The Tribune.
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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 11/20/2007
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Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have no "prime sus-
pects" and have not yet deter-
mined any motives in the mur-
ders of Dr Thaddeus McDonald
and Harl Taylor, Chief Supt
Hulan Hanna said yesterday,
Police reportedly were ques-
tioning several persons in con-
nection with the murders, but said
that it is still unclear if the two
high-profile murders are con-
nected in any way.
Mr Hanna could only say yes-
terday that investigations are con-
tinuing and that police are stillin
the process. of putting all the
pieces together.
"We don't want to pre-empt
anything that we will uncover lat-
er," he said.
While police yesterday contin-
ued to be tight-lipped, specula-


tion about the motive behind the
two brutal slaying was rife on
the streets and on the campus of
the College of the Bahamas.
Despite COB president Janyne
Hodder's warning.to the college
community not to engage in spec-
ulation about the murder of Dr
McDonald, both faculty members
and students yesterday told The
Tribune that they believe that the
murders are connected and that
they are the result of a "love tri-
angle gone wrongg"
Dr McDonald, 59, Dean of thle
Faculty of Social and Education-
al Studies, and well-known
designer Harl Taylor, 37, were
both found dead in their homes
within two days of each other.
The homes of both murder vic-
tims are located less than a quar-
ter mile from each other.
Harl-Taylor a close family
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MEMBERS OF COB staff could not hold back the tears yesterday as they remembered the late
Dr Thaddeus McDonald.

18(JUCSt mnto the death of

Daniel Smith gets underway

MORE than a year since the
death of 20-year-old Daniel
Smith, the inquest into his death
finally got underway yesterday
with six witnesses being called
to give evidence in the Coroner's
'The first witness, Inspector
Albury St Louis, who is attached
to the Criminal Records Office,
told the court that while on duty
on September 11 he received
information that a deceased cau-
casian male was at the morgue
of the Princess Margaret H-ospi-
tal. Inspector St Louis told the
court that he and other officers
went to the morgue where they

met Dr Raju who showed them
the body of a male identified as
Daniel Wayne Smith.
Smith, according to Inspector
St Louis, was wearing a brown
T-shirt with a white T-shirt
underneath and blue underwear
at the time. Inspector St Louis
said that pictures were taken of
Smith. He told the court that the
following day he and a team of
officers returned to the morgue
where they again met Dr Raju
who directed then to Smith's
body, although on t-hat occasion
Smith's body was unclothed,
lymng on a trolley. Inspector St
Louis told the court that the

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date delayed
STribune Staff Reporter
THE likely date of a resolution
to the PLP's legal challenge over
the senate appointments was
delayed even further yesterday
in the Supreme Court after
lawyers disagreed over how soon
the court could make a decision
about what will.be included as
evidence in the case.
At the close of the afternoon
session a December 20 date was
set by Chief Justice Sir Burton
Hall to hear the arguments for
and against a striking out appli-
cation filed by the lawyers for
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.
That application is calling for
the removal of certain paragraphs
of the affidavits filed and the
attached exhibits, including parts
of the written correspondence
between opposition leader Perry
Christie and Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in relation to
the senate appointments.
This would mean that these
elements would no longer be per-
missible as evidence in the chal-
Counsel for Mr Ingraham,
Loren Klemn, indicated in court
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Former Gaining
BOard casino

iRSpector facing
drugs charges
in the US

TERON Fowler, a former

States and charged with importing
and attempting to distribute over
five kilograms of cocaine.
If convicted, Fowler, also
known as "Limey", could face a
maximum penalty of 10 years to
life imprisonment; a $4 million
fine, and/or a sentence of five
years to life under supervised
Court minutes from US Mag-
istrate Judge Robin S Rosenbaum
in Fort Lauderdale stated that
Fowler had no defence counsel
present at his hearing on Friday,
November 16. At that time, he
stated that his family is attempt-
ing to hire Patricia Cassells. The
matter was postponed to Mon-
SEE pae10

Police yet to determine

motives mn killings of

Dr Thaddeus McDonald

and Har Tyor

Sir Burton Hall highlights popular
misconceptions regarding judiciary
Tribune Staff Reporte'r
A NUMBER of popular misconceptions regarding the role of the
judiciary that are frequently publicised through the media were high-
lighted yesterday by head of the Bahamian judiciary, Sir Burton Hall.
Speaking at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce's annual crime
prevention seminar held at the Police Conference Centre at the Roy~al
Bahamas Police Force headquarters yesterday, Sir Burton expounded
on the judiciary's role to an audience of police officers, business persons
ad hte geia iH aso epaie oh iwers and role of the judicial

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Hilton said that Reckley, _I ~~~~l
while in police custody since his
arrest, has had to be taken to
hospital because of his condi-
With this in mind, Hilton
argued that special considera- (
tion should be given to Reckley
by the prison authorities in t
terms of medical treatment.
Chief Magistrate Gomez
ruled that Reckley be remanded
to Her Majesty's Fox Hill
Prison until Novemlber 28 when %
the matter will be heard in court
number 10 on Nassau Street. ~ k=
The Chief Magistrate said /)~ c ~
that the court would make spe- t
cial note on the docket of his ~
need for proper medical atten- co
tion. .5E
The prosecuting officer was,
Inspector Don Bannister.

INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE: Gr~nd Bahama Power Company

Workers set to resume protest

as talks remain deadlocked

"P~e would have liked
for this to end~ before
Christmas, but after three
WCeeS HOtiling fruitful
has come about."

Pedro Edwards,
president of BIEMSU
However, following the change in ownership
the union's priority has now shifted to seeking a
buy-out settlement with management.
After some six weeks of demonstrations, Min-
ister of State Dion Foulkres travelled to Grand
Bahama to, meet with .fthe union an'd manage-
ment to begin talks of conciliation to try and
bring resolution to the issue.
After two days of meetings, Mr Foulkces said he
felt that the meetings ivere heading mn the right
direction in that the parties were again at the
table working to resolve their issues.
The unions had suspended demonstrations to
allow for the mediation, which Mr Edwards feels
has proved fruitless.
"We would have liked for this to end before
Christmas, but after three weeks nothing fruitful
has come about.
"'They want the union to sign -another (labour)
agreerilent which is only part of what we want.
Some workers want out of their contract and
they want to leave and go about their merry way
and our main objective is getting a buy-out set-
"They (management) don't want. to do that
and so we think that we will have to resort back to
demonstrating again. We see industrial action as
the way forward," he said.



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Reckley, a resident of num- Wearing a pair of jeans and a Gomez remanded Reckley,
THIRTY-year-old Quinton ber 265 Nigeria Drive, Flamin- multi-coloured plaid shirt, attorney Gregory Hilton argl
Reckley was charged yesterday go Gardens was led before Reckley stood before Chief that his client was epileptic, a
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FREEPORT Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany workers are expected to res the industrial
action on Tuesday as they say substantial
progress has been made between heunion and
This is despite intervention and mediation by
Minister of Labour Dion Foulkres seeral weeks
ago, according to a union official. I
Pedro Edwrards, president of the Bahamas
Industrial Engineers, Managers arid Supervisory
Union (BIEMSU), reported that riot much has
been achieved in the last three vieks to bring
some relief for workers at the company.
"Time spent in meetings in the 1 st three weeks
was nrot as progressive as we-would have hoped,"
he told The Tribune on M~ond~ay.
"We believe the matter is go'in$ too slow and
we believe that management are tryingg to drag
this situation into the holiday season when c~ople
are looking forward to some nrioney for the
Christmas in hopes of forcing the uhron to sign an
agreement that does not include tlje buy-out set-
tlementt we are seeking for the Workers," said
Mr Edwards. i
Mr Edwaids said that BIEMSU and CEWU
will start picketing around noon an Tuesday in
downtown Freeport. I
The two unions represent mo /e than a 100
workers at the company, which is presently under
the management of new owners; Maribnof
Japan. /
Mirant, the former owners, sokI it 'shares in the
company to Maribeni in the midst jof protracted
labour unrest with theareent unin oer pe industrial

None of the parties could agrek lr settle on a
new agreement and negotiations were stalled
over the past two years. i .



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e-mail: info@colesofnassau.com*P.O..Box N-121

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Immigration Elma Campbell
speaks yesterday at the
crime prevention seminar..



will not assert that Taylor had a
right to vote in the election.
Yesterday Mr Campbell also
apologized to the court for stating
last week that no documents on
Taylor existed in the immigration
department. The following day
'he produced the requested docu-
ments after Mr Davis had protest-

a clerical error.
Nelly Walktes, senior assistant
secretary at Customs, also testi-
uoe ystea on teplre ieta
r ck Moss, who is a voter in ques-

According to files in the
repardment kr oss was tans-
Harbour with effect from Novem-

tohrko51MdgW h isstilht t ee
andhif he was nnot, thr would be
ou s notion h n fiaen fie. T

after further questions by Mir

requested by the PLP legal team;
while minor discussions were to
conclude yesterday on some oth-
er information.
Controversy emerged last week
after Mr Davis raised concerns
wittl Senior Justice Allen and Jus-
tice Jon Isaacs that BEC was not
cooperating with a court subpoe-
nGeneral Manager of BEC,
Kevin Basden, who was present,
was subsequently discharged by
Senior Justice Allen after Mr
J sen odd esahedf the cut

r~elativesstof svral voter inrques-
sentatives of several government
agoe ies.t JcR dhoma o, con-
ment, ended the day on the wit-
nse si th.MrBre~enett ra sed
mation c ntadmed in the mnfo ma-

that soTe mf t a deses
have come from the initial licence
application years ago, but not

Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Departn~ent of Immigra-
tion deported a Jamaican who
reportedly possessed two voters
cards and was under active inves-
tigation by police for allegedly
vottdngcin the Pinewood con-
Deuty Director of Imm gra-
tion Lpa bert Campbell took the
witness stand yesterday for the
anrt ie,Mgiving tstliobny on
the election court.dT ylorhsevotL i

how ver, he was de orted on
Augustc3 ti yaM b imnbgra-

Unider questioning by PLP lead
"""nsel Philie"Bnwte"tDavism M

gratins fie esli Tay and to d

reside in th Bahamas on Sep-
emaylor was subsequently placed
in the Detention Centre some

ment authorized his release, Mr
Campbell said, in order to regu-
larize his status mn the Bahamas.
However, according to report
by a Steven Deveaux on the file

Mr Davis further referred to
the file where it is noted that the
director of immigration was
advised that Taylor was facing
criminal charges regarding the
possession of these cards, to
which Mr Campbellf reaognsd

Ta Davis then asked him if a
inquiries were made by his
care m re ttoobe fleedm agan
FNM lead counsel Michael
Baarnt tohtehs bectetosth rl

in relation to the court proceed-
Senior Justice Anita Allen
ise oMrtDe isu rhwlanaendea
However, Mr Davis said that he

Lewis, who is counsel represent-
ing Returning Officer for the
Pinewood constituency Herbert
Brown, both declared after Mr
Campbell's testimony that they

dated June 1st this year, Mr
Campbell said that Taylor was
again apprehended during a Qui-
et Storm Operation by immi-
gration and police and placed in
the Detention Centre.
siAt thretime of thel hpeehen-
that Taylor wasarnepartedly froudu

acknowledged as his, and at the
sti hae r potoeadl d ca re 5

oardisn mther was 089,

ha pen to tdh carMDM Caw t
bell test ss d hat itwas ha 0
of Police Christopher McCoy on
June Tlth thissyear toin etgt

being in possession of two voters
cards. In response to this, Mr
Campbell said that he is unaware
of what became of the second



Tribune Staff Reporter

AS THE nation struggles to
come to grips with the rise~in vio-
lent crimes and the unprecedent-
ed number of homicides for the
year, the Royal Bahamas Police
Force maintains they "have a lid
on crime" and that calming the
burgeoning fear of crime is a new
focus for the RBPF.
This statement was made by
Chief Superintendent John Fer-
guson at the annual crime pre-
vention seminar organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
with the RBPF and Crime Stop-
pers. It was held at the Police
Confeierice Centre at RBPF
headquarters yesterday.
Chief Superintendent Fergu-
son contended that in the face of
the apparent surge in violent
crimes and murders, tackling the
"fear of crime" was the serious
problem for the police force.

