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Title: The Tribune.
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Publication Date: 11/16/2007
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Brothers' argument
turns deadly; man's body
found in Grand Bahama


By KARIN HERIG and
DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Staff Reporters
kherig@tribunemedia.net;
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
POLICE yesterday evening
were called to the scene of two
homicides, as an argument
-between two brothers turned
Deadly in New Providence and
officers discovered the decom-
posed body of a man in Grand
Bahama.
The Flamingo Gardens com-
munity in New Providence was
left in shock yesterday evening
after a dispute between two
brothers of Nigeria Drive esca-
lated to the point where one
brother struck the other, who
dropped dead in the street.
Details were still sketchy up
until press time last night, but
according to witnesses on the
scene, the country's 64th victim
of homicide was a 32-year-old


man of the Flamingo Gardens
area.
One witness told The Tribune
that one of the brothers suffered
from epilepsy.
According to eyewitness
reports, the two brothers were
fighting in a Nigeria Drive
,home when the dispute was car-
ried out-on to the street.
The epileptic brother was
reportedly attempting to walk
away from the fight when the
other brother threw a rock at
him.
As investigations in this latest
homicide continued last night
in New Providence, Grand
Bahama police were still
attempting to determine the
identity of a badly decomposed
body discovered in bushes in
Lucaya.
Police last night were still
unable to confirm if the body
SEE page 11


Father of three dies
in traffic accident
* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas recorded its 39th traffic fatal-
ity when a father of three became the latest
motorist to die as a result of a road accident
yesterday morning.
Police say that at about 7.50am Thursday, a
man travelling east on Marshall Road in a green
Hyundai Accent collided with a woman motorist
driving a blue Jeep Liberty travelling west. The
crash occurred near Pastel Gardens.
The driver of the Hyundai Accent reportedly
received significant injuries and died at the
scene. While authorities have not released the
deceased's name, Tribune sources identified
him as 37-year-old Milton Morris, a father of
three.
Reportedly, his wife Tanya Morris was driving
behind him in another vehicle, and witnessed the
crash. The other driver is said to be in hospital in
serious condition.


Election court:
immigration
official produces
documents he
had said did not
exist in his dept
N By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE Assistant Director of
Immigration produced docu-
ments to the election court yes-
terday, which a day earlier he
had said did not exist in his
department.
O-e Lambert Campbell appeared
c tt a G before SoenrAr Justice -Ani-ta
Allen and Justice Jon Isaacs at
the beginning of the court's
morning session, and provided
documents on Manani Taylor,
Sr a Jamaican national who
e allegedly voted in the Pinewood
constituency.
On Wednesday when Mr
SCampbell said no documents on
Mr Taylor existed in the
Department of Immigration,
PLP lead counsel Philip "Brave"
Davis strongly objected to this
assertion. He said that Mr Tay-
lor had been picked up and
detained by Immigration before
being put in the Detention Cen-
tre and deported to Jamaica.
.... S-nior Justice Allen had
instructed Mr Taylor on
= Wednesday to return to his
office to review the matter
before returning to the court
yesterday.
"My lords, the file has been
U found," said Mr Davis on Mr
Campbell's arrival at the court
yesterday.
Senior Justice Allen agreed
to allow Mr Davis time to
tg review the documents and Mr
Government Highstuden Campbell was discharged. He
was told by Senior Justice Allen
that if he is further needed, he
taken to hospital after fight Mr Campesl apohogised, he
taken to hospital after fight will be advised. Before leaving.
Mr Campbell apologised to the
0 By KARIN HERIG court for his "tardiness" on
Tribune Staff Reporter Wednesday. Although he had
kherig@tribunedmedia.net been subpoenaed for that day,
he did not show up in court until
CONCERN over escalating violence among a court clerk telephoned him.
schoolchildren was once again raised yesterday He had said at the time that the
when a Government High student was taken to request to appear escaped his
hospital after being injured in a fight on his way attention.
home. Counsel for BEC Oscar John-
Officers from The Grove police station yesterday son Jr also appeared to update
confirmed that a Government High student was the court on the forwarding of
injured in a row with other students in an area information to the PLP legal
known as "The Gulf", which runs parallel to the team that was requested by sub-
Tonique Williams-Darling highway. poena. On Wednesday, infor-
Police said that no arrests had been made in this maton was only provided on
out of the 159 names on the
case, but investigations were continuing. Petitioner's list. Mr Davis had
Details were still sketchy at press time. complained to the court that he
According to an 11th grade Government High had great difficulty securing a
student, who wished to remain anonymous, the meeting with BEC. Written
fight broke out as the school children were v .lking analysis was also on some of the
through "The Gulf" towards a bus stop near Town
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National Insurance Board hit by


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Seven to 10 female employees reportedly lodged complaints with the police


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
ALLEGATIONS of sexual harass-
ment at the National Insurance Board
have resurfaced once again with new
claims indicating some female employees
reportedly made formal complaints with
the Royal Bahamas Police Force against
a high ranking male official.
According to a source within NIB, sev-
en to 10 female staff members reported-
ly lodged formal complaints of alleged
sexual harassment with the RBPF
against the NIB official earlier this week.
Kenneth Russell, Minister responsi-
ble for National Insurance, confirmed


that he was aware of numerous allega-
tions of sexual harassment levelled at
the official.
While he said he had no knowledge of
these complaints being lodged with the
police, Minister Russell said he.knew of
four sexual harassment complaints being
investigated internally at NIB against
the same individual.
During an interview with The Tribune
yesterday, Minister Russell said that
about three months ago these investiga-
tions began with "one or two" of them
now completed.
When asked what, if any, action had
been taken against the embroiled official
as a result, the Minister said all female
employees under the manager's watch
were supposed to be transferred pending
the findings of the investigations.


He said that while he was not respon-
sible for the "day-to-day" operations of
NIB, he could not confirm if these steps
were carried out.
Minister Russell added that even
though NIB is investigating the claims
internally, it was within the complainants'
rights to go to the police to lodge an offi-
cial complaint.
Complaints of sexual harassment, vic-
timisation, unfair promotions, "curry
favour" and dictatorship against the offi-
cial have plagued NIB for months.
In July, disgruntled employees claimed
morale was dangerously low and that
working for the official in question was
equivalent to working "in hell."
In early September, approximately 100
angry workers staged a walk-out at NIB
headquarters on Baillou Hill Road,


prompting Mr Russell, who is also Min-
ister of Housing, to convene a general
meeting for employees to air their griev-
ances with NIB and union officials pre-
sent.
Two months later, employees claim
that despite the Minister's assurances to
address employee grievances in due
course, things at the National Insurance
Board remain unchanged.
Some feel that the official in question
is being protected by senior officials at
NIB.
Yesterday Minister Russell contended
that all employee concerns have been
noted and soon will be addressed.
He could not give The Tribune a time-
line, only saying he has given his word
and "at the end of the day, (the results)
will be seen."


BAHAMAS TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE

Concerned institute staff 'reassured'

by ministry intervention on campus
DISGRUNTLED staff at the "half-baked". They said repre-
Bahamas Technical and Voca- "We are encour- sentatives from the Public Ser-
tional Institute say they are aged by this vice Union and the Bahamas
"reassured" by ministry inter- by Union of Teachers had met staff
vention on the troubled cam- week's develop- to hear individual grievances.
pus. ments because Later, BTVI manager Dr Iva
A senior human resources Dahl, permanent secretary Ena
official from the Ministry of they show the Garraway, senior ministry
Education is now at the insti- ministry is taking human resources official Ethrice
tute to help resolve outstanding Cooper, and BPSU official
issues among staff. tiUS SCe OUSly. C a B official
issueste among staff. tiseio sly.- Godfrey Burnside met in a bid
Yesterday, mathematics lec- to resolve wide-ranging prob-
turer Levardo Pratt said: "Itto resolve wde-ranging prob-
should not have had to get to of a senior official. In addition, lems.
this point for people to take four or five workers in the reg- One staff member told The
notice, but now that the min- istrar's department were con- Tribune: "We are now watch-
istry has turned up, it is an cerned about their own posi- ing the situation carefully to see
encouraging sign. It seems they tions, claiming a promise to take if this meeting brings hard
are actually taking it seriously." them on as full-time staff had results.
Last week, Mr Pratt and oth- not been met. "We are encouraged by this
er aggrieved staff claimed that As a result, ministry and week's developments because
BTVI "lacked structure" and union representatives met BTVI they show the ministry is tak-
that staff morale was danger- bosses earlier this week in an ing this seriously.
ously low because of several attempt to thrash out problems "It seems there is an end in
human resources issues. between administration, teach- sight."
Some claimed their status at ers and other staff. However, if grievances were
the institute had never been Meanwhile, BTVI officials not dealt with, it was likely that
regularised, leaving them with- denied staff claims that the insti- staff would again stage a placard
out pension rights. tute lacked a proper structure, demonstration, as they did three
They called for the removal describing them as "untrue" and weeks ago, the source added.


o In brief

SNassau Music
Society season
starting on
November 23
NASSAU Music Society's
2007-2008 season gets under-
way on Friday,
November 23,
with a piano
recital by
Gabriel Bita
and Masako
Narikawa at
the Dundas
Centre for the
Performing
Arts.
The pro-
gramme of
works by Schubert, Schumann
and Beethoven will be repeated
on Saturday, November 24, at
St Paul's Church Hall, Lyford
Cay.
Both events start at 8pm.

Conference on the

environment to be

held in new year
A CONFERENCE on the
Bahamian environment is to be
held in the new year.
Its aim will be to share scien-
tific knowledge of Abaco and
the environment generally.
The conference, to be held
in Marsh Harbour between
January 3 and 6, 2008, will fea-
ture several presenters, includ-
ing Dr David Campbell, Diane
Claridge, Dr Craig Layman, Dr
John Durban, Dr Charles Kwit
and Allison Higgins.
More information is avail-
able from Friends of the Envi-
ronment at 242-367-2721.
Church board to present
I Golden Oldies Dance
St George's Anglican Church
Usher Board has announced that
it will present a Golden Oldies
Dance.
The event will be held at the
British Colonial Hilton Hotel on *
Friday, November 16 at 7pm.
There will be door prizes and
other surprises; the organiisers
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PM signs order
for duty free
importation
of goods to
storm victims
PRIME MINISTER and Min-
ister of Finance Hubert Ingraham
signed an Exigency Order yester-
day authorising the duty free
importation of goods for the relief
of those impacted by Tropical
Storm Noel.
The order is in effect for Acklins,
Cat Island, Crooked Island,
Eleuthera, Exuma and the Cays,
Long Cay, Long Island, Rum Cay
and San Salvador.
"Claims for goods under the
order must be certified by the
Director of the National Emer-
gency Management Agency
(NEMA). Farming industry and
fishing industry claims must be cer-
tified by the director of Agricul-
ture and the director of Fisheries
respectively," said a government
notice.
It said the importation of goods
under the order will only be per-
mitted between November 15, 2007
(yesterday) and March 31, 2008.
Goods declared duty free under
Schedule A, Part A of the order
are:
Building materials
Electrical fixtures and materi-
als
Plumbing fixtures and materi-
als
Household furniture, furnish-
ing and appliances
Farming industry items declared
duty free under Schedule A, Part B
S of the order aire:
Supplies for the reconstruction
and repair to greenhouses, includ-
ing plant sleeves, timers, plant pots
and soil-less growing media for
plant growth
Supplies for the reconstruction
and repair to poultry houses
Supplies for the reconstruction
and repair of irrigation systems
*Nursery stock for the re-estab-
lishment of fruit orchids
Items required for fencing
Fishing industry items declared
duty free under Schedule A, Part C
of the order are:
*Galvanised sheeting and other
materials used in the construction
of fishing habitats
Fishing boats
S Fishing gear and apparatus


MP aims for those in



West End trailers to be



moved by mid-December


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

MP FOR West End and
Bimini Obie Wilchcombe is
working towards having all of
those currently housed in trail-
er homes in West End moved
out by mid-December, he said
yesterday.
The MP was giving an
update on the status of the
community of 41 persons in his
constituency, for whom he per-
sonally took over financial
responsibility in late Septem-
ber after the government had
sought to have them evicted
despite providing rent-free
accommodation for years.
Kenneth Russell, housing
minister, had issued an evic-
tion notice for September 28
calling for the people to leave
the government-owned trailer
homes where many of them
had been living since hurri-
canes Jeanne and Wilma
destroyed their residences
three years ago.
SMr Russell cited the fact that
the accommodation, which was
only supposed to have been
temporary, now houses some
persons who were never vic-
tims of the hurricane.
He also said the trailers are
in poor condition, and cost
thousands of dollars per month
in utility bills.
However, Mr Wilchcombe
called the government a
"vicious villain" and claimed
that the government had not
given his constituents reason-
able warning before the evic-
tion notice.
He offered to personally
ensure that they could stay in
the trailer homes for an
extended period of time.


Yesterday Mr Wilchcombe
said that he believed four more
families have since moved out
of the area, leaving 13 children
and seven or eight adults.
"We're getting there," he said.
Meanwhile, his Grand
Bahama office is working with
the remaining families to
ensure they move on by mid-
December.
He said that while he had a
commitment from Mr Russell
that the completion of govern-
ment housing for some of the
remaining persons is a priority,
it will likely not be the case
that they can make a direct
transition.
"What we're hoping is that
over the short period of time
that they'll be able to stay with
family and in the long term,
the medium term, that the
homes will be completed," he
said.


PSDU officials seek heads of agreement

on ground transportation issues


Previously Mr Wilchcombe
had admitted that the question
of why the persons had not
been re-housed under the PLP
government was a "valid" one.
He said the fact of the matter
was that the former govern-
ment had been "over-
whelmed" by the size of the
disaster wrought by the two
hurricanes.
In September when describ-
ing his position on the matter,
Mr Russell had stated that the
community was costing $5,000
in water bills and $2,000 in
electricity bills per month.
Mr Wilchcombe said that
while he was getting "some
support from some people" in
footing the bill, he was "pretty
much" now personally respon-
sible for the costs.
One of the factors involved
in the issue is the fact that the
land on which the trailers are
sited belongs to the Ginn Com-
pany and needs to be returned,
so that it can continue con-
struction of its resort.
Mr Wilchcombe said he has
high hopes that the Ginn
development will soon bring
much needed relief to the res-
idents of West End.
"My hope is that the anchor
property of Ginn can really get
into full operation and we can
see some construction going
on and more opportunities can
be provided," he said.
The MP suggested that find-
ing employment is one aspect
of what has been holding back
some of those living in the trail-
er homes.
"I think people don't appre-
ciate that for almost 30 years
we've had no economic activi-
ty down there.
"If you weren't a fisherman
fishing the waters everyday or
in Freeport looking for jobs,
you didn't have much oppor-
tunity."


