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Title: The Tribune.
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Publication Date: 10/27/2007
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Volume: 103 No. 279 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2007 PRICE- 750

Prosecutors ask

for unlawful sex

charges to be


Tribune Staff Reporter
PROSECUTORS in the high
profile trial of Randy Fraser are
optimistic that the Attorney
General's office will make a
decision by Monday on whether
to reinstate charges of unlaw-.
ful sexual intercourse against
the well known bishop.
The prosecution also
expressed the desire to have the
case go before the Supreme
Court if the request is approved.
This would allow the trial to be
heard before a jury instead of a
According to Inspector Don
Bannister, the police prosecu-
tor who handled the Crown's
case against Bishop Fraser, a
request for reinstatement was
filed on Wednesday with the
Attorney General's office.
"We've already done what we

pany behind a $700 million
marina project at Rum Cay yes-
terday distanced itself from a
bitter dispute between two
wealthy US investors on the
John Mittens, chairman of
Montana Holdings, which is
building the 900-acre upscale
resort, said he had tried to settle
differences between the pair
without success.
He said he had offered mon-
ey to American businessman
David Cummings in a bid to
overcome his grievances in rela-
tion to the sale of Sumner Point
Marina to Montana by Mr Bob
But Mr Cummings, he
claimed, had replied by saying
he did not want money, only
the removal of the Little family
from the Bahamas.
Mr Mittens told The Tribune:
"I said there was no way I could
do that."
Montana. Marine Services, a
company linked to Montana
Holdings but with a different
shareholder structure, has been
negotiating to buy Sumner
Point Marina to complement
Montana's ambitious develop-
ment plans for Rum Cay.
The Little family, the mari-
na's owners, have been in dis-
pute with Mr Cummings over
The Green Flash Restaurant,
which stood on the site.
Last week, the matter came

had to do. We have already
delivered the file to the Attor-
ney General's office with a
request for reinstatement."
While Inspector Bannister
refrained from speculating if the
Attorney General's office
would approve the request, he
expressed optimism that Bishop
Fraser would have to answer to
the charges. Inspector Bannis-
ter added that he was keeping
his "fingers crossed."
"We are hoping by Monday
the Attorney General's office
will have made a decision. The
matter is out of our hands," he
said during an interview with
The Tribune on Friday.
Attempts were made to secure
a comment from the Attorney
General's office, however an
official could not be reached for
comment up to press time.
SEE page 8

to a head when a demolition
team moved in during the night
to bulldoze the wooden struc-
ture to the ground.
Mr Cummings, who runs a
pollution control company in
New York state, reacted angri-
ly to the building's destruction,
claiming he was the victim of
an "evil conspiracy'" to drive
him off the island.
Ownership 6f the restaurant
and other issues between the
Littles and Mr Cummings are
now the subject of litigation.
Yesterday, Mr Mittens said
there blad been "a running dis-
pute" between the Little family
and Mr Cummings which his
company became aware of
when it put in an offer for Sum-
ner Point Marina.
"We put in an offer that was
accepted, but the sale has not
gone through because it is sub-
ject to government approval
which we are in the process of
applying for.
"We did, however, take over
the management and operation
of the marina. I personally
wanted to try to settle the dis-
pute with Mr Cummings. He
told me he didn't want any
money. He said 'All I want is
for the Little family to be
thrown out of the Bahamas'."
Mr Mittens said he under-
stood Mr Cummings could no
SEE page 8





for alleged

assault on

12 year-old

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A parent was
arrested by police on Wednes-
day allegedly for violently
assaulting a 12-year-old student
at St Georges' High School'
According to reports, the
mother went to the school
around 7,50am and attacked
Bernard Rolle Jr, an eighth
grade student.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that a school security
guard had summoned the
woman to the school, inform-
ing her that her son, who is also
a student there, had been
assaulted earlier by Rolle.
lice When she arrived at the cam-
tun- pus, according to police, she
ani accosted Rolle and began
on punching, kicking and stomp-
ing him.
SEE page 8

Ex-Bahamas Archbishop in

battle for .life against cancer

Catholics urged'to pray

for Lawrence Burke

CATHOLIC churches
throughout the Bahamas were
asked to pray for Archbishop
Lawrence Burke who is seri-
ously ill with cancer at his resi-
dence in K i".he an. Jamaica.
Archbishop Patrick Pinder,
in a memo sent to all pastors
and administrators this week,
informed them that he had spo-
ken with Archbishop Burke
who told him that it had been
discovered that his lung cancer

had grown slightly and there
was now concern for his liver.
Archbishop Pinder asked
parishioners to remember their
former archbishop in their
A large banquet, planned for
last night, went ahead without
the archbishop. The banquet
was organised to celebrate the
archbishop's 75th birthday,
which is today. However, it was
too late when his health started

Archbishop Lawrence Burke

to deteriorate rapidly for the
organizers to cancel the ban-
que.t for which tickets had
already been sold.
Today the mass of thanksgiv-
ing, which was to be held in
Holy Trinity Cathedral,
Kingston, to celebrate his birth-
day and 26 years as bishop was
Archbishop Burke, who has
been battling cancer for the past
few years, receiving treatment
in Texas and in KileLt,n.
received news of its spread last
week when he went for his reg-
SEE page 8

Kozeny: Appeal

move to be rapid

LOCAL prosecutors say
they intend to act as "quickly
as possible" in their appeal of a
ruling earlier this week that
overturned an extradition order
for Czech-born investor Viktor
"We intend to inove as
soon as possible. We already

gave notice of our intention to
appeal right after the judgment
was issued. You normally have
21 days in which to file the
notice of appeal," Loren Klein
of the Attorney General's
Office told The Tribune yester-
SEE page 8

Tribune Staff Reporter
'IIIE MOTHER who was
shot in her face by armed rob-
hers is awaiting a replacement
jawbone, a family member said
SaIyvai Johnson, the daughter-

in-law of victim Lorraine Fran-
cis, told The Tribune her con-
dition has improved tremen-
dously in the Intensive Care
Unit at Princess Margaret I-los-
pital, but doctors still need to
replace her jawbone, which was
damaged during the attack.
SEE page 8

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.THE PUBLIC should be aware of a possible cell phone card scam. According to pol
sources, scam artists are using BTC's Cybercell phone cards, then re-painting scratched PIN nm
hers with black paint only to re-sell the useless phone cards to unsuspecting buyers. Assist
Superintendent Walter Evans, told The Tribune he was not able to make an official statement
the matter yesterday as police are gathering information and conducting investigations.
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asked for

gay rights


THREE senior political fig-
ures who backed a homosexual
rights bill in 1989 are being
asked to explain themselves by
anti-gay campaigners.
Sir Clement Maynard, Paul
Adderley and Janet Bostwick
all former Cabinet ministers
were firm supporters of the
bill when it was first debated,
according to fathers' and chil-
dren's rights champion Clever
And now was the time for
them to come forward and
explain their thinking on the
issue to the Bahamian public,
he told The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Duncombe's challenge
came as he declared his inten-
tion to release a 20-volume cas-
sette recording of the House of
Assembly debates during which
the Sexual Offences and
Domestic Violence Bill was dis-
cussed and eventually passed.
He believes the public should
know who backed the bill and
why, especially in view of the
fact that the legislation had a
major impact on Bahamian
society, especially its children.
"They ought to be called
upon to explain themselves,"
he said, "These persons, while
they are still living, should tell
the nation why they took such a
devastating route.
"Many of the homosexuals
practising in this country now
were not even born then," he
added, "Back then, when they
were debating this bill, the
penalty for homosexual acts was
20 years in prison. Then they

decriminalised it completely."
Mr Duncombe said a life sen-
tence had been the penalty up
until 1986, when an amendment
reduced the term to 20 years.
Yet, he said, they never policed
the legislation.
"Only two persons were
brought before the courts and
charged in our history," he
"If they were not policing it,
why decriminalise it if the law
was not being enforced?" Mr
Hubert Ingraham said at the
time that there was a high pro-
liferation of this lifestyle and
that parliament was not
exempted from the percentage.
"We know that homosexuals
are in our parliament and in our
church. As a matter of fact, they
are everywhere. I am very sus-
picious as to why they decrimi-
nalised homosexuality in our
Mr Duncombe's call for
senior political figures to
explain themselves came as he
stepped up his campaign to
have the act which eventual-
ly passed through parliament in
1991 taken off .the statute
"I believe all MPs who were
part of this debate should come
forward and say why it was
passed," he said.
Meanwhile, he said he had
been receiving "overwhelming"
support for his campaign, which
will be holding its first town
meeting next month.
"People are urging me not to
give up the cause," he added,

"They have been saying they
will attend our public meetings
to have this legislation thrown
Mr Duncombe claimed he
had been "demonised" since his
campaign began, not only by
international gays on the Inter-
net, but also some local politi-
He said one leading FNM
official told him he must be pre-
pared to "suffer the conse-
quences" if he continued his
"However, I don't care if they
demonise me," he added, "I am
prepared to become a martyr
for this cause. My concern has
never been with two people in a
bedroom, it's about the impact
this is having on our children.
"A lot of boys, in particular,
have been hurt by this lifestyle.
These are my concerns. It is
now affecting our boys and girls,
and our STD and AIDS rates
are the highest per capital in the
"I can't remain silent on this
issue. We are raising funds for
this campaign and you will see
the first town meeting in
November. This is a serious
problem and we must hold our
legislators accountable."
Mr Duncombe said he
intended to disseminate "sound-
bites" from the House debates
"because the public needs to
., The bill, though first intro-
duced in 1989, was initially
referred to a select committee.
It was passed two years later.

