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Tribune Staff Reporter
THE brutal attempted mur-
der of a woman which has
left her with a broken pelvis,
ruptured bladder and internal
bleeding has led senior offi-
cers to intervene in a case her
family believes has been mis-
handled by police.
The incident occurred on
Monday at around 9am, but
was only made public Thurs-
day on ZN4 TV's nightly news
Natasha Pratt, 32, was
almost killed in a brazen pub-
lic attack on Lincoln Boule-
vard in the Englerston area,
allegedly by someone affiliat-
ed with the police, either as a
district constable or urban
renewal officer.
According to the mother of
the injured woman, Evelyn
Hinsey, the assault occurred
in the presence of her grand-
Ms Pratt, her mother said,
'was pulled out of her car by
the neck after being followed
by the assailant from her
"He struck her down in the

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham's Caribbean cruise
yesterday continued on its
route without any distur-
bance from the powerful
Hurricane Dean.
As the storm ploughed,
through, the eastern
Caribbean at 125mph on a
direct course for Jamaica
and the Yucatan Peninsula,
the prime minister sailing
on a cruise with his wife
Dolores was safely en
route to Fort Lauderdale.
According to Mr Ingra-
ham's aide, the prime minis-
ter's cruise was experienc-
ing perfect weather and is
expected to make port in
Florida today.

road and practically must have
knocked her out," Ms Hinsey
The anguished mother,
who was moved to tears dur-
ing a press conference at the
Central Detective Unit, said
the assailant choked her
daughter until her tongue
turned black.
The man then kicked her
repeatedly, Ms Hinsey said,
so that the mother of four now
has several broken ribs along
with other injuries.
The man then allegedly
entered the woman's car and
hit and dragged her some 800
feet under the vehicle.
The long dragging tore off
all Ms Pratt's clothes, leaving
her bleeding and naked in the
road in front of shocked work-
ers at a nearby tyre repair
"Everybody was saying she
was dead. It was only God
that kept her alive," her moth-
er said.
These eyewitnesses report-
edly prevented the man from
running over Ms Pratt a sec-
ond time.
Senior Assistant Commis-
sioner Ellison Greenslade,
who was at the press confer-
ence with CDU chief Glen
Miller and other senior detec-
tives, said he heard of the
assault for the first time while
watching the news Thursday
SEE page 10

Teen in court

in connection

with murder
A 17-YEAR-OLD youth
was arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday charged in
connection with the murder
of a Farrington Road man.
The teen was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez at Court One
in Bank Lane.
It is alleged that on Thurs-
day, July 12, the accused
caused the death of Elima Suf-
Suffrant, the country's 44th
murder victim of the year, was
reportedly stabbed to death
in the Meadow Street area.
The juvenile charged with
Suffrant's murder was not
required to plead.
The case was adjourned to
September 21 and transferred
to the juvenile court, where a
date is expected to be fixed
for a preliminary inquiry.
The juvenile was remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison.

* FIREMEN on the scene at the Marley Resort and Spa yesterday.

FIREMEN were called to the famous Marley Resort
and Spa yesterday after flames erupted from the hotel's
top floor.
Although the fire was put out quickly, the resort suffered
heavy structural damage.
Police press liaison officer Asst Supt Walter Evans said
an emergency call from the West Bay Street resort was

made shortly before noon.
By 12.15pm, three fire units had arrived on the scene to
fight the blaze. No injuries were reported.
The resort, near Westridge, was the former home of
Reggae legend Bob Marley's family.
The hotel's decor was designed to embody the life, legend
and inspiration of the Marley family.

Diverted cruise ships could each bring

at least 14,000 visitors to Nassau

Closure of straw market rescheduled i
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Tribune Staff Reporter
SEVEN extra cruise ships bringing at
least 14,000 and potentially more than
20,000 visitors are due to arrive in Nas-
sau next week after being diverted from
the southern Caribbean as a result of
Hurricane Dean.
The anticipated calls have had the
knock-on effect of causing the govern-
ment to reschedule the planned closure
of the straw market for cleaning and
repairs, a move that has been warmly
received by vendors, who were previ-
ously told that Ihe market would be shut
down from this Sunday until the follow-
ing Thursday.
Health minister Dr Hubert Minnis
announced the postponement to ven-
dors yesterday outside the straw mar-
ket, as a strong breeze whipped around

the downtown area.
Dr Minnis, whose ministry had been
overseeing a programme to rid the straw
market of rats, told vendors that the
surge in visitors presents a great oppor-
tunity for them to increase their rev-
"I don't know how long the ships
would be diverted here but as long as
they are I will keep you open so that
you can make as much money as possi-
ble," he said.
IHe noted that some of the southern
Caribbean destinations which would
normally feature in the ships' itineraries
may sustain some damage as a result of
the bad weather, potentially prolonging
the calls.
Director General of Tourism, Vernice
Walking, described the re-routing as an
"unexpected windfall" coming out of
SEE page 10




Senior officers intervene

after family claims the

situation was mishandled

* HEALTH Minister
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Wisdom yet to decide

on his political future

Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER Minister of
Youth, Sports, and Housing
Neville Wisdom said yesterday
that he has yet to decide
whether he will retire from
front-line politics following the
PLP's defeat at the polls on
May 2.
Mr Wisdom lost his Killar-
ney seat to FNM Dr Hubert

Minnis who is currently the
minister of health under the
new government.
Dr Minnis defeated Mr Wis-
dom by gaining almost 54 per
cent of the 3,839 vote cast in
the constituency.
As a guest on Real Talk Live
on More94 FM yesterday, Mr
Wisdom confronted the issue
of his political future and
answered a number of ques-
tions from the talk show's host
Jeffrey Lloyd.

"I believe Jeff," Mr Wisdom
began, "that I have a responsi-
bility for the safety and the
security and the continuity of
my party. I will do whatever I
need to do in the best interest
of the party.
"So at this time I am unable
to define what that is. I have
said to the leader (Perry
Christie), that I am available to
serve in whatever capacity, in
the best interest of the party
and the Bahamian people," he
Mr Wisdom, along with some
of his colleagues such as Shane
Gibson, Vincent Peet, Keod
Smith, and Kenyatta Gibson
have been blamed by political
pundits for not only "embar-
rassing" the PLP government,
but causing the party immea-
surable damage in the lead up
to a general election.
The scandals surrounding
these MPs were major talking
points for FNM candidates who
campaigned on the slogan "A
Matter of Trust" highlighting
the need for renewed trust in
the wake of scandal after scan-
dal being revealed.
Mr Wisdom's last few years
in office as minister of youth,
sports, and housing were some
of his more controversial, as
allegations of corruption at the
Ministry of Housing spread like
Repeated calls for the dis-
closure of public information
in the summer of 2006, on the
construction of government
"low cost" homes were ignored.
Finally Mr Wisdom, who was
never implicated in the allega-
tions himself, agreed to allow
for a police investigation into
the activities of the ministry.



FORMER Minister of
Youth, Sports, and Housing
Neville Wisdom

Since then, no report has
been made public of the find-
ings of that investigation which
police report is still ongoing.
Mr Wisdom's career also
took another blow in October
of 2006 after he inadvertently
called The Tribune to speak to
a reporter and failed to switch
off his telephone after the
newsroom's answering machine
picked up.
Mr Wisdom and permanent
secretary in the Ministry of
Housing Leila Greene contin-
ued to talk nbt only in dis-
paraging terms about the
reporter, but also about their
efforts to deny him access to
public information.
Needless to say, the public
commentary over this event
proved a blow both to, Mrr,Wji-.
dom's career, and to the PLP.



