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Title: The Tribune.
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 10/18/2007
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BAHAMAS EDITION


Life. Money. Balance both:


Volume:


Killing of a father of

three sparks 'manhunt'


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
AN ISLAND-wide "manhunt"
has been issued for three men
believed to be responsible for the
Wednesday killing of a father of
three, police said.
According to a statement
issued by Chief Superintendent
Hulan Hanna, an attempted rob-
bery in Fox Hill ended in the fatal
shooting of a Haitian yesterday
morning, raising the nation's mur-
der count to an unprecedented
60 for the year.
At approximately 4.40 am on
Wednesday 38-year-old Vily
Renoid was held up by three men
as he got out of his vehicle in
front of his Romer Street home.
The three suspects, described as
tall, dark-skinned, and of slim
build reportedly forced them-
selves inside the victim's home
and demanded money from him,
police said.
During the confrontation, the


A


victim managed to briefly escape
the armed men, running a few
yards to a neighbour's yard seek-
ing refuge. He was pursued. One
of the suspects opened fire and
hit Mr Renoid in his back with a
single shot. He collapsed and died
SEE page 13


Bahamians urged to take responsibility
for returning vehicles rented in Florida
THE Bahamas Consulate General in Miami is advising Bahami-
ans to assume full responsibility for the return and full payment of
rental vehicles before their departure from Florida.
The advisory came in the wake of the overseas mission being noti-
fied by authorities that within one month four Bahamians had
been cited with offences relating to rental vehicles.
In some cases, Bahamians do not allow themselves enough time
to return their rented vehicle and meet an airline's required check-
in time for flights. This results in a family member or friend being
asked to return the vehicle to the rental company. These vehicles
are sometimes returned late or not at all.
"Failure to return a vehicle in a timely manner is considered to
be a felony of grand theft," the Consulate said on Wednesday.
It noted that the types of rental cars as well as the rental agencies
vary and the incidents occur generally in Miami and Ft Laud-
erdale,
SEE page 12


Shane Gibson hits out at
Kerzner International
E By PAUL
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff
Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunernedia.net
MEMBER of Parlia-
ment for Golden Gates
Shane Gibson launched
another attack on
Kerzner International
yesterday, claiming that
the Cove and the Ocean
Club are not accommo-
dating to Bahamians in fact refusing to serve
them.
Mr Gibson, who raised the issue in the House
of Assembly (HOA) during his contribution to
the Bail Amendment Act also argued that
Bahamians are still being victimized at Atlantis'
Harbourside timeshare community.
These comments from Mr Gibson follow earlier
SEE page nine


N By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
GEORGETOWN, Guyana Wealthy tourists
could act as a buffer should the Bahamian economy
be hit by the fall-out from the sub-prime mortgage
industry crisis in the US, Minister of State for
Finance, Zhivargo Laing, said yesterday.
"To the extent that there is uncertainty about
how widespread the implications of it will be we
ourselves are uncertain but if it does spread into the
wider US economy then clearly we will have some
issues, some fall out from it," said Mr Laing.
"If the subprime issue does impact negatively on
the wider US economy the implications of that for
us would mean that American consumers might be
less inclined towards spending, and that could have
an impact on our tourism receipts," he added.
However, the minister, who was speaking to The
Tribune at the close of the Commonwealth Finance
Ministers' Meeting in Guyana, said that the
SEE page nine


Bill is seeking

to reduce the

number of
jurors to nine
* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
PARLIAMENT began debate
on a bill today that seeks to
reduce the number of jurors
required for most trials, from 12
to9.
However, the number of jurors
required for trials for murder or
treason will remain unchanged,
State Minister for Legal Affairs
Desmond Bannister said as he led
the second reading of the Bill for
An Act to Amend the Juries Act.
Mr Barmister said that this and
other amendments to the act are
coming almost 50 years late. As
early as 1964, the Chief Justice
made the following suggestion in
a letter to the Commissioner of
Police:
"Reduce the number of jurors
from 12 to 9 with a corresponding
diminution in the number of per-
mitted challenges without cause.
This would mean that the overall
panel could be smaller and there-
fore more selective. There would
also be a considerable saving in
expense and also a hardship to
the population. At present there
are 48 men taken away from their
own occupations for nearly 8
SEE page 12

Attorneys

for Cordell
Farrington
back in court
* By NATARIO McKENZIE
ATTORNEYS for murder
accused Cordell Farrington were
back in the Court of Appeal yes-
terday, advancing the argument
that legislative criteria is needed
for judges to be able to determine
whether or not a person should
receive the death penalty.
Attorney Wayne Munroe also
submitted that the judge who sen-
tenced Farrington to death had
not given sufficient weight to sev-
eral factors pertaining to the case.
Cordell Farrington is appeal-
ing his death sentence for the 2002
murder of Jamal Robins, 22. A
pathologist said that Rbbins had
died as a result of blunt force trau-
ma to the head. The murder took
place at an apartment at Mallory
Lane. Farrington was sentenced
in October 2006 by Senior
SEE page 13


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IT is not clear that the for-
mer government's commitment
to assist with the repair of
Bahamas House in Harlem was
a serious one, Hubert Ingraham
said yesterday in the House of
Assembly.
He was responding to an
inquiry by Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell as to the status of the
building, located on 137th Street
in Harlem, New York.
The building is owned by the
Bahamas-American Associa-
tion and has served as the asso-
ciation's headquarters.
Mr Mitchell, in a recent press
conference, expressed his dis-
appointment with the govern-
ment's decision not to purchase
and repair the building.
He said it reflected the Ingra-
ham government's lack of com-
mitment to the promotion of
cultural matters and, specifical-
ly, its lack of support of
Bahamians in Diaspora.
However, Mr Ingraham said
that the relevant Ministry of
Foreign Affairs file indicates
that a proposal for the govern-
ment to become involved in the
repair of this privately owned
building dates to March, 2006.
The prime minister said that
it would appear that up to the
time of the general election on
May 2 the former administra-
tion considered, without suc-
cess, alternative means of assist-
ing the Bahamas-American
Association in funding repairs
to its building.
Mr Ingraham said that all
alternatives appear to require
the government to assume full
responsibility for funding the
repair of the building on terms
to be arranged by the associa-
tion and subsequently, to agree
to become the tenant of the


building for 100 years, or in per-
petuity, but without ownership
control.
"Nothing on the file suggests
that any discussion had been
initiated with the US Depart-
ment of State with regard to the
government's intention to
become involved in this com-
mercial undertaking in the Unit-
ed States of America.

Proposal

The prime minister said that
in May, 2006 the Ministry of
Finance, having been requested
to comment on a proposal for
repair of Bahamas House, rec-
ommended to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs that govern-
ment limit its contribution to
the renovation of the building to
a donation of $25,000.
However, said Mr Ingraham,
Mr Mitchell did not include that
recommendation in his submis-
sion to Cabinet on the matter.
Rather, he said, in June, 2006
Cabinet was advised that fund-
ing to repair Bahamas House
in Harlem was available from
a number of sources in New
York, "but it was recommended


that the Bahamian government
undertake to acquire the build-
ing or fund its repair, estimated
to cost between $885,000 and
$1.75 million."
Mr Ingraham said that Cabi-
net was invited to agree that
government rent/lease the
premises as a residence for
Bahamian diplomatic officers
posted in New York, thereby
providing income to the
Bahamas-American Associa-
tion.
Cabinet did not agree; and
appointed a committee from th'e
Ministries of Finance, Culture
and Foreign Affairs to travel to
New York.
The delegation-endorsed the
earlier recommendation that
the government agree to either-
the outright acquisition of the
building, restoration and use as
a residence for diplomats; or
entry into a 100 year lease to
be used by the association to
support its loan application to
an appropriate institution in
New York.
Mr Ingraham said that the
association did not agree to any
arrangement that would result
in the fee simple title of the:
building being transferred tc
the government.
The prime minister said that
in March 2007, the Ministry of
Finance advised that the terms
of the memorandum of under-
standing on the building were
"highly unusual". "In essence
the government would be fully
responsible for Bahamas House
without ownership or control."
As such, the prime minister
said, it was the opinion of the
Ministry of Finance that the
proposed arrangements as then
structured should not be sup-
ported.
"Given the circumstances myn
government has determined not
to pursue this matter," said Mr
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Four people
held after
police carry
out searches

CDU officers made arrests in
connection with two drug and
firearm finds yesterday.
The officers executed a
search warrant at a home in St
James Road at around 4pm.
They reportedly found a large
quantity of marijuana, a .38
handgun, and 21 live rounds of
ammunition for the weapon.
A 38-year-old man was taken
into custody in connection with
the incident.
Executing another search
warrant through Plantol Street
around 5am the same day,
CDU officer reported finding a
small amount of marijuana, a
9mm semi-automatic weapon,
and 21 live rounds of ammuni-
tion for the weapon.
A 20-year woman and two
men, ages 25 and 26, were taken
nto custody and are helping
police with their investigation.

Young boy
airlifted
after traffic
accident
FREEPORT A 12-year-old
,vas airlifted to New Provi-
ence after sustaining serious
juries when he was struck by a
ar on Hudson Avenue.
Tamel McPhee, a student of
;t Pauls Methodist College, was
attempting cross the road
round 4.30pm on Tuesday in
eavy rain when the accident
occurred .
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
eported that McPhee sustained
arinus injuries, including a bro-
en leg.
According to reports, Tavares
lalthe, 31, of East Coral
states, and an employee of the
irahid Bahama Power Compa-
y was driving one of the com-
any's vehicles on west along
[udson Avenue around
.30pm.
Ashe got in the area of Davis
traet, next to St Paul's
methodist College, two young
oys suddenly ran from a house
the northern side of Hudson
avenue across the road.
MN Rahming said one of the
oys-saw the truck coming and.
opped, but McPhee continued
inning and collided into the
ghtfront fender of the truck.
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He was later airlifted to the
Princess Margaret Hospital in
New-Providence.
His condition was not known
to press time.


Man taken
into custody
after firearm
discovery
THE police reported making
a firearm arrest on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip at around
llpm, CDU. officers went to
Brougham Street, where they
saw a group of men.
The officers said that one of
the men threw an object into a
nearby garbage container.
ThyI reported retrieving a sil-
ver; andgun with nine live
rou Is of ammunition from the
sce
A20-year-old man was taken
into custody and is helping the
police with their investigation
into the incident.


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Most housing inspectors not




qualified enough, say insiders


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
THE majority of housing
inspectors who sign off on
newly built homes are not
sufficiently qualified and let
shoddy workmanship go
unnoticed, industry insiders
claimed yesterday.
Citing unqualified inspec-
tors as a significant problem
within the construction indus-
try, president of the Home
Consumer Club and former
high-end building contractor
Emmett White yesterday
urged government to employ
an independent body to
inspect homes being built as
part of its low-cost housing
programme.
In addition to the problem
of unqualified inspectors, Mr
Emmett yesterday told The


Tribune that he is also aware of
situations where certain officials
were paid off to give newly built
homes the stamp of approval.
However, Mr Emmett added
that the Home Consumer Club
is not attempting to point any
fingers.
"We're not going after any-
one, we're just calling a spade a
spade, but the fact remains that
the consumer needs to be pro-
tected," he said.
As a remedy to the problems
with inspectors, the former
high-end building contractor
and construction project man-
ager said that he believes that
fully independent inspectors are
needed to protect the con-
sumer.
"With independent inspec-
tors you get someone who has
no ties to the government, no
ties to any association so that
there is no contamination, so


that the interest of the con-
sumer is looked at," he said.
In both privately purchased
homes and government built
homes, Mr Emmett said, most
inspectors only conduct super-
ficial visual inspections.
He said that in his experi-
ence many inspectors also do
not have the necessary exper-
tise to judge if a home is prop-
erly constructed and often
approve buildings that have
major flaws.
To assist persons seeking to
build or purchase a home, Mr
Emmett explained that the
Home Consumer Club a non-
profit, private organisation -
offers free consultation and
education seminars for a mem-
bership fee of $30 a year.
Members can access the ser-
vices of a qualified representa-
tive from the club who can con-
duct independent inspections


and help future home owners
with everything from architec-
tural plans to agreements with
contractors, he said.
"Building a home is not a
walk in the park, you need to be
very well educated in that area,"


said Mr Emmett.
The Home Consumer Club
is scheduled to host the third
annual "Home Consumer Con-
struction Scam Educational
Event" on Saturday, October
20, in Exuma.


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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
DAME Marguerite Pin-
dling's health continues to
improve and-she is expected
to be transferred from the
Intensive Care Unit to a
regular hospital room by
today.
Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Dame Mar-
guerite's cardiologist Dr
Conville Brown said that he
was pleased to report that his
patient is steadily recovering.
Dame Marguerite, he said,
was expected to be moved
from Princess Margaret Hos-
pital's Intensive Care Unit to
a regular room sometime
between last night and today.
However, Dr Brown could
not say when she would be
released from hospital and
allowed to go home.
"Once we make this move
then we will see what the
next step is," he said.
The widow of the late
"father of the nation", Sir
Lynden.Pindling, was admit-
'ted to the Intensive Care
Unit of PMH last Thursday
evening to receive treatment
for acute abdominal pain.
Dame Marguerite's doc-
tor would not confirm or
deny reports that their
patient was suffering from
pancreatitis, an inflamma-
tion of the large gland
behind the stomach and the
duodenum.
Dr Brown, speaking on
behalf of the Pindling family
earlier this week, said that
although Dame Marguerite
was a public figure, she was
not a public servant and
therefore privacy should be
awarded to some aspects of
her life.
"She was admitted for


acute abdominal pain. The fam-
ily doesn't want any elabora-
tion, they don't want any details
discussed," Dr Brown said.
Acute pancreatitis usually
occurs suddenly and lasts only
for a short period of time.
However, in the case of chron-
ic pancreatitis the condition
does not resolve itself and
results in a slow destruction of
the pancreas. In severe cases
of the rare disease, bleeding of
the gland may occur, resulting
in tissue damage, infection, or
cysts.
Dame Marguerite is in her
early 70s. *


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First small step to improve judiciary


IN THE House of Assembly yesterday gov.-
ernment took the first small step towards speed-
ing up this country's judicial system.
The proposed amendment to the Juries Act is
an attempt to get an accused person before the
courts in a reasonable time, with those found
guilty of heinous crimes safely behind bars
instead of walking the streets preying on a
defenceless community.
"It is only when the justice system works
properly that law-abiding citizens will feel free to
live without fear of these violent thugs,"
Desmond Bannister, Minister of State for Legal
Affairs, told the House yesterday.
The amendment does not deny. nor in any-
way lessen, the constitutional guarantee that no
accused person will be deprived of his liberty,
"except by the lawful judgment of his equals."
Traditionally those equals were 12 men and
women drawn from a jury pool of 48 upstanding,
law-abiding citizens. Why 12 is anybody's guess.
It is a tradition that has contme down to us from a
misty past with no particular significance and
no magic connected to 12 as a number. And so
to change the jury count from 12 to nine would
in no way diminish the justice guaranteed an
accused person.
However, 12 jurors still would be retained for
persons charged with murder or treason.
"In doing so," said Mr Ban ister, "it was
anticipated that juries will bc emn.cllckd qtic!ii
er, that time, mooney and valluabtk ICSOULCS willl
be saved; that fewer Bahamians will be kept
away from their jobs to do jury service:;and that
the efficiency of our courts will be improved
considerably."
Mr Bannister recited a list of states in the
United States, and various Caribbean countries
that have successfully reduced the size of their
juries. In some states in the US the jury size has
been dropped*from 12 to eight; in others to six.
In Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados
and Belize the law provides fot trial by juries
comprised of nine persons, and Jamaica and the
Cayman Islands have gone even further by
reducing the size of their juries to seven.
Both in the US and.the Caribbean the 12-
member jury has been retained ior murder and
treason with the Caymans adding money laun-
dering offences to be heard by a 12-member
jury.
Several PLP members said that they would
not support the amendments because the prac-
titioners at the Bar were not consulted. Appar-
ently the Bar Council was notified of govern-
ment's intention, but according to Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson, the Council got no reply when
it wrote to the Attorney General's office for
more information. To which Minister of State for


Culture Charles Maynard quipped that that
was the difference between the PLP and FNM
- one was a government of procrastination
always looking for an excuse for a discussion
instead of making a decision, and the other was
a government with a plan that moved ahead
with that plan.
Mr Bannister expressed his "regret that some
members of the Bar who practise before our
courts appear to show very little interest in these
amendments." He said he was informed "that
when the Bar Council held a seminar for the
purpose of apprising members of the contents of
this Bill and other developments in the law, few-
er than 40 members showed up."
We hope that they will quickly take more of
an interest. Obviously they don't understand
that the murmurs of a dissatisfied public are
pointing an accusing finger at the judiciary for
much of our present problems.
Kenyatta Gibson said he didn't want the
Bahamas to bc known as a "nation of monkey
see, monkey do," referring to the Bahamas
changing its jury size because others had done so.
He wanted this country to be know as a "nation
of laws."
It is a mystery as to why it wouldn't be known
as a nation of laws if it had a nine instead of a 12-
member jury. It would indeed be a stupid mon-
kev, if when it saw something that was an
impro\ ement on what it had, didn't quickly
gi asp it and turn it to its own advantage.
Mr Maynard, who is not a lawyer, but as a
businessman has served on a jury, knows first
hand what a cumbersome, burdensome and
time-consuming effort it is to empanel a 12-per-
son jury.
With fewer jurors the case could open with
less delay. He explained the highjinks 48 jurors
get up to in trying to avoid jury duty, and the
tedious, time-wasting exercise that is under-
taken to go through those 48 to select 12 jurors,
all the while having lawyers from either side
objecting to some of the choices and some of
those chosen finding an excuse not to serve. He
said that by the time a jury is empanelled a
whole morning has been wasted and it is almost
time for the luncheon adjournment. He
explained the strain on the bailiffs to get all the
jurors together and the hardship on businesses in
such a small community where qualified pro-
fessionals are at a premium to have its key staff
tied up at the courts for three months of the
year. We can attest to this. There are times at
The Tribune when it has been a crippling exer-
cise.
We agree that this amendment is a first step
in getting a dangerous social problem under
control.


