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senior Officers 'as ked rei re'


Streamlining taking


place in police force


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
IN A surprising shake-up with-
in the police force yesterday, a
significant number of senior
police officers, including three
assistant commissioners, have
reportedly been asked to retire,
The Tribune has learned.
Speaking with The Tribune yes-
terday, Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson said that the
streamlining of the force is by no
means a secret, acknowledging
that the subject has already been
discussed in parliament by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham.
Mr Farquharson strongly
denied that there is any political
motivation behind the decision
of any officer who may be retir-
ing.
"Retirement is not political,"
he said.
In the last few months, Com-
missioner Farquharson has come
under attack by critics who were
alleging that there had been polit-
ical interference in the police




The Bahamas was paying
'immoral' amount for
AIDS drugs, says Clinton
SEE PAGE TWO
Street cleaners are
distressed at dismissal
by Ministry of Works
SSEE PAGE THREE
Parents to take legal
action against hospital
in infant ant attack case
SSEE PAGE FIVE


reassignments of senior officers
which occurred before and after
the May 2 election.
However, the commissioner
vehemently denied these claims
and assured the public that he has
full responsibility for the reas-
signments and full operational
control of the force.
Chief Supt Hulan Hanna yes-
terday explained that over the
last few days the commissioner
has been speaking with "any
number" of officers regarding
their possible retirement. Mr Far-
quharson denied that the num-
ber of senior officers who could
be retiring is as high as 30, as was
reported to The Tribune by a
source close to the force.
Mr Hanna said that for such
an exercise to be carried out is
normal from time to time in the
police force.
"It's not necessarily an every-
day thing, but it is a normal thing
that can happen every so often.
(The commissioner) was exercis-
ing that particular function of his
office," Mr Hanna said.
It is a common practice, Com-
missioner Farquharson said, for
the force through its Human
Resources department to remind
officers who may be approaching
retirement of the necessary
papers that they need to submit.
Claims were made to The Tri-
bune that the assistant commis-
sioners who were asked to retire
included James Carey, Juanita
Colebrook and Kirtland Hutche-
son.
Mr Hutcheson, in charge of the
Inspection and Review unit, said
yesterday that he still has 11 years
to go until retirement and has no
intention of leaving the force at
this time.
When asked if the commis-
sioner had requested him to con-
SEE page eight


TWO YOUNG women were lucky to walk away from this crash after their car skidded off the road on Milo
Butler Highway.


Opposition 'back to
square one' in bid
to challenge Senate
appointment
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE Opposition was taken back
to "square one" yesterday in its
effort to challenge the appointment
of Tanya Wright to the Senate.
In a hearing in the Supreme
Court Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall
struck out an originating summons
filed on July 6 by Opposition coun-
sel Paul Adderley challenging the
Senate appointment.-
This was because the PLP counsel
had not obtained leave of the judge
before instituting those proceedings.
Mr Adderley. in fact, filed anoth-
er summons seeking leave on July
11. but this was challenged on July
31 by the government, which filed a
summons seeking to have the origi-
nating summons struck out on the
SEE page eight

Possible motive
for Moxey murder


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Neymour hits back at victimisation claims By TANEKA THOMPSON


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
PHENTON Neymour, Minis-
ter of State for Public Utilities,
has fired back at claims of vic-
timisation made against him by
the former general manager of
the Water and Sewerage Corpo-
ration.
Abraham Butler has now been
dismissed from an executive posi-
tion at a government corporation
for the third time, the minister
charges, and he must now accept
that the fault is entirely his.
Mr Neymour issued a press
release yesterday in response to
Mr Butler's allegations first pub-
lished in The Tribune and


Bahama Journal last Monday,
along with a full page advertise-
ment of his grievances in the
Journal.
"I reject all of the accusations
made against me by Mr Butler in
his published tirade," Mr Ney-
mour said.
The minister took particular
offence to the assertion made by
Mr Butler that privileges were
taken away from him when he
did not promote two ladies at the
minister's request.
"At no time did I attempt to
instruct him to promote any
employee of the Corporation,"
Mr Neymour said. "Two female
SEE page eight


Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A POSSIBLE motive for the
murder of softball star Jackie 'Lil
Stunt' Moxey was suggested yester-
day in day three of the trial of lan
'Joe Boy' Hutchinson.
Lead prosecution counsel Cheryl
Grant-Bethel called police officer
Ann Marie Theresa Young to the
stand. She provided the foundation
for a possible motive of the murder
of the mother-of-three.
Ms Grant-Bethel told the court
that, while the Crown is not required
to lead a motive for the charge of
murder, it is not uncommon practice
to do so where a motive is evident.
Murrio Ducille, defending, object-
ed to having Ms Young testify, but
Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs


allowed it.
All temporary accommodations for new SEE page eight

passport rule will end September 30 MLITERACYDAY


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE US government has issued a final confir-
mation that temporary accommodations to the West-
ern Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will come
to an end on September 30th. Effective October 1,
US citizens travelling by air to Canada, Mexico, the
Caribbean and Bermuda will be required to pre-
sent a passport or other WHTI compliant docu-
ment to enter or depart from the US.
The US Department of Homeland Security


(DHS) issued a press release on Tuesday. putting an
end to hopes by many in the hotel and wider tourism
sectors in the region, that further lobby of the US
government could lead to another extension.
The WHTI requirement was initially scheduled to
come into effect in January of this year. However.
after a significant backlog of applications by US cit-
izens for passports, and the lobby of the US gov-
ernment by regional governments and private sector
groups, an extension of the full initiative was made
in June, until September 30th.
Currently, Americans travelling to Canada, Mex-
SEE page eight


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PAGE 2 FRIDAYSEPTEMBER 7, 2007


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The Bahamas was


immoral'


amount for AIDS drugs, says


FORMER US president Bill
Clinton has said that at one
point, the Bahamas was paying
an "immoral" amount of money
for AIDS drugs as a result of
huge mark-ups by suppliers.
The Bahamas, which had the
third highest AIDS infection
rate in the region after Haiti
and the Dominican Republic
was able to obtain cheaper
HIV/AIDS medicine through


Former president says country paid $3,500

for medicine with list price of $500


the Clinton Foundation's
HIV/AIDS Initiative.
"So the first week we started
this project in the Caribbean we
found out the Bahamas were


treating as I recall somewhere
between five and 700 people,
and they were paying $3,500 a
person for their AIDS medi-
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interview with The Atlantic
magazine.
He said at that time the
Bahamas was buying generic
drugs, which had a list price of
$500.
"I said, 'Look, this doesn't
make any sense. How could
these people be paying $3,500
for $500 drugs? If we just cut
this to $500 they'll be able to
treat not seven times as many
people, because there are some
administrative costs involved,
but at least six times as many
people for the same amount of
money. This is immoral.'
"So, I said, 'Find out what's
going on.' It turned out they
were buying through two
agents, each df whom was tak-
ing a huge mark-up. So the first
week our AIDS project was in
place, we got them $500 drugs.
That was our first great victory.
And it got me to thinking about
how once more we had a public
goods market that was not only
underfinanced, it was disorgan-
ised," the former prudent told
The Atlantic.
The Clinton Foundation has
been working in the Bahamas
since August 2002 when they
were invited by CARICOM to
help address the HIV/AIDS cri-
sis here.
Since that time, the Clinton
Foundation HIV/AIDS Initia-


tive wrote and completed a
national care and treatment
plan for the Bahamas. When
the foundation began working
in the Bahamas, 470 people
were receiving anti-retroviral
therapy; by the end of 2005,
there were nearly 2,000.
In 2005, the Bahamian[ gov-
ernment surpassed their nation-
al pediatric target and added
140 children to ARV treatment,
and in both 2004 and 2005, no


children were born HIV posi-
tive for the first time.
The former president said the
Clinton Foundation was able to
get the manufactures of AIDS
medicines to go from what he
describes as a jewelleryy store
model" to a "grocery store
model, from a high-profit, low-
volume, uncertain payment
business to a low-margin, high-
volume, certain payment busi-
ness".


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CELEBRATING 5 YEARS,


MY ANGEL

VANESSA ERIN FOX-MERINO
SUNRISE: MARCH 18th, 1986
SUNSET: SEPTEMBER 7th, 2002


TOGETHER we are always,
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Thru the ocean breeze thru the perfume mist
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I can almost hear you whispering in my ear
/ AND EVER those special moments we shared I
treasure and Keep close to my heart FOREVER the ,
comforting memories while I live on earth remind
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The distance may look to far, but I know from the
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you are in Jehovah's Kingdom Forever.
I know Jehovah has a mission for everyone of us, I __
ask Jehovah to show me the way and let me know
my mission or my purpose to reach the promise
land, so I can be with you again for eternity.

Remember my angel I will see you soon and you
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AS controversy continued to
rage around the new Anna
Nicole Smith book yesterday,
it rocketed to number 20 on the
Amazon chart, reflecting a mas-
sive surge of online orders and
continuing interest in the late
cover girl's story.
But not all the reviews were
good. One reader said she was
not even donating it to the pub-
lic library, consigning it to the
trash can instead.
Others, however, described
it as "stunning" and a gripping
read.
Meanwhile, author Rita Cos-
by told The Tribune: "It's not
about the money. It's about let-
ting the truth be heard."
With both Howard K Stern
and Larry Birkhead threaten-
ing to sue, the blond TV per-
sonality remained defiant, say-
ing she and her publishers were
standing firmly behind the
book. "These guys would sue a
newsboy if they could," she said.
The book, Blonde Ambition,
discusses circumstances behind
the deaths of Anna Nicole and
her son, Daniel, and claims to
throw new light on the rela-
tionship between Stern and
Birkhead.

Lawsuit

Birkhead, father of Anna
Nicole's daughter Dannielynn,
said the book was "fiction",
adding: "This is going to be one
of the most expensive lawsuit
settlements in book publishing
history."
Stern also said he would
"aggressively pursue a libel
case" against the former
MSNBC reporter and Grand
Central Publishing, who
launched the book on Tuesday.
However, Anna Nicole's for-
mer friend, Jackie Hatton,
sprang to the author's.defence,
saying: "Rita is such a rep-
utable reporter and person, I
can only assume it is true and
credible."
Cosby was in Nassau earlier
this year on a television report-
ing assignment when the Anna
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Tropical
storm
expected
over weekend
A LOW pressure weather
system between Bermuda
and the Bahamas is expect-
ed to strengthen and could
potentially become a tropical
storm over the weekend.
The non-tropical low pres-
sure area remains nearly sta-
tionary and disorganised,
meteorologists say.
Factors that have blocked
its development are expect-
ed to weaken and there is a
chance that a tropical depres-
sion may develop in the next
day or so.
The system is expected to
move toward the northwest
in the general direction of the
Carolinas.
Meanwhile very dry air
blankets the tropical Atlantic
from Africa into the central
Caribbean, reducing the
chances of any new storms
forming for the next few days.

Woman shot
in the arm
after shooting
breaks out
AN East Street woman
was shot in the arm on
Wednesday after gunfire
erupted in an area off Soldier
Road.
While near Churchill Sub-
division around 4.30pm, the
23-year-old victim reportedly
heard shots being fired.
While attempting to leave
the area, police said, she was
shot in the left arm.
The victim was taken to
hospital in a private vehicle
where her condition was
determined not to be life
threatening.
This matter is under active
police investigation.


Man taken
to hospital
following
stabbing

AN unidentified man was
stabbed to the lower back
and right arm while in the
area of Shirley Street after
1pm on Wednesday.
He was transported to hos-
pital via ambulance.
The victim's condition is
unknown.
Police are unsure about the
events surrounding this inci-
dent but are continuing to
investigate.

Archives'
research room
shuts for
inventory
THE research room of the
Department of Archives will
be closed to the public for the
period September 17 to Octo-
ber 11, it was announced yes-
terday.
During the closure, an
inventory exercise will be
conducted.
The department said it
regrets any inconvenience
this may cause.

23 persons
cited for traffic
offences in
operation
Officers from the Mobile
Division of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force con-
ducted a special operation on
the streets of New Providence
on Wednesday.
As a result of the opera-
tion, police report that 23 per-
sons were cited for various
traffic offences.


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Street cleaners are distressed at




dismissal by Ministry of Works


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A GROUP of single moth-
ers set to be laid off from the
Ministry of Works are dismayed
and confused as to why the gov-
ernment is set to "knock the
bread out of their mouths" by
taking away their livelihoods
This comes as Minister of
Works Earl Deveaux reiterat-
ed the government's position
that it has had no choice but to
let go certain persons who were
not hired according to the prop-
er procedures, and therefore
not budgeted for.
"It's a tragedy that certain
persons were misused like that,"
said Mr Deveaux, in reference
to the alleged hiring of persons
as "a last minute act of desper-
ation" by the former govern-
ment.
Yesterday, The Tribune
spoke with a group of street
cleaners who received their let-
ters of termination from the
Ministry of Works at the end
of August, effective at the end
of this month.
The women are among those
who are at the centre of a polit-
ical firestorm which led the PLP
yesterday to call a press confer-
ence to refute Ingraham admin-
istration claims that public ser-
vice lay-offs were the result of
improper hiring. The party
accused the government of
"selling lies" to the Bahamian
people.
Enid Falconer, Vandelle
Bethel, Denise Miller and
Melissa Murphy, all single par-
ents with 14 children between
them, have been cleaning
streets from 7.30am until 3pm
since April 16, when they were
hired by the former govern-
ment along with eight other
women.
Ms Falconer said: "I don't
know who to blame but we
need some answers: we are sin-
gle parents, we were looking for
employment. It ain't like we get
hired through MPs or nothing,
we went in and we filled out
applications."
All of them point out that the
termination letter was the first
written document they had
received from the ministry, as
they were repeatedly told that
their confirmation letter was
coming soon.
Furthermore, none of the
four were paid until June, when
they received a lump sum for
their work since April.
"When they did call us to go
up there for our letter we were
thinking it was the letter saying
we are employed but it was our
dismissal letter," said Ms Fal-
coner.
She and others say they were
not informed upon being
"hired" by the ministry that
they were only to work on a
temporary basis.
Responding to the women's
concerns yesterday, Mr


Deveaux calls it a 'tragedy' that some were 'misused'


Deveaux explained that upon
coming to office his ministry
had found 47 people who
were hired between April 16 -
like Ms Falconer and April
30.

Procedure

"Approximately 27 of those
had just been told to 'go to
work'," he said, having been
given no approval from the
department of public personnel
and no financial clearance.
According to Mr )Deveaux in
bringing on these people in such
a manner the former govern-
ment had contravened the two
"basic requirements" of public
service hiring.
He further pointed out that
despite being told they were on
his ministry's payroll, Ms Fal-
coner and others had not been
reporting to the ministry, but
to the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services mak-
ing it harder for his ministry to
determine their status until
now.
"Without a record of their
employment and no physical
evidence of who they were
reporting to it would be diffi-
cult to know that they even
work for you." he said.


However, Mr Deveaux said
that while the government is
now dismissing workers who
were not hired according'to
proper protocol, his ministry
will take into consideration for
further employment opportu-
nities those who have done
"good work" and have neces-
sary qualifications.
"Any of those ladies who
their supervisors have found to
be hardworking and reliable
and who are doing good work
and from whom the govern-
ment could hire services, we
intend to re-interview and
retain," he said.
However, any employment
would have to be done "prop-
erlv" and would require an
adjustment in the already
approved budget based on sav-
ings in other areas, he said.
Ms Bethel said that she and
the team of workers have
received many words of encour-
agement from members of the
general public who are
impressed with the work they
have been doing.
'"We are keeping the
Bahamas clean, green and pris-
tine," she said, while Ms Miller
added that the jobs had given
the women the economic inde-
pendence they had been longing
for.


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THESE WOMEN try to figure out their next step after receiving letters
of termination from the Ministry of Works


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
XIAMEN, China Minister
of State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing is working to increase the
opportunities for Chinese
tourists to travel to the
Bahamas.
He told The Tribune that this
was the main focus of his dis-
cussion with Chinese Vice Min-
ister of Commerce Chen Jian
during bilateral discussions
between Bahamian and Chinese
officials on Thursday.
The Bahamas delegation is in
China for the second China-
Caribbean Economic and Trade
Co-operation Forum, which is
being attended by representa-
tives from countries in the Car-
ribbean, Latin America and the
South Pacific.
Mr Laing also shared his


hope that the trade relations
with China could also be
improved.
"The vice minister with whom
I spoke, also emphasised the
same thing, particularly noting
the transportation difficulties that
China being so far from the
Bahamas poses. But we were
able to speak to them to the
extent that given that 'hina has
experience significant economic
growth and development, there
are a significant numbers of ('hi-
nese who are now becoming high
net worth individuals; and the
extent to which our tourism pro-
motions can target them in par-
ticular is the extent to which we
will be able to reach an audience
of people who are quite capable
of overcoming those transporta-
tion logistical difficulties."
These would include, Mr
Laing said, (hinese nationals
who are already accustomed to


travelling to Miami, London, or
other parts of the world, and
definitely those financially capa-
ble of doing so.
Mr Laing also mentioned that
among the topics discussed in
the bilateral talks were the need
for encouraging foreign direct
investment in the Bahamas and
the promotion of Bahamian
products being marketed and
exported to China.
Additional bilateral talks will
take place today, and six semi-
nars will take place during the
remainder of the B1ahamian del-
egation's slay in Xiamen.
TIhese include, a seminar on
tourism development co-opera-
tion for Latin American,
Caribbean, and South Pacific
countries: one on trade and
investment in the Caribbean;
and a seminar on agriculture
technology for Caribbean and
the South Pacific countries.


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007, PAGE 3


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PAGE 4, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


EDI 6-' -T STERS TOiTHE EITOR


"1 DON't know much law," a young man
said to us yesterday, "but this doesn't seem
eightt to me."
We know a little more than he does about
the la\., but neither does it seem right to us.
I he young man was referring to the case
last \week in which a 43-year-old man, charged
with the murder of a nine-year-old boy,
walked to freedom after a judge ruled that
police had beaten a confession out of him.
Ihe case collapsed when the confession was
thrown out.
It is a case that has upset many people -
lihe legal profession, the police, the child's
family, friends, neighbours and many
Bahamians who are in no way connected
with those involved like the young man,
who having read about the judge's decision,
was mystified.
"If the judicial system continues like this,
vigilante justice could take root," warned
mother concerned citizen.
A lawyer coming to the defence of the
ludge blamed the police for a shoddy inves-
tigation. Lawyer Paul Moss was of the opin-
ion that police brutality in the Bahamas is
Sso prevalent that it is routine for accused to
claim that confessions are beaten out of them.
It is true that every accused blames the police
for extracting a confession by brute force.
Often his claims are false. However, it is
because of this prevalence that a judge should
thoroughly in estigate such a complaint.
Mr Moss said that these complaints in any
other jurisdiction would result in the imme-
diate release of the accused. We beg to differ.
Such a complaint would lead to a lengthy
,,i estigation of the accusations. No one
\would automatically take the word of an
.tiused person over that of a policeman.
According to Mr Moss; police officers
shouldd be able to produce evidence which
sho\ss a suspect is indeed guilty, rather than
atlint. lilse statements out of him.
No on,: is suggesting that statements
should bc beaten out of anyone. But very
olten police only have a confession to go on
to solve a case. The question for the judge is:
Was that confession given voluntarily by the
I.:cused. or did the police in fact extract it
I om him by force? It is not for the judge to
decide if what is contained in the confession
is true or false. That is for the jury. It is not for
the judge to decide whether the police gath-
ered enough evidence to support the confes-


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sion. If it is found that the confession was
freely given, then it is for the jury and not
the judge to say whether the police had
enough evidence, and whether they believe
the confession. If the judge says that the con-
fession was voluntarily given, then it has to go
to the jury to decide the facts.
Let's examine the case that has so shocked
Bahamians. It was a case of a young boy, an
honour roll student at Dandelion School,
who was found dead in bushes off Wulff
Road in June 2004. It was alleged that the
nine year old had been lured from a basket-
ball court and subjected to a brutal sex attack,
which killed him.
Last week a jury was empanelled and then
dismissed when lawyers asked the judge for a
voir dire so that a legal matter could be decid-
ed. It was a legal matter that could not be
aired in front of the jury so that whatever
the judge decided would not prejudice the
jury's decision on the facts of the case. The
judge was being asked to judge on the law -
was the confession voluntary? If he found it
was freely given, then whether what it con-
tained was true was not for him to question.
Nor at that point was it his business whether
the police had enough evidence to nail the
confession, nor was it any concern of his
whether the accused had been charged with
murder before- these were all facts to be
decided by the jury. Here are those who
believe that in arriving at his decision the
judge usurped the duties of the jury.
It is understood that the accused claimed
he was beaten and jumped on by three police
officers weighing more than 200 pounds. He
identified a policeman who he alleged orches-
trated the beating. Medical evidence did not
support his claim. And the policeman who
was meant to have been the lead man in the
beating produced his passport to show that he
was out of the country with his son at the
time the confession was allegedly being
extracted from the prisoner. It is understood
that the judge accepted these facts. And yet.
finding that the police used force, he threw
the statement out. Where was the evidence to
justify such a decision'?
Instead an accused man, who was never
given the opportunity to speak from the pris-
oner's box, was freed, while the police were
condemned to his place in the dock.
No wonder Bahamians are asking: Where
is justice in this country'?