Police election nominees named

NEW elections to select offi-
cers who will be joining the
Police Staff Association will be
held on November 15.
Nominations for the 2007-
2008 elections were conducted
on October 25 and included a

wide selection of officers from
the different ranks within the
police force.
The nominees included 20
officers of the rank of constable,
16 corporals, 14 sergeants and
two of the rank of inspector.

The two inspectors nominat-
ed are Inspector Bradley Sands,
the current executive chairman
of the Police Staff Association,
and Inspector Ricardo Richard-.
The 14 sergeants nominated
Dwight Smith
Frankie Edmond
Andrew Rodgers
Jerry Josey
Dwayne Rolle
Barry Smith
Larry Rolle
Paul Johnson
Chris K Barr
Theodore Neilly
Lisa Saunders-Armbrister
Tonya Thompson-Moss
Clementina Nixon
Michelle Farrington
The 16 corporals nominated
are: 0
Denika Sampson
Edna Fowler
*Inez Miller
Sonny Miller
Claudius Collie
Stephan Joseph-Johnson
Addison Ferguson
Ted Porter, Ivan Deveaux
Prescott Pinder
Reno McPhee
Conrad Jennings
Philip C Cox
Garvin Mackey
Cassell Higgs and Gustavis
The 20 constables nominat-
ed are:
Shenique Ford
Bryony Thompson-Hep-
Avion Forbes
Lashandra Bowe
Sheniqua Miller-Rolle
.* Jacqueline Jones
Marion Carey
Judith Hinsey
Melinda Robinson
Forrester Carroll
Calvin Bain
Kirk Bastian
Bruce Chisholm
Latroy A Bodie
Kendal Lewis
Frederick Delancy
Craig Thompson
Mik Sears Jr
Ronnie Ferguson
Deon Penerman


Minister of State for Immigration Elma Campbell, with Hilton general manager Peter
Webster and Bahamas Chamber of Commerce members, cuts the first slice of cake.

Hilton celebrates

8th anniversary

THE British Colonial Hilton celebrated its eighth anniversary with the Minister of State for
Immigration Elma Campbell and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
The cake was cut by the Minister herself, along with General Manager Peter Webster and was
served to more than 60 persons in the Wedgewood Room at the Hotel.
Situated on the original site of Old Fort Nassau and built in the early 1900s, The British Colo-
nial Hilton is an historical masterpiece which has undergone extensive multi-million dollar ren-
The luxury beachfront hotel has 288 rooms, including 20 suites offering both pristine ocean and
island views.
It is also home to over 10,000 square feet of meeting room spaces and the island's famous Portofi-
no Restaurant.

The British Colonial Hilton cake

Tribune Staff Reporter
BOTH adults and children
have to take care if they are to
have a "happy and safe" Hal-
loween, said Supt Stephen
Dean and his team at the
police's southeastern division
as they released tips for rev-
ellers of all ages yesterday.
While one of the best aspects
of Halloween for many is the
costumes, helping your child
pick the right costume for their
trick-or-treating or party is not
a simple matter of creativity and
According to the notice, safe-
ty considerations such as
whether the costume is fire-
proof, has eye holes big enough
for children to see in all direc-
tions, and if accessories such
as the ever-popular plastic
scythes or pitchforks have
smooth and flexible tips so as
not to cause injury, must be
Children also need to be
streetwise, police said, as trick
or treating is not what it used to
"Teaching your kids basic
everyday safety such as not get-
ting into cars or talking to
strangers, watching both ways
before crossing streets and
crossing when the lights tell you
to, will help make them safer
when they are out trick-or-treat-
ing," it said.
And, of course, a responsible

adult must accompany young
children, so if you cannot per-
sonally accompany your child
then arrange to find another
suitable person.
Knowledge is power and
could save you a lot of stress
later on. The police advise that
you know what route your child
is set to take, what parties they

your kids
basic everyday
safety will
help make
them safer
when they are
out trick-or-

may be attending, and what
time you should expect them
"Parents of trick-or-treating
kids can get so caught up in the
fun themselves that they might
forget some simple safety ideas
that could save everyone some
trouble. Having a fun and safe
Halloween will make it all
worthwhile," said the police.
Ensuring your children know
the difference between "tricks
and vandalism" is another

parental responsibility. "If they
are caught vandalising, make
them clean up the mess they've
made," said the division.
Additionally, animal cruelty is
not acceptable and is in fact
punishable by law, whether it
is Halloween or not, and par-
ents must ensure their children
know this is the case.
The division emphasises that
adults have to take care of
themselves too on Halloween
"Adults like to have as much
fun during Halloween as the
kids do. Adult Halloween par-
tics tend to include dancing,
alcohol use and catered food.
Using common sense can make
a party a great one and avoid
anything that may ruin it," said
Drinking and driving is not
only illegal but could be partic-
ularly dangerous over Hal-
loween, therefore friends are
advised to look out for each
other and not allow anyone to
drive drunk.
"Take the keys away from
anyone that may be driving
(drunk). Have one person stay
sober and offer to drive those
people home who may be too
intoxicated to drive," they sug-
"Remember, there are small
and excited ghosts., goblins and
other Halloween creatures on
the road on Halloween night,
drive slowly and with caution
to avoid accidentally knocking
down a child."



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Halloween safety





Furious residents demand

Haitian shanty investigation

FURIOUS residents living near a Haitian shan-
ty settlement off Joe Farrington Road yesterday
invited government officials to see conditions
there for themselves.
"Perhaps they would like to stop by, take off
their shoes and have a good old tiptoe through the
human manure field nearby," said one home-
Their comments came after Department of
Environmental Health official Melanie McKenzie
said an investigation would be held into com-

plaints about the site's health dangers.
Earlier this week, a woman resident living near-
by said her husband had fallen ill because of a
waterborne infection from the site.-
She said he was now being treated with antibi-
otics to combat helicobactor pylori, which is often
transmitted orally by faecal matter in food and
The resident believes the lack of toilet facilities
on the site leads to pollution of the water table.
and surrounding wells.

With recent heavy rain and flooding, she said
she had used extra chlorine to try to combat the
Yesterday, a Joe Farrington Road resident
urged Ms McKenzie to investigate the matter for
herself, adding: "I want to know why they will not
close down these slums. What is it about them
they seem to need?
"These Haitians make good money and can
well afford to rent. What is it? Please tell us. Stop
telling us you'll investigate and take action

In Abaco, where Haitian slum sites are also a
pressing problem, the administrator, Cephas
Cooper, has ordered a crackdown on new shanty
He has ordered government workmen into The
Mud site at Marsh Harbour to dismantle new,
unoccupied homes in the community.
The action followed a public meeting at which
disquiet was expressed over the spreading slum

Tribune Staff Reporter
DOCTORS still have not
determined a date for Dame
Marguerite Pindling's release
from hospital, despite assur-
ances that the widow of the
"father of the nation" is steadi-
ly improving.
Last week Dame Marguerite
was transferred from Princess
Margaret Hospital's Intensive
Care Unit to a regular hospital
* Sources at the hospital told
The Tribune yesterday that the
patient is now comfortably rest-
ing and being treated for pan-
creatitis in the private female
surgical ward.
Dr Conville Brown said yes-
terday that Dame Marguerite
continues to recover, but could
not say when his patient will be
able to return home.
The widow of the late Sir
Lynden Pindling, who is in her
early 70s, was admitted to the
Intensive Care Unit of PMH
almost two weeks ago to receive
treatment for acute abdominal

At that time, doctors predict-
ed that she would make a full
recovery and be released from
hospital within "several days."
Dr Brown would not confirm
or deny reports that Dame Mar-
guerite is suffering from pan-
creatitis an inflammation of
the large gland behind the stom-
ach and the duodenum.
Speaking on behalf of the
Pindling family last week, Dr
Brown said that although Dame
Marguerite is a public figure,
she is not a public servant and
therefore privacy should be
awarded to some aspects of her
"She was admitted for acute
abdominal pain. The family
doesn't want any elaboration,
they don't want any details dis-
cussed," Dr Brown said.
Acute pancreatitis usually
occurs suddenly and lasts only
for a short period of time. In
the case of chronic pancreatitis
the condition does not resolve
itself and results in a slow
destruction of the pancreas. In
severe cases of the rare disease,
bleeding of the gland may
occur, resulting in tissue dam-
age, infection, or cysts.



