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Title: The Tribune.
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Language: English
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Publication Date: 10/20/2007
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Election uout go'ahea

Petition by Allyson

Maynard-Gibson is

upheld in judgement |

THE Pinewood Gardens
election court case will proceed
Monday as the petition by the
Progressive Liberal Party's
Allyson Maynard-Gibson was
upheld in a judgment by
Supreme Court Justices Anita
Allen and Jon Isaacs yesterday.
The judges in their ruling,
however, struck out one of the
grounds and several portions of
a list of particulars in Mrs May-
nard-Gibson's petition. In their
ruling yesterday the judges not-
ed firstly that the court had
been presented with two notices
of motion, one filed on Octo-
ber 4 and the other on October
9. The first motion sought to
have Mrs Maynard-Gibson's

petition struck out on the
grounds that it disclosed no rea-
sonable cause of action and the
second notice of motion sought
to have the list of particulars
filed by Mrs Maynard-Gibson
struck out as well. In their ruling
the judges noted that the peti-
tion alleges two grounds, "non-
compliance" under section
79(b) and a "majority of law lul
votes" under section 82(c) of
the Act.
On the grounds of non-com-
pliance with the Parliamentary
Elections Act by election offi-
cials the judgment stated, "The
allegations, which are pleaded,
are not in our view, directed at
the conduct of an election offi-
SEE page 10

Privy Council to sit for

second time in Nassau
Tribune Staff Reporter
HISTORY will once again be made in the Bahamas at the end
of this year when the Law Lords of the Privy Council will sit for i he
second time at the Court of Appeal building in Nassau.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is scheduled to
meet in the Bahamas from December 17 to December 21.
This second visit by the Law Lords of the Privy Council, Awhich
is only the second time in the more than 300-year-old institution's
history that it has sat outside the United Kingdom. It comes one
year after the first history-making visit in December, 2006.
Indira Demeritte-Francis, Registrar of the Court of Appeal.
told The Tribune yesterday that this event is a great honour foi the
As was the case with the 2006 visit, Mrs Demeritte-Francis said
SEE page 10

Bahamas police
force may play
role in David
rape complaint
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force may play a role in the
investigation of a rape com-
plaint against Illusionist David
Copperfield if it is credible.
according to the deputy com-
missioner of police.
Reginald Ferguson spoke to
The Tribune in a telephone
interview yesterday amid world-
wide media coverage of reports
that a Seattle woman has com-
plained to US authorities that
she was allegedly sexually
assaulted by Mr Copperfield in
the Bahamas.
"We don't have any such
reports here in the Bahamas.
No such report was made to the
police in the Bahamas," Mr Fer-
guson emphasized.
"I suspect that in due course
if we have a credible complaint,
there would be in the course of
such ai investigation, there
would be collaboration between
us and them (US officials)," Mr
Ferguson said when asked if US
officials had contacted Bahami-
an police about the complaint.
"As a matter of fact, if this is
the scene of the crime, certain-
ly you would appreciate that
we'll have to play a role in it,"
said Mr Ferguson. "But, at this
point, we do not have any
reports and we have not had
any initiatives in that area at
this time."
Mr Copperfield is the owner
of Musha Cay and three other

SEE page 10

Emerald Bay development

'back on the open market'

-, .

THE PHYSICALLY Challenged Children's Committee Annual Raffle was held at the Mall at Marathon yesterday
where shoppers stopped to purchase tickets.

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Emerald Bay develop-
ment is reportedly back on the
open market, The Tribune has
Last month it was reported
in Tribune Business that the
New York-based Fortress
Investment Group LLC, the
potential buyer of the resort
property, had met with the
prime minister and a deal was
At the time it was reported
that the receivers for the prop-
erty, Wayne Aranha of Price-
waterhouseCoopers (PwC)
and his London based coun-
terpart Russell Downs, had
taken the property off the mar-
However, informant ion
received by The Tribune indi-
cates that the receivers are

'again actively seeking buyers,
and at this stage of o'licitatiin.
there will be no exclusive
The Emerald Bay property,
which contains the Four Sea
sons Hotel, went into receiver-
ship in April of this year after
the ownership company, .
Emerald Bay Resort Holdinge.
defaulted on its loan repay- I
Since then, several reported
deals have fallen through
including offers from Petters',.
Group \\, IdJ. iLd. plus a com-
bined offer from the private
equity arm of Goldman Sachs *0
and Rockpoint.
Earlier this year. Tribuit(
Business reported that a $1l' '
million deal was turned do\\ xi
by the hdtel's owners, for the
development that is said to be
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Grand Bahama student

pens path to Puerto Rico

FERRE Cambridge, a sev-
enth grade student of the
Grand Bahama Catholic
High School, will head to
Puerto Rico this weekend to
represent the Bahamas at the
Caribbean Tourism Confer-
ence's annual essay competi-
The essay competition is
sponsored by Cond6 Nast
Traveler Magazine, and the
event will be held from Octo-
ber 21 to 23.
Students throughout the
Caribbean submit essays on
tourism-related issues.

The best essay from each
country is selected to move
on to the regional competi-
tion, which will take place in
Puerto Rico this year at the
30th Annual Caribbean
Tourism Conference.
Ferre's essay was selected
as the winning Bahamas
entry from a large number
of submissions.
He is a former student of
Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic School and was

graduated on the honour roll
in June, 2007.
The essay competition was
also used as a springboard
for a speech competition
overseen by the Bahamas
Hotel Association and Toast-
masters International, which
was won by Jonnajah Don-
nett Boodle of Saint Francis
de Sales in Abaco.
Second and third place fin-
ishers were David Ferguson
of St Paul's Methodist Col-
lege in Freeport and JoPaul
Asriel Scavella of Bahamas
Academy, respectively.
Finishing second and third
respectively in the essay
competition behind Ferre
were Adrianne Rachae Kel-
ly of Saint Francis de
Sales and Kenan Ugene
Swain of Grand Bahama
This was not Ferre's first
essay competition.
He has been successful in
several other contests.
He was the second place
winner of the 2005/06 Florida
Caribbean Cruise Essay
Competition and his essay
placed second overall in the

The second place prize was
$1,500 and Ferre's school
was also presented with a
cheque for $1,500.
One of his stories, "How
the Lizard Got Its Curly
Tail," was presented to for-
.mer US Ambassador
John Rood on his visit to
Mary Star of the Sea
During his years at Mary
Star, Ferre participated in
numerous activities that ben-
efited the school.
He took part in the
school's choir, on the track
team, and was a participant
in choral and verse speaking
for the National Arts
Festival, among other activi-
Apart from writing, Ferre
loves to read, swim, and
entertain people.
He wants to be a pilot and
an ambassador, representing
his people in a foreign coun-
Ferre is the second child
of Fritzgerald and Shimoon

Ip Poie ri o party makes internatF~ ~KIfi[onal newsI~f

REPORTS about this month's
police raid of the Hard Rock Cafe6 -
where a party for gay, lesbian, bisexu-
al and transgender tourists was being
hosted are spreading throughout the
international media.
Under the headline "Bahamas police
accused of harassing gay tourists",
Europe's largest gay online news ser-
vice Pinknews yesterday.carried an
article on the incident detailing how
the Bahamian police raided the event
1' and allegedly treated the party guests.
I .-\ccording LO reports, police officers'

raided the downtown Nassau restau-
rant on October 6 after a Hard Rock
employee falsely reported that naked
men were present at the party.
The officers arrived at the estab-
lishment at lam in riot gear with video
cameras and closed the party down.
Police said they found a female per-
former dancing in a flesh-coloured
bikini who did not have a necessary
work permit.
The event's oiganisers Ebony
Pyramid Entcrt.iinment claim that
the police officers tailed to identify

themselves and intimidated the
party guests by threatening to arrest
The organizers further allege that
the police refused to let the female
performer put her clothes and called
her a "prostitute" and a "whore".
This month's event was the eighth
time Ebony Pyramid Entertainment
had visited the island of New Provi-
Director General of Tourism Ver-
nice Walkine has written to the organ-
isers of the event expressing the Min-



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istry of Tourism's regret over the inci-
"We are awaiting the police force's
official statement on the matter, but do
however, wish to assure you that the
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation does
not condone discrimination in any
"We can say that our goal, for every
one of the five million people who vis-
it The Bahamas each year is that their
visit with us comfortable enjoyable
and safe. Please accept our regrets,"
her letter read.




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armed robbery

Tribune Freeport
Freeport residents are
expected to be arraigned
in Freeport Magistrate's
Court on Monday in con-
nection with the armed
robbery of two sailors last
week, police say.
. According to reports,
Aaron Bonilla, 27, of the
Philippines, a crew mem-
ber aboard the MY Trans
Cargo 2, and his brother-
in-law Freddie Stanley c/o
the MV Yoko Miko were
at the Garden Barr in the
International Bazaar
around 4am last Saturday.
The men met three
Bahamian women, who
later took them to Xanadu
Beach. It is alleged that
one of the women pulled
out a handgun and
demanded cash.
Bonilla escaped and ran
to the security booth at
Xanadu Beach Hotel and
alerted the police.
Officers later located Mr
Stanley near the Texaco
Service Station in Lewis
He had reportedly been
gun-butted in the head
and robbed of cash.