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* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
PUBLIC Service Drivers Union officials are
asking the government to table a heads of agree-
ment on ground transportation issues that would
allow the country's taxi drivers to have more con-
trol over their business.
Richard Johnson, president of the PSDU told
The Tribune that he has been lobbying successive
governments for 10 years to get the country's
leaders to follow through on the matter.
Presently any Bahamian making a living as a
taxi driver has no value in terms of negotiating a
loan from a lending institution, Mr Johnson
explained.
He noted that during the FNM's former time in
office, they amended the Road Traffic Act
enabling lending institutions to use taxi franchis-
es for collateral purposes, thus making it easier for
taxi drivers to acquire loans from banks.
However this amendment did not include a
specific figure and has not eliminated the frus-
tration many taxi drivers experience when
attempting to secure financing from banks, the
PSDU president said.
"This present administration, during its first
watch, amended the Road Traffic Act to allow for


the taxi franchise to be used for collateral pur-
poses but they never recognized a value.
"We've requested that the government recog-*
nise a value of a minimum of $100,000, that would
really give us some economic clout."
Mr Johnson said that the Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation is prepared to support the initiative by
the union but endorsement from the government
is needed to make it a reality.
Mr Johnson also blasted the current adminis-
tration for as he put it failing to fulfill its
many promises made upon coming into office to
several disenfranchised groups.
He said the FNM made promises to taxi drivers,
the hearing impaired, and the Sea Hauler vic-
tims but have yet to live up to their word.
"As the president of PSDU, I am always con-
cerned with the plight of workers in the country.
What we've seen more often that not, is that the
government has failed to give support to workers
who are really hurting."
"I'm calling on the prime minister, he was elect-
ed to serve not some of the people, but all of the
people. We are crying out to the prime minister to
bring relief to the suffering citizens that (he has)
been elected to take care of.
"The government has to live up to its commit-
ments and bring relief to these suffering workers,"
he said.


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APPEALS COURT President Dame Joan
Sawyer dipped her oar into the crime debate last
week when, during a case before her, she criti-
cised the Bahamian attitude of "pointing fin-
gers" and blaming easy targets, such as the
courts, for serious and complex social prob-
lems.
She was right on two counts:
The judicial system does not "bear these
people's children, house them, raise them, edu-
cate them and then send them out to do crime."
Therefore, to blame the judicial system for the
increase in the country's violent crime is, as she
says, "stupidity."
However, she quite rightly adds, the justice
system is being brought into disrepute by the
"inexplicable differences" in the sentencing of
serious criminals. This is a very serious problem,
a problem about which the community is great-
ly concerned.
A few weeks ago our librarian suggested
that we look at the file of a certain justice whose
decisions seemed to "make no sense", espe-
cially considering the enormity of some of the
crimes before him. In his opinion, the sentences
handed down by.this particular justice do not fit
the seriousness of the crimes..
A police officer also complained recently
about certain "liberal" justices who appear to
bend over backwards to give the criminal a
break. However, it is about time that judges
and lawyers give some consideration to the
community in which they also live. It is now
the community's turn to get a break.
The court cannot be blamed for producing the-.
criminal, but the court, through the sentencing
of which Dame Joan complains, can be blamed
for encouraging the criminal to flirt with the
idea that given the right lawyer and the right
judge, the sentence will be so light that on the
long stretch, crime does pay. We have been
told that in HM Prison, those awaiting trial
pray to go before a justice they have nicknamed
"Mr Bail."
But as Dame Joan says it is time that parents
take responsibility for their children and how
they turn out.
Today's social and criminal problems can
be laid at the doorstep of the home. There is a
complete breakdown in the family. Principles
and values have been eroded and have crum-
bled. The "thou shall nots" of the Ten Com-
mandments have been relegated to the Old
Testament, no longer to be a curb on the excess-
es of modern living.
During the drug days success was equated
with money in the bank, "rings on the fingers
and bells on the toes." Many oldsters should
recall hearing from a platform many years ago


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the remark of a certain politician: "It don't mat-
ter how I make my money... whether I work for
it or I tief it!"
The late Sir Lynden Pindling, this country's
first prime minister, promised that when the
PLP came to power little Johnny and Susie
would no longer be "hewers of wood and draw-
ers of water", someone would always be around
to pick up after them. Dignity had gone out of
honest work.
This was contrary to our upbringing when we
were taught to respect a job well done no
matter how menial. Our parents had a five-acre
farm on which'all of their six children had their
allotted chores and did a day's work before
they went to school.
At our Belgian convent school, located in
England, during vacation time those of us who
stayed at the school joined the nuns on hands
and knees in scrubbing the floors to prepare
for the new term.
It was great fun. During one very severe win-
ter just after the war when farmers were threat-
ened with losing their potato crops, a national
call went out for students to volunteer to work
on the farms to rescue the potatoes before the
frost set in. A truck would pick us up from
school early on a Saturday morning to do a
back-breaking job and return us covered in
mud as dark was closing in.
For us it was fun. But today's youth would
think us mad.
During the Pindling years, young people were
encouraged to be entrepreneurs a word that
few Bahamians can pronounce correctly.
Speaking to a group of graduates in 1966 on
leadership, our uncle, Eugene Dupuch, QC,
said that everyone for some unknown reason
wanted his son to be a doctor, a lawyer, an
architect or an engineer. Our people had not
learned, he said, that every man and woman
had a capacity for a particular calling and that
every task, no matter how lowly, could be per-
formed with dignity and efficiency by the man or
woman most qualified to do the work.
"If we were all doctors, lawyers, architects
and engineers, who would be left to build the
house designed by the architect?" he asked.
"Who would supply the facilities a surgeon
needs to perform an operation? Who would
keep the lights burning for me to read my law
books? I don't even know how to change a fuse.
I cannot survive in a society where everyone is
a doctor or a lawyer and no one knows how to
change a fuse."
This is where, as a society, we have gone
wrong. Today many of those who haven't the
ability to become doctors or lawyers sit on walls
plotting how to steal from those who have.


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effort to justify their lack ol
voices of others to help their
just how petty the PLP re;
B JOHN MOSS
Nassau,
November, 2007.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I MAKE reference to an
opinion piece written by Mr
Oswald Brown that was pub-
lished in the Nassau Guardian than $500 million over
on the 9th November 2007 than $500 million over t
on the 9th November 2007 five years. A country
entitled, "PLP refuses to five years. A country c
entilede LP refuses to enjoy this level of succe,
accept defeat." government is corrupt an
I perceive that Mr Brown is government is corrupt a
seeking to publicly denigrate manages the people's
seeking to publicly denigrate Mr Brown must either pi
the PLP and distract the public the evidence to substa
from the failures of the FNM his claims or repudiate
administration with a series of claims a e pudiat
misleading statements about claims d iss a publ
the PLP. ogy to the PLP.
Mr Brown further o
I would be remiss if I did not Mr Brown furthe r M
publicly challenge Mr Brown that sincee their May 2
on his ill-conceived assertions, at the polls, however,
In his article, Mr Brown stubbornly refusing to
opined that "it has been slight- defeat and havefbeen co
h defeat and havebeen co
ly more than six months since ing an ongoing camp
the Bahamian people decided frustrate and retard the
that they could no longer tol- being made by Prime M
rate the widespread corrup- the Hon Hubert Ingraha
tion and mismanagement of his Free National Mov
this country's affairs by the team to return good
Perry Christie-led Progressive team to this country."
Liberal Party (PLP) govern- has the government do"
meant and voted them out of would constitute good
power." cnstitute good
I take grave exception to e nen e
these unsubstantiated charges. A government's legia
There is substantial evidence agenda reflects its list (
that the s M hstantil eided orities and the PM beg
that the FNM has presided fixing himself up wit
over arguably the single great- amendment to the Prime
est and saddest economic melt- ister' ension Act.
down in the history of the ister's Pension Act.
Bahamas. Secondly, they ceded
Ho oes a ovr t trol of security at the LP
How does a government a private entity, and th
inherit an economy that they amended the Juan
enjoyed $842 million in foreign by reducing its numbers
direct investment (FDI) in 12 to 9.
2006 alone (highest in our his- hey claimed that this
tory); 7 per cent unemploy- They claimed tht tisin
ment and falling; 4.5 per cent sure would signific
economic growth; 1.7 per cent W ay
inflation and 1.5 per cent GFS Is yne
deficit in 2006; $12.6 billion in
projects at various stages of for the B
development and another $11 rth
billion worth in the pipeline; EDITOR The Tribune.
and unceremoniously suspend, MR Wayne Munroe,
stop, cancel, and review most weighed in on the Amend
of them, including $90 million He obviously lost some
" worth of contracts issued by getting that the amendm
the government, bringing the appears to be speaking on
economy of the Bahamas to a racy that is not a crime.
virtual standstill and increas- What is perplexing is thE
ing unemployment, despair, ing for the Bar Associatio
and fear in just six short Because if he is speaking
months? that, but if he is speaking f
This actually happened in so, especially since other i
this Bahamas over the last six their concerns that they
months. for their opinion as a men
A little known fact is that in Therefore Mr Munroe
10 years, the FNM attracted Association because the m
$1.6 billion in FDI compared to that of Mr Munroe. In
to the PLP's $2.5 billion in five they are in good standing,
years, over $900 million more. when or if the Bar met ii
This resulted in record gov- has recently been passed i
ernment revenue and external Ironically the PLP nor ti
reserves that averaged more lic were not consulted. W


I
he last
cannot
ss if its
nd mis-
iffairs.
produce
antiate
those
c apol-
opines
defeat
mem-
been
accept
nduct-
ign to
efforts
minister
m and
ement
gover-
What
ie that
gover-
slative
of pri-
;an by
h the
eMin-
I con-
IA to
lirdly,
s Act
from
mea-
antly


Lay

improve the administration of
justice, but were unable to pro-
duce the relevant empirical
data to support such a claim
when asked to.
When asked to explain their
plan or vision to improve law
and justice, they lashed out at
the opposition, blaming them
for the high rate of crime.
Challenging the government
to produce the most effective
policies for national develop-
ment is good for democracy.
There is uncertainty over the
government's handling of the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment and the concerns
expressed by the International
Securities Commission
(IOSCO).
It is now November and the
people are yet to receive the
comprehensive anti-crime ini-
tiative promised by the gov-
ernment.
Thus far they have promised
a commission called the Nation
Crime Council. These are
among the salient issues of the
day.
I call on civil society to have
a real talk with the government
on the way forward and tell it
like it is.
It is the policies and quality
of governance provided by the
FNM, and not the PLP, that
are the issues of the day. Edi-
tor, I trust that you will find
in your heart to pardon the
puns.
ELCOTT COLEBY
Nassau,
November, 2007.


vunroe speaking

ar Association?
President of the Bar Association, has
dments to the Juries Act.
Sof his objectivity in his statements, sug-
ients would not make a difference. He
behalf of the opposition. But in a democ-
at Mr Munroe must clarify if he is speak-
in, the PLP or for himself.
g for the PLP then we could understand
for the Bar Association then he must say
members of the Bar who have expressed
were never consulted by the president
nber of the Bar.
certainly is not speaking for the Bar
majority of the members differ in opinion
fact members of the Bar, who said that
,expressed that they did not even know
n conjunction with the Juries Act that
.n the House of Assembly.
he Bar Association nor the general pub-
e believe that this is not true and in an
f cooperation they may have solicited the
ir cause. Otherwise Bahamians would see
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WAY TO GO: Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Hubert Ingraham, left, chats with Secretary to the Cab-
inet Wendall Major as he arrives at the Lynden Pindling International Airport yesterday on his way to
Bridgetown, Barbados to attend the CARICOM Bureau Meeting of Heads of Government.

Boaters and fishermen


called on to look out


for foreign poachers


MINISTER of Agriculture
and Marine Resources Larry
Cartwright called on local
boaters and fishermen to be oi,
the lookout for foreign poach-
ers in Bahamian waters.
Mr Cartwright also
announced that the closed sea-
son for Nassau Grouper this
year would be from December
15 to February 28, 2008. During
this period, catching, possess-
ing or selling the fish is illegal.
"The escalating activity of
foreign fishing vessels during
the time when Bahamian fish-
ermen are not being allowed to
target the Nassau Grouper is
of concern to us all," he said.
"This is a very real problem and
the recent reports of gun fire
being directed towards Bahami-
an fishermen by suspected
poachers, illustrates one aspect
of the seriousness of the prob-
lem."
"Another is the damage
being done to the Nassau
Grouper stocks through thee
aggressive fishing activities
these foreign vessels are known
to engage in."
He said the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force (RBDF) is "the
vanguard" in the fight against
poaching. However, he said,
there are ways that Bahamian
fishermen can help.
"I am asking Bahamian fish-
ermen to continue to provide


