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Title: The Tribune.
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 8/11/2007
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Chairman of the Acklins
Regatta and Homecoming
Committee dismissed
over 'Anna Nicole race'

Tribune Staff Reporter
"KING" Eric Gibson, chair-
man of the Acklins Regatta and
Homecoming Committee, has
been dismissed from his post by
the president of the association
for embarrassing the commit-
tee and the people of Acklins
by turning their recent regatta
into an Anna Nicole spectacle.
Mrs Anita Collie-Pratt, pres-
ident of the Acklins Trade and
Development Association, pub-
licly announced King Eric's dis-
missal from the Acklins Com-
mittee at a press conference
yesterday. Mrs Collie-Pratt
apologized to the people of
Acklins and the country for the
"Anna Nicole race" and assured

the public that in no way did
she, or the association benefit in
any way from the event.
"The association, nor the
people of Acklins had anything
to do with the Anna Nicole
race. At this time I wish the
people of the Bahamas to know
that we did not sanction the
Anna Nicole race, nor did we
benefit in any form or fashion
from the C-class race held in
Acklins. And on behalf of
everyone we apologize to every-
one for this race," she said.
Yesterday The Tribune
reported that residents of Ack-
lins were furious that their
regatta had been used to pro-
mote the name of the former
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Govt officials

'in panic' over

regatta claims
GOVERNMENT officials were yesterday said to be "in a pan-
ic" trying to limit fallout over claims that the Acklins regatta was
hijacked by outsiders promoting the name of late cover girl Anna
Nicole Smith.
Employees at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture were
reportedly "scrambling around looking for a response" after The
Tribune published a story about Acklins residents' fury over the
weekend event.
The islanders alleged that their annual regatta was given a pink
theme Anna Nicole's favourite colour with government sailing
consultant 'King' Eric Gibson arriving in a pink sailing craft called
'Anna's Dream'.
The late starlet's lawyer-companion Howard K Stern, who fought
an unsuccessful battle in the courts to establish his claim to be
father of her baby Dannielynn, was also there.
Locals said an ET Entertainment channel camera team was
recording the regatta, alleging that $500,000 had been paid for
exclusive filming rights. And they said one race was named in
SEE page 10

Bahamas named richest

country in the Caribbean

THE Bahamas was once again
named the richest country in
the Caribbean with a
$21,300 GDP per capital.
Trinidad and Tobago has been
ranked as the -second among 10
richest countries in the Caribbean
with a $19,700 GDP per
Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts
and Nevis, Dominican Republic,
St Lucia, Jamaica, Cuba and
Grenada were in the 10 in
descending order, according to
information compiled and post-
ed by website Aneki.com, an
independent, privately operated
website based in Montreal, Cana-
Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) is the monetary value of
all the finished goods and services
produced within a country's bor-

ders in a specific time period.
GDP is usually calculated on an
annual basis.
It includes all of private and
public consumption, government
outlays, investments and exports
less imports that occur within a
defined territory.
The data for country compila-
tions are derived from numerous
sources, including United Nations
agencies and the United States
Central Intelligence Agency's
World Factbook.
Meanwhile, in the category of
richest countries in the world,
Luxembourg came in first
with $68,800 per capital.
Equatorial Guinea, United
Arab Emirates, Norway, Ireland,
United States, Andorra, Iceland,
Denmark and Austria were in
descending order.

* PRESIDENT of Acklins Trade and Development Association Anita Collie Pratt briefed the
press yesterday on the termination of King Eric Gibson as the chairman of the Acklins Regatta
and Homecoming Committee
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

Company seeks Bahamas distributors
for new hurricane protection panel

AN ELECTION court is
not the proper venue to
determine a person's citi-
zenship and subsequent right
to vote, says attorney Fred
Mr Smith is lead counsel
for Marco City MP Zhivargo
Laing, whose constituency
seat will be contested by
PLP Senator Pleasant
Bridgewater in an election
court hearing next year.
Although confident that
his client would retain his
seat as representative for the
residents of Grand Bahama
after the trial, which begins
January 21, 2008, Mr. Smith
expressed his disagreement
over the issues raised by the
PLP and Senator Bridgewa-
"The challenges on the
basis of citizenship are noth-
ing less than insults to the
Bahamian citizens that voted
in Marco City," Mr Smith
said. "The issue of investi-
gating a person's citizenship
or residence in a constituen-
cy is a matter that Pleasant
Bridgewater and the PLP
should have dealt with
before the election."
He added that under Sec-
tion 21 of the Parliamentary
Elections Act there are pro-
visions in place for persons
who wish to "'challenge a
person's qualifications for
voting" and any appoint-
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School policing
unit officers 'yet
to be paid for
month of July'
OFFICERS of the School
Policing Unit are in an uproar
as they have yet to be paid
salaries for the month of July,
sources told The Tribune.
According to an angry offi-
cer who asked to have his
name withheld, he, along with
his unit consisting of 30 offi-
cers, expected to be paid on
the last government pay day,
which was two weeks ago.
"The school policing unit
was supposed fo get paid at
the end of (July) and for some
reason we was not paid," the
officer complained. "I don't
know what happen and ain' no
one will pay my late fees." He
also voiced frustration over
the Ministry of Education's
failure lo inform the unit
where they would be stationed
next, as it was his belief they
will no longer be policing gov-
ernment schools.
The unit was introduced in
September 2005 with the
intention of placing at least
one officer in every govern-
SEE page 10

Robert Nihon
dies suddenly
at age of 57
ROBERT A Nihon, chair-
man of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of Nihon
Global Partners, died suddenly
in Dorval, Canada, yesterday
morning. He was 57.
Mr. Nihon was the former
Chairman of the Board of Alex-
is Nihon Real Estate Invest-
ment Trust. He was the son of
the late Alexis Nihon, founder
of the Canadian based Alex'is
Nihon Group, and his wife
Alice, who made their home in
Nassau with their three young
children after World War II.
From 1992 to 2002, Mr.
Nihon was Executive Chairman
of the Alexis Nihon group of
companies, a predecessor to
Alexis Nihon Real Estate
Investment Trust, and was
actively involved in real estate
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* AN ASSOCIATE with Storm Stoppers, Todd Foster,
demonstrates how easy the panel is to install.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FLORIDA-BASED company that manufactures a
new kind of hurricane protection panel dubbed "the
plywood alternative" is looking for distributors in the
Bahamas for its product.
Storm Stoppers produces sheets of corrugated plastic
which can be cut to fit the size of windows and attached
by means of super-strong Velcro a "3M Dual Lock".
The company claims that its product is a stronger, eas-
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RBDF works on site for northern

command base on Grand Bahama



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Carlyn A. Coakley

With Lots of Love

From: Family, Friends &
A Tribune Staff

Tribune Freeport
Bahamas Defence Force offi-
cials have started work at a site
in Grand Bahama for the
establishment of a temporary
northern command base.
Commander Philip Clarke,
officer-in-charge of the north-
ern command, and Chief Petty
Officer Godfrey Barry are in
Freeport with a small group of
officers who are preparing a
site at the old police compound
at Peel Street.
"We are presently operating
here conducting patrols, said
Mr Clarke, but are we also in
the process of trying to set up a
base in Grand Bahama."
The Defence Force will be
restoring seven duplex build-
ings at Peel Street, where a
team of eight officers are
presently working one of the
"Right now, we are develop-
ing this site to house person-
nel, and eventually the long
term plan will be to develop a
permanent site where we can
develop a base and operate
from there,' he said.
Commander Clarke said the

northern command base will
be responsible for covering the
northern Bahamas region,
including Grand Bahama, the
Abacos, the Bimini and Berry
Island chains, and as far as the
Cay Sal Bank.
He said they are currently
operating a 6-meter craft out
of Freeport Harbour, which
they use to conduct patrols
throughout the northern
Mr Clarke said that the
Defence Force has not yet
determined how many officers
will be stationed at the com-
mand base in Grand Bahama.
"Initially, we are looking at
roughly about 100 persons on
the ground, but that has not
yet been determined. The base
here is going to be a smaller
base than Coral Harbour (in
New Providence)," he said.