The Bahamas'




deplorable




environment


EDITOR, The Tribune

FOR a small country, we are
pathetic at keeping a clean, san-
itary environment. 1 say this to
stress the amount of garbage
over Nassau that I have noticed
recently. It is estimated that we
should be able to keep a clean
environment, because we are
just a miniature country com-
pared to other countries in the
world, and it is a disgrace how
we have so much garbage in our
communities.
Despite the fact that the san-
itation trucks come to collect
garbage weekly, it is still seen
that waste is still lying around,
especially on streets such as
those in Bain Town. Nassau Vil-
lage, East Street. Ketnp Road
and in Coconutt rove. By so
much waste being around, we
are showing foreigners how
clean-or dare I say uncleanl---
we are.
To speak scientifically, as
some of us know, garbage con-
tains bacteria and germs and it


attracts flies and other foul
organisms. Now remember,
these are the same flies that
could land on our food while
you are eating! Flies undoubt-
edly bring bacteria and germs
to your food and can make you
very sick.
Time after time, I've wit-
nessed many persons throwing
their unwanted belongings out
their car windows and this is
causing the Bahamas to
become a filthier place, and our
streets to be chock-full of
garbage.
Bahamians must consider
that they are not only destroy-
ing the environment when they
throw garbage into the bushes,
but that they are also littering
on other people's property.
These nasty practices must be
dreadful for property owners


who come to inspect their prop-
erties only to find garbage
heaps! It is sad that these land
owners would have to spend
monies removing garbage all
because of some uncaring, self-
ish person.
My solution for this avoid-
able problem is that we need to
start throwing our unwanted
belongings into fhe assigned
garbage tins or, in the case of
large disposal products, call a
truck to carry these items to the
main dumping area on Glad-
stone Road. Surely, the garbage
bins are not just sitting there
for pretty!
It is time for us as Bahamians
to become considerate of our
environment, especially when
we're having an urge to just
casually throw our garbage out
of our ,vehicles. Let's keep the
Bahamas clean, green and pris-
tine. Together we can do it!

SHAVADO GIBSON
Nassau
October 9 2007


Lots of people complaining


with seemingly little reason


EDITOR, The Tribune

Are we a paradoxical nation?
Although an appropriate deflin-
ition may be elusive, one thing
is certain, we are s-t-r-a-n-g-e!
What do we really want?
Our utilities employees are
among the best paid workers in
the country. They make good
monev and ha\ e generous ben-
efits, vet. as sure as night fol-
lows day, taint a week goes by
without one union o01; the other
raising Cain all over the media.
Is it their constitutional right to
hold innocent consumers as
hostages'?
The Nation's teachers are
perhaps the best paid in the
region, but it appears to me that
the militant streak in too many
of them is stronger than their
desire for the classrooms.
Custom and Immigration's
grumbling about conditions all
the time. However, drive
through a fashionable neigh-
bourhood, that palatial home
probably belongs to one of
them. Check the parking lot at
the airport/harbour, that fancy
expensive vehicle probably
belongs to one of them.
The Police and Defence
Force like to pontificate about
putting their lives on the line
every day. Really? In the
Bahamas being a police officer
is not a high risk job. We aver-


age about fifty-five murders a
year. Examine the records for
the last 10 years and tell me
how many policemen or
defence force officers were mur-
dered in the line of duty or oth-
erwise. They are the best paid
and equipped in the region, but
they too, sublimely intimidate
the Executive and have extract-
ed 'considerable benefits for
themselves. However, they are
better at catching crooks and
killers than cats catching rats.
If only the judiciary was half as
efficient.
On the secular front "tings
much wusser". Making good
money but the Grand Bahama
Union continually talking' fool-
ishness about shutting down the
island. Just who do you think is
going to suffer.......ordinary
Bahamians!
The hotel unions, given the
opportunity, some of them will
take a strike vote in heaven.
Their grievance? They want 15
per cent for serving Jesus!
Given the constraints of a
tiny country like the Bahamas,
all of the aforementioned make
a damn good living in this coun-
try, and most are protected by
job tenure. Yet too many of
them gat bad ways and lousy
work ethics. All things being
relative I don't believe that we
are getting value for our dollar.
By a striking contrast the fast


food industry work force are
underpaid, have little or no job
benefits, no job tenure, and
probably no retirement pack-
ages. Yet these lowly Bahamian
workers consistently deliver
quality service. They are cour-
teous and efficient, they run cir-
cles around their counterparts
in Florida and...... you don't see
them picketing and threatening
to close the man job down!
Now you understand why
conch salad is intertwined with
our national psyche. It is a
delightful dish...but all mixed
up!
Speaking about being mixed
up, what yinna tink about the
official opposition? Like a fun-
gus they remain a nuisance
among us! Having given a
flawed performance on May
second, they persist in per-
forming their hysterical
sideshows all over this blessed
archipelago. In my opinion, Mr
Christie is the sorriest Prime
Minister to have had the privi-
lege to lead this country. Well, if
they want to be in show busi-
ness they need a moniker. Lem-
mee see.... there's Gladys's
Knight and the Pips...I gat
it!....Perry and the Pin Heads!

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 5


LOCAL NEWS I


0 In brief

Minister
Laing on
reducing
carbon
emissions
MINISTER Zhivargo
Laing said that looking at
areas such as public trans-
portation could form one of
the planks of the governmen-.
t's approach to reducing glob-
al carbon emissions.
"You have in Nassau so
many vehicles that are being
used; these are all contributing
to the carbon emissions.
"There's no emissions test-
ing, there's no standards
established, so we can do all
those things arid then.also
make a contribution to solving
those problems."
He added: "There should
be some provisions made in
our future financial provisions
for addressing this issue of cli-
mate change. It is an urgent
one and it is a critical one."
Speaking of the utility of
the country's attendance at
the Commonwealth confer-
ence, Mr Laing noted that
while small states like the
Bahamas have traditionally
been able to do very little
about the exogenous influ-
ences on them which are
largely the result of the activ-
ities of developed states, the
Commonwealth has played a
role in providing a voice for,
small island states, in particu-
lar known to be particularly
vulnerable to climate change -
to make their issues known
on the international stage.

Canada's
leading
opposition
party says
it won't
force early
elections
TORONTO

CANADA'S opposition
Liberal leader announced
Wednesday that his party
won't force early parliamen-
tary elections by voting against
the minority Conservative
government's legislative agen-
da, according to Associated
Press.
A decision by the Liberals
and two other opposition par-
ties to vote against Prime Min-
ister Steven Harper's priorities
announced Tuesday night
would have triggered a fall
election. But Liberal leader
Stephane Dion said Canadians
didn't want an election.
"We will not make the fed-
eral government fall," Dion
said. "We believe it's not in
the national interest to have
an election now."
In a speech on its priorities
for a new session of Parlia-
ment, the Conservative gov-
ernment said Canada's mili-
tary mission inAfghanistan
should be extended to at least
2011 but promised a vote on
the issue.
The government also
promised a sweeping anti-
crime bill and major tax cuts
and said the country would
not meet its climate change
commitments under the Kyoto
accord.

'II I^^^


'Room to improve' economy's ability



to ride out climate change effects


By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
GEORGETOWN,
GUYANA The resilience of
the Bahamian economy to
shocks caused by global cli-
mate change can be boosted
by diversification within our
dominant economic sectors,
Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing, said on Tues-
day.
Speaking with The Tribune
after the final plenary session
on climate change at the Com-
monwealth Finance Minister's
Meeting called under the
theme "Climate change: the
Challenge Facing Finance
Ministers" Mr Laing said
that while recognizing that the
Bahamas does not contribute
in a "major" way to the causes
of climate change, there is
room to improve the ability of
the Bahamian economy to ride
out its effects.
"I believe also that when
you look at our tourism and
financial services sectors ..
they have proven to be quite
resilient over the many
decades that they have domi-
nated our economic landscape,
but also in those sectors there
is a means for diversification
so that your tourism flows can
come from a variety of sectors
that actually move in differ-
ent directions to different
shocks in the world," he
said.
Mr Laing said that the gov-
ernment also sees "new oppor-'
tunities beyond banking",
within the financial
services sector that will be pur-
sued.
Meanwhile, the governmen-
t's efforts to improve the deliv-
ery of services by the public
sector is intended to con-
tribute to the economy's oyer-
all efficiency and competitive-
ness another "important
part" of addressing the coun-
try's economic resilience to
shocks such as those that
will result from climate
change.
Mr Laing headed the
Bahamian delegation to the
conference, which Deputy
General Secretary General of
the 53 member-state-strong
Commonwealth, Ransford
Smith, noted had attracted a
high level of attendance a
fact which he hoped was a
"vindication" of the Com-
monwealth's -view that climate
change is an important issue
for finance ministers at this
time.
On Monday, delegates were
told by President of Guyana
a country that faces its own
unique and serious threats
from climate change, as 90 per
cent of the population lives
along the coast, which is
already over a metre below
sea level that they cannot
afford to ignore the issue of
climate change.
He noted claims made in the
Stern Review, a major eco-
nomic report on climate
change, which point to the fact
that an increase in global tem-
peratures in excess of three
degrees will cause losses in
global GDP of up to 10 per
cent, with "the costs highest
in those countries with the
greatest social and economic
development needs."
Mr Laing noted efforts by
the government to encourage
new economic sectors to take
root in the country will play a


Minister: boost can come from diversification


part in building up the coun-
try's resilience to the econom-
ic waves caused by climate
change.
"We are reviewing our eco-
nomic, our -national invest-
ment policy with a view to tak-
ing an opportunity next year


to promoting ourselves in the
world and attracting some
kinds of additional economic
opportunities to the Bahamas.
"I believe that the Bahamas
continues to be a very attrac-
tive jurisdiction for invest-
ments. I think that our story


Laing: govt needs to emphasise

climate change as an issue
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA The Bahamian government needs to
emphasisee" climate change as an issue, Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing said yesterday.
Speaking after attending plenary sessions on the topic yesterday at the
Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, Mr Laing said that he felt
finance ministers had been left with a "greater sense of urgency" about
the need to implement measures to mitigate the effects of climate change
and to try and reduce its escalation.
"Presentations made were inspirational enough to really cause a great
echo to be made by delegate after delegate," said Mr Laing of the sessions.
The CFMM 2007 came to a close yesterday after three days of sessions
on climate change as well as other global economic issues, at the Guyana
International Conference Centre.
Many of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth sent delegations
to the annual conference.
"We already know that environmental sustainability is a huge issue for
this administration but focusing on climate change in the way of educa-
tion, awareness, (and) also in terms of encouraging in our own little
small way alternative energy sources, the way we consume energy, our
wastage of energy, could be helpful."
"It's always useful to be in a forum like this where you are able to dis-
cuss certain issues related to countries like the Bahamas which do not get
the same kind of hearing in other forum," said Mr Laing, who attended
the meeting in place of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who holds min-
isterial responsibility for the finance portfolio. "The idea here is to add our
voice to the voices of all the others who are saying to the world 'Let's take
this climate change issue in hand and prevent further deterioration in the
climate'," he said.
According to the minister, discussions that have taken place at the con-
ference are expected to resonate at the global level, as many of the tra-
ditionally less influential states that make up the Commonwealth will now
go forward with "a strong statement" to an IMF and World Bank meet-
ing, to which the Bahamian delegation and others are flying on immedi-
ately after the CFMM.


now is still largely unheard
and that there are a lot of peo-
ple who could have an interest
in investing in the Bahamas
who just need to know what
we are about.
"The extent to which we
improve our system, our pro-
cedures, our rules and trans-
parencies that exist within our
system is to the extent to
which their willingness to
come will be that much more
boosted," he said.


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Major improvements have been made



to Grand Bahama, says Pineridge MP


MAJOR improvements have
been made to policing in Grand
Bahama, according to Pineridge
MP Kwasi Thompson.
This, he said, began with the
arrival of new vehicles and the
arrest of vagrants in the shop-
ping areas of Freeport.
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enhanced attention that is being
paid to neighbourhood policing
in Grand Bahama.
"I congratulate the Minister
of National Security (Tommy
Turnquest) and the Commis-
sioner of Police (Paul Far-


quharson) for implementing the
neighbourhood policing pro-
gramme," said Mr Thompson,
wno is also deputy speaker of
the House of Assembly. "This
programme gives more focused
attention on crime fighting and
allows the social aspect to be
managed by other agencies.
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Bahama "have successfully
implemented the neighbour-
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advised that the Grand Bahama
Police Force has received two
neighbourhood policing vehi-
cles so far, which have been dis-
patched to the central division
and the western division."
According to Mr Thompson,
crime fighters on the island are
anticipating additional vehicles
for other divisions.
"I am further advised," he
said, "that this new initiative
allows for more intelligence


gathering and allows them to
identify hot spots. They have
been able to increase mobile
patrol and use them in their
school patrols."
He said that under the gov-
ernment's policy, Grand
Bahama police "have become
more effective and have been
able to have a greater pres-
ence."
Mr Thompson added that just
recently, the downtown shop-
ping district of Grand Bahama
has seen the increase in-the
arrest of numerous vagrants
who plague the area.
In his contribution to the
debate on the amendment,
which seeks to reduce the num-
ber of jurors in criminal cases
(except cases of murder or trea-


son) from 12 to nine, Mr
Thompson pointed out that use
of 12 jurors "is a matter of tra-
dition rather than on logic."
He said to reduce this num-
ber of jurors to nine "lessens
the burden of july service."
"This government is changed
with improving oui judicial sys-
tem and I have seen the very
real problem of not having
enough jurors present to
empanel a jury, wnich wastes
time and money.
"These changes will, I
believe, make empanelling a
jury easier which will in turn
improve our judicial system.
The government ought to be
commended for its bold step to
improve our system Mr
Thompson said.


Minister for public utilities

meets petroleum retailers


MINISTER of State for Pub-
lic Utilities Phenton Neymour
met with officers and members
of the Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association and
assured them of the govern-
ment's interest in continued dia-
logue and cordial support on
matters of mutual concern.
The dialogue centred around
issues relating to the future of
the petroleum industry in the
Bahamas, current Caribbean
and world trends, and relations
with franchise wholesalers Esso,
Chevron/Texaco and Sun
Oil/Shell.
The petroleum retailers made
known some of the challenges
they face and gave suggestions
as to the way forward.
Proposed changes to existing
regulations, operational
improvements, and safety,
health and environmental con-
cerns were also discussed.


