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* By ALISON LOWE
and RUPERT MISSICK
Tribune Staff Reporters"
A MAN identified as a Bahami-
an was murdered in Jamaica over
the weekend in what police sus-
pect may have been a drug deal
gone wrong.
Police were alerted to the area -
Seaview Drive, Lysson District, in
the east Jamaica province of St
Thomas at around 4am on.Friday
after gunshots were heard, accord-
ing to Constable Andre Robinson.
The killing came as the
Bahamas itself recorded its 62nd
homicide of the year when a man
was found shot dead in his car.
The victim of the Jamaica inci-
dent, known at this stage only by
his alias "Beswick" had been
shot several times, in the head, the
left side of the chest, and the centre
of his back. He was said by police
to be between 30 and 40 years old.


Govt will pay the millions owed in


redundancy to Royal Oasis workers
S. 6 By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net


FREEPORT The government will pay the remaining millions
that are still owed in redundancy to the workers of Royal Oasis over
the next several days, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced
on Grand Bahama over the weekend.
Mr Ingraham met with the workers on Saturday at Mary Star of
the Sea auditorium to deliver the news workers had been hoping to
hear since the resort closed in 2004.
"At a town meeting here...I announced to the assembled persons
that government is going to cause to be paid the workers at Royal
Oasis Hotel the balance of their redundancy payment entitle-
ment," he told the press on Saturday at the Prime Minister's Office
in Freeport.


Five hundred pounds of mari-
juana was seized at the scene the
latest in what Jamaican police have
confirmed as a string of drug busts
over the past week.
Shortly afterwards, police took
two individuals in for questioning
in relation to the shooting, but no-
one has yet been charged, said
Constable Robinson.
While the victim has not been
formally identified, Constable
Robinson said numerous persons
with whom he was acquainted had
informed police of his Bahamian
status.
According to the officer, all the
evidence is leading to the conclu-
sion that "Beswick" died as a result
of a drug transaction gone wrong.
However, he said that it is a fair-
ly rare occurrence for a Bahamian
to be found to be involved in such
activities in Jamaica.
SEE page 12


Mr Ingraham said the govern
SEE page 14


PM: Current state
of Port Authority is
a 'great concern'
M By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net
THE current "unacceptable"
state of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority is proving to be chal-
lenging and a point of "great con-
cern" for the government, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
in Grand Bahama over the week-
i end.
H The prime minister said it is his
E government's expectation is that
a. the ownership of the Port will be
z cleared up soon and the port will
,'* be out of receivership.
. SEE page 12


nent had a list of names in its pos-


PIP hits out over the
proposed amendment
to the Juries Act
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE government was yester-
day accused by the PLP of engag-
ing in "public relations gimmick-
ry" in proposing the amendment
to the Juries Act as a means of
addressing rising crime, and was
urged to engage with the Oppo-
sition to formulate a "bipartisan
national crime strategy"."
Former Attorney General
Alfred Sears told supporters at a
press conference at Gambier
House that in light of the alleged
SEE page 14


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PLP set to ask
Ingraham for
public apology
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE PLP intends to ask Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham to
make a public apology to opposi-
tion leader Perry Christie for his
allegedly "boorish" behaviour in
the House of Assembly last week,
senior PLP MPs said yesterday.
"His words, his tenor and his
manner were unparliamentary and
abusive," said leader of opposition
business in the House of Assem-
bly, Dr Bernard Nottage.
- PLP MPs including Dr Not-
tage, Perry Christie, MP for Fort
Charlotte Alfred Sears and Fox
Hill MP Fred Mitchell received
whoops of applause from support-
ers at PLP headquarters yesterday
.afternoon when they met to decry
Mr Ingraham's conduct.
Mr Christie's wife, Bernadette,
was also there to hear leading PLP
SEE page 13


PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham dismissed calls for
an apology from the opposi-
tion yesterday for his alleged-
ly "boorish behaviour" in the
House of Assembly last week,
saying it is Perry Christie who
should apologise.
"It is Mr Christie and his
colleagues who owe the
Bahamian public an apology,
not I Mr Christie, for the mess
in which they left the judicial
system of The Bahamas inso-
far as the prosecution of seri-
ous crimes such as murder,
rape and armed robbery is
concerned. The facts on this
score speak for themselves,"
he said.
Mr Ingraham also respond-
ed to statements made by for-
mer Attorney General Alfred
Sears at the press conference
SEE page 13


Tropical storm could

become hurricane


THE Bahamas was warned
last night to brace itself for
strong winds and heavy seas this
week as the 14th named storm
of the hurricane season swept
towards Cuba.
Acuweather forecasters said
tropical storm Noel could devel-
op into a hurricane later this
week if it manages to "reorgan-
ise" after crossing Cuba's moun-
tain ranges.
But even it it doesn't, the


southern, central and northern
Bahames are likely to feel the
storm's effects, with tropical
storm force winds and a rising
surf.
An Acuweather source told
The Tribune last night: "Right
now, it is sitting south of the
Haiti-Dominican Republic bor-
der. It is slowly tracking west-
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RECORDED investment
inflows into Grand Bahama
in recent years, from both the
public and private sectors,
have been insufficient to fill
the economic fallout from the
2004/05 hurricane seasons,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham said over the weekend.
Speaking at the official
opening of the 86,000 sq ft
warehouse and showroom of
International Distributors of
Grand Bahama, a subsidiary
of Associated Grocers of
Florida, he said the rate of
unemployment and under-
employment in Grand
Bahama is "inexcusable" and
the number of workers who
had seemingly abandoned
hopes of employment is
"intolerable".
Attending the event, Mr
Ingraham said, was bitter-
sweet, because he certainly
believed back in 2002 that by
this time Grand Bahama
would have been a shining
example of a successful mixed
economy with a booming
manufacturing sector, a busy
air and sea transshipment
business centre, and an
expanded and upgraded
tourism sector making it a
destination of choice.
"While I am very pleased
to participate in this official
opening, I am saddened that
this opening is not occurring
in the midst of a booming


economy fuelled by new job
creating developments in
Grand Bahama today.
"It scarcely seems possible
that when, ten years ago this
past summer, I had the plea-
sure of addressing a similar
gathering to this one on the
occasion of the official open-
ing of the Freeport Container
Transshipment Facility,
Freeport was poised for eco-
nomic take-off," the prime
minister said.
Positive economic devel-
opment in Freeport, he said,
requires co-operation and
collaboration between the
public and private sector,
most particularly with the
Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity.
Freeport and all of Grand
Bahama, Mr Ingraham said,
are and will remain very high
on the government's agenda.
"We will bring Freeport
back. As I said on the cam-
paign trail: 'We did it before;
we will do it again'. Today's
official opening of this state-
of-the-art warehouse and
showroom is welcomed. I
believe, as I did in 1998, that
Freeport is ideally situated
for the development of an
important and successful
duty-free shopping facility in
response to demand from
Central and South America
and the Caribbean and
indeed, from North America.
The location of International
Distributors here may be
seen, I believe, as partial
proof," he said.


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Man is in
hospital after
hit-and-run
accident
THE POLICE are ask-
ing for the public's assis-
tance in their investigation
into a hit-and-run accident,
that has left a man believed
to be in his mid-sixties in
hospital in critical condi-
tion.
According to police press
liaison officer ASP Walter
Evans, the incident took
place shortly before 8pm
Thursday.
Mr Evans told the Tri-
bune that the man was
walking in the area of the
Free National Movement's
constituency office on
Johnson Road when he
was struck by an unidenti-
fied vehicle.
The man was taken to
hospital where he remains
in critical condition. ASP
Evans said that police have
no yet identified the victim
and are asking persons who
have any information
regarding the incident to
contact police.
On Thursday the country
recorded its 37th traffic
fatality when a 25-year-old
man was killed in a scooter
accident on Marathon
Road.

Two killed in
a small
plane crash
in Florida
* BOYNTON BEACH,
Fla.
TWO people were
killed in a single-engine
plane crash in a gated
community, authorities
said Sunday, according to
Associated'Press.
Flight instructor Ander!,
Selberg, 46, of Port. St., ,
Lucie, and pilot trainee
Arjun Chhikara, 18, were
killed, the Palm Beach
Sheriff's Office said.
Another man, 38-year-old
trainee Chandrashekhar
Godghate, was injured
and hospitalized.
Authorities said
Chhikara and Godghate
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registered to Day Trippin
Airlines out of Olathe,
Kan. It took off from the
Lantana airport, flew to
Opa-locka and was return-
ing to Lantana when the
Palm Beach International
Airport heard its distress
call at about 8:15 p.m. Sat-
urday night.
The pilot reported
engine failure before
crashing into a golf course.
No one on land was
reported injured.


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Handgun,

ammunition

is recovered

POLICE recovered a
9mm handgun with 15 live
rounds of ammunition at
10pm on Saturday following
a tip from a member of the
public. No arrests have been
made.


Chief Councillor
of the Year to
be selected at
conference

ONE of the major high-
lights of the annual Local
Government Conference
which will take place from
today to Wednesday will be
the selection of the Chief
Councillor of the Year.
In addition, there will also
be awards for the Most Out-
standing Councillor of the
Year and the Practitioner of
the Year. First and second
runners-up in each division
will also be honoured.
Minister of Lands and
Local Government Sidney
Collie announced the estab-
lishment of these awards at
a press conference at the
ministry's office Friday.
Over 250-plus participants
are expected at the confer-
ence inclusive of Family
Island administrators, chief
councillors and their
deputies, township commit-
tee chairpersons and their
deputies along with other
elected officials who will
attend in the capacity of
observers.
Mr Collie said: "In order
to arrive at these selections, a
committee (made up of indi-
viduals from the ministry) is
going through the record of
performance.
"The committee has to
look at and evaluate the
record of performance of the
individual practitioners, as
well as the record of perfor-
mance of the individual coun--
cils in order to airive at a
winner."
Mr Collie explained that
the awards would be a wel-
comed feature by the councils
as well as the practitioners,
adding that the ministry
hopes to make this a staple of
the annual conference.
Permanent Secretary Har-
rison Thompson said this
award is also part of getting
local government officials
prepared for a performance
evaluation that the ministry is
planning to put in place.
Mr Thompson said: "When
we talk about performance
evaluation, as you know local
government has been insti-
tuted from 1996 and every
year we try to look at how
we can improve the product
of local government, so we
will look at the performance
of the councillors and their
practitioners.
"We hope as we evaluate
their performance, we would
be able to project a better
product to the community at
large and to the country," he
noted.

Miami-Dade

officer charged

with taking

$100,000

MIAMI
A MIAMI-DADE Police
officer was arrested and
faces a charge of first-
degree grand theft, authori-
ties said, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Officer Ricardo Toledo
was arrested Saturday after
police received a tip.
Authorities said Toledo
stopped a vehicle carrying
$100,000 in cash, took the
money and let the motorist


go.
The driver was an under-
cover officer; 36-year-old
Toledo was not on duty at
the time.
Police said the officer had
previously taken $150 for
providing confidential
information from a motor
vehicle database.
Besides the grand theft'
charge, he also faces a
charge of unlawful compen-
sation.
The five-year police vet-
eran has been relieved of
duty.


PM:


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said the
government will not be able to
collect the several millions of
dollars that it is owed in gov-
ernment taxes and other fees
by the Royal Oasis Resort.
"The government will not be
collecting its $13 million in
casino taxes or its $750,000 in
immigration fees or its customs
fees, and many other hundreds
of thousands owed to other
agencies of the government -
those dollars are gone forev-
er," he said on Saturday.
Mr Ingraham was speaking
at a press conference in Grand
Bahama, where he announced
that the government would be
seeking to pay the remaining
balance in redundancy to Roy-
al Oasis workers in the next
several days.
The hotel, which closed
down in September, 2004, due
to extensive hurricane damage,
laid off 1,000 workers in the
process. However, prior to its
closure, it was in deep debt and
owed millions to the govern-
ment, the union, and local
creditors.
The Driftwood Group, the
former resort operators, owed
$13 million in casino taxes, $2.5
million to the National Insur-
ance Board, and several hun-
dreds of thousands to other
government agencies, includ-
ing customs and immigration.
The Grand Bahama Port
Authority has forgiven the $2.7
million debt it was owed by the
resort. However, there is still
the issue of the $4.1 million
owed to the union's Workers
Pension Fund.


won't be able to collect


"The government will not be
collecting its $13 million in
casino taxes or its $750,000 in
ttmigration fees or its customs
fees, and many other hundreds
of thousands owed to other
agencies of the government -
those dollars are gone forever."

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham


Mr Ingraham did not know
what arrangements have been
made regarding the money
owed to the union.
"I am led to be believe the
pension fund has enough mon-
ey in it to pay all persons enti-
tled to receive pension bene-
fits, but the union pension fund
is owed more than $3 million
and I don't know what
arrangements have been made
for that," he said.
Prime Minister Ingraham
said while he is not blaming
anyone for what happened at
Royal Oasis, he pointed out
that there were obvious "warn-
ing signs" of trouble prior to
its closure in September,
2004.
"There were a number of
circumstances that led to Roy-
al Oasis being in the position
they were in. There were .ade-
quate warning signs and the
government thought not to
take steps to deal with the mat-
ter.
"They were indebted to the
government for more than $13
million for casino taxes; they
owed immigration more than
$750,000; they owed customs,
national insurance, the union


pension fund, and they were
bouncing cheques for the
employees' deduction from
wages to pay loans.
"And this was going on for a
considerable period of time -
the government did nothing.
The government felt at the
time it was doing its utmost, I
suppose, to preserve jobs to
the maximum extent and even-
tually the bottom of the buck-
et fell out," he said.
Mr Ingraham said the FNM
government now has the bur-
den of dealing with the prob-
lem of the Royal Oasis and its
impact on the Freeport econo-
my.
"Now, we who are here can
second guess the government
and say they could have and
should have done a lot of
things, but you have a bad
economy in Freeport," he
explained.
In 2006, the Harcourt Devel-
opment Group of Ireland
signed an agreement in prin-
ciple to buy the Royal Oasis
and announced plans for re-
opening the property.
Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant had announced a few
months ago that government


expected the deal would be
closed on October 31.
When asked what sort of
measures the government
would take to prevent another
Royal Oasis disaster, Mr Ingra-
ham said government would
not want to impose rules that
would hinder development in
Freeport.
"There are no present solu-
tions to anything in this world.
Government that find it nec-
essary to put in place labour
laws and constraints that are
seen as hindrances to the
development end up not get-
ting development, and some-
times you end up with a bad
'situation. But you must not
allow one bad situation to
cause you to put in place rules
that stifle development and
growth for the entire econo-
my," he said.
.Mr Ingraham saidthe FNM-
government is committed to
restoring the Freeport econo-
my.


"Things are tough in this city
and because things are tough
(here) in this city and in this
island some unorthodox deci-
sions are going to be taken by
the government... because
Freeport requires unusual cir-
cumstances.
"We will do things we would
normally not do to cause to be
restored this economy because
we believe Freeport can be a
substantial employment cen-
tre, and growth centre for
economy activity in the
Bahamas.
"We are going to take our
time and fix Freeport, and the
only thing I ask Freeport is
when we fix it this time, don't
let others come and mess it up
again. That's all I ask them to
do," he said.
"It will take a while and we
ask for continued patience and
understanding of Grand
Bahama as we work unceas-
ingly to turning things around
for you," he said.