College to
free public
THE Bahamas Baptist
Community College will
sponsor a free public lec
ture entitled "It still takes
a village to raise a child".
The presenter will be Dr
Rebera Foston, president
of Foston Institute for
Holistic Mentoring.
The event will be held
on Monday, October 24 at
7pm at Superclubs

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Editorial/Letters. .......................................P4
Sports ............................................P1,2,3,4,5
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0 In brief

Man in court
on drug and

James Road man was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on drug
and weapons charges.
Ronald Johnson
appeared before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane.
It is alleged that on
Wednesday October 17,
Johnson was found in pos-
session of four pounds of
Johnson pleaded not
guilty to the charge.
It is also alleged that on
the same day, Johnson was
found in possession of a sil-
ver Smith and Wesson .38
special revolver and 21 live
rounds of .38 ammunition.
Johnson also pleaded not
guilty to those charges.
He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison and is
scheduled to return to
Court on Friday October 26
for a bail hearing.

FOUR persons were
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on drugs
and weapons charges.
Elvardo Curry, 26, of
Plantol Street; Anishka
Cornish, 20, of Dundas
Town Abaco; Devon
Williamson, 25, of Plantol
Street and a 17-year-old
boy appeared before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel at
court eight, Bank Lane.
.It is alleged that on
Wednesday October 17 the
accused were found in pos-
session of six grams of mar-
The accused all pleaded
not guilty to the charge.
It is also alleged that on
the same day, they were
found in possession of a
prohibited weapon, namely
a black tech nine automatic
machine gun.
The accused pleaded not
guilty to this charge.
If was further alleged
that on Wednesday Octo-
ber 17 the accused were
found in possession of 21
live rounds of .9mm ammu-
The accused all pleaded
not guilty to the charge.
The charges also alleged
that the accused were
found in possession of a
black Mack 10 automatic
machine gun and 27 live
rounds of .9 mm ammuni-
The accused pleaded not
guilty to those charges as
They were remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison and
will return to court on Fri-
day October 26 for a bail

Police Force to benefit from

additional $100,000 from US

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force is set to benefit from
$100,000 of additional funding
from the US to support coun-
ternarcotics efforts.
The money will fund the
RBPF's Drug Enforcement
Unit (DEU), facilitating "train-
ing, equipment and support",
and will be administered by the
embassy's Narcotics Affairs Sec-
tion. It will also in part, help
fund that section.
Deputy Prime Minister'Brent
Symonette and Charg6 d'Af-
faires at the US Embassy Dr
Brent Hardt signed a letter of
agreement (LOA) confirming
the endowment made by the
United States Department of
State's Bureau of International
Narcotics and Law Enforce-
ment at the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs yesterday.
The money was hard won, in
view of the US government's
other priorities, such as fight-
ing the burgeoning poppy pro-
duction in Afghanistan, Dr
Hardt said.
Those poppies form the basis
of much of the heroin that is
sold in Europe and the US, pro-

"Funding has fluctuated a bit,
it's been up and down, this
year it's been a little lower
than in years past, but we have
succeeded for subsequent
years in restoring it."

Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy
Dr Brent Hardt

ceeds from which are alleged to
fund terrorism.
"Funding has fluctuated a bit,
it's been up and down, this year
it's been a little lower than in
years past, but we have sUc-
ceeded for subsequent years in
restoring it," he said.
"We want to keep drugs out
of the US, but we also want to
not fuel terrorism," he
Dr Hardt said that a "tag-
team" effort between himself
and Mr Symonette played, a
part in ensuring the funds were
provided this year, along with
provisions "in the pipeline" for
future years, with Mr Symon-
ette making representations to

the US government during a
visit to Washington in June.
However, the amount is still
less than in previous years when
up to half a million has been
provided in one fiscal year.
According to the embassy
official, the latest provision
brings the total amount of funds
provided by the US to $4.2 mil-
lion since the original LOA on
counternarcotics was signed on
September 25, 2001.
Past money has supported the
purchase of fast boats, comput-
er hardware and software, safe-
ty equipment for DEU strike
force members, as well as com-
munications facilities.
The $100,000 provided for in

Man is charged after

allegedly trying to smuggle

Brazilians into Florida

from the Bahamas

Tribune Staff Reporter
A RESIDENT of New Jersey has been arrested and charged in
the US after allegedly trying to smuggle eight Brazilians into Flori-
da from the Bahamas, according to US media reports.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the US district court
in Miami, Darlei Jung, 33 from Newark, NJ, told investigators
that he had taken $2,500 each from the Brazilians in return for fer-
rying them from Nassau to Florida, reported the New Jersey-based
He also admitted to investigators that he had smuggled illegal
aliens into the US on three prior occasions for the same fee, accord-
ing to the complaint. However, it was not clear if this was also from
the Bahamas.
Mr Jung, a former manager of a popular Newark restaurant,
was reportedly apprehended after Customs and Border Patrol
agents stopped the 20-foot speedboat that he was captaining when
they noticed it appeared overloaded with people, according to the
criminal complaint.
The group was made up of six women and two men.
The Department of Homeland security has noted recent varia- imtl 100lisi1
tions in the way in which Brazilians, as well as other South and Cen-
tral Americans, have been attempting to enter the United States.
After the Mexican government started requiring Brazilians seek-
ing to enter that country to carry a visa, the number of Brazilians I
who used the Mexico-US border as their point of entry into the lat-
ter country diminished.
Mr Jung now faces charges of bringing in and harboring aliens,
punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He is due to be arraigned ) j
next Friday according to a spokesman for the West Palm Beach -
Attorney's Office. N 1

the latest LOA will be accom-
panied by US government
donations of more than $4 mil-
lion in boats, equipment and
training to the Defence Force
this fiscal year.
Dr Hardt said that such pro-

visions reflect the "great trust
and wonderful support" the
Bahamas has given the US in
relation to the drug war.
The funding was warmly
accepted by Mr Symonette, who
noted that along side the "cash"
provision, the US has provided
a huge number of "man hours"
to Bahamian forces in terms of
Furthermore, in addition to
assistance in counter-narcotics
activities, the Bahamas has also
co-operated with the US in
counter-terrorism efforts, said
Mr Symonette, including efforts
revolving around the screening
facilities in Freeport, and ensur-
ing that Bahamian registered
ships or those docking in the
Bahamas are not targeted by
terrorists wishing to transport
weapons of mass destruction.
"There's a tremendous
amount of co-operation hap-
pening on a regular basis," he

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IT'S HARD to cut cheaters any slack,
mainly because they ought to know bet-
From the time most children learn to
play hide-and-seek, they're told not to
Even little kids understand that Grand-
ma might give you a mulligan on a dice
roll or your older brother might spot you 10
feet in a footrace to keep things ftin and
get you motivated but giving oneself.
the edge is wrong.
You shouldn't snake an extra $500 bill or
relocate your playing piece to the Board-
walk side when your opponent takes a
Monopoly-marathon potty break, you
shouldn't creatively crease the corners of
the Go Fish deck, and you shouldn't fudge
the score if the other guy has short-term
memory problems.
Children learn early that cheating is a
no-no and a big no-no at that.
1l's a lie meant specifically to beat the
other child, in many cases a good friend,
with an edge that otherwise isn't there.
Cheating should feel uncomfortable and
should spark the kind of "Romper Room"
remorse that prompts a kid to run to Dad
half an hour after she's been put to bed
because of a confession she's just gotta get
off her chest.
Ground me, punish me, whatever just
tell my conscience to back off.
Sometimes it's not so hard to drown out
that pesky conscience and fill the hollow
victories with ego.
But it's a lot harder to forget that the
victory could be fleeting, because some
cheaters do get caught.
Marion Jones, the Olympic track star
who snookered the public into believing
she was the fastest woman in the world,
tearfully apologized for using performance-
enhancing drugs, gave up the five medals
she won at the Sydney Olympics in 2000
and pleaded guilty to lying to federal offi-
cials about doping.
And it's a safe bet to assume that the
only reason she did any of those things is
because she got caught.
There's no doubt Jones trained hard and
was incredibly gifted; she would have been

a name without the extra go-go juice, which
she says wasn't her idea.
But if she added something to her
repertoire, she was cheating, and every
time she whipped through another finish
line with a little help, she was making the
lie bigger.
When she flat out denied doping, it
became a whopper.
Jones' story is complex. According to
Newsweek, there was a suspension because
of a missed random drug test in her teen
years, one that could have led to a four-
year ban that she avoided with the help of
lawyer Johnnie Cochran.
There's the coach she says first gave her
performance enhancers, and the pair of
ex-husbands, each with his own doping
transgression, who she defended.
There's the link to the drug lab raided in
2003, in which she was reportedly exposed
as a client.
There is the fortune she got from race
money and endorsements, the kind of mon-
ey needed to keep the smoke and mirrors
going, or at least to successfully defend the
cheating,.now gone.
There is the rampant performance-drug
culture in professional sports that makes it
S. eem necessary to those who train end-
lessly to get there.
There's a million little pieces of the puz-
zle that the public doesn't know.
And there was that tired, worn-down
look on her tearful face during her public
Trouble is, it wasn't her sense of fair-
ness and sportsmanship that prompted her
apology, guilty plea and the return of the
medals; it was the feds.
Ben Johnson, another fallen Olympic
star, told Canada's globeandmail.com that
admitting the use of steroids unburdens
athletes of the big secret and the constant
Apparently, that's a lesson too many ath-
letes learn when the stakes are a lot higher
than phone restriction.