"The fear of crime, more than
crime itself, is creating pamic in
the Bahamian community," Chief
Superintendent Ferguson noted.
This fear of violent crimes and
muderais causin nreestbenc ne
trolled, he said.
Increasing police visibility in
patrol cars and on the streets,
expanding the neighbourhood
policing programme and holding
town meetings throughout the
country are just Some of the ways
the RBPF hopes to alleviate the
fear of crime in the coming
weeks, Mr Ferguson explained.
Police officers will also under-
go further training in public rela-
tions to prepare them for inter-,
acting with the community more
These sentiments were echoed
by ~Assistant Commissioner of
Police for New Providence Mar-
vin Dames during an interview
with Thet Tribune at the seminar.
He reasoned that while casting
blame was not the solution, every
concerned citizen must bear a
share of community responsiblili-

ty in order to bring about effec-
tive crime prevention.
"Of course we have a handle
on (the rising crime rate).
"Crime is not solely a police
problem and I think that's where
we're missing the mark.
"C'rime is a community respon-
sibility, it's a community problem
and if you just isolate one partic-
ular group and say 'well it is your
problem' then I believe
firmly that you're missing the
The RBPF's neighbourhood
policing initiative is just one
approach to attacking the surge in
crime rates by creating partner-
ships with the relevant stake-
holders and focusing collectively
on ..addressing sociil 'ills,
Assistant Commissioner Dames
In her remarks at the seminar,
Minister of State for Immigration
Elma Campbell noted the "seri-
ous implications" of the current
crime rate on the future of the
She said it was time for positive
and decisive action.
The seminar could not have
been held at a more opportune
time as the RBPF classified
five deaths that took place
over the last four days as mur-
reThe most recent kil ingr ws
body of fashion designer Harl
Taylor was found in his West Hill
Street home.
On Friday, Thaddeus McDon-
aid, a professor at the College of
the Bahamas, was also found
beaten to death at his home on
Queen Street.


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November 30

IT HAS been announced a
that Christmastide 200)7 will be I
held on Friday, Novem~ber 30.
The event, which the organ- I
isers describe as "a magical I
evening experiencee, will take I
place alt btAn rew's Pres y"
Itet will featueu cnerpt of
singers and a string ensemble.
There will be a buffet recep-
tion with wine and hors d'oeu-
vres,ras wll as a sHetkaucticoa

be del deedtoouanoe who

tre or the Unity Centre of
Light. ,


FeoCmmends tough

greenhouse gas I
cuts for Florida

ward a plan slashing green-
house gas emissions by 2050,
according to Associated Press.
It was~a slightly watered
down version of the same plan
Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled in
The recommendation to the
Legislature requires polluters
to reduce emissions to 2000 ley-
els by 2020, to 1990 levels by
2030 and to 80 percent of 1990
levels by 2050. Crist's plan
would have allowed three few-
er years to meet the first goal
and five fewer years to achieve
1990 levels.
"We acknowledge there's cli-
mate change, we acknowledge
there's some human compo-
nent to it, and we set targets
through this recommendation,"
commissioner Todd Sack said-
The vote came after a con-
sultant hired by the Florida
Chamber of Commerce said
Crist's recommendations would
devastate the economy. Anne
Smith, with Washington D.C.-
based CRA International, said
Florida would lose 707,710 jobs
iiM'hext43years:and billions -
in production under Crist's
Smith said it would push util-
ities immediately off coal and
onto natural gas, a marginal
pollution improvement that
would significantly elevate gas
prices. The state doesn't have
the capacity to produce renew-
able energy, Smith said,
because it's too cloudy and
Florida doesn't get sustained
"If you're worried about the
price of fossil fuels now, they're
going to be even worse," Smith
sai e Sole, Secretary of the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, blasted
the report. Sole said it drasti-
cally inflated carbon costs,
undervalued Florida's solar
power and biomass capacity
and failed to account for future
market hikes in fossil fuel costs.
''There seems to be some-
what a bias in the analysis,"
Sole said.
To alleviate utility company
concerns, the commission made
sure the caps would be revisit-
ed in 2013.
Florida ranks third in the
country in energy consumption,
and contributes an estimated
.6 percent of the world's green-
house gas emissions. Critics
said the~ plan wouldn't help
unless the rest of the country -
and world also reduced pol-

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We have a bunch of 'cry

babies' in Parliament
EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM a 10th grade student at Aquinas College, who recently
obto per nrst bhavurm yhwby 1u s-ce H Iehaedrs"! Toati
extent, I write this letter because this country has a bunch of "cry
babies" in Parliament. I may not be eligible to vote, but I support
the PLP, however the actions shown by Mr Christie-leader of the
opposition and the former MP for Pinewood Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son should not be allowed or tolerated!
It is time for the nation's leaders to get their acts together
because it is no longer about PLP or FNM; this country is in seri-
ous danger! The People have spoken and chosen who they wanted
to lead them, move on!
A few days ago Prime Minister Ingraham shouted across the floor
and blatantly disrespected the leader of the Opposition and his par-
ty calling them "wutless", by the PM doing such a thing Mr Christie
took it upon himself to create a bill of "No confidence" in the
Speaker of the House of Assembly-- such petty behaviour, Mr
ange rea p seuof this ill,s f rewarded by Mr Christie9as tojge
Ever since the May 2nd election some of the PLP MPs have dis-
agreed with everything or every word that fell from the lips of
the PM or his Cabinet. Again I say the people have made their deci-
sion, move on!
The MPS who represent the Bahamian people need to get it
together because as far as I am concerned both parties are "wut-
leO r leaders spend too much time focusing on how big the '
nation's "bank account", while we have prisoners convicted and
some not convicted awaiting sentencing, persons running about the
steets killing gn another wile he Babaan c spe wor thei
dhev nea 2's leaders need to come together and say: "Listen here,
when it comes to the Bahamian people and this land we should have
bne cmmongo,,
oWe s oud nt be throwing punches back and forth at each oth-
er when we speak, because there should be one common goal and
this goal should be to represent the Bahamian people and the
Bahamas to the best of our abilities,
November 15, 2007.


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be fair in his rulings whether
they be in favour or against
government or opposition
members? .
Could it be that they have
convinced themselves to move
this motion, against the Speak-
er, because they realise that as
long as he is in the Chair every
member will be treated as
equal and the Leader of the
Opposition will not be allowed
to speak whenever he wants or
be entitled to any other special
Or are they so resolved in
their position to remove the
Speaker because they have



EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS A result of the recent
ac i~on HernMjee yosu Lya,
Assembly I am convinced that
PLP Members of Parliament
have abandoned all logic, aill
good sense and are determined
to abdicate their responsibili-
ties as an Opposition in pur-
suit of their own selfish inter-
Never before have I seen an
Opposition who is so spiteful,
so vindictive and so determined
to carry out its agenda, not in
the interest of the Bahamians
who elected them, but in thei r
own personal interests,
Proof of this was demon-
strated in the fact that many of
the PLP Members of Parlia-
ment used the opportunity of
the no confidence motion to
launch personal attack on th:
caracters of h Spe ker and
the Prime Mimister.
This was also evident in the
fact that some Opposition
Members who spoke on the
motion stated that although
rhe mad tnooth e scessfu i

sot inte fcwto tdt th peoa
er's name and reputation
would be damaged by their
Can you imagine a Member
of the House of Assembly stat-
ing proudly that he sees noth-
ing wrong in destroying the
name and reputation of anoth-
er Member by any means nec-
That cannot be right and yet
the Opposition PLP would
have us believe that it is.
Today we have a Leader of
te ~Oaloip nol rtot~sthi -
being very democratic and yet
the minute that he does not get
his way he and his PLP col-
leagues pout, rant, rave and
bang on their desks like unruly
school children proving that
they are everything but democ-
Could it be that the premise
of the no confidence motion
was based on the fact that the
Opposition realises that in
Alvin Smith they now have a
Speaker who is not prepared
to bend to their whims and fan-
cies, and who is instead focused
on ensuring that the people's
business actually gets done?
Could it be that they moved
this motion because they know
quite well that in Alvin Smith
they have a Speaker, with
backbone, who is prepared to

determined that as long as he is
in the Chair the business of the
House of Assembly will not be
stifled by their actions and will
proceed with or without their
Yes, Mr Christie, yes Dr
Nottage, Bahamians are watch-
ing and if you listen carefully to
their voices, instead of to your
own rhetoric and the propa-.
ganda of your colleagues, you
will hear loud and clear that
thqy do not approve of the way
that you and your party have
governed yourselves since
being democratically voted out
of office on May 2, 2007.
Like they say if you don't
hear then be prepared to feel.
November, 2007.

I HAVE NO IDEA who is going to win
the Democratic presidential nomination, but
lately I've been wondering whether, if it is
Barack Obama, he might want to consider
keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice prest-
No, I personally am not a Dick Cheney
fan, and I know it is absurd to even suggest,
but now that I have your attention, here's
what's on my mind: After Iraq and Pakistan,
the most vexing foreign policy issue that will
face the next president will be how to handle
Iran. There is a Cold War in the Middle East
today between America and Iran, and until
and unless it gets resolved, I see Iran using its
pords ts hS piece milHamasm IHezliollah,
sty ie America and its allies across the
And that brings me back to the Obama-
Cheney ticket: When it comes to how best to
deal with Iran, each has half~a policy but if
you actually put them together, they'd add up
to an ideal U.S. strategy for Iran. Dare I say,
they complete each other.
Cheney as the hawk-eating hawk, who reg-
ularly swoops down and declares that the
U.S. will not permit Iran to develop a nuclear
weapon. Trust me, the Iranians take his
threats seriously. But Cheney's Dr.
Strangelove imitation as totally wasted with
President Bush and Secretary of State Condi
Rice. Because the president and secretary of
.,6t ehaa ~vre been ablec maokw upd their.
ishou~ld bet-~to bring! aboufrTgI~ime~ chane r
'if change bf behaviour it's im~possib le to
af sh were cttn advm tae of Che-ney's
madness, Rice would be going to Tehrain and
saying to the Iranians: "Look, I'm ready to
cut a deal with you guys, but I have to tell
you, back home, I've got Cheney on my back
and he is truly craaaaazzzzy. You guys don't
know the half of it. He thinks waterboarding
is what you do with your grandchildren at
the pool on Sunday. I'm not sure how much
longer I can restrain him. So maybe we
should have a serious nuke talk, and, if it
goes well, we'll back off regime change.
Instead, we just have Chelley being
Cheney, but the Bush team neither carrying
out his threats nor leveragmng them to drive
meaningful diplomacy with Tehran. There's
no good cop, it's just a bad cop/bad cop rou-
tmne a big reason our Iran policy has been
a failure. It has not stopped the Iranian
nuclear programme or changed the regime.