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Shane Gibson and his MP licence plate


THE DEBATE was billed in the House of
Assembly as the Bail Amendment Act, part of a
legislative programme to assist in speeding up tri-
al by jury. However, before Golden Gates MP
Shane Gibson could turn his attention to the
people's business, he had to unburden a person-
al matter that was resting heavily on his chest.
It seems he has another bone to pick with
* the Atlantis resort. Apparently he is angry this
time because his MP licence plate did not auto-
matically open gates to a section of the resort
without him having to first stop and state his
business.
"Last week, Mr Speaker, I tried to get into
the Cove Hotel and the security stopped me. I
was driving my car through, with the MP plates,
and he stopped me. I was driving my car through
with the MP plates, and he said, Bahamians can't
access the Cove like that."
We do not believe that the security said it
quite like that, but it would be interesting to
know what high-end exclusive resort admits out-
siders without them first having to stop at the
entrance gate and explain where they want to go.
This is done for many reasons. Firstly, security.
Surely, Mr Gibson grasps this concept as we
understand he lives in a gated community, and as
a resident behind the gates he would probably
complain if his security let outsiders in without
first screening them. If this weren't so, then why
the gates? Why the security?
Secondly, very often not only does the security
guard stop you at the gate, but he asks your
name. If you are a registered guest, he can inform
the receptionist at the'Cove so that when you
arrive at the front entrance you get a person-
alised greeting. For example, "Welcome to the
Cove, Mr and Mrs Doe."
"Mr Speaker, I remember as a little boy I
had access to 75 per cent of Paradise Island,"
Mr Gibson told House Speaker Alvin Smith.
"Seventy-five. per cent! I went to play golf the
other day and go to the Ocean Club for some-
thing to eat, week before last, and security
stopped me at the gate."
So what! They stop everyone at the gate.
That's what they pay security for. Mr Gibson
must remember that he is no longer a little boy.
The whole Bahamas has changed, particularly
Nassau. And the fact that investors have been
encouraged to come to the Bahamas to invest
and build mammoth hotels to give us the lifestyle
to which we including Mr Gibson have all
become accustomed, does not mean that Bahami-
ans can trot all over Paradise Island as they did
when they were little boys.
Mr Gibson is a golfer, and as such has proba-
bly played the course at South Florida's Doral
Country Club and Golf Resort. It would be inter-
esting to know how many times he has entered
the Doral without being first stopped at the gate.
If we are going to offer the same service to


guests as they do at places like the Doral and all
of the world's exclusive resorts, then our hotels
also have to have strict rules, not only to protect
their guests, but to maintain standards. In all of
these resorts there are exclusive areas for resident
guests only. There are other areas for the paying
public. For the protection of both, there is always
a security gate. And if the security is doing his/her
job then every car pulling up to that gate is
stopped and the bar is only lifted when security
is satisfied that the person at the gate is a bona
fide visitor.
Isn't this the kind of service that Mr Gibson
expects when he enters his gated home? Guests
at Atlantis pay for and expect the same security
and exclusive service.
Mr Gibson is trying to give the impression
that this gate routine is only there to block the
entry of Bahamians. This is not only not true, but
it is a shamefully unfair statement. The public
would have been better served if Mr Gibson had
debated the crime threatening their lives than
wasting time on his own petty grievances.
Mr Gibson encouraged members of the
Bahamian public to drive over to Atlantis and
attempt to enter the Cove resort and test his
claim for themselves.
We can tell them what will happen, we can
also advise them that as gas is expensive not to
waste their petrol or their time on such a futile
adventure. What will happen is that they will be
stopped at the gate at both the Cove resort, and
the Ocean Club. If they have reservations to eat
.at the Cove's public restaurant, they will be
allowed in, and will be warmly received. Once
there they will find many other Bahamians enjoy-
ing the cuisine. As for the Ocean Club, Mr Gib-
son must remember like his own private
enclave there are many private home owners
living there who do not expect every Tom, Dick
and Harry, regardless of nationality, driving
around their private enclave. However, the golf
course is open to those who have tee-times. With-
out a tee-time the security at the gate will not let
you through.
In our opinion, Mr Gibson's problem is that he
doesn't want to be treated like John Q. Public.
He expects all doors to open and heads to bow at
the sight of the MP licence plate. He has failed to
understand that more responsibility is attached to
being an MP. He should be the one setting the
example by obeying the rules, not expecting spe-
cial rule-bending to match his imagined impor-
tance.
This is just a Biblical reminder to those who
want to push themselves to the front: "But many
that are first shall be last; and the last shall be
first."
We suggest, Mr Gibson, that if you would
forget your lofty MP licence plate, and follow the
rules like the rest of us Bahamians, you might be
surprised at the gracious service you will receive.


What happened to




the Grand Bahamian




businessman's rights?


EDITOR, The Tribune.
GRAND Bahamians
have been taken advantage
of for many years and we
are unaware and unin-
formed. When we are igno-
rant of the Laws and Pro-
tocols we can be greatly
taken advantage of in many
ways.
The Businessman in the
Freeport City Limits has
been paid a terrible miss-
justice tor many years and
unfortunately they are
ignorant to the fact, and so
it goes on. As licensees of
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority you are sup-
posed to be protected and
facilitated by the Port,
which is one of the reasons
for paying the License
Fees.
Whereas Sanitation Ser-
vices was once a "Port
Authority" owned entity,
charged with that portion
of the "Mandate" of the
Port Authority, being the
upkeep of and maintenance
of the common or public
areas in consideration of
maintenance fees, duly
charged by the Port
Authority to licensees and


residents. It would now
appear that, under the
direct beneficial ownership
of the St George Estate,
Sanitation Services has
become a profit making
entity, for the benefit and
profit of its shareholders,
with lucrative, contracts
with its former owner, the
Port Authority, and in
direct competition with the
Port Authority Licensees.
This practice seems to
me to be unethical. How
can you protect your
clients when your share-
holders are competing
against them at the same
time?
If in fact Sanitation Ser-
vices is just another
licensee of the Port
Authority like every other
company, then shouldn't
the Port Authority put the
maintenance of all the pub-
lic and common areas out
for all its licensees to bid
on?
The Government of the


No street lights


Bahamas had set aside
numerous industries for
100 per cent Bahamian
owned companies, land-
scaping and janitorial being
among them.
This was to protect the
industry and the people in
such a small community.
Sanitation Services is not
100 per cent Bahamian
owned.
Is there a conflict in the
interpretations that I am
not getting?
Or is there one set of
rules for the Port Authori-
ty and its shareholders and
another for the rest of the
people in the Bahamas?
I have mentioned before,
and I will mention again:
We the People of Grand
Bahama need to get
together and fight these
injustices.
This issue might not
mean anything to you, but
the next time, it could and
will be you.
If we are eveT going to
change the way we are
treated or mistreated we
need to stop injustice when
we see it and not just wait
for it to affect us person-
ally.

DENISE deGREGORY
Nassau,
October, 2007.


for almQst a year Thanksfor
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
WE write to you in the hope that publishing our plight will
bring results, when all other avenues have failed!
We are a beach community, off Court Street, in Harbour
Island and have had no street lights in our neighbourhood for
almost a year. Our road is unpaved and therefore hazardous and
a number of our residents are elderly and need canes to assist
them in walking. Some of us have dogs that need to be walked
at night and, without lights we are in complete darkness.
We have on numerous occasions been to BEC locally and
repeatedly telephoned their offices in Rock Sound, Eleuthera.
We get no results whatsoever only empty promises. We
should add that electricity poles are in place and that lights
thereon were operational at one time. *
Due to the recent increase in crime throughout the Bahamas,
street lights are at least the first measure government can take
to protect its citizens. Please give us lights!
CONCERNED
RESIDENTS
Nassau,
October 22, 2007.
.... (This letter was signed by 12 residents. ED).


uDiiSning

letter
EDITOR, The Tribune
I SHOULD like to thank The
Tribune for publishing Breezy
Hill Taxpayer's letter of Octo-
ber 23rd and BEC for respond-
ing so promptly in filling the
large hole that they had dug on
Breezy Hill Road five months
ago. I would be even more
grateful if they would finish the
job by removing the large and
unsightly pile of fill and rubble
they left adjacent to the hole
and reinstated the asphalt
before the rains reopen the
crater.
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murder, rape and armed rob-
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steady rise in releases between
2004 and 2007, with a spike of
107 persons in 2006.
According to the statistics
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charged with these offences
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Two hundred and fifty-six of
those persons were released
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senting 94 per cent of the total
number of releases within the
six-year period.
In 2001, five of the persons
were released on bail, six were
released in 2002, five in 2003,
47 in 2004, 39 in 2005, 107 in
During his contributibi fo'ihe
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bail at the time they committed
the offence, and between Janu-
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1,359 persons at Her Majesty's
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number of persons charged with
serious offences who were


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MINISTER OF Agriculture Lawrence 'Larry' Cartwright (right) views exhibits at the Bahama Arts Festival.


'Opportunities abound'



in the craft industry


THE National Craft Associa-
tion is ready to meet the demand
for locally produced souvenirs,
Agriculture and Marine Resources
Minister Larry Cartwright said.
Opening the tenth annual
Bahama Arts Festival on Friday,
he said souvenir production could
be an engine of economic devel-
opment for the islands.
Mr Cartwright last week attend-
ed the association's annual meet-
ing.
The festival is organised by the
Handicraft Development and Mar-
keting Department of Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC).
Nearly 100 stalls featuring arts,
craft, preservatives, Bahamian del-
icacies, food and drinks from
throughout the islands were on dis-
play through the weekend.
The three-day exhibition at the
western esplanade, he said, "is a
testimony to our high quality prod-
ucts.
"It is also a celebration of cul-
ture and things traditional in the-
utilisation of mostly indigenous
products.
"Our eyes are being opened to
the linkages and partnership that
can be developed between handi-
crafts and tourism.
"The time has come for us to
offer quality locally-made handi-
crafts to our five million tourists
who visit these shores each year."
Opportunities "abound" in the
craft industry for job creation,
entrepreneurship and the reduc-
tion of poverty, he said.
"Members of the National Craft
Association told me they are
ready, willing and able to meet the
need for locally-produced craft
items.
"I therefore urge the Straw Ven-
dors Association and the National
Craft Association to co-operate so
that our tourists are afforded that
opportunity for enriched experi-
ences.
"There is every reason for us to
be proud of what you produce as
your products reflect the tradition
and culture of our country."
BAIC chairman Edison M Key
told of "a renaissance in the
Bahamian souvenir industry.
"That is so much the case that
Bahamian souvenir creation has
become the leading hobby among
Bahamians," said Mr Key, MP for
South Abaco. "We are encouraged
by what we see."
The Handicraft and Marketing
Development Department at
BAIC, he said, "has been making a
concerted effort" to train Bahami-
ans in souvenir creation using, as
far as possible, only locally found
ingredients.
"The result has been smashing,"
said Mr Key. "Bahamians have
embraced the opportunity. New
creative concepts have been dis-
covered, especially in shell craft,
coconut craft and straw work and
combinations of them all and
more.
"From fashionable hats and
handbags of various styles to fine


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THE CAT ISLAND dancers gave traditional performances during
Bahama Arts Festival.


jewellery to decorations, lamps,
mugs and much, much more are
being produced in the Bahamas
right now."
Mr Key encouraged artisans to
take advantage of incentives
offered by BAIC and go in the
business of souvenir production.
"Tap into that more than $150
million, I am told, used to import
souvenirs for our tourists," he said.
"There is, even now, no need to
import souvenirs for our tourists.
"They tell us they don't want
any cheap, 'made in some other
country' souvenir when they come
to the Bahamas. They want some-
thing that is truly Bahamian.
"So, there you have it. A captive
market awaits you," he said. "With
quality as the watchword, I encour-
age artisans to make that bold step.


Plug up that unnecessary outflow
of capital. Go into business.
"If you need land, just last week
we inaugurated the agro-industrial
park in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera,
for people like you, wanting to go
into business. Come in. Let's talk."
The festival's features included
live bands, Junkanoo perfor-
mances, traditional dance by the
Cat Islanders, and demonstrations
of weaving from Red Bays, shell
craft by April Martin-Fox, minia-
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Forbes, and coconut shell craft jew-
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* By SIR RONALD
SANDERS
(The writer is a business
consultant and former
Caribbean diplomat)

THE Caribbean has
been losing its highly
educated people to industri-
alised nations at an alarming
rate. The situation is set to
worsen with a proposal by the
European Commission (EC)
that European Union countries
should introduce a "blue card"
to attract highly skilled immi-
grants to fill much needed job
vacancies.
The proposal was unveiled
on October 23rd by the EC
President Manuel Barroso and
Justice and Home Affairs
Commissioner, Franco Frattini.
In announcing the plan,
Frattini described it as a "glob-
al job advertising blitz" to
attract engineers, doctors, nurs-
es and IT workers from Asia,
Africa and Latin American
and the Caribbean.
There are two motivations
behind the plan: first, Europe's
population is aging but living
longer, so the cost of keeping
pensioners in social security
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On present trends, the EC
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ing for the livelihood of one
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skilled workers.
The EC has calculated that
by the year 2030, Europe will
have a shortfall of 20 million
skilled workers.
The objective is to put the
blue card scheme in place by
2009 while giving each EU
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a second country. After five
consecutive years, they could
apply to stay permanently.
Conditions of employment and
social security would be the
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tries for years to keep their
economies competitive and to
create a band of workers
whose contributions to social
security schemes help to pay
for the elderly.
Australia has been the
leader in this area where 9.9


with large populations and rel-
atively large pools of qualified
people. India, for instance,
would no doubt quietly wel-
come the EU opening its doors
to 20 million skilled migrants
by 2030. Producing more uni-
versity graduates annually than
several EU countries com-
bined, a few million skilled
immigrants from India would
be an ant bite on an elephant's
back.
But small regions, such as
the Caribbean, have to view
this as a troubling develop-
ment. Already, more than 80
per cent of the tertiary educat-
ed people of Jamaica and
Guyana work in industrialized
countries. The figures are in
excess of 60 per cent for


opposition to an EU blue card
that is binding on Germany,
the country's business leaders
supported it, saying that Ger-
many is crying out for skilled
workers such as IT specialists
and engineers.
The industrialized nations
are taking the cream of the
skills from developing coun-
tries with no compensation. It
is clear that this is a trend that
will intensify in the coming
decades.
This points to the urgent
need for an international dis-
cussion on the issue of migra-
tion in several fora, including
the United National Econom-
ic and Social Council, the Inter-
national Labour Organisation,
the World Bank, UNESCO
and the World Trade Organi-
sation.
There are several dimen-
sions to this discussion but
development lies at its core.
Simply put, industrialized
nations are benefiting from a
transfer of resources from
developing countries without
compensation. At the rate at
which this transfer of resources
Sis. project to ocour, small
Sdep etjopeg economies in par-
ticular will suffer not only from
loss of badly needed skills, but
also from little return on the
large sums of money that they
invest in training.
It is time that global
arrangements be settled for
developing countries to be
compensated by industrialized
nations for the provision of
skills. Small, developing
economies should waste no
time in placing the issue on the
international agenda.
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per cent of its working popu-
lation is highly skilled immi-
grant workers mostly from
Malaysia, Singapore, the Pacif-
ic Islands and India. Canada
ranks second at 7.3 per cent of
its working population. While
a large chunk of these is also
from Asia, proportionately the
numbers from the Caribbean
are high. Switzerland is next
with 5.3 per cent of its working
population being immigrants,
and then the US at 3.2 per cent
- again on a proportionate
basis, the Caribbean numbers
are high. And, finally, there is
the EU at 1.7 per cent.
Europe's problem is that
whereas only 5 per cent of its
immigrants are skilled work-
ers, 55 per cent of the immi-
grants to the US are skilled.
The EC clearly intends to use
the blue card system to catch
up with its global competitors.
As the EC President said,
"With the European blue card,
we send a clear signal: highly
skilled workers from all over
the world are welcome in the
European Union".
This may be a boon to some
developing countries in Asia


