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Volume: 103 No.240 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2007 PRICE 75o

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boat crash


killed off PI

by collision

Rupert Missick Jr
Tribune Staff Reporters
A 78-year-old man was killed
late Thursday night after a col-
lision between a Royal
Bahamas Defence Force vessel
and a 16-foot metal skiff off
Paradise Island, leaving his fam-
ily with many questions about
the incident.
The deceased is Gladstone
"German" Ferguson, original-
ly from Mount Thompson,
Crooked island, who was fishing





Tribune Staff Reporter
A GAY patient is claim-
ing that he is being discrim-
inated against by the public
health system and is now
demanding equal treatment.
Hendrix Clarke, a
patient with a skin condi-
tion, claimed yesterday that
he is continuously being
treated with prejudice at
Princess Margaret Hospital
(PMH) because of his
homosexual lifestyle.
Due to the attitude dis-
played by certain nurses Mr
Clarke said he no longer
feels comfortable receiving
treatment at the hospital.
In an interview with The
Tribune yesterday, Mr
Clarke explained that two
months ago he noticed that
his hair was receding in the
area behind his right ear.
Seeking a diagnosis and
possible treatment, Mr
Clarke then visited the der-
matologist's office at PMH.
"I saw the doctor and he
decided to take a blood test
to see if I had HIV or any
other sexually transmitted
diseases. He told me to
come back two weeks later
to get the results, which I
did and they were nega-
tive," he said.
During his first visit, Mr
Clarke said, he was coun-
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on the south side of Paradise
Island at 10 pm Thursday with a
friend and the friend's 11-year-
old son, when they were hit by a
Defence Force Harbour Patrol
Mr Ferguson and the other
adult passenger were thrown
overboard and the small vessel
sank, with the two passengers
surviving without injury.
The adult who survived the
accident gave The Tribune an
account of what occurred.
"I was at the front of the boat
holding on to the anchor rope
attached to a cleat on the bow.
My 11-year-old son (name with-
held) was in the middle and my

VICTIM: Gladstone Ferguson, 78

good friend 'German' was dri-
ving the engine. Then we saw
another boat coming at us with
no light and I shouted, 'Hey,
Hey, Hey', waving my hands
frantically in the air. The next
thing I remember is awaking
overboard in the ocean," he
The man said he was still
holding on to the anchor rope
and was being pulled toward
the.sinking ship.
"I shouted to my son, 'Where
are you?' and he was in the
boat. I told him not to panic
and I started shouting 'Ger-
man', that's what I called Glad-
stone, 'Where are you?' But I
got no answer.
"The anchor rope was also
tied around my foot. I felt the
rope pulling me down so I
pulled my son (who had entered
the water at this point) on top of
the water and went underneath
to clear the rope from around
my foot and came back up," he
The boy and his father were
swimming for about five min-
utes when the Defence Force
boat came back shouting "is
anyone out there."
"I said," the survivor told The
SEE page 9

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) divers bring ashore the damaged boat that was in a collision with a
Defence Force sea vessel. One man lost his life in the accident.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

Police inspector testifies in

softball star murder trial

THE Ian Hutchinson murder trial continued in
the Supreme Court yesterday when the chief
investigating officer into the death of softball star
Jackie Moxey was called to give evidence.
Detective Inspector Christopher Wright told
the court that around 3.15pm on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 25, 2005 while on duty at the Central Detec-
tive Unit he received certain information and as
a result, he, with two other officers, went to the
Princess Margaret Hospital. There, Detective
Wright told the court, is where he saw Jackie
Moxey in the trauma section being attended by a
team of doctors. Inspector Wright told the court
that Moxey appeared to have sustained severe
Inspector Wright told the court that later that
day as a result of additional information he had
received, he and two officers went to the Cable
Beach police station, arriving at approximately
4.35 pm. The officer testified that at the station he
spoke with the accused after cautioning him. He
told the court that Hutchinson, who was wearing
a red shirt and a blood stained blue jeans,
appeared normal. Inspector Wright told the court
that Hutchinson agreed to take him to the loca-
tion where the incident occurred. Inspector
Wright said that Hutchinson, while at the sta-

tion, told him that earlier that day he had picked
up Moxey from Bahamas Information Services
where she was employed and they ended up at
Clifton Pier. Inspector Wright testified that
Hutchinson told him that while at Clifton Pier he
had confronted Moxey about a relationship she
was involved in while on a softball trip in Tampa,
Florida. The officer testified that Hutchinson
told him that he and Moxey got into an argu-
ment. He said Hutchinson told him that he had hit
Moxey, she fell and hit her head. Inspector Wright
told the court that Hutchinson said he took Mox-
ey to the Lyford Cay Hospital in his vehicle.
Hutchinson said he had received help in placing
Moxey in his car.
Inspector Wright told the court that Hutchin-
son had shown him where the incident had taken
place. Inspector Wright testified that at the scene
he observed two hair braids, a black scrungie
which Hutchinson had told him belonged to Mox-
ey. The officer told the curt that he observed
blood stains on nearby rocks.
The witness told the court that after he left the
scene, he and other officers travelled to the
Lyford Cay Hospital where Hutchinson's car was
still parked. The officer told the court that the
vehicle was examined and inside was a silver
SEE page 5

Woman escapes drowning

in Potter's Cay car accident

Tribune Staff Reporter
A 21-year-old woman nearly .. '.
lost her life yesterday when her
car went off Potter's Cay Dock,
further demonstrating the need
for proper security at the area .
where several Bahamians have .
lost their lives in recent years.
The accident occurred at
around 4 pm yesterday when
the woman was driving towards
the eastern end of the dock,
when according to police
reports, her brakes failed and .
her car plunged into the sea. '
According to a witness at the : ',
scene, the woman was at the ..
A wrecker takes away a Honda Accord after a brake failure caused a
SEE page 9 woman to drive off Potter's Cay dock yesterday.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff

Education informed 41 tem-
porary employees that they
will be dismissed on Sep-
tember 30.
Dismissed staff were visi-
bly upset, with some holding
up their dismissal letters for
the media to see at the Min-
istry's offices on Thompson
One dismissed worker,
who wished to remain
anonymous, said that many
of the workers are "quali-
fied" Bahamians, who
merely wanted a chance to
prove themselves and
achieve permanent employ-
The various types of sup-
port, staff who have com-
plained of not being paid,
were said to have received a
partial payment, with more
monev to come on Monday
and a final payment at the
end of the month.
According to a press
release from the ministry,
the persons in question were
hired on April 30 under del-
egated powers, but without
financial approval and
establishment clearance.
"Consequently, no finan-
cial provisions were made
for the payment of these
The statement said a
"thorough review" was tak-
en of the Ministry's wage
allocation "to ascertain the
extent to which funds could
be found for the continued
employment of these per-
"However, it was recog-
nized that more than
$500,000 was still required
to provide for the reassess-
ment of the salaries of
teachers who were
employed during the
2i11,, 21111" academic year at
the minimum of the salary
The ministry said these
outstanding payments form
a substantial aspect of the
B3ahamas I nion of Teach-
Crs 1.200 concerns, which
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Tourism drops

advert agency

Bahamas must be promoted in 'visually

compelling' way, as Ministry severs ties

with 'Bahamavention' creator

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism has
severed, ties with its North
American ad agency Fallon,
which created the highly criti-
cised and expensive
'Bahamaverition' campaign.
With tourism numbers down
and the competition getting
stiffer, the Ministry of Tourism
has decided to terminate its
multi-million dollar contract
with Fallon and will try to find
an ad agency that will give the
Bahamas a fresh new look.
Speaking with The Tribune
from the Miami Ministry of
Tourism office yesterday, Nali-
ni Bethel, senior director of
global communications, said
that Fallon has promoted the
Bahamas since 2003.
Although the ministry was
satisfied with the company's

work, it is now time for a
change of pace, she said.
Fallon, which in 2006 created
the ambitious 'Bahamavention'
ad campaign, this year also lost
other big clients such as Citi and
United Airlines.
'Bahamavention', a humor-
ous campaign aimed at stressed
and over-worked Americans,
was criticised by industry insid-
ers as ridiculous and senior
hotel executives in the Bahamas
said that it ultimately proved to
be a failure.
However, Ms Bethel said yes-
terday that the 'Bahamaven-
tion' campaign played no role in
the ministry's decision to end
its business relationship with
She emphasised that the
'Bahamavention' campaign was
successful in the sense that it
helped to differentiate the
Bahamas' tourism product.
"When you asked people on

the plane why they were going
to the Bahamas they all
answered 'because we need a
Bahamavention'," she said.
Ms Bethel explained that the
Ministry of Tourism is current-
ly in the process of reviewing
other ad agencies to determine
which company will in future
promote the Bahamas in North
Last year the Ministry of
Tourism spent $10 million on
marketing in the US, she added.
With the current tourism cli-
mate and increasing competi-
tion, Ms Bethel said, it is impor-
tant to promote the Bahamas
in a unique way.
"It is very important that they
(the new ad agency) promotes
the Bahamas in a visually com-
pelling way," she said.
Ms Bethel said she expects
that the ministry will sign with a
new ad agency before the end
of the year.

1,Disciminati^on Rcli

CAPTION: Director of Culture Dr Nicolette Bethel (left, holding envelope) and co-founding director of the
Bahamas National Children's Choir Patricia Bazard (right, holding envelope) pose with choir members,
parents and cultural stakeholders.
(BIS photo: Tim Aylen)

Children's Choir receives

anonymous $10,000 boost

AN anonymous donor has given $10,000 to
the National Children's Choir's Steinway piano
refurbishment fund raiser.
About $30,000 is needed for the fundraiser,
according to director of culture Dr Nicolette
Bethel, and co-founding director of the
Bahamas National Children's Choir Patricia
Bazard, who encouraged corporate Bahamas
to partner with them in meeting the goal.
Also, in keeping with its promise to develop

positive events for Bahamian children, the
Department of Culture, along with the Nation-
al Children's Choir and the Boys Choir of the
Bahamas, sponsored a back-to-school concert
entitled "Kingdom Jam 2007."
The event was held at the National Centre for
the Performing Arts on Shirley Street at 7.30pm
Several performing groups, dance troupes,
singers and speakers took part in the event.