Patrols by the Defence Force
in Grand Bahama are expected
to provide greater effectiveness
in the interdiction of illegal
drugs and arms smugglers, the
capture of illegal immigrants,
and the protection of the
marine environment and
Since patrols started several
weeks ago, Defence Force and
Fisheries officials have made
several arrests of persons sus-
pected of violating the fisheries
Mr Clarke noted that RBDF
officers are also responsible for
responding to emergencies at
sea that may involve search
and rescue missions.
"Our presence here in the
north would mean that we can
get to those persons in need
more quickly rather than com-
ing from Coral Harbour in

Nassau," said Mr Clarke.
As plans are underway for a
base in the northern region, the
Defence Force is preparing to
recruit more persons to join its
A recruitment exercise is
currently underway in Grand
Bahama for persons between
the ages of 18 and 24.
Applications are available at
the administrator's office on
West Atlantic Drive.
The deadline for application
is Monday, August 13.
Commander Clarke said the
minimum requirement to be a
marine is five BJCs with grades
C or above, including math and
Persons wishing to be
recruited as officers, he said,
must have five BGCSEs or
equivalent with grades C or


GEORGE Marino Abola (right), the first High Commission-
er of Uganda to the Bahamas, presented his Letters of Commission
to Governor General Arthur Hanna at Government House.
(BIS photo: Patrick Hanna)

108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. BoxEE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhodesmethod@batelnetbs
LAND (Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in The Bahamas"
AUGUST 12, 2007
God of our pilgrimage, You have willed that the gate of
mercy should stand open for those who trust in you:
look upon us with your favor that we who follow the
path of your will may never wander from the way of
life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
7:00 a.m. Rev. Evans Lazarre / Rev. Emily A.
Demeritte (Holy Communion)
9:00 a.m. Bro. Andrew Hunter

Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd
10:30 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte/Sis. Kelli Jolly
(Radio Broadcast)
6:30 p.m. Choirs
Street, Fox Hill)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Evans Lazarre/ Youth
11:00 a.m. Women of Providence
CHURCH (28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
9:00 a.m. Sis. Cecile Gardiner
5:15 p.m. Women of Good Shepherd
5:30 p.m. Friday Children's Club
9:00 a.m. Sunday Circuit Children's Commission
-Thrift Shop and other Ministries
Crawford St., Oakes Field) Reception to Primary
Methodists of the Conference are urged to pray and to
fast for Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The
fast begins weekly after the evening meal on Thursday
and ends at noon on Friday. This we proclaim
unswervingly: "My God and My Right."
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great
Hymns of Inspiration" 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.

e\hi for incrcjsed bilia-
eral co-operation
between the Bahama's
and Uganda according to
Governor General
Arthur Hanna.
He was speaking on
Thursday at a meeting
with George Marino
Abola, the first high com-
missioner of Uganda to
the Bahamas, during
which Mr Abola present-
ed his Letters of Com-
"We note the strong
growth rate of your econ-
omy, its vast agricultural
resources, and recent pol-
icy focus of the develop-
ment of value-added
products," the governor
general said.
He commended the
Ugandan government for
the initiatives and steps
taken to stimulate direct
foreign investment in that
"There is, therefore,
the potential for the shar-
ing of best practices in
these areas," the gover-
nor general said.
He noted that Uganda
has been internationally
recognized for being a
leader in Africa in the
prevention and treatment
"Like Uganda," the
governor general said,
"we have also made great
strides and have become
a regional leader in
HIV/AIDS prevention
and management. We
therefore embrace other
avenues which will lead
to even greater successes
in fighting this devastat-
ing pandemic.
"Your broad economic
and parliamentary back-
ground augurs well for
the development and
deepening of relations
between the Bahamas
and Uganda for the mutu-
al good of both our coun-
tries and peoples," the
governor general told
High Commissioner Abo-
The two nations estab-
lished diplomatic rela-
tions in November, 2005.
Uganda will host the
Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting
(CHOGM) in November
of this year.


THE TRIB E SY A T 1, 2 P E 3

0 In brief

Teenage girl
pleads guilty to
causing harm
FREEPORT A 17-year-
old Eight Mile Rock girl was
remanded to Sandilands Reha-
bilitation Centre for evaluation
after pleading guilty to causing
harm before the Juvenile Pan-
el on Thursday morning.
The charge stemmed from
an incident which allegedly
occurred at 'The Feel the Rush'
junkanoo parade on August 5.
The prosecution is claiming
that a young man, Renaldo
Darling, noticed an altercation
brewing between the defendant
and two other young women at
the junkanoo parade.
Darling attempted to inter-
vene, the prosecution said, but
was attacked by the defendant,
who allegedly smashed a Colt
45 beer bottle across his head
as a result of which he sus-
tained injuries and was treated
at the Rand Memorial Hospital
and later discharged.
The defendant pleaded guilty
to the charge and was remand-.
ed to the Sandilands Rehabili-
tation Centre to undergo psy-
chiatric evaluation.
She is expected to be
brought before the Juvenile
Panel again on the August 31
for sentencing.

Jamaican woman
pleads not
guilty to fraud
A JAMAICAN woman was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday where she pleaded
not guilty to fraud charges.
SAccording to court dockets,
it is alleged that on Sunday, July
29, Carmen Watkins, 41,
alias Carmen Ferguson,
obtained $700 in cash from
Winsome Philips by false pre-
The charges allege that she
obtained the cash while con-
cerned with another person and
with intent to defraud.
It is also alleged that she
obtained from Saskia Saunders
$700 in cash by false pretences.
Watkins pleaded not guilty
to both charges and was grant-
ed bail in the sum of $3,500.
The case was adjourned to
September 6.

Gray claims FNM sabotaging

local government system

Tribune Staff Reporter
A FORMER cabinet minis-
ter has accused the FNM of
sabotaging the country's local
government system by alleged-
ly removing several Family
Island administrators from
their posts.
Speaking at a press confer-
ence at his law office yester-
day morning, MICAL MP and
former minister for local gov-
ernment Alfred Gray hit out
at the current administration,
claiming that it had removed
and transferred five Family
Island administrators due to
their supposed PLP allegiance
- leaving several islands with-
out proper representation.
Mr Gray further criticised
the government's stoppage of
several construction contracts
in the MICAL constituency.
He said that it his belief that
these contracts will, after a
review period, be given to
FNM supporters.

The former minister said
that all these actions by the
FNM government are "retro-
gressive" and will undoubtedly
weaken the local government
Mr Gray expressed particu-
lar disgust with the removal of
the administrator from Ack-
"In Acklins, where prior to
2005 the people shared an
administrator with Crooked
Island, and where a new
administrator's office was built,
and an administrator had beei
posted for the first time in the
history of Acklins, the govern-
ment in its spiteful ways has
transferred 'the administrator
to Bimini, has not replaced him

"They are) all sitting in Nassau doing nothing
while there are districts without administrators."

MICAL MP and former minister for local government Alfred Gray

and has gone back to the old
days where Acklins and
Crooked Island shared one
administrator each two to three
days per week." he said.
Mr Gray also claimed that
the government has transferred
three to four administrators
from other Family Islands to
Nassau, where they are cur-
rently sitting in offices with
nothing to do.
Additionally, he said, two or
three administrators who have
held districts by themselves for
years have under the this gov-
ernment, "been unceremoni-
ously posted to assist other
"Surely one of these five or
six administrators could have
been posted to Acklins," he
Mr Gray said that adminis-
trators were removed from
Acklins, Mangrove Cay.
Andros; from George Town,
Exuma; Marsh Harbour, Aba-
co, and from Harbour Island,
"(They are) all sitting in Nas-
sau doing nothing while there
are districts without adminis-
trators," he claimed.
Mr Gray said that the
administrator for Mangrove
Cay, Andros, was also
removed from his office with-
out replacement and postal to
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, to
assist the administrator there.
He explained that Mangrove
Cay, for the first time in histo-
ry, had been allocated its own
administrator separate and

apart from South Andros-only
one month before the general
The FNM in its 2007 mani-
festo promised to strengthen
local government in the Fami-
ly Islands and to give more
responsibility to elected dis-
trict councils.
It was also stated in the man-
ifesto that the FNM will intro:
duce the local government sys-
tem in New Providence.

Mr Gray said that he was
told that the Family Island
administrators who have been
transferred to New Providence
were given the job of assisting
the government in introducing
local government to the capital.
However, he said that he
doubted the accuracy of this
Mr Gray said in his opinion,
one or two Family Island
administrators would have
been sufficient to fulfill this
task and that it was not neces-
sary to transfer five or six of
He said the only reason he
can think of why so many
administrators were trans-
ferred to Nassau is that the
FNM government wishes to
remove all supposed PLP sup-
porters from the Family Island
district councils.
The Tribune's calls to Minis-

ter of Local Government Sid-
ney Collie were not returned
by press time last night.

