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Title: The Tribune.
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Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 9/12/2007
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Juvenile arrested

in connection

with knife attack

on student


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
THE juvenile suspected of
being responsible for Tuesday's
stabbing of an AF Adderley stu-
dent was out on bail for a previ-
ous stabbing, it emerged yester-
day.
Police yesterday arrested a
juvenile in connection with the
attack on a 15-year-old ninth

Jackie Moxey's
cause of death
revealed in
murder trial
By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@
tribunemedia.net
THE CAUSE of death for'
softball star Jackie 'Lil Stunt'
Moxey was officially
revealed yesterday by a
forensic pathologist during
the trial of the accused Ian
'Joe Boy' Hutchinson.
According to expert testi-
mony by Dr Govinda Raju
of the Rand Laboratory at
Princess Margaret Hospital,
an internal examination
SEE page eight


grade student, who was stabbed
in the back while on AF Adderley
Junior High's campus.
The teenage suspect, who was
turned into the Grove police sta-
tion by his another at 8.20am yes-
terday, had been scheduled to
appear in front of the juvenile
court yesterday morning in con-
nection with a previous stabbing
incident.
Following Tuesday's attack,
teachers at AF Adderley Junior
High yesterday morning refused
to attend classes, protesting the
SEE page eight

Small plane
veers off the
airport runway
JUST before press time last
night, The Tribune learned that
a small plane veered off the
main runway at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport yes-
terday afternoon.
The aircraft reportedly came
to rest in some nearby bushes
after the pilot lost control for
reasons that were unknown at
the time of the report.
Police confirmed that they
were aware of the crash and
that no one was hurt, but said
they could not release any fur-
ther details.
Investigations into the inci-
dent continue.


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US CHARGE D'AFFAIRES Brent Hardt, along with staff of the US Embassy, stood for a moment of silence
yesterday as a stone marker was unveiled in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.


Senator calls for a

media regulatory body


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
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THE Bahamas should move
towards the creation of an
agency to supervise anmd regu-
late the communications and
media industries, according to
Senator Kay Smith, who is
charged with responsibility for
the Broadcasting Corporation
and Bahamas Information Scr-
vices.


Senator Smith acknowledged
this yesterday in an interview
with The Tribune to discuss mat-
ters related to the Broadcasting
Corporation.
Currently, there is no regu-
latorv body in the country to
fully supervise and regulate the
expanding media and commu-
nications industries.
The Public Utilities Com-
mission (PUC) was established
SEE page eight


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Abraham Butler
demands apology
E By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE recently fired general
manager of the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation Abraham But-
ler is demanding an apology from
Minister of State for Utilities
Phenton Neymour, for statements
Mr Butler thinks denigrate his
character.
Mr Butler held a press confer-
ence yesterday at the Bahamas
Christian Fellowship Centre on
Carmichael Road the church of
which his brother is pastor tak-
ing particular offence to the state-
ment by Mr Neymour that he was
"double-dipping" as GM of WSC,
by receiving a car allowance while
driving a company vehicle.
Mr Butler explained that he
was returned to the WSC on June
11th and within two weeks (June
25th). he gave instructions to the
Human Resources and Accounts
departments to terminate the
monthly car allowance of $500
with effect from July 1st which
was done.
Mr Neymour had accused Mr
Butler of receiving both benefits
from the time of his return to the
SEE page eight

Realty

agencies

targeted

by thieves
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
A CURIOUS spate of rob-
beries which occurred in the past
two weeks has realtors concerned
about the increasing crime rate
in New Providence.
At least three realty agencies
have been targeted within the last
14 days and in two cases safe
lockers containing only very little
money were removed from
offices and carried off the premis-
es.
However, realtors believe they
are not the only ones affected, as
they have heard reports of small
construction and hardware com-
panies experiencing break-ins
with a similar modus operandi.
A realtor of Morley Realty told
The Tribune that he believes that
the robberies must have been car-
ried out by several persons and
that one is most likely an experi-
enced locksmith.
SEE page eight


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and Lucaya an charged


employees

dismissed


8 By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT About 10
Bahamians joined the unemploy-
ment line this month when they
were dismissed last week by New
Hope Holding Ltd, operators of
the Pelican Bay Resort and Lucaya
Marina Village at Lucaya.
The workers were employed at
the pool bar, which was closed for
renovations on September 4.
According to labour officials, the
workers were given notice on Sep-
tember 4 by management that the
pool bar would close for renova-
tion.
However, the progress of the
work was delayed due to bad
weather conditions and problems
with the contractor.
After careful evaluation, the
resort felt that the work would take
longer than expected and made the
decision to let go the workers and
pay them severance pay.
The human resources manager
at the resort did not wish to com-
ment on the matter.
The labour department was not
officially notified of the dismissals,
but was informed of the situation
on Tuesday when contacted by The
Tribune.
A labour official said that a com-
pany has a right to terminate the
employment of any worker as long
they make the proper severance
payment to the employee.
He said checks will be made to
ensure that the 10 workers were
given their proper severance.
He also noted that the resort
plans to reopen the pool bar, at
which time the employees can reap-
ply for employment.
New Hope Holding Ltd, which
is operated by Preben Olson, has
acquired land near Port Lucaya for
the construction of multi-million
dollar condo /hotel for golfers.
Last year, Mr Olson and then
Prime Minister Perry Christie
broke ground on the site on Mid-.
shipman Road and Sea Horse Dri-
ve.
The company has also acquired
the Port Lucaya Marina, and plans
to expand that facility.


International Film Festival


THE Bahamas Internation-
al Film Festival has announced
that it has hired Rogers &
Cowan, one of the world's
leading entertainment public
relations agencies, to launch
and maintain a comprehensive
marketing campaign to sup-
port this year's festival.
The announcement was
made yesterday by BIFF
founder and executive director,
Leslie Vanderpool and Rogers
& Cowan CEO, Tom Tardio.
Rogers & Cowan will pro-
vide strategic planning and
consultation on building the
festival's profile within the
worldwide film industry in
addition to heightening gener-
al awareness for the festival
throughout the US, they said.
Working with Vanderpool
and her team, Rogers & Cowan
will focus on strategic position-
ing, media relations and event
management in the months
leading up to the festival.


Rogers & Cowan executive
vice-president Nikki Parker
will lead the account for the
agency, with account director
Dennis Dembia handling day-
to-day management of the
campaign.
Commenting on her deci-
sion, Ms Vanderpool said:
"The partnership between
BIFF and Rogers & Cowan is
a natural fit as we will work
together to best promote an
exceptional programme and a
quality film festival.
"Our shared goal is to pro-
vide the films on our pro-
gramme with maximum expo-
sure to industry professionals
and film buffs around the
world."
Tardio commented, "We are
thrilled to be working with the
Bahamas International Film
Festival. Our seasoned execu-
tive team coupled with a wide
array of agency resources
allows Rogers & Cowan to


maximise outreach on behalf
of the festival. As communi-
cations strategies are execut-
ed, we plan to further elevate
the rich profile of the festival
and help raise the level of
worldwide awareness."

Dates

BIFF 2007 begins Thursday,
December 6 in Nassau and
runs through Thursday,
December 13.
Additional announcements
pertaining to the festival will
be made in the coming
months, Ms Vanderpool said.
BIFF is a non-profit organi-
sation that aims to provide the
local community and interna-
tional festival goers with a
diverse presentation of films
from the Bahamas and around
the world.
In addition to showcasing
films that might not otherwise


be released theatrically, BIFF
provides unique cultural expe-
riences, educational pro-
grammes, and forums for
exploring the past, present and
future of cinema.
Ms Vanderpool said BIFF
aims to raise the level of film-
making, participation and edu-
cation throughout the
Bahamas and the world.
Rogers & Cowan is a global
leader in entertainment pub-
lic relations and marketing
with offices in Los Angeles,
New York, London and Bei-
jing.
The agency designs and
implements campaigns for
entertainment clients, such as
film production and distribu-
tion companies, cable and net-
work TV programming,
records labels, recording
artists, celebrities and athletes,
videogame publishers and dis-
tributors and digital media
companies.


Stone marker unveiled at US Embassy to

remember the dead of September 11


US government officials in
Nassau along with other
diplomats gathered yesterday
to commemorate those who
died during the terrorist
attacks of September 11,
2001.
US charge d'affaires Brent
Hardt unveiled a stone mark-
er to commemorate the date.
Embassy officials placed
the stone marker by a tree
which was planted last year
to honour the victims of the
attack.
"We place this stone here
today next to this beautiful,
robust Poinciana Tree as a
lasting memorial to the vic-
tims of 9/11 and to remind
Americans of their resolve
not to forget," Dr Hardt said.
"We remember and hon-
our the heroes that emerged
on that fateful day and later
the dedicated members of
our public safety, law


enforcement and intelligence
communities, the selfless men
and women of our Armed
Forces, our diplomats abroad,
our locally engaged staff and
the thousands of others who
work hard each day to pro-
tect our country, secure our
liberty and prevent future
attacks," Dr Hardt said.
The charge d'affaires said
that as more years separate
the world from the events of
September 11, it is ever more
important for there to be a
reminder of not only what
happened that day but what
happened next. .
"The Bahamas, a true and
stalwart friend, stood with us
along with friends and allies
throughout the world pledg-
ing support and providing us
comfort as a nation in our
time of need. We remember
this and we remain thankful,"
Dr Hardt said.


A MOMENT of silence was held yesterday at the US Embassy as a
stone marker for the September 11 victims was unveiled


with armed
robbery
and rape
KENDAL Louis Curtis
was arraigned in Magistrate's
Court on Nassau Street yes-
terday in connection with
armed robbery and rape
charges.
He was charged with two
counts of armed robbery and
one count of rape.
According to court dock-
ets, it was alleged that on Sat-
urday September 8, Curtis,
armed with a knife, robbed
a woman of three gold
bracelets valued at $710, one
gold chain valued at $700, a
wedding band valued at
$1,500 and $375 in cash.
It is further alleged on the
same day, Curtis robbed
another woman at knife-
point and made off with a
gold chain valued at $750, a
ring valued at $250, and a
wedding band valued at $500.
Court dockets also alleged
that on the day in question,
Curtis had sexual intercourse
with one of the women he
robbed against her will.
Curtis, who had no legal
representation, was not
required to plead to the
charges.
A preliminary inquiry has
been set to determine if there
is sufficient evidence for the
matter to stand trial in the
Supreme Court.
The matter has been
adjourned until January 24,
2008.

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oIn brief

Seventeen
Haitian
immigrants
found hiding


Delay in Daniel Smith inquest




provoking 'genuine concern'


FREEPORT Seventeen
suspected illegal Haitian
immigrants were discovered
hiding in bushes on South
Bimini this week.
This is the second group
of Haitians thought to have
been dumped off by smug-
glers at the island for transit
to Florida.
Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming report-
ed that 10 men and seven
women were found hiding
inside a tent around 3.30pm
on Sunday, about a mile away
from the airport's runway.
He said that police at
North Bimini received a tip
that suspected illegal immi-
grants were at South Bimini.
A team, consisting of
police and immigration offi-
cials, went to investigate.
According to Mr Rahming,
the Haitians told authorities
that they left New Provi-
dence onboard a white boat
andarrived at Bimini last
Wednesday. They said they
were told by smugglers to
hide under the tent as a sec-
ond vessel would come to
take them on to Miami.
Mr Rahming said none of
the immigrants was able to
produce documents autho-
rising them to be in the
Bahamas.
They were taken into cus-
tody at the Alice Town
Police Station.
The group, which has been
flown to New Providence, is
detained at the Carmichael
Road Immigration Detention
Centre awaiting repatriation
to Haiti.
A few months ago, about
20 immigrants were dumped
off by smugglers at South
Bimini and told that they
were in Florida.
Mr Rahming said investi-
gations are continuing into
the matter.

Two vessels
detained
over crawfish
discovery
FREEPORT Four young
men were charged in Freeport
Magistrate's Court in con-
nection with the discovery of
a firearm and ammunition.
Appearing before Acting
Deputy Chief Magistrate
Helen Jones were Deon Dar-
ling, 27, of Allenbrooke
Road; Demetrius Bowleg, 24,
of Adena Court; Alvardo
Knowles, 24, of Pioneer's
Loop; and Demiko Baillou,
24, of Pioneer's Loop.
The men are accused of
being in possession of a Sig
Sauer .45 semi-automatic pis-
tol loaded with eight live .45
hollow point bullets on Sep-
tember 7.
The defendants pleaded
not guilty. They were each
granted $8,000 bail with one
or two sureties.
Carlson Shurland and
Simeon Brown represented
the men.
The matter was adjourned
to March 24, 2008.

TROICA
EXTERINATORSffnI


THE Bahamas' delay in hold-
ing an inquest into Daniel
Smith's death is now causing
"genuine concern", US legal
sources said yesterday.
Howard K Stern should be
called as prime witness to clear
up several matters surrounding
Daniel's demise, and the
lifestyle led by the boy's late
mother, Anna Nicole Smith,
they added.
Exactly one year after
Daniel's death at Doctors Hos-
pital, US cable channels were
this week asking: "Why the
hold-up? What's going on down
there?" CNN's Showbiz
Tonight programme said the
inquest was long overdue.
Tribune sources in California
and Texas said it was important
that Bahamian authorities "get
their act together" and clear


away growing suspicion sur-
rounding this case.
Speculation is mounting that
"political connections" are
being used to block justice.
One legal source said: "There
is no doubt that certain people
are terrified that this inquest
will proceed. Intense investiga-
tions are underway into this
case from outside the Bahamas,
and the deeper they go the
murkier it gets."

Book

The US media's interest in
the Anna Nicole saga was rekin-
dled last week by the release of
TV personality Rita Cosby's
book, Blonde Ambition.
Discussion is now focused not
only on Howard Stern's friend-


ship with Larry Birkhead, father
of Anna Nicole's baby Dan-
nielynn, but also the where-
abouts of the cover girl's for-
tune.
"When Larry Birkhead was
in Nassau, he made some very
damning statements to
Bahamas police about certain
people," said a source. "These
allegations centred on drugs and
money, and they are contained
in a deposition which resides in
police hands."
Meanwhile, American lawyer
John O'Quinn, who represented
Anna Nicole's mother Virgie
Arthur during several Nassau
court hearings, is waiting eager-
ly for a libel action by Stern to
proceed through the US courts.
A Tribune source said: "We
just can't wait for this to go
ahead. We want it so bad."


