The Tribune.
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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 8/22/2007
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gae star

Twelve attackers

'attempt to kidnap'

DJ Chuck Fenda

Tribune Staff Reporter
REGGAE star DJ Chuck
Fenda, who was visiting the
Bahamas to perform concerts,
was badly beaten when 12
men, some armed with guns,
assaulted him on Monday
night in the Jubilee Gardens
According to eye witness
reports, Fenda, 35, only nar-
rowly escaped becoming the
victim of a kidnapping.
Chief Supt Glen Miller yes-
terday confirmed to The Tri-
bune that CDU officers are
now investigating the matter.
Fenda, known as the "Poor
People Defenda" and famous

for such number one hits as
"Life Ruff Out Deh", was in
the Bahamas to appear with
Buju Banton at a concert in
Nassau on Saturday.
However, he did not.per-
form at the event, because of a
dispute over payment with the
concert's organizers, Alpha
He left New Providence for
Abaco, where he performed
at an event on Sunday, before
returning to Nassau Monday.
When he arrived at Lynden
SEE page nine

Minister: some concerns over proposed
Albany and South Ocean de ments
Tribune Staff Reporter

PUBLIC Works Minister
Earl Deveaux expressed that
there are some concerns yester-
day over the proposed Albany
and South Ocean developments,
ahead of town hall meetings
designed to inform the public of
the details of the large scale
Government and the devel-
opers of the Albany and South
Ocean projects will hold the
meetings today and tomorrow
at St Paul's Church Hall, Lyford
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arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday charged
with causing grievous.
harm to a man.
Annastacia Adderlcy,
29. of Fox Hill. was
arraigned before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez
at Court One, Bank
It is alleged that on
Sunday, August 19.
Adderlcy intentionally
caused grievous harm to
Augustine Fcrguson.
Addcrlcv was not
required to plead to the
charge. The prosecutor,
Sgt Alexander Bannister,
raised no objection to
Sgt Bannister noted
that the victim had
received a stab or punc-
SEE page 9

Man, 83, claims
union trying to
deprive him of
over $20,000
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN 83-YEAR-OLD man
claims that the Bahamas Com-
munications and Public Offi-
cers Union is trying to deprive
him of over $20,000 it has
owed him in pension funds for
more than 20 years.
According to L J Cole-
brooke. who was employed by
BTC as a painter, and his
lawyer. Nicholas Zervos, the
BCPOU which collected 10
per cent of every pay cheque
he received for decades has
been trying to keep the sum
from him since he first sought
to collect it in the early 1990s.
In its defence the union,
according to Mr Zervos,
claims that it paid Mr Cole-
brooke the money in 1994. A
union officer provided a pay-
ment receipt to the lawyer as
evidence of Mr Colebrooke
having received the money
which the officer claimed
showed Mr Colebrooke's sig-
nature on it.
However. Mr Colebrooke
denies ever having been given
the money and says the signa-
ture on the slip is not his. Mr
Zervos says that the union
should be able to provide bet-
SEE page nine

Bahamian students in Jamaica

unsure of when classes will begin

BAHAMIAN students of
the University of the West
Indies in Jamaica are still not
sure when classes will begin for
the Fall semester. The Trihbue
has learned.
A concerned mother, who
spoke to The 7Tribun' yester-
day, said that her daughter who
is a pre-med major had not
received any official notice
from UWI as to when her class-
es would resume despite assur-
ances from the Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of For-
eign Affairs Brent Symonette
who told ZNS Monday night
that classes at UWI would

resume on Thursday.
"When I spoke to her last
night, she wasn't sure of when
school would open again." the
mother, who asked to have her
name withheld, said.
"I heard the news (vester-
day) morning with Mr Symon-
ette saying its opening on
Thursday. but (my daughter)
didn't mention a date to ime
when I spoke to her, she didn't
know exactly what was hap-
pening," she continued.
A representative from It Wl
in Nassau told T Tribune ii yes-
terday morning that she could-
n't "confirm or denyv" any
reports about the class schedule
of UWI in Jamaica stating:

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As reported previously by
Thte Tribune. Bahamian stu-
dents enrolled at UWI in
Jamaica weathered the passing
of I lurriicane Dean unharmed,
as it ripped through the south-
crn coast of the island on Sun-
According to international
reports hurricane Dean left
blocked, flooded roads and
destroyed homes in its wake.
currentlyy the island is ncim.ed
in cleanup efforts of debris in
the aftermath of the category
four hurricane, as officials work
on restoring power and water
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Government promises to tackle

immigration on Harbour Island

OFFICIALS have promised
to address the growing illegal
immigrant problem on Harbour
Island as locals continue to
express their mounting frustra-
tion over the lack of immigra-
tion officers on the island.
MP foi North Eleuthera and
Speaker of the House Alvin
Smith was in Dunmore Town
over the weekend, where he
told The Tribune he was "very
much aware" of the social prob-
lem afflicting residents on the
quiet three-and-a-half mile long
Mr Smith said he spoke with
Minister of Immigration Tom-
my Turnquest as well as the
Minister of State for Immigra-
tion Elma Campbell in an effort
to set up a tour of Harbour
Island to get a "first hand look"
of the situation.
He added that while he could
not give a date for the proposed
meeting, he was confident that
the matter would be addressed
in a timely matter.

"It is a real concern; this is
no manufactured or exaggerat-
ed concern, it is a serious con-
cern," he told The Tribune,
speaking of the reported influx
of illegal immigrants "that seem
to be coming (to Harbour
Island) every week."
Mr Smith also spoke of the
shortage of immigration and
police officers on the island and
stressed that there was a need

for a bigger immigration pres-
ence in the surrounding waters.
"We are probably at that
point where we need to have a
full-time person here in Har-
bour Island," Mr Smith said,
echoing the frustrations of many
While the issue of illegal
Haitians has received consider-
able coverage in the local press,
Mr Smith said the illegal immi-
grant problem spans many dif-
ferent nationalities who flock
to the growing mecca of Har-
bour Island seeking greater eco-
nomic success.'
'Brilanders have been accused
of complaining about the grow-
ing trend of illegal workers in
the small community while
simultaneously housing and pro-
viding employment for immi-
grants without proper permits.
However many locals are speak-
ing out against the practice.
"I think we've got to adopt a
system whereby those who hire
and house them are held
responsible, instead of Immi-
gration coming here periodical-

ly and running behind (illegal
immigrants) you got to do an
investigation, send your team
out, investigate, find out
where they working and then
go to their employers," said
Rick Albury, a resident of
Dunmore Town.
When contacted for com-
ment, Minister of National
Security and Immigration
Tommy Turnquest said he was

aware of the issue, but could
not speculate on any future
initiatives to combat the prob-
lem until his ministry has
assessed its extent.
"We continue to get com-
plaints coming from Harbour
Island, both in terms of the
persons who say there are
large numbers of illegal immi-
grants and also from persons
who say there is a need for
additional labourers in Har-
bour Island," Mr Turnquest
said yesterday. "We haven't
scheduled a meeting in Har-
bour Island but we do recog-
nise that there's a need to do
As reported previously in
The Tribune, tensions have
been brewing for months
among residents of Dunmore
Town over this issue.
* Last month, a few frustrated
residents reportedly made a
citizen's arrest of three sus-
pected illegal immigrants and
staged protests in the heart of
Dunmore Town in an effort
to capture national attention.

Conference on Caribbean diaspora to be held in Bahamas

A REGIONAL Caribbean
Diaspora Consultative Confer-
ence will take place in the
Bahamas August 27 to 29.
It is being held in an effort
to enhance dialogue and estab-
lish sustainable partnerships
between Africa and its diaspo-
The conference is a follow-
up to the South Africa /African
Union /Caribbean Diaspora

Conference held in Kingston,
Jamaica in March 2005. which
called for the creation of a con-
crete mechanism for the insti-
tutionalisation of relations
between the two bodies.
At this earlier meeting, it was
noted that developing countries
such as South Africa and
Jamaica share a number of
common challenges and inter-
ests, the main one being the

advancement of the socio-eco-
nomic development of the
countries and their citizens.
Over the past 13 years, bilat-
eral relations between South
African and CARICOM have
seen remarkable growth.
South African President
Thabo Mbeki took a state visit
to Jamaica in 2003. which
included his attendance of the
Caribbean Community and

Common Market (CARI-
COM) Heads of State Sum-
President Mbeki's address
to CARICOM was the sec-
ond time -South Africa's head
of state addressed the
Caribbean Community, with
President Nelson Mandela
having addressed a meeting
in 1998.
Beyond visits at the heads

of state level, there have been
several meetings between
ministers and government offi-
cials in an effort to seek
opportunities for collabora-
tion between the countries.
These included meetings
between ministers from the
Caribbean and South Africa
during the semi-finals of the
Cricket World Cup earlier this

Body of tourist found at Cherokee Sound

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The body of
an American visitor who was
reported missing by friends on

Sunday in Abaco was discov-
ered in waters at Cherokee
Sound on Monday.
The victim, David Richard
Knowlton, 53, of Norcross,
Georgia, was on vacation in

Abaco with three friends when
he reportedly disappeared dur-
ing an evening stroll at Ocean
Point around 7.30pm on Sun-
While foul play is .not sus-

pected at this time, police are
awaiting the results of an
autopsy to determine the
cause the death.
A team of detectives from
Grand Bahama are also in
Abaco assisting police there
with their investigations.
According to police reports,
Mr Knowlton arrived on the
island on August 16, along
with three friends Michael
Lester, 52, William Hoffer, 51,
and William Stamper Jr, 51 -
who are also from Georgia.
The men were staying at the
Abaco Club at Winding Bay.
The resort's front desk man-
ager. Beed Cooper. contact-
ed police at Marsh Harbour
around 8.30pm on Sunday to
report that a guest went miss-
ing in the area of Ocean Point,
at the eastern end of the prop-
Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming said
officers proceeded to the loca-
tion, where they received
.information that Knowlton
along with three friends went
for a stroll to the Ocean Point
around 7.30pm to view the
sunset and take photographs.
Mr Rahming said that Mr
Hoffer, Mr Lester and Mr
Stampler told officers that
after the sun had set, they
started walking back towards
the resort, leaving Knowlton
behind as he had ventured out
to the end of the high cliff
known as 'Ocean Point'.
They told officers that when
Knowlton did not return after

about 10 minutes, they went
back to look to for him, but
were unable to find him any-
The friends then went to the
front desk and reported him
Supt Rahming said that a
diver discovered Knowlton's
body at about 10.15am on
Monday. The body had
washed up against the rocks
near a high cliff at Cherokee
Sound and had sustained
superficial lacerations.
Police and local citizens
retrieved the body from the
water. It was transported to
the Marsh Harbour Commu-
nity Clinic, where Knowlton
was officially pronounced
Supt Rahming said the body
was flown to New Providence
where an autopsy will be per-


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Trial of man

accused of

killing wife

due to start

FREEPORT The trial of
Haitian Nixon Zephir, who was
charged in connection with the
murder of his ex-wife almost
two years ago on Grand
Bahama, is expected to resume
in the Supreme Court today.
Justice Peter Maynard is pre-
siding over the trial, which
began on August 13 before a
jury of six men and six women.
The case was adjourned for
two days to allow for a voir dire
- a mini-hearing held during a
trial on the admissibility of con-
tested evidence.
Neil Brathwaite of the Attor-
ney General's Office is prose-
cuting on behalf of the Crown.
Attorney Carlson Shurland is
representing Zephir.
Zephir is accused of the
killing of 27-year-old Anne
Thompson, of Hanna Hill,
Eight Mile Rock. Thompson's
body was discovered hanging in
the bathroom of her home on
October 3, 2005.
The trial is expected to con-
tinue with witnesses called by
the prosecution.

Chavez allies
give initial OK
to reforms of
VENEZUELA'S congress,
dominated by allies of President
Hugo Chavez, gave initial
approval Tuesday to constitu-
tional reforms that would allow
him to run for re-election and
possibly govern for decades to
come, according to Associated
After about six hours of
debate, National Assembly
President Cilia Flores said
Chavez's proposed changes to.
the constitution, including tfie
lifting of presidential term lim-
its, received "majority
Flores did not say how many
of the assembly's 167 lawmak-
ers voted for the reforms, saying
only that they were approved
on first reading with over-
whelming support. Final
approval is expected within two
or three months, and the
changes would have to be
approved by a simple majority
in a public referendum.
The National Assembly has
been solidly pro-Chavez since
the opposition boycotted a 2005
The reforms, if approved,
would extend presidential terms
from six to seven years and
allow Chavez to run again in
Government opponents say
the reforms will weaken democ-
racy by permitting Chavez to
become a lifelong leader like
his ally Fidel Castro of Cuba.
Chavez has said he could serve
until 2021 or beyond, but only if
the public continues to back
him at the ballot box.

Trial for
murder of

Canadian is
San Juan
THE long-stalled trial of a
man accused of slaying a Cana-
dian businessman in a San Juan
tourist district was delayed
again on Monday, according to
Associated Press.
The trial was postponed to
September 17 after attorneys for
the defendant. Jonathan Roman
Rivera, formally requested a
jury trial. Superior Court Judge
Isabel Llompart said no panel
was ready to hear the case.
Adam Anhang, a 32-year-old
investor from Winnipeg, was
beaten and stabbed to death on
September 23, 2005, as he
walked through Old San Juan

with his wife.
One prosecutor accused
defense attorneys of stalling the
trial with legal maneuvering.
At a separate hearing earlier
Monday, another judge ruled
against a motion by defense
lawyers who argued that an eye-
witness's initial description of
the assailant did not match a
photograph that was later used
to identify Roman.
Roman. who has pleaded not
guilty to first-degree murder,
worked as a dishwasher at a
restaurant Anhang had pur-
chased for his wife.






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oIn brief

Man arrested
after police

A 23-YEAR-OLD man
was taken into police custody
on Monday after officers
retrieved a handgun and
According to ASP Walter
Evans, around 7pm on Mon-
day officers from the Central
Detective Unit travelled to
the Chippingham area after
receiving reports that a man
was holding a gun to a per-
son's head.
When police arrived at the
scene the man reportedly
attempted to flee. Police gave
chase and captured the man.
They also retrieved a .38
handgun and four live rounds
of ammunition.

Man is
store robbery
POLICE are questioning a
26-year-old man in connection
with a robbery in the Madeira
Street area on Monday.
According to police press
liason officer ASP Walter
Evans, an employee of Super
Saver Discount Store on
Madeira Street was approached
by an assailant and struck in
the head with an unknown
object while outside the estab-
lishment shortly before lam.
The male employee, who
was subsequently taken to
hospital, was robbed of a
deposit bag containing an
undisclosed amount of cash.
The robber reportedly
escaped the scene on foot.
According to ASP Evans,
officers from the Wulff Road
Police Station who were in
the area caught up with the
alleged assailant, who they
arrested and took into cus-

Cuban Five
appear in
court for
fresh plea

THE politically charged
case of five men convicted of
spying for communist Cuba
came before a federal appeals
court for the third time Mon-
day, with defence attorneys
alleging that prosecutors
overemphasised Fidel Castro
and committed other mis-
conduct to win unjust con-
victions, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Defence attorneys seeking
a new trial claim the govern-
ment wrongly used "Castro's
evil" to push for convictions
on what they say are
overblown charges of con-
spiracy to commit espionage
and murder. Federal prose-
cutor Caroline Heck Miller
dismissed what she called a
defense "parade of horrors"
and argued the trial was won
by hard evidence, not anti-
Castro sentiment.
The five were convicted of
being unregistered foreign
agents, and three were found
guilty of espionage conspir-
acy for failed efforts to obtain
military secrets.
They were sentenced to
terms ranging from 10 years
to life in December 2001.

PLP chairman says Malcolm

Adderley must strike a balance

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE dissident Elizabeth MP
Malcolm Adderley has to strike
a "balance" between his func-
tions as the Gaming Board
Chairman, and his role as a sit-
ting PLP MP, the PLP chair-
man has said.
Mr Rigby spoke with The
Tribune yesterday on the evolv-
ing controversy, which has seen
Mr Adderley evade the press,
refusing to comment on his
political future for more than a
"I think it's a balance he has
to strike. He knows if he has
agreed to continue to serve (as
Gaming Board Chairman under
the FNM) until the end of the
year, he knows what that means
is he has to carry out the poli-
cies of the existing government.
Inasmuch as those policies con-
flict with the position of the
PLP, he knows that there is a
balance he has to strike," he
Mr Adderley is "not a

MP still a member of the PLP, says Rigby

novice", the PLP chairman
Mr Rigby refused to make
any comments on the propriety
of Mr Adderley's actions since

the election, despite the diffi-
cult public position in which Mr
Adderley has put his party.
"Until Malcolm Adderley has
indicated what his position is,
it would be unfair for me to
comment further based on the
speculation that is out there,"
he said.
"As far as I am concerned,
he is still a member of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party. He has
not indicated otherwise," Mr
Rigby added.


On Monday, Mr Adderley
appeared to make a concerted
effort to evade reporters who
attempted to solicit a comment
on his political future, while he
chaired a meeting of the Gam-
ing Board.
The Elizabeth MP reportedly

entered the back door of the
West Bay St building, rather
than the main entrance.
This behaviour coincides with
Mr Adderley not speaking to

other journalists who have
repeatedly visited his law cham-
bers, or left messages for him,
for over a month.
Mr Adderley is reportedly
disgruntled with the PLP and
Mr Christie because he was not
given a cabinet post during the
last administration. According
to reports, Mr Adderley also is
upset over receiving a late nom-
ination for the Elizabeth con-
stituency, which he won on May
2nd for the second time.
Anonymously, FNM sources
have asserted that the party
should court Mr Adderley, who
is clearly at least showing con-
tempt towards the PLP.
Though, FNM Chairman
Johnley Ferguson has denied
any knowledge regarding Mr
Adderley's future plans.
Mr Adderley's contract with
the Gaming Board expires on
December 31st this year.

Tropical system east of Bahamas fades out

A TROPICAL system that
looked like it could affect the
Bahamas earlier this week fiz-
zled out yesterday.
The wave, little more than a
blob of clouds, formed a few
hundred miles east of the
Bahamas early Monday morn-
Because of the warm water

between the system and the US
coast, it initially had the poten-
tial to worry meteorologists.
But on Tuesday it fell apart as
upper level winds created an
unfavourable environment for
further development.
Officials are still forecasting
an above-average hurricane sea-
son, with Hurricane Dean a

prime example of why coastal
residents should not drop their
The hurricane slammed into
Mexico and Belize as a category
5 monster on Tuesday morning.
The 2007 hurricane season
runs until November 30, with
September historically the
busiest month.

THE former Peruvian consul
yesterday accused Foreign
Affairs Minister Brent Symon-
ette of not following up on a
"beautiful opportunity" to
deepen relations between the
Bahamas and Peru.
Sandra Smith said that having
"put on a plate" for Mr Symon-
ette also her MP the oppor-
tunity to seal a deal with Peru-
vian airline Aero Condor to
travel to the Bahamas, bring-
ing "visitors and businessmen"
to boost this country's econo-
my, he did not follow up oh the
She added that while Mr
Symonette said that he would
notify Minister of Tourism
Neko Grant, she never heard
anything from that ministry
"The owner of Aero Condor
was willing to come to the
Bahamas, not only bringing
Peruvian tourists in a charter
flight on the way to Miami, but
also bringing Peruvian busi-
nessmen to expand the ties with
Peru," she said, adding, "I don't
understand why they deny
However, yesterday Mr
Symonette said that the matter

did not fall within his portfolio,
but that he had indeed sent on
all of the details to the Ministry
of Tourism.
At that ministry, Tyrone
Sawyer, director of airlift devel-
opment, said that while lie
would not have wished to com-
municate with Mrs Smith
through the press, he felt it
ought to be known that he and
his department have in fact
made "aggressive attempts" to
contact her using the contact

information forwarded by Mr
Symonette by way of Tourism
Minister Neko Grant.
"We are fully prepared to fol-
low it up and embrace any kind
of business that is prepared to
come our way," said Mr
Sawyer, who added that he
would like to thank Mrs Smith
for attempting to facilitate the
He confirmed that a note was
forwarded from Mr Symonette
on May 30 to Mr Grant, and on
August 3, information about the
matter arrived on his desk.
"On the same day I attempt-
ed to reach Mrs Smith because
whenever you get any morsel
of any type of lead you want to
follow it up to make sure
whether there is anything
Mr Sawyer said he would
"still love" to discuss the matter
with Mrs Smith and invited a
call from her.

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SAN ANTONIO Nigeria is suffering
from a power vacuum, a reflection of its
less-than-energetic economy.
Yes. Nigeria is the "Giant of Africa."
Yes, its population is the continent's largest;
yes, its GDP is ranked second only to South
Africa. Yet its claim to grandeur, and the
demnogi aphic and economic data on which
it Iests. is suspect.
I hats because the country's per-capita
consul IIption of electricity is among
Atricea lowest: In 2004, Nigeria, with 140
million people, ranked 24th, sandwiched
het\\een tiny Lesotho (2.2 million) and
middling Kenya (31 million). Nigeria looks
like a rather underpowered giant.
Its Itlule appears no more robust than its
current state: without electricity, its people
and llil ii prioductivity will continue to lag.
I louicholds have proved especially vul-
.ciJtiu This summer, for instance, the
uLhiLqIiu1us fuLel shortage was exacerbated
by a cLenral siiike. Families were forced to
seek gasoline for their generators on the
black market, an action best done during
the middle of the night and in out-of-the-
way locations. The time and energy this
Iequinced made it as impractical as it was
Worse, costs soared. A single family,
\\Were it fortunate to own a generator and be
able to locate a steady stream of fuel to
operate it 24 hours a day for a year, would
spend upwards of $7,200 that's 10 times
Nige ia's per capital annual income. No
wonder Nigerians do without power most
.o the time.
Dim, too. are the prospects of small
entrepreneurs, such as beauticians, roadside
barbers and grocery vendors. Because they
are also dependent on generators, their
ability to market their wares, serve their
customers and boost their financial returns
is directly tied to their capacity to secure
The same limitations cripple major indus-
try. many of whose windows have been
permanently darkened due to outages. Ali
Madugu, the head of the Manufacturers
Association of Nigeria, recently asserted:
"Some eight years ago, there were 500 fac-
tories around here. But today, only 150 of
Ihemi are in operation. Lack of electricity

accounts for more than 60 per cent of the
difficulties we face in running our facto-
ries in Kano and Kaduna."
The political response to Nigeria's failure
to provide power on a consistent, reliable
and reasonably priced basis has been less
than electric. During the 2007 presidential
campaign, candidate Umaru Yar'Adua
promised that if elected, he would tackle
this devastating problem. Since being sworn
in in May, he appointed himself energy
minister and announced as had some
of his predecessors that he will appoint
a committee to investigate Nigeria's needs.
The time for investigations is over. It's
time for action. In the short term. Nigeria
could quickly take advantage of its extia-
ordinary oil reserves. That fuel, and the
profits to be wrung from its sale, could dri-
ve the construction of the reIquisile inl a
structure power plants and dist ibiution
grids so the clothing manufacturer alnd
the seamstress are equally wired.
A more excitingly democratic and envi-
ronmentally sustainable strategy would be
to make the leap to a non-carbon-based
power system. Like other tropical nation-
states, Nigeria is bathed in light. A por-
tion of its oil wealth, thereloi e. should be
poured into developing solar energy, the
capture of which would be as effective' in
village, town or city.
Coverage could be extended along
coastal areas and in the high country by'
the implementation of wind-harnessing
The beauty of these alternative, rela-
tively low-cost sources of power, initially
underwritten by petro-dollars, is that the\
will help reduce the country's reliance on
oil and diminish its contribution to global
warming while energizing the national
Such a power surge would contain an
added boost: A plugged-in Nigeria would
become the Giant of Africa it has long
claimed to be.

(* This article is by Anene Ejikeme, who
teaches African history and Char Miller,
who teaches environmental history at Trin-
ity University in San Antonio).

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EDITOR, The Tribune
PLEASE allow me a few
lines to express my views of the
dangers of the former prime
minister Perry G Christie, the
members of the opposition and
some of their supporters for
appearing by their words to be
attempting to take the Bahamas
and Bahamian people on a rad-
ical and violent political course.
Ever since the results of the
May 2, 2007 general elections
were known and before it was
made official, Perry Christie and
the PLP appeared to embark
on this course. Could it have
possibly been the result of the
talk show host, who suggested
that the PLP had won the elec-
tion, and a calculated plan of
the PLP if they had lost? I say
calculated because the then
SPrime Minister said to his sup-
porters that night to stay on the
battle field because the war was
not ovei. In my opinion this
statement seemed to be incit-
ing mischief. Months later, four
more of his MPs are also singing
the vwa cry -.Allyson Gibson,
Shane Gibson. Alfred Gray and
Brave Davis claiming the FNM
had cheated them out of their
victory at the poles. This morn-
ing's editorial under the heading
".1'P rhetoric inciting lawless-
ness''" (Hubert's boorish behav-
iot ) shows the radical and vio-
len coutisc the PLP has taken.
(;od l help us all.
Bahamas. let me remind you
that \ e were at this junction in
our political life before when
supporters of the PLP during
the administration of Lynden
Pindling actually carried out a
\iolct attack on the then leader
of the FNM. Mr Pindling was
\\ise to distance himself from
thle violent attack by stating that
he had no knowledge of the
attack. That attack was before
an election.
Ex-Prime Minister Christie
and his MPs on the other hand.
have turned to calling you, me
and all the good thinking
Bahamian citizens of the

place on Prince George Dock.
They said to the Minister that
they are not moving. The tent
that they are using now was giv-
en to them by the FNM gov-
ernment along with compensa-
tion for their loses in the market
fire. Now the vendors have the
gall to say that this government
did not consult them in closing
the market for cleaning up the
filthy mess which they were.
responsible for. I cry shame on
them, but being PLPs, some
don't seem have either shame
or gratitude. For me alone I
would let them rot where they
are but who am I.
What has the PLP govern-
ment done for them in five
years? Both you and I know,
nothing but promises. Mr
Christie you said that the war
has not ended. Some of your
MPs say that it has just begun. I
would like to know what war
you are talking about. If it's
anything like what my wife and
I experienced on the night after
the election of May 2007 when
the PLP supporters thought
their party had won and passed
our home screaming and taunt-
ing us.
Let me say here and now, I
have no axe to grind with the
PLP, BDM, IND or whatever.
My brothers are of different
political choices and I respect
them for their choices. By the
way I am a FNM supporter. To
all those PLP supporters who
are stupid enough to listen to
Perry, Allyson, Shane, and
Alfred, history will always
remember you, like history has
remembered the violent attack
of the then FNM leader (Cecil
Wallace Whitfield) in Lewis
Yard. You will have your name,
but I will not roll over and play
dead when it comes to protect-
ing myself and my family in the
war zone. I hope to God this
will be the end of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party!
August 15 2007

Looking forward to moving

on from Greenslade affair

EDITOR, The Tribune
WOULD you please print
this ,short letter in your very
popular newspaper forme.
Madam. I write to give my

opinion on this major breaking
news in our country that seems
to suggest history is being made
where a Police Officer, for the
first time, has received gifts
from the public. I am quite sure
Mr. Greenslade did not ask,
bp nffr fnni rQnn-rt

money given to charity. Please
note that I help numerous
fatherless children and people
in need every day, thereby pre-
venting future crimes, so you
all can donate seventy-five per-
cent of that auction money my
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get_, UlLe I LrVUULr Ul sung-armll Wdy. lUUn ong lLwaU LU ItoreceV
anyone for those gifts. The gifts ing the cheque.
A were given to him purely in I look forward to the nex
appreciation and gratitude. major press conference beinl
A n its Hopefully, if any other officer about the reduction of robbers
ever received gifts before, all rapists, murderers, child moles
gifts were returned or auc- ters and women abusers on ou
tioned, and this is not a case streets.
where "1 never received any
SPlae you?" Everyday Living Ministries
By the way, it was said that Nassau
The Finest in Ladies M the gifts will be sold and the August 9 2007

\pparel & Accessories Looking for a solution

to education problems

EDITOR, The Tribune businesses that need educated
5 AS A parent and a citizen in This is a solution I think gov-
this country, I am concerned ernment can do-rehire some
Sto rew ide about the national grade. For of the old principals who head-
S the past few years now most cit- ed schools in this country, espe-
izens wait eagerly for the results cially those who headed schools
Sale of the national grades for junior in the nineteen seventies and
and senior school students. On early eighties. These principals
hearing the results citizen and had to have been respected by
._1n1:....n.- ano.' patren 'P


politician talKS about wnat
needed to be done for the first
weeks, after that it's business
as usual until next year and it's
time for the results again. I won-
der if atnone slops to think
what would happen when it's
time for this generation to gov-
ern this country. As people get
older a next generation will rise
up and take control of the coun-
try. What would happen when
it's time for this generation with
the national grade average D
to be in control of the country?
Does this country have to go
back to employing foreigners
to work in banks and other


ooth students anu parents. Thenc
purpose is that the committee
be formed for a complete over-
haul of the education system in
this country and recommenda-
tion be made to the govern-
ment, which then could be used
as the guideline for the ministry
of education for junior and high
school. I think that we as a
nation can find a solution to this
problem and once again we as a
nation can be proud of our
school students.
August 2007

Bahamas thieves. He said that
the FNM stole their victory. Mr
Christie, instead of accusing the
FNM of stealing your victory,
look in your own house and
answer these questions.
1) Why did a member of your
party order a print order of
41,000 sample ballots similar to
the ones that were used in the
May 2007 election and some of
them were found at some
polling stations?
2) Didn't one of your MPs at
the time admit giving members
of the public funds when it was
alleged in the news that some of
the candidates were buying
I say to all Bahamians who
voted to oust the PLP from
power in 2007. Well done, well
done, my brothers and sisters.
In 2002 they called themselves
the new PLP. The Bahamas
gave them a second chance I
did not- because they said they
were "new." Well, you and I
know exactly who and what
they are.
I want the Bahamian people
to take notice of one of the
PLP's mischiefs, the straw mar-
ket. The other day the FNM
said that they would move the
vendors to Prince George
Dock. The vendors said that
they were not moving. I will go
as far as to say that the majori-
ty of the straw vendors are PLP
supporters and alliance. In the
last FNM administration, the
government was planning to put
the vendors on Prince George
Dock, but was set back because
of the US government's securi-
ty measures. So that was thrown
out of the window and the FNM
government was voted out of
office. Some of the straw ven-
dors were complaining that the
location was not good for busi-
ness. This new FNM govern-
ment has afforded the vendors a

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Man fined
for trying to

break into

accused of attempting to
break into a church were
arraigned in Freeport Magis-
trate's Court on Monday.
Ralph Fawkes, 61, of Bass
Lane, and Dennis Butler, 53,
of Garden Villas, were
charged before Deputy Chief
Magistrate Helen Jones.
It is alleged that the men,
being concerned together,
attempted to break and enter
the Faith, Truth and Deliv-
erance Ministry Internation-
al Church on Fawcett Lane,
with intent to steal.
The incident is alleged to
have taken place on Satur-
day August 18.
Butler pleaded guilty and
was fined $500. Failure to
pay will result in a three
month prison sentence.
Fawkes, however, pleaded
not guilty to the charge, and
was granted $2,500 bail with
one surety.

New Zealand
'refused to take
refugees from
NEW Zealand refused
several times to take
detainees the US wanted to
relocate from its Guan-
tanamo Bay military prison,
a senior official said Mon-
day, according to Associated
"In 2005 and early 2006,
New Zealand declined sev-
eral requests from the United
States to resettle Guan-
tanamo Bay detainees as
refugees in New Zealand,"
the Labor Department's
refugee services director
Kevin Third said in a state-
He was responding to
questions after it was
revealed that Washington
had asked Canada to accept
detainees of Uighur descent,
because they were likely to
be at risk if sent back to Chi-
Earlier this month, The
Canadian Press reported that
notes prepared for former
Foreign Affairs Minister
Peter MacKay in February
indicate the Bush adminis-
tration asked Canada to
accept Guantanamo Bay
detainees of Uighur descent
from China's Xinjiang region
who were deemed to be no
threat to national security.
Canada balked at the
requests to provide asylum,
according to the documents.
The US was not prepared
to resettle the men in its own
territory, but could not send
them back to China for fear
they would face persecution.
The Pentagon has con-
firmed the US government
had talks with other coun-
tries over the possible trans-
fer of detainees.

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Pastor calls for community

force in fight against crime

A NEW auxiliary community
force which could gain the trust
of ordinary people is needed as
part of the campaign to fight
crime, a leading pastor said yes-
Many communities where
crime flourishes feel isolated
and alienated from the estab-
lishment, said the Rev C B
Moss, whose church in Bain
Town is also the hub of his life
as a social activist.
"There is no use police turn-
ing up armed in a patrol car
expecting to get the co-opera-
tion of these people," he said.
"We need a new auxiliary
force made up of former police
or Defence Force officers, or
even teachers, who know the
people they are dealing with,"
he said.
"I believe there are people
who, recognizing what our dif-
ficulties are, would offer their
services for a stipend," he
added. "We need a force that
is able to interact with the peo-

His comments came as he
outlined the aims of a new
"Bahamas Against Crime" cam-
paign which, he hopes, will
involve all sectors of society and
bring home to criminals that the
people are against them.
"We are at a crossroads in
this country," said Rev Moss,
"We must get into the minds of
our people and address the
underlying causes of our crime
"It is an attempt to assemble
a substantial number of people
to express our solidarity and
collective opposition to crime."
The campaign, sponsored by
Civil Society and the Bahamas
Christian Council, among oth-
ers, resembles the "Hands
Across the Bahamas" campaign
of 1988, when anti-crime
demonstrators successfully ral-
lied opposition to foreign and
local drug dealers.
At that time, said Rev Moss,
the idea was to rid the country
of the scourge of drugs, and to
build opposition to foreign traf-

"In those days, the crime
problem was external, now it's
internal," he said, "At the time,
we were at the height of the
drug problem and people were
walking round like zombies all

over the place.
"It is not quite so easy nowa-
days to identify the villain
because the villain is within us,"
he added, "but at least it's bet-
ter now in that the violence is
not so pronounced.
"Then you had major
shootouts. It was more graphic
because of the foreign element
involved. Nowadays most of our
homicides arise from relation-
ships. In those days, people just
turned up dead."
Consequently, the new cam-
paign must be "more introspec-
tive" with an ongoing dialogue
between professionals, con-
cerned citizens and especially
those most affected by the
crime wave.
In the past, Rev Moss has
predicted that the Bahamas
would become as lawless as
Jamaica in ten to 15 years unless
the matter was taken in hand.
Yesterday, he told The Tri-
bune that he was confident the
problem could still be con-
tained, but only if all of society

was willing to get involved in
the process.
He said the campaign would
need at least $1 million, all to be
properly accounted for and
audited by reputable account-
ing companies.
"We need to address the
problem from the earliest age,"
he said, "We need to catch the
young guy riding the wrong way
up a one-way street and tell him
what he's doing wrong.
"If we don't, he'll go on to
do other things wrong because
nobody is stopping him. In the
end, he will shoot somebody
and we'll wonder why."
While police were preoccu-
pied with major crime, it was
necessary to establish an auxil-
iary force to deal with more
minor matters, he said.
This would.involve interac-
tion with parents of unruly chil-
dren to ensure accountability.
Details of the 'Bahamas
Against Crime' campaign are
expected to be announced later
this week.