*Closed Nassau
Grouper season
from December
15 to February
28, 2008

information on their sightings
of suspected poaching vessels.
These reports should be direct-
ed to either the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force or to the
Department of Marine
Resources," Mr Cartwright
said.
He said what is most impor-
tant is that these reports be
timely and contain as much
information as possible regard-
ing the suspicious vessels and
their positions.
"This information is critical
to the long term success of
enforcement activities,"'the
Sminister.said.. ,
He noted that this year's Nas-
sau Grouper closure is a con-
tinuation of efforts, started in
1998, to provide protection for
the species at the time of year
when it forms large schools in
specific locations of the
Bahamas in order to reproduce.
"This is a most critical period
for the Nassau Grouper as it is
then most vulnerable. It is the


time when these fish are found
in large quantities and swollen
with eggs," he said.
The Bahamas is one of the
last areas where the Nassau
Grouper may be found in any
abundance. Elsewhere in their
former range they are rare and
most of the commercial fish-
eries that once flourished have
disappeared."
He said the result of unre-
stricted fishing of the Nassau
Grouper is well known, and
there is no need for the
Bahamas, "having been enlight-
ened", to repeat the mistakes
of others.
"Bahamian fishermen have
generally supported the gov-
ernment's efforts to protect the
Nassau Grouper stocks. I would
like to thank them for their sup-
port and seek their continued
cooperation. I am aware that
these measures result in a loss
of income as many fishermen
rely upon fishing in the winter.
Without these measures, the
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of no-bid. polit-
ically-driven
contracts which
became the
order of the day when the
"new" PLP was swaggering
in power has seemingly
come to an abrupt end.
Works Minister Dr Earl
Deveaux must be applaud-
ed for his efforts in seeking
to ensure greater trans-
parency in the bidding and
tendering process for gov-
ernment contracts while also
restoring the public's trust
in his ministry.
Outrageously, an indepen-
dent audit by British Crown
Agents, commissioned by
the Auditor General and
issued to the then PLP gov-
ernment nearly a year ago,
revealed that more than 75
per cent of all (Ministry of
Works) high value contracts
awarded by the former gov-
ernment were not put out to
bid.
Further, it was claimed
that contractor selection was
"not done in an open, trans-
parent or fair manner" and
appeared to be on a basis
that had nothing to do with
competitiveness or merit.
According to a published
letter accredited to Dr
Deveaux: "Auditors found
evidence that quality, time-
liness and value-for-money
of contracted works has
been compromised.
"Many staff feel disenm-


powered and disillusioned as
a result of not being fully in
charge of the contracting
process.
Given the lack of compe-
tition. the auditors believe
the Ministry cannot credibly
claim to be managing public
finances correctly," he said.
It is a disgrace that politi-
cal entities in the former
government would have
sought to undermine the rec-
ommendations and good
judgment of trained staff in
favour of showering con-
tracts on party loyalists and
inexpert cronies.
Under the former gov-.
ernment, it appears that
transparency and account-
ability were deserted in
favour of cronyism, nepo-
tism and sheer favouritism -
all rudiments of a Third
World political climate!
Minister Deveaux, and his
government, was correct in
cancelling the abundance of
pork barrel, election season
contracts that were hastily
dispersed before the general
election.
The PLP should be
ashamed as an independent
body, chosen during their
governance, critically deci-
mated their contract scheme
and highlighted that several
of the contractors chosen for
projects were unqualified,
sluggish and sub-standard


workers. Sadly, the appar-
ent giveaway of contracts
under the former adminis-
tration has also led to alle-
gations by homeowners in
government sub-divisions
that there are "massive
structural faults" in their
homes.
There has been such a
litany of complaints about
the quality of construction
of some homes built by the
former government that the
FNM government budgeted
a significant amount for
repairs of such buildings.
ust recently, a resident
of Adelaide com-
plained that the floor
in her home was dropping
away from the walls, which
themselves were cracking.
Allegedly, the former gov-
ernment constructed 30
homes in this area, which
was a site that was unsuit-
able for buildings, particu-
larly since numerous gaping
craters were filled in and,
since construction, homes
appear to be "sinking".
Was this another "bum
job" done by hand-picked
contractors?
Why didn't the building
contractors and/or ministry's
inspectors advise the min-
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Or, were they simply
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for trying to ensure more transparency in bidding, tendering process



finds the remedy for contract ills


While the PLP adminis-
triation was in office, the con-
tract to constIruct ai new
straw market was pegged at
an yvc pippin' $23 million.
* In the eyes of many dis-
ceining B"halmians. award-
ing such a contract was off-
the-wall, particularly since
entire schools have been
constructed for less and also
because there seemed to be
no logic behind such a hefty
deal.
The new government was
right to cancel what
appeared to be a loaded con-
tract!
Dr Deveaux's efforts to
establish a Contractors
Database, with listings of
competent contractors and
building firms, has been a
giant leap towards ensuring
an equitable bidding process
that is free of favouritism.
The Ministry of Works'
rotation system, if success-
fully administered, will pre-
vent one contractor from
obtaining a plethora of pub-
lic works conti acts, with con-
tract awardees being rotat-
ed out of the bidding pool
to make way for contracts to
be fairly distributed to other
capable companies.
Hopefully, the database
can also be made available
to members of the public
who seek builders to con-
struct apartments and other
enterprises, but are regular-
Sly shafted by dishonest con-
Stractors.
W while the works
minister says that
he's not currently
pressing for the government
to require contractors to
lodge performance bonds for
public works in excess of $1
million when amendments
to the Contractors Bill are
finally completed. 1 think
that Bahamas Contractors
SAssociation president
:Stephen Wrinkle has a point
in lobbying for the proposed
policy.
Mr Wrinkle argues that
requiring performance
bonds would complement
the Bill's intent to license
Bahamian contractors in the
work categories and contract
size for which they qualify.
In his efforts to reform his
ministiv and the bidding
process, Dr Deveaux must
also initiate internal investi-


During the PLP's vote of no confidence in the
Speaker of the House, Elizabeth MP Malcolm Adder-
ley was again an invisible man.
For several months following the May 2 elections, it
has been speculated that Mr Adderley will walk the
floor and officially join the FNM. In the run-up to the
election, Mr Adderley's nomination was noticeably
held up by his party. I, like many others even in his
party -- thought that he would be relegated to the
political wilderness. Surprisingly, he won his seat and
I congratulate him.
The Elizabeth MP's party allegiance has been in
question since he opted to remain as chairman of the
Bahamas Gaming Board. Mr Adderley has also been
rumoured to have felt snubbed by the PLP during
their time in government, as he was never given a
ministerial post even though Alfred Sears held two
posts, as both Minister of Education and Attorney
General.
It is also speculated that Mr Adderley felt that he
was not supported by his.party during the election
campaign.
Malcolm Adderley's absence must have left for-
mer PM Perry Christie feeling deeply insecure, because
if the Elizabeth MP was to take the long walk across
the floor of the House, all of the PLP's court actions
would count for naught.
Is it that Mr Adderley was conveniently absent
because he didn't want to vote against a Speaker with
whom he would soon share allegiance?
When PM Hubert Ingraham was recruited to
become leader of the FNM, it was exclaimed that "the
eagle had landed.". This time, if Malcolm Adderley
abandons the PLP's sinking ship, new meaning will
be given to the Bahamian maxim "bush crack, man
gone!"


nations to rid his ministry of
any corrupt employees who
might be subject to bribes
and may even be on the pay
roll of certain unscrupulous
contractors who use them
for inside information and
to give favourable accounts
of the progress of any public
works.
It appears that the days
when crooked contractors
could get away with shoddy-
work but continue to get a
free ride on the taxpayers
hog from one big contract to
another, due to party affilia-
tions, may be coming to an
end.
Dr Deveaux is a man of
substance and stands above
the ministerial fold, and he
and his team deserve kudos
for his initiatives.


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Bahamas and US


* By Lindsay Thompson
A PRIORITY of the endur-
ing relationship between the
Bahamas and the United States
is the conclusion of a Prolifera-
tion Initiative Ship Boarding
Agreement to combat the rise
of weapons of mass destruction,
said newly appointed United
States Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Ned Siegel.
During a ceremony at Gov-
ernment House, Governor Gen-
eral Arthur Hanna accepted Let-
ters of Credence from US Presi-
dent George W Bush, accrediting
attorney and businessman Ned
Siegel as Ambassador of the
United States of America to the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
The Governor General also
accepted the Letter of Recall of
former US Ambassador John
Rood, whom he said served in
the Bahamas with distinction.
He said he was confident that
Ambassador Siegel's tenure
would prove productive in fur-
thering bilateral cooperation
between both countries.
"I gladly accept your commit-
ment to further strengthen Unit-


ed States/Bahamas relations in
many areas inclusive of illegal
drugs, illegal immigration,
defending human rights, advanc-
ing democracy, and anti-terror-
ism," the governor general said.
Ambassador Siegel alluded to
the close and productive bilater-
al partnership that exists between
both governments, including the
joint efforts to combat narcotics
trafficking through Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT).
"We have made significant
strides in these areas. The estab-
lishment of the mega ports and
container security initiative pro-
grammes in Freeport has made
important progress in our joint
efforts," the governor general
said. He noted that the Bahamas
was particularly appreciative of
the most recent demonstration
of the joint partnership the
United States' assistance follow-
ing Tropical Stdrm Noel.
"We are confident that your
pledge to utilise your business
expertise to advance trade and
investment between our two
countries will promote econom-
ic opportunities and provide link-


to partner in
ages between our business com- the ambassador said
munities," the governor general eration is vital to c
said. He added that the Bahamas terrorists and
appreciates efforts that the US weapons proliferati
Embassy team has made through adding that the I
its promotion of literacy and Bahamas took imp
reading in Bahamian schools and in the past two ye;
that the country welcomes the lishing the Mega po
mutually beneficial academic tainer Security In
exchanges which have been fore- grammes in Freepo
shadowed. "'To expand our
Ambassador Siegel acknowl-
edged that both countries enjoy a
close and productive bilateral
partnership rooted in the many T
direct ties. "The Bahamian and
American people share a com-
mitment to the values of democ-
ratic governance, the rule of law,
and respect for human rights,"
he said. "It is these values,
together with our common inter-
ests and geographic proximity
that make the Bahamas one of
our closest operational partners
in the Western Hemisphere." is
"My Embassy will also con- Is
tinue to support the operational
partnership between the Royal *
Bahamas Defence Force and the
US Coast Guard to deter the ille-
gal migration, which, in fact,
affects both of our countries,"


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i. "Our coop- to combat the threat of prolifer- efl
defeating the ation of weapons of mass an
preventing destruction, we look forward to to
ion," he said, finalising a Proliferation Initia- de
US and the tive Ship Boarding Agreement," he
portant steps Ambassador Siegel said. pl
ars by estab- The US Ambassador said he pe
orts and Con- intends to use his business expe- en
itiative pro- rience to promote expanded vic
rt. trade and investment between B,
joint efforts' both countries. "One of the most to


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fective ways to ensure security
d stability in the hemisphere is
promote economic prosperity,
velopment and opportunity,"
e said. The Ambassador also
edged to support the flow of
ople and ideas by ensuring the
ibassy's consular section pro-
des first-rate visa services for
ahamians and vital assistance
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Papa's directions take us along the road to
Hardensburg. We spend five days on that fine,
dusty road. There are even bridges over some of
the creeks. Little groups of people and animals
pass, but they're all hurrying west, driving pigs,
cows, and even a flock of geese down the mud-
dy track. "Where are they going?" I ask.
"Out to the prairies," Moses says. His face is
sad as he watches them go, but he kicks up Pearl
with his heels. I guess he's given up on his
dream.
Mr. Cottland's tin tub seems a long way back.
Our clothes are muddy, my hands are blistered
from holding the reins, and our supplies are
running low. One night Moses shoots a hare and
we feast on rabbit stew, but the next day we're
back to johnnycake again. When I scorch our
supper, Solomon weeps for Mama and Louisa
joins in. Even Sandy whimpers, but I don't let
myself cry. Once I start, I might never stop.
Six days from Shawneetown, we finally burst
out of the woods. I'm so happy to see the open
sky, I don't notice the steep hill until the mule
breaks into a trot. The wheels rumble and slide
on the dry ruts. "Slow down!" Moses shouts.
He's up ahead on the mare.
"Whoa!" I yell, and pull back on the reins.
The wagon bucks and lurches. "We're going
too fast!"
Solomon and Louisa scream, the puppy yips;
and Moses slides off Pearl, grabbing Sadie's bri-
dle as she canters past. She jerks her head and
drags him along. "Grab the brake!" Moses yells.
Louisa and Solomon lean back on the wood-
en brake, but their spindly arms aren't strong
enough to stop the clattering wheels. I haul on
the reins. "Moses, let go! She'll crush you!"
He turns, lunges for the wagon, and catches
the brake. His eyes bug out like a grasshopper
and he braces his body against the wheel just as
an ox cart lumbers toward us. It fills the whole
road. "Watch out!" I scream.
Sadie swerves to the side. The wagon scrapes
a tree and nearly tips over. Sadie squeals and
kicks, caught in the traces.
.Louisa and Solomon are wailing but safe. I


run to Moses. He crouches in the road grip-
ping his ankle, his face streaked with axle grease.
"The wheel ran over my foot. Find Pearl," he
moans.
The mare is gone, our wagon is wedged
between two trees with a broken spoke, and
Moses is badly hurt. I stare at my brother. If I
touch his bleeding ankle, will I make it worse? 1
bite my lip. Moses is the oldest, the one who
takes care of us. If he can't walk, how will we go
on?
I feel like giving up, but someone shouts,
"Hold tight! Help is coming!"
A short, bowlegged man trundles toward us.
He clucks over Moses like an angry hen, then
pokes his ankle. Moses moans, but the man
says, "Not broke; just sprained, with a nasty cut.
We'll help you, lad." He points at me. "Take his
other side.".. .
Moses drapes one arm over my shoulder, the
other over the man's, and we lift him up. I turn
toward our wagon, but the man shakes his head.
"Put him in my cart. Cabin's just down the
road. Martha will fix him."
Is this man safe? Never mind; we can't worry
about that now. Moses sits in the back of the
cart, his leg propped up, while the man and I
back Sadie out from between the trees.
Solomon yanks his thumb from his mouth.
"The devil!" he cries, pointing at the man.
"Solomon! Don't be rude." But I see what he
means. Everything about the man is red: his


bushy hair and beard, his shirt and cheeks, even
his suspenders.
The man laughs. "Don't worry, lad. I'm just
old Henry Smith. Martha and I will get you
out of this fix."
The wagon works, in spite of the broken
spoke. We find Pearl just beyond the oxcart, her
eyes wild, her ears flat against her head. The
white circle on her nose, which gives Pearl her
name, is smudged. "Easy, girl," Moses calls. I
hand him the reins, and he keeps a tight hold as
Pearl trots after the cart.
"We're going the wrong way," Louisa says
suddenly.
I look down at her, surprised. "Aren't you
smart!" I stroke her hair. "Don't worry. We'll
get back on the trail as soon as Moses feels bet-
ter."
The Smiths' cabin sits at the-edge of the
woods. A little field of. tobacco grows in the
hollow at the foot of the hill. The shiny green
plants zigzag around the rotten tree stumps.
They make me think of Papa's corn that never
came up right.
Mr. Smith whistles and a tall, bony woman
with big hands comes to the door. A smile lights
up her face. "You poor young ones!" Her voice
trills up and down as she fusses over us. "What
a lovely surprise!"
Having Moses hurt doesn't seem "lovely" to
me. When Mrs. Smith pulls off my brother's
boots, 1 cover my mouth. His foot is caved in


where the wheel rolled over his ankle. Mrs.
Smith cleans his foot and wraps it in a poultice.
"Hold onto my boots," Moses says. I clutch
them to my chest.
"Do you have willow bark for his pain?" I
ask.
Mrs. Smith's eyebrows shoot up. "What a
clever girl. Who taught you about healing?"
"Mama," I say, and then clamp my mouth
tight. How could I be so dumb? I'm shaking
inside, but I can't let on. We're about to do
the most dangerous thing of all: stay in a
strangers' home-without Papa's letter to keep
us safe. And it's all my fault.

