<%BANNER%>
The Tribune.
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00084249/03035
 Material Information
Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 11/12/2007
 Subjects
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
 Notes
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 09994850
oclc - 9994850
System ID: UF00084249:03035

Full Text









McMB I\
PUE BBQ
GOODNESS fI loving' It
HIGH 82F
LOW 71F

MOSTLY
SSUNNY.


The


Tribune


BAHAMAS EDITION


WAKE UP!
dIitrodugIng our New
Big Breakfast Sandwich


" I' _-d t-im" .'
^ajgkh^iW^ .^.


Bahamas 'Preuation damaged'


Christie slams the FNM

government over revision

of international agreements


By PAUL G TURNQUEST.
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
THE FNM government was con-
demned yesterday for allegedly
damaging the Bahamas' reputation
by continuing to review and re-nego-
tiate international agreements made
- under the former administration.
Speaking at a press conference at
PLP headquarters on Joe Farrington
Road, party leader ,erry Christie
said the Bahamas' international rep-
utation had been negatively affected
by the constant revision of agree-
ments made under his former gov-
ernment.
With these re-negotiations, Mr
Christie said, international investors
were essentially being "black-
mailed" when a government comes,
in and reviews contracts that were
"legally" entered into because one
government simply does not like the
other.
"Think of the investor. You come


to a foreign country. You get
approval. You invested millions as a
result of the approval. A new gov-
ernment comes in and says I would
not have given you that concession,
I therefore want to re-negotiate that
with you. I want to take that back
SEE page 14


PLP leader claims the FNM have
'effectively mismanaged economy'
m By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
IN THEIR effort to discredit the former PLP government, the
FNM administration, under the leadership of Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, have ignored their responsibility and effectively mismanaged
the Bahamian economy over the past six months, PLP leader Perry
Christie said yesterday.
Citing a downturn in external reserves, an increase in unemployment,
and a "considerable" slow in direct foreign investment among a host
of other factors Mr Christie called for the government to "refocus" its
attention. . I
"In their political lust for discrediting my administration, Hubert
SEE page 14


WREATHS ARE laid at Remembranc
and ex-service personnel gathered t


TWO would-be robbers
who died on Friday trying
to rob a patron of Bamboo
Shack on Baillou Hill Road
have been identified as
Travio Wilson, 31, and Mor-
gan Johnson, 21.
According to witnesses,
the men attacked and
stabbed a customer in front
of the restaurant at around
5.10pm on Friday.
A plainclothes police offi-
cer passing by is reported to
SEE page 14


Police Commissioner
Farquharson to retire
from force next year
M By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
FOLLOWING months of
speculation, the Cabinet Office
yesterday officially announced
.: '.,'""~ that Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson will be demit-
.. ',,ting office and retiring from the
".'. ", force by early next year.
As forecast by The Tribune
last month, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday
announced that Deputy Com-
missioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson will act as Commis-
sioner -until a substantive
appointment is made in accor-
dance with the provisions of the
Constitution of the Bahamas."
Mr Farquharson will go on
pre-retirement leave on
Wednesday, November 21,
before he officially leaves office
S ., .. .on January 18, 2008.
After leaving the post of
police commissioner, Mr Far-
quharson will travel to Ottawa
where he is expected to be post-
ed as Bahamas High Commis-
sioner to Canada.
Fr iMr Farquharson first publicly
indicated that he will be leaving
the force during a retirement
Banquet held last month for
Deputy Commissioner John
Rolle, and Senior Assistant
Commissioners Allan Gibson
k and Reuben Smith.
The commissioner said sev-
eral times during his speech that
-a SEEpage13

Jurors being
e Gardens yesterday to mark Remembrance Sunday, Dignitaries l t d f
o pay respect to those who lost their lives in World War I and II. selec te Of

The Bahamas has the world's eighth 'Ninety' trial


highest incarceration rate per capital
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter 4
kherig@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas has the
world's eighth highest incarcer-
ation rate per capital, prison
superintendent Dr Elliston
Rahming confirmed yesterday.
Addressing the increase of
criminal activity in the
Bahamas, Dr Rahming said that
one of every 230 Bahamians is i''
currently serving a prison sen-
tence.
However, despite the high.
number of inmates and limited
resources, Dr Rahming reiter-
SEE page 14


JURORS are currently
being selected as the trial of
alleged drug dealer Samuel
"Ninety" Knowles is
expected to take place
tomorrow.
Prosecutors George
Carestas and Peter Ferran
have made applications to
the Broward District Court
for evidence from a rejected
case to be admitted.
Judge James Cone has
reportedly allowed some evi-
dence from wiretaps to be
admitted. Jurors are expect-
ed to hear some 30 tele-
phone conversations alleged-
ly involving Mr Knowles in
the coming week.


Il -'


@1ila-lI


, .I IN, II^ci~cfs



7 Cars In 14 Weeks


- I,,, .


4....2.4


I PAPER. N CRC]IAtION


!:,'.,7:.',',!


MOVE'
I, '", .-J" "+ ,+;+!, +.. P,+ '": :'";: .:
. ., . .,















.M e accused of ignoring marijuana complaint


"It .i -ms that they (police), and security at the Hilton
,,1, ilidli't want to cause upset."


Cabbies upset over 'defiance' of country's drug laws
POLICE have been criticised bune last night. "It seems that were there when the marijua-
for failing to turn up after taxi- they, and security at the Hilton na smoking was going on.
drivers complained about a hotel, didn't want to cause "If an 18-year-old Bahamian
group of Jamaicans openly upset. is caught smoking weed in a
smoking marijuana outside a "But what kind of example public place, he will be arrest-
major Nassau hotel. does this set for Bahamian ed," said the source.
The drivers said the "grass" youth, when those surrounding "This is clearly a case of dou-
was so strong that it could be a foreign reggae band can come ble standards. We are making
smelt from 150 feet away. Yet into this country and openly the same mistake we made
police failed to respond when smoke marijuana? when Bob Marley came here in
they lodged a formal complaint. "This was clearly illegal activ- 1979.
The Jamaicans were among ity, yet the police never came "At that time marijuana
followers of a reggae group and the hotel security did noth- smoking in this country prolif-
called Millennium Countdown, ing to stop them." erated.
who performed at the Queen The drivers also complained "At the very least, police
Elizabeth Sports Centre over that the Ministry of Education should have warned these peo-
the weekend., reportedly allowed the reggae ple to smoke their joints pri-
Cab-drivers parked near the group to visit Nassau high vately and not to do so openly."
British Colonial Hilton were so schools on Friday afternoon. Police were unable to verify
offended by their open defiance As a result, about a dozen these claims up to press time
of Bahamian drug laws that teenage girls in H 0 Nash and L yesterday.
they called police. W Young school uniforms gath- Meanwhile, the reggae group
'But the officers didn't ered outside the Hilton to get a and their followers had report-
respond," a driver told The Tri- view of the band members, and edly left Nassau for Jamaica.

~~HNU F S~ISU OR IDAMEIVY


FINE INTERIOR FINISHES


CARPET u VINYL U LAMINATE U WOOD
Bakco Building East Shirley Street t 393 2966 I f 393 2523


C
.1-
aC


HONOURED: Former Governor
General Dame Ivy Dumont, centre,
is pictured with Sir Kenneth Hall,
Governor General of Jamaica, left,
and Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham at a University of
the West Indies Reception follow-
ing its conferring of an honourary
Doctor of Laws degree (LLB) on
Dame Ivy at the University's grad-
uation ceremony on Saturday,
November 10.



Share

your

news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.


C311l for ese i nations and schicdul,
649-941-5464 (KING)
Or call your it avel piofessional foi resei nations ari tickets
vi61 our webts Rt www.sakykl)l t
mall ro0 aglekingtc


"Ii,'.


..M 9I


LO ES HLEAE*SODERA


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 2, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


FIJ









THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 3


iC NEWS


0 In brief


Bishop

Simeon

Hall's crime

'nightmare'

THE
crime crisis
currently
facing the
requires
elected
officials to .
"sheath
swords "
and work
together in
a mature
and bi-partisan fashion, said
Bishop Simeon Hall yes-
terday.,
Bishop Hall, senior pas-
tor at the New Covenant
Baptist Church, said that
instead of "fiddling while
Rome is burning" politi-
cians need to direct their
energies towards address-
ing the burgeoning crime
rate.
"Sixty-three murders for
the year is too much for the
national conscience and
should cause us to form a
united national forum to
move the country out of
this nightmare," said the
pastor.
"We long for the day
when leaders will accept the
privilege of elected leader-
ship as a tour of duty which
should be maximised on
behalf of the people who
elected them.
"The current crime wave
is a cl,ar and present dan-
ger to the stability of our
country and an area where
a mature bi-partisan
approach should be taken
I call on both parties to
st. ath their swords and do
the people's business," he
said.
Bishop Hall also spoke
out against the use of lan-
guage by politicians that
will "further fuel the fire
and widen the gaps which
presently divide us".
"To some degree both
political parties are culpable
and responsible for the
state of the country's judi-
ciary," said the pastor.


Catholic

Archdioecese

and Board of

Education to

announce

Aquinas'

'historic'

relocation

(' ON Wednesday the
Catholic Archdioecese and
S the Catholic Board of Edu-
|' cation of the Bahamas will
announce the "historic"
relocation of the Aquinas
College Campup.
The announcement will
be made at 8.30am in the
Garfunkel Auditorium,
Palmdale.
Archbishop Patrick C
Pinder, as welj'as Joe Curry
and Claudett, Rolle, vice-
chairman and director
respectively of the Catholic
Board of Education, will
attend.


Christie chastises



Minister Laing


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
PROGRESSIVE Liberal
Party (PLP) leader Perry
Christie yesterday chastised
Minister of State for Finance
Zhivargo Laing for trying to
protect the poor decision mak-
ing of the FNM government
by blaming the downturn in
the Bahamian economy on the
apparent softening of the US
economy.
Early last week, Mr Christie
said, Mr Laing tried to dismiss
the fact that the downturn in
the economy was in any way
related to inaccurate or poor
decision making on the part of
the FNM government.
"Instead, he attempted to
shift responsibility and blame
to the apparent softening of
the US economy. During the
same week, however, the Gov-
ernor of the Central Bank
referred to reports from the
US Commerce Department
stating that the US GDP grew
to 3.9 per cent during the third
quarter of 2007, the most in
more than a year.
"It is obvious from this state-
ment that the US economy
cannot be blamed for this slow-
down. Indeed, based on the
position of the economy when
the PLP left office, this eco-
nomic slowdown cannot be
blamed on the PLP," he said.
The PLP leader said this is
the first time in the history of
the Bahamas that anyone can
recall that the Bahamian econ-
omy has actually slowed down
ahead of the US economy.
"The blame for this must
rest solely at the feet of Hubert
Ingraham and the FNM gov-
ernment," he said.
Mr Christie aided that a pat-



SirMAP


Former PM claims Zhivargo Laing
blamed downturn in our economy on
'apparent softening' of US economy


tern is clearly being established
with this FNM government as
it relates to the management
of the Bahamian economy.
"Yon will recall that, based
on the steep, steady decline of
our rate of growth from the
year 1999 to 2002, the .then
Governor of the Central Bank
stated that the then FNM gov-
ernment had 'squandered' an
opportunity to grow the
Bahamian economy to its
fullest potential.
"When the FNM left office
in 2002, the projected growth
rate was less than one per cent.
It now appears, as it has in so
many instances since May.
2007, that history is repeating
itself and the FNM govern-
ment are again squandering a
golden opportunity to not only


sustain the growth and
momentum that the Bahamian
economy enjoyed based on the
policies and developments left
in place by the PLP.
"The FNM government has
now gone further by negli-
gently allowing the level of
projected growth in our econ-
omy to fall. Unfortunately, in
their political lust for discred-
iting my administration,
Hubert Ingraham and the
FNM have put their focus on
petty politics and an agenda of
victimisation, intimidation and
fear. In their pettiness, the
FNM government have
neglected and ignored their
responsibility to effectively
manage the Bahamian econo-
my for the benefit of the
Bahamian people." he said.


L 1" PVC Mini Blinds 2" FauxWood Blinds
SI sizes 5coloers trom o 0 ashIWt&Waoodtonefrom
$550 $2275
Decorative Rod Sets
1800 oVertical Blinds -- -
$4150
Roller Shades- .
4ARsWh.m PVCRo Blinds

.Boo Wood Polo Pl a

$18oo $25 up

We Won't Be Undersold! P.n hutrs
UFast Delivery, callfora Quote!


PREMIUM

PACKAGES!
S Aommodpations for 2 nights
& Trauspforttion for 3 days!

F. LAUDERDALE

TRAVEL- LODGE
IINI VAN
1121 .00!

ORLANDO
HYATT PLACE
UN IVERSAL sTUDios
I NI VAN
$ $2 14 .000"

Db -,u.. LW ~m7 1du- Res.In. A
Ezpis NOVBERm 30,20071


r01'U17 0


The Mall-at-Marathon
BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 10:00 AM DAILY


FRED CLAUSE


A I 100 3:40j WA 6:0018:20 10:40


UONS FOR LAMBS T 1:15 3:20 WA 6:15 8:35 10:50
P2 C 1:10 3:30 WA :5 8:25 10:55
AMERICAN GANGSTER C 1,00 NA 400 7:00 WA 1000
AMERICAN GANGSTER C WA 2:30 WA 6.00 9:15 WA
BEE MOVIE A 1:10 3:45 WA 6:10 8:30 10:35
SAW4 C 1:15 3:45 WA 6:15 8:40 1055
30 DAYS OF NIGHT C 1:05 3:30 NA 6:05 8:25 10:45
TYLERPERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED? T 1:00 340 WA 610 8:50 N/A
TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED ? T 2,00 NWA 4:40 7:30 WA 10:45
THE GAME PLAN A itOS 3:35 NA 6:05 8:30 10:45


tSE YOUR E-CARD TO RESERVE Kr TQ 349 )R WWV GALEF IACINEASCOM
FREDCLAUSE A 1t00 3:30 WA 6:00 8:30 10:40
UONSFORLAMBS T 1:20 3:45 WA 6:15 8:40 10:45
AMERICANGANGSTER C 1:00 NWA 4:00 7:00 WA 10:00
BEEMOVE C 1:15 3:40 NA ":10 8:25 10:35
SAW4 C 1:0l 3:20 WA 6:20 8:35 10:50
TYLERPERRY'SWHY DIDIGETMARRIED T 1:05 3:35 NA 6:00 8:20 10:45
I mm iumm ll ses:nIa d e:= ...--" .... m m :lit


MAIN SECTION
Local News................P1,2,3.5,6.7,8.9,10,11
Local News.............................. P1 2,13,14,16
Editorial/Letters. ...................................... P4
A dvts ......................................................... P 15
BUSINESS SECTION
Business ......................P1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,1 0
A dvts.............................................:......P 1 1,12
INSIGHT SECTION
Insight ........................................ P1.2,3,4,5.7
C om ics..................................................... P6
A dvt ......................................................... P8

CLASSIFIED SECTION 32 PAGES

REAL ESTATE GUIDE 24 PAGES

USA TODAY MAIN SECTION 12 PAGES

SPORTS SECTION
Local Sports...,... ....................P1,2,15
USA Today SportS..... ..............P3 14
Weather ...... ...,..... ........ ..,.............P16
-"" . ,* '^* .


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


igjjniI










PAG 4,IMONDYOMBER12,2007TERTTRTIBSTUNTH ITORI


The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager (242) 502-2352
Circulation Department (242) 502-2387,
Nassau Fax: (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1- (242) -352-6608
Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348


More hot air today in House


WELL TODAY is the House of Assembly's
big day. The lower chamber is expected to be
filled with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics -
heated words, finger pointing, desk thumping,
raised fists and bouts of laughter.
Let's hope that in debating the no confi-
dence motion in House Speaker Alvin Smith
this morning members don't forget that they
are essentially examining the rules of the
House, which call for decorum, order and fair
play.
Today's debate is really another time waster
- it isn't going anywhere, it can't go anywhere
because at the end of the day the no confi-
dence motion will be defeated by government.
However, it will give the man in the street
much to talk about, and the newspapers more
than enough to write about.
So buckle your seat belts, switch on your
TV, and prepare for action.
Mr Christie is expected to chastise Speaker
Smith for not pulling Prime Minister Ingra-
ham up short for saying that Mr Christie should
be ashamed of himself for allowing the judicial
system to be in the mess that it is in today and
that he should deserve more punishment than
just a defeat at the polls.
Mr Christie felt that by making these
remarks Mr Ingraham was putting the Christie
family at risk.
He considered it a "threatening remark,"
and said "it does not take a rocket scientist to
know that if the member of North.Abaco (Mr
Ingraham) is making a remark that is a veiled
threat that this may be encouragement to some
irresponsible person to attack the members
on this side physically.
"That, too, is an irresponsible, abusive, and
offensive remark and should be withdrawn or
expunged," said Mr Christie.
Mr Christie was referring to a statement
made by Mr Ingraham during the debate in
the House of Assembly on Monday, October
22, on the amendment to the Juries Act.
According to Hansard, the official record of
House debates, Mr Ingraham made no threat
or implied threat against Mr Christie. What
he did say was what he, Ingraham, felt he
should deserve if he failed the Bahamian peo-
ple on this particular issue. Said he:
"I (Ingraham not Christie) would hold my
head down in shame if at the end of my five-
year term there are 100-plus persons charged
with murder who I could not cause to be tried
within two years. I would be ashamed of
myself, I have no shame, I would say to the
Bahamas I am a failure, I have failed thee and
my punishment of being voted out of office is


MIDWAY


IHMEI0UIJ M TJ


"Where Our Quality & Experience Shine!"
Specializing in:
Roofing, Home Maintenance, Painting & Varnishing,
Pressure & Mildew Cleaning, Roof Painting, Water
Proofing, Plumbing, Window Cleaning, Drywall
Installation, Replace Rotten Woodwork.
!1 Laminate Floor, Tiling, Repair T
Cracks to Concrete Walls


A-


minor, I should get more major punishment. It
is unbelievable, unthinkable that after five
years in office I (Ingraham) leave behind a
judicial system with a hundred plus persons
charged with murder who I could not take to
court 'and charged and tried within two years
and that's why they are on bail. I'll be ashamed
of myself."
Mr Ingraham was talking of I, Ingraham.
He was not talking about Mr Christie.
Mr Christie is also expected to complain
that the Speaker did not rule unparliamentary
the word "worthless," or better yet, "wutless."
Mr Ingraham used this word in reference to
the "mess" with which the Christie govern-
ment left the judicial system after five years in
office. He assured the House that his team
would do far better than "those worthless (wut-
less) crew who were in charge before."
He then carefully defined how he used that
word.
"And," he said, "I say worthless in the sense
of saying that they are not worth very much in
terms of what they did to the judicial system in
the Bahamas."
Speaker Smith ruled that "worthless" or
"wutless" used in that sense was not unpar-
liamentary because it did not offend House
Rule 30(16) as it was not used against an indi-
vidual member of the House, but a group.
Mr Christie forgets the days when he was
riding high in the House as prime minister.
Does he recall when Alvin Smith, then House
Opposition leader, wondered how much longer
Bahamians would have to wait for the PLP's
much vaunted "help and hope" programme?
On that day an angry Mr Christie threatened to
pick up a chair and hit him with it.
How often were the FNM in Opposition
called "hypocrites" and "parasites" and the
Speaker found neither unparliamentary?
And what would one be rather called: "Wut-
less" or a "cockroach"?
During the House debate on the Korean
boat scandal in November, 2003, an angry Mr
Christie, shouted these words on the floor of
the House: "Now, let me tell you this. You all
know me. When you hear them say I am weak,
I'm indecisive, you all work with me, so you all
know me.
"When you hear them say that I take long
and I do this that's because they can't call me
a crook. And I told you most of the people
who say things like that are cockroaches and
you know what you do with cockroaches. You
do this (he angrily stomped the ground) that's
what I tell you all."
Speaker Darling ruled nothing out of order.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT IS said that a "demagogue
is one who preaches doctrine(s)
he knows to be untrue to others
he knows to be idiots."
As I sat here in Exuma
watching the ZNS News Broad-
cast the other night about the
hurricanes) victims living in the
temporary trailer shelters in
West End, I was taken aback
when I saw the faces of some
of those claiming to be victims.
A follow-up report, which fea-
tured the MP, left me aston-
ished at the choice of two words
used, that the MP must know
to be untrue. Let me hasten to
add up front that there are peo-
ple in our society, like most oth-
ers, who need and will always
need help. There are those no
matter how affluent the society,
will somehow fall through the
proverbial crack. And yes, there
are those who no matter What,
will not take responsibility for
their own actions, such as con-
tinuing to have more children
than they can afford to care for,
and expect others to do it for
them. To a great extent, that is
some of the problems with
some of the faces I saw on those
reports. It has nothing to do
with the hurricanes. Hence my
astonishment as to the state-
ment by the MP.
I am certain no administra-
tion headed by the Hubert A.
Ingraham that I know, would
ever be a "terrorist against
mankind," especially the poor
and disadvantage in this coun-
try.
As I see it, one of the great
problems of this little nation is
pure political savagery and out-
right dishonesty by the practi-
tioners.
This is a case in point. Why
do some of us continue to
preach this philosophy of
dependency? Why do we con-
tinue to cause some to believe
that somebody owes them
something, the government in
particular? To my mind this is
why many Bahamians hang out
on "Gimme Street" and "Some-
thing-For-Nothing Avenue".
Should we not be about explain-
ing to these persons that there is
no free lunch? Whereas the
state through its social pro-
grammes will help, it can only
be for a limited time. As a
result, these persons must be
told that they live in the real
world. Therefore, they must be
prepared to help themselves.
As a Christian people and
society we are called to love our
neighbours as ourselves, but not
better than we love ourselves.