(This article was written by
Maria Anglin of the San Antonio
Express-News c.2007).

An ounce of

prevention worth

a pound of cure

The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Marion Jones got caught cheating

EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me space in
your paper to say a few words in
reference to the school policing.
In 1986 when I was posted to
the Eight Mile Rock High
School, on the island of Grand
Bahama there was a policeman
attached to that school. At first
I was puzzled as to the reason
for his being there. However,
the reason soon.became very
clear, as days later, the school
was invaded by a group of out-
siders, and they were very loud
and abusive, as they walked
from classroom to classroom,
especially around the tin build-
ings, wreaking havoc. The
policeman was able to assist the
security in clearing the campus
of those persons without inci-
dent. Later, there was another
incident, where a former stu-
dent came on campus with a
gun. Without the assistance of
the stationed policeman who
was fortunately on the campus,
God only knows what would
have happened. Thank God, the
policeman was stationed on
campus.The security officers at
the time were elderly and even
though they tried to keep order
as best they could, it was almost
impossible for them to cover the
entire campus. There was defi-
nitely a lack of manpower.
As I became more familiar
with the schools on Grand
Bahama, I realized there were
policemen also posted at the
Hawksbill High School to assist
in the same manner. There has
always been a shortage of secu-
rity officers and this had given
rise to other incidents that hap-
pened in schools on Grand
Bahama in respect of the secu-
rity officers where the secu-
rity officer at the Bartlette Hill
Primary School was gun butted,
the officer at the Walter Parker
Primary was kidnapped and
locked in the back trunk of his
car, luckily these persons were
able to walk away unharmed.
No one security officer should
have to man a school given the
size of these facilities presently.
On the whole many teachers
here on Grand Bahama have
over the years suffered personal
financial loss as a result of vio-
lence and inappropriate behav-
iour of students and outsiders
on school campuses, eg slashed
tyres, scrapped paint work on
cars, graffiti, loss due to fires on
campuses, physical attacks, and
the list goes on and on.
More recently, in 2003 there
was an attack on the Vice Prin-
cipal of St Georges High School
on Grand Bahama in the

school's office by two men, this
was followed by an attack of the
Senior Master of the C I Gibson
Senior High School in New
Providence. Teachers had had
Teachers on Grand Bahama,
led by their Area Vice President
of the Bahamas Union of
Teachers, Frances Friend, after
having made numerous appeals
to the Ministry of Education for
trained security officers began
a tirade of demonstrations
demanding immediate inter-
vention by the Ministry of Edu-
cation in order to harness the
increasing violence on school
campuses. The teachers at C I
Gibson also joined in the cam-
paign. As often is the case, once
teachers were on the move The
Ministry of Education began to
take notice.
It was after many, many meet-
ings with BUT and MOE and
the police, a decision was made
to engage a director of security
in charge of New Providence
and the family Islands and a
Deputy Director of security in
charge of Grand Bahama. The
understanding was that these
two persons would work hand in
hand with the police in order to
curb the escalating rate of vio-
lence on school campuses by
first of all training the security
officers who were then in place
and seeking to enhance the unit
by employing other trained offi-
The Bahamas Union of
Teachers met many times with
its members and it was the
expressed wish of the member-
ship that, help was sought from
the police department, as they
felt that security officers, were
not in a position to defend them-
selves and school premises, as
their resources were limited.
Therefore members insisted that
in order for persons to work in
an atmosphere of safety and
without fear, that the BUT
request police presence on the
school campuses during the
school day. The then President
of the BUT, Mr Kingsley Black,
heeded the request of the mem-
bership and made the request,
hence policemen were stationed
on school campuses. School
policing was a Bahamas Unions
of Teachers initiative. Not a
political one. It was the right
thing to do at that time and per-
haps still is if what has happened

Invites applications for the following
The successful candidates should have the
following qualifications for their
Respective areas:-

Water Sports Manager
Certified Scuba Diving Instructor
Proficient in Water Sports Medicine
** Qualified in First Aid Instructions
** Fully experienced in basic sea survival procedures
Experienced in the hospitality industry is an asset
Good communication and motivational skills are required.

Executive Chef
** Must have at least five years experience in a similar
position in a Resort Hotel
** Must be a motivator and trainer, with strong
organizational and leadership skills
"* International experience would be an asset
** Formal qualifications and computer skills are

Individuals will be required to live on property.
Both positions would welcome married couples.
Salary will be based on qualifications
and experience.
We offer excellent benefits.

Please send resume to: P.O. Box CB-13005
Fax 242-327-6961

Company Seeks Registered Pharmacist Possessing a Current Bahamian
Pharmacist License
Position Criteria includes (but not limited to) the following...
Registered Pharmacist; to provide oversight of pharmacy operations,
supervision of technicians, management of inventory, enforcement of company
policies and procedures MUST also possess strong communication skills,
excellent customer service skills, honesty as well as a VALID and CURRENT
BAHAMIAN PHARMACIST LICENSE. Must be able to work nights, holidays
and weekends
Please respond electronically by October 22nd, 2007 to: bahamian



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NOTICE is hereby given that MERLENE BEAUBRUN of
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Responsibilities include:
Accounts payable and Receivable
Processing insurance claims
Reviewing and reconciliation of daily cashier reports and deposits
Recording minutes at meetings and producing accurate transcripts
* Carrying out other administrative duties relative to Administrator's
* Maintaining and organizing filing system

Applicant must be:
* Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
* Proficient in Microsoft word, Excel, Quickbooks
* Matured, responsible and accountable
* Able to deal tactfully with customers

Personal Attributes:
* Highly confidential in nature
* Good oral, written and human relations skills
* Excellent work attitude, punctuality and attendance record

Interested persons may submit their resumes in writing along with copies
of their certificates to address below no later than November 9th, 2007:

Human Resources Department
Re: Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box SS-6023
Nassau, Bahamas

recently on school campuses in
New Providence and Grand
Bahama is any semblance of
what is to come. It is important
for all of us to bear in mind that
the public is only aware of the
reported incidents, but what of
the many incidents that do not
reach the press?
Parents, you do have a role
to play, it is your job to ensure
that you are satisfied with the
protection provided for your
child/children while they are at
school. Children from the best
environment with the best home
training with parents who are
advocates of well disciplined
children and society, sometimes
find that their children disap-
point them. Only God is all per-
fect! To you, parents, who are
teaching your children godly val-
ues I say congratulations, con-
tinue to pray for them and their
safety. However once these chil-
dren have been left in the
school's care they become the
responsibility of the administra-
tion and staff. We, as educators,
are responsible for their welfare
and safety under the umbrella of
the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture and
by extension the Government
of the Bahamas.
There is an urgent need for
not only more trained security
officers, but police officers and
more administrators in our larg-
er schools, so that disciplinary
issues can be dealt with in a
more effective and efficient
During the last three years
the decline of violence in our
Junior and Senior High Schools
can be mainly attributed to the
presence of police officers on
their campuses. Their presence
not only served as reassurance
to teachers and students, but as
a deterrent to mischief makers
on and off school campuses.
The BUT, having been the
chief proponent of School Polic-
ing, should in every sense of the
word be the chief supporter of
school policing. Teachers can
only give of their best if they
are working in an atmosphere
that is conducive to teaching and
The atmosphere must be
none threatening, respectful,
and calm.
The safety of all concerned
should be paramount at all
times. Remember that, an ounce
of prevention is worth a pound
of cure.

