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Chrisie 'wans Sears as leader'

Former prime minister

reportedly makes

choice to head PLP

Tribune Staff Reporter
DESPITE his perceived support
in the party, Opposition leader Per-
ry Christie has reportedly chosen his
heir-apparent to be Alfred Sears, to
lead the PLP into the next general
election. -
Mr Sears, 54, is the former Minis-
ter of Education and Attorney Gen-
eral under the Christie administra-
tion and a new face in the battle over
the leadership of the PLP.
However, sources close to the
leadership challenge claim that Mr
Christie is :hro\ii., his full support
behind Mr Sears because he knows
that with Sears as leader of the PLP,
he can still "call the shots" from
behind the scenes.
However, Mr Sears has not always
been "the chosen one" to succeed
Mr Christie, it was claimed.
Reportedly the former prime min-
ister had intended to hand the reins
of the party over to the embattled
former Minister of Immigration,
Shane Gibson. However, this option
had to be scrapped when Mr Gibson
was forced to resign from his post
as Minister of Immigration after

inappropriate photographs of himself
and the former Playboy playmate
Anna Nicole Smith to whom he
had granted permanent residence
- were published in The Tribune.
Now, sources report that a "smear
campaign" has been launched by a
fraction within the PLP to attack
and demonize any other PLP who
does not follow the wishes of the
Reportedly, a handful of MPs and
former MPs are worried that if Mr
Sears does not win his bid as leader
of the PLP, their chances of running
again for the party could be over.
Some of these men include, but
are not limited to, Vincent Peet,
Shane Gibson, and Fred Mitchell.
Ironically, all of these men, at some
point or other, have been rumoured
to have sought the leadership post.
According to well placed sources,
however, the PLP's West End and
Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe, 48, is
still being touted as "the only choice"
that the PLP has if it wishes to regain
control of the government. Also, the
PLP's Bain and Grants Town MP
Dr Bernard Nottage, 61, it was
SEE page nine

Straw vendors claim government
didn't consult fully over closure
of market next week for cleaning
Tribune Staff Reporter
STRAW vendors have complained that the government did not con-
sult fully enough with them before announcing that the straw market
would be closed for four and a half days next week for "general cleaning
and repairs."
President of the Straw Business Persons Society, Rev. Esther Thomp-
son, claims that despite alleged assertions from health minister Dr Hubert
Minnis during a recent television interview indicating that there would be
consultation with the vendors prior to a date being set for the closure, this
did not occur.
SEE page nine

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* CHILDREN enjoy the bouncy castle at the Fox Hill Day Festival yesterday. SEE pages two and 11 for more from the festivities
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)

Tropical storm
'could become
a hurricane
by Friday'
became the fourth named storm of
the hurricane season yesterday and
could form into a category two hur-
ricane by Friday, weather officials
According to a statement issued
by the Bahamas Department of
Meteorology at noon, tropical
depression number four was
upgraded to Tropical Storm Dean
yesterday at 11 am and emerged
from the deep Atlantic Ocean.
As of 5 pm yesterday reports
indicated that the storm's "maxi-
mum sustained winds are near 40(
mph with higher gusts" and Dean's
tropical storm force winds extend
outward up to 35 miles mainly to
the north of the centre of the storm.
The Bahamas Department of
Meteorology also said that Dean
was moving west at 21 mph with
sustained winds of 40 mph and trop-
ical force winds which extended out
35 miles from its centre.
Some "gradual strengthening"
is expected during the next 24 hours
and as Dean intensifies, forecasters
expect its winds to expand consid-
International reports also noted
that as of 5 pm yesterday, Dean was
SEE page nine

BGCSE performance is 'national
problem that needs to be addressed'
* By TANEKA THOMPSON The Coalition is comprised of
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,
THE "substandard" national Bahamas Employers Federation,
performance of the 2007 BGC- National Congress Trade Union,
SE's is a national problem that Bahamas Hotel Association,
needs to be addressed, sources Bahamas Hotel Catering and
close to the educational commu- Allied Workers Union, Bahamas
nity told The Tribune. Hotel Employers Association,
As reported by The Tribune and Nassau Tourism Develop-
yesterday, the national average ment Board, members of the pri-
for the 2007 BGCSE's was a D. In vate sector who have a vested
an interview yesterday, Mr J Bar- interest in the performance of the
rie Farrington, speaking on behalf nation's students, as these indi-
of the Coalition for Educational viduals move into the workforce
Reform weighed in on the nation- year by year.
al results which were released to SEE page nine
the media on Monday.

Christie: PM does not have moral authority
to call new poll during election court cases
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE prime minister does not
have "the moral authority" to call
a general election in the middle of
the election court cases, the PLP
leader has claimed.
Perry Christie made the
remark, and commented on the
FNM's attitude towards several
large scale investment projects
approved by the PLP, in an inter-
view with The Tribune yesterday
after leaving celebrations at the
Macedonia Baptist Church for
Fox Hill Day.
"He (Prime Minister Ingra-
SEE page nine E PLP Leader Perry Christie

The Bahamas is
well behind most
of Caribbean
in healthy life
expectancy ranking
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas has placed 109
out of 191 countries in a ranking
of nations by the World Health
Organisation according to the
average number of years men and
women live in "full health."
The indicator which may
add weight to the call for an over-
haul of the healthcare provisions
in this country, whether it be in
the form proposed by the PLP,
or a "catastrophic" insurance
scheme as suggested by the FNM
- places this country well behind
all other countries ranked in the
Caribbean region, apart from
strife-ridden Haiti, as well as
many poorer countries globally
in terms of its populations'
On average, Bahamian males
will live 56.7 'he.illin years, and
women. 61.6. according to the
Called the Disability Adjusted
Life Expectancy (DALE), the
indicator is designed to give a
truer measure of the health of
persons in any given country than
the traditional "length of life"
measurement based on mortality
SEE page nine

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Health officials to examine

malaria case circumstances

OFFICIALS from the departments of
Public Health and Environmental Health
will arrive in Exuma today to investigate
the circumstances surrounding a case of
malaria contracted by a visitor to the island
last month, The Tribune has learned.
"A team of nurses and entomologists will
be going down today to look into this occur-
rence of this case in Exuma and the factors
surrounding it," the acting chief medical
officer at the Ministry of Health, Dr Perry
Gomez said.
According to Dr Gomez, the team will be
conducting a "fever survey" of government
clinics to investigate the possibility of further
cases of malaria.
The Tribune reported on Tuesday that a
recent visitor to the island was diagnosed
with malaria, and so far this has been the
only reported case of the disease in the

A team of nurses and

entomologists head to Exuma

country for the year.
The American visitor, who lives in Flori-
da, showed symptoms of the disease five
days after his return from Exuma in the lat-
ter part of July, prompting health officials in
the United States to contact the Ministry of
Health, Dr Gomez said.
Last year there were 19 reported cases of
malaria in Exuma, including two Ameri-
cans, one German, and one Canadian. The
cases were discovered between May and
June of 2006.
The strain identified both in 2006 and
this year is plasmodium falciparum malaria.

. According to the website of the US Cen-
tre for Disease Control (CDC): "following
the infective bite by the Anopheles mos-
quito, a period of time (the incubation peri-
od) goes by before the first symptoms
appear... the incubation period in most cas-
es varies from seven to 30 days" with the
shorter period of time most common with P
falciparum malaria.
Common symptoms of malaria as listed
by the CDC include: fever, chills, sweats,
headaches, body aches, nausea, and vomit-
Ministry officials contend that the gov-

ernment has been performing regular "fog-
ging" exercises to wipe out any mosquitoes
carrying the disease. While the public and
the ministry wait for a formal analysis of
the recent case, Dr Qomez speculated on
the circumstances surrounding the cases in
Exuma over the last two years.
"We found there were very few mosqui-
toes found in those (cases) last year," he
said. "We know there have been very few
Anopheles in Exuma, and usually with
malaria it's a balance of whether you have a
lot of mosquitoes and a few patients, or you
have a few mosquitoes and a lot of malaria.
"So what happened last year, the facts
spoke that we had very few mosquitoes so
by the science of it, then there must have
been a good number of people who must
have been infected. Therefore the people
must have come in, and don't reside here.
We will wait to see what the analysis says
this time."

0 In brief

Cuban boxers
are free, not
being subjected
to reprisals
* BRASILIA, Brazil
THE two Cuban boxers who
abandoned their national team at
the Pan American Games are not
being subjected to reprisals from
their government, according to
the Cuba ambassador in Brazil,
according to Associated Press.
Pedro Nunez Mosquera told
Brazilian Bar Association presi-
dent Cezar Britto on Tuesday that
the boxers and their families are
living free in Cuba, without any
restrictions on what they can do.
Britto said the association want-
ed to make sure the boxers were
not at risk.
"I asked how (the boxers) were
and he guaranteed to me that they
were free, with their families, and
that there were no threats to
arrest them," Britto said, adding
that the bar association received a
request from Cuban dissidents to
check on their countrymen.

* By BRENT DEAN Hill to commemorate the Fox traditional services, in which
Tribune Staff Reporter Hill Day celebrations. young residents perform
Area MP Fred Mitchell, recitations, sing songs and put
A GROUP of senior PLPs party senate leader Allyson on theatrical performances,
accompanied party leader Per- Maynard-Gibson. and before receiving bags filled
ry Christie yesterday on a Yamacraw MP Melanie Grif- with candies and other snacks.
series of church stops in Fox fin joined Mr Christie at the Mr Christie, who has par-

ticipated in the Fox Hill day
festivities for the last eight
consecutive years whether
in or out of government told
parishioners at St Paul's Bap-
tist Church that it is impor-
tant for Bahamians to pre-

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serve and institutionalise the
country's history.
The visits, Mr Christie said
to the press, intend to display
leadership that recognizes the
important role of Fox Hill in
the context of the emancipa-
tion narrative of the country.
"This happens to be one of
those areas in our country that
continues to celebrate eman-
cipation day, and continues to
remind us of the importance
that culture plays in the coun-
try," he said.
During this stop, the oppo-
sition leader specifically
acknowledged the presence of
boys from the Simpson Penn
reformatory school, remind-
ing them that Alfred Sears too
was once a ward of the insti-
tution, before elevating him-
self to the highest legal office
in the country.
Mr Mitchell remarked to
the press that the modern
church ceremonies serve as a
opportunity for local children
to showcase their talents to
the community.
"I think what's important
about it is building the self-
esteem of the young children.
because for many of them in
Fox Hill, this is their coming
out day. This is the first oppor-
tunity they'll have for some
sort of public presentation. So
it's quite a day of prepara-
tion," he said.
The Fox Hill MP referred
to clippings in The Nassau
Guardian from the 1880s as
testament to the longevity of
this tradition.
Mr Mitchell also mentioned
that the PLP government, if
re-elected, had planned to give
subventions of at least $1,000

PLP leader Perry Christie
in Fox Hill yesterday.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/
Tribune staff)

to each of the .area's churches
to ensure that the tradition
carries on.
Throughout the remainder
of the church visits, Mr
Christie appeared jubilant,
attempting a step dance at
Mount Carey Baptist Church;
while engaging in banter on
stage with performers at St
Mark's; and collecting a tra-
ditional bag of candies and
treats at Macedonia.
Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
too was in high spirits during
the day even taking the stage
at St Mark's in a game of
musical chairs in front of the

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*In brief

Man faces
charge of
GBH after
A GRAND Bahama man
was arraigned in Magistrate's
Court in Freeport yesterday
in connection with a shooting
incident that reportedly left a
New Providence teen with
groin injuries.
The incident reportedly
took place last Saturday in
the settlement of Hunter's,
Grand Bahama.
Kennon Lavardo Young,
26, of Dominica Avenue
pleaded not guilty before act-
ing deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones to the charge of
causing grievous bodily harm
to Kenarsh Demerritte-
Magistrate Jones
adjourned the matter to
November 5.
Young, who was repre-
sented by lawyer K Brian
Hanna, was granted bail in
the sum of $5,000 with one
surety on the condition that
he makes no contact with the

Women are
arraigned on

THREE women charged
in connection with the
seizure of more than
$180,000 of marijuana this
week were arraigned in Mag-
istrate's Court yesterday.
Lorna Joseph, 36, and
Latoya Seymour, 33, of
Refugee Drive along with
Demetria Davis, 28, of McK-
inney Drive were arraigned
before Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez at court one
in Bank Lane yesterday.
The women have been
charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to sup-
ply as well as conspiracy to
possess marijuana with intent
_ [ to supply.
t- According to court dock-
iets, it is alleged that the
women, being concerned
together, were found in pos-
session of the drugs on Mon-
day, August 13.
It is alleged that the 121
pounds of marijuana, with an
estimated street value of
$181,500, was found in a
home in the southwestern
area of New Providence.
All three women pleaded
not guilty to the charges and
were each granted bail in the
sum of $50,000 with two
The case was adjourned to
February 20, 2008 and trans-
ferred to court eight in Bank
Lane. 9

Support for Greenslade grows

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE defenders of Assistant
Commissioner of Police Ellison
Greenslade continue to speak
out sharply criticising what
they perceive to be the unfair
"character assassination" of a
well-respected senior police-
Prominent Grand Bahama
lawyer Fred Smith yesterday
joined persons such as the Col-
lege of the Bahamas' political
science lecturer Felix Bethel, in
showing support for Mr
Greenslade and his actions.
Mr Smith yesterday con-
demned the fact that Mr
Greenslade was made to give
up the gifts he received upon
his transfer from Grand
Bahama to New Providence,
saying that the people of Grand
Bahama and the northern
police force were insulted by
the move.
"This character assassination
of Mr Greenslade must end, it is
disgraceful that a man that was
held in such high regard by the
community should have his rep-
utation besmirched like this.
The gifts he received were not
solicited by him, he had
absolutely nothing to do with
them," he said.
Mr Greenslade found himself
at the centre of controversy
after concerns were raised
about lavish gifts that the were
given to him at a special appre-
ciation banquet.
The former Grand Bahama
police chief, who is now the offi-
cer in-charge of crime for the
entire Bahamas, was presented
with a car and two Rolex watch-
es on the occasion of his trans-
He has since come under fire
for accepting the gifts, with crit-
ics claiming that he has com-
promised his position as a senior
police official and may have
contravened the Police Act.
As a result, Mr Greenslade
returned the gifts and the police
announced that the items will
be auctioned off.

Grand Bahama lawyer joins those condemning

'character assassination' of Assistant Commissioner

* ELLISON Greenslade

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Grand Bahama
attorney Mr Smith said that he
agrees with the fact that police
and public officers should never
accept gifts directly from indi-
vidual members of the public
as this could compromise their
However, he said the gifts
given to Mr Greenslade were
given through a fund set up by
the Police Welfare Association.
"Many corporate and indi-
vidual members of the Grand
Bahama community con-
tributed to the fund. There was
no direct payment or giving of
any gift from members of the
public to Mr Greenslade." he
Mr Smith said that he feels
Mr Greenslade's character has
been "defamed, libelled and

Three youths questioned

after armed robbery
THREE juveniles have been boys took a knife from the
taken into custody and are kitchen and robbed the woman
assisting police in their investi- of $61 cash, her 2003 Volkswa-
gation into an armed robbery gen Jetta valued at $2,400, as
in Freeport this week. well as a silver Motorola cellular
According to reports, the inci- phone valued at $200.
dent took place at Jamaica Police reportedly found the
Avenue on Monday afternoon, woman's vehicle crashed into a
Police reports state that a utility pole near the Sir Jack
woman allowed a group of boys Hayward High School.
into her home after persistent The occupants were report-
knocking on her front door. edly unharmed but the vehicle
She said the boys were asking was extensively damaged.
for water to drink. Three juveniles two 14-
After being given water, the year-olds and a 15-year-old -
boys reportedly threw the woman have been taken in for ques-
to the floor and sat on her. tioning and are helping officers
It is claiqped that one of the with their investigation.


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"This \vas ; \cry sincere
expression 11tImliks to ia police-
man ann d his family Ior a
tremendous conlt iiutlion to
peacekeeping and policing in
Grand Bahamra.
"Everyone knew that Mr
Greenslade never compromised
his principles, but was always
the man to try and resolve con-
flict. The community cane to
respect him and his family. and
the police loic' in general in
Grand Bahama it takes a lot
to maintain that kind of
respect," the la\vvcr said.
Sontice, witlhii tihe police
force last w\veeck claimed that Mr
(reensladc had fallen victim to
a conspiracy by fellow officers
who are jealous of his rise
through the ranks.
Mr Smith ycsielrday conm-
mented on these cporls by say-
ing that he feels this incident
could indeed have been a case
of "black crlab) syndrome."
"In the Blahamas people
don't like seeing their col-
leagues get alicad, they claw
each other down instead of
uplifting one another," he said.


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A LITTLE MORE than three months in
power, the FNM government is already being
criticised by the PLP for not having crime
under control.
Although the PLP were in charge for the
past five years, and believed that Urban
Renewal was the best way to neutralise dis-
turbed communities, crime figures particu-
larly murders continued to climb. Already
for the first three months of this year 50 per-
sons have met violent deaths most of them
on the PLP's watch.
"Crime prevention is as important as tack-
ling criminals," said the PLP when in govern-
ment and promoting its Urban Renewal pro-
gramme. We heartily agree. However, how
can a community prevent crime unless and
until every citizen is actively dedicated to the
How can crime be prevented when the com-
munity is constantly being bombarded with
violent words, generally motivated by politics,
that incite persons to commit violent deeds?
How can one criticise youth for settling
their differences violently, if from a website
that the public despite constant disclaimers
- associates with certain members of the pre-
sent Opposition, encourages 18 PLP MPs to do
bodily harm to Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
Crime and politics don't mix. Today emo-
tionally charged political rhetoric is con-
tributing to lawlessness.
Many Bahamians, alarmed at a recent post-
ing on a website, originally associated with
Fred Mitchell, but which today he says doesn't
represent his views, have been calling us to
find out whether the police are asleep.
And the following, posted on the website, is
what prompted their calls:
We thought that the PLP did not deal effec-
tively with Hubert Ingraham's rude, crude,
boorish and stupid behaviour in the House of
Assembly when it last met on Monday 30th
July, so we have written this open letter to
Hubert which we think that the PLP ought to
sign and send to him:
Dear Prime Minister:
This is a warning from all 18 Members of
Parliament of the Progressive Liberal Par-
ty. You are hereby advised that in future if you
repeat the crude and boorish behaviour that
you last displayed in the House of Assembly on
Monday 30th July, you will find your back
teeth floating. You may talk to your little min-
ions and your Cabinet in the way that you dis-
played but not to PLP Members of Parlia-
ment. You may speak to your little children
that way but not to PLP members of parlia-
ment. If it happens again, you will not hear,
you will feel. You must have smelled your top
lip. Don't get so full of yourself that you forget
what your job is and that you must answer
questions in a civilized and decent manner. If
you don't then we promise you all hell will

break loose.
Your sincerelv,
This was ostensibly written in the name of
the 18 PLP members of Parliament. We would
have thought that these MPs would have been
so incensed that such liberties had been taken
to associate them with such a foul deed, that
they would have publicly distanced themselves.
But, no, not a squeak ... complete silence.
The public wants to know why. .
History is filled with what is called "looks
and words that kill."
One should never forget the year 1170 when
a king with an ungovernable temper wondered
out loud: "Will no one rid me of this turbulent
priest?" Words that mounted four "loyal
knights" and sent them riding hell for leather
to Canterbury where they murdered the "tur-
bulent priest" Archbishop Thomas a Beck-
et at the foot of the altar in Canterbury
Irresponsible words spoken in the presence
of emotionally charged people, can light a
spark that often like the murder at Canter-
bury has fatal consequences.
But where are the police, and why haven't
they acted? Surely, they are not going to plead
that they have no jurisdiction over a website?
We have had so many calls on this mailer
from concerned citizens that this incident can-
not be wrapped in silence and forgotten. If
lawlessness is to be brought under control,
then persons who should know better have to
be made responsible for their words and their
actions. Such violently charged words can't
be dismissed as colorfull language", as PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby tried to explain them
away yesterday. Mr Rigby said that the words
were "certainly not intended to incite \ io-
lence." Nor did King Henry II1 intend by his
words of exasperation to have an archbishop
murdered. But this is often the result of reck-
less, colorfull language" uttered by unthink-
ing people.
We recall an incident when the late Sir
Kendal Isaacs was leader of the FNM. His
party wanted him to lead a demonstration to
Bay Street against the PLP government. He
refused. His reason? He could organise and
lead a demonstration, but he could not control
such a crowd if it got out of hand. He knew\\
that if anything went wrong he would hold
himself responsible for having a mob charge
Bay Street. Unlike, the late Sir Lynden Pin-
dling, who was not adverse to organising a
demonstration. Sir Kendal was a man with a
deep sense of civic responsibility. He knew
that one could not trifle with a people's emo-
tions he was not so arrogant as to believe
that human emotions, like a faucet, could be
turned on and off at will.
If the police are ever to get a handle on
the lawlessness that has gripped this nation,
Bahamians at the top will have to change their
behaviour and lead by example.

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogins of No Master

LEON E. 11. DUPUCH', P'ulisher/l-'ditor 1903-1 I14

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

PLP rhetoric inciting lawlessness

EDITOR, The Tribune
I HAVE a God-given right
to have and express my opin-
ion. I am fully knowledgeable
and respect that some may dif-
fer, but I reserve the right and
will give my opinion, regardless
of what names I am called. I
always say that "You could call
me anything you wish, but do
not call me collect, pay for the
call". This goes for all and
sundry, the columnist, politi-
cians and every other Joe Blow
on the streets.
In what could be described
as the greatest case of hypocrisy
the world has ever seen, the
PLP, with none other than Obie
Wilchcombe leading the way, is
crying foul because of the recent
announcements of The Tribune
and The Guardian making a
smart business arrangement. Mr
Wilchcombe even had the
unmitigated gall to say that it
was a threat to democracy. The
greed that is usually associated
with the PLP must, in my opin-
ion, make them "green with
envy" because none of them
could get anything from the
The blatant hypocrisy dis-
played by Mr Wilchcombe is
laughable, to say the least. Mr
Wilchcombe and Fred Mitchell
presided over a ZNS that,
according to reports at the time,
received political instructions
from their leader Lynden Pin-
dling in his calculated effort to
suppress information from the
Bahamian people. The PLP
intentionally kept Bahamians
in the dark. Where was democ-
racy then?
The Tribune, on the other
hand consistently maintained
the respect of ALL Bahamians.
reporting the news fearlessly,
regardless, while still remaining

For decades, under the PLP,
ZNS controlled the news and
the lack of news the Bahamian
people would receive. ZNS in
the Bahamas was worse than
Cuba's Granma International;
both guilty of dictatorial prac-
tices. Every Bahamian during
that time remembered how
Lynden Pindling used the air-
waves to "brainwash", espe-
cially black Bahamians, into
believing that whites were our
enemies. Where was the respect
for democracy then'?
The FNM under the leader-
ship of Hubert Alexander
Ingraham destroyed the PLP
plan by implementing "govern-
ment in the sunshine". He liter-
ally opened the airwaves by
granting radio licenses to many.
Never in our history could a
"Popper" call in and cuss the
prime minister without any
repercussions. Could this have
been possible under Lynden
Pindling? We all know the
The most hilarious fact is that
the PLP are saying that they
would not have okayed the
merger if they were in power.
What grounds would they use
to prevent it? Would they bully
their way between a perfectly
legitimate business transactions
that included a highly respected
Bahamian family in
Dupuch/Carron. just because
they are not sure of their poli-
Would the PLP use their list
of "goons", shakedown artists
and conmen to intimidate The
Tribune whose motto is, "Being

Bound to Swear to the Dogmas
of No Master"? Did Obie
Wilchcombe think that the
greedy PLP should have been a
part of the transaction? What
is really bothering the PLP?
The more they rant and rave,
the more we see just how
retarded their game plan really
I would venture to say that
the advertisers of both The Tri-
bune and Guardian are all sen-
sible business people, many of
whom are not friends of the
PLP anyway. So any boycott
would be highly ineffective. Fur-
thermore, anyone with common
sense could see that The Tri-
bune would never let the likes
of Obie Wilchcombe interfere
with what is common knowl-
edge to be a highly successful
media empire.
Where is the monopoly?
Jones Communication Network
Bahama Journal, a reputable
newspaper has carved out its
own niche and certainly owns
a share of the market. The
Bahama Journal's reputation
for providing contrasting points
of view makes it totally impos-
sible of any monopoly to be
possible. Any mention of a
monopoly is simply an attempt
to confuse the issue.
The game plan being used by
the PLP will backfire. Bahami-
ans, both black and white, are
simply sick to their stomachs
with the "spoilt childlike behav-
iour" displayed by the PLP. We
must quietly show the PLP just
how displeased we are. Time
is longer than rope.
Let's see which fool will fol-
low Mr Wilchcombe with this
July 31 2007

Inefficient government mail service

EDITOR, The Tribune
A LEITTER signed by a Min-
ister on July 6, 2007. stain ed
URGENT postmarked July 11.
2007 arrives at my post box,
General Post Office, Monday
July 16, 2007.
So, signed on Friday, July 6,
Five days later postmarked
Wednesday., July 11, 2007.