Indeed, in my Bible I read in
(Revelations 21:3-4; 6-8) "And I
heard a loud voice from the
throne saying. See, the home of
God is among mortals. He will
dwell with them and they will
be his people, and God himself
will be with them.
He will wipe every tear from
their eyes. Death will be no
more; mourning and crying and
pain will be no more, for the
first things have passed away."
Then he said to me, "It's done!
I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the beginning and the end. To
the thirsty I will give water as a
gift from the spring of the water
of life.
Those who conquer will
inherit these things, and I will
be their God and they will be
my children. But as for the cow-
ardly, the faithless, the polluted,
the murderers, the fornicators,
the sorcerers, the idolaters, and
the liars their place will be in
the lake that burns with fire and
sulfur, which is the second
death."
Do you political hypocrites,
who are deliberately spreading
lies about the government and
those presently living in the
trailers in West End, accept the
above? Are you not afraid, for
it is God Himself who "will
wipe away every tear", not any
administration,,or man,-but
God and God alone, believe
you this?
Having said the above, I rec-
ommend that the administra-
tion and relevant minister, pub-
lish all the records of the per-
sons who lived in those trailers,
in terms of when they went in,


when they left and the agree-
ment thereto. Further, the per-
sons who now live there, not as
a result of the hurricanes, must
be asked why?
And by whose permission
and what are their obligations to
the department in charge of the
trailers? It is my view that since
there are those who decided to
make this a political issue then
the whole story should be told.
Indeed, it is alleged that in West
End, proper houses were built
for several people who had no
house prior to the hurricanes.
It is further alleged that there
are addition to houses that were
not there prior to the hurri-
canes.
Also, it is alleged that some
political hacks profit much from
selling NEMA'S material. All
these questions should now be
put to rest by having a complete
audit done and the report made
public. This should be a priority
undertaking.
Let me close with this: Some
of the men the Bahamian peo-
ple have come to admire most
extravagantly are the most dar-
ing liars; the men they detest
most violently are those who
try to tell them the truth.
I say to you, minister, in this
case in particular, tell and pub-
lish the truth, by all the means
you can, at all the times and
places you can.
Always stand for the princi-
ple, though principles are
unusually not popular and you
may stand alone. In time you
will cherish with sweet reflec-
tion that when you stand for
principle you are not alone.


DENNIS W. MARTIN
West End,
Grand Bahama,
October 2007.


Wishing Glen Johnson

success and prosperity

EDITOR, The Tribune,

I think it very fitting to give notice to the community outreach
programmes of the Great Commission Ministry.
Especial kudos are appropriate for the unwavering dedication and
selflessness of one Mr. Glen Johnson who, cdme rain or sunshine,
delivers the meals on wheels (especially in heavy weather) on
time.
I wish him much success and prosperity, forever!

WHITNEY S. MORTIMER KING
Nassau,
October 16, 2007.






PRE-OWNED

CARS & TRUCKS

For the best deal in town on
pre-owned cars, with warranty!


NOW IN

STOCK
'99 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
'03 SUZUKI BALENO
'04 SUZUKI IGNIS
'95 TOYOTA AVALON
.'98 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Best offer
'00 HYUNDAI ACCENT
'00 HYUNDAI GALLOPER
'01 HYUNDAI COUPE "1
'04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Very low mileage, very clean
'06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Very clean
'06 HYUNDAI TUSCON GLS


Always





stand for





principle


t


Mr. Everette K. Sands announces the
engagement of his daughter, Tara
Monique Sands to Reece Dean Chipman.
Tara Sands is also the daughter of the late
Eulie Sands. Reece Dean Chipman is the
son of Mrs. Darnell Chipman Ward and
the late Allison Dean. He is also the
grandson of the legendary entertainer
Mr. John "Chippie" Chipman


PAGE 4, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE











THETRBUE ONDYCNOEMER12,207,PAEI


o In brief

Antigua PM hopes
talks with US
lawmakers will
ease Internet
gambling dispute
* ST. JOHN'S, Antigua


ANTIGUA and Barbuda's
prime minister said he was
hopeful that weekend meet-
ings with members of the U.S.
Congress would help resolve
an ongoing trade battle with
the United States over Inter-
net gambling, according to
Associated Press.
Prime Minister Baldwin
Spencer discussed the dispute
with New York Democrat
Rep. Charles Rangel, chair-
man of the House Ways and
Means Committee, and three
other members of the Con-
gressional Black Caucus on
the sidelines of a regional busi-
ness conference.
Antigua accuses the U.S. of
crippling its gaming industry
by effectively banning Ameri-
cans from placing online bets
with gambling operators in the
Caribbean nation.
"We're hoping that coming
out of this dialogue here,
Charlie Rangel would have a
better and greater apprecia-
tion of Antigua and Barbuda's
position," Spencer said.
The U.S. Congress last year
barred American banks and
credit card companies from
processing payments made to
online and offshore gambling
operators, denying the inter-
national gaming industry
access to a lucrative U.S. mar-
ket.
Antigua, which has pro-
moted online gambling to ease
its dependency on tourism,
filed a complaint with the
World Trade Organization
and is seeking to impose
US$3.4 billion in trade sanc-
tions against the U.S.
Rangel, who oversees tax
legislation as chair of the Ways
and Means Committee, said
he worries Washington may
have overstepped its authority
in the long-running dispute.


Jordan releases
three rnmer ,hu
detainees following

medical check-up
* AMMAN, Jordan
THREE former detainees
of the U.S. military prison in
Guantanamo Bay were
released after just a medical
check shortly after being
turned over to Jordanian
authorities, the official Petra
news agency reported,
according to Associated
Press.
Chief government
spokesman Nasser Judeh
said U.S. authorities trans-
ferred Osama Hassan Abu
Kabir, Ahmed Hassan
Suleiman and Ibrahim Mah-
di Zeidan from Guantanamo
prison to Jordanian custody
last week and the men
"underwent medical tests to
ensure they were medically
sound."
"After finishing all the
required legal measures, the
men were released to their
families at noon," he said,
adding that they were in
good health.
Following their release,
there are no more Jordanian
detainees at Guantanamo
prison.
On Nov. 6, Zachary
Katznelson, the British-
based U.S. lawyer for the
men had confirmed their
return home, but expressed
concern that they were likely
in police custody for interro-
gation.
Other Jordanians released
from Guantanamo in the
past were also questioned by
authorities but no charges
were ever brought against
them.
U.S. authorities say 305
detainees remain at Guan-
tanamo on suspicion of links
to al-Qaida or the Taliban,
including 70 who have been
deemed eligible for transfer
or release. The vast majority
of the detainees have been
held for years without being
charged.
Some 450 detainees have
been released or transferred
since the Guantanamo
detention center opened in
January 2002.


TOIC L
EXTERMLiINATOSl

PEIST CONTROL


LEADING ATTORNEY SAYS THERE IS URGENT NEED FOR QUALIFIED JUSTICES


Call for two senior foreign judges


.to be appointed to Freeport courts


A LEADING attorney has
called for two senior foreign
judges to be appointed to the
Freeport courts in a bid to stop
the judicial system sliding into
chaos.
Stephen Wilchcombe said there
is an urgent need for qualified
justices preferably from Eng-
land or Australia who can adju-
dicate without fear or favour and
be free of compromise or corrup-
tion.
Mr Wilchcombe and several
fellow lawyers believe there has
been "obvious neglect" by those
responsible for maintaining the
high standards of the justice sys-'
tern in Freeport.
And they feel two senior judges
are needed urgently within two
months, in fact to "put us back
on track."
The Freeport court system has
been a cause for concern for some
time. Attorney Fred Smith is on
record as calling it "dysfunction-
al" and "in a state of collapse."

Interruptions
Now Mr Wilchcombe has
joined the fight for a better sys-
tem, claiming there have been
"far too many" interruptions in
the appointments of senior jus-
tices over the last six years "and
too many patches in the court sys-
tem generally."
He told The Tribune that since
the dedication of the Justice Cen-
tre and the Supreme Court in
Freeport in 1994, only four jus-
tices had stayed for at least two
years in the city.
After their departure, Nassau
instituted "Qvernight visiting" jus-
tices, acting justices and novice
justices. "This Jack-in-the-Box
arrangement continued until


Actvsti eadyt



c-oper eful wt

auhriis'i ato


ACTIVIST Lincoln Bain is
ready to "co-operate fully with
authorities" if criminal action is tak-
en against TV journalist Rita Cos-
by over an alleged attempt to per-
vert the course of justice in the
Anna Nicole Smith affair.
He made this clear yesterday
after an American judge said he
found tape recordings made in Nas-
sau a few weeks ago "troubling"
- a comment interpreted as a pre-
lude to possible prosecution.
Ms Cosby, a former MSNBC
reporter, is alleged by Mr Bain to
have sought corroboration from
two Haitian nannies living in Nas-
sau after Howard K Stem sued for
libel over lurid allegations made in
her book, Blonde Ambition.
In tapes made by Mr Bain, Ms
Cosby is heard apparently suggest-
ing payments to the nannies for
their co-operation, but disguised as
legal fees for the swearing of affi-
davits:
Mr Bain alleges that Ms Cosby
told him she had taken a "calculat-
ed risk" in writing her book, but
had "messed up" by not sourcing
the claims she made about Stern
and Larry Birkhead, father of Anna
Nicole's baby daughter, Dan-
nielynn.
Mr Bain, who runs Controversy
TV, has since then waged a media
war against Ms Cosby, claiming she
had attempted to use the nannies
"to cover her tail" after Stern filed
a $60 million lawsuit.
Yesterday, he told The Tribune:
"I think she took the Bahamian
people for fools and that is why she


came and did what she did. I don't
think she thought very highly of
Bahamian people, but I guarantee
she will not make the same mis-
take again."
Mr Bain stressed that he did not
harbour any personal hostility
towards Ms Cosby, but claimed she
had written her book "without
checking anything" and was "a des-
perate person doing desperate
things."
He said Ms Cosby wrote the
book because she was out of con-
tract with MSNBC and needed
something to do.
"I found it incredible that she
did what she did, but I have not
met any journalist in the US who
was really surprised.
"I think her career is finished. I
would be disappointed in the jour-
nalistic community if they let her
back in. Maybe she should go off
and be a hairdresser," he said.
Ms Cosby has denied doing any-
thing wrong, and says she and her
publisher Grand Central Publish-
ing of New York City stood by
the book and its contents.
However, Mr Bain says the pos-
sibility of criminal charges is a much
greater threat to Ms Cosby than
the libel suit.
"I think she is in deeper trouble
now than she was. We are standing
patiently on the sidelines, but I am
willing to co-operate with authori-
ties," he added.
Ms Cosby has told The Tribune
that she is making no further com-
ments on the matter in accordance
with legal advice.


BED BATH & HOME


A- ,


4,


GIFT
SHa


4i.










& BRIDAL REGISTRY
rbour Bay Shopping Centre "-
Ph: 393-4440 or 393-4448 ^ ,^


Mr Wilchcombe said the
appointment of qualified and
experienced judges had always
been a challenge. "Lady Justice
likes her justices to be learned
and experienced. When she gets
in bed with a judge she wants him
to be knowledgeable. She does
not cherish on-the-job training.
It messes up her courts."
He said Grand Bahama needed
two senior judges, preferably
from England. "To send an acting
or a novice judge to Grand
Bahama without the support of
two senior justices would be fool-
hardy.
"Every day seasoned attorneys
have the need to consult with
their peers on points of law," said
Mr Wilchcombe.
"We need totally qualified jus-
tices who can adjudicate without
fear, favour, affection or ill will,
without regard to family, friend,
nepotism, big firm or politics and
who are not susceptible to com-
promise or corruption."
Mr Wilchcombe said it seemed
the Judicial Commission and two


others responsible for the
appointment of judges to Grand
Bahama "just cannot seem to get
it right."
"Maybe it is just a case of a few
persons' ongoing covert and twist-
ed attitude to limit, retard and
arrest the progress and develop-
ment of Grand Bahama.
"This game was played by a
few politicians in cohort with the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
for 25 years. How infantile and
destructive." ,

Recruit
Calling for two senior judges
to be appointed to the Grand
Bahama bench by January, 2008,
Mr Wilchcombe said: "If the Judi-
cial Commission and the two oth-
er gentlemen in Nassau responsi-
*ble for the appointment of judges
do not have the time to recruit
these judges, then we will travel
to London and find them our-
selves."
In Britain, he said, judges were
appointed from barristers who
had been practising at the Bar for
15 or 20 years.
"They are not appointed from
the Attorney General's Office,"
he added.
He said failure to appoint two
senior judges would be "negli-
gent" and an insult to everyone in
Grand Bahama.
"I wish to say to the responsi-
ble authority that it has been
proven time and time again that
the clearest indication that a
developing country is headed for
chaos is when its courts and judi-
ciary become dysfunctional for
whatever reason," he added.


I
t-i


0


COME

HOME


AGAIN
6- FOR
S)/Ifs)/// (/P
TO
The Christian
Book Shop
AND FIND
A GREAT
SELECTION OF
B/ & Bmw
B& dCards




A0o



+Bmk
CI/#a Or anal




&Lean1" Teo





C/hgArn CJ'3
&SGo
aG zren


The Christian
Book Shop

T: 322-1306/322-3237
Rosetta St.at Mt. Royal Ave.
Mon.- Sat., 9:00am-5:30pm

'' 1 .. C A


- -


Rosetta St. Ph: 3253336oxx
Rosetta St. Ph: 325-3336


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


today when we have no justices,"
he added.
"A judge deals with sensitive,
important and intellectual issues
and he needs to be settled in so he
can consider, deliberate, read and
adjudicate. How can he do this if
he is shuttled around from place
to place without any perma-
nence?
"Just like his tenure is secured,
so must be his abode and place of
practice. His appointment must
have some semblance of perma-
nency."


I


1:


0







PAG 6, MONDAY, NOVEMBER12,2007THEOCALTRIS TRIB


Paying


respects


to


Tributes were paid yesterday to the
heroes of the two world wars during
the Remembrance Day Service


After School Center
seeks a primary school
teacher to work part-time.
Call: 5581809
Email Resume: info@rightafterthebell.com


FERREIRA & COMPANY
Attorneys-at-Law Notaries Public
Environmental Consultants
Chambers. Kemp Building
No. 39 Fast Street North P.O. Box EE-15790
Nassau, The Bahamas
I cl: (242) 323-7019, 323-7020 Fax: (242) 323-7021


ANNOUNCEMENT
Messrs. Ferreira & Company are
pleased to announce that
CHRISTOPHER F. D. FRANCIS,
MS., B.S., LL.B., LEC
has joined the firm as an Attorney and
Environmental Consultant. We are certain that he
will advance our goal of providing exceptional
legal and environmental consulting services.
Civil Litigation Commercial Law Real Estate and
Mortgages Companies Family Law Environmental
Consulting Services (Impact Assessments, Land Use,
Management Plans and Systems, Licensing)


on
2 PE


FOR 3 IN I LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control
Tpopical Extepminatops
322-2157 1


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 6, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007







MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 7


THE TRIBUNE


LOCAL NEWS


our


heroes


Bluebird


41 op0
r Satu

Village Road Near Shirley Street
Tel: 394-0323/5 OR 394-1377


"-- --E
1q


14 .8 Cube
$650 .00

18 Cube
$ 7 2 0 .0 0


Cube
62 .00


STANDING ON CEREMONY: Left to right. Former World War
Two servicemen Mattias Munroe and Percy Stracnan


"Lose Yourselfn S
"Lose YourselfbIn St


0
cz
CZ
=3

CD
E.
LL.
Ci
-

' t


ANNIVERSARY SALE

40% STOREWIDE
Except on PASHMINAS & SCARVES
One Week Only
November 10th 17th
SOIT7 no discount stamps will be -iven or rewarded durino this period.
No -ift certificates will be sold or honored during this period. All sales are final
Store Hours 9:30am 5:30pm
Monday Friday
and until 6:00pm on Saturdays
#52 Mackey Street between KFC & Cartwright's Garage
(Old House of Music Building)


the
computers ele



te e


IG6TTEN: The Com-
)f!Police, Paul Far-
/la wreath yesterday
nibrance Gardens.


ctronics


HP Dealer
inkjet & laserjet
multi function
plotters
black & colour
ink & supplies


copiers I
Minolta Dealer
leasing & sales
multi function
black & colour


know how


networking solutions


store


telephony


3 year warranty
copy centre now open!


COMPUTERS LIMITED
COMPUTERS LIMITED


Garden Hills Constituency
MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
7:00 P.M.
S.C. MCPHERSON HIGH SCHOOL
BLUE H11.1 ROAD

All Garden Hills residents are invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting.


LA

NEVER FOI
missioner
quharson, la
at the Reme


service & repair


Wp47.)


a n n i v e r s a r y island traders building, east bay street t 396.1100 f 396.1109 www.customcomputers.bs solutions@customcomputers.bs


--















Police bid final farewell to



slain Corporal Edison Bain


ISUZU BIG HORN ISUZU WIZARD HONDACRV TOYOTA RAV 4


* Sanpin Motors Ltd. t


0 Your

o, Pre-Owned i


SSpecial of the week
I Nissan Cefiro's from
. $5,995.00 and Up BI g YMuOl Viehicle
Cheqk out our t S0 can
N ew nventorv Uprde 11

Thompson Blvd !J1
325-0881/2 ..,
West of thrmain sKowroom

ISUZU BIG HORN j ISUZU WIZARD I HONDA CRV TOYOTA RAV 4


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Police on
Grand Bahama bid their final
farewell to slain Police Corporal
Edison Bain o Friday at a mili-
tary funeral at the Community at
Heart Tabernacle Church on
Coral Road.
The casket, draped in the
Bahamian flag, was taken on a
procession by police throughout
the streets of Freeport to the
Grand Bahama Memorial Park.
Many of Bain's colleagues left
the church in tears, and others
stood outside still in disbelief.
Senator Elma Campbell,
Minister of State for Immigra-
tion and National Security, said
the violent and senseless death
of Corporal Bain had no doubt
left many with a sense of sorrow
and sadness.
"We must all be concerned
about the repeated senseless
killings in our communities and
our country, and about those
who would take the lives of oth-
ers, seemingly undeterred by
fear of justice and punishment,"
she told mourners.
"At this solemn time, we urge
those who continue to shatter
the peace and stability of our
country to give up wrongdoing
as a way of life, and to come
back to the values and traditions'
on which our country was built."
Corporal Bain, 28, was found
murdered near the Grand
Lucayan Waterway on October
22. Two young men Edwin
Bauld Jr, 24, and Wilfred
McPhee, 24 have been charged
with his murder.
He enlisted in the Royal
Bahamas Police Force five years
ago. He was attached to the Air-
port Police Station for the past
year.
While at Police College, he
excelled both physically and aca-
demically, becoming the proud
recipient of the Commandant
Award for Academics.
In April, 2007, he completed
the requisite proficiency exami-
nations to be promoted to the
rank of corporal.
He was expected to sit a sec-
ond proficiency examination pri-
or to his death.


