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Title: The Tribune.
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Publication Date: 9/27/2007
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Christian Council

responds to calls for

new TV channel,


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A SUBCOMMITTEE has
been appointed by the Christian
Council to specifically focus on
fighting the "gay agenda," coun-
cil president Bishop John
Humes said yesterday.
The formation of the group
to be headed by pastor Lyall.
Bethel of Grace Community
Church was one of several
main areas of focus during the
council's first post-Summer
break meeting on Tuesday.
Driving the decision to form
the sub committee is the recent
controversy over a call from gay
rights organisation, the Rain-
bow Alliance, for Cable
Bahamas to add a gay TV chan-
nel to its programming sched-
ule, noted the religious leader.
According to Bishop Humes
the council is fearful that with
"so many vices" already ram-
pant in the country, the airing of
a gay TV channel will only add
to that list by spreading the
"homosexual lifestyle", which
is "not in accordance with
God's law."
"The request for a channel is
part of an ongoing programme
by the gay community not only
in the Bahamas but around the
world to promote their lifestyle
and there should be.some
checks and balances as to how
far this thing is going," he said.
The Bishop said that he is not
sure that the council's effort will
succeed but the efforts of the
sub committee will show the gay
community and the public that
"(the council) will reserve our


right to object to (the channel)."
The original call for a gay TV
channel specifically LOGO,
a new channel created by the
MTV network was first
made public by Rainbow
Alliance spokesperson Erin
Greene earlier this month.
She has stressed that the
channel is "not pornography.
Just programming. Just sitcoms,
information, education, news"
directed towards the BGLT (bi-
sexual, gay, lesbian or trans-
gendered) community.
Cable Bahamas currently car-
ries about 10 channels dedicat-
ed solely to pornography. Ms
Greene has noted.
The Alliance in fact first
made its request in writing to
Cable Bahamas two years ago.
however in publicly raising the
issue thismonth the organisa-
tion sparked a characteristically
fiery reaction from the religious
community.
In response, Ms Greene has
spoken of the "hysteria" preva-
lent in this country around the
issue of homosexuality, aiid
asserted that having such a chan-
nel available in the Bahamas
would not compromise the coun-
try's moral fabric, as suggested
by Bishop Hume and others.
Furthermore, she contended
that if such an argument against
the channel is to hold, then the
council should also be calling
for Cable Bahamas to take off
air all channels which show
characters doing anything
against God's law such as
popular shows that revolve
around criminal activity.
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SEVERE FLOODING and traffic jams resulted yesterday from two days of rain that drenched the capital,
as a result of a tropical disturbance forming over Florida and the Bahamas


Attorney disbarred for lying


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
A NASSAU attorney has
been disbarred for lying and
presenting a false document in
court.
Miranda Munroe Evans was
struck off the roll of the court
under provisions of the Legal
Profession Act following a com-


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Sewera,,ge staff
M By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
FRUSTRATED employees
at the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poralion were otit raged yester-
day that no salad ies were avail-
able for them from local banks
on payday.
One employee, who was will-
ing to go on record, but under
the condition of anonymity, told
The Tribune that this is the sec-
bnd consecutive month that
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plaint by a magistrate.
The complainant, Cheryl
Albury, told'the Bar Council
that Ms Munroe Evans made a
representation to the court that
was untrue and tended a docu-
ment that was forged.
The matter came before the
tribunal, where Ms Munroe
Evans admitted the infractions.
Bar Council president Wayne

Outlook for
economy
positive, says
Central Bank
DESPITE an increase in
government debt during the last
fiscal year and a slowing tourism
sector, the outlook for the
Bahamian economy during the
second half of this year remains
relatively positive, based on
healthy consumer spending and
stable construction activity,
according to experts at the Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas.
Provisional data on the first
11 months of the 2006/07 fiscal
year placed government's deficit
some $15.7 million (17.7 per
SEE page 15


Munroe said this was the third
attorney to be disbarred since
he has been on the council.
With about 800 attorneys on
the roll in the Bahamas, including
those lawyers who do not prac-
tise, there is a need to ensure, as
far as possible, the integrity of
the Bar, said Mr Munroe.
SEE page 15

Police launch
probe into real
estate firm
* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
IN RESPONSE to a number
of allegations of real estate
fraud the Criminal Investiga-
tions Department has launched
a preliminary investigation into
a development company sus-
pected of operating without a
real estate licence, officials said
yesterday.
According to a sergeant at
the Criminal Investigations
Department (CID), who spoke
on the condition of anonymity,
SEE page 12


claims made

by rescued

boaters

By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE SEARCH for four
missing boaters who never
arrived in Bimini has taken a
bizarre twist, as one of the two
men found floating in a raft
about 10 miles north of the
unmanned charter boat has
alleged the four were killed by
unknown "hijackers".
Logan Archer, 35, and
Guillermo Zarabozo, 19, are
both in the custody of US Fed-
eral officials in Florida. Archer
was charged on Tuesday with
unlawful flight to avoid prose-
cution in an unrelated case in
Arkansas. He w+ accused of
stealing $92,0000 from Walmart
his former employer in Jan-
uary.
SEE page 12

Detention
centre sentry
found guilty
of neglect
of duty
* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE sentry on watch at the
time six Cuban immigrants
escaped the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre on August 21
has been found guilty of
"neglect ofduty."
This comes some two weeks
after the guard commander on
duty during the escape was also
found guilty of neglect and pun-
ished by the force.
The sentry's trial was held
on Monday, September 24, by
the prosecution office of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
The sentry was charged with
neglect of duty under section
33(b) of the Defence Act 1979,
found guilty and punished, a
Defence Force statement said.
Defence Force officials told
The Tribune yesterday that they
were not at liberty to disclose
exactly what form of punish-
ment had been handed down.
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MP to spend his own money in




bid to stop group's eviction


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
OBIE Wilchcombe is set to
potentially spend thousands of
dollars of his own money to
ensure that a group of persons
who government decided to
evict from their homes in Grand
Bahama this weekend can
remain.
The 41 people -18 adults and
23 children all currently live in
what Minister of Housing Ken-
neth Russell has described as a
"run-down dump".
They have been housed in
trailer accommodations, origi-
nally intended as temporary
shelter, since Hurricanes Jeanne
and Wilma wrought devastation
on the island three years ago.
The minister had issued a
notice requiring the persons to
leave the property by Septem-
ber 28.


Yesterday he noted that the
accommodation was only sup-
posed to be temporary, was in
poor condition, housed some
persons who were never victims
of the hurricane, and is costing
the government thousands of
dollars in utility bills.
However, MP for West End
and Bimini Mr Wilchcombe has
protested.
Mr Wilchcombe explained
that he believes one month was
not enough notice, and that the
hurricane season was an inap-
propriate time for such an evic-
tion to be carried out.
As a result, Mr Russell said, it
was agreed that if Mr Wilch-
combe could find the money to
pay for the group to stay on the
property then they could
remain.
Yesterday, Mr Wilchcombe
said that he was getting "some
support from some people" in
footing the bill, but was "pretty


much" now personally respon-
sible for the costs.'
According to Mr Russell, the
government has been paying
water bills of up to $5,000 and
electricity bills of around $2,000
a month to maintain the prop-
erty since coming to power.


Last weekend, the minister
told The Tribune that provi-
sions had been made for those
of the group who were hurri-
cane victims to receive housing.
However, Mr Wilchcombe
contended that many of those in
the group would be "put out on
the street" as a result of the
eviction.
He accused,.government of
making a conscious decision to
"displace the homeless," and
called the FNM a "vicious vil-
lain."
To this, Mr Russell respond-
ed that Mr Wilchcombe "knew
better."
As part of his commitments
to the area, Mr Wilchcombe has
claimed he will ensure efforts
are carried out to improve the
surroundings and living condi-
tions.
Queried as to why the per-
sons had not been re-housed
under the previous administra-


tion, Mr Wilchcombe said that
is a "valid question" but defend-
ed the former government's
efforts.
The group were just some of
hundreds of persons who were
left without adequate housing
after the hurricanes and who
have been provided with
accommodation, he contended.
He said that the PLP govern-
ment had been "overwhelmed"
by the size of the disaster that
the two hurricanes represent-
ed, comparing the gravity of the
situation to that in New Orleans
post-Hurricane Katrina.'
"I think this is what happens
in countries where we are not
used to disasters: you set goals
and timelines, some are achiev-
able and some aren't."
Mr Wilchcombe said that he
hoped that the persons would
be able to move out "by the end
of the year" when adequate
housing is available.


Union bosses call for Lady Henrietta to intervene in dispute


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
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Henrietta St George to step for-
ward and assist workers at the
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny who are seeking a "'iciin


able" severance settlement from
the company.
Pedro Edwards, president of
B I E MSU, demanded that Lady
Henrietta "step up in the image


and likeness of her great hus-
band (the late chairman of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
Edward St George)."
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and deal with this matter and
bring settlement for the peo-
ple," he said.
Mr Edwards and CEWU
president Keith Knowles held a
demonstration around noon in
downtown Freeport on Tuesday.
Workers marched from the
Merport Building to the Grand
Bahama Port Authority Build-.
ing along Pioneers Way.
The Bahamas Industrial
Engineers Management Super-
visory Union represents 30 mid-
dle management employees,
and the CEWU represents
about 100 workers.
The Power Company is now
under the new ownership of
Marubeni, a Japanese compa-
ny which recently acquired
shares from Mirant, the former
owners.
Mr Edwards claims that
labour relations between
employees and the Power Com-
pany have diminished drasti-
cally in the last three years,
since the death of Mr St
George.
"Everybody in this commu-
nity knows since Mr St George
died, this pink building (The
Port Authority) has gone to the
rut- there is no question about
that," he said.
Mr Edwards criticised the
government for signing off on
the sale of the share ownership,
despite the continuing labour
problems that existed between
the former owners and the
union in reaching an agreement
on a new industrial contract
after two years of negotiations.
He said that the severance set-
tlement issue is the number one
priority for workers, the new
labour contract being secondary.
"This settlement issue is one
that has to be dealt with first.
We are calling on Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham he did a
very good job. in settling the
people at BaTelCo; We are also,
calling on Sir Albert Miller,
Lady Henrietta and Marubeni,"
he said.
While a union official did not
wish to disclose the sum the
union is seeking in settlement
for workers, it is believed that
the sum could be anywhere
between seven and eight figures.
Mr Edwards explained that a
settlement would allow the com-
pany to start over and negoti-
ate new terms of employment,
and possibly re-engage some
workers at the power company.
"These workers want their
money, and what the company
has to do is sit with the union
and decide ... some reasonable
agreement," he said.
"Grand Bahama has been
hurt with several hurricanes -
Frances, Jeanne, Wilma and
Royal Oasis. GB Power people
are not going to be the fifth hur-
ricane. They want their due set-
tlement," said Mr Edwards.


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0In brief

Appeal
against life

sentence
adjourned

THE appeal hearing of
murder convict Forrester
Bowe has been adjourned to
mid-October.
Bowe is appealing his life
sentence, which was handed
down by Senior Supreme
Court Justice Anita Allen last
year.
In December 2006 Bowe,
was re-sentenced to life
imprisonment having been
originally sentenced to death
in 1998 for the murder of
Dion Patrick Roache, 20, at
Freeport.
Bowe is being represented
by attorney Wayne Munroe.
His appeal hearing has
been adjourned to October
17 and 18 as Justice Lorris
Ganpatsingh noted yesterday
that Court of Appeal Presi-
dent Dame Joan Sawyer is
currently away on duty.
The appeals of Bowe and
another murder convict
Trono Davis led to a land-
mark ruling by the London
Privy Council on the
Bahamas' death penalty in
March 2006.
The Privy Council ruled
that the Bahamas' mandato-
ry death penalty was uncon-
stitutional and that the sen-
tence for murder should be
at the discretion of the trial
judge.

Baker's Bay
Security staff
struck by
lightning
FREEPORT Two secu-
rity officers at the Baker's
Bay Development on Great
Guana Cay, Abaco, were
injured after being struck by
lightning on Tuesday.
Candice Farrington, 23,
and Manix Ospin, 35, were
inside a security booth at the
resort during a severe thun-
derstorm when the incident
occurred.
According to reports, at
about 10.30pm a bolt of light'-
ning struck the booth, knock-
ing both of them to the
ground and leaving them
unconscious.
They were later discovered
by fellow employees, who
rushed them by boat to
Marsh Harbour.
The officers were trans-
ported to the government
clinic.
After regaining conscious-
ness. Ospin complained of
numbness in his legs, while
Ms Farrington reported loss
of hearing in one ear.
Both were treated and dis-
charged from hospital on
Wednesday morning.

Acting
president of
Court of Appeal
is sworn in
JUSTICE Lorris Ganpats-
ingh was sworn in yesterday
by Governor General Arthur
Hanna as acting president of
the Court of Appeal.

Police officers
face firearm
and carjacking
charges
* PUERTORICO
San Juan,
FEDERAL authorities
charged four Puerto Rican
officers on Monday with car-
jacking and firearms viola-
tions in their latest investiga-
tion into the troubled police
department, according to
Associated Press.
According to a grand jury
indictment, the officers bran-
dished several guns on July
21 and allegedly stole a 2003
Nissan 350Z. No further
details were available.
At the time the he arrests,
two of the officers were


already temporarily suspend-
ed from the department due
to unrelated charges includ-
ing robbery and kidnapping
in a case involving a youth
whom they allegedly beat and
detained.
It is the latest scandal
involving Puerto Rican police.


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0In brief

Karen gains
strength, still
not thought
to be threat
WEATHER forecasters con-
tinue to closely monitor the
path of Tropical Storm Karen
after it gained strength yester-
day and could possibly develop
into a hurricane today, Bahami-
an meteorologists said.
At 11am on Wednesday
morning, the tropical storm was
1.225 miles east of the Wind-
ward Islands heading west-
northwest at 13 miles per hour
and this motion is expected to
continue today, forecasters from
the Department of Meteorology
predicted.
While not currently a threat
to land, forecasters will be mon-
itoring the storm system in six
hour intervals.
The tropical storm has maxi-
mum sustained winds of 70
miles per hour with higher
gusts, a statement issued from
the Department of Meteorology
said.
Meteorologists are still fol-
lowing three other potential
storm systems, one over Florida
and the Bahamas, another near
the French Island of Guade-
loupe, and the third in the Gulf
of Mexico.

Arthur Hanna
to attend
CARICOM
conference
GOVERNOR General
Arthur Hanna and Mrs Beryl
Hanna have announced that
they will attend the annual
meeting of CARICOM Heads
of State Conference to be held
in Dominica.
The announcement said that
the Hannas will be away from
Saturday, September 29, to
Thursday, October 11.
Sir Arthur Foulkes will be
appointed to serve as Deputy
to the Governor-General during
Mr Hanna's absence.

Group buys
pristine land
in Virgin
Islands
PUERTO RICO
San Juan
A LARGE swath of coastal
land has been secured by a US
conservation group, paving the
way for the biggest expansion
of the US Virgin Islands
National Park since it was cre-
ated more than 50 years ago,
according to Associated Press.
The $19 million deal to pur-
chase the 419 acres of tropical
terrain, which features ruins of
colonial plantations and is
believed to contain pre-
Columbian Indian village sites,
was reached by The Trust for
Public Land after years of nego-
tiations with private owners, the
group said Tuesday.
The pristine property on St
John, known as Estate Maho
Bay, will be transferred to the
National Park Service when
federal funds become available
in two to three years, said John
Garrison, the San Francisco-
based non-profit's project man-
ager for the acquisition.
This untouched land, which
many people assumed was part
,f the park, was very seriously
threatenedd with development,"
garrison said in a phone inter-
'iew from Florida.
Preservationists had feared
developers would build on the
unprotected parcels, which are
located in the middle of the
ark and had attracted a slew of
development proposals over the
/ears.
The land includes more than a
quarter-mile of white-sand
leaches and rises to almost
1,000 feet in height, said Greg
Chelius, director of the trust's
Florida and Caribbean program.
The parcels will be the biggest
addition to the 7,150-acre Virgin
Islands National Park since its
creation in 1956.


"If this large portion of the
watershed was developed it
would have changed the entire
landscape," said park superin-
tendent Mark Hardgrove.
The turquoise waters of the
park on St John, the smallest
island of the US Caribbean ter-
ritory, feature sea grass beds,
green turtles and coral reefs.


Price index shows cost of




living is on the increase


THE cost of living in the
Bahamas continues to rise as
statistics from the Department
of Statistics show that Bahami-
ans paid more in August for
furniture, housing, transporta-
tion and communications.
This was followed closely by
medical care and health, and
other expenditures.
The Consumer Price Index
for August, 2007, for All
Bahamas rose 0.07 per cent to
a level of 121.83 compared to a
level of 121.75 in July. This
change represents a 0.08 point
change in the Index.
Although both consumers
and retailers anticipate in
August the start of the school
year in September, the cost in
education showed no move-
ment.
The rate of inflation for All
Bahamas averaged 1.67 per
cent but at a slower pace com-
pared to July, 2007.
Contributing to the increase
in the furniture and household
operation index were higher
prices for table linens, dining-
room furniture, repairs to
household textiles and other
furnishings and services, bed
linen, cutlery, china and baby-
sitting services.
The cost for unfurnished
rentals and the rate of elec-
tricity assisted in propelling the
housing index forward. The
upward movement in the
transportation and communi-
cations index was solely a
result of consumers paying
more for gasoline, oil, greases
and fluids along with repairs
to personal transport equip-
ment- and services.
The Consumer Price Index
for New Providence showed a
very small increase of 0.05 per
cent.
This brought the index level
for this month to 122.64 com-
pared to the 122.58 in July,
2007.
Major groups moving the
index forward were furniture
and household operations,
which led the way with 0.43
per cent increase.
This was followed by hous-
ing, 0.23 per cent and trans-
portation and communications,
0.04 per cent.
The increases recorded in the


furniture and household oper-
ations index were as follows:
table linens, 20.60 per cent; din-
ing-room furniture, 8.12 per
cent; baby sitting services, 4.54
per cent; towels, 2.57 per cent;
air conditioners, 2.29 per cent;
stoves and other heating appli-
ances, 2.18 per cent; glassware.
1.98 per cent and nursery equip-
ment, 1.84 per cent.

Housing

The housing index increased
as a result of rising prices for
unfurnished rentals, 1.14per
cent and electricity rates, 0.90
per cent.
Gasoline, oil, greases and
fluids moved the transporta-
tion and communications index
forward 0.22 per cent.
Other major groups which
assisted in moving the index
forward were Medical Care
and Health and Other Expen-


ditures. Decreases were noted
in food and beverages, recre-
ation and entertainment and
clothing and footwear.
Education remained con-
stant. The year-over-year
change for the CPI stood at
1.95 per cent.
The consumer price index
for Grand Bahama showed an
increase of 0.14 per cent mov-
ing the level for August to
118.57 per cent compared to
118.40 recorded in July.
. Major groups having the
most impact on the index were
transportation and communi-
cations, furniture and house-
hold operations and housing.
This month revealed an
increase in the prices of gaso-
line, oil, greases and fluids, 1.69
per cent; repairs to personal
transport equipment and ser-
vices 1.49 per cent and parts
and accessories for personal
transport, 0.63 per cent.
Items contributing to the


furniture and household index's
increase were as follows: repairs
to household textiles and other
furnishing and services, 5.20 per
cent; bed linen, 4.78 per cent;
cutlery and china, 4.61 per cent;
glassware, 3.16 per cent and cur-
tains, drapes, slipcovers, shower


curtains and blinds, 3.01 per
cent..
The rate of electricity, 0.11
per cent, was the major factor
influencing the housing index's
increase. The year-over-year
change for the CPI was 0.50
per cent.


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POLICE divers were called
to Potter's Cay dock yesterday
morning to retrieve the body
of a man who is thought to
have drowned while attempt-
ing to swim back to the dock
after helping a friend save a
sinking boat.
Officers have already ruled
out foul play in the incident,
however police Chief Super-
intendent Hulan Hanna said
an autopsy will still have to be
performed.
The suspected drowning
occurred around 10.40am,
according to Mr Hanna.