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OIn brief

Archbishop
to address
107th Synod
next week
ARCHBISHOP Drexel
Gomez will give his penulti-
mate address to the 107th
Synod at Christ Church
Cathedral at its opening cer-
emony next week.
Archbishop Gomez, Arch-
bishop of the Province of The
West Indies and Metropoli-
tan, and Bishop of the Dio-
cese of The Bahamas and the
Turks & Caicos Islands; will
be the chief celebrant and
preacher at the pontifical
concelebrated eucharist,
beginning at 7.30pm on Mon-
day October 22.
Hundreds of Anglicans
from the Bahamas and the
Turks & Caicos Islands will
attend the special service,
and hear the Archbishop's
annual address on the state of
the diocese and current
national and international
issues.
The 107th Synod will con-
tinue with day sessions from
Tuesday, October 23 to
Thursday, October 25, begin-
ning at 8.30am, at the Holy
Trinity Activity Centre, Holy
Trinity Way, Stapledon Gar-
dens. The sessions are
opened to all Anglicans and
the general public.
Archbishop Gomez will
demit office at the end of
2008, having served at Dioce-
san Bishop since September
1996.
Bishop Laish.Zane Boyd,
Bishop Coadjutor, will suc-
ceed Bishop Gomez, to
become the third Bahamian
Diocesan Bishop. He was
elected on February 24 2006
, and consecrated on June 29,
2006.
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influx of Haitians


ABACO's fast-growing Hait-
ian immigrant population, and
its impact on local communi-
ties, is to be the subject of
another public meeting later
this month.
Residents have expressed
concern over the continuing
development of the Pigeon Pea
shanty settlement in Marsh
Harbour.
"It just keeps growing and
growing," said deputy chief
councillor Yvonne Key. "I am
concerned more and more
every day because we are,going
to be outnumbered."
Abaconians are anxious over
constant "deliveries" of illegal
Haitians at Cornish Cay, near
the North Bar Cut.
From there, immigrants make
their way into Marsh Harbour
and become absorbed into the
slum communities.
"Sometimes I get so disillu-
sioned about this thing that I
back off for a time," said Mrs
Key. "But the fact is we are
being swamped by Haitians."
She and other Abaconians
feel that if the Haitian problem
isn't tackled soon, public unrest
could escalate into violence.
"We need to get to grips with
this," she told The Tribune,
"Police need to go. into these
communities and close down
the illegal businesses there.
"The Marsh Harbour settle-
ments have barber shops, cloth-
ing stores, all sorts of things
without any licences. They can't
have licences because they are
operating on other people's


property."
Mrs Key said there was con-
cern that Abaco's crime rate
was being worsened by immi-
grants. .
"Two months ago we had a
shootout between Haitian and
Bahamian youths," she said.
"They also break into houses
here. There has not been a riot
yet but that will come," she
added. -
Two years ago, knife-wield-
ing Haitian youths threatened
firefighters while they were try-
ing to put out a blaze in The
Mud settlement.
As a result, the voluntary
brigade said they would not
fight any more Haitian fires
unless they were guaranteed
police protection.
Mrs Key said firefighting in
both The Mud and Pigeon Pea
was extremely hazardous, main-
ly because of electricity wires
running underground, through
trees and between shacks.
"With the water from hoses,
someone could easily be elec-
trocuted," she said.
A low-cost housing sub-divi-
sion was built at Central Pines
in an effort to ease congestion
in the Haitian settlements.
But Mrs Key said some
Haitians moved out of their
shanties into new homes, only
to retain their old homes for
rental income from newly-
arrived immigrants.
"The .only solution is to pick
'em up and ship 'em out," she
'added.:
The public meeting has been


THIS AERIAL shot shows the full extent of Pigeon Pea and The Mud, an
unplanned maze of wooden shacks where hundreds of Haitian families
live. Residents fear the squatters will eventually undermine their way of
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FROM page one
remarks in the House of Assembly when he admit-
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Atlantis had "hoodwinked' him into granting
work permits for foreign Atlantis employees who
were not being hired for the positions that they
claimed.
Mr Gibson said, in the House in July that these
persons were in fact selling timeshare at Atlantis
a direct violation of their work permits.
Yesterday, Mr Gibson added to his ongoing
battle with the Kerzner organization.
"Last week, Mr Speaker, I tried to get into the
Cove Hotel and the security stopped me. I was dri-
ving my car through, with the MP plates, and he
said, Bahamians can't access the Cove like that.
"Mr Speaker, I remember as a little boy I had
access to 75 per cent of Paradise Island. Seventy-
five per cent. I went to play golf the other day and
go to the Ocean Club for something to eat, week
before last, and security stopped me at the gate.
"Mr Speaker, they have to understand that,
that hotel was built under the Hotel Encourage-
ment Act, as was the Cove Hotel. Which means
that the public is supposed to have access. I'm
.talking about last week at the Cove and week
before at Ocean Club," he said.
Mr Gibson encouraged members of the
Bahamian public to drive over to Atlantis and
attempt to enter the Cove Hotel and test his claims
for themselves.
"When they go, and they can't get in, then
they'll know what I'm talking about," he said.
"Last time I criticized what was going on over
there at Harbourside they came back and per:..


FROM page one

Bahamas can maintain a positive
outlook because wealthy
tourists are expected to buoy the
tourism industry should the
worst predictions become a real-
ity.
"Many of the large investment
projects that we have on stream
cater to high end clientele
and.. .many of those finance their
acquisitions out of their own per-
sonal wealth, so the extent to
which they don't rely on borrow-
ing to make the investments that
they're making is the extent to
which there is some buffer for us
in that scenario," he said.


Shane Gibson

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as they like. At the end of the day, I will continue
to defend the rights of the workers and the people
of the Bahamas, that is why I'm here," he said.
In response to Mr Gibson's conmmnents Atlantis'
vice president of Public Relations Ed Fields
explained the policy of the One & Only Ocean
Club and the Cove.
"The One & Only Ocean Club is accessible to
hotel guests only, other than those non-guests
that have dining reservations either at Dune
restaurant or at the Courtyard Terrace restau-
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are accessible to any persons wishing to dine at
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill restaurant, Sea Glass
Lounge and the Mosaic Buffet Restaurant," he
added. "Reservations are required at the Mesa
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gate are required to identify themselves and state
their intended destination. This policy applies to all
individuals hotel guests, hotel executives and
non-residents alike. There is no discrimination
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erty.
"There is no access policy based on nationali-
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Ms Rahming said that Ginn
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awareness to guests checking in
at Old Bahama Bay during
October.
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resort will receive breast can-
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cards, developed by the Susan
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PRISON officials say a new
focus on education and expo-
sure for officers and staff of
Her Majesty's Prison is expect-
ed to pay major dividends.
Supcrinteadent of Prisons Dr
-Elliston Rahming said there
will b:. a re-doubling of efforts
to ensure that officers and staff
at the prison receive the "high-
est quality" training available
locally, regionally and interna-
tionally.
Dr Raihming explained that
through the use of exchange
programmes, the prison has
also undertaken a "major cam-
paign" to expose as many offi-
cers as possible to the best
practices currently in use at
some of the best facilities with-
in the region and internation-
ally.
This comes as the prison cel-
ebrates its 315th anniversary
during Prison Recognition
Week. from. October 28
through November 3.
"Thirty years ago height,
weight and size were three of
the primary qualifications for
becoming a prison officer in
the Bahamas, but now those
requirements have changed
dramatically as officers must
be able to compete with their
counterparts in other branches
of law enforcement and other
professions," Dr Rahming said.
"It is our belief that if we can
have a workforce that is
diverse, skilled and ethical, we
will be in a much better posi-
tion to serve the Bahamian
people justly and proudly.
"No matter what we intend
to do, no matter what our man-
date is, it all pretty much hangs
on the quality of our staff. If
we are talking security, reha-
bilitation, education or the
environment, the same-aiplies
and so'-from the time of recruit-
ment right on up to retirement,
it is important for us to ensure
that our staff remains orn the
cutting edge of knowledge and
exposure," he said.
Dr Rahming said the new
focus is already underway fol-
lowing a.change in the curricu-
lum for new recruits to one that
is internationally accepted and


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SUPERINTENDENT OF Prisons Dr Elliston Rahming, second from left,
speaks at a press conference held Tuesday to announce Her Majesty's
Prison Annual Prison Recognition Week. From left are Sgt Gregory
Daxon, Dr Rahming, Sgt Samuel Duvalier and Tiska Armaly


in line with United Nations
standards.

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He pointed out that staff of
the Educational Unit studied
a number of training modules
in use in Canada and the Unit-
ed States prior to developing
the new curriculum. Dr Rah-
ming said the implementation
of the training curriculum, in.
addition with the focus on
exposing more and more offi-
cers to international best prac-
tices will bode well for the
prison in the future.
"Exposure for our staff and
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while many of our officers have
experience, they lacked expo-


sure and so we went on a major
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months every year."
The state minister said that
in 1964 the Chief Justice was
making the recommendations
that this Bill seeks to implement
into the law today.
T'he proposed change in the
act is also an attempt to follow
modern trends in reducing the
size of juries to improve the effi-
ciency of the courts and speed
up criminal trials.


Bill seeks to reduce number of jurors


Presently the Bahamas is the
only major country in the region
that retains the 12 person jury
for all criminal trials before the
Supreme (Court.
1lThe tnnislel ol state said that
there is no logical reason for
maintaining the current status
quIto tn Ihe faIe of increasing
backlogs of cases.
The Juries Act was last


amended in 2006, this new bill is
seen as another step in improv-
ing the administration of jus-
tice by permitting the Supreme
Court to select juries consisting
of nine persons for all trials
except when the accused person
is charged with the offences of
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that time, money and valuable
resources will be saved; that
fewer Bahamians will be kept
away from their jobs to do jury
service; and that the efficiency
of the courts will be improved
considerably.
"I am approached on a regu-
lar basis by concerned Bahami-
ans, many of whom want to
know what the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office is going to do to
speed up criminal trials. I'm
here today to tell all Bahami-
ans that this Bill is one step that
we as members of the Execu-
tive can take in that direction. It
is also important, however, that
we contribute to the dialogue
and this debate in a manner
which uplifts and educates our
people," Mr Bannister said.
The minister of state said that
the advantages of smaller juries,
especially the speeding up of
cases being heard before the
courts have been reported in
such places as Arizona and Utah
which permit the selection of 8
person juries; and Connecticut,
Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Washington and
nqxt door in Florida which per-
mit six person juries in many
cases.
"Only a few weeks ago, we
saw the trial of notorious polyg-
amist Warren Jeffs on the most
serious of charges efficiently
conducted with an eight person
jury in Utah. Most of these juris-
dictions, however, have retained
twelve person juries in capital
cases such as murder and we
intend to do the same thing here
with this Bill," Mr Bannister
said.
Even many countries in the
region, Mr Bannister said, use
smaller juries, like Trinidad and
Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados
and Belize where the law pro-
vides for trial by juries com-
prised of nine persons for all
offences except for murder and
treason.
Jamaica and the Cayman
Islands have gone further by
reducing the size of their juries
in most trials to seven except in
trials for murder and treason,
and in the Cayman Islands, for
money laundering offences.
"There's no magic to the 12-
person jury. Twelve man juries
came about completely by acci-
dent. Many studies have been
conducted, but still nobody can
tell 'us why we have 12-person
juries, except to guess that it
may have something to do with
the 12 apostles, or 12 tribes of
Israel or Solomon's 12 officers,"
Mr Bannister said.
Currently, in all trials the
.prosecutor and defence attor-
ney can challenge 10 jurors
without giving any reason. This
Bill will change the law so that
in all trials except those for mur-
der or treason, the attorneys will
now be able to challenge only
seven jurors without giving a
reason for the challenges.
"This will mean that the
opportunity for attorneys to
arbitrarily challenge potential
jurors and have them discharged
will be greatly decreased. Noth-
ing is more frustrating, than to
leave your job for a day to sit in
a court and'then when you are
finally selected to sit on a jury a
lawyer challenges you without
giving a reason, and you can no
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wasted your whole day. So this a
positive development in the
law," Mr Bannister said.
Reducing the number of
these types' of challenges, the
government hopes, will decrease
Delays in the jury selection
process, and will therefore
enhance the ability of the courts
to hear trials quicker and more
efficiently.
The third change, which this
Bill will bring into law, is that
instead of requiring eight out of
12 jurors to give a verdict in cas-
es where it is not possible for
the defendant to be sentenced
to death if he is found guilty, it
will take only six out of the nine
jurors to come to a verdict.
This amendment does not
affect the ratio of jurors who
will be required to come to a
verdict. A verdict may be one
of guilty or not guilty, so this
change in the law will not give
an advantage to the prosecution
or to the defence.
The government also hopes
that requiring a majority verdict
of six out of nine rather than
eight out of 12 will ensure that
jury deliberations are more


dynamic, and will assist in
speeding up the decision making
process and the trial; thereby
again improving the efficiency
of the courts.
Lastly the Bill seeks to amend
the Juries Act so that where a
juror dies, becomes ill or fails
to appear during a trial, the
judge will not have to discharge
the jury, but will have the dis-
cretion to proceed with eight
jurors.
Previously the law permitted
the Judge to proceed with 11
jurors, so this change is a natur-
al one, which reflects the change
in jury size from 12 to nine in
most cases.
The Constitution, Mr Bannis-
ter said, guarantees every per-
son who is charged with a crim-
inal offence a fair hearing with-
in a reasonable time by an inde-
pendent and impartial court
established by law.
The Constitution also guar-
antees that a person who is
charged before the Supreme
Court shall have a right to trial
by jury. This Bill, he said, in no
way derogates from these
important Constitutional provi-
sions.


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responsibility for returning

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FROM page one

When a Bahamian is arrested, the Consulate General's Office
assists family in locating the whereabouts of the incarcerated as well
as renders consular support regarding the relevant court proceed-
ings.
"In each case, we are notified when family members call enquir-
ing as to which correctional facility their loved one is detained
in," the Consulate said.
The Office advises Bahamians to always resume full responsibility
for the timely return and full payment for rental vehicles prior to
departure.
It further advises Bahamians travelling to the United States,
particularly during the holiday seasons, to ensure that their personal
belongings are secured.
"At no point should passports be left behind in rental vehicles,"
the Consulate cautioned.
In the event of any "unfortunate eventuality", Bahamians are
advised to contact the Bahamas Consulate General in Miami at tele-
phone numbers: 305-373-6295 or 305-373-6297.
The Bahamas Consulate General Miami is one of nine over-
seas offices under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs four in the Unit-
ed States, the High Commission in London and Ottawa and the
Embassies in Haiti, China and Cuba.
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I HL 1 TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 13


60th murder of the year


FROM page one
\arils away in'm his home, said
(hi ['olk' e
Skull III scalch of ndIII ey. the 11
U.siplct\, re Ciwtired the victim's
luhon and demanded money from
his wile in front of their small k
children ()n finding no money in
the home, the three suspects fled t'
the scene on foot, Chief Supt
Hanna said.
Th6 deceased, who leaves
behind three children and a wife,
is described by those who knew
hin as a "hard-working" garden-
cr who kept to himself. He was a
resident of the Fox Hill area for
11 years.
His 16-year-old daughter, .sur-
rounded by bereaved friends and
family on the front porch of her
home. toid The Tribune of the A FAMILY mem
events leading up to her father's removed from t
death.
"I was sleeping and I heard one
shot. for the victim b
"Then I heard my daddy the crime.
scream out for my mother. After They pointe
that all I know is the (suspects) chairs and a b
came in our house and say the backyard
"Gimme the money! Gimme the home, the ai
money! believe'the me
"My mother tell them she ain' prey to arrive.
had any money and then they ran Neighbours,
out." victim's fami
Still visibly upset from the "senseless" kill
ordeal, she said she feared sleep- bune that this w
ing in the same home where only a murder occu
hours earlier her father was held bourhood. Mat
up and gunned down. She told shock that the
reporters she did not get a good geted, saying he
look at the men who killed her anybody."
father. Despite strin
As police continue to search control-in The
for the suspects, neighbours spec- cent of the mu
ulate that the assailants lay in wait for the year hav

FROM page one

Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen.
Mr Munroe submitted to the justices of the Court
of Appeal yesterday that legislative criteria is required
to determine whether a person should receive the
death penalty. In March 2006, the Privy Council ruled
that the mandatory death penalty was unconstitu-
tional and that sentencing should be at the discretion
of the trial judge. Mr Munroe argued that the issue of
sentencing guidelines is a matter for Parliament. He
submitted that judges have no statutory guidelines
that state what mitigating and aggravating ciicum-
stances to consider while exercising their discretion.
Mr Munroe argued that the lack of specified criteria
would cause the imposition of the death penalty to be
considered cruel and unusual punishment.
Mr Munroe also argued that the judge had not giv-
en sufficient weight to the fact that Farrington had
confessed to the murder of Robins, led police to the
evidence and maintained his guilt.
He also argued that sufficient weight had not been
given to Farrington's mental state at the time of the
offence, the medical fact of the appellant's personal-


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ber holds the wife of Vily Renoid while the victim was
he scene.


before committing
d out two plastic
bucket perched in
of the victim's
rea neighbours
n waited for their
who joined the
ly to mourn his
ing, told The' fri-
'as the "first time"
rred in the nigh-
ny also expressed
deceased was tar-
e "never bothered
ngent laws on gun
Bahamas. 61 per
orders committed
ve been as a result


ol firearms, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest stat-
ed in the House of Assembly yes-
terday.
In an attempt to stem the rise
in violent crimes, the government
invited "stakeholders" in the
country to attend a Crime Sym-
posium in September to brain-
storm ideas to curb the disturbing
trend.
Authorities are also seeking the
whereabouts of two men
described as armed and danger-
ous, for the armed robbery and
shooting of a mother last week.
Doderick Charles Smith, 24, of
Yellow Elder Gardens, and
Travado Taylor, 19, of Derby
Road are wanted by police for
questioning.