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Child protection activist

angry thactact has not

yet been made into law

CHILD protection activist Clever Duncombe says that he is
disappointed that the Family and Child Protection Act has not
yet been enacted into law.
The Family and Child Protection Act, 2006, which was passed
by the House of Assembly and the Senate in late November last
year, incorporates changes to the law such as harsher punish-
ments for those found guilty of child abuse.
Mr Duncombe, president of Bahamian Fathers for Children
Everywhere, told the Tribune yesterday said that he is angry and
disappointed that the act has not yet been made into law.
"My concern is still with the protection of our nation's chil-
dren. We ran a successful campaign and got the bill passed in
parliament in November last year. Now almost a year later
we still haven't gotten this enacted into law," Mr Duncombe

"The Family and Child Protection Act, 2006 was passed in
both houses and signed off by the governor general. Now we
have a bigger challenge because the minister has to determine
a fixed date when it will be enacted into law. As it stands now,
I don't see it being in the near future because what they are say-
ing is they don't have the resources to do it," Mr Duncombe
said. "The public needs to know what is needed to get this bill
"Every time I pick up the newspapers it seems that there is
some report of some despicable act being perpetrated on our
children," Mr Duncombe said.
Officials in the Ministry of Health a Social Development
told the Tribune yesterday that the legislation is presently
under review.
"We are in the process of reviewing the legislation as there are
a number of things that need to be put into place we have to
look at all the requirements," said Barbara Burrows, permanent
secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development
Mrs Burrows noted that these requirements include not only
resources but also systems and procedures.
"Some of them are in place but others need to be addressed,"
she said.





0 In brief

Chavez to meet
with Colombia's
Uribe to discuss
mediation effort
with rebels

* CARACAS, Venezuela
will meet with his Colombian
counterpart this month to dis-
cuss the Venezuelan leader's
offer to help mediate a human-
itarian exchange with Colombi-
a's largest rebel group, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Colombian Sen. Piedad Cor-
doba, who has received permis-
sion from Uribe to facilitate a
possible prisoner exchange with
the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC,
announced the meeting Friday
at a press conference in Caracas.
"We are going to dedicate
ourselves to achieve freedom
for the hostages," Cordoba said.
It was not immediately clear
exactly when or where the
meeting would take place.
The FARC holds hundreds
of hostages, including former
presidential candidate Ingrid
Betancouit and three U.S.
defense contractors, whom they
say they will free in exchange'
for the release of imprisoned
guerrillas and a temporary
demilitarized zone.
Cordoba, who met with
Chavez on Thursday, also told
reporters the Venezuelan leader
would meet on Monday with
the families of hostages held by
the FARC. She did not say who
he would meet or where.
She told the state-run Boli-
varian News Agency that
Betancourt's mother was among
the family members slated to
meet with Chavez.
Chavez said Thursday that he
would be involved in negotia-
tions only if Uribe's government
and rebel leaders were open to
the idea.
"If the Colombian govern-
ment sees holding a meeting
between the mediator and those
from the government and the
FARC in Venezuelan territory,
wherever, as convenient, if the
FARC thinks it is convenient,
we are willing to cooperate," he
said. "I've put myself at all of
Colombia's service." ; -:.

Retired Defence Force officers

demand answers over pensions

Tribune Staff Reporter
RETIRED Defence Force offi-
cers fear they are being cheated

Allegations that recent and soon-to-be retirees

are missing out on the long-awaited pay increases

out of their righttul pensions and retirees and soon-to-be retirees the salary increases which the
are demanding answers from th are missing out on the long-await- Defence Force received last July
government. ed pay increases which the were payable retroactively within
A 25-year Defence Force vet- Defence Force received last year. a certain time frame.
eran, former senior marine Patrick In an interview with The Tri- However, he said, the pay rais-
Maycock, alleged that recent bune, Mr Maycock explained that es were never added on to the

Bahamian student attends

leadership summit in US

M BERNARD COOPER (left) with some new friends at the People to People summit

BAHAMIAN student
Bernard Cooper has returned
from Los Angeles, California
where he attended the People
to People leadership summit
at UCLA campus.
Bernard, who is going into
the 12th grade at the Govern-
ment High School, joined
about 600 other students from
around the World.
"My group consisted of peo-
ple from the Cayman Islands,
South Africa, Texas, Indiana,

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Detroit and other US States,"
explained Bernard. "We visit-
ed many sites such as the
Ronald Regan Museum, the
Holly Wood Walk of Fame,
Santa Monica Pier, Universal
Studios and also Disneyland."
"While at the University of
California, Los Angeles, we
learned a little bit more about
each other and our cultures.
"We heard from reknowned
speakers, such as one of the
best comedians in the world
Josh Shipp, who told us not to
forget our dream and to go
after it. He also told us not be
average but to be above aver-
"We also heard from Aric
Bosstick, aka Mr Enthusiastic,
who taught us that if we can
see it in our mind, we can see it
in time."
The students also learned
about colleges and what they
look for in an incoming stu-
dent, and took part in commu-
nity service by packing food
for the homeless.
"The purpose of this pro-
gramme was for me to come
back home and complete an
action plan in my community,"
said Bernard. "My action plan
deals with a full day of semi-
nars for the students of GHS,
sharing with them what I have
learnt, which will help the stu-

dents of my school to find the
right moves for colleges, know
how to dream big and never
give up and also, this will
teach them that in everything
they do, to put Christ first."
"I learn so much from this
programme, it changes your
life. I enjoyed the fact of being
on a college campus and I am
also happy (about) all the peo-
ple I met. I thank everybody
that helped me in preparing
for this trip, it was truly a bless-
ing." Bernard said.

basic salary and continue to be
listed separately as retroactive pay
on the pay cheques.
Due to this payment method,
the former senior marine said, the
pay increases do not effect pen-
sions as they should. "We are
being mistreated in this case," he
The former marine said that he
was still in the service when the
pay raise took effect and it should
have been reflected in his pen-
Mr Maycock emphasised that
he and his fellow retirees are "not
looking for more than is due to
He said that he hopes this mat-
ter can be resolved soon under
the new government.
"We just need to know what is
happening, especially those of us
who have given 25 years service to

our country," he said.
Mr Maycock said that he
appealed to the former govern-
ment several times and that then-
minister of Public Service Fred
Mitchell had promised to look
into the matter.
So far under the new govern-'
ment, he said, he has only con-
tacted his MP Sidney Collie about
the matter.
Mr Collie told The Tribune that
he was in the process of forward-
ing the matter to the Ministry of
National Security.
Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, under-
secretary in the Ministry of
National Security said that he was
unfamiliar with the particular con-
cerns, but urged Mr Maycock and
all other concerned Defence
Force officers and retirees to con-
tact his ministry directly to have
their cases reviewed.