A further five-days later
received Monday, July 16, 2007.
Ten days to go from the Minis-
ter's desk to the recipient on
this seven by 21-mile island!
This was an "URGENT"
communication. Imagine if it
was life and death?
In the campaign were we not
promised that Voice Mail would
be taken out of Government
offices? Well they are certainly still

in use and seemingly the civil ser-
vants and the Ministers, and those
of State and Parliamentary either
don't understand how to operate
Voice Mail or couldn't care.
Totally frustrated as it seems
we just refuse to accept a posi-
tive work ethic.
July 16 2007

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EDITOR, The Tribune
PLEASE permit me space in
yourvaluable paper to make
the following observations.
1. The newspapers carried a
story about a building on Blue
Hill Road and Poinciana Drive
which was so unusual in its
breech of normal Town Plan-
ning regulations as it relates to
parking, site coverage and set-
backs, that one wonders what
went wrong here.
2. Did someone in Ministry
of Works or Town Planning
make a mistake, or were laws
governing building permits

deliberately ignored or broken?
3. Did the architect give
wrong information when
obtaining permission?
4. Did the owner build with-
out permission or did he disre-
gard his permit?
I believe the Ministry owes
the public an explanation and
some heads should roll for this
I also believe some news
organization should pursue this
story to a conclusion.
July 19 2007


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was arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday in connec-
tion with an armed robbery
According to court dock-
ets. it is alleged that on Sun-
day, August 12, Stephen
Stubbs of Ridgeland, being
concerned with others and
armed with a handgun,
robbed Deon Rolle of $2,(XX).
Stubbs, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Marilyn
Meeres at court five in Bank
Lane, was not required to
enter a plea to the charge.
He is represented by attor-
ney Murrio Ducille. The case
was adjourned to today for

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BAHAMIANS are being'
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Mandarin in recognition of
China's growing influence in
the commercial world.
The initiative has been tak-
en by the International Lan-
guages and Cultures Institute
at the College of the
. The courses follow a pilot
project with the Ministry of
Tourism last year.
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ans are becoming aware of
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Three inmates charged with

murder concerned over lawyer

THE three inmates charged
in connection with the murder
of a guard during last year's
prison break were in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday.
Inmates Forrester Bowe, Bar-
ry Parcoi and Corey Hepburn
appeared before Magistrate
Marilyn Meeres as their case
was set to begin, however no
witnesses were present.
The prosecutor, Inspector
Clifford Daxon, told the court
that he had still has not
received confirmation from
the Attorney General's office
on whether the matter would
proceed in the Supreme Court
via a voluntary bill of indict-

Bowe, Parcoi, and I lepburn
have been charged with the
murder of Corporal Dion
Bowles, which occurred on Jan-
uary 17, 2006, as well as causing
harm to prison officers Kenneth
Sweeting and David Armbris-
The inmates were arraigned
on the charges in April of this
year. Yesterday, the three
raised concern over the lawyer
who had been appointed for
them, claiming that they wanted
different counsel.
Parcoi in particular told the
magistrate that he did no have
confidence in attorney Wayne
Watson's ability to represent
Corey Hepburn told the court
that he had not even seen Mr

* BARRY Parcoi

Magistrate Meeres said that
she would write a letter to the

Registrar about- their request,
however she told the men that
their options for different coun-
sel might be few.
The matter was adjourned to
October 1.
In other court news, three
men were arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday in con-
nection with an alleged attempt-
ed murder.
It is alleged that while con-
cerned together, Sean Moss, 28,
Ricardo Moss, 27, and Mark
Moss, 26, all of Grey's Ter-
race intentionally and unlaw-
fully attempted to cause the
death of Glen Williams, who
was reportedly shot in the neck.
The incident was said to have
taken place on Saturday,
August 11.

The men, who appeared
before Magistrate Renee McK-
ay at court six on Parliament
Street, pleaded not guilty to the
The three men where also
arraigned on the charge of pos-
session of an unlicensed
According to court dockets, it
is alleged the men were found
in possession of a black Ruger
P85 9 mm pistol. The men all
pleaded not guilty to this
The matter was adjourned to
Thursday for a bail hearing
after the prosecution requested
time to check on the condition
of the victim and on whether
the accused men have any prior

Ugandan high commissioner visits Ministry of Tourism

E PICTURED (I r) are Joseph Kahiigwa, deputy high
commissioner of the Republic of Uganda in Ottawa; Nalini
Bethel, director of offshore communications at the Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation; George Marino Abola, high commission-
er of the Republic of Uganda in Ottawa; Lorraine Armbrister.
undersecretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation; and
Samuel Gardiner, senior director of training and education at
the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation.

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can benefit a great deal from
trading notes on their most suc-
cessful industries, according to
government officials.
"With the success of tourism
in the Bahamas and agriculture
in Uganda, both countries stand
to gain immense utility from
shared expertise in their top
industries," said the Ministry of
Tourism in a press release.
With this in mind, High Com-
missioner of Uganda to Ottawa,
Canada George Marino Abo-
la, and Deputy High Commis-
sioner Ambassador Joseph
Kahiigwa, paid a courtesy call

on the Ministry ot Tourism and
Aviation to present their Let-
ters of Commission.
According to the ministry, the
visit was intended to establish
"positive relations" between the
two countries, with an eye to
exchanging knowledge in the
tourism and agriculture indus-
Also on their visit, the Ugan-
da high commissioner and
deputy high commissioner met
with officials at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, the Governor
General's office, the Embassy
of the Republic of Haiti and the
United States Embassy.

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A relatively small film n has
brought tremendous opportu-
nities and benefits to the
Bahamas that already llmetsureC
an estimated $1 million as tlihe
film's production wrapped up
on August ') in Exuuma.
The Italian movie, Matrinlo-
nio alle Bahamas, contributed
substantially to the Bahamas'
economy as it logged 21 days
of filming throughout Exuma
in July and August.
The movie's benefit to the
economy was spread over more
than one island. However, Exu-
ma received the majority of the
spending, said Cornelius McK-
inney, the film's Bahamian pro-
duction manager, who oversaw
logistic details through his
Galaxy Productions company
that is based in Grand Bahama.
Galaxy Productions recruited
three workers from (Irand
Bahama, 15 from Nassau and
almost 40 from Exuma to handle
office and set duties in Fxuma.
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ground actors with no speaking
parts iceived more than $100
per day whenever they were
called to the set and a few actors
received $250 to $600 for their
one-liners in the movie.
In addition to the salaries of
the almost 270 Bahamians, the
producers of Matrimonio alle
Bahamas spent substantial sums
of money on hotel accommo-
dations, meals, car rentals, taxi
fares and location fees. Prelim-
inary calculations suggest the
accumulated expenditure for
Exuma alone may reach as high
as $700,000, said Mr McKinney.
Craig Woods, film commis-
sioner in the Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism, said the money
spent in the Bahamas so far is
only the beginning of the bene-
fits for the country.
There are potentially lucra-
tive promotional benefits for
the Bahamas as a vacation des-
tination and a film production
location, he said.
Matrimonio alle Bahamas
will promote the Bahamas as a
vacation destination, especial-
ly in the European market,
according to Mr Woods.
The visual impact of the film
is powerful enough to convert
movie viewers into travellers,
he said.
In addition, the movie has put
the name of the Bahamas in its
title. This creates a direct link to
Ilie Bahamas, connecting the
country to the scenes of
turquoise waters and sandy
beaches. The naming of Matri-
monio alle Bahamas, translat-
ed in English as Wedding in the
Bahamas, will give major sup-
port to the Bahamas' market-
ing efforts in Europe.
"That is just one of the most
awesome things that have ever
happened." Mr Woods said. "I
can't recall any film that had
the title named after the
Mr Woods believed the name
of the film will "do wonders for
us." Wedding in the Bahamas
is set for a November 6 release
in Spain, Italy and France.
"In those three markets, the
name of the Bahamas is going
to be jumping out on the
screen," he said. "In those
countries, the Bahamas is a
dream.. It is surreal. It is some
place where they just think of
In terms of a boost in the film
industry, the Bahamas is per-
fectly poised to draw more film
business due to the endorse-
ments of the producers and

* BAHAMAS Film Commissioner Craig Woods and director
Claudio Rossi on the set of Matrimonio alle Bahamas

crews that have worked in the
country before.
"It's a very small network,"
Mr Woods said of the film
industry. "Producers talk with
each other about where they
have shot. They ask about the
type of experience one would
have had in a location."
The networking endorse-
ments will also boost the
Bahamas in terms of promot-
ing it as a film location because
it will fill the void that is left
when the Bahamas Film Com-
mission has exhausted advertis-
ing budgets, he said.
"We're never going to have
enough dollars to put an ad in
the Hollywood Reporter or
Variety Magazine or Screen
Magazine, butwhen these crews
come to the Bahamas and they
make their film here or their

commercial here, they take
their experiences with them,"
Mr Woods said. "They talk
about it, and when they talk
about it, they are very passion-
ate and people believe them."
Claudio Risi, director of Mat-
rimonio alle Bahamas, said he is
prepared to give a glowing rec-
ommendation to directors for
filmmaking in the Bahamas.
"If they come to me and
make some question, 'how you
find it?" 1 will say 'yes, it is a
fantastic place.' he said. "'You
can go there. It's a marvelous
people, marvelous place, mar-
velous food and everything'."
In addition, Mr Risi said Ital-
ians love to 'visit interesting
places that they see in films. He
believed that many of his coun-
trymen would love to visit the
Bahamas after seeing the film.

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VENEZUELA is creating its
own oil-field services company
to reduce dependence on for-
eign contractors, the country's
top energy official said Tues-
day, according to Associated
Press. .
Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez
said the state-run oil company
Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or
PDVSA. is starting its own ver-
sion of Houston-based Hal-
liburton Co. to provide services
within the oil-producing coun-
"We're going to create our
own firm, called PSVSA Ser-
vices," Ramirez said during a
televised interview. "We can
have our own Halliburton. ours,
the Boliviarian one."
President Hugo Chavez aims

to make Venezuela's oil indus-
try self-sufficient as he
advances his Bolivarian Revo-
lution, a movement named
after South American inde-
pendence hero Simon Bolivar.
PDVSA currently depends on
foreign companies, including
Halliburton and Schlumberg-
er Ltd., to maintain petroleum
Ramirez said the new com-
pany would also offer services in
other Latin American nations
such as Colombia, Nicaragua
and Ecuador.
PDVSA has declared an
"operational emergency" due
to an international shortage of
oil rigs that has driven up costs
and prevented it from hiring
enough rigs for drilling.
Some industry watchdogs
have said Venezuela's crude
output is falling, partly because

of the rig shortage. The Paris-
based International Energy
Agency, for example, estimates
that oil output in Venezuela has
fallen to 2.37 million barrels a
day, down from 2.6 million bar-
rels per day a year ago.
But Ramirez denied that out-
put was down: "Our production
is not affected." He said the
country, a major supplier of oil
to the US, is producing 3.1 bil-
lion barrels of oil a day.
Chavez's government has
struck a deal with China
National Petroleum Corp to
begin assembling drilling rigs in
Venezuela, a major part of
PDVSA's plan to gain its own
rig fleet. Production of the rigs
is expected to begin within two
Ramirez said Venezuela
already has obtained 13 Chi-
nese-made oil drills.






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*Mr. and Mrs. Ron Springle of Nassau announces the
engagement of their daughter, Joy to, Nathan
Hemmines, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hemines of
Holland, Michigan.

Joy is a graduate of Wheaton College, Illinois and
Boston University with a Bachelor's Degree in
Spanish and a Master's of Arts in Teaching.

Nathan is a graduate of LeTourneau University,
Longview, Texas and Farris State University, Big
Rapids, Michigan with Bachelor's degrees in
Business Administration and Manufacturing
I Engineering. Hlie employed by Egemin Automation in
Holland, Michigan.
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Niece of
cricket star
rescued from
THE 2 1-year-old niece of
cricket superstar Brian Iam a was
abducted during a robbeCi and
rescued after a companion
escaped from kidnappers,
Frinidadian authorities said
Monday, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Adanna Lara was found tied
up in a house early Sunday, said
Police Constable Philip Leaza-
ma. She was in a car with a
Trinidadian soldier late Satur-
day when armed men
approached, intending to steal
the car and rob the pair.
But the assailants realized the
niece might fetch a valuable
ransom, police said.
The soldier escaped from the
suspects and called police, who
found the car and later found
Adanna Lara.
Brian Lara, who lives in Port-
of-Spain, is a former West
Indies captain who holds the
world record score of 400 in test
cricket and 501 in the first class
game. He was out of the coun-
try when the abduction

FBI launch
into apparent
San Juan
THE FBI said Monday it is
investigating an incident caught
on video showing a policeman
wrestling an apparently
unarmed man to the ground
then shooting him dead, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Agents are interviewing offi-
cers and witnesses and are try-
ing to obtain an original copy
of the video, FBI spokesman
Harry Rodriguez said.
The video, which was broad-
cast on a local news pro-
gramme, shows an officer stand-
ing over a man lying face-down
and shooting him at least three
times once in the head.
"We have enough informa-
tion to start that investigation,"
said Puerto Rico's FBI director
Luis Fraticelli. He said the
bureau will look into "possible
illegal acts involving police bru-
tality or the excessive use of
Puerto Rico's Department of
Justice also is investigating.

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Call for Ingraham to

take over education

Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH the dire state of the
country's education system
and the national grade aver-
age once again at D, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
should relinquish the finance
portfolio and take on that of
education, it was suggested
PLP Senator Jerome
Fitzgerald, addressing the lat-
est disappointing BGCSE
results and general deficien-
cies found in Bahamian
school graduates, said that any
government that is serious
about improving the educa-
tion system needs to put the
prime minister in the position
of minister of education.
Currently, the post of min-
ister of education is held by
Carl Bethel, who also shoul-
ders the portfolios of youth,
sports and culture.
Speaking as a guest on the
More94 radio show Real Talk
Live yesterday, Mr Fitzgerald
said that in a time when the
country's economy is strong,
but the education system is
weak, the prime minister
should personally take on the
ministry of education.
"For too long the prime
ministers of our country have
always assumed the role of
minister of finance, which for
control aspect may seem like
the right thing to do, but I
am of the view that to a
greater extent our economy
more or less takes care of
itself and there are a lot of
bright and talented people
who can advise in those areas
and we don't necessarily
need to at this point to spend
a lot of time and energy
focusing on those issues," he
Any ministerial position a


prime minister takes, the sen-
ator said, "is one where the
people will be satisfied that
the proper resources and
focus will go to."
Mr Fitzgerald said that the
groundwork has already been
laid for most of the Bahamas'
industries and that it is edu-
cation which needs the most
Results for the 2007
BGCSE examinations
released yesterday showed
that public and private schools
throughout the country aver-
aged a grade point average of
Some 6,397 students were
entered to sit the exam, with
each student taking an aver-
age of five subjects.
Only 42.39 per cent of all
students managed to achieve
a grade between A and C,
with more than a quarter of
all grades awarded given at
grade C.
Twenty-two per cent of stu-
dents scraped together a D,
while 32 per cent were award-
ed below average grades of
E, F, and G.
Just 3.16 per cent of stu-
dents were given an U grade,
which indicates the candidate
has failed to show positive
achievement in a subject.
Mr Fitzgerald said he is
very concerned about the
grade average and even more
alarmed about the statistics
which show that many
Bahamians who graduate
from high school are unable
to read or do basic mathe-

I"H having iilel \ l ic\\'d a lot
of these pieoplc aind having
had to cmplo\y ihem, I have
been alarmed for some time
that we are essentuillv gradu
eating students out of high
schools who are unable to do
what would he considered to

he basic skills," he said.
The Coalition for Education
Reform last month released a
study which showed that 80 per
cent of graduating students in
New Providence in 2006 failed
mathematics, with more than
one-third also illiterate.

* CURRENT Education
Minister Carl Bethel




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L A\S wee.k s col uinii
discussed fears of an
-impending tipping point for
-Bahamian society a prospect
we face because many hard
.-chQices have not been made
,over the past 30-odd years by
our political leaders on both
sides of the fence.
These issues are so impor-
tant to the survival of our way
of life that the responses posted
on my Bahama Pundit web site
are worth revisiting here for the
benefit of those who don't
habitually troll the Internet.
The main point of my column
was that despite the contin-
uing foreign interest in our
waterfront real estate we
have largely wasted the past
generation (and especially the
past five years), and the chick-
'ens are finally coming home to
Those chickens include thou-
sands of illiterate and unem-
ployable high school graduates,
violent crime that is spiraling
out of control, rising illegitima-
cy. an increasingly chaotic urban
,,environment that is deterring
,;tourism, a nationwide refusal to
follow rules or set examples, a
crumbling judiciary, an ever-
growing and unassimilated
immigrant underclass, and a
"massive and unproductive pub-
lic sector.
My second point focused on
-the post-election behaviour of
"the PLP: Any reasonable
,observer would have to agree
that the PLP is being overly
-aggressive and confrontational
.without good reason...This talk
is grossly irresponsible and like-
ly to lead to disturbances no
.matter what the election court
decides. And what is to prevent
the PLP from calling the court
corrupt if it finds against them?
Rather than wasting our lim-
it J tune and energies on these
:nasty and unproductive political
"exercises, both parties should
-'get down to the unfinished busi-
'ness of their national agendas.
That's because the whole point
of power in a democracy is to
.produce change and progress.
-'Winning an election is not a
Slicence to talk nonsense for five
_years. So if we want to avoid
that dreaded tipping point, we

should aIll rt .1..kd, % ,1 n tI _sI s,
111dl dlispl lst \\ilh II( pill lisii]

N o\\ let's review the
comments that were
posted on Bahama Pundit. The
first was, thankfully, compli
ienta ry:
"/ always read Touigh Call,
but I have to say youi are so on
point with this one. I think that
we are re/llv teetering and per-
haps your suggestions will be
put in place. Again, great col-
Iunl and maybe someone with
tihe power will listen. --
Christina M. Thompson.
But the second condemned
yours truly as a political flunky:
"In vmy view it is clear from
the content of this column which

political party you support
FNM!!! As a colul/mist pre-
sumably .you e presenting your
views wnd therefore it is inot to be
under the realm of a journalist,
although surprisingly I could not
recall seeing a clear distancing
from your views by The Tri-
bune. This would suggest that
The Tribune is obviously in
complete agreement and accepts
your views as its own'-
"Back to your viewn bia. utina
prejudice i.s what is t rang it tiit
the Bahamas today and even
worse their' complete disregard foi
these practices to the extent that
we say it does not exist. Both
parties had failures and success-
es would it not have been more
productive to highlight sutccevses
and constrIctvl e t L IItNIIi ,/ 10
failures? But alas ie have peo-
ple like you and the senioi pei
sonnel at 'he Tilibui/le alld loi
the Guardian who onl\ fint


fault for a particular setato of
the Bahamian society. -.- Don-
ah/ Campbell
Well, it is certainly clea to
me that what the PLP is doing
today is not productive. It is not
constructive. And it does not
help their cause. It is also cleai
that both parties have con-
tributed to the position in which
we find ourselves today. But I
lean in the direction that the
PLP bears a greater response

ability, having been in controll
for 30 years since 19i0/ and hmia
ing wasted the past live years
when they could easily ha \c
made a bit .oiltt.hat k \
won't be able to o\ elrcome these
challenges by worrying about

A third commenter dis-
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1i 0 lnts ,t I' ;i, ( I /' ,i ;
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any of your c l"t iiil.s /ibit'cca
Tlonny Turnquest (air-contill
tioning and p)artil deal) a dill
graced cabinet minister" (Or
Brenft Svinonllei (aiiLpoli ilcili i
"Oln allothler nolte1, oJ 1 ,
F'A M vt ipathl .. . 1 .+, t;
against thc PI.P. oin' ,, t / .. 1,
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"I agree with youiir major
premise, Larrv. We spend too
ucli time talk ing about parties
and .'ar too little timte talking
albol lihe Bahanuas. Ilie ,eiult,
quite naturally, is fact e iandl
"Our problem as a nation
appears to be that we do not
breed statesmen or patriots. Inl
part because of the histories of
the two major political parties,
rooted in issues of race, self-
determination, and self-govern-
iment, we have failed collectively
to create any single national per-
spective that can be shared by
all. In this we are all guilty, not
just thie people who play on our
prejudices in their election
games. As a result, all discourse
is politicized.
"T7ie fault today does not lie
with any specific political party.
Although the opposition has
been more vocal and polarizing,
that is what opposition have the
luxury of doing. But the gov-
ernment has to bear critical
responsibility as well. Govern-
ments represent us all, and gov-
erlnments who are forced to rule
with narrow margins /have a
greater burden than most.
"1 (1at left to draw the conclu-
sion that politicians are unable to
be statesnien when they come to
power. Never mind history; in
the world of the arts, you are
onlv as good as your last work.
Things change, and circum-
stances change. While no living
Bahamian government has ever

had to rule with suichi a narrow
mI/ajoirity,. it is irresponsible, ill
Iny opinion, to focus all one's
energies on the possibility of
another election. We have lost
i'iiuoigh time on election foolish-
ness this year, and what we need
are leaders who can envision a
path fior the future of us all." -
The Observer retorted that
"no-on0e seems to want to answer
/ithe question: What is going to
hiappein if the court finds there
was widespread election f'iraud
and awards the three seats to the
PIl ':'? 'i'er they light ill pulsing
the et'ectionll court oll should they
have let wrong overrule right?
Would it have been thle proper
thing to let a government not
duly elected by lthe Bahamian
people remain itn power?" --


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Rather than wasting our limited
time and energies on these nasty
and unproductive political
exercises, both parties should
get down to the unfinished
business of their national

2.Is it FAIR to all
3. Will it build
4. Will it be
all concerned?

if the court finds there was wide-
spread election fraid and
1 wards thie three seats to the
PLP? Do you think Hubert
Ing'raiilam will hand over gov-
ernment or call anothiier election?
"Hence the reason for elec-
tion mode of both parties. The
FNM is just as much in election
mode as thie PLP. just about
every speech or press conference
by a cabinet minister displays
tiis fact. i'he Bahailiani people
will decide ait tih end f.lhe tday
1! 1i, P'I.P wasted oil0 time and
on'i V nIll the el< c il n Coll' t.. II
then' did, theyiill' i/ loe the respect
tilid loyaltv Of inany Bahlainialrs
and iFNMs will haile smolethillg
"Ma/ke Sell 'i vot keep your
Mtti "ne sIv'stem in tlop shape.
/he bias viru'ts is contagious andt
Imllpalint.on Shirley Street aile
,now also Oakes Field. As for
\our list of '"ininisli'ed business ',
iqOoid joh. Now let's see iow
ihttii thel' accomplish. Please
i one back inl 12 months with a
0/ili/nil grading themll on lhow
much of. what ol vo listed is
cliicvcd. ihe (l).csierver
J.oa:ncn Smilth responded to

The Observer.

Refreshingly, someone
kindly came to my
"Your article is piercing and
potent and will not easily appeal
to the jaundiced mind bent on
furthering a self-centred agen-
da. The dire need for national
transformation is aptly presented
and it is refreshing to see how
thoroughly you researched your
supporting facts. This gives me
great respect for your journal-
"We are all Bahamians, our
politics or creeds notwithstand-
ing. The vitality of our national
health takes precedence over all
our personal agendas. More
pointedly, the well-being of the
Bahamas rests in the hands of
us ALL and any inflammatory
provocation by influential mem-
bers of society, aimed at incit-
ing the uninformed to revolt,
should be viewed as borderline
sedition."- Karen Burke.
To which another commenter
added the following:
"If there was indeed wide-
spread fraud, what does that say
of the PLP's ability to properly
run the country? If it did hap-
pen, it happened on their watch.
Could they not get such a fun-
damental thing right? -Drew
This led to a post by an
unidentified Bahamian living in
Southeast Asia:
"These politicians are a reflec-
tion of the Bahamian society; no
wonder they behave like school-
children. The politicians are paid
to do a job and patting them-
selves on the back for what they
did is no favour to us. As I read
news from the Bahamas it seems
like the country is in turmoil.
We are so far behind in the
world that it's laughable. All
these politicians want to do is
enrich themselves and their
friends so, my people, band
together and have these people in
power do their job. It's the only
way things will change. -for-
eign male.

T he final commenter
probably summed it up
"One thing comes through
over and over again when you
read the outbursts of PLP sup-
porters on this website: emo-
tional character and party
defenses rule their arguments
and there is little actual defense
of policies or any attempt at
identifying true accomplish-
ments. Policy and not personal-
ity should be the order of the
dav in this little country.
"I tire of pointing out that
there are global corporations
with bigger headaches than our
government and these corpora-
tions handle sometimes double
the number of people. The last
five years left me embarrassed
to be a Bahamian. The next five
years might be better, but I have
nmy doubts. I couldn't care less
about parties and political egos!
I want to see action and results
and improvements!
"I want good roads, a serious
education reform, a serious plan
for downtown, an end to petti-
ness and grand standing and an
end to the FREE ride for gov-
ernment! This country is for the
citizen, not for its megalomaniac
politicians -whichever side of
the fence they stand. For a coun-
try this size, party politics on this
scale is an anachronism.
IT!"- E. B. Christian.
My thoughts exactly.
What do you think? Send
comments to larrv@tribuneme-
dia.net.Or visit www.bahama-


of things we
think, say or do
1. Is it the TRUTH?

Both parties have contributed
to the position in which we find
ourselves today. But I lean in the
direction that the PLP bears a
greater responsibility, having
beeci in control for 30 years
since 1967.

this I' tulli)\\ s:
Si /ta c / I ( ;I/) til dit'gracedl
hit,,,l i i' 1 'n lie t ',it i/iteil tih be
, a tM it It A n itl i Anna, Nicole
i ... li t t'llite association
I I. onll 'l.V If/l l ,ss he I
lii' a, wti te /ill still has to live
i n A../ f ii i( aill/ the ild public-
::\ iabutI hiI I 'lyng onil ANS's
', a /th na.I a caibilet i minister
,Odl 0t h m ic1'1a 1de mdeel: then
ipo w I\ I li cahllt\ hin prob-
Itmno with lldictiplin iI the cabi-
nit'[ and ihe 41ould have driliawt'n
back. He should have known
hctr'i not' Il make Is i/'ma'rriage
, aIppw 'a i poppy. show! -
./ laIn, Smith.

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FROM page one

"1,140 miles west of the south-
ernmiost Cape Verde Islands and
1,390 miles east of the Lesser
In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterday, meteorologist
Basil Dean urged the Bahamians
to pay close attention to the
movements of the storm.
"Residents of the Bahamas
should watch (tropical storm
Dean) very, very closely because
looking at computer models the
projected track will more than
likely take it just to the south of
the Bahamas, but any curvature
towards the north could bring it
right on our doorsteps, particu-
larly to the south east and central
Bahamas," he said.
"Certainly by Friday of this
week we would be in a good posi-
tion to determine whether or not
there would be the need to issue a
(hurricane) watch or warning,"
Mr. Dean added.
Weather officials are also track-
ing a system located in the west-
ern Gulf of Mexico, however, Mr.
Dean said, this system should not
pose a threat to the Bahamas.
"The forecasted movement is
towards the west, moving away
from us. So persons living along
the gulf coast of the United States
may have some concern. We
could get some feeder bands
(clouds streaking out from the
extreme edges of a hurricane)
which should fire up some show-
ers or thunderstorms for the
Bahamas, but other than that we
are really out of harm's way with
regards to that system," Mr Dean
In what may develop into an
active hurricane season, meteo-
rologists are warning the public
to ensure that they have all the
necessary hurricane preparations
in place.
"Have your shutters in place
and'make sure you have an ade-
quate supply of plywood to secure
your windows and doors," Mr.
Dean advised.
While the hurricane season pre-
dictions have been downgraded
slightly, from an estimated 19
storms, to 17, Mr Dean said that
because August and September
are two very active months for
hurricanes, "it is very possible for
those numbers to be reached."
The system in the gulf, if it
were to form into a tropical storm,
would become the fifth named
storm of the season.