Stern took action against
O'Quinn over certain remarks
the attorney made during TV
interviews earlier this year.
He has now also threatened a
libel action against Cosby, who


has laughed off his warning by
claiming Stern was trying des-
perately to divert attention
away from the real issues.
"We stand by the book 100
per cent," she said.


Swimming pool in memory of Butch

Kerzner opened at St Anne's school


THE $600,000 swimming
pool donated by Kerzner Inter-
national to St Anne's High
School has been officially
opened.
At a ceremony held at the
school yesterday morning, trib-
ute was paid to the man whose
vision made the project a reality.
According to Kerzner vice
president Barrie Farrington, the
swimming pool represents an
attempt by the late Butch
Kerzner to give something
meaningful to the students of
St Anne' and to the people of
the Bahamas,
"Today we are gathered
together to commemorate the
realisation of the commitment
of a man who represented the
qualities that we associate with
kindness, generosity, a belief in
what is right, integrity, honesty,
humility, and an uncompro-
mised respect for others," Mr
Farrington said. "Butch was
such a man, and for many of us,
his spirit lives on."
He said that in March, 1999,
Butch Kerzner wrote the fol-
lowing to him: "Most of what


we do at work is often trivial
(in the grand scheme of things)
and usually boring. We are not
working on any of the profound
questions of life, no great dis-
coveries taking place, no endur-
ing works of art being created.
But then, it is, by and large, a
pleasant diversion, and every
now and then, something ful-
filling happens."
Mr Farrington said that for
Butch, the decision to build the


swimming pool was something 7 ,
which he found fulfilling.
He said Butch also wrote that -.
leaders in the Bahamas must
"inspire the youth of the coun-
try to strive for excellence in all
things . most importantly in "
caring about their fellow man".
"And so, we celebrate today,.
in his honour, and may the stu-Ca
dents and others who use this (
pool remember Butch as the p eo a
person who, with unconditional .1 V. .
love for our country, made it
happen," he said.
Butch Kerzner, the son of
Atlantis Resort founder Sol
Kerzner, died in the Domini- IO LEY
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New city centre needed for Nassau


THE INGRAHAM government had hardly
been in power a month when about 50 plac-
ard-carrying straw vendors crowded around the
House of Assembly demanding that the new
government rebuild them a new market on Bay
Street and renovate their rat-infested tent vil-
lage.
Government is going to do what is best for
the vendors, but not to the detriment of Bay
Street or the country's tourist industry. The
market will be a part of the redesign of the
whole downtown tourist experience.
A government committee is expected to meet
with vendors' leaders today to discuss various
options to accommodate them within a com-
pletely redesigned city centre.
As a politician close to the situation com-
mented: "Government is not going to be bullied
into building a $6 to $10 million market on the
old Bay Street site just to accommodate ven-
dors." Especially a market selling knock-down
goods and Chinese trinkets. It is no longer the
famous Bahamian straw market with colourful
native straw work. sold by cheerful Bahamian
women, a scene preserved today only on old
picture postcards. What today's vendors fail to
realise is that they are now their own worst ene-
mies. Tourists can buy the products they sell in
the so-called straw market a flea market
would be a better description at any of their
ports of call and at cheaper prices. Tourists are
looking for something unique, something truly
Bahamian for which they would be prepared
to pay good money.
Recently we were told of a visiting American
couple who ventured into the market. They
bought several small straw items we believe
they were of the Bahamian policeman. -When
they returned to their hotel room, they exam-
ined their souvenirs, only to find the "made in
China" trademark. When they left their room,
the maid discovered the straw policemen in the
wastepaper basket. Today so many products
made in China are being withdrawn from the
market as unsafe, that our vendors are soon
going to find that their made-in-China trinkets
will not sell with American tourists.
But the decisions made for the vendors will
have to be considered as part of a new plan to
resurrect a collapsed Bay Street. The present-
day market is a Bay Street eyesore. However, it
is not the only eyesore or social problem on
this once fashionable main street. For exam-
ple, merchants complain of the fall off in trade.
No wonder there is a fall-off. Taxi drivers have
taken over the whole downtown parking area.
Today it is difficult to find parking to make a
simple bank deposit without having one's car
towed by the wrecker now a lucrative sideline
to the car towing business.
There is no point in discussing with taxi dri-
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has lowered the standard of the area. It has
been suggested that a candid camera movie be
taken of their daily behaviour with comments
from visitors about their whole tourist experi-
ence. In this would be included the harassing
behaviour of hairbraiders, and the various louts
who lounge around Bay Street offering drugs
and prostitutes as a sideline for those who find
Nassau "a bore". The offenders would then be
invited to see themselves as others sec them.
This should shock them to their senses. They
complain that they want more business, but dai-
ly their crass behaviour is destroying the busi-
ness they now have.
One can't park on Bay Street, nor is walking
pleasant. It is no longer walking, but being jos-
tled, especially in the areas where the vendors
have taken over the sidewalks, forcing pedes-
trians onto the traffic-congested street. Today,
from no point of view is dirty Bay Street a pleas-
ant experience.
Speaking at a Chamber of Commerce func-
tion last month Prime Minister Ingraham talked
of the urgent need to transform the city of Nas-
sau. He talked of the broken sidewalks, the
dingy shop fronts and suggested that merchants
at least upgrade their premises with a "lick of
paint." For years several merchants tried to
improve their properties. They did much to
beautify their premises, even putting hanging
flower baskets along the front, only to have
them stolen before morning. Their newly paint-
ed store fronts were either despoiled by graffi-
ti, or lazy Bahamians waiting for "their ride"
propping themselves up against the shop front
with one foot planted against the newly painted
wall. Eventually the shop owners gave up. Many
complaining letters were written to The Tri-
bune at the time.
Much money has been spent in providing
the country with a fine national art gallery a
gallery to attract both Bahamians and visitors.
But where are the visitors'? Frightened off my
petty criminals. Port directors on cruise ships are
now advising passengers not to visit the art
gallery, because it is not safe. There is nothing
that the Ministry of Tourism can do until it can
guarantee that safety with a strong police pres-
ence.
A call-up service has to be organised for taxi
drivers and they have to be removed from Bay
Street. The downtown area has to be redesigned.
refurbished and made attractive, because until
this is done it is useless for shopkeepers to com-
plain that Atlantis is taking all the trade.
Tourists have no loyalty to Bay Street. They
are looking for attractive, relaxing venues where
they can enjoy their holiday in a safe environ-
ment. Today this is Atlantis.
Unless something dramatic is done to turn
around the city centre, it will collapse under its
own dirty, boorish, crime-infested weight.


The problem of




illegal immigration


EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE recent "demonstra-
tion" against "illegal immi-
grants" in Harbour Island is a
cause for concern as it high-
lighted some critical issues.
Despite the good intentions
of the organizers, this knee-jerk
approach to a long-standing
problem falls far short of hav-
ing any significant impact on
the overall situation. We live
in a nation where social "mon-
sters" are created and we only
complain when those "mon-
sters" get out of control. In a
most hypocritical and contra-
dictory style., we try to solve
these problems in hindsight.
Ironically, the thrust of this
demonstration according to
The Nassau Guardian fizzled
due to another event taking
place in Harbour Island.
This was the dedication of a
new basketball court by mem-
bers of the Miami Heat. Unbe-
lievably, it was also reported
that this basketball court was
probably constructed with the
help of illegal immigrants. Now
we see the. problem and why
this exercise was a waste .
time!
In addition, what may have
discredited such a genuine
effort is that it was perceived as
politically partisan. The prob-
lem of illegal immigration does
not have a political solution as
it has been with us even before
the days of the UBP govern-
ment, the UBP government
under Sir Roland Symonette,
the PLP government under Sir
Lynden Pindling, the FNM
government under Hubert
Ingraham, the PLP government
under Perry Christie and once
again under the FNM and
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham. To seriously deal with ille-
gal immigration, the Bahamas
must focus on the reasons why
persons at any cost will risk
everything to come to the
Bahamas. As long as there is a
demand for their services, they
will come! It is that simple!
For the most part, illegal
immigrants refer to Haitian
nationals.
No other group come to the
Bahamas in such numbers or
live in such extended commu-
nities. For decades. certain
menial jobs such as farm hands.
janitors, yard work. manual
Labourers, etc, have been
defined as Haitian work. The
problem now arises when these
persons work outside their
accepted scope of duties and
now compete directly with
Bahamians. For example, per-
sons are concerned that
Haitians are now serving as
maids for private homes, or
construction workers for lower
wages than Bahamians. Off the
cuff, persons have indicated to
me that Haitians are competing


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against Bahamians even in ille-
gal activities such as drugs,
numbers, prostitution, etc,
thereby further competing and
adversely affecting the income
of Bahamians.
Both the Minister of Nation-
al Security, the Hon. Tommy
Turnquest and Member of Par-
liament for North Eleuthera,
the Hon. Alvin Smith have
weighed in on this situation.
They both provided the stan-
dard response of assistance by
looking into this matter and
that Junior Minister Elma
Campbell will host a Town
Meeting to entertain the con-
cerns of Harbour Islanders at
some point. However, there are
some realities that must be
dealt with. Until the borders of
the Bahamas can be secure, it is
almost pointless rounding up
illegal immigrants. It is an
established fact that some ille-
gal immigrants had been
deported on more than one-
occasion. The Bahamian law
enforcement agencies must still
solve the mystery as to how is it
possible that a slow sailing boat
in the Bahamian waters for
weeks can sail all the way from
Haiti right into Nassau Har-
bour or any island in the
Bahamas for that matter with-
out being detected? To further
complicate matters, there is
widespread speculation of
Bahamian involvement in alien
smuggling in the Bahamas!
One possible explanation for
such exaggerations as to the
number of illegal immigrants
stems from the prejudice and
bigotry many Bahamians hold
against Haitians. The sugges-
tion that these illegal immi-
grants bring diseases into the
country has not been scientifi-
cally validated. Nor have they
tried to impose their culture on
the Bahamian people. The
Constitution of the Bahamas is
quite clear on this matter with a
provision that prohibits dis-
crimination against anyone
.based on their place of nation-
al origin and creed or beliefs.
Some time ago, it was esti-
mated by the Immigration
Department that there might
be as many as 60.000 Haitians
residing in the Bahamnas. Out of
that number, only 10,000
Haitians may be in the
Bahamas illegally. Due to the
racist attitude many Bahami-
ans have against Haitians, the
perception is that most Haitians
are in the Bahamas illegally,
no matter how long they have
been in the Bahamas or even if
they were born here. This, of
course, is a sad mistake. Long
time residents may have
acquired Permanent Residency
or even Bahamian Citizenship.
Also, according to the Consti-
tution of the Bahamas, anyone
born in the Bahamas since July
10, 1973 are entitled to apply
forBahamian Citizenship on


their eighteenth birthday. In
addition, many immigrants are
in the possession of valid Work
Permits with their spouses and
children having an annual Res-
idency Permit. In all of these
situations, persons in these cat-
egories are lawfully residing in
the Bahamas and must be
afforded the full protection of
the Bahamian law.
During the reign of the for-
mer PLP government, the
Immigration Department had
conducted a raid in North
Eleuthera rounding up over
one hundred persons who were
suspected of being illegal immi-
grants. This was a complete dis-
aster as just a few persons were
in violation of the law. This is
exactly what has happened in
Harbour Island as the majority
of suspected illegal immigrants
rounded up based on this com-
plaint were released as they
were legally residing in the
Bahamas. What is most dis-
turbing is the fact that in their
frustration, persons are becom-
ing vigilantes. They harass and
publicly ridicule persons-
installing fear and anxiety in
individuals. This kind of hos-
tility is most unchristian! Once
again this is a clear violation of
the fundamental rights
enshrined in the Constitution.
There is no simple solution to
the illegal immigration prob-
lem in the Bahamas. What is
not needed is another band-aid
approach. Bahamians need to
improve their own work ethics
and not be afraid of hard work.
This will reduce, if not elimi-
nate, the need for foreign work-
ers. Bahamian employers from
all around the Bahamas are
complaining about the unavail-
ability and unreliability of the
Bahamian workers. Before one
can tackle any problem, the
problem must first be defined.
An amnesty registration period
where every single immigrant
in the Bahamas is registered
must take place. Those who
qualify for status must be, grant-
ed. Once the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force can properly
seal the borders, then we can
deport illegal immigrants "en
mass".
The recent announcement of
two more surveillance aircraft
for the RBDF is a welcomed
asset. The current ongoing
Audit exercise by the Ministry
of Immigration has absolutely
nothing to do with illegal immi-
gration as it is only trying to
administrate persons who qual-
ify for status.
What is happening at Har-
bour Island is the same thing
that is happening all over the
Bahamas. Harbour Island just
happens to be booming at this
time. This is what will natural-
ly attract persons to seek
employment. Potential employ-
ers will find workers one way or
the other. This is the crux of
the problem!

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PERCENTIE
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August 30, 2007.


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- -_ |LOCAL NEWS


SIn brief

Top ten
debris items
for 2006
are named
EACH year, Ocean Con-
servancy compiles a list of
"top 10" debris items found
by volunteers.
In 2006, the items found in
the top 10 accounted for 85
per cent of all debris found in
the Bahamas.
The top ten items found
last year were:
Plastic beverage bottles
Beverage cans
Glass beverage bottles
Bags
Cups, plates and utensils
Caps/Lids
Food wrappers and con-
tainers
t Clothing/shoes
Straws/stirrers
Shotgun shells/wadding
Organisers say that what
makes ICCD unique is that
each year, volunteers track
and record specific type of
marine debris. The data col-
lected from this event is later
used to educate industry and
government officials about
the amount of refuse in each
country and help them to
find lasting solutions.
To date, over six million
volunteers have removed
over 100 million pounds of
marine litter from over
170,000 miles of beaches and
inland waterways.

Abaco due to
join with
environmental
organisation
ABACO will soon become
an affiliate of a environmen-
tal organisation called the
Keep America Beautiful Pro-
gramme.
On Friday, September 14,
co-ordinators of the pro-
gramme will travel to Aba-
co to work with the Abaco
Tourist Office and other local
agencies to complete the cer-
tification process on litter
prevention, waste manage-
ment and community beauti-
fication.


