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Title: The Tribune.
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Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 9/6/2007
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)AY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007


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accused


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
PLP OFFICIALS criticised
the policies of the government
as "ruinous" and accused the
FNM of selling lies to the
Bahamian public. Members of
the opposition also refuted
reports from the FNM that pub-
lic workers being laid off were
not properly employed by the
former administration and
therefore not established civil
servants.
These statements were made
yesterday at a press conference
held at the office of the Leader
of the Opposition on Parlia-
ment Street in reaction to the
reports that a number of public
workers hired by the former
administration will be out of a


job at the end of September and
to refute statements made by
president of the Bahamas Pub-
lic Services Union (BPSU),
John Pinder, that those persons
hired were not done under
proper protocol.
According to former Educa-
tion Minister Alfred Sears, after
a three year hiring freeze was
lifted in 2005, the Ministry of
Education performed a "needs
assessment" that revealed
"severe shortages of support
staff" throughout various sec-
tions of the ministry. Under
protocol, after an analysis of
this needs assessment by the
Department of Education, a
recommendation was sent to
the Permanent Secretary "seek-

SEE page eight


Status applications expected to be

ready for review by end of month
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
THE YEARS of waiting may soon be over for many foreign
nationals hoping to obtain legal status as their applications are
expected to be ready for review by the end of September.
Minister of National Security and Immigration Tommy Turn-
quest told The Tribune yesterday that all applications for permanent
residency or citizenship by persons who participated in the recent
immigration audit are expected to be ready for approval or denial
by the end of the month.
Mr Turquest explained that his ministry is now in the process of
putting together a special task force which will ensure that the
information on all the applications is complete.
SEE page eight


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* By BRENT DEAN
and NATARIO
McKENZIE
Tribune Staff
Reporters
TRAFFIC came to a
halt on Shirley Street yes-
terday when a man'was
stabbed multiple times
about the body and left on
the sidewalk near The Tri-
bune, bleeding and strug-
gling to survive.
The incident occurred
around 1.30pm, and eye-
witnesses told The Tribune
that the injured man and
his attacker began their
argument in front of the
liquor store west of the
100 JAMZ building.
"I was by the hospital
and all of a sudden I saw
these two guys throwing
rocks at each other," the
witness said.
The injured man, who
appeared to be a vagrant,
reportedly hit the other
man in the face with a
stone. However, accord-
ing to the witness, the vic-
tim "ran out of rocks and
the other fella just stabbed
him up."
The victim, who
appeared to be in his 30s
or 40s, was stabbed in his
wrist, legs and all over the
body by what was
described as a pocket
knife about four inches
long.
Police were on the
scene moments after the
SEE page 12


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THE STABBED man lies on the sidewalk near The Tribune.


Missing $9bn
destined for Iraq
reportedly traced to
Bahamas post box
AN ESTIMATED $9 bil-
lion missing from the US Fed-
eral Reserve destined for Iraq
have been reportedly traced
to a post box in the Bahamas.
In a special report in Vanity
Fair, the magazine outlines
how between April 2003 and
June 2004, $12 billion in US
currency was shipped from the
Federal Reserve to Baghdad,
where it was dispensed by the
Coalition Provisional Author-
ity.
That transfer of cash to Iraq
was the largest one-day ship-
i ment of currency in the histo-
S ry of the New York Federal
S Reserve, according to Vanity
S Fair, but was not, however,
the first such shipment of cash
Sto Iraq.
"Beginning soon after the
invasion and continuing for
more than a year, $12 billion

SEE page 10

'No visible
mould

found' at
Sandilands
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TV star brushes off legal threats

from Stern and Birkhead


TV PERSONALITY Rita
Cosby, whose new book about
Anna Nicole Smith has caused a
media storm, last night brushed
off threats of legal action by
Howard K Stern and Larry
Birkhead.
"The truth needs to come
out," she told The Tribune,
"These guys spend their lives
trying to sue people they
would sue a newspaper boy if
they could."
Ms Cosby's book, Blonde
Ambition: The Untold Story
Behind Anna Nicole Smith's
Death, was yesterday selling fast
at New York bookstores. Some
had queues outside when they
opened for business.
The book claims to reveal
new information about the


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deaths of Anna Nicole and her
son Daniel and to throw new
light on the relationship
between Stern and Birkhead.
Ms Cosby said both men
were "in the business of dis-
tracting attention instead of fac-
ing the facts" and accused them
of trying to prevent the truth
from being told.
"We stand by our book and
make no apologies," she said,
"We stand by our sources and
all the facts in the book. Their
actions come as no surprise."
Both Stern and Birkhead,
who were engaged in a head-
to-head paternity battle over
Anna Nicole's baby Dannielynn

SEE page 12


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
NO VISIBLE mould was
found at the Sandilands Reha-
bilitation Centre, yesterday's
environmental health assess-
ment of the facility revealed.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, scientist Anthony Ryan
of the Department of Environ-
mental Health yesterday
assured the public that there is
absolutely no need for concern
or alarm.
"The Public Hospital Author-
ity wishes to assure the public
and staff at Sandilands Reha-
bilitation Centre that there is
no crisis and no reason to
assume that their health will be
or has been negatively impact-
ed," the PHA managing direc-
tor Herbert Brown said it a
statement yesterday
Following visible and analyt-
ical assessments of Sandilands -
including the measuring of
humidity levels and other fac-
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CHILDREN REACH out to touch the tail of a beached whale Wednesday March 15, 2000 on the coast of High
Rock in East Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Eight beached whales died the same day the US Navy began testing
anti-submarine exercises, although the condition of this whale was not known


Judge allows sonar


tests off California


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A US court of appeal has
ruled that the US government
can continue testing sonar off
the coast of California, revers-
ing a ruling by another judge at
the beginning of August who
was swayed by environmental-
ists' arguments.
The sonar in dispute is of the
same kind that is carried out by
the US Naval facility AUTEC
in the deep waters of the
Tongue of the Ocean just off
Andros, which has been the
subject of criticism from
Bahamian and international
environmentalists.
Those environmentalists say
that facility's testing actrit ies
are responsible for whale and
dolphin strandings which some-
times result in fatalities.
Scientific evidence, however,
is inconclusive.
In the now-overruled judg-
ment on the matter, a California
justice issued an injunction bar-
ring the US government from
carrying out the testing, which


* Judge overrules environmental concerns
* Equipment same as that used at AUTEC


involves the use of mid-fre-
quency active sonar.
That ruling was a victory for
the Natural Resources Defence
Council and other groups,
which contended that the US
Navy failed to do sufficient
environmental analysis of the
effects of the sonar on marine
mammals.
Government representatives
argued in response that the test-
ing is critical to US national
security, allowing the training
of navy personnel in detecting
quiet submarines.
However, in the first ruling.
the environmentalists won-out.
While noting that the issues
on both sides are "tremendous-
ly important," the original judge
found there is a "near certainty"
the sonar tests will cause
irreparable harm to the envi-
ronment without effective miti-
gation and decided to put a slop
to them.


In this latest ruling by the 9th
US Circuit Court of Appeals,
Judge Andrew Kleinfeld said:
"The public does indeed have a
very considerable interest in
preserving our natural environ-
ment and especially relatively
scarce whales. But it also has
an interest in national defence.
We are currently engaged in
war in two countries."
The ruling comes only a week
after ijt wa announced that
international scientist have
he \,.iers surrounding -'_ TEC
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determining the extent of the
effect of sonar and other under-
sea noise on marine mammals.
Bahamian en cronmental
activists have repeatedly urged
government to become more
interested and involved in
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0 In brief


Ministers

attending

meetings

in Abaco

M INISTER of Agricul-
ture Larry Cartwright
arrived in Abaco vester-
day for a three-day visit
during which he will dis-
cuss various issues with
island farmers and fish-
ermen.
Several meetings have
been planned.
Tommy Turnquest,
Minister of National
Security, accompanied
police commissioner
Paul Farquharson on a
one-day trip to Abaco
today.
They are expected to
discuss crime issues with
police officers and other
interested parties.


Reports say

BORCO sales

process 'halted'

VENEZUELA'S
state-owned oil compa-
ny was last night
reported to have halted
the sales process that
would have seen it sell
the Grand Bahama-
based Bahamas Oil
Refining Company
International (BOR-
CO), as revealed exclu-
sively by Tribune Busi-
ness more than a week
ago.
The oil tiade press
reported that PDVSA
had halted the BORCO
sales process, although
the reasons for doing so
were unclear, leaving a
cloud of uncertainty
hanging over the
Freeport oil storage and
break bulk facility.
Among the BORCO
bidders was Morgan
Stanley, the 'blue chip
Wall Street investment
bank, and other top
financial institutions
and oil companies, and
by pulling the facility
off the market now,
PDVSA risks damaging
its reputation in the
global oil and financial
markets.
PDVSA had appoint-
ed Citigroup's invest-
ment banking arm to
run the open, transpar-
ent 'beauty contest'
process for BORCO's
sale, and all bidders will
have now spent several
million dollars on con-
ducting due diligence,
lawyers and accoun-
tants' fees and such
like.
Any decision by
PDVSA to withdraw
BORCO from sale
would not sit well with
such institutions, given
the financial costs they
will be left to pick up.


Emotional testimony at Jackie Moxey trial


* By NATARIO McKENZIE

Till : trial into tihe iuiildL'r of
softball star .l .ckic "., il S lun "
Moxey continued in Suplrenie
'Cotrt \esterdala as Ihe \victim'ns sis-
ter and a close friend both gave
emotional testimnonyv.
Lorriner Allen, a medical office
assistant at the Lvleird Ca Clinic,
was the first witness called by the
prosecution.
She told the court that at around
1.30pni on Tuesday. August 25,
2(r)5, murder accused Ian i-utchin-
son came into the clinic.
She told the court that at the
time, she did not know Hutchinson
by name but had seen him a few
times.
According to Ms Allen.
Hutchinson told hei that he knew
the clinic was "private" but that
he had someone in his car who
needed medical attention.
Ms Allen said that she notified
the medical staff and Moxev was
removed from Hutchinson's car
and taken to the emergency room.
The witness said she noted that
Moxev's nose was dripping blood,
her clothes were in disarray, her
stockings snagged and her feet
bare.
Ms Allen testified that I ltuchin-
son said he and Mox\ey had had
an argument, that I lutchinson kept
mumbling that the "devil is busy"
and saying lie should iaa\e walked
away.
The \witness said Moxev w\\as in
the emergency room for about anl
hour, while Hutchinson was in the
waiting room.
The witness told the courl t hat
Moxev left by ambulance and by\


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IAN HUTCHINSON outside of
court yesterday
that time the police had arrived
and bhgan to quicstioni utchin-
son.
During cross-examination by
Hutchinson's attorney Murrio
Ducille, Ms Alien told the court
that while in the waiting room,
Hutchinson kept asking how Mox-
cv was doing.
She also testified that when
Hutchinson first appeared at the
clinic, lhe seemed calm, but when
Mox\e was taken away in tlhe
ambulance, lie seemed scared.
During cross-examinaltionm. Ms
.\lien also told the court that she
and l\swo nurses had taken Moxey
outl oI lultchinison's car but noted
that thel accused lhad tried to assist.
)elctli\ce constable 2752 Jamal
I latnilton. a scenes of crillme officer,
\was tle second prosecution wit-
ness to take the stand.


ile told lie court that around
41m on Tuesday O)ctober 25, 2005,
acting on information, lie pro-
cecded to the lyford ('av Clinic
with [Detective Sergeant Wright.
I le said lie took photographs of
a burgundy coloured 1995 ('hevy
l.uminla registered to lan Hutchin-
son.
The officer told the court that
around 10pm he went to the Cable
Beach police station where he
spoke to Detective Sergeant
Wright and as a result collected a
red shirt and a pair of blue jeans
from lan Hutchinson.
Officer Hamilton testified that
he observed blood stains on the
clothing.
The articles of clothing weic
submitted into evidence yesterday
and officer Hamilton was also
called on to direct the jury through
the photographs he took of
Iutchinson's car.
Cy~vpianna Armbrister, sister of
the victim, was the next witness to
be called.
She told the court that around
4pm on October 25, 2005 she was
at her friend's salon weaving her
hair when she received a telephone
call.
As a result, she said, she went to
the Accident and Emergency sec-
tion of the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital where she saw her sister.
Armbrister said her sister was
"swollen beyond recognition" and
that she was onl\ able to identify
her sister by the braids in her hair.
She told the court that she.
staved at the hospital the entire
afternoon until they took her sister
into the Intensive Care Unit.
Ms Arbmrister testified that she
along with relatives and friends


went to see Jackie Moxve around
9.3(ann the Ifollowing day, however
she had already died.
Ms Armbiister began to cry
when she was shown a photo of
her sister and court had to be
adjouLrned for a few minutes so she
could regain her composure.
Pina Davis, a close friend of
Moxey, told the court that she had
known the victim for some 15 years
and had known her boyfriend
Hutchinson for some four years.
Ms Davis said that around
1.30(pm on that Tuesday, she spoke
to Hutchinson who told her that
Jackie Moxev was unconscious.
She testified that Hutchinson


told her that he was in Lyford Cay
and suggested that she go to the
hospital to meet Moxey.
Ms Davis told the court that the
accused kept saying that it was
"serious."
She said that she arrived at
PMH around 2pm but had to wait
for Moxey to arrive in an ambu-
lance.
Ms Davis began to cry when she
recalled the state in which she saw
her friend, whose face was seri-
ously swollen.
She said that Moxey's hands
were also swollen, her finger nails
broken, her stocking torn and that
several of her braids were out.


XIAMEN Collaboration
with the government of the Peo-
ple's Republic of China could
prove beneficial to the Bahamas
in a number of areas., ccoildinge
to Zhivargo Lainl
The minister of state for
finance said yesterdayy that these
areas include tourism, trade,
transportation, financial sen ices
and investments, agriculture aind
marine resoulcsc, and technol-
ogy.
He pointed out thai if
Bahamian tourlisml officials
could get just one per cent of
the Chinese populaliom to \isit
the Bahamas. it would bode \ell
foi the future development oft
the induistIv.
Mi Laing is in China with a
Bahamian delegation for a hiilat-
eral meeting with officials from
China's Ministry of Commerce
and to attend the Second China-
Caribbean Economic and Trade
Co-operation Forum.
He said both events are sig-
nificant for the Bahamas as Chi-
na is quickly becoming the econ-
omy of the world.
Mr Laing said it is equally
important to hold discussions
because Hutchinson Whampoa,
a Chinese-owned company, is
the second largest investor in
the Bahamas. which has
pumped $400 million into Our
Lucaya, $100 million into the
development of the Freeport
Container Port, and is a "half
owner" in the Grand Bahama
Development Company.
In 2005. the city of Xiamen
alone welcomed 17.12i88 million
domestic and overseas tourists
and its total import and export
value of ftorcign trade was
$28.579 billion.
Minister Laing said the dis-
cussions will not be one-sided
as there are some benefits ('China
can receive front collaboration
with the Bahamas.
The Bahamian delegation will
meet on Thursday (Xiamen
time) with a delegation from
China's Ministry of Commerce


".1.


to discuss matters relating to a
number of areas, including
tourism, investments, agricul-
tural and marine resources.
The Chinese delegation will
be headed by Chen Jian, assis-
tant Minister of Commerce.
The Bahamian delegation will


include Philip Miller, head of
mission at the Bahamian
Embassy in Beijing: Lorraine
Armbrister, undersecretary in
the Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation: senior ollicials from
the Office of the Prime Minister.
MNinistry of Finance. Ministry of
Agriculture I d I and ri ne
Resources.
Mr Laing arrived in Xiamen
onil \ednesdav for t(ie meetings.
being held September 6 to 13
under the umbrella of the Sec-
ond 'China-Caribbean Econom-
ic and Tradt' 'Co doeiatlion'
Forum in Xiamen under the
theme: "'Deepening trade and
ecolnomIic co-opel alion and real-
ising conlnlon development
A welcome reception has
been scheduled for tomorrows
with the opening ceremony
scheduled for Friday. and is
expected to be attended by Vice
Premier Madam Wu Yi. officials
of the Chinese government.
Caribbean delegates and
Chinese and Caribbean
business and industrial repre-
sentatives.
Mr Laing will address the ple-
nary conference of the forum
on Friday. He departs Xiamen
on Sunday.


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Civil service is not a social service


AS FAR BACK as the Pindling era a PLP
cabinet minister of that day advocated prun-
ing the civil service.
Former PLP attorney general Sean
McWeeney told Bahamians then that the civil
service was not only bloated, but was weighed
down by too many dead branches. Fhe country
was investing too much into a generally unpro-
ductive service. He recommended action. And
that action meant improving and streamlining
the service. In other words, the dead wood had
to go. Although what Mr McWeeney said made
sense, his colleagues backed off.
Naturally, nothing was done. The service
was a convenient employment agency for MPs'
constituents, many of whom were uneiploy-
able. We only have to think of the open hiring
policy of former PLP Governor's Harbour MP
Philip Bethel who, while chairman of Bai,,iia-
sair. cluttered the cash-strapped airline. with
many of his unskilled constituents, because.
according to his own admission, Bahamasair
was "almost a social service."
"They have a nickname for me, 'Bro.'" he
told the House. "They say 'Bro, aint nothing you
could do for Sally? Aint nothing you could do
for Harry?' You know how it is..."
Yes, we all know how it is, and how it was.
Bahamian taxpayers were expected to support
big-hearted Bro's social service to ensure the
PLP's victory at the polls.
A-+- Althoughi PorHitWM'V .'Fred Mitchell says
today that government's;hurried hiring of so.
many Bahamians just before the 2007 election'
had nothing-to di with that election'..statemenl
made by him on May 14 suggests that this hiring
had indeed everything to do with an election vic-
tory.
"A moratorium (on hiring in the public ser-
vice)," he said, "was put in place by Mr Ingra-
ham when he left the government the last time.
The PLP foolishly followed that policy and end-
ed up out of government with the number one
complaint from the electorate being lack of
jobs, not crime or immigration as it was in the
summer of 2006."
Mr Mitchell's policy to allow unqualified
Bahamians into the public service entrenches
"Bro" Bethel's idea of turning the civil service
into a "social service" at the expense of hard
working Bahamians.
Bahamians constantly complain about the
indifference, insolence, indolence and lack of
service they receive from many civil servants.
One would think that an efficient government
with the interest of all its citizens and the good
of the nation at heart would seek to raise the
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with no or little qualifications to conm in the ser
vice.' hecy were not qualified for private sector
jobs- -probabIly th D-minus studentss xwe havy
read so much about lateIl
Are these the same youngg itnuo a:toIS" whoL
Mr Mitchell planned to loisl ,on hli, national to
"revitalise" the civil service?
Are these the peisoins without thN "requisite
skills" who were to be provided N\ ith "the train-
ing for an equivalencl certificate which would
allow them to be promoted up the command ol
the service"?
Was that "equivalency certificate" to be as
much of a farce as the slip of paper D-minus
graduates now receive to testify that at least
they went to school, but harel\ learned to read?
Is this what 'e CHalhamiani, taxa\xr Is eIC et led
to accep' .11 -: a, i l d
Flic i;ei is fliglien'l n
Shortiv before h il ekctitin we .'cLIved a
cai' ';oln an alarmed i .r\. nt. \\ ha
referred to that call ;evlral times in tils column,,
The call wasm made to tip us of tio ine hLurried
hil ings now under debate that were then taking
place and the amount ot moniv needed Ito sup
port such irresponsibility. Fht. person said tliai
there was tiln \va\V that this coulntI\ ctouldi afltou
what was happening. 'he person felt sorry for
'-vl'tIrtltiaaln anti the'TrNthlcnl]w th acetd should
:', ,.hedwn4itiile election,.
i" .... -:Oihvitusl '-the PLP also i calised that irthc\
.i., o th'Cilgo 1iucllllllIll Klt tHLi could il1o o l il-niuiie .
support such a large addition It the ei\il servilee'
Is this why the Iiigrahain go\ rnminell now hlas
the option of inot renewing thesL coiitl acts')
Obviously, if the PLP had won the gove innmet
they would he doing the saidll thing As tlhe
caller suggested. the 'ireaiury could not hlive
supported it.
The PI.P would have had no other option
hut to do exactly whale the FNM is now doing-
discontinue all shoretlim serIvices on Septenm
bei 30. The so-called cIIcrclgelnt" \\oulid lli\
been over.
The hirings were so hurried, that cven a
union leader had to admit that the persons
being laid off by the FNM government were
not properly hired in the first place.
The PLP denies this, explaining that it is "in
the slow pace in which the public service
responds that resulted in the proximity between
the new hires in the public service and the date
of the general elections "
If this is true. then it is the best argument for
the civil service to he revamped and supplied
with skilled -- not unskilled -- statl


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EDIT)IIOR Ilh Tribune.

RF('FN I Y w\hil: I lst n- I
ing to a Alk show ion More iA
94 9FM. onl which Sii Airlhur
Foulkes g\,is ;i sii'es anyone
\vih kiti\\l le Wg. tl suci i a selnio unilorin office
gui kt' i, ,, Ila lihe\, \v- lre school the only higl
abolul io i, 'i ;I listlo v Ics- ol'ficcl present was t
soil. in change o( internal
'sir Atihu is kio\\i nI lor his
skills a ; Ii nais I lii' is also
known s i -1 is -vii v s : I a
diynalilC speaker during the Gci
election campaign 1n62 and V l
1067.
Iis remarks about what- c v* I s
had taken place at Lewis Yard
SclIooll that Sundlav aVtriLnoonr ciJ l V
poies back about 37 v'cas in
tine. e
As one who was on duty at
I he Lewis Yard School, in u
l.ewis Yard. G, inl Bahama.
conducting cri< i. icnttrol. I
;tnitember quijl .1'\, hI.' was FDITOR. hhe .ribu
golllg on: poll... i i ,ll ill
,Ilse' por'irI Ix '. ii thIfE giving of gifts
e t the il itllo ent howe\
person vwho was calln ti ohe i the law.
trench coat: he \va, elccItd lo Recipietns of these
pailianieit -n 'i, f, 'ilc viiii thei fellm'I ,ivil seC .
clectllnl., they are faced with
Some of those involved in such event is taking
the group known as the Goont sa"? Thev should say
Squad have alr-adyv gone oil ()One cannot pass th
10 ilh i i \\.i i \xl il' o'lieis ic as oood .is the r
l 'I, 'l % ,' hI :1 1 o il', ill h v i> ,il .. 1 it git
iLI J o1 ,. uiP t!' i a iisionL ', lii. ha
ie .i li hi .\ i dIi iii alttenull .... gills o]
I , Is \ I \C' on i'nL orce0 iin.ill officer.
Ihn .iottt'. lil inl Kil,i\\ i''dke I he returbishnient
- i.i \ai- 2, tiL 0o1 insitlc alididatl should not
uLntiil It i Viims and allack- Poli-ce the donation:
Lic iiiu ecl fr Illt. i h, sihooo(l illlprovemen t lund an
hall nil o\\ S; \iitle's Coi
I he1 p lliiicil J11 i at tiai I e n ( infae en
timie wa ii li h:l i:ii .d .thei Hea"dq'arters rep
Pl til l itA, it i it i ,\n ) pdd hI il W ho
11tid 1 c ,l II i '1 1, I'1111 ,1, ,' It ll it h, ng to c
\N ( -Il '1- "" 0 1 ,I hI' 1 uI hl1 io,\ L aNtIl .i
cll ei L I. lo ld i,, 1 i l take the lull respol
li\ cl and high i .ltilL \\, ct I'lheie aie a number
ilon tlL ts i di iil nd 11,1i 1 igin k ili, who will be con
is d ti ll l'.1\ I t's In ii alt tl icineI gifts x\\i ll all be b
nlati\c l o IheI l l tlln i t' pal\. to receive such and is
\\'hlen the l )issi tnl I"ghlt law.
left the P1rog1i es i\ 1 1'iail Conim issioner --
PallVy. hai \\as ie largc est (C i/elled t Officers, th
evet, \etl ith I \'NN I l. '\\ed thi' hcii e to declaiu under
PI I' Io lal he I i n as O I' own a buiiiness or are
beilig alle Io s la I tI etlih othei than Ilheir police
Whliei in fact eight itemntbh pie oiies.
lef tiheL LP iat one time
Those eligll men nlld their (tl- B FERGUSON
lowers \L e seen -cis a the1t': o Nassau.
the established tIl der. an Autgus 23. 2007.
weie ictetl ed to as traitors.
by the po\wei stitctiure and i'Cm ni
their follow, eis. I .i \ enforce e OiN IS
nlent officeli \Vei 1ingloli oilf
gutiii d C liuse as I cai
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crs at the
hi ranking
he officer
I security,


igo

his duties were different from
the uniform branch, and in a
highly charged political cl
mate he was put in an awk-
ward position.

PRINCE G SMITH
Freeport,
Grand Bahama,
August, 2007.


g of gifts to


;ervants and


lic officials

ie.
to civil servants and public officials is topical
er there is logic if one is willing to accept the
gifts usually are the last to hear that some ot
ants are collecting for them etc etc so when
the organizers advising them that such and
place at such and such hotel what do they
no. but how many do or have done?
e recent incident with the senior police offi-
person is he should have known better. The
ts had to exceed $50,000, wven if the Com-
id sanctioned tht. raising :isi :he icu;ia -nd was
t this alue must nevel be accepi-.d oy a law
period.
of Fox Hill Police Station by a then political
have been accepted by the Commissioner of
n should have been made to a general police
d not specifically for the "sole" Police Station
istituency.
ce headquarters Police Building. East Street
orted to have cost millions and not a cent
sury or the Police Budget allocation Well
approved this method to pay for it?
omnmence cleaning up the anti-social behave
I where law enforcement is and someone has
nsibilities of these acts and incidents.
r of senior, long serving civil servants that I
ling to retirement let's hope lunches. din-
anned as it is inappropriate for a civil servant
against general orders for starters which is the
you need to send a questionnaire out to all
ose ol inspector rank and above, requiring
r oath that they do not directly\ or indirectly
Srecei\ itg imtiuneration from othei sources
e pa\ A policeman has one boss, not multi-






engaged by Albany Group'


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MR CHRISTOPHER Anand
listed a number of Bahamian indi-
Sidual., Int companies .nga.ed
m\ the .-liba.y Group who, are
ilreadv benefiting from I hi pio"
Iosed resort and residential pro
1lct neai Adelaide Village. But
le left out of his list the law f ni
of Gilbson and Co which has also
icted lot his Group. Gibson and
. 'o is the law fii iil of fornie Cab
Imet Ministei Allyson MayInaid-
libson who held portfolio
responsibility for Investmenis and
heln or the Alttorniev Iencit ,
)* l'lcr( 6inihi the period the 0iov,


ernment considered and con
eluded the agreement for the
Albany project.
Mr Anand also forgot to high
light that F'ir Trone McKecnic
the local icpresentati\C flor tlt.
group. previously worked as a
consultant to Mrs Maynard-Gib
son during her tenure as Minister
with responsibility for Financial
Services and Investmcents. I sav
these things to ensurti that 'ih
full picture is know an.d b.
all Bahamians.
SANDRA P KNO1WLES
Nassau
August 3t 2007.


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THE TIBUNETHURSAY, SPTEMBRL6,C007,NAGES


OIn brief

Police
investigate
after handgun
discovered
POLICE report finding a
pillow case containing a
handgun and two types of
ammunition in a bushy area,
of southern New Providence.
The discovery was report-
edly made on Tuesday Sep-
tember 4 by DEU officers
acting on a tip.
They reportedly found a
9mm Tech-9 and 26 live
rounds for this weapon as
well as 14 live rounds for a
.38 handgun.
No arrests have been made
in the -matter, and police say
investigations are continuing.

New York to
have a
Bahamian
experience
RAKE 'n' Scrape music
will boom out across New
York's East River this month
when Bahamas Culture Day
is held.
The annual festival, organ-
ised by the Bahamian Amer-
ican Cultural Society, will be
held at Solar 1 Garden,
Stuyvesant Cove, at the foot
of 23rd Street, on Saturday,
September 22, starting at
noon.
A spokesman said: This
will offer something for the
whole family. Rake 'n'
Scrape music will take cen-
tre stage, along with a parade
of local artists and talent.
"There will be lots to eat,
lots to do, with Bahamian
flair and taste."
The non-profit organisa-
tion has more details of the
event on its website.

Anna Nicole's
psychiatrist
to stay in
Bahamas
ANNA Nicole Smith's psy-
chiatrist has been forced to
close down one of her Los
Angeles offices and will be
staying with Howard K Stern
in his Eastern Road home in
Nassau, US media reported
yesterday.
Dr Khristine Eroshevich
reportedly closed down one
of her three offices last
month.
FOX News yesterday
reported that Dr Eroshe-
vich's once a thriving busi-
ness is now "just hobbling
along."
Dr Eroshevich is still assist-
ing the Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) in connec-
tion with an investigation into
a number of prescriptions.
According to FOX News,
lawyers for Dr Eroshevich
have been in contact with the
DEA about the case.



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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas has been fea-
tured in two top travel maga-
zine surveys this week and
made a new entry into one's
"most popular destinations" list.
This country's new placing in
the survey of favoured island
destinations in US-based Cond6
Nast Traveler magazine could
be seen as a promising sign after
numerous discouraging reports
about the nation's declining pop-
ularity to the world's tourists.
The Bahamas appeared in the
magazine's "Favourite Islands"
category, ranking 19th out of
20 as a "new entrant." Howev-
er, some may note it is a low
ranking in a quite specific cate-
gory.
The magazine's 10th annual
survey of the world's most pop-
ular tourist destinations covers
five categories 'Favourite
Overseas Cities', 'Favourite
Countries', 'Favourite Islands',
'Favourite Airports' and
'Favourite Long-haul Airlines'.
According to the magazine,
it took the opinions of 30,000
readers into consideration.
A Ministry of Tourism
spokesman said: "The efforts of


- but ranking low


diligent Bahamian residents
have caused the Bahamas to
hold a spot on the Cond6 Nast
Traveler list, which ranks the
Bahamas among the world's
favourite islands this year."
Alongside the Bahamas in
Cond6 Nast Traveller's 20
favourite islands are four other
Caribbean destinations. Barba-
dos ranked highest in the
Caribbean region at 5th place,
St Lucia 9th, Cuba 13th and St
Barts 18th.
Top placed in this section
were the Maldives, the Greek
Islands and the Balearic Islands
respectively.

Hotels

Meanwhile, Travel + Leisure
magazine listed two of the coun-
try's hotels in its "World's Best
Awards 2007" survey, in the Top
25 Caribbean Hotels section.
The publication ranked the
One and Only Ocean Club at
19 out of 25 in a survey of the
Caribbean region's best hotels,
while the Pink Sands resort in
Harbour Island rounded out the
survey at 25.
Yesterday Jeff Humes, new
general manager at Pink Sands,
said he was "thrilled" to hear


of the hotel's success.
However, the only two hotels
in the Bahamas to feature in
the ranking both dropped in
popularity from last year, when
they placed 8th and 18th respec-
tively.
Alongside the Bahamas in
Travel + Leisure's Top 25 hotels
ranking were hotels in Jamaica
- the most popular Caribbean
destination, according to the
survey, with 5 resorts placed the
Top 25 Anguilla, Barbados,
Turks and Caicos and St Barts.
In its survey of top 100 hotels
worldwide, the Bahamas was
nowhere to be seen.
Other hotels in the Caribbean
which made the grade are the
Jumby Bay resort in Antigua at
14, the Jamaica Inn in Ochos
Rios, Jamaica, at 49, the Mail-
louhana Hotel and Spa in
Anguilla, at 69, and H6tel Saint-
Barth Isle de France in St.
Bart's, at 73.
The Ministry of Tourism yes-
terday said that the surveys
"demonstrate the fiercely com-
petitive nature of modern day
tourism."
"The lesson... is that every
Bahamian resident is needed to
contribute to giving the
Bahamas a competitive edge in
tourism," said the ministry.


The ministry urges all
Bahamians to "work to main-
tain and enhance a clean, com-


fortable, and safe environment
in which we are all proud to live
and welcome guests".


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A prominent
Grand Bahama resident is
speaking out against the neglect
and poor maintenance at the
Grand Bahama Memorial Park.
Attorney Fred Smith said the
condition of the cemetery in
Freeport is not suitable as a
resting place for loved ones who
have passed on.
"There is no dignity in death
here in Freeport," he said. "The
grave yard is an absolute dis-
grace I would not bury my
dog in that graveyard."
The memorial park is being
managed by a committee of vol-
unteers appointed by the Grand
Bahama Port Authority. It has
responsibility for maintenance
and upkeep of the grave yard
on Frobisher Drive.
While at the grave site on
Tuesday, Mr Smith said he was
appalled by its state.
Deep open graves could be
seen, some filled with rubbish;
the landscaping is overgrown
and garbage bins are left out in
plain sight.
"When you go there and
watch funerals take place, peo-
ple are stumbling over rocks
and some are nearly falling into
holes and open graves. It is an
unattractive place there are
no trees, and all you see is bro-
ken up limestone everywhere.
There is no space left to bury
people there," he said.
Mr Smith said that the Port
Authority has refused to grant
licenses to persons, including
himself, who wish to operate
graveyard facilities in Freeport.
"What is happening at the
grave yard is just the tip of the
iceberg of how the rest of
Freeport's infrastructure main-
tenance and management has


collapsed," he added.
According to Mr Smith, the
Port Authority has responsibil-
ities and obligations under the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
that relate to the maintenance
and management of Freeport.
He said this includes "finding a
decent place to bury bodies."
"Are they going to be pre-
pared to have their loved ones
buried there?" Why is it that
Mr Edward St George is buried
out at Taino Beach? Why is he
not buried where everybody
else has to be buried in
Freeport?" Mr Smith asked.
"Is Sir Jack prepared to bury
himself and his family there?
Rick Hayward, who is a
Bahamian citizen, is he going


to bury himself at the Grand
Bahama Memorial Park?"
"I have nowhere else to go
and I have made Freeport my
home for the last 30 years.
When I die and my children die,
I want me and other people, and
my children and family to have a
decent place to be buried."
Mr Smith believes the com-
mittee that manages the ceme-
tery should not be blamed.
"I do not expect the Port to
be pointing fingers or blaming
anybody in that committee. It
takes money, it takes focus, it
takes attention, and the PA has
failed miserably in its responsi-
bilities and duties to the peo-
ple of Freeport in managing a
decent burial site."


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THE ROYAL
Bahamas Police
Force fire
department led a
fire drill and
evacuation
yesterday at the
National Insurance
Board on Wulf
Road as part of Fire
Safety Awareness
Week


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FIREMEN SEARCH the premises to see if anyone is left in the
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President
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misusing
public funds
* DOMINICAN REPUBUC
Santo Domingo
'AN opposition party has
accused President Leonel Fer-
nandez of misusing public funds
and inappropriately creating
new government positions to
improve his chances of winning
re-election next year, according
to Associated Press.
The Dominican Revolution-
ary Party filed the complaint
Monday with the Organization
of American States, party
spokesman Andres Matos said.
The complaint alleges Fer-
nandez misused $30,000 in gov-
ernment publicity by attaching
his campaign slogan to official
advertisements and appointed
opposition members to govern-
ment posts to win their support.
A Fernandez spokeswoman
declined to comment.
The party asked the OAS to
open an investigation. The
Washington-based organisation
declined to confirm receipt of
the complaint and said it would
only speak publicly about the
case if it chooses to issue a
response.
Fernandez, of the center-right
Dominican Liberation Party, is
in his second, nonconsecutive
term. If he wins elections sched-
uled for May 16, he would be
the first president to succeed
himself since the late Joaquin
Balaguer, who held power for
22 years until 1996.