(Continued on Tuesday)
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Illustrations copyright 2007 C. B. Mordan
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FROM page one
was that of the missing Kenneth Lightbourne,
45.
Assistant Supt Loretta Mackey, assistant press
liaison officer, reported that the body was dis-
covered at around 3.45pm on Caravel Road off
East Sunrise Highway.
Ms Mackev said that police are unable to say
whether the body is that of Mr Lightbourne.
'We know that Kenneth Lightbourne is miss-
S ing, but because of the .advanced stage of decom-
position we cannot definitely say at this time
whether it is a male or female," she said.
SKenneth Lightbourne was reported missing on
Monday by family members when he failed to
return home on Saturday evening after leaving
work around 11.45pm.
Mr Lightbourne's vehicle a Mitsubishi
Eclipse, license number 67 was discovered in the
parking lot of the RND Plaza on Monday. It is
believed that blood was found inside the vehicle.


When The Tribune arrived at the scene around
5pm, several police vehicles and a hearse from
Restview Memorial Mortuary were at the scene.
A portion of Caravel Road was cordoned off
with crime scene tape to prevent access to
motorists.
Several of Mr Lightbourne's co-workers at
Zorba's Restaurant and close friends arrived
shortly afterwards to see if in fact the body was
that of their missing colleague.
The body was removed from the scene around
6pm by hearse and taken to the morgue at Rand
Memorial Hospital,
Ms Mackey said that the police are appealing to
members of the public to assist them with they
investigations.
"We are appealing to members of the public to
contact the police at 350-3107/8 or 911 if they
had seen something that would have been suspi-
cious when Mr Lightbourne would have left
work," she said.
This Grand Bahama death brings the number
of homicides up to 65 for the year.


FROM page one
Centre Mall.
The llth grader told The Tri-
bune that fights are breaking out
with alarming frequency in the
"The Gulf" area, which is used
as a short-cut by students.
He said that students fight
amongst themselves, but are
sometimes also attacked by
young adults living in the Yel-
low Elder Gardens community.
The 1lth grader said that the
level of violence escalates with
every fight and he is afraid that
a student is going to get seri-
ously injured or killed one of
these days.
"These students come to
school armed. They have knives
and all kinds of weapons," he
said.
An administrator at Govern-
ment High said although he was
unaware of yesterday'.s ~ig e
knows of the problems stein-
ming from the "The Gulf."
He explained that in the past
students from Government
High walked along the highway
to and from school, but that they
were often heckled and experi-
enced other difficulties along
that route.
In recent years, he said, more




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High student
and more students have been
using the short-cut parallel to
the highway, which has led to
"The Gulf" becoming a prob-
lem area.
"Police are aware of it and I
guess they are trying.their best,
but it's difficult," he said.
In the two months since
schools reopened after the sum-
mer bi i-. a number of students
have been hospitalized from
serious injuries suffered during
fights that occurred either on or
near school campuses.
In the space of a week, two
high school students one from
AF Adderley Junior High
School and one from Cl Gib-
son Senior High School -
became the victims of a knife.
" A biology teacher at RM Bai-
e' Senior High School was
also targeted by two male stu-
dents.


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Copperfield
FROM page one
questioned at least one
employee of the private island
- a native of Fort Lauderdale.
The employee reportedly
worked as a food and equip-
ment deliveryman on Musha
Cay.
Last month a 21-year-old
woman alleged that Copper-
field had raped her during her
stay on his private island of
Musha Cav.
The woman did not report
the rape in the Bahamas, nor
did she go to the police until
she returned home to Seattle,
Washington.
Immediately after the alle-
gations became public, Cop-
perfield issued a statement,
vehemently denying the alle-
gation that he sexually assault-
ed a woman in the Bahamas.
Mr Copperfield's lawyer
David Chesnoff said in a state-
ment on the weekend that the
allegation is "100 per cent
false" and that he and his
client deny it in the strongest
possible terms.
"It is important these alle-
gations be put into perspec-
tive," the statement said.
"An unidentified woman
has made serious allegations
against David Copperfield.
Although authorities have not
revealed her identity to us, we
know these allegations are
false because David Copper-
field has never forced himself
on anyone."


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LOCAL NEWS


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documents provided to Mr
Davis commenting on whether
or not people lived in Pinewood.
This was described as "disgust-
ing" by Senior Justice Allen.
Mr Johnson confirmed that a
meeting did occur with the PLP
legal team on Wednesday, with
some information being provid-
ed to them and parameters
being established surrounding
what is desired by the PLP side.
A deadline of 3pm today has
been set for the production of
the remaining information, and
Mr Johnson expects this dead-
line will be met. Mr Davis told
the court he was satisfied with
the progress in this matter.
Danielle McKenzie, a voter


in question, testified after the
court was advised on those mat-
ters. She said she lives on
Guinep Street with her mother
and has lived there for three
years. When it was suggested by
Justice Isaacs that she use the
large subdivision map, with the
boundaries of the Pinewood
constituency drawn on it, Ms
McKenzie pointed to an area
outside of the constituency.
FNM Lead Counsel Michael
Barnett also concluded his
cross-examination of Patrice
Cleare, an assistant in the
Pinewood constituency office,
following Ms McKenzie's testi-
mony. Mr Barnctt raised a par-
ticular issue with Ms Cleare's
declaration in an affidavit that
she did not know voters, such
as Warrick Moss and Nikeya
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I -


Cleare among others -
although in court she said that
she did. Ms Cleare said that this
was an "oversight" and there
was only a short time to prepare
the document.
Akaha Knowles, a secretary
in the PLP Pinewood con-
stituency office, who lives on
Avocado Street in the con-
stituency, was another witness
who gave testimony yesterday
about several voters of whom
she has personal knowledge.
Marlo Gardiner, who she said
she knew from the neighbour-
hood and used to live four hous-
es back from her, moved a year
ago to Malcolm Allotment. This
area is in the Kennedy con-
stituency, she claimed.
Ms Knowles further told the
court that she went to primary
school with Kcndal Seraphin -
who according to investigator
John Munroe's testimony may
be a Haitian. She said he used to
live two houses down from her
in Peardale. Mr Scraphin, she
claimed..moved from his resi-
dence, which she admitted was
in. the Pinewood constituency,
last year September. She said
she has been informed that he is
now in Elcuthera where he went
for employment.
Mr Barnett questioned why
Ms Knowles did not ask
Seraphin directly where he lived
when she saw him after the elec-
tion, during his cross-examina-
tion. She admitted to having
seen him during her evidence-
in-chief. Ms Knowles said she
was not aware that he was a
challenged voter at the time.
The court only heard testi-
mony during the morning ses-
sion yesterday as Mr Davis
asked for time to assess the case
after a "fast and furious" week.
Indicating that the trial is mov-
ing closer to conclusion, Mr
Davis informed the court that
he is likely to conclude the Peti-
tioner's case by next Thursday,
with it extending to the
following Wednesday at the lat-
est.
The case adjourned to Mon-
day at 10am.


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THE Royal Bahamas Defence
Force has announced to boaters
there are two designated HF SSB
channels on which officers can be
contacted.
The two frequencies are 3.786
MHZ USB, and 4.125.
"Additionally channel 16 dis-
tress and calling are monitored
24 hours at the RBDF Coral Har-
bour Base/Harbour Unit and by
all patrol craft. Mariners are
advised that the VHF radio has a
range of only 25 miles," said a
release.
For those who have satellite
phones, the RBDF also has a
satellite contact number 001
8717 647 15526 which is moni-
tored around the clock.

Police official
criticises lab in
Woolmer case

* KINGSTON, Jamaica
THE lead police investigator
into the death of Pakistan's crick-
et coach said Thursday he has no
confidence in the state-run foren-
sic lab that reported finding lethal
amounts of a pesticide in Bob
Woolmer's stomach, according to
Associated Press.
Deputy Police Commissioner
Mark Shields, testifying at an
inquest into Woolmer's death,
said the government's Forensic
Science Laboratory is in need of
vast upgrades after years of
neglect.
"Its standard of equipment,
procedure, processes and securi-
ty are not anywhere near the lev-
el I'd like to see," Shields said.
Shields also questioned the
findings of Fitzmore Coates, a
senior forensic officer at the lab
who detected lethal amounts of
the pesticide cypermethrin in
Woolmer's stomach and in urine
and blood samples taken from
the late coach.
Independent tests recently
completed on Woolmer's stom-
ach samples found no traces of
the potentially deadly cyperme-
thrin, casting doubt on the earlier
findings.


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TR I BU N E


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
THE Bahamas is seeking
a "goods only" Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with the European
Union (EU), something The
Tribune was yesterday told
the Europeans were
amenable to, with the min-
ister of state for finance hav-
ing attended a critical meet-
ing on the trade deal in
Brussels last week.
Zhivargo Laing, who has
responsibility for trade mat-
ters, confirmed yesterday
that he attended a minister-
ial meeting, featuring all
ministers responsible for
trade from the 77-nation
strong African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) group,
that was held in Brussels.
He was accompanied by
Simon Wilson, the Ministry
of Finance's directoriof eco-
nomic planning, but
declined to discuss any
SEE page eight


New vessel to double




Briland trip capacity


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMAS FERRIES, the
inter-island ferry transportation
company, has contracted for a
new vessel to replace the Bo
Hengy that is double the latter's
passenger capacity, ensuring it
will no longer be "leaving sig-
nificant numbers of passengers
behind" during peak demand
periods.
Khaalis Rolle, the company's
chief marketing officer, told The
Tribune yesterday that the new
vessel, which has been called
the Sea Flight during its pro-
duction, although it has yet to
be officially named, was likely
to be delivered to Bahamas Fer-
ries in August 2008.
It was likely to enter into full
service, on the route from Nas-
sau to Spanish Wells, Harbour
Islands and Governor's Har-
bour in "late summer, early


* Bahamas Ferries contracts for 350-seat Bo
Hengy replacement, set to arrive in summer
2008
* Company warns fuel surcharges to be
imposed on passengers from November 26,
as oil now more than three times price
when company formed
* Working with government on plan to
reconfigure Potter's Cay dock


fall", and with a 350-seat capac-
ity it will be more than double
the Bo Hengy's 177 seats.
"Customer demand for Har-
bour Island has gone up, and in
peak periods we're leaving sig-
nificant amounts of passengers
behind because we don't have
the capacity," Mr Rolle said.
"Now, we're doubling the
capacity and adding to the com-
fort level. It's a larger vessel,
far more state-of-the-art and far


more luxurious. In this case,
we're going to be experimenting
with a business class, first-class
concept."
Meanwhile, Mr Rolle said the
surge in global oil prices had
forced Bahamas Ferries to
impose a fuel surcharge on pas-
senger tickets from November
26,2007, onwards.
With oil prices now over $90
SEE page seven


Government


'intends' to hold


BTC discussions

Signs privatization deal with
Bluewater possibly back on track


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


THE Government is intend-
ing to have discussions with
Sthe bidder for a 49 per cent
stake in the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny (BTC), the minister of state
for finance telling The Tri-
bune yesterday that talks may
have happened while he was
abroad on government busi-
ness.
In what some may interpret
as a sign that the BTC privati-
sation is back on track,
Zhivargo Laing said the Gov-
ernment at least intended to
meet with Bluewater Com-
munications Holdings, and
may already have done so and
begun talks with them.
"There were some discus-
sions that have to be had in
relation to some things," Mr
Laing said. "I know the inten-
tion is for that to happen."
He added that he was
unsure if discussions between
Bluewater and the Govern-
ment had already been held,
as he had been away on gov-
ernment business, and the
matter would have been han-
dled by the Office of the
Prime Minister.
Bluewater had endured a
more-than five month wait to
hear from the new FNM gov-
ernment on whether it wanted
to proceed with the BTC pri-


vatisation, and its $260 million
offer that had been agreed in
principle just before the for-
mer Christie administration
demitted office.
Philip 'Brave' Davis, Blue-
water's attorney, had previ-
ously told The Tribune that
his clients were "keen" to con-
clude the privatization and
acquisition of a 49 per cent
stake in BTC, and had not
pulled out. Instead, they were
waiting to hear patiently from
the Government as to how the
process could move forward.
Bluewater had initially been
prepared to pay $255 million
for a 49 per cent BTC stake,
the Christie government hav-
ing held out for $250 million.
An arrangement was worked
out where Bluewater would
pay $220 million upfront, a
further $35 million after a five-
year cellular monopoly'
expired, and a final $5 million
in the sixth year for $260 mil-
lion.
That price was double the
amount offered by Bahama-
Tel, the leading bidder in the
failed 2003 privatization
process.
The fact that the Govern-
ment and Bluewater are at
least inching towards resuming
talks will encourage long-time
privatization advocates to
believe that the protracted 10-
year saga to sell BTC to a

SEE page nine


John S George flagship



store '97% complete'


Set for December 5 re-opening, as

QBC exits phone card business


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
JOHN S G E ORG E'S flagship Palmdale.
store is "97 per cent complete" on its refit
and remodelling, The Tribune was told
yesterday, and should be re-opened on
December 5, 2007, to join the three Lyford
Cay-based stores that were re-opened on
Monday.
Andrew Wilson, John S George's own-
er and president/chief executive, said the
company had received an "exceptional
response" to the opening of the John S
George, ACE Hardware and Radio Shack
outlets at the Lyford Cay Shopping Centre.
Once the Palmdale refurbishment was
completed the company would turn its
attention to the John S George stores at
Cable Beach and the Harbour Bay Shop-
ping Centre.
Meanwhile, Mr Wilson said his Quality
Business Centre (QBC) retail chain, once


the largest seller of pre-paid phone cards in
the Bahamas by volume, had exited that
line of business one month ago.
He said; "We gave all our kiosks to the
salespersons who operated them, so we're
totally focused on our retail, non-card,
enterprises."
Explaining the decision to exit the phone
card market, Mr Wilson told The Tribune:
"As BTC brought more vendors into the
market, I foresaw the erosion of the mar-
gins, and made a determination, having
crossed the bridge with John S George, to
put all our focus into that and survive or
perish by it."
Mr Wilson, a retail entrepreneur,
acquired John S George last year from the
investor consortium put together by former
Freeport Concrete chief executive Ken
Hutton. Apart from QBC, he also owns
the Radio Shack franchise for the
Bahamas, and through Quality Apparel,
also owns the formats 1999 Broadway,


Fashion Avenue, Saxs, El-squire for Men,
and Just Kidding.
He told The Tribune yesterday that
since taking over the business, the John S
George store at Independence Drive had


SEE page nine


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H. GARLAND EVANS
AN INNOCENT MAN STANDS
FOR JUSTICE

In 1998, Business entrepreneur H.
GARLAND EVANS was investigated for
alleged "wire fraud of faxing inaccurate
financial statements". The FBI
investigated these charges and found
the Government could not charge Mr.
Evans with the wire fraud of financial
statement. The final ACTUAL charge
presented against Evans on June 4th,
2002 was "receiving a letter dated July
3rd, 1997 via facsimile from his supplier,
MM of PDI, regarding the status of Jagar's
account receivable". The term "lulling"
(Lulling meaning making someone "feel"
safe when they are not) was put forth
to the District Court of Dade County and
Evans was summarily charged, one day
before the statute of limitations expired.