Hundreds expected to take




part in Coastal Clean-up Day


HUNDREDS of volunteers
throughout the Bahamas are
expected to take part in the
Ocean Conservancy's Interna-
tional Coastal Clean-up Day -
the world's largest and most
successful one-day clean-up ini-
tiative.
On September 15, volunteers
in New Providence and the Fam-
ily Islands will participate in a
massive beach clean-up exercise.
International Coastal Clean-
up Day is an international event
that attracts volunteers from
countries all over the world and
aims to clean-up beaches and
other waterways.
The event was started in 1986,
when an employee of the Ocean
Conservancy, a US non-profit
organisation dedicated to pro-
tecting ocean environments and
marine life, rounded up nearly
3,000 people and spent a day
removing 124 tons of debris
from a Texas beach.
That tiny clean-up has now
grown into a worldwide effort.
Each year, hundreds of thou-
sands of international volun-
teers lend a hand to clean-up
litter and marine debris from
the shores, lakes and rivers of
nearly 90 nations including the
Bahamas.
Last year, hundreds of vol-
unteers in the Bahamas partici-
pated in the ICC, removing
3,110 pounds of trash and debris
from 40 miles of shoreline.
In addition, 10 volunteers
participated in underwater
clean-ups, removing 30 pounds
of debris from one mile of sea
floor.
In Abaco last year, volunteers


collected 3,140 pounds of debris
and trash. Land-based activi-
ties, such as picnics, festivals,
sports and days at the beach,
accounted for over 87 per cent
of the debris.
This year, volunteers will
clean-up Yamacraw Beach, a
popular coastal area in eastern
New Providence. Dolphin
Encounters -Project BEACH
is hosting the event.
The Ministry of Tourism and
Friends of the Environment are
also hosting events in Abaco
and Andros.
"Hundreds of volunteers came
out in force last year all over the
Bahamas to clean-up shorelines
and waterways on International
Coastal Clean-up Day," said
Tanya Moss, education co-ordi-
nator for Dolphin Encounters
on Blue Lagoon Island and
national co-ordinator of Inter-


national Coastal Clean-up Day.
"We encourage even more peo-
ple to participate in this impor-
tant event. Many Bahamians are
fed-up with the level of trash on
our streets and in our water. So,
it's crucial that we do whatever is
necessary to ensure that our
country and our beaches are
clean for our children, ourselves
and our visitors. We must
become responsible stewards.
"Many people would be sur-
prised to know the things we
find on our beaches and in our
waters. It's really up to us to
take these areas back. Our
beaches are some of our most
precious resources and they
should be properly cared for
and maintained."
Ms Moss said each year, ICC
volunteers find animals entan-
gled in various forms of marine
debris.


"In 2006, ICC volunteers
found over 1,000 animals entan-
gled in debris worldwide. Old
fishing lines and nets are the
primary cause. The debris caus-


es lethal cuts, suffocation and
even drowning. A lot of times,
animals mistake the garbage for
food and end up either chok-
ing on it or starving to death."


Organizations plan events for environmental awareness day


THERE are a number of
ways Bahamians can take part
in this year's International
Coastal Clean-up Day. local
organizers have announced.
In Nassau, Dolphin Encoun-
ters Project BEACH will host
a beach clean-up on Interna-


tional Coastal Cleanup Day.
This will take place on Sat-
urday, September 15 from 8am
to 1pm at Yamacraw Beach.
The organizers invited the
public to volunteer and attend.
In Abaco. Friends of the Envi-
ronment, the International


Coastal Clean-up co-ordinators
for the island, together with the
Ministry of Tourism Office, have
organised several clean-ups.
In Andros, a clean-up will be
held on September 15 at two
locations on the island.
Ricardo Johnson of Central


Andros High School is co-ordi-
nating the effort.
In Grand Bahama, the Min-
istry of Tourism Office will
serve as co-ordinator for the
clean-up effort.
Inlnagua, Henry Nixon of the
Bahamas National.Trust, will be


co-ordinating a clean-up.
In San Salvador, Janet Storr
of the Bahamas National Trust
will be in charge of the clean-up
efforts.
Tanya Moss at Dolphin
Encounters will be co-ordinat-
ing efforts on all other islands.


to 5pm


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The growing focus on pollution and



what it means for the Bahamas


(Sustainable development)
meets the needs of the present
without compromising the abil-
ity of future generations to meet
their own needs.' Brundt-
land Report, 'Our Common
Future', UN World Commis-
sion on Environment and
Development, 1987

W ITH the Bahamas
Electricity Corpo-
ration about to fork out over
$80 million for a new oil-buin-
ing power plant for New Prov-
idence, it's worth taking a look
at the unfolding political econ-
omy of climate change to
check out the options.
Big conferences on this
issue have been held all over
the place recently, with more
to come. Even George Bush
has got into the act in Aus-
tralia last week he urged Pacif-
ic countries to band together to
tackle global warming. And he
has invited the world's major
polluters to an unprecedented
climate change meeting in
Washington later this month.
Closer to home, the
Caribbean Tourism Organisa-
tion will explore the implica-
tions of climate change for the
region's top industry at its
annual conference in Puerto
Rico next month. Featured
speakers include a top Cana-
dian contributor to the United
Nations Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change.
And UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon will convene an
informal high-level event in
New York next week to help
lay the foundation for a new
global consensus on climate
change to be constructed at
a major conference set for
Indonesia in December.

It's all part of a building
momentum toward strik-
ing a new international deal in
an area where "complex sci-


ence and entrenched ideolo-
gies test the limit of our abili-
ties to deal with a great
threat," as Australian clima-
tologist Tim Flannery put it.
Just last month, 158 coun-
tries met in Vienna to finalise
the details of a global carbon
'trading market set to launch
in January, as called for by the
Kyoto Protocol. Kyoto is a
supplemental agreement to
the 1992 UN climate change
treaty that requires industri-
alised nations to cut their
greenhouse gas emissions
(read pollution) to below 1990
levels by 2012.
A big fly in the ointment on
that score is that the world's
biggest polluter (the United
States), rejected Kyoto
because the treaty didn't
require developing nations like
China (the world's second
biggest polluter) to make sim-
ilar cuts. And achieving those
emission cuts was not seen as
cost-effective by the Bush
Administration.
But the most recent scientif-
ic findings are that emissions of


greenhouse gases such as car-
bon dioxide "need to peak in
the next 10 to 15 years and
then be reduced to very low
levels, well below half of levels
in,20ZQ, by mid-century", if the
world is to avoid rising sea lev-


els, collapsing ecosystems and
more droughts, floods and
severe storms.

But this article is not
really about climate
change. It's about pollution.
And more specifically, the eco-
nomics of pollution. Some
experts argue that there is a
pent-up demand for new prod-
ucts and services to serve a
post-carbon economy'that is
beginning to trigger a powerful
market-driven response.
Perhaps the best example of
this is the so-called carbon
market. This is a way for coun-
tries to contribute to the over-
all goal of cutting greenhouse
gases by offsetting their emis-


sions via something called the
Clean Development Mecha-
nism. That's a Kyoto provision
which lets rich countries invest
in emissions cuts in less devel-
oped countries (like ours) in
order to gain reduction units
that can be applied to their
own emissions targets.
Those units can then be
traded on the international
carbon market. Outside the
European Union which set
up a mandatory market in
2005 this trading scheme is
voluntary and unregulated at
present. But many millions are
already being spent on "car-
bon credit" projects around
the world.
And when the UNs global
market comes on stream in
January, the Financial Times
predicts that "the burgeoning


regulated market for carbon
credits i.s expected to more
than double in size to about
$68.2 billion by 2010, with the


unregulated voluntary sector
rising to $4 billion in the same
period."

T he idea of emissions
trading is not that rev-
olutionary, by the way. It goes
back more than a century to
economists Alfred Marshall
and Henry George. Their
insight was that assigning prop-
erty rights to the environment
was a good way to protect it.
The theory is that unless some-
one owns the environment,
polluting it in the absence of
state regulation costs noth-
ing.
So what does all this mean
for us'?
Well, apart from the fact that
much of our low-lying coast-
line may be waterlogged
before the century is out (it's
already happening to some
Pacific islands, and scientists
predict a three-foot rise in sea
levels over the next few
decades about the same as
our current tidal range), it
means we could probably get
the Europeans and others to
finance costly renewable ener-
gy projects here that would
solve our power generation
problems, pollution woes and
skyrocketing fossil fuel bill all
at once.
Global forecasters say that
governments and the private
sector will invest $20 trillion in
the world energy sector over
the next 20 years. And a good
chunk of this about $210 bil-
lion annually, they say -
should be directed to alterna-
tive energy, carbon storage and
energy efficiency technologies
if we are to maintain green-


house gas emissions at their
current levels in 2030.

T he Bahamas could tap
into this investment
through the Clean Develop-
ment Mechanism. To qualify
under this scheme, carbon off-
setting projects need to show
that they will reduce emissions
compared to what would have
happened in business as usual.


Projects are certified by a spe-
cial UN board and must be
channelled through a "desig-
nated national authority" In
our case, that is the BEST
Commission.
When commissioning a new
generator at BEC's Blue Hills
power plant last year, former
energy and environment min-
ister Dr Marcus Bethel said he
would seek to lessen our
dependence on petroleum
(which carried an import bill
of $706 million last year alone)
by exploring the introduction
and commercialization of alter-
native sources of energy.
"I am satisfied that we are
up to the task." he said. "We
are fully energised with our
responsibility to bring about
sustainable energy supplies -
whether it be solar or wind
energy and in the long term
to reduce our dependence on
fossil fuels, in particular gaso-
line."
For evidence. Dr Bethel
pointed to a pilot project
between BEC and the Ameri-
can-operated Island School in
South Eleuthera, which sup-
plies solar and wind-generat-
ed electricity to the communi-
ty of Deep Creek. But despite
glib talk about exploring alter-
native energy options, our
politicos don't appear to have
the slightest interest in step-
ping outside the box on this
issue.

T he prime example is
BEC's pending .invest-
ment of $80 million to build a
third conventional oil-fired
power plant at Clifton, which


will add tens of millions of dol-
lars to our national fuel bill
and further pollute our envi-
ronment.
And Tough Call is aware
that at least one substantial
European investor tried to
interest the Christie adminis-
tration in a wind farm off the
south coast of New Provi-
dence recently, but was
rewarded with a series of
blank stares.
Meanwhile, there are over
770 registered projects in the
UN's Clean Development
Mechanism scheme. They
include hog farm methane
recovery programmes in the
Philippines, waste to energy
plants in India and Brazil, wind
power plants in China, Korea
and the Dominican Republic,
landfill gas extraction in
Argentina, and oil field gas
recovery in Qatar.
According to some experts, a
growing acceptance of the real-
ity of climate change combined
with rising oil prices has helped
build global interest in clean-
energy technologies. Invest-
ment in wind power, for exam-
ple, is projected to grow from
$18 billion in 2006 to $60 bil-
lion within a decade; while
solar power will expand from a
$15.6 billion industry to $70
billion by 2016.
"This level of growth is more
akin to the PC, wireless, and
Web industries during their
heyday than the usually staid
and slow-moving energy sec-
tor," according to Clean Edge
Inc., a US-based market
research firm that focuses on
the renewable energy sector.

B ut more to the point,
why are we spending
millions of taxpayer dollars in
oil-fired power plants around
the country when there are pri-
vate interests out,.ther.e.who-
are willing to invest .in..arious
energy generation 'pro-
jects? And when we 'ave 't'
made the slightest effort to
promote energy efficiency and
conservation through (for
example) the use of compact
fluorescent bulbs and solar
water heaters?
The up-front cost of renew-
able projects may still be high,
but we don't necessarily have
to come up with the cash just
the willingness. And encour-
aging individuals and compa-
nies to install their own micro-
generators (such as rooftop
solar panels) could have a huge
impact and spread the invest-
ment load.

What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribune-
media.net. Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com


MR. MUCAN DAWKINS/MANAGING DIRECTOR


We could probably get the
Europeans and others to
finance costly renewable
energy projects here that
would solve our power
generation problems, pollution
woes and skyrocketing fossil
fuel bill all at once.


Some experts argue that there
is a pent-up demand for new
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o In brief

Two vessels
detained
over crawfish
discovery
TWO Bahamian registered
fishing vessels were detained by
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force in the northern Bahamas
in connection with the discovery
of a quantity of undersized
crawfish.
According to the Defence
Force, during routine patrol by
crew members of HMBS P-121
on Monday afternoon, a 94-foot
fishing vessel was detained after
the discovery about 80 pounds
of undersized crawfish.
Six fishermen were taken into
custody and are helping police
with their investigations in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
In a separate incident in'the
same area, two Bahamian men
in a small fishing boat were
detained after around 120
undersized crawfish were dis-
covered. They are also helping
police in Abaco.
The Defence Force has
detained a number of persons in
connection with fishing viola-
tion allegations since the open-
ing of the crawfish season.
The force has warned the
public and especially fishermen
to adhere to fisheries law of the
Bahamas.

BNT to show
plan for
Lucayan
National Park

THE Bahamas National
Trust will host a series of meet-
ings in Grand Bahama to pre-
sent the draft conceptual plan
for Lucayan National Park.
On Wednesday, September
12 at 3pm at the Rand Nature
Centre, there will be a meeting
with local administrators, Min-
istry of Tourism officials, Port
Authority officials and the
regional branch of the BNT.
At 6pm on the same day at
the Rand Nature Centre, there
will be another meeting with
tour operators and Ministry of
Tourism Officials.
On Thursday, September 13
at 6pm at the High Rock Pri-
mary School there will be a
meeting with local officials and
the community.
Eric Carey, executive director
of the Trust and Tamica Rah-
ming, parks and science officer
will chair the meeting.
Also in attendance will be
Marvin Cook of Wilderness
Graphics.

Minors are
held after
young man is
stabbed
WHILE walking through the
Pride Estates Subdivision
around 4pm on Monday, a 24-
year-old man was attacked by a
group of young men and
stabbed in the abdomen.
Police say the victim was tak-
en to hospital where his last
known condition is listed as seri-
ous.
Police say they are question-
ing three minors in connection
with this incident.

Meeting on
MS to be held
at Doctors
Hospital
A MEETING will be held for
all multiple sclerosis patients
on September 17 at 6pm in the
conference room of Doctor's
Hospital.
The topic of discussion will
be: "What's new in MS?"
Interested persons will have a
chance to meet the new presi-
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Bahamas David Beneby Jr, and
vice president Monique Treco.


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UN mission in Haiti must succeed



this time, says secretary general


OPINION
OPINION


Head of the UN
Ban Ki-moon finds
reasons for optimism in
the Caribbean island
long associated with
political violence and
extreme poverty.