Abaco still 'tempting' for US investment

DESPITE the US property
slump, Abaco remains a tempt-
ing target for inward foreign
investment, largely from Amer-
icans, island sources said yes-
A proposed new multi-mil-
lion dollar marina, condo and
residential resort at Schooner
Bay, 20 miles south of Marsh
Harbour, is a firm indicator of
investor confidence in Abaco's
future, they claimed.
There are also plans for 20 or
30 more condos on Man 'o' War
Cay and for a 100-slip marina
south of Sandy Point.
"There has been a slight dip
in second-home interest, and
one of two realtors are squeal-
ing, but the overall picture for
Abaco is very good," said one
business source.

"The Florida housing market
is still very bad, and prices are
still falling, but investment from
there is still targeted on Aba-
co, much to the Bahamas gov-
ernment's annoyance. They
would like to see more money
going into other Family
Much of Abaco's recent suc-
cess has been'founded on the
second-home market, and it is a
sector that islanders want to
If rented, second-homes
ensure a continued influx of
foreign tourist money into
the island economy, boost-
ing retail and restaurant
Just as importantly, they
are not as vulnerable to
changing fortunes as big

Firearms found after chase

Tribune Freeport Reporter
were taken into custody in con-
nection with the discovery of
an illegal firearm following a
police chase at the Hunters set-
Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said that the incident
began when officers reportedly
observed a vehicle run a red
traffic light at a junction on
Queen's Highway.
He said that officers assigned
to the Mobile Patrol Division
were in the area of the Allied
Service Station on Queens
Highway around 7.20pm on
Monday and observed the tan
Ford Contour, which was trav-
elling south along Fishing Hole
Road, fail to stop at the light.
Mr Rahming said the officers
immediately gave chase, fol-
lowing tihe vehicle south along
Grand Bahamian Way, and
pulled it over near West Sun-
rise Highway.
"The driver quickly exited the
vehicle and began walking
towards the police vehicle, but
was told by the officers as they

were getting out of their vehicle
to remain by his vehicle." he
Mr Rahming said the driver,
however, ran back to his car and
sped off.
He said the officers once again
gave chase, this time following
the vehicle south along Grand
Bahamian Way into the Hunters
settlement, where the driver was
forced to stop in the area of the
Chef Creole Restaurant.
The occupants were ordered
to get out of the vehicle.
During a search of the car,
Mr Rahming said, officers
reportedly discovered a silver
and black .45 Ruger semi-auto-
matic pistol loaded with nine
live .45 bullets.
A 32-year-old resident of
Bass Lane and a 31-year-old
resident of Ponce-De-Leon Dri-
ve have been taken into cus-
tody in connection with the inci-
dent and are currently at the
Central Detective Unit, where
they are assisting police with
their investigations.
Mr Rahming said formal
charges in connection with the
matter are expected to be filed
some time on Wednesday.

hotel developments.
"If a big hotel or resort
closes, the local economy suf-
fers a major impact. But if
five or six second-home own-
ers pack up and leave,
nobody notices," said the
Abaco's popularity has
become evident also in the suc-
cess of the Baker's Bay resort,
which has now reportedly sold
lots worth more than $200 mil-
The Guana Cay develop-
ment, along with The Abaco
Club at Winding Bay, is attract-
ing high-end business which fits
in well with Abaco's tourism
"Growth has slowed a little,
but. Abaco's future still looks
rosy," said the source.


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Artisans study

the importance

of packaging

SCORES of Nassau artisans
took advantage of a two-day
workshop on the professional
packaging of craft and souvenir

items sponsored by the
"Authentically Bahamian"
department of the Ministry of

v M & Z
* CRAFT marketing consultant Bruqe Baker (left) tells of the
importance of packaging

Conducted by internationally
renowned craft marketing con-
sultant Bruce Baker, the work-
shop will beheld in Freeport,
Grand Bahama today and
"Making a good presentation
of your product is central to a
successful enterprise," deputy
director general of tourism
David Johnson those in atten-
dance at the opening session on
Monday at British Colonial
"It is important to make your
product uniquely attractive -
especially eye-catching to the
consumer while preserving its
local flavour and its indigenous
properties," he said.
Headed by Rowc.ia Rolle,
the Authentically Bahamian
'department was started 13 years
ago to assist Bahamian artisans
in marketing their products.
"As we are dealing with a
global market," said Ms Rolle,
"we want our small business
persons, whom we support, to
be equipped with the skill to
professionally package and pre-

* DEPUTY director general of tourism David Johnson
encouraged Bahamian artisans to remain authentic
(Photos: MoT/Gladstone Thurston)

sent their items.
"Soon eshopbahamas.com
will be launched to showcase
authentically Bahamian prod-
ucts. We want our artisans to
be ready."
Mr Baker, who is visiting
the Bahamas for the second
time, has a master of arts
degree in jewelry design.
He has conducted more
than 500 workshops for art
and craft artists in the USA
and Canada. He is a con-
tributing editor to The Crafts
Some of the points covered
on Monday and Tuesday
included packaging; point of
purchase display; sales and
marketing techniques; trends
in packaging and pricing.
Mr Johnson underscored
the importance for souvenir
items being authentically

"Attractive, authentic,
improved products and prod-
uct packaging greatly increas-
es the saleability of your prod-
ucts," he said.
"It is useless having a beau-
tiful, shiny, aromatic bar of
soap for sale if, from the out-
side, customers can't see its
colour, appreciate its glossy
shine, get a glimpse of its
beauty, or even smell a hint
of its fragrance."
And, authenticity, Mr John-
son added, sets the standard.
"Something authentic
invokes trust," he said. "It pro-
motes faithfulness. And some-
thing authentic is recognisable.
"I urge you not to be 'like
someone else.' Be exceptional.
Create your own brand iden-
tification. Let your product
and its packaging be incom-
parable and speak volumes to
your clients."

Evangelistic Centre Ministries hosts summer booster programme

0 In brief

Winners of
for Success Club 3956 has
announced the winners of its
humorous speech and evalua-
tion contest held on Thursday
August 16.
Wentworth Manson, a seven
year veteran and past president,
won the coveted title of Best
Humorous Speaker for the sec-
ond time in three years beat-
ing out four other contestants.
Paulette Bethel defeated
three other contestants in the
evaluation portion of the com-
The first runner up in both
contests is Michael Mackey. All
three toastmasters advance to
the area level competition which
will be held on Thursday, Sep-
tember 6, at the Ministry of
Health Meeting Street at 6pm.
Attendance is open to the public.
"All the members of Club
3956 are proud of Wentworth
and Paulette and we wish them
the best of luck at the next lev-
el." said club president Keshelle
Toastmasters Club 3956
meets the first, second and third
Thursday of each month at
6.30pm, at the Ministry of
Health Building located on
Meeting Street.

drowns in
after capsize

SCORES of children from
the Bain and Grant's Town area
attended Evangelistic Centre
Ministries' summer booster pro-
The programme is for chil-
dren from the ages 5 to 15 and
was held from August 13 to 17,

9am to 1pm.
For years the church opened
their doors to host the tradi-
tional Vacation Bible School,
however this year the church
embarked upon this approach
to summer activities which cov-
ered mathematics, English lan-

guage, Bible craft and sports.
Awards were given out for
the most outstanding boy and
girl in the primary, junior and
senior divisions which the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture sponsor along with corpo-
rate donations.

Top housekeeper recognized in Grand Bahama

MAUREEN Bethel's evalu-
ations read like a star-studded
report-card in the housekeep-
ing department at Wyndham
Viva Fortuna Beach Resort in
Lucaya Grand Bahama.
The glowing reports from
guests at the resort about her

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excellent work have led to Ms
Bethel being recognized as the
property's Employee of the
Month for July and August this
This week the resort's gen-
eral manager, Roberto
Paresce, presented Miss

Bethel with prizes and
informed her that she is now
eligible for the Employee of
the Year Award.
"Our employees, represent-
ing all areas of the Grand
Bahama's number one all-inclu-
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through training," said Mr
"We are proud to see the
many commendations from
our clients to Miss Bethel, who
does a tremendous.job ensur-
ing that our guests are satis-
He noted that the property
is presently planning further
training to compliment the in-
house programme.
Lynn Mclntosh, manager of
A & G Chemicals and Janito-
rial Supplies, which manages
the Housekeeping Depart-
ment, said that the house-
keeping staff "embrace these
opportunities for training, as
we're dedicated to catering to
the every whim of Viva's

clients, hence our emphasis on
ensuring that our staff is
trained and ready to provide
What the client expects.
"Our philosophy is to train
people everyday. This train-
ing impact the guests as the
staff is more motivated and
they understand that the most
important thing is service, as
they give that human touch so
that our guests and people are
happy to come back."
Ms Bethel said she is happy
that guests are pleased with
her efforts, adding that they
often put their feelings in writ-
ing through letters and e-mails.
"I'm happy to be remem-
bered by my work and to
know that I've pleased some-
one," she said.

Santo Domingo
EMERGENCY officials said
Monday that they recovered the
body of one of five fishermen
missing after their boat capsized
on a lake amid thunderstorm
winds, according to Associated
The winds may have been
produced by the outer bands of
the Hurricane Dean, which at
the time was a Category 4
storm, said Richard Knabb of
the National Hurricane Center
in Miami. The hurricane was
roughly 350 miles south-west at
the time.
Divers found Antonio Javier
Pena, 17, who had been one of
eight aboard the small boat in a
central Dominican province on
Sunday. Three men survived,
and rescue workers were still
searching Monday for four oth-
er fishermen aged 18 to 30.
Dominican authorities have
issued flood and landslide alerts
amid continuing rain.

charged with
failing to try to
stop killing
San Juan
A PUERTO Rican police-
woman accused of watching a
fellow officer shoot an unarmed
man to death was charged Mon-
day with first-degree murder as
an accomplice, according to
Associated Press.
Zulma Diaz de Leon was
ordered to stand trial for
allegedly failing to intervene in
the August 11 killing of Miguel
Caceres Cruz in the eastern
coastal town of Humacao,
which was captured on video
and broadcast on TV news and
the Internet.
The judge said he did not find
enough evidence to issue an
arrest warrant for another offi-
cer present during the shooting.
De Leon posted a $10,000 unse-
cured bond.
Already charged in the case is
Javier Pagan Cruz, a 14-year
police veteran who faces one
count of first-degree murder.
The video shows Caceres
struggling with several officers
before he is forced to the
ground and a gunshot goes off,
the bullet striking Pagan's leg.
Seconds later. Pagan can been.
seen standing over the man and
shooting him at least three times
once in the head while two
other officers stand nearby.
Pagan has been suspended
until the police department con-
cludes an investigation, and the
other two officers were forced
to take a leave of absence.
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In brief Minnis says no need to fear


election put
on hold after
Dean passes


JAMAICA'S Electoral
Commission on Tuesday
postponed the nation's
August 27 general elections
until an assessment of dam-
age from Hurricane Dean is
completed, according to
Assoicated Press.
Dean lashed Jamaica on
Sunday, causing extensive
damage to the eastern region
and sections of the capital.
Errol Miller, chairman of
the Electoral Commission,
said Prime Minister Portia
Simpson Miller and Bruce
Golding, leader of the oppo-
sition Jamaica Labour Party,
have been advised of tihe
The election will mark the
first time that Simpson
Miller, Jamaica's first female
prime minister, faces a test
for leadership of this
Caribbean nation at the polls.
She became prime minis-
ter last year after beating
three opponents to take over
leadership of the ruling Peo-
ple's National Party from
then Prime Minister PJ Pat-
terson, who had led Jamaica
for the previous 14 years.
Miller, whose People's
National Party has been in
power since 1989. said Gov-
ernor General Kenneth Hall
will soon announce a new
election date.
"There's the matter of
damage and areas where the
police are still working." she
Roofless houses, downed
power lines, shredded trees
and minor flooding mar
Jamaica's landscape after the
hurricane tore through. But
the eye of the storm passed to
the south, over the
Caribbean, sparing Jamaica
from worse destruction.
"It is not as bad as we
would have expected given
the magnitude of the hurri-
cane," said Krechet Douglas-
Greaves, a spokeswoman for
the Office of Disaster Pre-
paredness and Emergency
Police said the storm
caused two deaths: An elder-
ly man killed when his house
collapsed in the hills of St.
Andrew parish and a man
who died after he was struck
by flying debris in Trelawny
On Tuesday about 6,445
people remained at 268 shel-
ters across Jamaica, Douglas-
Greaves said.
The airport in the north-
western resort city of Mon-
tego Bay reopened on Mon-
day, and Kingston's airport
was expected to resume full
operations on Tuesday.

malaria outbreak in Exuma

of Health and Social Develop-
ment Dr Hubert Minnis has
moved to quell fears of another
malaria outbreak in Exuma.
He reassured residents of
Great Exuma and the sur-
rounding cays that they should
have no "fear or concern".
This follows reports that a vis-
itor to the island was diagnosed
with the disease earlier this
Dr Minnis told Exumians that
officers from the Ministry of
Health and Environment, the
Department of Public Health
and the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services "have
the matter under control."
He said his ministry has
increased its surveillance on the
island in an effort to continue to
ensure that "we do not have a
problem here within mainland
Exuma or its cays."
The minister was speaking at
a town meeting on Monday,
and many of those attending
commended the Department of
Environmental Health Services

for its "outstanding work" in
the vector control department.
Dr Minnis told the residents
that community health work-
ers, public health personnel and
environmental health workers
will be "kept in place" to ensure
that anopheles mosquito levels
remain within locally and inter-
nationally accepted norms.
He said the Bahamas,
through the efforts of the
Department of Environmental
Health Services, has historical-
ly been able to keep the
anopheles population at accept-
ed levels much like the state of
Florida, which also has an
anopheles population.
"Malaria can only be trans-
mitted by a certain type of mos-
quito and unfortunately for all
of us both here and in Nassau,
the culprit mosquito the
anopheles mosquito is present
in both islands," Dr Minnis said.
"Because of this fact, we are -
from time to time exposed to
that illness. However, as a result
of the vector control mecha-
nisms we employ, we have been

FirstCaribbean Hosts I

Senior Citizen Day

ON Monday senior citizen customers of First-
Caribbean International Bank were treated to prizes,
surprises and given the royal treatment when they
turned up for business at their favourite branches.
"First Caribbean has come up with a brilliantly
attractive, brand new product to make banking eas-
ier for senior citizens in the Bahamas," said the bank
in a statement.
FirstCaribbean's Retail Banking Section officially
launched the Senior Savers and Chequing Accounts
programme in June of this year.
It provides a number of market-leading benefits,
offered to the bank's customers over the age of 65.

* MINISTER of Health and Social Development Hubert
Minnis (at podium) addresses Exumians during a town meeting
in Georgetown, Exuma. Seated at the minister's immediate left
is chief medical officer Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis.
(Photo: BIS/Patrick Hanna)

able to keep their levels very,
very low and within the inter-
nationally accepted norms.
"But one case of malaria is
still a bit too much and there-

fore we will continue to keep
the community health workers,
our public health personnel and
our environmental health per-
sonnel here to ensure that the

anopheles mosquito level
remains low."


Dr Minnis said that because
The Bahamas is part of "the
global village", there is a "pos-
sibility or likelihood" that
Bahamians may be exposed tc
illnesses that are not common to
the Bahamian population "as
from time to time we will have
immigrants from different parts
of the world among us, and
there is that possibility they can
introduce illnesses that are not
common to our population."
He said health officials will
continue to be vigilant in ensur-
ing that Bahamians are kept
"Our medical teams will con-
tinue to stay abreast of what's
happening around the world
and will continue to be vigilant
locally to ensure that these ill-
nesses are not introduced here
into the Bahamas," Dr Minus

Museum about slavery to open in city that once profited from it


A MUSEUM charting the
history'of the trans-Atlantic
slave trade opens to the public
this week, focussing on the way
this city enriched itself on
human trafficking, but also on
the resistance of enslaved
Africans showed, according to
Associated Press.
In some ways it will be the
latest chapter in Liverpool's
efforts to come to terms with
its past.
In 1999, its city council for-
mally apologised, expressing
"shame and remorse for the
city's role in this trade in human
misery." It also has commis-
sioned statues entitled "Recon-
ciliation" two abstract bronze
figures embracing. They are
being dedicated this year in
Richmond, Virginia, and Benin,
a West African port of call for
Liverpool's slave ships.
Such ships carried millions of

human beings from West Africa
to the plantations of the Americ-
as in a triangular trade that also
brought'profitable cargoes of sug-
ar, tobacco and rum to England.
Beatles fans who visit Penny
Lane in Liverpool often are sur-
prised to learn that it is named
after James Penny, a slave trad-
er and investor in 11 voyages
that took 500 to 600 captives at
a time to the New World.
The new International Slav-
ery Museum is about the histo-
ry of the trans-Atlantic slave
trade, but Richard Benjamin,
its director, said in an interview
that one of its main focuses is
the battle for independence that
slaves waged.
"What I don't want people to
look at is the passive aspect,"
he said. "Even from a historical
aspect, we focus on the resis-
tance of the enslaved Africans."
He said the national museum
won't be "neutral" since it was
created to "actively challenge
bigotry, misunderstanding and

racism. That's the overall aim
of this museum."
A quote from former US
President Woodrow Wilson is
engraved on a concrete wall next
to the entrance of the 1 museum.
It reads, "The history of liberty is
a history of resistance."


Angela Robertson. a muse-
um curator, said the museum
also tries "to tell the story of
The museum opens on 'Thurs-
day, the anniversary of the slave
uprising in French-ruled Haiti
in 1791. This year also marked
the 200th anniversary of the
British parliamentary act that
abolished the slave trade in
Britain's colonies- but not slav-
ery itself.
Sections of the museum are
dedicated to the history of the
African people and celebrate
their cultural influence and

achievements. A strong empha-
sis is placed on Africans' resis-
tance to slavery and the struggle
for theii own liberation.
During the 18th century, Liv-
erpool was the European port
most involved in the trans-
Atlantic slave trade. From Liv-
erpool, ships sailed to West
Africa before transporting hun-
dreds of thousands of enslaved
Africans to the Americas.
Depending on destination,
slaves were then sold through
agents or by public auction. Liv-
erpool grew rich on profits
made from the slave trade.
The city's small black com-
munity also is featured, with
individual "Liverpool Stories"
aiming to promote a greater
understanding of past and pre-
sent interracial relations.
A room called "The Middle
Passage: voyage through death"
recreates, through images and
sounds, the conditions on board
the ships transporting enslaved

The museum also displays
objects related to the abolition-
ist movement that were sold to
raise money for the campaign.
Diaries, invoices and other
archival documents related to
the slave trade can be found
across the collection.
The last section, dedicated to
legacy, is divided into two oppo-
site aspects.
Positive repercussions on con-
temporary culture include col-
orful African costumes and
instruments, while references
to racism and discrimination.
symbolized by a Ku Klux Klan
outfit, remind the visitorr that
the struggle against ignorance
and brutality is ongoing.
The International Slavery
Museum is the first phase of a
project that will include a
research centre in an adjacent
building with facilities for acad-
emics and students. The centre.
to be completed in 2010. will
focus on research into contem-
porary issues related to slavery.

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Ellison Greenslade, development

in Nassau and internet regulation

W E know it's the silly
season, but that
doesn't mean that big grown
men in very senior and super
responsible positions should
suddenly take leave of their
I mean, what was Assistant
Police Commissioner Ellison
Grcenslade's brain on when he
publicly accepted gifts worth
tens of thousands of dollars just
for being transferred from
Freeport to Nassau. A few more
transfers like that and
Grcenslade could retire com-
loltablY withljout even touching
his pension.
And what were his fellow
police officers (who allegedly
provided the gifts) thinking
\N hen they pulled out their wal-
lets to buy a luxury car, his and
her Rolex watches, and an
expensive pair of cell phones
for their ex-boss. Or did they
"solicit" the gifts from grateful
Just before the election, we
\were hearing that police offi-
cers \\re underpaid and over-
worked. But apparently those
in F'reeport either have plenty
of extra cash to buy luxury
goods, or plenty of free time to
solicit them. Too bad
Greenslade wasn't also a rev-
eiend hle could probably
have received a vacation villa

to boot.
And then, after accepting
the gifts, Greenslade and oth-
ers have the astounding lack
of judgment to actually offer a
public defence. How can a
senior police officer justify
accepting such valuable gifts
for simply doing a job? The
whole episode is weirdly rem-
iniscent of the time when Sir
Lynden Pindling was present-
ed with a Rolls Royce from
"PLP supporters", as well as
$16,000 in $100 bills from his
poor South Andros con-
stituents, just for being prime
And if Greenslade couldn't
figure out by himself whether
or not to accept such gifts, all he
had to do was Google the ques-
tion "should police officers
accept valuable gifts?" He
would have found hundreds of
pages of advice on the subject
from all over the world.

T transformation is a big
word, both in thd num-
ber of letters it has and what it
takes to achieve it in the real
And the transformation of
Nassau is apparently a very big
deal indeed for our power bro-
kers, even though we are los-


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ing cruise tourists as we speak,
stores and restaurants are clos-
ing, rats have taken over the
flea market, and no-one wants
to go downtown anymore.
Let's face it, Nassau is
unpleasant, uncomfortable,

Let's face it,
Nassau is
dirty and
wholly lacking
in things to do.

unattractive, dirty and wholly
lacking in things to do.
We've been talking about a
transformation for decades, and
over the past five years foreign
consultants produced a plan
endorsed by the previous gov-
ernment that called for moving
the city's freight port to the
windward side of the island and
redeveloping the waterfront
from Montagu to Ara\wak Cay.
The problem is money in
more ways than one.
At one point. Bay Street
was the throbbing economic
heart of the country. If my
grandfather didn't go down-
town every day, he wasn't liv-
ing. And Bay Street was the
source of commercial power
for the white oligarchy that
preceded the current elite.
That power was based on the
fact that Nassau was both a
market and a port.
Older Bahamians of both
races consider our main drag to
represent the nation's yin and
yang as in Yin Finlayson and
Yang Bethell. In Chinese phi-
losophy yin is the dark force
and yang the bright force. Each
contains an element or seed of
the other, and they cannot exist
without each other.

o ever since the PLP
came to power in 1967
they have been the irresistible
force crashing against the
immovable object of Bay Street.
In fact, that's probably one of
the main reasons downtown has
been allowed to deteriorate
over the years because yin
was trying to chase yang out.
It's called cutting off your nose
to spite your face.
So it took years of painstak-
ing negotiations between the
private and public sectors,
between PLPs and FNMs,
between landlords and planners,

to eventually arrive at a shaky
consensus that something had
to be done, in the face of obvi-
ous decline. For many, the key
to revitalisation was moving the
freight port out of the city, fol-
lowed by the creation of a
downtown management author-
A slew of sites loi a new port
were considered by the consul-
tants from Arawak Cay to
Coral Harbour to Southwest
Bay. And to make a long story
short, the reluctant Nassau ship-
pers were dragooned into going
along with the Clifton choice.
But being the hard-nosed busi-
nessmen that they are, they
wanted to see an economic
study before making a final
commitment. That study (pro-
duced by the Dutch consulting
firm Ecorys) will be ready next
There are several problems
with the Southwest Bay pro-
posal as there are with all
the other options. But, as we
said before, the chief drawback
is money. A preliminary report
from Ecorys a few months ago
estimated the cost of moving
the port to Clifton at more than
$200 million. That is a huge
amount of money for our little
economy, and you can bet that
it won't he the final bottom line.

The private interests that
own the downtown
waterfront get most of their
income from the existing freight
terminals and so have little
incentive to spend millions relo-
cating to crown land. And the
previous government's plan also
called for building residential
condos on their waterfront
property, implying that yang
would soon be taken out of the
equation altogether.
But the recent change of
government seems to have
altered the dynamics of the
whole process. Proposals that
were ignored or discounted
over the past five years now
have a wider currency. For
example, suggestions to con-
solidate the container termi-
nals downtown, or move them
to Arawak Cay, are back on
the table. As are proposals to
convert Arawak Cay into a
landmark tourist site as was
originally planned when the
island was created by dredge
spoil back in the 1960s.
A quick and dirty costing for
consolidating the terminals
downtown by reclaiming the
harbour and extending Collins
Avenue as the main entrance
to the port has been put at $50
million. A more recent propos-
al for moving the port to
Arawak Cay was priced at $75
million. And some say the
whole issue boils down to the
price of imported grits.

- *HCA

A week or so ago, the deputy
prime minister (who is also a
major shipping landlord) called
an informal meeting of the
downtown constituency osten-
sibly to get the Bay Street
improvement process going
again. That's because some
participants say the whole thing
has come to a shuddering halt
for political reasons, while yin
and yang go around in circles

The Nassau Economic
Development Com-
mission appointed by the for-
mer government no longer
exists. It was a public-private
sector umbrella for two task
forces one dealing with the
port relocation and one pro-
moting downtown improve-
We are told that the port
committee remains in place
(now chaired by Melanie
Roach), waiting for Ecorys to
submit its $400,000 blockbuster
report in September. The
downtown committee is still
chaired by Charles Klonaris
but has been subsumed by the
Nassau Tourism Development
Board, which is preparing a
white paper for the govern-
ment to legislate a manage-
ment authority for the city.
Insiders say that's something
the FNM was working on just
prior to the 2002 general elec-
Meanwhile, the shippers held

Too bad
wasn't also a
reverend he
could probably
have received a
vacation villa
to boot.

a meeting this week to discuss
short-term measures to improve
traffic congestion on Bay Street.
Reportedly, the prevailing view
was that it didn't make sense to
pursue the port issue until the
government was able to finalise
a genuine action plan for down-
town redevelopment.
After all, they say, there are
many port cities around the
world with successful tourist
products Miami, New
Orleans and Charleston, for
example. So the crunch point
will come when the Ecorys
report is presented on Septem-
ber 24.

T here has been a lot of
shock horror lately
about the vitriolic propaganda
spouted on Fred Mitchell's "for-
mer" web site, with some calling

for regulation or censorship of
Internet news sites as a result.
According to the putative i
"Mitchell" site: "Every critic of
what was printed here can go
to hell...we don't give a
damn." But there are other
Bahamian political sites on the
Internet that are much worse
than this.
First there was the ebullient
ebloggy.com, run by the rela-
tively anonymous bloggy boyz.
This was a pro-Ingraham blog
that took Bahamian political
commentary to new levels -
using cartoons, photoshopped
images, personal insults and
colourful language to make
what sometimes were very good
points. Mitchell was a frequent
butte of their jokes, and even
yours truly suffered from time
to time.
Ebloggy switched off their
stream of consciousness com-
mentary after the FNM election
win, posting the following self-
important sign-off: "The
moment of decision has come'
and gone. All the world is a
stage, and we are just a page,
in life's book of song. This isn't '
a dress rehearsal these are '
our lives, and these are our I
times. We feel that we have
upped the ante for the Bahami-
an blogsphere forever. Thank
you one and all for your sup-
port through the years."
This site operated at a fre-
netic pace for years but we
don't recall anyone calling for
its censorship or closure.
Then there was the amateur-
ish Bahamas Potcake site, which
appeared to be a PLP- or
Mitchell-inspired response to
Ebloggy. It was originally writ-
ten by one Andrew Burrows
but was taken off the Internet
after a local lawyer was libelled.
And it also featured insults,
conspiracy theories and colour-
ful language.
The site was recently recon-
stituted at
and according to the bloggy
boyz it is now produced by one
Keenan Johnson, a 22-year-old
Bahamian law student. The new
potcake says Hubert Ingraham
is seriously ill (and not on holi-
day), Ellison Greenslade was
"targeted" for being a fair cop,
and a Haitian supergang called
Zo Poun is the real power
behind the FNM (whatever
happened to the UBP?)
Here's a sample of what pot-
cake has in store for jaded read-
ers: "An interesting conflict of
interest thing with Brent, Phen-
ton and others, and an expose
on just what kind of shit passes
for journalism at The Tribune.
Your potcake has an exclusive
copy of an e-mail that shows
just how lousy a hack John Mar-
quis is."
The question of Internet reg-
ulation vs freedom of speech is
an issue we will return to when
the silly season is over.

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Woman charged

FROM page one

ture wound to the right thigh
which was serious and poten-
tially fatal.
This revelation prompted
the woman to indicate that
she had also sustained bruis-
es about her body and was
also two months pregnant.
Sgt Bannister said that
reports suggest there may
have been an altercation both
physical and sexual in nature.
Adderley was granted
$8,000 bail with one surety.
The case was adjourned to
Tuesday, August 28.
Adderley, who said she
intends to reside with her
mother, was ordered to
report to the nearest police
station every Saturday before

Man, 83

FROM page one

ter evidence to prove its
"They are talking all
kinds of nonsense without
substantiating that the mon-
ey was in fact paid to him,"
he said.
Mr Colebrooke worked
for BTC for about 40 years.
During that time, money
was regularly taken from his
wages and deposited in the
pension fund, administered
by the union.
At the time he retired, Mr
Colebrooke said he had
"enough money" saved to
not ask for his pension mon-
ey immediately. However,
years later the union tried
tb deny him the money.
"I said, 'If you've paid
me, who did I receive the
cheque from?" said Mr
To add to his frustration,
he claims that a conversa-
tion with the most recent
president of the BCPOU,
Robert Farquharson, result-
ed in an admission by Mr
Farquharson that the file
containing details of Mr
Colebrooke's accounts at
the union -had been
"Something needs to be
done to help this man," said
Mr Zervos.
Mr Colebrooke said he
wants the money now so he
can hand it down to his chil-
dren to help them in the
future. "What belongs to
me, let me have," he said.
The pensioner said that
the money would make a
big difference to his quality
of living and that of his chil-
The Tribune has been
unable to contact Mr Far-
quharson for comment on
the matter as he is said to be
on vacation.

Twelve attackers 'attempt

to kidnap' DJ Chuck Fenda

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Pindling International air-
port he told the person who
had picked him up that he
wanted to meet with his
long-time friend 100 JAMZ
DJ Dion "The Butcher"
Knowles to record a mes-
sage of apology to the
Bahamian people and
explain why he felt he had
let them down.
"Butcher" suggested that
Fenda come to his home in
Jubilee Gardens to make the
In the recording he apol-
ogised to the Bahamian peo-
ple and explained that his
failure to perform Saturday
night was beyond his con-
trol. He claimed that the
promoters "didn't want to
pay me and did not want to
pay my band members."
However, he said, he did
not want to let the Bahami-
an people down and decided
that he would work for free
Saturday night.
He said he went to the
venue intending to perform,
but "they barred us and dis-
respected us." He said he
was told "this is not
Jamaica, this is the
Bahamas, this is our coun-
try." He said he wanted to
perform without pay and to
explain to the Bahamian
people what went wrong.
Fenda said he felt badly
about letting Bahamians
down and promised to come
back to do a bigger and bet-
ter performance. However,
he said, "they told me they
were going to call a friend
at Immigration" to make
certain that he and his band
never returned to the
On Monday evening, hav-
ing completed the record-
ing, the reggae star was leav-
ing Mr Knowles' home when
four vehicles suddenly
pulled up and blocked his
Some 12 men, several
armed with handguns, got
out of the vehicles and
reportedly attempted to lock
Fenda in the trunk of one of
their cars.
Fenda fought the men and
was beaten badly in the
At one point, after the

assailants had manoeuvred
Fenda into the trunk, the
reggae star fought to keep
one of his arms outside the
trunk to prevent the men
closing it.
The attackers repeatedly
slammed the trunk down on
Fenda's arm and head, eye
witnesses said.
When the attackers were
unable to lock the reggae
star in the trunk, they aban-
doned their attempt to
abduct him and fled the
Fenda escaped back into
his friend's house and later
went to the Cable Beach
police station to report the
matter. He was then taken
under police escort to
Chief Supt Miller yester-
day said that Fenda made a
report to CDU headquarters
at 9.40pm Monday.
"He had some injuries. He
had to go to hospital, was
treated and then dis-
charged," he said.
Mr Miller said police are
currently pursuing leads
based on information given
to them by Fenda.
The reggae star left the
Bahamas yesterday after-
noon to return to his home
in hurricane-stricken
Fenda, born LeShorn
Whitehead in Brooklyn,
New York, appeared on the
reggae scene more than a
decade ago and is now tak-
ing his career to a higher
level establishing his own
recording, management and
booking label to deal with
his own affairs as well as
exposing new talent to the
In 1997 Fenda relocated
from New York to Jamaica,
establishing himself as a
strong force on the dance
hall scene.
In 2003, after embracing
the Rastafarian way of life,
he adopted the 'Poor Peo-
ple Defenda' cause, shed-
ding his bad boy image and
focusing on creating lyrics
about the plight of the poor.
With hits such as "Rough
Out Deh", "Better Days",
"Haffi Win", and "I Swear",
Fender established himself
as a leading voice for con-
scious, violence-free Rasta-
farian reggae.


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Minister: some concerns

over proposed Alb

South Ocean devel

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Cay from 6.30pm to 9pm.
"We're not trying to
review or reverse the pro-
ject. We just want to ensure
that we have adequate pub-
lic comment, and public
information distributed on
the proposed develop-
ments, so that the govern-
ment can make informed
decisions, and the public
can come to informed con-
clusions," Mr Deveaux said.
Regarding possible areas
of contention with the
developments, Mr Deveaux
said: "Access to the beach,
once these two projects go
ahead, would be a concern.
And so we are giving the
developers an opportunity
to present to the public
what they propose to do, so
that the public can digest it
and offer their opinion."
The $1.3 billion Albany
project, which was negoti-
ated and signed by the pre-
vious PLP administration
encompasses some 500
acres and includes a rerout-
ing of the South West
Road. creating a private
and exclusive community.
Partners in the deal include
Park Ridge Securities, The
Tavistock Group and
golfers Tiger Woods and
Ernie Els.
The property is to include

450-600 residences; a small
hotel; an 18-hole champi-
onship golf course; a mari-
na, birthing yachts up to
240 feet; an equestrian cen-
tre; and a beach club.
Other main components
of the deal include the
developer spending $30
million on marketing the
resort and the Bahamas,
along with the provision by
the developer of 320 acres
of its land holdings to the
government for the provi-
sion of homes for Bahami-
ans at reduced rates.
A controversial part of
the deal negotiated by the
Christie government is that
the developers, at their own
cost, are to design and con-
struct in accordance with
the government, a realign-
ment of the current South
West Road and junctions,
which will then be trans-
ferred to the government.
The proposed Albany
project also encompasses
some 500 acres of land that
includes historic ruins sim-
ilar to those in the Clifton
Heritage Park, raising con-
cerns over future access to
these sites, and how they
will be preserved, once the
private development is
The deal for the new $867
million proposed South
Ocean development is not
yet finalised though the

)any and

development was given
written approval in princi
ple by the government anc!
also permission for the pur
chase of some 4()0
acres, before the PLP lell
The first phase of this
investment will be infra-
structural, including the
installation of roads; sew-
erage; telephones; electric-
ity; and water facilities, al
the cost some $200.million.
While the second phase
involving the construction
of the 400-room four star
hotel; 140-room five star
hotel; fractional villas: 180
timeshare units; second
homes; a 40,000 square
foot casino; convention cen-
tre; marina and other facil-
ities set to cost $500 mil-
Though public consulta-
tions are underway, with
the Albany deal signed, and
the South Ocean deal seem-
ingly contingent on it. lhe
Ingraham administration
may be stuck with the pro-
visions and terms negotiat-
ed by the PLP, regardless
of whether they support
them or not.
Emphasizing the PLP'"
role in what has been nego-
tiated, Mr Deveaux added
that his government wants
the public to know exactly
"what was agreed to" and
to "give input on it."