Trinidad and Tobago and Suri-
name, and the numbers are
unacceptably high for coun-
tries such as Antigua and Bar-
buda, St Kitts-Nevis and St
Lucia.
These small countries pay
heavily to educate and train
their people to tertiary level
only to lose them to the needs
of industrialized nations. This
is, in fact, a huge subsidy being
paid by developing nations to
the economies of richer coun-
tries, while they, themselves,
su-'ff from lack of sufficient,
skilled personnel in both the:
public and private sectors.
And, while the EU Com-
missioners have said that to
avoid a damaging brain drain
in developing countries, stan-
dards would be set to limit or
ban active recruitment, that
statement is hardly worth the
breath it took to utter it.
Recruitment will be pursued
by private agencies anyway,
and the simple knowledge of
the blue card's availability is a
big enough advertisement; lit-
tle else is needed.
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MINISTER of Public
Works and Transport Earl
Deveaux said Friday that
an upcoming Contractors
Seminar will inform atten-
dees of, among other things,
the procedures they need to
know about participating in
government contracts.
"New and existing con-'
tractors, hopefully, will
know a little more about
what they need to do to win
contracts, manage their
contracts and get more
work," Minister Deveaux
said.
The seminar is scheduled
for Saturday, November 10,
2007, fron~g8.30am to 3pm,
at the Police Conference
Centre, East Street North.
Under the theme "Infor-
mation for Effective Pri-
vate-Public Sector Interac-
tion," the conference seeks
to convey the ministry's
intention to improve the
knowledge of those
involved in the Bahamian
construction industry.
"We will have three pan-
els," Mr Deveaux said.
"One on the proposed Con-
tractors Registration Bill,
which will be hosted by the
Director of Public Works
(Melanie Roach) where we
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the proposed bill and
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The second panel, he
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resentatives from the pri-
vate sector, the Department
of Immigration and the
ministry will give informa-
tion and respond to ques-
tions about what contrac-
tors must know about con-
tracting with the govern-
ment.
"We expect that this par-
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bulk of the discussion," Mr
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Report: Grand jury investigating allegations


magician raped, threatened Washington woman
a SEATTLE raped and threatened a Wash- eral law-enforcement officials, ment that she and her family told Seattle police, and later the
ington state woman at his estate whom the paper did not identify, were approached by a member FBI, that CopperGeld raped and 6
A FEDERAL grand jury is in the Bahamas, a newspaper confirmed the grand jury inves- of Copperfield's entourage at a struck her, and threatened her .
investigating allegations that reported. ligation. No indictment or crim- January 25 performance in the when she left after two days, k
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The woman told law enforce-


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and Copperfield selected the
woman to come on stage as part
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The 21-year-old woman said
Copperfield later said he could
help with her modelling career
and invited her to his estate, in
the Bahamas.
The woman said she made the
trip in late July, and found she
was the only guest on the seclud-
ed island with Copperfield. She


tions told The Times.
Copperfield's attorney, David
Chesnoff of Las Vegas, repeated
Saturday that Copperfield "has
never forced himself on anyone."
He said grand jury investigations
are supposed to be secret.
"We've been asked to respect
the confidentiality of the investi-
gation, and apparently law
enforcement officials have vio-
lated the confidentiality, which
undermines the integrity of the
entire investigation," Chesnoff
said.


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Office here, said Saturday that
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"We do not confirm or deny
that there is an investigation
underway by our office," she
said.
On October 17, FBI agents
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Economic nationalism and international investment


By JEFFREY R DAVIS

T OO often in Fhli
Bahamas, privatization
is synonymous \\ith foreign
investment. Although we are a
democratic capitalistic nation, we
must safeguard our heritage by
developing and controlling
domestic markets as we access
foreign markets. A health hla-
ance of trade and a balanced
budget are both necessary for. our
economy.
As we privatise our public util-
ities in the near future we must
be sure to allow the small native
community, to buy shares like we
did in the Cable company. We
must push for local investment
by our citizens in foreign busi-
2 nesses in the Bahamas. More
J: joint ventures should be encour-
-: aged as we diversify our econo-
my.
V Citizens ot The Bahamas must
n own outright some industries
3 such as food production, on land
and sea, as well as light manu-
,, facturing. The major portion of
_, our economy tourism, and finan-
cial services are controlled by for-
eign investment.
Every citizen of the Bahamas
is being affected by the dual
impact of "economic national-
Sism" and foreign investment in
our nation. Every nation of the
world must be responsible for
developing and maintaining a
healthy local economy as well as
healthy global or international
trade opportunities for its citi-
zens.
The Bahamas must export
more goods and services. It is not
prudent to continue importing
more workers and goods, as we
sell precious land to foreign
developers. Globalisation must.
blend with Bahamianisation. We
must not foolishly become the
world's first "global village".
A quick study of the largest
nations in the West Indies, com-
monly called the Caribbean, will
reveal a region in economic,
political, and social chaos.
Nations such as Cuba, Haiti,
Dominican Republic, Jamaica
and most other states and
provinces are facing similar chal-
lenges as the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas.
Many people are coming to the
Bahamas as tourists. A growing
percentage of these people enter
our community as tourists and
the simply remain beyond their
time seeking employment. It is
...go'odthat-we -have job-opportuif
cities for our neighbours. The


Y AYOuR SAY

obvious tension from this type of effects of alcoholism and drug
illegal migration is creating ten- abuse, has created a crime cul-
sion and anxiety in the local corn- ture in our island paradise.
,iunnitks mainly here in the cap- Today drugs and weapons are
ital being imported into our nation
We must be careful not to sell along with the innocent looking
any more large tracts of lands Caribbean people. At the same
and call them "anchor proper- time private fishing parties are
ties." Smaller resorts may be the raiding our marine resources
best way forward especially from the north and south. The
native owned smaller resorts. recent election victory by the
Hotels must not become the new FNM came about as the public
"plantations" as arrogant hotel rejected the notion that only a
owners could mistreat our people select few of us need aspire to
if they are not monitored prop- lead, and that we must support
early. the puppets and the pirates of
The mass exodus throughout the Caribbean as they attempt-
the region should not be con- ed to embrace the diabolic plot of
fused with globalisation. Strict the CSME.
selective recruitment should be Bahamians must carefully
implemented in the Bahamas. I manage the business of gover-
do not advocate isolationism. nance like we handle our banks.
Bahamianisation should not be There needs to be more facto-
a dirty word. ries than banks and more cattle
than people in the Bahamas. We
must be first class citizens at
canwhile the word home.
has been trumpeted We must take a look at
far and wide that twenty billion Freeport, again and understand
dollars of investment is being the economic balance of indus-
spent by international or foreign trialisation and tourism. We must
investors, throughout the diversify our economy by
Bahamas. Most of these potential embracing the (LNG) liquid nat-
investments are geared to ural gas industry for Grand
tourism and real estate develop- Bahama and Bimini. The ocean
ment. The obvious danger of this can easily hold two 24-inch pipes.
type of hyper economic activity is Sadly our PLP government
the divestment of opportunities was crippled by the negative
for Bahamian entrepreneurs not opposition by a few with their
to mention the rapid cultural bread already buttered on both
melt down of our indigenous way sides. These same forces crippled
of lite. The economy should not the proposed $500,000,000 Gua-
disrupt the socio-cultural fabric of na Cay, development with court
our people. Some change will cases and scare tactics.
come. The former PLP minister
As a result of such a positive Leslie Miller, will go down in his-
future forecast for the Bahamas tory as a man ahead of his time
our neighbours continue to come for his valiant fight to get a Petro
unchecked, and undeterred, like Caribe oil deal signed that would
the "gold rush" in the western have lowered the cost of fuel for
USA two centuries ago. Too the masses. He was not support-
many Bahamians are being mar- ed by his colleagues sufficiently
ginalised and alienated econom- and neither LNG nor Petro
ically, culturally, and socially as Caribe became successful, as
we sink into a sick pattern of BORCO in Freeport is owned
crime and shiftlessness. by Venezuelan businessmen
The historic export of contra- already the deal was obviously
band rum, from the Bahamas and opposed by Bahamian oil com-
more recently narcotics and ille- panics who are making a killing
gal international human souls on the bloated profits.
through the Bahamas, continues Most other nations have a larg-
to plague our relationship with er population, more land
our northern neighbours. No resources more money and tech-
doubt wealth has been generated nological development, better
.as. a resultt. ibii tI)PL o.' illegqi' .educational standards, as well as
international 'i.d J TIT iL id.JT' g-eat&i dt\er

tic economy.
All we seem to have are pure-
ly geographic and historic advan-
tages becauIse we are so near the
great USA. Not so! We are capa-
ble, resourceful people. We must
allow the Bahamian dream to
come to pass. A closer look at
the Bahamas will reveal our dis-
tinctions that are not merely coin-
cidental. Our people are not just
friendly buffoons. We are a cre-
ative, talented, honest, God-fear-
ing people.
Our professionals are well edu-
cated and skilled at many levels.
For instance our commercial air-
line pilots are world class. We


can do more than create
Junkanoo festivals.
We are not a "banana repub-
lic." A new generation of eager
Bahamians, are emerging out of
all of the intricate changes and
challenges facing us today. Our
young people are training as
economist, engineers, accoun-
tants, computer specialist, and
industry managers. Meanwhile
the information technology era
is creating greater global aware-
ness as well as greater national
expectations.
Along with the rapid expan-
sion of the Freeport Container
Port company, ship repair oper-


nations and Burma Oil, as well as
BORCO, our nation must con
tinue to diversify our economy
It is high time to approve beth
LNG projects despite the noise of
the minority. It is high time to
approve an oil deal with the gov-
ernment of Venezuela which is
subject to change also. It is high
time to create promotion for the
Bahamas with the Morton Salt
monopoly in Inagua. Each box
of salt could read made in the
Bahamas. Yes it's time for a bal-
anced budget. It is also time for
better balance of investment
opportunities in favour of more
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Constable Robinson said that when the victim has
been properly identified, and all checks have con-
firmed "Beswick" is Bahamian, relevant authorities
will be notified.
In the Bahamas, police are seeking the public's
help in identifying the country's 62nd murder victim,
who was found early Saturday morning in a'car with
a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
The man was discovered at the rear of Maria's


Shot dead
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near Family Guardian. He was slumped over the
steering wheel of a white Nissan, licence plate num-
ber 154344.
Assistant Supt Walter Evans told The 7 Tribune
that the man is about six feet tall, slim built, with low
haircut.
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towards Cuba."
Over the next 12 to 24 hours,
he said, the southern Bahamas
would have squally, windy weath-
er, with winds rising to tropical
storm force, around 35 knots,
accompanied by heavy showers.
By tomorrow, the central
Bahamas will also be feeling the
effects, with the rest of the coun-
try in the line of fire by late
Wednesday and early Thursday.
Acuweather said: "It is hard to
say at this point whether it will
become a fully-fledged hurricane.
If it comes out of Cuba more
organised, it could ramp up as it
crosses the water between Cuba
and the Bahamas.
"However, it's likely that winds
are going to be buffeting the
Bahamas for days, with the pos-
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over the Bahamas.
Through late Tuesday, an area
of high pressure to the north will
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PM: Current state
of Port Authority is
a 'great concern'

FROM page one

While he said that the impact
the GBPA conflict is having on
investor confidence is not mea-
surable, Mr Ingraham said from
his perspective it would no
doubt be impacting Grand
Bahama negatively.
"You have the quasi-govern-
ment agency in Grand Bahama
in receivership, that some
accountant from an office in
Nassau is having to make major
decisions about what the Port
does and that the owners of the
Port are unable to sit down and
run their own business them-
selves, and that businessmen
and investors are unable to look
into the eye of an Edward St.
George or a Sir Jack Hayward
and say 'this is the deal' and get
an answer. There is no question
about it the current state of
affairs is unacceptable," the
prime minister said.
Mr Ingraham said the
Bahamian parliament, when it
signed provisions of the Hawks-
bill Creek Agreement, did not
expect to have a dysfunctional
Port Authority.
"The Port Authority has
many legal entitlements. The
government of The Bahamas
expects the Port Authority to
become what it was intended to
be and we don't intend to sit
down forever biting our finger-
nails about the issue," he said.
Mr Ingraham said he had
been in touch with the princi-
pals of the Port Authority, the
Haywards and the St Georges,
to ensure that they are fully
aware of the government's con-
cern and desire to resolve the
issues with the port.
"It is critically essential for
Freeport's growth and develop-
ment for there to be a Port
Authority that is effective and
that is whole and that is focused.
"It is not possible for the gov-
ernment to cause Freeport to be
steered in the direction we think
it needs to be in without having
a port that is effective, a Port
Authority that's functional, a,
Port Authority that's not in
receivership and a Port Author-
ity without leadership," Mr
Ingraham said.


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FROM page one
figures berate the prime minister.
"At next session of parliament
we will demand from the PM an
apology and shall bring to the
attention of the speaker that he
permitted language and attitudes
that ought not to happen," said Dr
Nottage.
"We have no confidence that
the PM will have the ability to
respond in an appropriate man-
ner," he added, quipping: "Stay
tuned."
It was during the debate over
the proposed amendment to the
Juries Act that Mr Ingraham loud-
Iv lashed out at Mr Christie,
describing him as a "failure".
Criticising Mr Christie for the
state of the judicial system, Mr


PLP set to ask
Ingraham shouted across the floor:
"You have no shame, you have no
shame Christie, you have no
shame. You should be embar-
rassed of what you did...you were
most neglectful. You could have
done better. You are a failure....the
Bahamas had good reason to fire
you."
Dr Nottage said that Mr Ingra-
ham "went berserk" in response
to the opposition's objections to
the way the proposed amendment
to the bill was being handled.
"He berated the leader of the
opposition in a manner unbecom-
ing of any prime minister. Indeed,
he went too far," said Dr Nottage.
Mr Sears said that Mr Ingraham


had been "carrying on like an ass"
and questioned how he could
respect him after such an outburst.
Speaking later, Mr Christie did
not comment on Mr Ingraham's
criticisms directly, but stated that
he "joined (his) colleagues in all
that they said."
However, the opposition leader
did defend his administration's
efforts to tackle crime, seemingly
in response to the government's
suggestion that the proposed
amendment was one aspect of
addressing rising crime in the coun-
try.
"You need more than an
amendment to the Juries Bill. The
country has to be pointed in the
right direction. We left those
strategies in place, the FNM dis-
mantled them," he said.
Mr Christie noted programmes


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policing, and tourism policing as
examples of very effective crime-
fighting programmes implemented
under his watch which have since
been threatened or undone by Mr
Ingraham.
"I very government from time
immemorial knows that crime will
only be solved when the commu-
nity participates in all of the pro-
grammes to make the fight suc-
cessful," said Mr Christic.
Dr Nottage, who said it
appeared that Mr Ingraham "does
not know how to respond civilly
to his fellow man", said he
believed Mr Christie should per-
sonally demand an apology from
Mr Ingraham.
However, Mr Christie did not
comment on whether he would do
so.