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sealed by a nurse on HIV/AIDS.
However, after his results for the immunode-
ficiency virus proved to be negative he was still
asked to see the nurse for counselling, Mr Clarke
"Because of my lifestyle being gay every time
I went there I always have to see the nurse who
normally advises you about HIV/AIDS. Every
time I go there that has happened. When I found
out that was what was going on, they treated me
like I had no sense," he said.
Mr Clarke said the dermatologist determined
the reason for his hair loss and asked him to
come back for several treatments.
However, during all his subsequent visits, Mr

Clarke said, some remark or request was made of
him to see a particular nurse.
"Twice I (followed the request) and when I
realized it was her (who normally gives advice
on HIV/AIDS) I refused to see her. I just walked
right back out the door," he said.
Mr Clarke said he qow feels that the staff at
PMH's dermatologist office are not treating him
as they would other patients.
"I don't appreciate going to that lady for no
apparent reason and I don't appreciate the atti-
tude of the staff in there. It's like I'm being vic-
timised and discriminated against," he said.
The public relations office at PMH could not
be contacted for comment on this matter and
corporate public relations at the Public Hospital
Authority did not return The Tribune's calls up
until press time.

PM called out over

land sales by Archer

NEW PLP member Omar
Archer is demanding that Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
clearly state his position on land
Mr Archer, a former candi-
date and secretary general of
the Bahamas Democratic
Movement (BDM), released a
statement expressing concern
over the continued selling of
undeveloped Bahamian land to
He noted that on May 4,
Associated Press reporter Jes-
sica Robertson wrote that Mr
Ingraham had said that the pre-
vious government "had gone
too far in accommodating a sec-
ond-home industry and tourist
developments, arguing the
country of 700 islands should
lease rather than sell to non-
Bahamians". -
Mr Archer said the prime
minister seemed to have for-
gotten that 14 years ago on Jan
1, 1993, it was his government
that repealed the Immovable
Properties Act of 1981 and
replaced it with the Interna-
tional Persons Landholding
Agreement Act, which made it
possible to sell undeveloped
Bahamian land to foreigners.
He said that if Mr Ingraham
is sincere about only wanting to
lease Bahamian land to non-
Bahamians then during the
reading of the speech from the
throne his government should

have acknowledged that point.
"Instead the FNM said they
will 'revise' and not repeal the
international persons landhold-
ing act and revisit the tax struc-
ture payable by foreigners," he
Mr Archer noted that the
prime minister has also said the
government should consider
abolishing the law that allows'
foreigners to qualify for resi-
dency by purchasing a house.
"If so, then what will be the
new criteria to qualify for resi-
dency'?" asked Mr Archer.
"Will the bar be risen, or low-
ered to the point that would
only require the filing of a sim-
ple application. The people
must be informed and thor-
oughly consulted on these
"The repealing of the Immov-
able Properties Act was an ill-
advised action on behalf of Mr
Ingraham's administration,"
said Mr Archer. "The prime
minister must now today state
authoritatively without com-
promise what his true intentions
In his opinion, he said, Mr
Ingraham has betrayed the
teachings of his mentors and
has continued to fertilisee a bi-
fold system of two factions in
this country" an economically
superior minority and the gen-
eral public, which has lost sight
of the principal reasons for

majority rule and independence
"and has therefore embraced a
culture of perpetual indentured
"Like never before, we are
living in a period of uncertainty
amid blatant victimisation of
ci'VT servants, a widening public
distrust of the police force, sex-
ual violence against children,
the deafening silence of the
Christian Council on critical
issues concerning the family,
greater influx of illegal immi-
grants to our shores, rampant
social ills, unemployment, a fail-
ing education system, ethnic
integration, ethnic intolerance
combined with a constant rise in
He said that these factors
have started "to fuel constant
rumours of possible widespread
social uprisings in this country."
Mr Archer said that the "con-
stitutional parliamentary
democracy we know as the
Bahamas" is in grave danger of
"Our very prized democracy
is suffering from deep fractures
and these are the reasons why
we must remain true to the very
cause of our Bahamian com-
monwealth and not play politi-
cal games. Financially, Bahami-
ans are hurting like never
before with absolutely no end in
sight to their suffering," he

Ministry: Budget constraints forced lay-offs

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are being addressed and must
be concluded.
The 41 temporary employees
were reportedly advised to
make application to the public
service through their current
heads of department.
The ministry's statement con-
tinued: "Predicated on the avail-
ability of finances, need for ser-
vices and quality of perfor-
mance, a determination will be
made with regard to further

employment using the estab-
lished process for employment
in the public service.
"The Ministry of Education
is grateful for the services ren-
dered by the employees and
wishes them every success in
the future," the statement con-
The former PLP government
has been criticised for taking on
workers such as these in the
run-up to the election, as a ploy
to gain votes.
However, former Minister of
Education Alfred Sears strong-

An employee shows
her termination letter

ly refuted this assertion last
Wednesday at a press confer-
ence. Mr Sears said that these
workers were taken on after a
needs assessment by the Min-
istry of Education, in response
to the lifting of the hiring freeze
in the public sector in 2005,
which revealed that there were
severe shortage in support staff.
The use of delegated author-
ity Mr Sears explained has been
a consistent practice since 1996.
The workers were meant to be
on a 12-month probationary
period, allowing employees to
gain full employment subject to
the probationary period.
PLP MP for Bain and Grant's
Town Dr Bernard Nottage
expressed anger at the same
press conference regarding the
assertion that these people were
hired as an election ploy, saying
the election "had nothing to do
with it at all."

SThe 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, cach 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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costs threaten

elderly heart


Tribune Staff Reporter
A SENIOR citizen suffering from coronary.
heart disease is reduced to asking the general
public for donations, as he is unable to pay for his
expensive heart medications from his govern-
ment assistance cheque, he told The Tribune.
David Evans, 70, of Hospital Lane, came to
The Tribune with his plight yesterday.- .A former
piano player who now lives alone renting a room
in a shared house, Mr Evans has suffered from a
serious heart condition for 12 years and depleted
his life savings paying for costly stress and
echogram machine tests that he is required to
take every six months.
According to Mr Evans, if his medication is
not in stock at the Princess Margaret Hospital, or
a government clinic, it can cost him up to $400 per
month to pay for his life saving medication.
He has also been prescribed special vitamins by
his doctor, which cost an additional $200, but
most months he goes without them.
"One of the serious aspects about this is the fact
that... there's six different medications I have to
take. If the hospital has these medications then I
don't have to pay for (them), and if any of their
clinics have it I don't have to pay for them. If
they don't then I have to find the funds to buy
them from a private clinic, which is exceptional-
ly expensive for me," he explained yesterday.
More often than not, government health facil-
ities are not fully stocked with his heart medica-
tion, he said, forcing him to pay the retail price for
the pills at private clinics. It is life threatening

for him to go without any of his pills for more
than two days, he said, as the possibility for "sud-
den death" by heart attack is ever present.
He showed The Tribune a letter from his physi-
cian which declared him as disabled, and "inca-
pable of holding gainful employment." Now his
only source of income is his monthly National
Insurance pension cheque of $230, supplemented
by a monthly $50 food voucher from the Depart-
ment of Social Services, which he has been receiv-
ing for five months.
An account has been opened at First Caribbean
Bank in aid of his medical fund.
The Tribune spoke with Minister of State for
Social Development, Loretta Butler-Turner about
the assistance provided by the Department of
Social Services.
She stated the Department is trying to meet
with the "huge demand" on the system, adding
that while working within a "fixed budget" her
ministry is looking into ways to provide further
assistance to disadvantaged Bahamians.
"Obviously there's got to be a review of how we
lend assistance to these individuals, because as
you know the cost of living is going up tremen-
dously," she said in a telephone interview yes-
terday. "There is a huge demand, the govern-
ment is very limited in the amount of money we
have available... and we are trying to meet as
many of those demands as we can. In the interim
we realise that the cost of living is going up ... but
certainly whatever we can do we are going to try
and meet those demands."


Union vows to

aid re-hiring of

lay-offs from

public service

Tribune Staff Reporter v
THE Bahamas Public Ser-
vices Union will do all in its
power to ensure that any qual-
ified Bahamians recently let
go from the public sector are
rehired under protocol where
the need exists, union presi-
dent John Pinder said yester-
As reported first by The
Tribune, some 40 persons
scattered throughout the Min-
istry of Education, Youth,
Sports, and Culture hired by

im *..

John Pinder

the former administration
before the general elections
received letters of termina-
tion, informing them that their
services would no longer be
needed as of September 30.
Reports have surfaced that
an additional number of new
hirees, whom the FNM
administration and BPSU
claim were not hired under
protocol and therefore not
established public servants,
will be out of employment in
the coming weeks.
When asked to speculate on
future employment possibili-
ties for those government
employees being "sent home"
the BPSU president said:
"The union will use its influ-
ence to ask the (government)
certainly to give their appli-
cation favourable considera-
Those persons who meet
the basic academic require-

ments and have good reports
from their supervisors should
be able to be rehired through
the proper channels, if a need
exists within that ministry, he
He advised persons unsure
of their status within the pub-
lic sector to bring a copy of
the terms and conditions
under which they were hired
to BPSU on Wulff Road.
Earlier in the week mem-
bers of the opposition criti-
cised Mr Pinder for seemingly
"defending" government and
its decision to terminate these
new hirees.
At a press conference held
at the office of the leader of
the opposition, former minis-
ter of foreign affairs Fred
Mitchell said he was "disap-
pointed" in Mr Pinder's state-
ments in the press regarding
the matter.
However, Mr Pinder stood
by his arguments that the for-
mer administration improper-
ly hired persons in April:
"Again I challenge them, they
know the system you can-
not send no one in the public
service on your own, no min-
ister has the power to do that
and say you are an established
worker," Mr Pinder said yes-
Officials in the FNM main-
tain that the persons being
"sent home" are not civil ser-
vants and did not have any
written letters of appointment
or financial clearance: "One
of the most difficult things to
do in the Bahamas is to fire an
established civil servant ... the
fact is ... no established civil
servants have been let go,"
Johnley Ferguson, chairman
of the FNM, told The Tribune
earlier in the week.
"Anybody you hear going,
will be those who had a three-
month contract or a six-month
contract ... or were improp-
erly hired ...they were not
hired in the first place, they
were simply sent to the job
(by PLP officials)," he added.
"The process what the PLP
established just before the
election was set out to con-
fuse and frustrate, and that's
exactly what they did. A lot
of these people are confused
by it, they think these persons
were duly hired and some-
body's letting them go. That's
not the case, you know."
While he stated that the
public service sector had "a
lot of cleaning to do" he
echoed Mr Pinder in saying
that government would assist
in "properly" rehiring quali-
fied persons, where there is a