September, 2007.






o In brief

Puerto Rico's
governor says
probe is political

* SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
nor has accused the FBI of
politically motivated harass-
ment as a corruption probe
into his campaign finances
appears to gather momen-
tum a year before elections
in the U.S. Caribbean terri-
tory, according to Associated
Gov. Anibal Acevedo
Vila, who publicly acknowl-
edged the investigation for
the first time in June, said
U.S. authorities are trying to
intimidate him. As evidence,
he said that authorities are
not probing the campaigns of
other Puerto Rican parties.
"If the U.S. attorney's
office is now the enforcer of
Puerto Rican election laws,
they should do it for all three
parties and all the candi-
dates," Acevedo said Thurs-
day at a news conference.
The probe into his cam-
paign finances, he said, is "a
clear bid to damage me and
the Popular Democratic Par-
He made the comments
after witnesses in a grand
jury investigation told
reporters they had had been
asked about the finances of
Acevedo's 2004 campaign
for governor. Others have
previously said they were
asked about his successful
2000 campaign for resident
commissioner, the island's
nonvoting delegate to Con-
gress. The investigation has
been going on for about two
years and the FBI and Jus-
tice Department have
declined to comment.
"We are not commenting
in order to maintain the puri-
ty of the investigation," Har-
ry Rodriguez, an FBI
spokesman in San Juan, said
Acevedo, whose party
supports maintaining Puerto
Rico's loose commonwealth,
affiliation with the U.S:, has
denied any wrongdoing and
vowed to run for re-election
in November 2008.
His supporters say he is
facing retribution for criticiz-
ing the Justice Department's
efforts to seek the death
penalty for federal crimes
committed in Puerto Rico -
despite local laws banning
capital punishment and his
denunciations of FBI opera-
tions, including a shootout
that killed militant indepen-
dence leader Filiberto Ojeda
Ribs in 2005.
The governor's popularity
had already suffered because
of an economic recession
and anger over a new sales
"This takes away a lot of
confidence in Anibal Aceve-
do Vila, apart from the fact
that he has been a disastrous
executive," said Elias
Sanchez, secretary general of
the main opposition New
Progressive Party, which
wants Puerto Rico to
become the 51st U.S. state.
But the governor's claims
of persecution also resonate
in Puerto Rico, whose resi-
dents are U.S. citizens but
cannot vote for president
and have no vote in Con-

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Fire truck donated two

years ago still not active

Tribune Freeport
fire truck that was donated
to the Fire Department
almost two years ago is still
not on active service in
Grand Bahama.
The truck, which was
donated to the Royal
Bahamas Police Force in
2004, has 6een sitting idle
since its arrival on the island.
A group of local business
persons had made the dona-
tion following a high rise fire
at the Casa Bahama Build-
ing on the Mall.
However, the vehicle was
left to deteriorate at the old
abandoned fire station on
Settler's Way, where it
remained during three hur-
ricanes, exposed to the ele-
ments for over a year.
In April 2006, it was
moved from the old fire sta-
tion site after concerns were
raised regarding the neglect-
ed condition of the truck.
When The Tribune con-
tacted Police on Grand
Bahama on Wednesday to
inquire about the fire truck,
two senior police officials
appeared to know nothing
about it, or where it had
been relocated.
Without a proper ladder
truck in service, firemen are
unable to tackle fires and
carryout of rescues at high-
rise buildings.
It is-believed that the fire
units in service are not able
to deal with fires at build-
ings higher than four stories,
such as the Harbour House

"The citizens of the Grand
Bahama are getting the short
end of the stick. Are we going
to wait form some poor child
to die or some old woman
that can't escape a fire in a
four or five story building?"

Freeport Lawyer Fred Smith

Towers, Lucayan Towers,
the Westin at Our Lucaya,
the Xanadu Beach Resort,
and the old Crown Plaza
The Casa Bahama is the
tallest building on the island.
When fire broke out at the
14 storey apartment complex
in 2004, firemen were unable
to get a unit to fourth floor
to extinguish the flames.
The Grand Bahama Power
Company was called in and
provided bucket trucks so
firemen could extinguish the
fire and rescue a man
trapped in the building.
Although the building
complex has been closed
since the fire, the owners are
in process of major repairs
and renovations.
Freeport Lawyer Fred
Smith that said it is unac-
ceptable that proper fire
equipment is not available
on the island.
"The citizens of the Grand
Bahama are getting the short
end of the stick. Are we
going to wait form some

poor child to die or some old
woman that can't escape a
fire in a four or five story
"I continue to be shocked
at the negligence of the gov-
ernment and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority in
providing modern sufficient
and capable fire fighting ser-
vices for the island of Grand
Bahama," said Mr Smith.
Mr Smith stated that
Freeport is considered to be
the industrial capital of the
Bahamas and should
have access to proper facili-
"It is absolutely unbeliev-
able that there is no fire sta-
tion in Freeport. We need
several fire stations in dif-
ferent residential areas,"
The government says it is
in the process of allocating
suitable land for the con-
struction of a new fire sta-
tion. In the meantime, the
fire station has been tem-
porarily relocated to the
Mobile Division compound
on Shipton Drive.


Tribune Staff Reporter
"My number one vexing
problem is the number of
senseless murders being com-
mitted, my sister being one of
them. I am angry and if I had
my way the killers would not
make it to jail. I say hang them
Miriah, a grieving sister
"I'm vex because some of
these pastors think they live
in a vacuum and no one sees
them when they are (sleeping
with) the young girls and boys
in the church. I am not against
gays but I don't think they,
should force their lifestyles on
no one. It's your business, so
leave it in your home and
(keep) your lifestyle private."
Angry Christian

"I vex because no one
seems to care that we spend
sooo much money to keep our
cars on the road and the roads
are so messed up and I still






23, 24, 25, 26, 27

10A.M. 4P.M.

have to drive on them.
Especially East Street
North, Shirley Street, and all
the others that they indis-
criminately dig up and leave in
a mess, absolutely no regard
for the driving public.
Someone needs to be
accountable for all the

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS and Transport Earl Deveaux (right)
addressed the opening of the Global Environment Facility Meeting
of the Caribbean Constituency and.GEF Country Support Pro-
gramme Sub-Regional Workshop for the Caribbean at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel last week.

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Developers planning

resort in Grenada

pledge to protect

rare bird species

Associated Press
A LUXURY resort developer has hired a biologist to sur-
vey the population of a rare bird species inside a national park
where it plans to build a hotel, according to Associated Press.
The Four Seasons, which has faced opposition from con-
servation groups, said it is dedicated to preserving the Grena-
da dove's habitat in a letter sent earlier this month to the.
Caribbean island's government.
"We are fully committed to the preservation and ongoing
enhancement of the dove sanctuary within the Mount Hart-
man Estate," development director Darren Arekion wrote.
But George Wallace, of the American Bird Conservancy,
said Friday that he worried conservationists will not have an
opportunity to comment on the survey results. '
'The whole process has been less than a transparent one,"
Wallace said.
The government and Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels
Inc. have not reached a final agreement on the project,
according to Jennifer Ellard, an adviser to Grenada's prime
The park is believed to be home to roughly 40 Grenada
doves about a fifth of the birds' global population, accord-
ing to Birdlife International, a U.K.-based alliance of con-
servation organizations.

October Is Misson Month
11:30 am. Speaker

No Evening Service
The Sunshine Circle (Ladies Prayer Grioup)
celebrates their 80th Anniversary at 3:30 pm
/ Bible Class: 945 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:48a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30a.m. EveningService: 7:00 pm.
S*Midweek Service 730 p.m. (Wednesdays) I
SSisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday ofaeach month)


(Sunday School: 10am ,
Preaching 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

Pastor:H. Mills

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are" K
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622 I

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
_w__ mP.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
SPhone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
D 11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Charles Moss
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Mr. Sidney Pinder
7:00PM Regional Service Ebenezer
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Youth Service
7:00PM Regional Service
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
8:00AM Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
11:00AM Rev. William Higgs
7:00PM Regional Service Ebenezer
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Ms. Janice J. Knowles
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Ms. Janice J. Knowles


Nassau Regional Service to celebrate the 300th A anniversary of
Charles Wesley on Sunday October 21.2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Ebenezer Methodist Church.
Nassau Regional Women's Fellowship will be holding a Variety
COncert on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Epworth
Hall, Shirley Street. Proceeds in aid or Outreach Programs.
Donations: $10.4100

grant'o Cokn We hlt *t 0 drct
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Marilyn Tinker
11:00 a.m.Wesley Bell Ringers' Anniversary
7:00 p.m. Service at Ebenezer Methodist Church to celebrate 300th
Anniversary of Charles Wesley's birthday. (No service at Wesley)
"Csin u caresupo Hi, frHecre oru" IPee57

'Living it, loving it'

at RCRA conference

Atlantis to

host 27th



LIVING it, loving it and
ensuring that guests do the
same this will be the pri-
mary focus of this year's 27th
annual National Resort and
Commercial Recreation
Association Conference at
The .event will be held
from November 4 to 7, when
hundreds of resort and com-
mercial industry experts, stu-
dents and university faculty
members will converge on
Paradise Island.
The attendees will share
and devise new ideas and
strategies to improve their
craft of ensuring that guests
have enjoyable and memo-
rable vacation and tecre-
ational experiences.
Headquartered in the
United States, RCRA is a
non-profit organisation
designed to further the resort
and commercial recreation
industries through appropri-
ate services to recreational
and hospitality professionals,
educators and students: and
to increase the profitability
of commercial enterprises
with recreation focus.
Members of the associa-
tion hail from key commer-
cial recreation interest areas
including the inc parks.
hotel/convention centers,
c o n c e s s io n ai r e s ,
travel/tourism resorts, pri-
vate industries, camp-
grounds. vendors, health
clubs, cruise ships and uni-
Participants attending this
year's conference will enjoy
three informative power-
packed day and evening ses-