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Obama calls for lifting of US-Cuba

travel restrictions for family


DEMOCRATIC presiden-
tial candidate Barack Obama
on Tuesday said the Bush
administration blundered by
tightening restrictions on
Cuban-Americans who want
to visit the island or send mon-
ey home and promised to
reverse the measures if elected,
according to Associated Press.
The Illinois senator said the
restrictions, imposed in 2004,
Isolated the communist island
from "the transformative mes-
sage carried there by Cuban
Americans." He promised to
grant Cuban exiles unrestricted
rights to visit their families and
to send remittances home.
"The primary means we
have of encouraging positive
change in Cuba today is to help
the Cuban people become less
dependent on the Castro
regime in fundamental ways,"
Obama wrote in an op-ed
piece published in The Miami
"Unfortunately, the Bush
administration has made grand
gestures to that end while
strategically blundering when it
comes to actually advancing
the cause of freedom and
democracy in Cuba," he


While the U.S. embargo has
limited who can travel to Cuba
and what can be sent there
since the early 1960s, Bush's
restrictions made visiting and
shipping gifts to Cuba more
Now most Cuban-Ameri-
cans can only visit the island
once every three years and can
only send quarterly remit-
tances of up to $300 per house-
hold to immediate family
Previously, they could visit
once a year and send up to
The U.S. also tightened
restrictions on travel for edu-
cational and religious groups.
The Cuban-exile vote is con-
sidered key to winning Florida,
and top presidential candidates
have generally followed the
recommendations of the com-
munity's most hard-line and

vocal leaders, who support a
full embargo against Fidcl ('as-
tro's government. Castro., S0, is
in poor health and turned over
temporary power last year to
his brother Raul.
But sentiment in the Cuban-
American community is chang-
ing. Unlike the early waves of
.immigrants who brought their
entire family, often by plane, to
the U.S., most Cubans now
flee by boat and are forced to
leave relatives behind. Fewer
of these immigrants were overt
political opponents of the gov-
ernment, and they want to be
able to visit loved ones and to
send money home.
Many Cuban exiles are also
frustrated with the U.S. embar-
go, which has failed to yield
fruit after nearly 45 years.
And with the specter of an
ailing Castro and a possible
change in leadership, they are
more open to changing IU.S.
Last week, the Miami-Dade
Democratic Party came out
against the travel and money
Obama will speak at a
fundraiser for the chapter Sat-
urday at the Miami-Dade
Auditorium, the same Little
Havana site where Ronald
Reagan won over many in the
Cuban-exile community more
than two decades ago.
Along with lifting the travel
and money restrictions, Oba-
ma said he would use aggres-
sive diplomacy to encourage a
post-Fidel Castro government
to institute democratic reforms
but did not discount a dialogue
with Raul Castro another.:,.
break from the Bush adminis -,
tration that has said both C a
tros must go.
Joe Garcia, the group's
chairman, praised Obama's
"It shows courage, and it
shows commitment to move
beyond the status-quo politics
of rhetoric, which is all the
Cuban-American community
has received from any party
for the last half century," said
Garcia, a former Jai of the
Cuban America tional
Foundation, a lea'i'g exile :
No other current top presi-
dential candidate has sought
to ease the restrictions.


FROM left: Rotary ADG Felix Stubbs; Rotary Club New Providence president Michael Fowler; Rotary district governor
Richard McCombe and new members Cheryl Bain, Kevin Fernander and Monique Ward-Bain. (Photo by Arthia Nixon DP&A)

Rotary Club of New Providence

invites its first female members

EXACTLY 20 years after the first
women were inducted into Rotary
Club International, Monique Ward-
Bowe and Cheryl Bain made the his-
toric step of becoming the first female
members of the Rotary Club of New
As is tradition with Rotary Clubs,
the women along with Kevin Fernan-
der were invited by Rotary officers to
join the club.
"Everything comes in due time and
we are thrilled to have these ladies and
Mr Fernander join our family." said

club president Michael Fowler.
"Presently, there is only one more club
left in the Bahamas that is still exclu-
sively male. It's not a gender issue; it's
just that during the era Rotary was
established, men founded the club.
"With each generation that passes,
that gender gap that existed that may
have made a big deal to our grandpar-
ents is decreasing so we feel this is just
one way to make it even smaller."
District governor Richard McCombe
was on hand to welcome the three new
inductees into the club.

"Kevin, Cheryl and Monique repre-
sent what we believe in at Rotary,
which is always service above self," he
said. "They've all proven themselves'
on various committees and organisa-
tions to be exceptional civic citizens
and we welcome their contributions."
Since it was chartered in April 1988,
the Rotary Club of New Providence
has been a major contributor to the
Salvation Army, Boys and Girl Scouts
of the Bahamas and the Red Cross.
The Club meets every Monday at
SuperClubs Breezes.

Diamonds International sends

employee to train in Switzerland

Dobcat (mo)
Versatility Productivity Relnabilil)
Crawford St., Oakes Field
Tel: 323-5171 Fax: 322-6969

DIAMONDS Internation-
al has sent Kevin Hanna to
Switzerland to enhance his
skills in selling Swiss watch-
The company said it takes
pride in the improvement of
employees through its prod-
uct and employee develop-
ment programme.
"The objective is to pro-
mote a level of unparalleled
growth in the organisation
by starting from within."
said human resources direc-
tor Chynella Ferguson.
Kevin Hanna, 37, a super-
visor at Diamonds Interna-
tional watch and design
store for almost one year,
has already proven that hard
work, determination and
good leadership go a long
"It was clear; Mr Hanna's
impressive track record as a
sales person prompted the
company's consideration to
offer him a supervisory posi-
tion although employed at
Diamonds International just
less than one year" said Ms
"Kevin's gracious accep-
tance of the role and proven
capabilities continued to
prove an asset to Diamonds
International and the vari-
ous customers he served.
"So it was not surprising
to anyone when Dl
expressed confidence to sup-
port developing his skills in
the retailing of Swiss made
timepieces. In anticipation
of his further growth he was
selected to attend an exclu-

sive watch training course in
Mr Hanna agreed enthu-
siastically and 'when asked
about the anticipated trip,
said: "This is a good oppor-
tunity to broaden my knowl-
edge on the movement of
the watch, the way its made,
the time and effort that goes
behind the making and
design, especially with
mechanical watches.
"Girard-Perregaux is
mostly known for its
mechanical watches,
although they do have
quartz movement watches
as also.
"This trip will increase my
understanding of why Swiss
made watches, base on its
calibre, is a better invest-
ment versus other timepiece
brands that are perceived as

more competitive.
"So for me, this experi-
ence should make me a bet-
ter salesman by increasing
my expertise when it comes

down tote intricacies of
the elite brands of time-
pieces and the most effec-
tive way to sell it to our cus-

STUDENTS entering technical and vocational courses are
embarking on a new and exciting phase of their lives.
This year, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) marked the beginning of that journey with a new student
orientation ceremony on August 10 at Abundant Life Church
(pictured above).
Participants learned about the Institution's rules and heard
advice on how to become successful students.
Dr Iva Dahl, manager at BTVI, told those in attendance that
the institution offers them the opportunity to better themselves
- but whether the students accept that challenge is up to
She also noted that while their dedication will determine
their success, the faculty of BTVI will always be here to assist
Other speakers included senior administrator of instruction-
al services Gail Johnson, who explained that the campus expe-
rience is more than just textbooks and classrooms.
She encouraged the students to participate in extra curricular
activities and become involved with student affairs.


Review your telephone bills carefully each month:
Follow these steps:

S- Check the total amount due and due date for payment.
Make sure your last payment was credited.
S Pay-your- bill- o time to ensure the continuation of your
S Look at the list of itemized calls to see if you recognize all
of the numbers.

Visit our office at 4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue, contact us on
the Consumer Helpline 322-7157 or Family Island Toll Free line
1-242-300-0233 or visit our website www.pucbahamas.gov.bs for
Additional information.

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BASRA Swim and Beach

Party a huge success

THOUGH it started out
as a gloomy day, after a
good shower it became a
glorious one -just in time
to make the Bahama Air
Sea Rescue Association's
37th Annual Bernie Butler
Swim and Beach Party a
huge success.
The BASRA event is
always a highlight for Grand
Bahamians who love to
swim and have fun in their
beautiful waters.
"It's great to see so many
familiar faces and new ones
on the beach this year," said
Godfrey Waugh, BASRA
chairman, "we were worried
that the inclement weather
was going to put damper on
the festivities but our sup-
porters have come out here
in full force today."
With just under a 100
swimmers registered, the
37th two mile swim began
at 10am in front of the Our
Lucaya lighthouse.
This years' expected win-
ner, John Bradley, was beat-
en by a tourist who decided
to jump in and race when he
saw the start of the event.
"My dad and I were
watching and saw all the
competitors," .said 15-year-
old Naples, Florida visitor
Harry Stephenson. "I am a
swimmer so I thought, let
me see if I can join in."

Though Harry raced unof-
ficially, he was the first to
touch the finish line, which
is just past Coral Beach, in
just over 26 minutes one
of the fastest times ever
recorded for the swim.
John Bradley, the official
winner, touched in at 29
minutes and 14 seconds, a
personal best. Closing in on
him and officially finishing
second was 13-year-old
Evanti Gibson with Michael
McIntosh finishing third.
The ladies champion was
Kadesha Culmer a local 15-
year-old with Stacey
Bradley and Sabrina Barry
taking second and third
Co-founder of the annual
swim Harriet Lynch and her
daughter Bahama also
returned for the race.
Both finished proudly
with Bahama capturing first
place in her age group as
did her mom, who was also
the oldest female swimmer.
Once the race concluded
all the activities began at
Coral Beach Resort with
hamburgers and hot dogs
served by Rotary members,
freshly made conch salad
and a well stocked bar
organised by Bristol Wines
and Spirits.
The directors also had t-
shirts and other BASRA
paraphernalia on sale.

AT THE Saturday
Annual Bernie Butler Swim
and Beach Party for BAS-
RA, locals got a surprise fly
by from Captain John in the
afternoon. The event attract-
ed 100 swimmers and then
ended with a fun beach party
with all proceeds going
toward BASRA Grand
Bahama. (Photo Courtesy of
Keen i Media)

The much-anticipated
BASRA bikini calendar was
launched and on sale at the
beach, with many of the cal-
endars models in atten-
"I've had some great
reviews on my calendar
month," said Jeff Butler, of
Butler's Specialty, sponsor
of the October page "but I
am not sure I am going to
live down the front cover
The new full colour calen-
dar sponsored by local com-
panies is a pure profit cal-
endar for the association
and will now go on sale at
local merchants stores:
Unexso, Butler's Specialty,
Sampona Imports, Bristol
Wines and Spirits, and Top
Notch. The calendar also
has it's own website,
m, where interested persons
can learn more about the
making of the calendar,
download wallpaper for
their computers and vote for
their favourite model.
In the late afternoon the
medal ceremonies began.
Directors and organizers
were pleased to have on
hand the MP for High Rock
Kenneth Russell, as well as
Minister of State for Youth,
Sports and Culture Byron
Woodside who helped pre-
sent the awards.
Both ministers were giv-
en complimentary t-shirts
and challenged to swim in
the 38th event along with
local swim coach Bert Bell.
"Today was such a great
day and I really need to
thank my committee and all
our sponsors who have
made it possible. The money
made today means we will
be able to go out for anoth-
er year and save lives on the
sea," said Mr Waugh.
Since 1960 the Bahamas
Air Sea Rescue Association
of Grand Bahama has made
it its mandate to save per-
sons in distress on the sea.
Manned and operated by
volunteers, BASRA has
saved many lives and been
involved in thousands of res-
With the assistance of
both the Bahamas Defence
Force and the U S Coast
Guard, BASRA Grand
Bahama maintains a watch-
ful eye on the Northern
Bahamas seas.

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BASRA Grand Bahama officials kept a watchful eye on the
100 swimmers who entered the two mile race. After the race
locals and visitors headed to Coral Beach for the biggest beach
party of the summer. Supporters were entertained by local DJ
Duffy D, bought food from Rotary and caught the first glimpse
of the new BASRA Bikini Calendar 2007/8. (Photo Courtesy of
Keen i Media)

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Romora Bay gets green

light to expand marina

Tribune Business Reporter

gling, Romora Bay
has finally been giv-
en the green light to
begin construction of
a new marina expansion before the
end of the year.
The Harbour Island resort had
applied for permission to construct a
30-40 slip marina to complement its
existing property and facilities, under-
gone all of the application processes,
passed a Bahamas Environment Sci-
ence and Technology evaluation and
was set to collect the permits, when it
was notified that the marina approval
had been rescinded by the Docks
Committee early this year.
Yesterday, Tribune Business learnt
that the permits for the project had
been reinstated after an evaluation
by the new administration.
"They have been given the go-
ahead to develop a marina orientated
upscale residential community with
40 units, the buildings will be no more
than two storeys high to fit in with
the architecture of the island so work
should be begin on the marina before
the end of the year," said a company
More than 300 Brilanders signed a
petition in favour of the resort,
expressing their confidence that it
would be good for the island's econ-
omy. However, proponents of a mas-
ter plan for the island's future devel-
opment argued against the project.
These consultants, who were from a
joint venture between Bruce La Fleur
and Associates of Nassau and Kiser,
Straw and Kolodner of Philadelphia,
had recommended that the Ramora
Bay project should not be allowed,
because it would compromise the
environment and would not signifi-
cantly increase employment on the
At a town meeting in March, Jim
Straw, one of the consultants, said
that in making their assessment, they
had relied heavily on the govern-
ment's draft marina policy.

M AN outside view of Romora Bay on Harbour Island, Eleuthera

In particular, opponents cited the
Valentine's Resort, which many felt
was completely out of character and
size for the island. They also claimed
that Romora Bay was only 50 feet
away from an existing under-used
marina and was not environmentally
sound. The plan has also come in for
criticism since it was funded by winter

Romora Bay's current owner,
Bonachella Investment, acquired the
niche boutique property in Novem-
ber, 2004, and won Harbour Island
council's formal approval for the pro-
ject which, besides the 30-slip marina,
also involved the construction of 40
condominium units.
Sources have told The Tribune that
over a three-year period, the Romora

Bay expansion would generate about
an extra $9 million in government tax
revenues and some $27 million in on-
and-off property additional guest
spending. Many persons also felt that
there would be a great employment
effect both from direct and indirect
Together with the marina, the con-
do units are understood to be a $17

million construction project. Romora
Bay, which has 22 rooms split
between one 15-room building that
Bonachella owns and two others on a
ground lease that it manages would
see its staff grow from about 35 to
The permit delay has caused
Romora Bay an estimated $40,000
per month.

BSL suffers

$0.3m decline

in first quarter

Tribune Business
BAHAMAS SuperMarkets
Limited (BSL) suffered a quar-
ter decline of $0.3 million less
than a year after it completed a
transaction to new ownership.
The company announced
yesterday that sales for the
quarter ending April 4, 2007,
totalled $33.4 million, $0.3 mil-
lion less than the same period
the previous year.
Sales for the combined first
three quarters stood at $108
million, a decline of $0.7 mil-
lion or 0.7 per cent below last
Net earnings for the third
quarter were reported at $1.6
million, or .34 cents per share,
compared to $1.9 million or
$0.41 per share during the
same period the previous year.
BSL also said that its direct
investment in the 40-week
period amounted to $4.4 mil-
lion, nearly five times the pre-
vious period.
Net cash went to expenses
related to the opening of its
first new store in more than a
decade, the new flagship City
Market at Cable Beach, as well
as to the installation of mater.-
ial handling equipment in
stores and the implementation
of new and enhanced IT sys-

terns, delivering improved cus-
tomer service and better man-
agement information.
According to BSL chairman
Basil Sands, the results were
"predictable and better than
expected," given the with-
drawal of familiar products
simultaneously with the signif-
icant investment the company
has made upgrading stores,
warehouse facilities and infor-
mation technology.
"The reality is that when we
took over Bahamas Super-
markets Limited, we inherited
a company with an excellent
reputation and well-earned
standing in the community, but
with 12 City Market stores that
were sorely in need of upgrad-
ing," Mr Sands said.
"We made a commitment to
invest the money it would take
to upgrade those stores and
improve overall maintenance
programmes. At the same time
we began renovating, replac-
ing expensive refrigeration and
other equipment, installing
scanning equipment, changing
software and making other
changes that will improve our
position long-term. Other costs
beyond our control like insur-
ance, maintenance, utilities and
shipping were also escalating."
IIe further explained that, in

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Montana Holdings Ltd. the developers of Rum Cay Resort Marina is pleased to
invite Tenders from qualified and experience companies to bid for the road infra-
structure and utilities work located on the island of Rum Cay.

Tender documents and other related information, can be collected between 9:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Reception Desk, Montana
Holdings Ltd, #2 Nassau Court, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tender for Road Infra-
structure and Utilities Work" delivered to:

The Managing Director
Montana Holdings Ltd
#2 Nassau Court
P.O. Box N-9322
Nassau, The Bahamas

All Tenders must be received at the above address by
2007 at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, September 28,

Montana Holdings Ltd reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders.


P.O. Box, F-42654
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Telephone: 242-373-9550 Fax: 242-373-9551
An upscale boutique resort featuring 93 elegant suites and 89 hotel rooms overlooking Bell Channel
Bay, Port Lucaya. 3 Pools & Sabor Poolside Restaurant & Bar.

PELICAN BAY AT LUCAYA is seeking to employ dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic individuals
who enjoy working in the Hospitality Industry for the following positions;
If you have extensive experience in Hotel Purchasing/Store Room Systems, then this is a great career
opportunity for you. You must have the following;
SAt least three (3) years experience in Purchasing and Store Room Inventory Control supervision.
* Ability to deal professionally with local and international suppliers.
* Ability to effectively cope with and solve delivery challenges.
SGood computer, organizational, written and oral communication skills, along with a strong attention
to detail and follow-through.
* Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures related to Purchasing and Receiving.
SA self-starter with the ability to multi-task and be adaptable to change.
* Familiarity with Quickbooks preferred.
* Flexible work hours are required for this position.
Minimum qualification required; High school diploma, clean police certificate and supporting
Applications are available at the Security Gate or e-mail hr@pelicanbayhotel.com. Deadline
is August 31, 2007. NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE! Applications accepted in writing
Pelican Bay at Lucaya is owned by Sundt AS, a private investment company based in
Norway. Pelican Bay is the only investment that Sundt AS has in the Bahamas. Sundt AS
also is the majority shareholder of Pandox, which is a specialized European hotel owning,
company, that at the moment owns 38 hotels in Europe (8650 rooms). Pandox hotels operate
under well-known brands such as Scandic, Hilton, Radisson SAS, Crowne Plaza, Choice or
are independently managed.


Pepsi Cola Bahamas, an affiliate of Pepsi Americas, Inc., the second
largest anchor bottler for Pepsi-Cola is searching for highly motivated,
ambitious team players to fill the following positions:




Qualified candidates must posses the following:

High Sclool Graduate or equivalent

Results oriented
Team player
Excellent interpersonal skills
Process oriented
Problem solver
Ability to multi task
Analytical skills

The incumbent will be responsible to complete a selling or delivery route
daily and service his/her customers in a very efficient manner according
to the Company's standards and expectations. He/she needs to be flexible
and capable to effectively interact with customers and will also be
accountable for properly handling all Company's tools assigned to perform
the job.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful
candidate. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic, growing
international company, please mail or email resume to:

Human Resources Manager
Pepsi Cola Bahamas Bottling Co., Ltd.
P. O. Box N-3004
Prince Charles Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 364-2123
e-mail: human.resources@pepsibahamas.com


5 Scotiabank

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of:

Centre Director


The Centre Director is responsible for establishing business plans for the Scotia
Private Client Group (SPCG) Centre in which they reside, and the branches
in smaller, secondary markets also under their direction, and executing them
through the dynamic leadership of teams of highly skilled professionals
representing each of the Wealth Management business lines (private banking,
brokerage, and where applicable, personal trust, investment management &
insurance). These objectives will be met through the promotion of the SPCG
Centres in the marketplace and, internally throughout the Bank.

Key Accountabilities for This Role:

The primary purpose of the position is to increase profitability through the
development of the required skills and motivation within the teams to achieve
increased consolidation of client assets, maximize cross-sell opportunities,
increase client retention and satisfaction and ensure clients receive the products
and services that best satisfy their financial needs. This is achieved by leading
their teams through sales and relationship management, directing consolidation,
retention and coverage strategies, ensuring the required behaviours are
instilled in, and consistently displayed by, each individual, and ensuring that
sound business analysis and a shared client centric bias exists across the
teams. The Centre Director is also responsible for building and exploiting an
effective business and community network, by developing and maintaining
relationships with key business and community leaders and maintaining
close relationships with influential clients, to maximize business referral
opportunities and introductions to potential clients. The Centre Director must
also forge close working relationships with Scotiabank partners in their market.


- University undergraduate and/or equivalent degree/diploma preferred.
- Professional Financial Planner (PFP) or Chartered Financial Planner (CFP)
designation, Canadian Securities Course (CSC), and/or any other industry-
related accreditations are highly desirable.

The Scotlabank Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications
from all interested parties. We thank you for your interest, however, only those
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Qualified.candidates only should submit application in writing, marked Private
and Confidential, by Friday, August 31 to: Manager, Manpower & Succession
Planning, Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd., Main Branch, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau,
Bahamas or e-mail scotiabank.bs@scotiabank.com.

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edge up;



Associated Press
NEW YORK Wall Street
ended another erratic session
mostly higher Tuesday as inves-
Stors, waiting for the Federal
Reserve's next move to steady
the markets, made few big com-
Imitments to stocks.
Comments from policymak-
ers and government officials
tugged at a market looking for
Sany evidence the Fed will cut
States to help contain the credit
crisis that began with the failure
Sof subprime loans.
Traders reacted positively to
comments from Senate Banking
Committee Chairman Christo-
pher Dodd who said Fed Chair-
man Ben Bernanke isn't satis-
fied with Wall Street's response
to his efforts to stabilize mar-
kets torn by anxiety about
shrinking credit. Dodd, after a
meeting with Bernanke and
Treasury Secretary Henry Paul-
son, said policymakers plan to
use "all tools available" to com-
plete its mission.
But that bullishness cooled
After Richmond Fed President
"; Jeffrey Lacker said the central
bank's policy must be guided by
Fundamentals, rather than mar-
-ket swings indicating that a
cut in the fed funds rate cut
might not be among the tools
the Fed plans to use.
The 30-stock Dow Jones
industrial average fell 30.49, or
0.23 percent, to 13,090.86 after
moving in and out of positive
territory throughout the day.
Broader market indexes
were slightly higher. The Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 index rose
.57, or 0.11 percent, to 1,447.12,
and the Nasdaq composite
index rose 12.71, or 0.51 percent,
to 2,521.30. The Russell 2000
index of smaller companies
added 0.93, or 0.12 percent, to
Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about 3-to-2
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where consolidated
volume came to 2.95 billion
shares, compared with 3.3 bil-
Slion shares traded Monday.
Bonds continued to rally as
more investors moved money
from stocks to the-safer haven
of the Treasury market. The
yield on the benchmark 10-year
Treasury note fell to 4.59 per-
cent from 4.63 percent.
The day's trading session
echoed the erratic pattern seen
Monday, when the Dow
changed course several times
and swung in a 200-point range
before closing only slightly
higher. But Tuesday's volatility
was much more mild, free from
triple-digit swings, as investors
took a more cautious tone.
With no major economic
reports scheduled, investors
pored over a number of earn-
ings reports from retailers to
gauge the health of consumer
spending. However, the reports
failed to give the market direc-
Target rose $1.01 to $60.10
after it reported profit grew
13 percent.
Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.12
percent, Germany's DAX index
rose 0.23 percent, and France's
CAC-40 rose 0.36 percent.
Japan's Nikkei stock average
rose 1.07 percent. Hong Kong's
Hang Seng Index rose 0.62%.
China's central bank said
Tuesday it would raise its
benchmark lending and deposit
rates to curb inflation. The
often-volatile Shanghai Com-
posite Exchange rose 1.03 per-
cent, to its highest-ever close.



. -. -

MOVING ALONG: The Tribune Co. easily secured the backing of shareholders for a deal to take the
company private under an employee stock ownership plan on Tuesday. Above, the Chicago
Tribune Tower is shown on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Shareholders approve

$8.2B Tribune sale

Associated Press
CHICAGO Tribune Co. shareholders consented
to the $8.2 billion buyout of the media conglomerate
on Tuesday, an expected but noteworthy milestone in
a drawn-out transaction that still awaits federal
approval and billions of dollars in promised financing.
The shareholder meeting in Tribune Tower, the last
scheduled for the 160-year-old company, was marked
by unions' complaints that employees of the soon-
to-be employee-owned firm will have no formal role in
running it. Some shareholders also voiced concerns
about its ability to operate in a struggling newspaper
industry under a mountain of debt.
But Tribune easily secured the backing of share-
holders for the deal to take the company private under
an employee stock ownership plan a foregone con-
clusion since the $34-a-share transaction will pay them
significantly more than the current value of the lan-
guishing stock.
Preliminary results indicated 97 percent of those
casting votes, representing a majority of shares, had
approved the April 1 deal led by billionaire Sam Zell.
Zell skipped the anticlimactic 40-minute meeting,
which was attended by only a few dozen shareholders.
Chief Executive Dennis FitzSimons, who will cede the
chairman's role to Zell when the deal is complete, said
the real estate mogul had a prior commitment.
Zell later issued a statement through the company
reiterating his commitment to the deal: "I believe Tri-
bune Co. is reasserting itself as a national leader in
news generation and distribution. Despite the recent
upheaval in the credit markets, my view of the com-
pany as an investment has not changed."
FitzSimons told shareholders the company still
anticipates receiving approval from the Federal Com-
munications Commission in the fourth quarter, with
the deal closing soon afterward. He said Tribune
expects its operations to remain in compliance with its
creditors, as required in order to hold lenders to their
commitment for an additional $4.2 billion in financing.
He also assured employees that their retirement
benefits are "safe and secure," calling some union
claims to the contrary "a blatant misrepresentation of

HIS VIEW: 'I believe Tribune Co. is reasserting
itself as a national leader in news generation
and distribution. Despite the recent upheaval in
the credit markets, my view of the company as
an investment has not changed,' said billionaire
real estate investor Sam Zell.

Several representatives of the International Broth-
erhood of Teamsters objected to the lack of clout that'
Tribune workers will have under the employee stock
ownership plan and raised other questions about the
They were unimpressed by FitzSimons' statement
that employees will be represented by a trustee, the
GreatBanc Trust, which will vote on board directors.
"We're going to continue to push for employee rep-
resentation on the board and the ESOP," Teamsters
representative Louis Malizia said afterward. "These
are future owners of the company now, and they
deserve a fair shake."
Tribune, which owns 11 daily newspapers includ-
ing the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times,
Newsday and The (Baltimore) Sun 23 TV stations
and the Chicago Cubs, needs the FCC to grant it waiv-
ers from rules banning same-market ownership of tele-
vision and newspapers. After that, it will have to navi-
gate the turbulent newspaper industry while under a
$13 billion debt burden.


New music

service to


with Apple
Associated Press
SEATTLE Viacom's MTV Net-
works and digital media company
RealNetworks announced Tuesday a
digital music joint venture that will
compete with Apple's dominant trin-
ity of the iTunes store, iPod player
and iPhone.
MTV will merge its Urge music
service into the Rhapsody offering
from RealNetworks. The new offer-
ing will be accessible on computers
and music players and integrated
with Verizon Wireless's VCast multi-
media service for cell phones.
It will be run by a new company,
Rhapsody America, and MTV will
heavily market the service starting in
September and will provide music
playlists and other programming.
The companies did not say how
much the new service will cost.
Rhapsody currently charges sub-
scribers $12.99 a month for unlimited
listening and sells individual tracks
for 99 cents, with a discount for sub-
Executives from the three compa-
nies said in a conference call that
RealNetworks owns a majority of the
new venture, though MTV's stake is
"substantial." The relationship with
Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon
Communications and Vodafone
Group of Britain, is exclusive and
long-term, the companies said.
Further financial details were not
Michael Bloom, previously the
general manager of Urge, will head
up the new company. In an interview, -
he said Urge's existing customers
will be migrated to Rhapsody Amer-
ica over time, but would not give fur-
ther details. For now, Urge customers
can use their accounts on Rhapsody
and enjoy access to both services.
So far, no other company has
come close to rivaling Apple's suc-
cessful combination of music store
and music player. Microsoft worked
with MTV to build Urge into its Win-
dows Media Player software, but
after Urge launched last year the soft-
ware maker shifted focus to its own
Zune music player and store. So far,
the Zune has captured only a tiny
sliver of the digital music market
Early wireless music programs
were hindered by the relatively tiny
amount of storage space available for
music on cell phones.
John Stratton, Verizon Wireless'
chief marketing officer, said in Tues-
day's conference call that phones
with 8 gigabytes of storage compa-
rable to the biggest iPhone would
be available by the end of this year.


Babies and kids are getting domain names

Associated Press
NEW YORK Besides leaving
the hospital with a birth certificate
and a clean bill of health, baby Mila
Belle Howells got something she
won't likely use herself for several
years: her very own Internet domain
Likewise newborn Bennett Pan-
kow joined his four older siblings in
getting his own Internet moniker. In
fact, before naming his child, Mark
Pankow checked to make sure "Ben-
nettPankow.com" hadn't already
been claimed.
A small but growing number of
parents are getting domain names for
their young kids, long before they can
do more than peck aimlessly at a key-
It's not known exactly how many,
but the practice is no longer limited
to parents in Web design or informa-
tion technology.
They worry that the name of
choice might not be available by the
time their babies become teens or
adults, just as someone claimed the
".com" for Britney Spears' 11-month-
old son before she could.
The trend hints at the potential
importance of domain names in
establishing one's future digital iden-
Think of how much a typical
teen's online life now revolves

around Facebook or News Corp.'s
MySpace. Imagine if one day the
domain could take you directly to
those social-networking profiles,
blogs, photo albums and more.
"It is the starting point for your
online identity," said Warren Adel-
man, president of registration com-
pany GoDaddy.com, which sells basic
domain name packages for about $9 a
Hundreds of companies sell
domain names with suffixes like
".com," ".org" and ".info," which indi-
viduals can then link to personal
websites and e-mail accounts. Par-
ents simply visit one of those compa-
nies' websites, search for the name
they want and, if no one else has
claimed it yet, buy it on the spot with
a credit card.
There's no guarantee, though, that
domain names will have as central a
role in online identity. After all, with
search engines getting smarter, Inter-
net users can simply type the name of
a person into Google.
"Given the pace of change on the
Internet, it strikes me as a pretty
impressive leap of faith that we're
going to use exactly the same system
and the same tools ... 15 to 20 years
from today," said Peter Grunwald,
whose Grunwald Associates firm
specializes in researching kids and
Still, even if the effort is for

FIVE DOMAINS: Mark and Corrie Pankow with their children, clockwise
from upper left, Carter (6), Makenzie (9), Davis (3) and Sydney (5).
Mark Pankow bought domains for all of his children, including his
newborn, Bennett.

naught, $9 a year is cheap compared
with the cost of diapers and college
Besides providing an easy-to-re-
member Web address, the domain
name makes possible e-mail
addresses without awkward numbers
- as in "JohnSmith24", because 23
other John Smiths already exist.
Parents not ready to commit or

knowledgeable enough on how to
buy a domain, though, are at least try-
ing their luck with Microsoft's Hot-
mail or Gmail.
Melissa Coleman of Springfield,
Mass., grabbed Hotmail addresses for
her two kids. She said the kids' grand-
parents occasionally send e-greeting
cards to those accounts, and she
sends thank you notes.