Centreville Primary's Grade 3 Student Dazgia Moss reading
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom at yesterday's literacy assembly.
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)

Assemble f,( ad
liU^ iil1 pii00e

Second graders take part in Cen-
treville Primary's Literacy Assem-
(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff)



enroll in



number of high schools in
the Bahamas have been
enrolled in a Certified Hos-
pitality Instructors pro-
The first part of the pro-
gramme was an intense,
one-week hospitality course
at the British Colonial
Hilton from August 27 to
The course was a joint
venture between the Min-
istry of Education and the
Ministry of Tourism and
was conducted by the
American Hotel and Lodi
ing Educational Institute.
The 43 participants air
from schools in New Pro\
dence. Grand Bahama anm
the Family Islands.
The five-day workshop
was designed specifically foi
teachers of home economl,-
and hospitality courses in
high schools.
The participants must
now complete three levels
at the CHI Summer Insti-
tute and perform 120 hours
of internship to receive the
prestigious certification.
"On completion of the
programme, the teachers
will have a greater under-
standing of the hospitality
industry, enhanced content
knowledge, and technical
and teaching skills for the
classroom," said the course
organizers in a statement.
Sherry Collie, training
executive at the Ministry of
Tourism and facilitator of
the programme. explained
that it started in the Sum
mer 2006. and will be com-
pleted in Summer 2008.

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Althea Gibson changed tennis forever

THE titans of women's tennis face off
tonight in Flushing Meadows for the U.S.
Open finals, 50 years to the day after an
American giant changed the game forever.
On Sept. 8, 1957, Althea Gibson, the daugh-
ter of South Carolina sharecroppers, rocked
the lily-white world of championship tennis,
becoming the first African-American to win
the U.S. Open and shattering the colour bar-
rier eleven years before Arthur Ashe cap-
tured his own title at the same event.
Every American who cares about equality
and fair play, on the court and off, is in her
Born in the segregated South in the Jim
Crow world of 1927, Gibson moved to New
York when she was three. Growing up on the
tough streets of Harlem, she led a troubled
youth, skipping school, picking fights and
staying out late to avoid run-ins with her
increasingly frustrated father.
She might have fallen through the cracks
altogether but for her love of sport and a
lot of help along the way.
Her first swat at athletic success was with a
wooden paddle she used to slam rubber balls
against a wall, training for paddleball tourna-
ments run by the New York Police Depart-
ment. By age 12, she was a city champ.
A community recreation leader gave her a
secondhand tennis racket. Coach Fred John-
son led her through early tournament suc-
cesses in the all-black American Tennis Asso-
ciation. And two physicians, Hubert Eaton
and Walter Johnson, more or less adopted
Gibson, shepherding her through high school
and college, advancing her tennis skills and
advocating for her to become, in 1950, the
first African American to play in the cham-
pionships that later became the U.S. Open.
Like Jackie Robinson in the decade before,
Gibson blazed a difficult trail, wrought with
the kinds of threats, insults and heckling that
accompanied other athletes of colour who
broke hard racial ground at the dawn of the
Civil Rights era.
No racial activist by choice, Gibson scored
victories nonetheless in the movement for
'equality, with a wooden racket in hand. Her
gains were all the more notable and per-
sonal because they predated most of the
marches, sit-ins, legislation and Supreme
Court decisions that cracked the wall in
American race relations. At a time when
blacks were still largely treated like second-


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class citizens, she simply refused to let preju-
dice and hatred stop her from playing her
game, and playing to win.
In 1956, Gibson became the first black per-
son to win a singles championship at the
French Open. New York celebrated her
return with a ticker tape parade in Gibson's
Her real homecoming, though, was in the
summer of 1957.
Fresh from knocking down yet another
racial barrier in July of that year she
became the first black person to win the
British championship at Wimbledon she
won the U.S. Open, something no African
American had done before.
In the space of a single year, Gibson had
become the first black person to win at each of
the three Grand Slam events, establishing her
as the best female tennis player, of any colour,
anywhere in the world: Leaving no doubt, in
1958 she duplicated her wins.
At the top of her game and after 56
career tournament wins, singles and doubles
- Gibson retired from amateur competition
to make a living as a professional player. Like
many leaders who cut the path for others to
follow, Gibson was ahead of her time, playing
tennis in an age when women could barely
make a living at it.
When Venus Williams won at Wimbledon
last July, she picked up $1.4 million, more
than Gibson ever saw in a lifetime of cham-
pionship play. She struggled, in fact, to make
ends meet in the final years of her life, report-
edly unable to afford needed dentistry work.
She died in 2003, near penniless, embittered
and largely alone.
Fifty years ago, this woman of courage
changed forever the world of sports and the
impact it has on our lives. In breaking the
colour barrier in tennis, she helped set the
stage for other minorities who followed, both
on the court and off. She sent the message to
young people everywhere that they, too, could
accomplish great things, whatever their back-
ground, whatever their race. And she led this
country just a little bit closer toward its found-
ing ideal of equality for all, simply by playing
her game, and playing to win.
(Karen Deans, who wrote this article, is
the author of the children's book "Playing to
Win: The Story of Althea Gibson," released
this August by Holiday House with illustra-
tions by Elbrite Brown Cox Newspapers).

Real estate

alarm over

Albany sales

EDITOR, The Tribune.
On Monday, September 3,
The Tribune Business Section,
published an article and a 'Tri-
bune Business Opinion' regard-
ing the Albany Project at South
Ocean. I am shocked that our
nation's "paper of record" is
willing to publish opinion and
propaganda on the front page of
the Business Section.
One would think that the
writers) of these pieces had a
personal stake in the project.
But let us, for the moment,
ignore the offensive bias of the
writers) and focus on the con-
tent of the articles.
The Tribune reports that the
Albany developers will spend
$117 million in the first phase
and $94 million in the second
phase, with the majority of the
project's value coming from the
re-sale of residential property.

The article further states that
"the developers can apply for
a real estate license themselves,
implying that Albany may sell
much of the real estate itself..."
and that "...the estimated $209
million in real estate commis-
sions generated during the first
10 years of Albany's exis-
tence...is unlikely to find its way
into the hands of Bahamian
realtors." I am amazed that any
government would even con-
template such a thing. The gov-
ernment must either feel that
the $800 million in sales rev-
enue is not a good enough
return on the developers' $200
million investment or that the
Bahamian real estate firms (that

have affiliations with the largest
and most prestigious real estate
firms in the world, such as Cold-
well Banker, ERA, Sotheby's,
Savills, etc...) are incapable of
selling the product. Which is
it? I also imagine that this trend
will not be limited to real estate
sales but extend into the are-
nas of architecture, construc-
tion, engineering, landscaping
and Marina management.
The Bahamas Real Estate
Association should be raising a
stink and the Bahamian public
should be wondering why their
governments do such a poor job
in ensuring that they get some
kind of benefit from large-scale

September, 2007

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE scenario is just all too
often repeated these days. A
person charged with a very seri-
ous crime, usually murder,
comes before the court. Hav-
ing confessed to committing
same, the accused, almost
inevitably claims that he was
forced to do so by the Police.
Thereupon he is acquitted. And
while the relatives of the victim
express distress and deep frus-
tration, the acquitted becomes
deeply religious and thanks
God for his deliverance!
While the above description
may be somewhat of a carica-
ture, yet, it is submitted that it
represents much of what has
transpired in our courts during
the past few months. For, we
have witnessed case after cases
of a person charged with mur-
der, being acquitted while the
relatives of the deceased
express disbelief and distress.
Indeed, it is most disturbing
to realise and contemplate that
in recent weeks, virtually every
persons charged with murder
has somehow been acquitted.
It would appear as a weak-
ness in the ability of those
charged with the prosecution of
persons who commit murder,
which does require a strong,
weight of evidence. As indicat-

