africa to work in under-served areas like
the Mississippi Delta and the lonesome
West already face an arduous and expen-
sive gauntlet of agencies, professional
tests and background checks to secure
work papers and permanent residency.
Those restrictions have only tightened
in the years since 9-11, and now many
believe the process will become more
difficult after the attempted terrorist
bombings in Britain that have been
linked to foreign doctors.
"The consensus seems to be that if you
have a first name like Mohammed, you
can. forget it," Dr. Sanjay Chaube, a
much-needed internist in Hurricane Kat-
rina-ravaged Bay St. Louis, Miss., and
one of more than 40,000 Indian doctors in
the U.S. He is working in this country
Sunder what is known as a J-1 visa waiver.
The government estimates that more
than 35 million Americans live in under-
served areas, and it would take 16,000
doctors to immediately fill that need,
according to the American Medical Asso-
ciation. And the gap is expected to widen
dramatically over the next several years,
reaching 24,000 in 2020 by one govern-
ment estimate. A 2005 study in the jour-
nal Health Affairs said it could hit an
astonishing 200,000 by then, based on a
rising population and an- aging work
force.
"And that will mostly be felt in rural
America," said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-
N.D. He added: "We're facing a real cri-
sis."
America's rural and inner-city poor
already are suffering the most.
For example, there are 280 doctors for
every 100,000 people in the U.S. But
there are only 103 for every 100,000 in
the 18-county area of the Mississippi
Delta, according to the Mississippi State
SUniversity Social Science Research Cen-
tre. And -the Delta has some of the
Nation's highest rates of infant mortality,
heart disease and other serious illnesses.
Steps are slowly being taken by indi-
vidual states and universities to enrol
more students in medical school. But it


takes years to educate a doctor. And
even then, many professionals are uncon-
vinced those steps alone will make much
difference.
To help relieve the misery in the Delta,
Appalachia and other parts of the coun-
try in dire need of physicians, the gov-
ernment lets foreign doctors into the
country under J-1 visa waivers, dispensed
through a variety of state and federal
programmes.
J-1 visa waivers allow foreign doctors
to work in under-served areas for three to
five years, with a shot at eventually
obtaining permanent residency.
Over each of the past three years,
about 1,000 practising physicians have
come to the U.S. on J-1 visa waivers.
Many of them are from unstable or unde-
veloped countries and come here in
search of better training, working con-
ditions and pay.
Yet, since 9-11, the federal government
has made it more difficult to qualify for
the special visas and to obtain perma-
nent residency. The tests are harder, the
legal fees are higher, and the rules have
been changed by the Department of
Health and Human Services in such a
way that fewer counties and clinics are
designated "under-served" and thus eli-
gible to obtain J-1 doctors.
As a result, some foreigners are choos-
ing to leave after their commitment is
up,. or are not applying to come to the
U.S. at all.
The number of physicians in training
with J-1 visa waivers has fallen by almost
half over the past decade, from 11,600
in academic year 1996-97 to fewer than
6,200 in 2004-05, according to the Gov-
ernment Accountability Office. And fed-
eral and state requests for J-ls for doctors
dropped from 1,374 in 1995 to 1,012 in
2005.
However, the federal government can-
not be blamed for everything, said Dr.
Sampatkumar Shivangi, an obstetrician
and gynaecologist in Jackson, Miss., who
is president-elect of the American Asso-
ciation of Physicians of Indian Origin.
He once tried unsuccessfully to help a
J-1 physician find a position with a rural
Mississippi clinic.
"Some of the physicians in that com-
munity didn't want a physician to come
and practise there because it would take
away patients," Dr Shivangi said.
(This article was written by
Chris Talbott, an Associated Press writer).


EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter is in reply to a let-
ter by Mr Carvel Francis under
the heading "Murder on our
leaders' doorstep!"
I, too, am a concerned citizen
and resident of this great nation.
Murder has become an increas-
ing concern and the people of
The Bahamas are crying out for
answers. It is terrible that we
can't walk the streets without
the fear of being shot or robbed.
What happened to the good old
days when we slept with our
doors unlocked or we walked
the streets proudly or an argu-
ment ended peacefully? Those
days are long gone. It is so sad to
see that a large percentage of
our young men are ending up
in jail for senseless crimes.
I mourn with that mother who
lost her son several days ago.
My heart was saddened by the
news and it hurts that this is the
direction The Bahamas is head-
ing in.
We are supposed to be a reli-
gious nation; a nation accord-
ing to the Bible. But where have
our religious values gone, when
we can stand and witnesses a
precious life being taken?
Where have our values gone
when we want to invite gays into
the country and legalise their
marriages? Where have our val-
ues gone when discipline is no
longer in the home or schools?
This religious nation is quick-
ly heading down the road of
destruction and before God
turns his back on us, we need
to pray. We need to put all polit-
ical differences aside and hold a
national day of prayer. Whether
-we're FNM;- PLP or BDM,
everyone is being affected by
These senseless killings and we
-all have to take a stand.
Something needs to be done
about these vicious crimes. I for
one am an advocate for corporal
punishment. If we enforce the
laws of hanging and beating of
the "cat-o-nine-tail", we will be
sending a message to those crim-
inals that crime does not pay
and they won't get off easily for
any crimes they've committed. It
is sad to listen to people like
Archbishop Drexel Gomez who
think that corporal punishment
is inhumane and lobbies against
it. So we have career criminals
living comfortably in Motel Fox
Hill while their victims get a
marble headstone.
What about the victims who
suffered at the hands of these
sick perpetrators? What about
that six-year-old who was
viciously raped by that 32 year
old? Didn't Archbishop Gomez


take into consideration what
that man did to that child was
inhumane? What about young
Pastor Troy Seymour who was
shot and stabbed so violently?
Don't you think his death was
inhumane? What about count-
less others who have died so vio-
lently?
What justification can any
man give for taking the life of
someone else? I can understand
the plea of self defence, and
even sometimes that plea can
be questioned depending on the
circumstances. But to go and
intentionally cause the death of
another human being is down
right cruel and inhumane.
What peace and comfort can
we offer the families of these
victims when we have people
lobbying for the violators who
took the lives of their loved ones
to go free?
My God, it's hard enough to
deal with the fact that your
loved one was taken so vicious-
ly but having to watch the per-
petrator go free because of our
weak laws is even harder to deal
with.


Oh how I long for the good
old days to come back. Days
when men were men, women
were women, when the streets
were safe for our childrepi to
play in and the elders of the
community could correct a child
without the parents question-
ing the discipline.
My only advice is to pray for
our self-distracting nation.
Prayer changes all thingsi,We
need to ask God for his guid.
ance and his protection. We
need to ask him to help us tc
think rationally before we act
Because if we continue to live.in
the days where we have to prpve
something to someone who calls
us "punks" or "sissies", we are
only going to continue to sell
destruct.
It is my prayer and my earliest
plea that we change and .eek
God's face because he is'the
only one who can guide and
keep us. We will be a dead
nation if God was to turn' his
back on us. If we don't stand for
something, we'll fall for 'any-
thing.
A nation without God is a
helpless one.

A CONCERNED
CITIZEN
Nassau,
July 11, 2007.


What is going on with the;

Environmental Health Services?
EDITOR, The Tribune.

SWOULD somebody please explain what is going on with the
Environmental Health Services?
During the last few months, garbage collection at least in the Vil-
lage Road area has been reduced to once every two weeks if we're
lucky, resulting in smells, flies, maggots and rats. The best inten-
tioned residents end up with a freezer full of unsavory packets
until collection day while the overflow from the bins caused by the
erratic collection schedule provides the neighbourhood dogs, tine.
included, with a smorgasbord to be cleaned up from the garden-
every morning.
To add insult to injury the garbage collectors just fling the emp-
ty bins back onto the lawn or over the fence rather than return tfem
to their enclosure, the very same people who solicit gifts and mon-
ey on holidays and at Christmas in return for this sterling service.
One has only to look around while driving to see that we have
devolved into a nation of slovenly people, Nassau once the iewql of
the region has become a dump.
Isn't it past high time that the authorities started enforcing the
litter laws,made recycling mandatory and establish collection cen-
tres for recyclable trash instead of continuing to dump everything
into one more noxious and toxic landfill for another low cost hdus-
ing project to be built on or next to?
With the environment globally coming under increasing assault
let us at least ensure that our little "green and pristine" coriqe of
the world remains so.


IAN MABON
Nassau,
July 20, 2007.


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indicate lack of civility


EDITOR, The Tribune.


