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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 10/22/2007
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Ministry planning a


contractors database


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
FOLLOWING accusations of
mismanagement in issuing gov-
ernment building contracts, the
Ministry of Works plans to
increase the level of transparency
in the process by establishing a
new database of competent con-
trictinw. cnmpfniec
MiNnister of W'.rk. :ird Trans-
port Earl Deveaux announced
. t, rd.i. that "in direct response
to the imperfections and glaring
deficiencies" in the process of
selecting contractors for govern-
ment work, his ministry will host
a contractors fair on November
10.
This fair, he said yesterday on
Love97's Jones and Co radio talk
show, was scheduled to take place
today, however, all necessary
preparations for the event had
not yet been completed.


Mr Deveaux explained that his
ministry is aiming to create a
"rotational pool" of contractors
based on their individual level of
competence from which govern-
ment will be able to choose in
future.


SEE page 12


Directive stops work on excavations
for reported buried treasure
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
A DIRECTIVE from the Attorney General's office has stopped all
work on the excavations underway in San Salvador for the reported
buried treasure of the infamous pirate Captain William Kidd.
Sources confirmed yesterday that the excavation site at the aptly
named Fortune Hill, which had been cleared by tractors on the premis-
es, was ordered to be closed until further notice.
A legal source within the Ministry of Legal Affairs confirmed that the
stop order was issued because many things were happening in San Sal-
vador pertaining to the alleged treasure "that should not be hap-
pening".
Prior to.the work stoppage, it is also understood a plane load of
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PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham is all smiles with little Jade Macvean and her mother yesterday at the International Cultural
Festival which took place at the Botanical Gardens over the weekend. SEE PAGES SIX AND SEVEN


PM: Bahamians
must stop
protecting those
involved in crime
By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
BAHAMIANS must stop pro-
tecting and creating excuses for
persons'involved in criminal activ-
ity, Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said over the weekend.
Speaking at the retirement ban-
.quet of Deputy Commissioner
John Rolle, Senior Assistant
Commissioners Allan Gibson and
Reuben Smith, Mr Ingraham said
that the Bahamas needs to devel-
op zero-tolerance on all crime.
"Murder, rapes, .armed rob-
beries and other serious crimes
against the person continue to
shatter the peace of our lives. Sta-
tistics on crime against property
indicate that such incidences also
continue to rise. The fear of crime
is growing.
"Much of the crime creating
SEE page 11


David Copperfield denies

Bahamas rape allegation


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
ILLUSIONIST David Cop-
perfield issued a statement vehe-
mently denying the allegation
that he sexually assaulted a
woman in the Bahamas.
International media last
Wednesday reported that Fed-
eral Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) agents raided Copper-
field's Las Vegas warehouse
after a Seattle woman claimed
she was raped by the 51-year-
old magician while on holiday
in the Bahamas.
Mr Copperfield's lawyer
David Chesnoff said in a state-
ment on the weekend that the
.Ilkg.aiiiL, is "100 per cent false"
and that he and his client deny it
in the strongest possible terms.
"It is important these allega-
tions be put into perspective,"
the statement said.
"An unidentified woman has
made serious allegations against
David Copperfield. Although
authorities have not revealed


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her identity to us, we know
these allegations are false
because David Copperfield has
never forced himself on any-
one."
Mr Chesnoff said that he and
his client are confident the
investigation will conclude
favourably.
Last week deputy commis-
sioner of police RiLein.ld Fer-
guson told The 1,, ic'n, Royal
Bahamas Police Force may play
a role in the investigation into
SEE page 13


Man dies after

Abaco crash
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT The Island of
Abaco recorded its first traffic
fatality for the year on Friday
when a 44-year-old man was
ejected from his vehicle which
overturned two miles north of
Casuarina Point.
Prince Alvin Strachan, a resi-
SEE page 13

Well-known Renaissance
Singers director dies
THE well-known director of
the Renaissance Singers
Pauline Glasby died on
Saturday following a long ill-
ness.
Ms Glasby, Coordinator of
Music and Senior Lecturer at
the College of the Bahamas,
was a native of England who
SEE page 12


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A MAN was rushed to
hospital on the weekend
after sustaining severe
burns to his body when his
house caught on fire.
Anodo Noel, a 32-year-
old occupant of a Cowpen
Road home, sustained first
and second degree burns to
his back and left arm in the
fire and is being treated at
Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal.
Fire Services were called
to the scene of a structural
fire involving a nine-room
single storey wooden house
on Cowpen Road at 3am
on Sunday.
Arriving at around
3.15am, fire fighters met
the building fully engulfed
in flames.
Fire services were able
to extinguish the blaze, but
some parts of the house
had already been complete-
ly destroyed.


Cuba stages
municipal
elections
HAVANA
CUBANS voted for
municipal leaders Sunday,
beginning an election cycle
that will lead to a decision
next year on whether ailing
Fidel Castro will remain
atop the communist-run
island's supreme governing
body, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Some ;7,258 candidates
are vying for 15,236 posi-
tions on municipal assem-
blies nationwide and official
media has said turnout of
over 95 percent of the
island' 8.3 million eligible
voters is expected.
It's the start of a multi-
tiered.process that culmi-
nates with parliamentary
elections next spring. Law-
makers could then decide to
officially replace the ailing
81-year-old Castro with his
brother Raul as head of the
31-member Council of State.
The elder Castro has been
the island's unchallenged
leader since his revolution
toppled dictator Fulgencio
Batista in 1959, and was
named president in 1976. He
has not been seen in public
since undergoing emergency
intestinal surgeries and ced-
ing power to a provisional
government headed by his
brother in July 2006.
"If: my commandant
recovers his health, we will
want him (as president) for-
ever. There's no one like
him,'' said voter Gladys
Veitia, tears welling in her
eyes.
Fidel Castro has looked
lucid in recent state videos,
but also frail and in little.
condition to return to pow-
er. Cuban television report-
ed he cast his ballot around
midday without leaving the
undisclosed location where
he has been recovering for
nearly 15 months.
In a statement signed Sun-
day morning and read on a
later national newscast, Cas-
tro did not mention the elec-
tions. He instead referred to
comments by U.S. officials
that President George W.
Bush plans to announce ini-
tiatives this week aimed at
fostering democratic transi-
tion in Cuba.
"Bush is obsessed with
Cuba," Castro wrote. "Sov-
ereignty is not negotiable.
His brother Raul voted
about two hours earlier at a
polling place near Havana's
sprawling Revolution Plaza.
He chatted with a collection
of children in school uni-


forms and exchanged pleas-
antry with a fev military
leaders who also voted, but
did not address the media.
Authorities will announce
official results late Monday.
Many races feature three or
more candidates, and run-
off elections next week will
decide contests where no
one receives a majority of
votes.

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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribuneinedia.net
QUICK Cell booths seemed
to have been the target of
choice for armed robbers this
weekend, with.two booths being
held up at gunpoint on the same
day.
On Friday at around 9.30amr
an employee of a Quick Cell
Booth located on Prince
Charles Drive was approached
by a man pretending to be a
customer.
The man pulled up to the
booth in a silver coloured Nis-
san Sentra and suddenly pro-
duced a hand gun.
The employee was robbed of
a number of phone cards before
the robber sped off in his vehi-


cle heading west on Prince
Charles Drive.
A few hours after this inci-
dent, at around 2pm on Friday,
a second Quick Cell Booth, this
time on West Bay Street, was
held up by an armed robber.
According to police reports,
a "dark male" armed with a
hand gun demanded cash of the
Quick Cell booth operator.
The suspect also robbed the
employee of phone cards before
he escaped in a gold-coloured
vehicle travelling west on West
Bay Street.
Over the weekend police
were also called to the scene of
a home invasion.
At around 3am on Sunday a
man described as being of
"dark" complexion and approx-
imately 5' 5" tall, wearing dark


YOUNGSTERS FROM Mt Horeb Baptist Church take to the streets yesterday
that took place in Nassau.


gloves and a black tam, entered
a home in southern New Provi-
dence and robbed the occupants
of cash and three cellular
phones.
The robber, who was armed
with a screw driver, then
escaped on foot.
In view of this weekend's inci-
dents of armed robberies police
have once again issued a safety
warning, advising persons shop-
ping or arriving home to have
their keys for their vehicles or
homes readily available to
reduce any delay in entering
either.
"In so doing, one will
decrease the opportunity of
being deprived of personal pos-
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New ethic brings praise to BIS


WE NEVER thought the day would come
when Bahamas Information Services would earn ,
our praise. But at long last that day is here.
It is indeed a pleasure after so many years to
be able to give the bureau a word of praise and
encourage the staff to continue moving from
success to success in an effort to build a news ser-
\ice to make the nation - and the profession of
journalism ---proud. As we say at The Tribune
don't aim small, aim big.
As Sir Etienne often said if you are going to
play the game, work to enter the big league,
don't waste time playing marbles in the back
yard.
For the first time the bureau is headed by an
experienced newsman who understands the dif-
ference between news and history. And he is
fortunate to be supported by a deputy director
who appreciates newspaper deadlines and k nowi\s
Ihat new\. birecIks at the .most inconvenient hours
-- \en alter "pm on Fridays.
In thc past BISt reporters scented to have no
deadlines.. B\ the [line they got around to send-
ing out either a story or photograph. the sub-
ject as histr and history is not what news-
papers are about. Newspapers chase breaking
news
\Ve congratulate Sit Ai thIr Foulkes for shak-
rng up his staff to such an extent that we are
now very aware that some of them are on the job
and pirouLnicg. We hope the lht,; will catch the
enthusiastic ,park and understand what they
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SIL i 1 ., .. . 4.i1tuj.lIt SUj .\)1 L t 1 J..pitI '
Sdui ir th.ir.n Turner, whose rfki-n 1.. many
would do well to emulate. When she is asked
for information, she knows that the information
is wanted now not next week, and not at her
conm cnience. No longer is a BIS official dodging
and -weaving, trying to avoid an answer or protect
some politician.
For the first time in man\ 'ears there is an
atmosphere of professionalism at the bureau.
Our staff were always given the impression
that BIS was ju',t an arm of ZNS, following gov-
ernment officials foot-to-foot and slavishly not-
ing what they had to say.
When we asked our News Editor, Paco
Nunez. his impression of the new BIS. he could-
n't tind enough words of praise. There was a
100 per cent improvement -- the difference
between day and night, he said. From receiving
one story a day from the bureau, he is now receiv-
ing six or seven. All legitimate news. some includ-
ing critical comments that would have been
excised under the former administration lest it
put some government minister under a cloud.
Not so nov. These people are doing the protes-


sion proud not only are they writing objective
stories, they are also turning in features all bet-
ter written. Even the photographs have
improved. For the first time we are seeing a news
team that is proud of its work. One can feel an
enthusiasm among the newly energised staff,
which augurs well for the future.
In 1986 the late Cyril Stevenson wrote an
article in The Tribune exposing the political pres-
sure he was under when he was Government
Information Officer from 1970 to 1985. He was
forced to prostitute the profession.
Under the heading, "A real threat to Press
Freedom," Mr Stevenson wrote:
"'Another shocking example of news sup-
pression has been demonstrated on so many
occasions by the (Pindling) Government's hostile
attitude toward the evening paper, The Tribune,
because of its aggressive policy dealing hon-
ourably with its readers by printing all the news,
suppressing nothing of importance whether or
not such news is highly critical of the Govern-
nient or whether it counters the beliefs or preju-
dices of its owners."
Mr Stevenson said that from his "own knowl-
edge the Government had on many occasions
deliberately withheld Government press releas-
es from the evening newspaper until such infor-
mation had been used by Radio Bahamas, Tele-
vision 13 and The Nassau Guardian. And, in
fact, some of the information was never made
available to The Tribune. Instructions that this
,.should be done came from the highest levels of
Government."
Little of this policy changed over the years.
The only difference is that they are now gone.
The Tribune is still here and we are now dealing
with more enlightened young Bahamians, who do
not like varnished truth. Sir Arthur's aim is to
build a respected news bureau that will provide
the nation with all government's news, using the
most modern techniques to do so.
Today their photos and reports are sent indi-
vidually to each media outlet. In future they will
provide a C-file on which the bureau will post its
complete file of photographs and articles and
the media will be able to plug in and select what-
ever they want to publish. The bureau's infor-
mation also will be available to the public.
Sir Arthur is aiming for the stars. This is what
one would expect. After all he was trained by Sir
Etienne and the old master of the profession
would expect no less.
We are very pleased to have reason to praise
this group of journalists several of them for-
mer Tribune reporters and photographers -
and encourage them to climb the mountain. We
are pleased to praise their success and will expect
great things of them.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

IS THE Bahamas already in a
recession or is there an
inevitable one resulting from
the lack of understanding of the
Hubert Ingraham Government
as to investor confidence and
the impetus investment has on
the economy employment
and purchasing?
It disturbs many that the
Ingraham Government seems
unduly focused on one aspect
somehow to discredit the
previous government in antici-
pation of a new election.
Realise, Prime Minister, that
in the meantime the national
economy is falling too pieces all
around you have you noticed
that in prime retail areas vacant
shop space remains empty even
on Bay Street? Businesses are
already offering pre-thanksgiv-
ing sales!
Not all is your mistake the
cruise arrivals are down because
of that double-counting flap,
however, the Caribbean Cruise
destinations are all facing stiff
competition from the Mediter-
ranean which seems to be the
new cruise destination of choice.
Cruise lines do not like rude-
ness, filthy environment and
crime.
The economic effects on the
majority of the mixed-use pro-
jects has to be worrying to the
developers/investors as they
were relying on that same mar-
ket to support their financing
funding source and the ques-
tion arises will these projects be
delayed or stumble if the sub-
prime mortgage debacle is larg-
er then expected in the US
which regrettably many well
placed financial gurus are now
predicting more than just spec-
ulating.
If running up to and after
Christmas 2007 our Foreign
Currency earnings are low and
there is a further draw-down on
the existing reserves I predict
the Central Bank is going to
have to intervene and we will
see more and more bank
announcements of foreclosures
and the economy's mainstay
construction will come to a
grinding halt and with that a
much higher level of unem-
ployment resulting in more and
more crime. This past seven-
days has witnessed a burst of
armed robberies against indi-
viduals and businesses which
have a negative indication that
this could have already started
and we will see more and more
robberies for the purpose of
acquiring disposable cash and
merchandise that can be sold
for cash. Pride will drive peo-
ple to this to save their material
possessions.
The Governor of The Cen-
tral Bank might be very wise to
restrict local credit card credit, a
total of over $212 million in
credit card debt is an enormous
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rent foreign reserves!
The foreign reserves The
Central Bank recently report-
ed for September 2007 that the
reserves now stood at US$471.3
million down from the high in
May 2007 (election) of
US$690.8 million this is a loss
of over US$219.50 million or
US $54.87 million every 30-
days. This is worrying, editor,
and indicative that the troubles
are already with us.
Even the most pro-Ingraham-
FNM intellectuals are already
making negative comments as
to the course the Ingraham
Government is hell-bent on fol-
lowing. It might be too late by
the time Mr Ingraham wants to
present an interim report on the
financial status to do too much
so my suggestion is obvious -
take the loses whatever they
might be and approve as many


obviously okay investment pro-
posals with the stipulation that
the developer is to start devel-
oping within the shortest period,
no longer than six-months.
The position taken by the
Ingraham government with the
intent to discredit as many
Heads of Agreement and
potential projects as they can
lay their hands on has backfired
and the economy is already suf-
fering. I suspect there is a seri-
ous fear and scepticism amongst
many of the investors who want
to do some positive things here.
Further the ongoing litigative
actions of Attorney Fred Smith
for whatever reason, valid or
otherwise, adds to the growing
list of reasons why one should-
n't invest in The Bahamas.
Hoping a few of those who
sit around the long cabinet table
will understand we are in trou-
ble, may not as yet be a May-
Day status, but, fellas, heading
there very fast.