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urden


of


information


overload


Where is the wisdom we
have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge that
we have lost in information?
Where is the information
that we have lost in data?
TS Lewis

T HE poet TS Lewis
knew a hundred
years ago that wisdom fol-
lows a defined path. It is
derived out of knowledge,
which is derived out of infor-
mation, which is in turn
derived from data. Not much
has changed since then,
except that the sheer amount
of data and information has
increased exponentially. Wel-
come to the age of informa-
tion overload.
When I grew up in the
1960s and 1970s, information
was hard to come by. It was
expensive, at a premium and
only available to the few.
You either had to join a
library or use somebody's
research facilities. When
reports were made available
they were costly and only in
written form.


experts had better informa-
tion than us (known as infor-
mation asymmetry). What
the Internet has done is bril-
liantly democratise informa-
tion and shift the advantage
from the few to the many.
Anyone can become an
'expert' in a short time,
including myself.
However, it is a double-
edged sword. We have
become addicted to informa-
tion. We now need to find
out what is the first, the best,
the cheapest, the fastest, or
the lightest, and we spend a
lot of our time doing it.
Recent IDC research


"Recent IDC research
found that the average
office worker spends up to
25 per cent of their time
researching online. This is
unproductive time at best,
and time wasting at worst."


SIn the last 20 years, since
,the, Internet digiial reyolu-
fion. ,, ni h Iiri1, str.iIniL has
happened. Information
exploded exponentially, and
now the Internet is awash
with a huge amount of infor-
mation on every conceivable
topic. Today, we are plugged
into a 24/7 global economy
with constantly expanding
content.
Stephen D. Levitt and
Stephen J. Dubner, in their
book Freakonomics, talk
about how the Internet has
levelled the playing field as
far as information is con-
cerned. Before the Internet,


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it's impossible to deal with
this barrage of information. It
is more information than we
can possibly process. And the
speed just seems to keep
increasing.
And here is the paradox.
When you have a glut of
information, its value
plunges. We have become
useless at managing this
abundance of information.
The more choice you have,
the more confusion reigns,
often leading to paralysis.
Just ask somebody recently
diagnosed with cancer. It is
so hard to tell what informa-
tion is useful, which is inher-
ently biased, and which is
downright incorrect.
It is hard to keep track of
all this information, as we
haven't been trained to
process it. Filtering data, and
reducing it to a manageable
state, is going to be one of
the key differentiators
between those who find suc-
cess in business and those
who don't.
Research has shown that
information overload causes
among other things, stress,
ill-health, anxiety, confusion,
frustration, self-doubt,
reduced attention span, poor
decision-making, less ability
to think clearly, increased 4_ _
tendency to make mistakes,
overconfidence, and analysis
paralysis. '
Yet despite these symp-
toms, we still hoard informa-
tion and become information
junkies. In fact; more infor-
mation is bought, never lis-
tened to, or read than ever
before. We have developed
a mentality that we should
buy it "just in case" we need
it in the future. And what
happens, of course, is that the
material just languishes in
some storage unit or cup-
board.
One of the ways we com-
pensate for information over-
load is that we tend to latch
on to the first bit of informa-
tion we find. We grab what
information we can, usually
the first thing that comes
along, the first chapter, or a
summary. This can give us a
false sense of security, and
often leads to the danger of
drawing conclusions from
incomplete information.
Often we give up and don't
complete the exercise at all.
We procrastinate, postpone,
and fail to draw any conclu-
sions at all in the mistaken
belief that we are going to
look at it again later.
So what to do? Well, there
are a few things that you can
do. You'll need to read next
week's column to find out.


NB: This column is avail-
able as an eBook at
www.antipreneurship.coni
Mark draws on 20 years of
top level business, marketing
and communications experi-
ence in London and the
Bahamas. He is chief oper-
ating officer of www.ezpze-
mail.com, currently lives in
Nassau, and can be contacted
at markalexpalmer@mac.com
Mark Palmer. All rights
reserved


Business


Sense


fo '*aiha thhe average-office:
Swrker spends up to 25 per
cenht of their time research-
ing online. This is unproduc-
tive time at best, and time
wasting at worst. And we
have to somehow fit it into
our regular schedule at work
and home. We end up hav-
ing less free time; we are
working harder, rushing from
place to place-and living a
more stressful and compli-
cated life. Time poverty is
now one of our biggest com-
plaints, and our addiction to
information a primary cause.
We spend more and more
time researching, and this
puts more pressure on multi-
tasking. The line between
work and play blurs as we
run out of leisure time.
Add to this the increased
complexity of the technolog-
ical tools that we now use.
Most of us now have com-
plex pdas, phones, and multi-
function devices that require
more of our attention every
day to manage.
There has been a subtle
shift from information being
a scarce resource to our
attention now being the
scarcest resource. Our atten-
tion is what marketers are
trying to get at in an increas-
ingly saturated and noisy
space. And they now do this
increasingly online through
e-mails, eBooks, eZines,
newsletters and blogs. There
is a phenomenal amount of
content generated everyday
by Internet marketers, and it
is virtually impossible to keep
up with it.
According -to recent
research, across the planet
over 60 billion e-mails and
14 billion instant messaging
chats take place every day.
Look at your e-mail inbox
and see how many more e-
mails you get today than you
did just a few years ago. We
are literally bombarded with
unsolicited information, and


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Fiscal deficit up to $23.2m


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government's fiscal deficit for the
first two months of its 2007-2008 financial
year rose to $23.2 million, compared to a
$0.4 million surplus achieved for the same
time last year, as recurrent and capital
spending rose by 4.1 per cent and 25 per
cent respectively.
Reporting on monthly economic devel-
opments for the month of September, the
Central Bank of the Bahamas said that
while total government spending for the


Credit growth declines, as economy's expansion 'moderates'


months of July and August 2007 rose by
7.7 per cent, revenues declined by 3,4 per
cent, driven by a 5.4 per cent fall-off in
tax receipts.
Government revenues and grants fell
3.38 per cent to $205.7 million, while cus-
toms duties for July and August 2007 fell
by 1.42 per cent against 2006 compara-
tives to $82.9 million.
Meanwhile, to no one's great surprise,
the Central Bank said there were indica-


tions that "the expansion in the Bahamian
economy moderated somewhat during
September, amid a levelling off in foreign
investment inflow and tourism activity".
It added: "The Bahamian economy is
expected to maintain a moderated growth
profile through the balance of this year,
supported by stable domestic demand and
ongoing construction activity.
"However, additional pressure will be
exerted on external reserves, based upon


expectations oftbontinuing higher oil prices
and increased imports related to the sea-
sonal build-up in inventories."
As at end-September 2007, the Bahami-
an external reserves stood at $471.31 mil-
lion, some $86 million down on the previ-
ous year's $547 million comparative. Yet
the September 2007 figure was still some
$19.4 million up on the 2006 year-end posi-
tion.
For the first nine months of 2007,


Bahamian dollar credit growth was 10 per
cent lower at $471.9 million, compared to
the previous year. Mortgage and consumer
credit growth dropped by $35.4 million
and $26.2 million respectively, to
$219.8 million and $143.2 million, respec-
tively.
For September alone, private sector
credit growth fell by more than 40 per
cent to $49.8 million, as growth in mort-
ages and consumer credit dropped by
8.3 million and $8.4 million respectively to
$14.7 million and $24.4 million respec-
tively.


Questions on



tourism ad

A CARRIBEAN tourism advisor has questioned
whether an island featured in a recent Bahamian Min-
istry of Tourism advertisement is actually located in
this country.
Don Nausbum, in an e-mail sent to The Tribune, said
the ad, which appeared in the October 2007 issue of
Air Canada's inflight magazine En Route, has been
questioned on the website www.carribeantraveladvi-
sor.info
According to the website, the Bahamian tourist
board said it believed the photo to be of Frozen Cay.
However, the article said: "We have not only deter-
mined that this photo isn't of Frozen Cay, it isn't Sandy
Cay or any other cay in the Bahamas."
The article said Bahamian tourism appeared to be
using an image of a tiny sandy island, densely covered
in palm trees in their latest promo
However, the article said: "Well, it's certainly not
from the Bahamas, which sports mainly low lying isles
sparsely covered with pine trees, and the occasional
palm. Aha......where was the image taken? My guess is
that it is either a photo composite, or an image from
either the South Pacific or the Maldives.
"So if a picture tells a thousand words, I'm not sure
what the message is in this case, except perhaps to cau%
tion that in the digital age, you can't always believe
what you see."


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Through all of the investigation and allegation, Evans kept his public persona intact,
focusing on the growth of his many businesses, downplaying or ignoring the false
allegations and unproven facts that were charged against him. He played a key role in
the Families'successful businesses, operated by his children, Tiffani Evans, President
of Prime Bahamas which continues to flourish and newly developed successful
venture, Nautilus Water run by his son, Jason Evans, President. Throughout all of
the decades of business, The Evans family continues to be a successfully operated
Bahamian organization. This testimony is demonstrated through their commitment
to each other and their continued growth within the business community.

INDICTMENT

On June 4th, 2002 he was charged with "Lulling" on 3 counts. February 1st,
2003 a trial was entered on a discovery basis only. (A discovery trial allows the
Defendant to cross-examine the prosecution's witnesses) only, it does not allow
the Defense to give evidence, submit evidence, present witnesses) or testify). On
February 3rd, 2003 the verdict was returned guilty, however the Judge did not
make a decision on whether or not to let the charges stand as stated, to change
the Jury verdict or dismiss the case. The Judge on this case allowed H. Garland
Evans to return to The Bahamas and permitted him to travel around the world,
conducting his business and personal commitments. Evans was released on
bond, with his own integrity, which is highly unheard of in Federal based cases.
This act was a testimony of faith by the Judge on behalf of Mr. Evans' character
and integrity. On August 20, 2004, 18 months later, the Judge dismissed 2 of
these 3 counts ; only one "Lulling" charge was formally presented due to the
response of the fax document by the company's comptroller. If there was no
response to this fax document, this count would have also been dismissed.

TRIAL

Evans' commitment to clear his name was demonstrated by meeting the guidelines
requested by the Judge during the entire trial and continues to this date. During
the trial, the Judge did caution the owners of the Company (PDI) alleging the
charges that their testimony could be used at another date on Insurance Fraud
charges and/or Perjury. There are also two key items that the discovery trial did not
address which relate to (1) the failure of the prosecutor to call a key witness to give
evidence which may have cleared Mr. Evans of culpability and, (2) it is alleged that
the company may have sought to obtain insurance coverage after becoming aware
of Jagar's financial troubles which may not have been disclosed to the insurers.

VERDICT

After the verdict was handed down on February 3rd, 2003, Evans
immediately filed an appeal to the Appellate Court. On November
16, 2006 the Appellate Court denied the appeal and a motion was
filed by Evans to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Washington, DC.
April 20th, 2007 the key witness that was not called by the Prosecution to testify
during the initial trial, signed an Affidavit and presented evidence
that exonerates Mr. Evans, this presented Evans the opportunity to
file a motion for a new trial pending the decision of the Appellate Courts.
The new evidence could only be presented in a new trial.
On October 29, 2007 the Supreme Court of Appeals in Washington,
DC decided against hearing the appeal, at which time, Evans was told
that he had until the 16th November, 2007 to surrender to Maxwell AFB
in Montgomery, Alabama to start serving the sentence. Following the
announcement, on October 29th, 2007 the Motion for a New Trial was filed
and recorded the US Government has until December. 7th, 2007 to respond.

SENTENCING

A maximum sentencing of 18 months was handed down to be served; 11 months at
an Air Force.Base and 4 in home confinement, assuming a new trial is not granted.
This AFB has no bars, fences or locks and all inmates live in barracks, like the military
personnel and have access for further education at college and recreational activities.
At a new trial the evidence contained in an Affidavit by a new
witness will seek to establish that evidence was concealed that
the owners of the company my have committed insurance fraud.

RELEASE

H. Garland Evans will continue to pursue every means to have the new evidence
presented to the courts to clear his name entirely. After 9 years of legal battle,
and a pending sentence to serve, with evidence at hand to clear his name, he
continues to hold the utmost integrity in the business community and will not stop
until his name is cleared from this charge. His innocence will be proven and his
attorney and the Judge hold legal documentation to this fact, as they anxiously
await a new trial. Evans is supported by his family, friends and legal counsel
who await the news from the US Government if a new trial can be obtained
and if granted a request for immediate release during trial will be requested.
H. Garland Evans would like to thank all of his suppliers, clients, customers, associates,
staff/employees and friends for their kindness and support throughout and during
this long process. He wishes the very best to everyone during his short absence


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 & Sewerage Systems.
* 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


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Development
Bank (BDB) and other agencies
charged with developing this
nation's small business sector
must become "fully autonomous
and independent" from partisan
politics, a private sector repre-
sentative yesterday saying that
their current financial predica-
ments provided an ideal oppor-
tunity for reform.
Marlon Johnson, the Small
Business Association of the
Bahamas' executive vice-presi-
dent, said it was "way past the
time" when the BDB, Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), government-
sponsored venture capital fund
and government loan guarantee
programme should be consoli-
dated into one.
He again suggested that they
be merged into something called
the Bahamas Small Business
Agency, which would effectively
provide 'a one-stop shop' for
everything required by small
businesses, start-ups and entre-
preneurs, including capital and


hi V \TTER OF SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LIMITED

(IN LIQUIDATION) *

AND

4N 'HE MATTER OF THE BANKS & TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATIONS ACT, 2000

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1992


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


S li i rcJlitos of the above-named Company are required, on or before 31st
InuIal\ 2008 to send their names and addresses and particular of their
d it; 0lf claims: and the names and addresses of their attorneys (if any) to
,i. Rul\nmon!d L. Winder, the Official Liquidator of the said company at
......l k.'acL West,.Centrville, P.OQBox N 7120, Nassau, Bahamas. The
S!.Ji!.; : may be required by notice in writing from the said'Official Liq-
Ut ,:':l :F. b their Attorney or personally, to come in and prove their said
Ji ( sro claims at the office of the Official Liquidator at such time as shall
I. r-;, iiid in such notice, If in default thereof they will be excluded
': !i, bencit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.