"For coercive diplomacy to work you need
to be able to threaten what the regime values
most its own survival," said the Woodrow
Wilson Centre's Robert Litwak, author of
the book "Regimne Change." But for coer-
cive diplomacy to work, you also need to be
ready to take yes for an answer."
Obama, by contrast, has "yes" down pat.
As he said on "Meet the Press" last week: "I
would meet directly with the leadership in
Iran. I believe that we have not exhausted the
diplomatic efforts that could be required to
resolve some of these problems them
developing nuclear weapons, them supporting
terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and
Hamthn a President Obama offering to go to
Tehran would tveelothu eieprac onbthat
especially if we made clear that America
would be satisfied with a verifiable change of
Iranian behaviour.
But Obama's stress on engaging Iran, while
a useful antidote to the Bush boycott policy,
is not sufficient. Obama evinces little feel for
generating the leverage you'd need to make
such diplomacy work. When negotiating with
inurderous regimes like Iran's or Syria's, you
want Tony Soprano by your side, not Big
Bird. Obama's gift for outreach would be so
much more effective with a Dick Cheney
standing over his right shoulder, quietly
pounding a baseball bat into his palm.
o tae would als bmowb o fetie h
re fi6 to go than the Bush ~teami to engage
Ir~, ~but also how much further he would
be r dyr to goi rnig anigu lvre
tax that would help bring down the price of
oil, or by abandoning the anti-Russia policies
of the Bush team and trying to enlist Vladimir
Putin, or China and India, on our side to
brmng real pressure on Tehran.
In sum, Obama's instinct is right but he
needs to dial down his inner Jimmy Carter a
bit when it comes to talking to Iran, and dial
up a bit more inner Dick Cheney. If Democ-
rats want to win this election, they have to get
these two in balance they have to learn
how to criticize the Bush record from the
right and the left, to show they can be better
at engagement and coercion. Successful diplo-
macy requires both. Americans will want to
know that Democrats can do both. My guess
is that many still aren't sure.
(This article, was written by Thomas L. Frid-
man c2007 New York Times News Service).


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Tribune Freeport Reporter

BaFamaE u~mRT Rights Getiav sd
Joseph Darville does not believe
that the implementation of a
"military type" National Youth
Service is the answer to resolv-
ing the social problems and
crinunal behaviour that is plagu-
inghi ealam not opposed to
national youth service, I do not
support the proposed military
type version of it," he said yes-
Mr Darville said he believes
that young peo le in the
Bi atma h udl cnmritutoe stere
nation, but not in the form that
was originally proposed in 1989.
NHionsaaidotul tte iprB lotshe
was introduced in 1989 by for-
mer prime minister Sir Lynden
Pindling would have created
'chaos and disruption" in the
However, the country is now
grape whch isteafourt i hs
in the Caribbean, and a per
caplit incarcerat on rhaee while
Many blame the lack of disci-
pline among young Bahamians
for this situation.
Freeport businessman Frank
Penn has called for the immedi-
aey tmphees ai'n f saina ion
piene ans ueng p oleand give
He' believes that motivational
speaker Dr Myles Munroe or
someone of his calibre would be
nh ldet al p natdo 1as rasnle
development of such a service.
Mr Darville, a former educa-
for ewa sartp via c-oor inate
to the original national youth
service bill in 1989
He pointed out that the bill
was too "military" and empha-
sised servitude rather than real
service for the development of
the country.
The proposed national youth
service bill required all Bahami-
.AD men and women between the
ages of 18 and 35 to serve in a
""r'sary organisation for three
There were penal sanctions in
the Bill ranging from fines of
$500 to imprisonment of one
year for offences, including not
serving when enlisted.
Mr Darville said the original
bill was an almost verbatim ver-
sion of a bill that had been put
in operation in Guyana which
had created "total confusion" in
that country.
"It had nothing to do with

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cally seen as civil servants and
they were dictated to and their
rights were not respected," he
Ilecause of nature of it .
Our intention was to kill the Bill
which we effectively did. We
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"That is the problem in the
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themselves. That is ludicrous
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we cannot do that any longer,"
he said.

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evening at the Simpson C Penn
Theatre, Dr Rev Emmette Weir
stated that a scheme in which

least two years of service would
result mT tremendous reduc-

related problems, mecluding drug
addiction and teenage pregnan-
"We need to make it univer-
ra s that w ~oeung %2ebpegv
ground, creed, or colour they all
should have some part of
national youth service,' he said
Mr Stephen Plakaris said: "At
th p rticular time n our histo-
"TI e original proposal in 1989
under the leadership of Sir Lyn-
den had received a lot of resis-
t nce obulte today as we Ic k 1at
our nation economically, social-
ly, and politically, perhaps we
need to re-examine that ques-
tion of national youth service,"
he said.

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immediate implementation of a
national youth service.
fied that such a Bill would be
proposed and put into opera-
tron in a place like the
Bahamas," he said.
"And in hindsight we
absolutely did what was correct.
There were problems associated
with youth at that particular
time as there are many prob-
lems associated with them
toeae are S~feringnas a Itl
ad yuh peopl o eayi~ e
prepared the basis for proper
development of our young peo-
pi .
Mr Darville said that the
country must start working with
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He said beginning with indi-
viduals at age 18 would disrupt
the normal running of the
nation and cause chaos.
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ing we have had in a long time,"
he told Friday night's town
meeting at the Central Andros
High School.
"All of our school buildings
were upgraded, all of the
schools opened on time, and we
have a full complement of
staff," said Mr Davis. "On the
whole everything went very
The three hour town meet-
ing featured Minister of Works
and Transport, Earl Deveaux,
who gave an update on public
works for Central and North
Also presenting were senior
administrator Joseph Ferguson,
the police officer in charge of
Andros, superintendent Nelson
Burrows, chief councillor Clyde'
Duncombe, community physi-
cian Dr Akos Tatar and Cathy
Martin of the Department of
Building on the support of

district will be writing the same
xm ail te same tm she said.
from one school in the district
to another, they will be familiar
with what is happening in that

sTistr ool proven to be a very
successful. Districts in New
Providence tried it last year.
They had a task because it is
not easy to administer.
"But we have been doing it
for over five years. That is one
of the ways that we are leading
as far as examination techniques
are concerned."
All schools in the district are
being made internet ready,
homework centres are being
established, and students are
now required to wear photo
identifications, he said.
Mr Davis lamented the high
rental costs charged to the dis-
trict each month.
"When it comes to rentals,
we pay too much," he said. "We
pay about $25,000 per month in
rental in Central Andros alone.
"We have buildings that we
can refurbish and have teach-
ers live in, instead of paying
those exorbitant rentals for the

patrons from Ohio, every pri-
mary school in the North-Cen-
tral Andros and the Berry
Islands District now has a func-
tioning library, Mr Davis said.
Teachers continue to upgrade
their skills, he said, and last
week participated. in a literacy
senunar in New Providence.
"Andros will not be left
behind," Mr Davis said. "On'ce
our teachers remain upgraded
then it will be better for our stu-
"We are doing our entire best
to improve the reading ability of
our students throughout the dis
Andros has been singled out
for pre-school education. .
Already pre-schools have been
established in Behring Point,
Fresh Creek, Nicholl's Town,
Red Bays, Mastic Point and the
Berry isands. Mr Davis said.

"We have our students
involved in activities that are
healthy for them and that will
help them to become better cit-
izens when they grow up," he
said. A key district-wide cam-
paign is the promotion of veg-
etable gardens at all the schools.
Each year a "best garden" com-
petition is staged.
"If we can feed ourselves
then we won't have to import
everything from abroad," noted
Mr Davis-
In concert with the Ministry
of Health and the Department
of Environmental Health Ser-
vices, students are rewarded for
keeping their campuses clean
and beautiful.
It was also noted that the
Central-North Andros and
Berry Islands District was
among the first to hold a com-
mon exam. "Every child in the

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* Buildings undergo upgrade Effort to improve reading ability

DEPUTY Director of Public Works George Hutchenson takes a bow at Fri-
day bright's town meeting for Central Andros.

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COmmnon~wealth Heads of

Government event in Kampala



portfolio 1in

SHubert Ingraham
accepted an in itaton
Bureau of Heads of
Government to lead
the~ community's
new portfolio on
functional co-opera-
tion .
Mr Ingraham, who is
currently CARICOM's
lead head on tourism
in the community's
Quasi-Cabinet, tray-
elled to Bridgetown,
Barbados to take part
in the meeting of the
Bureau of the Confer-
ence of Heads of Gov-
ernmen on Friday 16

The chairmanship of
the new portfolio is
slated for ratification
during the Conference
of Heads Intercession-
al Meeting which will
be held in Nassau in
March, 2008.
At the meeting in
Barbados, bureau
heads; confirmed that a
delegation of CARI-
COM Members of Par-
liament would travel to
Haiti prior.to the end
of the year as a part of
events planned to
mark the 200th
anniversary of the
establishment of the
Haitian parliament.
The Bureau received
an update from
Ambassador Richard
Bernal, director-gener-
al of the Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(RNM) on negotia- a
tions toward the con- I
clusion of an Econom-
ic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) between
CARICOM States and
the European Union.

Heads took note that
the negotiations were
unlikely to be.conclud-
ed by the end of
December as previous-
ly anticipated, though
EPA negotiations are
scheduled to resume
this month.
Prime Minister
Ingrahain said it may
be that like the
Bahamas, most CARI-
COM member states
would prefer to con-
clude a partial agree-
ment this year and 1
leave the more com-
plex issue of services
to be resolved in the
New Year.
Bureau Heads
reviewed CARICOM
positions on matters to
be discussed at the
upcoming meeting of
Commonwealth Heads
of Government Meet-
ing (CHOGM) in
Kampala, Uganda 21-
25 November including
development assis-
tance,.trade, good gov-
ernance and climate
Of particular interest
will be the election of
a new Commonwealth
secretary general to
succeed outgoing Sec-
retary General Don
Bureau heads also
discussed the impor-
tance of representation
of the region at the
upcoming United
Nations Climate
Change Conference to
be held in Bali,
Indonesia December 3
to December 14, 2007.
Prime Minister
Ingraham assumes the

chairmanship of the
Conference of Heads
of Government in Jan-
uary, 2008.
The other bureau
heads of government
are Owen Arthur,
Prime Minister of Bar-
bados and chairman of
t~he cnfeorena and
Prime Minister of St
Vincent and the
Grenadines and outgo-
ing chairman of the

hP nMEunMcehSaTeR Hubet Indraa
IOM meeting in Uganda later this month.
GThe 200 tC~oem o hGMhH~ead
held mn Kampala from November 23 to
Mr Ingraham will be accompanied by
Minister of National Security and Immi-
gration Tommy Turnquest, Parliamen-
tary Secretary in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Senator Kay Forbes-Smith and
officials from the Office of the Prime
Minister and the Ministry of Foreign
Prior to the Heads of Government
meeting, the Commonwealth Foreign
Ministers will meet November 21 to 22.
Mr Turntiuest will lead the Bahamas del-
eg oo Iatcptn atCOGM this year
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Tavarrie Smith.
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For Ingritham and his delegation lest
Nassau yesterday and return on Wednes-
day, November 28.
During the prime minister's absence,

Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette
will act its prime minister and Mimister
of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing will
fill Mr Ingraham's post as Mmnister of
During Mr Turnquest's absence Sena-
tor Elma Campbell, Mimister of State for
Immigration will act as Minister of
National Security.
Under the theme "Transforming soci-
eties to achieve political, economic and
human devlOp~ment',seera mamor i

ing the selection of a new Commonwealth
secretary general.
Heads will elect a successor to the post
currently held by Donald McKinnon of
New Zealand. Mr McKinnon will demit
office on March 31, 2008.
Dr Michael Frendo, Minister of F'or-
eign Affairs of Malta; Kamalesh Sharnia,
High Commissioner of India to the Court
of St James and Dr Mohan Kaul, Direc-
tor-Gjeneral of the Commonwealth Busi-
ness Council are the three candidates.
Heads are also expected to review

the political situation in Pakistan
Climate change, international
trade and matters involving the~
development of small states aIre
other key issues expected to be~
discussed during the three da\
The Commonwealth is an
association of sovereign nations
which aim to support each oth-
er and work together towards~
in t sat of 207, there weire
53 member countries in the Comln
The Commonwealth wor km
through inter-governmental
consultation and sets up
bilateral programmes
organised by the Com-
monwealth Secretariat,
the association's main
executive agency.
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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.
This position will report directly to the Vice Presiden~t. Legal. Regulatory and
Interconnection and will be responsible for all regulatory and compliance matters relative
to the Public Utilities Commission.