B FERGUSON
Nassau,
October 12, 2007.


Facing a legal problem

of which crime

may be a symptom

EDITOR, The Tribune.
IF THE information given by Dr Rahming is correct and 62
per cent of the inmates in Fox Hill Prison are on remand, the per-
sons who are spearheading the crime commission will have to
change their focus, because we are facing a legal problem of which
crime may be a symptom. Justice Sawyer may have taken issue with
what the church is doing or not doing, but she failed to mention that
we as a nation do not have the final say in what goes down in our
legal system, and all of the major final decisions have to be deferred
to a body outside of this country. Added to this, the failure of the
last government to make the necessary legal changes has resulted
in a lot of persons "walking" out of prison.
We may want to place restraints on that minority in the school
system who are only "acting out", but we need to look at the data
and not just the. headlines.
When you put all of the data together, you do not have to be a
rocket scientist to understand thairhe revolving doTr that is part
and parcel of the present judiciary is the -n.iin .diuse ov the crime
problem, taken that most of the major incidents of crime are car-
ried out by persons who just happen to be out on bail for similar
offences.
We can lock up persons who are caught with two or more mar-
ijuana cigarettes for up to seven years, but the state of the legal sys-
tem is such that lawyers can find a way to have known felons
walking the streets.
Do the lawyers in this country even comprehend what is going
on? Or, is it that they just don't care? The usual answer is that this
is allowed under the law, but the cries about injustice are getting
louder as career criminals walk in an out of court smiling at the rel-
atives of their victims. We will have to change the old statement that
crime does not pay in the Bahamas, because we are in a quandary
right now as we struggle to get our minds around the possibility that
the real criminals may not be the persons who are carrying the guns
or knives.
Our present problem has more to do with some "learned per-
sons" who should know better, but who choose to take the "low
road". Where that road is leading this nation, God will have to
judge.

EDWARD HUTCHESON
Nassau, .
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* In brief

Annual Global
Leadership
Summit to
take place
next month
RELIGIOUS leaders from
50 nations are expected to
gather in the Bahamas next
month for Dr Myles Munroe's
third annual Global Leader-
ship Summit.
Under the theme "The pri-
ority and power of character
in leadership" this year's sum-
mit will provide an opportuni-
ty for religious leaders, pro-
fessionals, politicians and oth-
ers'to enhance, develop and
sharpen their leadership
skills.
"The Bahamas has not
escaped this global epidemic
of cultures in crisis, as the
competence of leaders from
all spheres of the society has
been called upon to bring res-
olution to crime, violence,
public policy and other social
issues.
"To address such crisis of
character and competence
local and international lead-
ers will gather at the upcom-
ing 2007 global leadership
summit in Nassau," a press
release from the International
Third World Leaders Associ-
ation said.
Founder and president of
the Association, Dr Munroe
said that he expects this year's
event to be the most success-
ful yet.
"The impact of this event
on tourism and the economy
is significant and the nature of
the event is the forum for our
leaders to welcome our many
international delegates and
dignitaries," he said.
The Summit will be held
from November 4 to 8.
Joining Dr Munroe in
speaking at the summit will
be Minister of State of
Finance Zhivargo Laing, BTC
president Leon Williams,
among others.


PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham attended and brought remarks at the Royal Bahamas Police Force retirement
banquet in honour of Deputy Commissioner John Rolle and Sr. Assistant Commissioners Allan Gibson and
Reuben Smith. The event took place Friday evening at the Police Conference Centre, East Street. Pictured from
left: Mr. Reuben Smith, Mr. Allan Gibson, former Prime Minister Perry Christie, Police Commissioner Paul Far-
quharson, Prime Minister Ingraham, Mr. John Rolle and Secretary to the Cabinet Wendall Major.


The PM pays tribute to


retiring police officers


PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham congratulated senior police
force officers at the retirement
banquet for former Deputy Com-
missioner John Rolle, Senior
Assistant Commissioners Allan
Gibson and Reuben Smith over
the weekend.
Mr Ingraham said the three
officers represented 120 years of
service in the great organization.
"This is an auspicious occasion
and one that is worthy of nation-
al recognition. To be an effective
police officer requires courage,
integrity, dedication and com-
mitment. There are few profes-
sions in which one's conduct and
behaviour must always be mani-
festly beyond reproach; policing is
one such profession.
"People expect a high standard
of ethical and moral behaviour
from policemen. Policing-is a spe-
cial profession; it demands a spe-
cial persona. Many are called to
this noble profession, but few are
chosen. From amongst those
selected even fewer finish the
long march to the end of their
policing career," he said.
The Prime Minister added that
each of the three senior officers
who have retired have served
with distinction.
Deputy Commissioner Rolle,
he said,, enlisted in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force 42 years
ago, in 1965, and rose through


the ranks to become Deputy
Commissioner of Police, in 2001.
"Throughout his career the
Deputy Commissioner has been
recognized as a hardworking,
highly intelligent, dedicated and
loyal police officer who con-
tributed significantly to the main-
tenance of law and order through-
out the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas.
"He -has been unflinching iri
the shouldering of very heavy
responsibilities. His extensive
periods of training abroad com-
bined with his experience no
doubt contributed to his success
and to his remarkable leadership
ability."

Enlisted
Senior Assistant Commissioner
(SAC) Gibson enlisted in the
force a year after Deputy Com-
missioner Rolle in 1966 and rose
through the ranks over the past 41
years to become Senior Assistant
Commissioner in March of this
year.'
"He is another seasoned police
officer who gained a wealth of
experience in the area of crime
prevention and detection, having
spent many years with the Crinm-
inal Investigation Department.
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Gibson has been described by his


superiors as a capable, dedicat-
ed, knowledgeable and reliable
officer who went beyond the call
of duty to ensure the fulfilment of
his responsibilities."
Likewise, SAC Smith joined
the Force in 1970, 37 years ago.
He also was promoted to the rank
of SAC this year.
"Senior Assistant Commis-
sioner Smith has been recognized
for being well-rounded in gener-
al policing duties and gifted with
administrative and managerial
skills. He has been described as a
sober-minded, meticulous indi-
vidual who was conscientious in
his dealings and not afraid of
responsibilities. He too was well
trained, both locally and over-
seas, in organizational manage-
ment, and as a result, commanded
several vital areas of the force.
"'Throughout their careers Offi-
cers Rolle, Gibson and Smith
proved to be loyal, dependable
and steadfast in the fulfilment of
their duty and responsibility to
the people of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. These officers
each participated in and con-
tributed to the growth and devel-
opment of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force from the fairly sim-
" pie. colonial ,Force they.joined
decades ago to the computerized
a'idhi;dteasingly technologically
sophisticated Police Force-of a
sovereign Bahamas today."


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IN THE 21st century,
Bahamian women should
have open access to safe and legal
abortions. Abortion, however,
must be seen as a last resort, that
should only be considered condi-
tionally rather than carried out in a
willy-nilly fashion.
According to Colliers Encyclo-
pedia, abortion is the "expulsion or
removal from the uterus of a foetus
before it has attained viability, that
is, before the born infant with
appropriate life support, has
become capable of surviving and
eventually maintaining an inde-
pendent life outside the uterus."
Although our government's'
position on abortion is not explic-
itly defined, most people assume
that abortion is illegal except
in cases where a mother's health
or life is a risk. It is well known
that scores of Bahamian women
with unplanned pregnancies go to
desperate measures to perform an
abortion on themselves or find a
medical practitioner who would
surreptitiously conduct an abor-
tion. I am told that due to the con-
tentious and seemingly illicit nature
of an abortion, doctors risking their
licences carrying out this proce-
dure could charge anywhere from
$200-$500 depending on the stage
of a pregnancy. It is also known
that Bahamian women frequent-
ly travel to the US to have abor-
tions!
To be frank, much of the crime
occurring in our society nowadays
is at the hands of poorly socialized
brutes who were unwanted chil-
dren likely born to teenage or unfit
parents who could not afford an
abortion. Indeed, many of these
errant individuals come from
homes where there was no culture
and they were never taught val-
ues, particularly as their parents
saw/see them as unnecessary bur-
dens and mistakes, and have there-
by rejected them.
While I consider myself to be
pro-choice, in that I believe that a
wonian has a right to individual
liberty and reproductive freedom,
I am opposed to the notion that
abortion should occur every time a
woman gets pregnant or should
serve as an excuse for licentious-
ness.
In addition to advocating for
women's reproductive rights, I
believe that in a developing coun-
try such as the Bahamas, citizens
should have comprehensive access
to sex education, that contracep-
tives such as the morning after pill


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should be readily available, and
that women should be legally pro-
tected from any form of forced
abortions.
In Bahamian society, whether
legal or not, abortions will happen.
With this in mind, we must become
conscious that an abortion carried
out under medically sound condi-
tions is safer than an abortion done
in a dark alley or some shadowy
backroom without medical over-
sight! It is widely known that due
to seeming restrictions and the
stigmatization associated with hav-
ing an abortion, many Bahamian
women have used homemade
methods such as drinking "hot
Guinness", beating themselves on
the abdomen with a "cold" hanger,
drinking bitters and salt water, etc.
While I support a woman's right
to choose, it is my belief that abor-
tions should only be considered in
instances in which a woman is
raped; when her life or the life of
the foetus is at risk due to health
concerns; when contraceptives
have proven futile; to terminate
teenage pregnancies and to abort
pregnancies in cases when a
woman feels she's unable to raise a
child.
Many countries throughout the
developed world have legalised
abortion. The Bahamas, I feel,
should follow suit in its push to
enter the stratosphere of the devel-
oped countries. In the US, for
example, the landmark 1973
case-Roe v. Wade-led to the
decriminalization of abortion by
that nation's Supreme Court after
a woman challenged the Texas
laws that classified an abortion as a
criminal offence. European coun-
tries such as the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Belgium, Por-
tugal, Italy, Spain and Poland have
not only recognized abortion by
legalizing it, but have also actively
promoted sex education.
In late 2006, the Food and Drug
Administration (US) approved the
over-the-counter use of the "morn-
ing after" (Plan B) pill, which per-
mits women (18 or older) to pur-
chase the emergency contracep-
tive after a night of unprotected
sex. As was expected, the usual
suspects-the vocal-when-conve-
nient Bahamas Christian Coun-
cil-immediately flew into action,
arguing that Bahamian women
should not have this choice. The
BCC vowed to fight any law that


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proposed to make the Plan B pill
available-over the counter-in
local pharmacies. The BCC admin-
istrative assistant, (B Moss, told
the Guardian that the council
stood firmly against any kind of
abortion.
How can the BCC, with their
very own moral dilemmas, argue
that women in a democratic nation
such as the Bahamas cannot have
access to a contraceptive? Why is it
that the BCC speedily and oppor-
tunely seems to find its voice only
when issues such as abortion or
homosexuality arise? It is phony
and patently hypocritical that this
group of religious men can sound
off about the aforementioned top-
ics, but seem to be mum and blind
to the reality of our chaotic, crime-
riddled society and the immoral
lifestyles (eg sweethearting) that
sometimes surface within their own
ranks. Really, let's open Pando-
ra's Box that not only highlights
the woes of our society, but also
the immorality plaguing the church
and its myriad self-appointed rev-
erend doctors, apostles, prophets,
presidents and first ladies, etcetera!
In August this year, the ".moral
legislators" at the BCC were joined
in their opposition to abortion by
none other than former Works
Minister Bradley Roberts who
exuded an air of sanctimony in his
condemnation of abortion. Mr
Roberts claimed that little was
being done by the church to stem
the number of Bahamian women
who had abortions. He appealed to
the church to actively bring to the
country's attention the belief that
abortions are "morally wrong."
"We abhor 50 people being
murdered so far for the year," he
said. "But we remain silent and
appear to be content when murder
is being carried out the clinical way
at an alarming rate in our coun-
try, in our health care facilities."
As it relates to a woman's right
to choose, in a true democracy, we
must advocate tolerance although
we may disagree with a person's
choice. When it comes to abortion
a woman must be free to make
choices-of course, all within rea-
son!
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The Caribbean and