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AUSTIN, Texas OK, so now all of a
sudden I'm a big fan of outsourcing.
Why? Because it works.
Our story began a couple of weeks ago
when I got a notice in the mail from
Frigidaire that said it was time to change
out the water filter in my new refrigera-
I had just bought the thing a few
months earlier.
The notice explained that if I sent them
a cheque or used my credit card, I could
get a new water filter sent to me for
about $30.
Or, I could find a store that carries
water filters and buy one myself.
So, on Sunday I went down the street
to the Lowe's near my house in South
Austin and picked up a water filter for
about $30.
I figured putting in the filter would be
easy. Wrong.
The trouble started when I tried to
unscrew the water filter housing inside
the refrigerator so I could put in the new
On the housing is a little arrow that
points to the left, along with the words
"Twist to Remove."
But when I tried to twist that sucker
open, it wasn't budging. I grabbed that
son of a gun like I was shaking hands
with a Baptist preacher. I leaned on it
until I was afraid I'd break it. No luck. I
couldn't have got that unit loose with a
log chain.
I gave up and called the 800 number
for Frigidaire listed in the refrigerator
instruction manual and started looking
for help.
On Monday morning,.I spoke to peo-
ple at two different Frigidaire repair
places in the Austin area.
On the first call, after I explained the
stuck water filter housing, the guy on the
phone sounded baffled and said he had
never heard of such a thing happening
This response did not instil a great deal
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And no, the Frigidaire warranty would-
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at our house, was also on the phone, call-
ing the same
Frigidaire hot line. She was doing bet-
ter than me, though. After a few calls, she
found a guy in India who knew how to fix
the problem for free.
The key words here are "free" and "in
"Do you have a hair dryer?" this Indi-
an guy named Ronnie asked my wife
over the phone. She said she did. Ronnie
told her to go get the hair dryer and blow
hot air on the water filter housing for a
couple of minutes. That would loosen it
up, he said.
Kay tried the hair dryer trick, and it
worked like a champ. The water filter
housing came loose, Kay put in the filter,
and we saved $55 on a house call.
Great. We're trying to get a $30 part up
and running, and my wife has to track
down a guy in India to get the job done.
So, if you want to get your refrigerator
working in South Austin, call India and
ask for Ronnie.
And don't try to tell me that outsourc-
ing isn't a wonderful thing. Until Ronnie
gets.his green card and moves here, I
think we need more of it.
Or, as Paul Simon put it in a song,
"This is the age of miracle and wonder.
This is a long-distance call."

(This article was written by John Kelso
of Cox News Service).

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE General Elections of
2007 are over, the results are
in, and a new administra-
tion/government is in office.
As the new administration set-
tles in, the people calm down
and the nation returns to nor-
mality, I submit the following:
It is my view that the
proverbial straw that broke
the camel's back and turned
the elections in the FNM's
direction, was when the PLP,
filled with arrogance and stu-
pidity refused to air the
FNM's live rally, and re-
broadcast the PLP's from the
previous night. I believe this
convinced the last of the fence
sitters and/or independent vot-
ers to support and vote FNM.
After all ZNS belongs to the
people and not a particular
political party.
Those in charge of the PLP
have learned nothing from
1992. Whatever one may say
about the Bahamian public,
and when you would have put
away all the political rhetoric,
the majority do not support
over biasness and abuse of
public institutions.
I also believe most of the
PLP messages were confusing
at best. Through one side of
their mouths they shouted,
"no turning back", out the
other they were "crossing the
Red Sea". How was this con-
fusing and or conflicting you
may ask? The older PLP's will
tell you that the late Sir Lyn-
den was the Bahamas' Moses,
the 1967 election was the Red
Sea crossing with the coming
of majority rule and 1968 elec-
tions confirmed that fact. The
1972 elections, which led to
Independence in 1973, sealed
Sthe borders back to Egypt for-
ever. The Bible tells us that
the Red Sea was parted once,
not twice, so if 2007 forty
years later this crew is talking
about crossing the Red Sea,
are they not going back? It is
also true that only a people
led by Moses crossed the part-
ed sea.
The Bahamian Moses, Sir
Lynden is dead, how can they
cross? They have no such
leader, the people understand,
the present PLP leaders don't.
Therefore, the people refused
to follow them for fear of
drowning because there is no
Moses, and the sea will not
part again. The real story,
however, is that the people

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NOTICE is hereby given that JOSPEH NERLUS OF
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 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Road to City Dump after Premix


had sight of the Promised
Land during the first two
terms of the Ingraham led
administration and after one
term of the Christie adminis-
tration, they decided that of
Sir Lynden's (Moses) two pro-
t6g6s, Ingraham is indeed the
Joshua to lead them fully into
the Promised Land, hence the
return of Ingraham and the
FNM to seat the government.
It is also very interesting to
note, that from January 1967
to May 2007 is 40 years in full.
In the first 40 years the PLP
had 30 of those years com-
pared to the FNM's 10 years.
In other words for every one
year of the FNM, the PLP had
three years.
The Bible story says that the
40 years wilderness experience
was necessary for the people
to develop a new mindset to

states that most of the people
that leftEgypt had died and a
new generation was now in
place and ready to possess the
land, and so it is in The
Bahamas today. In the next
elections scheduled for 2012,
most, if not all the pre-1967
die-hard PLPs will be dead or
politically inactive.
There will be few areas if
any that one would be able to
truly refer to as PLP strong-
Indeed, if the persons elect-
ed with Mr. Ingraham pay
attention to details and don't
get too bigheaded and create
unnecessary problems and
embarrassment for them-
selves, party and country, the
PLP may well remain in the
political wilderness or drought
for a lengthy season. Think
about it.
West End,
Grand Bahama,
Exiled to Exuma.

The Speaker

was correct in

banning laptop

EDITOR, The Tribune.
SPEAKER Alvin Smith is totally correct in banning Laptop
computers and any other IT device which can advantage a
Member over any other as that is simply unparliamentary.
The mother of Parliaments, Westminster in London does
not permit them and I can see no reason why The Bahamas Par-
liament should advance or accept this. It is not development.
It has nothing to do with the IT advances but simply we elect
a person not a machine it is bad enough that there are very
few Members who can stand on their feet for 15-minutes with-
out reading from the typed speech this is totally unparlia-
mentary, however the past two Speakers had no alternative
but to allow this as it seems members simply cannot speak
without the written script you see our bad education results
over the years have even affected our House of Parliament.
Golden Gates is wrong he knows he can be on-line or
messaging to an outside person, not elected to the House of
Assembly, who will be prompting him to his advantage and to
the disadvantage of others.
Mr.Speaker, hold your ground, we elected the candidate not
a computer or if we did do that then we don't need to meet, just
send your arguments via e-mail and stay home!
Least we throw out of the window yet a further essential
requirement for our democratic system to work, please Mr.
Speaker do not give in.
July 18, 2007.



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Those in charge

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OIn brief

from Bahamas
to visit Rhode
Island as part of
National Guard
RHODE Island is get-
ting a visit by a group
ol businesses from the
Bahamas as part of a
National Guard pro-
gramme that partners
US states with foreign
the State Partnership
Program pairs the
Rhode Island National
Guard with the
Bahamas. Among the
programs they've done
in the past are an
exchange between the
University of Rhode
Island and the College
of the Bahamas, and
training of Bahamian
police by Providence
and Rhode Island State
A delegation includ-
ing representatives
from the Bahamas
Development Bank, the
Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and the
Bahamas Tourism
Council is visiting the
Ocean State this week.
The bank and cham-
ber of commerce are
also signing an agree-
ment with the Rhode
Island Economic Devel-
opment Corporation to
develop economic part-
nerships and promote
joint economic coopera-
tion in financial ser-
vices, tourism and edu-




MINISTER of State for
Culture Charles Maynard
(right) discussing the proposed
floor plan for the National
Junkanoo Museum of the
Bahamas (NJMB) with a
number of members of its
steering committee yesterday.
The museum will showcase
junkanoo music, artwork,
pieces, photographs, historic
artifacts and visual aids and a
store where patrons may pur-
chase Bahamian-made
junkanoo keepsakes. It is the
result of partnership and con-
sultation with such organisa-
tions as the Junkanoo Corpo-
ration of New Providence, the
Antiquities and Monuments
Corporation of the Bahamas
and the Bahamas Professional
Photographers Association.
Pictured, from left are chief
curator of the National Muse-
um of The Bahamas Antiqui-
ties, Monuments and Muse-
ums Corporation Kim Curry-
Stubbs; NJMB manager
Angelique McKay; assistant
director of Culture Eddie
Dames and chairman of the
Shell Saxons Superstars Peter
"Super Star" Gilcud.
(BIS photo: Eric Rose)

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Artist aims to bring mess


of healing through paintings

Tribune Freeport
BAHAMIAN artist hopes to
bring a message of healing
and peace to a country divid-
ed by crime and politics
through his paintings.
Artist Paul Joseph is very
concerned about the ongoing
blood shed and "political
polarisation" he sees occur-
ring among Bahamians.
Although Mr Joseph com-
pleted his acrylic paintings
titled, 'Stop the Violence' and
'Majority Rule' several years
ago, he feels that it would be
appropriate to release them
"Many lives have been lost
this year and families are hurt-
ing. On the other hand, we
have persons who are still in
their battle gear looking for
political warfare even though
the election is over," he said.
The country's murder count
has reached already reached
50 a record for this early in
the year. And, politicians are
preparing for a court battle
over three parliamentary seats
that are being contested by
the PLP in the Election Court.
Mr Joseph's 'Stop the Vio-
lence' painting shows a tran-
quil community scene juxta-
posed with a bloody crime
In the painting, he explains
that the Bahamian flag is at
half mast symbolising the
mourning for the many lives
lost to crime over the past 34
years of independence.
On the right, there is a
coconut tree with a 'Stop the
Violence' sign with a skull and