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ChinaNet 46.43 -.17
ChinaPet 9524 +1.72
ChinaTel 51.98 -.47
ChinaUni 15.89 +.30
Chubb 50.95 +26
ChungTel 15.94 -.18
CinnFin 42.36 +.17
Cisco 30.10 +.34
Citigrp 48.06 -.33
CitrixSy If 34.11 +.80
ClearChan 36.70 +.93
ClearCh 23.88 -.06
Clorox 59.17 -.44
Coach 43.79 -.74
CocaCE 23.97 -.03
CCFemsa 39.01 +.12
CCHellen 46.11 -.83
CocaCI 54.03 -.49
CogTech 72.54 -1.14
ColgPal 66.38 -.22
Comcasts 2452 -.11
Comcsps 24.42 -.04
Comerica 58.56 +.83
CmcBNJ 37.03 +.99
CVRD 40.74 +.42
CVRD pf 3450 +.42
CompsBc 67.20 -27
CompSci If 54.64 -.60
ConAgra 25.66 +.28
ConocPhil 78.24 -1.62
ConsolEngy 38.50 -.49
ConEd 46.78 +.67
ConstellEn 82.10 -.12
Coopers 50.31 -.19
Corning 23.36 -.24
Costco 60.28 +2.35
CntwdFn 21.79 +1.98
CoventryH 56.02 +.81
Covidien n 38.49 +.47
CredSuiss 65.94 +.14
CrwnCstle 36.11 -.23
Cummins s 110.87 +3.18
DJIA Diam 130.68 -.28
DTE 48.06 +.59
DadeBeh 74.67 +.14
DaimlrC 82.02 +1.41
Danaher 75.51 -.94
Darden 41.39 +1.09
Dassault 57.41 -.14
DaVita 54.95 +.42
Deere 129.30 +1.03
Delhaize 89.41 +.90
Dell Inc If 26.17 -.36
DeutschBk 125.27 -.83
DeutTel 18.09 -.12
DevDv 52.41 +.49
DevonE 73.27 -1.40
Diageo 79.10 -.42
DiaOffs 91.72 -1.28
DirecTV 21.80 +.07
Discover n 23.67 +.22
DiscHoldA 23.70 +.06
Disney 33.29 +.38
DomRes 87.04 -.07
DonlleyRR 35.13 -.27
Dover 48.87 -.91
DowChm 41.64 -.16
DuPont 47.75 +.01
DukeEgys 18.38 +.08
ETrade 15.57 +.93
E.ONAG 52.53 -1.01

Name Last Chg
UraniumOneJ 10.90 -.50
EasternPlat 2.00 -.07
BkNS 50.44 +.77
GabrielReso 3.25 +.04
T D Bank 68.43 +1.13
KhanReso 1.25 -.08
Goldcorplnc 23.26 +.46
WestjetAir 15.11 +.11

Name Last Chg
eBay 34.40 +.62
EMC Cp 19.29 +.64
ENI 63.64 -.94
EOG Res 68.09 -1.69
EKodak 26.85 +.67
Eaton 90.54 -.03
EchoStar 38.38 -.32
Ecolab 40.59 -.40
Edisonlnt 53.60 +.62
Edwards 82.92 +.44
EIPasoCp. 15.80 -.10
Elan 17.62 +.42
ElectArts 51.96 +.13
EDS 22.88 +.12
Embarq 59.72 -.38
EmersnEI s 45.98 -1.15
EEIChile 41.18 +1.22
Enbridge 32.73 -.19
EnCana 57.81 -.69
Endesa 53.45 +.03
Enel 49.54 -.09
Energizer 103.19 +1.21
EngyTEq 35.95 -.01
EngyTsfr 51.09 +.26
Enersls 17.00 +.41
EnhEqYP 18.21 +.25
ENSCO 54.71 -.45
Entergy 100.00 +.31
EntPrPt 28.98 -.22
EqtRes 49.36 +1.06
EqtyRsd 41.77 +.21
EricsnTI 35.69 -.02
EsteeLdr 41.43 +.51
EverestRe 99.18 +.18
Exelon 71.42 +.03
Expediah 28.11 -.13
Expdlntl 44.27 -1.56
ExpScrip s 51.70 +1.06
ExxonMbt 83.15 -1.38
FPLGrp 60.13 +.57
FannieM If 68.98 +1.48
Fastenal 47.83 +.67
FedExCp 108.81 -.12
Fiat 25.20 +.53
FidNInfo 48.35 +.28
FifthThird 37.20 +.29
FirstDatas 32.72 +.89
FstSolar n 96.49 +2.48
FTSpcFn n 16.32 +.32
FirstEngy 62.45 +.11
Fiserv 48.02 -.01
Flextrn 10.97 -.02
Fluor 121.71 +4.44
FEMSAs 33.98 +.01
FordM 7.92 -.08
ForestLab 37.44 -.77
FortuneBr 83.60 +.43
FosterWh 100.31 +7.18
FranceTel 28.86 +.09
FrankRes 130.32 +.99
FredMac 64.16 +.63
FMCG 81.29 +1.33
FresenM 47.94 +.20
Fujifilm 41.25 +.26
GameStops 42.96 +1.28
Gannett 46.82 -.02
Gap 17.63 +.24
Garmin 102.50 +4.77
Genentch 72.40
GenDynam 77.70 +.20
GenElec 38.35 +.13
GnGrthPrp 50.60 -.66
GenMills 55.78 +.26
GnMotr 31.08 +.11
GenuPrt 48.22 -.42
Genworth 29.41 -.56
Genzyme 59.58 +.40
Gerdau 21.00 +.42
GileadScis 37.73 -.09
GlaxoSKIn 50.99 +.20
GlobalSFe 65.00 -1.72
GoldFLtd 14.07 -.22
Goldcrpg 21.83 +.21
GoldmanS 175.48 +2.72
Goodrich 59.02 -.99
Goodyear 28.59 +.81
Google 506.61 +8.69
Graingr 87.45 +1.59
GrantPrde 52.02 -.61
GpTelevisa 23.88 -.19
HDFC Bk 80.84 -1.22
HSBC 89.10 -.32
Hallibrtn 32.42 -.21
Hanson 108.55 -.44
HarleyD 56.71 +1.59
Harman 114.00 +1.75
HarrahE 85.03 +1.31
HarrisCorp 57.43 -.64
HartfdFn 87.74 -.51
HlthCrPr 28.22 -.27
HealthNet 53.05 -.31
Heinz 44.48 +.04
HellnTel 15.72
Hershey 45.50 -.17
Hertz n 21.79 +.10
Hess 56.87 -1.60
HewlettP 46.01 -.57
Hilton 45.80 +.60
Hitachi 64.96 -.33
HomeDp 34.30 +.51
Honda 32.10 +.31
Honwlllntl 55.02 -.80
Hospira 37.89 +.23
HostHotls 22.54 +.36
HuanPwr 40.46 +1.24
HudsCity 14.09 +.25
Humana 63.05 +.23
HutchTel s 18.30 +.23
IAC Inter 27.60 +.10
ICICI Bk 40.85 -1.04
ING 39.47 -.27
iShEMU nya 108.65 +.08


Nasdaq composite
Close: 2,521.30
Change: +12.71 (+0.5%)




Name Last Chg
iShJapan 13.62 +.17
iShMalasia 10.59 -.19
iShDJDv 69.31 +.31
iShSP500 144.96 +.14
iShEmMkt 122.05 -.45
iSh EAFE 74.81 -.05
iSRIKVnya 82.67 -.03
iSR1KG nya 57.52 +.26
iShR2K nya 78.69 +.22
iShMSCIV 72.18 -.28
ITT Corp 62.49 +.20
ITW 54.89 +.29
Impil gs 41.24 +.50
ImpTob 83.40 -1.35
IndoTel 43.21 -.12
Infineon 14.59
InfosysT 44.50 -2.11
IngerRd 49.96 +.58
Intel 23.89 -.22
IntcntlEx 135.17 -2.50
IntCtlHtl 20.66 .49
IBM 109.04 -.18
IntlGame 35.47 +.23
IntPap 32.81 +.07
Intuit 28.50 +.52
IntSurg 205.59 +7.09
Invesco 23.32 +.11
JPMorgCh 46.20 -.29
JacobsE s 61.93 +1.04
JohnJn 61.67 -.16
JohnsnCtl 112.20 -.78
JnprNtwk 32.02 +.43
KLA Tnc 59.65 -.38
KPN 15.67 +.08
KT Corp 22.23 -.03
Kellogg 53.58 .28
Keycorp 34.49 + 18
KeySpan 41.85 +.17
KimbClk 69.44 -.10
Kimco 40.54 -.06
KindME 49.70 .38
Kinross g 11.53 +.05
Kohls 60.55 -.02
Kookmin 77.71 -1.31
KoreaEIc 21.35 -.61
Kraft 31.64 -.06
Kroger 26.15 +.29
Kubota 39.45 +.27
Kyocera 88.06 -.75
L-3 Com 97.10 +.03
LG Philips 21.65 -.26
LabCp 75.22 +.03
LafargeSA 36.99 +.07
LamRsch 53.63 -.67
LVSands 979 +2.92
LeggMason 87.63 +.59
LehmanBr 57.54 +.47
LeucNatl 44.29 +.35
Level3 4.97 +.06
LibGlobA 39.72 +.03
LibGlobB 39.73 -.99
LibGlobC 38.16 +.36
LibtyMlntA 18.53 +.63
LibtMCapA 109.05 -.71
LillyEli 55.28 -.35
Limited 22.09 -.36
LincNat 58.84 -.42
LinearTch 34.99 +.17
LloydTSB 43.46 -.02
LockhdM 95.51 -.69
Loews 45.69 -.09
Lowes 28.91 +.41
Luxottica 33.60 -.35
Lyondell 45.60 +.60
M&T Bk 108.57 +.87
MBIA 60.19 -1.70
MEMC 59.72 +2.83
MGMMir 74.32 +2.17
Macerich 83.00 +.60
Macys 30.63 -.11
Magnal g 86.27 -.03
Manpwl 72.36 -1.45
Manulifgs 37.57 +.26
Marathon s 51.19 -.71
MarlntA 42.81 +.20
MarshM 26.45 -.06
Marshlls 45.12 +.44
MarvellT 16.97 -.13
Masco 26.01 -.61
MasterCrd 140.16 +2.26
Matsush 16.80 -.33
Mattel 22.02 -.54
Maxim hlf 30.96 +.63
McDermlnt 78.18 -.44
McDnlds 48.47 +.18
McGrwH 48.19 +.46
McKesson 58.46 +1.03
MedcoHIth 85.75 +1.96
Medtrnic 52.86 -.16
Merck 49.77 -.21
MerrillLyn 76.11 +1.21
MetLife 63.86 +.13
MetroPCS n 25.59 -.11
Metso 59.24 +.68
Microchp 38.01 +.01
MicronT 11.36 +.38
Microsoft 28.07 -.19
Millicomlnt 80.93 +.82
Mirant 37.48 -.65
MitsuUFJ 9.60 +.01
Mitsui 392.36 +19.36
MizuhoFn 11.97 +.25
MobileTel 59.85 4 .53
Mohawk 86.50 -.18
MolsCoorsB 85.68 -.30
Monsanto 64.10 +.32
Moodys 46.79 +.90
MorgStan 62.89 +.23
Mosaic If 39.00 +.27
Motorola 16.44 +.12
MurphO 58.27 -2.08
NCR Cp 49.02 +.15

Name Last Chg Name Last Chg Name Last Chg
CamecoCorp 38.61 -.64 CdnNatRail 52.99 +.05 WsternOilA 36.60 -.10
BombdrBSV 5.41 -.01 JazzAirUn 7.77 -.23 ResrchlllMotn 86.97 +4.07
UTSEngyCorp 4.99 +.04 IvanhooMines 10.89 +.25 feckComBSV 42.95 +1.81
YamanaGldo 10.58 +.10 RallyEngy 7.13 +.04 CentaminOrd .92
StratecoRso 1.80 +.15 DenisonMines 8.50 +.01 MegaUranmo 3.05 -.44
PaladinOrdo 5.15 -.12 KinrossGold 12.21 +.16 Alcan Inc 102.31 +1.83
AeroplanlncUi 19.95 -.47 EqnoxMnrlso 3.19 +.04 RONAInc 20.51 -.17
HudBayMnrls 21.82 -.12 ChariotRoso .86 .04 Aurelianlleso 6.67 +.23

A +5.04%
V +5.75%
A +7.59%
V +2.12%
A +4.39%
V +2.03%
V +4.93%
V +0.09%
V +2.20%

Name Last Chg
NEC 4.65 +.04
Nil Hidg 73.77 +.22
NRG Egy s 37.07 +.23
NTTDoCo 14.86 +.30
NYMEX 118.78 +2.96
NYSE Eur 73.38 +.24
Nabors 28.58 -.40
NBkGreece 10.97 +.11
NatlCity 28.25 +.04
NatGrid 70.69 -.80
NOilVarco 111.34 -.12
NatSemi 26.06 +.62
NetwkAp 25.99 +.37
NewellRub 25.46 -.19
NewfldExp 44.54 -1.15
NewmtM 40.34 +.46
NewsCpA 20.35 -.03
NewsCpB 21.77
Nexen g s 27.40 -.50
Nidec 16.76 +.72
NikeB wi 54.12 -.26
NippnTT 21.77 +.28
Nissan 19.58 +.23
NobleCorp 93.40 -2.42
NobleCp wi 49.10
NobleEn 58.17 -2.00
NokiaCp 29.70 +.08
Nomura 17.72 +.31
Nordstrm 45.52 -.04
NorflkSo 52.11 -.35
Norsk 34.05 -.94
Nortel Ifrs 18.32 +.10
NorTrst 62.44 +.21
NorthropG 76.74 -.53
Novartis 52.22 -.03
NovoNdk 1010b -2.12
Nucor 50.00 + 39
Nvidia 47.33 +2.43
OcciPet 54.56 -.48
OffcDpt 23.28 -.13
Oniicn s 49.46 -.07
Oracle 19.27 +.16
Orix 108.11 +3.39
Owenslll 37.44 +.28
PG&E Cp 44.53 -.44
PNC 72.71 +.34
POSCO 128.65 +.49
PPG 72.87 -.51
PPL Corp 47.85 +.54
Paccar 78.69 +.13
ParkHan 98.19 +.76
Paychex 44.39 +.09
PeabdyE 40.30 -.62
Pearson 14.93 +.11
PennWst g 28.38 -.52
Penney 66.20 +.56
PepsiBott 34.55 +.26
PepsiCo 68.45 -.16
PetroCg 48.39 -1.14
PetChina 134.80 +.42
PetrbrsA s 45.57 +.01
Petrobrs s 53.90 +.18
Pfizer 24.24 +.07
PhilLD 54.58 +2.94
PhilipsEl 37.25 -.36
PitnyBw 43.99 -.41
PlainsAA 55.69 +.05
PlumCrk 41.01 +.30
Polo RL 77.62 +.07
PortglTel 13.05 -.08
Potash s 82.50 +3.34
PwSMidG 22.30 +.21
PwShs QQQ 47.02 +.49
Praxair 74.75 +.90
PrecCastpt 129.20 -.93
PriceTR 52.53 +.64
PrinFncI 55.25 -.45
ProctGam 64.46 -.55
ProgrssEn 46.84 +.38
ProgsvCp 22.44 +.28
ProLogis 60.60 +1.56
Prudentl 89.25 +.93
Prud UK 26.21 -.14
PSEG 86.97 +1.64
PubStrg 76.34 +.49
Publicis 41.13 -.55
Qualcom 36.90 -.52
QstDiag 54.36 -.07
Questar s 47.01 -.52
QwestCm 8.82 -.04
Raytheon 57.75 +.67
ReedElsNV 34.02 +.02
ReedEls plc 45.96 -.16
RegionsFn 32.45 +.13
ReliantEn 26.01 +.34
Repsol 35.03 -.46
RschMots 81.92 +3.26
ReutrGrp 75.92 +2.16
ReynldAm 64.72 +.55
RioTinto 244.53 -1.88
RockwlAut 68.08 -.61
RockColl 66.28 +.39
RogCm gs 44.78 +1.07
RoHaas 56.02 -.14
Rostele If 58.02 -.53
RoyalBkg 51.05 +.51
RylCarb 38.44 +.34
RoyDShllB 73.03 -.25
RoyDShlIA 73.38 -.14
Ryanair s 37.96 +.69
SAP AG 52.16 -.05
SK TIcm 27.00 +.10
SLGreen 109.51 +.82
SLM Cp 49.33 +.97
SIMicro 16.66 +.10
Safeco 59.10 +.13
Safeway 32.56 +.32
StJude 43.33 +.07
SanDisk 54.19 -.49
Sanofi 39.52 -.04
SaraLee 16.55 +.19
Sasol 36.59 -.28




Name Last Chg
Satyam s 23.00 -.88
SchergPI 29.52 +.43
Schlmbrg 89.25 -1.45
Schwab 19.26 -.11
SeagateT 24.25 +.02
SearsHldgs 141.25 +1.77
SempraEn 53.86 -.14
ShawC gs 22.45 +.10
Sherwin 68.84 +1.01
Shinhan 116.29 -.11
Shire 72.70 -1.62
SiderNac 47.50 +.71
Siemens 119.73 -.62
SigmAl s 45.61 -.28
SimonProp 94.40 +.75
Smith&N 55.93 -.53
Smithlntl 59.78 -.34
SonyCp 46.33 +.54
SouthnCo 36.25 +.24
SthnCopps 95.20 +3.86
SwstAirl 15.28 +.18
SwstnEngy 36.90 -1.22
SovrgnBcp 18.98 +.49
SpectraE n 21.92 -.26
SprintNex 18.54 +.28
SPDR 144.93 +.29
SP Mid 153.62 +.62
Staples 23.30 -.01
Starbucks 27.35 +.44
StarwdHtl 59.24 +2.47
StateStr 60.93 -1.65
Statoil 26.50 -.82
Sterlite n 13.69 -.37
StoraEnso 16.40 +.10
sT Gold 65.07 -.05
Stryker 66.32 -.54
Suez 50.94 +.14
SunLfFn g 47.25 +.01
SunMicro 4.84 +.03
Suncorg 84.53 -1.20
Sunoco 66.17 -.43
SunTrst 81.02 +1.10
Supvalu 41.05 +1.20
Swlsscom 34.00 -.03
Symantec 18.55 +.29
Syngenta 35.78 +.24
Synovus 29.00 +.26
Sysco 33.78 +.09
TD Ameritr 16.35 +.17
TDK 78.65 -.26
TJX 29.64 -.01
TXU Corp 65.55 +1.35
TaiwSemi 9.67 -.05
TalismE gs 16.65 -.14
Target 60.10 +1.01
TataMotors 15.60 -.61
TeckCm gs 40.51 +1.36
TelcNZ 23.36 +.62
Telltalia 26.33 +.15
TelltaliaA 20.82 +.22
TelSPaulo 28.39 +1.24
TelefEsp 70.84 +.19
TelMexL 32.16 -.16
TelData 64.90 +3.43
Telkom 86.80 -1.09
Telus g 50.09 +1.92
Templeln 55.95 +1.00
lenaris 45.18 +.33
lerex 74.46 -1.07
lesoro s 46.50 -.08
TevaPhrm 40.90 -.12
Texlnst 33.68 +.21
Textron 112.58 +2.90
ThermoFis 50.33 +.46
Thomson 39.98 +.15
3M Co 88.46 +.19
Tiffany 43.99 +.64
THorton g 32.30 +.05
TW Cable n 33.00 -.64
TimeWarn 18.64 +.22
TorDBkg 64.48 +.48
Total SA 70.40 -.93
Toyota 114.49 +.84
TrCdag 34.06 +.10
Transocn 98.01 -1.97
Travelers 51.79 -.51
Turkcell 15.98 +.19
TycoElec n 34.67 -.28
Tycolntln 42.68 ,-.11
Tyson 20.68 +.38
UBS AG 52.09 -.25
UPM Ky 21.51 +.03
UST Inc 48.02 -3.94
UltraPt g 55.95 +.51
UUniao 105.14 +.94
UnilevNV 29.00 -.30
Unilever 29.89 -.36
UnionPac 109.62 -2.11
UnBnCal 60.29 +.93
UtdMicro 3.07 -.08
UPS B 75.52 -.42
US Bancrp 32.68 +.07
USCellular 91.30 +1.05
USSteel 88.88 +4.55
UtdTech 72.94 -1.76
UtdhlthGp 49.56 +.01
UnumGrp 24.83 +.10
VF Cp 82.25 -.55
ValeroE 63.11 -.92
VeoliaEnv 70.84 +.31
Verisign 30.51 +.71
VerizonCm 41.71 +.60
ViacomB 37.70 +.14
VimpelCm 102.47 +1.91
VirgnMda h 22.45 -.34
VMware n 65.99 +8.66
Vodafone 31.29 +.27
Volvo s 16.36 -.16
Vornado 107.27 +3.61
VulcanM 87.17 -1.00
WPP Gp 68.28 -.92
Wachovia 49.24 +.23
WalMart 43.70 +.11
Walgrn 45.02 +.06
WA Muti 38.27 +.75
WshPst 801.31 +10.41
WsteMInc 36.63 +.25
Waters 61.35 +.20
Weathfdlnt 53.77 +.16
WellPoint 77.62 -1.43
WellsFargo 37.37 +.27
WstnUn n 18.99 +.46
Westpac 106.82 +.34
Weyerh 65.99 +.74
Whrlpl 95.29 +.67
WhtMtlns 535.40 +2.40
WholeFd 43.35 -.12
WmsCos 30.96 -.22
Windstrm 13.44 +.05
Wipro 13.34 -.45
Wolseley 20.42 -.23
WooriFn 68.85 -.26
Wrigley 61.35 +1.20
Wyeth 45.57 +.39
Wynn 116.75 +2.67
XL Cap 76.58 +1.57
XTO Engy 53.94 -1.34
XcelEngy 20.66 -.09
Xerox 16.39 +.47
Xilinx 24.84 +.30
YPF Soc 38.00 +1.11
Yahoo 23.04 -.30
YumBrds s 31.61 +.37
Zimmer 75.41 -1.23
ZionBcp 74.67 +1.58

Name Last Chg
StarfldReso 1.23 -.03
BreakwaterRes 2.47 -.03
ThompsonCreekl7.38 +1.28
CdnHotelFP 18.80
CanWestSV 8.01 +.18
MirabelaOrdJ 3.32 +.31
TalismanEgy 17.70 -.03
ManulifeFin 39.99 +.70

3-month T-bill 3.60 3.06 +0.54 V V V 5.08
6-month T-bill 4.09 4.21 -0.12 V V V 5.17
1-year T-note 4.02 4.13 -0.11 v V v 5.04
2-year T-note 4.01 4.07 -0.06 V V V 4.86
5-year T-note 4.24 4.29 -0.05 V V V 4.76
10-year T-note 4.59 4.63 -0.04 v v v 4.82
30-year T-bond 4.94 4.96 -0.02 V V A 4.96

Lehman Long T-Bd Idx 4.91 4.95 -0.04 V V A 4.99
Bond Buyer Muni Idx 5.03 5.05 -0.02 A A A 4.75
Lehman US Aggregate 5.44 5.47 -0.03 V V A 5.47
Lehman US High Yield 9.18 9.20 -0.02 A A A 8.38
Moodys Bond Index 5.88 5.91 -0.03 A A A 5.64
Bank Index 109.03 108.58 +0.45 A A V 111.13
DJ Corn Bond 199.20 198.77 +0.43 A A A 189.32

Unleaded Gas (gal) 1.86 1.94 -4.12 +16.1
Crude Oil (bbl) 69.47 71.12 -2.32 +13.8
Gold (oz) 656.70 656.70 ... +3.4
Platinum (oz) 1251.40 1247.40 +0.32 +9.8
Silver (oz) 11.49 11.71 -1.88 -10.3
Coffee (Ib) 1.14 1.15 -0.87 -9.7
Orange Juice (Ib) 1.24 1.26 -1.59 -38.4
Sugar (Ib) 0.09 0.09 ... -23.4

Foreign 6Mo. 1YR
fM Argent (Peso) .3163 -.0009 -.28 .3219 -.0082
Brazil (Real) .4913 -.0015 -.31 .4819 +.0255
Britain (Pound) 1.9822 -.0057 -.29 1.9545 +.0888
Canada (Dollar) .9394 -.0065 -.69 .8617 +.0444
Chile (Peso) .001912 -.000000 -.00 .001857+.000034
Colombia (Peso) .000463 -.000012 -2.59 .000451+.000041
Dominican Rep (Peso) .0304 +.0001 +.33 .0300 +.0001
Euro (Euro) 1.3468 -.0013 -.10 1.3143 +.0576
Japan (Yen) .008738 +.000032 +.37 .008273+.000102
Mexico (Peso) .089809 -.000092 -.10 .091007 -.002917
Uruguay (New Peso) .0424 +.0001 +.24 .0412 +.0006


S&P 500 1447.12 +1.57 +0.11% A V V +2.03%
Frankfurt DAX 7424.75 +17.22 +0.23% V A +12.55%
London FTSE 100 6086.10 +7.40 +0.12% V V V -2.17%
Hong Kong Hang Seng 21729.35 +133.72 +0.62% V V A +8.84%
Paris CAC-40 5418.78 +19.40 +0.36% V V V -2.22%
Tokyo Nikkei 225 15901.34 +168.86 +1.07% V V V -7.69%

Buenos Aires Merval 1962.76 +33.64 +1.74% V V V -6.11%
Mexico City Bolsa 28568.43 +114.88 +0.40% V V V +8.02%
Sao Paolo Bovespa 49815.08 +608.72 +1.24% V V A +12.01%
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Singapore Straits Times 3228.66 -93.72 -2.82% V V V +8.13%
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54.41 -.05+15.2

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John Hancock
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Legg Mason
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LoomIs Sayles
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YEST 8.25 4.75
PREV 8.25 4.75
w AGOn 825 A475


Abaco Business

Outlook set for

next month

Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs


- .*-, :1 Yt.~ c~ L44.NLNU DALIAMLANS

* DEPUTY Prime Minister Brent Symonette (shown) is
scheduled to be keynote speaker at the conference

THE official date for the
fourth annual Abaco Business
Outlook, under the theme
"Growth by Design". has been
set for September 20, 2007, in
Marsh Harbour.
Speakers for the one-day
conference range from gov-
ernment officials to Abaco
business people and represen-
tatives of civic organizations.
Keynote speaker will be
Deputy Prime Minister, Brent
Symonette, who will address
current developments and
improvements in the area.
Host of Abaco Business
Outlook and president of The
Counsellors Ltd, Joan Albury,
is pleased that Mr Symonette
accepted the invitation to
"We are excited to have the

Deputy Prime Minister address
the Outlook. Abaco plays an
integral role in the economic
development of The Bahamas
and his role will be to address
concerns of local entrepreneurs
and the community at large.
"The DPM will also outline
the government's plans for
Abaco's infrastructural devel-
opment," said Mrs Albury.
Scheduled speakers include
Tourism Director General
Vernice Walkine, financial
consultant to British Ameri-
can Financial Michael Halki-
tis, Baker's Bay Club director
of human resources Simone
Bowe, Abaco Chamber of
Commerce executive Michael
Albury and executive of
American Bridge, Dick Ker-

International Company seeks to
employ a Jr. Office Clerk.

Must have working knowledge of
Microsoft Office and Windows

Please send resume to
P.O. Box N-4910,
Nassau, Bahamas

or email to: cbodie-stubbs@ucftrading.conm

Responsibilities Include. But Not Limited to:
>Scheduling customer work
>Typing customer proposals and letters on Microsoft
>Using Accpac Corp. series for A/C's Receivables.
>Updating Customer Data Base
>Credit Stop lists and collections.
>Inter-Office reports.
>Filing new quotes & work completed.
Desired attributes:
Ages between 35 to 45 years, excellent communications,
inter-personal and organizational skills, excellent
computer and typing skills, attentive to detail, goal
>Competitive Salary
>Health Insurance
>Pension Plan
Please send resume to the following:
Fax: 322-3969
Or P.O.Box N-1388, Nassau, Bahamas

Where to Go for Advisement & Registration
(All locations are at Oakes Field Campus)

From the list below. Find the name of the ...then go to this room for Advisement &
school oftcring your major... Registration
School of Business B30 (Room 30, B-Block)

School of Sciences & Technology T25 (Room 25, T-Block

School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions T4 (Room 4, T-Block)

School of English Studies English Chairpersons Office (A-Block)

School of Education Michael H. Eldon Building (RM 204 & 308)

School of Social Science Michael H. Eldon Building (RM 301 & 401)

LLB Programme LLB OFFICE (Moss Road)

Continuing Education & Extension Services Records Dbpartment (Portia Smith Building)
BTTC 7 (Room 7, Bahamas Tourism Training
Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute Centre)
School of Communications and Creative Arts A-13 (Room 13, A-Block)

Please bring the following documents with you to Registration (required for
Step 2):
1. Your acceptance letter
2., A copy of your BGCSE results

Applicants that have not received a letter (accept or non-accept) from The
College can collect them the Portia Smith Building on Tuesday, 21 Aug, and
Wednesday, 22 Aug.

Fall Semester 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday. August 22, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 2007, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 2007, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Please bring the following documents with you to Registration (required for
Step 2):
1. Your acceptance letter
2. A copy of your BGCSE results

Applicants that have not received a letter (accept or non-accept) from The
College can collect them the Portia Smith Building on Tuesday, 21 August
and Wednesday, 22 August, 2007.


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.

__ ____*i _I __



Fop the stoples
behind the news,
Pead Insight
on Monday




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, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Minimum qualification: A degree from a
recognized university in any one of the following:
law; criminal justice; criminology; police service
management or any other relevant degree.

Experience: No less than fifteen (15) years'
experience- of. increasing responsibility in law


The candidate for the office should meet the
following core criteria:

Leadership skills to motivate, inspire and engender
trust and confidence in the members of the Police

Management skills which include the ability to
plan and organise operations; monitor and
implement such plans and to identify and rectify

Communication skills (both written and oral) to
enable communication to deal effectively with
media and community groups

Commitment to the cause of the organisation

BSL suffers



in first quarter

FROM page 1

addition to incurring those

expenses, the company was
also impacted when it replaced
some 2,000 private label items
that had been supplied by for-
mer owner Winn-Dixie.
Many of those were house-

hold names and their with-
drawal negatively impacted
City Market's sales.
According to Ken Burns,
CEO, the public is responding
favourably to new products
supplied by the International
Grocers Association, a co-

operative that works closely
with various manufacturers
and suppliers for quality gro-
cery products.
"We are excited about our
future as a self-sufficient com-
pany, transitioning our IT plat-
form, procurement, account-
ing, warehousing and opera-
tions along with upgrading all
12 stores," Mr Burns said.


Day to Day running of the store

Inventory Control

Day to Day sales

Computer literate

Must have a good personality

Please provide your resume to:

Andrew Aitken Frame Art

50 Madeira Street

Palmdale Ph.: 325-1771


Take notice that the office of Lockhart
& Munroe will be closed for business
on Friday August 24, 2007 for the staff
fun day.

The Office will re-open for business
Monday August 27, 2007 at 9 a.m.

We apologise for any inconvenience

Signed: Management

A leading law firm with office located in Nassau and Freeport is
presently considering applications for the following positions.

The successful applicant should possess the
following minimum requirements:

Associates degree in related Computer Sciences
Two or more years work experience in the industry
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Very good working knowledge of Windows 2000/2003 Operating
Experience with SQL a plus
Previous knowledge of law firm operations an asset

General responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing hardware and software
Maintaining Network trustees and security
Maintaining system backups
Recommendation and implementation of new technologies
Liase and coordinate with various vendor-based projects/solutions


A competitive salary, Pension plan, Health and Life Insurance and
other attractive benefits.

Interested persons should apply in writing to:

The Office Manager
P.O. Box N-7117
Nassau, Bahamas

Requisite vision to enable guidance of the Police
Service in the specific direction that will serve the
best interest of the organisation and the nation

Integrity- having the courage of conviction and
known among his peers for doing the right thing
regardless of consequences to self and others.

Terms and conditions of employment on contract
will be negotiated by the Chief Personnel

Applications should be submitted in writing with a
personal biography, the names of two referees with
current contact information and any other relevant
information which candidates consider will advance
their candidacy. Candidates should furnish copies
of academic certificates and other relevant
documents no later than 29th August. 2007 to:

Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
Police Service Commission Secretariat
Cipriani Plaza
52-58 Woodford Street
Newtown, Port of Spain
Trinidad, W.I.
Tel/Fax: 1-868-623-5972

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.



The Commissioner of Police has complete power to manage the Police Service and is
required to ensure that the human, financial and material resources available to the Service
are used in an efficient and effective manner.

C F A L"
Pricing Information As Of:
Tuesday 21 August 200 7
,- "i. 1-0_ .-4 hi.- MOM e .~ F MORe DATA & INFORMATION
~;,;4, '... .'..:"..?"pli ~ //- A, 0 %CHG OO.12IYTDI 181 20 / YTD % 10.81
i2wn.Hi 52nk-Lo. Security Preoaous Close Today s Close C.l-ir.. lj.-i, ...1 EP D I FPE yiia
1 78 0 54 Abac, Markets 1 60 1 60 i' 0 '0" N r.1 00
11.70 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.70 11.70 0.00 1.527 0.400 7.7 3.42%
9.41 7.49 Bank of Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 1,700 0.733 0.260 12.8 2.77%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.048 0.020 17.7 2.35%
3.71 1.50 Bahamas Waste 3.71 3.71 0.00 0.279 0.060 13.3 1.62%
1.57 1.20 Fidelity Bank 1.57 1.57 0.00 0.064 0.040 24.5 2.55%
10.76 9.13 Cable Bahamas 10.75 10.75 0.00 5.200 0949 0.240 11.3 2.23%
2.74 1.80 Colina Holdings 2.74 2.74 0.00 200 0.281 0.080 9.8 2.92%
15.15 10.99 Commonwealth Bank 15.10 15.10 0.00 16.000 1 190 0.680 12 7 4.50%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.25 5.95 -0.30 0.112 0050 558 0.80%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.31 2.31 0.00 2.000 0 281 0.000 8.2 0.00%
6.40 5.54 Famguard 6.20 6.20 0.00 0.804 0.240 7.7 3.87%
12.77 11.51 Finco 12.77 12.77 0.00 5.625 0.787 0 570 16.2 4.46%
14.70 13.50 FirstCaribbean 14.65 14.65 0.00 0.977 0.470 14.6 3.21%
5.62 5.18 Focol (S) 5.50 5.62 0.12 1.000 0364 0 133 15.4 2.36%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.70 0.70 0.00 -0415 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.65 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
10.01 8.52 J. S. Johnson 9.90 10.01 0.11 5,000 0.946 0.580 10.6 5.79%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
,, '.jt -O "" ty ver-T ouner Securites
52k-H. 52 1' L,.% Smrc.,l B $ 5* is L I Fr. .. 1.1 ..-,I i I C.. PE .
14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 !i 00 1 1 IJ ':" 12 1 I'
10.14 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
'. ,. .' GOna Ovr-The-Courmr Securities
4I :.0 i 1 00 A BD Bi-. 1 0,_ .13 o 00 .1I I ., '-' : 0 7''"
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1 234 1 485 12.6 10.50%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0 000 N/M 0.00%
.- :- .r .: ",'. -,',," ." :. BHSX LtWad Mutuual Fundl
52l.I-H- 52,-Low Fu.r .aPJame NNA *. VTD Lsil 1 .1..r... Div $ Yield %
1 3513 1 3031 Coi.r.a r.lone , arkel Fu,.n 1 j 3 1
3.3402 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.3402*""
2.7399 2.4415 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.739935*
1.2652 1.1886 Colina Bond Fund 1.265223***
11.6581 11.1193 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.6581***
4s^^.%typ'ou .giggy'^^.'t: **"* rf@(IllE-~ p-('ttiwas-B sre-8 / YTD r3.08% / 200 34 47.16
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 monlt divldenl; icvil l Iy 'lo .hil lrl NAV KLY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colin-; nll I lr ltlly
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Sellng price of CullO n ..nI llildIty II0 AuI tI *200)il
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-coulltH pl:I) J) tLI Lt 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol Trading volume ,o the prior wuok "' 31 Mny 2007
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported rnamngs-i pir shtrn for thl, iat 12 nlthl *31 I .1uly 2007
Dally Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Indox January 1. 1994- 100
(S) -4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007
ICIr. ..Cftl..XMA.4 .. 4 -a S I. FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503





Tribune Company

shareholders agree

to $8.2bn buyout

AP Business Writer
bune Co. shareholders con-
sented to the $8.2 billion buy-
out of the media conglomer-
ate yesterday, an expected but
noteworthy milestone in a
drawn-out transaction that still
awaits federal approval and
billions of dollars in promised
The shareholder meeting in
Tribune Tower, the last sched-
uled for the 160-year-old com-
pany, was marked by unions'
complaints that employees of
the soon-to-be employee-
owned firm will have no for-
mal role in running it. Some
shareholders also voiced con-
cerns about its ability to oper-
ate in a struggling newspaper
industry under a mountain of
But Tribune easily secured
the backing of shareholders for
the deal to take the company
private under an employee
stock ownership plan a fore-
gone conclusion since the $34-
a-share transaction will pay
them significantly more than
the current value of the lan-
guishing stock.
Preliminary results indicat-
ed 97 per cent of those casting
votes, representing a majority
of shares, had approved the
April 1 deal led by billionaire
Sam Zell.
Zell skipped the anticlimac-

tic 40-minute meeting, which
was attended by only a few
dozen shareholders. Chief
Executive Dennis FitzSimons,
who will cede the chairman's
role to Zell when the deal is
complete, said the real estate
mogul had a prior commit-
Zell later issued a statement
through the company reiterat-
ing his commitment to the
deal: "I believe Tribune Co. is
reasserting itself as a national
leader in news generation and
distribution. Despite the recent
upheaval in the credit markets.
my view of the company as an
investment has not changed."
FitzSimons told sharehold-
ers the company still antici-
pates receiving approval from
the Federal Communications
Commission in the fourth
quarter, with the deal closing
soon afterward. He said Tri-
bune expects its operations to
remain in compliance with its
creditors, as required in order
to hold lenders to their com-
mitment for an additional $4.2
billion in financing.
He also assured employees
that their retirement benefits
are "safe and secure," calling
some union claims to the con-
trary "a blatant misrepresen-
tation of facts."
Several representatives of
the International Brotherhood
of Teamsters, which represents
about 2,000 Tribune employ-
ees, objected to the lack of

NOTICE is hereby given that EDWIN EARLE LEWIS OF 19
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 22ND day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

The Public is hereby advised that I, JACKSON
JOSEPH of Apple Street/off Wulff Rd., Nassau,
Bahamas intend to change my name to JACKSON
DALMOND. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight

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.