Police have not yet released
the identity of the man, who
is believed to be in his mid-
thirties.
The victim reportedly had
short dread locks and was
wearing dark coloured trousers
and a light coloured short-
sleeve shirt.
"It is believed that a man
who frequents the Potter's
Cay area was requested by
one of the stall owners to
assist in bailing water out of
one of the dinghies. He con-
sented and after he was done
he decided that he would


swim back to the dock," Mr
Hanna said.
According to Mr, Hanna, the
man was on the eastern side
of the foot of the old bridge.
He said it is believed that
while attempting to swim back
to the dock, he was caught up
in a strong current caused by
an open passage under the
causeway.
Mr Hanna said that after the
man was not seen for, several
minutes, bystanders alerted
police who came and dislodged
the body from where it was
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Columbia President's controversial speech


NEW YORK Before Iran's president
took the stage at Columbia University on
Monday, the university's president, Lee C.
Bollinger, sent out an early-morning e-mail
message, calling on students and faculty "to
live up to the best of Columbia's traditions."
On Tuesday, many critics questioned whether
Bollinger had met that test himself.
On campus and in editorials across the
nation, on political blogs and throughout acad-
emia, there was a sharp division of opinion
about Bollinger's pointed introduction of the
Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
as a man who exhibited "all the signs of a pet-
ty and cruel dictator" and whose denial of the
Holocaust was "either brazenly provocative or
astonishingly uneducated."
Some said Bollinger's remarks were just
the rebuke that Ahmadinejad deserved. Oth-
ers said they were embarrassing and offen-
sive. And there were still questions about
whether Ahmadinejad should have been
afforded a public platform at a prestigious
university at all.
Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies
and director of the Middle East Institute at
Columbia, said, "The tone from the host of an
event was uncivil and uncalled for.
"The president of the university had every
right to state his differences," he said. "That
was more than acceptable. But I believe it
was embarrassing to the university, frankly,
that they should decide to invite him and then
treat him in this manner."
But Emily Steinberger, a sophomore who is
a spokeswoman for LionPAC, a pro-Israel
group at Columbia that had vehemently
opposed Ahmadinejad's invitation, applauded
Bollinger.
"President Bollinger was caustic in his crit-
icism of Ahmadinejad, but anything else would
have been inappropriate and troubling," said
Steinberger, of Teaneck, N.J. "Bollinger
repeatedly said that his invitation in no way
represented a condoning of Ahmadinejad's
worldviews and policies, and yesterday he
proved that."
Columbia's provost, Alan Brinkley, said the
controversy "was of a magnitude we hadn't
seen before."
"This really was the biggest event I've seen
since I've started as provost," said Brinkley,
who called it too early to judge the fallout for
Columbia.
A university spokesman, David M. Stone,
said that Bollinger, a legal scholar whose spe-
cialty is freedom of speech and freedom of
the press, was not available to comment on "
Tuesday because he had a tight schedule.
A number of Iranian-born scholars -
experts about the Middle East who now live in
the United States said they were shocked
by Bollinger.
"If I as a faculty member had done this in
front of my president, I would have been out


the next day," said Ali Akbar Mahdi, a pro-
fessor of sociology at Ohio Wesleyan Univer-
sity. Mahdai, who is a critic of Ahmadine-
jad's, added, "1 was taken aback."
So was Hamid Zangeneh, a professor of
economics at Widener University in Pennsyl-
vania and editor of The Journal of Iranian
Research and Analysis. "I was disgusted by the
uncivilized behaviour by President Bollinger,"
he said. "I don't think it is becoming for the
president of a university to engage in such
behaviour. It wasn't academic. It wasn't com-
mon sense.
"Instead of behaving like a scholar, a pres-
ident," he said, "he behaved like a hooligan."
Some Jewish groups that were among the
most vocal critics of the Ahmadinejad invita-
tion applauded Bollinger, but remained criti-
cal of giving the Iranian president a stage.
"He definitely came out swinging, with the
whole world watching," said Elliot Mathias,
director of Hasbara Fellowships, a pro-Israel
organization, said of Bollinger.
"I was glad to hear how strongly he con-
demned him," he added. "But I don't think it
makes up for the invitation. With someone
wh6 denies the Holocaust, who wants to
destroy Israel and to turn the Western world
into an Islamic caliphate, there is not room to
have discussion. It is like discussing with the
Ku Klux Klan whether blacks are inferior."
Abraham H. Foxman, national director of
the Anti-Defamation League, said Bollinger's
speech was counter-productive.
"If you invite someone, you have to be
polite," he said. "Ahmadinejad scored points, -
especially in their culture. If you permit an
,enemy to come into your home, you still treat
him with dignity and respect. Therefore, we
lost. The points that President Bollinger made
were fine. But to close with insulting words
almost undid everything he said before. It was
not a good teaching experience."
Noah Feldman, a Harvard law professor
who was a consultant to the Coalition Provi-
sional Authority set up in Iraq after the ouster
of Saddam Hussein, said he did not consider
Bollinger's performance to be rude.
"There are some issues where it is appro-
priate to be delicate and careful, and to use
exaggerated politeness," he said. "But there
are some issues of such grave importance
that being too polite to your guest is actual-
ly a betrayal of your beliefs. For Lee
Bollinger, the Holocaust is one. I applaud
him for that."
Gary G. Sick, a senior research scholar at
Columbia's Middle East Institute, said he
would be surprised if there were "any long-
term price" for Bollinger's remarks.
"A lot of people will be pleased that he
came out swinging, that he was willing to tell
it like it is, to be tough," he said. "I bet right
now that his in-box has a lot more congratu-
latory cables than negative ones."


Discipline is




needed with




our children


EDITOR, The Tribune
THERE has been a lot of
controversy in the media recent-
ly about whether they should
,put the police back into the
schools for protection. Person-
ally 1 feel that the true answer
to not only protecting the chil-
dren but also the teachers in the
schools is to put the right to dis-
cipline back into the school's
hands.
The biggest problem I see is
the lack of respect from the stu-
dents towards the authority fig-
ures in the schools and this
stems mainly from the fact that
the students are aware that the
teachers and the administration
have no rights to discipline them
and so they feel that they can
get away with whatever behav-
iour they wish to adopt.
Back in the days when I was
growing up, I would have been
scared to act disrespectfully
towards an adult because of the
consequences I would have to
face. God forbid I got punished
at school, I would pray that no
one called my mother because
that would have meant receiv-
ing her wrath as well. These
days if a teacher tries to disci-
pline-a child at school they fear
repercussions from the parent.
Parents, you have a responsi-
bility to your children to allow
them to learn that their actions
will have consequences. Ifthey
misbehave, they will be pun-
ished accordingly. Teachers, you
have a responsibility to these
children to discipline but not
abuse the children in your care.
Parents, you also have a
responsibility to teach your chil-
dren right from wrong by exam-
ple. Respect the rules and laws
and you will find you raise chil-
dren who will also respect the
rules and laws.
When leaving Sunland School


yard today there was a car
blocking the flow of traffic
because she (the driver) wanted
to turn out of the gate to the
right, but the sign on the gate
clearly states left turn only. This
is sometimes inconvenient but it
is for the purpose of allowing
for smooth traffic flow. What
this woman was teaching her
child is that it is all right to dis-
obey rules if it is more conve-
nient to do so. Rules are not for
convenience. We do not pick
which ones we obey and which
ones we do not obey. This sends
conflicting messages to your
children. It's a matter of respect.
I beg your patience as I
preach here abou-t another
point of respect and children
that concerns me.
Friday, September 14th, I was
driving along Coral Road near
to St Jude's keeping a keen eye
out for my brother's dog that
had been missing from the day
before. I saw Tika running
along the sidewalk with a little
boy of about seven to nine years
of age running behind her
throwing rocks at her. Now
please let me give you some
insight into Tika. She is a pot
cake that was abused as a pup-
py and therefore has always
been a bit timid, but very sweet
'by nature.
I was appalled to see this little
boy taking such delight in chas-
ing this dog and throwing rocks
at her. What is this child being
taught at home? What kind of
values could this child be taught
to have a heart so cold as to
throw rocks at a dog for no rea-
son?
I pulled over quickly to run


across the street with every
intention of giving this young
man a good smack across his
head so that he could see and
feel what that dog was experi-
encing at his hands, but he hit
the dog in the head and she
darted out into the street only
to be rolled over by a car. I
froze, horrified to see this sweet
dog rolling under a car. But
then I was even more amazed
by the driver of the vehicle who
never even stopped. Now I
know what kind of parent could
have raised such a child throw-
ing the rock; the same kind that
would drive over a dog and nev-
er even stopped.
Luckily that dog is all right,
just traumatized. But what
about our society? Will we be
all right?
Children learn what they live,
teach them respect, they will be
respectful. Teach them com-
passion and they will be com-
passionate. Teach them love
and they will be loving. Teach
them hatred and they will hate.
We are failing our children and
we are failing our society. We
are raising a generation of chil-
dren without the basics that they
need to become leaders in soci-
ety: men and women with strong
moral fibre who we will be proud
to look up to one day. Men and
woman we will be proud to call
our country's leaders.
There are many types of fam-
ilies these days, single mothers
raising their children, single
fathers, grandparents, aunts and
uncles, even traditional family
units, but whoever is raising the
children, we must all band
together and remember it
really does take a village to raise
a child, especially today.
DENISE DEGREGORY
Nassau
September 2007


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0 In brief

New tourism
police
booth is
erected
IN an effort to increase vis-
itor safety in the downtown
area, a new Tourism Police
and information booth has
been erected on Prince
George Wharf.
This, the first of two
booths, was donated by
Omar Chemaly of Venetian
Jewellers and Pirana Joe.
The booths are being erect-
ed as part of a joint partner-
ship between the Nassau
Tourism Development
Board, the Tourism Police
Unit and the Ministry of
Tourism's safety, security and
visitor relations team.
The intention is to place a
police officer in the booth
along with a Ministry of
Tourism staff member to
assist visitors and make their
stay as safe and enjoyable as
possible.

Trial in death
of slain
Canadian
begins
* PUERTO RICO
San Juan
THE assistant of a Cana-
dian businessman who was
killed two years ago in Puer-
to Rico testified Monday that
her boss said he feared for
his life because his wife had
contacts in the underworld,
according to Associated Press.
The testimony came at the
start of the trial in the death
of Adam Anhang, a 32-year-
old investor from Winnipeg
who was stabbed and beaten
to death as he walked the
cobblestone streets of historic
San Juan with his wife.
On September 22, 2005,
less than a day before the
killing, Anhang and his wife
reached a divorce agreement
after being in therapy for
most of that month, accord-
ing to testimony from the
couples' therapist.
On September 23, someone
approached the couple on the
street wielding a knife and a
10-inch pipe and attacked
Anhang, slightly injuring his
wife as well, according to court
documents. Jonathan Roman
Rivera, who was a dishwasher
at a restaurant that Anhang
owned, was later charged with
first-degree murder.
Two witnesses are expect-
ed to testify this week, as well
as a police officer who named
Roman as a suspect.


Hotel bosses hold



firm against union


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
REPRESENTATIVES from
the Bahamas Hotel Employers
Association denied allegations
made by a Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Workers
Union official that they violated
section 17 of the union's indus-
trial agreement.
Michael Reckley, vice presi-
dent of BHEA, responded to
allegations made in the press
by. Leo Douglas, secretary gen-
eral of the Bahamas Hotel
Catering and Allied Workers
Union (BHCAWU), and
declared BHEA was holding its
ground despite strike threats by
Mr Douglas.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr Douglas
stated that the union filed a gen-
eral dispute with the Depart-
ment of Labour against BHEA
on September 21, citing the
association for violating the cur-
rent industrial agreement.
Mr Douglas alleges BHEA is
in violation for refusing to meet
with union members to discuss
matters of dispute, specifically
employee termination's and sus-
pensions.
He threatened to take indus-
. trial action by calling for a strike
vote if the disagreement is not
resolved favourably.


Managers remain defiant

in the face of strike threat


According to the industrial
agreement between the two
organizations, the union has a
right to file a general dispute if
the employer fails to meet with
the union to discuss grievances
within 30 days, Mr Douglas
said, and the union can then call
a strike vote.
"Certainly we disagree with
him in that we have not violated
any part of the industrial agree-
ment," Mr Reckley said yester-
day. "There has been an
exchange of correspondence
between Mr Douglas and
(BHEA). .. at no time did the
association refuse to meet with
Mr Douglas or with the union
on this matter."
Mr Reckley claimed that the
association agreed in writing to
meet with union representatives
while expressing a desire to simul-
taneously continue with the pol-
icy of dispute resolution by calling
for a Private Binding Arbitration.
This "conciliatory process",
Mr Reckley explained, entails
summoning a three person pan-
el consisting of representatives
from both parties, as well as an


independent chairman appoint-
ed by the two parties to pro-
duce a recommendation to
resolve grievances.
"We are saying if we cannot
embrace the recommendation
(by the union), then why don't
we go to arbitration? Mr Dou-
glas doesn't seem to understand
that the process does not stop at
the conciliation level," Mr
Reckley explained. Arbitration
is the final step if the parties
involved are not able to concil-
iate their differences.
While Mr Reckley contended
that his association has always
accepted the recommendations
arising from the arbitration
process, union representatives
told The Tribune that hotel
. employers have a history of not
complying when a final ruling
does not go in their favour.
Mr Douglas claimed his
union is currently dealing with
several matters in which hote-
liers refused to adhere to arbi-
tration rulings.
He added his union has no
other recourse but to consider
calling for a strike vote.


Minister visits CC Sweeting after attack


Minister of Education Carl
Bethel spoke on the subject of
violence at the C C Sweeting
Senior High School yesterday
- one day after two students
from the school were attacked
by a gang of youths at a bus
stop.
Mr Bethel's visit to speak to
12th- graders and hear their
concerns was part of his ongo-
ing tour of senior high schools
in New Providence.
On Tuesday, two students
were at a bus stop just outside
C C Sweeting after school when
they were attacked by a group
of students from an unknown
school. One of the victims was
reportedly stabbed and the other
suffered a dislocated shoulder.
Mr Bethel told the 12th-
graders that they are the leaders
in their school, and leadership
comes with responsibility.
He urged them to become
role models for the 10th and.
11th grade students and break
"the cycle of violence".
The minister said C C Sweet-
ing has a legacy of producing
some of the best technical and


culinary professionals in the
country, and he encouraged
them to continue that tradition.
He promised the students
that if they did their part in
achieving excellence in educa-
tion, the ministry and the gov-
ernment will do its part to
ensure that no matter which
road they take to higher edu-
cation, there will be assistance
available to those that cannot
pay tuition.
The students appealed to the
minister for assistance with their
music and sporting pro-


grammes. Mr Bethel assured
them that they would receive
the necessary assistance, in
addition to a new auto mechan-
ic programme requested by
their principal.
During the visit, Mr Bethel
was introduced to Nicolette
Turnquest, a student who sat
eight BGCSE's in the 11th
grade and passed all including
economics and accounts, which
she passed with an A grade.
Nicolette plans to attend the
College of the Bahamas and
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Most murders in residential areas


ALMOST 70 per cent of
murders this year took place in
residential areas, police statistics
revealed yesterday.
This came to light during the
Conference of Caribbean Cri-
'i- Centres, currently being held
ji Nassau.
I he conference was told that
i0 per cent of murders were a
Result of domestic violence, but
that another 34 per cent
4teimmed from conflict or con-
Sonulations that may or may not
i've been domestic in nature.
Figures released by the
Department of Social Services
ind the Bahamas Crisis Centre
dso pointed to a "disturbingly
high" rate of all forms of child


abuse a. problem Deputy
Prime Minister Brent Symon-
ette affirmed the government's
commitment to fighting.
Addressing the conference
yesterday, Mr Symonette said
the event offers promising
prospects for partnerships.
"I am a firm believer that if
we can succeed at changing atti-
tudes, then we will make great
strides in eradicating the inci-
dents of sexual violence in our
respective countries," Mr
Symonette said.
Applauding the work of cri-
sis centres in the Caribbean, Mr
Symonette pointed out that
they do a commendable job of
providing support to individuals


ing sexual abuse is greater than
ever before.
"Society has now moved from
denial of the problems to the
acceptance of the large elephant
in the front room. Sexual and
domestic violence is there but
we really do not want to talk
about it," he said.
"As a Rotarian I have seen
the objective of the worldwide
eradication of polio taken, on
by civic groups and government
health organizations around the
world, edging ever closer to
their goal.
"Forty years ago, there were
few, if any, crisis centres
around the world. Now, crisis
centres are found in almost
every country. The crisis centre
movement has grown in part
because of the energy, hard
work and sacrifice of many of
you here today, but it has also
grown, perhaps sadly, because
of the enormous need," he
said.
"It is my hope that you will all
continue to support the rights
of all of our people to live in
peace and harmony without the
fear of sexual violence to our-
selves and our loved ones," he
said.


DEPUTY PRIME Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symon-
ette speaks at the opening of the Crisis Centre Conference on Sexual
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At minimum, an Engineer Intern on an established track to being registered with
Bahamas Professional Engineers' Board or with a recognized international licensing
body.
Experience in the design of Subdivisions, Roads, Drainage and Water and Sewerage
Systems.
Ability to use engineering software such as Auto CAD 2004, Autodesk Land Desktop
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Candidates should be hard working and be able to handle a number of projects
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sustained trade arrangement
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Philip Simon, executive direc-
tor of the chamber of Com-
merce, pointed to the impor-
tance of factors such as oppor-
tunities being identified, cur-
rent investments coming in,
business facilitation measures
being expedited and bureau-
cracies being removed.
However chamber president
Dionisio D'Aguillar said based
on what the group has seen so
far, and the stability of the Hait-
ian government, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce is ready
to do business.
"We have looked to the
north, now we have to look to
the south. We are excited by
what we see and it seems as if
possibilities are endless," Mr
D'Aguillar said
According to Haitian Prime
Minister Jacques Edouard
Alexis, a primary goal of the
Haitian government is to cre-
ate an environment conducive
to investors boosting its strug-
gling economy.
Addressing the chamber's 17-
member delegation at his office
in the capital on Monday, Mr
Alexis said that, through revised
laws, Haiti is trying to create
the right incentives to attract
investors.
Haiti is categorised as the
poorest nation in the
Caribbean. With a population
of about 8.5 million, its per capi-
ta income is stated at between
$400 or $5,300 per annum. .
"We need to progress with
the improvement of the living
conditions of the vast majority
of the people," the prime min-
ister said. "We need to put the
accent on the issue of invest-
ments."
Elected to office last Febru-
ary, Prime Minister Alexis
spoke on how "stability" in
Haiti has come about.
"This is the result of mobili-
sation by the Haitian people as
a whole, because at the Febru-
ary, 2006, general election, there
was absolutely no ambiguity
about the vote . ." the prime
minister said.
He said it was difficult in the.
first phase because of the prob-


DIONISIO D'AGUILLAR, president, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,
presents Ambassador Guy Lamothe, Centre for Investment
Facilitations, Haiti, with a Bahamian-made straw portfolio, during a
trade investment mission to Haiti on Monday.


lem Haiti had at the political
level with peace, adding that it
wasn't only the question of a
departure of its former Presi-
dent, Jean-Bertrand Aristide,
but also of the fact that the
majority of Haitian people
wanted to see things changing in
the country.
Dialogue
Prime Minister Alexis said
the first approach was to end
the distrust through dialogue
with Haitians involved in vio-
lence and call on the national
police to restore order in the
country.
"This is how we could estab-
lish this new situation of securi-
ty," he said, adding that the sit-
uation is still a fragile one
because the core of problem is
social and economic instability.
Prime Minister Alexis said
that his job is to create condi-
tions for men and women in
Haiti to become interested in
agriculture..
In comparison to other
Caribbean countries, he noted
that Haiti is still a virgin country
in terms of business develop-
ment


"With improvement of the
situation at the political level
and with initiatives undertaken
by His Excellency Rene Preval
in terms of building .solidarity
in the state, I think that the con-
ditions are being created to pro-
duce wealth and also to better
distribute the fruits of this
wealth," the prime minister
said.
He acknowledged Bahami-
ans' love for mangoes and
called on both countries to work
together to remove the restric-
tions to ensure that this pro-
duce is shipped directly to the
Bahamas.
"In terms of food and agri-
culture production, there are a
lot of economic possibilities,
Prime Minister Alexis said.
"We can even develop prod-
ucts aimed for the Bahamas;
years ago we had a pretty fruit-
ful trade between the north-
west of Haiti and The
Bahamas. There is the potential
that exists."
He referred to Bahamians as
"champions" in the tourism
industry and said that Haiti
needs to explore cultural and
religious tourism, construction,
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T T URS ST R 1A


PLP assured US does



not choose sides


US officials have moved to
reassure the opposition that
both Bahamian political parties
enjoy the same relationship with
the US Embassy.
On Monday, members of the
United States diplomatic team
met with leader of the opposi-
tion Perry Christie and other
PLP officials for a "frank dis-
cussion on issues of mutual con-
cern".
AT the meeting, the PLP was
reportedly assured that the US
does riot pick sides.
In June, Foreign Affairs Min-
ster Brent Symonette said that
relations between the Bahamas
and the US are better under the
FNM government than they
were under the previous admin-
istration.
The former government came
under fire several times from
the FNM and other political
observers who claimed that
some of the PLPs actions were
detrimental to US-Bahamas
relations.
The PLP were criticised for
opening a Bahamian embassy
in Cuba, taking too long to sur-
render two Cuban dentists to
the US, as well as dragging out
the extradition of Samuel
-Ninety" Knowles.
According to a press release
from the PLP, the lunch meet-
ing allowed the former prime
minister and his team to get
direct answers from US
Embassy officials on matters
ranging from US CARICOM
relations, Immigration con-
trol, the new visa restrictions,
the Western Hemisphere
Travel Initiative and security
matters.
The Western Hemisphere
travel Initiative, which requires
American citizens to present a
valid passport when re-enter-
ing the US, will take effect at
the end of September.
Tourism officials in the
Caribbean fear that the move
will deter American nationals
from making impromptu trips
to the region
Before the travel initiative


Party officials report results of meeting

with diplomatic staff at embassy


was initiated by the US govern-
ment, Americans were able to
travel using any form of identi-
fication.
The original date for the
implementation for the travel
initiative was January 2007.
To date, this year, the US
Department of State has issued
16 million passports a 30 per
cent increase over last year.

