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Publication Date: 9/13/2007
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Preliminary statistics


are revealed by police


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
POLICE statistics have
revealed that the increased mur-
der rate this year reflects a wider
trend of violent crime which is
skyrocketing across the country.
Serious reported crime is up 29
per cent overall in the Bahamas
compared to last year, with
reported rapes up 53 per cent and
armed robbery up 47 per cent.
This came to light yesterday,
when Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson authorised the
release of the preliminary crime
statistics to The Tribune cover-
ing the period beginning January
1 this year through August 31, as
compared to the same period
from 2006.
Police normally release the sta-
tistics for the previous year early
in the new year.
However, these figures were
released at the express request of
The Tribune,.as it is widely
assumed that crime is on the rise


this year, based on the increase in
murders.
The new data now reveals that
in addition to the 29 per cent
increase in serious crimes -
described as crimes against the
person reported crimes in gen-
eral are up 8 per cent, with crimes
against property increasing this
year by 5 per cent.
The full breakdown of crimes
against the person are as follows:
murder is up 50 per cent; attempt-
ed murder up 100 per cent (two
were reported this year and one
last year); no manslaughter cases
reported this year as was the case
in 2006; rape is up 53 per cent;
attempted rape is up 79 per cent;
unlawful sexual intercourse is up
22 per cent; armed robbery is up
47 per cent; robbery is down 24
per cent; and attempted robbery
is down 18 per cent.
The spike in sex crimes so far
this year is further magnified
when examined in comparison to
the preliminary totals from the
SEE page 14


Woman's $211,000 in damages
appealed by the doctor she sued
A WOMAN who waited three
years for a court official to assess
damages in her favour is now hav-
ing to wait again because the
doctor she sued has lodged an
appeal.
Siobhan Reilly, whose body
was left hideously disfigured in
1997 after cosmetic surgery
became infected, was awarded
$211,000 last March, but only
after The Tribune highlighted her
case and called for an immediate
assessment of damages.
Now, 10 years after the opera-
SEE page 12


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THE MINISTRY of National
Security is hosting a national
assembly on crime on Friday and IiyuriB
Saturday to further efforts to com-
bat the increased rate and prevalence of crime in the country.
Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest addressed
the media on the purpose of the two-day event yesterday at a
press conference at the Churchill Building.
"The Assembly is a logical response to the grave challenges
posed by crime, criminality and the fear of crime in the
Bahamas," Mr Turnquest said. "The theme of the assembly
(Back to Basics A National Approach to Fighting Crime) sup-
ports the premise that the ideas, measures and actions to
SEE page 14


Guard Commander
'guilty of neglect'
during detention
centre breakout
* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net
THE Guard Commander on
duty during the escape of six
Cuban migrants from the deten-
tion centre last month has been
fond guilty of "neglect" and
summarily "punished" by the
force.
The commander's trial was
held on Monday, September 10,
by the prosecution Office of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
The Guard Commander was
charged with neglect under sec-
tion 33b of the Defence Act 1979,
found guilty and punishment has
been awarded, a statement from
the Defence Force said.
A notice of intended prosecu-
tion for the sentry on watch has
been given and this trial is expect-
ed to begin on Monday, Septem-
ber 17.
These moves were seen by
observers as another effort by
Commodore Clifford Scavella to
finally whip the Defence Force
into shape.
In fact, Defence Force superi-
ors got tough with the officers
after the break-out forcing them
to remain on duty and not per-
mitting them to return home until
the search for the escapees has
SEE page 12

Bank of Bahamas
customers warned
about sophisticated
fraudulent e-mails
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
CUSTOMERS of the Bank of
the Bahamas are being warned
not to fall victim to a new sophis-
ticated fraudulent e-mail which
attempts to steal account infor-
mation.
The e-mail with the subject
line "Important alert: Your
Bahamas bank details on file" -
requires recipients to click on a
fake internet address and log in
with their account information.
The site which the e-mail
recipients are asked to log into is
an exact copy of a real Bank of
the Bahamas web page.
However, customers can tell
the difference by looking at the
site's address (URL).
Tameka Forbes senior man-
ager of business development.
public relations and legal affairs at
SEE page 14


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PAGE 2, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007


ICALNEWS


Hygiene concern




at City Markets


THIS RUN-OFF was left after a pile of garbage was removed from
the back of the City Markets store on Rosetta Street


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
CONCERNS about the sani-
tation of the City Market loca-
tion on Rosetta Street were
raised yesterday, as The Tribune


received complaints of a
blocked drain producing liquid
waste behind the store's
garbage disposal.
According to an employee of
a nearby establishment, the
scent emanating from the
garbage disposal behind the
warehouse of the food store is
"unbearable" and the area is
"very disgusting."
"It's not healthy," the
employee complained yester-
day. "We have to leave our
warehouse door open and there
are always rats around there.
Someone came a few months
ago to fix (City Market's)
drainage, but it's still disgust-
ing." The employee also
claimed there was a "visible
puddle of liquid waste", and
that the store did not use "prop-
er disposal containers" for their
trash.
The source further claimed
that letters of complaint about
the sanitation issue were made
earlier in the year with the man-
ager of the food store as well
as the Department of Environ-
mental Health. The department
promised to send an agent to
survey the area, however the
situation was not favourably
addressed.
According to Bahamas
Supermarkets' CEO Ken
Burns, the area in question
behind City Market was pres-
sure cleaned on Monday, and
the liquid waste present was due
to a series of "heavy rains" that
occurred earlier in the week.
"We are aware of the issue
with regard to the trash dispos-
al area behind our Rosetta
Street store and have always
.taken measures to correct it as
well as exercising care on an
ongoing basis to keep it odour-
and rodent-free," Mr Burns said
in a written statement yester-
day.
"In fact, on this past Monday
evening, the area around the
trash compactor was pressure-
cleaned. Following that, we had
heavy rains two nights in a row,


Management

moves to

quell fears

over liquid

waste from

members of

the public


which created a build-up and
this afternoon, we contacted
another company to clear the
drains and remove any debris
that may be causing a problem."

Removal

The Tribune was assured by
the food store's public relations
firm that as soon as the.com-
plaints were received yesterday
a team was dispatched to pump
the blocked drainage and
remove the waste.
"We appreciate being noti-
fied of any issue that can help us
provide better service for our
customers and make us better
neighbours to those with whom
we share space in our 12 loca-
tions in New Providence and
Grand Bahama," the statement
also said.
As reported previously, the
food store chain recently came
under fire from the Department
of Public Health when its Oakes
Field Deli was ordered to close
last week after it was discov-
ered that deli workers were
operating without valid health
certificates. Rat faeces was
reportedly found on the store's
shelves and it was revealed that
the store was operating without
a valid sanitation certificate.


OIn brief

Submissions
made to
judge in
murder trial
ATTORNEYS in the lan
Hutchinson murder trial
made submissions before Jus-
tice6Jon Isaacs yesterday
afternoon in the absence of
the jury.
The trial is expected to
continue today.
Hutchinson, 46, an ex-
policeman, is standing trial
for the murder of softball star
Jackie 'Lil Stunt' Moxey, 44.
Prosecutors say that Mox-
ey was fatally injured on
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
and died the following day.
On Tuesday, pathologist
Dr Govinda Raju the pros-
ecution's final witness was
called to the stand.
He told the court that he
performed an autopsy, inter-
nal and external exams on
the deceased, on October 27,
2005.
Dr Raju listed the external
wounds, citing an abrasion on
the back of the left hand, a
contused abrasion with split
skin on the forehead, a pro-
fuse contusion on the left side
of the face, an abrasion on
the outer cheekbone, and a
profuse contusion on the right
side of the face.
He also testified that the
left eye of the victim
appeared "swollen" with
slight discoloration of the
skin.

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THE TRIBUNE


LOCANEWI


o In brief

Re-election
sought to
maritime
organisation

THE Bahamas is seeking re-
elction to the ('Council of the
International Maritime Organ-
isation, Maritime Affairs Min-
ister Dion Foulkes confirmed.
The 25th Extraordinary Ses-
sion of the Assembly and Coun-
cil Election is scheduled for
November 19-23 in London.
Membership in the 1MO Coun-
cil facilitates access to key stake-
holders on the administrative and
operational sides of the maritime
industry, said Mr Foulkes.
He said such access "greatly
assists" the Bahamas in its
efforts to remain competitive
and provides a platform from
which to launch and advance its
promotional and marketing
strategy to significantly expand
its ship registry
In its 30th year, the Bahamas
International Ship Registry is
the world's third largest.
The IMO is a specialised
agency of the United Nations. It
was established in 1948 in
Geneva, Switzerland.
Its main function is to devel-
op and maintain a comprehen-
sive regulatory framework for
shipping which includes safety,
environmental concerns, legal
matters, technical co-operation,
maritime security, and the effi-
ciency of shipping.
"The Bahamas is an active
member of the IMO, having
served for seven years on the
council," said Mr Foulkes. "It
allowed us to play a critical role
in shaping world shipping policy.
"In our seven years on the
council we sat on all of the IMO's
main committees, and have been
party to the ratification of all
major conventions," he stated.
The Bahamas International
Ship Registry is managed by the
Bahamas Maritime Authority
which maintains offices in Lon-
don, New York and Nassau.
It has representatives in
Greece, Germany and Japan.

Activities
planned
for World
Maritime- Day

THE Bahamas is set to cele-
brate World Maritime Day with
a week of activities beginning
September 23.
The theme this year is: the
International Maritime Organ-
isation's (IMO) response to cur-
rent environmental challenges.
World Maritime Day focus-
es attention on the importance
of shipping safety, maritime
security, the maritime environ-
ment, and the work of the IMO.
Headed by Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas chair-
man Barry Malcolm, a commit-
tee has been assembled to
organise and execute the week
of activities.
It includes representatives
from public and private sector.
Other members include:
Michael Humes, Maritime
Affairs and Labour
Erma Mackey, Bahamas
Maritime Authority
Lt Comdr Herbert Bain,
Port Department
Lowell Mortimer, Mortimer
and Company
Brent Williamson, Bahamas
Electricity Corporation
Lt Comdr Tellis Bethel,
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Two men
arrested
after crawfish
discovery
FREEPORT Two Grand
Bahama men were taken into
police custody in connection with
the discovery of undersized craw-
fish in waters off Walker's Cay.
According to police reports, a
fisheries inspector with officers
from the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force were on marine
patrol in the vicinity of 'Lily
Bank' around noon on Tuesday
when they spotted a 17-foot boat.
The vessel was about 14 miles


northwest of Walkers Cay.
After conducting an investi-
gation, officers discovered
undersized crawfish.
Two men a 28-year-old resi-
dent of Abaco Drive, Hawksbill,
and a 19-year-old resident of Faith
Avenue, Heritage Subdivision -
were taken into custody at the
Walker's Cay Police Station.
The men were charged in
connection with the incident
and released on $1,500 bail with
a surety.
They are to appear in the
Cooper's Town Magistrate
Court on Friday, September 21.


Anna Nicole Smith's mother


visits Bahamas for anniversary

of her grandson's death


.ANNA Nicole Smith's
mother Virgie Arthur travelled
to the Bahamas to visit the
graves of her daughter and
grandson Daniel at the Lake
View Cemetery, marking the
one year anniversary of
Daniel's death as the result of
a drug overdose.
According to the website
TMZ, Ms Arthur, who laid
plastic flowers on the graves
and is still fighting foil custody


of baby l)annielvnn following
Anna Nicole's death ill Iebl
ruarv, admitted Ithat she \,ias
upset at not being included in
her granddaughter's recCCII
birthday celebrations.
Howard K Stern also visited
the gravesites, and said lie was
slightly upset by Arthur's plas-
tic offering: "I visited Anna and
Daniel under the cover of dark-
ness because I did not want the
media to capture my private


mioiiiciits \\ilih loved ones, he
told T'IZ, '"In the early morn-
ing, I Ibrought Iwo baskets ol
flowe\ei fi o D)annielynn,
imsell. andt others. When I vis-
ited again late at night, I found
plaslic flowers drilled into the
g 0ounld next to our flowers."
Lalrv Birkhead, Anna
Nicole's ex-boyfriend, cele-
brated tlie first birthday of
their daughter with family and
fl einds in Kentucky.


Teachers stage




walkout over




safety concerns


* By NATARIO McKENZIE

AROUND 20 teachers at A
F Adderley Junior High
School left their classrooms
yesterday and came together
in a bid to have their safety
concerns addressed following
the stabbing of a student ear-
lier this week.
The group of teachers
along with representatives
from the Bahamas Union of
Teachers (BUT) met with
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel and other education
officials to raise a number of
issues and present their pro-
posals for both improved
security measures and physi-
cal repairs.
On Monday, a 15-year-old
ninth grade student was
stabbed in the back while on
campus by an outsider who
had reportedly climbed the
school's fence.
Although the press was not
allowed onto the campus yes-
terday an interview with the
-teachers was conducted at the
school's back entrance through
a chain link fence.
"We met with the minister
and the permanent secretary.
We put forth our list of con-
cerns pertaining to the securi-
ty issues at the school. I have
been here over 10 years now
and there has always been a
concern about security at AF
Adderley," Sunae Russell, a
music teacher told the Tribune
yesterday.
"We have set the time line
by which we would appreciate
those things to be done. The
minister assured us that they
would be working toward hav-
ing our concerns met." she
said.
"There have been instances
where parents have been on


AS THE media was not allowed on the AF Addeilly campus,
Secretary General of the BUT Belinda Wilson spoke to reporters
through the fence on the meeting they had with the Minister of
Education Carl Bethel


campus to attack teachers, out
sides have come and this is
just the last straw," she said.
"We have always had insuf-
ficient security. For a school
this size \\e are asking thai
they send t\\o additional sccu
rit: officers. We want efficient
and effective security\ officess"
Ms Russell said.
She noted that questions
\were also raised about \vial
school repairs.

Solution

According to BUT secietari
*general Belinda Wilson, it is
anticipated that the request for
additional security officers will
be met by Friday.
"The promises that the min-
ister made were general in my
estimation so we actually gave
him some suggestions which
we think can solve the safety
problems." Mrs Wilson said.
"We also requested metal
detectors and radios for the


security officers." she said.
Mrs Wilson noted that con-
sideration is also being given
to placing a security booth at
tI hlba i;l. t .i- shoJl > ,:-., "-
Shfeo tiened wlhy t4-e1
police otficeis \\io were sta-
lioned at lhe school \were
reill\ ed.
"W\hat concerns me is that
Sou remove the police but
\ hat are vou replacing them
w\\ith?
".The union has yet to be
presented with a strategic plan
or proposal by which the lne\\
policing prograinmme will be
impleientlled., Mrs Wilson
said.
Several weeks ago, the gov-
ernmentu announced that
rather than stationing officers
in schools, as was done under
the PLP administration.
patrols would be increased in
neighborhoods where schools
are located, as police statistics
show that this is where most
crime involving students takes
place.


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NULLIUS ADDICTUS.IURARE IN VERBA MAl IS IRI
Being Bound to Swiear to 7he Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. II. DUPUCII, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE I)UPUCII, Kt., O.B.E., K. ('., K.CS.;(.,
(lion.) LL.D., 1).Lit.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EIILEEN IUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publishelr/Edior 1972-

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The problems of Bay Street


WE WALKED Bay Street yesterday after-
noon. What a dingy, depressing walk that
was. The town reflects a people without pride.
It is true that the straw market is a press-
ing issue.
Its rat-infested presence on Bay Street was
a major blot on the town, dragging it down to
ghetto level standards. A decision has to be
made on the market, but the decision has to
be made within the whole context of chang-
ing the face of Bay Street.
While the various committees consider
the changes, the first order of business should
be to clean up the whole area. Each Bay
Street businessman should be responsible for
the environs of his or her premises, and these
premises should be washed down and cleaned
daily.
A group of single mothers, hired by the
PLP over the election period with no securi-
ty of tenure, and fired by the FNM because
no provision had been made for them in the
Works Ministry's budget, are now complain-
ing because they are out of work.
Is it possible for Bay Street merchants to
get together, hire some of these persons, and
allot a certain number of premises to them for
which they would have daily responsibility'?
This would include the sidewalks in front of
each store, and garbage-ridden alleyways on
the side of some stores.
Display windows would get a daily polish.
walls and sidewalks would be washed down
daily, and whatever trees are located outside
the various stores would be watered and the
debris, dropped in their containers by
thoughtless pedestrians, would be removed to
garbage bins.
Chipped and broken sidewalks have to be
refurbished.
However, black fumes belched daily from
exhaust pipes of vehicular traffic particu-
larly the buses are the main curse of Bay
Street.
The city centre will always look grimy as
long as it is daily blanketed by these exhaust
fumes. The ideal would be to make Bay
Street a pedestrian thoroughfare, with park-
ing available on side streets, and a public
multi-storied parking facility. Failing this ide-
al, buses and taxis should be removed from
the area. A bus depot and taxi call up centre
should be established off the main street.
Three million dollars have been budgeted
for the straw market. Meetings have been


held with the vendors to discuss the various
proposed sites the old Customs warehouse
on Prince George dock, back to the site of the
burned out market on Bay Street or Arawak
Cay. A final decision will be made by October
3.
In the meantime vendors ha\ e been asked
to move to Prince George dock while their
tent city on Bay Street is cleaned of its
unwanted tenants -the rats.
The old Customs warehouse on the western
end of Prince George dock, on which $2.5
million was spent about six years ago. night
prove the preferable site.
A new roof was part of the renovations,
interior walls were removed. decorative ven-
tilated tiles were put in, bathrooms were ren-
ovated and steel supports strengthened the
building.
A most attractive and comfortable inat
ket could now be designed within the $3 tinl-
lion budget, with a creche and stud\ cenlre to
acconlnmodate vendors' children.
The area is far larger than thel \endois'
present site, added to which it will have the
security that the Bay Street location ne\er
had.
We understand that at least one strain
vendor had a rude awakening as to why the
Bahamas has lost its comipetiti\e edge in llte
tourist market.
She was on a recent cruise when the ship ton
which she \\as a passenger \was to be di\ ci ted
to Nassau. She was shocked \when passen-
gers strenuously objected to the detour. IThey
did not want to go to Nassau, and they \\ere
not bashful in saying whly c\cn in her ples
ence.
This vendor will admit today that the
behaviour of vendors, hairbraiders and taxi
drivers are driving visitors from our shores.
If business dries up. Ihey will have only
themselves to blame. Maybe more of them
should take a Caribbean cruise and comnpalre
the various ports of call to their ow\n porl.
Then they should take the Ministry of Touris-
m's programme to learn sonie lnanlneis and
how to behave courteously.
Government should have better screening
procedures as to what vendors. taxi drivers
and hair braiders are allowed on the dock
- after all first impressions will be formed
from these ambassadors as they are the first
persons visitors will meet when thie\ step off
the gangplank.