The Public is hereby advised that I, RATCHEL
MILLER of Yellow Elder Gardens, Nassau,
Bahamas intend to change my name to RATCHEL
NIXON. 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 WILBERT ESIERANCE OF
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 22ND day of AUGUST, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

clout that Tribune workers will
have under the employee stock
ownership plan and raised oth-
er questions about the deal.
They were unimpressed by
FitzSimons' statement that
employees will be represent-
ed by a trustee, the GreatBanc
Trust Co., which will vote on
board directors.
"We're going to continue to
push for employee represen-
tation on the board and the
ESOP," Teamsters represen-
tative Louis Malizia said after-
"These are future owners of
the company now, and they
deserve a fair shake."
Tribune, which owns 11 dai-
ly newspapers, 23 TV stations
and the Chicago Cubs, needs
the FCC to grant it waivers
from rules banning same-mar-

ket ownership of television and
After that, it will have to
navigate the turbulent news-
paper industry while under a
$13 billion debt burden.
FitzSimons said in response
to a shareholder's question
that while Tribune intends to
sell the Cubs and is reapprais-
ing its real estate portfolio, it
has no plans "at this point" to
sell any newspapers beyond
the two small dailies in Stam-
ford and Greenwich, Conn.,
that it has been trying to divest
for months.
Tribune shares rose 96 cents,
or 3.6 per cent, to $27.98 Tues-
day. That's well above last
Thursday's nine-year low of
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Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137
(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of BAYGOOD
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register. The
date of completion was August 9th, 2007.

Anthony B. Dupuch

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 1 st day of August 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



An established international ministry is seeking a
Financial Controller.
Qualifications for the position are:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Accounting or
applied finance from an accredited and reputable
Certified Public Accountant
3 5 years Audit experience
3 5 years experience as a Controller or similar position
Experience in preparing IFRS compliant financial
The individual will be responsible for directing the
overall financial plans and accounting practices of the
Benefits include:
Competitive Salary
Subsidized Health Plan
Pension Plan
Interested persons can mail their resumes to:

One male and female to do general cleaning.
Must have own transportation.

Please come in for Interview. At Athena Cafe
Bay & Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N-3669
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-1296/322-8833




Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company commenced on the 20th day of August,
2007 and that Credit Suisse Trust Limited of
Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has been appointed
Liquidator of the Company,

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
15th day of August 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
15th day of August 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



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*Under the Theme: "We've Come this far by Faith, Leaning on the
Lord." Faith Temple Ministries International invites you to join us in a
Week of Special Services, August 20 August 26, 2007, as We Celebrate 50
Years of Ministry to God and the Community.
*It all begins on Monday, August 20, climaxing on Sunday, August 26 with
the Installation of Bishop Philemon R. Wilson as the eleventh pastor of
Faith Temple Ministries International at The Family Life Centre, Prince
Charles Drive.
*So Join us, as we Celebrate Our Rich Heritage. That's Faith Temple
Ministries International. Celebrating 50 Years of Ministry to God and the
Community: August 20-August26, 2007

Charter Members

On Friday August 24, the Church will honour it's
founding members. The members, or their decedents
listed below are invited to attend this special service
at the Family Life Centre, Prince Charles Drive
at 7:30 PM:
Charter Members of Faith Temple Church August 1957

1. Hosea Moss
2. Arthur & Ariel Fernander
3. Mark Gates
4. Keith Gates
5. Torn Griffin
6. Edgar Curry
7. Kirkwood Pearce
8. John Pinder
9. J. Whitney and Cleo Pinder
10. Edmund Hall
11. Deweese Sands
12. Noel and Ivy Roberts
13. Winston and Minnie Simms
14. John B. Thompson Sr.
15. Patterson & Elva Sweeting
16. Maurice Mallory
17. Charles W. and Gwendolyn Gates
18. Godfrey Pearce
19. Carlton Harris
20. W. Clifford Sands
21. William H. Sands
22. 0. H. Wolff Sr.
23. Edgar Brennen
24. Foster Weech
25. Vivian Weech
26. Edric Hall
27. Ellen Taylor
28. Hattie Hall
29. Idella Lee
30. Theresa Lee
31. Adelaide Weech
32. Barbara Weech
33. Ruth Weech
34. Irene Gates Lowe
35. Lillian Fox
36. Patricia (Patsy Pearce) Bethel
37. Gertrude Sands
38. Nellie Sands
39. Elizabeth Moss
40. Edith Hall
41. Lois Fox
42. Gwendolyn E. (Gates) Lowe
43. Izora Simms
44. Margaret (Gates) Fox
45. Verenchia Neiley
46. Lorrie Curry
47. Joan (Eldon) Gates
48. Olive Pinder
49. Myrtle Sands
50. Eileen (Pinder) Morse
51. Olive Pearce
52. Emma (Pinder) McGraw
53. Rudell Brennen
54. Agnes Bethel
55. Minnie Lowe
56. Joyce Sands

Romans 13: 7 Render therefore
tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom; fear to whom fear;

to all



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Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
Unaudited Results for the Period Ending April 4, 2007

Chairman's Statement

- Basil L. Sands, CMG, FCCA

It is my pleasure to report that Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
(BSL) gross profits increased slightly from $8.8 million to $9 million for
the 12 weeks ended April 4, 2007, despite a modest decline in net sales
that totaled $33.4 million, down from $33.7 million in the third quarter
of the previous year.
Despite the decline, the relative stability of sales figures with a
reduced cost of sales and an increase in gross profit bodes well for the
company. We had fully expected to feel the impact of the replacement of
some 2,000 familiar products from the shelves of our 12 stores once our
contract with Winn-Dixie which had supplied those products ended in
February 2007. Our careful search for new suppliers who offered
consistent quality at affordable prices has enabled us to introduce new
labels which are being met with increasing acceptance by the Bahamian
Operating and administrative expenses for the 12-week period
increased $0.6 million or 8.1% over the same period last year, impacting
earnings per share, which remained respectable at $.34.per share,
compared to $.41 per share in the comparable period in fiscal 2006.
The transition in introducing new systems and thousands of
products in our stores in New Providence and Grand Bahama has created
financial challenges, but Directors have faith in a strong executive team
at the helm and the nearly 700 employees of BSL who are committed to
creating a shopping experience without parallel in The Bahamas. In less
than one year since the change of majority ownership, progress has been
nothing short of phenomenal. The first new store in more than a decade
opened in January when our new flagship Cable Beach City Market
opened its doors. Sales there have continued to exceed expectations.
New information systems are being installed throughout the network and
work is completed on the first two stores now equipped with Point of
Sale (POS) systems, in-store price scanners and quick scanning check-
out. Associates have smart new uniforms. Training has been accelerated.
Greatly improved material handling equipment has been installed at all
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited's commitment to quality is
unwavering as is our commitment to Bahamas Supermarkets Foundation
which this year increased scholarship awards to $200,000, enabling 39
Bahamians to pursue a higher education.
BSL is positioned to meet all challenges effectively, which will
produce much improved customer service, greater job satisfaction for
associates and higher returns for shareholders.

For the 12 Weeks Ended
April 4. 2007

April 6. 2006
Total sales
Total cost of sales and expenses
Net earnings
Earnings per share
Dividends per share

Total sales

Total cost of sales and expenses
Net earning
Earnings per share
Dividends per share

B$33,350,873 33,737,812
(31.797.853) (31.849.375)
B$1,553,020 1,888,437



For the 40 Weeks Ended
April 4, 2007April 5, 2006
B$ 108,030,262 108,776,460

(104.231.927) (102.215.756)



April 4. 2007 June 28. 2006

Total assets
Total liabilities
Total shareholders' equity

B$36,082,632 34,982,214
B$13,111,765 11,773,907
B$22,970,867 23,208,307

Copies of a ll set of the unandited interim fmancial statements can be obtained fiom:
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Vice Prneidcni, Chief Finawial and Admnistlrativ Officr,.
Trcasmr, rand Assistant Screary
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Hcadquaraer Office
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P.O. Box N-3738
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would you play the hand?
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clubs might be divided 4-1, in which
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the second spade lead, draw trumps
and then play the A-K of clubs. If
both opponents follow suit, you have
the rest of the tricks, but if either
opponent shows out on the second
club, you still have two heart finesses
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you would make the slam on the sug-
gested line of play if North held
something like A1098 V K1097
* 7643 4 9, but you would almost
surely go down if you made the mis-
take of prematurely discarding a
heart on the king of spades at trick
2. After winning the heart, you
must resist the temptation to immedi-
ately develop the diamond suit. Four
diamond tricks and four tricks in the
majors would not be enough, and
when you attempted to score the
ninth trick by leading a club, the
enemy would grab the ace and cash
at least three hearts to put you out of
Instead of pursuing such a hopeless
course, you should win the heart and
lead a low club at trick two. This play
offers a legitimate chance for the
contract. If North has theA-x or A-x-
x of clubs, he must play low; other-
wise, you'll breeze home with nine
tricks two spades, two hearts, a
diamond and four clubs.
Once you succeed in "stealing" a
club trick, you can then attack dia-
monds, intending to finesse if South
follows low. Unless North turns up
with all three missing diamonds, you
make the contract.


HOW many words of
four letters or more
can you make from

here? In making a M
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 N
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 21. very good 32 excellent 42 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

__ CRYPTIC PUZZLE 5 __ _6 7

8 Longing lo get back after a "Day in
France" trip (7)
9 Don't understand why you never call
on? (4,2,3)
13 Only a beginner and very young,'
indeed (5)
14 Sicken you and you turn away (5)
15 Deleted "was courting" (4,3)
16 Continue, dear sirs, to struggle in (7)
17 How Ronald introduced himself lo
her, on return? (5)
18 See a lotof(5)
20 It's just a game and a drink, good
gracious! (5)
22 S-silly about absolutely crazy! (6)
23 "No more of that' one returned."It's
disgusting" (6)
25 Had recovered, we gathered (7)
27 Entering a ludicrously unreal figure,
or number (7)
30 A fashionable doctor with a beautiful
girl (6)
31 Saves dosh, somehow, for about half
a year (6)
32 With a cold in the head, shivery,
needed an aspirin (5)
35 Spoils the acts (5)
36 How a sheepdog with its flock
penned feels? (3,2)
37 "Lacking humour,"you interposed (7)
39 Abandons, when it's depleted (4,3)
41 Interrogate the odd girl pupil (5)
42 With the top off, easier to manoeuvre
and lift (5)
43 Anxious to be involved in (9)
44 Stone gels bowled and there's a
louder outburst (7)

1 Keep your word, coming round on
time (6)
2 How you said "I blew in"? (8)
3 Water-marked, sadly (4-7)
4 Brain-damaged girl raised in to be a
performer (9)
5 Paul, misbehaving, had imbibed drink
and that's flat! (7)
6 Sensible? I don'l agree!
Twaddle! (2-8)
7 Nothing to home in on (4)
10 Impede the taking of food through (6)
11 Disturbed, I snap "shut up" to the
foreigners (7)
12 Sew the short ends to it, child (6)
19 Try a lush concoction: it's highly
seasoned (7)
21 Wander and give the wrong name to
the Continental (7)
24 A tree that dogs don't like? (5,6)
26 No longer has the knack of being a
good communicator? (5,5)
28 Like the jockey on "Blowoul,"cheered
on? (3-6)
29 Mad for tips I can't shower on (7)
30 Love to take the wife round, if one
doesn't have to walk (6)
32 The lail-ender, nevertheless (5,3)
33 Many, before their conversion, shilly-
shally (6)
34 Runs, but is allowed to take the odd
rest (7)
38 He's right at the foot of the tree (6)
40 Time off, only? (4)


ACROSS: 4, Past-Ed 7, Portable 8, Targe-T 10, Co-p-al 13, Salt 14. Ewol IS, Woll
16, Pea 17, S-h-in 19, Open 21, Poet-aster 23, Tuna 24, Task 26, Out 27, l Dl)y
29, Opus 32, Sear 33, Dere-k 34, AB's-orb 35, I'm-postor 36, Head-Ed

DOWN: 1, S-pa-ce 2, G-rope 3, FA-LL 4, Pet-AI 5, So-Rt. 6, El-even 9, A-L-lols
11, O-we 12, Ar-son 13, Senator 15, Wit 16, Per 18, Heater 20, Pek-O-e 21, Put
22, Sa-y 23, Tumble 25, Cue 28, RA-bid 30, Prate 31, Ski-r-t 32, Sold 33, Doom


8 Begins again (7)
9 Unpaid worker (S)
13 Defence plea (5)
14 Edge (5)
15 Originator (7)
16 To decorate (7)
17 Approaches (5)
18 One thousand
pounds, slang (5)
20 Fabric (5)
22 Chatter or gossip (6)
23 Three times (6)
25 Short axe (7)
27 Nail polish (7)
30 Breathe out (6)
31 Piece of small
shot (6)

32 Perspire (5)
35 Major artery (5)
36 Depart (5)
37 Bulllighter (7)
39 Display (7)
41 Scandinavian (5)
42 Horse controls (5)
43 Gardening
machine (4,5)
44 Not either (7)
1 Older in years (6)
2 Screen test (8)
3 Clumsy (5-6)
4 Abides (9)
5 Opposite of failure (7)
6 Bolster (10)
7 Nuisance (4)

Scotlish dish (6)
Igneous rock (7)
Dogsbody (6)
discussion (2,5)
Tutor, educator (7)
Crabby (3-8)
Clavicle (10)
The rest (9)
carefully (3,4)
Tooth covering (6)
Make soaking wel (8)
Beat soundly (6)
Greedy guts (7)
Motorist (6)
Cure (4)



ACROSS: 4, Gaffei 7, lastclul 1B, rmeigclo 10, Ernst! 13, Mfiil 14 I1ent iS. )intI 16,
Ago 17, Amid 19, Tune 21, Piominentl 23. Peoo 21, Cord 216, Wet i2, Seail 29,
Ewer 32, Seal 33, Trade 34, Perils 35, Exploded 36, Jncknl

DOWN: 1, Utter 2, Asian 3, Herr 4, Glean 5, Feel 6, Engnge 9, Mutoer 11, Rod 12,
Stare 13, Medical 15, Dim 16, Ant 18, Morsel 20, Under 21. Pet 22, Not 23,
Peseta 25, Wed 28, Easel 30, Wands 31, Ready 32, Sink 33, Tall

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Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker

CH Ob L ona dB-. Or

Lev Aronian v Vladimir Kramnik,
sixth match game, Erevan 2007.
Russia's reigning world
champion Kramnik was lured
into a non-title rapidplay match
on the rising Armenian's home
territory, where a patriotic
crowd cheered and applauded
as their 24-year-old favourite
son won three games in a row to
take the series 4-2. Kramnik was
so shaken by events that he
missed his chance to force
checkmates in both the final two
games. Here as Black (to move)
he is a pawn down, but
Aronian's rook is out of play
while the Russian queen, rook
and knight are homing in on the
white king. Kramnik chose the
apparently decisive 1...Nd3
threatening Rxf2 + but after 2
Qxd3! Qxd3 3 rxb7 White's



passed b7 pawn proved a monster
and the champion was eventually
glad to settle for a handshake and
half a point. The right choice
would have won very quickly for
Black (to move). Can you do better
than the world champion?

Chess solution 8417: ...Ng4! 2 cxb7 Rxf2+ 3 Kgl Q'.'i
4 b8Q IKh7 and although White has two queens he
cannot defend Black's decisive checkmate threats Qfl
mate or Rg2+.

Calvin & Hobbes






ARIES March 21/April 20
It's time to curb the paranoia, Aries.
No one is plotting against you. Quit
worrying about what others think.
Follow your own path to happiness.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Yqu are able to make sense of situa-
tions that seem to make no sense at
all. More important, you can deal
with people who have allowed their
emotions to get the better of them.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
A setback at work is not as serious
as it might first appear, so don't let it
get you down. Cheer yourself up by
going out on Wednesday instead of
going straight home after work -
the festive lights will lift your spirits.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Keep telling yourself you are the
best and believe it, Cancer. Your
confidence may have started to slip,
but the truth is, there is a great
opportunity coming your way.
LEO July 23/August 23
The good times keep getting better,
and this week is no exception.
However, where joint money mat-
ters are concerned, you must not
take anything for granted.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Be as kind and forgiving as you can,
this week, even to those who have
been giving you a hard time lately.
It's not as difficult as it seems.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
As independent as you may be, you
must make the effort to work with
others this week. Luck will come
your way through others net-
working is the name of the game.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You'll be under the microscope for
most of this week. Scorpio, so you'll
want to make sure that everything
you do is "on the level." Sparks fly
when you run into a sexy stranger
late in the week. Have fun!
The everyday things don't interest
you at all this week excitement
and adventure are what you crave.
Carpe diem! Don't tie yourself down
with the trivia of life.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
A new business opportunity will
come your way early in the week,
but think long and hard before you
sign anything. Will you be able to
commit the time and effort rP;uireA'A
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
There's potential for a new love to
blossom but make sure you're
ready to be serious. Don't play
games with anyone else's heart.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
You're not feeling as energetic as
usual this week, Pisces. This could
be a blessing in disguise you've
been busy as of late and could cer-
,tainly use the time off.

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Why is alcohol such a big

part of our 'e-culture?'

Tribune Feature Writer
drinking goes hand in
hand with entertain-
ment, sad to say. A fun
night out at a club or
eViin a concert seems to be all the
uinoi lullilling when under the influ-
incc of alcohol. Often, partygoers
tind themselves in precarious situa-
lions due to their indulgence in
alcohol. and sometimes can't even
i Cmcmiber the details of their
,..tions on a particular night.
So. \\ hv do we do it weekend after
V\ ce'kiied? Why is alcohol such a big
"it o loul entertainment culture?
I I'4-\clar old John McPhee
\\ !,, 'njio\ s going out to spots where
h,.Irc arc lots of women on any giv-
en niglit. drinking is not even associ-
aItcd with entertainment anymore. It
is the new entertainment.
"Drinking is the new wave of fun
in thim ahiinas. And without it,
goiim outl is just no fun, when your
!1ind! is at the point of focusing on
,!.i people. When you drink, it
m.kes \u look cool or grown up
heloli ti:'e," he told Tribune Enter-
: n 'i w ii.
\\ Iile he is not condoning drink-
in", Jloln said that alcohol is once
again iccomiing the new drug of
clioici- in the world and it can't be
\\ Ihat makes drinking so attractive
is tli illusion it helps partygoers

* ACCORDING to John McPhee, drinking is the new entertainment

create for themselves. It is a form of
liquid confidence that many young
people have to lean on in order to
have a good time.
"Alcohol sets the mood... you feel
level or mellow, so the rum makes it
better for people to come together.
You may be drunk and tune in and
not know this person you talking to
but the alcohol makes it seem like
you knew that person all your life,"
said John.
"You could be at the party and
feel like you're being watched, but
the second you get rum in your sys-
tem, the hell with who's watching,"
he added.
While it is true, it is unfortunate
that in order to be bold or enjoy
themselves many have to be encour-
aged by alcohol. The person that is
presented while under the influence
then, isn't really that person's true
But does it really matter if a
young woman was drunk when she
got caught in a sailaway picture dry
humping some dude? Or passed out
on the club floor'?
John believes it's all in fun.
Speaking of one such Kodak
moment, he told Tribune Entertain-
ment: "That day was just fun and
her mind was some place very far.
She may look at it in the morning
like, 'how the hell did that.happen'.
or just laugh at it like it don't mean
a thing. Point being, it's all in fun,"
he said.
One morning earlier this month it

was not seen as all in fun when Tri-
bune reporters discovered a particu-
lar website, www.jungalas.com (now
closed under construction), where
photos of women caught in scan-
dalous positions were posted. To
see drinks in hand while much of
this was going on was not unusual,
and it led many people to believe
that many of these people had to be
under the influence.
Thirty-three year old Basil
McDonald, who has been living in
the United States for the past
month, said that the entertainment
setting is the same there as it is in
the Bahamas, only there are more
people in the US clubs.
And while he believes that many
people do not like the person they
become when drunk, it is really no
deterrent since alcohol offers an
opportunity for them to step outside
of themselves for a while. In
essence, this is the benefit of drink-
ing, but at the same time it is its
greatest disadvantage.
"Home is stress, work is stress
and relationships are stress but a
club is full of strangers and there is
a chance to be the person you
wished everybody saw you to be. So
you put your all into this split per-
sonality. You don't think of tomor-
row. There are no consequences
right then and there.
"Drinking helps us forget and it
gives a sense of strength where we
could imagine we are the master of
our own world," he explained.

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Phat Groove


bump in


with Mo'Nique show

Tribune Feature Writer

ny, long since crowned the authority
on producing comedy shows, hit a
bump in the road recently when its
show, featuring Hollywood funny girl Mo'Nique,
nearly ended in disaster. And organizers are
now saying that the company is committed to
making the necessary changes so the situation
does not repeat itself.
Levin "Lev" Wilson, CEO of Phat Groove
Entertainment, expressed his disappointment
with the show during a recent interview with
Tribune Entertainment. And he took this stance
a step further by apologizing to ticketholders
who were not able to see the show and also to
those persons who, although they were able to
get in, did not enjoy the show for whatever rea-
Following the event, the company issued a
notice that they would refund money to ticket
holders who were not able to get into the packed
ballroom at the Wyndham Nassau Resort. To
date, the company has given refunds to 150 tick-
Contrary to what many people may have
thought, the company did not over sell tickets
for the show. In fact, according to Lev, the ball-
room capacity is 1.300. And that is exactly the
number of tickets they produced.
Due to the demand of the show however,
which featured one of the hottest stars in the US
right now, especially with Mo'Nique coming off
the success of her hit television shows. Charm
School, Mo'Nique's Fat Chance and her,
"Behind Bars" series, individuals outside of
Phat Groove thought to cash in on the event -
creating a very chaotic and uncomfortable situ-
ation for genuine ticketholders.
"We have proof that there were extra tickets
not issued by Phat Groove on the market," Lev
told Tribune Entertainment.
"In the end, there were some 200 tickets that
someone, we don't know who, produced. [Coun-
terfeit ticketing] is something that people do
from time to time. And in a case like this, with
an entertainer who is in high demand, it's even
more likely to happen," he said.
Also contrary to some speculation, the com-
pany did not sell any tickets at the door. Lev told

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But it is easy to see how many might have
thought this was the case because it was chaot-
ic at the door as ticketholders had to press their
way through the crowd and practically wave
their tickets to let the doormen know that they
had a right to enter.
Answering the complaints of poor sound qual-
ity, Lev said that as far as he was aware, there
was a soundcheck before the show. But he
admits that having to be at the door, along with
his entire team trying to control the crowd,
S meant that attention was not paid to other areas.
"We had some issues at the door trying to
S control everything so we did not get a chance to
pay close attention to the things like the sound,
the music, or making sure everyone was com-
fortable inside," Lev told Tribune Entertain-
"We been doing this for 10 years but that was
just one night that everything didn't go right. I
feel really bad about it. I just want to say that
next time we will be doing a lot of things dif-
ferent like having a better ticketing system for
And that next time is right around the corner.
To redeem its good name, Phat Groove is hold-
ing another comedy show in November when it
will feature one of the Kings of Comedy. Lev
isn't saying who it is just yet. But there will be
two nights of comedy (November 24 and 25)
to accommodate the anticipated overwhelming
response. The event will be held at the Wynd-
ham Nassau Resort Ballroom.
Those ticketholders from the Mo'Nique show
who have not received a refund, are encour-
aged to keep their tickets and they will be hon-
oured in the November show.
Of the ridiculous ranting and lambasting that
M/o'Nique directed to him on stage. Lev said
that he holds no hard feelings and given the
opportunity, will bring Mo'Nique back in the
"I really didn't appreciate her reaction on
stage because we have a relationship where if
she had issues she could have come to me and
said it." Lev revealed.
"Her being a professional, I think that the
reaction on stage goes against all that I thought
she was about. I just thought that considering
our friendship she would have handled it dif-
ferently. But I would still promote her anytime.
anywhere in the world," he said.




Novel offers Bahamians

with French connections

'a tantalizing glimpse'

into history of France

Leonie and the Last
Napoleon by Tony Boullemier
(Trafford Publishing)
All those Bahami-
ans with French
connections the
Deveauxs, Pierres, Duvaliers
and, of course, the Dupuches
- are offered a tantalising
glimpse into their mother-
land's history in a new novel
about France's second
The author entered jour-
nalism in Newcastle-upon-
Tyne after university, then
spent several years on the
Daily Express in London
before launching his own
newspaper group in the Eng-
lish Midlands and selling out
14 years later to a major pub-
Since that happy day in the
late 1980s, Tony Boullemier
has been studying history,
following cricket and occupy-
ing himself with some free-
lance journalism, And it was
while indulging this passion
for the past that he stumbled
upon intriguing information
about his own French fore-
His novel, Leonie and the
Last Napoleon (Trafford
Publishing), based on the
colourful life of his own great
grandmother, is the product


of his research, a fictionalised
account of Leonie Michel's
early days, as she survives ill-
ness and tragedy to bloom
into a high society beauty in
mid-19th century Paris, and
friend of the city's artistic
Emperor Napoleon 111
was one of many entranced
by the beguiling Leonie and
he helped her pursue the
stage career she craved. But
when the belligerent Prus-
sians invaded France, her life
was in turmoil again, her kin-
folk immersed in a long peri-
od of chaos and civil disor-
Boullemier's writing style
is that of the trained journal-

I '

M THE cover of the book
spare, tight and exact. The
story is told directly with few
digressions to slacken the
pace. What you get, there-
fore, is a racy read about
Leonie's incredible and often
turbulent life with a fascinat-
ing slice of French history
thrown in.
Until reading Leonie, I
have to admit my own knowl-
edge of French history
between Napoleon Bona-
parte and Charles de Gaulle
was, to put it mildly, sketchy.
There was a vague apprecia-
tion of general chaos follow-
ing the Battle of Waterloo in
1815. but it would have tested
my memory to the limit to
recall the three restored
kings and establishment of

the second republic. Having
read Boullemier's 326-page
novel, I can now identify one
Napoleon from another and
have a much better under-
standing of The Siege of Paris
and the Commune.
More intriguing still,
though, was the story of
Leonie herself, whose fate
was tracked by the author'
through letters he found in
his family's papers.
What I liked about this
book was the ease with which
the author linked fact and fic-
tion, offering the reader a
useful history lesson while
developing an intriguing plot,
Judged on the basis that all
novels should entertain,
enlighten and, hopefully,
enrich in the intellectual
sense, this is a worthwhile
Boullemier's journalistic
pace, his clarity of style and
intensity of his research all
make for a romp of a read.
The lesson for all tyro nov-
elists is that their beqt plots
might well exist within their
own families.
A search of the attic, and a
quick rummage through all
those long-forgotten letters,
might just provide the spark
for something really interest-
Leonie and the Last
Napoleon by Tony
Boullemier is available on


THE National
Junkanoo Museum wishes
to partner with local
artists on its grand open-
ing event in October 2007
WHY: As a part of the
international launch they
would like artists to sub-
mit pieces for a fundrais-
ing exhibition that would
run through the end of the
WHAT: The museum is
inviting artists to submit
works with a Junkanoo
theme or inspired by
Junkanoo in any media.
Literary, performance and
vocal artists are also wel-
come to innovate and sub-
mit works that possibly
could be performed at the
opening or exhibited in a
multimedia format.

A. The works will be
put on sale with an agreed
on sum going to the artist
and the remaining pro-
ceeds donated to the
Junkanoo Museum.
B. Unsold works will be
returned to the artist at
the close of the exhibition.
C. Artists are responsi-
ble for aniy special installa-
tion needs within the
exhibition parameters of
the museum.
C. Deadline for submis-
sion is Monday, October
Please contact
Angelique McKay for fur-
ther Information. E-mail:
or telephone: 326.0147/9

Summer Film Series:
The National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas' Summer
Film Series: Paradise
Now, will be shown
Thursday, August 23 at
the NAGB. This film is
rated PG 13 and admis-
sion is free.
Paradise Now is set on
the West Bank. Said &
Khaled who volunteered
to be suicide bombers,
receive word it will be
tomorrow the cell's first
operation in two years.
They're shaven and shorn,
in black suits to pose as
settlers in Tel Aviv for a
Something goes wrong
at the crossing and they're
separated. The action is

postponed long enough
for renewed questioning
of what they're about to
do. Suha, the well-educat-
ed and well-travelled
daughter of a martyr,
challenges the action. She
likes Said and has her own
ideas. "Under the occupa-
tion, we're already dead,"
is Khaled's analysis. Fate
and God's will seem to
drive Said. We must be
more, argues Suha. Can
minds change?

The public is invited to
attend the exhibition,
featuring new works by
Bernard Petit, Jackson
Petit and Ryan Turnquest
Friday, August 24 @
6:30pm to 9pm at
Tradewinds Bali Decors,
Olde Towne Sandyport
Mall across from the Oys-
ter Bar & Seafood
Restaurant. The evening
will also feature a wine
tasting by Bristol Wines &

The POPOP artists are
back from the successful
opening of their group
show at the Diaspora Vibe
Gallery in Miami and will
be having a discussion of
WORk!, the exhibition
currently on display at the
gallery, Wednesday,
August 22 @ 7pm at

The public should be
advised that Nadia Camp-
bell's Jewellery Show,
originally scheduled to be
held at Doongalik Studios,
Marina Village this Fri-
day, August 24, has been
rescheduled to take place
at the end of September.
We apologize for any
inconvenience caused and
hope to see you on the
new date!

The DVD release of
"Show Me Your Motion -
The Ringplay Games of
the Bahamas" by Dr Ian
Strachan, takes place
Thursday, August 23 at
6:30pm at the Chapter
One Bookstore, Thomp-
son Boulevard.


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* BAHAMIAN artist Paul Joseph's acrylic paintings 'Stop the Violence' (left) and 'Majority Rule'

Artist hopes to spread message

of healing, peace to Bahamians

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A Bahamian artist
hopes to bring a message of healing
and peace to a country divided by
crime and politics through his paint-
Artist Paul Joseph is very con-
cerned about the ongoing blood shed
and "political polarization" he sees
occurring among Bahamians.
Although Mr Joseph completed his
acrylic paintings titled, 'Stop the Vio-
lence' and 'Majority Rule' several
years ago, he feels that it would be
appropriate to release them now.
"Many lives have been lost this year
and families are hurting. On the oth-
er hand, we have persons who are

still in their battle gear looking for
political warfare even though the elec-
tion is over," he said.
The country's murder count has
reached 50 a record for this early in
the year. And, politicians are prepar-
ing for a court battle over three par-
liamentary seats that are being con-
tested by the PLP in the Election
Mr Joseph's 'Stop the Violence'
painting shows a tranquil Bahamian
scene juxtaposed with a bloody crime
In the painting, he explains that the
Bahamian flag is at half mast sym-
bolizing the many lives lost to crime
over the past 34 years of indepen-
On the right, there is a coconut tree

with a 'Stop the Violence' sign with a
skull and cross bones just above it.
Bible scriptures are written on the
tree trunk.
Mr Joseph recalls that as a young
man growing up in Nassau in the old
days, the coconut tree was used as a
billboard to post signs.
A Bible at the base of the coconut
tree, he says represents the Bahamas'
identity as a Christian nation. It is
open to Proverbs 14:34 which read:
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but
sin a reproach to any people."
A chalk outline representing all vic-
tims of crime is set between the flag
pole and the coconut tree. The blood
flowing from the head represents the
blood spilled since Independence.
"You will also find that the tran-

quil scene of seagulls flying, a boat,
and islands in the background is bro-
ken by a police crime scene tape," he
Mr Joseph hopes that the messages
in the painting will sensitize the pub-
lic and bring about change.
"When one life is taken by violent
means many persons are affected -
the families of the victim and the per-
"And we have got to do something
to stop the senseless carnage in our
country," he said.
Mr Joseph says his "Majority Rule'
painting was inspired by his experi-
ence of the landmark event in 1967,
and evokes a message of unity that
surpasses politics.
He explains that despite the fact

that majority rule came under the
PLP, the painting consists of a mon-
tage of images of various political
leaders and many other Bahamians
who have made a significant impact
on the country.
Mr Joseph believes that this year's
general election, which took place in
May, has divided the nation.
"There are still those persons who
have not taken off their political para-
phernalia, and who believe that there
will be an election this year depending
on the judgment of the election
"The country is polarized political-
ly and this painting brings everybody
together and reminds us that we are
still one people, one Bahamas, one
nation," he said.