Attorneys
ity disorder and that undue weight had been given to
the inconsistencies in Farrington's statements to the
two psychiatrists.
The court yesterday raised queries over the direc-
tion that the judge had given the jury in relation to
evidence of psychiatrists Dr Timothy Barrett and Dr
Michael Neville.
Director of Public prosecutions Bernard Turner
said that the judge had fully laid out the evidence of
Dr Barrett and Dr Neville. The justices of appeal
noted that while Dr Barrett had testified that Far-
rington did not suffer from an abnormality of the
mind, but had a maladaptive personality trait and
Di Neville had testified that Farrington did suffer
from an abnormality of the mind. Justice Lorris Gan-
patsingh questioned how a man who returned to the
scene of a ci ime to pick the meat off the bones could
Ih conisidclciced to be ol normal mind.
Mi Turner also argued that the manipulative per-
sonality trait does not mean that Farrington did not
know how to control his actions.


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LOCAL branches of Ken-
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part in a worldwide effort to
eliminate the problem of
hunger in the world.
The brand's parent company,
Yum! Restaurants Internation-
al, is taking part in the drive
during World Hunger Relief


Week; and Restaurant
(Bahamas) Limited (RBL), the
local franchisee for KFC, is
helping too.
All 10 KFC restaurants in
Nassau will be collecting dona-
tions from customers and staff
in support of World Hunger
Relief Week.


Twenty five percent of the
'funds collected have been
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tives in the Bahamas, to sup-
port the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO).
Persons wishing to make a
donation may do so at any KFC
in Nassau.


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National Youth a


Forum launched



by government


THE Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture
launched its National Youth
Forum on Tuesday.
Youth representatives from
throughout Nassau and the
Family Islands were in atten-
dance.
The Forum, held at the Earl
Weech Auditorium of the Cal-
vary Bible Church, was
designed by the Ministry of
Youth to educate young
Bahamians about formulating.
.promoting, implementing and
maintaining a national youth
policy.
Programme moderator
Ambrosine Huyler highlighted
youth policies currently being
employed in other countries
throughout the Common-
wealth.
Many of the African nations
analysed at the forum incorpo-
rate the ideas of young people
into public policy in a deliberate
attempt to recognize their
future leaders.


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Forum participants reviewed
policies in several of those
African nations which designate
a set number of parliamentary
seats to be occupied solely by
persons between the ages of25
and 30.
Senior politicians are not per-
mitted to vie for these seats.
Autherine Turnquest, Direc-
tor of Youth, encouraged the
group to examine the many fac-
tors affecting young persons
today.
She said the Bahamas must
focus on education and train-


ing, youth employment and
helping youths rise out of pover-
ty, while targeting young peo-
ple with disabilities, students,
street children, young men and
orphans.
The National Youth Forum
is in line with the FNM govern-
ment's plan, stated in the Man-
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expand mentoring and appren-
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1F EBRUAR .I 0 CT 'r B E.'. 15, 2007


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There o,., a (;1j,, V, Cn't ..t' C..
.We il rern f tr(, u' ('r f'r end.
Thruhj d.qth, ,ouf' Uruiht us to lIue.

M;y his loved oles find A;'- in n. t-,r' ; .L. r< the I:ightcr and love that marked
the "tcrvy filmr ofhi, ing ;i ; .f. e that tl- livet he. touchc-d were richer for
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but accwmpli5hd much in t 1r Ki.f ~ ;. he shared v.ith us.

Norman Solomon, NTDB Honourary Chairman
Charles Klonaris, NTDB Chairman
Suzanne Pattusch-Srriith, Acting Executive Director
Diane Phillips, Frank Comito, Past Executive Directors
Jalinka Strachan, Administrative Assistant
Vernice Walkine, Melanie Roach, Telator Strachan, Capt. Anthony Aliens, Romeo Farrington,
Inga Bowleg, James Carey, Allen Gibson, Leon Griffin, Timothy Lightbourn, Larry Roberts,
Christina Albury, Janet Johnson, Michael Hooper, Christine Ferguson, Hugh Sands,
Frederick Lunn, Khaalis Rolle, Etienne Dupuch III, Basi! Major, Peter Webster, Rae Finlayson,
B 'b "6 S.i.. C 'in Ec..,~ ur, CJ_ F i-.. & Wiiliam Saunders.
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if necessary, before next week's
launch, according to Associat-
ed Press.
The potential problem is with
the critical thermal shielding on
Discovery's wings. A new
inspection method uncovered
possible cracking just beneath
the protective coating on three
of the 44 panels that line the
wings.
Engineers were evenly split
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tion should be delayed, shuttle
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lowing an all-day meeting that
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ference.
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aster has been studying the
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not understand why the protec-
tive coating on some of the wing
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carbon panels in question. That
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past three flights, despite indi-
cations of possible cracks to the
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ness reviews before the Colum-
bia accident, "everybody got to
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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH -THE BAIIAMAS

10T ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

PROGRAMME


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2007 RE-NAMING CEREMONY AND UNVEILING OF
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THURSDAY OC TOBER 18, 2007


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10"' ANNIVERSARY AWARDS BANQUET
BRITISH COLONIAL HILTON HOTEL 7-11PM.
GUEST SPEAKER VICE CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR NIGEL HARRIS.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TICKETS TO THE FUNCTIONS CONTACT:

MS. MARIA JOHNSON
MRS. MIRIAM BAIN
MRS. MARSHA BAIN
SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH, THE BAHAMAS
PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL COMPOUND, SHIRLEY STREET
Tel: (242) 322-2861 ext 2667 or 2675 Tel/Fax: (242) 356-5289 Email: tnsuwibahamnas@coralwae.com


Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the University of the West Indies School
of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Bahamas,
formerly the Clinical Training Programme Bahamas was
established on 27th May, 1997 by agreement between
the University of the West Indies and the Government
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the University of the
West Indies is to propel the economic, social, political
and cultural development of West Indian Society
through teaching, research, innovation, advisory and
community services and intellectual leadership;
AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the Faculties of Medical
Sciences is to recruit and train capable and committed
students as health care professionals who will be able
to meet the health needs of the people they serve, but
particularly those of the Caribbean, and who will strive
for professional excellence throughout their careers in
a constantly changing world;

AND WHEREAS, the Mission of the School of Clinical
Medicine and Research, The Bahamas, is also to
facilitate the improvement of the health of the people
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through clinical
research that will produce valuable knowledge for the
prevention and management of diseases, and the
formulation of health policies and programmes;

AND WHEREAS, the University of the West Indies
School of Clinical Medicine and Research, The
Bahamas, has set aside a week to celebrate the 10th
Anniversary of the Medical Programme under the
theme "Improved Health in The Bahamas through
Teaching and Research the University of the West
Indies 10 Years and Beyond";
NOW THEREFORE, I, Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do
hereby proclaim the week beginning Sunday, 14th
October and ending on Saturday 20th October, 2007,
as UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES SCHOOL
OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH, THE
BAHAMAS, WEEK".
IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I
have hereunto set my Hand
.and Seal this 5th day of
October, 2007.

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MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
& SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

I wish to congratulate the University of the
West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine
and Research, The Bahamas on achieving
the commendable milestone of 10 years as
an institution having positively influenced the
growth of tertiary education and training in
medicine in The Bahamas.

I wish to acknowledge the achievements of
the institution from its initial establishment in
1997 as the University of West Indies Clinical
Programme, Bahamas to your most recent
expansion in August, 2007 as the University of
the West Indies Schbol of Clinical Medicine and
Research, The Bahamas under the umbrella of
the University Centre located on UWI Mona
Campus in Jamaica. This initiative signals
a shift from a health care oriented system
to one inclusive of academia and research.
This expansion as an academic and research
institution inclusive of training signifies the
emphasis placed by this institution on building
expertise with research and development as
cornerstones.

I would also like to congratulate Professor
Howard W. Spencer on his appointment as
Dean of The School and the UWI Coordinator
for The Bahamas. I wish to applaud the work of
Directors, Faculty and staff, past and present
who were instrumental in guiding this institution
through the stages to its present designation.
Your dedication and untiring efforts in time and
talent must be acknowledged. I-have every
confidence that you and your competent staff
will continue to play an active and important
role in the direction and future achievements
of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and
Research.
Congratulations on fulfilling in part the
Mission of the University of the '"'-st Indies,
which is "To propel the econo..;:, social,
political and cultural development of West
Indian Society through: teaching, research,
innovation, advisory and community services
and intellectual leadership." I anticipate that
the evolvement of the Clinical Programme to
the School of Clinical Medicine and Research
will certainly propel the development of The
Bahamas through teaching, research and
innovation.
The Honourable DrHubert A.Minnis, M.P


MESSAGE FROM VICE CHANCELLOR OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

I extend wannest congratulations to the Dean and
staff of the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and
Researciin The Bahamas on the occasion of the tenth
anniversary of the School. In 1997, the UWI made
a decision to expand its clinical teaching facilities to
The Bahamas. The then, UWI Clinical Programme
Bahamas, began with sixty-three students, fifty from
India and thirteen Caribbean nationals. To date, more
than two hundred students have graduated from this
programme. This year our enrollment comprises
sixty undergraduate students and thirty-three students
enrolled in postgraduate programmes, most of whom
are from The Bahamas and the Caribbean. I wish
them the very best in their studies.
The School is an excellent example of partnership
between the UWI and our contributing governments,
in this case the Government of The Bahamas.
Administrative and teaching facilities are provided
by the Government of The Bahamas on the Princess
Margaret Hospital compound and they also provide
human and other resources to support thde School.
This support is pivotal to the success of our
programmes and my heartfelt thanks are extended
to the Government of the Bahamas for their ongoing
support.
Leadership of the School has been -of the highest
calibre beginning with Professor K. Alan Butler
in 1997. through Professor Rerun H-iness and Dr.
Anthony Regis to the current Dean of the School,
Professor Howard Spencer who also served as Acting
Director in the early years. Professor Spencer is
also overall Coordinator of all the UWI programmes
currently being delivered in The Bahamnas. Together
with a dedicated staff consisting of full time
Lecturers, Clinical Tutors, Associate Lecturers and
Administrative staff, our leadership has delivered on
the mission of the UWI to advance the development
of our Caribbean region through our teaching iid
research.
There is a very exciting week of activities planned
for the Anniversary and I wish the Dean, stafl
and students the very best as they celebrate thl.ir
achievements and plan for even more in the futuic.

E. Nigel Harris
Vice Chuncellor


Hubert A. Ingraham
Prime Minister


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* BETHLEHEM,
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Israeli, Palestinian and
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Her day began in biblical
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blocks. Town residents need
difficult-to-obtain permits to
cross through a wall terminal
into Jerusalem, and long lines
often form during rush hour.


Rice will be able to see the
wall from a Bethlehem hotel
where she is meeting with
Palestinian intellectuals,
following her tour of the
church.
"Many foreign diplomats
came here supporting Israel,
and they changed after they
saw the Palestinians suffer-
ing from the occupation;"
said Salah Taameri, the
Palestinian governor of the
Bethlehem district. "Rice is
human, and I think the wall
will have an influence on her
heart and mind."
Israel started building the
West IBank barrier in 2002,
initially portraying it as a
strictly temporary defense
against Palestinian suicide
bombers and other attackers
who have killed hundreds of
Israelis in recent years. How-
ever, the barrier's meander-
ing route and massive cost
suggest it could be used as
the basis for a future border.
Rice, the daughter and
granddaughter of Presbyter-


ian ministers, has said she
expects an emotional expe-
rience in Bethlehem. "I am
myself deeply religious so
just the name is evocative in
ways that I can hardly
describe," she said Monday,
after two days of political
meetings.
Israeli and Palestinian
negotiators are trying to
write a joint document of
principles that would guide
future peace talks. Tensions
arose earlier in the week
when Israeli Olmert said such
a document is not a prereq-
uisite for the conference, to
be held in Annapolis, Mary-
land.
The Palestinians insist on
such a document, even if it
contains only a sentence or
two about the core issues,
such as Jerusalem, borders,
Israeli settlements and Pales-
tinian refugees.
The U.S. has not set a date
yet or issued invitations but
hopes key Arab states,
including Egypt, Jordan and
Saudi Arabia, will attend.
Arab leaders have said that
before accepting an invita-
tion, they want to be sure the
conference deals with sub-
stance.
On Tuesday, Rice met with
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak and Foreign Min-
ister Ahmed Aboul Gheit in
Cairo.
Aboul Gheit said the meet-
ing "gives us a lot of trust and
confidence" about American
intentions for the conference,
though he cautioned that
preparations to hammer out
the agenda could take more
time.
Still, Aboul Gheit said the
conference should be put off
if a strong deal is not
reached. "We have to go into
the meeting ready to launch
negotiations. If we need
more time to achieve that
objective, so be it. If we are
short of time, let's extend the
time frame," he said.


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COMICS PAGE


( Calvin & Hobbes )


I CRYPTIC PUZZLE


AC.HOSS
1 Scores of ducks'(5)
6 It's fun, chum (5).
9 For a vegetarian repast,
obviously? (7)
10 He'll drive a vehicle past (5)
11 Clear, even to luckless
detectives? (5)
12 A sung name? (5)
13 Long stories read in an airless
condition? (7)
15 Property of Mephisopheles? (3)
17 Guy Mannering's girl (4)
18 Being a saint, he gets the girl (6)
19 Little can be made of
wild herds (5)
20 Mountaineer's turn of phrase? (6)
22 A letter from ten
volunteers (4)
24 In the army, it means
"attention" (3)
25 Heatedly accused of being
something bad? (7)
26 Points out an informer (5)
27 Had he a nose for
numerals? (5)
28 Enid Blyton's agreeable character (5)
29 Just say what you think may be not
mine (7)
30 Slacker taking a ride, perhaps, round
the corner (5)
31 The years when one needed
directions to the starting place? (5)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 3, Catch 8, Baccy 10, Ho-b-os 11. Y-ou 12, Wigan
13, Austr-ia 15, F-ears 18, Eon 19, Key man 21, Altered
22, E-spy 23, Nazi 24, Lampoon 26, Spider 29, Eat 31,
Tales 32, Ar-range 34, Aides 35, Bur 36, Carlo 37, Albee
38, SN-oot
DOWN: 1, Pay up 2, A-cut-Ely 4, Aria 5. C-ha-fed 6, Honey
7, Co-p-ra 9 Co.-s 12, Wine bar 14, Rot 16, AM-nan 17,
S-nail 19, Keepers 20, F-e-ast 21, A-PR-i 23, N'-ably24,
L-e-sion 25, Oar 27, Par-A.S.28, Deals 30, Agree 32, A-
ero 33, Nub


DOWN
2 Obviously he knows how to reload (6)
3 It rotates (and almost goes up and
down?) (6)
4 Just suppose it's sadly deficient in
numbers (3)
5 They mean some are disturbed about
closing down (5)
6 Put one's hand up in
acknowledgment (7)
7 Extra cross (4)
8 As eaten with a crafty air of
wickedness? (6)
12 A greeting means love to some
people (5)
13 Feel that "West" is missing here? (5)
14 Few people would call it a flower (5)
15 King of the rodeo (5)
16 A lad's usually pretty green,
in a way (5)
18 Does it beat a pump? (5)
19 Slow bowler for a small place on the
Metropolitan line (7)
21 For him, it's a bit hard being past his
prime (6)
22 Chant resonantly in quality
of sound (6)
23 Being sinewy, figure.Don as leader,
perhaps (6)
25 Are they there to be shot aP (5)
26 No different from numerous
Americans (4)
28 It makes one contrary (3)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 3, Totem 8, Muted 10, Nepal 11, SOS 12, Depot
13, Firemen 15, Urges 18, Eat 19, Egoist 21, Screech 22.
Mothn 23, Read 24, Steepen 26., Sports 29, Let 31, Super
32, Monitor 34, Seven 35, Nul 36 Acute 37, Fulon 38,
Sting
DOWN: 1, Music 2, Beseech 4, Open 5, Enough 6, Metro
7, Hades 9, Tor 12, Detects 14, Mar 16, Given 17, Study
19, Echelon 20, Amass 21, Stoop 23, Retinue 24, ]
Street 25. Pen 27 Punch 28, Rests 30 Motor 32 Mean
33, Tut


ACROSS
1 Snake (5)
6 Planet (5)
9 Performed (7)
10 Choose (5)
11 Saltpetre (5)
12 Old length (5)
13 Of the stars (7)
15 Insane (3)
17 Healthy (4)
18 Spanish town (6)
19 Group of
witches (5)
20 Beast (6)
22 Secure (4)
24 Weight (3)
25 Entertains (7)
26 Send (5)
27 Bioom (5)
28 Buffalo (5)
29 Small cake (4,3)
30 Pale (5)
31 Flower part (5)


3. Two clubs. Since a contract that
would yield game has not yet been
reached, opener must bid again. It's
best to show the club suit first, plan-
ning to show your good spade sup-
port next in case opener is interested
in slam. If the partscore were 60,
clubs would not be mentioned; a
direct raise to three spades would be
the better bid.
4. Two spades. You have good
spade support and are in the range for
a single raise, so that is the best
action. Two hearts (not forcing)
would be an inaccurate response, as
that bid would normally show a good
heart suit and lack of support for
spades. If partner bids again over two
spades, trying for slam, you can then
mention your heart suit, at the same
time indicating slam interest.
5. Three notrump. Since two
notrump would be a game-going bid,
three notrump is a slam try. How-
ever, the opening bidder is not
required to bid again. If he has a min-
imum opening suitable for notrump
play, he can pass.
The three-notrump response with a
partscore of 40 has the same mean-
ing as the same bid without a
partscore. It indicates notrump distri-
bution. 16 or 17 high-card points,
and stoppers in the unbid suits.