Bahamians should




be alarmed about




lionfish sightings


EDIITOR, lie Ifribune.
WITHOlUT living to whip up
any hvsceria, 1 would like to
point outl that B haliaons
sliould be alaimed ahboult theI
ever increasing sightings of a
new and dangerous predator
lurking in Rahaliian waters.
No, it isn'l lhe gi eC White
Shark, blut so melth ing much
smaller called the I ionfish. The
Lionfish made its debut in tlie
Bahamas just in the past live
years and ils overall impact is
etl to be propllll assessed.
judging by the destruction that
it has (done in otlhel p At Is ol the
world, it's a suite bh l thaI the
Bahllamas can expect the same
treat ent from tilis aquatic
demon. Withi no known enemies
in the Bahamnlas and ano abunl-
dance of food, tlhe I ionish is
expected to multiply at an expo-
nential rate. Flven at this early
stage of its development, the
government of lthe Baliamas
must make it a priority to deal
with this polential 11Ienace ias
the presence of the Lionlllish
could adveisely affect s; many
different areasl i lit' in tlhe
Bahamnas. I he l lion. larrv
Cartwright. the Minister of
Agriculture and fisheries needs
to make a public statement as to
thle position o the go'tinmten
on this matter. Failure to do so
or to simply ignore thim matter
could spell !liai;lscl foit lie+
Bahalmas
Their reason whvi the .ionfisli
is such an uitdcsiitcab charaetel
is its albill\ to delCi cl ,1 pail f il
and \ C1lonio0t1 s1 1 ng lf oll ai
niiit i ti ol doIt sa, l 1anil x Llnti ;ll
spines in ltlhumans it can cause a
itnullliti of fi/a eC sy\ ilptolns,
including nausea, conti ulsions.l
paral\sisi anid e\cn dethli! It hlas
the ability\ to inject a nelurotox-
inll into :nl open wound tha
tsultis in an intense pain thatl
lasts to il d:\'s 'Th'ie ahlli as
beinie tIie it 'X 'rs'q i'l, :'n d ive
caIpital lthl i i i, nmi\ hai;\c the
possibility ol theslio e iindtistlies
having to adapt to a liskiel
operation. hlis. of coIIurse could
liegati\cl iinpaclt ltlie Baihalmas'
niImbe oine industry'. that is
tout isim. lJust one ilncidetnt \\itlh
a tourist being injt ied ol, hI ear
en forbid, fatally iniju ed. \%ill
lie Ian inlcidetit t ti xel \\ ill all]
re i et. Phis could spell thlie
beginning of thlie end foI I lie
Blahatmian toutmis inditsi\ :ias \\c
know it.
A\notheci leaison fIor concern
of" \\fhat is being descicihed, as
an invaisi\e species i'; tIhe Iact
that it is now compctiln with
Bahamian fislici men for some
of the prize catches of tilhe
Bahamian seas. According to
the August 24. 2007 issue of
The Nassau G(ua dian. it \\as
reported by a g1ioup of
researchers that tile Lionfish
has an insatiable appetite for
snappers and gioupeis. Also the


possibility of the vital lobster,
the pillar of the Bahamian fish-
ing industry as well. Both the
lobstli a;d gioupe lc e r alleady
icstiicted licause o1 the fear ol
over fishing. This new competi-
tion will put further demands
on these already strained iindus-
I ics.
I le I ionfish has been anl
attraction for many years. This
is due in part Io its unique and
exotic appearance. Many per-
sons have had them as house-
hold pets in their home aquari-
unis. IThey are indigenous to tlhe
South Pacific and the Indian
Ocea 1It is possible thal
because of Ilieir imaketahilily
ar Oitud the woIrld could have
provided soie expllanation as
to whv they a ie now being
fotunid so fI'a awa\ from their
natural habitat. It is also possi-
ble that either through igno-
ranlce or intentions, the Lion-
fish \\were introduced into the
Atlantic. Persons emptying an
aquarium tank may have sim-
ply thrown the Lionfish into the
-'a
I was shocked in Harbour
Island just last week when I was
told thai a dive shop had two
I ionlish in its aiqua(ium How
c\cx \heln I anived atl the dive
s Ioh Ii lie 1 .ionl ;h wecrc
l where in sight.
I \\as itiorn med that a couple
ol \wccks carlici Ihat tthe\ had
beeni cleased back into the
wild. I then requested them to
be ilmore specific as to what they
icant. Yes, thev had been
iclcased back into the sea!
\1lie i land Bahama Regat-
ti. I did gel into a couple of
caslnitl comsl\csalions about this
phenomenon called the Lion-
fish Bul. it wasn't until a fe\\
days later w lien I went to
FIcuthecra when the extent of
the magnitude of the L1ionfish
piroblemc could be fully appre-
ciated. FI om Hatiour Island all
the \;at\ down to Wemvls's
13ight. concerned persons open-
\ exptrss~ed Iiheir conlcecns
abl o t thle flotIlrishinig of the
l1ionfish. F\ ien in small settle
ients su;Ich i;s St\ Mnnallh Sound.
1 spoke with an individual who
claimeld lhat they had rccentil
killed two lioni'ish at a reef
w\hcic tiheI pieselcc of otlihe fish
\\as notticeahilv ablsent. Or.
Wecmis's Righlt where an indi-
idiu:il was out looking for ilob-
site l bui t all he kept seeing


"were those damn Lion fish!"
Even off the world famous
Pink Sand's Beach, the most
beautiful beach in the world.
snorkelers reported seeing a
number of Lionfish near the
shores as there are some areas
where the reefs come right up
to the shoreline.
A couple of days later I hap-
pened to be in Nassau. Once
again and without my prompt-
ing, another individual brought
the subject up with regards to
the proliferation of the Lion-
fish. He also commented that
he now wears a full wet suit
when he goes spearfishing. The
purpose of the wet suit is not
protection from the cold. but
for protection from the Lion-
fish that he now frequently
encounters in the areas east of
Nassau and especially around
tle Rose Island dive spots.
It is reasonable to predict that
surveys done in other areas of
the Bahamas will reveal the
alarming rate at which the Lion-
fish are multiplying.
This is a situation that must
be kept in check otherwise it
could be something that all
Bahamians live to regret. The
Ministry of Health needs to
establish a protocol and publi-
cise it as to what needs to be
done should an individual be
the victim of a Lionfish sting.
Other suggestions to help con-
trol the Lionfish population
includes placing a bounty on
cal ured Lionfish. '7his will also
help to replace income that may
be lost by some fishermen due
to the proliferation of the I ior-
fish.
Some persons also feel that
there could be a market for the
Lionfish as a seafood delicacy in
some Asian countries. Howev-
cr. what is unacceptable is the
widespread sale of the Lionfish
as pets. either locally or for
export.
The risk of careless or culpa-
ble individuals who may re-
introduce these demons back
into the marine eco-system
should be held criminally liable.
I.ike some other species of
marine life. for example those
on the endangered species list.
mere possession of Lionfish
should be made a criminal
offence. With the \world's third
largest coral reel eco-sxstlm
being in the Bahamas. the
potential devastation from this
culprit goes well beyond the
borders of the Bahamas!
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JOSE LUIS Ponce Caraballo,
the new Ambassador of the
Republic of Cuba to the
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More immigrants



found on Bimini


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT It appears
that the island of Bimini has
become a regular transit point
for human traffickers, as a sec-
ond group of suspected illegal
immigrants was discovered on
the island in three days.
According to reports, seven
Peruvians were apprehended at
North Bimini on Tuesday. This
follows the capture and arrest of
17 suspected illegal Haitian
immigrants found hiding in bush-
es at South Bimini on Sunday.
James Rolle. assistant direc-
tor of immigration for northern
region, was unavailable for
comments.
Chief Supt of Police Basil
Rahming. press liaison officer,


said that police and immigra-
tion officers stationed at North
Bimini have taken the Peruvian
nationals in custody at the Alice
Town Police Station in connec-
tion with a suspected breach of
the Immigration Act.
Shortly after midnight on
Tuesday. September 11, Immi-
gration officers on mobile patrol
on North Bimini reported spot-
ting three persons on Radio
Beach acting suspiciously.
The men were questioned
and taken into custody.
Supt Rahming said further
investigation led officers to four
more Peruivians, \who were
found inside a room at the
Bimini Big Game Resort.
According to information com-
municated to the police, the Peru-
vians al-ri\ ed on South Bimini by
aircraft sometime oll TIuelsday.


Mr Rahming said arrange-
ments are being made to have
the five men and two women
flown to New Providence for
further investigation by the
Immigration Department.
On Sunday, 17 Haitians were
discovered hiding inside a tent
in bushes on South Bimini,
about a mile away from the air-
port runway.
The Haitians reportedly told
authorities that they arrived at
Bimini onboard a white boat
from New Providence.
They said they were told by
smugglers to hide under the tent
as a second vessel could come
to take them to Miami.
A few months ago, another
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S\ll I iitu1 aIsk iL I, I'
SIu port oI) f i e I iitiisicsile ll i II1
working closely \ ih oul sec i-
ritv forces at innagula."
He revealed ihal in just one
week, tle repautia ioi of illegal
inlligrallls ol n toni flights fromI
New Providence' to Haiti cost
the ;llllul ;anll [people .$t Illu).ll).
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ister of State for Immigraiionl
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olflMaiilimnc AlTaiiS and Laii.,u
Dion Foulkes: Missouri Sneii
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the misisioi of the Del'ence
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ln br.ef Too officers to s


Discussion
on artist to
be held at
gallery

AN artist who recorded
the Nassau landscape in
colourful "naive" paintings
will be discussed at the
National Art Gallery
tonight.
Writer P Anthony White
and psychiatrist Dr Brian
Humblestone will tell the Joe
Monks story from their own
personal memories.
Monks, whose work is in
the national collection and in
the hands of many private
collectors, used pencils,
crayons and paint to produce
striking images of the Nas-
sau scene.
However, his own story
was little known, so Mr
White and Dr Humblestone
- who both knew him well
- will offer insights into why
Joe Monks worked so obses-
sively to create local land-
scapes.
The roundtable discussion
begins at 7pm.


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TWOI' of the highCsl i 11kin,
officers in thie Roval I allamias
Police FIorce will adtl Lrss t I
public on the surging level lof
violent crime plaguing Bah;tii
an society.
Senior Assistant Commnis
sioner Ellison (ireenslade amn
Assistant Commissiolne Miar-
vin Dames will be speaking it
the highly-anticipated HIlalsbury
Chambers free legal clinic oni
Saturday. September 22.
Beginning at I lam at Super-
Clubs Breezes, they will discuss
various aspects of crime includ-
ing prevention, protection and
assisting police.
They will also reveal trends
and statistics in their session,
"Taking back our nation: com-
batting crime".
"We are truly pleased to
have two of the most respected
and decorated members of the
RBPF participating with us,"
said Donald Saunders, senior
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der, robbery, drug bust, rape or
some other crime threatlenllng
our society. With SAC'
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Sex attack prompts call for tint ban


A NEW\ call went out last
night for a total ban on cars \\ ith
dark-tinted windows.
It followed a horrific sex
attack on a voting woman iat
Oakes Field.
People fear that dark-tinted
windows are being used as a


co\er for criminal activity.
And the airc urging that the
la\w be strictly enforced, ban-
ning evecrv veiclle with dark
windows Iroml the streets.
"'lhe Royal Bahamnas Police
Folce. in sparing none. should
crack down on all tinted vchli-


"As the Assistant
C.'. ,',in.'.. 'Coder; of
the It IM Department
I decipher diagnoses
and procedures to
,.. il, tdi, reimbursement
for Doctors Hospital,
/,. ,', ensuring proper
customer /,i'Siiu,
Rochecle IlcT tIor. (. cR


cles, making it the central focus
in their qliuest for iunscrupulotus
persons,"a reader. ('arvel Fran-
cis, told /ic' tribune.
"There are too many dark-
tinted cars oil the streets of New
Providence as crime in this
country worsens out-of-control.
When will there be a return to
applying the law to control this
unlawful practice?"
The call came after a young
woman was attacked after
"catching a ride" with a stranger.
The man drove her to an iso-
lated spot. then raped her with
the words: "I would leave you
here but now that you have
seen my face 1 have no choice
but to kill you."
Fortunately, the girl fled. Lat-
er, she spotted her attacker,
who was lurking by a bus-stop


with his car, wlih liad dark-
tinted windows
Mr Francis's call for action
coincided with new crime walrn-
ings from seC it i spe cialist Paul
IThonpson.
Hie urged businesses a1nd
home-owiiers not to kc'p' sales
on their premises unIless
absolutely necessary.
He said safes were a lure for
criminals "because, once they
know you have one, they inag-
ine that you must have plenty of
money stored there."
Mr Thompson also irged ail
properly owners to instal alarm
systems. These, lie said, helped
to bring down the ci ime rale by
aborting break-ins.
Mr Thompson, a former assis-
tant police commissioner. also
favors ;a tlItlii i thle old stop


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FEARS ARE growing thai cars will heavy tints ate being used for crim-
inal activity


and-search policy Io get
weapons off the streets
Declaring thie cunrenl rate of
stabbings unacceptable, lie said
}ountlg loileres lmust ibc
searched and penalised with


jail-time if found to have knives
or guns in their possession.
He also urged government to
heel up school security in the
light of recent on-campus vio-
lence.


COB international relations liaison appointed


to be a part of our WOW service team.