T here may be worse
slums in Haiti, but
none so infamous for its vio-
lence and grinding poverty as
Cite Soleil in the heart of the
nation's capital, Port au
Prince. Drinking water is
scarce, public sanitation non-
existent. Most of its 300,000
residents have no electricity,
even fewer have jobs.
The neighbourhood's may-
or was blunt when I met him
during my visit to Haiti last
week. "Here," he said, "we
need everything."
Government is putting
down roots in a community
it long ago abandoned.
Across the street, I toured a
newly-refurbished school.
Youngsters greeted me. excit-
ed by the prospect of resum-
ing their education.
People struggle merely to
survive in Cite Solcil. The
irony of its name. Sun City. is


cruel. Yet I was glad to see
this lively bustle, these signs
of normal life. Six months
ago, there would have been
none of this.
Gangs ruled, terrorising
ordinary people, extorting
money and destroying lives.
Kidnappings were routine, at
nearly 100 a month.
Last December, the new-
ly-elected president Rcnc
Preval asked the UN Stabili-
sation Mission in Haiti to do
something. It did, with a deci-
siveness and efficiency that
serves as a model of robust
international peacekeeping.
In an operation lasting six
weeks, amid fierce firefights,
UN forces took control.
Roughly 800 gang members
were arrested and their lead-
ers jailed.

The practical results
are plain to see. In
June, only six kidnapping
were reported. Security has
returned not only to the
streets of Cite Soleil, but to
the rest of the capital and oth-
er Haitian cities as well.
I saw other signs of
progress. For the first time in
a long while. Haiti today has
a stable, democratically elect-


A UN peacekeeper stands guard in a Port-au-Prince slum in July last


ed government, widely accepted
across all strala of society and
by all political parties. The
economy is no longer in free-
fall. Inflation has dropped to 8
per cent, from 40 per cent three
years ago.
The IMF projects growth ofl
3.5 per cent this year. Thanks
to new laws, tax reveCnues lose
by a third last year. .lust as
Preval took on Haiti's gangs, lhe
has also declared war onl cor-
ruption, endemic to every
sphere of life. This shows real
political courage.
I am convinced that Haiti is at
a turning point. At long last it
has a golden chance to begin to
rebuild itself. With the help of
the international community -
and the UN in particular it
can.
Haiti has seen five multina-
tional inlten mentions over the
past decade. In each case. we


left too soon, before real change
could take hold. Or our efforts
were too restricted, merely try-
ing to maintain security or
supervise an election.

TIhis time will be differ-
ent. That is why in
October 1 will ask the security
council to renew the UN's man-
date in Haiti for a term beyond
the customary interval of six
months.
In clear language, I assured
the Haitian government and
the people that we intend to
stay until our mission is accom-
plished. consistent with their
wishes.
Haiti is nearing the end of the
first phase of its nascent recov-
ery. that of ensuring peace and
security.
The second phase must focus
on social and economic devel-


opment. More than ever, Haiti
needs our energetic help in
building functioning civil insti-
tutions, beginning with the cre-
ation of an effective and honest
national police force, backed by
a reformed justice system.
I was immensely encouraged
that, in response to my visit, the
Haitian senate last week
approved ambitious new legis-
lation aimed at reconstituting
an effective and independent
judiciary and creating a legal
climate more conducive to eco-
nomic development and foreign
investment. Without such
changes, the trends of global
commerce, finance and tourism
will continue to pass Haiti by.

I called on all sectors of
Haitian society the gov-
ernment, business and ordinary
people to commit to working
together for social change.
Without their mutual co-opera-
tion, Haiti cannot advance.
Above all, the ordinary peo-
ple of Haiti must see tangible
evidence of progress so they can
look forward to a better future.
We must assist the government
in delivering what many call a
"peace dividend". It's nothing
grand, as our Brazilian force
commander Carlos Alberto Dos
Santos Cruz explained to me.
Yes, the people of Cite Soleil,
like all Haitians, welcome the
new peace on their streets. But
more, he said, they need "the
basics". Water, food, jobs.
Of course, this is ultimately
Haiti's responsibility. But it is
ours to help achieve it.


US aims to improve aircraft security


THE US Department of
Homeland Security yesterday
announced efforts to further
improve aircraft security in
the United States.
This programme will likely
affect jet-setters who travel
between the US and
Bahamas in their private air-
craft.
The Department of Home-
land Security (DHS) is pub-
lishing a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (NPRM) which
will require more detailed
information about arriving
and departing private aircraft
and persons onboard..
According to a DHS state-
ment, this information will be
required within a time-frame
necessary to assess the risks
that certain flights may pose
to national security.
DHS is working through
US Customs and Border Pro-
tection (CBP) to identify and
vet passengers and crew on
inbound and outbound inter-
national private aircraft, gen-
erally defined as non-com-
mercial flights.


"This rule is designed to
further protect the nation by
improving our ability to iden-
tify threats on flights to and
from the United States." said
Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff. "We have a
similar rule in place that
allows us to assess the risk of
commercial aircraft passen-
gers on these flights and we
are now taking steps to
expand that capability to
include passengers on inter-
national flights by private air-
craft."
The NPRM, Advanced
Information on Private Air-
craft Arriving and Departing
the United States, expands
existing regulations and will
require pilots of private air-
craft to provide electronic
manifest data for all passen-
gers to the American govern-
ment one hour prior to depar-
ture to and from the US.
This information will be
filed via CBP's eAPIS system
or an approved alternate sys-
tem.
The NPRM would require


operators of private aircraft to
provide the following data:
advance notice of arrival, com-
plete passenger and crew man-
ifest data and aircraft informa-
tion to foster aircraft identifi-
cation, tracking and communi-
cation.
DHS is considering a phased


approach to implement the pro-
posed security measures.
Under Phase I, DHS will
publish the NPRM to elicit pub-
lic comments prior to issuance
of a final rule and implementa-
tion of the new requirements.
Under Phase II. and in close
co-operation with the private


aircraft owners and operators
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II


BRAHAM BUTLER addresses the media surrounded by his family. From left: Pastor Paul Butler,
there: Pastor Ivan Builer Sr, uncle; Abraham Butler; and Pastor David Butler, brother.


FROM page one

VSC' until he was dismissed, adding that in his
pinion Mr Buitle was "double-dipping and should
ot have received both benefits."
Mr Butler challenged Mr Neymnour to produce
is pay slips and the memo where he requested the
id of the car allowance, which demonstrates he
Ld not double-dip.
This chain of events laid out by Mr Butler rais-
s questions surrounding the credibility of some of
\Mr Nevmnour's claims surrounding this controver-
al firing.
"Until now, I Abraham Butler have never ever
cen accused of dishonesty, or stealing by reason
f employment, or otherwise," the former GM
..id.
Mr Butler was fired on August 23rd, when,
..cording to his account, he was summoned from
BEC meeting to the office of the Chairman of the
.,SC, Michael Barnett.
According to his account, Mr Butler said he
v. as told of his dismissal for what was described to
.iim as a "political reason", along with his inabili-
tv to work with two executives.
Mr Butler further alleges that he was offered six
months pay, which he was told to consider, and dis-
uss with hIis wife.
Mr Barnett has denied Mr Butler's claim that he
was fired for a "political reason" when asked by
The Tribune earlier this month, remarking that
both the FNM and PLP took the view that Mr
,utler was "not the best for the corporation."
Mr Butler said he received his formal letter of
-imination on August 24th. However, the letter
eportedly does not provide a reason for the dis-
;issal. and to date, the former GM has not
ecei\ed a separation package from government.
Another significant matter of controversy
between Messrs Butler and Neymour appears to
I : the intervention by the minister in the promo-
.on of two female employees.


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Abraham Butler
"The minister of state appeared unannounced
at my office and requested the promotion of two
female employees. At that time I requested that
letters he sent for a formal review of their matters,"
Mr Butler said.
Mr Butler further claims to have received a
call from a senior official at the ministry on behalf
of the minister, requesting his personal interven-
tion with the minister's request for the promotion
of the women.
The official was advised, Mr Butler continued,
that the matter was in the hands of the compen-
sation committee. And ultimately, both matters
were rejected, with the results being forwarded
to Mr Neymour.
Mr Neymour has strongly denied this chain of
events. In his press release last week, Mr Ney-
mour claims that the women came to him alleging
victimisation. He said he merely forwarded their
complaint to Mr Butler for review, and to deter-
mine how the matter could be resolved.
Mr Butler in his remarks yesterday also refuted
the claim by Mr Neymour that he was terminated
three times from executive positions at a govern-
ment corporation.
"I was victimised twice." he said, referring to
this firing and another dismissal in 1992 soon after
the FNM came to power when Mr Butler was
deputy general manager of Batelco.
Mr Butler does not regard his transfer to the
public service by the former PLP government a fir-
ing. This reportedly occurred due to a dispute
between Mr Butler and a former general manager
of the WSC.
Mr Butler has written the prime minister, and is
publicly asking him for reinstatement. When asked
if he will sue the government, he said he preferred
for now to allow the prime minister time to con-
sider the situation, as he believes Mr Ingraham
will do "what is just."


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FROM page one

lack of security on the school
campus.
Danielle Carey, mother of the
victim who is still in serious con-
dition at the Princess Margaret
Hospital told ZNS yesterday
that
she fears for the safety of her
son's life if he returns to AF
Adderley. She said that her.son,
who may require surgery follow-
ing his attack, is also afraid to
return to school.
Ms Carey explained that her
son recently graduated from the
SURE initiative a programme
for troubled youth but that he is
completely reformed.
According to police reports,
the junior high school student was
stabbed by an outsider during his
lunch break at around 1pm on
Tuesday.


Witnesses said that the out-
sider also in his teens -jumped
over the school's fence and
attacked the student.
It was claimed that the motive
behind the attack involved a dis-
pute over a female student.
This latest incident in school
violence has parents and the
Bahamas Union of Teachers call-
ing for police officers to be reas-
signed to all government school
campuses immediately.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Assistant Commis-
sioner Ellison Greenslade said
that police will not tolerate any
violence or adverse behaviour in
schools and will crack down on
any such incidents should they
occur on or off campus.
Mr Greenslade emphasised
that police will be swift and
relentless in apprehending crimi-
nals and bringing them before the
courts.


Senator Kay Smith

FROM page one
on March 1, 2000 under the provisions of the Public Utilities Com-
mission Act of 1993.
It was created for the economic regulation of electricity, telecom-
munications, and water and sewerage services. However the PUC
only regulates telecommunications, including management of the
radio frequency spectrum, at this time, according to information of its
website, and "will commence regulating the other sectors on dates to
be determined by the Government."
In the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may be
a more robust example of what will be created in the Bahamas in the
near future.
The FCC is an independent government agency, directly responsi-
ble to Congress, empowered to regulate interstate and international
communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
In the Bahamas, loose conventions surrounding what is decent,
along with general slander, defamation and libel laws, currently govern
the content side of media; while the business side of the industry lacks
modern legislation to govern ownership, convergence and pricing.
Regarding the BCB, the government has previously announced
that it desires to turn ZNS into a public broadcaster similar to PBS in
the US.
A source informed The Tribune that the government is considering
the sale of two of ZNS's radio stations 1540am and 1240am as a part
of the planned transformation.
When asked specifically about this, Senator Smith said: "I can't con-
firm at this point that that's going to happen with the two radio sta-
tions."
However, she did affirm the government's previous proclamations
about the total reorganization of the BCB to make it more efficient.
Senator Smith also acknowledged in the interview that the previous
PLP government did "quite a bit of work" to craft new legislation for
regulation of the media and communications industries in the country.
Regional legal consultants were hired by the last government, she
said, who looked at models for the new legislation, along with input
being made by an inter-agency governmental team.
"What we have to do right now is to continue to look in that same
direction." Senator Smith said.
The senator did not go into specifics as to when new legislation will
be brought to parliament. bnit,'hdianiitedthfiaftiicomleihg the w'6fk'oit
the legislation is of "importance" to the government.


FROM page one

Morley Realty was broken into
on Saturday and robbers took an
almost empty safe.
"We try not to keep much
money on the premises," the
Morley realtor said.
He added that he has also
heard reports where building con-
tractors and hardware businesses
had the same thing happen.
"They had very little else tak-
en, the people just went off with
the safe," he said.
Realtor Stephen Sweeting yes-
terday confirmed that Brown
Morley and Smith Real Estate
also had its safe stolen two weeks
ago.
"They (the robbers) came in
through one of our back windows
on the first floor, they ripped out
the bars and broke in through the
window and took the safe right
out of the door," he said.
Another office employee at
Brown Morley and Smith Real
Estate explained that the safe had


Realty agencies
just been installed.
"It was a new safe which was
bolted to the cement floor, it was
4.000 lbs to move. to free-lift it
would have been 1.400 lbs," she
said.
The realty employee said that
the perpetrators used an electrical
saw to remove the safe's combi-
nation dial and then attempted
to saw off one of the hinges.
When that failed, they took the
entire safe with them.
"We didn't have a lot of cash in
it at all, but we had a bunch of
documents in it which are really
important to us but wouldn't
mean a thing to anyone else," she
said.
Employees at ERA Dupuch
Real Estate yesterday also con-
firmed that they had a break-in
two weeks ago.
Robbers reportedly entered the
real estate office at around
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"severe" degree of force was
needed to cause the con-
tused split on the victim's
forehead.
Due to the "law of
exchange" in physics he
would expect a degree of
swelling or bruising on the
heads of both individuals as
a result of a head butt. It
was revealed in earlier tes-
timonies that Hutchinson
did not appear to have any
injuries on October 25, 2005.
The trial continues tomor-
row in Supreme Court 2 and
is presided over by Justice
Jon Isaacs.