Europe: On the brink


* By SIR RONALD SANDERS
(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat)
IT APPEARS that the Euro-
pean Union (EU) has dropped its
threats to end preferential market
access for 78 African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) if they do not
conclude Economic Partnership
Agreements (EPAs), including ser-
vices by the end of the year.
Several reports from Brussels,
where the European Commission
is headquartered, suggest that the
EU would now be content to limit
agreements to trade in goods with
other issues to be built into the
treaties for later negotiation.
This would get the EU and the
ACP over the hurdle of having to
complete agreements that are com-
patible with rules of the World
Trade Organisation (WTO) by
December 31st when a waiver of
the existing trade regime between
the EU and ACP runs out.
Negotiations between the EU
and the six groups within the ACP
have proven to be difficult.
The greatest difficulties have
come from the EU's insistence on
ACP countries opening up their
economies to EU service compa-
nies and investment.
On the services aspect, many
ACP countries fear that their local
businesses will be pushed out of
their own domestic markets by EU
companies with deeper pockets. In
addition, the ACP countries are
keenly aware that whatever they
agree with the EU will be used as a
standard by other countries with
whom they negotiate trade and
investment arrangements. There-
fore, local ACP businesses would
eventually face competition not only
from EU companies but others as
well.
And while most ACP countries
welcome foreign investment, they
want to preserve some areas of the
economy for local entrepreneurs to
establish and grow.
The issue is less about permitting
foreign investment for which many
countries have granted attractive
incentives; it is more about trying to
preserve space for domestic com-
panies to operate successfully.
The inclusion of these items on
the agenda of the EPAs especial-
ly a right for EU companies to get
ACP government contracts pre-
empts global negotiations under the
WTO where agreement has so far
been elusive.
Many ACP countries do not
want to concede to the EU what
has not been achieved in global
trade negotiations.
Now that the EU will no longer
insist that the EPAs by year-end
should cover services and liberalise
rules for investment and govern-
ment procurement, interim agree-
ments-that are WTO compatible
appear possible with many if not all
the ACP states.
By all accounts it looks as if, of
the three regions, the Caribbean is


most likely to reach a comprehen-
sive agreement with the EU.
While all the terms of what has
been agreed and what is still being
negotiated are not widely known,
the Caribbean Regional Negotiating
Machinery (CRNM) has clearly
indicated that, on the issue of giving
market access to the EU, the region
can table a WTO-compatible offer
that protects sensitive areas through
a long exclusion list with phasing-in
periods of up to 25 years.
It is understood that the EU has
also agreed to a specific allocation of
33 million euros to help the
Caribbean with the implementation
of the terms of the EPA, This is
said to be in addition to an alloca-
tion for EPA implementation that
exists in an allocation from the
European Development Fund.
Even though the monies are not
earth shattering, they are, at least, a
demonstration of a willingness by
the EU to recognize that the EPAs
will cause dislocation in Caribbean
economies for which they will need
real help if they are to cushion the
blows.'
The tragedy of these negotia-
tions is two fold: in general terms, it
remains a severe disadvantage to
the ACP countries that they did not
enter these negotiations as one unit
as they did in the past when they
negotiated the Lom6 Convention
and then the Cotonou agreement
with the EU.
Had they done so, they would
have been stronger and better able
to bargain for better terms. They
were fortunate that powerful non-
governmental organizations in
Europe fought their cause and made
it a political issue in many key Euro-
pean capitals causing the EU Com-
missioners to retreat from stridency.
Of course, getting the ACP
countries to agree on a set of pro-
posals would not have been easy.
There are varying requirements in
each region and even in smaller
groups within the regions. But with-
in that "variable geometry", it
would still have been possible to
advance proposals to the EU that
took account of the need for coun-
tries to be categorised differently.
The second tragedy of the nego-
tiations in strictly Caribbean terms
has been the paucity of public dis-
cussion of the issues surrounding
the EPAs, the failure of the private
sector and other public institutions.
such as the region's universities, to
seek meaningful participation in
them, and the lack of greater
empowerment of the CRNM.
Apart from the Caribbean
Hotels Association, few other pri-
vate sector organizations have
sought to engage their governments
or the EU directly in discussion of
the EPAs. The one country that
has been an exception to this rule is
the Dominican Republic whose pri-
vate sector, it is reported, has par-
ticipated in large numbers and tak-
en full advantage of the access to
the negotiations given to them by
their government.
As for the CRNM, its represen-
tatives have been negotiating with


* SIR Ronald Sanders


the European Commission (EC).
The difference between these two
bodies is that the EC is an institution
of the EU fully and legally empow-
ered to negotiate on behalf of all
the EU member states on a man-
date give to them by a Council of
Ministers. The Conmmnissioners have
real authority. The CRNM, on the
other hand, does not even have a
legal identity.
Brought into being to negotiate
in three sets of hazardous trade the-
atres (the EU. the WTO and the
Free Trade of Americas Area), the
CRNM has struggled to pull
Caribbean states together and to
get them to agree on common nego-
tiating positions. This has not been
easy: It has also struggled to secure
funding for its work from within the
region, and such external funding
as it has received has been adverse-
ly affected by its lack of a legal iden-
tity. Within the WTO it has no for-
mal recognition.
The CRNM has done well to be
on the brink of an agreement with
the EU that would give the
Caribbean continued market access
to Europe on terms better than the
EU's generalised system of prefer-
ences which all developing coun-
tries get and would, therefore, give
the Caribbean no advantage.
The question is: could the
CRNM have done better had it
been part of a Caribbean Commis-
sion empowered by regional treaty
and the national law of its member
states? In other words, the equal of
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and feeding our fears is being
committed by individuals known
to their victims that is by fami-
i[v members and close associates.
A disturbing number of the per.
petrators of serious crime are
young men, sonime still in school.
And. some young females are also
involved in the violence; in some
cases they have proven to be the
instigators of violence.
"I take this opportunity to
endorse the message of the police
to the public: We must stop pro-
tecting criminals; we must stop
making excuses for those involved
in crime. Indeed, we need to
develop a zero-tolerance level for
crime, all crime, including petty
crime," he said.


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FROM page eight
necessary government agencies
and the whole community.
Throughout Nassau. seeing a
homeless person pushing a trolley
or walking the street in dirty
clothes has become a regular spec-
tacle on almost every street cor-
ner. In many instances, many of
the vagabonds creeping about the
streets are "coke and dope heads"
whose drug use caused them their
jobs, families and friends.
On several occasions, I have
found myself being hassled for a
quarter at a gas station or while
waiting on a street light. I recall
an incident when I gave a beggar
75 cents only to hear him demand
more and subsequently cuss me
when I refused. I am aware that
in many instances, the money
donated to street beggars are used
to acquire drugs!
The level of poverty, homeless-
ness and unemployment in the
Bahamas is astounding. It appears
that there is little to no social secu-
rity measures put in place to assist
the poor people calling our streets
"home."
As the number of drifters on
our streets grows, I feel urged to
call on families to intervene and
rescue their loved ones from their
destitute lifestyles. It might be a
stretch of the imagination, but both
the government and the private
sector can initiate job fairs target-
ing the poor and impoverished,
even if it means offering menial
jobs such as picking up and recy-
cling bottles from the roadsides.
Homelessness is a social crisis
in this country and needs to be
forthrightly addressed!


PM on crime
However. good policing prac,
tices alone will not and cannot
solve the country's crime prob-
lCin, Mr Ingrahali said.
'That requires vigilance and a
commitment by all of us to join
the fight on many fronts, begin-
ning in the home and including
our neighborhoods, our schools,
our churches and our civic groups.
I know that all of you in this room
agree that too many of our young
people find themselves in police
holding cells and then before our
courts. Too many of our young
people are, for cause, going to jail.
"And too many young, non-vio-
lent offenders become repeat, and
then violent offenders. Crime has
proven to be a many-sided mon--


ster. We are therefore imple-
menting a multi-faceted response:
supporting our police; improving
our anti-crime legislation; provid-
ing the required support to
increase the efficiency and effec-
tiveness of the judicial service;
expanding anti-crime education
programmes in our schools and
in our communities; and promot.-
ing tolerance and non-violence in
conflict resolution.
"The success of any programme
requires the participation of the
people. And so', while recogniz-
ing the contribution of veteran
law enforcement officers as they
move into another chapter of their
lives, I invite all Bahamians first
and foremost to support our
police and to support anti-crime
efforts and initiatives in our com-
munity," he said.


A number of families are laying
claim to the land in question. It is
believed that these individuals
stand to inherit a substantial
amount of money if what is
believed to be in the ground is
exhumed by the archeologists who
are now on the island. '
One family in particular, it is
understood, has hired and flown a
lawyer to San Salvador to protect
"their interests" This particular
family, it was claimed, has also
hired "four archeologists" who arc
still presently on the island.
"For the kind of activity and
money that is being pumped into
this, there has to be something in
that hole," another source added.
"When that gold comes out of
that hole, no one will know," was
the pessimistic view of another
resident.


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For several weeks, management of Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has watched as
members of both of our unions demonstrated outside of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) building. Thus far, we have chosen not to comment on these activities because we feel
that contractual issues are best discussed directly between the parties at the negotiating table
rather than in a public arena.

We have decided to come forward publicly to dispel misrepresentation made by the Unions.

The compensation packages currently enjoyed.at GBPC are among the best in the Bahamas.
In addition to salaries, which are at or above market, the company provides the following
benefits:

* Christmas bonus
* Performance bonus
* Pension Plan (100% contributed by GBPC)
* Medical Insurance (65% paid by GBPC)
* Paid vacations of four (4) weeks after only five years of service
* Savings Plan (company matches 75% of employee contribution)
* Tuition contribution for children of employees between the ages of 4-18 years of age
(55%)
Uniform and book allowance of $200.00 per child
Discount on the employee's residential power (25%)

Following is a sumnrary of the status of negotiations to date for each union:

Commonwealth Electrical Worker's Union (CEWU)
Much progress has been made in our negotiations since April, 2005. The remaining issues of
contention are:
Compensation and retro-activity:
The company has provided its last, best and final offer of increasing salaries by 31%
oYverfinYeyears. This includes a lump sum payment of 12% to address the issue of retro-
activity, a 5% salary increase, the month following signing.. a 3% salary increase in April,
2008 and a 4%, 3% & 4% salary increase in the following 3 years. We firmly believe that
this offer is very attractive.


* Buy-out settlement
The CEWU is of the opinion that due to the recent change in ownership of GBPC that
they are entitled to a lump-sum payment and the option to remain in the company with all
benefits intact.

GBPC disagrees with the Union's position. There has been no change, whatsoever, in
terms and conditions of employment. Unlike the Royal Oasis, where the company closed,
and Batelco, where employees were laid off, operations at GBPC continue as usual.

Marubeni and Mirant have made it very clear that a "Sales Purchase Buyout Agreement"
does not apply because this is a sales purchase of shares of Mirant Caribbean Holdings.
As such Grand Bahama Power employees are protected under all agreements before,
during and after August 8, 2007 (the shares sale date) and have experienced no change in
employment terms.

With respect to Employees wishing to separate from the Company, there is already an
Agreement in place that the Company will adhere to on a case by case basis. At this time,
the Company has no plans to sever any Employee.

Bahamas Industrial and Engineers, Managers, and Supervisory Union (BIEMSU)
Our Negotiations with B1EMSLU began in June of 2005 and lasted through September of that
year at which point BIEMSU ceased negotiations. Subsequent invitations in October 2005
and February 2006 were ignored. We again requested a meeting in May 2006 and in a written
response the Union stated they would be re-evaluating the entire process and did not return to
the negotiating table. Again in December 2006 and May 2007, a verbal invitation was extended
from the GBPC President and CEO to the Union to meet to progress the negotiations.

No further communication was received from BIEMSU until a letter from their attorney dated
September 24, 2007 requested a "Settlement/Buy-Out of Collective Bargaining Agreement".
BIEMSU has asked GBPC for "Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000.00), exclusive of all
benefits, legal claims, savings plan, pension and time-in-lieu, etc., which shall only cover the
exposure for some twenty-seven (27) members." Management of GBPC has no desire to buy
out employees' contractual agreement and have responded in writing stating that there was no
basis for such a claim based on ownership change at the parent company level.

Throughout all, Grand Bahama Power Company has been and is quietly and diligently Nworking
to improve the quality of service to our customers at the lowest possible cost. We recognize
that higher costs of producing electricity (labor or material) may result in higher prices to our
customers, the people of Grand Bahama Island. We will always endeavor to strike a balance
between all our stakeholders which include employees, shareholders, and customers. The
Management of Grand Bahana Power Company is commnunitted to negotiating in good faith. It
is our sincere desire to reach settlements with both unions and continue to focus on sen ing oou
customers in the best possible manner.


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dynamite had been flown to the
island to aid in the excavation of to hold a
the treasure --- which one initial resident
archeologist has earmarked at It was
close to $4 billion, dents w
However, to date, none of the ond conm
residents of San Salvador know to begin
exactly what has caught the atten- es" at Fo
tion of so many archeologists who were not
have travelled to the island and the seco
set up residence. Also,
Throughout the island, rumours warned
of gold, rubies, diamonds, sap- removed
phires, and other precious stones ernment
continue to capture the imagina- of findir
tion of one and all. "So if
Last week, The Tribune report- company
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ipany had been registered
excavations and "search-
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nd company were.
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The minister said that his min-
istry envisions that government
will be able to look at all the con-
tractors in the database and select
a contractor according to exact
criteria, including expertise and
price.
"Each time an opportunity aris-
es and you're going for bid, you
pick 10 (for example) out of that
pool," he said.
This process would be one of
selective bidding as opposed to
competitive bidding which is usu-
ally used, he said.
"Selective bidding adds trans-
parency to negotiated contracts. If
you do open bidding chances are
that 50 people will bid on a pro-
ject and when you are finished


Bidding
eliminating who did it right who
did it wrong you may end up with
10t (contractors) and you waste
the time you thought you had
saved," he said.
A new database, Mr Deveaux
said, should also include infor-
mation about the quality of work
the individual contracting
companies offered on other pro-
jects.
However, for accurate infor-
mation on the quality of work to
be collected, a process of fair eval-
uation is first needed, he added.
Yesterday's announcement by
Mr Deveaux comes after the
Opposition hit out at the govern-
ment, accusing the Works Minis-
ter of allowing political patron-


age to play a role in the decision
to award certain school repair
contracts.
Former. Works Minister
Bradley Roberts criticised Mr
Deveaux for giving a repair con-
tract to the Mal Jack Construc-
tion Company, which he indicat-
ed had bungled the construction
of the Garvin Tynes Primary
School.
However, Minister Deveaux
yesterday reiterated his claim that
the former PLP administration
had discriminated against Mal
Jack and other contractors for the
past five years.
Mr Deveaux also said the FNM
government was well aware of
and acknowledged Mal Jack's
previous shortcomings, but decid-
ed to give the company a second
chance.