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announced that Valdez Russell
is returning from the world of
American academics to serve
as the college's international
relations liaison.
He will work out of the office
of research, graduate pro
grammes and international rela-


tions (RG(PIR).
Mr Russell copies back I|t ihe
Bahamas after 13 yeais it ilec
United States, the last six of
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to promote internationalism
and to cicalte li itful partner
ships with instilutiols around
the world, s;id the college in a
statement. "le was selected
because ol a deminon' raled
wealth of experience in estab-
lishing oppot tiunities lor stu-
dents to gain a last ol life in
other coun I ics.
Mr Russell's role at Ohio
State included partnering with
faculty nmemlers in co-ordinat-
ing educational trips to different
parts of the w'otld, including
Canada. Brazil. the United
Kingdom, the Bahamas and a
number of different part of the
United S iates
"The college wants to
increase its exchange pro-
griammlesll.'" explained Mrl Rus-
sell. so that Bahamian students
can study abroad and gain a
richer edutllional experience.
We also aim 1o enhance faculty
experience h\ establishing
exchange lopportunities for
then to decelip their research
capabilities lo i n semester at
anotherr school.
"I pal ticularly enjoyed help-
ing the smIdent to hioaden
theii experiences in and out of
the classroom and the trips had
an intense cultural aspect in
addition to intellectual and his
to1ical comcllponents: as a result.


the students gained up to 10
credit hours."
Mi Russell studied organisa-
tional communication at the
I ni\cisilv of Nebraska and for
some time harboured an ambi-
tion to be a TV anchorman in
the Peter Jennings mould.
However, after working in
the Unix ersity Chancellor's
(Office during his third year, he
became interested in the admin-
istrative side of higher educa-
tion and took a master's degree
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The 25-metre, eight-lane pool
cost $600.000 and was con-
structed in memory of Butch
Kerzner, who died in October
2006 in a helicopter crash.
Mr Kerzner had committed
to building the school a pool
during his last official visit in
April 2006.
Members of the community
are invited to make donations
to the fund, which will be used
to improve playgrounds and
other sports facilities in the
Bahamas.Cheques can be made
payable to The Butch Kerzner
Memorial Fund, c/o Kerzner
International Executive Offices,
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THE TRIBUNE


PA. 0I THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 2007


LOCALNW


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supplies and teacher's aids col-
lected throughout the summer-
long campaign.
The items, which were donatl-
ed by customers, John01 Bull
Business ('Centre and Starbucks
partners, including everything
from books and pencils, geom-


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During the presentation,
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manager of Starbucks Mall at
Marathon, said: "It is always a
privilege and great pleasure to
make a contribution to the edu-
cation of a child."
He also pledged Starbucks'


continued conimitment to the
school Ihrough futurL cncleav-
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"Santa has come to Claridge


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principal Angela Russell, who
was accompanied by vice-prin-
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Constituetncy

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children of the Bilney Lane
Children's Home to a day of
fun and mentoring at the Ardas-
tra Gardens and Zoo.
While at Ardastra, the chil-
dren saw the world famous
marching flamingo show and
participated in an interactive
lorry parrot feeding, which they


said was one of the highlights
of their day.
Staff at Ardastra gave each
child a small keepsake to help.
them remember their visit to
the Zoo.
Banque Alliance also made
a donation to the Bilney Lane
Children's Home to help allevi-
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PAGE 12. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007


LOCALNEWS


FROM page one

.Nipt liiliian anna, flanked by
( hIf Supt Burkie Wright of the
\\ 'sten IDivision and Assistant
Supi \\ alter \vanis. stressed
thai; the home of Mr Christie
\\A is"ne\er a target" andi added
Iiat the leader of the opposi-
tion was not at home during the
I':ne 01 the incident.
-A t no time was Mr 'Christie,
ot lie persons in his 1ouse,
uldcr anI threat of harm. ThIis
incident happened just inside
"l the gate, and lor all intents


Three stabbed
and pLurposs, we are happy to
say that (the C'hristie lainilv) is
safe," he said. "T'l'is under-
scores the importance of the
fact that the (IRBI'F) has con
linuted to gi\e co erag',e anid pro
section to Nlr C'hlrslie's resi-
delnce, not withstanding that he
is no longer in public office... as
the prime minister."
The tribune minade several
calls to M'r Christie's office, but
he was not available for com-
ment up to press time.


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)Officer I lamni rIv\'ealk'd there
was a repol ted history of "bad
blood" bcl\.ew'en the suspect a;nd
the thiet victims which i esi-
lated into the \ .,I.'nt stalbbing
on the ninth floor of the Shera-
ton 1otel, which is iurrent'lx
under renovation. Police said it
was still unclear exactly \\hat
motivated tlie stabbing.
Robert Sands, VP of exter-
nal affairs at liahaMar, con-
firmed witllh Te l'rilbi, ves-
terdiay morning that an "inici-


d t i.l1 0 1. Il ir'', ll, )i I I S l 1C I,1
lo ll I i uli I t. 0 l1, i 1i l it 1l I IC
illd 11 It I l )II s
*und> I -). l ic l i 'sli ',alio nl '
lie I Iuhil not conli1eilt o1n
the specilics ol lthe incident.
'ThIre imen ile currently hlos-
pitali/cdl at I'rinccss Margiaret
I losinlal due to Il C.e uly imorn--
ing attack. Police slated that
during the altercation a l)-year-
old president of Pill Road
receive\ d stall wounds to the left
upper chest and pelvis area, and


Guard Commander 'guilty of neglect'

FROM page one

been concluded.
Some Defence Force members complained that this treatment is
inappropriately harsh and that some officers had to endure living con-
ditions at the centre which were "almost as bad as those of the
detainees."
The nine officers who were on duty on August 23 at the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre were ordered to "stays put" for the inqiiryi into
the break-out and the consequent search.
While the officers left the centre during the day to carry out their
search, they were required to sleep on the )efLence Force premises at
night.
During the search the officers had ample opplortuni 1,run their
errands and make other necessary arrangements.
Five of the six escapees still remain at large.
Raysi llrencia Puente, Rene Medlina Martinez, Barbaro Mu iltilne
Valdes, Mariobel Constuegra Rodrigue/. and Edgar (Carde are those
who have not yet been found.
The sixth escapee, Rubidelvis Cala Merencio, turned himself into
Detention Centre officials a day after the break-out.
1 C1 returned with minor injuries.


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iis condition is listed as "ill".
A 30-year-old resident of Min-
nie Street received stab injuries
to the upper arm and his condi-
tion is listed as "serious", police
said. A 21-year-old male resi-
dent of Ross Corner, listed in
stable condition, received
injuries to the right forearm
dur ing the attack.
chieff Supt Wright noted that


thlie while the incidents of crime
were "ver\ I:wv" in the western
aleas coiln ted to othei areas
ol New Pio, idunce, the RBPF
had a "'paitIcuLla interest" in
construction sites due to the
increased incidents of violence
on the sites.
The suspect is likely to be
airaigned in court later this
week, officer Hanna said.


Woman's damages

FROM page one

lion that changed her life, she admits to feeling annoyed by the con-
tinuing delays. "This adds insult to injury, especially as the doctor
concerned must have malpractice insurance to cover such things,"
she said.
Ms Reilly, finance manager at Commonwealth Brewery, sued Dr
Philip Thompson, who was then chief surgeon at Princess Margaret
Hospital, after her surgery scars became infected because of neglect.
She twice won Supreme Court judgments against him, but then
had to wait three years for a court official to assess damages
Finally, in March this year, Ms Reilly's plight was highlighted by
7ih Tribune's INSIGHT section, prompting an immediate response
from the courts.
However, Dr Thompson lodged an appeal against the amount.
Now Ms Reilly is left waiting for a court date.
"They keep telling me to watch their website," she said. "Well,
here we are in September and still there is no date for the hearing.
So, ten years after the operation, I am still waiting for justice."
Ms Reilly's operation was carried out by Jamaican surgeon Dr
Leighton Logan. It went perfectly. But when Dr Logan returned
home, she was left in the care of Dr Thompson.
According to Ms Reilly, Dr Thompson went off to attend a con-
ference abroad, and left interns to dress her wounds. This was
done in the PMH burns unit. It was there, she believes, that she con-
tracted.the infection that changed her life.
Yesterday, she told The Tribune: "After all this time. I think an
appeal date should be set so that I can move on. It is very annoying."
Ms Reilly believes that corrective surgery in the United States will
cost at least $50,000.



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FROM page one
counter serious crime must he national ill scopie,
and must be centered in basic \ alues, ideals and Ira-
ditions on which r our munti\ is buill."
The assembly will bring togel hci \niouis slake
holders, including representltiivs Iini thIe chui clh:
police. ministry of national seuCrily: jildciai.ry: i cdia:
and medical professionals. Tihe pail tiipiints \\'ill dis-
cuss issues related to criniic,. C ime pi cM'eiCtioi ;intl
crime fighting, wiith the purplosI e l c at'l i llim 1n 1 tll
come Docunment of aclion-ori cntaltcd solutlilons anll
suggestions for police, governmicntl oficiias l nl lthe
wider community to ipolciltill\ iii plcinnll.
"The unacceptably high mmurdcl itie. I~gcllht'
with patterns and trclnds in olhci sciious C.riin,'.
including crimes against pet sons anld propeII t'iy. has
heightened anxiety, iimsecuritV and lfea ol crimii inl
Bahamian citizens and residents alike. MIi lu in-
quest said. "Unfortunatcll it has also piu a ncegali .'
spotlight on our country internationall"
Minister Turnquest further reimariked I hat the
Bahamas "must be seen as a la\\ abiding sa.ic all(
secure country, or it stands 't lose is share ii thllese
markets (global tourism and financial servicee) ti a
highly competitive global economy.'"
Acknowledging that crime is not a political issue.
Mr Turnquest also questioned the role ol \vidclLe
social groups and institutions in contributing solu-
tions to the crime problem.


FROM page one

the Bank of the Bahamas,
explained that the fake site does
not have a bankbahamason-
line.com address but an
"accountsalert.bankbahaiason-
line" one.
"It was recognized that this


Ministry event
"The crime situation raises issues about how suc-
ccsslulhl former inmates are being rehabilitated and
rciliteCgiitd ilto socicev, and whether the rale of
recidivisml is too high." he said. "It raises issues
aIbtut whletler as a country and society, we iare
doing all \vc caiW l tlo to iniculcate values anld morals
iloh oi(n 1childrenli and outlh, to make them stand
s'lonig iagalisl external cultural influences. It also
I;lss issues conicerniilg tlhe stale of our families iand
'xltndI d families "
ll TI IIqIIutlest will rap up the two-day Assembly
\\ith a cocnmmelnicml v on the findings of the sessions
and the overall O)utcom III ocunment. And, the min-
ister noled that having the Assembly does not mean
Ihat ithe government is seeking "to delegate any
pai of its responsibility for fighting crime and crim-
inality."
Rather, he continued, the approach the govern-
ment is taking acknowledges "that crime is not a
matter for the police alone," and that all stakehold-
ers must participate in creating solutions.
The ministci also took time yesterday to recognize
police efforts to combat crime, mentioning new
ellorts such as, the Neighbourhood Community
policing Programme, the launching of the Victim
Support Unit and the training of Reserve Police
Officers who serve on Family Islands.


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was a 'phishing' attack, a method
used by online fraudsters to swin-
dle people out of their money and
over the years it has been tried
and tested and it has improved,
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achieved yet, so luckily in this
particular case we were able to
inform our clientele very quick-
ly," she said.
Ms Forbes said that the fake e-
mail letter addresses recipients as
"dear members" informing them
that during one of the bank's reg-
ular automatic verification pro-
cedures a technical problem was
encountered, caused by the fact
Ihat the information provided
during registration could not be
verified.
The e-mail states that because
of this technical problem the
accounts of customers have gen-
erated some errors and need to
be updated.
The letter then requires recip-
ients to follow all instructions giv-
en in the e-mail by logging into
the fake web site.
"People can be deceived and
there have been reported cases
of this occurring at other institu-
tions throughout the Bahamas.
"At the end of the day we
have the security mechanisms in
place and we've informed our
customers and non-customers, we
are trying to ensure that the pub-
lic is aware that this is fraudu-
lent," she said.
So far. Ms Forbes said, there
have been no reports of Bank of
Bahamas' customers having fallen
for this e-mail trap.
The matter has been reported
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CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON 2007 2006 %CHANGE
M u rd e r......................................................................... ... 54 ..................... ........................ . . 50
Attempted Murder.................................................2.. ....................... ........................... 100
M anslaughter......................................... ..................... 0... ..................... 0 ...............................0
R ape.................... ................... .........................................8 1 .............. 53 .............................53
Attempted Rape................ ...............2....................... 14.............................79
U nlaw ful Sexual Intercourse ........................................ 165 ...................135 .............................22
A rm ed Robbery ............................... .... .... ..........524. ..................357............................. 47
R obbery...................... ......................... 112 ................... 147 ............................-24
Attempted Robbery................................. ....................... ... .. 1........................-18
SUBTOTAL ........................................................................972...................754 .............................29

CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY 2007 2006 %CHANGE
B urglary ................................................................................207 ................... 155 .............................34 .
H ousebreaking .................. ......... ................ ...... 1688...................1763..............................-4
Shopbreaking ....................................................................... 994 ...................927 ...............................7
S tealin g ........................................... ........ .............. 935 ...................938 ...............................0
Stealing from Vehicle ....................................................... 675.. .. ...427. ........................58
Stolen V vehicle ................................................................... 647 ........... 687.... .............. ............ -6
Subtotal ............................................ 5146.................4897 ...............................5

OVERALL TOTAL OF ALL CRIMES ......................6118.................5651 ............................... 8



Violent crime soars


FROM page one

entire years 2005 and 2006.
The 81 reported rapes this year has already sur-
passed the entire total for 2006 (72), and is virtually
equal to the total for 2005, which was 82. While, the
25 reported attempted rapes this year has already
surpassed the total for 2006 (23) and that for 2005
(23).
The number of cases of unlawful sexual inter-
course this year too seems poised to exceed the
totals for 2005 and 2006. In 2005, 189 cases were
reported with 208 cases being reported in 2006.
With 165 cases of unlawful sexual intercourse being
reported thus far this year, at this rate, some 248
cases would be the projected total for this catego-
ry of crime by the end of the year.
The increase in sex crimes this year coincides
with the report by the United Nations and World
Bank earlier this year, which revealed that three of
the top 10 rape rates in the world are in the
Caribbean: with the Bahamas said to have the
highest rate of reported incidents of sexual vio-
lence per 100,000 of population, per year. This has
led the Women's Crisis Centre to hold a regional
conference later this month to address what can
mildly be described as a national crisis.
The surprising increases in crimes against prop-
erty are led by a 34 per cent increase in burglaries
and a 58 per cent increase in stealing from vehicles.



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The full data for crime against property is as
follows: housebreaking is down 4 per cent; shol-
breaking is up 7 per cent: stealing is unchanged;
stolen vehicles is down six per cent; burglary is, up
34 per cent; and stealing from vehicles is up 58 per
cent.
The overall increase in all property crimes is 5
per cent.
The crime of stealing from vehicles this year
(675) too already has surpassed the entire total
for 2006 (599) and is nearly past the 2005 total of
698.
The much discussed murder count of 54 for this
year is already past the 2005 total of 52, and is
poised to surpass the 60 from 2006.
The Bahamas with a population of around
320,000 is set to eclipse 80 murders this year, join-
ing the company of some of the most violent cities
in the US.
Preliminary data for 2006 from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reveals Birming-
ham. Alabama with a population of 233.577 people,
had 104 murders last year; Oakland, California
with a population of 398,834 people, had 104 mur-
ders; and Newark. New Jersey with a population of
280,877 had 105 murders.
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Powerful earthquake shakes western Indonesia,



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INDONESIAN OFFICE workers evacuate their building following an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia,
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007. The powerful earthquake off western Indonesia triggered warnings of a
potentially destructive tsunami across much of the Indian Ocean region Wednesday, meteorological
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killing seven people, injuring 100
and triggering a small tsunami
that hit one city on the island of
Sumatra, authorities said. Tsuna-
mi warnings were issued for much
of the Indian Ocean region,
according to Associated Press.
The 8.2-magnitude quake off
Sumatra badly damaged build-
ings along the coast and could be
felt in at least four countries, with
tall buildings swaying as far as
1,200 miles away.
It was followed by a series of
powerful aftershocks, the
strongest of which registered at
a magnitude of 6.6 and triggered
a second tsunami alert for
Indonesia, the meteorological
agency reported.
At least seven people were
killed in three Sumatran towns,
Social Affairs Department offi-
cial Felix Valentino told the news
portal detik.com. Phone lines and
electricity also were cut. Most of
the damage appeared to be from
the quake.
A wave of up to 9 feet was
reported to have struck the city of
Padang about 20 minutes after
the initial quake, said Suhardjono,
an official with Indonesia's mete-
orological agency, who goes by
only one name.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning
Center also reported that a small
tsunami hit Padang.
Several buildings in Padang
were damaged and at least one
car showroom collapsed, accord-
ing to the news Web site
detik.com, which said people
were searching to see if anyone
was inside. It did not say whether
the quake or wave caused the
damage. Suhardjono said com-
munication with the area was dif-
ficult.
At least one person was killed
and dozens injured in Bengkulu,
the town closest to the epicenter,
local government official Sala-
mun Harius told El Shinta radio.
Residents in Bengkulu, where
at least one building was demol-
ished, said the quake triggered
panic and that people ran inland.
"Everyone is running out of
their houses in every direction,"
said Wati Said, who spoke by cell
phone standing outside her house.
"We think our neighborhood is
high enough. God willing, if the
water comes, it will not touch us
here."
"Communication is cut, we
can't call out," she added. "I don't
know how you contacted us.


Everyone is afraid."
The quake could be felt in the
Indonesian capital, Jakarta, 375
miles away, where office work-
ers streamed down the stairwells
of tall, swaying buildings. It also
caused tall buildings to sway in
neighboring Malaysia, Singapore
and Thailand.
The undersea quake hit at
about 6:10 p.m. (7:10 a.m. EDT),
the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was centered 80 miles south-
west of Sumatra island at a depth
of 18.6 miles.
"Earthquakes of this size have
the potential to generate a wide-
spread destructive tsunami that
can affect coastlines across the
entire Indian Ocean Basin," the
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
said, warning that waves could
hit Indonesia and Australia with-
in an hour, and Sri Lanka and
India within three hours.
It lifted the alert for Indonesia
about two hours later, saying
there was no longer a potential
for a destructive wave.
An official with Thailand's
National Disaster Warning Cen-
ter, Passakor Khanthasap, said it
had sent cell phone text messages
alerting hundreds of officials in
six southern provinces.