Jackie Moxey

FROM page one

revealed Jackie died
because of "extensive"
haemorrhaging from the
brain which adversely affect-
ed the rest of her internal
organs.
The final witness called to
the stand by the prosecu-
tion, Dr Raju told the court
he performed an autopsy as
well as internal and exter-
nal exams on the deceased
on October 27, 2005, the day
after she died. The prosecu-
tion alleges that on October
25, Jackie received fatal
injuries at the hands of
Hutchinson, who was her
boyfriend at the time.
The internal examination
showed a contusion in both
temple areas, and upon
removal of the deceased's
scalp Dr Raju found evi-
dence of haemorrhaging all
over the brain and a hair-
line fracture in the mid-cra-
nial area, he testified. This
haemorrhaging had a dev-
astating effect on the other
organs of the body, causing
a "consolidation" of the
lungs which deprived the
victim's brain of oxygen,
resulting in her death he
said.
Dr Raju also listed the
external wounds evident on
the deceased, citing an abra-
sion on the back of the vic-
tim's left hand, a contused
abrasion with split skin on
the forehead of the
deceased, a profuse contu-
sion on the left side of the
face, an abrasion on the out-
er cheekbone, a profuse
contusion on the right side
of the face, and two abra-
sions in the back of the vic-
tim's left lower forearm.
He also testified that the
left eye of the deceased
appeared "swollen" with
slight discoloration of the
skin. He described the
deceased as moderately
built, well nourished, five
feet four inches tall and
approximately 170 pounds.
During this point in Dr
Raju's testimony, two
female relatives of the
deceased left the courtroom
and could be heard crying
outside the courtroom
doors. They did not return
to the trial proceedings yes-
terday. , :,
Dr Raju also testified that
a portion of the victim's face
appeared "sunken in", con-
sistent with an injury caused
by a blunt object.
When asked by prosecu-
tor Cheryl Grant-Bethel
what was a possible reason
for the abrasions on the
back of the deceased's fore-
arm, Dr Raju answered that
it was consistent with the
force from a narrow blunt
object, approximately "five
to six inches long". He tes-
tified that the hand or fist
could be classified as a
"blunt object."
Ms Bethel asked the wit-
ness if a hand or fist could
have caused the other exter-
nal injuries present on the
deceased and Dr Raju said:
"It could, if severe force is
used." He said the assailant
would have been approxi-
mately one or two feet away
from the deceased to cause
the extent of her injuries.
According to Dr Raju,
there were no injuries to the
victim's knees or back.
When questioned by the
prosecution he added that
Ms Moxey's injuries were
consistent of a fall, and
would not have occurred if
she was simply "rested" on a
rocky surface.
During the cross-exami-
nation by the defence, Dr
Raju told the court that a
head could be described as a
"blunt object." Dr Raju told
Mr Ducille that the injury
to Jackie's forehead could
possibly have been the
result of a "headbutt". Mr
Ducille asked the doctor if
the swelling to the victim's
left eye could have been the
result of a punch, and the
witness answered in the
affirmative.
During the re-direct by
the prosecution, Dr Raju
told the court that a






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(STREET, CITY, ISLAND)

Date of Birth Country of Birth Age
DD/ MM/YY
P. 0. Box Sex Nationality
Telephone (W) _(H) (C)
Employer Profession
Employer's Address
Email:

B. GENERAL & BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Have you resided in the Bahamas for more than five years? (if NO please state previous residence)
Have you ever judged a Junkanoo Parade? (If YES please give years) of parade)
a. Do you currently participate/rush with any Junkanoo group? If yes, name Group
b. Have you participated/rushed with any Junkanoo Group before If yes, name group
c. Are you an avid supporter of any Junkanoo Group? If yes, name group
d. Do you have any relatives and/or close friends who participate with any Junkanoo Group?
If yes name persons and groups)
e. Do you presently have any personal affiliation wi th ANY Junkanoo Group? (If YES please name the Group
f. Do you have any religious reason that may prevent you from judging a parade? (If YES please explain)
g. Do you work on Boxing Day and/or New Years? (If YES please state which)
h. Why do you wish to be a judge?


Have you ever participated in any Junkanoo parade(s) before? (If YES please give the year and name of the group)
Explain how "integrity" relates to a judge and the parade

C. Given the above, are you confident that you are able to Judge a parade fairly and in an unbiased manner, based solely on your training and the presentation and performance of the groups during
the parades? Yes or No
Do you see Judging of Junkanoo Parades as a National contribution and civic duty? Yes or No
Do you know of any reason that would disqualify you for being allowed to Judge any parade? Yes or No

D. MEDICAL INFORMATION
Please note this section is for insurance and medical emergency purpose ONLY
Do you have any medical conditions) that might prevent you from judging? (EG: asthma, heart condition, diabetes, hypertension, optical, hearing, etc.) If YES please explain and list any medication
that you take for that condition.____ ________________________-------


Are you allergic to any specific medicine? (If yes please list) _______________________________
/understand that I may be liable to take a medical examination to determine my abilities in areas related to my ability to judge the parade and agree to the same.
Emergency Contact (LIST 2 PERSONS TO CONTACT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY)
1. Name ____________________________ Relationship
Telephone (W) ______ (H) _____(C)
2. Name _______________ Relationship
Telephone (W) (H) ________(C)


Declaration
I, declare that the information I have provided in this application is true and correct. I further agree that I am of sound mind and body and pledge to be sober during the parade and to abide by all of
the rules, regulations and assignments set forth by JCNP or its assigns. I further understand and accept the full responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the information that I have herein
provided, and accept full and complete responsibility for the same. If any of the information is found to be false and or misleading, either prior during or after a parade that I have Judged, I
render my self incapable of judging again in the future, and agree to stand liable for any such act, and that any and all scores tendered by me will be discarded.



APPLICANT SIGANTURE DATE
PASTE
PHOTO HERE

Completed applications should be submitted to the
Ministry of Culture, Morro Castle, Attention Mrs. Joan Henderson on
or before Friday. September 28. 2007








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judging panel was comprised of
Dr Keva Bethel, Joan Albury,
Laura Pratt-Charlton, Marissa
Mason-Smith, Larry Gibson
and Van Gaitor.
They had the task of selecting
the seventh inductee in the asso-
ciation's elite Hall of Fame and
they deliberated for over an
hour before they selected Mr
Sealy.
The panel applauded the
qualifications of all of the
nominees, noting that it was
Mr Sealy's involvement at
COB during his studies that
set him apart from the others
and made him the ideal recip-
ient.
His involvement in civic
organizations, such as the
Rotary Club of Southeast Nas-
sau, also helped to outpace the
other nominees on a highly
competitive slate.
The group and the associa-
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which they said made their
task challenging but reward-
ing.
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to be offered membership in
COB Alumni Association's
Hall of Fame, which the associ-
ation views as its highest lon-
our.
"It is a designation extended


to individuals whose lives bear
the hallmarks of the College's
motto: Knowledge, Truth,
Integrity. To be considered for
this prestigious honour, alum-
ni must have distinguished
themselves as students acade-
mically and socially while at
COB; be among the best in
their chosen profession; be a
leader and relentless worker
whose success benefits co-work-
ers, those they supervise or
employ and the community in
general; excel in civic outreach
and make a contribution to soci-
ety that is easily visible within


their field and the wider scope
of Bahamian life; and exhibit
strength of character that trans-
lates into community strength-
ening," said the association in a
statement.
Mr Sealy will be officially
inducted into the Hall of Fame
on Friday November 23 during
a lunch at the British Colonial
Hilton.
All funds raised have been
earmarked for the association's
endowment fund, which is
designed to assist the College
of the Bahamas with its devel-
opment plans.


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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham (centre) poses with College of the Bahamas (COB) president Janyne
Hodder and chairman of the COB Council Baswell Donaldson, during a courtesy call at the Office of the
Prime Minister on September 10.


Jamaican group donates

to Dialysis Machine Fund


ROCHENY
NOEL, 4(0


of Fig Tree, off Bernard Road
will e held on Thursday 13th
S" Seplcnbemher, 2007, 11:00 a.m.
aU New Iay Apostolic
S- ( lChurclh, Andros Avenue.
S' Oficiating will be Pastor
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ltcnii ntiitl fol'ows- in I O I-l ill Cemetery, Fox
lill

I ,l is survived by his wife, ClaiRemise Pierre;
six (6) children, Roeel, Rochelet, Rludolph, Litehy,
i)uidlkai, Rose and Herry Noel; brothers and
sistersr. (Oilieui Noel Waller, RaHoul, Miclelinei
HNo',!, Kcrly Noel, Car(ole and Ms. Jackson Lubin;
!,' d ; f p ,ep!hcvs,. 'lerancia Noel, Juldana,
! u.ikel!solm, VVender, .asnet, Roidnel. John Wesly,
fl'., ) Ciihkat, fa'ie, ic, n Wilma, I.ovena, Valeson,
St;'.d(liii Vcwli ui', .I dlani Sherranka and Shernika;
a1d wa h riit of other friends and relatives
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Margaret Hospital; Joy Tilbayne, executive member, the Hummingbirds
Association; Patrick Hanlan; honorary consul of Jamaica.


THE Hummingbirds, an
association of .Jainlaicans living
in the hBahamas, made a dona-
tion towards the Dialysis
Machine Fund.
Jov Tilbayne, a member of
the association said" "1 am very
happy to make this donation on
behalf of our members.


"We believe in making
va luable con t ributions
towards the life'of this com-
munity. When the need arose
to help those at the Princess
Margaret Hospital, we solicit-
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bers who were happy to
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Nurses offer a unique brand of service


* By BAHAMAS
INFORMATION
SERVICES

NURSES have the unique
opportunity to offer a level of
service unmatched by physi-
cians and other health care
providers due to their greater
interaction with patients, Min-
ister of Health and Social
Development Hubert Minnis
said.
"They have the awesome
opportunity to touch
patients in ways that other
health care providers are
often not able to," Dr Minnis
said.
He said the many contribu-
tions and achievements of
nurses have, until recently,
gone unheralded.
Dr Minnis commended the
management of the Princess
Margaret Hospital (PMH) for
holding a ceremony honour-
ing the National Nurse of the
Year 2006 2008, Lisa Stovel
Rolle, and PMH Trained Clin-
ical Nurse (TCN) of the Year
2006 2008, Lydia Winters.
The ceremony was held in the
pharmacy waiting area of
PMH.
Dr Minnis also lauded the
committee for creating the
National Nurse of the Year
Awards, and for ensuring that
they are open to all nurses in


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HONOUREES LYDIA Winters and Lisa Stovel Rolle at a ceremony held in their honour at the Princess


Margaret Hospital on Friday, Septem

the private and public sectors.
"I commend the executive
management committee of the
PMH for taking this bold ini-
tiative, which I hope will con-
tinue to serve as an inspira-


tion for and motivation of
staff, who endeavour to raise
the level of patient comfort
and trust, by conducting
research and other efforts to
improve the level of service


offered to the patient," he
said.
"It is our hope that initia-
tives such as these would serve
to mitigate the disturbing
shortage of nurses, which has


NATIONAL REGISTERED Nurse of the Year 2006-2008 Lisa Stovel
Rolle, receives a gift from Coralie Adderley, administrator of the
Princess Margaret Hospital. A


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NATIONAL TRAINED Clinical Nurse of the Year 2006-2008 Lydia Win-
ters, receives a gift from Julieth Minnis, deputy principal nursing officer
at PMH.


RBC is pleased to announce the opening of our new branch on Carmichael
Road. This new temporary location will house both RBC Royal Bank of
Canada and RBC FINCO under one roof, pending the construction of
RBC's new flagship location one block west of the temporary location on
Carmichael Road.

Royal Bank will offer a full range of banking products and services, while
RBC FINCO will offer a full suite of mortgage products and services.


Services include:

Business and Consumer Loans

Personal and Business Deposit Account Services

Single and Multi-family Residential Mortgages

24-Hour ATM

Foreign Exchange Services

Night Deposits

Card Services

Royal Online" Internet Banking

and more!

Come see us at the corner of Carmichael Road and Turtle Drive. We look
forward to welcoming you to our new location soon!


become a global concern, and
will serve to improve both the
training and retention of
nurses in our country," he
added.
Dr Minnis said the two win-
ners have "displayed a level
of care which transcends the
ordinary for which nurses, and
indeed all healthcare
providers, should strive to pro-
vide."
He added: "Your work has
not gone unnoticed and this
recognition today is indicative
of how much you are appreci-
ated."
Herbert Brown, managing
director of the Public Hospi-
tals Authority (PHA), said
that by recognizing the great
contributions made by the
nurses in such a public setting,
the importance of nursing to
the healthcare system in the
Bahamas is being under-
scored.
"To your supervisors, you
are the direct representatives,
dealing with routine day to
day activities of the nursing
units at the same time you are
expected to deliver quality
healthcare to all those in
need.
"To your patients, you are
their rock in a weary land,
their interpreter of foreign
sounding medical terms and
their confidante and comforter
every moment of every work-
ing day.
"To your family, you are
their home-bred Florence
Nightingale always on call,
24 hours a day, seven days a
week," Mr Brown said.
He said that while patients
and their families rarely envi-
sion any burden or intrusion
attached to their demands


upon the nurses, the PHA
knows the heavy burden nurs-
es bear.
Mrs Rolle, who works in the
Continuing Nursing Educa-
tion Department at PMH, has
been very busy since being,:
named the National Nurse of
the Year.
Mrs Rolle said she is a part .
of a team of persons from
PHA and other organisations-
who are working towards the
goal of effecting posit\e e
change within the nursing pro--
fession.
They had a number of
objectives they wanted 10
complete.
The team wanted to imple-
ment programmes and initia-
tives aimed at promoting
excellence in the nursing prac-
tice, quality healthcare, edu-
cational advancement for
nurses and proficiency among
nurses, Mrs Rolle said.
She said they wanted to cre-
ate programmes to unify and
strengthen the nursing pro-
fession as well as develop and
implement recruitment and
retention strategies.
In the wider community, she
said, the team worked to bring
healthy lifestyle seminars to
the public.
Mrs Rolle said many of
their objectives have been
achieved.
"You can be assured there
are many more things to come
as it is never done when you
are trying to promote some-
thing positive.
"We will continue to pur-
sue excellence in nursing and
provide quality care for all
patients, as we promote
the nursing profession," she
said.