Extension of
UN force
backed by
Latin America
* HAITI
Port-au-Prince
NINE Latin American
nations with UN peacekeepers
deployed in Haiti voiced sup-
port for extending the mission
for another year but declined
to say when they would remove
their troops, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
The UN Security Council is
expected to renew the mandate
of the 8,800-strong, Brazilian-
led force on October 14.
On Tuesday, defence minis-
ters from Chile, Argentina,
Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia,
Guatemala, Peru, Uruguay and
Paraguay traveled to Haiti to
show their support for Haitian
President Rene Preval, who last
year authorised the UN force
to take a firmer hand against
street gangs blamed for vio-
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SIn brief Divers say numbers
Castro warns
uf coming
global of lionfish growing
recession


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Dll)EL Castro warned on
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It headed for a crisis rcmi-
iiscent of the Great Depres-
sion and accused the United
States of exploiting natural
resources and countries
around the globe, according
to Associated Press.
"The picture is increasingly
uncertain as we face the fear
of a prolonged recession like
that of the 1930s." the 81-year-
old leader wrote in an essay
,published in state newspapers.
Castio said Washington's
coffers were depleted during
the Vietnam War and that
"since then the United States
economy is sustained by nat-
ural resources and the sav-
ings of the rest of the world."
He also lashed out at peo-
ple he called "super-revolu-
tionaries." apparently refer-
ring to foreign Marxists who
have recently suggested Cuba
:hte-',some'political and eco-
.'imw'eefolrmns and-criticised
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m'ml t is'f -e'vet e: "
He accused them of being
saved by "neo-liberal" free-
mirlket idLulogy and sug-
gested that communist Cuba
buy into "pure poison."
(astro has not been seen
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DIVPERS witli many \ears
experience of Balhaminal wai tels
claim the pred;ioci lionfish is
showing up in greater numbers
around Nassaut than cvcr
before.
Over the weekend, seven or
eight were spotted off Salt Cay,
adding to several recent sight-
ings in the Cable Beach area,
where some have been seen in
only four or five feet of water.
Yesterday, bathers were
warned to steer clear of the
colourful creatures, which have
long spines which can inflict
intense pain.
But the real danger from lion-
fish is to the country's marine
resources, as the species is
known to eat smaller fish, baby
fish and fish eggs.
And because it has no natur-
al predators in the area, experts
fear the numbers could grow to
the point where fisheries sup-
plies are threatened.
"At one time, you would
rarely see lionfish locall\" said
one diver, "but they are now
becoming quite comn1oin.
.Ca.llegc of tlh -i lhamas st u
dent Marcy Tuckci revealed
recently that he had speared
dozens of lionfish around Nas-
sau. especially in the Ave's's
Beach, Cable Beach and Saun-
ders Beach areas.
He warned of accidental( ccn
tact w\itih thecm, adding: "'These
fish aren't frightened fish. I Isu-
ally a stingray will move when
you approach, but the lionlish
will allow you to gel pretty close
without moving away."
Another diver. Bruce Purdy.
who suffered a bad sting trom
one, described adult lionfish as
"arrogant", standing their
ground in a confrontation.
The Departmemn of Marine
Resources has posted warnings
around the Bahamas, telling
bathers to steer clear of them.
Yesterday. director of the
department Michael Braynen


A II i n[ tv1


said that the reports concur with
information the ministry has
been recent ing.
"All indications are that nu1m-
bers Ih.it ale increasing,'" sid
Nit Hi i'u r i
IMr BraVnen. ..

Reports

iHe said that the minister\ has
been receiving reports from
divers as well as from the Col-
lege of the bahamas, \\heie
someone is collecting data on
the fish.
Nitr Brayncin said that the
department will soon announce
the launch of a website w\lielr
members of the public can visit
to get information about the fish
and report sightings.
Those who do not have
access to the internet can con-
tinue to report the fish to the
department directly, he noted.
The reports of more lionfish
around Nassau come on the
heels of similar reports in the
northern Bahamas.
While lionfish are not known


to attack humans, they use their
spines as defensive weapons
which can cause intense throb-
bing pain that can last for sev-
eral hours.
. S fai-as is known. no human
deaths have ever been attrib-
utiLed to the creatures, though
they are known as voracious
predators.
They use their large fins to
corner prey, then strike quickly
to swallow other fish whole.
I ionfish are recognisable by
lheir long spines and also by
their stripes, which come in a
variety of colours red,
brown. yellow, black, white or
orange
Though native to the Indo-
Pacific region, various species
have now spread worldwide.
and have often been seen along
the eastern coast of the United
States and in the Caribbean.
It is believed that the growing
numbers of lionfish in and
around the Bahamas could have
been caused by specimens being
improperly released from pri-
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PLP will be out of a lob


FROM page one

ing permission to engage the
persons needed."
Mr Sears added that due to
the "urgent need" for the sup-
port staff the Ministry of Edu-
cation hired persons "by way
of delegated authority and on
temporary month-to-month
basis on lhe advice of the Min-
istry of Public Service." The
practice of hiring persons by
way of delegated authority on
a montlh-lo nionth basis has
behen a consistent practice since
199h and allows the paperwork
to "catch up" with the Public
Service Commission. Mr Sears
explained.
This was mean to be a 12-
month probationary period,
allowing employees the oppor-


tunity for "permanent employ-
ment being subject only to
Completing a 12-month proba-
tionary period satisfactorily,"
he added.
While many have dubbed
these new hires as an election
gimmick by the former admin-
istration, the PLP is quick to
refute this allegation. It is in
the slow pace in which the
public service responds that
resulted in the proximity
between the new hires in the
public service and the date of
the general elections, members
of the opposition said.
"This is what angers me,
because there are persons who
are seeking to relate this
employment to the general
elections, when really they
know full well that had nothing
to do with it at all," former


Health Minister Dr Bernard
Nottage argued yesterday,
adding that many of the new
hires had "letters of appoint-
ment" from the permanent
secretary, indicating they were
hired under protocol.
PLP MP for Fox Hill, Fred
Mitchell, slammed the press
statement issued by the Cabi
net office yesterday in
response to the headline of
Tuesday's edition of The Tri-
bune which read "Civil ser-
vants 'to be laid off'."
"Their statement says that
no established civil servant is
being laid off. What they're
not denying is they are in fact
laying off people, and that is
the point that we are seeking
to make. They are laying off
people in circumstances where
the government needs people
to work and they are laying
them off for reasons other than
for genuine cause," Mr
Mitchell said yesterday. He
added that the PLP is consid-
ering challenging some of
these dismissals in court.
"We have to show the
(Bahamian) people that we are
not afraid and that we are
going to stand up for them as
much as we can," he said. Mr
Mitchell also accused the FNM
of "slowing down" the
Bahamian economy and
removing $90 million from the
economy.
"You say you are cleaning
up the government and you
are bringing order to the pub-
lic service, and you are also
boasting that you are going to
balance the budget. What you
are in fact doing is balancing
the budget on the backs of
poor people." he continued. "'
have nevei met such mean
people in my life... I don't
know where they (the FNM)
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"We expect to have them
(the applications) to the
point where we can present
them to the immigration
board," he said.
With the information
complete on all the appli-
cations, Mr Turnquest said,
the board can review a
request for legal status and
immediately decide to
grant or deny it.
The immigration audit
was held in New Provi-
dence, Grand Bahama and
Abaco on August 29 and
31 respectively.
The initiative sought to
assist those individuals
who submitted applications
for permanent residence or
citizenship to the Depart-
ment of Immigration prior
to April 30, 2007.
"This exercise is not a
registration programme. It
is not an offer of amnesty
for illegal immigrants. It is
not a repatriation pro-
gramme for illegal immi'
grants to be either volun-
tarily or forcibly repatriat-
ed," government explained
in a statement.
The audit was especially
praised by Haitian commu-
nity leaders.
Haitian lawyer and social
commentator Elizier Reg-
nier told The Tribune in an
earlier interview that such
an exercise should have
been conducted a long time
ago.
Mr Regnier said that
over the years many files
for applications seem to
have been lost or mis-
placed.
If government is in fact
now taking corrective mea-
sures now, he said, "that is
in itself commendable."
Mr Regnier said that
those who are entitled to
apply for citizenship
should be regularised on a
yearly basis as not to cre-
ate a backlog in applica-
tions.







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government action to rectify
water and power problems
which, they say, are ruining
their lives.
"It's hell out here," a resident
told The Tribune, "The infra-
structure is ancient it's falling
apart."
Discontent is mounting not
only because of constant elec-
tricity and water problems, but
also approval for the controver-
sial Romora Bay marina resort
project, which critics say will
change the island's way of life.
"I'm planning to sell up and
go," one furious resident said. "1
don't have quality of life here
anymore. There is no peace."
Tension has been rising in
Harbour Island for some years
now because long-term resi-
dents feel development is out-
stripping the island's resources.
"We have no infrastructure,
no place to put the sewage, yet
the government is approving 50
condos and a 50-slip marina,"
said the source.
"Florida developers with no
interest in the island are being
allowed in here to do what they
want to do, sell up and leave.
It's been all downhill for the
last 10 years."
The FNM government has
come in for severe criticism
from residents who feel it has
done nothing to solve chronic
powercuts and sub-standard


water supplies.
Some utilities equipment was
so old and dilapidated that
pieces frequently fell off, it was
claimed.
"Things are so bad that we
wonder if the central govern-
ment is being ill-advised by our
terrible local government," said
a source.
But area MP Alvin Smith
admitted that he shares the res-
ident's concerns about water
supply, electricity and a possible
utility crisis as a result of fur-
ther development.
"It is valid for them to be con-
cerned," he said. "BEC cannot
adequately meet the demand
for electricity in Eleuthera."
He added that in his opinion,
the telephone services in North


Eleuthera which he called
"the worst in the Bahamas"
must also be improved, along
with the roads.
,r Smith said that he has
been working to bring these
matters to resolution for some
time not just for Harbour
Island, but for the whole of
North Eleuthera.
He said he has already been
given assurances by the minister
of state for works and the chair-
man of the Water and Sewerage
Corporation that the issues will
be addressed.
According to the MP, while
the hold-up in electricity
upgrades is due to BEC's ongo-
ing deliberations on which of
two proposed strategies would
best tackle the problem, lie is
not sure why planned work on
the water system has not been
carried out.
Mr Smith explained that the
former PLP government signed
a number of contracts to replace
water mains across the North
Eleuthera constituency. "but
something went awry". He
assured residents that he is
working to get to the bottom of
the matter.
"1 am happy that there are
cot-cerned persons in the con-
stituency who collectively seek
some resolution to these prob-
lems," Mr Smith added. He
said the FNM urges Bahami-
ans "to express their views" on
all matters.


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A group of 135 students from
20 schools on New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Andros
schools took part in an "adven-
turous" sailing expedition to
five Family Islands
They explored caves on
Great Harbour Cay, hiked to
the eastern end of North Bimi-
ni, kayaked in the Lucayan
National park, camped at the
historic Hole-in-the-wall light-
house at Sandy Point, Abaco,
and hunted crabs on Andros.
The eight-day expedition was
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The GGYA programme is
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community service, skills devel-
opment, physical recreation and
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This year's sailing expedition
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experience life on a different
Family Island, develop leader-
ship skills. and live with people
other than their normal peers.
The students were accompanied
by 25 volunteer instructors and
three staffers.
GGYA executive director
Denise Mortimer said: "It's not
just about sightseeing. On Abaco,


for example. Gold participant
hiked 20 miles over two days. Si
ver groups hiked It miles and
Bronze participants did 10 miles.
They all camped at the lighthouse.
'On Andros the hike was
only three miles to the camp-
site. but Gold participants
undertook a coastal clean-up at
the regatta site."
Participants pay a portion of
the cost for the expedition (the
onl\ part of the programme they
have to pay for) The bulk of
expenses are met by donors, who
have included the Ministry of
Youth, Teekay Shipping, Cable
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"An Evening









Dr. Desiree Cox and Gordon Mills

G ordon Mills was born in IAm)ononl()
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son Story Born to Run.'


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In 2004 the distitg ;k,Wihtd i< i( ,lt. i i 1k dical ui.n) no 1>\1 nl I.. '
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Missing $9 billion destined for Iraq

reportedly traced to Bahamas post box


FROM page one
in JS currency was airlilled to Baghdad, osten-
sibly as :i sltopgap measure Ito help run the Iraqi
ggovernmlent and pay for basic services until a
new Iraqi currency could be put into people's
hands. In effect, the entire niMl,,n, Af Laq need-
ed walking-around money, and Washington
mobilized to provide it," the report said.
According to the report $9 billion has gone
missing, unaccounted for, in a "frenzy of mis- "
management and greed."
The report pointed out that while the US
Treasury department exercised sr c.t -,urveIl-
lanci and control over all o1 thi-~ iiaey while


it was on Amereican soil oversight and control
"evaporated" when it arrived in Iraq.
According to Vanity Fair, once the money
arrived in Iraq it entered a "free-for-all envi-
ronment where virtually anyone with fingers
could take some of it."
"Moreover, the company that was hired to
keep tabs on the outflow of money existed
mainly on paper. Based in a private home in
San Diego, it was a shell corporation with no
certified public accountants. Its address of
record is a post-office box in the Bahamas.
where it is legally incorporated. That post-
office box has been associated with shado y
offshore activities," the report said.


'No visi


mould found'



at Sandilands


IFROM page one
toir which are conducive ei to the
development of mould Mr
Ryan of the Department of
En iroiimcntal Health said he
\ as able to confirm that "noth-
ing out of the ordinary was
going on there."
On Wednesday The Tribune
reported claims made by nurs-
ing staff at Sandilands who were
concerned about the high num-
her of Iecent miscarriages.
Sandilands nurses claimed
they feared mould could partly
he responsible for the failed
pregnancies.
However, managing director
of the Public Hospital's Author-
ity' Herbert Brown said yester-
day that according to hospital
iles only one Sandilands
employee suffered a miscarriage
in the past year. This miscar-
riage, he explained was atti b-
. .uteit h, the MiRSA (melt bitih


resistant Stapivlococcus
,ureus) bacteria, but that there
was "no definite evidence that
she contracted this very com-
mon bacteria at Sandilands."
Mi Ryan yesterday con-
tirmed that Sandilands under-
went two environmental assess-
ments last year and that certain
recommendations were made
to the facility which were car-
ried out.
"We talked about basic
house-cleaning, cleaning the
ducts and vents and they have
been followed to our satisfac-
tion," he said.
He said that last year one sec-
tion of Sandilands had spots of
mould on the walls, but that
those areas were thoroughly
cleaned.
Mr Ryan said that he was
very impressed with the Sandi-
lands staff and their continuous
cleaning measures.
. He explained that there are a
1t" -' r'sconc, .tions about


mould in the Bahamas. and that
people neeo to understand that
common species or mould
spores exist everywhere and in
everyone s home.
"Mould spores are in every
indoor environment and in
every outdoor environment,
they are in your homes, we tote
them around on us. What is
important is that we take mea-
sures to decrease the levels of
spores in the indoor environ-
ment," he said.
Mr Ryan explained that
mould can develop on walls
when cool air from air-condi-
tioned rooms meets humid air.
As it concerns the alleged
miscarriages at Sandilands, Mr
Ryan said that persons need to
be careful in attributing health
conditions to certain factors too
quickly.
"We as human beings find
the fastest and easiest things to
blame on our illnesses, (we) are
all guilty of it." he said.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7th their will be a


FUND RAISER

for DEBRA FERNANDER
(club waterloo's cook) at at CLUB WATERLOO
with the best LUNCH SPECIALS YOU WILL
FIND ON THE ISLAND.
/
Come and support the family and friends of Debra and
call in your lunch orders for pick up(393-7324) or come and
enjoy your lunch and eat by the pool.

Fried Snapper Steam Pork Chop Pea's n rice
SMacaroni & Cheese Coles slaw Fried Plantain




Come and support the family and friends of
DEBRA FERNANDER
(club waterloo's cook)in a MONEY DRIVE in aid of her
MEDICAL FUNDS
this friday SEPTEMBER 7th at CLUB WATERLOO'S HAPPY
HOUR MONEY DRIVE from 4p.m. until 4a.m.




Come and Support a SOUCE OUT in aid of a
MEDICAL FUND for
DEBRA FERNANDER

(club waterloo's cook) at CLUB WATERLOO
on Hast Bay Stieet this Saturday
SEPTEMBER 8th from I la.m. Until.

Call in your order's for pick up at 393-7324
or come and join us by thepool and enjoy your souce.

Chicken Souce Sheep tounge souce
Pigs feet souce
Served with grits orjohnny cake


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007, PAGE 11


THE TRIBUNE


Ily's Brides


the Month
<, "*,-,,.


January


Miller Wrinkle


Sharon an uftice Administrator, met her husband
Thomas while trying to sell him a house..he was
smitten
One of her tuture goals is to 'build a special school
to groom young ladies who love fashion and want
to travel ilterrnatio ally
Her Bridal Choices weie "Millennium Platinum"
China by Mikosa, ''Jamestown Platinum" Crystal by
Mikasa


Kelly's was chosen because "Kelly's is known to have
.... the best and widesT ,election of bridal choices."
Thomas & Sharon receding one of their many free gifs
from Renold Noel Bridal Consultant


February

Rolle Rida
Rolle Rigby
1. ., -


Brenda, a medical claim adrinstrator, met her husband
Reno while attending church.
She enjoys travelling, shopping and reading. One of
her future goals is "to assist teenagers in my church
in becoming focused and career oriented."


Her Bridal
China by
Mikasa,


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Choices were "Endless Love, Colour Weave"
Mikasa "Panache Sur Blanc" Crystal by
"Sweet Pea' Flatware by Mikasa.


Kelly's was chosen because of "the wide variety of
merchandise, friendly service and affordable prices."


Patrice Dames. Br.dal Manager & Brenda
receiving one of her many Iree g.ti


March

Cflauia
Adderley Hepburn


2, '4




"4 ...
Patrice Dames Bridal Manager, Davoughn & Maria receding of one
of their many free gifts from Betty Cooper, bridal counsulani


Maria, a iceJl C~,~o;nt representative, met her
husband Duvuuylh,, vhle attending the same church.
She enjoys singilny. Tiuvelling, meeting people,
exercising and cookin-g One of her future goals is
"to help young ladies become the women they were
created to be "
Her Bridal Choices were: 'French Garden" China by


Villeroy & B
"Lyonsgold" F
Kelly's was ch
beyond the c
quality."


April

SamnOe' Plouffe Forbes
Samone, a customer care representative
met her husband Theodore through a blind
date set up by her father
One of her future goals is to "one day own
and operate a business that challenges my
mind and expresses my creative side.'
Her Bridal Choices were: "Silver Palace'
China by Noritake; "Jamestown Platinum'
Crystal by Mikasa; "Sonnet" Flatware by
Oneida.
Kelly's was chosen because of "Kelly's track
record of quality and making brides feel
special "

Kelly's House&
Home
al Mall at Marathon
Tel: (242) 3934002 Monday-Friday 9 00am-8:UOpm
Saturday 9:00amr9.00pm
Fax: (242) 393-4096 Sunday closed
www.kellysbahamas.com
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och, "Maxima" Crystal by Mikasa;
flatware by Mikasa.
losen because "the staff go above and
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FR)OM page one

incident an chased then a; ci cr
,in to ID) t' \ eswe! v Ii
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O( ie .viltne' s ,lit si .
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on Shirlev S"ri'el in Ia pool ol
N ,DI),Ol, Ilt, llll t I lllg I ll t illg tCil lI-
\,isins lIS B 'i d ,Io/d Ironi the
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if ;l Vvic il' ^ ; i lih il ;ince Il oinl
th li in sl\ 11 i .tllh ]Clspond-
tl, \\ hli I v:ias followed by
alnolltic public niiiilnIiliice and
a lhiid unit Iomil Dc)tor's I los-
pilal.
Pa iimiedics placed bandages
on tihe victim's wounds to stop
thi bleeding before e he wtis put
oi0 a stretchci and taken to the


YOUP (ONNEC IION TO THE WORLD


THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
COMPANY LIMITED






The Bahamas TeleconlmunLiricationis Company Ltd (BTC)
is pleased to invite Tenders to provide the Company with
Motor Insura ce cover age.


Interested coinpanies/fitils may collect a Tender
Specification from thie Security's Desk located in the
Administrative building on John F. Kennedy Drive, between
the hours of 9:00 a.m arid 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday.


The deadline foi subnmission :Jf tende s is Friday,
PetZiember h, 2007. let, -,t's shouLu ue scaled and
marked "TENDER FOR MOTOR INSURANCE" and should
be delivered to the attention' i of the "President and CEO,
Mr. Leon Williams."


BTC reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders.


Princess Margaret I lospit li
Across h I ie o;id
Witnesses cpoirtld Ihat the
iattllcker was we',ring ; light grey
football jersey land a pair ol blue
jeans.
The incident began in a popu-
lar area where vagrants and oth-
ers sit and consume alcohol
under a tree next to the liquor
store.
Police officials were unable up
to confirm the condition of the
injured man, or if the suspect
was caught.


F'ROM page one

earlier this year, have threat-
ened to sue Ms Cosby over her
revelations.
Birkhead, who was proved
to be the baby's biological
father, described the book's
contents as "fictional" from
beginning to end.
But Ms Cosby said she
hoped her disclosures would
force a review of Anna Nicole's
death in Florida last February


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TV star
andl push Bahamas authorities
into holding ;in inquest into
Daniel s death at Doctors Hos-
pital a year ago.
"My book has a lot of new
information on both cases and
1 am hoping the courts will
look at them again," she said.
"1 know there have been
many delays into the inquest,
with lawyers putting up road-
blocks, but I'm hoping my
book causes both cases to have
another review.'"
She added: "There are some
very interesting facts here and
a lot of people telling very dif-
ferent stories, but the truth
needs to come out wherever it
lies."
Ms Cosby's book was pub-
lished on Tuesday, when a
Today show interview with the
author was briskly cancelled
after Stern's lawyer sent "a
bristling, threatening letter" to
the producer.
Attorney Lin Wood "made
it clear he would sue the Today
show for any false facts that
spewed out of Rita's mouth,"
according to the TMZ gossip
website.
Last week, OK! Magazine,
which had an exclusive deal
with Birkhead to cover Dan-
nielynn's first birthday party
tomorrow, severed ties with
him over the Cosby allegations.

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1 HUHbDAY t'E-MP I EMBER 6, 2007, PAcL 13


I)mnation for blind student's university costs
ALVIN FORBES is set to become
thle fi,,I legally bliii( i Balamian
,Iidrt-, to obtain a .uni vetsity
(, grre. Supporters of his efforts
wiet i SSt Ba ab:s Chtlrch iii .
N. s<5ul on Monday, September 2,
I, Uivl an update on his progress.
r-,alt .s Singer-Hayward,
splorllis of his schohli ship fund
Is pictured making lith dIoniionll
to tUlOIIon costs to Si BHa ahas
pali sh rector Canon 'Basil lynes.
Pictured froni left are Patilla
Collins, deputy director of
education; Carol Hanna, parish
administrator; Canonl Tyes. Mrs
Singer Hayward anrt Cecil
Inlonlpson, deputy iv itor of E
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New sales co-ordinator



for Damianos realty


I )\NMIANOS Sothewy's Real
1: tate International has
ai .,t- o i. .I i 1 il lh. i nin ('at e
i., oi icld it LI. iail. as sales sup
i"i I o -ol dinato .
i. i hits ncw\ily it eald capacity.
I; ',II, se'ves il ai a sourcee to
t!- m'ile Dailmanos Sothebv's
Ici untl!tllonal Realty team of
wi<.i". s \ho \ it! \oirk closely'
t.. h '\ei oin l da l t Ibasis to
Stlhiiace the it imn s focus on
'.,i needs
Nl\ niain role is to support
t,'ld assi-st our team so that we
icotinit lto i g.,row the high level
;t wi!\ie outr agents provide.
Wh' eit it he to ,cpedite the
n-alc' tlanllsaction process or
ionitoini a client 's custoinm mlar-
kelnng programmed the ohjec-
ti \- i to best meet the needs
A d i iiii. lai client or trans-
action." Janine explained.
"Research of the latest sales
Methods, trends and other
issue \\ill be Ieyv. so that our
geol. ti ,ibC o focus all of
S .ei. :Inlll on tile client rilher
rlan Letllg bogged down with
,;- i, ti a id niii'isitli\te aspects of
Srle business." ,'he said.
S Aco ,-ding to director of
opelitions NMa\iie Hussey. the
o, r p.anvlly t llt. position a nec-
esi\ : diicitio i. especially in
hghi iof heir alliliatlin with an
S iIte inatiill Il btand.
V\ h ri' i a tc inciedihl\ scai
i sned icam 't topt in lc'ih ei a
-lsI..ii '" I. -i'. tl 1 : d c


JANINE CAREY with George
Ballantyne. senior vice president
n' cnOtlho ti\' I' I io;n l iPealty

IeccIgiIic llIM \\ Iwe must giti\\
anid iiaintain (ur competitive
edge she sail. "Ou i affiliation
\\sith S ,llit l\ s Intlirnatioinal
Realt\ a ttOids us access to
Iremenldoilu resources a nd
increased bi alnd recognition.
particularly with international
clients. \\ lHi this ilm s Ille
i sp ,nsibil"' oi rci ,'C nl a1
Ihe hl1and pi ,prI ly.
Jallnine's f sll co' f' ol ,ichon
\ais to spcinI a WeCtk i" N.',
.lei'C"e at ltb.'- S, hi'w s Inicr-
national Rei ill 1Ii i .at. ini
S111nilng sen1'!n.11
I h ic t. l-. : in I iid
u l Id t i. 6 ,' gn'l-
calce ot t IIIn S a .1i, i. ai d

|>i it )\ es i. it i i't i liini
i ;llic i ii|^ ^i|'luth ' i e l' .' r


of the Sotheby's IniIin.ational
Recall\ colipoalteeam.l
Wilh ihis hands o(i experi
CIiC LLIc L ik i bh ll J ili IS
io\\ respolnsible Ifo supporting
existing anlt Iuture agents int
their efforts to best represent
the Sotlihe\ s International
Realty\ hi and understand t he
ever changing ilquirleniens anld
expeclaltolit otI cli itl, in a
rapidly\ e\ot uig industr\ aind
help idelnit ,and take atdvan-
tage ot ic\\ and dynamic mnar-
keting ip>porlt cities ftm the
compani and its agents.
A giadluatic of the ( 'ni\ :rsity
of Wclciin Inlario Canladi.
.anini holdsnl dcgicrec in inter
ni ioti,il itc.iitons and has lived
anid wvorkcd in Spain learning
Spanish ,it t Ii\ersidald de
('omplut. nsIi.t
She added that working. liv-
ing in Spain and taking part in
European culture was a reward-
ing experience that she defi-
noteli learnetl fid oi iuiluienselsy.
lalinlit. ; ii>. i,-0 i .s i\ t.- i L l d
It l-e' a plrt i ilnc );'aii, anii
Sotllhiem l li Int.ilit nial ile;u
and continue i ptih .g. o\\(th
\\ ih tne .
Dainianofs Sli l ", luneriti-
tional ReIltv i I1.1 oflfkIs In Nas-
silt mnid Lyto. t aI, Abat.o andi
- letihcita. \\ilh Affilial ..es in
U.,j i iLn baitI1ina iid ilki L. iillili
.111\- ,inid i ail kt' pIoplIi th 'i 1
,li i ,1 l 11,10 pll c p lllll It til I
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I HM I RIBUNL


(401) Lois#l / t& #18 Crown Allot-
nielts, Love Hill Settlement,
Andros. Containing a two sto-
rey residence. Appraised value
$100,000.
(806) Lots#l & #2, Block 3 with a
parcel situated between Lot #1,
Block 3, containing a 4 bedroom
condoulmniium- Sunset View Vil-
las, West Bay Street.
Appraised value $750,000.
(811(i) I ol# 13, Block#4 of Coral
Waeit ways. Section One, Coral
Harbour, N P with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312 New
Providence bounded north-
wardly hy a canal or waterway
ol the said .Subdivislon known as
Flamingo waterway and running
102.004 ft eastwardly by lot #14
and 146.145 ti southwardly by a
resci ovation for a private road.
Appi raised value $530,000.

(433) Loir27 of Village Allotment
# 14 in the Eastern District con-
taining residence situated on
Denver Street off Parkgate Road
in the Ann's lbwn Constituency,
New Provideuce. Property size
2 500 sq ft Building size 990 sq ft
Appraised value $50 000

(304) Lot#2. Block#8, Steward
Rd, Coral Heights fast Sub-
division situated in Western
Disti ictol NewProvidence-approx
size 8,800 sq ft with a split level
containing 2 bed, 2 bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen
and utility room Approx size of
building 2,6B,8 so ft.
\ppi-aiscd valuI. $3'2,7:i2.

1902) Lot#14, Block#23 (125ft
x 80Ut) situated Rainbow Bay
Eleutheia containing a one
:;toreyv hose vitli 2 bed,
1 bath, kitchen, living room atnd
2 linen clinosts appraised value
SM9,9-t.

('102) .1ot of land 94 x 94 x 150)
\ '10. ott lu'celis tlighwavy UiSt
-,t).lli ol I iilmel o Poiln it llh 1


two storey stone itulding ton
training two apartmeinti, 1I aclh
unit has 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath,
kitchen, living room and 3
linen closets. Appraised valut'
$287,209.

(100) Developed pi operty
Pinders, long Island containing
a split level Meditel ra e;i n style
home with kitchen, living room,
dining room, imastei bed and
bali, Iwo guest i1ottis, ill l iind
halt guest bathrotiii on lower
level. Also garage and blieeze
way a gross area 4 212 sq It.
Kitchenette, niaste bedroom.
and bathi andfront ii;y n.t
features the uptpe Irvel gitss
area ot ,H t sq It I'oiiiues ,ill
arouuid the conicreic str ititell
which is 90)"'1 complete
Appraised vali. $(.00,ll0.

(400) Prope ty situated i C(ala-
bash Bav ol thie landd ol .-\und' i
i5 It x 1 )0 ft and cOluaining ther-
eon a small grocery store 480
sq ft and an inc.oniplee 3 bed
2 bath ho.ue 900 sq ft
Appraised value S6(i'.00-.

i702) Lot420 with risildcn-
tial propelitv located skyhlne
Heights. N.H Aopliised value
$280.000

(400) Lot #1 1 situated in the -et
dement of Love Hill on the Island
ofAndros totaling 20,000 sq ft.
Property contains a tw\v storey
5 bed, 3 bath residence.
Apprav ed it, Sh15,000)

(90.)) i,)t on.alinl g .; bed, 2
barn residence situated in the
seitleniciit f i.)fCo\venotrs I ar-
bour bounded itorthwmiu lly ii\ a
19 h toad and lunlillg rtheiiio
50 ft eastwa vllv and ttnimuing
thereof lOfts Lutlhval dlv and
a0 it Litil c, u dr,
-\ppnI ised ,0lK 'lll W o (' HI)
i1-l1t2) i ol i(R. O ,Is Ili ,iituilh d
1 'l" d \lh' "- i |lt I'.fll,,r l:,


Point with i t oIf nplen 11 ipl'hII
((tcoit Iret sitrlitiu' hell (I om -
2.529.6t sIq ft).
Appraised value $49.4 11.

(105) Lot containing two sito(ey
building, with 3 bed. 2 1/2 bIth
residence, and 30 It x 16 fl sitliuaied
Bailt'y'lo i). North I Bimini.
Appjlaisied value $2 (r5 lm.

(203) l.ot II situlted od ( lhe

heiig tie hllild lot .i .i wl ,ie
If ail toId ;dd rasi o1 I [loti r
otad with ai oIe lid l tduple,
nLsidenltial I)p nitisIs.
AIppt ,ii's d iln. i11\

t0/Ulj lu't l in lutkpo1it
in 'c ctiou 3 ol the Subllikl
sioni calledd and k lnown as -, .s
BRe r(e 1-sta1 8h siluaIted il
the I Istein I r-ti of' N'i-",
P'lovidence. I'lh peitv contl i!1'
a bi ed, 2 bhalt ifsidil, it
Appraised val.,i I HA

(90U- LoPl, Biock, oft
Section'A" of I-leuthera Islaid
Shores Subdivi-imi situta-Id
miles northeast of Haachei i i\.
Ljeuthera conitiitling t(-stdmiT .
Appraised value I BA.

(701) Lot of land bring t .l l
in Bluckl 10 on a plan of
allotment" laid out by\ Vill.te
Estates Limited and tiled in
the Dept of Land & Survevs
as #1 12 N.P and situated in
the 1 astern district of New
)\m entl i : !, ope, I[t OI l [ ,f
)o ietS ,t l 'iot )i itS ,i+ '
d 2) batl ii'h ii
,isiItnsed til 3A

I 6 i5) L t't10 Iti in ,oldeit i ,i s
Ls'iates #2 Sub sitl,an d ilI thli
(uttit wesrei g ii it ( 1 t of re
island of itul 'f I C 'l le, 111I
wiing a single toIe\I) pii\aiie
residei'ii'n t hfri i,.,i, i' 1 y Y
,mp'o it\ -i/e .n '. "OI -q ft i"]in
app))rox s/t 2.4(00 q It
\pp1i ,'W dl dit' I Ih \.


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VACANT PROPERTIES


(401)1 ot#17456. Bahama Sound
off Exunma #18, located approx
2.5 miles northwestwardly of
George Town, Exuma.
Appraised value $18.0010.

800) Vacalt' property located
Bahamia South. Block #16, lot
9A. Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Appraised value $52,000.

(565) Lot #5 located Eleuthera
Island Shores, Seaside Drive,
Section B, Block#15, Eleuthera.
9,691 sq ft. Appraised value
$2 1,805.

(902) Lot #46. Block #32,
Bahamia, Section IX, Freeport,
G rand Bahama. 90 ft wide along
Stratfoid Way and 150 ft along
Stratford Court Appraised value
$26,000

(565) vacantt Lot #9 (1,406.65 sq ft)
situated Il nManigo Lane Set tion1
"B" Block#15, Eleutherl Island


Shores on the island nIhi ,l leih,
Appraised value 52s.tijhi.

(9021 0.281 acre of vacant
land oiT Queen's I lighway inl
the settlement of Gov'ernor's
-Harb,'oIl" lthera AI \'pi i'-ed
value $-11,.520

(802) Vacant lot 22b. Block
#27 Cara\elle lBay Ireepoit.
Grand Bahama, consisting of
35,000 sqft. Appraised value
$150,000.

(802) Vacant lot #2,i Block #27
Caravelle Bay. Freeporti. GLaudd
Bahama. consisting of31.047 sq
ft Appraised value $S50,000

(701) thide eloped loil14).
Seafan I me,. L tcavan t each Subl
Giand Bahama, 18,,50 sq ft.
Appi raised value I'l'\.

(601) Vacant l.ota( l i instir tid
off Carmichael Rd, 5, 969 si ft.


\pprnisod vnlh'r no i Onln

(402) Lot#89, Block#87, Aberdeen
Dr. Bahamia West, Freeport. G.B.
Appraised value $5 l1,000.


a poItion I.t he Murph\ I ,, nI
Cio\v in\lhl ciint'i 2 situal ite i' n
Murphy Twiln bat o Bahai *'.
Appraised \;ilue .I tSi000 10)

(72) \ acant lot 7 0)93, )acoi ,itmia
Street, Pine\wod (,rdens Ne\\
l'ro\idence. P'ropeity size 5'.1000
st Ii Appiaisrd \ all'e Si0,, t00t

t724) \i'llant tot ,'A ofl'Sectio
2 ol the said subdivisionn known'
as "Whale Point Fstat's" in the
viciniitv o Boltoii I ta bour atd
i tending Ifro il hale ',int to
i otioltn ioliIe it Ilte Nol h. iIl tsc
lionll ot thIe Islatud toft 1 leii, ira
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ST Cecilia MP Cynthia
"Mother" Pratt held her annual
Back-to-School Jamboree on
Saturday, September 1, to pro-
vide much needed school sup-
plies for hundreds of school
children at the opening of the
new school year.
The Jamboree was held at
two different locations to
accommodate parents and chil-
dren throughout the con-
stituency. Distribution of sup-
plies were also conducted in
Garden Hills, Ridgeland Park
and the Grove. Hundreds of
children showed up to receive
the supplies for the opening of
school. There were also scores


of young men and boys waiting
patiently to get their hair cut by
two professional barbers who
were on site. Children and their
parents had an opportunity to
enjoy games and a free lunch.
"This Jamboree is something
that I look forward to every
year," said Mrs. Pratt, "This is
one way my hardworking team
and I get to demonstrate our
commitment to community liv-
ing in this great constituency of
St. Cecilia. The people of this
area have always been dear to
me. Supporting and giving to
them doesn't even require
thought, it's something that's
done instinctively. .
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start a back to school activity
of this kind. "1 did so in 1997
with the help of Missionary
Horton in St. Cecilia," she said.
"The idea was to assist persons,
especially single mothers, to get
their children prepared for
school. We wanted to take some
of the financial pressure off
them. We also used the Jam-
boree as an opportunity to
speak to parents about how
their children are performing in
school. As a result, we identify
children who are doing well and
those who are challenged.
"This year, the children who
performed well in school
received bicycles and comput-
ers. I thank Robert Carron who
received donations to supply
these items."
"For years I've used my dri-
veway and the front area of the
Mother Pratt Game room, as a


classroom in the afternoons for
students who may not be acad-
emically inclined. Local artists
have taught laminating and
we've also had Lady Darling
teach a few courses.
"Our tradition of helping
extends to adults too. My broth-
er helped to organize 14 to 15
week computer classes for sin-
gle mothers, some of whom
could barely read. Many often
returned to express their appre-
ciation after landing a 'good
job.'"
She said that it is important
for people to realize that it's not
where you live. but what lives
inside of you. "They can be any-
thing they set their minds to.
Whenever I demit office I
would like it said that Mother
Pratt helped. I've helped more
than I've unintentionally hurt, '
she said.