PM dismisses calls
FROM page one
held at PLP headquarters.
Mr Sears had suggested that Mr Ingraham had omitted to
take into consideration recommendations made by Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall with respect to the Juries Act in 2003 before
bringing the proposed amendment.
He noted that Sir Burton had recommended that if any amend-
ment be made, changes such as lessening the liability of those
who serve on juries by, for example, imposing penalties on
employers who seek to stop their employees from serving on
juries by deducting their pay should be included.
Mr Ing:aham said: "The statement made concerning the Chief
Justice of The Bahamas is not true.
"Not only did I personally consult the Chief Justice on the Jury
Amendment, the Chief Justice himself wrote to the govern-
ment in 2006, recommending that the jury be reduced from
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Govt will pay the millions owed in


redundancy to Royal Oasis workers

FROM page one


session of those who had only been partially paid by the former
government in 2005.
He revealed that he was also informed that additional mon-
ey is owed to a' other group of about 135 workers who are not
on the government's list.
"There is a list of persons I heard about that was not in my
possession. I keep hearing about a group of 135 I don't know
anything about them.
"I have made a list of names available to the MPs here on
Grand Bahama and have asked them to seek to determine
whether or not there are any persons who should have been on
that list who are not on that list between now Monday at 5pm
when at that time we propose to close the list and deal with
those persons who we know exist and have some entitlement,"
he said.
"And so if they have additional names and circumstance they
should make them available to us, and we will do the same
with the union and find out from them the same answer," he
said.
On May 19, 2005, the former government paid out $6.12 mil-
lion in redundancy money to 900 Royal Oasis workers. Those
workers with pay out packages of $11,000 or less were paid in
full, and those entitled to more than $11,000 received 50 per
cent. At that time the government had still owed a balance of
$1.2 million.
When questioned on Saturday as to the amount to be paid out
by government, Mr Ingraham said.he did not know the exact fig-
ures, but noted that it is in the millions.
"Millions will be paid how many, I don't know. We have a
set of numbers of persons who received payment from the gov-
ernment before, and there are also some persons who received
partial payment before.
"There was an understanding that another group would be
paid by somebody else, but indications are that somebody else
is not now going to pay all of the workers as was expected,
and that additional group has to be considered, he said.
Mr Ingraham assured that the government will carefully
review the list of names to ensure that nobody has been left out.
Once the list has been closed and finalised on Monday, Mr
Inigraham said his government will begin to pay the workers
sometime next week or soon thereafter.
Since the hotel's closure in September, 2004, due to hurricane
damage, some 1,000 workers have been struggling financially.
And Freeport's economy has also suffered as a result of the loss
H of some 900 hotel rooms.
The prime minister said while some people may say the gov-
ernment has no obligation to pay the workers, his government
has taken the position of paying out all of the Royal Oasis
workers.
It has, indeed, been a long struggle over the past three years
for the workers who have demonstrated, and written letters to
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PLP hits out over the

proposed amendment
to the Juries Act

FROM page one

failure of the government to pre-
sent a crime strategy since coming
to power the opposition has
decided "not only to criticise but
to engage in a constructive
process with the government" on
this issue.
Dr Bernard Nottage, leader
of opposition business in the
House, said he felt there were
"enough mature politicians" in
the House of Assembly to "sit
down and talk" about the issue
of crime and formulate such a
cross-party strategy.
Dr Nottage claimed that the
government had failed to show
how the proposed amendment
to the Juries Act which
would see the number of
jurors in non-capital trials
reduced from 12 to nine -
"would positively impact the
unacceptably high rate and
occurrence of crime and the
fear of crime as well as the
administration and efficiency
of the judicial process."
He suggested that the gov-
ernment had rushed the pro-
posed amendment without
adequate consultation with the
public or civil society in gener-
al, and in the process had
failed to provide "any empiri-
cial or objective evidence to
support its assertions" about
the need for the amendment.
"This amendment represents
fundamental change in the bal-
ance between the state and the
defendant who is charged for
an offence. The country has to
be careful before it proceeds in
making such a change," said
Dr Nottage.
Last week the debate on the
amendment was suspended
until the next parliamentary
session this Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Dr Nottage said
the opposition is soliciting the
views of civil society, and "col-
lecting the statistical data on
the issue relating to the admin-
istration of justice."
Mr Sears suggested yester-
day that if an amendment is
made it should necessarily
include recommendations
made by Chief Justice Sir Bur-
ton Hall in 2003 with respect
to the act in question.
These included reducing the
number of persons exempt
from jury service and lessening
the liabilities of persons to
serve as jurors for example,
by imposing penalties on
employees who prevent per-
sons from serving, after
exempting persons from duty
for five years after they serve.
With regard to the issue of
speeding up the administration
of justice in general, over and
above such an amendment the
establishment of a judicial
complex is key, he said.
With the former government
having awarded the contract
for the construction of a new
12-courtroom complex in late
2005, and "agreed on a plan"
for the construction of a judi-
cial complex, "it is only neces-
sary today for the government
to get on with it, and to identi-
fy a suitable location for the
construction," he stated.
Mr Sears said that judges
must be remunerated to the
degree that their salaries are
on a level with the private sec-
tor.
"Before the PLP came to
power, the FNM appointed a
commission, studied the prob-
lem and made recommenda-
tions to the government. They
recommended that the salaries
ought to be increased by over
40 per cent. Hubert Ingraham
took it upon himself to exer-
cise what he likes to do, that is
a prime ministerial fiat, and
reduce the recommendation
from 42 per cent to 24 per
cent. That is why it is so diffi-
cult today to attract senior
lawyers to the bench."
Additionally, the recom-
mendations of two commis-
sions appointed under the PLP
to look into the judicial sys-
tem, chaired by Sean
McWeeney and Justice Joseph
Strachan, should be imple-
mented.
He also called for the gov-
ernment to "release the report
of the legal aid commission"
formulated in 2002, suggesting
that the fact that there are per-
sons who do not have legal
representation in court plays a
significant role in slowing
down court matters.


"Justice in our country
should be available not only to
the rich but also to the poor,"
said Mr Sears, not however
indicating why the report was
not released under the former
government.
Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
said that the government
seemed to have "shifted
ground" during the debate on
their rationale for the amend-
ment, at first emphasising how
the amendment would speed
up the court system, and then
when questioned on this, stat-
ing that it was instead an
important step in "resolving
the crime problem."


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamian
fishing industry
"will collapse" if
the Bahamas
does not preserve
its duty-free market access to
the ,European Union (EU) by
signing the Economic Partner-
ship Agreement (EPA), a
senior fisherman has warned,
as the resultant drop in price
and demand for their products
would further exacerbate sup-
ply woes caused by rampant
poaching.
Ignatius Carroll, speaking


* Fisherman warns 'the bottom will drop out completely'
if non-EPA participation results in just tiny reduction
in crawfish price
* Says 85-90 per cent fall in catch over last 10 years due
to poaching, with EPA threatening to squeeze Bahamians
between prices and Dominican interlopers


for fishermen operating from'
Coral Harbour and Long
Island, told The Tribune that
"the bottom will drop out com-


pletely" for the fishing industry
if the price of the crawfish/lob-
ster they caught dropped by
just $1 or $2 per pound.


"It doesn't take very much

SEE page 14


Licence restriction 'counterproductive' for consumer


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
and DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
THE Government's failure to as-yet
amend International Distributors of Grand
Bahama's business licence to allow it to
sell duty-free food products to Bahamian
wholesalers and retailers is "counterpro-
ductive to the needs of the consumer", an
attorney told The Tribune.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham,
speaking at the opening of International
Distributors' 86,000 square foot warehouse
on Friday, said he "cannot and did not
promise" the Associated Grocers of Flqri-


da subsidiary the
amendment to its
business licence
that would allow it
to sell to Bahamian
companies that gro-
ceries it was export-
ing duty-free to 46
other nations in the
Western Hemi-
sphere.
Many observers
believe the
Bahamas, and espe-
cially its consumers, are missing out on a
golden opportunity to benefit from lower
food prices via International Distributors


facility in Freeport, as the groceries it will
supply would enter the nation import-duty
free.
Fred Smith, a Freeport-based attorney
and partner in Callenders & Co, said:
"What would really help Freeport is if the
Government would allow Associated Gro-
cers to supply its goods directly to Bahami-
an firms, benefiting people and the econ-
omy, rather than export from abroad. That
is counterproductive to the needs of the
consumer."
The best Mr Ingraham could promise on
Friday was that Bahamians needed to

SEE page 2


Florida taxation


review may impact


the Bahamas

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE cost of living in the Bahamas could be set to rise
again if Florida eventually decides to revoke the 6.5 per
cent sales tax exemption for goods and products shipped
directly to the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries, The
Tribune has been told, with an active review underway.
Business community sources said that while the review was
"at a very preliminary stage", and nothing had been decided
yet, any removal of the current exemption would see a 6.5 per
cent sales tax imposed on goods purchased in Florida by
Bahamian businesses and consumers.
Every 20 years, Florida appoints a Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission to review the state's tax structure and
make recommendations for changes. Among the broad pol-
icy areas reviewed are Florida's revenue needs, the spending
process and budgeting process.
The Tribune understands that one option being discussed
is the end of all sales and youth tax exemptions, one of
which is the exemption from the 6.5 per cent sales tax for all
goods shipped directly from Florida to the Bahamas and
the Caribbean.
As well as Bahamian businesses, consumers who are res-
ident in this nation could also be impacted, since as it cur-
rently stands they, too, qualify for the exemption if they
can show the Florida exporter a Bahamas address to which
the product can be shipped directly.
"If you are doing business, then it will impact you" if it ever
comes into effect," a source told The Tribune. "It would
affect both consumers and businesses, but is at a very pre-
liminary stage."
The extent of any impact would also depend on whether
Bahamian firms and residents were able to source the same
quality products from different locations, the source said.
With Florida looking to make drastic real property tax
cuts, it is likely that all tax exemptions are under review as the
state looks to claw back revenues from other areas.
The episode again illustrates how vulnerable the Bahamas
is to external events and devel-
opments in the world economy SEE 10
that impact it, as the end to SEE page 10


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
EMPLOYERS want redun-
dancy to be removed as a rea-
son for unfair dismissal in the
Employment Act, fearing that
it could encourage labour dis-
putes and court actions by giv-
ing employees two potential
avenues for compensation.
Brian Nutt, the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon) president, said any
amendments to the Employ-
ment Act should eliminate
redundancy as a ground for
unfair dismissal, as its inclu-
sion permitted "a duality of
recoveries" for employees.
Arguing that redundancy
was dealt with in the Redun-
dancy Payments section of the
Employment Act, Mr Nutt
said that including it as a
ground under which employ-
ees could bring unfair dismissal
actions "can be seen to encour-
age trade disputes by giving
grounds that go beyond the
specific remedy provided for
redundancy, and being able to
add on to that payment addi-
tional compensation.
"This baits employees who
are terminated as being redun-
dant to file trade disputes in
the hope of obtaining addi-
tional compensation.
"The whole philosophy of


employment law has histori-
cally been aimed at peaceful
settlement of disputes, out of
tribunals and courts, so to
maintain this duality flies in
the face of our history."
Mr Nutt added that the
remaining grounds for unfair
dismissal included terminations
by employers that violated
"basic or fundamental rights",
such as trade union member-
ship, taking part in lawful
industrial action and having
children. He pointed that not
being declared redundant was
not a fundamental right of an
employee.
Yet this is being opposed by
the trade unions, who argue
that if redundancy is omitted as
a cause for unfair dismissal
because this "will result in
employees' losing entitlements
that they are presently enjoy-
ing".
The BECon president said
employers were recommend-
ing that the Employment Act
be changed in respect to
redundancy payments, as cur-
rently these are treated as a
preferred debt if a company
goes into bankruptcy or liqui-
dation. This means the firm's
employees rank ahead of all
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reexamine the country's eco-
nomic model, especially those
industries protected from for-
eign competition and owner-
ship, as consumers could derive
major price reductions and
benefits from the likes of Inter-
national Distributors.
He said: "I do believe we in
the Bahamas need to begin to
seriously consider the oppor-
tunities which may come on
stream for the local economy
from the continued expansion
of free-trade zone develop-
ments in Grand Bahama,
including the challenges this
will present for protected seg-
ments of our economy, and the
benefits to be derived by con-
sumers around our country."
Roy Deffler, International
Distributors' president, had
previously told The Tribune
that the restriction preventing
it from selling any goods in the
Bahamas through Freeport
meant "the real positive impact
will sadly be missed" in Girand
Bahama, New Providence and
other Bahamian islands.
He explained: "Most items
we procure from anywhere
outside of the United States
will stop in Freeport. To supply
any retailer located in the
Bahamas, the product must
then be sold and shipped to
Florida to our parent company,
Associated Grocers. Associat-
ed Grocers would then re-load
the item(s) back on a contain-
er destined to a retailer located
in the Bahamas.
"This entire process adds
unnecessary costs to all retail-
ers of the Bahamas, and these
additional costs are most cer-
tainly born by you and I, the
consumer. All of our other
retailers throughout the


Caribbean and South/Central
America will benefit greatly,
as we can distribute the prod-
uct either directly from the
manufacturer or through our
Freeport facility."
Still, there is little doubt that
International Distributors pres-
ence in Grand Bahama repre-
sents the start of fulfilling the
vision that Freeport can
become a major logistics/trans-
shipment/distribution/shipping
facility and hub for the West-
ern Hemisphere, including
both North and South Ameri-
ca.
Speaking at the warehouse
opening, Mr Deffler said:
"Eventually, our goal is to
have about 1.5 million square
feet of warehouse space and
we could very well become one
of the economic engines for
Grand Bahama."

Employ
Mr Deffler said that He
expects to begin filling the
warehouse on November 17,
and added: "We will probably
employ about 400 to 500 per-
sons when we are all done with
the three phases of construc-
tion."
He previously told The Tri-
bune that a major investment
by the Chinese
electronics/industrial con-
glomerate, CITIC, which had
signed an agreement with
International Distributors in
June 2007, could transform
Grand Bahama into a free
trade zone rivalling the Free
Trade Zone in Panama.
CITIC had been planning to
construct warehouse and show-
room facilities at the Sea Air
Business Centre on Grand
Bahama, the same site. where
International Distributors is
located, turning the area into a
'buyers emporium'. Potential
purchasers and buyers would


be attracted from across the
Western Hemisphere to come
to Grand Bahama, where they
would view a variety of Chi-
,nese-made goods.
The major stumbling block
to this so far, The Tribune
understands, is the number of
work permits that would be
required for Chinese nationals
to operate the CITIC show-
room facilities.
In his address, Mr Ingraham
said the Government "looked
forward to an early settlement"
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) ownership
battle between the Hayward
and St George families.
Mr Ingraham said the new
warehouse facility was wel-
comed in Freeport, and
promised that his government
will get Freeport's economy
back on track.
"I am a child of Grand
Bahama and so this is a bitter-
sweet occasion for me," he told
persons attending the opening.
"Bittersweet, because I cer-
tainly believed back in 2002
that by this time Grand
Bahama would have been a
shining example of a successful
mixed economy with a boom-
ing manufacturing sector, a
busy air and sea transshipment
business centre, and an
expanded and upgraded
tourism sector making you a
destination of choice.
"And so while I am very
pleased to participate in this
official opening, I am saddened
that this opening is not occur-
ring in the midst of a booming
economy fueled by new job
creating developments in
Grand Bahama today," said
Mr Ingraham.
He believes that Freeport is
ideally situated for the devel-
opment of an important and
successful duty-free shopping
facility, such as International
Distributors.