Pelican Shores




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is a bad idea


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Where is justice in this country?


have the tenacity and will of
spirit to make sensible decisions
with a longer term vision in
mind.
I would like to commend the
DPM, Mr Brent Symonette,
The Minister of Agriculture,
Mr Larry Cartwright, Mr Edi-
son Key MP and BAIC chair-
man along with other govern-
ment officials who made us
aware of this project at a recent
meeting in Marsh Harbour.
Having spoken to the vast
majority of the homeowners on
Pelican Shores 1 can safely
advise that we are adamantly


against the project in its pre-
sent form.
Mindful of the fact that the
success of Abaco has been
much a result of the coopera-
tive and friendly relationship
we have with our foreign neigh-
bours and investors, too many
developments, and too many
large projects will destroy the
way of life most investors have
come to Abaco for in the first
place. The words, "laid back",
"peaceful", "tranquil"... come
to mind.
It is my hope that govern-
ment will listen to the people
of the Pelican Shores area and
reject this project without delay.
RANDY KEY
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
August 24 2007


Recent town meetings are


good news for taxpayers


EDITOR, The Tribune
1 WANT to thank the FNM
Government for causing the
recent Town Meetings to dis-
cuss the two proposed develop-
ments at south west New Prov-
idence. This was important
because the former PLP Gov-
ernment had negotiated the
agreements in secret and specif-
ically failed to table in the
House of Assembly, the agree-
ment reached with the Albany
Group in November 2006.
It is important for us as
Bahamian taxpayers to know
what concessions are being
approved for investors, espe-
cially investors who use threats
and pressure to try to force the


hands of Government in these
matters.
Mr Christopher Anand, the
representative of the owners,
continues to exert pressure on
the government to grant speedy
approvals and permits. Last
week he told us that if approvals
were not granted in eight weeks,
the entire project would go
away. This week he threatened
that if the permits are not grant-
ed in seven weeks, the project
will die.
It seems that the threats
worked on the PLP who hur-
riedly agreed to grand conces-
sions which may be beyond
what is permitted in law. Thank
God we have a new govern-
ment led b\ the Rt Hon Hubert


Ingraham. Prime Minister
Ingraham has said that his gov-
ernment is reviewing all of these
agreements to ensure that our
laws are observed and respected
and that the interests of
Bahamians are protected.
I trust him. 1 know that on
the FNM watch threats and bul-
ly tactics won't work. Reliable
investors need not be con-
cerned. They can be assured
that they will be treated fairly
and even-handedly by a Gov-
ernment committed to trans-
parency and accountability.
IVOINE INGRAHAM
Nassau
August 31 2007


Behaviour of police officers


EDITOR, rhe Tribune
My impression of, and confi-
dence in some police officers
was again (for the second
time in a many weeks) nega-
tively impacted yesterday
evening.
At approximately 5.30pm on
Wednesday. August 22, 2007, 1
was driving east along Chesa-
peake Road. As I approached
at the Road Traffic Police Sta-
tion along the south side of the
road an officer on a large police
bike pulled out of the station's
parking lot at a high rate of
speed. While attempting to


prance (or pop) his motorcycle
he lost control and fell, and he
and the motorcycle skidded sev-
eral feet with parts of the
motorcycle flying everywhere.
While everything is obviously
wrong about such behaviour
coming from a policeman, to
add insult to injury:
Is this not the division of
the force that deals with road
traffic offences?
Another question:
Who will pay to repair the
damage to the bike? (hopefully
not my tax dollars).
Finally in light of alleged
cover up and protection among
officers when they run afoul of
the law. I would suggest that


the powers that be, particular-
ly those responsible for disci-
pline on the force investigate
this matter immediately while
the evidence is there, ie a dam-
aged police bike and injured
police officer whose right arm
was badly bruised and bleed-
ing.
A CONCERNED
CITIZEN
Nassau
August 23 2007
(Yes, they have a damaged
police bike and an injured
police officer. They now need a
witness. It is up to you to do
your duty. Ed).


Expressing my


sympathy for Mr


Greenslade


EDITOR, The Tribune
THANK \ou for allowing
me space in your valuable
newspaper to express my sym-
pathy to Senior Asst Commnis-
sionci of Police Ellison
Greenslade and his family for
the unnecessary and ridiculous
accusations made against him.
When I heard and then read
the report I was very disap-
pointed and disturbed for I
consider Sr Asst Commissioner
ireenslade. Chief Superinten-
dent of Police Hulan Hanna
and Commissioner of Police
Paul Firqhuarson to be among
the greatest police officers past
and present that I and I believe
the Bahamian people have
seen.
These three outstanding offi-
cers I believe are respected and
loved by the I Bhanian com-
munity. I aml sure that Mr Ill-an


na and Commissioner Farqhar-
son along with the larger com-
munity know that the gifts that
Mr Greenslade received were
given on public television in
good faith (not under the table)
but because of his hard work
and dedication that he gave to
people of Grand Bahama and
those who think otherwise
should be ashamed of them-
selves. The gifts had nothing to
do with bribery or dishonesty
that Mr Greenslade an upright
gentleman with his family
should be subjected to public
embarrassment.
My heart and soul ache for
him and his family as they go
through these trials. I pray and
I know God will take care of
them.
AUDLEY D HANNA SrJP
Nassau
August 8 2007


Reflecting on PMH ants


EDITOR, I'le Tribune
Re: Ants attack. September 1,
2007.
WOW!! Free ants at PMH.
If National Health Insurance


was in effect, we'd be paying
for them.
KEN W KNOWLES, MD
Nassau
September 2 2007


EDITOR, The Tribune
I WRITE to express my
strong opposition to the pro-
posed 30 unit condominium/
hotel project slated for Pelican
Shores, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
This project is too dense in
nature to fit into the predomi-
nately residential area of Peli-
can Shores, and in my view, will
severely impact the quiet and
serene quality of life in our
neighbourhood.
Some may argue that there
are a few commercial develop-
ments already in place on Peli-
can Shores. In this respect, 1
would comment that we should
not let hasty decisions of the
past set precedent and thereby
shape future policy. We must
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THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007, PAGE 5


L


0 In brief

Grocery store
and customer
robbed by
armed men
SHORTILY after Ianm on
Wednesday, two armed men
reportedly entered and robbed
Handy Grocery Store located
on Alexandria Boulevard.
They got away with cash from
the store and a customer was
also robbed of jewellery and a
white Toyota Corolla.
The robbers escaped in the
stolen vehicle.
The police say their investi-
gation is continues.

Cuban father
in custody
dispute 'kept
in the dark'
* MIAMI

THE mother of a Cuban girl
at the center of an internation-
al custody dispute testified
Tuesday that she sent happy
pictures of the girl to her father
in Cuba without mentioning
that their life was difficult,
according to Associated Press.
The girl's mother, Elena Perez,
identified a handful of photos
she sent back to Cuba including
ones of her in a swimming pool
and celebrating a birthday. She
said she didn't tell the girl's father
about being evicted, a burglary
attempt on her house, losing her
job or losing government aid.
She said she told others but not
the girl's father.
Perez's testimony began the
second week of the hearings in
the case before Miami-Dade
Circuit Court Judge Jeri Cohen.
State officials claim the girl's
father, Rafael Izquierdo, aban-
doned her after she emigrated
to the US in 2005.
The girl, her half brother and
their mother legally entered the
US in 2005, but their mother gave
up custody after she attempted
suicide. The girl's father, a Cuban
farmer, now wants his daughter
back. State officials favor adop-
tion by her foster parents, a Mia-
mi former sports agent and his
wife who have already adopted
her half brother. Her mother has
said she wants the girl to go back
to her father.

Police officers
accused of
being part of
criminal web
* PUERTO RICO
San Juan

FIVE police officers were
among 17 people accused Tues-
day of participating in a criminal
network that smuggled drugs
and weapons in northern Puer-
to Rico, according to Associated
Press.
The officers had worked for a
tactical operations unit in the
capital of San Juan but were
recently transferred, according
to their arrest warrants. One
had been detained by Tuesday
afternoon.
One officer also faces charges
of hiring a hitman, Justice Sec-
retary Roberto Sanchez Ramos
said at a news conference. It was
not clear if he was the one arrest-
ed. Another suspect, a sergeant,
allegedly gave the officers a flex-
ible schedule to facilitate the
trafficking ring, Ramos said.
At least 10 of the other 12 peo-
ple accused in connection with
the ring were arrested Thursday
afternoon, authorities said..
It is the latest of several scan-
dals involving police in the US
Caribbean territory.
Last month, two officers were
charged in the shooting death
of an unarmed man that was
caught on videotape. Days later,
10 officers in western Puerto
Rico were accused of planting
drugs to frame residents of low-
income neighborhoods.






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Firefighters try to beat the clock liR ,

As Dart of I


Fire Safety
Awareness
Week,
firefighters
raced the
clock on
an assault
course at
the police
headquarters
on East
Street
yesterday


1 0 A



li1


*IUSNG fieh setohitatar


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A FAMILY is planning to
take legal action against
Princess Margaret Hospital,
claiming their baby was left
"disfigured" after being
attacked by red ants in her crib.
Meanwhile, the managing
director of the Public Hospitals
Authority and the Princess
Margaret Hospital said the
authority accepts responsibility
for the "unfortunate incident"
and extended their "most sin-
cere apologies" to the parents.
"Our heartfelt prayers and
best wishes for a speedy recov-
ery go out to the infant and
her family. Her condition is
stable, and her treating physi-
cians expect a full recovery,"
read a statement.


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Bahamian
women are taking on more
demanding roles as firefighters
on Grand Bahama and break-
ing through a years old barrier
in this male-dominated field.
Firefighters Schanel Stuart,
Eugenia Blatch, and fire vol-
unteer Barbara McIntosh were
recognized during the opening
of Fire Safety Week as the first
female firefighters at the Fire
Services Division in Freeport.
Although most women
would not consider fire fight-
ing a glamorous profession,
Ms Stuart said that becoming
a firefighter is something she's
always longed to be since she
was a little girl.
"I am honoured to be in this
profession because while
growing up as a young child
in Eight Mile Rock, I was
always fascinated with fire
trucks and the work of fire-
men, she said.
"I always said to myself that
I would like to be a part of
that a part of saving lives
and property. So when I heard
they were looking for females
I jumped on it right way."
Fire fighting is a very


At Sam last Friday Azora-
tor Culmer was called by nurs-
ing staff and informed that her
daughter, Unique, had been
bitten by insects.
Mrs Culmer said she was
appalled, as the afternoon pri-
or to the incident she had alert-
ed nursing staff to the pres-
ence of red ants in her daugh-
ter's crib, where she was ini-
tially being treated for an asth-
ma attack.
She said that the fact that
her daughter had not been
moved from the area where
she was being kept to another
location after she had alerted
staff to the presence of the ants
showed that staff had not
reacted sufficiently.
Describing the incident that
afternoon, Ms Culmer said
that her daughter looked like a
"totally different child" as a


demanding profession that
requires courage, strength.
and stamina under extremely
hazardous conditions. Persons
must also have adequate car-
diovascular fitness to perform
the many tasks involved in fire
fighting and rescue.
Ms Stuart completed seven
months of police training and
three months of fire training.
"There were times that I
wanted to quit, but 1 perse-
vered through all the rigorous
training sessions and demand-
ing hours," she said.
When asked how she felt
about being in a male-domi-
nated profession, she said:
"Everyone works together and
they are just like my brothers."
Ms Stuart said she hopes
that she can be a role model
for other women aspiring to
enter fields that are not usu-
ally for women.
"I would encourage young
women to become firefighters
because it is a very rewarding
career," she said.
Fire Awareness Week is
aimed at sensitising the public
of fire safety. This week fire-
men took part in community
walkabouts sharing fire pre-
vention tips and distributing
smoke detectors.
On Friday, firemen will


result of the painful attack,
which left her eyes, ears and
other body parts swollen.
Ms Culmer and The Tribune
were obstructed in their
attempts to take a photograph
of Unique's condition by hos-
pital staff.
Yesterday, almost a week
after her ordeal, Ms Culmer
said that Unique was ready to
come out of the hospital that
afternoon but her face and
other body parts had been
damaged by the attack.
"Her nose was disfigured,
one eye still a little damaged, a
little lazy it ain't as bad as it
was but you can still see a little
damage," said Ms Culmer.
The mother said that areas
of her daughter's body appear
"nibbled on" in the wake of
the incident.
The PHA, in its statement


hold a drill display. The week
will culminate with a fun
run/walk beginning at 6am at
Fire Services Headquarters on
Shipton Drive, A steak-out and
souse-out will follow.


yesterday, said that the injury
of "any patient in our care is
taken very seriously", as "pro-
viding the highest possible qual-
ity of patient care is our number
one priority."
The statement said that after
the incident occurred, proper
procedures were followed to
"ensure the infant received
appropriate care" and to inves-
tigate the matter.
"Measures have been adopted
to control the pest population
within the Paediatric Ward and
the hospital at large," it added.


"The public entrusts their
loved ones to us when they are
at their most vulnerable and this
is a trust we hold sacred. Inci-
dents where patients are injured
while under our care, while rare,
can never be overlooked and
throughout the PHA measures
are put in place so that incidents
that result in patient injuries are
never repeated," it said.
Meanwhile, Ms Culmer said
she is looking forward to having
her baby at home as she does
not feel that she is receiving
"good treatment" in the hospital.


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A u H I A N GIBSON
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III Lcii illn c cIan lllHash a badge
Rogue officers seem intent
,II deIllIIslindlll g leli poweI.
coLndiu liInlg t! heii sclv\es like
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lInt and unsociable It al ill their
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iAkc.: ,iI1d i, i 0 -i ru111al 11IIae
closely' linked and have igitled
sc\eral race Ir ots over tChe ye1 'S.


In the he 90sthe Civil Rights
inovlement was plagued hy iiici
dents of police brutaity, where
caimpaigilL I" wCere bludgeoned
with nightsticks and blackjacks.
arltacked by police dogs.
washed down and puiminelled
h) high Ipoweried laterr hoses.
anid falsely ,ai rested and racial
l\ piollied.
I lowevel, press 'exposurIe C 01
*PI i n \ alln d IIt' ii iI. \ tl ;il his
SiN o llinilg Ith u iicN,
Oiln the local lilll, ii Ltih like
Janmaica and Oakland (('ali-
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il the illner cities 'po1) a i olice
car or hear that the police are
approaching, they quickly roll
out, taking flight over walls and
barbed wired fences it necesC
a lly.
I'hese young men lear tlie
police who they have comer to
view -s oppressor s who w ill
o0nlv ill treat them or fI'or e
ihein l o colilcss lto linlies
rather than offer protection and


Many less
affluent
Bahamians
think that
justice is an
aspect of society
that is only
afforded to the
wealthy or the
politically
connected


service. It is no secret that vic
tins ot police brutality ai
often from minorities, young
or poor
Frankly, many less afflucnt
Bahamians think that justice is
an aspect of society that is only
afforded to the wealthy or the
politically connected.

furthermore, though
inany instances of
police bi utality go unreported.
people h\o do til lo. nLial con-
planliits ~l h the ( omplaints and
corruptionon I. lit gencially dis-
t uslt this internal policing divi-
sioltn i thi\ think then is a lack
of accountability and a buis
favouring police oftlicers.
The beating tof Desmond
Ke\ who has been in a two-
ilionlth omt -ia LtLupled W\Nith lite
dlsllls (isal ol cases V\ h|niI it
appealed that the police
Oh blamed illegal cunlessionls has
,nt4_ aLIliii hekighteilCd ilkt1 pui


ILt Illltul eSlt.
'This week's killing ol Andiros
native Kenneth Russell has the
)luhlic again isking qiIueslionsl
about ilhe ptilice S LISl. )1 lorLeL
illd s (III
If the r(ienial I)ciclctiv\ Jl ilt
is capable oi ( cI i dillng .it
views in vidtlio/LIdutlo \vlW is ii
that ill init, l datcd to i i c"ic dc'' J Is the
unit's failure to record all itei
vICew- a 1j L LILt. iu xcus to COiI
iIuiC WIll] I i i i1anlei C ll iicjog
ative loiin ai tihil tllten ics- ults
ill Su peCCtS alleging Ip lice
abuse"
I |) nu.-i ll\ kio(nv ofl ,l ric
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hy OtLil o n contain l ol'ficcis who
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ii I' tlith tlime ltha ilt iiiC. \Vwei
iiidC(I c-iicid nlt, civilian Lominis
sions to deal with coiipliini.,
against police officers

.)llce < omIiI `ssIo 'nuLi
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recently that the current draft


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against police
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1111 tol I J I '/l iiiib \cslCiC l:iY.,
Mr I ilrnqilust did no111 o into
spI..itics regaldinlg the iiuiinliei
of i1t a desitins. o1 the \\.i\s in
\\11i n thll \ 1l 1\ dililL' I o i tlll hel
pi>-' t de-ion. J i)ppro\, c bl b
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NSL' lihti\',s ol0 the vendorss first
Ib lore publlicisilln w.hat is
planned.
tFollo\\ iii tlih consultation
Mith lthe \lIndIoI, lthe stLbcoii-
miiiltlc i's sCl to reC'port to the fuill
('abinti b\ ithc end ol Septem-
hbc C'abinci will then consider
and apprio\ve a wa forward on
the market.
PubI'hlic Works Minister Earl
D)e\'eCau told I/ie Triblue that
along with consulting the ven-
dors. tIh govC'ernmnt would
also like to meet with other
stakelioldeis. such as the cruise
indusiriy. Bay Street merchants
and othei tourism service
1provideIs
"Wc've looked at a whole lot
of options," MIr LDevC;Caux said,
again without specilying what
Inew plans go\ CeCnmeniCl has
ullde cIllonide ration before cI
sulting withh the vendors.