Ambassador

The US delegation also gave
Mr Christie and his team some
background information on the
new US ambassador to the
Bahamas, assuring the PLP that
the new American ambassador
Ned Siegel will continue the
progress made by his predeces-


sor John Rood.
The US Senate has confirmed
Mr Siegel as the 12th US
Ambassador to the Bahamas.
In his prepared statement
before the Senate, Ambassador-
designate Siegel affirmed his
intention to support Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) in an effort to reduce
drug and migrant trafficking
through the Bahamas.
He also pledged to look after
the interests of the millions of
American citizens who visit the
Bahamas, prevent and respond
to terrorism by working with
the government of the
Bahamas to strengthen border
security, and promote prosper-
ity in the Bahamas through
expanded trade and invest-
ment.


Also on the agenda for the
meeting between US Embassy
officials and the PLP were mat-
ters of local concern, including
the political scene.
Both sides agreed that the
meeting was constructive and
beneficial and have vowed to
continue to work closely to
ensure that there are no mis-
understandings in future;
according to the PLP.
The US team was headed by
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Record numbers give support to


HUNDREDS of volunteers
throughout the Bahamas turned
out in record numbers to par-
ticipate in an international
clean-up event over the week-
end.
The initiative has helped
remove over 1(X) million pounds
of marine litter from over
17'),(XX) miles of beaches since it
began 22 years ago.
In New Providence, more
than 570 volunteers scoured
Yamacraw Beach, removing
four tons of garbage from the
popular shoreline.
The International Coastal
'lean-Up Day initiative, which
is the world's largest one-day
volunteer event, was created to
prevent and eliminate pollution


of the marine environment.
This year, volunteers in New
Providence, Abaco, Andros,
Grand Bahama, Inagua and San
Salvador turned out to clean-
up their respective beaches.
The event, which began as a
local programme in Texas, has
gradually expanded to include
every major body of water in
the world in over 92 countries,
including the Bahamas.
"We couldn't have asked for
a better crowd. The level of par-
ticipation in this year's event
was incredible. It's always great
to see Bahamians working
together and taking responsi-
bility for their country," said
Tanya Moss, education assis-
tant at Dolphin Encounters and


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national Coastal Clean-Up Day
in the Bahamas.
"Everyone came ready to
clean up not just in New Provi-
dence but in the Family Islands
as well.
In Nassau, people were out
at the crack of dawn ready to
work and as the reports have
come in from participating
islands it is clear that many vol-
unteers of all ages. from all
walks of life came out to clens
many beaches and waterways
in our country.
"I think most Bahamians are
fed-up with the levels of trash in
this country, especially on our
beautiful beaches and the
response to this clean-up proves
tnat."
For nearivy seven hours
volunteers combed miles of
beach en each island, In Nas-
sau volunteers filled a tolaI of
6 (0 hags of trash on Yamacraw
Be-ach and collected 1 6,436
garbage items weighing four
tons collectively.
The to[p IC debris items coi.
elected from the beach clean-up;
included picnic items (cups,
plates, knives, spoons), oeve'-
age cans, food i iii v1. ia
containers, plastic and glass bevy
erage bottles, caps. lids, paper
and plastic bags, cigarettes.
clothing and building mate' iais.
In New Providdincc hundreds
of students from the Governor
General's Youth Award
(GGYA), Mount Carmei Acad-
emy, C V Bethel, College of the
Bahamas, Queen's College, C
R Walker, St Augustine's Col-
lege, St Andrew's, Aquinas Col-


i g-. I y t, q International
School,, Xavii 's, St Anne's and
Ki ,- va A. ademy participat-
ec he clean-vp.
,anieers also came from
S- i \k the Centre Youth
Lei,.eiship Academy (for
young women), the Indaba Pro-
ject of the Grants Town Com-
munity Project, Dolphin
Encounters, the Rotary Nassau
Sunrise Club, BREEF, the
Bahamas National Trust,
Ca ibbean Bottling Company
Bahamas and Proud Paws.
The US Embassy, Miss Teen
Bahamas World and Miss Teen
Bahamas Intercontinental also


took part.
The Beach Buddies pro-
gramme, a year-round marine
conservation field trip offered
by Dolphin Encounters-Project
BEACH; was originally
inspired by the ICC and
designed with the guidelines
from the Ocean Conservancy.
After hours of cleaning up
the beach, volunteers sorted
their refuse by type and wrote
down their findings on detailed
data cards. These cards will be
submitted to the Ocean Con-
servancy in November to help
them continue to track common
types of litter and try to pre-
vent these items from ending
up on beaches in the future.
"Unfortunately, there was a
very large amount of trash that
was dumped and left here," said
Walici Vtells, CEO of the
Caribbean Bottling Company
Bahamas which manufactures
Coca Cola and helped sponsor
the event.
' Coke is the worldwide spon-
sor for International Coast
Clean-up. "This event drives
home the important message of
keeping our environment clean.
We think of our own yards and
homes as our environment and
that we are not responsible for
anything beyond and that is
simple not the case We all need


I
to pitch in to keep our island
and our country clean."
"The students of the GGYA
truly embrace this clean-up both
in Nassau and the Family
Islands," said George Thomp-'
son, unit leader in the pro-
gramme. "Part of their respon-
sibility of being a member of
the GGYA is to keep the envi-
ronment clean and to respect'
our country code which includes
leaving an area cleaner than you
meet it. By cleaning the beach
and learning about the destruc-
tion waste causes to our natural
resources, they learn the impor-
tance of keeping our environ-
ment clean."
Many volunteers were upset
by what was found strewn about
the beach and surrounding area.'
"I was a part of the clean-up'
last year and thought I knew
what a dirty beach looked like,
but this beach was just unbe-
lievably full of trash truly dis-
gusting," said Shameka Dorsett,
a student of the College of the
Bahamas and a member of the
GGYA. "We found everything
out here, from mattresses, tires,
computers, clothes, old refrig-
erators and on and on. We real-
ly made a difference though and
I cannot believe we cleaned it so
well. Now everyone has to leave
it this wav!"


Public Utilities Commission







TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT, 1999
REGULATION OF RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS


The public is notified that it is an offence under the Telecommunications Act,
1999 for any person to establish, operate or use any radiocommunications
station or install, operate or use any radiocommunications apparatus unless
he is authorized to do so by a licence granted by the Public Utilities Commis-
sion (PUC) under section 30 of the Telecommunications Act.


Cordless telephone devices are radiocommunications apparatus, but
certain units that restrict service to a single set of premises, which are also
Part 15 Certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the
United States, are authorized for use by the PUC under a Class Licence. All
other types of cordless telephone devices, including "Long Range
Cordless Telephones", are not authorized for use in The Bahamas. Addi-.
tional information and technical details on authorized cordless telephone
devices may be found on the PUC's web site at www.PUCBahamas.gov.bs
or collected from the PUC's office in Nassau at 4th Terrace East, Collins
Avenue. The use of unauthorized cordless telephone devices causes
harmful Interference to essential national services that use radio
spectrum. The use of such devices constitutes an offence against the Act.


Operators and installers of unlicensed radiocommunications apparatus, as
well as the landlord of buildings where such devices are installed, may each
be fined ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in accordance with seion 3j6 o the
Act. Violators can expect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The public is therefore invited, in the strictest confidence, to provide the
PUC with information concerning all such illegal activities by coi at (ir-r the
PUC at tel 322-4437, fax 323-7288, e-mail puc@pucbahamas'.gyov.bs or
visiting the PUC's office at 4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue.
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International Coastal Clean-Up'
Day, 2007 Yamacraw Beach
Item Total
Cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons 3,000
Beverage cans 2,744
Food wrappers/containers 2,000
Beverage bottles (plastic) 1,510
Beverage Bottles (glass) 1,484
Caps, Lids 1,368
Bags (paper or plastic) 771
Cigarettesicigarette filters 663
Clothing, shoes 524


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coastal clean-up


VOLNTER TK s mieb tjow l


International Coastal
Cleanup Day was also a success
in Andros. Volunteers includ-
ed GGYA students from Cen-
tral Andros and North Andros
High Schools, Green Force, pri-
mary school students, school
staff, and other volunteers who
cleaned Staniard Creek Settle-
ment Beach.
Sponsors ANCAT, Small
Hope Bay Lodge, Mabel's Meat
Mary and Caribbean Bottling
Company provided refresh-
ments.
"We had a good clean-up and
are happy to report that we dis-
covered less trash on the same
beach compared to last year,"
said Ricardo Johnson, GGYA
co-ordinator from Central
Andros High School and one
of the ICC co-ordinators for
Andros.
"We did more than just clean
the beach, however, as we took
a scientific approach and the
students were involved in a
graded science project. We not-
ed what was found, everything
was weighed piece by piece and
the students had to apply a sci-
entific method.
"This way, they learned both
about the importance of pro-
tecting our environment as well
as how to apply a scientific
approach to solving this prob-


V mLU T SIAohtr r


lem."
In Abaco, students-of the
GGYA, the community, the
Pilot Club, the Ministry of
Tourism and a member of the
Keep America Beautiful Cam-
paign participated in both a
beach and dive clean-up effort.
Abaco Markets sponsored
refreshments. "It was wonder-
ful to see people in our com-
munity coming out to clean and
protect our environment." said
Bernadette Hall, of the Min-
istry of Tourism in Abaco.
"Among the many items found
was a toilet. We plan to use this
toilet in our future efforts so


people will stop putting our
environment "in the toilet" so
to speak."
Sophia Smith of Dolphin
Encounters Project BEACH
said: "The event isn't just about
pollution clean-up it's about pol-
lution prevention. The event
focuses on educating and empow-
ering people to become a part of
the marine debris solution. We
thank each and every volunteer
and sponsor that participated. As
a coastal community keeping our
ocean and waterways clean is
vital to our environment and way
of life. Together we can preserve
our coasts."


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Police launch probe into real estate firm


FROM page one
the department is conducting
"early" investigations into a
development company accused
of receiving thousands of dol-


lars in deposits from trusting
clients, only to shut down oper-
ations without refunding any
money, or securing homes for
its clients.
The sergeant added that last
month a suspect was in custody
in connection with these claims,
but was released due to red tape
from the Attorney General's
office: "Initially about a month
ago we had somebody in cus-
tody but because most of those
matters are statute barred...we
had to then send the file to the
(Attorney General's) office for
a fiat, for prosecution purpos-
es."
The Tribune contacted Larry
Roberts, president of the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion, who revealed that after
coming across several real
estate ads placed by the suspect,
his organization wrote a letter


to the Attorney General's office
on August 8, informing the AG
that the persons advertising as
real estate agents were not in
possession of a real estate
license, which is required to
legally conduct the sale of real
estate.

Claim

Mr Roberts claimed he also
forwarded proof of the compa-
ny's fraudulent practices which
included copies of ads the sus-
pect ran in local dailies and
copies of sales agreements
where the suspect was listed as
a real estate agent. He said his
organization has yet to hear
from the AG's office regarding
the matter.
When asked whether there
were any regulatory boards oth-


er than BREA in place to pre-
vent unlicensed persons from
conducting real estate transac-
tions, Mr Roberts directed The
Tribune to contact the AG's
office for clarification.
"We can only attempt to
police our own members. If
somebody isn't licensed (then)
we don't have any control (over
them)," he said. According to
its website, BREA has licensed
more than 525 qualified indi-
viduals as Real Estate Brokers,
Salesmen, Appraisers or Devel-
opers within the Bahamas.
BREA ran several ads over the
past few weeks in local dailies
listing the names of these
licensed agents.
The Tribune made several
attempts to secure a comment
from the AG's office, but a rep-
resentative could not be
reached for comment up to


press time.
The CID officer added that
the department has received
"quite a bit" of complaints
against the company in ques-
tion after The Tribune pub-
lished an article last week about
an alleged victim of the devel-
opment company.
As reported previously,
Ebony Edgecombe a single
mother of two, claimed she
approached the company in
October 2006. She alleged that
she was swindled out of $15,500
- her life savings by the
company being investigated.
This amount was to be a par-
tial down payment for a duplex
package in the West Winds
Subdivision, Ms Edgecombe
claimed.
According to Ms Edge-
combe, she requested a refund
last month after construction of


her duplex was delayed for
three months. This was the last
time she spoke with anyone in
the company, she said, alleging
that they shut down their offices
a month ago. She believes the
proprietors of the family owned
company have left the country.
After Ms Edgecombe's story
was published last week, anoth-
er alleged victim came to The
Tribune, claiming he was swin-
dled out of $8,000 earlier this
year by the development com-
pany for a condo in the West
Winds Subdivision. While dis-
traught over losing such a sig-
nificant amount of money, he
said he only wants his money
back or the property promised
to him by the unlicensed devel-
oper.
Both he and Ms Edgecombe
plan to take legal action against
the suspects.


Detention centre sentry found

guilty of neglect of duty


FROM page one
Defence Force superiors
reportedly got tough with offi-
cers following the escape, forcing
those on duty at the time to
remain at the Detention Centre
until the search for the escapees,
had been completed. They were
not allowed to return home.
These moves were seen by


some observers as another
effort, by .Commodore Clifford
Scavella to whip the Defence
Force into shape.
Five of the six escapees still
remain at large. Raysi Herrera
Puente, Rene Medina Martinez,
Barbaro Martinez Valdes, Mar-
iobel Consuegra Rodriguez and
Edgar Cardet have not been
found.


The sixth escapee, Rubidelvis
Cala Merencio, turned himself
into Detention Centre officials a
day after the breakout. He had
reportedly sustained minor
injuries during the escape, but
was treated and returned to the
Detention Centre.
Attempts to reach Com-
modore Scavella for comment
were unsuccessful yesterday.


Hijack and murder claims


made by rescued boaters


FROM page one
While Zarabozo was charged
by authorities with giving a false
statement to a federal agent
investigating the mysterious dis-
appearance of the four crew
members.
The allegations surrounding the
murder of the four missing
boaters Captain Jake Branam.
'27: his wife, Kelley Branam, 30;
Branam's half-brother Scott
Gamble, 35: and first mate
Samuel Kairy, 27. all of Miami
Beach comes from recently
released affidavits before the
Southern District court of Florida.
In the documents investiga-
tors state that Zarabozo
informed them that "hijackers"
boarded the vessel at sea, and
upon doing so, "shot and killed"
the Captain immediately.
According to the account, the
hijackers "then shot the cap-
tain's wife because she was hys-
terical." Another crew member
was then directed to throw'the


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claims. Upon refusing, the
hijackers reportedly shot and
killed him.
The last crew member was
then ordered to throw the bod-
ies overboard, the account con-
tinues. However, upon refusing
the crew member was also shot.
Zarabozo told authorities that
the hijackers directed him to
throw the bodies overboard,
and he "complied" to this
request.
After a search of the vessel
Coast Guard officials report
finding among other things, six
marijuana cigarettes, Zarabo-
zo's Florida identification card,
cigarettes. a handcuff key on
the vessel's bow, along with a
substance on the stern "that
appeared to be blood."
US officials report that both
men agreed to be interviewed
by authorities, and when
Zarabozo was asked if he rec-
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said he did not, despite the fact
that his ID card was found
onboard.
Archer, the other man in cus-
tody, did not comment on the
hijacker claim in the affidavits
submitted before the court.
Acting Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson told
The Tribune that though police
are in contact with US officials,
there is not an active investiga-
tion into this incident by local
polite.
"As far as I know, it has tak-
en place in international waters.
That is the information I have
via US law enforcement offi-
cials," Mr. Ferguson said. "We
have been in consultation with
them on the matter, but beyond
that, we are not actively in this
matter."
The Defence Force is not
conducting its own search and
rescue operation for the missing
boaters, Lieutenant Sonia
Miller told The Tribune. How-
ever, she said that the Defence
Force has a "rider programme"
with the US Coast Guard in
which local officers accompany
the US Coast Guard and the
Defence Force is assisting
through this and other means.
Coast Guard officials, have
reported that the vessel was
found abandoned on Monday
at around 6 pm, about 11 miles
southwest of Anguilla Cay in
the Bahamas, and about 40
miles north of Cuba.
Zarabozo and Archer were
found Monday morning float-
ing on a life raft more than 10
miles north of the wandering
boat near Cay Sal.
They hired the four-member
- crew of F/V Joe Cool last Sun-
day for a trip to Bimini.
According to the US Coast
Guard, the boat started mov-
ing erratically and headed south
halfway into the voyage to
Bimini. Archer told investiga-
tors that they had hired the ves-
sel and were going to meet their
girlfriends on a yacht at the Big
Game Resort and Yacht Club
in Bimini.
According to reports in the
Miami Herald, the Coast Guard
on Tuesday moved its search
for the four crew members far-
ther north to waters off Palm
Beach County.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007, PAGE 13


LOCALNEWS


Ragged Islanders call for channel funds


R FSI) F NTS of Ragged
Ilamd are tilging tlie govern
;Wei to make a $1.5 million
lv iesiment which, they claim,
:'ituld secure the 56-strong corn-
U'nuni s future.
I lIhev belie\ e that's all it
-'\,)tlhd take to "unblock' the
litland's harbour channel and
,pen up a bonanza of business
'Y ppoi rtunities.
"'In fact. I think a $1.5 mil-
'lon investment would reap a
t$10 million return in the first
ear,' said former: chief coun-
-'illor Myron Lockhart-Bain.
t w would transform this place
l.id bring many Ragged
l.allandels back home from Nas-.
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bEntertainer


Residents say investment will revitalise community


WIlho1t a new' channel, Mi
Lockhart BIm I'elirie''s ggedl
Island's future as a viable com-
munity is limited, possibly to as
little as 12 years.
He said a gradual process of
dtepi'puhllion \\ilh no liiit) t e for
the island s child en. W\told
guarantee extinction in the com-
ing two decades.
At the moment, only very
small ciaft are able to negoti-
ate the eniti aInc I 1 IoneC


I own haillboiur
l'Fift lootles can approach at
gicat tisk oti a high tide, but
only in the hands of seasoned
sailors.
With a widened channel, the
harbour could accommodate
10 5- footed s, including the island
mailboaL, which currently has
Io moor a mile outside the set-
Illement to be unloaded by
dinghies;
This place has great poten-
lial." said Mr Lockhart-Bain,


returns to Port Lucaya


I IHE Port Lucaya Market- stays in the Bahamas recording
1,lace said it is happy to and performing at various
announce the return of veter- hotels, private functions and
an entertainer "Lil Joe" ..,, island festivals.
a(artwright. In August, 1987 when the
hle move has been made, the POi t Lucaya Marketplace
mnanagenient said, in an effort to .. opened its doors, management
pioniote and highlight Bahami- felt no (one but Lil Joe could
an entertainment. Bah fulfill theii entertainment needs.
Joe Cartwright Jr, affection- Over the years, boaters, win-
atetl known as Lil Joe was bornii ter residents and returning hotel
inl Andros, the musical capital of i guests grew to love and appre-
lthe Bahamas and raised in the ciate his music and unique
liuiaint fishing Village of West lainment Indnstliy. \With no Ifi entertaining style.
0'Fnd, Grand Bahama. m al training this e'lli l;inglil In 2000, after years of toiling
rL 'he Bahamian native is truly musician became one ol thei lead ill the trenches, "Lil Joe" was
Ian Island boy. At an early age, g singing singing s in ihc Bahais. nominated as entertainer of the
I il Joe would go to work with O(vei the last 35 years, I il toe year for the prestigious Min-
,his father the late Joe travelled extensively Ihr ioughoit istry\ of Tourism's Cacique
( artwright Sr at the lack Tar ilhe United ta;' is aindt Plope A\ward.
\ village Hotel where Lil Joe for the Ministry t' If'uris,' pro- Lil Joe and the Trouble Band
would delight guests from all motintg B;aha:niati mtn,ie. s ill make their return to Count
(\ ei the world with his amasing He has receil ed iniuerous Basie Square on Friday Sep-
...imging and stage presence. offers from outside the lenmber 28 at 8pm.
His father, noticing his enor- Bahama asking him to leave The band will perform every
mous potential, encouraged him for greener pastures, but Joe I-riday and Sunday night from
to pursue a career in the enter- remains true to his roots and 8pm to 11pm.

Miss Teen -
Bahamas ,
promotes AIDS
awareness ,; ...