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DOWN
2 Flattened at the
poles (6)
3 Remember (6)
4 Insect (3)
5 Abrade (5)
6 Type of
meal (7)
7 Revise (4)
8 Illiterate (6)
12 Christmas song (5)
13 Perspire (5)
14 Impish (5)
15 Honour(5)
16 Distributes (5)
18 Principle (5)
19 Troglodyte (7)
21 Books (6)
22 Salty t6)
23 Hat (6)
25 Correct (5)
26 Gown (4)
28 Coach (3)


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Tribune

Horoscope


By UNDA BLACK


THURSDAY,
OCT 18

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Someone you care about is acting
strangely and you need to get to the
bottom of what is bugging this per-
son. It may take a while, but you'll
find a resolution.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
In order to achieve great things you
need to take risks, Taurus. This is
definitely the week for risk-taking.
You may not be immediately happy
with the results, but hang in there.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
There's a side of you that loves
order but the other side thrives on
chaos. Feed your need to have
things unruly and exciting this
week, Gemini.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Be true to yourself, Cancer, and stick
to your guns when someone chal-
lenges what you know to be right.
Pretty soon most will come around
to your way of thinking anyway.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
When you're faced with a particu-
larly vexing situation this week,
Leo, you'll find that the answer
isn't nearly as complicated as you
originally thought.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Take note of the little things around
you, Virgo. They will help you
spawn new ideas. Channel your cre-
ative 'energy into a special project
this week.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Take inventory of the relationships
you have that need a little work, Libra.
You may find that you're spending
time with some people more than oth-
ers and this is adding to the problem.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
This week you need to adjust your
focus to give equal time to both work
and family, Scorpio. It's easier said
than done, however, when a large
project arises.
SAGYITARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
To the surprise of those around you,
Sagittarius, you are able to see and
relate to someone else's point of
view. Embrace these feelings and
make a plan to have more of them.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Are you pining over someone or
something that seems out of your
grasp, Capricorn? Find a new object
of your devotion and you'll feel
much better
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
There are times when you have to
put your people-pleasing skills aside
and speak the honest truth, Aquarius.
This week is one of them. Don't sug-
arcoat anything.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
If you've been a bag of emotions
it's time to reign in those feelings,
Pisces. You can no longer coast
out of control.


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Anatoly Karpov v Mihailo
Stojanovic, Gorenje 2007. Just
like yesterday's puzzle, today's
diagram shows that the former
'world champion Karpov retains
his skills at the age of 56. His
Serb opponent chose a passive
French Defence 1 e4 e6 opening,
and was gradually driven back
as the legendary Russian
massed his army for action
against the cornered black king.
Here Karpov (White, to move)
has just sacrificed a knight, and
needs a speedy resolution to
justify his offer. How did Karpov
force victory? Richmond stages
an open-to-all one-day festival
on Sunday. Anyone from expert
to novice is welcome, and
children can test their skills in
the lower sections against
adults. Winners receive cash


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Libya joins UN Security Council a year after



removal from US list of terrorism sponsors


UNITED NATIONS
LIBYA a former pariah
state condemned by the U.S.
as a sponsor of terrorism -
won a seat on the U.N. Secu-
rity Council Tuesday without
opposition from the Bush
administration, according to
associated Press.
The U.S. decision not to
support a rival African coun-
try for the seat angered fami-
lies of victims of the 1988
bombing of Pan Am Flight
103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
some of whom watched the
vote in the U.N. General
Assembly from the visitors
gallery. They said the United
States should have done more
to prevent Libya from getting
a seat on the U.N.'s most pow-
erful body.
Dan Cohen of Cape May
Court House, N.J., who lost
his 20-year-old daughter
Theodora, said the vast major-
ity of Lockerbie victims were
Americans. Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi "has more
American blood on his hands
than any other surviving dic-
tator in the world," he said.
"It is a disgrace that the
United States would not even
put up a fight and try to defeat
Libya," he said. "America just
hasn't stood up on this issue at
all. ... And the Libyan gov-
ernment is working diligently
to get the one person convict-
ed in this case out of jail in
Scotland."
Just over a year ago, the
U.S. removed the African
nation from the list of state
sponsors of terrorism.
The U.S. had regarded
Libya as a pariah state for
decades after Gadhafi came
to power in a 1969 coup and
turned his country against the
West. It was the target of U.S.
nirstrikes inr '1.', and subject
to sanctions.
Libya was .blamed for the
I ockerbie bombing as well as
a West Berlin disco bombing
that killed two American sol-
diers in 1986. The U.S.
accused the country of spon-
soring terrorist groups from
the Irish Republican Army to
Palestinian factions and of
undermining pro-Western
governments in Africa.
In 2'". Libya officially
accepted responsibility for the
Lockerbie bombing and
[.,ached a $2.7 billion settle-
ment with families of the vic-
tims. The next year. it paid
$170 million compensation to
the families of the 170 victims
of a 1989 bombing of a French
passenger jet.
Relations between Wash-
ington and Tripoli have
improved since Libya's sur-
prise decision'in the wake of
the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in
2003 to dismantle its clandes-
tine nuclear weapons program
under international inspection.
The Bush administration
said in May 2006 that it was
resuming regular diplomatic
relations with Libya for the
first time in more than a quar-
Ster-century.
"The world changes," U.S.
deputy ambassador to the
U.N. Alejandro Wolff told
reporters when asked about
Libya joining the council.
He did not reveal whether
the U.S. voted for or against
i Libya, saying the U.S. does
not disclose that information.
Wolff took note of the. fam-
ihes of Lockerbie victims who
watched the vote from the vis-
itors gallery.
"Their presence was felt
here today. I felt it and I know
other delegations felt it," he
said.
Glenn Johnson, who lost his
21-year-old daughter Beth
Ann, complained that Libya
still owes the families $2 mil-
lion apiece as part of a settle-
ment it made with the U.S.
The families have already
received $8 million each, said
Johnson, who chairs the group
"Victims of Pan Am 103,"
representing families of about
160 of the 270 victims.
"We really felt let down
when the State Department
didn't make the objections it
has in the past," Johnson said.
"The U.S. allowed (Libya) off
the hook even though for
some reason Libya decided it


"It means I
can say we are
back to the
international
community,
that all the
problems we
have faced in
the past are
now behind
us."

Libya's U.N.
ambassador,
Giadalla Ettalhi


didn't have to take the last
step of the agreement. We
can't understand it."
In 2000 the United States
successfully blocked Sudan's
bid for a council seat, and
Washington's candidate, Mau-
ritius, won. But in 2005, the
U.S. backed Nicaragua and
Peru won. This year, Wash-
ington did not back a candi-
date against Libya.
Wolff said the U.S. is pur-
suing the compensation issue
bilaterally with the Libyan
government and will contin-
ue to do so.
Libya's U.N. ambassador,
Giadalla Ettalhi, said the
country received 178 "yes"
votes in the 192-member Gen-
eral Assembly.
"It means I can say we are
back to the international com-
munity, that all the problems
we have faced in the past are
now behind us," he told
reporters. "I think our rela-
tions with the U.S. nowadays
are back to normal ... and I
think they have not worked
against our candidacy. We are
sure about that.
"We have fulfilled com-
pletely our agreement with the
Lockerbie people," he added.
Libya was elected to a two-
year term starting Jan. 1. It
will join the council along with
another former U.S. enemy,
Vietnam.
The U.S. restored diplo-
imatic ties with Vietnam in
1995 20 years after the end
of the Vietnam War and is
now the country's largest trad-
ing partner.
Burkina Faso was also elect-
ed with no opposition. Croat-
ia and Costa Rica won seats
on the third ballot after their
opponents, the Czech Repub-
lic and the Dominican Repub-
lic, dropped out after two
rounds of secret balloting.
Ten of the council's 15 seats
are filled for two-year stretch-
es. The other five are occu-
pied by its veto-wielding per-
manent members: Britain,
China, France, Russia and the
United States.









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'will not cut it any more'



Trade Commission deputy chair says Bahamas may be forced 'to do things

overnight that we should have been doing over the last 30 years' by trade regimes
* 'Sun, sand and sea' and banking confidentiality no longer will drive key industries


Reliance on real estate-driven stamp duties for revenue rises 'not sustainable'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas' tradition-
al reliance on 'sun, sand
and sea' and banking
confidentiality to drive
its tourism and financial
services industries "will not cut it any
more", a-senior accountant told The
Tribune yesterday, warning that rules-
based trading systems might force this
nation "to do things overnight that
we should have been doing over the
last 30 years".
Raymond Winder, managing part-
ner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas)
and the Trade Commission's deputy
chairman, backed yesterday's Tribune
Business lead story by saying there
was "no question" that the way busi-
ness was done in this nation, and the
regulatory, policy and legal frame-
work governing it, would be 'totally
transformed', profoundly impacting
the lives of every Bahamian resident
and citizen.
"We've been lagging in some areas
and we haven't been following global
best practices," Mr Winder told The
Tribune.
"Clearly, now, from a competitive-
ness point of view, we are going to
find ourselves in a situation where
the Bahamian-owned businesses are
going to be swallowed up by other
major Caribbean businesses that have
been preparing themselves globally."
Bahamian law and the exchange
control regime, Mr Winder said,


which imposes a premium on curren-
cy going out of the Bahamas for
investment purposes, had acted as a
barrier to Bahamian-owned firms
looking beyond these borders and
expanding internationally.
Few had, or had attempted, to
move into the wider Caribbean,
although many regional firms had
come to the Bahamas. Bahamian-
owned companies have tended to only
focus domestically, with the National
Investment policy, which reserves
areas such as real estate, construction
and retail and wholesale for Bahami-
an-owned businesses only, encourag-
ing the feeling that firms will always
be protected from overseas competi-
tion.
Rules-based trading systems, such,
as the World Trade Organisation
(WTO). and others that flow from it
such as the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU), will transform such,
Bahamian protectionist regime, with
their demands for market access by
foreign-owned companies and equal
treatment for those firms.
"Domestic Bahamian businesses
will be severely challenged from the
standpoint of being competitive in
the Caribbean; forget globally," Mr
Winder said, adding that the Bahamas
had to find ways to build critical mass
in Bahamian-owned companies and
make them competitive internation-
ally.
Saying the Bahamas had focused
too much on attracting foreign direct


investment and the well-being of for-
eign-owned businesses, Mr Winder
added: "We have not paid any atten-
tion to developing, nurturing, growing
and allowing Bahamian businesses to
become more global. Our laws pre-
vent Bahamian businesses from
becoming global.
"We may find ourselves in a situa-
tion where we have to do things
overnight that we should have been
doing over the last 30 years.
"We've taken care of foreign busi-
nesses, but have forgotten to take
care of Bahamian businesses. Our


laws have prevented Bahamian busi-
nesses from doing what they need to
do."
To compete, Mr Winder said the
Bahamas had to identify niche mar-
kets where it could excel and develop
stand-out products in areas such as
financial services that no other coun-
try had.
He pointed out that in the case of
FirstCaribbean International Bank,
while the Bahamas and Turks &
Caicos Islands accounted for 60 per
cent of its business, the bank's head-
quarters were in Barbados. This is
largely thought to be because Barba-
dos has a double taxation treaty with
Canada, meaning that dividends
remitted to FirstCaribbean's Canadi-
an majority shareholder, CIBC, are
taxed at the lower Barbadian rate
rather than the higher Canadian rate.
"From the standpoint of trade, we
need to come up with some niche,
alternative legislation or product that
is germane to the Bahamas," Mr
Winder said.
"Barbados has tax treaties with 30
countries in the world. Barbados is a
serious competitor in financial ser-
vices for the Bahamas.
"We have done nothing but rely on
confidentiality and 'sun, sand and sea'.
These things will not cut it for the
Bahamas any more."
Mr Winder added that, with the
ever-increasing reliance on foreign
direct investment to drive the
Bahamian economy: "We find our-
selves in a situation where to attract


foreign investment we have to give
away too much in concessions. I am
delighted that the Government is
reviewing this.
"In terms of government revenues,
we cannot rely on generating huge
amounts of stamp tax by selling the
country. That is not sustainable."
Mr Winder questioned whether the
Government had a sustainable tax
base to fund itself, given the increased
reliance on stamp duty from real
estate transactions.
The Government's 2007-2008 Bud-
get forecast has projected that rev-
enues will rise by $150.015 million
compared to the previous fiscal year;
rising from $1.168 million to $1.318
million.
Some 72.9 per cent or $109.343 mil-
lion of that revenue increase is due to
come from Stamp Duty.
Of that Stamp Duty increase, some
46.6 per cent of the increase or $50.93
million is projected to come from
duties imposed on real estate trans-
actions valued at $250,000 or more.
"How many Bahamian businesses
think about becoming Caribbean or
global players," Mr Winder asked.
"The reality is that we live in a glob-
al world, and if we are not participat-
ing we will suffer, because of it. We
will find that our standing and credi-
bility in the region as a leader is
diminished over a period of time."
The Tribune reported yesterday on

SEE page 4


St Georges want



Hayward to sell



stake for $ 100m


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE late Edward St
George's estate is seeking a
Supreme Court order that Sir
Jack Hayward's stake in the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) and Port Group
Ltd be sold to it for $100 mil-
lion, as this is the price he and
the Hayward trust trustees
have allegedly agreed with the
Fleming Group.
An affidavit sworn by
Anthea Parris-Whittaker, an
associate with Callender's &
Co, said the estate was now
applying to further amend its
initial originating summons,
which was seeking a court
order compelling Sir Jack and
the trustees of Seashells Invest-
ments, which holds his inter-
est in Intercontinental Diver-
sified Corporation (IDC), the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
parent, to sell his 50 per cent
stake to them.
Saying tiat it was "clear
there is a complete breakdown
between th'e Hayward and St
George interests, and there-
fore one shareholder would
have to buy out the other", Ms
Parris-Whittaker said the
estate believed Sir Jack and his
-trust's trustees "have agreed
to sell the Hayward shares to a
third party, namely the Flem-


Price based upon
alleged offer from
Fleming Group, as
Sir Jack appeals

50/50 verdict and
estate alleges
PharmaChem
documents
support its case

ing Group, at a price of $100
million".
The affidavit details an
alleged September 13, 2007,
meeting between Lady Henri-
etta St George and Rod Flem-
ing and GOcfie'N Richards, of
the Fleming Group.
"During the course of that
meeting, Mr Fleming and Mr
Richards informed Lady Hen-
rietta St George that Hayward
and the trustees of the Hay-
ward trust had already entered
an agreement to sell the Hay-
ward shares to the Fleming
Group," Ms Parris-Whittaker

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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is "will-
ing to put some financing"
towards the construction edu-
cation programme at the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute (BTVI), the
Bahamian Contractors Asso-
ciation's (BCA) president told
The Tribune, an initiative that
has taken in almost 170 stu-
dents for the first session.
Stephen Wrinkle said Earl
Deveaux, the minister of works
and transport, had indicated
the Government would place
some funding towards the con-
struction education pro-
gramme at BTVI, which the
BCA chairs, during a recent
meeting with Association exec-
utives.
Mr Wrinkle said of the pro-
gramme: "It's going very well.
We've got almost 170 students
in the first 15-week session.
In 15 weeks, we will deliver
Grade One tradesmen to the
construction sites."
The BTVI course offers nine
trades, such as carpentry,
masonry, plumbing and tile
laying. The BCA president
added: "Once they have fin-
ished the course, the BCA gets
a placement for them. They go
into the field and come back
once a week for further edu-
cation. The aim is to get them
all the way up to journeymen."