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'ider retirement. Mr ilutchc-
son said he cdid not wish to
omnliment.
Mr (are\ and Ms ('olchrook
wouldd not lie reached lor com-
mllent.
Ns Colel'rook in March ol
this vear n;made history \\ lhen
slhe bi'ecalc tile first \\ i onan lo
!'C pifroimolted It llte' rink of
..ssislt nlt conllll issionll r.
Chiel Supii l Ianna saidI thai
,is the matter is one thIat is
Iciii discussed bct\ween ('Cin-
imissioner iFarquilarson iand tlec
ofliccrs in question, lie could
not give out any i names.
"EssLeniially they are people
who can retire,. \ ho are at that
point when they can retire if
they choose to, if that is Iwhat
they choose to do.
"I think it is simply the com-
missioner looking at what he
has to work with and then he is
making his strategic decision,"
Mvlr Hanna said.
Executive Chairman of the
Police Staff Association
Bradley Sands yesterday
applauded this latest "stream-
iining" move.
"Some of them can go home,
t would be good. The force
needs to be streamlined, the
force is out of whack, the
establishment of the Royal
Bathamnas Police Force is out of
whack and needs to be biorughlt
back." he said.


officers

Mr Sands said that it is his
view thlltl when officers ihave
sec\i \ d a certain ,i11m untl of
line, nmavbes 40 years, they'
should go home :ind "simply
tlake th ir blin lits .ind enjoy
their pension age."
"IHlow else ein Itc tyoungier
officers seek upII\\iard ilobility if
the lop tanks oif the police
fo-rce iare clogged becCiuse per-
solls are desirous of slaying in i
the force until they're 65 or 710-
\ears-old," he said.
Mr Sands said that the pro-
ductivity levels of the older
officers also should be exam-
ined.
"Are they only here because
they failed to make proper
pension plans and are only
here for the purpose of col-
lecting a salary, are lhev hold-
ilg on because they love the
powel so much. or are Ihey
holding on because they atre
really making a contribution,
do they ha\e a vision for the
next five, 10, 20 years for the
Royal Bahanmas Police Force.
"W''e believe Ihe time ihas
conice Ihlt thei\ need to exit the
force or the upward mnobility
cin'lt continue and it will cause
the force to be stagniant for ia
Ion timee." he said.


FROM page one Senior


allowance and a company car."


FROM page one

Offiicer YounIg said slie lithd IbcI
with the RBPI' for IS ca;rs and iwas
currncnlls attached to the crime
squad.
She said she was a friend and
teammate of the deceased for more
lhan 16 years. Shie was introduced to
the defendant b .Jackie and knew
hil for four to li\e years as her
boyfriend.
She said she saw him about three
times a wcck att Jackie's softball
games, where thev would exchange
pleasantries. officer r Youlg said that
on October 25. 20015, she was onl
duiv ;at the Rand Lab at Princess
Margaret Hospital. standing out-
side,. when the defendant
appr oaclced her at about 11.20am.
"He told me hie was looking for
inc." she said. "He told me he heard
Jackie was fooling around with a
police officer and if I knew anything
about it. I said 'No.' He asked me if
I knew Kevin Ellis and where he
worked."
Shie s,iid hutlchlinson quecstionled
hei about a softball trip to Tanmpa
during which she accompanied Jack-
ic. and asked her if she had ever
seen' Kevin t'.llis driving a rented
car.
"I told hinm not to get himiseClf in
any piroblcems...hie told Inc that he
was leaving to take Jackie for
lunch."
tOfliccr Young re\ sealed in counl
that the defendant appeared


Neymour hits back at Opposition


FROM page one

employees of the corporationn wrote to tie alleging
victinlisNtion. I forwarded their conmpliinl lo Mr
uitlter w'itlh a covering letter asking liini to review the
complaints and say how tIhe matter could be
resolved. Ilis :allegation that this constituted an
attempt byv ime to impose mlv will on him 'lo promote
Iwo fcinaici sItil mnlemibes' is pOtiinlly absurd."
Mr Buller alleged that this issuti of promnolioni
was referred o t the irlevail comniillcttes. I ys laler,
Mr Buller siubsequenlsly received a letter lie alleges
was' sent bv Mr Neyn'our, requesting the return of a
car lie wass using, now to be used by the new WS('
'Chairman M/ichael Barnett. The letter, according
to Mr Butler, is also said to have demanded the
return of any vehicle allowances he received.
"The vehicle in question was allocated to tihe
Chairman of the Board of the Water and Sewerage
Corporation, yet Mr Butler chose to use the vehicle
froil the time of his return to the corporation until
his dismissal," Mr Neymiour said in response. "Mr
Butler also received the customary car allowance,
which was to compensate him for the use of his per-
sonal vehicle in1 lieu of a company car."
Mr NeymvouI remarked that in his opinion Mr
Butler was "dcouble-dipping and should not have
received both benefits. There are no other individ-
uals at the corporation receiving both a car


Jackie Moxey
"'angiy" while speaking wilh her,
leaving her so concerned she
attempted to call the victim after he
left.
The defence objected to this
phrasing, telling the court that
description was inot present in Offi-
cer Young's signed statement. Mr
Ducille questioned the witness's
it lllmoiry Lipoln cross-cxan[linltion.
mIredi Mutnninglls. a former teacher
at I. W Young High Schlool who
taught the accused when he was ia
student in tiie 170s, said lie also
saw t ihe. dcfendainit on a regular basis
at I lutdlinson's car wash oin Mack-
es Street.
Mr Munnings said he ,'ias in the
area of ('lifton Pier around 1 pm on
October 25 studying the coastal ero-
sion of the nearby beach.
"I was just through doing some
work along the beach area...and I
was coming back on the main road.
It was there that I saw a black male
coming towards me asking for assis-
tince." lie siud. "lec said. 'Mister.
can you help me,. my girlfriend is
injured. I tlink I hit her too hard."'
Mr Mnrinigs said at first lie
wanted nothing to do with the man,
who was about 1 00 feet away from
hinl. It \\;ias not until the individual
called himl by name lie said, that ihe
realised it was the accused, lan
Hutchinson, also known to him as
iJoe Bo\


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a of resident Andros Ave
and formerly of Haiti,
will be held at Faith
Baptist Church, Market
J Street, on Saturday at
12:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Ina Dieu
Tilme, assisted by Pastor
Kevin Pierre and Pastor
Henri Max. Interment
follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Marilia
Comette: his wife. Emise Valburn Dalisma: 3
daughters, Mariann, Jeta and Ceilvita; 5 sons,
Odonel, Jackson, Sidney, Kevin and Tichlere; 3
brothers, Emmanuel, Aider and Cesawon; 3
'sisters, Cheritabe, Odete and Diedetan; 7 nephews,
Barry, Beloney, Nelson, Mario, Sidney, Carl,
Donelson; 12 nieces, Emranise, Emmanudla,
Adline, Lovena, Brenda, Feda, Shadlene, Nancey,
Evans, Fenecy, Luvans, Julie: 1 aunt, Oksie
Dalisma; 7 sister-in-law, Clermeda Philistin,
Rosemarie Casimir, Clearcene Dorcely, Jayla
Francious, Kretila Philisme, Jeisleinne Ester,
Roza Doljcl; 3 brothers-in-law, Shalear Francious,
Andre, Dorceiy; cousins: Fedena Valburn, Rose,
Franci Dalisma, Alsed Mondez, Danny Decius.
Yvone, Cilibon, Yolane, Kretile, Rosemon, and
Gesner Dalisma, Tikke Seymone, Aidner
Seymone, Jonadwa Dalisma, Sintone Dorjel.
Elvina, Cetade, Layone, Oden, and Jay Dalisma,
Luma, Louiseis, Layone Emmanuel, Vilan Cevil,
Roselene, Valanesse Cevil, Michilene, Diedonne
Cattie, Jerico Pouleder, Maniese Pouledor, Dover,
Salvaner and Pitesse Pouleder; other relatives
and friends including, Charlie Fedena, Celisa
Michael, Seniver Abraham, Bernarde Josephll
1James Si. ILoilis, Sadilli Seyvmione, Gibson and
John.

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.ni. until service lime.


"I recognized him...as he got clos-
er to me...at first I was not willing to
assist (Hutchinson)...in fact, I sug-
gested that he go and get help (else-
where). lHe continued to beg and
plead with'me and I said 'OK, I'll
help you,'" he said yesterday. He
estimated that he saw the defendant
at 1.30pm on October 25.
The defendant led him over to a
"rocky area" where he saw a black
female lying on her back, he said.
When asked by the prosecution to
describe the condition of the female,
Mr Munnings said he noticed bleed-
ing from her nose, a wound to her
temple, as well as erratic breathing
coming from Ms Moxey.
He told the court that he assisted
Hutchinson in lifting Jackie's body
to a maroon coloured vehicle, noting
that it took the two men about 10
minutes to carry her body to the
back seat of the car.
When asked by the prosecution if
the accused said anything else to
him. Mr Munnings replied: "Well,
he. was asking me if she was still
breathing (and) I said 'Yes."'
Mr Munnings revealed that, after
Jackie's body was secured in the
vehicle, the accused drove off
towards the nearby Lyford Cay
Clinic. Mr Munnings had initially
intended to return to his school, but
he changed his mind and set off for
the clinic to "find out" the condi-
tion of the woman.
Once at the clinic. Mr Munnings
testified that Hutchinson told him
tllat a doctor said Jackie's vital signs
were "Okay". Upon hearing this the
witness said he left the clinic and
never saw the deceased again.
Cross-examined bv lead defence
counsel Murrio Ducille. Mr
Munnings said it appeared that the
defendant was concerned about get-
ling help lor Jackie.
Mr Ducille asked the witness if
lie recalled seeing a bucket in the
area and the witness said he did not
recall seeing one at the scene. Mr
Ducille asked the witness if the area
\\;as rock and uneven and the wit-
ness agreed it was.
The trial is continuing.


victimisation claims
In al tempting to protect his reputation against
the charge iof victimisation, Mr Neymour further
countered claims that he denied a request by Mr
Buller to reorganise the corporation.
"With regard to his comments about denial of a
request for reorganisation and an operational audit
of the corporation, Mr Butler did make such a
request. I told him and confirmed in writing that I
would n1ot endorse any organisational change until
the Board was appointed and the changes could be
approved by them," he said.
"But he went ahead with his plan anyway without
even bothering to consult the Assistant General
Manager for Human Resources," Mr Neymour
added. "He has yet to respond to requests for infor-
inalion regarding the operational audit."
'he press statements attributed to Mr Butler,
Minister Neymour said, are riddled with erroneous,
incomplete and unfounded information.
"Most notably is Mr Butler's vilification of his
fellow executives by referring to them as 'members
of this incestuous network', and his failure to disclose
all the relevant facts, demonstrate his apparent
inability to function in a corporate atmosphere,"
Mr Neymour said.


FROM page one
basis that it was not instituted
according to the proper process.
According to Loren Klein, act-
ing senior counsel in the Attorney
General's Office, and Mr Adder-
Icy, after striking out the July 6 sum-
mons yesterday the Chief Justice
then granted the Opposition leave
to begin again with its challenge.
He also set down a trial date:
November 19 and 20.
The government now has seven
days in which to file an originating
summons challenging the appoint-
ment of Ms Wright.
The challenge, which the PLP are
to make. according to Mr Adder-
ley, is based on the premise that the
Senate appointment of Ms Tanya
Cartwright former president of
the Chamber of Commerce is
unlawful.
In May, Ms Wright and PLP
Michael Halkitis were appointed to
two of the three remaining Senate
seats by Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham.
According to the Constitution,
the seats, which do not automati-
cally go to either party, can be
appointed by the Prime Minister
after consultation with the opposi-
tion leader.
The PLP has maintained that, in
accordance with the provisions of
article 40 of the constitution, the
seat that Ms Wright now holds
should have gone to a PLP member.
When Mr Christie originally
objected to Ms Wright's appoint-
ment he was overruled by Mr Ingra-
ham under the provision of article
79 (5) of the constitution, which
empowers the prime minister to
continue with his appointment even
if the Opposition leader objects.
With the Prime Minister having
constitutional authority to make the
three appointments, with or with-
out the Opposition leader's consent,
the controversy surrounding the
appointments revolves around
whether the appointments reflect
the balance of power in the House.


Passport

FROM page one

ico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda
who have applied for passports -
but have not yet received them.-
can temporarily enter and depart
from the United States by air with
a government issued photo iden-
tification and Department of
State official proof of application
for a passport.
This temporary allowance will
continue through September 30ih
and "US citizens who departed
the country under this travel
accommodation prior tr'October
1st with a Department of State
official proof of passport appli-
cation receipt and governmeni-
issued identification, will be read-
mitted with these same docu-
ments if returning to the Unite~d
States after September 30th?'
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Plans afoot to bring



local entertainment



to tourism product


THE Ministry of Tourism has
opened dialogue with the
Bahamas Musicians and Enter-
tainers Union to form a joint
effort to reestablish Bahamian
Entertainment as a prominent
fixture in the tourism product.
Tourism and Aviation Min-
ister Neko Grant, along with his
director general Vernice
Walkine, deputy permanent
secretary Shelton Beneby and
the Ministry's tour and enter-
tainment general manager Ray-
mond Harrison met with the
union's president Percy Sweet-
ing and vice president Ronnie
Armbrister to outline the plan.
"Three things are of particu-
lar interest to me. To see the
return of live Bahamian music
in hotels throughout the coun-
try, the restoration of the native
Bahamian show, and the pack-
aging of our historic sites into
tours," Mr Grant said. "The first
two are of particular relevance
to your membership, and the
primary purpose for our met-
ing today."
The minister has said repeat-
Sedly that he wants to make the
;enhancement of the,visitor
experience a top priority for his
, ministry.
Among the concerns dis-
cussed with the union's leader-


Historic tours and revitalisation
of Bay Street also discussed


ship were the cost of local enter-
tainment which has been crit-
icised by some as being exces-
sive and the challenge of
transforming Bahamian enter-
tainment groups into viable and
sustainable private enterpris-
es.
Union president Sweeting
said he was happy for the oppor-
tunity to share some of the con-
cerns of union members with
Mr Grant. He expressed his sup-
port for greater collaboration
with the Ministry of Tourism.
Mr Sweeting suggested that
consideration could be given to
involving venues in areas out-
side of the traditional hotel and
resort settings, to drive tourism
business directly to the local
communities.
Mr Grant agreed and noted
that such extension is part of
his ministry's longer term plan-
ning, and will be pursued in
conjunction with other govern-
ment agencies.
These agencies, he said,
"would help in ensuring that
such establishments meet desired


safety and service standards".
"In the shorter term however,
we want to focus on venues that
are within reasonable walking
distance for the cruise passen-
ger. Venues that already have
an infrastructure that will per-
mit moving in the direction of
staging a native show fairly
seamlessly Venues that would
permit our guests the option of
enjoying native Bahamian
entertainment in a matinee or
evening show, and which might
at the same time also allow for
enjoyment of a typical Bahami-
an meal."
The parties agreed to give
immediate and collaborative
attention to this strategy, which
will be combined with efforts
to bring new life and activity
particularly to the downtown
blocks east of the Bay and East
Streets intersection.
The ministry plans to initiate
similar talks with the Bahamas
Hotels Association, regarding
opportunities for the ongoing
use of live Bahamian entertain-
ment at its member properties.


Bahamas discusses closer


ties with other nations


THE Bahamas is moving to
foster greater ties with Asian
-and Mediterranean countries.
The government announced
this following a meeting
between Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette and a number
of diplomats on Wednesday.
At the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs on East Hill Street, Mr
Symonette welcomed High Com-
missioner Designate of the
Democratic Socialist Republic of
Sri Lanka, Prasad Kariyawasam;
Michael Frendo, Minister of For-
eign Affairs of the Republic of
Malta; Honourary Consul of the
Republic of India, Ashish Saraf;
and Tae-Sik Lee, Ambassador of
ithe Republic of Korea.
SDiscussions focused on estab-
!lishing new ties and strength-
ening existing ones between the
Bahamas and these countries.
Mr Symonette inquired about
Sri Lanka's recovery after the
devastating tsunami of Decem-
ber 2004, which.killed about
40,000 people and destroyed
;80,000 homes.
Mr Kariyawasam thanked the
government for its assistance in
,the aftermath of the monster
tidal wave. He also noted that
displaced residents have gone
back to their original villages
and rebuilt their lives.
He said that Sri Lanka, like
Japan, has installed an early
warning system equipment to
alert the country in the event
of another tsunami. He said this
would give residents time to
evacuate.
SMr Kariyawasam said Sri
Lankans once thought of the
sea as "a friend", but after the
tsunami were afraid to fish,
which was a way. of life for
many. He said that the govern-
ment is making strides gradu-
ally and the economy is bounc-
ing back.
SSri Lanka is one of the oldest
democracies in Asia, gaining its
independence in 1948. The
Bahamas established diplomat-
ic relations with Sri Lanka on
July 19, 2005.
SWith regards to Malta, which
like the Bahamas is a country
surrounded by water, Mr
Symonette pledged the govern-
ment's commitment to foster-
ing closer ties, with particular
regard to the issuance of travel
visas.
India is a country very rich in
natural resources, and the chal-
lenges regarding visas for Indi-
ans to travel to the Bahamas
were also discussed.
Honourary Consul Saraf also
noted that India, with its almost
two billion people, would like to
learn about the Bahamas' suc-
cessful tourism product.
Korean Ambassador Tae-Sik
Lee congratulated Mr Symon-
ette on his election to office and
solicited the Bahamas' support
for his nation's election to the
Bureau of International Exhibi-
tion .(BIE), the world's largest


HIS EXCELLENCY Prasad Karijawasans High Commissioner designate
presented a copy of his Letters of Credence to Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette on Wednesday


cultural and economic display or
art, design, trade and relations.
Mr Symonette said the gov-


ernment would assist in any way
- particularly with regards to
fostering closer ties with Korea.


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"An Evening




of Writers"


Featuring:

Dr. Desiree Cox and Gordon Mills

G ordon Mills was born in London
but has resided in the Bahamas
since 1981. He taught English at St
Andrew's School for almost 25 years .
before moving to the College of the
Bahamas where he is editor and writer in
the Office of Communication. lie has
published one book, "The Debbie Fergu-
son Story Born to Run."


B orn 'Over-the-Hill' in Nassau, Dr Desire
Cox is a true polymath. The first
Bahamian Rhodes Scholar, she is a med-
ical doctor, a doctor of philosophy, a jazz-
singer (recording artist), a visionary artist,
and writer. Desire has been educated at
Queens College, Nassau, Bahamas, McGill
University, University of Oxford where she
trained as a medical doctor, and University
of Cambridge where she received an MPhil
and Phi) in history. She is the recipient of
numerous prizes and honors locally and inter-
nationall) for her scholastic achievements and creative innovations.
In 2004 the distinguished the British Medical Journal (BMJ) featured
her in a series of profiles of extraordinary doctors describing her
as a 'renaissance woian1'1


The National Art Gallery

of the Bahamas

Tuesday September 11, 2007

at 7:00 pm


The authors will share their lifelong

appreciation of reading and the role

it has played in shaping their lives.

Hear the featured authors read

selections from their work.