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* GUANGZHOU, China.

TOY inspectors set fire to
Elmo's bulging white eyes,
tugged on Dora the Explorer's
arms and scraped paint off a
Barbie play set tests they
called a routine part of efforts
to make sure Chinese products
are safe for American children,
according to Associated Press.
On the defensive after a
series of embarrassing recalls,
China's government invited for-
eign journalists to go on factory
visits Tuesday in hopes of
repairing the image of toy mak-
ers battered by global worries
about the "Made in China"
label.
No facilities tainted by recalls
were visited, and executives
wouldn't talk about troubles at
competitors, but officials por-
trayed the sites on the one-day
trip as fair representations of
the high standards that China
insists are followed by most of
its export manufacturers.
The tour in southern Guang-
dong province China's
biggest toy-making region -
came after Mattel Inc. removed
18.2 million Chinese-made
items from store shelves. The
dolls, cars and action figures
were contaminated with lead
paint or equipped with small,
powerful magnets that could
damage a child's organs if swal-
lowed.

Recalling
The Consumer Product Safe-
ty Commission, in cooperation
with Mattel Inc., announced
late Tuesday that it is recalling
more than 700,000 Chinese-
made toys that have excessive
amounts of lead paint.
Mattel's third major recall of
Chinese-made toys because of
lead paint in a a month covers
675,000 units of various Barbie
accessory toys, 90,000 units of
Geo Trax Locomotive Toys and
8,900 Big Big World 6-in-1 Bon-
go Band toys.
Toys have not been China's
only problem products in recent
months. Toxic chemicals have
been found in exports ranging
from toothpaste to pet food
ingredients.
China's leadership has
acknowledged that some of its
manufacturers cut corners and
used substandard materials. But
officials contend the problem
involves only a relatively small
portion of its factories and is
unfairly sullying the reputation
of the entire business.
"China's toy-making industry
is actually very good. It is not
messed up like the Americans
say it is," said Zhong Dechang,
a top inspection official in
Guangdong, which accounted
for 70 percent of China's toy
exports last year.
Tuesday's tour took journal-
ists to two huge factories, a
small plant and a government
inspection center.
At the testing center part
of a network of 60 labs in
Guangdong workers in white
coats and surgical masks
scraped paint off plastic pieces
from boxes labeled "Barbie hot
tub party bus," a Mattel toy.
The paint flecks were collected
on white paper then sent to an
in-house laboratory for chemi-
cal analysis.
"Some factories ask us to do
these tests for them. With oth-
ers, we force them to let us test
their products," said Zhong,
who works in the provincial
capital, Guangzhou, in a tall
new building with gray marble
pillars in the front and two large
stone lions at the entrance.
The toymakers visited
declined to discuss how com-
mon it is for companies to
ignore safety standards.
"This I don't know because I
am busy with my own business,"
said Lin Zhongjian, general
manager of Ball Star Toys Co.
Ltd., a drab four-story factory


with about 100 workers making
balls for soccer, football and
rugby.
Adam Segal, senior fellow for
China studies at the Council on
Foreign Relations, said rules set
by the central government on
monitoring product safety are
often ignored by local officials,
who are under more pressure
to promote economic growth
than to enforce such laws.
"The central government
can't inspect everything, and
local governments have an
incentive to promote as much
economic growth as possible,
no matter what the conse-
quences are. It's the main crite-
ria they're evaluated on," Segal
said.
Christopher Devereux, a
British businessman based in
Guangzhou not involved with
the tour, said there are plenty of
dubious manufacturers in Chi-
na. But he also said many fac-
tories turn out quality products
at low prices.
Devereux, managing director
of ChinaSavvy, which helps for-
eign companies find Chinese
factories to make plastic parts,
hardware and other products,
said it was important for the
outside companies to monitor
and inspect their Chinese sup-
pliers.
"I really don't have any sym-
pathy for Mattel," he said.
"There's no excuse to let so
much product go through with
lead in its paint. They should
be testing. It's not difficult.
There are hundreds of quality
control laboratories in China."
Telephone messages left at
Mattel's corporate offices in
California seeking comment
Tuesday were not immediately
returned.
The bigger Chinese factories
on the tour had their own test-
ing facilities.
At a sprawling plant in Dong-
guan, about an hour south of
Guangzhou, workers in a spot-
less laboratory inspected a vari-
ety of toys. One technician set
fire to the eyeball on an Elmo
doll and used a stopwatch to
time how long it burned.
Another pulled on the arm of a
Dora the Explorer doll to see
if it could hold up to rough play.
More than 5,000 people work
at the plant the Dong Guan
Da Lang Wealthwise Plastic
Factory, which makes 1 million


toys each week, director Patrick
Ma said.
"We believe the recalls are
isolated cases. It's not a serious
problem," Ma said, standing in
a showroom filled with Winnie
the Pooh, Sesame Street fig-
urines, and Hello Kitty and
Blue's Clues dolls. "We believe
it's a good sign for all manufac-
turers to think about it and
think twice."
Amid lush green banana
fields on the outskirts of
Guangzhou, one of the world's
biggest toymakers Jetta (Chi-
na) Industries, with 40,000
workers in six factories -
churns out Little Mermaids for
Disney, Spiderman figures for
Hasbro and rubber duck bath
toys for Fisher-Price.
On one huge shop floor, the
air was filled with the scent of
glue and fresh cardboard boxes
being packed with blue and
neon green "Planet Hero"
space shuttle toys for Fisher-
Price.

Mask
The plant has an inspection
center, where a worker in a sur-
gical mask sat at a computer
linked to chemical analysis
equipment testing paint. Anoth-
er woman's job was to stick a
plastic spoon in a baby doll's
mouth 10,000 times to test for
unsafe wear and tear.
Eddie Shum, senior manager
of Jetta's quality department,
said the company has a system
that prevents it from using con-
taminated paint. When paint
arrives from the.supplier, it's
quarantined until it can be test-
ed for lead by the plant's lab,
he said.
"If the paint is substandard,
we will send the whole lot back
to the vendor," he said.
At one toy factory that wasn't
on the tour, plant manager
Ming Tsung Lu echoed a belief
common among many manu-
facturers: The product recalls
have more to do with sloppy
management at Mattel than
with Chinese practices.
"We do our own product test-
ing here," said Lu, who works
for the Song Yih Group in
Guangzhou.
"You've got to do it, or else
you'll have big trouble, like
Mattel did."


A WORKER checks Spiderman dolls assembled at the production line of Dongguan Da Lang Wealth-
wise Plastic Factory in Dongguan, China Tuesday Sept. 4, 2007. Stung by global recalls, China opened
a toy-testing lab to foreign media Tuesday, showing off workers in white lab coats scraping paint off
plastic toys and twisting the legs and arms of action-figure dolls.


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deal, says all polluters must be part of solution


* SYDNEY, Australia
PRESIDENT Bush urged
Pacific Rim nations Wednes-
day to band together on tack-
ling global warming, saying all
major polluters must be part
of any solution. But finding
consensus among Asian lead-
ers at their annual summit has
proven elusive, according to
Associated Press.
Bush backed an Australian
proposal that Asia-Pacific
countries endorse a new, inclu-
sive approach to the divisive
challenge of climate change -
one that unlike the current
Kyoto Protocol would require
firmer action by China and
other developing countries.
"For there to be an effective
climate change policy, China
needs to be at the table," Bush
said at a news conference with
Australian Prime Minister
John Howard. Bush and
Howard issued a joint state-
ment that supported nuclear
energy, new technologies and
lots of dialogue to find a way
forward on global warming.
The climate change issue is
at the top of the agenda for
Bush, Howard and the leaders
of 19 other Asia-Pacific
economies gathering for an
annual summit, held this year
in Sydney's Opera House, far
behind a security cordon police
set up to ward off trouble.
Bush's message wasn't new
- he made the same point at a
Group of Eight summit in
June. His latest statement
comes as momentum builds
toward striking a new interna-
tional framework on global
warming. Bush has invited 12
countries and the European


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held on the issue in Indonesia
in December.
About 300 protesters, many
of them high school students
on a walkout to protest against
Bush, the Iraq war and
Howard's support for both,
staged an uneventful demon-
stration despite police threats
of arrests for truancy.
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group that includes rich and
poor countries has bedeviled
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ACROSS
1 Grab a car part(6)
7 Part of an instrument that makes you
look a bit (8)
8 Facts an attorney gets thanks
for (4)
10 Prepared to be a demure
little boy (6)
11 Bus terminus gangs requiring a
driver (6)
14 Copy out of the paper (3)
16 A card from jack with a hearty
note (5)
17 Fish in creels? (4)
19 Seek favour for food (5)
21 One gets a horse out for
her (5)
22 Caught, going quietly to the Central
Court (3,2)
23 During physical training, one gives a
gasp (4)
26 A replacement, perhaps, in the field
of sport? (5)
28 At the hotel, dad expresses
disgust! (3)
29 Dramatic remarks badly said at
certain points (6)
30 An occupant
(one under canvas?) (6)
31 A horse of spectacular
ability (4)
32 One who won't go ahead and support
you? (8)
33 Almost at the Nag's Head before
opening time (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Slack 6, Beach 9, Left out 10, S-tr-ay 11, Robin
12, Deign 13, Sensual 15, Des 17, True 18, Paris-h 19,
Bi-ke-r 20, Assert 22, Mete 24, Poe(-try) 25, B-rood-ed
26, Fi-N-al 27, Sa-gas 28, Densa 29, Centaur 30, Newer
31, (s-)Entry
DOWN: 2, Lather 3, C-L-au3e 4, Key 5, St.-eel 6, Burglar 7,
Elon 8, C-hives 12, Davil 13, Strap 14, Nurse 15,
-Dived 16, Shied 18, Pearl 19, Bruiser 21, S-olac-E 22, '
Modern 23, Teaser 25, Baste 26, Face 28,
Due


DOWN
1 The pair left in the car? (6)
2 Trudges over slopes with the troop
leader (6)
3 Needed to go out East with the boss (4)
4 An apparition that can show respect (7)
5 Put off being freed anew (5)
6 Just the tiniest bit stale, perhaps (5)
8 Laid face upward (4)
9 A supporter of golf (3)
12 A natural swimmer, this boy (3)
13 They can mean a certain amount of
work, chaps (5)
15 Pasta wheat, it seems, is partly
alcoholic! (5)
18 Maybe he lives? (5)
19 Not the nicest man in civic
administration (3)
20 Dissolute, but he can help raise one's
spirits (3)
21 Metal to mould for a mariner (7)
22 It shouldn't drop a brick (3)
23 Sort ol hat for the City? (6)
24 Ancient king who returned from the
Bahamas (4)
25 Irritable at having to do art work in
extremes of torpidily (6)
26 A very noisy day out can
be silly (5)
27 Female member of a string
quartet? (5)
28 Either of the whippersnapper twins
will gel by (3)
30 Volunteers to get the navy a possible
sailing area (4)


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Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Koran 6, Mouse 9, Monitor 10, Rivel 11, Dance
12, Civil 13, Meddled 15, Wet 17, Odes 18, Mulale 19,
Serum 20, Edited 22, Peri 24, Lol 25, Desired 26,
Fired 27, Satan 28, Gamut 29, Cabinet 30, Sewer 31,
Never
DOWN: 2, Opined 3, Amends 4, Not 5, Livid 6, Modicum 7,
Oral 8, Sachet 12, Ceded 13, Model 14, Debit 15,
Water 16, Tepid 18, Muted 19, Seminar 21,
Dlage 22, Pirate 23, Resume 25, Denim 26, Face 28,
Gen


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1 Burning (6)
7 Barren (8)
8 Scandinavian (4)
10 US state (6)
11 Deprived (6)
14 Darn (3)
16, Biblical figure (5)
17 Enquires (4)
1, Body
part (5)
21 Pick-me-up (5)
22 Devoured (5)
23 Units of length (4)
26 Mexican food (5)
28 Number (3)
29 Capers (Ii)
30 CoI)( (6)
31 ulrili ( ill ir sti ('0 )
32 Starvinql (8)
33 VWer (6)


T Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker


The Dark Side of the Picture


North dealer.
East-West vulnerable.
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The bidding:
North East South West
1 Pass 2 Pass
3+ Pass 3 NT Pass
4 V Pass 4 NT Pass
5 V Pass 6
Opening lead queen of spades.
One of the secrets of good dummy
play is not to take the easy hands for
granted. When you are declarer in
what seems to be a safe contract, you
should always stop and ask yourself:
"Is there anything that might jeop-
ardize the contract, and, if so, what
can I do about it?"
This type of thinking often makes


the difference between success and
failure. A "worrier" in bridge has a
huge advantage over a player who
assumes everything will be divided
normally. All too often the non-
worrier neglects to protect against
the unexpected.
Take this case where South is in
six hearts and West leads a spade.
Declarer ruffs in dummy and sees 13
easy tricks consisting of five hearts,
six diamonds, the spade ruff and a
club.
So he starts to draw trumps by
playing the A-K and discovers, to his
horror, that he can no longer make
the slam because the hearts are di-
vided 4-1. The best he can do now is
settle for down one.
But if South is a worrier, this
does not occur. He notes at trick one
that a 4-1 trump split poses a threat to
the contract, and starts to search for a
means of overcoming that division if
it exists.
This does not prove to be a diffi-
cult task. After ruffing the spade; he
leads a trump from dummy and
allows East's nine to hold the trick!
This .safety measure proves to be
effective against any return, and
South scores 12 easy tricks.
Sometimes it pays to worry.


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Solution tomorrow.

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DOWN
1 Type of wool (6)
2 Proverbs (6)
3 Paradise (4)
4 Argument (7)
5 Hell (5)
6 Relaxes (5)
8 Writing
table (4)
9 Currently (3)
12 Decay (3)
13 Barrier (5)
15 Tendon (5)
18 Small mammal (5)
19 Speck (3)
20 Trap (3)
21 Sampling (7)
22 Ago (3)
23 Last number (6)
24 Test (4)
25 Dozen (6)
26 Hussian rulers (5)
27 Iond (b)
28 MisCrable (3)
30 Unlidy slale (4)


Alexander Morozevich v Nigel
Short, Sarajevo 2007. Two
decades ago Short and London
grandmaster John Nunn
popularised the English Attack,
a direct and formidable system
arising from 1 e4 c5. Earlier still,
Britain's first grandmaster Tony
Miles was successful with the
English Defence, initiated by the
opening moves 1 e4 a6 2 d4 b5.
So it was quite natural that
Short, casting around this spring
for a way to broaden his
repertoire, should experiment
with the move 1 c4, long known
as the English Opening. After a
couple of successes in minor
events, the former title
challenger boldly decided to use
his new weapon against world
number four Morozevich in the
first round at Sarajevo. Alas, the
interesting experiment
boomeranged as the Russian
gained control of key central
squares with his knights. Moro


Tribune

Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK


THURSDAY,

SEPT 6

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You want more control in your life,
and you will be ready to take steps in
that direction this week, Aries.
However, you may have to tem-
porarily put your plans on hold.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
As you go about your daily routine
this week, Taurus, your mind will
wander toward hopes of a vaca-
tion. Make the dream a reality, and
plan a getaway.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Being sensitive to others is key this
week, Gemini. You will be tuned
into others' behavior and, if you pay
attention, you can help someone
who needs it.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
It's important to discuss your
finances with your spouse or other
loved ones, Cancer. They can pro-
vide a fresh perspective on your bud-
get and spending arrangements.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A conversation between you and a
supervisor could put you in an
advantageous situation, Leo. You
can certainly build a rapport with
VIPs in your company.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Even though you've been focusing a
lot of energy on work lately, Virgo,
your heart is pushing you toward
matters of the family. Now's the time
to seek out a special someone.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You will be inspired to follow new cre-
ative paths, Libra, even though this
usually isn't your cup of tea. However,
it'll have to wait until after work,
because things are certainly busy there.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You will be on the mark when you're
needed to give a speech this week,
Scorpio. People will be ready to listen ]
to your point of view. But, a loved
one misunderstands your remarks.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Get practical and discuss matters of
mutual interest with your partner,
Sagittarius. This individual shouldn't
be in the dark, especially about mat-
ters of a financial nature.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
This will be a businesslike week for
you, Capricorn. There's not much time
for fun and frolic. You will be highly i
motivated to get all your work done by
the week's end.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You're ready to change scenery,
Aquarius. Start scoping out new
home locations and make a list of
what features you desire in a new
residence. It'll help you greatly.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
A health concern will turn out to be-a
minor blip on the radar. Don't over-
stress because you'll get through it
with flying colors.


.1 b c 1 I g h
is the supreme exponent of knight
play and his horses ran rings round
Short's anaemic bishop. A powerful
sacrifice of rook for knight and
pawn increased Black's advantage,
and in today's diagram White is
clinging on, hoping for the trap
1...dxe3? 2 Rxe3! followed by 3
Qxd3 and White has overcome his
difficulties. Moro had a better plan.
How does Black win quickly?
LEONARD GARDEN


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* Great Guana Cay developer spending 'an average of $7-$8m' per month

on project, and says 90 per cent of that spend impacting Bahamians


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

firms and individuals
have benefited eco-
nomicallv since 2005
from the Baker's Bay Golf &
Ocean Club development on
Great Guana Cay, project
executives yesterday telling
The Tribune that they had paid
$25 million worth of invoices to
those entities and made "a
pretty significant" impact on
the economy.
Dr Livingstone Marshall,
Baker's Bay's senior vice-pres-
ident of environmental and
community affairs, said he had
just received a seven-page


report on the Bahamian com-
panies and individuals who had
submitted invoices for work
done on the project, showing
"the financial impact is quite
diverse and quite spread out
across the country".
Dr Marshall said the report
listed about 50 firms and indi-
viduals per page, meaning
about 350 in total had benefit-
ed. with Baker's Bay having
paid out up till last month
some $25 million for invoices
submitted by the likes of attor-
neys, engineers, surveyors and
independent businesses.
Steve Adelson, a partner in
the Baker's Bay developer,
San Francisco-based Discov-
ery Land Company, told The


Tribune: "We're spending an
average of $7-$8 million a
month on the project, and 90
per cent of that has a direct
impact, not only on Guana Cay
but the Abacos and the
Bahamas as a whole.
"We've started closing our
lots [sales]. The stamp tax rev-
enues that will be paid into
government coffers is substan-
tial."
Meanwhile, Dr Marshall said
the number of Bahamian com-
panies set to benefit from the
Baker's Bay project was set to
increase over time, and would
extend well beyond the 350
firms impacted to date
"I think that is a very signif-
icant number," Dr Marshall


said of Baker's Bay's impact
to date. "We're talking about a
project that has gone into a
new area and opened up a
number of opportunities for
individuals. We regard that as
pretty significant.
"The financial impact is
quite diverse and quite spread
out across the country,
although of course it is con-
centrated in places like Abaco,
Nassau and Freeport."
Dr Marshall said the total
investment in construction of
the project's Marina Village
facilities, including the mari-
na, a retail shopping centre and
condo-style homes that would
be put back into a hotel rental
pool, was likely to be in the


range of $300-$400 million, giv-
en Discovery Land Company's
track record and emphasis on
creating luxury, upscale com-
munities.
He added that once the pro-
ject's real estate component
swung into full gear, "signifi-
cant monies will be paid into
the Public Treasury", an eco-
nomic impact assessment hav-
ing shown this was likely to
amount to $540 million over a
10-year period.
Dr Marshall said that at the
end of June 2007, Baker's Bay
itself was employing around
140-145 people, "the vast
majority of those" being
Bahamians. Around 24 were
non-Bahamians, with some 12


US expatriates working on
Great Guana Cay, and anoth-
er 12 staffing the company's
Palm Beach office.
Some 60-75 personnel from
contractors were also working
on the island at that time, a
number Dr Marshall said was
set to increase once purchasers
of Baker's Bay's real estate
began home construction.
The main Bahamian con-
struction companies working
on the Baker's Bay project
were Bahamas Marine.
Bahamas Hot Mix and Big
Cat, while Woslee Dominioni
was working on the homin'

SEE page 4


Government seeks


more marina policy


. _O consultations


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Cabinet is still awaiting
further consultations on the
Government's proposed Mari-
na Policy before it can make
a final decision on what will
be included in the document.
Senator Dion Foulkes, min-
ister of maritime affairs and
labour, said yesterday that con-
sultations with the various
industry stakeholders were
ongoing and their findings
have not yet been released to
Cabinet.
"We want to ensure that all
the parties and organizations
have an opportunity to voice
their concerns and opinions
before we make a decision,"
Mr Foulkes said.
The policy first arose under
the former PLP administration,
which felt the Bahamas was
earning a very small portion


of the "potential economic
benefits accruing from the
expanding Bahamian marina
and boating industry".
As a result, the marina poli-
cy suggested a number of taxes
and fees that could be levied to

SEE page 2


'Fertile imagination'


hatched the GBPA


takeover strategy


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A "FERTILE imagination"
hatched a plan to takeover
control of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) and
its Port Group Ltd affiliate in
late 2006, Supreme Court Jus-
tice Anita Allen said in her
verdict on the ownership dis-
pute, finding there was "no evi-
dence" to support Sir Jack
Hayward's claim he owned 75
per cent of both companies.
In her written ruling, which.
declared that the late Edward
St George and now his estate
owns 50 per cent 50 per cent of
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd through ownership of
1,735,143 shares in Interconti-
nental Diversified Corporation
(IDC), their holding vehicle.
Justice Allen did not identify
Sthe conspirators who a llempl-
,/?Qrxd to take over the G(BPA,
a' ltRough there will be little
Doubt as to who she is refer-
ring.


'No evidence' to
back Sir Jack's 75 per
cent claim, with 'too
much water under
the bridge, too long
a paper trail' for it to
succeed

Justice Allen found: "1 am
convinced that the plan to take
over control of the GBPA and
Port (G;roup Ltd was hatched
in someone's fertile imagina-
tion in late 2006. Alas, howev-
er, there was too much water
under tlie bridge, too long a
paper trail and too many per-
sons with intimate knowledge
of the relationship Ibetween
Sir Jack] and Mr St George for
the plan to be successful.
"The figures don't add up,
they don't support a 75 per


SEE page 16


Albany Phase 1 construction to cost $66. 11 :


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CONSTRUCTION on the Albany Golf
&_Beach.Llub's first phase is estimated
to cost $66.11 million, the project's Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
reveals, with a warning that the develop-
ment's marina would see an increase in
costs "by millions of dollars" if it was
unable to use concrete floating docks.
The EIA, a copy of which has been seen
by The Tribune, said the greatest costs
for the project's first phase would be
incurred by the golf course and infra-
structure. The former's costs were peggeJd
at $14.5 million, with Albany's own roads,
parks, ponds and lot servicing costing
another $13.17 million.
The EIA, which said Albany's poten-
tial benefits to the Bahamas "far outweigh


Marina costs would rise 'by millions of dollars' and be unc r. o i:, i .
with Florida if certain materials, techniques not used


the impacts", with the owners having tak-
en every precaution to minimise the envi-
ronmental impact, said further costs in
the construction first phase would include:
$3.2 million for modifying Albany
House
$3.5 million for the clubhouse square
$8.7 million for the marina
$3.6 million for a perimeter wall and
security equipment
$2.9 million on entry gates
$5 million for a water park and adult
lap pool
When it came to the 565-acre Albany
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largest area, some 215 acres or 37.5 ptr
cent. with the residential real estate com-
ponent accounting for another 37 per cinc
ot 211.9 acres.
The marina will account for 16.3' acres.
with the equestrian centre taking up 7..3
acres or 13.3 per cent of the available Lbnd.
and conservation areas accounting ;ii 35.5
acres.
On the marina front, the EIA warned
that if the Albany developers w'erec unable

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However, he pointed out that
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including the second half of the
Sheraton resort, the Seaside
Buffet restaurant, all the suites
in the Crystal Palace, and two
other rooms in the Wyndham.
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the occupancy percentages are
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Government seeks


more marina policy


consultations


FROM page 1

ensure the Government
derived a greater share of the
marina industry's benefits via
tax revenues.
The Government said the
marina industry was generating
$25 million in total revenues
per annum and 38,875 room
nights per annum.
However, the Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA) sug-
gested that perhaps more
research needed to be done to
determine the sector's overall


impact.
The BHA position paper on
the matter statedithat prof-
itable standalone Bahamas
marinas were the exception
rather than the rule.
Profits
BHA said most marinas only
generated operating profits as
part of larger tourism devel-
opments. particularly as con-
struction and operational costs
were as much as 100 per cent
above those faced by rival'
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* By CARA BRENNEN-
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ing-oflf period is to see if the
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will be his decision whether to
approve the strike vote. This
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FROM page 1

building.
"It's a very Bahamian dom-
inated project," Dr Marshall
added, pointing out that many
more smaller Bahamian con-
tractors were working on vari-
ous projects at Baker's Bay.
Controversy has surround-
ed the Baker's Bay project
since it was first approved by
the then-Christie administra-
tion, with the Save Guana Cay
Reef Association challenging
the validity of the Heads of
Agreement and seeking to
overturn them via a Judicial
Review case in the Bahamian
courts.
Both sides are now awaiting


the Court of Appeal's ruling
on the substantive issues raised
by the case, but in the mean-
time Baker's Bay has been
pushing ahead with its devel-
opment and construction plans.
Mr Adelson said Discovery
Land Company "couldn't be
more pleased" with the
progress made at Baker's Bay,
with the marina "well under
construction" and the golf
course also being worked on.
"We have met or exceeded
every guideline, legal and
moral obligation to the island
and ourselves," Mr Adelson
said. "Once we got restarted
[after the Association success-
fully applied for the courts to
stay construction work], we are
at or ahead of schedule on all


our major infrastructure the
marina and golf course."
He added that no members
of the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association had come to "see
the project first hand" or go
through the development plans
with Baker's Bay executives,
which would have allowed
them to see the project was
"not only meeting but exceed-
ing" the standards and guide-
lines set out in the Environ-
mental Impact Assessment
(EIA) and Environmental
Management Plan (EMP).
"It's disappointing, because
we're doing great things there
and creating a model for sus-
tainable development in an
environmentally sustainable
area," Mr Adelson said.
He added that even the
Association's own environ-
mental expert, Dr Michael
Risk, had acknowledged that
if Discovery Land Company
executed the EIA properly the
project would be successful,
and the standards set by the
Bahamas Environment, Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission were being
exceeded.
Dr Marshall said Discovery
Land Company felt "very con-
fident" about the outcome of
the Court of Appeal case, as
the company had complied
with all that had been asked
of them.





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rowers with weak credit will
reset at higher rates and some-
times dramatically higher
monthly payments by the end
of next year.
As of June, 17.5 per cent of
subprime loans given to bor-
rowers with weak credit
nationwide were either 60 or
more days delinquent or in
foreclosure more than double
the last year's rate, according
to FirstAmerican, a research
firm that tracks loans that
aren't backed by Fannie Mae
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home purchases, particularly
in expensive areas.
The National Association of
Realtors said its seasonally
adjusted index of pending
home sales for July fell 16.1
per cent from a year ago and
12.2 per cent from the prior
month.
'July's reading of 89.9 was the
second-lowest ever for the
index and its lowest since Sep-
tember 2001, when the econo-
my was jolted by the terrorist
attacks.
"Numbers like this should
put to rest the belief that we've
reached the bottom" in the
housing market, said Joel
Naroff, chief economist for
Commerce Bancorp Inc.
"There's still a lot of pain that's
ahead of us."
The index is designed to pre-
dict sales levels over the fol-
lowing two months. A reading
of 100 is equal to the average
level of pending sales activity
in 2001, when the index began.
Lawrence Yun, the Realtors
trade group's senior economist,
called the problems "tempo-
rary," and related to jumbo
home loans above $417,000
that can't be packaged into
securities sold to investors by
government-sponsored mort-
gage giants Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac.
Some home purchases aren't
closing because mortgage loans
have been "falling through at
the last moment," Yun said in
a statement.
The real estate trade group
found the biggest year-over-
year pending sales declines in
western states, which dropped
21.8 per cent.
The smallest drop was in the
Northeast, which declined 10
per cent.
With defaults rising among
borrowers with weak credit,
lenders have backed off from
all but the safest mortgages.
and many lenders making jum-
bo loans have demanded that
borrowers pay higher rates.
Democratic lawmakers -
and the Realtors' association
- have called for Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac to be allowed
to purchase loans above the
current limit in high-cost areas
along the East and West
coasts.
So far the Bush administra-
tion has rejected calls to raise
this limit, as well as limits on
the amount of mortgages and
mortgage-backed securities
that Fannie and Freddie can
hold on their books.
Bush on Friday announced
his administration's first
attempt to help borrowers in
danger of foreclosure.
He detailed plans to help
about 80,000 additional bor-
rowers by using the Federal
Housing Administration, an
agency that backs loans for
low-income borrowers, to
insure more loans.
Investors around the world
have been spooked by the
United States mortgage mar-
ket's problems, amid uncer-
tainty about how much they
will grow.


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PAGE 6B. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY


LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $25800o uO
The subn- & YpoIpert.
SlCcon-stitla 9 t 8 4100
square feet ,
developed nW I

feet ot flort a0ea 01
the ground luor a d
porch area ot 43/
square teet audo
second tlo r a oi or
S735 squaL'e tteet The
Sbuildinq is ut souncid
COnstrutr. tioIn aod
compezlrt Io Its
entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one batn, a km.irtietl,
dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedroomu.s, one
bath, living and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier, turn left onto first paved
road opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with
chain linked fence.


Appraisal: $300'00.00


All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 square feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, situate in the Westein Uistrict ot
New Providence. The property is Irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor's Cay on the Southern Side of the road.


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Appraisal: $837,000.00
All that lot of laid havinry an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 1 7 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District
on the island of New
Providence.
Located on the subject
property is a newly
constructed single story
structure comprising 6,OUU


feet of living space with a three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the roid.

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LOT #17


Appraisal: $448,000.00


A 10,000 sq. ft. property
comprising four bedrooms, three
and a half bathrooms, living and
dining area, family area, kitchen,
Utility room and carport.
Directions: From Dolphin Drive turn
onto Stanford Drive make the tnst nrig,
then the first left. Subject is 414 feet
ltli d' west and on the north side ut the
street, house #17.


LOT 188 St U I AdE EAST
FRE EPOFR GRAND BAHAMA


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Appraisal: $140,000.00
The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
teet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
" front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
1 fireplace and chimney, a
alilling area, a full service


kltrinen, a (a.anVy room witn adjoliuiig laundry and storage r
hcdint. y wltr er.i ..t luster- a hallvw.r odthroum Three auxiliary be
witr .losets ana o master bedro... wIitn walk-in closet and
bathruoom

LOT 52, BLOCK 16
MOOR DRIVE & MOOR 4 LOSE, CLEARWATER COVE
LINCOLN GREEN UNIT b SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $27,0


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The subject property covers approximately fourteen thousand
eight hundred and eighty-three square feet (14,883) and is single
family zoned.

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piet e puir el and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,
Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2,
Greening Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot
contains 20,580 sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.

DERBY
UNII 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPOR I, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision, The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level
ground and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft.
and is in a single family residential area.

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ABACO


Appraisal: $108,000.00


PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.


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The property is 89 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape.
The land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above
.'road level and
approximately 25 ft above
S sea level. Located on this
property is a twenty-year-
Sold three bedroom, two
bathroom, living, dining,
house. The structure requires much


EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
The subject property is located
t on Kingway Road and is
S developed with an area of
20,000 square feet. Situated
thereon is a residence
i.,., 'comprised of 3,645 square feet
of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2


j. ,!i baths, with laundry and utility
]L: !, spaces and a two bedroom one
FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal $/13000 00 bath guest cottage of 600
'l1',I; "'square feet. The property is
._ fenced with white picket
A W I feiscing and has a Gazebo at the hignest portion of the property.

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.. EXUMA Appraisal: $20,000.00
,i All that piece, parcel or lots 12571 and 12572, Bahama Sound of Exuma
10, total aiea or 20,000 square feet. Bahama Sound is a sudivision
Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroomni -tuate at the southwestern portion of the Forest Estate between the
Lot 4, Block GN Edward Birch Curt, Bahamian settlements of Southside and Richmovo Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

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4 .4- L 3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas
o -19 Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A
= concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the
V interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00


Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and
Known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on'the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is
abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed
Living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper
f level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq: ft., being lot 12. of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's Heights, situated in the
Southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms, I-bathroom. living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The land is on a
grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are
li, .. fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the
back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which is Wimpole
St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue,, traveling south on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the
right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase II, the said Subdivision situated
in the Western District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
S I l .consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining
S< rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway,
walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and
painted all white.




Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot B, Wilson Street, Roqk Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district
of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead
end. The property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.


Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little
Exuma Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00


Nassau Village Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area 6f approximately 5,000 sq ft, being Lot No. 11 & 12 of the subdivision known as Nassau Village Subdivision, situated in the Eastern District of New Providence Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi-family/single family. This property is comprised of foundation for a duplex building consisting of approximately 1,985 sq. ft. of enclosed living space. The floors are poured,
electrical & plumbing roughing is in place.
Appraisal: $70,212.50.00
Travel east on Charles Saunders Highway, pass Arawak Homes Development on the left side of the Highway, take second corner left, make a right turn go all the way almost to the end of the road. The
Property is on the Right By 'Fish For Sale' sign with boat in the yard.

LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one
of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B
and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said
Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately
50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly
the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft;
eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now
of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128
hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately
44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.


APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about
two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly
by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and
running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography
of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


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PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBEH 6, 2007


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/00705

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT
parcel of land totaling 22,504 square feet
situate on the Western side of Fowler Street
and 91.27 feet North of Shirley Street on
the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles
Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of ihe Petition ol Louise
Maynard Maycock

NOTICE

THE PETITION OF LOUISE MAYNARD
MAYCOCK in respect of:

ALL THAT parcel ofland totaling 22,504
square feet situate on the Western sale of
Fowler Street and 91.27 feet North of
Shirley Street on the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Louise Maynard Maycock claims to be the owner
in fee simple in possession of the parcel of land
as set out above and has made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959 to have her title to the said parcel
of land investigated and the nature and extend
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provisions of the said Act. Copies of the
Petition and Plan of the said panel of land may
be inspected during normal office hours in the
following places:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East
: Street in the City of Nassau, Bahamas: and

2. Lexane Chambers, Chilcott Manor, #9
Brooklyn Road, off Village Road. Nassau.
Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having
dower or right to dower or ai '\d', rse t IC. r
claim not recognized in the t'tittn iii shai; )n .,l
before the 8th day of October A.D., 2007 file in
the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a Statement of his or her claim
in the prescribed form verified by an affidavit to
be filed therewith.

Failure of any such persons to file and serve a
Statement of his or her Claim on or before the
8th day of October A.D., 2007 will operate as
bar to such claim.