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Childhood obesity: A weighty issue

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. If you pay atten-
tion long enough, you'll hear the words epidem-
ic, childhood and obesity uttered a lot, in the
same sentence. Too, if you take a moment to
look around the community where you live, you
might notice that kids are bigger than they used
to be; you know, overweight.
"I see a lot of kids coming to us overweight,"
says Robin Taylor, nutrition director for the
Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County School Dis-
In fact, Taylor and other educators are seeing
a serious increase in obesity in this area. Accord-
ing to statistics provided by Debbie Leete of
Albemarle Hospital, the Albemarle area is see-
ing a problem so pervasive, Pasquotank County
exceeds the state average in overweight and at-
risk children.
Leete, who is the community outreach man-
ager for Albemarle Hospital, is spearheading
programs started by the hospital to combat obe-
sity. Last year the hospital, in conjunction with
the area Health Advisory Council, put together
a study to look at obesity in our children and
found staggering results that reflect a nation-
wide trend.
They went to Weeksville and Pasquotank Ele-
mentary Schools to look at children ages six to 11.
Selecting the students at random, without regard
for race, sex, age or economic status, Leete says
on average 18 percent of the students were at-risk
of being overweight that means they are over-
weight but not obese and 19 to 21 percent were
overweight, or what most would call obese.
"We don't like to call children obese," she
explains. ,.""
Regardless of what label schools and health
care providers puton it, kids are in serious trou-
ble. According to statistics from the federal Cen-
ters for Disease Control and Prevention based in
Atlanta, nearly two-thirds of the American pop-
ulation is overweight or obese; more than a third
of the children receive at least 30 minutes of
exercise a day, three days a week.
Ask Leete or Taylor why they think we're
seeing such a serious spike in weight gain and
their answers are virtually identical. Most people
agree, children are becoming more sedentary
because they spend more time in front of the
television or computer, and less time playing
In addition, according to the CDC study on
childhood obesity, school physical education
time has been dramatically cut.
"Only 8 percent of elementary schools, 6.4
percent of middle schools and 5.8 percent of
senior high schools provide daily physical edu-
cation and only 49 percent of all schools offer
intramural activities or physical activity clubs,"
reads a list of facts provided by the CDC.
Leete says she also believes the issue is a mat-
ter of education and awareness. Studies show, she
says, that people with higher levels of education


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are less likely to become obese.
"In some cases, the lower the education rate,
the higher the weight," Leete says, referring to
one study.
Albemarle Hospital in conjunction with the
local school district, is beginning a study of their
own this year. Leete says that in order to better
understand what it takes to keep kids healthy, the
hospital and school district will be following a
sample group of children from JC Sawyer Ele-
mentary School.
Over the next several years the students will be
given physical education, nutrition activities and
other programs to help them understand the
need for good health. The study will follow the
students and their progress to try and under-
stand just what it takes to help these kids form
gocd nutrition and exercise habits.
"To see if there is a magic age where there is a
breaking point," says Leete.
While the study is under way, the school dis-
trict is following state mandate and working to
implement better nutrition in the cafeterias while
encouraging parents to pack healthier lunches for
the children, according to Robin Taylor.
Taylor says the schools are also introducing
baked foods in lieu of fried, fresh fruits and veg-
etables and serving skim or 1 percent milk.
"It's not that the food was not healthy." Tay-
lor says. "We do know in food service there were
things we needed to change."
Change has to come from home, as well. Both
Taylor and Leete say obesity is a family problem
and both institutions have solutions to help fam-
. -For. Taylor's part: the school. are'sending
home notes "encouraging" parents to pack
healthier lunches.
The school district policy, she says, is simply to
encourage and not tell parents what they mqst
pack, but that could change in the future if dietary
habits do not.
Taylor says making dietary standards for
lunches brought from home mandatory is not
out of the question. She says making suggestions
to parents has been hard at times, some parents
becoming offended when asked to pack health-
ier foods.
"We are going to decide now how to handle it.
Are we going to be forceful? We haven't taken
that route," she says, acknowledging that it is
For the hospital's part, they've launched a
program they call the "Albemarle We Can Pro-
gram." Working with Coastal Pediatrics, the area
YMCA and Albemarle Mental Health. Leete
says the program is designed to incorporate the
entire family into the fold.
"It's caring at home," she explains.

(This article is by Robert Kelly-Goss
of the Cox News Service)

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE current debate as
strange as many persons might
perceive it to be as we had all
been told that all of the experts
and consultants had totally dis-
regarded and rejected Arawak
Cay as a solution, temporary or
long term, to the relocating of
the container docks of East Bay
Street it seems the debate con-
The Committee which sat
between 2002 and 2007 led by
none other than Tropical Ship-
ping's Michael Maura with rep-
resentatives of Seaboard
Marine (Symonette's Shipyard
site), Kelly's Dock and Pioneer,
Union Dock were all on that
committee. It would certainly
be interesting to know whether
they have changed their opin-
Arawak Cay is not a tempo-
rary site for many reasons some
of which can be listed as fol-
1. Arawak Cay will cause fur-
ther traffic congestion on West
Bay Street.
2. Bahamas Customs Regu-
lations requires inspection -
payment of duty before a con-
tainer can be moved from the
dock. Arawak Cay is not large
enough to accommodate all of
the arrivals prior to inspection
- clearance.
3. Even if Arawak Cay was
the temporary choice the move-
ment of the containers and rigs
at night time would disturb the
residential area between
Arawak Cay and Gladstone
Road, especially West Bay
Street Prospect Ridge -
Gladstone Road.
4. Labour: Current employ-
ment does not involve "shift
work" any change to work-
ing nights would require either
working on "overtime" or "the
stevedores" would have to
change to shift work, this would
effectively increase the cost of
5. There probably is not
enough Crown Land on Glad-
stone Road to provide for all
shipping companies. Note there
is already established Govern-
ment and private housing sub-
divisions and other areas being
offered .now for sale for hous-
ing. The all-night traffic of rigs
will disturb the night.
6. In the New Providence
Road plan this provides for new
connectors between West Bay
and Saunder's Beach and
Bethel Avenue and within the
Cable Beach, Baha Mar pro-
ject, requires a new connew connectors
to Gladstone-Inner Field Road

BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 18TH day of AUGUST,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


5 CUBE $318.00

5 CUBE $353.00

i- l 7 CUBE $445.00

9 CUBE $522.00

15 CUBE $650.00

25 CUBE $995.00


Traffic light junction. There will
be a considerable additional
traffic flow in these corridors
and onto West Bay Street which
is already congested.
7. Bahamas Customs works
during daylight hours except on
overtime at the airport. No
movement of containers can
occur without pre-clearance.
8. What effect will the
Arawak Cay temporary loca-
tion.have on the public beach of
Long Wharf?
9. The harbour will have to
be dredged and counter mea-
sures put in place to avoid
immediate silting of sand which
will block the approaches to
Arawak Cay. Dredging is
expensive deepening for the
turning circle was estimated at
$8 million.
10. During evening hours
there will be a considerable
amount of rig traffic exiting and
entering Arawak' Cay causing

traffic congestion with the
guests and patrons of Arawak
Cay Fish Fry. Imagine the traf-
fic jam on West Bay Street by
The Cricket Oval back all along
West Bay Street!
Editor, 10-points listed are all
valid points.
Is this not again a repeat of
many concepts of the previous
Government being politically
ridiculed by the current Gov-
ernment just on the premise
that the Christie administration
thought about the idea? Cer-
tainly with regards to the new
Port a considerable amount of
local and non-local expertise
was brought to the table which
eliminated Arawak Cay from
all consideration.
There will be nothing "tem-
porary" about Arawak Cay
Container terminal it will be
around for many, many years
and that is what frightens this
writer as Arawak Cay is not the
best location nor at all poten-
tially viable.