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L rd Cay Foundation assists two


generations of remarkable women


THE mother-and-daughter
team of Jeneth and Jade Pratt is
a great case in point for those
who believe that the apple does-
n't fall far from the tree. Both
women are unusually creative,
focused, and determined.
And now, thanks to their
tremendous work ethic and
financial support from the
Lyford Cay Foundation, they
both feel much more empow-
ered to fulfill their dreams.
In 1996, Jeneth Pratt, then 34
and the mother of four young
children, was working in the
Government Printing Depart-
ment as a dark room technician.
For some time, Jeneth had
longed to learn more about the
new and rapidly changing tech-
nologies associated with a field
she had a natural passion for -
graphic design.
One spring day, opportunity
came knocking. Flipping
through the newspaper, Jeneth
came across an advertisement
describing the Lyford Cay Foun-
dation's Technical Scholarships
Programme, which had been
established the year before to
assist Bahamian high school
graduates who wish to attain or
upgrade skills in areas where
there is a shortage of well-qual-
ified Bahamians in the work
force.
To date, the programme has
provided more than $2.8 million
in technical and vocational
scholarships to 364 individuals.
Jeneth, a graduate of R M
Bailey Senior High School,
applied right away.
Just a few months later, she
packed up Jade and Jade's old-
er sister, Jonnique, and headed
to Keiser College in Fort Laud-
erdale to pursue an Associate
of Science degree in computer
and graphic design.
In 1998, Jeneth returned to
the Government Printing
Department fully qualified to
handle a whole range of new
projects.
"This degree has motivated
me and has given me confidence
to tackle any task in the media
industry," she said. "It has
pushed me from the printing
department into multi-media
production."
Not every mother with small
children-and a full-time job
would take on the added
responsibility of pursuing a ter-
tiary education, but Jeneth was
determined to acquire the train-
ing necessary to meet the
demands of her chosen profes-
sion. ,L
"It was not hard,.because I
had the full support of my hus-
band and children," she said.
"Also, the assistance from the
Lyford Cay Foundation relieved
the financial burden associated
with being a full-time college
student and a full-time moth-
er. "
This year, the Foundation -
and new possibilities touched
the Pratts again.
Through an initiative called
the Special Scholastic Assistance
Search Programme (SEARCH),
Jade, 18, received a sizeable
scholarship from Ithaca College,
where she will be studying for a
bachelor of science degree in
chemistry.
Launched by the Foundation
in 1993, SEARCH assists out-
standing Bahamian students in
the college application process
and matches them with top
schools abroad and the Presi-
dential Scholars Programme at
the College of the Bahamas, to
secure funding for their studies.
So far, it has helped 324
young people obtain almost $9
million in scholarships from col-
leges and universities in North
America.
A stellar student and born
leader, Jade also received acad-
emic scholarships from the
Foundation and the Ministry of
Education, as well as the top
scholarship awarded through the
Junior Achievement (JA) Pro-
grammd t1fhere she was voted
'Most Distinguished Achiever,'
a title conferred to the partici-
pant with the best overall per-
formance.
Jade would not have been
able to attend school abroad
without financial assistance, and
takes the trust that has been
placed in her extremely serious-
ly.
"I feel it as a very huge
responsibility and something
that should not be taken lightly,
because no one likes to waste
their money," she said. "There
are three different groups of


people that are paying for me
to go to school, and I have to
make sure that I produce results
that all can be proud of."
Chances are she won't be let-
ting them down anytime soon.
"Jade is a dynamic, charis-
matic young lady, and an all-
around achiever who is deter-
mined to excel,' said Monique
Hinsey, director of educational


programmes and alumni
affairs at the Lyford Cay Foun-
dation.
Lionel Elliott Sr, executive
director of JA Bahamas,
agreed.
"She is a very intelligent
young lady, very mature for her
age," he said, adding that Jade
particularly impressed him in
her role as president of the
Achievers' Association, JA's
youth governing body, within
which she was able to command
the respect of her peers. "I saw
her being very organised and
very meticulous in that regard.
She's certainly a very sharp indi-
vidual, and we're very proud of
her."
Jade described by one
teacher as "brimful with per-
sonality and integrity" demon-
strated her intellectual curiosity
from the get-go.
"She has always been a bright
girl and would hold full conver-
sations with any adult from a
very young age," said Jeneth.
"She left many of them in awe."
In 2002, while attending S C
McPherson Juniu, High, Jade
sat for seven BJCs and got
straight As, prompting her
teachers to nominate her for a
scholarship offered by St
Andrew's School. She met all
requirements with flying
colours.
At St Andrew's, Jade went on
to attain 10 BGCSEs (seven As
and three Bs), participate in a
dizzying array of student activi-
ties, including several theatrical
productions, and become stu-
dent council president and head
girl, two positions that allowed
her to hone her considerable
skills as a public speaker.
"I love public speaking," she
said. "I think it's just' a talent I
have, and a gift from God, and I
just feel so comfortable onstage
with a mike in my hand, just
talking. It's just something I love
to do, and I will continue doing
it for the rest of my life."
To several observers, Jade
seems a slam-dunk for a career
in politics. Asked about the pos-
sibility, she did not rule it out.
"You can do whatever you
want once you have a love of
the people and you're willing to
serve," she said, with her trade-
mark can-do attitude.
For now, Jade is set on
becoming a chemical engineer, a
dream she has had ever since
she was 10 years old and saw a
programme about the profes-
sion on television.
"I made sure that all the
courses I did in junior high, and
then high school, were on line to
enable me to do that," she said.
As Jade prepared to leave for
New York and new adventures,
she expressed gratitude to her
.mother and father, Jonathan,
for having provided her and her
older siblings Jonathan, Jamiel
and Jonnique with "the best
form of parenting there is."
Jade explained that, when she
was very young and "lived to
watch TV," her parents were
always on top of her, making
sure she did her homework. But,
over time, as she proved herself
to be mature and responsible,
they became "very relaxed,"
allowing her to set her own
schedule.
"My Mom and Dad have
both played a major role in my
success in my academic career,"
she said. "But I think as I. got
older, it wasn't so much pres-
sure from them for me to suc-
ceed, because I felt as if they
already knew I would."
Looking forward, Jade was
crystal-clear about what she
wants to achieve over the next
four years.
"I intend to do very well, and
1 intend to be a part of the Itha-


ca College community as much
as possible," she said.
In addition to excelling acad-
emically, she planned to join
many clubs, audition for the-
atrical productions, and take full
advantage of her elective cours-


es outside the field of science.
"I want to be student body
president, so I'm going to run
for that I know that even
before I reach the school," she
said, bursting into a round of
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THE Lyford Cay Foundation's highly successful Special Scholastic
Assistance Search Programme matches academically gifted Bahamian
students with top colleges and universities in North America.
It also guides the students'in all aspects of applying to the institutions
for admission and financial aid.
This year, SEARCH is also actively seeking candidates for the Pres-
idential Scholars Programme (PSP) at the College of the Bahamas.
PSP is a unique four-year scholarship and personal development
programme which helps students cultivate their leadership skills and
develop effective partnerships with peers, faculty, alumni and the
greater community while encouraging them to be involved in academ-
ic, social and service oriented activities.
Getting into SEARCH is no easy task.
At the beginning of each academic year, the foundation's director of
educational programmes and alumni affairs Monique Hinsey works with
guidance counsellors at local high schools and COB to identify the
most promising graduating students.
To be considered, applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.5 (3.3 at
COB), a minimum SAT score of 1,100, eight BGCSEs with at least five
As, and three or more advanced level examinations (such as AP) with
grades of A to C.
Prospective candidates are also interviewed by an independent pan-
el which evaluates them for qualities such as their level of maturity and
motivation, communication skills, and career plans.
Around 60 per cent of interviewees are accepted, aid the painstak-
ing process of matching them with the right schools based on factors
including the student's abilities, field of study, financial need and geo-
graphical preference gets underway.
More than 100 colleges and universities participate in SEARCH,
including Beloit, Duke, Harvard, Lehigh, Macalester, Richmond and
Vassar in the United States, and Acadia, King's, McGill, St Thomas and
Trent in Canada.
SThe programme has been so successful that many of the schools
now approach the foundation, eager to woo the best candidates before
they have even applied.
"Over the years, the competition for admission into a good college has
grown tremendously, but we have met the challenge and proven that our
students can compete successfully against students from all around
the world," said Ms Hinsey.
"When we look at the schools that the SEARCH candidates have got-
ten into, and the financial packages that they receive, it speaks volumes
about the caliber of young people that the Foundation works with."
Ms Hinsey encouraged students who wish to know more about
SEARCH to speak to their guidance counsellors.
She said the deadline for applications to SEARCH for the 2008-
2009 academic year is September 17,2007.


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PAGE 12, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007


Colinalmperial


Confidence For Life


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Courtesy Call on Deputy Premier & Minister of Finance Mr. Dashwell Flowers, VP
of Sales Colinalmperial (CIIL); Mr. Ednol Farquharson, Director Colina Holdings
Bahamas Ltd. (CHBL); Mr. Norman Hamilton, Managing Director NW Hamilton & Co.
authorized agents for Colinalmperial in the Turks & Caicos; Mr. Montgomery
Braithwaite, President CIIL; The Hon. Floyd B. Hall, Deputy Premier & Minister of
Finance; Mr. Emanuel Alexiou, Director CHBL; Mr. James Smith, Consultant, AF Hold-
ings Ltd.; Dr. Roger Brown, Registrar of Insurance Companies in The Bahamas; Mr.
Glen Ritchie, VP of Operations CIIL.


Courtesy Call on Premier Michael Misick Mr. Ednol Farquharson, Dr. Roger Brown,
Mr. James Smith, Mr. Montgomery Braithwaite, The Hon. Michael Misick, Mr. Emanuel
Alexiou, Mr. Dashwell Flowers, Mr. Glen Ritchie and Mr. Norman Hamilton.


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It's Official Emanuel Alexiou, Montgomery Braithwaite, Dashwell Flowers,
Norman Hamilton and NW Hamilton Representative, Straudy Lightbourne are
shown at the press conference launching Colinalmperial operations within the Turks
and Caicos. NW Hamilton & Co. have been selected as the authorized agents for
Colinalmperial in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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COCKTAIL RECEPTION Emanuel Alexiou and Norman Hamilton have a chat during
the evening cocktail reception of Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Turks and Caicos
launch.


Counterparts -Turks and Caicos Superintendent of Insurance, Mr. Albert
Smith is shown with Dr. Roger Brown, Registrar of Insurance Companies in
The Bahamas. The delegation also paid a courtesy call on Mr. Smith earlier in
the day.


NW Hamilton & Co. A Winning Team Rated A- (Excellent) by AM Best, NW
Hamilton & Co. have proven themselves to be a force to reckon with in the Turks &
Caicos. Colinalmperial is proud to welcome them as our authorized agents. Shown
L-R: Norman Hamilton, Managing Director; Omisha Rolle; Elianise Rigby; Straudy
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Visa snags cost Bahamas




Indian tourism business


* Honorary Consul wants to bring 10 per cent of two million Indians who visit US to the Bahamas
Suggests Bahamas seek double tax treaty to act as investment gateway to India
Interested in acquiring Nassau's Bacardi plant


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Honorary Consul
in India yesterday
told The Tribune
that the Bahamas
is missing out on potentially
lucrative tourism business
because it does not have its
own diplomatic mission there
that can issue visas to Indian
travellers, adding that he want-
ed to help this nation attract
10 per cent of the Indians who


visited the US on an annual
basis.
In Nassau on a four-day stay,
Ashish Saraf said he had been
asking the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs to allow him to issue
visas to Indian travellers for
over a year, but without suc-
cess.
He added that currently,
Indian nationals wishing to vis-
it the Bahamas had to obtain
visas via the British High Com-
mission in that country, a
process that often took
between seven to 10 days. Such


a process, with its bureaucracy
and red tape, could act as a
disincentive for potential
tourists wishing to visit the
Bahamas.
"India is a country with one
billion people," he told The
Tribune yesterday. "Thou-
sands of Indians travel to the
US every year, over two mil-
lion a year, but very few visit
the Bahamas.I'd like to bring
at least 100 per cent of that to
the Bahama islands.
"I have requested of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to


allow me to issue visas, but
they have not given me that
power. Today, Indians have to
go through the British High
Commission."
An alternative solution to
the visa problem, Mr Saraf sug-
gested, was to allow Indians
holding valid US and UK entry
visas to travel to the Bahamas,
as,it was unlikely that they
could pose any security risk.
"Otherwise, the closest

SEE page 9


ASHISH SARAF, the Bahamas Honorary Consul in India, with Brent
Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs


Bank confirms


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
COMMONWEALTH
Bank yesterday confirmed
Tribune Business's exclusive
story of more than a month
ago by announcing plans for
a three-for-one stock split,
following swiftly being fel-
low BISX-listed stock,
FOCOL, in seeking to make
its shares more attractively
priced for new investors and
stimulate trading activity.
T. B. Donaldson, the
bank's chairman, confirmed
that Commonwealth Bank's
Board of Directors had
approved the split, which
will increase the number of
its issued common shares
from 75 million to 225 mil-
lion, at its August meeting.
The stock split is sched-


* Move aims to make
Commonwealth more
attractive for entry
investors, boost liquidity
and stimulate trading
* Bank plans to amend
Articles of Association,
as analysts back split
that has to be approved
by EGM

uled to become effective
from November 9,2007, but
the final step before this
happens is for Common-
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SEE page 11


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
HARRAH'S Entertainment
and Starwood remain "com-
mitted" to their partnership
with Baha Mar in its planned
$2.4 billion Cable Beach rede-
velopment, The Tribune has
been told, as the developers
continue to hold meetings with
"multiple" government agen-
cies in an effort to move the
project forward.
Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
senior vice-president of admin-
istration and public affairs, said
Harrah's and Starwood's posi-
tion had not altered, despite
almost six months having
lapsed since the March 15,
2007, date at which the Cable
Beach Resorts owner was due
to close its agreements with
the two world-class tourism
operators.
"The position remains the
same. They're committed to
the project," Mr Sands said of


Harrah's and Starwood.
"We're continuing to talk
and meet with the Govern-
ment of the Bahamas. We've
had a number of meetings, and
continue to talk and work our
way through our discussions
with them."
Mr Sands said Baha Mar had
been having "multiple meet-
ings" with government depart-
ments and agencies, including
the Office of the Prime Minis-
ter.
He added: "We're continu-
ing to talk, which is always a
very positive sign."
Baha Mar had hoped to
complete a supplemental
Heads of Agreement to the
one it had signed in May 2005
with the former Christie
administration by March 1 this
year, which would have then
given it time to close the agree-
ments with Harrah's and Star-

SEE page 5


Guana Cay developer eyes


other Bahamas projects


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE developers behind the $175 million
Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club yesterday
told The Tribune they were likely to look
at other potential mixed-use resort pro-
jects in the Bahamas "in the near future",
the Great Guana Cay development being
"as important as any project we have".
Steve Adelson, a partner in Discovery
Land Company, the Guana Cay develop-
er, said: "It's the most important project
we have in our portfolio from the stand-
point of all the great attractions it has, the
long-term expansion and growth we have,
and the high-end needs of the clients we
serve.
"It's as important as any project we jave.


This is our second internationally, but we
hope there will be more, which is why
Baker's Bay is so important to us."
He added: "We hope to do more in the
Bahamas. The focus is on Baker's Bay for
now, but we have looked at the urgings of
the Government and private citizens to
look at other projects in the Bahamas. In
the near future, we will expand our focus
in the Bahamas."
Despite the global credit squeeze, due to
a reduction in global banking system liq-
uidity that resulted from the fallout from
the US subprime mortgage crisis, Mr
Adelson said Discovery Land Company
had seen no effects on demand for real
estate at Baker's Bay.
The availability of credit, or lack of it,
had been seen as a potential threat to


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opments that were relying on real estate
sales to generate cash flows and pay off
debt. Real estate sales, it has been feared,
will dry up if buyers lack the means to
obtain mortgages and other forms of debt
financing.
Yet Mr Adelson told The Tribune: "The
US housing market is not real strong right
now. People have seen a contraction in
the market, and that was compounded
recently with the subprime situation.
"But our buyers are not affected by that,
because we're offering them a very high-
end product. Typically, it's cash buyers,
so financially there's not a big impact for

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The second system you
will need is a General
Accounting System. This is
essential if you wish to build a
business.
There are many important
tasks that you need to attend
to, such as regular reporting,
budget forecasting, prepara-
tion of financial-statements,
establishing credit lines, inter-
nal controls, securing future
borrowing requirements, trea-
sury function, payroll function,
taxes and returns to monitor-
ing business ratios.
Your accountant will advise
on the importance of these for
your size of business. Out-
source these functions to a
financial controller as you
grow in size.
The third system you will
need is a system to manage
your Revenue And Accounts
Receivable.
If you don't want to run out
of money. you will need to
implement a system to stream-
line your sales process so that


you invoice promptly, collect
quickly, deal with refunds and
credits efficiently and minimise
your arrears.
Concentrate on the follow-
ing areas, such as billing, the
collection process, credit
authorisation and your arrears
policy. Your accountant can
advise you which of these are
important for your size of busi-
ness and how to do them. Out-
source these functions to a
financial controller as you
grow in size.
The fourth system you will
need is a system to deal with
Expenses and Accounts
Payable.
You will need to implement
a system to streamline your
purchasing process, so that you
pay late, keep your costs under
control, obtain credit and
ensure all your purchases are
properly authorised.
Concentrate on the follow-
ing areas, such as payment
processes, cost control and
obtaining credit and purchas-
ing procedures and approvals.
Your accountant can advise
you which of these are impor-
tant for your size of business
and how to do them. Out-
source these functions to a
financial controller as you
Qrow in size.


The fifth system you will
need is a system to Manage
Cash Flow. This is just as
important for an eBusiness as a
bricks and mortar business.
You don't want to run out of
money and have to close your
website down.
Concentrate on the follow-
ing areas to help your business
maximise its cash flow, such as
managing your overdue receiv-
ables, stretching your own pay-
ments, early payment incen-
tive schemes, move your cus-
tomers to a retainer basis,
review your pricing, buy your
supplies in bulk, renegotiate
terms with your suppliers, and
consider leasing as a way to
conserve your cash flow.
As well as the traditional
areas, there are several new
areas that you will have to
master as follows:
The sixth area you will
need to give some thought to is
how you are going to collect
your money from customers
when you sell things on your
website.
The easiest way is to use
PayPal as your payment gate
way. It is really easy to set up.

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S' The American Embassy in Nassau, The Bahamas has a re-
quirement for a qualified contracting firm to provide labour, equipment, and
materials to remove one existing steel underground storage tank (UST) and
install one new double wall fiberglass or double wall fiberglass reinforced
plastic (FRP) jacketed steel tank (for example Glasteel, Plasteel, Permatank
or equivalent). This construction effort is estimated at between $100,000
and $250.000 as per FAR 36.204 and needs to be completed no later than
December 31, 2007 in Nassau, The Bahamas. The new UST shall be ap-
proximately 9500 liter (2500 U.S. Gallons). The new tank installation work
will include all associated equipment for leak detection and monitoring and
all piping in accordance with the specifications to be provided. The embassy
can assist with duty-free entry for the tank and equipment associated with
this project once the contract is awarded and a qualified firm is selected.

All firms who respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and
financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each Offerer must
meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal:
Be able to understand written and spoken English;
Have an established business with a permanent address and
telephone listing;
Have the necessary personnel, equipment and financial resources
available to perform the work;
Have all licenses and permits required by local law;
Meet all local insurance requirements;
Have the ability to obtain a performance and guarantee bond and a
payment bond, or to post adequate performance security, such
as irrevocable letters of credit or guarantees issued by a reputable
financial institution;
Have no adverse criminal record;
Have no political or business affiliation which could be considered
contrary to the interests of the United States
Have good experience and past performance records; and,
Identify specialized experience and technical competence required
to construction the work in accordance with this solicitation.