THE paradox involving these persons with
their music disturbing us always is that they are
very, very ignorant and very, very poor.
Their music loud is an attempt to suggest to us
and to themselves, that they know something
about something about music; and that they
Shave something; money enough with which to
overwhelm us.
But if they had knowledge they'd know that
there was far more to music far more music
than what they seem determined to deafen them-
selves and us with.
Had they the wealth, the economic might they
wish to suggest they have, they'd be far more
subtle about it, probably out upon a yacht some-
where or travelling the world.
Do we hear even a squeak from who owns
'Kelly's or Starbucks or Solomon's or Pritchard?
So quiet are these persons we often don't even
know that oftentimes a number of these success-
ful, big businesses in our midst, have the very
same owner.
Norman Solomon at one point owned eighteen
stores.
Haven't we sense enough to make and to oper-
ate such entities as Solomon's, as these malls we
can only work in and shop in, happy to do so? Are
we instead so foolish that all we can make is a big
noise, a big nuisance of ourselves?
The fools among us, without end disturbing the
peace, have little sense and little else.
As I am close to these persons in very many
ways, and love them dearly, how very badly I
wish our circumstances were otherwise.
Though we haven't a national library. Though
many educated among us would suggest that out-
side of C.O.B., we haven't a good library; to my


thinking, all libraries are good and we have $ev-
eral dozen in New Providence and scattered
among our family of islands.
There are in any one of these libraries, thou-
sands of books waiting to be read, capable of
transforming lives, capable of providing anyone
with initiative, an education: to be self-educated,-
even as Malcolm X was, reading the dictionary .
from cover to cover while in prison.
James Baldwin transformed himself, his coun-
try and his century. He read all the books In a
library, near enough to walk to from where he.
lived in Harlem.
Mandela's 27 years in prison, were not speit in'
prison, they were instead spent in books.
Frederick Douglas, born into slavery in 1818,
was by law not allowed to learn to read but he'did
learn to read and he wrote books. His wqs a
mighty voice and his a mighty act against the
institution slavery.
We with our freedom, too many take for grhnt-
ed, much of it bought with blood of so many and
bequeathed to us, what are we doing in response?
How are we ourselves labouring to add to tltese
freedoms and to add to the light in our dark
world?
These irresponsible noises, this disrespect for
neighbour and for society, indicate a lack of cjvil-
ity, a criminal disconnectedness to those \,ho
fought and died for what we have been handed
upon a platter and therefore squander.
There is everywhere and always a lack of rev-
erence in our land. We need all available hands,
still working on the building, building the temples
of our liberation and freedoms.
OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH
Nassau,
July 16, 2007


Irresponsible noises


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Two charged in

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SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007, PAGE 5


In Days Gone


heft of $80,000 By: the Junior
worth of equipment


pBy DENISE MAYCOCK
e,'Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Two Hait-
ian men were charged in the
Freeport Magistrate's Court
on Friday in connection with
the theft of about $80,000
worth of equipment at the
Shrimp Farri.
Appearing before Deputy
Chief Magistrate Helen
Jones were Jimmie Maglo-
,,e, 27, of No 11 Drake
,,"'venue in Freeport, and
.'fJack Marcelin, 68, of Hanna
,i(Hill in Eight Mile Rock.
n,-: With the assistance of a
Creole interpreter, the men,
(1who are employees of
fi(Caribbean Recycling Com-
,Vpany, were told of the
b charges against them.
V' It is alleged that the men,
1 being concerned together,
1l-stole 24 stainless steel pon-
t 'toons, one white 9 foot ten-
'*dler boat with a Minn Kota
itTrolling motor attached,
'7one shrimp air filtration sys-
tem and a quantity of wires,
Altogether valued at $79,500,
tih'e property of Bahamas
shrimpmp Company sometime
between June and July 13.
Lawyer Simeon Brown
iirirpresented the men, who
K pleaded not guilty. They
S.,,were granted $10,000 bail
with sureties and the case
v ,was adjourned to November
12.
SA FREEPORT man
was arraigned in the
Freeport Magistrate's Court
on firearm possession
charges on Thursday.
Agno Daniel, 36, of No 4
Shirley Lane, Windsor Park,
was charged.before Deputy
Sf.hief Magistrate Helen
: Ones with possession of an
unlicensed firearm and
ammunition.
It is alleged that on July
.?'17 the accused was found in
possession of a .9mm pistol
Sld'aded with 12 bullets and
$i: ,930 cash. "
'K Brian Hanna represent-
e'd Daniel, who pleaded not
,3,igilty to the charges and was
,"anted $6,000 bail with
sureties.
., ,The cash allegedly seized
Frf om the defendant is the
;,, subject of a continuing
.* investigation.
*",.,


Achievement


programme

THIS week, In Days Gone By looks back at the
early days of the Junior Achievement programme in
the Bahamas.
Junior Achievement, or "JA" as it is often referred to,
is a non-profit organisation that works to educate and
inspire young people to succeed economically. The
headquarters of the volunteer organisation in Col-
orado sits at the centre of a network that stretches
across nearly 100 countries.
The programme was first launched in this country in
1979 and has positively impacted the lives of thousands
of Bahamian students.


4 *

FEBRUARY 18, 1984 Some of the Junior Achievers
from Nassau pose with Sir Gerald and Lady Cash. In the fore-
ground, from left, is 16-year-old Angelique Albury of St
Augustine's College, Sir Gerald, and 16-year-old Lisa Dean, also
from St Augustine's. Behind Lisa is her mother, Mrs Ruth
Dean with Lady Cash (left).
(Photo: Charles Davis)


MARCH 26, 1983 JA and lamps were only a few of the
trade fair Parliament Square goods on display.
was bustling with activity as the
fourth annual Junior Achieve-
ment Trade Fair got under way.
More than 21 stalls representing
JA companies, lined the square.
Clocks, macram6 key chains and
plant holders, dressed dolls, cush-
ions, coffee mugs, picture plaques


EMLYMN

A well-established merchandising company
is seeking the immediate service of a

SALES REPRESENTATIVE,
PAINT DEPARTMENT

The ideal candidate must have thefollowing
skills and experience:

, Sound knowledge and experience with
paint and paint accessories
Self motivated
b Good Communication skills
Committed to team work
Positive attitude
S* Customer service driven
Ability to work with minimum
supervision


.i I.. Minimum Requirements:
I Recent Police Record
SI Three (3) References


Salary and benefits commensurate
with experience.


Interested persons should submit a current
resume and cover letter by fax to the Human
Resources Department. Fax Number
328-2067.

We appreciate all applicants interests; however,
only those under consideration will be
contacted.


Va


,


MAY 19,1981 A Visiting group of Junior Achievers from New Jersey on an eight day award
trip, made presentations to a number of Bahamians who were helpful in arranging the visit.
Franklyn Wilson, chairman of Junior Achievement in the Bahamas (centre) is pictured accept-
ing an award from John Mossley, chairman of Junior Achievement in Union County, NJ. At left
is Elizabeth Stone, vice president of Junior Achievement in Union County.


MINISTRY OF LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT GN535
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL (GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)
(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2002


The public is advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for LEAD FREE (87) gasoline and
DIESEL OIL sold by Freeport Oil Company Limited will become effective on Friday, July 20th
2007.

SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE MAXIMUM
SELLING PRICE PER U.S. RETAIL
GALLON SELLING PRICE
PLACE ARTICLE PER U.S.
MAXIMUM MAXIMUM GALLON
SUPPLIERS' DISTRIBUTORS'
PRICE PRICE S
s s
PART B
FREEPORT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
FREEPORT OIL
COMPANY LEAD FREE (87) 3.91 3.91 4.35
LIMITED DIESEL OIL 3,54 3.54 3.73







PERMANENT SECRETARY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas announces the issue of a further
offering of Bahamas Registered Stock totalling B$100.000 Million. Applications will be received
by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 17th July, 2007 and will close at 3:00pm on
24th July, 2007. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 25th July, 2007 and will cease at
3:00p.m. on 26th July, 2007. Application for the Stock subscription must be applied for in units of
B$100.00. The details of the Issue are as follows:


Issue
Rate of Interest Name of Stock Amount Price
B$S BS
5/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2027 10,000,000.00 100.00
9/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2035 30,000,000.00 100.00
19/32% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2036 30,000,000.00 100.00
5/8% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2037 30,000,000.00 100.00
_____100,o0,.00


The first interest payment will be on 26th January, 2008. Thereafter, interest will be payable
on 26th January, and 26th July of each year until the Stock is repaid. Application forms may be
obtained from The Central Bank of The Bahamas' offices in Nassau and Freeport, The Public
Treasury or any of the following banks:-

1.) Bank of The Bahamas International
2.) FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
3.) Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited
4.) Commonwealth Bank Limited
5.) Royal Bank of Canada
6.) Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited
7.) Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited
8.) Citibank N.A.

Bank drafts should be made payable to The Central Bank of The Bahamas. Also
wire transfers via Real Time Gross Settlement and Cash are accepted. Subscribers for
amounts in excess of $1,000,000.00 may provide authorization from their Bank for
payment.


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MINISTRY OF LANDS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL (GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)
(AMENDMENT) ( ) REGULATIONS, 2002


GN536


The public is advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for LEAD FREE gasoline
and DIESEL OIL sold by ESSO STANDARD OIL S. A. LIMITED will become effective
on Friday, 20th July, 2007.