FROM page one
"In the old system, we mena-
sured a total life expectancy based
on the average number of years
males and females could expect to
live in each country. H however,
people don't live all those veans
in perfect health. At some point
in vour life, vou will have some
level of disability.
"These years with disability are
weighted according to their level
of severity to estimate the total
equivalent lost years of good
health. You subtract this from
total life expectancy, and what

FROM page one

Healthy life
remains is the expected number
of Vears of healthy liie"c explained
Dl)r Alan lIopez, C(oordinator of0
WIOI('s FIpidemiiology anid Inr
(d'n o1f )Disease Teanm.
Sonie countries withI a higher
I)Al .1 banking than thIe Balianias
include Vennczneila, at 52, Chlina at
SI, Lebanon at 95, Iran at 9(0,
Ulzbekistan at 100 and the
tlkraine at 70.
In comparison to many of its
neighbours in the Caribbean
region, the Bahamas does not

Christie, Sears

claimed, is another popular choice with as equally unblemished record who
has a chance at not only winning the post, but leading the party to a victory
in the 2012 general election.
However, it was reported that Dr Nottage's only drawback, would be his
age, giving the younger Mr Wilchcombe an edge.
Furthermore, it was reported that Mr Wilchcombe still holds about 90 per
cent of the PLP generals in Grand Bahama. With this support, and Mr
Wilchcombe's popularity in New.Providence it was claimed that if a con-
vention were held, Mr Wilchcombe would essentially only need a minimal per-
centage of New Providence's generals to gain control of the party.
However, it has also been claimed that Dr Nottage, holds "significant" sup-
port within the party especially in New Providence.
With this in mind, Mr Christie, it was claimed, is hoping that with his
backing, Mr Sears could "split the vote" and edge out both Nottage and Wilch-
combe if and when the party calls its next convention.

FROM page one

Additionally, they claim that
they have been left in the dark
about the purpose of the closure
and what works will be carried out.
They have suggested that the
closure take place on September
12 13 once the tourist "high sea-
son" drops off.
However, yesterday Works Min-
ister Earl Deveaux said he finds it
"incredible" that vendors claim to
have not been consulted. He says
government has no choice but to
close the market during the dates
He also pointed to a July 26
meeting held jointly by the Min-
istry of Works and the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health to
discuss in depth the closure and
the rodent problem. It was attend-
ed by 100 vendors, according to
another official's estimate.
Mrs Thompson noted this meet-
ing during her interview with The
Tribune, but admitted that not all
vendors, including herself, attend-
Nonetheless, Mrs Thompson
said that vendors were "alarmed"
when, following a meeting on iJuly
26, a letter was delivered announc-
ing the closure.
"We cannot afford for them to
take four days income from us,
you have to justify it. We don't
know what's going to happen inl

these four days and we do not want
to give them up unless we know
what is going to happen," she said.
"Most of the ladies in the mar-
ket are single mothers and have
to purchase their children's school
clothing. School reopens on Sep-
tember 3 and they will be strug-
gling to buy uniform or shoes up to
the last minute," she said.
Mr Deveaux -- while empha-
sising that the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health, and not he, is
the authority in charge of the
clean-up operation explained
that he has been informed that the
cleaning and repairs cannot wait.
"They (Environmental Health)
documented the rat population.
they put in place a programme to
kill the rats, they put a programme
in place to remove the dead rats.
they are now putting a programme
in place to reduce to an irreducible
minimum the places where the rats
can hide and to reduce their food
sources." lie said, adding that straw
endorls were involved at all stages.
"It's a sequential thing; there's
ino control over it." lie added.
"Either the vendors want to be inl
a rat-free environment where their
businesses call go or they don't."
Attempts to reach Melon
NIcKenzie. director of environ-
mental health, vesterdav were

pCforlnI well. ('Co untiist Cu(bi
wilt ils respected hCeallhcare sysN
telm placed highest in Ihe
('aribbean/Latin Americain
region, at 33rd, with a maIle "full
health" expectancy of 67.4 years
aiind a enialc expectancy oi (.69\.
.hunlaica ranked 36, will 6(0.8
anid 67.9 years respectively. Addi-
tionally, St Vincent anld tlhe
(iireicadines ranked 43rd, Anltigua
and Barbuda, 48th, Greneda 49th,
Barbados, 53rd, St Lucia, 54th,
Trinidad and Tobago, 57th,
Dominican Republic, 79th, andr
St Kitts and Nevis, 86th.
Haiti, ranked 153rd with a in male

and feinmale expectancy of 42.4
anid 45.2, was the only country in
lihe ('aribbean region to fall
behind the Blahaunas.
Top ranking countries included
Japarn, which achieved tlie num-
her one position with an impres-
sive 71.9 veair average "full
lealh" expectclancy lor men and
77.2 for women. In second to
lenth plaice respectively were
Australia, Iraince, Sweden, Spain,
Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Mona-
co and Andorra.
This is the first time that every
country's health life expectancy
has been measured using the

DALE system.
The WHO cited several rea-
sons why certain countries have
done well, or poorly, in compari-
son to other countries.
Japan's "full health" expectan-
cy, for example, is said to be con-
tributable to its traditionally low-
fat diet.
In Australia, smoking rates
have dropped sharply from their
earlier peaks, leading to lower
lung cancer and heart problem
rates, while Sweden also benefit-
ed from low tobacco use rates
and its successful healthcare sys-

BGCSE performance is 'national problem'

FROM page one

"I have to commend the Ministry of Educa-
tion for making the release (of the 2007 BGCSE
results), because information in the past on
BGCSE results has been hard to come by and so
we'd like to think that this might be a renewal of
the Ministry's attempt to be transparent in letting
the public be aware of the BGCSE results
because it is important for the nation to know,"
Mr Farrington said.
Mr Farrington compiled an independent analy-
sis based on the preliminary report produced by
the Examination and Assessnment Division of the
Ministry of Education.
"Looking at the results... for all schools and all
subjects, we didn't do as well in 2007 as we did in
2006," he said. "For instance in As achieved we
had a total of six per cent this year versus seven
percent in 2006, and Bs 10 per cent versus 11 per
cent last year, 26 per cent this year versus 28 per
cent last year in Cs, 22 and 23 per cent in Ds."
In the four categories of E.F,G and U last

FROM page one Christie

ham) has the right to advise on
the dissolution of the House of
Assembly. And his view is that
once a process of this kind is
started, it doesn't necessarily
mean that it should be complet-
ed. Of course he has the right to
stop it before it's started." he
"The lawyers are all involved
and we have every reason to
believe that the first case
Pinewood has been set. will be
heard. And we hope and believe
that unless there is a change of
mind by either of the parties,
that all of the cases would be
heard. 1 nean, that is our hope .
. that we wouldn't have anr
intervening election because the
moral authority wouldn't be
there for it." Mr Christie added.
Mr Christie was referring to a
statement made by Prime Min-
ister Ingraham on June 21st at
the airport upon returning from
the Conference on Ihne

Caribbean in Washington, DC.
On this occasion Mr Ingraham
"Only the people of the
Bahamas can determine their
government. Courts can't deter-
mine their government. Courts
can't determine that. Govern-
ments are determined by elec-
tions. We had an election, and
the people determined that."
PLPs have taken this to mean
that the prime minister will call a
snap election if the courts
reverse two of the election
results in favour of the PLP, cre-
ating the potential for the FNM
losing government in the third
Mr Christie thinks the prime
minister "erred" with these
remarks, suggesting the com-
ments were a "misstatement."
Commenting on the FNM pol-
icy to review contracts and
investments entered into by the
PLP. the opposition leader

year those totals represented 32 per cent and this
year they make up 35 per cent, Mr Farrington
"The other thing I thought was a little bit
alarming, out of 6,397 students registered (for) the
exams, of that number 788 obtained a C or high-
er grade, which would be 12.3 per cent," he cal-
culated. He called these results "sub-standard"
but was optimistic that with the facts in hand
those responsible for the country's educational
system could work towards a reform.
"There's still a lot of analysis to be done," Mr
Farrington noted. "In order to deal with any sit-
uation you must deal with the facts first, and
hopefully we can reverse this decline... which is
probably an assimilation covering 15 to 20 years."
He voiced a number of ideas that could be
implemented in hopes of reforming the perfor-
mance of the nation's poor performing schools.
"The idea is that the community in some fash-
ion should be involved.., and maybe there is a
way of giving greater autonomy to the high
schools and have each assess the quality of teach-
ing, etc."

regards this behaviour as an
attempt to put "an FNM charac-
ter" on work done under the
"In delaying Baha Mar, in
delaying Ritz-Carlton, he has
really thwarted or stopped the
construction industry and he
now has to race to bring it about.
He needs a big job in the
Bahamas to suck up a lot of con-
struction workers who are des-
perate now for employment.
And he has made a mistake in
taking so long to deal with it. So
he has to move quickly to cause
Baha Mar to come about," he
Shifting focus to the Albany
development, Mr Christie said
that the PLP government gave
concessions to the Albany devel-
opers the FNM seems reluctant
to give.
The former prime minister
justified his agreement for this
development, by stating that no
previous investments have
worked in south-west New Prov-


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BNT pays courtesy

call on Prime Minister

Kliari Albury won the top
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cial at this year's Bahamas Film
Festi\ al, it was announced this
Mr Albury, who is part of the
team at the PR firm The Coun-
sellors, is also the executive
producer of the energetic half-
hour video magazine "Week-
end Moves" and co-producer
of the popular morning show
" Bahamas @ Sunrise".
iHe accepted the award with
gratitude. "I didn't expect it. I
\was more so in disbelief. It
ntade me feel good that the
commercial was being viewed."
Mr Albury put together the
commercial for the new night-
cluib "Pure Nightlife" and it
aired on the Tourism channel
in most of the major hotels in
the Bahamas.
"'1 am thrilled to have
received this award from the
1ihinamas Film Festival, in par-
tik ular Celi Moss," Mr Albury
said. "Mr Moss has a lot to be
praised for he's the main per-
son trying to get all of these

* KHARI Albury (right) is presented with the Best TV
Commercial award by Celi Moss (left), director of the Bahamas
Film Festival.

productions out into the com-
munity so that Bahamians can
see and be proud of the work
of their own people."
Mr Moss said that there was
good exposure for this year's
festival, which was held on July

5 to 7 at Arawak Cay.
He said he is proud of how
the festival has grown from its
start four years ago.
Its success was aided by the
Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture, he added.

(1 r): Pericles
Maillis, BNT
deputy president;
Tamica Rahming,
director of parks;
Lynn Gape, deputy
executive director;
Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham;
Glenn Bannister,
BNT president;
Teresa Butler,
BNT council
member; Eric
Carey, executive
director; Peter
Stokes, BNT
honorary treasurer.

THE Bahamas National
Trust paid a courtesy call on
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham last week.
As the manager of all nation-
al parks, the Trust used the
opportunity to thank the gov-
ernment for its increased sup-
port for the Bahamas National

Park System.
Trust officials also updated
the prime minister on progress
being made at Harrold and
Wilson Ponds National Park.
Proposed new national parks
were also on the agenda as the
BNT provided details on the
progress made in establishing

new parks on San Salvador,
Fowl Cays, Abaco and Perpall
Tract in New Providence.
The partnership with the
Nature Conservancy with fund-
ing from Kerzner Marine Foun-
dation to expand the Andros
West Side National Park was
also discussed.

Minister encourages youngsters

to enter nursing profession

THE nursing profession is
emerging as a springboard to
other careers in the medical
profession, according to Health
Minister Hubert Minnis.
Dr Minnis told students, who
took part in this month's Future
Nurses of the Bahamas Pro-
gramme, that nursing is a "most
noble and fulfilling profession"
which can lead to many other
"Many nurses aren't stopping
at the nursing level, but are also
embarking on other careers in

* DR Hubert Minnis

medicine and are now physi-
cians and consultants in the
medical profession," he said.
Dr Minnis urged participants
to let the experience they
gained from the project encour-
age them to choose nursing as a
Launched in August, 2000,
the programme open to both
boys and girls is used as one of
the recruitment strategies the
Ministry of Health uses to help
build the cadre of nursing pro-
fessionals in the Bahamas. It
caters to students in Grades five
to nine in primary and junior
high schools in the Bahamas.

The programme is geared
towards identifying young,
interested and competent stu-
dents who show a positive atti-
tude and the aptitude necessary
for a nursing career.
It also aims to provide an
opportunity for the assessment
of students regarding their sin-
cerity and suitability as nurses
and to provide young persons
with the opportunity to experi-
ence the nature and functions
of nursing.
The programme is intended
to expose students to the health-
care environment and to help
them develop an accurate image

of nursing and its role in the
delivery of quality healthcare.
One of the short-term goals is
to increase the number of per-
sons entering the Nursing Cadet
Programme with a view to hav-
ing them enrol in the Nursing
Programme at the College of
the Bahamas.
"I trust that the experience
you have gained through this
programme has been reward-
ing and that most, if not all of
you, will go on to become nurs-
ing cadets, nursing students and
eventually take your place in
society as nurses ready to pro-
vide quality healthcare for all

of our people," Dr Minnis
Twenty-six students rang-
ing in ages from eight to 14 -
participated in the programme
and were assigned to the Geri-
atrics Hospital at Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre for two
half-days each week, between
the hours of 9am and noon over
a two-week period.
They participated in tasks
such as feeding the patients,
administering fluids, changing
bed linens, accompanying
patients to occupational and
recreational therapy facilities
and hair grooming duties.


Lady Igrid Darling, Past President of the Bahamas Red
Cross is pictured selling raffle tickets in support of the
Society on Monday on John F. Kennedy Drive outside
the Red Cross Headquarters.

The Raffle is one of the major fundraising events which
raise necessary funds for Hurricane relief, meals-on-
wheels, training and other Red Cross Community
programmes. The raffle grand prize is a 2007 Toyota

Seated left to right are Lady Igrid Darling, Mrs Pauline
Allen-Dean, Immediate Past President and Raffle
Committee Chairperson and Mrs Marina C. Glinton,
Dii ector General.

Standing left to right Mrs Viola M Heastie-Knowles,
Secretary, Miss Jacqueline Campbell, Welfare Officer,
Corp. Peter Rolle and Red Cross youth volunteers.


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Fox Hill Day Festival highlights

* THIS little girl plays with a yo-yo toy yesterday at the Fox Hill
Day Festival. (Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)

* FOX Hill residents brought out the big grills yesterday for the festival. I FOOD vendors showcase some dishes at the Fox Hill Day
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comments were not for political gain

Tribune Business Reporter
PLP Senator Jerome Fitzger-
ald maintained yesterday that
his comments regarding Brent
Symonette and the meeting he
chaired to discuss the revitali-
sation of the Bay Street area
were not intended for political
Mr Fitzgerald said: "Some-
one else made the point that
what I said has been for political
gain and to a certain extent, I
took some offence to it, but
there are those who have not
heard some of the things that I
said during the election.
"Had they done that, they
would have realized that one of
my concerns was always this
relocation of the port from
downtown Nassau and the rede-
velopment of the downtown
area, as I saw that it is critical.
"This has nothing to do with
politics but I can assure them
that I have strong views on cer-
tain issues that the PLP may or
may not support."
His comments came during
an appearance on the radio
show Real Talk Live on More

* PLP Senator defends criticism of Brent Symonette

94 with the host Jeff Lloyd as
he discussed the debate that
has arisen from Mr Symonet-
te's chairing of the recent meet-
One point discussed at the
meeting was a possible reloca-
tion of the port to Arawak Cay.
Mr Fitzgerald told Senate
colleagues during the debate
on the Speech From the
Throne that it was a clear con-
flict of interest given that the
Symonette family were the
landlords for Sea Board Marine
and that none of the other Cab-
inet ministers with more of a
portfolio stake were present,
namely the ministers of
tourism, works, maritime affairs
and transport.
However, since his com-
ments, several persons have
come forward and maintained
that the Arawak Cay relocation
was just one of many points
raised at the meeting, which was

attended by representatives of
the shipping ports and the
downtown merchants.
In particular. Normon
Solomon, former co-chair of the
Nassau Tourism Development
Board, had said that the
Arawak Cay move was sug-
gested at least two years ago
when the previous administra-
tion was in power and was not a
move initiated by Mr Symon-
Yesterday, the senator also
discussed those comments.
"Let me deal with Mr Nor-
man Solomon, first of all a man
whom I respect tremendously -
he has made a great contribu-
tion to this country but I think
when he says here about me
being shocked and dismayed
about this meeting, I was not
shocked and dismayed that the
meeting took place.
"This meeting took place at
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

that is what I was shocked at,
not so much that they were dis-
cussing the relocation of the
port to Arawak Cay. I did not
feel it was something that
should be happening and it
appeared to be a clear conflict
of interest."


Mr Fitzgerald also referred
to Mr Symonette's resignation
as chairman of the Airport
He said it was as if Mr
Symonette did not realise that if
one looked at the matter objec-
tively it had the appearance of a
conflict of interest.
"We know that these owners
of the port are not particular
about moving," he said.
It was extremely sad that this
had happened after all the
work, energy, money and time

that went into putting together
a plan for the redevelopment
of downtown by Edaw, one of
the most respected planning
companies in the world.
However, he said the new
government did not seem to be
concerned about the effort that
went into the EDAW plan.
"This new government
seems not to be concerned
about that, they seem more
concerned about, .in my view,
protecting those interests that
represent the port or the con-
tainer groups on Bay Street
who are not willing to move
for other reasons.
"These are the interests who
control the port the Kellys, the
Symonettes, the Thompsons,
the Bethells the ones who
don't want to move.
"Some of them may want to
move, but they want to move
on their own terms. Others flat-
ly don't want to move because

it's a financial benefit for them
to be where they are.
"It's a huge benefit. You are
talking anywhere between
probably $30-45 million on an
annual basis being realized and
any movement from there that
they do not have control over is,
of course, of great concern to
them. I feel they are prepared
to do whatever they need to do
in order to stop that."
He added: "I want to assure
Mr Solomon that I am fully
aware of the facts in the matter.
I know of correspondence that
he may not know about being
involved in the government side
of some issues and also, because
of my business connections in
the country, I am fully aware of
what the financial interest in
these groups are."
Mr Fitzgerald said he is sat-
isfied that the government will
look at the options and the
report before he acts further.

New business offers courier

service to local firms

Tribune Business Reporter
AS more Bahamian compa-
nies look to outsource their ser-
vices to keep costs down, a local
business has come up with a
unique way to address the prob-
Peter Skinner is president of
the newly-revitalised "We Do
Messenger and Delivery Ser-
vice Limited," which will now
provide businesses with courier
services, eliminating their need
to have a messenger on payroll.
"This way they do not have
to worry about having to fac-
tor out gas allowance or NIB
payments by having someone
on the payroll. All they have

to do is call us and we can
take care of whatever they
Billing, he said, is very easy as
We Do simply bills the client at
the end of the week or the
month, based on the amount of
clients they have.
Mr Skinner further explained
that what makes this business
venture more likely to succeed
is the fact that the overhead is
particularly low.
"I have four employees," he
said, adding that the company
also has several vehicles to
make getting around easier for
his employees.
He said that he was attract-
ed to the idea of a messenger
service because, when he was

initially planning to re-enter
the business field, he did
research with several compa-
"We presented them with 20
business services that they could
use and the majority of them
gravitated to the idea of a mes-
senger service. So the need is
Mr Skinner is no stranger to
the business field. It was
December, 1985, that Peter
Skinner first came up with the
idea of cicritin' a service-ori-
ented company and began
attending seminars organised
by the Small Business Division
of the then Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Community

It was at this first meeting
that he met and befriended Roy
Thompson, the small business
project chief on assignment
from the Organisation of Amer-
ican States, who helped him
launch his first small business
at a local expo.
Going forward, he said the
company plans to introduce not
only new products, but will also
utilise a different approach to
doing business.
"Uniformed staff, company
owned vehicles and a trained
staff in customer service are a
must," he said.
The company's vision state-
ment is "Doing our part to dis-
play Bahamian entrepreneurial
excellence in business."

Carnival to launch

new service from

Jacksonville to

the Bahamas

Tribune Business Reporter
CARNIVAL Cruise Lines
has announced it will begin
offering a new five-day cruise
itinerary to the Bahamas from
Jacksonville, increasing passen-
ger capacity from that port to
this country by 38 per cent.
Carnival announced that, in
conjunction with.the redeploy-
ment of the Carnival Fascina-
tion to Jacksonville, the ship
will offer a new five-day itiner-
ary departing
Saturday and featuring day-
long calls to award-winning Half
Moon Cay, Carnival's private
island, and Nassau.
The five-day cruises, depart-
ing Mondays, will visit Key
West and Nassau and the four-
day weekend voyages depart-
ing Thursdays will call at
Freeport and Nassau.
This should provide a much-
needed boost to the cruise
arrival figures for 2008 when
the service is expected to
Carnival Fascination cur-
rently operates three- and four-
day cruises from Miami and will
continue that programme
through September 15, 2008.
The Celebration will remain
in Jacksonville through its
departure date of April 14, 2008.

Future deployment plans for
that vessel will be announced
at a later date.
This means that Carnival
replaces its 1,486 passenger Cel-
ebration vessel with Fascina-
tion, which has a 2,052 passen-
ger load or a 38 per cent pas-
senger increase.
With deployment of Carnival
Fascination the newest and
largest ship ever home-ported
in Jacksonville on a year-round
basis Carnival is expected to
carry 170,000 guests annually
This news comes on the heels
of the recent decision of Royal
Caribbean to pull three vessels
from the Bahamas and Celebri-
ty to pull one, a decision that
will potentially cost this nation
5.7 per cent of its total per
annum cruise passenger visitors,
representing some 166,756
tourists and $9.338 million in
visitor spending based on 2005
The ships pulled out over
concerns that Nassau Harbour
was too small to accommodate
larger liners.
It also follows rumours that
Carnival was preparing to
remove the Carnival Fantasy
from calling here, something
that Tourism Minister Neko
Grant had denied was in the


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UBS offers bleak forecast for

investment bank earnings

LONDON Europe's
largest bank, UBS, on Tuesday
painted the grimmest picture to
date for future earnings in light
of recent market jitters, raising
concerns about the sustainabil-
ity of profit growth in the invest-

ment banking sector, according
to Associated Press.
"If the current turbulent con-
ditions prevail throughout the
quarter, UBS will probably see
a very weak trading result in
the investment bank, offset by

predictable earnings from
wealth and asset management,"
UBS said as it reported its sec-
ond-quarter earnings. "This
makes it likely that profits in
the second half of 2007 will be
lower than in the second half
of last year."
European banks, including
BNP Paribas of France and IKB
Deutsche Industriebank of Ger-
many, have been hurt this
month by the mortgage lending
fallout in the United States.
Earnings at investment banks,
which have enjoyed record
returns, may be affected as
investors shun risk and as a
slowdown in leveraged lending
threatens to delay some recent
acquisition deals.

"It is inevitable that it will be
more difficult for investment
banks because you could have
hardly had better conditions in
the markets at the beginning of
the year," said Richard Scott, a
fund manager at Iimia Invest-
ment Group in Britain.
UBS shares fell 3.9 percent,
to 63.45 Swiss francs ($53), in
Zurich, the lowest in a year,
leading shares of other banks
lower. Deutsche Bank shares
fell 2.3 percent, to 94.5 euros
($130), in Frankfurt, and the
Credit Suisse Group dropped
2.2 percent, to 80.8 francs in
Analysts said the UBS out-
look was as much a result of last
week's market slump affecting

most investment banks as its
high exposure to the subprime
mortgage market.
"It's a challenging market for
all investment banks, but there
are some that stand out, and on
this side of the Atlantic it's
UBS," an analyst at ABN
Amro in London, Kinner
Lakhani, said.
UBS may have been unlucky
with the timing of its earnings
statement because it came after
two turbulent weeks in the
financial markets during which
the European Dow Jones Stoxx
50 index dropped 2.1 percent.
Deutsche Bank and Credit
Suisse, which both reported bet-
ter-than-expected earnings at
the beginning of this month,

also mentioned more difficult
market conditions but remained
optimistic about long-term
growth prospects.
"UBS reported a week and a
half after Deutsche and Credit
Suisse and in that time we had
volatile numbers and they had
caught a cold," an analyst at
Pictet in Zurich, Peter Thorne,
Some analysts, including
Matthew Clark at Keefe,
Bruyette & Woods in London,
said there was more to it than
just timing. UBS, more than its
European rivals, is exposed to
the subprime market and recent
investments in its fixed-income
operation have further weighed
on earnings.
Subprime mortgage losses
this year prompted the shut-
down of Dillon Read Capital
Management, the bank's hedge
fund operation, and forced UBS
to report losses connected to
the fund for a second consecu-
tive quarter.
The bank's dim market out-
look overshadowed otherwise
positive earnings that beat some
analysts' estimates. Profit in the
quarter rose 79 percent, to a
record 5.62 billion Swiss francs,
helped by private banking and a
one-time gain from the sale of a
stake in Julius Baer Holding.


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Applicants for this position must:
have 3 5 years work experience as a butcher in a kitchen within the hotel
have sound knowledge of meats, fish and shellfish, and a variety of
appropriate cuts.
be able to execute effective portion control and inventory management.
have strong reading and writing skills; culinary/apprenticeship training
would be an asset.
be able to work shifts.