Raymond L. Winder
Official Liquidator


Financial predicaments

provide ideal opportunity for

reform, with private sector

executive again calling for

consolidation into Bahamas

Small Business Agency


support services.
Speaking in the wake of the
BDB and BAIC financial state-
ments being tabled in the House
of Assembly, Mr Johnson said
the issues exposed by audits of
both organizations could possi-
bly be used by the Government
as a reform opportunity and con-
solidate all the agencies into one.
The BDB's 2006 external
audit, performed by accountants
Moore Stephens Butler & Tay-
lor, reported: "The liquidity
position of the bank, and the
continuing deficits, indicates that
the bank will require equity
injection from the Government
of the Bahamas if it is to con-
tinue as a going concern."
The BDB sustained a $3.331
million loss for the year to
December 31, 2006, a more than
five-fold increase on the previ-
ous year's $627,210 loss. At the
year-end date, it had just fixed
assets of $55.761 million, which
were worth just $117,105 more
than the BDB's liabilities of
$55.644 million,
Since its incorporation in
1974, the BDB had run-up an
accumulated deficit of $25.741
million through consistent losses.
On the BAIC front, in 2002
the agency lost $942,942, fol-
lowed by a $1.6 million loss in
2003, an increase of $670,624 or
71.12 per cent.
In 2004, the net loss decreased
from $1.614 million to
$812,596.
The agency's assets at year-
end 2004 stood at $2.468 million,
while its total liabilities inclu-
sive of some $12.082 million in
advances frpkgQhe,.-G C eCrc .1
stood at $13.742 mil ion.
BAIC's liabilities then exceed-,
ed assets by $11.273 million, and
with an accumulated deficit of
$22.214 million, it is insolvent
without financial injections from
the Government.
Mr Johnson told The Tribune
yesterday that while all govern-
ments had been "well-inten-
tioned" towards the growth and
development of Bahamian small
businesses, and a number of ini-
tiatives had "shown some suc-
cess over the years", the
Bahamas now had to look at
doing things differently.
"Based on the models that


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work elsewhere, we are way past
the time when we should con-
solidate all these small business
programmes and create the
Bahamas Small Business
Agency," Mr Johnson said'.
He added that apart from just
providing capital and financing
to Bahamian entrepreneurs, this
agency also needed to provide
essential support services such
as marketing, accounting, busi-
ness planning and management
support.
"To give money to a small
business ain't enough," Mr John-
son added, explaining that many
entrepreneurs often only pos-
sessed an idea or dream in their
head, and had little management
or operational experience when
it came to running a business.
"What we do not need is to
have so many different entities
addressing the same end, Mr
Johnson said.
"I don't think we've seen the
required level of co-ordination
and imagination that can really
unleash the type of take-off in
the small business community
that we need.
. "Maybe the policymakers
could use this opportunity to
address the direction they want
to move in in terms of develop-
ment of small businesses, con-
solidate the disparate parts
out there and create a single enti-
ty."
Mr Johnson said that if a
Bahamas Small Business
Agency, or the existing BDB and
BAIC, were to function at max-
imum effectiveness and fulfill
tiffii'anidates., 'partisan- poli-
.tics" had to be removed from the.
agencies and they be run as inde-
pendent agencies.
"What we need to move
towards is making these fully
autonomous and independent
agencies, with a very clear man-
date and a very clear target," Mr
Johnson said.
"We have to figure out a ivay


of making this thing work, an d
making it work properly."
He added, though, that small
businesses and entrepreneurs
should not view financing, such
as BDB loans, as "charity" and
not make repayments as sched-
uled.
Nor should Bahamians view
the losses made by BAIC and
BDB as 'paror the course', Mr
Johnson saying that just because'
they were in a high-risk area -
dealing with and lending to small
businesses it should not auto-
matically be assumed that they
would lose money.
He pointed out that a number
of small business and micro busi-
ness lending institutions around
the world had become self-sus-
taining, if not profitable, and
"with a little bit of imagination"
and assistance from the likes of.
the Caribbean Development Ban
k (CDB) and Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), there
was no reason why BAIC and
BDB could not be set on this
path.
Agriculture and Marine
Resources Minster, Larry
Cartwright, revealed on Wednes-
day just how 'out-of' control'
BAIC had become during Sid-
ney Stubbs' tenure as executive
chairman, with seemingly no
spending controls in place and
costs ballooning, plunging the
agency into huge losses.
Some $1.06 million in out-
standing rent that should have
been collected from business
tenants at the Solider Road Park
Industrial Park lay on the
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation's (BAIC)
books at year-end 2003.
The total rent revenue that
should be collected from the
Solider Road Industrial Park
(SRIP) was $4613973 per annum
at occupancy level, but in 2003
total revenues collected were
only $332,765.
Mr Cartwright added that
despite a suggestion to outsource
the collection efforts, nothing
appeared to happen.
In addition, BAIC's micro
loan facility was "out of con-
trol", with significant breaches
in documentation and overall
administration. a
Mr Cartwright said obviOus
infractionsinclidd:.
No files in place
No documentation f6r items
No assignment of revenue
forms in place
Where they were in place,
the amounts were not collected
Violations of policies regard-
ing purpose and amounts.


NOTICE
The following persons are asked to contact
CARIBBEAN WAREHOUSE &
STORAGE LTD.
in reference to items left in storage.


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Firms improperly licensing



computer software products


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THERE are many companies who are improp-
erly licensing their computer software and not
benefiting from the most cost-efficient way of
installing it on their computer systems, a Bahami-
an information technology professional said yes-
terday.
lan Hepburn, head of Providence Technology
Group, said the issue of computer licensing, while
not "sexy", was very important and something his
company was working to address.
"You realise that people are purchasing soft-
ware, and it is not the lowest-cost option. In any
organisation, you have multiple PCs. So normal-
ly what people do is when they get a new PC, they
have the software reinstalled and that is actually
more expensive than buying a group licence,"
Mr Hepburn said.
He explained that companies such as Microsoft
have options where firms can buy licensing in
groups, which is much cheaper than purchasing
one at a time.
"So when the new PC comes in they are prop-
erly licensed to update it," Mr Hepburn said.
In addition, he said more needs to be done to
prevent issues such as pirating and the reuse of
licensed software.
Mr Hepburn's company hosted a one-day


Microsoft seminar for 70 IT specialists. "Tpday iS
a part of the Providence Group's commitment
and Microsoft's commitment to make sure that
the business community is aware of what is avail-
able," Mr Hepburn said.
"Quite often software is purchased, it's installed
and it is on a desktop, and it really doesn't change
until your computer stops working and some-
thing forces you to move. So today is taking the
opportunity to showcase the in the market."
He said the two software systems which were
introduced yesterday were Microsoft Office 2007
and Windows Vista.
"Microsoft has just released a new version,
Microsoft Office 2007, and it has tremendous
features and capabilities which can save a lot of
time and effort, and allow your work to have a
much more professional feel," Mr Hepburn said.
"Before you would have to send it out to a
professional graphic designer, but the templates
are now available and you can just select them."
In the case of Windows Vista, Mr Hepburn
explained that it was a new operating system for
the PC, focused on ease of use and security.
"As you know it is a very big issue, making
sure your data is protected, to make sure that
someone is not walking into your office gaining
information, or if you have a lap top and it
gets lost or stolen, it can protect against that," he
said.


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Deadline: November 30,2007.


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An established Bahamian Company is seeking a Financial Controller.

Qualifications for the position are:
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Gaming Board.

Requiremnts for the position: -

a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting,
at least five(5) years of aduit experience,
proficiency in Microsoft Office XP, with particular
emphasis on Excel and Access,
good analytical skills,
a knowledge of reconciliation, familiarity with the
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supervisory experience,
ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
a good communication, writing and leadership
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Stall in moves to


create IT association


i By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
EFFORTS to establish an
Bahamas association of
Information Technology.
(IT) providers have tem-
porarily stalled, The Tribune
was told yesterday, although
there was still a strong need
for the field to be profes-


qualifications of a particular
person whether they have
been reliable, what their
track record is, and what
types of job they are suitable
to do.
It would also provide a
valuable point of contact for
the Government.
"IT is a big part of our
present, and it will be a big
part of our future, because
the government will be able
to approach a body that rep-
resents IT professionals, as it
does with accounting pro-
fessional or legal profes-
sionals. To have that one
body, I think that would be
tremendously useful," Mr
Hepburn said.
He added that an IT asso-
ciation would also provide a
great networking opportuni-
ty for professionals who
sometimes remained stuck
at their desks and did not
meet many people in the
field.
It would allow them to
share ideas and socialise, but
more importantly give them
the ability as an organisation
to negotiate with large com-
panies, such as Microsoft,
CISCO or IBM, to get dis-
counts or training.
"It is really about organis-
ng ourselves in such a way
that says to the rest of the
world that we are serious,"
Mr Hepburn said.


sionally organisied.
Ian Hepburn, head of
Providence Technology
Group, said the group had


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)



NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION CONFO
(MER TRES PROFONDE NORD) LIMITED

SCreditors having, debts',;oor olaims against the
above-named Company are required to senid
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.



NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION CONGO LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.



NOTICE
ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CONGO
(MER PROFNDE SUD LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CONGO (MER
PROFONDE SUD) LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.
Dated the 13th day of November, 2007.
HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


established an interim Board
of Directors, which had been
working on creating a Con-
stitution and the foundation
work needed to start an
association.
Mr Hepburn said it was
hard to pinpoint exactly
what had stalled the effort,
although he added that some
time was inevitably lost dur-
ing the summer months
when many board members
were travelling.
He added that such groups
were often notoriously dif-
ficult to create, particularly
because much of the initial
work was being done by
busy senior IT professionals,
who were volunteering time
from their work schedules.
"There is still a strong
need for an IT association.
There are just so many ben-
efits- that these profession-
als and the Bahamas itself
could gain," Mr Hepburn
said.
For example, he added
that businesses would have
an organisation that could
independently help track the


NOTICE
ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CONGO
(MER TRES PROFONDE NORD) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ESSO EXPLORATION ANDiijPROi CQrIONtONGO IMEIRA TRES
PROFONDE NORDt LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.
Dated the 13th day of Novemeber, 2007.
HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company



NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION CONGO LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, as follows:
(a) ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CONGO LIMITED
is in dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
13th day of November, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.
Dated the 13th day of November, 2007.
HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY
MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION CONGO
(MER PROFONDE SUD) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P. O. Box
N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th
December, A.D., 2007. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007.

Karen Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Still strong need for field to

be professionally organised


Salary will commersurate with qualifications and
expereince.

Please submit resume and copies of all academic
certificates to Manager, Administration & Personnel,
Bahamas Gaming Board, P.O. Box N-4565, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Deadline for submission should be no later than
Friday, November 23, 2007.


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THE TRIBUNE


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 7B


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New vessel to double





Briland trip capacity


FROM page one

per barrel on the major global
market indexes, Bahamas Fer-
ries is imposing a fuel sur-
charge on ticket prices of $5
per passenger and $15 per
vehicle.
"This is the first increase in
a couple of years," M r Rolle
said. "We've just been hit so
hard. We're paying more than
three times as much for fuel
as when we started in 1999.
Then, it was $26 per barrel.
Now, it's $90 per barrel."
The fuel surcharge increases
were set to apply across all
Bahamas Ferries vessels the
Bo Hengy, Seawind and
Sealink. Apart from the Har-
bour Island and Eleuthera
route, the company's vessels
also serve Fresh Creek and
Morgan's Bluff in Andros,
Sandypoint in Abaco, The
Current, and Exuma.
Mr Rolle said the Bo
Hengy's replacement would


be able to carry small roll-on,
roll-off freight. The new vessel
was needed, he added,
because the Bo Hengy was
getting old, with the useful life
of such boats reckoned to be
10 years especially those used
as frequently as it had been.
"We've not fully determined
what we're going to do with
the Bo Hengy just yet;
whether we keep it in the fleet
and use it at peak periods, or
sell it on the open market,"
Mr Rolle said.
He added that Bahamas
Ferries had made "steady
progress" as a company, with
customer numbers growing
and the firm starting to expe-
rience "traction" as a result.
Yet it had now outgrown its
Potter's Cay base in Nassau.
"Overall, the company is
very firm," Mr Rolle said.
"Financially, we're beginning
to see our way clear. This is a
very capital intensive business,
and one of the constant chal-


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, 01NO BIENDICT
VERSANNES of Amos Ferguson Street, New Providence,
Bahamas intend to change my name to GINO BENEDICT
JOSPEH. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

SPURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF:
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of CENTRIL-
LION INVESTMENTS INC., hereby certify that the winding
up and dissolution of CENTRILLION INVESTMENTS INC.,
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dis-
solution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007


Rm nsuant Lumnted




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANTTO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of CASTLE
VIEW HOLDINGS INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of CASTLE VIEW HOLDINGS INC., has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007








NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of WOOD
GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD., hereby certify that the winding
up and dissolution of WOOD GREEN ENTERPRISES LTD.
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dis-
solution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007


sutlants LUmted
LIa


lenges we constantly battle
with is that we have such finite
space from where to operate.
We have outgrown our space
twenty-fold. *
"It's a nightmare at peak
periods, it's a nightmare for
customers getting on and off
Potter's Cay dock, and it's a
nightmare loading vessels,
operating the equipment and
attending to customers."
Mr Rolle said there was "no
other location that is econom-
ically viable right now" for


Bahamas Ferries, but added
that the company had been
working with the Port Depart-
ment and Ministry of Works
on plans to reconfigure Pot-
ter's Cay Dock "so that it
makes sense for all the opera-
tors".
"In the new layout of Pot-
ter's Cay that the Government
has on the drawing board", Mr
Rolle said space was being
allocated to shipping opera-
tors based on their specific
needs.


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

RANGA RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of RANGA
RAYA INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC., hereby certify
that the winding up and dissolution of RANGA RAYA INTER-
NATIONAL HOLDINGS INC, has been completed in accor-
dance with the Articles of Dissolution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007


om RnWts Umited




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MANSION ESTATE INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT.TOSECTION 137 (6) OF .
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MANSION
ESTATE INC., hereby certify that the winding up and dis-
solution of MANSION ESTATE INC, has been completed in
accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.'