Computers for as low as





$ 2 2 per week


Minister Campbell said Cor-
poral Bain's service in the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force was
close to impeccable as he rarely
missed a tour of duty, and
worked extra hours without
complaint.
"On behalf of the government
and people of The Bahamas, I
extend deepest sympathy to the
family of Corporal Bain. I have
been especially asked by the
Minister of National Security,
the Honourable O.A.T Turn-
quest, to express his condolences
to the family, and to pray God's


blessings on them in this their
time of bereavement."
Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson said
Corporal Bain was an "upstand-
ing" and mode officer in the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.
He said although Bain's time
was short he excelled in the field
of policing giving exemplary ser-
vice on Grand Bahama.
"He was an upstanding young .
man who was mild-manuered
and always willing to enhance
his division. He served as an
example for many and we in the
RBPF are proud of his contri-
bution to the national security
of Commonwealth of the
Bahamas," he said.
"It is with a deep sense of sad-
ness and regret that we gather to
pay our final respects to Corpo-
ral Bain. We extend our heartfelt
condolences to his family and
friends and we share in their sor-
row," he said.
Mr Ferguson called on the
community to continue to sup-
port the police on Grand
Bahama.
"Crime affects all of us at
some point in our lives.
"The police and the commu-
nity must continue to work
together in the fight against
crime," he said.


The BTVI is set to become a

first-tier educational facility
THE Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute is set to be repo-
sitioned as a first-tier educational facility.
The administration announced that it hopes to transform BTVI
from a "second chance", short term training institution to a viable, val-
ued post-secondary option.
Minister of Education Carl Bethel, Minister of State for Youth and
Sports Byran Woodside, and other senior officers of the ministry met
with consultants responsible for helping the government achieve this
goal.
The consulting college is Daytona Beach Community College in
partnership with the Academy for Educational Development (ADE).
The delegation included Dr D Kent Sharples, president of Day-
tona Beach College; Dr Charles Carroll, project manager/team leader;
Dr Robert Williams, vice president of economic development; Dr
Theodore Sofianos, operations specialist; Bill Embach, information
technology specialist and Sergio Ramirez, senior programme officer for
Latin America and the Caribbean.
According to the government Daytona Beach Community College
and the Academy for Educational Development (ADE) were select-
ed from a competitive bidding process to act as consultants to the
BTVI project. 1
The project team have more than 25 years of experience among them
in such fields as community college management, education planning
and information technology.
"The Daytona Beach project team is committed to creating access to
education for all so as to make life better for individuals, their.families
and the wider community," said the government in a statement.
It said the objective of the consultancy is to provide strategic guid-
ance and operational assistance to support the restructuring of BTVI.
"This initiative will ensure that BTVI students will receive a quali-
ty, sustainable education, which upon graduation leads to a rewarding
career or further higher educational pursuits," the statement said.
"BTVI will achieve these milestones through major restructuring
which will include the improvement of administrative and student
services and the certification of skills and training, which will have cred-
ibility among the business community and in the economic market-
place."
Minister Bethel welcomed the delegation and highlighted the impor-
tance of the endeavor.
He said the initiative is not simply about preparing students for
employment in the workplace but also about "self empowerment".


a o


I I I


e i* .. S
I. *S S


' I II


S S



I


The Affordable Solution

to Worn-Out Bathtubs
Bathtub Liners are designed to fit over worn-out bathtubs
*Wall Surrounds to cover existing bath walls: In simulated Tile and
Shower Base Liners to go over existing Shower bases
Cultured Marble Vanity Tops and Sinks
Great Shower Door selection
Quality Faucets, All-Wood Vanities




RE*BATH BAHAPI
Open Monday Friday, 9:00am -5:(
By Appointment Saturday 11:00amn -.,
Telephone
(242) 393-8501 "Authorized
Visit our Showroom & Office located at the Red Carpet In


I











I

I


I









Marble







AS
opm


Dealer"
1EastBaree


NM P IUT iA!I
NEW B OATIITU

OVIEH YOU


PAGE 8, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE















Bahamian chefs



show off their



culinary talents'


% cc




SOUS CHEF Anthony Carey prepares his tasty and popular creation, a crepe filled with coconut curried shrimp
at the 16th Annual Bahamas Culinary Classics held at COB's School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies,
Thompson Boulevard.


M By LLONELLA GILBERT
NASSAU, Bahamas The
public turned out in large num-
bers to taste the culinary delights
created by chefs from three major
hotels and The College of The
Bahamas Food and Beverages
Department at the 16th Annual
Bahamas Culinary Classics.
Chefs from RIU Resort,
Atlantis and the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort and Crystal Palace
Casino and the COB added
unique Bahamian flavours to tra-
ditional hors d'oeuvres at COB's
School of Hospitality and
Tourism Studies, Thompson,
Boulevard.
Chef Edwin Johnson, chair-
man and immediate past presi-
dent of the Bahamas Culinary
Association, explained that the
Culinary Classic is registered by
the American Culinary Federa-
tion and is being judged by a pan-
el of three internationally certi-
fied judges headed by Chef Rick
Potter, who has been coming to
judge the competition for several
years.
Mr Potter is aided by certified
master chef James Hanyzeski and
Francesco Abbinati. Chef John-
son will serve as apprentice judge.
Each hotel had a team of four
to seven persons who worked
together to come up with their
unique creations. They had to
prepare several cold and hot dish-
es and desserts.
RIU's most desired speciali-
ties of the night seemed to be the
crepes filled with coconut curried
shrimp created by sous chef
Anthony Carey and the lobster
lollipop.
Chef Renaldo Dorsett from
the Cove Atlantis was all too hap-
py to explain what was in his
resort's popular mixed drinks.
One of the most colourful drinks
of the night, a Margatini, consist-
ed of the classic margarita mix
with a hint of Triple Sec (a clear
orange flavoured liqueur) topped
with olive foam.
The Atlantis chefs also created


I &i-.LF :
CHEF TIFFANY BARTON from Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino shows off the vegetable wonton stuffed with sweet peas,
plantain, potatoes, which was one of the resort's signature dishes for the
night.


an onion petal hors d'oeuvre with
roasted duck and spice cabbage.
Then there was a scallops, shrimp
with mango creation that was
served on shells.
Chef Tiffany Barton pointed
out several items that the Wynd-
ham chefs created for the Culi-
nary Classic.
She explained that they had
native mutton fritters with a cur-
ry mint dip, smoked grouper on
Johnny cake crackers topped with
melon jelly and capers.
They also had sushi with a
Bahamian twist. They used native
grits, steamed conch and pigeon,
peas wrapped in seaweed. For
vegetarians there was a refreshing
cucumber salad served with car-
rots and a Dijon dressing.
As for signature desserts,
Wyndham chefs created Johnny
cake crusted cheese cake lol-
lipops, a pineapple upside down
cake with ginger and orange, and
6clairs stuffed with mango.
COB chefs also created culi-
nary masterpieces that had people
returning to their area. Pastry
chef Eldred Saunders and Mario
Adderley, who is in charge of the


apprenticeship chef programme,
explained their creations.
They prepared roast beef ten-
derloin on a slice of toasted bread
that was garnished with garlic and
blue cheese.
They also had shrimp on which
they'drizzled on lemon butter and
lemon zest. They placed it on
toasted pumpernickel and herb
cream cheese.
They also made a lamb rack
that used a tambourine glaze
rather than rosemary, which was
so good that they were asked if
they wanted to bottle the glaze
to sell at the college's food store.
For vegetarians, they created a
cucumber basket. The chefs took
out the centre of the cucumbers
and placed inside the same ingre-
dients used in conch' salad but
without the conch.
And for those with a sweet
tooth, they took a twist on the
Austrian apple strudel using
instead guava.
Mr Saunders said: "We took
traditional dishes that the tourists
can identify with, but added
some of our own Bahamian flair
to it." ,,


THREE INTERNATIONALLY certified judges were in The Bahamas to
judge the 16th Annual Bahamas Culinary Classics. On Thursday, they
tasted hors d'oeuvres created by chefs from three major hotels and The
College of The Bahamas Food and Beverages Department. Standing left
to right are: head judge, Chef Rick Potter; Francesco Abbinati; certified
master chef, James Hanyzeski and Chef Edwin Johnson, chairman of
the Bahamas Culinary Association.


rour car.



our trust.


Our responsibility

Brake Service Suspension & Alignment Exhaust
Oil, Lude & Filter "GOODYEAR TYRES"


American & Imported Cars Light Trucks Vans & SUV's
* Complete Inspection & Estimates Before we start the work

2 LOCATIONS TO SERVICE YOU


MACKEY ST. & ROOSEVELT AVENUE
Tel: 393-6651 or 39346693


EAST ST. & SOLDIER RD
Tel: 356-2940 or 356-2941


Open: Monday Saturday
8am~5pm


Fax 326-4865 P. 0. Box SS-6766 Nassau, Bahamas
AUTO SYSTEM EXPERTS

"Midas Is a business based on service, quality and reliablity. I
Factory scheduled maintenance is car card. L-__J
Midas services your car fully. Our system takes the guesswork
out of auto care for every car model out there.


Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Offshore Island

Invite application for the position of-

FOOD & BEVERAGE
CONSULTANT

* University degree in Hotel Food & Beverage
Management
* Must have at least 10 years as a Senior Manager
or similar position
* Experience at a 4 or 5 diamond Hotel
* Proficiency in foreign languages would be an
assets
* Strong communication skills oral and written
* Willing to work long hours
* Strong organizational and leadership skills
* Competitive compensation package
commensurate with relevant experience and
qualifications.

Send resume to."

Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box CB-13005
E-mail: CMajor@srb.sandals.com
_____________


- I


Roy, B I -LAIT AO


THE TRIBUNE


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 9









I OCALNEWS


". ..-""*r | .=- . -"."l L'j.-. i .. ,.' *-:. .3"$ .. ...' ^ l 1** : *'" 'f. ' }, .m"' :-." " .'s^
. .^. .. ... -..,',, .,t ,'^r ._ .=_,_ ., -:.. .l~ ~ ~* ** .:* ,. ,, ,-^*^ y .' ''"I .'.z.._.. g
*^ ,. - -." .. .,- . -** ^ "... ^ -- ... ,$. -- ,,, .
,., .. .,., .,r,.
-. -. ...... ..... A. ;*^ .".. :;
-..." -- .* "-



-----._.-------^---^' .g ^ pi-. ,. .....-. . ...- .. ......% :,.,- .. ... -. ,S .,.,,.
, .'-'.:-' ....a "-- . -.... ." ^' - .. .. '^r ""-.' ".... :!'., -,... .... .. ..* .-';:
: c- - - -- ----=.. "- : ^" -.. -, .. .
- "^ .- .. ,- - ..,.
-- --- *'. 4. %$ .... i ...... ..
..- ...... .. 1,'. ,:'.,-..,'*'. *',- ,a
'. ,, -, -- -- .... .. ,,- ,. .. . 4'' d:.- :- ' " ", 4 '-

-. -. 4.r': ..,.,- .:_ .~, -. ..a.
.. .. A ,.,- "=~


5-


IIIWO''E F AUR:BN em es iwe hieCeee Pnaisan lu-inesTa drngter. iitt teMalisFmiyFamatAelie


"The Trust
has been very
excited by the..
participation
..of members
and the gener-"
al public in
our nature
walks."

Eric Carey.!


Large Shipment of Used Cars

IN STOCK

COME CHECK US OUT
New Shipments
Arriving Monthly

For Easy Financing

Bank And Insurance

On Premises
Check Our Prices
Before buying


Bahamas Bus & Truck

Call
32' "72


The great outdoors

BNT members learn about ducks and native trees


MEMBERS of the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust participating in Saturday's
nature walk saw over 100 White-,
Cheeked Pintails and over 20 Blue-
Winged Teal at the Maillis Family Farm
at Adelaide.
Pericles Maillis, deputy president of
the BNT, led the walk and explained
how he started with 11 ducks on his
pond.
The original 11 attracted wild ducks
who now regularly visit and feed on his
farm pond.


The majority of ducks on the pond
are native White- Cheeked Pintails or
Bahama Ducks, but in the winter migra-
tory waterfowl such as Blue-Winged
Teal, Northern Shovelers and North-
ern Pintails also use the pond.
The property also contains an'exten-
sive collection of native trees and the
group yere able to see Lignum Vitae,
Native Cedars, Brasiletto, Crabwood,
Mahogany and Bullwood.
"The Trust has been very excited by
the participation of members and the


general public in our nature walks,"
said Eric Carey, BNT deputy executive
director.
"Our next walk will be in Decembei,
at Harrold and Wilson Ponds Nationalk
Park and we are planning a special triple
to the Central Andros National ParlEF
in February 2008 for our members." )I!
The BNT is the mandated manager co-
the Bahamas National Park System
which encompasses over 700,000 acres"
of land and sea representing a diverse,
collection of tropical ecosystems.


ANST--, *AAJ>.
-.-" W,. .-x .- = ," .. ": ,'-
-1 low.* ...--- - .. ...


HOLIDAY SALE ON NOW!!!

*fniflCG itUAllBMLE*fREl-AY i-A-WAi* WE EPORTITO ALIS *3 nth yawa uailable


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 10, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007












E-qm I Thieves steal car containing show dog


* SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
A PRIZED chocolate
Labrador retriever who was
supposed to participate in
the San Juan International
Dog Expo went missing ear-
ly Saturday after thieves
stole a car with the dog in
it, according to Associated
.Press.


Named "Al Pacino," the
show dog belongs to a
Brazilian man who left his
rented car running outside
a hotel in the capital of San
Juan, expo spokeswoman
Marisela Diaz said.
"The owner cannot even
talk.
"The dog is like his baby,"
she said.


"This makes us look real-
ly bad because it's the first
time the international com-
petition comes to Puerto
Rico."
"Al Pacino" is considered
one of the top show dogs
from Brazil, according to the
American Kennel Club.
Diaz declined to say how
much he is worth.


The Catholic Board of


Education introduces


'Power School' tool


"TO ALLOW parents bet-
ter access to their children's
grades, attendance records
and other important informa-
tion, the Catholic Board of
Education has introduced the
new internet tool "Power-
School."
During the next few days,
the Catholic Board of Educa-
tion will allow parents and
guardians of students attend-
ing Aquinas College, Grand
Bahama Catholic High, St
Francis de Sales, St Bede's, St
Cecilia's, Sts Francis and
Joseph, Our Lady's, St
Thomas More, Xavier's and
Mary Star of the Sea Schools,
access to PowerSchool so that
they can view pertinent infor-
mation concerning their chil-
dren.
-Access to this information
ii protected through the use
of case sensitive username and
Passwords. Not all aspects of
I


the PowerSchool Parental
Access will be fully function-
ing during the 2007/8 school
year. When additional fea-
tures become available, par-
ents and guardians will be
notified.
"While PowerSchool is a
phenomenal tool to keep
abreast of student perfor-
mance, it is not meant to take
the place of teacher/parent
communication," the Catholic
Board of Education said in a
press release.
In September, 2006, the
Catholic Board of Education
implemented the use of the
student information system
PowerSchool in ten of its 14
schools in Abaco, Grand
Bahama and New Providence.
PowerSchool delivers on
the promise of technology in
education through an easy-to-
use internet based informa-
tion management system pro-


viding critical information to
those dedicated to the
improvement of student
achievement administrators,
teachers, parents and students.
With the increased empha-
sis in Catholic schools for
accountability and measurable
improvement in student
achievement, the need for
timely access to relevant infor-
mation to support decision-
making has never been
greater.
"PowerSchool creates a
dynamic school environment
that satisfies the student data
management needs of the
entire school community.
"Parents, students, admin-
istrators, counsellors, teach-
ers, nurses and staff have
access to more timely data
which enables higher produc-
tivity and data-driven deci-
sions." the Catholic Education
Board said.


Registration fee:
Physicians,( Private Practitioners):
Allied Health Professionals, Others:
Physicians (House Staff):
Medical/Nursing Students:


: CME Provided


Registration:


Clinical & Medical Research Unit
UWI School of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Bahamas
Princess Margaret Hospital
Shirley Street, Nassau
Telephone: 325-2320 or 322-2861 ext. 2735 or 2734
Email: fmsuwibahamas5@coralwave.com


SHIP'S REGISTRY AHAMAAS


I


CRUISE, SHO

TO SOL


CRUISE
LINE

P & STAY PACKAGES

JTH FLORIDA!


4 .J4..-




TRAVEL IN STYLE!
Departs Nassau 5:00 pm
Arrives At Port Everglades 9:00 am

Private Cabin Fine Dining Entertainment
Spa & Childrens Programmes Casino

You Choose the Hotel & Car Rental

Cruise Back With 3 Pieces Of Luggage Free (551bs. Maximum Each)


CALL TRAVEL NETWORK (NASSAU) LTD.
EXCLUSIVE TICKETING AGENTS AT

327-6045


#1 Sandy Port Plaza www.gulstore.com
Rates based on 4 persons traveling. Prices subject to change and availability. Hotel taxes, ticket and booking fees are extra.


3


UWI SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE
AND RESEARCH, THE BAHAMAS
SYMPOSIUM:
MEDICAL ETHICS
IN MODERN MEDICINE
OBJECtIVE: To provide participants with an appreciation and understanding
of the impact of medical ethics in the current practice of Medicine

The Making of the Ethical Physician
Dr. Derrick Aarons MD PhD
Consultant Bioethicist UWI Faculty of Medicine (Mona)
President of the Bioethics Society of the English- Speaking Caribbean (BSEC)

'I Made a Mistake, Should I tell the Patient the Truth?':
Truth Telling In Medicine

Dr. Anthony Mullings MD FRCS MPH
Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist UWI Faculty of Medicine (Mona)
Director, Caribbean Research Ethics Initiative (CREI)

'There'is One Bed Left Who Gets It?'
Theories of Ethics concerned with Maximizing Welfare

Dr. Kenneth Goodman PhD
Co-Direct: University of Miami Ethics Programmes
Director: Florida Bioethics Network
Director: Clinical and Research Ethics Education,
UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Panel Discussion:
The Practice of Modern Medicine -
Hippocratic Oath or Hypocritical Oath?
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2007
10.00am 1.30pm
COB: SCHOOL OF NURSING AUDITORIUM
Grosvenor Close Campus

REGISTRATION


$50.00
$50.00
$25.00
Complimentary with Student ID.


I


THE TRIBUNE


MONDAY,. NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 11


mil'.. r a i ..,l' n
:^ ^l* llll lll;l I :v
,i -- Hirpz I^ III








THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 12. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


KEMP'S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED
22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas



RUTH OLIVE
SYMONETTE
M.B.E., 89

of Delancy Street, Nassau, The Bahamas will be
held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street,
Nassau on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:45
a.m. Monsignor Preston A. Moss assisted by Father
Glen Nixon and Father Elvardo Turnquest will
officiate and interment will be in Western Cemetery,
SAugusta Street, Nassau.
Mrs. Symonette was predeceased by her husband, Stafford Lee Symonette and her son,
Philip Leonard Symonette and is survived by her stepsons, Kenneth, Arthur and Granville
Symonette; stepdaughters, Mabel Smith, Stella Knowles, Thelma Symonette, Juanita
Carey and Linda Symonette; sister, Frances Burnside Riley of New York; stepdaughter-
in-law, Nita Symonette; many step grandchildren including, Paul Symonette; nieces,
Bernadette Godet, Roberta Slinger, Pamela Chandler, Elsa Roker, Yvonne Symonette,
Sheila Symonette and Veronica Fraser; nephews, Godfrey Burnside, Kelcie Burnside and
Dwayne Maycock Burnside, Lionel, Dougie, Don and Oris Symonette; grandnieces, Gia
Burnside, Tiaviona and Aria Chandler; grandnephews, Alverro and Bernard Godet and
Godfrey Burnside Jr.; great grandnephews, Alvericio Godet; nieces-in-law, Gaylean; and
Theba Burnside; grand niece-in-law, Yvette and Keilli Godet; sister-in-law, Priscilla
Symonette; godchildren, Mrs. Rennie Ferguson and family, Mrs. Dorothy Yearwood and
family, Mrs. Brenda Davis-Farque of Canada, Mr. Jerry Butler and family, Mrs. Alanna
Burrows, Mr. James Thompson, Mr. Anthony Sherman and Mrs. Jan McCartney; many
other relatives and friends including, Hazel Roberts, Blanch Butler, Madeline George,
Madeline Barr, Flora Pratt, Sybil Butler and family, Irma Johnson, Helen Major, Mary
Davis, Andrew Conliffe and family, Kathleen Dummett, Betty Miller, Ella and Sidney
Whitfield, Marge Bain, Rev. Garland and Nearest Russell and family, Dorphaney Simmons,
Maydon Maycock and family, Norma Brennen, Orson Belle, Jack and Elizabeth Deveaux,
Godet family, St. Francis Ladies Auxiliary, Emily Burnside and family, Lucy Darville
and family, Lamour Rolle, Mr. and Mrs. Winston Bonaby and family, Beryl Bastian,
Gloria Gardiner and family, Lady Eula Taylor, Alex Bostwick, Mabel Bostwick and
family, Dr. Quilling, Dr. Reddy, Jennifer Rolle and family, Jennifer Davis and family,
Mrs. Bessie Rolle, Mrs. Ingrid Ellis and family, Mr. Freddie Nabbie, Mrs. Annie Greene,
Margaret and Hadassah Guillaume, Mrs. Maudline Forbes and family, John Shires and
family, Nurse Monique Hutchinson and Dawn Forbes, Mrs. Brenda Armbrister, Albertha
and Paul Bain, Legion of Mary, Cyril Baker, Patricia Gibson and family, Sisters of St.
Martin's Convent, Novella Smith, Voreetis Barr, Linda Davis and family, Priscilla Scavella
and family, Mavis Miller, Petra and Hildagard Casselman, Harold Schulzena of Germany,
Carlton Young, Mario Russell, Celest Lockhart, Zelma Worrel, Carolyn Rolle-Storr, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Major, Janette Valsaint and Vanessa Small, Sylvia Bain and family, Gloria
Glinton and family, Mr. Leonard Archer and family, Mrs. Loretta Cartwright and family,
Mrs. Alanna Burrows and family, Edris and Steve Davis, Norma Braynen and family,
Melissa and Winston Bonaby, Reeve and Cyprianna Fox and Mrs. Millicent Martin, St.
Francis Xavier Cathedral,The Catholic Archdiocese and the staff of The Department of
Public Health.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22
Palmdale Avenue, on Monday, November 12, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at
the Cathedral on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 9:45 a.m. until service time.