GASOLINE SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE SELLING MAXIMUM
PRICE PER U.S. GALLON RETAIL SELLING
PRICE PER U.S.
PLACE ARTICLE MAXIMUM MAXIMUM GALLON
SUPPLIERS' DISTRIBUTORS'
PRICE PRICE
_$ $ $
PART A
NEW PROVIDENCE INCLUDING SEA F R E I G H T



Esso Standard Oil S.A. LEAD FREE 4.15 4.15 4.59
Limited DIESEL OIL 3.39 3.39 3.58

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(www.gtwesley.org)
SUNDAY, JULY 22ND, 2007
7:00 am. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Rosemary Tinker
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Board of Visitation,
Outreach & Social Witness


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FROM page one Union members Councillors


defend themselves and they
never showed up to any of the
meetings. All of them had equal
opportunity to come and state
their views, we haven't heard
or seen any of them yet."
"They made promises to
work with the president, but
they never made themselves
available," Ms Sands added.
"We don't want them, the bot-
tom line is, we don't want
them."
According to Ms Sands, the
three executive officers who
union members voted to dis-
miss are Susan Palmer, Antho-
ny Bain, and Fredericka Bak-
er.
Members of AAAWU allege
that attempts were made to
resolve issues stemming from
an incident in January 2007
when the board members in
question attempted to remove
"cell phone benefits" from Ms.
Harding.
"Well from January (2007)
we were trying to resolve this
before (it) all elevated, like we
said we've been having meet-


FROM page one

remove them unconstitutionally
from their three year term."
Mr Thompson noted that there
would be no "bogus" election on
August 1, as Ms Harding alluded to
earlier in the week because it would
not be in accordance with
AAAWU's guidelines.
"It is clear that Ms Harding does
not understand the constitution and
the process set out therein," the sec-
retary-general of AAAWU, Antho-
ny Bain said. "The officers have been
locked out of the office, preventing
us from performing our constitu-
tional duties. We are therefore allow-
ing the legal process to run its course
to safeguard the AAAWU consti-
tution and by-laws."
At the press conference, Mr Bain
said that during a special meeting
on July 6, 2007, it was allegedly dis-
covered that an office administrator
was "given additional funds" by Ms
Harding "without the express con-
sent of the executive counsel." It was
at this time that he and the four exec-
utive members present took posses-
sion of the union's cheque book.
"The trustee of the union, Ms.
Fredericka Baker, who is the
guardian of the union's property,
removed the (cheque) book until
such time as we were able to come to
the bottom of this particular situa-
Stimoa Mr. Bain said. He alleged that
sina this occasion, he and the other
four plaintiffs have been "locked
out" of AAAWU's premises by Ms.
Harding.
The five executive council mem-
bers told The Tribune that differ-
ences with Ms. Harding began in
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ings on top of meetings and they
have not yet attended (any of
the meetings) so it's impossible
to resolve anything if they don't r
even want to come," Ms. Sands
explained. e
She said she does not feel t
that the executive officers in t
question are looking after the s
best interests of the union, p
adding that President Harding
has 95 per cent of the union's
support.
"I've been in this company
for about 15 years," a customer 1
service agent from Bahamasair s
told The Tribune. "Ms. Harding
is the best we've had, other than t
(former AAAWU president) i
Frank Carter. It is quite clear
that the members have spoken
and this is what we want."
At another press conference
on Friday morning, Fayne t
Thompson, counsel for the
three executive officers, said
that any action to remove the
parties before the end of their
three year term was a "gross
breach of AAAWU constitu-
tion" and "bogus."
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Airport union
January of 2007, regarding the loca-
tion of $78,000 that the union allo-
cated for the purchase of a building.
To this date, the members claim
they were never made aware of the
status or location of the "missing"
funds. While they claim to have
many complaints against Ms Hard-
ing, counsel for the five executive
members contends that they do not
want her removed from her post,
they simply want her to "comply"
with the guidelines of AAAWU.
"Well to be quite honest, I have
never called for Ms. Harding to step
down, however, on February 14
(2007) she decided to publicly step
down, and she went on record to say
that, and she never (retracted) that
statement," Mr. Bain said. He added
that at the special meeting on July 6
(2007), he and the four other mem-


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"They were properly appointed by
ne," Mr Gray emphasized.
The MICAL MP argues that the new
elections that have been organisedd by
he FNM government, are nothing more
han the fulfilment of a promise to their
supporters, so that FNMs can run and
possibly win the two seats.
This is nothing more than a political
exercise Mr Gray continued, which has
nothing to do with whether the pair were
appointed properly or not. And, he chal-
enged Mr Collie "to have the courage t
;ay that."
Mr Gray and the Chief Councillor for
he Hope Town Council, Jeremy Sweet-
ng, have both insisted that Mr Collie
was willing to allow the two men to serve
until the end of their terms in 2008. How
ever, they allege that when Mr Collic
returned to Nassau after meeting with
the council, he was compelled to call
elections by the prime minister.
When asked if he thinks this demon
strates a lack of authority by Mr Collie,
Mr Gray said:
"I don't believe any minister in the
[ngraham administration has any author-
ty. All authority is vested in the maxi-
mum leader."
bers present accepted her previous
statement to resign from her
post.
Despite the internal conflicts
plaguing the AAAWU, Mr Bain is
confident that he and the other com-
plainants are acting in the best inter-
est of the members of the union.
"In the spirit of unity the execu
tive officers here have no desire t<
further prevent, if you will, the union
from moving from strength to
strength. We are prepared as execu-
tives to do whatever it is we can to
make this union one of the most suc-
cessful unions in trade unionism,"
Mr. Bain said. "A blow will be struck
particularly for you, our members,
not for any personal gain or for any
kind of notoriety."
He added that he has made sev-
eral pleas to meet "harmoniously"
with Ms. Harding, but those attempts
to resolve the issue at hand were
never answered.


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Telephone number: 324-2538
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Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
-._ P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
mN Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
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i SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

11 AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH,
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Bernard Road
11:00AM Mr. Livingston Parks
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting
7:00PM Rev. Charles Sweeting
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH,
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Bill Owens
7:00PM Rev. Bill Owens
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00AM 'Connections Rev. Phillip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
S11:00AM Rev. William Higgs
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RADIO PROGRAMMES
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One thrust reverser

was turned off

when Brazil plane

landed, sped along

runway and crashed

;, E SAO PAULO, Brazil
ONE of the two reverse
thrusters on an airliner car-
rying 186 people that
crashed in a fireball was
Turned off when the plane
landed, the jet's owner said,
as officials tried to determine
why it raced down a runway
'instead of slowing down,
according to Associated
SPress.
However, the airline insist-
ed late Thursday that the
S thruster, used by jets to slow
down just after touching
down, had been deactivated
S. earlier in accordance with
proper maintenance proce-
dures.
Brazil's Globo TV report-
ed earlier Thursday that an
unidentified problem in the
Airbus-320's right reverse
thruster emerged four days
before the crash and was
under investigation by
authorities.
STAM, the airline, did not
provide details about the
problem but the company
Told Globo TV that Airbus
maintenance rules approved
by Brazilian aviation officials
say the type of problem
Sound must be inspected
within 10 days and that the
planes can fly in the interim.
Meanwhile, President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva was
expected to finally address
Brazil's deadliest air tragedy
Sin a televised speech to the
nation Friday evening.
His government has come
under fire for failing to deal
with the nation's air travel
safety problems. His only
comment since the plane
exploded Tuesday night was
Sa brief statement of condo-
lences issued hours later.
The opposition Social
Democratic Party com-
plained in a statement that
Silva "hasn't appeared pub-
Slicly to express his sorrow, or
to gi e solidarity to the fami-
alies of the victims and
Explain what measures are
Being taken" to prevent simi-
Slar accidents.
The TAM Linhas Aereas
SSA jet had 186 people
aboard and at least three
People died on the ground
after it slammed into a build-
ing owned by the airline,
causing explosions and a fire
That was still smoldering two
das later.
By late Thursday, 188 bod-
ies had been retrieved, but
forensic examiners had iden-
tified only 25.
The crash came less than a
year after 154 people were
Skilled when a a Gol Airlines
Boeing 737 collided with a
Small jet over the Amazon
rainforest in September.
That crash had been the
Country's deadliest.
Federal prosecutors asked
a federal judge to "tem-
porarily paralyze" Con-
gonhas airport a move
that could disrupt air travel
in Latin America's largest
Station. The judge could issue
a decision as early as Mon-
day on the airport's fate.
Responding to warnings
that such a move could cre-
ate havoc in travel and cause
severe financial repercus-
Ssions for airlines, prosecutor
Marcio Schusterschitz said it
was better "to choose life
over money."
"We think this situation
has reached its limit," Schus-
terschitz said in an interview
with The Associated Press.
"We are flying blind."
Critics blamed Silva for
failing to push forward a
plan to solve problems rang-
ing from an underfunded air
traffic control system to defi-
cient radars and investment
in airport infrastructure.
Congressman Marco Maia
of Silva's Workers Party said
the nation's air travel crisis


"surpassed its limit" With the
crash. "The head of state has
the responsibility to identify
solutions to overcome this
crisis," Maia said.
Meanwhile, authorities
struggled to determine why
the TAM jet raced down the
runway after landing instead
of slowing down just before
it was blown apart in a series
of explosions.