BOILERMAN: Maintains boilers, hot water heater systems, reverse osmosis
plant, and HVAC systems to the required specifications ensuring guest
satisfaction and comfort.
Applicants for this position must:
have 3 5 years work experience.
be a well-rounded engineer with sound knowledge of boilers and water
heaters; HVAC and RO systems; generators and pumps.
have basic'plumbing, pipe-fitting and electrical skills.
have sound problem-solving skills.
have strong reading and writing skills and basic computer skills.
be able to work all shifts as required (i.e. day and night shifts).
Professional training/certification would be an asset; welding skills are

Individuals who meet the above requirements are invited to forward their
resumes to:

Director of Human Resources
1 Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-302-9040
E-mail: recruitment.nassau@hilton.com

Deadline: August 24, 2007



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Associated Press
NEW YORK Wall Street
pulled back sharply Tuesday as
investors worried about funda-
mental economic problems as
well as the ongoing fallout from
credit market problems and
stocks' own volatility. The Dow
Jones industrials skidded more
than 200 points.
The downturn in stocks was
first triggered by a report from
Wal-Mart Stores that profit will
fall below expectations this year
as consumers rein in spending.
Home Depot, the world's big-
gest home improvement chain,
added to the slide when it said
weakness in the housing market
caused quarterly profit to slide.
Confirmation that Sentinel
Management Group, which
oversees $L6 billion in assets, is
seeking to halt investor redemp-
tions exacerbated the selling.
Other funds are said to have
similar problems as they face
withdrawal demands at a time it
has become difficult to value
low-quality debt.
Wall Street has been pum-
meled as a deepening credit
crunch spooked the market, and
led to unease about potential
losses at financial firms and
funds. The Federal Reserve,,
which has injected some
$64 billion of liquidity into the
U.S. banking system since
Thursday, said it stood ready to
act again should market condi-
tions warrant
While the market seemed to
be looking past most economic
news in recent weeks, on Tues-
day the earnings reports and
their implications for consumer
spending compounded an
already high state of anxiety.
The Dow fell 207.61, or 1.57
. percent, to 13,028.92. The
benchmark index is now on the
verge of falling back below the
13,000 mark, .which it first
crossed in late April.
Broader stock indicators
were lower. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index shed 26.38, or
L82 percent, to 1,426.54, and the
Nasdaq composite index fell
43.12, or 1.70 percent, to 2,499.12.
Bonds rose, with the yield on
the benchmark 10-year Trea-
sury note falling to 4.73 percent
from 4.78 percent late Monday.
The fixed-income market has
rallied as stock investors move
into securities deemed less vol-
Stocks originally were lifted
in early trading on government
data that indicated inflation
remains in check. But, that gave
way to further concerns about
consumer spending and widen-
ing credit worries.
The Labor Department said
wholesale prices rose in July for
the fifth time in six months. Its
Producer Price Index advanced
0.6 percent amid higher energy
costs. Excluding often volatile
food and energy costs, however,
what's known as core PPI rose a
modest 0.1 percent.
Declining issues outpaced
advancers by a 3 to 1 on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
consolidated volume came to
3.72 billion shares, up from 3.54
billion on Monday.
Light, sweet crude rose 76
cents to $7238 on the New York
Mercantile Exchange. The dol-
lar was lower against other
major currencies, while gold
prices fell.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies fell 16.94, or
2.17 percent, to 762.87.
In Asia, Japan's Nikkei stock
average rose 0.27 percent.


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OLDEST WORKER: Waldo McBurney, 104, works his bee hives at his home in Quinter, Kan. McB
was recently declared America's oldest worker.



Associated Press
STAMFORD, Conn. At 92, Pete Perillo still has a
workday routine. He says a prayer and then heads off
in uniform to guard the city courthouse.
"In the morning, I talk to St. Anthony and I come
in," Perillo said. "I come in every day. ... These people,
they keep me alive."
Perillo works as a judicial marshal in Stamford
Superior Court's civil division. He carries ho gun.
He is one of a growing number of people for whom
retirement age has lost its meaning. They're staying on
the job longer and longer.
Some are even working away into their 90s and
beyond: In Maryland, Grace Wiles, 97, works about 25
hours per week at a shoe repair store. In Nebraska, 98-
year-old Sally Gordon is the legislature's assistant ser-
geant at arms.
They're all younger than Waldo McBurney, a 104-
year-old beekeeper from Kansas who was recently
declared America's oldest worker.
About 6.4 percent of Americans 75 or older, or
slightly more than 1 million, were working last year.
That's up from 4.7 percent, or 634,000, a decade ear-
lier, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
About 3.4 percent of Americans 80 or older, or
318,000, were in the work force last year, up from 2.7
percent, or 188,000, a decade earlier, officials said.
"For the first time in history, four generations are
working together," said Melanie Holmes, vice presi-
dent of corporate affairs for Manpower Inc., an
employment services company.
With the first wave of Baby Boomers reaching the
traditional retirement age, Manpower has urged com-
panies to start thinking about ways to retain and
recruit older workers. This will help them fill positions
as the labor pool shrinks.
According to Holmes, companies need to extend
their diversity training to include age as well as race
and gender. Older workers often bring experience and
a strong work ethic, but may have a different style of
work: They may be better at face-to-face contact than
electronic communications, and may adhere more
strictly to company rules, Manpower officials said.
Some companies are reluctant to hire older work-
ers. A survey last year by Manpower found that 24 per-
cent of employers viewed expectations for higher sal-
ary or stature as one of the top roadblocks to hiring
older workers, while 21 percent cited health care costs.

'KEEP ME ALIVE': Pete Perillo, 92, says a pra
his home to Saint Anthony as he prepare
to work as a Stamford (Connecticut) Su
Court House guard. 'These people they
me alive,' says Perillo.
Still, after decades of decline, the number
ers 55 and older began to rise about a decade
that trend has accelerated since 2000, labor
Experts cite several factors for the growth]
ing people living longer and the Senior Citiz
dom to Work Act in 2000, which allowed w
through 69 to earn as much money as they w
out losing Social Security benefits. Other
include the gradual increase in the age for r
Social Security benefits to 67 and a decline
tional pensions and retiree health benefits.
The number of older workers is likely to co
rise as Americans live longer and are unable
ends meet on Social Security and savings
plans, said Alicia Munnell, director of the C
Retirement Research at Boston College.

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Trade deficit falls to lowest level in 4 months

Associated Press
deficit declined to a four-month low
even though imports from China hit
an all-time high. Demand for Chinese
goods has remained strong despite
recalls of unsafe products this year.
In other economic news Tuesday,
inflation at the wholesale level
jumped 0.6 percent in July, driven up
by higher energy costs. However,
outside of energy, wholesale inflation
remained under control with core
prices rising just 0.1 percent.
The trade deficit dropped to
$58.1 billion in June, a 1.7 percent
decline from May level, the Com-
merce Department reported.
It was a bigger improvement than
had been expected and left the deficit
at its lowest level since February. So
far this year, the deficit is running at
an annual rate of $705.5 billion, 7 per-
cent lower than last year's record
deficit of $758.5 billion.
Analysts forecast that this trend
will continue and allow the United
States to finally record an annual
drop in the deficit for the first time
after five straight record imbalances.
Economists noted that the June

deficit was much smaller than the
one assumed by the Commerce
Department when it published its
preliminary figure for overall eco-
nomic growth in the April-June quar-
ter. Some suggested that with the
boost from trade, the original growth
estimate of 3.4 percent at an annual
rate could be lifted as high as 4.2 per-
With consumer spending and con-
fidence under pressure from a slump-
ing housing market and recent turbu-
lence in the financial markets, the
boost from export growth will help
ward off the threat of a recession,
analysts said.
"The economy needs something to
step up and lead it forward and it
looks like the export sector has
become that savior," said Joel Naroff,
chief economist at Naroff Economic
U.S. exports and imports both set
records in June. Exports of goods and
services rose by 1.5 percent to $134.5
billion, reflecting big increases in
shipments of semiconductors, autos
and farm products such as corn and
Imports also set a record, rising by
0.5 percent to $192.7 billion as foreign

NUMBERS FALL: A passenger boat is dwarfed by cargo container
cranes and a container ship from South Korea-based Hanjin
Shipping in Seattle. U.S. imports set a record in June, rising by 0.5
pei (cent to $192.7 billion.
crude oil rose to the highest level in For the first half of this year, the defi-
nine months, reflecting a big jump in cit with China is up 15.3 percent over
prices, the same period in 2006, putting the
While the overall deficit declined country on track to surpass last year's
in June, the imbalance with China record deficit with China of $233 bil-
rose by 5.7 percent to $21.2 billion, lion.



ECB pumps

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$10.5B into


Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany The
S_ European Central Bank, which took
- the lead in trying to calm global mar-
kets roiled by fears of a credit crunch,
injected another $10.5 billion into
money markets on Tuesday but said
conditions were normalizing after
several days of volatility.
European stock indexes fell after
posting sharp gains a day earlier.
IN WAGNER/AP The 7.7 billion-euro offer from the
3urney ECB much smaller than cash infu-
sions during the previous three trad-
ing days brought the total amount
lent since Thursday to 211 billion
euros ($288 billion). Major central
banks around the world have also
provided extra funds, but on a
E smaller scale.
y "I call on all parties to keep their
composure," ECB President Jean-
Claude Tri-
chet said,
after what
he called a
"period of
market ner-
attitude has
been wel-
come and
effective in
recent days. TRICHET
It will help
to consolidate a smooth return to a
normal assessment of risks in liquid
He also reiterated that conditions
were close to normal.
"We are now seeing money mar-
ket conditions that have gone pro-
gressively back to normal," Trichet
said in the statement, itself a rare
Fears about a credit crunch came
AS HEALEY/AP after defaults on subprime loans, or
those made to people with poor
ayer at credit, climbed sharply in the United
es to go States in recent months and triggered
perior concern about the impact on markets
keep worldwide.
With cash reserves running low,
banks refused to lend to each other
of work- and interest rates that banks charge
e ago and each other rose well above the 4 per-
r officials cent level set by the ECB.
The ECB said it received 41 bids
h, includ- worth a total 45.96 billion euros
ens Free- ($62.74 billion) in the one-day offer
workers 65 Tuesday, a sign that demand
rant with- remained strong. It also said it had
* reasons allotted another 310 billion euros
receiving ($424 billion) as part of its normal
in tradi- weekly market refinancing opera-
mntinue to The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index
e to make dropped 1.2 percent to 6,143.50 points,
in 401(k) France's CAC-40 fell 1.6 percent to
,enter for 5,478.66, while Germany's DAX
Index declined 0.7 percent to

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KLA Tnc 57.74 -1.92
KPN 15.30 +.63
KTCorp 22.11 -.83
Kellogg 53.28 +.05
Keycorp 32.12 -.98
KeySpan 41.64 +.09
KimbClk 69.11 -.60
Kimco 37.79 -1.64
KindME 49.99 -.21
Kinross g 12.16 -.51
Kohls 56.41 -2.81
Kookmin 78.00 -1.65
KoreaElc 22.18 -.55
Kraft 32.48 +.28
Kroger 25.08 -.38
Kubota 40.15 -1.13
Kyocera 90.83 -.18
L-3 Corn 95.51 -2.18
LG Philips 24.27 -.87
LabCp 75.20 -1.37
LafargeSA 38.70 -.68
LamRsch 53.02 -1.13
LVSands 94.90 -2.05
LeggMason 86.13 -1.27
LehmanBr 53.67 -3.63
LeucNatl 42.25 +.09
Level3 5.07 -.22
LibGlobA 41.87 -.08
LibGlobB 42.00
LibGlobC 39.85 +.12
LibtyMIntA 19.04 -.57
LibtMCapA 113.65 -.10
LillyEli 55.44 -1.49
Limited 22.90 -.56
LincNat 57.48 -2.56
LinearTch 34.86 -.44
LloydTSB 43.06 -.69
LockhdM 96.06 -1.94
Loews 44.20 -1.50
Lowes 26.75 -.79
Luxottica 34.79 -.03
Lyondell 44.35 -.20
M&T Bk 100.04 -1.56
MBIA 51.27 -2.58
MEMC 55.15 -.59
MGMMir 72.74 -1.21
Macys 31.73 -1.63
Magnal g 85.81 -2.60
,Makita 40.49 +.89
Manpwl 74.14 -2.40
Manulif gs 36.24 .1.28
Marathon s 52.23 -1.29
MarlntA 41.70 -.82
MarshM 26.08 -.02
Marshlls 41.34 -1.23
MarvellT 17.38 -.08
Masco 25.87 -.77
MasterCrd 133.52 -3.07
Matsush 17.63 -.26
Mattel 23.00 -.57
Maxim hlf 30.19 -.99
McDermlnt 80.30 -2.38
McDnlds 48.00 -.71
McGrwH 51.92 -1.73
McKesson 56.09 -1.00
MedcoHIth 79.16 -1.84
Medtrnic 52.79 +.03
Merck 49.93 -.63
MerrillLyn 71.34 -2.19
MetLife 61.26 -1.51
MetroPCS n 27.74 -1.09
Metso 59.90 -.50
Microchp 37.39 -.56
MicronT 11.52 -.45
Microsoft 28.27 -.26
Millicomlnt 75.46 -3.34
Mirant 38.49 +.24
MitsuUFJ 9.44 -.30
Mitsui 392.20 +10.70
MizuhoF n 11.75 -.16
MobileTel 62.25 -.21
Mohawk 85.71 -1.55
MolsCoorsB 84.09 -2.21
Monsanto 65.55 -1.99
Moodys 49.98 -2.43
MorgStan 57.58 -2.06
Mosaic If 40.13 +.09
Motorola 16.51 -.34
MurphO 59.94 +.06
NCR Cp 49.26 -1.35
NEC 4.60 -.05

Name Last Chg
BCE Inc 38.85 -.17
ChariotReso 1.06 -.04
Nexen Inc 30.37 -.65
YamanaGIdo 11.02 -.55
PaladinOrdo 5.23 -.24
BarrickGold 34.86 -.57
TimmincoLtd 6.60 -.84
CGAMInlngo .61 -.14

Name Last Chg
Glencairno .21 -.16
Alcan Inc 100.85 +.85
PetroCanada 52.99 -.76
Cork Expl 1.20 +.06
CdnNatRes 69.90 -.50
EldoradoGId 5.26 -.17
EqnoxMnrlso 3.21 -.27
TeckComBSV 42.10 -1.41

Name Last Chg Name Last Chg
MegaUranmo 4.08 -.72 CdnOilSndsT 30.01 -1.22
ISharesCDN60 76.64 -1.09 BombdrBSV 5.48 -.29
DPFIndiaUn 8.70 -.30 Norbordinc 7.73 -.47
UranlumOneo 11.25 -.50 CdnNatRail 54.00 -2.01
BkNS 47.68 -.20 ECUSilverJ 1.97 -.15
EasternPlat 2.25 -.13 ManulifeFin 38.64 -.84
Goldcorplnc 25.89 -.18 FirstNickelo .80 -.11
TalismanEgy 18.12 +.05 BrookfldALV 34.70 -.90

A +4.54%
V +6.36%
A +5.61%
V +1.26%
A +3.47%
V +0.58%
V +4.09%
V -3.15%
V +0.72%

Name Last Chd
NIl HIdg 74.42 -1.76
NRG Egy s 39.41 -.62
NTTDoCo 14.15 +.09
NYMEX 126.72 -6.67
NYSE Eur 73.35 -1.42
Nabors 28.77 -.83
NBkGreece 11.18 -.30
NatlCity 27.18 -.29
NatGrid 72.21 -.88
NOilVarco 115.62 -1.20
NatSemi 25.25 -.37
Navteq 60.99 -.28
NetwkAp 23.43 -.72
NewellRub 25.90 -.59
NewfldExp 46.68 -.79
NewmtM 40.50 -.63
NewsCpA 20.07 -.76
NewsCpB 21.48 -.82
Nexen g s 28.55 -.81
Nidec 15.89 -.08
NikeB wi 54.66 -1.49
NippnTT 21.31 +.02
Nissan 20.24 -.29
NobleCorp 98.84 -1.21
NobleCp wi 50.50 -.50
NobleEn 60.78 -1.25
NokiaCp 29.84 -.64
Nomura 16.68 -.72
Nordstrm 46.91 -1.70
NorflkSo 50.08 -1.71
Norsk 35.39 -.38
Nortel Ifrs 19.38 +.21
NorTrst 60.97 -3.01
NorthropG 77.50 -1.00
Novartis 52.83 -.76
NovoNdk 107.01 -22
Nucor 49.35 -1.37
Nvidia 45.20 +1.69
OcciPet s 55.24 -.36
OffcDpt 22.71 -.81
Omnicm s 51.11 -1.00
Oracle 19.35 -.37
Orix 105.91 +2.18
PG&E Cp 44.14 -1.00
PNC 67.57 -1.23
POSCO 130.09 -6.17
PPG 72.28 -2.99
PPL Corp 48.43 -1.82
Paccar 80.89 -2.15
ParkHan 92.89 -2.28
Paychex 44.44 -.10
PeabdyE 42.52 -1.34
Pearson 15.33 -.11
PennWst g 28.73 -.58
Penney 62.12 -2.95
PepsiBott 34.14 -.72
PepsiCo 67.16 -.92
PetroC g 49.66 -1.47
PetChina 133.82 -1.52
PetrbrsA s 49.91 -1.22
Petrobrs s 58.49 -1.66
Pfizer 23.58 -.31
PhilLD 56.00 -.70
PhilipsEl 37.82 -.46
PitnyBw 44.86 -.25
PlainsAA 56.38 +.13
PlumCrk 39.55 -1.18
Polo RL 80.59 -1.12
PortglTel 13.15 -.12
Potash s 85.95 -1.62
PwSMidG 22.08 -.38
PwShs QQQ 46.79 -.81
Praxair 75.10 -2.57
PrecCastpt 126.80 -7.08
PriceTR 49.02 -1.19
Pridelntl 34.87 -.58
PrinFncl 54.35 -2.53
ProctGam 63.72 -.56
ProgrssEn 45.45 -.85
ProgsvCp 22.18 -.27
ProLogis 53.62 -3.44
Prudent 84.52 -3.06
Prud UK 26.50 -.64
PSEG 82.53 -3.37
PubStrg 69.60 -1.01
Publicis 42.86 -.49
Qualcom 37.78 -1.14
QstDiag 54.25 -.61
Questar s 49.34 -1.23
QwestCm 8.55 +.05
Raytheon 55.49 -.98
ReedElsNV 34.97 -.30
ReedEls plc 47.77 -.27
RegionsFn 29.51 -.91
ReliantEn 25.57 +.02
Repsol 37.00 -.60
RschMotn 206.00 -5.81
ReutrGrp 73.16 +.01
ReynAm s 61.94 -1.49
RioTinto 251.47 -5.38
RockwlAut 68.85 -.47
RockColl 65.80 -1.59
RogCm gs 42.82 -1.22
RoHaas 54.75 -1.03
Rostele If 58.02 -.78
RoyalBk g 48.70 -1.42
RylCarb 37.91 -1.54
RoyDShllB 73.52 -.88
RoyDShllA 73.50 -.69
Ryanair s 40.11 -.74
SAP AG 52.52 -.63
SK Tlcm 27.44 -.49
SLGreen 106.00 -5.97
SLM Cp 47.18 +.28
STMicro 16.83 -.19
Safeco 56.55 -.73
Safeway 31.46 -1.67
StJude 44.38 -.67
SanDisk 55.34 -2.08
Sanofi 39.71 -.54
SaraLee 16.00 -.16
Sasol 37.59 -1.18

Name Last Chg
Royal Bnk 52.00 -.75
CIBC 87.35 -1.31
ThompsonCreekl8.50 -.75
NatBkCan 55.55 -1.35
EnCanaCorp 62.85 -.39
SuncorEngy 93.52 -.85
HudBayMnrls 23.87 -.83
CamecoCorp 41.55 -.11


Name Last Chg
Telus Corp 54.00 -.55
BreakwaterRes 2.53 -.11
GammonGoldJ 9.04 -.51
NorOriono 5.31 -.04
SunLifeFIn 49.40 -1.90
Oilexco o 11.82 -.38
BkMontreal 61.27 -.96
LundlnMng 12.14 -.45

Interestrates NET IYR
3-month T-bill 4.63 4.74 -0.11 V V V 5.06
2-year T-note 4.36 4.43 -0.07 V V V 5.01
; E 6-month T-bill 4.82 4.94 -0.12 V V V 5.23
10-year T-note 4.73 4.77 -0.04 V V V 5.00
1-year T-note 4.59 4.68 -0.09 V V V 5.14
30-year T-bond 4.98 5.00 -0.02 A V A 5.12
5-year T-note 4.49 4.55 -0.06 V V V 4.95

YEST 8.25 4.75
PREV 8.25 4.75
WK AGO 825 5 .23

Lehman Long T-Bd Idx 4.98 5.02 -0.04 A T A 5.17
Bond Buyer Muni Idx 4.90 4.88 +0.02 A A A 4.81
Lehman US Aggregate 5.57 5.57 ... A T A 5.64
Lehman US High Yield 8.90 8.95 -0.05 V A A 8.47
Moodys Bond Index 5.82 5.82 ... A A A 5.80
Bank Index 102.47 104.71 -2.24 V V V 109.48
DJ Corn Bond 198.47 197.96 +0.51 V A A 186.87

Name Last Chg
Satyam s 26.17 -.83
SchergPI 28.31 +.06
Schlmbrg 89.17 -1.51
Schwab 17.90 -.45
SeagateT 24.30
SearsHldgs 137.50 -3.05
SempraEn 53.28 -1.42
ShawC gs 21.51 -.70
Sherwin 65.52 -3.67
Shinhan 120.10 -3.40
Shire 74.03 -.87
SiderNac 51.05 -1.98
Siemens 121.79 -1.08
SigmAl s 45.83 -1.13
SimonProp 88.97 -2.38
Srfith&N 60.03 -1.11
SmithIntl 60.10 -1.64
SonyCp 47.10 -1.30
SouthnCo 35.05 -.35
SthnCopp s 94.89 -6.36
SwstAirl 15.77 -.18
SwstnEngy 39.74 -1.13
SovrgnBcp 17.05 -.79
SpectraE n 23.24 -.79
SprintNex 18.71 -.78
SPDR 143.01 -2.22
SP Mid 152.65 -2.50
Staples 22.39 -.63
Starbucks 27.15 -.66
StarwdHtl 54.86 -2.00
StateStr 65.24 -3.24
Statoll 27.23 -.27
Sterlite n 14.95 -.61
StoraEnso 16.15 -.02
ST Gold 66.29 +.03
Stryker 64.13 -1.23
Suez 50.03 -1.25
SunLfFn g 46.40 -2.39
SunMicro 4.70 -.03
Suncor g 87.83 -1.75
Sunoco 66.85 +.10
SunPower 71.48 -.28
SunTrst 76.54 -1.21
Supvalu 40.08 -1.30
Swisscom 33.95 -.14
Symantec 17.81 -.07
Syngenta 36.82 -.22
Synovus 26.49 -.55
Sysco 32.19 -1.37
TD Ameritr 15.97 -.13
TDK 82.22 +1.22
TJX 27.58 -.08
TXU Corp 63.22 -.38
TaiwSemi 9.60 -.43
TalismE gs 16.97 -.20
Target 60.09 -3.18
TataMotors 16.95 -.21
Technip 73.02 -1.20
TeckCm gs 39.44 -1.91
TelcNZ 24.65 -.93
Telltalia 25.96 -.04
TelltaliaA 20.23 -.37
TelSPaulo 27.87 -1.51
TelefEsp 71.85 -.27
TelMexL 32.87 -.94
TelData 60.40 -3.10
Telkom 92.00 -4.01
' Telus g 49.64 -.85
Templeln 55.32 -2.22
Tenaris 47.45 -.86
Terex 75.20 -3.10
Tesoro s 46.90 -1.77
TevaPhrm 42.89 -.25
Texlnst 32.96 -.21
Textron 111.48 -1.89
ThermoFis 52.90 -.85
Thomson 40.07 -.13
3M Co 85.76 -.49
Tiffany 43.23 -1.34
THorton g 32.38 -.83
TW Cable n 35.42 +.07
TimeWarn 18.19 -.61
TorDBk g 61.54 -1.56
Total SA 72.37 -1.13
Toyota 117.99 -1.41
TrCda g 34.25 -.72
Transocn 99.69 -1.44
Travelers 50.11 -.59
Turkcell 17.00 -.75
TycoElec n 32.45 -.54
Tycolntl n 43.55 -.32
Tyson 19.94 -.35
UBS AG 51.49 -2.60
UPM Ky 21.41 +.40
UST Inc 50.89 -.86
UltraPt g 55.16 -2.04
UUniao 109.97 -3.13
UnilevNV 28.76 -.54
Unilever 29.62 -.63
UnionPac 113.14 -4.83
UnBnCal 56.08 -.17
UtdMicro 3.10 -.16
UPS B 75.71 -1.00
US Bancrp 29.55 -.25
US Cellular 86.00 -11.60
USSteel 86.05 -1.67
UtdTech 72.78 -1.23
UtdhlthGp 48.48 -.56
UnumGrp 23.92 -.08
VF Cp 85.05 -2.84
ValeroE 65.10 -1.62
VeoliaEnv 73.76 -.81
Verisign 28.64 -1.01
VerizonCm 40.96 -.69
ViacomB 37.87 -.20
VimpelCm 103.76 -2.54
VirgnMda h 23.46 -.19
Vodafone 31.70 -.32
Volvo s 17.12 -.33
Vornado 98.51 -4.86
VulcanM 90.62 -4.36
WPP Gp 70.30 -.94
Wachovia 46.29 -.60
WalMart 43.82 -2.35
Walgrn 45.23 -.41
WA MutI 33.97 -1.10
WshPst 791.31 -1.16
WsteMInc 36.45 -.80
Waters 62.02 +.29
Weathfdint 53.07 -.82
WellPoint 76.97 -.80
WellsFargo 33.66 -.24
WstnUn n 19.00 -.50
Westpac 106.50 -4.10
Weyerh 65.47 -3.18
Whrlpl 91.61 -2.37
WhtMtlns 539.00 -5.28
WmsCos 32.10 -.67
Windstrm 13.40 -.27
Wipro 13.75 -.36
Wolseley 20.51 -.63
WooriFn 69.63 -1.66
Wrigley 58.28 -.21
Wyeth 44.96 -1.49
Wynn 113.99 +1.84
XL Cap 72.80 -1.66
XTO Engy 55.02 -.79
XcelEngy 20.87 -.08
Xerox 16.32 -.15
Xilinx 24.63 -.74
YPF Soc 37.32 -.89
Yahoo 23.72 -.85
YumBrds s 30.57 -.15
Zimmer 78.07 -.63
ZionBcp 70.93 -1.03

Argent (Peso) .3179 -.0002
Brazil (Real) .5038 -.0113
Britain (Pound) 1.9972 -.0165
Canada (Dollar) .9363 -.0144
Lr L Chile (Peso) .001913 -.000007
Colombia (Peso) .000494 -.000006
Dominican Rep (Peso) .0303 -.0003
Euro (Euro) 1.3543 -.0076
Japan (Yen) .008487 +.000038
Mexico (Peso) .090292 -.000473
Uruguay (New Peso) .0425 -.0001

6MO. 1YR.
-.06 .3229 -.0074
-2.24 .4779 +.0406
-.83 1.9618 +.1094
-1.54 .8584 +.0488
-.37 .001852+.000065
-1.21 .000451+.000074
-.99 .0299 -.0003
-.56 1.3123 +.0824
+.45 .008279 -.000084
-.52 .091557 -.002194
-.24 .0412 +.0007


S&P 500 1426.54 -26.38 -1.82% V V V +0.58%
Frankfurt DAX 7425.07 -49.26 -0.66% V V A +12.55%
London FTSE 100 6143.50 -75.50 -1.21% V V V -1.24%
Hong Kong Hang Seng 22007.32 +116.22 +0.53% A V A +10.23%
Paris CAC-40 5478.66 -90.62 -1.63% V V V -1.14%
Tokyo Nikkei 225 16844.61 +44.56 +0.27% V V V -2.21%

Buenos Aires Merval 2029.68 -36.14 -1.75% V V V -2.91%
Mexico City Bolsa 28895.73 -711.47 -2.40% V V A +9.25%
Sao Paolo Bovespa 50911.75 -1522.26 -2.90% V V A +14.48%
Toronto S&P/TSX 13242.62 -184.83 -1.38% V V A +2.59%

Seoul Composite 1817.89 -31.37 -1.70% V V A +26.73%
Singapore Straits Times 3386.59 +5.98 +0.18% A V A +13.42%
Sydney All Ordinaries 5982.50 -45.00 -0.75% V V A +5.99%
Taipei Taiex 8910.99 -27.97 -0.31% A V A +13.90%
Shanghai Shanghai B 323.16 +13.92 +4.50% A A A +148.37%

Largest Mutual Funds .