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ed already by this writer, it was
most disappointing to observe
that in a recent case in Freeport,
in which a foreign national was
charged with the murder of his
Bahamian wife, the prosecution
gave up without even calling all
the witnesses and without so
much as cross-examining the
accused. So, one who had some-
how managed to get a marriage
license while illegally residing
here, was acquitted with the
legal costs involved in his
defence being paid by the
Bahamian tax payer!
Moreover, in these days of
DNA evidence, it is amazing
that this technology is not being
used as effectively as it should
be. In the case of the man
charged with the murder of a
school boy, only the confession
was mentioned. I, being a lay-
man in legal matters, cannot
understand why the case of the
prosecution rested entirely upon
a "confession" when there is the
matter of DNA evidence in any
such case these days.
What is mbst disturbing is
that many of our citizens are
losing faith'ini the judiciary and
its ability to have those con-
victed who are charged with
serious crime.
When some one in the legal
field of human goes so far as to
suggest that "if the judicial sys-
tem continues like this, vigilante
justice could take root", it is
certainly time to "take stock"
of what is happening in the
administration of justice in our
nation. The remarks of "the
man on the street" are by no
means positive when it comes
to the judiciary at this time.
What then can be done to
improve it? Well evidently,
there needs to be a greater
degree of tenacity and persis-
tence on the part of those
entrusted with the onerous
responsibility of prosecuting
wrong doers! The matter of
shortage of judges has to be
seriously and most expeditious-
ly addressed. Despite the avail-
ability of technology such as the
"taping of confessions" in order
to prevent charges of police bru-
tality, DNA evidence and other
up-to-date methods, it is amaz-
ing that not enough of these
methods are being utilised in
the courts. In this regard, it is
certainly imperative that
Bahamians are trained to
become experts in DNA. Can't
we find one or two promising
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young Bahamians (with
PhD/Masters degrees in chem-
istry or forensic science) who
can be trained as DNA experts?
Why do we have to send sam-
ples abroad (with the attendant
risks of shipping) or send for an
expert from abroad whenever
DNA evidence is required?
Let us deal expeditiously with
these matters so that justice may
not only be done, but also seem
to be done! There is no need to
waiUTuritiI people become so
upset and frustrated that they
resort to.vigilante justice. We
can do better than that. As one
of my teachers would say,
"There is much room for
improvement"! Let's move
Finally, as a clergyman, it
would be remiss of me not to
comment on the manner in
which so many of those who are
accused of serious crimes, so
often become deeply religious
in court or after the verdict, spe-
cially if acquitted. Yes, it is
amazing to see persons who
hardly ever "darken the doors
of any church" praising the
Lord and shouting "thank you,
Jesus" in court. Whether they
make this display of religion as
a means of impressing the jury
or do have a genuine religious
experience, nourished over
years of Christian discipleship,
does merit most careful scruti-
ny! Of course, there have been
many cases of persons experi-
encing a genuine conversion in
prison, and going on to be faith-
ful Christians; but too often
those who appear to be so reli-
gious when acquitted, soon for-
get their ostentatious display of
faith, and in some cases, soon
return to their evil ways. For,
the conduct of those who have
done wrong and are acquitted
can only be taken seriously if
they obey the exhortation of the
Master to the woman taken in
adultery and forgiven, "Go and
sin no more"! (John 8:11)
That's why whenever I wit-
ness these persons, charged with
criminal activity and having
been acquitted, loudly express-
ing their thanks to God for their
deliverance, I am reminded of
the proverb that a Methodist
minister had prominently dis-
played in the front room of his
"Religion is the best armour a
man can wear: but is the worst
My friend, continue to walk
in the light!
August 31,2007.
(Rev. Weir questions why no
DNA evidence was produced
as evidence in the brutal sex
murder of the nine-year-old
school boy. We understand that
when the child's body was
found it was too badly decom-
posed to make DNA testing
possible. Often in cases like this
the police only have a confes-
sion to go on, because no one
committing such an heinous act
is going to do it before an audi-
ence. Ed).

People losing faith

in the justice system





Tribune Staff Reporter


"' really don't like the way
how we as human beings treat
one another. For instance,
people in my neighbourhood,
they always bickering with
one another instead of loving
each other, like God say we
should love our neighbour.
Each per-
son is
always find-
ing fault ..B
with what '
the next
person do.
Instead of
giving con-
they try to '
their neigh- ,
bours and
t h e ir
instead of ., ,
t h e m -
enlightening ,
the situa- "i
tion with .
kind words,
compassionate reactions and
so forth. You know, this is
something I find hard to cope
David, a senior citizen

"They need to clean up.
Dowdeswell Street. We
already known for drug
addicts and prostitutes, and

too many jonesers 'round
here. You never see any
policemen walking around
here either.
And the traffic, there's
always accidents on the junc-
tion of Dowdeswell and
Christie Streets. They need to
put a traffic light there and a
pedestrian crossing."
Krishan, employed at a
business on Dowdeswell

"The prime minister needs
to do better.
He need to
stop promis-
ing us stuff
and then not
,,- An
angry citi-

thing I want
to complain
about is the
crime. Too
m u c h
deaths. Dese
young peo-
Y ~pie gern out
their head
killing' each
other fa'
nuttin'. They
need to go to church and go
A concerned young

"Why are the bathrooms
everywhere you go broken
down and dirty? It makes you
not want to go places."
An irate customer.

Ministry hits 'major'

schools repair goal

MINISTER of Works Earl
Deveaux said he is pleased with
the ministry's success in getting
government schools ready in
time for the new school year.
The ministry said in a state-
ment issued yesterday that the
repairs were carried out in con-
junction with the Ministry of
Education, which had reserved
$6 million from the 2006-2007
budget for that purpose.
When the 2007-2008 budget
kicked in on July 1, the govern-
ment was able to get an early
release of funds to maintain
contracts, the statement said.
It quoted Mr Deveaux as say-
ing: "We have accomplished the
very major goal of getting the
schools repaired and opened on
time through efficient manage-
ment of the process."
School repairs became a hot
topic after the disastrous 2005
school year opening under the
former PLP government, when
several schools opened despite
being in a severe, possibly haz-
ardous, state of disrepair and a
number remained closed for
days causing chaos for par-
ents and students.
Mr Deveaux said when the
government took office follow-
ing the May 2 general elections,
its goal was to have schools

ready and open on time.
"Meetings were held with the
relevant government workers
to determine works needed to
be done, execute contracts and
supervising the completion of
the projects.
"Bathrooms were fixed, roofs
repaired, electrical systems
replaced and where necessary,
complete painting of buildings
and other remedial works nec-
essary for the reopening of
schools were carried out."
The ministry was able to exe-
cute about 199 contracts at a
cost of $17.5 million.
In addition to school repairs,
the ministry also entered into
agreements for the construction
of additional classrooms on sev-
eral islands 16 on Grand
Bahama at St George's High
School; a 12 classroom block at
S C McPherson; new class-
rooms at L N Coakley in Exu-
ma, at Salina Point, Acklins,
and at Arthur's Town, Cat
"The S C McPherson was the
most urgent, and those class-
rooms were required for Sep-
tember 07 so we were able to
complete the 12 classroom
block and the administration
block in eight weeks," Mr
Deveaux said.

Earl Deveaux

Work is reportedly ongoing
in terms of remedial repairs to
some of the cottages, dormitory
facilities and office facilities.
Mr Deveaux said schools
were ready to open on time
because his ministry established
that "it was something that we
wanted to get done," and per-
sonnel were mobilised to that
He said a meeting was held
with principals and district
superintendents, who were pre-

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Class sizes hit by

teacher shortage

\THE education system faced
a number of challenges over the
past year according to new act-
ing director Lionel Sands.
He said these included a
shortage of mathematics, tech-
nical and special educational
teachers which prevented the
reduction of class sizes in some
instances. .
Mr Sands added that:there
were the usual incidents of inap-
propriate student behaviour,
but the Safe School Manual and
access to school policing helped
to make the school environment
He said that renewed effort
continues be placed on ensuring
that children with special needs
are afforded equal opportuni-
ties and expressed concern
about. the shortage of men in
the teaching profession.
Last week, Mr Sands gave an
education progress report to
district superintendents, cur-
riculum officers and assistant



FROM page one

charm, silver ring and a bro-
ken chain. According to
Inspector Wright, Hutchin-
son told him that the items
belonged to Moxey.
Inspector Wright further
testified that on Wednesday,
October 26, while in his
presence, another officer
and lawyer Roger Gomez
Jr, Hutchinson was told that
he was suspected of the
death of Jackie Moxey.
During cross-examina-
tion Inspector Wright refut-
ed the suggestion by
Hutchinson's attorney Mur-
rio Ducille that on October
25, 2005 Hutchinson had
requested to see a doctor.
When asked by Mr
Ducille how long he had
spoken to Hutchinson while
at the Cable Beach Police
Station, Inspector Wright
said that he had spoken to
Hutchinson for about two
to three minutes. Inspector
Wright further testified that
10 to 15 minutes later he
wrote down what Hutchin-
son said, word for word. The
officer told the court that it
took him less than a minute
to write down what
Hutchinson had said. Mr
Ducille suggested, however,
that it had taken him well
over minute to do so.
Mr Ducille also asked
Inspector Wright whether
Hutchinson had told him
that he had no intention of
harming Ms Moxey. Wright
replied, "No, not in those

directors of education at a press
conference at the British Colo-
nial Hilton.
He told the gathering that
"the focus must be on creating a
productive, prosperous, mobile
and healthy society, and in
2007/2008, it [our educational
system] must enable us to
achieve our dreams through
promoting excellence".
He revealed that the Depart-
-.xment of Education has under-
taken and is continuing to
implement a series of educa-
tional initiatives designed to
promote "comprehensive
reform" that will enable teach-
ers to provide the best quality
education for students.
The acting director stated
that last year, the education sys-
tem moved steadily forward
with noticeable progress in tech-
nical/vocational programmes
especially in the areas of build-
ing and mechanical trades, hos-
pitality and business studies
inclusive of computer studies.
In collaboration with other
government agencies and pri-
vate sector partners the min-
istry was able to realise:

An HIV/AIDS policy for
The National Spelling Bee
and debates
The Young Chefs and
Designers Competition
A visual arts, religious stud-
ies and science exhibition
Technology integration
Character and anti-violence

He said other achievements
during the past school year
included the expansion of guid-
ance counselling in primary
schools, a sustained mentoring
programme for new teachers
and the production of a BGCSE
language arts text for high
schools that will be available in
October 2007.
Addressing the issue of
national exams, Mr Sands point-
ed out that the BGCSE and
BJC are single subject exami-
nations and as such any analysis
of students' performance should
be done on the basis of individ-
ual subjects.
He revealed that of the nine
subjects offered at the BJC lev-
el, improved performance was
noted in four subjects general
science, health science, family
and consumer science, and tech-
nical drawing.
At the BGCSE level, there
was mixed improvement, he
Subjects that saw improve-
ments were in English language,
commerce, biology, chemistry,
music, Spanish and French.