In India, officials said nothing
was felt in the remote Andaman
and Nicobar islands, some of
which are just 150 miles north of
Sumatra.
The Indian government issued
a tsunami alert for the islands,
and officials were telling local
authorities to take precautions,
said Dharam Pal, the regional
relief commissioner.
In Australia, the tsunami warn-
ing was lifted after only small ris-
es in the sea level were measured
at Cocos Island and the Christ-
mas Islands. But officials warned
residents to stay away from the
ocean, warning that dangerous
waves and currents could still
affect beaches, harbors and rivers
for several hours.
Indonesia, the world's largest
archipelago, is prone to.seismic
upheaval due to its location on
the so-called Pacific "Ring of
Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault
lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
In December 2004, a massive
earthquake struck off Sumatra
island and triggered a tsunami
that killed more than 230,000
people in a dozen countries,
including 160,000 people in
Indonesia's westernmost province
of Aceh.


Health Ministry says cholera

outbreak still contained to

northern Iraq but could spread

BAGHDAD
A CHOLERA outbreak in northern Iraq has so far been limited to
three provinces but could spread south, a Health Ministry official said
Wednesday, according to Associated Press. *
Since the disease broke out in mid-August, 10 people have died and
some 700 others have been confirmed with cholera, said Adel Muhsin,
the Health Ministry's inspector general.
Another 11,000 are suffering from such symptoms as severe diar-
rhea and vomiting, Muhsin said.
Cholera is a gastrointestinal disease that is typically spread by drink-
ing contaminated water and can cause severe diarrhea that in extreme
cases can lead to fatal dehydration.
Worst hit has been the city of Sulaimaniyah, in the province of the
same name, which has seen 4,600 cases of diarrhea and 300 cases of
cholera, said Sherko Abdullah, the head of the regional health ministry
department. Nine of the 10 deaths have been in the city, he said.
It has also been reported in the northern provinces of Irbil and
Tamim.
"No new cases have been discovered yet in other parts in Iraq and it
is not impossible this will happen, but we are taking steps to contain and
prevent the disease from spreading to other areas," Muhsin said.
Last week, United Nations Development Program official Paolo
Lembo said the outbreak was caused by the "inadequacy of the water
.supply system and deteriorated infrastructure" of the area.
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INTENAT le,


Japanese prime




minister announces




he will resign,




ending year-old govt


0 TOKYO
JAPANESE Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe announced
Wednesday he will resign, end-
ing a troubled year-old gov-
ernment that has suffered a
string of damaging scandals
and a humiliating electoral
defeat, according to Associated
Press.
Abe said he was quitting to
pave the way for ruling and
opposition parties to work
together to approve the exten-
sion of Tokyo's naval mission
in support of the U.S.-led oper-
ation in Afghanistan.
"In the present situation it
is difficult to push ahead with
effective policies that win the
support and trust of the pub-
lic," Abe said in a nationally
televised news conference. "I
have decided that we need a
change in this situation."
Abe, a nationalist whose
support rating has plunged to
30 percent, also cited the ruling
party's defeat in July 29 elec-
tions, in which the opposition
took control of the upper
house of Parliament.
The prime minister said he
had instructed ruling party
leaders to immediately search
for a replacement, but he did
not announce a date for his
departure from office. His for-
mer foreign minister, Taro
Aso, is considered a front-run-
ner to replace him, though Aso
said it was too soon for him to
comment.
The ruling Liberal Democ-
ratic Party announced it would
use a streamlined election
process to choose a successor:
Kyodo News agency reported
the party planned an election
for LDP president next
Wednesday.
The party leader is guaran-
teed election as prime minister
because of the LDP's control
of the powerful lower house
of Parliament.
The sudden resignation
came less than a month after
Abe reshuffled his Cabinet in a
bid to recover public support.
He had been adamant that he
would not step down to take
responsibility for the LDP
electoral defeat.
Abe announced his depar-
ture just as the government
faced a battle in Parliament
over whether to extend the
country's refueling mission in
the Indian Ocean. Just days
earlier, he said he would quit if
he failed to win parliamentary
passage of legislation extend-
ing the mission.
On Wednesday, Abe sug-


Move comes after


electoral defeat


gested that his departure could
aid bipartisan passage of the
bill.
"I have pondered how Japan
should continue its fight
against terrorism," Abe said
Wednesday. "I now believe we
need change. So Japan must
continue its fight against ter-
rorism under a new prime min-
ister."
The United States has
turned up the pressure on
Japan to extend the mission.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas
Schieffer met with Cabinet
officials, including Foreign
Minister Nobutaka Machimu-
ra, earlier Wednesday to make
Washington's case for exten-
sion.
The plenary session of the
lower house was to be delayed
until at least Friday, and the
opposition criticized Abe for
quitting just as the session was
to heat up.
"I've been a politician for
nearly 40 years, but I think this
is the first time that a prime
minister has remained in office
after the ruling party lost a
majority ... and expressed his
resignation right before par-
liamentary questioning," said
Ichiro Ozawa, leader of the
opposition Democratic Party
of Japan.

Ambitious
Abe, at 52 Japan's youngest
postwar prime minister, came
into office a year ago with
ambitious plans: to repair
frayed relations with Asian
neighbors, revise the 1947 paci-
fist constitution, and bolster
Japan's role in international
diplomatic and military affairs.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry
statement praised Abe for pre-
siding over a "clear improve-
ment" in relations that nose-
dived under Abe's predeces-
sor, Junichiro Koizumi, and
called for continued closer ties.
South Korea was similarly pos-
itive.
In Washington, Gordon
Johnroe, spokesman for the
White House's National Secu-
rity Council, said: President
Bush and Prime Minister Abe
have had a good working rela-
tionship. the U.S. and Japan


remain strong and steadfast
allies, and we look forward to
working with the new govern-
ment as it's formed."
Abe, whose grandfather was
premier and whose father was
a foreign minister, initially met
with success in fence-mending
trips last autumn to China and
South Korea.
He also passed laws bolster-
ing patriotic education and
upgrading the Defense
Agency to a full ministry for
the first time since World War
II.
But a string of scandals start-
ing late last year quickly erod-
ed his support. Four Cabinet
ministers have Peen forced to
resign over the past nine
months, and one his first
agriculture minister com-
mitted suicide over a money
scandal.
Abe's government also has
been fiercely criticized over
some 50 million missing pen-
sion records.
Support for the political blue
blood was also damaged by his
concentration on ideological
issues such as patriotism
and constitutional reform -
at a time when many Japanese
are concerned over the widen-
ing gap between rich and poor
and other bread-and-butter
worries.
In such a weakened state,
Abe may have feared he,
wouldn't have the clout to win
passage of the Afghan mission,
said Eiken Itagaki, a political
analyst and writer.
"He has run out of political
capital," Itagaki said. "So he
bolted, in the hope that a more
experienced successor can save
the mission, and sort out the
mess.
It also was a sharp reversal
of fortunes for the ruling party,
which has controlled Japan
almost uninterruptedly since it
was formed in 1955.
Abe succeeded the wildly
popular Koizumi, who led the
LDP to a landslide victory in
elections for the powerful low-
er house in 2005.
Though Aso is considered a
front-runner to succeed Abe, it
is not clear whether he has the
political clout and popular sup-
port to stop the LDP's slide in
popularity.


JAPANESE PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a meeting room after announcing his resignation at a
nationally televised press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007. Abe said he would resign, end-
ing a year-old government that has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.


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* GENEVA

GREAT apes have rich
emotional lives and share
strong lamilv bonds. They
laughs when they are tickled.
cry when they grieve. They can
make and use tools. They
think about their past and plan
for their future, according to
Associated Press.
But many won't have a
future to plan for. conserva-
tionists sav.
The Western Gorilla the
most common gorilla in the
world is now "critically
endangered," just one step
away from global extinction,
according to the 2007 Red List
of Threatened Species
released Wednesday by the
World Conservation Union.
The Ebola virus is depleting
populations to a point where it
might become impossible for


then to recover. Commercial
hunting, civil unrest and habi-
tat loss due to logging and for-
est clearance for palm oil plan-
tations are compounding the
problem, said the Swiss-based
group, known by its acronym,
IUCN.
"Great apes are our closest
living relatives and very special
creatures," Russ Mittermeier,
head of IUCN's Primate Spe-
cialist Group, told The Asso-
ciated Press. "We could fit all
the remaining great apes in the
world into two or three large
football stadiums. There just
aren't very many left."
The list revealed that the
Gharial Crocodile and the
Redheaded Vulture also are
fighting for a future. The
Yangtze River Dolphin's whis-
tie may have already been
silenced.
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in jeopardy, as is one in eight
birds, a third of all amphibians
and 70 percent of the plants
that have been studied.
"Life on Earth is disappear-
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do so unless urgent action is
taken," the IUCN warned.
The Western Gorilla's main
subspecies the Western Low-
land Gorilla has been deci-
mated by the Ebola virus,
which has wiped out about a
third of the gorillas found in
protected areas over the last
15 years.
"In the last 10 years, Ebola
is the single largest killer of
apes. Poaching is a close sec-
ond," said Peter Walsh, a
member of IUCN's Primate
Specialist Group, told the AP.
"Ebola is knocking down
populations to a level where
they won't bounce back. The
rate of decline is dizzying," he
said. "If it continues, we'll lose
them in 10-12 years."
Christina Ellis. coordinator
of the African Great Apes
program for the World Wide
Fund for Nature, concurred.
"Up to 90.percent of popu-
lations in northern (Republic
of) Congo and south east
Cameroon died with the last
few outbreaks," she told AP.
Female gorillas only start
reproducing at the age of 9 or
10 and only have one baby
about every five years. Walsh
said even in ideal conditions, it
would take the gorillas
decades to bounce back.
Electrocuted, killed in explo-
sions or ripped apart by boat
propellors, the Yangtze River
Dolphin is now "possibly
extinct." There have been no
documented sightings of the
long-snouted cetacean since
2002. An intensive search of
- its habitat last November and
December proved fruitless but


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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, by the World Conservation Union revealed tha
Gharial Crocodile are fighting for their future.


more searches are needed
since one was possibly spotted
in late August.
In Asia, the Redheaded
Vulture soared from "near
threatened" to "critically
endangered." The birds' rapid
decline over the last eight
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threatened Species released
t the Western Gorilla and the

irrigation projects and artifi-
cial embankments have
reduced its habitat to just 2
percent of its former range.
The woolly stalked begonia
is the only species declared
extinct this year. Extensive
searches have failed to uncov-
er any specimens of;-the
Malaysian herbin:the iastcn-
tury, IUCN said.
Only one species moved to a
lesser category of threat. One
of the world's rarest parrots
15 years ago, the Mauritius
Echo Parakeet, eased back
from "critically endangered"
to "endangered" as a result of
close monitoring of its nesting
sites and supplementary feed-
ing combined with a captive
breeding and release program.
The IUCN says 785 species
have disappeared over the last
500 years. A further 65 are
found only in artificial settings,
like zoos.
The Red List, produced by a
worldwide network of thou-
sands of experts, includes some
41,000 species and subspecies
around the globe.
The total number of species
is unknown but is widely esti-
mated at 15 million. Only
about 1.75 million have been
documented. Many will be
extinct even before they are
discovered.
"If we continue to destroy
the natural world, we are
undermining the very systems
upon which we ourselves
depend for survival," Mitter-
meier said.
"We would likely survive
the extinction of the great
apes, but they are symbolic of
our general mismanagement
of the natural environment,
which is now coming to a head
with the climate crisis, water
shortages in many parts of the
world (and) increased vulner-
ability to natural disasters."


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* BEIJING

BEIJING showed off its
new multibillion-dollar airport
terminal Wednesday a mam-
moth glass and steel structure
with a gracefully sloping roof
that the owners said is meant
to impress visitors to China's
capital for the 2008 Olympics,
according to Associated Press.
Terminal 3 at the Beijing
Capital International Airport
is a centerpiece project for the
Olympics designed to relieve
the overloaded airport's other
two terminals and accommo-
date the city's torrid growth
for the next seven years, exec-
utives with the airport's state-
run holding company said at a
tour for foreign media.
The terminal, which is
scheduled to open for testing
in February and full operation
in July, is outfitted with a
state-of-the-art baggage han-
dling system, a rail terminal
to carry passengers into the'
city and gates and a runway
capable of handling Airbus'
.huge A380 superjumbo.

Building
The terminal building alone
cost 21 billion yuan (US$2.8
billion), and 35 billion yuan
(US$4.6 billion) with all the
related infrastructure added
in, the executives said.
The terminal is an "impor-
tant non-competition venue"
for the Aug. 8-24, 2008,
Olympics, said Zhang
Zhizhong, general manager of
Capital Airport Holding Co.
He said it is intended to "give
an excellent impression when
visitors arrive at the airport."
A huge undertaking, the
new terminal, its runway and
most of the related infrastruc-
ture will have been built on a
compressed timetable of four
years.
-Construction involved relo-


eating 10,000 people, 50,000
people worked on the site at
any one time, 500,000 tons of
steel were used, and a plane is
expected to take off or land
about once every 30 seconds,
according to statistics provid-
ed by the city government and
the holding company.
"The scale was our biggest
problem," said Yuan Xue-
gong, deputy head for the
expansion project's head-
quarters.
Designed by British archi-
tect Norman Foster, the build-
ing attempts to combine tra-
ditional architectural elements
with up-to-date technology.
Its red columns and muted
gold roof are meant to evoke
Beijing's imperial palaces and
temples while the US$250 mil-
lion baggage system, made by
German engineering giant
Siemens AG's China sub-
sidiary, can handle 19,000
pieces of luggage an hour, the
executives said.
Beijing desperately needs a
new airport, with the double-
digit economic growth of
recent years outstripping city
planners' original projections
and stressing the capital's
infrastructure. The capital air-
port's second terminal, which
opened eight years ago, quick-
ly reached its limits, and long
lines for check-in and flight
delays are common.
"If you fly in and out of
Terminal 2, you know what a
headache that is," said Jeff
Martin, a Florida resident and
project manager for Siemens'
baggage handling system.
"There should not be that
problem here because they've
done a lot of studies on pas-
senger flows."
Passengers using the current
airport have increased more
than 20 percent annually, to
48.6 million last year, from
21.7 million in 2000, and the
airport has risen from being
the world's 42nd to 9th busiest


by passenger numbers,
according to the holding com-
pany.
When the new terminal is
fully operational, the airport
will be able to handle 62 mil-
lion passengers, a limit the
holding company expects to
reach in 2015.
In the meantime, with Bei-
jing's growth spurt to expect-
ed to continue well beyond
the Olympics, the holding
company is looking for space
to add another runway and
terminal to the airport, and
the city government has set
up a committee to find a site
for a second airport.

Glitches
Construction of the new ter-
minal has not been without its
glitches. Foster, the architect,
fought with Beijing city lead-
ers over colors for the roof a
muted gold versus a brighter
hue. The 16-kilometer (10-
.mile) light rail system from
the terminal to the city began
construction late and will not
be ready for testing until July,
shortly before the games, said
Chen Guoxing, the company's
vice general manager.
Villagers forced out of their
homes complained about
inadequate compensation. In
one instance, villagers hired
buses to ride to the city cen-
ter, 20 kilometers (12 miles)
away, to protest only to be
stopped by police at a subur-
ban intersection and forcibly
removed.
Zhang, the general manag-
er, said that all those relocat-
ed were adequately compen-
sated and said there had been
no appeals to government
authorities for compensation.
"The government has done
a good job taking care of the
villagers' employment, lives
and children's schooling," he
said.


Cc

A WOMAN wearing a safety helmet looks on at the new terminal of Beijing's Capital International Airport,
Wednesday Sept. 12, 2007, in Beijing, China. Beijing showed off its new multibillion-dollar airport terminal
Tuesday, a mammoth structure of glass and steel with a gracefully sloping roof that the owners said
Wednesday is meant to impress visitors to China's capital of the 2008 Olympics.


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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.