LEXANE CHAMBERS
Chilcott Manor
#9 Brooklyn Road
Off Village Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Petitioner


FROM page 1

to use Cromated Copper
Arsonate (CCA) to treat the
wood fend-off piles between
the boat slips, and had to use
composite piling, this would
add "hundreds of thousands of
dollars" t tthe costs
The EIA added: 'II flohaing
(locks were Inu t usetu th o:slt
of the marina would i .lCase
by millions ol dollars. Foti Ill
1Ihhalmas in p nt' iili the cost
ofl' sing non t I '\ jpiliin- and
framing could 1I u le tliC cost
of building nii .as in tihe
country. as 1n i re .cc to com-
parable mnainias in lhIr ida.'"
The documlniLt added that


CCA-treated pilings riod vood
were still allowed by ii: iloi-
da Department of Lnviron-
mental Protection and US
Envrionmental Protection
Agency (EPA), provided they
were wrapped in PVC to
ensure chemicals did not leach
into lle water.
T'he about--90 mai inia slips
wvill he able to serve -' yilchls
tIp 1 t -140 fleel in IIl ii iiI
the EIA said thie j. 'iI.),,I,
hlad iomtiilted Io toltaiiiig
Illue I;lag cyrtificair for ihe
111;'11llla.
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the Bahanai:-i economy,'c gross
domestic product (GDP) over
a 12-year period and provide
$188 million in extra taxes,
largely through customs/import
duties and stamp tax generated
from initial land sales.
By 2017, the study said
Albany would produce $26
million annually for Bahami-
-in ( iUP and provide 49'.L per
ilauent jobs loi Bahaiians al
full ot|clatiuii after i2 years.
I' oma taxes ll1111 construction
and operation,. over -i ..yeai'
period, were forecasil 1 ;u totall
$318 million.
The EIA added "The
Albany p, .iject will cn-atc hun-
dreds ol 'Alw Iobh and will sig-
nifican. id t-i he Jconomy
ol' New I '' ,' :,d..;ce l'l;:h nd and
to the Ic i-inas as a whole.
The cel'ii, il s associated with
the proli -n. namely Tiger
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recognition to all of the
Bahamas as Albany is pro-
moted.
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beyond the borders of the pro-
ject. There is a noted shortage
of mega yacht slips in Florida
*and in the Bahamas, which the
marina will address, attracting
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ilinportant visILoiS. somint .,i
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GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Invitation for Tenders
The Government of the Bahamas is inviting tenders for
the acquisition of the following vehicles for the New
Providence Sanitary Landfill.

(10) PACKER (ARBA(,E TRUCKS
Interested parties ma\ obtain further inlorilation.
including cl:libility to participate and iHiYi collect tht
hlbtlllliL n it t in .Il i t5 I ,id :, ,, .ill n i ,,, *
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Farrington Road
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone No- (242) 312 8037 Facsimile No: (24")
., 2-Si "8

Iletw\een the hours of 90am)ianti>d 5.nO)pi. Monldav to
1 ida\
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to the Department of Environmental Health Services
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The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O..Box N-3017
Nassau, N P.,
The Bahamas

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007, PAGE 11B


US gives up the data mining





plan amid privacy concerns


0 By MICHAEL J SNIFFEN
Associated Press Writei

WASHING I'ON (AP)
I he Homeland SeCUi u \
iDepartmetll has given up (on
one of its broadest anti-teroi
isiu data-mining tools after
investigators found it was test-
ed with information about icial
people without the required
privacy safeguards.
Known as ADVISE and
begun in 2003. the Analysis.
Dissemination. Visualization
Insight and Seniailic Enlhance
nent program was developed
by the department and the
Iawrence Livermore aind
Pacific Northwest national lab
olatories for use by many DtlH
components, including immii-
giation. customs. border pro
section. biological defense and
its intelligence office.
l'esting of the program had
been quietly suspended ini
March after questions arose
over its compliance with pri-
vacy rules. Since then two
internal Homeland Security
reports found that tests had


tiscl d hl \ data I l ot i I Ii Lu t ,aI 1.
sl. islt'i i ui iii iade uS Ci i
IlM one lo w\%, \cars w\\itlhulI
[l i me'i |'n l \ ,+iat_ l uc' i| l m'l lln
O\lCll t Ill e I cllso llll ll l 11111
dLJ Ui| l n> ll II naIl sls l und [ 11
s"\stlni unle con0mUing to useC
Il IcSlIons ito qutlestions
itiill I lhc A\ssoated Pc ess
I)HSN 'pokcsman RULIS knotkLe
said Wecdniisd\ thlie Iprole't-
\\as heinlg dchopped entire\
"-\DVISI- is no1t expected
to be restarted.' Knocke said
l IS Sicience and 'Iechlllogfoe
diircCtidte deLlci mined llthat
iice\ co)iiiniic ial puI duI ct.s nlP\\
offel similar functionality while1
cLosing i gL il 11an1y1l' less I0t
maillalin Ihll in Al)V IS[ .
I aricli the dci iartm ntllci hlad
said that testing would d resume
once the apptloprliatc privacy
analyses aitd Ipublic notices
\vwer ctomipleted
So fl'ii. AI)\\ ISl1 hias cost
$42 million and was one ol thec
Imost, i t Inll til s ol 12 data 1111
ing pio ects in tihe agencev
A I)HIS research official said
in 2004 that it w\\as to be calpa
bli ot ingcsting one billion


I cIcL's p)Cl' h ti oll sOl ucuL ILCt uI
ilnll'lllatoni such as databases
ol c igo shippers, and one mil-
lion pieces pec hour of unstruc-
lul ccd text sucLh as govel intent
iItllelgelnc ieipoirts.
I he syslten was supposed to
dentilfy links between particu-
lar pieces of information in this
sea of data that could other
i\ isc go unnoticed. And it
wouldd display the results in
graphic form- charts showing
relationships and links.
A ilpol b ( Congress' Gov-
c, nmeti Accounutahbilit' O()lic
Itiltioticd itsl MachI thal ihL
PI ogiam should complete pri-
\,Ic 11aI\'lse's and Inolif'y he
pihtliit o1 liot\\ individuals' data
\voiild l he vciified, used and
protected before ADVISE was
implemented. "Like other
data-ninnig applications, the
AlDV 1S tool could misiden-
lifv o ci elionously associate
an individual with undesirable
activity\ such as fraud crime or
terrorism." the GAO warned.
Then in separate reports
released without fanfare in July
and August the department's


i *si. i .iOl gch it aind its pri-
vac5 office c,.l luactd that
between 2004 and 2007, three
pilot tests of ADVISE used
personally identifiahki infor
mation without fisI :omplet.
ing required privacy impact
analyses. The DHS privacy
office concluded the tests "cre-
atec unnecessary privacy
risks This is the second such
error at DHS. The Secure
Flight program to screen
domestic air travelers was
barred flom implementation
by ( ongiss alftcr it was
leanicd thti it acquiied live
data lot teslitg iathel than
using II<1ta u1 daia. 'I hat pro-
gram howcvc is going into
testing this lall having issued
the required privacy impact
assessment and dropping the
use of commercial data, such as
people's credit card histories.
"Data analysis programs
hold real promise for protect-
ing America, but they need to
be tested using dummy data
before being used on real
data," said James Dempsey,
policy director for the Center


for Denoctacy and lechnol-
ogy, a civil liberties group.
"Why this mistake keeps get-
ting made over and over again,
I don't understand."
Among the data sets the pri-
vacy office found had been
plugged into various ADVISE
pilot projects were:
-The no-fly list of people
barred from domestic air trav-
el and the list of people who
require special inspections
before flying.
--More than 3 6 million
shipping recoIds from a com-
meicial data provider with
names of cargo shippers and
consignees.
-Terrorist Screening Cen-
ter lists of people who attempt-
ed to cross the U.S.-Canadian
border at a port-of-entry.
-Classified intelligence
reports about groups and indi-
viduals involved in illicit traffic
in weapons of mass effect.
Lists of foreign exchange
students, immigrants under
investigation, and people from
special interest countries who
must register with DHS whedl


entering or leaving this couin
try.
-Lists of people wiho aie
thought to have overstayed
visas.
Although Knockc said
ADVISE "was never used ill
an operational e nviron imen Il
and DHS had assured ('oi-
gress in 2006 the system w;as
not operational, the inspector
general found that "oil at least;
one occasion, the dala was
used to produce classified inltl-
ligencc information."
At Lawrence l.iveirmnrc,
analyst used the pilot system
"to uncover previously
unknown connectlionsi hetwel.'l
organized crime and tcinir-
ism,"-the IG found in a J.ul
report quietly made public last
month. The privacy office con-
cluded that although required
privacy analyses were ignored,
the Privacy Act itself was not
technically violated because
the live data used were cov-
ered by privacy notices issued
earlier for other programs that
originally gathered the inform'
mation.


ABACO\lAIj ,T'IS

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im pacted lairgi llin the pnol t yeat Il :ildlt.. lllt the i.,l L- .111 \i pi't unit itl dui d 1\I Ih ll .i- IS
m1ontlis to ini e 11111111i ilnc' l r i v\'toI \ I" n11 Ii.llll. i 1111 11t, il IIIl['I t'd II -Ul

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com pleted its -sshrinking Io iro\\ l.i;c I ii.i. 1 11 .' 11I l Illu di\ IIItiii cll pi -I c \\< hIli\ l io\i d onI
to the Dnext phase: tllat oT r iebuildi ,' .ui t i .uii i11. .1 p I. tll l II Ihl l( kI t II .\\ i .11i, m iini d
lo tls on IluInproi' Illy. Il lh I.U 1 Lii 1 i 1 it It 1t 1, 'i .. I i i f Jmi i .n1 .il hl 1 i t l 0110it m llt
quality to improved serve till \ i t cni w.-I I -.d '- .imdl i n I tdIiii i I, ,ll.li-. \\ c .r t.1i khu, lhli \\ \ ith
m iore taggressiv.le aind lstru i c i" bu\tiyii .itl t i lh'I i" ll [.i i' t. ill "itl lt il u i1l.ltId ,tl ili- ot dtIlli tk' liol
oud im proved et'tcienlicicn lhi iiui'll ni :ill I i i 1 i- -iup'. lit . t hli\ci
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dunnr i, th e quartoi t .( I Ii It Ill- ] I n I I.t" lhI I..u. .i ,
custom ers i expernleit.c- lvionlt \ l i l ItI il .tiihI[ L I'l 1,1 ki.'ll .\l l ii, ulih. i tlull lub nitl' I .u d .t
new Domiliio's loc:ilo li ui -o ctilhi\vl. tin \ I.t-. ,i :in .[ll i t, 1.r el} p",..-\ tin .\i- 1. I' b ildl -olhd
platform t tol pro\\l th 1,i ,-11 ll" tI, Ill , 1,m .a i -, ,,, ,,u 1, i -n t-- i \\ t h
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annual ones anlld developing' l >lqu it\ 1 1r Illi ', ii111' n1\

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count on. In prep rition lor illTi l :\\ 1 1\ -I iv ih..i t In hIi. 1 .1-..', \\ I c \ i 3 i, I[.dlllionall\
the weakest qtalrler to r t 111our ioiI. \\l .in I I t\ it 't].I'i 0m11 -' o' iI t'.loII (' a s\c'' fll]l
Christinas sealsonl. It is an :i exciting, .midi i 111111 '.i n \ I ,I \ I l.\i\'r lot "\ \l.uo ketIs w\\hI'le \v
have moved from crisis m ii:.Lpeni llw i1 il r1 liidi n", l..ti lli ltil ui t I 1 ioise( \\x' renli.li Iocused onll
our operations and mill nI IIIIIIn'Ti l l, ti'u c 1On illlei ) ,''.u -- .1 I i is Ill" lo 'IC-- .111(d ti'he l :Idil
im proving results. delivered iW a o1111illl d I m .il. 111il .11 mi l'11. lio illnn oulr t. ,111iI:tiny t llu r11 r
stronger and more prollitibl or t hor lw encll b .1 .*l -h.i] hl.'l, l < umplor, ;nd ,i- .icmiders.


R. Craig Symonette
August 31. 200-1


ABACO MIARKI' IS LMI1 ED
CO( NSOI IDA I ) 11.t l AIA NC. ,( SlI ;:l


(Expressed in BallainI I ui iaII 1O(i) ui In:idiln L I


.Ilt\ I
]u(ni


.IanIuary 3 1
2llO/


Assets


Liabilities


Shareholders' equity


S17,441 ) (21. i2 )


5 8.8 2 / .(()(


CONSOI.IA I T;I) StI A I lM'IN I O(I OPI'ERA' I ONS


(B$)000) (unatIdited)


+ I L I Il s i d i
till\ 1. 2(i)/


Sales
Cost of sales
Gross profit
Selling. g general anld adiiiiinsi l;i[iim n cxpi -, ,
O(lier intcomeic
Net operating protlit/I loss)

Pre-oplniing costs (notl 4!
Interest expense
l)ividellds oit plcleicicc sl Iires
Net prolll'or loss) lii ollii colilli iliL' upI l .ilii.o ,


8 2 1.Q44 19.445
i 1.241) ( 14.201t)
is 5..24S

Ii) I .0',

801 1351

1.1 i 1
4 ) I 110)

i It to6 /1


Ncl profile/ loss) lroll discoitilci l l


Net profil/doss) lor tlic period 10 ((97.3)


,stiStM) I daiLdLlild)


Sales
Cost of sales


Gross profit
Selling. genulal .lid administration expenses
itlhC it iolllt
Net opcr.atilin pllolit

(iin oni dispoas.ll of investment (note 3)

Prt'-openitng c-.',ls i note 4)
lntlersl ci\pi'nlls.
l)i\ id+liliSd onl pt1eieric1c shares
N\t iolit ls'ils i ro lloIIt III iinig operations

Ncl piitf'l I loss i flroll discontinued operations

(.t l .i 1 ilispoIs.1t1 o If slibSldi.ry (inote I


6 months ended
July 31, 2007

$ 42,536
(29.707)


12.829 I 1.)t6t<


12.829
1 1.666)
199


6 monlihs ended
July 31. 2006

38,670
(27.602)


( 11.119
140


1.362 89


150

( 1l)6)
( 123-
(419)


Re:ltruicll ng chllarge

,SN l pino l iu lS t l i. lth p|e'od


$0.0)80


Incoimei loss) per share


1291)
14011


i 7 '5)1


350 1.500i


(2.S817

l $ .177]


CONSOLE IDA I'El) STATEMENT OF (CASHi Fl.OW\S


6 months ended
Julv 31. 2007


Cash flows from operations


Net profit floss I for period $ 1.276 2.SlI

Net cash f used iln provided by operating activities (500) 4 -


Net cash provided by investing activities 4.161

Net cash used in linauncing activities (4.0431


creasee ill cash


i.8inJ~


EXPLANATORY NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINAN('IAL
STATEMENTS
Six iionths ended Jutly 31. 2017



1 ISCON I INtil'l) OPRAI'INS

(IO April h 0, 2007. tlec ('Compaln) completed the sale of Cost Right lurks and its
associated properly for $2.7)00),000 phis $211.000 representing lhe 1 value olf nlcl lrrcilil
asscls. $2.5mn of thc proceeds were received oil closing and $21100.0)!i) ill be pa:lable
over 3 Vyals I his notc earns interest os jl 5o per amuti.lii.

2 I'PRIFltI;'INCtt H SHAIKi s

(n lttJune 30, 2007, llc ('otimpaniy miade redeiptioll ol"$268,000) of lthe (ass A.\ pielernCC
shares. This reprcscits a partial payment oni the redemption die oi I )e.cmcier i 3e i '1

Oit .tliiun 1. i007 thel ( oillpall'y invloitelld the holders of' the (lass A\ Irelcfirllnc shI.Ics
tlliit Ihnrliicr rId iitilion ot' $535,0t()0 ill be tl.adc oil Scplctie b 3ii 2 () 3'.


3. SAl.. 01( INVI\STI MI'NI

Ont March 31 2007, le ( Comlpany completed the sale of its investment in ii I lolinis
l.iUineid lot $2.0(.000 $2.5)00000() of thllc proticcds \\crc used to repay hlie Iaik dkI'
lakci (lip i ll.iicn ilii Ili\c sl iilicll


4. I)Rti-OPNIN( C(OSIS

1'cr-opcillg costs represent costs incullTed ill the crlocationl of Cost Right lr I:eporl 1Irill
its former location ol Milton Street to Tlhe Mall, which were not capital in natiurc.


_ ~_


-_- -


I 1.06X


(H O)(n)) llunlaudited)


( nionl1hs ended
Julv 31.2 ''


_~ ~


3 lliollilh" ended
.lhll 31.22000


($0.(d1)


Incolne/(loss) per share













Loan service firms urged to work with mortgage defaulters


* By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
The Federal Reserve and oth-
er banking regulators issued
special guidance Tuesday urg-
ing loan service companies to
work with borrowers in dan-
ger of defaulting on their home
mortgages.
The guidelines are not
mandatory, but the regulators
expressed hope that compa-
nies that collect payments on
mortgages would heed the
advice.
Sheila Bair, chairman of the
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp., said mortgage collec-
tors have the authority under
existing accounting and tax
iules to help deserving bor-
Sowers.
"More and more consumers


with subprimne and hybrid
mortgage products are lacing
the \,ery real prospect of losing
their homes through foreclo-
sure as their payments reset
and become unaffordable,"
Bair said in a statement. "It is
vital that mortgage services
work proactively with borrow-
ers facing much higher pay-
ments as their interest rates
reset."
The banking regulators'
guidance issued by the Fed and
other agencies followed Presi-
dent Bush's announcement
Friday that his administration
was putting forward proposals
aimed at preventing defaults
expected over the next two
years as the housing industry
endures a serious downturn.
The effort by Bush and the
banking agencies is an attempt
to deal with growing anxiety
as more and more homeown-


ers worry about losing theii
homes because they can no
longer pay the mortgage.
'An estimated 2 million
adjustable rate mortgages are
scheduled to reset by the end
of 2008, going from low intro-
ductory interest rates to higher
rates.
Rising
Already there have been a
rising number of defaults of
subprime mortgages, loans that
were extended to borrowers
with weak credit histories.
Those increasing defaults have
roiled financial markets in
recent weeks as investors wor-
ried about whether the credit
markets will be destabilized by
a rising tide of bad loans.
The problem facing many
homeowners with adjustable-
rate mortgages? Those mort-


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than 21 September, 2007.



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gages are now resetting at
higher interest rates that in
some cases are causing month-
ly payments to double or even
triple.
The guidelines were aimed
at addressing the fact that in
many cases the company in
charge of collecting monthly
mortgage payments is not the
same company that originated
the loan.
The guidance said appropri-
ate strategies to ward off
defaults could include modify-
ing the terms of the loan or
deferring payments. Those
modifications could include
converting the loan from an
adjustable rate loan, one in
which the interest rate resets at
periodic intervals, to a fixed-
rate mortgage that would pre-
vent the monthly payments
from rising.
Other possible modifications


would include extending the
length of the loan and rolling
the amount of payments the
borrower has missed into the
total loan amount that must be
paid off.
Loans
"Reworking these loans will
achieve long-term sustainable
obligations to provide stability
to borrowers, investors and the
marketplace," Bair said.
Democrats who have criti-
cized the administration's han-
dling of the foreclosure prob-
lem said more must be done.
S"Today's statement by the
financial regulators comes very
late and only underscores the
failure of this administration
over a period of years to pro-
tect homeowners from preda-
tory lending practices," said
Senate Banking Committee


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Chairman Christopher Dodd,
D-Conn.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-
N.Y., said it was a good move
to get federal regulators to jaw-
bone lenders and banks to help
families get out of bad sub-
prime mortgages. But he said
more federal resources must
be devoted to helping local
nonprofit groups that special-
ize in providing counseling to
prevent foreclosures.
"These groups are effective
mediators between the private
sector and families who need
loan modifications," said
Schumer, who has won Senate
Appropriations Committee
approval for an additional $100
million to support foreclosure
prevention counseling.
The joint statement encour-
aged the mortgage servicing
companies to consider refer-
ring borrowers in trouble to
qualified homeownership
counseling services.
Fed Governor Randall
Kroszner said the joint guid-
ance was meant to encourage
the companies that collect pay-
ments on mortgages packaged
into certain debt securities and
sold in debt markets to "reach
out to financially stressed
homeowners."
"Keeping families in, their
homes is a matter of great
importance to the Federal
Reserve," said Kroszner, one
of the Fed board members
who has taken the lead in deal-
ing with the mortgage crisis.
In addition to the Fed and
the FDIC, which insures
deposits at financial institu-
tions, the other groups who
issued the statement were the
Office of the Comptroller of
the Currency, the Office of
Thrift Supervision, the Nation-
al Credit Union Administra-
tion and the Conference of
State Bank Supervisors.


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I I


THE TRIBUNE







THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007, PAGE 13B


THE TRIBUNE


Credit market squeeze 'has yet to play out'


* By MARCY GORDON
AP Business Writer

W\ASIllNITON (AI')
The Iull impact of tlhe upheaval
in financial markets "'has yet to
pla\ out," a top administration
official said Wednesday, while
stressing that the efl'fect will be
dampened somewhat by solid
economic growth.
Robert Steel. Treasury under-
secretary for domestic finance,
appeared before a House com-
mittee as the worst housing
slump in 16 years and roller
coaster financial markets cast a
shadow on the economy.


"\\V itl \\L' hti\c is ia severec
lack ol inv stoi confidencee,'
said Rep. all ne\ Il ank I)1
NMass. chliiniman ol thie louse
I iniliaicial Sc~l.\ Les ('Co iul ltte.
I Ic said h11 hopes ith t C omlgi>ss
and the .admini station will
\work togetlici on solutions for
the mortgage squeeze.
Stocks fell sharply Wednes-
day mnorlning, as a nervous Wall
Street digested a report showing
a large drop in pending home
sales.
The Dow Jones industrial
average dropped about 160
points in morning trading.
In his testimony, Steel told


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rw


!he public is hereby :ld !~ctl that I imothy )Dniel P'trkiins no longer employed
Xith; \Motana tHotdings Litd. the De' elopers o of Rtm ( i\ Rtsonr Marina and is
not Ithorized 'o ccon'du, ,uiy bustii;'s ron ilc (toimpatl y', behalf.


The public is herebii d\ ,liid t!ht a(;ar Johin D)uni no longer cmpliyCid l i ith
Montana Holdings L.id the i)flcx[.p, o Rum t a\ RIson Mariij and tis not
authorized to conduct any Hbu3nIe'sM otn the (t oipa:ii beliill


la makers "T'he ultimate
impact of these events on the
economy ias yet to play out....
These events have occurred
during a time of solid domestic
,and global growth, helping to
mute some of the impact of this
turbulence.
"I do want to caution policy-
makers that this process is far
from over," he said.
The House Financial Services
Committee was examining how
people might be affected by the
market turbulence, five days
after President Bush put for-
ward a plan to help struggling
borrowers keep their homes
amid rising numbers of foreclo-
sures.
Frank has said he agrees with
some elements of the White
House proposal. Changes being
proposed by Frank and other
Democrats go further, however,
and the )Democratic-controlled
Congress is expected to expand
the proposals in coming weeks
in response to voters' growing
anxiety.
Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-
Conn., who heads the Senate
Banking Committee, jumped in
Wednesday with a legislative
proposal aimed at curbing abu-
sive mortgage lending.
Among other things, it would
expand existing borrower pro-
tections under law to cover
high-cost mortgage loans, and
prohibit "balloon" payments
and prepayment penalties on
them.
in the current home-loan cri-
sis, steep prepayment penalties
have made it difficult for some
to get out of their mortgages.
The bill proposed by Dodd,
who is seeking his party's pres-
idential nomination, also would
bar brokers and lenders from
steering borrowers who quali-
ty for conventional mortgages
into higher-cost subprime loans
meant for people with tarnished
ce edit histories
An estimated two million
adjustable-rate mortgages are
scheduled to "reset" this year
and next. jumping from lo\\
"teaser" rates for the first two
or three years to much steeper
rates that could cost borrowers
theii homes. The wave of resets
could crest during the presi-
dential and congressional elec-
tion campaigns next year, and
the issue already has brought
politically tinged debate over
possible responses by the gov-
ernment.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney. D-
N.Y., called the administration
plan "an important first step"
but added, "it is not enough."
The plan unveiled Friday at


the White H-ouse would make it
easier for bto Inowci s now hold-
ing adjustable i late mortgages
to refinance those loans using
the resources ol the Federal
Housing Administration, a
Depression-era agency created
to help low- and moderate-
income Americans afford
homes.
Under the Bush proposal, an
estimated 60,000 homeowners
who have fallen behind on pay-
ments because their mortgages
have reset would be able to refi-
nance with FHA-insured loans.
That marks a significant change
because FHA is not now per-


emitted to insure rcl inniceCd
loans froiii bonloweis who aic
currently dcliCnquI nt.
Defaults have spiked in
recent months ,on high lisk sub
prime mortgages loais tlhai
were extended to borrowers
with weak credit histories.
The rising tide of soured
loans forced a number of
lenders into bankruptcy, while
hedge fund and other big
investors in securities backed
by subprime mortgages took
deep financial hits.
The turmoil spilled over into
global credit markets in recent
weeks as investors faced the


prosplcI l ot nof t lein i pild
credit t lightened, ev'en I or mnol
creditworthy Io ro oweI. Sti ck
markets around the globe gyLa
ed wildiv and key inaikel ind x.'\
es were knockcd down.
I'lihe federal Reserve and oth
er central banks swooped into
the markets, pumping tens ol
billions of dollars into the finan-
cial system to help banks and
other institutions get through
the credit crunch and continue
to make loans.
Bush insisted on Friday that
the economy was strong and
could weather the market lur
bulence.


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An equal opportunity'employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. TLhus.
conjunction with the Finance & Administration Department.













Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention
of:
Responsibilities will include:rcesinist














IBM Bahamas Limited
Fourth Floor
Atlantic House
SecoCustodian of warranty parts including trains Avene e e
Stocking. retrieval and distribution of warehouse products
Organizing and performing routine physical scrapping
Responsible safely securing warehouse
Performing quarterly record retention scrapping













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Qealine fic r ratios: applications is S 10t 7.
Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Current Driver's License
Abilty to drive manual vehicle essential
Computer Literate
Analytical Skills
Basic Accounting Skills
hnventory/warehousing experience
Strong written and verbal conununicalion skills

An equal opportunity'employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. Thus.
compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention
of:

Human Resources Administrator
IBM Bahamas Limited
Fourth Floor
Atlantic House
Second Terrace & Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
e-Mail: jmnoss@lbs.imnm.com

l)eadline for receipt of applications is Monday. September 10th, 2007.

All applications will be held in the striclest confidence. Onl\ Iqipplicants
who are short-listed will be contacted.


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Ministry Of Health & Social Development
Department Of Environmental Health Services


GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Invitation For Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is in itling tenders for the necessary
Operation and Maintenance of the Gre':t Exuma Tainsfer Station.

Interested parties may obtain further information, including eligibility to
participate and may colle t he bidding document upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of $100.00, as of, Tuesday September 4th. 2007.

The Department of Environment Health Services
Accounts Division
Farrington Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsinile No. (242) 322 8073
Between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheques or cash. Tenders are to
be submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed envelope(s) addressed to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, N.P,,
The Bahamas

No later than 4:30pm on Ist day of October 2007.

Tenders will be opened at 10am on the 2nd October at the Office of the
Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance and Ilanning.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders.


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Ianks 'curried favour' with US colleges to protect student loans


N By SE YOUNG LEE Globe
Coi respondent
c. 2007 The Boston Globe

(C I I/INNS thMink nutdc donna


tions or gave referral fees as a
"marketing investment" to curry
favor with colleges in attempts to
protect or increase its student
loan busiiinss, a IS Senate conm-


mittee chaired bv Senalor
Edward M. Kennedy said in ;a
report Tuesday.
The report is from the Sien.ate
Health, Education, Labour and
Pensions (Colnlillec, which has
been investigating questionable
practices in the student loan
industry.
It supplements an initial report
in June by providing more exam-
ples of lenders such as Citizens,
Citibank, Nelnet, and Sallic Mac
using financial compensation,
services, donations, and other
perks in an effort to gain market
share for the Federal Family Edu-
cation Loan program, which pro-
vides about $50 billion each year
to finance higher education.
" Citizens, the second-largest
bank in New England, is cited
several times in the report for
questionable practices.
For example, Citizens gave
Duquesne University in Pitts-
burgh $2,900 in 2006 as a "imar-
keting fee" equal to 0.5 per cent
of outstanding private loans from
the campus, a practice that the
report says violates the law
because it would give the school a
financial incentive to recommend
the bank.


The bank ended the deal inl
FIebruary.
The report ;also notes a 21003 e-
nmail between C'iizens employees
that discussed a.$3,600 sponsor-
ship for Saint Anseli College, of
Manchester, N.II., as well as a
$2,500 sponsorship of a 2004
diversity scholarship dinner for
Sacied I lea rt Iniversity in'Fair-
field, (onn., to try to maintain
the bank's business on the cam-
puses.
Saint Anselm did not com-
ment.
Sacred Heart said Citizens had
been a preferred lender one that
the college recommended to par-
ents and students as reliable for
years prior to the dinner. The
sponsorship had no bearing on
its financial aid office's decisions,
the university said.
Citizens' internal e-mails also
show that staff members consid-
ered giving away ice cream or
massages as well as providing
temporary staffing for financial
aid offices as marketing tools to
get preferential treatment.
"The findings of the report
underscore the urgent need for
reform of the student loan sys-
tem," Kennedy said in a news


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TEACHING VACANCY
Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street


Inviies applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the following positions for the
2007-2008 School Year.





Applicants must:

A.. O Be. a practicing born-again Christian who
is willing to subscribe to the Statement of
Faith of Temple Christian School.
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or
I lni\versitv in the area of specialization
(C' tHave a valid T'eacher's Certificate or
Diploma
t). 'I Ilave at least tw\o ears teaching
experience in the relevant subject area
\\ith excellent communication skills.
F i Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examination to the BJC/
BGCSE levels.
V Be willing to participate in the high
school's extra curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High School
ol tice on Shirlc\ Street and be returned with a
full curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph
and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O.Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is September 14th, 2007


A global leader in audit, tax and advisory services


We are currently seeking a qualified Principal to join our Audit practice.



Principal

Successful candidates for the Principal position must have at least twelve years professional public accounting
experience, two of which should be at a senior manager level and have a background in financial services.
Applicants must hold a CPA, CA, or other professional designation recognized by the Bahamas Institute of
Chartered Accountants.

Excellent opportunities exist in our Nassau office to broaden your professional experience in a varied practice that
offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Applicants should subrriit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of their professional certification to: KPMG, Human Resources
lMan~ar, P i. Box N123, Nassau, Bahamas or acash@kprm..com.bs. Telephone: (242) 393 2007


AUDIT TAX ADVISORY
2007. KPMG. a Bahamlian partnership, and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent ientmer firnms affiliiatlr with KPMG International, a
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Wednesday. 5 September 2007 FA
BISX LISTED & TRADED SLCUtfUiI4 ~ AHAAa.COMF FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CL'E'I~ Tltii62,2. / %OH 00.00 1 YTD 196 64 / YTD % 11 73
52w.-tHti 52wk-Low Securit y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
S78 0 54 Abaco Markets 1.60 1.60 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
11 7' 1i 00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.70 11.70 000 1527 I 400 77 342%
9 50 7 50 Balnk of Bahamas 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.733 0.260 130 2.74%
085 0 70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0048 0020 177 2.35%,
3 74 1.50 Bahamas Waste 3.74 3.74 0.00 0.279 0.060 13.4 1.60%
1.62 1 20 Fidelity Bank 1.62 1.62 0.00 0 064 0.040 25 3 2.47%
11 80 940 Cable Bahamas 10.80 10.80 0.00 0.949 0240 11.4 2 22%
1 10 1 80 Colina Holdings 3.10 3.10 0.00 0.281 0.080 11.0 2.58%'
15 24 11.25 Commonwealth Bank 15.24 15.24 0.00 5.000 1 190 0 680 12.8 4.46%
7 22 4 70 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.92 5.90 -0.02 0 1 12 0501 52.9 84%
2 76 2 20 Doctor's Hospital 2.31 2.31 0.00 0 281 0000 82 0.00y
6 40 5.54 F'aiguard 6.05 6.05 0.00 0.804 0.240 7.5 3 97%
1277 11 51 Finco 12.77 12.77 0.00 250 0787 0.570 16 2 4.46%
14.70 1:1.69 FirstCaribbean 14.65 14.65 0.00 0.977 0470 14.6 3.21%
0.05 5 18 Focol (S) 6.02 6.02 0.00 0.364 0.133 16.6 2.19%
1 O0 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.70 0.70 000 -0.415 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 .. S. Johnson 10.01 10.01 0.00 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%
52wk- li 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14 60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.125 1.485 13.9 10.17%
10.14 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
41 00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2750 9.0 6.70%
14.60 14 00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1 125 1.485 12.6 10.17%
055 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0 55 0.45 -0 030 0 000 N/M n i00%
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2 7399 2 4415 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.739935**
1 2652 1.1886 Colina Bond Fund 1.265223"**
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release.
"How to pay for college is one
of the most important decisions
that families can make. We owe it
to them to make sure they're gel-
ting the best deal possible for
their hard-earned education dol-
lars."
Citizens released a statements
that said the company has revised
its practices.
"Citizens expects the highest
level of ethical conduct from all
our colleagues," the statement
read. "To ensure we continue to
meet the highest standards, we
previously discontinued the indus-
try marketing practices in the
Senate Committee Report spe-
cific to Citizens.
"In addition, we have adopted
a new code of conduct for our
Education Finance business
ensuring adherence to these best
practices."
Scrutiny of relationships
between lenders and colleges has
intensified this year as revelations
that officials at the University of
Texas-Austin, Johns Hopkins
University, University of South-
ern California, and Columbia
University received kickbacks
from lenders concert tickets,
stocks, or compensation for con-
sulting in exchange for prefer-
ential treatment.
In response, the US Depart-


nent of Edutcation recently issued
new rules, and Congress is mov-
ing t( pass laws that would pro-
hibit financial relationships.
Terry I lartle, senior vice pres-
ident of the American Council
on Education, a higher-education
trade association representing
2,000 public and private colleges,
said the report provides more
proof of improper relationships
between lenders and colleges.
He said the federal government
will take strong action to clamp
down.
"Government clearly wants
families to feel comfortable that
they are getting advice in cam-
pus finance offices based only on
the interests of students and fam-
ilies," he said.
Hartle, a former Kennedy staff
member, also said the House and
the Senate have both passed bills
that would cut roughly $18 bil-
lion in subsidies to lenders in the
loan program, which were pro-
vided so that firms would lend to
students with little or no credit
history at reasonable terms.
"The federal government has
realized that if the lenders have
the resources to do these
((improper)) things, lender sub-
sidies are too high," he said.
"There is no doubt that Con-
gress is very upset and they'll take
very strong action."


Growing company is seeking to employ
Accounts Clerk
Customer Service Rep.
The candidates should posses/be:
Dependable, organized, discreet, enthusiastic and experienced administrative professional
Technologically literate incl. Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail programs
Quickbooks & MYOB Account Edge. Book keeping eypenenre (Required or Reg for Ace Clerk)
Good organizational skills & meticulous record skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Self starter who can work independently & follow directions
Time conscious
Please email resume to office_asstjob@yahoo.com



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANDRE CHERY OF
MALCOLM ROAD, P.O. BOX N-3632, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of
August, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that STEPHAN VON HASE
OF EASTERN ROAD, P.O. BOX SS-19475, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that THIERRY SANDRO HUGUENIN
OF #24 GREENWOOD ROAD, P.O. BOX AP-59217,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason vhy registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of
August, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PHILOMENE EDOUARD-
MILLER-ALEXIS OF MARSH HABOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LICZER BAPTIST
OF BLUE HILL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of
August, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CHARLINE LOUIS
OF WATLING STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of
August, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.






INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidnliion


Notice is hereby given that in accordance \\1ith Scction 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Acl, (No 45 ol 2000), BEIlAN
I IN.I'lITl) is in dissolution CONTINENTAL LIQUII)ATIORS
INC. of i,) Maiket Squat, P') 1o\ 106 Heli/e i 'Cty, Belihe
All pciselo s Ihavilng claims iaga;nist te 11 ab e ;I n\ C i1d coCplllt,11 y i1.x
Itculired to seClId Ihei names, alddlesses and paiiticulars of their debts
o0 claims to Ihe lliquii aio tr bri' oe ('clobI ., 20107




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Bahamas visitor arrivals off 10 per cent


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Total visitor arrivals to
the Bahamas were
down by 10 per cent
for June 2007, with the Family
Islands and Grand Bahama
leading the way, again signify-
ing the continuing weakness of
the Bahamian tourism prod-
uct in a challenging competi-
tive environment.
Although total arrivals to
Nassau/Paradise Island were
down by only 1 per cent for
June, largely thanks to
strengthening in the Bahamas'
cruise tourism product, air
arrivals to this destination -
who are-usually the higher
spending stopover tourists,
paying more than $1,000 per
head fell by 10 per cent.
Overall, for June 2007 air
arrivals to the Bahamas overall
were off by 8 per cent, with


Grand Bahama down 10 per
cent and declines also experi-
enced by Andros, Cat Cay,
Eleuthera and Exuma.
The islands with an
improved air arrivals showing
were Abaco, up just 1 per cent,
Cat Island, Long Island, Bimi-
ni and San Salvador and Berry
Islands, the latter two up 10
per cent.
For the 2007 half-year, which
is the six months to end-June
2007, total air arrivals to the
Bahamas were down by 7 per
cent. Air arrivals to
Nassau/Paradise Island for the
half-year were down. by 9 per
cent, while on Grand Bahama
these arrivals were off by 6 per
cent.
Bahamian hotel and tourism
executives have fingered a vari-
ety of reasons for the decline in
both air and cruise.visitors to
this nation, including the US
passport requirements of the


Western Hemisphere Travel
Initiative (WHTI); increased
regional and global competi-
tion; and a soft marketing cam-
paign during early 2007.
On the cruise ship front,
things are not much better
when it comes to arrivals, with
total cruise arrivals by first port
of entry for the 2007 half-year
down 5 per cent for the
Bahamas as a whole.
For Nassau/Paradise Island,
cruise arrivals were off 3 per
cent compared to 2006 figures
for the 2007 half-year, while
arrivals were down 12 per cent
for Grand Bahama and 7 per
cent for the Family Islands.
However, June produced
better news. for Nassau/Par-
adise Island and Grand
Bahama when it came to cruise
arrivals, as these were up 8 per
cent and 4 per cent respective-
ly when it came to comparisons
with 2006.


Yet the Bahamas overall saw
a 10 per cent reduction in
cruise arrivals, thanks to a stag-
gering 40 per cent drop in
Family Island arrivals, indicat-
ing the cruise lines drastically
reduced their private island
.calls.
The Ministry of Tourism
said cruise arrivals to Nas-
sau/Paradise Island increased
in june because Carnival and
Norwegian Cruise Lines
brought in more passengers,
more than offsetting the reduc-
tion in arrivals brought in by
Imperial Majesty Cruises and
Royal Caribbean Internation-
al.
The Ministry of Tourism
said: "Carnival brought in 11
per cent more cruise passen-
gers than in the same period
of 2006. Norwegian Cruises
brought in 156 per cent more
passengers than in the same
period of 2006.
"This increase in cruise
arrivals to Nassau/Paradise
Island by Carnival and Nor-
wegian was not enough, how-
ever, to offset the June year-to-


date decline for the island hut
it did improve the overall out-
look for cruise arrivals to the
island."
On Grand Bahama, Carni-
val brought in 56 per cent more
passengers by first port of
entry than they did in June
2006, while Discovery Cruise
Line brought in 18 per cent
more passengers.
"The increase in the num-
ber of cruise arrivals brought in
by Carnival and Discovery
Cruise lines during the month
of June were enough to offset
the decline in cruise passen-
gers by Royal Caribbean,
Cunard Cruises and Windjam-
mer Cruises for the month,"
the Ministry of Tourism said.
In the Family Islands, sea
arrivals in June fell 37 per cent
because of the 40 per cent drop
in cruise passenger arrivals by
first port of entry.
The Ministry of Tourism
said: "Major cruise lines like
Disney Cruises, Norwegian
Cruises and Carnival Cruises
brought in significantly fewer
passengers to these islands as a


first port of entry. Carnival
Cruises and Norwegian Cruise
lines opted to go to
Nassau/Paradise Island more
as a first port of entry in the
month of June than in the
same period of 2006.
"Disney Cruises Disney
Magic was re-routed to the
Mediterranean and therefore
did not visit Castaway Cay at
all as a first or second port of
entry during the month of June
2007.
"This is one of the major
reasons for the decline in the
number of Cruise arrivals to
the Out Islands.
"Carnival Cruises brought in
61 per cent less passengers to
Half Moon Cay as a first Port
of entry than they had in June
2006, as the Fantasy and Ela-
tion were not sent to the island.
"The Norwegian Dawn did
not go into Great Stirrup Cay
as a first port of entry but as a
second port of call.
"The Norwegian Dawn
made calls to Nassau/Paradise
Island first before going on to
Great Stirrup Cay."


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cent shareholding, neither does
the paper trail.
"There is no evidence of any
such assertion prior to 2006
and, indeed, on one occasion
after 2006 the first defendant
[Sir Jack] contradicted that
assertion. The preponderance
of evidence points to a share-
holding of 50-50 between the
first defendant and Mr St
George, and to a trust of Mr St
George's IDC shares by Fidu-
ciary Management Srvices
(FMS).


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FMS was central to the case.
The St George estate had
argued that it was a segregated
accounts company, acting as
nominee and trustee for vari-
ous accounts and investments
ultimately beneficially owned
by the Hayward and St George
families.
Among those investments
was Mr St George's 50 per cent
stake in IDC, and the estate
argued that beneficial owner-
ship of FMS did not translate
into ownership of its invest-
ments portfolio. Sir Jack.
though, had argued that
because FMS was owned 50/50
by himself and Mr St George,
together with the fact that his
wholly-owned company.
Seashells Investments. owned
the other 50 per cent of IDC.
this gave him 75 per cent own-
ership.
Justice Allen, though, shot
down Sir Jack's claim that his
IDC shareholding was
increased by 25 per cent as a
result of Donald de la Rue, the
GBPA's former chief financial
officer, transferring one share
to him that effectively held the
balance of power in FMS -
both Sir Jack and Mr St
George having owned 499
shares each.
Justice Allen found that Mr
de la Rue did not have the
authority to transfer that share.
as it was being held by Camp-
bell Secretaries, the Caymans
Islands-registered agent for
FMS, on behalf of Sir Jack and
Mr St George jointly.
But even if Mr de la Rue did
have that authority. Justice
Allen said she accepted his evi-
dence and that of his succes-
sor, lan Barry, that FMS's only


income was management fees
earned from managing the
investments of Sir Jack, Mr St
George and those belonging
to their friends and families.
"I am satisfied, then, that
shares in FMS have no bearing
on the ownership of the assets
of IDC, GBPA or Port Group
Ltd, and that the transfer of a
share in FMS could not
increase the first defendant's
shareholding in IDC as
alleged." Justice Allen found.
Mr de la Rue said the fax
request from Sir Jack for him
to transfer the one FMS share
he held to him had come 'out
of the blue' in October 2006,
and he complied although no
reason was given for the
request.
Justice Allen also found that
Mr St George and Sir Jack
orally agreed that the former
would run the GBPA in
exchange for a 50 per cent
stake in its then-holding com-
pany. IDC Panama, and that
the March 11, 1982, letter
heavily relied upon by the
plaintiffs to support their case
as evidence of such an agree-
ment, was "signed by [Sir Jack]
with full knowledge and under-
standing of its contents and
meaning".
Both Willie Moss and Carey
Leonard, former and current
general counsel for the GBPA,
identified Sir Jack's signature
on various documents, saying
they had seen it on many occa-
sions "and commented on [his]
reluctance to sign any docu-
ment unless he was fully
briefed about the contents".
Sir Jack, they added, would
never sign a document he did
not understand.


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Born Jan. 20th, 1932
Died Sept. 6th, 2006


Thank You To A Wife, Mother, GrandMother,
Sister & Friend

Thank you, for the joy you brought to us

Thankyou for your reassuring words

Thank you, for being our best friend
Thank you, for caring for us, even to the end

Even Though you are gone

Your memories will always live on

Sadly missed by:
Husband James Davies, Children -
Kenneth, Karen, Andrea, Peter and Elva,
Grand & Great Children, Brother & Sisters,
Other relatives & Friends


The Family wishes to express our
appreciation for the kindness shown
to us, through prayers, visits, gifts and '
1 telephone calls during our
Time of bereavement.
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of Williams Street off East
Shirley Street, Nassau N. P.
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inning of life, at the Princess
Margaret Hospital Nassau N.
P. Bahamas on Monday,
September 03, 2007.


The Radiance of this "Emerald of A Gem" will
always glow in the hearts of his:
One Brother: Michael Bethel of Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida;
Seven Sisters: Andree Campbell, Grace Johnson,
Sandra Bethel, Marsha Smith, Joan Gray, Nancy
Deveaux and Linda Gibson;
Numerous: Nephews, Nieces, Grand Nephews and
Grand Nieces;
Five Brothers-in-law: Edward Campbell, Clifton
Smith, Tony Gray, Kevin Deveaux and Eugene Gibson;
Many other loving family and friends.

Emerald Funeral Service will be announced
later, please check website for up-dates.

Visit our website: www.cmeraldridgemortuiary.com,
view video tributes, sign guest book and send
condolence, sympathy, love and memories.

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Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


SESTEPHENE FILIUS
ORNEUS, 74

a residence of Palm Beach Street
and formerly of La Tortue. Haiti
0 wwill be held at 10:00a.m Saturday.
8th September. 2007 at Living
Waters Kingdom Ministries. Warren
'. Street off Farringion Road.
Officiating Apostle Ravymond Wells
and Pastor Wilne J.oseph.
Interment will be made in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherished memory are held by six sons. Pradell. Eliphene. Michael,
Julian, Carvelle and Arnold Omeus; four daughters. Rosanna
Omeus, Janette Valsaint-Thelusma, Julie Auguste and Josainne
Attis; five adopted-children, Henry Salomon, Dominic Docilie,
Tales Jeannilus, Robert Chery and Marcelle Joseph: stepchildren.
Theodule, Novelia and Michline Jean and Lamercie Michel;
grandchildren, Rita, Gina, Lionel, Christep, Steven. Makelda,
Kieron, Roland and Shantel, Stephon, Julian Jr, Carve lie Jr, Jino,
Anton, Stephanique, Regina, Gina, Alisa, Stephanie, Emus.
Jemmie, Theona, Rosalaine, Natasha, Rondina, Maxcin. Bruno,
Milene, Guerline, Renold Jr., Christopher Tyler and Lauren:
brothers, Nadius and Domaae Omeus; three great-grandchildren,
Nia, Evenique and Evenishka: two sons-in-law, Wilfred Thelusma
and Lee Auguste; fifty-four grand nieces and nephew s. a host of
other relati.ve-, and friends including. Mr and Mr, Germaine,
Sv1via and Steven Smith, Easiie Nicolas and family. Janet and
MIciicha'l Gl-rmnainc andi family, Gilbert and family. Damnichel,
Paul, Viliaina; onnel. Etlenne and family the Bro\\ :, Wilml otlt.
Thoinas, Cambbell families, Yaneke Wall ice and family, Kirk
Symonete. Na via Smitn-Omeuis, Violc' Smitn and family. N.ziliia
and family, Auguste familv. Lena. Noe, Anisiat and family. Lulamae
Greaves. J.:hn Davis and family, Emicell Maric Miclhline and
lamiiy. Blanc, Fasha, Louise Miller. Jetta and family, Nezia and
famiiv Philip Smith and family, Lekene and family. Anglade
Coopei and family, Mr and Mrs Leon Sweeting and family,
Beverley, Dwayne Cooper, Clevenia, Denise, Makison. Angela,
Micheline, Bernita, Marie, Tisimene, Fidelia, Sedilia, Madeline,
Nana, Merielle, Roland, Lamercie, Angela Smith and family,
Ambrose family, Vanessa Small, Mme Marcelle, Nonome family,
Grace Community Church, Palm Beach Street North, Pink Porch
Crew, Key West Street. staff of South Beach Clinic and Recker
Interprize.

R' I. ivs Ind friends mav pi, v their respect' s al Cedar Crest Flaneral


Home, Robinson Road and First Street, on Friday from 12noon
to 6:00p.m, on Saturday at the church from 8:30 a.m until service
time.


EDWARD WHITE, 92
Siresident of Be,'v'i, Point.Andros
will be held at 10:00a.m., on
Saturday, 8th September. 2007 at
t. Church of God of Prophecy, Seven
S Hills. Officiating will be Bishop
,. -, Clarence N. Wii:iams and Rev.
Pastor Trevor F. Sevmour. Interment
'; S will be made in Woodlawn Gardens,
SSoldier Road.

Cherished memory are held by his
four (4) sons. Arthur, Basil, Courtney and Archilus White, one(l)
daughter, Geneva Bain; thirty-eight (38) grandchildren, Paul and
Elizabeth. Andrew and Sigrid, Whitney and Lawanda, Anthony
Bain, Sharon and Edna Mackey, Esthermae and Wellington
Johnson, Michelle Taylor, Renard Miller, Nathalie, Julliete and
Trevor Seymour, Romeo, Kloi, Ackerah, Charles, Jarret, Jarella,
Wendy, Ackemo. Betty, Sandia, Tasha, Shatara, Tarzia, Charlene
and Reynarda White, Danera and Jayward Wilson. Vanna and
Sheldon Knowles, Bridgette and Livingston Coiiie. Petral and
Brian Ambrose and Dania White: thirty(30) great-grand, five(5)
great-great grand: one (1) niece. Janette Bain. one (1) nephew
Calvin Bravnen: three(3) sisters-in-law, Maric V o r. Flossiemae
Belle and Pastor Evangelist Helena Smith: on l (,' rother-in-law.
Rudolph Belle: three (3) daughters-in-law. Ba ira Ste ia and
Claudette While: numerous other relatives and nienld nc!uding.
rile Braiinen. Neminour. Seivmour. Leadon and \',illac, families.
Rev Nelhanie! Mackey, Geneva Braynen. D) in :I' Brayne! (.go
chlId), Gerirude Clarke. l.eon Sweeting. ''.IgeC le Thomoson
Thelma Braynen. Rahmmig. Lewis and Mr:- \Valkine and fami; \
Adams, Ms. Nesbit, Hinsev, Perlene Thoimpson. Neel\. Bain
Brown. Belle. Smith Coakley. Whyms and Farrington families
Margaret Major, Emmaline Curstis, Cath'-rine Woodside. Michael
and Vernice Major and family. Melvern, Charles Donald. Alton.
Vandyke Bain, Jackie Scaly and family, Mary Fiizgerald. Coreen
Smith and family. Michael Lamb and Sugar Apple St. Pinewood
Gardens family.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral
Home, Robinson Road and First Street, on Friday Irom 1 2noon
to 6:001.m. on Saturday at the church from 8:30 a.m1 until service
time.


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CAPTAIN ALEX
"TAMPA" DAVIS, 48

of Moores Island. Abaco. will be held
on Saturday. September 8. 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's Baptist
Church, Moores Island. Officiating
will be the following Pastors. Nixon
Simms, Preston Knowles, Geneva
Knowles and Anthony Williams.
Interment will be made in Moores
Island Public Cemetery.

Left with cherished memory are his one son, Adrian Davis: four
daughters, Veronique, Shandira, Shantika and Annissa Davis; five
brothers, Samuel, Edison, Rodney, Anderson and Tyrone Davis; four
sisters, Eucylene Hunt, Sandra Davis, Celestine Swain and Ethlyn
Stuart; one uncle, Solomon McBride; two aunts, Althea and Emily
McBride; 26 nieces, Paulette Hunt, Francis, Ernestine, Karen, Tiffany.
Robin, Tia, Rosheika, Florinda, Shamine, Eleanor, Angela, Donnamae
Forbes, Eldora, Fermina, Tina, Elma, Christerny, Shavanda, Lindsey,
Ginger, Dina, Annastacia, Vashti, Reeshera and Ginger LaFleur; 26
nephews, Sidney, Tyrone, Keith, Ezekiel, Argo, Gary, Chester II,
Wesley, Matthew, Edgar, Pedro, Peron, Edwin, Ernie, Desmond,
Roddy, Tristan, Elmanso, Rodney Jr., Rocky, Lavan, Wesley Johnson,
Anson, Ancil, Daryano and Ephrum; 18 grandnieces, Chessy, Tishanda,
Deidra, Donnesha, Nelly, Glennesha, Dendrika, Davante, Tamya.
Tamia, Samera, Chelsea, Westernique. Sasha, Marsha, Christie
Deshante, Dominique; 32 grand nephews, Dwayne, Dwight, Julian
Jr., Fedro, Tevin McKenzie, T'angelo, Arthur Jr., Dencil, Laphanso,
Latrel, Makio, Khoey, RJ, Samson Jr., Fabien, Kelvin, Tevin, Dalon,
Ciarro, Dreko, T'argo, Darrel, Chester III, Matthew Jr., Ellison, Reko,
Vanno, Jay, Jerniah and Iverson; five sisers-in-law, Iva, Olga, Nathalie,
Donnel and Francis Davis; three brothers-in-law, Franklyn Hunt,
-Robert Swain, Keith Stuart; special cousins including, Rosetta Babbs
and family, Leotha Reckley and family, Lucille and family, Betty
Johnson and family, Katy McBride, Atlee Davis and family, Brian
McBride and family, Audley Fester and family, Willimae Fester and
family, special friends including, Phanny Gardiner and family, Hank
and family, Osbourn Stuart and family, Kent Lewis and family, Janeth
Munnings and family, Miriam Clarke and family, Darlene Minnis,
Adriana Martin, Elsa Rolle, Olga Forbes, Rose Riley and family,
Granville Williams and family, Maxine Gator and family, Issie, Doris
and Muriel Mitchell and family, Dion and family, Shandamae Johnson
and family, Judy Johnson and family, Theophilis Bain and family,
Charles and family, Ishmel and family, Theresa Major and family,
Levi LaFleur and family, Shantell Brown and family, Charlie and
family, Lillian and family, Madine and family and a host of other
relatives including the entire community of Moores Island, Marsh
Harbour and Murphy Town, Abaco.


Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral home
& Crematorium. Queens Highway, Freeport on Friday from 10am
to 12noon and at the church in Moores Island from 4pm to service
time on Saturday.


CLIFTON
BEVANS, 82

Sof 183 Mango Close, Pioneers Loop,
Freeport and formerly of Sweeting's
Cay, Grand Bahama, will be held on
SSaturday. September 8, 2007, at 11:00
s *a.m. atThe New Emmanuel Baptist
Church. McLean's Town, Grand
SBahama. Officiating will be Pastor
Pedyson H. Baillou J.P., assisted by
Edwin Pinder J.P. and Minister
Stevenson Feaster. Interment will be
at McLeans's Town, Grand Bahama.

Left to cherish his memory are six daughters, Elizabeth Ferguson,
Elizabeth Bevans, Gloria Adu, Louise Gibs. Donna Bradshaw and
Amanda Tate: one son. Cleophas Bevans; two stepsons, Isaac and
John Thomas; two adopted sons, Tyrone and Leon Brown; five sons-
in-law, Arthur Ferguson, Bradley Gibbs Senior, Peter Adu, Merville
Bradshaw and Clyde Tate; two daughters-in-law, Angelina Bevans
and Sandra Bevans; two step daughters-in-law, Maelene Thomas
and Ruth Thomas; one adopted daughter-in-law, Vernelle Brown;
sixty grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren and nine great, great
grandchildren; six sisters, Patsy Mott, Diana Williams, Delcina Pratt,
Sybil and Marjorie Ferguson and Linda Pinder; one brother, Carl
Ferguson; three brothers-in-law, Reverend Douglas Williams, Samuel
Pratt and Donald Pinder; two sisters-in-law, Emily Ferguson and
Lovely Pinder: 33 nieces and 34 nephews and one aunt-in-law,
Remelda Feaster.

Other relatives and friends including their families, Pastor Pedyson
Baillou, Pastor Edwin Pinder, Joseph Thomas, Marie Grey, Oscar
Dcveaux, Sheila Francis, Esther Fawkes. the Mango Close Neighbours.
Marvin Pratt, Suzie Davis, Emma Rolle in Bailey Town, Bimini.
The First Baptist Church, Agape House Church, the Community of
Sweeting's Cay and The Community of McLean's Town.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral Home
and Crematorium, Queens Highway. Freeport on Friday from 12:00
noon to 6:00 p.m. and at the church from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday until
service time.


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Sric\ Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


BERNADETTE
LOUISE LLOYD, 48

of # 17 Lucayan Circle. Palmetto
Village will be held on Friday 11:00
a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral,
West Hill Street. The Most Reverend
Patrick C. Pinder will officiate.
Interment will be made in the Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.

Left to continue the legacy engendered by her include, husband,
Rev. Deacon Jeffrey L. Lloyd; mother, Mrs. Harriet Cooper;
daughters, Kendra Laidlaw, Aisha Lloyd-Minnis, Shiva, Shakti
and Sanjay Lloyd; sons-in-law, Archibald Minnis. Percival
Laidlaw; sisters, Charlene Murphy. Agatha, Renaea.. Marissa.
and Shun Cooper, Sandra Johnson, Ingrid Forbes. Sophia Oliver
Nadene Moss; brothers, Charles Jr. Phillip, Paul. John and Gary
Cooper; grandchildren, Alvante, Alexiou and Alexandna Laidlaw:
brothers-in-law, Floyd Oliver, Harry Murphy, Leonard Johnson.
Tyrone Moss, Phillip Newton and Rodney Forbes, Charles and
Rodney Lloyd; sisters-in-law, Betty, Agnes, Sharon, Nurse Julie
Cooper, Geneva Cooper, and Christine Lewis: aunts, Isabelle
Thompson (Miami, Fl), Mae Spencer, Ruth Mckinney, Nell and
Clair Smith, Melvina, Edith and Olive Cooper; uncles, Kenneth
Thompson, Carl Spencer, Leroy Smith, a host of nieces, nephews
including, Timothy, Raymond, Malderine, Carlson, Stephanie,
Demica, Yaphet, Sabena,: Jonathan, Patrice, Demetris, Javette,
Charles Ill, Antoine, Craig, Phillipa, Sharanda, Cindy, Tonya,
Caleb, Kristoff, Felice, June, Paula, Preston, Paul Jr, Perez, Tekoa,
Leonardo, Cicely, Addinia, Rionardo, Kimberly, Rhonda, Rodney
Jr, Daryl, Donovan, D'Angelo, Rashad, Tyrone Jr, Tyrell, Leslia,
Nicholas, Javonia, Troy, Mikhaila, Rayven, Leonard Jr, Lenon,
Aisha, Gary Jr, Javar, Jan, Jamar, Dominic, Rhonette, Rhondy,
Rodney Jr, Latoya, Lateisha, Latrell; nephews-in-law, Bond
Munnings, Auburn Rolle; nieces-in-law, Latoya and Paulette
Cooper, Carla Newton and Nicole Murphy; best friends, Ruthmae
Mortimer, Sheva Rolle, Antoinette Hamilton, and Michelle Woods-
Taylor; other relatives and friends, Leila Fountain, Judith and
Doyle Burrows and family, Alice and Sydney Rodgers and family,
Carolyn and Philip Saunders and family, Dien Bailey and family,
Sandra and John Rolle and family, Arthur and Wolansa Fountain
and family, Otto and Joan Fountain, Cyril Fountain and family,


Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Dean and family, Ursala and The Kemp
family, Alley LeFleur, Yvonne Darville and family, Melba Butler
and family, Anna and Ingrid Lloyd, Violet Bannister, Geneva
Dean and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Bowe and family,
Rowena Lloyd and family, Gail Wisdom, LindaAbere, the Lynes
family. Wilkie and Agatha Cartwright and family, Kathy Ingraham
and family. Winston 'Tappy' Davis and family, the St. James Road
Community, the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral family, Paula
Mitchell and family, the St. Bede's Church family, Alice Wells,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Munroe, Drs. Duane Sands. Michael
Ingraham, and Ilsa Grant-Taylor. Nurses Roker, Grant, Rolle,
Sands of the Dialysis Unit, Tony and Cathy Wallas, Judy Adderley,
Deacon and Mrs. Andrew Burrows, Lillian Johnson, Queenie
Dawkins, Permanent Deacons and their wives, Sylvia Lewis,
Neighbors of Palmetto Village (Marathon Estates), the Siddha
Yoga family, Catholic Heritage family, Dr. and Mrs. Earl Deveaux,
Cassius Stuart and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Saunders and the
More 94 family, Juanita Mazarella (Miami, Fl.) Cynthia Gibson,
Mr. and Mrs. Obie Pindling and family, Ms. Blanche Smith and
family, family of Love 97, Mrs. Stephanie Major and family,
Mrs. Shirley Burrows and family, Valarie Minus, Lorreta and
Ellison Minnis and family, Margaret Thompson and the Covenant
Partners Prayer Group, Pastor Lyall Bethel and the family of
Grace Community Church, Rev. Carl Campbell, the community
of Reiki Masters in the Bahamas, Rosie and Brendan Foulkes,
Pastor Cedric Moss and the family of the Kingdom Life Ministries,
Pastor Dr. Myles Munroe, Paul Moss and family, Gerry Wirth
and family, Rajendra Babu and family, Robert and Geneva
Thornton and family, the YEAST family, the Ladies Auxiliary
of St. Bede's, Urban and Mabel Bostwick and family, Dr. Jose
Colaco and family, the Avon family, Alexis and George Pearce
and family, Paula and Phillipa Lockhart, special thanks to, Fr.
Glenn Nixon, Archbishop Patrick Pinder, STD, Archbishop
Lawrence Burke (Kingston, Jamaica), Monsignors Preston A.
Moss, Alfred Culmer, and Simeon Roberts, Frs. Kendrick Forbes,
and Elvado Turnquest and the Clergy of the Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Nassau, the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital,
particularly the Dialysis Unit, Doctors Robin Roberts, Philip
Huyler, Sarah Friday, Perry Gomez and Kevin King and family,
the Chancery Staff of Catholic Archdiocese.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians,
#44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


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Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026




,'" 10-00 am to 12:00 noon and at the church from 12:30 to service time.


SISTER IRMA
HORTENCE FORBES, 59

of Carmic!-lael Road and formally of St
Catherine Jamaica, will be held on
Saturday, 2:00pm at the Church of God
of Prophecy Cannichael Road opposite
Iguana Way. Officiating will be Pastor
Paulette Johnson, assisted by Pastors Diana
Culmer, Chevol Grey and Sterling Moss.
Interment will be held in St Catherine
Jamaica.

Left to cherish her memory of 21 years of marriage is her husband,
Reginald Forbes, their children, Simone, Dowhen and Laten Powell.
Stacy. Tesha and Carlos Forbes; grand children, Dannae, Dayna, Brinna,
Bnttany, Dayjone Powell and Kaeden Maye; sisters, Fay, Yvonne,
Sonia Lawes, Nevia Tessa; brothers, Evrol Lawes and Briden Jericques;
in-laws. Eric Forbes Jr., Freddy and Doris Sturrup; god child, Cheryl
Fawvkes; her special children, Amira Newry and Devano Brown. A
host of relatives and friends including Mr. Clement and Jennifer Fox,
Lisa. Mr. Jerome and Denise Hanna, Renae Smith, Blossom, Iclyn
Smih, Vera Smith, Iris Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Norris Williams, Pastor
Delegal and Mayrona Seymour, Mrs. Myrtis and Ms. Elenor Beneby,
Mrs. Dorothy Bastian and the Blue Hill Road Church prayer group.
Pastor and Mrs. Sterling Moss, Pastor and Mrs. Chavol Grey. Dr.
Vernell Allen, The Curry's of Lyford Cay now residing in the USA.
Mr. and Mrs. Mario Newry and daughters, Mrs. Iris Daley, Ms. Ncvlet
Green, Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Portia Taylor, Mr. David Woodside, Mr.
Melvin and Mrs. Enadell Lundy, Ms. Beverly and the ladies of Dells
Magic Touch, Mrs. Betty Tulloch and family, Mrs. Yvonne Sands, Ms.
Hyacinth Spence, Mr. Xavia and Mrs. Grace Mc Callum and family,
Mrs. Vivene Strachan, Mr. Jeremy Johnson, Mrs. Mayna Hepburn,
Ms. Zeretha Ellis, Ms. Claudette Brissett, Ms. Evadne Smith, Pastor
Scott and Mrs. Crystal Wilson and the Marshall Road saints, the Wilson
family, Mr. and Mrs. Devon Rhiney, Mr. and Mrs. Esther Moss, Mrs.
Coralee Sands and family, Mrs. Samuel Johnson and family, Mr. Len
and Anita King and family, Mr. Charles and Beverly Rolle and family,
Mr. Philip and Daphne Simmons and family, Ms. Michelle and Ms.
Ashley Douglas, Mrs.Cynthia Capron and family. Management and
staff of Foxy's Delight, Doctors Omala Ablack and Vincent Nwosa
and their clinic Staff including those of the eye wing, Mr. Ulysses and
Pastor Diana Culmer and family, Pastor Paulette Johnson the Carmichael
Road Church family, and the Golden Gates Carmichael Road family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday


MERLE ELOISE
ALBURY-ROBERTS, 87


of #14 Constitution Drive, Boyd
Subdivision will be held on Saturday
10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Glen
Nixon will officiate. Interment will be
made in the Western Cemetery, Nassau
Street.

Left to celebrate her life are sister Ruth
Rolle of Syracuse New York; three, daughters Keva Roberts-Nethersole,
Donna Roberts. Dr. Lynda Roberts-Riddle; three, sons R.A.C.(Tony)
Roberts, IV of Freeport Grand Bahama. Hon Bradley B. Roberts,
Vaughn V. Roberts. Daddy Cyril children, Delvera Wallace, Dr. Robin
Roberts. Marsha Roberts. Yolanda Thomas, Patrice White of Savannah
Georgia, Brenda Tinker; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,
one nephew-in-law, Jerome Franks of Miami, Florida; daughters-in-
law, Carolyn 1. Hartlyn, Francis. Mary, Winifred and Carolyn; nieces,
Elva Armbrister. Debbie Longley, Wendy Lightbourne, Joy Nicholls,
Nadine Rolle. Tasma Brighthaup; nephews, Craig and Kevin Rolle,
William Albury Ir. and a host of numerous relatives and friends, Maxine
Mitcheil-Taylor. Sarah Roberts. Michael Halkitis. Charles "Sonny"
Scott and family, Shirley Wilkerson and family. Jackie Thompson
and family, Sandra Bullard and family, Philip Simon and family.
Willamae Albury and family of Gregory Town, Steve, Martin and Brad
Albury. Dianna Thompson and family, Andrew Thomas, Peter Roberts-
Whitfield, Clifford Storr. Gary Wallace, Ruth Sands, Louise Wallace-
Thompson, Sidney Wallace and family, Paula Williams and family,
Wendell B Roberts, Naomi Bethel and family, Neville and Barbara
Albury and family, The Lightbourne of Cunningham Lane, the Reid
and Creary families, the Curry and Rahming families, Ruth Symonette
and family. Maria McKenzie and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Isaacs
and family, Nuns of St Martin's Monastery, Orkie Brown and family,
Senator Talator Strachan and family, Ronald Jones and family, Albert
Archer and family, Joyce Bain and family, Shirley Cooper and family,
Stephen Thompson and family. St. Michael Methodist Church family,
Dr. Agreta Eneas-Carey, Dr. Christian Chen; caregivers, Verna Campbell,
Teleta Thompson. and a host of other friends and relatives.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


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STelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


DEACON DAVID JAMES
| POITIER, 89
S- 'of New Bight. Cat Island, ill be hele mn
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at St. John's Nat'-e
; Baptist Church. Meeting StIreel Re\. )r.
Michael Symonette assisted i'' Rev )i
:t ', Hervis L. Bain Ji ano Rex\ \einice Siorr
will officiate. Internmemn \ 1! oL, made in
';, ._ Lakeview Memorial Gardeiv,, 1 K. Dr: e.
He is survived Ci\ line Clanu;he' ,. Delo .
SOP Poitic,. Julia M lI'oe-N.oN 1. .I ta Pon cr.
Olga W"'ilson. Corean Garl,.-' \Nl :'L
'754 Perseretta Hicks, Branhilda Bannister, Brenidalvnn. Nehii, d .A ,na
Poitier-H\ hyms: two sons. Mitchell and Hezekiah Poiier min adop 'cd
son. Charles Rolle: 39 grandchildren. Roger. F stella, Nicole. vincent : 1
Patrice Evans of Virginia, Miranda, \Wayne and K imber ex NAunroc..1 'a
Storr. Mi'roarer Jones. Letter King. Pedro Morley. N'Marce AnnischKa.
Arnette. Cvnarra. Diana and Betty Wilson. Joana C'oleb\. Jawaruo ergusItIo.
Keisha Edgecoinbe. Rokell Major. Shanay. Desmond. Ashle\ \xellingt i
Ramesh. Zmesco. Joshua and Patrelle Poitier, Samantha. Siuccll. Authr,-i
Jr., Alonzo and Shalesia Bannister, Nadia. Shaphelle and Chapoclle Whx'y's
Jr.; 23 great grandchildren, James, Vanessa. Elizabeth and ('he'sea Eva.iis.
Brando Knighten. Jeremiah. Joshua and David Vann. Turkess;t Addertly.
Philip and Julian Knowles, Shando Russell, Oniar. Tremaine and Magin
Blyden, Brittany and Jaden Wilson, Breion M!'hee, Lcahi ( .v.lasn.i e
Rawlins, Zion and Zachary Poitier and Shabethany Sax\\cr: Ine sister.
Brandhilda Dawkins; one brother. Courtney Poitier: three sitl,-rs-inr-l:iw.
Bernice and Esther Poitier and Maxine Stevens: one brother-in-law. George
Russell; six sons-in-law Hartley Neely. Cedric Wilson. Al\ in Gardiner.
Robert Hicks of Pensacola, Florida. Authrey Bannister and Starlin Neilly:
one daughter-in-law, Babara Poitier: grand daughter-in-law and son-in-
law, Jessica King and Rudolph Jones: 16 nieces. Florence and Medris
Johnson, Ernestine and Sabeletha Poitier. Sadie Chipman. Gracie and
Jenny Dorsette. Vernice Storr. Neka Knowles, Maureen and Esther Dawkins.
Gina Pratt, Elizabeth Hepburn, Pearliemae Green. Lillian Johnson and
Shirley Kerr: 18 nephews, Timothy, Emmanuel. William and Oman
Johnson. John Dorsette, Rentv Storr, Simeon. Frederiek eroy. Pat.
Bernard and Prince Dawkins. Bishop Philemon Wilson, Orthnel Poitier,
Herbert and Charles Strachan, Jackson and Anthony Russeli. godchildren.
Vanera Russell, Vernon "Papa" Rolle, Trevor Ronmer Ellertton Praii:
numerous grandnieces and nephews including Eleanor. Maxine Elswvorth,
Ken, Bridgette, Frederick. Karen. Lana, Geo. Phyllis. Ruth. Edith, Rudolph
and Aaliyah.
Other relatives and friends including the Poitier, Johnson. Arihrister. Ash
of Hollywood, Florida, Stevens, Moncur, Stubbs, King, Thurston Newhold,
Munnings, Stuart, Ching, Pratt, Bonaby, Hopkins, Bethel McKinncy,
Rahming, Dorsette, Deveaux and Romer families: the entire New Bight,
Cat Island families, especially the Dowds community, including Charels
Zonicle and John Deveaux (life long friends). Mr. and Mrs. Basil
Cumberbatch, Mr. and Mrs. Teddy McDonald, Joy Campbell. Virginia
Mortimer and family, Evan Rolle, Natasha Mackey, Brenda Archer.
Emestine Douglas, Cozette Johnson, Virginia Bain, Coral Stubbs. Marjorine
Romer, Idell Dorsette, Virian McKinney, Jimmy LaFranc and Bernard
Rolle.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the church from 1:30 p.m. until
service time.


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Nuter's Cfuneral ames


& Trematxnrium
Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

ELVA


MRS. JACQUELINE
ANGELA
"J ackie"
HAMIL TON-
WA LL CE. 40


oi Montr',s~s \venue and
former ', K i ngston, .
J.iaica i be held on
Sa:urdav, September 8th,
20-'7 at 10:-00 a.m. at The Ch ipel of Butlers'
V Ier.- H1omes and Crematori tim. Baillou Hill
I, id and Oxford Avenue. Officiating will be
3ishiop Ross Davis.