Acknowledging the immense
challenge in combating one of
the country's leading causes of
death, Bank of the Bahamas
International gave $15,000 to
the Aids Foundation to help
housing needs for children
orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Currently, the foundation
extends its services from a
rental property. The Bank of
the Bahamas said the funds will
assist in purchasing a new
Aids Foundation's president
Camille Barnett, said that in
order for the home to succeed
in providing a comfortable and
normal environment for the
orphans, the foundation will
need ongoing support from the
Since the non-profit founda-
tion's inception in 1992, it has
carried out its fight against
HIV/AIDS as envisaged in its
mission of education and aware-

Adding to the already sub-
stantial donation, the Bank of
the Bahamas has also agreed to
provide financing for the new
home at a reduced interest rate.
Tameka Forbes, senior man-
ager for business development,
marketing and legal affairs said
that "Bank of the Bahamas is
pleased to be a part of this ini-
tiative which is in keeping with
our corporate commitment and
support of organizations such
as the AIDS Foundation which
seek to improve the lives of
Bahamians impacted by
Upon notice of the grant, an
elated Antonius Roberts
exclaimed "Thank you for your
generosity! A mortgage plus
$15,000. You have proven that
Bahamian owned companies
can make a huge difference."
Roberts, a renowned artist,
came up with the idea for the

proposed new home.
He also raised $80,000
through the sale of his own art
work to raise funds for the pro-
Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national is also on the rise.
According to a July 2007 issue
of Euromoney, the financial
institution's net income rose
45.4 per cent to $10 million and
total assets increased 20.3 per
cent to $545.2 million.

In addition to increased prof-
its, innovative products and
relentless quality, services
remain a high priority.
These include pre-paid Visa
cards as well as the anticipated
opening of the Miami branch
intended to improve services to
its customers both locally and

(Photo: Tim Aylen)

sented with copies of the pro-
posed contracts for their
Minister Deveaux noted that
bathroom facilities, windows
and walls undergo a lot of wear
and tear at the hands of thou-
sands of students making
repairs very costly.
He pointed to the need to
institute a school maintenance
programme for the continued
upkeep of more than 160
schools throughout the coun-
Mr Deveaux also said the
Ministry of Works is proceeding
with rebuilding T G Glover Pri-
mary School on Horseshoe Dri-
ve, after addressing environ-
mental concerns about the site.
He said the gym at A F
Adilerley Junior-High remains
to be repaired and eventually,
a new school built.
However, repairs are ongo-
ing there as well as at C H
Reeves Junior High.
The statement said the focus
of the Ministry of Work. will
now shift to the nation's ini-a-
structure the New Providence
Road Improvement Project,
Family Island roads, street signs
and traffic lights particularly in
the area of maintenance.



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current Roadworks/siteworks projects for:

Finish work Grader Drivers
Survey and setting out Engineers experienced
with Autocad
Diesel Mechanics experienced with Heavy
construction equipment

We offer attractive and competitive compensation

Resumes should be sent to:


Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street

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

Applicants must:

A. 0 Be a practicing born-again Christian who
is willing to subscribe to the Statement of
Faith of Temple Christian School.
B. 0 Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization
C. 0 Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or
D. 0 Have at least two years teaching
experience in the relevant subject area
with excellent communication skills.
E. 0 Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examination to the BJC.
BGCSE levels.
F. 0 Be willing to participate in the high
school's extra curricular programmes.

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

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


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Resort unveils two

executive positions

GRAND Bahama Pelican
Bay at Lucaya has announced
the appointments of Della
Bridgewater as front office
manager and Karen Wilson as
front desk supervisor.
Mrs Bridgewater was intro-
duced to Pelican Bay at Lucaya
in 2005 when took a three-
month internship at the resort
during her final semester at
Florida International Universi-
ty. Biscayne Bay Campus.
Intrigued with the resort, she
returned to Grand Bahama
Island and was hired in the
accounting department at Peli-
can Bay.

Quickly moving up the lad-
der, she was moved to the front
office and served as acting front
office manager for a period
before being promoted to front
office manager.
"I'm extremely excited about
my new position aid look for-
ward to contributing toward our
striving to make Pelican Bay
the best boutique resort in the
region," said Mrs Bridgewater.
Miss Wilson has served in
various capacities in hotels on
the island having commenced
her career at the former
Lucayan Beach Resort.
She then moved to Xanadu

11:30 a.m. Speaker:
Dr. David Allen
"How To Grow Up Godly Children"

Special Encouragement & Revitalization Service
7:00 p.m. Speaker:
Pastor Tom Roberts
/" Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7-00 p.m.
Midweek Service 7-30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
SSisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
p o P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
imuS Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
I__i_ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2007
11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey/HC
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart/HC
Bernard Road *
11:00AM Pastor Charles Moss/HC
Zion Boulevard
10:OOAM Rev. Charles Sweeting/HC
7:OOPM Rev. Charles Sweeting
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Gerald Richardson/HC
7:00PM Rev. Gerald Richardson
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly/HC
8:00AM Connections Rev. Philip Syubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Syubbs/HC
S11:00AM Rev. William Higgs/HC
7:00PM No Service
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Philip A. Stubbs
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Philip A. Stubbs
September 16, 2007 at the Church's Sanctuary on Zion
Boulevard. South Beach at 3:30 p.m. The theme chosen is
Adopting A New Stardard And Moving Forward." heic
Speaker for the Anniversary Celebration is Rev. Carla Culmner
Minister of Wesley Medthodist Church, Grant's Town

Orant's olun Weslep itletjobiWt Ca urcli
iBasjilu Hill Rd & Chapel Sueet) PO Boit CB-13046
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Katherine Rose
11:00 a.m. Dedicaton of Leaders (B)
7:00 p.m. Sis. Tezel Anderson/Board ofVisitation, Outreach & Social Witness

"Csigorcrs. upon6H imfo H crsfous(1Ptr57

Beach Hotel in Ihe capacity of
front desk supervisor before
taking a position at Wyndhamt
Viva Fortuna.
"We aie delighted to have
dynamic young professionals
such as Della and Karen on our
team and it's our pleasure to
promote them to their current
positions," said Magnus
Alnebeck, general manager of
Pelican Bay.
A 182-room independent
boutique hotel. Pelican Bay
employs a \workforce of 78
IMrs Bridgewater was gradu-
ated from Florida International
i university Bisca\ ne Bay Camn-
pus, wheie she attained a bach-
elor of science degree with a

major in hospitality manage-
ment and a minor in restaurant
Pelican Bay at Lucaya is
home to Sabor Restaurant and
Bar and features three outdoor
swimming pools.
The resort offers a variety of
accommodations, including
waterfront deluxe hotel rooms
and one-bedroom suites.

PICTURED left to right, are:
Judy Duncombe, human
resources director; Karen Wil-
son, front office supervisor, Mrs
Della Bridgewater. front office
manager and Magnus
Alnebeck, general manager.
Pelican Bay at Lucaya.

'Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTALr I
Preaching 1 lam & i30pm EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2 P storH Mi
Wed. Player & Praise 7:30pm i| ..

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pas;ioi H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622

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FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m



A_ senly (.y God


Bonnie Biumi

Kerzner names




financial officer

SOL Kerzner, chairman
and CEO of Kerzner Interna-
tional Holdings Limited, has
announced the appointment
of Bonnie Biumi as executive
vice president and chief finan-
cial officer of the company.
She will assume her new
position in October concur-
rent with the retirement of
current CFO John Allison.
In her new role. Biumi will
be responsible for the overall
finance and accounting func-
tions of the company. She will
report directly to Mr Kerzner
and will be based out of the
company's Plantation, Flori-
da, offices.
"It is with great pleasure
that I welcome Bonnie to the
team. She brings great expe-
rience as a CFO in both pub-
lic and private environments,
and will be instrumental in
helping to grow and develop
the company in the future."
said Mr Kerzner.
Ms Biumi last served as
executive vice president and
CFO of Norwegian Cruise
Lines (NCL), a position she
held since July, 2005.
During her time with NCL,

Biumi was responsible for all
aspects of financial manage-
ment, corporate tax, treasury,
investor relations, corporate,
capital and strategic planning,
and merger and acquisition
Prior to this role, she
worked for Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd.
Ms Biumi began her career
in public accounting at Price
Waterhouse in Miami.
After deciding not to pur-
sue a career in public account-
ing, Biumi accepted the role
of Chief Financial Officer for
People's Telephone Company
in 1994, and afterwards held
the role of Chief Financial
Officer for Neff Corporation
in 1997. until joining Royal
Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in
1999 h--
"I am thrilled to join Mr
Kerzner, his team and the
company at such an exciting
time," Biumi said. "With
developments underway in
Dubai, Costa Rica, South
Africa and Las Vegas, our
potential for economic growth
and future developments is

folrship Time: ll a.m. & "p.m.
Pra'er Time: 10:15a.m. to 10:45a.m.
Church School during Ifbrship Service.

"How the Christian deals with stress"
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Barrett
SaturdaY, September 15, 2007
2:30 pm 5:00pm "V

Place: Twvnam Heights
offPrince Charles Drive
Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

P.O.Box SS-50o31
Telephone number: 32-1-253-
Telefax ntuuber: 32.1-2587


A Grounded In The Past & Geared To the Future

Worship Time: 11am & 7pmi

Sunday School: 9:45am

Praver Time: 6:30pmi

Place: The Madeira Shopping

Pastor Knowles (can be heard
each Sunday morning oni
,yv 101.9 ait .8:30a.m Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O. Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712

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SHIS week in Dams Gone Bs looks '
- .... .-bac ........ .. ack at some highlighals rom the career
Sof eleran political acli'isI and former
.... .~ NI MP Edmund Moxei. Here. on June 5.
.... .. 1986, Mr Mouey is held high b FNM '.
------pporlers during nomination da\ lor;,
F.%.p < the St Barnabas Bye-eleclion.

December 19, 1986 Jubilant
after Election Court voided
the St Barnabas bye-election
in which PLP Dr Matthew
Rose was returned over Can-
didate Edmund Moxey, Mr
Moxey met outside the House
of Assembly with FNM
Leader Kendal Isaacs left) and
Deputy leader Cecil Wallace-
Whitfield (right).
1986 Nomination Day in St
Barnabas bye-election.
Edmund Moxey, FNM choice,

February 16, 1976 Uiniformed policemen block the entrance to
Jumbey Village not alloAving marchers to assemble there. At left is
Coconut Grove Freedocm and Justice Committee member Edmund
King and next to him lhoking dejected is Member of Parliament
Edmund Moxey. Fiftl! from left is Jumbey Village caretaker
Theophilius Gibson. I

Large Shipment ofUsed Cars



New Shipments

Arriving Monthly

For Easy Financing

Bank And Insurance

On Premises

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Before buying

Bahamas Bus & Truck


February 27, 1982- Edmund Mo'uv ,,'. id .1, d on
he door of the House of Assembly.