DIRANNE Tynes, the cur-
> ent Miss Teen Bahamas. has
cinbarked on a nationwide
School ltur to speak about Aids
si\\ arelless.
hlie motto of the organisation.
founded in 1993 by Cindy
'"Thomnps1on, is. 'Mainilaining a
It'iong conuniutient to assist with
the de\ elopment of our young
Bahamian women and positi\ e
1\ influence their lives" and the
10our "\as reportedly organised
.to reinforce this message.
Another aim was to encour-
iaue students to be focused on
i! eir dreams and aspirations.
The school tour also features
local Bahamian Gospel artists
including DJ Counsellor and
V\ ision.
So far, Diranne has visited
1Temple Christian, Queens Col-
-lege and Faith Temple and
has plans to visit many other
.schools in Nassau.
MISS TEEN Bahamas at Faith
Temple I-r: vice principal Mr
Nottage, DJ Counsellor, Miss
Teen Bahamas Diranne Tynes
,and headboy and headgirl of Faith
Temple


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MISS TEEN Rahamns at Temple Christian 702) I-r principal Neil Hamil-
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. "We could develop our tourism,
fishing, agricultural and salt
businesses if only we had this
channel."
At the moment, he said,
much trade from US yachtsmen
heading south to the Caribbean
is being lost because of access
difficulties.
Islanders who claim little has
changed in their remote home-
land since Columbus and Black-
beard visited centuries ago feel
strongly that a return to the glo-
ry days is possible if politicians
show enough interest.
"There was a time, 40 or 50
years ago, when Ragged Island
was a port of entry," said Mr
Lockhart-Bain.


"Our salt is known all ovei
the world as having a special
flavour. We an iniil exporting it
in small quantities but it could
be a proper industry with the
right communications."
Over the years, however, the
channel has silted up making
access hazardous.
Islanders feel a new channel
would open up opportunities for
a cafe, restaurant and retail out-
lets, and inspire new initiatives
in fisheries and agIiculture.
"Those yachtsmen who moor
outside our harbour and come
in by dinghy love the simple life
here," said Mr Lockhart -Bin.
"If we bust that channel wide
open, there would be many


ititu i o)l ihemtt J hi t hti t i n is I
salit hbive lor a 1.i tl LI alt A,
things ,are though, sio-t \ess't:
just pass us by.'
11 Ragged'Island is "opened
up like Ru' ( ay, whi n
bet.,nit: a taigeti t)i cal i-stait.
sp)eculatois once its airstrip had
been improved, it's possible a
land war would develop, he
said.'
Residents believe exiled fam-
ilies would return to reasser)
their property rights.
"I'm not sure I would like it
better once all this had taken
place, but I feel it's the only way
the island is going to grow," said
Mr Lockhart-Bain.
"'1 think the population of
Ragged Island could rise to as
many as 300 to 400," he added.
"As things stand, it is dying
Everyone here wants that chain
nel_ "


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Potcake star Amigo dies in New York


POTCAKE star Amigo has
died in New York, finally suc-
cumbing after a year-long battle
with cancer.
With him at the end were his
'human' Frances Singer-Hay-
ward, and his beloved, friend
and trainer. Bill Grimmer and
wife Claire.
Amigo was first discovered
seven years ago by Ms Hayward
as a starving and diseased stray
potcake pup whom she rescued
and rehabilitated, making him
the poster boy/mascot for the
Humane Society of Grand
Bahama.
Chosen as a "Story of the
Year" by the Nassau Tribune,
Amigo went on to become a
media star, promoting the
importance of spay/neuter and
kindness to animals, becoming
the 'face' of the Bahamian Pot-
cake in tourist magazines, as an
example of the incredible poten-
tial of the breed, which so many
Bahamians take for granted.


'raking his message abroad,
Amigo was chosen by the
Humane Society of the United
States 'to represent the
BEKIND Campaign.
Amigo starred in Mardi Gras
parades, received the Holly-
wood Life Achievement
Award, headed a rescue mis-
sion to New Orleans, starred in
an anti-trapping PSA, appeared
on CNN and Fox News, to
name just a few of his accom-
plishments.
Amigo's disease required the
amputation of one of his hind
legs as well as extensive
chemotherapy treatment.
He was treated at the world
famous Animal Medical Cen-
tre in New York.
With. his brave spirit
undaunted, he continued his
work, starring as Grand Mar-
shall of the 2007 Mardi Gras
Parade, the Paws for Style
Fashion Event, and the subject
of numerous television spots


and magazine articles.
Most recently, as his lasl
effort, Amigo is featured in a
Public Service Announcce ent
along with I hip-hop impresario
Russell Simmons to help stop
dog fighting.
"If because of the iawlieness
raised by this extraordinary lit
tle dog, with his infinite s\xect
ness and kind and generous
heart, the life of even one ani-
mal has somehow been made
better, then Amigo's mission on
earth has been fulfilled." said
Frances Singer-Hayward.
Ms Hayward urged everyone
to honour Amigo's memory
and legacy by living and spread-
ing the 'gospel of huniane-ity'
and "fervently hopes that
Grand Bahama residents will
to support the Humane Soci-
ety of Grand Bahama in their
utterly tireless and heroic
efforts to alleviate animal suf-
fering on Grand Bahama
Island."


Parenting programme win


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PARENTS who graduated
from the Ministry of Health and
Social Development's Parent-
craft Education Project praised
the programme for giving them
the practical knowledge and the
tools they need as expecting
parents.
"Just being a part of this par-
enting class was the first step
in being a good parent, I can
truly say that," said South
Beach Clinic class participant
Chantell Pratt at the Parent
craft Education Project Gradu-
ation Ceremony, on September
24.
Mrs Pratt said that she first
learned of the programme hrom
a roadside flyer being handed
out and she was glad that she
took the time to take one.
"Thankfully, I was looking
for someplace to go ... to learn
about how my' husband and
myself can learn hll\ to deal
with our new baby lovielher,"
she said.
Royal Ballamas Dcfence
Force Woman Marine Melissa
Richardson said the progranmme
gave her confidence as she
entered the final sl ,e ,-'I' hlie
pregnancy.
.."I appf& iated' (h ThY't lit I


learned how to deal with cer-
tain things before they even
happened," she said. "Parent -
craft was good, especially within
those who might not hia\; had a
good relationship with Iheil pal -
ents (fti support) or didn'l real-
ly know anything II i'ally
helped a lot."
The Ministry's Department
of Public 1 leallh partnered with
the Maternal and Child
Health/Family Planning Secre
tariat in presenting the project.
under the theme "Building fam-
ilies in the Bahamas."
The classes, presented once
a week over eight weeks. are
fice to Ihe gencie l public.
According to the im nistri.
Parentcraft aims to help fami-
lies have happy it!d sale pireg
nancies, anid alue clile idtlist-
ilients to iewcl the in'cds '| pair-
enting.
This is pI liui6 ll a1\ chi C d,
the niinisliV said. thrtuIli h e u-ii
e:iliol and llti he ini li i li\, ni iullls
to help clients gel ; b.ia:iC
uiindeCrstaIIdiiig ol iepotduicliin. l,
fetal development and Caling
loI tlihemselxes ituling piec-
n,licN'\. 1he po( iicr ;i:tul n1 t! i-
tlie anltii'ial intlliienc.'s n)
'regnailc' andl possible uil-


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comes, the ministry added.
Clients are taught relax-
ation/breathing techniques for
labour and delivery that can
help reduce the need for med-
ication and medical interven-
tions, the ministry said.

Knowledge

In addition, it said that by
having a basic knowledge of
growth and development of
children, and learning how to
provide physical care, clients
are better able to adjust to par-
enthood.
Parentcraft education also
encourages family togetherness
and provides basic knowledge
for future health and well-
being.
Christopher Moss said that
the class taught him a lot con-
cerning the birth and care of
hik son especially in terms of
the role lie had to play as a
';illthc .
"I came to learn that the
father's job is very important
and I noI'\\ ealise what they
n aiintI h\ tihe tein "life is worth
li\ing because this little one
righl here (motioning to his


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The rich Caribbean tradition
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and Saturday, October 19 and
20, during the 27th annual
Goombay Festival.
The.exuberant street party
sho\\ cases island arts and crafts,
music and food in the heart of
Key West's historic Bahama
Village neighborhood.
Goombay weekend marks
the beginning of Fantasy Fest,
the island city's 10-day mask-
ing and costuming gala sched-
uled October 19-28. :
( oomibay centres on Petro-
nia Street in Bahama Village,
just olf Key West's legendary
l)uval Street, and is scheduled
ton tin from noon to I pmn Fri-
(il;V and Saturday.
L'ach yeal tlie festival attracts
thousands of people who view
and buy Ai ican and island arts
and crafts, sample foods and
delicacies from a variety of cul-
lill's and countries, and enjoy
live musical entertainment rang-
ilg I' oil gospel to reggae.
Goombay's official opening
ceremonies are scheduled at
O(pin oin P'ridav, October 19, at
li inuni euntletainienlt stage
on tHahamia V\illage's Enmmaa
StIre t.
(tlliei festival highlights


four-month-old son, Christian
in his arms) is worth every
breath I take."
I learned a lot in the class and
I do my role as best as I could,"
he said. "I hardly get any sleep;
but it even draws me and my
wife closer."
Another father in the pro-
gramme, Marco Gibson, said
the class taught him a lot
about the care of his one-
month-old.
"So far, everything that I
learned in the class, I utilised
and everything is working out
fine," he said.
"The class has done wonders
for us," Mrs Pratt said. "There
are so many books out there
(on the topic of new parents);
but there is nothing like the per-
sonal touch."
She added: "We appreciate
the entire body that has come
together to make this moment
for us (the graduation ceremo-
ny) and I know that you will all
be able to look back on this and
say, 'Hey, the government is
doing something for us.' We do
not have to pay for it. It's free;
so we have the opportunity to
support our own, instead of
going private."


include a lively Junkanoo Rush
parade at 6pm on Saturday,
October 20. Plans call for par-
ticipants to begin at 1107 White-
head Street and "rush" through
the middle of the Goombay
action to the main stage.
In addition, attendees can
boogie to the beat of non-stop
music performed by a variety
of Caribbean-influenced enter-
tainers. Street performers from
Key West's famed Sunset Cele-
bration at Mallory Square will
entertain Goombay crowds.
A pre-Goombay VIP recep-
tion and block party are sched-
uled at the Coral City Elks
Lodge, 1107 Whitehead Street,
on the evening of Thursday,
October 18.


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No salaries available


for staff of Water and


Sewerage on pay day


FROM page one
workers went to the bank only
to find that their salaries were
not there.
Last month, she said, workers
were told that funds would be at
banks in the afternoon, when
o10 their surprise, nothing was
available in the morning.
,"At least it was there that
same day," she said. But today,
"nothing is there".
"We don't know (what is
wrong). We are trying to figure
out. We are saying that they
must be broke," she said.
"I have never seen anything
like this. Everybody is calling,.
and we do not know what to do
because no one is saying any-
thing to us," she said.
With workers being paid
monthly, the source said that
many workers are "stretched
thin" with bills and other


responsibilities they have to
meet. One bank manager
reportedly told the source,
"don't go today" looking for
any money.
"Everybody (the workers) is
upset. Everybody is walking
around and asking each other
if they have been able to get
an% money," she said.
When contacted by The Tri-
bune, Godfrey Sherman, Gen-
eral Manager of the Water and
Sewerage Corporation, said his
organisation submitted all the
necessary requirements to their
bank, the Royal Bank of Cana-
da (RBC), "in a timely man-
ner."
Mr Sherman said that the
issue of the money not being
available is "a banking issue."
The GM rejected the assertion
that the WSC is responsible,
despite the fact that this is the


second month a delay has
occurred ,
Carmen Kemp, President of
the Bahamas Utility Service and
Allied Workers Union, also
blamed the bank for the delay.
"It's not the Corporation's
fault. It's a glitch with RBC that
they're trying to straighten out,"
she.said. Ms Kemp emphasized
, that she is "not holding the Cor-
poration responsible" for this
delay. "We're trying to get the
matter sorted out," she said.
An RBC representative told
The Tribune that for reasons of
client confidentiality, they were
unable to comment on the issue.
Though the GM and union
president suggest that the delay
results from the bank, another
source claimed that the payroll
was sent late again to the bank,
thus leading to the delay in
salaries being posted.


Attorney disbarred for lying


FROM page one
This is one reason the Bar
Association will be petitioning
government to increase the
npmber of magistrates sitting
on the disciplinary committee,
he added.
Currently there are two
Supreme Court judges who
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which consists of a judge, two


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Supreme Court judge would
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tees, thus increasing the effi-
ciency of the disciplinary arm
of the association, whether that
means punishing or clearing a
lawyer of accusations of
wrongdoing.
Although there had been a


perception that lawyers in the
Bahamas tended to protect
each other, Mr Munroe said
this is not true, as there were
always cases of attorneys suing
other lawyers on behalf of
clients.
"Every lawyer has an oblig-
*ation, even the president of the
Bar. I have answered com-
plaints about me," Mr Munroe
said.


Outlook for economy is


positive, says Central Bank


FROM page one
cent) higher over the previous
year at $104.4 million.
The government's 12.6 per
cent rise in spending outpaced
the 12.1 per cent gain in rev-
enues.
Expenditure growth was
broadly based across the major
groupings, while taxes on inter-
national trade, stamp duties,
property taxes and income from
other sources boosted revenue
intake
In this year, the ,Central
Bank said that July statistics
suggested some slowing
domestic economic growth,
amid slowing tourism perfor-
mance and private sector
investments.
In its monthly economic and


financial developments report,
the Central Bank's preliminary
tourism data for the first six
months of the year showed con-
tinued weakness in the sector,
as total arrivals declined by 6.5
per cent to 2.4 million.
Air and sea passengers fell
by 7.0 per cent and 6.3 per cent.
respectively. The most signifi-
cant downturn in visitors was
recorded in Grand Bahama,
which decreased by 12 per
cent.
Similarly, arrivals in New
Providence and the Family
Islands decreased by 5.4 per
cent to 1.43 million and by 6.1
per cent.
Dollar deposits strengthened
by $4.8 million to $315.6 mil-
lion.
Fixed deposits posted the


most significant gain of $234.2
million, a nearly two-fold
increase over the previous
year's growth.
Overall the Central Bank said
the outlook for the domestic
economy during the second half
of the year remains relatively
positive, based on healthy con-
sumer spending and stable con-
struction activity.
The seasonal increased
demand for foreign currency is
expected to lead to the usual
moderation in external reserve,
levels.
Downside risks to this out-
look remain the weakening in
the US economy, as a result of
the contagion effects from the
collapse of the "sub-prime"
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Ms Greene stressed, however,
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gramme which features a cer-
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motes that way of life on
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THE 'WALL OF FAME' at Club Culture in the International Bazaar, Freepon, Grand Bahama, honoring greats
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Freeport Life: Entertainment is


There was not a
parking spot to be
found at the Inter-
national Bazaar in
downtown Freeport by 8pm
last Friday.
This was a welcome change
to an area of town that has
been quiet for some time.
That night, the "new" Club
Culture Home of the Enter-


tainers had a very successful
grand opening celebration.
More than 200 people
turned out for the event -
whether invited, or simply
stopping in to see what all the
music and activity was about.
Prominent members of soci-
ety came out to show their sup-
port, including Senator Pleas-
ant Bridgewater; manager of


Consumer Affairs Phil Stubbs;
Toastmasters members, Dr
Michael Darville; businessman
Michael Edwards; businessman
Cochise Hanna; and business-
man Tony 'Macaroni' Hanna.
Many local entertainers were
on hand such as Dudley
Caprone, the Watch Out band
and members of the Backyard
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They were all treated to a
night of entertainment such as
had not been seen in a very
long time.
The evening began with
cocktails and hors 'douvres to
the sounds of Mango.
The club's main bar serves
people inside or out and for
the opening hours, the enter-
tainment was held outside
under the stars creating a
European cafe sidewalk feel-
ing.
Pastor Matthew Allen
blessed the club, and Joe Fox
gave welcome remarks.
The Ultra Vibes band came
on for a lively and rousing set
of Bahamian favorites.
The crowd was impressed by
a young boy who happened to
be sitting behind the band, and
with a set of sticks he'd found,
he banged away on the park
bench through each and every
song as if he was one of the
performers.
Later, the guests were invit-
ed into the air conditioned
showroom to see the Original
Native Show.
The show is the main event
at Club Culture and features
Lord Congo Man, Arthur
Rollins Jr, Raquel Oliver, Ali
Parker, Thomas the Islander
and the Tropical Fever
Dancers (Raquel Oliver, Lati-


SEATED OUTSIDE, caf6 style, guests enjoy the live music of Mango and
the Ultra Vibes band at the grand opening of Club Culture. Pictured here
are Carolyn Robinson, Grace White, Latisa Deveaux (one of the featured
dancers), Nelda Spence-Fox, Shirley Spence, and Sherise Cooper.


sa Deveaux, and Vanessa
Sands).
There were also featured
solo dance performances by
Latisa Deveaux and Daedawn
Charlton.
It was all hosted by Joe Fox
himself and backed by DJ
Timmy Williams specialising
in golden oldies.
Club Culture is owned by
Lord Congo Man, and Joe and
Nelda Fox, and is a night club,
bar, restaurant and lounge
located to the right of the Chi-
nese pavilion.
Open six days a week, Club


Culture has been bringing new
life to the Bazaar for almost a
month now since their soft
opening:
The enthusiasm has caught
on as many of the other estab-
lishments are once again open-
ing their doors, and are excited
about the future.
As their name "Home of the
Entertainers" suggests, the
owners are set on keeping leg-
ends of the past, as well as cur-
rent and future entertainers
remembered and supported on

SEE next page


THE OWNERS of the 'New' Club Culture Home of the Entertainers: Lord Congo Man, Nelda Spence-Fox and
Joe Fox, stand in front of the Wall of Fame the night of their grand opening on September 21.


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back at the International Bazaar


SPECIAL GUESTS attend the
grand opening of Club Culture.
From left to right Dr Michael
Darville, businessman Michael
Edwards, Senator Pleasant Bridge-
water, businessman Cochise Han-
na (behind), and Nelda Spence-
Fox.
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'New' Club Culture Home of the Entertainers on Friday, September 21. Pictured are Methice Rigby,
Shavonne Sweeting, and Talia Bowleg on vocals.

FROM page 18

G r a n d B a h a m a . . .O l
Since Joe Fox is also the
president of the Grand
Bahama Entertainers Musi- ,
cians and Artists Association,
and was instrumental in the SALES ENI3SEPTEMBER 30OTH
revival of live entertainment
on the island, this theme is nat-
ural.
As part of the effort to pre-
serve traditional entertain-
ment, Club Culture boasts a
"Wall of Fame" featuring pho-
tographs of current and his-
toric Bahamian entertainers.
Some of those of those featured on
the wall are Freddie Munnings E g She o &
Sr, Smokey 007, Riche Delam- .
ore, Calvin Lockhart, Peanuts
Taylor, Blind Blake, Gary c'VI..-[.
Davis, Joseph Spence and
many more. DiSCtr !jJ L^W!rA
Special guests in attendance
for the opening of the wall
were Johnny Kemp Sr; Calvin etsey Johnson Carlos Santana
Spence, nephew of the late
Joseph Spence, Calvin's daugh- 0 o Nine West
ter Nelda Spence-Fox; and
Jennifer Lockhart-Myles in BC harl a
honour of her late husband, BG U al a
Calvin Lockhart.
These photos will be on per- *Joey 0 Guess
manent exhibit at the club, and
there are many more to be
placed in the near future.
The club is looking for any OPEN
photos that would warrant Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
placement on the wall.
They asked anyone who has Friday-Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm
a 'gem' from the past, to con- .
tact the club. "It will be copied Te e-lephone: 242-394-3802
and safely returned and quoted
from your collection," said a
spokesperson.
Along with the Wall of ----------
Fame, the club plans to name i
their tables and drinks after MARATHON 2 STOREY YELLOW BUiLDNG UPSTAIRS SNE TYLES
notable Bahamian entertain-
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THE GARDEN is home to over 100 varieties of palms planted lovingly by the Langlois during the time they
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THE Bahamas National
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series on Saturday, September
29 at The Retreat on Village
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The eleven acre garden was
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Arthur Langlois until 1985
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quarters of the Bahamas
National Trust, manager of the
national park system for the


nation. The garden is home to
over 100 varieties of palms
planted lovingly by the Lan-
glois during the time they lived
on the property.
Trees dominate the land-
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coppice. "The story of The
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"This young couple married
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The Retreat is just that a
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PAGE 22, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007


* MOSCOW
FORMER Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev warned
Wednesday against whitewash-
ing the crimes of dictator Josef
Stalin, stressing that Russia can-
not move forward without fac-
ing the truth about its bloody
past, according to Associated
Press.
In words that appeared aimed
at President Vladimir Putin,
Gorbachev also emphasized the
need to pursue democracy.
His remarks, less guarded
than usual, came amid growing
concern among Russia's mar-
ginalized liberals that Putin's
government is recasting Stalin's
legacy to justify its own increas-
ingly tight control.
The Stalin era is being por-
trayed as a "golden age," said
Gorbachev, whose 1980s "glas-
nost" campaign as the last Sovi-
et president prompted stunning
revelations about Stalin's mur-
derous policies.
"We must remember those
who suffered, because it is a les-
son for all of us a lesson that
many have not learned," Gor-
bachev said at a discussion
marking the 70th anniversary
of the bloodiest year of Stalin's
Great.Terror.
"It is impossible to live in the
present or build long-term plans
for the future if the disease of
forgetfulness afflicts the country
and society, or at least certain
sections of it," he said.
Rather than reckoning with
one of the most traumatic
episodes in Russian history,
scholars and activists said during
the discussion at Gorbachev's
charitable foundation and think
tank, Putin's government is
reshaping that legacy for its own
purposes.
"It's not just forgetfulness,
not just a lack of cultural mem-
ory what's happening is a mas-
sive attack aimed at revising our
memory," said Irina
Shcherbakova of Memorial, a
prominent non-governmental
group dedicated to investigat-
ing Stalin's repression.
As one of the signs that Stal-
in's crimes are being swept
under the rug, she said a
teacher's manual that suggests
his actions were justified by the
need to modernize the economy
is being pushed on high schools
nationwide.
"Textbooks today are aimed
not to ensure the memory (of
Stalin's abuses), but to push this
memory to the distant periph-
ery of the consciousness," said
Arseny Roginsky, also an offi-
cial at Memorial.
Roginsky said that despite