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Though I've never been
to art school, if it is any-
thing like how it is por-
trayed in the film Art
School Confidential, it
is full of the weirdest characters.
From the first scene to the last, each
character is blatantly built up as a
stereotype. There is the angry les-
bian, the person who draws nothing
but crayon scribbles and it is a mas-
terpiece, the hippie Caucasian, the
indecisive major changer....and then
poor Jerome (Max Minghella), the
very green newcomer who only
wants to be a famous artist but ends
up being a stereotype himself.
In this lineup of different charac-
ters, it is not difficult to understand
why people consider the artist to be
such an unusual individual. And it is
also not difficult to understand why.
in such an environment, a person's
views and perspective on life may
Tyrone Ferguson known for his
contribution to Sacred Spaces and
Welcome, said that when one
changes his outlook, views, or phi-
losophy after returning from school,
this is and should be a natural result
of growth, education and exposure
to new concepts. In fact, he is a bit
dubious about people who have not
changed in some way after return-
ing from school, whether they are
artists or not.
While the stereotype of the Afro-
centric artist was not discussed in the
movie, it appears to be one that exists
in this culture. Is this something that
artists believe that they have to
ascribe to? Or is this something nat-
ural? I guess it depends on who we're
talking to.
In his case, Mr Ferguson said that
he considered himself Afrocentric
long before accepting the label of
"When I talk about being Afro-
centric I am talking about a process
of being empowered and enlightened
through an understanding of who I
am as a person of the Diaspora. In
this light, most of the formally trained
artists whom I have had the privi-
lege of meeting have not come across
as Afrocentric," he told Tribune Arts.
"The formal training gave them a
certain degree of assurance, but back
home they spend a whole lot of valu-
able time looking for reassurance.
This is often time that should be
spent working on their own unique
identity," he said.
Mr Ferguson said that in his expe-
rience creativity is associated with
individualism and personal style. The
creative person, the artist in this case,
develops his own individuality, which
may sometimes come across as
strange to others. His individual
expression may also be similar to the
way another artist expresses himself,

but it is not that they are trying to do
"At this time in the Bahamas, I
don't think that art is a profession
that wants everyone to fit into a par-
ticular mold. The problem is that
many are tempted to copy what
appears to be success, while the
Bahamas is ready and hungry for
artists who are not afraid of pushing
their own signature." he said.
Nicole Collie, artist and founder
of one of the newest galleries in New
Providence, Sine.Qua.Non Gallery.
doesn't necessarily consider herself to
be eccentric, though she admits that
artists do have interesting ways of
While some people stereotype
artists as people who live to create
controversy or must be on some
rebellious attack against society, Ms
Collie believes that in many cases
this is a misunderstanding of the
artist's intention. The byproduct of
her chosen self expression, that is

painting nudes, is that many people
see it as rebellion. But she is not trv-
ing to do this on purpose.
She also said that when she speaks'
about her work. it is not to sound
highfalutin or to be arrogant. It is
merely her way of relating her
thoughts through her work. For
example, in her gallery Nicole has a
stream of blue tiles running along
the walls. Ask her of its significance
and she will tell you that it is to sym-
bolize her thoughts on women. She
thinks that women possess'the char-
acteristics of water, being able to fill
any space, fluid, full of motion. etc
To the lay person, this is just anoth-
er artist's unnecessary attempt to be
deep and philosophical. But Nicole
will tell you otherwise. This, she said,
and all the work that she creates for
that matter, is the only way she
knows to express her passion and she
is proud to be the way she is since her
intentions are not to be this character

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with a sixth sense.
Contrary to what many people
may think. Ms Collie said that her
ideologies concerning life do not
come from art school or trying to fit
into some artist mold. It comes how-
ever, from the world around her and
how she perceives what goes on in it.
When Nicole lived in Seattle for
seven ears with her mother she was
apprehensive about the move since
she was always targeted because of
her racial identity (her mom is white
and dad is black). But there were so
many interesting characters in that
city people with tattoos of rats on
their heads, witches, warlocks, yet
all of them were accepted in that
society. In this country however,
Nicole believes that people are judg-
mental and draw unnecessary con-
clusions. This is also what may be
going on when people draw conclu-
sions about individual's in the art
K Smith. teacher at "The Place for
Art", believes that when it comes to
being an artist, there is a romanti-
cized fantasy involved where the
artist is seen by the public as "this
iylli ical. magicall character", or even
sees himself a;s such. While he does
not know for sure where this comes
from, Mr Smith believes that televi-
sitn porltrayals of artists mav be ;at

()r belCer \t. this may be the
result of wh;it is being fed to art stu-
dents by their parents when they
lqu'estiol why Iheir child wants to be
an ;artist anywi ay, if artists make no
miioneyv. Mr Slnilh explained. So in
comes the notion of "the starving
aritisl" who, in pursuit of his vision,
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and the way he thinks. But this is
also so for creative individuals in gen-
eral, Mr Smith noted.
Not that creativity begets eccen-
tricity. though. After all, what is the
yardstick for eccentricity anyway?
Who or what determines this unwrit-
ten standard of strange and uncon-
ventional behaviour?
In truth though, not everyone is
genuine in the artistic front they por-
tray. Mr Smith believes that there
are some young people who try to
hard to stand out. These are the stu-
dents who are overcompensating in a
sense because they really aren't that
creative. But there are those students
who are naturally artistic. They don't
have to work at being different
because they already are, he
Referring to Paul Klee (1879 -
1940). a Swiss painter and graphic
artist, who is world renowned for his
work. Mr Smith said one does not
have to be eccentric in order to be
taken seriously as a artist. As Mr
Smith explained, Klee was very much
a regular guy who produced work
that was beyond his time. His work
influenced all later 20th century sur-
realist and nonobjective artists and
was a prime source for the budding
abstract expressionist movement.
When lie surveys the Bahamian
ait comminiinitx. Mr Smuith said that he
can't think of many artists who are
what he would consider eccentric.
But niany artists, he added, do have
an attitude that they will do whatev-
er they want to do because they want
And maybe just maybe that's
not a bad attitude to have.
"My advice to teenagers or peo-
ple in their early twenties who are
serious about becoming an artist is to
be comfortable in your own skin.
Don't let society pressure you to be
something vou are not. 1 think a lot
of lines it is society that puts pres-
sure on artists because the wacky
ones are more recognized and you
feel as if you need to fit into these
molds." he said.
"I don't think that how a person
portrays himself is an indication of
his status as an artist."


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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 growing
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.
"I do not think that we are doing enough to high-
light those brilliant young Bahamians who excel in
education. We are not doing enough to make exam-
ples of them to inspire other young Bahamians, and
we haven't been able to make the connection in
their minds that it is through education that they are
able to prepare themselves to get the things they
want in life.
"You will see this year that what we are trying to
do is connect some dots," Minister Bethel said. "We
will be extensively expanding the number of schol-
arships offered for tertiary level education. And
according to our best count, at least 100 Bahamian
will get scholarships or grants this year alone, instead
of the 19 who got it last year. In the coming year, we
are making a massive effort to connect the dots."

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Adami Miller
Adam Miller graduated from
Queen's College .une 2007. In
addition to the nulmerolus 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-
vg 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-
nity 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 Amoury
Amelia J Amoury 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. "Queen's college e has
helped me push myself academi-
cally and I am certain I would not
have done it on my own. Queen's
College has also given me the
tools to plan my future 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 was also the
winner of the United Nations
Model and Essay competition.
As an extracurricular activity
she enjoys drama. For her hob-
bies Amielle likes writing. read-
ing, hanging with friends and
watching movies. She enjoys dif-

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

Anastacia 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
sell 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
Andrew D'Alberas is one of
students in St Andrews IB Pro-



gramme. 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-

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McPherson Brown
Ashley is the 18 year old
daughter of Ian and Carol Brown.
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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
wNith four A's. two B's and two

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t "s. \slil\v was ;also a Prefect, a
1'in unLi 1f (lihe Global Young
I ,:uliis ('onlllrence anld the
:'iiciit ol her school's Art sub-
c', :\s:ul d. Iler hobbies are art
aii dance. A\shley is fond of
,lid i, shopping and anything that
I s tO do \\ith thle ocean. She dis-
.k:; ba1anas, rats and roaches.
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Ashlley Farrington
Ashlev is a 17 year old gradu-
atin.i sieior of St Augustine's
lCol'ge. After graduation she will
at;telnd St John's University where
hlic will major in Elementary
l Jucition. "I am enthused by the
i.-,idcmiic programme that they
hl.\c to ofter," said Ashley.
Shec has taken the BJC exams
:,id btcci aw;\arded an A in Math-
ut.llii"s. A in General Science, A
in llcalthl Science, A in Social
Studili.s and a B in English Lan-
gage. \Ashley is an honour roll
stI i tcll. and she has won Most
Oi)lttandingi Student in Bahami-
;.i I light Schools (20()5-2006), sub-
,t a\\a cds in Mlathematics, Com-
putIr and Accounting. She has
.!so won the A\bove and Beyond
tiC ('ill of Duty Award. She was
.,o president and financial con-
i oiler of her company in Junior
.clhic\c nient Bahamas and
.,rved is treasurer of Student
\'ouniiil. as well being a member
: I'e Yearbook Committee. For
.I hbbics Ashley enjoys surfing
!htrlniict. reading books and
.!\ lI I [un. Sihe also enjoys help-
gini ott hcrs travelling and politics.
She dislikes biology, confusion
. :J irgunmnts. As her personal
motto Ashley believes that,
"(I) \Alwavs try to do my best and
to never settle for less."
Ashley Major
A';h!lv is an honour roll stu-
JIct at CV Bethel Senior High.
\t Ii she is already aware of
,, kidih direction she wants to take
iI litl. After graduation she is
:oking Iforward to college life
aid w\\ill attend the College of the
Bahamnas to major in Medicine.
afterr the initial two years there
..le plans on relocating to Jamaica
io continue her studies at the Uni-
\crsitx ol the West Indies. She
.e!sircs 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 heartedlv that with God
by her side no one can come
against her and win.
Aynsley Merk
Avnslev is the IS ear old
daughter of Guinther and Carolyn
Merk. She is one of the graduat-
ing seniors and IB Progranlme
students of St Andrews High
School. Aynsley plans on going
abroad to McGill University
because she is pleased with 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 te.n BGCSE
exams and one IGCSE exam.
Aynslev 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 najor and would
like to go on to specialize in car-
diology. She finds this field inter-
esting and enjoys helping people.
An exceptional mcimber of her
school community she is a meim-n
ber of the Interiact. Key. and
Book clubs. Berlin views St
Mary's lUniversitv as one of the
best tcrtiarn educational facilities
and upon graduation will be
migrating north to Canada to
brave the blistering winter cold
to pereclt her ait.

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.
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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 Culmer
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 University of
Toronto where she will major in
Human Biology in the Life Sci-
ences department.
Brittney 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 my
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 ways 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-


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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 conmmu-
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 way
up and will undoubtedly accom-


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 your 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 BJC
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 GGYA programme.
His hobbies are computer pro-
gramming and agriculture.
Stephan is fond of chemistry and
experimentation, but he dislikes
physics, studying and bad sports-
manship. He advises his peers to,
"Always strive to be the best and
if you fall short, you will still feel

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 very good business pro-
gramme. and someday she hopes
to work in Foreign Affairs. She
has taken six BJC exams; Mathe-
matics (A), Health science (A),
Religious studies (A), English
Language (B). 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-
erature (C). Canderia's hobby is
singing and she enjoys shopping,
and speaking Spanish. She dis-



plish her goals because young Ms
Marshall knows that in order to
be a leader you must first be a

Carmen Vargas
Carmen Vargas is a June 2007
graduate of Queen's College. She
successfully completed the
school's rigorous academic pro-
gramme with an honours level
grade point average of 4.08.
In grade 12, Carmen took
advanced placement courses in
Psychology, Calculus, and Span-
ish Language. She also obtained
Microsoft Certification in
Microsoft Power Point while at
Queen's College. She has already
earned three A's in her BGCSE
exams and five other subjects
with passing grades.
During her graduation cere-
mony, Carmen was awarded a
certificate of merit in Computer
Science, English Language. Eng-
lish Literature. History. Religious
Education. Advanced Comput-
ers and AP Spanish.
Her plan for September 2007 is
to attend the College of the
Bahamas and study Art.
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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 I
want to be and set an example
for others to follow." What some





would call a tall order, Caryn sees
as just one of the 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 1 Gibson Senior High
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. Cassie plans on attending
the College of the Bahamas after
she graduates although she has
yet to decide on a major. Cassie
has shown excellence in her high
school life and will undoubtedly
continue along the same track
throughout her college years. She
is hardworking and displays a
strong desire to succeed in ever'y-
thing she puts her mind to.

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



School, Gine is bidding her time
well in preparation for her future.
She is an honour roll student with
various merit awards. After grad-
uation she plans on attending the
College 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
believes the purpose of life is a
life of purpose: never give up on
dreams and always put God first.

Glenville Mackey Jr
A 2007 graduate of Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy, (;lenville
is the son of proud parents
Glenville Mackey Sr and Angela
Clarke. lHe has been accepted to
Missouri Baptist Inivcrsity on a
four year basketball scholarship
and will be studying Music and

Graham Hardt
Graham Hardt. son to proud
parents Sasha and Brent Hardt, is
one of the graduating seniors and
IB Programme students of St
Andrews 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.

Ian 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,
love and laugh".

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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
by 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 on
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
of the favourable atmosphere and
community 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-



rance, disrespect and dishonesty.
Her personal motto is "Commit
thy 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 lor himself. At 16
he is one of the accomplished
honour roll 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
he plays the saxophone and per-
cussion in the school band. 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 when
asked what motivates 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 Bellozier will be among the
more renowned members of this

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

Jusimine Coakley
Headed into grade seved at
Kingsway Academy this Fall, Jas-
mine, the daughter of proud par-
ents Felix and Tracy Coakley.
leaves grade five with an out-
standing academic record. First
on her list of achievements is a
3.711 GPA, her student leader-
ship position as a Prefect and
some 38 merits to her credit.
Among 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 wishes 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."

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Jodi' Ann Lodge
Jodi' Ann is the 18 year old
daughter of Zangena Munroe and
Joseph Lodge. After graduation
she hopes to go abroad to either
Oxford or the University of the
West Indies to pursue a degree
in medicine; -",cifically 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 Clu' where she's
honed her skills as a modest and
proper young lady. Ms Lodge car-
ries herself with an aplomb and



grace that proudly highlights the
natural talent and brilliance of a (
R Walker alumni. Due to her
fondness of 1he 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
and enrolled in classes at the Col-

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lege of the Bahamas. He has tak-
en the Mathematics, English Lan-
guage, Biology, Technical Draw-
ing and Religious Knowledge
BGCSE 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
"Trust in God."
Juliana Rolle
The last of her high school
years 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 typ.'pf individual
she is: J-Joyous, tJAUnderstand-
ing, L- Lovable, I-Intelligent and
Joshua Hall
Seventeen year old Joshua Hall
is taking everything in stride as
he leaves behind high school and
prepares himself to enter college.
He is an honour roll student and
Prefect at C IGibson 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
has completed four BJC exams
which include Mathematics, Eng-


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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 IS-year-old
daughter of ShLila and Ken
Chaplin. He is a member of the
IB Programme and a graduating
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 arid 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 (BTVI) 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 Gib-
son Senior High School. She is a
member of Junior Achievers (JA)
under Commonwealth Bank, 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 she has yet
to determine which major she will




pursue. Among the many skills
that Kathonia boasts of are styling
hair, typing and filing.
Kayranna Seymour
Kayranna is a 16-year-old hon-
our roll senior at C' 1 Gibson
Senior High School. She has been
awarded a Certificate in Com-
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-
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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
Kettv 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. IKrysti
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
lie 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
Krvsti enjoys playing volleyball
and coaching for Swim America.
Hler 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
7 .i .' Morey E\vais.
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
S(A), English (B), Health Science
: (A), General Science (A), Social
'-Science (A), aind 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 hbsed 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 Baharnms Financial Ser-
vi ; Boail1. She was also a nom-
inee for the Ministr) 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 :n 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 accomplishments
are awards for Most Outstanding
in French. a Prefect award and 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
Latoya 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
onattending 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 wa3


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-
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Amanda attends the Global

Young leaders Conference



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. I 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.

* 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 r6sumes 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 college resum6s, all
while earning academic credit. 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

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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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finished, the graduation
ceremony is history, and
the excitement of plan-
ning for the prom has fizzled. Now,
what's next?
There are now thousands of stu-
dents who are preparing for life after
high school and whether they are
ready for the real world or not, it's
right in their faces.
Some are staying at home to begin
their university education at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas, others will be
traveling to the United States, Cana-
da, Great Britain to attend universi-
ties abroad, and then there are those
who unfortunately have to head
straight into the workforce.
Seventeen year old Nekeisha Rolle,
a recent graduate of Temple Christian
High School, always knew she wanted
to attend university, and with the help
of a full soccer scholarship she is head-
ing off to Southern University in
Louisiana to study Business Admin-
istration. Even though she said it will
be sad to leave her friends and family,

Preparing for life after high school

she is eager to embrace the opportu-
nity, meet new people, and get new
life experiences.
"If you have a chance to go off [to
school] and better yourself, why not'?
Even if you don't have the money
thlcre are many scholarships or grants.
so having low or no money is no
longer an excuse," Nekcisha said as
she urged all high school graduates
to do their best to pursue higher
Seventeen year old Alexandria
Roberts plans to attend Clark Uni-
versity to study Business Administra-
tion this fall and what makes it even
more meaningful is that she will be
the first in her family to go to college.
"Going to college means the world
to me and my family. Knowing I am
the first to go (to college) I really
want to make my family proud."
And after six years of home school-

ing, she is excited about entering a
formal academic setting. "I ani so
excited to nmcct new people, make
new friends and become more socia-
ble, and interact with people my age,"
she said.
'Then there's Stephen Munroc, 18,
who decided to work for a few months
before going to the Bahamas Techni-
cal and Vocational Institute in Janu-
ary to study Computer Technology
and Auto Mechanics.
With no fears of entering the real
world he is excited about gaining a
chance to experience life on his own.
He believes the benefits of working
before going to school gives students
the opportunity to get a feel for the
real world, and also gives them a
chance to support themselves rather
than relying on family. And he's not
concerned that he might get side-
tracked once he begins to make his

own mionley.
"I don't Ihink I will get caught up
in the workforce because once I set
my mind to do something I always
follow through, so I will surely attend
II TVI iln January," he said.
While many students are going
straight to school to pursue their edu-
cation, Sydia Wilson and Terrance
Nairn decided to take a short break
from school and, like Stephen, work
for a while.
As the time has come io enter the
real world Sydia says it's "scary", but
she is ready to face it head on. The
recent graduate of Bishop Michael
Eldon High School, Grand Bahama,
intends to save the money she makes
for her college tuition to give her par-
ents a financial rest after 12 years.
However, the 17-year-old says she
still plans to attend COB for the win-
ter semester to pursue a major in Culi-

nary Arts.
"I am entering the workforce first
so I can make money to pay for my
education without the help of my fam-
ily," said 19-year-old lerrance Nairn,
also a graduate of the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School class of 2007. "I
want to provide for myself."
By going straight into the work-
force, Terrance believes, "you gain
more knowledge of the real world
and gain more experience in the job
market." However, Terrance does
plan to attend the University of the
West Indies to major in Culinary Arts
in the next two years.
Heading straight to the College of
the Bahamas is the 2007 valedictorian
of Aquinas College Tramaine Ingra-
ham. With a scholarship from the
Future Teachers of the Bahamas Pro-
gramme, this 17 year old wants to
pursue a major in Early Childhood

IUnlike some ofli her peers who have
chosen to enter the workforce before
beginning their college careers, Tra-
maine said she chose not to go that
route because she was afraid of get-
ting trapped in the workforce. "I feel
if I start working before going to
school, and begin to make lots of
money I would never go back."
Also eager to begin the next chap-
ter of her life is Rhobynn Woods, a
recent graduate of St Augustine's Col-
lege, who is not quite ready to study
abroad, but will attend the College
of the Bahamas this fall. While most
of her peers dreaded biology classes,
Rhobynn said she always enjoyed it
and has decided to major in nursing
with hopes of becoming a midwife.
"After six years of structured and
mandatory subjects I am excited and
looking forward to finally studying
subjects geared toward my future
Ready or not the real world is here,
and members of the graduating class
of 2007 will have to face their chal-
lenges head on, and hopefully, come
out of it for the better.

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HEY mom, have you thought
about yourself in all the "back to
school" rush. Have you given any
thought at all to what you really want
to do in life? Are you living that
dream or working towards it now? If
not, why not?
Did you know that you can change
your career. You can change your job.
Your can change the track that you
are on. You can change what you do
- if you really want to. You don't have
to keep going to the same old boring
job and looking at the same old drea-
ry people day after day. You don't
have to put up with minimum or just
above minimum wage. You don't
have to keep looking at that ungrate-
ful boss, who doesn't appreciate you.
You can stop it right now. You can
turn around. You can change your
life. How? By going back to school!
Thousands of moms just like you have
already done it. Ask any one of them.
Ask them if they are sorry or unhap-
py because they went back to school
to pursue a degree in a new or better
Faced with the challenge of going
out day after day to earn a living that
allows them to take care of their fam-
ily and raise their children, many
women, particularly single mothers,
may feel that their current situation is
likely to remain in place for a very
long time, if not forever. And they
feel caught in a seemingly never-end-
ing cycle of stress, hardwork and
mounting bills.
"Me? Change my career, you say.
Now, at this stage in my life? How?
When would I ever find the time to go
back to school? I work. I raise chil-
dren. I am a cook. I am a chauffeur.

Me, have time to go back to school'?
When? Where? How?"
Okay mom, you know you are not
getting any younger, so if you arc
ready to take a good look at your life
and your place in life now, I'm here to
help you. Read on and let's take it a
step at a time. Here is some simple,
"shoot straight from the hip" advice.
First, find a good local college
which offers what you want. Start out
simply. So, you didn't finish high
school No BGCSE's, that's okay.
Many local colleges in Nassau offer
college preparatory courses to get you
ready. Don't choose a college which is
going to make you take too many col-
lege preparatory courses just con-
centrate on English and mathemat-
ics because they are the two main sub-
jects which will assist you in getting
through college.
Secondly, decide whether you
can go to school in the evenings or
not. If not, choose a college which
offers a Saturday programme. Did
you know that you can do a complete
first degree (Associate of
Science/Arts) by going to school only
on Saturday? The degree, if you are
consistent, can be completed in just 18
months two years.
You CAN change your career,
your direction in life; you can change
your income in a short time. You can
be much, much happier than you are
now. You can be proud of what you
do for a living. But, you must go back
to school and take positive steps
toward your first degree. You can
change your entire life. Mom, it's up
to you.
Dr Diane Major is tie academic
dean for Success Training College.
You can reach her at 324-7770

Group returns from 'very intensive' tour of Europe


* GISELLE samples Belgian waffles in Brussels

WHILE many students chose to spend their summer vaca-
tion shopping and relaxing in the United States, over 40 stu-
dents, teachers, parents and friends of the school recently
returned from a very intensive tour of several European coun-
The group, led by Gregory Deane, Rev Cleveland Wells and
Veronica Roberts, departed Nassau for London on Thursday, d
July 12. Despite a very tiring first few days pounding the pave-
ment and riding the tube in London, the students thoroughly
enjoyed a visit to the ancient Roman ruins at Bath, a visit to
view the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and a i
performance of the musical The Lord of The Rings in London's v
West End.
Although many people slept through the trip aboard the
Eurostar (a high speed train) to Paris, they regained their
energy in time to absorb the breath-taking beauty of the Tomb '
of Napoleon, the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Ver-
Paris also provided the opportunity to launch a few paper air-
planes from the Eiffel Tower, to see Notre Dame from the
Seine and to have their portrait sketched at Montmartre in the
shadow of the amazing Sacr6 Coeur Cathedral. Needless to say I
eating real French crepes was the thing to do in Paris and
many took advantage of the opportunity to do so.
The group travelled as well to the Normandy coast by bus,
where most of us climbed the many steep stairs to visit the awe- I
some abbey of Mont Saint Michel. A delightful stay at the
quaint Hotel Terminus du Val was a highlight of France.
Despite the inclement weather, Brussels gave the students an
opportunity to sample the world-famous Belgian waffles smoth-
ered in fresh strawberries and whipped cream, shop for sou- I
venirs and see the astounding architecture of the central plaza. i
The group also travelled to Bruges, a quaint city with dozens of
canals and picturesque bridges where many students bought
tons of chocolates in many, many shapes, flavours and sizes.
Our final stop was the city of Amsterdam in Holland with its
beautiful canals and windmills, amazing restaurants, bicycles
everywhere and tons of opportunities for shopping. Students
were treated to a visit to a cheese and wooden clog factory
where many bought souvenirs for their family members back
home. Other highlights of the visit to Amsterdam included a vis-
it to the famous Van Gogh Museum and the poignant, touch-
ing exhibition at the Ann Frank House where we viewed some
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wireless facility 'new era in education'

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n a move to capitalize on an
increasingly wireless global
community, Lyford Cay Inter-
national School has ushered
in a new era in the field of education
with the introduction of a wireless
facility to its campus. Students and
teachers are no longer tied to the
classroom or the chalkboard and
learning now becomes a 24/7. any-
time, anywhere endeavour.
Started in January, the programme
saw an Apple laptop computer in the
hands of the entire campus some
300 students plus 60 full time staff
Scott Gutowski. Lyford Cay
School's IT Technical director, said
that with no sustainable programme
in place prior to the introduction of
the wireless facility, and its secondary
division still in its infancy, at three
years old, the administration felt that
the school was poised to make a sharp
change in its tech programme and
believed that this was the best time to
launch a new technological platform.
The process of upgrading the
school's IT facility and revamping the
infrastructure to create a campus-
wide wireless network, he said, was
made possible by the administration's
decision to focus on a single vendor,
Apple Computers. Through their
partnership with the computer com-
pany, Lyford Cay was able to get all
of the laptops upfront while stagger-
ing its payments over the long term.
With this structure in place the
school, he said, was able to evolve its
tech programme quickly, more than
quadrupling the number of machines
available for students going from
25 Dell PC's to over 300 Apple lap-
tops in more than one year.
The partnership with Apple also
allowed them to bring on a number of
wireless tools that in essence has cre-
ated a web-based classroom where
lessons, assignments, attendance, e
mail. etc, are all web-based.
"So whether students are on the
soccer field, near the swimming pool.
in the classroom anywhere on cam-
pus for that matter the laptop, with
its two batteries, allows them to live
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Internet, e-mail, the library, their
grades all from anywhere on cam-
The programme even allows stu-
dents not in school and even out of
the country to access courses and
materials as if they were in the class-
The question some may be asking
at this point is whether students are
still required to attend a physical
classroom and the answer is yes,
they are. But when in class are stu-
dents really tuning into the course-

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work or are they surfing the net? The
truth is that they are probably as
focused as they would be if they copy-
ing from the blackboard and using a;
pen or pencil to write in their note-
Teachers are able to see from their
computer screen in real time wh'at
students are looking at on their
screens. Whether thev do routine
checks or just watch for students twho
give off telltale signs that their atten-
tion is directed elsewhere, teachers
at Lyford Cay have the resource
available to them to monitor their
student's web activities.
"[We're] using a remote monitor-
ing piece of software and the kids
know it exists. The remote manage-
ment allows teachers to see in real
time everyone's scrccn oni theirs. So it
I know Johnny's on You Iul'be. 1 cln
say 'hey Johnny. bring vour attentionn
Teachers are also able to lock a
student's screen, which has been
another saving grace enabled by the
fact that the school is using a single
type of machine, so even though the
classroom is now web based, teachers
still have ownership over their class.
"We block a lot of web pages, and
we do have the ability to find out
what was said in a chat room the
night before and we can find out
every web page that a student visits."
Mr Gutowski said.
"If you post something on
YouTube and put Lyford Cay Inter-
national School on it then you've bro-
ken school rules. We like to make
students aware that we know what
you are doing there. The first week
back on campus we'll distribute the
computers and go over policy and
procedures. The goal is that students
do de elop some sense of responsi-
bility because places like Myspace.
YouTube are never going to go
This sense of responsibility
becomes even more important in light
of the fact that this September stu-
dents in grade 10 and above will be
able to take their laptops home and
will also be able to keep their lap-
tops over vacation and holiday

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breaks. For other students, in grade
six through nine, they will be able to
take their laptops home during the
school year, but will not be able to
keep them during the long school
breaks. (hiklren in grade one to five
%will only use the computers during
the school day and will not take the
laptops home. Students in the early
learning division will not have lap-
tops. but w ill use the school's PCs.
In addition to web-based tools and
computers. another element aimed
at teachers is that all classrooms have
had their chalkboards replaced with a
digital w hiteboard. This gives teachers
the ability to take endless amounts
of notes and save them either as pdf
files or screen captures, such as a jpeg
or gif and share them with their stu-

In conjunction 'with this new pro-
gramme, the school has weekly staff
development sessions. Mr Gutowski
noted that initially teachers under-
went mandatory sessions, and it
turned out that a lot of them were
very afraid of technology. Going for-
ward, making staff development a
consistent part of using the machines,
he said, is a necessary component in
improving the school's technological
programme and also allows the
administration to see what training
needs to be put in place.
"This is the kind of era that we
live in. Many schools world wide,
middle schools, elementary, univer-
sities, are looking at technology and
how it can benefit education." he said.

The cost of the new technological
upgrades have not, surprisingly,
impacted tuition. According to Mr
Gutowski, a lot of parents were con-
cerned the school was going to raise
tuition, but their fears were quickly
allayed when it was announced that
the laptops and wireless network
were made possible from donations
from companies, both Bahamian and
international, and some parents.
"We did not want to impact par-
ents. We wanted to bring the money
forward to make the programme
work. Moving forward, you might see
a technology fee or tech requirement,
but we did not want to raise tuition -
we didn't want to burden parents and
we wanted to make it as transparent
as possible to parents."

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Queen's College continues to expand

its Advanced Placement Programme

F ive years ago Queen's
College embarked on a
journey destined to create
a shift in the way the
Bahamian educational system is
perceived, implemented and prac-
The school realized that year
after year top Bahamian high school
graduates complained about the
inadequacies they experienced upon
entering college and university,
when they compared themselves to
their international counterparts.
Not slighting or wishing to under-
rate the national Bahamas General
Certificate of Secondary Education
(BGCSE) curriculum, Queen's Col-
lege realized that its students need-
ed to go beyond this standard if they
were to excel at the tertiary level
and compete globally.
To do this, in 2003 the school's
administrative team and heads of
departments first travelled to vari-
ous leading high schools in North
America to explore their academic
programmes and to gain insight
from their new educational col-
leagues. Returning from this trip,
Queen's College adopted the Amer-
ican Advanced Placement pro-
gramme and began the process of
certifying its teachers and adminis-
trators in order to be able to offer
the courses.
Next, the school reviewed the
national curriculum in every subject
area, assessed the content, and then
redesigned each subject into an
accelerated course to prepare stu-
dents to sit their Bahamas Junior
Certificate (BJC) examinations ear-
ly and thereby, their BGCSE exami-
nations, one to three years ahead of
other students in the Bahamas.
With students now completing
their national examinations early,
they are able, in grades eleven and
twelve, to'pursue Advanced Place-
ment courses.
According to the American Col-
lege Board. Advanced Placement
courses can change a student's life.
Through college-level AP courses,
students enter a universe of knowl-
edge that might otherwise remain
unexplored in high school. And by
sitting the AP exams, students have
the opportunity to earn credit or
advanced standing at most North
American colleges and universities.
By participating in the Advanced
Placement programme students gain
an edge in their college preparation,
they stand out. in the college admis-
sions process and it broadens their
intellectual horizons.
The Queen's College Advanced
Placement programme was
launched in September 2004 with a
single course in Advanced Place-
ment English Language and Com-
position, and with an. enrollment of
17 students. In the first sitting of the
AP exam the school was able to
boast of students achieving perfect
Since that time the programme
has expanded to offer AP courses in
seven subjects: English Language,
Psychology, Calculus AB, Spanish,
French, US History and Microeco-
nomics. In the 2006-2007 school

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87 per cent of its gradu- demanding for the students, but also
some 117 students, had to the teachers who must do addi-
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ndard. expose and prepare students ade-
quately in tile courses' content
ichers and administra-
en's College are very Courses

pleased with the performance of all
of the school's students in the May
2007 AP examinations and they cel-
ebrate the accomplishment:
Ezzard Rolle and Gabrielle
Misiewicz, who obtained perfect
scores in the Advanced Placement

Duc to the incrclsing dlcLimand tor
AP courses. QueenCCIs collegee sent
additional teachers to ,\A' traiining
Institutes throughout North Ameri-
ca this summer to become certified
teachers in AP Calculus and AP
Psychology. This will allow addi-
tional sections to be added to the
relevant subject offerings.
The school also plans to continue
expanding its Advanced Placement
programme in the ensuing years to
offer courses in Human Geography,
Studio Art, Computer Science and
English Literature.
Queen's College continues to
look to the future and views the
world as it really is a global mar-
ket. It recognizes that it is the moral
duty 6f every educational institution
and every educator to prepare the
children of the nation to take their
rightful, positive place in society:
never to settle for mediocrity or the
norm. but to go beyond the expect-
ed limits and to accomplish all that
is possible.

* GRADE 11 students Zachary Lyons (left) and Adam Flowers have completed their BGCSE
courses and will be taking Advanced Placement courses in Grade 12

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* QUEEN'S College students enjoy food at the state-of-the-art 'Q Cafe' (above)

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tory of the school, Queen's
College will open for its
Fall semester with a state-
of-the-art cafeteria. Many highlights
and achievements have decorated the
2006-2007 school year at Queen's Col-
lege, but by far the most important
and anticipated was the opening of
the "Q Cafe".
After two years of planning, fund-
raising and rescheduled starting dates,
as well as three months of intensive
fund-raising for furniture, the cafe
was officially opened April 18 on a
perfect Bahamian day. Governor
General Arthur Hanna officially
declared the cafeteria open.
Beginning this school year,

Queen's College will offer last y, nutri-
tional meals to its students. In so
doing, the school will ensure that its
students are not only academically
advanced, but are also learning about
Good eating habits and the impor-
tance of eating well-balanced nutri-
tional meals. In this age of obesity-
related illnesses, it is important that
students learn how to stay healthy
early in their lives.
Among the features that the cafe-
teria boasts are an ice cream parlour
called the Milky Way which is
extremely popular with students. The
most impressive feature, however, is
the stainless steel sculpture which was
masterfully created especially for
Queen's College by Tyrone Fcrgu-

son, a parent. This sculpture spirals
high into the ceiling with a burst of
stars at the very lop. each of which
contains a coloured glass ball. The
sculpture. entitled Tiendo Excellentia
which means striving for excellence.
"epitomizes the excellent work that is
being done at Queen's College," said
Mr Ferguson.
The interior of the cafeteria is
designed around the idea of the QC
Comets. The ceiling is painted a light
blue while the walls are two shades of
darker blue. These represent the sky.
There are stars painted on the very
top of the high ceiling and a mural of
the solar system which has all of the
school's comet slogans resting on the
back wall just above the booths.

There are splashes of yellow and
red throughout the cafeteria which
represent the sun and also the bril-
liant QC spirit. The serving counters
are the QC green and white in a
checkerboard design and the booths
and chair seats are green and blue
glitter which provides the right
amount of "bling" for the cafeteria's
youthful patrons.
By skillfully including these spe-
cific colours. Queen's College has
been able to have all of its House
colours represented. The students
were awe-struck by the beauty of the
cafeteria and many of them simply
had one response. "Wow!".