* By Fidelity Capital
Markets
IT was a relatively quite
week of trading in the
Bahamian market, with only
39,305 shares changing hands.
The market saw 14 out of its
19 listed stocks trade, of
which four advanced, two
declined and eight remained
unchanged.
Volume leader for the
week was Doctors Hospital
Health System (DHS), with
10,000 shares being traded,
accounting for 25 per cent of
total shares traded. Its stock
dropped in price by $0.10 a
share.
Price leader for the week
was FamGuard Coproration,
which increased by $0.18 a
share to close out at a new
52-week high of $6.50. The
FINDEX increased by 3.46
points or 0.4 per cent, week-
over-week, to close at 869.52.

COMPANY NEWS ,

CABLE Bahamas (CAB)
released its September 30,
2007, quarterly results this
week. CAB reported net
income of $15.6 million for
the first three quarters of this
year, compared to $13.4 mil-
lion for the same period last
year, an increase of $2.2 mil-
lion or 17 per cent.
For the 2007 third quarter,
net income was $5.3 million,
increasing by $631,000 or 13.6
per cent compared to the
2006 third quarter.
Operating income for the
quarter was $9.5 million com-
pared to $8.3 million in the
2006 third quarter, with rev-
enues and expenses growing
by 14.9 per cent and 16.1 per
cent in the quarter compared
to the same period last year.
Net income per ordinary
share for the nine months
ended September 30, 2007,
was reported at $0.79, com-
pared to $0.67 in the prior
year.

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)


The Bahamian Stock Market

FINDEX 869.52 YTD 17.17%


BISX CLOSING
SYMBOL PRICE


AML
BAB
'BBL
BOB
BPF
BSL
BWL
CAB
CBL,:
CHL
CIB
CWCB
DHS
FAM
FCC
FCL
FIN
ICD
JSJ
SPRE


$1.59
$2.61
$0.85
$9.55
$11.60
$14.60
$3.70
$11.00
$16.55
$3.15
$14.65
$6.88
$2.25
$6.50
$0.70
$6.09
$12.75
$7.25
$10.05
$10.00


CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
CHANGE


$0.01
$-0.05
$-
$-
$-
$-
$0.01
$-0.05
$0.05
$-
$0.10
$0.72
$-0.10
$0.18
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$- * *


1,000
1,000
0
3,000
0
0 .
8,000
1,000
2,564
6,000
2,625
0
10,000
1,200
500
66
2,250
0
100
0


160.66%
108.80%
11.84%
18.93o
2.65%
0.00%
111.43%
10.00%
32.29%
65.79%
3.53%
31.30%
-10.00%
12.26%
27.27%
94.10%
6.07%
1.40%
16.86%
0.00%


DIVIDENDIAGM NOTES:

JSJ has declared dividends of $0.15 per share, payable on
October 23,2007, to all shareholders of record date October
16, 2007.

FCL has declared dividends of $0.03 per share, payable on
November 13, 2007, to all shareholders of record date Octo-
ber 31, 2007. FCL has announced an extraordinary general
meeting for November 15, 2007.

BWL has declared dividends of $0.09 per share, payable
on November 23, 2007, to all shareholders of record date
November 14,,2007.

Consolidated Water Company has declared dividends of
$0.013 per BDR, payable on November 7,2007, to all share-
holders of record date September 30, 2007.

CBL has announced a three-for-one stock split of its ordi-
nary shares. The record date for the stock split is October 26,
2007, with a trading date of November 7, 2007, and effective
split date of November 9, 2007.


(BAB) Fidelity's $15 mil-
lion bond issue to institution-
al and high net worth individ-
uals was fully subscribed and
placed at the conclusion of
the offering period on Octo-
ber 19, 2007.


The Bank's management
indicated that the issue was
successful, and that the bank
will be going back to the mar-
ket early next year with an
additional offering under the
$50 million note programme.


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Immigration's 'finger' is 'not on economy pulse'


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Immigration Depart-
ment "does not have its finger
on the pulse of the economy"
and must become "more recep-
tive" to handling work permit
applications by Bahamas-based
companies in an efficient man-
ner if they are to grow, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president told The Tri-
bune.
Dionisio D'Aguilar suggested
the Immigration Department
should have work permit appli-
cation forms available for sub-
mission and completion on-line
to make the process more effi-
cient, and save countless
Bahamian businesses the frus-
tration of repeated visits to the
Department to submit all
requested forms and check on
their progress.
"It's becoming a frustration,"
said Mr D'Aguilar of the work
permit process and the need to
import ever-increasing quanti-
ties of foreign labour.
"The economy is growing and
we're unable to meet that
demand. The Immigration
Department does not have its
finger on the pulse of the econ-
omy, and is not understanding
and realizing that this change is
going on.
"They have to become more
receptive when businesses put
in requests for work permits
necessary to expand their busi-
nesses and fulfill new business
ideas.
"The Immigration Depart-
ment feels that all we want to
do is put foreigners in there,
and that we make no effort to
find and hire Bahamians. They
have to realise that Bahamian
businesses want to hire Bahami-
ans, but we cannot find them.
"There's clearly a sense of
frustration on the part of
Bahamian businesses because
of ap inability to find compe-
tent hamians. It's easier, it's
cheaper."
The anticipated capital
inflows for foreign direct invest-
ment projects, chiefly resorts,
and the education system's
inability to produce enough lit-
erate, highly-skilled and moti-
vated Bahamian workers, have
alreadyy stretched the existing
" -orkforce to the limit.


Elma Campbell, minister of
state for immigration, last week
told a Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce luncheon that the
demand for work permits by
Bahamas-based businesses was
increasing, the Immigration
Department sometimes receiv-
ing up to 500 new aid renewal
applications per week.
Responding to her address,


Mr D'Aguilair said he had
numerous comments from
Bahamian businessmen in
respect to middle and upper
management employees that "if
only I had competent people to
run this area rind that area, I
would expand my business. I
think Immigration is skeptical
of that complaint, but it's a real
one".
He cited the case of an insur-
ance company that had become
frustrated in its ability to find
enough competent Bahamians
to staff its information technol-
ogy (IT) department, something
that highlighted the potential
pitfalls in naniing a Bahamian
to understudy an expatriate
worker. '
The Chaniber president
explained thai: IT professionals
hired by the insurance company
were able to exploit the fact
there were relatively few quali-
fied Bahamians in this sector,
and soon headed for "greener
pastures" by exploiting their
skills to attract higher wages.


This left the insurance firm
back at 'square one' to start all
over again, and Mr D'Aguilar
said a similar problem was faced
by the accounting profession.
Newcomers to the industry
spent two to three years training
with an accounting firm, and


then left the profession by
exploiting their skills to find
jobs and better pay as financial
controllers with Bahamian com-
panies.
Mr D'Aguilar praised the
FNM government for putting
in a dedicated, full-time minister


to run the Immigration Depart-
ment, and the fact they had
committed to a four-week turn-
around time for properly com-
pleted work permit applications

SEE page 6


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ties. Establish and implement cleaning, painting, renovating schedules
including the grave yard and parking lots.
9. Supervise the operation of food services.
10.Supervise assigned office personnel.
I1I. Perform other duties as assigned by Pastor.

Applicant needs to possess excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills. Must
be a team player and willing to work flexible schedule.

Please send Resume together with a covering letter,
a statement of philosophy and a recent photograph to:

The Trust Secretary
Ebenezer Methodist Church
P.O. Box SS 6145
Nassau, Bahamas


BRISTOL'


WINES & SPIRITS


After the Wine & Arts Festival..


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with 228 beautifully
appointed Junior Suites
and meeting facilities
to accommodate
up to 70 people.

Our guests have
full use of the
exclusive facilities of
the fabulous Atlantis
just steps away.

In-room amenities
include: king size or
two double beds,
sitting area
with sofa bed,
cable tv, refrigerator,
in-room safe,
coffee maker, hair dryer,
complimentary
deluxe continental
breakfast served daily,
pool with swim-up bar,
Crusoe's garden
restaurant serving
breakfast and lunch,
Bamboo cocktail bar.

Guest rooms and
interior public facilities
are designated
non-smoking areas.

Ask about our local
corporate, group and
wedding rates.

Contact our
management team
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PARADISE ISLAND
BAHAMAS
1 Paradise Island Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas


Terrain Design and Management, a small design firm, is currently
looking for a creative landscape ardchitect/desigrier. The qualified
candidate should have a degree In landscape architecture (from
an accredited university) and two or more years qot experience. The
candidate must have knowledge of landscape architecture design
concepts (including planting, hardscape, gradlig and Irrigation),
along with experience in project management, design development,
construction documents, and bidding, Competence In graphics, de-
sign, communication and organization are a nqjcesslty along with
strong AutoCAD skills and proficiency'in Micrsoft Word and Excel.

Terrain Design and Management is foc(tsed on sustain-
able landscape design solutions for high eind residential and
estate properties, resort developments qind public parks.

Qualified candidates should submit. their ,resume via post,
fax or email to:

TERRAIN Design & Management
P.O. Box N-7320" ;
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 394-8114i
e-mail: terrailn@coralwave.omn
Telephone/tax: (242) 394-8114


MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007, PAGE 3B


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Employers fear redundancy line could trigger trade disputes


FROM page 1


call on the remaining assets.
Employers, though, are rec-
ommending the Act's wording
be changed to leave employ-
ees as ranking equally with the
Government's claim for owed
taxes and all other charges
when a firm is bankrupt or
goes into liquidation. This
means they would have to join
the queue of creditors.
"Although the Act currently
provides for redundancy pay-
ments to be a preferred debts
since the coming into force of
this Act, a number of compa-
nies have gone into liquidation
and been wound up without
the employees receiving any
redundancy payment whatso-
ever. As a matter of equity this
situation must be remedied,"
Mr Nutt said. One of the
wound-up companies he is
likely to have been referring


to is Gladstone Farms.
On redundancy payment
rights, the Employment Act
currently provides for workers
to choose between receiving
redundancy pay or a gratuity
or non-contributory pension
the firm was contributing to,
not both.
"We feel that this choice
should be expanded to include
employer contributions to con-
tributory pensions as well," Mr
Nutt said. "Due to the high
cost of redundancy and the
decimation it may cause to a
business, consideration should
be given in any area where a
set-off can be found."
Another area where employ-
ers are seeking reform is on
the termination of managerial
and supervisory staff with
notice. While line workers are
required by the Employment
Act to have worked for six
months before they become
entitled to notice pay, Mr Nutt
said there was "no provision


for a minimum period of
employment for employees
who hold a supervisory or
managerial position".
He explained: "This does not
allow for a probationary period
to determine if the employee is
the right person for the job. In
other words, the way the Act is
currently written, if you hire a
supervisor or manager this
morning and terminated his
employment this afternoon,
the supervisor or manager
would be entitled to one mon-
th's notice pay. There needs to
be a minimum period of
employment before entitle-
ment to notice."
Pay
On sick pay, BECon and
Bahamian employers are rec-
ommending to the Govern-
ment that the Act be amended
to require all employees to
produce a medical certificate
for the time in which they were


off work.
"The recom mended change
makes it clear; that a medical
certificate i: required to
receive sick p,>y, whether the
sick leave is for' one day or one
week," Mr Nul t said. "The rec-
ommended change also drops
the requirement that an
employee present to his
employer a medical certificate
when the period of sick leave
extends beyond one day.
"The requirement to pro-
duce a medical certificate when
there is no entitlement to sick
pay should not: be legislated;
instead it should be left to indi-
vidual employment policies."
In addition'., to "prevent
unjust enrichment" by employ-
ees, the sick )pay payment
made should be reduced by the
amount of any National Insur-
ance Board (NJIB) payment a
worker received.
Employers are also looking
to change the definition of
'Young Person'., which means a


person 14 years-old and older,
but younger than 18 years-old.
They want to exclude from this
those who are 16 years-old and
older, and who have either
graduated from high school or
left school, as this potentially
places "limitations" on their
job opportunities.
Employers
And employers are also rec-
ommending that a new section
be inserted into the Employ-
ment Act to ensure that refer-
ences to basic pay to be paid
for paid leave, redundancy
payment and termination pay-
ment are not viewed as being
below the Minimum Wage.
"There may be legitimate
cases where an employer's
basic pay is below the mini-
mum wage," Mr Nutt said.
' "This new section would guar-
antee that leave payments,
such as sick leave and vacation
leave, as well as redundancy


payments and termination of
employment with notice pay-
ments, will in no case be below
the minimum wage."
For their part, the ,trade
unions, operating under the
Umbrella of the Joint Labour
Movement, want the Act to
include a new section on 'shift
breaks'. They say this would
allow "workers to have a min-
imum of 11 hours before
returning for their next shift.
Again, this is consistent with
International Labour Organi-
sation Convention 30".
The unions also want the
Act to identify vacation pay as
wages, as this would produce
greater clarity. "Some employ-
ers believe and practice a prin-
ciple that if vacation is not
used, it is forfeited," the Joint
Labour Movement said. "As
earnings are a fundamental
issue in contract law, this
amendment would not allow
vacation to be taken back by
the employer."


Year/Place Built
Build/Type:


YACHT FOR SALE
Yacht "GRACE"
NOTICE
TO BE SOLD BY TENDER PURSUANT TO ORDER No. 39 OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE BAHAMAS, MADE
THEREIN ON THE 18' JUNE 2007. THE YACHT "GRACE", PRESENTLY BERTHED AT YACHT HAVEN, NASSAU,
ENTAILS THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS: -


1978; SARNICO, ITALY.
CARVEL


Flag: British
Dimensions: LOA: 44.9 Feet
Breadth Moulded: 13.2 Feet
Depth (tonnage deck to ceiling): 7.0 Feet
Machinery: 2 x 740 BHP CUMMINS 903 Main Engines; 1 x ONAN Marine Genset
Further particulars of the vessel, the conditions of sale and authorization for inspection may be attained from The Office
of the Admiralty Marshal, Prince George Wharf, P. 0. Box N-8175, Nassau, The Bahamas, Phone: (242) 356-5639, Fax:
(242) 322-5545.
THE ABOVE PARTICULARSANDANY FURTHER PARTICULARS THAT MAY BE GIVEN BY THE ADMIRALTY MARSHAL
ARE AND WILL BE GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH AND NO RESPONSIBILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR THEIR ACCURACY.
IT IS INCUMBENT UPON ALL INTERESTED PURCHASERS TO MAKE THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT ENQUIRIES.
TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED "TENDER FOR YACHT GRACE" AND SHOULD
REACH THE OFFICE OF THE ADMIRALTY MARSHAL AT THE AFOREMENTIONED ADDRESS NO LATER THAN
FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2007.
TEADMIRALTY MARSHAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL TENDERS -
Signed: Capt Anthony Aliens
(Admiralty Marshal)
I I I li i l r r i i i r '


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

Please fax all resumes to 327-4393
or email to acmin@marleyresort.com


CFA SOCIETY OF THE BAHAMAS

ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY AND
CFA PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING


TOPIC:




DATE:

TIME:


PLACE:



GUEST SP EAKER:



COST:

RESERVATIONS:;


"AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CFA
(CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST)
PROGRAM AND THE EDUCATION
REVIEW COURSE"

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

6:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Presentation

Victoria Room
British Colonial Hilton
One Bay Street

Charles W. L. Deale, Head of Society
Relations, CFA Institute, Charlottesville,
Virginia

Complimentary

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by
October 30, 2007
Karen Pinder, CFA
karen.pinder@efgbank.com


Telephone: 502-5405


The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a globally
recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity in the
fields of portfolio management and investment analysis. Three levels
of examination verify a candidate's ability to apply the fundamental
knowledge of investment principles across all areas of the investment
decision-miaking process.
The next examination date is June 7, 2008 and the final
registration and enrollment date is March 17, 2008. We encourage all
interested persons to attend the information evening to learn more about
the CFA Program.
Ther CFA Society of The Bahamas, will present a brief outline
of the CFA Institute, and the local society. Special Guest Speaker, Mr.
Charles F* L. Deale, Head of Society Relations, CFA Institute will
provide an outline of the CFA Program and present the charters to the
new CFA iCharter holders. The Education Committee will provide a
brief outline of the 2007-08 Education Programs planned for Level I,
II, and III candidates. A Q&A Panel Session will follow the presentations.