FORMER SOVIET leader Mikhail Gorbachev speaks to the media at
the unveiling ceremony of Raisa Gorbachev Institute of Pediatric
Hematology and Transplantology in St.Petersburg, Russia last
Thursday. Gorbachev attended the opening ceremony of the center
named after his wife Raisa Gorbachev and thanked all people and
organizations who provided financial support for the
construction of the centre.


repeated requests, the state has
done little or nothing to help
establish the names of the mil-
lions killed under Stalin or the
locations of their remains only
a fraction of which are known
decades later, he said.
More than 1.7 million people
were arrested in 1937-38 by the
Soviet security services alone,
and at least. 818,000 of them
were shot, Roginsky said.
But there is "decidedly no
political will" on the govern-
ment's part to preserve a
"national memory" of those
abuses, he said, and he con-
trasted the atmosphere in Rus-
sia with the way Germany has
acknowledged the Holocaust.
In central Berlin, he said,
there are signposts pointing to
Nazi concentration camp sites:
"A child passes by and asks his
mother, 'What's Dachau, what's
Buchenwald?' That's how


national memory is preserved
and passed down."
In Moscow, he said, "There is
not a single memorial plaque
that says, 'This person was a
victim of the Terror."'
Public interest in Soviet era
crimes began to fade following
the 1991 Soviet collapse, which
plunged Russia into uncertainty
and focused the attention of cit-
izens on the country's econom-
ic chaos. Since Putin came to
power nearly eight years ago,
however, Russia's oil-fueled
economy has grown steadily,
giving its leaders more confi-
dence.
Putin has stressed the need
for patriotism and pride,
restored Soviet-era symbols like
the music for the national
anthem and has said repeatedly
that Western portrayals of Rus-
sia and its history are too nega-
tive.
In June, he told social studies
teachers that no one should try
to make Russia feel guilty about
the Great Terror and that worse
things happened in other coun-
tries, pointing to the U.S. atom-
ic bombs dropped against Japan
and bombing campaigns in
Vietnam.
Putin and his allies "have
sympathies to that time and to
that way of ruling the country,"
liberal politician Grigory
Yavlinsky said, referring to the
Stalin era.
But he warned that Russia
would not thrive under an
authoritarian system "and in
Russia we now have an author-
itarian system."
Gorbachev, who rarely criti-
cizes Putin, was more diplo-
matic. But he had harsh words
for 4he secretive way Putin
reshuffled the Cabinet earlier
this month, echoing critics who
said his maneuvering under-
scores the lack of popular input
in running the country.
"I was not satisfied with this,"
Gorbachev said, suggesting it
smacked of a return to the Sovi-
et era.
He warned against "freeing
oneself from being under the
control of the people" and said
government mostbos[ e transpar-
ent.
"We must do everything we
can to ensure we take the path
of democracy," he said. "We
must all keep in mind that it's
necessary to suffer for democ-
racy, to support it and to take
the democratic road."


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and studied at
Government High
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University. He has
recorded two
albums and three
singles over past 22
years, including two
Timothy Award a.
winners. He is the
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penned a book of essays and letters The Nalhe
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principal of Patrick Rahming & Associates. He's the
founding president of the Bahamas Writer's Association
and is a Past President of the Rotary Club of West
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* BOURNEMOUTH, England
BRITISH Prime Minister
Gordon Brown said Wednes-
day he is seeking to win over
supporters of his political foes,
fuelling the belief he is weighing
the prospect- of an autumn
national election, according to
Associated Preas.
Loyalists have urged Brown
to hold an early election, capi-
talising on rising opinion poll
ratings.
In a speech Monday, he
promised to reward hard work
and self-sufficiency, wooing tra-
ditional backers of the main
opposition Conservatives,
Brown's key electoral rival.
Recruiting opponents to his
cause was a key aspect of his
plan for any future election,
Brown told his governing
Labour party's annual rally dur-
ing a conference-hall interview.
"Maybe it's because I am the
son of a minister of the church,"
he said "My father always
taught me you had to reach out
to people and you had to bring
people in wherever you could
encourage them and then per-
suade them to support your
views."
Brown refused to say whether
he will soon call a poll. How-
ever, Schools Secretary Ed
Balls, an influential lieutenant,
sparked speculation when asked
in a BBC interview whether
Brown was likely to risk an elec-
tion in the autumn or wait.
"It's a very interesting ques-
tion as to where the gamble
really lies," Balls said.
Winning a new vote would
allow Brown to claim his own
mandate for office. He is cur-
rently finishing predecessor
Tony Blair's term and is not
obliged to hold an election until
mid-2010.
Brown has already recruited


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BRITAIN'S PRIME Minister Gordon Brown, right, and his wife Sarah,
stand outside 10, Downing Street in London


former financial backers of his
rival Conservatives and enlisted
two of the party's legislators as
advisers on terrorism and edu-
cation.
Some delegates speculated a
Conservative lawmaker plans
to soon defect to Labour, which
would be a blow ahead of the
start of the party's own rally
Sunday.
Labour officials have also
indicated Brown will likely
continue debating whether to
call an election until next week
- seeking to unsettle the Con-
servatives as they meet in
Blackpool, in northern Eng-
land.
Labour's party treasurer Jack
Dromey told delegates Wednes-
day the organisation is "start-
ing to gear up" for an election
and has the finances in place
for a campaign.
"I am confident of our capac-
ity to be ready and we will be,"
Dromey said as he announced


that the party had cut debts.
He said Labour had learned
from a police inquiry into alle-
gations that honours includ-
ing knighthoods and peerages
- were offered in exchange for
donations to party funds.
Police arrested high-profile
party figures and questioned
Blair, but declined to bring
charges.
Vernon Bogdanor, a profes-
sor of government at Oxford
University, said Brown's party
has had a wave of donations
since the new leader took office
in June.
"Brown is seen as a success
and money has been coming in
because money follows suc-
cess," Bogdanor said.
But he explained that finance
is not as big an issue in British
elections as it is the United
States. "You can't buy televi-
sion time here," he said. "The
main thing is to find your voters
through canvassing."


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THE JUNKANOO CORPORATION NEW PROVIDENCE LIMITED
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE

Application
for

Prospective Judges

Applicant must be 21 yrs or over

OFFICIAL USE ONLY



JUDGE NUMBER
THE 2007 / 2008 JUNKANOO SEASON

Please PRINT LEGIBLY all information in the spaces provided below and answer all questions and provide documentation including a
passport photo as requested or application may be subject to outright rejection

All information given by applicants will be subject to follow up background investigations and checks.

A. PERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Name (Ms./Mr./Mrs.)
SURNAME FIRST MIDDLE Alias

Maiden name aliases nick names

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

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


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

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

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Do you have any medical conditions) that might prevent you from judging? (EG: asthma, heart condition, diabetes, hypertension, optical, hearing, etc.) If YES please explain and list any medication
that you take for that condition.


Are you allergic to any specific medicine? (If yes please list)
I understand that I may be liable to take a medical examination to determine my abilities in areas related to my ability to judge the parade and agree to the same.
Emergency Contact (LIST 2 PERSONS TO CONTACT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY)
1. Name Relationship
Telephone ________(W) (H) '(C)
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Declaration
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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 ha\e 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 ha e 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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APARTMENT 3-G


BLONDIE


MARVIN


NON SEQUITUR


CRYPTIC PUZZLE


ACROSS
8 Goes off again to get the braces (7)
9 Two chaps, one just like you (6,3)
13 Give one a lilt when there's this awful
emptiness inside (5)
14 There's little time, dear; move! Step
on it (5)
15 Give you the impression, when you
propose (7)
16 How the grim sailor said'Aft!" (7)
17 At that point, you run through (5)
18 Slip that top off, little imp! (5)
20 Great to have a drink, having got
back again (5)
22 Calls up and the girl's come round, all
right (6)
23 The boyfriend gave the fellow a nice
build-up (6)
25 A page in the haberdashery
catalogue (7)
27 Having done wrong, the gun-slinger
is in prison (7)
30 Surprises coming one on top of the
other in the building (6)
31 Run across in the Wagner
Centre (6)
32 A mistake for someone working in a
fish restaurant? (5)
35 He's more jovial with her around (5)
36 She is French, Northern, with an
English name (5)
37 Given a number to play might make
you feel better (7)
39 Home and the tot is playing
in the pen (7)
41 Sing one note, getting close (5)
42 Extra for the coach working in (5)
43 Permission to proceed with the
slashed-price sale (9)
44 A migrant will endure without
retaliation (7)


DOWN
1 One's always bearing up to
change (6)
2 Holding the gun, fear there's
something wrong with the catch (8)
3 That's a lot of money,
lovely lady! (6,5)
4 Even at the Pearly Gates? (4,5)
5 Ran away, has somehow got caught
and shot (7)
6 Breaking a raw egg into, call out,
acting cockily (10)
7 Are concerned and after a time, have
caught up (4)
10 Parts of bodies found in a furniture
shop (6)
11 Comment on people who have got
into trouble (7)
12 Bash in right in- fast (6)
19 Smuggled the dope from a foreign
port (7)
21 Leave in a hurry if you
serve tea to? (4,3)
24 Finding someone who's been
slandering you? (7,4)
26 Couldn't face being refused
admittance? (6,4)
28 A girl having a drink in the garden (9)
29 The prisoner's
identification? (3,4)
30 Noisy crane operating
in the country (6)
32 Be as excited over the dance as the
game (8)
33 Not conscientious,
again fail lo see (6)
34 The nonspecific "officer" (7)
38 Continues to jog as
one talks (4,2)
40 Most unlikely to get
high (4)


CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS


Dennis


MATTERR IF THERF NOFISH IN Th-
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By'Steve Becker

Famous Hand Part Two


East dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1 + Pass 3
Pass 4 4 Pass 4
Pass 64
Opening lead king of hearts.

As reported yesterday, this hand
was responsible for a huge swing
when Poland and France met in the
final of the 1984 World Open Team
Olympiad. It also produced a big
swing in the U.S-Great Britain
women's final, which was played
simultaneously with the open event.
In the Poland-France match,
both sides played in six spades and
got the king-of-hearts lead. The
French declarer failed after he won
the heart lead and tried to cash the A-
K-Q of clubs, ruffed by West, who
then cashed the heart queen.


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The Polish declarer made the
slam when he first cashed three dia-
monds (discarding a heart) and then
the ace of trumps before playing the
three top clubs. West ruffed the third
club with the king, but it was then too
late to score a heart trick.
In the women's final, Jacqui
Mitchell and Gail Moss of the United
States reached six spades as shown,
and again the heart king was led.
Moss (South) won, played three dia-
monds, pitching a heart, and then
tried three rounds of clubs, discard-
ing her last heart.
The British West trumped, but
instead of returning a heart (which
would have left South no option but
to ruff and play the ace of spades),
she cleverly returned a diamond.
Moss ruffed with dummy's ten,
underruffing in her hand, and mulled
the situation over.
Why, she wondered, had West
voluntarily presented her with an
entry to dummy? Was West hoping
for an uppercut by her partner to pro-
mote a trump trick? Whatever West's
reason, all signs pointed to her hav-
ing the king of spades. So instead of
trying a finesse, Moss led a trump to
the ace, caught West's king and made
the slam.
At the other table, the British
South played in six notrump, which
had no chance after the king-of-
hearts lead. The 17 IMPs the U.S.
team gained proved critical, since it
won the match by only 11 IMPs.


HOW many words of four letters 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 15; very good 22; excellent 29 (or more).
Solution Monday.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
abeam able album albumen amble AMBULANCE
balance bale balm banal bane beam bean beau
became blame blue cabal cable club cube lamb


namable nebula numb


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1 17 18 19

20 21 22 23
3 24




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EASY PUZZLE


ACROSS
8 Right (7)
9 Twin-hulled vessel (9)
13 Dance to this (5)
14 Banishment (5)
15 Blissful state (7)
16 Determination (7)
17 Noblemen (5)
18 Time when dark (5)
20 Happening (5)
22 Painter (6)
23 Sport (6)
25 School bag (7)
27 Hot condiment (7)
30 Marionette (6)
31 Have in mind (6)
32 Book of
maps (5)


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ACROSS: 4, A-waits 7, Learners 8, Pan-a-ma 10, Bob-by 13, West '4. Spar 15,
R Pa-NT 16, Ate 17, Otis 19, Euro 21, Carthorse 23, Mode 24, Ed-na 26, Job 27,
Bar-d 29,, Glib 32, Alps 33, C-E-ase 34, Bo Peep 35, Left over 36, Remove
D DOWN: 1, B-L-abs 2, Sam-ba 3, Only 4, Aspen 5, Aunt 6, Tomato 9, Astern 11,
Op.-t 12, Broad 13, Washers 15, Pit 16, Are 18, Treble 20, Usage 21, Cob 22,
O-dd 23, Mo-r-ose 25, His 28, Apple (-pie) 30, Larva 31, Beaid 32, Aero 33, Cats
v-___


35 Clinically
overweight (5)
36 Unity (5)
37 Afternoon show (7)
39 Catches fire (7)
41 Worker in stone (5)
42 Speak slowly (5)
43 Plan of travel (9)
44 Of the sense of
touch (7)
DOWN
1 Brags (6)
2 Jewellery item (8)
3 Gathers speed (11)
4 Enter uninvited (4-5)
5 Discolour (7)
6 Temperature


scale 10)
Info (4)
Come into view (6)
Controls (7)
Squanders (6)
Common (7)
Instance (7)
Basic (11)
Fruit type (10)
Hospital (9)
Let go (7)
Financial gain (6)
Counteracting
remedy (8)
Stinks (6)
Creche (7)
Almost (6)
Short letter (4)


EASY SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 4, Suffer 7, Chestnut 8, Oregon 10, Erase 13, Crew 14, Sent 15, Seem
16, Sex 17, Odin 19, Acid 21, Overtaken 23, Fret 24, Area 26, Fee 27, Abut 29,
Said 32, Tier 33, Sever 34, Arcane 35, Champion 36, Stitch
DOWN: 1, Aches 2, Sedan 3, Stye 4, Store 5, Flew 6, Eloped 9, Remake 11, Red
12, Stove 13, Centaur 15, Sir 16, Sin 18, Detain 20, Cease 21, Ore 22, Art 23,
Ferret 25, Tie 28, Beech 30, Avoid 31, Drunk 32, Tact 33, Same
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Horoscope


By LINDA B lU .


THURSDAY,
SEPT 27
ARIES March 21/April 20
Responsibilities at home must not
be allowed to stop you from having
a good time this week, Aries. Live
life to the fullest as much as possible.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
There will be times this week,
Taurus, when you feel all alone, and
others when you feel connected to
everyone around you. In truth, you're
never alone: friends are there to help.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
If you think fast and act quickly,
you could be the one to benefit from
changes taking place at work,
Gemini. On Thursday, a neighbor
stops by to say hello. Make time in
your busy schedule for chit-chat.
CANCER June 22/July 22
You've been patient, and you've
worked hard in recent weeks,
Cancer. Now, something you've
been working on for a long time is
about to pay off. Good for you!
LEO July 23/August 23
It's not often that your confidence
wanes, Leo, but it might do so this
week. Keep reminding yourself that
it's only a phase, then go out and
have a little fun.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You're feeling more passionate and
adventurous than usual. Use this to
your advantage: do something outra-
geous to win someone's heart
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Change is a good thing, Libra, and
altering your work routine this
week will not only give you more
satisfaction, but also attract the
positive attention of the higher-ups.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Good luck will come your way when
you least expect it, Scorpio. You're
about to reap the rewards for sacri-
fices you've made in recent weeks.
Strangers will be also drawn to your
positive energy this week.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Don't be afraid to approach friends
or family if you need a little financial
help this week. Others are willing to
help, but you must act quickly. A
romantic encounter looks promising.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You should be taking more risks than
ever, even if you're one of those
Capricoms who like to plan every-
thing down to the last detail. Luck is
on your side in all your endeavors.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Others will applaud and reward you
for being your usual outspoken self
this week. Romantic possibilities
also look great for you, Aquarius.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
It's never too late to start again,
Pisces. Now's the time to break free
of the things that limit you in 'life
and become the kind of person
you've always wanted to be.


Viorel Bologan v Dmitry
Jakovenko, Pikovsky
tournament, Russia 2007.
Another win by Jakovenko, the
24-year-old who has advanced
into the world top 20
grandmasters. The position
looks unpromising for Black (to
move). White is a pawn up,
while his knights and rook are
within target range of Black's
king. Appearances are
deceptive. Jakovenko took just
one turn to demonstrate that
Black is winning and, after a
mistake by White, forced his
opponent to resign faced with
checkmate or decisive material
loss. What happened?


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Chess solution 8460: l...Rxg6! 2 Nxg6? Qb8! and
White resigned because Black threatens
Qbl mate as well as Qxg3. Better is 2 Rxg6 Bxe5 3 Rg5
Bf6 4 Rg3 Bxh4 when Black has a slow but sure win on
material with two bishops for a rook.


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'Archaic' laws and systems cost




retailers 40 per cent of profit



Grand Bahama Chamber president says Bahamas suffers from 'an inability of the system to accommodate

growth in industry. The system does not keep pace with innovation in the private sector'

* Stipulation that all products on store shelves need price tag adds to costs and breakage/damage to inventory


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
'' Archaic" laws and
outdated govern-
ment systems cost
Bahamian retail and
wholesale business-
es at least 40 per cent of their
potential sales and profits, the
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce's president told


The Tribune yesterday.
Christopher Lowe, opera-
tions manager at Kelly's
Freeport, said that a combina-
tion of outdated, restrictive
laws and non-computerised
systems in many government
agencies were tying up the
Bahamian private sector in too
much "red tape, bureaucracy
and antiquated methods
employed by government


departments and laws".
"They're an incredible
impediment," Mr Lowe said
yesterday. "I would say they
restrict retail businesses by at
least 40 per cent. The rate of
return on money in the bank is
better than the rate of return
on being in business."
As regards government, Mr
Lowe said Bahamian busi-
nesses had to deal with the


"rigmarole of non-computeri-
sation and documentation by
entities like Bahamas Customs
and Immigration.
"Dealing with the Govern-
ment, they are still reliant on a
paper-based ledger system, and
that restricts our business and
growth."
Mr Lowe added: "You have
an inability of the system to
accommodate growth in indus-


try. The system does not keep
pace with innovation in the pri-
vate sector.
"The Government's adopt-
ing of electronic communica-
tions is sporadic. It is a real
pain."
Among legislation that was
also restrictive for Bahamian
businesses, Mr Lowe pointed
to provisions in the Consumer
Protection Act and the


Employment Act, citing the
clause in the latter that made
biometric fingerprint recogni-
tion of employees an offence
liable to a $5,000 fine.
Bahamian employers are
recommending to the Govern-
ment that the Employment
Act be amended to provide for

SEE page 4


Developers


enticing buyers


to access hotel


taxation breaks


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SOME Bahamas-based
mixed-use resort developers
appear to be encouraging
prospective real estate buyers
to place their homes/condo-
miniums in the hotel rental
pool as a way to access tax
incentives that will lower con-
struction costs and the price of
their investment, The Tribune
can reveal.
In a 'frequently asked ques-
tions' section on its website,
the Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean
Club development on Great


Guana Cay, which is being
developed by San Francisco-
based Discovery Land Com-
pany, responds to a question
on the "advantages of having a
home in the rental pro-
gramme".
Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean
Club responded: "Homes
located within the Marina Vil-
lage are eligible to participate
in the rental programme. The
programme will be owned and
operated by an affiliate of Dis-
covery Land Company. Own-

SEE page 10


Films give Bahamas $70m economic boost


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THE Bahamian economy received a
$70 million boost over the past four years
from 10 international feature films being
filmed here, while Bahamian filmmakers
have spent at least $644,000 on eight
Bahamian-based feature stories, it was
revealed yesterday.
Speaking at a one-day workshop minis-
ter of state for tourism and aviation,
Branville McCartney. said the Govern-
ment must do more to encourage growth
of the Bahamian film industry and attract-
ing more international productions to use
this nation as a location.
This, he indicated, highlighted the need
for the Government to increase the level
of investment incentives to attract film
and TV productions to the Bahamas.
"The need for incentive legislation for
the production of films has been a constant
theme of the Bahamas Film Commission
'over the years. The Film Commission has
been relentless in requesting considera-
tion of the Government for film incentive
legislation," Mr McCartney added.