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Minister says government committed



and dedicated to suppressing crime


MINISTER of Immigration
and National Security Tommy
Turnquest assured the public that
the government remains commit-
ted and dedicated to preventing
and suppressing crime through-
out the Bahamas.
He said this commitment and
dedication will cover both land
and sea as additional resources
will be given to both the Police
and Defence Force.
Addressing business and com-
munity leaders attending a 'Meet
the Ministers Forum' hosted by
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce on Thursday, Mr Turn-
quest said there are a myriad of
issues that have led to the cur-
rent crime situation in the
Bahamas and that there has to
be a-multi-faceted approach to
its solution.
Mr Turnquest said the govern-
ment is addressing the crime sit-
uation by providing the Royal
Bahamas Police Force with the
"necessary" resources, equip-
ment, training and exposure to
cutting-edge technologies and
best practices.
The government has also


MINISTER of Immigration
and National Security Tommy
Turnquest
.begun the process of acquiring
sea-going vessels and aircraft for
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force in an effort to secure the
country's borders and protect the
Bahamas' territorial integrity.
He said the RBDF's patrol
capability is expected to be
"greatly enhanced" within the
next year with the delivery of 12
additional boats.
Mr Turnquest said these assets
are badly needed by the force,


giving the ongoing threat of illegal
drug trafficking and the traffick-
ing of illegal immigrants.
"We want to reassure the
Bahamian people of our commit-
ment and dedication in prevent-
ing and suppressing crime," Mr
Turnquest said. "We will also
focus on minor crimes and greater
attention will be brought to the
enforcement of traffic regula-
tions."
The minister reassured mem-
bers of the public and business
community that they will see a
greater police presence "on our
streets, in our neighborhoods, at
hot spots where people gather on
weekends" as a by-product of the
NCPI.
Minister Turnquest said the
launch of the Neighborhood
Community Policing Initiative
(NCPI) Will bring greater pres-
ence and accountability from the
police in the communities in
which they are deployed.
He said policemen "of all ranks
will actively participate" in the
programme.
Mr Turnquest said the NCPI
will promote the establishment


HOTEL Industry leaders paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on
Thursday, July 12. Seated from left to right are Leo A Douglas, general secretary, Bahamas
Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union; Roy Colebrooke, president, Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Workers Union; J Barrie Farrington, president, Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers' Association. Standing left to right are Basil McKenzie, treasurer, Bahamas Hotel Cater-
ing and Allied Workers Union; Robert D L Sands, vice president, Bahamas Hotel Employ-
ers' Association, Sidney Rolle, third vice president, Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied
Workers Union, Prime Minister Ingraham; Michael Reckley, executive vice president,
Bahamas Hotel Employers' Association.


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of partnerships with "different
segments" of the population;
neighborhood groups, consulta-
tive committees, the church, civic


and charitable organizations and
with the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce, representing the busi-
ness community.


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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.


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STHE BAHAMAS, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS +
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN THE L A
CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS 1/
L'EGLISE METHODIST DANS LA CARAIBE
_. ET LES AMERIQUES
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhodesmethod@batelnet.bs
METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF
GOD, TO REFORM THE NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY
THE CHURCH AND TO SPREAD SCRIPTURAL
HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND
(Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in the Bahamas"
EIGHTH LORD'S DAY AFTER PENTECOST, JULY
22, 2007
COLLECT:
Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow:
though our faith is small as mustard seed, make it grow
to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom; through
Jesus Christ our Lord.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas (Holy Communion)
I1:00 a.m. Sis. Patrice Strachan
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108
Montrose Ave. near Wuiff Rd)
7:00 a.m. Bishop Raymond R. Neilly (Holy
Communion)
10:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte
11:00 a.m. Bishop Raymond R. Neilly/Sis. Kelli Jolly
6:30 p.m. Bishop Raymond R. Neilly/ Youth Fellowship
(Holy Communion)
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose
Street, Fox Hill)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Sis. Katie Carter
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST
CHURCH (28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Andrew Hunter
METHODIST CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo
Street)
5:30 p.m. Friday Children's Club
9:00 a.m. Sunday Tuesday Christian Believer
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thrift
Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28'Crawford
St., Oakes Field) Reception to Primary

PEACE AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN 2007: All
Methodists of the Conference are urged to pray and to
fast for Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The fast
begins weekly after the evening meal on Thursday and
ends at noon on Friday. This we proclaim unswervingly:
"My God and My Right."

RADIO PROGRAMS
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns
of Inspiration" On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.;
"Family Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; "To God be the
Glory" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.


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Pastor speaks out over



Sunday Junkanoo event

N By DENISE MAYCOCK such an event is being held on a
Tribune Freeport Sunday.
Reporter "Again, I ask the question,
'How in the name of God
FRE PORT A Grand could a people who call them-
Bahama p!aIsto has expressed selves Christian be a'partaker
disapproval of the date set for of such devilish cultural event
the 'Feel th, Rush' junkanoo on Sunday, the day set aside
event. which will be held on a for Christian worship?
Sunday, and accused organizers "Sundays are sacred to
of showing "contempt for the Christians because it is the time
(hristian da\ of worship." when their families come
Rev Dr John C Wallace, pas- together in fellowship with
lor of the New Mount Olivet each other. Therefore, we are
Baptist Church. believes that not prepared to remain silent
the annual cultural event and allow this event to inter-
which also received strong crit- fere with this sacred day set
iisml last vear- should instead apart for worshipping our
he held on the holiday Mon- God," he said.
dl,y. Rev Dr Wallace admonished
SWe thought that after the those in the Christian commu-
much criticism last year, organ- nity, and especially the clergy,
iscis !would have changed the who support and indulge in
day; to Monday. August 6, such activities.
which is a public holiday, or He.claims that "many of our
some other day. iut what they churches have closed their
continue to do is show con- doors on Sunday evenings
tempt for the Christian day of because of fear of crime, but
,oi-ship. he said. pastors, leaders and members
In a statement issued on will be downtown on the
1 hursda), the past president of evening of Sunday, August'5
the Grand Bahama Christian to either shake up their bod-
Council called on event organ- ies, or watch others do likewise
isers to consider changing the I want them to know that
date. God is not pleased with it."
-Feel the Rush' organizers Pointing out the high mur-
are finalising plans for the der rate, Rev Wallace noted
event, setting up bleachers that "churches and communi-
along the parade route on ties should be on their faces all
Explorer's Way and Bank day and night, and especially
ILane in downtown Freeport. on Sunday, praying that God
According to reports, in would heal our land."
excess of $100,000 in prize He stressed that it is impor-
money is up for grabs, with a tant that church leaders and
$20.000 cash prize going to the Bahamians keep Sunday a holy
winner, day.
A weekend of activities has ."As church and Christian
been planned, including a Bat- leaders, we should be steering
tie of the Bands competition the Bahamas in God's direc-
on August 3 at West End, and tion rather than following the
a skills competition on August dictates of men.
4 at Lover's Beach at Eight "Once again, I remind all
Mile Rock. The weekend will Bahamians that 'righteousness
climax on Sunday with the exalts a nation, but sin is a
junkanoo parade competition. reproach to any people Prov
Rev Wallace stated that the 14:34' and 'blessed is the nation
Grand Bahama Christian com- whose God is the Lord
munilt should be shocked that -PS.34:8'."

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Rotary Club





holds ceremony





on Atlantis II


GRAND BAHAMA
ISLAND It was not your usu-
al Rotary function and nol your
usual venue, Wanting to do
something entirely different for
the Rotary Club of Freeport,
President Mike Stafford decided
to hold their installation cere-
mony and celebration on the
historic research vessel, Atlantis
II presently docked, at the
Freeport Harbour.
July 14 was a iight to be
remembered, and had all the
right ingredients great hours
d'oeuvres, a free flowing bar,
live entertainment and dancing
under the twinkling lights of the
harbour. All this. on a one-of-a-
kind famous historic vessel built
in 1962, which just happens to
be the same year the Rotary
Club of Freeport was formed.
Throughout the evening, the
owner of the vessel, Gordon
Hunsucker, the ship's captain
Gray Henricksen. and their crew
gave tours of the seven levels of
the 210-foot vessel.
Presentations and announce-
ments where made on an upper
deck overlooking the dance area
and those seated at tables
below.
.While the past assistant gov-
ernor, Sonny "Mr Rotary"
Waugh presented each new
board member with their pins,
president Mike Stafford gave a
speech on how rotarians think
big, how through the power of
Rotary good people come
together, and through this con-
nection, how Rotary can accom-
plish almost impossible tasks
and positively affect the world.
The new 2007/08 board of
directors includes: president.
Mike Stafford; president elect.
Chris Lowe; treasurer.
Dominique Norris; secretary.
Melinda Mitchell; vice president,
Stephen Wilchcombe; director,
Bert Lightbourne; director,
Wilbur Major; director, Eunice
Morris; director, Ann Bain.
In closing the presentations,
rotarian Diane Johnson was
called forward, presented with
flowers and given thanks for
organising the memorable party.
The owner of the' Atlantis wa,:
also thanked for offering as ves-
sel to the club at no charge
The big surprise ot the
evening came when Mike
Stafford called on his longtime
girlfriend, Vicki to thank her for
her help and in front of every-
one popped the big question,
"Will you marry me?" while
everyone below went wild with
cheers and clapping. Now Vicki
is Mike's new fiance, and it is
the start of a great new Rotary
year.
The excitement did not end
there. In impromptu, Gordon
Hunsucker of the Atlantis 11
donated a one-week expedition
trip for two aboard the Atlantis
II. In total, over $8500 was


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OVER 100 rotarians and guests board the Atlantis II for the 2007/08 Rotary Club of
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ASSIS'ANI governor,
Sonny "Mr Rotary" Waugh
presented pins to the new
board and made announce-
ments. Pictured left is Chris
Lowe, president elect, and
right, Mike Stafford, president
of the Rotary Club of
Freeport.

raised for Rotary that night.
Josephine Morasco was the
highest bidder and won the trip.