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007, PAGE 13


FROM page one


the rape complaint if contacted.
"I suspect that in due course
if we have a credible com-
plaint, there would be in the
course of such an investigation,
,there would be collaboration
between us and them (US offi-
cials)." Mr Ferguson said when
asked if US officials had con-
tacted Bahamian police about
the complaint.
"As a matter of fact, if this
is the scene of the crime, cer-
tainly you would appreciate
that we'll have to play a role
in it. But, at this point, we do
not have any reports and we
have not had any initiatives in
that area at this time;" he said.
The woman making the alle-
gations against Copperfield did
not report the rape in the
Bahamas and did not go to the
police until she returned home
to Seattle, Washington.
The case was then turned
over to the FBI, who carried
out searches of Copperfield's
warehouse known as Interna-
tional Museum and Library of
the Conjuring Arts and at the
MGM Grand Hotel in Las


Man dies

FROM page one

dent of Palm Shores, sustained
severe multiple injuries and died
around llpm at the Marsh Har-
bour Clinic.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, said the acci-
dent is believed to have occurred
around 5.15pm, but was not dis-
covered until-three hours later
around 8.15pm.
According to reports, Strachan.
was heading home in his black
Suzuki pick-up truck, license No.
4769, south on Ernest Dean High-
way.
He lost control of the vehicle
and skidded off the road about
two miles north of Casuarina
Point. The vehicle overturned
several times. As it rolled he was
thrown into bushes off the eastern
side of the highway.
"When the vehicle finally came
to a stop," said Supt Rahming,
"it was totally demolished."
Supt Rahming said Traffic
police believe that excessive
speed and a possible blown tyre
may have contributed to the acci-
dent.
He appealed to motorists, par-
ticularly in the Northern
Bahamas, to obey the speed lim-


David Copperfield


Vegas where the niagician is
one of the reiCulai headline
entertainers.
UIS iedilia last\ week report-
ed that the [Fl l idl allegedly
sCeizedl altnosi $2' million in cash
f'ronl the \\liehouse. Ilowever,
federal agents have since
denied these reports, stating
that "no curllienllC' \\Nas se/Sced
during out illnvestigatting activi-


ty in Las Vegas."
Mr Copperfield, a world
I'faiolts magician who was once
engaged to supCernodel Clau-
dia Schifl'Cer, owns extensive
property in the Bahamas,
including the private island of
Musha Cay.
He is also said to own Rud-
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another unnamed cca.


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Collins Avenue and Shirley Street, Nas-
sau, on Thursday, 18th October, 2007.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband,
Nathaniel H. Rogers; sons, Nathaniel Jr.,
William and Frederick Rogers; grandsons,
Jonathan, William, Brad, David, Steven,
Frederick and Thomas Rogers, grand-
daughter, Amy Rogers; nine great grand-
children the last of the Village Road Clar-
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Instead of flowers the family request that
donations be sent to St. Andrews Pres-
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Jamaica minister inspects rice fields in Guyana after trade dispute


* GEORGETOWN, Guyana
A JAMAICAN trade official
on Sunday toured Guyanese rice
fields and processing factories
to ensure the South American
country was capable of meeting
the large majority of the island's


grain needs, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
The visit by Jamaica's minis-
ter of state for commerce,
Michael Stern, follows a recent
vow by Guyana to block
attempts by Kingston to pur-
chase 4,000 tons (3,630 metric


tons) of rice from I I.S. farmers
in 1 .ouisiana,
"\'c are trying to ensure that
the first market that we gel sup-
plies from al nil Iimes is
Guyana," Stern said. "Jainaica is
committed to buying from
Giuvana, but we n\ied more rice


alt this time."''
Guyana's agriculture minis-
ter, Robert Persaud, has argued
that if Jamaica needs more rice,
it should buy the grain from oth-
er members of the Caribbean
( community, not from the Unit-
ed States. Persaud said Guyana
can meet more than 80 percent
of Jamaica's annual rice demand
of 80,000 tons (72,575 metric
tons).
The two Caribbean Commu-
nity nations held trade discus-
sions on the issue during a
regional meeting in Jamaica ear-
lier this month. Jamaica blamed
unreliable supply from Guyana
for its preference to import
some rice from the U.S.


Two men plead guilty in Colonallian terror case


* MIAMI
TWO men pleaded guilty in fed-
eral court to conspiring to provide
support to a C(olombian terror
group, an attorney for one of the
defendants said Sunday, according
to Associated press.
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Alfredo Daza Morales. 47. of Bogo-
ta, Colombia. Morales and Julio
Cesar Lopez, 62, of Caracas,
Venezuela, pleaded guilty last week
to conspiring to supply money,
weapons and resources to the Rev-
olutionary Armed Forces of Colom-
bia, or FARC, a designated terror-
ist organization, according to court
documents and federal authorities.


Casuso said the plea could bring
his client a maximum of 15 years in
prison. However, he said the sen-
tence would likely be closer to 30
months.
Lopez and Morales vere among
a group of 10 people who collabo-
rated with U.S. government infor-
mants posing as FARC operatives,
authorities said. The suspects are
accused of trying to smuggle the
undercover agents posing as FARC
members into the U.S. to finance
the terror group, Justice Depart-
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BAIC launches

ag oindus tr ial
agro- ,,str




park in Hatchet



Bay, Eleuthera %,


By GLADSTONE
THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services
HATCHET BAY,
ELEUTHERA The
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation
(BAIC) launched an agro-
industrial park on its 3,000-
acre property in Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera.
BAIC executive chairman
Edison Key told a public
meeting there Friday, "We
endeavour to make Hatchet
Bay once more a leading cen-
tre of commerce in our
Bahamaland, even greater
than.it has ever been."
North Eleuthera Member of
Parliament Alvin Smith hailed
the venture as "a huge oppor-
tunity for Bahamians."
"If you are serious... access-
ing this land for business pur-
poses is going to be very
easy," he said. "This is the
beginning of the redevelop-
ment of Hatchet Bay. This
entire area is going to be
transformed."
Mr Key and BAIC's board
also met with Hatchet Bay
residents who have been occu-
pying houses owned by BAIC.
The sprawling property
between James Cistern and
Gregory Town was part of a
dairy and poultry operation
acquired by the government.
"Personally, I would like to
see you own your own home,"
said Mr Key, who is also the
Member of Parliament for
South Abaco. "And you
should be able to own these
houses and properties at very
r.-.sonble prices. We want
the best for everybody."
He said BAIC has been
mandated to create and devel-
op commerce and industry,
and expand and create oppor-
tunities for Bahamians to par-
ticipate in the economic devel-
opment of the Bahamas.
It does this, he explained,
by facilitating the diversifica-
tion of the Bahamian econo-
my through the creation and
expansion of small and medi-
um-size enterprises.
"It goes without saying that
small and medium-sized busi-
nesses the entrepreneurs
are the drivers of the econ-
omy of the country," said Mr
Key.
"So, under my administra-
tion, all barriers which previ-
ously hindered success must
be knocked down, and the
playing field levelled."
Mr Key told the residents
that BAIC is willing to make
land available to persons or
businesses interested in indus-
try, especially food produc-
tion.
"Energy consumption and
its related costs are major con-
cerns and the government
must explore ways to reduce
its dependency on imported
energy," he pointed out.
"Businesses and household-
ers are therefore encouraged
to install solar and where pos-
sible, in the Family Islands,
especially, wind energy gen-
erating systems as alternate
sources of energy.
"The result could be a 10 to
15 per cent reduction in costs,
at least. As a result, the cost of
imported fuel could be
reduced considerably," Mr
Key added.
Whenever possible, he said,
plans for new home or com-
mercial construction should
include a 20 to 30 thousand
gallon rain water holding
tank.
"This would drastically
reduce dependence on the
government's supply and min-
imize the cost of water to con-
sumers," said Mr Key.
Maximising a cost effective
labour force is equally as
important as energy, he
added, pointing out that expe-
rienced local and foreign
investors would be invited to
participate in ventures to
expand the agricultural base
in food production and train
Bahamians interested in or
already involved in that area.
"Therefore, BAIC, in con-
junction with the Department
of Immigration should be
approved to authorise labour


IN PROMOTING farming in the islands, BAIC chairman Edison Key
shows his skill at weeding


applications for agriculture
and light industry where
applicable," said Mr Key.
The establishment of pro-
cessing plants and factories in
the major Family Islands
"should be an attainable goal
for BAIC," he said.
"With major emphasis on
quality locally grown crops
could be graded and packed
fresh for the local market," he
said. "This production and


processing can also include
dairy products and meats. We
spend more than $500 million
each year importing food
products that we can produce
right here.
"Imagine what would hap-
pen if just $200 million of that
is spent each year in support
of Bahamian food products.
We would revolutionize food
production in The Bahamas,"
said Mr Key.


BAIC CHAIRMAN Edison Key (left) and North Eleuthera MP Alvin Smith at a livestock operation on the
BAIC Hatchet Bay property.


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mented could inject $1.4 bil-
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the island's economy, creat-
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* Development Bank made
$2.2m net loss average over
past six years, with financial
support now likely to be absent

* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THE Bahamas Development Bank's (BDB) chairman has
vowed to crack down on the $26 million in non-performing
loans currently on its books, some 46 per cent of the total port-
folio, warning that financial support from the Government and
international institutions was
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Airport tenders 'scared

away' Bahamian bids


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business,
Editor
THE Lynden Pindling
International Airport's
(LPIA) management com-
pany is assessing whether to
change the bid specifications
on some of the contracts it'
puts out to tender, believing
it may have "scared away"
some Bahamian firms
because of the tough terms
and conditions they have to
adhere to.
Craig Richmond, the Nas-
sau Airport Development
Company's (NAD) president
and chief executive, told a
public meeting on the airport
redevelopment plans that
NAD had "tried really hard
to get some companies to bid
on some contracts" but to no
avail.


* Lynden Pindling
manager mulls tender
changes, after failure to
attract enough bidders
* Passenger volume to
grow by 70 per cent to
5.6m in 2020, with
peak volumes up
50 per cent

As an example, he said
that while 20 bid documents
might have been picked up
by interested Bahamian com-
panies, only three bids were
ultimately submitted to NAS.
"We've clearly scared

SEE page 6


Airport's five-year




profitability target



* Lynden Pindling international Airport losing $7m per annum,

as operator targets revenue raising, rent collection and

cost reductions to put financial performance right

Six specialist retail kiosks leased, with four in operation

'very happy' with sales made in US departures lounge

New baggage system and proposed removal of US

secondary screening to generate further retail space


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Lynden Pin-
dling Internation-
al Airport
(LPIA) must
generate an oper-
ating profit by the fifth year of
its Canadian management
team's operating contract, The
Tribune has been told, turning
the Bahamas' main gateway
around from its current $7 mil-
lion per annum loss.
John Spinks, vice-president
of commercial development
for the Nassau Airport Devel-
opment Company (NAD), said


the airport operator planned
to turn the airport's financial
performance around via a
combination of cost reductions,
collecting rent that was due
from retail and other tenants,
and generating new revenue
streams from areas such as
additional retail outlets and
attracting more airlines to fly
to the Bahamas.
Mr Spinks, who is part of the
five-person team from Van-
couver Airport Services
(YVRAS), which secured a 10-
year contract to run NAD
from the previous Christie
administration, told The Tri-
bune: "We have to turn the air-


port around. "
"Right now, it's probably
losing about $7 million a year
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years is part of our contract."
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team have already begun to
generate additional revenue
streams, having leased all the
six specialist retail kiosk con-
cessions that NAD put out to


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successful six bidders were
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upstairs departure lounge at
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Sol, which is owned by Sun
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of which three advanced, four
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million for the first three quar-
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million or 25 per cent.
For the period, the bank's
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$59.7 million, with general and
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The Bahamian Stock Marke
FINDEX 866.03 YTD 16.70%

BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE

AML $1.59 $-0.06 1,850 160.66%/
BAB $2.61 $0.01 5,500 108.80%
BBL $0.85 $- 0 11.84%
BOB $9.55 $- 1,456 18.93%
BPF $11.60 $- 200 2.65%
BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
BWL $3.69 $-0.01 1,000 110.86%
CAB $11.05 $0.05 3,600 10.50%
CBL $16.50 $0.20 7,187 31.89%
CHL $3.15 $- 21,797 65.79%
CIB $14.55 $-0.10 1,000 2.83%
CWCB $6.16 $-0.41 0 17.56%
DHS $2.35 $- 0 -6.00%
FAM $6.32. $- 0 9.15%
FCC $0.70 $- 0 27.27%
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ICD $7.25 $- 0 1.40%
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* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
GOVERNMENT will be
hiring additional inspectors
and environmentalists to
ensure that all developments
are completed in a timely man-
ner and according to environ-
mental standards.
Works Minister Earl
Deveaux, speaking at the Exu-
ma Business Outlook, said that
better eyes and ears were
needed in the field.
He was responding to com-
ments made by a resident that
although some Heads of
Agreements and BEST envi-
ronmental reports require a
certain standard to be main-
tained in development, often
there is no follow-up to ensure
that is in actual fact carried
out, before it is too late and
damage has been done.
"Currently, we are prepar-
ing a database of people, and
we are likely to hire additional
inspectors and environmental-
ists at the Ministry of Works, at
the BEST commission, and in
the Housing Department and
the Department of Physical
Planning, so that we can have
better eyes and ears in the
field," he said.
Mr Deveaux explained that
as these developments unfold,
the government is likely to do
what was in the Heads of
Agreement for Ginn.


He said that in that case it
was written into the agreement
that when they do certain
things an inspection is required
prior to implementation and
at several stages prior and dur-
ing the process.
Therefore, he said, that is
what future developers will be
required to do, at various
stages someone from physical
planning or the business con-
trol division will ensure that
things are in line. "We will
make that provision for the
Best commission for the envi-
ronment," he added.


"Environmental and eco-
nomic balance is a challenge
for us, the Bahamas has the
highest per capital income in
the Caribbean and the fourth
highest in the Western Hemi-
sphere.
"However our way of life
requires a delicate balance, to
manage economic growth and
environmental stewardship in
order to achieve balance, we
have to appreciate the resource
from which we draw our boun-
ty."
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FROM page 1

have yet to begin operations
will be operated by Hard Rock
and Harley Davidson. Mr
Spinks said Harley Davidson
was "hoping to be open by.
Monday [today]", and was just
awaiting the delivery of inven-
tory.
Of those already open, he
added: "It's gone very well.
The people who are open now
have expressed joy. They are
very happy with the sales they
are making up there, and cus-
tomers are happy with having
something to do up there.
Everything is going to plan.