RBC Carmichael Road


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,2007


SECTION.. -


business@tribunemedia.net


'Great concern'






$250m resort p


over


project


* Contractors Association to use episode to lobby PM over developer performance bonds

Chub Cay development said to owe 'substantial sums' to Bahamian

contractors running into 'hundreds of thousands'

MP to seek meeting with investors over project 'downsizing'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A former Cabi-
net minister
yesterday said
he was "very
concerned"
about what had happened to
a purported $250 million
investment project in his con-
stituency, amid reports its
workforce had been "down-
sized" from over 400 people


to around 100, with several
Bahamian contractors alleged-
ly owed "substantial sums of
money".
Vincent Peet, former minis-
ter of financial services and
investments, said he was
attempting to get a meeting
with the investor consortium
behind the Chub Cay Club
project in the Berry Islands,
given the slowdown in con-
struction work and develop-
ment at the project, which The


Tribune understands is now at
a 'crawl'.
This newspaper was yester-
day informed that the Bahami-
an Contractors Association
(BCA), which represents most
major construction firms in the
Bahamas, is currently drafting
a letter to Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham about the sit-
uation on Chub Cay, saying it
is a prime example why for-
eign developers coming into
this nation should be required


to post performance bonds
before starting work.
The Tribune was told that
Bahamian contractors were
owed several "hundreds of
thousands of dollars" by the
Chub Cay developers, with
some not having been paid for
around three to four months.
Among Bahamian contrac-
tors said to be owed varying
sums of money are several
leading industry names, includ-
ing Osprey Developers, CGT


Construction and Flameless
Electrical. Numerous sub-con-
tractors are also said to be
owed money, although no con-
tractor would yesterday speak
'on the record' to The Tribune.
But one source said:
"There's been absolutely no
movement on this project at
all. I think there's been some
construction, but not enough
to make any significant
progress.
"They're [the developers]


not communicating with any
of the contractors at all, and I
understand that some of the
owners who purchased villas
there are also worried. They've
no idea what's going on.
"It's quite a precarious situ-
ation for construction right
now, with the slowing econo-
my. It's the nature of our busi-
ness, and a risky business at

SEE page 6


St George estate


'very concerned'


over 'PM meeting'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE late
Edward St
George 's
estate was
yesterday said
to be "very
concerned"
about reports
that Rick
Hayward and
the bank
backing his
attempt to acquire his father's
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) stake were meeting
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham tomorrow, their attorney
warning they would be "vigi-
lant in protecting their rights".
Fred Smith, a Freeport-
based partner in Callender's
& Co, said the St George
estate's concerns were acute,
given that the Supreme Court
has extended the injunction
preventing Sir Jack Hayward,
and any corporate entity he
controls or has an interest in,
from selling shares in the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
until at least September 27,
2007, when there will be a new
hearing.
"I understand that the Prime
Minister has arranged a meet-
ing with Rick Hayward and the
Fleming Group [the UK bank
understood to be financing the
potential purchase] on Thurs-
day at the Cabinet Office," Mr
Smith said.
"We are very concerned that
the Government should be
entertaining Rick Hayward
regarding any attempt to buy
Sir Jack's shares, firstly,
because we believe that Mr
Babak is closely involved."
Hannes Babak is the former
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairman who was ousted last
November as part of the own-
ership dispute between Mr St
George's estate and Sir Jack.
He is effectively persona non
grata with the estate, which will
not contemplate him return-
ing to an executive/managerial
role in any shape or form.
Mr Smith yesterday warned
the Prime Minister, Mr Hay-
ward and the Fleming Group
to be careful about what they
discussed in relation to the
GBPA and Sir Jack's stake, as
the "wide-ranging" injunction
was still in place and any "con-
tinuing efforts" to acquire


those shares could be held in
contempt of court.
"The Haywards and Mr
Babak will not be permitted
to profit from this," Mr Smith
said. "The estate is going to be
vigilant about its rights, but we
also wish the public particu-
larly the Freeport public to
know we are ready, willing and
able to negotiate a settlement
to bring all these fractious
affairs to a resolution.
"The estate did not start this;
it is merely defending what is
its own. The St George estate
remains committed to a new
era in Freeport involving
diversification of ownership,
splitting off the regulatory
authority, and licensee partici-
pation."
. Meanwhile, The Tribune
understands that Seashells
Investments, a company the
estate alleges is owned and
controlled by Sir Jack, but
which the other side claims is
directed by a trustee, has been
given permission by the
Supreme Court to apply to
strike out the St George case,
with a hearing set for Septem-
ber 26, 2007. The hearing on
the share disposal injunction
will take place the following
day.
When contacted by The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr Smith said
he expected Sir Jack's camp to
file their own evidence, dis-
puting affidavits filed by the
St George estate, some time
between now and when the
cases come up for hearing
again before Justice Anita
Allen. He also revealed that-
Sir Jack's Cayman-based attor-
neys had initiated an action in
that nation against Lady Hen-
rietta St George and Chris Caf-
ferata, two of the estate's
trustees, and former GBPA
financial controller Don de la
Rue, seeking a declaration that
the one share in Fiduciary
Management Services (FMS)
that Mr de la Rue transferred
to him last October was prop-
erly done.
Mr Smith said the St George
estate's Cayman-based attor-
neys, Walkers, would move to
strike out the action on the
grounds that it had been dealt
with by Supreme Court Justice
Anita Allen in her ruling that
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd ownership was split 50/50
between Sir Jack and the
estate.


Robin Hood profit up 28 per cent


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ROBIN Hood saw year-on-year profits
increase by 28 per cent for the financial
year ended August 31, 2007. The Tribune
was told yesterday, with sales up 31 per
cent as the well-known Bahamian retailer
moves to complete its major expansion
by November in time for the peak Christ-
mas shopping season.
Sandy Schaefer, Robin Hood's presi-
dent, said the company was still "looking
at a November opening" for its new build-
ing at the Summerwinds Plaza, located off
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, an
expansion that will increase its retail sell-
ing space from the initial 16,000 square
feet to just under 90,000 square feet.
"We have to be open for Christmas,"
Mr Schaefer said. "We may not have every


Retailers sales up 31i per cent year-on-year, with expansion/
set for November completion in time for Christmas season


department open, but we'll certainly make
a good showing. We've probably got
another three weeks of work to get the
building completely done, and then have
to put in things like refrigeration and
electrics.
"The offices will be done in six weeks,
and they're putting in the vault for the
Fidelity Bank branch next week, as well as
pouring and putting in the floor."
The outer structure of Robin Hood's
new building., which will give the store
104,(X0 square feet of space some 90.000
of that retail selling space indoors has
already largely been put up.
Mr Schaefer said the retailer was "mak-


ing great headway". judging from the sub-
stantial profits and revenue increases in
only the second financial year since he
and his partners re-acquired control of
the company from BISX-listed Freeport
Concrete.
"We just seem to have created some
critical mass," Mr Schaefer said. "People
are liking it. They're coming in droves. It
was a great year, and then this is going to
be tremendous: It's an exciting time."
Mr Schaefer said Robin Hood had
added an extra 7,000'square feet of retail


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Official Mega Malt





distributor named


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
Frank Rutherford and
Thompson Trading
Ltd yesterday
announced that the
latter will be the official dis-
tributor of the Mega Malt
drinks in the Bahamas.
Mega Malt was formulated
by Mr Rutherford, a three-
time Olympian and 1992
Olympic bronze medallist. He
and his team at E.S. Marketing
Beverage Brokers, Inc.,
worked closely with one of the
oldest breweries in Holland to
create the beverage, which is
currently produced and bot-
tled in Germany.
"I started this company back


in 1993 because one of my
major endorsements as an ath-
lete was Vita Malt and, conse-
quently. I separated and start-
ed my own brand Mega Malt
and Malt Olympic.
"Mega Malt came out of a
dream that I had to be able to
find something to promote the
success of Bahamian young
people."
He pointed out that, far too
often, the same corporate enti-
ties are approached for spon-
sorship.
"I wanted a business that
would generate funds for me
and my family as well as to
have funds to help my work to
help Bahamian young people
get funds to go to college."
He stressed that Mega Malt
is truly a Bahamian product,
one of which all Bahamians


can be truly proud.
"It's my idea from the design
to the ingredients to the design
of the bottles," he said.
Mr Rutherford noted that,
while a lot of Bahamians see
him as just an athlete, he is also
a businessman.
"That is what I am, and I am
asking Bahamians to support
Bahamians.
"I am asking them to sup-
port Mega Malt because truly
the profits of this product stay
here in the country and it is
put to good use. It is put to use
for the furtherance of Bahami-
an young people. That is what
I do with it, that is my convic-
tion."
Mr Rutherford said that,
since it started, the company
has seen tremendous brand
recognition and is currently
available in 15 countries
around the world.
"It is the second strongest
malt brand in the Bahamas
even though it is not produced
here."
Mr Rutherford explained
that the drink is produced in
Germany because he thinks
Commonwealth Brewery has
an exclusive contract to pro-
duce Vita Malt.
"Right now we are working
with another local brewery


which is being built right now
to produce Mega Malt here
in the Bahamas. So when that
happens that will be that will
be a great milestone for us.
"How many Bahamian
products do you know that are
produced in this country, or
created by Bahamians that are
being exported or sold or trad-
ed in other markets? I can't
think of any except Mega
Malt."
Mr Rutherford said that the
company is still a small strug-
gling company with growing
pains, but it is a company to
be proud of when persons see
the product around the world.
The initial distributor of Mega
Malt was Snack Foods Whole-
sale.
"We had a tremendous run
and relationship with them.
However, in order for us .to
grow the brand and compete
with the giants in the market,
we made a decision to change
our distributors. Thompson
Trading has one of the
strongest reputations and phi-
losophy of how they do busi-
ness," he said.
Thompson Trading said that
they are pleased to partner
with Mr Rutherford and sup-
port all his philanthropic
efforts.


WAITERS/WAITRESSES
The successful applicant must assist in arranging table service.
Set-up cocktail tables and chairs. Polish and place water goblets,
salt and pepper, ashtrays and sugar bowls on tables etc. Assist
in seating Members/Guests, presenting menus, taking orders and
obtain account or room number when taking orders.
Must have overall knowledge of mixed drinks and their
ingredients. Responsible for all cocktail orders on assigned
stations. Ensure service is meeting guests/members satisfaction.
Interested persons should apply by faxing resumes to
The Human Resources Director,
Lyford Cay Club, Nassau, Bahamas
Fax # (242) 362-6245.


New Investment
Opport unities!


KINGS
REAL ESTATE


Indigo Investment Opportunity
A unique opportunity to own 5 adjacent lots in this quaint gcred
community. Each lot measures 60 ft x 130 ft zoned for 15 units.
Amentiies include double tennis couri and swimming pool. Was
$650,000, now reduced L- $550,000 for quick sale.

Lot '70 Hope Town, Abaco Land for Sale
Large lot located less than 300 ft 'rom the beach with partial ocean
views. Priced to sell ao $285.000

Orange Hill West Bay Street Land for Sale
17.2 acres of superb oceanfront in the most desirable location on
the island. Ideal for a high-end condo development or a class "A"
office/financial centre. Offered at $7,500,000

Gilingam House, Montague Class "A" Office Space Available
Top floor comprises of 2,562 sq ft of leasable area and 1,108 sq
ft of common leasable area totalling 3,670 gross sq ft. Lease is $32
per sq ft with CAM charges being $12 per sq ft. This floor is being
leased with partial office furnishings.

Contact Kingsley Edgecombe for more information.
Ph: 242 394 4397 / kingsley@kingsrealty.com


Gilingam House, Monlague, 4 East Boy Street
P.O.Box N 10414, Nassau, The Bahamas


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


PUC issues


public


information bulletin


Commission asking all licensed telecommunications, Internet service providers

to submit copies of current code of practice for handling customer complaints


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
The Public Utilities
Commission has
issued a public
information bulletin
asking that all licensed
telecommunications and Inter-


net service providers submit
copies of their current code of
practice for handling customer
complaints to the commission
by September 14.
According to Vincent Wal-
lace-Whitfield, senior legal
counsel at the commission, the
request is not unusual, given
the fact that the companies are
required to have a specific


code of practice as a condition
of their licence.
"We are making the request
out of an abundance of cau-
tion. This is a review exercise,
to determine whether they are
compliant with the require-
ment and to see just what mea-
sures they have in place."
He said that the exercise will
allow them to see exactly


where their companies stand.
"This is an ongoing process,
and we may or may not be
requesting additional things
from the companies at a later
date. It might not necessarily
be done in the same way that
this," he added.
Mr Wallace-Whitfield said
there are a number of mea-
sures that can be laken for
companies not fully compliant.
"The punishment could
include their licence being
revoked, they could be taken
to court and prosecuted sub-
ject to a fine or they could be
issued a notice of compliance,"
he said.
According to the bulletin
found on the commission's web-
site, the code of practice should
address the following matters:
The appointment of a per-
son to be the first point of con-
tact for members of the public
and their contact information.
The means or method of
recording complaints and the
timeframe in which they will
respond to complaints, as well
as written procedures for
resolving complaints .
Further, they are required
to indicate their procedures for
retaining copies of the com-
plaint, response and any deter-
mination by an independent
complaints body for a period
of at least one year. following
resolution of the complaint.
Also, they must indicate a
notice to the customer that if a
complaint remains unresolved.
either party can refer the com-
pliant to the commission for a
resolution.


This is a seasonal position from October of this
year through May of 2008. Interested persons
must have a minimum of four (4) years experience
in the field, good presentation is also requested,
diplomas from the Nassau Hotel Training College
must be present as well.



The position of Head Chef de Partie will be
seasonal, with the possibility of full-time
depending on satisfactory performance. The
persons interested in filling this position must
meet these requirements: a minimum of seven (7)
years in the cooking field, standard diplomas from
The Bahamas Hotel Training College/College of
The Bahamas, pastry knowledge, garde-manger
and most importantly fine dining experience.
Management skills and people skills are a must.
This challenging position requires the individual
to be flexible, well-experienced in classical French
cooking, and able to be at the forefront of new
Bahamian cuisine.
Interested persons should apply by faxing
resumes to The Human Resources Director,
Lyford Cay Club, Nassau, Bahamas Fax # (242)
362-6245.


( Bahamas Red Cross




The Bahamas Red Cross Society, a humanitarian
emergency relief organization, has an opening for the
position of.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Duties include:
* Day to day managemrfent of the Society's programs
* Coordinating of all fundraising activities
* Act as liaison officer between the National Society
and the International Federation of Red Cross and
the International Committee of Red Cross and
other National Societies
* Promote partnerships with other national NGOs
* Build the volunteer capacity of the National Society

This is a contractual position for two years in the first
instance.

Remuneration:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience.


Interested persons should forward their
a cover letter to:


resume, with


Confidential
The Director General
Bahamas Red Cross
P.O. Box N-8331
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas

All applications should be submitted, on or before
September 21, 2007.


Firs aribea CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
FirstCaribbean yH "-
FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean Bank offering a full range of
market-leading financial services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, ,
Credit Cards, Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We
are the largest regionally listed bank in the English-speaking Caribbean
with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking centres, and offices in
17 regional markets, serving 800,000 active accounts. We are looking to
fill the following position:


RESPONSIBILITIES:
* To manage and lead the group within the department in the
preparation of accurate and timely regulatory returns thereby
ensuring that the integrity of'data used in such preparation is not
compromised
To continuously re-design processes used in preparing and
submitting reports to the regulators
To manage and co-ordinate Central Bank On-Site Inspections
To manage, review and action regulatory risks through the
preparation of weekly and monthly status reports for senior
management

PREREQUISITES:
In-depth knowledge of Central Bank legislation, regulations and
guidelines in territories where FirstCaribbean operates
In-depth understanding of Central Bank and Financial Services
Commissions requirements
Sound knowledge of International Best Practices within Financial
Services Sector
Familiarity with managing the process of Central Bank

Strong analytical skills
Sound research and presentation skills
Highly developed communication and organisational skills
Focused, motivational, leadership and team management/building
skills
Strong banking, accounting/auditing and analytical background
Graduate and/or Banking/Professional financial qualification

We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package
as well as performance bonus.