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PASTE
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ACROSS
1 Innocent rashness by
Charlie (6)
7 There's nothing remote about the girl
here (4,4)
8 An element of success at the
Olympics, etc (4)
10 They serve an arresting
purpose (6)
11 Stupid sort of angle (6)
14 Joined the police (3)
16 Having two feet, one gets quietly into
bed (5)
17 Regrets inviting sure disaster! (4)
19 The old fellow's done wrong,
accepting a silly conclusion (5)
21 Made to pay to find out where
England's capital is (5)
22 Is in a rage about
the smell? (5)
23 Tie things up with an effort around
the end of autumn (4)
26 Switch to a later
formulation (5)
28 A great orchestra's high point (3)
29 Watch out when some children are
calm! (6)
30 Honesty, say, in insurance? (6)
31 Fifty per cent of servants may be
soldiers! (4)
32 Creditor's possible executive
status (8)
33 A county, twice part of London, out
Harrow way (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
W ACROSS:1, Cove-R 6, TRuth 9, Leo-Nora 10, F-l-red 11,
Areas 12, F-lame 13, R-ever-ie 15, Din 17, I-ran 18,
0 Slu-l-ce 19, Fence 20, Lovely 22, Sale 24, Su-E 25,
Sli-the-r 26, Stole 27, V-i-deo 28, A-war-e 29, Eusta-ce
R 30,A-gen-t31,Edith
DOWN: 2, O-liver! 3, Eleven (XI) 4, Red 5, Angle 6,
D Tramp-le 7, RA-RE 8, Tra-GI-c 12, File-Y 13, Rills 14,
Valve 15, D-l-nah 16, Never 18, Scale 19, Flat out 21,
Ouling 22, S-t-ewed 23, Fe-rr-et 25, S-lot-h 26, Se-en 28,
Ace


DOWN
1 A curve in the road to a
London well (6)
2 Is such a man at the hub
of things? (6)
3 They can be hard to get to come to a
meeting (4)
4 Wounded bats going up to bed (7)
5 To put another way, find the sum (3,2)
6 Cooked for a large number when
under fire, perhaps (5)
8 Willing to play (4)
9 Allowed some little time (3)
12 A loaf of bread that takes some
eating (3)
13 An American saloon (5)
15 A mistake by the filletter? (5)
18 He's relatively like Remus (5)
19 Faint amount of sediment (3)
20 The more positive side of Alfred
Noyes (3)
21 Very hot urn in cafe use (7)
22 Charge lor treating cut feet? (3)
23 Where the Wanderers
rush ahead? (6)
24 Is she apt to open up when the lights
are low? (4)
25 Poet who needed a room without a
leaky roof (6)
26 Out-of-the-way ideas (5)
27 Cornish town you can tour around
with a redhead (5)
28 Antonio's heart is heavy (3)
30 Get out and walk (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Strip 6, Coast 9, Nuclear 10, Trust 11, Pecan
12, Costs 13, Entreat 15, Leg 17, Neat 18, Divine 19,
Heron 20, Carpet 22, Dear 24, Try 25, Remorse 26, Sneer
27, Radio 28, Timid 29, Dutiful 30, Cedes
31, Beret
DOWN: 2, Throne 3, Insert 4, Put 5, Allot 6, Captain 7,
Ores 8, Stamen 12, Cadet 13, Enact 14, Tarry 15,
Liver 16, Genre 18, Dover 19, Heinous 21,
Arcane 22, Docile 23, Aspire 25, Remit 26, Side
28, Tub


ACROSS


Swore (6)
Servant (8)
Region (4)
River (6)
Currents (6)
Obtain (3)
Valleys (5)
Report (4)
Lawful (5)
County (5)
Celebrated (5)
Complete (4)
Petty officer (5)
Information (3)
Beautiful youth (6)
Cruel person (6)
Scheme (4)
Standards (8)
Lecturer (6)


Eait dealer
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH
*Q54
VQ
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+J 109 863
WEST EAST
*KJ872 4963
V653 VKJ97
*AQ3 *J1084
+52 +74
SOUTH
*A 10
A 10842
*K95
+AKQ
The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead seven of spades.
What you can't accomplish by
normal means you can sometimes
accomplish by guile. Consider this
hand from a rubber-bridge game
where South stole his three-notrump
contract.
West led a spade, and South real-
ized there was no chance of making
the contract unless he could get some
assistance from the defense. So he
played low from dummy and, after
East produced the nine, won the trick
with the ace! This was the first step
in a campaign to bamboozle the
opposition.
Declarer next cashed the A-K of
clubs, trying to look like a man who


hoped the queen would fall on the
first or second lead of the sut. He
then played the ten of spades.
West grabbed the king and, under
the impression that his partner had
the club suit stopped, returned a low
spade to dummy's queen to establish
his suit. Declarer thereupon grate-
fully discarded his queen of clubs
and so made three notrump.
Of course, South was lucky to find
the clubs divided 2-2 so that the
chances of carrying off the ruse were
increased, and he was equally fortu-
nate to have encountered a gullible
West.
If West had paid more attention
to the cards his partner played
instead of what declarer was doing,
he might not have fallen prey to
South's scheme. East had played the
7-4 of clubs, in that order, as the A-K
were cashed, indicating a doubleton
in dummy's long suit.
By interpreting East's plays cor-
rectly, West would have been able to
work out what South was'up to and
would no doubt have found the
answer. A heart return, after winning
the king of spades, would have left
declarer without recourse, and he
would have gone down at least two
tricks.
The outcome points up once again
the importance of signals that help
the defenders overcome the natural
advantage declarer has over the
defense.


-1 iOW many words of four lefters or more can you
make from the letters shown here?In making a word,
.each letter may be used once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-
letter word. No plurals or verb forms ending in 's", no
words with initial capitals and no words with a hyphen
or apostrophe permitted. The first word of a phrase is
permitted (e.g. inkjet in inkjet printer).

TODAY S TARGET
Good 13: very good 19: excellent 25 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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PROFESSOR proof prose reproof roof roofer rope
rose sore sorer spool spoor spore


DOWN


Turning-point (6)
Road (6)
Drink (4)
Mobile home (7)
Smith's
block (5)
Angry (5)
Jason's craft (4)
Devour (3)
Friend (3)
Demon (5)
Cavort (5)
Biblical king (5)
Allow (3)
Deity (3)
Inhabitant
(7)
Amusement (3)
Type of hat (6)
Item (4)
Rubbish (6)
Consignment (5)
Of sound (5)
Girl (3)
Practice boxing (4)


Evgeny Vasyukov v Reinhard
Fuchs, Gotha 1957. Vasyukov
was among the best speed
players in Russia in the 1950s so
when Bobby Fischer, then aged
14 and newly crowned US
champion, turned up at the
Central Chess Club the
Muscovite was assigned to take
him on at five-minute chess.
Fischer won most of the games,
and 13 years later was again the
nemesis when Vasyukov was an
aide to Mark Taimanov who lost
0-6 to the American in a world
title candidates match. Sports
bosses forgave him, and the
now veteran GM still competes
in the annual world over-60


THURSDAY,
SEPT 13


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You shake things up at work this
week, Aries, and it ruffles a few
feathers. Moving forward, you may
want to keep a low profile and just
get your work done.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You will receive great news from
someone you haven't spoken to in a
while, Taurus. Don't wait around
for it to arrive, however be
active and it will surprise you.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
A big announcement is made by
someone close to you, Gemini. The
news is surprising and exciting. You
will be benefitted by what this per-
son has to say.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Don't rush a big decision you need
to make this week, Cancer. You
won't be satisfied with the results if
you do. However, just remember to
trust your instincts.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Stop worrying about the things
you have no. control over, Leo.
Focus on the things you do, like
your finances or your relationships
with others.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
A move is coming your way but you
are not sure if you are financially
capable of pulling it off. The stars
point to a very strong factor in all
areas of money, so go for it.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Don't be so quick to believe every-
thing you hear this week, Libra.
Otherwise you could get upset unnec-
essarily. Take things in stride because
you're doing well all around.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
It may seem like your emotions are
all over the place in the next few
days, but it's only a temporary'situa-
tion, Scorpio. Everything evens out
by Friday.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Keep two steps ahead of everyone
around you at work, Sagittarius. You
certainly don't want to be left behind,
especially since this is a drutial time
for performance reviews.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
A lot is on your plate, so it doesn't
need to be added to, Capricorn. Ask
others you trust if they can take on
some of your responsibilities to help
you out for while.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
That goal you've been aiming for
finally comes to fruition, Aquarius.
Enjoy the success and every moment
of the satisfaction it brings. Others
share your joy as well.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
A family member is in need of assis-
tance and looks to you for some guid-
ing words of wisdom. Feel honored to
have been given the responsibility.


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BUSINESS


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Potential Port buyer pledges to




create 'billions' in added value


* Fleming confirms offer made, with Hayward trusts agreeing to sell and meeting with St George estate set

Financial services, medical services and education seen as potential Freeport economic growth areas
'The people of Freeport have waited long enough'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A leading global
financial insti-
tution and
asset manager
yesterday con-
firmed to The Tribune it had
made an offer to acquire the
entire share capital of the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) and Port Group


Ltd, pledging that their vision
for Freeport would create "bil-
lions of dollars" in added value
for the city through a partner-
ship approach with its
licencees, people and the Gov-
ernment.
Roddie Fleming, the princi-
pal investor behind the Flem-
ing Group, told The Tribune
yesterday in an exclusive inter-
view that his group wanted to
leave behind the 'historical


baggage' now burdening
Freeport, targeting financial
services, medical services and
the latter's links into educa-
tion and research as industries
to drive the city's economic
future.
Geoffrey Richards, a direc-
tor of Fleming Family & Part-
ners, a wealth management
firm for the world's wealthiest
families, said Sir Jack Hay-
ward's family trusts had signed


an agreement to sell their
shares in Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation
(IDC), the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd holding firm, to a
Fleming subsidiary.
He added that the potential
buyers were also set to meet
with representatives of the late
Edward St George's estate
shortly to discuss the same
offer.
"We have an agreement


with the Hayward family trusts
to acquire their share capital,
and we are meeting with rep-
resentatives of the St George
estate to discuss the same pro-
posal," Mr Richards con-
firmed.
Mr Fleming explained that
the group had first become
interested in Freeport and
Grand Bahama iin 1993,
through Sir Jack and Mr St
George, who had approached


them to see if Fleming Bank
would set up operations there.
Yet the interest remained.
"There is a shortage now of
offshore financial centres, a
contraction of offshore finan-
cial centres," Mr Fleming
explained. "The fact that this is
a 'green field' area island to
bring in blue-chip financial

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Ministry launches new


domestic ad campaign


0 By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism
yesterday launched a new
domestic ad campaign "My
Bahamas, Let's Make It Better
Again" designed to highlight
to Bahamians the role they
play in the development of the
country's number one indus-
try.
At the official launch, held at
the British Colonial Hotel,
Tourism Minister Neko Grant
said the ministry revamped the
current 'My Bahamas' cam-
paign in an effort to create
greater awareness of tourism
issues and, more importantly,
healthy modifications in behav-
iour wb 're necessary.
Mr ( -ant said there are a
Number of issues that need to
be addressed domestically to
improve the quality of service
offered by Bahamians.
These include: the impor-
tance of always rendering pro-
fessional service to visitors and
residents alike, the need to
make more -entertainment
nightlife and attractions avail-
able to guests, the many
tourism-linked business oppor-
tunities that have yet to be ful-
ly exploited and the conse-
quences of allowing safety to
be compromised along with
the cleanliness of the island.
"These are the types of
issues that we have identified


and addressed in. brief
announcements that give solu-
tions to the problems and, in
many instances, also warn of
the consequences if we do
nothing to solve these prob-
lems," he explained.
The campaign will take a
multi-media format with
Bahamians showcasing how
they "Make it in Tourism" in
television, radio and print
adverts.
Partnerships have been
formed with the Department
of Environmental Health and
the Humane Society to address
the cleanliness of the island
and also the stray dog prob-
lem.
"Another important educa-
tional tool on the environment

SEE page 4


Bahamas 'can do even better'

on economic freedoms


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas has been
ranked as the 44th most eco-
nomically free nation in the
world by an annual survey,
althou 1h one Nassau-based
economic think-tank said yes-
terday that this nation "should
do even better" as its relative
standing has "progressively
declined since 1980".
The Nassau Institute said:
"Even though in absolute
terms its scores have improved,
the Bahamas' relative stand-
ing. among countries included
in the data has progressively
declined since 1980. Although
it remains in the top third, a
long-standing democracy like
the Bahamas should do better.
"Greater economic freedom
will benefit all its citizens. We
should all be vigilant in seeking
to ensure that our elected rep-
resentatives and others in posi-
tions of influence do all in their


Nation ranked

44th in world

power to increase it."
The Economic Freedom of
the World's 2007 annual report
gave the Bahamas an overall
rating of 1.1 out of 10 for 2005.
The Bahamas scored a 'per-
fect 10' when it came to having
no income tax, legal system
integrity, interest rate controls
and ownership of commercial
banks.
Not surprisingly, the areas
where it fell down were for
having price controls, where
this nation scored just four out
of 10p; foreign exchange con-
trols, where it scored 1.5 out
of 10; zero, for there being no
freedom to own foreign cur-
rency; and 2.4 out of 10 forth
size of its international trade
sector; and 2.7 out of 10 for
taxes as a percentage of
exports and imports.


$1/2m invested in three months


by John S George's new owner


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
JOHN S George's new owner yester-
day told The Tribune he had invested
$500,000 in upgrading three store sites
since he acquired the retail chain in July,
and was moving to segment its product
offering by setting up separate John S
George and ACE Hardware outlets at
Independence Drive and Lyford Cay.
Andrew Wilson, the retail entrepreneur
who also owns the Quality Business Cen-
tre (QBC) chain and a host of other
Bahamian retail formats, said he had
moved to establish separate John S
George and ACE Hardware stores at the
Lyford Cay Shopping Centre and Inde-
pendence Shopping Centre.
At Lyford Cay, the existing John S
George store was close to being fully con-
verted into an ACE Hardware outlet,
while the John S George format is being


* Retail chain moves to segment product categories by creating
separate JSG and ACE stores at Lyford Cay, Independence Drive
* JSG Wholesale moves to Independence, after Palmdale
warehouse sold to D'Albenas
* Lyford Cay, Palmdale upgrades completed by October 15,
with Independence opening end of September
* Chain looking to hire 20 more staff


relocated to another part of the same
shopping centre formally occupied by
Chamber House & Garden.
Mr Wilson added that a Radio Shack
outlet, for which he holds the Bahamas
franchise, was also set to open in the
Lyford Cay Shopping centre, the formal
opening date for all three stores being
October 15, 2007.


"All of that we have scheduled for Octo-
ber 15," Mr Wilson confirmed. "Every-
thing will be completed well in time for the
holiday season.
"In both the Independence Shopping
Centre and the Lyford Cay Shopping Cen-

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* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
Construction on the
Chub Cay Club in
the Berry Islands
has slowed down as
the developers of the $250 mil-
.lion resort scramble to re-cap-
italise the project following the
real estate downturn in Flori-
da.
Walt McCory, one of the
project's developers, told Tri-
bune Business that they had
put in place very extensive
infrastructure on the island
which cost them more than $16
million. This included an