* QUEEN'S College students enjoy food at the cafeteria

* MANY highlights and achievements have decorated the 2006-2007
school year at Queen's College, but by far the most important and
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immersed themselves in the Medical
T hrie students from Queen's College
Summit hosted by the People to Peo-
ple Ambassador Programme, earlier this
The students visited and stayed ten days at Wol-
man Hall which is a residency hall at the presti-
gious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Mary-
land. In addition to that, the students stayed with
and interacted with many other students from over
97 different countries from all over the world!
The summit consisted of several groups of about
13 random students, each lead by a facilitator who
managed the group over the ten days. At the start of
the programme each group was given a 'case study'
patient, where four different patients needed a liv-
cr transplant. and each group had to create a pre-
sentation. IThe groups were competing against each
other to show why their patient should receive the
new liver, and their case would be presented at the

end of the programmed.
In addition to this. the lMedical Summit also con-
sisted of excursions in the daytime and medical lec-
tures every night. Some places visited were 'Bodies:
the Exhibition', the Johns Hopkins School of Med-
icine, the National Institute of Health, the Good
Samaritan Hospital and the Baltimore National
Harbour. The students also made blankets for the
homeless. participated in and achieved CPR certi-
fications and donated blood for the Red Cross. The
lectures were based on patient interviewing, stem
cell research (lecturer Hans Kiersted). liver trans-
plants, residency. college admissions and the prepa-
rations and importance for the SAT and ACT.
Although there was a lot of work to be done.
the students had even more fun. They enjoyed
events like an ice-cream social, the National Aquar-
ium, the Baltimore Harbour Cruise and Dance, the
room-tmates, the Barnes and Nobles (for Starbucks
and .ohns Hopkins goodies and other accessories).
lots of free time and lastly, the trip to Washington
DC on the fourth of July to visit the Capitol Hill
building, the White House. the World War II

Memorial, the Vietnam lMenorial and a baseball
game followed by a brilliant display of fireworks to
commemorate the holiday Ihis was truly an expe-
rience to educate our future leaders on the experi-
ence of staying at a college dormitory, having a
ioom-Imatc interacting with others their own age
from all over tihe world to make some life-long
friendships. and learn more about their possible
future careers from an earlicil age. ManyI tears were
shed on that last day as e\ eronie sMa: goold-bye.
In the end, the entire student population that
participated in this programmeL completed three
short assignments from the Washington School of
World Studies prior to the progranmmie which were
marked by their facilitator, and earned ten ser-
vice-learning high school credit hours.
The People to People prograimmes host variouss
summits such as Medicine. Law\. Arts aInd I'heatre.
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I TRAVELLED to New York and Washington DC to the Peo-
ple to People Future Leaders Summit on International Diplomacy,
June 18-27. The summit was held at Columbia University in New
York and at George Washington University in Washington DC.
During our visit to the United Nations, we learned a lot about the
importance of diplomacy, debated controversial issues pertaining to
the global community in a model UN environment and learned how
to write a resolution.
I also made a lot of new friends who were delegates from over 45
different countries all over the world. We explored the profes-
sional options for careers in international diplomacy, global eco-
nomics and foreign service. We also had mock debates to give us a
feel for how conflicts are resolved within the United Nations and the
processes they go through.
During our time at the summit, we visited many historical mon-
uments, both in New York and Washington DC, including Ellis
Island, the Statue of Liberty. Ground Zero. Wall Street, the Unit-
ed Nations headquarters, the Saudi Arabian Embassy, the US
Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Institution, the Holocaust Muse-
um and the International Spy Museum. We also went to see the
Broadway show. "Legally Blonde".
It was a great experience and opportunity for me because I
learned a lot that I probably would have never learned or retained
by reading a textbook. 1 am fortunate to have this experience
because I know a lot of students may never get such an opportunity.
1 learned about many cultures and how different they are com-
pared to my own and our facilitators made it even more interesting
for us. They even gave us one-on-one help if we needed it. Over all
I had a great time and 1 wish to go back next year and build upon
the knowledge which I have already gained from my first summit.

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BEGINNING in grade school, this
is the perfect time for children to learn
about healthy foods, their bodies and
healthy activities as they start a busy
social life, have pocket money and
begin to shape their own lifestyles.
Children of this age learn quickly and
are influenced by their friends and
popular trends.
This grounding in a healthy lifestyle
has become increasingly important
for our children, as in recent years
there has been an alarming rise in the
number of children being diagnosed
with adult diseases such as type 2'dia-
betes, obesity, high blood pressure
and high cholesterol levels. In order to
secure a bright future for our chil-
dren, it has become extremely impor-
tant that they be taught how to
become healthy eaters.
SHealthy eating represents a lifestyle
which involves balanced, nutritious
meals to be eaten at least three times
per day, where all food groups are
represented; eating occasional io n-
nutritious (junk) foods are acceptable
when eaten in moderation and not in
place of nutritious foods. Children
should understand from an early age
that food should be used as fuel for
their body, for growing bones. build-
ing muscles, and a healthy mind.
iBreakfast is important
It is important to encourage break-
fast. Your child needs to understand
that everyone must eat breakfast in
tie morning in order to break the
overnight fast.
Many children Ihave heir last meal
around six in the evening 1and may
nolt i glntlln luntlil seven in llte imorn-
ing the next day. They will have fast-
ed for 13 hours and their brain will
need a jump-start to prepare for the
demands of the school day ahead.
telling breakfast also means yomu
child is less likely to 1 be hungry Lduring
tlie morning hours.
A bowl of cereal with low fat milk,
fresh fruit, eggs, whole wheat toast.
grits, oatmeal along with fresh orange
juice are all great starters for the
entire family. Do not send children

N PUT an apple or another fruit in your child's lunch box for school

to school with out bre.iklfst!

School lunches
Parents should tryv to prepCare
lunches for t ieir children w\vihenever
For nursery or Ipre-school children
parents may find it a little easier lto
control what there child cats. Foods
should be interesting ind healthy.
Portions shouldll Ie milniaure, easy lto
cat and inoit nssy.
Lunch Box suggestions for
Slandwic.hes. l icsh i1111i. \Nt11 1
or applesilic .'
I.caIn Imeails (turke,'. liaiih chickl
n) baked chickLen dLrunslick. ndil
viduaL l cheeses, IInx boxes of ilistins.
mini muffinsl nlliii 'li o:111 is
Small calllll on It lll o \ m i l itll c s.
milk and botllId \\:aci. IIncoutaIgc
your child to dll ik pInlCni\ of a.;tr.
Over consumlptionl of s\\w'e(nellc
LdrItls has been linked to increased
rates of obesity in childlenc
Sodas ale nol looIInunlerled for"

pre-school children.
For primary or adolescent age
children it may be a little difficult for
parents to control what they eat.
Communication is vital at this age.
Find out how thcy feel about food.
weight, and eating. While many
schools htave c:anteens or cvelndors sell-
ing outside the school's gates, without
sonme lelp the food\ your children
choose mlt iy be high in energy, but
lowt in nultrients. Reteinmllber., .yoI are
your child's role model and llth best
teacher thicy may ever have.
Lunch suggestions for primary or
adolscsenlt children
Sandwiches with Ican mcleats
(turkey. li.m. chicken peanullt butter
Cheese slices, ciackeis, fresh fruit,
C1 up )\gel tables
Bottled watt.ci milk l, low sugar
Foods which should he limlted:l
ProceCsse.d oi calnnedl meals suclh as
salami, pastrami, sausages, corinled

beef; chips, sweet biscuits, candies
and sodas
After-school snacks
Children usually come home from
school very hungry so it is very impor-
tant to have fresh and nutritious
snacks for after-school. These include:
milk or soy products, cottage cheese,
yogurt, tuna, celery sticks and hard
cheeses. Display a full bowl of fresh
fruit and keep it in a highly visible
and accessible area.
Evening meals
SYoung children may have swings
in appetite depending on activity lev-
els so allow them to choose how much
they need to eat while offering a wide
variety of healthy foods.
Suggestions for evening meals
Homemade pizzas with low fat
Grilled or baked chicken
Steamed fish or conch
SWlhole wheat pasta with spaghet-
ti sauce
Steamed rice, mash potatoes
Steamed vegetables
Stir fry veggies with meat
Crab and rice
Foods which should be limited
Conch fritters
Fried chicken/French fries
Fried rice
Fatty meats
Physical activity is an important
part of good health. Try to encour-
age your child to do something active
each day such as a hobby or just out-
door play. Recommended time is
about an hour of physical activity per
"Making healthy choices the easiest
choices for all."

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C. She also took courses in
Advanced Subsidiary English Litera-
ture and Advanced Placement Cal-
In 2006, Lindsay was awarded a
Queens College Certificate of Excel-
lence for outstanding BGCSE results
in seven subjects; Mathematics (A),
History (B), Religious Education (13),
English Language (B), Physics (C)
and Spanish Core (C), the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associations
Outstanding Performance in Under
17 Girls Triple Jump and the
Bahamas Outstanding Students Foun-
dation Academic Achievement
During her June 2007 graduation
ceremony, Lindsay received certifi-
cates of merit in ten subjects, the sub-
ject prize in Geography and the cov-
eted Principal's Prize for most con-
sistent effort and excellence. Also
during 2007 she sat four additional
BGCSE exams including Accounts,
Geography, English Literature and
Spanish Extended. She also sat Pit-
man Computers, Advanced Sub-
sidiary Literature and Advanced
Placement Calculus.
Lindsay's extracurricular activities
included being a member of the
Queen's College Senior Girls Soccer
Team, Staff-Student Choir and the
Student Representative Council. She
is a member of Jumpers Inc Track
and Field Club (triple jumper), a
Junior Usher at St Agnes Parish and
assists with Special Olympics events.
She also attended the Dwight Eisen-
hower Foundation's People-to-Peo-
ple Future Leaders Summit for The-
atre and the Arts at Columbia Uni-
versity in New York in June, 2005.
Lindsay also served as a school Pre-
She was accepted for the 2007 Fall
semester to the College of the
Bahamas to major in Mathematics or
Accounts, before studying abroad.
Lindsay has future aspirations of
becoming an Actuary.
Lindsay's view of education is that
she believes that a good education is
by far one of, if not the most impor-
tant thing in life for a person to have.
In her opinion, education is the key to
progress, and it is education alone
that moves people and nations for-
ward. The health and wealth of a
nation are determined by the educa-
tional level of its people.
"Queen's College High School has
provided me with a foundation that I
doubt I would have received at any
other school. By being exposed to
numerous accelerated courses and
international travel opportunities.
Queen's College has encouraged me
to consider the world outside of the
Bahamas. I am now better prepared
for the world beyond high school and
better equipped to compete with stu-
dents from other countries when I
attend university. I also met people in
Queens College who were good role
models and who challenged me to

Lisa Rodgers
One of the graduating seniors of
St Andrews High School, Lisa
Rodgers successfully completed the


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school's 113 Programme and she is
now preparing for school life abroad.
Her university of choice is Brown
University where she will major in
ldlucation and Biological Studies. She
intends to become a teacher,
She has taken two BlJC exams;
Mathematics (B) and English Lan-
guage (A). Lisa has also taken nine
BGCSE exams; Mathematics (A),
English Language (A), Literature
(A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A),
Spanish (A) and History (A). She has
also won the Literature prize and
been awarded an A in the IG(SE
Drama exam. For extracurricular
activities Lisa enjoys acting, teaching,
swimming and is a member of the
Interact Club. Her hobbies are run-
ning, beaching, going to the movies
and swimming and her personal mot-
to is "Live, laugh, love".

Lynette Gibbs
Lynette is one of the graduating
seniors of Cl Gibson Senior High
School. At 16, she has taken the Span-
ish BGCSE exam, has received
awards in Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry, Religious Studies and
Spanish. She served as a Prefect for
the 2006-2007 school year, with a
cumulative average of 3.40 GPA.
Earlier in her scholastic career,
Lynette sat six BJC exams consisting
of English Language. Mathematics,
Religious Knowledge, Science, Social
Studies and Health Science. She plans
on attending the 'College of the
Bahamas and will major in Primary
Education because she aspires to
become a primary school teacher. She
is a member of the Teacher's Cadet,
Student Christian Movement and her
church's youth group.
Lynette is a young Christian who
values God above all else in her life.
She attends Ebenezer Mission Baptist
Church where she is a part of the
youth group and a member of the
dance team. "I am a Christian and 1
pray that God would continue to
allow me to succeed in life. I also want
to continue dancing for his glory,"
Lynette said. She takes great pride in
not only her career goals but also in
her spiritual walk and will surely be
one of the great educational figures of
this country.

Marcus Bain
A 2007 graduate of Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy. Marcus is the
son of proud parents Dexter and Mar-
garet Bain. Marcus was accepted to
Missouri Baptist University on a four
year academic scholarship and Gen-
tlemen's Club scholarship, anld he will
be studying Business Administration.

Melissa Jan
Sixteen year old Melissa Jan grad-
uated valedictorian from CR Walker
Senior High school this year. Melissa
completed her primary school edu-
cation in France at the "Ecole Pri-
maire d'Arrcnes" and graduated at
the age of nine. After a year at the
College Marouzeau in Gueret.




France, she came to Nassau with her
family to discover her Bahamian
roots. She attended HO Nash Junior
High and was an honour roll student
from Grade 7-1). She sat and passed
six BJC's, all with Grades C and
Melissa then enltred CR Walker
Senior High where she reCnualned on
the honour roll and Principal's list.
She finished fiisl in her school, and s;at
and passed eight B(GC'SE's. She
obtained A's in Math, English, Geog-
raphy and French (which she sat in
Grade 11), B's in Art and Design, and
Craft, and C's in Literature and Biol-
ogy. Melissa feels that this was so
because of Ithe dedicated and haid
working teachers she had al CR(
In addition to her academic talent.
Melissa is fascinated by art and fash-
ion design. She intends to take this
path and study fashion design and
pursue a modeling career in France.
She is off to Univelsity in Grenoble at
the end of August, and will continue
her studies in Paris when she turns
Melissa is the daughter of proud
parents Italia Watkins-Jan and Robert
Jan. Her brother Eric and sister Fiona
(CR Walker class of 2004) are also
students at the University of Greno-
ble. We wish her the best whcereccr
she goes.

Meredith Turner
Meredilth Iur ner is one of the grad-
uating Il PIogranmmel seniors at St
Andrews High School. She plans on
going abroad to study Biology ait
Emory IUniversity because she favou.rs
the location and lcademlic reputation.
She has completed 10 BGC'SE exams
with nine A's and one B. NMeredith
has also been awarded the National
Art Award. GGYA bronze and silver
medals and the BGCSE Art Award.
Her extracurricular activities include



soccer and art classes. Icr hobbies
arc sleeping and going to the beach.
Meredith likes being with her ifamiily
and friends, the beach and food.
Meredith dislikes dirty cars and her
motto is "Love, live aild forgive".

Michael Roiner
Seventeen year old Michael Romer
is Min honour till sludentl ;t athe pres-
tigious Doris Johnson High School.
He plans on continuing his education
at the College of the liihain as.
Having a solid back ground in tech-
nic:l drawing since his days al C' II
Reeves, Michael has chosen to iimajor
in Architecture and Engineering. Ile
has been awarded Wiith nuilIImerou
design certilic:iles a;nd s confide ent
lhat he will be one nf the iioic accolm-
plishcd airchlitects in the Bahamas.
Amlonrg his many hobbies are draw-
ing and travelling. This young man
has travelled to England, the United
States and \various Family Islands. He
disfavours disrespectful people and
considers himself a "Soldier for
Christ". He attends Trinity Assem-
bly of Praise where he enjoys serving
the Lord.

Michael Wilson Krista
Eighteen year old Michael, son of
Bert and Ssivia Krista, is one of the
graduating seniors at St Andrews
High School and a member of the IB
Programnlme. Hc planils on furthering
his education by studying abroad ati
York University whetie lie will be
majoring in Business. He has been
awarded the Psychology subject prize
aimong other achievemeni ts. As
extracurriculir activities Michael
enjoys working out and swimming
andi is a hobby he invests time in
Michael likes trees, gold and Santa
Claus but dislikes rap, R&B and Bat-
man. His personal motto is: "Don't
blow me a riddle".



Morgan Elizabeth Fraser
Morgan is the eighteen year daugh-
ter of Leslie and Johnnic Fraser, and
is one of the graduating IB Pro-
gramme seniors of St Andrews High
School. She is presently preparing for
school life abroad.
Morgan plans on attending York
University to pursue a degree in Busi-
ncss Management and Marketing and
she feels that York is situated nicely,
has an interesting culture and its busi-
ness courses are exceptional. She
aspires to become an entrepreneur.
She has taken the Art, English Lan-
guage, Accounts. Spanish, Economics
and the Riology BGCSE exams. She
is also the winner of the UNESCO
Student Essay petitionio.
For extracurricular activities Mor-
gan enjoys soccer and coaching gym-
nastics. For hobbies she's interested in
art, soccer, running and going to the
beach. She likes going to the movies
and the "Fry". She dislikes dishon-
esty and her personal motto is Live
it up, laugh it off, take chances and
never regret."

Alunique Smith
Alunique, a 2007 graduate of Mt
Carmel Preparatory Academy, is the
daughter of proud parents Alfredo
and Ihura Smith. Alunique was
accepted to Missouri Baptist Univer-
sity on a four year cheerleading schol-
arship. Alunique will be studying
Business Administration.
Amanda Neely
Amanda is a 2007 graduate of Mt
Carmel Preparatory Academy. She is
the daughter of proud parents Arnold
Neely and Tonya Sweeting and will be
attending Success Training College
on a two year scholarship. Amanda
will be studying Computer Science.

Anthyia Louis
Seventeen-year old Anthyia Louis
is a member of CI Gibson's Class of



2007. She is an honour roll student
and a member of Girls with ;a l'u-
pose, Girls Guides and Rainger'. She
was previously successful in comple-
ing the Mathematics, English L:n-
guage, Home Economics andl Health
Science BJC exams and sat a num-
ber of BGCSE exams. She plans on
enrolling in either the College ol the
Bahamas, or the Bahlamas Ilchluic:l
and Vocational Inslitute to pursue a
career in either medicine or law.
Anthyia also boasts competent com-
puter skills and is a very diligent work-
er. If she pursues medicine Anthyia
would like to specialize in Pediatrics.
a career path that no doubt stems
from a love of children. She plans on
making a difference in whichever field
God places her and will excel because
she is dedicated and willing to put
everything into accomplishing her

Ashley Daxon
As one of the graduating honour
roll students of C I Gibson Senior
High School, Ashley Daxon is well
on her way to the top.
At 16 she has an impressive
scholastic record that boasts of a Cer-
tificate of Outstanding Performance in
computers, four BJC exams includ-
ing English language; Mathematics.
Religious Knowledge and Social Stud-
ies, as well as the English Language
BGCSE exam. Ashley also has a
fondness for music. "I ha\e a special
interest in music," she reveals. "and I
would like to have training in that
It could be one of the various
choices Ashley has when it comes to
deciding a major. She plans on con-
tinuing her education at home and
will enroll in the College of the

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Cecilia P Higgs
Cecilia is the 17-year-old daughter
of Dwight J Higgs and Dr Jacinta
Hliggs. She is an honour roll student at
the prestigious St Augustine's Col-
lege where she is cunrently preparing
for her upcoming BGCSE exams and
graduation. She plans on enrolling at
the Ulniversity of North Carolina
because she feels that this is the best
place to help her develop into an
adult. "This university can help mold
and form my character into the adult
1 would like to become. It can also
help me to receive an education which
can assist me in striving for success."
Cecilia will major in Biochemistry
and Pre-Medicine. She has taken six
B.IC exams and been awarded an A in
Mathematics, A in Health Science, A
in Social Studies, A in Art, B in Eng-
lish Language, and a B in General
Science. She sat the Math, English
Language, Literature, Biology, Chem-
istry, Commerce, and Spanish
BGCSE exams.
Among her various accomplish-
ments are subject awards in religion,
computer, math and commerce. Cecil-
ia is a member of the Colina Junior
Investment Programme, project
leader (2005-2006), Speech and
Debate Team (2005-2006), Anchor
Club (2005-2006), Lecturer and CCD
Teacher at St Anselm's Catholic
As hobbies Cecilia enjoys singing,
dancing, reading, cracking jokes,
studying, socializing and traveling.
She is particularly fond of children,
the elderly and community service.
Her personal motto is,
"I do not plan on staying in any
state that is not assisting me in striving
for success in my life. Because I
strongly believe that life is what you
Make it, and no life is worth living if
you do not give it your best in every-
thing that you do."

Chevette Evans
Chevette is a 17-year-old graduat-
ing student of C W Saunders. She
feels that it is still not time for her to
leave home so she is content at pre-
sent to pursue a career in Biochem-
istry at the College of the Bahamas.
She aspires to be a dentist and, at one
point planned to become a teacher,
but changed her mind and stuck with
dentistry. She has won the Most Out-
standing Student in the Bahamas
Award and is a member of the honour
roll. She is particularly fond of read-
Young Ms Evans is a natural
leader. From her motto; "Do not fol-
low the path but instead go where
there is none and make a trail.", it is
clear that Chevette can hold her own
and is ready to be given the chance.

Christina Adderley
Christina is the 17-year-old daugh-
ter of Veronica and Charles Adderley.
.She is also one of the graduating
seniors of St Anne's High School.
After receiving her diploma Christina
will study abroad at St Francis Xavier,
where she will major in accounting.
She feels that their programme is
excellent and will help her reach her

long term goal as an accredited busi-
ness accountant. She also plans to
have an office on collinss Avenue
overlooking the ocean. C hristina will
not stop there; she also plans on pur-
suing a Masters in Spanish.
She has completed three BGCSE
exams which are English language,
Spanish and Mathematics. Christina is
the lieutenant governor for the
Bahamas District Key Club, presi-
dent of the Interact Club, a member
of GGYA, a member of her school
and church choirs and an honour roll
student. Among many hobbies she
favours is Sodoku (puzzle game).
singing and dancing. Christina lives
by the words of Malcolm X who
states, "Strive to do your best by any
means necessary."

Christina Hall
Christina is a 16-year-old student at
C I Gibson Senior High School
preparing for her exodus into college
life. She is an honour roll student and
Prefect and attends the Police Train-
ing College. She has completed the
Food and Nutrition and English lan-
guage BGCSE exams. Her aspiration
is to become either a police officer
or a pastry chef and she plans on
attending the College of the Bahamas
to continue her education, She has
also been awarded a second place tro-
phy for a Fun/Run/Walk at the police
college. With diligent, hard work
Christina plans on excelling in any
field she chooses to be in.

Christopher J Albury
Christopher J Albury is the 18 year
.old son of Margo and Jett Albury.
He is an IB Programme student and
graduating senior of St Andrews High
School. He plans on attending the
University of North Florida where lhe
will major in Chemistry, as he wants
to become a Bacardi Chemist. He has
taken three BJC exams; Mathematics
(A), English language (B) and Sci-
ence (A). He has also taken three
BGCSE exams; Chemistry (A), Math-
ematics (A) and Geography (A). As
extracurricular activities Christopher
enjoys baseball and his hobby is boat-
ing. He likes cars, music and football.
He dislikes frogs, hot dogs and vain
people and his motto is: "Why is the
rum gone?".

Christopher Dunkley
Christopher Dunkley, son of Phillip
and Dianne Dunkley of Nassau,
Bahamas, graduated May 12, with a
Bachelor of Arts in management from
Lynchburg College, a private college
in central Virginia enrolling 2,400 stu-
dents in the liberal arts and sciences,
and professional and graduate studies.

Corbin W Darling
Corbin Darling, son of proud par-
ents Janet Guerriea and Carlton Dar-
ling, is one of the graduating seniors at
St Augustine's College. He is an hon-
our roll student who has a wide range
of accomplishments. He is a member



of Junior Achievers wherelhe served
as vice president of Marketing. He
scored 1780 on his SAT's and won
the Alpha Phi Alpha Most Outstand-
ing Male award. Corbin has also won
the bronze and silver medals in the
Governor General Youth Awards
programme. He lhas taken the BJC
exams and scored in Mathematics
(A), English Lhinguage (A), Health
Science (A), General Science (B),
Social Studies (A), and Art (B).
After graduations Corbin plans on
attending Morehouse College because
he attended their summer academy
and simply, "fell in love." said Corbin.
He was particularly pleased with the
atmosphere and small classrooms.
Corbin has also been awarded a full
scholarship there.
Corbin is a member of the soccer
team, the Gentleman's Club, Speech
and Debate Club and a junior leader
of his church's Children's Ministries.
As hobbies he enjoys reading, public
speaking, playwriting, speech writing
and stepping. Corbin is particularly
interested in politics, medical tech-
nology and networking with interna-
tional students. Corbin detests con-
flicts, racism and introverts. Corbin
values character above all else and
his personal views are that. "Of all
the characteristics possessed by hon-
ourable men. not one is so highly
prized as that of character."

Cordero Thompson
Seventeen year old Cordero
Thompson is an alumnus of C W
Saunders, who plans on attending
McGill University in Canada to pur-
sue a career in Marine Biology. With
the knowledge he gains Cordero plans
on returning home to open up breed-
ing facilities for various Bahamian
marine animals to ensure the preser-
vation of our ecosystem. He is a
bronze medalist in the Governor Gen-
eral Youth Award (GGYA) pro-




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gramime, and has been selected the
school's Most Outstanding Student
for three consecutive years. He is also
top athlete. He likes to read and his
favourite author is Shakespeare.
order'ss motto is- 'Success oin11
comes before work in the dictioial v".
In other words, he is well aware that
in order to make it you have to devote
yourself to whatever it is that you're
Dahlia Arinmrister
Dahlia is a 2007 griaduaih Il Mt
Carmel Preparatoiry Acadcm\ Shli is
the daughter of pioud pIatents
Stephenson Arnmbrisler and Rochelle
Thurston, who will see themi daughter
off to Missour iBaptist I Iniversity this
Fall on a four year cheerleading schol-
arship. Dahlia will be studying Biolo-
Deandra Duncombe
Headed to Success Training Col-
lege on a two year scholarship later
this Fall, Deandra will be studying
Communications. She is a 2007 grad-
uate of Mt Carmel Preparatory Acad-
emy, and is the daughter of proud
parents Stephen and Natalie Dun-

Denardo Hepburn
The 16-year-old son to Wellington
and Frances Hepburn, iDenardo is a
force to be reckoned with in the
scholastic field. He is an honour roll
student at St Augustine's College and
winner of various subject awards like
art, accounting, economics, computer
studies, music, religion, mathematics.
Spanish and physical education. He
has been selected as one of the Most
Outstanding Students in Bahamian
Highschools twice. Denardo is also a
participant in the High School Junior
Investment Programme and was on
a talk show entitled "Talk with the
Minister", which was awarded to the
male with the highest cumulative


;PA. He was chosen for the CEO
position for his tenth grade economics
class, and he was chosen as an Alpha
'lhi Alpha Fraternity honource.
Denardo plans on attending the
l lleg c ol the Bahamas to pursue a
degree in Law to become a corporate
lawyer. He feels that it will be a wel-
come challenge and is an institute of
uncompromising excellence.
"I know that whatever I do will be
tcsltCd and I wholeheartedly await this
i et opportunity,' Dcnardo said.
Denardo sat a number of BGCSE
examns, and earlier in his scholastic
career he showed great promise with
tremendous BJC results. In Mathe-
matics he was awarded an A, Social
Studies (A), Health Science (A). Eng-
lish Language (B), General Science
(B) and in Art (C).
Denardo is an active member of
the Gentleman's Club, Speech and
Debate Club, member of the Colina
Junior Investment Programme,
Senior Drama Club treasurer. Pro-
ject Lead treasurer and he is vice pres-
ident of Financial Services of Part-
ners in Creativity (PIC).
As hobbies, Denardo enjoys act-
ing, singing, drawing, traveling, read-
ing. listening to music and meeting
new people. He dislikes pessimistic
people, being idle and not enjoying
life to the fullest.

Denisha Ferguson
Denisha Ferguson is the 17 year
old daughter of proud parents David
and Sandra Ferguson. Upon gradu-
ating C R Walker she will be pursuing
a tertiary level education abroad at
Humbler Institute of Technology and
Advanced Learning. She hopes to
become a pediatrician. Among her
many accomplishments is a second
place finish in the Interschool science
competition and memberships in the
Key and Science Clubs.
Young Ms Ferguson shows com-

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petent leadership skills and a keen
intelligence that will no doubt help
her to achieve many milestones in her
chosen career. Her dedication to chil-
dren sets her apart from her peers
and ensures that she has an eye for
the future. She dedicates herself to
the well being of the youths demon-
strating a selfless and indomitable
spirit that is more than capable of sav-
ing lives and renewing hopes. Den-
isha believes that "a strong indepen-
dent woman never lowers her stan-
dards for any one."
As Deputy Head Girl she has lived
up to her motto throughout her entire
school life and will undoubtedly carry
it with her wherever she goes.

Deno Thompson
Deno Thompson is the 17-year-old
son and youngest of three to proud
parents Joyce Woodside and Dudly
Thompson. He attends the Govern-
ment High School and served as Head
Boy for 2006-2007. After graduation
young Mr Thompson plans on attend-
Sing the College of the Bahamas where
he will major in Biochemistry. He
aspires to be a cardiologist, which had
been a childhood dream from the ten-
der age of seven.
Deno has six BGCSE exams
including Mathematics, Biology. Eng-
lish Language, Music and Literature.
He is a member of the school band
and plays both the tenor saxophone
and piano. He has received numer-
ous awards such as the school's Lead-
ership award and Bahamas Most Out-
standing Student for 2007. Mr
Thompson doesn't limit himself only
to the classroom. He also plays bas-
ketball, softball and volleyball proving
himself a seasoned athlete. Deno is
hopeful that after COB, he would
attain a scholarship to go abroad

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Indies or to Waterloo in (Canada.

Donovan Hullard
Donovan Bullatd is a 17-vear-old
senior at (' I (ibson Senior ligh
School. lIe is an honouiri roll sltldenl
and has received iwailds in lInglish
Language a:nd physical education and
also numerous Itaskethall awailIds. He
has taken five IJ(' exams :and s'l( a
number of lI (SFi exams also. He
has yet to decide his major or which
college lie attend,l but his prospects
are divided betwCeen Ohio State,
North Carolina State and Florida
State University.

Dorian Curtis Jr
Dorian is one of the graduating
seniors at St Anne's High School.
After graduation he plans on going
abroad to attend either St John's Uni-
versity or Youngstown University.
His chosen field of study will be
Chemical Engineering and Spanish.
He has completed the Mathematics,
English Language, Literature. Histo-
ry. Biology. Chemistry, Office Proce-
dures, and Religious Knowledge
BGCSE exams. Dorian is also Deputy
Head Boy, an honour roll student and
the receiver of various Merit prizes.
Dorlan is president of the Interact
Club. a member of the Gentleman's
Club, the Governor General Youth
Award progranune. Swift Swim team,
the volleyball team and the school
choir. As hobbies he enjoys swim-
ming, snorkeling, volleyball and soft-
ball. He likes meeting new people and
learning different languages, but hates
arrogance. Dorlan is a dreamer, but
unlike most he plans on making his a
reality. He lives by then words of
Langston Hughes, "Hold fast to your
dreams, for if dreams die, life is a bro-
ken winged bird that cannot fly." Dor-
lan has no doubt that he will achieve
all he sets out to do.

Ebony Gibson
Seventeen year old Ebony is an
honour roll student at Cl Gibson
Senior High School who is preparing
Sto go to college. She has completed
seven BJC exams and the Spanish
BGCSE exam. She has various sub-
ject awards including Spanish, Fami-
ly Life, History. Accounts, English
Language and Mathematics. Ebony
held the position of Head Girl at her
school and was an active member of
the Student Council and the Student
Christian Movement. "I aspire to be a
Criminal Law Investigator and I want
to attend COB then Kent Law School
in London on January 8. 2008,"
Ebony said. When asked to describe
herself Ebony revealed, "I am out-
going, honest and determined to suc-
ceed. In the future I plan to help
change Bahamian society by elimi-
nating crime. I know that with God
my dreams will come true."
Ebony is goal oriented, intelligent
and secure in the fact that God is on
her side. She will surely be one of the
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Elgin Richards
Elgin is son of proud parents Elgin
Albury and Donna Richards. He is a
2007 graduate of MI ( 'aimel Prepara-
tory Academy, atndl was acceptedd to
Success I'laiinig College on a two
year scholarship. Elgin will be study-
ing Engineeling Technology.
Errol Mlcphee
Errol is a 17-year-old graduating
senior of (' I Gibson Senior Hligh
School. Hc plans on attending the
College of the Bahamas after gradu-
ation and then going abroad to the
University of Devry. He has taken
five BJC awards that include the Eng-
lish Language, Mathematics and
Social Studies. Errol is also a member
of Technical Cadets. Although uncer-
tain as to the major he will pursue,
Errol is sure that he will excel wher-
evei his scholastic path leads.
Etienne Farquharson III
Seventeen-year-old Etienne is a
senior honour roll student at St
Augustine's College awaiting life
abroad as a college student. He plans
on attending Pensacola Junior Col-
lege in preparation for a four year
institution and his intended major is
Business Management. He has taken
six BJC exams and received an A in
Mathematics, A in General Science, B
in English Language. A in Social
Studies and a C in Art. He has also
received a first place award in the
AIDS Secretariat Essay competition .
Etienne is a part of the softball and
basketball teams, does weight training
and is a math tutor. As hobbies lie
plays baseball, fishes, reads and plays
dominoes. He enjoys traveling and
listening to music. Etienne is spiritu-
ally guided by the Lord and realizes
that he can accomplish anything
through Christ who gives him
strength. It's a personal motto that
he lives by.
Feliciu Alleyne
Sixteen year old Felicia eased into
her final days as an alumni at C W
Saunders. An honour roll student of
eight consecutive years, she was also
the winner of the most outstanding
student award for three years and
placed second in the GLAD exams.
After graduation Felicia has her heart
set on going abroad to Hannibal Uni-
versity in La Grange Missouri. She
will pursue a career in Corporate Law.
Felicia is also a member of her
school's track team, and her church's
youth choir. She enjoys dancing and
going to the movies. Very spiritually
grounded she is not hesitant to let
others know that "Through Christ all
things are possible."
Felisse H F Amieeral
Named salutatorian of her 2007
graduating class, 16-year-old Felisse.
the daughter of proud parents Dr and
Mrs Ameeral, was listed among the
brightest and the best that emerged
from NGM Major High in Long
Island this year.
Among her credits. Felisse stood




as an honour roll student from grade
one to twelve, she successfully
obtained a spot on the Principal's list,
she was a pre ect in junior school and
was the recipient of numerous sub-
ject and merit awards.
Early on Felisse proved successful
in seven subject exams at the BJC
level with six A's and one B, and
showed evidence of her future
scholastic ability by passing with
excellent marks, an A and a B, two
BGCSE exams. In May, Felisse sat
nine more BGCSE examinations and
is expected to perform equally as well
in these.
Looking to the future, Felisse
hopes to attend the University of the
West Indies Mona campus this Fall,
where she will work toward a bache-
lors degree in biology. This is the first
step in her journey toward becoming
a doctor. More than just an academic
star, Felisse has also made her mark
as a young woman of integrity and
has been actively engaged in commu-
nity service on Long Island.
Frances Scalan
Frances Scalan is an 18-year-old
graduating student of St Andrews
High School. She is one of the stu-
dents of the IB Programme preparing
for college life abroad. Her university
of preference is Northeastern Uni-
versity because she finds it interesting
and the atmosphere exciting. She
plans on pursuing a major in Finance
and to later become a financial advi-
sor. Her extra curricular activities are
playing softball and swimming. As
hobbies she enjoys yoga and pilates.
Frances likes traveling, fashion and
friends, but dislikes onions. Her mot-
to is "Live to love... love to live".
Francoya Scott
Francoya is the 16-year-old daugh-
ter of proud parents Frankie and
Joycetina Scott. Why are they proud'?