Applications with detailed resumes with the names of three business
references should be submitted no later than 19th September 2007 to:


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A leading law firm with offices located in
Nassau and Feeport is presently considering
applications for the following position.

SYSTEMS
ADMINISTRATOR
The successful applicant should possess the following
minimum requirements:
Associates degree in related Computer Sciences
Two or more years work experience in the industry
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Very good working knowledge of Windows 2000/2003
Operating Systems
Experience with SQL a plus
Previous knowledge of law firm operations an asset.
General responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing hardware and
software
Maintaining Network trustees and security
Maintaining system backups
Recommendation and implementation of new technologies
Liase and coordinate with various vendor-based
projects/solutions

WE OFFER
A competitive salary, Pension plan, Health and Life Insurance
and other attractive benefits.
Interested persons should apply in writing to:
The Office Manager
P.O. Box N-7117
Nassau, Bahamas





NOTICE

In the Estate of RALPH MOXEY late of Love Breach of
the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
Businessman, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly
certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the
20th day of September A.D. 2007, after which date the
Executors will proceed to distribute the assets having
regard only to the claims of which they shall then have
had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

Harry B. Sands, Lobosky & Company
Attorneys for the Executors
Chambers
Shirley House
Fifty Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas.


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT No.00522
Equity Side
IN THE MATTER OF a piece parcel or lot of land contained
by ad measurements seven and three hundred and forty one
hundredths (7.341) acres and situate on the northern side of the
Queen's Highway approximately 2880 feet southeast of the
Deadman's Cay Airport Road at the settlement of Deadman's Cay
in the Island of Long Island, The Bahamas.
AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Emma V. Wells
and Richard E. Wells.
AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959

NOTICE
The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in fee simple
possession of the tract of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made an application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in the
Certificate of Title granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.
Copies of the Plan may be inspected during normal office hours
at:
(1) The Registry of the Supreme Court.
(2) The Administrators Office at Clarence Town, Long Island.
(3) The Chambers of the undersigned.


Attorneys for the Petitioners.


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Robin Hood profit


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FROM page 1


space to the store in time for
the Back-to-School shopping
season in late August. He
explained that this mini-expan-
sion gave shoppers a taste of
how Robin Hood would


28 per cent


appear when the new store was
fully completed, with all fix-
tures and products placed in
clearly defined departments.
The Robin Hood president
said that while many Bahami-
an companies and businessmen
were complaining that the
economy seemed to be slow-
ing, impacting their firms, "it


LAW FIRM
Seeking:
* Attorney with at least two (2) years civil litigation
experience
* Conveyancing experience an asset
* Competitive salary offered
* Attractive profit sharing plan


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

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






Responsibilities:
Day to Day running of the store
Inventory Control
Day to Day sales
Computer literate
Must have a good personality

Please provide your resume to:

Andrew Aitken Frame Art
50 Madeira Street
Palmdale Ph.: 325-1771


Thursday, September 13, 2007

9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

At British Colonial Hilton

Blue Shark Golf Course at

South Ocean

Is hiring the following:



Cart Attendants

Food & Beverage Servers

Golf Shop Associates

Cook



Appliy in person for

immediate consideration.

Interviews will be

conducted onsite.

Hope to see you there!


looks like our business is going
up, so we must be doing some-
thing right.....
"When we open the new
store section, we will look to
lower prices, because our vol-
umes will increase. When we
describe the expansion plans
to people and show them the
pictures of what it will look
like, the response has been
very good. It'll be interesting to
say the least."
Robin Hood's expansion
aims to transform the retailer
into a 'one-stop shop' retail
destination and experience,
much like a Wall-Mart or Tar-
get outlet in the US, building
on the reputation that Mr
Schaefer has established for
providing Bahamian con-
sumers with quality products
that are competitively priced.
The larger selling space and
greater volume of business
generated will enable the
Bahamian retailer to keep
price points and margins keen
and go lower than competitors,
building on the 'value for mon-
ey' heritage and 'great deal'
reputation that Robin Hood


already enjoys with Bahamian
consumers.
And by providing Bahami-
an shoppers with the pleasant
experience they are used to in
major US stores and super-
markets right on their
doorstep, Robin Hood will try
to make inroads into the $1.2-
$1.3 billion the Government
itself estimates is spent by
Bahamians abroad.
The Robin Hood president
told The Tribune earlier this
year that all necessary govern-
ment approvals for the expan-
sion had been received, with
the retailer again leasing its
new property from current
Summerwinds Plaza landlord,
former Blue Hills MP and ex-
Cabinet minister Leslie Miller.
Just like Wal-Mart, the
expanded Robin Hood will
feature 45,000 square feet of
retail space for a grocery store,
designated areas for furniture,
clothes and shoes, a low-cost
pharmacy, a Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) complete with
Western Union and Money-
gram services, and a
Caribbean-themed deli.


I, ,18


Pilot House Yacht
Ideal for cruising charter or live-a-board
Very spacious & comfortable sleeps 10
Immaculate condition


For Details Call

325-1771


A Swiss private bank wishes to recruit an



Responsibilities include:
* Accounts Payable functions
* Bank reconciliations
* Booking of general journal entries
* Spreadsheet data input and analysis
* Monthly and quarterly reporting
* General filing and typing

Ideal employee profile:
* Computer literate with proficiency in
MS Excel and MS Word
* Basic accounting skills
* Attention to detail
* Strong verbal and written communication
skills
* Ability to work with minimum supervision
* Professional demeanour

Compensation will be conunensurate with experience
and qualifications. Please send your resume to:
DA 7331, c/o The Tribune
P.O.Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or
right to dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the
Petition shall before the 29th day of October, A.D.,2007 from the
publication of the notice inclusive of the day of such publication
file Notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in the Island
of New Providence aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or the
undersigned a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. The failure of any
such person to file and serve a statement of his or her claim within
the time fixed by the Notice aforesaid shall operate as a bar to such
claim.
Dated this 6th day of September, A.D., 2007
PYFROM & CO,
Chambers
No.58, Shirley Street,
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas.


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 5B


THE TRIBUNE


Symonette to





lead Business





Outlook


Deputy Prime Min-
ister Brent
Symonette will be
the keynote
speaker for this year's Abaco
Business Outlook conference.
to be held at the New Vision
Ministries Centre in Marsh
Harbour on September 20.
2007.
Mr Symonette will address
Abaconians on the develop-
ment in Abaco and the plans
that investors have for the cavs
of Abaco. "The future of Aba-
co looks extremely good, and
hopefully all the plans that are
in place for it will come into
fruition," he added in a state-
ment.
The seminar. Mr Symonette
said, would bring Abaconians
up to date on the development
that will take place on the
island, and the ways these
investments will affect theii
lives and economic develop-
ment.
Mr Symonette said the
Bahamas Business Outlook
seminars have been very suc-
cessful, and people as well as
the business community have
benefited. He believes other
islands that are undergoing
similar developmental phases -
citing Eleuthera as one could
benefit from such seminars.
Joan Albury, President of
The Counsellors, said the coor-
dinators of the Bahamas Out-
look are looking at hosting a
seminar in Eleuthera next year.
Other speakers who will be
participating in the Abaco
seminar -include- Senator
Michael Halkitis. Consultant.
British American Financial.


Edison Key. MP. Chairman.
BAIC, Dionisio D'Aguilar.
Pi esidenl. Bahamas Chamiber
of Commercc. Vernice
Walkine. I)ireclor GCencral.
Ministry i' '1 o iurism. Richalid
Kermodc, Sr. V.P.. Aiuicrican
Bl idge, Simmnone 3oweo,


Director-HR. Baker's Bay
Golf & Beach Club. Eric
('ai ev. Executive l)ii'ctort
Bahamas National Trust. C(hi
Roberts, Directoi. Abaco
C('halbine of CiommeircL'. ian
Tl'ina :l'lhc'inp on, Sales Mkn-
.agcr..l(i (hi istic.


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APPROVED LENDING SERVICES


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Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited
is presently considering applications for

Senior Accountant
Credit Suisse is one of the world's premier private banks. It is setting new
standards that go beyond traditional banking services. Our dedicated and highly
qualified staff provides our clientele with comprehensive solutions in individual
investment counseling and professional portfolio management. Our total
commitment is always to our clients and we focus without compromise on their
financial well-being and their personal values.

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:

Main tasks:
* Preparing the financial statements for the Wealth Management business of
the bank
* MIS (Management Information System) reporting
* Assisting in the preparing of reports for Senior management
* Assisting in ensuring that all Balance Sheet accounts are substantiated
* Assist with the preparation of Regulatory reports
* Assist with Local Group accounting issues and projects
* Identify potential risks and suggest improvements regarding controls,
systems in use and business management
* Work with senior business management to prioritize initiatives
* Support implementation of standard software supplements

Requirements:
* A minimum of five (5) years experience with an offshore bank, trust
company or accounting firm
* CPA, CA or equivalent
* University degree
* Knowledge of US GAAP would be an asset
* Good IT skills; familiar with Accounting and IT infrastructure basics

Personal Qualities:
* A commitment'to service excellence
* Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
* Good organizational and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work independently
* Effective communicator and hands-on and proactive approach
* Strong analytical and organisational skills and good sense of control

Benefits provided include:
* Competitive salary and benefits

APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. Persons not meeting the minimum
requirements need not apply.

Applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 14, 2007


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'Great concern'






$250m resort p


over


project


FROM page 1


that."
The BCA has urged the
Prime Minister to require
developers and investors to
lodge performance bonds, so
that in the event something
goes wrong and no financing
is left, Bahamian contractors
and service suppliers have
something to claim against if
they are owed money.
In addition, performance
bonds could also be used to
help fund the environmental
clean-up of half-finished invest-
ment projects that may be
abandoned by developers,
leaving eyesores on the land-
scape whose repair would
probably end up being funded
by the Bahamian taxpayer.
The Tribune was told that all
equipment that had been
mobilised for the project by
Bahamian contractors had
either left Chub Cay or was
waiting for a barge to remove
it.
Sources who visited the
island in August said that while
the floating docks for the Chub
Cay marina had been com-
pleted, the clubhouse was only
an exterior shell.
Out of 57 villas scheduled to


be built in the $100 million first
phase redevelopment, The Tri-
bune was told that only six to
eight seemed to have been
completed, with a similar num-
ber still under construction.
The developers did not
return The Tribune's phone
call seeking comment before
press time yesterday. When
questioned previously about
the issue, Maura Brassil, Chub
Cay International's vice-presi-
dent of sales and marketing,
said she was unable to com-
ment on reports that Bahami-
an contractors were owed
money, instead referring this
paper to the investors them-
selves.
She acknowledged that there
had been a slowdown in real
estate sales, and that construc-
tion had not progressed as well
as the developers may have
wanted, but the 110-slip mari-
na had been finished, while
eight homes were completed
and another 17 under con-
struction.
Mr Peet, who as MP for
North Andros and the Berry
Islands represents the con-
stituency that Chub Cay lies
in, said he did not want to draw
any conclusions about what
might be happening on Chub
Cay without first speaking to
the Chub Cay Club Associates


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MACKENSON CHARLES
OF ENEAS STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MORICK GEORGE OF
PRISON LANE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The'
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of September,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DYROGENE JOSEPH of
MACKEY ST., CB-11935, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 12TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


investor group.
He added that the group had
-invested substantial sums of
money into Chub Cay already,
and seemed committed to
bringing their project to
fruition, in addition to bene-
fiting the Berry Islands and the
wider Bahamas.
"Of course, I'm very con-
cerned," Mr Peet said yester-
day. "It was one of the major
investments that was going
very well. 1 am seeking to meet
with the investors this week to
get an understanding from
them of what is happening.
"It was going very well up
to May this year, but there
seems to have been some chal-
lenges after that. I'm not sure
exactly why."
Mr Peet said several phases
at Chub Cay had been com-
pleted, the first phase having
involved capital of $100 mil-
lion, with some $70 million
going on the marina alone. The
full capital investment when
all phases were built out was
projected to be $250 million.
Mr Peet said he had heard
unconfirmed reports that
Bahamian contractors were
owed money by the Chub Cay
developers, and personally
knew there had been "a down-
sizing" in staff and the num-
ber of companies employed.


"Of course, I'm very concerned. It was r

one of the major investments that was

going very well. I am seeking to meet

with the investors this week to get an

understanding from them of what is

happening...It was going very well up

to May this year, but there seems to

have been some challenges after that.

I'm not sure exactly why."