LISA LINDEN, director of guest activities at Atlantis and incoming president of the National Resort and
Commercial Recreation Association Conference (RCRA) looks forward to this year's 27th conference.
Ms Linden at center is pictured with members of Atlantis' Guest Activities Department.
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Ms Linden at center is pictured with members of Atlantis' Guest Activities Department.

sions while exploring educa-
tional topics including team
building, recipes for staging
successful events, spa man-
agement 101, recreation
super stars open forum,
implementing the carrot cul-
ture, tween activities and a
special job fair information

A major component of this
year's event will be a focus
on reward and recognition
techniques for managers and
human resources profession-
als who will hear from inter-
nationally acclaimed moti-
vation expert Chester Elton
on Sunday. November 4. at
7pm in Grand Ballroom E at
Mr Elton will discuss "The
Carrot Principle." which out-
lines how the best managers
use recognition to engage
their people, retain talent
and accelerate performance.
Elton is a sought after speak-
er and recognition consultant
for Fortune 100 firms: he is

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Come! Join us this Sunrday as we

Connect To God( Tfrougl Prayer


8 30 a m
9 45 am
100 a n,
R 00 a m
6 3) p r

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
SelecT'ive Bible leaching
RoVol Rangers (Boys Clul .4-16 wqs
MrsioneIes IGirls CluD) J-16 vr

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youfih Ministry Meeling
Sunday of 8:30 a m ZNS I TEMPLE TIME

Assembly Of God
Em al vepe btlebsW b w eaglsitm lor

the senior vice president of
the Carrot Culture Group
with the 0 C Tanner Recog-
nition Company.
Lisa Linden, director of
guest activities at Atlantis
and incoming president of
the RCRA commented,
"This year's event will allow
for the exchange of new
ideas and trends among
industry leaders in the resort
and commercial recreation
"This year's event is par-
ticularly special as this is the
first time that the event is
being held outside of the
United States."
Linden added, "The
RCRA annual national con-
ference affords members and
participants the opportunity
to acquire the tools to more
successfully promote their
programmes and services.

develop the management
insight to motivate staff for
peak performance, and
enhance their ability to max-
imise profits without sacri-
ficing quality"

Atlantis' Guest Activities
Department has been a long
standing member of the
RCRA and has received
international recognition for
its specially formulated
recreation programmes
specifically tailored for chil-
dren, teens, and the entire
The resort has been award-
ed RCRA's prestigious Pre-
mier Recreation Operation
Award on three separate
occasions 2000. 2001 and

"How can they hear unless someone tells them?"- Romans 10:14
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Worship Time: 11a.m. & "p.im.
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Worship Time: Ham & 7pmin
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In Days Gone By: Bain Town

and Shirlea by-elections

FEBRUARY 25, 1978 Shirlea MP Sir Roland Symonette, who resigned his seat in December of 1977 to devote more
time to his personal business (centre), is shown wearing a Mexican styled had with Mr Shirlea written on it. BDP leader
J Henry Bostwick (left) is pictured congratulating Sir Roland while supporters look on

1978-- Cecil Wal-
lace-Whitfield; Free
National Movement
leader and loser in
the by-election in
Shirlea, still main-
tains the support of
his followers. From
right: George
Capron, Yvette
Bethel, Wallace-
Whitfield, Patsy
Anderson and
another supporter.

JULY 20 1973 Dr Norman Gay
(2nd front right), PLP candidate
for Bain Town, is shown outside
a Wesley school room which
today served as polling division
number two for the by election.
Flanking Dr Gay are, left, Trans-
port Minster Darrell Rolle and
right. Senator Milo Butler Jr,
wnobe father Sir Milo served as
the district's representative
before his resignation from par-
liament to become governor gen-
eral on Aluoust 1

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Premier Commercial Real Estate
Investment Corporation Limited

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Board of Directors of PREMIER
CORPORATION LIMITED has resolved to declare a dividend
of 40 Cents ($0.40) per share for all shareholders of record as
of the close of business on the 18th day of October, 2007, the
same to be payable on the 25th October, 2007.

All payments shall be made through Moss & Associates, Suite
6, First Commercial Centre, Freeport, Grand Bahama, the
Attorneys for the Company, pursuant to the instructions of the
relevant shareholders on the files of the Company as at the 18'
day of October, 2007.


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Response to Shane Gibson's comments
* THE following is a response to Golden Gates MP Shane Gibson's comments in the House of
Assembly on Wednesday by Kerzner Senior Vice-President Public Affairs Ed Fields

"The One & Only Ocean
Club is accessible to hotel guests
only, other than those non-
guests that have dining reser-
vations either at Dune restau-
rant or at the Courtyard Ter-
race restaurant.
"'The public areas and restau-
rants at the Cove are accessi-
ble to any persons wishing to
dine at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill
restaurant, Sea Glass Lounge
and the Mosaic Buffet Restau-
rant. Reservations are required
at the Mesa Grill but are not
required at Sea Glass Lounge
or Mosaic.
"The Sundry Store and logo
shop "Escape" are also accessi-
ble to the General Public. The
pool decks and guests rooms
are restricted to hotel guests
only. Persons arriving at The
Cove's security gate are
required to identify themselves
and state their intended desti-
"This policy applies to ALL
individuals hotel guests, hotel
executives AND non-residents
alike. There is no discrimina-
tion implied......this is just a
security procedure to validate

the destination of all those vis-
iting the property. In fact, all of
these outlets, especially Mosaic,
have a very strong local follow-
ing, and we are delighted about
"The Ocean Club Estates
Golf Course is open to mem-
bers of the Bahamas Golf Fed-
eration, who must book tee
times. Atlantis Guests desirous
of playing golf at the golf course
must also book tee times. Per,
sons wishing to go to breakfast
or lunch at the Clubhouse must
make reservations. The Club-
house is not open for dinner.
As the golf course and club-
house sit.amidst a private resi-
dential area, security concerns
are an issue and must be moni-
tored. There is NO access poli-
cy based on nationality at any
Kerzner property.
"Access to the restricted
areas at Atlantis, the Cove, Har-
bourside and the One & Only
Ocean Club is based on
whether one is a guest or not.
"We are sure that the thou-
sands of Bahamians who have
checked into, or used our facil-
ities would be as surprised at

Mr. Gibson's comments as we
"Any staff member forward-
ing the position that Mr. Gibson
asserts, is misinformed. As these
persons in question are
unknown to us we can only, yet
again, publicly state our posi-
tion with respect to access, and
we refute any such assertion to
the contrary, which in this
instance seem to have been
relayed to Mr. Gibson by
unidentified sources.
"Finally, while such assertions
have been made in the past, the
evidence that contradicts Mr.
Gibson's comments is obvious
to the many Bahamian families,
groups, charities, schools and
businesses that continue to
enjoy the many amenities that
Atlantis, The Cove, Harbour-
side and The One & Only
Ocean Club offer and which,
we believe, are a source of pride
to Bahamians of from'all sec-
tors of our community."
Senior Vice-President
Public Affairs
Kerzner International



Lot #90-C comprising 21,430 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


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


Lot #90-B comprising 22,376 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.

eral Arthur Han-
na (centre) and
Minister of State
for Youth and
Sports Byran
Woodside (left)
present 25-year-
old psychologist
D. Kyran Turn-
quest the Minis-
ter's Cup Award
at the National
Youth Recogni-
tion Ceremony,
on October 17.


psychologist receives Youth

Minister's Cup Award

Bahamas Information
A NEW Providence school
psychologist received the Min-
ister's Cup from Governor Gen-
eral Arthur Hanna and Minis-
ter of State for Youth and Sports
Byran Woodside, at the Nation-
al Youth Recognition Ceremony
on Wednesday.
Darron Kyran Turnquest
serves as psychologist at St.
Andrews School and is a coun-
selling psychologist at the
Bahamas Crisis Centre. Among
his other posts are Director of
Residential Planning at the
Bahamas Institute of Adolescent
and Child Mental Health and
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
at the College of The Bahamas.
At Acadia University in Nova
Scotia, Canada, Dr Turnqucst
was chairperson of the Students'
Representative Council, vice
president of Student Affairs and
chairperson of the Judicial
Dr Turnquest is a volunteer
with a number of agencies,
including the Bahamas AIDS
Secretariat, and the Bahamas
Family Planning Association. He
is also a Sunday school teacher.
Among.the senior govern-
ment officials attending the cer-
emony were Housing and
National Insurance Minister
Kenneth Russell, State Minister
for Public Utilities Phenton Ney-

mour and Parliamentary
Secretary in the Office of the
Prime Minister in Freeport
Senator Katherine Forbes-
Awards were presented to
several other young Bahamians,
adult stakeholders and organi-
Receiving the Most Distin-
guished Youth Award, for vari-
ous islands, were Kimaley
Thompson (Acklins), Amanda
Sawyer (Abaco), Isheika Cleare
(Andros), Andrea Winder
(Berry Islands), Nannel Bain
(Bimini), Dornella Newbold
(Cat Island), Geron Moss
(Crooked Island), Rebecca
Johnson (Eleuthera), Keniqueca
Armbrister (Exuma), Donald
Thomas (Grand Bahama),
Diverne Ingraham (Inagua),
Jamal Griffin (Mayaguana),
Jade Pratt (New Providence)
and Cresswell Williams (San Sal-
Nivia Smith (Grand Bahama)
received the Pacesetter Award
in Sports and Mario Armbrister
(South Andros) received the
Pacesetter Award for South
Other Pacesetter Award win-
ners were Minister Deno
Cartwright (New
Providence) in Religion,
Mustafa Alibocas (New Provi-
dence) in Business, Jamere
McIntosh (Grand Bahama) in
Education and Chariots of Fire,
and Brigitte Strachan (New