12-MO I 12-MO

ConstellA m 27.23 -.58+16.2
American Cent
Ultralnv 28.48 -.56+14.7
AmcapA m 20.97 -.33+17.0
BalA m 19.41 -.21+12.9
BondA m 13.11 ... +5.2
CaplncBuA m 62.40 -.71 +162
CpWIdGrIA m 44.06 -.67+20.2
EurPacGrA m 49.70 -.74 +19.7
FundmlnvA m42.10 -.73+16.6
GrowAmerA m34.72 -.58 +16,6
GrowAmerB m33.48 -.57+15.7
HilncA m 12.15 -.02 +7.5
IncAmerA m 20.25 -.24 +12.4
InvCoAmA m 34.59 -.52 +13.9
MutualA m 29.96 -.52 +15.7
NewEconA m 28.16 -.50 +22.2
NewPerspA m33.54 -50 +18.4
NwWrldA m 53.76 -.94+31.6
SmCpWldA m43.67 -.89+30.3
WAMutlnvA m35.65 -.62 +15.4
Intl 30.05 -.54+17.3
Growth b 51.13 -1.07 +20.8
TxMlntl 27.00 -.43 +16.3
GlobAlcA m 19.12 -.16 +15.0
GlobAlcC m 18.05 -.14 +14.1
GrowA m 58.06 -1.31 +20.4
AcornZ 30.71 -.59+19.6
EmgMktVal 39.32 -1.16 +53.3
IntlSmCap 22.24 -.25+26.0
IntiValu 24.07 -.40 +24.2
USLgVal 24.71 -.61+12.6
USSmVal 27.94 -.57+11.2
DremHRtEA m49.93 -.84 +8.9
NYVentA m 38.83 -.72 +12.9
NYVentC m 37.28 -.69+12.0
NYVentY 39.33 -.72 +13.2
Dodge & Cox
Bal 86.08 -1.08 +10.2
Income 12.47 +.01 +5.7
IntlStk 45.89 -.91+19.6
Stock 151.31 -2.92 +12.5

Eqlnc II

54.50 -1.39 +18.5

16.32 -.15+10.8
20.14 -.26+14.4
46.02 -.84+14.7
28.05 -.59 +17.7
8.74 -.03 +10.1
68.51 -1.16 +16.8
29.48 -.60+12.9
32.14 -.60 +14.2
39.03 -.58 +19.2
58.18 -1.01 +15.1
23.61 -.40 +14.3
12.29 -.12 +12.2
9.52 -.14+16.0
36.95 -.64 +15.6
14.66 -.13+11.2
15.56 -.18 +13.8
16.10 -.23 +15.7
10.01 +.02 +5.5
75.16 -1.00 +24.6
31.03 -.62 +12.7
10.10 +.02 +4.3
40.26 -.57 +21.2
7.17 +.01 +3.9
32.20 -.77 +22.8
43.85 -.85+16.0
90.31 -1.90 +17.9
30.02 -.60+20.2
46.27 -.71 +34.8
48.27 -.90+21.2
20.06 -.22 +11.9
29.97 -1.16 -3.0
8.69 ... +3.2
10.23 +.01 +4.6

USBdIndx 10.71 +.01 +5.1
Value 83.46 -1.61 +17.7
Fidelity Spartan
5001ndxAd 99.11 -1.81 +14.5
5001ndxln 99.11 -1.81 +14.5
USEqlndxA 50.59 -.93 +14.6
USEqlndxl 50.59 -.92+14.5
First Eagle
GIbA m 47.54 -.38 +14.6
OverseasA m 26.37 -.17 +15.0
CATFA m 7.16 -.02 +32
Fed TFA m 11.84 -.02 +32
Income A m 2.64 -.03 +12.2
Income C m 2.66 -.02 +11.5
IncomeAdv 2.63 -.02+12.4
DiscovA m 32.28 -24 +20.4
Shares A m 26.15 -32+132
Shares Z 2638 -.32+13.6
Fgn A m 14.22 -.13 +17.2
ForEqls 28.45 -.24+26.2
Growth A m 25.62 -29 +13.6
Growth Ad 25.68 -29+13.9
World A m 19.81 -21 +15.4
Franklin Templeton
FndAIIA m 13.90 -.14 +12.7
GMOErgMktsVI d22.81-.61
CapAplnst 34.03 -.62 +14.9
Intllnstl 65.92 -1.19 +24.3
AdvHLSIA 23.05 -.25+14.9
CapAprA m 39.82 -.83 +18.7
CpWpISIA 5413 *-1 +21
DvGrHLSIA 23.43 -.40+17.7
Contrarian 18.56 -.36 +31.8
Growinc 39.78 -.79+14.5
Janus 29.81 -.56+18.3
kffa" 516 -1.06 +93
Twenty 59.41 -1.05 +21
John Hancock
CisscValA m 26.63 -.6 +9.7
Julius Baer
IntlEqA b 45.72 -.75 +25.5
IntlEql 46.75 -.77 +25.8
IntlEqlll 16.04 -.30 +22.0
Legg Mason
Valuelnst 77.53 -1.76 +15.4
ValuePr b 69.17 -1.58 +143
Longleaf Partners
LongPart 36.21 -.75 +21.3
Loomis Sayles
Bondl 14.25 -.05 +9.0
Lord Abbett
AffiliatA m 1521 -29 +9.1
MidCpValA m 22.54 -.49 +18.2
TotRetA m 16.21 -.18+11.1
ValueA m 27.21 -.55+15.3
Masters' Select
SmallerCos 15.46 -.36 +18&2
EqlncI 27.12 -.26 +11.3
Intll 25.93 -.37 +16.0
DevMktA m 4671 -1.12 +37.6
GlobA m 75.44 -131 +193
MainStrA m 41.59 -.65 +14.0
RxMunL m 171 -.07 +1
RochNtlMu mn 11.78 -.11 -.6
AIIAssetl 12.63 -.07 +5.9
ComRIRStI 14.10 -.01 -.3
LowDrls 9.91 ... +5.4
Toftlln m 1 H+4S
TotRelAdm b 1016 +O 4
TotRetIs 10.26 .. +5.4
GlobHIYA m 12.16 ... +8.8
PloneerA m 48.90 -.85 +12.5
GrowlncA m 19.32 -.42+11.1

DivrEqinA m 13.36 -24 +17.1
MulStrBdS 10.21 +.01 +5.2
YIdPIsSel 9.55 -.01 +4.4
AmerShS b 46.28 -.85 +12.4
T Rowe Price
BIChpGr 37.43 -.77+18.4
CapApprec 21.02 -24 +12.8
Eqlndex 38.32 -.70+14.2
Eqtylnc 29.34 -.48+14.4
GrowStk 32.77 -.68 +18.7
IntlStk 1732 -24 +18.3
Midcap 3 6 +1U
M&pG M 1.1 +2
NewEra 53.75 -1.10 +24.8
NewHoriz 33.82 -.60+19.3
NewIncome 8.80 +.01 +5.5
SnMCpStk 34.25 -.66+12.6
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Bridge collapse

could insulate


budget from cuts

* UNDER orders from Governor Charlie Crist to trim its budget by up to $20 million, the
Department of Elder Affairs is targeting the new Johnnie B Byrd Sr Alzheimer's Center in Tampa,
Florida, seen Monday Aug. 13, 2007, for budget cuts. The centre could lose $10 million of the $15
million it was set to receive this fiscal year from the state.

The collapse of a Minnesota
bridge and the ensuing discus-
sion of the state of the nation's
infrastructure could help insu-
late Florida's transportation
budget from cuts, lawmakers
and other observers said.
The Legislature is scheduled
to return to the Capitol Sept.
18 to find ways to trim $1.5 bil-
lion from the state budget to
bring spending in line with
falling state tax collections.
Lawmakers will mainly be
looking to cut the state's gener-
al revenue budget, which is
mostly filled by state sales tax
collections and taxes on real
estate transactions. Those col-
lections have dwindled in the
face of a slowing housing mar-
The state's road-building and
infrastructure spending doesn't
come from the basic sales tax
- it's paid for mostly out of a
trust fund filled by gasoline tax
dollars. But when money's been
tight in the past, lawmakers
have frequently siphoned mon-
ey from the transportation trust
fund to plug holes elsewhere.
Sen. Mike Fasano, who chairs
the state Senate committee that
deals with infrastructure spend-
ing, said he has no intention of
letting that happen this year.
The Aug. 1 Minneapolis bridge
disaster shows the need, he said.
"With what happened, the
tragedy that occurred in Min-
nesota with the collapsing of the
bridge, that should definitely
get our attention," said Fasano,
R-New Port Richey. "The last
thing we want to do is take
money away from transporta-
tion." .
"I have every intention of
holding transportation harmless
from any cuts," Fasano said. "If
you start raiding trust funds,
that's going to hurt road pro-
jects, bridge-building, widening,
resurfacing and it also hurts our
Gov. Charlie Crist said Tues-
day that he agrees with Fasano
and would like to see the trust
fund protected as well. He not-
ed, however, that "difficult
times sometimes require more
challenging measures."
There's already talk nation-
ally about the need to spend

more federal money on infra-
structure. Republican Rep. Don
Young of Alaska even suggest-
ed that it may be necessary to
raise taxes usually anathema
to Republicans to pay for
improvements, citing the bridge
disaster as evidence of the need.
And there's talk in several
other states of focusing on
rebuilding bridges and roads,
from Iowa where the governor
there has said the state needs
to raise more transportation
money to Texas where a key
legislative leader has called for
a state constitutional amend-
ment to protect roads and
bridge money.
South Florida learned Tues-
day that it will benefit from a
$63 million federal grant that
will help it add high occupancy
toll lanes on Interstate 95 in
Broward and Miami-Dade
Bob Burleson, president of
Florida Transportation Builders
Association, which represents

road builders, wrote to Crist
earlier this year, expressing a
concern that the transportation
budget might be part of the mix
when lawmakers look for places
to trim.
He said Tuesday that bridge
repairs aren't really a big issue
in Florida, because he said the
state does a good job on main-
tenance. But even so, television
pictures of a bridge falling into
the Mississippi River make
infrastructure cuts extremely
"It would be incredibly diffi-
cult as a legislator to go in and
vote for any kind of a cut in
transportation," Burleson said.
"I think that would be hard to
Like Fasano, Burleson also
noted that when the economy is
faltering, it makes sense for gov-
ernment to keep spending mon-
ey on road building because it
creates jobs.
"Spending money on trans-
portation is about as good an

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currently seeking qualified candidates for excellent career and
leadership opportunities in our Risk Advisory Services (RAS) specialty

RAS provides comprehensive risk and advisory services through a
suite of strategic and industry-focused operational solutions that
help companies assess risk, monitor and improve controls within
their business processes. RAS currently seeks team players with
strong work ethic and excellent professional skills for various levels.

To qualify, candidates must have:
* a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or a related
* a minimum of 18 months of related audit/compliance or applicable
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economic stimulus as you could
have," Burleson said.
Road builders also note that
the state's transportation spend-
ing has been hit by declining
gas tax collections, which forced
a $1.5 billion cut already in the
state's road work plan.
Doug Callaway, president of
Floridians for Better Trans-

portation, and a vocal advocate
for more road spending for sev-
eral years, said it's too bad that
it takes a bridge falling out from
under drivers to garner atten-
tion to the issue. But he said he
thinks it will make it much hard-
er for lawmakers to cut the
transportation budget.
"It really is surprising to me

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
that you would have any legis-
lator thinking of that on the
heels of a bridge collapse," Call-
away said. "It reminded me of
the miners who had the canaries
in the coal mines. That's a trag-
ic situation, but that ought to
be the wake up call that we've
been chronically under-invest-
ing in infrastructure."

Cars left at "Action Auto" which was operated by The Late Ben
Miller: (opposite to Nassau Repair Shop on Cheasapeake Road)
Owner of the following vehicles are requested or removal their
vehicles from the above premises by Thursday 13th September, 2007

Deveaux Duane, 1992 Dodge Dynasty #' 5394. Deveaux Reno, 1989 GMC
Truck, #M 17650. Ferguson Maria A., 1993 Subaru Tusty # 33076. Lochart
Advkda M. 1996, Toyota Corolla #' 81499. McDonald KaliaA ,1987 BMW
323 # 48530. Purdy Bruce, 1990 Tarus Station Wagon #97898. Rodgers
Randolph, 1990 Ford Explorer, #32415. Sweeting Everette & Leonie, 1994
Pont Gran Prix, #29159. Talor Shelly M, 1988 Nissan Stanza, #59144.
Thompson Charles K, 1980 Chev Caprice Classic, #59516. Wison
Suzanne 1991 NIssan Cedric, #30612. 1987 Acura Legend, #51944.
Acura TwinCam, #108680. 1988 Chev Baretia. 1988 Eagle Premier,
#61642. 1991 Linc Continental, # 35034. 1990 Nissan Maxima, # 12229

Failure to remove these vehicles by Thursday
13th September, 2007 will result in the disposal of
same on Friday 14th, September, 2007

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Provides user support for the company's networked systems, by
investigating and performing resolutions to problems that are
Performs routine installations, preventative maintenance and
repairs to hardware, operating systems and application installations.
Troubleshoots system and application problems, including issues
and servers.
Assists with documentation and maintenance of technical standards
and operations.
Assists with the implementation of new technologies and
information systems and the decommissioning and disposal of
old technologies.
Assist with the administration of the company's networked anti-
virus and data back-up systems by checking that these systems
are current and operate as scheduled.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Advanced knowledge various Windows operating systems to
provide help desk support and to troubleshoot end-user and back
office systems.
Sound knowledge of computer hardware to execute hardware
repairs and upgrades.
Basic knowledge of networking, especially protocols in use by
the company to troubleshoot and assist in rectifying network
Analytical and problem-solving skills to assess issues and technical
information, examine alternatives, and use judgment to provide
reasoned recommendations.
Must be open to new technology and ability to problem solve in
support of the network and central database systems.
Associates degree in a computer-related field, industry standard
network certifications requir.. ., plus two (2) or more years of
proven technical support ana network systems experience.

Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
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life insurance; pension scheme.

Interested persons should apply no later than August 17th, 2007 to:
DA 8128
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas





Investors should remember to look

before they leap from stocks into bonds

according to Associated Press.
The stock market's recent
upheaval over concerns about
faltering mortgages among bor-
rowers with weak credit and
tighter overall access to credit



All person who have left items at Sawyer's

Auto and Marine Machine Shop, Ernest

Street and hereby notified that they should

collect the same before 31st August 2007.

All items uncollectd after that date will be

sold to cover costs.



In the Estate of RALPH MOXEY late of Love Breach of
the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
Businessman, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the
20th day of September A.D. 2007, after which date the
Executors will proceed to distribute the assets having
regard only to the claims of which they shall then have
had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore

Harry B. Sands, Lobosky & Company
Attorneys for the Executors
Shirley House
Fifty Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas.

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coffee. And you can be part

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Starbucks, The Reef Atlantis is now hiring
Managers & Assistant Managers.

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Tameka.Beneby @ Kerzner.com.

Investors rushing from a tumul-
tuous stock market into bonds
might find they run smack into
the same problems if they don't
look where they're going,



- has left some investors rush-
ing out of mutual funds that
invest in stocks.
Since the start of July through
about mid-August, investors
have removed about $15.6 bil-
lion from U.S. equity funds,
according to TrimTabs Invest-
ment Research. The with-
drawals put equity funds on
pace for the biggest two-month
outflow since September and
October of 2002, when Wall
Street was at the depths of a
bear market.
Bond funds, meanwhile, have
seen record inflows in bond
flows this year, adding $94 bil-
lion, according to TrimnTabs.
So while many investors seem
intent on leaving stocks, those
eyeing bond funds should be
careful not to invest just any-
"When it comes to making
tactical movements, your best
bet if you're not following the
bond market closely is to go
with a very diversified fund,"
said Jeff Tjornehoj, an analyst at
fund-tracker Lipper Inc.
Funds that follow the
Lehman Aggregate Bond
Index, a widely used benchmark
for the bond market, can be
wise, he noted, given the index's
Even well-diversified funds
that invest in quality bonds
could of course suffer from mar-
ket whims.
"I think they'll have very little
exposure to, say, subprime
paper or any sort of exotic cred-
it derivative but that's not to
say to they couldn't be impact-
ed by perceptions surrounding
those instruments. If the market
for bonds slips these funds

aren't going to save the day,"
Tjornehoj said.
And funds that invest in high-
quality bonds can pull back
moderately if large investors are
forced to sell what they can to
make up for losses in lower
quality and less liquid perform-
ers that aren't doing as well.
Some securities made up of
mortgages bundled together
and sold to investors haven't
done well.
"It's a carry-over effect from
what is happening in areas of

NOTICE is hereby given that EVELYN MERCEDES
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 15TH day of
AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that EUSTACHE FRANTZ of
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 15TH day of
AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Well established Bahamian-owned group of
companies has an immediate opportunity for an

Assistant Financial Controller

As Assistant controller, you will work with and support
Senior management as it relates to all accounting and
finance functions of the companies. This includes GL
maintenance, month-end close, Internal Reporting,
financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, working
with auditors and supporting general management and

Candidates should have a solid professional foundation
in accounting/finance.


V Bachelors in accounting and/or Finance
V CPA or CA (an asset)
V 3+ years experience in Accounting/Finance
V Able to supervise staff at the clerical and professional

Send cover letter explaining in detail why you would
be right for the position. Please forward your resume
with professional references and phone numbers to:

c/o The T'lribune,
P.O. Box N-3207,
Nassau, Bahamas

(AP Photo)
the market that are acutely
affected," said Thalia Meehan,
head of Putnam Investments'
tax exempt research group,
referring to some sales among
higher-quality bonds.
"Trying not to panic and stay-
ing focused on the longer haul
with a good asset mix tends to
serve you well over the long
haul for the average investor."
Meehan, who leads a team
that oversees more than a dozen
Putnam funds with assets of $9.3
billion, said investors should

consider their investment needs
but look at a fund's diversifica-
tion as well as its average cred-
it quality. Examining how well a
fund has done over time can
reveal whether a fund might
have excelled in only one type
of market.
"If you're looking for high
quality funds make sure you've
looked under the hood."
Robert Auwaerter, head of
fixed income portfolio manage-
ment at Vanguard Group, said
investors might not only con-
sider broadly diversified bond
funds but even areas of the mar
ket that might have been over
looked as investors seeking
quality clamored for Treasuries.
Auwaerter, who oversees
Vanguard's nearly $400 billion
in fixed-income assets, said
many investor seeking quality
funds have missed municipal
bond funds.
"They've really cheapened up
quite a bit," he said.
But even those looking for a
broader play can still sidestep
funds that have large exposure
to subprime loans. A faltering
housing market has led to a
spike in delinquencies and hurt
some of those who invest in
such mortgages.
The Vanguard Total Bond
Market Index fund has assets
of $49.1 billion and is up 1.82
percent this year and has a five-
year annualized return of 4.05
"Our bond index funds are
very diversified across all the
sectors of the market. Just by
the nature of the indices there's
really not much participation
on subprime mortgages," said

The Public is hereby advised that I, KEITH
RIVERS of Kool Acres, Nassau, Bahamas intend
to change my name to KEITH LEON RIVERS.
If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date
of publication of this notice.

An established law firm

requires an T

with working knowledge of

Interested applicants should

fax their resumes to:


* PUFFY, elected by the American Feline Society as "King of
All Cats", is shown on his throne autographing his picture for
bond buyers in the 7th War Loan Drive, May 15, 1945, at the
Zanzibar Cafe in New York

Assistant Financial Controller

Large firm of Insurance Agents & Brokers is presently
considering applications for the position of Assistant
Financial Controller.

Responsibilities include:

Management of Accounts Receivables
Management of Credit & Collections
Assist in preparation of management accounts
Assist with the preparation of annual budget
Assist with the preparation of financial statements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification
Strong analytical and communication skills (oral &
Minimum of three (3) years managerial experience
Good customer relations and interpersonal skills
Be a team player with positive attitude
Work independently with initiative

The successful candidate will receive an excellent ben-
efits packages including medical insurance and pension
plan. Salary will commensurate with experience.

All applications will be handled in the strictest conti-
dcnce and should be submitted on or before 25th A.ugust.
2007 to:

Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-8320
Nassau, Bahamas











or ad tes L



Supreme Court,

P. 0. Box N-167
New Providence, The Bahamas


No. 2007/PRO/npr/00382

Whereas MARY ANN JONES of Eight Mile Rock in the Island of Grand Bahama,

one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme

Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of DENCIl.

LEROY JONES late of Eight Mile Rock in the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands

of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiation of 21 days from the date hereof.

.............. .....(for) .......... Registr.......ar

(for) Registrar

P. O. Box N-167
New Providence, The Bahamas


No. 2007/PRO/npr/00383

Whereas ROZENA MCKENZIE of No. 18 Hawkins Drive in the City of -ictpuirt ii

the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahaimas ha

made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real

and Personal Estate of HAROLD MCKENZIE late of No. 18 Hawkins Drive in the City of

Freeport in the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of 'i hc

Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiation of 21 days from the date hereof.

(for) Registrar

P. O. Box N-167
New Providence, The Bahamas


No.. 2007/PRO/npr/00385

Whereas CARMELL JENNINGS of the Eastern District of the Island of New

Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to

the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration with the will annexed of the

Real and Personal Estate of ANGELA MCSWEENEY late of Sunshine Park Subdivision in

Ine Southern District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased,

Notice is hereby given that such applications vill be heard by the said CourL at the

expiation of 14 days from the date hereof

(for) egistrarl

1'. O. Box N-167
New Providence, 'The Bahamas


No. 2007/PRO/npr/00387

Whereas ALFRED WILLIAMS of Nassau East Subdivision in the Island of New

Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to

the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration with the will annexed of the

Real and Personal Estate of CHRISTOPHER NATHANIEL SMITH late of High Street

Estates, Carmichael Road in the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, one of the

Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiation of 14 days from the date hereof.

................ ........

P. O. Box N-167
New Providence, The Bahamas


No 2007/PRO/npr/00388

Whereas VERNAY MILLER of Hay Street in the Island of New Providence, one of

the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court

of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of FELIX

MILLER late of Malcolm Road in the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the

Common\ health of The Bahamas, deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

expiation of 14 days from the date hereof.

................ ... ... ...........

(for) Registrar

P. O. Box N-167
New Providence, The Bahamas


No. 2007/PRO/npr/00391

Wheicas FREDERICKA BOWLEG-ROBERTS of No. 52 Hope Gardens, Nassau

Village and I)FRRI(K BETHEL of Seven Hills, both of the Island of New Providence, one

of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have made application to the Supreme

Court of The Bahamas. for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of CARLA

BETHEL a.k.a CARLA BETHEL-THOMPSON late of Hutchison Street in the Western

District of the Island of New Providence. one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas. decccased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the said Court at the

.piii;r'i Ofl 14k Ii\ oii thIII tIW LIe bet coC I .

t.. .. . . .. . . . .. i .. .. .. . ...

tfor) Registrar



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The Contract r dd-R e

By Steve Becker ,

The Power of Good Card-Reading

West dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
+*KJ3 4108764
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The bidding:
West North East South
1 + Pass Pass 2 V
Pass 3 V Pass 4 V
Opening lead king of clubs.

It has been said that one peek is
worth two finesses, but to an atten-
tive declarer, an opposing bid can
sometimes be worth even more.
Consider this case where South
wound up in four hearts after West
had opened the bidding with one
club. West started with the K-A-J of
clubs, declarer ruffing the third
South could count three certain
losers a diamond as well as the
two clubs already lost plus a
potential loser in spades, where a
finesse was available. However,

since West was highly likely to hold
the king of spades as part of his
opening bid, the finesse did not fig-
ure to succeed. This conclusion was
reinforced by the fact that East -
who did not answer his partner's
one-club opening turned up with
the queen of clubs on the second
round of the suit An alternative plan
was needed, and South came up with
the answer.
After ruffing the third club,
declarer reeled off four rounds of
trumps and cashed the ace of dia-
monds to produce this position:


When South now played his last
heart, West could not afford to dis-
card a spade or the nine of clubs, so
he let go of a diamond. Declarer
thereupon crossed to the king of dia-
monds and led the eight of clubs, on
which he deposited his last diamond.
West won with the nine but was
forced to lead from the K-J of spades
into South's A-Q, and declarer's
spade loser simply faded away.