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



R m ttts Limited




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of PARK VIEW
HOLDINGS LTD., hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of PARK VIEW HOLDINGS LTD., has been com-
pleted in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



"r" t4 eorolUmltedl"




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of TOWER-
LANDS ESTATE INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of TOWERLANDS ESTATE INC., has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



m wtamts Limited ,
Uq statrV


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MARISSA
INTERNATIONAL INC., hereby certify that the winding up
and dissolution of MARISSA INTERNATIONAL INC., has
been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolu-
tion.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007


m nantumned




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcom Consultants Limited, Liquidator of MAYFAIR
ENTERPRISES INC., hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of MAYFAIR ENTERPRISES INC., has been com-
pleted in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.


Dated the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007



Utank Umed




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

GUTMANN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES
FUND, LTD.
IBC NO.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
NOTICE is hereby given that inaccordance with Section 131 (2) (a) of the
International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, GUTMANN CENTRAL &
EASTERN EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD Is In Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the GUTMAN CENTRAL & EASTERN
EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD. Is required on or before the 18th day of
December 2007 to send their name, address and particulars of the debt or claim
to the liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such claim Is approved.

We, Sterling (Bahamas) Limited, of Second Floor, Ansbacher House, Shrey
& East Streets North, is the Liquidator of GUTMANN CENTRAL & EASTERN
EUROPE (CEE) EQUITIES FUND, LTD.






NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of SEAGATE
INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED hereby certify that the
winding up and dissolution of SEAGATE INTERNATIONAL
INCORPORATED has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution.


Dated'the 13th day of November, A.D., 2007







NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP.
IBC NO. 116276B

In Voluntary Liquidation


NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2)
(a) of the International Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000,
SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP. is in dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against the Sabre Associates Corp is
required on or before the 17th of Dec., 2007 to send their name,
address and particulars of the debt or claim to the liquidator of
the company, or in default thereof they may be excluded fhom the
benefit of any distribution made such claim is approved.

We. Oaklawn Limited of Wickhams Cay 1, PO Box 3085, Road
Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, are the Liquidators of
SABRE ASSOCIATES CORP.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007, PAGE 7B.
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PA(rF RR FRinAY NOVEMBER 16. 2007


Bahamas seeks


only' EPA


with Europe


FROM page one

details of the Brussels meet-
ings, saying he would do so
once briefings had been held
for private sector organisa-
tions such as the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce.
However, a source familiar


with the situation told The
Tribune that while the
Bahamas was pushing for an
EPA that focused solely on
the trade in physical goods
with the EU, the 'market
access component, and the
exclusion of services, the
Brussels meeting showed that
many nations would not meet


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the December 31, 2007, dead-
line for signing the EPA.
The source said: "What
you'll find is the conclusion
from the meeting by. both the
trade ministers and the offi-
cial representatives was that
most regions are not in a posi-
tion to sign by the deadline".
The Tribune was told that
CARIFORUM, the
Caribbean regional body of
which the Bahamas is notion-
ally a part in the EPA talks,
had been ,most advanced in
negotiations with the EU.
Yet the source said: "New
developments came about, so
that the offer CARIFORUM
"made was not accepted by the
EU. Now a counter-offer has
been made by the EU."
This counter-offer was said
to be "a little bit more strin-
gent in certain areas" such as
the timetable for liberalisa-
tion than CARIFORUM
had wanted or expected, forc-
ing its member countries to
regroup to deal with the new
issues that had arisen.


From the Bahamas' per-
spective, the source said: "We
are seeking to advance a
goods-only agreement, which
the Europeans agreed they
are amenable to doing. We
are certainly moving towards
that end, to sign at the end of
the year if at all possible as
part of this effort."
The fact that the Bahamas
is back at the EPA negotiating
table, even if peripherally
involved, has raised some
optimism among the indus-
tries set to be most affected
by the agreement that this
nation will sign up by the
December 31, 2007, deadline
and preserve their duty-free
market access,
Anthony McKinney, presi-
dent of fish processor and
exporter, Paradise Fisheries,
said: "We're certainly very
encouraged by it, and very
optimistic that we will be at
the table and, hopefully, will
be able to sign."
Yet there is still likely to be
concern that the Government


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is pinning its hopes too much
on other countries not meet-
ing the EPA deadline, private
sector representatives having
said previously that the
Bahamas was not taking the
negotiations seriously enough.
There are also concerns
over whether the Bahamas
can actively participate in
negotiations, shaping and
crafting the EPA agreement,
when it has not submitted any
market access or services
offers for inclusion in the
talks.
Hank Ferguson, who is
advising the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce and its glob-
alization/trade liberalization
committee on the EPA, pre-
viously told The Tribune that
this nation still had an oppor-
tunity to participate in the
EPA "very late in the day",
but needed to go to Brussels
with market access and ser-
vices offers.
Prior to his departure, Mr
Laing said he would not be
carrying any offers, but added


that it would be much easier
for the Bahamas to sign the
EPA if services especially
financial services were
excluded from the talks.
"We're here, but we're on
the periphery," Mr Ferguson
told The Tribune of the
Bahamas' participation in
Jamaica. "We're not actively
involved; we're not negotiat-
ing and participating in the
way we need to do. We should
be actively participating in,
shaping and writing the agree-
ment.
"Right now it's already late,
and much of the text is com-
pleted. The services text from
CARIFORUM is now com-
plete."
Failing to secure duty-free
market access to the EU by
not signing the EPA could
add an 8-12 per cent Most
Favoured Nation (MFN) tar-
iff to some $60 million worth
of Bahamian seafoods prod-
ucts going to that continent,
making them more expensive
and uncompetitive on price.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LATOYA PLUMMER-
CHEDDESINGH of ST. ALBANS DRIVE, 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 16th day of
November, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

BALDWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

-*^ (a) BALDWIN INVESTMENTS 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 14th 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 16th day of November, A.D. 2007


Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Liquidator



Legal Notice
NOTICE

BORDEAUX INVESTMENTS LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) BORDEAUX INVESTMENTS LTD. 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 14th 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 16th day of November, A.D. 2007


Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Liquidator


THE TRIBUNE


.s


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ELISHA CLARKE of
Abraham Street, Clarke's Alley, P.O. Box SS-5130, New
Providence, Bahamas intend to change my name to ELIJAH
CLARKE. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY TOUSSAINT
of MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, 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 atwriften and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-4ightdavs from the 16TH day of
NOVEMBER 2007 to theMinister responsible"fo'Taiitonality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice

NOTICE


PROFINIUM INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
6th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Position Available:


HEAVY EQUIPMENT

MAINTENANCE MANAGER



Job Description:
Responsible for the management of all
maintenance activities in Nassau ensuring
all pre\'enhatixe maintenance :andi .heavy
equipment repairs are conducted as' er.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-
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in management of equipment maintenance.


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


Pricing Information As Of: C F A L"
Thursday 15 November 200 7
BISX LISTED & TtADED s ufjIl-'- VF v FORl M BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: C 1 ,2.,0t*/.H-'L-O.0$/ BCMHG 0F.00 / YTD 268.87 I YTD % 1B 86
5ask.I-. ..L.. .:.wSacuriv Prg.ius Close Tcias Cli,.s CIanrg DalE, ..1 EPE D. i PE 't l13
1.66 0.i4 .&,C .lat. .. 1 7 !I IiS in::il ...' 'I'i-,' 1,: ". (.." :
11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.60 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.7 3.45%
9.55 7.86 Bank of Bahamas 9.55 9.55 0.00 0.733 0.260 13.0 2.72%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.048 0.020 17.7 2.35%
3.74 1.65 Bahamas Waste 3.74 3.74 0.00 0.175 0.090 13.6 2.41%
2.62 1.21 Fidelity Bank 2.61 2.61 0.00 5,000 0.051 0.040 51.2 1.53%
11.20 9.81 Cable Bahamas 11.18 11.18 0.00 1.030 0.240 10.9 2.15%
3.15 1.85 Collna Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.208 0.080 15.1 2.54%
6.01 4.03 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.01 6.01 0.00 541 0.426 0.227 14.1 3.77%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.61 6.54 -0.07 0.129 0.050 51.2 0.76%
2.70 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.26 0.00 0.284 0.020 8.0 0.88%
6.50 5.54 Famguard 6.50 6.50 0.00 0.804 0.240, 8.1 3.69%
12.80 12.00 Finco 12.71 12.71 0.00 0.768 0.570 16.5 4.48%
14.75 14.00 FirstCaribbean 14.65 14.65 0.00 27.000 0.934 0.470 15.7 3.21%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 6.04 6.04 0.00 0.359 0.133 16.8 2.24%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.74 0.74 0.00 -0.415 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.05 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
10.05 8.52 J. S. Johnson 10.05 10.05 0.00 0.991 0.590 10.1 5.87%
1000 10 0 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fl~ld4lqOv6r-The-CouLurer Securities
52 .hk-ill 5 -L.... Srr..;I BI.3 t ,* -. L,-si Pri.e : . ,e l EFz I '. . E i311
14.60 14.25 Bar,amaa. SupGri. ar l-.eis 14.6,' 1 .' 1 i',' 1 r 1 11' I 1
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%
"u, ,' :?..:shPi;~,atM4-GortSer eeurittfe'
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.45U 2.750 9.u u.70,u
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4 7.71%
055 0 40 RND Holdings 045 4 055 0 45 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
.. '- aILSX-lwM aMutual Funds
....-. H. .I. .i Fu..3 .. 1A YTC L I f1 r.l.-.t. LII. 1 '-'
1 l 1 it 1 i:.... r.:-,, e, f. r 1.I F.a r. 1 .i 1 118"
3.5388 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.5388**
2.9382 2.4829 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.938214"**
1.2794 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.279370"**
11 8192 11 2596 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11 8192"*
F.iNat^ e SlIiat fli ia.a44i JaOO'2006 34.47%
52wk-H Highost closing pice in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Lvw Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask S Selling price of Collna and fidelity 9 Noveinbor 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-countor price 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Wookly Vol Trading volume of th, prior week "' 31 Oclobol 2007
Change Ch-ange In closing price f -m day t' d.;y EPS $ A company reported oari is r sier s lu tlhe last 12 n ths "" 31 July 2010
Dally Vol Nunlbcl ,of total h.luars hlided to;dy NAV Not Asset Value
DIV $ Nividends p.s share paid ih, hle last i.. itriln ii NIM Not Meaninglul
P/E Cloing rice divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 818/2007
0 : .TO raha &j.;Q tM-A" -AM" g TIN DALL (24?) 394-2503


Positions available at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina:
Sushi Chef
DieselGasoline Mechanic

A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to the
successful candidates. If you are interested in being part of a
dynamic, growing company, please email, mail or fax
Resume to:

Human Resources Manager
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
PO Box 24020
South Bimini
Bahamas
Tel: 242-347-3500
Fax: 242-347-3501
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BUIE IIFDV0


John S

George

flagship

store "97%

complete'

FROM page one

been re-opened, aind an
ACE Hardware store also
opened at the same site.
The strategy is for ACE
Hardware to supply hard-
\\are and building materi-
als, with John S George's
stores establishing a repu-
tation in each of the com-
munities they served as
they key destination for
household appliances and
home furnishings.
Mr Wilson said he want-
ed ACE Hardware to
become "the retail choice
of Bahamians as it relates
to hardware", having
added more complete lines
of building materials to its
product offerings.
"By nature I always
wish work proceeds faster
than it does, but I'm
pleased with the progress
so far," Mr Wilson added.
"We've had our partners
in from AC E Internation-
al. and they've commented
that the changes they've
seen in John S George
over the last three to four
months are more than in
the last 40 years."
The flagship Palmdale
store had received a new
storefront, and while some
finishing work might be
required in the New Year,
Mr Wilson said customer
feedback on the improve-
ments and the Lyford Cay
stores had been positive.
"We're having good
traffic and I'm pleased
with. the sales," Mr Wilson
said of the Lyford Cay
stores.
"We've been working
seven days, around the
clock. With the holiday
season upon us, we don't
expect to resolve all our
challenges with John S
George in one season but
we wanted to make sure
our infrastructure was in
place so custudmers'c6 ild '1 '
see it." '.... ""


Government 'intends'


to hold BTC discussions


FROM page one

strategic partner may be final-
ly drawing to a close. The
process has spanned three
governments, cost more than
$150 million, and involved one
failed attempt in 2003.
Failing to privatise has
also impacted the other
arm of the Government's
telecommunications sector
policy, namely liberalisa-
tion/deregulation. The for-
mer administration
attempted to restrict the
competition offered by
IndiGo Networks, BTC's
only legal fixed-line com-
petitor, and Cable
Bahamas, in order to pre-
serve BTC's value for pri-
vatisation.
Yet this has also deprived
Bahamian consumers of
greater choice, the better
prices competition would


bring, and an improved
quality of service. And all
the while BTC's revenues
and profitability are being
eroded by the likes of
Skype, Vonage and other
Voice over Internet Proto-
col (VoiP) providers.
BTC is now heavily
reliant on its cellular
monopoly to provide the
majority of its profits, and
the five-year monopoly in
this area that was required
to induce Bluewater to pay
the $260 million price is
likely to be one of the
issues up for discussion
between the bidder and the
Government.
While the price looks
good on paper, and the
Bluewater offer seems a
good one for BTC itself,
the five-year monopoly on
cellular may not be so good
for Bahamian businesses


NOTICE


Pursuant to the provision of Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Adt,
NOTICE is hereby given that VALIDEZ S.A.
has been dissolved and has been struck off the
Register with effect from October 17th, 2007.




Margaret Tatem-Gilbert and Lora Kemp
LIQUIDATORS
1 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Centre of Commerce
P.O. Box SS-6289
Nassau, Bahamas




'INDEPENDENT


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and consumers, as it would
take away the benefits -
seemingly from greater
competition.
Bluewater attempted to
get round this by offering
a 'virtual mobile network',
where rival cellular opera-
tors could pay to use BTC's
infrastructure to carry their
own services.