August 13, 2007.

House of Assembly

meetings are not for

browsing Internet

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THERE is a time and place for everything. And in my opinion the,
meetings of the House of Assembly is neither the time nor place for
Members to waste the people's time browsing the Internet via
laptops, instead of attentively listening and participating in the
This, however, seems to be the position of Mr. Shane Gibson,
Member of Parliament for Golden Gates, who seems determined
to defy the order of the Speaker banning the use of laptops in the
House of Assembly.
In most companies if not all, the use of the Internet is strictly pro-
hibited during work hours and every employee is made aware of
this. Some companies even go further by manually disabling the
computers so that the Internet cannot be used during work hours.
Is the former Minister by his actions saying that it is OK for one to
surf the Internet while at work?
This member seems to have forgotten that being a representative
of the people not only means speaking in the House of Assembly
when it is your turn to do so, but it also means being prepared to lis-
ten attentively to the contribution of other members and being obe-
dient to the rules of the Assembly.
During the life of the last Parliament, Members were often
observed browsing the Internet while debates were going on instead
of conducting the people's business as they were elected to do.
Even now Mr. Gibson is normally preoccupied, playing with his
Blackberry, while debates are going on.
While some may argue that this rule is archaic given today's
society and the advancements in technology, various studies have
shown that e-mailing and personal surfing can lead to Internet
time drains and abuses resulting in loss in productivity.
Given all the problems that we as a society are now facing it is
unimaginable that Mr. Gibson would seek to waste our time in this
fashion. Now is not the time for Members of Parliament to slacken
off and to be unproductive. I admonish the Speaker to stick by his
ruling and to ensure that our representatives remain focused and set
good examples for civil servants and others to follow.

July 2007.

.. *-.. ._______________________.jau

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Springle of Nassau announces the
engagement of their daughter, Joy to, Nathan
Hemmes, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hemmes 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 Administratiot.and Manufacturing
Engineering. lie employedby Egemin Automation in
Holland. Michigan.

: Novem r 2007 wedding in Holland, Michigan is
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10 reasons that

Arawak Cay is not

a temporary site







0 In brief

Cuban migrants
at Guantanamo
receive visas,
end hunger strike

CUBANS held at the
U.S. naval base at Guan-
tanamo Bay ended their
hunger strike Friday after
learning that they would
receive visas to go to the
U.S., Hungary or a third
country, a Miami-based
exile group said, according
to Associated Press.
The 17 Cubans were
entering their 20th day of a
hunger strike to protest
their conditions and Wash-
ington's refusal to let them
settle in the United States,
said Ramon Saul Sanchez,
head of the group Democ-
racy Movement, which has
long supported those seek-
ing to leave Cuba.
"They called me, and
they were in a circle pass-
ing the phone," he said.
"They were thanking us.
They were very happy."
The hunger strikers are
among 44 Cubans picked
up by U.S. Coast Guard
officials at sea. Because
U.S. authorities deemed
the migrants at risk of per-
secution if they returned to
Cuba, they were held at the
base while officials sought
a third country to take
them. Many were dissi-
dents, and some had been
at the base for more than
two years.
Five of the Cubans
already held U.S. visas and
were approved to come to
the United States, Sanchez
said. Another 29 were
accepted by Hungary, and
seven others were awaiting
word that a third country
would accept them. One
man decided to return to
Cuba on his own for family
reasons, Sanchez said.
The status of one couple,
who were offered Hungari-
an visas but apparently
refused them, was unclear,
he said.
Under Washington's so- -
called wet-foot, dry-foot
policy, Cubans who make it
to U;S. soil are generally
allowed to stay; vjhile those
caught at sea are sent
Sanchez said he was
relieved to hear the hunger
strikers had stopped. Two
of '.e Cubans quit the
hunger strike last week
after being hospitalized
with health problems.
"State Department never
comments on refugee cas-
es," a U.S. State Depart-
ment official said.
Some of the Cubans had
complained about head
counts and aggressive
searches for contraband,
but the group-was allowed
to move freely about the
Navy base and have access
to e-mail. They sleep in
dormitory-style lodgings,
and some hold jobs on the
base and even attend
They have no contact
with the approximately 360
men detained in another
section of Guantanamo on
suspicion of terrorism or
links to al-Qaida and the

Recipients chosen for National

Scholarship Awards Programmne

THE Ministry of Education has
announced the recipients of the govern-
ment's National Scholarship Awards Pro-
gramme for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Minister of Education, Youth, Sports
and Culture Carl Bethel said he was glad
to see young men and women who had
achieved excellence in scholarship -
despite the negative light in which
Bahamian students are portrayed by
Mr Bethel explained that the Scholar-
ship Awards Programme was designed
to provide financial assistance to deserv-
ing Bahamians, some of whom would
otherwise not have access post-secondary
education, but who can satisfy established
base qualifiers of academic excellence
and/or a means test.
The minister then named the three cat-
egories of scholarships awarded under
the programme annually:
The National Merit Award which is
valued at $25,000, and is tenable at
approved local tertiary institutions or
accredited colleges or universities abroad
The National Academic Award
which is valued at $ [0,000 and is award-
ed for areas of study that are deemed

REGINALD Saunders, administrator of the scholarhips and loans division;
Elma Garraway education permanent secretary; Carl Bethel, minister of edu-
cation, youth, sports and culture; Dr Ronald Knowles, co-chairman of the
National Scholarship Committee; Shell Stubbs, committee member.

important to the country's labour and
developmental needs
The National Technical and Voca-
tional Award valued at $10,000 which is
awarded for students to pursue areas of
studv that address the critical technical
and vocational needs of the country.
Mr Bethel acknowledged the addition
of 75 special awards and grants, which
represent a new initiative of the govern-
ment through the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture (MOEYSC).

The awards will give up to $10,000 to
individual students who can prove that
they have financial difficulties and who
demonstrate exceptional academic per-
The highlight of the afternoon came
in the naming of Lisa Rodgers, a gradu-
ate of SI Andrews School, as the
Bahamas All Merit Scholar.
This award is a joint venture between
the Lyford Cay Foundation, the Central
Bank of the Bahamas and the MOEYSC.

Mr Bethel said the 2007 recipients of
the Gerace Research Centre Awards,
which arc given jointly by research centre
schools in the United States and the gov-
ernment of the Bahamas, have also been
He added that the government and
MOEYSC are making available up to
$1.3 million to fund the 2007 scholarship
programme, and that as many as 112
recipients will benefit from this initia-
Dr Ronald Knowles, chairman of the
National Scholarship Committee, dis-
closed that the committee sought to lev-
el the playing field by awarding more
scholarships this year than had ever been
given in the past.
H-e said that to accomplish this, the
sum of the awards was increased to $2
Dr Knowles noted that the students
who did not receive scholarships under
any of the three basic awards could be
considered for benefits under the Spe-
cial Recognition Awards Scheme.
Mr Bethel said the names of the recip-
ients of this year's scholarships would be
formally published.