. Grand Bahama

Power union

i ^talks 'fruitful'

Minister of Labour and Mar-
itime Affairs Dion Foulkes
(pictured left) announced that
talks this week between man-
agement of the Grand Bahama
Power Company and leaders
of the Commonwealth Electri-
cal Workers Union (CEWU)
and the Bahamas Industrial
Engineers, Managerial and
Supervisors Union (BIEMSU)
were "fruitful".
He said both sides commit-
ted to refrain from public
demonstrations during his
involvement in the matter.
Mr Foulkes travelled to
Grand Bahama to meet with
the parties in dispute in an
effort to seek an amicable res-
olution to contract negotiations
between them.
On Thursday, Minister
Foulkes met with the unions'
executives and management of
the Power Company, with the
second round of talks held as a
joint meeting between the
groups yesterday. The meet-
ings were held at the Office of
the Prime Minister in Freeport.

Mr Foulkes said, "We had
two days of meetings here in
Grand Bahama. Yesterday
(Thursday) I met separately
with the two unions and then
in the afternoon I met with the
management group.
"I have a clear appreciation
for what the contentious issues
are and also I am optimistic
that we are able to bring about
a resolution.
"We met again this morning
(Friday) with both manage-
ment and unions. The talks
were very fruitful and very cor-
"Both sides have agreed to
refrain from any public utter-
ances or demonstrations dur-
ing the time of my involvement
in this matter."
Mr Foulkes confirmed that
the parties will meet again next
"I shall return to Grand
Bahama the week of Novem-
ber 5 to do a follow-up meet-
ing to see to what extent we
can bring a final conclusion to
the negotiations," he said.

:Bahamas to remain outside

unified Caribbean airspace

The Ministry of Tourism
has officially released the
numbers for 2007, compar-
ing and analysing tourism in
all the islands of the
Bahamas. These statistics
prove just how well Bimini is
positioning itself on the map
these days whether for fishing
tournaments or vacations for
families and couples.
According to the Bahamas
Hotel Association report
based on numbers calculat-
ed from January-July 2007,
air arrivals in Bimini. are up
by 32 per cent compared to
air arrivals in Abaco, Andros,
Cat Cay, Cat Island and Exu-
ma all which are down
when compared to 2006 num-
"We are extremely pleased
with the success and growth
of Bimini Bay Resort as it
has become a destination for
everyone to enjoy including

families, couples, groups,
meetings and of course hon-
eymooners," says Anthony
Stuart, executive director of
the Bahamas Out Islands
Promotion Board (BOIPB).
"The great thing for Bimini is
that the success is not only
being experienced at the
resort by also by the local
stores, the fishing and dive
operators, tour guides and
Bimini tourist numbers
were especially large during
holidays like. US Indepen-
dence Day, Labor Day week-
end and Memorial Day
Between 2006 and 2007,
Bimini Bay Resort went from
hosting two events to 12.
"With this increase of fishing
tournaments and various
events, the resort will contin-
ue to set the standards among
this new wave of tourism
everyone is experiencing in
the Out Islands," sid Bimini
Bay in a statement.
"Bimini Bay Resort will
continue to contribute to the
rising growth of tourism in
the Bahamas. Guests of the
Bahamas can look forward
to more fishing tournaments
and holiday events that are
being planned in Bimini for
2008," the statement said.
"Bimini Bay looks forward
to breaking more records in
the future as it continues its
expansion with the Conrad
Hotel, casino, spa, Robert
Trent Jones, Jr designed
links golf course and a sec-
ond private island."


THE BAHAMAS will not be
signing on to the San Juan
Accord a proposal to imple-
ment a single airspace and com-
mon civil aviation regime for
the entire Caribbean region.
The region's tourism and civ-
il aviation ministers this week
signed on to the accord which is
aimed at improving the man-
agement of international and
intra-regional air.services in
order to maintain and improve
the vibrancy and competitive-
ness of the region's tourism sec-
At the closing of the 30th
annual Caribbean Tourism
Conference (CTC-30) in Puerto
Rico this week, the Bahamas'
former director general of
tourism and current chairman
of the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace told the 630 dele-
gates that it is important for the
development of the Caribbean
that the region be viewed as
"one space" in future.
"For a long period of time we
kept talking about open skies
but the notion of having a single
Caribbean airspace is really
what we are talking about and
that obviously would be facili-
tated enormously by having a

common civil aviation regime,"
he said.
While other Caribbean coun-
tries will be working towards
establishing a single air space,
researchers who compiled the
San Juan Accord, acknowl-
edged that the Bahamas, along
with Barbados and Trinidad
and Tobago, does not want to
negotiate such an arrangement
any time in the near future.
Bahamasair together with Air
Jamaica, BWIA and Suriname
Airways were classified within
the report as providing limited
intra-regional service;'
The Bahamas' airspace is cur-
rently controlled by the Unit-
ed States. However, there has
been a push by local officials in
recent years towards allowing
the Bahamas to control its own
air space.
In addition to the resolution
on the single Caribbean air
space, projects such as the
launch of a Caribbean-dedicat-
ed website were discussed on
the closing day of the CTC-30.
The new website will give
members of the Caribbean
Tourism Organisation, industry
partners, media and the public
access to a extensive source of
information on the region.


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary General Meeting
of the Shareholders of the above-named Company duly convened and
held on the 5th day of October, 2007 the following resolution were
wound up voluntarily.
RESOLVED that Luis Enrique Tellez be appointed the Liquidator
for the purpose of such winding up.
Dated the 10th day of October 2007.

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Attack of the killer bugs

THE television set in the waiting room of
the Temple Veterans Affairs Hospital in
Waco, Texas, was tuned to CNN.
Every few minutes the station would
repeat the news story about an antibiotic-
resistant superbugg" that was killing more
Americans than AIDS.
Of particular interest to us was the news
that most people picked up their infection of
this potentially deadly superbug in hospitals.
"That's just great," one vet grumbled at
the news. "If it's not one thing, it's another."
There's no debate over whether these
life-threatening infections are natural or
man-made. They are man-made.
Researchers with national Centres for
Disease Control and Prevention report that
infections from this superbug in 2005 made
an estimated 94,000 Americans seriously ill
and killed almost 19,000, which was 2,000
more than the total national death toll from
Known as methicillin-resistant Staphylo-
coccus aureus, or MRSA, this infection was
once relegated nearly entirely to hospitals.
More recently, MRSA infections have
turned up in a variety of places, including'
schools, prisons, gyms, health clubs, nursing
homes and military training facilities.
MRSA infections.got a big boost in the
press when a previously healthy 17-year-
old high school football player in Bedford,
Va., died from a superbug infection. No
one knows where he picked it up.
Because millions of people routinely car-
ry around staph bacteria on their skin or in
their noses, an occasional staph infection is
no cause for concern.
Localized skin infections from common
staph are easily treated.
MRSA superbugs are a different story.
Not only can these invasive infections cause
more serious skin infections, they also can
infect the bloodstream, urinary tract or the
lining of the brain. MRSA infections also
can lead to pneumonia, which also can kill
CDC experts estimate that 85 per cent of
MRSA infections still occur in hospitals and
other medical settings despite the growing
number of superbug infections occurring in
other places where there is person-to-person

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Nassau, Bahamas

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All applicants should possess the following:

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The problem of drug-resistant microbes
began as soon as drugs were invented to
fight the infections caused by these organ-
Penicillin became popular in the 1950s as
a treatment for a variety of infections and
diseases. Before long, there were penicillin-
resistant staphylococci, which led to the
development of new generations of antibi-
Now a half-century later, it appears the
mutating bugs are winning out over the
medical researchers in what amounts to a
rapidly accelerating arms race.
Part of the problem has come from the
overuse of antibiotics. Many patients prac-
tically demand that doctors give them pre-
scriptions for antibiotics for problems that
would be better treated by less aggressive
It is reported that antibiotics are pre-
scribed even for viral infections that do not
respond to a drug that targets bacteria.
In my own experience, I often find that it
is doctors who constantly demand that I
take an antibiotic regimen for one thing or
In the past two years, I have been ordered
to take antibiotics for dental procedures, a
cough, urinary infections and an arm infec-
* I carry a typewritten list of the antibiotics
prescribed to me over the past two years
that fills an entire page. 1 bring out my list
whenever a doctor says I need a new antibi -
otic prescription.
Normally, I am told that the risk from
the microbe outweighs the risk that I will
encourage drug-resistant superbugs.
Recent news stories about MRSA report
that a major risk factor for MRSA infec-
tion includes people who recently or fre-
quently use antibiotics.
It would be nice if the pharmaceutical
industry was working hard to develop new
antibiotics to keep ahead of the drug-resis-
tant superbugs. Unfortunately, that's not
the case.
Sometimes you can't win for losing.
(This article was written by Rowland
Nethaway of the Cox News Service. Neth-
away is senior editor of the Waco Tribune-