New Providence
1. Vacant lot# 1038
(60 'x 100') -Garden
Hills #3. (Appraised
Value
$35,000.00)
2. .ot 338( 60'x97.24')
w/hse 1,735sq.nfl.-
Arawak Ave Pyfroas's
Addition (Appraised
Value
$137,000.00)

3. Lot #4B, Blk#l
(50'x100') witwo storey
4 units building West
ofFamily St offSoldier
Rd (Appraised Value
$232,000.00)
4. Lot #30 (60'x100')
widuplex (l,686sq.tt) -
Golden Gates Estate #1
(Appraised
$177,305.00)
5. Lots #3 & #4
(50'xllO'), Blk #47
w/duplex & shop
1.532sq. ft.- Forbes St
Nassau Village
(Appraised Value
'S120,000. 00''
6. Lot'40'x3 l00'
(3,933sq. ft.) w/building
(1,428sq. ft.) Sutton
Street & St. Bedes Lane
offKemp Road (Appraise
Value $85,000.00)
7. Lot #171 (100'xl00')
w/two story building -
East St opposite
Deveaux St.
(Appraised Value
$300,000.00)
8. Lot # 120(7,773sq. ft.)
w!house( ,996sq. ft.)
Holly Court Blue Hill
Heights (Appraised
Value$ 150,000.00
Andros
9. Lot (4,344 sq. t.)
w/duplex (1,174 sq. ft)
opposite Batelco Fresh
Creek, Central Andros.
(Appraised Value
$94,640.00)


Among Bluewater's prin-
cipals are ex-Time Warner
executive Roger Ames and
former NTL chief financial
officer John Gregg.
Then there is Andrew
Sukuwaty, chairman and
chief executive of Inmarsat,
the global satellite commu-
nications company. He is a
non-executive director of


UK cellular provider 02,
and former president and
chief executive of Sprint
PCS, one of the largest US
cellular providers.
Another Bluewater prin-
cipal is Carlos Espinal,
chief executive of TSTT,
the national telephone
company of Trinidad &
Tobago.


eRorER'riE
10. Lot#119 (22,500sq.fl.)
w/single story complex
(3,440sq. ft.)- Sir Henry
Morgan Dr. Andros
Beach Colony Sub
Nicholls's Town Andros
I11. Vacant lot 100'xlS0'
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.0")
Grand Bahama
12. Vacant Lot #8 Blk #12
Unit #3 (11,250sq. t.)-
Henny Ave Derby Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
98,800.00)
13. Lot #15,Blk#15 Unit
#3 (90'xl25')- Derby
Sub Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value S23,000.00)
14. Vacant lot #862 Section
# I Freeport Ridge Sub
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appr4ised VYbll,, ,.
,$ 00.00) Y -
15:. Vat lots #1 92& 1 ,' -.
Blk#13, Unil#2-
Lincoln Green
Subdivision Lucaya
Freeport Grand Baha m
(Appraised Value
$80,000.00)
16. Lot #8 Blk#7
(102'xl25')w/hse
1,935sq. t. Montrose
Ln Bahamia West
Replat Subdivision
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
l$10,000.0o)
17. Ten (10) unit hotel
complex on 4.99 acres of
beach front High
Rock, Freeport Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $1.1 million)
18. Vacantlot#5,Blkf31,
Section B Royal
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,000.00)


Abmc
19. Lot#54 D65'x100' wi
triplex foundation-
Murphy Town Abaco
(Appranisl Vale
$27,134.")
20. Lot #6 vacant 2 acres-
FoxTown Abaco
(Appraised Value

21. Lot 3'x I' w/hse
Lord Street Taprum Bay
Eleuthera.
(A lpA Y Value
$45,0-.60)
22. Vacant Lot #6
(14,555sq. ft.)-a half
mile Southward of
Tarptn Bay Eleuthera
(Apprisd Valve
S38,sN.M)
CNohlbl
23.' Lot w/twelve (12)room
motel 1.39 acres-
Arthur's Town Cat
Island (Appind
ViM $1.3

24: One acre beach froni
property w/collage
: 900Nq. kO-Devil's
Point Cat Island

.25.. Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.)
Sw/hse-Matthew Town
lnagua Russell Street
(Appraised Vale
$126,W0.W)


ASSETS


Electronic Eouipment
S (1) 1520 Epson Stylus Color Printer
(1) Whirl Microwave
(I)Tec Cash Register
(1) Facial Machine
(I) Brothers Black & White Laser Printer
(I) Janome Monogram/Embroidery Sewing Machine
(I) Sylvania Tower
Surveillance Camera System
Machinery
(1) Four Burner Stove Electric
(1) Deli Showcase
(1) Chrome Juice Filler
() 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 Itull (1989)
52' Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MV Buddy
47' Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
43' Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (Lady Raine "To
120' Steel Hull Vessel (1978)
58' (1997) Steel Hull Vessel (Bayouside Child)
51' Defender (1981) Equility
122' Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa III,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine. Grand Bahamna


(I) Wood Table (Round)
(I) Marble Table (Rectangle)
fckatl
(I)Facial Bed
(I) Pedicure Set
(2) Pedicure Stools
(I) Ergonomic Task Chair
(3) Maroon Banquet Chairs
Cooler/rrcits
S(1) Two Door Chest Freezer
(1) Oine Door Chest Freezer
(I) Double Door Refrigerator
:' :: .li3:~;.~,:~- I:l;~


(1)03 Dodge Caravan
(1)96 Ford Explorer
(1)97 Dodge Stratus
(1)01 Hyundai It-100 Bus
(1)01 KiaBus 12Seater
,(1)02 Kitchen Trailer
(I) 03,Tpoyota Coaster (!umiha)


COOKING UTENSILS FORKS, SPOONS, POWl. PANS t CUPS
DRY CLEANING sEUIPNINT


The public is invited to submit SeNled bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box N-
3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Finical Controller, faxed bMs wil N*et be nccepled or telephone 327-
5780 for additional infotnation. 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 otters. All assets are sold as Is.

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


* Excellent opportunity

for you to control your

income.

* You are limited only to

your potential
* Flexible hours available

* Excellent commissions

and benefits


* Must have a proven track record in sales

* Professional appearance a must

* Must have reliable transportation

* Ability to meet and adhere to strict deadlines

* Excellent written and communication skills.



Apply in writing to
Sales Representatives

Box PM-1

C/O The Nassau Guardian

P.O. Box N-3011

Nassau


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I Contract Bridge


By Steve Becker


Famous Hand


East dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
NORTH
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TIGER


ACROSS
1 When Uncle's on the plane, this gets
thrown out (6)
7 It gives flighty fellows lofty airs (8)
8 if In the right, makes a
crack (4)
10 Strikein cycle
production (6)
11 Before this, things were so
antedeluvianl (6)
14 Figure the net return (3)
16 Being thorny, can
cause sores (5) -
17 The broad highway (4)
19 Inadvertently dropped an apple core
into the sediment (5)
21 Sally's love to get
Into the fight (5)
22 Apply for the job as president? (3,2)
23 One of the.greatest
trials in sport? (4)
26 Its bound to have
maps in (5)
28 Fare reduced for long distance (3)
29 Like Citizen Kane, a
press tycoon (6)
30 Lady upset by arson out East (6)
31 Poulry In the kitchen
sink (4)
32 Inflationary service? (3,5)
33 Immediate credit
available (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions.
ACROSS:1, St.-ray 6, Stuff 9, R-AI-nbow 10, Sneak 11,
Lbra 12, Groan 13, Bar-one-t. 15,'Tec 17, Anon 18,
N-Eva-da 19, B-ow-ed 20, Dragon 22, Bite 24, Yen 25,
Dear sir 26, CH-air 27, Folio 28, Snaps 29, Torched 30,
Fried 31, Type-d
DOWN: 2, T-ln ca-n 3, Aragon 4, Yak 5, Snort 6, Sol-ace-d
7, Twin 8, For-me-d 12, Ge-t o-n. 13, B-and-y 14, Roman
15, Tax-is 16, Cater 18, Never 19, Boy-hood 21, Re-noir
22, BR-Andy 23, Tip-ple 25, Ditch 26, C-t-E 28, Set


DOWN
1 Funny old fool (6)
2 Like a drinkwith something
fishy In t'(6) .
3 The drinks may be on them (4)
4 Being mean means misery around
the corner (7)
5 As wom, very shortly,
for the ballet (5)
6 Old associates of the Persians, me
boyl (5)
8 Woman's charitable heart (4)
9 Uke a low district inparts
of England (3)
12 Plenty of money to back wihl (3)
13 In cars, they're mostly forward (5)
15 Holly possibly upsets prigs (5)
18 Address some of the electorate (5)
19 Is it almost a toss-up whether he's
sober? (3)
20 A name half nailed up (3)
21 Fathead the Americans see as
pernickety (7)
22 Standard amount of preparation (3)
23 Person employed as a beater? (6)
24 Greek god of cupidity? (4)
25 Relax during a race (In China?) (3,3)
26 A manly advert for getting
on In life (5)
27 Nominal layabout with a posh car (5)
28 The price of caf6 espresso (3)
30 The ship had cast off (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, March 6, Reach 9, Reposed 10, Coven 11,
Circa 12, Habit 13, Wastrel 15, Put 17, Aloe 18, Valise 19,
Regal 20, Spared 22, Leas 24, Tar 25, Riposte 26, Salad
27, Trait 28, Wages 29, Deficit 30, Steed
31, Teeth
DOWN: 2, Amoral 3, Create 4, Hen 5, Local 6, Recital 7,
Edit 8, Cactus 12, Hewed 13, Waist 14, Solar 15, Pines 16,
Tense 18, Valid 19, Related 21, Parrot 22, Locate 23,
Attest 25, Rapid 26, Side 28, Wit


ACROSS
1 Recluse (6)
7 Remembered (8)
8 French cheese (4)
10 Spite (6)
11 Fertiliser (6)
14 Number (3)
16 Helicopter blade(5)
17 Speed (4)
19 Allude (5)
21 Deserve (5)
22 Type of wood (5)
23 Sketched (4)
26 Cutlery Iem (5)
28 Zodiac sign (3)
29 Shed (4-21
30 Insect (6)
31 Aid in crime (4)
32 Capllve (8)
33 Dally (6)


WEST
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EAST
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SOUTH
4AJ
VKQ73
4109865
497
The bidding:
East South West North
Pass Pass 3 + 4 NT
Pass 5 *
Opening lead two of hearts.
Small mistakes are sometimes
responsible for big losses. For a typ-
ical example, consider the accompa-
nying deal played between the
United States and Italy in the 1979
world championship.
The bidding and opening lead
were exactly the same at both tables.
At the first table, with an American
pair holding the North-South cards,
declarer won the heart lead with
'rd my's act, cashed the A-K of dia-
monds" l.di'ce.of spades, then led a
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The

MT Ies
the main
bodyof
L R Chambers
21st
A I I | | Century
A T Dictionary
(1999
edition).
HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 13; very good 20; excellent
25 (or more). Solution tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Hand tool (6)
2 Of the sea (6)
3 Large shrub (4)
4 Roor
show (7)
5 Influence (5)
6 Viper (5)
8 Stain (4)
9 Frozen water (3)
12 And not (3)
13 Excite (5)
15 Wild (5)
18 Open-mouthed (5)
19 Colour (3)
20 Conifer (3)
21 Say In passing (7)
22 Swindle (3)
23 Proper(6)
24 Defeat (4)
25 Wit (6)
26 Inclination (5)
27 Desert's fertile
patch (5)
28 Throw (3)
30 Animal fat (4)


club toward dummy. Unfortunately,
not only were the trumps divided 3-
0, but East also had the A-Q of clubs,
so the contract went down one.
At the second table, the Italian
declarer made five diamonds. He
played the ten of hearts from dummy
at trick one, and it won the trick. This
seemingly inconsequential play
made all the difference in the out-
come.
Declarer next cashed the A-K of
trumps and ace of hearts before play-
ing a spade to his ace. Then came the
king of hearts, both defenders fol-
lowing suit and leaving only the jack
outstanding (which West wa known
to hold).
At this point, South ruffed his jack
of spades in dummy and returned a
trump, compelling East to win the
trick with the queen.
This left East in a hopeless posi-
tion. Whether he returned a club or a
spade, declarer could not lose more
than one club trick. And so, thanks to
playing the ten of hearts from
dummy at trick one, the Italian
declarer succeeded where his Ameri-
can counterpart had failed.
The odds were probably better
than 10-to-l that declarer's first play
from dummy would have no effect
on the ultimate outcomife; tbit this
halpened to be that one time.


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Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK


FRIDAY,

NOV 16

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Anyone who tries to get you riled up
(no matter how easily that normally
happens) will be sadly disappointed.
You're saving up your energy because
you have bigger fish to fry.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You are earthy, sensual and magical
this week, Taurus. Your rivals envy
you, but friends look to you for com-
passion and advice often this week,
especially with important projects.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Don't expect to be very productive at
work this week, Gemini. Your emo-
tions get the better of you and start
impacting your judgement. All will
work out by the end of the month.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've forced yourself to smile and
deal bravely with the situations that
have presented themselves in the
past. Expect to be up for another
challenge, Cancer.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A certain someone has been sending
signals your way, but you don't
know whether to act on them. The
answer is a definite "Yes!" Others
agree to proceed.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You are in need of a hug, Virgo, and
this week presents challenges. Look
for someone who inspires you to pro-
vide some much needed TLC. Who
knows, it could turn into more.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Have you been wondering if some-
one has been thinking about you
romantically? If so, initiate a casual
conversation and ask a few well-
placed questions to find out.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
An unexpected phone call or knock
at the door may be from someone
you've missed, Scorpio. Be bold and
make the first move now before it's
too late.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
A surprise is in store for you,
Sagittarius. However, the exact
day cannot be pinpointed. Be on
your best behavior and enjoy the
anticipation.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
People are unusually drawn to you this
week, Capricorn, and you can't figure
out why. Better check to see if you're
giving off new pheremones or- just a
winning smile.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You've been extremely sensitive to
others' needs, Aquarius. Now is the
time to pamper yourself. A warm
bath and a good read sound like the
perfect plan.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You'll be the happy recipient of hugs,
love notes and tender embraces when
you least expect them. Revel in all of
the attention.


CHSS ObyS eonarolBr


Simon Williams v David Howell,
Hilsmark Kingfisher v Gulldford-
ADC, UK 4NCL league 2006. Wo
of England's best young talents
met and Howell (Black, to
move) has a fine position with
queen, rook and both bishops
targeting the white king. In
positions like this, experts look
to recognize attack patterns
known from previous games.
So Howell analysed Rh2,
threatening Rxg2+, but White
can defend by f3 or Ne4.
Another typical idea is Rhl + so
that if Kxhl Qh3+ (the g pawn
is pinned) Kgl Qxg2 mate. This
fails here because White's queen
guards h3, while 1... Bh2+ is
met simply by Kfl. The non-
sacrifidal Qg4 is good, but
Howell Instead found a fordng
tactic which demolished the


white defences and led to
checkmate. For full solution credit
you also need to find White's best
counter and Its refutation.

LEONARD GARDEN


4-

Chesssolutionk L..Bxg21anad 2 Kxg2Q4+3
IKl Rhi mate. So White tied 2 Rxe5 Qg413Qg3 3B4
Qxg4 h mate


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