=I


LOCANES I


Raising a glass at


Fall Festival 2007


HUNDREDS TURNED out at the Butler & Sands Grounds for Fall Festival 2007 on Saturday with a whole
host of products available for the occasion, including Carlo Rassi (below).


Experience a new world of quai'y. 36mpg HWY.


IndiGO
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

Indigo Networks has a vacancy in the Technical Services department for an
experienced telecommunications technician.
Responsibilities
* The individual will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and
support of Nortel key and PBX systems located primarily in New
Providence with travel to the Family Islands as necessary
* The individual should have 5 years experience in a telecommunications
technical support and maintenance role
* Nortel and/or Mitel PBX Certification would be an advantage
* Experience with VoFP PBX systems, Cisco switching and routing would
be an advantage
* Ensure service standards for quality and responsiveness are met
* Maintain confidentiality relative to customer accounts and organizational
practices
Qualifications
* A thorough knowledge of PBX systems
* Initiative and ability to learn new tasks quickly
* Reliability, punctuality and good interpersonal skills essential
* Excellent written and oral communications skills
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
* Team player
Computer literacy
* Excellent client-focused mindset
* Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills

IndiGO Networks offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes in writing by
November 16, 2007 to:


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


. I


ON THE SPOT FINANCING W[TH
COMMONWEALTH MNK
SANPIN MOTORS LIM90 2 -3, iVu, F.742 13 26 3
AgkhtE G',k-LAk.E
sw ; hn @ ana", aps LA on, 0A 0 SlIkA WLS,









MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 13.


THF TRIRI NF


Police Co0mmissioner



Farquharson to retire



from force next year


FROM page one
he hoped to soon join his retired
colleagues.
In the past year, Mr Far-
quharson and the police came
under fire from critics from both
sides of the political divide who
charged that there has been too
much political interference in
the force.
Addressing the numerous
promotion exercises carried out
before and after the May 2 gen-
eral election, Mr Farquharson
earlier this year strongly empha-
sised that he had full opera-
tional control of the police
force.
, He added that it is a chal-
lnge for the commissioner: is
follow the policies of the gov-
ernment.
" In a statement yesterday,
Prime Minister Ingraham said
te story of Mr Farquharson
should "give pride to all
Bahamians and should serve as
an inspiration to our young peo-
ple, especially those born and
raised in less than ideal circum-
stances.
, "He has made outstanding
contributions to the force at
many levels and his integrity
and devotion to duty has earned
him the respect of his colleagues
and all those who have been
fortunate enough to work with
him.
: "Mr Farquharson has given
sterling service to his country,
and on behalf of the govern-
ment and people of the
Bahamas I extend to this extra-
ordinary Bahamian sincere
thanks and best wishes for suc-
dess in all his future endeav-
ours," the prime minister said.
Outlining Mr Farquharson's
life and achievements, Mr
Ingraham said the commission-
er was born at Burnt Ground,
Long Island, in January, 1949.
"(He) lost both his father and
mother when he was only 18
months old. By the age of 14 he
had to leave Glinton's All-Age
School and he went to work in
Chub Cay as a gardener's assis-
tant. Mr Farquharson exhibit-
ed early in life the determina-
tion, high intelligence and will
to succeed that have charac-
terised his whole life. He was
dishwasher, waiter and head
waiter at the Chub Cay Club by
the age of 17," the prime minis-


ter said.
Mr Farquharson joined the
Royal Bahamas Police Force in
1966 after working for several
years in the hospitality indus-
try.
"(He) took advantage of
every opportunity to further his
education both at home and
abroad," Mr Ingraham said.
Mr Farquharson rose steadily
through the ranks until Janu-
ary, 2000, when he took over
the leadership of the force, first
as acting commissioner of
police, and was confirmed as
commissioner in November,
2001.
He holds a Bachelor of
Applied Science degree from
Louisiana Baptist University
and many diplomas and certifi-
cates in police studies.


is relocating


Call 327-3985

For information


CONVENIENT TRAVEL AGENCv
offerO you








WORLDWIDE TRAVEL RATES UPDATE
Providing all your travel needs
NOW BEST CURRENT RATES NOW
WE HAVE 'EM ALL (CALL US TODAY)
Miami......................now $201.20 R/T
Ft.Lauderdale..........now $203.20 R/T
Orlando...................now $202.20 R/T
New York(JFK).........now $274.20 R/T
Atlanta....................now $341.20 R
Mexico....................now $585.30 Rrr
Chicago...................now $356.20 rr/
Detriot..................... now $294.20 rr/
Jamaica...................now $279.90 RI/T
London...................now $913.60 R/T


I NOW ALL AIRLINE TICKET TAXES INCLUDED


Experience 0



Come and taste the largest
assortment of wines ever!

Purchase your favorites at 30% discount during the evening


Mercedes-Benz




SModel
The, 207 YeaaEnd
Mercedes-Benz i11e
C-Class is a 4-door,

5-passenger luxury
sedan filled with elegance.The powerful
C-Class is a prestigious hlIghi performance

vehice Uthat's stylish, comfortable and
remarkably safe,

Ex,:ltjivLB au:nm r za0 Dea r in Thua 6i aima 5 1i: Mor -ii-;- n HL--1

TYREFLEX STAR MOTORS

Ll 32l5-4961.l Fax: 323 -46671 Wulll R d


If you have a taste for the finer things in life
then luxurious living awaits you at the

-0 en House of
"0 ,.
I-' '.


:: NASSAU EAST ::

ON NOVEMBER 17, 2007
starting at 10am
Come and experience the rebirth of what luxury should look and feel
like.
For first time home buyers and investors this is the perfect opportunity to
mix and mingle with mortgage specialists and developers.

All 1 2 elegantly appointed townhouses will feature:
* 2 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms
* A spacious loft
* Custom designed kitchens with solid oak cabinets and granite
countertops


* Large master suite
* Central air conditioning
* Recessed lighting
* Major appliances
* Controlled entry
* Community pool


Prices: iarting $249,000
For more Information call: 322-7505 or 535-6305


II II -! tntdll m-lolotly c.1
of1ic mainenlon










PAGE 4, MODAY, OVEMER 12 2007THE TIBUN


Pair who died in robbery attempt


FROM page one

have seen the incident and intervened.
Witnesses claim the officer fired a warning
shot in the air, and then followed two suspects
down a corner next to the restaurant, where
they were said to have entered a vehicle.
Chief Supt Hulan Hanna, who was on the
scene with other senior officers from the Central
Detective Unit, confirmed that two suspects
reportedly entered a vehicle and began driving


at high speed, damaging three other cars.
Mr Hanna said the officer discharged his
weapon at this point, causing the suspects to
lose control of the car and crash into a fence and
a gas tank.
The two suspects and the victim were taken to
Princess Margaret Hospital. They both died
from their injuries, while the alleged robbery vic-
tim is reported to be in stable condition.
Chief Supt Hanna said the Coroner's Court
now has to determine if the shooting by the
officer was lawful and just.


Diabetes




Free



G LUCOSE TESTING
. .. .. .,,* : f:* .. .


Dates and locations listed below.
ALL TIMES: 10 AM to 1 PM *


November 12
Prescription Centre
Rosetta Street

November 19
Lowe's Pharmacy
Soldier Road

November 26
Lowe's Pharmacy
Harbour Bay


" 1I simplicity

your priority?


* Easy to aply blood
* Simple to revew
prious resullns
* Designed to make
testing simple


Extra reassurance of
blood ketune testing


Precision Xtra" q
*':.;, ', '.

Upgrade yoLr meter now."
AskTforc s .D. -

DISTRIBUTED BY XEBiN


LOWE'S WHOLESALE
SOLDIER ROAD 393-7111


WHOLESALE


or diabetes


The Bahamas


has the world's


eighth highest


incarceration


rate per capital


FROM page one

ated that Her Majesty's Fox Hill
Prison has been able to achieve
a significant decline in the
recidivism rate.
He said recidivism is down
by 10 per cent and now stands
at 42 per cent.
"By world standards 42 per
cent is very good," he said.
Dr Rahming said it is his aim
to bring the recidivism rate
down to 25 per cent.
The superintendent appeared
with social and religious activist
Rev C B MQss on yesterday's
Parliament Street talk show on
Island FM to discuss the
Bahamas' crime problem.
Rev Moss said that, as a soci-
ety, the Bahamas is "on the
brink of disorder."
"We are an indisciplined
people. Generally we only want
to obey and follow those laws
and policies that we agree with,
if we disagree with it we don't
want to conform," he said.
Rev Moss said that, in his
opinion, too much focus has
been placed on crime, when


crime is only the manifestation
of more complex social
ills.
"Crime, I believe, is held up
by a number of pillars and we
have to address these pillars,"
he said.
Dr Rahming said he also
believes that Bahamians have
been focusing too much on laws
- "but before you get to laws
there are customs, there are cus-
toms, norms and mores of soci-
ety."
"We've put practically all of
our resources behind enforcing
laws and very little.-resources
behind enforcing norms," he
said.
Dr Rahming also pointed out
the "blame game" is often
played with regard to Her
Majesty's Prison. He said that
many Bahamians expect that
prison staff will be able to reha-
bilitate prisoners in a way that
society failed to.
"We are somehow supposed
to do what didn't happen in the
home, what didn't happen in
the church and what didn't hap-
pen in the school...it's the blame
game," he said.


SAbbott
Dinbelal F-ar.

Approved by. DLL je%
^y \


Bahamas reputation
FROM page one
from you. What are you sup-
posed to do? This is where the
thing about banana republic
comes in, you see. What are you
supposed to do? What are you
supposed to do?
"You have already up to $30
million or $50 million invested in
the ground and you gat to try
and sit there and re-negotiate. I
feel very badly for them, very
badly. Because I sat with them
personally and looked them in
the eye and I honestly negotiat-
ed with them, heading my gov-
ernment," he said.
By insisting on stalling, defer-
ring and delaying all the projects
that the PLP left in place, Mr
Christie said, the FNM had
slowed the economy and poten-
tially exposed the people of the
Bahamas to the liability for
breach of contract.
"The FNM government has
unwisely and unnecessarily
placed the Bahamas at danger-
ous risk of looking like amateurs
in the eyes of the international
commercial markets. The
Bahamas could now appear to
the outside world as if we 'as a
country' are not serious in deal-
ing with the business of foreign
investment.
"For this, we condemn the
FNM government and for this,
they should be ashamed. Since
the election, we have raised
grave concerns about the finan-
cial and economic impact on our
economy caused by the uncere-
monious review, suspension and
in some instances, the cancella-
tion of some $90 million worth
of contracts that were legally
entered into by the PLP admin-
istration," he said.


PLP leader

FROM page one

Ingraham and the FNM have put
their focus on petty politics and
an agenda of victimisation, intim-
idation and fear. In their petti-
ness, the FNM government have
neglected and ignored their
responsibility to effectively man-
age the Bahamian economy for
the benefit of the Bahamian peo-
ple.
"We therefore feel that it is the
obligation of the government to
notify the Bahamian people of
the facts as it relates to our econ-
omy and the impact these facts
will have on them, which are sim-
ply that foreign direct investment
has slowed considerably.
"That our external reserves and
liquidity are uncomfortably low.
That as a result of these low levels
there has been a slowdown in
bank lending and bank commit-
ment fees have increased thereby
further impacting our construc-
tion industry and the internal
expansion of our economy. That
based on the level of our external
reserves we have less than two
months worth of reserves to meet
our monthly external payments
of approximately $250 million.
"Unemployment is on the rise.
Investor confidence has been neg-
atively impacted and the re-nego-
tiation of various heads of agree-
ment has exposed the govern-
ment to litigation among other
things. That Bahamians must now
tighten their belts and control
their spending until the econom-
ic indicators show signs of
improvement," he said.


*, .world !! day


i1OWN (..NTIRE ,MA!...,
Blue Ilill Road & Inidependence D Iirhie


m w


I


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 14, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


The Min. Of Health and Social I)evelopment invites you and your kids to be
apart of World Diabetes Day 2007.

On Satnrday Nov 17th from 10 am 6 pinjoin us ,it the Town Centre Mall for
a Grand Fun Day filled with activities all(] excitement, as we raise the awarn6ss
of childhood and adolescent Diabetes.

Learn about prevention, management and treatment of Diabetes, and how it
impacts the lives ofthe youth orour country.

World Diabetes Fun Day, Saturday Noveniber l7th 10am-6pin...
at tile Town Centre mail.

A fun and inforniative time for all.

"Unite for diabetes... To do nothing is not ill option"









THE TRIBUNEIIU/, AG 1


Diabetes




F--ree
. - ft


~*


w~i J'^t^w i*Hf' *B^8'tw wcf '^BBff^M~ftlwjl
'^^acN yc^*5


* Small and easy to carry
* Easy to test in low light
* 4 daily alarms
* Extra small blood drop
f,..r t S i Ityal, i


tRecStylc


* Easy to apply blood
* S* l. il1e tu e
previous results
* Designed to make
listing simple
* Extra reassurance of
blood ketone testing

Precision Xtra"


jMwl lwwwte nussr.vw W F1

olITMBUTED BY 0W w
LOWE'S WHOLESALE _- --=--.---- -_
SOLDIER ROAD 393- 7111 w i i. I. i. L


Approved by .


Summerville Acres is the perfect place
for raising your family within a secure
environment, with lush & landscaped
parks, instilling a peaceful, serene
"family island village" lifestyle, in the
middle of the Bahamian capital.


ISANPIN MOTORS LIMITED
!Thompson Blvd. Oaks Field
Phone: 242- 326-.677
ax.242-326-615


'- Large Lots sizes
' Starting at 10,000 sq.ft.
(100' x 100")
1 Up to 16,000 sq.ft.
(120' x 135')


Hurry! Don't miss out! Call TODAY for more information.
Surnmetville Acres Ltd. (242) 328 4555
.../-, ,J,..: i".9 ( ._ .... W.f / ,( il ._ -, ,.


" c 1 L u",, . ... ..


NEW 2008 KIA

CERATO


.1


ON THE .POT FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH
"i I'.^ l '! ." .'! '' I T!ll t- 1 ;1 !I-
INSURIN(G E WVi-Il.' LE ,.'YITH AIVANTA\GE
IN"'.t RA N(F RFR OKWR. A-,FTTS .TD


JOW IN STOCK!


*, : : ",- ** ?^ ^ ^ ^ % _


4-DOOR


5-OOOR


KIA The Power to Surprise


I I i I I sC ----- -, ~C--II~U-PIP-.I~--~~C-IP--~


I ~ll-~XIIIl(lll~l~l.~l..-l ... i)..). I ). .-.11... ..1,1-.(11.. -1_)_1 _.I_.._.._._.~.~_ .I_-._I. -....~~..~-.-.--..--_ -(-)-(-.(~.(.~._~._I--- ~ ._.~-.~--- .~.1.__- . ._-I~-. .(lhlli I-.X-~.TtYll)-tI


-eaa~CIBI~AI~W~nd


THE TRIBUNE


oUU/, PAGE 15


'


-=















Spain's king tells Hugo Chavez



to 'shut up' during Chile summit ,K


* SANTIAGO, Chile
THE king of Spain told
Venezuelan President Hugo


Chavez to "shut up" Saturday
during a heated exchange that
soured the end of a summit of
leaders from Latin America,.


Spain and Portugal, according
to Associated Press.
Chavez, who called President
Bush the "devil" on the floor


of the United Nations last year,
triggered the exchange by
repeatedly referring to former
Spanish Prime Minister Jose


I love my Air Condition
You'll love yours too!


PIONEER,,
Ductless Aircondition Systems
Availb'le ol


51h, Terrace Centreville
Tel: 322-8862/3 E-mail: info@robertsfurnitureco.com


Lii


FUEL SURCHARGE 2006 2007


14
13.3985c


10 1.12.40538.,,1,0 e
12.1970 .1872

11.226
11.7380c


_10.8_ _Z.3 c_10.69880 10.8217c
10 --is 9.6735e 10.1872e
9.914010
9.7 3c:m
9.3128c 9.2901c

8 ------------1--------




6-

5-




3-


JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP


Maria Aznar as a "fascist."
Aznar, a conservative who
was an ally of Bush as prime
minister, "is a fascist," Chavez
said in a speech at the Ibero-
American summit in Santiago,
Chile. "Fascists are not human.
A snake is more human."
Spain's current socialist
prime minister, Jose Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero, respond-
ed during his own allotted time
by urging Chavez to be more
diplomatic in his words and
respect other leaders despite
political differences.
''Former President Aznar
was democratically elected by
the Spanish people and was a
legitimate representative of the


2006




Your electricity bill is made
up of the basic rate, which is
constant and has not
changedsince Octber200
andtlhefuel surag which
is based on the price of
peoleum hin the international
market and is calculated


VENEZUELA'S President Hugo
Chavez speaks during a meeting
at the alternative Integration of the
Iberoamerican countries' summit
in Santiago, Saturday,Nov. 10,
2007.
Spanish people," he said, elic-
iting applause from the gath-
ered heads of state.
Chavez repeatedly tried to
interrupt, but his microphone
was off.
Spanish King Juan Carlos,
seated next to Zapatero, angri-
ly turned to Chavez and said,
"Why don't you shut up?"
The Venezuelan leader did
not immediately ;espond, but
later used time ceded to him
by his close ally Nicaraguan
President Daniel Ortega to
answer Zapatero's speech.
"I do not offend by telling
the truth," he said. "The
Venezuelan government
reserves the right to respond
to any aggression, anywhere,
in any space and in any man-
ner."
In his speech to 18 heads of
state gathered in Santiago,
Chavez claimed that Aznar in
2000 asked him to distance
Venezuela from Cuba and join
"the club." Chavez, a close ally
of Cuban leader Fidel Castro,
said he'd refused.
Saturday's exchange between
Chavez, Zapatero, and Spain's
king overshadowed the conclu-
sion of the three-day summit.
Leaders pledgedto fight
poverty and increase regional
cooperation. They signed a
landmark accord that will allow
nearly 6 million migrant work-
ers in Latin America, Spain
and Portugal to transfer social
security benefits between their
nations. The leaders also
vowed to fight "all forms of
terrorism" and called on the
U.S. to end its economic
embargo against Cuba.
v,


Startingat $34,99500
During the Ford Model Year Clearance you can experience the
best deals of the year. Don't miss the truly amazing opportunity
to get behind the wheel of the most stylish vehicles on the road.


Available at

FRIENDLY MOTORS CO. LTD

THOMPSON BOULEVARD TEL.: 356-7100 FAX: 328-6094
EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.com WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com SmartChoice


(. ,.) ~J


*1 i --


, I "- -; _, N - A ', '1 -' ,' ; ,- I ;' , -.





2 a',ne i it' I t" i

S 1, ,,-i ,h breakfast for two each i .


Cai us today to book the heO of your lfe.