Bahamian films generate $644,000 in local spend, as
government examines incentives to encourage industry

He said his ministry and the Bahamas
Film Commission would like the Govern-
ment to consider customs and stamp duty
exemptions for the film production busi-
ness to assist with growing the industry
faster.
This consideration had already been
-' extended to the taxi and sports fishing
industries to provide support there, he
.' explained.
Mr McCartney said the Government
was aware that other countries offered
incentives to secure business from pro-
duction companies. Florida offered special
encouragement to films that shot.there
during the hurricane season.
"When you consider the substantial
investment being made in films, you can
see how wise it is for the authorities in a


SEE page 14


Ginn Heads allow


for bond issue


* By NEIL.HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
GINN Development Com-
pany and its affiliates plan to
issue bonds, secured by
Bahamian real estate lying
within its West End develop-
ment, to fund infrastructure
improvements at the project,
the developer's Heads of
Agreement with the Govern-
ment also paving the way for it
to provide financing to real
estate buyers itself.
A copy of the December 9,
2005, agreement that Ginn
signed with the former Christie
administration, discloses:
"Ginn intends to issue or cause
to be issued bonds offshore
(sometimes called Special
Assessment or Community
Development Bonds) for the
purpose of funding infrastruc-
ture improvements to the pro-
ject.
"These bonds will be
secured by an equal and rate-
able easement or lien imposed
on certain lots or parcels with-
in the project, and the proper-
ty owners make monthly or
quarterly payments to support
the bonds."
The Heads of Agreement
also allow Ginn, if it chooses,
to create its own service com-
pany to manage the construc-
tion, installation and mainte-
nance of roads and utilities in
"the West End area".
It is unclear whether the ser-
vice company would be
responsible for just the roads
and utilities within the Ginn
sur mer project, or if it would


Agreement allows developer
to set up West End service
company and landfill, finance
real estate buyers itself, create
five artificial reefs, and apply
for mining licence

assume responsibility for West
End as a whole.
This becomes critical for
Bahamians living in West End,
because the Heads of Agree-
ment promises that the Gov-
ernment will work with Ginn
to enable the service compa-
ny to "assess property owners
within the service area assess-
ments in order to pay for the
costs", with these assessments
enforced through liens.
Elsewhere, the Heads of
Agreement acknowledges that
while Ginn was "making every
effort" to obtain US$ financing
from Bahamian commercial
banks and US institutions for
its real estate clients, "Ginn
may have to offer such financ-
ing itself by obtaining the nec-
essary licences from the appro-
priate government authority".
The provision of such financ-
ing by the developer may
become increasingly critical as
a result of the global credit
squeeze, a product of the US
'subprime' mortgage market
fallout, which has made it more
difficult for real estate buyers
to obtain mortgages and debt
financing.


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use resort developments in the
Bahamas, of which Ginn is
arguably the largest, and which
are heavily reliant on real
estate pre-sales to generate
cash flow and fund project


build-outs.
Government approval for.
the construction of Ginn sur
mer's casino will kick-in once
1,000 rooms at the project are
completed, 800 of which will


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This has impacted the
prospects for numerous mixed-


be within the condo/hotel
rental programme or part of a
non-condominium hotel.
The casino will have a mini-
mum 20,000 square feet gam-
ing area, and can be expanded
to meet additional customer
demand as more phases of the
project are completed.
The Heads of Agreement
stipulates that the Government
will not grant any more casi-
no licences west of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority for a
20-year period, provided the
casino is opened within six
years of the first lot sale at
Ginn sur mer.
Other "special concessions"
granted to Ginn by the Heads
of Agreement include a Fea-
tured Builders Programme.
The agreement stipulates that
during construction of phases
involving more than 150 sin-
gle-family residential lots, a
minimum of 12 such residences
are to be under construction
at all times.
The Featured Builders Pro-
gramme is designed to enable
contractors from both the US
and the Bahamas to purchase
and reserves lots in the Ginn
project, and then build "at least
two model residences for sale
at all times"..
Participating contractors, the
Heads of Agreement disclose,
would receive "accelerated
consideration" for all licences
and approvals, plus work per-
mits for skilled personnel.
When it comes to the pro-
ject's marinas, the Heads of
Agreement states: "Ginn will
be developing waterways, inlet
cuts, canals and marina facili-
ties to include more than 650
slips throughout the project,
and intends to offer docko-
miniums to its purchasers."
Once all plans and environ-
mental impact assessments had
been approved, the Govern-
ment is committed to granting
"any cuts or jetties necessary
for such marinas and access
canals, and will cause to be
granted to Ginn any Crown
Grant and/or any supporting
seabed leases to cause such
development and sales to
occur".
The fees that Ginn would
pay to lease any portion of the


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seabed are not stipulated, the
Heads of Agreement saying
merely that the Government
would levy "a reasonable and
customary fee for any seabed
lease".
Ginn also has the ability to
obtain mining licences to mine
sand fromthe seabed to
renourish the project's beach-
es, and create five artificial
reefs in West End. "for the
establishment of an official
National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration weather
station for the northern
Bahamas".
Ginn also has the right to
own and operate a landfill,
with operation methods, cost
allocation and rates to be
decided between the Govern-
ment and the developer.
The Ginn Heads of Agree-
ment was amended on June 8,
2006, to allow the developers
to increase the number of res-
idential units from 870 to 1,890,
an increase of 1,020, and the
condo/hotel component to
4,900 units from 4,400 units.
The project's first phase
encompasses 890 acres on the
western side of the project,
adjacent to Old Bahama Bay,
and includes 600-700 single-
family residential units, 18-hole
golf course and clubhouse, and
600-700 condos that are either
under private ownership or in
a hotel rental pool.
That first phase will include
swimming pools, tennis courts,
one 145-slip marina and the re-
opening of one 5,000 foot strip
at the old West End airport.
The second phase, due to
start within five years of the
first phase start, will take place
on 400 acres and feature 200-
250 single family residential
lots, 3,400-3,500 condos that
are either privately owned or -(
in a hotel rental pool, a 180-
slip marina, and the casino.
The final phase, due to start
within five years of the second
phase start, will take place on
667 acres at the eastern end of
the project, near Bootle's Bay.
It will include 1,000-1,500
single-family residential lots,
an 18-hole golf course, 71-slip
marina and 700-800 condos,
again either in a rental pool or
privately owned.


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The Bahamas has
experienced a 14 per
cent year-over-year
increase in Canadian
arrivals for 2007, Ministry of
Tourism officials said, as they
look to attract even greater
numbers.
Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson,
deputy director general in the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism,
pointed out that the strength-
ened dollar makes travel to the
Bahamas more likely for Cana-
dians.
"Now, with the Canadian dol-
lar being on par, it makes a
Bahamas vacation a lot less
expensive for Canadians," he
said.
Mr Thompson pointed out
that the Bahamas has arranged
for an impressive contingent of
Bahamian professionals to be
showcased during Canada's
Caribbean Week.
The Royal-Bahamas Police
Force Pop Band is scheduled
for five performances at various
Toronto venues during the
week. Bahamian chefs Wayne
Moncur and Alpheus Ramsey
will also make appearances on
popular television shows.
The effort underscores
Canada's importance to
Bahamian tourism, Mr Thomp-
son said.
"Canada has been a real
bright spot for us," he said. "We
have had a 14 per cent increase


(in arrivals) over last year and it
looks like we are going to do
very well from Canada this year.
So, we are here in the market in
a big way to stimulate the con-
sumer even more to book the
Bahamas."
Minister of Tourism Ncko C.
Grant said the Bahamas will use
the first Caribbean Week to be
held in Canada as a conduit of
media attention that will focus
Canadians on the islands of the
Bahamas.
Caribbean Week, which is
coordinated by the Caribbean
Tourism Organisation (CTO),
takes place in New York City
every June. This year, CTO is
holding a second Caribbean
Week from September 26 to 29
in Canada, where the dollar is at
an all-time high.
"We are very pleased with
what has been happening in
Canada," Mr Grant said. "The
numbers from Canada are up.
For too long, Canada has been
ignored, and there is tremen-
dous potential here."
As the Bahamas draws media
attention from the week's activ-
ities, key messages will be dis-
pensed to Canadian viewers and
readers, Mr Thompson .aid.
"Some of the key things that
we want to get across to them
are that the Bahamas is not just
one island," he said. "There are
a number of islands, so there
are a number of experiences


available in the Bhamnas: the
fact that starting in November,
we are going to have daily ser-
vice by both West Jet and Air"
Canada from Toronto into Nas-
sau.. For the first time ever iq.
November, out of Calgary in'
Western Canada, we are going
to have service by West Jet into
Nassau, and in February out of
Halifax, West Jet will come
from Halifax into Nassau twice
per week. So, for the Bahamas,
that is a big, big achievement."
Mr. Thompson said the
Bahamas' participation in
Toronto's Caribbean Week will
show its support for. CTO and
will take the fullest advantage
of enhancing the Bahamas' pres-
ence in Canada at the same
time.
In a brief meeting with the
Bahamian contingent on Tues-,
day, Minister Grant expressed
appreciation for the work that
the staff of the Ministry of
Tourism, the Police Pop Band
and the chefs are doing.
"I certainly want to thank you
for what you are doing for your
country and what you continue
to do so well..." he said. "I
, should certainly wish for you to
have an enjoyable stay. but most
of all a productive one. We sin-
cerely hope that as a result of
your performances that it will
drive visitors to the Bahamas."
The contingent returns to the
Bahamas on Satur .. ...
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Financial Intelligence Unit

LEGAL COUNSEL

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Legal Counsel at the
Financial Intelligence Unit (the "FIU").
JOB SUMMARY:
The holder of the position will be responsible for the provision of legal advice to the Director
and the Financial Intelligence Unit relative to its functions under the Financial Intelligence
Unit Act 2000.
RESPONSIBLE TO:
The Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful applicant must:
1. Be appointed in writing by the Minister responsible for the administration of the
Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2000.
2. Be a Counsel and Attorney-At-Law in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, called to
The Bahamas Bar with 5 years of legal or relevant experience.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for ensuring that the Financial Intelligence Unit is kept abreast of legislative
developments relative to its functions.
2. Responsible for making recommendations to the Director relative to the legal issues
affecting the Financial Intelligence Unit.
3. Responsible for liaison between the Financial Intelligence Unit and the Office of the
Attorney General relative to legal issues affecting the Financial Intelligence Unit.
4. Responsible for the provision of training of industry participants in the Financial
Services Sector in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Unit
Act 2000.
5. Responsible for drafting of legal documents for Memoranda of Understanding between
the Financial Intelligence Unit and foreign Financial Intelligence Units.
6. Responsible for assisting with other duties relative to the proper functioning of the
Financial Intelligence Unit as required by the Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
1. Five years call to The Bahamas Bar
2. Experience in Compliance, Civil, Criminal & Corporate Law, Assets Tracing and
Forfeiture.
3. Excellent attitude, punctuality and attendance.
REMUNERATION PACKAGE:
1. Competitive salary commensurate with experience
2. 15% gratuity upon successful completion of contract.
Interested persons should submit their applications and resumes in-writing along with the
relevant certificates, on or before 11th October 2007, to:


Anthony M. Johnson
Director
Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Frederick Streel ......
Nassau,.Baiamwas .,.. .-
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biometric fingerprint recogni-
tion of employees, as revealed
by The Tribune yesterday.
Brian Nult, the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon), president said
"thousands of dollars" per
week were being added on to
company payrolls due to time
card and 'clocking in' scams.
He pointed out that in order
for the Bahamas to stay up to
date with technology, "we
need a provision to allow for
biometrics to be used for busi-
nesses that rely on fingerprint-
ing as a means of recognition".
Mr Lowe said of the finger-
print situation yesterday: "In
any kind of a company with
size, the-old fashioned time
cards are a pain.
Account
"I think it's time our legisla-
tion took into account emerg-
ing products and technology,
and to arbitrarily rule out and
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Legislation
Other unnecessary legisla-
tive impediments to the con-
duct of business in the
Bahamas, Mr Lowe added,
were the likes of price controls
and stipulations that every
individual product on a shelf
needed a price tag.
He added: "When they write
new legislation, they seem to
write it with as many problems
.they were trying to solve,
because of a lack of consulta-
tion, a lack of viable input, a
lack of discussion. It's endem-
ic.
"We seem to have govern-
ments who think they know
best. and they seldom do. Even
the Prime Minister told the
whole world that price controls
don't work, and they've never
worked in the Bahamas. The
question is: what is he going
to do about it?"
Bahamian law currently stip-
ulates that each individual item
on a store shelf has to have a
price tag, something Mr Lowe
described as "nonsense", given
the advent of universal bar
coding, VIN labelling, and
shelf tagging. '
He added that all purchases
were run up at a cash register,


allowing both teller and con-
sumer to see the price of a
good via the scanned bar code
if they had not seen it on the
store shelf.
The requirement that each
individual item on a store shelf
has. a price tag added to
Bahamian retail and wholesale
firms' costs, Mr Lowe
explained, as it required com-
panies to break down boxes of
product that were shipped in
bulk, unpack them, tag each
individual item, and then
repackage them regardless of
whether they were going into
the store or for inventory.
Manpower
"It requires manpower and
slows down the receiving of
goods," Mr Lowe said. "It
slows down the throughput of
goods and slows down sales.
It's archaic."
He added that having to
break goods shipments down
and 'unpack them also led to
greater pilferage, loss, wastage,
damage and lag times for
Bahamian merchants.
"It just increases the amount
of handling of goods, and
increases situations of break-
age, damage and the rest by
having to jump through these
hoops," Mr Lowe said..


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Burns House Group of Companies is looking for an
ambitious people manager with a proven track record
in consumer marketing


Burns House Group of Companies (BHG) is the leading beverage compIan\ in
The Bahamas. With its broad portfolio of consumer brands. e\tending Iroin beer
to spirits and wines, BHG is the market leader and trend seiiei in the lepectike
categories.
Within our marketing department we seek to fill the position of MLiike[inlg lManager
In this position you ill be responsible for a large portfolio i)l consuImel brands
like Budweiser beer. Ricardo runs. Climax energy drink. Henne.s~y cognac and
Carlo Rossi \ ines to name a few.
I The marketing manager \%e are looking for is a team player, has profound kno\ ledge
of the marketing mi\ and is an excellent planner with great pas.ion or execution.
BHG will offer you a challenging en% ironment ith international gro' hll potential.
We offer an abo\e market average incentive programme and international Ii. inning
opportunities.
Profile of the ideal candidate
Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Business Administration is essential; Master
in Business an advantage
3-5 years of supervisory experience in marketing
Team building skills
Consumer goods Marketing experience

INTERESTED? Send your Resume bN email to: ccash@burnshouse.com
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* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
A LEADING Bahamian
financial services executive yes-
terday said his company was
willing to invest in sound
Bahamian-produced films as a
way of building the industry.
Owen Bethel, president of
Montaque Securities Interna-
tional, addressing film financ-
ing at"a one-day workshop
hosted by the Bahamas Film
Commission, explained that
there were a number of ways
that Bahamian filmmakers can
finance their projects, which
includes receiving donations
from family and friends, or
going to an investor.
He said that if they chose to
pitch to an investor, they
would have to decide if this
would be based on an equity or
debt arrangement, depending
on whether the filmmaker
wanted to own his work entire-
ly or have partners own a share
in it.
Further; Mr Bethel said
there were foundations which
might wish to invest in specific
content projects.
The Bahamian government
has a rebate policy in place to
assist Bahamian filmmakers
finance their projects as well,
he explained.
Mr Bethel said that while his
Montague Group was in the
practice of investing in films,
to date their only Bahamian
project has been the feature
length film, Rain.
Mr Bethel said the company
decided to invest in that pro-
ject, based on the passion of
the filmmaker and the quality
of the script.


"We really worked with
them step by step on this," he
said. Mr Bethel added that his
company, while obviously hop-
ing to make a profit, was will-
ing to assist Bahamians if they
can at least break even because
they wish to help develop the
industry.
However, he pointed out
that in small firms with limited
manpower, it may be difficult
to hold someone's hand the
entire process.
Otherwise, for internation-
al projects, financiers wished
to make at least a 10-15 per
cent return on their invest-
ment.
Mr Bethel said that while
there were a number of distri-


bution methods available to
filmmakers, his group was
wary of DVD-only distribution
because of the huge piracy
issues prevalent in the
Bahamas.
Mr Bethel encouraged
Bahamians interested in film
making, and desirous of financ-
ing, to ensure that they pre-
sent their project in a sound
business plan with a realistic
budget.
He said Montaque looked at
a number of factors when
deciding on a project, including
any commitments of distribu-
tions, additional funding from
other sources, or from bank-
able actors and actress who
have signed on to the project.


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A leading hotel invites qualified
persons in the above mentioned
field to apply for the position of
Chief Engineer.

The successful candidate must
possess the following:
- A Engineering Degree or a
minimum of 5 years experience
as a Chief Engineer, or
Assistant Chief Engineer in a
major hotel

Must be proficient in
Preventative Maintenance
Programs

Must be a Team Leader and
able to work with little or no
supervision

Must posses strong
interpersonal, communication,
problem solving and customer
service skills

Applicants with supporting
documents also including a clean
Police Certificate should be sent
to the address below:

Competitive salary and benefits
package commensurate with
experience.

Applicants for Chief Engineer
should apply to:
DA #13987,
clo The Tribune
P.O. Box N- 3207
Nassau, Bahamas


The Bahamas Hotel Association Invites Applications for the Following:

MANAGER for Grand Bahama and Northern Bahamas


The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) seeks a highly competent, motivated
and energetic individual who is interested in making a positive difference in
the quality of our nation's tourism with emphasis on Grand Bahama.

Position Objectives

Responsible for the implementation of BHA-related activities primarily on
Grand Bahama with emphasis on:

Working closely with tourism partners in industry, the Grand Bahama
Island Tourism Board, the Ministry of Tourism, Government and other
stakeholders to advance common industry improvement efforts
Engaging hotels and tourism-related businesses in education and
training initiatives
Assisting in the development of sustainable tourism activities directed
at small to mid-sized hotels, marinas and tourism enterprises
Guiding the establishment and management of a STEMM project to
assist with creation of an organization to support the nation's marina
industry
Encouraging industry involvement in recognition programs supporting
excellence, scholarship programs for youth, and other activities aimed
at fostering the development of the hotel and tourism industry

Capabilities

A sound understanding of the tourism industry and its competitive challenges.
Proven self-starter and team player with good management capabilities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer literate with
experience in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

The full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits. Applications
must be received no later than Wednesday, October 3rd. Applications
should include a resume and cover letter. Applications may be sent
electronically or hand delivered to either of the following:


Bahamas Hotel Association
Attn: Executive Vice President
Hotels Centre, SG Hambros Building
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N-7799
Nassau,, Bahamas
Email:BHA@Bahamashotels.org


Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board
c/o Ministry of Tourism
Attention: James Turner
Fidelity Financial Center
East Mall & Poinciana Drive
P.O. Box F-40650
Freeport, Grand Bahama


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Join Us On Denim Day! October 5th 2007.


YES
We will allow our Employees/ Students to show their support for the fight against Breast Cancer
and/or in honour of a loved one on National Denim Day by wearing jeans in exchange for a
donation per'person.

NO
Our Company/School will not participate

British American Financial encourages additional corporate sponsorship to help meet our
National Breast Cancer Awareness goals. For every dollar ($) amount donated by the
Employee(s)/Student(s), we hope that Companies/Schools will match the amounts.

Company/ School Name:

No. of Participants:

Contact Person(s):

Phone: Fax:

Email:

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Indicate No. of T-Shirts

*** Pink Wrist Bands: $5 ea.

Indicate No. of Bands

Fax orders to: (242)328-8994
Please note all phone in orders must also be accompanied by a fax.
Denim Day Questions? Please call (242) 461-1000 or (242) 328-8996
or Email ccornish(babfinancial.com or siohnson(&babfinancial.com

Make cheques payable to: British American Financial, Re: National Breast Cancer Awareness.

Thank you for supporting the National Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative Fund,
The Bahamas Cancer Society and the Sister, Sister Cancer Support Group.

PEASE NOTE: ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 3R, 2007


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CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77
S.. 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 old 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.


(Lot No. 62, Lower
all Bogue) ELEUTHERA
All that piece parcel or lot of land
and improvements, in the settlement
.of Lower Bogue, Nurth Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about
.j 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.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)

A4: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.


-Investment Opportunity Must
Sell Lot No. 217 Pinewood
Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft,
being Lot No. 217 of the Subdivision known as
Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated
in the Southern District of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single
family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft of
enclosed living space with 3-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive way and walk way. The land is on a grade and
level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The grounds
are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn
right into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again
toward Mount Tabor Church building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the
subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green, with green and white
door.


LOT NO. #7, BOILING
HOLE SUBDIVISION
S z All that piece parcel or lot of land
S- and improvements situated on the
.Island of Eleuthera, North of
-. B. Governor's Harbour, comprising of
S" Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of
approximately 10,000 sq. 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 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


Lot No. 130, St. Andrews
... Beach Estates

SAll that lot of land having an area of 8,100
sq ft, being lot no. 130, of the subdivision
known and designated as st. andrews beach
estates, the said subdivision situated in
the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. located on the subject property
is a structure comprising of anapproximately 12yr old duplex apartment consisting of
approximately 2,072 sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedroom
1-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one 2-bedrooms, 1-bath,
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; the yard is enclosed with
chained linked fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the
property. The front lawn section is not enclosed.