108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box E 16379. Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhodesmethod@batelnetbs
THROUGHOUT THE LAND (Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in The Bahamas"
Almighty God. whose only Son has opened for us a new and
living way into your presence. Give us new hearts and constant
wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ
our Lord.
All Methodists and the general public are invited the following
Wesley Methodist Church. Lord's Day, September 9, 2007. 10
Officiating: Rev. Dr. J. Enmmctte Weir, President Emeritus,
Mrs. Annette Poitier, Immediate Past Vice President of
Conference, Bishop Raymond R. Neilly, President of Conference
and Rev. Dr. George McD. Mulrain, Connexional President
Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, Lord's Day, September 9,
2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Officiating: Rev. Eplily A. Demeritte, Assistant Secretary of
Conference, Rev. Dr. Kenneth A. Huggins, President Emeritus
and Bishop Raymond R. Neilly. President of Conference
and other Ministries
Street) Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
for all children ages 3-18 years.
Oakes Field) Reception to Primary
PEA('E AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN 2007: All Methodists
of thie Conference are urged to pray and to fast for Justice to
prevail in the Methodist Cases. The fast begins weekly after
the evening meal on Thursday and ends at noon on Friday.
This we proclaim unswervingly: "My God and My Right."
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns of
Inspiration' On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.; "Family
Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; "To God be the Glory" ZNS
1, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.







1 4

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brent Synonette, right, greets Minister of
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta, Michael Frendo, during a courtesy call in the Diplomatic
Room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, September 5,2007. (BIS Photo/Tim Aylen)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brent Symonette, right, and Ashish Sarat,
honorary consul Republic of India, pose for an official photograph during a courtesy call in the
Diplomatic Room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, September 5,2007. (BIS Photo/Tim

Visitors come calling4

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Brent Symonette, right, and Ambassador
of the Republic of Korea, Tae-Sik Lee, pose for an official photograph during a courtesy call in the
Diplomatic Room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. (BIS Pho-
to/Tim Aylen)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brent Symonette, right greets Ashish Saraf.
honorary consul Republic of India, during a courtesy call in the Diplomatic Ro m at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. (BIS Photo/Tim Aylen) !

I 41 1J III n

For The Return of Ken Chaplin's
Dell Laptop Computer
Please Return to ERA Dupuch Real Estate
East Bay Street
No Questions Asked
Tel: 422-4677 or 393-1811

NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUES JOSEPH OF
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 1ST day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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news, read Insight


NOTICE is hereby given that JONA. JEAN OF
the Minister responsible for Nationality an Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citi2 en of The
Bahamas, and that any person who know 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 1ST day of September,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Na ionality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that HILERCIER HIL AIRE OF
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister respoi visible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/natu "alization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any pen 'on who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization, should
not be granted, should send a written and signed st; itement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Na ionality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Nassau, Ba mamas

NOTICE is hereby given that KERVENS PIERRE OF HAt NA
ROAD, P.O. BOX SS-5292, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is appl 'ing
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizensi ip,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Baham is,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration 1/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written.
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 8TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Pricing Information As Of: FA
Thursday, 6 September 200 7 C F A L"
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 .. i :n : 1.. ,. 3.? t.,,i. -Li tEP i C ; P I E P.if_
1.78 0.54 Abaco Markets i i .:).J ,_, , , ,,' j '.1 '. '
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 1524 15.28 0.04 10,940 1.190 0.680 12.8 4.45%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 5 00 5.90 0.00 0. 112 0.050 52.8 0.85%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2 'i1 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%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 070 0.70 0.00 -0.415 0.000 N/M 0100%
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 10.6 579%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 11100 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fiuelil O'.er-The Cr,.i ,l'r 9S ie Joria.,
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ As i $ Last Price Weeokly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.125 1.485 13.9 10.17%
10.14 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 600 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%
Collr'3 Ov er- l hL, C-.Arieli '-Lurlelfp
41.00 41 00 ABDAB 41 00 43.00 41 00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70%
1460 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%
SBISX Listed Mutual Fur.tiT
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months '". Yield %
1.3544 1.3064 Colina Money Market Fund 1,354375'
3.3402 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Funid 3 3402"*
2.7399 2.4415 Colina MSI Preferned Fund 2 739935-"
1.2652 1.1886 Colina Bond Fund I 265223"'
11.6581 11.1622 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11 6581....
FINDEX: CLOSE 847.58 / YTD 14.21%/ 2000 34 4 7%
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Defence Force officers search Nassau Harbour for the body of Gladstone Ferguson yesterday.
(Photos: Felip6 Major/Tribune Staff)

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Probe launched

into bo;

FROM page one1
Tribune, "Yeah right here Can you see us?"
"As they came near th y threw out a rope. I
held the rope and pushed my son to the left side
of the boat. I then swam 1o the back of the boat
and got into it.
"There were two people on the RBDF boat. I
said I wanted to dive bac over to find the boat
rope because someone ir ay still be in the water,
and if we can find the bo; t, we can find him," the
survivor said. "The office said he could not allow
that. We have to assure 'our safety first. We are
in enough trouble right I low."
The officers reported' y radioed for help and a
second vessel came to a,, 'sist in about 10 minutes.
The two survivors vere then taken to the
RBDF base and did not require medical attention,
while the Defence For ce reported that four of
their craft and two par asail vessels searched for
the missing man froi i the time the incident
occurred, until he was eventually found some 15
hours later by the RBJ F dive team, which joined
the effort at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. .
Divers eventually fc und Mr Ferguson's body at
1.21pm in the area of the accident.
Sub-Lieutenant R .'cardo Barry said that the
search encompassed the entire eastern end of
Nassau Harbour. Th body was found neutrally
submerged he was c ff the sea bed but not on the
surface in 30ft of ater, some 300 to 400 feet
east of the cut betwet -n Athol and Paradise Island.
.This was 20 feet wes t of where the skiff was also

at crash

found submerged.
Divers from the RBDF brought the damaged
vessel ashore at 3.07pm at their Harbour Patrol
base just next to the new Paradise Island Bridge.
One side of the small metal vessel was split open
in two places and the back of the boat was also
torn open by the impact of the accident.
Although there are questions as to whether
the Defence Force vessel had on lights when the
accident happened, the adult survivor admitted
that their vessel only had a flashlight they used to
shine at nearby boats when they heard them
approaching. And, in this instance, with their
engine running, he said they did not hear the
RBDF boat coming so that they could point their
The family of the deceased also has questions as
to whether RBDF officers undergo alcohol and
drug testing; if radar was being used at the time of
the accident; if a look out was posted at the time
of the accident; and why it took several hours
for senior officers to come to the patrol base.
A full investigation has been launched by the
RBDF, according to Lieutenant Sonya Miller.
She said they will ensure that if any errors
occurred on the part of the RBDF, these will be
Claridge Ferguson, Gladstone Ferguson's son,
said fishing was his father's favourite hobby. He
especially liked to catch shark, snappers, and
grunts, his son said.
Mr Ferguson had retired from the Caribbean
Bottling company and had seven children three
boys and four girls.

Cat Island b
already put a
"She just
towards the
the bend, an
straight overt
"One of th
by dived over
ing the door
the vehicle st
When The
1994 Honda
Deac's Tow
A diver
and placed
was hoisted
The go'
tional ser
create sla


,e one

boat, rhe Lady Rosalind, and had
a pa< kage on the boat.
ju' nped into her car and drove
eas tern end, and was going around
id she just lost the bend and went
bc ard," he said.
e uys who works on the boat near-
bi )ard," the witness continued, open-
a' id pulling her out of the car before
Tribune arrived on the scene, the
Accord had just been retrieved by
ing and Retrieval Service.
from Deac's reportedly went down
straps around the vehicle before it
up by one of the company's cranes.
'ernment has attempted to add addi-
.urity to the dock by placing long con-
)s around the perimeter. However the

slabs, which measure about one foot in height
and about twenty feet in length, are inadequate.
Large gaps are left where boats dock which is
where the woman went off into the sea and the
slabs are not high enough to prevent most cars,
and especially large trucks, from going over them.
Many people have gone off this dock in the
last few years. However, two accidents focused
national attention on the poor security infra-
structure at the facility.
In 1999 a family of four drowned after going off
the dock in a heavy rain storm; while in 2003, a
pastor, his wife and their nephew drowned when
they too went off the dock in a storm.
Another witness who was at the scene told The
Tribune, "government's always talk, but no one
will fix that dock."
Sergeant Elkin Hanna of the Paradise Island
police station, who responded to yesterday's acci-
dent, said the woman went to a private physi-
cian for treatment and it is reported that she is in
good health, only suffering minor abrasions.


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Dri er pulled from car

be! ore it submerges

"An Evening

of Writers"


Dr. Desiree Cox and Gordon Mills

Gordon 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. He has
published one book, "The Debbie Fergu-
son Story Born to Run."

B orn 'Over-the-Hill' in Nassau, Dr Desir&e

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 PhD in history. She is the recipient of
numerous prizes and honors locally and inter-
nationally 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 woman.'