If a firm is interested in competing for this requirement, please provide a
written request for a copy of the solicitation by Monday, September 17th,
2007 to the Attention: Contracting Officer or Procurement Supervisor, U.S.
Embassy Nassau, 42 Queen Street, P.O. Box N-8197, Nassau The Bahamas,
Telephone (242) 322-1181 ext 4277, Fax (242) 328-7838 Or via email at
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online business. To manage
your eFinances correctly, you
will need to apply the lessons
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money, and apply these tradi-
tional methods to your online
business as well.
Here is a quick reminder of
the important areas:
The first system you will
need is a Bookkeeping System
to keep records of your trans-
actions, so that you and your
stakeholders can keep track of
your business. This includes
authorities that issue your busi-
ness licenses.
You would be surprised how
few businesses keep proper
accounts.
Make sure you keep records
of your revenue and expens-
es, petty cash, inventory,
accounts receivables and
accounts payables. If you don't
have the time or skill to do this
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up to date, you won't be able
to see what is happening in the
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THE GOVERNMENT is
working towards the complete
enforcement of the Health and
Safety at Work Act, Senator
Dion Foulkes, the Minister of
Maritime Affairs and Labour,
told The Tribune yesterday,
noting that several measures
have already been implement-
ed.
Mr Foulkes explained that a
number of health and safety
officers have already been
trained to perform assessments,
and are at work surveying
Bahamian workplaces.
He added that many provi-
sions in the-Health and Safety
at Work Act have already been
implemented, but there were
some that required regulations
to be passed before they can
be added to the existing mea-
sures.
'So as soon as they are com-
-pleted, they will be enforced,"
Mr Foulkes said.
According to the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon) president, Brian
Nutt, the Health and Safety at
Work Act requires a number
.of codes of practices to be
effective.
Mr Nutt said a working com-
mittee has been examining the
codes of practice for a number
of other countries in the region
prior to making their official
recommendations.
'"Nothing has been placed
before the House yet, but they
are working to ready the Act,
and I think it is more than like-
ly that it will come up short-
ly," he said.
The Health and Safety at
Work Act 2002 was passed dur-


ing the FNM's first term in
office as part of its labour leg-
islation to regulate health and
safety standards in the Bahami-
an workplace.
An Advisory Council was to
be comprised of three repre-
sentatives from the Ministry
of Health, the Ministry of
Works, Fire Services and an
inspector appointed by the
Minister of Labour.
Earlier this year, officials
from the International Labour
Organisation conducted a pro-
file on the Bahamas where it
worked with the country to
point out its strengths and
weaknesses, and also made rec-
ommendations on how
employers could ensure they
provided a safer environment
for their employers.


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* 1.4-litre new generation i-DSI engine
* Continuous variable automatic transmission
* Power windows, door locks and mirrors
* Air conditioning I
* AM-FM Radio with CD Player
* Anti-lock braking system
* Driver front air bag
* Fold-flat seats.


Factory Warranty
2 years/24k miles -
whichever occurs first


--



.-'. Airport
Development Company
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is seeking bids for
Construction services from suitably qualified local Bahamian contractors
to carry out a bathroom construction project at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport.

Qualified contractors must:-
-Demonstrate an ability to obtain $1,000,000.00 liability insurance
-Provide evidence that all Government tax payments are current
-Provide at least three references from owners of projects in excess
of $50,000.00

Bid packages can be obtained from the offices of NAD on Monday,
September 10th between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

A site visit has been arranged for 9am on Thursday, September 13th.
Contractors wishing to participate are asked to notify NAD of their
intention no later than 5pm on Wednesday, September 12t at telephone
number 702-1000.

The Deadline for submission of bids is 4:00pm on September 21st, 2007.
Bid packages should be delivered to the NAD offices no later than 4:
00pm September 21"t, 2007. All packages received after this time will
be returned unopened.

NAD reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


CABINET WORKSHOP
MANAGER NEEDED

Qualifications:
* Able To Run & Repair Three Phase Computer
Controlled Lato Edgebander
* Able To Run & Repair 63 Head Line Boring Drill
Machine
* Able To Run & Repair Putsch-Manniconi Vertical
Panel Saw
* Cabinet Making Skills A Must
* Strong Management Skills
* Computer Skills For Inventory And Purchase
Orders
* Good Communication, Leadership And People
Management Skills

Forward resume to:
kccbah@ohotmail.com


w*


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007, PAGE 3B


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hear from people who
arc making news in their
neighborhoods.
Perhaps you are raising
funds for a good cause,
cilmpaigning for
improvements in the
amII ;i or have won an
Ia\\ i llnd.min
It :so. call us on 322-1986
iaml share your story.


August 23, 2007

Mr. Michael Reckley,
Vice President
Bahamas Hotel industry Management Pension Fund
SG Hambros Building
West Bay Street
Nassau, NP the Bahamas

Dear Michael Reckley,

In my response to an email from Lashan Smith referring me to the website and stating
that I have to wait until age 65 years old to receive my pension fund. I am presently aware
of cases with my family members and friends who have applied for the pension fund and
received it. They were not told, like myself, to wait until age 65 to receive their pension
fund. However, when the Hotel Management Pension Fund employees and management
decides who qualifies and is eligible to receive pension funds based on existing laws and
pi actices it is clearly discrimination and injustice. This is the basis of my case against the
Hotel Management Pension Fund. I am challenging these actions and law by the Hotel
Management Pension Fund because if everyone had to wait until age 65 to receive their
pension fund, then I would not have a legitimate case and be looking to receiving my
pension now as others were able to receive theirs. I will educate the Bahamian people
about this matter concerning the policy of the Hotel Management Pension Fund with
my paid advertisement of this letter to the Bahamian public. I will prove that the present
system at the Hotel Pension Management Fund is definitely injustice and discrimination by
allowing some people to receive pension and others are not able to collect their pension.

I feel strongly about this matter and will work tirelessly to change this injustice at the Hotel
Management Pension Fund so that many more Bahamians whose cases are similar to
mine can also receive their pension now. I have not been working for the hotel industry
for the past 13 years and am presently living in the United States for the past nine years.
Please contact Leshan Smith to inquire about your pension fund now at 5024225.

Yours respectfully,



Pedro Smith
www.PedroSmith.com







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
Macaroni & 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 East Bay Street this Saturday
SEPTEMBER 8th from 11 a.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 or johnny cake


FROM page 1


Go to the PayPal website for
more information.
If you need shopping cairt
software that allows VouL
online customers to place ieans
in a "cart" and calculate a total
for the order, including ship-
ping and handling and iaxes,
there are many package, out
there. Most integrate easily
into your website, support
many payment gateways such
as PayPal, and have some
clever marketing add-ons, such
as auto responders, newsletter
management and advertising
tracking. Ask your wchmnaster
for advice.
Finally, the seventh area
you will need to consider is


Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate
marketing is one of the fastest
growing areas on the Internet,
and is a very popular way of
generating revenue. There are
two ways in which you can par-
ticipate:
Vendor
You can become a vendor
and ,tLiuit other affiliates to
sell VoLII product. These affili-
ales send traffic to your site,
and if it converts into a sale
you share your revenue with
them. You can either join one
of the many third-party affili-
ate networks that will manage
the whole process for you, or if
you want to manage your own
affiliate programme you can
integrate your own affiliate
program in your website using
software such as iDev.


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Imagine if you sign up 1,000
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and each is driving 10 visitors a
day to your site. You can see
how this can quickly grow your
business.
You can also become an
affiliate if you want to sell
someone else's product and
earn a commission for doing
it. If you have a large customer
list, you should take the oppor-
tunity to sell other products to
them, as this can also generate
a lot of revenue. For more,
information try downloading
the excellent eBook Affiliate
Insider, written by Gordon
Penza.
Managing your eFinances is
an important process. Don't
be an antipreneur and leave it
to the last minute to prepare
your accounts, such as when
you need a loan or renew your
business licence. So, in order to
avoid the trap of antipreneur-
ship, make sure you spend suf-
ficient time on this area, as it
could spell the difference
between your success and fail-
ure.

NB: This column is available
as an eBook at
www.antipreneurship.com
Mark draws on 20 years of
top level business, marketing
and communications experi-
ence in London and the
Bahamas. He is chief operating
officer of www.ezpzemail.com,
currently lives in Nassau, and
can be contacted at markalex-
palmer@mac.com
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In eBusiness, financial





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PUBLIC NOTICE


TENDER FOR THE SCANNING, STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF DATA IN
ELECTRONIC FORMAT
Tenders are invited from duly qualified and experienced companies for the
provision of a scanning, storage and retrieval of data in electronic format solution,
for the Financial Intelligence Unit (the "FIU") a governmental agency
established by the Financial Intelligence Unit Act, 2000.

There are five (5) major elements expected from the proposed solution:

1. Security of Solution.
2. Storage and Retrieval of Imaged document.
3. Capturing of key information contained within documents and
associating the image with it.
4. Managing of Documents by case, and
5. Querying and Reporting of Information.

As part of the Tender process each potential bidder is required to sign a
Confidentiality Agreement before receiving the Bidding Documents. Failure
to execute the same will forfeit the potential bidder's opportunity to bid on
the solution.

Tender documents, which include Software Requirements Definition document
and other relevant information, can be collected between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday at the Reception Desk, Financial Intelligence
Unit, 3rd Floor, Norfolk House, Frederick Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tender for The
Financial Intelligence Unit's Electronic Document & Case Management
System" airmailed oi delivered to:

Chairman
Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
3rd Floor Reception Desk
Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Cable Beach, West Bay Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

All Tenders must be received at the above address by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday
27th September 2007. All Tendeis iimut e submitted in triplicate.

All persons who submit bids are invited to attend the opening of Tenders at the
Ministry of Finance, 3"' Floor, Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, Cable Beach, West
Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas at 10.00 a.m., on Tuesday 2nd October
2007.

The Financial Intelligence Unit reserves the right to reject any or all
Tenders.


8iS1~BUSINESS






FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007, PAGE 5B


THF TRIBUNE


Harrah's still 'committed' to Baha Mar


FROM page 1
wood.
Baha Mar had sought the
supplemental Haeds of Agree-
ment to account for its part-
nerships and the increased
scale of the project, which now
requires a $2.4 billion invest-
ment, whereas the first Heads
of Agreement anticipated a $1
billion project. The supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
would also have sought an
increase in investment incen-
tives in proportion to the
increase in the project's invest-


ment and cost.
However, the Christie
administration never conclud-
ed the supplemental Hleads of
Agreement before it was voted
out of government in the May
2 general election. Many
observers felt the Government
did not want to commit itself to
a new agreement just prior to
the election as the increased
investment incentives may
have laid it open to FNM
charges that it was giving away
too much to investors.
Harrah's, which was to take


a 43 per cent equity stake in
the Cable Beach redevelop-
ment, and bring its Caesar's
Entertainment brand to the
Bahamas, and Starwood, both
have 'walk away' clauses in
their contract that they could
have activated since March 15,
enabling them to leave the
Baha Mar project.
So far, they have chosen not
to do so, but Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham's govern-
ment has shown no signs so far
of bowing to their wishes. It is
understood the Government


wants Baha Mar to start ful-
filling its obligations under the
first Heads of Agreement
before talks on increased
investment incentives are con-
templated, with the Prime
Minister concerned to ensure
Baha Mar can deliver on its
promises.
Meanwhile, Mr Sands said
comprehensive renovation
work was taking place at the
Wyndham and Sheraton
resorts that would be complet-
ed in time for the peak winter
and Christmas seasons, ensur-


ing the Cable Beach Resorts
maintained their competitive-
ness.
"Major, major work is taking
place in the Sheraton and
Wyndham as we speak," Mr
Sands said. "It's all part of the
plan we've committed to in
anticipation of the project. We
will have at least two hotels
where the product is improved
significantly to make us com-
petitive in the marketplace."
Mr Sands said work on the
'M' and 'H' towers at the Wyn-
dham, involving a complete


remodelling of 250 rooms, was
set to be completed by the end
of December, "in time for
Christmas and the winter sea-
son", with the penthouse suites
and lounge in the main tower
also scheduled for completion
by that date.
The Seaside Buffet restau-
rant in the Wyndham had also
been closed for renovations,
Mr Sands added, saying Baha
Mar believed the second phase
of work on the Sheraton would
also be completed by Christ-
mas.


Guana Cay developer eyes

other Bahamas projects


FROM page 1

Baker's Bay. We've seen no
impact.
"Discovery Land Company
is having its best year in North
America that it's ever had. Dis-
covery Land Company has
probably done $1 billion in real
estate sales between its 14 pro-
jects."
Mark Spear, senior vice-
president for project develop-
ment at Baker's Bay, told The
Tribune that work on the pro-
ject's 165-slip'marina, which
will be able to accommodate
yachts up to 200 feet in length,
was about 50 per cent com-
plete.
Work on the bulkheads and
dredging the channel from the
sea to the marina was finished,
and Discovery Land Compa-
ny and its contractors were
now dredging the marina basin
itself.
Mr Spear said interest in
Baker's Bay's real estate offer-
ing "has been very good and
continues to be strong". He
added that the developers were
"in the process of closing sev-
eral of our early commit-
ments", and roadways for the
development site were 40 per
cent complete.
Mr Spear said Phase I con-


struction work on Baker's Bay,
scheduled to be completed by
the end of 2008, involved con-
struction of the marina, a
reverse osmosis plant, waste-
water treatment plant, waste
transfer plant, the marina vil-
lage and some estate lots.
"The single largest expense
has been the marina," he


added. The water plant was
currently under construction,
with the water treatment plan-
t's building due to start "in the
next couple of weeks" and the
waste transfer plant by year's
end.
"We have permits for all the
work we've done and plan to
do," Mr Spear added.


Annual


September




5% Sa0e

2 5 % -50 %


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STORWIDE


September 7th


- 30th


Prince George Arcade, Bay St.
Pa %lr c a Isla r~.: 3 .an. 5.30 p.lza.

Paradise Island Hurricane Hole Plaza .


LAW FIRM
Seeking:
* Attorney with at least two (2) years civil litigation

experience

* Conveyancing experience an asset

* Competitive salary offered

* Attractive profit sharing plan


Please submit cover letter and resume by fax or post to:

Office Manager
Fax: 325-5411
P.O. Box N-1000
Nassau, Bahamas


DELTEC BANK &

TRUST LIMITED


Invites applications for the position of



OPERATIONS SECURITIES

ADMINISTRATOR


Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to).

* Trade processing, settlements and payments
* Cash, broker and securities reconciliations
* Corporate actions, processing, follow up and investigations

The successful candidate should have.

* Minimum of Bachelors in Accounting, Banking or Finance
* Series 7 certification
* At least three years back office experience in trade
processing, settlement and broker reconciliations and
corporate actions

We offer an excellent benefit package and salary will be
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested persons may submit resumes to the

Human Resources Manager either by email to
anh@deltecbank.com or by fax to 362-4623.

Only applicants with the above
qualifications will be contacted.


--I I
-a m roll


IBM Bahamas Limited



Career Opportunity


Description:
This role will work within the Headquarters Department and will be responsible
for highly confidential information. The successful candidate should demonstrate
proficiency in essential organizational and administrative skills. This role will
include the following responsibilities:
Organizing and managing office procurement details
Management and co-ordination of global documents
Corporate legal interface
Preparation of daily bank deposits for Bahamas and Bermuda
Co-ordination of Group Health Insurance Plan
Leave Administration
Co-ordination of various monthly reports
Co-ordination of contracts for Caribbean territories
Co-ordination of building security
General office management

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field or minimum
of three years' experience
Must be computer literate
Strong administrative background required
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Confidential personality essential
An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries and benefits.
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: jmoss@bs.ibm.comn

Deadline for submission of applications: Monday, September 10th, 2007.
All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only short-listed applicants
will be contacted.


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GOVERNMENT NOTICE






Ministry Of Finance






Licencing Authority

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FIN/LIC/LA006
NOTICE OF SITTING OF THE LICENSING AUTHORITY






THE LIQUOR LICENCES ACT CH.372



NOTIC is hereby given that a sitting of the Licensing Authority for NEW PROVIDENCE will be held at the Valuation and Licensing
Unit. Frederick House. Frederick Street on 19 September 2007 at 10:00 o'clock for the purpose of granting licences (and transfers
of licences) under the above Act.

Any person hall be at liberty to oppose the grant of a licence and should do so at least three (3) days before the date set for the
neetirg by submitting his/her objection to the applicant and the Licensing Authority.

The public meeting is scheduled for 4:00 at'the Magistrate's Court #7. Bank Lane. Applicants are advised that they need not attend
the public meeting unless they have been notified that there is an objection to the grant of their application. (ALL NEW APPLICANTS
APPLYING FOR A LIQUOR LICENCE NEED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING).

*The undermentioned persons have applied for the grant of licences specified below.

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2007 LIQUOR LICENCE


NAIE AND ADDRESS DESCRIPTION LOCATION
OF THE APPLICANT OF LICENCE OF PREMISES


0133 ANDREW SMITH
SMITH ANDREW
HIGHBUPR PARK #17



0134 ANTHONY SWEEPING
DUCE RESTAURANT AND BAR
KEMP ROAD


0135 BARBARA EYETTE FORBES
ALICE'S HUT
ARAWAK CAY


0136 BERKLEY HOLSTON WILLIAMSON
WILLIAMS BERKLEY HOLSTON
U W I HOTEL TRAINING SCHOOL


0137 DANNY MCCARDY
TW f BROTHERt.S;,SEAFOOD & GRItL -
CHURCHILL. SUBDIVISION .......
'i
0138 DEON EDWARDS/G &S. GREENSLADE
DA BEAGLE
CARMICHAEL ROAD

0139 ESAU EMMANUAL MCKENZIE
MCKENZIE EMMANUAL ESAU
MILLER'S CREEK. BARCARDI ROAD


0140 GINA THERESA BANDELIER
G &'G WHOLESALE LIQUOR
POLHEMUS SUBDIVISION


0141 IOA ISAACS
KOOL ACRES MARIGOLD FARMS ROAD


0142 ISLAND HOTEL COMPANY LIMITED
OCEAN CLUB ESTATES.



0143 ISLAND HOTEL COMPANY LIMITED
OCEAN CLUB ESTATES.PARADISE IS



0144 KHAALIS EVANSTINE ROLLE
NASSAU WATER FERRIES SERVICE
#2 COLLINS AVE


0145 KHAALIS EVANSTINE ROLLE
NASSAU WATER FERRIES SERVICE
#2 COLLINS AVE


0146 KHAALIS EVANSTINE ROLLE
NASSAU WATER FERRIES SERVICE
#2 COLLINS AVENUE


0147 OCEAN CLUB ESTATES CLUB
ISLAND HOTEL COMPANY LIMITED
NEAR CABBAGE BEACH


)148 ROLLON F PEARCE
VILLAGE LIQUOR STORE
LONDON TERRACE MONTAGUE HGHTS


0149 ROLLON FRANKLIN PEARCE
VILLAGE LIQUOR STORE
LONDON TERRACE, MONTAGUE HGHTS


0150 SAMUEL/TANYA BETHEL
THE BAHAMA MAMA FACTORY
PRINCE GEORGE


0151 BRISTOL GROUP OF COMPANIES
BRIST1O WINES & SPIRITS
GADSI10N1 ROAD OFF J F K DRIVE


GENERAL LIQUOR (OTHER





MUSIC AND DANCE




GENERAL LIQUOR (OTHEF




RESTAURANT AND BAR




MUSIC AND DANCE




RESTAURANT AND BAR




WHOLESALE LIQUOR




GENERAL LIQUOR (OTHER




MEMBER'S CLUB



GENERAL LIQUOR (CITY




MUSIC AND DANCE




GENERAL LIQUOR (CITY I




GENERAL LIQUOR (CITY I




GENERAL LIQUOR (CITY L




RESTAURANT AND BAR




GENERAL LIQUOR (OTHER)




PROPRIETARY CLUB




GENERAL LIQUOR (BAY & SE




WHOLESALE LIQUOR


GROUND FLOOR. TWO STOREY WHITE/BURGUNDY
STONE BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED AT THE
CORNER OF COLLEGE GARDENS AND PRINCE
CHARLES DRIVE


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY STONE BLUE
BLDG. WHICH IS SITUATED KINGSTON STREET
OFF KEMP ROAD


STALL #5 ARAWAK CAY WHICH IS SITUATED
WEST BAY STREET



RESTAURANT FACILITY AT THE M 0 T HOTEL
TRAINING SCHOOL WHICH IS SITUATED ON
THOMPSON BOULEVARD OAKES FIELD


1)










R)


A SINGLE STOREY BLDG.. WHICH IS SITUATED
'; i',. 'n' 1FSTiR'TREET & BOYD ROAD



A SINGLE STOREY WHITE BLDG #2. WHICH IS
SITUATED EAST OFF FLAMINGO GARDEN SOUTH
OF CARMICHAEL ROAD

A SINGLE STOREY GREEN WOODEN STRUCTURE
WHICH IS SITUATED MILLER'S CREEK OFF
BARCARDI ROAD


) SINGLE STOREY WHITE/PINK BUILDING WHICH
IS SITUATED ON CARMICHAEL ROAD OPPOSITE
BARGAIN CITY PLAZA


GROUND FLOOR BEACH SIDE WHICH IS LOCATED
ON MARSHALL ROAD


LIMITS) SINGLE STOREY BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED
AT OCEAN CLUB ESTATES NEAR CABBAGE BEACH
ON PARADISE ISLAND


SINGLE STOREY BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED
AT OCEAN CLUB ESTATES NEAR CABBAGE BEACH
ON PARADISE ISLAND


LIMITS) COLONIAL BEACH WHICH IS SITUATED ON WEST
END OF PARADISE ISLAND



LIMITS) M/V BLUE MANTA (6759) WHICH IS MOORED AT
NASSAU YATCH HAVEN EAST BAY STREET



.IMITS) M/V PARTY TIME (6554) MOORED AT BAYSHORE
MARINA WHICH IS SITUATED ON EAST BAY ST.