RCF president Mike
Stafford with now fiane6 Vicki
Howden after the
proposal
(Photo Monica Bates)


The Public is hereby advised that I, CARLA MONA
GLINTON of P.O. BOX CB-13326, Nassau, Bahamas
intend to change my name to LIACARLA MONALISA
GLINTON. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that REUEL MICHAEL FRASER
of # 8 INSPIRATION Rd, P.O. BOX N-10478, 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 21ST day of JULY, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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KTLA ING (1998) Treat formerprofessor. sees Jabari with win plans a sur- Hates Chris f cides to tour with Housewarming"
Williams. f (CC) a girl. prise proposal. (CC) her band. f (CC)
DON'T CRY Side Order of Life Jenny volun- State of Mind Ann and her cheating Army Wives Amanda is upset be-
LIFE NOW (2007) Ja- teers to be a surrogate for Vivy. (N) husband act like a couple while her cause her parents want her to go on
son Pnestley. (CC) mother visits. (N) (CC) a family trip to Montana. (N)
MSNBC (6:00) Danger- Deadly Mission The Texas cadet Death in the Hollywood Hills The Meet the Press (CC)
Mus Liaisons murder case. murder of Kristi Jhnson.
NICK Just Jordan Zoey 101 n Unfabulous r Funniest Home Full House "The Full House "Got- Full House f
_I(__CC) (CC) (CC) Videos Volunteer" ta Dance" (CC)
NTV 00) Brothers & Big Brother 8 Two are nominated Without a Trace Elena goes under News (N) n News
N V Sisters n (CC) for eviction. (N) n (CC) cover as an exotic dancer. n (CC)
SPEED (:00) SPEED Re- Night of NASCAR Stars From Ma- Wind Tunnel With Dave Despain Blow it Up: Name That Test &
SPEED port(N) con Speedway in Macon, III. (Live) Tune
Jack Hayford Joel Osteen TakingAuthority Believer's Voice Chanin Your ** IN THE BEGINNING... (2000,
TBN (CC) (CC) (CC) of Victory (CC) Wori(C ) Drama) Martin Landau, Jacqueline
Bisset, Billy Campbell.
THE * 1 VAN HELSING (2004, Fantasy) (PA) Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Rox- ** x VAN
TBS CHRONICLES burgh. A monster hunter battles creatures in Transylvania. (CC) HELSING (2004)
OF RIDDICK Hugh Jackman.
(:00) Untold Sto- I Eat 33,000 Calories a Day Four Word's Heaviest Man 1225 lb. Help! I'm a Hoarder Three individu-
TLC ries of the E.R, morbidly obese people struggle with Manuel Uribe of Monterrey, Mexico als ace the damaging effects of
(CC) their weight. (CC) battles to lose weight. (CC) compulsive hoarding. (N)
i ** THE ** OCEAN'S ELEVEN (2001, Comedy-Drama) George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy *** OCEAN'S
ITNT BOURNE SU- Garcia. A suave ex-con assembles a team to rob a casino vault. (CC) ELEVEN (2001)
PREMACY (CC)
TOON Camp Lazlo Class of 3000 Ed, Edd n Eddy My Gym Part- GrimAdven- Futurama Futurama t
T ONIner's a Monkey tures (CC) (CC)
TV5:00) Passe-moi Rachid Taha Spectacle de Rai Rachid Taha. Concert prelude la Fete national Concert prelude
TV5 es jumelles a la Fete national.
TWC Storm Stories Weather: PM Edition (CC) It Could Happen Full Force Na- Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
TW (CC) Tomorrow .ture (CC)
(:00) Premios Buscando a Timbiriche, la Nueva Banda Concursantes compiten para hacerse miembro de una banda.
UNIV Juventud... Ac-
ceso Total
* BAD BOYS II (2003, Action) Martin Lawrence, The 4400 A4400 knows the truth (:01) The Dead Zone "Switch"
USA Will Smith, Jordi Moll:Two detectives battle a drug behind some of history's most fa- Johnny falls for a woman on a train.
kingpin in Miami. (CC) mous conspiracies. (N) (CC) (N) (CC)
(:00)100 Great- 100 Greatest Teen Stars "Hour 5" Rock of Love With Bret Michaels Hogan Knows Scott Balo Is 45
I VH1 est een Stars Teens 20-1. t The house is divided. (N) n Best n .. and Single
VS. PBR Bullrides Cycling Tour de France -- Stage 14. From Mazamet to Plateau-de-Beille; France.
Funniest Pets & American Idol Rewind "CBS 6 to Maximum Exposure "Hell on Earth" WGN News at (:40) Instant Re-
WGN People f (CC) 5" ft (CC) CC) Nine (N) f (CC) play n (CC)
! Reba The 7th Heaven "Deacon Blues" Ruthie Supernatural "Everybody Loves a CW11 News at Ten Thome. (N)
IWPIX Housewarming" tells T-Bone that he should get his Clown" f (CC) (CC)
f (CC) driver's license. f
\ (:00) CSI: Miami CSI: Miami "Losing Face" Horatio Stone Undercover "lts All Fun and Red Sox This Red Sox Stories
WSB K Golden Para- sets out on a personal mission to Games" (CC) Week
chute" A (CC) find his mentor's killer. f

HARRY POT- Big Love "Dating Game" Margene John From Cincinnati His Visit Entourage Billy Right of the
H BO-E TEn-GOBLET uncovers Bill's secret. (C) Day Six" Someone challenges Linc's makes amends Conchords (N)
OF FIRE reign. (N) f (CC) with Eric. (N) t nf (CC)
(6:45) ** IN HER SHOES (2005, Comedy-Drama) * THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006, Comedy) Meryl Streep, Anne
H BO-P Cameron Diaz. A sexy partyer clashes with her seri- Hathaway, Adrian Grenier. A recent college graduate lands a job at a
ous-minded sister. t 'PG-13' (CC) fashion magazine. n 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:30) Coma f\ (:15) * HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005, Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint,
H B O-W cc) Emma Watson. Voldemort lays a trap for Harry at the Triwizard Toumament. ft 'PG-13' (CC)


S* 95 MILES TO GO (2004, Documentary) A film * MY HOUSE IN UMBRIA (2003, Drama) Mag- The Making Of:
H BO-S student documents Ray Romano's comedy tour. f 'R' ie Smith, Chris Cooper. Survivors of a terrorist attack The Notorious
(CC) develop a strong bond. f (CC) Bettle Page f
(:15) *', SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006, Adventure) Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, * MIAMI VICE (2006, Crime
MAX-E James Marsden. The Man of Steel faces an old enemy. t 'PG-13' (CC) Drama) Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx,
Gong Li. f 'R' (CC)
(:15)** THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO * THE ICE HARVEST (2005, Comedy-Drama) **SCREAM-
MOMAX RIFT (2006) Lucas Black. An American street racer John Cusack, Connie Nielsen. A mob lawyer and a ES (1995) Peter
takes on a Japanese champion. (CC) pornographer steal a small fortune. ft 'R (CC) Weller. 'R'
(:15) IN THE MIX (2005) Usher Raymond. iTV. A Dexter The Poppng Chey" (iTV) Meadowlands Danny tries to find
SHOW disc jockey becomes a bodyguard for a mobster's Dexter's gilfrie gets an unwel- the truth; a romantic triangle takes a
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RASH (2004) Scott Caan. Four divers cross paths with drug smugglers. C 'PG-13'
Sandra Bullock. (CC)