Responsible for addressing and coordinating activities related to all regulatory matters
with particular reference to legal maters within and on behalf of the Company. This
position requires significant interaction with the Pubhic Utilities Commission.
1. Coordinate with the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory on strategies relative
to the Company and its Regulatory requirements.
2. Ensure the Company's compliance with the legal and regulatory provisions of its
licenses issued by the PUC, the stipulations of the Sector Policy of the Government
of the Bahamas, the Telecommunications Act of 1999 and all other statutory
legislation related thereto.
3. Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance
with regulations under the PUC license issued to BTC.
4. Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers; on legal matters regarding
5. Provide legal opinions on matterss of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and
analyze all relevant documentatioli of a regulatory nature
6. Assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent
activity on BTC's network by both licensed and.unlicensed operators
7. Attend at and assist with any regulatory matter requiring refrerence to a court of
competent jurisdiction
8. Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the
9. Assist mn the preparation of reports on the Comnpany as they relate to legal aspects
of regulatory as required by the UJC
10. Liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the compilation of reports on
Regulatory matters
11. Inform, educate, and update all relevant Company employees on all regulatory
12. Provide periodic update reports and recommendations on changes in the regulatory
environment to the staff

13. Perform any other duties relevant to the support of the division as determined from
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory &i Interconnection
1.' Master's Degree preferred.
2. LLB, Member of the Bahamas Bar Association. with five (5) years of practice at
the Bar.
3. Prior experience in a regulatory environment would be an asset.
4. Exposure to the principles of telecommunications is ~a plus. Strong leadership
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.
All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, #21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than Wednesday November 28, 2007 and addressed as follows:


, a

HERE BEGINNETH THE LESSON: Former Senator Gladys Johnson-Sands addresses the students of Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Dri-
ve, at the morning assembly yesterday to introduce them to the plight of women's suffrage. Her speech was part of the commemoration exercises for Nation-
al Women's Week, 2007. The week will be recognized from November 25 to December 1, 2007, in the Bahamas. Ms Johnson-Sands gave the address on behalf
of the Minister of State for Health and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner and members of the Bureau of Women's Affairs, which falls under the Depart-
ment of Social Services.

AWARDED: The Pan Americanl Health Organlsationl (PAHOI
held a staff awards luncheon on Thursday at Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Pictured seated, from left, are PAHOiY~orld
Health Organisation representative David Taylor, PAHO admin-
istrator Barbara Knowles. Linda Sweeting and Dr Yltades Geore.
Standing, from left, are Samiuel Mclntosh, systems adminis-
trator; Erika Perpall, Vannia Rolle, Cleola Mackey, accountant
Barbara Sweeting, Kendice Burrows, Olga Dames and Lionel

FirstCaribbean International Bank and the
Bahamas Financial Siervices Union have signed a
five year industrial agreement.
The signing follows months of intense ne ii-
"We are delighted to be signing this five
agreement with the Bahamas Financial Services
Union today. In keeping, with our commitment to
be first for employees, the agreement provideS a
market-competitive benefit package for our staff,"
said Sharon Brown, managing director First-
Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Lim-
Bahamas Financial Services Union president
Theresa Mortimer said, "We are pleased with
the results of the contract negotiations. This is our
second negotiated agreement with FirstCaribbean
and the benefits together with the terms and con-
ditions achieved for our members provides for fair
and equitable arrangements. Our members are
pleased with the results."

The Bank's managing director anld the union
president applauded the efforts of their- respective
negotiation teams in working to conclude the
agreement beforethe holidays and thanked staff
for their patience during the process.
."Boththe bank and the union reaffirmed their
commitment to continued joint efforts and on-
going dialogue in building and maintaining a hasr
monious working environment within ther bank
and joint collaboration in ensuring that the needs
of the customers are met," said First Caribbeant in
a statement.
"In keeping with the partnership principles
agreed by the parties the Bank and the U~nion
reiterated their commitment to making Fir~st-
Caribbean the best place to both work a~nl dlo
Bank managing director Sharon Brown com-
mented, "When there is a shared agenda in pro-
moting the interest of employees, customers a~nd
shareholders long term success results".


First Caribbean


Bank and union

*ig agemn

.Five-year deal follows intense negotiations

wa ~~I

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to focus on

held in Abaco to sha;re knowl~~-
edge about that island anld thle
Bahamian environmental l i~ ge~n-
The conferences will be he~ld
from Thursda\y. .Inuary! 3. to\
Sunday, January 6,. in Mai~rshi
The list of' p~reseerlss
includes: Dr Dav:id Camlnpbecll.
Diane Claridgee. Dr C'raig L.ay'-
ma n, Dr Job n~u bu l~n. Dr
Charles Kwit andl Alliso~n lie-.
The event is be~inls oman~isedl
by www.friends of thlc en1vironl-
ment .org.

Essence Club meetings
designed to sharpren
leadership skills
The Essence C'lub's P'ow-
erTalk, ITC is now hlollinlg
monthly meetings a~t thle H-oly
Cross Parish Hall everyv first arnd
third Wednesday at 7pnt.
The meetings aimn to impr,~ove
the communicationl;~l Icandleae-
ship skills of attendeeccs. neccordl-
ing to the club.
"Join us for anl evenin!! of'
leadership, spea~kingi andlc pr~-
sentations," said thle organiiSerlS,
adding the theme of tomorrow's
meeting is holidayv spenldinyl

71 I~r~lll~r~r~ I I




The Bahamnas Telecommunications Company Lim~ited invites publications from suitable
qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.


This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and
Imerc~ronntct ion and will I~e~esponsble fsg htoryor and compliance matters relative
to. thet Public Utilitief~Commission.


Responsible for addressing and coordinating activities related to all regulatory matters
with particular reference to legal maters within and on behalf of the Company. This
position requires significant interaction with the Public Utilities Commission.


1. Coordinate with the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory on strategies relative
'to the Company and its Regulatory requirements.

2. Ensure the Company's compliance with the legal and regulatory provisions of its
licenses issued by the PUC, the stipulations of the Sector Policy of the Government
of the Bahamas, the Telecommunications Act of 1999 and all other statutory
legislation related thereto.

3. Liaise with the PUC on all legal and regulatory matters relating to compliance
with regulations under the PUC license issued to BTC-

4. Liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on legal matters regarding

5. Provide legal opinions on matters of a regulatory nature and peruse, critique, and
analyze all relevant documentation of a regulatory nature

6. Assist and advise on the repoartig of matters to the Regulator involving fraudulent
activity on BTC's network by both licensed and unlicensed operators

7. Attend at and assist with any regulatory matter requiring reference to a court of
competent jurisdiction

8. Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the

9. Assist mn the preparation of reports on the Company as they relate to legal aspects
of regulatory as required by the PUC

10. Liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the compilation of reports on
regulatory matters

11. Inform, educate, and update all relevant Company employees on all regulatory

12. Provide periodic update reports and recommendations on changes in the regulatory
environment to the staff

13. Per-form any other duties relevant to the support of the division as determined from
time to time by the Vice President of Legal, Regulatory &r Interconnection


1. Master's Degree preferred.

2. LLBB Member of the Bahamas Bar Association, with five (5) years of practice at

3. Prior experience in a regulatory environment would be an asset.

4. Exposure to the principles of telecommunications is a plus. Strong leadership
skills are essential, organization, self-motivational and communication skills.

All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, #21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than Wednesday November 28, 2007 and addressed as follows:






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FROM page one
desccused had purplish reddish
abru~sions to the pelvic area and
upperc shoulders. He told the court
thlat Dr Ratju performed an autop-
sy~ on Da~niel Smith and gave him
scaledl tubes of Smith's blood,
ulrinle. stomal~ch contents, eye fluid
;Ind~ pelvic hair. Inspector St Louis
sa~id thalt he larbelled the items and
tlook theml to the police laborato-
1\ wherel he handedl them over to
anothelLr officer. He told the court
that1 he then went to Andrew
A\itkecn photography where he
deve:cloped the photographs taken
(of thle decaunsed which were put in
a~lbumls. The photographs were
submuitted in evidence and the
julrors wecre also shown the pic-
tulres of the deceased.
Mr~llva Gibson, an immigration
otllicer.was the second witness to
take the stand yesterday. She told
theL court thalt while working the
4pmr~ to midnight shift ori Septem-
heLr ", 200)6 at thle Lynden Pindling
lInternlational Airport, she admit-
tedJ Daniel Smith into the coun-
try. She told the court that Smith
aIppea~red calm and quiet. She said
thiat she remembered Smith .
because she had asked him a few
questions as he had not completed
the Immigration form. She said
thant Smith had not listed an
address on the Immigration form,
but when asked he told her that he..
~ould be residing at Horizons. She
said that Daniel Smith requested a
';0-day stay, which she granted.
Hioward Stern, was the next
n itnless to take the stand. He told

back of his left hand. Neymour
told the court that adrenaline was
administered through the intra-
tr~acheal tube and antrophine and
vessoressin was administered
through the intravenous tube. Dr
Neymour told the court that Smith
did not respond to the drugs. He
told the court that he left the room
around 10 am although a medical
team was still trying to revive
Caroline Burnett. a medical
practitioner at Doctor's Hospital,
was also called to the witness stand
yesterday. She told the court that
on September 10). 2006, she con-
firmed the death of Daniel Smith.
Dr James Iferenta, a medical
physician, was the final witness
called to give evidence yesterday.
He told the court yesterday that he
was the Emergency Room physi-
cia'n on duty on the morning of
September 10 when a code blue
was issued, although he could not
recall the exact time. He said when
he got to the maternity ward oth-
er medical personnel were already
there attempting to revive Daniel
Smith who was unconscious. Dr
Iferenta told the court that he
attempted to put a breathing tube
. down Smith's windpipe while
another doctor was giving Smith
chest compressions. Dr iferenta
said that he ordered that atropine,
calcium chloride, sodium bicar-
Sbonate.a\ndintravenous fluids he
administered to Smith. Dr ifer'enta
said that Smith did not respond
to the drugs. Dr Iferenta said that
three or four rounds of resuscita-
tion was done on Daniel over a

period, of 25 minutes. Dr Iferenta
told the court that he made a sum-
mary report of the events. During
cross-examination Dr Iferenta also
told the court that D~aniel's veins
were flat because there was no
blood circulation and noted that
there were a number of puncture
wounds on Smith's upper limbs
which led him to believe that sev-
erall attempts had been made to
establish an intravenous access.
While refreshing his memory from
his report. Dr Iferenta said that
CPR was administered to Smith