"Many lives
have been lost
this year and
families are
hurting. On the
other hand, we
have persons
who are still in
their battle gear
looking for
political warfare
even though the
election is

Artist Paul Joseph

cross bones just above it.
Bible scriptures are written on
the trunk of a tree.
Mr Joseph recalls that when
he was a young man growing
up in Nassau "in the old
days", the coconut tree was
used as a billboard to post
A Bible at the base of the
coconut tree, he says repre-
sents the Bahamas' identity as
a Christian nation. It is open
to Proverbs 14:34 which reads:
"Righteousness exalts a
nation, buf sin a reproach to
any people."
A chalk outline represent-
ing all victims of crime is set
between the flag pole and the
coconut tree. The blood flow-
ing from a head represents the

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blood spilled since indepen-
"You will also find that the
tranquil scene of seagulls fly-
ing, a boat, and islands in the
background is broken by a
police crime scene tape," he
Mr Joseph hopes that the
messages in the painting will
help sensitise the public and
bring about change.
"When one life is taken by
violent means many persons
are affected the families of
the victim and the perpetra-
"And we have got to do
something to stop the sense-
less carnage in our country,"
he said.
Mr Joseph says his "Major-
ity Rule' painting was inspired
by his experience of the land-
mark event in 1967, and
evokes a message of unity that
surpasses politics.
He explains that despite the
fact that majority rule came
under the PLP, the painting
consists of a montage of
images of various political
leaders and many other

Bahamians who have made a
significant impact on the
Mr Joseph believes that this
year's general election, which
took place in May, has divided
the nation.
"There are still those per-
sons who have not taken off
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will be an election this year
depending on the judgment of
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"The country is polarised
politically and this painting
brings everybody together and
reminds us that we are still
one people, one Bahamas, one
nation," he said.


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Chinese tyre maker lashes out against US

recall, claims importer is twisting facts


FIRING back ovei pieoduct
safety fears. China's Ileatlh N it
istry accused foreign niedia Fri-
day of exaggerating the country's
food purity problems. while e a Chi-
nese tyre maker at the cenlci of a
huge U.S. recall accused the
American importer of distortions.
according to Associated /'res.
While China faces "s -,eil chal-
lenges" in ensuring food safety.
foreign media are playing Ip the
problems and have ultellor
motives, Health Ministry
spokesman Mao Oun an told a
news conference.
"The question of blood safety is
a problem the whole wo Id l aces."
Mao said.
"Foreign media arec sing irrel-
evant cases or just a fc\, cases tot
make the safety issue niLuch bigger
than it is and have linked this to
the success of hosting the
Olympics" next summer in Bei-
jing, he said.
Mao's comments came ,as tire
maker Hangzhou Zhougce lev-
eled its accusations at U.S.
importer Foreign Tire Sales Inc..
which announced Thursday it
would recall 255,1)00 tvies it says
are defective because the\ lack a
safety feature that prc\ cnits tread
The Union. N.J.-based ,ompa-
ny has been sued by the families
of two men killed when their van
crashed in Pennsylvania in August
2006. The lawsuit says the van had
tyres made by China's Hangzhou
Zhongce Rubber Co.
Hangzhou Zhongce said the
U.S. company has given three
conflicting accounts of the acci-
dent to the National Highway

Traffic Salety Administration.
which oirdeied a recall of as imtan\
as 45).0( ) Ities in J une
"-iotm thlK c cltee different
explanations of the same case. it's
clear thai FFS is using nonexis
tent lacts to mislead the publh
and is trying to achlcve cComniel-
cial gain by getting peoples s nl-
pathy,." Hangzhou Zhongce said
in a statement e-imiled to Ilhe
Associated Press.
According to the statCmeniC) t tCe
U.S. tyre imported first hlained
the accident on a I\ re detect but
then said the van had thiee
Hangzhou Zhongce tyres and ounl
tyre from another brand. Zhoingce
said it was possible the othcr Ilyl
could have Ca LLsed tlC c sL.
On July 27. FI'S noted that a
police report said the accident
could have caused the tyre daln-
age found atte ward, the state-
ment said.
The U.S. importer "distorted
the facts and applied loi a 1tyre
recall with the NHTSA by using
actions that were not object c," it
The Americans sa\ the tyres
lack a gum strip, a key salety fea-
ture that binds the belts of a lyre
to each other. Foreign IFire Sales
said that while some tyrvis did
have a gum strip, it was about hall
the width the company expected.
Chinese regulators said last
month they had determined the
tyres met American safely stan-
Hangzhou Zhongc. <. hina's
second-biggest it rc manulactli e.
said earlier it lfllv coolp ,aitd
with NHTSA and found no evi-
dence the tvres had any sUiictLur-
al defects or lacked safety\ ftea

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Mr, Gregory H.J. Bethel
on "A Series of Presentations"
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
SCommunity Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
*Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
SSisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)

'Suiday Schooil: i 0cam FUNDAMENTAL .-,.
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Pastor: H. Mills Phone 393-0563 Box N-3622

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Your Host Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
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Your Host: Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart

The BC MC is pleased to allnounce the publication of a book containing
short studies highlighting the beliefs and practices of the Methodist
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CONTESTANTS anxiously wait as Romauld Ferreira, (far right) co-host of Bahamas @ Sunrise, announces the winners of the celebri-
ty look-alike contest. First place went to Perry McHardy who posed as Owen Arthur, prime minister of Barbados (centre); second place
swas awarded to Lionel Seymour (right) who resembles Spike Lee the famous film director, and third place was given to Graham Thor-
darson (left) who posed as Jorge Garcia, star of ABC's Lost. (Photo by Collin Galanos)

Bahamas @ Sunrise holds

celebrity look-a-like contest

THE stals were out in an
episode of Bahamas @ Sun-
rise this week or were they?
The television show held a
celebrity look-alike contest
showcasing a plethora of
celebrity doubles from many
different categories ranging
Iruln politics to music.
Starsl such as Whoopi Gold-
berg. Brandy Norwood and
even Halle Berry graced the
red carpet
The difficult task of judging
this giandi competition was
bestowed upon Antonia Bur-
Iro7vs CT Destinations Trav-
'e. thoncia Bas'ian from the
;~:i s,. Colonial Hilton and
Scharaid Light boume, graphics
artist anid photographer from
tie Co;'.si.;iors Ltd.
'm~o.ong thihe celebrity don-
oifts ->vas Perry McHardy pos-
ing as Owen Arthur, prime
mntuisitr of Barbados, who
won first prize
In second place was Lionel
Seymour who resembled film

i FROM LEFI: lie real Owen Arthur, prime minister of Barbados; the real Spike Lee, actor and
filn director aid tihe real Jorge Garcia, star of ABC's Lost

direccio Spike Lee, and third
was Giaiham Thordarson pos-
ing as Jorge Garcia. star of
ABC's Lost.
The first place winlne took
home a two-night stay at the
British Colonial Hilton, a $4(X)


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WEDNESDAYat 7:30 p.m.
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travel certificate from Desti-
nations Travel and gift certifi-
cates from My Ocean and Fhe
Beauty Spot.
Second place received a
$150 gift certificate from John
S George, an evening pass at
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort, while third place was
awarded a dinner for two at
the hot new Moso Restaurant
on the Cable Beach strip.

Mr Seymour and Mr Thor-
darson also received gift cer-
tificates from My Ocean and
from the Beauty Spot.
Bahamas @ Sunrise is a pro-
duction of The Counsellors
Ltd and is viewed on ZNS-TV
on Monday and Fridays at
6.30 am. with re-airings
on Wednesday and Satur-
days at 8am and 9am respec-

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mility dataig Former MP refutes claims

protection pact

over sea-wall contract


JAPAN and the United
States signed a pact Friday
aimed at protecting military
data and enhancing the flow of
information between the two
allies, Japan's government said.
according to Associated P'ress.
The agreement calls on the
two governments to provide
one another with information
and protect it within the
boundaries of each country's
laws, the Foreign Ministry said.
The General Security of Mil-
itary Information Agreement
imposes tight controls on
accessing and handling classi-
fied information from one
another's militaries.
Private military contractors
are also required to sign agree-
ments aimed at keeping
restricted information secret.
Japan and the U.S. have
been discussing increased
information-sharing since
October 2005, when they
signed a draft agreement on
realigning U.S. forces stationed
in Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe has sought to bol-
ster the country's defense coor-
dination with the U.S., which
has some 50,000 troops on
bases here.