THE British Colonial
Hilton has announced that
Bahamian Jermaine Wright
has been named the hotel's
new director of sales and mar-
Jermaine replaces Opal
Gibson, who transferred to
the new Hilton Fort Laud-
erdale Beach Resort in Flori-
Jermaine joined the Hotel
in 2001 as catering sales man-
ager and was promoted to cor-
porate sales manager in 2004.
In 2006 he was further pro-
moted to senior sales manag-
Prior to joining the British
Colonial, Jermaine worked for
Carnival Airlines and the
Clarion Resort at South
Jermaine was born
January 19, 1975 and
educated at St
Johns College in
Nassau and Flori i I
da Metropolit.in
University in Ft
Lauderdale. I
where he studied
business admin is.
tration and ma- a
He is a member
of Zeta Theta Nu

Jermaine was awarded with
the Hilton League of Excel-
lence award in 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, and 2006.
He was a finalist for the
prestigious Cacique award in
2004 and 2006.
In his spare time, Jermaine
enjoys spending time with his
family and friends and has a
passion for animals.
"Jermaine is an asset to our
hotel and it is through his hard
work and professionalism that
he has risen so quickly to
become otl director of sales
and marketing," said Peter
Webster, general manager of
the British Colonial. "I am

Fetlie, Fungicid.e,
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British Colonial

Hilton announces

new director of

sales and marketing


A multi facetted communications/consulting company that is
currently undergoing market expansion wishes to employ
experienced commission sales executive. The ideal person
would have a minimum of three years in commission sales;
have their own private vehicle. We are looking for excellent
communicators that are driven. Candidates must have computer
skills and be able prepare public presentations on behalf of
companies clients.

A degree in marketing or business is preferred but not a must.

Persons interested should submit CV's and reference letters to:

P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas
by August 30, 2007.


The Mall at Marathon is looking for a HouseIlwpr/Maimuenance Supervisor.
This is a challenging position for a luhdwvorkin gI hands, on i ,Son.

General Description:
Daily management of approximately 16 20 employees including hiring, training
scheduling evaluating disciplining and over-
seeing work production. Perform routine
housekeeping tasks including but not limited to
floor machine use and maintenance, strippi ng and
buffing floors, vacuuming, cleaning of restrooms,
offices, food court, trash cans and windows.

Salary commensurate with experience and




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In Days Gone By: a celebration of

Sir Lynden's 30 years in parliament

WITH the anniversary of
the death of Sir Lynden Pin-
dling on August 25, In Days
Gone By looks back at July
11, 1986 banquet in celebra-
tion of the father of the
nation's years 30 in parlia-
At the head table, Atlanta
Mayor and Mrs Andre
Young; Anglican Canon
William Thompson and Mrs
Thompson; Senator Ruby
Ann-Darling; American
Ambassador Dr Lev Dobri-
ansky and Mrs Dobriansky;
Sir Lynden and Lady Pin-
Sir Lynden retired from
active politics and leadership
of the PLP in July 1997 and
was succeeded by Perry
Christie. Three years later,
on 25 August 2000, he died
after a prolonged battle with
prostate cancer.
He was buried on 4 Sep-
tember 2000. Pindling con-
tinues to be revered by many
as the most dominant figure
in Bahamian politics. In
2006, Nassau International
Airport was renamed in his


'Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTAL)
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Bernard Road
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It's :'

Time to


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M FEMALE capyinbra with lier young

World's largest rodent

species at Ardastra

ARDASTRA Gardens is
home to four of the world's
largest rodents the Capy-
This family a mum and
her three kids can be seen
each day "chillin' out" in their
spacious pool towards the
back of the Zoo.
Capybaras are semi-aquatic,
herbivorous animals that live
in swamps. marshes and also
in forests (near ponds, lakes
and rivers).
Two literal translations of
the name "capybara' are
"water pig" and "grass taer".
I.. di ,sFUlj~t..i-. 'd- irji ,and

South America, the capybara
ranges in colour from brown
to a reddish brown and has
very tough skin which is often
used to make high quality
Capys, as they are affec-
tionately called, can reach 40
to 5S inches in length and
weigh between 75 to 140
'Except for their large size,
they resemble guinea pigs and
are excellenI swimnmers I Il
eves and ei ;i.n h ,g l on thi
inecid so they :.nl t'.;i'. be
kept above water % INric iSv im
lii' i

These N water pigs have par-
tially webbed feet and spend
most of their life in water -
they mate in the water, use
water to hide from and elude
predators, and can even sleep
underwater by leaving their
noses exposed to the air.
This is a common sighting
at Ardasira gardens as the
lamil ol four love nothing
mine than basking in their
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assau has



N EW Providence is
fast becoming one of
,-the filthiest islands in the
.VWestern Hemisphere. The
i'appalling conditions on this
island give new meaning to
;the phrase "funky Nassau!"
I 'his week. I was greeted by
"filth and squalor, and the
-wholly chaotic state of the Sir
-Lynden Pindling Internation-
,al airport. Having journeyed
through a few first-class air-
sports on a trip back from the
,Netherlands, I was ashamed
otf the deteriorating pigsty that
'currently serves as our coun-

;try's primary entrance point.
-As I compare our airport to
'Schipol airport in Amsterdam
'or. even much closer, Fort
'Lauderdale International air-
port, I am mortified by the
,shabby, run-down eyesore that
'~ icct visitors.
S I collected my luggage, I
,noticed that there was no sig-
inage on the baggage carousels
to clearly identify the flights
,from which any baggage had
%come. Further, I observed that
,certain spots at the carousels
'were crowded by certain foul-
nmouthed, shady characters
with baggage carts. The air-
,port is an uncomfortable,
third-rate facility that


undoubtedly must leave a
dreadful first impression on
worn-out, first-time visitors.
Further compounding the sit-
uation at Nassau's airport is
the lack of efficiently trained
staff, as several of them are
impetuous, inconsiderate
brutes who fail to realize that
the tourist dollar sustains our
My barber/friend. Stout
Missick, in discussing the air-
port said:
"The airport is a disaster. It

sympathy and compassion.
And, are there any janitors
there'? The bathrooms, public
spaces and maintenance of the
airport are despicable!"
Beyond the airport, district
after district seems to be one
nauseating display of a culture
of nastiness that seems to have
gripped many Bahamians by
the throat. Throughout New
Providence, there are mounds
of garbage on the streets and
in yards. In some neighbour-
hoods, garbage collection is
such a rarity that heaps of
garbage spill from bins and
boxes, serving as the main
attraction for rummaging pot
cakes, maggots, rats, roaches
and any other kind of disgust-
ing rodent that has seemingly
become acceptable to many
Bahamians. It is stomach-
churning to see the stacks of
garbage with swirls of flies that
decorate some people's yards!
Many Bahamians appear to
care less about littering,
exhibiting not an iota of envi-
ronmental consciousness.
When discussing the environ-
mental degradation by
Bahamians, another friend,
Desmond Hinds said:
"Littering here is out of
hand! The government needs
to enforce a penalty on those
who litter. It's getting stinker
and stinker everyday!"
Stout Missick also said:
"Some people take it hard
to pay someone to keep Bay
Street clean, so do imagine
what they think about clean-
ing the whole island. We have
laws to govern everything on
the books, but even the people
who are supposed to enforce