*.: w^w,/m.. .w.sw *,.,.......________________________


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B S. O


PLP chair candidate: Do not




renew child labour Schedule


By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
A CANDIDATE for the
, Progressive Liberal Party
(PLP) chairmanship has called
for the Employment Act's First
Schedule, which permits child
-c labour in certain categories of
s work, to be removed com-
3 pletely.
-:. Omar Archer, the former
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment (BDM) member, told
, Tribune Business that the First
Schedule, which expired on
January 1, 2007, should under
no circumstances be extended
or renewed.
"There are some businesses
who show a complete disre-


gard for the law in terms of
underage employment. We
cannot continue to just sit back
and allow these business own-
ers to use our children," Mr
Archer said.
"Child labour is inhumane.
Companies' only concern is
with reducing cost and max-
imising production. It is bad
enough that they are already
victims of violence and sex
crimes, and now children must
be subjected to cheap labour.
This is degrading to the
Bahamas and I cry shame on
the parents who are allowing
their children to be subjected
to these conditions."
Mr Archer added that the
question must be asked of per-
sons calling for the First Sched-
ule's renewal as to "how many


of their children are packing
groceries or selling newspapers
or peanuts or mopping floors?"
He added that despite the
financial hardship suffered by
many families, the responsibil
ity for bringing in income
should not be placed on the
shoulders of children under 14
years-old.
"Parents need to understand
that they have a greater
responsibility to their children
and they should know their
limitations. No child asks to be
born, and they should not be
asked to bring cash into the
home," Mr Archer said.
He added that whatever was
necessary needed to be done to

SEE page 11


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

lOffers should reach our'ocebfi ori6'oi Se'rNbeinber 16, 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.



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


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.gibsoniaciti.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


S1 GN-605


MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PUBLICATION BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM &
AVIATION DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PARTICULARS OF AN APPLICATION TO OPERATE
SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES
In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the Civil Aviation
(Licensing of Air Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible for
Aviation hereby publishes the following particulars of the under-mentioned
applicant to operate scheduled air services to and from The Bahamas.
PARTICULARS OF APPLICATION
1. Application: GULFSTREAM INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, INC.
d/b/a CONTINENTAL CONNECTIONS
2. Date of first publication: 29th October, 2007
3. Routes: BETWEEN FT. LAUDERDALE ON THE ONE HAND AND
GREAT HARBOUR CAY ON THE OTHER.
4. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.
5. Provisional time table:


LOCAL TIMES


1000/1050
1130/1220
1440/1530
1600/1650


6. Frequency of flights: See above time-table.
7. Type of Aircraft: BEECH 1900D
Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with
Regulation 10 must be received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Tourism & Aviation the Department of Civil Aviation within fourteen (14)
days after the date of first publication of this Notice.
ARCHIE NAIRN
PERMANENT SECRETARY


Ft. Lauderdale/Great Harbour Cay
Great Harbour Cay/Ft Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale/Great Harbour Cay
Great Harbour Cay/Ft Lauderdale


Thu
Thu
Sun
Sun


MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007, PAGE 5B


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PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007 THE TRIBUNE


Immigration' s


'finger' is 'not on


economy pulse9


MUST SELL
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY


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

Infrastructures are in place.

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

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

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

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


by businesses that when they
go to Immigration to check on a
permit application, they are told
the file is lost. You see piles and
piles of files all over the place
when you go there," the Cham-
ber president added.
He also suggested, and Ms
Campbell had confirmed the
Immigration Department was
doing this, "making the process
less burdensome" by approving
work permit renewals for two
to three years, rather than deal
with them annually and clog up
the system.
Often companies had applied
for work permits, received them
when the applicant in question
was six months into their year-


long contract, and then faced
with applying for them all .over
again.
Mr D'Aguilar also praised
the Government for "becoming
more prudent" by tying
approvals for work permit
renewals to evidence showing
National Insurance Board
(NIB) contributions were up to
date.
"The Government is becom-
ing better at collecting revenue,
and they can really tie a lot of
things together to make people
comply. That makes good busi-
ness sense, and the business
community will not have any
objection to that," Mr
D'Aguilar 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
Office P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

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





Split Level Commercial

Building with

Detached Storage


| -:'.". ". ': .*'* i,.... ***r ^ 1' t**?4. ............. .

















A- 3,640 sq. ft. split-Level Commercial Building with finish
attic about nine years old, constructed of reinforced eight-
inch concrete block. The ground floor consists of a reception
are, a conference room, two offices, two bathrooms, a kitchen
and a storage room. The first floor holds four executive
offices and one bathroom. The attic comprises one office.

A-756 sq. ft. Detached Storage Building constructed of
reinforced eight-inch concrete block.

For conditions of sale and any other information, please
contact:
Credit Risk Management Collection Unit
At: 502-0929 or 356-1608


Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

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

Serious Enquires Only


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 e and any other infnmatiot pase contact:
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,
SP. 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





~MUSTISELLW


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


FROM page 3

and were making efforts to sort
out the backlog.
Yet in response to Ms Camp-
bell's comment that businesses
should write to the Immigration
Department setting out their
work permit needs, Mr
D'Aguilar suggested that rather
like the US State Department
did for visa applications, it
should place work permit appli-
catioh forms on line to make
the process "much less cumber-
some".
"We would then move away
from the constant complaints


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007


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THE TRIBUNE


MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007, PAGE 7B


Bahamas told: Be vigilant in financial services sector


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas needs to be
vigilant and resilient as a leader
in financial services, particu-
larly given the decline in world
economic output to 4.8 per
cent from 5.3 per cent, the
Minister of State for Finance,
Zhivargo Laing said this week-
end.
These challenges were par-
ticularly evident in the current
US sub prime mortgage mar-
ket, he told attendees at the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) Industry Excel-
lence Banquet.
Mr Laing said sound policy
was essential in dealing with


troubled times, adding that the
BFSB plays a vital role in help-
ing the Government find new
and improved products that
the Bahamas can offer, as well
as provide input into relevant


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/COM/bnk/00078
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISION


IN THE MATTER of MOSARO
INVESTMENTS LTD.
(Formerly, RS Fund Investment Ltd.)
(In Compulsory Liquidation)
AND IN THE MATTER of THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES ACT Ch. 309 Statute Laws of The Bahamas, 2000
Edition

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that by an Order of the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the above
matter, dated the 16th day of December 2004 on the petition
of the above-named Company it was ordered that the
Company be wound up by the Court under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 and that
MARIA M. FERERE, Chartered Accountant, of One
Montague Place, City of Nassau, New Providence, The
Bahamas be appointed Official Liquidator of the Company.

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Chambers
Deltec House
Lyford Cay
New, Providence, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Official Liquidator



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/COM/bnk/00072
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISION.


IN THE MATTER of REALTO (BAHAMAS) LTD.
(In Compulsory Liquidation)
AND IN THE MATTER of THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES.ACT Ch. 309 Statute Laws of The Bahamas, 2000
Edition

NOTICE '

NOTICE is hereby given that by an Order of the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the above
matter, dated the 16th day of December 2004 on the petition
of the above-named Company it was ordered that the
Company be wound up by the Court under the provisions
bof the International Business Companies Act, 2000 and that
MARIA M. FERERE, Chartered Accountant, of One
Montague Place, City of Nassau, New Providence, The
Bahamas be appointed Official Liquidator of the Company.

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Chambers
Deltec House
Lyford Cay
New, Providence, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Official Liquidator


HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS IS SEEKING FOR
DIRECTORS OF SALES
Harborside Resort atAtlantis is currently seeking for seasoned talent with successful and
proven timeshare experience at high leadership level, demonstrated track record in the
industry managing multimillion dollar projects and ready to take their career to new heights.

This person is responsible for assisting the Project Director in planning, directing, and
providing necessary leadership to deal with the short term and long term business objectives
of Harborside Resort at Atlantis Resort Villas. In addition this position is responsible for
providing guidance, direction, and accountability in producing the expected performance at
Harborside Resort at Atlantis ResortVillas, while constantly striving to maintain a positive
work environment for all employees.

Our candidate should possess:

* Proven successful track record of directing Sales and Marketing teams in timeshare,
branded Organizations.
* A minimum of proven 5 years recent vacation ownership experience at a Director level,
gained through increasingly responsible management positions within sales. Starwood
Vacation ownership experience is a plus.
* Strong leadership and excellent communication skills written and verbal. Must be able to
prepare comprehensive reports, presentations and represent ideas clearly and concisely
at different levels of the Organization.
* Strong listening and organizational skills.
* Superior interpersonal abilities to get along with diverse personalities in a multicultural
work environment; tactful, mature and flexible.
* College degree preferred.

Key competencies include: positive disposition, operational decision making, developing
organization talent/staff development, motivational fit (location, culture, job and company),
work standards, openness to differences, customer service orientation, building business
partnerships, thriving on ambiguity, managing multiple priorities, patience, strategic thinking
and execution, organizational awareness, technical/professional knowledge.


For immediate consideration please submit resumes online at
starwoodvo.com/careers
or e-mail your updated resume to
Recruitment-Caribbean@Starwoodvo.com
(Reference: DOS position Harborside Bahamas)

EOE/Pre- employment drug screening and background required.


HARBORSIDE
RESORT

ATLANTIS


legislation or amendments.
The BFSB'S importance, he
said, was further evident in the
increase in government fund-
ing that it was given in the
2007-2008 Budget.
Mr Laing said that if the
Bahamas was to be a leader in
the industry, it must ensure its
professionals meet the com-
petitive challenges.
The Financial Services
Excellence Awards are
designed to recognize role
models in the industry for out-
standing performance and con-


Pricing Information As Of:
Friday 2 Ortrlber 2007


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tribution to the growth and
development of the financial
services industry of the
Bahamas.

Winner

The winner of Executive of
the Year, given to a person at
chief executive level in a com-
pany, was Brian Moree, senior
partner at Mckinney, Bancroft
and Hughes.
Barbara Ferguson, the assis-
tant manager for account
investigations and fraud at the


Royal Bank of Canada, won
Professional of the Year, which
is given to an employee at any
level of management or super-
vision.
The Achiever of the Year,
given to someone in junior and
support levels, was given to
Marvin Nairn, a manager of
the senior trust service office at
Citrutrust (Bahamas).
Commonwealth Bank won
the Financial Services Devel-
opment and Promotion
Award, given to a firm or indi-
vidual for entrepreneurial


undertaking in promoting the
viability and strength of the
sector. This includes, for exam-
ple, new business expansion,
the creation of niche markets
or the development of new
marketing efficiencies.
La'Nelle Deleveaux, a COB
School of Business graduate,
won the Financial Services Stu-
dent of the Year Award.
The Lifetime Achievement
Award was presented to TB
Donaldson, presently the
chairman of Commonwealth
Bank.


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52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div$ Yield %
1.3607 1.3098 Collna Money Market Fund 1.360655"
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 FdPelity 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 NAVKEY
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna nd Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity 19 October 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
Daily Vol. Number of total sharma traded today NAV Not Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100
(S)- 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007







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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 1. 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 UWI Dining Room
Wednesday and lecture 7 PM
December 4 JUNKANOO ART- designing and pasting Presentation and demonstration by Henry Moss Jr.; Munnings Room 2
Tuesday costumes WORKSHOP slide show by I. 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 I. 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 LES MIZ Lecture and slide show by I. 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 I. Moss
May 6 MAIFEST Slide Show by I.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 duets by H. Munnings Room 2
Friday Peloquin & I.Moss; guests TBA

Dates are subject to change.


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/COM/bnk/00071
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISION


IN THE MATTER of RS FIXED FUND LTD.
(In Compulsory Liquidation)

AND IN THE MATTER of THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES ACT Ch. 309 Statute Laws of The Bahamas, 2000
Edition

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that by an Order of the Supreme
Court 6f the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the above
matter, dated the 16th day of December 2004 on the petition
of the above-named Company it was ordered that the
Company be wound up by the Court under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 and that
MARIA M. FERERE, Chartered Accountant, of One
Montague Place, City of Nassau, New Providence, The
Bahamas be appointed Official Liquidator of the Company.

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Chambers
Deltec House
Lyford Cay
New, Providence, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Official Liquidator


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/COM/bnk/00070
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISION


IN THE MATTER of REALTO INVEST
BAHAMAS LTD.
(In Compulsory Liquidation)
AND IN THE MATTER of THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES ACT Ch. 309 Statute Laws of The Bahamas, 2000
Edition

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that by an Order of the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the above
matter, dated the 16t1h day of December 2004 on the petition
of the above-named Company it was ordered that the
Company be wound up by the Court under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 and that
MARIA M. FERERE, Chartered Accountant, of One
Montague Place, City of Nassau, New Providence, The
Bahamas be appointed Official Liquidator of the Company.

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Chambers
Deltec House
Lyford Cay
New, Providence, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Official Liquidator


Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate


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Netuetdiemn&Rgita io-Srgest


Dates and Times

New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Band Shell


Advisement, Registration
& Bill Payment
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008,
9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m

Friday, January 4th, 2008
9:00 a. m. 7:00 p. m.


Please bring the following documents with
you to Advisement (required for Step 2):

1. Your acceptance letter
2. A copy of your past BGCSE results


The College of The Bahamas

School of English Studies

2nd Annual Anatol Rodgers Memorial Lecture 2007

November 8, 2007 at 7:00pm





Enjoy a brilliant,
"* rewarding evening with
a renowned Caribbean
scholar, who brings
finesse and wit to her
subject.