Pleasant Bridgewater is refuting
claims that the PLP government
signed a sea-wall contract in
Grand Bahama for $1 million less
than the cost of the job.
She said that comments made
to this effect by Minister of
Tourism and Aviation Ncko
Giant deeply concerned" her.
"I don't know what Mr Grant
was trying to prove when he said
what he said, but certainly he is
way-off base," Ms Bridgewater
The contract in question was
given to Smith's Construction
Company by the former govern-
Mr Grant had asked why a
contract was granted for $1.9m,
when the Ministry ol Works esti-
mated that the work could be
done for no less than $2.9 mil-
-I've had occasion to speak
with representatives of Smith's
Construction and also a repre-
sentative of the former adminis-
tration, and I am given to under-
stand that the contract was vetted

work. and that the contractors
who ided complied." Ms Bridge-
water said.
"In particular. Smith's Con-
stI uctiio indicaled they walked
the route or the area for each of
the sea; walls to be done and they
looked at it in details and com-
plied with scope of works and the
specifications set up by the Min-
istrv of Works."
She said the company also told
Ihr itha during the bidding, there
Vwcre 12 contractors present, but
that of those who tendered a bid.
Smith's was the only one with its
own concrete plant.
Ms Bridgewater explained that
because of this, Smith's could do
the work lor $80(),000)( less.
"Now. with them having their
own plant, they could do the work
for less than $200,000, which in
itself represents a tremendous
savings," she explained.
"Furthermore they indicated
that they already haxe in place
all the equipment, and trucks nec-
essary, here again representing a
tremendous savings All the other
companies would have had to go

through a middle man and bring
in equipment. which would have
required a larger additional sum.
This in itself represents a savings
of probably the $1 million that
Mr Grant is talking about."
Nevertheless. Ms Bridgewater
said. the FNM has put on hold
the contract, stating that they are
scrutinising and reviewing the
whole process.
"Well. why would they now
have to review that process when
in fact, the government of the
commonwealth of the Bahamas
signed a contract with a legiti-
mate company, who had tendered
a bid legitimately and openly
through the right procedures got
the contract. What is the purpose
of that?" she asked.
Ms Bridgewater said that
Smith's has already started work
- without the mobilisation money
- "which means they're ready,
they're willing; they're able and
they have the facilities and the
finances to move this contract
along. But for some reason what-
soever, this Government is seek-
ing to pay, to saddle the Bahami-

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Works set the specifications and
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Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles .

IN A summer where the major releases have .
proved that bigger isn't necessarily better at last ; .
we have something lean and mean to get excited I .
about. "' ". i
This year we've already seen Spider-man, Cap- 0.
tain Jack Sparrow, Optimus Prime and even e.e.:
Homer Simpson drown in gargantuan productions '
that promised so much more.
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ligent action that grabs hold fromn the .cry bt ein-ll '
ning and rarely pauses foi a b ircather.
Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne. a assassin
brainwashed in a secret pr1ogramnnle \M1ho/ is still
seeking to find out who he i really is
With government agents hiot on his Ithail Bourtne i
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following clues that may lead himr to his identity. .. "
damon has certainly been a smart casting choice o'
for this particular franchise. His blank canvas
expression fitting well with the nihilism of Bourne.
There's no over-dramatising and virtually no ,
emotion, yet he manages to bring a real air of des-
peration to the character.
This is particularly evident in the action scenes
- brilliantly staged by director Paul Greengrass.
Whether it's in a shoot-out or a fist fight, Bourne -
always appears able but not entirely invulnerable :
- with one particular melee with an agent almost
unwatchably tense.
There's also a clever subplot involving CIA offi-
cials at odds with each other over controversial
covert government programmes a possible nod to ,.'..
news-making allegations of "extraordinary rendi-
tion" and wiretapping in the US.
It all adds up to a smart and thrilling couple of
hours that shows this summer's pretenders how
it should be done.

an people with an additional
She went on to note that a con-
tract for a school in Heritage has
been terminated, and that since
then, contracts for the building
of class-rooms at other schools
have been granted to "known
supporters ol the Free National
"Are they now seeking to give
the contract to another known
supporter of the Free National
Movement?" she asked.
Ms Bridgewater asked why the
government is allowing the Peo-
ple of Grand Bahama to suffer
in the middle of a hurricane sea-
son due to a lack of sea walls.
"Are we going to willy-nilly
now and just cancel contracts; ter-
minate contracts; stifle contracts,
or delay contracts; is that going to
be the norm throughout the
length and breadth of the coun-
"It is being done by the highest
authority in the country, so then
other people in the country might
say, I will do it to. So it has to
stop, in my opinion."


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Schedule of Services for Sunday August 12th, 2007
Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican/Episcopal Church
George Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate its Feast of Title on Sunday
within the Octave of the Feast of The Transfiguration.

7:30 a.m. Sermon & Holy Communion
Celebrant & Preacher
Canon Dr. Kirkley Sands

9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist
Celebrant & Preacher
The Rt. Rev'd. Laish Boyd
Bishop Co-Adjuior

11:00 a.m. Holy Communion Service
Celebrant & Preacher
The Rt. Rev'd. Laish Boyd
Bishop Co-Adjutor

6:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Sermon & Benediction
Officiant & Preacher
The Very Rev'd Patrick L. Adderley




PAC-, 8, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2007


In Days Gone


Bahamian baseball legend

I! i \\cek, In Days Gone
S!. ks back at Andre
-:a I. ti- i first Bahamian to
I'.i i ~!i L.eague Baseball.
-,. : aias a talented cricket
I ., paid his own way
i u : N ith the Giants in
i : ilcd t: make the
!~; ia ': !. t he rules of
i, ... i.:! ,,:. to change old
h,, flmping away from
r-. .. adjusted and made his
u. ;iwi' ;; 957. He was a part of
t!hc i .,,'ti ,ster until October
!';'n i i be was traded to the
\iwu. Bave:: for Alvin
;, t:. i. 6 1 season start-
a i, b, : taded Rodgers
S, ; !962. he became
li i ai: ubs shortstop
\.i, i i.: ianks moved to
i ii, ,. ison, Rodgers and
\o i..,ii ,tes set a league
i.-.i.i. id>i N ,')!e plays. After
ni : -'.-:sons for the
( -. ,,-, ;. traded to
iii .i ; : : iict-c:i Rodgers
coip < -i -iig average
;i;! i: ; .d245 RBI
in ;. t i. 'ut even more
iiipolaunt ia!: ih;' success he
acmanii.isi..! ;, his career was
the fact thai he opened the door
for his lcllwv countrymen such
as Ed \Armbrister. Tony Curry,
Went Ford and Will Culmer.
in thoe immediate years fol-
lowing his success, baseball
began to :merge as the most
:popui.' -, rt in Bahamas, and
in toie 96i. had become even
n:,-,: popular than cricket.
iAndI L R' d e: died in Nas-
sa t in 0, I; a il a. e of 70.


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* AUGUST 5, 1970 Andre Rodgers shows three pitchers how it is done at a practice session at the Sports
Centre. (From left): Larry Turnquest of Kentucky Saints, Bertie Murray of 100 Pipers, Rogers and Roscoe
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* 1963 Andre Rodgers while with the Chicago Cubs is
seen being feted with plaques from Lester Mortimer
(left) former Bahamas Baseball Association BBA presi-
dent and Barry Farringtion, former local baseball com-
missioner. The two baseball officials, on behalf of the
BAA, went to Chicago to make the presentation.

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* JANUARY 23, 1969 Andre Rodgers in his Pittsburgh
Pirates uniform in 1969.

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* LADY Pindling unveiling the plaque at the entrance of the
new Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium watched (from her
left) by Andre Rodgers, his father Adrian Rodgers, Minister
of Sports Peter Bethel and former professional player and
long time friend Tony Curry.