is in urgent need of demoli-
tion and rebuilding-it needs
a case of C4 my 'brudda!'
Even the roofs are leaking!
One of the scary things about
the airport is parking. Have
you ever considered going
away and having to park
almost at the entrance of
Gambier? Imagine being tired
and walking all the way
there!" So, why hasn't a shut-
tle service to the parking lot
been initiated at the airport'?
Mr Missick further stated:
"There is no comparison
between Nassau's airport to
an airport like Heathrow. We
don't have an airport-it's
only referred to as that out of

them are out breaking them
Downtown Bay Street is
another loathsome monstros-
ity. This area, which serves as
a tourist attraction, is a grub-
by, dusty zone where tourists
are constantly harassed by
beggars, traverse grimy side-
walks, could photograph
mounds of garbage and horse
droppings, and watch a live
version of "Tom and Jerry' as
rats, stray dogs, roaches
and other rodents roam the
Frankly, the present straw
market, or dare I say flea mar-
ket, is a condemned structure
where health and environ-

mental hazards are the order
of the day.
Driving further up Bay
Street, a street that is sup-
posed to be a tourist centre,
one is greeted by Potter's Cay
dock. Potter's Cay dock again
reflects the unhygienic out-
look of some Bahamians as it
has become a ghastly, nation-
al blemish.
Mr Missick said of Potter's
Cay: "There is a need for a
hedge on the side of the road
to block it out. The vendors
seem to have no care for
maintenance. How can private
vendors just sit and expect the
government to just clean up
their mess? The vendors need

to contribute too-clean down
the sidewalks man!"
In expressing his opinion on
Potter's Cay dock, Desmond
Hinds said: "Major improve-
ments are needed there. There
is a need for landscape to
block out the old debris there.
It looks despicable! There
must be some sanitary mea-
sures enforced there immedi-
It is amazing how filthy our
little country is becoming.
These days, I have a greater
appreciation for not only our
environment and recycling,
but also for the value of a tax-
ation system in a society (e.g.
garbage tax).

Houses remain unoccupied

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hundreds of Bahamians remain on the waiting list for low cost housing.
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Hurricane Dean hits eastern Caribbean

* CASTRIES, St. Lucia
HURRICANE Dean roared
through small Caribbean islands
Friday, tearing away roofs,
flooding streets and killing three
people as the powerful storm
muscled its way across the east-
ern Caribbean on a collision
course with Jamaica and Mexi-
co's Yucatan Peninsula, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The first hurricane of the
Atlantic Season grew into a Cat-
egory 3 storm Friday afternoon
after crossing into the warm
waters of the Caribbean and is
forecast to develop into a mon-
ster storm with 150 mph winds
before hitting the Yucatan and
passing into the Gulf of Mexico,
where 4,000 oil and gas plat-
forms are located.
By Wednesday, it could be
threatening the United States,
and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's
spokeswoman suggested folks
get ready.
In tiny St. Lucia, fierce winds
tore corrugated metal roofs
from dozens of homes and the
pediatric ward of a hospital,
whose patients had been evacu-
ated hours earlier. Police
spokeswoman Tamara Charles
said a 62-year-old man was
swept away and drowned when
he tried to retrieve a cow from a
rain-swollen river.
In Dominica, a woman and
her 7-year-old son were killed
when a rain-soaked hillside gave
way and crushed the home
where they were sleeping, said
Cecil Shillingford, the national
disaster coordinator.
French authorities on the
adjacent island of Martinique

* Man swept away in St Lucia

* Woman and son are killed
in Dominica

* Storm expected to reach
Category 4 status

said a 90-year-old man died of a
heart attack during the storm
but it was unclear whether Dean
was a factor.
Dean was expected to hit
Jamaica on Sunday and climb
to Category 4 status before clip-
ping Mexico's Yucatan Penin-
In Washington, the State
Department was preparing to
announce it would allow some
U.S. diplomats in Jamaica to
leave the island to avoid the
People in Martinique, St.
Lucia and nearby Dominica
mostly stayed indoors Friday
while Dean's remnants pounded
the islands with heavy rain and
authorities tried to assess dam-
Many who did venture out
said they were surprised the
islands seem to have gotten off
fairly easy.
"I did not sleep at all last
night and was a little worried
that the roof of my house would
be blown off with all that wind.
Thank God it did not," Gwenie
Moses said as she checked her
small tin-roofed house in
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In. St. Lucia, the storm scat-
tered boulders from the sea onto
downtown streets and knocked
down trees. With utility poles
downed, the power company
turned off electricity across the
island to prevent people from
being electrocuted.
1,t 1746 GMT (1:45 p.m.
EDT), Dean was centered about
175 miles (280 kilometers) west
of Martinique and was moving
west at 22 mph (35 kph).
Dominica,'which lies north of
Martinique, had minor flooding,
a few downed fences and trees
and battered banana crops, one
of the island's main exports.
At Ross University School of
Medicine on Dominica, about
80 medical students, mostly
from the U.S., and 20 staff and
faculty members spent the night
watching movies, playing games
or sleeping on the floor between
desks in a concrete building that
was converted into a shelter.

The U.S. Embassy helped
evacuate some students the
night before, but the campus
itself was not damaged in the
On Martinique, many resi-
dents' household goods were
drenched after roofs were car-
ried away by Dean.
"We don't have a roof...every-
thing is exposed. We tried to
save what we could," said
Josephine Marcelus in Morne
Rouge, a town in northern Mar-
tinique. "We sealed ourselves
in one room, praying that the
hurricane stops blowing over
Some roads were impassible
due to blown-over billboards
and other debris.
"I saw the roof of a municipal
building fly off," said Louis
Joseph Manscour, deputy may-
or of Trinite, Martinique. "This
is a very hard thing to experi-
ence right now. The wind is
something impressive."
It was too early to tell
whether the storm would even-
tually strike the United States,
but officials were gearing up for
the possibility.
"It's so far out, but it's not
too early to start preparing,"
said Katherine Cesinger, a
spokeswoman for Texas Gov.
Rick Perry.
Energy futures rose Friday on
news that Dean could hit the
Gulf of Mexico, which produces

roughly 25 percent of Ameri-
ca's oil and 15 percent of its nat-
ural gas. Royal Dutch Shell PLC
said it would evacuate 275
nonessential personnel from the
Gulf, adding to the 188 who left
earlier this week before another
tropical storm struck Texas.
Forecasters said Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands
would likely be spared.
Dean could get closer to the

Dominican Republic and Haiti,
which share the island of His-
, paniola.
As it approaches Mexico's
Yucatan Peninsula and Central
America on Tuesday it could
develop into an extremely dan-
gerous Category 4 hurricane,
the hurricane center said. But
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Attack case: senior

officers intervene

FROM page one

night and immediately con-
tacted Mr Miller.
Family members at the
press conference told The
Tribune that the brazen
attacker even called and
threatened them after the
Ms Hinsey confirmed this,
saying the man specifically
told her that if she wanted to
see her daughter, she should
"go to the hospital."
Mr Greenslade apologised
to the family for the "tardi-
ness" of the force in resolving
the matter.
Consequently, he said he
personally dedicated all of
yesterday to this investiga-
tion, and that a superinten-
dent familiar with the suspect
is leading the search for the
Mr Greenslade would not
release the identity of the
suspect or state specifically
what his affiliation to the
force is. However, he con-
firmed that he is not a "serv-
ing police officer."
"No man is above the law
in the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. No police officer
is immune in the face of the
law," he emphasised.
The family told The Tri-
bune that Ms Pratt made