Mr Wrinkle said the BCA
was hoping that the draft Con-
tractors Bill, which is currently
with the Attorney General's
Office, would provide a mea-
sure of protection for Bahami-
an contractors when it came to
competing for contracts with
foreign rivals. .
The Bill, as currently dralt-
ed, would require all Bahami-
an contractors seeking and
contracting for "ork with the
public to be licensed and pos-
sess a valid licence before dlie\
could apply for building per-
mits on various projects.
As foreign conlrjctors would
not he licensed in the
Bahamas, they would be
unable to obtain the necessary
building permits, forcing them
to partner and joint venture
with Bahamian companies
rather than take all the busi-
ness for themselves.
Mr Wrinkle said: "There will
be no way to contract some-
one from outside the country
and just give them the job. This
Bill would protect qualified
Bahamian contractors from
that happening.
"We will then be in a posi-
tion to joint venture on larger
projects. Foreign contractors
will have to partner with
Bahamian contractors who can
do the scope of the work. That
is the BCA's goal."
This, Mr Wrinkle said,
would protect Bahamian con-


tractors who had built up
major infrastructure such as
offices, with major overheads
and costs to pay.
In addition, the BCA is als,
looking at situations where for
eign contractors come in here
without having any Immigra
tion status, or set up their own
businesses and start contract-
ing for work without having'
any permanent residency ri
citizenship.
To protect Bahamian con-
tractors from foreign rivals, or
those fronted by Bahamians
the Business Licence Act was
amended to require overseas
firms operating in the Bahamas
to pay, 1 per cent of the value
of each contract to the Gov-
ernment prior to the job's com-
pletion.
Yet while Bahamian con-
tractors only have to pay (.5
per cent of the value of each
contract to the Government,
and do this after work is fin-
ished, Mr Wrinkle said there
was no way to monitor its
effectiveness.
Foreign contractors can bor
row at 3 per cent interest rates
compared to 8-9 per cent inter
est rates in the Bahamas, and
also find it easier to obtain per
formance bonds.
Currently, most Bahamian
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


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Confusion on Fair




Labour Exceptions




Order's status


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A TRADE union leader and
labour attorney told The Tri-
bune that he believes the
Exceptions Order to the Fair
Labour Standards Act is still
in effect and was never
repealed, confirming that much
confusion and different opin-
ions exist over whether it is still
in force.
Obie Ferguson, the Trades
Union Congress (TUC) presi-
dent, contradicted the
Bahamas Employers Confed-
eration's (BECon) president,
Brian Nutt, by arguing that the
Exceptions Order was still in
force despite the fact that the
Fair Labour Standards Act had
been repealed and replaced by
the Employment Act 2001.
Commenting on the employ-
ers' recommendation that the
Exceptions Order to the Fair
Labour Standards Act be rein-
stated, Mr Ferguson said:
"What I find unusual is that
the Exceptions Order is still
the law in the Bahamas. I think
there is a misunderstanding
about the application of that
particular provision. That pro-
vision was not repealed.
"It is my understanding that
the Exceptions Order was not
repealed, and I think the
employer is taking the view
that it das, indeed, repealed.
It is not certain that is the cor-
rect position.
"In my practice as a labour
lawyer, I have accepted that
the Exceptions Order is very
much in operation. I don't
think they will succeed in mak-
ing that case to the joint labour.
fo. .in. My position is that it is
'still there."


TUC president says still in

existence and never repealed,

contradicting employer position


Mr Ferguson added: "I am
not clear where Mr Nutt is
coming from. I think that if
they took some legal advice on
that, they may find they are
going after something in oper-
ation today. I have accepted
that provision was not
repealed."
The Fair Labour Standards
Act was repealed in 2001 when
the Employment Act was
passed by Parliament during
the former Ingraham adminis-
tration. Yet the Exceptions
Order that had been attached
to it appeared to disappear into
a blackk hote', as. it was


dropped completely from the
new Employment Act.
Mr Nutt previously told The
Tribune that "a great deal of
confusion" existed over
whether the Exceptions Order
was still in effect, some saying
it still stood until placed under
the Employment Act, while
others argued that it must have
been repealed when the Fair
Labour Standards Act was
repealed.
Mr Nutt said he agreed with
the second take, adding: "My
personal feeling is that if there
is no Fair Labour Standards
Act, how can the Fair Labour
Standards Exceptions Order
still exist?"
The Exceptions Order to the
Fair Labour Standards Act
exempted specific worker cat-
egories from certain provisions
in the Act, such as the stan-
dard hours of work and over-
time pay.
As part of their proposed
package of amendments to the
Employment Act, which will
be discussed at the upcoming
October 22 conference that
also involves Bahamian gov-
ernment and trade union rep-
resentatives, employers are
urging that the Exceptions
Order be reinstated as part of
the Act to exempt supervisory
and managerial staff from the

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COMMONWEALTH OF THEriBAARA ..S' ..


IN THE SUPREME COURT


2007


No.000177


EQUITY SIDE


NOTICE
THE QUIEBTING TITLES ACT, 1969
The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour of the
Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of'
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land owned and occupied by the late
Alexander Kemp at the time of his death situate in the Settlement of Hope Town on the
Island of Elbow Cay or Little Cay or Little Guana Cay one of the Cays in the Abaco chain of
Cays in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or tract of land is
bounded NORTHWARDLY by Cemetary Road and running thereon Fifty-seven and Eighty
Hundredths (57.80) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the said
Michael Schreiner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of Michael Schriner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EASTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Thirty-nine and
Ninety-nine Hundredths (39.99) feet SOUTHWARDLY by Wilson Lane and running thereon
Two and Seven and I ii .r..- Hundredths (207.51) feet WESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of the ,Johnson Estate and running thereon Sixty-three and Twenty-
two Hundredths (6:3.22) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the Property of B.C.
Malone and running thereon Twenty (20) feet WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the
property of the said B.C,. Malone and running thereon Twenty-eight and Eighty-eight
Hundredths (28.88) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of EdwArds
Stanley Malone and running thereon Fifty and One Hundredths (50.01) feet EASTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the Property of David George Russell and running thereon Sixteen
(16) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the said David George
Russell and running theron Forty-six (46) feet and WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of the said David George Russell and running thereon Seventy-three (73) feet
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER
The Petitioner. GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claims to be the owner of the
fee simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and
the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.
Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at: -
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher htlil.;i., East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House, Mount Royal.
Avenue North (t lawkins 1Hill), Nassau, Hahamas.
Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an adverse claim or
a claim not recognized in the said Petition shall on or before the 30'" November, A.D. 2007
file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 30th day of November, A.D.
2007 vill operate is a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Ry;l Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Na'ssau, lhwmas.


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~ Other functions as may be directed by supervisor
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~ Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) certification an asset
~ 5 years experience in a'similar position mandatory
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~ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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FROM page 1
the breadth of reforms that the
Bahamas may have to under-
take as it accedes to WTO
membership.
The 2005 draft Memoran-
dum on the Foreign Trade
Regime said that to comply
with the WTO's Trade Related
Intellectual Property Rights
(TRIPS) regime and bring "the
legal regime and enforcement"
into line with the organisation's
standards, the Memorandum
on Foreign Trade regime says
the Bahamas is preparing draft
legislation "in the area of


trademarks, industrial proper-
ty, patents, layout designs for
integrated circuits, geographi-
cal indications and trade
secrets".
The Memorandum notes
that the Bahamas does not
have any policies, bodies or
laws to deal with regimes such
as. Rules of Origin, Anti-
Dumping, Countervailing
Duties, and Safeguards.
Nor does it have any formal
antitrust/anti-monopoly and
competition laws or regula-
tions, much less a body to over-
see this, as most Caribbean
nations have.


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Core responsibilities:

S Conceptualize, design and prepare brochures, flyers and
other promotional material
Coordinate the use of artistic and graphic material
S Plan and illustrate marketing concepts
S Submit rough layouts of art and copy for approval
Prepare finished copy and art by operating typesetting,
printing, and similar equipment
Research and recommend new enhancements, software
upgrades, or services that will simplify, contain (or reduce)
costs and increase efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

S Ability to design layouts for printed and graphic material.
'* Ability to create technical illustrations, designs, layouts, and
electronic presentations and publications for commercial
print.
Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication or formal
training in graphic design, website/page design, photo media
and general publication techniques; or five years experience.
S Familiarity with PC and Mac operating systems.
* Expertise in QuarkXPress 6.0, Macromedia Freehand MX,
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Microsoft Power Point.
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THE~UINS TRBNIHRDY COE 8 07 AE5


'Something


need!




done'


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Government is still
reviewing the measures neces-
sary to ensure the stability of
the National Insurance Board
(NIB), the minister responsi-
ble told The Tribune, although
he was unable to yet say if that
would include an increase in
NIB contributions.
Kenneth Russell, the minis-
ter of housing and national
insurance, said the Govern-
ment was currently in the
process of reviewing NIB's
contributions, wages ceiling
and benefits.
He added that once this was
done, a decision would have
to be made on the best way
forward, although he was
unable to say whether or not
that would include an increase
in contribution rates.
Mr Russell acknowledged
that the Government was also
closely examining NIB's
administrative costs, given the
fact that at present they stand
at 25 per cent, among the high-
est in the Caribbean for social
security systems.
"Something needs to be
done, but I really cannot say
if that would include eliminat-
ing persons because that would
fall under the responsibility of
the chairman," Mr Russell
said.
A further concern with


s-L4a o-uatalacmty 1 LJIS i 1e neea
for self employed persons to
be up-to-date with their con-
tributions. They .have only
managed about 25 per cent
compliance withe their contri-
bution payments in the past.
"I really think that they need
to think about the impact their
contributions will have on
them when they get older or
sick," Mr Russell said. But
something needs to be done
and we are developing a mar-
keting campaign to encourage.
them. to make their payments
in full and on time."
Last month Lennox McCart-
ney. NIB 's director, said the
Government will have to


to


be


on NIB

But government still
reviewing possible
measures, and unsure
of likely course yet
rapidly step in and reevaluate
the NIB, or the potential neg-
ative cash flows and depletion Give t
of its $1.3 billion reserve fund
that is projected for 2029 could
be experienced as early as Pre
2014-2015.
Mr McCartney also said that
in some cases, the benefits pay-
ments were too generous, par-
ticularly for Bahamian workers
who have only worked and
contributed for a short time
, before getting benefits.


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The A.F. Adderley class of 1986 celebrated their high school twentieth year reunion with a
banquet a Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel. Part proceeds of the funds were used to donate four
dell computers to A. F. Adderley Junior High School.


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FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
for
Attorney
Qualifications:
Licensed to practice law in Bahamas
Five to seven years practice as a Attorney- at- law
General Requirements/Responsibilities:
Assists in providing legal services and advice to senior
officers of the FirstCaribbean on a broad range of subjects
and areas of law, including changes in the company's policies
and procedures for regional roll out.
Participate in project teams, identifying and managing legal
risks so that projects can be implemented successfully and
on time.
Work closely with the Compliance Group to provide timely
and practical Legal advice on legal issues raised.
Coordinate and review all legal documentation on behalf
of FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited.
Provide legal advice on a broad range of complex issues
or in specialized areas of the law to the internal client
departments.
Assist with the standardization of all legal documentation
where necessary. Where needed provide guidance to external
counsel on the form of documentation necessary.
Manages costs and service levels, external legal expense
and progress of litigation.
Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover
letter via email by October 24th, 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.


The photo shows members of the class making the donation; left to right, Mr Michael Cleare,
Ms Raquel Johnson, Mr Andrew Dean, Vice-Principal, Mr Arnold Curtis, Vice-Principal,
Ms Katherine Rodgers, Mr Gerard Rolle, not shown is Mr: Suzette Arthur Johnson.


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Eleuthera Island Shores
Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
.BLOCK NO. 45,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES
All that piece parcel or lot of land having
an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in
f block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision
called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity
of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately
14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathroomrns,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is
approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floorarea. All utilities
and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


Must Sell Lot No. 597
S, Melvern Road Yellow Elder Gardens
All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq ft, being
lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known as
'" ,. Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a 26 yr old single family
.. i residence consisting of approximately 1,510 sq. ft
of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms including
master bedroom, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room,
kitchen and utility room. The residence.also consists
of a front porch and two patios.
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. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including
driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.
Appraisal: $133,395.00
Traveling west along Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left. the subject
property is the 5th property left situated between Zris Court and Richie Court, painted White trimmed yellow.


LOT NO. 2 MORIGOLD FARM
I SUBDIVISION.

'l _nAll that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,638 sq. ft.
being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm
Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
Road situated on the property is a year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open from the front but has chain
linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $197,107.60
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right onto
Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
hand side of the road.


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DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no.
18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years
the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest
Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape in design \Ai.h a total length of 70x26
ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock
and the floors of vinvl tiles.


LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

i All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq.
ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as
4 11 Western Shores Phase II, the said Subdivision
W I situated in the Western District of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a
single structure comprising of a single family
residence consisting of approximately 2,430 sq.
ft. of enclosed living space. The residence
comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2
bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen,
utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is
located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.


SHAMILTON'S, LONG
ISLAND

All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated in the settlement
of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547
S... .. sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8
ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is consisted of 2 separate
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and
telephone.
Appraisal: $112,000.00.

The property is accessed by the main Queen's fighwav


Investment Opportunity Must Sell

Lot No. 20, Block 1 unit 3 Fortune Point Subdivision all that lot of vacant land having an area of 12.650 sq ft, being Lot No.20 block 1 unit 3 of the subdivision known adid designated
as fortune point subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama.. duplex property zoning with a rectangle shape. ,
Appraisal: $38,000.00


Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district
of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead
end. The property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.


Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little
Exuma Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00


LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one
of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B
and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot. No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said
Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately
50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000 00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as followo:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly
the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon tor a distance of 40;.57 hundredth ft;
eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is'zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, and is bounded arid abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the lai now
of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128
hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance oT 322.955 hundiedth ft. This property having an area of approximately
44.847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which storms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about
iwo miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of tdie Commonwealth ui The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwaidly
by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft- southwardly by land now oi fonnerly the property of Caridon Limited and
running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereun foi a distance of 113 40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography
of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


Appraisal: $265,225.00


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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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LOT No. 21 B FRASER ALLOTMEN
OFF SOLDIER ROAD


T
Appraisal: $258,000.00
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
S 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.
r- Situate in the Western District
on the island of New
Providence.
Located on the subject
i property is a newly
.-a constructed single story
structure comprising 6,000
feet of living space with a
three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and
generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.


LOT No. 17 ALLEN'S DRIVE
CARMICHAEL ROAD


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Appraisal: $171,000.00
The subject property
is developed with a
duplex building
consisting of
approximately 1,512
square feet of
enclosed living space
S which includes, two -
2 bedrooms and 1
bathroom, kitchen,
living/dining room
apartment.


Ventilation is by walled units air-condition units located in the
bedrooms.
Directions to property: Take the corner North of Golden Gates Assembly,
Allen's Drive, follow the bend. The subject property is on the right
shortly after passing the bend, aquamarine trimmed deep green.





FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00


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


LOT No. 20, BLOCK 1, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION


Appraisal: $38,000.00


All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq. ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Fortune
Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape.



lFAMI ISLANDS


ABACO


Appraisal: $108,000.00


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


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


EXUMA


Appraisal: $170,000.00


DUPLEX IN LOT 6625
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA


EXUMA
CASTELRAG ESTATES, I
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBI




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.. Trapezium shaped lot 35
S. ft. above sea level
.comprising 10,000 sq. ft.
Situated thereon is a 10-
year-old single storey
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath,
kitchen, living/dining
area and porch.
(Building is in need of
repairs).
.... ........ .....

Appraisal: $673,075.00
LOTS 129 & 130
DIVISION
......... 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
spaces and a two bedroom one
bath guest cottage of 600
-'' square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket


fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.


PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT
ELEUTHERA Appraisal: $112,105.00
All that piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop
space and rest room facilities.