Providence) for the Creative
Nine adult stakeholders
received recognition with the
Governor General's Outstand-
ing Youth Leaders Award. From
New Providence were Barbara
Bethel of the Girls Brigade, Cur-
tis Bryan of the Pathfinders and
Leslie Hutchinson, Youth Min-
istry Coordinator at St. Anselm's
Church. From Grand Bahama
were Ron Dames and Leslie
McDonald while from the Fam-
ily Islands were Lincoln C.
Young (Eleuthera), Colin R.
Ingraham (Inagua), Elemena
Bethel (Eleuthera) and Jason
Roberts (Abaco).
Youth organizations received
special awards, as well. From
New Providence were the Stu-
dent Christian Movement's
"You Gat Issues TV show" and
the Pathfinders Mini Grant Pro-
gramme (Bain and Grants
Town). From Grand Bahama
were Bethel Deliverance Youth
Centre (Eight Mile Rock) and
Rhode Runner Track Club
(High Rock).
From the Family Islands were
Zion Baptist Youth Group
(Abaco) and the Girls Guide
Association (Inagua).
The Outstanding Band
Award went to the South
Eleuthera Marching Band
(Eleuthera) and'the Outstand-
ing Band Director Aiahids went
to Timothy Bailey and Yonel
Justilien (New Providence).

Lot #90-E comprising 16,521 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, 2Q07



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




Govt to continue to make investments in

School of Clinical Medicine and Research

MINISTER of Health and
Social Development Dr
Hubert Minnis said the gov-
ernment will continue to make
"significant" investments in the
University of the West Indies
School of Clinical Medicine
and Research.
He said the administration
will also maintain its financial
commitments to students reg-
istered in the university's med-
ical programmes.
Dr Minnis said the estab-
lishment of the School of Clin-
ical Medicine and Research in
the Bahamas was a "great
milestone" in Bahamian histo-
ry as it had great economic
impact on Bahamian students
who would have otherwise had
to travel abroad to complete
their studies.
He noted that Bahamians
and the "entire region" should
be extremely proud of the
"solid, quality training" the
University 6f the West Indies
has provided to medical stu-
dents over the years, adding
that training has had a posi-
tive impact on the delivery of
healthcare in the Bahamas and
the region.
Dr Minnis was addressing
the School's Renaming Cere-
mony which was held as part
of its 10th anniversary cele-
brations. The School of Clini-
cal Medicine and Research
opened its doors in 1997 as the
Clinical Training Programme,
. "As a former medical stu-
dent of the University of West
Indies, I was pleased when the
Clinical Training Programme
was established here in the
Bahamas," Dr Minnis said. "A
greater part of that joy
stemmed from the fact that
Bahamian students in the final
two years of the medical
school at .the undergraduate
level were able to complete
that training here in the
"This was a great milestone
because it had great economic
impact on those students who
would have had to travel
abroad to complete their stud-
ies along with their families,"
Dr Minnis said.
He said-healthcare officials
in the Bahamas are "particu-
larly pleased" with the success
of the Bahamian programme
thus far. He pointed out that
more than 200 students have
graduated from the pro-
gramme over the past 10 years
- almost half of them Bahami-
The school's current enroll-
ment is just under 100 stu-
dents, including 33 students in
six postgraduate programmes.
Dr Minnis acknowledged
that some persons may ques-
tion the reason for the renam-
ing of a programme that is
working well.
"I wish to dispel that per-
ception, however, because
renaming signifies that a
change has occurred and
indeed it has. The renaming
clearly signifies that we can
expect more from this faculty
and the inclusion of the word
Research is no doubt indica-
tive of what is yet to come,"
he said.
Dr Minnis said the name
change and new thrust is
indicative of the confidence
the University of the West
Indies has in the Bahamas pro-
gramme and its ability to deliv-
er much more in addition to
the quality instruction and
training it has provided over
the past 10 years.
He recalled that in 2006, the
government and the Universi-

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SENIOR GOVERNMENT officials listen to Minister of Health and
Social Development Hubert Minnis' presentation. Pictured, from
left, are Minister of State for Youth and Sports Byran Woodside,
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Develop-
ment Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Edu-
cation, Youth, Sports and Culture Elma Garraway and Minister of
State for Culture Charles Maynard.

ty of the West Indies signed a
new seven-year agreement for
the continuation of clinical
training of medical students.
"I thank the University of
the West Indies for their

investment and confidence in
the programme and look for-
ward to the continuation of the
cordial relationship that is
shared between us," Dr Minnis

Social Develop-
nt Dr Hubert Min-
brought remarks
ing the 10th
iversary renaming
emony for the Uni-
sity of the West
ies School of Medi- '
e and Research.
o present at the ,
nt was Minister of 0
te for Youth and
>rts Byran Wood-
e and Minister of
te for Culture
trles Maynard.

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

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in laillou Dale
Sub-division off Baillou Hill Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence
consisting of 2,000 sq.ft. ,\ith 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living family, dining, kitchen and laundry
rooms. The building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lavn, flowering plants and fruit trees.
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Teldephone

For a)ditio, & qftixi sale cad any oalxr inflation, pea otad..
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

Split Level Commercial Building with
Detached Storage
A- 3,640 sq. ft. split-Level Commercial Building with finish
attic about nine years old, constructed of reinforced eight-inch
concrete block. The ground floor consists of a reception are,
a conference room, two offices, two bathrooms, a kitchen and
a storage room. The first floor holds four executive offices and
one bathroom. The attic comprises one office.
A-756 sq. ft. Detached Storage Building constructed of
reinforced eight-inch concrete block.
For conditions of sale and any other infonnation, please contact:
Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
At: 502-0929 or 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

Special General Meeting
To: All members of The Bahama Islands Resorts &
Casinos Co-operative Credit Union (BIRCCCU) Ltd.
The Eugene Cooper Building, # 9 Village Road.

Please be advised that the Special Meeting of the
Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd. (Previously Paradise Island
Resort & Casino Cooperative Credit Union Ltd.)
previously scheduled for Saturday October 20th,
2007 be held at the Credit Union's premises, #9
Village Road, is now postponed to be held on

Saturday November 3rd, 2007
commencing at 9:00 a.m.

For the following purpose:

To approve the purchase of Office Property in the
West Bay Area of New Providence.

This meeting is in accordance with BIRCCCU's
By-law 29. Please accept our apologies for any
inconvenience caused.



Lot #90-G comprising 18,926 sq.ft. and situated on the western
side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of four-for-hothing 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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Woman pleads not guilty

to possession of drugs

A YOUNG Abaco woman pleaded not guilty to posses-
sion of drugs, which she was accused of concealing in a
packet of clothes for her boyfriend who was in custody.
The court was told that at about 12.15pm Thursday, Vir-
ginia Sheree Sands, 18, of SC Bootle Highway, walked into
the Marsh Harbour Police Station carrying a bag, supposedly
containing clothing and food for her boyfriend, who was in
custody, having earlier been brought down from HM Prison,
Fox Hill, to attend court.
. The court was told that on inspecting the contents of the
bag on the charge room's desk, the station officer discovered
a small quantity of marijuana concealed among the other
As a result, the young woman was arrested, taken into cus-
tody and charged with possession of dangerous drugs.
Appearing in the Abaco Magistrate's Court Friday after-
noon, Miss Sands, who was represented by lawyer Wilbert
Moss, pleaded not guilty to the drug possession charge.
Magistrate Crawford McGee adjourned the case to
December 14 and granted the defendant $500 bail with one
She was also ordered to report to the Marsh Harbour
Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
between 6 pm and 9 pm.

GRAND. BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, ,and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 20TH
day of October, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Freeport, Bahamas.


IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot
of land being by admeasurement 18,155 square feet
situate approximately 163 feet South of the main Public
Road in the Settlement of Port Howe, Cat Island,
Bahamas, and being more particularly bounded on
the South by the Sea and running thereon Seventy
eight and sixty nine hundredths (78.69) feet, on the
East by land now or formerly the property of Wurdell
Sweeting and running thereon Two Hundred and Two
and six hundredths (202.06) feet on the North by land
now or formerly the property of Mildred Pinder and
running thereon Seventy-eight and five hundredths
(78.05) feet and on the West by land now or formerly
the property of Mariam Storr and running thereon Two
Hundred and eight and six hundredths (208.06) feet.