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Matthew McConaughey, Steve
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ACROSS
9 About meals, going to
extremes (9)
10 Take longer to tell than (9)
12 The boy? Hey, he left with the
woman! (4)
13 Abdicate and the son is brought in to
rule (6)
14 "Is important," they'Snarl (7)
15 Why the prison was Inundated with
malefactors? (5,4)
17 Released, be free to have a meal
inside with the guard (9)
18 Just so it's before the ices melt (7)
19 Keep knocking excellent (4,2)
20 Space is one's particular
specialty (4)
23 Through which a cockney views the'
outside world? (3,6)
25 Is better than the other solvents? (9)
26 Puts on airs (4)
27 Think the commercial about was
entertaining (6)
29 Copied the cot and the bunk (7)
32 Awfully poor reviews are coming in
for "The Tyrant (9)
34 What an ice plant won't survive
beside? (9)
35 Holding many prefer the
taste of (7)
36 With the woman at large, it's only to
be expected (6).
37 Not doing anything,
extricate from (4)
38, Compensated for having made a
bad investment (9)
39 Personal property (9)


DOWN
1 Bamboozles one of the top players,
the paper reveals (8)
2 The bequest is a complete
revelation (4,8)
3 Tear the material and you scold (8)
4 Tell you a number have got the
wrong ideas about (6)
5 Where the nutty bread is kept? (5,3)
6 Got rid of, left in a fury (7,3)
7 Bob is brusque? Yes, terribly (7)
8 Where to make big decisions and
pedestrians often have to (10)
11 Complain when a novice gets
through to win over (5)
16 Find out and I let fly about the one
caught (6)
19 Having a weapon, submit to (3)
21 Will it show where the pot of
goldfish is? (7,5)
22 What a draper will provide whenever
you like? (2,4)
23 Live wire the hellhound's playing
with? (4,2,4)
24 Mother, ask the girl what the flower
is (6,4)
25 Not even funny (3)
28 Notes the date received? (8)
29 Looks up "Potential Disease spread-
ers" (8)
30 Because gloomy, you know, when
challenged about (8)
31 Conceal, as before, when you get
back (7)
33 Put the pawn in front of it and it's
checked (5)
34 Before the many tears shed flow (6)


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Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker
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West dealer.
North-South vulnerab
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WEST
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SOUTE
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The bidding:
West North E
Pass Pass P.
Pass 34 P;
Pass 7 P:
Opening lead six o
Once upon a tim
ago, B. Jay Becker, fi
this column, was play
of-four event and h
hand. He opened two
partner, Dorothy Ha
responded three diami
Becker. invoked t
force convention by I
notrump, asking his
seven of her suit if sl
the three top diamond
Truscott complied, an
bd seven notrump in
safety.
Making seven no


Famous Hand
score of 2,220 points was, of course,
ble. the best result possible for Becker-
H Truscott. Naturally, they were curi-
ous to learn whether their counter-
parts at the other table had also
3 reached the grand slam.
Their hopes more than material-
EAST ized when they later compared
K J 10 8 results with their teammates, Sam
V 8 5 4 2 Fry.Jr. and Peter Leventritt. At their
J 10 table, with Fry West, the bidding had
+J63 gone:
I West North East South
1 NT (!) Pass Pass Dble
Pass Pass Pass
Fry had chosen this moment to
4 open the bidding with a psychic
notrump. His timing couldn't have
iast South been more perfect.
ass 2 When his partner passed one
ass 5 NT notrump, showing zero to seven
ass 7 NT points, and South doubled, Fry knew
if spades. his opponents had a sure game, prob-
e, many years ably a small slam and possibly a
former editor of grand slam. He thought it likely that
ring in a team- North would pass the double and that
eld the South he (Fry) would take very few tricks.
clubs, and his He was certainly right in this
yden Truscott, respect so much so that, as soon
onds. as the opening diamond lead was
ie grand slam made, Fry conceded all the tricks!.
leaping to five Down seven 1,300 points in those
partner to bid days nevertheless brought his
he held two of team a net gain of 920 points. ~"
d honors. Mrs. Generally, psychics are not a pIy-
Id Becker then ing proposition and produce unfavpr-
the interests of able results, but when they work"is
well as this one did, one can only
trump for a shake one's head in wonder.


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HOW many words of

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

TODAY'S TARGET
Good 20; very good 30; excellent 40.,
Solution tomorrow.


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18 19 20 1
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EASY PUZZLE


ACROSS
9 Very funny (9)
10 Complicated in
design (9)
12 Domesticate (4)
13 Inuit(6)
14 Sewing aid (7)
15 Person sent into
space 9)
17 Easily (2,1,6)
18 Torture (7)
19 Stadia (6)
20 Close (4)
23 Confuses, puzzles (9)
25 Resist (9)
26 Apple's centre (4)
27 Sinew (6)
29 Stroll (7)


32 Genuine (9)
34 Bloodthirsty (9)
35 Great circle of the
earth (7)
36 One of lwd-(6)
37 Prisoner's room (4)
38 Reverberates (9)
39 Book of synonyms (9)
DOWN
1 Termite (5,3)
2 Weapon type (5-7)
3 Unchanging (8)
4 Help (6)
5 Pop flavour (8)
6 Karate, say
(7,3)
7 According to reason
(7)


Famous (10)
Scope, extent (5)
Excessively (6)
Donkey (3)
Intimate conversation
(5-2-5)
Take for granted (6)
Pirates (10)
Body of voters (10)
Be victorious (3)
Diminish (8)
Wizard or magician
(8)
Fidgety (8)
Planet (7)
Brutal ruffians (5)
Change in form (6)


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SATURDAY,

JULY 21

ARIES March 21/April20
You're feeling hot under the collar and
looking for an escape. Now might be.
the perfect time to schedule.a imuch-
needed vacation. Invite a close friend
to share the trip.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
When a coworker brings an idea to the
table, listen with open ears, Taurus.
You may be quick to dismiss his or
her suggestions, but there is a method
to the reasoning.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
It's a bumpy road this week, Gemini.
Wednesday proves to be the most
challenging. Financial issues are at
the heart of the situation. Buckle'
down and stick to that budget.'
CANCER June 22/July 22
'A medical problem has you feeling
depressed, Cancer. Keep faith,
because the doctors are about to dis-
cover the reason behind your mal-
ady. Accept family help on Friday..
LEO July 23/August 23
A big ego is no way to win friends, Leo,
and that's what you've been showcas-.
ing lately. Hudiiffy is the right path for.
the next few days. Your friends will
remark over the sudden change.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
An elusive romance has put a damper
on your spirits. A new employee at,
work may be your ticket to a mean-.
ingful relationship. Thursday is your
power day make the most of it.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Someone in the house has you losing
your temper on Saturday. You have
every reason to be upset, but yellirig
won't solve anything.' If talking
doesn't work, keep your distance.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have been keeping secrets from
a loved one, Scorpio. How can.you
expect others' trust in situations-like
these? Fessing up may be the honor-
able thing to'do.
SAGITARIUS Nov 23/De0.21
You've had a creative idea devel-
oping for a while. Now is the time
to put your plan into action.
Friends are ready and waiting in
the wings to offer support. .
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jair20
Have you been feeling down albut
your appearance? A makeover may
be just what you need to revive ypur
spirits. Get together with a group,-and
plan an afternoon of pampering."
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18; '
It's time to get back in shape '0owg.
that bathing-suit season has arrie'd.'
It's easier than you'd think if yot set
reachable goals. A family member
wants to join in.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Restlessness can easily be treated
with a spontaneous road trip. Pack
just the essentials and set out for
some quiet "you" time.


Alexander Morozevich v
Shakhyirar Mamedyarov, al
Memorial, Moscow 2006. It
seemed a great Idea at the time.
Mikhall Talthe magidan from
Riga and all-time tactical genius,
would have been 70 In
November had not vodka,
tobacco and a congenital kidney
ailment killed him at 55. The
elite.tounament should have
produced sparkling play in his
memory. True, there were some
subtle endgames, but the
tactical moment which stood out
was Lev Aronlan's awful blunder
featured in puzzle 8297, while In
the final round every game was
a quick draw. Today's opponents
were the leading tactidans In
the event, but Moro finished last
and Shak drew all nine games.
Matched, they produced a dull


109-mov marathon redeemed a
little by this diagm. White Is
trying to win with queen and
knght against queen. How should
Blac (to play) defend?


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CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 4, N-e.g.-ate 7, Fern-and-O 8, Brazil 10, El-l-as 13, C-l-ub 14, Roll 15,
P-O-EM 16, Etc. 17, Omen 19, Bale 21, Initially 23, F-led 24, Clef 26, Sal 27,
Grab 29, Idol 32, Fee-L 33, Beady 34, Sonata 35, Diverted 36, BR-Andy
DOWN: 1, After 2, T-r-ail 3, L-ass 4, No-bl-e 5, Grab 6, Tristo 9, Rumble 11, Lob
12, A-L-one 13, Co-nic-al 15, Pet 16, Ely 18 Mi-'l'--t 20, Alfie 21, III 22, Alh
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EASY SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 4. Carton 7, Parallel 8, Easter 10, Tribe ,13, Back 14, Sole 15, Mere 16,
Set 17, Foul 19, Thor 21, Formation 23, Sign 24, Tact 26, Act 27, Abet 29, Emit
32, Stud 33, Slope 34, Groped 35, Darkness 36, Sentry
DOWN: 1 Spots 2 Trail 3, Else 1 Clear 5, Risk 6, Opener 9, Acetic 11, Roc 12,
S- t, i - ^ i P !J-'t' 1 F'' O? T'7 23
SScarce 25, Dip 28, Buddy 30, Moped 31, Tense 32, Spit 33, Sake


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Sunny to partly Partly cloudy and Partly sunny, a t- Mostly cloudy, a t- Clouds and sun, a t- Clouds and sun, a
cloudy and hot. warm. storm possible. storm possible. storm possible. shower possible.
High: 91 High: 89" High: 890 High: 91
High: 910 Low: 790 Low: 770 Low: 770 Low: 77" Low: 790
-F.FI -I-4 13411...... F 1103-55-F j
Lw.77*F)WC The exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature is an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, and
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.