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Tuesday September 11, 2007

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Get over cantankerous? (5)
I'm a long time mating a
picture (5)
Being not in gear, perhaps, Is an
offencel (7)
Grace goes to a party with a lot of
sailors (5)
Encouraged to be terribly rude
about Gateshead (5)
Plants disturbed in a gale (5)
In London, say, you need
money (7)
Dad's part In a soap opera (3)
Lake in Eire? (4)
Is where the boats are,
woman! (6)
He makes a change from
Jason (5)
Sterling advanced by a fellow in
the city (6)
Did the ancient Romans swear by
him? (4)
Tas? No thanks! (3)
Reconnoitred by a venturer? (7)
Its of consuming interest after
breakfast (5)
A clan wandering by waterway (5)
She's said to give Phil a happy
ending! (5)
Disease causing wild alarm,
I note (7)
One looking after a broken-down
racer? (5)
Good omen, possibly, for a
guardian of wealth (5)

Revolutionary vehicle at the
races (6)
An outing of a kind, that is (6)
Poles going round the youth cen-
tre in daylight (3)
The usual procedure for making
holes (5)
Creatures taking a big part build-
ing a sauna (7)
It's only water (4)
Happens to be continuous (4,2)
He'd have needed a weekend to
make an anoraki (5)
Nick's accommodation for
groups (5)
As worn in a pub in extremes of
poverty? (5)
A number shoot out In turn (5)
Prepared the way for parking on
the street, for many (5)
Game that may lead to a
flare-up (5)
Good-humoured as a strapping
Scot? (7)
Commonwealth capitalists'
centre (6)
Boy or girl with no love lost (6)
It's fine for bookbinding, etc. (6)
Fight that breaks up the dice
game (5)
Can such a duck make a
meal? (4)
If rising with a light heart, you can
eat it (3)

ACROSS: 4, Plan-t-s 7, Victor-IA 8, S-wed-EN 10, Saris 13, Chow 14, Tie-d 15,
Sh-am 16, All 17, Are-a 19, Bare 21, Cheap-jack 23, Co-o-p 24, Tu-tu 26.
Jaw(-s) 27, Abet 29, Trap 32, Pie-R 33, Bean-O 34, B-roads 35, T-ramline 36,
DOWN: 1, A-vast 2, Scare 3, Joy's 4, Pasha 5, Anew 6, Treble 9, W-omb-at 11,
A-I'm 12, Ida-ho. 13, Chapter 15, Sea 16, 'Ark 18, Re-pa-id 20, A-cut-E 21, Cow
22, Jut 23, Carrot 25, Man 28, Bes-t-s 30, Radio 31, Poker 32, Pace 33, Bu-MP

ACROSS: 4. Topics 7, Reappear 8, Isobar 10, Graft 13, Lewd 14, Sell 15, Wade 16,
Rep 17, Abet 19, Emit 21, Protested 23, Seer 24, Rust 26. Hot 27, Dean 29,
Avow 32, Seal 33, Alone 34, Tapers 35, Enforced 36, Vessel
DOWN: 1, Brags 2, Banal 3, Spot 4, Tried 5, Prod 6, Chalet 9, Sweets 11, Red 12.
Flare 13, Lateral 15, Wet 16, Rid 18, Border 20, Metal 21, Pet 22, Sun 23,
Solace 25, Son 28, Easel 30, Voice 31, Weedy 32, Sets 33, Avon

Stow (5)
primate (5)
Built (7)
Box (5)
View (5)
Salute (5)
implication (7)
Not at home
image (4)
Departs (6)
Butler (5)
Iterate (6)
Insult (4)
Donkey (3)
Attaches (7)
Written slander
Shade of
brown (5)
Note (5)
Flavouring (7)
Clever (5)
At no lime (5)


Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker

Famous Hand

North dealer.
East-West vulnerable.
V 107642
*K952 *73
*K865 *AQJ10
*Q52 +6
*AQJ 1086
+A J 10
The bidding:
North East South West
Pass 1 V 4 4 Dble
Opening lead king of hearts.
The final of the 1995 Women's
Knockout Team Championship in
New Orleans came down to a clash
between a United States squad and a
visiting team from China that had
previously won four Far Eastern
bridge titles.
Today's deal produced a huge gain
for the Americans, who won the
match by more than 100 IMPs. The
bidding shown occurred at the table
where the mother-and-daughter pair
of Gail Greenberg and Jill Blanchard
were North-South for the U.S.
Blanchard ruffed the opening
heart lead and led a diamond. West
thought long and hard about whether
to win this trick. She thought it might
be vital to return a spade to prevent


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

2 Road
surface (6)
3 Keep (6)
4 Before (3)
5 Frightening (5)
6 Young hare (7)
7 Revise (4)
8 False (6)
12 Act smugly (5)
13 Jewelled
headdress (5)
14 Chicken
houses (5)
15 Seed (5)
16 Russian
rulers (5)
18 Lawful (5)
19 Brave (7)
21 Revere (6)
22 Pace (6)
23 Immature (6)
25 Banquet (5)
25 Untruthful
person (4)
28 Males (3)

declarer from ruffing a diamond in
dummy, and was not sure East would
have a spade to return. At length, she
put up the diamond king, but East
overtook with the ace and returned a
Declarer finessed, losing the
queen to the king, at which point the
defense could have cashed three dia-
mond tricks to secure a two-trick set.
But West returned a heart, ruffed by
Blanchard, who drew West's remain-
ing trumps while exhausting her
own. It now remained for declarer to
guess the club position.
Blanchard deduced from the
early play that East had started with
the A-Q-J of hearts and A-Q-J of dia-
monds. If East had held the club
queen, she would have opened the
bidding with one club to show 16 or
more points in accordance with the
Precision System the Chinese were
using. So Blanchard knew West had
the club queen, but the suit would'
block if she led the ace followed by
the jack and West covered.
Displaying nerves of steel and
absolute confidence in her own judg-
ment, Blanchard led the ten of clubs
and let it ride when West played low.
The ace of clubs followed by the
king then gave her 11 tricks for a
score of +690. !
At the other table, the U.S. East-
West pair played four hearts doubled,
making five for +990. This resul4tph
combined with the +690 at the first
table, gave the Americans a 17-IMP
pickup on the deal.

Good 10: very good 15:
excellent 19 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

( Calvin & Hobbes )

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Do ',J CREk AuT?' I'M tk wJS'i MAN!.

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ARIES March 21/April 20
You'll learn about a relationship .
that could positively be a success on
Tuesday, Aries. Keep your eyes
open; opportunities abound.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Don't worry too much if you're feel-
ing out of the loop this week; you're
really not missing anything. Although
it may be hard to believe, everything
is just as it should be.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Conflict is in the air, and you would
do well to avoid it this week,
Gemini. It's not a question of what
others may do, but of what you
might say during an argument.
CANCER June 22/July 22
The rewards could be phenomenal if
you're more outgoing this week,
even though it's against your nature.
Take a chance and trust yourself for
a change.
LEO July 23/August 23
You need something to challenge
you, Leo, and this week you'll
encounter some opposition on the
ess front. Think carefully
e'fbYe. you act there are long-
term implications to consider.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Others will try to take advantage of
your talents for their own ends this
week, especially at work. Stand your
ground they'll admire you for it.
LIBRI Sept 23/Oct 23
You'll tIe tempted to go to extremes
to conq uer your fears this week,
Libra. eek the advice of friends
and rel, ves before you do anything
rash. Cap, icom plays a role.
SCORP IO Oct 24/Nov 22
Effective immediately, the spending
spree is ( ver, Scorpio. Now's the
time to th ink about your future and
take sto, k of your finances. A
romance i eats up by the weekend.
SAGITT S Nov 23/Dec21
Although f business relationships will
frustrate 3 'ou this week, don't let
your emoti ons get the better of you.
Focus youi thoughts on the week-
end, which. romises new romance.
CAPRIC( RN Dec 22/Jan 20
You've be. n holding in a lot of
things ovei the past few weeks,
Capricorn, bi it now is the time to "let
it all hang ot it." You can't continue
to shoulder it all forever. Make time
for your emot onal health.
AQUARIU, Jan 21/Feb 18
Teamwork is a must this week,
Aquarius, even if you'd rather go at
it alone this tin e around. You might
even enjoy it if you relax a bit.
PISCES F b 19/March 20
Someone you'\ e had doubts about
will at long last prove that he or she
doesn't have yt tur best interests at
heart. It smarts a little, but ending
this relationship -e.ally is for the best.

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Gaudsal 2007. Jones, 18, is,
along with David Howell, two
years younger, Britain's most
promising teenager. The
languages student, who soon
starts his university course at
Trinity College, Dublin, has an
imaginative attacking style and
tied third in the 2006 British
Championship. A great talent?
Not by world standards. Jones's
opponent in today's position is
still 16, but is already talked of
as rivalling the legends Bobby
Fischer and Garry Kasparov as
the best of his age the world has
ever seen. The Norwegian
already ranks in the
international top 20 and was
runner-up this year at Linares,
the "chess Wimbledon"'. When
they met at Gaqsdal, Carisen
was the heavy favourite and
defused the Brit's attack to reach