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underground utility plant, five
large generators and a large
waste water plant.
He explained that those
improvements cut heavily into
their cash flow.
"We were relying on the
proceeds from each real estate
sale to go towards the project
construction, but since real
estate sales have slowed down,
we have had to pay out of
pocket for things and unfortu-
nately we do not have bottom-
less pockets."
Mr McCory said that,
because of the financial con-
cerns, the company elected to
slow construction down, but
stressed that there is no plan to
pull out or downsize their
plans.
"We are in the midst of
recapitalising. We are hopeful
that this can be completed
within 60 days, at which time
we expect to pick up the pace
of construction again."
Mr McCory admitted that
the developers are. slightly
behind in their payments for
the contractors on the island.
"We've paid over $10 mil-
lion for the work that has been
done already, but we have fall-
en a bit behind. But we are
working to catch up."
Mr McCory said they have
been open and upfront with all
of their contractors about the
situation and have asked for
their understanding.
"But we have nothing to
hide, and we are answering all
of their concerns and keeping
them informed," he said.
Mr McCory also stressed
that the developers had seen
a seamless transition after the
change in government follow-


ing the May 2 general election
and said that they looked for-
ward to having the positi' e
relationship continue.
He added that, while Chub
Cay is obviously experiencing a
delay, the project will likely be
completed on time.
"We had previously been
working at an accelerated pace
so, while we have lost some
time, we are .not too far off
schedule."
He noted that, within the
past few weeks, they had
begun to see an increase in
sales activity which makes
them confident that they will
be able to sell all their units.
The workforce employed on
the island had been reduced
from a peak of over 400 to
about 100 persons presently,
The Tribune had been told.
The area's MP, Vincent
Peet, had expressed concern
about the impact the slowdown
in construction might have had
on the island's economy.
Construction on Phase One
of the Chub Cay Marina and
Resort began in May, 2005,
and the first 57 villas were
scheduled for completion by
Spring, 2006.
The marina, which is being
enlarged to accommodate
mega-yachts, 'has been com-
pletely drained to allow for the
expeditious expansion of size
and depth.
The project includes a mari-
na expansion of up to 200 slips
with a minimum depth of 12
feet; 57 two-storey villa-style
homes; a members-only club-
house; marina reception and
sales buildings; a .ships
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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

series industry will
face tax increases of
8-12 per cent on its
exports to France and the
European Union (EU) next
year if this nation and others
fail to complete the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with Brussels by December 31,
2007, the EU Trade Commis-
sioner has warned.
Peter Mandelson told a
European Parliament commit-
tee that if the 76-member
African, pacific and Caribbean
(ACP) group of countries
failed to complete the EPA in
time for its scheduled imple-
mentation on January 1, 2008,
they would instead face the
less-favourable EU General
System of Preferences (GSP).
He said the trade benefits
ACP members would receive
under the GSP would be far
less favourable than under the
EPA, and The Tribune under-
stands that because it is con-
sidered a developed country,
the Bahamas would not even
receive these.
Instead, its exporters, such
as the seafoods industry and
Polymers International, are
likely to be exposed to the
EU's Most Favoured Nation
(MFN) tariff, which in the fish-
eries industry's case is 8-12 per
cent. This would increase their
prices and make them uncom-
petitive with rival imports to
the EU, and in the case of the
Bahamian fisheries industry,
cost is $60 million in exports.
Newspaper
This newspaper was told yes-
terday that Bahamian
exporters to the EU would be
in "uncharted territory" if the
Bahamas did not complete the
EPA by the year-end deadline,
something the Government
has indicated it is prepared to
miss in the interests of the


wider Bahamian economy.
The existing preference
regime faced by Bahamian
exporters is only likely to con-
tinue until it is challenged by
someone at the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) level, a
development that would then
expose them to MFN tariffs.
Head
Anthony McKinney, head of
seafoods wholesaler Paradise
Fisheries, indicated that he and
others in the industry had been
concerned about a Tribune
interview with Zhivargo Laing,
the minister responsible for
trade issues. The minister of
state for finance said the Gov-
ernment would not sacrifice
the wider Bahamian econo-
my's interests and rush to sign
the EPA'by its 2007 year-end
deadline just to preserve the
fisheries industry's duty-free
access to the EU market.
"At this point in time, I'm
speaking with the rest of my
colleagues in the industry," Mr
McKinney said. "We certainly
want to find a definite position
from the Government in terms
of what they're going to do. It
certainly is a concern to us, and
is something we will be moni-
toring as it affects our industry.
"It's certainly not a situation
we want to be in. It's not a
good situation for the industry
to be in. The Bahamas has to
promote its industries. How
many are there? What indus-
tries we do have, we must try
to protect and promote them."
The fisheries industry fears it
may lose $60 million worth of
export business with the EU,
chiefly France, if the Bahamas
does not sign the EPA by
deadline. The agreement is due
to take effect by January 1,
2008, and failing to sign could
cost the sector duty-free access,
raising the price of their prod-
ucts compared to rival pro-
ducers and making them
uncompetitive.
Mr McKinney said the


Bahamas was the world-leader
in exports of spiny lobster to
the EU and France, but if
Bahamian fisheries exporters
lost their duty-free market
access, a tax of between 8-12
per cent was likely to be added
on to their prices.
This would give rival export-
ing countries the opportunity
to seize business from the
Bahamas and reduce this
nation's EU market share by
obtaining duty-free access
themselves.
Mr McKinney pointed out
that Bahamian lobster was
already relatively expensive,
and if this nation lost its Eli
market, the only alternative
destination was the US. As a
result, the US would become
flooded with an oversupply of
Bahamian crawfish and other
products, causing a price drop
and fall in revenues and profits
for all concerned.
Money
"It's a lot of money." Mit
MNcKinney said of the $00 til-
lion in seafoods exports lth
Bahamas sent to Europe every
year, "and it's hard foreign cur-I
rency.
"It's not like other activities
where only 10 per cent or 5 per
cent of customer spend stals
in the Bahamian economy. It's
hard currency going into buy-
ing something that we're de\ el-
oping."
Signing on to the :P.-\
would also mean the BahamIs,
could lose $10-$14 million in
annual tax revenuCes through
allowing EU imports to enter
duty free, but it would be able
to maintain duty-free access,
for its exporters, and a $20 mil-
lion positive trade balance with
the EU.
Currently. the Bahamas
exports $66.315 million worth
of products to the ELU. based
on 2004 figures, and imports
$42.93 million. Some $35 mil-
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Facial reconstruction (orthognathic surgery, sleep apnea surgery, bony and soft
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Nlaster of Public Health, 2001
Columbia Uiniversity. Mailman School of Public Health, New York, N.Y.
Doctor ol De)ntal Surgery. 2001
Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science, 1996
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. Canada

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Medical Staff- Oral and Malillofacial Surgery, 2007
Harris lMethodist Fort Worth Hospital and Cook Children's
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Clinical Fellow, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 2002
Cornell Medical Center, New York
Lecture., oral and maxillofacial surgery, 2001-2002
Unicvrsity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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Ministry launches




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ad campaign


FROM page 1

front of this campaign will he a
new tourism-driven, eco-sen-
sitive column that will promote
responsible stewardship o" ur
natural land and sea
resources."
The proposed column, called
"Habitat Chat...For my
Bahamas," will probably
appear in The Tribune weekly.
Further, Mr Grant said that
the new campaign will target
students and groups on guided


jitney tours of major historical
landmarks in the Bahamas.
In an effort to help Bahami-
ans get to know their
Bahamas, the ministry has also
introduced a new initiative -
the Visiting Bahamian Jour-
nalist Programe (VBJP) which
allows reporters to travel all
over the country to report on
various islands.
This programme will help
feed the domestic tourism
thrust, he added, and is done in
partnership with the Bahamas
Out Island Promotion Board.


The new logo, created by
Kendall Major, features the
colourful Islands of the
Bahamas map with a gloved
hand serving it symbolises the
sophistication and dignity of
the service industry and that
all Bahamians are a part of the
logo.
The original 'My Bahamas'
campaign was launched in 2005
and the new campaign stresses
that there is still much work
that needs to be done.
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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.
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programming and administration.
6. Must be familiar with all phases of project management and Microsoft
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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.


NOTICE OF VACANCY

Excellent opportunities for career advancement exist in the Legal
Department of Port Group Limited. The Company invites qualified
applicants to apply for the position of Legal Assistant.

The successful candidate must have at least five (5) years experience
as a Legal Assistant in the fields of conveyancing, commercial
transactions and probate matters, and must be proficient in all
Microsoft Word and Excel programmes.

The successful candidate must also have:

1. Completed a recognized paralegal/legal executive course,

or

2. A minimum of five (5) B.G.C.S.E "O" levels or equivalent,
two ('" of which should be Math and English with grade
"C" or above.

R6sumes with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
BAHAMAS
or
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before September 30, 2007


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Dollar




gold


LONDON (AP) The US
dollar hit a record low against
the euro and was lower most
against other major currencies
in European trading Wednes-
day. Gold rose.
The euro hit an all-time high
against the US dollar on
Wednesday, climbing as high
as $1.3882 amid speculation
that the Federal Reserve will
soon cut interest rates before
falling back. The previous


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in July.
The euro was quoted at
$1.3882, up from $1.3832 late
Tuesday in New York. Later,
in midday trading in New
York. the euro fetched $1.3895.
Other dollar rates in Europe,
compared with late Tuesday,
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down from 114.30; 1.1843 Swiss
francs, down from 1.1893; and
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while the pound was worth
$2.0307.


Gold traded in London at
$708.70 per troy ounce, up
from $705.65 late Tuesday. In
Zurich, gold traded at $705.20
bid per troy ounce, up from
$703.90. Gold rose 20 cents in
Hong Kong to $704.85.
Silver traded in London at
$12.56, down from $12.60.


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Please be advised that our office will be closed
on Friday September 14, 2007 and will reopen
for business on Monday September 17, 2007.



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CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77 MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 year
Sold and is in good condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant improvements or deterioration
evident. The property is very well drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are
clearly delineated.
Appraisal: $167,580.00
The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining
Area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00

-"' - Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the
1st corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

1 All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney
home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry
room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and
front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
Appraisal: $235,638.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor's
.. Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000
Ssq. ft., this site encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom,
frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and covered
porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification
S- -- as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in
good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and
planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.
APPRAISAL: $153,521.00


SLOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known
Sand designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of
New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three
bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5
foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,400.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left again after passing
clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.




Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning.
This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities
and services available.
Appraisal: $37, 440.00


Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District of New
Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family single family.
Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.


BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family
development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the
property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine
indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.


APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises
approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.


NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning
and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete
floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east hardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant
and a hill over lookiny the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00


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NEW PROVIDENCE FREEP__


LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $258,000.00
...: The subject property
.'; con-sisting of 8,400
,' square feet is
developed with a
S' . .-.. :. ."7 : with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
,4 square feet and
Second floor area of
S735 square feet. The
; building is of sound
construction and
.-. completed in its
entirety. The ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen,
dining and family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one
bath, living and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier, turn left onto first paved
road opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with
chain linked fence.


Appraisal: $300,000.00


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



BOWES COVE OFF BERNARD ROAD
LOT D Appraisal: $50,000.00

All that lot of land being referred to as the plot and attached to
the end of this report being marked. The property is Lot D and is
situated in Bowe's Cove Subdivision, a said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence, Bahamas.
From Village Road heading East, third corner on the right off
Bernard Road, property located at the end of paved road. The
property is rectarngular.ih shape.
The property has an area of 5, 403 square feet.


No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES


Appraisal: $930,000.00
All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.'
Situate in the Western District
on the island of New
Providence.
Located on the subject
- pr rtu iQ a ly


S; property Is a mnewyi
S constructed single story
structure comprising 6,000
feet of living space with a three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.


FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00





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Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Curt, Bahamian North


LOT 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA


SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
Appraisal: $140,000.00


The. subject lot is
Nl & approximately 12,322 square
Feet. Situated on this
Property is a single story
;-;:' J- "' single family dwelling of
S. -, 2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
fireplace and chimney, a
Dining area, a full service
kitchen, a family room with adjoining laundry and storage room. A
hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three auxiliary bedrooms
with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in closet and private
bathroom.



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



DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00

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






ABACO Appraisal: $108,000.00
PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.


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kitchen and laundry room house. Thi
attention.


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


e structure


requires much


EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
The subject property is located
Son Kingway Road and is
developed with an area of
je. 20,000 square feet. Situated
Sthereon is a residence
1 comprised of 3,645 square feet
Sof living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, with laundry and utility
Spaces and a two bedroom one
bath guest cottage of 600
'-square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.


BAHAMA SOUND 10,
EXUMA


Appraisal: $20,000.00


All that piece, parcel or lots 12571 and 12572, Bahama Sound of Exuma
10, total area of 20,000 square feet. Bahama Sound is a sudivision
situate at the southwestern portion of the Forest Estate between the
settlements of Southside and Richmond Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.


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Wheat prices climbed further
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day after Ihe Agriculture
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dwindle to 33-year lows by the
end of the crop year.
Meanwhile, energy prices
continued their trek higher as
crude hit an all-time peak
above $79 a barrel. Industrial
metals were mixed, while pre-
cious metals fell modestly.
l1he run-up in US wheat -
which topped $9 a bushel for
the first time ever grows out
of months of robust demand
from foreign buyers, who are
shopping in an increasingly
tight global market and have
been willing to pay record-high
prices as a result. Wheat crops
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decline in gasoline supplies.
Light, sweet crude for Octo
ber delivery jumped 43 cents to
$78.66 a barrel on the New
York Meicantile Exchange.
after earlier spiking to $79.29 a
barrel. Gasoline futures dipped
0.26 cents to $1.9785 a gallon.
Precious metals gave back
some of the strong gains made
Tuesday. December gold
dropped $4.40 an ounce to
$716.60 on the Nymex, while
December silver fell 13.5 cents
to $12.70 an ounce.
Copper prices sagged on a
hefty rise in inventories and
after union workers at South-
ern Copper Corp. mines in
Peru postponed a strike.
according to a Dow Jone,
Newswires report. Copper on
the London Metal Exchange
fell 1.7 per cent, while the
Nymex December contractt
dropped 3.15 cents to $3.356 ;
pound.
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mixed on the LME.


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COMPLIANCE OFFICER

\Ve are looking for a (olmpliance O)fflicer \ho will he
responsible Ior ensuring that tile Comlpliance function at
our bank is in accordance \\ ith regulatory iNidclines.

The successful applicant \\wl:

* I lave se\cral \cars of relevant experience as a
compliance ollicer and a good understanding ol
Balhaaian and international compliance requirements
* Be the principal contact for our bank with all
regulators.
* Be able to develop and maintain compliance policies
and procedures.
* Be computer literate
* Be able to %\ork clfectively with other staff members

We offer an attractive work environment and a
competitive compensation package.

Submit resume and salary requirements in conlidencc
to: MMorris@HeathBank.com


* By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) The
signs can be subtle, like a
change in reporting require-
ments on a line of credit, or
they can be quite blatant -
the denial of a loan applica-
tion.
Some small business owners
are finding that credit has
become harder to come by or
that lenders have imposed
more stringent requirements
in recent months, the likely
result of an overall shrinking
ol credit amid a continuum of
mortgage failures.
Roy DiMarco. president of
Slarrison .eifer DiMarco Inc.,
a Rockvillc Centre. N.Y.-based
market in and public relations
firm, said thai since his com-
pany's line of credit came up
foi renewal recently, the bank
is requiring monthly instead of


NOTICE TO

THE GENERAL PUBLIC


Please be advised that The Corporate Registry of The Registrar
General's Department situated at #50 Shirley Street will be closed to
the public on Friday September 14, A.D., 2007.

Documents normally submitted to The Corporate Registry will be
received and stamped at the Registrar General's Department, British
Colonial Hilton, 4th floor which can be accessed via Navy Lion Road.


Normal business will resume on Monday September
at #50 Shirley Street.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

MANAGEMENT


17, A.D., 2007


quarterly financial updates.
"They don't want to extend
themselves too far. They want
to keep their finger on the
pulse," DiMarco said. "I guess
I don't blame them."
He's also noticed that banks
are requiring another layer of
scrutiny on applications. A
bank employee "now needs to
get another second approval
from his or her supervisor.
They are being much more
strict internally ... for obvious
reasons, based on the last three
or four months."
Getting credit can be hard
for a small business, even in
more secure times, and new
enterprises often find it's
impossible to get financing
from a bank. DiMarco has
found smaller, comm unity
banks more welcoming for a
small business than big nation-
al banks; he said they seem
more willing to lend.
A nationwide survey by the
National Federation of Inde-
pendent Business of its mem-
bers found that seven per cent
of respondents reported loans


were harder to get in recent
months. That's up from five
per cent in July, but NFIB
Chief Economist William
Dunkelberg noted that this is
still a very low percentage.
"We can't find anything that
says people are having trou-
ble," he said.
Still, talk to some individual
business owners, and they can
supply anecdotal evidence of
tighter credit.

Loan
Doug Lewis, owner of Allen
Creek Farm in Burkesvillc.
Ky.. said it was taking so long
for a bank to approve a loan
for him to buy eight furnaces
foi the houses where he raises
chickens that he had to turn to
a leasing company that was
willing to finance the purchase
of four of the furnaces.
Lewis said he's been paying
off a loan he took out nine
years ago when he started the
business, but the bank so far
hasn't given him an OK on his


The Brass & Leather Shops Ltd. has openings for
College Students looking for part time employment
& training opportunities in our T Department. Requirements are:
College Students with a minimum of 3.00 GPA
* Students Studying
0 Business
0 Accounting
0 Engineering
0 Science
Students will be trained in a number of areas including:
0 ACCPAC'
0 Microsoft Outlook
0 Excel
0 Access
0 Word
Students seeking to partake in this program must be able to work
a minimum of 24 hours per week
Duration of employment is six (6) to twelve (12) months.
All interested persons should e-mail their resumes to:
latoya mcphee@brass-leathei.com or fax them to (242)325-0070.


latest request. "I guess they
just got to be careful," he said.
He's still hoping the bank,
will come through with a loan;
if not, he'll go back to the leas-
ing company and seek financ-
ing for the rest of the equip-
ment he needs.
Deana Wallace and her hus-
band Gordon have run into the
kind of problems in getting
credit that new business own-
ers almost universally face.
When they bought a Sign-a-
Rama franchise in Flint, Mich.,
earlier this year, "we had a
tough time getting anybody"
to lend any money. Deana
Wallace said.
Wallace said the couple was
previously self-employed and
had a good credit history. But,
while they also had a great deal
of assets, "we're real estate rich
but cash poor," she said.
The couple had hoped to
obtain credit to pay for equip-
Inent they needed, but when
they were turned down, they
had to put more of their own
money down and pay interest
of 30 per cent to lease the
equipment. Wallace said that
earlier this year, they also ran
into resistance when they tried
to get a business credit card;
although they had their own
personal cards, they were given
a credit line of just $1,000.
"You can eat that up in a
day," Wallace said. Last
month, she asked for a larger
credit line, and was turned
down at first.
After Wallace threatened to
close the account, the credit
card company relented, but her
credit line is still a relatively
small $3,500.
What was particularly frus-
trating was the fact that Wal-
lace's business was paying its
bills on time, so had established
a good record.
"They're just really tighten-
ing the belts out there," she
said.
"I hate to see what they
do when people are bad pay-
ers."