"v vi" A W."" .lloram.
V16 cL" T4.3 b.90 to me mv?."J'a) -.11 "Nit agJ44 t !(?..%6-lav POg~ly&O'n sm

iAfflrfi x. v?;"w tweahrii tv. anuc daml dtat *k ab1- rmri ,15-L Ema ft1f DN!nte 15


OCT NOV DEC monlyusingafixedfomula


4


~t~l.L~i' ~ac~rr~7~


PAGE 16, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE















Colinalmperial.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER


12, 2007


'Taking too long'


on product


undermines financial sector


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas is
"still taking
to long" on
new product
develop-
ment and
regulatory
consolida-
tion in the
financial
services
industry, leading a prominent
attorney to warn that this will
undermine the sector's inter-
national competitiveness and


* Prominent attorney calls for two parliamentary draftsmen dedicated to financial services
to reduce product development cycle; but just four for whole government previously
* Warns Bahamas' 'cutting edge' reputation undermined because rivals like Cayman, Bermuda
and Channel Islands have segregated accounts, private trusts long before we do
* 'Very, very difficult' for Bahamas to 'dislodge' business from well-established locations


ability to remain "at the cut-
ting edge".
Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney Bancroft &
Hughes, said that while it was
commendable that much finan-


cial services-relatetd legislation
had been passed by both PLP
and FNM governments, such
statutes were often facilitating
products that rival jurisdictions
had already possessed for a


number of years.
He pointed to the Segregat-
ed Accounts Companies Act,
passed under the former
Christie administration, which
competitive international


financial services centres had
placed on their own statute
books some four to two years
before the Bahamas.
Then there were the private
trust companies, a product


seen as building upon the
Bahamas' private wealth man-
agement niche by encouraging

SEE page 4


Draft Bill proposing

Contractors Board

By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
A CONTRACTORS Board would be created to regulate
the profession in the Bahamas, a draft Bill is proposing, with
the body being created to certify and assess contractors,
helping to safeguard consumers from shoddy workmanship
and 'rip-offs'.
Earl Deveaux, the minister of public works and utilities and
transport, speaking at a one-day Contractors Seminar at the
weekend, said the draft Contractor. Bill would create an
institutionalized structure and accompanying policy that
would guide the work of contractors, ensure builders comply
with existing regulations and
assist buyers in obtaining the
quality of work for which SEE page 6



Developers: Opponents

case now 'harassment'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE developers behind the
$175 million Baker's Bay Golf
& Ocean Club have accused
the project's opponents of
"harassment", arguing that
their application for a fresh
court order to stop all work on
the development will threaten
Bahamian jobs and entrepre-
neurial opportunities, and send
negative signals to potential
investors.
Dr Livingstone Marshall,
Baker's Bay's senior vice-pres-


ident of environmental and
community affairs, told The
Tribune that the project's
developers, Arizona-based
Discovery Land Company, had
followed Bahamian law and
the Government's advice in
obtaining all permits and
approvals for the project.
Responding to the The Tri-
bune's report that Fred Smith,
the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association's attorney, had
filed an application for a new

SEE page 10


Business intelligence

firm sees demand rise


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE "first" Bahamian-
based business intelligence ser-
vices company believes there
will be a growing market for
its due diligence services in this
nation, having advised the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) not to approve a
business licence for Pegasus
Wireless and its chief Jasper
Knabb when he set up his infa-


mously shortlived Freeport
manufacturing plant.
The manager of Intelisys,
who requested not to be
named, said the company set
up in the Bahamas a year ago,
following the previous open-
ing of an Atlanta office, had
already done work for the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty and Grand Bahama Devel-

SEE page 2


BISXfirm seeks $618,000 return from Corporation


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CONSOLIDATED Water, the BISX-
listed Blue Hills reverse osmosis plant
operator, has billed the Water & Sewerage
Corporation for $618,0000, arguing that
it met the non-revenue water terms of its
contract in the 2007 first quarter and
should be reimbursed for the free water it
has since supplied over a seven-month
period.
Unveiling its 2007 third quarter results,
Consolidated Water said an internal


* Consolidated says it complied with contract term in March,
and wants reimbursement for seven months free water
* Company still non-compliant with banking covenant


assessment that was completed in Sep-
tember 2007 on progress in meeting the
non-revenue water component of the Blue
Hills contract showed it had met the
requirement by March 1, 2007.
The Water & Sewerage Corporation is
now reviewing the company's results and


conducting its own assessment, but Con-
solidated Water has invoiced it for the
$618,000 worth of free water supplied
between March 1, 2007, and September

SEE page 8


I Nassau Exuma *Abaco *Freeport Cayman
Life and Health Insurance Mortgage Lending Retirement Planning


THEDAVIS One family with many needs. For
THE DAVIS FAMILY a solid financial foundation and
customized advice, their choice is
Colinalmperial.


ColinaImper ial.
IConfidence For *i fe


242.356.8300
Info@ColinaImperial.com


Toshiba Makes
Color History
with 4 Prestigious Awards

ARD


"Quite franKly it takes the business color
market into unchartered territories with
some output being much closer to that
achieved by a graphic arts device..."
Bert], 100% Independent Report


IE .
|I-- +


0 o5 MaOena Sweei railmoale
P.Q BaWesGNu'UP NBP.
242-328-3040
fax: 242-328-3043
www.microneO.bs


Micronet
, BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY


n


/


_ _IL~_ _


I I - _I I I


I


'I II aI


I I IMIDNIMMMINFRA, lin malmallmollsolopwAmm


; .,,. .r.4A m ot


cl-a


e wst^ ""*'^lZyw ^ Ww










PAGE 2B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN


The Ministry of Tourism is accepting noi
the 12th Annual Cacique Awards. Wi1
honored as the brightest stars in t
:tlmination of National Torism WedF


Awards ceremony on


Cast your nomination today for,


mem nnpsfor
I.IIl be
nat the
he Cacique


i y 1, 2008.

erving Individuals in:


S ',.- .licraft


Create Arts


Transportation


Human Resources Development

Sustainable Tourism Award


Sports, Leisure & Events


TIh' Minister's Award


Nomination Deadline:

,3iW





January 26 February 1, 2008
Nominate online at www.caciqueawaids com, collect nomination
forms at the Ministry of Tourism Office on your island or call
356-6963/5 or 7.


Ministry to develop



Contractor Database


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Ministry of Public
Works and Utilities will devel-
op a Contractors Database to
ensure there is greater trans-
parency in the bidding and ten-
dering process for government
contracts.
Minister of Works, Utilities
and Transport, Earl Deveaux,
said this should bring a marked
improvement in how the bid-
ding process on government
works contracts is handled.
"Ultimately, it is the goal of
the Bahamas that the contract
bidding be a transparent and
seamless process that is equi-
table and free of favouritism.
There should be no confusion
as to what government expec-
tations are or how a contractor
is chosen," Mr Debeaux said.
In an effort to promote
greater efficiency, clarity and
transparency, the Ministry of
Public Works and Transport
will be developing a Contrac-
tors Database for individuals
and companies.


Move aims to eliminate government

contract bidding and tendering woes


Mr Deveaux
said the Gov-
er nment
undoubtedly
seek qualified
contractors
and building
firms of all
sizes to carry
out required
projects.
"A prime
example of
this is the New
Providence
Road Improvement Project,
wherein, government has allo-
cated funds to improve 19
roads corridors and five major
intersections throughout the
capital. Significant funds have
also been allocated for educa-
tional structures, aviation and
public works," Mr Deveaux
said. ,
The issue of government
contracts was a major point of


contention, with Bahamian
contractors attending a one-
day seminar at the weekend
complaining that often only a
selected few are given all of
the public work for selected
contracts.
"I know of one person who
got a contract for four schools.
Why, with all these contrac-
tors in this country, should one
person get four contracts'?
Something is wrong with that,"
one contractor said.
Mr Deveaux agreed, saying
he was determined to bring
transparency and fairness to
the process.
Patricia Collymore, the Min-
istry's chief quantity surveyor,
told contractors of the impor-
tance of filing out the tender
forms adequately. She said that
sometimes items are left out,
cost estimates are unrealisti-
cally low, or persons misrep-
resent the true value of their
experience.


Business intelligence


firm sees demand rise


FROM page 1



opment Company (Devco),
leading to the production of its
due diligence report on Pega-
sus and Mr Knabb.


The manager confirmed that
the then-Christie government
pressured the Port Authority
to give Mr Knabb a licence to
operate in Freeport, ostensi-
bly to boost the re-election
chances of PLP candidate
Pleasant Bridgewater. The
Pegasus Wireless manufactur-


JuI'ed tbi idoliday eason


Call Belinda Glasgow 325-2122 or 376-1257
Email: bglasgow@abacomarkets.com


Redeemable At All Solomon's Super Center & Cost Right Locations In The Bahamas


ing facility closed just several
months after being opened.
Intelisys provides due dili-
gence information on compa-
nies and individuals, the man-
ager saying its work went far
beyond just scanning compli-
ance databases for name
matches to questionable char-
acters. The company's 16-page -
reports, prepared for clients.
such as law firms, real estate
agents and banks, examined
asset ownership, whether the
individual or entity concerned
was or had been in embroiled
in controversial litigation, their
business history and other key
data.
While much of the compa-
ny's Caribbean work had taken
place in the Cayman Islands
and British Virgin Islands, the
Intelisys manager said the
three-strong staff at the
Bahamas office had started to
attract some Bahamian clients.
"In the Bahamas, there's
certainly a need to find delin-
quent debtors and land owners
who you can't locate. That's
been popping up quite a bit,"
said the Intelisys manager.
"There's definitely a market
for it [the company's services]
here in the Bahamas. I'm going
to do a lot of marketing and
believe there's a demand for
it in the Bahamas. There
should be a lot of work.
"It's now time for us to do a
lot of marketing and advertis-
ing. That's what I intend to do,
and hopefully the business
grows."
Intelisys business, he added,
was being driven by the ready
availability of databases and
information on individuals and
companies, coupled with the
demand for risk management
by institutions, banks and gov-
ernments especially Know
Your Customer (KYC).
"I don't think there's any-
one else out there," the
Intelisys manager said of any
Bahamian competition. "When
I got the licence from the Min-
istry of National Security, they
said they'd never approved
anyone else for a licence of this
type. Based on that, we're the
first.


i~CII










MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 3B


THF TRIBUNE


Regulatory consolidation




is 'desperately needed'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas financial ser-
vices industry "desperately
needs" the long-promised reg-
ulatory consolidation, a leading
attorney saying this needs to
happen "as soon as possible"
to eliminate excessive costs and
bureaucracy .that are hinder-
ing the sector's growth.
Brian Moree, senior partner
at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, said that regardless of
what regulatory model the
Government chose whether
it was a single 'super regula-
tor', like the UK's Financial
Services Authority (FSA), or
the 'twin peaks' model where
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas was on its own and
all other regulators merged -
the transition time to the new
structure meant the Bahamas
needed to start the process
"sooner rather than later".
Mr Moree told The Tribune
that both the current and for-
mer governments had been
reviewing the financial services
industry's regulatory structure
for some time, the Christie
administration having engaged
Crown Agents from the UK
to aid them, "on the basis we
have too many regulators, too
much bureaucracy and too
high a cost base".
"It is, in my view, impera-
tive that we bring this process
to a conclusion as soon as pos-
sible, so that we can implement
the finil decision on whether
we have a 'super regulator' of a


Current system too bureaucratic
and costly, hindering financial
services business
<9


'twin peaks' regulator," Mr
Moree said. "We just have to
do it. After the Government
makes the decision, it's going
to take a considerable amount
of time to migrate to the new
model once it is operational. I
would guess this transition
period would take a year to
complete. That is all the more
reason to start sooner rather
than later to maintain our com-
petitiveness and rationalize
what at the moment is an an
over-costly, overly-bureau-
cratic regulatory framework."
Agencies
International agencies such
as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) have long urged
the Government to streamline
the Bahamian financial ser-
vices regulatory structure,
which is seen as involving too
many agencies and too many
overlaps, involving time-con-
suming and costly duplication.
Apart from the Central
Bank of the Bahamas, there is
the Securities Commission,
Registrar of Insurance, Com-
pliance Commission, and
Inspector of Financial and Cor-
porate Services Providers.
Addressing the impact this
was having on the Bahamian


financial services industry, Mr
Moree said: "I think it is hin-
dering business in the sense
that while we know the local
regulators signed a Memoran-
dum of Understanding, and
put in place efforts to minimize
duplication, the bottom line is
that it has only enjoyed minor
success.
"So new market entrants in
the Bahamas are having to put
up with this crowded regula-
tory landscape, which slows
everything down, and is a dis-
incentive rather than an
encouragement to do business.
"We desperately need the
new regulatory framework."
While the Bahamian finan-
cial services industry having
stabilized after the 2000 Finan-
cial Action Task Force
(FATF) 'blacklisting' and
enforced legal and regulatory
changes, and proven to
doubters that it would not dis-
appear or be forced out of
business, Mr Moree said now
was the time for other issues
impacting its competitiveness
to be addressed.
"I myself am not sure that
both the private sector and the
public sector have sufficient
urgency to address a number
of issues that affect our com-
petitiveness," he added.


Located next to Atlantis.
with 228 beautifully
appointed Junior Suites
and meeting facilities
to accomrriodate
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
for a site inspection.


Securities Industry



Act reforms eyed for



mid-November release


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Securities Commission
of the Bahamas is hoping to
issue the proposed new Secu-
rities Industries Act to the pri-
vate sector for consultation in
mid-November, its executive
director told The Tribune, with
industry participants, investors
and interested parties having
60-90 days to provide feed-
back.
When asked when the draft
amended Bill would be
released, Hillary Deveaux
replied: "We're hoping pretty
soon. We're looking at the
middle of this month to have it
distributed for consultation."
The new legislation will clar-
ify and specify the activities all
participants in the Bahamian
capital markets are engaged in
and licence them accordingly,


whereas the current Securities
Industry Act only talks about
different categories of market
participant.
For example, the Securities
Industry Act 1999 makes pro-
vision for four classes of bro-
ker/dealer from one to four,
but categories three and four
have nevermbeen used, one and
two having been sufficient to
date.
The draft legislation will also
stipulate corporate governance
provisions, with all directors,
officers and employees of pub-
lic companies complying with
and adhering to a Code of
Business Conduct and Ethics.
Takeover bids and the pro-
tection of shareholder rights
will also be addressed, and the
Securities Commission's over-
sight powers will be extended
beyond registrants.
And all securities issuers,


registered firms and market
participants will have to, from
the outset, notify the Securi-
ties Commission of who they
have appointed as external
auditor.


PARADISE ISLAND
BAHAMAS
1 Paradise Island Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas


Skin Care
.Microdermabrasion .Chemical Peels *Botox. Facial
S. Sclerotherapy to remove, ugly leg veins
SP* Peight lost nimmciyin it


*Bahama Spa Ski,,n C(a Prodncrs


DRMEAIN

We are the leading garment care organization
and have the following challenging positions
for energetic, dynamic and team oriented individuals.
ASSISTANT MANAGER/SUPERVISOR
OFFICE/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Are you fed up with "graveyard shifts" or low pay?
Do you like to smile?
Do you have a positive attitude and work well with others?
Experience preferred but will train the RIGHT candidate.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
If you have answered "YES" to "ALL" of these questions
please fax your resume to 393-8902 or pick up
an application at the Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza.
NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASEI
'?.. A


A premier financial firm like UBS runs on exceptional talent like yours. We seek out uniquely gifted individuals who can bring
something different to our organization and offer them superb career opportunities to match their potential.

UBS Wealth Management is looking to expand its team of Senior Client Advisors/Relationship Managers into the UBS (Bahamas)
Ltd. office for the European, Brazilian, Canadian and Latin American markets.

Have you been working with high net worth clients over the last 5 years of your career?
We seek candidates preferably with relevant previous work experience and who can demonstrate outstanding past performance and
achievement in the areas of sales building and client management; flexible & creative; possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
enthusiastic and committed. A strong work ethic and personal integrity is critical and excellent language skills are an advantage (e.g.
English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese). Candidates must have a minimum of a BA degree, preferably with an emphasis in
Finance or Economics.


To apply for this fulltime position, please send your resume and cover letter to: hrbahamas@ubs.com

Wealth
Management


SUBS


I I L. I aI LP %. 1 4 L


~ __


S Eaw -i ..u













PAGE 4B, MONDAY, NOVEMBERU12,I2007ETHESTRIBUNE


'Taking too long'


on product


undermines financial sector


LAS TIENDAS
Jewelry Shop
International Bazaar Arcade
Tel. 325-3333


ANNUAL SALE

Starting November 16, 2007





NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR
of Oakes Field, Nassau, Bahamas, is not employed by
Woodlawn Gardens Limited nor is she associated
with or is any in any way connected with Woodlawn
Gardens Limited.

Further, Notice is hereby given that the said
GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR has no authority to
represent Woodlawn Gardens Limited or to transact any
business wahtsoever for or on behalf of Woodlawn
Gardens Limited. Any person, business, vendor, trader,
supplier or their agents and/or servants or otherwise
who hereafter transact any business whatever with
the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR using the name
Woodlawn Gardens Limited does so in breach of this
Notice and shall save harmless Woodlawn Gardens
Limited from and against all obligations, commite-
ments or liabilities or claims against Woodlawn Gardens
Limited whether absolute, contingent or accrued and
whether arising out of or in any way connected to any
transaction by the said GAIL BRIDGET TAYLOR.

SIGNED
WOODLAWN GARDENS LIMITED
Nassau, Bahamas
November 9th, 2007
.-. '.'. ~ p _ _


FROM page 1


family office development and
high net worth clients to ulti-
mately follow their assets and
move here.
Mr Moree said that, again,
while the product was a good
one for the Bahamas, other
jurisdictions such as Bermuda,
the Cayman Islands, Isle of
Man and Guernsey had pos-
sessed their own private trust
company legislation for sever-
al years prior to the Bahamas'
moves.
Effectively, passing such leg-
islation was only helping the
Bahamas to catch up, not forge
ahead of the competition, and
Mr Moree said it would be dif-
ficult for this nation to obtain
business that had already
become entrenched in other
jurisdictions.
To address the situation, Mr
Moree told The Tribune that
the ministry responsible for the
financial services industry
should have at least two dedi-
cated parliamentary draftsmen
that did nothing but draft leg-
islation related to the sector.
This, he explained, would
help keep abreast of develop-
ments in other jurisdictions
through benchmarking exer-
cises, and aid the Bahamas in
developing unique products
and market positioning to
enhance its competitiveness.
Yet The Tribune under-
stands that under the previous
Christie administration, there
were just four parliamentary
draftsmen in the Attorney
General's Office charged
with drafting and developing
legislation for all government
ministries, agencies and depart-
ments, let alone financial ser-
vices. It is not known what the
situation is ,under the Ingra-
ham government..
Mr Moree told The Tribune:
"I personally believe we should


have seconded within the rele-
vant government ministry or
department dedicated parlia-
mentary draftsmen that do
nothing but serve the financial
services industry, dealing with
statutes and legislation relat-
ed to financial services.
Financial
"We could use two for finan-
cial services alone to keep us
on the cutting edge. This may
assist in reducing the product
development cycle as it relates
to legislation. In the Bahamas,
it takes too long. By the time
we put these products on the
books it's too late.
"While both the present and
previous governments need to
be commended for passing a
considerable amount of new
legislation related to the finan-
cial services industry," Mr
Moree said, "my concern is it is
still taking too long to do what
is necessary to keep our com-
petitive edge.
"The biggest concern is what
I would call product-related
legislation, which is by defini-
tion a dynamic process. In this
type of dynamic industry, you
don't pass a piece of legisla-
tion and put it on the shelf for
four to five years because of
pressure of other work."
Mr Moree said it was not
only new product legislation,
but amendments to existing
financial services laws and
statutes, on which the
Bahamas took too much time
to make things happen.
He added: "We've been
talking about the Financial and
Corporate Services Providers
Act for ages. I understand that
the Government is anticipat-
ing that it will engage in look-
ing at that statute now. That
is commendable, but it should
have been amended to address
concerns of practitioners a long
tine .ago." ,.
It is understood that the


Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) is currently
compiling industry feedback
and information on amend-
ments to the Financial and
Corporate Services Providers
Act.
Other examples of amend-
ments to existing financial ser-
vices legislation, which have
long been talked about but
have yet to be formally draft-
ed, released for consultation
and appropriate feedback
assessed, include the External
Insurance Act and Securities
Industry Act 1999. The failure
to move such amended Acts
through the legislative process,
it is argued, could show the
Bahamas as being more talk
than action, although the
redrafted Securities Industry
Act is due to be released short-
ly.
Mr Moree told The Tribune:
"Not only do we take too long
to amend statutes and fully
appreciate the dynamic nature
of the industry, it takes us too
long to put on the books new
legislation."
Describing the Segregated
Accounts Companies Act,
something with which he was
heavily involved as chairman
of the Financial Services Con-
sultative Forum, as "an impor-
tant piece of product legisla-
tion", Mr Moree added: "By
the time we put that 'on our
books, almost every offshore
financial jurisdiction had
passed that, in some cases four
years before us, and in other
cases two years before us.
"The private trust compa-
nies are a fabulous product.
I'm not criticizing the fact
we've done it [passed it]. It's
very commendable that we've
put this legislation on the
books.
"My concern is that by the
time we passed our legislation
- an amendment to the Banks
and Trust Companies Regula-
tion Act to provide for private


trust companies other juris-
dictions had that product years
ahead of ps."
This meant, Mr Moree
added, that,by being 'first
movers' ahead of the Bahamas,
rival jurisdictions were attract-
ing business to their new prod-
ucts and solidifying this, mak-
ing it extremely difficult for
this nation to dislodge it and
attract clients satisfied with ser-
vices they were receiving else-
where.
For the Bahamas, a prime
example is the captive insur-
ance industry. Once a world
leader in the sector, it was lost
almost overnight to Bermuda
after the Pindling government
introduced some ill-advised
reforms, and this nation has
only been able to attract the
bare minimum of business
back.
Investment
Using the investment funds
sector as an example, Mr
Moree said the Bahamas was
finding it "very, very difficult"
to attract funds, fund managers
and administrators, and other
professionals associated with
it because the Cayman Islands
had specialisedd in that busi-
ness and attracted a very sub-
stantial part of that business".
He said: "It is proving very
difficult to dislodge that busi-
ness, even though, in my view,
we have a very modern and
very industry friendly statute."
Mr Moree said his com-
ments were not designed to be
political or blame any political
party for these issues, as he
was "not interested in the
blame game".
He added: "These are
national issues which transcend
party politics. We should not
be interested in fixing the
blame, we should fix the prob-
lem, and the problem is it is
still taking too long for us to
deal with issues."