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a rook endgame a pawn
still seems a chance for AV
since his a5 pawn is dange
and Rxb6? axb6 is losing f(
Carlsen. Black (to play) had
everything under control. H
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This Week Cor- BBC News The Wedding (:10) The Doha Debate BBC News Visionaries
BBCI respondents. (Latenight). Business (Latenight).
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BLUE COLLAR Scrubs Carla's Scrubs Turk tries ** x LEGALLY BLONDE (2001, Comedy) Reese Witherspoon, Luke
COM COMEDY TOUR brother is left at to get more time Wilson, Selma Blair. A sorority queen enrolls in Harvard to win back her
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COURT Forensic Files Forensic Files Forensic Files Body of Evi- Body of Evl- Body of Evl- Body of Evi-
COURT "Cop Out" dence dence dence dence
Hannah Mon- HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (2007, Musical Comedy) Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley (:20) Hannah
DISN tanas (CC) Tisdale. A teen befriends members of a wealthy family. 'NR' Montana
This Old House Home Again New Yankee New Yankee Wood Works Woodsculpting Freeform Funl-
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DW Johannes B. Kerner BIlderbuch Journal: Popxport Journal: with Euromaxx
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ESPN 6:00) College Football Notre Dame at Penn State. (:15) College Football Virginia Tech at LSU. (Live) (CC)
ESPN Live)(CC) I
ESPNI PGA Golf: BMW U.S. Open Tennis Women's Final. From the USTA Na- 2007 World Series of Poker No UEFA Cup High-
ESPNI Championship tional Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Limit Hold 'Em, from Las Vegas. lights
WT Daly Mass: Our Pope Benedict XVI In Austria The Holy Rosary Fr. John Corapl
FIT TV Blaine's Low All Star Workouts "Hip Hop Dance Total Body Sculpt With Gilad Kick- Namaste Yoga Namaste Yoga
FIT TV Carb Kitchen With MaDonna Grimes boxing. ,( (CC) '"Sun-Moon' "Swan' Spine.
FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report Geraldo at Large (Live) A (CC) Special Programming The Une-Up
S F (:00) College Football Texas Christian at Texas. (Live) (:15) College Football Colorado at
FSNFL Arinzona State. (Live)
GOLF 6:30) PGA Golf Nationwide Tour-- Envirocare Utah Golf Central Primetime (Live) LPGA Golf NW Arkansas Champi-
GOLF Classic Third Round. From Sandy, Utah. onship Second Round. (CC)
S :00) Grand Without Prejudice? Apanel decides which contestant Weakest Link Grand Slam (CC)
GSN Slam (CC) deserves a prize of $25,000. (CC) 1 (CC)
Star Trek: Next Star Trek: The Next Generation Cops "Nashville" Co s Texas' Co)C s Texas' A Cops "Kansas
G4Tech Gener. "Galaxy's Child" ) (CC) n (CC) (C_(C__, City" (CC)
BACK TO YOU AND ME (2005, Drama) Lisa Hartman * CITY OF ANGELS (1998, Romance) Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan,
HALL Black, Dale Midkiff. A successful doctor returns home Andre Braugher. A smitten angel considers becoming human.
after many years away. (CC)
Big City Broker Restaurant Makeover "Spinello' How to Be a Property Developer Colin and Justin on the Estate r
HGTV Brad is enlisted Spinello Restaurant. n (CC) New property. n (CC)
to help. t (CC)
I (:00) Old Time fi*lfomecoming Hour Specials Christian Artist I-Gospel
INSP GIospel Hour Talent Search
:00) American American IdolRewind "Finale Re- Friends Ross Everybody ** RAY (2004) JamieFoxx.
KTLA Idol Rewind Ct suits"' (CC) helps plan his Loves Raymond Ray Charles overcomes hardships
(CC) ex's wedding. "The Skit" (CC) to become a legend. Cn
TOO YOUNG TO BE A DAD (2002, Drama) Kathy CUSTODY (2007, Drama) Rob Morrow, James Denton, Kay Panabaker.
LIFE Baker, Bruce Davison. A woman helps her son after he Premiere. A widower fights for custody of his 13-year-old stepdaughter.
impregnates a classmate. (CC) (DVS) (CC)
MSNBC (:00) Deadly Mis- MSNBC Reports "Sex Bunker A MSNBC Investigates: Lockup: In- Nightmare Behind Closed Doors
MSNBC son grocer has another identity. side San Quentin
Drake & Josh ICarly "iPilot" (N) ICarly Cady and Ned's Declassi- Drake & Josh Home Improve- Home Improve-
NICK n (CC) (CC) Sam compete, fled School 11 (CC) ment t (CC) ment 1 (CC)
:00) Painkiller Blue Murder t (CC) W-FIVE Presents: Unsafe to News (N) A NTV Entertain-
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SPEED On the Edge Monster Jam Monster Jam From Ford Field in Monster Jam From Ford Field in
SPEED Detroit. Detroit.
:00) The Coral In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Hour of Power (CC) Billy Graham Classic Crusades
TBN Ridge Hour (CC) (CC)
(:00) MLB Baseball Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. A* JURASSIC PARK 111 (2001,
TBS (Subject to Blackout) (Live) (CC) Adventure) (PA) Sam Neill, William
H. Macy, Tea Leoni, (CC)
S:00) The Real Property Ladder The Ghost- Flip That House Flip That House Trading Spaces: Design Destina-
TLC Estate Pros (CC) busters" A house seems to be A $50,000 budg- "Laura' Austin, tions (N)
cursed. (N) et. (N) Texas. (CC)
*s SWORD- OCEAN'S ELEVEN (2001, Comedy-Drama) George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy SHATTERED
TNT FISH (2001) (CC) Garcia. A suave ex-con assembles a team to rob a casino vault. (CC) (2007) Pierce
rosnan. (CC)
TOON OF SNOW (20(4) Voices of Yuko Kaida. OF SNOW (2004) Voices of Yuko Kaida.
TV5 :00) Mondial Les Ann6es bonheur Voyage dans les annies 70. Group Flag Claire vient en aide a
TV5 d'lmpro son beau-trere.
rt c Storm Stories Weather: PM Edition (CC) Forecast Earth Forecast Earth Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
(CC)G Insurance. (CC) (CC)
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UNIV Famllia: Edlcld6n
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
USA der: Criminal In- The family of a rape victim comes Priests and sex abuse probed after A mother becomes a suspect in the
tent (CC) under suspicion. C (CC) transvestite's death, poisoning of her son.
V 1 One Hit Won- 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE (2001) Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans. A
VHi ders One-hit wonders No. 20 to No. 1. football player bets he can turn a nerd into a prom queen. nC
VS. (6:30) College Football BYU at UCLA. (Live) College Football Wisconsin at
VS. UNLV. (Live)
(:00) MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates. From PNC Park in Pittsburgh. WGN News at NIne (N) n (CC)
WGN (Live)n (CC)
Everybody American Idol Rewind "Finale Re- Billy Graham Special 3 (CC) CW11 News at Ten Thome. (N)
WPIX Loves Raymond suits" (CC) (CC)
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Jeopardy (CC) ** *s RAY (2004, Biography) Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King. Ray Charles overcomes hard-
WS B K ships to become a legend.

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HBO-E lai: Future- Marsden. The Man of Steel faces an old enemy. / 'PG-13' (CC) HEART AT
Sex/LoveShow WOUNDED
(:15) **x' JUST LIKE HEAVEN (2005, Romance- Deadwood "Sold Under Sin" The Bob Saget: That Ain't Right n
HBO-P Comedy) Reese Witherspoon. An architect falls for the U.S. Army rolls into Deadwood. C (CC)
spirit of a comatose woman. n 'PG-13' (CC) (CC)

(:15) Rehearsing Legendary Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow The singer performs at New York City's Madison
HBO-W a Dream n Nights C, (CC) Square Garden. n (CC)
(:15) ** SHE'S THE MAN (2006, Romance-Come- ', JUST MY LUCK (2006, Romance-Comedy) Lind- (:45) The Making
HBO-S dy) Amanda Bynes, James Kirk. A student poses as say Lohan, Chris Pine. A charmed woman suffers a re- Of: Lady In the
her twin brother, C 'PG-13' (CC) versal of fortune. C 'PG-13' (CC) Water (CC)
(6:00)** IN- (:15) * 1 THE RINGER (2005, Comedy) Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox, THE RETURN (2006, Suspense)
MAX-E SIDE MAN Katherine Heigl. Special Olympians train a man to win their games. t) Sarah Michelle Gellar. Premiere. C)
(2006) 'R' (CC) 'PG-13' (CC) 'PG-13' (CC)
(:15) *, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2 (2006) Martin *A THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BE- Best Sex Ever
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guise, posing as a heavy nanny. C 'PG-13' (CC) Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey. C 'R' (CC) (CC)
(6:15) IN * WORLD TRADE CENTER (2006, Drama) Nicolas Cage, Michael (:15) * 'A LAST HOLIDAY (2006)
SHOW THE MIX (2005) PelNa, Maggie Gyllenhaal. TV Premiere. Port Authority officers get Queen Latifah. A terminally ill
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S(:00) The Nature Plitvice Lakes National Park Mysteryl "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6: Visiones: Latino
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Show (N) 11 (CC) (DVS) Knight to investigate a woman who drowned. Luis Valdez. ,1
(:00) 60 Minutes Big Brother 8 Two receive nomina- Cold Case The team reopens a Shark "Wavne's World" A serial
I WFOR (N) 1) (CC) lions for eviction. (N) A" (CC) case involving a terminally ill man killer provides his own counsel dur-
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Home Edition Sept. 11 hero Jason Thomas.

Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Family Jewels Gene Simmons Gene Simmons The Two Coreys The Two Coreys
A&E Family Jewels "Uncle Gene Wants You" Camp Family Jewels Family Jewels Feldman looks Quitting smoking.
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Bacardi gives donation to COB

On Wednesday past, the Bac-
ardi (rboup presented a cheque
for $250,000() towards the
clndowieni fund of the (College
of the Halatinas.
A wonderful part of the occa-
sion related directly to the fact
that a (COB alumnus was a
champion within the Bacardi
iGroup, which helped encour-

age the corporate donation.
COB president Janyne Hodder
encouraged the more than
.10,00()0 persons who are also
graduates of COB to think
carefully how they might simi-
larly encourage contributions
to the college.
During the event thanks were
also made to the Lyford Cay

Foundation, which over a peri-
od of some 15 years has com-
mitted some $5,000,000 to the
college, as well to former COB
council chairman Franklyn Wil-
son and his wife Sharon, who
together contributed $1,000,000
- the largest single contribu-
tion ever made to the institu-

DR SOPHIA Rolle, C.O.B. Faculty Member & COB President Janyne Hodder shared the moment with
executives from Bacardi Andy Fowler, vice president of administration and COB alumnus, Debra Stubbs
human resources manager and Olga Culmer, vice president of finance.

THE CHAIRMAN says Thanks Mr T Baswell Donaldson, new chairman of the Council of COB says thanks
to Richard Gardiner, a director of Bacardi, Francisco Garera Justiz, chairman of Bacardi and Roger Kalty, a
COB Council member.

MONEY, LAW and Scholarship --Minna Israel, DR EARL Cash a partner at Higgs & Johnson and a
country head of Scotia Bank with Judith Whitehead, member of COB council with Yvette Sands, AVP
deputy chairman of COB council. Quality and External Affairs, Bacardi Company Ltd

THE CLAN from Bacardi other executives from Bacardi showed support for the corporate initiative.
George Watson assistant controller, Wayne Francis assistant manager of processing, Leon Smith -
engineer superintendent, and Charles Farquharson vice president of operations.

Reception held for new Cuban Ambassador
Ill / -1:A ....

DEPUTY PRIME Minister and.Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette; Aymee Echevarria Aulet, wife of
the Cuban Ambassador; Jose Luis Ponce Carabello, Cuban Ambassador to the Bahamas; Governor General
Arthur Hanna and his wife Beryl; Jacqueline Murray, secretary to the Governor-General.

BAHAMIAN AMBASSADOR to Cuba Carlton Wright; Gustavo Velez-Olivares, first secretary to the Cuban
Einmassy in the Bahamas; Carabello Vatiz-Lopez; Pastor G Torres Lima.


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