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Alleged drug

kingpin in Brazil

was identified

by advanced

voice recognition


* SAO PAULO, Brazil
A REPUTED leader of
Colombia's biggest drug cartel,
his features radically altered by
plastic surgery, was identified
by Brazilian and American
anti-drug agents using advanced
voice recognition technology,
the suspect's lawyer said Friday,
according to Associated Press.
Brazilian police had difficulty
making a positive identification
of Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia
while they investigated a money
laundering scheme he orches-
trated in hiding in Brazil, but
got a break after taping him on
the telephone and passing that
information to agents with the
U.S. Drug Enforcement
Agency, said the lawyer, Sergio
fhe recording was compared
in the United States to other
tapes of Abadia's voice, leading
to a match that allowed Brazil-
ian police to identify him so he
could be arrested, Alambert
told The Associated Press.
Richard Mei, spokesman for
the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia,
declined comment on the voice
recognition techniques but said
the DEA helped in the Brazil-
ian investigation into Ramirez
After the positive ID was
made, Abadia was arrested
Tuesday in a luxurious home on
the outskirts of Sao Paulo with
a gym, sauna, plasma TVs, a
swimming pool and nearly $1
million in stashed cash. Author-
ities found another $1 million
buried in the garden of another
home near Sao Paulo on Thurs-
day, the lawyer said.
Alambert said Ramirez Aba-
dia, 44, arrived illegally in
Brazil four years ago and
admits using profits from
cocaine shipments by his Norte
del Valle cartel to make invest-
ments in Brazil But the lawyer
said allegations that he amassed
a business empire catering to
the nation's big spending elite
are exaggerated.
"He was doing legitimate
business but using money from
trafficking." Alambert said.
Ramirez Abadia told his
lawyer he left Colombia for
Brazil because he feared he
might be killed by rival drug
gang members, and was not
involved in any drug trafficking
in Brazil. The nation is a major
transshipment point for cocaine
sent from other South Ameri-
can nations, and Brazilian
domestic cocaine consumption
is growing dramatically.
American officials have said
they will soon file papers to
extradite Ramirez Abadia to
face racketeering charges, and
Colombian authorities have
hinted they may also seek cus-
tody of the alleged drug lord.
But Ramirez Abadia told
Alambert he fears he would be
killed in Colombia, and wants
to serve his time in the United
While Ramirez Abadia ini-
tially indicated after his arrest
that he would cooperate with
drug agents investigating
Colombia's drug exports to the
United States, he has since
changed his mind because he
fears his relatives in Colombia
would face retaliation, Alam-
bert said.
"He told me yesterday it's
not worth it," Alambert said.
"He said, 'They can send me
away, I'll take the blame, but
its all mine."'
Ramirez Abadia was indicted
in the U.S. in 2004 on racke-
teering charges as an alleged
kev member of the Norte del
Valle cartel that sent 550 tons
of cocaine to the U.S. from
1W90 to 2003.
Brazil's Supreme Court will
decide whether Ramirez Aba-
dia will be extradited, though
Brazilian law bans sending for-
eign suspects back home if they
face the death penalty of a sen-
tence of more than 30 years.
Ramirez Abadia is also
expected to face Brazilian
charges of money laundering,
gang formation and use of ille-
gal documents while in the
country, but Alambert said his
client hopes American and
Brazilian authorities will make

a deal so he can be sent directly
to the United States to serve
time in prison.
Extradition cases frequently
drag on for months or years in
Brazil's Supreme Court, and
the possibility of competing
requests from the U.S. and
Colombia could create even
more delays.
Police said Ramirez Abadia
- nicknamed "Chupeta," or
lollipop arrived from Colom-
bia to oversee his gang's Brazil-
ian investments and underwent
plastic surgery at least twice to
alter his appearance.

Venezuela's Chavez takes energy

integration campaign to Bolivia

* TARIJA, Bolivia

dent Hugo Chavez aimed
on Friday to strengthen eco-
nomic ties with energy-rich
allies Bolivia and Ecuador
and key energy consumer
Argentina. which is strug
gling through an unusually
cold winter, according to
Associated Press.
The leftist leaders of
Venezuela, Bolivia and
Argentina came together in
southern Bolivia the day
after Chavez offered to help
Ecuador build a US$5 bil
lion oil refinery.
Chavez is on a four-coun-
try regional tour, seeking to
expand his nation's influ-
ence by leveraging its vast
oil reserves and create a
"grand South American
alliance" to counter U.S.
Morales and Kirchner on
Friday finalized a US$450
million deal to build a gas
separation plant near in
southern Bolivia near the
Argentine border.
Together with a gas
pipeline already in the
works, the plant will help
Bolivia sell its neighbor
some US$16 billion worth
of natural gas to Argentina
over the next 20 years,
according to a deal the two
countries signed last year.
On Tuesday in Buenos
Aires, Chavez and Kirchner
signed an "treaty on ener-
gy security" and proposed
building a regasification
plant which would allow
Argentina to received
shiploads of liquified natur-
al gas from Venezuela.


*Chavez also announced
plans to buy up to US$1 bil
lion in Argentine bonds
half of that total immedi
In Uruguay last week,
Chavez discussed ways to
expand the country's lone
oil refinery and guarantee
its access to Venezuelan oil
and gas.
Late Thursday night in
Bolivia, Chavez and
Morales signed a deal for a
US$600 million investment
in oil and natural gas explo-
ration in a joint venture
between their state energy
Morales and Chavez also
signed a US$70 million deal
to build a hydroelectric
plant in Bolivia's central
region of Andean foothills
known as the Chapare.
Throughout the tour,
Chavez has stressed the
importance of energy inte-
gration in South America.





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of oil. But with limited
refining capacity, it must
export crude oil and import
fuels at much greater cost
to cover its needs.
Chavez has also spoken
of providing financing for
Ecuador, probably by pur-
chasing Ecuadorean bonds.
But Correa said that
"there are no plans in the
short run to issue bonds that
could be bought by
Although Chavez is a
popular figure in Ecuador,
some are concerned about
Ecuador s close relations
with Vcnezuela

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At a Thursday news con-
ference in Ecuador, he
stressed the difference
between his efforts and "the
savage hand of imperial-
ism," referring to the Unit-
ed States.
The United States is like
"Count Dracula." he said.
"It wants to suck (the
blood) of the world."
Ecuadorean President
Rafael Correa, an admirer
of Chavez, said the
SVenezuelan leader was act-
ing out of solidarity with
countries in the region and
had no intciest in earning
a protu Iiom the cooper
til i
Veniezuela is the one
that is pushing hardest for
energy integration and it is
onc ihl t ~Iasi nceds it,"
C oiirua itid
Chavez and Correa signed
an agreement to begin tech-
nical studies on the refinery
in Ecuador, which would
process 300,000 barrels of
oil a day. The agreement
contemplates the possibility
of adding a petrochemical
plant at an estimated cost
of US$10 billion.
The leaders did not say
how much each country
would contribute to the pro-
ject, noting that it would
depend on the feasibility
studies. They said construc-
tion of the refinery, to be
located in the Pacific port
of Manta, would begin next
year and take four to five
years to finish.
Ecuador currently pro-
duces 535,000 barrels a day

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BOLIVIA'S President Evo Morales, center, Argentina's
President Nestor Kirchner, left, and Venezuela's President
Hugo Chavez talk after signing energy related agreements in
Tarija, Bolivia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP)





-/\GL 10. SATURDAY AUC JsT 11 00/


Chairman of

thie Acklins

Regatta and


C omninittee


over 'Anna

Nicole race'

FROM page one

I'!vinnate .it Ihe bequest of
kin., I L:ric.
Mr; C(ollic-Pratt also
aI ..ed the issue of funds,
%~ Inch it i; claimed King Eric
;illcedly solicited and col-
L.:,. dcl on behalf of the Ack-
.lini, Rcegatta and Homecom-
iii, (c committee. She claims
h wi committee has yet to see
!1e donations.
1 Ic (King Eric)
ainounccd that there were
ni,jur sponsorss including D
Shaine Gibson (the former
'l.I' calinet Minister), Peter
Nv!'ard, Sir Durward
Knowles, Mr Frank Hanna,
,iid oi hCis, including his per-
Iional Iricnd. Mr Howard
Stciin. To date $100 has been
depo.itcd to this personal
i i,:ii:i account. The funds, I
an! told, that were on the
aci.ount was lor the payment
ol a l.ilianiasair charter. But
when the Bahamasair
Slih.!.ue was presented to the
Iik. it could not be negoti-
itLll. the moneys were
iL. movcd and taken to pay
thI, saiiIors.
"To add insult to injury,
this consultant for the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports, and
C(il tur, King Eric Gibson,
S i,)i. it j ';n '. 1.is friend, M r
i, .aid Sicite, and his
.-ii; t, o i. dand of
i ,d .Ised Mr Eric Gib-
,on that here would be no
\inla Nicole race in Acklins.
'I i ui to oluin he ignored the
s .ociation's request and
i'y:,cill I also appealed to his
.on, Mi DI) Shane Gibson,
but lie abruptly left the
ilai d Ihe following morn-
in!'.-A-!lc-r 1 realized the
h. t.lvi-.ijer;i'nt he vwas'abott
I,) auin. to Acklins. and to
itlO association 1 chose not
to cilnlinue with the youth
-,.Aii'!ig camp. On a later date
o he announced we will seek
I holio a sailing camp for the
,iildi cn oh Acklins.
A nimot distasteful sequel
I. thi.i account is that Mr
;ibson is attempting to
,tssail ivy character. My rep-
t:tation is my most cherished
u,.t :,ion'i. Over the years I
have extended an olive
hi'nchi to Mr Gibson, but Mr
(ibhson operates as a one-
iimn band. As president of
IlI. Acklins Trade Associa-
tion I appointed him in good
I ii!',. I am now dismissing
liih w\it lhaste as chairman
(1 ti Acklins Committee,"
', ( o,ic-PTratt said.