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ABACO
Lght91F/3'C
Lo1F0WC


WEST PALM BEACH
High:9irF/32*C
Low7TrPF/25C


1 MIAMI
igh:90rF/32rC
Low:79*F/26*C


Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's
highs and tonight's lows.


Sunday
W High Low
F/C F/C
t. 91/32 67/19
s 71/21 56/13
PC 85/29 66/18
s 81/27 62/16
s 84/28 60/15
s 78/25 61/16
s 79/26 57/13
t 90/32 69/20
s 82/27 58/14
s 79/26 59/15
t 93/33 74/23
pc 96/35 64/17
pc 82/27 60/15
c 88/31 76/24
t 91/32 73/22
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FREEPORT
Igh:91F/33*C
Low.79 F/26*C


NASSAUi
Lagh791F/3C C


ELEUM"
HIghW:9*F
.Lotr79rFfA


GREATEXUMA
HigtW1F/3W*C
Low. 81F/2r C


ANDROS
Hgh:91'F/33*C
Low: 80*iF/*C


Sunday Today
W High Low W High Low W
F/C F/C F/C F/C
s 83/28 59/15 s Phiadlpha 838 62/16
t 90/32 72/22 t Phoenix 103/39 85/29 t
s 90/32 68/20 s P$ttsbrghl 76/24 54/12 s
s 106/41 84/28 pc Portland, OR 77/25 63/17 sh
Pc. 89/31 67/19 pC Rlegh Durtam 85/29, 2 /16 ,pc
pc 85/29 66/18 pc St. Louis 84/28 64/17 s
s .86/30 62/16 s Sqlt*ake ity, 98/36 69/20 s
pc 88/31 67/19 s San Antonio 85/29 73/22 t
t 90/32 77/25 t San Diego 76/24 68/20 pc
s 88/31 71/21 s San Francisco 74/23 59/15 pc
pc 86/30 63/17 s Seattle 71/21 60i/5 js( h
t 91/32 73/22 pc Tallahassee 87/30 71/21 t
s 83/28 67/19 pc Tampa '90/32 76/24 t.
pc 91/32 71/21 pc Tucson 94/34 77/25 t
t 9 ,90/32 7t3 ,t Washington, DC 84/28 65/18 s
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Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday
Temperature
High .................................................. 92* F/33" C
Low .................................................. 77 F/25" C
Normal high ................................ 88" F/310 C
Normal low .................................. .... 75" F/24* C
Last year's high .................... ......... 90* F/32* C
Last year's low .................................. 74* F/24 C


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High Ht.ft.) Low Ht.(ft.)
Today 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
Monday 2:39 a.m. 2.0 8:42 a.m. 0.5
3:22 p.m. 2.5 9:48 p.m. 0.7
Tuesday 3:35 a.m. 2.0 9:35 a.m. 0.5
4:18 p.m. 2.6 10:46 p.m. 0.6

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Precipitation Sunrise...... 6:32 a.m. Moonrise ... 12:54 p.m.
As of 2 p.m. yesterday .............................. 0.00" Sunset.......8:00 p.m. Moonset......... none
Year to date ................................................ 34.69" First Full Last New
Normal year to date. ................................. 22.64"

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CATISLAND
High:990F/32"C
Low.73F/236C


SAN SALVADOR
SHigOl"F/32'C
,Low.75 F/24'C
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LG ISLAND
Hig9crF/32C
Low.75Ff


Sunday
High Low W
F/C F/C
84/28 66/18 pc
103/39 85/29 t CRO
78/25 58/14RAGGED ISLAND
76/24 61/16 r Hlgh:90F/32C
86/30 6/16 pc Lowh:71FOF 'C
88/31 66/18 s
99/37 73/22 pc
91/32 73/22 t
77/25 67/19 pc
74/23 58/14 s
73/22 60/15 c
94/34 70/21 t
90/32 T77/25 t
96/35 77/25 t
82/2. 66O1 pc ..
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MAYAGUANA
,.r^... Higi91rF/33'C
Low:75"F/24*C


OKED ISL /ACKUNS
Hig*i'1-/33- c
Low:75*F)24C


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Dublin 63/17 50/10 sh 63117 52111 pc
Frankfurt 77/25 57/13 t 73/22 54/12 pc
Geneva ,75/23 57/13 t 73/22 54/12 pc
Halifax 70/21 54/12 r 72/22 57/13 r
Havana 91/32 73/22 t 86/30 74/23 t
Helsinki 70/21 55/12 s 73/22 57/13 s
Hong Kong 91/32 82/27 p 91/32 82/27 pc
Islamabad 96/35 80/26 t 102/38 79/26 pc
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Pads 72/22 55/12 pc 73/22 59/15 pc
Prague 78/25 60/15 pc 73/22 53/11 t
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Riyadh 106/41 87/30 s 106/41 84/28 s
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Sunday: SSE at 5-10 Knots 0-1 Feet 5-7 Miles 850 F
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PAGE 12, SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007


THE TRIBUNE '


-IN ATAIOANE


Taliban threatens

to kill 18 abducted

South Korean

Christians in

Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan

TALIBAN militants
threatened Friday to kill at
least 18 kidnapped South
Korean Christians, including
15 women, within 24 hours
unless the Asian nation with-
draws its 200 troops from
Afghanistan, according to
Associated Press.
In the largest abduction of
foreigners since the fall of
the Taliban regime in 2001,
several dozen fighters kid-
napped the South Koreans at
gunpoint from a bus in
Ghazni province on Thurs-
day, said Ali Shah
Ahmadzai, the provincial
police chief.
"They have got until
tomorrow (Saturday) at
noon to withdraw their
troops from Afghanistan, or
otherwise we will kill the 18
Koreans," Qari Yousuf
Ahmadi, who claims to speak
for the Taliban, told The
Associated Press on a satel-
lite telephone from an undis-
closed location. "Right now
they are safe and sound."
Outmatched by foreign .
troops, the Taliban often
resort to kidnapping civilians
caught traveling on treacher-
ous roads, particularly in the
country's south, where the
insurgency is raging. The tac-
tic hurts President Hamid
Karzai's government by dis-
couraging foreigners
involved in reconstruction
projects from venturing into
remote areas where their
help is most needed.
The abductions came a day.
after two Germans and five
of Afghan colleagues work-
ing on a dam project were
kidnapped in central Wardak
province.
Ahmadi said the Taliban
were also holding the two
Germans, and threatened to
kill them if Germany did not
withdraw its 3,000 troops
from a NATO4ed force by
noon Saturday the same
deadline as he gave South
Korea.
Germany's Foreign Min-
istry said it was "aware of the
statement by the so-called
spokesman of the Taliban"
but that it contradicted a
statement the previous day
that the Taliban was not
holding the Germans.
"We will continue to care-
fully monitor developments
of the situation," ministry
spokesman Martin Jaeger
said. "All necessary steps
have been taken. The crisis'
team continues to work
toward a swift release of the
two kidnapped men."
On June 28, another Ger-
man.man was kidnapped in
western Afghanistan, but was
released after a week.
South Korea has about 200
troops serving with an 8,000-
strong U.S.-led force, which
is separate from the 40,000-
member NATO-led.force.
It was unclear what the
Koreans were doing in
Afghanistan.
A year ago, hundreds of
South Korean Christians
were ordered to leave.
Afghanistan amid rumors
they were proselytizing in the
deeply conservative Islamic
nation. A member of that
group promised they would
return to the country in
smaller groups, but denied
charges of spreading Chris-
* tianity.
Yonhap reported that
most of the hostages were
members of the Saemmul .
Community Church in Bun-
dang, just south of the South
Korean capital, Seoul.
An official at the Presby-
terian church confirmed 20
of its members were in
Afghanistan for volunteer
work. The group left South
Korea on July 13 and was to
return on July 23, she said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because she was
not authorized to talk to the
media.


There were conflicting
reports on how many Kore-
ans were kidnapped.
The South Koreans' bus
driver, released late Thurs-
day, said there were 18
women and five men on the
bus, Ahmadzai said.
The Taliban spokesman
said 15 women and three
men were seized. And the
South Korean Foreign Min-
istry reported the abduction
of 21 Koreans, including 16
women, according to the
country's news agency, Yon-
hap.