.-AI


A HOTEL 15 WHERE YOU STAY. MONTAGE IS WHERE YOU LIVE.Tm
COMING 1 0.


THIS MONTHS TOPIC:

Diabetic Foot Care


SPEAKER:
Dr. Delton Farquharson
Vascular Surgeon


---- LECTURE DATE ---

Thursday, November 15th, 2007@ 6pm

Doctors Hospital Conference room



Please join us as our guest every third
Thursday of the month for this scintillating
series of the most relevant health issues
affecting society today.


STh.ei.ktpf'e.p.t .b a
the impoajit






RSW iV a"''
:,I ,c'swe -a.il "
Screenings;: "
Get your Free Blood ;':' j
Pressure.Cholestemrol, ant:;'
Glucose testing betwei ",-
5pm & 6pm. ;



:' To ensure avail
Th?2 e


4 DOCTORS HOSPITAL
HW Ar FrLife


PAGE 4B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


ROK 1. iM .NI) b.H IMAI


5







H i~~i '''


BICA


EGM


set to


assess


accountant Act reform


SI 'll I'll K .1 1


Share

your

news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN PIERRE of
CARMICHEAL ROAD, P.O. BOX CR-54802, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 12th day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



(ii 1anuai. ,illU


THE CHEESESTEAK GRILLE

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Full Time/ Part Time
Positions Available

Must Have Pleasant Personality
Must Be Team Player
Must Be Customer Service Oriented
Prior fast food restaurant experience a plus

Email us at:
rushbevans@hotmail.com
or apply in person at The Cheesesteak Grille
in the food court at The Mall At Marathon.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

*!'sljl
FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean Bank offering a full range of market-leading
financial services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth
Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We are the largest regionally listed bank
in the English-speaking Caribbean with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking
centres, and offices in 17 regional markets, serving 800,000 active accounts. We are
looking to fill the following positions:

.1M = 4l~~k@Jo,.a ore~fi.a e i -R


RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Effectively & efficiently perform audit evaluation and tensng work on
lunrtconal and regional audits
a Evaluate control processes in place to manage key business risks
* Perform aud field testing, delivenng timely audit working papers of
high quality
* Support Audit Team L.ader, Senior Audit Manager in planning, leading
and reporting assigntnents, and adct as second in charge where required
, Ensure that al audit work is produced accurately, is robust and
complete, within tight deadlines
* Develop smaller Subject Matter Experts pecialisms and act as a point of
contact fo the Technology organization





RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Eflectvey & ethfficiently lead and supervise a team of Audit Manager k
Seniors, both on a career management and assignment basis
* Take ownership of a wide portfolio of audit assignments end to end
across key business areas, including responslity for ensuring the
quality of audit work undertaken
Relationship management, SME and Continuous Business Monitoring
with senior management developing audit opinions based on sound
technical judgment in key areas of the business and gaining buy-in to
audit results
Delivery of intemrl projects and key departmental inItiatives supporting
Audit's Continuous Improvement Plan
Inform and produce macro audit planning for key significant areas of
the business


PREREQUISITES:
* Knowledge and experience o Information Technoogy, particularly IT
security, system development, computer operations and
telecommunications
* Three to five years' experience at a supevisoryjunior management vel
with an external financial institution or accounting firm
* Full professional quifications in audit (GSA, OA, etc), other related
technical fields (CISSP, AIB, etc) or accountancy (ACOA CGA, etc)
with at least 2.3 years' PQE
* Finance/banking experience
* Protect management experience
SExpenerince of IT processes, security, software and some experience of
risk management and internal control
Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with peers and
senior management


PREREQUISITES:
Industry experience at middle management level
Full professional qualifications (e.g. ACCA, ACIB, CIA etc)
s Minimum 5 years' post-qualification experience
Experience in recognition of risk and control considerations in specialist
technical areas such as retail banking and banking operations
Strong leadership, analytical and coaching skills
v Strong influence, negotiation, facilitation, presentation and
communiation skills oral and written.
Solid understanding of financial services issues including regulatory
requirements
a Very high level of expertise In Internal audit techniques ard knowledge
of audit standards and best practice and/or leading edge skills in
Specialist technical areas
Specialist knowledge within business areas such as Credit Risk, Finance,
Information Technology, Capital Markets, Treasury, Bank Operations
would be an asset.


We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well as performance bonus.
Applications with detailed resumes with the names of three business references should be submitted no later
than 20th November 2007 to:







S M a i c ae


BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047,327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com


New Providence
Vacant lot#1038
(60'xl 00') Garden
Hills #3. (Appraised
Value
$35,000.00)
2. Lot#338 (60'x97.24')
w/hse l,735sq.ft.-.
Arawak Ave Pyfrom's
Addition (Appraised
Value
$137,000.00)

3. Lot #4B,Blk #1
(50'x100') w/two storey
4 units building West
ofFanily St off Soldier
Rd (Appraised Value
$232,000.00)
4. Lot#30(60'xl00')
w/duplex (1,686sq.ft) -
Golden Gates Estate #1
(Appraised
$177,305.00)
5. Lots #3 & #4
(50'xl00'), BIk #47
w/duplex & shop
1,532sq. ft.- Forbes St
Nassau Village
(Appraised Value
$120,000.00)
6. Lot 40'x36'xl00'
(3,933 sq.ft.)w/building
(1,428sq.ft.)- Sutton
Street & St. Bedes Lane
offKemp Road (Appraise
Value $85,000.00)
7. Lot #171 (100'xlOO')
w/two story building -
East St opposite
Deveaux St.
(Appraised Value
$300,000.00)
8. Lot #120 (7,773sq.ft)
w/house (l,996sq. ft.)-
Holly Court Blue Hill
Heights (Appraised
Value$ 150,000.00
Andros
9. Lot (4,344 sq. ft.)
w/duplex (1,174 sq. ft)
opposite Batelco Fresh
Creek, Central Andros.
(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)


PROPERTIES
10. Lot #119 (22, 500sq.ft.)
w/single story complex
(3,440sq. ft.)- Sir Henry
Morgan Dr. Andros
Beach Colony Sub
Nicholls's Town Andros
11. Vacant lot 100'xl50'
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)
Grand Bahama
12. Vacant Lot #8 Blk #12
Unit #3(1 l,250sq.ft.)-
Henny Ave Derby Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)
13. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit
#3 (90'xl25')- Derby
Sub Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $23,000.00)
14. Vacant lot #862 Section
# Freeport Ridge Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00) *
15. Vacantlots #12 & #13,
Blk #13, Unit #2 -
Lincoln Green
Subdivision Lucaya
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$80,000.00)
16. Lot #8 Blk#7
(102'x125')w/hse
1,935sq. ft. Montrose
Ln Bahamia West
Replat Subdivision
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$180,000.00)
17. Ten (10) unit hotel
complex on 4.99 acres of
beach front High
Rock, Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $1.1 million)
18. Vacant lot #5, Blk#31,
Section B Royal
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,000.00)


Electronic Eanipment
(1) 1520 .Epson Stylus Color Printer
(1) Whirl Microwave
(l)ITec Cash Register
(1) Facial Machine
(1) Brothers Black & White Laser Printer
(I) Janome Monogram/Embroidery Sewing Machine
(t) Sylvania Trower
Surveillance Camera System
Machinery
(1) Four Burner Stove Electric
(I) Deli Showcase
(1) Chrome Juice Filler
(1) Multi Fruit Juicer
(1) Chrome Mixing Tank
(1) Capper Machine
(1) Quilting Sewing Machine
Vessels
53' Vessel (1977) Shabak
29' (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
45 '(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
48' North Carolina Hull (1989)
52' Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MV Buddy
47' Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
43' Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (Lady Raine Too)
120' Steel Hull Vessel (1978)
58' (1997) Steel Hull Vessel (Bayouside Child)
51' Defender (1981) Equility
122' Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa 111,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama


Abaco
19. Lot#54D65'xlOO'w/
triplex foundation-
Murphy Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
$27,034.00)
20. Lot #6 vacant 2 acres-
FoxTown Abaco
(Appraised Value
$40,000.00)
Eleuthera
21. Lot 31'xlll1' w/hse
Lord Street Taprum Bay
Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
$45,000.00)
22. Vacant Lot #6
(14,555sq.ft.)-ahalf
mile Southward of
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
$38,000.00)
Cat Island
23. Lot w/twelve (12) room
motel 1.39 acres-
Arthur's Town Cat
Island (Appraised
Valse $1.3
Million Dollars)
24. One acre beach front
property w/cottage
900sq. ft-Devil's
Point Cat Island

25. Lot. #43(9,000sq. ft.)
w/hse-Matthew Town
Inagua Russell Street,
(Appraised Value
$120,000.00)'


(1) Wood Table (Round)
(1) Marble Table (Rectangle)
Chairs
(1) Facial Bed
(1) Pedicure Set
(2) Pedicure Stools
(1) Ergonomic Task Chair
(3) Maroon banquet Chairs
Cooler/Fretmers
(1) Two Door Chest Freezer
(1) One Door Chest Freezer
(1) Double Door Refrigerator



Vehicles
(1) 03 Dodge Caravan
(1) 96 Ford Explorer
(1) 97 Dodge Stratus
(1) 01 Hyundai H-100 Bus
(1) 01 Kia Bus12 Seater
(1) 02 Kitchen Trailer
(1) 03 Toyota Coaster (Exuma)


COOKING UTENSILS FORKS, SPOONS. POTS, PANS K CUPS


DRY CLEANING EQUIPMENT


The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box N-
3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Finical Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-
5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets
should be received by or on November 19, 2007. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to
reject any or all offers. All assets are sold as is.


I


BUSINESS


c' ^ i _











PAG 6, ONAYBNVEBEI1,N00STESRIUN


Draft Bill proposing



Contractors Board


FROM page 1


CHURCH STAFF POSITION FOR ADMINISTRATOR
The Business Administrator is responsible to the Church, supervised by the Pastor for
administering the business affairs of the Church.

Functions:- 1. Establish and operate a financial record keeping and operating good
bookkeeping procedures.
2. Prepare financial report for Financial & Budget Committee and
Church Treasurer.
3. Purchasing Agent, processing Purchase Orders.
4. Maintain records on Church Staff Establish and maintain records of
Church properties and facilities.
5. Assist Property Board with Architect Contractors and others in build-
ing, remodeling and equipping church buildings.
6. Administer Church adopt policies and procedures concerning the use
of all Church properties and facilities.
7.. Work with the Property and Congregational Boards. in preparing an
Annual Budget of maintenance and equipment needs.
8. Supervise workers in the maintenance and repair of all physical proper-
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.
11. 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
S -. -' J' Nau, Bihnias


inH .uTijustcall


The draft Contractors Bill
also seeks to establish cate-
gories of contractors and sub-
contractors, meaning the Bill
will not solely accommodate
large contracting firms, but will
also include specialised con-
tractors.
Surge
"In light of the recent surge
of development that has taken
place throughout the Bahamas
over the last several years, our
nation now faces numerous
urban challenges and consid-
erable growth pressures," the
minister added.


A leading global, research-based pharmaceutical company
seeks qualified persons for the following position:

Medical Sales Representative
The medical rep will be responsible for promoting
pharmaceutical brands within the healthcare community in
The Bahamas.

Skills & Educational Requirements:
/ Bachelor's degree in medical science, allied health, or
business management
' Effective communication and presentation abilities
' Proficiency in time management, planning and organizing
/ Computer literate
/ Self-motivated team player
/ Previous experience in pharmaceutical detailing would be
an asset

Candidates should possess a reliable motor vehicle, be willing
to travel to the family islands, to the U.S., and other foreign
countries.

Please send r6sumes by December 7th to:
Medical Rep
Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agencies
P.O. Box N-7504
Nassau, Bahamas
or FAX: 393-0440
We thank all applicants for their interest, however;.
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


they have paid.
He explained that the Bill
would encourage adherence to
high standards within the con-
struction sector via the estab-
lishment of a regulatory Con-
tractors Board.
"The Contractors Board will
assess contractor qualifications,
certify contractors and safe-
guard against illegal or improp-
er construction contracting,"
Mr Deveaux said.
He added that this should
alleviate much of the public
concern over unethical con-
tractors, establishing account-
ability within the construction
sector.


Queen' s College
^

has an immediate vacancy for


A FEMALE TEACHER OF
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(with the ability to teach swimming)

VACANCY AS OF JANUARY 3, 2008
A TEACHER OF MODERN LANGUAGES (FRENCH)
IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

Applicants for the above mentioned posts must have a minimum of a
Bachelor's degree from a recognized University in the relevant subject
area and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, or teacher certificate.
In the case of the Modem Languages Teacher, the ability to teach Advanced
Placement courses, a second language or a second subject would be an
asset. A certified copy of the relevant degree and teacher certificate must
accompany the application. The names and relevant contact information
of at least two professional references should also be listed. Applications
from unqualified persons and or incomplete applications will not be
processed.

The persons offered an appointment will be expected to make a commitment
to work in harmony with Christian principles and to support the emphases
of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church of which the school
is a part.

Queen's College was established in Nassau in 1890 by the Methodist
Church and is a member of the International Association of Methodist
Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)

The completed application together with a covering letter and a recent
photograph must be sent to:

The Principal
Queen's College
P.O. Box N 7127
Nassau, Bahamas

Or faxed to 242 393 3248 or emailed to: dlynch@qchenceforth.com
f


-- r-.1.T------*~- .-T.~---- --~---.-I1 L---. .r~(--r-1 .C-.l-- I:~ ,......, ~.. ~._ ... ~~


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


He said that demographic
trends such as immigration and
rising second home ownership
had contributed to an
increased population, and has
subsequently created over-
whelming demand for the
upgrade and expansion of
physical infrastructure includ-
ing roads, utilities, docks and
airport facilities.
The Ministry of Works is
also seeking amendments to
the Town Planning Act which,
when passed, would ensure the
physical landscape is taken into
consideration during construc-
tion.
Mr Deveaux said: "The
Government of the Bahamas
understands and recognizes the
fact that we cannot be success-
ful in our endeavour to pro-
vide public infrastructure and
utilities if discord and mistrust
between Government and the
construction sector exists, if
terms and procedures for bids
and tenders are unclear, if con-
tracts are executed unethically
and facilities are constructed
in a "shoddy" manner.
"An absence of legislation
and lack of institutional frame-
work to properly guide con-
tractors and enforce building
requirements will also severe-
ly hamper any Government
effort.
He added that if the gGov-
ernment was to provide the
services it needs, it was largely
dependent on a straightfor-
ward and transparent bidding
process, the forging of a seam-
less partnership with all stake-
holders in the construction
industry, enactment of legisla-
tion to effectively guide
builders and contractors, and
the assurance that persons in
the building sector were
knowledgeable of industry
guidelines and government
requirements.
Mr Deveaux said the Town
Planning Act will be amended
to include more green space
and integration of environ-
mental resource management
principles.
"The recent devastation that
has occurred as a result of
Tropical Storm Noel provides
a compelling reason for
amendments to this Act in.
respect to drainage systems,
flood plain elevation and build-
ing design in particular loca-
tions," Mr Deveaux said.











THE TIBUN MONAY, OVEMER 1, 207,IPGES7


Galanis account


firm in worldwide



affiliation link-up


ph ; rm*l U"F


GALANIS & Co, the
accounting firm featuring for-
mer PLP MP and Senator
Philip Galanis as a partner,
has been renamed HLB
Galanis Bain as of November
j 1, 2007, after joining the
international body, HLB
International (HLBI)
HLBI is a worldwide
organisation of 450 profes-
sional accounting firms, with
more than 1,800 partners and
12,000 staff, providing clients
with services covering audit-
ing, taxation, accounting and
general and financial man-
agement consultancy, gener-
ating annual billings of US$
1.3 billion. It ranks 11th
among global accounting
firms and is headquartered in
London, England.
Derive
The initials 'HLB' derive
from 'Hodgson Landau
Brands', the one-time name
of the organisation. This orig-
inates from the names of
three of the founding mem-
bers of the group: Hodgson
Harris from the UK, Mann
Judd Landau from the USA,
and Brands and Wolff from
The Netherlands. All three
names have since disap-
peared through various merg-
ers, and for simplicity, Hodg-
son Landau Brands became
'HLB International' in 1990.
The partners of the
Bahamas firm are Philip C.
Galanis and John S. Bain.
Mr Galanis was a former
managing partner of Ernst &
Young, and started Galanis
& Co. in 199& The firm has
Offices in Nassau and' "
Freeport .'
John Bain joined Galanis
& Co as a partner in January
2006. Mr. Bain began his
professional career in the
predecessor firm of Ernst &
Young, and is a Fellow of the
British accountancy body,
The Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants, based
in Glasgow, Scotland.
HLB Galanis Bain's affilia-
tion with HLBI is intended to
give clients access to a high
quality network and
enhanced services at the
multinational level.


position
available

The Cove @ Atlantis Resorts
Registered Nurse Full Time

Responsibilities:
* Provide primary and minor emergency medical
care
*Administration of medication, oxygen.
intravenous fluids as indicated and outlined in the
clinical Protocol Manual
* Provide accurate and comprehensive medical
reports as required

Requirements:
* Holder of current Bahamian licence
* Must have at.least three years experience post
graduation
* have current BLS & ALS Certification
* Must be responsible have good communication
skills and independent.


CV should be sent via
e-mail to mary.epcotmedical
@coralwave.com by
November 31st, 2007.


THE
MEDICLINIC
Iti


A'

~
K .-


. .


The Accord has achieved Car and Driver magazine's "10 Best'
i status .21 times in 25 years. The Accord has consistently
been among the top five best-selling automobiles in the US.
S The Honda lineup is always top-rated for fit and finish,
ergonomics, road handling, reliability and resale value. The
Accord was chosen by Consumer Guide as a "Best Buy"
Midsize Car from 81 competitors. Need we say more?


Features:
* Air conditioning
* Immobilizer alarm
* 6-disk CD player
" Remote entry locking


RBC
Royal Bank
3 of Canada


* 2.4L engine
* Cloth Interior
* Power windows, mirrors & locks
* Stereo controls on steering wheel
* Airbags


On-the-spot financing and insurance.
24-month/24,000-mile factory warranty.