"We had something like 70
packages taken out [by
prospective bidders]. In the
end, we got 13 bids, but three
of the 13 were not valid as they
were selling food packages,
which were not part of the bid
specifications."
The initial sales indications
were especially favourable, Mr
Spinks said, because the kiosks
had begun operations during
what was traditionally per-
ceived as the slower part of the
year-round tourism season, a
time when passenger traffic
and footfall at Lynden Pindling
International Airport was also
slower.
All the specialist retail kiosks
currently being operated are
positioned at the south-east
corner of the US departures
terminal's holding room, next
to the bar. "Once we've got
the new baggage system work-
ing and got US Transportation
Security Administration (TSA)
approval to remove the sec-
ondary screening upstairs, we
will spread them [the retail
kiosks] around the whole
departure area." Mr'Spinks
said. "


. Removal of the secondary Bahamian economy based on
security screening for passen- tourism, and some 70 per cent
gers departing for the US will "or more" of visitor spending
not happen until the 2008 first coming from tourists who
quarter at the earliest, Mr arrived at Lynden Pindling
Spinks cautioned, but doing so International Airport, Mr
would eventually free up Spinks said: "The airport will
around another 3,000 square be a major factor in the eco-
feet of potential retail space. nomic well-being of the coun-
"They were the first retail try."
concessions that we've done," The licences for the six spe-
Mr Spinks said in reference to cialist retail kiosks were due
the specialist kiosks. "There to take effect by October 1,
will be some more coming-in 2007. The initial bid documents
the next few months. We're said that of the six, two were
hoping there will be some for authentically Bahamian-
additional ones, with more made goods, such as arts and
room and permanent stores crafts, while two more were for
across the back of the US Bahamian souvenirs as well as
departures lounge once the those two categories. For the
security screening comes final two kiosks, some 25 per
down." cent of the merchandise they
He pointed out that when sold had to be authentically
the Lynden Pindling Interna- Bahamian.
tional Airport's reconstruction The minimum base rent was
was completed by 2012, with $2,000 per month for a kiosk,
new US departures, interna- or $3,000 per month with two
tional departures and domestic operators sharing a kiosk.
terminals built, the airport Applicants, though, could have
would feature a much expand- offered to pay a higher mini-
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'offering. -which the:rent aaklblation will
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the Exuma Business Outlook
seminar last week.
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like the industry of yesterday
and relies heavily on technol-
ogy and modern science, mak-
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choice than perhaps it has ever
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Other countries in the
Caribbean were taking advan-
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entice visitors to their shores,
something the Bahamas needs
to tap into.
She explained that while she
i. was attending a conference in
Grenada, the resort served
fresh juice from local fruits
every day, such as tamarind or
star apple or native cherries.
Resorts
"Why aren't you doing this
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how excited your guests would
be if they experience local
juices here that they can't get
in North America, and then
like it so much that they buy
some to take home and thus
, you have an export business
started," Dr Campbell said.


This could also include jams,
jellies or even exotic fruit wines
of items such as sea grapes
scarlet plums or hog plums, she
said.
Dr Campbell added that
there was also a huge market
worldwide for health foods and
organic products, which peo-
ple will pay tremendous
amounts of money for.
Talking
"We hear people talking
about drink this product for
higher oxidation activity. Well
we have it right here in the
bush and we walk by it every-
day," Dr Campbell said.
Items such as cocoa plum
seeds can be toasted, marketed
and sold just as peanuts, and
sold as an exotic product.
Dr Campbell said the point
was to use what you have read-
ily available.
In some cases, she said nat-
ural products such as honey or
cascarilla oil, because of their
health properties, had seen an
increase in price by as much
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II11 aw i' on some of the
cilications. That's not what
\\N, n'1 ) do," Mr Richmond
d.
lilm Spinks. Ni\l)s vice-
,id'nl of coinilnecial devel
, ii, said I lie concerns out-
t l' \ Mi Richmond applied
'l(0 In Ile construction side
i iiiport's redevelopment.
i \ as li things like tihe
S,tion of all althe wash-
S\\liei we didn't get as
Iids as we'd hoped," Mr
said. "We have some
i I performance speci-
iT. 'ni'."
n contractss such as the
i ,min renovations at Lyn-
I Ifling International Air-


port (LPIA), bidding contrac-
tors not only had to arrange
performance bonds but also
had to deliver and complete
the work on time or pay a
penalty. As for the washrooms
cleaning contract, they have to
be cleaned once an hour or
that contractor also must pay a
penalty.
Mr Richmond said NAD,
which is being managed by
Vancouver Airport Services
(YVRAS) under a 10-year
contract signed with the for-
mer Christie administration,
would be "completely trans-
parent" on contracts that it
awarded, providing details of
the recipient and contract


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nature for every agreement
worth more than $5,000 in its
annual report.
Part of NAD's and
YVRAS's mandate was "to
provide really good work for
Bahamians" in the $400 mil-
lion redevelopment of Lynden
Pindling International Airport,
Mr Richmond said, although
he warned Bahamian contrac-
tors that they would have to
meet a tight schedule to con-
struct new US departures,
international departures and
domestic terminals by 2010.
"The date for spades in the
ground [to begin construction
work] I would hope will be by
the end of the second quarter
next year," Mr Richmond said,
with steel and concrete starting
to emerge from the ground in
2008 as well.
The first terminal to be con-
structed will be the new US
departures building, which will
be situated to the right of the
existing terminal, and is set to
be completed and opened by
March 2010. The existing US
departures terminal will be
renovated and converted into
the arrivals terminal, with the
new international and domes-
tic .terminals completed by
2012 the grand finish for
everything.
Mr Richmond said he was
unable to provide details on
how NAD would finance the
$400 million project for a
600,000 square foot new ter-
minal, as "that's before the
Cabinet in the next week or
so". The financing is likely to
take the form of a bond issue
or some securitization method,
backed by revenue streams
generated by the airport, such
as the $15 per head passenger
user facility fee for interna-
tional travellers.
Mr Richmond, though, con-
firmed that the project had to
be self-financing as per the
terms of NAD's 30-year air-
port lease and YVRAS' con-
tract with the Government,
and no government loan would
be involved. He added that
part of NAD's mandate
involved trying to get Bahami-
an financing and money
involved in the airport recon-
struction.
Once NAD got its project
document approved, hope-
ful y in the next few weeks",


the next steps involved arrang-
ing its financing, tendering for
a prime contractor, and then
seeking to maximise the
involvement of Bahamian
architects, engineers and other
construction professionals.
Mr Richmond suggested that
these professionals, and
Bahamian contractors, band
together to submit joint ven-
ture bids for aspects of the air-
port work, as "a bunch of indi-
vidual architects and engineers
can be difficult for one large
company" such as a main con-
tractor or project manager to
work with.
"We're going to have a very
hard schedule and a very tight
timeline, but certainly they're
going to have the opportuni-
ty," Mr Richmond said of
Bahamian contractors. "It is
an aggressive timetable, but we
[YVRAS] have never failed to
complete a project on time or
on budget. An act of God, such
as a hurricane, could set us
back, but we've built in a little
time there."
Passenger volumes at Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port are set to grow by 70 per
cent per annum between now
and 2020, increasing from 3.3
million to 5.6 million, with
average annual growth aver-
aging around 3 per cent. '
Mr Richmond added that
peak hour passenger traffic
was expected to grow by 50
.per cent between 2005 and
2020, with passenger volumes
at such times in the US depar-
tures terminal set to rise from
800 to 1200 over that time peri-
od.
Some 80 per cent of'passen-
gers passing through Lynden
Pindling International Airport
were headed to the US, while
another 10 per cent were trav-
elling to other international
destinations and the remain-
ing 10 per cent heading to oth-
er Bahamian islands.
The NAD chief executive
disclosed that they had looked
at moving from the existing
terminal site to a Greenfield
location just to the west, where
the waterfields currently lie.
However, the expense of
putting in new roads, runways
and constructing terminal
buildings from scratch ended
that option, as it was 1.2 or 2
times as expensive as' the cur-


rent plan.
To reduce costs and walking
distances from passengers
moving between flights and
terminals, Mr Richmond said
the new Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport's design
would incorporate 'swing
gates', which could at differ-
ent times be used to accom-
modate- flights from the US
and other international desti-
nations, and different-sized air-
craft.
Not only would this reduce
the size of the terminal, but he
added that it would reduce the
number of gates, which each
cost between $3-$7 million and
$5-$10 million.
Some gates would be
designed to accommodate the
new, larger Airbus A380, Mr
Richmond said, with some 10
gates able to handle jets up to
Boeing 747 size and growth
potential for another six".
The airport redesign also
aims to reform ground trans-
portation, with buses and lim-
ousines each having their own
lanes and call-up areas. Mr
Richmond said there would be
room for 36 buses to be drop-
ping off and picking up pas-
sengers, while licensed taxi dri-
vers would have a call-up sys-'
tem with their own rest area,
complete with washroom and
eating facilities.
The NAD president, though,
said the company was having
trouble including in its project
proposal a 1200-space, three-
level multi-storey parking lot,
due to the fact the cost fell out-
side the financial projections.
While a totally redesigned
parking lot would have 2,000
spaces, Mr Richmond said the
multi-storey parking lot did
"not fit in the project envelope
right now".


"We've gone into a detailed
costing exercise, just on the
multi-storey, to see if it could
be afforded. They're not cheap
to put in place. That's our
dilemma," he added. It's not
something we've given up on,
and could build it at any time.
The Government is very keen
on it."
Travellers would have the
options of elevators, escalators
and stairs when moving
between levels at the new air-
port, Mr Richmond said, and
NAD had "asked for convey-
ors that can take twice the nor-.
mal load" on baggage.
The baggage system would
be the most complex in the
Caribbean" when completed,
Mr Richmond said, adding that
NAD was moving to "take
over shortly the scheduling of
all gates", tying these into the
baggage and check-in system.
The new Lynden Pindling
International Airport was
looking to incorporate numer-
ous energy efficient and sav-
ing mechanisms, Mr Richmond
said, capturing and storing rain
water from the roof, using
solar power to heat water and
having the air conditioning
come up though the floor and
rise 10 feet, rather than fall
from the ceiling.
"We're working with BEC.
We need a better, more regu-
lar feed," Mr Richmond said.
"It's knocking some of our
computers off line now,
because the frequency is vary-
ing so much."
He added: "When it [the air-
port is completed], even when
the United States side is the
only one open, you'll be look-
ing at one of the most out-
standing buildings in the
Caribbean, certainly one of the
most complex."


tURVIVOR1 DAY t1MI4AR



The Cancer Society of The hamas


Living Beyond Cancer Support Group


Saturday 27, October 2007
10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.'
Cancer Caring Centre
323-4482 or 324-4441


sponsored by.



I Atlantic Medical



I Scotiabank




clcbrathif: wit1


CGatrr IurViYWr
Free Lunch


Radiation and treatment

Male & Female Survivoos Stodes

Prostate Cancer

Chemotherapy & Huldtion


All are Welcome!


Cervcal Cancer

Food for jo Soul


Applications are invited

to fill the positions of:


V Spa Supervisor

v Spa Receptionist

V Spa Therapists

V Spa Apprentice


Spa Supervisor
A fantastic opportunity for an efficient, self-motivated,
experienced person with great communications skills. The
successful applicant must be capable of managing a team
of spa therapists, have a spa background. The position
requires strong sales and marketing skills, exceptional
interpersonal skills, and ability to train, coach and motivate.
Being passionate about "Spa" is essential.


Spa Receptionist
The position requires strong sales and marketing skills,
exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate.
Applicants need to be, self motivated, with great
communications skills.


Spa Therapists
Applicants must be fully qualified and experienced in
massage & holistic therapies and passionate about "Spa".
We are looking for brilliant all round spa therapist



Spa Apprentice
An opportunity of a lifetime. Young, vibrant, enthusiastic
person required


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, LILY DOUGLAS
of House #1794, Avocado Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Nassau, Bahamas intend to change my name to LULIE
DOUGLAS. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, RP.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later"thaiftltirty (30) days after the date oF
.publication of,this.notice. . !


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007, PAGE 7B


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New York


firm walks away




from Emerald




Bay deal


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A NEW York-based private
equity firm has walked away
from exclusive negotiations to
acquire Exuma's Four Seasons
Emerald Bay resort, sources
told The Tribune, forcing the
receivers to place the property
back on the market and con-
duct a 'beauty contest' auction.
Contacts familiar with the
situation told The Tribune that
Fortress Investment Group
LLC, which met with Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham last
month to discuss the resort's
potential purchase, had
"walked away" from the deal,
sending receivers Wayne
Aranha, of Pricewaterhouse-
Coopers (PwC) Bahamas and
his London-based counterpart,
Russell Downs, back to the
drawing board by re-opening
the bidding process.
Fortress had previously
entered into exclusive -talks
with the receivers for a 30-day
period that began on August
13, 2007, and the Four Seasons
Emerald Bay Resort was taken


off the market for that time.
Yet it is now back on the
market, although the reasons
are unclear as to why Fortress
walked away. Some have sug-
gested that the global credit
squeeze, which has increased
the cost of borrowed capital as
risk assessments have been
recalibrated upwards, made it
difficult for the prospective
purchaser to obtain financing
on the right terms.
Property
The Four Seasons property,
considered the model or
"poster child" of the Family
Island anchor investment pro-
jects, entered into receivership
after the ownership company,
Emerald Bay Resort Holdings,
defaulted on its loan repay-
ments in April 2007.
The receivers were appoint-
ed at the behest of the resort's
main creditor, nominee Flint
Securities, which is based in
London. However, the main
creditor, and the entity with
most exposure to the resort, is
said to be the London arm of


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that LEROY ANTHONY NELSON OF
#145 VANCOUVER ROAD, GENERAL DELIVERY, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22ND day of
October, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.




U UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading global wealth
manager, is seeking to employ an experienced
professional to join their team as:


Special Solutions Advisor

The main tasks of this position are:

Global investments advisory role for WM
clients;
Execute trades and control procedures for
client base across fixed-income, equity
and FX markets;
Develop product and trade ideas in the
global markets;

In order to meet our requirements all
applicants must possess:

3 or more years experience in portfolio
management or product specialist function
in a wealth management context;
Degree in finance or economics, further
education is a plus (e.g. Series 7 or CFA);
Foreign Language skills (Spanish and/or
Portuguese) mandatory;
Strong analytical skills;
Team player

Written applications should be addressed to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com
or
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


.the Japanese bank, Mitsui.
Emerald Bay's owners had
been looking to sell the resort
for some 18 months to two
years before their loan default,
and several potential deals
have fallen through.
These included a $117 mil-
lion offer from Petters Group
Worldwide, plus a combined
bid from the private equity
arm of Goldman Sachs and
Rockpoint. It is estimated that
a potential buyer would need
to spend at least $7 million to
complete proposed plans for
the 23-acre marina.
Emerald Bay has acted as
Exuma's main economic
engine, attracting additional
foreign direct investment to
the island. It employs almost
500 staff, and features an 18-
hole Greg Norman Golf
Course, two restaurants, three
pools, spa, six meeting rooms
and 450-person capacity ball-
room.
Other investment projects
attracted to the Emerald Bay
vicinity include the resort's
Pinnacle Entertainment-man-
aged $5 million casino, the
$110 million Grand Isle Villas
development, plus the 80/50
fractional ownership compo-
nent.
A shopping complex has also
opened at'Emerald Bay, the
anchor retailer being. the
Emerald Isle supermarket. The
complex also includes busi-
nesses such as Scotiabank and
Mail Boxes Etc.
While Four Seasons, as the
operating/management part-
ner, may be earning a profit
because it collects its money
as a percentage of the gross
revenues and operating profits,
the resort's owners like so
many in the Bahamas are not
and are losing money.
Their failure to generate sig-.
nificant critical mass through
real estate and land sales, the
sectors most likely to give them
an instant and greatest -
investment return have also
contributed to the difficulties,
as have the resort's high con-
struction costs and tradition-
ally high operating costs in the
Bahamas.


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 an
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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Read the Plan and respond to
strategicplan@cob.edu.bs


Where you can get your copy:


1. Newspaper Supplements (2007):
Nassau Guardian Friday, October 19
The Tribune Tuesday, October 23


2. Electronic Copy:
Write to strategicplan@cob.edu.bs
or,
3. Print Copy from the Office of
Outreach, A-Block Oakes Field Campus.


Because of the national importance of the University, Bahamians from all
walks of life and economic sectors took part in its development through
nine task forces and countless interviews and commentaries.

The Plan is now being circulated again. Secure your copy and tell us what
you think about it. The University of The Bahamas has an essential role
to play in the development of The Bahamas.

Help shape The University of The Bahamas.


to~ -.


THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS


g Ery&c G nC N & G RHAHAMUZ


THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND CULTURES INSTITUTE (ILCI) THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
EVENTS CALENDER 2007-2008
DATE EVENT LECTURERS / PARTICIPANTS VENUE
September 14 GERMAN FILM Slide show by Dr. Irene Moss, Director, ILCI Munnings Room 2
Friday 6:30 PM
September 28 CHINESE FILM Presented by Professor Xian Xianwen Munnings Room 2
Friday
October 26 SPANISH FILM Presentation: Foreign Lang. Dept.: Assistant Munnings Rom 2
Friday _Professor Guadalupe del Hierro Higueras
October 6 OKTOBERFEST Organized by 1. Moss with all relevant COB Band Shell
Saturday _Departments: Communications, Security, etc. 6 11
November 8 FRENCH FOLK SONG EVENING Slide show by I. Moss, F. Leger on guitar, J. Munnings Room 2
Thursday Mereus on vocals and other musical friends 7 PM
November 14 THE HOLOCAUST a movie presentation Mr. Absil holocaust survivor UW1 Dining Room
Wednesday and lecture 7PM
December 4 JUNKANOO ART- designing and pasting Presentation and demonstration by Henry Moss Jr.; Munnings Room 2
Tuesday costumes WORKSHOP slide show by 1. Moss 6-8
December 13 MERRY MULTI-CULTURAL Organization & musical direction: I. Moss Munnings Room 2
Thursday CHRISTMAS ILCI, Foreign Lang. Dept. members and COB 7 PM
January 9 -Wed CHINESE NEW YEAR Presentation by Professor Xu Xianwen Munnings Room 2, 7PM
January 19 DRUMFEST A drum summit regrouping Video of Montreal TAM TAM JAM by 1. Moss Band shell
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams Director: TBA 2 PM
February 7 PANEL DISCUSSION: Tourism and Panel members from Tourism, Immigration, COB Munnings Room 2 or BTC
Thursday Languages and private tourism businesses Lecture Hall? 7 PM
February 19 FRENCH FILM ASTERIX Presentation on Roman history background by Munnings Room 2
Tuesday Professor Stephen B. Aranha 7 Pm
March 1-15 IRISH PUB NITE to be announced With Montreal Band SWIFT YEARS UWI Dining Room
March 21 Fri VICTOR HUGO Beyond IES MIZ Lecture and slide show by 1. Moss Munnings Room 2
April 10 HAITIAN FILM Slide presentation: Assistant Professor Frenand Munnings Room 2
Leger. Foreign Languages Department
April 16 AN EVENING OF BAHAMIAN MUSIC Slide show on Bahamian Musicians and TBA
Friday Guests: The DICEY-DO SINGERS Entertainers by 1. Moss
May 6 MAIFEST Slide Show by l.Moss; participation of German- Munnings Room 2
Tuesday speakers in Nassau & ILCI students
May 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING Piano solos by 1.Moss; Cello / piano ducts by H. Munnings Room 2
Friday Peloquin & I.Moss; guests TBA
Dates are subject to change.


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EDUCAr;42 .Uh' .' r


iHA MAS

4. i4 ANS


The College of The Bahamas


It's been 30 years since you graduated from The College
of The Bahamas and we want to celebrate with you, our
first graduates!




Class of'77


30th Anniversary



Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations &
Development at
302-4359/4356
to find out plans
to mark this
special event.





1 . .. .


* r' |" "I~t l i 'ln Jill I


The College of The Bahamas
PROGRAMMES IN


A Contemporary Approach to Administration for Productiviiv and
EtIrcii.,, Mjnag-emeni in Public and Priv3le Entities
The School of Social Sciences of The College of The BahanI-', r-
vii-.: members of the public and private sectors 10o ion our Collcege/
I.lrwi'r. y it C community as chargee agents" o the Twert ,'- i it CerntI .r.
workingn g inr, partnership for national developnierir
Individuals: This is your chance to ready your thinking :ind l.[.itls to
.ezeI- 2'1s:t century opportunities and tie someone wjho is pr',.3ti.r
and injake, ings happen
Employers: Di,:c.ver ways oCt creating firit cia. r.-our:e it.., in-
crease your organization's ability to compete in a rapidly changing
global economy.
Prospective students and participants have these options:
* Pursue the BA Degree in Public Administration
* Participate in seminars/workshops and short courses' [with cer-
tificate pf attendance]
Programmes are conducted in a progressive environment which
takes ir'' .i.ride'atiuri
* Need- ot individuals through smrall group interaction
* 'Botton, line I ,irqgariiza iiri,ns through pousu e tuI l p laiin j -
strategoq .-,r I. -nq-r.anre ind iotal quality manariiimerir
* Majot .. il..rripor .r, is u._- .t orf 3nization c. c q trainir.i ...l
occasion- :' ri.i t r, rth : cihalpriqene, o1 qlo aliz.tior,
* Issue- r,'i itinqg o10 iSdriacbl'?, i-.'lopmi.ni
* Publi-. -'ri. ji. 'Sector Partnership, [PiR-':.


c ia
S ie n e s
_ it.sssan rf e s raCO


2007 2008 Basketball Season Openers


7.30 p.m.
International Contest
College of The Bahamas Men v Johnson & Wales University Men
9.30 p.m.
(Rematch of last season's championship series)
College of The Bahamas Women v Johnson's Lady Truckers
Come and support your college teams.



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The Alumni Association of The College of The Bahamas
2007 Hallt of Fame Induction and Luncheon
Friday, November 23, 2007 at 12:30 p.m.
British Colonial Hilton, No. 1 Bay Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tickets available for a donation of $50

Contact the Alumni Relations & Development Office
Tel (2421302-4359


74, Ce, eo ^


74ve^ %f^?w^ 6/f6ov


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Rehearsals: Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
Membership: Staff, Faculty, Students & Alumni
Performances: Annual Christmas Concert on December 8
Carol Service Spring Concert *Color of
Harmony College, Local & International
Events


Contact: Patricia Ellis at 302-4467
or
Chris Justilien 302-4511


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Visit our website at www.co*.edu-.bs EDUCAING & TA&C


Office of Academic Affairs


Faculty Advertisements 2008


School of Communication and Creative Arts
Assistant Professor in Music (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate must be able to teach traditional; theory and harmony, piano skills, music history and analysis
up to the bachelor level and must possess skills in choral work. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the
subject area and tertiary level teaching experience. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in the subject area,
a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and choral work experience will be considered.
Assistant Professor in Journalism and Communication (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach courses in all or most of the following areas: reporting, photojournalism, video production,
communication and business writing and should have experience with curriculum and programme development. The ideal
candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience.
However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at
the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.
Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (Spanish) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Spanish at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or a related area, native speaker competence, tertiary-level teaching experience and the
ability teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least
a Master's degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level, native
speaker competence and the ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level will
be considered. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.
Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (French) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach French at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or related area, native speaker competence, tertiary-level teaching experience and the ability
to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least a
Master's degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level, native
speaker competence and the ability to teach language, literature and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level will
be considered. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.
Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages (Haitian Creole) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Haitian Creole at the beginners and intermediate levels. The ideal candidate must have
at least a Master's degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level,
native speaker competence and should be able to develop courses in Haitian culture. A teaching certificate or equivalent
and the ability to teach French language and literature courses are desirable.
School of English Studies
Assistant Professor College Composition and Literature (New Providence Campus)
The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in English, tertiary-level teaching experience and the ability to teach college
composition and literature courses up to the bachelor degree level. However, candidates with at least a Master of Arts
degree in English, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and the ability to teach college
composition and literature up to the bachelor degree level will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a background
in Composition, and Rhetoric as well as in Post-colonial literature and/or literary theory. A background in creative writing
or experience in a writing lab setting would be an asset. Teacher training is preferred.
School of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor in History (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should display competence in the field of African and African Diaspora History and should also expect to teach
courses in Caribbean History, United States History generally, African American and Atlantic History. Familiarity with
the historical experience of persons of African descent in Latin American Societies would be an asset. The successful
candidate should anticipate working as a team player with colleagues who are committed to expanding the consciousness
of students with particular, although not exclusive, reference to the historical experience of peoples of African descent.
Applicants should possess an earned Doctoral Degree in History. A relevant Master's Degree candidate will be considered,
provided the applicant is committed to pursuing a Doctoral degree.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
* Student advisement
* Programme and course development
* Providing services to the College/University of the Bahamas and the wider Bahamian society; and
* On-going research and a commitment to publication.
Assistant Professor in Psychology (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should demonstrate a commitment to promoting cultural diversity and international education; the ability to
teach a broad range of psychology courses; expertise in social and industrial/organizational psychology; statistics and
research methods (qualitative and quantitative methods), and/or biological (physiological) psychology is preferred;
demonstrated strength and/or potential for excellence in teaching; strong evidence of professional psychology engagement;
capacity to contribute to the development of a nationally relevant line of scholarship; ability to create and enhance
partnerships with community agencies and organizations.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
* Teaching courses across the curriculum, along with specialty courses in the applicant's area of expertise
* Student advising, supervision of service-learning experiences and coordinating senior capstone practicum
* Assisting with programme administration, curricular development and evaluation
* Providing services to the programme, the university and wider communities
- Scholarship that is consistent with the programme and institution's focus ,
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Psychology however strong Master's Degree candidates will be considered.


Lecturers in Law (New Providence Campus)


Candidates should have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent
Possession of a postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner is desirable. The curriculum includes all
branches of Common Law and courses pay special attention to the place of Law in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions.
The ideal candidates should be competent in at least three of the basic or core Common Law subjects including, but not
limited to, Law and Legal Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Criminal Law; Legal Writing and Research; Law
of Torts; Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law; and Law of Contract. Experience in teaching in a semester system
would be an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to pursue individual and departmental research interests
and to publish in reputable law journals.
School of Business
Associate/Assistant Professors Accounting (Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor's degree level. Knowledge of
computerised accounting would be an asset. Professional certification or experience is desirable. The successful candidates
should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred).
Assistant Professor in Management (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach a full range of Management courses both at the introductory and Masters Degree level.
A minor.concentration in Marketing.would be an advantage and knowledge of the Bahamian economy is desirable. Teaching
Experience in College / University. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level
teaching experience.and some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in the subject
area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.
Assistant Professor in Computer Information Science (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be specialize in Networking, Programming and have a strong Programming background ( VB.Net, C#,
C++, ASP, PHP, Java) MS certification background, teaching experience in College / University. Background as Consultant
or System Analyst would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level
teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in the subject
area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.
Assistant Professor Accounting (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting,
Accounting Theory, Management, Cost and Fund Accounting, Individual and Corporate Taxation, at the Bachelors and
Masters Levels. Knowledge of computerized accounting would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral
degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with
at least a Master's degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some
professional experience will be considered.


School of Sciences & Technology
School of Sciences and Technology
Mathematics (New Providence Camous & Northern Bahamas Camous)


Candidates must be able to teach Mathematics at introductory through final year levels. The ideal candidate will have a
doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates
with at least a Master's degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and
some professional experience will be considered.


Assistant Professo >


Ideal candidates must have at least a PhD. in Biology with specialization inMarine Science or Zoology or Botany and
must be able to teach biology at introductory through final year levels. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree
in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience
will be considered.


Assistant Professor Chemistry (New Providence & Northern Bahamas Campus)


Ideal candidates must have at least a PhD in Chemistry with a specialization in Organic Chemistry. He/she must also be
able to teach Chemistry at introductory through final year levels. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in
the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will
be considered.