SINGLE STOREY BUILDING. PART OF OCEAN
CLUB ESTATES WHICH IS SITUATED NEAR CAB-
BAGE BEACH ON PARADISE ISLAND


SHOP #27 OF THE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTRE
WHICH IS SITUATED ON BERNARD ROAD



SHOP #27 VILLAGE ROAD SHOPPING CENTRE
WHICH IS SITUATED ON VILLAGE ROAD



HIRLEY) A SHOP SPACE AT THE FESTIVAL PLACE WHICH
IS SITUATED PRINCE GEORGE DOCK



GROUND FLOOR OF THE OUT ISLAND TRADING
BUILDING SUITE #104 WHICH IS SITUATED ON
EAST BAY STREET, EAST OF MACKEY STREET










for the Clerk. Licensin Althority


FIN/LIC/LA006


NOTICE OF SITTING OF THE LICENSING AUTHORITY


THE LIQUOR LICENCES ACT CH.372



NOTICE is hereby given that a sitting of the Licensing Authority for NEW PROVIDENCE will be held at the Valuation and Licensing
Unit. Frederick House. Frederick Street on 19 September 2007 at 10:00 o'clock for the purpose of granting licences (and transfers
of licences) under the above Act.

Any person shall be at liberty to oppose the grant of a licence and should do so at least three (3) days before the date set for the
meeting by submitting his/her objection to the applicant and the Licensing Authority.

The public meeting is scheduled for 4:00 at the Magistrate's Court #7. Bank Lane. Applicants are advised that they need not attend
the public meeting unless they have been notified that there Is n objection to th grant of their application. (ALL NEW APPLICANTS
APPLYING FOR A LIQUOR LICENCE NEED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING).

*The undermentioned persons have applied for the grant of licences specified below.

RENEWAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2007 LIQUOR LICENCE


NAME AND ADDRESS DESCRIPTION LOCATION
OF THE APPLICANT Of LICENCE OF PREMISES


1261 EL GRECO LIMITED
ISLAND PASTA MARKET
WEST BAY AND AUGUSTA STREETS


1262 EL GRECO LIMITED
ISLAND PASTA MARKET
ISLAND PASTA MARKET


1263 FELTON COLLIE
COLLIE FELTON
PALM BEACH STREET


1264 JAMES ROUDOLPH BAIN
OLD STATION LIQUOR STORE
ST MICHAEL ROAD


1265 WILADALE WHITE-CAMPBELL
THE NEW HOT SPOT
t. ROSS CORNER


12 WILLADALE CAMPBELL
STHE NEW'OT SPOT "
ROSS CORNER


RESTAURANT AND BAR




MUSIC AND DANCE




WHOLESALE LIQUOR




GENERAL LIQUOR (CITY LIMITS)




MUSIC AND DANCE




RESTAURANT AND BAR


A PART OF A TWO STOREY BUILDING KNOWN AS
EL GRECO HOTEL WHICH IS SITUATE AT THE
CORNER OF AUGUSTA AND WEST BAY STREETS.


A PART OF A TWO STOREY BUILDING KNOWN AS
EL GRECO HOTEL WHICH IS SITUATE AT THE
CORNER OF AUGUSTA AND WEST BAY STREETS.


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY STONE BLDG.
WHICH IS SITUATED AT THE JUNCTION OF IDA
STREET AND BALFOUR AVENUE


SINGLE STOREY GREEN BLDG THE OLD POLICE
STATION WHICH IS SITUATED AT CABLE BEACH
WEST BAY STREET


A SINGLE STOREY STONE BUILDING WHICH IS
SITUATE ON ROSS CORNER OFF EAST STREET


A SINGLE STOREY STONE BUILDING WHICH IS
SITUATE ON ROSS CORNER OFF EAST STREET


for the Clerk. Licensing Authority


FIN/LIC/LA006


NOTICE OF SITTING OF THE LICENSING AUTHORITY


....................-..


THE SHOP LICENCES ACT Ch.377



NOTICE is hereby given that a sitting of the Licensing Authority for NEW PROVIDENCE will be held at the Valuation and Licensing
Unit. Frederick House. Frederick Street on 19 September 2007 at 10:00 o'clock for the purpose of granting licences (and transfers
of licences) under the above Act.

Any person shall be at liberty to oppose the grant of a licence and should do so at least three (3) days before the date set for the
meeting by submitting his/her objection to the applicant and the Licensing Authority.

The public meeting is scheduled for 4:00 at the Magistrate's Court #7. Bank Lane. Applicants are advised that they need not attend
the public meeting unless they have been notified that there is an obection to the grant of their application.

*The undermentioned persons have applied for the grant of licences specified below.


NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2007


SHOP LICENCE


NAME AND ADDRESS DESCRIPTION LOCATION
OF THE APPLICANT OF LICENCE OF PREMISES


0455 ADEANA CREATIONS LIMITED
WEST BAY STREET



0456 ADEANA CREATIONS LTD
PALACE JEWELS
CRYSTAL PALACE


0457 AMI YVETTE MELISSA SMITH
PLATINUM FINISH
COWPEN ROAD


0458 ANDREW AUGUSTUS WILSON
QUALITY BUSINESS CENTRE LTD
WEST RIDGE. CABLE BEACH


0459 ANGEL NEWBOLD
ELEGANT STEPS
MARATHON ROAD


0460 BILAL SALEEM/CATHERINE HUDSON
COOL RUNNING' MEN'S FASHION
COLLINS AVENUE


0461 BRIDGETTE HANNA
THREE T'S SUPPLIES
BERNARD ROAD


0462 BRISTOL GROUP OF COMPANIES
BRISTOL WINES & SPIRITS
GLADSTONE ROAD


SOFT DRINKS AND/OR SODAS
SNACKS BEACH ACCESSORIES & RELATED ITEMS


JEWELLERY STORE


BARBER SHOP &/OR RELATED SRVCS




COMPUTER SOFTWARE/HARDWARE
ELECTRONICS. CELL PHONES SUPPLIES & ACCS



CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES
SALE OF SHOES



CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES





APPLIANCES
SALE OF SMALL ELECTRONIC ITEMS POWER
TOOLS & RELATED ITEMS


CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES
LOGO ITEMS


I


OFF LOBBY AT SHERATON CABLE BEACH HOTEL
WHICH IS LOCATED ON WEST BAY STREET



A SHOP SPACE IN THE WYNDHAM NASSAU
RESORT WHCIH IS SITUATED WEST BAY STREET


GROUND FLOOR OF TWO STOREY PEACH & WHITE
BUILDING UNIT TWO LOCATED ON JOHN & BLUE
HILL ROAD OPP. VALUE CONVENIENCE STORE


SHOP SPACE IN THE HARBOUR BAY SHOPPING
CENTER WHICH IS SITUATED ON EAST BAY ST.



SINGLE STOREY WHITE STONE BLDG. WHICH
IS SITUATED MARATHON ROAD NEXT TO LET'S
TALK WIRELESS OPPOSITE THE MARATHON MALL


TWO STOREY WHITE MASONRY BUILDING OPP,
BAMBOO SHACK WHICH IS SITUATED ON NASSAU
STREET NORTH OF QUARRY MISSION ROAD


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY WHITE STONE
BLDG. WHICH IS SITUATED BERNARD ROAD
ADJACENT TO TOM'S RADIATOR


GROUND & BASEMENT FLOORS OF THE JEWELRY
TOWER BLDG. WHICH IS SITUATED NORIH-EAST
CORNER OF BAY AND EAST STREETS


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THE TRIBUNE


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007, PAGE 7B


G NI NOTICEi* IS


FIN/LIC/LA006


NOTICE OF SITTING OF THE LICENSING AUTHORITY


-----------------------


THE SHOP LICENCES ACT Ch.377


NOTICE is hereby given that a sitting of the Licensing Authority for NEW PROVIDENCE will be held at the Valuation and Licensing
Unit. Frederick House. Frederick Street on 19 September 2007 at 10:00 o'clock for the purpose of granting licences (and transfers
of licences) under the above Act.

Any person shall be at liberty to oppose the grant of a licence and should do so at least three (3) days before the date set for the
meeting by submitting his/her objection to the applicant and the Licensing Authority.

The public meeting Is scheduled for 4:00 at the Magistrate's Court 17. Bank Lane. Applicants are advised that they need not attend
the public meeting unless they have bennotified that there Is an objection to the gant of their application. (ALL NEW APPLICANTS
APPLYING FOR A LIQUOR LICENCE NEED TO ATTEND THIS NEETINS).

*The undermentioned persons have applied for the grant of licences specified below.

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2007 SHOP LICENCE


NAME AND ADDRESS DESCRIPTION LOCATION
OF THE APPLICANT OF LICENCE OF PREMISES


0463 tnECKERS CAFE (BAHAMAS)LIMITED
CHECKERS CAFE (BAHAMAS) LTD
CARMICHAEL ROAD AND TURTLE DR


0464 CHRISTA WEBB/KESHLIA LOCKHART
GARDENIA HOUSE
MONTROSE AVENUE


0465 CHUKWUMA DAVIS
WHAT-U-NEED DRUG STORE
MEADOWS BLVD WINTON MEADOWS


0466 COFFEE CAY LTD.
STARBUCKS COFFEE
ONE MILLARS COURT



0467 CONSTANCE DELORES ADOERLEY
LR'S CONVENIENCE STORE
CHIPPINGHAM


0468 COOPER SILAS V/D'ANTOIN
BALDWIN AVENUE



0469 CRAIG CUMMINGS/PATRICIA BROWN
VILLA'S VARIETY
VILLAGE & HAMSTER ROAD


0470 CULMER CORLISS BERNADETTE
ODESSA GARDEN
SANS SOUCI


0471 CURTIS DEVEAUX
TOUCH OF BEAUTY HAIR SALON
WULFF ROAD ROAD


0472 DARREl. L RANGER
RANGER DARRELL
SOLDIER ROAD(RED LAND ACE)


0473 DELEXIS CHARLES THOMPSON
CELLULAR EXPRESS
SOUTH BEACH DRIVE


0474 DESIREE D MCCOY
KERRIGANS DELIGHTS
KELLY LANE OFF JOHNSON ROAD



0475 DINAH KNOWLES
CHERISHED MOMENTS BRIDAL BTQ
HAROLD ROAD


0476 EUNISON COMPANY LIMITED
CATCH TWENTY TWO
FT NASSAU MARLBOROUGH STREET


0477 EVADNEY FOWLER
SHAN'S VARIETY STORE
WALNUT STREET. PINEWOOD GDNS


TAKEAWAY RESTAURANT





FLORIST/FLORAL SUPPLIES




CONVENIENCE STORE
TO INCLUDE DRUGS AND NOTIONS



COFFEE/HOT BEVERAGE SUPPLY
ACCESSORIES AND RELATED ITEMS AND




CONVENIENCE STORE





RESTORATION OF ITEMS
SALES/REPAIR RIMS SALE OF PARTS A
RESTORATION OF HOUSEHOLD FIXTURES


GROCERY ITEMS
CLOTHING &/OR ACCESSORIES



ANTIQUE FURNITURE/PAINTING ETC
.CLOTHING JEWELRY BOOKS CHINA & R
ITEMS


BEAUTY SUPPLIES/PRODUCTS




SNACK FOOD ITEMS





CELLULAR PHONES SALES/SERVICE





CONFECTIONARY ITEMS
SALES OF HOT DOG. PATTIE & ICE CR




BRIDAL ATTIRE &/OR ACCESSORIES





SHOE SALES AND/OR ACCESSORIES





RESTAURANT MGMT ACTIVITY(IES)


0478 GENEVA V.M WILSON-BOME/PIERRE Fl HOUSEHOL/FURN./APPLIANCE
VILLEROY I 80CH BAHAMAS HOME DECOR FURNITURE a HOUSEWARES
EAST BROOK HIGHLAND PARK WEST -


0479 GLENDIS BETHEL-MCPHEE
COWPEN ROAD



0480 HAMILTON ROYAL COLONUS
ROYAL HAMILTON/EOWARD CLAUDE
CARMICHAEL ROAD GOLDEN GATES#2


0481 HENRY EDWARD SEARS
FINE THREADS
SASSON HOUSE SHIRLEY STREET


0482 IAN ANTONIO
BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENTAL HOMES
#41 MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE


0483 ISLAND T-SHIRTS LTD
DIAMOND CENTER
NO.4GEORGE STREET


0484 JACKSON L BURNSIDE III
DOONGALIK STUDIOS LIMITED
TOWER HEIGHTS


0485 JACQUES ORELIA
#26 WILSON TRACT



0486 JEM'S BEAUTY SALON & BEAUTYSPL
JEP'S BEAUTY SALON AND BEAUTY
SANDILANDS VILLAGE


0487 JOSEPH RODLIN
LOVE FOR US ROOLIN AND CO.
COWPEN ROAD WEST OF FAITH AVE



0488 KAREN MARSHALL/LORRAINE DAVIS
EDU-GAMES
GOLDEN GATES #2 & MARATHON EST


SOFT DRINKS AND/OR SODAS
HAIR & ACCESSORIES SNACKS & SOFT
GENERAL MERCHANDISE


BARBER SHOP &/OR RELATED SRVCS




CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES
RETAIL SALE OF MEN & WOMEN CLOTH
ACCESSORIES


SOLAR EQUIPMENT & RELATED ITEM




CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES
FINE JEWELERY.WATCHES.COLLECTIBLI
-CRAFT.CONFECTIONARY ITEMS & SOF'


ART GALLERY AND/OR SCHOOL
SALE OF SOUVENIRS



CONVENIENCE STORE





BEAUTY SALON
BEAUTY SUPPLIES AND PRODUCTS



CLOTHING AND/DR ACCESSORIES






GAMES (VIDEO/PLAY STATIONS ETC
EDUCATIONAL GAMES ELECTRONICS 8
CHILDREN


SSNACKS











CC.










RELATED


SPLIT-LEVEL STONE BUILDING WHICH IS
SITUATED AT CARMICHEAL ROAD AND TURTLE
DRIVE CORNER


A SHOP SPACE SITUATED MONTROSE AVENUE




ONE STOREY STONE BUILDING WHICH IS
LOCATED ON CARMICHAEL ROAD ON THE CORNER
OF BACARDI ROAD


THE FIRST EDITION CAFE BEING PART OF THE
MICHAEL H ELDON CENTRE WHICH IS SITUATED
ON THE OAKES FIELD CAMPUS OF THE COLLEGE
OF THE BAHAMAS


SINGLE STOREY GREEN/WHITE STONE BUILDING
WHICH IS SITUATED AT #45 JEROME AVENUE.
PYFROM'S ADDITION


ONE STOREY STONE YELLOW/WHITE BUILDING
WHICH IS LOCATED ON FIRE TRIAL ROAD OFF
FAITH AVENUE OPP. BIBLE TRUTH MINISTRY


A SINGLE STOREY YELLOW MASON BLDG. WHICH
IS SITUATED EDEN & FOSTER STREET THIRD
CORNER ON THE RIGHT 1ST BLDG. ON LEFT


SINGLE STOREY PEACH TRIPLEX WHICH IS SIT
-UATED AT #22 BUEN RETRO ROAD


SINGLE STOREY STONE BLUE BLDG. WHICH IS
SITUATED WYLFF ROAD AND WEST PALM BEACH



A SINGLE STOREY WOODEN STRUCTURE WHICH
IS LOCATED ON RED LAND ACERS OFF SOLDIER
ROAD


SINGLE STOREY BUILDING SOUTH OF TB INN
WHICH IS LOCATED ON SEVENTH STREET NORTH
OF ROBINSON ROAD


A SINGLE STOREY BEIGE/GREEN BLDG. WHICH
REAM IS SITUATED JOHNSON ROAD FOUR CORNERS
FROM THE EASTERN ROAD OPPOSITE KELLY
LANE BLDG. RIGHT NEXT TO FNM HEADQUARTER


TOP FLOOR OF TWO STOREY MUSTARD MINI
MALL BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED ROSETTA
STREET


SHOP SPACE IN THE MALL AT MARATHON SPACE
#117 WHICH IS SITUATED MARATHON/ROBINSON
ROAD


TWO STOREY BEIGE/WHITE STONE BUILDING
WHICH IS SITUATED ON WALNUT STREET. PINE
-WOOD GARDENS.


SINGLE STOREY BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED
,ON CAVES VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTRE BLDG
410 RETAIL.#3 WEST BAY STREET


SINGLE STOREY WHITE TRIMMED BUILDING
DRINKS WHICH IS LOCATED ON #1 COWPEN ROAD OPP.
CHEF BOYZ BAKERY & DELI


TWO STOREY WHITE STONE BUILDING SHOP#1
WHICH IS LOCATED ON CARMICHAEL ROAD OPP
MORE 94.9FM RADIO STATION


SPACE SHOP #1 & '2 IN THE SOLOMON PLAZA
ING & WHICH IS LOCATED ON BERNARD ROAD EAST
OF WENDY'S


SINGLE STOREY PINK BUILDING SITUATED
AT THE EAST BAY SHOPPING PLAZA .