Because their daughter has proven
herself to be one of the most presti-
gious, hard-working and diligent
young individuals in the Bahamas.
She is not only an honour roll stu-
dent, but a member of the Teacher's
Cadet. Young Ms Scott has a passion
for the Spanish language, a desire to
become a Spanish teacher and plans
to pursue studies toward that end at
the College of the Bahamas. She had
made herself available to go on a Cos-
ta Rican exchange, unafraid of any
form of cultural shock to achieve her
goal of learning the language. It shows
how fervent this young lady is about
reaching her dreams.
When asked why she wanted to be
a Spanish teacher, she said that aside
from her deep seated love of the lan-
guage, she equally loves teaching. She
is willing to instill in future youths
the importance and practicality of
learning another language. It shows
that Francoya is willing to dedicate
herself to the betterment of her coun-
try and is as selfless as they come.
Francoya's motto, adopted from
renowned Bahamian speaker Michael
Pintard's "Hold Fast to Your
Dreams." This remarkable young lady
will no doubt exceed her dreams and
be an inspiration to everyone she
comes into contact with.
Franshon Francis
At 17. Franshon is an honour roll
student, a graduating senior of St
Augustine's College and daughter to
proud parents Sharon and Francis I
Francis. She plans on enrolling at
either Truman State University or
Kirksville University in Missouri
where she would major in Biology.
She favors these universities in par-
ticular because they are in good loca-
tions, are good sizes and have great
academic and swimming programmes.
She has taken six BJC exams and
has been awarded an A in Mathe-



matics, A in General Science, A in
Health Science, B in English Lan-
guage, B in Social Studies and a C in
Art. She also sat a number of BGCSE
exams. Other awards she has
obtained are various swim awards and
trophies, track medals, subject awards
including biology, accounts, Spanish
etc, and she has also been elected stu-
dent council president.
Franshon has a real passion for
swimming, but her other hobbies are
reading, hanging with friends, listen-
ing to music and watching television.
She also likes shopping, singing and
travelling, but hates bad sportsman-
ship, miserable people as well as arro-
gance. "Nothing is hard or impossible
to do, it's just challenging," said Fran-
shon. She also believes that with great
effort greater goals can be achieved.
Geena Albury
Geena Albury is an 18-year-old IB
Programme student and one of the
graduating seniors of St Andrews
High School. She lives with her par-
ents Gene and Ray-Anne Albury and
is currently preparing for school life
abroad. Geena plans on attending
Bryant University to major in Finance
and would like to translate her degree
into a career in investment banking.
She has completed three BJCs and
ten BGCSE exams. She was also pre-
fect at St Andrews. Her extracurricu-
lar activities include the school band,
choir, FBLA and the yearbook. As
hobbies Geena enjoys playing the vio-
lin, exercising, and being a member of
the Bahamas Concert Orchestra. She
likes ice cream, chocolate and inter-
etting people, but dislikes closed
minded individuals.
Natalya Ash
Enjoying the last of her high school
senior years at Government High
School. 17-year-old Natalya Ash is
primed for the college scene. Unique



and set apart from others before hei ,
Natalya wants to pursue a career in''
Forensic Pathology. For starters she
will attend the College of the
Bahamas before moving on to the
University of Waterloo in Ontario
Canada. Though her mother is hesi-
tant to see her daughter leave at such -
a tender age, Natalya is determined to
achieve her goals.
Young Ms Ash is a part of the elect
honour roll, she earned six subject.
awards, and is an avid member of the
Leadership, Debate and Speech Clubs'-
at C R Walker. Ms Ash enjoys swim-..
ming, and learning about the discov-
eries of new diseases.
In an effort to learn more about
her chosen career, Natalya immense-
ly enjoyed working at the Common-
wealth Funeral Home six weeks and
looks forward to working with the-
Police Department or moreue at Doc-.
tor's Hospital. When asked her feel-..
ings on this particular career Natalya.;
said that she truly enjoys it. She loves '
working with the human body and is'
unafraid of the dead. She sees the -
work as uncovering or investigating a"
great mystery where its a thrill to seek.
and find answers to seemingly unex-'
plainable deaths. Natalya encourages,;
people to not be afraid of taking..
chances because with great risks come
even greater rewards.
Nicole Uriasz
Nicole Uriasz is a graduating senior'
of St Andrews High School as wel!
as one of the IB Programme students
Her university of choice is York Uni-
versity because of the strong business'
programme. Nicole will major in Eco -
nomics and later become an Econo-
mist. As extracurricular activities .
Nicole plays the clarinet and sings:
For hobbies she enjoys Facebook. G-,

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mail, sleeping, watching television,
and reading. Nicole also likes busi-
ness and management classes but dis-
likes mathematics. Her motto is "God
is love"- Reverend Run.

Noelle McGeachy
A 2007 graduate of Mt Carmel
Preparatory Academy, Noelle is the
daughter of proud parents Albert and
Marsha McGeachy. She has been
accepted to Missouri Baptist Univer-
sity on a four year cheerleading schol-
arship, and will study Communica-

Normica Lightfoot
With only success on the horizon,
Normica, the daughter of proud par-
ents Norman and Elaine Lightfoot,
has been accepted to Missouri Baptist
University on a four year cheerleading
scholarship. Normica will be study-
ing Computer Studies. An integral
link in the chain of her success,
Normica is a 2007 graduate of Mt
Carmel Preparatory Academy.

Patrieka Andrea Young
Patrieka is a 17-year-old senior at St
Augustine's College preparing for her
exodus into the college scene. She is an
honour roll student who accomplished
a lot during her time in high school.
Among her achievements, Patrieka
served as president of the year for
Junior Achievers, won third place for
MDA in Junior Achievers, won sec-
ond place for Junior Achievers Speech
Competition, won Most Outstanding
Student for Bahamian High Schools
as well as numerous academic awards.
In the BJC exams she has received an
A in Mathematics, B in English Lan-
guage, C in Art and Health Science, as
well as an A in General Science and a
B in Social Studies. She also stood a
number of BGCSE exams.
Patrieka plans on attending either St
Leo University or Johnson and Wales
University where she will major in
financial services management and
accounting. Clubs she is a member of
are Junior Achievers, Achiever's Asso-
ciation and St Ambrose Altar Guild.
Patrieka's hobbies are surfing the
Internet, listening to music, reading
and playing basketball. She enjoys
business and finance, traveling, listen-
ing to music, but hates science, chaos
and pessimistic people. Patrieka's per-
sonal motto is, "It's better to be poor
and simple and have a free conscience,
than to be rich and living in agony".

Peter Bennett Cole
Peter is the 18-year-old son of Peter
and Phillipa Cole. He is a graduating
senior and IB Programme student at St
Andrews. He plans on going abroad
to Queen's University to major in com-
puter science and plans on having a
career as a computer programmer.
He has taken ten BGCSE exams;
Mathematics (A), Physics (A)), Chem-
istry (A), Biology (A), Combined Sci-
ence (A) Food and Nutrition (A) IB
Spanish (A)), Literature (C), English
language (C) and Computer Science
(A). Honours he has received include
his position as Head Boy, the bronze
and silver medals from GGYA, his
post as Interact Treasurer, Haiti Day
Treasurer, and a position as a Student
Council executive.
His hobbies are playing sports, boat-
ing, going to the beach, listening to
music and working with computers.
Among his many likes are girls, soccer
and sleep. Peter dislikes oranges, toma-
toes and the IB. His personal motto
is, "I love deadlines. I love the sound
they make when they go whooshing

Rachel Fielding
Rachel Fielding is a 17-year-old
graduate and IB Programme student of
St Andrews on her way to university
life. She lives with parents William and
Solange Fielding who support their
daughter's decision to study abroad at
the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel
has successfully completed nine
BGCSE exams. She took English Lan-
guage, Literature, Mathematics, Span-
ish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Com-
bined Science and Music scoring
straight A grades. Rachel has also won
the most outstanding BGCSE Student
Award. As hobbies she enjoys play-
ing the piano, shopping, Facebook,
drama and sleeping. She also has a
fondness for coca cola and books but
dislikes eggs, early mornings and math-

Raoul Hart
As an honour roll student of C I
Gibson, Raoul is on his way to excel-
lence. He owns awards in computer
studies, office procedures and basket-
ball. Raoul has completed six BJC
exams including English Language,
Mathematics, Social Studies, Art, Gen-
eral Science and Health Science. Raoul
also sat a number of BGCSE exams.
He is also a member of the Key Club
and the Student Christian Movement.
His colleges of preference are Florida
State University and Devry College in
North Carolina. "I am an athletic per-
son who loves to play basketball, and I
am computer literate," is how Raoul
f describes himself.
While still undecided on his intend-
ed major, a position that does not ruf-
fle his unflappable demeanor, Raoul
remains confident in himself as an indi-
vidual and in his ability to succeed
because he will allow no less.

Rashad Frazier
Rashad Frazier is the 16-year-old
son of Robert and Veronica Frazier
and he is every inch an accomplished
young man at such a tender age. A
born leader who honed his impressive
skills at Junior Achievers, more com-
monly known as JA, Rashad is no
doubt one of the more consummate

young men of his time and applies dili-
gence, zeal, and aplomb to everything
he does.
Entering his senior year at C R
Walker with a meticulous plan for his
going forward, Young Mr Frazier is
expected to attend the College of the
Bahamas this Fall. He plans on expe-
riencing college life at home before
making the leap to a university abroad
at either Livingston University or St
Leo's University. Rashad aspires to
become a music teacher and while at
home will pursue Music Education.
Among his other accomplishments
Rashad is part of the Gentleman's
Club. He's honed his skills as an intel-
lectual and a gentleman and will no
doubt be highly regarded as a sought
after mentor. Mr Frazier enjoys playing
in the school hand, he also sings in the
school's choir.

Rashonda Davis

Rashonda Davis, a 17-year-old
senior at Doris Johnson High School, is
on her way to the top. After graduation
she plans to attend the College of the
Bahamas to major in Business Man-
agement, and aspires to be an entre-
preneur and elite athlete.
Aside from being an honour roll
student, she is the vice president of
Marketing and Sales in MMMCS, a
student peer tutor, a part of the
school's choir and softball team.
Rashonda is also a part of the Princi-
pal's List and has been named Ath-
lete of the year. She enjoys participat-
ing in and watching sports.
Her family is important to her and
she enjoys spending time with them.
She is very versatile and loves learning
new things. She likes a variety of
Bahamian dishes such as crack conch
and other seafood, but detests corned
beef. A visionary even at this young
age, Rashonda realizes that success is
earned and its never crowded at the
top. She will undoubtedly reach all of
her goals and become one of the more
renowned members of our society.

Reinia Hall
Already accepted to Missouri Bap-
tist University on a four-year basket-
ball scholarship where he will study
Biotechnology, Reinia is the son of
proud parents Joseph Hall and Rovila
Williamson. He is a 2007 graduate of
Mt Carmel Preparatory Academy.

Renaldo Cleare
Renaldo Cleare is an 18-year-old
graduate and IB Programme student of
St Andrews High School. He plans on
attending Huron University in Canada
to pursue a degree in Business. As a
hobby he works as a contractor. Renal-
do likes sports cars, boating, basketball,
track and field as well as money. He
dislikes stuck up people, drugs and vio-
lence. His motto is: "Determination
and motivation are the two main keys
to help achieve success in today's world
of competitors and poverty. Achieve

Rondera Adderley
Rondera Adderley, daughter of
proud parents Patrice Mitchell and
Ronald Adderley, enjoyed her last year
as a senior in St Anne's High School.
An honour roll student, Rondera
completed four BGCSE exams, Math-
ematics, English Language, Spanish
and Art. She is a member of the Inter-
act club, Spanish club, Key club and
the Governor General Youth Award
programme. She is also a part of the
volleyball team, the cheerleading
squad, youth choir and Rangers. As
hobbies, Rondera enjoys reading and
drawing. She is also quite fond of fash-
ion design.
After graduation, she plans on
attending the College of the Bahamas
for a time before moving abroad to
the University of the West Indies. Ron-
dera aspires to become a pediatrician.
She loves children, finding them sweet
and adorable, so naturally she chose a
career centered around them.
Rondera favours a popular saying
that states, "Reach for the moon, so
even if you do not make it, you will
land among the stars." Although her
path is set and it is a challenging one,
Rondera is determined to go far
beyond her own expectations and
achieve all that is out there for her.

Ronique Terel Brown
Ronique Brown is one of the most
memorable young ladies this author
has ever encountered. At 17 she is the
Head Girl at the prestigious Govern-
ment High School for the class of 2007,
and has been an honour roll student
for five consecutive years.
She intends to go to the College of
the Bahamas before electing a univer-
sity in Canada to pursue a degree in
Political Science and Law. In her own
words young 1s Brown plans to,
"make a difference", and far exceed
her predecessors in the field. When
asked why such a drive to be in politics
she proudly reveals that she was
inspired by Cynthia "Mother" Pratt.
Having grown up against the odds
she feels a kinship with the former
deputy prime minister. Like Mother
Pratt, Ronique will not allow circum-
stances to deter her from realising her
goals to become the first female prime
minister of the Bahamas.
Ronique is an active member of the
Dramatic Monologue club and Char-
acter Counts team at her school. She
has received numerous subject awards,
including Office Procedures, Com-
merce and Religious Knowledge. One
of her hobbies is coin collecting and
public speaking.
Ronique abhors disrespect and lazi-
ness. She believes that hard work and
total self application in everything that
you do is a sure recipe for success. She
is reminded of this by a phrase that
she has kept close to her heart from a
tender age that says; "If a task has
once begun, never leave it until it's
done. It may be great or small, but do
it well or not at all." With an ideology
like this she will definitely be a great
leader of this country someday.

Rozanna Horton
Rozanna Horton is an honour roll
student at Doris Johnson High School.
She is a part of the Science Club, Book
Club, Peer Tutoring Initiative, and
Hand Bell Club. She has been named
to the Principal's List, has received
awards for the Royal School of Music,
Trinity Music College and Math.
Rozanna intends on attending the
College of the Bahamas for four years
before moving abroad to the Univer-
sity of the West Indies where she will
major in Biochemistry. She wants to be
a pediatrician and feels that after the
College of the Bahamas that the Uni-
versity of the West Indies would be
the next advantageous move for her.
She loves science, is moved by sick-
ness in children and enjoys caring for
them. Among other hobbies are cook-
ing and going to church. She abhors
hypocrites and illnesses in children.

Very spiritually oriented and a Christ-
ian, Rozanna believes that we should
always be true to ourselves so that God
stays true to you. She attends Five
Porches of Deliverance Centre.
Ruth Kamar Cuis
Seventeen year old Ruth, the
accomplished daughter of proud par-
ents Marguerite and Milius Cius, used
her senior year to prepare her for col-
lege life. After graduation she will
attend the College of the Bahamas as
she wants to become a physics and
chemistry lecturer there. She also
aspires to become an author.





Ruth has thus far taken
the English Language BGCSE exam
and has accumulated various awards
like Grade 1 Theory in music as well as
awards in Spanish, English Language
and Chemistry. Ruth is the secretary of
the Gavel Club, president of the Sci-
ence Club and a member of the Drama
club and school choir.
Ruth enjoys reading novels and
loves chocolate. She cannot abide trai-
torous friends and unpleasant attitudes.
She believes that she is a strong and
.unique individual and not afraid to say
that she is that way through the grace
of God. "I can do all things through
Christ who strengthens me," says Ruth.

Runako Williams
Runako is an 18-year-old senior and
IB Program student of St Andrews
High School. He plans on going abroad
to major in Actuarial Science, though
he has not decided on an adequate
facility. He aspires to become a Math-
ematician. He has completed seven
BJC exams with straight A grades and
ten BGCSE exams with eight A's, one
B and a C. As extracurricular activities,
he enjoys basketball, volleyball and
track and field. His hobbies are reading
and working with computers. Runako
likes learning, playing sports and par-
tying. His dislikes are violence, drugs
and ignorance and as a personal motto
he believes, "The pursuit of knowl-
edge is the only one worth while".

Ryan Ferguson
Set to reach for the stars, Ryan will
begin preparation for his future career
this Fall as he studies Business and
Finance at the College of the Bahamas.
This son of proud parents Michael and
Annamae Ferguson, Ryan is a 2007
graduate of Mt Carmel Preparatory

Sasha L Dorsett
At 16, Sasha is an accomplished
graduating senior at the prestigious St
Augustine's College. An honour roll
student, Sasha has been the recipient of
a number of awards.
In the BJC exams she scored an A
in Mathematics, A in General Science,







A in Social Studies, A in
English Language and an A in Health
Science. She also won the Most Out-
standing Student in Bahamian High
Schools awards, scored 1840 on the
SATs, won Most Outstanding Student
of Saint Augustine's College (2002-
2006) and was also the Public Hospitals
Authority Annual Essay Competition
winner (2006). Extracurricular activi-
ties that Sasha is a part of are, editor-
in-chief of the school's yearbook, past
president of school's Debate Team,
past president of the Anchor Club,
Student Council representative and
Youth Leader at the Church of God of
Prophecy Meadow Street. Following
graduation. Sasha plans on attending
Albion College because she is
impressed with the research laborato-
ries. The student teacher ratio there
is ten to one so Sasha is satisfied with
the individual attention that is placed
on the students. She plans on majoring
in Biochemistry and minoring in Eng-
lish Language.
Sasha enjoys travelling, engaging in
discussions on world issues and reading
the newspapers. As hobbies she writes,
reads autobiographies of great lead-
ers and likes orating. Sasha detests
confusion and conflict.

Sasha McKenzie
Sasha is the 16-year-old daughter
of Veronica and Donald McKenzic
and one of the graduating seniors at C
V Bethel. She plans on enrolling in
Pasco-Hernando Community College
in Tampa. Florida to pursue a degree
in Nursing. She wants to specialize in
pediatric nursing and prefers working
abroad because she feels she will
encounter more opportunities. She also
wants to be a nurse because she loves
children and believes that she would
learn new things everyday.
Sasha is a very accomplished young
individual. Apart from being on the
honour roll for five terms, she has tak-
en two BGCSE exams in Religious
Knowledge and English Language as
well as a Pitman Computer exam. She
is also a member of Junior Investors,
the yearbook committee and her
school choir. Her hobbies are singing,


swimming, and travelling.
She dislikes liars, hypocrites and bad
weather. Sasha carries a good attitude
wherever she goes and believes that
through that she will soar in her chosen

Shaniel Scarlett
Seventeen, on the honour roll stu-
dent at C I Gibson Senior High School
and on her way to the top, Shaniel is a
shining example of what an alumnus
should look like at the end of their
high school years. She is currently
preparing for encroaching college
scene, and is expected to attend the
College of the Bahamas this Fall when
she will major in Accounting and Mod-
ern Languages. She is currently a mem-
ber of the Science Club, serving as Sec-
retary, and is also a member of the
Student Council Movement. Shaniel
has also received various subject
awards, including Literature, Accounts
and English Language. She has com-
pleted five BJC exams and is current-
ly preparing for seven BGCSE exams.
"I wish to make a positive contribu-
tion to the Bahamian business econo-
my," says Shaniel. With the drive and
determination she displays Shaniel will
surely meet her goals.

Sherene Kerr
The daughter of proud parents
Wenzle Kerr and Patrice Carey.
'Sharene is a member of the 2007 grad-
uating class of Mt Carmel Preparatory
Academy. Evidence of her scholastic
success thus far is seen in her accep-
tance to Missouri Baptist University
on a four year cheerleading scholar-
ship. Sharene will be studying Busi-
ness Administration.

Shawn Thurston
Shawn Thurston. daughter of proud
parents Randy and Christa Thurston.
used the last of her high school days in
preparation for college life. She plans
to attend St Benedict's College to
obtain a degree in Dermatology. She
wants to become a dermatologist
because she wants to make life easier
for people who suffer from skin com-
plications. She has completed the Eng-



lish Language, Mathematics
and French BGCSE exams and is an
honour roll student. She is also a mem-
ber of the Interact, French and Spanish
Clubs. In her spare time, Shawn enjoys
reading, surfing the Internet, travel-
ling and meeting new people. She
frowns upon ignorance.

Sheena Deveaux
A graduating senior at C I Gibson
Senior High, Sheena is an honour roll
student, and she previously sat four
BJC exams. Sheena's choices for col-
leges are the Bahamas Hotel Training
College, Devry University or Bethune
Cookman College and her intended
major is Culinary Arts. She is a mem-
ber of the Governor General Youth
Award Programme and is on her
school's soccer team. Sheena wants to
someday be the greatest cook in the
Bahamas and will not stop until her
dream is realized. She said, "The sky is
the limit," but will no doubt will go
beyond even her own expectations.

Sheena Hepburn
A 16 year old graduating senior of
Doris Johnson Senior High School,
Sheena plans on enrolling at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas upon graduation
to gain adequate college experience
before moving on to the University of
the West Indies. Her intended major is
Biochemistry as she plans on becoming
a pediatrician. She is a member of the
Nursing Cadet Programme, Interac-
tive Club, MIS Club and the school
choir. She enjoys reading, listening to
music, interacting with others, art and
learning new things. Sheena's person-
al motto is, "Always try to achieve the
highest; when you think you have
reached the end, it's only the begin-

Shemika Johnson
Shemika Johnson is a 17-year-old
senior at C I Gibson Senior High
School. She is on the honour roll, and
has been awarded Most Outstanding
Student in Mathematics and is a mem-

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ber'of Players of Light. She has sat
four BJC exams and also took four
IB(CSE exams. She is also a member
of Belle Ladies Club and serves as
(Comiunutity Service Chairperson. She
is a part of the Girls Guides, Drivers
IEducation and is a Junkanoo dancer
with the Valley Boys. Hler intended
tajor is Law and Justice and she will
pursue this degree at the Balhamas
Baptist college e right here at home.
Sle enjoys dancing, singing, meeting
Seopl e and reading. She is also an
accomplished hair stylist, has great
communication skills and is a very
competent typist. Sheimika will excel in
her chosen field because she is hard-
working. competent and willing to go
above and beyond what is asked of
Shekitra Rolle
Shekitra Rolle is a 17-year-old
senior at CI Gibson Senior High
School. She is an honour roll student, a
member of the Belle Ladies Club and
Girl's Guides. She has completed five
BJC exams and was also expected to sit
a number of BGCSE exams. Her uni-
versities of choice are the University of
Tampa, St Leo's College or the College
of the Bahamas. She has yet to decide
on a major but rest assured she will
excel in any field that she chooses.

Shevette McKenzie
Seventeen year old Shevette
McKenzie is an honour roll senior stu-
dent at Doris Johnson. She is a mem-
ber of the Science Club, Computer
Club. Rangers, School Band and Peer
Tutoring. She plans on attending the
College of the Bahamas to major in
Computer Information Systems and
aspires to be a Computer Technician.
She enjoys playing volleyball, soft-
ball, skating and meeting people.
Shevette sees herself as an intelligent,
outgoing, sophisticated visionary on
the verge of changing times. She has
set her goals and drawn up a plan to
reach them. A young lady of few words
she believes in letting her accomplish-
ments speak for themselves.

Siras Ward
Siras is a 19-year-old graduating
senior at St Andrews High School. He
is a member of the IB Programme and
son to proud parents Darnell and
Montgomery Ward.
After leaving high school he plans
on attending York University to pur-
sue a degree in Finance. Siras feels
that York is a great business institute
and the environment is favourable. He
has completed the Mathematics,
Physics, French, Accounts, English
Language and History BGCSE exams.
Siras' hobbies are playing tennis and
golf. He enjoys life, likes his girlfriend
Stephanie and has a fondness for the
environment and it's preservation. He
abhors wells, pollution, Al Qaeda, get-
ting up early and filling out forms. His
personal motto is: "Live and forgive
in '06".

Stephanie Wilkins
Stephanie Wilkins is one of the
graduating seniors and IB Programme
students of St Andrews. She is prepar-
ing for life abroad as a college student
and she plans on attending McGill

University. Stephanie feels she cain
appreciate the diverse atmlosp here andl
interesting city. She will major in Sci-
ence. 1 ler exlitracI l icul[tar ai ivilies aire
running, sobfthall and yoga. Stephanie
also nijoys tav'clling, fashion and
hanging with her friends. She dislikes
nivoi'nnaisc and her motto is "Be who
vout are and say whiat you feel because
those who mind don't matter and those
who iattelr never mind".

Stephen Sands
Young Mr Sands is a visionary of
his times. At 18. his list of accomplish-
ments is a long one. Stephen stood as
Head Boy at Doris Johnson High
School, he was on the hounour roll, a
member of the graduation committee,.
he received the Ministry of Education
Award of Excellence and was part of
Ministry of Youth Student Leadership
Club. Stephen plans to attend the Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB) to study
Graphic Design. He already has a
graphic design company entitled
"Dynasty Inc." After completing COB,
he plans to further his education at
either Devry University or Savannah
College of Art and Design where he
will major in Graphic and Web Design.
Stephen enjoys helping and encourag-
ing people. He said that he owes his
achievements to his pastor. Bishop Neil
Ellis, and guidance counselor. Stephen
is very spiritually minded and knows
that only through the lelp of God will
he meet all of his goals.

Tamaria Saunders
Tamaria Saunders is a 17-year-old
graduate of Doris Johnson High
School. She is an hIonour roll student,
assistant secretary on the Student
Council, a member of the Future
Teachers of the Bahamas Programme,
a part of Peer Tutoring and a mem-
ber of her youth group.
She has numerous awards includ-
ing certificates in Office Procedures.
Religious Knowledge and Debutante
of the Year (2006-2(007). After gradu-
ation she plans on attending the Col-
lege of the Bahamas to major in Edu-
cation. Tamaria enjoys reading, cook-
ing, meeting people and is particularly
fond of the beach. She stands firm with
everything that she does and refuses to
give ground to any obstacle in her path.
Her ingenious and indomitable spirit
has kept her going all her scholastic
life and will continue to do so as she
progresses. Tamaria encourages every-
one to never give up and know that
education is the key.

Tanika Davis
Tamika Davis. a proud 17 year old
honour roll student at the prestigious C
R Walker High School is one of the
many remarkable young individuals
the Bahamas has to showcase. Parents
Rochelle and Kirk Davis are ecstatic at
the great accomplishments their daugh-
ter has achieved.
A member of Maidens. Tamika has
shown that she values etiquette and
views herself as the outstanding young
lady that she is. No doubt that in the
work place these skills will be called

upon and Ms Davis will be given yet
another opportunity to shine. Not sole-
ly confined to the role of a young declu-
tante, Tamika proves that she is
unafraid to get out in the sun and work
as an accomplished track star. She hlas
won numLnerous track awards for her
tenacity and endurance anld has proven
that slhe is not limited to the classroom
but has been brought forth to blaze
up the track fields.
Tainika plans on attending the hal-
lowed halls of the collegee of the
Balhamas. She believes a good educa-
tion is important and seeks to initially
fulfill her academic requirements at
home. Someone once said that "great
minds think alike." And like many oth-
er brilliant people, Tamika believes in
getting a firm educational foundation
before going abroad to study. Tamika
proudly boasts that she can find such
phenomenal standards in her very own
country at the College of the Bahamas.
Physically and mentally equipped
for whatever fate might throw her way,
young Ms Davis told this reporter that
we must, "Trust in God, always", prov-
ing that she is as spiritually focused as
she is driven to be the best of the best.
We look forward to great things from
Tamika as we honour her as one of
the brightest young individuals in our

Tejia Bain
At 17, Tejia already has her career
mapped out. She will attend Elmira
College in New York to pursue a
career in Environmental Studies and
Land Development. She finds that field
interesting and believes it to be under-
developed in the Bahamas.
A graduating senior at St Anne's
High School, Tejia completed the
Mathematics, Spanish, Art and English
Language BGCSE exams. Tejia is also
an honour roll student, Deputy Head'
Girl. treasurer of the Anchor Club,
captain of the Cheerleading Squad, as
well as an active member of the vol-
leyball team and school choir.
Tejia enjoys drawing, singing, read-
ing, as well as volleyball and swim-
ming. She has hopes of being some-
one who others look up to. "I hope to
contribute to my country and when I
return home, to be a leader and an
example to my peers" said young Tejia.
And no doubt she will accomplish that
and more.

Thurl Edwards
Thurl is 17 and ready for life abroad
as a college student. After graduation
he plans on attending Duquesne Uni-
versity in Pittsburgh to major in
Finance and Investment Management.
When asked why he chose the field,
he said plainly that aside from enjoying
math and accounting, it is profitable
area. "There is a profitability of indus-
try salary and great working condi-
tions and opportunities for further
training," said Thurl. "It is also impor-
tant for the Bahamian community."
A graduating senior of St Anne's
High School, Thurl has completed the
Mathematics, English Language and
Spanish BGCSE exams and won the
Director's Prize for best BJC exam
results. He is an honour roll student,
has won various merit and proficiency
prizes from seventh to twelfth grade
and he has won the Principal's prize for
academic excellence.


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of books :iui Iisloi y, cIneiiel news and
social issues. I le enjoys sports aind
comlpulters and favours designer suits,
money and trustworthy friends. Tlhurl
cannot stand laziness, crimes and polit-
ical corruption. Thurl believes that we
should have purpose; something to
strive toward and once accomplished
we should be able to look on it proud-
ly. "One who is purposeless is power-
less," says Thurl, and this driven young
man will unlikely let himself fall into
either category.

Ticharo Rolle
Ticharro Rolle, the 16-year-old
daughter of Cassandra Rolle and Mar-
co Smith, is an honour roll student at C
R Walker Senior High School. She
aspires to become a teacher and impact
the lives of thousands of Bahamian
youths hopefully inspiring them to
become efficient and empowered
future leaders of this country.
Ms Rolle plans on attending the
College of the Bahamas to major in
Education. Among her many achieve-
ments are memberships to her school's
Science, Student Cllistian Movement
and Art clubs. She is also ;a musician in
the school's band. A young lady of few
words, Ms Rolle will be a serene
strength to reckon with in her chosen

Travis Mackey
Travis is a 17-year-old graduating
senior at St Anne's Hligh School, who
is ready to leave behind the world of
uniforms and rigid class schedules for
good. This intelligent young man has
been awarded a scholarship to St
Benedict's College and will be heading
abroad to pursue a degree in Structur-
al Engineering.
Aside from being on the honour
roll, Travis has completed the Span-
ish, English and Mathematics BGCSE
exams. He is a member of Junior
Achievers, Junior Investors. and the
Interact, Key and Gentleman's Clubs.
As hobbies Travis likes to play squash
and basketball. He enjoys going out,
travelling abroad and meeting new
people. He hates pessimistic people
and makes it a point not to let any-
body put him down.

Travis Sweeting
Travis Sweeting is a 17-year-old
senior who enjoyed his final weeks at
Doris Johnson High School. His plan
already formulated. young Mr Sweet-
ing intends to enroll at the college e of
the Bahamas before going abroad to St
Thomas University in Miami. Florida.
His major is going to be Law and
Criminal Justice. Travis has an impres-
sive arsenal of accomplishments under
his belt. For one, he served as president
of the Student Council, demonstrat-
ing that he is willing and able to stand
and represent the voice of the students.
he is a member of Colina Junior
Investment Programmne. NMMMCS
Junior Cooperative Society, and in

Junior Achievers (JA) lie is lie vice
president of Finance.
Travis is also a palt of the Peer
Tutoring Initiative (C'lub, treasurer ol
the Yearbook Committee and WIEB
coordinator in the MIS Club. Ile lhas
been awarded nunmeious subject
awards, a merit award. Ministry of
Education's Take Stock in Boys
Award and is an honour roll student.
Travis enjoys reading, writing, peace
and relaxation and Starbuck's. le dis
likes failure, stupidity and hypocrites.
Travis has big dreams and the deter-
mination to far succeed llhem. lHe boast
proudly for the Bahamas to watch
out...because he intends on being lthe
next prime minister. On the path he is
now, its definitely possible.

Trishka Humes
Sixteen-year-old Trishka Humes is
an honour roll student at C R Walker
High, who hopes to attend the Col-
lege of the Bahamas to major in Phys-
iology. Young Ms Humes revealed that
she was not quite ready for college life
abroad and would rather get the feel ol
it at home before committing to going
off to study. Clubs that the talented
Ms Humes is a member of are the Key
Club and Junior Credit Union.
Spiritually oriented, Trishka is a
member of the Student Christian
Movement where she promotes the
word of God to her peers. When asked
about her personal motto lor life she
said, "In all thy getting get under-
standing." Proverbs 4:7

Wesley Evans
The salutatorian of the 2007 gradu-
ating class of Mt Carmel Preparatory
Academy, Wesley is the daughter of
proud parents Wayde and Gardenia
Evans. Her academic achievements
will no doubt continue as she moves
onto Missouri Baptist University on a
four year cheerleading scholarship.
Wesley will be studying Psychology.

Zemi Holland
Sixteen year old Zemi Holland, an
honour roll student and one of the
graduating seniors of St Anne's. is
surely the apple of her parents' eyes.
She is a member of the Governor Gen-
eral's Youth Award programme, the
Anchor Club, GEMS, Rangers, the
school's graduation committee, as well
its softball and volleyball teams.
Zemi has also completed the Math-
ematics, English Language and Art
BGCSE exams. After graduation Zemi
plans on attending the College of the
Bahamas as she feels it is a good start-
ing point for a college education. She
plans on studying medicine having
been inspired by her mother who was
a nurse, and will specialize in Geri-
atrics. Zemi enjoys writing and the out-
doors but she dislikes disorder and
unjustly biased individuals. She encour-
ages all to "walk by faith and not by
sight" to keep them on the ordered
path God has for them.

Ava Rodland
Ava. the youngest daughter of
Gordon and Mary Rodland, has been
awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for
study and research in the Dominican
Republic for the academic year 2007-
2008. The Fulbright Programme is
sponsored by the Bureau of Educa-
tional and Cultural Affairs of the

( Iniled Stalcs Department of State. It
is ideisncel "to increase mutual under-
stanl(ing between the people of the
IUnited States and people of other
coLuntl ics." f'il. ,hhl ..l are selected
ioiin ;i pIol of applicants of high aca-
demic standards and accomplish-
incnis, for their leadership potential.
I hcy aie given the opportunity to
obsclvei each othei's political, cco-
nomic, educational and cultural insti-
tutions, to exchange ideas and embark
on joint ventures of importance to
the general welfare of the world.
Ava graduated with honours from
St Andrew's School in 2003. She con-
tinued her studies in the US and grad-
tited with Ihonours from the Univer-
sity ol ( hicago with a concentration in
international Relations in June. She
speaks Spanish and Norwegian. She
was also accepted at Cambridge Uni-
versity to read law commencing the
academic year October 2008.

J.on (Gates
An honour roll student at Nassau
Christian Academy, John, who heads
into gi ade six for the 2007 Fall semes-
ter, successfully obtained all A's to
end his grade five career on a high-
note. He was awarded a trophy for
his accomplishments.
A young man of many talents, John
is both an academic and sports star.
As a member of the Freedom Farm
Baseball Team, John and his team
won a gold medal during a junior
tournament held here in Nassau
iccently. The team also won a gold
medal during tournament play in
Coco Beach, Florida this summer.
TIhe Freedom Farm Baseball team
will be honoured by the Ministry of
Youth, Sports & Housing for its out-
standing achievements on the field.
Congratulations go out to John
from his proud parents, John and
Karen Gates, and also from his aunts,
uncles and cousins.

Simone "Cookie" Francis
An Engineering and Math major,
Simone received honour awards from
the College of Science and Technol-
ogy at Savannah State University in
Savannah, Georgia, for academic
excellence for the Spring and Fall
semesters of 2006. Congratulations
go out to her from her proud mother
Sonja, grandparents Roscoe and
Agatha Francis, brother Jahred, aunts
and uncles.

Philip Stubbs
A 2007 graduate of Lyford Cay
International School, Philip is the
proud son of Wellington and Maria
Richardson Stubbs. The 17-year-old
will be attending the Bahamas Tech-
nical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
for the 2007 Fall term before attend-
ing university abroad in 2008 to fur-
ther his studies in the area of either
Structural or Electrical Engineering.
An avid sportsman. Philip is a mem-
ber of the Roadrunners Track and
Field C ub. also the school's basket-
ball. soccer, and track and field teams.
A member of New Providence Com-
munity Church.-Phitip has also been
involved in a number of community
efforts including helping with beach
cleanup and serving as a Disaster
Relief volunteer.