* SENIOR Assistant
Ellison Greenslade

numerous assault and harass-
ment complaints to police
about the assailant, and in
one case the man even
attacked her in a police sta-
tion with officers present
merely chastising him, as he
was known to them.
Officers at Quakoo Street
Police Station came under
particular fire at the press
conference from the ZNS


NOTICE is hereby given that DANIS TELUSTON OF BLUE
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the! Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that JOSPEH NERLUS OF
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that KAREN J. GATES OF SEA
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration! naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 11TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

reporter who broke the
Clint Watson told Mr
Greenslade that these offi-
cers seemed not to have tak-
en the case seriously, and
even started "snickering"
when he pressed them for
Mr Greenslade, who is
addressing the criminal side
of the investigation, referred
the media to Acting Deputy
Commissioner Reginald Fer-
guson on issues of police
"inefficiency" and "ineffec-
Mr Ferguson, when con-
tacted by The Tribune
regarding complaints about
Quakoo Street station,
expressed confidence in how
police have handled this mat-
"The police were involved
with this matter from the ini-
tial stage. I looked at it and
saw that it came by way of
the Grove (station), and then
it was referred to Quakoo
Street, the detective unit
there," he said, adding that
detectives know who the cul-
prit is and are close to bring-
ing the matter to closure.
Mr Ferguson thinks some
of the family's anger may
result from inadequate com-
munication between the force
and them. Consequently, he

personally met with them
along with Mr Greenslade to
clarify the matter.
Asked if police did enough
to prevent the incident when
previous complaints were
filed, Mr Ferguson respond-
"That would have to be
looked into before I would
be able to make any rational
statement on that."
For Mr Greenslade, as
crime chief, to have not been
informed of an attempted
murder case possibly involv-
ing a district constable, raises
questions about internal com-
munication in the force. And
this incident again raises the
question of how domestic
violence cases are handled by
Mr Greenslade declared
that he has instructed Mr
Miller to deal sternly, arrest
and bring before the courts
those that utter threats, to
prevent disputes escalating
as this one did.
A new Domestic Violence
Act was passed in the last
parliament giving police new
powers to prosecute offend-
ers even if there is no offi-
cial complaint from the vic-
However, The Tribune was
unable to confirm if this has
yet been made law.

NOTICE is hereby given that FEDLIN DEVALIER, P.O. BOX
N-7060, WULFF ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 18TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationaltynd citizenship, RO.Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

The Public is hereby advised that I, WILDA
MEIRECK of Finalyson Street, Nassau, The
Bahamas intend to change my name to WILDA
MEDURERK. 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.

NOTICE is hereby given that WILFRED CADET 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 18TH day of AUGUST, 2007 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Diverted cruise ships

could each bring at least

14,000 visitors to Nassau

FROM page one

Hurricane Dean, which has
already begun lashing the
southern Caribbean, and
said that her ministry was
"very supportive" of the
postponement. She said
each ship holds between
2,000 and 3,500 passengers.
Government officials had
announced earlier in the
week that the closure of the
market would allow
Department of Environ-
mental Health Services offi-
cials to finish up the rat
programme, carrying out
final cleaning works and
repairs for example, fill-
ing in holes and other cavi-
ties where rats can hide.
Meanwhile, Dr Minnis
said that to keep the popu-
lation at bay teams will lay
down more rat poison until
they can close the market
at a later yet to be deter-
mined date.
"But you must under-
stand that once that is over
(the hurricane diversions)
I have to close and com-
plete what is already going
on," Dr Minnis advised
gathered vendors.
He noted, however, that
how long Dean will contin-
ue to affect the Caribbean
is unknown at this time.
The Rev Esther Thomp-
son, president of the Straw
Business Persons' Society,
said she was pleased with
Dr Minnis' decision. Mrs
Thompson had complained
to The Tribune earlier in

the week, before it was
announced that additional-
ly ships were due to come
to Nassau, that the closure
was coming during high
season for the market and
would cause the vendors to
lose a lot of revenue.
The seven ships sched-
uled to call are the Carnival
Miracle, Valour and Inspi-
ration on Monday, the Car-
nival Legend on Tuesday,
and on Wednesday the
Royal Caribbean Champi-
on of the Seas, Rhapsody
of the Seas and Imagina-
According to Mrs
Walkine, the vessels had
been scheduled to call at
destinations such as Mar-
Meanwhile, Dr Minnis
urged vendors to play their
part in ensuring that efforts
thus far to reduce the rat
population are not in vain.
"So this doesn't happen
again, all your food items
that you eat on the com-
pound you need to dispose
of properly you can't
throw them under the
stall," said Dr Minnis,
adding that if the vendors
continued their former eat-
ing habits the rats would
"It would be even better
if you could stop eating
food within the market
place and try to eat some-
where else, outside for
example," he said, asking
vendors to pass on this
advice to vendors who were
not present at the meeting.

The Public is hereby advised that I, BRENNET VERNAL
ROBERTS of Central District of New Providence,
Bahamas intend to change my name to VERNAL
NEYMOUR. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport:Officer, PO.Box N-742, Naps,,i
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


NOTICE is hereby given that ROGER JAMES HURST of
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 10th day of
AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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North dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
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The bidding:
North East South West
1 Pass 24 Pass
2 Pass 3 NT
Opening lead jack of spades.
Assume you're declarer with the
South hand at three notrump. East
takes the opening spade lead with the
ace and returns a spade.
You're not really too concerned
that the opponents have found their
best lead because you can see that if
the missing diamonds are divided
normally, you have nine sure tricks.
However, just to add a measure of
safety, you duck the spade return at
trick two and take the king at trick
You then cash the ace of dia-
rands, lead a diamond to the king

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and get some very bad news when
West shows out on the second dia-
mond. You now have to look else-
where for nine tricks.
So you lead a club to the king and
return a club to the jack, the finesse
succeeding as both opponents follow
low. You then cash the ace of clubs
but are left with an annoying prob-
lem you can't get back to your
hand to cash your two good clubs.
You try leading a heart to your king,
hoping East has the ace and started
with only three spades, but West
wins and cashes two spade tricks to
put the contract down one.
Your partner, who is no blushing
violet, now points out that you
should have made the hand. He says
you should have tested the diamonds
by first leading to the king and then
back to the ace.
If the suit proves to be divided 3-
2, you can then cross to the ace of
clubs and cash dummy's diamonds.
But if the diamonds don't break 3-2,
you are in position to lead a club to
the jack and then cash the ace. When
both defenders follow suit, you cash
the diamond queen, cross to the club
king and cash two more clubs, scor-
ing nine tricks in all.
By playing the diamonds and
clubs in the suggested manner, you
give yourself a second chance to
make the contract, and two chances
are, of course, better than one.