Lecture: '"No Matter Where You Come From': Pan-Africanist
Consciousness in Caribbean Popular Culture"
Dr Carolyn Cooper is a scholar of note, an educator and an author. She has
published two books-Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Larqe. (New York:
jalLrave Macmillan, 2004) and NV.sc-. in iel h. ;/ ir'?i Ord tlien'eir (nimd the 'Vulgar'
JBoly ofJamaican Popular pulture4Lodou: yH.,iti uiblt. 1~93). 1)r Cooper
1,am contributed numerous chapters to scho"la '6 pul'beatCI"*nminy of her
articles appear in peer-reviewed journals. The quality of her scholarship has led to
awards and visiting scholarships at distinguished institutions of higher learning.
Choices Training Restaurant. Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, Bahamas


The College of The Bahamas

PROGRAMMES IN

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The Alumni Association of The College of The Bahamas
2007 Hall 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
'. .* s-." a: -..
Contact the Alumni Relations & Development Office"
Tel 12421 302-4359 ,

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A Contemporary Approach to Administration tor Prdductivity and
Eifective Management in Public and Private Enities
The School of Social Sciences of The College of The Bahamas. in-
vites members of the public and private sectors to join our College/
Un,.ersityrommunityas change agents of ihe Twenry- ftr.t Century
vojrlinq in parnersrhip for national development
Individuals. This is your chance to ready your thinking .anrd skill, tI
s',ze 21 =t century opportunities and be sortneone wrio ;-. pru3-arbtv-
and makes things happen
Employers: Discnover ways of creating firat cIlass resources 1o 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 of attendance]
Programmes are conducted in a progressive environment which
13l Iinio ':oni ,ideration
* Nr-e d*s of tridijiduals throuuqh srnvi ll group intrlractiro
* Barturr, line of urgariizaiion- trroujlh exposure t:o planniiiia.-
ctr.3l.'riq,: and lonna-ranqe and total quality' rrianagr -i.nt
* M-1ajor -ontemporar' issue ot org.arnz.ation., e g ri.-iining nFr-e-j.
c- '':, ,,n-lpd tv, the :hnalen ;.-. t ):. i.al:. allia ion
* iue; riiaiinq i0 susdain ble d'.'elopmrren
* Public'Privait.- Sector Parinerships IPPP'-I


IPX


Rehearsals:
Membership:
Performances:


Thursday 2-4 p.m.
Staff, Faculty, Students & Alumni
Annual Christmas Concert on December 8
Carol Service Spring Concert *Color of


Harmony college,
Events

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


Local & International.



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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 leaspla 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. Ihe ideal candidate will have
a doctoral degree in the subject or a 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 (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
a 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 speci 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
Mathematics (New Providence Campus & Northern Bahamas Campus) ,
Candidates must be able to teach Mathematics at introductory through tinal 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 Professor Biology (New Providence & Northern Bahamas Campus)
Ideal candidates must have at least a PhD. in Biology with specialization in Marine 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 a 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 Nursing and teaching experience at the tertiary level will be considered.


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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


$39,460x $900 $61,960
$42,160x $900 $ 69,160


Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute
Chef (New Providence Campus)
Applicants should be able 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,
ihe 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 (ServSafeg). Individuals with a minimum often (10) years
experience in progressive responsibilities and teaching experience will be considered.
Salary Scale: Instructor $27,110 x $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
Sbe the holder of a law degree. All iPcumbents 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 n 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

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


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
302-435914356
to find out plans
to mark this
special event.







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* 20 qt Berkel Mixer

* Imperial Double Convection,

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* Racks, Baking Pans & More



Sold in lots or individually


.Call 432-8350


Warehouse Operations Manager

- Stock Control
- Strategic Planning
- Establishing warehouse performance/operations
- Supervise 30 -35 persons

Training Manager

- Identifying training needs
- Producing training material
- Developing in-house training programs
- Develop employee hand-book
- Develop Health & Safety Policy
- Managing employee appraisal
- Managing employee contracts

IT Manager

- Significant experience with any major ERP (Oracle, JDE,
Peoplesoft, SAP)
- 5 years ERP system implementation experience
- 3 + years ERP project leadership ability
- 2 + years experience developing proposals/responding to
solicitation documents.
- Experience in all phases of project implementation lifecycle
- BA/BS or equivalent experience
- PMP Certification

Resumes are to be sent to:

BRISTOL WINES & SPIRITS
P.O. Box N-131
Nassau Bahamas
or
Email- Val@bristolbahamas.com


Florida taxation


review may impact


the Bahamas


As part of our commitment to employ 200 Bahamians on
our project we are seeking qualified Bahamians to apply
for the position of:

Golf Course Construction Assistant
Manager

Attributes to include:
5 8 years experience in Golf Course Construction and
Management at leading Golf Club.
Knowledge of all phases of Golf course design and
construction activities including vertical golf construction
(club houses, maintenance facilities irrigation pump
stations)
Turf Management Degree
A thorough understanding of all phases of maintenance
and repair to courses, practice range and equipment
Extensive experience working with city planners,
engineers, architects, and contractors
Knowledgeable in all phases of construction contracts
related to golf projects
Detail oriented, a skilled planner, ability to prioritize with
excellent communication skills
Computer literate
Willing to live on an out island
Ability to work on own initiative is important
Salary and benefits will be based on experience and will
include health benefits. Only qualified applicants need
apply.
Applications can be submitted to:
Director, Human Resources and Training
P.O. Box AB20766
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Or sbowe(bakersbavclub.com
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such an exemption could
increase the costs of goods
coming into this nation and
impact all the way along the
business chain, resulting in
modest inflation increases
and price rises for con-
sumers.
States
The United States, and by
extension Florida, is the
Bahamas' largest trading
partner. According to gov-
ernment statistics, for 2002,
2003 and 2004, the Bahamas
imported $1.671 billion,
$1.581 billion and $1.708 bil-
lion worth of goods from the
US respectively, accounting
for 90.9 per cent, 84.4 per
cent and 86.4 per cent of
total imports.
The vast majority of those
products are likely to have
come from Florida.





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FROM page 5

protect children from embrac-
ing a system of dependency.
"It will not happen on my
watch. No, no, no." he said.
Mr Archer added that busi-
nesses that persist in making
children do hard labour, such


as shelf stacking, cleaning bath-
rooms and mopping floors,
should in the first instance
have the relevant fine
increased from $1,000 to
$10.000, and on a repeat viola-
tion should have their business
licence revoked.
Last week, Brian Nutt, the


Extraordinary General Meeting

By order of the Board, notice is hereby given
that an extraordinary general meeting of the
Company will be held at 5:30pm on
November 28, 2007 in the Doctors Hospital
Conference Room.

A reminder to all of our Doctors Hospital
Health System shareholders that your
attendance at the EGM is very important to us.


Location:

Date:

Time:


,Ik


Doctors Hospital, Collins Avenue

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

5:30pm


DOCTORS HOSPITAL
Health For Life


Bahamas Employers Confed-
eration's (BECon) president,
told Tribune Business: "My
feeling on the matter is that
the First Schedule expired as of
January 1 this year, which
means we've been operating
for 10 months with it being ille-
gal to employ a child in any


category of work.
"My impression is that a
blind eye is -being turned to
this. In order for us to recog-
nise the rule of law, we must
either enforce the law to out-
law child labour, or amend the
Schedule by extending it for a
further period of time or doing


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY





Requirements:

* Must be a high school graduate
* Must be people oriented
* Must have smiling faces
* Must be customer service driven
* Must be a high performer
* Must have excellent oral & written
communication skills
Must be able to work flexible hours,
including late nights, weekends and
holidays.

McDonald's offers excellent benefits!
Competitive Pay!
Training!
Career Development!
Monthly Incentives!
Opportunities for Upward Mobility!

Applications available at all three
restaurants and McDonald's Head Office
on Market Street North


away with the time limitation.
"My personal preference is
to extend it, but every time we
don't enforce the law it erodes
our legal base and leaves an
opening for interpretation by


individuals who decide
whether to follow the law o0
not.
"It's not a good way for oui
society to be. It would lead !o
anarchy."


BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF
THE BAHAMAS

The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas invites
tenders from eligible bidders to:

1. Provide SECURITY SERVICES at its:-

i. Administration Offices and Radio and Television
Stations, Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, Centreville,
ii.South Beach Station, Blue Hill Road South, and
iii. Harold Pond Station, Bozine Town off Tonique
.(Williams) Darling Highway, New Providence.
Bidders are required to collect packages from the
Administration Office, Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel
Drive, Centreville, New Providence by contacting:-


Ms. Linda Sands
Executive Assistant
Office of the General Manager (BCB)
Telephone NO. 242-502-3945
Facsimile No. 242-322-3924


TWO COPIES of the completed tender must be
hand-delivered. in a SEALED ENVELOPE on or
before November 9, 2007 and addressed as follows:

General Manager
The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (ZNS)
HARCOURT (RUSTY) BETHEL DRIVE
CENTREVILLE
Nassau, Bahamas
Marked:
Attention:- Ms. Linda Sands
Tender No. 002/07
SECURITY SERVICES
HARCOUT (RUSTY) BETHEL DRIVE, CENTREVILLE
NEW PROVIDENCE

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all tenders.


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MARK A TURNQUEST I
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTRE
PRESENTS
BUSINESS SURVIVAL WORKSHOPT imQ
Date: Saturdays, November 3& 17(9 am 5:00 pm
Venue: British Colonial Hilton Hotel
Fee: $60.00 per day (for 2 days) MARK A TURNQUEST
GROUP DISCOUNTS I BOOTH RENTALS

Topic: "Developing & Executing your Business Model"
MR. CYPRIAN GIBSON (TOASTMASTERS CLUB 1600) WORKSHOP MC I MF
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3,2007 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2007

DAY 1 DAY 2
SESSION 1 SESSION 3
Time Topics Time Topics
9:00 am 9:30 am The Concept of Entrepreneurship 9:00 am 9:30 am The Legal (Organizational) Plan
9:30 am -10:00 am The Concept of Business Planning 9:30 am -10:00 am The Contingency / Security Plan .
10:00 am -10:30 am The Management / Leadership Plan 10:00 am -10:30 am The Financial Plan
10:30 am 11:00 am The Human Resource Plan 10:30 am 11:00 am The Operationst Real Estate Plan
11:00 am- 12:00 noon Workshop / Booth Networking 11:.00 am 12:00 noon Workshop / Booth Networking
12:00 noon 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK 12:00 noon 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

SESSION SESSON4
Time Topics Time Topics
1:00 pm- 1:30 pm The Marketing Plan 1:00 pm 1:30 pm Action Plan / Control Plan
1:30 pm-2:00 pm The Accounting Plan 1:30 pin- 2:00 pm Financial Funding (Comm. Banks)
2:00 pm -2:30 pm The Insurance (Risk Mgmt.) Plan 2:00 pin -2:30 pm Financial Funding (Government)
2:30 pm-3:00 pm The Information Technology Plan 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm Government Departments
3:00 pm 5:00 pm Workshop / Booth Networking 3:30 pm 5:00 pm Workshop / Booth Networking


wnvRKCUnp rPSAERns


Dionisio D' Aguilar (Chamber of Commerce), Lisa Bowe (Advantage Consultants) Terence Bethel (PCB)
Khaalis Rolle (Bah. Ferries) Melisa Hall ( Melisa Hall & Co) Mark A Turnquest, Pastor Dave Burrows ( Megabytes)
Robert Maynard (Bahamas Customs) Jacinda Butler ( R.(i, Office) Pandora Butler (NIB), Dale Mchardy (BDB)
Wellington Chea (IBM) Eddie Rolle ( BP,VF)..Clayton Gardiner ( AOC), W. Reichenberger ( Inventages)
Elbert Thompson ( HG Christie Ltd). Woman Inspector Sandra Miller (RBPF), Gladstone Patton (BiE),
Anthony Longley ( Colinalmperial Insurance ), Daniel Ferguson ( BICA) ...& Other Business Professionals
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
New Entrepreneurs. Business Owners. Consultants. Managers. Executives. College Students.


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IndEiGO
N E T W O R K S


IndiGO Networks is a growing telecommunications company based in Nassau,
Bahamas. Systems Resource Group (SRG) (IndiGO's parent company) has a 17-year
history in offering innovative technology and telecommunications solutions to
consumers in The Bahamas and is seeking an individual to fill the position of Channel
Sales Manager to manage and develop its prepaid telephony service.
RESPONSIBILITIES
* The individual will be responsible for managing established territories and
channels and creating new retail and wholesale channels throughout Nassau,
Abaco, and Freeport
* The successful candidate will be accountable for growing the business and
achieving annual sales goals
* The individual must possess a minimum of five years sales experience and the
ability to understand the telecommunication market and its related technologies
* This person must also be independent and desirous of achieving aggressive sales
targets
* Develop marketing strategies
* Analyze, plan, implement, and control programs designed to create, build, and
maintain the prepaid targeted market
QUALIFICATIONS

* A thorough knowledge of channel sales and marketing
* Initiative and ability to learn new tasks quickly
* Reliability, punctuality and good interpersonal skills are essential
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Team player
* Computer literacy, with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
Word, Outlook and Excel

IndiGO Networks offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate
with experience and qualifications and is commission based.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes in writing by
November 2, 2007 to:

Attn.: Human Resources Manager;
IndiGO Networks;
P.O. Box N-3920;
Nassau, Bahamas
Or
Fax: 242-677-1050
E-mail: hr@indigonetworks.com


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East South West North
Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead two of diamonds.

There are times when declarer is
forced to make a play that would
make him look very foolish if it did
not succeed. Even so, if that play
actually offers the best chance to
bring the contract home, declarer
should screw up his courage and
back his convictions to the hilt.
Consider the accompanying deal
where South got to three notrump
and West led the diamond deuce.
After taking East's king with the ace,
South played the A-Q of clubs.
Had West taken the queen with
the king, declarer would have made


four notrump easily. But West prop-
erly ducked the queen, leaving South
with only eight sure tricks and no
obvious way to utilize dummy's J-
10-9 of clubs. Although dummy
could be entered with the ace of
spades in order to establish the club
suit, there would then be no way to
reach the Other two club winners.
Declarer gave some thought to
attempting to establish his fourth
heart, but quickly dismissed that
idea. Even if the opposing hearts
were divided 3-3 just a bit better
than a one-in-three possibility he
would very likely wind up losing two
diamonds, two hearts and a club
before he could score nine tricks.
And so, South instead took what
looked like his only chance for the
contract. After the club queen held,
he led a low spade and finessed
dummy's tenl When the ten won the
trick, he conceded a club to the king,
and, with the spade ace still in
dummy qs an entry, he had no diffi-
culty collecting 10 tricks.
Interestingly, even this line of
play could have been thwarted, since
West could have played his jack on
the first spade lead. This would have
restricted dummy to only one entry
and rendered the contract hopeless.
However, the jack play was certainly
not an easy one for West to make,
and might have worked out badly
had South held a different hand.


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Good 15; very good 23; excellent
31 (or more). Solution tomorrow.