Looking for:




Systems/Network Engineer





Qualifications Required:


College Degree
A+ and Network Certifications preferred
At least 7 years experience with repairing
and troubleshooting computers & networks
Good Communication Skills
Excellent Customer Service
Aggressive and Effective Marketing Skills


**Web Design Experience an asset.



Fax or email your resume to:


Candice Albury

Office Assistant/Training Coordinator
Lignum Technologies (Bahamas) Ltd.
Email: candice@lignumtech.com
Fax: 394-4971


Some small businesses see signs



that credit is harder to come by


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


CREDIT SUISSE


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PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007








THETRBUE TURDA, SPTMBRB1,S00,NESSli
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European





stocks end





higher


* By TIM FALCONER
LONDON (AP) Euro-
pean shares rose Wednesday,
paced by oil stocks after the
price of crude oil-reached a
record high. Telecommunica-
tions companies also gained
after Merrill Lynch suggested
the sector represents good val-
ue.
The United Kingdom's
FTSE 100 Index jumped 0.4
per cent to 6,306.20, while
France's CAC-40 Index added
0:5 per cent to 5,508.01. Ger-
many's DAX Index gained 0.2
per cent to 7,472.99.
Despite Wednesday's
advance, investors are still jit-
tery about the near-term out-
look for stocks and whether
the recent liquidity crunch will
pare back economic growth
forecasts and erode company
profits.
"Volatility is unlikely to
diminish nor are the volumes
likely to pick up before the US
Fed cuts rates but, once it does,
it is reasonable to expect equi-
ty markets to steady," said
Mike Lenhoff, chief market
strategist at Brewing Dolphin
Securities in London.
Oil stocks moved higher
after light sweet crude surged
to an all-time high of US$79.29
a barrel on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange following
news of a larger-than-expected
drop in US crude inventories.
The stock draw supports
concerns about a tightening
global supply and demand pic-


ture in the months ahead, a sit-
uation which even the Organi-
sation of Petroleum Exporting
Countries seems powerless to
alleviate.
OPEC promised to raise its
production quota ceiling to
27.2 million barrels a day in
November from 25.8 million
barrels currently.
In London, BP rose 0.7 per
cent, while France's Total
jumped 0.8 per cent. Italy's Eni
SpA rose 0.6 per cent.
Telecom stocks found favour
after the Merrill Lynch report.
The investment bank said its
top sector picks include Royal
KPN and Spain's Telefonica.
KPN shares added 0.4 per cent,
while Telefonica gained 2.4 per
cent.
Morgan Stanley's somber
take on the European airline
sector triggered a selloff
amongst airline operators. The
investment bank downgraded
its rating on Deutsche
Lufthansa to underweight,
from overweight, while Air
France-KLM was cut to equal
weight from overweight.
"Revenue trends are soften-
ing on long-haul routes rela-
tive to 2005-06, while capacity
growth is increasing and busi-
ness cycle demand is peaking,
in our view," said analysts
including Penelope Butcher in
a research note.
Air France--KL-M-sh-r-es -.
sagged 3.4 per cent, while
Lufthansa shed 3.5 per cent.
The UK's British Airways
tumbled 0.9 per cent.


Chipmakers Infineon Tech-
nologies and STMicroelec-
tronics paced a retreat by tech-
nology shares after US behe-
moth Texas Instruments late
'Tuesdav tightened its third-
quarter financial targets.
Infineon shares tumbled 1.8
per cent in Frankfurt, while
STMicro lost 0.8 per cent in
Paris.
Shares of Clarins jumped 8.3
per cent amid speculation that
L'Oreal. the world's biggest
cosmetics company, could
make a bid for it. Both L'Ore-
al and Clarins declined to com-
ment. L'Oreal rose 2.3 per
cent.
Tim Falconer is corre-
spondent for Dow Jones







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The Bahamas Agricultural, Marine
Resources a-:
Agribusiness: po

8th 11th November, 2007
Gladstone Road Agricultural Research Center
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

REGISTRATION FORM


Company Name:___ --________--__
Contact Person:
Address:


Settlement:


Telephone Contacts:
Fax Number.
Email Adldress:
Categories of Interest:
iTick all that apply)


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(For Example: Livestock: Sheep or Pig. R
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FORM: 19th October, 2007

Foi mjorei nti i milation contact:
Ms. Rena Ghlintn (242) 356-3100
Mrs Ria Lightl:,ourne (242) 322-3740
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$1/2m invested in three months by John S George's new owner


tre there will be a John S
George store, dealing in house-


Green Parrot Harbour Front, East Bay Street






TO ALL OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS


Due to extermination exercises please
note that we will be closed for
business on
Wednesday 12th September,
Thursday 13th September,
and reopening on
Friday 14th September at 5p.m. for
usual business hours.



*RBC
FINCO



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot II, Perpall Tract, situated in the
Western District on the Island ofNew Providence one ofthe islands of the
Commonwealth ofthe Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence
consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.
Property Size 5,280 sq ft
Building Size:1,843 sq.tt
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage to FINANCE
CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Manager.
Royal Bank Collections Centre, P. 0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked
"Tender 7598". All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.. Friday 21"
September, 2007.





RBC
FINCO



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Unit3, Lot#1 B, Blk#5, Seabeach
Subdivision situated in the Southern District on the Island of New Providence one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Condominium
consisting of (2) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Unit Size 1,135 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage to FINANCE
CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Manager,
Royal Bank Collections Centre, P. 0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked
"Tender 3482". All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 21'
September, 2007.

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FROM page 1


hold appliances and home fur-
nishings, and there will be an
ACE Hardware store dealing
with hardware and building
materials."
At the Independence Shop-
ping Centre, Mr Wilson said
the separate John S George
store would be located at the
site previously occupied by
Pricebusters.
The pre-existing John S
George store at that shopping
centre had been closed by John
S George's former owners, the
investor consortium formed by
ex-Freeport Concrete chief
executive Ken Hutton, about a
month before Mr Wilson
acquired the company.
Now, Mr Wilson and his
management team were re-
stocking that outlet, which they
are converting into an ACE
Paint Depot and plan to re-
open by the end of this month.
"That store is going to be
our depot, so it's going to be an
ACE Paint Depot," Mr Wil-
son added. "In addition, it will
also be selling hardware." The
ACE store is undergoing a
"total remodeling", with fix-
tures upgraded and added, and
new inventory put in place.
John S George Wholesale
will also operate from the
Independence Shopping Cen-


BAY STREET
L I I f A I ,J11 A LJJ 0 I S

5,000 sq. ft. building ideal for a restaurant
or other commercial venture. Includes a
secure vault, office and storage space.
Call 422-5065 for information.





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






TEACHING VACANCY
Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street

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




Applicants must:

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

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

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


tre, located at the Blue Hills
roundabout between Tonique
Williams Darling Highway and
Independence Drive, with Mr
Wilson yesterday explaining
that he had sold the compa-
ny's Palmdale warehouse to
the D'Albenas Agency.
Meanwhile, Mr Wilson said
renovations at John S George's
main store in Palmdale were
also expected to be complete
by October 15, 2007. "The way
the store was structured pre-
viously, a tremendous amount
of retail square footage was
assigned to storage,".he added.
"We've eliminated that, and
are putting everything on the
floor. There will still be some
storage and warehouse space,
but we've opened up more
square retail footage. We've
opened up more space to take
advantage of the height of the
store. We expect Lo be com-
pleted by October 15.
"To date, we've invested
about $500,000 between all the
stores Palmdale, Indepen-
dence Shopping Centre and
the Lyford Cay Shopping Cen-
tre.
"We're looking at refining
our categories of products. We
will continue our relationship
with ACE Hardware. We hope
to improve our home furnish-


ings, electronics goods and
major appliances."
Mr Wilson said John S
George was now looking to
hire an extra 20 staff due to
the store remodellings and
addition of two ACE outlets.
"We are now in need of addi-
tional staff due to a combina-
tion of retirements and people
who have left. We expect, in
the coming weeks, between
what we are doing in Palmdale,
Independence Drive and
.Lyford Cay, we will be expect-
ing to hire an additional 20
employees.
"But we are prepared to
wait to find the right employ-
ees. We want to get the right
people on the bus to take John
S George forward."
Mr Wilson added of the
store upgrades: "One of the
things about John S George
was always that it appeared to
me to be something out of the
1960s in terms of presentation,
and we hope to bring presen-
tation to the market that
responds more authoritative-
ly to the Kelly's and AID's,
and also in terms of product
offering."
The Lyford Cay ACE store
was about 95 per cent com-
plete, Mr Wilson added, and
would be completed in the
next 10 days. The store had
received new hardwood floors,
new fixtures, shelving and
counter tops, leaving it "com-
pletely refurbished".
"The customers that are
coming in are very positive
about the store, although it has


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


* .


been in something of a torn up
state," Mr Wilson said of the
Lyford Cay move. "They're
excited about the prospect of
having a hardware store there
to serve the needs of the com-
munity."
Mr Wilson said had had so
far been pleased with John S
George's sales since he took
over, saying they had met
expectations, although the gen-
eral retail environment was
starting to see a downturn.
"Retail is not as robust as it
has been over the past five to
six years. It doesn't affect us
as much because we're diver-
sified to a large extent, so
we're able to withstand down-
turns."
The John S George owner
added that refurbishments and
upgrades to John S George's
remaining stores at the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Centre and
Cable Beach Shopping Centre
had been planned for the New
Year.
Apart from QBC, which is
regarded as the largest phone
card dealer by volume in the
Bahamas, and sells cellular and
electronics products, Mr Wil-
son also owns the Radioshack
franchise for the Bahamas,
which he acquired about one-
and-a-half years ago.
Through Quality Apparel,
Mr Wilson also owns the for-
mats 1999 Broadway, Fashion
Avenue, Saxs, El-squire for
Men, and Just Kidding. With
the John S George acquisition,
he now employs a total staff
of about 200.


NVeu' Investment
Opportunities!


KING'S
REInL IESTeTE

Indigo Investment Opportunity


A unique opportunity to own 5 adjacent loti ;n this quaint gated
community Each lot measures 60 ft x 130 h zoned for 15 units
Amentiies include double tennis court and swimming pool. Was
$650,000, now reduced o $550,000 for quick sale.

Lot '70 Hope Town, Abaco Land for Sale
Large lot localed less than 300 h from ihe beach with partial ocean
views. Priced I sell at $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 stalling 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


Gillngam House, Montague, 4 East Bay Street
P.O.Box N 10414, Nassau, The Bahamas


PUBLIC NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

All Franchise Holders:

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE
LICENCING & INSPECTION

In accordance with the Road Traffic Act
Statue Laws of the Bahamas, the inspection
of Public Service Vehicles will be carried
out in New Providence and the Family
Islands beginning Monday 1st October thru
Wednesday 31st October 2007.

Owners and operators of these vehicles must
ensure that the total numbers of vehicles
covered by their franchise are presented for
licensing and inspection. When and owner
or operator present fewer vehicles for
licensing and inspection that is covered by
his/her franchise, the Road Traffic Authority
Board in the absence of proof will assume
that he/she no longer needs the franchise,
which are not presented at this time. The
Authority therefore, requires his/her to show
cause why 90(1), which refer to the
revocation of franchise in the Road Traffic
Act.

Further all franchise holders must produce
documentary proof to show that their
franchise is operational at the time of
licencing and inspection.

Controller
Road Traffic Department
L-_. .....-...


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Oil prices reach $80 a barrel




for first time after government




reports decline in inventories


S, By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil
futures prices I'rriefl' rose to a


record $80 a barrel Wednes-
day afternoon after the gov-
ernmenl reported a surpris-
inglv laige lrop in crude oil
inventories and declines in


gasoline' simplies aind refinery
ictivit\.
()Otil cci'e gy fniiln cs prices
;lso Ia0 1'.
'Th lii.' T'i I oin l ih- I 'Inetrg\y


Department's Energy Infor-
mation Administration sug-
gested oil supplies are tighten-
ing even as demand remains
strong.


A!:, ,'tl:ic Medical


Alltlic Mendical Insurallce offices
in I report and Nassau will be

CLOSED
li t 11Wponlb ii lic on


FRIDAY

September 14th, 2007

FoI: tho c riflication olf 1 encfits please
U- ,.' I' l'- tcil SCI se\ e hy dialing
/ S-2 (-. I or -(,0-8 19

q\ ill t ^onpeii
\1,,,"a'. s','vinitlr 17th, 2007
: N ,0 it.Il,.



.fif lIl ,% M', JP fif;ice caused.

Please hie ad\ ised that medical providers will
still I'' ,.,,. ,:,i ,. ,rit verification.


That's why oil prices are ris-
ing despite OPEC's decision
on Tuesday to boost crude pro-
duction by 500,000 barrels per
day this fall, analysts said.
Light, sweet crude for Octo-
ber delivery rose $1.48 to
$79.71 on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange taller hitting
$80 earlier.
Despite the rise, oil is still
well below inflation-adjusted
highs hit in early 198).
Depending on the adjustment.
a $38 barrel of oil in lSOI)
would be worth $%6 to $101 or
more today.
Oil's recent advance has
been largely due to specula-
tive buying by big invcstlmnt
funds, who are responding to a
price structure in which oil
contracts for delivery in future
months are cheaper than the
current front-month contract.
said Jim Ritterbusch, president
of Ritterbusch & Associates in
Galena, Ill.
That kind of structure signi-
fies tight demand in the imme-
diate future, and is a buying
incentive.
Investors who buy now will
end up with more oil contracts
later, when October futures
roll over to cheaper contracts
for delivery in later months,
Ritterbusch said.
"This is a market that wants
to run up on the slightest bit of
information," Ritterbusch said.
Prices were also being sup-
ported by worries a tropical
depression that formed in the
western Atlantic on Wednes
day will become a hurricane
and hit critical Gulf oil and gas
infrastructure.
"The National lHurricane
Center says there's good
chance that could gel into lthe
(1u1lf." KRilcrhusch srii_. ..t
In afternoon trading on the
Nvmex. October gasoline con-
tracts rose 2.62 cents to $2.0073
a gallon.
Heating oil futures rose 2.5 1
cents to $2.2078 a gallon on
the Nyvmcn. while natural gas
futures gained 37 2 cents I,,
$0.306 peC 1.000l) cubic tel.
In London. October Brent
crude gained 58 cents to $76.96


a barrel on the ICE Futures
Exchange.
At the puinp. meanwhile.
the average national piiice ot
a gallon of g;is inched highly
by O.1 cent l ierniglhl to 1) 2. '15.
according to AAA andI ilih Oii
Pl icc infor nation i vii.c.
Retail prices, which ilica;ll\
lag the futures market pIak,.i
at $3.227 a gallon in lat Mali.
In its weekly repiot on,
petroleum inventor Ln, ihe
'EIA said crude oil supplies Iel!
by 7.1 million barrels in tIih
week ended Septemiirh )/
more than twice the 2 7 imi
lion-barrel decline ana;lsits si
veyed by Dow Iones
Newswires, on aver;nlt.. h:id
expected.
Gasoline inventories ltll b1.
700,000 barrels, slightly mour
than the expected 500.00 h bar
rel decline.
Refinery utilization felc bl
I 6 percentage points to 90 5
per cent of capacity. Analysis
had expected a 0.1 percentage.
point decline. And ini-,ctories
of distillates, which irlude
heating oil and die,. 1 fuc!.
grew by 1.8 million barrel-.
more than the 1.4 million-bjr-
rel increase analysts had
expected.
Crude imports fell hb
674.000 barrels a day o: .-, -
age last week to 9.-'' niiii,n
barrels, while ga-linm' in ,i
fell an average of 20', .(tti) Iu
rels a day to 1.02 trilii !,hI-
rels a day.
Demand for x o ~l:n; j.._- -
aeed i ',ii -a '' .tii i i ri''- :
da\ o\'el IItv ir-b loI '.'.ir ,.t;',..
cear, FIA sii.d
Oil ', in nip hasg pcpi.cxed
-oriIe ,in s;i\ '. io ..\ i.' t
d lcm ,It J I tO ',l r iI, I i !
"\\ c'rc ;t Icen i' but it
does, l appeat iW' .tc tiin-
-:ble ''and n. ihip i lidtge Li1-.'i) P
pot ltolio imlaii.ger it Jlohtn
Hancock Financial Securities
in Boston.
Indeet. the i'a i:. 1
Inilerna ltt i a L ,c -'\ ,', '' .
,1 1 \\. s \ 1t '.'i r,' ,
dein;>nd orc'cast'- fllor \ ',il
and nexl


CACIQUE


To all our valued customers. please


be advised that the
Cacique International


Companies,
location only,


Imagine


offices of
Group of
Buildking


will be closed


for inventory taking on Thurnday
September 13th, 2007.
We regret any inconvenience that
this may cause. We will re-open to
serve you o0n Friday, September
14th 2007.