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CM on "Real Estate Mall"

CMi on Doorway

"Enter Online Store"


FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

HARRY COLLIE Ca 502-3034
E-mail harry.collieCdscotiabank.com
or
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ax: 356-3851 send bids to P. 0. Box N-7518.-Rosetta Street, Nassau, Bahamas


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of employment. One is exut0c-
tions from the standard ro ts
of work and overtime lor -,-
agers and super .so.,s iii the
first schedule. iThe iccond
schedule s or exemptions
from the standard huuts of
work, day off and overtime."
Bahamian employers had
also previously sought to
include a third category of
employees under the pro-
posed Employment Act
Exceptions Order, namely
salesmen, agents and repre-
sentatives and con tiraIl work-
ers who received their wvages
as commission p;iymcints:
However, Mr Nutt said
BECon took thei, out because it
was felt such oeion w-re
actually self-cnmpI',ycd Ind
that no employ. :emi '"ec
relationship existed.


The developer of a prestigious oceanfront residential development on
Grand Bahama is seeking persons with the following
experience, qualifications and expertise:
* Must have a minimum of five years sales experience-but willing to learn from ai,
industry leader
* Must have two years experience selling high-end homes
* Knowledge of the Caribbean, United Kingdom and United States markets very
useful
* Computer skills necessary to operate a customer relation management system
required
* Needs to possess excellent verbal and written skills and professional appearance
* Individual must be a team player and able to work with all levels of management
* Two years of successful post secondary courses required
Interested persons should submit their resume to:
The Office Administrator
Email: eknowles@hll-bs.com
Fax:242-373-1364



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provisions relating to overtime
pay and standard hours of
work.
As before, BECon and
Bahamian employers are rec-
ommending that any Excep-
tions Order to the Employ-
ment Act exclude supervisory
and managerial staff from the
standard hours of work and
overtime pay aspects, since
they are expected to be on call
and work as and when
required by their companies.
A second group of employ-
ees who employers are recom-
mending be included under an
Exceptions Order, and be
excepted from the standard
hours ot work, day off and
overtime pay provisions in the


Employment Act, are the
spouses of employers, charity
workers, seamen and com-
mercial fishermen, farm work-
ers, ministers of religion and
Defence Force and police offi-
cers.
Difference
Mr Nutt, though, said one
difference between the cur-
rent recommendation as it
applied to supervisory and
managerial staff was that it
did not deal with minimum
wages, unlike the Fair Labour
Standards Act. This was
because minimum wages
were now dealt with sepa-
rately under the Minimum
Wage Act, unlike previously.
Mr Nutt said: ""In essence,
we're looking at two schedules










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Oil prices strike a new



record of $89 a barrel


YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A


"COMMUNITY MINI-HEALTH FAIR"

at







Department of Public Health,

Ministry of Health Er Social

Development

on

Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 6:30p.m


crude inventories rose by 1.8
million barrels during the week
ended October'12, more than
the one million barrel increase
analysts surveyed by Dow
Jones Newswires, on average,
had expected:
But prices reversed course
and rose after the. Turkish par-
liament vote. Traders worry
that any escalation in the con-
flict between the Kurds and
Turkey will cut oil supplies
from northern Iraq. Despite
the decision, Turkey's govern-
ment said an incursion into
Iraq isn't imminent.
The EIA also reported that
gasoline supplies rose by 2.8
million barrels last week, near-
ly triple analyst expectations
for a one million barrel
increase. November gasoline
rose 0.43 cent to $2.178 a gal-
1on on the Nymex.
Distillates, which include
heating oil and diesel fuel, rose
by one million barrels last
week, the EIA said. Analysts
had expected distillate supplies


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
EQUITY SIDE


* By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Oil
prices surged to a new record
of $89 a barrel Wednesday
after Turkey's parliament
authorised an incursion into
northern Iraq in search of Kur-
dish rebels.
The vote overshadowed a
United States government
report that crude oil and gaso-
line inventories overall rose
more than expected last week.
But prices did draw some sup-
port from a 200,000 barrel
decline in inventories at the
closely-watched New York
Mercantile Exchange delivery
terminal in Cushing, Okla-
homa.
Light, sweet crude for
November delivery rose $1.09
to $88.69 a barrel on the
Nymex after rising to a record
$89 earlier.
Oil prices initially fell after
the Energy Information
Administration reported that


2007
No.000177


.NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969
The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour
of the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of:
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land owned and
occupied by the late Alexander Kemp at the time of his death situate in the
Settlement of Hope Town on the Island of Elbow Cay or Little Cay or Little
Guana Cay one ofthe Cays in the Abaco chain of Cays in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or tract of land is bounded
NORTHWARDLY by Cemetary Road and running thereon Fifty-seven and
Eighty Hundredths (57.80) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of the said Michael Schreiner and running thereon Fifty
(50) feet EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of Michael
Schriner and running thereon Fifty (50) feet EAsTWARDLY by land now
or formerly the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Thirty-nine
and Ninety-nine Hundredths (39.99) feet SOUTHWARDLY by Wilson Lane
and running thereon Two and Seven and Fifty-one Hundredths (207.51)
feet WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the Johnson
Estate and running thereon Sixty-three and Twenty-two Hundredths
(63.22) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now or formerly the Property of B.C.
Malone and running thereon Twenty (20) feet WESTWARDLY by land now
or formerly the property of the said B.C,. Malone and running thereon
Twenty-eight and Eighty-eight 'Hundredths (28.88) feet NORTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of Edwards Stanley Malone and
running thereon Fifty and One Hundredths (50.01) feet EASTWARDLY by
land now or formerly the Property of David George Russell and running
thereon Sixteen (16) feet NORTHWARDLY by land now. or formerly the
property of the said David George Russell and running theron Forty-six
(46) feet and WESTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of the
said David George Russell and running thereon Seventy-three (73) feet
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER
The Petitioner, GERALD KERR kWHITELEATHER, claims to be the
owner of the fee simple estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land
hereinbefore described and the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.
Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at: -
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau,
Bahamas.
Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an
adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the said 'Petition shall on or before
the 30th November, A.D. 2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim in the prescribed form verified
by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve
a Statement of Claim on or before the 30th day of November, A.D. 2007 will
operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House_
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas.


to fall by 400,000 barrels.
November heating oil rose 0.98
cent to $2.3485 a gallon on the
Nymex.
In other Nymex trading, nat-
ural gas futures rose 11.2 cents
to $7.479 per 1,000 cubic feet.
In London, December Brent
crude fell 43 cents to $83.12 a
barrel on the ICE Futures
exchange.
The EIA also reported that
refinery activity fell last week
by 0.5 percentage point to 87.3
per cent of capacity. Analysts
had expected refinery utiliza-
tion to grow by 0.4 percentage
point.
Crude imports jumped last
week by an average of 539,000
barrels a day, while imports of
gasoline fell by 230,000 barrels
a day on average.
Demand for gasoline rose by
about 53,000 barrels last week,
but is off 0.5 per cent over the
past four weeks, the EIA said.
Many analysts said the
report strongly counters a mar-
ket perception in recent days
that oil supplies are falling as
demand is growing. Reports
by. the Energy Department, the
International Energy Agency
and the Organisation of Petro-
leum Exporting Countries over
the past week have all sup-.
ported that belief.
"Inventories are rising, not
falling," said Tim Evans, an
analyst at Citigroup Inc. in
New York. "Demand is falling,
not rising."
Many analysts believe spec-
ulative investing is the real cul-
prit behind higher prices.
Traders see technical signs in
the differences between cur-
rent and future oil contracts
that suggest money continues
to be plowed into oil futures.
And those signals precipitate
new buying, which pushes
prices even higher.
"I think the market has been
trading on momentum," said
Antoine Halff, head of ener-
gy research at Fimat USA
LLC.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

HAMMERSON LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) HAMMERSON LIMITED is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 16th October, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 18th day of October, A.D. 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator


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2007 FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY p BAM s
EX CELLE N CE AWARE D Soia
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EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
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NATHANIEL G. BENEELY, JR. T. SAMANTHA ELLIS YVES V. LOURDIN BRIAN M. MORE EDISON L. SUMNIe
'.',,:e Fre o,:.i ,'ui tr, H..,.- Vice President & Chief Financial Officer President & flManaL ng Diiecl'r. Sf-rir Parir. 1 *. i -i .
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CHERYL M. BASTIAN HELEN CARROLL ANNETTE F. CASH VAUGHN DELANEY LORINA EVANS-PENNERMAN BARBARA -ERGUS .IN
De-put-, Head-Trust Trust Officer Human Resources Manager Deputy Managing Director. I.T. & H.R Head Securiht. Opt, ri A.- it l '
& Fiduciary S.-rvir.es CIBC Trust Company KP.MG Bank of the Bahamas International UBS (Bahaina, Limited h .i-i'. '
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C:rnmpli1 .e Officer Partner Vice President/Operations/GFBU Head Seniur Bran.:n Ma iigei N.I,.- i- '
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ACHIEVER OFTHE YEARFINALISTS






PATRICIA M. BAIN-JOHNSON CHARMAINE BUTLER MARVIN NAIRN PATRICE A. RUSSELL CHARMAINE S. SMITH -ERRAINE SMITH
Senior H R. Administrator Client Relationship / Manager Senior Trust Senior Trader Senici Accounts Offitcr Trii t Ofti r J .. B
SG Hambrtos Bank & Trust Administrator Officer Service Officer Citibank, N.A. Coniiiionwealth Bank Liinit'd D n.,i'
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FINANCIAL SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & PROMOTION AWARD

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BBA Accounting BBA Finance BBA Banking and Finance BBA Accounting BBA E ,..i..iii in i


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Executive Of The Year, Professional Of The Yeat and Achiever Of The Year Award are rtnmiviated by their p(eer's.


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St Georges want Hayward to sell


FROM page 1


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I lenrieltl tlhatl tl I h I lav\Var.ds


had agreed to sell Ihe I Iavward
shares in I)(' for $100()( mil-
lion."


Ms Parris-Whittaker alleged
that David St George, Lady
I lenrietta's nephew, had been


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told during a telephone con-
versation with Rod Fleming
during the first week of Octo-
ber that Fleming had acquired
the Hayward family stake in
the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd.
"It appears..... that the Hay-
ward interests have agreed to
sell their shares in IDC, Port
Group Ltd and the GBPA for
$100 million," Ms Parris-Whit-
taker alleged. "The plaintiffs
therefore seek leave to amend
their Originating Summons to
seek an order that, rather than
' selling to a third party for $100
million, the Hayward shares
should be sold to the plaintiffs
for the same sum.
"Since it is clear that this is
the value placed by the Hay-
ward interest on the Hayward
shares, such an order would
allow the Haywards to obtain
the value they seek and avoid
the need for a further lengthy
valuation process, thus bring-
ing the litigation to a speedy
end."
The Tribune revealed that
Fleming Group was interest-
ed. in acquiring both the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd,


pledging that their vision for
Freeport would create "billions
of dollars" in added value for
the city through a partnership
approach with its licencees,
people and the Government.
Roddie Fleming, the princi-
pal investor behind the Flem-
ing Group, told The Tribune
in an exclusive interview that
his group wanted to leave
behind the 'historical baggage'
now burdening Freeport, tar-
geting financial services, med-
ical services and the latter's
links into education and
research as industries to drive
the city's economic future.
When asked what impact
Fleming's plans would have on
the Freeport economy, Mr
Fleming said: "It's huge. We
can't put a figure on it, but one
can say it's billions and billions
of dollars in value and bene-
fits that can be created from
this."
When it came to Fleming's
own proposed investment in
Freeport, Mr Fleming replied:
"It'll be hundreds of millions of

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BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES ViSIT WAV' BISXBAHiTf.1AS Ct.lI FOR MC:RE IDTA S INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX CLOSE 1 915, 28 I CHG 03 85 / L.C.HG 011.20 V'TO 239 09I VTD .14 263
, -L.,.'-... .,', F ... . ,_, '- .... ,,_ .... .,,, Le i D ,' i s F o, n
1 66 0.54 Abaco Markets 1.59 1 59 0.00 0.094 0.000 16.9 0.00%
11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11 60 0.00 200 1.502 0.400 7.7 3.45%
9.55 7.56 Bank of Bahamas 9.5b 9.55 0.00 0.733 0.260 13.0 2.72%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0 048 0.020 17.7 2.35%
3.74 1.60 Bahamas Waste 3.70 3.70 0.00 0 275 0.060 13.5 1.62%
2.G2 1.20 Fidelity Bank 2.60 262 0 02 3,500 0 051 0 040 51.4 1 53%
11.0 9.55 Cable Bahamas 11.00 11.00 000 0.996 0.1.40 11.0 2 18%
1 15 1.83 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 3,000 0 208 U.080 15.1 2.b4%
16.5,i 11.91 Cornmmnwealth Bank 16.30 16 50 0.20 1,000 I 190 0680 13.9 4 12%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs .6.38 6.55 0.17 0 112 0 050 57.0 0.78%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2 35 2.35 0.00 0 284 0.020 8.3 0.85%
6.40 5.54 Famguard 6.32 6 32 0 00 0.804 0.240 7.9 3.80%
12 80 11.51 Finco 12.75 12 75 0 00 0 .08 0.570 166 4 47%
14 7; 13.85 FirstCaribbean 14.65 14.65 0 00 0 )34 0.470 157 3.21%
6,10 5.18 Focol (S) 6.09 6 09 000 0.364 0,133 16.7 2.18%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0 0 0 70 0.00 -0.415 0000 N/M 0.00%
8.40 7.10 ICD Utilities 725 7.25 0.0I 041 1 0.200 17.6 2 76%
10 .0 8.52 JS. S. Johison 10 05 10.0- 0) 00 Q 991 0590 10.1 5.87%
10 00 10.00 P-endel Real Elatolc 1000 !0.0t, 0 00 16, 0 0Ou 8 b 6.00%
F~rlrlll, CO v, .r-Thl-- C.- ,liiall-.r ,F--. >.l.ll ..-.
52wk Ih 52wk-Low 'Syil a Bil ; .sk i Last Plice Weekly Vol EPS S Liv $ P/E Yield
I 1 14.25 Boha.irnas S;p.,,,'. al. 8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crio't-Ing1 (Pief) 6 00 6.25 6 00 0 000 0.480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0 35 0.40 0.20 0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
C.oil'..,J ,,fr-'Tnv.-Cciunurer SFec.LrlilerL
4 1 00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 4 I 00 4 4E' .. '. '.. .
11 60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarket, 14 10 15.50 14 00 1 234 I 48' 13.9 10.50%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0. 15 0 si5 1 45 1030 0000 N/M 0.00%
I B IIS I 11 11 Mu 1u 11 r1Ind.,
52wk-I Ii 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last -12 Months Div $ Yield "%
1 3585' 1.3087 Culina Money Market Fu 1. 5833
3 3829 2.9449 Fidelity Baha,-,,as U & I Ftu i..d 5. zJ
2.9215 2.4687 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.921539-
1.2741 1.1970 Colina Bond Fund 1.274052"
11.6581 11.2129 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.7653"*
FINDE/ .LCLOSE 866,3 89 'VTD l0 IU t' .' .200 34 47"'
MARKEI I[FRMS Y'i'LD LI ;- I.,' ,ltK dEvYd~nr r lls Ii, ."5,rriI Il, VS
2wH, 1 ighest closing price in llst 52 we H ,1id 1I I Il, II prin, l Colini .lull I ihrtllly
52 1,, Low Lowest closing pranc in, laIt 52 woulk Ask $ 'se'llnh |,il[ (tf CS .linI, 1 ill,, h I"tt '"i S'p't ipii i 2007
.. .vl,;o Close Previous day!. wei,3ud04 p ... .,2 0. o..me L.,t PIIl Ll.t ,r cdlvi e,. ,he < tit, r irh r* Jll O 2007
'oitCy Close Current day's weighted price for dally volurmr e VW slkly Voil -I r rdnlrg volume (f thei prior wuok *' 30 SIimlllnetl r 2007
Challnr Changqe In closing price from day to day EPS $ A compl ny'rs rpoitml t inl.irln |nr *iia.i fpi- tll- ih1., It;. n1t1 ..." 31 July 2007
O.illy Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Nte As.l Valur
DIV $ Dividjnds per share paid in the last 12 r ti, lh N/1M Not M.l in)jful,
'1, ; 1-1 1J fi -irl hy V . 12,m- ,i, f. I '
S,) I I -, r1 '' ck Split Effecillv, !, 1 ,
TO TRADE CALL; COLINA 242-502-7010 / FIDELITY' 242-356-7764, FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (24-2) 394-2503


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THE TRIBUNE


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


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that GIFTON ALPHONSO LEWIS of
WHITES ALLEY, P.O. BOX CB-12739, 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
npt be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 18TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CAREY CHARLOT of
AUGUSTA STREET, P.O. BOX N-4929, 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, 11TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



* Professional establishment seeks the services of a



Receptionist



and a Secretary


All applicants should be compute literate in
Microsoft Word and Excel at a minimum.