ACROSS
Take steps in time (5)
Rude remark about a bit of luck
(5)
Comprehensive accommodation
for the elderly in a building (7)
Food a lad's digested (5)
A ropy old product (5)
Files for the ringleader to pass
around (5)
Creator often line drawings? (7)
Chap from Hariesden (3)
The responsibility of a union,
usually (4)
Don't take any rubbish (6)
Quoted or mentioned as sighted
(5)
Belief in direct negotiation (6)
A place to stay, being at a loose
end (4)
Is obliged to hurry when ten short
(3)
Turn up with many a fresh pink
food item (7)
Allots a soldier five points (5)
A noise that may come from the
pipes (5)
Mean to get an antique by the end
of the day (5)
Unfortunately, Kansas is state
property (7)
It's hard being broke (5)
Bird looking good In a gnarled tree
(5)


DOWN
Away with you, Kenneth, and stir
things upl (6)
Unks the church with a bad sin (6)
A burden to shoulder (3)
Excellent line to trade (5)
Pep sold wrongly, having been
spiltl (7)
Several astronauts have It, more's
the pity (4)
Effects[ (6)
Pay a redhead, but not for a good
time (5)
For just a little loan? (5)
Lacking cover, they need a bit of
shade In the rising sun (5)
Was it superior In forming a link
with the moon? (5)
Young woman embraced by a
couple of Poles (5)
An uncle like Tom (5)
A number get sick on the 4th of
July, but In a nice way (7)
Big noise In the criminal world? (6)
Water jump? (6)
Can a broken leg cause a
sensation? (6)
It's digested quietly, at leisure (5)
Not quite a grand old lady? (4)
A name for the master key (3)


CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 4, Strict 7, Rain-drop 8, Ealin-G 10, Stems 13, Fall 14, Thou 15, GI-R-L
16, B-ox 17, Spur 19; ;den 21, Gilt-edged 23, M-Ic-a 24, M-l-en 26, Hug 27, Trap
29, Step 32, Sean (shorn) 33, Verse 34, Tubers 35, Practise 36, C-limbs
DOWN: 1, Crust 2, V-I-deo 3, Ides 4, Spear 5, Roll 6, Cannon 9, Al-leg-e 11, The
12, Mus-ic 13, Fireman 15, Gut 16, Be-d 18, PLA-ter 20, D-ENSE 21, GI-g 22, Dip
23, Mutual 25, Yes 28, R-asps 30, Train 31, Pe-t-er 32, Seam 33, Vice

EASY SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 4, Limpet 7, Hysteria 8, Desire 10, Stale 13, Eels 14, Tuna 15, Anne 16,
Bed 17, Tint 19, Vied 21, Sentiment 23, Herd 24, Cane 26, Sow 27, Eden 29, Rare
32, Reed 33, Atlas 34, Deride 35, Decorate 36, Stress
DOWN: 1, Chest 2, Asian 3, Here 4, Laden 5, Mess 6, Earned 9, Eleven 11, Tug 12,
Later 13, Enticed 15, Ant 16, Bet 18, Indeed 20, Inert 21, Sew 22, Man 23,
Honest 25, Era 28, Deeds 30, Altar 31, Essex 32, Ripe 33, Avow


ACROSS
1 Tropical bird (5)
1 Currency units
(5)
9 Arthurian
knight (7)
10 Reject,(5)
11 Allude (5)
12 Derision (5)
13 Musical ending
(7)
15 Tier (3)
17 Minerals (4)
18 Dress (6)
19 Practises
boxing (5)
20 Disprove (6)
22 African country
(4)
24 Insect (3)
25 Stimulus (7)
26 Play (5)
27 Moroccan
capital (5)
28 Without (5)
29 Esteems (71)
30 Celebrated (5)
31 Fraction (5)


DOWN
Seem (6)
Tallies (6)
Pale (3)
Jousting
weapon (5)
Root
vegetables (7)
Biblical garden
(4)
Quake (6)
Range (5)
Snake (5)
Dutch
earthenware (5)
Correct(5)
Unwanted
plants (5)
Scent (5)
Began (7)
Hire (6)
Shade of red
(6)
Month (6)
Force (5)
Challenge (4)
Encountered
(3)


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MONDAY,
OCT 29

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
When an opportunity comes your
way, it seems too good to be true, and
it probably is. In business, it's best if
you stick with the sure bets instead of
risky ventures, Aries.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You're all smiles this week, Taurus,
probably since a romantic interest is
back in the picture. Make the most of
your time together while it lasts.
Others are envious.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You're called in to help out a family
member who is in trouble and it's
not the first time either, Gemini.
This person really needs assistance,
so don't feel too angry.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You feel you've been put through
the wringer, Cancer, but it's just a
matter of doing some hard work.
Don't whine ... just get the job
done quickly.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
You desire a much-needed rest ifom
those with whom you share a home.
Take a vacation, visit a friend or
family member, or just find a way to
sneak out for a quiet stroll.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Stop being so bossy, Virgo. You are
really getting on the nerves of others.
They know you mean well, but it
comes off as an abrasive attitude.
Worry about yourself instead.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You may have just found the perfect
love match, Libra. Hold on to this
person if you're single. If you're
already attached, move on and don't
look back.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Nighttime hours have been full of
vivid dreams, Scorpio, and they're
not about to end anytime soon. Listen
to the messages of these dreams, but
don't take them too seriously.
SAGIT'ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
You're making many enemies,
Sagittarius, and it's time to step back.
Contrary to what you believe, you
don't know it all. Therefore, be a stu-
dent instead of a teacher.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Someone in your life is ready to ask
you a big question. It has the poten-
tial to impact your life greatly.
Enjoy the moment, because it truly
will be memorable.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You've gotten bored staying in one
place, Aquarius, but now is not the
time to make a big move. Stay put
and ride it out for a while. You'll
be happier in the long run.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You're getting on someone's nerves,
Pisces. It's better if you change your
tune, or else you will lose several
friends. Rethink your attitude.


I CHES byLeonad Baden.


Evgeny Alekseev v Shak
Mamedyarov, Dortmund 2007.
The German event, one of the
chess world's exclusive elite
tournaments, includes a
qualifier from Moscow's
Aeroflot Open as a democratic
gesture. Russia's Alekseev was
the newcomer this year, so
world number four Mamedyarov
went for a sacrificial attack to
open up the white king. Here
Alekseev (White, to move) is
rook for knight up, but his king
looks unstable at h3 against the
black army. Appearances proved
deceptive. Alekseev made just
one move, and Mamedyarov
resigned recognizing that he
had no good reply. What was
White's winner, and why did
Black surrender?


8471

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Chess solution 8471:1 Ne7l Resigns. The threat is 2
Qc4 and 3 Qg8 mate. Black lacks a reasonable
defence, for instance if Qel 2 Qc4 Qe3+ 3 Kg4 when
Black is out of checks and is mated after Kh7 4 Qg8+
Kh6 5 Qh8 mate.


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PAGE 14B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007


Fishing 'will collapse' if EU trade deal not signed


FROM page 1

to shake that bottom," Mr Car-
toll said. "If you have just a $1
or $2 drop in the price of craw-
fish, it will hardly be worth us
igoli out there.........
TIf this agreement is not
signed. the price of lobster will
(1101)op to the bottom, and the
hot tom will drop out com-
pletelv. We won't be able to
keep our business going. That's
lor me and all the other fish-
cimen in C'oral Harbour and
long Island. I'm sure that if
\ou asked all the fishermen,
the answer will be the same.
"On our Budget, production
is down very badly, and if we
get anything less on price than
we're getting now, we will go
under. When we catch some-
thing, we ain't going to get
nothing for it."
Failing to secure duty-free
market access to the EU by
not signing the EPA could add
an 8-12 per cent Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff
to some $60 million worth of
Bahamian seafoods products
going to that continent, making
them more expensive and
uncompetitive on price.
If EU (chiefly French)
importers looked to source
their crawfish and seafood


products from elsewhere, then
Bahamian.seafood processors,
wholesalers and exporters
would lose a market, causing
them in turn to reduce their
demand and price paid for
products supplied by Bahami-
an fishermen.It would also
flood the existing market, the
US, with a glut of product, fur-
ther depressing prices.
Mr Carroll told The Tribune
that any drop in the crawfish
price they obtained would
make it increasingly difficult
for fishermen to cope with ris-
ing fuel costs, with the price
per gallon of diesel now
between $3.87 to $3.90.
Fishing boats were having to
remain at sea for longer, caus-
ing them to purchase increas-
ing quantities of diesel fuel,
with Mr Carroll pointing out
that another consequence of
any price reduction would be
that fishermen would be
unable to sustain themselves
through crawfish season.
He explained that Bahamian
fishermen relied on three
months of the eight-month
crawfish season to produce a
good catch, "and the rest of
the time we scrape by. If the
price is not there, it won't car-
ry us for the other five


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months".
Bahamian fishermen are
now faced with the prospect of
being squeezed between the
loss of duty-free market access
to the EU on one side, and for-
eign poachers chiefly
Dominicans on the other.
Mr Carroll told The Tribune
that crawfish season was closed
from May to August every
year to allow stocks to replen-
ish and recover, but having a
plentiful supply for when
Bahamian fishermen returned
in October and November now
depended on whether Domini-
can poachers had been fishing
the banks.
Fishing

"They've been fishing the
banks hard for the last three
.years in the off-season, so
when we go out there, there is
nothing on the banks," Mr
Carroll said of the Dominicans.
"They take everything off
those banks. They're just like
scavengers. They've just about
emptied out the eastern shores
of the Great Bahama Bank of
conch, grouper and crawfish.
"We are trap men, and when
the Dominicans take it off the
bank, they go into our traps
and take -everything out.
They're killing us."
On how poaching had
impacted his business, Mr Car-
roll said he once had a fleet of
three fishing boats but was
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sold the other two to enable
his business to survive finan-
cially. Ile added: "My produc-
tion has fallen by between 85-
90 per cent over a 10-year peri-
od. Last year, we did not have
any production at all because
the Dominict as took it all.
"The whole complete fish-
ing industry will collapse on
the eastern shore of the Great
Bahama Bank. They will col-
lapse the fishing industry in
three to four years the conch,
the grouper, the crawfish. They
have done a number on the
grouper shoals. Since we have
not been allowed to fish the
grouper shoals, the Domini-
cans have been taking over.""
Mr Carroll again called for
the Royal Bahamas Defednce
Force to take a more aggres-
sive stance in combating
Dominican poachers, many of
whom are armed. He urged
that the Force be given the
proper resources and man-
power including the right ves-
sels to enable the patrol
boats to proactively patrol the
fishing banks, rather than just
respond to reported poaching
incidents. 1
The EPA's potential impact
on Bahamian fisheries shows
just how international trade
agreements and this nation's
position on them have impli-
cations that will impact the
whole of society, right down
to the so-called 'grassroots'.
Anthony McKinney, presi-
dent of exporter Paradise Fish-
eries, previously said between
15,000-20,000 jobs directly and
indirectly depended on the
fisheries industry. The depen-
dency burden was much


greater in Family Island com-
munities where fishing had
been a way of life for centuries,
he added.
Mr Carroll said he had not
been aware of the EPA or its
potential impact on, the fish-
eries industry until two months
ago, when he was informed of
the situation.
"Most of the fisfiermen are
not aware of what's going on,"
he said. "The EPA will affect
everybody, right to the baby
at the breast. It's very, very
important. It's tremendously
important for us to sign on.
"We were dealing with
Europe all the while and tak-
ing it for granted, but if we lose
it, we will know how much we
will lose it."
On those impacted, Mr Car-
roll said: "It would be the fam-
ily, the grocery store, the con-
tractor everybody will be
affected. If the industry col-
lapses, it's the support for the
whole family.
"We are the grassroots. We
are the men who are out there
working, and leave the family
behind. But if we can't bring
anything back to keep the fain-
ily together, there's no use to
us being out there."
Many observers have been
puzzled by the new govern-
ment's approach to the EPA.
feeling that the Bahamian fish-
eries industry could be 'hung
out to dry' and this nation
could lose a valuable foreign
exchange earner and jobs.
Crawfish is, together with
the polystyrene products of
Polymers International, the
Bahamas' largest export item,
this nation exporting $106.38


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million and $86.107 million
worth of crawfish in 2003 and
2004 respectively.
In volume terms, this trans-
lated into 7,466,014 and
5,864,840 million pounds
respectively for 2003 and 2004,
according to government data
obtained by The Tribune. And
the EU is the Bahamas' sec-
ond largest export market after
the US, this nation having sent
$66.459 million worth of goods
to it in 2004.
Yet the Government's posi-
tion, as articulated by Zhivargo
Laing, minister of state for
finance, the man responsible
for international trade, is that it
needs to ensure the Bahami-
an economy's much larger ser-
vices industry is not exposed
to any adverse consequences
by the EPA.
In particular, there had been
fears that the Bahamian finan-
cial services industry may be
exposed to the EU's tax infor-
mation exchange demands, but
these were successfully resisted
by CARIFORUM the body
negotiating the EPA on the
Bahamas and CARICOM's
behalf. Tax information
exchange is not an issue for
discussion and inclusion in the
EPA.
The EU is also said to be
taking a conciliatory stance on
services in the talks, again
causing come to be "puzzled"
at the FNM government's posi-
tion.
Yet Mr Laing said the Gov-
ernment needed some eight to
12 months to develop an all-
encompassing trade policy that
would deal, not just with the
EPA, but the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) and oth-
er trade issues.
While the Government
would do its best to protect the
likes of the seafoods industry
and Polymers, Mr Laing indi-
cated that the Bahamas was
hoping that the EU and other
Caribbean nations would be
unable to conclude an EPA by
the December 31, 2007, dead-
line. It now appears they will
come close, at least, to hitting
this target.





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Applicants should:
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t Possess excellent communication skills.
'1 Bc IFmiliar w ith youth cultures and trends.

Responsibilities include:
t Implementation and oversight of all Youth Ministry programmes.
t Planning and leading Youth Services and events.
'" Leading young persons to Christ and creating life-time disciples.
1 Building relationships between youth, congregation and the wider community.

Criteria for Employment
A I\ minimum ol'a Bachelors Degree from na recognied university conrnfrmcd by a certi-
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t Names and contacts of at least two professional references must be submitted.
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Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a
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deangelia.deleveaux@FirstCaribbeanBank.com

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those
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* 3-5 years management experience
* Excellent presentation skills

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CLUB DIRECTOR
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standards. Job.Requirements Must have 8 or more years of hotel
operations experience in a luxury full-service environment, with
at least 5 at executive level. Strong proven leadership abilities
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and external customers.


DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES
Overall responsibilities:
Dual responsibility for the leadership and management of all
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Overall Responsibility:
Candidate is responsible for managing all aspect of Formal Dining
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following qualifications: High school graduate/College Degree
preferred, 3 years experience as a Restaurant Manager/Supervisor
(preferably a 5 star restaurant), familiarity with Food & Beverage
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CHEF DE PARTIES (Head Cook)
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production for menu items and specials in the designated outlets
in accordance with standards and plating guide specifications.
Direct, train and monitor performance of Line Cooks. Maintain
organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and
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* Minimum 2 years experience as a Line Cook at a top rated resort
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management to their understanding.
Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.


g positions:

* Certification of culinary training or apprenticeship.
* Previous supervisory experience is preferable.
* Ability to communicate in a second language, preferably Spanish
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Sanitation certificate.

HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL

Overall responsibility:
Assists the Director of Golf in managing the overall daily golf
operation including golf shop, retail services, food and beverage
services and the driving range areas. Directs and works with
managers and associates to ensure guest and associate satisfaction
while striving to maximize the financial performance of the
department. Supports and upholds the Ritz-Carlton Philosophy,
Gold Standards, and minimum standards of operation. The most
desired applicants will posses the following qualifications:
Retail merchandising skills
Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and
equipment
Proficient at the game of golf
Instructional teaching skills
Knowledge of' golf and grounds equipment and routine
maintenance needs
Understanding of Food and Beverage operations

WE are also immediately seeking the following entry level
service positions:
Bartenders (2), Room Attendants (2), Kitchen Stewards (3),
Laundry Workers (2), and Housemen (3) Cart Attendant (1)
and a Telephone Operator (1).
Application forms for the Club are available from the Labor
Departments in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco. If you
feel you qualify for any of the above, please send an e-mail or
fax copy of your resume and telephone contacts to:
The Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
(A Ritz-Carlton Managed Property)
P.O.Box AB20571, Marsh Harbour
Abaco; Bahamas
E-mail: humanresources@theabacoclub.com
OR
Fax #: 242-367-0392
The deadline for receipt of all resumes or applications is
Friday, November 16th.
Sorry, no telephone calls accepted for these positions.


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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 per share.


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


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