It's a matter

of principle

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I COMMEND the principal
Mr Marvin Duncombe, his vice
principal, staff and parents of
the Preston Albury High School
for their stand against lawless-
ness and indiscipline on school
Discipline is paramount in all
learning institutions if any
teaching is to be effective.
Students become citizens and
in order for us to have a law-
abiding society then we must
make our students cognisant of
the fact that there are laws that
govern society and that when
these laws are broken there are

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



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consequences. No one should
be exempt because of race,
colour of skin or political per-
Your decision, Mr Dun-
combe, was one of compassion.
It was in the best interest of the
child and society in general.
We speak of curbing violence
then let us show that we are
No educational authority
should impede or undermine a

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THERE has to be not a soul
in The Bahamas who are simply
sick and tired of the alleged pro-
gramming of ZNS TV13 Com-
munity Channel/Cable and now
JCN even them at certain times.
Television is supposed to be
entertainment, but we have
basically programme after pro-
gramme from churches 24/7 -
everyone screaming as if there
are no microphones. It is sick-
ening that after almost 30 years
of national television ZNS is
totally unable to bring some
watch-able television.
Community Channel/Cable
why do we have to suffer
watching those re-runs day after
day? Cable a question? When
you lose your signal, especially
for the Miami stations, I am
Curious why does the logo of
Direct TV come up a box
number and contract number? 1
hope it is not what I suspect it is
all about?
JCN... you are the junior, try-
ing and your programmes are
good but you also have too
many church broadcasts. The

decision by an administrator
which is in the best interest of a
child/or children.
Sir, you are owed an apology
and you must be commended
for the excellent work you and
your staff have done and con-
tinue to do at the Preston
Albury High School.
As a teacher and native of
Eleuthera, I say, be encouraged.
You and your staff continue to
stand on principle.
. Take refuge in Ephesians six
and continue to stand for right.
God bless.
October, 2007.

Public Utilities Commission
needs to be far more observant
as to the content of the pro-
gramming and insist that if you
have a Television License it has
to be entertaining educative
as well as cover sports, culture
and, yes, religion but not reli-
gion 50 per cent of broadcast
time or more then.....
In two years Cable Bahamas
license comes up for renewal--
it was the original FNM Gov-
ernment that gave them a 15-
year monopoly, no further
monopoly Mr Ingraham put
a new license out, but insist
those will take ZNS with it once
and for all guaranteeing a
national news and TV broad-
casting for the Government.
Preachers......if you have not
witnessed, Christ never raised
his voice during his earthly mis-
sion so why do you ha',. e to
scream at the top of your vOic-
es? Man never listens to
screaming people.

October 16, 2007.

Follow the rules,

Prime Minister


the lone

voice on



EDITOR, The Tribune.
Once again, Fred Smith
seems to stand almost alone
as a voice of rationality on
the issue of religion and civ-
il rights in The Bahamas.
Over the years, those
with a Christian agenda (as
opposed to those many
Christians who keep their
religion to themselves),
have proved infinitely
more harmful to The
Bahamas than those gays
who appear to have no
agenda other than to
demand the fair and civil
treatment to which they are
entitled under our consti-
For all of its misguided
deference to christian dog-
ma. that document must be
read primarily in light of
the UN Charter on Human
Rights, to which it explicit-
ly subscribes and which is
clear on the issue.
Unfortunately, the long
and generally negative
record of dogmatic reli-
gionists stands as a warn-
ing that it is tolerance of
them (rather than
of homosexuals, or any
of the other victims of fun-
damentalism) that will ulti-
mately undermine order
and progress in a society.
October 18, 2007

Question: Why can't govern-
ment back benches ask ques-
tions of ministers? Surely they
have obligations and requests
for their constituents?
By the way can some of the
FNM MPs remove their web
sites as they are obviously not
opening them and they are only
there for show!
October 17,2007.


For the stories

behind the news,

read Insight on

.. .

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE Parliamentary Channel
was rebroadcasting last week's
House of Assembly matters and
I have to correct the Rt Hon
Prime Minister as to the Rules
of the House over his percep-
tion that the FNM/The Gov-
ernment now can practice what-
ever they wish outside of the
Rules if that was what was
dished out to them when they
were not in charge.
That concept is one of the
reasons we have 61 murders this
year, Prime Minister.
Surely with 50+ per cent of
the House members being
attorneys they can quickly inter-
pret the Rules?
It is rational that in question
time, one hour, if there are
points of order raised by the
government side the clock
should stop when they are being
heard as obviously otherwise
the government can limit the
appropriate time for an opposi-
tion member to ask questions.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary General
Meeting of the Shareholders of CITI-COLOMBIA (NASSAU)
LIMITED is hereby called to be held at a Meeting Room located
at Carrera 9A No.99 02 Piso Bogota D.C., Colombia on the 30th
day of November, 2007 at 10am. The object and purpose of said
meeting is to have laid before the Shareholders of the Company
the accounts of the Liquidator, LUIS ENRIQUE TELLEZ, showing
the manner in which the winding up of the Company has been
conducted, the property of the Company distributed and the debts
and obligations of the Company discharged, and also to hear any
explanation that may be given by said Liquidator.
Dated the 26th day of October, 2007.


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Compiled by TANEKA
Tribune Staff Reporter
"I vex because it is disgust-
ing to drive on the streets of
New Providence where one
encounters such deep pot-
holes, which can seriously
damage vehicles and cause
accidents. Repairs to vehicles
and health care are expen-
sive in the Bahamas. One can
only wonder about who is
responsible: oi ensuring that
we have
good, safe -
motorist -
"I am '
vex after
w i t h
tourists and ", *
hearing t
their com-
.m e n t s
about Nas- ,
.sau and
SIsland. I am /.
faced daily
(with) the -- r
why tourists will not return
to the Bahamas. I find it hard
to defend their complaints.
Ultimately, people come to
relax in the Caribbean (to)
soak in culture and enjoy a
cocktail by the sea and watch
people go by. Where can you
do this? McDonald's? Senor
Frogs? Starbucks? Hardly
Caribbean is it? Where can
you relax downtown and take
pictures of our beautiful his-
torical buildings without
being run over by a passing
container truck? Unsightly,
polluting, ugly trucks chug-

going downtown is a complete
turn off for anyone. Who is in
control of town planning?
What a joke. Downtown
should be pedestrianised.
Shipping should be moved
out west. A promenade along
the harbour should be built."

"How can the government
continue to be 'proud' of the
Bahamas with such an .
embarrassing airport?
There's talks of plans to
improve but in which
decade? My guests all com-
ment on the
piles of bag-
) gage, the
S( ed staff,
lack of
shops and
bars, bag-

screens nev-
er working,
leak ingg
roofs and
stained car-
pets. A
great wel-
come for
our tourists.
The gov-
have been
concentrating on luxury this
and luxury that, luxury
resorts and marinas they have
forgotten about the simple
infrastructures needed in
place for the luxury normal
everyday middle-class visitors
who want to enjoy the sun-
shine and history of Nassau.
Perhaps the government
should think outside of the
Vexed tourism employ-
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Baggage system to

aid airport security

Bypass to

also speed



Tribune Staff Reporter
A NEW baggage bypass sys-
tem is being put in place by the US
officials at Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport, intended to bol-
ster security and speed up cus-
tomer flows through the pre-clear-
ance facility.
Enrique Tamayo, area port
director of US Customs and Bor-
der Protection, showed local media
the new process yesterday at the
airport, which will allow travellers
to place checked baggage on a
conveyor belt after checking-in,
rather than hauling numerous
pieces of luggage to the back of
the pre-clearance area.
"The baggage bypass, what it
does for us, first off, it allows you
to come through a lot quicker,"
Mr Tamayo said, while emphasis-
ing the new procedure also
increases security.
Along with checked baggage
being scrutinised by CTX X-ray
scanners, which can detect con-
traband and weapons, bags are
now also scanned by radiation por-
tal detectors before flowing down
carousels, and being loaded on to
planes. The Bahamas is only the
second pre-clearance facility to
receive radiation detectors, Mr
Tamayo explained, following Hal-

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) director, Enrique Tamayo, outlining CBP
procedures in the US Pre-Clearance Section of the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

ifax, Nova Scotia. The new sys-
tem, he said, is a part of a joint
effort between the CBP, and the
Transportation Security Adminis-
tration (TSA).
Thus far, baggage bypass has
been set up at the western security
checkpoint, with work currently
underway to install the bypass sys-
tem at the eastern checkpoint. Mr
Tamayo said that this should be
completed by next week, in time
for the increased flow of travellers
during the Thanksgiving holiday
season. At peak times, he noted,
CBP officers can process upwards
of 5,000 travellers per day.
Travellers should be at the air-

port at least three hours before
their scheduled departure, Mr
Tamayo said, while discussing
travel procedures. At. slow peri-
ods there is an average 15 minute
wait to be processed through CBP
facilities, with this time increasing
during peak season to 30 minutes.
However, Mr Tamayo said that
travellers also have to take into
consideration the wait times while
being processed by ticket agents
and at the local security check-
point before entering pre-clear-
ance. This is what, he said, cre-
ates the need for travellers to arrive
earlier at the airport.
Bahamians can enter the US by

the Nassau and Freeport preclear-
ance facilities with a valid police
record obtained within the last
However, the expiration date on
all passports for passengers enter-
ing the US must be valid for at
least six months beyond the
intended length of stay. Waivers to
this policy may be considered, said
Mr Tamayo, but a $545 charge
would be applied in those cases.
The CBP area director also said
during the tour that his agency is
satisfied with the screening process
for airport employees in wake of
the 2006 arrest of several Nassau
Flight Services baggage handlers.