F.nd memories will always linger in the hearts of'
her Husband Herman Wallace; Two (2) Sons:
Yamick l lamilton and Jamal Wallace; One (1)
)Daughter: Shanae Nelson; Mother: Dorothy
Smith-Ross of Birmingham, England; Father:
George Hamilton: Two (2) Sisters: Michelle and
Tatmaka Smith of Birmingham, Fngland; Two (2)
Brothers: Tony and Dwight Smith of Jamaica;
/Mother-in-law: Maud Smith; Father-in-law:
Mariclee Wallace; Seven (7) Brothers-in-law:
Derek, Gregory, Walter, Warren and Jefford Smith,
Selman Strachan and Godwin Appiah; Three (3)
Sisters-in-law: Juliette Strachan, Portia Smith-
Appiah and Christine Smith; Numerous Aunts,
Uncles, Nieces, Nephews Cousins and other
relatives and friends including: Evester Bailey
and family and her family and friends in Jamaica.

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers'
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York
Streets.





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NEWBOLD BROTHERS'

CHAPEL
#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
7el: (242) 326-5773
F E SERVI FOR


SARAH BEATRICE
"Mama Sarah"
HUTCHINSON, 95


of Harboul Island. \\ll be held on Saturday.
September 08th. 20(V at 10.30a.im at \WisleN
Methodist Church. Harbour Island. Officiating
will be Ret Manre Neely and Bishop Elgarnet
Rahming Intermeni follows in St. Catherine's
Cemetery Harbour Island.
She is survived by. one son, Edwin Hutchinson:
two daughters. Deannie Johnson and Harriet
Powell: one adopted daughter. Gayle Clear;
one adopted son. Prescale Saunders:
grandchildren, Tyrone and Kevin Curry, Lawrence Hutchinson, Sylvester Powell
Jr., Dennis, Kendal, Alvin. Percy Jr., Francis and Keith Davis, Cheryl Munnings,
Bridgette Neely, Kym Rahming, Kayla Powell, Michelle and Linda Davis, Yvette
Higgs, Tanya Hutchinson, Margaret, Marilyn, Lorraine and Fredericka Davis;
greatgrandchildren, Jermaine Curry, Lindsey and Audley Munnings. Javono
Powell, Carl Rahming I, James Neely Jr., Anden Curry, Derek, Antwon, Jefferson.
Sheldon, Tavares and Davino, Shequl, Charmine. Thera, Telica and Angela Curry,
Karlyse and Karliya Rahming, Markell and Markisha Darville, Jameka Neely,
Thimeka, Indira, Kenva, Latoya, La-dawn, Keisha, Denetria, Lynette, Lisa Felecia
and Daphne Sawyer, Jamie Higgs, Bianca, Dennis, Keno, Dario.. Stefon, Mark,
Renaldo, Derick, Ricardo, Keith and Geo; brother-in-law. Cornell Hutchinson;
sisters-in-law, Cora Thompson, Natalie Hutchinson of Nassau and Rhoda
Hutchinson of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera: nieces. Francis Darling, Lillian Cash and
Louise Harris of Nassau; nephew, Edward Cash; grand-nieces, Patcina Higgs.
Genevie Morley, Leone Kemp, Sheria, Tonette. Carla, Shirley, Sheenie, Portia,
Dorothy, Harriet, Jacmta, Kenva and Shelly, grand-nephews, Erskin. Derek.
Ryan, Lenny, Lionel and Sidney Darling, Andre. Dale Paul and Peter: grand
nephew-in-law, Dencii Higgs; daughter-in-law, Louise Davis: grand sons-in-
law, Audley Munnings, .ames Neely, Carl Rahming Jr., lames Higgs and Dorien
Bowe; grand daughter-in-law, Delarese Hutchinson: grand niece-in-law. Jan
Davis; twenty-six (26) great-great grandchildren; friends and neighbours
including, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Higgs and family, Terry Deveaux and family. Bishop
Samuel Higgs and family; Louann Saunders and family, Danny Major and family,
Ralph Sawyer and family. David Barry and family. Ms. Lillian Hudson and family,
Monica Rahming and family. Nolly Higgs and family, Umse Sweeting and family,
Timothy Higgs, Mrs. .acklyn Percentie and family, Ree Rolle, Sylvia Knowles,
Mrs. Sarah Berry and family, Mrs., Chloe Mather and family, Mr. Bert Sawyer.
Anthony Percentie, Richard Percentie. Jennifer Clear and The Methodist Prayer
Group, Neville Major and family, Percival (Summer) Johnson and family,
Lighthouse Church of God Prayer Group. Spooner Grant and family, Butch
Saunders and family, Linda Brenner and family. Sheena Newbold, Harvey Roberts
and family, Edith Clear and family, Patsy Clarke and family, Susan Clear and
family, Casper Johnson and family, Samuel Cartwright and family, Christine and
Jewsilla Moss and family, Mama Coreen Ferguson and family, Rev. Laura Clinton
and family, Evangelist Elaine Downer and family, the St. Paul's Baptist Church
family, The Church of God of Prophecy, Duke Street family, Eloise Roberts and
family, Brian Sawyer, Patricia Fisher. Shelly Saunders and family, Zoc Major
and family, Mr. and Mrs.Joseph Saunders and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leader Higgs
and family. Glory Major and family, Glenroy Aranah and family, Eloise Johnson
and family, Jose' Roberts and family, the Cash's of The Bogue, Eleuthera. the
Hutchinson's of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera and the entire community of Harbour
Island.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers Chapel
Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets, on Friday from
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. then at the church in Harbour until service time Saturday.


S eE1 ti n's c1nIrtMal
So a rtuar Anhb (rematorium
84 Blue Hill Road P.C. Box N-8161 Tel: 325-7867
Fax: 325-7867




MR. LISTON JUSTIN
SS onny Liston"
GILBERT, 78

SMia resident lof Nicoll's Town,
North Andros will be heid on
Saturday 8th September 2007
sl,-at Mti7pabh Baptist Church,
iill a ils Twi in at 11:00 a.m.
wiOfficiatine will be Rev. Vehaza
SCooper. Rev Ifill Russell. Rev
J Farrilton and Rev. B.A. Newton assisted by Other
Ministers. Interment wil follow in the Nicoll's Town
Public Cemetery, North Andros.

Cherish memory will always liner in the Hearts of his
wife, Pinks Gilbert; four sons, Perry, Dowm "DeDe",
Jarius Sr. and Delon Gilbert two daughters: Chevanne
and Erica Gilbert three adopted daughters, Cleofield
Miller, Gloria Sumner and Judith McPhee two
daughters-in-law, Karen and LaTisha Gilbert; thirteen
grand-children, Tina, Abigail, Samantha, Shandon,
Brittney, Lovely, Theo, Jarius Jr., Kenrick, Kai, Ashley,
Brandy and Dontea': four great-grand's, three
brothers-in-law, Robert, Leroy and Danny Sumner;
six sisters-in-law, Cleofield Miller, Gloria Sumner,
Manvilla Kemp. Naomi, Ruth and Roslyn Sumner:
numerous nieces and nephews and A host of other
relatives and friends Including, Corporal 1260
Kenneth Miller, Cedric Poiter, Messiah Albury, Dale
Moss, Merton Evans, Elva Bowleg, Merlean Evans,
Timothy Wallace, Granville Coleby, Lanette, Alricka,
Carl Milleri Joe Lewis, Bones. Jackson, Shorty, Alphonso
Smith, Anthony McPhee, Rev. Vehaza Cooper,
Baysamae Storr, Shelly and Daisy Bowleg, Fred Russell
Jr., Angela McDonald, Gold Hanna, Rev J. Farrington,
the doctors and nurses of Nicoll's Town Clinic and the
Community of Nicoll's Town Andros and families.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints
Sweeting's Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium. #84
Blue Hill Rd. from 12.00noon on Thursday until 6.00pm
and on Friday from 3.00 pm. at the Church in Andros
until service time.


T. EMBI "'OC- ~ -,. ,-








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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020o Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

Last R iteTs For


HAROLD LIONEL
MAJOR, 96

of Berries, South Long Island will
be held on Saturday at 10am at
St. Michael and All Angels
Anglican Church, Roses Long
Island. Officiating will be Fr.
Ernest Pratt, assisted by Fr.
Addison Turnquest and Rev. Paula
Cartwright. Interment in The
Church's Cemetery, Roses Long Island.

He is survived by one daughter, Lelia Minnis; one sister,
Louise Minnis; one step sister, Pearline Mortimer; seven
grand children, Philip, Rudolph, Keith, Viola, Maria, Reynell
and Jewel; one adopted granddaughter, Jean; twenty three
great grandchildren, Tammy, Chino, Phillipa, Ghandi,
Kenny, Philisha, Inderia, Tanya, Barry, Joseph, Bradley,
Dwayne, Keniesha, Landis, Chavez, Patrell, Keithom, Tasia,
Requell, Osano, Niketra, Ashlee and Ciji; eleven great-
great grandchildren, Duran, Denniesh, Dennia, Chinae,
Sharan, Joshua, Antonya, Tajay, Ketrell, Jasmine and
Phileria; three granddaughters-in-law, Terry, Patrice and
Leebeth Minnis; two grandsons-in-law, Whitfield Neely
and William Bethel; two great grandsons-in-law, Jonathan
Campbell and Dencil Gaitor; two brothers-in-law, Lenox
Cartwright and McField Mortimer; three sisters-in-law,
Betsy Cartwright, Betty Cartwright and Desi Dean;
numerous nieces and nephews including, Frank, Harold,
Brendon, Warren, Solomon and Agatha Watson, Holland
and Theadore Major, Felice Cartwright, Rose McPhee,
Lenox, Moses, Aaron, ELton and Rocklyn Major, Cora
Johnson, Theresa Higgs, Hellena, Shelia, Patrice, Maxwell,
Leviticus, Herbert, Albert, Clifford, Preston and Robert
Cartwright; host of other relatives and friends including,
John and Burnette Cartwright, Ethlyn, Paul and Paula
Cartwright, Dianna and Kenneth Darville, Mazel Turnquest,
Ruben and Rosa Cartwright, Craig and Shirell Cartwright,
Leslie and Susan Cartwright, Mathias, Simeon and Clarice
Cartwright, Elgin and Terecita Major, Balton Major and
family, Wendall and Maude Carroll, Daniel and Jennifer
Cartwright, Cyril Tumquest, Thomas Watson, Nurse Rolle
and Bonnie, Edna Minnis, Kim Bodie, Bennett Minnis,
Regina Minnis, Crystal Murray, Shellyn Ingraham, Marsha


Murray, Karen Marsh, Roddy Albury, Annie Pratt, Flossie
Darville, Beuleah Smith, Dora Smith, the entire community
of Berries, Long Island, the Minnis family of Clarence
Town and many other relatives and friends too numerous
to mention.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kurtiss Memorial
Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street.


STACEY
BARR, 37

of Pride Estates will be held on
Saturday at 2pm at Chapel On
The Hill, Harold Road.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Genius Wells, J.P., assisted by
Rev. Ronald Akibon. Interment
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.


She is survived by her mother, Marjorie Barr Morrison;
father, Ossie Carey; stepfather, Leroy Morrison; one
daughter, Stephanie Johnson; son, Daron Bethel; sister,
Turkesha Barr; six brothers, Adrian of Virginia, Brian of
Miami, Fla. and Antone Barr, Tony, Marlin and Trevor
Carey; uncles, Roylston Knowles, Eustace Rolle, Bilmore,
George, Jimmy and Leslie Barr, Eddison Brice, Ralston
Rolle of Miami, Fla., Fred Rolle of Virginia, Marty and
Rady Knowles; aunts, Delores Kelly, Molly Sapp, Carrie
McKenzie of Exuma, Althea Rolle, Wil;imae Knowles
and Sherine; two nieces, Adriana and Ailison Gardiner;
host of other relatives and friends including, Maryann,
Shereen and Denise Kemp, Ester Scanter, Ruth
Lightbourne and the Student and staff of Ridgeland
Primary School, other relatives and friends too numerous
to mention.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Mem, rial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Frid. from 12noon
until 6pm Saturday from 10am until 12 noon and at the
church from 1pm until service time.


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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020. Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

LAST R FOR


WILLIAM
"Uncle Robbie"
1MANESS CURR1. 79

o GnQreefn Tu rtIn C'ay, Anaco
i will be hed ton Saturuay at
11 am at St. P- ter's Anglican
Church. Green Turtle Cay.
Abaco. Officiating will be
Fr. Dwight Rolle. Interment
in The Public Cemetery,
Green Turtle Cay.


He is survived by his wife, Berline Curry; four
sons, Jonathan, Kenneth, Brent and Robert Craig
Curry Jr; six daughters, Joycelyn Cooper, Kathryn
Cooper, Theresa Humes, Jacqueline Wyllard,
Branhilda and Genevieve Curry; one brother, Paul
Curry; one sister, Marion Curry; thirty grandchildren
including, Kennedy, Nathan, Nadine, Nicole, Nadia,
Nicholas, Rodney, Jason, Mason, Leandro, Santino,
Deangelo, Michelle, Chad, Sasha, Sonia, Shavon,
Jamal, Lamar, Leah, Fernado, Ramon, Lorenzo,
Joniska, Kadera, Alyiah and Janadell; seven adopted
grandchildren, Shavarigo, Jotario, Renee, Decodray,
Brad, Tamara and Marvette; four great
grandchildren, Tyran, Chasidy, Sean and Anthony;
four sons-in-law, David Smith, Vernal Cooper,
Marvin Humes and Gus Wyllard; three daughters-
in-law, Karen, Deana and Ramona Curry, nine
nieces, eleven nephews: host of other relatives and
friends including, Jenny Reckley and family. James
Curry. Michael Levarity, Muovena Clarke. Agnes
ana Basil Charlow, Whitlene Curry and family,
Marclan McKenzie. Greg Curry and family. Wilfred
Carry and family, Winston 'Winky Wilson and
family, Glen C ulmer, George Recklev. Max Russell
Coakley. Vincent Cooper and family. Nathan and
Advilda Lleyd and family.

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to celebrate the life of the later
VERA (Auntie)
FERGUSON. 86


a resident of Nassau Village and formerly
of the Hermitage Exuma. will be held on
Saturday 8th September 2007: 10 am at
Holv Cross Anglican Church. Highbury
Park. Officiating will be the Venerable
Keith Cartwright. The Reverend Father
Norman Lightbourne assisted by
Reverend Beryl Higgs and the Reverend
Ethan Ferguson and interment will follow
in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery Soldier Road. Services has .been
entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Boyd. Wendy Patricia
Morley, Angela Hall. Delores E. Butler. Rudolph Ferguson: one adopted
son. Oswald (Bobo) Ferguson: one brother Reverend Larry Ferguson of
Florida City Florida: three sisters. Mrs. Naomi Long of Homestead Florida.
Mrs. Barbara Parks of New Jersey and Doretha Stokes of Pompano Beach
Florida: three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Geneva Ferguson. Mrs. Virginia Ferguson
of Florida City and Mrs. Olive Ferguson of West Palm Beach: three sons-
in-law:. Cecil Boyd. Fredrick Morely and Israel Hall: two daughters-in-
law. Judvann Ferguson and Rosemary Ferguson: her grand children. Mark.
Clint and Ingrid Boyd, Maverick Mavcock. Ashley Bowe. Donahue,
Theodore. Timmie. Marcus. Lavardis and Peachette Morley. Chaz Morley
Smith. Mycheal and Inderia Hall. Tamico Smith. Marcel Russell Lvnberg
Southerland. Shawntell Southerland-Farri ngton. Ronnie a 'd Snerman
Curtis Jr. Darrell. Lisa. Rocio and Joshua Ferguson. lJaal 'ai Dasie
lav an and D'venta Ferguson: adopted grandchildren. Oswaid Ir. Troy
Miesha. Wendy and Vanessa Ferguson: thirtv-six reftt iranm children
other iose relatives and friends including., Johnnl I'.irrin ton. Kwama
Smiirh. )ianne Boyd. Patricia Bo\\e NMioniquc. Ielinda Tabiltha and Yvette
Morley. GClenroy and Claude FrgCuson. Rndv. R Touw i ain. Marina Fergeson.
MIaxMine Roache L.ord. I'rudi -er uison. Philip and ):Darrl Burr \\s if Miami
Florida. Patricia )iincanson .jones. lridect i gL. Tanyva Rolle. Tiffany
Wilson. Indcra BIIrro\s. MNcl in MNilu'cgrox. V'angy Bairntcl the Sturmru
family of (G;or'-e To\\,wn. lithe I:rC"isoin lamil\ olf Th"'e orcl\ I\uillma. The
Clark;e ind l)cvc;iu\ taiilics of MNloss l'o\\n i a\umn. hle ('Chirclh families
of St i\nldrc\\, s nl I hlotl Cross Parish. leno Bethel. ldclla Rolle. Hilda
\liie Ticker. Stephen (Clarke. Re\ Father Dwiguht Bowe Gladl\s Roberts
'in a ;t W0o'. Lionel Rolle. l'an a Pintard. Angcla .i '\. .\phcaii. Roosevc;t
;un; Spi"r I tinlil ,soii and ain\a MIcKen/ic.
I! iclldi 'i2!\ pal their l"isl rcpccts ail the !'inc: il h( e' tlon l:rid;i\ fromll
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S ELVIS DWAYNE
COLEBROOKE, 45

a resident of Hollywood
Subdivision and formerly of
Mastic Point, Andros, will be held
at New Covenant Baptist Church,
East West Highway, on Saturday
at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Roscoe Rolle. assisted by
other ministers of the Gospel.
Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. JFK
Drive.

Left to cherish in the memory of his life is his mother Corene
Russell; father, Isaiah Colebrooke; one son, Elvis Colebrooke
Jr.: one grand-daughter. Kenieya Colebrooke: three
brothers, Michael. Craig and Shawn Colebrooke: three
sisters. Carla Ann Saunders. Shirley Mae Francis and Eleanor
Mott; fiancee, Charmine Hanna; three step children,
Racquel, Anna, E.J: ten aunts, Edith Simmons, Ruth Ward,
Ruth Russell, Deaconess Cleomie Saunders. Mavis Gaitor;
special aunt, Beatrice Russell, Icsolene Rolle, Miriam
Colebrooke, Wilamea Gibson and Mayze Darville; four
uncles, Rolance, George, Edgar and Rodney Colebrooke;
two nieces, Latoya and Crystal Colebrooke; six nephews,
Kemeo, Michael Jr., Marlin, Chavez, Christopher and Craig
Jr. Colebrooke; numerous cousins including, Breton, Hesley
Francina, Doranell, Wendy, Deborah, Gary, Dave, Rochelle,
Michelle, Dwayne ,Derrick, Deoghory, Monique, Ruby,
Staritta, Ballahmo, Jeffrey, Garfinelle Lyden, Vernita Henley
of Miami Florida, Makell, Mario, Sandra of Miami FL.,
Sidney, Ericka, Peter, Lafera, Lathera, Sanita, Aaron, Cassius,
Ed, Erma, Ronica, Millie, Marcus, Lorenzo, Norenes,
Pandora, Ivan, and Rev. Hubert Fowler, Betty, Marilyn
Roberts, Samantha Munroe, Wilkeisha, Mavetta, Tyrone
Davis, Marco. Royann, Khadafy, Abbita, Anthonique,
Demarco, Kemeo, Kaynisha, Khadijah, Shawn. Racquell,
Yvette, Tasha, Sylvia Halina, Van, Joy, Mia, Rochelle, James
Russell. Larry Newton and family, Leanna. \ernisha, Mario
Jr, Andy Saunders Jr.; special relatives and friends
including, Andrea and Steven Thompson. Benjamin Bain,
Anthony Grant. Maxwell McBride. John Thompson, Hensley
Taylor. Rev. John N.T. Rolle. Evelyn Moss. Jeff. Christian


Saunders, the Jones Town family of Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama, and the Pastor and members of Devine Praise
Baptist Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday at the church from 12:00 p.m. until service
time.


ALTHEA LOUISE
MAJOR-WILSON, 46


a resident of Finlayson Street, will
be held at Mount Olive Baptist
Church, Meadow Street, on
Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss.
assisted by Rev. Benjamin Gray.
Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.


Left to cherish her memory are her 5 children, Marsha,
Nyochee, Carlos, Drexell and Latario Major; 3 brothers,
Clifford Rolle, Vincent and Peter Major; 1 uncle, Alfonzo
Major; 1 daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Gray; 2 aunts, Netty
Major and Gertrude Dean; numerous grandchildren, Brian,
Aliesha Payne, Gabriel, Diamond, Carlissa Major. Carlos
Major Jr., Maygon St. Claude, Taharji, Nyiesha Dawkins,
Sereno Stuart and Zion Dawkins; 3 sisters-in-law, Theresa
Major, Michelle Rolle and Bethann Major; nieces, Cheryl
Major, Irene Bethel, Cliffchella Rolle, Katty and Tory Major;
grandnieces, Erica, Branisha Forbes, Alexis Musgrove,
Destiny Major and Maurica, Vandicia and Meme Major;
nephews, Maurice. Vincent Jr. Major, Clifforne Rolle,
Terrance Bethel and Deangelo Major; grandnephews, Ricardo
Major, Berin Finalis. Terran Cox; great grand niece. Radesha
Forbes; cousins. Bradle'. Natasha, Jerome. Sherine Wright.
Enid, Charline and Julicann: and a host of other relatives
and friends. Ms. Alma, Ms. Marge and Picky.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demcritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and at the church
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SDANIEL "DANNY"
WILLIAMS, 74

a resident of Mangrove Ca),,
Andros, will be held at St. Anselm's
Roman Catholic Church, Bernard
Road. Fox Hill, on Saturday at 2:00
p.m. Officiating will be Msgr.
S Preston A. Moss. Interment follows
c. in St. Anselm's Cemetery, Bernard
_Road. Fox Hill.
Left to cherish his memory are his
I sister, Marinette Miller; 1 brother. Clifford Sturrup of
Mangro, e Cay, Andros; numerous nieces, Anika Strachan.
Donnan'A'e, Ruth, Naomi Miller and Rudymae Meadows:
nephew, Don, Norman, Cephas. Cyril Miller, Chris Sturrup;
other reklaives and friends including, the Pearce Ward family
at Geria,-ic Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the church
from 1 00 p.m. until service time.


MARIA ROLLE, 93

a resident of #22 Kiki Street and
formerly of High Rock, South
Sd Andros, will be held at St. John's
Native Baptist Cathedral, Meeting
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Michael
C. Symonette, assisted by Rev. Dr.
( .r Hervis Bain and Pastor James
SI Knowles. Interment follows in
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Cherished memory will forever linger in the hearts of her
devoted daughter, Myrtle Thompson; grandchildren and
their spouses, Christa, Bruce, Della, Michael (Cush), Dwight
(Pam), and Judith; great grandchildren, Christa Raye
(Christa), Baron., Jasmin, and Brandon (Bruce), Maraisha and
Mark Aaron (Michael), Deanne and Ashley (Dwight); great
great grand sons, Brandon (Deanne) and Bravano (Baron);
a host of nephews and nieces, Agnes, Albert and Naomi
Rolle (Hasting Sr.); Lee Dressa Mae, Clarita, Seniorita,
Sanctious and Ishmael Jr. (Ishmael Sr.), Shirlean, Linwood,
Vernita, Iris, Pasqual Jr., Sam, Lenny, Donald, Glen, Melonie,


Elvease, Montrae, Donna and George Jr. (Pasqual), Arthur
'Gully'. Magnola Strapp, Early Adderley and Valderine Gray
(Vulcan), Mason and Myriam, (Eutychus), Terrance and
Veronique (Iris), Thristina, Pastor Adeline Jones, Gerald
(Bulla), and Ishmael (Gerald Sr.), Lilly Mae and Maria
(Hervin), Magarita Mackey, Cornelius Cooper, Veronica,
Phillip, Staford and Herbert Cooper (Wealthy), and Carletha;
grand nephews and nieces, Keith, Ira, Paige, Matilda and
Antlony (Basil Smith); Shirley (Doreen Rolle); Annie Rolle-
Smith (Maria Rolle), Picewell Forbes-M.P., South Andros
(Lillymae Rolle-Forbes); many special cousins, Carl, Una
and Carla Kemp, Frederika 'Vangy' Whylly, Pastor James and
Fran Knowles, Steven and Doris Kemp, Mervin Fynes, Janet
Bain. Cleora Pratt, Ellerston Smith and Agatha Neely, Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Basil and Shelton Rolle, Cheryl Brown.
Rehesar and Kendal Smith, Pheris Rolle, Ivan Rolle. Hortense,
Ersil and Zelma, David and Willis Rolle, Preston Johnson and
Maxine Roile, Nancy Stuart and family, Leo Lundy, Jenny
Davis, Patsy Evans, Jennifer and Lionel Johnson, Nehemiah
Cooper, Mae Bethel and family, Century Anna Johnson and
family, Pastor Theo Neeley and family, Rev. Dr. Lerodney
Rolle, Kathleen Rolle-Frith, Ortneil 'Uncle Orty' Kemp, Joseph
Kempy, Mary Kemp-Brown, Catherine Moxey-Smith and
family, Cecelia Harris and family, Vera Bethel, Bishop William
Johnson, Charles and Shirley Johnson, Princess Johnson and
family, Susan Kemp, Lula Bain and family, Althea Rolle-
Smith and family, Ilford and Lillian Forbes, Deacon Tommy
Rolle and family, Eltha Rolle, Harry Rolle, Cynthia Newman,
Naydon Sutherland, Sandra Archer, Stephanie Meadows and
family, Carnard Bethel, Simeon Thompson and family, Pearline
Lynes, Pastor Glendina Knowles and family, Eureka McKinney.
Barbra McKinney, Shirley Coakley and family, Daniel 'Son'
Walker, Olga Mae Johnson, Erma Minns, Harry and Hilda
Johnson, Joshua 'Pool' Johnson, Mercita Johnson, Sydney
Knowles and family, Hassam Rolle, Veressa Rolle-Williams,
Wilfred and Vernon Rolle, Dianna and Thomas Dames, Eula
Dames-Rolle and family, Gladstone and Pastor Wilfred
Adderley, James Smith, Doreen Forbes, Zebedee Rolle,
Anthram Rolle and family, Sylvia Kemp-McKenzie, Orthneil
Lewis and family, Joseph Xavier Johnson, Inez Rolle and
family, James and Sandra-Rolle-Bartlett, Lofton and Francita
Neeley, Jenny Neeley, Eleanor Francis, Garrett and Clyde
Finlayson, Mena Hepburn, Estella Rolle-Bain, Elorn and
Walton Rolle, Virginia Rolle-Mott, Dorie Grant-Cash, Jane
Kemp, Janet Bullard, Hope Curry, Duquesa Dean and Harriett,

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service
time.


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MITZI SIMONE
McFALL KEMP, 38

a resident of Current Island, Eleuthera
and formerly of Nassau, will be held
at Transfiguration Baptist Church,
S Market and Vesey Streets, on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Stephen E. Thompson, assisted by
,,. Rev'd Basil Johnson. Interment
follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Andrew Kemp: four
daughters, Deshan McFall, Andrea. Darnel and Mvrah Kemp;
mother, Patsy Bridgewater; great grandmother. Mrs. Estela
Bridgewater: two sisters, Charlene Lunn, and Dorothy Fernander:
two brothers, Theodore Rolle of Freeport. Grand Bahama and
Reubon McFall; father in-law, Luther Kemp: mother-in-law,
Lornea Kemp; four sisters-in-law, Lorna Rolle of Freeport. Grand
Bahama, Suzette Wallace, Terry Cash, and Keyseher Kemp of
Current Island; six brothers-in-law, Thomas Lunn, Bonnet Wright,
Pastor Martin Kemp, Patrick Kemp, Okeil Cash, and Brad Wallace
of Current Island; ten nieces, O'Tynesia and Seabricka Lunn.
Evtonia Rolle, Cassandra Munroe, Bradish Wallace, Tia and
Trenique Cash, Theleca Collins, Jasmine and Amanda Kemp of
Current Island; thirteen nephews, O'Neil Missick, Tyrone Jr. and
Tavares Lunn, Carlin, Shequelle and Sharvargo Smith, Ramon,
Theophilues, Ladon and Chancerie Rolle of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Kevin Brown, Avery Kemp, and Shelton Bodie of Current
Island; seventeen aunts, Yvonne Clarke, Sheilamae Taylor, Terrceita
Rolle of Exuma, Antoinette Rolle, Ruth and Angelia Bridgewater,
Janet Adderley, Cynthia Fritz of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Orelia
Ferguson, Alice Bowe, Cindy Taylor. Helen Butler, Melva Marshall,
Roslyn Marshall, Shirleymae Bethel, Linda Bridgewater. and
Theresa Bridgewater; ten uncles, Leonard Bridgewater Jr.. Patrick
Adderley of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Emmanuel Rolle of Exuma,
Maxwell Butler, Clyde Marshall, Lionel Marshall. Buster Kemp.
Claudis Bethel of Eleuthera, and Issac Taylor Jr.; four grand
aunts, Mythis Brown, and Emily Kemp of Current Island, Lucinda
McKenzie of Miami Florida, Shirley Weech of Freeport, Grand
Bahama; thirteen god children, Markera Munroe, Richard, and
Jauntae Brown, Jada Munroe, Lamezo Dean Jr., Myron Johnson,
Renesa, and Jarnario Munroe, Richanna Newbold, Drexel Wright
Ill, Sharmad, Meleeke, and Nathaniel Kelly; numerous relatives
and friends including, Advilda and family, The Miller family,
Angelia Bain and family, The Dean family, George and Diane
Miller, Laura Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Braithwaite, Mr.
Beneby, Natasha Smith and family, Noreanda McDonald, Claudia
Saunders, Francina Beneby, Shonell and Demetrius Marshall, Ben
Forbes and family, Carla Colebrook and family, Javon, Trevor,
and Shantell Bethel, Paul Lamm and family, Julian Lamm and
family, Nikie Lamm and family, Lanora Lamm and family, Lilette,


Anthony. Colin. Stacy, Trevor, Brent, Marco Butler and families,
Jerome Martin, Isaiah and Indera Taylor, Cadinal and Farah Russell,
Halcyon and family, Dr. Rally Butler, The Staff of Gynae Ward,
The Staff of the Emergency Room at PMH, The Staff of Doctors
Hospital. The Transfiguration Baptist Church family,
Banquet/Stewarding at Kerzner International, Pastor and Mrs.
Turnquest of Current Island, Antoinette Roker and family, Pasty
Roker and family, Karen Moxey and family, Mr. Deno Moss and
family, Charmaine Mortimer and family, Tracey and Terrance
Musgrove, Nekera Taylor, Mario and Renardo Newbold, Raphael
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews and family, the Lincoln Blvd. family,
Mr. and Mrs. Moss and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brown and family,
Grammy T and family, Pasty Powell and family, The Staff of Total
Serenity Spa, Cheryl Wells and family, Latasha Ferguson, Terah
Lowe and family. Raymond, Lyndon and Coretta Fraizer and
family, Mr. and Mrs. George Rolle and family, Kayla Ingraham,
the Lunn family, Princess and family, the Coakley family, the
Sands family. Christine Taylor and family, Francis Carol and family,
the Serville family, Ms. Patsy Bowleg and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at
the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


Graveside service for
NELLIE MADE
LIGHTBOURNE
better known as "Lilly Moore", 91

a resident of Cowpen Road and Faith
"4 -" Ave. and formerly of Current Island,
X* Eleuthera will be held at Southern
S Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard,
.' A on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Eugene Clare, assisted
-, by Rev. Dr. Rosetta V. Clare.
-Interment follows.

She is survived by her step-sisters, Euterpie Scott and Deloris
Mortimer: step-brother-in-law, Ulric Mortimer Jr., nephew, Herbert
Lightbourne and Viola Lightbourne; cousin, Gloria Gaiter, Glorian
Storr and the staff and senior citizens at the Mary Ingram Senior
Citizens' Home, Mary Churtum: pastors, Mary Weeda, Fara Webster
and Jane Arnol, Ralph Saunders, Iris Donaldson. Frank Saunders,
Waveney Bastian Myma. Hoogers; pastors. Eugene and Dr. Rosetta
V. Clare and the family of Rhema Christian Ministries, and a host
of relatives and special friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on
Friday from 9-12:00 noon and at the cemetery from 1:00 p.m. until
service time.


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VIERGE LUCY
JOSEPH, 78


a resident of Brougham
Street and Hospital Lane
Sand formerly of Le Borgne,
Haiti, will be held at Our
SLady of the Holy Soul
Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on Saturday
at 11:45 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Michael
Kelly, and Fr. Kaze Eugene, S.M.M., assisted by
Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming and Rev. Deacon
Maxwell Johnson. Interment follows in Catholic
Cemetery, Tyler Street.

Left to mourn her passing are, 1 son, Hubert
Evans Jr.; 4 daughters, Lamercie Innocent, Aniece
Innocent-Burnside, Christine Evans and Celestine
Evans-Creighton; 12 grandchildren,. Marie
Coombs, Olvin Dulcio, Raymond Francois,
Orville Dulcio, Harold Francois, Anastacia Evans,
Ronnette Creighton, Cristy Creighton, Mara
Burnside and Rohan Creighton II; 1 great grand
child, Raymond Francois III; 3 sons-in-law;
Ernest Burnside, Dalisma Barochin, and Rohan
Creighton; 1 grand son-in-law, Albert Coombs;
other relatives and friends including, Delivrance
Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Apollon, Alexandra, Agnes
Symonette and family, Ernestine Barton, the
Pierre family, Joseph family, Muller family,
Boiron family, Eustache family, Silvani and
family and her cousins, Lonnilia Gloria, Augustin,
and Anna and the Bain and Grants Town family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-
6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church
from 11:00 a.m. until service time.


RUSSELL & PINDER'S
FUNERAL HOME
Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 -Freeport, Grand Bahamas


SHEM
CHILLION
MARTIN, 46


S of Martin Town, Eight Mile
S: Rock, Grand Bahama, will
Sbe held on Saturday,
74 September 8, 2007 at 11:00
a.m. at Community Holiness
.,. Church, Eight Mile Rock.
Officiating will be Pastor
Carlton Gardiner, assisted
by Brother Derek Edwards. Interment will follow
in Harbour West Cemetery.

He is survived by four children, Chaz, Cortnell and
Chillianne Martin and Gardenia Bevans; mother,
Marie Martin; four brothers, Sanson, Edmund, Luke
and Jude Martin; three sisters, Marilyn Dames,
Dorothy Wright and Cindy Martin, special
companion, Venera Rigby; one brother-in-law, Esau
Wright; seven adopted children, Sasha, Arementha,
Terlisa, Ternesa, Stephanique, Stephan and Stephen;
six aunts, Mereill Lewis, Alma Russell, Patricia
Daley, Dorothy. Rejoina and Geneva Martin: one
uncle, Hasten Russell; 15 nieces Alarice Johnson,
Antonia Moss, Tanya Malcolm, Tica Wright, Sherone
Singh, Zeneka, Zenadia, Tenesha, Teshona, Tivona,
Shekinah, Lukia, Ashan and Havanna Martin and
Jasmine Bullock: 17 nephews, Treco Wright, Lamon,
Kevon, Edmond. Brent, Jude Jr., Jayve, Javez and
Javainno Martin. Hanfred and Jared Cartwright,
Shorn Malcolm. Don Singh, Pedro Moss, Waylan
Bartlett, Troy Johnson and Jay Green; hine
grandnieces and five grandnephews and a host of
other relatives.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's
Funeral Home, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, September
7, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service time.


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Cockburn Town
San Salvador, Bahamas
Telephone:
(242) 331-2642


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CLEOLA
COAKLEY
LUNDY, 72

formerly of Long Bay Cays,
South Andros will he held on
Saturday, at 1 -00 a.m. on
8thSeptember. 2007 at Good
Shepherd Church Of God, Ida
Street. Officiating will be Bishop
Shervin L. Smith, Bishop George
O. Flower and Pastor A. Kenneth
Fowler. assisted by other
ministers of the Gospel.
Interment will be held at
Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.