officials 'are

in panic' over

regatta claims
F ROM page one
Ni-ole's honour.
tc .!uday, sources said
I lhe mini,t:y, which report-
l'y poniisored the event,
w; in a flal spin" trying
I, io iulate a response to
.ne source said there
w a, "a bbi, confrontation"
I vh el iin Anita Collie-
I'iit. president of the
A, IIrt, Sailing Associa-
In anild I ric Gibson,
I,;e,.,c iau il had close
ls.; with IMs Smith during
but troubliled months at
Hi> ionis on Eastern
"Il scenems t he Tribune
!i\ lihi; opened up a can
il v ti i said the
*, n 'Itl hias particularly
l iti.ih into focus the role
Sl 'a n Illlieiil consultants

.,il hlit their powers are.
I h:c'.s no doubt that
". int. of lhiee, consultants
lh.li.ve (they ale more
pcvesitlul than the prime
It w-i claimed that thilt
nol anid tone" of Ack-
!:",s !tta wvas changed.
!it 1 1.1 II n leamc an
,i:u. ,,. .!, lcstival," said
hue source.
'": il f State for
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Attorney: election court not place

to determine person's right to vote

FROM page one

ments on the voting register.
According to Mr. Smith, the PLP had
ample time before the election to for-
mally address any perceived irregularities
with the voting register, and any attempts
to investigate the matter now are just
"sour grapes."
In May, Zhivargo Laing defeated the
former PLP MP by only 47 votes. Last
month Senator Bridgewater claimed that
almost 200 persons in Marco City voted
"Mr. Laing will meet these challenges

in court and we intend to take the posi-
tion that an election court is not the
proper venue for determining a person-
's citizenship," Mr. Smith told The Tri-
bune yesterday. "Once a person is on
the register and that register is not chal-
lenged (before the election), then that
register is final."
"The people of Marco City have spo-
ken loud and clear Mr. Zhirvargo
Laing was elected by a strong majority
and at the recounts no challenges were
taken or protests registered by Ms.
Bridgewater or any of her election
agents, with regard to the over 100 peo-
ple they are now challenging," he con-

Mr. Smith speculated that the trial
would last 10 weeks, with a possibility of
three to five hundred witnesses being
called to testify. Both legal teams have
petitioned'the court to have the case
heard in Grand Bahama, Mr. Smith said.
He also claimed that the PLP's demo-
cratic right to challenge the results of
the general election has caused a
"tremendous negative reaction" in the
Grand Bahama community, due to the
PLP's suggestions that "they voted ille-
He acknowledged that every candi-
date has the democratic right to chal-

lenge the outcome of a general election.
but only under claims of illegal prac-
tices, bribery, or intimidation, not to
investigate citizenship claims.
"What the PLP need to do is recognize
the fact that they lost the election and get
on with being a legitimate and credible
opposition, instead of being spoiled
sports," Mr. Smith said. "It is high tima,
they accepted the defeat in Marco Ciy v
and move on."
The election court date for the
Pinewood case begins October 15, 2007
with the trial date for the Blue Hills con
stituency scheduled to begin April 200;5.

Company seeks

Bahamas distributors

for new hurricane

protection panel

FROM page one

ier-to-install and longer-last-
ing alternative to the tradi-
tional plywood used by many
to protect their homes during
hurricane season.
Yesterday, Storm Stoppers
were at the Salvation Army
headquarters on Mackey
Street to donate and install a
full set of hurricane, shutters
at the building as an offer of
goodwill, and an advertise-
ment for their product.
John Smith, one of the
inventors of the simple but
sturdy hurricane protection
material tested by Tribune
staff using a hammer-
described, how the idedea came
to him and his-co-inventor
baiclei-n2002 when they could
not find any plywood as a hur-
ricane approached.
Years later, the product is
stocked at suppliers across the
southeast U.S. and is used by
"thousands of American
homeowners to protect them
from. high winds and flying
Todd Foster of Storm Stop-
pers said that one of the
advantages of the product is

Robert Nihon

FROM page one
in Canada, the United States
and the Caribbean for more
than 30 years.
Mr. Nihon also held a signif-
icant ownership interest in sev-
eral operating companies,
including Tempest Management
Corp. (Ottawa), Layered Tech-
nologies (Dallas), R.A.N. AirTM
(Nassau, Bahamas), Aldor Soft-
ware Solutions (Fort Laud-
erdale) and Tonbridge Corpo-
ration Infrastructure Fund
Mr. Nihon was the Honorary
Consul for Canada to The
Bahamas from 1997 to early
2006. He was also a former
member of the New York Stock
Exchange. He was involved in
many philanthropic endeavours
and was Chairman of The Gov-
ernor General's Youth Award
Programme for The Bahamas,
and a Member of the Board of
Trustees of the Canadian
Lyford Cay Foundation. He was
also a member of the Board of
Governors of the Lyford Cdy
In 2002, Mr. Nihon was
awarded Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee
Medal for his significant contri-
bution to Canada abroad.
He was an athlete and a phil-
Robert Nihon is survived by
his wife, Carolyn Chester, his
two sons Rob and Gregory, as
well as his step-daughter. Mon-
tanna Chester.
He is also survived by his sis-
ter, ( Itucdette his brother,
Alexis I andl t heir children.
Hie alo L ,.0 eS Linda Grav-
elle (miothhi to Robert and
Gicgury) ihi mioihei-in-law
BecItte HILk ill father-in-law
Donald Landei--. his sister-in-
law Becky, his brother-in-law
Damid. and their spouses and
Details ol t tt uineral service
to be a:..

that it requires "no nails, no
bolts, no screws, no power
tools and it cuts with a simple
box cutter."
It also has the added advan-
tages of being easily attach-
able, due to its light weight.
Additionally, homeowners can
avoid the darkness that usu-
ally goes along with sitting out
a hurricane, as a plastic Storm-
stopper panel is said to let in
74 per cent of light from the
outside, unlike regular ply-
Salvation Army Captain
Vernitta Hepburn said that
she was impressed with the
"I thought that it was some-
thing excellent I personally
would like to own it," she said,
adding that being "hurricane
country" the Bahamas could
benefit from the product com-
ing onto the market.
Assistant to the Salvation
Army Director, Lisa Arm-
brister, said that the shelter is
thankful for the donation.
"I like the product it's
durable and it's unique. It's
going to make a difference
and its going to help a lot,"
she said.

While currently without a
supplier in the Bahamas, Mr
Smith said he hopes that by
putting up the panels on the
Mackey Street building, the
company can get some atten-
tion from Bahamian business-
"Hopefully there'll be peo-
ple, local businesses, that say
'Hey, I want to be involved'."
The product comes in 3/8
and "super half inch" thick-
nesses one of which has
been tested and deemed suit-
able for winds of up to
130mph, and the other for
winds over that speed.
In the US it is usually sold
for only a couple of dollars
more than plywood, said Mr.
Smith, and in the.Bahamas
they hope to price it similarly.'
However, customs duties tak-
en into consideration the price
may be somewhat higher, he
Mr Smith encourages any
interested businesses to go to
www.storm-stoppers.com and
call the toll free number if
they wish to get involved with
Stormstoppers. The Storm-
stopper team will be in Nassau
until Sunday.

NOTICE is hereby given that ROGER JAMES HURST of
BAHAMA, 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 10th day of
AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES PIERRE OF ST.
JAMES ROAD, 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 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that DANIS TELUSTON OF BLUE
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 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas


NOTICE is hereby given that KAREN J. GATES OF SEA
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 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister
respons',hie for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, uarlamna.

School policing unit

officers 'yet to be paid

for month of July'

FROM page one

ment junior and senior high school in the country. The role
of the unit is to work alongside security personnel appointed
by the Ministry of Education in an effort to provide a safe
school environment and payroll for the unit is issued through
the ministry.
According to the officer, he made several attempts to
contact Ministry of Education officials to get an explana-
tion over why the unit had not been paid but he was never
given a straight response. He alleged this was not the first
time that salaries were issued late.
"It's like nobody checking," the officer said. He spoke on
the condition of anonymity. "We been going through the
same foolishness from day one."
He blames an oversight at the Ministry of Education for not
being paid on time.
Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary, Ms. Elma
Garaway told The Tribune that the ministry was aware of the
problem and was taking steps to correct it: "The salaries
will be deposited to their accounts by Monday."
Ms. Garaway declined to provide a reason the school polic-
ing unit was not paid on time or comment on which areas the
officers will be policing in September.
Earlier in the year The Tribune reported that officers in the
School Policing Unit were "contemplating industrial action"
because government, allegedly "backtracked"- on their
Semployme4nt'contracts. ;.' ." : : -
In February 2007, a source alleged that officers of the unit
lacked increments, benefits, or a uniform allowance.