'Arson' victim

makes $25,000

reward offer

AN American investor is
offering a $25.000 reward to
anyone with intorination lead-
ing to the arrest of an arsonist
who, he claims, destroyed a
guesthouse on Rum Cay.
David Cummings, 55, has
decided on the action after
receiving two independent
reports saying the $340,000
property was deliberately set
The reports suggest that an
"'accelerant". was thrown
through the window of the
guesthouse at Sumner Point
during the fire in July this year.
They have dismissed an ini-
tial report that the blaze was
caused by an electrical fault.
Mr Cummings, who owns a
counter-pollution company in
New York state, believes the
arson was part of a continuing
conspiracy to force him and his
family off the island.
Earlier this week, his $1.4
million Green Flash restaurant
and bar at Sumner Point was
demolished by workers who
moved in with a bulldozer dur-
ing the night.
The restaurant, which had
been closed for a year, was at
the centre of a dispute which is
now the subject of litigation*
According to Mr Cummings,
police have treated attacks on
his property as "civil matters"
but he says both are clearly
criminal acts which require
urgent police attention.
Both the Aii'rney Gener-
al's Office and Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham have now
been made aware of the Rum
Cay problem.
Yesterday, Mr Cummings
told The Tribune that he was
offering the reward in a deter-
mined attempt to bring the cul-
prits to justice.
'He said threats had been
made against his employees on
Rum Cay and on his remaining
property there, including a $2
million 57-foot yacht and his
private dock.
"This reward is for informa-
tion leading to the arrest and
conviction of those who set the
guesthouse on fire," said Mr
He said he knows who car-
ried out the restaurant demo-
lition and vowed: "They will

leave Rum Cay before I do."
Locals have expressed dis-
quiet at growing bad blood in a
community which was once
noted for its peace and har-
One resident said: "This is
not like Rum Cay as we know
it. We don't believe in treat-
ing each other badly down
here. This has always been a
happy place."
In an official fire report, a
qualified inspector said the
guesthouse blaze was started
deliberately in the left rear por-
tion of the building. He said
someone had broken a win-
dow to use "an unknown igni-
tion source" in what they knew
would be a concealed spot.
He said there were signs of
an "accelerant" being used, but
as no samples were taken by
fire authorities he could not
prove this.
Yesterday, an island source
suggested the fire was caused
by an electrical problem when
one of Mr Cummings' employ-
ees tried to use a plug socket
that overloaded.

Tribune Staff-Reporter
THE Grand Bahama Human
Rights Association has called
on government to appoint a
Law Reform Commission to
address the current state of the
judicial system.
"Our association is opposed
to lacklustre piecemeal efforts
by politicians pandering to the
public vote. It is time for mean-
ingful, substantial and funda-
mental reform," read a state-
ment from the association.
, The call comes in light of the
recent debate over a proposed
amendment to the Juries Act
which would see the number of
jurors in, capital trials reduced
from 12 to nine.
"Quick fixes (like the pro-
posed hurried amendments to
the Juries Act) are ill-conceived
Band Aid solutions which prej-
udice rights," said the GBHRA,
noting that both the civil and
criminal courts are undergoing
"collapse and continuing degen-
The association lashed out at
the PLP for "having the gall"
to criticise the FNM for.seeking
to introduce the amendment
after the former government
"spent five years 'flapping up
their gums and doing nothing',"
about the judicial system.
"Our Nation cannot contin-
ue to prefer "Form Over Sub-

stafice". Cries from the Judicia-
ry, the public, the Bar and crit-
ics from abroad fell on deaf ears
for five years under the PLP
administration and must now
be urgently addressed by the
FNM Government," said the
It added: "The FNM now has
an opportunity to leave a legacy
of reform for future generations
of Bahamians. It will take time
and effort, but it must be done!"
The human rights group
described the efforts of judges
labouring under "archaic and
sometimes abusive conditions
which not only offend their dig-
nity but also their pockets" as
Herculean, but unacceptable for
a country "which promotes
itself as a place of investment,
retirement and tourism to the
The association expressed its
support of persons such as
Freeport attorneys Cassieta
McIntosh, Carlson Shurland
and Brian Hanna, in their state-
ments regarding the state of the
Magistrate and Supreme Courts
in Freeport and said Justice
John Lyons "correctly eviscer-
ated" Allyson Maynard Gib-
son's action and inaction dur-
ing her time as Attorney gener-
Of the Freeport court system,
it said: "The situation is coim-
pletely out of control. The fact
that a permanent Supreme
Court Judge is starting in

November is merely window
dressing." ,
The GBHRA also threw its
support behind Archbishop
Drexel Gomez's call on Octo-
ber 22, 2007 for the creation of

a "Human Rights Ombuds-
man" or "Commissioner". Such
appointments were promised by
the FNM in 1992, but they nev-
er followed through, the associ-
ation pointed out.

108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhodesmethod@abatelnetbs
(Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 224 years of continuous Methodist
witness for Christ in The Bahamas"
OCTOBER 28, 2007
Blessed Lord,
Who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest
them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we embrace and forever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
7:00 a.m. Bishop Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
(Holy Communion)
11:00 a.m. Sis. Viviene Huggins
Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd
7:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Huggins (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Colin Newton
11:00 a.m. Rhodes Women Alive
6:30 p.m. Class Leaders/Classes 1-5
(Rose Street, Fox Hill)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr./ Sis. Ruth Pratt
11:00 a.m. Bishop Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
6:30 p.m. Providence Beacons
CHURCH (28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Arthur Chase
8:00 a.m. Congregational Stewards
5:15 p.m. Bishop Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
5:30 p.m. Friday Children's Club
9:00 a.m. Sunday Rhodes Praise Team
and other Ministries
St., Oakes Field) Reception to Primary
of the Conference are urged to pray and to fast for Justice
to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The fast begins weekly
after the evening meal on Thursday and ends at noon on
Friday. This we proclaim unswervingly: "My God and My
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns
of Inspiration" On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.,
"Family Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; "To God be the
Glory" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.

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ICall for judicial reform Commission



Climate change spurs dengue

warning system for Caribbean

The article below is part

of Panoscope, a series

of Panos Caribbean

control for mosquito borne dis-
eases such as malaria, yellow
fever and dengue. These dis-
eases killed thousands of people
in the Caribbean since colonial
With climate change now a
serious concern worldwide,
Caribbean climate scientists are
now making it clear that climate
change is deadlier to Caribbean
peoples than previously
thought. In a recent biodiversi-
ty forum held in Kingston, Pro-
fessor Anthony Chen of the Cli-
mate Studies Department, Uni-
versity of the West Indies
Mona, spoke about the impact
of climate change on the aedes
aegypti mosquito, the vector
responsible for dengue fever.
"The incubation period of the
aedes aegypti mosquito short-
ens at high temperatures," Pro-
fessor Chen said. "The higher
the temperature the quicker the
mosquito breeds. The parasite

will become more active in a
shorter time. That means,the
that transmission of the disease
will become greater."
This is not a warning to be
taken lightly by any Caribbean
territory, particularly Jamaica
which is again trying to elimi-

nate malaria. Malaria, once
thought to be eradicated in
Jamaica, has re-emerged to the
shock of many.
The Caribbean never had the
luxury of being totally free from
dengue fever. It is g seasonal
disease, but it is always here.
According to Professor Chen,
incidences of dengue fever in
the Caribbean have historically
coincided with times of high
temperatures and high rainfall.
This is alarming for two main
reasons. The tropical climate of
the Caribbean now feature ever
increasing temperatures and
secondly, most Caribbean coun-
tries are developing nations.
Dengue, which typically has
four strains, brings sudden
fever, rashes, fatigue, "bone-
crushing" pain and vomiting.
Dengue haemorragic fever
causes internal bleeding and
dengue shock syndrome can
cause death.