Smith's Bay, Cat Island another Island of the aforesaid
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

The Quieting Titles Act 1959

The Petition of CARL PINDER of the Settlement of
Smith's Bay in the Island of Cat Island, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
respect of;- ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land
being by admeasurement 18,155 square feet situate
approximately 163 feet South of the main Public Road
In the Settlement of Port Howe, Cat Island, Bahamas
and being more particularly bounded on the South by
the Sea and running thereon Seventy eight and sixty
nine hundredths (78.69) feet, on the East by land now or
formerly the property of Wurdell Sweeting and running
thereon Two Hundred and Two and six hundredths
(202.06) feet on the North by land now or formerly
the property of Mildred Pinder and running thereon
Seventy-eight and five hundredths (78.05) feet and on
the west by land now or formerly the property of Mariam
Storr and running thereon Two Hundred and eight
and eight hundredths (208.08) feet which said piece
parcel or tract of land has such shape, size, dimension,
boundaries and positions as are shown on the plan a
copy of which is filed in this action herein and colored
Pink thereon. CARL PINDER claims to be the owner of
the fee simple estate in possession of the tract of land
hereinbefore described free from encumbrances. 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 tract of land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with
the provisions of the said Act. NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that any person having Dower or a Right to
Dower or Adverse claim or a claim not recognized in
the Petition shall on or before the 30th day of November
A.D.,2007 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of his 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 his claim, on or before the 30th day of
NovemberA.D., 2007 will operate as a bar to such claim.
Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at:
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court
2. The Chambers of S.A. HARRIS-SMITH SR. &.CO.,


FROM page one

Longley explained that Sir Eti-
enne founded the charity to
assist children with crippling
conditions arising from polio,
which had ravaged the commu-
nity at that time.
"Sir Etienne was assisted by
several overseas physicians,
together with local medics and
other persons of goodwill," Mr
Longley said. "Over the years,
many dozens of children were
assisted by the committee with
badly needed surgeries, wheel
chairs, braces, prosthesis and
various medical devices."
"Help was provided locally
a'nd overseas," Mr Longley
The committee has an annual
operational budget in excess of
$100,000. The raffle is expected
to raise some 70 to 75 per cent
of that budget, with the remain-
ing funds being donated by indi-
viduals and business donors.
The Children's Committee
has been fortunate over the past
four years, Mr Longley said, to
have received the services of
several international surgeons
who come to the Bahamas and
performed surgeries free of
"Today, they have performed
dozens of surgeries that would
have cost hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars, but the com-
mittee had to expend funds only
for the travel and out-of-pocket
expenses," he said.
The charity has recently
changed its name from the Crip-
pled Children's Committee to
the Physically Challenged Chil-
dren's Committee, acknowl-
edging the broad range of dis-
abilities that face many young
children across the country.
The drawing for the raffle will
take place at Kelly's Home
Centre at the Mall at Marathon
on December 15 at 8pm, and
raffle tickets cost $10.

FROM page one

cial, but at the conduct of voters.
premises, we must strike out the grc
the petition alleging non-compliance
section 79(b) as it discloses no areas
cause of action and is inconsistently
The ruling went on to state, "Th
not however dispose of the petition
are not prepared to dismiss it in I
the allegations in the petition, w
proven, may possibly entitle the pet
to the relief sought on the groun
'majority of lawful votes.'" The pet
not as elegantly drafted as it coulc
been but that is no reason to drive th
tioner from the judgment seat."
In their ruling, the judges state
they had accepted the submissi,
Michael Barnett, counsel for Byran
side, that the particulars filed in para
three and four of Mrs Maynard-Gi
petition constituted an "amendment
facts pleaded in the petition" and
particulars were also struck out.
The judges also noted that obj
had been taken to the fact that the nm

Emerald Bay


development police force

FROM page one FROM page one

worth $320 million.
"If it wasn't for Four Seasons that
development would have fallen through
badly," a source familiar with the devel-
opment said, indicating that the recent
subprime mortgage crisis in the US, and
the subsequent credit crunch, may now
make it more difficult to find buyers for
the property.
Though the hotel is said to be prof-
itable, the inability of the developers to
sell the residential lots in the develop-
ment for the cost desired, is regarded as
a severe limitation for the developers.
The website for the property lists lots
from $900,000 to $4 million.
It is also expected that an additional $7
million will have to be spent to complete
the proposed plans for the 23-acre mari-
The resort has 183 rooms and suites, is
said to employ some 500 staff and fea-
tures an 18-hole Greg Norman Golf
Course, two restaurants, three pools, a
spa, six meeting rooms and a 450-person
capacity meeting room.
The Tribune was unable to reach Mr
Aranha for comment.

islands in the Exuma chain.
A source familiar with Exuma told The Tribune
that Rudder Cut Cay, Lansing Cay and an unnamed
cay were also purchased by Mr Copperfield in addi-
tion to Musha for a reported $50 million.
According to reports on Fox News the woman
alleges that the incident occurred in the Bahamas.
She said she waited until she returned to the US to
inform authorities.
Seattle local police were said to have received
the initial compliant, which has subsequently been
turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI agents raided Mr Copperfield's warehouse in
Las Vegas, on Wednesday. And it has been reported
that $2 million in cash, a computer hard drive and a
memory chip from a digital camera system were
The warehouse is called the International Muse-
um & Library of the Conjuring Arts. Mr Copperfield
reportedly stores memorabilia from around the world
at the warehouse.
Mr Copperfield is a regular performer at the Hol-
lywood Theatre at the MGM Grand casino-hotel in
Las Vegas. MGM Mirage Inc spokesperson Yvette
Monet told Fox News that Mr Copperfield per-
formed two shows Wednesday night, and is next
scheduled to perform in Jakarta, Indonesia.

FROM page one Privv Council

that the Judicial Committee
simply accepted the Bahamas
government's invitation to sit
and hear appeal cases in Nas-
The Registrar said the deci-
sion by the Law Lords to
return to the Bahamas is not
an unusual one as the
precedent for it was already
set by the December 2006
The five Law Lords, who
arrived in the Bahamas last
year, were Senior Law Lord,
Bingham of Cornhill, Lord
Scott of Foscote, Baroness
Hale of Richmond, Lord Car-
swell and Lord Brown of

Last year, then-Attorney
General Alyson Maynard-Gib-
son expressed the hope that the
Privy Council's Judicial Com-
mittee would often repeat its
visit to the Bahamas.
"It is my'humble submission
that the Privy Council's role as
the Bahamas' final appellate
court has had an immeasurable
positive impact on our judicial
"The resulting certainty and
stability brought to our judicial
system by the Privy Council are
acknowledged with thanks and
deeply appreciated. It is hoped
that this special sitting will be a
rewarding experience for all,"

she said
Speaking during the 2006
visit, Lord Bingham of Cornhill
said the unprecedented sitting
in the Bahamas reminds the
people that while the courts are
not the only or even the most
important department of gov-
ernment "they have a crucial
role to play and crucial duties
to perform."
"It is the duty of the court
first of all to interpret and
apply the Constitution of the
Bahamas," he said.
The Judicial Committee of
Her Majesty's Privy Council is
the highest Court for the

Election court go-ahead
of voters alleged not to have qualified to petitioner on October 4 be struck out and
vote in the petition had decreased from 266 that the application to dismiss the petition
to 159 and of that 159, 61 were new names. is refused.
The judges ruled that they could see "no "In the result we order that each party
prejudice" to Mr Woodside from that bear his or her own costs of these applica-
change. "The respondent cannot be said to tion and order the petition, shorn of the
be embarrassed by it in his defense of the offending provisions aforesaid, to proceed
petition, since he has had the advantage of to trial on Monday. October 22, 2007," the
knowing, since the filing of the petition, ruling stated.
the names of at least 98 of the voters chal- Attorneys for the Free National Move-
lenged, when he was only entitled to all of ment's Byran Woodside made their sub-
the particulars the week before the trial," missions earlier this week, seeking to have
the judgment stated. "In the premises we the petition of Mrs Maynard-Gibson struck
refuse to strike out paragraphs one and out. Mrs Maynard-Gibson's petition chal-
two of the petitioner's list of particulars on lenges Mr Woodside's victory in the
the grounds advanced," the judgment stat- Pinewood Gardens constituency.
ed. Mrs Maynard Gibson, Leader of the
Encapsulating their findings the judges Opposition in the Senate, lost her seat by 64
ordered that the grounds under section votes, according to the results of the May 2
79(b) of the Act be struck out with the general election.
effect that the first sentence of paragraph Mrs Maynard-Gibson contends that there
five of the petition and the last three lines were numerous persons who.voted in the
of the paragraph five be struck out. They Pinewood constituency in the May 2
also ordered that paragraphs, three, four general election, who were not eligible to
and five of the list of particulars filed by the vote.

Telephone: 393-8006 OR 393-8225
STORE HOURS: 7:00am 4:00pm Monday Friday Saturday 7:00am 3:00pm



Attorneys for the Petitioner, Mackey & Rosedale
Streets, Deal's Plaza, Suite No.8, P.O. Box N-4255,
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas.
3. The Office of the Commissioner/Administrator at
New Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas.