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

Good 18; very good 27; excellent 35 (or more),
Solution Monday.
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poetry pore porter prey pyre REPERTORY report
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6 Snake (5)
9 Furniture item (4,3)
10 Grin (5)
11 Courage (5)
12 Warms (5)
13 Skull (7)
15 Prohibit (3)
17 Animal fat (4)
18 Easy (6)
19 Delay (5)
20 Wind
instruments (6)
22 Not all (4)
24 Golf peg (3)
25 Coach (7)
26 Material (5)
27 Started (5)
28 Toy bear (5)
29 Satirise (7)
30 Perfect scene (5)
31 Anaesthetic (5)

2 Photographic
device (6)
3 Isle (6)
4 Female deer (3)
5 Seraglio (5)
6 Fundamental (7)
7 Poems (4)
8 Disclose (6)
12 Forages (5)
13 Split (5)
14 Row (5)
15 Buffalo (5)
16 At no time (5)
18 Distress
signal (5)
19 Highly original (7)
21 Myth (6)
22 Noiseless (6)
23 Interfere (6)
25 Nonsense (5)
26 Replete (4)
28 Digit (3)

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
This week you'll face the truth of who
you are and stop acting like you're try-
ing to be someone else, Aries. It'll be,
rewarding discovering and acting
upon your own values.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A relationship is entering a new
phase, which means that there are
exciting times ahead with your mate.
Embrace and enjoy the moments you
share together, Taurus.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
The stars want you to slow down
and enter an introspective phase,
Gemini. Whether you stop to smell
the roses or just ease up on your
pace at work, you'll make progress.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Make a solid effort to complete a
project this week, Cancer. Even
if it doesn't pan out, you'll still
have the feeling of accomplish-
ment that hard work brings.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Don't throw up your hands in frus-
tration, Leo. It will only make your
cdrent situation worse. Rather than
optfoa-a quick fix, study-the problem
and.get to the hea*.cf.the matter.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Your stubbornness may cause you
to overlook the obvious, Virgo.
Giving up something that you
worked hard to gain might actually
be a benefit to you in the long run.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Who said you can't have it all,
Libra? This week you're lucky in
love and money and will receive
some good news at work. Live up
every minute of this good fortune.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Take a serious look at your financial
future, Scorpio. Are you putting
your money to the best use or just
buying things you want instead of
need? Focus on important things.
SAG1TTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
It'll take a little more than a few
strokes of bad luck to keep you
down, Sagittarius. Get back on your
feet and dust yourself off. It's time to
get back in the game.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Stop holding on to a situation that you
cannot win, Capricorn. Focus your
energy on something that will actually
have merit and a result you will enjoy.
Negative thoughts get you nowhere.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A brainstorm will come into play
this week, Aquarius. However,
what seems like the perfect idea to
you is not so well received by oth-
ers that you know.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Expect a few bumps along the road
this week, Pisces. But it's not some-
thing that will put you out of com-
mission; it will just slow you down.

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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant v Igor
Novikov, Helsinki 1992.
Arakhamia-Grant, a Georgian
who married a Scottish
champion, is the UK's most
successful female player in top
world competition. She has
reached the women's world title
candidates, while her 2006
achievement of finishing second
in the British championship
against men is almost
unmatched by women experts in
Western countries. Here as
White (to move) in a queen and
rooks endgame, she is two
pawns down but with a
ferocious attack on her
opponent's king. Novikov's hope
is that his last turn Qc7, offering
a queen exchange and pinning

the white queen against tne g3
king, would stymie the attack. In
fact, it took just one turn for the
Edinburgh player to force
resignation. What was white's
knock-out punch?

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launches new book

PUT On More Speed, A U SIR Clement Maynard
Bahamian Journey to Majority is surrounded by support
Rule and Sovereignty, written by from the Maynard family at J
Sir Clement Maynard, tells the his book launch, August 15,
to of "on who started from National Art Gallery of the
modest beginnings and climbed National Art Gallery of the
the hill of national political lead- Bahamas.
At his book launch on Wednes-
day, family and friends gathered our journey to record for present
at the National Art Gallery of the and future generations the lives
Bahamas to celebrate with Sir and experiences of exceptional 1
Clement. men and women who have con-'
According to Maynard, the tribute in major ways to the
book was written to educate development of the modern
Bahamians about the history of Bahamas.
the Bahamas, as well as tourism "I found Put On More Speed a
the nation's primary industry, fascinating read. It is an intensely
He also elaborates on how one personal, candid account of a rich
can become an integral part of and varied life, told in a voice that
the promotion, management and is as individual as the life experi-
development of tourism. ences of the author and it pro- -
Six years in the making, Put videos unique insights into many
On More Speed is Sir Clement's aspects of the politics government
contribution to educating and society of the era."
Bahamian youth. "Young people Dr Bethel said she took a spe-
ought to know what transpired in cial interest in how the book
the Bahamas during the past 60 recounts the struggle of Bahami-.
years, how we arrived where we an women for the right to vote.
are today, including who, when, "I have no doubt that each
where, and why it all came reader will equally be able to find
about," he said. something of special interest in .
Inspired to write the book by this wide ranging volume of mem-
his life's experiences, and seeing oirs.
so many die with their stories, Sir "Sir Clement provides a
Clement added, "Well somebody detailed and informed account of
had to write the story, and I the process of development of the
thought that I could write from tourism industry in a modern.
the perspective of what I saw and Bahamas that is instructive for all "
lived, and that experience is what who would understand more ful-
I wrote down." The book covers a ly how we have arrived at where
period from 1928 to 1992. we stand today in this global
Former governor general enterprise," she said.
Dame Ivy Dumont explained that Sir Clement anticipates read-
she admires the simple, straight- ers will learn something about the
forward style of the book's pre- past, and will be pleasantly sur-
sentation. "Clement was for all prised to find that the book is
his adult life, at the very vortex of much more than a narrative of
Bahamian history," she said. his life.
Encouraging Bahamians to "They will learn about my life
read Put on More Speed, Dame and how it involves the past, the
Ivy added. "Regardless of parti- social history and political history
san political, religious, ethnic, or of Bahamians during a certain .
other persuasion. I would expect period of time."
every Bahamian who is able to
read to own and enjoy this book." SIR Clement Maynard
Dr Keva Bethel, President introduces his grandson Justin
Emerita, of the College of the Maynard, designer of the
- -' Bahamas added, "The appear- book cover, Put On More
ance of this book represents book cover, Put On More
another important milestone in Speed

ABOVE: Sir Clement autographs a copy of his book fo
S t f Pastor Rex Major

to '"* LEFT: Guests and speakers celebrate the book launch
with Sir Clement Maynard. From left to right: Dr Myles Munro
Dr Keva Bethel, Lady Maynard, Sir Clement Maynard, Dam
k.Ivy Dumont, Lady Pindling, and Rev Laish Boyd, Archbisho
t Elect of the Anglican Diocese.

World Breastfeeding Week poster competition winners

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Zi SLN IOR nursing officer Sandra Coleby (second from right) and national breastfeeding co- ----
ordinator Carlotta Klass (far right) on Monday, August 13 presented Fleming Street Clinic TH111 Nconatal Intensive C(are Unit (NICU) at the Princess Margaret Hospital took top hon
with the first place trophy for winning in Category A of the World Breastfeeding Week poster ours in the Category 13 division of the World Breastfeeding Week poster display competition
display competition during an awards ceremony at the Coconut Grove Clinic. Also pictured from Senior nursing officer Sandra Coleby (second from right) and national breastfeeding co-ordinato
Fleming Street Clinic are, from left, registered nurse Dabrielle Munnings, registered nurse Carlotta Klass (far right) presented the trophy. Representing the NICU, from left, are regkteiei
Camille F,-rbcs and supervisor Sherry Armbrister. (BIS Photo: Kristaan Ingraham) hurses Dorothea Francis and Raquel Dawkins. (BIS Photo: Kristaan Ingraham)