Appraisal: $245,237.00
Traveling east on yamacraw hill road take the third comer right, with sign for st andrews beach
estates, then take first left, then first right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side
painted beige trimmed orange.


LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

i All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated
as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas.
SThis property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,480 sq.
S-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
I 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 cqppice 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 wardly
of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007, PAGE 7B


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY


LOT No. 21 B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Al


appraisal: $258,000.00


1n The subject property
con-sisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and
second floor area of
735 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.


SANDYPORT


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.


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
property is a newly
constructed single story


,, structure comprising 6,0001
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
". .


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


LOT 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00
The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
l w 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.


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


$108,000.00


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





EXUMA Appraisal: $673,075.00
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
The subject property is located
on Kingway Road and is
developed with an area of
20,000 square feet. Situated
thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet
of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
.,;baths, with laundry and utility
11spsaces 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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Industrial metals carved out
modest gains Wednesday as
investors weighed weaker-
than-expected readings on the
United States economy against
the potential for future interest
rate cuts.
Other commodities were
mixed at midday, as oil slipped
below $80 a barrel and gold
prices edged lower, while agri-
culture futures rose.
Economic news has been
negative so far this week. The
Commerce Department on
Wednesday said demand for
durable goods big-ticket
items from airplanes to home
appliances plummeted 4.9
per cent in August, the biggest
decline since January and larg-
er than the 3.5 per cent drop
economists expected. The
report followed feeble read-
ings on August home sales and
September consumer confi-
dence a day earlier.
The industrial metals mar-
ket appeared to shrug off the
durable goods report, said
David Thurtell, metals analyst
with BNP Paribas.
Nickel rallied two per cent,
zinc rose 2.6 per cent and lead
edged higher.
"Perhaps (investors), were
expecting much worse than the
economists had forecast," he
said. "I think the market now is
starting to price in further
(interest rate) cuts."
December copper slipped
0.9 cent to $3.62 on the New
York Mercantile Exchange,
reversing earlier gains.
Weak economic readings
present a mixed bag for com-


modities investors. Although
the latest data point to slower
economic growth, which could
hurt demand for metals and
energy, signs of sluggishness
could bolster the case for
another interest rate cut. As
lower interest rates undercut
the US dollar, dollar-denomi-
nated commodities become
more attractive to foreign buy-
ers.
Thurtell said he expects that
if metals benefit from a future
interest rate cut, it would be
short-term. He expects the
housing slump in the US and
credit market turmoil will seep
through the broader economy,
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demand for metals.
Reserve
The Federal Reserve last
week lowered its benchmark
federal funds rate for the first
time in four years in an effort
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Elsewhere, energy prices
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Energy Information Adminis-
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jump in crude oil supplies and
larger-than-expected increas-
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and distillates, including heat-
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were up 1.8 million barrels last
week; analysts had projected
a 1.8 million barrel decline.
Stockpiles of gasoline rose
600,000 barrels last week, while
distillates rose 1.6 million bar-
rels. Analysts polled by Dow
Jones Newswires forecast
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gasoline and 11 million bar-
rels of distillates.
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October futures for gasoline
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lon, while heating oil shed 1.29
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Gold and silver prices also
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December gold dropped $4.30
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Developers enticing




buyers to access hotel




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MAD
Nassau Airport
Development Company

Do you want to join our team?

The following position is currently available:

SUPERVISOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TEAM

We are looking for a dynamic Supervisor who places safety and teamwork as top priorities.
reporting to the Manager, Maintenance Services, the Supervisor is responsible for
overseeing and supervising the daily activities of the Preventative Maintenance Team. This
includes planning all preventative maintenance programs, providing support and leadership
to staff and working as a collaborative member of the Maintenance Supervisory Team.

The ideal candidate will have at minimum, a high school diploma and 3 years supervisory
experience. Demonstrated leadership skills and communications skills are a must; both
written and oral. The successful candidate will have strong mechanical and electrical skills
along with a good working knowledge of building trade and codes. A trade's certification
would be a definite asset.

Please send your resume to:

Manager, People
Nassau Airport Development Company
P.O. Box AP-59229
Lynden Pindling International Airport
Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline for Applications is September 28th, 2007
Only those applicants granted interviews will be contacted.



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The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the Commission), a statutory
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invites applications from qualified Bahamians for the following position:

Officer: Policy and Research Department

Responsibilities:
Monitoring of international developments and initiatives that impact the
local financial services industry
Collection, compilation and analysis of industry data
Preparation of statistical and analytical reports
Assisting with external publications
Assisting with updating of the Commission's website
Maintenance of Commission's Information and Resource Centre
Provision of administrative support to the Department, including but not
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Department

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Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or economics
Document use and the ability to find information
A high degree of accuracy and the ability to compose clear, concise
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FROM page 1

ers in the programme will be
required to enter into a rental
agreement.
"Subject to fulfilling occu-
pancy requirements discussed
below, homes in the rental pro-
gram are built duty free, result-
ing in a substantial reduction in
construction cost, which is


reflected in the pricing of the
homes in the marina village.
The rental programme pro-
vides relief from property tax-
es for a 20-year period."
To participate in the rental
programme, Baker's Bay says
owners must place their units
in a rental pool for a minimum
of 250 days per week, with the
owner allowed to use the prop-
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year.
However, such marketing is
again likely to raise concerns
among Bahamians over the
level of investment incentives
being granted to developers,
and whether the creation of
hotel rental pools and small
boutique hotels in many pro-
jects is just a device to access
the customs, stamp and real
property tax exemptions under
the Hotels Encouragement
Act.
Both the Ginn and Albany
Heads of Agreement docu-
ments also state that condo
units placed into the hotel
rental pool are able to access
the Hotels Encouragement
Act incentives, unlike those
that remain privately owned.
In addition, it is understood
the new Ingraham administra-
tion is grappling with how to
monitor these incentives,
specifically which construction
materials, furniture and fix-
tures are for private residences
- and subject to customs and
stamp duties and those that
are for the hotel rental pools,
and which are supposed to be
tax exempt.
The Albany and Ginn Heads
of Agreement talk about
putting in monitoring systems
to detect and prevent any
abuse, but are short on the
'what' and 'how'.


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SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
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Holiday gifts: Small business





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different and meaningful


* By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) The
boutique owners around the
country who are Kristen Ama-
to's customers will be getting
fluffy, monogrammed terry
bathrobes for the holidays -
there will be no mugs with her
company's name on them.
"I hate that I will never
do that," Amato said of the
gift that so many small busi-
nesses give at the holidays. In
the past, she's given gift cer-
tificates for cooking classes and
personalized stationery to cus-
tomers.
"Just putting that extra effort
in shows the client or customer
that you took the time out to
appreciate them, not just send-
ing something very simple,"
said Amato, owner of K Ama-
to, a jewellery manufacturing
company based in Chicago.
Amato's approach to gift-
giving is one that small busi-
ness owners take when they
want a gift to be a meaningful
part of a business relationship
- not just some cookie-cutter
knickknack that smacks of-an


owner just going through the
motions.
To put in the extra effort
Amato speaks of does mean
thinking and shopping early -
as in, right now. "I don't want
to worry about the company
I'm ordering from running out
of anything," Amato said.
Kevin McLaughlin has relied
on feedback from gift recipi-
ents to come up with what he
. believes to be the most appre-
ciated gift: food. Not only do
clients and vendors express
their thanks, when staffers
from his company visit the oth-
er firms, "we see our food in
the break room and people
going after it." he said.
McLaughlin, a principal of
Princeton, NJ-based Resound
Marketing, recalled that one
year, his firm was late getting
the gifts out. And one long-
time client called to ask if the
tower of cookies was going to
arrive, since her employees
were looking forward to get-
ting it.
And that's the beauty of
food gifts, McLaughlin said.
It's not just the owner or CEO
of a company that will enjoy
the gift; many employees will


get to share in the gift, and that
contributes to an even better
relationship with a client or
vendor.
And the ubiquitous mug?
"So many of these tchotchkes
go to their kids, they go into
the toy box, or they drop them
off at Goodwill," McLaughlin
said.
Still, many business owners
like the idea of mugs because
they are marketing tools, serv-
ing as reminders of a company.
Or, they like T shirts that
become mobile ads when
they're worn (although so
many are automatically turned
out in size XL that they often
end up as pajamas for a spouse
or child).
Ron Park, managing partner
of Park Fowler & Co., a Cor-
pus Christi, Texas-based
accounting firm, recognizes the
value of putting his company's
name on a gift. But he also is
looking for something unique.
So this year, he'll be sending
his 50 biggest clients flash dri-
ves, which are small computer
data storage devices.
Park got the idea because
clients were sending in their
tax information to his office


not on paper, but on flash dri-
ves. Most said, "don't lose it
now,.1 have to have this back,"
Park recalled.
So this gift will be useful,
memorable, help build his fir-
m's client relationships and
help accomplish a little mar-
keting as well.
At Uproar, a Seattle-based
public relations and marketing
firm, the philosophy is that
gifts should complement, but
never supplant, the most
important part of customer and
client relations. "The best thing
we can do for our clients is to
be responsive, do great work,
go the extra mile," said Anita
Lavine a media relations spe-
cialist at Uproar. Gifts are "for
times when we want to just
show our appreciation."
Like Amato, at Uproar "we
try to select things that hit a
personal note," Lavine said.
So gifts in the past have
included flowering bonsai trees
and flowering teapots. Or, if
Uproar executives are aware
that a particular client has been
having a hard time, the gift
could be a spa certificate.
Many company owners hope
that a gift will result in more
business in the future prob-
ably all the more reason to
make a gift unique.
But Lavine said her compa-


ny isn't counting on revenue
growth from gifts. "I don't
think that we give gifts with


that sort of intention; the pur-
pose is to show appreciation,"
she said.


NOTICE






SOLOMON'S MINES





Solomon's Mines Limited hereby gives notice to its valued
customers, that as a part its restructuring process, it has closed the
following stores:


- Bolly Boutique, (ali sii,;: Solomon's Mines Discount Warehouse, i,, ,,-,;
Solomon's Mines Boy Street ip,0 o0 s it ui 'arIa Royal Palm Trading
Company, (Ba Ir& Frede,4 str.): Pipe of Peace,. (BrS a slral,,), Pipe of Peace,
(Ba'&. ,'itrci swn.,) and The Souvenir Discount Warehouse, (East l ti Ilrighi a,)

We look forward to continuing to serve you

at our remaining locations:

Pipe of Peace: Woodes Rodgers Wharf: Ferny Terminal

Sunglass Shack: Marina illae: a Atantis

Mademoiselle: Bay & Charlotte; Palmdale: ,tallat lb a1xoia,

Solomon's Mines Flagship Store: Bay Street (opp. Royal Bank ofC'anada)

Solomon's Mines: Bay & Charlotte Streets; Coral Towers. Atlantis'

The Perfume Bar: Bay & Parliament Streets; Bay & Frederick Streets,

Paradise Plaza, Paradise Island; Beach Towers, Atlantis,: (ystal Polace;

Marathon Mall; Town Centre Mall; LPI Airport; Bimini, Bahamas

Royal Palm Trading Company: Marina Village, Beach Tlers., /tlantis: Coral Towers, 'itlantis




IManagement


FINCO PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE
.SETEMBiI, 2007

HOUSES
Lot #844, Golden Gates, N.P.
Single Family Residence Travelling south from the red light intersection at Prince
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Charles Drive onto Beatrice Avenue-turn left on first red
Property Size: 6,000 sq. ft. light (Savanna Avenue). Then right on Bay Lilly Drive-
Building Size: 1,580 sq. ft. continuing to 4th corner on left. The subject property is
Appraised Value: $185,000.00 / O.N.O. on the south-west corner and the building is painted
yellow. *
From Carmichael Road and Mermaid Boulevard East
(Golden Gates Assembly Church), traveling south on
Mermaid Blvd, go around the bend, heading west again, Lot#384, Gleniston Gardens, N.P.
and the subject property is the 7th house on the right past Single Family Residence
the 7th corner on the right after the curve. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 10,875 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,028 sq.ft
Lot#8, Blk#18, Seabreeze Estates#3, NP. Appraised Value: $258,000.00 O.N.O.
Single Family Residence
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Travel east along prince Charles avenue and the subject
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft property is approximately 1,000 feet east of Jean street
Building Size: 1,758 sq.ft on the northern side.of Prince Charles Drive (house colour
Appraised Value: $301,000.00 / O.N.O. mustard with beige).
Turn south on Sea Breeze Blvd. From Joe Farrington Road.
Turn through the first corner on the left-hand side, which Lot#690, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
is Sea Horse Drive at the T-junction turn right and the Single Family Residence
property is the 7th property, on the left-hand side. 3-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 894 sq.ft
Lot#16, Blk#13, Seabreeze Estates Section#2, N.P. Appraised Value: $103,000.00 / O.N.O.
Single Famiily Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Travel east on Charles W. Saunders Highway, turn right
Property Size: 9,688 sq.ft onto Buttonwood (Cleveland Eneas primary School comer),
Building Size: 1,823 sq.ft travel North to the sixth corner on left (Saffron Street), and
Appraised Value: 225,767.00 the subject property is the third house on left.

APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS


Lot #178, Colony Village Subdivision, N.P.
Split level six unit Apartments
1-2 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
1- 2 bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms / 1-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom
3-Efficiency Units
Property Size:9,300 sq.ft
Building Size:3,152 sq.ft
Appraised Value:$329,000.00/ O.N.O
Enter Colony Village from Prince Charles Drive, heading
south Colony Village Road the property is the last building
on the right hand side before Malaysia Way the corner
that leads into Elizabeth Estates.

Lot #30 & 31, Block #56, Nassau Village
Duplex
Each Unit 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,620 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,701 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $173,000.00 / O.N.O.
Catherine Ave, take the first right, travel to the end and
go From Taylor Street and Soldier Road (by Lowes
Wholesale), turn left at the cross roads, Alexandria
Boulevard, take the second right, Forbes Street, go left
at the T-junction, Catherine Ave, take the first right, travel
to the end and go right at the T-junction and the subject
property is the seventh lot on right past the first corner
on the left.

Lot#157, Knotts Boulevard & Zachary Lane Sec.#2, FP.
Duplex Apartment
Each Unit 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 19,921 sq.ft
Building Size: 4,320 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $230,000.00 / O.N.O.
Bahamia Terrace Freeport Grand Bahama


Unit #2, Lot #14, Danottage Estates, N.P.
Condominium
2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,883 sq.ft
Building Size:1,225 sq.ft
Appraised Value:$211,000.00 / O.N.O.
From Bernard Road & Soldier Road, travel east on Bernard
Road, take the first right Thompson Street, go ove,' the
hill, take the first left then the first right (from henceforth
everything is unpaved). The road bears left then right
follow this road all the way around and the subject property
is the third property on the right from the dead-end.

Lot#2, South Beach Subdivision, N.P.
Two.Storey Townhouse
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000sq.ft
Building Size: 2,736 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $234,000.00/ O.N.O.
The subject property is located 1 mile west of Blue Hill
Road on the southern side of Marshall Road approximately
200 yards north of the southern shoreline directly opposite
lamp pole #65/50.

Lot#25, Section "C", Garden Hills, N.P.
Triplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
2- 1 Bedroom, 1- Bathroom
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,846 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $490,000.00 O.N.O.
From Global Tiles on East Street South, drive through the
side entrance and directly behind this structure and the
subject property is the split level structure immediately
behind it.


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IRS


launching


audit


project




reduce


in effort to





tax evasion


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that WIDEMAX FLEUREMY
of BLUE HILL ROAD, P.O. BOX SS-19753, 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 20TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DELENO A. LIGHTBOURNE
OF HOLMES ROCK, GENERAL DELIVERY, GRAND,
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of -The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of
September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, KIRK MANNIX
GOODINGS of Boyd Road Bahamas, intend to change my
name to KIRK MANNIX GOODING. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of,
publication of this notice.


By EILEEN ALT POWELL
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Start-
ing in October, hundreds of
Americans will be getting
"Dear Taxpayer" letters telling
them they've been selected for
a special audit by the Internal
Revenue Service.
The 13,000 chosen at ran-
dom this year and similar
numbers in subsequent years
are part of the tax agency's
National Research Pro-
gramme, which is designed to
give the IRS a better under-
standing of how accurately
income and deductions are
reported and to reduce the so-
called tax gap.
The tax gap, which is the dif-
ference between what taxpay-
ers should have paid and what
they actually did pay, is of
growing concern because it's
so big.
Research
Earlier IRS research, which
looked at some 46,000 individ-
ual tax returns for tax year
2001, found a $345 billion
shortfall in tax monies. After
enforcement actions and late
payments, that was reduced to
about $290 billion a still-
worrisome number.
The special audits will be
used to help the IRS update
the criteria for selecting tax
returns for annual compliance
: audits, iaid Mhfk:Mauii the


IRS director for research,
analysis and statistics in Wash-
ington, D.C. Last year, some
1.2 million taxpayers were
audited, the IRS said.
"That will allow the IRS to
do a better job of choosing tax-
payers for audit who have a
higher probability of errors on
their returns," he said.
This will help the agency
function more efficiently and
reduce the odds of burdening
law-abiding citizens, he said.
"The data also can help us
determine if there's a need to
change the law, outreach pro-
grams or enforcement prac-
tices," Mazur added.
Mazur said that some of the
noncompliance stems from tax-
payers failing to pay what they
actually calculated that they
owed in taxes or failing to file
at all. But the greatest prob-
lem, responsible for about 80
per cent of the tax gap, comes
from underreporting.
"That's where taxpayers put
the wrong numbers down for
tax liability compared to what
they owe under the tax code,"
he said. People who work in
restaurants might underreport
tip income, for example, or
sole proprietors might take
business deductions for per-
sonal expenses.
Sometimes mistakes are
accidental, Mazur said, noting
that "not everyone is good at
math, and some of the tax code
can be complicated." At the
same time, he added, the
agency has to watch out for
"things that look like they're
not unintentional and where,


at the extreme, you have crim-
inal activity."
Mark Luscombe, principal
tax analyst at CCH Inc. of
Riverwoods, Ill., said the new
IRS research program was
designed to help officials at the
IRS walk a fine line in updat-
ing statistics without upsetting .
taxpayers: The company, a
division of Wolters Kluwer,
provides tax information and
services to tax professionals.
Complained
"They don't want to go back
to the late 1990s, when Con-
gress complained that the IRS
was ruining peoples' lives with
intrusive audits ... but they also
need to improve its statistics,"
he said. "So they're doing few-
er (special audits) but on a
more frequent basis about
13,000 a year."
In some cases, taxpayers
selected for special audit won't
know about them because
their income and deductions
can be verified by the IRS
from third-party documents,
such as W-2 wage statements
and Form 1099 interest pay-
ment statements.
In other cases, they may be
asked by the IRS for informa-
tion to support their income
and deduction claims, such as
receipts for charitable contri-
butions, Luscombe said.
In still others, they'll be
called in to sit down with IRS
examiners and go over the tax
forms line by line.
"If you're one of the unlucky
ones called for an in-person


audit, you might want to get
in touch with a tax profession-
al who has experience in deal-
ing with the IRS," he said.
Luscombe noted that com-
pliance is best when income is
subject to withholding by
employers or confirmed by
third-party reports, such as the
tax forms supplied by banks
and brokers to taxpayers and
the IRS that detail interest
payments and capital gains.
"What they find in the audits
could lead to requests for
more" third-party verification,
he said.
Should taxpayers be wor-
ried?
"In most cases, no," Lus-
combe said. "But, let's face it.
The IRS doesn't mind if peo-
ple are a little nervous."
Unfortunately, if the IRS
finds a mistake on a tax form
during the course of a special
audit, the taxpayer will be
liable for increased tax pay-
ment, and penalties, the IRS
said.









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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ST. ARMAND ANTOINETTE OF
WILSON TRACK, P.O. BOX 54802, 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
27TH day of September, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


IL!PICTET
1805

PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Is seeking to hire a qualified young Bahamian for the following
position:-


ASSISTANT TO THE INVESTMENT STRATEGY TEAM


REQUIRED SKILLS:-

-Strong organisational skills.
-Ability to function independently but work as part of a team.
-Ability to function in a high volume, high pressure
environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

-Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or at least at level 2 pass.
-Strong accounting background.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
-Knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.

ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Please send Resume and two (2) references to:


The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. 0. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamas

Offices in
Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg,
Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Tokyo, Turin,
Zurich


4UBS
UBS Bahamas, a leading global wealth manager, will be implementing an application to
provide back-office support for derivative products. We are therefore looking for a Business
Analyst (BA) to assist in the implementation and support of a new Banking System. The
position will be on a consultancy basis for a period of 7 9 months:

Derivatives System Implementation Project Business Analyst
at UBS Bahamas
Specifically, the Business Analyst will work with vendor resources, local'resources, and
management to:
Get training and train others on the selected application's functionality
Test existing application functionality
Adapt current business processes to the new system
Identify functionality gaps
Work with global resources as necessary to integrate into UBS environment
Identify opportunities for process improvements
Create functional specifications for vendor and internal resources
Provide initial testing of vendor enhancements
Design and develop data extracts for reports and interfaces
Assist in development and testing of data migration plan
Assist users in UAT
Minimum Requirements:
BA/BS in finance, accounting, math, engineering, or computer science
Broad experience (5+ years) in Private Banking and/or Investment Banking
Solid foundation of traditional banking products and backoffice processing, specifically:
Equities, Fixed Income, Mutual funds, Foreign
Exchange, Deposits and Loans
Good understanding of derivatives products and backoffice processing, specifically:
Exchange traded futures on Commodities, Interest Rates, Equities and Equity
Indices
FX forwards and NDF's
Exchange traded options, FX and Bond Options
Interest Rate Swaps and Total Return Swaps
Project management Experience
Experience with system implementations
Excellent analytical skills
Written applications should be addressed to:
hrbahamas@ubs.com or UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007, PAGE 13B


THE TRIBUNE


Delta awarded rights to begin non-stop




service between Atlanta and Shanghai


* By RUSSELLGRANTHAM
Cox News Service
ATLANTA After two
strikes, Delta Air Lines finally
hit a homer to China.
A federal agency awarded
rights to Delta Tuesday to
begin non-stop flights between
its Atlanta hub and China's
financial center, Shanghai. The
carrier said it plans to launch
the daily service March 30.
After losing out on previous
applications in 2000 and 2005.
Delta was the largest, and
almost the only big network
carrier left that didn't have
flights to China.
"Whooo!" cheered a gath-
ering of Delta employees after
United States Transportation
Secretary Mary Peters
announced the agency's deci-
sion Tuesday morning at
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson
International Airport.
Peters said the decision gives
Delta "its long awaited and
much deserved" access to Chi-
na, whose emergence as a
manufacturing giant has made
it the world's third-largest
economy by some measures,
after the European Union and
the United States.
Delta Chief Executive
Richard Anderson called the
decision a "watershed event"
that he hopes will lead to con-
tinued expansion in China.
"We are a long-term player in
China," he added.
Scores of politicians, busi-
ness executives and economic
development officials ranging
from Georgia Gov. Sonny Per-
due to Metro Atlanta Cham-
ber of Commerce President
Sam Williams had lobbied on
Delta's behalf, arguing that
access to China would .boost
exporters in the Southeast and
draw Chinese businesses to
open facilities in the region.
-lr.,r 'l I J-Il.ckson ,airport
-,eneral manager Ben DeCosta


Carri[e~]rplas t lu(@UR h1 daiRUly serviIeUIMa rch 30


summed up the expected
impact of the new route this
way: "Jobs, jobs, jobs."
"This is hundreds of millions
of dollars of added activity,"
he said.
However, Delta didn't get
everything it wanted. The
Department of Transportation
rejected the carrier's applica-
tion to also begin non-stop
flights between Atlanta and
Beijing in 2009.
The DOT instead tentative-
ly awarded additional routes
starting that year to Continen-
tal, Northwest and American
airlines, as well as US Airways,
which currently doesn't fly to
China. The agency also award-
ed flying rights to United Air-
lines to begin service next year
between San Francisco and
Guangjou, China.
"Obviously we would like all
of the routes," Anderson said
Tuesday, but added that "we
respect the DOT process."
The DOT awarded the
routes under a treaty reached
last May with China covering
flying rights for passenger and
cargo carriers through 2012.
A DOT spokesman said the
agency will take public com-
ments on the tentative route
awards for about three weeks


before making the decision
final. The awards to Delta and
United are final, the agency
said.
Four US carriers and three
Chinese passenger carriers
offer 14 daily flights and 11
other flights per week between
China and the United States
under earlier treaties, accord-
ing to the International Air
Transport Association, a trade
group representing about 240
carriers.
Delta has long coveted
access to China because it is a
fast-growing market and a big
draw for business travelers.
"China is where the money is,"
long-time airline industry con-
sultant Mike Boyd said Mon-
day, estimating that the
Atlanta-Shanghai route could
generate revenues of $250 mil-
lion a year for Delta.
'The International Air Trans-
port Association projects that
passenger growth in China will
average 8 percent a year
through the rest of this decade,
well ahead of the global
growth rate of five per cent.
"By 2010. Asia is going to
be the world's largest market
for aviation." said Steve Lott,
spokesman for IATA.
Delta, which emerged from


bankruptcy at the end of April,
has pinned much of its recov-
ery efforts on targeting such
emerging international mar-
kets while cutting its domestic
capacity and expanding its
overseas network.
Delta is expected today to
announce a bigger overseas
expansion from its New York
hub.
Delta is targeting several
cities in emerging markets in
Africa and the Middle East in
its latest batch of new routes to
be flown out of New York's


Kennedy airport next year.
Among the new routes the
airline is expected to announce
are JFK to Nairbobi, Kenya;
Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan;
Malaga, Spain; and Cape
Town, South Africa. Delta also
plans to launch non-stop flights
from JFK to several destina-
tions served from Atlanta.,
including Tel Aviv, Israel;
Edinburgh, Scotland; Dakar,
Senegal; and Lagos, Nigeria.
(Delta is suspending its
Atlanta-Edinburgh service this
fall but expects to resume sea-


sonal service next summer.)
Delta begins service on most
of the routes in June. Delia
plans to start flights to Tel
Aviv on March 10, subject to
the Israeli government's
approval, and to Edinburgh on
May 1.
Between December and
February, Delta also plans to
launch five other recently
announced routes from JFK to
Latin American or Caribbean
destinations, including San
Jose, Costa Rica, and
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Russell Grantham writes
for The Atlanta Jlournal-Con-
stitution. E-mail: rgrantham A 7
ajc.com


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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ALBERTO CICERON
of MEADOW STREET, P.O. BOX NP-4388, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citiz-,nship, 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 20TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2007
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas


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Prior experience working in/with financial institutions (5 years +)
Prior experience in managing extemal audits
Technical competence in relevant statutory accounting and financial
management business principles
Detailed understanding of accounting principles and consolidations
In-depth knowledge of IFRSs
Good understanding of tax computations
Well developed analytical skills and modeling techniques


General Requirements/Responsibilities:


Providing advisory services to senior officials of the client
organizations) as to the status of their specific financial resources
(e.g., assets, capital, expense, revenue) and the financial trends or
results of operations.
Making financial recommendations based on analysis of applicable
operational, legal, regulatory and accounting issues.
Investor relations- Responsible for coordinating, planning, and
holding annual investor relation meetings together with the Managing
Director.
Strategy- Responsible for development, monitoring and execution
of strategy
Participates in the co-ordination and integration of selected planning
cycles (strategic, tactical, financial, business).
Directing he provision of effective internal controls.
Providing professional specialized expertise to the business or
organization by diagnosing problems and issues and proposing
solutions within the area of responsibility.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via
email by October 5th, 2007 to:
deangelia.deleveaux@FirstCaribbeanBank.com

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited.thanks all
applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration
will be contacted.

Vacancies are open to Bahamians only.


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Films give the Bahamas







$70m economic boost


take on because much of what
they spend will be spent in the
location," the minister added.
Mr McCartney said the Gov-
ernment must give the various
incentive options careful


Legal Notice

NOTICE


CALVERTEY LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


--

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 138 (8),

of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of CALVERTEY LTD. has been completed; a

Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE


SADOWA LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)





Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 138 (8)

of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of SADOWA LTD. has been completed; a Cer-

tificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday. 26 September 2007
BIBX. LIuSTED. &TRAD
BISX ALL SHAI
52.A.--.H. -2.k-Low Se.:uril y


1.78 0.54
11.74 11.00
9.55 7.51
0.85 0.70
3.74 1.52
1.95 1.20
11.00 9.55
3.15 1.80
16.20 11.50
7.22 4.70
2.76 2.20
6.40 5.54
12.80 11.51
14.75 13.82
6.10 5.18
1.00 0.54
8.49 7.10
10.05 8.52
10.00 10.00
- -' . ,2Ahk IL.. *.


Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank 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
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate


STrr.bl


)I D Fma-


thought, and bear in mind that
the Bahamas was competing
with locations all over the
world.
He said a state-of-the-art,
fully functional film studio


would significantly encourage
film and TV crews to come to
the Bahamas.
"The Gold Rock Creek Film
Studio has tremendous poten-
tial to quicken the pace of the


Legal Notice

NOTICE


JOKERS CHARM CORPORATION LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)





Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 138 (8)

of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of JOKERS CHARM CORPORATION LIMITED

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued

and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE


TRICO SPRINGS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)





Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 138 (8)

of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the

dissolution of TRICO SPRINGS INC. has been completed; a

Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has

therefore been struck off the Register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


C FA L.


1.60 1.60 0.00
11.60 11.60 0.00
9.55 9.55 0.00
0.85 0.85 0.00
3.73 3.73 0.00
1.95 1.95 0.00
11.02 11.00 -0.02
3.15 3.15 0.00
16.20 16.20 0.00
6.18 5.76 -0.42
2.35 2.35 0.00
6.30 6.30 0.00
12.79 12.80 0.01
14.72 14.75 0.03
6.10 6.10 0.00
0.70 0.70 0.00
7.25 7.25 0.00
10.05 10.05 0.00
10.00 10.00 0.00
M a I--ASR.S .LaslPTh ecu rit e V' ee
Bto I Ask 5 Last Pri-e vlAeekl*


POR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
.07 I YTD 230.31 / YTD % 13.74
Oa. l ol EPS S D.. $ PPE


0.094
1.527
0.733
0.048
0.275
0.051
1,000 0.996
0.208
1.190
0.112
0.284
0.804
1,500 0.768
2,000 0.934
0.364
-0415
0.411
0.946
1.167


ol EPS, Fi D. I


0.000
0.400
0.260
0.020
0.060
0.040
0.240
0.080
0.680
0.050
0.000
0.240
0.570
0.470
0.133
0.000
0.200
0.580
0.600


17.0
7.6
13.0
17.7
13.6
38.2
11.0
15.1
13.6
55.3
8.3
7.8
16.7
15.8
16.7
N/M
17.6
10.6
8.6
P E


Yield


0.00%
3.45%
2.72%
2.35%
1.61%
2.05%
2.18%
2.54%
4.20%
0.81%
0.00%
3.81%
4.45%
3.19%
2.17%
0.00%
2.76%
5.77%
6 00%
Y IFl


1.4 1-1 21 Ear-.an-. SuprTarels 1460 15 60 16 00 1 125 1 465 139 t 17"
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0 030 0 000 N/M 0 000/-
Colina Ovr-. cout-ir Sluritfes-
.1 '' t *,,'b -6C'AB 41I 0O 430041 .1100 4 4' 2 '50 90 70'
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.125 1.485 12:6 10.17%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0030 n 0 00 N/M 0 0n/-
EUSX L.,MuluFiut Fnds
5 .7 .. .'. .' ur.,n rn.. INA .' vY TD Last 12 r.onr.s D i I ..el.3 :
I I. ] : 1 .t-"4 ..ci'r.- l.l.3,.-.i. rtlari l Fuuno 1 3575 2'S "
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***
FIM MND L:A, '.1th14%/ 0oo06 34.47%.
u61x ALL oart E IINOE 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.0U MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wvk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity 21 September 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price ** 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week *** 31 August 2007
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mthsi *t. 31 July 2007
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
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film industry in the Bahamas.
The infrastructure is already
in place, but as you may be
aware, GRC Film Studio is
presently under reorganisa-
tion," M r McCartney said.
The minister added that the
development of television and
commercial production busi-
ness can be a pillar of the
Bahamian economy, but the
degree it does so will depend
on the resources that are made
available.
Education at the local ter-
tiary level also needs to be
strengthen, Mr McCartney
said.
Craig Woods, commission-
er for the Bahamas Film and
Television Commission,
explained that the Pirates of
the Caribbean sequels shot in
Grand Bahama and Exuma
pumped $43 million into the
Bahamian economy in over
160 days of filming, just 10 per
cent of the $430 million that
Dead Man's Chest the second
installment of the trilogy) gen-


erated in US box office sales
alone.
The James Bond movie,
Casino Royale, shooting here
for 45 days, spent $8.1 million;
After the Sunset generated $8
million; and the movie Three
spent $505,000.
Several films were made
spending less than a million
dollars, Mr Woods added.
Bahamian films are also gen-
erating large numbers, with the
movie Rain spending almost
$500,000 at home.
Mr Woods said that with
these pictures comes a wealth
of employment opportunities
for Bahamians in any number
of careers, not just as actors
and actresses, but lawyers,
chefs, drivers, painters and set
builders, marine specialists
and even animal experts.
The Film Commission's
focus now, he explained, was
to push for incentive film leg-
islation, co- production
treatries and to assist the
Bahamian film industry.


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THE TRIBUNE THIIRSDAY, SEPT LMBEH 2/, 2007, PAGE 15B


Dollar's slump




can't be overlooked


By RACHEL BECK
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) The
markets and Washington may
be nonchalant about the tum-
bling dollar, but the rest of us
can't afford to be.
The dollar has been declining
for a while. In recent weeks,
things have deteriorated, how-
ever, as the greenback has
plunged to record lows. against
the euro and reached parity
with the Canadian dollar for
the first time since 1976.
There is a lot more to this
story than just vacations abroad
getting pricier. A plunging dol-
lar comes with widespread eco-
nomic risk, which could mean
everything from higher costs
for gas at the pump to mort-
gage rates rising.
The United States currency
weakened sharply on the back
of last week's decision by the
US Federal Reserve to cut its
benchmark interest rate by a
bigger-than-expected half point
to 4.75 per cent.
The central bank's rate move
was intended to stem the eco-
nomic fallout caused by recent
financial turbulence. It ended
up creating another worry by
spurring investors to sell dol-
lars as they looked to put their
money into markets where
interest rates are rising and
economies have better growth
prospects than the United
States..
That has sent the dollar tum-
bling to new lows against the
euro, which rose as high as
$1.4130 on Monday to its high-
est level since the 13-nation
euro debuted in 1999. So far
this year, the dollar is down
eight per cent against a weight-
ed basket of major currencies,
according to the Federal
Reserve.
Even with all this going on,
US officials haven't talked
much about the dollar's fall.
- Instead, they've been out in
force discussing the credit-mar-


ket turmoil and the housing
collapse.
US Treasury Secretary Hen-
ry Paulson has only rehashed
the Bush administration's par-
ty line that says it wants the
dollar to be strong, but isn't
going to do anything about get-
ting it there. "We believe that
currency values should be set in
a competitive marketplace
based on underlying economic
fundamentals," he said on Fri-
day.
There are certainly reasons
for the administration to like
the dollar where it is right now.
A weak greenback makes
American goods cheaper and
more competitive abroad. It
also juices up the profits of US-
based companies doing a good
portion of their business over-
seas.
But the dollar's steep fall
also has downsides that can't
be overlooked.
The Fed took a gamble by
lowering interest rates when
inflation was already a concern.
Now that the dollar's value has
collapsed even further, there
are worries about increasing
pricing pressures. A weak dol-
lar raises import prices, so
goods manufactured abroad
and sold.in the United States
cost more.
The weak dollar also boosts
the price of oil and other com-
modities that are traded inter-
nationally in dollar contracts.
That is certainly clear by the
record-setting move in oil
prices, which have shot above
80 a barrel since the Fed cut
rates and the dollar tumbled.
American consumers can count
on that soon showing up in
higher prices at the gas pump.
The slumping dollar also
makes it less attractive for for-
eign investors to own dollars.
In recent months, they've
already shown some willing-
ness to move out of the US cur-
rency, and the recent decline
in the greenback threatens to
exaggerate that.


Even before the recent mar-
ket turmoil began, foreign buy-
ing of US financial assets had
slowed. A Treasury Depart-
ment report showed foreign
holdings of long-term securi-
ties such as equities, notes and
bonds increased by a net $19.2
billion in July, the slowest pace
in seven months and well
below the $97.3 billion tallied in
June,
Worries about foreigners
wanting to diversify out of dol-
lars rose last week after Saudi
Arabia decided for the first
time not to cut interest rates in
lock step with the US Fed,
leading to some speculation
that it would soon end its cur-
rency's peg to the dollar.
Also last week, an invest-
ment arm of the government
of Abu Dhabi bought a 7.5 per
cent stake in the management
operations of the Carlyle
Group, a US private-equity
firm. In addition, the Nasdaq
Stock Market announced it
intended to sell a nearly 20 per
cent stake to Borse Dubai, and
Borse Dubai and a group from'
Qatar also moved to become
the largest stakeholders in the
London Stock Exchange.
If foreigners' buying habits
change, that could have a
broad impact on financial mar-
kets and US consumers, too.
For instance, if they sell their
* US Treasury holdings, or don't
buy new government bonds or
notes, then Treasury prices will
go down and yields will go up.
That will likely send mortgage
rates higher since they are
pegged to the 10-year Treasury
note. That could unravel any
good that has come from the
Fed's rate-cutting action and
put the economy in a precati-
ous spot. It makes you wonder
why this administration isn't
doing more or anything -
to help the dollar.
Rachel Beck is the national
business columnist for The
Associated Press. Write to her at
rbeck(at)ap.org


Financial Intelligence Unit

NATIONAL STRATEGY ON
PREVENTION OF MONEY
LAUNDERING &
TERRORISM FINANCING

The Financial Intelligence Unit ("the FIU"), in collaboration with
several other government departments and regulators for the financial
services in The Bahamas, is working on the development of a National
Strategy for the Prevention of Money Laundering and the
Financing of Terrorism (the "Strategy") in and through the financial
system of The Bahamas.

Input from the general public, and stakeholders in the financial
services industry, is critical to the success of this project. A detailed
survey, designed to facilitate collection of the requisite information
from both the public and private sector, is currently underway.

In an effort to further educate all stakeholders oi the Strategy, the
FIU will be holding a seminar on 15th October 2007, at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas, from 8:30
a.m. to 12 Noon.

Admission is free, however, seating is limited to one person per
organization. Those organizations wishing to attend this seminar
should provide the FIU, by 5th October 2007, at the latest, with the
names of their designated representatives, by calling or forwarding
same to the following address:

Director
Financial Intelligence Unit
3rd Floor, Norfolk House
P.O. Box SB-50086
Nassau, Bahamas
Tele: 242-356-6327/242-356-
9809/242-356-9808
Fax: 242-322-5551
E-mail: director@flubahamas.bs




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Invites Tenders for providing


Public Relations

AT

LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

In keeping with NAD's objective to develop and maintain a world class gateway to
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

Proponents shall:

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Be holder's of a current business license
Demonstrate the ability to fulfill the requirements
set out in NAD's official Request for Proposal.
Show a track record of commitment to service
with excellence
Have experience in graphic design, strategic
marketing & media relations
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RFP's may be collected from NAD's corporate office in Terminal 1 at The
Lynden Pindling International Airport between the hours of 10:00 am 4:00 pm
commencing September 28W until Oct 5t 2007.

All submissions must be returned in the prescribed format by 3:00pm on
Oct 26t', 2007 and addressed to:

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MY BAHAMAS


Bahamas


urged to enter




co-production




film industry




treaties


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

film industry would
greatly benefit if it
were to sign co-pro-
duction treaties with other
countries, a leading interna-
tional expert said yesterday, as
this would provide an excel-
lent way of increasing Bahami-
an employment in films
Mike Rauch, a film consul-
tant and former vice-president
of Motion Picture Production,
Showtime Networks Inc, told a
Bahamas Film Commission
workshop that such agree-
ments would give the Bahamas
a 'leg up' in enticing producers
to come to this country.


He explained that while the
exact terms of a co-produc-
tion treaty were set between
two countries, they usually
involves giving a producer a
financial incentive for filming
in another country, and using
cast and crew from that coun-
try.
This, Mr Rauch said, was an
excellent way to help develop
the Bahamas fledging indus-
try.
"I would strongly urge you
to encourage your government
to do this, because I really
don't see any negative aspect
to it," he added.
Mr Rauch explained that
such agreements, which are set
up relatively quickly, are usu-
ally transacted through each
country's equivalent of a cul-
ture ministry or office.


While the US does not allow
for this, because of its strong
film base, its neighbour Cana-
da has reaped tremendous
benefits.
Mr Rauch explained that
Canada has a relatively small
population of 25 million, con-
sidering its large size, and a
very small film industry with a
lot of leakage from US televi-
sion and film.
To boost the industry, he
said the government gives a lot
of incentives to local filmmak-
ers producing Canadiin works,
and has signed on to a num-
ber of c o-production treaties.
For example, he said one of
the last productions he did with
Showtime was the 10 episode
series, The Tudors, on a bud-
get of $37 million.
The series was made based
on the co-production agree-
ment between Canada and Ire-
land, where filming was done
in Ireland using a Canadian
crew and mixed cast from both
countries.
In this way, the producers
were able to receive a number
of financial incentives, reduc- 4-_ _
ing their production costs by '
$12 million.


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