NASSAU MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED
Shirley Street Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 328-2285 Fax: (242) 323-7272
Website: www.hondabahamas.com


ThePow er- -o-r-


," % s-


0


LrL


I


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


j


if


~c~5C~;,


i/~~~











PAGE 8B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


BISX firm seeks $618,000 return from Corporation


FROM page 1


30,2007. Some $286,000 of that
amount was supplied in the 207
third quarter, between July 1,
2007, and September 30,2007.
David Sasnett, Consolidat-
ed Water's chief financial offi-
cer, said in a statement on the
third quarter results: "Operat-
ing income declined slightly in
our bulk water segment, rela-
tive to the prior year, as gen-
eral and administrative costs
for this segment increased and
we continued to supply non-
revenue water under the terms
of our contract for the Blue
l*. Hills plant in Nassau.
"However, in early October
we completed an assessment
of our progress in achieving
*I' the water savings required
under the Blue Hills agree-


i i I
PrIcIng Information As Of:


u.04
11.00
7.86
0.70
1.65
1.20
9.81
1.83
4.03
4.70
2.20
5.54
12.00
13.85
5.18
0.54
7.10
8.52
10.00


ment. Based upon this assess-
ment, we believe that our com-
pany fully discharged its oblig-
ations under the non-revenue
water component of the Blue
Hills contract well before the
end of the third quarter. Our
assessment is presently under
review by our customer."
This appears to have all the
makings of a potential contract
dispute, although it is still far
too early to tell whether such a
scenario will play out. As part
of the contract that saw it win
the right to build, own and
operate the Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant,. Consolidated
Water agreed to reduce the
amount of water lost from the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion's New Providence-based
distribution system by some
438 million gallons per year.
Until it is able to prove to


the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration that it has achieved this
loss reduction target, Consoli-
dated Water is required to sup-
ply 1.2 million gallons of free
water per day to it.
Laying out the impact of this
on its Bahamian operations in
its Form 10-Q, filed with the
Securities & Exchange Com-
mission (SEC), Consolidated
Water said: "The variable costs
associated with providing this
free water to Water & Sewer-
age Corporation are significant
to overall plant operating costs,
and greatly reduced the overall
gross profit on water revenues
from the Blue Hills plant dur-
ing the nine months ended
September 30,2007.
It added: "The variable costs
associated with providing this
free water to Water & Sewer-
age Corporation are significant
to overall plant operating costs
and reduced the overall gross
profit on water revenues from
the Blue Hills plant during the
third quarter of 2007.
"We have diligently pursued
completion of the non-revenue
water project in order to
reduce operating costs and
improve the.profitability of the
Blue Hills operation. In Sep-
tember 2007, using standards
promulgated by the Interna-
tional Water Association, we
completed an internal assess-
ment of our progress in achiev-
ing the water savings required
under the Blue Hills agree-
ment and submitted our assess-
ment to the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation. Based upon


this assessment, the standards
for which require us to vali-
date the results for a period of
time prior to September 2007,
we believe we met the non-
revenue water requirement
effective March 1, 2007.
"Consequently, we have
invoiced the Water & Sewer-
age Corporation approximate-
ly $618,000 for the non-rev-
enue water provided for the
period from March 1, 2007
through September 30, 2007.
The Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration is presently review-
ing our assessment and per-
forming its own evaluation of
the results.

Collection

"The collection of these non-
revenue water amounts
invoiced is dependent upon
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion agreement with our assess-
ment. While we believe we
have met the non-revenue
water requirement and are
therefore contractually enti-
tled to receive payment for all
of these non-revenue water
invoices, because of the uncer-
tainty associated with the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion review and approval of
our assessment we have fully
reserved for these non-revenue
water amounts invoiced in our
results of operations for the
nine months ended Septem-
ber 30, 2007.
"Such invoices will be rec-
ognized as revenues if and
when collection of such invoic-


C F A L"


11.60 11.60
9.55 9.55
0.85 0.85
3.74 3.74
2.61 2.61
11.18 11.18
3.15 3.15
5.52 5.52
6.55 6.32
2.25 2.25
6.50 6.50
12.79 12.79
14.65 14.65
6.03 6.03
0.70 0.70
7.25 7.25
10.05 10.05
10.00 10.00


0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
-0.23
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00


1.502
0.733
0.048
0.275
0.051
1.030
0.208
0.426
0.112
0.284
0.804
10.880 0.7,68
0.934
0.359
-0.415
0.411
0.991
1.167


0.000
0.400
0.260
0.020
0.060
0.040
0.240
0.080
0.227
0.050
0.020
0.240
0.570
0.470
0.133
0.000
0.200
0.590
0.600


16.9
7.7
13.0
17.7
13.6
51.2
10.9
15.1
13.0
58.5
7.9
8.1
16.7
15.7
16.8
N/M
17.6
10.1
8.6


0.00%
3.45%0
2.72%
2.35%
1.60%
1.53%
2.15%
2.54%
4.11%
0.76%
0.89%
3.69%
4.46%
3.21%
2.24%
0.00%
2.76%
5.87%
6.00%,


52wF.-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4 8.12%
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70%
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4 7.71%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months DIv $ Yield %
1.3623 1.3130 Collna Money Market Fund 1.362272*
3.5388 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.5388***
2.9382 2.4829 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.938214***
1.2794 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.279370*"*
11.8192 11.2596 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.8192***
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 1.000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask S Sailing price of Colina and fidelity 2 November 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week *" 31 October 2007
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS 0 A oonpany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths 31 July 2007
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1D94 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007
(.1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007


es can be considered probable.
We can offer no assurances as
to how much, if any, of these
non-revenue water invoices we
will ultimately be able to col-
lect and recognize as rev-
enues."
Issues with the non-revenue
water requirements of. the Blue
Hills contract saw gross profit
from Consolidated Water's
bulk water operations drop
slightly, from $2.997 million in
the first nine months of 2006 to
$2.984 million this time
around.
Gross profit as a percentage
of bulk water revenues fell to
19 per cent for the first three
quarters in 2007, compared to
23 per cent for the 2006 com-
parative period, despite rev-
enues rising from $13.193 mil-
lion to $16.017 million.
Meanwhile, Consolidated
'Water noted that that its
Bahamian subsidiary, Consol-
idated Water (Bahamas), was
still non-compliant with a
financial covenant imposed by
its banker, Royal Bank of
Canada.
The SEC filing noted that
Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) was required to
maintain a ratio of total liabil-
ities to tangible net worth of
not more than two-to-one,
something it was non-compli-;
ant with at September 30,2007.
Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) dividend payments
to the parent are also limited to
available cash flow, and there
are also restrictions on addi-
tional debt, guarantees and
asset sales. Some $4.88 million
are outstanding in guarantees
to Royal Bank.
Consolidated Water, which
supplies the Water,& Sewer-


age Corporation with water
from its Windsor and Blue
Hills plants, also still has to
arrange a $4 million perfor-
mance bond for the latter
operation, something it expects
to do later this year.
The company also noted that
a Statement of Claim had been
filed against it in the Supreme
Court by Gruppozecca
Bahamas Ltd, seeking dam-
ages of more than $950,000 for
alleged "breaches of obliga-
tion" to it over the Blue Hills
plant's construction.
Consolidated Water said the -
claims made against its
Bahamian subsidiary were
"without merit", and would be
"vigorously defended".
The BISX-listed firm report-
ed net income of $2.509 mil-
lion or $0.17 per diluted share
for the three months ended
September 30,2007, compared
with net income of $1.247 mil-
lion or $0.10 per diluted share
in the three months ended Sep-.
tember 30,2006.
Total revenues for the three
months ended September 30,
2007 increased 19 per cent to
about $11.9 million, compared
with $10 million in the third
quarter of 2006.
Total revenues for the nine
months ended September 30,
2007 increased 27 per cent to
$36.6 million, compared with
$28.9 million in the comparable
2006 period.
Consolidated Water report-
ed net income of $8.718 mil-
lion, or $0.60 per diluted share,
for the nine months ended
September 30,2007, compared
with net income of $6.847 mil-
lion or $0.54 per diluted share
for the nine months ended
September 30,2006.


Little Switzerland is a company with over 50 years of
experience in luxury retailing with over 25 stores in The
Caribbean and Florida. If you want a career with prospects
and have what it takes to repair fine Swiss watches we
have on immediate an opening for the following position:


Watch Maker -Breitling Boutiaue/Nassau


* This position is a key component of our operation and
our commitment to exceed our customer's expectations.
The successful candidate will be a Certified Watch Maker.
Must have completed factory training and certification by
BREITLING, WOSTEP and or a compatible Swiss Watch
Brand or Association.

The following attributes are desirable:
1. Attention to details and the ability to produce
high quality work in areas of follow up and direct
reporting.
2. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, and emails.
3. Strong communication skills and ability to work
well with colleagues ............
4. Good oral and writing comprehension ofthe'
English Language. .": ''

The successful candidate will be responsible:
* Maintaining a high quality, precise after sales
service for the repair of watches.
* Perform timely and consistent repairs of watches in
accordance with established industry standards and
procedures.
* Effectively communicate the needs and take the
lead in the direction of the after sales service centre.
* Implement effective inventory controls that would
facilitate the timely reordering of watch parts and
components and maintain compliance with Internal
Audit standards.

To apply, please e-mail or fax your resume with a
cover letter to:

Watch Maker Position in Nassau:
E-Mail: wcarey@littleswitzerland.com
Fax: (242) 356-9860
Attn: William Carey


Legal Notice
NOTICE



MOSELLE COMMERCIAL INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, MOSELLE COMMERCIAL INC. is in
dissolution as of September 15th, 2007.


Luis Maria Pineyrua Pittaluga situated at Rita 8, Km
17.500, Oficina 115A, Montevideo, Uruguay is the
Liquidator.


LIQUIDATOR




Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) SUNLIGHT OVERSEAS LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 9, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 12th day of December, 2007 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
November 12, 2007

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




Legal Notice
NOTICE


.ERK LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) JERK LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 7th November, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.


Dated this 12th day of November, A.D. 2007


Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator


aktr' ap
OLF, OCIAN CLUBS ,

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.


Executive Chef

Key Responsibilities

/ Establish culinary standard
/ Create menus and recipes for high-end and casual dining to include
international and Bahamian cuisine
I Maintain food safety standard
I Recruit and train aclinary team
/ Manage and develop culinary team
I Control food cost
I Determine market list and vendors
I Design special events
Quallifcatons
SBachelor's degree In Culinary Arts or related subject; professional
certifications
I Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
With at least three (3) years international or off-shore.experience.
V Must be Innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,
must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, sbowe(lbakersbavclub.com or
by fax at 242-367-0804.

"Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamasl"


ADaco MarKets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FlrstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate


mmm"M9


IJ.-I -1')












THE TIBUN MONAY, OVEMER 1, 207,IPGES9


Contractors


register skills to





ready for Bill


N By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas Contractors
Association (BCA) is in the
process of registering the
skill levels of all its members
ahead of legislation that will
require contractors to be reg-
istered before they can
obtain a business licence.
Stephen Wrinkle, the
BCA's president, said at the
weekend that they have
begun the process early so
that by the time the draft
Contractors Bill is made law,
much of the groundwork
would have been done.
"It is important that we can
tell investors that we have
skilled and trained workers
in the Bahamas to work on
their projects," he said,

Proposed
Mr Wrinkle explained that
the proposed Bill will call for
a classification of skills based
on educational qualifications
and experience, such as
unskilled, semi-skilled and
fully skilled.
In some cases, the Bill will
grandfather' in persons who
may not have met the educa-
tional requirements, but who
have more then five years of
field experience.
Mr Wrinkle said the pro-
posed amendments to the
legislation are to allow con-
tractors to have control of
thfe industry and;ensure they
protect themselves against
foreign rivals who may try to
take work from Bahamians.
He added that it was to
ensure there were set stan-
dards for the Industry, and
recourse against unscrupu-
lous contractors.
Each licensed contractor
will be given a number,
which must be displayed on
all correspondence with the
Ministry and on all customer
invoices. This would enable
the customer to have a way
of getting recourse if there
was a problem with a con-


tractor.
There would be the
appointment of a Contrac-
tors Board, which would not
only hear cases of contractors
who performed bad work,
but also cases where a con-


tractor may not have been
paid by a client.
Fronting for foreign con-
tractors would not be
allowed at any time, nor
would tipping off inspectors,
Mr Wrinkle said


CHURCH STAFF POSITION FOR YOUTH WORKER
Methodist Church is seeking to employ a vibrant Christian to work with its children,
teens and young adults.


Applicants should:
t Be personable, creative, mature and passionate about young people.
t Possess excellent communication skills.
t Be familiar with youth cultures and trends.

Responsibilities include:
t Implementation and oversight of all Youth Ministry programmes.
f Planning and leading Youth Services and events.
t Leading young persons to Christ and creating life-time disciples.
t Building relationships between youth, congregation and the wider community.

Criteria for Employment
t A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university confirmed by a certi-
fied copy of certificate.
t Names and contacts of at least two professional references must be submitted.
t Willingness to support Church's programmes.
t Successful applicants will be expected to make a commitment to work in harmony
with Christian principles and to support the emphasis of The Bahamas Conference of
the Methodist Church of which the church is a part.


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. BoxSS 6145
Nassau, Bahamas
Or fax to: (242) 393-8135, or e-mail to bcmc@bahamas.nct.bs

Candidates short listed will be contacted by telephone, fax or e-mail for an interview.


Join the Leading Environmental Conservation
Organization in The Bahamas

The Bahamas National Trust invites qualified and interested persons to
apply for the following positions:

Director of Development

Context
The Bahamas National Trust needs an individual who will manage donor relations
and a multifaceted fundraising strategy aimed at engaging a broad range of corpo-
rate, foundation and individual donors and prospects.
Primary Responsibilities:
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and coordinates
the BNT's fundraising, membership programmes, and strategic development
activities to achieve sustainable financial goals for the organization. Further, the
individual will develop and manage a major donor programme and annual giving
programme for the Trust The Individual will be charged with the creation of a
strong Development Team and coordinating training for its staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To develop and implement the BNT's fundraising strategy- targeting
individuals, Foundations, other NGO's and the corporate sector.
2. To design and implement a Major Donor Development Programme. Lead the
process of donor identification, prospect research, and personal cultivation,
appropriate requests for support, thanking and recognition.
3. Prepare and manage budgets for fundraising programmes.

Required Skills:
> At least a Bachelors Degree with five years work experience, ideally in the fund-
raising arena.
> Strong background in project management and programme administration.
> Warm interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and involve people at
all levels.
> Experience in the financial sector client relationships and an understanding of
funds and foundations an asset.
> Exceptional writing and interpersonal communications skills.
> Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, meet deadlines
and pay attention to details.
> Good computer literacy including word processing, databases, presentations and
spreadsheets. Working knowledge of Sage fundraising software a plus.
> Willingness to work long hours to meet firm deadlines.
> Willingness to travel throughout The Bahamas and abroad.


Abaco Park Warden

Context
The national parks in Abaco face threats from invasive species. In particular the
nesting parrots in the Abaco National Park suffer greatly from increasing numbers
of feral cats a'nd expanding raccoons populations. It is vitally important that the
BNT has a presence on this island to ensure we fulfill the mandate and meet the
objectives of the Trust.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide day to day and long term management and administration of all of the
Abaco Parks and act as a liaison with partners and the general public of Abaco in
all facets of park work. ,

Duties:
S1. Serve as thqLiaison between the Abaco Parks and the *NT headquarters in
Nassau, WiUll e responsibtfor.ovealLsutpYsu oLand oversight of all activi-
ties that ociar in the district.
2. Develop in collaboration with the Director of Parks applicable policies, proce-
dures, systems, and proposals to further the goals of the Abaco Parks and the
Bahamas National Trust.
3. Plan and execute activities in the approved General Management Plans,
Strategic Plans, and operating plans to achieve the goals of the Abaco Parks
4. Supervise park staff members and volunteers engaging in conservation and
maintenance activities ensuring that biodiversity in the park are not negatively
impacted by the work.
5. Lead the development and implementation of community outreach programmes,
education and public relations initiatives to promote the goals of the BNT.
6. Enforce rules and regulations of Abaco National parks laws and policies of the .
Bahamas as they relate to the safety of individuals in the national parks of Abaco.
7. Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Director of Parks and Science

Required Skills:
> Bachelor's degree; or a minimum of seven years related experience and/or train-
ing in Environmental Conservation; or equivalent combination of education
and experience
> Computer literate (Word Processing, Spreadsheet and PowerPoint)
> Familiarity with conservation issues in general and as it directly relates to Abaco
> Pleasant personality
> Willing to work under demanding conditions


Marine Park Project Coordinator

Context
It is vitally important that the marine resources of New Providence are maintained
in a healthy balance for future generations. This project will heighten the aware-
ness of marine users about sustainable use of marine resources.

Primary Responsibilities:
This job will be focused on the creation of a marine park and implementing a dive
tag program aimed at raising awareness within the dive community with regards to
sustainable use of the marine park; responsibilities for identification and outreach to
existing and potential resource user groups and other o
Duties:
1. Develop and implement Dive Tag program to promote and encourage users of
the Marine Park.
2. Coordinate and effectively administer all activities for the South West Marine Park
3. Serve as a conduit for communication between BNT stakeholder groups and
community members with environmental concerns o idea- tor the area.
4. Write press releases and other documentation fom >l ibu! i'on to internal and
external audiences
5. Speak publicly about BNT's environmental / sustainable initiatives.
6. Compile news and event announcements into bi weekly rcOI t to be submitted
to direct supervisor
7. Perform administrative tasks and any other tasks that support the overall con-
servation goals and work plan for the Bahamas National Trust

Required Skills:
> Bachelor's degree; a minimum five years related experience and/or training
in Environmental Conservation; or equivalent combination of education and
experience.
> Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
> Willingness to carry-out organizational mission with little day-to-day supervision
> Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office.


> A strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment
and strong operational focus.
> Ability to produce clear written documentation for reporting
> Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences.
Interested persons qualified in any of the above positions should provide a cover
letter, resume and three references by November 16, 2007 to:
Human Resources Manager
Bahamas National Trust
SP.O. Box N-4105
Nassau, Bahamas


or E-mail: bnt@bahamasnationaltrust.org


Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas


i'm Iovin' if

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


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 9B


THE TRIBUNE
















Developers: Opponents


case now


assment'


opportunities and entrepre-
neurial opportunities for
Bahamians.
"The way our economy is
right now, from my perspec-
tive as a Bahamian who is try-
ing to contribute to a project
that is good for the Bahamas, I
want to see the project
progress. It is best for the
Bahamas and Guana Cay."
Dr Marshall described as
"disturbing" the fact that
investors who had come to the
Bahamas "in good faith", and
enjoyed the support of'both
present and previous govern-
ments, could be put through
an expensive and protracted
legal battle by a small group
who did not want the Baker's
Bay project to happen at any
cost.
Dr Marshall said the mes-


Position Available:


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
MAINTENANCE MANAGER


Job Description:
Responsible for the management of all
maintenance activities in Nassau ensuring
all preventative maintenance and heavy
equipment repairs are conducted as per com-
pany standards. Conducts on-site audits and
evaluations of port equipment, coordinates
repair activities and preventative procedures.

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent. Trade
or Technical certificate in Heavy Equipment
Maintenance.

Experience:
Five years experience in heavy equip-
ment maintenance with at least two years
in management of equipment maintenance.

Container Terminals offers a highly competi-
tive package of benefits. Salary is commen-
surate with qualifications and experience.


sage sent by the actions of the
Save Guana Cay Reef Associ-
ation could negatively impact
investor perceptions of the
Bahamas and damage its
image as a 'safe' investment
destination.
He added: "It is disturbing to
pick up a newspaper and read
that investors coming into this
country in good faith, support-
ed by the previous administra-
tion and our current one, are
being put through this by these
individuals.
"It is very disturbing, and I
believe that unless we pay
attention to this and resolve it
now, there will be a negative
impact on this country for
years to come."
Dr Marshall said the mes-
sage being sent by the Save
Guana Cay Reef Association
to potential bona fide investors
looking at the Bahamas was:
"You can follow the law, fol-
low the procedures, but a
handful of individuals can
damage your reputation."
The Association has filed a
second Judicial Review chal-
lenge to the Baker's Bay pro-
ject in the Supreme Court, this
time alleging that the
approvals, permits and licences
provided to the developers
were not done so through the
processes and government
agencies as prescribed by law,
thus making their issuance ille-
gal.
In response, Dr Marshall


said Discovery Land Company
had been "guided by the law"
in all its applications, and had
followed the permitting appli-
cation processes laid down by
the Government.
The developers, he added,
had consulted all relevant gov-
ernment agencies and depart-
ments as to who applications
should be made to, what for-
mat they should take, and what
should be applied for.
Discovery Land Company,
Dr Marshall added, had been
treated "like any other investor
in this country", and "never
received any special treatment
or red carpet treatment".
"We have said that the way
we obtained these permits was
in accordance with the law and
processes of the Bahamas," he
said. "We are complying with
the law, and going above and
beyond what we laid out ini-
tially in terms of environmental
compliance."
Dr Marshall repeated the
developers' offer for the Asso-
ciation to meet with them, see
and discuss their plans, and
give the Baker's Bay project
an opportunity to discuss any
concerns they may have, in
order to find a. satisfactory
solution for all concerned.
This, he added, was preferable
to a courtroom battle.
"The vast majority of the
Bahamian people will benefit
from this project. Our eco-
nomic contribution will go to


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


WANTED

An Offshore Bank invites applications
for the position of an Administrative
Assistant. The candidate should possess
a minimum of an Associate Degree and
proficiency in computer operations with
strong communication skills.