She is survived by, seven sons, Willard Clarke, Rev. Kenneth Fowler,
Arnold Simmons, Carlton Pratt, Alfred, Anthony, and Harrison
Coakley; two daughters, Cynthia Knowles and Donna Coakley: one
son-in-law, Lorenzo Knowles; four daughters-in-law, Ingrid Clarke,
Sharon Fowler, Cislyn Simmons and Eleanor Pratt; grand daughters,
Princette Strachan, Arine Culmer, Jermaine Coakley, Keva Simmons,
Khalilah and Carlisle Pratt, Kendra Clarke, Vashti Simmons, Keneisha,
Alexand Fowler and Renee; grandsons, Craig Knowles, Christopher,
Warren, Kevin, and Kenron Clarke, Shavargo Rolle, Ken and Wayne
Price, Valentino, Donathon, Devon, Vaughn and Ali Simmons,
Lorenzo, Krishna, Dedrick E. Smith-Fowler, Kenneth Jr. and Harrison
Jr.; great-granddaughters, Martineka Johnson, Johnniqua and Alexus
Francis, Ariana Strachan, Tanecia Simmons, Kevia, Tatiana,
Chrishawna, Claudette and Jade Clarke, Kendeca and Caina; great
grandson, Kevin Wilkinson, Raymond Rolle, Terrance Brown,
Marlon Curry, Ethan Simmons, Darren Wells Jr., Brandon Clarke,
Christopher Jr., Chrishon, Rashad, Nyjee, and Deleano Strachan;
nieces, Marina Donathon, Daphne Cartwright, Janet Lundy and
Bridgette McPhee; nephew: Christopher V. Gibson; great grand
nieces, Janeel, Jaquel and Kendeca; great grand nephews, Vajeev
and Jun; relatives and friends including, Bishop Shervin Smith and
family; Geneva and Beulah Stuart, Rev. Hartman Stuart, Rev. Carlton
Stuart, Corraine and Leah Stuart, Eva Bastian, Malachi Lundy,
Josephine Jackson, Rose, Remilda Sturrup, Dr. Simmons, Arthur
Dorsette and family, Priscilla, Christopher Stuart and family, Andrew
Cartwright, Jack Adderley, Darren Wells, Marvin Davis, Andrea, Dr.
Burrows, Nurse Bonaby, Tamika Simmons, Donalee, Tiffany, Patricia
Johnson, Mrs. Moss, Alfred Coakley, Mrs. Pierre, Katherine,


ip versidc 3 uncral Chapef
"Where the river lies still.
S24 HOURS A DAY
'"Semin The Bahamas IWith Pride"
FRANK M. COOPER Funeral Director
Prqofsiona/ People Who Care
eCar


Market Street & Bimini Avenue
P.O. Box GT 2305
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellular: (242) 395-8931


Thomacena Stubbs, Hanna Rahming, Caroline McPhee, Erika Longley.
Elizabeth Smith, Wellington Culmer and family, Denika and the
Adderley family, Lyndira and the Collie family, the Brown family,
the Sandilands Village family, the Sweeting family, the Staff of
Atlantis, Bengy and the Curry family, Rhoda and family, the Miller
family, Dan and family, Golden Gates Outreach Ministries, The
Lyford Cay Club, Straw Vendors, Fox Hill Clinic, National Insurance
and the Ferguson family.

Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Chapel, Market Street and
Bimini Avenue on Friday, 7th September, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. 7:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time.


TONY "CHINAMAN"
MILLER, 29

formerly of Step Street, Fox Hill will be held on Saturday. 8th
September, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Macedonia Baptis) Church, Bernard
Road. Fox Hill. Officiating will be Rev..Dr. David .)ohnson. assisted
bv Rev. Hartman Nixon. Interment will be held at Fox Hill Cemetery.
Fox Hill.

He is survived by his sister. Sherin Deveaux Rolle, Vandamae Alburn
and Charlene Miller: adopted brother. Jason Moss nephews, Jama:
and Shelton Rolle, Quentin Hepburn. Davidson Thompson, Dine
Williams. Claud and Lestro, Lesbott and Travis Thompson (New
Bight Cat Island). Jaron and Labron Minis: nieces, Latoya ano
Kayshell Rolle. Samantha Thompson, Chavania Albury. Carra Miller
and Myer Mazard: grand niece, Khadaija Thompson: aunts. Malvise
Cooper, Edna Bonaby, Lucyne Bonaby. Ethel Malakius, Monet
Newbold, Zearia, Milcha and Mazel Deveaux, RN Staff Nurse Jacklyn
Bonaby, Catherine, Clara and Drucilla Miller; grand aunts, Evangeline
Gibson, Rebecca Williams, Emily Ferguson, Cecelia Dean and Ada
Strachan (Arthur's Town, Cat Island); uncles, Rodgers Bonaby,
Detective Sergeant 1442 Eucal Bonaby, Carol and Wenzell Deveaux
(Freeport, Grand Bahama), Raymos and Cephas Deveaux, Chris
Malakius, Charley, Sammy, Ken and Norris Miller; grand uncles,
William Miller and Felix Farrington; brother-in-law, Charles Albury;
cousins; Sandy Farrington, Minister Dianne Coakley, Gayland
Farrington, Sherene Johnson, Nioka Cartwright, Jacquelyn Rodgers,
Moesha Poitier, Regina and Jalyncia Bonaby and Christine Bain
(Divel 's Point, Cat Island), Donnellar Jones, Joe Gilbert (New York),
Bradley Fernander, Steven Mitchell, Sedrick and Keith Poitier, Eucal
Bonaby Jr., Menechem Gilbert, Chris and Lynden Miller; and a host
of friends including, Jermaine "Bookie" Minnis, Joycemae and
Shenique "Nickey" Adderley, Senator Dr. Jacinta Higgs and family,
Gaye Johnson and family (Governor's Harbour Eleuthera), Mildred
Thompson and family, Tunmmy Tucker, Katherina Gardiner and family,
Margarita Knowles, Florance Ramsey and friend, Eileen Bain and
family, Marita and Theresa Ferguson, Bernadett Brown and family,
Cora Mackey and family, Fedrick Kemp and family. Kervin Ferguson
and family, Clarence Ferguson and family, Angela Albury, Antoinette
Smith, Misheal and Jeno Jean-Smith and Raina Hanna, Clyde Williams,
Antonia Bain, Felecia Ferguson, Jacinta Johnson, Shenique Rolle.
Judy Hampton (Opa Locka Florida), Elsie Saunders, Lavern Felix,
Charmaine Brown (Hollywood Florida), and Joy Cleare (Miami
Florida).

Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Chapel, Market Street and
Bimini Avenue on Friday, 7th September, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. 7:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time.


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FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


Pg4 GENEVIVE
S"Abby Lafleur"
SHERMAN-WARE, 77

S of Abbie's Close and fonnerly of Conch
SSound, Andros, will be held on Saturday.
SSeptember 8th, 2007 at 11:00 a. in. at
S Golden Gates Native Baptist Church.
Lobster Avenue. Officiating will be Re\.
"Dr. Alonzo A. Hinsey. Interment will
4. follow in Woodlawn Gardens. Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish Abbie's precious memories are her Daughter: Maria
Louise Richner, Son: Hannibal Ware. Grand Daughter: Krystal
Sweeting, Grand Son: Tonico Ware. Daughter-in-law: Elkeyra
Ware, Sisters: Rosemary Sherman. Esther Sherman-McKenzic and
A. Missouri Sherman-Peter, Brothers: Eugene Sherman. Dr. (GorCge
Sherman, and Ezel Sherman, Sisters-in-law: Sandra Sherman. )Dr
Vivica Fitzpatrick-Sherman, Laura, Hectoria and Isobel Sherman.
Brothers-in-law: William McKenzie and Dr. Sebastian Peter. Nieces
including: Effie Wallis, Betty Davis-Thompson, Estelle Da is.
Esthermae Jolly, Chevez Turquest, Marsha Sherman-Bain. Charmaine
Miller, Esecia, Tecuma and Kimberley Sherman, Rowena Bethel, Gina
Stubbs-Facey, Cora Stubbs-Day, Bernadette Garcia, Martina Cartwright.
Melika Harris, Tiyi Sherman, Senaka Akaibi Peter, Simone Sherman
and Barbara Wallace, Nephews including: Wellington, Ferdinand and
Louise Sherman, Benjamin Davis, Lt. Peter Sherman, Michael Sherman,
Derick and Kevin Sherman, Asst. Supt. Robert Sherman-Young, Roger
Vaughn Sherman Jr., Sebastian A. Peter Jr., Mario, Darren and Ezel
Sherman Jr., Grand Nieces including: Joanne Rolle, Rev. Missouri
McPhee Culbert, Shaunielle Bain, Delphine Sherman-Davis and Ray
Davis, Denise Sherman, Sacha and Kiana Miller, Tiana and Kiyah
Sherman, Tatum Sherman, and Deborah Jolly, Grand Nephews
including: Michael Percentie, Lloyd, Jerrod and Richard Thomas
Thompson, Ramone, Steven and Alex Turnquest, Jason and Ryan
Bethel, Wellington Jr., Humphrey and Marvin Sherman, Cousins
including: Naomi McQueen, William Griffin, Bruce LaFleur, Maria
LaFleur, and members of the Sherman and LaFleur Families and a host
of other Relatives, Special and very Dear Friends including: Shrette
Adderley, Judy Sturrup-Rolle and Solomon Rolle, Marina Culmer.
Mildred Sands, Tuesday Turnquest, Ivy Sears. Sonia Cox. Pauline
Knowles, Rafelita Bowles and Dr. Hubert Orlander, Organizations
including: The Women's Association of the Free National Movement
and Member of the Carmichael Constituency of the Free Nationa!
Movement.

***There will he no public viewing.


HUEL CHARLES
FERGUSON, 43

of Sapodilla Blvd., Pinewood Gardens,
will be held on Saturday, September 8h,
2007 at 11:00 a. m. at First Baptist Church,
Market Street. Officiating will be Dr.
Earle Francis. Interment will follow in
-. Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F.
Kennedy Drive.

Left to cherish his fond memories are his
Wife and Confidant: Paulette. Children: Shavante, Desinique,
Huliiah. and Huel Jr., Mother: Enid Ferguson. Sisters: Judith.McPhee,
Ruby Moss-Adderley. and Renay Ferguson, Brothers: Wesley Ferguson,
Da\vd Carey-Lopcz. Norman Moss. Rufus Moss. and Samuel Collie,
Mother-in-law: Marina McKenZie. Sisters-in-law: Janet Ferguson
and Donnelle Carey-Lopez. Brothers-in-law: Sean Melbourne. Michael
McKenzie. and Jerome Adderley, Aunts: Pearl Moss, Genevieve
Roker. Deborah Montgomery. and Sandra Walkes, Uncles: Eleazer
Ferguson, Alfred Moss and Kenneth Johnson, Nieces: Laketra, Tikoya,
and Harviette. Nephews: Benjamin, Jamaal, Sean Jr., Nathan, Trumaine,
and Ajani. other Relatives and Friends: Wayne Taylor and Charlie
Johnson and their Families, Bobo, Christopher Gaitor, Boss, Gary,
Antoine, Livingstone, David, Kim, Cleon, Ricky, Fertell. Blue, Terrence,
Carroll, Moultrie, Flowers, Raymond Rolle, Hon. Kendal Wright, M.
P., Dr. Tyrone "Butch" Bartlett, Tristan, Stafford, Derek, Willie, Mark,
Jason, D. J. Payne, Judy and Teddy, Kendal, Lilla, Rose, Christine,
Chris, Junior, Greg, Anastacia, Tammy, Theresa, Tony, Sergio,
Charmaine, Carl, Devon, Sansirae, and SaMia, Lucille McPhee, Marsha
Saunders, Carolyn Lewis, and Sylvia Miller and their Families, the
Lambert Family, Dorcus Williams, Pemell Jones, Betty Collie, Ruthmae
Ferguson, Olive Collie, Helen Bain, and Sharon Munroe and their
Families. Top Class Security, Cocktails & Dreams, Charlie's Club,
East Street Supermarket, Town Centre Mall, Super Clubs Breezes,
Atlantis Royal Towers Housekeeping Staff, and many more Relatives
and Friends too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Halycion Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on
Friday from 10:00 a. mi. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church
on Saturday from 10:00 a. m. until service time.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport. G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 372 1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Pobinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau. N.P.. Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUSERL,"RICFO


IDONY .ALE.\\1)1
BARR 2


of Tnniiad Ave.. Lliabetih I' -; \\ hIe
held on Saturday. Sentl',- : er 8' 20 ) a.
10:00 ia m at Salem 1Unloi Baptis Church
Tayloi Street. Offtciating w ill bIhe heRev.
Dr. C. W Saunders. Interment \c\i!I ftolow
"I in \ oodlawn Garden. Sckii Rc.ad

". Left to cherish memories are his lo\ ing
..- Wife: Lache Johnson Ban. Daughter:
Deidre Barr. Sons: Donnv Barr 11' and
Waldon Brown. Parents: Donald and
Gw\neth Barr. Brothers: lennaine. Danmian
and Angelo Barr. Sister-in-law: Shakira Barr, Grand Father: Basil
Huyler, Aunts: Stephanie Forbes. Lavern Bostwick. Tina Knowles. Daphne
Huyler, Betty Sweeting, Annamae Flowers. Nita and Edith Barr, and Eloise
Huyler, Uncles: Patrick. Lowell. Bernard. Nicholas, lHillary, Valentine.
Anthony, Lopez and P. J. Huyler. Raymond Barr, Ken Forbes Dereck
Flowers, and Kenneth Sweeting, Grand Aunts: Dorothy Butler., Lorraine
Newbold, Berly Clark, Bernice Armbrister, and Coral Huyler. Grand
Uncles: Willie Butler and Bernie Davis. Mothers-in-law Angela Bucknor
and Catherine Johnson, Grand Parents-in-law: Mr. and Mrs. Bucknor.
Sisters-in-law: Renee Beckford. Serina Johnson, and Shavanti Kelly,
Brothers-in-law: Courtney Bucknor, Dervile and Tawn Bucknor, Aunts-
in-law: Velzaline Diazgarcis, Marion Davis, Elizabeth Grant, Curlene
Burrows, Lisa Burrows, Sonia Bucknor. Janet Johnson. Nicola Olive, and
Thelma Johnson, Uncles-in-law: Alvah. Creswell, Kenneth, and Leonard
Johnson. a host of other Relatives including: the Family of the late Janet
Bullard, Kevin Dean and Debara Bethel (God Parents). Melvinna Russell.
Ilene Smith. Linda Dean, Bishop Moss. and Andrew Benjamin and their
Families, Staff of Bahamasair in Nassau and Freeport and ('o 4rnett.
Kathleen Darville. Father Sturrup. Kirk Tinker, Mrs. Nag Bodie. and Nurse
Armbrister and their Families, StoiTfand Students ofC W Saundcrs School
and Queen's College, Rev. Dr. C. W. Saunders and the Membr-s otfSaiem
and George Knowles. Ruth Malcolm. Mr. Rogers. Mr I ester rurnqueslt
Patrick Gibson. and Mr. Rolle and lheir Families. Sharon and (,ree S'co l.
Lydia Mavcock. Mrs. Thurston, Mr. (ooper. and the -lon !:aril I)eaicaux
and their Families. Doris and Christine Rolle. Lenora Nixon and \nd \
Culmer and their Families, the Storr. Barr and Bridgc\veiar Familics. rince
Munroe and Familv. the (ibson Family of'C'ulmner.\ llc. Iilln I'avloi aind
Family. Mr. Baker. Father Basil Txncs. Fsra Sands. I ilrle lohnson i(arli
Taylor. Leslie Curtis. Denise and Sandra Rolle. Al in and Mair Rolle.
Oswald and Mertle Rolle. Nathaniel Bastian. Tarvana alndi :idwxiid C('lcarec.
William and (derre .lohnson, James Longley, I Iho and A\rlen .ollllon.
Barbara Kine. .lulian and Valencia Johnson. Laven Iand I rraince I rris-
Smith. Sharon Poitier. Nardo uBllard. Leslie Smith. S;imxi\ )Danl. Karlceni
Rolle. Jeovani anid Daval Rolle. Anton Smith. Tony Icruii'isoln. In;11 An1hoiv
Rolle and Familyv. Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Adderley. MN Bannister. Mr. Strachan. Staff of the Ministr\y o'f ih. lic;iard 1lixon.
Jay and Virgie Gordon, Ramond Rallse.y. Vera Grant, hi:hamna,, 13tii,, Ser\icc
Association,. the ('ommunit of Fi/laheth states. < otin,. \iccs and


k ';-. 'ii s i t)',o : ot ml cl.' ( 1n.

I ewing, wil! he e'ld in the "Irenic Suite" at Restview Memiorial 1Mortuairy
i Crematoriunt Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday fi'om' 10:06
a in untit 6:00 p. m. and then again a, iIt church on Sat;urday from
9 .il) a. in. nttii Iervice time.
... I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .


EVA
BURROWS, 78

of Deadman's Cay, Long Island, will be
held on Saturday, September 8th. 2007 at
11:00 a. m. at St. Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road. Officiating will be
Rev. Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte assisted by
Rev. Fr. Ernest Pratt. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens. Soldier .Road.


"'% Cherished memories will forever linger in
I_ the hearts of her Two Sons: Wilfred and
Lyle Burrows. Three Daughters: Cynthia
Rolle. Rose Edgecombe. and Virginia Carey, Eleven Grand Children:
Shirley Smith. L. S. Charles Edgecombe Jr., Anastacia Sands. Charlene
Edgecombe. Tamika Carroll. P. C. 2720 Colintino Edgecombe. Alexander
and Andrew Burrows, Eljanae and Evita Carey, and Tahj Burrows, Ten
Great Grand Children: Adjuwon Lockhart, Aleatha Burrows. Wendysha
Kerr. Lashonte' Rolle, Dehron Smith. Ashanti Carroll, Eamon Adderley
Jr. Harley Sands Jr., Hayley Sands and Carlos Edgecombe. Three Sons-
in-law: Arthur Rolle, Charles Edgecombe Sr.. and Elvis Carev. One
Daughter-in-law: Jethlyn Burrows, Three Grand Sons-in-law: D. S.
Berlin Smith, L. S. Harley Sands Sr., and Paul Carroll. One Grand
Daughter-in-law: Ramona Edgecombe, One Brother-in-law: Rudolph
Turnquest. Six Nephews: Cardinal. Linfield and Abbey Newman. Gary
Delainore. Jelffev Wright, and Donnie Cirant, Seven Nieces: rhelma and
Marilvn W\right. Roslvn Knowles. Prescola. Charlotte and Barbara Newman.
and Rosie I t s. Numerous Relatives and Friends including: Maude
[3ride',aier fBest Friend). Dorothea Yvonne, Leslie. Maine. Neville.
Mladic. A.\niomcte. Cecilia. Patricia. Perpetua. J.uanita. Francis. Eamon.
(ilenrox and Nurse Burrows. Philip. Madlyn. El\a. Amoi. Clarence.
icnc\;. Rutbv. Iloutlas. Rosanna. L.agloria. Florence 'Tin Taylor. Mr.
.ind Mrs C(i'thord Ritchie. iand Roland and \gnes Carey. Gerild McHlardv.
Ii chel Il'deconmbe. la rarbai Price. and Paul Tvnes and thcir Families.
i)ol olh\ mad Sccta Roberts. )tilcini (Coopier the Musgrovx Family. Malcolm
:\ddcrlvc and fmnilIv. .ane Kemp. the M management and Sitat' ofShayne's
D)Cepail menli S'ore the Stal'i ol" Deadmnan's ('a\ Clia n 01 :, the entire
( ,i n \ l "o i 'e dnian", (',i\. I on',i ,wland.

S'fi'in., ,Iill I he /'hl in th' celestiala l Suirte" at Restifie'' .Memorial
lMorilnir' ( 'rremtoriluml Ltd.. Rohiinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
ftoun 10:00 a. in. until 6:00 p. i. and then agati at the chmurli on Saturdai
1 urniit ( I:fl0 a. m iil service ti/lie.


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FREEPORT
11A East Corali Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


DEAT NOIE FOR


GEORGE
BONABY, 85

of Fire Road, Abaco, will be held on
Saturday, September 8th, 2007 at 11:00
a. m. at New St. Andrews Baptist Church,
Fire Road, Abaco. Officiating will be
the Rev. John McIntosh assisted by Rev.
Lernis Cornish. Interment will follow
4- in the Fire Road Public Cemetery, Abaco.

Left to cherish fond memories are his
Five Sons: George Jr. and Ivan Bonaby, Sterling McKenzie, Laverne
and Leo Reckley, Two Daughters: Rosamae McIntosh and Geleta
Elzera, One Sister: Leotha Bonaby, One Nephew: Clifford
Lightbourne, Two God Sons:Prince Cornish and Samuel Lowe,
Twenty-two Grand children: Irgentina Sargent, Tounia Knowles,
Doral, Abigail, Oscar, Kirkland, Dwayne, Drexel, Troy, Beryl
McIntosh, Carmel, Lorette, Vanessa, Tori, Lenvita, Lonnie, Lenard
Jr. Cornish, Shanita Wallace, Sherry Reckley, Bridgett Butterfield,
Terry, Peter, Tina, Genenva, Kizzy and Sherman Bonaby, Numerous
Step Grand Children, Five Sisters-in-law: Lena and Cleotha
Sawyer, Nethilie Bodie, Flora Lowe and Gertrude Dawkins, Two
Brothers-in-law: Abraham and Estin Sawyer, Five Sons-in-law:
O'Donald McIntosh, Jeffrey Elzera, Emmanuel Williams, Leo
Cooper, and Donald Cornish, Five Daughters-in-law: Louise
Bonaby, Michelle, Sandra, Unita, and Evamae Reckly, One Niece-
in-law: Sheila Lightbourne, Three Grand Sons-in-law: Benedict
Sargent, Sidney McIntosh and Shawn Knowles, Five Grand
Daughters-in-law: Bridgeann, Gretch, Malissa, Michelle and
Unetha, One Hundred Fifty Great Grand Children, Sixteen
Great, Great Grand Children, other Relatives include: Melvin
and Melvina, Bernard and Shirley, Prince, and Carol, the Families
of Eugene, Estella Bonamy, Delrona Higgins, Sybil Ferguson, Sylvia
Smith, Ebris Cornish and Rev. Eulin McIntosh, Mabel Burrows and
Inez Pritchard and their Families, Ruth Gardiner, Livingstone
Thompson and Rev. John McIntosh and their Families, Catherine
Davis, John Mills, Margurite, Adlene Mills, and Alvera Rolle, Euclid
Balliou, Inita McIntosh and their Families and Mercline Larramore,
Edward Laroda, Shelton Gardiner, Lyndon McIntosh, Valderine
Adderley, and Louise McIntosh, and their Families, John C. Stuart,
Nurse Charmaine Cornish and Leslie Cornish and their Families,
Oswald and Lillian Williams, Arthur and Sanfra Brown, Arnold
Hepburn, Willamae Dawkins, Alfred Murray and Family, Shakita
Thompson, and Barbara Grant, and a host of other Relatives and
Friends including: Jacob Ward, Bishop Terrane Strachan and


Family, Bill Swain, the Edgecombe, McIntosh, Cooper, Bootle,
Cornish, Lewis and Mills Families, the New St. Andrews Baptist
Church, Zion Baptist Church, Murphy Town and the Communities
of Fire Road, Blackwood and Cooper's Town, Abaco.

Viewing will be held at the church in Fire Road, Abaco on Friday
from 5:00 p. m. until service time on Saturday.


GEORGE SIMEON
KING, 72

of High Tree Estates, and formerly of Cat
Island, will be held on Saturday.
September 8th, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at
Mount Pleasant Green Baptist Church,
Quackoo and East Streets. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Wesley Thompson.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.


He is survived by his Wife: Lillian King, Mother: Diana Hepburn,
Sons: George Wilford and Anthony King, Daughters: Christine
Pinnock and Dianne Spencer, Brothers: Charles and Bernard Hepburn
of Grand Bahama, Sisters: Elizabeth Brown of North Carolina, Margaret
Rahming, and Ann Hepburn, Step Brother: George Hepbum of Grand
Bahama, Nine Grand Children: Michelle, Eamestine, Ernest Pinnock,
Nikisha Spencer, Kenderia Munroe, Antoneka and Anthony King,
Georgette and George King, Two Great Grand Children: Deondre
and Larissa King, Two Daughters-in-law: Marina and Dora King,
Nieces including: Inez Ferguson, Rachael Penn, Dollymae and Edna
Williams, Charmaine Hepburn, Laverne Brown of Nashville, Tennessee,
and Neda Brown of Colombia, Nephews including: Samuel Johnson
and Donald Ferguson, Charles Hepburn Jr., and Jeremy Brown of
Washington, D. C., God Child: Monica Simmons, Two Brothers-in-
law: Rev. Alvin Brown of North Carolina and Millard Rahming, Three
Sisters-in-law: Karen and Viola Hepburn of Grand Bahama and Eugina
Hepburn, other Relatives and Friends including: Thelma Miller and
Family, the Ferguson and King Families, Mt. Pleasant Green Family,
the Heritage Family, the Bowe Family, the B. T. C. Family, Staff of
the Crystal Palace, Staff of Atlantis and P. M. H., and Special Friends:
Norma Rolle, Bunny Ingraham, Henry Forbes, Evelyn Rolle, the
Greene Family and the Lodge Brothers.

Viewing will be held in the "Celestial Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on
Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00p. m. and then again at the church
on Saturday from 10:00 a. m. until service time.


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FREEPORT NASSAU
1iA East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


JAMES ROBERT
TAYLOR, 52

of Sherman Drive. Perpall Tract. and tbnnerl
S of Pine Ridge Frcep rt wIll be held or
N Saturday. September t 20'7 ai 0(0 p m
at Zion Baptist Church. East and Shirley Streets
Officatineg will be Rev T G. Mornson assisted
by Apostle Leon Wallace. Interment Wil: follow
In Lake\iewc Memorial (ardens. .ohn F
Kennedy Drive.

He will forever linger in the hearts of his Wife:
Olamae Taylor. Sons: James, Bryan. Lavardo
and Lothario Taylor. Daughters: Shanique
and Lesley Taylor, Grand child: Zion Taylor, Father: Robert James Taylor
I, Mother: Lois Taylor. Brother: Wayne R. Taylor Sr.. Sisters: Rosalie Moss,
Shirley Johnson and Nicole Symonette. Brothers-in-law: Oswald Johnson,
Allan Symonette, Deon Darville, Craven Lockhart. Wayde Solomon, Michael
Smith, Herbert and Larry Minnis, Sisters-in-law: Ulacea Taylor, Sheryl Smith.
Jerene Solomon, Jacquline Lockhart, Brenda Darville and Sheryl Minnis. Uncles:
Oswald Rigby and Johnny Taylor of Turks and Caicos Island, Joseph Missick
and John Rolle of Freeport, G. B., Bishop Edward and Roland Solomon, Pastor
Roderick Greene and Everette Miller, Aunts: Annie Mclntosh, Olive Rolle,
Sarah Rigby, Christine Greene, Vernamae and Idamae Solomon, Nieces:
Charmaine, Shamire, Shamara. Shonell, Shanae, Altanay, Ashanay. Terah,
Alicia, Tamara, Shaniqua, Falton, Pretrelle, Deandra, Danille. Shuntell, Breon,
Miquel, Nephews: Vincent, Deon, Renwrick, Elthamon, Berchanal, Shamond,
Lucas Jr., Lawrence, Craven Jr., Shannon, Deon Jr., Deontea, Javon, Brendan,
Wayne II and III, Nine Grand Nieces. Eight Grand Nephews, and a host of
other Relatives and Friends including: John Chiaraluce of Ft. Lauderdale,
Bruce Fritgeraid, and Roosevelt Sands, Brian Bowe, Mark Williams and Blaize
Taylor and their Families, Jodi Frost of Orlando, John Francos, Aaron Sampson,
Charles Barr, Shirley Smith. Bishop Carlton Stuart and Family, Shirley Smith
of Providenciales, Turks and Caicois, Clarita Lockhart, Sheila Moxey, Hilton
Taylor, Apostle Leon Wallace and the Voice of Deliveranc Family, Rev T.
G. Morrison and the Zion Baptist Family, Zenith Williams, Oseta and Family.
Barbara Pinder of Freeport, Rupert Taylor, Charles Taylor, and Deloris Nash
of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, James Young and Lorrit Brown and their
Families, Puncheta and Nina Tozie, Curline Morley, Cavison Williams and
Henry Mclntosh and their Families, Sheryl and Alfred Kemp, Alma Morley,
Alvera Rolle. the Staff at the Min. of Education, Registrar General, and British
American Financial, Special thanks goes to: Deputy Prime Minister Hon.
Brent Symonette, Tim Revington, Jeff Stubbs and the Breezes Super Clubs
Staff, Dr. Tyrone Bartlett, Fertil Petit, Meldlco Brown, Perry Clarke. Arlington
Taylor, the Management and Staff of Town Centre Mall, Management and Staff
of Top Class Security, the entire Perpall Tract Community including: Reginald
and Gladys Sands, the Missick and Nairn Families, Brian Fcrguson, Debbie
Lindsay and Tony Burrows and their Families, Midens Wholesale and Universal
Distributors, and the Customs Dept.. especially Sidney Isaacs.

Viewing will be held in the "Halycion Suite" at Restview Memorial Mortuar'y
& Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Frida'yfroin 10:00 a.
m. until 6:00 p. m. and then again at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m.


until service time.


HOLLAND ALEXANDER
BOWLEG, 72

of Hatchet Bay. Eleuthera. will be held on
Saturday. September 8t 2007 at 1:00 p m.
at St. Catherine ofSenia Church. Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera. Officiating will be Msgr. John T.
.ohnson. Interment will follow in the Big
Bay Cemetery, Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera.


S Cherished memories left in the heart of his
.j Wife: Zelma Bowleg, Five Children: Betty,
Sheena, Kevin, Eldridge, Nakita. and Clement,
One Brother: Reginald Austin, Two Sisters: Eldica Wilson and Alicemae
Ingraham, Mother-in-law: Rhoda McQueen, One Daughter-in-law: Elenor
Bowleg, One Son-in-law: Calvin Munroe, Eleven Grand Children: Kerton,
Edmisha, Breon, Berenttia, Delroy Jr., Harrison, Kevin Jr., Eranna, Candace,
Cruz, and Calesha, Three Sisters-in-law: Bridgette Johnson, Jeannien and
Lovely McQueen, Six Brothers-in-law: Lloyd, Wayde, David, Tony Frazier,
Donald Wilson, and Louie Johnson, One Aunt: Myrhs Farrington, Nieces
and Nephews including: Delrose, Jacqueline and Jonathan Mchewhyle,
Emily and Justice Emmanuel, Osadebay, Ingrid, Eleanor Louise, Angela,
Calista. Donna Rose, Natasha Lynn, Sophia, Eldica and Monique Austine,
Emily Williams, Sandra and Frank Lafleur, Shannon and larry Thompson,
Jessica, leff. Sheila, Granville, Mispah and Thomas Smith, Coletteann, Michael
and Lorraine Dames. Ann, Alexander, Llewellyn, Billy, Nick, Dave, Vitori,
Marvin, Toby. Anthony, Rico, Newell, Kerlin and Sherry, Clement and
Camille, Urshla. Peggy, Christine, Yvonne, Charles and Tina, Alfred and
Cynthia. Larry and Eleanor, Tyrone and Mildred Paul, Grand Nieces and
Nephews: Yvette. Timothy, Allison, Jacqueline, Andrea, Jeunesse, Janelle
Advado, Monette. Lyette, Dareth, Deleno, Manera, Jason, Randy Jr.. Rev
Father Mano. Barbara Mancine, Kenja, Kerlin Jr., Kendi, Kachiefe, Kyle,
Keron, Keshenell, Yasmin, Simone. Laurent, Jemmington Vincent Jr., Dianne,
Camry Jodi. Carol, Ria, Pamela, Shantell, Kimberley, Sheena, Bernadette,
Okim Tina, Tanya. and Charmaine. other Relatives and Friends including:
Curly, Wendy, Ingrid, and Deborah, Myrtis Farrington and Family and the
Children of the late Luther, Charles and Thomas Farrington, Gladys Johnson,
Eileen Fox, Naomi Butterfield, Mildred Pennerman, and Ruth Johnson. Henry
Woods, Wendy wicker, George Cambridge, Judy Johnson, the entire White
Town Community, Churchill Vincent Rolle. Kendal Nottage. the Ferguson
Family, Philip M. Bethel, the entire Lifebouy Street Family. Ken Scavella,
the Elks Lodge, St. Catherine's Catholic Church Family, Global Outreach
Ministry Family. Member of Parliament for North Eleuthera. Alvin Smith,
the Staff of P. M. H. and the Alice Town Clinic, the Progressive Liberal Party
Family, Nurse Camille Barr and Knights of Columbus Eleuthera Council.

Sewing will be held in the "Serenit' Suite" at Restview Memorial Mortuary
& Crematorium Ltd. Robinson and Soldier Roads on Thursday from 11:00
a. m. until 5:00 p. in. and then at the church in Eleuthera on Saturday ftom
11:30 a. in. until service time.


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atnd iSemauilWtm imiZled
FREEPORT NASSAU
1iA East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
oager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034




PROPHETESS MILDRED
NIXON SWEETING, 57

S,. of Coral Lakes, and formerly olf Water
: .- Ford, Eleuthera. will be held on
Saturday. Septembe- ''. 200' al 10:00)
a. m at Pentecostal Baptis _'tirchi.
10 Alexander Bl d. Officiaiiin will
:,. be Rev. Dr. Felton P. Rolle. Interment
\Vill iollow in Woodilawn gardens s
Soldier Road.

S--- Lefi to cherish her memor-i. 1re lher
Six N'ster, '_;lian Knowles. Marion Strachan. Curley MN rKinney.
Evangelis- ',-!ma Petty. lean Rolle. and Wendv Laroda. Three
Brothers -eiebert, Arthur and Greg Nixon. Four Sisters-in-law:
Margaret \ .ingie. Elva and Nerlene Nixon. Five Brothers-in-
la'w Rev. ;. Wilton Siiachan, Bishop Clifford Petty. Shadrach
Rolle. Clin i *roda and William McKinney, Five Aunts: Francina
Waitsn, Pt .a Mackev, Cathleen, Vernita and Katie Butler, Four
Uncles li,:Ln Nixon, Junior, W illiam and Epheus Butler Nieces
and Nephews Elizabeth and Brently Cooper. Harvey and Charlene
Kno' tles, 1I,, and Sonia Knowles, Nursing Sister Desiree and Dr
Julial Gas'<;n Wendal. Dianna D'Mato, Milton. Mona and Mario
Nixon. Chr stopher Nixon, Stephen and Shunda Strachan. Scan
and Shurnid Strachan, Selwyn and Simeon Strachan. Patricia
Clare. Kimo erly and Johnny Webb, William and Aisha McKinney.
Shas vonnt and Stephen Williams. Dominique and Shenique
McKinney, "''ark McKinney. John and Yvonne Petty. Arthia Stack.
Avania and Arthero Nixon, Indira, Lazano and Lazinga Rolle.
Chamair, Cadassah and Cadenah Laroda, Calea and Cramston
Symonette. Nadia. Heather, Julisa and Kiera Nixon. Judy Bevans.
Dudley, Nelson, Van, Prince, Michelle and Elvis Nixon, Forty-
one GranC piecess and Grand Nephews including: Brian, Ariel,
Johnnain, ,manni, Jeremiah, Danniell, Erin, Tyler. Zayne, Javon,
Clint Julina and Jared, and numerous other Relatives and Friends
including: P. A. Strachan, Rosetta Miller, Charlie and Samuel
Strachan. D as Strachan. Dianne, Marvin and Johnny Watson,
Rud Dew\v. Raquel and Anthony Butler, Karen Simmons. Nelson
and Lewis Mackey, Tyrone Thurston. Terry, Debbie, Catherine
McIP tee, ~csita Martin. Alexander Butler. Karen Butler. Tamika
Liscombe Snerry Butler, Vernita Dawkins and Portia Wilkinson.
Patrie Smith'.. Judy Darling, Debbie Smith and Lenore Davis of
Freeport, Re'. Edward McPhee and the Family of Faith Baptist
chuich, Rex Stafford Symonette and the Family of Full Gospel
Assembly, Cooper's Town, Abaco, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
Family, Dr. Kevin Moss, Letitia Smith, Katjia Strachan, Pastor
Rose, Sis. Mary, Sis. Birdie, Inez Pinder and the Rising Star Lodge,
Freeport, Pastor Linwood Knowles and the Family of Faith National
Church of God, Lewis Yard, Grand Bahama, and Ms. McQueen
and the Coastline Community Care Centre.