Sunday School 10am FUNDAMENTAL c
Preaching 11am & 7:30prn EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour: Pasto:H Mills
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2 astoH Mills
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pmi

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

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
l!__5S Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
S11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Percy Sands
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Mr. Henry Knowles
7:00PM No Service
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Gerald Richardson
7:00PM Mr. Hartis Pinder
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
8:00AM Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
Sw' 11:00AM Ms. Janice Knowles
7:00PM No Service
'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Ms. Janice J. Knowles
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Ms. Janice J. Knowles
Nassau Regional Women's Fellowship will be holding a Variety
COncert on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Epworth
Hall, Shirley Street. Proceeds in aid of Outreach Programs.
Donations: $10.00

The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
7:00 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/Sis. Rosemary Williams
11:00 a.m.Sis. Tezel Anderson/ Sis. Mathilda Woodside
7:00 p.m. No evening service will be held at Wesley

C illp i.lsl|!Ll0i lale l lpll..lmc s IP r

Dengue fever could decimate
a population and set back a
country's development.
The latest climate change
report published by the Inter-
governmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) in 2007, says
that by the year 2080 tempera-
tures in the Caribbean will rise
by about two degrees Celsius.
Professor Chen, who also sits
on the IPCC. pointed out that
the aedes aegypti mosquito's
feeding and metabolic rate
increase in high temperatures.
"Based on studies, tempera-
ture increase ot two degrees is
expected to give a three-fold
increase in the transmission of
dengue," he added.
If our climate scientists are
right, then in addition to pover-
ty and poor mosquito control
practises, the aedes ageypti
mosquito has a new ally cli-
mate change.
But climate change is not
going away and apparently nei-
ther is the aedes ageypti mos-
quito. Caribbean peoples must
therefore find ways of adapting
to both. One such method could
be an early warning system for
dengue fever.
"We came up- with an early
warning system called the Mov-
ing Average Temperature
(MAT) Index," Professor Chen
says. "The MAT index is used
to show when there is a great
potential for dengue fever to
To come up with the MAT
index the researchers collected
climate data ftoni past dengue
outbreaks in the region.' The
researchers examined the tem-

perature changes from month
to month and mapped their co-
relations to the disease's preva-
lence. In doing this they came
up with a formula for the tem-
perature "threshold" which will
indicate the likelihood of a
dengue outbreak.
"This MAT index is very easy
to measure," says Professor
Chen. This is because the tem-
perature data can be easily
obtained from the daily, week-
ly and monthly readings done
by the meteorological stations
in the Caribbean. So the basic
infrastructure for utilising the
MAT index is already in place.
But how are Caribbean poli-
cy makers likely to receive the
MAT Index as a dengue man-
agement strategy? Attempts to
get a response from the Vector
Control Division of the
Jamaican Ministry of Health
proved futile. Currently the
management of dengue includes
epidemiological surveillance,
training and deployment of
health inspectors typically
expensive undertakings. Fur-
thermore, dengue is classified
as a class two disease and is not
as high a priority as HIV/AIDS.
Cash strapped governments
would be hard pressed to put
more funding into dengue.
But utilising the MAT index
could help Caribbean govern-
ments to save money. Accord-
ing to Professor Chen, by using
the MAT index as the first strat-
egy in dengue management,
expensive epidemiological sur-
veys would only be necessary if
the index says there is the like-
lihood of a dengue outbreak.

Spanish Service ............... 8.00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service........ o,30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Sel.iii Boi, Teaching
Royal Rangers (Boys Club) 4-16 yrs.
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs.

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting
Sunday at 8:30 a.m, ZNS 1 TEMPLE TIME

Assembly Of God

ClisAveueat4t. TrrceCetrvil
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Jeffery Spooner, from the Cli-
mate Branch of the Meterolog-
ical Office in Kingston said that
the climate change focal point in
the Met Office endorses the
work done by Professor Chen
and his colleagues.
He said it was too early to
comment on the usefulness of
the MAT Index, although he
promised that it would be
looked into.
"We have to be guided by
policies," Mr Spooner said. "It
needs buy-in from government
policymakers, the communities
and other stakeholders."
He added however, that the
output from Professor Chen's
work on the MAT Index would
be reported in the second
national communication to the
United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) in 2008. One hun-

dred and ninety countries are
bound by international agree-
ment to report to this world
body on their activities regard-
ing climate change.


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Minister examines

Cay's utility needs

Minister of State for Public Utilities Phenton Neymour (second left) speaks with Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration employee and Green Turtle Cay town council member Floyd Johnson (right) during a tour of the BEC
facility on the island. Also pictured, from left, are undersecretary at the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities
Calvin Balfour, BEC general manager Kevin Basden. Partially hidden in the background is Senior deputy
administrator for North Abaco Theophilus Cox.
Pic: Kristaan Ingraham /BIS

By Eric Rose
NEW PLYMOUTH, Green Turtle Cay -
Minister of State for Public Utilities Phenton
Neymour led a delegation of senior Ministry offi-
cials and officials of the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration and the Water and Sewerage Corpora-
tion to see firsthand the water and electrical needs
of Green Turtle Cay residents.
Senior deputy administrator for North Abaco
Theophilus Cox said that Green Turtle Cay res-
idents were looking forward to Mr Neymour's
visit because of their concerns with utilities, espe-
cially water.
"They depend on the water tanks and when-
ever there is a drought or no rain, they have a
problem with potable water," he said. "In some
cases they had to barge water from the mainland
and they are very concerned because they really
need water. It is the number one for them at this
According to Mr Neymour, the water being
barged from mainland Abaco is not as reliable as
it should be and other plans must be put in place.
"We have initiated a plan to install water facil-
ities here," Minister Neymour said. "We are look-
ing at alternatives of either reverse osmosis or an
underwater pipeline."

"In the short term," he continued, "reversE
osmosis seems to be better; but in the long term
for the.true benefits to the Water and Sewera_-f
Corporation and Green Turtle Cay, it wou ,:
appear that an underwater pipeline is better."
Mr Neymour pointed out that an underwater
pipeline would require significant capital invest
As far as BEC is concerned, he said a new sil:
was being sought out to run fuel pipelines foi
the generator on the island.
"The fuel line to the BEC facility here i:
extremely corroded and is longer in use and fuel
is also being ferried across to the island," Mr
Neymour explained. "We consider that at thi;;
particular time, not the most cost effective and
reliable way to bring fuel here.
"We are challenged in putting in a new fuel
line because of the narrow streets the concrete
streets, which significantly increases the cost of
replacing the line and also is creating significant
disruptions, if we do so," he added.
The minister said the BEC facility is crucial to
the island, which has suffered interruptions due to
inefficient fuel supply.
"It is crucial that we improve the efficiency of
BEC on this island also," Mr Neymour stressed to

Some of the students are pictured during registration at Exuma Business Outlook.

IN an effort to support the educational
development of the nation's youth, Scotiabank
created an opportunity for a group of 20 stu-
dents on the island of Exuma to participate
in the island's second annual Business Out-
look Conference.
The high school students got to learn about
the island's rapid development, the corre-
sponding economic opportunities that now are
available, and those that will become avail-
able to them in a few years.
"Scotiabank has articulated its commitment
to the development of the youth, particularly,
their educational development, and continues
to develop initiatives to encourage their par-
ticipation and exposure to the world of busi-
ness," said the bank in a statement.
Recently, the bank launched its very popu-
lar Change-Maker Challenge, an online com-
petition that will reward persons between 18
and 30 years of age with cash prizes for their
250 to 500 word written response to the ques-
tion: "If you were CEO of Scotiabank, what
fresh new banking service would you offer

your customers."
All submissions must be made online
through the Scotiabank Change-Maker Chal-
lenge website at www.change-makerchal-
"Young people deserve to be given oppor
tunities to promote their ideas and be heard,"
said Debra Wood, senior manager for mar-
keting and public relations at Scotiabank.
"With the Scotiabank Change-Maker Chal-
lenge we are giving students a chance to show
that they can compete and succeed on a pro-
fessional level."
The grand prize winner will be awarded
$10,000, and the second and third-place win-
ners will receive $5,000 and $3,000 respective-
The winners would also get the opportunity
to present their ideas to Scotiabank's execu-
tives and have the opportunity to change the
way Scotiabank does business.
All qualified entrants will have the chance to
win one of five iPod Nanos. The contest clos-
es November 23, 2007.

Mr Neymour (left) and Bahamas Electricity Corporation chairman Kevin Basden examine
the corroded fuel line in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, that is longer in use
(Pic: Kristaan Ingraham /BIS)

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Th Tibune observes Brest ane Aarnss B~Mont 20


'Strongest man' '

is praised for

restraint over

'attack' on son .....