Experience in offshore banking
operations in computerized environment
is desirable.

Applicant should be reliable, well
organized and self motivated.

Responsibilities irincde back office.
operations, secretarial assistance,
maintenance of records and handling
other routine office jobs. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and
experience.

Applicants should send resume to P.O.
Box SS-19046, Nassau, within 15 days
of this advertisement.


the Guana Cay economy, the
north Abaco economy, the
northern Bahamas economy
and the whole economy, plus
the Public Treasury," Dr Mar-
shall said.
Discovery Land Company
had previously told The Tri-
bune that some $7-$8 million
per month was being spent on
the Baker's Bay project, with
some $200 million invested in
the Bahamas to date.
The company was preparing
to close some $200 million
worth of real estate sales at
Baker's Bay, and now
employed 140 people on the
project, some 95 per cent of
them Bahamian.
Dr Marshall earlier this year
said more than 350 Bahamian


firms and individuals had ben-
efited economically from the
Baker's Bay project since 2005,
the developers having collec-
tively paid to them some $25
million worth of invoices.
Baker's Bay is one of the rel-.
atively few projects announced
by the Christie administration
that has made good progress
towards fulfilling its Heads of
Agreement obligations and
delivering on those commit-
ments, with many believing the
project's developer which has
a strong track record in devel-
oping such communities is
the sort of investor the
Bahamas needs.
Yet the Association seems
determined to embroil it in
'legal guerrilla warfare'.


KING'S
REAL ESTATE
King's Real Estate Company Limited is a Bahamian Real
Estate and Development Company. We are currently
looking for applicants for the below positions:

CIVIL ENGINEER
Bachelor Degree or higher in the field of Civil
Engineering.
3-5 years experience in Civil Engineering and
Construction related fields.
Registered with the Bahamas Professional Engineers'
Board.
Experience in the design of Subdivisions, Roads,
Airports, Drainage and Water & SeweragedSystems.
Ability to use engineering software such as Auto
CAD 2004.
Proficient in implementing site quality assurance
measures and overseeing site supervision.
Hardworking and able to handle a number of projects
simultaneously.

REAL ESTATE AGENT
3 -5 years experience in the Real Estate Industry.
Licensed with the Bahamas Real Estate Association.
Motivated.
King's Real Estate is a team orientated company and
potential employees should be capable of adapting to
this philosophy.
All interested candidates should e-mail there resumes to:
kingsley@kingsrealty.com




ALL POSITIONS WANTED
Contemporary Asian
Multi-Outlet Dining Concept

* Junior Sous Chef, line and pastry cook
with high-end cuisine experience.
* Wait/bar staff. Previous experience in high-end
dining establishments a must.
* Dining Room Supervisor/ Wine Steward with
previous high-end restaurant experience
* Extensive knowledge of Asian cuisine and
wines a definite asset.



Fax resumes to 328-8381 or email to
info@shogunrevolver.com




INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
(No. 45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, (No. 45 of
2000), CLEDBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD., is in dissolution.
CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATIORS INC. is the Liquidator and
can be contacted at 60 Market Square, PO. Box 1906, Belize
City, Belize. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their names, addresses and particulars
of their debts or claims to the liquidator before November 30, 2007.



U-ae


IU


FROM page 1

'stop work' order to be
imposed on the developers, Dr
Marshall said: "We believe that
this is another harassment to
slow the project down, to cause
the investors and the project
damage, and to deny job






IN Sh HT'
Fo-hesore
behndth nws


NOTICE

The Chambers of
CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Counsel & Attorneys-at-law
is now located at

#9 Rusty Bethel Drive
(3rd Terrace East)
Nassau, Bahamas

All telephone numbers remain the same.

K.Miles Parker
(Managing Partner)


Legal Notice

NOTICE

ROBOT HOLDINGS LIMITED
IN VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 ROBOT HOLDINGS
LIMITED is in dissolution.
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 9th November
2007. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd Building 2
Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of ROBOT HOLD-
INGS LIMITED. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their address and particular of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 9th December 2007.

'Fi,




Legal Notice
NOTICE
LA KITWE INC.



(a) The name of LA KITWE INC., has been restored to the register;
(b) The Certificate of Dissolution dated 23rd July has been cancelled;
(c) LA KITWE INC., is deemed never to have struck off the register;
(d) LA KITWE INC., is deemed at all time to have continued in
existence and to have authorized to conduct business in accordance
with its Memorandum and Articles of Association not with
standing the purported dissolution of the company.
(e) The cost of the publications in the Gazette be borne and paid by
LA KITWE INC.
(f) The Plaintiffs do pay to the Attorney General the cost of this
application.

First Directorships Limited
(Director of LA KITWE INC.)

Second Directorships Limited
(Director of LA KITWE INC.)


IL


PAGE 10B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE











THE__________ TR B N MONDAY NOV M BE _2, 20 7 PAG liB. _. ^~--_ ,^ ^ --^^- ^ .--- ^ ------^ ***-- ---*.--- -


MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 12, 2007

7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

South Foida Antique Roadhow Persian rug Bly Crystal: The Muk an Priz(N) A (CC) Art360
SWPBT War Sories usedtocover fumiture in the rain;
stained glass figurine. (N) A
The lnsder (N) HowIMet Your TheBigBang and a Ha 31) Rules of CSMiami A family vacation tums
B WFOR l (CC) d Mother heory(N) en (N) n (CC) ent (N) deal nd the survivors wantjus-
Alert' (N) (CC) (CC) ic) e. (N) A (CC)
SAccess Holl- Chuck Chuck Versus the Truth" Heroes 'Four Months Ago" Nathan :01 JourneymanDan joueys
S WTVJ wood (N) (C) Chuck meets a pretty woman inter- must pay a terrible price for his ac and meets a young hippie in-
ested in the realhim. (N) (CC) heroic deeds. (N) A (CC) evolved in a deadly crime. (N) n
Deco Drive Prison Break Susan takes the s- K-Ville 'AKA' When Cobb revisits News (N) (CC)
WSVN cape into her own hands; Lechero his past, he goes under cover and
reveals a secret. (N) (CC) makes risky decisions. (N)
Jeopardy! 'Tour- Dancing With the Stars (Live) Cl (CC) (:32) Samantha (:02) The Bachelor Bachelorettes
SWPLG nament of Cham- Who? "The Re- return to confront one another and
pions (N) straining Order Brad one last time. (N) (CC)
(00)CSI: Miami Intervention "Coley" Crystal meth. Intervention Cristy Alcohol and The First 48 A homeless man is
A&E "inder Box" (CC) crystal-meth addict. (CC) brutally beaten to death; a grand-
(CC) _mother is stabbed to death. (CC)
Hardtalk BBC World News America BBCNews World Business BBC News Click
BBCI (Latenight). Report (Latenight).
Access Granted HOLIDAY HEART (2000, Drama) Vin Rhames, Alre Woodard. A Girfriends Glfriends A
BET N) drag queen shelters a drug addict and her child. (CC) (CC) (CC)
S Fashion File Dragon's Den (CC) Intelligence "A Sweetheart Deal CBC News: The National (N) (CC)
CBC (CC) With toe Devil (N) (CC) (DVS)
:C C 00)Kudlow&. Fast Money Ripping Out (CC) The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch
CNBC Company (CC)
00 Lou Dobbs Out n the Open Larry King Live (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC)
CNN Tonight(CC)
Scrubs J.D. falls The Dally Show The Colbert Re- Chapplle's South Park The Scrubs Possblli- Scrub"M
COM forabartender, With Jon Stew- ort(CC) Show(CC) boys coece two of Nurse Words ofs-
A (CC) art(CC) Intoa fight. Roberts'death. dom' A (CC)
Cops "Texas' Word's Wdest Forensic Fles Suburban Se Murderby the Book David Bal-
COURT (C)) *Picture This' croat dacc' (N)
Hannah Mon- ** SKY HIGH (2005, Comedy) Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly That's SoRaven feWith Derek
DISN tan Preston. Two superheroes send (heir son to a training school. PG' Too Much Pres- "Slacker Mom'
sure'
DIY This Old House This Old House The Inside Job Kitchen Renova- Ktchen Renova- Burt Builds a Assembly Re-
DIY A (CC) Project house. "Pipe Dreams" tons (N) tons (N) Bandit quired
DW Landersplegel Journal: Tages- Projelkt Zukunft Journal: In Euromaxx Journal: Tage Im Focus 'Na-
thema Depth them haufnahme"
E! TheDaily 10(N) ** AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (1997) Over the Top TV The Soup
Mike Myers. Cryogenically preserved foes meet again. Moments
:00) Monday Night Countdown NFL Football San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks. From Owest Field in Seattle. (Live
ESPN (Uve)(CC)
ESPNI Go ESPN: NFL Esta Noche NFL Football San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks. From Qwest Field in Seattle. (Live
ESPNI FueradeJuego (Uve)
EWTN aly Mass: Our TheJourney Home Letterand Spirit The Holy Rosary Abundant Lfe
FIT tetch Max: Blane'Low IBlaIe'sLow A LyonIn the A Lyon nthe althy Deca- HeathyDec-
FIT V Cathe Friedrich Car Kitchen Car Kchen Kitchen Kitchen dance dance
FOX-NC Report The O'ReillyFactor (CC) Hanniy & Colmes (CC) On the Record With Groat Van
FOX-NC Shepard Smith Susteren(CC)
FSNFL n Focus on FSN RodeoWrangler Pro Tour Ariat College Basketball Georgia Southern at Florida State. (Live)
FSNFLPlayoffs. (Taped)
GOLF Top 10 My World Go Central World Gof Hall of Fame 2007 (N)
I(Live)
GSN0) Weakest High Stakes Poker (CC) High Stakes Poker (CC) High Stakes Poker (CC)
GSN^ Link n (CC)
G4Tech )Attack o X-Pay(N) X-lay Cs 2.0 A C 2.0 Ninja Warrior NlnJ Warrior
G4Tch the Show! (N) (CC)(C)
S :00) Walker, Walker, Texas Ranger A peace ne- WILD HEARTS (2006, Drama) Richard Thomas, Nancy McKeon. Awid-
HALL exas Ranger gotiator's sick daughter is kidnapped power cares for his daughter at his family's farm. (CC)
Survival' (CC) by RAterrorists. C (CC)
BuyMeVal: She'sCrafty DressMyNest Pro Viglns MarriageUnder Hometo Stay MyFirst Place
HGTV Downsizing to Crafting a tale Singlewoman's *egal-Ease(N Construction (N) ng ing
Dntowr,. into an qttproan. home. (N)(CQ) 1(CC) (); room.iN) __
INSP" 'o 1 MorrisCerulloi B kthroah EdYoung., Everyday e Tdy (CC) TIYo ay heGoe,.
INSW__ (CC) Wome TOM
Reba Van's par- My Wife and According to FamilyGuy 1 Family Guy Jeal- a and a Hf and alf
KTLA cents offer him a Kids A (CC) Jim Jim teaches Take The, ousy rearsits Men C (CC) Men ) (CC)
bribe. A (CC) Kyle a lesson. Quagmire' (CC) ugly head.
S Still Standing Rba' Every Pic- Reba Barbara GIRL, POSITIVE (2007, Drama) Andrea Bowen, Jennie Garth, S. Epatha
LIFE Still Advising" A ture Tellsa Story" Jeoalands in Merkerson, An HIV-positive teenager finds support from a teacher.(CC)
(CC) (CC) mall jail. (CC)
MSNBC Hardba Countdown With Keith Olber- LiveWith Dan Abrams MSNBCReports Hidden camera
MSNB C Cmann operation.______
NI K SpongeBob SpongeBb Behind the Pan. Full House Cl Home Improve. Geo Lop Ge Lope
I (SqCuarePants StuarePants ( Cis: How (CC) ment (CC) A (CC% A(CC)
NT (:00) Prison Break Whistler becomes the prime sus- Heroes Heroes band together to News (N) News
NTV pect when an inmate is murdered. (N) (CC) fend off the "nightmare man.' (N) (CC)
PEED Pinks Inside Nextel Cup (N) Payback Edger- PaybackTravis American Mus- Car Crazy (N)
SPEED Pinks CU_.__rin James. Barker. cleCar
(5:00)Praise-A- Behindthe MarkChironna Jentezen JesseDuplantis Praise the Lord (CC)
TBN Thon Scenes (CC) (CC) Franklin (CC) (CC)
Everybody Friends Joey's Frienda Phoebe Family Guy Family Guy Pe- Family Gy Pe- Family Guy
TBS Loves Raymond girlfriend gets finds a police offi- Death Is a Bitch" ter's given ssi- ter buys a fishing "Screwedthe
'The Getaway physical. (C) her's badge. 1 (CC) tivitytraining. boat.(CC) Pooch' (CC)
(:00)Little Pele Pe ttle People, Little People, Jon & Kate Plus 8 'A Cow Pur- Kids by the Dozen The Sentman
TLC pe, Big World Big World Car Big World Build- chase; Sara Snow Visitsl' Sara children yearn for a puppy. (N)
CC) customizing. (N) ing a fort. (N) Snow visits.
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order 'Patient Zero' Detec- Law & Order 'Positive" A gunman The Closer "Blindsided" The depart-
TNT der Ego'" ties probe a deadly cadracking in- seeks revenge for the death of his mental psychologist takes Brenda
(CC) (DVS) volving SARS. (CC)(DVS) baby sister. C (CC) (DVS) off active duty. (CC)
HN ome for Imagi-Goosebumps Courage the Codename: Kids My Gym Part- Ed, Edd n Eddy Naruto
IT ON nary Friends A (CC) CowaIlyDog Next Door near's a Monkey
S (:00)Touteune Immersion totale'Mariage, le plus beau jour deme (:45) Malson du LaCrols6e des Partrpour ses
TV5 histoire vie" sud Maroc chemlns (SC) Idees Kenya"
T C weather Ven- Abrams & Bettes Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
:00) Yo Amoa Amar sin Lmites Un hombre lucha Destilando Amor (N) Cristna Reinas del Reggaeton.
UNIV Juan Querend6n para salvar a la mujer que ama. (N)
(N)
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit WWE Monday Night Raw (Live) n (CC)
USA de Criminal In- A boy is found scavenging for food
tent Cl (CC) in the garbage. C (CC)
VH1 :0) I Love New I Love New York Blood oath. C I Love New York Retum. (N) C The Salt 'N Pepa Gott's Way l is
IYork__ ;________________________Show C distracted. C
VS NHL Hockey Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers. From the BankAtlantic Center in Sun- Hockey Central WEC WrekCage
VS rise, Fla. (Subject to Blackout) (Uve)_ _______ (Uve) (CC)
(:00) America's America's Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest Home Videos WGN News at Nine (N) C (CC)
WGN funniest Home The second $100,000 video prize. Prize awarded. n (Part 2 of 2)
Videos C (CC) CA (Part 1 of 2) (CC) (CC)
Family Guy "I Everybody Aliens In Amerl- Girlfriends Maya The Game Malik CW11 News at Ten With Kalty
WPIX Take Thee, Hates Chris The ca Raja starts takes pills. (N) punches a car- Tong, Jim Watkins (N) (CC)
Quagmire" (CC) royal treatment, smoking. (N) C (CC) toonist. (N)
eopardy! Tour- Dr. Phil n (CC) News(N) Jeopardy el Fraslesr Frasier Frasier Roz per-
WSBK namentof Cham- ebdyWeekin reminisces about forms community
pions" (N) New York" (CC) a date. service. C

(:45) American Real Time With Bill Maher n Curb Your En- 40) Alive Day Memories: Home 40) Tell Me You
HBO-E gster: HBO (CC) thusasmThe romraq A(CC) oveMe n
______ rafLook (CC) BatMitzvah' (CC)
S(645) ** THE PRODUCERS (2005, Musical Com- Five Days ,C (Part 1 of 5) (CC) *a* MATCH POINT (2005, Dra-
HBO-P ey) NathanLane. Two men scheme to swindle in- .ma)ScarletJohansson, Jonathan
esors in a Broadway flop. C 'PG-13' (CC) Rhys-Meyers. 'R' (CC)


"1


Y *




.







.' .


I.


W BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2 (2006, Comedy) Martin (:15) * ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN (2006, Come- (:45) American
HBO-W Lawrence.An FBI agent reprises his disguise, posing dy) Voices of Ray Romano. Animated. Melting ice Gangster: HBO
as a heavy nanny. 'PG-13' (CC) threatens Manny and friends. A 'PG' (CC) [First Look (CC)
:00) *** ARLINGTON ROAD (1999, Suspense) **% YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006, Comedy Owen Wilson, Kate Hud-
H BO-S Bnridges, Tim Robbins. A professor learns his new son, Matt Dillon. A jobless buddy moves in with 2wo newlyweds. l 'PG-
______ neighbors have a sinister agenda. l 'R' (CC) 13' (CC)
A6:00) ** MR. *** THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006, Biography) Forest (:05) ***s SUPERMAN RE-
MAX-E MRS. SMITH (Whitaker James McAvoy, Kerry Washington. The doctor oUgandan dic- TURNS (2006, Adventure) Brandon
(2005) tator Idi Amin sees atrocities. A 'R' (CC)Routh. A 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00) *A THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY **% BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985, Science Fiction) Michael J. Fox,
MOMAX (1998) Cameron Diaz. A man hires a sleazy private Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover. A boy travels through time to his par-
eye to find a former classmate. C 'R' (CC) erts' teenage years. A 'PG' (CC)
(:00) * DOWN IN THE VALLEY (2005, Drama) Brotherhood "Only a Pawn ... 1:7- Weeds Nancy Weeds Nancy
SHOW Edward Norton, David Morse. iTV. A grl falls under the 8' Political enemies try to block deals with Silas deals with Silas
spell of a charismatic stranger. C 'R (CC) Tommy's re-election. (CC) and Shane. (N) and Shane. (CC)
(6:10)* OUT *** THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998, Comedy) Jeff Bridges, John Good- **x CANDY (2006, Drama) Heath
TMC OF SEASON man, Julianne Moore. An L.A. slacker gets caught up in a wacky kidnap- Ledger, Abble Cornish, Geoffrey
(_2004)'R'(CC) ping plot. C'R'(CC) Rush.'R'


Let Cl ac-lie l e
Baa lIiian PT Pppet dciad
lkis sidekick Derek pL,
soIlle Smiles onC yotl J
kids's .fices.


B3inL yowL' cl ildveie to tie
CHppy a f McDonald's in

Oakes Field every Tklursday
fi'oim 3:30pin to 4:30p;n during t\le
,,oAtl\ of oNovember 2007.




EnjoN Great Food, Prizes and Lot of Fun.



I'm lovin' it


F.


", ='
, .,


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007, PAGE 11B


THE TRIBUNE


I






PAGEt2BMONDY, OVEMER 1, 207 TE TRBUN


British American leads

Breast Cancer Awareness


British American Independence Drive Commonwealth Bank


St Andrews Primary School


Breast cancer Ambassadors 2007 (Denise Baker Smith of British
American and Andrea Sweeting of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group with Mr. L Chester Cooper, centre.)


BTC Georgetown, Exuma


Kelly's Home Centre British American Executive Management Team along with Spokespersons


JS Johnson & Company


Graham, Thompson & Co. Taylor Industries


In support of the Cancer Society and the Sister Sister Support Group's effort to raise funds and promote awareness of the
disease, British American held its annual "Lee National Denim Day" during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this past October.
The international event is staged every year and we say thanks to participating companies and schools who wore their favorite
jeans with pink shirts in solidarity with cancer survivors. British American has lead this initiative in the Bahamas for the past
10 years.


242-461-1000 www.babfinancial.com Am erti can
Freeport 242-352-7209 Exuma 242-336-3035 Abaco 242-367-6501 B ,79,,Aricul
F I N A N C I A L


MORTGAGES MUTUAL FUNDS LIFE INSURANCE HEALTH INSURANCE
ANNUITIES & PENSION PLANS FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENTS


-m


PAGE 12B, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007


THE TRIBUNE


-