-, .i -.
THE Caesars Palace executives Gary Selesner, left, Tom Jenkin, John Unwin, right, hold the renderings of the hotel's new expansion project during a news confer-
ence at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 19, 2007. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand the Caesars Palace in Las
Vegas, including building a new 665-room hotel tower called the Octavids.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)





Harrah's plans $Ibn expansion





for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas


* LAS VEGAS

GAMBLING giant Harrah's
Entertainment Inc. announced
a $1 billion expansion Thurs-
day for its flagship Caesars
Palace hotel-casino in a bid to
compete with a wave of new
megaresorts planned for the
Las Vegas Strip, according to
Associated Press.
The company plans to build
a 665-room tower called


Octavius, three pool villas for
high rollers, add an extra
263,000 square feet of conven-
tion space and upgrade 512 of
its oldest rooms.
The expansion, which adds
a sixth tower and will bring the
room count to 4,013 by early
2009, is the most expensive for
the 41-year-old property at the
corner of one of the Strip's
most famous intersections.
"When people come here,


they will still feel like they are
at their father's Caesars Palace,
but they'll also feel that they're
at the Caesars Palace for the
new generation," said the prop-
erty's president, Gary Selesner.

Appetite

The expansion, which comes
after shareholders agreed in
April to be bought by private


equity firms Apollo Manage-
ment Group and Texas Pacific
Group for $17.1 billion, shows
the new owners' continued
appetite to spend more capi-
tal.
In May, Harrah's announced
the first phase of what willibe a
$1 billion Margaritaville Casino
& Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Harrah's Entertainment is
the world's largest gambling
company by revenue and sec-


ond-largest on the Las Vegas
Strip, where it also operates
the Flamingo, Paris, Ballys,
Rio and Harrah's hotel-casi-
nos.
Caesars' expansion will
allow the property to raise
room rates in line with a raft
of upscale, multibillion dollar.
megaresorts planned for the
Strip, Selesner said.
They include Las Vegas
Sands Corp.'s $2.6 billion
Palazzo set to open by the end
of the year and the Wynrr.
Resorts Ltd.'s $2.1 billiij,
Encore scheduled to open -in
2009. The $7.4 billion City-
Center mixed-use project
planned by MGM Mirage Inc.
is targeted for late 2009 and
the $4.8 billion Echelon devel-,
opment by Boyd Gaming,
Corp. is set for late 2010.
"We think we've put togeth-
er a program and a package
that will now allow Caesars
Palace to compete with what-
ever is coming down the line,"
Selesner said.

InCentive

The move also is intended-
as an incentive for customers'
who gamble and earn frequent
player points atHarrah's 39
casinos in the U.S., Canada
and Uruguay. Those gamblers
can spend points at Caesars
or vice versa. Harrah's also.is
seeking to expand the Caesars
brand from properties in.Las
Vegas, Atlantic City and Indi-
ana into the Bahamas, Slove-
nia and Spain.
"We're building value into
the Total Rewards network at
all the properties," Selesner,.
said.
New rooms will feature flat-*
panel TVs, clock radios with',
iPod docking stations, TVs
embedded in bathroom mir-.
rors and upscale linens. Rea-
ovated rooms will include
marble "surround showers"
that accommodate two peo-
ple.
The expansion follows
recent additions at Caesars
Palace, such as opening a ver-
sion of the exclusive Harlem
restaurant Rao's, and the sign-
ing of Bette Midler as a head-,
line performer to replace
Celine Dion next year.
The property also is
expanding its pool complex
with more cabanas, a cafe and
an outdoor spa and wedding
venue, and upgrading its
sports book, buffet and fodd
court.
The company plans to hire
1,000 more people to staff the
property in addition to the
7,500 current employees.


* ABONDANCE, France

MUDDY slopes, slushy peaks, unused lifts
- this town in the French Alps is living out the
nightmare of many a ski resort in a century
scientists say is doomed to keep getting
warmer, according to Associated Press.
The city council of Abondance its name a
cruel reminder of the generous snowfall it
once enjoyed voted 9-6 last month to shut
down. the ski station that has been its eco-
nomic raison d'etre for more than 40 years.
The reason: not enough snow.
Abondance is the French Alps' first ski
station to fall apparent victim to global warm-
ing. It will almost certainly not be the last.
At 3,051 feet, this station between Mont
Blanc and Lake Leman falls in the altitude
range climate scientists say has seen the most
dramatic drop in snowfall in recent genera-
tions.
The Alps as a whole, which pull in about 70
million tourists every year primarily for win-
ter sports, are "particularly sensitive" to cli-
mate change, according to a study last winter
by the Organization for Economic Coopera-
tion and Development.
It calls climate change a serious threat to
Alpine ski resorts and the regional economies
that depend on them. The most recent World
Cup ski circuit was badly hit by a lack of
snow, with several races in the Alps even at
high altitudes called off.
In Switzerland, melting permafrost has
forced several companies to take technical
measures to ensure their stations don't fall off
the mountain.
Last week, a commercial court in Lyon put
the Transmontagne company, which oper-
ates mid-altitude resorts in France, Switzer-
land, Italy and Slovenia, under bankruptcy
protection for the next six months. Warming
weather is seen as a key reason for its finan-
cial woes.
Abondance's troubles are alarming towns
in the surrounding valleys. Homeowners fear
a crash in housing prices. Neighboring La
Chappelle-d'Abondance is considering chang-
ing its name to dissociate itself from the shut-
ting station.
Abondance Mayor Serge Cettour-Meunier
fears that the closure of his station is the start
of a troubling trend.
"Skiing is again becoming a sport for the
rich," since only elite high-altitude resorts
will have sufficient snowfall, he said.


Abondance city council votes

to shut down ski centre


The $3.03 million annual economy of his
town and its 1,300 residents depend on winter
sports. Last year, the lifts sustained a loss of
$882,000.
"The town can no longer pay," he said.
Gerald Giraud of the Snow Study Center of
Meteo-France at Grenoble said altitudes of
2,950-4,900 feet are where "global warming
will pose the greatest problems."
Even taking into account irregular weath-
Ser cycles, snowfall levels fell 25.2 inches on
average between 1960 and 2007 across the
French Alps, he said.
His center noted a rise in average temper-
ature of 2.7-3.3 degrees over the Alpine
ranges since the early 1980s.
The OECD report said warming in the
Alps in recent years has been roughly three
times the global average.

Studies
For geographic and geological reasons,
Germany is likely to suffer the most from cli-
mate change, while Switzerland is the least at
risk, the report said. Austria and Italy are
slightly more sensitive than average, while
France has average risk, based on climate
studies and projections.
The report studied only the Alps but noted
that its implications extend "to other moun-
tain systems which may face similar ... chal-
lenges, for example in North America, Aus-
tralia and New Zealand."
Skiers who once frequented Abondance
are likely to head to larger, higher stations
elsewhere in the French Alps. But even some
large, high stations in Switzerland have
already resorted to artificial snow in recent
years.
For smaller stations like Abondance, snow-
sprayers are not a viable option since they
require a minimal snow cover, and the high
temperatures melt any snow fast.
Longer term, the warming in the Alps
could provide a boost to less-charted places
like the mountains above Sochi, the Russian
city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014


Winter Olympics.
Investors are not ready to write off Alpine
ski resorts yet, noting how unpredictable
weather-dependent investments are.
"We remain calm, one shouldn't overstate
the phenomenon," said Georges Gay-
Lancernin, of Credit Agricole de Haute
Savoie, one of the chief banks financing
France's mountain economy.
Nevertheless, small stations are having
increasing difficulty finding investors.
Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, at 2,952 feet
sought public funding to upgrade one of its
lifts. The improved lift, ready for the 2006-07
season, didn't budge all winter because there
was not enough snow.
In Abondance, where snow fell only 20
days last year, town officials have been seek-
ing private buyers for the station for several
years. Transmontagne and Remy Loisirs
expressed interest, but never followed
through, the mayor said.
The regional council for the Haute Savoie
region refused the mayor's request for aid,
deeming the station no longer profitable.
The news of the closure has hit hard in this
town that has revolved around the ski sta-
tion since 1964. Sporting good stores and
restaurants specializing in local cheese dom-
inate the town's main street.
"The mayor made a courageous, realistic
and calm decision," said retired dairy farmer
Andre Gagneux.
Restaurant owner Marie-Jane Teninge, 61,
disagreed.
"I am skeptical about global warming. It's
just a matter of cycles," she said, adding that
she was ready to pay more taxes to keep the
station open.
Jean-Charles Simiand, president of the
French national union for ski lifts and cable
cars, noted that the lifts are used for hikers
and mountain bikers in summer, but that the
activity accounts for just 3 percent of overall
lift revenues.
"The mid-altitude stations must adapt," he
said. "Diversification of the economy is pos-
sible, but so far no one has found an activity
that can substitute for skiing."


Snowless in a warming world, ski



resort in French Alps bids adieu