SHOP 6. KINGS COURT WHICH IS SITUATED ON
ES.HANDI THE SOUTH SIDE OF BAY BTWN FREDERICK AND
T DRINKS MARKET STREETS


A SHOP SPACE IN THE MARINA VILLAGE WHICH
IS SITUA'lD PARADISE ISLAND



A SINGLE STOREY STONE BUILDING ARMY
GREEN LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF ANDROS
AVENUE AT QUINTIN ALLEY


SINGLE STOREY PEACH/WHITE STONE BUILDING
WHICH IS SITUATED OFF WULFF ROAD FIRST
BLDG. ON THE RIGHT


A SINGLE STOREY PINK AND WHITE WOODEN
STRUCTURE WHICH IS SITUATED NEXT TO THE
ADLAIDE FRENCH CHURCH OF GOD. CARMICHAEL
ROAD


GROUND FLOOR OF DEAL'S PLAZA WHICH IS
ACC.FOR LOCATED ON MACKEY STREET


NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2007


NAME AND ADDRESS
OF THE APPLICANT


0489 KAREN VALERIA/OARVIN GILBERT
TASTY DELIGHT'S
FAITH AVENUE



0490 LARRY CRAIG ALBURY
FREEPORT JET WASH & AUTO-MART
#18 GOLDEN POINT CIRCLE



0491 LEMEC JOSEPH/KENSLY JOSEPH
ROBINSON ROAD


0492 LOUISE STUART
E.J.'S KITCHEN
WINDSOR PLAZA SOLDIER ROAD


0493 LUCY BABB
B'JOU CLASSIQUE
TYNAM HEIGHTS/DENIS COURT



0494 MAISIE SANDS
SANDS MAISIE
FLAMINGO DRIVE SEA BREEZE EST


0495 MILDRED PICKSTOCK
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
MALCOLM ROAD #46


0496 OSCAR DORSETT
C.O.T.T.T CO LTD
POINCIANNA DRIVE


0497 PATRICE LOCKHART
BOUCHIQUE
BAILLOU HILL ROAD


0498 PAUL M HEPBURN
PABLO'S SNACKS & DRUGS
13 SUNSET DRIVE. CABLE BEACH


0499 PORTIA G BROWN
CANAAN LADIES STORE
GARDEN HILLS #2


0500 ROBERT DARVILLE
SUNSHINE BRANDS
AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK


0501 ROKER PETER
LIL GAINT
CORAL HARBOUR


0502 RUFUS FERGUSON
RU-T-SHA BARGAIN SUPPLIES
SOLDIER ROAD


DESCRIPTION
OF LICENCE


CATERING OF FOOD AND/OR DRINKS
TAKEAWAY




VEHICLES.PARTS/ACCESSORY-SALES






CELL PHONES & ACCESSORY



TAKEAWAY RESTAURANT




JEWELLERY STORE
RETAIL & MANUFACTURING SEMI-PRECIOUS
GEMSTONE JEWELRY & PEARLS


APPLIANCES





SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT
SECURITY SUPPLIES AND RELATED ITEMS



AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT & PARTS



CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES




SNACK FOOD ITEMS
DRUGS AND NOTIONS



CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES




SOFT DRINKS DISTRIBUTION
PRODUCTION OF MINERAL WATERIFRUIT JUICES
AND DRINKS


BUILDING MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
HARDWARE AND PAINT SUPPLIES



BEAUTY SUPPLIES/PRODUCTS
SALE OF TOILETTRIES/DRUGS A NOTIONS
COSTUME JEWELRY. HAIR & SUPPLIES
APPLIANCES AND RELATED ITEMS


SHOP LICENCE


LOCATION
OF PREMISES


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY STONE WHITE
BLDG. WHICH IS SITUATED FAITH AVENUE
NORTH 1 BLOCK OFF SIR MILO BUTLER HIGH-
WAY


JAGUAR & LAND ROVER DISTRIBUTORSHIP TO
BE IN GOLD CITY SHOPPING CENTRE WHICH IS
SITUATED ON FARRINGTON ROAD. OAKES FIELD
NEW PROVIDENCE


TWO STOREY PEACH BUILDING SHOP SPACE AT
BOTTOM WHICH IS LOCATED ON ROBINSON RD
OPPOSITE KFC


NO.3 QUANT'S PLAZA WHICH IS SITUATED ON
CARMICHAEL ROAD AND ALLEN DRIVE



SINGLE STOREY STONE YELLOW/ORANGE BLDG
SITUATED ON MOUNT ROYAL AVENUE NEXT TO
DUALITY FABRICS


GROUND FLOOR EASTERN PORTION OF BUILDING
FORMERLY KNOWN AS MARIA'S SUPERMARKET
WHICH IS LOCATED ON HAROLD ROAD


A TWO STOREY BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED
ON ABUNDANT LIFE ROAD LOT #36



THE SHARDEN HOUSE WHICH IS LOCATED ON
MT ROYAL AVENUE & KENILWORTH STREET



SINGLE STOREY BLDG OPP BEC HEADQUARTERS
WHICH IS SITUATED ON BAILLOU ROAD



SPACE ON THE GROUND FLOOR TWO DOORS EAST
OF GROG SHOP LOCATED AT THE NASSAU BEACH
HOTEL CABLE BEACH


SHOP #3 COX PLAZA WHICH IS SITUATED ON
ROSETTA STREET OPP. PALMDALE FURNITURE



SHOP SPACE LOCATED IN THE STERLING
PRODUCTS BUILDING WHICH IS SITUATED ON
AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK INTERFIELD ROAD


SHOP SPACE GROUND FLOOR OF BARGAIN CITY
PLAZA WHICH IS SITUATED ON CARMICHAEL RD



SHOP SPACE IN A TWO STOREY WHITE BLDG.
WHICH IS SITUATED ON SOLDIER ROAD OPP
ABUNDANT LIFE ROAD (NEXT TO BENEBY'S)


0503 SHANOIA BENEBY-FRAZIER BEAUTY SALON A SINGLE STOREY WHITE STONE BLDG. WHICH
SUNSET PARK ROSE AVE HOUSE#12 SALE BEAUTY SUPPLIES HAIR ACCESSORIES IS SITUATED OFF CARMICHAEL ROAD THROUGH
A NOTIONS INCLUDING SNACKS & SOFT DRINKS THE POST OFFICE FIRST LEFT.FIRST RIGHT
SECOND CORNER ON RIGHT


0504 SHEANDA COOPER
BARGAIN INNER CITY STORE
DAVIS STREET OAKES FIELD


0505 SHELLY WALLACE
THE SNACK HOUSE
SANS SOUCI


0506 SHERLA ROLLE
JUST STUNNING
CARMICHAEL ROAD


0507 SOLOMON'S SUPER CENTER
SOLOMON'S
ONE MILLARS COURT SHIRLEY ST


0508 SPAS WEST LTD
SPAS WEST LTD.
OCEAN CENTRE MONTAGU FORESHORE


0509 T'SHURA BURROWS
INTUTIONS CLOTHING BOUTIQUE
THOMPSON AVE. STAPLEDON GO


0510 THEOPHILUS BONAMY
BONAMY THEOPHILUS
KEY WEST STREET


0511 THEOPHILUS GEORGE KNOWLES
0 & T COMPANy
ST. ALBANS' DRIVE


0512 BARRY A. KEMP
A 1 LOCK & KEY SERVICE
#333 MARKET STREET


0513 LATOYA LISA BROWN
BROWN LISA LATOYA
EAST STREET


0514 PAULA MONCUR
PODOLEO STREET



0515 SHEMEKA LAING-FORBES
LITTLE THINGS
MARSHALL ROAD


0516 BRISTOL GROUP OF COMPANIES
BRISTOL WINES & SPIRITS
GLADSTONE ROAD


0517 CAMDOM HOLDINGS LTD
CAMDOM HOLDINGS LIMITED
OCEAN CENTRE. MONTAGU FORESHOR


HOUSEHOLD ITEMS/FURNITURE/APPL
SNACK FOOD



LUNVENIENCE STORE




CLOTHING AND/OR ACCESSORIES




SHOPPING CENTER/LEASE STORES
ADDITION TO INCLUDE PHARMACY WITH
PHARMACIST


SPA SERVICES
BEAUTY SALON SALE OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS



CLOTHING ANO/OR ACCESSORIES
& BEAUTY SUPPLIES



TAKEAWAY RESTAURANT




BARBER SHOP &/OR RELATED SRVCS
HAIR & NAIL SALON. RELATED PRODUCTS AND
SOFT DRINKS


LOCKSMITHING & RELATED SERVICE




BEAUTY SUPPLIES/PRODUCTS




VARIETY STORE




VARIETY STORE




TOBACCO AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
WINE ACCESSORIES AND RELATED ITEMS



CAR CARE AND/OR CLEANING PROD
AUTO CARE PRODUCTS AND ACCESSORIES


SINGLE STOREY STONE GREEN BUILDING WHICH
IS LOCATED ON #3 MINNIE STREET OFF BAL-
FOUR AVENUE


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY LIME GREEN
BLOG. WHICH IS SITUATED SOLDIER ROAD
EAST OPPOSITE CAMPELLS ELECTRIC


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY STONE WHITE
BLOG. WHICH IS SITUATED CARMICHAEL ROAD
WEST OPPOSITE B.F.M OR 0. COLLECTIONS


70.000SQ FT.CONCRETE STRUCTURE SITUATED
ON EAST/WEST HIGHWAY



A SHOP SPACE IN THE CAVES VILLAGE
WHICH IS SITUATED ON WEST BAY STREET



SINGLE STOREY GREEN STONE BUILDING WHICH
IS SITUATED AT DILLET STREET & BAILLOU
HILL ROAD (BRIDALS DUJOUR BUILDING)


SINGLE STOREY WOODEN WHITE STRUCTURE
WHICH IS SITUATED AMOS FERGUSON STREET
NORTH OF BANANA AVENUE


WOODEN PORTION OF A BLUE/WHITE STRUCTURE
WHICH IS SITUATED ON NASSAU STREET NORTH
OF SUPERWASH

SINGLE STOREY WHITE/BLUE BUILDING WHICH
IS SITUATED ON MEADOW STREET NEXT TO J.P
SERVICES


TWO STOREY GREEN/WHITE STONE BUILDING
WHICH IS SITUATED ON DEVEAUX ST BETWEEN
MARKET & EAST STREETS


GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO STOREY BLDG WHITE/
BURGUNDY WHICH IS SITUATED ON POOOLEO
STREET BETWEEN ROBINSON RD & BALFOUR AVE


SINGLE STOREY 4UNIT WHITE BLDG APPROX.
200FT SOUTH OF COX WAY ON THE EASTERN
SIDE OF EAST STREET SOUTH


SUITE #104 OF THE OUTISLAND TRADERS BLOG
WHICH IS SITUATED ON BAY STREET EAST OF
MACKEY STREET


SINGLE STOREY GREY STONE BUILDING (FORM-
ERLY MONTAGUE HEIGHTS SERVICE STATION)
WHICH IS SITUATED ON EAST SHIRLEY STREET




for the Clerk, Ll'censl thorty
for the Clerk. Licensin6Authority


FIN/LIC/LA006


NOTICE OF SITTING OF THE LICENSING AUTHORITY




THE SHOP LICENCES ACT Ch377
THE SHOP LICENCES ACT Ch.377


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PAGE 8B FRIDAYSEPTEMBER 7, 2007


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN FRANCOIS VILNEUS
'OF LIFEBOUY STREET, P.O. BOX N-839, 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 31ST 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 ALIANE SEVERE OF LIFEBOUY
STREET OFF EAST STREET, HOUSE #32, P.O. BOX N-839,
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 31ST 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 GERLIN LEONCE OF
GOVERNORS HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA, 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 7TH day of September,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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APPROVED LENDING SERVICES


NOTICE

SIMCO LIMITED

NOTICE IS I IERLEB (;I\ N as lollovs

(a) SIMCo( LIMI is in llssolution under 1hc ie visions' ol t1he
Inicinalional Business ('mpanies .\ct 2(000(

(b) The dissoluilion olf lh' sld 1d ('cOli)anCy t.timil n'tl on h ll h
3rd day of Seplreiniier, 2007 w\hiin I s Al tiClcs l lI)ssoltilion \\ere
subii litt lo iiand registcicred by Ihle lCRk gisrlli (eciciial.

(c) The LiUquidator ofl the said Company is K 1, Floyd of 160)45
Northchase, I louston, Texas 77060, t.S SA

Dated the 4th day of September, 2007.


HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.

Attorneys for the above-named Company


NOTICE


SIMCO LIMITED


Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particuluas thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 27th
September, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 4th day of September, A.D., 2007.

K. L. Floyd
,iquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Pricing Information As Of: C F A L
Thursday, 6 September 200 7
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,873 68 / CHG 00.85 / %CHG 00.05 / YTD 197.49 / YTD % 11.78
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Securit y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.78 0.54 Abaco Markets 1.60 1.60 0.00 0.000 0.000 NIM 0.00%
11.70 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.70 11.70 0.00 1.527 0.400 7.7 3.42%
9.50 7.50 Bank of Bahamas 9.50 9.50 0.00 1,200 0.733 0.260 13.0 2.74%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.048 0.020 17.7 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%
10.80 9.40 Cable Bahamas 10.80 10.80 0.00 0.949 0.240 11.4 2.22%
3.10 1.80 Colina Holdings 3.10 3.10 0.00 1,000 0.281 0.080 11.0 2.58%
15.28 11.25 Commonwealth Bank 15.24 15.28 0.04 10,940 1.190 0.680 12.8 4.45%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.90 5.90 0.00 0.112 0.050 52.8 0.85%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.31 2.31 0.00 0.281 0.000 8.2 0.00%
6.40 5.54 Famguard 6.05 6.05 0.00 0.804 0.240 7.5 3.97%
12.77 11.51 Finco 12.77 12.77 0.00 250 0.787 0.570 16.2 4.46%
14.70 13.69 FirstCaribbean 14.65 14.65 0.00 800 0.977 0.470 14.6 3.21%
6.05 5.18 Focol (S) 6.02 6.03 0.01 2,807 0.364 0.133 16.6 2.20%
100 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.70 0.70 0.00 -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 J.S. Johnson 10.01 10.01 0.00 400 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%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE 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%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.125 1.485 12.6 10.17%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
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3.3402 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3 3402"'
2.7399 2.4415 Colna MSI Pieferred Fund 2 739935"-
1.2652 1.1886 Colina Bond Fund I 265223"',
11.6581 11.1622 Fidelity Piiile Income Fund 11 6581 ..
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Visa snags cost Bahamas


FROM page 1



Bahamian High Commission
is London," he added.
The Ministry of Tourism has
begun to tentatively explore
the possibility of attracting
Indian visitors to the Bahamas,
and Mr Saraf said yesterday:
"My other concern is that
Cuba is so close to the
Bahamas.
"Cuba and India have very
good relations, and Cuba and
the Bahamas have very good
relations. A lot of Indians
might like to travel to the
Bahamas via Cuba."
Mr Saraf suggested that he
could help develop a pro-
gramme to faclitate this,
adding that India could benefit
from the Bahamas' knowledge
in building its own tourism
industry, which only attracted
three million people per year
despite a variety of attractions
and locations.
Mr Saraf also encouraged
the Bahamas to look at signing
a double taxation agreement
with India, as this would
enable this country with its
tax neutral platform to act as
the gateway for inward invest-
ment into India by institution-
al investors.
"1 would like the Bahamas
io have a double tax treaty
with India," Mr Saraf said,
'like the one between India
and Mauritius. All the money
that flows into India from real
estate buyers, private equity
funds, hedge funds and invest-


ment funds could come.
through the Bahamas, rather
than Mauritius."
Mr Saraf was previously the
honorary consul for Maldives
in India, but was appointed as
the man for the Bahamas after
India became interested in the
economic potential resulting
from closer ties with this
nation. After being introduced
to former Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie and foreign minister
Fred Mitchell, he was appoint-
ed a year ago.

Meeting

Mr Saraf told The Tribune
that after meeting with this
newspaper, he was going to vis-
it the Bacardi plant, which is
closing down completely in
April 2009, to assess whether
the facility could be acquired
by another company.
"One of our other interests
is to consider whether it is eco-
nomically viable to acquire the
Bacardi plant that is closing
down," he said. "There is an
asset that is available."
Mr Saraf said his family
owned India's second largest
distillery, and had a collabora-
tion with global drinks manu-
facturer Diageo. His family
also owns India's largest fer-
rochrome plant, which makes
the raw material for steel, gen-
erating revenues of $500 mil-
lion per annum and employ-
ing 20,000 people. Another
family asset is a platinum mine.
Another possibility for eco-
nomic ties between the
Bahamas and India, Mr Saraf
said, was the creation pof a


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NOTICE


BUSTAN CRESCENT LTD.
----



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of BUSTAN CRESCENT LTD.
has been completed; a certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

DREAM MANAGEMENT LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) DREAM MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the '6TH September, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Manex Limited,
The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, Bahamas
Dated this 7th day of September, A.D. 2007


Manex Limited
Liquidator


Bahamas-based call centre
serving the US market. Infor-
mation technology and soft-
ware technology were also
potential attractions for Indian
businesses when it came to set-
ting up operations in the
Bahamas.
Mr Saraf said the Bahamas
needed to be "more proactive"
in attemtping to attract ships
manufactured in India to list
on its shipping registry, the
world's third largest, as most
currently went to Panama's
shipping registry.
He added that Bahamian
financial institutions should
also look at establishing offices
in India, as the law had


changed on August I this year
to allow Indian citizens to take
a.maximum Lo $100.000 out of
the country per year, as
opposed to the previous
$25,000 limit.
Million

With 300 million Indians in
the upper middle classes and
upper class, Mr Saraf said:
"This is a big market for
Bahamian financial services to
set up offices in India. A fami-
ly of five can get out $500,000 a
year, a resaonable amount of
money. If 10 million people
can do that, it's not big but it's
a beginning."


Legal Notice

NOTICE

APOLDA POLA LTD.

(In Voluntary Liqjuidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
5th day of September 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice

NOTICE

TIMELESS CORPORATION

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
5th day of September 2007 The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7 757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC
(Liquidator)


GENERAL NOTICE


The public is hereby advised that Iimonthy Daniel Perkiiis I, no longer employed
with Montana Holdings Ltd. the Developers of Rum Ca; Reoll Malina ;anllt is
not authorized to conduct anm husines, on the ('ompani s bcialll


The public is hereby advised that Gary John Dunne is no longer employed \wth
Montana Holdings Ltd the Developers of Rum Cay Rcsort Marina iid is not
authorized to conduct any business on the Co'mpany's behalf.


Given the Bahamas' English
speaking population and prox-
imity to the US, coupled with
Freeport's investment incen-
tives under the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, Mr Saraf
said Indian businesses could
use the Bahamas as a "con-
nection" to the rest of the
world, especially the US from a
logistics/distribution and man-
ufacturing viewpoint.
"India is a low-cost producer
for possible everything," Mr
Saraf said. "English is a com-
mon language. All these things
are in place. It's a matter of
taking it further.
"The previous government
started the ball rolling. It's now


for the new government to
take it further. All my man-
power, services and infrastruc-
ture are available to the
Bahamas. 1 wish this govern-
ment all the success."
To cement the relationship
with India, Mr Saraf suggested
more visits by high-level
Bahamian government and
business delegations, such as
Mr Mitchell's visit in 2006 at
which the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce signed a Memo-
randum of Understanding with
its Indian counterpart.
Other opportunities to
strengthen ties included the
September 25 Commonwealth
Summit in Delhi.


Legal Notice
NOTICE


SAN JALAPA INC.

--.-


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of SAN JALAPA INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


HUSHBY OCEAN CORP.

--- 0


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of HUSHBY OCEAN CORP. has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

KANAB GINGER CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
5th day of September 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice
NOTICE


RAINBOW COLOURS INC.
------



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of RAINBOW COLOURS INC.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.