FROM page one

between 9.41 and 9.43 am. He said
that Smith was incubated and
intravenous access was established
at 9.44 am. He also told the court
that there was a physical attempt
to remove Anna Nicole Smith
from the room as she had been
clinging to Daniel. A question was
posed by the jury as to why, med-
ical personnel had tried to resus-
citate Daniel when he had no
obvious vital signs. Dr Iferenta
said that this was done as a matter
of standard procedure. The
inquest resumes today.

ggsing gagapetag

However, during yesterday's hearing Fowler's temporary attorney
settled with the defence on a $250,000 bond.
According to count one of Fowler's indictment, the charge reads that
from November 2006 to, on, or about December 26, 2006, in Broward
County and elsewhere. Fowler did knowingly and intentionally "com-
bine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and
unknown to the Grand Jury, to import into the United States, from a
place outside thereof, a controlled substance" in violation of Title 21,
United States Code, Section 952 (a); all in violation of Title 21, Unit-
ed States Code, Section 963.
It is further alleged that the controlled substance consisted of five
kilograms or more "of a mixture and substance containing a detectable
autount of cocaine."
Count two of the indictment reads that Fowler, from November
2006, to on or about December 26, 2006 in Broward County, "did
knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree
to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in violation
of Title 21, United- States Code, Section 841(a); all in violation of
Title 21, United States Code, Section 846."
This controlled substance again consisted of five kilograms or more
"of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of
Fowler's case has been postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday, Novem-
ber 21, when he is expected to appear before the Federal Court with his


Damiel Snutn
the court that he knew Daniel very
well. He said that he had met
Daniel through Anna Nicole
Smith in 1997. Stern told the court
that every time he saw Anna,
Daniel was there' with her. Ste~rn
alISo told thle court that on Sep-
tember 11 he went to the morgue
at the Princess Margaret Hospital
to identify Daniel's body. Stern
described Daniel as being about
5'10" or 5'll" tall, weighing about
150 pounds.
Dr Reginald Neymour, an anes-
thesiologist, testified~yesterda~y
that he was one of the individuals
who attempted to revive Smith on
September 10. Dr Neymour told
the court that around 9.40 that
morning a code blue which
indicates cardiac arrest came
from the maternity ward. Dr Ney-
mour said that he was in the hos-
pital's stairwell at the time, head-
ing for the second flooi- where the
maternity ward and the operating
theatre are located. He told the
court that at room 201 on the
.maternity ward he met Dr Sim-
mons performing chest compres-
sions on a young man who he lat-
er identified as Daniel Smith. Dr
Nieymour said that he felt for a
pulse and checked to see if Smith
was breathing and put a face~ mask.
on Daniel Smith so that.he could
get oxygen. Dr Neymour said that
Smith had no pulse or heart beat.
Neymour said that he 'put a
breathing tube in Smith's mouth
and an intravenous tube in the

FROM page one

While stating that he
ac eted the rality of
general disconnect"
between the judicial system
and the Bahamian communi-
ty at large, Sir Burton rea-
soned, in part, this "discon-
nect is rooted mn the reality
that the legal system empha-
sises process and procedure
while the anxiety of the aver-
age citizen is for the achieve-
ments of results."
He further explained that
judges are appointed not to
simply "do justice" but to
carry out justice in accor-
dance with Bahamian law.
Another "modern" problem
faced by judges is the dra-
matic popularity of the legal
system "which has created
the expectation 'that all mat-
ters that present themselves
for solution before the courts
can be conveniently distilled
to simple propositions readi-
ly resolved in an hour," Sir
Burton said.
This distorted view of the
legal system only serves to
further frustrate litigants
when they are faced with the
sometimes tedious process of
actual legal proceedings and
not the swift justice they may
witness on dramatic repro-
ductions of court proceed-
Sir Burton also dispelled
another misconception that
criminal matters, which tend
to capture the attention of
the media, create the bulk of
Judicial matters in the
Bahamian court system. He
noted that criminal cases are
but one of the seven divi-
sions into which the work of
the court is divided. While
only 300 criminal matters
were filed in 2006, 1,388 mat-
ters were filed with the com-
mon law, equity and com-
mercial divisions, 758 were
filed in the family court divi-
sion, and 741 applications for
grants of probate were filed
with the Ba amian judiciary,

Years ago, a number of
these disputes would have
been settled outside of the
court system, but the fact
that they are not is evident
of the new nature of litiga-


FROM page one

plained that he had not been
given enough time to review
the skeleton argument sup-
porting that application, as it
was only subnutted to him on

thatitm"huds' tk Shm ton
long", or "more than an hour"
to deal with the issue of what
should be struck out from the
affidavit and exhibits.
Mr Adtderley objected,
dec aring that heh fund Mr
only take an hour to deal with
the matter "amusing."
"There is no way we can
truncate the length of time. To
defend our position we've got
to be able to explain (why cer-
vai n'rt sI th ffdt ar
Klein) sit down and destroy our
affidavit, our evidence," said
Mr Adderley, adding that the
court would then have to deter-
mine on that basis what evi-

"""::B:' "J:" day the PLP
counsel had declared that all of
the contents of the letters sent '
between Mr Ingraham and Mr,
Christie must be included as
evidence. "The whole case iS-
dependent upon them," he said,'
He said that certain parts of'
the letter made it clear that 2
Ingai am mh mae oup hi~r
would be appointed to the posir~
tions without consideration oli
Mr Christie.
January 15 and 16 werese
down as the date upon vi
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stantive arguments in the case.:~
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lenge revolves around the con~c

tention that thepppointmbigt aE
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by Mr Ingrahambas unhiwf~ul5
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accordance with P~ticle 40 o~
the constitution the seat t~Oio
held by Ms Wright shlpld havB
been given to a member of thd
cThe u NM hash rpgie h
ister has the authority~tomilker
the three senate appoint fentsf
with or without the opposition
leader's consent.
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around whether or not ~he
appointments in the u'pp~er'
chamber reflect the balaxicea of 1
power in the House of Assean-.
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death in honour, remembering
the man we loved and staying
away from sensational (sto-
ries)," she said.
Mrs Hodder described Dr
McDonald who was affec-
tionately known as "Dr Mac"
as a gifted leader who directed a
complex. faculty and as a man
with a "gentle sense of humour
and a deep love for his country
and his people."
"He was a pillar of our com-
munity and today, right now, I
find it difficult to see how the
colla swils rcsoar from this
Mrs Hodder remembered Dr
McDonald as a proud Bahami-
an, who was also an Africamist.
"He was part of all the major
cultural efforts in this country -
the Clifton Heritage site, the
preservation of over-the-hill
stories and traditions, academic
and cultural events around the
commemoration of the aboli-
tion of the transatlantic slave
"He was a strong man with a
gentle voice who always had
im ortant things to say," she

COB student Shoshana
Miller, who did not attend Dr

Trbne vetsra ,atbutde col
legee has been dramatically
a fcted bythe murdeer.aog

faculty (members) and students
alike. He was a friend. It
shocked me that someone could
actually do such a thing to Dr
MDo Ild.u(It's) re lly disturb-
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friend of Perry and Bernadette
Christie was found stabbed to
death in his Mountbatten
Hotise residence on West Hill
Street on Sunday morning.
Just two days earlier, on Fri-
day afternoon, the body of Dr
McDonald was found in his bed
in his Queen Street home.
According to his brother, Madi--
son, Dr McDonald had been
beaten "beyond recognition
with a clothing iron."
At a special meeting on the
grounds of COB yesterday
morning, Mrs Hodder said that
eDr m nonald Tausdhaty hni
was last seen by COB staff
heading home between 10 and
11 m
"HP had meetings on Friday
morning which he missed. Wor-
ried about him, colleagues final-
ly called his brother, who went
to check on him on Friday after-
noon. He was found dead, beat-
en in his home," the college
president said.
"This is the known, much else
you have heard and will hear.
Speculation can only be a mix
of truth and lies, known and
ukowan.ay a r as comuma 2'
Mrs Hodder said

derea edd sanu a er mod e
said that the complete story
behind Dr McDonald's death
"is not known today and we
only do harm in making one
up.We loved Thad, he was our
bechr oircoleu ad fo
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Baha as brand ha i e
domiciled funds from being audited
4 by foreign auditors, a leading accoun-
tant telling The Tribune yesterday
that this was ''not good policy" when
~it came to regulating the industry.
Raymond Winder, managing part-
ner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamnas),
said that permitting foreign auditors
to audit and sign-off on the accounts
of Bahamian domiciled-investment
funds could create regulatory prob-
lems for the Securities Commission
j of the Bahamas, as it might not
receive critical information on prob-
lem s with a particular fund until it
was too late.
SUnder the existing Investment
4 Funds Act, Bahamnas-registered
investment funds can have their
accounts prepared outside this nation,
with the audits conducted overseas
and signed off by foreign accountants.
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with the Central Banki when audits of
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Tribune Business Re~porter
THIE Chief Justice, Sir Burton Hall, yesterday warned
Bahamian businessmen against circumventing regulatory
procedures by 'bribing' officials to facilitate their business
requests, because it places other less well-off persons at a dis-
advantage. Speaking at a seminar on crime prevention,
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'Tribune Business Reporter
THE, Royal Bahamas Police Force will be working with the
business community to establish a business directory and business
crime watch, it was revealed yesterday.
Assistant Commissioner Marvin Dames told business persons
attending a crime prevention seminar that it was vital that all sec-
tors of Bahamian society work together to combat not only
crime, but the fear of crime.
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the Investment Funds legislation, and
would make recommendations to
amend the foreign audit aspect if the
industry felt it was necessary.
The source said the Cayman Islands
had tried to impose the requirement
that audits be signed-off by local audi-
tors, but the Bahamas had not moved
on this because it was "not sure how
well it's working .
Meanwhile, Mr Winder said the
Bahamas and its financial services
industry needed to view itself "in the
larger picture .
"If the only relationship with a com-
pany is incorporation,.I'm not sure
the Bahamas wants to see itself as a
jurisdiction that merely incorporates.
We want to deepen our relationship
with individuals and industries incor-
poraling in the Bahamas," he
"In the securities industry we ought
to be moving after these kinds of
activities, and moving towards a posi-
tion where the Bahamnas is seen as
facilitating all the activities an organ-
isation needs."