The Public is hereby advised that I, CONSTANCE MARIE
BOYD of #29 Sandipper Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
Bahamas intend to change my name to CONSTANCE
MARIE PLAKARIS. 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-792, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this

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6 She has belief (5)
9 A militant couple? (7)
10 Is lame due to many
little devils (5)

11 Force to lie wickedly about a
politician (5)
12 Name the local plant life (5)
13 Best garment to use a
brush on? (3,4)
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17 One piece of ammunition (4)
18 Has it a slippery skin? (6)
19 Tell a Yankee to watch Ill (5)
20 Famous figures with
outsize automobiles (6)
22 "Powder In
Hindustani (4)
24 Henry Esmond's drink? (3)
25 As a Philistine, leave
1 at the hotel (7)
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instrumentallyl (5)
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13 Master(7)
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pass (3)
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24 Terminate (3)
25 Shorten (7)
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27 Wading bird (5)
28 Writing
material (5)
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31 Poor(5)

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a speech (3)
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8 Pie possibly canned, but not a thing
to eatl (6)
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wandering (5)
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middle-man (5)
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26 One with wisdom but no superior
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Yesterday's cryptic solutions Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 3, D-oubt 8, S-trp 10, Learn 11, Ron 12, Let in ACROSS:3, Cloud 8, Canal 10, Nitre 11, Nor 12, Spain 13,
13 Look for 15, To-W-ns 18, L-e.g. 1, Shrike 21, Newgale Andante 15, Tepid 18, Via 19, Deride 21,Tallied 22, Rain
22 Le s 23, Gear 24, Drained 26, Pa-Thos. 29, Din 31, 23, Boal 24, Leveret 26, Scaled 29, Rod 31,Tones 32,
Ener 32, R-peal 34, Ashes 35, Rlo 36, Tlara 37, Daddy Attract 34,Tsars 35,.Owe 36, Revue 37, Molar
38 SU-de 38, Pride
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7, P.rank 9, Roo 12, Loggers 14, F-EW 16, Wired 17, Braid 9, Nod 12, Stalled 14, Nil 16, Pilot 17, Delta 19,
ee's 19, Strides 20, Slope 21, North 23, General 24 Deserts 20, Trust 21,Tilan 23, Bedroom 24, Lesser 25,
OoArsL 25, Nip 27, At-i-c 28, Hears 30, P-L-ods32, Read Rot 27, Cower 28, Let-up 30, Ocean 32,
33 Aid Arid 33, Awl


Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker


West dealer. -
Neither side vulnerable.

V 10 8 762
*K 1073


The bidding:
West North East South
Pass 1 + Pass 1
Dble 24 Pass 2
Pass 3 NT Pass 44
Opening lead six of hearts.
This deal occurred in a district
semifinal of the 2007 Grand National
Open Teams. It might seem that
South must lose three trump tricks
and the ace of clubs to go down one
at four spades, but looks can be
deceiving. A harmless-looking
defensive slip by East was all the
declarer, Rich De Martino, needed to
bring his contract home.
De Martino won the opening
heart lead with the jack and took an
immediate diamond finesse. The ace
and king of hearts were led next, and
when East ruffed the king low, the

contract could no longer be defeated!
Declarer overruffed the deuce
with the five, took a second diamond
finesse and cashed the diamond ace,
discarding a club. Then came the
coup de grace, dummy's queen of
What could East do? If he refused
to ruff, South would discard his
remaining club and lose only the A-
K-Q of spades. And if East ruffed
low, declarer could overruff, lead a
spade and lose only two trump tricks
and a club, or he could discard the
king of clubs and lose three trump
In practice, East elected to ruff the
queen of hearts with the ace of
spades, but the horse was already out
of the barn. De Martino simply dis-
carded the king of clubs and con-
ceded two more trump tricks to make
his game.
After the opening heart lead,
East had only one way to defeat the
contract, and that was to ruff
dummy's third heart with the ace (or
queen) of spades at trick four rather
than ruff low. A good case can be
made for ruffing high as evidence
the actual deal but not many play-
ers, in the heat of battle, would find
the inspiration to make this play.
At the other table, North played
in three notrump and could not score
more than four hearts, two diamonds
and two clubs for down one after an
opening heart lead by East.

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

Good 47; very good 62; excellent 93 (or more).

ante attune aunt eaten event EVENTUATE neat
nett taunt taut tauten teat teen tenet tent tuna
tune vaunt vent

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4 Be seated (3)
5 Skinfint (5)
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7 Revise (4)
8 College (6)
12 Facial hair (5)
13 Jewelled
headdress (5)
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16 Contract (5)
18 Suspect (5)
19 Weapon store (7)
21 Scope (6)
22 Corsair (6)
23 Concurred (6)
25 Arrangement (5)
26 Aspire (4)
28 Enclosure (3f

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Do you feel like you're having an
adventure, Aries? This week you are
more likely to have an adventure when
you go on a short journey just
someplace you've wanted to visit.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Different strokes are for different
folks. This week, more people around
you will differ in their beliefs from
yours. Listen and respect their opin-
ions rather than clashing.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
This week your individuality will
really shine, Gemini. So try showing
off the qualities that make you dif-
ferent and unique. That could
involve wearing favorite clothing.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
On one hand you'll want to take part
in social activities, Cancer. Yet, at
the same time, you'll need some
time alone. Fortunately, you can and
should do both.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Spend more time socializing with
others, Leo. It will help you feel bet-
ter. Attend a party to get that boost
you need, or visit a crowded public
place where you can mingle.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
This week, your leadership skills are
stronger than usual, Virgo. You
should put yourself into situations
where you can take a greater leader-
ship role. Lead others by example.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Don't spend too long making deci-
sions, Libra. This won't benefit you
and may cause unnecessary grief.
Overanalyzing options will leave
you feeling stressed.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Don't make any financial decisions
this week, Scorpio. Your judgement
concerning money is not well placed
right now. Also avoid advising
others how to spend theirs.
You'll want to spend more time with
someone you find special,
Sagittarius. Now is the time to rekin-
dle old romances or start new ones.
A romantic date is a beginning.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
If you haven't considered improving
your health in a while, Capricorn,
now may be the perfect time to
address this issue. Focus on healthy
foods and getting enough rest.
AQUARIUS -Jan 21/Feb 18
Romance is a great possibility this
week, Aquarius. Improve your
chances with nonverbal signs. When
meeting people, let your eyes and
smile express your feelings.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Get back to the simple things,
Pisces. Simplicity is your key to
having a successful and satisfying
week. Focus on favorite hobbies.

E -eonarBaenoI

Dmitri Javchenko v Andrei
Volokitin, European
championship, Dresden 2007.
England sent several young
masters to this prestige event,
but though they performed well
the title was always going to go
to an Eastern Bloc-trained
player. Ukraine's 21-year-old
talent Volokitin led, alone or
jointly, for 10 of the 11 rounds
before a final fatal encounter
where he came up against the
top-seeded Russian. They
opened cagily, with a standard
line of the Sicilian Defence 1 e4
c5 where White attacks the king
while Black probes the queen's
flank. White has adopted a
recent finesse, advancing his a2
pawn to a5 early so as to deter
Black's normal b7-b5
counterplay. Javchenko has a
small edge in the diagram,
mainly because his Nf5 outpost
creates threats round the black
king. But Volokitin was well in

a b c d e f I h
the game until the moment when
he had to choose among three
plausible alternatives: (a) Nxd3 to
swap off knight for bishop (b) exf4
isolating White's e4 pawn which
can then be menaced by black
pieces or (c) Bc6 to pressure e4 and
prepare a d6-d5 advance. Two of
these choices are fine, unlucky
Volokitin chose the third and lost
game and European title. Can you
spot the blunder?

Chess solution 8423: (b). exf4? 2 Bb6! Qc6 3 g5
traps the knight. White won easily a piece ahead.



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* SHEILA Carey Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuban Ambassador Felix Wilson Her-
nandez and his wife Angela Guerr, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette and his
wife Robin Symonette pictured in the lower gardens of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a reception in honour
of Ambassador Wilson.

* FRIENDS forever Felix Kyeh Eninn, a civil engineer, and his wife
Anastasia Kye Eninn, with Cuban Ambassador Felix Wilson Hernandez.

M CUBAN Ambassador Felix Wilson
Hernandez poses with a very good
friend, columnist and former Superin-
tendent of Police Errington "Bumpy"

* CUBAN Ambassador Felix Wilson Hernandez taking time out to thank former
Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell for the courtesy that was extended to him
during his tour. Ambassador Wilson departs on Sunday for Cuba. Mr Mitchell was
responsible for the opening of the Bahamian embassy in Cuba.

avaughn ACKLINS sisters having an outing Jackie Bowe, Darnell Hanna, President of
oss. Scent-Sations, # 85 Farrington Road and Debca Hanna pictured in the lower gardens
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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