* Q 109


HOW many words of
four letters or more
can you make from
V' letters shown
I In making a
wt. ach letter may
be L once only.
Each ,nust 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 13; very good 20: excellent 25 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

Q CRYPTIC PUZZLE 1 2 3 4 11 5 6 I7

Extent of the early part of the day? (5)
The last portion of fish needs a little
salt' (5)
More than ample evidence of skill at
embroidery (7)
Seem tired and fall out of lovel (5)
Sly wangled in a way that's stupid (5)
Upright supporters (5)
Michael, a noteworthy financial
backer (7)
She's built tike dad (3)
River duck with a red back (4)
Find Leo~ upset about a spiteful
woman (6)
Such a letter is presumably in the
mail (5)
They're mostly high above the knees
To sing lipsily is a giveaway (4)
As exiracled from yeast, even now (3)
The couple at the end of the street,
not dose (7)
Jack's fish (5)
Take off for a journey to Ponders End
Lucky flier holding a medal (5)
It restarts the game when a dash is
not allowed (4-3)
Put down what sounds right (5)
A p-,isy-ike plant(5)

Many, many a dairy product (6)
Boris, upset about a line on the chart
Apt to be bent over the sink (3)
Spread around, for Instance, about
public relations (5)
Foes not suited for decoration (7)
Might she open up when the lights
are low? (4)
Making every effort to be dismissed
In full, this subject is largely thematic
Old enough for reduction of duty? (5)
Pay for a new mitre (5)
Insensate urge of a chap to get a
first-class return (5)
Its no accident that a social worker
comes to me (5)
The permitted figure came down
about 1001 (5)
Without his pie, would he still be the
man he was? (7)
Nominally, the inspector who
resembles Denis the menace (6)
Hard beds (6)
They'll allow no gems to be removed
Assignations for eating? (5)
Will it settle around a smail lake? (4)
Not all adjutants will be outstanding

ACROSS: 4, Ar-cane 7, Ben-edict 8, Stream 10, Ocean 13, Se-a-t 14, Turn 15.
Sear 16, H-EW 17, SP-IV 19, Dead 21, Cornering 23, Sane 24, Rust 26, A-LP 27,
C-hat 29, E-yes 32, Di-AI 33, Great 34, AD-just 35, Converse 36, Wealth
DOWN: 1, Ab-b-ot 2, Inne-R 3, Odin 4, At sea 5, Cart 6, Near-ed 9, Tardis 11, Cub
12, An-son 13, Sever-a-L 15, Sin 16, Hag 18, Precis 20, E-nter 21, Cap 22, Rut
23, S-L-edge 25, Pea 28, Hat-Ch. 30, Yea-RN 31, Steer 32, Due-L 33, Give

ACROSS: 4, Cerise 7, Reassure 8, Deacon 10, Press 13, Hand 14, Tent 15, Fort 16,
Bet 17, Real 19, Isis 21, Meandered 23, Tows 24, Anew 26, Orb 27, Told 29,
Eros 32, Bell 33, Crude 34, Accord 35, Eligible 36, Usurer
DOWN. I, Crept 2, Haven 3, Asks 4, Cedar 5, Road 6, Stones 9, Entire 11, Red 12,
Struw 13, Holdall 15, Fan 16, Bid 18, Easter 20, Sewer 21, Mob 22, End 23,
Tricks 25, Cod 28, Older 30, Rumba 31, Sever 32, Boar 33, Cage

Large house
Respond (5)
Disproved (7)
Wide (5)
Omens (5)
Slumbered (5)
Takes (7)
Snake (3)
Hospital room
Series (6)
Fireplace (5)
Account (6)
Maize (4)
Previous day
Nobleman (7)
Xmas song (5)
Body of water
Pinafore (5)
Put back (7)
Enquired (5)
Strayed (5)

Continent (6)
Spoke in public
Colour (3)
Drags (5)
Pause (7)
Revise (4)
Swiss county
Conscious (5)
Pancake (5)
Bultffalo (5)
Rep (5)
Take unlawfully
dismay (7)
Ousts (6)
Metal (6)
Distant (6)
Cooks in water
Be concerned
Expert (3)


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From a game on
instantchess.com, 2007. Most
web chess is played at very fast
time rates. Five minutes for each
side to make all the moves is
quite normal, while bullet chess,
one minute each for the entire
game, is increasingly popular
and highly addictive. However,
bullet depends primarily on a
speedy internet connection plus
fast hand and eye reactions. For
real success at bullet, you need
to be able to average around
one move per second. Well, I
can't do it, my best speed is
around 25 moves a minute. Five-
minute and three-minute games
are more like normal chess, and
as today's position shows the
test is for your instinct to spot
tactical opportunities. White (to
move) is a pawn up, but has to
contend with Black's double

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
When an opportunity comes your
way, it seems too good to be true, and
it probably is. In business, it's best if
you stick with the sure bets instead qf
risky ventures, Aries.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You're all smiles this week, Taurus,
probably since a romantic interest is
back in the picture. Make the most of
your time together while it lasts.
Others are envious.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You're called in to help out a family
member who is in trouble and it's
not the first time either, Gemini.
This person really needs assistance,
so don't feel too angry.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You feel you've been put through
the wringer, Cancer, but it's just a
matter of doing some hard work.
Don't whine ... just get the job
done quickly.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
You desire a much-needed rest from
those with whom you share a home.
Take a vacation, visit, a friend or
family member, or just find a way to
sneak out for a quiet stroll.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Stop being so bossy, Virgo. You are
really getting on the nerves of others.
They know you mean well, but it
comes off as an abrasive attitude.
Worry about yourself instead.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You may have just found the perfect
love match, Libra. Hold on to this
person if you're single. If you're
already attached, move on and don't
look back.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Nighttime hours have been full of
vivid dreams, Scorpio, and they're
not about to end anytime soon. Listen
to the messages of these dreams, but
don't take them too seriously.
You're making many enemies,
Sagittarius, and it's time to step back.
Contrary to what you believe, you
don't know it all. Therefore, be a stu-
dent instead of a teacher.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Someone in your life is ready to ask
you a big question. It has the poten-
tial to impact your life greatly.
Enjoy the moment, because it truly
will be memorable
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You've gotten bored staying in one
place, Aquarius, but now is not the
time to make a big move. Stay put
and ride it out for a while. You'll
be happier in the long run.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You're getting on someone's nerves,
Pisces. It's better if you change your
tune, or else you will lose several
friends. Rethink your attitude.


4 S

a b c d e t g h

threat of Qxd3 plus, less obviously,
Bb4+ and if axb4 Re8 winning the
queen. At three minutes each for
the entire game, White couldn't
hang about. Luckily for him, he
spotted a hidden and plausible
trap into which Black fell
headlong. Can you set the snare?

Chess solution 8426:100 Qxd3 2 0xe7l Rf7? 3
Oxf7+! Kxf7 4 Ne5+ and 5 Nxd3 wins a rook.


O S bLonaoaren

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E Bahamian artists' 'Work'

i di l i l id

German art

historian to

head Getty's


institute in LA

Associated Press

THOMAS W. Gaeht-
gens, an internationally
respected art historian, has
been appointed director of
the Getty Research Insti-
tute, it was announced
Gaehtgens, 67, will join
the institute on Nov. 1. He
currently heads the Ger-
man Center for the Histo-
ry of Art in Paris, which he
founded in 1997.
His appointment con-
cludes a 10-month search
for a successor to Thomas
Crow, who announced last
fall that he was accepting a
chair in modern art history
at the Institute of Fine
Arts at New York Univer-
The Getty Research
Institute, a branch of the J.
Paul Getty Trust, provides
resources to art
h researchers and operates
* one of the world's largest
art history libraries. It also
organizes public exhibi-
tions, lectures and confer-
Gaehtgens was a visiting
scholar at the institute
from 1985 to 1986.
He is a specialist in 18th
and 19th century French
and German art, but is
knowledgeable in several
other art areas. He was
head of the Art History
Institute at the Free Uni-
versity of Berlin and holds
art history degrees from
the universities of Bonn,
Freiburg, Vienna and
In 2004, he was awarded
an honorary doctorate
from the Courtauld Insti-
tute of Art in London.
Gaehtgens' wife, Bar-
bara Gaehtgens, is an art
historian specializing in
Dutch and French 17th
century works.
"Thomas Gaehtgens is
uniquely qualified to serve
as director of the Getty
Research Institute, James
N. Wood, the Getty
Trust's president and
CEO, said Tuesday. "His
contributions to our appre-
ciation and understanding
of the visual arts through
his own scholarship, his
creation of opportunities
for others, and his realiza-
tion of a wide range of
publications, combined
with his international
experience and network of
colleagues, assure the con-
tinuing dynamism of the
GRI and promises new
opportunities for its excep-
tional staff."
In a statement, Gaeht-
gens said he felt "honored
to serve in this unique
community of multifaceted
institutions of excellence."
Gaehtgens, who is relo-
cating to Los Angeles
from Paris, is to assume his
new duties in November.



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Diaspora Vibe Gallery, owned
by Rosie Gordon-Wallace and
Roy Wallace in Miami, Florida
has welcomed six Bahamian
artists to present their indus-
try. The exhibit, titled Work,
is comprised of John Cox, the
founder and artistic director of
Popop Studios; Blue Curry,
Heino Schmid, Jason Bennett
and Michael Edwards, also col-
lective affiliates to Popop Stu-
dios, and Toby Lunn of Lunn
Art Gallery. Work is on exhib-
it from August 9 to September
As a collective, these artists
have touched upon the soil of
Europe, Asia, North America,
South America and the
Caribbean exhibiting their
works. A common thread
among them, is their hybrid
education, cultural influences,
language command and their
ability to translate their work to
the knowledgeable in art and
those otherwise.
Presenting Work at the Dias-
pora Vibe Gallery is akin to
the comfort of a well worn
shoe. Repeated feelings of
warmth and freedom are spo-
ken of again and again by each
artist. And largely responsible
for this gathering is Mrs Gor-
don-Wallace, a native of
Jamaica, who understands and
supports the needs of artists
from the Caribbean and Dias-
pora to share their work
beyond home. Through this
venue, they are able to chal-
lenge the perspective through
their own lens' and break stig-
mas about what it means to be
a Caribbean artist.

A scholar, with an artistic
leaning toward a more analyti-
cal and exploratory tone, John
Cox can be described as a
mixed media painter and print-
maker. He uses ordinary mate-
rials such as bolts, scrolls, nails,
wire, rope and chains to create
and interpret the simple and
often complex views of what
he sees through his own lens
and expresses through his own
With Popop Studios a;s his
base the art house is present-
ly in transition to become
Popop Studio Centre for the
Visual Arts Cox navigates in
communities, specifically art
communities, for influence,
enabling him to note the 'dif-
ferences in personal and public
interactions. He is able to posi-
tion himself and share his work
from an interior and exterior
When we look at other
Caribbean cultures such as
Haiti, Cuba and the Domini-
can Republic, we see how the
natives of these respective
countries are able to define
their customs and culture with
clarity, says Cox.
"I want to examine the 'cul-
ture of ideas and identity'
through my work as an indi-
vidual first and translate this in
my art. I don't want to become
complacent, I want to be
engaging and make my work
move and still be able to rep-
resent my culture as a Bahami-
an artist."
Cox readily admits though
that he is a painter with a
strong emphasis on visual arts.
"Art is not a distance, it is all
around us, and in my work 1
try to reflect my concerns.
Through my work I try to take
the audience into my home to
join me, but I also allow them
to be their selves.
"I want to deal with real
issues, internal dilemmas and
to examine projections and
expectations of one. this eye
against cye dilemma is simply
out of love."

Toby began painting and
drawing as a challenge to ques-
tion and examine himself. I Ie
used this form of expression to
connect with people on the
"Images are things I work
with. I look at people around
me and their moods, I produce

figurative works. It is difficult to
convey in words what I put on


'' -

* RISHIKESH by Toby Limn,

canvas, it's visceral, it's some-
thing I feel and it is very much
a spiritual thing," said Lunn.
Using wood, stains and oil
materials primarily in his work,
Lunn says that he is propelled
forward by the incredible result
of these elements being used
against a blank canvas.
"The effects on canvas are
wicked, because it breathes and
is porous like people".
For Lunn, sharing his work at
Diaspora Vibe Gallery is a
journey, and there is an inti-
mate connection to his fellow
country men.
It reminds him of his own
growth, and how far one can
push and be productive
through perseverance. "All in
all, I try to keep the fire lit and
I consider niy journey to be a
beautiful struggle."

('urrv, who is both Bahamas
and London based, has a biting
and succinct commentary on
what it means to be a Bahami-
an artist sharing and unfolding
his work.
Curry is in a process. He is
feeccling his way, defining and
redefining what his work rep-
resents and how things relate to
him. He has studied language
and photography and used
those mediums as his entry into
the visual arts that is video,
photography. installations and
Asked how his work repre-
sents and is related to Bahami-
an culture. Curry said.
"Bahamian culture is a loaded
term and the work has in the
past questioned and still ques-
tions what in the popular cul-
ture of the Bahamas is consid-
ered art and specifically
Bahamian art".
"The Bahamas operates and
has been operating for some-
time with no outside influences
in the art world, people have
been living in a bubble for quite
some time." Curry says. "When
one thinks of the Caribbean.
celebration and paradise comes
to mind, I want to show the
inside of the picture not the
frame, I believe my colleagues
and I do this very well and we
have an answer to these limita-
tions that can be placed upon
Aiming to deconstruct the
myth of "paradise" through his
work, Curry poses the question
Who created the idea of par-
adise? And he provides the
answer, "Not the people visit-
ing, it is the people living there.
If you look inside this idea of
paradise you quickly see the
natives don't have tickets to
their own theme park. Paradise
is a fantasy".
Using a sense of humour to
speak through his work, and
taking on challenges in an
unexpected way, Curry said
tlihat lie wants to keep a critical
eye on what happens in a
"tropical paradise" and what it
is actually like for people to
live in this paradise. Beautifi-
cation, he says is for the tourist,
not the native.
In his piece 'Sand to the
Beach', Curry tackles this issue.
FIxploratory questions that help
hilm formulate a stance are,
wlio controls the environment
in thle Bahamas, Nassau specif-
ically? Where does it end and
begin and where does one have
their own sense of reality? And
more importantly, how does
one allow outside sources to
dictate what type of environ-
ment and in what location
changes should be made?
Curry's work is borderline
political and raises a call to
activism. "I am a Bahamian
and I love my country, but if
most people look at my work

they may not like what they
Artists like Curry create and
fuel controversy simply because
they expose hidden truths that
are skirted around and pushed
under the rug, issues like pover-
ty, racism and crime. Curry
doesn't push the envelope. He
opens it.
Check out next week's Art
section for more on the Work
exhibition and artists Hleino
Schmid, Jason Bennett atid
Michael Edwards.

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This rated PG-13 film
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On the day of the
mission something goes
wrong at the crossing
and they are separated.
The delay causes
renewed questioning of
what they're about to

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Poets and Writers
Series welcomes Patri-
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sent the Sir Lynden
Pindling Memorial Lec-
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first winner of the
Bahamas Cacique
Award for Writing.
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articles and essays on
Bahamian history, art
and culture.
She also authored ten
books including an
Evening in Guanima,
original short stories
based on traditional
Bahamian folktale
motifs, the novel A
Shift in the Light, two
volumes of poetry, and
several satirical works
including The 99-cent

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expose the public to ceram-
ics in hopes of expanding the
discipline in the Bahamas.
But in trying to expose chil-
dren to the world of ceramics.
Jessica still battles a prevailing
misconception by parents who
tell their children that there is
no money to be made in art -
much less ceramics.
"I still deal with parents who
say that, but I beg to differ. I
think the view that you can't
make money as an artist has
to do with no exposure. You
don't have to be a painter or a
ceramicist. You can be an inte-
rior designer, an industrial
designer, textile designer, all
of which are lacking in the
Bahamas," said Jessica.
Based on her own experi-
ence, Jessica says that there
are indeed ways to make mon-
ey in ceramics, though many
young artist are not venturing
in that field. While most of her
exhibitions will carry more
abstract artistic work where

she is able to explore the medi-
um, Jessica knows how to
bring her talent to a more com-
mercial setting.
"As Jessica the business
woman., I have my tiles and my
souvenir line and I know that
this is a different approach to
my work. But then there is Jes-
sica the artist. That's where myv
work is more abstract and I
can play with it and explore,"
she told 77The Arts.
Jessica said that she contin-
ues to be inspired by artists like
Joann Behagg. a ceramicist
and her former COB art
teacher: Denis Knight, a local
potter: and Stephen Burrows.
who created many of the sculp-
tures at various roundabouts
in Nassau. All of these artists.
she said, have made significant
contributions to the local art
community. But apparently,
ceramics, and all other three
dimensional artforms, have a
long way to go in terms of get-
ting the recognition they truly
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know who Stephen Burrows
is, sad to say. Very few people
know that he created some of
the same art work they see
everyday. We have many pio-
neers in three dimensional art
and don't even know it." Jessi-
ca said.
"With the new artists like
Tamara Russell and Katrina
Cartwright, we have come a
long way but there is still room
for growth. There is still a lot
that has to be done."
Saturday's workshop, 10am
1pm, is being offered through
the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas and is open to both
children and adults. For more
information contact Jessica's
Tileworks Studio @ 394.1265
or call Louanne Morris at
325.5800/1 or e-mail her at Imor-
ris@nagb.bs to sign up for the

Louvre exhibition

in US museum
Associated Press
DESPITE the resplendence of
the vaulting titanium walls of
Daniel Libeskind's addition to
the Denver Art Museum, it is
time to turn attention to what
goes inside.
Of special interest will be an
October exhibition, "Artisan &
Kings, Selected Treasures From
the Louvre."
The show includes more than
125 paintings, sculptures and dec-
orative arts collected by the Sun
King. l ouis N\V, and his two suc-
cessors, as well as works seized
after the French Revolution or
later by Napoleon. It will be the
first time the Louvre works have
ever traveled to the western
states, the Denvecr museum said.
"Our visitors will have the
unprecedented opportunity to see
works from the world's greatest
collection of European art. The
expansion of the museum enables
us to host an exhibition of this
magnitudC, and we are delighted
to lanlch our traveling exhibition
program with a show of this cal-
iber," said Lewis Sharpe. museum
"It is really a chance to take
advantllag of what lthe Frederic
(C. I lamillon buiildinig hlias to offer.
We are using t\\o out of our three
exhibition spaces. We are in a
great position to be attracting
phenomenal exhibitions." said
Melora McDermott-Lewis, direc-
tor of education and master
teacher for Eturopean and Amer-
icanl art at thle museum.

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to art in the Bahamas

Tribune Feature Writer
ONE quick scan of the
Bahamian art landscape will
reveal that talent is concen-
trated mainly in producing
two dimensional art, mainly
paintings. But three dimen-
sional art is stepping out of
the shadows and revealing
itself as a lucrative medium
for artists who want to be cre-
ative, and make money while
doing so.
Jessica Colebrooke,
a Bahamian ceramic
artist, has found a
way to do both.
And through an
upcoming work-
shop on the funda-
mentals of ceramics,
set for Saturday,
August 18, she hopes
to inspire others to
explore this medium.
Hopefully, in exposing both
children and adults to her
artistic world, they will real-
ize that there is more to art
than painting.
"I am hoping to encourage
someone to want to learn
more about ceramics and to
see that there are so many
ways to explore this medium
This is how we are going to
increase growth in this art
form," Jessica told Tribune
As it stands now, there is a
sizable pocket of Bahamians
who have knowledge of
ceramics. However, few of
them are actually engaging
themselves in the craft on a
professional level, Jessica told
the Arts.
"There are people who are
doing it, but they aren't pro-
fessionals in terms of really
being out there pushing it and
letting people know that their
work is important. There are
people that are just doing it
on the side, but others are
doing it for a living," she said.
Jessica is one of those per-
sons whose living is everything
to do with ceramics. She quit a
teaching job in December
2000 to develop her own com-

* A TEAPOT with coffee mug part of Jessica's souvenir line.

pany, Jessica's Tileworks. Stu-
dio, located in Gleniston Gar-
Jessica's Tileworks Studio
(JTS) manufactures by hand
- unique pottery, custom art
tiles, murals and souvenir
products. It caters to the
unique artistic taste of her
When it comes to murals,
some of Jessica's public com-
missions include two murals
at the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport and Sbarro's
restaurant downtown.

She has also created a
colourful and exciting line of
authentic Bahamian souvenirs
ranging from beautiful sea
grape trays to playful tri-
bowls, soap trays, hot plates
and coasters depicting won-
derful vignettes of island life.
Other intriguing creations
are the artistic ceramic tiles
that Jessica produces. These
individual, accented tiles offer
her clients a break from the
mundane nature of traditional
home decor.
With all of her undertak-

ings, Mrs Colebrooke (need
Maycock) is now a household
name when it comes to ceram-
ics in the Bahamas. Launching
her career in ceramics in 1997,
Jessica's formal training began
at the College of the Bahamas.
where she graduated in 1994.
She later attended the Rhode
Island School of Design and
graduated there before return-
ing to the Bahamas.
It was while on summer
breaks from chliol in ihe 'S.
thqt Jessica i ie aii crc;atin, .1
name for heiell b\ putting Lil
various exhibitions To d.ilt
Jessica has iuiight many peo-
ple the art ol cel.lnicc. A
Some of he1 sl'Illud1 ,S
include Tamn.n.i Ru-
sell, who hIis held
several exii-
bitions of
her own
a n ( ....

Katrina Cartwright, who
recently returned from study-
ing abroad and is now trying
to open her own studio.
Last month, Jessica also
facilitated a four-week ceram-
ic workshop with the Tam-

berley School after a parent
approached her about teach-
ing her child. This upcoming
session on Saturday is just
another way for Jessica to
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007





Minister focuses on the state of education


n an effort to create a level of focus among
Bahamian students, that will inturn see a
rise in the national grade average, the Min-
istry of Education is looking at proposing a
limit on the number of exams students can sit at
one time, Minister of Education Carl Bethel said
"One of the things that I have been discussing
with the hardworking officials here is that they need
to think about how we can bring focus to the options
that students are presented with so that they are
not just given a whole wide range of "scatter gun
whatever", Minister Bethel said.
"I put out for suggestions that we focus it (cur-
riculum) and say that students, except for excep-
tional students, should not be allowed to sit more
than six BGCSEs in a given year."
And even though Mr Bethel said that he is still
exploring this issue with the professionals at the
ministry, he suggested that the present content of
education may not be the way forward if the agency
is to be focused on the product that it is delivering to
the Bahamian student.
"In the BGCSE, there are 26 subjects offered,
and of course you want to have students exposed to
a wide range of subjects. You want broad based
learning. But do you want learning that is so broad
based that you are confusing students so much that
they lose focus on the core areas? Obviously not.
The question then arises whether 26 subjects are
too much," Minister Bethel said.
"I am going to explore the possibilities for our
exceptional students in the public schools to sit them
a year early or even earlier than that, if possible, but
the point being that in any given year a student
should not do more than four core subject and two
electives," Minister Bethel said of his proposed ini-
In addition, the minister suggested that finding
and retaining teachers to cover the 26 subjects that
comprises the BGCSE exams, many being in high-
ly specialized areas, may be taking away from the
focus of preparing students for the core subjects.
"If the Ministry of Education is going to offer an
exam in 26 subjects, then the Ministry of Educa-
tion has to ensure that there are teachers in these 26
subjects over a three year period, which is roughly
the time period that the courses run in preparation
for the BGCSE.
"So right off the top the ministry is trying to do a
lot, and there are going to be some teachers doubling
up. Some will do clothing, construction, some will do
auto mechanics, and some will do both," he said.
Acknowledging that the national grade point
average for the academic year 2006-2007 remains at
a D average, the new minister hopes that, by care-
fully re-evaluating and making small changes to the
content of the public school curriculum, he and his
team can begin to have a positive affect on the coun-
try's stagnant GPA.
"This is a dangerous area because I am a politician
trying to bring some policy and what you see here is
a result of 40 years of educators and professionals in
education who have come to these appropriate offer-
ings," he pointed out.
In the same breath, the minister said he believes
that there may be a need to revamp the system and


try something new.

A new direction
With his feet just recently planted on the ground
as head of the embattled Bahamian educational sys-
tem, Mr Bethel, is determined to make the old habits
and practices of his predecessors a page in the annu-
als of Bahamian history.
"Improving the system of education for the broad
masses is absolutely fundamental to the further pos-
itive development of the Bahamas, and unless we
solve the problems in education, this country will
continue to stagnate," said Minister Bethel in his first
full length sit down with the media to discuss his
vision for what he hopes will be a turn around in the
country's approach to education.
With levels of Bahamian ownership and partici-
pation in the country's growing economy falling,
Minster Bethel said that even before coming to
office in May, he was concerned by the&,gwing
number of young students who seem to be in school
just to kill time because they had to be in school.