showed they were trained to world-
class standards, and did not require
additional teaching when they oper-
ated abroad.
Speaking to The Tribune on condi-
tion of anonymity, a source close to
the Securities Commission with
knowledge of the situation regarding
audits of Bahamian-domiciled invegt-
ment funds, said foreign auditors had
been permitted in order to ensure the
work was completed quickly.
"One of the reasons for that was
that there were not sufficient
resources in the country to conduct
the audits in a timely fashion," the
source said.
"This matter was actually put to
the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) when we were
having consultations on the legisla-
tion, and BICA signed off on it..
"While the Commission would like
Bahamians to benefit from the off-
shore sector, we have to grow it as
The Securities Commssion was said
to constantly monitor all aspects of

dent accountants, we were in a diffi-
cult situation when concerns arose
with that licensee," Mr Winder told
The Tribune'.
These problems often resulted from
the overseas auditors not making their
audit reports and findings available
to the Central Bank in a timely man-
ner, Mr Winder said.
Since then, andl the adoption of its
physical presence requirements, the
Central Bank requires all audits of
its bank and trust company licensees
to besigned-off by Bahamian accoun-
tants, and for auditors based in this
nation to be involved in the audit
process from the get-go.
Explaining that his concerns related
to "protecting the Bahamas brand",
Mr Winder added: "When these prac-
titioners sit outside the Bahamas, it is
very difficult for the Central Bank
and Securities Commission to get
information in a timely fashion to pcro-
tect our industry. i
"The investment funds industry
must also move in that direction, to
have audits signed and performed by

Bahamian accoun-
tants, rather than
outside the
He said: "We in
the accounting
profession in the
Bahamas find our-
selves in a position
in our jurisdiction
where we may be
auditing funds not ,
incorporated in the
Bahamas. Because
we follow global
accounting standards, we are now
auditing funds on behalf of other
jurisdictions like Cayman.
"We're being accessed by other
jurisdictions to perform these services,
but not accepted by our own.
"I think it's in our best interests to
change that policy to mirror the kind
of policy the Central Bank has in rela-
tion to its licensees in the Bahamnas."
Mr a ands.-a pointed out that the
fact Bahamian auditors audited funds
domiciled in other jurisdictions

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KYC standards at least equiv-
alent to those required by
Bahamian law and the licensee
And when it came to Politi-
cally Exposed Persons pepsS),
the Central Bank is recom-
mending that approval from
an institution's senior man-
agement be sought to carry on
business relationships with
clients who are later found -
or subsequently become -
PEPS after the account is
On record keeping, the Cen-
tral Bank is proposing that
KYC records on all customers
be kept for at least five years
after an account is closed or
one-off/final in a series of
transactions takes place, pro-
viding the Financial Intelli-
gence Unit (FIU) and others
with an audit trail.
Recognising that Bahamian
financial institutions will look
to minimise the "volume and
density of hard copy records",
the Central Bank is proposing
to allow them to store these

Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN bank and
trust companies must perform
additional Know Your Cus-
tomer (KYC) verification
checks on clients they have no
"face-to-face" contact with,
going beyond documents and
photos normally relied upon,
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas is proposing.
Unveiling its draft amend-
ments to the anti-money laun-
dering and counter-terror
financing guidelines, the Cen-
tral Bank is targeting transac-
tions by customers that
Bahamian financial institutions
have no contact with, and
record keeping for KYC doc-
uments, as the two areas for
major reform. '
When it comes to dealing
with 'faceless' customers who
approach them by phone, post,
fax, e-mail or some other form
of communication transmis-
sioh, the Central Bank is
proposing that its Bahamian
bank and trust company
licensees verify their identity
using the usual documents and
photo ID.
Yet the draft guidelines add:
"Where documents are relied
on to verify the identity of a
customer, with whom there is
no face-to-face contact, a
licensee should apply an addi-
tional verification check to
manage the risk of forgery and

It suggested that this addi-
tional check could take the
form of requiring the 'faceless'
customer's first transaction or
payment to be carried out
through an account bearing
their name at a Bahamian
institution or via a financial
institution in a leading juris-
Other additional checks sug-
gested by the Central Ban~k
included the production of
additional KYC documents;
requiring the documents to bie
certified; verifying the cus-
tomer's business and home
telephone, numbers and
addresses; and using Internet
sign-ons and passwords that
are set up on account opening
and provided, via secure deliv-
ery, to the customer's verified
The Central Bank's pro-
posed guidelines said:
"Licensees should consider the
money laundering and terrorist
financing risks posed if there is
no face-to-face contact with
prospective customers when
establishing customer rela-
tionships, and when conducting
ongoing due diligence on exist-
ing customers.
"This would include assess-
ing the possibility that a cus-
tomer is deliberately avoiding
face-to-face contact.
"Non face-to-face transac-
tions carry an inherent risk of
forgery and fraud, which
licensees should take calre in
their internal systems, policies

ing that its bank and trust com-
pany licensees obtain senior
management approval for set-
ting up new correspondent
"Licensees should guard
against passing funds through
accounts without taking rea-
sonable steps to satisfy them-
selves that sufficient due dili-
gence has been undertaken by
the remitting bank on the
underlying client and the origin
of the funds," the Central
Bank said in relation to corre-
spondent banking relation-
ships. In these circumstances,
the licensee must be satisfied
that the respondent institution
is able to provide KYC docu-
mentation on the underlying
customer upon request."
The Central Bank also wants
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies to conduct due diligence
on correspondent banks, par-
ticularly on their reputation
and quality of supervision, and
whether they have been sub-
jected to a money laundering
or terror financing-related reg-
ulatory action.
When they are reliant on
KYC due diligence by third
party financial services
providers, the Central Bank is
nonetheless proposing that
Bahamian institutions "imme
diately obtain all the relevant
information pertaining to a
customer's identity".
They must also ensure that
the institution performing the
due diligence "has in place

documents electronically.
The guidelines also state that
Bahamian institutions must
appoint a Money Laundering
Reporting Officer (MLRO) to
whom employees must report
knowledge and suspicions on
customers suspected of engag-
ing in.money laundering and
terror financing. All-records
relating to such reports must
be given to the MLRO in a
"timely" fashion.
The Central Bank's revised
guidelines also attempt to dif-
fereihtiate between "unusual"
and "suspicious" transactions,
the former involving those that
are inconsistent in "amount,
origin, destination or type with
a client's known, legitimate
business or personal activities".
Bank personnel should then
inquire into the transaction,
even asking 'awkward' ques-
tions of their client, and if~no
credible answers are obtained,
then question whether to con-
tinue the business relationship
and consider filing a suspicious
transaction report (STR).

CENTRAL BANK governor Wendy

and procedures to mitigate.
"The extent of verification
in respect of non face-to-face
customers will depend on the
nature an d characteristics of
the product or service provid-
ed, and the assessed money
laundering and terrorist financ-
ing risk presented by the cus-
The Central Bank's draft
amendments also call on
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies offering Internet and
telephone products to "ensure
they have reliable and secure
methods to verify" customer
identities, again using a risk-
rating framework.
Correspondent banking
again received particular atten-
tion, the Central Bank propos-

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Acquisition of new clients
Proposing of. investment solutions

We are searching for a personality with a minimum 5
nea se hper ence aend a prosven su sfnul trh f ecs d
customer relations, investment advice and portfolio
management. Excellent sales and advisory skills as
well as solid knowledge of investment products are
key requirements. A proven track record in a
comparable position with a leading global financial
institution as well as fluency in French and German is
Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

hrbahamas~ubs.com or UBS (a~h as) td.
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


In the Estate of' LEROY NIBUD
DELANCY late of Sold1ier Road in the

Providence, one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Retired Taxi driver, Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the
above-named Estate are requested to send the
same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before Friday the 7th day
of December, A.D. 2007 after which the
Executrices will proceed to distribute the assets
of the deceased among the person entitled
thereto having regard only to the claims of
which the under signed shall then have had

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are re uested to
make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

308 East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-8181
Nassau, Bahamas .
Attorneys for the Executrices


PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, N~OVI-M~t-M 20, 2007

FROM page 1

"We will be launching on
Friday, November 23, and will
keep the fund open until
December 14," Mr Anderson
told The Tribune.
"The total offering amount
will be for B$10 million."
Fidelity made presentations
on the fund to key institution-
al investors yesterday and
today, and will tonight host an
event for between 70-80 pofen-
tial investors who could poten-
tially buy-in to the fund.
Fidelity's launch move
comes as its main competitor,
CFAL, (the former Colina
Financial Advisors) readies to
launch its own international
investments funds, advertising
the Global Equity Fund, Glob-
al Bond Fund and Specialty
Bond Fund, as both major bro-
ker/dealers seek to exploit the

capital account exchange con-
trol liberalisation unveiled by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas in January 2006.
Anthony Ferguson, CFAL's
principal, did not return The
Tribune's phone message seek-
ing comment yesterday after-
n~oon, but Mr Anderson
explained that the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund would be set up as
an 'umbrella' fund, through
which all investor monies
would enter the investment

Essentially, the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund will be a 'fund of
funds', with a number of sub-
funds underlying it. This will
allow investors in the main
fund to better target their prin-

cipal into an area and rate of
return that meets their objec-
tives byr selecting a particular
sub-fund, of which the Index.
Linked Sub-Fund is the first.
Mr Anderson said that by
investing in index-linked
options via the sub-fund, the
Fidelity Bahamas Internation-
al Investment Fund would be
able to leverage the initial allo-
cation of just over $2 million in
foreign currency that it would
receive from the Central Bank
into some $10 million worth of
investments, matching the ini-
tial $10 million injection from
Bahamian investors.
In doing so, Fidelity would
give Bahamian investors more
diversity than they would oth-
erwise obtain by investing the
$2 million allocation directly
into equities or bonds. The
sub-fund would invest 25 per
cent of its assets into four sep-

arate indices each, Mr Ander-
son explained.
Central Bank restrictions
mean that the maximum
amount of US dollars made
available to the Bahamian bro-
ker/dealers for their interna-
tional investment funds in any
one year cannot exceed $25
million or 5 per cent of the pre-
vious year-end balance on the
external reserves.
This means that a maximum
of $6.25 million will be released
every quarter for this purpose.
Mr Anderson yesterday said
there were now three/broker
dealers able to access this,
rather than just CFAL and
Fidelity, meaning that the max-
imum quarterly allocation one
broker could obtain was $2.083
million. The other broker/deal-

er is likely to be Providence
Advisors, although this could
not be confirmed last night.
Meanwhile, Mr Anderson
said investors' principal would
be protected through the
investment in these indices,
something he described as "a
first in the Bahamas".
This meant that even if loss-
es were incurred, investors
would still recover 100 per cent
of the principal they originally
invested when redeeming their
"That'll be a fjrst in the
Bahamas in terms of principal
protection," Mr Anderson
said. "Investors will get the
best of both worlds, the ability
to participate and get out
there, but not risk their princi-
pal." '
He added that the Fidelity
Bahamas International Invest-
ment Fund would be listed on

the Bahamas International'
Securities Exchange (BISX),
with Fidelity looking to make a
market in its shares so that
they could be traded via the
Mr Anderson said of the
fund's launch: "I'm hoping
people will take the opportu-
nity to diversify their invest-
ments and try something new.
"It's the sort of investment,
whether you're an institution-
al or retail investor, that is the
kind everyone benefits from.
I hope people will take~ the
opportunity, as this is the first
time Bahamian investors will
be able to invest abroad to,
invest in foreign~ securities
without paying an investment
premium for their dollars."
Currently, Bahamians
investing abroad have to pay
the 12.5 per cent investment
currency market premium~.