Salary commensurate with experience and
capabilities.

Apply in writing by October 23rd, 2007, to the
Human Resources Partner, C/O P.O. Box
CB-12762, Suite # 114.




Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACTI
(No.45 of 2000)'

CAMPANIA LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation
9
"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), CAMPANIA LIMITED is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the
24th day of September, 2007.

Derek James Livingstone
P.O. Box 218,
43-45 La Motte Street
St. Heller, Jersey
Channel Islands
JE4 8SD
Liquidator










THETRBUN TURSAY OTOBRB8,S00,NPGESS


stake for $100m


FROM page 12

dollars. It needs to be huge."
There is a strong body of
opinion that believes Fleming
could be the best news
Freeport has had for quite
some time, possessing the con-
tacts, vision and capital to
realise the city's original vision.
Many believe that neither the
Hayward nor St George fami-
lies have the ability to do what
is necessary for Freeport's
future growth and prosperity.
Yet the ongoing litigation
remains an obstacle, and-there
is no sign yet that the St
George estate is willing to sell
its stake ruled as being 50 per
cent by Justice Anita Allen to
Fleming.
Meanwhile, other develop-
ments in the Port ownership
dispute are:
Sir Jack has filed an appeal
with the Court of Appeal seek-
ing to overturn Justice Allen's
ruling that the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd are owned 50/50
between his trusts and the
estate, rather than the 75/25
split in his favour that he
claimed.
The St George estate has
submitted a bundle of docu-
ments related to the transac-
tion that saw PharmaChem
Technologies establish its oper-
ation in Freeport in 2003-2004,
alleging that these support its
claim to 50 per cent ownership
in the GBPA and Port Group
Ltd, and that the stake pur-
portedly held by Seashells
Investments is really benefi-
cially owned by .Sir Jack.
With the parties due back
before Justice Allen tomorrow
on Seashells' application to
strike out the estate's action
for alleged 'oppression', the St
George side is also seeking an
injunction to restrain IDC
from taking sides.


Sir Jack's appeal is on thec
grounds that the judge did not
consider "the injustice' that
would occur by proceeding
without his evidence, as he was
unable to travel to Nassau tlo0
the trial because he was ill.
He is also alleging that Jus-
tice Allen was incorrect not to
order that the trial be re-
opened to allow him to give
evidence and cross-examine
witnesses.
Perhaps more crucially, Sir
Jack is appealing on grounds
- that the judge was wrong to
find that Don de la Rue, the
former GBPA financial con-
troller, did not have the
authority to transfer to him the
sole share in Fiduciary Man-
agement Services (FMS) held
by registered agent Campbell
Secretaries.
Control of FMS is key to the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
ownership battle, as the St
George estate contends that it
acts as trustee/nominee for the
50 per cent GBPA stake that


was held hby Mr St George.
I licir argument has been
that I. MS acts as a segregated
ac.outIls %.onpany, holding a
va>rilv' ol assets and invest-
imCnIs Ifor the wayward and
St Gecorge failics, and bene-
licial ownership of FMS does
inu tlianslate proportionally
into ownciship of the assets
if holds.
Sir Jack, though, is alleging
that because FMS is benefi-
cially owned 50/50 between
himself and the estate, he owns
75 per cent of the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, Seashells
Investments acting .as trustee
for his other 50 per cent stake.
FMS's share capital was split,
with 499 shares each held by
Sir Jack Hayward and Mr St
George. and one share that
held the balance of power in
the possession of FMS's Cay-
man registered agent, Camp-
bell Secretaries. That share has
given Sir Jack the balance of
power on the FMS Board and
ability to control the decisions
of both FMS and IDC.


Salesperson

We are looking for an energetic and professional

person to sell generators, golf cars and oil. We

will train. Good attitude a must.


Contact Harbourside Marine.
Tel: 393-0262. Fax resume to 394-7659


A Learn more about an

area of mature broad

A leaf coppice, wetland

and historic wellfields


The BNT has submitted a proposal to government to have
this area of coppice forest added to the National Park
System. Dr. Ethan Freid, University of Tampa, has identified
over 156 plant species in the proposed protected area.

Meet at Earth Village Ranch run by BASH just west of the
corner of Columbus Avenue and Albury Street, Chippingham.

Directions: From West Bay Street turn south at the western
end of the Cricket Oval into Chippingham Road, pass Ardastra
Gardens turn, then first right into Columbus Avenue, then
right at the BASH sign and look for the car wash and earth
village on the left.


GN- 599

GOVERNMENT NOTICE












PUBLIC NOTICE

MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT

NASSAU HARBOUR DREDGING PROJECT
INVITATION FOR QUALIFIED
CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRMS

The Government of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
is requesting proposals from suitably qualified Consulting, Engineering firms to
provide Planning, Design, Engineering and Construction Management Services for
the dredging of Nassau Harbour, installation of Mooring Dolphins and the repair of
the breakwater Rock Armour which protects a section of the Harbour.

It is intended that at the completion of these works. Nassau Harbour would be able
to accommodate the new generation of cruise ships, thereby positioning The Bahamas
as the destination of choice for the major cruise lines It is expected that approximately
seven million square feet of area would be dredged to, a depth of 40 feet below the
Mean Low Tide level.

The Ministry of Public Works & Transport now invites interested Consultants, both
Local and International, to collect the "Request for Proposal (RFP) Documents",
for a non-refundable fee of $50.00, and to complete and submit same in accordance
with the instructions therein.

RFP documents may be obtained by interested parties as of Monday 15th October,
2007 from:

The Civil Engineering Section
1st Floor East Wing,
Ministry of Works and '1 transport,
John F. Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-8156.
Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 322-4830 Exi, 4042
Fax: (242) 302-9770

Email: melanieroach@bahamas.gov.bs

between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm Mondays to Friday, upon evidence of
the payment of the above-stated fee. (Please note that payment may be in the form
of cash, or certified check, bank draft or money order made payable to the Public
Treasury of The Bahamas.)

The original and three (3) copies of the completed proposal must be placed in a sealed
envelope, clearly marked on the outside "RFP 2007 Dredging of Nassau Harbour
and Installation of Mooring Dolphins." The sealed envelope is to be deposited in
the Tenders Box at the Ministry of Finance, Sir Cecil Wallace-Whit field Centre, West
Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas no later than 10am on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.

Applicants will be notified of the results after the evaluation of the submitted
documents.

Signed: Colin Higgs
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Transport


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT N0.000176
EQUITY SIDE




NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1.969

The Petition of GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER of the City of Marsh Harbour of the
Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of.

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the
Settlement of Hope Town on the Island of Elbow Cay or Little Guana Cay in Abaco
one of the (ays in the Abaco chain of cays in the said Commonwealth of The Bahamas
which said piece parcel or lot of land is bounded NORTHWARDLY by the Cemetery
Road and running thereon One Hundred and Seventy-five Hundredths (1.00.75)
feet EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the property of Edward Stanley Malone
and running thereon Forty-four and Eighty-six. Hundredths (44.86) feet SOUTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of B.C Malone and running thereon Eighty-seven
and I hi '. n Hu ndredths (87.37) feet and WESTWARDLY by Gillam Street
;,nd running thereon Sixty-two and Eighty'two Hundredths (62,82) feet
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 393
AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER


Thc Pet it ;,,ntr. GERALD KERR WHITELEATHER, claim to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in poshcasion of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act. 1959, to have his title to the said land
i'esigiated and I he lnture and extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of
Title to be gra ntcd by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal office hours at: -

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
'\iisbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House, Mount Royal
Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau, Bahamas.
Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an adverse claim or
a claim not recognized in the said Petition shall on or before the 30th November, A.D. 2007
file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 30th day of November. A.D.
2007 will operate as a bar to such claim.



HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas.


THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007, PAGE 13B









NOTICE
NOTICE.is hereby given that OLIVE SYLVIA MILLER of
FORT FINCASTLE, 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 18TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.








Lot Eight (8) of the Cancino Tract, bound to
the east the Queen Highway Some Six
Hundred (600) Feet North of a public road
known as the Village Road.

Twelve acre of raw land located immediately
south of Wemyss Bight. Eleuthera.

For conditions of sale and any other
information, please contact:

Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
at 1 (242) 502-0929 or 1 (242) 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in
writing addressed to:'

The Manager, Credit Risk Management -
Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 9, 2007



Serious enquires only


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


Middle management woes mean Bahamas firms 'can't grow'


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
1Al IANMIAN companies
can't t grow because of a dearth
ol' middle ilianagemenict talent
due to tihe' naitio 's "disastrous"
public school education system.
tile tlahmais ( hamlber of ('om-
mlii.'cc's pi'siidlnt warned ves-
terday, lha\ing this nation
unable to "optimise'" its eco-
nomic growth rate.
Responding to the latest
report by the Coalition for Edu-
cation Reform, Dionisio
D'Aguilar said that with the
Immigration Department refus-
ing generally to provide work
permits for expatriate laboum to
fill middle management posi-
tions, "you end up having to set-
tle for mediocrity".
While acknowledging that
there was some very good mid-
dle management talent in the
Bahamas, Mr D'Aguilar, who is
president of the Superwash
laundromat chain, said: "You
can't employ the best. You set-
tle foi mediocre management
and can't grow your business.
You can't optimism your econo-
I le added: "'I personally think
we have a lot of entry-level posi-
tions that can be filled by
Bahamians, but when you get
to middle and upper manage-
menlt you find those positions
quite difficult to fill and get sub-
staindard xorkcirs in there.
"I hev slick around in your
organisation for 20 to 30 years,
but have ino creativity, very poor
schooling and have not been
trained in basic skills such as
providing excellent customer
service."
As a result. Bahamian busi-


Lot of land Nit'h a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescoit in laillou Dale
Sub-division off Baillou Hill Road. The prop'rty is omnpi istl of an 18yr old single laiinl\ itcsidekox
consisting of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bchdrooms 2 bathroxums, living, family, dining, lkitchln and laundry
rooms. The building is enclosed and landlscapld \\ith a grass lawin, flowering plaitis and Iruit I trcs.
Utilities: Eltu ridly, \Witi iand TI'det one













For conditions of the sale and any other information, ply ontad.c
Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office at:
356-1685 or 356-1608

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007




Appraisal Report


of property known as


"Maxwell House"
Nassau, Bahamas
21 May, 2007
























Interested persons should submit offers in writing 'addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management-Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before November 9, 2007

Serious Enquires Only


nesses had to-invest huge
amounts of capital in training
their workforces, Mr D'Aguilar
said, due to the inability of some
staff even at management lev-
el even to read, write and add
up to a basic level. Some, Mr
D'Aguilar said, could not even
properly read a manual and
instructions on how to properly
repair a piece of machinery.
The Coalition for Education
Reform, the employer and trade
union group that has been advo-
cating for education reform for
the past three years, found that
illiteracy was "thriving" in the
Bahamas.
Its damning report on the state
of this nation's education system
said 82 per cent of, all public
school students who sat the 2006'
Maths BGCSE exam failing
based on the schools four-point
grading system.
The Coalition said the "extent
of under-achievement in maths
is simply both massive and unac-
ceptable.
"One cannot escape the con-
clusion that illiteracy, especially
in mathematics, is alive and
thriving in the Bahamas to its
detriment".
Left uncorrected, the Bahami-
an education system's woes and
correspondingly low academic
achievements would lead to
"lower economic growth and
increased social instability".
Assessing English and Maths,
the two basic literacy compe-
tencies that are considered vital
by Bahamian employers, using
the four-point system, the Coali-
tion found that 55 per cent of
all public high school students
sitting English Language in 2006
would have achieved an 'F'
grade or a 'failed'.
In poor performing Bahamian
public high schools, the per-
centage achieving an 'F' or
'failed' in English Language
increased to 61 per cent.
On maths, some 82 per cent
of public high school students
sitting the exam in 2006
achieved an 'F' or 'failed', a per-
ceritage that increased to 90 per
cent for the worst performing
schools using the four-point sys-
tem.
Mr D'Aguilar described the
findings as "mind boggling", and
said he never realized that the
problem was "that bad".
He added: "The public school
system is a complete disaster,
and something needs to be done
on a massive scale. The public
schools are almost a very costly


and very expensive baby sitting
system. The vast majority of kids
are failing.
"I was at a loss when I saw
these results, because they were
so substantial. We're graduat-
ing poorly educated and
socialised children year after
year, and that's going to haunt
us."
On the broader implications
of the Bahamas' education cri-
sis, Mr D'Aguilar said: "You've
got the whole problem of crime.
There's going to be an increas-
ing disparity between the 'haves'
and the 'have nots', and the
graduates from these public
schools are going to become
more frustrated that the country


is becoming increasingly wealthy
and they cannot participate in
'that wealth because they can-
not read, write or add up.
"It's increasingly difficult to
find workers to employ who can
do basic maths, do English, cre-
ate conversation, deal with the
customer..
"This is a major alarm bell,
and businesses are going to see
.increased crime. If these people
don't have the skills to get jobs,
you're going to see businessmen
attacked and robbed all too
often.
"I'm very concerned, and am
interested to see what the plan is
for the education system. The
status quo is not working."


Sub-Deck: r. L B
Having to rely on 'sub- ay, Abaco
standard' managers due mas
to education deficien-
EMFemeansBahas OPPORTUNITIES
can't optimisme' eco-
nomic growth


You areFle Pic of Dionisio
available .


Housekeepers
Food and Beverage Servers
Dock Attendants
Lead Captain
First Mates
Sous Chef
Pastry Cook
Line Cook
Stewards
Butlers


Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a
growing and dynamic organization, to be a ,elf-starter, team
player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet
deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career,
submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR &
Training, sbowe@bakersbayclub.com or by fax at 242-367-
0804.
"Becoming the-Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!"


VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Lot #30 comprising 8,237 sq.ft. and situated 186 ft. eastwardly from
the Main Eleuthera Highway in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera Bahamas.


Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone


For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit
.offers in writing addressed to:

The.Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007


rently
















,


followingg positions cui


MUST SELL

VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY



Lot #90-H comprising 15,751 sq.ft. and situated on the western side of the
main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of four-for-
nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007











THE TRBUNE ~ttt~io, 207,SPGEESS


Long Island farmers suffer 'incalculable' loss


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
LONG Island farmers and
businesses are still rebounding
[rom what they yesterday
described as "possibly the worst
flooding in 60 years", their com-
panies having received immea-
surable damages.
Weeks of torrential rain have
left much of southern Long
Island under water, and farm-
ers in particular have felt the'
burnt.
Wendell Carroll, who owns a
alarm, said his property was
ander six feet of water and he
has lost a crop of sugar bananas,
pupaw and vegetable trees. In
addition, he several of his lambs
also died because of the rains.
"This is the worst flooding
that I have seen in my life. It is
worse than a hurricane, because
that passes after two or three
hours, but we have had weeks of
rain." he said.
Although Mr Carroll has
been trying to save as many of
his bananas as possible, he said
he cannot even begin to esti-


mate the financial loss that he
has incurred because he has lost
so many trees.
"Some of those trees I paid
at least $30 for and I grew them
from seedlings, so you have to
consider all the fertilizer they
required and the fact that they
took three to five years to grow.
So even if I replant, it will be a
while before they are full grown.
So it-is hard to place a value," he
added.
Mr Carroll said although res-
idents were trying to pump away
water, it was futile, because
"there is really nowhere for the
water to go"..
I mean I think that we just
have to hope the water evapo-
rates on its own quickly," he
added.
Andrew Cartwright, another
farmer, has been trying to pump
water off his property since Sun-
day, He also lost a number of
banana trees, his wife told The
Tribune.
"Fortunately, most of the
homes and businesses around
here are built up, so the water
came up to the doorsteps but
not inside," she said. The mos-
quitoes are coming with all this


water."
VanDyke Adderley, owner of
the Swamp Thing Restaurant,
one of the few businesses in the
area, explained that while his
property did not sustain flood
damage, it was inaccessible
because of all the water sur-
rounding the property.
"We were closed since last
weekend and I think we will be


closed for the rest of this week,"
he said.
The airport at Stella Maris is
still having some issues as
Bahamasair was unable to land
until Monday, and now although
the runways are no longer
flooded, the area where the pas-
sengers usually disembark has
some water, so visitors have to
be diverted around it.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

MANISA LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
16th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE

VARNA INC.



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



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Our People are the key

to Our Success

Marine Utilities Engineer

An experienced & qualified Marine Utilities
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side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
Phone: .356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's
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side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007


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of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft. northerly
of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's Office

P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007





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western side of the main eleuthera highway and
approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of four-for-nothing road
in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact: Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in'writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management Managing Director's
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Offers should reach our office on or before November 16, 2007.


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