He noted that young Bahamians on the whole
just did not seem to be embracing the opportunities
provided by the Bahamas Government which was
committed to securing a free education for all
Bahamian children and had invested millions of
dollars to ensure that outcome.
Agreeing to an extent with recent public assess-
ment of the level of preparedness among the grad-
uates of the public school system in recent years, yet
refusing to brand Bahamian students as "illiterate"
or "functionally illiterate," Minister Bethel said,
"So many young students were graduating without
any more than a school leaving certificate, and were
not properly equipped to play a meaningful role in
the workforce."
Now, with an opportunity to make a difference in
the way the education product is doled out to a
future generation, the minister and his new team are
on a mission to recreate the Bahamian public school
student in a new image, starting with the tone and
language used to characterize them.
Taking umbrage with what he sees as an attempt,
in recent years, to define education "in terms of
illiteracy, functional illiteracy, and other negative
terms," Minister Bethel said, "there is a need for all
sorts of things to get people ready to work."
He further alluded to the notion that there was
nothing positive to be gained from repeated negative
labeling of the student population at large, while
at the same time negating their positives.
"If you start to bandy around phrases like illiter-
acy or functional illiteracy, you are in a sense stig-
matizing students. I think it is better to start from a
positive perspective, and what we are aiming to do
is find those areas of success and highlight them in
order to create a drawing effect. To create a desire
to emulate, a desire to follow that example as
opposed to setting as a benchmark a negative defi-
nition of what is happening in education.
"It's the whole idea, a deeply rooted religious
idea that I certainly got from my fore-bearers, my
grandparents, and one that is rooted throughout
Bahamian society, that you name it, you claim it. If
you define yourself in a negative way, you will have
a negative result. If you seek the positive in what you
are doing and seek to exemplify and build on that,
then you will get a more positive result."
Pointing out that 90 per cent of the student pop-
ulation leaving the primary school system were ful-
ly literate, Minister Bethel said that there were obvi-
ously other factors affecting the ability of those stu-
dents to translate the basic literacy they received in
primary school into the necessary tools and skills that
would require them to make a seamless transition
from the classroom to the workplace. But using the
term "illiterate" is pejorative and inaccurate. -
"The question is not whether they have the basic
skills because when they leave primary school more
than 90 per cent do have those skills," Minister
Bethel said.
On the ministry end, the minister feels that his
challenge now, along with changing the language
used to define education, is to determine what some
of the factors are that prevent students from transi-
tioning from primary to junior and senior high school
and into the workforce.
"Throughout the process of education we wish to
reach a state where the broad masses of Bahamian
students are properly equipped to play a meaningful

role in the economic life of this country and be pro-
ductive law abiding citizens.
"And one of the things we want to do is improve
or implement a tracking system, and we will be
making it a requirement of District Superintendents
going forward," Minister Bethel announced.
In a 2005 report the National Commission on
special education recommended a tracking system
for Bahamian students starting "almost at birth."
Minister Bethel said that while the recommen-
dation to begin tracking Bahamian students from
"birth" may have been an overly ambitious one,
the idea of implementing a public school tracking
system is necessary to identify those students who
have special challenges as well as special gifts.
"The tracking that we are calling for at the level of
the District Superintendents goes toward tracking
those students who have the potential for excel-
lence as well, so we can find ways to keep our eyes
on them and find ways to support them in those
core areas where they have the potential for excel-
lence," he said.
Using the subvention programme for elite
Bahamian athletes as a model, the minister said
that a similar programme is being proposed for
those students who have been identified as gifted.
At the same time, he said his ministry's quality
assurance programme, a remedial education inter-
vention programme, will be expanded to assist stu-
dents and schools with identified needs and weak-
"We will design a programme through the Depart-
ment of Education to hold remedial classes on Sat-
urday, to bring in specialist teachers, and to work
with the Bahamas Union of Teachers to have retired
teachers who have skills in certain disciplines to
come in and assist in the programme over the course
of the year," Minister Bethel said.
In addition to the new tracking system the ministry
is seeking to implement, Minister Bethel said he is
also having officials at the agency take a close look
at restructuring what he calls "the content of edu-
He-noted further that his agency is also reviewing
policies that would address the vexing issue of social
promotion and the growing concerns over public
school proms.
But in the meanwhile, he remains optimistic about
the future of education in the country.
"I think that Bahamian students have enormous
potential, but I also think that it is untapped. We are
not doing everything that we can to bring it out,
polish the rough diamonds, as you wish.
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Adam Miller
Adam Miller graduated from
Queen's College June 2007. In
addition to the numerous subjects
he passed at the BGCSE level
between grades 9 and 11, Adam
also successfully completed the
school's rigorous advanced pro-
gramme by taking courses in
Advanced Subsidiary Mathemat-
ics in Grade 11 and Advanced
Placement English Language,
Advanced Placement Psycholo-
gy and SAT 2 Biology in Grade
His academic accomplishments
include: Grade 10, Math BGCSE
(A), Pitman Bookkeeping and
Accounts Stage 1 (First-class
pass); Grade 11, History BGCSE
(A), Religious Education
BGCSE (A), Pitman Bookkeep-
ing and Accounts Stage 2 (First-
class pass) and Grade 12: SAT
score of 1770.
Adam served as captain of
school junior and senior boys'
soccer teams and was an Under-
17 national soccer team player in
He has been accepted into the
College of the Bahamas to major
in Accounting.
In Adam's view, a good edu-
cation is necessary to achieve
independence, self esteem, dig-
nitv and choice, which are essen-
tial to developing a good work
ethic, being a productive employ-
ee and a successful entrepreneur.
"Queen's College has given me
the opportunity to experience col-
lege level work by allowing me
to take advanced courses while
still in high school. I became more
disciplined in my studies and my
time management skills improved
because of these courses. Extra-
curricular activities, various
sports, and community service
have helped me in my journey to
becoming a well-rounded
Bahamian citizen."
Aldeka King
Aldeka King, daughter of the
very proud Marjoriana King, is a
16-year old honour roll senior at
C V Bethel. After graduation,
Aldeka plans on enrolling in the
College of the Bahamas to pursue
a degree in Accounts, and says
that she was inspired to follow
this path by her sister, who is an
accountant. To date. Aldeka has
taken the English and Religious



Knowledge Bahamas General
Certificate of Secondary Educa-
tion (BGCSE) exams, she has
passed one Pitman exam and
received various subject awards.
She is a member of the Gover-
nor General's Youth Award pro-
gramme, Junior Investors and the
Yearbook Committee. She enjoys
singing, dancing, travelling and
hanging out with outgoing peo-
ple with a good sense of humor.
Aldeka is a young individual with
a plan and she is well on her way
to achieving her goals. She advis-
es her peers to plan as well
because. "If you fail to plan, you
plan to fail".

Amelia J Amnoury
Amelia J Amourv is a 2007
graduate of Queen's College. She
successfully completed her tenure
at Queen's College by earning a
place on the school's honour roll
and successfully completing
advanced level courses such as
Advanced Subsidiary English Lit-
Amelia's special accomplish-
ment for the year was winning
first place in the Dolphin Encoun-
ters 2007 Art Competition. In
September, 2007 she will be pur-
suing a degree in Graphic Design
at the College of the Bahamas.


According to Amelia, without a
good education one cannot fully
enjoy life. ()Ieen's College has
helped me push myself academi-
cally and I ami certain 1 would tnot
have done it on ml owvn. Queen's
College has also givcn me the
tools to plan imv Ifturlle proper-
Amielle Major
Amielle Major is the daughter
of one very proud Elaine Major.
At eighteen, she is the graduate of
St Andrews High School's Inter-
national Baccalaureate (IB) Pro-
gramme. Heading to Vassar Col-
lege this fall with plans to pursue
a degree in Drama and Film.
Amielle aspires to become a film
maker and playwright.
She has successfully complet-
ed nine Bahamas General Cer-
tificate of Secondary Education
(BGCSE) exams: Literature,
English Language, Biology. Eco-
nomics, Mathematics, French.
Chemistry, Combined Science
and Physics. Amielle \\ as also the
winner of the United Nations
Model and Essay competition.
As an extracurricular activitV
she enjoys drama. For her hob-
bies Amielle likes writing, read-
ing. hanging with friends and
'watching movies. She enjoys Ldif-



ferent foods, family and friends
and assorted books. Her motto is
"Work hard... play harder".

Anastaciai Armbrister
As an honour roll student at
Doris Johnson High School,
Anastacia took her final year in
great strides. After graduating
high school she plans to attend
the University of the West Indies
in Jamaica, where she will major
in Medicine. Apart from being
an honour roll student, Anastacia
has numerous merits and is a
member of Peer Tutoring (Math
Tutor), a Management Informa-
tion Systems Club. Youth Writers
Club and the school's choir. She
has also received her certification
in Computers. Anastacia enjoys
writing, travelling and singing
among other activities. She dis-
likes bullies or people with low
self esteem looking to make
themselves feel better through
hurting others. Anastacia is a
young Christian and believes that
Jesus is the foundation of every'
successful dream. She does not
see the sky as the limit when
there are footsteps on the moon.
Andrew D'Alberas
*,,,P vw D'Alberas is one of
students in St Andrews IB Pro-



granmme. With his graduation ear-
lier this summer, Andrew plans
on attending King's College to
major in Business Management
and later become a food whole-
sale distributor. For his extracur-
ricular activities Andrew plays
tennis and the piano. His hobbies
are boating, cars, music, spearing
and painting. He likes chocolate,
fudge cakes and dominoes, but
dislikes drugs.

Angel Strachan
A member of the 2007 gradu-
ating class of St Augustine's Col-
lege, Angel stands tall as an hon-
our roll student with various
awards under her belt. She has
won the Most Outstanding Stu-
dent in Bahamian Schools and a
bronze medal in the Governor
General Youth Awards pro-
gramme. Evidence of the bright
future ahead of her, Angel was
successful in six Bahamas Junior
Certificate (BJC) exams she was
awarded a B in Mathematics, B in
English Language, B in Art. A in
Health Science, B in General Sci-
ence and a B in Social Studies.
Angel plans on enrolling in
Tuskegee University after gradu-
ation and will major in Biology.
She feels that Tuskegee is a good
educational institute and will pro-




vide ample opportunities for her
to explore her chosen career in
Angel is a member of the
school's senior volleyball team
and the Student Council's execu-
tive board where she served as
secretary. As hobbies she shops
' and cooks. Angel enjoys meeting
new people, travelling and playing
sports. She is naturally an uplifted
individual so she does not like
pessimism or tardiness. Angel's
personal beliefs are, "Once you
apply yourself in everything you
do there will be no room for fail-
Ashley Caroline
McPherson Brown
Ashley is the 18 year old
daughter of Ian and Carol Brown.
She is one of the graduating
seniors of St Andrews High
School as well as one of the IB
Programme students. Because of
her desire for a change of envi-
ronment, Ashley has decided to
go abroad to Northeastern Uni-
versity where she will be majoring
in Biology. She has successfully
completed eight BGCSE exams
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C's. Ashley was also a Prefect, a
member of the Global Young
Leaders Conference and the
recipient of her school's Art sub-
ject award. Her hobbies are art
and dance. Ashley is fond of
sushi, shopping and anything that
has to do with the ocean. She dis-
likes bananas, rats and roaches.
Her motto is, "Luv yaself!".
Ashley Farrington
Ashley is a 17 year old gradu-
ating senior of St Augustine's
College. After graduation she will
attend St John's University where
she will major in Elementary
Education. "I am enthused by the
academic programme that they
have to offer," said Ashley.
She has taken the BJC exams
and been awarded an A in Math-
ematics, A in General Science, A
in Health Science, A in Social
Studies, and a B in English Lan-
guage. Ashley is an honour roll
student, and she has won Most
Outstanding Student in Bahami-
an High Schools (2005-2006), sub-
ject awards in Mathematics, Com-
puter and Accounting: She has
also won the Above and Beyond
the Call of Duty Award. She was
also president and financial con-
troller of her company in Junior
Achievement Bahamas and
served as treasurer of Student
Council, as well being a member
of the Yearbook Committee. For
her hobbies Ashley enjoys surfing
the Internet, reading books and
having fun. She also enjoys help-
ing others, travelling and politics.
She dislikes biology, confusion
and arguments. As her personal
motto Ashley believes that,
"(I) Always try to do my best and
to never settle for less."
Ashley Major
Ashley is an honour roll stu-
dent at CV Bethel Senior High.
At 16 she is already aware of
which direction she wants to take
in life. After graduation she is
looking forward to college life
and will attend the College of the
Bahamas Jo major in Medicine.
After the initial two years there
she plans on relocating to Jamaica
to continue her studies at the Uni-
versity of the West Indies. She
desires to become a Gynecolo-




gist/Obstetrician. This stems from
a comfort she feels in the pres-
ence of female doctors.
She has three BGCSE's which
are Mathematics, English Lan-
guage and Religious Knowledge.
She is also a member of the Sail-
ing Club, Governor General's
Youth Awards (GGYA) pro-
gramme, Ladies Club, Junior
Achievers, the soccer team and
she is the Student Council presi-
dent. Among her many other
accomplishments are bronze and
silver medals in GGYA, place-
ment on the Principal's List five
consecutive terms and Mathe-
matics awards. Her hobbies are
writing poems, swimming, and
playing the piano. She is particu-
larly fond of butter pecan ice
cream and travelling.
Ashley Sweeting
Ashley Sweeting is the 16 year
old daughter of proud parents
Eunice Anderson and Tyrone
Sweeting. She also graduated
from St Annes High School as
one of the top students for 2007.
She plans on going abroad to St
Benedict's University to pursue
a degree in International Busi-
ness as she want to be a Compli-
ance Officer. She has completed
the Mathematics, Spanish and

English Language BGCSE
exams. She has received the Unit-
ed Nations Essay Competition
award, bronze and silver medals
in the Governor General Youth
Awards programme, various mer-
it and proficiency prizes and
placed second in the College of
the Bahamas Essay Competition.
Ashley is also an honour roll
student, the president of the
Rangers, the vice president of the
Interact Club, a member of the
Modern Language Club, Young
Investors Club, Junior Ushers and
does volunteer work at the Eliza-
beth Estates Children's Home.
She enjoys cooking, travelling,
and chatting online, and cannot
stand bad grades. Ashley is very
spiritually oriented and believes
whole heartedly that with God
by her side no one can come
against her and win.
Aynsley Merk
Aynsley is the 18 year old
daughter of Gunther and Carolyn
Merk. She is one of the graduat-
ing seniors and IB Programme
students of St Andrews High
School. Aynsley plans on going
abroad to McGill University
because she is pleased w4h- the
reputation and it's location. She
will major in Biology and later







pursue a career as an accom-
plished surgeon. She has success-
fully completed ten BGCSE
exams and one IGCSE exam.
Aynsley has also received awards
in Geography, Biology and for
graduation. She has served as Pre-
fect and is a member of the Inter-
act Club. Her hobbies are run-
ning and scuba diving. Aynsley
enjoys potcakes, the sea and trav-
elling but dislikes cruelty to ani-
Berlin Patience
Berlin Patience is a young lady
with big dreams. At 17 she is a
consistent honour roll student at
C R Walker High. Proud parents
Angela and Ludian.Patience are
thrilled with their gifted daughter.
Berlin plans on pursuing bio-
chemistry as a major and would
like to go on to specialize in car-
diology. She finds this field inter-
esting and enjoys helping people.
An exceptional member of her
school community she is a mem-
ber of the Interact, Key, and
Book clubs. Berlin views St
Mary's University as one of the
best tertiary educational facilities
and upon graduation will be
migrating north to Canada to
brave the blistering winter cold
to perfect her art.

Brendya Glinton
Brendya is the 17 year old
daughter of well pleased parents,
Brenda and David Glinton. She is
a senior student at C V Bethel
preparing to depart from sec-
ondary to tertiary level educa-
tion. Already a part of the Col-
lege of the Bahamas' Jump Start
Programme, Brendya has already
had a taste of college life and is at
a decided advantage compared
to her peers. After graduation,
she plans to attend Keiser Uni-
versity in Fort Lauderdale to
major in Radiology. Her unique
passion for this field stems from
an operation she had as a young
child. She observed the x-ray of
her injuries and the rest was his-
tory. Brendya finds it "interest-
ing to look beneath the skin and
see what is going on."
She has already sat the Math
and 'English BGCSE exams, and
has received various subject
awards including Mathematics,
Spanish and Computers. She has
also been on the Principal's list
for four consecutive terms. She
is the vice president of the Sailing
Club and a member of her youth
group. Brendya enjoys reading,
dancing, listening to music and
watching the Discovery Channel.
She really cannot tolerate noise or

rude behaviour. As a young
Christian, Brendya believes in
being led by God and encourages
everyone to trust in Him and he
will direct their paths.
Brian Birch
Brian Birch is one of the grad-
uating IB Programme students of
St Andrews High School. Parents
Jeffrey and Patricia Birch are
proud and support their son's
decision to go abroad and further
his education. His university of
choice is Brock University
because of its good business
school and alumni association.
Brian plans on majoring in Busi-
ness Administration and will use
his degree to build a successful
entrepreneurial career. He has
successfully completed seven
BGCSE exams and won the Gov-
ernor General Youth Awards
bronze and silver medals.
Brian manages his own web-
site, does yoga and attends the
gym. His hobbies are kiteboard-
ing and scuba diving. Brian likes
being with his family, the ocean
and making money, but he dis-
likes sharks. His motto is "Live
life like it's your last".

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Brittney Jade Culmner
Brittney Jade Culmer is the for-
mer Deputy Head Girl of
Queen's College and graduated
salutatorian of her class in June
2007. Brittney participated in the
school's accelerated programme
which prepared her to sit her
BGCSE examinations between
grades nine and eleven, allowing
her to take more advanced cours-
es at Grade 12. She successfully
completed the school's rigorous
Advanced Placement programme
in Psychology, Calculus, Spanish,
English Language and Composi-
tion, along with honours level
courses in Biology, Chemistry and
Her other academic accom-
plishments include maintaining a
position on the school's presti-
gious Principal's List and hold-
ing an honour roll status since
grade 7.
In September 2007, Brittney
will be attending the Universitv of
Toronto where she will major in
Human Biology in the Life Sci-
ences department.
Brittnev feels that education is
very important in today's society:
it unlocks the door to many
opportunities. Also a good edu-
cation ensures success in the
future "Queen's College has
helped me tremendously in my1
growth as an individual. The
teachers and administration are
always supportive, giving me the
confidence that I can achieve any-
thing I set my mind to. The cours-
es provided are rigorous and chal-
lenging, further strengthening my
drive to achieve. With its many
extracurricular activities and trav-
el opportunities, QC has given
me the chance to experience dif-
ferent cultures and wavs of think-
ing, giving me a broader perspec-
tive of the world."
Brittney Nairn
Brittney is a 16 year old senior
honour roll student at Doris
Johnson High School. Upon grad-
uation she will enroll in the Col-
lege of the Bahamas to major in
Nursing and a foreign language.
She is a member of the Holy
Family Youth Choir, the Inter-
act Club. the Technical Cadet
Programme and the Spanish




Club. Aside from her standing on
the honour roll, Brittney has
received numerous merit awards,
and awards for Spanish. Her love
of foreign languages runs deep
and she is willing to grasp any
opportunity to learn one. Her
goal is to become fluent in three.
Young Ms Nairn believes that
before you can preach to others
you must first set an example and
be true to yourself.
C Jacob Fountain
C Jacob Fountain is a 17 year
old graduating senior of St
Andrews High School. He is also
one of the IB Programme stu-
dents preparing to go abroad to
university. Jacob's school of
choice is Tufts University as they
made him the best offer. His field
of study and future career choice
is Engineering. He has completed
ten BGCSE exams; English Lan-
guage, Literature (B), Music (C),
Chemistry (A), Physics (A),
Combined science (A), Biology
(A)), Math (A), History (A) and
Spanish (A). He won the top
BGCSE Physics award, came sec-
ond in the Alpha Phi Alpha
Scholarship search and has served
as Prefect. As extracurricular
activities he plays tennis, swims,
spear fishes and loves to go boat-

ing. As a hobby he enjoys playing
monopoly. Jacob likes FIRE
movies and sky diving, but dis-
likes Brussels sprouts, enclosed
spaces and Harry Potter. His per-
sonal motto is "With your hands
carve vour own destiny"- Guru
Wareth Singh.
C Stephan Brown
C Stephan Brown is the son of
Dr Conville Brown and Dr
Corinne Sinquee-Brown and is
one of the graduating seniors at St
Augustine's College. After grad-
uations he plans on enrolling at
either Acadia University or the
University of the West Indies
where he will major in Biochem-
istry. His desired field of study is
medicine and Stephan feels that
Acadia is a good start.
He is an honour roll student
whose achievements in the BJ('
exams are reflective of his future
success. He has been awarded a B
in Social Studies, A in Health Sci-
ence, A in General Science, A in
English Language and a B in
Mathematics. He has also
received awards in soccer, com-
puter, chemistry and biology. As
extra curricular activities. Stephan
enjoys soccer, horseback riding,
playing the guitar and trumpet,
as well as swimming. He is also a



member of G(YA programme.
His hobhics iare computer pro-
gramming and agriculture.
Stcphian is fond of chemistry and
experiminclation, but he dislikes
physics, st dying and bad sports-
manship. I Ic advises his peers to,
"Alwias strive to be the best and
it von fall short. you will still feel
comflorlt ab."
Canderia Lewis
Canderia is one of the gradu-
ating seniors of St Andrews High
School as well as one of the IB
Programme students. She plans
on going abroad to York Univer-
sity to major in International
Business. Canderia chose York
because she feels that the school
has a \ cry good business pro-
grammin., and somIcda\ slhe hopes
to \\oik in I-orcign Affairs. She
has takcn six H.lC exams: Mathe-
iiatics (A).\ l health science (A).
Religiou'ns studies (A), English
L[anguagce (,). General Science
(B) and Social Studies (B). She
has also completed eight BGCSE
exams: Math (A). Spanish (A).
Computer Studies (A)). English
language (C). Chemistry (B).
Music (B),. Accounts (C) and Lit-
crature (C). Canderia's hobby is
singing and she enjoys shopping.
,nd'Vp;'en'~ig Spanish. She dis-



likes Mathematics and English
Language. Canderia's personal
motto is "'Things without all rem-
edy should not be regarded -
what's done is done".
Cardia Marshall
Seventeen-year-old Cardia
Marshal is enjoying the last days
of her senior year at Doris John-
son High School. She is a member
of the Science and Drama Clubs,
the school's choir and is an hon-
our roll student. She enjoys
sports, Home Economics and
Upon graduation Cardia plans
to start training as a police officer.
She feels like there is not enough
being done about the present
crime in the Bahamas and is
ready to step to the plate and
make a difference in her commu-
nity. She is already a part of the
Royal Bahamas Police Depart-
ment Cadets. She is motivated by
the drills and speeches and is not
afraid to be a part of future stake-
outs. Her goal is to become the
Commissioner for Fox Hill and
she is staunchly supported by her
mother in this endeavor. Cardia
has even attended summer camp
programmes at Her Majesty's
Prison. She is working her wayN
up and will undoubtedly accom-

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Marshall knows that in order to
be a leader you must irsI hbc
Carmen Vargas
Carmen Vargas is a June 20(!l
graduate of Queen's 0(' 11.. Sh
successfully completed thl
school's rigorous academic pr, -
gramme with an honours lev !
grade point average of 4.08.
In grade 12, Carmen to,,,
advanced placement courses : a
Psychology, Calculus, and Span-
ish Language. She also obtaincJ
Microsoft Certification :
Microsoft Power Point while ; -
Queen's College. She has already
earned three A's in her BGCSE
exams and five other subject,
with passing grades.
During her graduation cer.
money, Carmen was awarded .
certificate of merit in Compult
Science, English Language. En.
lish Literature. History. Reigi:;..-
Education, Advanced Coiiiput-
ers and AP Spanish.
Her plan for September 2007 is
to attend the College of the
Bahamas and studv Art.
According to Carmen. it is

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important to have a great educa-
tion because we are competing in
a global society in which you have
to be at the same high standard
with everyone around the world.
With a great education you are
able to achieve anything.
"Queen's College helped me
to grow as an individual, to always
accept the challenges placed
before me, never to give up and
always to work hard, remember-
ing our graduation theme "No
mission is impossible".

Carlton Smith
Born on the third of August,
1990, Carlton smith is a 16-year-
old honour roll senior at C I Gib-
son Senior High School. His top
three secondary level institutions
of choice are the College of the
Bahamas, Bethune Cookman and
the Devry University. His major
career loves are computers and
marine biology and he is torn
between computer programming
and marine biology as work fields.
He is a part of the Maritime
Cadets, Junior Achievers and the
Science club. Carlton also serves
as Deputy Head Boy. His hob-
bies are playing the piano and
surfing the Internet.

Caroline Hale
Caroline Hale, daughter of
Barbara and Kevin Carroll, grad-
uated from the Masters School,
a private college preparatory
school in Westchester New York
on June 9, 2007.
She spent just under two years
at the school and quickly got
She was elected vice president
of the community service society,
as well as being appointed proctor
in her dormitory.
Caroline took a rigorous class
schedule; including Spanish and
Mandarin as well as advanced
Mathematics and Chemistry
along with Advanced Placement
European History and English
Literature, in which she attained
top scores. She also took the SAT
examination and achieved a score
of 1300.
Caroline is now headed for
Binghamton University, State
University of New York. She
intends to earn an interdiscipli-



nary degree in Politics, Philoso-
phy and Law. With this degree
she hopes to attend law school
after a brief stint in the Peace
Corps. After this she is consider-
ing a career in International Envi-
ronmental Law.

Caryn Saluant
Seventeen year old Caryn Salu-
ant is out of high school and
headed onto the college scene.
An honour roll student of St
Annes High School, she plans on
going abroad to Hartwick Uni-
versity to major in Accounting
and minor in French. Caryn has
completed the French and Math-
ematics BGCSE exams. She is an
active member of the Interact
Club, the Rangers, the French
Club, Student Christian Move-
ment and the Soccer team. Caryn
has been awarded the Student of
the Month award and the Most
Improved Student.
As hobbies she likes to read,
study, listen to music and watch
television. She has a particular
fondness for animals, enjoys
sports and kicking back with
friends. Her plan is simple, "I plan
to pursue my dreams, become
successful, accomplish all that 1
want to be and set an example
for others to follow." What some



would call a tall order, Caryn sees
as just one of tile many aspects
in her life where she plans to

Cassie Meadows
Cassie Meadows is 17 and
preparing herself for her life out
side of C I Gibson Senior I ligh
School. During her years there
she has made the honour roll,
completed five BJC exams and
earned certificates in computer
and English Language. She is
also a member of Junior Achiev-
ers (JA), the International Asso-
ciation of Administrative Profes-
sionals (IAAP), her church band,
choir and also the school's Art
club. Cassic plans on attending
the College of the Bahamas after
she graduates although she has
yet to decide on a major. Cassic
has shown excellence in her high
school life and will undoubtedly
continue along the same tack
throughout her college yeains. Shei
is hardworking and displays .
strong desire to succeed in c\ ci
thing she puts her minild to.

Gine Major
At seventeen Gine has mapped
out a plan that will carry helici
throughout the rest of her life.
An alumni of Doris Johnson I ligh



School, Ginc is bidding her time
well in preparation for her future.
She is an honour roll student with
various merit awards. After grad-
uttion she plans on attending the
( 'olleg of the Bahamas as a part
time student. She intends on get-
ting a job and working to pay for
tuition abroad. She wants to
become a dermatologist and has
chosen Boca Raton Academy of
Beauty in Florida to continue her
major. Young Ms Major is a peer
tutor in all subjects and a member
of the Yearbook Club. Gine
belie\cs the purpose of life is a
lilte of purpose: never give up on
dreams .and always put God first.

Glenville Mackey Jr
A 20017 graduate of Mt Carmel
Pr epatatoiy Academy., Glenville
is the son of proud parents
Glcn\ille Mackey Sr and Angela
Clarke. I Ic has been accepted to
NMissouri Baptist University on a
loi \Ca.I basketball scholarship
nd w"\ill be studying Music and

(rahami llardt
Graham Hlardl. son to proud
p1,i cnts Sasha and Brent Hardt, is
one of the graduating seniors and
I l Programmne students of St
.\ndic\s High School. He has



been accepted to Yale University
and will major in Religious Stud-
ies and Biomedical Engineering
as he aspires to become a physi-
cian or medical researcher. He
has taken the AP Art History and
AP Italian exams and scored 5
and 4 respectively. He also has a
National Merit Scholarship
Recognition, is a part of the
National Honor Society and a
Hammond Essay Prize winner.
His extracurricular activities
include tennis, soccer, water
sports, community service and
golf. His hobbies are playing the
guitar, sudoku, writing, reading
and listening to music. Graham
enjoys going to the beach, science
fiction and strawberries. He dis-
likes pineapples. Graham's per-
sonal motto is "Never give up.
Never, never give up."

Gwendolyn Smith
Sixteen year old Gwendolyn
Smith is a proud honour roll stu-
dent at Doris Johnson High
School. She plans to continue her
education at the College of the
Bahamas where she will major in
education. Thanks to the dedica-
tion of her Economics teacher
Gwendolyn now aspires to teach
in one of the Junior High Schools
in the Bahamas.