FROM page one
Police were alerted and later
arrested the woman, a 28-year-
old resident of Maliboo Drive,
Maliboo Reef Subdivision.
Rolle, the son of "strong
man" competitor Bernard
'Spinks' Rolle, was taken to the
Rand Memorial Hospital for
injuries he received and was lat-
er discharged.
Police charged the woman
and released her on $1,000 bail

to appear in Court on October
Supt Rahming commended
Mr Rolle for his restraint and
maturity in his handling of this
alleged incident as he was pre-
sent when the woman attempt-
ed to attack his son a second
Mr Rolle was voted the
Bahamas' "strongest man" on
several occasions, and has com-
peted internationally for the

Prayers for


FROM page one

ular check up.
Archbishop Burke was
ordained a priest on June 16,
1964, appointed Bishop of Nas-
sau to succeed the late Bishop
Leonard Hagarty, on July 17,
1981 and ordained bishop on
October 11, 1981. On June 22,
1999 he was appointed the

Bahamas' first Catholic arch-
bishop. On February 17, 2004.
he was appointed archbishop of
Kingston, Jamaica. It was under
his guidance that the new St
Francis Cathedral was con-
The Vatican has appointed
Archbishop Donald James
Reece coadjutor archbishop of
Kingston to take over Arch-
bishop Burke's duties.

Members of the Roots Showtime junkanoo group paid a cour-
tesy call on the Governor General His Excellency Arthur D. Han-
na at Government House on Tuesday, October 23, 2007. From left
are Duane Ellis, Andrea Bethel, Lancelot Bennons, His Excellency
Arthur D. Hanna, Karin Pinder, Annalisa Dames and Kareen
Bowe. (BIS Photo/Tim Aylen)

Hope Fraser case could

go before Supreme Court

FROM page one

Inspector Bannister also
hopes the case, if retried, will
be heard before the Supreme
Court, allowing a jury of 12
Bahamians from different back-
grounds to hear the testimony
of the virtual complainant. He
contended that having 12 per-
sons hear the evidence of the
case rather than a sole magis-
trate may return a different out-
On October 23 Magistrate
Marilyn Meers discharged Bish-

op Fraser dciting lack of evidence
to substantiate a sexual rela-
tionship between the defendant
and his accuser. He was not
acquitted, legal sources pot-'
ed-.out, leavings window for
him to be retried. Following the
ruling, Inspector Bannister
informed the media of his intent
to file the request within the
legal seven-day time period.
Bishop Fraser was first charged
in April, 2006 with having
unlawful sexual intercourse with
a dependant. The female
accuser was 16 years old at the
time charges were filed.

FROM page one

"She's improved tremen-
dously. She's doing much better
now," Ms Johnson said yester-
day. She added that a respira-
tory tube had been removed
from Lori's throat, enabling her
to talk.
Ms Johnson also confirmed
that doctors at PMH have
removed the bullet that was
lodged in Lorraine's neck after
she was shot in the face when
attacked by two armed
assailants on October 11.
Lorraine Francis, employed
at Holiday Industrial Builders
International, had reportedly
made a substantial cash with-
drawal from a company account
to meet payroll later that day.
While in the parking lot of
the JFK branch of Royal Bank,

she was approached by two
unmasked male assailants, one
of whom shot her in her jaw, it
was reported.
Police said the assailants
pocketed the cash and fled the
An island-wide search was
mounted immediately follow-
ing the robbery for two men
wanted for questioning in rela-
tion to the incident.
In the aftermath of the attack,
a co-worker of the victim told
The Tribune that he felt the
robbery may have been an
"inside job."
According to Assistant Supt
Walter Evans, there have been
no recent breakthroughs in the
case, but police are still seek-
ing Travado Taylor, 19, of Yel-
low Elder Gardens, and Dod-
erick Charles Smith, 24, of Der-
by Road, for questioning.,

Developer stays away from

Rum Cay restaurant fight

FROM page one

longer get a gas supply on the
island because of his argument
with the Littles, so he had
offered him the use of Montana
"But he still said he didn't
want anything except the
removal of the Little family
from the Bahamas. I knew then

that I was wasting my time
Mr Mittens said the restau-
rant removed in last week's
demolition was, in fact, a dilap-
idated building that was not in
He said that, had Montana
completed the marina deal, he
would have wanted it knocked
down because the site was
required for other development

"This structure was rotting
on the beach," he said, "We
asked the owner of the site if it
could be moved and the owner
agreed. It was moved by marina
staff and contractors. Our plan
is to put housing units on the
He described the building as
"an ugly, boarded up shack"
and, as far as he was concerned,
it stood on the Littles' land.
Mr Mittens agreed that Rum
Cay had become the centre of
several disputes in recent years.
But he said his faith in the
island had not been shaken.
He said Montana had tried

to "stay away from everything"
and be friendly to everybody,
including Mr Cummings.
"There are people here who
are doing things that are rather
unorthodox, but this is the first
time Montana has been dragged
into it," he said.
"I have not done anything
offensive to anyone down there,
but certain people have been
attacking us through a US web-
site which is now the subject of
court action."
He added: "I maintain my
faith in Rum Cay. I am just get-
ting another round of invest-
ments underway and have sunk
everything into it."

Kozeny appeal to

come 'as quickly

as possible'

FROM page one
Kozeny, 44, had been held at
Her Majesty's Prison since his
arrest at his Lyford Cay resi-
dence on October 15, 2005 but
was freed on $300,000 in April
of this year. Kozeny who has
been fighting extradition to the
U.S since his arrest, had an
extradition request by U.S offi-
cials dismissed this week. Klein
said that Kozeny remains on
bail with the same conditions,
pending the hearing of the
Kozeny is wanted by U.S
authorities to face charges of
bribery and money laundering.
US authorities have accused
Kozeny of conspiring to violate
the US Foreign Corrupt Prac-

tices Act and being the driving
force behind a multi-million
dollar bribery scheme that
sought to corrupt Azerbaijan
officials to gain a controlling
interest in that country's state-
owned oil company SOCAR in
the 1990s.
On Wednesday, however,
Supreme Court Justice Jon
Isaacs ruled against the extra-
dition request by U.S authori-
ties citing that the offences for
which they had requested
Kozeny's surrender were not
extraditable offences. Justice
Isaacs also found that there was
an abuse of process with respect
to the proceedings because US
authorities had failed to disclose
certain material information to
the government.

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P.O. Box N-4827 Nassau, Bahamas


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The Board of Directors of
Bahamas Waste Limited has
declared a Dividend for Ordinary
Shares, to all shareholders of record
as at November 14th 2007
of 9C pershare.

The payment will be made on
November 23rd 2007 by Colina
Financial Advisors Ltd., the
Registrar & Transfer Agent,
in the usual Manner.

David B. Donald
Corporate Secretary

Pricing Information As Of: C F A L'"
Friday 26 October 2007
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,91621PHC '.OO.37 %CHO -00".02 I YTD 240.02/ YTD % 14.32
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1 0 ,. o ".a,: M.arkels 1 59 1 5 0 0 ru C094 0 u000u 16 9 0C"'.:
11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.7 3.45%
9.55 7.68 Bank of Bahamas 9.55 9.55 0.00 0.733 0.260 13.0 2.72%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.048 0.020 17.7 2.35%
3.74 1.65 Bahamas Waste 3.70 3.70 0.00 0.275 0.060 13.5 1.62%
2.62 1.20 Fidelity Bank 2.61 2.61 0.00 0.051 0.040 51.2 1.53%
11.05 9.78 Cable Bahartas 11.00 11.00 0.00 1.030 0.240 10.7 2.17%
3.15 1.83 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.208 0.080 15.1 2.54%
16.55 11.91 Commonwealth Bank 16.55 16.55 0.00 1.190 0.680 12.9 4.11%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.72 6.37 -0.35 0.112 0.050 60.0 0.74%
2.76 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.25 2.25 0.00 0.284 0.020 7.9 0.89%
6.50 5.54 Famguard 6.50 6.50 0.00 0.804 0.240 8.1 3.69%
12.80 11.75 Finco 12.75 12.75 0.00 0.768 0.570 16.6 4.47%
14.75 13.85 FirstCaribbean 14.65 14.65 0.00 0.934 0.470 15.7 3.21%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 6.09 6.09 0.00 0.364 0.133 16.7 2.18%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.70 0.70 0.00 -0.415 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.49 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
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1.2741 1.1970 Colina Bond Fund 1.274052***
11.6581 11.2129 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.7653"**
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Prison inmates


for their fresh start

PHILLIP Major of P&I Welding demonstrated to inmates the technique for welding
a broken rim during a pre-release workshop for inmates at Her Majesty's Prison
Patrick Hanna /BIS

CHARLES Rolle, acting superintendent of prisons brings remarks
during the opening of Her Majesty's Prison second annualjobs fair.
Patrick Hanna /BIS

By Mark Symonette
INMATES scheduled for release from Her
Majesty's Prison are about to get a fresh start in
life after undergoing an extensive educational
and personal development programme at the
Twenty-six male and female inmates who have
about 12 to 18 months remaining on their prison
sentences were given words of encouragement
from Acting Superintendent Charles Rolle during
a job fair on Thursday morning.
A number of prospective employers turned up
at the prison to scout out potential employees in

various areas of construction, including plumbing
and welding. The female inmates received train-
ing as nail technicians and hair stylists.
The inmates, who said they are all eager to
enter the job market, are willing to re-enter soci-
ety to make a positive contribution.
"You the participants have taken that step by
enrolling in the pre-release programme because of
your desire to be marketable on your release," Mr
Rolle said. "In other words, be impressive in a real
way and you will succeed."
He asked the inmates to repeat the slogan of
the job fair "If it's to be, it's up to me."
"You have got to believe," urged Mr Rolle.