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

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

I i

TCSulle to

applicants are asked to send their

Quantity Surveyor
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3027
Nassau, Bahamas

.____ __

CVr should be sent via
e-mail to mary.epcotmnedical
@i~c~orailwavee. coml by
No'I~lembe .311. '200)7.

launch Friday

fund to

Garlanris Bain partnerr certified

as forensic financial analyst

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 64
of theSecurities Industry Act, 1999 that Mr. Kendrick
hriteh eeige as Fn ci C trle rom bank of

Legal Notice
(a) CM & PMnANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on November 19, 2007
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General,
(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
WeCst, Centreville, Nassau, Babamas.
(d). Allupersons luwingo Claims against the above-named Company are
namnes and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
November 20, 2007





~~~N~ E E




Baha Malr Development Comlpany Ltd.
seeks to hire a talented

Commercial Attorney
to join its dynamic legal team.

The successful apphicant must:

Have a minimum of 6 years experience in commercial
and corporate practice mn The Bahamas.

Have the ability to draft and review documentation
in connection with complex commercial, real estate
and other transactions.

Be familiar with U7S and other international commercial

`Have the ability to work under pressure.

Posse~ss exceptional communication and negotiating

Successful candidate will report to Baha Mar's General
Counsel and work: with other members of Baha Mar's legal

Please forward curriculum vitae with salary requirements
via e-mail to tgodet@ tradeinvest.com or
fax to (242) 702-2018 no later than December, 1 200i7.

All responses will be held in the strictest confidence.

*Excelilent opportunity

for you to COH[701 yolrl

~-le~f~s~4;* Youl areu limited onlly to
yourv potential
*Flexible hours alvailable
*Excelrlent commlissions

anld 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 '




and requires the preparation of informa-
tion for actual or anticipated disputes or
litigation. Forensic means "suitable for
use in a court of law", and it is to that
standard and potential outcome that
Forensic Accountants generally have to
Mr Bain has been trained by lawyers in
Phoenix, Arizona and Philadelphia to give
expert evidence at an eventual trial, some-
thing forensic accountants, also referred to
as forensic auditors or investigative audi-
tors, often are required to do.
He has served as an expert witness, pro-
vrided deposition testimony and prepared
damage calculations in previous matters
before the courts.
Forensic accountants may be involved in
recovering proceeds of crime and confis-
cation proceedings concerning actual or
assumed proceeds of crime or money laun-
Mr Bain has more than 20 years of pub-
lic accounting, consulting and chief finan-
cial officer experience.
He received a Maaster of Business
Administration degree with a: concentra-

tion in banking and financial services from
Manchester Business School and therUni-
versity of Wales in the United Kingdom.
Mr Bain is also a Fellow (FCCA) of the
Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants based in Glasgow, Scotland,
a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified
Management Accountant, Certified Finan-
cial Manager and Certified Anti-Money
Laundering Specialist .
Prior to joining HLB Galanis Bain, Mr
Bain was a senior executive with the
National Bank of Canada International
(Bahamas) L~td. and a senior executive
and director at Lloyds (T'SB) Bahamas.
He has previously served as HLB Galanis
Bain's audit partner.
Mr Bain has also served as a council
member of the Bahamas Institute of Char-
tered Accountants (BICA), and is cur-
rently the Financial Accounting and Busi-
ness and Economic Concepts Lecturer
with the Becker CPA Review (BahamaS
He also lectures in Anti-Money Laun-
dering Strategies at the Bahamas Insti-
tute of Financial Services.

FROM page 10

"Our firm, which was founded a decade
ago, excels in problem solving and value
creation. In addition to the traditional
accounting and auditing services, we offer
a range of specialised professional ser-
vices including' turitaround arid restruc-
turing advisory, crisis and interim man-
agement, performance improvement,
transaction advisory, corporate finance,
and dispute analysis and forensics.
"With our new global positioning with
HLB International," lie added, "we con-
tinue to expand our forensic, investiga-
tive and litigation advisory capabilities,
We are, therefore, especially pleased with
John's new certification and believe that it
will be an invaluable asset to our local
office and global team, which has a world-
wide reputation for a distinctive hands-
on approach to delivering results for
clients and stakeholders."
Forensic accounting is an area of exper-
tise that is rapidly becoming indispens-
able to the global business commtunity,

I I _


(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
LIGHTFEATIIER LTD. is in dissolution. Alrena Moxey is
the Liquidator and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place,
Marlborough &2 Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or
claims to the Liquidator before December 15, 2007.

Leaal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby 'iv~en Ea\a~ the above-named
Company is in dissolutionn..which commtrenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., R.O.Biox N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice -


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
16th day of November 2007. The Liquidator 16 Argosa
Corp. Inc., R.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of GREENLEAF LTD. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the


NOTICE is hereby given that BENER LOUIS PIERRE OF
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for'
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization'
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who;
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2007 to: the'Miriisfer Yesponsibit? for' Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MR. CHANDLER of 2465 FT.
LAUDERDALE 33303, 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 13th day of November, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Leaal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
1 8th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., R.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Leaal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
1 8th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., R.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolt'ition, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., R.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Llquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
18th day of November 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., R.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



whomever you hire, they are
a microcosm of the wider com-
munity. We all have a vested
interest," he added.
In addressing the crime
issue, Mr Dames said the
Bahamas must use statistics
and empirical data to help
make informed decisions.
The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president, Dioni-
sio D' Aguilar, said concrete
decisions and action were
needed to ensure a serious
approach to crime was taken.
"Unfortunately, crime is a
major problem in this country,
and as a nation we seem paral-
ysed as to what to do. Every
day, the problem seems to get
worse and our nation's lead-
ers seem unable to implement
the swift, decisive measures
that could reverse this trend,"
the Chamber president said.
"They seem afraid to tackle
this problem head on and to
make the decisions that may,
on the one hand, marginally
diminish our freedoms, but on
the other increase our safety
and quality of life."
Mr D'Aguilar said the police
needed to be given every
resource to combat crime, with
benchmarks to measure their
performance and hold their
leaders accountable.
He also discussed the frus-
trations that Bahamian busi-

panies in different areas.
Mr Dames warned business
owners that crime was a social
problem that could very well
lurk in their companies
through the persons whom
they hire.
"Just remember that you
have to hire these persons, and

nesspersons have in regard to
crime, and challenged the
police force to tlfrink outside
the box, listen to the com-
plaints of business owners,
implement real solutions and
measure their success.
"Business persons frequent-
ly complain that the police ney-
er come when you call unless
someone has been shot on
your premises, or that police
.do not consider crimes com-
mitted against businesses as
that important unless it is
armed robbery," Mr D'Aguilar
"Every day business' are
robbed by employees and cus-
tomers, and those same busi-
ness persons are powerless to
do anything about it except fire
the culprits and write off the
losses as the cost of doing busi-
ness in the Bahamas. Pursuing
the matter in courts is a time-
wasting experience that rarely
yields any positive results, so
why bother?"
Mr D' Aguilar suggested
that providing persons with
information such as the inves-
tigating officer's rank and id
number, phone numbers and
other details of the investiga-
tion made follow up easier.
He added that the Govern-
ment needs to do whatever is
necessary to facilitate the pro-
gessing of justice, whether it
be building additional courts,
hiring more magistrates and
judges and support staff, and
dispensing with cases in a more
timely manner, such as plea
Finally, he toldChamber
members that they need to be
proactive in deploying tech-
nelg lan eduscatmng chemt
have been extremely successful
in reducing the ease in which
criminals can commit crimes.


Police e

ar e

moym g





FROM page 1

policing, the police will be col-
lecting information from every
business in the Bahamas, so
that as they roll out the com-
munity policing they can build
a business crime watch of com-

II i

An established Bahamian Cornpany is seeking a Financial Controller.
Qualifications for the position are:
* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Accounting or applied finance
from an accredited and reputable university.
* Certified Pulbic A2c~ount
* 3-5 year Audit experience
* Proficiency in Accounting Software such as QuickBooks or Peachtree
* Experience in prepar~ingo IFRS compliant financial statements
* The individual will be responsible for directing the overall financial
plans and 'accountmg~ practices of the organization.
Interested persons should send resumes to:
P.O. Box C1B-12707
Nassau, Bahamas




Date: 27th November, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Bahamas Faith

Should 16 years be the age
Of CODSent
for sexual intercourse?

Should homosexruality be
taught in schools?

Do the above questionS
~COntribute ~to sexual
exploitation and sexual .


R eg istration: FREE

I - -


Car~eer opportun)ity for an ambitious
career oriented individual

Claimns Advisor

Role &Responsibilities:
Provide Customler service, advice and assistance to walk-
in customers and over the telephone
Deal with agencies and other insurance companies
complete reports and input data
Assist with subr~ogation
Maintain Claims Bordereaux
Assist with on-scenle accident investigations
Assistance wiithl special projects

A.A. Degree in business or related subject
Experience useful but not essential
O~n the job trailing will be provided
Computer proficiency required
-Strong customers services, c~ommr~unicationo and interpersonal
skills required

The Bahamnas First Gro~up is the largest property and casualty
insurance company in T'he B~ahamnas: and has an A- (ExcellenIt)
Rating fr-om A. M. Best, refl~ctingo the company's financial
stability and sound r~isk management practices. Compensation
commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.

Please arpply before Novem~ber 28tht, 2007 to:

Group HR & Training Manager
Bahamas 2n otll rporate Services
P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

or email to: careers @bahamasfirst.com



Tribune Business Editor
THE principal investor behind a multi-million
dollar resort project at the former Club Med
site in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, is now
"just waiting on the green light" from the Gov-
ernment to proceed, denying reports circulating
or the island that approval delays had forced the
development to lay-off part-time staff.
Ifddie Lauth, principal in the EIC Resorts
gr~oup that is behind the French Leave project,
acknowledged that the development had laid-off
a:ftiw. security personnel as it waited for the
Ghvprnment to give all the necessary approvals
ab)I permits for the project to proceed.
<.He added: "What we've done right now is
titRi3ntil we get the plans finalised, we have cut
bEon security, but the full-time staff is still
're just waiting now to get the green light:
~jft still working at it, trying to get things
cfjrp and the full-time staff are still there.
'~kve done everything we've been asked
by the Government, and are waiting to get
everything that we've been waiting on for the
last'twio years approved."
iFrench Leave has been on hold for more than
;e" year, Mr Lauth previously saying that while
project had met the pre-sales targets set by
its bankers through attracting enough 'founder'
real state buyers, it had not been able to con-
vert;.these into binding sales because no all per-
nllits and approvals had been received from the
iThere is also an issue to be resolved involving ~
ah exchange of roads, as EIC Resorts extin-
g shed "_a road not assed for : i40 years when it

acquired the former Club Med property in 21004.
To ensure public access to the area, the devel-
opers and the Government had agreed to sw-ap
some: roads.

awId t e


_ ~_ ___ r