In terms of her academics,
Gwendolyn has received numer-
ous subject awards, is an active
member of the Maritime Club,
Teacher's Cadet and peer tutor-
ing programmes. Gwendolyn
enjoys cooking and sewing but
dislikes mathematics and history.
She is one of the bright and hard-
working youths the Bahamas has
to offer and will without a doubt
succeed in everything she puts
her mind to.

lan Martin
Ian Martin is one of the IB Pro-
gramme students and graduating
seniors of St Andrews High
School. He plans on going abroad
to the University of British
Columbia (UBC) to pursue a
career in Marine Biology. He
chose UBC because he loves the
location and the school's envi-
ronmental consciousness. Ian has
successfully completed ten
BGCSE exams. As hobbies he
enjoys climbing trees, swimming
and reading. He likes the ocean,
listening to music and tofu. He
dislikes perfume. seagulls and
wearing ties. Ian's motto is "Live,
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Inga Forbes
Sixteen year old Inga, daughter
of proud parents Marilyn Forbes
and Bovcell Moxev is a five term
honour roll student at C V
Bethel. After graduation she has
no interest in going abroad to
school and plans on attending the
College of the Bahamas. Inspired
bv her mother, Inga plans on
majoring in Accounting.
Thus far she has completed two
BGCSE exams which are Mathe-
matics and Religious Knowledge.
She is a member of Junior
Investors, the Spanish Club and
the Handbell Club. Among the
many awards and recognition
received are her standing on the
Principal's List and various sub-
ject awards.
Inga loves having a good time
and her hobbies are chatting oni
the Internet, phone and laughing.
She dislikes dishonesty, arrogance
and invasion of her personal
space. As an aspiring Christian
she lives by putting God first and
advises everyone she meets to do
the same.

Jade Pratt
Jade Pratt is one of the gradu-
ating seniors and IB Programme
students at St Andrews. At 18 she
is preparing to go abroad to pur-
sue studies that will ultimately
lead to a career as a Chemical
Engineer. Her university of pref-
erence is Ithaca College because
Af the favourable atmosphere and
communityy spirit. Her intended
major is Chemistry. She has com-
pleted seven BJC exams including
Mathematics, Religious Studies,
Home Economics and English
Language. She has also taken ten
BGCSE exams; Chemistry,
Physics, Biology. Combined Sci-
ence, Food Science. Economics,
Spanish, Mathematics, English
language and Literature.
Other awards received was the
position of Head Girl, position of
Student Council president and
Most Distinguished Achiever. For
her extracurricular activities Jade
is a member of Junior Achieve-
ment, GGYA and the Student
Council. Some of Jade's hobbies
are reading, singing and dancing.
She likes being a leader, learning
and caring. Jade dislikes igno-


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rance, disrespect and dishonesty.
Her personal motto is "Colinmitl
thlv works to God and all they
thoughts shall be established".

James Bellozier
'Thrilled at finally being able to
take on the title of high school
graduate, James Bellozier is ready
to make a name for himself. At I0
he is one of the accomplished
honour Ioll students at C R Walk-
er High School. James is current-
ly considering two universities to
continue his education, the Col-
lege of the Bahamas and Saint
Leo's University. Decidedly torn.
he feels that the experiences he
will gain by going abroad would
be invaluable: while on the other
hand he savours the time spent
home. His goal is to achieve his
Masters degree, though a chosen
field has vet to be decided on.
A jack of many trades, James is
a part of the debate team, vice
president of the Business Club, a
member of his school choir and
lie plays the saxophone and per-
cussion in the school hand. A
devoted worker, James firmly
believes that hard work and per-
severance pays and it pays well.
His impressive scholastic record
attest to his beliefs and whenI
asked what moti\ales him to be

such an achiever he proudly stat-
ed that "Whatever it is you do,
once you apply mental focus, it
is achievable."
With such ardor to realize his
goals there is no doubt that young
Mr Bello/icr will he among the
0morte renCowvnd members of this

Jainic Adderley
With a bright future ahead of
her, Jamie, the daughter of proud
parents Hansel and Marilyn
Adderlev, will head to Success
Training College in the Fall on a
two year scholarship, where she
will studv Business and Comput-
er Studies. In part credited for
her success to date, Jamie is a
2007 graduate of Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy.

Jasmine Coakley
Headed into grade six at
Kingsway Academy this Fall, Jas-
mine, the daughter of proud par-
ents Felix and Tracy Coakley,
leaves grade live with an out-
standing academic record. First
on her list of achievements is a
3.711 GCPA, her student leader-
ship position as a Prefect and
some 38 merits to her credit.
Amiiiong the special subject awards
given to her at the end of the



school year were Music, Art, Eng-
lish Language, Health Science,
Bible Studies, Reading, Spelling,
Computer Studies, Physical Edu-
cation, Language Arts, Spanish
and a Prefect award. Jasmine also
captured trophies in Music, Lan-
guage and Art.
Along with her parents, send-
ing Jasmine good wvishcs and con-
gratulations on her success are
her grandmothers, Evelyn
Thompson and Ursula Coakley;
her grandfather Paul Thompson,
her uncles Paul O'Brian Thomp-
son and Rodney Wooten: her
aunt Judi Wooten: her brothers
Anthony, Justin and Adrian, her
cousins and a host of relatives and
friends. "Continue the good work.
We love."



Jodi' Ann Lodge
Jodi" Ann is the 18 year old
daughter of Zangena Munroc and
Joseph Lodge. After graduation
she hopes to go abroad to either
Oxlord or Ihe University of the
West Indies to pursue a degree
in medicine; specifically neurolo-
gy. As an honour roll student at C
R Walker, hard work and dili-
gence are no strangers to young
Ms Munroe. She is the president
of the Gable Club. an active
member of the Modern Lan-
guages Club, Science Club,
Debate team and School Choir.
Aside from this she is a member
of the Maiden's Club where she's
honed her skills as a modest and
proper young lady. Ms Lodge car-
ries herself with an aplomb and

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fondness of the sciences it is obvi-
ous that she would choose medi-
cine as a career. It is Jodi' Ann's
belief that success is not obtained
through luck or chance, but
through God, hard work, perse-
verance and a strong will. With
morale like that Ms Lodge can't

Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson is one of the grad-
uating seniors at CV Bethel. At
16, he is listed on the honour roll
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lege of the Bahamas. He has tak-
en the Mathematics, English Lan-
ruace, Biology, Technical Draw-
ing and Religious Knowledge
BiGC'SE exams and has won
numerous subject awards. He
plans on majoring in architecture
at a technical institute. He is an
avid member of the Governor
General Youth Award pro-
gramme and TCCP Cadets. As a
hobby, Joel enjoys wood turning
and making furniture. He is fond
of art. Subway and music and as a
Christian, he encourages all to
I'rust in God."
Juliana Rolle
The last of her high school
\ears are finally at hand, but
instead of angst or trepidation
Juliana Rolle is ready and able
to meet new challenges head on.
At 17-vears-old she is a honour
roll senior at Doris Johnson.
After graduation she will attend a
prestigious college in Canada.
Her intended major is Marine
Engineering. She is a part of the
Maritime Cadets and loves work-
ing on boats and learning all she
can about Marine Engineering.
She is also a member of the
school choir. She has numerous
subject awards and merits in
Craft. She also enjoys working on
the computer. Juliana has adopt-
ed an acronym that she feels best
describes the type of individual
she is: J-Joyous, U-Understand-
i.. L- Lovable, I-Intelligent and
1 -Enthusiastic.
Joshua Hall
Seventeen year old Joshua Hall
is taking everything in stride as
he leaves behind high school and
prepares himself to enter college.
lie is an honour roll student and
Prefect at C I Gibson Senior High
School with subject awards in
Physical Education and Basket-
ball. Joshua is also a member of
the Student Credit Union and
Student Council. After gradua-
tion he plans on enrolling at the
University of Devry or the
Bahamas Baptist Community
College where he would double
major in Criminal. Justice and
Business Administration. Joshua
ihas completed four BJC exams
, which include Mathematics, Eng-





lish language, Social Studies and
Religious Knowledge. Joshua
plans on dominating the business
world and making a name for
Kai Chaplin
Kai Chaplin is the 18-'year-old
daughter of Sheila and Ken
Chaplin. He is a member of the
IB Programme and a gniduating
senior of St Andrews High
School. Kai plans on attending
the University of British Colum-
bia to major in Commerce and
also because of the "awesome
snow boarding". He desires to
become an entrepreneur. Kai has
taken five BGCSE exams and
scored straight A grades. He is
one of the school's Prefects, the
Water Polo team captain and the
Bahamian representative at the
Volvo ISAF Youth Sailing World
Championships. As extracurric-
ular activities Kai enjoys sailing,
water polo and coaches swim-
ming. His hobbies are surfing,
spearing, waterboarding and sail-
ing. He also likes to play the gui-
tar and boating. Kai's motto is
"Life sucks when you're dead".
Katarine Rolle
Eighteen year old Katarine.
daughter of proud parents Allison



Butler and Julian Rolle, is one of
the graduating honour roll seniors
at Charles W Saunders High
School. After graduation she
plans on attending the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Insti-
tute (BTV1) to pursue a career
in Cosmetology (Hair, nails and
makeup application). She is also a
member of her Church choir and
youth meetings. Katarine enjoys
singing, cooking and crocheting
as hobbies and frowns on people
taking advantage of each other.
Katarine plans one day to be a
fashion designer and have her
very own restaurant and spa.
Kathonia Bain
Kathonia is seventeen, on the
honour roll and working dili-
gently in her last year at C" I (iib-
son Senioi litgh School. She is aI
member of u.1 nior Achic\ ers (J A)
under (Comnmonw calth Bantik, and
has won the Cosmetology award
for Perfect Attendance at a sem-
inar. She has completed three
BJC exams including English lan-
guage, Mathematics and Social
Studies and sat a number of
BGCSE exams. She is presently
preparing for college life abroad
and is looking at Bethune Cook-
man College. though shihastysat
to determine which major she will




pursue. Among the many skills
that Kathonia boasts of are styling
hair, typing and filing.
Kayraiina Seymour
Kavrannali is a 16-vear-old hon-
our ioll senior at C I Gibson
Senior High School. She has been
awarded a Certificate in Conm-
merce, a Prefect award and Out-
standing Student in Computer
award. She serves as president of
the International Association of
Administrative Professionals
(IAAP) and Treasurer of C I
Gibson's Student Cooperative
Credit Union. Kayranna plans on
enrolling-in either Kennesaw
State University, Devry Univer-
sity or Berkeley College in New
York. Her intended major is
Banking and Finance along with a
foreign language and she wishes
to work in an Investment Bank.
She is skilled in Microsoft Word.
Spreadsheet and Powerpoint.
Kayranna has completed six
BJC exams which include Eng-
lish language, Mathematics, Gen-
eral and Health Sciences, Reli-
gious Studies and Social Studies.
Kayranna's hobbies are singing.
reading, shopping, dancing, chat-
ting and meeting new people.
Kavranna has groomed herself to
be one of the best and she will



no doubt dominate the banking
Kendera Johnson
A 2007 graduate of Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy. Kendera,
the daughter of proud parents
King and Keva Johnson, is set to
blaze a fiery trail of success as
she blasts off to Missouri Baptist
University on a four year cheer-
leading scholarship later this Fall.
Kendera will be studying
Kenneth Rolle Jr
Setting an example for other
young men to follow, Kenneth,
the son of proud parents Kenneth
Sr and Melvern Rolle. is not only
a 2007 graduate of Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy, but he is
also heading to Missouri Baptist
University on a four year volley-
ball scholarship later this Fall.
Kenneth will be studying Biology.
Ketia Atilus
Ketia is one of the graduating
honour roll students of C I Gib-
son Senior High School. She is a
member of the Student Council
and track and field team. After
graduation she plans on attending
AIU Fashion and Design school
in New York as she aspires to be



a renowned fashion designer. Her
scholastic record boasts of six
BJC exams and the French
BGCSE exam. She is also a Pre-
fect and an independent young
lady who goes after everything
she wants with unrelenting fer-
vor. "I am hardworking. Every
time I make money I put some
on my saving accounts so that I
would help myself get to college,"
young Ketia said. She is dedicat-
ed and focused on reaching her
goals. With such dedication she
will not only reach her dreams
but inspire others to strive
towards theirs.
Ketty Atilus
Ketty is a 17-year-old graduat-
ing senior of C I Gibson Senior
High School. She plans to attend
Florida Memorial University after
graduation. Ketty aspires to be a
Real Estate Agent. She is an hon-
our roll student and a member of
both the Student Council and
school track and field team. Ket-
ty has taken five BJC exams that
include Mathematics, English lan-
guage, Home Economics, Reli-
gious Knowledge and Social Stud-
ies. Among her many awards was

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a Prefect award in Junior School.
Kettv considers herself a young
lady with many goals. "I am an
independent young lady who has
a lot to do in one lifetime. Before
I die, I would like to invent one of
the greatest inventions ever."
With a personal mission like that
Ketty will set milestones and
place the Bahamas on par with
some of the greatest scientific
minds worldwide.

Krysti Campbell
Krysti is one of the graduating
seniors and IB Programme stu-
dents of St Andrews High School.
Parents Nicole and Peter Camp-
bell support their daughter's deci-
sion to go abroad and study at
Dalhousie University. Krysti
desired a change in atmosphere
and felt that Dalhousie would be
the ideal institution to achieve
that. She will major in Biology
and hopes to go on to become an
accomplished dentist. S
he has successfully completed
three BJC exams with two A's
and one B grade. She has also
completed ten BGCSE exams
with four A's and six B's. She has
received various awards includ-
ing the GYLC Participant award,
GGYA bronze medal and the
Geography subject prize.
As extracurricular activities
Krysti enjoys playing volleyball
and coaching for Swim America.
Her hobbies are reading, chatting
on MSN and working with Face-
book. Krysti likes cooking, the
colours blue and lime green, as
well as singing. She dislikes mean
people, dilly and being idle. Her
motto is, "Live, laugh and love".

Lacoda Shakira Evans
Seventeen-year-old Lacoda
Shakira Evans, the daughter of
Zipha Lamb and Morey Evans,
is one of the top graduating
seniors of
St Augustine's College. Her
outstanding academic career is
marked by excellent achieve-
ments in the Bahamas Junior Cer-
tificate Examinations with Laco-
da obtaining six: Mathematics
(A), English (B), Health Science
(A), General Science (A), Social
Science (A), and Art and Craft
She is expected to do equally as
well in her Bahamas General Cer-
tificate of Secondary Education
(BGCSE) examinations, having
sat six exams earlier this year:
Mathematics (extended), English,
English Literature, Accounting,
Spanish and Economics.
This fall, Lacoda is expected to
attend the College of the
Bahamas where she will pursue a
Bachelor of Arts degree in busi-
ness. She has her sights set on
becoming a certified public
accountant (CPA) a goal that
her parents, family and friends
are certain that she will accom-
plish based on the hard work that
she has already put into her aca-



demic career.
Among her
Lacoda was nominated for most
distinguished achiever in Junior
Achievement, she was a finalist
in Junior Achievement's Most
Distinguished Officer, and a for-
mer vice president of Finance in
PANIC. She was the recipient of
the Most Outstanding student
award for academic achievement
in the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas Subject awards at St
Augustine's College for mathe-
matics, commerce, economics,
Spanish, soccer, computers, reli-
gious knowledge, biology, chem-
istry, and accounts.
Included among her successes,
Lacoda's Culture of Excellence
essay won her a place in the writ-
ing competition finals financed
by the Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board. She was also a nom-
inee for the Ministry of Tourism's
award for Junior Minister of
Tourism and early in her career
she graduated first in Saint Bede's
Primary School and was the recip-
ient of the Most Academic award
by Christ's Temple Pentecostal
This outstanding scholar is a
participant in the Colina Youth
Investment Programme, a mem-
ber of her church's Youth Group
and she was an escort for the
Gentleman's Club Ball. She is
also a member of St Augustine's
College Soccer team, a member
of the school's Student Council
and she was a mathematics men-
tor in the St Augustine's College
Mathematics Club.

Lakeisha Moncur
Young Ms Moncur, the
2006/2007 Head Girl at Doris
Johnson, thoroughly enjoyed her
final weeks as a senior. She is only
16, but already knows exactly
what she wants to do and how
she plans on achieving it. Upon
graduation she will attend the
College of the Bahamas. She



plans on studying Biochemistry
and then branching into Pharma-
ceutical studies. She is a member
of the Principal's List, Science
Club president, Student Leader-
ship programme, Future Teachers
Bahamas programme and grad-
uation committee. She has
numerous awards including
Chemistry, Physics and Language
and won the Inter-science High
School Competition. With
impressive accomplishments like
that under her belt young Ms
Moncur will no doubt be a pow-
erhouse in her field. Among her
many hobbies are baking, reading
and music. She is considered one
of the most intelligent and con-
siderate individuals in her school
and will surely make her mark in
the Bahamas.

Laketra Rolle
Laketra is an honour roll stu-
dent at C I Gibson Senior High
School. After graduation she
plans on enrolling at the College
of the Bahamas where she will
major in French as she aspires to
become a French translator. She
also aspires to learn Spanish, Cre-
ole and sign language. On her
extensive list of accov lishments
are awards for Most utstandWin
in French, a Prefect a'"'nd"a a
Certificate in Mathematics. Lake-
tra has completed four BJC
exams that include Home Eco-
nomics, Social Studies, Religious
Knowledge and English language.
She has also completed the
French BGCSE exam.
Laketra is also vice president of
the International Association of
Administrative Professionals
(IAAP), a former member of
Junior Achievement (JA), and a
member of the Student Coopera-
tive Credit Union. She is also a
former member of the Foreign
Language Cadet Programme and
boasts of impressive computer
and filing skills. Her accomplish-
ments are not only extensive but
impressive as well and will only

guarantee her spot as one of the
most renowned educators in the

La Manda Rahming
La Manda Rahming is one of
the senior IB Programme student
graduates of St Andrews High
School. She plans on going
abroad to King University Col-
lege to major in Law. La Manda
aspires to become a renowned
lawyer. She has successfully com-
pleted eight BGCSE exams; Eng-
lish Language, History, Spanish,
Art, Mathematics, Literature, and
Economics. As extracurricular
activities she attends her church
and dances. ,Her hobbies are
reading, dancing, playing sports
and listening to music. She likes
reading but dislikes mathematics.
La Manda's motto is, "Continue
to try' vour best".
Latoya Moncur
Sixteen year old Latoya Mon-
cur is a very accomplished alum-
ni of Doris Johnson High School.
An honour roll student, she has
awards in Chemistry, Literature,
History. Math, and is a member
of the Principal's List. Latoya is
also a part of the Science Club,
Peer Tutoring, Speech and
Debate as well as the graduation
committee. '' '
Latova wants to attend the Col-
lege of the Bahamas for two years
majoring in Biochemistry before
going abroad to the University of
the West Indies. Because of her
love of science and the human
body she desires to help keep
Bahamian children healthy.
Latoya enjoys cooking, listen-
ing to music and reading. As a
proud Bahamian she loves
Junkanoo and most native dishes.
In her own words Latoya wants to
encourage the youth of the coun-
try not to be influenced negativi-
ty. They must remember to strive
towards their dreams and realize
that the sky is not the limit. With
God always first in their lives



Latoya believes that there is noth-
ing the youth of today cannot

Lauren Gibson
Lauren Gibson is one of the
seniors at St Andrews High
School and one of the graduat-
ing IB Programme students. She
is the 18-year-old daughter of Dr
Walter and Sandra Gibson. Lau-
ren plans on going abroad to
study at McGill University, where
she will major in Neuroscience.
She feels that McGill's reputa-
tion is good and that the city is
nice. She has successfully com-
pleted ten BGCSE exams and is
one of the prefects at St Andrews.
Her extracurricular activities
include Interact Club, Swim
America and Yearbook and her
hobby is sleeping.
Lauren Pinder
Lauren Pinder is an 18 year old
senior of St Andrews High School
and daughter to proud parents
Melanie Bethel and Cliff Pinder.
After graduation Lauren plans
on attending Lynn University to
pursue a career in Elementary
Education. She feels that the uni-
versity's education programme is
good, it's close to home, has a
large international student popu-
lation, and both her mother and
uncle are alumni. She is a part of
the IB Programme and among
her many accomplishments she
has completed the Art, English
Language, Spanish, History, Eco-
nomics and Chemistry BGCSE
exams. She horseback rides.
paints and draws in her spare time
and loves the beach, music and
being with her friends. She dis-
likes stuck up people, cold weath-
er and mayonnaise. As a person-
al motto Lauren believes that you
should, "Be yourself because peo-
ple who mind don't matter and
people that matter don't mind."

Lazell Strachan
Seventeen and well on her way


to a successful future, Lazell took
on her last year at Doris Johnson
High School with tremendous
strides. An accomplished student
she is on the honour roll, a mem-
ber of the MIS Club and Drama
Club. Lazell received an award
for perfect attendance, has earned
numerous merits and is a model
at Vision. After graduation she
plans on attending the College of
the Bahamas. After completion
she will transfer to Florida
Memorial University to major in
Business, Banking and Finance.
She hopes in the future to
become an entrepreneur. Among
her many hobbies Lazell likes to
dance, sing and cook. She is a
very confident individual and
knows that she is capable of any
task that has been set for her. She
believes in going after what she
wants and encourages people to
never quit and always stay
focused on their goals.

Lenross Best
The son of proud mother
Roslyn Best. Lenross is a 2007
graduate from Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy. He has
been accepted to Success Training
College on a two year scholar-
ship. Lenross will be studying

Lindsay Parker
The daughter,of proud parents
Felicity Johnson and Cedric Park-
er, Lindsay graduated from
Queen's College in June, 2007
with a cumulative grade point
average of 3.74. As a member of
the school's accelerated and
advanced programme, Lindsay
has earned several national and
international examination pass-
Her examination achievements
include six BJCs with three A's
and three B's and seven BGC-
SEs with four A's, two B's and a

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Amanda attends the Global

Young Leaders Conference



Thanks to the generous donations received
from a number of sponsors, I was able to
attend the Global Young Leaders Confer-
ence (GYLC) this summer. The confer-
ence commenced in early June and took place over a
period of approximately two weeks.
I got the opportunity to explore the wonderful
states of New York and Washington DC, all the
while gaining confidence and exposure and a greater
perspective of the world as a global leader.
Our first destination was Washington. Here, we
met as a whole, about 360 of us in total, in one of the
ballrooms of the-Sheraton Hotel. It was nerve rack-
ing at first and I felt my knees buckle as I entered
the room. People from all different parts of the
world were gathered there.
One of the aims of the conference was to simulate,
as closely as possible, the life and work of a global
leader. The large group was split up into smaller
ones and each was given a country to represent. 1 got
placed with the Japan group and our goal was to
represent the interests of Japan in the upcoming sim-
ulations and to protect Japan's interests in the final
simulation the Global Summit, in which a United
Nations debate was acted out.
Sightseeing was terrific in Washington. I had the
opportunity to explore the Franklin D Roosevelt
Memorial with it's terrific quotes, the Thomas Jef-
ferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the magnif-
icent White House well at least the front door any-
way the graphic Holocaust Museum as well as
many other eccentric places like Georgetown and
Dupont circle in which I had the opportunity to
enjoy lunch.

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* BAHAMIAN student Amanda Conyers (far left) and a
group of fellow students who attended the Global Young
Leaders Conference this summer in Washington DC
and New York stand in front of United Nations building.

During the "Embassy Exploration" I got to see
diplomacy at work at the Zambia Embassy and the
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
Sightseeing in New York was equally exciting. We
got to tour the United Nations building. I took a bite
out of the big apple while visiting the Empire State
Building, the Museum of Modern Art and Ellis
Island, where you can get a great view. of the Statue
of Liberty. We dined at Times Square and Philadel-
phia's Historic District as well as China Town and
Little Italy. I also got to enjoy a Broadway musical.
When we weren't being overexcited tourists, we
were working hard in our country and commission
groups coming up with plans and proposals that we
thought should pass at the Global Summit. The busi-
ness attire allowed us to really get into character. We
had to go head to head with other groups and
endure the fatal veto power, which allows that if one
of the "big five" countries (US, UK, Russia, China,
France) does not vote, the entire proposal does not
The China group was famous for exploiting this
power. We also had to try to come to agreements
with both the developed and less developed coun-
tries while at the same time trying to protect our
country's interest as best as possible. This was not a
simple task.
The conference allowed myself, as well as the rest
of the scholars there, to gain multicultural exposure
as well as the confidence to face any obstacle. I left
there with new insight about the world and the
courage, strength and drive to make a change; to
believe that I can make a difference.
...Oh yeah, and the magnificent boat cruise on the
last day was a beautiful way to end such an exciting

Andrew attends summit on medicine at John Hopkins University

The People to People Future
Leaders Summit on medicine,
held on the grounds of Johns
Hopkins University in June,
was unanticipated and copiously excel-
lent! Words are inadequate to describe
- the overwhelming gladness I feel for expe-
riencing such a programme. This has tru-

ly been by far the most exhilarating and
fulfilling experience to date, as we lived on
a renowned college campus, advanced
our knowledge within the area of interest,
enhanced our college resumes and honed
life-long skills.
The People to People Future Leaders
Summit on medicine brought together
student leaders from around the globe to
focus on leadership, team building, com-

munity service, college admissions, and
of course gave insight into the healthcare
system and related professional aspira-
We worked on an action plan to make
a difference in our communities, devel-
oped skills to help us lead tomorrow's
world, and built our cre '(.m6s, all
while earning acadent L .Through
workshops, presentations, excursions and

discussions, student leaders attained a
clear advantage as we pursued our select-
ed fields of interest.
The coordinators of the programme
asked the student leaders to describe the
programme in three words; I enthusiasti-
cally described the experience as organ-
ised, optimistic and outstanding! I would
strongly encourage any and every elite
student who has been invited to attend!

A future



ZACHARY Lyons, an incum-
bent grade 12 student at Queen's
College, was one of over 350 stu-
dents who attended the Global
Young Leaders Conference held
in Washington DC and New
York this past July.
Representing the United
States, he was privileged to expe-
rience simulations of United
Nations committees. In what can
only be described as truly surreal,
he visited world-renowned land-
marks such as the Lincoln Memo-
rial, the World Bank, and the
United Nations headquarters in
New York City. The conference
was enriching in many other ways
as well, however.
Zachary met people from all
over the world, mingling with stu-
dents from almost 60 different
countries, and six continents. He
learned about cultures he would
have never before dreamed of,
but he also learned a lot about
himself and his own country. For
as they say, you can never know
your own culture until you leave
This fortunate QC student
heard from many unique and
interesting speakers, visited
unimaginable places, enriched
both his academic and social per-
spectives, and met some truly life-
long friends. As he says, he would
recommend the programme to
"anyone, anytime, anywhere".

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