"Most of you who are taking part in this job fair
are being prepared for re-entry into society."
He encouraged the inmates to always put God
first if they expect to achieve success on the out-
side. He stressed that it is critical that God is at the
centre of their existence.
Mr Rolle added that the new skills acquired by
the inmates will only sustain them on the job "if
you know God."
"As time draws near ilou ou to exit this place
each of you should stop and roll back the curtain
of memory and reflect deeply on how you got
here," he said
The inmates, dressed in their striped prison

uniforms, enthusiastically repeated the slogan "If
it's to be then it's up to me."
They were also given a pre-release pledge: "I
plan to make it this time. I will not return to
"Knowing my success outside the prison walls
begins while I am still inside, I commit myself to
take good care of my body, mind and spirit now
and upon my release, so help me God."
As a final word to the inmates Mr Rolle said,
"As you seek employment be honest, speak truth..
Be the best that you can be.
"Once you have done your best no one can do
any better."

U7 --

Members of the Bahamian group with the family and Mr Yamada's two Labrador Retrievers.

Bahamas' Honorary

Consul in Japan dies

SHOICHI Yamada, the Hon-
'orary Consul for the Bahamas
in Japan died on Wednesday.
-October 10, in Tokyo after a
>brief illness.
He was 59 years old at the.
time of his death. Mr Yamada
was a victim of Jacob Crudfelt's
i Many friends from the
Bahamas travelled to Tokyo for
the funeral service and crema-
They included his long time
business associate from the
Bahamas Lowell Mortimer,
attorney co-trustee with Mr
Yamada of the Freedom Foun-
dation Trust.*
Mr Yamada was appointed
,Honorary Consul for the
i Bahamas in August of 2004 and
,served with distinction. Mr
tMortimer described him as "a
real friend of the Bahamas."
Mr Yamada supported the

Bahamas through his many
business connections, especially
by listing ships on the Bahamas
He and his wife converted to
Christianity in May 2007. They
became Anglicans. He took the
Christian name Ambrose.
His funeral service took place
at St Cyprian's Church in
Tokyo. Following the church
service, the priest, family and
friends attended his cremation.
Two representatives of
Japan's Foreign Ministry also
attended the church service.
Among others attending the
service and iicemation from the
Bahamas were Bernadette
Christie, wife of former prime
minister Perry Christie: Fred
Mitchell, former minister of for-
eign affairs: Leslie Fernandes,
chairman of Dockendale Ship-
ping; Antony Prince, president
of GTR Campbell Marine' Con-

NOTICE is hereby given that ALTANIE IMPREVET OF
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 27TH day of
October, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

sultants; Captain Kamana Val-
luri, president Dockendale, Nas-
sau; Captains Joseph Vaz and A
Misri of Dockendale, India;
Ken McLean, executive director
of the Bahamas Maritime
Authority and Nello Lambert,
Dockendale Shipping, Nassau.
Mr Yamada is survived by his
wife and two sons. Another son
predeceased him earlier this

f I

Sir Durward Knowles, Comn-
modore, Bahamas Sailing Asso-
ciation; paid a courtesy call on
Minister of State for Youth and
Sports the Hon. Bryan Wood-
Sside on Wednesdav. October
S24, 2007 at that minister ,
SThompson Boulmvard. Pictured
are Sir Durward and Minislci
Woodside. (BIS Photo/Ray
mond A. Bethlell

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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 trom the 201TH
day of October, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that CLERCILIEN ALCEUS of
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister i .sponsible tor
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naiuralization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 27TH day of
OCTOBER, 2007 to the Minister responsible foi Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas

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THIS week In Days Gone By looks back at lenic Dancers members, of the local Greek parish.
events held by the Greek Orthodox Church. From performed a series of tradition Greek dances at
clockwise left the ball.

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FEBRUARY 3,1987- Altar boys of the Greek
Orthodox Church headed towards the beach near
the Sheraton British Colonial Hotel during
Epiphany celebrations. From left are Alex Mail-
lis. John Skandaliaris. George Mosko and Dino
Berdanis. Dino is carrying an object that depicts
six winged angels.
TOP: 5 March 18,1992 The Hellenic Dancers
were a special feature of the Hellenic Ball in the
Crown Ballroom on Paradise Island. The Hel-

JANUARY 6, 1976 The Greek Eastern
Orthodox Church in Nassau celebrated their
Christmas on Long Wharf Beach. Present for the
occasion was Archbishop Germanos Polyzoides of
the Greek Orthodox Church in Greece. At the
celebration the archbishop threw a cross into the
sea and 12-year-old Tony Miaoulis retrieved it
from the water and was given special blessings by
the Archbishop.
The archbishop (centre) received the cross
from Tony Miaoulis (third from left).


MIKE Picramenos holds the cross he had just taken from the waters off the Sheraton British
Colonial Hotel beach in the Greek Orthodox Church service of the Epiphany held Tuesday.

8 April 6, 1988 The Hellenic Ball was a great success hosting nearly 500 guests.


SAi Ui iDA, v ; A:1 2/, 2007, PAGE 11


Ben has

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Starring: Casey Affleck,
Michelle Monaghan,,Ed Har-
ris, Morgan Freeman
When you've won an Oscar
at the age of 25 then met with
widespread derision for the
*"Bennifer" double whammy of
Gigli and Jersey Girl, all within
the space of seven years, your
career is nothing if not che-
Now the Ben Affleck roller-
coaster continues with his
directing debut in this ambitious
thriller, which opens promis-
ingly before sinking under an
excess of plot and soapbox
Ben's lil brother Casey takes
the lead role, as Boston-based
private investigator Patrick
Kenzie who, along with his girl-
friend/business partner, reluc-

30 Days of

Night lacks

tantly takes on the high profile
case of a girl missing from his
While looking into the back-
ground of the girls drug-addled
mother, Kenzie comes across
streetwise Detective Bessant
(Ed Harris), who leads him
down a morally ambiguous path
in their bid to solve the case.
The first thing that doesn't
ring true about Gone Baby
Gone is the youth of its protag-
onist. You could be forgiven for
thinking Casey Affleck is the
"baby" of the title. But a hard-
bitten 'tec sparring with
Boston's criminal underworld?
I don't think so.

This photo provided by Miramax shows Casey Affleck, left, and Michelle Monaghan in Gone Baby Gone.
(AP Photo/Miramax, Claire Folger)

Then we have Ed Harris and
his cop partner running around
like a two-man SWAT team in
an unlikely, and possibly unnec-
essary, sub-plot half-way
But these seem like minor
quibbles compared to a climax
that really stretches the bound-
aries of plausibility. I couldn't

..... .....

help but think Ben Affleck and
his co-scripter Aaron Stockhard
had painted themselves into a/
corner and decided to not only
pull the rug from under you,
but pick it up and smack you in
the face with it as well.
The script has more problems
than mere plot however. Just in
case we don't grasp the full
implications of the many moral
dilemmas in the story, charac-
ters spout endless speeches on
ethics at each other often
when the audience has already
gotten the point ten minutes
During a particular verbal
face-off near the end I began

to wonder if the movie was
stuck in a loop.
Despite all this, Gone Baby
Gone has been generally well
received by critics, so I don't
think this will be Affleck's last
job behind the camera. But per-
haps the next time he should be
kept away from the typewriter.
Starring: Josh Hartnett,
Melissa George
An interesting premise is the
best thing about this mildly
entertaining horror flick based

on a graphic novel.
A tiny Alaskan town which
doesn't see,. sunlight for 30 days
each year, finds itself taken over
by vampires, leaving the few
survivors holed up together in
an attic.
There are effective moments
- a bizarre stranger warning of
the horrors to come is a high-
light but there is nothing much
we haven't seen before.
And, despite a 28 Days Later-
esque makeover, the vampires
themselves complete with
method acting performances
and subtitled language are
more likely to cause giggles than

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team who worked on a major missile project in the US, and his
wife Mirielle, a mutual funds accountant.

Supreme Court Justice Anita Allen; her son, Algernon Sidney Patrick
Allen Jr, a former head boy at St Andrews School, and daughter.Aliya.

Tara M.E. Rolle with her father, corporate attorney Leslie
Rolle at yesterday's call. Miss Rolle's petition was presented by
Mrs Ruth Bowe-Darville.

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