Viewing will be held in the "Irenic Suite" at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on
Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00p. m. and then again at the
church on Saturday from 9:00 a. m. until service time.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007, PAGE 21


FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


DA A O NT


- -
-'5,'


Mary, Nelliema.,


P


LIFTON
BROWN JR., 38

of Nicholl's Town, Andros, died
on Potter's Cav Dock.

He is survived by his Parents:
Cathrine Sweeting and Lifton
Brown Sr. Sisters; Lisa Sweeting,
S Tiffany Taylor, Bloomin Sweeting,
ortia. and Caroline Brown, Brothers:


Eric. James, Raymond. Deon. Kirk, and Ron Sweeting and
Shawn Brown. Grand Father: Lockwood Evans. Aunts
including: Sally, Madlyn, Constance. Mac Evans, Paulette
Major. Lorrene and Wendy Ex ans. Altemease, and Basemae
Storr, Uncles including: James Smith. Lancelot, Lockwood
Jr., and Martin Evans, Grand Aunts: Melva Brown. Muriel
Storr, Y-Ena .lulia and Stephane Davis, Grand Uncles:
Bertram Renrick Murphy. Oswald Brown. Samuel Storr and
George Deleveaux, Step Father: Eric A. Sweeting Sr., Step
Mother: Alfredia Brown. God Parents: Mable Evans,
Rosalee Canter. Vivian Scott and Lesley Riley, Numerous
Nieces and Nephews, and a hos of other Relatives and Friends.


MR. ALLEN
THOMPSON JR., 21

OF #1 APARTMENT, SPINNEY
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA DIED AT THE RAND
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2007.


I I He is survived by his Father: Allen
Thompson Sr.: Mother: Venita Glinton; 3 Brothers: Jamaine
Thompson, Zachary and Vernon Glinton and a Host of Other
Relatives & Friends

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
AT A LATER DATE.









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cnd ^wrenahSa&im Zinda


FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUEAL SEVCO


RASHAD CARLRAE
GREEN

#18 MADERIA DRIVE. ROYAL BAHAMIA.
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA BE HELD
ON SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 2007. AT
10:00 A.M AT CALVARY TEMPLE
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, CLIVE AVENUE.
FREEPORT. GRAND BAHAMA.
OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP SOBIG
KEMP. ASSISTED BY PASTOR ROBERT'
LOCKHART. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW
AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL
PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish his precious memories are his Wife: Tanya Green; 3 Sons:
Devin, Amory and Rashad R.; I Daughter: Diasha; Father: Rodney Green,
Sr.; Mother: Maria Levarity-Green; Grandparents: Carlinton and Madeline
Levarity of Bimini and Melvin and Willamae Green of Evanston, Illinois; 2
Brothers: Ramont (Monty G) and Rodney A. Green, II; 2 Sisters: Shantell
Levarity-Maurice and Lydia Pinder; 2 Adopted Sisters: Mahalia Levarity-
Butler(Richard) of Miramar, Florida and Juanita Gaitor (Glen) of Mastic Point,
Andros; Nieces and Nephews: Makai and Myerr Maurice. Ramyia, Raymond
and Le'neah Green, Donivan, Dreanne and Remelo Russell: 11 Aunts: Sharon
Levarity Jones (Jimmie) of Miramar, Florida. Jackie and Sheryl Evans Lucita
Allen (Clint), Barbara Hudson, of Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Sybil Stubbs. Paulette
Turquest (John) of Nassau, Bahamas. Jackie Green and Julie Green-Gray
(Leroy) of Evanston, Illinois, Adelaide (Adolpus) Pinder and Dorothy Knowles:
5 Uncles: Steven Levarity (Jennifer) of Nassau Bahamas, Rev. Fred Lester
Levarity (Linda) of Melbourne Florida. Elder. Elliott Levarity. (Christlyn) of
Orlando Florida, Derick Green (Angie) of Evanston Illinois. James Mortimer
(Helen), Father-in-Law: Ivan Russell, II; Mother-in-Law: Mother-in-law:
Donna Russell; 2 Brothers-in-Law: Devin Maurice, Ivan Russell III: 3 Sisters-
in-Law: Dulcie, Jocaine Green, and Tameka Russell; 15 Grand Aunts: Mizpah
Levarity (Lucus), Marilyn Bowleg, Erma Baker (Randy) of Miami Florida,
Cynthia Neely (Rudolph) Mary Mortimer, Olive Francis and Rachel Brice,-
Birdie Edgecombe, of Nassau Bahamas, Phyllis Alexander of Ft. Lauderdale
Florida, Joan Davis of New Haven Connecticut, Ada Williams, and Enith
Dames, Helen Bowleg, Maude Davis, f Bimini, Bahamas and Theodora Bowleg
of Miami Florida; 4 Grand Uncle: Arnold Bowleg of San Francisco, Rev.
Alvin (Charmaine), Martin (Peggy) Davis of Nassau, Bahamas. Andrew Davis
(Sonia) of Connecticut; Aunts and Uncles In-Laws: Veda Ellington, Naaman
Russell, Shelly Woodside, Lorraine Williams, Eugene Russell and Donna
Martin; God Parents: Carolyn Major, Adelaide Levarity-Pinder, Catherine
Levarity- Hamiliton, Sherrick Ellis, and Patrick Smith; 2 God Children and
a host of other relatives and friends: Kevin, Jimmique, Kevinae, & Knaje'
Guthrie, of Miami Florida, Ja'Shae & Jade Jones of Orlando Florida, Kentrell
& Kentroy Black of Miramar Florida, Brandon & Breanna Pettigree, Lauryn
& Leron Green of Evanston Illinois, Nekia Miller of West Palm Beach Florida,
Mark & Laverne Gardiner, Betty Jones, Bishop Patrick Pinder, Ademain &
Alexian Pinder, Robert & Caren Green, Rev. & Mrs. Carlis Russell, Glenice,
Glenvaugh, Glenvan, Glentica, Gaitor, Mr. Neko & Barbara Grant, M.P.,
Minister of Tourism, Mr. & Mrs. David Wallace, Mr. & Mrs. Cadron Nixon
and family, Pastor Jonas and Rhonda Clarke, Spirit of Life Ministries, of'
Hallandale Florida, Bishop Sobig P. Kemp & Family, Freedom International
Ministries, Pastor Robert Lockhart and Family, Calvary Temple AOG, Lion


of Judah Sound, Anthony & Sharon Johnson of Boco Raton, Florida, Apostle
Terry Ball Word Explosion Ministries, The entire community of Bimini, Pastor
Eddie & Margo Victor- Living Waters AOG, Mr. Fred Cooper and family,
Bahamasair, BORCO, Rev'd Fr. Rudolph & Mary Cooper, Pastor Duerre
Thomas and family, Rev. Preston Cooper and family, Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Laing,
Patricia Dean. Delma Miller. Carol Rolle, Mr. & Mrs. Remorn Lightbourne,
Jan Levarity, Michaela Humes. Ronald and Linda Johnson, Shovette Rolle,
Faye Walkine, Cranstan McDonald & Shekeitha Thompson, Jeanetta Lowe.
Tyrone and Donna Nixon, Marvin Johnson, Creola Taylor of Nassau Bahamas,
Winslow & Diane Johnson Flder A. J. & Joann Knowles Prophetess Elvera
Baker. Minister Ann White, Paxton and Patrice Cooper. Mr & Mrs Clarence
Poitier. Mr. & Mrs. Colin Russell. Claire Mclntosh, Michea! and 1 arth Darville,
Rev. Allison and Andrea Pinder, Natasha Hall. Philip McKinney. Mark Penn
and Matthew Missick, the entire community of Bimini Bahamas.


VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "SERENITY SUITE" OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED. 11- A EAST
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT. GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A.M. TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY\ FROM 8.30
A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME.
-- -------------------------------------------------------------- : ------------


EARLEY LIVINGSTONE
'" GRANT

OF #137 HUDSON ESTATES FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 2007. AT
11:00 A.M AT THE CHAPEL AT
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY
AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED. 11 A
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE
4" PASTOR TALMADGE DINO DEAN.
CREMATION WILL FOLLOW.

He is survived by his 4 Sisters: Stephanie
Johnson-Bramville, Evangelist Maria Dukes of Atlanta. Georgia. Prophetess
Nancy Dean and Gladine Greene-Watson, 4 Brothers: Lambert Miller and
Marco Nicholles of Nassau, Tyrone Frazier and Charles Munnings, 5 Aunts:
Isabella Pratt, Margaret Taylor, Marina Fernander. Marion Lewis, and Margaretta
Butcher, 2 Uncles: Roger Taylor and Arlington Allen, Nieces: Schenique,
Olivia, Kim, Teandrea, Challone. Petra, Abriah, Fatih, Keira, Margo Manquella,
Mannell, Kelly, Ebony, Shantie, Melinda, McQuel and Camille, Nephews:
Kenneth, Dasario. Valkeino, Elisha. Wenzil. Romeo, Regino, Cordero, Roger,
Terrance, Claude, Eugeno, Albert, Jazzy, Marcien, Marco Jr, Ivan and Anthony,
2 Sisters-in-law: Florence Miller and Kenrie Nicholles, 4 Brothers-in-law:
Harold Bramville. Rev. Josiah Dukes, Pastor Talmadge Dean and Victor Watson
and a Host of Other Relatives & Friends including: Brendalyn. Schakara,
Christine, Debbie. Herby, Marilyn, Earley, Park and Shop Family, Fruit and
"Vegetable Crew of Freeport Vendors, the Staff at Wendy's and the Ghetto.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "PERPETUAL SUITE" OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED. 1 I-A EAST
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. AND AT THE CHAPEL AT RESTVIEW ON SATURDAY
FROM 9:00 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


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The Tribune


RE[1 IONI~


Thursday, September 6, 2007 PG 23


Patrice Ellis receives certification




in children's etiquette training


There was a time when
children answered
"Yes sir" and "Yes
ma'am wnen little girls and
little bovs dressed appropri-
ately for their age, and when
it was expected that children
be manneriy in their speech
and in tneir conduct. Sadly,
ihose days are gone; and
those practices all but extinct.
Today, we are faced with a
generation of young people
that are being raised by the
standards that they see on
television and those preached
at them in the pop music of
our time, so profanity, lewd-
ness and rudeness are now
the order of the day to a great
extent. And those parents
wanting to ensure that their
children are raised with the
same kinds of ideals and
morals that they were raised
with, are having a difficult
time.
It is against; tlhir backdrop
that Patrice Ellis felt com-
pelled to educate and equip
herself to do her part in
addressing the growing social
decadence being seen
amongst the children and
youth of our nation.
To this end she enrolled in
an intensive training course
at the Etiquette and
Leadership Institute in
Athens, Georgia; from which


she recently attained the dis-
tinction of becoming a certi-
fied children's etiquette con-
sultant.
The Children s Etiquette
Consultant training pro-
gramme is a comprehensive'
programme designed to train
individuals to teach etiquette
and dining programmes to
children, teens and young
adults. The interactive semi-
nars focus on leadership
qualities that develop social
and personal skills.
The Etiquetie and
Leadership Institute is the
leader in children's etiquette
training and is ihe first com-
pany to provide professional
training and certification in
etiquette and social dance for
young people ages 8 through
22.
Smnc: 9)88. more than
k,500 men and women have
been trained and certified to
use the school's comprehen-
sive training manuals, work-
books, powerpoint slides and
support materials.
Consultants certified by the
Etiquette and Leadership
Institute are providing the
highest quality programmes
in the United States, Canada
and throughout numerous
regions of the world; many of
whom are featured on major
television networks and


radio, and in publications
worldwide.
With the insight gained at
the certification programme,
Mrs Ellis is excitedly looking
forward to conducting
numerous etiquette seminars


and workshops locally and
abroad to educate and equip
children, youth and young
adults with the training nec-
essary to become mannerly,
well groomed, leaders of our
society.


Mrs Ellis is the wife of
Bishop Neil C Ellis. senior
pastor of Mount Tabor Full
Gospel Baptist Church. The
couple are proud parents of
two children Ranechea and
Johnathan.


Christian Artists Unite seeks to reach one individual at a time


FROM page 28

need direction and to see that other
young people like them are doing pos-
itive things. A lot of them simply don't
have a good example to follow, so we
want to show them that they are bet-
ter than what they are facing now,"
said Mr Sumner.
CAU is hoping that through their
music they can encourage other young
people to pursue musical endeavours
and quit wasting their time and ener-


gy on activities that will not produce
good results in their lives. Music, Mr
Sumner said, can be one positive way
for young people and older folks
alike to release their frustrations.
"A lot of what's going on in our
communities is pent up frustration
and people not having a way to
release it. Hopefully, we can help to
sort of release that tension, then, we'll
be able to see some productivity in
their lives," Mr Sumner added.
As members of Christian Artists
Unite go from one community to the


next, Mr Sumner said they will also try
to unite the communities in hopes of
creating a better Bahamas. Pointing to
the 53 murders to date in the
Bahamas, organizers say that this level
of violence is unacceptable and "cuts
at the very fibre of our Christian
based society".

Blending

For CAU, the blending of such a
diverse group of artists something
that is happening for the first time in


the Bahamas sends a strong message
that gospel artists in the country are
not competing with each other, but
are instead dedicated to following the
Lord's leading as they come together
to ensure that the "spirit of crime" is
broken.
For more information on CAU
and their community outreach pro-
gramme, contact Ed Sumner at
424.4184 or e-mail him at edsumn-
er@hotmail.con. Interested persons
may also contact Rev Trent Davis at
465.1010.







PG 24 Thursday, September 6, 2007


The Tribune


'Let's blame the devil!'


* By PASTOR MATTHEW
ALLEN

My people are destroyed for
lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4:6
This portion of scrip-
ture is often quoted
by the religious mind-
set throughout the Bahamas -
in our homes, on the streets,
in our churches and even in
the clubs. In most cases
because we are a religious
Christian nation our igno-
rance and rebellion to the
essence of this scripture is
always displayed. This scrip-
ture goes on to say: because
thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee, that thou
shalt be no priest to me: seeing
thou hast forgotten the law of
thy God, I will also forget thy


child(t.
As it is known everything
rises and falls upon leader-
ship, so it follows that this
country takes it's direction
based upon the leading of its
leaders. It's not the politicians
that I'm concerned about
however, but rather the reli-
gious leaders of the country.
Those who stand behind pul-
pits testy-lying and prophet-
lying in Father Yahweh's
name; whenever Israel drifted
off course Father Yahweh
always held His designated
authority, the priest, account-
able for the nation.
The Bahamas is so steeped
in religion and tradition that
as a people, some of us have
made major decisions based
upon a favourite scripture
verse of the bible without
studying the entire chapter to


. '

"V^;-


get a full understanding of
their favorite verse. Then,
when things don't turn out
the way they expected, they
resort to blaming the devil.
Hosea 4:6 starts of by say-
ing "My People", II
Chronicles 7:14 starts of by
saying "If my people". Father
Yahweh is neither talking
about or too the heathens,
but rather to those who are
called by His name. I will
never hold the police or the
Government responsible for
the high murder rate and
other crimes committed in
this country. Notwithstanding
that they do have a job and
responsibility to enact and
enforce the laws of the land.
The blame for the wicked,
evil spirit of crime and other
ill's that are wreaking havoc
throughout the Bahamas is
due to the lack of true Godly
leadership.
First of all, God is not
impressed with the size of
buildings and congregations
that the religious leaders are
so interested in; He's not
moved by the sales of our
tapes, books and other mate-
rials; what really moves God
is obedience to His word. The
disunity, strife, envy, confu-
sion, competition and rebel-
lion that exists within and
among the churches have
opened the door to every evil
work that's taking place here
in the Bahamas. (James 3:16 -
For where envying and strife
is, there is con fusion and
every evil work).

As statistics will show there
are over 4,)000 churches
throughout the Bahamas, and
in some communities there
are seven or eight churches


which are all supposed to be
calling on the same God.
Despite what you religious
leaders may think about this,
all of these churches are not
called and ordained of Father
Yahweh. God is not the
author of confusion. (I
Corinthians 14:33, 40 For
God is not the author of con-
fusion, but of peace, as in all
churches of the saints. And
whenever He does anything it
is done decently and in order).
So, as a Christian nation we
can pray and fast all we want
and when that does not yield
the desired results, we can
change the Government
again. Why don't we just add
the word insane before the
word Christian, and call the
Bahamas an Insane Christian
Nation.
The definition of insanity
is: continually doing the same
thing, and expecting a differ-
ent result.
Looking very closely at this
definition, a clear picture of
the Bahamas and its systems
emerges. Again, I don't and
can't blame the politicians for
the moral and spiritual decay
of this once beautiful
Bahamas, but rather I do
blame the selfish, religious
leaders whose passion and
motives are to get all they
can and can all they get.
These leaders have been
lying in bed with the politi-
cians for years and this is one
of the reasons the church
seems so powerless in the
land because the politicians
know that they've got their
PLP or FNM bishop, apostle,
prophet and pastor to convey
their political agenda and
messages to the people. This
nation is in such a deplorable
spiritual state to the point
that we're constantly selling
our inheritance to the devil
while the religious come
together in prayer agreement
for the prosperity and well
being of the country.
Every evil work one can
think of or imagine will come
upon us as a result of wicked
church leadership (James
3:16). Religious leaders and
people don't want to hear the
truth; they would prefer to
hear about how God's going
to bless them with a house, a
car, a new job or some money
as they continue to live life as
they please. I'm sorry! But


for thatgpe of message, ask
your religious leader to pub-
lish what you want to hear.
Since coming back to the
Bahamas I've heard so much
foolishness from the mouth of
religious leaders which the
people are happily eating and
saying amen too. Religion has
taught the people to blame
the devil for everything that's
going wrong in their lives.
Nobody wants to be held
accountable for the results
they're experiencing based
upon the decisions and choic-
es they've made.
Instead of doing what I
John 1:9 says: "If we confess
our sins, he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unright-
eousness". Most people feel
better blaming the devil, the
Government or whoever for
their condition in life. Rather
than just quoting a portion of
Hosea 4:6. study the entire
chapter and see what Father
Yahweh said to the children
of Israel and how He rebuked
the priests.
Here are a few verses of
Hosea 4 from the NLT:
v2 You curse and lie and
kill and steal and commit
adultery. There is violence
everywhere, with one murder
after another.
v4 Don't point your finger
at someone else and try to
pass the blame! Look, you
priests, my complaint is with
you!
v5 As a sentence for your
crimes, you will stumble in
broad daylight, just as you
might at night, and so will
your false prophets. And I will
destroy your mother, Israel.

You religious leaders can
get on the television or radio
stations, hack, hoop, scream
and prophet-lie all you want
about how God's going to
bless this land. Let me tell
you, God won't bless any
mess. The devil is a lair.

SJloin Pastor Brendalee and
I along with the fimnily of
Kingdom Minded Fellowship
Center Int'l, every Sunday
Morning (& 10O:30amt and
Thursday Nights (" 7:30pin ati
the Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Auditorium for
e-nail.:
pastorni Ialle I@vahoo. col n
or Ph.225-3850 / 441-2021.


Nassau Jewish Congregation's

High Holiday schedule

NASSAU Jewish Congregation announces High
Holiday schedule for September 2007

Kever Avot Memorial Service Sunday, September 9
@ 5pm
Jewish Cemetery, corner of East Shirley.and Church
Streets

Rosh Hashanah at the British Colonial Hilton
-Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 12
Dinner 0 5pm; Service @ 7pm
Thursday, September 13 Service @ 10am followed by
Kiddush/light lunch
Children's Service 5pm; Tashlich 6pm

Yom Kippur at the British Colonial Hilton
Erev Yom Kippur Friday, September 21
Dinner @ 5pm; Kol Nidre @ 1pm
Saturday, September 22 Service @ 10am
Yizkor Service @ 1pm
Children's Service 2pm
Afternoon Service 4pm
Ne'ila 6pm; Break Fast Dinner 7:30pm
Services conducted by Cantor Gonzalo Vega-Calder6n
of B'nai Israel, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Children's meals and prices available upon request.
Meals are NOT KOSHER. Fish and vegetarian choices
are available.

For reservations and menu choices, contact Janeen
Isaacs at 325-8416 or Steven Hoffer at 322-8537 by
September 6. For membership information, contact
Ricardo Herrera-Trigueros at 434-3173 or Jay Koment
at 328-7916. Nassau Jewish Congregation / PO Box N-
95/ Nassau, Bahamas.


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RELIGION


Thursday, September 6, 2007 PG 25


Calvary youth celebrate Uprising


Conference 2007


With the theme "Make It
Massive" the youth of
Calvary Deliverance
Church celebrated their Uprising




Church


briefs

M' Moriah Baptist Church,
Farrington Road, presents "-I
have Called You" a special
teaching on the Church.
Wednesday, September 12 and
Thursday, September 13 at
7:30pm.
Guest facilitator: Pastor
Deanza Cunningham.
The public is invited to bring
their whole family for this great
teaching.
The pastor and members of
Mt Moriah Baptist Church will
host the "Take Me Back" con-
cert on Friday. September 14 at
7:30pm. The public is invited to
journey back in time and remi-
nisce on the "good ole days" of
the 80s and 90s.
The Ordination Service for
Deacons Godfrey Ellis and
Dcncil Kerr will be held
Sunday. September 16 at
3.30pm.
/if-''es"',d/ per/ o)I' S I IayV 'o11i
tact t he c/mlc li or i re i /mfor
lai(liOil (it 323.1 7471/' 2.31. 5.


Schedule of services for
Mt Olive Baptist Church
Sunday Morning
Worship 11am
Evening Worship 6pm
Wednesday Mid-Week
Worship 7pm
All are welcome


- a stellar event


Conference 2007 with the nation, cre-
ating an event that was stellar.
Each night seemed to progress in
God's power, manifestation and pres-
ence. Tiie spoken word brought by
Minister Riceno Moncur. Mt Tabor
Full _;:spel and Pastor Clifford
Smith. Southlidc ('Cathedral seemed
to reso'iate loadJiv as many eln t l-on-
lirnmation an1d atflirma ion during ilh.
time.
lhc ,' I'o i .in "c 'irt, ill'.l '" u;/ h
week \\iie hign energI Ci d .l [i I -
from .111 D .CoIinI llor. l>,Iic Ilac'kli ..n.
( 'Chnstinl MA.ie, L-., Jilordi. i-n\
and a .u'rp'i 2-' 1t 1u ma) ii CL on
Ricad .'lark mnd all bro g'b hliit
specCial ,somellle.th ng tha simultane iusi,
moved lthe crol\.d aid ministe:'Li io
them.
ihc pr'lyer nld praise rall' dJei'non
stated that Ihe c is siili a people \\0ho
are willing to plead "the blood" on
our youth's behalf and request.
through prayer and supplication,
God's guidance and protection.
In the end, the conference was a
blast and has created an anticipation
for next year's meeting. We certainly
thank all who attended and partnered
with us to enable us to have success.


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RELIGION


The Tribune


Using


Time


Well:


A time


to collect memories


* By REV ANGELA
BOSFIELD PALACIOUS
T here comes a time
when we all need to
leave our familiar
routines behind and experi-
ence a new rhythm: to stop
working and rest and renew
our energies. We all know
persons whose spouse dies
before retirement. If you
work hard, meet your obliga-
tions, and help others, you
deserve to enjoy some of the
Fruit of your labour.
How do you find Sabbath
rest in your life? When do
you stop to give God thanks
for the gift of leisure and
pleasure? There is a time to
turn off the computer, the
telephone and cell phone, the
television and the radio, and


PART TWO


he still before the Lord in the
beauty of holy silence.
There is a time to stop
being greedy for more and
give the body, mind and spir-
it a rest.
There is a time if at all pos-
sible to see how other people
live, to learn other ways of
handling problems, to be less
insular and petty so as to
appreciate and respect other
people and their cultures.
A time to prepare for
death and to meet
God face to face
When a friend or loved one


is preparing to die, this is the
time to answer questions
honestly and openly, to


remind the person of God's
grace and mercy, to reiterate
the power of G(od's forgive-
ness and love, and to recall
the joy of salvation now and
after death.
Where irc VOLI on your
spiritual journey.'? Are you
waiting g to retire before you
\\ork for the Lord'. Do you
know enough scripture to
face your death with the
quiet assurance that the word
of God is your anchor? Are
you at peace with God right
now? Are you living a godly
life so that other people are
able to see the light of Christ
shining in you and make their
way out of darkness toward
the marvelous light of faith in
Jesus Christ'?
Our time will come and we
will die if Jesus Christ does


not return before. Are you
ready to travel to your home-
land in heaven io are you
clinging too tightly to the
things of this world that will
not last?
There is a time to live live
life to its fullest giving God
the praise and glory in your
living. There is a time to die -
to die in all confidence hav-
ing faith that your Saviour
and Lord, who holds you by
the hand now, will take you in
his arms through the door of
death and into the Promised
Land of eternal life.
"Through all the changing
scenes of life, in trouble and
in joy" praise, thank, wor-
ship, trust and obey God and
your life will possess a secret
power that nothing and no
one can destroy.


Let's Talk: The Omnipresence of God


Presented by Universal
Truth Ministries
N By LAUREL HAMILTON
LET'S talk about a principle (something that
cannot change) that every Christian should be
familiar with the omnipresence of God. Most of
us would agree that God is everywhere, without
exception, right? Psalm 139: 7-10 reminds us that
even in hell God is there, holding us up with his
right hand.
The omnipresence of God is the first of five
principles on which the Universal Foundation for
Better Living (UFBL) is built. Universal Truth
Ministries (UTM) is a member church of the
UFBL, which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
We are a Bible-based ministry for thinkers, mean-
ing that we use the Bible as our guide to better liv-
ing in an intentional manner, by studying the Bible
and asking questions until we get the revelation
from God.
It is most effective to begin at the beginning
and, "the beginning of knowledge is reverence for
the Lord" (Proverbs 1:7). Ilowever vou see God. I
am sure we can aiglree that nothing can or does or
will exist withouLI (iod.
)Omnipresence is li" e Ilrsl principle lJ c;IU ,c ill
things begin, conlinil ci ] :I l li hc!'in :i .llii n


God. If the house
is to stand, it must PART ONE
be built on order -
you don't build the
walls, then the
foundation. Any house built in this fashion will in
time fall down. In the same way, the foundation of
the spiritual journey called life is the recognition
of God.
Realised
A few years ago, I realized that I had been using
this word "omnipresence" all my life, but I did not
really know what it meant, so 1 looked it up in the
dictionary. It means "all presence." Not some pres-
ence, or most presence or only what I call good
presence ALL presence. Then I looked up the
word "all": it means wholee amount or quantity
of, everyone, everything."
The omnipresence of God refers to the illnesss"
or oneness of God. 77here is one hot I, tdil onet
Spirit... one Lord. i, onie 'iAith, one hblptiis, Ou( God
and Fathlli'r- ofall, who is abovc Iall, aInd ihroul]h aill,.
tnilt ill you1 till. (Ephesians 4:4-() I lave \ou ever
stopped to ask \what this means? We sa\ it ;ill the
time. bit hll iat do \\ 111 mean i' I I w \e si\ il iild do
\\W ,ill\ l,'i ."'' ii., \\ h \il \ ; tiC N il ,'.' fl0 \\ 1, n1 \\
\\ 1 ;l: \\ I; L' sci \) ll '.'


I went to the dictionary because I realized that I
had, for as long as I could remember, said I believe
that God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omnis-
cient but I never bothered to find out what these
words mean. I just assumed I knew because I had
always heard and used them. I realized that I was
talking, but did not know what I was saying. You
see, when we begin to seriously seek God in our
lives, questions begin to come up.
The question for me was, "What do you
believe?" It was time to find out.
Having defined omnipresence as "all," another
question came up: do I believe that God is ALL
presence?
When you seek God, the foundational questions
have to be answered first: you are building a
house, and this house, more than any other you ,
will ever encounter, MUST stand. It must there-
fore be built very carefully, from bottom up.
(To be continued...)
Universal Truth Ministries for Better Living
DewLard Shopping P.laza. Madeira St.
PO) Box SS- 5301)
Nassau IiBahamas
telephone 242 -32-3 13 or 242-32S-(18 1.
-Scnior Nlinilstr: Re'verend
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RFI LIGION


Thursday, September 6, 2007 PG 27


Prejudice and discrimination very




evident in our society, says bishop


Striking out against the racism
and prejudice that continues
to define an ugly space with
our society, a respected member of
the Christian community said thai
not until Bahamians understand the
concept of being one in Christ, wili
the country be one Bahamas.
Bishop Simeon Hail, pastor of the
New Covenant Baptist Church, in a
recent address, ;aid the issues of
prejudice and discrimination are very
evident in the Bahamian society.
"Take for example the fact that
gender discrimination is alive and
well in the Bahamas.
Notwithstanding the fact that we say
that the Bahamas is a democracy,
women still do not play as large a
role in elective politics as their num-
bers and education might seem to
suggest," said Bishop Hall.
"Also, take note that ours is a
country where tens and thousands of
out newest Bahamians are of Haitian
and Jamaican ancestry, thus effec-
tively changing the mix that we know
of as the Bahamas."
Each Bahamian, he said, must
come to realize that his welfare is
"intimately bound up in that of all
Bahamians" regardless of their
racial background. "This is the new
truth for one Bahamas. Otherwise,
chaos beckons."
Bishop Hall said that men like Sir
Durward Knowles and Sir Orville
Alton Turnquest, would want
Bahamians to know the truth that
whether one is red or yellow, black
or white, he is still precious in the
sight of God.
"For my part, 1 would tell you that
this is the God's truth; namely that
God is no respector of persons and
that those who discriminate in word,
thought or deed against any of God's
creatures is. guilty of sin," he said.


Unfortunately though, the vestiges
of racism still exist here, where the
black man feels inferior to the white
man. But in the concept of one
Bahamas there is no room for such
thinking, said Bishop Hall.
"...God knows that ours is a sin-
sickened society where there are
white and not-so white people who
routinely yield to the temptation of
believing that somehow just because
they are not black, they are superior
to their black cousins, and sometimes
their own brothers and sisters albeit
of the half, quarter or whatever
other fraction of blood you can imag-
ine."
Bishop Hall said that in Galatians
3:23-29, Paul is figuring out an
approach as he attempts to integrate


"Take for mP le
the fact that gender
discrimination is alive
and well in the Bahamas.
Notwithstanding the
fact that we say that the
Bahamas is a democracy,
women still do not play
as large a role in elective
politics as their numbers
and education might
seem to suggest."

Bishop Simeon Hall


his Jewish faith and all of the tradi-
tions that came before Christ with
his experience of Jesus and all that
came after the life, death and resur-
rection of Christ.
As Paul goes through this process
of integrating his Jewish faith and
tradition with his experience of
Christ, he becomes the key
spokesperson of a divided humanity
that is also trying to figure out what
the good news of Jesus Christ really
means.
Paul eventually figures this out as
the early Church faces its first great
crisis a racial crisis. The church is
growing and is now made up of a
diverse group of people who are
seeking to follow Jesus. Sixty years
have passed since Christ's death and


resurrection.
At first as it becomes evident that
God has done something new for
humanity in Jesus Christ, all of the
disciples of Jesus were Jewish. They
naturally took the gospel to the Jews
first in Jerusalem, and then they
spread out to Judea, then Samaria.
"Even in Galilee. the gospel was
first taken to synagogues. It doesn't
take a lot to imagine the divisions
between those Jews who accepted
Jesus as Messiah and those who saw
them as a threat to the faith of
Israel," Bishop Hall said.
"And when Paul took the gospel
to Macedonia, opening up the good
news to the non-Jewish world, he
first went to synagogues where Jews
and Gentile seekers would gather."
As the early church now made up
of Jews and Gentiles began to wres-
tle with the inherent tensions of this
new integration, Paul revealed his
teaching that his mission to new con-
verts should not be split into Jewish
and non-Jewish branches. This con-
cern comes through in verse 28,
where Paul said, There is neither Jew
nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor
female; for all of you are one in
Christ.
"The point I make is that we who
have been divided up to this point in
human history belong together in
community. We do so on the basis of
God's faithfulness to keep his prom-
ises to us through Jesus Christ and to
have relationship with us," Bishop
Hall said.
"...We have a nation to build and a
God to serve. All Bahamians, I
repeat, all Bahamians, should be
involved in this process. That is the
only way to build a Bahamas where
we are truly one in Christ. That is
where and when we shall all find the
true one Bahamas."


Christian Counselling Centre to host PAIRS for PEERS


THE Christian Counselling Centre will be host-
ing PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate
Relationship Skills) for PEERS, October 22 24
(9am 5pm daily).
Guidance counselors, youth pastors, correctional
officers and other youth workers will be trained to
help students develop skills to resolve conflicts


fairly, develop emotional literacy, avoid violence
and assume personal responsibility, etc.
This course can be the first of many steps in pro-
viding us, the Bahamas, with the ability to fully
prepare our children for life, by teaching them
how to create, keep and value relationships.
PAIRS for PEERS will be facilitated by Dr


Richard Marks. An initial deposit is due
September 14.

*For more information, please contact Erika
Lowe at the Christian Counselling Centre at 323-
7000.


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CAU hopes community outreach




will change social fabric of nation



Christian Artists Unite seeks to reach one individual at a time


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows@tribunemedia.net
C hristian artists will unite
this weekend for a commu-
nity effort that they hope
will change the social fab-
ric of the entire nation. But rather
than trying to conquer these social ills
in one day, these artists have a strate-
gic plan reach one individual at a
time, one community at a time. And
they begin in Farm Road this
Saturday at the Church of God of
Prophecy East Street Tabernacle. The
event runs from 6pm to 9pm.
"In order to see change in the
nation, we have got to start with the
individual. We are not trying to lbe
superman here. We realize that any
effectiveness will be seen in smaller
communities first as we seek to reach
individuals," said Edison Sumner.
media representative for the group.
Coming together under the banner
of Christian Artists Unite (CAU) a
name that sounds almost militant, and
in many ways their mission is are a
number of Bahamian choirs and
ensembles, including Edison Sumner
and the Voices of Praise, Shaback,
Harmonious Praise, Tabernacle
Concert Choir, Church of God
Incorporated Mass Choir, and
Mountain of Fire.
While each of these ministries has
experienced individual success in the
gospel music industry through record-
ings, local projects, outreach, and
national initiatives, they have put
aside their individual missions to
come together to infiltrate all of the


inner-city communities with the mes-
sage of hope in Jesus Christ without
having to preach. Instead, CAU will
use their music, comedy and brief
exhortations to reach the community.
On Saturday, the residents of the
Farm Road community will be treat-
ed to a free concert featuring the
CAU Mass Choir in the parking lot of


the Church of God of Prophecy on
East Street. The event, which runs
from 6pm to 9pm, will be hosted by
Dynamite Daisy (Terez Davis).
The group will also conduct a walk-
about, and meet and greet in the
Farm Road area from 4:30pm that
day. They will counsel if there is a
need, challenge where necessary, but


above all, they will go with a message
of encouragement to those residents
who may be discouraged and feel as if
they are fighting a losing battle.
"Because of all of the social situa-
tions that are going on now. and the
incidents of homicides, we think that
it is important to use our gifts in order
to offer a better solution to people.
And going into the communities and
having the opportunity to meet the
people and speak with them is anoth-
er way we can do that," Mr Sumner
told Tribune Religion.
"We don't have anything tangible
to give them. but the objective is to
attract t young people to the event.
Christian Artists Unite have already
idcmii'icd ; number of communities
tih.i ;I \ would like to go into next -
i.i:,in ,; i.anints Town. especially near
\ML''dow Street. is shaping up to be
iti next community for this outreach
pi-ogramme. The group will conduct a
walkabout and free concert in each
community they visit." Mr Sumner
revealed.
l holding concerts in all of these
areas requires money for stage, sound
equipment, etc, but the group is not
waiting on sponsors, donations or any
other organisation to make it happen
for them. Though they will be receiv-
ing no monetary profit from this ven-
ture, the members of Christian Artists
Unite have taken out of their own
pockets to fund their work...and the
reward will come from seeing lives
changed through this outreach effort.
"A lot of these young people just

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