Vincent Peet
-I' dI


The workforce employed on
the island had been reduced
from a peak of over 400 to
about 100 persons presently,
Mr Peet said, adding: "I'm very
concerned because of the
impact it will have on the
area's economy, both for
Andros and the Berry Islands.
It was the largest investment
impacting those islands. The
vast majority of employees


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NADISSA TELEMARQUE
OF COOPER'S TOWN, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of September,
2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MICHAEL PREVAL OF #7
MACKEY STREET, P.O. BOX N-44, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that RAYMOND CHARLOT OF
FOREST LANE, SOUTH BAHAMIA, P.O. BOX F-44119,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
5TH day of September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


were from Andros, and I'm
very concerned about the
direction it's taken."
Mr Peet said the investors
had "made a very big differ-
ence in the Berry Islands", pro-
viding not just employment but
"good, well-paying jobs and
sizeable contracts for Bahami-
an contractors" and providing
training opportunities for
Bahamians in areas such as
technology and engineering
through the construction of a
power plant and reverse osmo-
sis plant.
The former minister said he
did not "want to draw any con-
clusions" before meeting with
the investors or "cast asper-
sions" on them, as they had
always "meant well" and been
committed to the project, the
Berry Islands and the
Bahamas.
"There's still a presence in
Chub Cay, and the investment
is sizeable," Mr Peet said. "I'm
sure they want it to succeed. I
want to ensure it succeeds for
the benefit of my people in the
Bahamas. I know they would
want to complete their invest-
ment and the three to four
phases."
The south Florida investor
trio behind Chub Cay Club
and Associates includes Kaye
Pearson. head of International


Marinas, who used to run the inJ
Fort Lauderdale Internation- bnis
al Boat Show and manage the lm
Port Lucaya Marina on Grand *
Bahama. His partners are Walt
McCrory and Bob Moss, who ori
heads his own Florida-based
construction firm. l li
Several sources suggested ;Iw
yesterday that the investors' q
'difficulties' may have started 'g
when they "overpaid" to -
acquire the 1,000-acre Chub )TA
Cay property from a Texas- 'J '
based investor group.
The sources suggested the b
marina had also proven more
expensive than estimated, arid lod
the project has now been left )A
to rely on real estate sales to Jo
generate cash flow something -
that could prove problematic non
with the credit squeeze fol- ;unI
lowing the US sub-prime hous- i-
ing market fallout, with mort- nli
gage financing in short supply. IJot
The Tribune revealed earlier '"
this year that the Chub Cay nt
developers had signed a new 01
Hotels Encouragement Act -
agreement with the former
Christie administration, allow- 1n f
ing them to obtain import and )
stamp duty exemptions on Ib
over $90 million worth of con- 111
struction materials, furniture ,ii
and fixtures for the project. )(1J
They also received a 10-year 1
real property tax break.
[oiJ
IOUl
)RS1


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that TONY FEVRIER of PALMTREE
AVE., P.O.Box N-356, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 12TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that we, ROSEMARY MOSS (nee
MOXEY) and PHILIP MOSS of the Western District of the Island
of New Providence, the biological parents of ROTAJH DARRYL
MOXEY, intends to change our son's name to ROTAJH DARRYL
MOSS If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHRISTIANNA NOEL-
VOLTAIRE of WINSOR PLACE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 12TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MARIE JOASIL of PINEDALE
(off Wulff Road), NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 12TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


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yoga vacations


* By LAUREN VILLAGRAN
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Don't
just take a vacation. Change
your life.
That's the concept resorts
are selling to a growing num-
ber of people for whom an
exotic getaway just isn't
enough. The purveyors of yoga
and wellness vacations promise
more than mere relaxation;
they promise transformation.
Ask why someone would
choose a yoga vacation and
the meditation, body contor-
tions and discipline that goes
with it and the answer
repeats: People go for life-
changing experiences.
Three years ago, Tiffanie
Archie, a senior project man-
ager at an online financial ser-
vices firm in Washington, D.C.,
decided to take a vacation to
the Miraval resort outside Tuc-
son, Ariz. Miraval in which
AOL co-founder Steve Case
bought a majority stake in 2005
- aims to take the spa experi-
ence into something more spir-
itual and holistic. For $500 a
night including lodging, meals
and services, Archie said she
found what she was looking
for: ,"Apo pportupjity to go
somewhere and be quiet and
focus on myself and let the
stress melt away for a bit."
Archie, 31, says she returned
annually to Miraval for the
horseback riding, spa and
adventure activities but she
didn't try a yoga class until ear-
lier this summer. Hooked, she
took a second, monthlong
vacation.
Now Archie says her vaca-
tion has become about more
than de-stressing from work
and daily life. It's as much
about "finding inner peace."
From luxury hotel resorts to
rustic retreats, yoga offerings
and yoga-centric vacations
have increasingly become a
carrot to lure vacationers that
want more than a fabulous
place to stay and entertain-
ment. The past five years have
seen growth in yoga vacations
that is emblematic of a larger
trend in the travel industry,
says Allen Kay, spokesman for
the Travel Industry Associa-
tion.
"Wellness and fitness fits
right into that pattern of an
ever-broadening array of nich-
es that the travel industry is
catering to," Kay said. And,
like so much in marketing
today, it's driven by retiring
Baby Boomers concerned
about their wellness and with
the income to do something
about it, he said.
Marketing and research firm
Ypartnership said its latest sur-


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vey of affluent travelers the
top seven per cent of US
households, or those that bring
in more than $150,000 a year
- showed 30 per cent of
respondents named yoga as
their favorite spa programme
or service. Massage was the
most popular with 65 per cent.
Yoga vacations come in
many incarnations. The high
end can range from packages
at luxury resorts to all-inclu-
sive vacations to India, Chile,
Bali or elsewhere. The spec-
trum of choices includes more
austere retreats that offer the
bare bones more medita-
tion than amenities and cost
much less.
Retreats
The Feathered Pipe has
been offering yoga retreats at
its ranches in Montana since
1975. Back then, yoga was little
known in this country, said
India Supera, co-founder and
executive director. The people
who came were mostly young
and open to the groovy new
thing. They stayed three weeks
for $500, she said.
Today, the Feathered Pipe
still offers mostly weeklong
retreats t its Helena and Wolf
Creek, Mont., ranches. But
now the center also leads lux-
ury yoga vacations abroad. In
October, the Feathered Pipe
will bring about 30 people on a
10-day, $8,000 trip to a resort
in Kerala, India, headlined by
popular yoga personalities
Rodney Yee and Colleen Said-
man.
Supera chalks up the grow-
ing interest in yoga vacations
to the spread of the yoga prac-
tice itself in the US.
"People have felt so good
from doing yoga we'll have
everybody from rock stars to
people who have saved two
years for this vacation," she
said.
The number of retreats
being offered is booming, the
hard part is figuring out what
kind of retreat to choose, said
Andrea Ferretti, senior editor
of Yoga Journal.
Ferretti suggests first-timers
think about where in the world
they'd like to go, then ask their
local yoga instructor about the
teachers at the retreat destina-


tion. There are also teachers
who will organize and lead
their own group trips abroad.
"I think even if you're a
beginner and you're really
open to the yoga experience,
you want to be sure the retreat
is geared to you," and isn't too
challenging, Ferretti said.
"Most of us have never done
yoga four hours a day for sev-
en days."
Others say it's also impor-
tant to consider the styles of
yoga practiced at the retreat, as
well as the level of discipline
expected, as yoga retreats vary
widely in size, scope and pur-
pose.
Ted McDonald started his
business, Adventure Yoga
Retreats, in Santa Monica,
Calif., in 2005 with the idea of
combining the market appeal
of adventure travel with yoga.
The idea was to market to "the
people who know yoga is ben-
eficial but who aren't yogis ...
tap into a whole market of
people who travel, who love
to be healthy."
He began that year with two
retreats. The next year he
organized 14 retreats: this year
McDonald's business will lead
more than 20 retreats that
combine yoga with surfing,
whitewater rafting or trekking.


CRYSTAL WATER (right) and Johnney Farron take a boat ride on a small lake at Feathered Pipe center
near Helena, Mont. The Feathered Pipe center offers yoga retreats and yoga vacations.

An upcoming $3,000 retreat to LEGAL NOTICE
Africa pairs safari and yoga.
People don't just want a
break from the office, they OT I
want vacations that can change NOTICE
their lives, said Ken Johnson,
owner of Retreats Online. The
Internet listing service adver- JABOT INVESTMENT LIMITED
tises yoga getaways in the US
and abroad for between $100 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
and $5Peopl00 a day tisfied with (a) JABOT INVESTMENT LIMITED is in dissolution under the
their lfe are dissatisfied ith provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
their life for some reason and
they want to get a fresh start," (b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 4th
Johnson said. "So they go to a September 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted
yoga retreat or a detox retreat to and registered by the Registrar General
so they can learn how to get '..........
(life) going in a different direc- (c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr Lynden Maycock of
tion.' OceanCentre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street. Nassau,


Small office with
an international practice needs

PROFESSIONALLY

QUALIFIED

ARCHITECT
with a minimum of 10 years experience
in all phases of the practice.

Please fax or mail r6som6 to:
Office Manager
Fax: 322-7358
P.O. Box N-672,
Nassau, Bahamas


DBaliamas, as sole LiquidatorL. ,
Dated the 7th day of September 2007.
H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Company



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT No.00637
Equity Side
IN THE MATTER OF a piece parcel or lot of land contained
by ad measurements seventeen and six hundred and eighty
one hundredths (17.681) acres also known as "Silon Hole"
and situate on the southern side of the Deadman's Cay
Aerodrome at the settlement of Deadman's Cay in the Island
of Long Island, The Bahamas.
AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Emma V. Wells,
Rosena E. Pyfrom, Tennyson R.G. Wells, Iris L. Pinder,
Charles M. Wells and Richard E. Wells.
AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959

NOTICE
The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in fee simple
possession of the tract of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made an application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in the
Certificate of Title granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.
Copies of the Plan may be inspected during normal office hours
at:
(1) The Registry of the Supreme Court.
(2) The Administrators Office at Clarence Town. Long Island.
(3) The Chambers of the undersigned.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or
right to dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in
the Petition shall before the 29th day of October, A.D.,2007 from
the publication of the notice inclusive of the day of such publication
file Notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in the
Island of New Providence aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed
form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. The failure of
any such person to file and serve a statement of his or her claim
within the time fixed by the Notice aforesaid shall operate as a
bar to such claim.
Dated this 6th day of September, A.D., 2007

PYFROM & CO,
Chambers
No.58, Shirley Street,
Nassau, N.I., Bahamas.

Attorneys for the Petitioners.


SANTANDER BANK & TRUST LTD.

has an immediate vacancy for a

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

At least 5 years experience in supervising and managing the IT Department of a
Bank or financial Institution.

Qualifications required:
1 Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or related field.
2 5 years experience maintaining a network running under Windows and
supporting the full Microsoft Office suite of products.
3 Experience in visual basic language and SQL database.
4. Knowledge of Unix, LINUX and Windows 2000/XP.
5. Knowledge of Globus, 4 Series and Equation banking application,
programming and administration.
6. Must be familiar with all phases of project management and Microsoft
project.
7. Experience in electronic document processing and workflow systems.

Desirable:
Fluency in Spanish.

Applications In writing with details of education and experience should be
addressed to the Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box N 1682, Nassau, Bahamas
not later than September 21, 2007.


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Wall Street holds gains on further


hopes interest rate cut on the way


* By JOE BEL bRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) Wall
Street rose sharply Tuesday as
investors grew more confident
that the Federal Reserve will
lower interest rates next week,
even after its chairman gave no
clues about the central bank's
intentions. The Dow Jones
industrials rose 180 points.
Traders had been hoping
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
would give some indication
during a speech to Germany's
Bundesbank about the Fed's
next move. Wall Street is look-
ing for a rate cut to help bolster
the US economy and ease
problems caused by tightening
credit availability.
Instead, Bernanke talked
about the need for countries
around the globe to cooperate
toward economic stability. He
said "global imbalances" occur
when countries run up trade
deficits or produce big trade
surpluses.
"Bernanke didn't really say
anything about interest rates,
but at this point the feeling on
Wall Street is that it's manda-
tory," said Steven Goldman,
chief market .strategist, Wee-
den & Co., speaking about a
rate cut. "At this point, the
market is pricing in not just one
rate cut, but a couple, and
that's helping to stabilize
stocks."
The stock market has been
volatile since midsummer, with
jitters high about the sluggish
housing market and debt aver-
sion causing a standstill in the
credit markets and damaging
the economy. Last Friday's jobs
report, which showed the first
monthly payrolls decline in
four years, aggravated those
concerns. Mark Zandi, chief
economist at Moody's Econo-
my.comrn, predicted the risk of a.
recession in the next six to 12
months has increased to nearly
40 per cent from less than 15
per cent before subprime con-
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from the Commerce Depart-
ment's report on the US trade
deficit. The trade gap narrowed
modestly in July to $59.2 bil-
lion from $59.4 billion in June,
thanks to record exports of
farm goods, autos and other
products. Many economists had
anticipated a widening of the
deficit.
The Dow rose 180.54, or 1.38
per cent, to 13,308.39.
The Standard & Poor's 500
index rose 19.79, or 1.36 per
cent. to 1,471.49, while the Nas-
daq composite index rose
38.36, or 1.50 per cent, to
2,597.47.
Bonds fell as investors with-
drew money to buy stocks,
pushing the 10-year Treasury
note's yield up to 4.37 per cent
from 4.27 per cent late Mon-
day. The dollar weakened
against the euro and British
pound, while gold moved high-
er.
Risk

Tim Krause, director of risk
management at California-
based Zecco Trading, agreed
that Tuesday's rally was due to
institutional investors being
optimistic about a rate cut.
However, he's not entirely con-
vinced the Fed will cut rates
,given that it will impact an
already weakened dollar -
which is now near a record low
versus the euro.
"The Fed is between a rock
and a hard place," he said. "If
they lower interest rates, the
dollar will keep getting
crushed. If they don't, the sub-
prime mess will get worse and
hurt the housing market."
Though much of the atten-
tion was on the central bank,
there was some corporate news
that influenced stocks.
The Nasdaq got a boost due
to ImClone Systems Inc., which
along with Bristol-Myers
Squibb Co. said the drug
Erbitux improved the survival
rate of lung cancer patients in a
late-stage study. ImClone
soared $6.97. or 18.4 per cent.
to $44.90. Bristol-Myers rose
23 cents to S28.23'.


The Dow, meanwhile, ben-
efited from strong gains in
McDonald's Corp. shares. The
fast food chain, which is one of
the 30 companies that make up
the Dow, rose $1.61, or 3.2 per
cent, to $51.76 after reporting
that global sales at restaurants
open at least a year rose 8.1
per cent in August.
Boeing Co. also helped the
blue chips advance after it was
awarded a $1.1 billion US Air
Force contract. Shares picked
up $2.11, or 2.2 per cent, to
$97.44.
General Motors Corp. rose
$1.33, or 4.6 per cent, to $30.54
as investors got a glimpse of
new models at the Frankfurt
Auto Show.
Crude oil rose 74 cefits to
$78.23 after OPEC agreed to
boost its crude output by
500,000 barrels a day in an
effort to calm markets
unnerved by high energy prices
and.worried that supplies could
grow tight by the end of the
year. It was expected that
OPEC would keep current out-
put targets in place, although
Saudi Arabia was said to be
pushing for a production
increase.
Advancing issues outnum-
bers decliners about two to one
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to 1.26 billion shares, compared
to 1.1 billion on Monday.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies was up
12.46, or 1.62 per cent, at
782.27.
Overseas, Japan's Nikkei
stock average added 0.71 per
cent. Britain's FTSE 100 rose
2.13 per cent, Germany's DAX
index rose 1.02 per cent, and
France's CAC-40 rose 1.69 per
cent.
European equity markets
looked past a pared-back fore-
cast for annual economic
growth on Tuesday. The Euro-
pean Commission cut its
growth estimate to 2.5 per cent
from 2.6 per cent, saying the
region's economy may have
peaked as tighter credit condi-
tions raise the risk of a global
slowdown.


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