Dated the 18th day of September A.D., 2007

S.A. Harris-Smith Sr. & CO.
Mackey & Rosedale Streets
P.O. Box N-4255
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

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COB names the second ever

group of President's Scholars

THIS week, the College of l ous extracurricular activities always made sure that her aca-
the Bahanmas named the sec- including the science club, demic life never suffered and
ond ever group of President's where she held the position of it didn't. Crystal graduated
Scholars. president. She also took part from Catholic High School with
The programme holds a in the High School Leader's a cumulative GPA of 3.70 and
highly prestigious position at ,. Programme, the Peer Tutoring eight BGCSE subjects with five
the College of the Bahamas. Initiative and Future Teacher's A and three B grades. Sheval-

"As a highly motivated
group," COB president Janyne
Hodder said, "the scholars
actively seek out opportunities
to serve humanity both on cam-
pus and throughout the com-
munity, proudly taking the
name of the college with them
and indeed they are our ambas-
She said that the programme
falls in line with the college's
initiative to make COB the
institution of first choice for top
students throughout the archi-
The 2007 President's Schol-
ars are: Crystal McCoy, Latoya
Moncur. Lakeisha Moncur,
Kenneth Kerr, Matthew Stra-
chan and Justin McFall.
With all of the scholars hold-
ing cumulative grade point
averages of 3.5 and above, the
students attracted large dona-
tions-for their four-year study at
the college in disciplines such as
tourism management, biology
with chemistry, computer infor-
mation systems and education.
Today, we take a closer look
at each of the winners:

Justin McFall
Justin McFall has a bright
future ahead of him. The vale-
dictorian graduate of Faith
Temple Christian Academy
maintained a cumulative GPA
of 3.61 while balancing both
school work and extra-curricu-
lar activities. -Because of his
academic excellence and strong
leadership skills, the school's
administration selected him to
be a prefect for five of his six
high school years. During high
school, Justin participated in

DONORS POSE with 2007 scholars, from left to right back are: Erica James, Lyford Cay Scholars Associa-
tion; Monique Hinsey, Lyford Cay Foundation; Maureen French, Lyford Cay Foundation; Robert 'Sandy'
Sands, Baha Mar; Darnell Bain, Lyford Cay Scholars Association; Barret McDonald, J S Johnson; Dwight
Cartwright, First Carribean Bank; Peter Goudie, Bahamas Supermarkets. Front row left to right are PSP 2007
inductees: Justin McFall, Crystal McCoy, Latoya Moncur, Lakeisha Moncur, Kenneth Kerr and Matthew Stra-

numerous activities, clubs and
programmes. He represented
his school at the BAISS
Spelling Bee. He was a mem-
ber of the School's Men's Bas-
ketball team and a member of
the School's Key Club, in which
he served as the club's treasur-
er for two years. Justin's chosen
major is biochemistry as he
aspires to become an
orthopaedic/hand surgeon. His
interest in this field of medi-
cine evolved in the ninth grade,
when he suffered a knee injury
while playing basketball. Justin
became aware .of the country's
need of skilled surgeons in this
field. His donor is the Lyford
Cay Scholars Association.
Latoya Moncur
The adjectives well-rounded,

multi-talented, diligent, and
kind-hearted describe a young
lady who allows no obstacles
to hinder her success. Latoya
believes that she can take her
success beyond the sky's limit
for she is certain that whatever
the mind can conceive one can
This salutatorian graduate
.and senior prefect of the Doris
Johnson Senior High School
has shown her expertise in her
school's science club, anchor
club, nursing and teacher cadet
programmes and also the peer
tutoring initiative. A bachelor
of science degree major in bio-
chemistry, Latoya aspires to
become a well-known pediatri-
cian and intends to serve her
country with dignity while
employed at one of the public

health facilities. She said she
hopes to put a smile on each
of her patient's faces. Latoya's
donor is the Lyford Cay Foun-
Lakeisha Moncur
Valedictorian and head girl
of Doris Johnson Senior High
School, Lakeisha Moncur is
determined to succeed. She
graduated with a cumulative
3.5 GPA and successfully
passed 10 BGCSE subjects
with A and B grades. Lakeisha
describes herself as an assidu-
ous, ambitious, sociable and
enthusiastic individual. She
believes that she has the poten-
tial to pursue whatever God
has planned for her life. During
her high school years, Lakeisha
was actively involved in numer-

of the Bahamas. This young
lady hopes to become a certi-
fied pharmacologist. She wants
to help discover new sources
of medication to cure the ill-
nesses that will be suffered by
future generations. Lakeisha's
donor is The Lyford Key Foun-
Kenneth Kerr
If one word were used to
describe Kenneth Kerr, it
would be determined. Kenneth
strives to be the best in every-
thing, always setting out to be
above average. This 2007 dis-
tinction graduate of St
George's High School in Grand
Bahama is truly an example of
hard work. He is the first male
in his family to graduate in the
top five from high school with a
cumulative grade point aver-
age of 3.55 and the first male to
go off to college. It is Kenneth's
goal to be a criminal defence
lawyer and a politician, and to
one day give back to young
men who desire a college edu-
cation but aren't financially
capable. Kenneth credits his
accomplishments to the strong
support of his family. His
intended major at the College
of the Bahamas is history. Ken-
neth's donor is J S Johnson
Company Limited.
Crystal McCoy
A valedictorian of the Grand
Bahama Catholic High School,
Crystal McCoy is determined
to make a difference in her
country. Between The Techni-
cal Cadet Corps Programme
and the Student Christian
Movement, this Debutante Ball
prganiser and Junior Achiever

ues education and says that a
fine education along with excel-
lent manners and most impor-
tantly a good relationship with
God will lead to success in life.
Crystal is a tourism manage-
ment major who desires to
become the first female minis-
ter of tourism.
She believes that by holding
this position she can give a new
look to the industry and broad-
en the average Bahamian's out-
look on tourism. Crystal's
donor is Baha Mar Resorts.

Matthew Strachan
Matthew Strachan is a
focused young man who sets
personal goals and lets nothing
stand in his way. He is an out-
standing graduate of Forest
Heights Academy in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco with a cumu-
lative GPA of 4.0.
Matthew excelled in his
BGCSE' exams receiving six
A grades and several B grades.
A very personable young man,
Matthew has a great sense of
humour and a love for com-
munity spirit.
He demonstrated this by
taking part in many high school
initiatives including Junior
Achievement and Urban
To be one of the best com-
puter programmers of his time,
and an active environmental-
ist are just some of Matthew's
many goals. He hopes to iden-
tify a way to change the way
people treat the environment,
and to give back all he can to
the Bahamas. Mathhew's
donor is the College of-the



Car Show to showcase

new 2008 vehicles

Tribune Freeport
i Reporter
FREEPORT Plans are
underway for this year's annu-
al Car Show, which will show-
case the new 2008 vehicles
available at the three major
auto dealers on Grand
Sarah Kirkby of Barefoot
Marketing said the show,
which is hosted by the New
Car Federation of Grand
Bahama, will be held on
October 27 at the RND Plaza
between 10am and 5pm.
Freeport Jet Wash, Holiday
Auto, and Quality Auto will
display several of their 2008
lines, and offer specials on
various 2007 lines.
"The Federation continues
to strive to make the Car
Show an annual one in Grand
Bahama. They feel it is a great
show of their continued belief
in this market and the event

continues to offer locals the
opportunity to view all of the
islands new cars at one con-
venient location.
"It also means they get a
chance meet with local banks
and insurance companies in
one setting too, saving new
car buyers valuable time and
effort," she said.
Mr Whitfield Bain of Qual-
ity Auto Sales said the com-
pany will be offering several
models from a number of
companies, including Toyota,
Suzuki, Daihatsu and
"Quality Auto plans to
donate $100 from each car
that is purchased at the car
show to the buyer's charity of
choice," he said.
Ms Williams of Holiday
Auto also feels that the com-
munity can benefit from this
"It allows the consumer to
learn more about the cars
available and what goes on in
the different vehicles.

"Holiday Auto intends to
make its mark in the market
with a shift of focus to the
passenger vehicles, rather
than the SUV market," he
Banks that will be partici-
pating this year include: Com-
monwealth Bank, Scotia
Bank, Royal Bank of Cana-
da, Fidelity and First
Caribbean International
Representatives of insur-
ance companies including:
Trinity, Insurance Manage-
ment, J S Johnson, Star Gen-
eral, Colina Imperial and
Caribe Insurance will also be
on hand.
The Furniture Outlet will
feature their newest products
and promote their in-house
finance programme.
Ms Kirkby said Rotarians
and Lion's Club members will
be on hand selling refresh-
ments and snacks, the profits
from which will go to chari-

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THE MINISTRY of Housing and National Insurance awarded outstanding members of the community
who contributed to building the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Programme. On Wednesday, the
Nassau Village branch gathered to showcase the Nassau Village Urban Community Marching Band.
Pictured (1-r): Ella Lewis, Housing Ministry's Urban Renewal director; Sgt Seldin Adderley, RBPF
community band programme co-ordinator and Dr Desiree Cox, Urban Renewal Consultant.

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