Assistant Professor Physics (New Providence Campus)


Ideal candidates must have a PhD in Physics. He/she must be able to teach Physics at introductory through final year levels.
However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience
at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.
Assistant Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences (New Providence Campus)


Ideal candidates must have at least a PhD in Pharmacy and professional experience, as a pharmacist. The candidate will
be expected to coordinate a new pharmacy programme and to teach content area as well as professional courses at the
Bachelor's Degree level.
School of Education


Assistant Professor Science Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Science Education with minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master's Degree in Science Education or Biology or Chemistry or Physics' plus 5
years of teaching experience along with a Teacher's Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected
to teach elementary science methodology to prospective teachers, assist with teaching General Science courses, assist with
supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of science education courses/programmes.
Assistant Professor Art Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Art Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master's Degree in Art Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a
Teacher's Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Art courses, assist
with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of art education courses/programmes.
School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Assistant Professors Nursing (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidates will be required to teach in the bachelor degree programme. Responsibilities will include
classroom as well as clinical supervision of students. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment
to excellence in integrating teaching, clinical practice and research. Applicants should have a well-rounded clinical nursing
experience and should be able to teach at least three of the following areas: Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical
Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Management/Leadership,
Health Assessment, Nursing Theories, Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Research. The successful candidates must be
registered with the Nursing Council of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. A doctoral degree in the subject area is
preferred, however, candidates with at least a Master's degree in Nursihg and teaching experience at the tertiary level will
be considered.
In ALL cases, preference will be given to candidates with strong academic backgrounds, teaching and research
experience.
Salary Scale For Assistant Professors


Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree


$39,460 x $900 -.S 61,960
$42,160x $900- $ 69,160


Culinary & Hospitialty Management Institute
Chef (New Providence Campus
Applicants should be ableto to teach a variety of cooking and culinary courses to future Chefs and should master the culinary
fundamental, and possess a passion for cooking and teaching as well as a love to share their knowledge and experience.
The minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor's degree in culinary or hospitality management. Additionally,
the successful applicant should have at least three of the following designations: C.C.E., C.C.A., C.E.C. or C.M.C.; and
National Restaurant Association (NRA) Sanitation Certification (ServSafeV). Individuals with a minimum of ten (10)
years experience in progressive responsibilities and teaching experience will be considered.
Salary Scale: Instructor $27,110x $650 $40,110
Library and Instructional Media Services
Librarians (New Providence Campus!

The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law. The incumbents should be dynamic, innovative individuals
with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community. The Librarians will demonstrate successful administrative
experience in a library, sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting
and commitment to developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment.

The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range
planning to expand and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget
and personnel management, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant
internal and external groups.
The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a
minimum of two years post-Masters professional library experience. The position of Law Librarian also requires that the
Librarian be the holder of a law degree. All incumbents will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
that engender an excellent customer- friendly environment and professionalism. Evening and weekend reference service
(on rotation), library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.
Salary Scale: Master's Degree $32,710 x $750 $ 47,710

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by October 31, 2007. A complete application packet
consists of:
* An application letter
* College of The Bahamas' Application Form
* A detailed curriculum vita
* Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)
* The names and contact information for three references
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poincianna Drive
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. The institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees
to nearly 4,000 students located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in
the Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those
regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings,
its research activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies into its repertoire
of strategies for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university.
Please .visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the institution and to access the College's
, Employment Application Form.






Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The College of The Bahamas
Counselling and Health Services


CAREERS/JOB FAIR
is coming your way

Employers, bright young students and other interested
persons have the opportunity to meet for mutual benefit.

Individual Booths Available for Organization Displays

Benefits to employers/organizations:

> Exposure to hundreds of the best-trained college students in The
Bahamas/Access to prospective employees

> A direct opportunity in becoming a stakeholder in preparing COB students
for their future endeavours

> Exposure to high school students seeking career information

> A complete 8' x 10' booth for display purposes

> Signage on all print advertisements


Contact:
Ms. Norma Turnquest, Advisory Committee Executive Secretary
Career & Placement Counsellor, COB
at Tel: 242-302-4445
Fax: 242-302-4448, nturnquest@cob.edu.bs


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MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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-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


"



Residential real estate developer is seeking a guest relations coordinator. This
person will meet and greet prospective buyers and will assist the sales team. The
successful candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

* Successfully completed high school, with C+ or above in all major subjects.
* Excellent communications and administrative skills
* Goal-oriented team player.
* Flexible schedule (weekdays/weekends/holidays as schedule).
* Ability to follow standard (and detailed) office/administrative procedures
* Professional appearances and demeanor
* Computer literacy
* Previous experience in the hospitality industry, preferred.

Competitive salary plus bonus tied to results.

Interested persons should submit their resume to:
The Office Administrator
Email: eknowles@hll-bs.com
Fax:242-373-1364


20,000




Bahamians




may be hit by




fisheries EPA


Some 20,000 Bahamians
might be negatively impacted
if the Bahamas was to lose
duty-free market access to the
European Union (EU) for its
seafoods industry as a conse-
quence of not signing on to
the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA), opposition
PLP MP Fred Mitchell has
warned.
And that warning has been
backed up by comments from
Dr Richard Bernal, head of
the CARICOM Regional
Negotiating Machinery


(CRNM), who said that if the
Bahamas and remainder of the
77-nation African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) group failed
to conclude the EPA agree-
ment with the EU by Decem-
ber 31, 2007, their exports
faced being placed on to the
less favourable general system
of preferences (GSP) system.
States
As the Bahamas and other
Caribbean states, apart from
Haiti, are not classified as less-


er developed countries
(LDCs), Dr Bernal said this
nation's exports would not
even get GSP treatment,
instead facing Most Favoured
Nation (MFN) entry tariffs.
Such tariffs, if imposed on
Bahamian crawfish, would
make them more expensive
and uncompetitive on price,
leaving others to steal market
share in the EU and force
Bahamian fishermen and
wholesale exporters to become
increasingly reliant on the
United States.


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









For conditions of the sale a l any othr irfornation pla c tact:
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


Join Citibank, N.A.
Nassau Bahamas, a
branch of Citi, the
largest financial
institution in the
world.

We invite outstanding
individuals, wanting to build a
career in Corporate Banking, to
be part of our dynamic global
team. You will interact with
colleagues from around the
Caribbean region and across the
organization globally, providing
relationship management
support to our local team. In
addition to a great career, we
offer a competitive salary and
benefits package.

Interested candidates should
forward a copy of their resume
by October 31, 2007 to:
Business Head, Citi Markets and
Banking, P.O. Box N-8158,
Nassau, Bahamas OR Fax:
(242) 302-8569 OR Email:
ianice.gibson@citi.com


citi

Relationship Manager

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to our Business Head for Citi Markets and Banking, the
position is responsible for aggressively marketing our products
and services to targeted businesses in the Northern Caribbean.
Key responsibilities include meeting specific revenue targets by
working with product specialists to identify opportunities and
deliver innovative solutions while ensuring excellent customer
service and adherence to internal policies and external regulatory
requirements. This will require financial statement evaluation, due
diligence reviews on clients, preparation of client proposals,
maintenance of call reports, and the oversight of the account
opening process. Additional responsibilities include maintaining an
up-to-date portfolio of clients.

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED
Candidates must possess, a Bachelors degree in Accounting,
Finance, Business, Economics or Engineering and a minimum of 3
years experience. Experience in Credit Analysis, Risk
Management or Relationship Management would be an asset.
Additionally, an MBA and/or CFA are assets. Excellent sales,
marketing, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills,
combined with high energy and motivation, will round out the ideal
candidate. Travel is required.


Challenge
yourself to a career like no other


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007, PAGE 11B


$1.4bn in investment


eyes


Exuma


FROM page 1


Resort, where the island's
infrastructure and workforce
did not match the resort's pace.
Despite this and the fact the
resort, considered to be the
'poster boy' for the so-called
Family Island anchor project
strategy, remains in receiver-
ship after a potential sale to a
New York-based private equii-
ty firm fell through, Mr
Deveaux did not feel it had
been a mistake for the Gov-
ernment and developers to
bring the property to the
island.


"The resort at Emerald Bay
has had a significant impact on
Exuma, and this dynamic
impact will continue to impact
the island. We thought that we
were doing a great thing in
approving the Four Seasons
for Exuma, we looked at the
wonderful beach and site, and
the need for-economic.
growth," Mr Deveaux said.
"But throughout the discus-
sions, Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace [ex-tourism director-
general] kept harping on the
theme of the shortage of
labour and the need for social
integration."
Mr Deveaux did point out


that while there was a casino,
managed by Pinnacle Enter-
tainment, at the Emerald Bay
property, the question had to
be asked if it was appropriate
for Exuma.
"If the casino license was
demanded by the develop-
ment, and we wanted the
development, and we did not
have sense to know that Exu-
ma could not support 24-hour
gambling because they did not
have the population or the air-
lift or the infrastructure, if we
did not know it then, then we
know it today," Mr Deveaux
said, "and the person seeking
to buy it has to realise it and


maybe the hotel will change.
"I am not saying that the
place is going to come to a
standstill. I am asking you to
accept that sometimes what
you do today has to make
sense tomorrow."
Challenges
However, Mr Deveaux said
that despite these challenges,
-Emerald Bay is still good for
Exuma.
"I don't want to leave this
room with the impression that
we are reversing our decision
or feel differently about Emer-
ald Bay. I would do the same


thing again. Emerald Bay got
approval for a hotel, a casino,
marina and golf course, and a
number of other things, but the
labour demand required think-
ing people to realise that the
population of Exuma was
going to grow by more than 50
per cent just to accommodate
that," the minister added.
However, Mr Deveaux said
that in moving forward with
other projects, the scale of
development approved and
contemplated for Exuma must
be carefully managed for envi-
ronmental and social sustain-
abilty.
He also warned Exumians


that they must be careful as
they continue to plan their own
communities.
He warned that if the cur-
rent practice on Exuma con-
tinues of building in front of
sea vistas and blocking sea
views, in five years there will
be social tensions. "You are
responsible for it. you are
building it and you are plan-
ning it. You are approving it.
The wetlands in Exuma that
used to be the shag ponds for
growing onions, have houses
on them now. That is the nat-
ural draining system and you
are building on it. See it and
stop," Mr Deveaux said.


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
S...Offiqe FO.. Box N-7518, Nassau, Baharnas
Offers should reach our office oh or before November 16, 2007




MUSTT- -
VACANT coMieiAL AO liN


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


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, 2007





MUST SELL

VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
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

MUS ILLI


Single storey residence, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and living-dining room Kitchen and entrance
porch. Structure is two years old, constructed of concrete blocks.
For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact;
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
@ 502-0929 or 356-1608
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection unit
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before November 30, 2007


MUST SELL



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.


BUNE


THE TRI













PAGE 12B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


46 per cent of bank loans classified as non-performing


many persons who have bene-
fited from development bank
funding, have adopted the view
that repayment is optional.
"Today, there is up to $56.1
million in outstanding loans,
and $26 million or 46 per cent
are non-performing."
He said that for the past six


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of
2000) WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD., is in
Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcorn Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD:



R com osultants Limited





NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

-In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of
2000) MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcorn Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC.




R com insultants Limited
Liq tar




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of
2000) PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcorn Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD.




Re co m nsultants Limited
Liq ator


11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60
9.55 7.56 Bank of Bahamas 9.55 9.55
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85
3.74 1.60 Bahamas Waste 3.69 3.69
2.62 1.20 Fidelity Bank 2.61 2.61
11.05 9.60 Cable Bahamas 11.05 11.05
3.15 1.83 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15
16.50 11.91 Commonwealth Bank 16.50 16.50
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.60 6.16
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.35 2.35
6.40 5.54 Famguard 6.32 6.32
12.80 11.51 Finco 12.75 12.75
14.75 13.85 FirstCaribbean 14.55 14.55
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 6.09 6.09
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.70 0.70
8.49 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25
10.05 8.52 J.S. Johnson 10.05 10.05
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00


-Low Symbol
14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0 20 RND Holdrinos


years, the BDB's net loss was
valued at $2.2 million per year.

Sustainable

"This clearly is not sustain-
able. Given this reality, our
immediate priority over the
next 12 months is to strengthen


the bank's financial position
and ensure its financial viabil-
ity without substantial finan-
cial support from the Govern-
ment," Mr Cash said.
"Since May 2, 2007, the
Government has given the
bank no indication that it.
intends to provide unlimited


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131 (2)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of 2000)
CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcorn Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher House,
Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator
of CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.





R oom osultants Limited
LiUq r




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131 (2)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of 2000)
SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED, is in
Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,.
2007.

Redcom Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher House,
Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator
of SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED.



R com consultant Limited





NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131 (2)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of 2000)
RANGA RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC., is in
Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcorn Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher House,
Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator
of RANGA RAYS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC.




R com sConaultants Limited


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0.40


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0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
-0.030 0.000 N/M n nn.


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14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.234 1.485 13.9 10.60%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.46 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months DIv $ Yield %
1.3585 1.3087 Colina Money Market Fund 1.358531*
3.3829 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.3829***
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***
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 28 September 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price "* 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week *** 30 September 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths ** 31 July 2007
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV S Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 19B4 = 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007


financial support in order to
keep the doors open. Addi-
tionally international lending
agencies have become unavail-
able as a source of funding, so
internally our mission is clear."

Priority

He added that the new BDB
Board's priority was to work
with management in taking
immediate steps to restructure
the bank's lending and oper-
ating practices, ensuring it
returns to profitability in the
shortest time possible.
"Without profits to invest in
the efficiency and effectiveness
of bank operations, and to pro-
vide new loans to fund eco-
nomically viable projects, the
bank for all intents and pur-


. poses would have outlived its
usefulness something no one
on the new Board believes,"
Mr Cash said.
"A change in the old order
must come."
He said BDB employees
have been put on notice that it
cannot be business, as usual,
which means the Bahamian
public can also expect a tighter
selection criteria on future loan
applications.
A particular focus of the
BDB Board will be the
approval of Family Island pro-
jects, Mr Cash saying these
islands needed to be revi-
talised.
Specifically focusing on Exu-
ma, he said that only one pro-
ject was approved on the island
in 2007.


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of
2000) MANSION ESTATE INC., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcom Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of MANSION ESTATE INC.




R Com c unwtents Lmited
LUqdr




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Busines' Compani e3tP(o. 44 of
2000) CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcom Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC.



rA-
R com on sultants Limited
Liq r




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of
2000) MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcom Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC.




R com n ultants Limited





NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131
(2) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 46 of
2000) TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC., is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was October 17th,
2007.

Redcomrn Consultants Ltd., of the Second Floor Ansbacher
House, Shirley and East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas is the
Liquidator of TOWERLANDS ESTATES INC.