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(Liquidator)









.-.- -A rir-rA\/ O-DTcIA EDlC 7 9nn07


PAGE 1OB, u FID-AY*:it ISLTiVIL f I uI
COMICS PAG


ACROSS
4 Sets plans about opening talks (6)
7 Station to which the winner gets a
first-class return (8)
8 There are various ways to get
married in this country (6)
10 Some ladies seem quite wrapped up
in them (5)
13 Pet food? (4)
14 Bound to link up at the end of the
road (4)
15 Quiet morning, somehow unreal (4)
16 Everything needed for installation (3)
17 One in which residents live at the top
level? (4)
19 Like a circus horse's back,
perhaps (4)
21 He'll sell you an inexpensive car
accessory (9)
23 Concealing nothing, a policeman will
shut upl (4)
24 What certain dancers wear
repeatedly (4)
26 Talk about a singular shark movie (3)
27 Help someone in a bad way (4)
29 Acontrapuntal piece worth
avoiding (4)
32 Snack with a Romeo at the
seaside (4)
33 A feast mainly vegetarian, but with
duck (5)
34 Norfolk's secondary highways? (6)
35 Electrified route used by railnenr
going to the West End? (8)
36 Emphasise the pressure that's on (6)


Tribune Comics
1 , _L


ACROSS
4 Subjects (6)
7 Recur (8)
8 Weather map line (6)
10 Hardwork (5)
13 Lascivious (4)
14 Trade (4)
15 Walk in water (4)
16 Agent(3)
17 Aid in crime (4)
19 Give out (4)
21 Complained (9)
23 Prophet (4)
24 Corrosion (4)
26 Very warm (3)
27 College head (4)
29 Promise (4)
32 Close (4)
33 Singly (5)
34 Narrows (6)
35 Compelled (8)
36 Container (6)


DOWN
1 A very big word in an old-time sailor's
vocabulary? (5)
2 Terrible cares can be alarming (5)
3 Noninally a girl's pleasures (4)
4 In grandpa's handbook, a former high
official (5)
5 Once again, can it possibly wane? (4)
6 Voice three times as high? (6)
9 That beast Wat was out to organize
the mobl (6)
11 I'm after a definite objective (3)
12 Name a little house after
a state (5)
13 A body meeting for a bit of
reading? (7)
15 Vast, seamless expanse (3)
16 What Noah said when he heard the
rain (3)
18 Recompensed lather in dire
trouble (6)
20 A cut key can be sharp! (5)
21 Moscow's milk supplier (3)
22 This land saw a naval battle of
prominence (3)
23 Asinine incentive? (6)
25 Soldier, perhaps, from
Germany' (3)
28 Outdoes a good queen holding court,
ultimately (5)
30 Send back into a void area (5)
31 Garre associated wilh
silliness (5)
32 Walk at speed (4)
33 Run into a hall busy politician (4)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions Yesteroay s easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Clutch 7, Eye-piece 8, DA-ta 10, Ptir Ed 1I, ACROSS: I, Atlaze 7, Desolate 8, Dane 10, Oregon 11,
S-crews 14, Ape 16, Tar-ol 17, Eels 19, Curry 21, Mai I a Beret 14 Sew 16, Moses 17, Asks 19, Digit 21,Tonic 22,
22, Had u-p 23, P-an-T 26, Divot 28, Pa-H 29, Asid-ES 30, -alean 23, Feet 26. Tacos 28, Six 29, Stunts 30, Manage
Ten-an-t 31, Arab 32, Follower 33, N-early 31, Edari 32, Ravenous 33, Swerve
DOWN:1, Coup-L-e 2,T-ramps 3, H F-ad 4, Spectre 5, DOWN: 1, Angora 2, Adages 3, Eden 4, Polemic 5, Hades
Defer 6, Least 8, Dial 9, Tee 12, Hay 13, Wo-men 15, 6, Hesls 8, Desk 9, Now 12, Rot 13, Fence 15, Sinew 18,
Du rum 18, Elvis 19, Cad 20, Rip 21, Matelot 22, Hod 23, Stoat 19, Dot 20, Gin 21, Tasting 22, Eon 23, Finale
Panama 24, Ahab 25, T-elch-y 26, Da-ff-y 27, Viola 28, Per 24, Exam 25, Twelve 26, Tsars 27, Curve 28, Sad 30,
30, TA-RN Mess


Dennis


I HEED aME (MATt THEI
HUIP A \TH k ?ASS-GNMET?
HOMEWORK,
HoBBS.


"IF I CHE MY FOOPAS MUCHAS You WANT
ME TO, TI'L BE TOO TIREP TO SWALLOW IT."


iilia Doibani v Gennady
Matjushin, Kharkov 2003. Every
club level player knows that
bishops of opposite colours
(here White's B operates on dark
squares, Black's counterpart on
light) increases the prospects of
an endgame draw. But chess
legends Bobby Fischer and
Tigran Petrosian proved several ,
times that the presence of rooks
on the board makes a difference,
since the rook-bishop pair can
work well together. At a casual
glance most players would
reckon that if anyone has the
advantage in today's puzzle it
would be White, whose passed
a5 pawn is supported by his
rook and is only three squares
away from promotion to queen.
If White is permitted time to
advance f4-f5, opening a bishop
diagonal, followed by Ra7


1,\ SUPPOSED TO WRVT.
A PAPER THAT PRESENTS
BOt S\DES OF AN ISSUE
KAN THEN DEFENDS ONE
OF THE ARGUMENTS.
I


Cunning Defense

Cunning Defense


West dealer
East-West vulnerable.
NORTH
*AQJ
TQ9
*Q 104.
QJ 8 5 3
WEST EAST
4K83 *1097642
V65 VJ2
*AK963 *85
S1062 +K97
SOUTH
45
VAK108743
*J72
+A4
The bidding:
West North East South
Pass 1 + Pass 1
Pass 1 NT Pass .4 t
Opening lead king of diamonds.

Every once in a while, the defend-
ers manage to coordinate their efforts
perfectly and succeed in hornswog-
gling declarer out of a contract that is
rightfully his.
Take this deal from a rubber-
bridge game where East-West picked
declarer's pocket clean. West started
with the K-A and a third diamond,
ruffed by East. It might seem that
South could now easily have won the
rest of the tricks by taking a club
finesse, but that's not what hap-
pened.
Declarer's downfall commenced


vwth the size of the diamond West
returned at trick three. He chose the
three, a suit-preference signal
requesting a club return from East
after he ruffed.
South intercepted the signal -
as West intended him to so when
East next returned the seven of clubs,
South rushed up with the ace, certain
that West had the king. West then
reinforced declarer's false impres-
sion by playing the ten on the ace.
As West hoped, South concluded
that West could not possibly have the
king of spades, since he had already
shown up with five diamonds headed
by the A-K and was "marked" with
the king of clubs. If he had the spade
-king also, declarer reasoned, West
would surely have opened the bid-
ding as dealer.
Declarer therefore led a spade to
the ace at trick five and returned the
queen. He planned to ruff if East cov-
ered with the king, but when East
played low, South followed his plan
and discarded his club loser.
South's reaction when West took
the setting trick with the king of
spades, and his chagrin a few
moments later when he learned East
had the king of clubs, need not be
chronicled here. Suffice it to say that
the chicanery practiced so artfully by
the defenders worked like a charm,
and very likely would have suc-
ceeded against most other declarers
as well.


ITARGET


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four letters or morc S
canl you make from I
the letters shown
liere?lil making a ,
word, each letter may
be used olke only
Each must conllainl the
centre letter and there
nrist ie at l east (one Q
nine-letter word. No I
plurals orr verh Fornis
ending in "s", no words with initial capitals and no
words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted.
The first word of a phrase is permitted (e.g. inkjet
in inkjol printer).

TODAY'S TARGET
Good 18: very good 27; excellent 36 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Boasts (5)
2 Trite (5)
3 Location (4)
4 Attempted (5)
5 Poke (4)
6 Swiss villa (6)
9 Confectionery (6)
11 Colour (3)
12 Distress signal (5)
13 Of the side (7)
15 Damp (3)
16 Free (3)
18 Margin (6)
20 Type of element (5)
21 Favourite (3)
22 Star (3)
23 Comfort (6)
25 Boy (3)
28 Artist's stand (5)
30 Register (5)
31 Feeble (5)
32 Groups (4)
33 English river (4)


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FRIDAY
SEPT 7
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
This week, your luck has run out,
Aries. You can no longer rely on
your charm to get you the things you
desire. Try some genuine hard work
for a change.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A bit of good news comes your way,
Taurus, but it's not what you expected.
Take it at face value instead of trying
to find the true meaning behind its
receipt. Pisces plays a part.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Don't be surprised if you're feeling a
little blue this week, Gemini. Your
goals are in disarray and there's con-
fusion in your star chart. Wait out this
mess for a few days.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Being overly demanding won't win
you points with loved ones, Cancer.
Stop putting on an act, and face up to
your responsibilities. You'll find
relationships will improve as a result.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Boredom .is at the center of this
week's lineup, Leo, only if you let it
be: Rally some friends and' make
your own impromptu adventure.
Aquarius will come along.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
A mental roadblock is conquered
and you'll experience newfound
clarity in your life, Virgo. Enjoy the
refreshing change to your outlook
and the way it affects your actions.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
There's good news at your job,
Libra. You'll find positive changes
will trickle down to your employ-
ment level. A promotion or raise
could be the end result.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Sparks are flying between you and a
fellow Scorpion mate. You can let it
ignite into a full-blown blaze, or
extinguish all chances early on. Just
make a decision soon.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
There's no time like the present to
re-evaluate how you've managed
your finances thus far, Sagittarius.
A change could be for the better.
Seek professional help.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Financial troubles could be at the
heart of difficulties with your roman-
tic partner, Capricom. It's best to get
things settled so that you can better
enjoy each other's company.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You can no longer trust a close fam-
ily member. This person is sneaking
around behind your back and has
been for some time now. Confront
the individual this week.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
A creative surge has you in search
of a new career path, Pisces. The
change will be just what you need
to recharge your batteries.


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menacing Black's g7 pawn, Black
can hope for a draw at best. But it
is Black to play, and the key hidden
point is that his king is centralised
and active. Matjushin's next black
turn forced a speedy checkmate or
decisive material gain. What was
Black's winner?
LEONARD BARDEN


Chess solution 8436: 1.Kc4! (threat Re2 mate) 2 f5
(if 2 Rc6+ Bxc6) Re2+ 3 Kf4 Re4 mate.


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BANK, from page 1

17, 2007, Extraordinary Gen-
eral Meeting (EGM).
Mr Donaldson yesterday
indicated to The Tribune that
the EGM's approval was like-
ly to be a relative formality.
and said Commonwealth Bank
was likely to amend its Arti-
cles of Association as a result.
He pointed out that unlike
other companies, where deci-
sions on a stock split could be
taken through a Board of
Directors resolution, with reg-
ulatory approval then obtained
from the Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange
(BISX) and the Securities
Commission, the bank's Arti-
cles of Association meant any
changes to its capital base -
such as increasing the number
of issued ordinary shares had
to be approved by all share-
holders, hence the EGM.
Yet FOCOL, thanks to its
Articles of Association, was
able to use a directors' resolu-
tion to approve the stock split
without having to go through
the EGM route.-
Mr Donaldson indicated the
EGM route would create
unnecessary time and costs for
the bank, saying: "We're going
to amend the Articles of Asso-
ciation, so that if the Board
decides to go through this
again, they don't have to go
through this quite cumbersome
and antiquated exercise."
Commonwealth Bank's
stock was last night trading at
$15.24 on BISX, meaning that
if the stock split happened
tomorrow, the new price would
be $5.08 per share. When the
split happens, it is likely to
reduce the share price to
around the $6 level it was at
for the bank's 2000 initial pub-
lic offering (IPO).
Mr Donaldson yesterday
explained that Commonwealth
Bank had decided upon the
stock split as a way to make
the shares more accessible to
Bahamian investors, especially
the bank's own customers and
depositors, who may the per-
ceive the existing $15-plus
price as too expensive and dis-
courage them from attempting
to buy in.
The lower price should stim-
ulate greater trading volumes,
activity and liquidity in Com-
monwealth Bank's stock,. M-
wuuaitson expla;ilnLi 0i.
more investors attracted to it
because of the lower price.
In addition, due to the
increase in the amount of
shares they owned, existing
investors, Mr Donaldson sug-
gested, would be more willing
to part with a small percent-
age of their holdings.
The Commonwealth Bank
chairman said the stock split
would create "a wider distrib-
ution of shares" to the bank's
"base customer, who is the


Commonwealth Bank Share Price


loo i


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100

IPO 004) M w 20 UI 2cOO 200)
co 2 aseo=


A .r *,.irat.eJthem i.J. ssapi


small man. We think at $5 per
share we will achieve that.
"Once we got into the $15
range, we were going to split
the stock, so we would get
more people buying in. You've
increased the number of shares
people own, so they are more
likely to sell some of those
shares, than from a small
shareholding base." Mr Don-
aldson added.
"The Board felt that at that
[$15] level, we're not going to
get the sort of investor into the
marketplace and shareholder
that we want to do."
The Commonwealth bank
chairman added that the
bank's current BISX price was
"pretty pricey in a Bahamian
context", and would not be
seen as affordable by the
bank's depositors the very
people it wants to become
shareholders as a means of
building loyalty and rewarding
customers for their faith.
Commonwealth Bank has
been one of the most active
and liquid stocks traded on
BISX since the exchange went
live in 2000, due in no small
part to the fact it has one of
the widest ownership bases in
the Bahamian market, with
about 7,000 shareholders.
Mr Donaldson yesterday\
said the bank's Board felt
"sure" the stock split would
achieve the desired objectives.
adding of the capital markets:
"That's the problem we have
generally with companies ther
question of liquidity
"Bahamians tend hb
investors, not traders. Speak
to some -it the oinlual C~n.'nil;
min-etiing, dilU llNe ,,K i ~ L. ,
are holding on to their shares
for their grandchildren.
"You can't have trading like
that. You've got to have peo-
ple willing to sell. There are a
lot of buyers out there, but few
sellers. They are more likely
to part with 10,000 shares if
they own 50,000."
Analysts reacted positively
to Commonwealth Bank's
decision. Kenwood Kerr, chief
executive of Providence Advi-
sors, said the stock sploit had


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Reducing the share price
should boost activity in a real
sense."
The stock split will not dilute
the value of a shareholder's
investment in Commonwealth
hank.
For example, if an investor
currently holds 1,000 shares in
commonwealthh Bank, based
on yesterday's $15.24 per share
closing, the total value of their
holding will be $15, 240.
If a three-for-one-split hap-
pened, the investor would now
hold 3,000 shares priced at
$5.08 per share, still leaving
him with a total $15,240 invest-
ment.
Mr Donaldson yesterday
said the bank wanted to ensure


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loyal customers had an oppor-
tunity to participate in its suc-
cess going forward. He added:
"We've outperformed the mar-
ket."
Commonwealth Bank's
share price has more than dou-
bled in three years, going from
$7.10 in 2004 to today's $15.24,
and Mr Donaldson said it
wanted to ensure its customers
"got a piece of the action".
He added that the bank's
IPO in 2000, which made three
million shares available to the
general public, was not done
to raise capital but to distribute
the shares among Common-
wealth Bank's customers.
Shares were purchased at $6
per share from the major


shareholders and sold to the
public for the same psice,
meaning that the IPO was a
capital replacement rather than
capital raising exercise.
"When the bank went public
in 2000, the intent was to
enable the average customer
of the Bank to participate in
the ownership of the Bank,"
Mr Donaldson said. *
"The great success of the
bank since then has resulted
in the increase in the share
price, thus taking the purchase
of the Bank's shares out of the
reach of many of our cus-
tomers. The share split will
once again make the bank's
shares affordable for every-
one."


"been in the works for a long
time", and he had re com-
mended the bank do it when
contacted aboul the issue in
February\ 2007.
"It's for Ihe same reason
FOCOL did it. It's a great
idea," Mr Kerr said. "It makes
the share price more altrac-
tivbe for newv investors looking
at acquiring the shares from a
dollar cost pei''rsi)ecL ive."
lie added that the $15 per
share price might be "cost pro-
hibitive", and that a reduction
to between $5-$6 would create
"ease of entry".
"T'he flundllamentals of the
bank itself are that even at $15,
it's attractive." Mr Kerr said,
"but vou n 11:i ge't more upside
if Nou split 1o $5 or $(o. because
the share price inav get to $101
more quickly\ than it would get
from $15 Ito $20. B\ splitting,
you get that capital apprecia-
lion more quickly."
It remained to be seen
whether the stock split would
generate more liquidity and
trading activity in Common-
wealth Bank's stock, Mr Kerr
said. but this is precisely what
had happened to FOC('l
since its stock spin.
iHe added that unlike other
companies. \\lhich often used
stock splits to mask poor per--
lorlmallce ,i1ld slimliIltI; illnte
est in their sharess. "Ila k, ase
of Conmmonowealth Bank. \\ith
a history\ of record earnings
and prol, -,. 1'., ot a ,sitS cltk
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* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

(BHA) executive vice-president yes-
terday described as "unfortunate" the
US Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's decision to end the extension period for
US citizens to travel to the Bahamas without a
valid passport on the originally announced dead-
line of September 30.
Frank Comito said: "It's unfortunate because
it has definitely had an impact on our impulse
travel."
The Department of Homeland Security's
requirement that all passengers returning to the
US by air be in possession of a valid passport had
created problems, as the Department of State
was inundated with requests for travel docu-
ments. Consequently, there was a backlog of
applications in some cases up to three months
- that ruined the travel plans of thousands of
Americans.
This prompted the US to amend the West-
ern Hemisphere Travel Initiative's (WHTI) pass-
port requirement, allowing persons to present
their passport application receipts in lieu of the
actual document until the September 30 dead-
line.
Mr Comito said yesterday that the Bahamas
and wider Caribbean was hopeful that the


WHTI challenges can be overcome, so that US
travellers can secure their documents without
some of the challenges that had previously
occurred.
He added that the Caribbean had hoped the
US government would grant the same WHTI
extension to air travellers as it has to cruise and
land-based travelers, who have until 2008 to get
their passports in order.
Mr Comito said the BHA was hopeful that no
additional problems will occur when land and sea
travel is added to the WHTI requirements next
year. "When the processing system is down, it
affects, the entire US consumer travel," Mr
Comito said.
"We've certainly made our views known," he
added, when asked if the BHA or the region
planned'to lobby US over the decision.
The Caribbean had banded together to aggres-
sively lobby against the WHTI decision, which
has had a negative effect on air arrivals particu-
larly in the areas of group, spring break and
summer family travel, plus convention business
travel.
The WHTI passport requirements are
believed to be the driving factor in the dramat-
ic Spring Break decline Nassau hoteliers suf-
fered, and for the decline in impulse travel. The
BHA estimated that the WHTI cost between
2-2.5 per cent of business since it was imple-
mented.


To counter the impact, BHA member resorts
had offered to reimburse their guests the cost (f
their passport if they stayed in the Bahamas.
In a release on its website, the Department of
Homeland Security reminded air carriers and
the travelling public that the temporary Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) accom-
modation allowing US citizens to travel by air
within the Western Hemisphere using a Depart-
ment of State (DOS) official proof of passport
application receipt will end as scheduled at mid,
night on September 30, 2007.
"US citizens who departed the country under
this travel accommodation prior to October 1
with a Department of State official proof of
passport application receipt and government-
issued identification will be re-admitted with
these same documents if returning to the Unit-
ed States after September 30," the release said:
As a reminder, through September 30, 2007,
U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, the,
Caribbean or Bermuda who have applied for,
but not yet received, passports can temporarily
enter and depart from the US by air with a gov-
ernment issued photo identification and DOS
official proof of application for a passport."
Effective October 1, 2007, US citizens travel-
ling by air.to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean,
and Bermuda must present a passport or other
WHTI-compliant documentation to enter or
depart from the US.


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