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Technology Project Leader


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to our Deputy Technology Head the position Is
responsible for all phases of the technology project manigpinent
lifecycle. Key responsibilities include documenting siness
requirements, preparing project plans, writing technic.ia'des9gn
documents, coordinating production support, overseeing user
acceptance testing and managing all related project estimai- a.
financial budgets. Additional responsibilities inc:lde en ii ,
adherence to all internal technology standard< a-id oni'.;s
information security requirements and any related porices


KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED


Candidates must possess a Bachelors degree in Inl)ormnli il
Technology, Engineering, or a related field and a minimum i'o
to seven years of related experience. Additionally Mictisoft
Certification (MCP or higher), solid knowledge or Oracle and SQL
databases, and experience with vendor
management are assets. Excellent project management skils.
strong oral and written communication skills, and proved
leadership skills will round out the ideal candidate.


Interested Bahamians are encouraged to
apply.


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9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

At British Colonial Hilton

Blue Shark Golf Course at

South Ocean

Is hiring the following:



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Food & Beverage Servers

Golf Shop Associates

Cook



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Interviews will be

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007, PAGE 13B


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PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


Potential Port buyer pledges to create




'billions' in added, valueC


PORT, from page 1

institutions is a strong attrac-
tion to is, and still is."
He described Freeport's
potential as an international
financial services hub as
"huge", with "billions and bil-
lions of dollars" and assets
brought into Grand Bahama
through attracting leading asset
management and wealth man-
agement firms, plus private


banks, to establish themselves
on the island.
The key, Mr Fleming, would
be to attract a critical mass of
between five to eight top-notch
financial institutions to locate
operations or subsidiaries in
Freeport, generating a critical
mass that would help to attract
others to the city.
"It's a huge opportunity," he
explained.. "A group of like-
minded institutions and indi-


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Telephone: 380-8027




A leading lawfirm 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


viduals bringing in Iheir own
expertise and client base."
"We would be the lead. \We
would bring to bear all our
relationships and partner-
ships." Mr Richards added.
Mr Fleming said the group
had "a fantastic brand name",
having achieved the status of
being among the top 10 equity
fund managers in the world at
the turn of the century, with
offices in 42 countries and 22
different joint ventures in dif-
ferent parts of the world. It
was also the largest indepen-
dent investment bank in Asia.
and had relationships with the
likes of Standard Chartered
and Hutchison Whampoa.
Its experience in emerging
markets is likely to stand it in
good stead should it succeed
in acquiring the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, Mr Fleming
saying it would target indus-
tries and companies in Asia,
India, China and Africa as
potential partners for joint ven-
tures and other business
opportunities in Freeport.
Mr Fleming said another tar-
get market that held huge
potential for Freeport was
health and medical services,
with some $600-$700 million a
year being invested worldwide
into,medical research and
development. This also held
out the potential for strong
links with education, hospitals
and universities.
Mr Fleming said his group
had the added advantage of
having as a close family friend
and adviser Sir Roger Gibbs,
chairman of the Wellcome
Trust, the world's largest med-
ical le foundation, which had
seen its assets increase from
$270 million to $15 billion in
14 years.
"Then the other interesting
thing to see in that area is edui-
cation and the overlap \\ith
medical research, hospitals and
education." Mr Fleming said.
indicating that targeting med-
ical services for Freeport. could
also help to attract ulliversities
and higher education institu-
--tifs to Grand B.[.tma.
llf me thlt is,Iry appeal-


ing. To do i t iighl. \\; inl oi
d ac l wv illh isnIolI'ine ;l Ilir 1(i
of the l ;11i k l wl il \\ ill I 1 lc 1'i.
the project and lwlp lin ,iiic
it."
Recreation \ ias "t li I iill
of the global ecoClkmiyl". Mxl
Fleming added. "'We '.v;ln to
concentrate very much at Ilie
top end of the resort inlustr ",
indicating that Flleming w\ou ld
look to revive Freeport's hotels
and tourist industry.
When asked what impact
Fleming's plans would have onc
the Freeport econoilm. vMr
Fleming said: "It's huge. \W,
can't put a figure on it, 'lit onel
can say it's billions and millions
of dollars in value and hbne-
fits that can he created from
this."
When it came to Ilcning's
own proposed investlienit in
Freeport, Mr Flemnig repliecd:
"It'll be hundreds of millions o1'
dollars. It needs to he huge."
Mr Fleming said his coiipa-I
ny would not look to split the
private, profit making side that
is Port (Group Ltd by divest-
ing the G(IPA's quasi-gov l In-
menlal. licensing 1and !regula-
tory functions to ;anolh_'i (\\ II
crship cnti y. Insl ead. I'leinine
is proposing Io -"ling llence t
regulatory side in tChinese
walls". much as is done in tlih
financial services industry,
bringing in separate people io
run it and adhere to the kc\
corporate govelrnance plinl i-
ples.
Fleming w\as also committed
to ownership diversification in
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd by giving Bahamian citi-
zens and inllsti lions lle 1 bih -
ty to buy sha1es at sotlice poiin.
with a combln ind riiiii stak
of 5-10 peI cent likcl\ to hI
offeredL iniliall\. N I I 'iii
said the gno1 p siru1 tcl Ri iti i
ha.e to be chlanlged bI'lcie lihr
happened, though.l
lThe first tiling is ito pli k
the history. \\ dcl n'i \\ arl,
lh \it. h h 1 li ,iing s ,l Ai.i 1'it
\ious C\ len ,s ia the CiHI \1
" heni it is t) esabli-h 1 plr!
forill rnid iiril li i lu Il ',l
deLp-pL ckeld plLrl P ia .i is \ Iv.'
brin in \ .il t d cJri I -, i


NIK ON C

pricing Information As Of: C FA L
NVednesday 12 September 2007


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11.00
7.50
0.70
1.50
1.20
9.40
1.80
11.35
4.70
2.20
5.54
11.51
13.69
5.18
0.54
7.10
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14.60 12.25 Bahamas Supermar*.ets
10.14 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings
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0.55 0.40 RND Holdings
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9.50 9.50
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3.74 3.74
1.62 1.62
10.80 10.91
3.10 3.10
15.54 15.64
6.05 5.99 -C
2.31 2.31
6.18 6.18
12.77 12.77
14.65 14.67
6.10 6.10
0.70 0.70
7.25 7.25
10.01 10.05
10.00 10.00
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3.3402 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.3402"*
2.8869 2.4606 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.886936^**
1.2698 1.1923 Colina Bond Fund 1.269803"*
11.6581 11.1622 Fidelity Prime income Fund 11.6581""
S' .. .;:.'. -:-, . FINDEX CLOSE 650.56 / YTO 14.62% / 2006 34.47%
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62wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Solllngl pi<;- nf Colnlii .,lillflilty
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Liast Pri.o Li.,il Ii.rl IovH-II IInIllli ll.,i 'i.
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Wokly Vol Irdin vuluri, l tih pllor wio, v
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A coinpany'b rlopiiil ,uilnis pnr iiharo f11 1htl l...t I I iI.hI
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Nat As-.t V.;luo
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",[HI 'l C;isr. l xrcllnci and 'iptr
< iiii l i l ltl i' aisou :i kel It '
, 1 ii i\ ilvf i Ih w hxfi l if
I rccpoli. iland people \\ill h l
.ible I see Ith iprlc ) icss..
leinin ll.' :iadd :d. \1 (L i ld
seek only tlie Ib'sl pol'nlirill
partners who ,had hLf invcstx -
mlient capital and were cu)m-l
milled to 1'reeport for ihc
iong-tCrn). as it would be. 1 lie
important thiing is that it"s a
shared vision and all subscribe
1i) it.." Mr I ieming said.
One potential stumiblingll

lion is tih cui rrei nti I Hahamia
SLiprel C('u I't injunction Ili:0
prevents Sir Jack. and alny
investment vehicles hlie controls
or has an interest in, such as
ICD, fl'roll selling shares in the
C(IPA and Port (Group LLtd.
I lowievcr. Jalmes ('haplman,
ani attorney with (ivCayman
Islands law firm Bodden &
Bodden, said the injunction
prteventing Sir Jack from iell-
ing his shares had been
obtained via an 'ex parle' helar-
ing. indicating its iremilovial
would he sought when chail-
lenge!d at a Sepl iemb .'7.
200(7, hearing belorcl .1 u1st ice
Anita tAllen.
The SI C(eorn'e estate is also
attempting to ohain a court_()ll
order foicing Sir lack, or enti-
ties controlled by him. to sell
his GB3PA and Port Group Ltd
shares to them. Another partly
tl;hat has offered to acquire
both Sir Jack's and the St
George estate's shares is I long


I .o, l--hasid Hlutchison Wham-
P;o,( which has invested $1 bil-
liron in equity into Grand
BIahama. via its ownership
positions in the Freeport Con-
tI;in-rr Port, Freeport Harbour
Company. Grand Bahama
Development Company and
()Our Lucaya resort.
Yet the Fleming Group offer
holds ihe prospect of injecting
!ir.s blood and ideas into
IFreport, the company able to
capitallisc on its brand name,
international reputation and
contacts to attract leading
iMdlLuhriecs and ''top class peo-
ile" to Freeport.
Mr Richards yesterday dis-
missed allegations that Rick
I layward, Sir Jack's son, or
ousted GBPA chairman
Ilannes Babak were involved
with their acquisition offer,
saying neither had any finan-
cial stake in what was a pro-
posal coming solely from Flem-
ing.
"()ur integrity was trashed
be fore we arrived," Mr
Richards said, referring to
claims by the St George
etalces attorney, Fred Smith,
that Fleming was financing a
hid by Rick and Mr Babak to
acquire Sir Jack's shares.
"We have no agreement
with them:" Mr Richards said.
Fleming was not 'fronting' for
the duo. and neither of them
had any equity stake in its pro-
posal or would sit on any
Board structures should the
acquisition succeed.


NOTICE
NO iCE Is hereby given that ITALIA ANNESTIN #28 YOUNG
HUSBAND, GENERAL DELIVERY, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citienship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
rcistlrtion, iiaturaia, tion should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from tlie 13TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible
tor Nationality ai.d Ciliz-inship P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,
Baalimnas.

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.... NOTICE

NOTICE is heieby give that PHILOMENE EDOUARD-
MILLER-ALEXIS OF MARSH HABOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows a:iy :eason why tegistration! naturalization should
not be granted. should s-end a w itten a id signed statement
of the facts within twen ty-eight days from the 6TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship. PO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

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




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHARLENE BROWN OF
GOLDEN GATES #2, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Mil'd:,toi rto responsible foi Nationalitv and Citizenship, for
recisitr tion l I all li:ation .) : .i : oi i of The Bahamas, and
that any poison who knhi\v.o an reaon why registration/
1)atralization should ino Ie aunlt:i. shouLld send a written
and signed statement I1n lit ftiots within twenty-eight days
finoi tlhe 13TH day oi SEPi'EMBER, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality aind Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147,
Nassau, B3arallhas.

NOTICE



N( I i- I1 heehy qlivei Iiha1 PHIILOMENE GULCE OF MIAMI
STIEET, NASSAU. BAH!\iMAS. is applying to the Minister
c.'po s ble io Ntino;n: I and Citizenship, for
iti lSr ot ,' ttlfuial 2.i' ;i (.7 I t1:,, 1t ot I hie Bahamas, and
1thI( any person ,ii '.,reows a n :eason why registration/
n, iturnalial ioi0 should n;ot i( :,;iewnted, should send a written
ind siedsii statement t ot tt,>' ifacts within twenty-eight days
from the 13TH day of SEPTEMPER, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality :ind Citizienship. PO.Box N-7147,
Nassat, Paihanicts



~IF' NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
l 10 PLublic is herlehvj av!\iis (l !!t I, KATRINA MICHELLE
NIXON of PO Ro, CH I- ;: 6i. io. Nassau, Bahamas, intend
to clrnIel my in iaii SCENTRYS KATRINA VOY-ARC.
if tirelie are r yv ojocliiois to this change of name by
D)oed Iloll. you may im ito su;ich objections to the Chief
P;slport Officoi P.O.B3\ N 7.1:'. Nassau, Bahamas, no
later than thii ty (30) iays', afteo the date of publication of
this police.
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VIRTUE Dance Academy


Now REGISTERING

DANCERS

Aoe 3- A ul


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is seeking to hire a

Utilities Operator
The successful applicant should possess the following:

V High school diploma with BGCSE in Math. English
and in one of the sciences or the equivalent.

V At lease three years experience in olperition ni ulili h
equipment (Boilers, Cooling Plant. Compressor's or
similar equipment).

V Basic computer skills necessary (Excel' spreadshleets

The ideal candidate must be a team player and killing to
work in a three shift rotation system.

Kindly fax resumes to the
Human Resource Manager at 302-2939


Abaco llarkels
Bahamas Property Fund
SBank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
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CUSTOMERS ENTER a Burger King Restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida. Burger King has pledged to offer healthier fast-food items for American children under 12 years of age, with plans to sell and market flame-
broiled Chicken Tenders and apples cut to resemble thick-cut french fries.


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* By ADRIAN SAINZ
AP Business Writer
MIAMI (AP) Burger
King pledged Wednesday to
offer healthier fast-food items
for children under 12, with
plans to sell and market flame-
broiled Chicken Tenders and
apples cut to resemble thick-
cut french fries.
Burger King Holdings Inc.,
the world's second largest
hamburger chain, said it has
set nutritional guidelines to fol-
low when targeting children
under 12 in advertising, includ-
ing limiting ads to Kids Meals
that contain no more than 560
calories, less than 30 per cent
of calories from fat and no
more than 10 per cent of calo-
ries from added sugars.
In that vein, Burger King is
building a Kids Meal that will
contain the flame-broiled Ten-
ders, organic unsweetened
applesauce and low-fat milk,
for a total of 305 calories and
8.5 grams of fat. It will be avail-
able in restaurants sometime
in 2008, the company said.
The fast-food chain is also
developing what it calls BK
Fresh Apple Fries. The red
apples are cut to resemble
french fries and are served in
the same containers as fries,
but they are not fried and are
served skinless and cold.
"We not only want to bet-
ter inform parents and kids
about these new menu options
but also to demonstrate
through product innovation
that better-for-you foods can
be fun and taste good," said
John Chidsey, Burger King's
chief executive.
Serving
The 2.4-ounce serving of
Apple Fries will have 35 calo-
ries, the company said. A small
serving of Burger King french
fries has 230 calories and 13
grams of fat, according to
Burger King's Web site.
Burger King will use US
grown apples that are cut and
packaged in a sterile environ-
ment and subjected to a pre-
wash that contains lemon to
keep them from turning
brown, said Burger King
spokesman Keva Silversmith.
The Miami-based company
will continue to offer its fried
Chicken Tenders on its menu.


The flame-broiled Tenders
have 145 calories and six grams
of fat per four-piece children's
serving. A four-piece serving
of fried Tenders has 170 calo-
ries and 10 fat grams.
Miriam Pappo, a registered
dietitian and nutritionist, said
the move is part of a trend to
offer healthier products at
restaurants as people become
more aware of nutrition and
take interest in exactly what
they are eating.
Trend
"It's a good trend. The actu-
al ultimate solution is still to
eat less fast food," said Pap-
po, clinical nutrition manager
at Montefiore Medical Center
in New York. "It will only be
successful if it tastes good and
it will only be successful if it
fills the child up."
Long criticized for a lack of
healthier options, several
quick-service food chains in
recent years have developed
items for those seeking fast
access to a less-expensive meal
that has fewer calories and less
fat than a burger, french fries
and a soda.
Burger chain leader McDon-
ald's Corp. offers apple slices
with a low-fat caramel dip and
low-fat milk in its Happy
Meals, while offering salads
and fruit parfaits on its regular
menu. Wendy's International
Inc. offers salads, yogurt with
granola and mandarin oranges.
Burger King also sells salads
and has a veggie burger. It did
not reveal a price for its new
children's items because food
and paper costs have not been
set, Silversmith said.
Ronni Litz Julien, a Miami
nutritionist and author, praised
Burger King but said it was the
responsibility of parents to
teach their children to eat
healthier.
"I'm elated with the idea
that they are paying more
attention to the children
today," Julien said.
"The truth of the matter is
that children in this country
have never been more
unhealthy.\ Fast food has been
a big part of that.... If a parent
doesn't encourage this from
the get go for their children,
whether its four years old or
10 years old, it can't possibly
be successful."


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