FROM page 1


Business Outlook, Darren
Cagh said: "We must under-
score that we issue loans and
not grants, and they must be
repaid. Regrettably, far too


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Burrows


passes


Series 7

BAHAMIAN James Bur-
rows has passed the National
Association of Securities Deal-
ers (NASD) Series 7 examina-
tion, which allows to apply for
registration as a broker with
the Securities Commission of
the Bahamas.
Mr Burrows, Who prepared
for the exam with the Nassau-
based Nastac Group,. passed
the Series 7 with a score of 88
per cent, well above the pass-
ing mark of 70 per cent and
average passing grade of 73 per
cent. The Series 7 exam fea-
tures 250 multiple choice ques-
tions, and is administered in
two segments of 125 questions
each. Both exams last for three
hours.
Mr Burrows (left) is pic-
tured here with Reece Chip-
man, the former FNM candi-
date for St Thomas More, who
is the Nastac Group's presi-
dent.


BUSINESS


GN600


MINISTRY OF MARITIME AFFAIRS AND LABOR

PORT DEPARTMENT


Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board
for New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building, Prince George Wharf on the 08th November, 2007at 3:00pm for the
purpose of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at
least six (6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in
writing to the. Board and to the applicant i

.. Persoosr atending~, ; ieiig,n,qp ealf ipf an applicant must produce written
authorization at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received
written notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The.under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:


RENEWAL OF MASTER'S LICENCE -FAMILY ISLAND


LICENCE #

6623


6847


7378


-. 6536


6140


NAME*

Cartwnght Mark M.
Long, Island

Harris Michael E.
Knowles, Cat Island

Johnson Patrinck E.
Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera

Smith Joel J
Stanie) Cay, Exuma


CLASS

A


A


A


'I hompson \ alier
P 0 Box EL-2 7620
Nassau, Bahamas


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE- NEW PROVIDENCE


REG. NO APPLICANT


-NB/144/07 Burrows Peter
George Town, Exuma


BOAT
NAME
"The Turtle"
32ft
Fibreglass Hull


CLASS PASS


A 50


LICENCE #
8332


USE


Ferry Boat


NEW BOAT LICENCE -FAMILY ISLAND


REG NO APPLICATION

NB/145/07 D.E.L. Freight &
Purchasing Ltd
P.O. Box F-44000
Preeport, Grand
Bahama

NB/146/07 D.E.L Freight &
Purchasing Ltd.
P.O. Box F-44000
Freeport, Grand
Bahama


REG NO PREVIOUS
OWNER


NP: 930


Harding Frank
P.O. Box SS-6537
Nassau, Babamas


NP: 6398 Harding Frank
P.O. Box SS-6537
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


"Big Ben"
96ft
Steel Hull


"CDMS 181"
180ft
Steel Hull


A 0


A 0


USE


Tug Boat


Barge


7342

7524


8331


6510


6890


6850


8246


7559


NEW OWNER CLASS PASS USE


Adderley Farron
P.O. Box Sb-50104
Nassau, Bahamas
Kerr Marvin
P.O. Box SB-50466
Nassau, Bahamas


B 85 Ferry Boat


B 70 Ferry Boat


7582


NAME

Attaloglou Peter
P.O. Box SS-19112
Nassau, Bahamas

Bowe Eddison
Nassau, Bahamas

Bethel Kenneth Jr.
P.O. Box SS-6035
Nassau, Bahamas

Chariton William H
P.O. Box N-4644
Nassau, Bahamas

Fox Burton P.
P.O. Box Cr-54671
Nassau, Bahamas
Griffith Bradley
P.O. Box SB-50111
Nassau, Bahamas

Maycock Dereck
P.O. Box N-8574
Nassau, Bahamas
Nicholas Benson M
P.O. Box -1019
Nassau, Bahamas

Nairn Tomiko
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas

Newton Wenzel
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas
Russell Scott R.
P.O. Box SS-5515
Nassau, Bahamas
Strachan Brlin
P.O, Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas


RENEWAL COMMERCIAL PERSONAL WATER CRAFT
PARASAILL) NEW PROVIDENCE


Premier Watersports Ltd
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas
Premier Watersports Ltd
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas
Premier Watersports Ltd
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas
Premier Watersports Ltd
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME
H9me Boy
17ft
Boston Whaler
P.S. II
28ft
Boston Whaler
P.S. I
28ft
Boston Whaler
P.S. HI
28ft
Boston Whaler


CLASS PASS


USE


Transport
For Parasail


7205


8207

7946


Parasail
-Only


12 Parasail
Only

12 Parasail
Only


. Smith Edward P,
P.O. Box CB-t11513
Nassau, Bahamas
Strachan Oswald T.
Nassau, Bahamas
Williams Shawn
P.O. Box NP- 9810
Nassau. Bahamas
Wells Kevin A
P.O. Box BE. 17875
Nassau


Collimnaae P. Fetuson (Miss)
(for) Port Controller


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


CLASS

B


B

B


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 3229


NP: P.S.#2 PT


NP: P.S.# 1 PI


NP: P.S.#3 P.I


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NON SEOUITUR


TIGER


CRYPTIC PUZZLE


ACROSS
1 Juvenile'love of a fruit drink (5)
6 Seesure disasters an evil (5)
9 It's edible, but for Its tall (7)
10 One way to help to be sober (5)
U It'srudeto beralkishl(5)
12. In Ireland, it takes some time to get
a new hati l5)
13 Letter to a kunk from a pig (7)
15 We understand it's in Bridgetown,
Barbados (3)
17 But over fifty by the end of
February (4)
18 Make a furious fuss, or maybe just
"make" (6)
19 If ted out In the meadow (5)
20 Tum 6 into 9 (6)
22 Await an offer with new heart (4)
24 Rod mentioned a list (3)
25 In short, he could do with one less
26 Blck mark for a fellow getting out
ofline(5)
27 You'll never convince him to leave
a bit out (5)
28 Heathen all out to be a bit savage?
(5)
29 What L is for? (7)
30 Uke every single adult (5)
31 Make up at lunch time (5)


D


Famous Hand


South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
NORTH
*J1043
VJ32
*QJ7542
4-
WEST EAST
*Q85 *976
V964 .V75
*83 *AK1096
+K10852 4J63
SOUTH
+AK2
TAKQ 108
S-
+AQ974
The bidding:
South West North East
2 Pass 2* Dble
2 V Pass 34 Pass
44 Dble 54 Pass
5 + Pass 6V
Opening lead eight of diamonds.
Over the past three decades, Pak-
istan's Zia Mahmoud has firmly
established himself as one of the
world's best players. He is especially
well-known both for his daring and
for his uncanny knack of sensing
how the opponents' cards are distrib-
uted.
Here is an example of Zia in
action. The hand occurred at the
1983 world championship in Stock-
holm, Sweden. Playing against


Indonesia, Zia was South and got to
six hearts on the sequence shown.
During the auction, West had
repeatedly inquired about the mean-
ing of the North-South bids. In Zia's
experience, players don't usually ask
such questions unless they hold some
high-card values. Since East had
very early indicated diamond
strength by doubling North's two-
diamond response, Zia decided that
West (who had later doubled four
clubs) probably held both the king of
clubs and queen of spades.
Proceeding on this assumption,
Zia ruffed the diamond lead, ruffed a
club, led a spade to the ace and nuffed
a second club. A spade to the king
was followed by a third club ruff. Zia
then ruffed a diamond and cashed the
A-K-Q of trumps.
By this time, 10 tricks had been
played. Zia's last three cards were
the spade deuce and A-Q of clubs,
while West had the spade queen and
K-10 of clubs. Exercising his cus-
tomary good judgment, Zia now
exited with the spade deuce to West's
queen, and West's forced club return
into the A-Q gave South the slam.
Not surprisingly, Zia was the only
declarer in the event to make six
hearts. But through the years, the
bridge world has learned that results
like this are commonplace whenever
he is one of the competitors..


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21st -
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S1 owT m oo"I letters or more can you make
fOTH 4 OFOUF from the letters shown here? In
I HOUE making a word, each letter may a
be used once only. Each must 9 a
contain the centre letter and .- sg
there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 20; very good 30; excellent
*40 (or more). Solution
-- -* ~ tomorrow.


DOWN
Make a come-back again with an
act (6)
Peevish and nervous about a bit of
dirt (6)
Experienced In garish advertising
(3)
One Immersed in his job? (5)
It's sweet (but cowardly?) (7)
State that it's genteel to raise one's
hat! (4)
Pushing three pins Into It can give
you power (6)
The value, to me, of a pointless rite
(5)
Injurious to a team, note (5)
For her, nothing may be evil (5)
Many are In profit, kid (5)
Belef In what Is often ethical (5)
College head, angular and
Immaculate (5)
Worried when allowed to go
around with bitter heart (7)
African style of.bun for a Scot,
perhaps (6)
In movies, he could have made
Garbo tip-topl (6)
Keep in date, possibly (6)
Lacking solidarity as a party? (5)
The only one caught? (4)
One of the Green twins (3)


CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 4, Eights 7, Proposes 8, Spo-t on 10, C-R-ook 13, Ma-l-d 14, Eats 15,
Days 16, Shy 17, Cain 19, T-R-oy 21, (reln)Carnation 23, Port 24, G-old 26, Jug
27, Fret 29, E-yes 32, Sue-d 33, Mo-U-th 34, No help 35, Lark-spur 36, A-ff-Ray
DOWN: 1, Space 2, Co-R.-ot 3, Soak 4, ES-say 5, Go-O-d. 6, Too-thy 9, Pistil 11,
Rap 12, O-scar 13, Man-aged 15, D-in 16, Son 18, A-rtfu-I 20, Rode-O 21, Cog
22, To-t 23, Put off 25, Set 28, Re-p-ly 30, Yuppy 31, Shorn 32, Se-er 33, Mike

EASY SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 4, Endear 7, Appendix 8, Treble 10, Snare 13, Pool 14, Hare 15, Pell 16,
Arc 17, Fool 19, Tire 21, Pertinent 23, Ford 24, Cone 26, Sap 27, Ajar 29, Rust
32, Lion 33, Otter 34, Shrink 35, Earliest 36, Broker
DOWN: 1, Harsh 2, Spear 3, Once 4, Extol 5, Duel 6, Allure 9, Rotten 11, Nag 12,
Refer 13, Pelican 15, Pot 16, Art 18, Ordain 20, Inert 21, Pop 22, Nor 23, Father
25, Use 28, Joker 30, Utter 31, Truth 32, Link 33, Only


ACROSS
Type of wood
(5)
Mar (5)
Atom (7)
Grid (5)
Treatise (5)
Decree (5)
Magnificent
array (7)
Thus (3)
Norse god (4)
Royal residence
(6)
Poem (5)
Secret (6)
Eye
inflammation (4)
Fish eggs (3)
Wandered (7)
English novelist
(5)
Shoot (5)
Burn (5)
Dream (7)
Viper (5)
Move
steqlthily (5)


2
3
4
5
6
7
8
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
23
25
26
28


DOWN
Out of the
country (6)
Draw off (6)
Charred
Den (5)
Distinguished
(7)
Nuisance (4)
Slanted
letter (6)
Evade (5)
Of the ice caps
(5)
Relative (5)
Over-seasoned
(5)
Yielded (5)
Crockery
item (5)
Number (7)
Cavorted (6)
Small dish (6)
Colour (6)
Rational (5)
Awful (4)
Drink
daintily (3)


MONDAY,
OCT 22


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You're taking a step in the right
direction this week, Aries, but you
won't seem to make much forward
progress. Better regroup and work
toward your goal again next week.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A short stint of feeling sorry for your-
self is obliterated when your self-con-
fidence returns, Taurus. You'll make
monumental strides in the days to
come that will also.boost your ego.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You've been looking for help in all
the wrong places, Gemini. Why not
focus your sights closer to home?
Family members should be the first
people you call upon.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Time is of the essence in regard to a
work situation, Cancer, but you've
been dawdling much too often in this
area. Put your nose to the grindstone
and make some action.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Wishing and hoping are no ways to
get things accomplished, LAo. Plot a
course of action and take steps to see
it through to its completion. You'll
feel much more satisfied.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You have been working too hard at
making a relationship work, Virgo.
The signs are clear: this matchup just
has no future. Cut your losses while
you still can.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
When it comes to your week, Libra,
there are surprises around every cor-
ner. If you keep in mind that there will
be no dull moments, it'll be much eas-
ier for you to muddle through.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You'll have a hand in a project at
work that will bring you great suc-
cess, Scorpio. Just don't let all the
backslapping go to your head. Next
time you'll have to work even harder.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
An argument with someone at
home leaves you looking for allies,
Sagittarius. Unfortunately, no one
is taking your side this time around.
Better rethink your strategy,
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
It's time to make a drastic change in
your life, Capricorn. Perhaps you
should think about relocating or switch-
ing jobs. Your head is firmly planted on
your shoulders, so it'll be easy.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You finally have the motivation to
tackle a laundry list of projects,
Aquarius. Take one at a time or you
could get overwhelmed and want to
abandon the tasks at hand.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
A stroke of luck finds you in a very
fortunate place later in the week,
Pisces. It's just what you need to
brighten your mood.


I H SS by eona d B a d en


Theodore Tylor v Sir George ,
Thomas, Margate 1936. Back in
the balmy days of the 1930s
the Oxford law professor Tylor
and the badminton-playing
baronet Thomas were among
the regulars in England's
international tournaments.
They were generally crunched
by visiting grandmasters, but
were dangerous tacticians
given the opportunity. Here
Thomas (Black, to move),
though nominally a pawn
down, has the initiative plus a
monster passer at e2. You
would expect a tactical finish
from such a set-up, and Sir
George took just two turns to


2 I I


8465
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demonstrate victory. What
happened?
LEONARD BARDEN


S Chess solution 8465:1...Nt4 (threat Nh3+) i Mnt
Nd3! and White resigned due to 3 Qxd3Qxcl4 or 3
OxhG qxhi forking White's rooks.


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MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 22, 2007
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B WPLG (cc) Who? "The Job" woman on a romantic gondola ride;
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A&E Camp Fear" tio and the team search for a killer tio and the team search fora killer liked man found dead. (CC)
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HALL Texas Ranger rine's vengeful quest to kill the man Rebecca McFarland. Two drifters leam the meaning of home with an ag-
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TNT der"Killerz" f man may have been the target of a gunned down while arriving at his sive husband is a suspect in the
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