The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following

Serves as the Air Conditioning Technician and is responsible for a variety of
functions including plumbing, electrical and welding maintenance, repair,
diagnosis, installation and testing of a variety olf industrial and commercial
grade air conditioning systems.

This position is open to candidates with the following quah'i~cations:

- A minimum of two years vocational training resulting in a certificate as an A/C
refrigeration techmician and one year of vocational training and certificate in
electrical craft skills.

STwo years as an Air Conditioning Technician and a ininimum of one year
apprentice level or the equivalent mn electrical maintenance and/or instal ation

Must have a familiarity with National Electric, or Canadian Electric codes
and NFPA guidelines for A/C required.

Must be able to read and comprehend blue prints and have knowledge of
material safety data sheets and books.

Must have a valid Bahamian driver's license and the ability to drive a
pssene tvehiscl s ad forklift, stake body and pickup trucks with manual and


The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation
Package including performance-based incentives, medical and dental insurance,
!ife insurance, pension and opportunities for training and development.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Applications forms are available from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.. Monday through
Friday at security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street. Completed
applications should be returned to the Embassy: addressed to the Human
Resources Office no later than Thursday, November 29, 2007

An auction will be held on 28th Noveme-

ber, 2007 at 10:00 o' clock at the Supreme

00urt Building, Bank Lane, Nassau, The

Bahamas. On auction will be a number of

Locman Watches in a variety of styles and

FOf more information please contact Miss

Cordell Frazier at Giibson & Company at

323-1234 or Mr. Jack Davis a the Sunreme

Court at 356-9101.


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14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4 8.12%
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.8094
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.009(
,e. A; se=>ww~~~s~~L wwet~L~j ~ ~ x ;; 1Manage~;~~~ usage P~LE~$~PbitBt*B(
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43 00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70%~
1 .60 14 00 Ba amas S ermarkets 104 50 15 SO 14.0 5.60 1 5 1N3. 7.

.. -H. 52nk-to:) Fund Name NA. V YTD'. Last 12 Months Dir d Yleld 96
i wa l 1 313j9 Col~na Money Market FunO 1 364 118'
3 5388 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & Fund 3.8388***
2.9382 2.4829 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.938214***
1.2794 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.279370"**
11.81192 11.2596 Fidelity Rrime Income Fund 11.8192***

!i2wk-HI Highest closing price In last li2 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
S2wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 9 November 200?
P'revlous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price "' 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week "' 31 October 2007
Lharage Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mrths "" 31 July 2007
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/iE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock In~dex. January 1, 1994 = 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007
(31) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007




Tribune Business

BAHAMIAN business
executives were reminded yes-
terday to exercise good judg-
ment and common sense as the
Christmas season approaches
to ensure their companies
remain crime free.
At a seminar hosted by the
Chamber of Commerce, the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
and CrimeStoppers Bahamas,
Chief Superintendent Hulan
Hanna told business owners
they should be very careful
when moving deposits to the
bank, ensuring they do not fall
into a routine which call be fig-
ured out by persons watching
Equally important, he said,
was to ensure their employees
'?. satc hahem to see how

they are getting to and from
work," Mr Hanna said. At this
time of year, more part-time
staff were hired, but he
stressed that it was critical that
background checks were done
on those persons as well.
In many crimes, Mr Hanna
said the police had a problem
wiith the quality of the film
retrieved from surveillance
tapes. He said that in many
cases, it was difficult to have a
clear visual, and in other cases
the cameras simply did not
contain film.
He added that companies
should ask officers to take their
breaks around their establish-
ments, as the visual sighting of
a police officer or car sends the
subliminal message that the
premises are well guarded.
J Branch Walton, manager
of safety and compliance at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
s trntionann iiprsaid it

take all threats seriously as
they could turn out to be real.
"You do not want to take
that chance," he added
Mr Walton pointed out that
particularly in cases of domes-
tic abuse, if a violent act was
committed at the home ,ihe
person's workplace was one of
the first places where some-
thing can happen.
This means, he said, that an
entire company could be
placed in danger. Similarly, dis-
gruntled employees also may
pose a threat, which is why it
was important that employers
ensure there were strong
human resources records on
an employee's behaviour if
they are terminated.
Mr Walton said simple inci-
dents of harassment, which he
called Pain In the But Acts
(PIBT's), on the job needed to
be addressed and stopped
fore they became bigger

Sir Burton said that when:
this happens it can, in the case:

en'acingand n al'"fat'bof
the court system, it becomes
He noted that while other
government offices can award
their employees with banqluets
and solicit adverts from bulit-
nesses, it was difficult for the.
judicial system as there mgy
arise questions of propriety
"How can the judiciary de'.
the like for its support staff,i
when it must view every bust-
ness entity even its vendors of
necessities such as stationery
and cleaning supplies as a
potential litigant before the
courts, and every firm of attor-
neys `as lawyers for potential
litigants," the Chief Justice
Ideally, he said the judiciary
would have a cadre of staff
coinmitted to public service
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North dealer .
Both sides vulnerable.

VA 105 4 2
+ AK
4 J 10 6 A Q4
SK J 6 Q8 3
S8 5 6 4 3
4 J 97 53 3 Q 10 8 2

SQJ 10 97 2
+AK 4
The bidding-
North East South West
1 4 'Pass 2 4 Pass
2 V Pass 2 NT Pass
3 9 Pass 3 NT
Opening lead five of clubs.
One annoying situation that peri-
odically confronts a declarer arises
when he has all the tricks he needs
for the contract and yet is unable to
cash them because of lack of com-
rmuicaion between his own hand
and the dummy.
Consider this deal where South
was declarer at three notrump. West
led a club, on which East played the
queen, and there was poor South,
Idokidn at nine tricks and no legit-

imate way to collect them.
One possibility was to win the
club lead, cash dummy's A-Kof dia-
monds and then play a spade or a
heart and hope the opponents would
be kind enough to putinm' back in his
hand with a second club. Tht would
allow him to collect his remaining
diamonds and so score nine tricks.
However, South realized that this
line of play would ~probably not nc-
ceed. There was too much chance j
that, once he telegraphed his ~inten. :
tions by cashing the ~A;K of dil-
monds, the opponents would rcog.
nize his communications problem
and arrange to keep him out of his
So South hit upon.8'a as~chame
than that to steal the handTanstead of
Staking the first club, he let Bast's ,
queen of clubs hold the farst trict -
Without giving the mrP~attr mailh
thought, Bast returntest.' club, ang
that was the and of that. Southicadk :
the A-K, discarding mondsfrom dummy, and thncashed :
six dimamn~t1dsen~8tdi~heace~O ea o i
finish with a neat nifne trickrs.
Perhaps East should have 9een I
through the rose and not returned a
club, but this does not diminish the
beauty of deolaler's -i~magnative -
play. He was .certainly enttlediot~~is i


'ARIES -191ar 21/Apr 20
iIt's best if you take the straight and
.narrow path this week, Aries. But you
'fmd that it's not so easy with tempta-
'tron a~t every tum. Ke your wits
-b you a stay fcsd
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Are you tied of being described as
stubbom, 9ms Well, the change
t esves this week, Iisten wit a
open mn
:GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You've been making excuses to a
.loved one and this person is on to
:you. What are you hiding from?
Think about reassessing your plan of
action. Others will be glad you did.
'CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've reached a roadblock and
:don't know how, to find a detour.
Rely on close friends to help you
:out. You could be in a financial bind
~forriwhile. Be frugal.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Now is not the time to be the center
of .attention, -Leo. Give others a
chance to shine, particularly at work.
Take an opportunity to slip into the
Shadows. You iust might like it these.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
~You'e ~getting pulled in all direc-
;tions again, Virgo. It seems you're
alwayss in -demand. Find a hidden
watreat and make plans to visit it
:soon.`Yourcani use the rest.
iBR Sept 23/Oct 23
/knew rmance has you seeing stars.
;Count ~yourself as one of the lucky
ifew ~who meet Mister or Miss Right.
I~hese days, love isn't always easy to
come by.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
i~igpew's changes your ~focus on the
tfiztre. New ;priorities are set and
:tanitakre a back seat. Keep this news
la secret ~for a little longer.
~SAGYFFARHJS-Nov 23/Dec 21
INo lone ilikes a stattle tale, and
fhaft's just what you've been,
Sagittarius. :Rattmng out others
'won't get you ahead it will
only make enemies.
:CAPRICORN` Dec 22/Jan 20
:Someone close is going to need
some advice and support, Capricorn.
You'll have all the answers this per-
son needs ~and ;feel rewarded by
AQU~AnRIU Jan 21/Feb 18
;Expect !good news late in the week.
A loved one has a delicious surprise
in store for you. Others locik on with
envy as you enjoy your just desserts,
so share your wealth.
PISCES Feb 719/M~ar20
'You~are about to make a statement in
the tworldl. It doessi't have to be a
major- event but wil impart grea
change. Thursday is a power day.

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letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In maidng a word, each letter
may be used once onlr. Each
must contain the centre letter
and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals,
Gfood 22; v~ery good 33;
excellent 413 (or more).
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24 Standard rent arangement for
person cohabiting (7)
26 Jaw about music or composer (6)
29 Bamet, in manner of speaking (3)
31 Poet with shotelat Rom'
possibly (5)
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34 O)neof the most hungry birds(5)
35 It has itssandy sie(3)
36 Area for reversing acar during
a race (5)
37 It's sweet to get couple of levers
(from Fls?) (5)
38 Makesfr an even chance (6)

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2 Balancewilhakilasyougetgoing
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wrong dose (6)
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a Sunday ()
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edled man (
'14 A brief refrene to
environmentalism (3)
115 Hesitation about an article that a
cause unconsciousnese (s)
17 Strips off and goes backto sleep (5)
19 Refer to anextraordinary painter (7)
20 Keep an eye on hunter, peraps (5)
'21 Twigs usefully handled (5)
23 Reading o a country grl (7)
24 Nota good sailor (6)
25 Point toa bit of a chUi as amore
aething (3)
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28 S~tand fsh (5)
30 Willing to provide cash (5)
32 Adocutnentin which tobe
emphaticI (4)
33 A number of Hottentats (3)

R Factory Hoey,
Instantchessacom 2007. Most
internet chess takes place at
high speed, with anythingifrom
five minutes dowats one
minute for each player to
complete all the moves. Of
course it can be frenetic-and
blunder-prone, but: many people
who have rarely tried blitz over
the board find they can deelop
the fast reactions and tactkcai
awareness needed to beat both
the lock and the opponent.
Also, web games are ideal when
you have just a few minutes
available in the middle of office
hours and can utilise a fast
broadband connection.01se of
the ways to improve, especially
at one-minute bullet chess, is to
ensure you have a fast optical
mouse and can co-ordinatesyour
wrist and finger action. hi

1 Lamps (5)
4 Dunnl)
5 Symbolil (6)
6 Punctuation mark (s)
7 Fish basket (5)
9 Body of water (3)
12 Officer(7)
14 Stupid (3)
16 Understood (5)
17 River-mouth (5)
19 containing
filaments (7)
20 Range (5)

24 Salad plant (6)
25 Devour (3)
27 Desert's
fertile patch (5)
28 Informs (5)
30 Of the kidneys (5)
32 Bill offare (4)
33 Can (3)

3 Keeep sake (5)
8 Aggressive (5)
10 Snake (5)
11 Meadow (3)
12 Christmas song (5)
13 Desert (7)
15 Famous (5)
18 Zero (3)
19 Last number (6)

23 Herb (4)
24 Fall back (7)
26 G3ate (6)
29 Cereal grain (3)
31 Relaxed (5)
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35 Noise (3)
36 Completes (5)
37 Navigation aid(5)
38 Yell (5)




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could have been defended if White
:had been in a rational mood, but
~as often happens in internet play
ihe~hose~the most obvious
response and was quickly beaten.
With these dues, can you work out
wvhat happened?


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